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by Published on 2017-02-22 07:59 PM

Patch 7.2 PTR - Build 23623
A new build is on the way to the PTR!

  • The Plate crafted legendary item got a proc.
  • The Order Hall armor set upgrade item now upgrades a slot to item level 870, up from 860.
  • A few legendary items had changes to their procs, see the Item Effect Changes section below.
  • The new Artifact Knowledge levels had their multipliers adjusted.


Artifact Trait Changes
New ranks and new Artifact Traits were added.



New Loading Screens



Item Effect Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Cord of Infinity After dropping below 40% mana, your mana regeneration is increased by 10% for 15 sec. Each time Arcane Missiles hits an enemy, the damage of your next Mark of Aluneth is increased by 1.0%. This effect stacks.
  • Insignia of Ravenholdt Your attacks that generate combo points Your single-target combo-point generating attacks deal 15% additional damage as Shadow to all targets within 0 yards in front of you.
  • Rethu's Incessant Courage Name changed from "PH Plate Crafted Legendary" to "Rethu's Incessant Courage". PH Plate Crafted Legendary When an enemy is within 8 yards of you, you heal for 2% of your maximum health every 3 sec. When no enemies are within 8 yards of you, your movement speed is increased by 15%.
  • Shard of the Exodar Your Time Warp does not cause Temporal Displacement on yourself and is not will be applied to yourself at 25 sec duration when you are affected by Temporal Displacement or similar effects on yourself.
  • The Night's Dichotomy You are able to see invisible and stealthed enemies during the day and and reduces the distance at which enemies will attack you by 15 yards during the night. When an enemy is within 12 yards of you, you conceal yourself in the shadows, reducing damage taken by 5% and increasing movement speed by 10%. When no enemies are within 12 yards of you, Celumbra's starlight heals you for 1% of your maximum health every 1 sec.



Artifact Knowledge Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 26 - 50000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 27 - 62500%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 28 - 80000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 29 - 100000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 30 - 125000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 31 - 155000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 32 - 195000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 33 - 245000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 34 - 305000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 35 - 380000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 36 - 475000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 37 - 595000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 38 - 745000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 39 - 930000%
  • Artifact Knowledge Level 40 - 1165000%



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Appearances
Collections
  • (Ruth)less is More Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 10. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Cataclysmic Catwalk Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 11. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Cruel Intentions Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 21 or 22. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Dressed to Oppress Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 13. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • It's Not Fashion Unless It Hurts Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 14. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Lethal Looks Name changed from "If Looks Could Kill" to "Lethal Looks". Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 5. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Merely a Set Collect any class armor set from Serpentshrine Caverns Cavern and The Eye. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • More Like Win-dictive Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 19 or 20. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • No Mercy Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 2. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Outlandish Style Collect any class armor set from Gruul's Lair, Karazahn Karazhan, and Magtheridon's Lair. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Relentlessly Good Looking Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 7. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Sha of Fabulous Collect any class armor set from the Heart of Fear and Terrace of the Endless Spring. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Suns Out, Thori'dals Out Collect any class armor set from the Sunwell. 10 points. Account Wide. Sunwell Plateau. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • The Fierce and the Furious Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 6. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • The Original Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 1. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Tough Threads Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 4. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Untamed Beauty Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 16. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Viciously Vintage Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 9. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • War-Mog-ering Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 18. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Wear It With Pride Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 15. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Why Male(volent) Models? Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 12. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Wild Style Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 17. Account Wide. 17. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • With a Vengeance Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 3. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Wrath of the Stitch King Collect any class armor set from PvP season Season 8. 10 points. Account Wide.

Class Hall
  • Legendary Research Research all your Class Hall Upgrades. 5 points. Complete the 6th Tier of your Class Hall Research. 5 points.

Dungeons & Raids
  • Glory of the Tomb Raider Complete the Tomb of Sargeras raid achievements listed below. 25 points. Account Wide. Reward: Armaments of the Legion. 25 points. Account Wide.

Guild Feats of Strength
Guild

Legion
Quests
  • Defender of the Broken Isles Repel Legion assaults upon each of the Broken Isles zones. 10 points. Azsuna, Highmountain, Stormheim, and Val'sharah. 10 points.

Legion Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids
  • Master of Shadows Defeat Mephistroth within the Cathedral of Eternal Night with no Fel Spikes active after blocking 20 Shadow Blasts with the Aegis of Aggramar on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.

Legion Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Bingo! Defeat the Fallen Avatar in Tomb of Sargeras without breaking any floor segments in the following patterns in Tomb of Sargeras on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Breaching the Tomb (New) Defeat the following bosses near the entrance to the Tomb of Sargeras. 10 points.
  • Chamber of the Avatar (New) Defeat the following bosses in the ancient vault beneath the Tomb of Sargeras. 10 points.
  • Dark Souls Defeat Kil'Jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras without any Shadowsouls finishing a cast of Destabilized Shadowsoul on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Deceiver's Fall (New) Defeat Kil'jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras. 10 points.
  • Grand Fin-ale Summon Elder Murk-Eye using a Mrgrglhjorn, then defeat him and Harjatan in Tomb of Sargeras on Normal difficulty or higher.
  • Grin and Bear It Defeat the Demonic Inquisition in Tomb of Sargeras while every party member is at maximum Torment in Tomb of Sargeras on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Demonic Inquisition (New) Defeat Demonic Inquisition in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Fallen Avatar (New) Defeat the Fallen Avatar in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Harjatan (New) Defeat Harjatan in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Helya Guild Run Defeat the bosses of the Trial of Valor on Normal difficulty or higher Defeat Helya in Trial of Valor on Mythic difficulty, while in a guild group. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Kil'jaeden (New) Defeat Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Kil'jaeden Guild Run (New) Defeat Kil'jaeden in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty, while in a guild group. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Maiden of Vigilance (New) Defeat the Maiden of Vigilance in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Mistress Sassz'ine (New) Defeat Mistress Sassz'ine in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: Sisters of the Moon (New) Defeat Sisters of the Moon in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Mythic: The Desolate Host (New) Defeat the Desolate Host in Tomb of Sargeras on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Terrors of the Shore (New) Defeat all 4 of the following monstrous creatures in Broken Shore. 10 points.
  • Tomb of Sargeras Guild Run (New) Defeat the bosses of Tomb of Sargeras on Normal difficulty or higher, while in a guild group. 10 points.
  • Trial of Valor Guild Run Defeat the bosses of the Trial of Valor on Normal difficulty or higher, while in a guild group. 10 points.
  • Wailing Halls (New) Defeat the following bosses in the lower levels of the Tomb of Sargeras. 10 points.
  • Wax On, Wax Off (New) Defeat a Waxing Twilight Soul and then defeat the Sisters of the Moon in Tomb of Sargeras on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.

Player vs. Player
  • Cruel Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 3. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Cruel Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 3. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Ferocious Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 4. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Ferocious Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 4. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.

