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by Published on 2017-10-24 05:33 PM

Changes to Diablofans Accounts

The Tavern is Getting Spooky - Hallow's End Has Begun!

Patch 7.3.2 Live This Week
Patch 7.3.2 goes live this week!






New Icons




Calculators Updated




Primal Sargerite Vendor
Primal Sargerite can now be exchanged for various items.



Path of the Titans Trinkets
Check out the full post for the trinkets and more details.

  • The secondary proc effects on the Path of the Titans trinkets coming with Antorus in Patch 7.3.2 will only work inside of the raid.
  • Aman'Thul's Vision drops from Argus and doesn't take one of your two legendary item slots. It acts as a wildcard towards the four needed for the proc.
  • Pantheon's Blessing will allow you to upgrade the epic trinkets to item level 1000 and drops from Argus on all difficulties
  • Your group needs four unique Path of the Titans trinket procs to be active at once to activate the secondary effect.



New Items
For the full list of new items, check out the list on WoWDB.

Level Type Name
110Junk Awoken Titan Essence
110Other Cache of Antoran Treasures
110Other Cache of Antoran Treasures
110Other Cache of Antoran Treasures
110Other Cache of Antoran Treasures
110Mount Demonic Gladiator's Storm Dragon
110Quest Cursed Shard
940Trinket Norgannon's Prowess
930Trinket Eye of F'harg
940Trinket Aman'Thul's Vision
940Trinket Aggramar's Conviction
940Trinket Khaz'goroth's Courage
940Trinket Golganneth's Vitality
940Trinket Eonar's Compassion
890Polearm Scythe of the Unmaker
110Other Pantheon's Blessing


Tier 21 Stat Changes
Stats have been changed on many of the Tier 21 set pieces.



Tier Set Bonus Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Death Knight T21 Blood 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Death Knight T21 Blood 4P Bonus - DRW Rune Haste" to "Item - Death Knight T21 Blood 4P Bonus". When Dancing Rune Weapon fades, your Rune regeneration rate is increased by 15% for 10 sec. 40% for 10 sec.
  • Item - Death Knight T21 Frost 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Death Knight T21 Frost 4P Bonus - Frost Damage Flashy Proc" to "Item - Death Knight T21 Frost 4P Bonus". When you deal Frost damage, you have a chance to release a barrage of icy spikes at your target dealing [ 3.000 * 0% 420% of weapon damage ] Frost damage. Approximately 2 procs per minute.

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Demon Hunter T21 Havoc 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Demon Hunter T21 Havoc 4P Bonus - Haste After Eye Beam" to "Item - Demon Hunter T21 Havoc 4P Bonus". When Eye Beam finishes fully channeling, your Haste is increased by 15% for 8 sec. 40% for 8 sec.

