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by Published on 2017-05-24 05:25 PM

Concordance of the Legionfall Hotfix
Concordance of the Legionfall has been hotfixed! Proc rate was also slightly increased.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Concordance of the Legionfall
  • Chance to activate slightly increased.
  • Now grants 4,000 Strength, Agility, Intellect, or Versatility at rank 1 (was 2,000).
  • Additional ranks now increase this value by 300 per rank (was 200).
  • Effects are now reduced by 50% in PvP situations.
  • Developers’ Note: While additional ranks of Concordance of Legionfall are intended to have a low impact, the trait was overall weaker than it needed to be. With these changes, it provides a stronger up-front benefit, and very slightly more value for Artifact Power spent past the first rank. These changes also result in an overall nerf in PvP, where we are continuing to monitor its performance.
Patch 7.2.5 PTR - Build 24163
A new patch is on the way to the PTR!



New Icons



New Loading Screen



Calculators Updated




Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hi everyone! There’s a few things to call out for this PTR update:

First, we’re continuing iteration on 7.2.5 class changes, and this build has some pretty substantial changes for a couple of specs. Arms Warriors in particular have a lot of updates and revisions, and both Marksmanship and Beast Mastery Hunters have several changes to their Honor Talents.

We’re also continuing to iterate on Tier 20 set bonuses, and have added several new Legendary items in this build. Once the PTR is up (or shortly thereafter), you should be able to find the new Legendaries on Flaskataur in Dalaran if you’d like to give them a try.

We’ve turned on the Darkmoon Faire for this week as there’s a new band in town! The concert event starts every hour on the half hour. We’d like to get some testing and feedback, so please let us know what you think!

This build also has a tweak to Mythic Keystone difficulty. Specifically, the amount of health and damage that enemy creatures get from each additional difficulty level is increasing from 8% health and damage to 10% per keystone level. When we increased the overall difficulty of Mythic+ dungeons in 7.2, we didn't fully account for the increase in power that players would get from their new Artifact Traits. That hasn't been a major problem just yet, but once the Tomb of Sargeras raid opens and the maximum item level from drops increases, everyone’s going to get a LOT stronger in a hurry, which will quickly compound the issue. We're making this change to ensure that things don’t get too out of hand at the top end of the spectrum.

Lastly, we’d like to do another Skirmish with the Blues this week to gather some data on where PvP balance currently sits on the PTR to assist with PvP tuning. We’re scheduling this for Friday, May 26 from 2 PM to 4 PM Pacific time (5 PM to 7 PM Eastern). Any data we can get at this stage will be extremely helpful, so we hope you’ll join us.

Thanks again everyone, and happy testing!

Raid Testing Schedule - May 25-26
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday and Friday, May 25-26, we will be conducting Mythic raid testing of Tomb of Sargeras bosses.

Thursday, May 25

Goroth - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CEST)

Demonic Inquisition - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, May 26

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

Mistress Sassz'ine - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CEST)

After testing concludes on Friday, we plan to open Raid Finder Tomb of Sargeras over the weekend.

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.

New Legendary Items
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight
  • Soulflayer's Corruption - Blood Plague gains 100% increased damage and healing.
  • Cold Heart - Every 1 sec, gain a stack of Cold Heart, causing your next Chains of Ice to deal [ 200% of Attack Power ] Frost damage. Stacks up to 30 times. If Chains of Ice is used when you have 30 stacks of Cold Heart, the target will also be stunned in a block of ice for 5 sec.
  • Death Screamers - Festering Strike has a 100% chance to summon a Risen Skulker for 22 sec. This can only occur once every 60 sec.

Demon Hunter
  • Chaos Theory - Blade Dance has a 15% chance to grant you Chaos Blades for 6 sec.
  • Oblivion's Embrace - Demon Spikes and Empower Wards gain 1 additional charge.

Druid
  • Radiant Moonlight - Full Moon becomes Full Moon once more before resetting to New Moon.
  • Fury of Nature - While in Bear From, you deal 30% increased Nature and Arcane damage, and are healed for 30% of all Nature and Arcane damage done.
  • Behemoth Headdress - The duration of Tiger's Fury is increased by 0.4 sec per combo point spent.

