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Patch 7.2.5 PTR - Build 23958
Another PTR build is on the way! Demon Hunters should take note of the I'll Hold These For You Until You Get Out achievement that rewards the Warglaives of Azzinoth transmog.


Auction House Dance Party
The Auction House Dance Party is live in this build! You can stand on the dance floor and dance, get teleported up to the stage, and grab the Happy Feet buff.





PTR Development Notes - Build 23958
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Today’s 7.2.5 PTR update has quite a few updates and additions that are ready for testing and feedback!

For starters, we’ve activated the Auction House Dance Party event. You can participate by heading to the Auction House nearest to the front gates in either Stormwind or Orgrimmar. Please let us know what you think!

We’re also keeping the Trial of Style active for additional testing this week. In fact, we’ll be hosting a “Pose with the Blues” event on Friday from 2pm to 4pm Pacific time (5pm to 7pm Eastern). If you’re available, we’d love to have you stop by and show off your transmog collection.

If you’ve completed the Pet Battle Dungeon in Wailing Caverns, you’ll see a new Pet Battle Dungeon available for testing today in the Deadmines. Head to Breanni in Dalaran to get started.

There’s also a new round of class changes ready for testing in this build, with a particular focus on Brewmaster Monks, Discipline Priests, Enhancement Shaman, Outlaw and Subtlety Rogues, Arms Warriors, and all Warlock specs, plus a few tweaks here and there for some other specs. We’re rapidly iterating on these changes (and some of them are already outdated compared to our internal test environments) but please give us any feedback you can on what you see.

We’d also like to mention a couple of other pieces of content that aren’t quite ready for rigorous testing but you’ll see in this build. Black Temple Timewalking will continue to be available to test, but please be aware that it hasn’t gone through difficulty tuning yet. Feel free to give it a try, but keep that in mind. Additionally, you’ll start to see some bits and pieces of another new event: The Great Gnomeregan Race. We’ll share more details on what that is once it’s in a complete enough state to start testing.

With this week’s build, we’re also going to start creating dedicated feedback threads for a few topics. Keep an eye out for those. Thanks, and happy testing!

Calculators Updated




New Items
You can see the full list of new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1Other Shining Lamp of Al'Abas
1Other Gleaming Lamp of Al'Abas
1Other Tacky Chronometer
1Other Manaweft Bracelet
1Other Flashy Chronometer
1Other Manaforged Worry-Chain
1Other Verbellin Tourbillon Chronometer
1Other Grimy Lamp
1Other Certified Organic Lamp Shining Kit
1Other Old Bottle Cap
1Other Polished Lamp
110Quest Darkened Scrap of Vellum
110Quest Nightmare-Catcher
110Quest Twisted Fiber
110Quest Emeraldine Plume
890TrinketTrinket Incontrovertible Truth
890Blood Relic Tears of the Maiden
156One-handed SwordOff Hand Warglaive of Azzinoth
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156WarglaivesOne Hand Warglaive of Azzinoth
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Official Notes Update
Only changes and additions to the previous notes are listed in the notes below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
All New Story Scenario
  • In this new scenario, you’ll use the time-twisting powers of the Bronze Dragonflight to help Chromie prevent her own assassination.

New Events

The Trial of Style
  • The Blood Elves have teamed up with the Ethereal transmogrifiers to put on a grand Azerothian fashion tournament. Compete against five other players to determine who’s the best dresser. On the public test realm, speak to Flaskataur in Dalaran to queue for this extraordinary runway experience.

Moonkin Festival
  • A wondrous celebration of all things moonkin is happening in Moonglade. Stop by and see what you can learn!

Auction House Dance Studio
  • The main auction houses in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been cleaned out and turned into dance parties for the day. Crowd on in and show some faction pride!

The Great Gnomeregan Race
  • More details coming soon

Classes

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Prepared now generates 100 Fury over 10 seconds (was 40 Fury over 5 seconds).

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

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Breath of Fire now has a 20 second cooldown (was 15 seconds).
  • Rushing Jade Wind's duration has been increased by 50% for Brewmasters only.
  • Spitfire chance reduced to 20% (was 30%).

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Light's Hammer cost reduced by 20%.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Discipline
    • Developers’ notes: One of our goals for 7.2.5 is to give Plea and Power Word: Radiance a more straightforward purpose and allow for more opportunities to use both based on the situation. Radiance allowing an immediate Penance heal on more targets more quickly should help with some of Discipline’s difficulties in responding promptly to damage. Plea being an always-available Atonement applicator without having to constantly evaluate the mana cost should help with overall flow of the spec.
    • Divine Star cost reduced by 20%.
    • Halo cost reduced by 25%.
    • Plea now costs 2% of base mana (was 0.36%), but no longer costs additional mana per Atonement.
    • Power Word: Barrier mana cost reduced by 37% and radius increased by 23%.
    • Power Word: Radiance now has 2 charges and a 15 second recharge.
    • Power Word: Radiance now applies 5 Atonements (was 3) at 50% normal duration (was 100%).
    • Smite damage increased by 11%.
    • Smite now costs 0.5% of base mana (was 1.0%).
    • The Penitent’s effects have been made baseline.
    • The absorb effect from Smite (Rank 2) has been removed and reworked into a new Level 15 talent: Sanctuary. The amount absorbed has been increased by 33%.
  • Holy

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Outlaw
    • All damage increased by 8%.
    • Ambush damage increased by 33%.
    • Curse of the Dreadblades (Artifact trait) now works with Ambush.
    • Shark Infested Waters now increases Critical strike chance by 20% (was 25%).
    • Slice and Dice’s Attack speed increase reduced to 80%.
    • Slice and Dice increases Energy regeneration by 20% (was 15%).
  • Subtlety
    • Deep Shadows now causes all damage you deal to be increased by 35%.
    • Master of Shadows moved to level 90 row.
    • Premeditation moved to level 100 row.
    • Dark Shadow is a new talent at level 90: While Shadow Dance is active, all damage you deal is increased by 30%.
    • Energetic Stabbing (Artifact trait) now has an increased proc chance of 50% (was 25%), now refunds 2 Energy per point (was 5), and now also works with Backstab.
    • Etched in Shadow (Artifact trait) is now named Weak Point: Increases the critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 5% per point.
    • Gloomblade damage increased by 33%.
    • Master of Shadows moved to level 90 row: Gain 40 Energy over 4 seconds when you enter Stealth or Shadow Dance.
      • Developers’ notes: Pooling energy going into a Shadow Dance has long been the way to play Subtlety, and we’d like to bring that back. This design still gives you more energy for a Shadow Dance, but in a way that allows the Rogue to fully utilize pooling gameplay.
    • Nightblade now increases your damage dealt to the target by 15%, with damage over time component reduced by 35%.
      • Developers’ notes: Further pushes Subtlety away from maintaining Nightblade on all secondary targets and instead into focusing their damage into 1 target. Additionally, gives Nightblade a mechanical interaction with the rest of the core rotation that fulfills the “setup” feel of Subtlety.
    • Premeditation moved to level 100 row.
    • Relentless Strikes now causes your finishing moves to generate 5 Energy per combo point spent.
      • Developers’ notes: This improves Energy capping situations and an issue where with Deeper Stratagem (talent), you would sometimes get 80 Energy back on a 6-combo point finisher.
    • Shadow’s Whisper (Artifact trait) now increases Energy gain by 8 (was 5).
    • Shuriken Combo is a new passive talent available at level 70: Shuriken Storm increases the damage of your next Eviscerate by 10% for each enemy hit beyond the first. Stacks up to 5 times.
      • Developers’ notes: This aims to remove maintaining Nightblade on every target from your AOE rotation on 4+ targets. Instead, Subtlety will deal increased damage during AOE by focusing it into one target.
    • Sprint now allows Subtlety Rogues to run over water. This is only possible when running forward.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Enhancement
    • Rockbiter damage increased by 77% and Maelstrom generation increased to 25 (was 20).
    • Rockbiter now has 2 charges, with a recharge time of 6 seconds.
    • Landslide moved to level 15 talent row, replacing Boulderfist.
  • Restoration