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Druid T21 Balance 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Druid T21 Balance 2P Bonus - Solar Wrath and Lunar Strike Damage" to "Item - Druid T21 Balance 2P Bonus". Increase the damage of Solar Wrath by 15% and Lunar Strike by 10%. Starfall by 10% and Starsurge by 10%.
  • Item - Druid T21 Feral 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Druid T21 Feral 2P Bonus - Rip Chance to Double Tick" to "Item - Druid T21 Feral 2P Bonus". When Rip deals damage, there is a 20% 10% chance for it to deal damage again.
  • Item - Druid T21 Feral 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Druid T21 Feral 4P Bonus - Rip Ticks Proc Free Ferocious Bite" to "Item - Druid T21 Feral 4P Bonus". When Rip deals damage, you have a 4% chance to cause your next Ferocious Bite to be free consume no Combo Points and count as if you spent the maximum amount of Energy.
  • Item - Druid T19 Restoration 4P Bonus Each time your Rejuvenation heals a target, it has a 1.5% 1% chance to jump to a new target at full duration.
  • Item - Druid T19 Restoration 4P Bonus Each time your Rejuvenation heals a target, it has a 1.5% 1% chance to jump to a new target at full duration. 100 yd range. Instant.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Hunter T20 Marksmanship 4P Bonus Casting two Aimed Shots in a row increases your critical strike damage by 15% for 6 sec. 10% for 6 sec.
  • Item - Hunter T21 Marksmanship 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Hunter T21 Marksmanship 4P Bonus - Marked Shot Sometimes Shoots Twice" to "Item - Hunter T21 Marksmanship 4P Bonus". Marked Shot has a 15% chance to fire at the target an additional time. 30% chance to fire at up to 3 additional targets hit by Marked Shot an additional time.
  • Item - Hunter T21 Survival 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Hunter T21 Survival 2P Bonus - Flanking Strikes Buffs Raptor Strike Crit" to "Item - Hunter T21 Survival 2P Bonus". Flanking Strike has a 10% 50% chance to increase the critical strike chance of your next Raptor Strike by 100% and the critical strike damage of Raptor Strike by 50% within the next 20 sec.
  • Item - Hunter T21 Survival 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Hunter T21 Survival 4P Bonus - Mongoose Bite Buffs Raptor Strike Damage" to "Item - Hunter T21 Survival 4P Bonus". Each cast of Mongoose Bite increases the damage of your next Raptor Strike by 10% 20%. Stacks up to 6 times.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Mage T20 Frost 4P Bonus The cooldown of Frozen Orb is reduced by 5.0 4.0 sec whenever you gain Brain Freeze.
  • Item - Mage T21 Arcane 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Mage T21 Arcane 2P Bonus - Spending Arcane Charge Buffs Damage" to "Item - Mage T21 Arcane 2P Bonus". Each Arcane Charge you spend increases your damage dealt by 2% for 8 sec. 4% for 8 sec.
  • Item - Mage T21 Arcane 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Mage T21 Arcane 4P Bonus - Generating Arcane Charge Grants Haste" to "Item - Mage T21 Arcane 4P Bonus". When you generate an Arcane Charge, you have a 4% 8% chance to increase your haste by 20% for 6 sec.
  • Item - Mage T21 Fire 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Mage T21 Fire 4P Bonus - Combustion Increases Crit Damage" to "Item - Mage T21 Fire 4P Bonus". Combustion also increases your critical strike damage by 50% for 14 sec. 12% for 14 sec.
  • Item - Mage T21 Frost 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Mage T21 Frost 4P Bonus - Brain Freeze Buffs Frostbolt" to "Item - Mage T21 Frost 4P Bonus". When you consume Brain Freeze, the damage of your next Frostbolt is increased by 75%. Ice Lance is increased by 25%.

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Monk T17 Windwalker2P Bonus Fists of Fury reduces the cooldown of Tigereye Brew by 9 sec. Storm, Earth, and Fire by 9 sec.
  • Item - Monk T17 Windwalker4P Bonus Tigereye Brew Storm, Earth, and Fire increases your critical strike damage by 20% for 30 sec.
  • Item - Monk T19 Windwalker 2P Bonus Reduces the cooldown on Rising Sun Kick by 3 sec. 2 sec.
  • Item - Monk T20 Windwalker 4P Bonus Rising Sun Kick critical strikes reduce the cooldown of Fists of Fury by 3.0 sec. 1.5 sec.
  • Item - Monk T21 Brewmaster 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Monk T21 Brewmaster 4P Bonus - Dodging Resets Breath of Fire CD" to "Item - Monk T21 Brewmaster 4P Bonus". When you dodge an attack, you have a 25% 100% chance to reset the cooldown of Breath of Fire.
  • Item - Monk T21 Mistweaver 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Monk T21 Mistweaver 2P Bonus - Gust of Mists Applies HoT" to "Item - Monk T21 Mistweaver 2P Bonus". When Gust of Mists heals a target, they have a 101% 100% chance to gain Tranquil Mist which heals them for [ 4 + 80% [ 6 + 38% of Spell Power ] health over 8 sec. 12 sec.
  • Item - Monk T21 Mistweaver 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Monk T21 Mistweaver 4P Bonus - Renewing Mist Casts Heal Gust of Mist Targets" to "Item - Monk T21 Mistweaver 4P Bonus". When you cast Renewing Mist, you have a 50% 100% chance to send a bolt of healing Chi at all targets affected by Tranquil Mist, healing them for [ 50% of Spell Power ]. [ 300% of Spell Power ].