Hunter
  • Celerity of the Windrunners - Windburst grants you 15% Haste for 6 sec.
  • Unseen Predator's Cloak - Gain 10% increased critical strike chance against enemies burning from your Explosive Trap.
  • Parsel's Tongue - Cobra Shot increases the damage done by you and your pets by 1% and your leech by 2% for 8 sec, stacking up to 4 times.

Mage

Monk
  • The Wind Blows - Strike of the Windlord has 20% reduced cooldown and makes your next Blackout Kick cost no Chi.

Paladin

Priest
  • Heart of the Void - Void Eruption deals 400% increased damage and heals you for 40% of the damage done.

Rogue

Shaman

Warlock
  • The Master Harvester - Each Soul Shard you spend has a 10% chance to grant you Soul Harvest for 8 sec.

Warrior
  • The Great Storm's Eye - Ravager increases your movement speed by 10% and your damage done by 4% for 6 sec, increasing periodically and stacking up to 6 times.
  • Valarjar Berserkers - Rampage critical strikes generate 6 Rage.
  • Ararat's Bloodmirror - Shield Block and Spell Reflection gain 1 additional charge.



New Items
Check out the full list of new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1Companion Pets Ageless Bronze Drake
1Companion Pets Bronze Proto-Whelp
1CosmeticChest Elegant Dress
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1CosmeticChest Red Winter Clothes
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1CosmeticChest Green Winter Clothes
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1CosmeticLegs Black Tuxedo Pants
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1CosmeticFeet Winter Boots
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110Other Defense Construct Identifier


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Legion
Reputation
  • Chromie Homie (New) Reach the "Timelord" friendship rank with Chromie. Title Reward: Timelord. 10 points.

Player vs. Player
  • Ferocious Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 4. Reward: Vicious Saddle.10 points.
  • Ferocious Combatant Win 100 Arena (3v3) or 40 Rated Battlegrounds in Legion Season 4. Reward: Vicious Saddle.10 points.

Feats of Strength
  • Cruel Elite Reach 2000 in any Rated PvP Bracket during Legion Season 3 10 points.
  • High Five: 1550 Earn a 1550 personal rating in the 5v5 bracket of the arena. 10 points.
  • High Five: 1750 Earn a 1750 personal rating in the 5v5 bracket of the arena. 10 points.
  • High Five: 2000 Earn a 2000 personal rating in the 5v5 bracket of the arena. 10 points.
  • High Five: 2200 Earn a 2200 personal rating in the 5v5 bracket of the arena. 10 points.
  • Last Man Standing Be the sole survivor at the end of a ranked 5v5 match. 10 points.

Legacy
  • Blood Guard Earned the title, "Blood Guard".at level 60.
  • Centurion Earned the title, "Centurion".at level 60.
  • Champion Earned the title, "Champion".at level 60.
  • Commander Earned the title, "Commander".at level 60.
  • Corporal Earned the title, "Corporal".at level 60.
  • Field Marshal Earned the title, "Field Marshal".at level 60.
  • First Sergeant Earned the title, "First Sergeant".at level 60.
  • General Earned the title, "General".at level 60.
  • Grand Marshal Earned the title, "Grand Marshal".at level 60.
  • Grunt Earned the title, "Grunt".at level 60.
  • High Warlord Earned the title, "High Warlord".at level 60.
  • Knight Earned the title, "Knight".at level 60.
  • Knight-Captain Earned the title, "Knight-Captain".at level 60.
  • Knight-Champion Earned the title, "Knight-Champion".at level 60.
  • Knight-Lieutenant Earned the title, "Knight-Lieutenant".at level 60.
  • Legionnaire Earned the title, "Legionnaire".at level 60.
  • Lieutenant Commander Earned the title, "Lieutenant Commander".at level 60.
  • Lieutenant General Earned the title, "Lieutenant General".at level 60.
  • Marshal Earned the title, "Marshal".at level 60.
  • Master Sergeant Earned the title, "Master Sergeant".at level 60.
  • Private Earned the title, "Private".at level 60.
  • Scout Earned the title, "Scout".at level 60.
  • Senior Sergeant Earned the title, "Senior Sergeant".at level 60.
  • Sergeant Earned the title, "Sergeant".at level 60.
  • Sergeant Earned the title, "Sergeant".at level 60.
  • Sergeant Major Earned the title, "Sergeant Major".at level 60.
  • Stone Guard Earned the title, "Stone Guard".at level 60.
  • Warlord Earned the title, "Warlord".at level 60.

