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by Published on 2017-10-12 05:05 PM

Tier 21 Stat Changes, BlizzCon Merchandise, Blizzard Job, Raid Testing, Hotfix

BlizzCon 2017 Floor Map
The BlizzCon 2017 floor map has been revealed! This year has added a Sylvanas statue. This year the BlizzCon Gear Store also has a Sylvanas Short Sleeve Hoodie.

Statues
  • 2013 - Illidan, Dwarf, Orc and Wolf
  • 2014 - Illidan, Dwarf, Orc and Wolf, Grommash, Azeroth Choppers
  • 2015 - Illidan, Dwarf, Orc and Wolf, Grommash, Azeroth Choppers
  • 2016 - Illidan, Orc and Wolf, Grommash, Azeroth Choppers
  • 2017 - Illidan, Sylvanas, Grommash, Azeroth Choppers

by Published on 2017-10-12 04:10 AM

5 Patch 2.6.1 PTR Class Changes To Look Forward To

Spellbook Duel is This Week's Brawl!

Patch 7.3.2 PTR - Tier 21 Stat Changes
Patch 7.3.2 makes some changes to Tier 21 item stats. You can see the updated set bonuses here.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums)

Demon Hunter (Forums)

Druid (Forums)

Hunter (Forums)

Mage (Forums)

Monk (Forums)

Paladin (Forums)

Priest (Forums)

Rogue (Forums)

Shaman (Forums)

Warlock (Forums)

Warrior (Forums)



BlizzCon Survival Shoppers Guide
A video about the BlizzCon merchandise was posted today:

  • There are kiosks where you can buy eSports merchandise, with kiosks specifically for the individual games.
  • The Darkmoon Faire is back, bigger and better than ever.
  • Pet adoption is returning, so you will be able to buy those new plushies.
  • The capsule toy area is back again.
  • There are pin kiosks where you can buy pins.
  • You can visit the Ethereal Trading Emporium to trade all sorts of Blizzard things, including pins and the new badges.
  • There are additional unique badges that you can get from partners or activities.
  • There are a few limited edition pins: Overwatch Pachimari, Hearthstone Power Core card back, and a large D.Va Pin.



Blizzard Job - Generalist Artist Intern
A new job listing for an unannounced project has recently appeared. Under the recommended talents section, Overwatch knowledge is listed.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
An unannounced project at Blizzard is seeking an intern to help create a wide range of assets to help bring our game to life. You will work closely with our concept, environment and character teams to create hard surface and organic props, weapons and possibly characters that are both detail-oriented and consistent with the art style we’ve defined.

Level Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience modeling and texturing hard surface and organics using Maya, 3dsmax, Photoshop, Zbrush, or Mudbox (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs).
  • Strong background in traditional arts included but not limited to animation, illustration, design or traditional media
  • A good understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling.
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.
  • Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level.

Recommended Talents
  • Previously work on game projects as a prop artist or an equivalent type role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Overwatch universe.

Raid Testing Schedule - October 11th - 18th
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 11th-13th we will be conducting raid tests of Antorus, the Burning Throne. If testing goes well, the majority of Normal mode will remain available over the weekend.

Thursday, October 12th

Kin'garoth - Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

The Coven of Shivarra - Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, October 13th

Antoran High Command - Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Argus the Unmaker - Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, October 13th - Wednesday, October 18th
Normal Antorus, the Burning Throne

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade Sr. in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)

I assume are all normal bosses up @Friday, October 13th - Wednesday, October 18th? Including argus?
Argus the Unmaker will not be included in the Normal mode test. All other bosses will be available.

Patch 7.3 Hotfixes - October 10
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Argus
  • Fixed an issue where bonus rolls would fail to occur when defeating some Greater Invasion Point bosses.
  • Fixed an issue on Mac'Aree where players were being sent to graveyards incorrect graveyards.

Dungeons and Raids
  • The Nighthold
    • Fixed an issue preventing players from getting loot when killing Grand Magistrix Elisande.

Player versus Player

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Artifact Appearances After Legion
I just posted this in another thread, but I'll mention it again here:

Any artifact appearances you've unlocked (including Druid forms) will be available as transmogrification options after Legion. I'm not privy to the specifics on how it will work regarding Druid forms, but the developers are keen to make sure you can still use those forms after Legion.

You'll also still be able to acquire appearances you haven't earned post-Legion, with the only exceptions being the Mythic 15 Keystone Dungeon appearance, and the Mage Tower appearances. If you don't earn those before the end of Legion, you won't be able to earn them after Legion - think of them as effectively the Challenge Mode sets of Legion.