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Priest T20 Discipline 2P Bonus The first bolt of light from your Penance deals an additional 100% 65% damage or heals for an additional 100%. 65%.
  • Item - Priest T21 Discipline 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Priest T21 Discipline 2P Bonus - Power Word: Radiance Recharge Time" to "Item - Priest T21 Discipline 2P Bonus". Reduces the recharge time of Power Word: Radiance by 2.0 sec. 3.0 sec.
  • Item - Priest T21 Holy 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Priest T21 Holy 2P Bonus - Prayer of Healing Procs Flash Heal/Heal" to "Item - Priest T21 Holy 2P Bonus". Prayer of Healing increases the healing done by your next Flash Heal or Heal by 30%. 60%.
  • Item - Priest T21 Shadow 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Priest T21 Shadow 4P Bonus - Void Form Stacks Increase Crit" to "Item - Priest T21 Shadow 4P Bonus". Each stack of Void Form increases your critical strike chance by 1%. the critical strike chance of Mind Flay, Void Bolt, and Mind Blast by 1%.

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Rogue T21 Assassination 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Rogue T21 Assassination 2P Bonus - Envenom Increases Poison Crit Chance" to "Item - Rogue T21 Assassination 2P Bonus". When you Envenom a target use Envenom, your Deadly and Wound poisons have 15% increased chance to critically strike the target. for 6 sec.
  • Item - Rogue T21 Assassination 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Rogue T21 Assassination 4P Bonus - Poison Crit Generates Energy" to "Item - Rogue T21 Assassination 4P Bonus". When your Deadly or Wound poisons critically strike the target, you have 100% chance to gain 1 Energy. a 100% chance to gain 4 Energy.
  • Item - Rogue T21 Outlaw 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Rogue T21 Outlaw 4P Bonus - Run Through Grants Random RtB Buff" to "Item - Rogue T21 Outlaw 4P Bonus". Run Through has a 8% 12% chance to grant you a Roll the Bones combat enhancement buff you do not already have for 10 sec.
  • Item - Rogue T21 Subtlety 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Rogue T21 Subtlety 2P Bonus - Combo Points Spent Buffs Backstab" to "Item - Rogue T21 Subtlety 2P Bonus". Backstab damage increased by 30%. Each Combo Point spent reduces the cooldown of Symbols of Death by 0.2 sec.
  • Item - Rogue T21 Subtlety 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Rogue T21 Subtlety 4P Bonus - Nightblade and Eviscerate CP Refund" to "Item - Rogue T21 Subtlety 4P Bonus". Nightblade and Eviscerate have a 10% chance Backstab and Shadowstrike have a 5% chance to grant you Shadow Gestures, causing your next finishing move to refund 100% of Combo Points spent when used.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Shaman T21 Elemental 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Shaman T21 Elemental 2P Bonus - Lava Burst Buffs Maelstrom Spenders" to "Item - Shaman T21 Elemental 2P Bonus". Each cast of Lava Burst increases the damage of your next Earth Shock or Earthquake by 10%. Stacks up to 3 times. 20%.
  • Item - Shaman T21 Elemental 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Shaman T21 Elemental 4P Bonus - Earth Shock Overload" to "Item - Shaman T21 Elemental 4P Bonus". Earth Shock has a 30% and Frost Shock have a 15% chance to cause an Elemental Overload.
  • Item - Shaman T21 Restoration 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Shaman T21 Restoration 2P Bonus - Immediate Heal In Healing Rain Area" to "Item - Shaman T21 Restoration 2P Bonus". When you cast Healing Rain, up to 6 allies within its area are immediately healed for [ 1 + 50% of Spell Power ]. 225% of Spell Power ].
  • Item - Shaman T21 Restoration 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Shaman T21 Restoration 4P Bonus - Heal Copies to Player in Healing Rain" to "Item - Shaman T21 Restoration 4P Bonus". Healing Wave and Healing Surge casts have a 100% chance to heal a player standing in your Healing Rain for 30% of the amount. 40% of the amount.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 2P Bonus - Drain Soul Increases UA Duration" to "Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 2P Bonus". When Drain Soul When Agony deals damage, there is a 15% 8% chance to increase the duration of Unstable Affliction on the target by 1.0 sec. 2.0 sec.
  • Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 4P Bonus - Corruption Causes Drain Soul Tick Faster" to "Item - Warlock T21 Affliction 4P Bonus". When Corruption deals damage, you have a 2% chance to increase the speed at which Drain Soul deals damage by 100% for the next 10 sec. When you cast Unstable Affliction or Seed of Corruption, all targets within 60 yards suffering from your Agony take 10% increased damage from your Corruption and Agony for 6 sec.
  • Item - Warlock T21 Demonology 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warlock T21 Demonology 2P Bonus - Hand of Guldan Buffs Dreadstalkers" to "Item - Warlock T21 Demonology 2P Bonus". Increases the damage of your Call Dreadstalkers by 25%. Each Soul Shard spent on Hand of Gul'dan increases the damage dealt by your next Call Dreadstalkers by 4%.
  • Item - Warlock T21 Destruction 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warlock T21 Destruction 4P Bonus - Chaos Bolt Burns Extra Damage" to "Item - Warlock T21 Destruction 4P Bonus". Chaos Bolt will deal an additional 10% 12% of its direct damage caused to the target over 4 sec.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Warrior T21 Arms 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warrior T21 Arms 2P Bonus - Colossus Smash Crit Damage" to "Item - Warrior T21 Arms 2P Bonus". When you use Colossus Smash, your critical damage is increased by 15% for 8 sec. 10% for 8 sec.
  • Item - Warrior T21 Fury 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warrior T21 Fury 4P Bonus - Recklessness Buffs Rampage" to "Item - Warrior T21 Fury 4P Bonus". When you activate Battle Cry, the damage of your next Rampage is increased by 150%. Rampage is increased by 75% for 8 sec.
  • Item - Warrior T21 Protection 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Warrior T21 Protection 2P Bonus - Demo Shout Buffs Shield Block Duration" to "Item - Warrior T21 Protection 2P Bonus". When you cast Demoralizing Shout, the duration of your next Shield Block is increased by 6.0 sec. While Battle Cry is active, the cooldown of Shield Slam is reduced by 100%.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Guild Feats of Strength
Guild