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Affliction
    • Malefic Grasp damage bonus reduced to 40% (was 70%).
    • Haunt now costs 1 Soul Shard, and no longer costs Mana.
    • Haunt instant damage increased by 25%, and cooldown reduced to 20 seconds (was 30 seconds).
  • Demonology
    • Hand of Gul’dan impact damage increased by 180%.
    • Infernal Furnace (Artifact trait) damage increase per point reduced to 8% (was 10%).
  • Destruction
    • Developers’ Notes: Soul Shards are now divided into 10 Soul Shard Fragments for Destruction Warlocks, in order to provide more reliable, granular Soul Shard generation, prevent random overcapping of resources, rein in Soul Shard generation slightly, and reduce the number of Chaos Bolts being cast.
    • All damage increased by 10%.
    • Cataclysm cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds), cast time reduced to 2.5 seconds (was 3 seconds), and damage reduced by 25%.
    • Channel Demonfire damage increased by 56%, and cooldown increased to 25 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • Eradication’s damage bonus increased to 15% (was 12%), and duration increased to 7 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Fire and Brimstone now causes Incinerate to generate 1 Soul Shard Fragment per target.
    • Immolate’s periodic damage critical strikes have a 100% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard Fragment (was: periodic damage critical strikes have a 30% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard).
    • Immolate’s periodic damage has a 50% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard Fragment (was: periodic damage has a 15% chance to generate 1 Soul Shard).
    • Rain of Fire’s damage increased by 25%.
    • Reverse Entropy redesigned slightly: Chaos Bolt and Rain of Fire restore 35% of your maximum mana and deal 5% increased damage.
    • Shadowburn now generates 6 Soul Shard Fragments and an additional 6 if the target dies within 5 seconds.
    • Soul Conduit now causes every Soul Shard you spend to have a 12% (was 20%) chance to be refunded.
    • Soulsnatcher (Artifact trait) now causes Chaos Bolt to have a 3% (was 5%) chance per rank to refund 1 Soul Shard.
    • Wreak Havoc now reduces the cooldown of Havoc by 20 seconds, and no longer increases its duration.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Arms
    • All abilities damage increased by 10%, in addition to any damage changes below.
    • The effect of Mastery has been reduced by 20%.
    • Anger Management now spends 20 Rage per 1 second of cooldown reduction (was 10 Rage per 1 second), and now also reduces the cooldown of Bladestorm.
    • Cleave damage increased by 20%.
    • Colossus Smash cooldown reduced to 20 seconds (was 30 seconds), and damage increased by 10%.
    • Dauntless cost reduction is now 10% (was 20%).
    • Execute damage increased by 25%.
    • Fervor of Battle damage bonus increased to 80% (was 45%).
    • Focused Rage now costs 20 Rage (was 15 Rage).
    • In For The Kill now refunds 40 Rage (was 30 Rage).
    • Mortal Strike damage increased by 20%.
    • Overpower no longer costs Rage, no longer procs from auto-attacks, and may not proc itself.
    • Precise Strikes (Artifact trait) reduced to 10% cost reduction per rank (was 15%).
    • Rend cost increased to 20 Rage (was 10 Rage).
    • Rend’s first hit now deals 280% weapon damage.
    • Slam damage increased by 35%.
    • Titanic Might now increases the duration of Colossus Smash by 8 seconds (was 16 seconds), and now also reduces the cooldown of Colossus Smash by 8 seconds.
    • Void Cleave (Artifact trait) damage increased by 100%.
    • Whirlwind damage increased by 20%.
    • Will of the First King (Artifact trait) increased to 2 Rage per critical strike (was 1 Rage).

Player versus Player

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Burst of Cold damage bonus to Cone of Cold reduced to 400% (was 800%).

Professions

Cooking
  • Added Nomi Snacks, a new item that can be used to complete the next 5 Nomi recipe researches instantly. Nomi Snacks can be obtained from any Nomi research, and it is tradeable.

Mining
  • Significantly increased the proc chance to start each of the rank 3 questlines.

Herbalism
  • Significantly increased the drop/proc chance to start each of the rank 3 questlines.

Skinning
  • Significantly increased the drop chance to start each of the rank 3 questlines.

Patch 7.2.5 - Brewmaster Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Today's PTR build has Blackout Strike reduced to a 12sec cooldown, so that two Tiger Palms are enough to reset it, speeding things up noticeably. Please give that a try (in a variety of talent builds if you can), and let us know how that feels.

EDIT: Oh, and today's build also has Rushing Jade Wind's duration increased to 9sec/Haste for Brewmasters, making it more flexible on your GCDs, and less swingy on GCD utilization.

And continuing the curtain backpulling (Is that a word? It is now.), here's where our thoughts are right now:

We hear the feedback that the Tiger Palm -> Blackout Strike CDR mechanic isn't adding interactivity so much as restrictiveness and complexity, even if we get the tuning of it right. I last mentioned that we were considering a design that required (1 Tiger Palm + 1 Anything) between Blackout Strikes. That's still an option, but we're actually planning to try (2 Anything), between Blackout Strikes for next build, i.e. back to just a plain 3sec CD but unaffected by Haste.

We're also considering letting Blackout Combo reduce the CD of Blackout Strike even further, along with buffing the other talents on that row to compensate. There's some hesitance with that, due to how much power that would put in that row, but it's not totally unreasonable.

EDIT: Oh, and we're also leaning towards Spitfire replacing Chi Wave instead of Chi Burst. If you love Chi Wave, please speak up now!

Again, none of this is set in stone at all, and your feedback is really helping; keep up the focused and constructive posts!

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Appearances
Collections
  • Fashionista: Weapon & Off-Hand Name changed from "Fashionista: Weapon & Off hand" to "Fashionista: Weapon & Off-Hand". Collect 100 weapon and or Off hand slot appearances. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • I'll Hold These For You Until You Get Out (New) Defeat Illidan during Black Temple Timewalking after completing the "Warglaives of Azzinoth" achievement. Demon Hunter Transmog: Warglaives of Azzinoth.