Rated Battleground
Player vs. Player
  • Blood Guard Earn a rated battleground rating of 1700. Title Reward: Blood Guard. 10 points.
  • Centurion Earn a rated battleground rating of 1900. Title Reward: Centurion. 10 points.
  • Champion Earn a rated battleground rating of 2000. Title Reward: Champion. 10 points.
  • Commander Earn a rated battleground rating of 2100. Title Reward: Commander. 10 points.
  • Corporal Earn a rated battleground rating of 1200. Title Reward: Corporal. 10 points.
  • Field Marshal Earn a rated battleground rating of 2300. Title Reward: Field Marshal. 10 points.
  • First Sergeant Earn a rated battleground rating of 1500. Title Reward: First Sergeant. 10 points.
  • General Earn a rated battleground rating of 2200. Title Reward: General. 10 points.
  • Grand Marshal Earn a rated battleground rating of 2400. Title Reward: Grand Marshal. 10 points.
  • Grunt Earn a rated battleground rating of 1200. Title Reward: Grunt. 10 points.
  • High Warlord Earn a rated battleground rating of 2400. Title Reward: High Warlord. 10 points.
  • Knight Earn a rated battleground rating of 1600. Title Reward: Knight. 10 points.
  • Knight-Captain Earn a rated battleground rating of 1800. Title Reward: Knight-Captain. 10 points.
  • Knight-Champion Earn a rated battleground rating of 1900. Title Reward: Knight-Champion. 10 points.
  • Knight-Lieutenant Earn a rated battleground rating of 1700. Title Reward: Knight-Lieutenant. 10 points.
  • Legionnaire Earn a rated battleground rating of 1800. Title Reward: Legionnaire. 10 points.
  • Lieutenant Commander Earn a rated battleground rating of 2000. Title Reward: Lieutenant Commander. 10 points.
  • Lieutenant General Earn a rated battleground rating of 2100. Title Reward: Lieutenant General. 10 points.
  • Marshal Earn a rated battleground rating of 2200. Title Reward: Marshal. 10 points.
  • Master Sergeant Earn a rated battleground rating of 1400. Title Reward: Master Sergeant. 10 points.
  • Private Earn a rated battleground rating of 1100. Title Reward: Private. 10 points.
  • Scout Earn a rated battleground rating of 1100. Title Reward: Scout. 10 points.
  • Senior Sergeant Earn a rated battleground rating of 1400. Title Reward: Senior Sergeant. 10 points.
  • Sergeant Earn a rated battleground rating of 1300. Title Reward: Sergeant. 10 points.
  • Sergeant Earn a rated battleground rating of 1300. Title Reward: Sergeant. 10 points.
  • Sergeant Major Earn a rated battleground rating of 1500. Title Reward: Sergeant Major. 10 points.
  • Stone Guard Earn a rated battleground rating of 1600. Title Reward: Stone Guard. 10 points.
  • Warlord Earn a rated battleground rating of 2300. Title Reward: Warlord. 10 points.



Talent Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Warrior
Arms



PvP Talent Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Hunter
Beast Mastery

Marksmanship



Item Set Bonuses
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)

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

Shaman (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
Companions
  • Summon Ageless Bronze Drake (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss your proto-whelp. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Sun Darter Hatchling Name changed from "REUSE" to "Sun Darter Hatchling". Instant. Right click to summon and dismiss your Sun Darter Hatchling. Battle Pet. Instant.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Unholy Frenzy When a Festering Wound bursts, you gain 125% 100% increased attack speed for 2.5 sec. Unholy Death Knight - Level 58 Talent.

Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Imprison Imprisons a demon, beast, or humanoid, incapacitating them for 60 sec. Damage will cancel the effect. Limit 1. Limited to 1 target. 20 yd range. Instant. 15 sec cooldown.