Feats of Strength
  • Challenger: Legion Season 1 End Legion PvP season 1 in the top 35% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won in Legion Season 1). Title Reward: Challenger. 15 points.
  • Challenger: Legion Season 2 End Legion PvP season 2 in the top 35% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won in Legion Season 2). Title Reward: Challenger. 15 points.
  • Challenger: Legion Season 3 End Legion PvP season 3 in the top 35% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won in Legion Season 3). Title Reward: Challenger. 15 points.
  • Challenger: Legion Season 4 End Legion PvP season 4 in the top 35% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won in Legion Season 4). Title Reward: Challenger. 15 points.
  • Challenger: Warlords Season 3 End Warlords PvP season 3 in the top 35% of the arena ladder (requires 50 games won in Warlords Season 3). Title Reward: Challenger. 15 points.
  • Cruel Gladiator: Legion Season 3 End Legion PvP season 3 in the top 0.1% of the arena ladder (requires 50 150 games won in Legion Season 3). Title Reward: Cruel Gladiator.
  • Fearless Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 2. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Fearless Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 2. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Ferocious Gladiator: Legion Season 4 End Legion PvP season 4 in the top 0.1% of the arena ladder (requires 50 150 games won in Legion Season 4). Title Reward: Ferocious Gladiator.
  • Gladiator: Legion Season 3 End Legion PvP season 3 in the top 0.5% of the arena ladder (requires 50 150 games won in Legion Season 3). Title Reward: Gladiator.
  • Gladiator: Legion Season 4 End Legion PvP season 4 in the top 0.5% of the arena ladder (requires 50 150 games won in Legion Season 4). Title Reward: Gladiator.
  • Vindictive Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 1. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Vindictive Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 1. Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Vindictive Elite Reach 2000 in any Rated PvP Bracket during Legion Season 1 10 points.
  • Warmongering Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Warlords Season 3 Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.
  • Warmongering Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Warlords Season 3 Reward: Vicious Saddle. 15 points.

Promotions
Feats of Strength
  • Herald of Flames (New) Owner of the Primal Flamesaber mount from the Heroes of the Storm promotion. Account Wide.



Tier 20 Set Bonus Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)

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

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

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Mage T20 Arcane 2P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Mage T20 Arcane 4P Bonus" to "Item - Mage T20 Arcane 2P Bonus". Casting Arcane Missiles reduces the remaining cooldown on Greater Invisibility by 5.0 sec. Presence of Mind by 4.0 sec.
  • Item - Mage T20 Arcane 4P Bonus Name changed from "Item - Mage T20 Arcane 2P Bonus" to "Item - Mage T20 Arcane 4P Bonus". Greater Invisibility Presence of Mind instantly grants you 4 Arcane Charges. When you leave Greater Invisibility, your damage is increased by 20% for 12 sec. and increases your damage done by 10% for 15 sec.
  • Item - Mage T20 Fire 2P Bonus Fireball has a 15% chance to make cause your next Pyroblast or Flamestrike a guaranteed Critical Strike. to be a guaranteed critical strike.
  • Item - Mage T20 Frost 4P Bonus The cooldown of Frozen Orb is reduced by 5 5.0 sec whenever you gain Brain Freeze.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Item - Paladin T20 Holy 2P Bonus Light of Dawn has up to 40% reduced cooldown based on the current health of your targets. More reduced cooldown when it heals lower health targets. triggers Dawn's Light, instantly healing your current friendly target within 0 to 40 yds for [ 1 + 300% of Spell Power ].
  • Item - Paladin T20 Holy 4P Bonus Light of Dawn grants you Dawn's Light, increasing the healing of your next spell by 25%. triggers up to 40% reduced cooldown based on the current health of the target of your Dawn's Light. More reduced cooldown when used on a lower health target.

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

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

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

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

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



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Cloudwing Hippogryph (New) Summons and dismisses a rideable Cloudwing Hippogryph. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Highmountain Elderhorn (New) Summons and dismisses your Highmountain Elderhorn. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Netherlord's Accursed Wrathsteed Name changed from "Netherlord's Accursed Dreadsteed" to "Netherlord's Accursed Wrathsteed". Summons and dismisses your Netherlord's Accursed Dreadsteed Wrathsteed. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Netherlord's Brimstone Wrathsteed Name changed from "Netherlord's Brimstone Dreadsteed" to "Netherlord's Brimstone Wrathsteed". Summons and dismisses your Netherlord's Brimstone Dreadsteed Wrathsteed. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Netherlord's Chaotic Wrathsteed Name changed from "Netherlord's Chaotic Dreadsteed" to "Netherlord's Chaotic Wrathsteed". Summons and dismisses your Netherlord's Chaotic Dreadsteed Wrathsteed. This is a flying mount. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Primal Flamesaber (New) Summons and dismisses your Primal Flamesaber. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Valarjar Stormwing (New) Summons and dismisses your Valarjar Stormwing. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Wild Dreamrunner (New) Summons and dismisses your Wild Dreamrunner. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Chill Streak Deals 5% Deals 8% of the target's total health in Frost damage and reduces their movement speed by 70% for 4 sec. Chill Streak bounces up to 5 9 times between closest targets. Frost DeathKnight - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Crypt Fever Whenever enemies are healed while afflicited by your Festering Wound, they take [ AP [ 85% of AP ;] Shadow damage. Unholy DeathKnight - Tier 4 PvP Talent.
  • Dark Simulacrum Places a dark ward on an enemy that persists for 12 sec, triggering when the enemy next spends mana on a spell, and allowing the Death Knight to unleash an exact duplicate of that spell. Against nonplayers, only absorbs some harmful spells. DeathKnight Any2 Role - Tier 2 PvP Talent. 200 Runic Power. 40 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. 25 sec cooldown.

Blood, Frost, Unholy
  • Wraith Walk Sidestep into the Shadowlands, breaking removing all Root effects and increasing your movement speed by 70% for 3 sec. During this time all movement-impairing effects are suppressed but While active, your movement speed cannot be reduced below 170%. Lasts 3 sec any action will cancel the effect. Death Knight - Blood, Frost, Unholy Spec. 3 sec cast (Channeled). 45 sec cooldown.

Unholy
  • Outbreak Deals [ 38% of AP ] Shadow damage and surrounds the target in a miasma lasting for 6 sec that causes the target and all nearby enemies to be infected with Virulent Plague. Virulent Plague A disease that deals [ 294% [ 490% of AP ] Shadow damage over 21 sec. It erupts when the infected target dies, dealing [ AP ] Shadow damage divided among nearby enemies, and has a 30% chance to erupt each time it deals damage. Death Knight - Unholy Spec. 1 Runes. 30 yd range. Instant.

Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Rain from Above You fly into the air out of harms harm's way. While floating, you gain access to Fel Lance allowing you to deal damage to enemies below. Havoc DemonHunter - Tier 5 PvP Talent. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Enraged Maul Maul the target for (500% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Requires Bear Form. Honor Talent. 200 Rage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Thrash Strikes all nearby enemies, dealing [ 1 + 48.1% 55.3% of AP ] Bleed damage and an additional [ 5 + 12.1% of AP ] Bleed damage over 15 sec. When applied from Bear Form, this effect can stack up to 3 times. Generates 4 Rage. Requires Bear Form. Feral, Guardian. 8 yd range. Instant. 6 sec cooldown.
  • Treant Form Shapeshift into Treant Form. Shapeshift. 5.6% of Base Mana. Instant. Instant.

PvP Talents
  • Nourish Reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 0.5 0.2 sec and your Healing Touch automatically applies one of your missing healing over time spells to the target. If all of them are present, Healing Touch critically heals. Restoration Druid - Tier 4 PvP Talent.
  • Overrun Charge to an enemy, stunning them for 3 sec and knocking back their allies within 15 yards. Requires Bear Form. Guardian Druid - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 8-25 yd Unlimited range. Instant. 25 sec cooldown.
  • Protector of the Grove Using Regrowth on an ally always critically heals and reduces the cast time of your Regrowth When using Regrowth on an ally the initial heal will always have a critical effect and the cast time of Regrowth will be reduced by 50% for 6 sec. Druid Any2 Role - Tier 2 PvP Talent.

Guardian

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Hybrid Kinship Name changed from "Ancient Hybrid Knowledge" to "Hybrid Kinship".

Talents
  • Binding Shot Fires a magical projectile, tethering the enemy and any other enemies within 5 yards for 10 sec, stunning them for 5 sec if they move more than 5 yards from the arrow. Player targets are stunned for a shorter duration. Hunter - Level 75 Talent. 30 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Stomp When your Dire Beasts charge in, they will stomp the ground, dealing [ 2 + 477.9% 495.6% of AP ] Physical damage to all nearby enemies. Beast Mastery Hunter - Level 30 Talent.

PvP Talents
  • Catlike Reflexes Critical melee strikes grant you against you grant 30% dodge for 4 sec. Hunter Any2 Role - Tier 2 PvP Talent.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Mark of Aluneth Creates a rune around the target, inflicting [ 720% [ 960% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage over 6 sec, to all enemies within 6 yds, and then detonating for Arcane damage equal to 15% 20% of your maximum mana. Artifact. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Mark of Aluneth Deals 0 Deals 1 Arcane damage to all targets within 6 yards. 100 yd range. Instant. yds. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Mark of Aluneth Creates a runic prison at the target's location, slowing enemy movement speed by 70%, inflicting [ 720% [ 960% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage over 6 sec, and then detonating for Arcane damage equal to 15% of your maximum mana. Artifact. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Mark of Aluneth Deals [ 120% Deals [ 160% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage. 100 yd range. Instant. to enemies within 6 yds. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Phoenix's Flames Hurls a Phoenix that causes [ 1 + 389.4% [ 389.4% of Spell Power ] Fire damage to the target and splashes [ 129.8% of Spell Power ] Fire damage to other nearby enemies. This damage is always a critical strike. Artifact. 40 yd range. Instant.

Talents
  • Shimmer Teleports you 20 yards forward, unless something is in the way. Unaffected by the global cooldown and castable while casting. Max 2 charges. Mage - Level 30 Talent. 2% of Base Mana. Instant. 0.5 sec cooldown.

PvP Talents
  • World in Flames Reduces the cast time of Flamestrike by 1 1.25 sec, and increases its damage by 20%. Fire Mage - Tier 4 PvP Talent.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Chi Wave Brewmaster, Mistweaver: A wave of Chi energy flows through friends and foes, dealing [ 86.7% [ 1 + 86.7% of AP ] Nature damage or [ 86.7% of AP ] healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards. Windwalker: A wave of Chi energy flows through friends and foes, dealing [ 91% of AP ] Nature damage or [ 86.7% of AP 0;] healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Chi Wave Brewmaster, Mistweaver: A wave of Chi energy flows through friends and foes, dealing [ 86.7% [ 1 + 86.7% of AP ] Nature damage or [ 86.7% of AP ] healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards. Windwalker: A wave of Chi energy flows through friends and foes, dealing [ 91% of AP ] Nature damage or [ 86.7% of AP 0;] healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards. Unlimited range. Instant.

Talents
  • Chi Wave Brewmaster, Mistweaver: A wave of Chi energy flows through friends and foes, dealing [ 86.7% [ 1 + 86.7% of AP ] Nature damage or [ 86.7% of AP ] healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards. Windwalker: A wave of Chi energy flows through friends and foes, dealing [ 91% of AP ] Nature damage or [ 86.7% of AP 0;] healing. Bounces up to 7 times to targets within 25 yards. Monk - Level 15 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 15 sec cooldown.

PvP Talents
  • Healing Sphere Coalesces a Healing Sphere out of the mists at the target location after 1.5 sec. If allies walk through it, they consume the sphere, healing themselves for [ 1 + 400% of Spell Power ] and dispelled of all harmful periodic magic effects. Maximum of 3 Healing Spheres can be active by the Monk at any given time. Healing Sphere has a 15 sec cooldown. Mistweaver Monk - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 1.9% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

Windwalker
  • Storm, Earth, and Fire Split into 3 elemental spirits for 15 sec, each spirit dealing 45% of normal damage and healing. You directly control the Storm spirit, while Earth and Fire spirits mimic your attacks on nearby enemies. While active, casting Storm, Earth, and Fire again will cause the spirits to fixate on your target. Monk - Windwalker Spec. Instant. 1 sec cooldown. 16 sec cooldown.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Plunder Armor Steals and equips the target's armor. Reduces their damage dealt by 20%, and maximum health by 10% 10%, and maximum health by 20%, and increases yours by the same amount. Lasts 10 sec. Outlaw Rogue - Tier 5 PvP Talent. Melee range. Instant. 2 min cooldown.

