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by Published on 2016-05-05 05:46 PM

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Legion - Elerethe Renferal
Elerethe Renferal is one of the bosses in the Emerald Nightmare raid.


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Elerethe, once a mighty druid and adept shapeshifter, died believing she was betrayed by those she trusted. Her soul now resides in the nightmare, damning her to an existence of fear, confusion, and hatred.

  • Overview - As the fight progresses, Elerethe swaps between two nightmare forms that determine what abilities she uses. During Spider form, Elerethe uses Web of Pain on the tanks and on a random pair of dps. Damage received by your partner is reflected back to you. During Roc form, Elerethe uses Dark Storm that creates a safe space on another platform then flies to it. Until the raid reaches that safe space, they take damage. If Elerethe ever walks onto the web, she gains Web Walker and will proceed to destroy anyone in her path. In Mythic difficulty, Elerethe activates an additional ability depending on what platform she is currently fighting on.
    • Damage Dealers -
      • During Spider form, stand apart from the raid during Necrotic Venom to place venomous pools.
      • During Roc form, place Twisting Shadows away from the raid.
      • Kill Venomous Spiderlings.
    • Healers -
      • During Spider form, heal players connected by Web of Pain .
      • During Roc form, Dark Storm pulses damage to the raid until they reach the eye of the storm.
    • Tanks -
      • During Spider form, remain within 20 yards of your partner during Web of Pain.
      • During Roc form, taunt the boss off of the tank that was just hit by Raking Talons.
      • Swap off of the adds when gaining too many stacks of Dripping Fangs.
  • Elerethe Renferal -
    • Nightmare Spawn - Continuously summons egg sacs around her location. Egg sacs that have not been popped when Gathering Clouds has begun, release Skitterling Spiderlings inside.
    • Venomous Spiderling - Venomous Spiderlings appear from the web during the encounter.
      • Dripping Fangs - Dripping fangs poison the current target and inflict 10,750 Nature damage every 1 sec. This effect stacks.
      • Venomous Pool - A venomous pool forms, inflicting 250,500 Nature damage every 1 sec.
      • Swarm - Elerethe draws strength from her minions, increasing her damage dealt by 50% and attack speed by 70% when they are close. This effect stacks.
    • Surging Egg Sacs - Running into these egg sacs releases a swarm of Skittering Spiderlings.
      • Skittering Spiderling - These tiny spiders burst forth and attack in numbers when released from their egg sacs.
    • Spider Form - Takes the form of a nightmare spider.
      • Web of Pain - Elerethe connects two targets with a web of pain. 100% of damage done to the linked source is reflected to you as Nature Damage.
        Reflected damage is increased after the targets seperate beyond 20 yards from each other.
        Additionally, targets that run through the beam are inflicted with 187,500 Nature damage and knocked down.
      • Feeding Time - Elerethe calls her children down for dinner.
      • Vile Ambush - Drops from above onto her prey, inflicting 3,570,000 Physical damage and knocking back all targets. Damage decreases the further targets are from the point of impact.
      • Necrotic Venom - Hurls necrotic poison at random enemies that inflicts 46,450 Nature damage every 1 sec and places a debuff on the target that inflicts 50,000 Nature damage to nearby allies each tick.
        Also, each pulse leaves behind a venomous pool.
      • Tangled Webs - Quickly covers the ground with a tacky web, reducing enemy movement speed by 40% and concealing the locations of venomous pools. The web last 1.2 min.
    • Roc Form - Takes the form of a nightmare roc.
      • Gathering Clouds - The boss flings quills at all targets for 179,000 Physical damage every 1 second and pushes everyone back.
      • Dark Storm - Conjures a dark storm and flies to another platform. The storm inflicts 35,700 Shadow damage every 1 sec until targets enter the eye of the storm.
        • Eye of the Storm - Within the eye, targets are protected from the dark storm.
        • Foul Winds - Increases damage of the next Dark Storm by 75%. This effect stacks.
      • Twisting Shadows - The boss causes shadow tornadoes to form on random enemies. After 10 sec tornadoes appear at the enemy destinations that will pull nearby targets into them, inflicting 71,450 Shadow damage every 1 sec for 4 sec.
      • Razor Wing - The bird buffets its wings, hurling razor feathers that inflict 607,500 Shadow damage to targets in a cone in front of the boss.
      • Raking Talons - Rakes her talons across her current target, inflicting 1,430,000 Shadow damage.
        The boss repeats this cast multiple times in rapid succession.
      • Violent Winds - Elerethe channels violent winds at her target, pushing them away and inflicting 500,000 Shadow damage every 1 sec to enemies in a line in front of her. This effect increases the damage taken from Violent Winds by 12% per stack.
        The amount of force pushing the targets away is reduced for each player in the effect.
        • Wind Burn - Elerethe channels violent winds at her target, pushing them away and inflicting 500,000 Shadow damage every 1 sec to enemies in a line in front of her. This effect increases the damage taken from Violent Winds by 12% per stack.
          The amount of force pushing the targets away is reduced for each player in the effect.