Talents
  • First Blood Reduces the Fury cost of Blade Dance by 35 20 and increases its damage to [ 9.000 * 96% of weapon damage + 3.000 * 288% of weapon damage ] against the first target struck. Havoc Demon Hunter - Level 102 Talent.

Vengeance

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Soul of the Forest Your finishing moves deal 10% increased damage and grant 5 Energy per combo point spent. and deal 10% increased damage. Feral Druid - Level 75 Talent.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Interlope (New) The next hostile spell cast on the target will cause hostile spells for the next 3 sec. to be redirected to your pet. Your pet must be within 10 yards of the target for spells to be redirected. Beast Mastery Hunter - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Ranger's Finesse (New) Your Aimed Shots that strike Vulnerable targets reduce the remaining cooldown of Aspect of the Cheetah, Aspect of the Turtle, and Exhilaration by 5 sec. Marksmanship Hunter - Tier 5 PvP Talent.
  • Scatter Shot A short-range shot that deals 35% weapon damage, removes all harmful damage over time effects, and incapacitating the target for 4 sec. Any damage caused will remove the effect. Turns off your attack when used. Marksmanship Hunter - Tier 4 PvP Talent. 20 yd range. Instant. 24 sec cooldown. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Separation Anxiety (New) When your pet is further than 20 yards away from you, it gains up to 50% additional movement speed and 20% damage reduction. Effect increased when your pet is further away from you. Beast Mastery Hunter - Tier 4 PvP Talent.
  • Sniper Shot Take a sniper's stance, firing a well-aimed shot dealing (850% 40% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Increases the range of all shots by 40% for 10 sec. Marksmanship Hunter - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 50 Focus. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • T.N.T. Reduces the cooldown of Bursting Shot by 10 sec Increases the range of Bursting Shot by 30%, and applies Concussive Shot to all targets hit by Bursting Shot. Marksmanship Hunter - Tier 4 PvP Talent.
  • The Beast Within Reduces the cooldown of Bestial Wrath by 15 10 sec, and you become immune to all Fear and Horror effects while Bestial Wrath is active. Beast Mastery Hunter - Tier 4 PvP Talent.
  • Wild Protector Your Pet protects allies within 8 yards, reducing damage taken by 15% 10%. Beast Mastery Hunter - Tier 4 PvP Talent.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Arcane
  • Arcane Barrage (Arcane) Damage increased by 60% per Arcane Charge Hits 0 additional targets within 10 yds per Arcane Charge for 50% damage. Hits 0 additional targets within 10 yds per Arcane Charge for 50% damage.
  • Arcane Barrage (Fire, Frost) Damage increased by 60% per Arcane Charge Consumes all Arcane Charges. Consumes all Arcane Charges.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Fists of Fury Pummels all targets in front of you, dealing [ 2,100% of AP ] damage over 4 sec. Can be channeled while moving. Melee range. 8 yd range. Instant.

Brewmaster
  • Keg Smash now can have charges.
  • Purifying Brew Clears 50% Clears 40% of your damage delayed with Stagger. Shares charges with Ironskin Brew. Monk - Brewmaster Spec. Instant. 1 sec cooldown.

Mistweaver
  • Vivify Causes a surge of invigorating mists around the target, healing them and their 2 nearest injured allies for [ 300% of Spell Power ]. Limited to 4 targets. Monk - Mistweaver Spec. 4% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Eye of Tyr Releases a blinding flash from Truthguard, causing [ 1 + 270% of AP ] Holy damage to all nearby enemies within 8 yds and reducing all damage they deal to you by 25% for 9 sec. Artifact. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Discipline
  • Plea A quick, efficient plea to heal an ally for [ 1 + 225% of Spell Power ]. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline Spec. 1.5% 1.8% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

Discipline & Shadow
  • Power Word: Shield Shields an ally for 15 sec, absorbing [ 550% of Spell Power ] damage, and preventing damage from delaying spellcasting. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline & Shadow Spec. 2% 2.3% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 7.5 sec cooldown.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Toxic Blade Stab your enemy with a toxic blade, dealing (600% of weapon damage) Nature damage. The critical strike chance damage of your Nature damage abilities against the target is increased by 40% 30% for 8 sec. Awards 1 combo points. Assassination Rogue - Level 90 Talent. 25 Energy. Melee range. Instant. 25 sec cooldown.