Artifacts
Class Hall

Pet Battles

Raids
Feats of Strength



Talent Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Priest
Discipline

Rogue
Subtlety

Shaman
Elemental

Enhancement



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Item Set Bonuses

Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Blade Dance Strike all nearby enemies for (576% of weapon damage [ 3.000 * 96% of weapon damage + 288% of weapon damage ) Physical damage, and increase your chance to dodge by 100% for 1 sec. 35 Fury. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.

Vengeance
  • Infernal Strike Leap through the air toward a targeted location, dealing [ 1 + 252% of AP ] Fire damage to all enemies within 6 yards. Demon Hunter - Vengeance Spec. 30 yd range. Instant. 1 sec cooldown. 0.8 sec cooldown.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Full Moon Deals [ 1 + 1,872% of Spell Power ] Astral Arcane damage to the target and reduced damage to all other nearby enemies, and resets Full Moon to become New Moon. Generates 40 Astral Power. Can't be cast in Cat Form, Tree of Life Form, Travel Form, Bear Form, Flight Form. Artifact. 40 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Half Moon Deals [ 1 + 936% of Spell Power ] Astral Arcane damage to the target and empowers Half Moon to become Full Moon. Generates 20 Astral Power. Can't be cast in Cat Form, Tree of Life Form, Travel Form, Bear Form, Flight Form. Artifact. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • New Moon Deals [ 1 + 468% of Spell Power ] Astral Arcane damage to the target and empowers New Moon to become Half Moon. Generates 10 Astral Power. Can't be cast in Cat Form, Tree of Life Form, Travel Form, Bear Form, Flight Form. Artifact. 40 yd range. 1 sec cast.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Burst of Cold Your Frost Nova instantly resets the cooldown of your Cone of Cold and increases its damage by 800% 400% for 6 sec. Frost Mage - Tier 5 PvP Talent.

Frost
  • Cone of Cold Targets in a cone in front of you take [ 1 + 66.69% 180% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and have movement slowed by 70% for 5 sec. Mage - Frost Spec. 4% of Base Mana. Instant. 12 sec cooldown.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Special Delivery Drinking Ironskin or Purifying Brew has a 30% 100% chance to toss a keg high into the air that lands nearby after 3 sec, dealing [ 810% [ 243% of AP ] damage to all enemies within 8 yards and reducing their movement speed by 50% for 15 sec. Brewmaster Monk - Level 90 Talent.
  • Spitfire Tiger Palm has a 30% 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Breath of Fire. Brewmaster Monk - Level 15 Talent.

Brewmaster

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Light's Hammer Hurls a Light-infused hammer into the ground, where it blasts a 10 yard radius every 2 sec for 14 sec. Each blast deals [ 2 + 103.2% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to enemies and heals up to 6 allies for [ 1 + 50% of Spell Power ]. Holy Paladin - Level 15 Talent. 35% 28% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Penance Discipline: Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [ 570% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to an enemy or [ 900% of Spell Power ] healing to an ally over 2 sec. Castable while moving. Holy, Shadow: Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [ 570% of Spell Power ] Holy damage over 2 sec. Castable while moving. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Penance Discipline: Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [ 570% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to an enemy or [ 900% of Spell Power ] healing to an ally over 2 sec. Castable while moving. Holy, Shadow: Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [ 570% of Spell Power ] Holy damage over 2 sec. Castable while moving. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Smite Discipline: Smites an enemy for [ 225% , Shadow: Smites an enemy for [ 250% of Spell Power ] Holy damage and absorbs the next [ 225% of Shadow Spell Power ] damage dealt by the enemy. Holy: Smites an enemy for [ 225% Holy: Smites an enemy for [ 250% of Spell Power ] Holy damage and has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Holy Fire. Shadow: Smites an enemy for [ 225% of Spell Power ] Holy damage. Can't be cast in Shadowform. 1% Can't be cast in Shadowform. 0.5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.

Talents
  • Circle of Healing Heals up to 5 injured allies within 30 yards of the target for [ 260% [ 300% of Spell Power ]. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Holy Priest - Level 100 Talent. 5% 4% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 15 sec cooldown.
  • Divine Star Throw a Divine Star forward 24 yds, healing allies in its path for [ 1 + 90% of Spell Power ] and dealing [ 1 + 145% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to enemies. After reaching its destination, the Divine Star returns to you, healing allies and damaging enemies in its path again. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Priest - Level 90 Talent. 2.5% 2% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. Instant. 15 sec cooldown.
  • Divinity When you heal with a Holy Word spell, your healing is increased by 15% 10% for 6 sec. Priest - Level 90 Talent.
  • Halo Creates a ring of Holy energy around you that quickly expands to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for [ 287.4% of Spell Power ] and dealing [ 431.1% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to enemies. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Priest - Level 90 Talent. 3.6% 2.7% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 40 sec cooldown.
  • Sanctuary Name changed from "Smite" to "Sanctuary". Smite absorbs the next [ 225% [ 300% of Shadow Spell Power ] damage dealt by the enemy. Priest - Discipline Spec. Discipline Priest - Level 15 Talent.

Discipline
  • Penance Discipline: Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [ 570% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to an enemy or [ 900% of Spell Power ] healing to an ally over 2 sec. Castable while moving. Holy, Shadow: Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [ 570% of Spell Power ] Holy damage over 2 sec. Castable while moving. Priest - Discipline Spec. 2.8% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 9 sec cooldown.
  • Plea Discipline: A quick, efficient plea to heal an ally for [ 1 + 225% of Spell Power ]. Mana cost increased by 100% for each Atonement you have active. Holy, Shadow: A quick, efficient plea to heal an ally for [ 1 + 225% of Spell Power ]. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline Spec. 0.36% 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Power Word: Radiance A burst of light heals a friendly target and their 2 4 nearest allies for [ 250% of Spell Power ], and applies Atonement for 50% of its normal duration. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline Spec. 6.5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • The Penitent Penance may be cast on a friendly target, healing them for [ 900% of Spell Power ] over 2 sec. Discipline Priest - Level 15 Talent. Priest - Discipline Spec.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Curse of the Dreadblades Invoke the Curse of the Dreadblades, causing each Saber Slash Ambush or Pistol Shot to fill your combo points. However, The Dreadblades will consume 5% of your current health when you use a finishing move for the next 12 sec. Artifact. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.

Talents
  • Dark Shadow Name changed from "Deep Shadows" to "Dark Shadow". While Shadow Dance is active, all damage you deal is increased by 35% 30%. Subtlety Rogue - Level 90 Talent.
  • Gloomblade Punctures your target with your shadow-infused blade for (525% 700% of weapon damage) Shadow damage, bypassing armor. Awards 1 combo points. Subtlety Rogue - Level 15 Talent. 35 Energy. Melee range. Instant.
  • Killing Spree Teleport to an enemy within 10 yards, attacking 7 times over 3 sec for (260% of weapon damage) Physical damage with your main-hand and (260% of weapon damage) Physical damage with your off-hand with both weapons for a total of [ 14.000 * 260% of weapon damage ] Physical damage. While Blade Flurry is active, each Killing Spree attack will teleport to and damage a different nearby enemy target. Outlaw Rogue - Level 90 Talent. 10 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
  • Slice and Dice Finishing move that consumes combo points to increase attack speed by 80% 100% and Energy regeneration rate by 20% 15%. Lasts longer per combo point. 1 point : 12 seconds 2 points: 18 seconds 3 points: 24 seconds 4 points: 30 seconds 5 points: 36 seconds Outlaw Rogue - Level 100 Talent. 25 Energy. 100 yd range. Instant.

