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by Published on 2014-11-30 08:49 PM

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Highmaul Raid Opens this Week!
Starting Tuesday as servers come up the first raid, Highmaul will open up! Only Normal and Heroic will be open for the first week. People looking to do LFR will need to wait one more week for the first wing to open up.

Region Date Unlocks Countdown
NA 12/2/2014 3:00 pm PST Live
EU 12/3/2014 11:00 am CET Live

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Raid Unlock Schedule
To help you plan your escapades into the heart of this dangerous new place, we’ve broken down Highmaul’s unlock schedule for you.

  • December 2, 2014 - Highmaul opens with Normal and Heroic difficulties accessible.
  • December 9, 2014 - Mythic difficulty and the first wing of Raid Finder (Kargath, Butcher, Brackenspore) unlock.
  • December 16, 2014 - Raid Finder Wing 2 (Tectus, Twin Ogron, Ko’ragh) unlocks.
  • January 6, 2015 - Raid Finder Wing 3 (Imperator Mar’gok) unlocks.


Two World Bosses - Tarlna and Drov now Spawn!
The first two world bosses will start spawning as Highmaul opens up. These bosses will both drop 650 gear.




Highmaul Bosses
Normal and Heroic versions of Highmaul open this week! Check out our boss pages below for their abilities, loot, and encounter videos.


Legendary Ring Quest
Players who have been staying on top of their legendary Ring quest should have two quests in their logs that require Highmaul, Legacy of the Sorcerer Kings and Empire's Fall. Blizzard has done a good job at keeping the quest chain under wraps and it is currently unknown if we will see the next ring upgrade during Highmaul. However if we are able to obtain the next step before Blackrock Foundry, this will be it!

Level Type Spec Slot Name
690 Finger Tank Finger Spellbound Solium Band of Sorcerous Invincibility
690 Finger Melee Finger Spellbound Solium Band of Sorcerous Strength
690 Finger Spell Spirit Finger Spellbound Solium Band of the Immortal Spirit
690 Finger Physical DPS Finger Spellbound Solium Band of Fatal Strikes
690 Finger Spell DPS Finger Spellbound Solium Band of the Kirin-Tor



Seal of Tempered Fate
Seal of Tempered Fates are the new bonus roll item for this first raid tier. This time around there are a few ways you can obtain your weekly cap of 3. If you have your level 3 Dwarven Bunker / War Mill you will get a free Seal each week. There are also two rare Follower missions that may grant you one.

The main way to obtain these will be via the following weekly quests. You can mix and match between the four types. However, the more you buy into the same type each week, the more it will cost you.

Turn-in Type Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Gold50010002000
Apexis Crystals1000 × 2000 × 4000 ×
Garrison Resources300 × 600 × 1200 ×
Honor Points500 × 1000 × 2000 ×



Tier 17 Armor Sets Model Preview
If you looked over the loot tables you may have noticed that none of the Highmaul bosses drop any Tier loot. It looks like all the Tier tokens will be found in Blackrock Foundry this time around. With that said, the gear that drops in Highmaul does share a model with the Tier Sets, so it's worth taking another look




Highmaul Loot Table
Last but not least, you can find a preview of all the items available in Highmaul in the table below, sorted by difficulty.


