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by Published on 2014-09-30 04:18 AM

Trials Rifts Hotfix and Future of Crafting Materials, BNet Linking Issues, The Waypoint's Highlights, Firebird Music Parody

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Warlords of Draenor Beta - Build 18950
Build 18950 will be deployed to the Beta realms soon.

Warlords of Draenor Credits - Jay Wilson Working on WoW
The Warlords of Draenor credits are here!

You can see that Jay Wilson is now listed as a Designer now, rather than just being on the strike team like he was for Mists of Pandaria. You may remember that he stepped down as Game Director of Diablo III in January 2013.


New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Game Text
  • Game Text #80533 - Yes, Tuulani. Now you see.
  • Game Text #80534 - Your efforts were valiant. I did not think the anchorites could power the defenses with only one of the crystals.
  • Game Text #80535 - But nothing will stop my plan, nor that of my masters. And the only things in our way...
  • Game Text #80536 - Protector! Destroy these intruders!
  • Game Text #81534 - Nyami! We are here -
  • Game Text #81535 - What is this? Oh, no... no...
  • Game Text #81536 - You have to stop them!
  • Game Text #81537 - ...The protector... still answers her call... you'll have to defeat it!
  • Game Text #81538 - Ahhh!
  • Game Text #81555 - Are YOU, Tuulani, and your outsider friends.
  • Game Text #81556 - Try as you might, this place is doomed. It is only a matter of time...
  • Game Text #81557 - Yes! Yes! The crystal hums... just a bit of focus and...
  • Game Text #88053 - It is done! As for you, I think it is fitting that one of my tools dispatches the others...

GarrAbility
  • GarrAbility #244 - Orcslayer - Increases success chance when fighting orcs.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Legacy
  • Chapter V: Judgment of the Black Prince Work with Wrathion to create your legendary-quality cloak and complete his quest to defeat Garrosh Hellscream. Tiitle Reward: Legend of Pandaria. Title Reward: Legend of Pandaria.

Pet Battles
  • Taming Draenor Defeat all of the Pet Tamers in Draenor listed below. Quest Reward: Draenor Pet Battle Daily Quests. 5 points. Account Wide. 5 points. Account Wide.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companions
  • Argi Name Changed from Karabor Kid to Argi

Item Set Bonuses
  • Item - Death Knight T17 Frost 4P Bonus While Pillar of Frost is active, your special attacks trap a soul in your rune weapon. When Pillar of Frost fades, your rune weapon discharges the souls at your current target, dealing (60% 40% of weapon damage) damage per soul.
  • Item - Hunter T17 Survival 4P Bonus When you hit a target with Explosive Shot, your multistrike damage is increased by 50% for 3 sec. 15% for 3 sec.
  • Item - Mage T17 Fire 4P Bonus When Pyroblast! activates, you have a chance to cause all Pyroblasts to have no cast time and be guaranteed critical strikes for 6 4 sec. (Approximately procrppm procs per minute)
  • Item - Mage T17 Frost 2P Bonus While Frozen Orb is active, you permanently have the Fingers of Frost effect. gain Fingers of Frost every 2.5 sec.
  • Item - Mage T17 Frost 4P Bonus Each Ice Lance cast while Frozen Orb is active reduces the cast time of Frostbolt by 4% 2% and increases the damage of Frostbolt by 4% 2% for 10 sec. Stacks up to 10 times.
  • Item - Monk T17 Windwalker4P Bonus While Tigereye Brew's damage effect is active, your multistrike damage is increased by 1% 3% per stack of Tigereye Brew consumed.

Misc

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Dark Succor (New) When you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor, while in Frost or Unholy Presence, your next Death Strike within 15 sec is free and its healing is increased by 100%.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Nature's Vigil now has spec specific tooltips. Balance, Feral, Guardian now only heal nearby targets with their spells, not damage them. Restoration still damages nearby targets of their healing spells.