Assassination
  • Assassination Rogue Increases damage/healing of Curse of the Dreadblades, Deadly Poison, Death from Above, Envenom, Fan of Knives, Hemorrhage, Kingsbane, Mutilate, Mutilate Off-Hand, Poisoned Knife, Shuriken Storm, Shuriken Toss by 11% 22%. Increases periodic damage/healing of Curse of the Dreadblades, Deadly Poison, Garrote, Kingsbane, Rupture by 11% 22%. Increases spell effectiveness of Prey on the Weak by 5. Rogue - Assassination Spec.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
PvP Talents
  • Earth Shield Protects the target with an earthen shield, reducing all damage the target recieves receives by 15% and causes the target to be healed for [ 450% of Spell Power ] when they take an attack equal to 8% of their total health. N Charges. Earth Shield can only be placed on one target at a time. Restoration Shaman - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 15% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 5 sec cooldown.
  • Ethereal Form You turn ethereal, making you immune to all physical damage, but unable to attack or cast spells and your movement speed is reduced by 50%. Lasts for 15 sec. Use Ethereal Form again to shift out. Can be cast in Ghost Wolf. Enhancement Shaman - Tier 3 PvP Talent. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Talents
  • Haunt A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing [ 1 + 800% 500% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and increasing your damage dealt to the target by 20% for 15 15% for 10 sec. If the target dies, Haunt's cooldown is reset. Affliction Warlock - Level 15 Talent. 5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 25 sec cooldown.

Affliction
  • Affliction Warlock Increases damage/healing of Agony, Corruption, Drain Soul, Haunt, Phantom Singularity, Seed of Corruption, Siphon Life by 20% 25%. Increases periodic damage/healing of Agony, Corruption, Drain Soul, Haunt, Phantom Singularity, Seed of Corruption, Siphon Life by 20% 25%. Warlock - Affliction Spec.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Opportunity Strikes Your melee abilities have up to a 60% chance, based on the target's missing health, to trigger an extra attack that deals (160% of weapon damage) Physical damage and generates 5 Rage. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Ravager (Arms, Fury) Generates 7 Rage each time it deals damage.
  • Trauma Slam and Whirlwind Slam, Whirlwind, and Execute now cause the target to bleed for 25% additional damage over 6 sec. Multiple uses accumulate increased damage. 20 yd range. Instant.

Talents
  • Deadly Calm Battle Cry also reduces the Rage cost of your abilities by 100% 75% for the duration. Arms Warrior - Level 90 Talent.
  • Fervor of Battle Whirlwind deals 80% increased damage to your primary target. Arms Warrior - Level 45 Talent. 75 Talent.
  • Focused Rage Focus your rage on your next Mortal Strike, increasing its damage by 30%, stacking up to 3 times. Unaffected by the global cooldown. Arms Warrior - Level 75 90 Talent. 20 Rage. Melee range. Instant. 1.5 sec cooldown.
  • Frenzy Furious Slash increases your Haste by 5% for 10 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times. Fury Warrior - Level 90 Talent.
  • In For The Kill (New) Colossus Smash grants you 15% Haste for 8 sec. Arms Warrior - Level 90 Talent.
  • Opportunity Strikes Your melee abilities have up to a 60% chance, based on the target's missing health, to trigger an extra attack that deals (160% of weapon damage) Physical damage and generates 5 Rage. Arms Warrior - Level 100 Talent.
  • Ravager (Arms, Fury) Generates 7 Rage each time it deals damage.
  • Rend Wounds the target, causing (280% 150% of weapon damage) Physical damage instantly and an additional [ 5 + 111.8% [ 4 + 250% of AP ] Bleed damage over 15 8 sec. Arms Warrior - Level 45 Talent. 20 Rage 30 Rage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Titanic Might Increases the duration of Colossus Smash by 8 sec, and reduces its cooldown by 8 sec. Arms Warrior - Level 90 Talent. 75 Talent.
  • Trauma Slam and Whirlwind Slam, Whirlwind, and Execute now cause the target to bleed for 25% additional damage over 6 sec. Multiple uses accumulate increased damage. Arms Warrior - Level 90 Talent. 45 Talent.