Level Type Spec Slot Name Model Viewer
640DaggerPhysical DPSOne Hand Dagger of Enfeeblement
Modelviewer
640Fist WeaponPhysical DPSOne Hand Blade Dancer's Claws
Modelviewer
640One-handed AxeMeleeOne Hand Butcher's Cruel Chopper
Modelviewer
640One-handed MaceSpell DPSMain Hand Shard of Crystalline Fury
Modelviewer
640Off HandSpell DPSOff Hand Captured Arcane Fragment
Modelviewer
640ShieldSpell DPSOff Hand Shield of Violent Upheaval
Modelviewer
640ShieldMeleeOff Hand Mirrorshield of Arcane Fortification
Modelviewer
640PolearmPhysical DPSTwo Hand Polearm of Expulsion
Modelviewer
640StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Imperator's Warstaff
Modelviewer
640Two-handed SwordMeleeTwo Hand Magic-Breaker Greatsword
Modelviewer
640BowPhysical DPSRanged Shield-Shatter Longbow
Modelviewer
640PlateHead Crown of the Crags
Modelviewer
640PlateShoulders Iron Bomb Spaulders
Modelviewer
640PlateChest Chestplate of Destructive Resonance
Modelviewer
640PlateWrists Bracers of Cursed Cries
Modelviewer
640PlateHands Grips of Burning Infusion
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640PlateLegs Legplates of Arcanic Absorbtion
Modelviewer
640PlateFeet Ogre-Eater Treads
Modelviewer
640MailHead Gorian Royal Crown
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640MailShoulders Shoulderguards of Perpetually Exploding Fungus
Modelviewer
640MailChest Crackle-Proof Chestguard
Modelviewer
640MailWrists Bracer of Amputation
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640MailHands Pulverizing Grips
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640MailLegs Legguards of Ravenous Assault
Modelviewer
640MailFeet Bonebreaker Boots
Modelviewer
640LeatherHead Alloy-Inlaid Cap
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640LeatherShoulders Shoulderguards of the Shepherd
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640LeatherChest Chestwrap of Violent Upheaval
Modelviewer
640LeatherWrists Spine-Ripper Bracers
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640LeatherHands Carnage Breath Gauntlets
Modelviewer
640LeatherLegs Warmage's Legwraps
Modelviewer
640LeatherFeet Firewalker's Treads
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640ClothSpell DPSHead Fel-Flame Coronet
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640ClothSpell DPSShoulders Twin-Gaze Spaulders
Modelviewer
640ClothSpell DPSChest Mountainslide Robes
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640ClothSpell DPSWrists Rotmonger Bracers
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640ClothSpell DPSHands Sterilized Handwraps
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640ClothSpell DPSLegs High Arcanist Leggings
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640ClothSpell DPSFeet Spectator's Sandals of Carnage
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640BackPhysical DPSBack Rotmelter Mosscloak
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640BackSpell DPSBack Cloak of Overflowing Energies
Modelviewer
640BackSpell SpiritBack Greatcloak of Impactful Pulses
Modelviewer
640BackMeleeBack Fleshhook Cloak
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640BackBack Flamescarred Drape
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640NeckPhysical DPSNeck Necklace of Volatile Anomalies
640NeckSpell DPSNeck Cratermaker Choker
640NeckSpell SpiritNeck Fire-Blind Necklace
640NeckMeleeNeck Chain of the Unbroken Lineage
640NeckNeck Tide-Caller's Gorget
640FingerPhysical DPSFinger Frostcap Band
640FingerSpell DPSFinger Seal of Arcane Wrath
640FingerSpell SpiritFinger Bloodstone Seal
640FingerMeleeFinger Grunt's Rusty Ring
640FingerFinger Ring of Enfeebling Accusations
640TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Bloodmaw's Tooth
640TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Emblem of Gushing Wounds
640TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Immaculate Living Mushroom
640TrinketMeleeTrinket Mote of the Mountain
640TrinketTrinket Idol of Suppression
Level Type Spec Slot Name Model Viewer
655DaggerPhysical DPSOne Hand Ko'ragh's Boot Knife
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655Fist WeaponPhysical DPSOne Hand The Bladefist
Modelviewer
655One-handed AxeMeleeOne Hand Butcher's Bloody Cleaver
Modelviewer
655One-handed AxePhysical DPSOne Hand Phemos' Double Slasher
Modelviewer
655One-handed MaceSpell DPSMain Hand Butcher's Terrible Tenderizer
Modelviewer
655WandSpell DPSRanged Rod of Fel Nullification
Modelviewer
655Off HandSpell DPSOff Hand Bileslinger's Censer
Modelviewer
655ShieldSpell DPSOff Hand Maw of Souls
Modelviewer
655ShieldMeleeOff Hand Absalom's Bloody Bulwark
Modelviewer
655StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Spire of Tectus
Modelviewer
655StaffPhysical DPSTwo Hand Earthwarped Bladestaff