Feral
  • Predatory Swiftness proc now increases the healing done by Healing Touch by 20%, down from 50%.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Jab now costs 3.5% of Base Mana, down from 2.6%.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Protection

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Enhancement
  • Maelstrom Weapon proc now increases direct healing done by your next Nature spell by 10%, down from 20%.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Berserker Rush Kargath cuts his way towards you dealing 125% weapon damage to all targets in front of him, as well as increasing his physical damage done by 15% every 2 sec for 20 sec. Kargath's movement speed also increases by 40% 25% every 2 sec for 20 sec. 45 yd range. Instant.
  • Crusader Strike Inflicts 7,500 damage to an enemy and increases damage taken by 10% 1% for 15 sec. This effect stacks. Melee range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Crusader Strike Inflicts 7,500 damage to an enemy and increases damage taken by 10% 1% for 15 sec. This effect stacks. Melee range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Curtain of Flame Azzakel engulfs a player in Fel flame, inflicting 10,000 Fire damage to the affected player every 3 4.5 sec for 9 sec. When Curtain of Flame deals damage, it will also spread to any other players within 5 yards of the affected player. 100 yd range. 1.2 sec cast.
  • Debilitating Fixation Name Changed from Debilitating Ray to Debilitating Fixation
  • Felblast (New) The caster conjures a blast of Fel fire, inflicting 37,500 Fire damage to the target. 60 yd range. 10 sec cast.
  • Fire Bomb The bomb explodes, damaging everyone around it for 100,000 Fire damage. Instant. 3,000 Fire damage. Instant.
  • Grapple Inflicts 20,000 Physical damage to the current target and reduces their movement speed by 25% 33% for 4 sec. Melee range. Instant.
  • Impale Kargath skewers an enemy, inflicting 53,750 Physical damage every 1 sec. for 8 sec. If the target survives, they take increased damage from consecutive Impales. 50 yd range. 8 sec cast (Channeled). 5 sec cooldown. 15 sec cooldown.
  • Iron Will The Iron Maidens are bound together with Iron Will - whenever any of them is critically low on health, they will all rise to 100 Iron Fury. Every 20 seconds thereafter their damage dealt will increase by 10%. Instant. 1%. Instant.
  • Jagged Tear Deals 2,125 Deals 531 damage every 3 sec for 24 sec. Stacks. Instant.
  • Magma Increases damage taken from Magma by 250. Stacks. Instant. 60. Stacks. Instant.
  • Seething Hate Inflicts 44,000 Inflicts 35,000 Fire damage split to allies within 6 every 3 secs. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Solar Detonation The dormant Solar energy bursts outward from the victim, inflicting 25,000 Fire damage to all enemies within 5 2 yards of the victim. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Time to Feed Oshir pins his prey to the ground and rends them furiously, inflicting 15,000 10,000 Physical damage every 1 sec for 20 sec. 100 yd range. 20 sec cast (Channeled).



Warlords of Draenor - Post-Squish Legacy Content
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I should have phrased my initial post(s) better. The intent certainly wasn't a blanket dismissal of concerns about new difficulties with soloing content that you can handle easily in 5.4.

Right now, there is a known bug (for which we should have a fix in an upcoming build) that is causing raid bosses (especially in Cataclysm content) to be more challenging for level 90 players than is the intent. There are also specific issues with encounters that we're still hand-adjusting (Gunship in Icecrown, notably). That will get sorted out. The overwhelming majority of players shouldn't see any negative impact to their legacy content experience when they go from 5.4 to 6.0.