Arms
  • Whirlwind Unleashes a whirlwind of steel, striking all enemies within 8 yards for (225% 270% of weapon damage) Physical damage. Warrior - Arms Spec. 25 Rage 30 Rage. Instant.

Fury
  • Fury Warrior Increases damage/healing of Bladestorm, Bladestorm Off-Hand, Bloodthirst, Dragon Roar, Execute, Execute Off-Hand, Furious Slash, Heroic Throw, Odyn's Fury, Raging Blow, Rampage, Shockwave, Storm Bolt, Whirlwind, Whirlwind Off-Hand by 5% 10%. Increases periodic damage/healing of Odyn's Fury by 5% 10%. Warrior - Fury Spec.

Protection

Item Effects
  • Ararat's Bloodmirrors (New) Shield Block and Spell Reflection gain 1 additional charge.
  • Arcane Barrage Procs Arcane Orb (New) Arcane Barrage has a 15% chance per Arcane Charge consumed to launch an Arcane Orb in front of you.
  • Archavon's Heavy Hand Mortal Strike refunds 8 Rage. costs 8 less Rage.
  • Arsenal: Gladiator's Weapons Collect the appearances of the Gladiator's weapons set. Transmog Set. Instant. and Merciless Gladiator's weapons sets. Transmog Set. Instant.
  • Arsenal: Merciless Gladiator's Weapons Collect the appearances of the Merciless Gladiator's weapons set. Transmog Set. Instant. Gladiator's and Merciless Gladiator's weapons sets. Transmog Set. Instant.
  • Behemoth Headdress (New) The duration of Tiger's Fury is increased by 0.4 sec per combo point spent.
  • Brimstone Beacon Instantly summon the Fiery Behemoth in Hyjal. Instant. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Bronze Drake Name changed from "Draconic Assistant" to "Bronze Drake". Grants the assistance of a bronze dragon. This dragon will drake. This drakewill hunt down and kill one of the elite enemies hidden in the dragonshrines. Instant. Reagents: Sands of Time.
  • Celerity of the Windrunners (New) Windburst grants you 15% Haste for 6 sec.
  • Chameleon Song Wild Growth has a 15% chance to grant you Incarnation: Tree of Life for until cancelled. 12 sec.
  • Chaos Theory (New) Blade Dance has a 15% chance to grant you Chaos Blades for 6 sec.
  • Chilled Heart Chains of Ice deals 1 damage for every 10 Runic Power you spend. Stacks up to 0 times. At 0 stacks, Chains of Ice also freezes the target for 0 sec. Every 1 sec, gain a stack of Cold Heart, causing your next Chains of Ice to deal [ 200% of AP ] Frost damage. Stacks up to 30 times. If Chains of Ice is used when you have 30 stacks of Cold Heart, the target will also be stunned in a block of ice for 5 sec.
  • Contained Infernal Core (New) Casting 10 Fireballs or Pyroblasts calls down a Meteor at your target.
  • Death Screamers (New) Festering Strike has a 100% chance to summon a Risen Skulker for 22 sec. This can only occur once every 60 sec.
  • Doorway to Nowhere Essence Font has a 20% chance to summon Chi-Ji for until cancelled. 15 sec.
  • Elegant Manabraid For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Ensemble: Chronoscryer's Finery Collect the appearances of the Chronomancer's Finery. 2 sec cast. Chronoscryer's Finery. 2 sec cast.
  • Ensemble: Der'izu Armor Name changed from "Ensemble: Marshcreeper Armor" to "Ensemble: Der'izu Armor". Collect the appearances of the Marshcreeper Armor armor set. Instant. Der'izu Armor set. Instant.
  • Ensemble: Epoch Sentinel's Mail Name changed from "Ensemble: Chains of the Chosen Dead" to "Ensemble: Epoch Sentinel's Mail".
  • Eternal Hunger Vengeful Retreat heals you for 30% of your maximum health. 25% of your maximum health and grants you 20% Leech for 8 sec.
  • Fire in the Deep Riptide has a Healing Rain has a 15% chance to grant you Ascendance for until cancelled. 6 sec.
  • Fury of Nature (New) While in Bear From, you deal 30% increased Nature and Arcane damage, and are healed for 30% of all Nature and Arcane damage done.
  • Glitzy Mana-Chain For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Heart of the Void (New) Void Eruption deals 400% increased damage and heals you for 40% of the damage done.
  • Increase Artifact Knowledge Read to gain new knowledge about your artifact, increasing the rate at which you earn Artifact Power. These notes can teach up to Artifact Knowledge level 50. 2 sec cast. 40. 2 sec cast.
  • Increase Artifact Knowledge Will allow you to reach Artifact Knowledge Level 35 40 when used in conjunction with all unused Artifact Research documents. Not usable if the pupil has already researched 35 40 or more Artifact Research documents. 2 sec cast.
  • Inner Hallation Power Word: Radiance has a 25% chance to grant you Power Infusion for until cancelled.0 9 sec.
  • Kam Xi'raff Name changed from "The Alabaster Lady" to "Kam Xi'raff". When T'uure is summoned, you gain Apotheosis for until cancelled. Using Light's Wrath reduces the mana cost of your damaging spells by 75% for 1 sec, increased by 1 sec per ally affected by your Atonement.