Outlaw
  • Adrenaline Rush Increases your Energy regeneration rate by 50% 60% and your attack speed by 20% for 20 sec. Rogue - Outlaw Spec. Instant. 3 min cooldown.
  • Ambush Ambush the target, causing (450% 600% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Awards 2 combo points. Requires Stealth. Rogue - Outlaw Spec. 60 Energy. Melee range. Instant.
  • Outlaw Rogue Increases damage/healing of Ambush, Between the Eyes, Blunderbuss, Cannonball Barrage, Death from Above, Ghostly Strike, Killing Spree, Killing Spree Off-Hand, Pistol Shot, Run Through, Saber Slash by 20%. Rogue - Outlaw Spec. 30%. Rogue - Outlaw Spec.

Subtlety
  • Nightblade Finishing move that infects the target with shadowy energy, dealing Shadow damage over time and causing attacks against the target to reduce movement speed by 50% for 8 sec. Lasts longer per combo point. 1 point : [ 4 + 552% 360% of AP ] over 8 sec 2 points: [ 5 + 690% 450% of AP ] over 10 sec 3 points: [ 6 + 828% 540% of AP ] over 12 sec 4 points: [ 7 + 966% 630% of AP ] over 14 sec 5 points: [ 8 + 1,104% of AP ] over 16 sec 720% of AP ] over 16 sec You deal 15% increased damage to enemies afflicted by your Nightblade Rogue - Subtlety Spec. 25 Energy. Melee range. Instant.
  • Relentless Strikes Your finishing moves have a 20% chance per combo point to generate 40 Energy. Rogue - Subtlety Spec. generate 5 Energy per combo point spent. Rogue - Subtlety Spec.
  • Shuriken Combo Name changed from "Focused Shurikens" to "Shuriken Combo". Shuriken Storm increases the damage of your next Eviscerate by 20% 10% for each enemy hit beyond beyond the first. Stacks up to 5 times. Rogue - Subtlety Spec.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Boulderfist (New) Rockbiter enhances your weapons for 10 sec, increasing all damage you deal by 5%. Enhancement Shaman - Level 15 Talent.
  • Landslide Rockbiter now also enhances your weapon, increasing your Agility by 8% for 10 sec. Enhancement Shaman - Level 100 Talent. Elemental Shaman - Level 15 Talent.
  • Wellspring Creates a surge of water that flows forward, healing friendly targets in a wide arc in front of you for [ 450% of Spell Power ]. Restoration Shaman - Level 100 Talent. 35% 20% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 20 sec cooldown.

Enhancement
  • Rockbiter Assaults your target with earthen power, dealing [ 1 + 155% [ 275% of AP ] Nature damage. Generates 20 25 Maelstrom. Shaman - Enhancement Spec. 10 yd range. Instant.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Eradication Chaos Bolt increases the damage you deal to the target by 12% for 6 15% for 7 sec. Destruction Warlock - Level 30 Talent.
  • Haunt A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing [ 1 + 805% 1,000% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and increasing your damage dealt to the target by 30% for 15 sec. If the target dies, Haunt's cooldown is reset. Affliction Warlock - Level 15 Talent. 5% of Base Mana 10 Soul Shard. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Malefic Grasp While channeling Drain Soul, your damage over time effects deal 70% 40% increased damage to the target. Affliction Warlock - Level 15 Talent.
  • Wreak Havoc Havoc lasts 10 sec longer Reduce the cooldown of Havoc by 20 sec. Destruction Warlock - Level 100 Talent.

Demonology
  • Hand of Gul'dan Calls down a demonic meteor full of Wild Imps which burst forth to attack the target for 12 sec. Deals up to [ 4 + 172.8% 480% of Spell Power ] Shadowflame damage on impact to all enemies within 8 yds of the target and summons up to 4 Wild Imps, based on Soul Shards consumed. Warlock - Demonology Spec. 10 Soul Shard. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.

Destruction
  • Destruction Warlock Increases damage/healing of Area Death (TEST), Cataclysm, Channel Demonfire, Chaos Bolt, Conflagrate, Doom, Doom Bolt, Felbolt, Firebolt, Immolate, Incinerate, Mana Bomb Explosion, Pet Passive (DND), Rain of Fire, Shadowburn, Singe Magic by 4% 21%. Increases periodic damage/healing of Immolate by 4% 21%. Decreases effect #1 value of Soul Conduit by 8. Warlock - Destruction Spec.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Anger Management (Arms) Every 10 Every 20 Rage you spend reduces the remaining cooldown on Battle Cry by 1 sec. and Bladestorm by 1 sec.
  • Anger Management (Fury, Protection) Every 10 Every 20 Rage you spend reduces the remaining cooldown on Battle Cry, Last Stand, Shield Wall, and Demoralizing Shout by 1 sec.
  • Dauntless Your abilities cost 20% 10% less Rage. Arms Warrior - Level 15 Talent.
  • Fervor of Battle Whirlwind deals 45% 80% increased damage to your primary target. Arms Warrior - Level 45 Talent.
  • Focused Rage Focus your rage on your next Mortal Strike, increasing its damage by 30%, stacking up to 3 times. Unaffected by the global cooldown. Arms Warrior - Level 75 Talent. 150 200 Rage. Melee range. Instant. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • In For The Kill Mortal Strike refunds 30 40 Rage when used against targets that are below 20% health. Arms Warrior - Level 75 Talent.
  • Rend Wounds the target, causing [ 108% of AP ] Bleed 280% of weapon damage) Physical damage instantly and an additional [ 5 + 111.8% of AP ] Bleed damage over 15 sec. Arms Warrior - Level 45 Talent. 100 Rage. Melee range. Instant. 200 Rage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Titanic Might Increases the duration of Colossus Smash by 16 8 sec, and reduces its cooldown by 8 sec. Arms Warrior - Level 90 Talent.