Hope this clarifies.

only to make sure: when legion ends we can use our artifact skins as transmog weapons, but only for the class? i mean i cant use thunderfury on another class am i right?
Right now I believe the current intent is that artifact weapon appearances can only be transmogged on the class the artifact was for. So to use an earlier example, Death Knight's wouldn't be able to transmog the Corrupted Ashbringer appearance from a Paladin.

I've forwarded on the other questions in this thread so if I get any more specific details I can share, I'll let you know.

Morning! I've got a few updates to share.

Regarding the Mage Tower appearance. If you unlock your Mage Tower appearance before Legion is over, you will still be able to earn the colour variants of it post-Legion.

Likewise the colour variants of the Balance of Power appearance will still be obtainable post-Legion, with the exception of the Mythic +15 variant which needs to be obtained before Legion ends.

Prestige appearances will still be obtainable after Legion, though the exact manner in which they are earned may change. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Retribution Paladin Balance
Retribution Paladins are nowhere near the bottom, and, like others have pointed out, that data is misleading considering there are quite a few bosses that allow us to cleave.

Currently I still see that if I have more than one target I know Divine Storm overpowers Templar's Verdict and I'm free to cleave like a madman. Retribution Paladins shine on movement and cleave which ToS is definitely a lot more friendly to us.

Of course I wouldn't object to buffs(who wouldn't) but I don't feel like we need them at the moment. This could change with our T21 set bonuses considering we'd be losing the T20 4 set that interacts so well with our talents and Crusade, however in the current state I think Ret Paladins are quite fine and pretty formidable among melee.

I can't say I agree with you here. Movement is quite punishing for Ret outside of Steed. Divine Steed off GCD would be amazing right now.
True, Divine Steed coming off GCD would be nice change. However, having the option to switch to Cavalier I feel fills that need for me when I do want the additional mobility. Cavalier plus our Blessings fills any need of mobility I've encountered this tier.

With the T20 4p going away some buffs would be nice. The 4p even feels like it's made to be baseline since it makes the spec feel much more fluid. Spending that one extra GCD is annoying when you need aoe. I would like to see T21 changed though.
I agree here as well. I've become very used to the T20 four-piece and it feels very baseline to me at this point. It's going to take some getting used to for me moving away from it if that isn't changed to a baseline. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

FinalBossTV #153 - Mythic Dungeon Invitational
FinalBossTV talked to Slootbag, AutomaticJak and Meowchan about the recent WoW Mythic Dungeon Invitational.

by Published on 2017-10-10 10:02 PM

World of Warcraft BlizzCon Gear Store Merchandise, Overwatch - Halloween Terror Event

Patch 7.3.2 PTR - Build 25255
A new PTR build is on the way!


New Icons



Scythe of the Unmaker
A new Scythe of the Unmaker has been added.




New Music
Some new music for Seat of the Pantheon was added.




Map Changes



New Items
The latest build added some new Relics. See the full list on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Name
930Arcane Relic Miniaturized Cosmic Beacon
930Blood Relic Cruor of the Avenger
930Fel Relic Condensed Blight Orb
930Fire Relic Flickering Ember of Rage
930Frost Relic Rime of the Spirit Realm
930Holy Relic Reorigination Spark
930Shadow Relic Volatile Soul Fragment
930Storm Relic Conch of the Thunderer
930Life Relic Root of the Lifebinder
930Iron Relic Mote of the Forgemaster
890Polearm Scythe of the Unmaker
110Other Pantheon's Blessing