Outlaw
  • Outlaw Rogue Increases damage/healing of Ambush, Between the Eyes, Blunderbuss, Cannonball Barrage, Death from Above, Ghostly Strike, Killing Spree, Killing Spree Off-Hand, Pistol Shot, Run Through, Saber Slash by 16%. Rogue - Outlaw Spec. 20%. Rogue - Outlaw Spec.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Shamanism Your Bloodlust spell now has a 45 60 sec. cooldown, but only affects you and your friendly target when cast for 10 sec. In addition, Bloodlust is no longer affected by Sated. Enhancement Shaman - Tier 5 PvP Talent.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Protection
  • Shield Slam (Protection) Devastate, Thunder Clap, and Revenge have a $231,834% 30% chance to reset the cooldown of Shield Slam.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ARTIFACT_HIDDEN_ACHIEVEMENT_PROGRESS_FORMAT (New) - %s (%d / %d)
  • ARTIFACT_POWER_BAR - Artifact Power %d / %d %s / %s
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_NEXT_ENTRIES (New) - Next...
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_PREVIOUS_ENTRIES (New) - Previous...
  • BRAWL_BUTTON_NAME (New) - Brawl: %s
  • BRAWL_TOOLTIP_MAP - Map: %s
  • CONTRIBUTION_REWARD_TOOLTIP_TEXT - Contributing to this building will reward you with:\n with:
  • CONTRIBUTION_TOOLTIP_PLAYER_CURRENCY_AMOUNT (New) - You have %1$s / %2$s %3$s.
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_DEMONHUNTERORDERHALLTERRAIN0 (New) - Mardum, the Shattered Abyss
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_SURAMAR41 (New) - Falanaar Tunnels
  • DUNGEON_FLOOR_SURAMAR42 (New) - Falanaar Tunnels
  • ERR_COMPLETED_TRANSMOG_SET_S - [PH] You've completed the set %s You've completed the set %s.
  • ITEM_RELIC_VIEWABLE -
  • ITEM_REQ_ARENA_RATING_3V3 - Requires personal arena rating of %d|nin 3v3 or 5v5 brackets the 3v3 bracket.
  • ITEM_REQ_ARENA_RATING_3V3_BG - Requires battleground rating of %d or|npersonal arena rating of %d|nin 3v3 or 5v5 brackets the 3v3 bracket.
  • ITEM_SET_BONUS_NO_VALID_SPEC - Bonus effects vary based on player's specialization. the player's specialization.
  • NATURAL_ABBREVIATION_FORMAT (New) - %d %s
  • NATURAL_ABBREVIATION_FORMAT_SEPARATOR (New) - %lld.%lld %s
  • NO_TRADE_FROM_BONUS_ROLL (New) - Items won from bonus roll may not be traded.
  • PRIEST_SHADOW_CORE_ABILITY_6 - Tranformation Transformation that enables Void Bolt and increases your damage by more the longer it is active
  • SPELL_FAILED_ARTIFACT_AT_FULL_POWER (New) - Your Artifact is at full power.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_336 (New) - You do not know how to tame Feathermanes.
  • TOKEN_TRIAL_RESTRICTIONS (New) - To redeem this WoW Token, log out to the character select screen.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Adventure Journal
Instances
  • Cathedral of Eternal Night (New) - Description: "Gather a group to enter Mythic Cathedral of Eternal Night for impressive rewards."
  • Tomb of Sargeras (New) - Description: "Descend into the Tomb of Sargeras to do battle with the dark force who leads the very Burning Legion."
  • Tomb of Sargeras (New) - Description: "Descend into the Tomb of Sargeras to do battle with the dark force who leads the very Burning Legion."
  • Tomb of Sargeras (New) - Description: "Descend into the Tomb of Sargeras to do battle with the dark force who leads the very Burning Legion."

Animations
  • FlyFuturePatch97 (New)
  • FlyFuturePatch98 (New)
  • FlyFuturePatch99 (New)
  • FlyHoldWeapon (New)
  • HoldWeapon (New)

Battle Masters
  • Brawl ? - Name changed from "Battle for Blackrock Mountain" to "Brawl ?".
  • Brawl ? - Name changed from "The Battle for Gilneas City" to "Brawl ?".
  • Brawl 10 - Name changed from "Small Battleground C" to "Brawl 10".
  • Brawl 3 - Name changed from "Temple of Hotmogu" to "Brawl 3".
  • Brawl 4 - Name changed from "Gravity Lapse" to "Brawl 4".
  • Brawl 5 - Name changed from "Arathi Blizzard" to "Brawl 5".
  • Brawl 6 - Name changed from "Deepwind Dunk" to "Brawl 6".
  • Brawl 6 - Name changed from "Deepwind Gorge" to "Brawl 6".
  • Brawl 7 - Name changed from "Eye of the Horn" to "Brawl 7".
  • Brawl 9 - Name changed from "Warsong Scramble" to "Brawl 9".

Character Titles
  • The Prestigious %s - Name changed from "%s the Prestigious" to "The Prestigious %s".
  • The Unrelenting %s - Name changed from "%s the Unrelenting" to "The Unrelenting %s".

Creature Families
  • Feathermane (New)

Flight Masters
Broken Isles
  • Vengeance Point, Broken Shore - Name changed from "Dreadstalker Point, Broken Shore" to "Vengeance Point, Broken Shore".

Group Finder Activities
Dungeons
  • Cathedral of Eternal Night (Heroic) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Cathedral of Eternal Night. Difficulty: Heroic.
  • Cathedral of Eternal Night (Mythic) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Cathedral of Eternal Night. Difficulty: Mythic.
  • Cathedral of Eternal Night (Mythic+) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Cathedral of Eternal Night. Difficulty: Mythic Keystone.
  • Lower Karazhan (Heroic) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Return to Karazhan. Difficulty: Heroic.
  • Lower Karazhan (Mythic+) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Return to Karazhan. Difficulty: Mythic Keystone.
  • Upper Karazhan (Heroic) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Return to Karazhan. Difficulty: Heroic.
  • Upper Karazhan (Mythic+) (New) - 5 players. Level 110. Map: Return to Karazhan. Difficulty: Mythic Keystone.

Questing
  • Broken Isles > Broken Shore (New) - Level 110. Area: Broken Shore.
  • Dreadscar Rift (New) - Level 100-110. Area: Dreadscar Rift.

Item Name Descriptions
  • Crafted Item (New) - Crafted Item

Keystone Affixes
  • Explosive - While in combat, enemies periodically summon an Explosive Orb that will explode if not destroyed. Explosive Orbs that will detonate if not destroyed.
  • Grievous - While below 90% health players are afflicted with Grievous Wound. When injured below 90% health, players will suffer increasing damage over time until healed above 90% health.
  • Quaking - Periodically players will Quake Periodically, all players emit a shockwave, inflicting damage and interrupting nearby allies.

LFG Dungeons
Unknown
  • Breaching the Tomb - Name changed from "The Tidestone's Rest" to "Breaching the Tomb". At last we breach the Tomb of Sargeras, but the Legion will not be caught off guard After weeks of hard-fought battle, Azeroth's heroes at last enter the dark Tomb, but the Legion has been preparing as well. Map: Tomb of Sargeras. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Chamber of the Avatar - Deep within the the Tomb of Sargeras the Fallen Avatar has awoken Aegwynn sealed away the defeated Avatar of Sargeras deep beneath the Tomb, but that fearsome husk now begins to stir. Map: Tomb of Sargeras. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Deceiver's Fall - The Deceiver awaits In the depths of the Tomb of Sargeras, Kil'jaeden appears cornered at last. Or are we just playing into the Deceiver's hands... Map: Tomb of Sargeras. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Wailing Halls - A sealed portion Temple of Elune has been breached by the Legion and has created The lower reaches of the one-time Temple of Elune have been sealed away for generations, spawning unthinkable horrors. Map: Tomb of Sargeras. Level 110. Suggested level: 110. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.

Map Areas
Broken Isles
  • Azsuna > Tomb of Sargeras (New)

Mounts
Flying Mounts

Scenarios
Feltotem's Fall
  • Step 02: Dangerous Chase - Tugar has withdrawn deeper into the cavern. Find a way through his traps. Follow Tugar Bloodtotem.