Modelviewer
655StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Staff of the Grand Imperator
Modelviewer
655Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Gar'tash, Hammer of the Breakers
Modelviewer
655Two-handed SwordMeleeTwo Hand Gor'gah, High Blade of the Gorians
Modelviewer
655BowPhysical DPSRanged Crystalline Branch of the Brackenspore
Modelviewer
655PlateHead Casque of the Iron Bomber
Modelviewer
655PlateShoulders Uncrushable Shoulderplates
Modelviewer
655PlateChest Chestplate of Arcane Volatility
Modelviewer
655PlateWrists Bracers of Mirrored Flame
Modelviewer
655PlateHands Gauntlets of the Heavy Hand
Modelviewer
655PlateWaist Fleshchewer Greatbelt
Modelviewer
655PlateLegs Legplates of Fractured Crystal
Modelviewer
655PlateFeet Entrail Squishers
Modelviewer
655PlateFeet Mosscrusher Sabatons
Modelviewer
655MailHead Hood of Dispassionate Execution
Modelviewer
655MailShoulders Living Mountain Shoulderguards
Modelviewer
655MailChest Moss-Woven Mailshirt
Modelviewer
655MailWrists Bracers of the Crying Chorus
Modelviewer
655MailHands Grips of Vicious Mauling
Modelviewer
655MailWaist Belt of Imminent Lies
Modelviewer
655MailLegs Leggings of Broken Magic
Modelviewer
655MailFeet Treads of Sand and Blood
Modelviewer
655MailFeet Face Kickers
Modelviewer
655LeatherHead Rune-Enscribed Hood
Modelviewer
655LeatherShoulders Deep Walker Paulders
Modelviewer
655LeatherChest Chestguard of the Roaring Crowd
Modelviewer
655LeatherWrists Bracers of Spare Skin
Modelviewer
655LeatherHands Throat-Ripper Gauntlets
Modelviewer
655LeatherHands Treacherous Palms
Modelviewer
655LeatherWaist Belt of Bloody Guts
Modelviewer
655LeatherLegs Nether Blast Leggings
Modelviewer
655LeatherFeet Mountainwalker's Boots
Modelviewer
655LeatherFeet Sandals of Mycoid Musing
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSHead Vilebreath Mask
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSShoulders Slaughterhouse Spaulders
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSChest Robes of Necrotic Whispers
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSChest Robes of the Arcane Ultimatum
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSWrists Crystal-Woven Bracers
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSHands Meatmonger's Gory Grips
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSWaist Girdle of the Infected Mind
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSLegs Sea-Cursed Leggings
Modelviewer
655ClothSpell DPSFeet Destablized Sandals
Modelviewer
655BackBack Fireproof Greatcloak
Modelviewer
655BackBack Cloak of Frenzied Rage
Modelviewer
655BackPhysical DPSBack Cloak of Creeping Necrosis
Modelviewer
655BackMeleeBack Cloak of Ruminant Deception
Modelviewer
655BackSpell DPSBack Cloak of Searing Shadows
Modelviewer
655BackSpell SpiritBack Force Nova Cloak
Modelviewer
655NeckSpell SpiritNeck Champion's Medallion
655NeckPhysical DPSNeck Flechette-Riddled Chain
655NeckNeck Collar of Wailing Mouths
655NeckSpell DPSNeck Odyssian Choker
655NeckMeleeNeck Ko'ragh's Family Locket
655NeckPhysical DPSNeck Reaver's Nose Ring
655NeckNeck Choker of Violent Displacement
655FingerMeleeFinger Grunt's Solid Signet
655FingerSpell DPSFinger Kargath's Last Link
655FingerPhysical DPSFinger Flenser's Hookring
655FingerFinger Gutwrench Ring
655FingerFinger Eye of Tectus
655FingerMeleeFinger Earthfury Band
655FingerSpell SpiritFinger Ring of Infinite Accretion
655FingerSpell DPSFinger Signet of Crystalline Barrage
655FingerSpell SpiritFinger Golden-Tongued Seal
655FingerPhysical DPSFinger Spell-Sink Signet
655FingerFinger Seal of Unbound Frost
655FingerFinger Shockwave Signet
655TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Scales of Doom
655TrinketMeleeTrinket Tectus' Beating Heart
655TrinketTrinket Pillar of the Earth
655TrinketMeleeTrinket Bottle of Infesting Spores
655TrinketTrinket Pol's Blinded Eye
655TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Shards of Nothing
655TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Emblem of Caustic Healing
655TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Captive Micro-Aberration
655TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Mark of Rapid Replication
655TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Quiescent Runestone
655TrinketTrinket Evergaze Arcane Eidolon
Level Type Spec Slot Name Model Viewer
670DaggerPhysical DPSOne Hand Ko'ragh's Boot Knife
Modelviewer
670Fist WeaponPhysical DPSOne Hand The Bladefist
Modelviewer
670One-handed AxeMeleeOne Hand Butcher's Bloody Cleaver
Modelviewer
670One-handed AxePhysical DPSOne Hand Phemos' Double Slasher
Modelviewer
670One-handed MaceSpell DPSMain Hand Butcher's Terrible Tenderizer
Modelviewer
670WandSpell DPSRanged Rod of Fel Nullification
Modelviewer
