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by Published on 2015-11-25 12:11 PM

New HotA and Seismic Slam Affixes, PTR Patch 2.4 Hotfix List, PTR 2.4 Builds

Iksar on the Inspire Mechanic "There's a Long Future Ahead", Noxious' Fun Tech Bombs & Spells Mage

Towers of Doom Now Available, Watch Dreamhack and Unlock Cho'Gall, PTR Offline

Overwatch Beta Returns!, Jeff Kaplan Responds to Feedback, How Overwatch Balances Heroes

Legion - Druid Artifact Forms
Feral and Guardian Druids get customized forms with their Artifacts in Legion.










Legion - Legendary World Drops
The Legion alpha added the legendary world drops that were mentioned at Blizzcon. So far, all we know:

  • Rare world drops, but not fully random. There will be ways to target specific items.
  • Powerful throughout the expansion. When you get one, you will want to keep it for the entire expansion.
  • Role, class, and spec based effects on the items.

Level Type Slot Name
940OtherHead Collar of the Lifebinder
940OtherFeet Nochtadh, Footpads of the Deft Assasin
940OtherFeet Aman'Thul's Stride
940OtherWrists Thornbraces
940OtherWrists Nightmare Strands
940OtherNeck Star of Norgannon
940OtherNeck Earth-Warder's Scale
940OtherShoulders Tidecaller
940OtherShoulders Stormwing
940OtherShoulders Gilded Wings
940OtherShoulders Amice of the Dreamweaver
940OtherShoulders Dreamboughs
940OtherChest Smolderweave
940OtherWaist Cord of the Nightborne
940OtherWrists Storm Tempests
940OtherWrists Timeshifters
940OtherBack Shroud of Ysera
940OtherBack Not Used - Stormtide Drape
940OtherBack Soulweave
940OtherBack Cursed Burden
940OtherBack Platinum Repose
900NeckNeck Vermuund's Beads of Great Convergence
940FingerFinger Helztstone
940BackBack Mantle of Ashildir
900BackBack Mantle of Flames
940NeckNeck Eyir's Tear
940NeckNeck Martyr Chain
940NeckNeck Soulcaster
940NeckNeck The Arcen Star
940NeckNeck Nether Prism
940NeckNeck Star of Norgannon
900ClothHead Wilfred's Hood of Superior Summoning
900ClothHead Halo of the Ebon Martyr
940ClothChest Vestments of the Wo-Chi
940ClothChest Fatebender
940ClothWrists Coiled Ley Lines
940LeatherHead Bramble Helm of Shala'drassil
940LeatherHead Draugr, Helm of the Everlasting King
940LeatherWaist Essence Accelerant
940LeatherWaist Cinidaria
940LeatherWaist Cannibal's Fervor
940LeatherFeet The Haugbuir
940LeatherFeet Grovewalkers
940LeatherFeet Destiny Drivers
940LeatherWrists Verjas, Protectors of the Berserker Kings
940LeatherWrists Shackles of Bryndaor
940LeatherHands Guillotine Grips
940LeatherHands Ceann-Ar Gauntlets
900LeatherFeet Boots of Wondrous Rapidity
900LeatherFeet Hidden Master's Forbidden Handwraps
940MailFeet Sparklight Stompers
940PlateHead Crown of Helheim
940PlateHands The King's Hands
940PlateHands Maelstrom Gauntlets
900PlateFeet Pauldrons of the Golden Val'kyr


Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes: November 20 - 23
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World Events
Pilgrim's Bounty
  • Players should now be able to correctly obtain credit for the Undercity portion of the achievement, Pilgrim's Peril or Pilgrim's Bounty.

Raids and Dungeons
Hellfire Citadel
  • Gorefiend
    • Gorebound Spirit will no longer immediately use Raging Charge when emerging from Gorefiend’s stomach. Raging Charge’s damage is now properly reduced on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.

Dungeons
  • Grim Batol
    • Valiona's Devouring Flames should no longer be dealing significantly more damage than intended.

Class Balance Tuning Changes
Hunter
  • Marksmanship
    • Chimaera Shot now deals 10% less damage while in PvP combat (down from dealing 20% less damage in PvP combat).

Monk
  • Windwalker
    • Rising Sun Kick now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.

Priest
  • General
    • Weakened Soul effect from Power Word: Shield now has an 11-second duration while in PvP combat (down from 15 seconds). The perk, Enhanced Power Word: Shield (Discipline, Shadow) will continue to reduce the duration of Weakened Soul by an additional 3 seconds.
  • Talents
    • Saving Grace (Discipline, Holy) is now 25% less effective while in PvP combat (down from being 33% less effective).

Shaman
  • Elemental
    • Lava Burst now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
  • Enhancement
    • Maelstrom Weapon now increases direct healing done by 5% while in PvP combat (down from a 10% increase to direct healing).

Warlock
  • Destruction
    • Shadowburn now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
    • 4-piece PvP set bonus for Destruction Warlocksnow increases damage dealt by Incinerate on targets afflicted by the casting Warlock's Immolate by 100% (up from 50%).

World
Ashran
  • Players entering Ashran on a flying mount should no longer cause a Fel Reaver sound to play.

Quests
Hellfire Citadel
  • Dark Waters: Players that abandon the quest should now have an easier time acquiring it again.

Raids and Dungeons
Timewalking
  • Players are now scaled to item level 350 (up from 300) while Timewalking in End Time.