Gathering of the Storms
  • Step 01: The Lords of Wind - Name changed from "Step 02: The Lords of Wind" to "Step 01: The Lords of Wind".
  • Step 02: The Skylord Returns - Name changed from "Step 03: The Skylord Returns" to "Step 02: The Skylord Returns".

The Assault on Broken Shore
  • Step 06: Gateway to Ruin - Take the Demonic Gateway to the base of Mephistroth's command ship. the command ship.
  • Step 07: Pillar of Fire - Name changed from "Step 08: Pillar of Fire" to "Step 07: Pillar of Fire". Destroy Mephistroth's command ship. Place Arcane Bombs and Defeat Mephistroth.

Skills
0
  • Pet - Feathermane (New) - Pet - Feathermane

World Safe Locations
Return to Karazhan
  • 7.2 Karazhan - Challenge Mode Start (Lower Karazhan) (New)
  • 7.2 Karazhan - Challenge Mode Start (Upper Karazhan) (New)



Garrison Follower Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
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Garrison Ability Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Trait
  • Blood Trait A dark guardian who manipulates and corrupts life energy to sustain himself themselves in the face of an enemy onslaught, countering some |C00b3ffffBosses|R..
  • Burp! Trait Chance to return from a mission with a Ball of Strange Strange Ball of Energy, usable to increase a Champions Champion's success chance for 1 mission..
  • Combustion Trait Increases success chance of missions by ${$a985}%, however any accompanying troops have a chance to lose an extra vitality.. extra vitality..
  • Demonology Trait A master of demons who compels demonic powers to aid him in countering some |C00b3ffffBosses|R.. them in countering some |C00b3ffffBosses|R..
  • Flame Strike Trait Increases success chance of missions by ${$a985}%, however accompanying troops have a chance to lose an extra vitality.. with |C00b3ffffMinions|R by ${$a987}%..
  • Icebound Fortitude Trait The Death Knight freezes his their blood to counter a |C00b3ffffHazard|R..
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot Name changed from "Lucky Rabbits Foot" to "Lucky Rabbit's Foot".
  • Protection Trait Uses Holy magic to shield himself themselves and defend allies to counter some |C00b3ffffBosses|R..



Raid Testing Schedule - February 23-24
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday and Friday, February 23-24, we will be conducting a raid test of four more Tomb of Sargeras Heroic bosses.

Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range.

Thursday, February 23

Sisters of the Moon - Heroic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)

The Desolate Host - Heroic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)

Friday, February 24

Maiden of Vengeance - Heroic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)

The Fallen Avatar - Heroic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)

After testing concludes on Friday, we plan to open Normal Tomb of Sargeras over the weekend, with these same four bosses available on Normal difficulty.

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.

Weapon Size Scaling Adjustments
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This came up while we were addressing clipping issues with some of the Artifact weapons and we noticed a few race’s weapon scales felt off.

The blood elf female's weapons felt so small that the impact of the weapon was lost, meanwhile the human female’s weapon felt comically large. We adjusted the scaling as little as possible in order to maintain the weapon fantasy the scaling provides (i.e. The human female still has large weapons, but now that those weapons are slightly scaled down her hand can ‘properly’ hold it better, the blood elf female's weapons should feel a bit more impactful now).

Taurens (of both genders) have also had their weapon sizes slightly decreased as well, for similar reasons.

All that being said, I will bump up some of the examples raised in this thread.
by Published on 2017-02-22 06:24 AM

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Patch 7.2 - Rogue Class Mount
Today we are taking a look at the Rogue class mount!



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Patch 7.1.5 Hotfixes - February 21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

Items
  • (Hotfix in testing) Skardyn's Grace: The duration of the on-use effect of item has been increased from 20 seconds to 35 seconds, and the amount of Mastery it rewards has been reduced proportionately.

Player versus Player
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Dark Simulacrum's cooldown has been reduced to 25 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Blood
      • Blood Death Knights no longer deal reduced damage in PvP situations (was a reduction of 10%).
    • Unholy
      • Crypt Fever's damage has been reduced by 15%.
      • Damage of Virulent Plague, Summon Gargoyle, and Dark Arbiter has been reduced to offset the baseline increases above, leaving these abilities unchanged in PvP.

  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Restoration
      • Nourish now reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 0.2 seconds (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Nourish will now only apply Regrowth's heal over time effect (was both the initial heal and the heal over time effect).
      • Abundance now reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 5% per Rejuvenation active in PvP situations (was 10%).
      • Fixed a bug that caused Nature's Essence to fail to heal on Wild Growths cast in PvP if the Druid had the Nourish or Overgrowth Honor Talents.

  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Survival
      • Caltrops now deals 20% less damage in PvP, and reduces movement speed by 50% (was 70% speed).
      • Survival Hunter's PvP Template Agility has been reduced by 2.5%.
    • Marksmanship
      • Healing Shell now heals for its full value in PvP.
      • Aimed Shot now deals an additional 5% damage in PvP situations.
      • Marksmanship Hunter's PvP Template Agility has been increased by 5%.
      • Marksmanship Hunter's PvP Template now has 150% Haste (was 175%), 100% Mastery (was 75%), and 120% Armor (was 100%).
    • Beast Mastery
      • Beast Mastery Hunter's PvP Template Agility has been increased by 5%.
      • Beast Mastery Hunter's PvP Template now has 130% Haste (was 100%).
      • Beast Mastery Hunter's PvP Template now has 125% Versatility (was 100%).
      • Beast Mastery Hunter's PvP Template now has 75% Mastery (was 100%).
      • Beast Mastery Hunter's PvP Template now has 70% Critical Strike (was 100%).
      • Beast Mastery Hunter's PvP Template now has 120% Armor (was 100%).

  • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Fire
      • Cauterizing Blink's heal has been reduced by 33% in PvP situations.
      • Fire Mage's PvP Template Stamina and Intellect have been reduced by 5%.

  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Holy
      • Avenging Crusader once again ignores line of sight when healing.
      • Avenging Crusader will now cause Judgment and Crusader Strike to heal even if their damage is absorbed.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Spreading the Word to make Blessing of Freedom trigger Cleanse's cooldown.
    • Retribution
      • Retribution Paladin PvP template now has an additional 3% Strength.

  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Discipline
      • Inner Renewal now causes Power Word: Radiance to refund 25% of its mana cost when self-cast (was 50%).

  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Assassination
      • Fixed a bug that caused Deadly Brew's additional free Wound Poison effect to increase to Kingsbane's damage.
      • Poison Bomb's damage has been reduced by 30% in PvP.
      • Wound Poison's healing reduction effect has been reduced to 20% in PvP (24% with Master Poisoner).
      • Assassination Rogue's PvP Template Agility has been reduced by 5%.