670Off HandSpell DPSOff Hand Bileslinger's Censer
Modelviewer
670ShieldSpell DPSOff Hand Maw of Souls
Modelviewer
670ShieldMeleeOff Hand Absalom's Bloody Bulwark
Modelviewer
670StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Spire of Tectus
Modelviewer
670StaffPhysical DPSTwo Hand Earthwarped Bladestaff
Modelviewer
670StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Staff of the Grand Imperator
Modelviewer
670Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Gar'tash, Hammer of the Breakers
Modelviewer
670Two-handed SwordMeleeTwo Hand Gor'gah, High Blade of the Gorians
Modelviewer
670BowPhysical DPSRanged Crystalline Branch of the Brackenspore
Modelviewer
670PlateHead Casque of the Iron Bomber
Modelviewer
670PlateShoulders Uncrushable Shoulderplates
Modelviewer
670PlateChest Chestplate of Arcane Volatility
Modelviewer
670PlateWrists Bracers of Mirrored Flame
Modelviewer
670PlateHands Gauntlets of the Heavy Hand
Modelviewer
670PlateWaist Fleshchewer Greatbelt
Modelviewer
670PlateLegs Legplates of Fractured Crystal
Modelviewer
670PlateFeet Entrail Squishers
Modelviewer
670PlateFeet Mosscrusher Sabatons
Modelviewer
670MailHead Hood of Dispassionate Execution
Modelviewer
670MailShoulders Living Mountain Shoulderguards
Modelviewer
670MailChest Moss-Woven Mailshirt
Modelviewer
670MailWrists Bracers of the Crying Chorus
Modelviewer
670MailHands Grips of Vicious Mauling
Modelviewer
670MailWaist Belt of Imminent Lies
Modelviewer
670MailLegs Leggings of Broken Magic
Modelviewer
670MailFeet Treads of Sand and Blood
Modelviewer
670MailFeet Face Kickers
Modelviewer
670LeatherHead Rune-Enscribed Hood
Modelviewer
670LeatherShoulders Deep Walker Paulders
Modelviewer
670LeatherChest Chestguard of the Roaring Crowd
Modelviewer
670LeatherWrists Bracers of Spare Skin
Modelviewer
670LeatherHands Throat-Ripper Gauntlets
Modelviewer
670LeatherHands Treacherous Palms
Modelviewer
670LeatherWaist Belt of Bloody Guts
Modelviewer
670LeatherLegs Nether Blast Leggings
Modelviewer
670LeatherFeet Mountainwalker's Boots
Modelviewer
670LeatherFeet Sandals of Mycoid Musing
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSHead Vilebreath Mask
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSShoulders Slaughterhouse Spaulders
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSChest Robes of Necrotic Whispers
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSChest Robes of the Arcane Ultimatum
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSWrists Crystal-Woven Bracers
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSHands Meatmonger's Gory Grips
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSWaist Girdle of the Infected Mind
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSLegs Sea-Cursed Leggings
Modelviewer
670ClothSpell DPSFeet Destablized Sandals
Modelviewer
670BackBack Fireproof Greatcloak
Modelviewer
670BackBack Cloak of Frenzied Rage
Modelviewer
670BackPhysical DPSBack Cloak of Creeping Necrosis
Modelviewer
670BackMeleeBack Cloak of Ruminant Deception
Modelviewer
670BackSpell DPSBack Cloak of Searing Shadows
Modelviewer
670BackSpell SpiritBack Force Nova Cloak
Modelviewer
670NeckSpell SpiritNeck Champion's Medallion
670NeckPhysical DPSNeck Flechette-Riddled Chain
670NeckNeck Collar of Wailing Mouths
670NeckSpell DPSNeck Odyssian Choker
670NeckMeleeNeck Ko'ragh's Family Locket
670NeckPhysical DPSNeck Reaver's Nose Ring
670NeckNeck Choker of Violent Displacement
670FingerMeleeFinger Grunt's Solid Signet
670FingerSpell DPSFinger Kargath's Last Link
670FingerPhysical DPSFinger Flenser's Hookring
670FingerFinger Gutwrench Ring
670FingerFinger Eye of Tectus
670FingerMeleeFinger Earthfury Band
670FingerSpell SpiritFinger Ring of Infinite Accretion
670FingerSpell DPSFinger Signet of Crystalline Barrage
670FingerSpell SpiritFinger Golden-Tongued Seal
670FingerPhysical DPSFinger Spell-Sink Signet
670FingerFinger Seal of Unbound Frost
670FingerFinger Shockwave Signet
670TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Scales of Doom
670TrinketMeleeTrinket Tectus' Beating Heart
670TrinketTrinket Pillar of the Earth
670TrinketMeleeTrinket Bottle of Infesting Spores
670TrinketTrinket Pol's Blinded Eye
670TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Shards of Nothing
670TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Emblem of Caustic Healing
670TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Captive Micro-Aberration
670TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Mark of Rapid Replication
670TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Quiescent Runestone
670TrinketTrinket Evergaze Arcane Eidolon
Level Type Spec Slot Name Model Viewer
685DaggerPhysical DPSOne Hand Ko'ragh's Boot Knife
Modelviewer
685Fist WeaponPhysical DPSOne Hand The Bladefist
Modelviewer