Warcraft Movie - Garona Character Video
Another character video has been released, this time featuring Garona.





Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Worgen Running Wild
It's in the game, it's just missing from the spellbook. If you make a level 55 DK you can even see it on your action bar.

We did a lot of spellbook tweaks this expansion and this was probably just hidden by accident. Let us know if you notice any other racials missing. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
So, in #Legion, if a party of 4 and a party of 3 all tag a normal outdoor mob, do all 7 people get credit & loot for the kill?
yes (Muffinus)

Overwatch Open Beta Now Live
Overwatch open beta went live yesterday! It will be live until the May 9 shutdown and then everyone will have to wait for launch on May 24. Overpwn has lots of guides and info if you are newer to the game.



Warcraft Movie Early Showing
The Warcraft Movie will show 24 hours early in a handful of AMC theaters in the US. No word about the promotion seen in the French cinemas chain yet.



Final Boss - Balance Druid Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with a second round of spec previews.

by Published on 2016-05-04 01:10 PM

Transmog Highlight - Celebrating The 5 Year Sword Award

Deck Spotlight: Spark's Beast Rattle Hunter, Deck Spotlight: Tempo Dragon Warrior, Unlocking Wild for New Players

New Hero Teaser - Deathwing?

New Comic on May 5th - Junkrat & Roadhog, Origins Editions Skin Unlock Clarification, Tracer Statue Returns!

Legion - Proving Grounds Requirement for Dungeons Removed
Players will no longer have to complete Silver or higher on Proving Grounds to do dungeons in Legion.



Poll - Proving Grounds
How much of Proving Grounds have you completed so far in Warlords?


Legion - Quest Parchment
A recent Legion build upgraded the quest parchment used for the Broken Shores quest to be nicer than the one used in the default quest pane.



Legion - Switching Professions
In Legion, some profession recipes are learned from quests, which would making switching back to previously known professions problematic if it weren't for these handy books that teach you recipes that you have previously learned from quests. They cost 1,000 each.

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Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Holy Paladin Feedback -- Build 21570 -- 27-Apr
A few various notes on the above:
  • Tyr's Deliverance radius is reduced, but it will transfer through Beacon (either next build or the one after)
  • Tyr's Deliverance will correctly partial tick on the final tick, so there are no haste breakpoints (other than the minor benefit of a full-strength buff still appearing from the final tick).
  • It's been a while since anyone's had to seriously play around the downside of Blessing of Sacrifice, so proper tuning on it will be easier to see once tank tuning is in a more final place on alpha. The goal will be to tune it as a spell with a meaningful downside, so a shorter cooldown is the most likely buff, but we want to make sure the downside is at least reasonable.
  • If an artifact trait is increasing the damage taken from 30% to 45%, that's a bug and is probably not helping with testing.
  • Bestow Faith is buffed in the next build.
  • Light of the Martyr and Aura of Sacrifice (heal replication) will no longer have their secondary effects increased when you heal a Guardian Druid or any other player with a general healing increase on them.
  • The removal of Holy Bolt is largely offset by baseline buffs to Holy Shock in the next build.
  • I corrected the Rule of Law post later in that thread
  • it currently does affect Light of Dawn even though this is not 100% explicit from the tooltip. That's intended for now.