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

Legion Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Stardust Crusaders Collect 20 Motes of Titanic Essence Power within 5 seconds and then defeat Argus the Unmaker in Tomb of Sargeras Antorus, the Burning Throne on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Blazing Eruption Inflicts 1,500,000 Inflicts 1,196,000 Fire damage to all players and increases damage taken from Blazing Eruption an additional 450,000 Fire damage every 1 sec for 15 sec. In addition, the damage from Blazing Eruption is increased by 100% for 15 sec. Instant.
  • Charged Blasts The caster calls upon Legion ships to track a player. After 5.5 7 sec, the ship fires in a line, striking all targets for 1,500,000 Fire damage, burning them for an additional 1,170,000 Fire damage every 3 sec for 18 sec. Instant.
  • Electrify Shocks another player for 2,047,500 1,535,625 Nature damage. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Empowered Electrify Shocks another player for 2,047,500 1,535,625 Nature damage. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Empowered Shock Lance Fel energy courses through the caster's weapon, causing the target to suffer 4,578,525 Physical damage and take 10% increased damage until the caster dies. This effect stacks. In addition, the target shocks an additional player for 2,047,500 1,535,625 Nature damage every 4 seconds for each stack. 100 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Feedback Overload (New) When a Fel Reaver dies it sends burning feedback to Kin'garoth, inflicting 4% of his total health as Fire damage. This damage ignores all damage reduction. Instant.
  • Foe Breaker Inflicts 25,000,000 Physical damage to all targets in a cone in front of the caster. In addition, the damage of Foe Breaker is increased by 500% for 30 sec. 25 yd range. Instant. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Forging Strike Kin'garoth smashes a target, inflicting 0 Physical damage to everyone in a 0 yard radius and increases damage taken from Forging Strike by 0% for until cancelled. Melee range. Instant.4 sec cooldown.
  • Paraxis Artillery The Paraxis fires several bolts of Fel energy at random players, inflicting 592,500 500,000 Fire damage to the target. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Rain of Fel The Paraxis charges its batteries for a massive strike, inflicting 2,220,000 1,600,000 Fire damage in a 8 yard radius centered on several players. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Reorigination Pulse Inflicts 0 Inflicts 800,000 Arcane damage to all players and 15,000,000 Arcane damage to players within area of the the area of Reorigination Pulse. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Shock Lance Fel energy courses through the caster's weapon, causing the target to suffer 4,580,000 Physical damage and take 10% increased damage for 20 sec. This effect stacks. In addition, the target shocks an additional player for 2,047,500 1,535,625 Nature damage every 3 seconds for each stack. 100 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Soulblight Name changed from "Wasting Plague" to "Soulblight". Inflicts 1,250,000 Shadow damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec and creates a pool of Death Fog at the affected player's location every 4 sec. for 8 sec when it expires. Limited to 1 target. Instant.
  • Starblast Inflicts 1,250,000 Inflicts 940,000 Arcane damage to an enemy. 300 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Sweeping Scythe Cleaves players in a half-circle in front of him, inflicting 6,000,000 Physical damage and increasing damage taken by subsequent Sweeping Scythes by 200% for 30 15 sec. This effect stacks. Unlimited range. 0.5 sec cast.
  • Torment of Fel Fel flames fill Varimathras' cell, inflicting 250,000 Fire damage every 1 5 sec. The damage of this effect increases by 2% every tick. Instant. 50% every tick. Instant.