The sole exception here, which is what I was clarifying, is that if there's an encounter that you can just barely solo as a tank spec on live today, it's quite possible that you won't quite be able to do so in 6.0. It's also possible that something you can solo comfortably today might be slightly harder in 6.0, but still doable. But that's because of basic changes to self-healing and the potency of tank cooldowns, and not anything related to our item or stat changes. And in any case, I'm talking about smaller differences here, not something like getting destroyed by Morchok when you can solo him easily on live, which is the result of a bug.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Art
Keep it civil please. Weapon size is a subjective preference. A change would upset some, please others. (holinka)
Either way, I'm not aware of any plans to change them. (holinka)

Garrisons
If I build an enchanting building and a jewelcrafting building is there still a point for me to still have those professions?
Having the profession yourself doubles (I think) the daily cooldown production, and gives access to some extra recipes. (Muffinus)

OpenRaid - Tanking and Melee Changes Overview
Slootbag of Midwinter and Magdalena of #Acherus will be going over some of the tanking and melee changes for Warlords of Draenor this Saturday at 9 AM PDT / Noon EDT. For more information, see the full post on OpenRaid.

by Published on 2014-09-29 05:08 PM

Brawler’s Guild: Season Two
With Patch 6.0.2 only a couple of weeks away, now is the time to finish up the Brawler's Guild! Our friends at Icy Veins have a handy guide to help.

A few changes aren't mentioned in the post, such as the new potions being added or the removal of Brawler's Bladed Claws.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
You’ve been beaten and bloodied, laser beamed and chomped, and you’ve certainly earned the opportunity to take a breather. The current season of Brawler’s Guild is coming to a close once Patch 6.0.2 goes live, but you’ll be back in action before you know it. Here’s what you can look forward to as we get ready to launch Warlords of Draenor.


First, all members of the Brawler’s Guild will keep their membership after the patch goes live, so don’t worry about having to rejoin. For those who still seek to join the Brawler’s Guild, you’ll have some opportunities to find a Blood-Soaked Invitation once you arrive on Draenor.

There are quite a few changes, so let’s break ’em down:

  • All Brawler’s Guild achievements earned prior to Patch 6.0.2—Season One—will become legacy achievements. New achievements for Season Two will take their place.
  • Rewards earned based on progression will remain available for purchase. The ring reward will be updated in Patch 6.0.2 so that it will have valuable stats for all specializations.
  • The next patch will introduce boss encounters that will be adjusted for level 100 members.
  • Progression has been reverted back to 8 tiers.
  • Bosses that are being removed from previous tiers will be added to the challenge card vendor and become available as you progress.
  • All tiers have had their boss line-ups remixed—for example, Bruce is now a rank 5 boss instead of rank 1.


While we won’t be adding new bosses or challenge cards, you will be able to take Meatball back to your Garrison as a new follower—that is, once you’ve defeated him. As for the future, who knows what developments Bizmo and Boss Bazzelflange might have planned? For now, get in there, rough up a few bad guys, and get ready for Brawler’s Guild to come back with a vengeance!
by Published on 2014-09-28 10:46 PM

V3dun's "Void Ray" Wizard, Patch 2.1.1 Blood Shard Prices, "Hey There Kadala" Parody

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Heroes Extended Maintenance, Skin Spotlight: Warmaster Chen, Into the Nexus #22

Warlords of Draenor - Garrisons: Dwarven Bunker / War Mill
Today we are taking a look at the Dwarven Bunker / War Mill garrison building. The third tier of this build is unlocked by having 20 Level 100 followers.

This building takes up a Large plot which can also be used for the Stables, Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Gnomish Gearworks / Goblin Workshop, or Barracks. Once upgraded to Tier 3, your garrison will have two Large plots available.

Abilities
This building is good for getting better quest rewards when leveling, gearing up followers to do raid missions, buying transmog gear, and earning one of your three bonus rolls with no effort every week. For example, this quest reward (Wisdom of Dionar) can randomly be upgraded to (Wisdom of Dionar)

  • Level 1 - Doubles the chance for your quest rewards to get a rare or epic Bonus Upgrade, and increases the potency of the upgrade. Allows the collection of armor scraps from the orc clans of Draenor for armor transmogrification use.
  • Level 2 - Opens up work orders for follower weapons and armor in exchange for garrison resources. Also, new armor transmogrification items unlock.
  • Level 3 - Grants 1 of your 3 seals of tempered fate (raid bonus loot roll) at no cost each week.