Arms
  • Cleave (Arms) Strikes all enemies in front of you with a sweeping attack for (90% 110% of weapon damage) Physical damage.
  • Cleave (Fury, Protection) Strikes all enemies in front of you with a sweeping attack for (90% 110% of weapon damage) Physical damage.
  • Colossus Smash Smashes the enemy's armor, dealing (202% 222% of weapon damage) Physical damage, and increasing damage you deal to them by 15% for 8 sec. Warrior - Arms Spec. Melee range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Execute Attempts to finish off a foe, causing (162% 202% of weapon damage) Physical damage, and consuming up to 10 additional Rage to deal up to (162% 202% of weapon damage) additional damage. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health. Warrior - Arms Spec. 100 Rage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Mortal Strike A vicious strike that deals [ 0.633 * 327% 392% of weapon damage or 0.024 * Level * 327% of weapon damage + 0.511 * 327% of weapon damage or 327% 392% of weapon damage + 0.511 * 392% of weapon damage or 392% of weapon damage ] Physical damage and reduces the effectiveness of healing on the target for 10 sec. Warrior - Arms Spec. 200 Rage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Slam Slams an opponent, causing (226% 305% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Warrior - Arms Spec. 200 Rage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Whirlwind Unleashes a whirlwind of steel, striking all enemies within 8 yards for (183% 225% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Warrior - Arms Spec. 250 Rage. Instant.

Item Effects
  • Dreadstone Your damaging and healing spells have a chance to increase your Mastery, Haste, or Critical Strike by 0 for 8 sec. 1 sec cooldown. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Incontrovertible Truth (New) Gain Conviction for 6 sec, increasing your Strength or Agility by 0. Every third melee special attack increases the magnitude of Conviction up to 20 Strength or Agility. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Juggle! (New) WIP 20 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Krota's Shield Absorbs up to 1,000 damage for 6 sec, up to a maximum of 5,000 damage absorbed 15 sec. Only works outdoors in the Broken Isles. Instant.
  • Nightmare-Catcher (New) Enter the Emerald Nightmare. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Nightmare-Catcher (New) Combine 10 Twisted Fibers and 8 Emeraldine Plumes into a Nightmare-Catcher. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Twisted Fiber x 10, Emeraldine Plume x 8.
  • Nomi Snacks (New) Instantly completes 5 recipes being prepared in Nomi's Test Kitchen. Instant.
  • Portal: Black Temple WIP Limited to 10 targets. 15 Consume the soul of target Critter to summon a portal to the Black Temple. 30 yd range. 3 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Shining Vigorously (New) For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. 10 sec cast. Reagents: Grimy Lamp.
  • Sparkling (New) Instant.
  • Tattered Felbat Wings Reduces your falling speed for 60 sec. Only useable near the Tomb of Sargeras. Instant. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Voidcallers' Scroll (New) Combine 50 Darkened Scraps of Vellum to create a scroll. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Darkened Scrap of Vellum x 50.



Artifact Powers
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Balance
  • New Moon (Rank 1) Deals [ 1 + 468% of Spell Power ] Astral Arcane damage to the target and empowers New Moon to become Half Moon. Generates 10 Astral Power.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Discipline
  • Aegis of Wrath (Rank 1) Power Word: Shield absorbs 50% additional damage, but the target takes 3% of the remaining absorb amount as Shadow damage every 1 sec. absorb amount decays by 3% every 1 sec.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Outlaw
  • Curse of the Dreadblades (Rank 1) Invoke the Curse of the Dreadblades, causing each Saber Slash Ambush or Pistol Shot to fill your combo points. However, The Dreadblades will consume 5% of your current health when you use a finishing move for the next 12 sec.

Subtlety
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 1) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 5 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 2 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 2) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 10 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 4 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 3) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 15 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 6 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 4) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 20 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 8 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 5) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 25 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 10 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 6) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 30 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 12 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 7) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 35 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 14 Energy.
  • Energetic Stabbing (Rank 8) Cheap Shot and Shadowstrike have a 25% chance to refund 40 Energy. Backstab, Shadowstrike, and Cheap Shot have a 50% chance to refund 16 Energy.
  • Shadow's Whisper (Rank 1) Shadow Techniques also grants you 5 Energy. 8 Energy.
  • Weak Point (Rank 1) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 1)" to "Weak Point (Rank 1)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 5%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 2) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 2)" to "Weak Point (Rank 2)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 10%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 3) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 3)" to "Weak Point (Rank 3)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 15%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 4) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 4)" to "Weak Point (Rank 4)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 20%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 5) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 5)" to "Weak Point (Rank 5)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 25%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 6) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 6)" to "Weak Point (Rank 6)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 30%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 7) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 7)" to "Weak Point (Rank 7)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 35%.
  • Weak Point (Rank 8) Name changed from "Etched in Shadow (Rank 8)" to "Weak Point (Rank 8)". Increases the effectiveness of Symbols of Death by 0%. critical strike damage of Backstab and Shadowstrike by 40%.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Demonology

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Arms



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Currency Types
Legion
  • Coins of Air - Evaporate into mist after a while. Max Quantity: 2000000. 200000000.

Factions
Unknown
  • Chromie (New) - Chronormu (Chromie for short) has always been one of the more active, approachable bronze dragons. Strengthening your bond with her will increase her power in the Deaths of Chromie scenario.

Holidays
  • Auction House Dance Party - Name changed from "Auction House Dance Studio" to "Auction House Dance Party". The main auction houses in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been cleaned out and turned into Dance Studios Parties for the day! Crowd on in and show some faction pride!
  • The Great Gnomeregan Run (New) - PH Text

LFG Dungeons
Events
  • Timewalking Raid: Black Temple - Map: Black Temple. Level 71-110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 8-30 damage. 2-30 damage.

World Safe Locations
Broken Isles
  • 7.2 Broken Shore - The Tomb of Sargerus (New)
  • Broken Shore - Felrage Strand - GY (New)

Legion Ship - Horizontal - Azsuna
  • 7.2 Scenario - Azsuna - DC Safe Loc (New)

Legion Ship - Horizontal - Valsharah
  • 7.2 Scenario - Val'sharah - DC Safe Loc (New)

Legion Ship - Vertical - HighMountain
  • 7.2 Scenario - Highmountain - Safe DC Loc (New)

Legion Ship - Vertical - Stormheim
  • 7.2 Scenario - Stormheim - DC Safe Loc (New)