Items
  • Fangs of the Father's 2-piece set bonus should now correctly grant the 5 combo point bonus.
  • Warmongering Gladiator's Runeaxe should now be correctly labeled as a Warlords Season 3 item.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Is Light of the Martyr based on SP or HP, is it a one-to-one transfer of health, is only the heal modified by crit/mast/ver?
It's based on SP. Currently one-to-one, but that may change in tuning. Only the heal is modified by crit/mastery. (WarcraftDevs)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Will Outlaw Rogues still use Stealth?
Outlaws do have Stealth, but it's less of a focus for them. (WarcraftDevs)

PvE
New BOA Mythic 5 man trinket drops attached to Loot eligibility? Is it obtainable with subsequent kills in the same week?
You need to be eligible for loot in order to win the trinkets. (WarcraftDevs)

PvP
Hi Holunki, will there be any sort of PvP Class Talent Previews coming, or just wait until Beta?
I don't think we'll do a PvP talent preview. We are hoping to have a broader PvP systems blog though. (holinka)

If I turn off XP, can I still gain PvP lvl? Will I have access to same PvP spell & prestige reward as a lvl 10 like a lvl 110?
The PvP Honor system is only available at level 110. (WarcraftDevs)

Transmogrification
New tmog system: Will gear tooltips reflect if we have the item's appearance saved to the system? Would help TONS collecting.
We'll make the info available through some means, but haven't decided exactly how yet. (WarcraftDevs)

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Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
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Don’t delay—Azeroth is waiting!
by Published on 2015-11-23 09:09 PM

Update (1:50 PM EST): HotS and WoL are now also on sale
Update (12:15 PM EST): WoW and Warlords are on sale on the Battle.Net store
Update (6:30 PM EST): Added Demon Hunter customizations

Legion Quests and NPCs
Quests and NPCs are live on the WoWDB Beta site! Some interesting spoilers below:

Spoiler: 
  • King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind is dead.
  • Anduin is now King.
  • Warchief Vol'Jin of Orgrimmar is missing in action.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner is acting as Warchief.

Level Name Objective
100The Council of SixAttend the meeting of the Council of Six in Dalaran.
Fate of the Queen's ReprisalTake the Captain's Log of the Queen's Reprisal to Archmage Khadgar on Dalaran.
The Warchief BeckonsRead the Royal Summons and follow Nathanos Blightcaller through the portal to Durotar.
Combustible ContagionBurn the Forsaken Plague Caches near Greywatch.
100DalaranSpeak with Archmage Khadgar in the Violet Citadel in Dalaran.
100The Call of WarSpeak to Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner.
DEPRECATED


Name Name Zone Level React Type
Aegwynn's Construct
Aegwynn's Construct
??
Mechanical
Image of Aegwynn
Image of Aegwynn
??
Humanoid
Bolvar Fordragon
<The Lich King>
Bolvar Fordragon
<The Lich King>
??
Elite
Broxigar
Broxigar
??
Humanoid
General Turalyon
General Turalyon
??
Elite
Humanoid
Vision of Medivh
Vision of Medivh
??
Elite
Humanoid
Echo of Medivh
Echo of Medivh
??
Elite
Humanoid
King Magni Bronzebeard
<Lord of Ironforge>
King Magni Bronzebeard
<Lord of Ironforge>
??
Elite
Humanoid
Anduin Wrynn
<King of Stormwind>
Anduin Wrynn
<King of Stormwind>
??
Elite
Humanoid
Anduin Lothar
Anduin Lothar
??
Humanoid
Calia Menethil
Calia Menethil
??
Humanoid
Grom Hellscream
Grom Hellscream
??
Boss
Undead
Llane Wrynn
Llane Wrynn
??
Boss
Humanoid


Legion Alpha is now Live!
Alpha is now live! Only the Demon Hunter starting experience is available. You can see all of that gameplay from the Blizzcon streamers.



Legion - Demon Hunter Customizations
inico was nice enough to share the different Demon Hunter customizations with us!







Legion - Wardrobe UI
The new Wardrobe tab in Legion will help with your transmog sets!

  • Select an item slot from the top menu, including enchants.
  • Then scroll through all of the available appearances for that slot.
  • Hovering over an appearance tells you the item name, source, and other items that use the same appearance.
  • The top bar tells you how many of the available appearances you have unlocked.
  • You can search by name and use various filters.
  • You can save each set and link them to other players.



Artifact Weapon Videos
We started with some of the weapons with more animated effects, the rest are coming soon!

by Published on 2015-11-22 07:49 AM

Update (3:00 AM EST): Added PvP Talent Calculator.

Legion Beta - Build 20740
A big thanks to our entire team and the community members that have helped out so far! Be sure to check out the original post.

























Blizzard Gear Store Addition - Cute But Deadly Vinyls
Blizzard added some new Vinyls to the Blizzard Gear store recently and we have a full set to look at!

by Published on 2015-11-20 02:46 AM

Update (5:30 AM EST): Starting to add Artifact weapon models.
Update (7:20 AM EST): Added a few new druid models.
Update (6:45 AM EST): Creatures and sets are mostly done now!
Update (1:30 AM EST): Sets are mostly done, going back to do some more creatures.
Update (8:30 PM EST): Mail is mostly done now, moving on to Plate!
Update (2:30 PM EST): Cloth and Leather sets are mostly done now, moving on to Mail!

Legion Beta - Build 20740
Obviously with any expansion comes lots of changes, so keep checking back as we update this post.


Demon Hunter Skins
This is a rough preview of the skins you can use as a Demon Hunter. Tattoos are missing and there may be other bugs. Not at all a final and polished preview!



Artifact Weapons
A few colors were skipped when they needed some extra work to fix the preview. Almost every Artifact has 4 colors for each model.






























































New Areas
Obviously any area previews are likely to have errors, including lighting being incorrect and other bugs.









New Armor Sets
Keep in mind these previews may be missing parts, not correctly named, or have other bugs. Nothing close to final!

















































New Models








































New Data










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