  • Locket of Magical Memories For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Mana-Cloaked Choker For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Manaforged Worry-Chain For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Managraphic Card For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Nightmare-Catcher Enter the Emerald Nightmare. 1.5 sec cast.Reagents: Nightmare-Catcher.
  • Oblivion's Embrace (New) Demon Spikes and Empower Wards gain 1 additional charge.
  • Parsel's Tongue (New) Cobra Shot increases the damage done by you and your pets by 1% and your leech by 2% for 8 sec, stacking up to 4 times.
  • Pillars of Inmost Ligiht (New) Eye of Tyr deals 300% increased damage and has 25% reduced cooldown.
  • Radiant Moonlight (New) Full Moon becomes Full Moon once more before resetting to New Moon.
  • Reaves Module: Failure Detection Mode Teach Reaves how to enter Mailbox Failure Detection Mode. 30 yd range. 2 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Sands of Time Manipulate the Sands of Time to choose one of two timelines. Instant. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Scarlet Inquisitor's Expurgation (New) Every 2 sec, gain 10% increased damage to your next Divine Storm, stacking up to 30 times.
  • Shattered Fragments of Sindragosa (New) Casting 8 Frostbolts or Flurries calls down a Comet Storm at your target.
  • Smoldering Heart Name changed from "Spark of Ra-den" to "Smoldering Heart". Each Elemental Overload increases the bonus Lighting Bolt or Chain Lightning damage from Stormkeeper by 0%. Earth Shock has a 20% chance and Earthquake has a 10% chance to grant you Ascendance for 10 sec.
  • Soul of the Battlelord Gain one of the following talents based on your specialization: Arms: Deadly Calm Fury: Carnage Protection: Vengeance Massacre Protection: Vengeance
  • Soul of the Farseer Gain one of the following talents based on your specialization: Elemental: Echo of the Elements Enhancement: Landslide Restoration: Echo of the Elements Tempest Restoration: Echo of the Elements
  • Soul of the Huntmaster Gain one of the following talents based on your specialization: Beast Mastery: Dire Stable Bestial Fury Marksmanship: Lock and Load Survival: Serpent Sting
  • Soul of the Netherlord Gain one of the following talents based on your specialization: Affliction: Death's Embrace Demonology: Shadowy Inspiration Destruction: Eradication Grimoire of Synergy Destruction: Eradication
  • Soulflayer's Corruption (New) Blood Plague gains 100% increased damage and healing.
  • Stormcallers of the Ascendant (New) Rockbiter has a 10% chance to grant you Ascendance for 10 sec.
  • Stormstout's Last Gasp Name changed from "PH - Blackout Kick Grants Effuse Stacks" to "Stormstout's Last Gasp". Blackout Kick reduces the cost and casting time of your next Effuse by 10% and increases its healing by 25%, stacking up to 10 times. Keg Smash gains 1 additional charge and has 25% increased radius.
  • Subtle Chronometer For all your lamp polishing needs. Note: requires elbow grease. Instant. Reagents: Grimy Lamp. Instant.
  • Swelter Taking Fire damage increases your movement speed by 50% for 3 sec.This may only occur once every proccooldown sec.
  • The Alabaster Lady (New) Prayer of Mending has a 15% chance to grant you Apotheosis for 8 sec.
  • The Curse of Restlessness (New) Restless Blades reduces the cooldown of Curse of the Dreadblades by 0.25 sec per combo point spent.
  • The Empty Crown (New) Kingsbane generates 0 Energy over 5 sec.
  • The First of the Dead (New) Symbols of Death grants 30 Energy and increases your damage done by 10% for 8 sec.
  • The Great Storm's Eye (New) Bladestorm increases your movement speed by 10% and your damage done by 6% for 6 sec, increasing periodically and stacking up to 6 times.
  • The Master Harvester (New) Each Soul Shard you spend has a 10% chance to grant you Soul Harvest for 8 sec.
  • The Topless Tower Holy Shock has a Light of Dawn has a 10% chance to grant you Avenging Wrath for until cancelled. 8 sec.
  • The Wind Blows (New) Strike of the Windlord has 20% reduced cooldown and makes your next Blackout Kick cost no Chi.
  • Unseen Predator's Cloak (New) Gain 10% increased critical strike chance against enemies burning from your Explosive Trap.
  • Valarjar Berserkers (New) Rampage critical strikes generate 6 Rage.
  • Vantus Rune: Kil'jaeden Increase Versatility by 1,500 while fighting Kil'jaeden within the Tome Tomb of Sargeras. You can only use one Vantus Rune per week, and the effect lasts for the entire week. Instant.
  • Water Stone Name changed from "The Broken Hook" to "Water Stone". Unlocks the Extreme Angler's appearance for the Underlight Angler. 1.5 sec cast. Crush the globe, releasing the water inside. Instant.