Honor
Player vs. Player

Legion
Player vs. Player

Legion Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Mounts
Feats of Strength

Player vs. Player
  • Dominant Combatant (New) Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 6. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Dominant Combatant (New) Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 6. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.

Feats of Strength
  • Challenger: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 35% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Challenger.
  • Defender of the Alliance: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 10% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Defender of the Alliance.
  • Defender of the Horde: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 10% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Defender of the Horde.
  • Dominant Gladiator: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 0.1% of the arena ladder (requires 150 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Dominant Gladiator.
  • Duelist: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 3% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Duelist.
  • Fierce Elite Reach 2000 in any Rated PvP Bracket during Legion Season 5 10 points.
  • Gladiator: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 0.5% of the arena ladder (requires 150 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Gladiator.
  • Gladiator: Legion Season 7 (New) End Legion PvP season 7 in the top 0.5% of the arena ladder (requires 150 games won your current faction in Legion Season 7). Title Reward: Gladiator.
  • Guardian of the Alliance: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 3% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Guardian of the Alliance.
  • Guardian of the Horde: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 3% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Guardian of the Horde.
  • Hero of the Alliance: Dominant (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 0.5% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6).
  • Hero of the Horde: Dominant (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 0.5% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6).
  • Rival: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 10% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Rival.
  • Soldier of the Alliance: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 35% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Soldier of the Alliance.
  • Soldier of the Horde: Legion Season 6 (New) End Legion PvP season 6 in the top 35% of the rated battleground ladder (requires 50 games won your current faction in Legion Season 6). Title Reward: Soldier of the Horde.

Promotions
Feats of Strength
  • Rides of War (New) Proud owner of the Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor from the 2017 BlizzCon. Account Wide.



Greater Invasion - Matron Folnuna
Matron Folnuna is up this week!



World Boss - Levantus
Levantus is up this week! He drops item level 860 gear and a Blood Relic. Shaman can also get the The Warmace of Shirvallah hidden artifact appearance for Doomhammer.



Weekly Bonus Event - Arena Skirmishes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

This Week: Arena Skirmishes
All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Arena Battles, choose either 2v2 or 3v3 and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!
by Published on 2017-10-23 09:25 PM

Alienware Peripherals Giveaway

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Giveaway

New Ways to Connect Through Blizzard Battle.net
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We’re excited to introduce an array of new social features designed to give Blizzard players even more ways to stay connected inside our games and out—all available starting today in the Blizzard Battle.net® desktop app.

The new Social tab includes the brand-new Blizzard Groups feature and hosts all of your chats, and player-to-player gifting gives you new ways to show your appreciation to your friends.

We’ve also launched some new features that let you control how you appear to the Blizzard community, including profiles and avatars that let you customize your online persona, along with the ability to appear offline—read more about all these features below.

Social Tab
Our new Social tab is your one-stop-shop for managing all your various social interactions, including chatting one-on-one with a friend and engaging in our new Blizzard Groups feature.