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BINDING_HEADER_COMMENTATORCAMERA (New) - General Camera Settings
  • BINDING_HEADER_COMMENTATORFOLLOW (New) - Following
  • BINDING_HEADER_COMMENTATORFOLLOWSNAP (New) - Snapping
  • BINDING_HEADER_COMMENTATORLOOKAT (New) - Tracking
  • BINDING_HEADER_COMMENTATORSCORING (New) - Scoring
  • BINDING_HEADER_TOURNAMENTARENAHEADER (New) - Tournament Organizer
  • BINDING_NAME_CHECK_FOR_SCOREBOARD (New) - Trigger End Scoreboard
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW1 (New) - Follow Player 1 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW10 (New) - Follow Player 4 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW10SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 4 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW11 (New) - Follow Player 5 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW11SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 5 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW12 (New) - Follow Player 6 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW12SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 6 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW1SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 1 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW2 (New) - Follow Player 2 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW2SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 2 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW3 (New) - Follow Player 3 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW3SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 3 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW4 (New) - Follow Player 4 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW4SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 4 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW5 (New) - Follow Player 5 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW5SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 5 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW6 (New) - Follow Player 6 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW6SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 6 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW7 (New) - Follow Player 1 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW7SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 1 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW8 (New) - Follow Player 2 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW8SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 2 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW9 (New) - Follow Player 3 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORFOLLOW9SNAP (New) - Snap to Player 3 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT1 (New) - Track Player 1 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT10 (New) - Track Player 4 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT11 (New) - Track Player 5 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT12 (New) - Track Player 6 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT2 (New) - Track Player 2 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT3 (New) - Track Player 3 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT4 (New) - Track Player 4 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT5 (New) - Track Player 5 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT6 (New) - Track Player 6 on Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT7 (New) - Track Player 1 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT8 (New) - Track Player 2 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKAT9 (New) - Track Player 3 on Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORLOOKATNONE (New) - Stop Following/Tracking Player
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORMOVESPEEDDECREASE (New) - Decrease Camera Speed
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORMOVESPEEDINCREASE (New) - Increase Camera Speed
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORRESET (New) - Reset Commentator
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORZOOMIN (New) - Zoom Camera In
  • BINDING_NAME_COMMENTATORZOOMOUT (New) - Zoom Camera Out
  • BINDING_NAME_CYCLEFOLLOWTRANSITONSPEED (New) - Cycle Transition Speed
  • BINDING_NAME_FORCEFOLLOWTRANSITON (New) - Snap to Follow
  • BINDING_NAME_RESET_SCORE_COUNT (New) - Reset Game Score
  • BINDING_NAME_SWAPUNITFRAMES (New) - Swap team sides
  • BINDING_NAME_TEAM_1_ADD_SCORE (New) - Add Score to Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_TEAM_1_REMOVE_SCORE (New) - Remove Score from Team 1
  • BINDING_NAME_TEAM_2_ADD_SCORE (New) - Add Score to Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_TEAM_2_REMOVE_SCORE (New) - Remove Score from Team 2
  • BINDING_NAME_TOGGLE_CASTER_COOLDOWN_DISPLAY (New) - Toggle Caster Cooldown Display
  • BINDING_NAME_TOGGLE_SMART_CAMERA (New) - Toggle Smart Camera
  • BINDING_NAME_TOGGLE_SMART_CAMERA_LOCK (New) - Lock Smart Camera
  • BINDING_NAME_TOGGLECAMERACOLLISION (New) - Toggle Camera Collision
  • BINDING_NAME_TOGGLESMOOTHFOLLOWTRANSITIONS (New) - Toggle Smooth Follow Transitions
  • COMMENTATOR_UNITFRAME_DEAD_STR (New) - Dead
  • VOTE_BOOT_PLAYER_NO_REASON (New) - A vote has been initiated to remove %1$s from the group.\n\nDo you want to kick %1$s?
by Published on 2017-04-18 08:46 PM

Necromancer OP Beta Damage and Blizzard's Response

Streamer Showdown Today at 2 PM EDT - Noxious, Trump, DisguisedToast, and Firebat!

Breaching the Tomb
The next step of Breaching the Tomb is available now. Head to the Broken Shore to pick up Shard Times from Khadgar. This will also grant another 1500 Armies of Legionfall reputation.



Warcraft Short Story - Dark Mirror
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Nathanos Blightcaller has faithfully served the Banshee Queen, Sylvanas Windrunner, both in life and in undeath. This service has demanded great sacrifice—and difficult choices. His unlife has been measured out in many conquests as champion of the Forsaken, but the burden of his duty to the Dark Lady has taken a toll upon his ever-decaying body.

Nathanos looked down at his left hand. There was enough skin and sinew remaining to grasp a bow, and to teach even the clumsiest of his pupils how to nock an arrow. But he could tell that his strength had waned. His undead flesh continued its inevitable decay, and there would come a day when this hand would be rendered useless or rot away altogether. What good would he be to her then?

He might be a decomposing husk, he told himself, but he still knew the meaning of duty. "Tell me what you command, my queen."

Taking place just prior to the first demon invasions of Legion, “Dark Mirror” by Senior Game Designer Steve Danuser explores Nathanos Blightcaller's past, the decisions he has faced, and his ultimate transformation. Read it now.

Shake Up the Battlegrounds with PvP Brawls: Gravity Lapse April 18-25
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Defy the law of gravity in this week’s PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse — April 18-25!

Every other week, a new PvP Brawl will be available to players looking for something just a little different. Each Brawl will offer a variety of modes, rules, and scenic changes to the usual Battleground gameplay, and you’ll find them in the Group Finder tool (hotkey “I”) in the Player vs. Player tab. Just like Random Battlegrounds, you’ll receive a reward for achieving victory. Here are just a few of the Brawls you can look forward to:

Gravity Lapse: April 18–25


Gravity getting you down? Step into the Eye of the Storm and be prepared for a whole new en-lighten-ing experience. Every minute, players on the battlefield will find themselves launched into the air, only to gently fall toward the ground again in a perpetual aerial ballet as they try to accrue enough resources to take the win home for their team.

World Boss - Withered J'im
DEADLY: Withered J'im is up again this week, rewarding players with Artifact Power and a chance at item level 860 loot.



World Quest Bonus Event
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
An extra weekly quest and rewards are here.

Get out your best map and plan your route across every part of the Broken Isles, as this is a great time to immerse yourself in World Quests.

This Week
All week, open your map (default hotkey: m) and then select any of the five main Broken Isles zones to consider the World Quests available to you. Hover your mouse over a World Quest on the map to see what tasks are needed complete it, the rewards you’ll receive, and the time remaining that the quest is available to you.

Look for the following all week long:


If you've been looking to impress some emissaries, this is the week to do it!

FinalBossTV - Restoration Druids
This week focuses on Resto Druids!

by Published on 2017-04-18 06:11 AM

Necromancer OP Beta Damage and Blizzard's Response

That Purple Journey to Un'Goro T-Shirt You've Seen? It's Now Available for $24

Flying Progress Tool
If you are still working on Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part One or Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two, our new tool can show you what you still need to complete!

I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about the Legion every night and day. Spend my life grinding Nethershards every day. I believe I can soar. I see me flying up through the Sentinax's open door.


Noblegarden 2017
Noblegarden has returned to Azeroth, bringing a new pet and all of the old goodies from previous years.




Hunt for Brightly Colored Eggs
Collect eggs to gather Noblegarden Chocolate and other Noblegarden items.




Spend Your Noblegarden Chocolate
Noblegarden Chocolate can be used to purchase:

Level Type Name Cost Model Viewer
1Companion Pets Spring Rabbit's Foot100 × 
1Companion Pets Mystical Spring Bouquet100 × 
1Companion Pets Noblegarden Bunny200 × 
20Mount Swift Springstrider500 × 
Modelviewer
1Head Black Spring Circlet50 × 
Modelviewer
1Head Pink Spring Circlet50 × 
Modelviewer
1Head Spring Circlet50 × 
Modelviewer
1Shirt White Tuxedo Shirt25 × 
Modelviewer
1Chest Elegant Dress50 × 
Modelviewer
1Chest Spring Robes50 × 
Modelviewer
23Legs Black Tuxedo Pants25 × 
Modelviewer
1Miscellaneous Spring Flowers50 × 
Modelviewer
1Other Blossoming Branch10 × 
1Other Noblegarden Egg5 × 
60Book Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit100 × 



Host Your Own Egg Hunt or Transfer Gold
Noblegarden vendors also sell Poorly Painted Egg, Intricately-Painted Egg, and Magnificently-Painted Egg for gold.