685One-handed AxeMeleeOne Hand Butcher's Bloody Cleaver
Modelviewer
685One-handed AxePhysical DPSOne Hand Phemos' Double Slasher
Modelviewer
685One-handed MaceSpell DPSMain Hand Butcher's Terrible Tenderizer
Modelviewer
685WandSpell DPSRanged Rod of Fel Nullification
Modelviewer
685Off HandSpell DPSOff Hand Bileslinger's Censer
Modelviewer
685ShieldSpell DPSOff Hand Maw of Souls
Modelviewer
685ShieldMeleeOff Hand Absalom's Bloody Bulwark
Modelviewer
685StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Spire of Tectus
Modelviewer
685StaffPhysical DPSTwo Hand Earthwarped Bladestaff
Modelviewer
685StaffSpell DPSTwo Hand Staff of the Grand Imperator
Modelviewer
685Two-handed MaceTwo Hand Gar'tash, Hammer of the Breakers
Modelviewer
685Two-handed SwordMeleeTwo Hand Gor'gah, High Blade of the Gorians
Modelviewer
685BowPhysical DPSRanged Crystalline Branch of the Brackenspore
Modelviewer
685PlateHead Casque of the Iron Bomber
Modelviewer
685PlateShoulders Uncrushable Shoulderplates
Modelviewer
685PlateChest Chestplate of Arcane Volatility
Modelviewer
685PlateWrists Bracers of Mirrored Flame
Modelviewer
685PlateHands Gauntlets of the Heavy Hand
Modelviewer
685PlateWaist Fleshchewer Greatbelt
Modelviewer
685PlateLegs Legplates of Fractured Crystal
Modelviewer
685PlateFeet Entrail Squishers
Modelviewer
685PlateFeet Mosscrusher Sabatons
Modelviewer
685MailHead Hood of Dispassionate Execution
Modelviewer
685MailShoulders Living Mountain Shoulderguards
Modelviewer
685MailChest Moss-Woven Mailshirt
Modelviewer
685MailWrists Bracers of the Crying Chorus
Modelviewer
685MailHands Grips of Vicious Mauling
Modelviewer
685MailWaist Belt of Imminent Lies
Modelviewer
685MailLegs Leggings of Broken Magic
Modelviewer
685MailFeet Treads of Sand and Blood
Modelviewer
685MailFeet Face Kickers
Modelviewer
685LeatherHead Rune-Enscribed Hood
Modelviewer
685LeatherShoulders Deep Walker Paulders
Modelviewer
685LeatherChest Chestguard of the Roaring Crowd
Modelviewer
685LeatherWrists Bracers of Spare Skin
Modelviewer
685LeatherHands Throat-Ripper Gauntlets
Modelviewer
685LeatherHands Treacherous Palms
Modelviewer
685LeatherWaist Belt of Bloody Guts
Modelviewer
685LeatherLegs Nether Blast Leggings
Modelviewer
685LeatherFeet Mountainwalker's Boots
Modelviewer
685LeatherFeet Sandals of Mycoid Musing
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSHead Vilebreath Mask
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSShoulders Slaughterhouse Spaulders
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSChest Robes of Necrotic Whispers
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSChest Robes of the Arcane Ultimatum
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSWrists Crystal-Woven Bracers
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSHands Meatmonger's Gory Grips
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSWaist Girdle of the Infected Mind
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSLegs Sea-Cursed Leggings
Modelviewer
685ClothSpell DPSFeet Destablized Sandals
Modelviewer
685BackBack Fireproof Greatcloak
Modelviewer
685BackBack Cloak of Frenzied Rage
Modelviewer
685BackPhysical DPSBack Cloak of Creeping Necrosis
Modelviewer
685BackMeleeBack Cloak of Ruminant Deception
Modelviewer
685BackSpell DPSBack Cloak of Searing Shadows
Modelviewer
685BackSpell SpiritBack Force Nova Cloak
Modelviewer
685NeckSpell SpiritNeck Champion's Medallion
685NeckPhysical DPSNeck Flechette-Riddled Chain
685NeckNeck Collar of Wailing Mouths
685NeckSpell DPSNeck Odyssian Choker
685NeckMeleeNeck Ko'ragh's Family Locket
685NeckPhysical DPSNeck Reaver's Nose Ring
685NeckNeck Choker of Violent Displacement
685FingerMeleeFinger Grunt's Solid Signet
685FingerSpell DPSFinger Kargath's Last Link
685FingerPhysical DPSFinger Flenser's Hookring
685FingerFinger Gutwrench Ring
685FingerFinger Eye of Tectus
685FingerMeleeFinger Earthfury Band
685FingerSpell SpiritFinger Ring of Infinite Accretion
685FingerSpell DPSFinger Signet of Crystalline Barrage
685FingerSpell SpiritFinger Golden-Tongued Seal
685FingerPhysical DPSFinger Spell-Sink Signet
685FingerFinger Seal of Unbound Frost
685FingerFinger Shockwave Signet
685TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Scales of Doom
685TrinketMeleeTrinket Tectus' Beating Heart
685TrinketTrinket Pillar of the Earth
685TrinketMeleeTrinket Bottle of Infesting Spores
685TrinketTrinket Pol's Blinded Eye
685TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Shards of Nothing
685TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Emblem of Caustic Healing
685TrinketPhysical DPSTrinket Captive Micro-Aberration
685TrinketSpell SpiritTrinket Mark of Rapid Replication
685TrinketSpell DPSTrinket Quiescent Runestone
685TrinketTrinket Evergaze Arcane Eidolon
by Published on 2014-11-29 02:39 PM