Chat now works even when you’re offline, so you can send a message to an offline friend and they’ll receive it when they come back online. You’ll also see a history of your chat, so you’ll easily be able to pick up where you left off in all of your conversations.

These chat features are designed to work seamlessly with the recently launched Blizzard Battle.net mobile app, which lets you chat on the go—download it free now for iOS and Android to help stay connected to your friends anywhere.


Blizzard Groups
Blizzard Groups are a new way for you to connect with your friends and other groups of players who share common interests, whether it’s prepping for a raid, hanging out to cheer on your favorite esports team, or geeking out over a new comic or animated short.

Each Group can have multiple text and voice chat channels, and Group administrators have a variety of tools to help manage membership, send out invitation links, and more. When it’s time to go offline, you can easily catch up on conversations you might have missed once you return.

Head to the new Social tab to get the party started!


Player Gifting
One of your Blizzard friends have a birthday coming up? Or just want to say “thanks” for some awesome support in a recent game? With player-to-player gifting, you can purchase and send in-game gifts to your friends.

To send a gift, head to the Shop tab and select a gifting-enabled item such as Hearthstone card packs or an Overwatch Loot Box. Select the Gift button, and then choose the desired recipient’s or BattleTag from a drop-down menu during the purchasing process.

When someone sends you a gift, the upper right of the app will light up to show you that something’s waiting (you can also select View Gifts from the drop-down menu under your BattleTag). Click Claim or visit the Gifts web page on mobile to add the gift to your collection in the associated game.


Profiles and Avatars
Let the Blizzard world know a little bit more about you by customizing your profile and choosing an avatar.

Your profile lets you share what’s on your mind with an About message, add links to where people can find you on social media, show people what games you’ve been playing recently, and more. You can also choose whether to make your profile public so that potential pals can learn more about you.

Your avatar will represent you in chats, in Groups, and other places in the Blizzard community. You can choose from more than 100 different heroes, villains, and other iconic characters from across Blizzard’s game universes and beyond.

Customize your profile and choose an avatar through the View Profile button in the app header and Friends list drop-downs.


Appear Offline
Appear offline allows you to set your status to show you as “offline” to your Blizzard friends while remaining connected to Battle.net. This means you can launch the app and game away without distraction.

Appearing offline will show you as offline to everyone in your Blizzard friends list both in the Battle.net app and in-game. Gameplay and game-specific features such as matchmaking are unaffected while you are appearing offline. Note that in the case of World of Warcraft, you will still appear online as your character in-game.

While appearing offline you can still send and receive messages in the app, but it is up to you when you want to respond.

Thanks to everyone who’s provided feedback on these new features during the recent beta test, and to all those who’ve given us suggestions for improving the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app. These features are here because you asked for them, and we’re looking forward to continuing to evolve the app experience and help the Blizzard community stay connected.

Once you’ve had a chance to try these new features out, head to the forums and let us know what you think!
by Published on 2017-10-23 07:13 AM

Diablo at BlizzCon 2017

All Pro Decks from DreamHack Denver 2017

World of Warcraft Novel - Before the Storm
Christie Golden is writing another WoW book! Before the Storm will release on May 15, 2018. The book may have been previously titled "Lightning Crashes".


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
An all-new, official tie-in novel to Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed World of Warcraft, from New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden

Taking place after the climactic events of Shadows of Argus, World of Warcraft: Before the Storm tells the story of what awaits the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance in the wake of their struggle against the demonic Burning Legion.



Patch 7.3 - Character Races
This weekend there has been lots of excitement in the Expansion Hype Thread about the addition of entries to the ChrRaces database file.

  • Patch 7.3 added entries to the file for the Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, Void Elves, and Lightforged Draenei.
  • Many of the races in this file are playable character races, but some are just NPCs, such as the Naga, Vrykul, Tuskarr, and others.
  • The last NPC race was added to this database during Wrath of the Lich King.
  • All four entries have a character select screen background set.
  • None of the new races are used in-game on a creature except Lightforged Draenei.
  • All four entries are flagged as being unplayable, set to a Neutral faction, and have reputations linked to existing reputations in the game.
  • There are no entries specifying race-class combinations for these new races.
  • Data in other linked files are not consistent with being playable races.
  • The data left behind is not consistent with something complete that has been intentionally hidden. It is possible that we are seeing a work in progress.
  • Patch 7.3 added an additional model related file to allow models to have bones used for customization but share animations with other models.
  • In Patch 7.3.2, the Lightforged Draenei and Draenei are the only models in the game to have this new file.
  • TL;DR: There is a chance we are seeing the groundwork being laid for playable subraces, but we will probably have to wait until BlizzCon for confirmation of sub-races.
  • Maybe Mag'har Orcs, Dark Iron Dwarves, and other sub-races finally got bumped up the priority list!
  • You can find a longer and more technical analysis on the forum.


