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by Published on 2017-03-15 10:19 PM

New Necromancer Information from Blizzard, BlizzCon Dates Announced

Un'Goro Card Reveal Livestream this Friday with Peter Whalen and Sean "Day[9]" Plott

Patch 7.2 on the Background Downloader
Patch 7.2 is on the background downloader!



Patch 7.1.5 Hotfixes - March 14
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeon and Raid
  • The Nighthold
    • Star Augur Etraeus
      • Voidling health scaling has been adjusted to be slightly lowered for 10 players, and slightly increased for 30 players on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • The time at which Star Augur Etraeus casts Big Bang has been increased by 30 seconds on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.

Enemies
  • All devilsaurs in Un'Goro Crater now scale to max level. It’s madness out there!

Items
  • Dino Mojo now works properly if there is one item stack used.

Player versus Player
  • The Monk talent Ring of Peace and the Mage talent Arcane Orb should no longer trigger a Warlock’s Call Observer more than once per cast.
  • Warlock
    • Call Fel Lord now has a 15 second duration (was 30 seconds).

Quests
  • Kor'vas Bloodthorn, Lord Maxwell Tyrosus, and Lord Jorach Ravenholdt all forgot something at the Class Hall after being sent on a Mission. They are now available to receive “An Urgent Warning”.

On Sale Now! World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume II
World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume II has been released! Check out a (long) recap on the forum.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Continue your journey through Azeroth’s history with World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume II, on sale now!

This beautiful hardcover edition is the second in a multipart series exploring the lore of the Warcraft universe. Volume II will reveal more sought-after details about the world’s history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, this tome is sure to please all fans—casual and collector alike.




Written by: Chris Metzen, Matt Burns, Robert Brooks

Cover Artist: Peter Lee

See more of what’s in store for you in IGN’s 16-page preview, then add your own copy to your library.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Mythic+ Feedback
Thanks for copying this over! Good feedback here that I can send on up. I think the point on differences in difficulties between affixes is particularly relevant. Seems a relevant conversation the dev team would be happy to listen to is everyone's thoughts on how you deal with the various affixes (ignore them, smaller pulls, etc), and how those experiences have evolved so far in Legion.

I would also be interested in how you guys rank the affixes in order of difficulty to deal with (this obviously changes as the rank increases, but lets look at say... 5 which is pretty average) in the current environment on live.

I'm also very aware of the differences between dungeons on Mythic+, and Ion has previously touched on the preference for Maw of Souls. I'm not exactly sure what can be done at the moment about the gaps the community sees between them, but I'm willing to take any feedback you guys want to share.

My biggest gripe with Mythic+ are the timers. Timers are the reason I didn't like CMs, and it's the reason I really dislike Mythic+ despite loving the concept.
I've seen this point of discussion too, and it's come up numerous times in my own feedback and reporting. Just wanted to say I know this is a valid opinion that I'm definitely aware of. (Official Forums)

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Vengeance Demon Hunter Feedback
Thank you for the suggestions and discussion.

In today’s 7.2 PTR update, we’re testing the following change:

  • Demonic Wards now reduces all damage taken by 20% (was 10%), and increases Armor by 75% (was 120%).

What this amounts to is a passive reduction of all incoming damage, combined with a lowered defenses against physical damage, leaving almost no change to incoming physical, but a substantial new mitigation against magic.

Your feedback has been very helpful, so again, thank you! (Official Forums)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Protection Warrior Feedback
As before, we thank you for the good feedback.

The Nighthold has put a spotlight on magic mitigation more than previous raids, and we’ve seen how that resulted in Protection Warriors (who are typically a very well-rounded tank spec) falling a bit behind other tanks as a result.

Today’s new 7.2 PTR build includes the following change:

Warrior
  • Gleaming Scales (Artifact Trait) increases Spell Reflection magical damage reduction by 20%.

Gleaming Scales is a new Artifact Trait that’s coming in 7.2, and the intention here is to provide Warriors with a way to keep up with incoming spells in encounters that are magic-heavy, such as Spell Augur Etraeus or Krosus in The Nighthold.

We’re also testing a new change to the Protection Legendary belt Thundergod’s Vigor that triples the rate at which your Thunder Claps reduce the cooldown on Demoralizing Shout.

We continue to analyze and consider everything you’re telling us here (and elsewhere!), so keep it coming. Thank you! (Official Forums)

FinalBossTV - Havoc Demon Hunters
FinalBossTV covered Havoc Demon Hunters this week!

by Published on 2017-03-14 08:15 PM

BlizzCon 2017 - November 3 and 4

7.2 PTR Legendary Items Changes - March 14
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Developers' notes: We’re adding a small amount of baseline throughput (~1.5-2%) to current non-throughput legendaries or legendaries that have throughput, but work very infrequently, especially against dungeon/raid bosses.
All Classes
  • All Specs
    • Sephuz's Secret
      • Now always grants 10% increased movement speed and 3% Haste.
      • When triggered, this bonus is increased to the current values of 70% movement speed and 25% Haste.
      • Movement speed bonuses now stack with other movement speed bonuses.