Work Orders
The Dwarven Bunker / War Mill allows you to exchange Garrison Resources for follower armor/weapon upgrades and Iron Horde Scraps and Apexis Crystals. Currently 20 Garrison Resources is converted into roughly a few Iron Horde Scraps and a few Apexis Crystals, along with the occasional armor or weapon upgrade for your followers.


Interface Art


Level 1 Alliance Screenshots


Level 2 Alliance Screenshots


Level 2 Horde Screenshots


Stormwind and Orgrimmar Guard Transmog Gear
Each set (Stormwind / Orgrimmar) costs 490 Iron Horde Scraps and the 3 Iron Horde armor items that drop in dungeons. These sets can be used by any armor type player, as they are Cosmetic items. They are pictured here with a tabard that is a reward of a one time quest to collect 5 Iron Horde Scraps.





Orc Clan Transmog Gear
Each set (Blackrock, Shadowmoon, Thunderlord, Warsong) costs 410 Iron Horde Scraps and the 3 Iron Horde armor items that drop in dungeons.







Soloing Old Content
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Old Raid Solo Bugs
Tried again in this new 18927 build, still experiencing same thing. Reduced damage against bosses.
Just to confirm, this is a bug - we're working on a fix. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Post-Squish Legacy Content
We're going through and making adjustments based on this thread, other feedback, and our own internal testing. Some of the issues were pure oversights; others reflect a loophole when it comes to self-inflicted or friendly-fire damage, for which we're working on a comprehensive fix.

I do want to clarify, however, that our changes are only intended to offset the direct effects of the "squish" and our goal has been to make sure that linearizing the item curve between item levels ~60 and 463 doesn't impact the ability to solo legacy content. That is not the same as saying that we guarantee nothing will change, period - we've made a number of adjustments to tank mitigation, healing, defensive cooldowns, and so forth. That's nothing new for an expansion, and in some cases, yes, that will make old content more challenging than it was in 5.4.8, especially for tank specs that could previously use Vengeance to great effect. But that has nothing to do with the item squish.

There is no specific intent or plan for when and whether anything becomes soloable. That's up to you.

We design the content to be appropriately difficult for the original audience at the appropriate level (whether that's a few players in the outdoor world, a dungeon group with a dedicated tank and healer, a full raid group, etc.). Over time, as player power grows through access to higher levels, more powerful gear, new talents, and so forth, content that used to require a group becomes soloable, organically. Some classes (tanks, those with better self-healing, those with pets) will be able to do it sooner than others, but everyone will get there eventually. It might take an extra tier, or even an extra expansion, but that's just the nature of how the power curve works. And if you can't solo something but are interested in a shot at a transmog item, achievement, or rare mount, you can always bring a friend or two.

We don't nerf old content specifically to make it soloable - we occasionally make quality-of-life changes when a mechanic (like Thorim's cleanup that reset the fight if the arena was unoccupied) is artificially preventing players who have the raw power to solo an encounter from doing so. But we don't go back and specifically make old content numerically easier. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Racials
any word on Every Man for Himself changing? We're less than 2 months away from release and no response
I've responded at least twice to this. It isn't changing. (holinka)

Classes
ETA on tuning down hybrid and dps healing? Ret, feral, enhance, ele, boomy etc.. All can spam to 100% in seconds. Hard to test atm.
.It's something we're looking at. Best way to help is to run meters in arenas and highlight specific spells that stand out. (holinka)

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Frost DK 4p bonus - "15% damage per soul" - 15% what damage per soul? Weapon damage?
15% Weapon Damage, yes. (Celestalon)