  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Elemental
      • Elemental Shaman's PvP Template Intellect and Stamina have been increased by 5%.
    • Enhancement
      • Enhancement Shaman's PvP Template Agility has been increased by 10%, and Stamina has been increased by 5%.
      • Stormstrike deals 20% less damage in PvP (was 15% less damage).
    • Restoration
      • Restoration Shaman's PvP Template now has 130% Versatility (was 100%).

  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Arms
      • Arms Warrior PvP template now has an additional 5% Strength, 5% Stamina, and 10% Armor.
      • Arms Warrior PvP template now has 150% Versatility (was 125%).
    • Fury
      • Endless Rage now increases the duration of Enrage by 1 second (was 2 seconds).

  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Destruction
      • Chaos Bolt's damage has been increased by 25% in PvP situations.
      • Reverse Entropy reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt by 0.25 seconds in PvP situations (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Backdraft reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt and Rain of Fire by 15% in PvP situations (was 30%).
    • Demonology
      • Demonology Warlock's PvP Template Intellect has been increased by 5%.
      • Demonology Warlock's PvP Template now has 150% Haste (was 100%), 75% Versatility (was 100%), and 75% Mastery (was 100%).

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvE
have there been any ideas to make galakras in SoO skippable so we can actually solo it. Much like the valithria encounter in icc
Have you tried it recently? Patch 7.1 should have let you bring the drake down with a single cannon. (WatcherDev)

Reputation / Questing
No highmountain tribes in over a week yet we've had the dreamweavers twice, why is this system so screwed up?
In a system with 7 entries, some fortnights you can have the cycle be ABCDEFG|EDFCGBA, A being Highmountain. Because math. (Muffinus)
It would be better to have emissaries set as days to ensure rep dispersion across the factions than having no emissary for a week+
This system already ensures even distribution of all emissaries over time. (Muffinus)

Misc
We have riding mounts, flying mounts and swimming ones. Have you guys ever thought about a new type? Climbing? Leaping?
mounts should be able to roll affixes like items, so you can get a leaping white stallion or a vicious frolicking war turtle (Muffinus)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
What makes wow the best? What is it about wow that no other MMORPG got right?
The biggest challenge in my mind for MMO design is being able to create stuff for players to do faster than they can consume it.

Even WoW can’t solve that problem completely, but it was the closest I have ever seen. WoW always gave players a ton of things to do. Not only were there dozens of quest zones, but you could actually go do them all without having to find a group first. In previous MMOs, you’d hit the point where you’re intended to just go slaughter frogs or whatever to gain the next level. WoW never hit those dry points.

On the other hand, if you did find a group, there were dungeons to run or BGs to jump into. At launch, just looking behind waterfalls or trying to get up cliffs where we weren’t supposed to go was fairly entertaining.

A lot of people, including me, like to point out the ridiculous level of polish that Blizzard puts into games, and I definitely think that is part of WoW’s secret sauce. But for me, the reason I kept playing, is that after Redridge, there was Stranglethorn to explore, and after I got tired of my hunter, there as a priest to try, and after I was sick of UBRS, I could try my hand at LBRS. And then I discovered raiding, and whole new ways to play were on the table. And when I wasn’t raiding, I needed to farm flasks and Whipper Root Tubers or see if I could get the shield to drop in UBRS. Or I could work on my engineering or I could consider grinding factions. Or I could see if there was any PvP happening around Tyr’s Hand. Or try Dire Maul. And just when I was sick of wiping to Naxxramas, an expansion was announced.

Like a lot of players, my WoW-playing started to shift from just logging on to see what was happening to logging on only for raid nights or the like. But I don’t think I would have developed those friendships if I hadn’t already been spending so much time in the game before that point.

I played a lot of games like Civilization, XCOM and Diablo before I discovered WoW, but I felt like I had seen everything there was to see in those games pretty quickly, even though I stuck with them. With WoW, there was always the sense that I was going to discover a new troll ruin or a new rare drop or see some rare spawn for the first time. I also didn’t want to miss out if I heard about my friends seeing all of that stuff the one night I chose not to log in. (Source)



Gwent Beta Keys Giveaway
GwentDB has more beta keys to give away!



Dark Legacy Comics #572
DLC #572 has been released!

by Published on 2017-02-21 06:15 PM

The Trinity Series - A Hearthstone Team League - Week 6

Raid Finder Wing 3 - The Nighthold Opens This Week
Raid Finder Wing 3 of The Nighthold opens this week!

The Nighthold Boss Guides and Loot



Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Raid Schedule:
  • Tuesday, January 17: Nighthold Normal and Heroic difficulties open.
  • Tuesday, January 24: Nighthold Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Arcing Aqueducts) open.
  • Tuesday, February 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 2 (Royal Athenaeum) opens.
  • Tuesday, February 21: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 3 (Nightspire) opens.
  • Tuesday, March 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 4 (Betrayer’s Rise) opens.

World Boss - Calamir
Calamir is up this week, rewarding players with Artifact Power and a chance at item level 860 loot.



Weekly Bonus Event - Arena Skirmishes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

This Week: Arena Skirmishes
All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Arena Battles, choose either 2v2 or 3v3 and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!

Patch 7.2 - Shake Up the Battlegrounds with PvP Brawls
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the release of patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras, you can experience some of your favorite player-vs-player Battlegrounds with a little extra twist.

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

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


Tarren Mill vs. Southshore – Warfare
Originally introduced as a part of the World of Warcraft 10-Year Anniversary event, this Brawl harkens to the early days of WoW PvP with an epic battle between the two towns of Tarren Mill and Southshore. In this game of war, you’ll need to work as a team to deplete your foes’ resources to claim victory.


Warsong Scramble – Capture the Flag
Do you have a flag? Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic Capture the Flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without your own at base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team will need to be the first to capture 5 flags.


As with Micro-Holidays, these PvP Brawls are just the beginning. We look forward to seeing which ones become your favorites!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Patch 7.2 Healer PvP Changes
We'll also be reducing healer Intellect by 35% in PvP. (Official Forums)

FEEDBACK: Transmog Sets
Further misbehavior in this thread will not result in action against anybody's account, it will simply result in me not posting on the forums. While I would like to have as open of a discussion about things as possible with the community and keep you in the loop where applicable when we fix bugs that might not make the patch notes, it is hard for me to take that idea seriously when any specific topic that I try to discuss is constantly derailed. There are many things to talk about in the game at any given time. This is a thread for transmog sets.

If you guys genuinely want communication with developers, spamming up a completely unrelated thread with your personal crusade issue is the wrong way to go about it. (Official Forums)

Mask of Artful Dodging
Mask of Artful Dodging
We reviewed the intended drop locations of these items and they were not working as intended. They have been relocated and should be available in the current PTR build. (Official Forums)

Fan Art - Burning Crusade Login Screen
KaNNis is back with some more fan art, this time of the Burning Crusade login screen.

by Published on 2017-02-20 12:18 AM

Hearthstone Championship Tour: Americas Winter Playoffs - Results, Decklists

Upcoming Class & PvP Tuning - Feb 21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the next weekly maintenance, we're planning a large round of PvP tuning changes, as well as a few PvE buffs for Unholy. Please see below for the full list of changes that are currently planned. As always, this may not be the final list - additional tuning may be added or removed before these changes go live.