  • Place these eggs on the ground and they will all look exactly the same.
  • Each egg type is unique, so you can only have one in your inventory at a time.
  • Each egg can be looted by only one player and will contain a gray-quality item that can be sold to a vendor for 90% of the original egg purchase price.
  • The eggs can be seen by anyone around you, so they are a useful way to transfer gold between realms or factions (with a 10% loss).

Level Type Name Cost Model Viewer
1Other Poorly-Painted Egg10
1Other Intricately-Painted Egg10
1Other Magnificently-Painted Egg1,000



Complete Quests
There is a one time quest and daily quest that you can complete:



Unlock Achievements
In order to earn the achievement Noble Gardener (part of What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been) and unlock the Noble title, you must complete these nine achievements:




Most of the items required to earn Achievements can be found in Brightly Colored Eggs, so your luck may significantly lower the amount of Noblegarden Chocolate required.


There are two additional achievements which are not required for Noble Gardener:




Patch 7.2 Hotfixes - April 17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Broken Shore
  • Rewards from the enemies summoned by Nether Portal Disruptors have been changed: These enemies should now drop significantly more Legionfall War Supplies and Dauntless tokens, but no longer drop Netherchunks or Tier 1 Sentinax beacons.
    • Developers’ notes: We want to make sure that Nether Portal Disruptors and the enemies they attract are lucrative and exciting without overshadowing other options so that players feel inclined to focus only on the Nether Disruptor for Broken Shore play. This should now be a solid extra to add to your activities when it’s available, rather than something to wait around for.
  • Witchmatron Magora now respawns more frequently, uses more abilities, and is significantly sturdier.

Classes

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Fire
    • [With maintenance in each region] Damage of all abilities increased by 6%.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Marksmanship
    • [With maintenance in each region] Damage of the following abilities increased by 4%: Marked Shot, Arcane Shot, Multi-Shot, Aimed Shot, Volley, Black Arrow, Bursting Shot, Piercing Shot, Windburst, Murder of Crows, Sidewinders, Barrage.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Discipline
    • Aegis of Wrath now reduces the remaining absorb of Power Word: Shield by 3% every second.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Elemental
    • Seismic Lightning is now correctly affected by Elemental Fury.
  • Enhancement
    • [With maintenance in each region] Damage of the following abilities increased by 4%: Boulderfist, Crash Lightning, Flametongue, Lava Lash, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Shield, Rockbiter, Stormstrike, Windfury, Windsong.

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Outlaw
    • [With maintenance in each region] Damage of the following abilities increased by 4%: Ambush, Ghostly Strike, Killing Spree, Death from Above, Saber Slash, Pistol Shot, Between the Eyes, Run Through, Cannonball Barrage.

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Affliction
    • Fixed a bug causing the proc chance of Fatal Echoes (Artifact trait) to be quadrupled by Reap Souls. It is now doubled, as intended.
    • Fixed a bug causing the proc chance of Sweet Souls (Artifact trait) to be quadrupled by Reap Souls. It is now doubled, as intended.

Dungeons
Court of Stars
  • Patrol Captain Gerdo
    • Improved the visuals for Patrol Captain Gerdo's Streetsweeper ability.

Followers
  • Lady S’theno should no longer disappear from Felhammer when she is sent on a mission.

Legion Companion App
  • Added support for new Follower Missions.
  • Addressed an issue that caused some Mission duration times to differ from the World of Warcraft client.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Artifact Power rewards to display incorrect punctuation in tooltips.

Player versus Player
[All PvP hotfixes are in-testing and intended to go live as soon as possible.]

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Fire
  • PvP template Intellect reduced by 6%.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Aspect of the Turtle now negates the stun of Call Fel Lord.
  • Beast Mastery
  • Separation Anxiety increases the damage of your pet by 15% (was 50%).

Quests
  • The arrow markers located in Impsorrow Approach no longer vanish when players enter the area for the quest “A Flare in the Dark”.

GCDTV NA April Clash Tournament
GCDTV is hosting a PvP tournament this weekend that awards points towards the Road to BlizzCon. There is still a little bit of time left to sign up!



Heroes of the Storm 2.0 - Genji, Hanamura, and More
Another round of updates was released today for the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Open Beta.

by Published on 2017-04-16 11:36 PM

PTR Patch 2.6.0

Hearthstone Art Book Now Available for Pre-Order!

US Realms - World Boss - Apocron
Apocron is up now, so you can head to the Broken Shore for a chance at item level 900 loot, a Iron Relic, or Life Relic.



US Realms - Nether Disruptor and Command Center
The Nether Disruptor and Command Center are active on US realms!

Nether Disruptor

Command Center



Build of the Month - April 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
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$240
KeyboardLogitech G710+$77
MouseLogitech G502$66
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$44

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$470
KeyboardCorsair K70$105
MouseRazer Naga Chroma$60
SpeakersLogitech Z523$75


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

Puppy

Updated April 16, 2017
$631
Case Carbide Series 200R$59
Power Supply EVGA 600B$48
CPU Intel i3-7100$117
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$34
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$140
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$90
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Dolphin

Updated April 16, 2017
$859
Case Carbide Series 200R$59
Power Supply EVGA 600B$48
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$34
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$140
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card RX 480 OR
GTX 1060 3GB
$210 / $180
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$75
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23


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

Narwhal

Updated April 16, 2017
$1134
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$45
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W$80
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$58
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$160
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$110
Graphics Card GTX 1060$210
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$123
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$95
$109
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Unicorn

Updated April 16, 2017
$1296
Case Corsair Air 540$120
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 7600K$230
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$160
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$110
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$210
$360
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$123
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$140
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23


Dark Legacy Comics #580
DLC #580 has been released.

by Published on 2017-04-15 10:34 PM

The Un'Goro Volcano has Erupted!

Patch 7.2.5 - Auction House Decor Update
The Stormwind and Orgrimmar auction houses have received slight updates to their decor in Patch 7.2.5.




Patch 7.2.5 - Auction House Dance Studio Decorations
There were a few models added for the Auction House Dance Studio in the recent PTR build.





Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Of Brews And Blackouts (7.2.5)
This devalues the BoC talent as we see 33-25=8% fewer BoC's in our rotation. Considering on single target, with BoC, BoS and TP are my number 1 and 2 damaging abilities, are we going to see compensation in damage for this nerf?
We're worried about gameplay and feel right now, and will adjust damage (overall and per-talent) as needed afterward.

This is very useful feedback, thanks.

As you can imagine, the numbers for Blackout Strike's cooldown and the CDR from Tiger Palm are very important to get right on this; we'll tweak them and try a few things. We started out with the 4-beat cycle for PTR; we may also try the 3-beat cycle soon and see how that feels.