Character / Items
+1 and u want to be excited every holiday!
These items use new auto-level-update tech, can probably provide more info than I can (Muffinus)
In 6.0 we can balance power items from holidays to be appropriate without a patch. Wish granted! (olandgren)

PvP
Setting up realms that will meet in Ashran. It's like playing the dating game for WoW servers. (holinka)
would love a post on how you pick and decide! Would be very fun to read and learn.
Primary goal is: both sides of Ashran feel equally full. Doesn't mean both servers need same population. (holinka)

There should be rewards before 2000, especially the 2000 mark aswell to increase participation.
We have rewards for participation below 2000. Conquest gear and the Vicious mounts. They've proven very effective (holinka)
Rating inflation works fine, and I'm sure it's not changing, just rewards requirements being raised, right?
Correct (holinka)
Btw, I noticed there were 2 new PvP "illusion" enchants, primal victory + glorius tyranny, whats the difference?
Just typo fixes. Glorious Tyranny is last expac. Primal Victory is this expac. (holinka)

I heard the Tarren Mill vs Southshore match has been reduced to 40 vs 40. Can you pls confirm?
.It's true. Our battlegrounds are not setup to support more than 40 per side. My ambition got the best of me on that 100v100 tweet. (holinka)

Warlords of Draenor Lore
You say Thrall had "too big a presence in Cata" but you don't think that it was orc centric? It was about thrall saving us
It was about all of the mortal races and the dragonflights coming together to stop Deathwing. Thrall was one piece. (_DonAdams)

Except his part in Nagrand. Liked the cutscene, but I can't agree with WHO it was. Thrall is big enough
At this point it's obvious Thrall made a mistake with Garrosh. I think his role in WoD is fair. (_DonAdams)

Everything from the zones, bosses, and even the cinematics is all ORCS. You even had Thrall kill Garrosh. It was awesome cinema
That's like saying MoP was only pandaren. Overall theme? Sure. But actual content is varied: many creatures and monsters. (_DonAdams)
They're a big focus. My point was mostly that previous expacs weren't "orc expansions." Even still, WoD is not only orcs. (_DonAdams)

That's just a pretty simple rule. If we're the heroes, we should get the glory.
You're constantly referred to as heroes, saviors of Azeroth. Big NPCs don't diminish that - they enforce it (_DonAdams)
Granted, I think we hold back the killing blow too often. We should let players kill the bosses more. (_DonAdams)
Tirion is mostly in the background, so his interference is fine. Thrall is always the center of the story.
In Cata he was probably too involved. We acknowledge that. In WoD it's a special case: poetic justice. (_DonAdams)
Not to mention his obvious connection with the Frostwolf clan. (_DonAdams)
Sure, it'd be weird if Thrall was uninvolved. But you can see why him saving us from Garrosh would be taken ill.
Yeah, I definitely understand the concern. (_DonAdams)
Thrall really feels he came full circle with the (spoiler cinematic)After WoD it could be a good send off for him
I think it was necessary for his arc to be satisfying. Who knows what he'll do next. He does have a family. (_DonAdams)
if you want people to like him again, he needs to lose badly. Superman is only interesting when vulnerable.
I don't know that Alliance players will ever really like him. As a War3 and Horde player, I always have. (_DonAdams)
Thing I like about Thrall is that he's the soul of the horde. On the outside, they look like monsters. (_DonAdams)
But Thrall's horde was about honor and family. They are noble ideals. Thrall + Cairne are the best. (_DonAdams)
It makes him more human (alltho he's an orc) We shall see through the patches;D
He's sort of a bridge between humanity and orc(manity?) due to his upbringing. I liked him as that role. (_DonAdams)

Yeah. Thrall's a visionary. He wants to change things, not insist he's always right. Should've owned up.
Thing is, we tried to go more neutral with him as the World Shaman in Cata, and people hated him. (_DonAdams)