Death Knight/Paladin/Warrior
  • All Specs
    • Aggramar's Stride
      • Now has an additional 617 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
      • Now grants movement speed equal to 75% of your Haste, Critical Strike, Mastery, or Versatility, whichever is highest.

Mage/Priest/Warlock
  • All Specs
    • Norgannon's Foresight
      • Now has an additional 617 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940), as a third bonus secondary stat.

Hunter/Shaman
  • All Specs
    • Roots of Shaladrassil
      • Now has an additional 658 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940), as a third bonus secondary stat.

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • All Specs
    • Acherus Drapes
      • Now has an additional 771 Mastery (@ ilvl 940), as a third bonus secondary stat.
  • Blood
  • Unholy
    • Death March
      • Now also increases Death Strike and Death Coil damage by 15%.

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • All Specs
  • Balance
  • Feral
  • Guardian
    • Oakheart's Puny Quods
      • Barkskin instantly grants 45 Rage plus an additional 30 Rage (was 15 Rage) over 3 seconds.
  • Restoration
    • The Dark Titan's Advice
      • Now also causes Lifebloom’s periodic healing to have a 5% chance to trigger the final healing effect.
    • Tearstone of Elune
      • Allies healed by your Wild Growth have a 15% (was 20%) chance to also gain Rejuvenation.
    • X'oni's Caress
      • Now also reduces Ironbark’s cooldown by 25%.
    • Essence of Infusion
      • Tranquility heals targets below 60% (was 50%) health for 60% (was 50%) more.
    • Aman'Thul's Wisdom
      • Redesigned. When your Rejuvenation heals a full health target, its duration is increased by 3 seconds, up to a maximum total increase of 15 seconds per cast.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • All Specs
  • Fire
    • Pyrotex Ignition Cloth
      • Phoenix Flames reduces the remaining cooldown on Combustion by 9 seconds (was 6 seconds).

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Mistweaver
    • Eye of Collidus the Warp-Watcher
      • Each time Soothing Mist heals, the absorb amount of your next Life Cocoon is increased by 3% (was 1%), stacking up to 50 times (was 100).
      • Fixed a bug where the second Soothing Mist from Unison Spaulders did not grant a second stack of the buff.
    • Ovyd's Winter Wrap
      • Redesigned slightly. Each time Enveloping Mist heals, its healing bonus has a 50% chance to spread to an injured ally within 30 yards.
    • Ei'thas, Lunar Glides of Eramas
      • Redesigned. Uplifting Trance increases your Vivify healing by an additional 20% and causes it to heal 1 additional target.
  • Windwalker
    • Hidden Master's Forbidden Touch
      • Now also increases Touch of Death’s damage by 40%.
    • Katsuo's Eclipse
      • Reduce the cost of Fists of Fury by 1 Chi (was 2 Chi).
    • Drinking Horn Cover
      • The duration of Storm, Earth, and Fire is reduced by 0.4 seconds (was 0.6 seconds) for every Chi you spend.
    • March of the Legion
      • Now has an additional 641 Mastery (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Holy/Protection
    • Uther's Guard
      • Now has an additional 797 Haste (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
  • Holy
  • Protection
  • Retribution
    • Aegisjalmur, the Armguards of Awe
      • Now has an additional 617 Critical Strike (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.
      • Triggered Shield of Vengeance amount reduced from 200% to 100%.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • All Specs
    • Will of Valeera
      • Now has an additional 658 Mastery (@ ilvl 940) as a third bonus secondary stat.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Enhancement
    • Akainu's Absolute Justice
      • Lava Lash deals 50% (was 30%) increased damage while your weapons are enhanced by both Flametongue and Frostbrand.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • All Specs
  • Protection
    • The Walls Fell
      • Now also increases Shield Slam’s Rage generation by 2.
    • Thundergod's Vigor
      • Each enemy you hit with Thunder Clap reduces the remaining cooldown on Demoralizing Shout by 3 seconds (was 1 second).

PTR Development Notes - Build 23753
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
This week’s PTR update contains mostly tuning changes, which include some of the mechanisms around the Broken Shore, but also a large round of adjustments to Legendary items. These adjustments are part of our overall goal to bring Legendaries more in line with each other in terms of value, particularly in how their benefits apply to your primary role (tanking, DPS, or healing).

This first round of adjustments is not comprehensive - in fact, we’ve already made some additional changes since this build was put together, and we expect tuning to continue as part of an ongoing process. Still, we’d greatly appreciate your feedback on these changes, as well as on any other Legendaries that are still in need of tuning. We’ve created a separate thread here with more details on exactly what changes have been made.

Thanks, and happy testing!

PTR Build Deploy 3/14/2017
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Greetings all,
PTR Realms will be coming down today in order to deploy a new 7.2.0 build. No ETA for today's push but I'll ping the thread if things look like they're going to take longer than usual.

As always, I'll leave this thread open for discussion so long as conversations remain civil and adhere to forum guidelines.

Thanks for your patience everyone!

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