Item Effects
  • Corruption of Shatug Your autoattacks have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 1,034 1,416 for 12 sec. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Echo of Gorshalach Your melee attacks have a chance to grant an Echo of Gorshalach. On reaching 15 applications, you lash out with a devastating combination of attacks, critically striking enemies in a 15 yd cone in front of you for 476,287 Fire damage. Approximately 7.5 procs per minute. 600,033 Fire damage. Approximately 10 procs per minute.
  • Feed on the Weak Your damaging critical strikes reduce the damage the target deals to you by 1.00% 0.00% for 6 sec. Stacks 3 times.
  • Fire Mines Your melee and ranged attacks have a chance to plant Fire Mines at the enemy's feet. Fire Mines detonate after 15 sec, inflicting 45,181 19,644 Fire damage to all enemies within 12 yds. Approximately 7 procs per minute.
  • Flames of F'harg Your melee and ranged abilities have a chance to increase your Strength or Agility by 1,303 1,416 for 12 sec. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Identify Legendary Identify a Monk legendary item. 3 sec cast. Reagents: .
  • Legion Bombardment Call a Legion ship to bombard the target's location for 12 9 sec, dealing 110,001 Fire damage to all targets within 12 yds, including the ship. 50 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
  • Mark of Aggramar Taking damage has a chance to increase your Armor by 1,197 for 15 Versatility by 2,697 for 14 sec. Aggramar's Fortitude When empowered by the Pantheon, your maximum health is increased by 652,038 459,366 for 15 sec, and you are healed to full health. Approximately 2.2 procs per minute. 1.4 procs per minute.
  • Mark of Aman'thul Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant you 741 1,089 Speed, Avoidance, and Leech for 12 sec. Aman'Thul's Grandeur When empowered by the Pantheon, your Intellect is increased by 1,414 for 15 sec. Approximately 2.5 procs per minute. 1,087 for 15 sec. Approximately 1.4 procs per minute.
  • Mark of Eonar Your healing effects have a chance to grow an Emerald Blossom nearby, which heals a random injured ally for 23,392 every 2 sec. Lasts 14 36,100 every 2 sec. Lasts 12 sec. Eonar's Verdant Embrace When empowered by the Pantheon, your next 4 direct healing spells grant the target a shield that prevents 65,204 71,132 damage for 30 sec. Approximately 2 procs per minute. 1.2 procs per minute.
  • Mark of Golganneth Your damaging abilities have a chance to create a Ravaging Storm at your target's location, inflicting 63,728 148,698 Nature damage split among all enemies within 6 yds over 8 6 sec. Golganneth's Thunderous Wrath When empowered by the Pantheon, your autoattacks cause an explosion of lightning dealing [ 870,400% [ 1,357,400% of Mainhand Weapon Speed ] Nature damage to all enemies within 8 yds of the target. Lasts 15 sec. Approximately 4 procs per minute. 1.8 procs per minute.
  • Mark of Khaz'goroth Your damaging attacks have a chance to make your weapon glow hot with the fire of Khaz'goroth's forge, causing your autoattacks to do [ 929,400% [ 1,327,700% of Mainhand Weapon Speed ] additional Fire damage for 12 sec. Khaz'goroth's Shaping When empowered by the Pantheon, your Critical Strike, Haste, Mastery, or Versatility is increased by 1,413 2,614 for 15 sec. Khaz'goroth always empowers your highest stat. Approximately 2 procs per minute. 1.4 procs per minute.
  • Mark of Norgannon Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Intellect by 1,303 3,257 for 12 sec. Norgannon's Command When empowered by the Pantheon, you gain 6 charges of Norgannon's Command for 15 sec. Your damaging spells expend a charge to inflict an additional 34,321 45,760 damage to the target, from a random school of magic. Approximately 3 procs per minute. 1.4 procs per minute.
  • Shadow Blades Your damaging spells have a chance to conjure 6 Shadow Blades. After 2 sec, the swords begin launching foward, each dealing 0 17,704 Shadow damage to the first enemy in their path and increasing damage taken from your subsequent Shadow Blades by 20% 10% for 3 sec, up to 100%. Approximately 2 procs per minute. 50%. Approximately 1.7 procs per minute.
  • Shadow Strike Your melee attacks have a chance to deal 142,320 102,672 Shadow damage to the target. If there are no other enemies within 8 yds of them, this deals an additional 63,254 55,003 damage. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Titan Forging (New) Increase the power of a Path of the Titans trinket by 5 item levels, up to item level 1,000. 5 sec cast.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 7.3_ARGUS_RAID_LIFE_GIVING_ROOTS (New) - Life-giving Roots
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_BUNDLE_DISCOUNT_TOOLTIP_ADDENDUM - \n|cff00ff00You save %d%% ($%s)|r %s)|r
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_BUNDLE_DISCOUNT_TOOLTIP_REPLACEMENT - You save %d%% ($%s) %s)



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Map Areas
Antorus, the Burning Throne
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne - Music: Raid_73_AntorusGeneralWalk.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne > Den of the Devourers - Music: Raid_73_AntorusBattleWalk.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne > Edge of Discord - Music: Raid_73_AntorusGeneralWalk.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne > Elunaria - Music: Raid_73_AntorusElunariaWalk.
  • Antorus, the Burning Throne > Elunaria > Elarian Sanctuary - Music: Raid_73_AntorusElunariaWalk.
by Published on 2017-10-10 09:23 PM

BlizzCon 2017 In-Game Bonus Items Incoming, Occularus, Calamir, Pet Battle Event

World of Warcraft BlizzCon Gear Store Merchandise
The Blizzard Gear store has been updated with new BlizzCon 2017 products. Orders are only open to Virtual Ticket holders today, but will open for everyone on 10/17. We've highlighted some of the more interesting items below, but you can see them all here.



World of Warcraft Sargeras Shirt
The shirt description potentially explains the wound added to a map in Patch 7.3.2. Check out the original shirt description for spoilers! The description was modified after the shirt went live.





World of Warcraft Raptor Plushie
This raptor doesn't spoil anything in its description, but an interesting raptor mount was recently added in Patch 7.3.2. The ArmoredRaptor mount is still encrypted, so we don't know what it will look like. A new creature was also added that uses hoofprints and existing horse sounds in Patch 7.3.2, but the model is encrypted with the same key as the ArmoredRaptor. You can also pick up a Elekk plushie!



Pirate Plush Pepe
This new Pepe features a pirate hate and eye patch, matching the Pirate Pepe you can see in game. He is part of the I Found Pepe! achievement!



Kul Tiras Armor Sets
These are not for sale, but with BlizzCon approaching now is a good time to post a reminder about these sets that were added in Patch 7.3.



Overwatch - Halloween Terror Event
The Halloween Terror Event is live until Nov 1st, bringing new cosmetics, a new game mode, and more! Check out the new intros and emotes on the official post.




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