Classes

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Unholy
    • Virulent Plague damage over time effect has been increased by 67%. Damage unchanged in PvP.
    • Summon Gargoyle: Gargoyle Strike damage has been increased by 50%. Damage unchanged in PvP.
    • Dark Arbiter: Val'kyr Strike damage has been increased by 16%. Damage unchanged in PvP.

Player versus Player

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Dark Simulacrum's cooldown has been reduced to 25 seconds (was 30 seconds).
  • Blood
    • Blood Death Knights no longer deal reduced damage in PvP situations (was a reduction of 10%).
  • Unholy
    • Crypt Fever's damage has been reduced by 15%.

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Restoration
    • Nourish now reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 0.2 seconds (was 0.5 seconds).
    • Nourish will now only apply Regrowth's heal over time effect (was both the initial heal and the heal over time effect).
    • Abundance now reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 5% per Rejuvenation active in PvP situations (was 10%).
    • Fixed a bug that caused Nature's Essence to fail to heal on Wild Growths cast in PvP if the Druid had the Nourish or Overgrowth Honor Talents.

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Survival
    • Caltrops now deals 20% less damage in PvP, and reduces movement speed by 50% (was 70% speed).
    • PvP Template Agility has been reduced by 2.5%.
  • Marksmanship
    • Healing Shell now heals for its full value in PvP.
    • Aimed Shot now deals an additional 5% damage in PvP situations.
    • PvP Template Agility has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Haste has been reduced by 15%.
    • PvP Template Mastery has been increased by 33%.
    • PvP Template Armor has been increased by 20%.
  • Beast Mastery
    • PvP Template Agility has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Haste has been increased by 30%.
    • PvP Template Versatility has been increased by 25%.
    • PvP Template Mastery has been reduced by 25%.
    • PvP Template Critical Strike has been reduced by 30%.
    • PvP Template Armor has been increased by 20%.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Fire
    • Cauterizing Blink's heal has been reduced by 33% in PvP situations.
    • PvP Template Intellect and Stamina have been reduced by 5%.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Holy
    • Avenging Crusader once again ignores line of sight when healing.
    • Avenging Crusader will now cause Judgment and Crusader Strike to heal even if their damage is absorbed.
    • Fixed a bug that caused Spreading the Word to make Blessing of Freedom trigger Cleanse's cooldown.
  • Retribution
    • PvP Template Strength has been increased by 3%.

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Discipline
    • Inner Renewal now causes Power Word: Radiance to refund 25% of its mana cost when self-cast (was 50%).

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Assassination
    • Fixed a bug that caused Deadly Brew's additional free Wound Poison effect to increase to Kingsbane's damage.
    • Poison Bomb's damage has been reduced by 30% in PvP.
    • Wound Poison's healing reduction effect has been reduced to 20% in PvP (24% with Master Poisoner).
    • PvP Template Agility has been reduced by 5%.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Elemental
    • PvP Template Intellect and Stamina have been increased by 5%.
  • Enhancement
    • Stormstrike deals 20% less damage in PvP (was 15% less damage).
    • PvP Template Agility has been increased by 10%.
    • PvP Template Stamina has been increased by 5%.
  • Restoration
    • PvP Template Versatility has been increased by 30%.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Arms
    • PvP Template Strength and Stamina has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Armor has been increased by 10%.
    • PvP Template Versatility has been increased by 17%.
  • Fury
    • Endless Rage now increases the duration of Enrage by 1 second (was 2 seconds).

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Destruction
    • Chaos Bolt's damage has been increased by 25% in PvP situations.
    • Reverse Entropy reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt by 0.25 seconds in PvP situations (was 0.5 seconds).
    • Backdraft reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt and Incinerate by 15% in PvP situations (was 30%).
  • Demonology
    • PvP Template Intellect has been increased by 5%.
    • PvP Template Haste has been increased by 50%.
    • PvP Template Versatility has been reduced by 25%.
    • PvP Template Mastery has been reduced by 25%.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlock and Paladin Class Mount Quest Requirements
I posted this in the main thread, but cross-posting it here for visibility - we'll be re-examining the rare material requirement for the Paladin and Warlock class mounts, we don't want the gate for these to be an expensive tradeskill material. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
FEEDBACK: Class Mount Questlines + Flying
Reposting this from my other thread in here, so hopefully the blues can see it:

So, as an avid lore junkie, I couldn't help myself, and decided to do as many of the mount campaigns as I could on the PTR. I've been loving them so far. But then I stumbled on the Death Knight one. It's very engaging, from a fantasy stand point it's my favorite, but there are a few gleaming lore inconsistencies that go against the main plotline of Cataclym.

-The Ruby Sanctum is perfectly fine: This is the big thing, that the red dragonflight, and probably by extension all the others, have their sanctums. In the book Twilight of the Aspects, Korialstrasz sacrifices himself to destroy all of the sanctums, because the Twilight's Hammer was using their eggs to create more twilight dragons. I could maybe understand if it were another sanctum, but the Ruby Sanctum was specifically the one that Korialstrasz saw, which prompted his decision to blow it up.

-Vyrastrasza has whelps: If we get past the fact that we're in a Sanctum that shouldn't exist, there's another glaring problem. The large wyrm in the middle, Vyrastrasza, has whelps. If we go by the provided timelines by Blizzard in Legion and other expansions, dragons are in their whelp stage for around two years. However, the end of the Cataclysm heralded the Age of Mortals, causing the dragonflights to lose not only their titanic powers, but also their ability to reproduce. This was highlighted in the Dawn of the Aspects novel, where Alexstrasza is in a deep depression as the last of her eggs hatch. Now, suddenly, there's a newly created brood mother making eggs! Problem solved? Only it goes against all established lore.

Hope I don't sound like too much of a nut here, but these problems seriously trouble me, I am really hoping that there is someone who is actively checking storylines for continuity. Thanks for reading!

Thanks for your interest in the Death Knight story! The new Lich King certainly has some... unique requests.

To answer your lore questions, the whelps you see here, as Senegos mentioned, are likely the last whelps we will see, unless the dragons figure out a way to make more eggs. Some dragons are still in whelp form, though, as they have not matured yet.