We'll try giving Light of Dawn some hidden added targeting area around you (something like a small circle in addition to the cone), so that it hits everyone if you're in a clump, without worrying about who's precisely in front of you or behind you. Not enough to have to add visuals for it, just enough to feel like it's some overly generous targeting around the origin end of the cone. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Atonement Bug in Zones w/Legion Scaling Tech
Just to catch up, since there have been various discussions and updates on the Disc class threads but not here:

The bugs related to Legion scaling have been fixed as far as we know (and your data seems to bear that out, including in the case of Mindbenders). There is a clarity issue whereby damage increases, unless they've been specifically allowed, intentionally don't increase Atonement healing--and this makes the Atonement healing percentage appear smaller. That's what you're seeing here with the passive damage increase on the artifact (which does start at a small nonzero value even before traits are unlocked). (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
I've noticed that DK Class Hall hasn't been updated asset-wise to reflect same quality of other Halls. Any plans?
We’re not giving it a complete overhaul, but are working to spruce it up a bit where we can. (WarcraftDevs)

Pets and Pet Battles
Even though I hate the change to Howl Bomb, it was SORELY needed and it will be much better for Pet Battle teams. Although one will over write the other on debuffs?
One ability slot is now heal/dive while the other is geyser/whirlpool. Previously you could have both Geyser and Wpool. (Muffinus)

Brawler's Guild
Whats the status of the brawlers arena in Legion?
The Brawler’s Guilds are going on hiatus. They said something about “preparing for the next big thing”. (WarcraftDevs)

Warcraft Movie Prequel Book Released
The Official Movie Prequel book was released yesterday. It was written by Christie Golden and covers events leading up to the movie:

In the world of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds. When Gul’dan, a mysterious outsider, arrives in Frostfire Ridge offering word of new hunting lands, Durotan, the Clan’s chieftain, must make an impossible decision: abandon the territory, pride and traditions of his people, or lead them into the unknown.



Final Boss - Windwalker Monk Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with a second round of spec previews.

by Published on 2016-05-03 08:14 AM

Quin's Season 6 Build Guides

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Balance Update - Tracer Changes on May 4th, Weekly Sales & Rotation, Monday Melee #28

Overwatch Open Beta Begins! That is, if you have Pre-ordered

Warcraft Movie - Lothar Character Video
Legendary released a Lothar focused movie clip that has a few new scenes.





Warcraft Movie - Durotan Character Video
There was also a Durotan focused video!



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Mobs Level Scaling
This is actually intended; we've done some work behind the scenes to make it so mobs don't instantly level and get harder when you ding. The idea being that when you ding from 104 to 105, you haven't had a chance to get 105 gear yet, so you're wearing 104 gear and now creatures have more health and do more damage.

That's very wise. Addresses that concern quite well. how much does it lag behind though? If you gain 2 levels in a short period of time will mobs linger 2 levels behind or will the difference never exceed 1?
I believe it's somewhere around 50% - and then it'll trigger when you complete a quest, hit a loading screen, or log out. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Artifact Relics in PvP
We are considering disabling relics in PvP instances (battlegrounds, skirmishes, arenas, and rated battlegrounds) due to way gear is handled in PvP in Legion. Item level will not have as much impact in PvP which throws off the balance of relic itemization. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Re WoW/RPGs, do you think race/class limits provide better lore than any conceivable combo and justifying lore to go w/ it?
If I understand the question, I always felt held hostage to making races essentially cosmetic. (OccupyGStreet)
That includes concerns for power (racial bonuses), player agency (I want to be a gnome paladin), or lore. (OccupyGStreet)



Overwatch - Reinhardt Comic
An Overwatch comic featuring Reinhardt has been released.



Overwatch Cinematic Teaser
Overwatch Beta is live once again if you have pre-ordered and later this week for everyone else. Overpwn has all of the details.



Final Boss - Mistweaver Monk Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with a second round of spec previews.

by Published on 2016-05-02 02:24 PM

Legion - Artifact Trait and Respec Costs, Kirin Tor Ring, Tweets, Blood DK Preview

Warcraft Movie Rewards
Mamytwink noticed that Kinepolis has rewards for seeing the Warcraft movie listed on their site.

Keep in mind that this doesn't mean every country and cinema will have these rewards and that no official announcement has been made.

  • World of Warcraft and all of the expansions including Warlords of Draenor and a free month of gameplay
  • The four film inspired transmog items
  • The code for these rewards will be emailed by May 27


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