Part of it; also that humans/orcs always pushed. See: Ashran capitols, garrisons.
In a way, Thrall's place in the current environment is as difficult for us as it is for him. (_DonAdams)
This could put him in a more passive advisory role that wouldn't threaten player spotlight and it'd let him evolve as a character
I'd like to see him focus on his family and advising Vol'jin in rebuilding the Horde. But it's not my call! (_DonAdams)

You can't claim someone as being central antagonist when they appear for a second. Thrall was everywhere in Cata, Garrosh in MoP.
Antagonist is the one who creates the conflict, i.e. Deathwing and the Twilight's Hammer trying to blow up the world. (_DonAdams)

I mean, please explain why in Cata Thrall took central focus when it should have been Malfurion? You know, nature guy?
While heroes of the mortal races (the players) defeat most of the enemies. Everyone plays a part. (_DonAdams)
The elements are a shaman's domain. Thrall becomes the most powerful shaman on Azeroth in order to hold it together. (_DonAdams)
It just seems like a bad decision to not work in the Malfurion/Emerald Dream storyline when players have wanted it for so long.
He was in Hyjal and Molten Front, but I'd like to see him (and the other night elves) more often considering their power. (_DonAdams)
That's mine and some others concern. We fear good heroes (Malfurion, Tyrande, Genn) are being forgotten while Thrall takes stage.
I think in WoD we kept it light on big names because we want the player character as the main hero, (_DonAdams)
Khadgar is there (Tirion-esque) and Thrall is there to learn about his heritage. Primarily, the players are the big guns here. (_DonAdams)

when they know he's alive. I hope we see his shadowhunters more and Rokhan
Rokhan and the shadow hunters are in the Horde garrison and serve as scouts all over Draenor. (_DonAdams)

Yrel is looking very promising, indeed. Y'all should feel proud about her.
A lot of people worked very hard on Yrel. It's tough to build a brand new character in 1 expac of leveling. (_DonAdams)

Uhm.. The Garrosh intro: He was building up to be a big baddy, not 'Rushing to explore'.
Can't it be both? Ally find island, both factions send expeditions (find Anduin, explore, gain land). It escalates in 5.1. (_DonAdams)
It can't really, when Garrosh made his intentions fairly clear from the start. He was looking for conquests, not adventures.
Sort of careening wildly off point here, which is that both factions drove the story to Pandaria. (_DonAdams)
They didn't though.. Anduin just *happened* to end up there.
He shipwrecked there, which is how anyone found the island, and is why Varian sent troops. (_DonAdams)

World
That reminds me--Brewfest is tomorrow. Too bad some of the cool holiday updates are just on the PTR/beta.
Things to look forward to during the entire life of the expac is what world events should be all about (Muffinus)
I think it's just that we had a relative drought of updates in MoP and all the datamined things are so cool!
Yea, I would love to see the world events get new toys or pets or at least something new every year if possible! #WoW
We would very much like this as well. (Muffinus)

Will there be achievements for the rares in Pandaria similar to "A Worthy Opponent" & its meta "Glorious"? None in beta so far..
Not this round, rares serving a bit of a diff. purpose, felt like there was plenty of long-term cheevos in WoD (Muffinus)
I wondered since they are "leveling rares" this time out. So all rewards, etc pertinent to current rares finished in beta?
Should be, let us know if you find anything amiss! (Muffinus)

Garrisons
Why is Gamon in the Alliance Garrison & a Dwarf in the Horde Garrison. This doesn't make sense !!. @Muffinus
The inn is a place for all weary travellers to spend the night, so long as they're nice about it. (Muffinus)

Can followers have their rarity upgraded? I know I'd rather use Admiral Taylor rather than some schlub who is rare instead
Yes! Once they hit level 100, their XP goes towards increasing their rarity. (Muffinus)

ESL America Finals
The top eight arena teams from the US will be competing at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on October 5th. The top three teams from this event will advance to the Blizzcon finals. A Hearthstone tournament is also taking place on the 5th and 6th in the same location.