One extremely important thing to evaluating the feel of this is what talents you were using. For example, Rushing Jade Wind + Spitfire feel totally different from Eye of the Tiger + Special Delivery, especially when it comes to GCD utilization. Please let us know which talents you're using when giving rotation feel feedback!

Thanks!

I'll be getting on PTR to test the rotation and such later, but I have one question about Spitfire Celestalon. Why was Chi Burst scrapped for it instead of Chi Wave? Nobody uses Chi Wave because of how weak (and random) it is, but Chi Burst currently sees a decent amount of use on live servers for AoE.
Chi Wave and Chi Burst usage are about the same (and both are extremely rare compared to Eye of the Tiger). We chose Chi Burst to replace to start with, because Spitfire is an AoE talent, same as Chi Burst, so would fulfill the same choice. There's still an argument to be made for Chi Wave being replaced, so we're considering that as well, so discussion one way or another (or alternatives) is quite welcome.

The reason I would think most people use eott is that it is the highest dps AND it doesn't intrude on the already tight rotation for BoC, so there is no opportunity cost in using it.
Right; Eye of the Tiger is currently taken primarily because it doesn't take up any GCDs. We're trying to open that up a bit so that you have room to take abilities like Chi Wave and Spitfire (or theoretically Chi Burst), or Rushing Jade Wind, in your rotation.

The common Blackout Combo-driven rotation right now is, in a way, not GCD locked, because it spends a significant amount of its time off GCD, but in practice it feels more like GCD locked, because that time is in between every few GCDs with little empty half-GCDs, adding a stutter to your rotation that we're trying to clean up.

Awesome feedback so far, especially from those who are actively trying a variety of talent builds. That's the most valuable, especially when you consider swapping to the other side of the Blackout Combo / No Blackout Combo line that divides the community playstyles.

Next PTR build, we're going to try a 12sec base CD on Blackout Strike, to speed things up a bit baseline, and hopefully remove the ~1GCD of pause that has been mentioned by several people. (And in fact add a GCD of slush)

The minor stutter has never really felt bad or prevented me from using something that interrupts the rotation a bit since i can always get back into it. Maybe instead of doing something to change our speed to open rotations, you could make it so some of these other underused moves have a modifier on another skill on their own? That could be a theme for brewmaster to have that martial arts feel which simultaneously offers complexity in but also lets us be fast? Honestly i'd rather break my own rotation that have space forcibly added in.

This slower paced feeling just makes me very unhappy and while my experience may not matter much, it seems to be something a lot of other players are feeling. I hate this new slow paced idea for monk and the new mechanic of reducing BoS CD doesn't feel fun or interesting. It just feels like a rock is being tied to legs.

I just don't understand wanting to make so many people unhappy to solve something i've never heard people actually complain about with stutter. It makes me miserable on my favorite class and spec.

I'm not sure this is exactly the valuable feedback that is desired. I'll give a less emotional/fun based approach later...but it's important to me and I hope that enjoyment is truly a factor here.

This is some of the most valuable feedback here, actually. Your experience matters a ton.

A question that you, and others, have asked here is basically, "Why change this, I didn't mind the hiccup/stutter/awkardness/whatever?". I empathize with that sentiment, and I'd like to try my best to answer that.

Brewmaster is not a particularly popular spec, and the awkwardness of their offensive abilities is one of the prime reasons why. That sort of thing is shrugged off by some people, really bugs some other people, and contributes to a general discomfort with a spec to most (and is usually hard for them to describe exactly why, falling back to works like 'doesn't flow' or 'clunky').

Most of the people here actively discussing this are people who have stuck with Brewmaster, and play it extensively, probably because you fall into that first bucket; the 'clunkiness' doesn't bother you, and you're used to it. So we're not surprised at all that many people here have this reaction of "it was fine, why change?".

The goal of these rotational changes is to find something that flows well to the non-dedicated Brewmasters, while still feeling 'fine' (or better) to all of you currently-dedicated Brewmasters. That second part is more important than the first, and we're going to keep iterating on this until we achieve it.

We hear you that we're not there yet; we're not surprised at all that our first build of it wasn't perfect. We'll keep working on it, and appreciate your constructive feedback and experimentation with different builds, to help us get there.

Thanks!

P.S. Just to further pull back the curtain on potential versions of this rotation that we're thinking about:
- Current PTR build: At least (2 TP + 1 AnythingElse) between Blackout Strikes
- Next PTR build: At least (2 TP) between Blackout Strikes
- Another potential option we're considering: At least (1 TP + 1 AnythingElse) between Blackout Strikes. This would probably mean a 8sec CD on BoS, and a 5sec CDR on TP. It's very hard to truly imagine how rotations will feel without playing them, but some may be interested in thinking about it. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Fenryr Hotfix
Why allow some of the playerbase to cheese this tame, and others have to solo a boss meant for 5 players?
I don't really think 'fun' is the word you're looking for here - people love to scream that we've removed 'fun' from the game when there's a bug that's fixed and then things take a bit of effort, and this really just perpetuates negativity in the community.

Doing a 5-man dungeon and then taking advantage of a broken spawn doesn't really scream 'fun'. It was a cool way around the challenge, sure, but on both sides it wasn't exciting - getting Fenryr was the point of excitement, and that is still possible, so let's try to be sensible.

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For clarification - the soft reset method was a bug, which has now been fixed, and the intended method of taming Fenryr is to complete this challenge solo.

As others have said, it would be silly to remove those who already obtained the pet, especially when early adopters didn't necessarily realize that the method was unintended, so we have no plans to do so.

Best of luck to all those trying to obtain Fenryr!

For those who haven't tried it yet, could you clarify whether we need to solo the whole dungeon, or just Hymdall / Fenryr?
Just through Hymdall and Fenryr, from my understanding. I can double check on this. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
I know your an advocate for player-dev communication but when would you feel radio silence would be the best course of action.
Great question. Overall, I think radio silence tends to do more harm than good. Even if your answer is “We don’t know,” I feel you’re better off saying that than saying nothing. Even if things are super heated, I feel like you’re better off saying “I care enough to try and engage” than to try and wait it out and hope it cools off.

Here’s where I would advocate it:

1) You’re trying to build hype for something or let players try and figure something out. This has to be done deliberately though.

2) Someone could get hurt. If players ask me why someone got fired, or even if they got fired, I’m going to take the Fifth. I won’t talk about a candidate who is interviewing for fear of their current employer retaliating against them.

3) You make the situation objectively worse. I say objectively here, because it’s too easy to argue “Well we might just fan the flames.” I’m talking about things like players want details for how a sever got compromised by malware, but if you share too many details, you’re just making life easier for the hackers.

4) There are pretty serious legal ramifications. Specifically if you settle a lawsuit and the lawyers say not to say anything. This applies to insider trading stuff. I wouldn’t talk about a studio we were thinking of acquiring or a software package we’re thinking of licensing.

Overall I can’t think of too many other situations though. Radio silence is different from not responding because of lack of bandwidth or because you feel like you’ve beaten a topic to death. (Source)



StarCrafts - Season 5 Ep 17: InCharge
Another episode of StarCrafts has been released.


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