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Heroes Developer Reddit AMA on December 4th, Town Hall Heroes #41

Armory Stats - Mists of Pandaria Proving Grounds
Before we get too far into Warlords of Draenor, there are a few outstanding requests for some final armory stats. This sample was updated right up until Patch 6.0.2 went live and looks at accounts active from September 1st onwards, which was 2.3 million accounts and 6.8 million characters. We looked at more detailed stats back in May 2014.

There are a few Hunters and Warlocks that don't show up well on the chart, but they managed to do some Tank Endless waves.

If there are any other final requests that use pre-6.0.2 Mists of Pandaria data please let us know in the comments, as the data will be wiped when new data collection begins in December.

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Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvP
Thanks for screwing us Black Marketers over as well for buying PvP gear for 40k+ before you announce the Epic->Blue change.
Contact @BlizzardCS. We'll sort you out. Sorry for the inconvenience. (holinka)

Friend told me the Engineering Works (Garrison) spell, which does 500k AOE, works in Ashran. Seems silly, b/c it is silly. :O
it has a PvP nerf (holinka)

why is the 620 gear showing as 705 for pvp gear in bgs vs the stated 675? is it just a tooltip bug or what?
.It's a tooltip bug (holinka)

Just wondering if we can get a quick update on Ashran in terms of balancing and bug fixing, because honestly its a massive waste.
we continue to fix bugs and balance it (holinka)

Don't think the general idea of Ashran is just to get gear. It's to enjoy having an epic battle that lasts all day
We may increase the honor once we feel better about faction balance. It was being abused. (holinka)

I'm on Eonar. There are literally 3 other people in Ashran every time I've gone there. Cross server soon please?
We re-paired during restarts last night. Let us know if your experience improves. (holinka)

Lore
... Or if they are simply a convenience thing. Please answer! Us roleplayers would love to know!
In lore those portals probably aren't running 24/7. But a garrison commander could certainly order them opened. (DaveKosak)

Garrisons
Extremely disappointed in lack of information on garrison invasions. Have not had a single one yet.
We hear you, thanks to everyone for all of the info, it's been a big help. (Muffinus)


Blizzard Art Update
Blizzard has added another piece to the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Art gallery.

by Published on 2014-11-28 08:04 AM

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Heroes Developer Reddit AMA on December 4th, Town Hall Heroes #41

Warcraft Movie Trailer Fan Art
The Warcraft movie shown at Blizzcon never made its way to the internet, but Yanmo Zhang watched it multiple times and sketched out the scenes that were shown. You can find Yanmo Zhang's art on his website or DeviantArt.

There is some additional context for each image on the DeviantArt page.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Items
I'm confused by some of the trinkets nerfs and I'm not talking about epic BoE trinkets. Why nerf regular heroic trinkets that hard?
We're planning on making more trinket changes, but I don't have details beyond that yet (CM_Lore)

Garrisons
Is mining ever going to be worth anything this xpac.
The Garrison was giving too much ore. That was hotfixed yesterday. Will take some time to see the effects. (CM_Lore)

PvP
Why did you remove the exp bonus for completing a BG?! I thought you wanted to make leveling through PvP/BGs more rewarding in WoD?
it's a bug on our radar to fix (holinka)

Ashran is really quite a disappointment, everyone on my server says the same. You never fixed faction imbalance at all...
We're still working on it. (holinka)

Gorgrond to Timeless Isle Teleport
Several users have mentioned this now, so we thought we should share it with you! If you ever get the urge to go back to Timeless Isle and visit the frogs, there is a nice teleport back to Draenor in the nearby underwater cave. Sitting in the chair and clicking the fire puts you in a remote spot in Gorgrond. Getting to this location in Gorgrond might require the shredder, as it is fairly high up.

by Published on 2014-11-27 10:29 AM

Retroactive Changes to Sets, Rift Issues and PTR Feedback, Gem of Ease Explained

GvG Card Reveal: Felheart (Unconfirmed)

Heroes Developer Reddit AMA on December 4th, Town Hall Heroes #41

Warlords of Draenor - Rare Spawn Mounts
Today we are taking a look at the mounts dropped by rare spawns in Warlords of Draenor.





Level Type Name Model Viewer
40Mount Bloodhoof Bull
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40Mount Mottled Meadowstomper
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40Mount Great Greytusk
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40Mount Sapphire Riverbeast
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40Mount Swift Breezestrider
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40Mount Sunhide Gronnling
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40Mount Garn Nighthowl
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Glyphs Hotfix
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Due to an error, there were a few glyphs that were unable to be crafted via Inscription, which made them unobtainable. These glyphs are:

To make sure players have access to them, we've added them to the Inscription vendors in Stormshield and Warspear. Alliance players can purchase them from Joao Calhandro, and Horde players can purchase them from Maru'sa.

Update: We're also working on adding Glyph of Cleanse (Paladin) and Glyph of Frostbrand Weapon (Shaman). Glyph of Cleanse will be added to the Inscription vendors like the other glyphs. Glyph of Frostbrand Weapon's item is missing from the game files, so we can't add it to the vendors via hotfix. Instead, it will be automatically taught to all Shaman level 75 or higher.

Except they aren't there? When will this be live?
It's live already. They'll only be visible to the classes that are able to use them.

How will I make a ton of bank off people who haven't seen this then?
I should also probably mention that they're Unique and Bind on Pickup, for exactly that reason

Regarding Glyph of Blackout Kick: It will return, but as the glyph is completely missing from game data, it can't be added via hotfix. It'll have to wait for a content patch. Sorry

Ink traders should be working now!