The event is free for those who can attend in person, with tickets on Eventbrite. The first 1,500 people there get three free Hearthstone card packs and the first 500 people will get a Warlords of Draenor beta key.



Dark Legacy Comics #458
DLC #458 looks at some technology that should never be created.

by Published on 2014-09-27 12:03 AM

Warlords of Draenor Beta - Build 18935
Another beta build is headed our way!

  • The Cindermane Charger model appears below and was flagged as a Recruit-a-Friend mount in a previous build.

New Icons


New Models




Garrison Building Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Mage Tower - Also occasionaly triggers Runes of Power during combat
  • Stables - You will no longer get dazed by enemies while riding mounts in outdoor Draenor zones.
  • Dwarven Bunker / War Mill - Doubles the chance for your quest rewards to get a rare or epic Bonus Upgrade and now also increases the potency of the upgrade.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle
Pet Battles



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
Flying
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade Summons and dismisses your Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.

Ground
  • Acherus Deathcharger Summons and dismisses your rideable Acherus Deathcharger. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. Summon. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Argent Charger Summons an Argent Charger, which serves as a mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. Summon. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Argent Warhorse Summons an Argent Warhorse, which serves as a mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. Summon. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Dreadsteed Summons a Dreadsteed, which serves as a mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. Summon. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Felsteed Summons a Felsteed, which serves as a mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. Summon. 1.5 sec cast.

Item Set Bonuses

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Talents
  • Prismatic Crystal now has spec specific tooltips. Frost mages only do 10% additional damage, down from 30%.

Arcane
  • Arcane Barrage now scales with 57.5% of Spell Power, down from 75%.
  • Arcane Blast now scales with 85% of Spell Power, down from 86.52%. Now costs 2% of base mana, up from 1.67%. Mana cost now increased by 100% per Arcane Charge, down from 150%.
  • Arcane Missiles now scales with 20% of Spell Power, down from 26.5%

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Healing Surge no longer has an additional bonus for Elemental Shamans.

Professions
Blacksmithing
  • Truesteel Reshaper Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot (100). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer. 10), True Iron Ore (10). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.

Engineering
  • Blackrock Rifling Engineering. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts (200), Sorcerous Earth Air (40), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.
  • Didi's Delicate Assembly Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts (10). Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor. True Iron Ore (5), Blackrock Ore (5). Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor.
  • Linkgrease Locksprocket Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts (150), Sorcerous Air Fire (30), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor.
  • Morden's Magnificent Contraption Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts (200), Sorcerous Water Air (40), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor.

Inscription
  • Glorious Crystal Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints (200), Sorcerous Fire (40). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. Earth (40), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Glyph of the Shapemender Name Changed from Shapemender to Glyph of the Shapemender
  • Inferno Tarot Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Light Parchment, War Paints (150), Sorcerous Fire (30). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. War Paints (150), Sorcerous Water (30), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Molten Tarot Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Light Parchment, War Paints (200), Sorcerous Fire (20), Sorcerous Earth (20). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. War Paints (200), Sorcerous Earth (40), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Mystical Crystal Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: Light Parchment, War Paints (150), Sorcerous Water (40). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. War Paints (150), Sorcerous Water (30), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Volatile Crystal Inscription. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints (10). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. Cerulean Pigment (5). Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.

Jewelcrafting
  • Greater Taladite Amplifier Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal (200), Sorcerous Earth (40). Tools: Jeweler's Kit. Air (40), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Taladite Amplifier Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal (150), Sorcerous Earth (30). Tools: Jeweler's Kit. Savage Blood (15). Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Taladite Recrystalizer Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal (3 10), True Iron Ore (10). Tools: Jeweler's Kit.