Build of the Month - October 2017
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!


This month
New CPUs from Intel have been released but are proving challenging to actually find in stock. If you aren't in a hurry to build, it is worth waiting for next month when stock should improve for these new CPUs. They will require a new motherboard as well. We will update our build list with the 8600K and other Coffee Lake CPUs when stock improves.

The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 7700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$225
KeyboardLogitech G710+$97
MouseLogitech G502$54
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$50

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$444
KeyboardCorsair K70$100
MouseRazer Naga Chroma$60
SpeakersLogitech Z523$74


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Puppy

Updated October 15, 2017
$575
Case Carbide Series 200R$57
Power Supply EVGA 600B$49
CPU Intel G4500$71
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$20
Motherboard MSI Pro Z270$95
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$100
Graphics Card Gigabyte GTX 1050$120
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

Dolphin

Updated October 15, 2017
$942
Case Carbide Series 200R$57
Power Supply EVGA 600B$49
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$20
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$135
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$79
Graphics Card GTX 1060 3GB$220
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated October 15, 2017
$1244
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$40
Power Supply EVGA GQ 650W$85
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$58
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$140
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$162
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$260
$440
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$93
$100
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22

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Updated October 15, 2017
$1501
Case Corsair Air 540$127
Power Supply EVGA GQ 650W$85
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$140
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$163
Graphics Card GTX 1070 $419
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$129
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$22


Subrace Fan Art
Shoc put together some nice subrace mockups on the forum back in 2013. Keep in mind this is just fan art!

by Published on 2017-10-21 10:30 PM

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Giveaway

Alienware Peripherals Giveaway
Our friends at Alienware have provided us with 20x Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse and 10 x Alienware Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard.

  • The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states & D.C. that are 18 or older.
  • The contest will run from October 21st 2017 to October 26th 2017 at 11:59 pm CT.
  • To enter, just reply to this post with which product you want more (Mouse, Keyboard, or Either)
  • You can see the full set of Official Rules here.



Patch 7.3 Hotfixes - October 20
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Classes

Battle Pets
  • Lesser Pet Treats and Pet Treats should once again stack.
  • Naxxy will now fly alongside you when you’re on a flying mount.

Player versus Player
  • Your item level is now set to 935 while participating in Tournament Rules wargames (was iLvl 900).

This Week in WoW History
We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

Tier 11 Models Released
The first raid in the Cataclysm brought us some great looking sets which were featured in 2010 prior to the release of Blackwing Descent. This was the first raid where loot was normalized in 10 and 25 man modes, allowing guilds to choose which raid size they wanted to go with.



Incoming Cataclysm
In 2010 a short TV commercial aired, giving all World of Warcraft fans a Cataclysm teaser. The full trailer was also released on YouTube, which showed us Deathwing bringing the Cataclysm to Azeroth. Expansion trailer reveals typically happen at BlizzCon, however this was released over a week before it, which further built the anticipation for more details to be shared at the event.



Mists of Pandaria Announcement
Mists of Pandaria was officially announced, showing off the new race and class to come in the next expansion. With this post we also got some information, such as the level cap being raised, pet battle system being added, and our talent system being redesigned.



Endgineer Omegaplugg - Let the Puzzles Begin
One of many secrets discovered in Legion was the hidden boss in Gnomeregan. This was a 5 man boss, which was summoned by pushing a hidden button in the room of the last boss. This new boss was also much more difficult than the typical dungeon boss, which required players to be well geared, and execute a clever strategy to deal with all of his mechanics. After defeating him, the group was rewarded with the Vial of Green Goo toy.



World of Warcraft and Cooking
Have you ever wondered what Conjured Mana Strudels taste like? In 2016 the official World of Warcraft Cookbook released featuring many of the iconic in game meals and drinks. This book is still available for purchase on Amazon, so if you wanted to bring the tastes of Azeroth meals to your home, it’s time to pick one up.


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