Enveloping Mist Hotfix
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We've just pushed live a hotfix that increases the healing done by Enveloping Mist by 50%. This most likely won't be added to the hotfix blog until after the weekend, but we wanted to be sure you were aware of it before then, as it's already active.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Items
Trinkets with primary stats in the proc/use part are always better than any other trinket type for DPS.
Theorycraft and supporting evidence would help. A recent hotfix should have solved this. (Celestalon)
Ah I see the change now. 220 -> 147 static stat, no change to the procs? Been afk since that I guess.
Yes, the hotfix fixed the stats (by changing passive amounts) on many Draenor trinkets. (Celestalon)

will the wargames gear ever be made available for transmog? or is the conquest gear (that isn't currently available) the same look?
It will intentionally not be available for transmog. (holinka)

Garrisons
can the retraining certificate cause a follower to LOSE bodyguard? I would love to retrain on of my bodyguards, but I'm afraid to.
Bodyguard trait isn't re-rollable (Muffinus)

PvP
How come you can't join a friends server in Ashran? This would help with the imbalanced servers, if you could just fix it yourself
it could also (and most likely would) make it worse. We might enable it when we're happier with faction balance. (holinka)

Blizzard Game Sales
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Give the Gift of Warcraft - WoW 75% Off on Black Friday!
It’s the perfect time to give the gift of World of Warcraft during our Black Friday sale. Players are now able to purchase the original World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria together for only $4.99 (Reg. $19.99) digitally in the Battle.net Shop.

Don’t let your holiday shopping get the best of you. This sale ends Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PT. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Save up to 65% on Blizzard games in our Winter sale
The epic Blizzard Winter sale is now on! For this week only, you can get big savings on your favorite Blizzard titles including up to 65% off World of Warcraft and 50% off Diablo III, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Venture over to the Battle.net Shop and take a peek at these amazing offers, just in time for the holiday season.

Hurry though—our Winter sale offers end on December 2! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Battle.Net Client Update - Overwatch Support
A new update for the Battle.Net client added Overwatch support!

by Published on 2014-11-25 08:23 PM

Update (4:45 PM EST): Some glyphs were added to vendors and Enveloping Mist was hotfixed to do 50% more healing.
Update: Another round of hotfixes was added.

Artcraft - Blood Elf Update

Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes: November 25
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Update 2, Other Hotfixes: 6:00pm PST
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Item rewards received from a Garrison invasion now have a chance to be Warforged, contain a socket, or tertiary stats.
  • Barn: Iron Trap, Improved Iron Trap, and Deadly Iron Trap now have a 15-second cooldown (down from 30 seconds).
  • Mine Levels 2-3: Mining Carts now contains more Primal Spirits and Archeology fragments. The amount of ore given by each mining node has been adjusted to a more appropriate level.

Classes

Quests
  • Shadowmoon Valley
    • Assault on Socrethar's Rise: Sargerei Binders should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
  • Talador
    • Dreadpiston: Dreadpiston should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
  • Nagrand
    • Assault on the Gorian Proving Grounds: Increased the spawn rate of creatures and NPCs in the quest area.
    • Challenge of the Masters: Warlord Dharl of the Thrice-Bloodied Blade really should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
  • Garrison
    • Items obtained from Garrison Mission above level 615 now have a chance to be Warforged, contain a socket, or tertiary stats.
    • Lumber Mill: Legacy of the Ancients has increased spawn rates of Medium Timber around the Botani Marsh area in Shadowmoon Valley.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Shadowmoon Valley
    • Increased the spawn rate of creatures and NPCs in the Mok'gol Watchpost area.
  • Talador
    • Brutag Grimblade should no longer be getting stuck in evade mode.
  • Nagrand
    • Hallvalor Blademaster should no longer be chasing players for excessively long distances.
    • Katsuo should no longer be incorrectly using Wind Walk to target players that they're not in combat with.
  • Ashran
    • Fangraal and Kronus now have 25% less health.
    • Grand Marshal Tremblade and High Warlord Volrath now scales their health based on the number of players in the zone.
    • Alliance captains should now be retreating in the correct direction.
    • Resolved an issue where multiple captains dying at the same time could cause an incorrect number of captains to respawn.

Dungeons, Raids, and Scenarios
  • Dungeons
    • After a lengthy discussion with the Postmaster regarding their mailing habits, the Postmaster should no longer be mailing back gray quality items and money that haven't been looted by characters.
    • Resolved an issue where completing a Warlords of Draenor Dungeon was incorrectly being crediting progress towards the achievement, Queuing Spree.
    • Grimrail Depot
      • Fire effects for Slag Blast and Slag Tanker should now be visible across all graphics settings.
    • Iron Docks
      • Grimrail Enforcers: Resolved a looting issue that could occur depending on the order that Ahri'ok Dugru, Makogg Emberblade, and Neesa Nox are defeated in.
      • Skulloc: Resolved a looting issue that could occur depending on the order that Skulloc, Koramar, and Zoggosh were defeated in.
    • The Everbloom
      • Mutagen can now stack up to 10 times (down from 20) and have a maximum duration of 1 minute.
      • Ancient Protectors: Shaper's Fortitude has been removed on Heroic difficulty.
    • Upper Blackrock Spire
      • Orebender Gor'ashan's visuals for his Electric Pulse should now correctly reflect the ability's area-of-effect.
  • Challenge Mode
    • Items contained within the Challenger's Strongbox now have a chance to be Warforged, contain a socket, or tertiary stats.