Leatherworking
  • Burnished Essence Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Burnished Leather (150), Sorcerous Water (30), Savage Blood (15). Earth (30), Savage Blood (15).
  • Leather Refurbishing Kit Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Burnished Leather (5), Raw Beast Hide (10). 10), Raw Beast Hide (10).

Tailoring
  • Greater Hexweave Essence Tailoring. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Hexweave Cloth (200), Sorcerous Water (40), Savage Blood (15). Air (40), Savage Blood (15).
  • Hexweave Embroidery Tailoring. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Hexweave Cloth (5), Sumptuous Fur (10). 10), Sumptuous Fur (10).

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Arcane Blast Blasts the target with energy, dealing 6,500 Arcane damage. Each time you cast Arcane Blast, the damage of all Arcane spells is increased by 50% and mana cost of Arcane Blast is increased by 150% 100%. Effect stacks up to 4 times and lasts 15 sec or until any Arcane damage spell except Arcane Blast is cast. 8% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Conflagration Blazing Tricksters are wreathed in intense flames, burning any targets who come too close to them. Burned targets are disoriented and suffer 6,000 Fire damage every sec. for 5 sec. Instant. 2.5 sec. Instant.
  • Fel Lash Azzakel lashes out with a blow backed by Fel energy, inflicting Physical damage, knocking the targeted player back, and increasing the player's Physical damage taken by 40% for 7.5 20% for 6 sec. 15 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Rising Hate Name Changed from Z to Rising Hate



Epic WoW Battles of History - Round #2
FinalBoss and OpenRaid have another Epic WoW Battle of History on Saturday, starting at 2pm EST.

by Published on 2014-09-26 05:11 PM

Upcoming Beta Build
Yet another beta build is on the way.
Originally Posted by Zorbrix (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Beta realms will be shutting down for maintenance in a few minutes in order to deploy a new build. I'll be updating this thread with information and time estimates as I receive them. I don't have an ETA yet, but these pushes usually take at least 8 hours, if not more.

Lords of War Part Five - Maraad
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We proudly present the epic conclusion to Blizzard Entertainment’s animated lore miniseries Lords of War! Watch the tale of draenei champion Vindicator Maraad, and then catch the entire series to learn about some of the other major players in the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor.

Vindicator Maraad battled the demonic orcs of the first Horde. He witnessed the slaughter of his people in Shattrath. It was the draenei’s darkest day, and Maraad’s greatest test . . . and the memory of his actions have haunted him ever since.


Once you’re caught up on Maraad’s tale, visit his character page to read more about this draenei warrior of the Light and his role in the events to come.

Before you can harbor any hope of defeating the Iron Horde, you must first understand what—and whom—you’re up against. Visit our Lords of War page to watch all five episodes and witness the stories of Draenor’s mightiest leaders.
by Published on 2014-09-25 05:05 PM

Garrison Preview Part 2—All Buildings Great and Small

New Feature Incoming - Undelete Character
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In the upcoming pre-Warlords of Draenor content patch, we’re adding a new feature that allows players to undelete characters. But before you delete that character, there are a few limitations we want you to let you to know about first.

  • Characters under level 10 and Death Knights at level 55 are not eligible to be undeleted.
  • Characters between level 10 and level 29 will no longer recoverable after 90 days.
  • Characters between level 30 and 49 will no longer recoverable after 120 days.
  • All other characters level 50 and above are eligible to be undeleted at any time.
  • Please keep in mind you will only be able to use the undelete option once every 30 days.

Undeleting a character restores all of its enchantments, gems, and items fully intact. You’ll be able to get back into action right away, and your character won’t remember being deleted—we won’t tell, either.

Shhhh. . . .


Reclaiming Your Name: What About Flugur?
We’ll be holding deleted character names for a limited time, and the original creator can reclaim it for use on a new character during that time. If you create a new character with the same name as one of your deleted characters (let’s say Flugur), the new character must be renamed, transferred, or deleted to complete the restoration of the original Flugur.

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