The Ruby Sanctum itself was destroyed by Krasus, but some of the dragonflights have chosen to rebuild their sanctums. As you see in the Death Knight quest, the Ruby Sanctum has been completely regrown, and has no traces of any lingering twilight influence. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Marksman Hunter Tier 19 Set Bonus
I'd like to highlight to the Dev team that currently, on live, the Marksman hunter T19 4pc tier bonus has the effect of decreasing the damage done by Piercing Shot by 15%.
This is a bug. Piercing Shot should be affected similarly to other spells, where the cost is changed by the bonus but the damage isn't. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
MW Monks and Mythic Raiding
Much like the Disc post in the other thread, Mistweaver is more in a state of thinking ahead for possible refinements, but no immediate shake-ups. This is preliminary, but a possible direction is that some things could be smoothed out by reducing the emphasis on Essence Font. That could help with, for example, drawing out more of a regular ongoing decision between Enveloping Mist, Vivify, and Effuse, rather than having that so often pushed out by Essence Font. Also, making the value of mastery more stable, and reducing the importance of churning as much mana into Essence Fonts as possible. For fair warning, a cooldown on EF is not out of the question after seeing how it's played out, but that would come alongside seeing how other heals might have to be strengthened.

Rising Thunder has wound up underperforming which we would likely look at at the same time. It would likely be helped regardless by changes that made it easier to spend mana and GCDs on Rising Sun Kick, without always taking away from something like an Essence Font. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Assassination T20 Set Bonus Feedback
The 2-piece will get some single-target benefit. That said, part of the benefit of the bonus is the improved multi-target capability that Garrote has with a shorter cooldown. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Shaman Class Mount Feedback
Thanks for the feedback! In the next PTR build, elemental will be fiery, and enhancement will be stormy.

We are also making changes to the resto version to make it more watery, and remove the strobe effects.

Is anything going to be done to reduce the movement of the mount? Looks like I won't be able to use it due to the same sea sickness effect the sky golem causes.
Will investigate, thanks for mentioning it! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Build of the Month - February 2017
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 7700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$229
KeyboardLogitech G710+$78
MouseLogitech G502$56
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$44

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$459
KeyboardCorsair K70$110
MouseRazer Naga 2014$70
SpeakersLogitech Z523$68


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

Puppy

Updated February 19, 2017
$641
Case NZXT Source 210$55
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel i3-7100$120
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$31
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$145
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$67
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$107
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Dolphin

Updated February 19, 2017
$848
Case NZXT Source 210$55
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$31
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$145
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$67
Graphics Card RX 480 OR
GTX 1060 3GB
$175 / $180
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$77
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


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

Narwhal

Updated February 19, 2017
$1234
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$60
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W$70
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Scythe Mugen Max$48
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$169
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$129
Graphics Card GTX 1060$235
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$131
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$95
$94
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Unicorn

Updated February 19, 2017
$1377
Case Corsair Air 540$130
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$99
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$86
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$169
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$129
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$250
$370
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$131
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$130
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


StarCrafts Season 5 Ep 15 ArchOnslaught
Another episode of StarCrafts has been released.

by Published on 2017-02-18 12:13 AM

XP Buff on the PTR, Windows XP and Vista Support Ending, Rakanishu Fan Art

Developer Insights: Live Stream Q&A – Year of the Mammoth – February 21st

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
IGN showed off a preview of the upcoming World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 book.






Legendary Drop Rates
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The rate at which players acquire Legendary items is a subject that we’ve kept a very close eye on since the launch of Legion. We’ve generally tried to avoid getting into too much technical detail on the system behind your chance to get a Legendary, but we would like to say a bit more on what we’ve done behind-the-scenes up to this point.

As many players have figured out, changes were made to legendary drop rates with patch 7.1 and patch 7.1.5 – when those patches went live, your chance to receive a Legendary increased in pretty much all cases. What you might not have noticed is that we’ve been steadily increasing your chances since then. One of our long-term goals is to allow you to switch specific Legendary items in and out as the situation warrants, and regularly increasing drop chances is one way of ensuring that that happens.

We’ve also made adjustments that leveled off what used to be steady decrease to your chance to get subsequent Legendaries after your first. When Legion launched, every time you earned a Legendary, your starting chance to earn your next one would be lower (and thus, the average time it took you to loot it would be longer). At this stage, however, most players in the Broken Isles are no longer hunting for their first Legendary, and many already have their second. We didn’t want you to feel as though your good fortune in the past equates to harder times in the future, so we normalized drop chances for subsequent Legendaries after your second. Right now, in Patch 7.1.5, your first Legendary has the highest drop chance, the second still has a significant bonus, and then you’ll have the same chances to earn your third Legendary as you will your fourth, fifth, sixth, and so on.

We think it’s important to get this across clearly: it currently takes the same amount of luck/effort to get your third Legendary as it takes to get your eighth. We’ve seen a few players and tools attempting to use historical data to predict their drop chances, but because of how regularly we’ve been increasing Legendary drop rates, that data is extremely outdated – and their conclusions extremely inaccurate. In short, your chance of receiving that next Legendary is probably a lot better than you think.

Patch 7.2 - Unlocking the Obliterum Forge
Patch 7.2 unlocks the Obliterum Forge for everyone at no cost! There is a single intro quest that gives you one free Obliterum as well.



Live Developer Q&A – Submit Your Questions
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Join us live on Twitch.tv/Warcraft Thursday, February 23, at 11:00 a.m. PST (7:00 PM GMT), as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A where he’ll be answering your World of Warcraft: Legion questions.

You can submit your questions here in this thread or on Twitter by using the hashtag #LegionQA.

As a reminder, please keep your questions short (40 words or less) so that we can get to as many questions as possible. We look forward to you joining us live on Thursday!

Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Starting later this year, we will begin the process of ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Microsoft ceased mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a decent portion of our audience was still using them at the time, we continued supporting them. However, there have been three major Windows releases since Vista, and at this point, the vast majority of our audience has upgraded to one of the newer versions.

After these older operating systems are no longer supported, the games will not run on them, so we encourage any players who are still using one of the older OSes to upgrade to a newer version. We’ll be rolling out this change on a staggered schedule, and will post further notices as we get closer to making the change for each game.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Patch 7.2 - New Artifact Traits
The new traits that are replacing the 20-point trait on PTR (e.g. Instability of the Tirisgarde ) will affect all damage, including for specs that didn't get that benefit from the previous version. That still leaves the initial 5% 35-point trait that still exists, but that's no more than a 5% swing in the value of trinkets. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Arcane T20 set bonus
We're considering making the set bonus work with some spell other than Greater Invisibility, to avoid overloading a utility button with a rotational DPS benefit. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvP
Battleground matchmaking has been region wide for awhile, not battlegroups. (holinka)
In each region, one faction does tend to have more people queuing than the other. (holinka)
e,g, NA tends to have more Horde, EU tends to have more Alliance. (holinka)
Alliance vs Horde in BGs super important. Striving to keep it and get better balance. (holinka)
how?
We now reward end of season titles (Gladiator, etc) to top % of each faction. (holinka)
Over time (many seasons) hope to see top players spread between both factions. (holinka)
Incentivize players on less represented faction to play more. https://t.co/K73XuI2Gv2 (holinka)
surely that just fills the ranks with more casual players?
Not necessarily. Works for Mercenaries too. (holinka)

Heroes of the Storm - Lucio's "We Move Together as One"
Blizzard shared a Nexus Remix of Lucio's "We Move Together as One" today.


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