PvP
  • Ashran
    • Class book abilities should now be correctly removed when leaving Ashran.

Professions
  • [Still in testing] Crafted gear and weapons received an item level boost. Tooltips for the items will still display the incorrect (older) item level.
    • Crafted Tier-2 weapons now have an item level of 645 (up from 640).
    • Crafted Tier-3 weapons now have an item level of 660 (up from 655).
    • Crafted Tier-3 gear now have an item level of 670 (up from 665).
  • Enchanting
    • Rare (blue) quality items now have a greatly increased chance to disenchant into Draenic Dust instead of a Small Luminous Shard. Additionally, characters with the Enchanting profession should receive more Draenic Dust while disenchanting an item.
    • [Still in testing] Mark of Blackrock now requires 3 Temporal Crystals (down from 15) and 5 Scorcerous Earth (down from 10).
    • [Still in testing] Mark of Shadowmoon now requires 3 Temporal Crystals (down from 15) and 5 Scorcerous Fire (down from 10).

Items
  • Swapblaster's visual effect should no longer persist indefinitely.

Bug Fix
  • Resolved an issue where buffs received from a Shamanstone was incorrectly causing the character to travel much more slowly while on a flight path.

Update 1, Class Tuning Changes: 12:00pm PST
Please note that some of the class tuning changes listed below are not yet live and are still in the process of being implemented.

Racials
  • Orc
    • Hardiness now reduces stun duration by 15% (up from 10%).
  • Undead

Classes

Upcoming Enchanting Hotfix
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We cannot add in a new recipe without a client-side patch. We can and have made adjustments to the drop rates via a hotfix to greatly increase the chance of obtaining Draenic Dust while disenchanting a rare (blue) item. There's still a chance to obtain a Luminous Shard but the chance is no longer guaranteed.

Additionally, characters with the Enchanting profession should receive more Draenic Dust while disenchanting an item.

We're also making changes to reduce the cost of tanking and healer enchants. These hotfixes are currently undergoing testing and aren't live yet. But, I wanted to give everyone an advanced notice of what's going to happen.

  • [Still in testing] Mark of Blackrock now requires 3 Temporal Crystals (down from 15) and 5 Scorcerous Earth (down from 10).
  • [Still in testing] Mark of Shadowmoon now requires 3 Temporal Crystals (down from 15) and 5 Scorcerous Fire (down from 10).

Couple questions:
1. Are you planning on adding a shard to dust recipe still? Understand from above that it requires a reset.
2. Why lower the cost of just Healer/Tank Enchants? Isn't that just a tad unfair to DPS?

1. No info yet. The hotfix to increase the amount of Draenic Dust just got implemented and we'd like to see how it's working out.
2. DPS has Mark of the Shattered Hand. Healers and tanks currently don't have a low cost version at all.
by Published on 2014-11-25 06:06 PM

Class Hotfixes Live
Class tuning changes went live today! More details are coming later today. More changes in the future are possible.



Artcraft - Blood Elf Update
The Blood Elf preview is finally here!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello and welcome to the Blood Elf edition of Artcraft! We know that many of you have been waiting for this update, so I’ll just provide some quick background and then get straight into the imagery.

We’re aware that it’s not ideal to see a mix of older player character models next to newer player character models, especially when you happen to be a player of the Blood Elf variety—and we’re working as diligently to remedy that situation as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. We don’t have an exact ETA for when you’ll see these in-game, but we’re happy with the direction of this update with regards to the model and textures; we’re now focusing on model and texture variations, as well as rigging and animating. We’ve streamlined the process quite a bit, so hopefully (knock on wood) those things will go smoothly and we’ll be able to roll these out quickly.

Senior Artist Dusty Nolting is focusing on the female model—here are his thoughts:

The Horde has classically been about brutes, blood, and thunder. The Blood Elves bring a bit of subtlety to the Horde, and I think that was one of the most important aspects of the Blood Elves to maintain. For the female specifically, something we did often was move things around in small but deliberate increments, to make sure everything was just right. It’s the delicate details like her nose shape or fingertips that represent the most challenging parts of upgrading the female.

Senior Artist Joe Keller is focusing on the Blood Elf male model. Here’s what he had to say about his approach:

The male Blood Elf already has a lot of character with his easily recognizable pose and stylish hair. Our update just gives us a chance to define and focus on that. His anatomy, facial features, and hair will all get an update while still maintaining his iconic look, bringing him to the level of the other new character models.

Thank you for taking the time to check out where we are with these updates. We’re excited to get these models in the game, and are working hard to make that happen as quickly as possible—though as ever, quality is paramount, and presenting the best, most highly polished work we can will always come first.

Thank you, and Shorel’aran!

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