Artifact Powers
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Blood
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 2) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 10% and increases healing recieved by an additional 10%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 10%.
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 3) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 15% and increases healing recieved by an additional 15%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 15%.
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 4) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 20% and increases healing recieved by an additional 20%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 20%.
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 5) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 25% and increases healing recieved by an additional 25%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 25%.
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 6) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 30% and increases healing recieved by an additional 30%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 30%.
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 7) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 35% and increases healing recieved by an additional 35%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 35%.
  • Vampiric Fangs (Rank 8) Increases the maximum hit points granted by Vampiric Blood Vampiric Blood increases your maximum health by an additional 40% and increases healing recieved by an additional 40%. all healing and absorbs received by an additional 40%.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Protection
  • Eye of Tyr (Rank 1) Releases a blinding flash from Truthguard, causing [ 1 + 270% of AP ] Holy damage to all nearby enemies within 8 yds and reducing all damage they deal to you by 25% for 9 sec.

Retribution

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Shadow
  • Call to the Void (Rank 1) Mind Flay has a chance to spawn a Void Tentacle Tendril that channels Mind Flay at your target for 10 sec.
  • Lash of Insanity (Rank 1) Void Tendrils summoned by Call to the Void generate 3 Insanity for you when the they deal damage with Mind Flay.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Affliction
  • Wrath of Consumption (Rank 1) After you kill a target, your damage over time effects deal 2% 1% increased damage for the next 20 sec, stacking up to 5 times.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Arms
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 1) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 10%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 2) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 20%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 3) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 30%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 4) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 40%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 5) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 50%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 6) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 60%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 7) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 70%.
  • Precise Strikes (Rank 8) Colossus Smash reduces the Rage cost increases the critical strike chance of your next Mortal Strike or Execute by 80%.
  • Shattered Defenses (Rank 1) After using Colossus Smash, your next Mortal Strike or Execute gains 30% increased critical strike chance and deals 30% additional damage. deals 60% additional damage.
  • Will of the First King (Rank 1) Whirlwind critical strikes generate 2 Rage. 1 Rage.

Fury
  • Juggernaut (Rank 1) Execute increases damage dealt by Execute by 5% for 6 8 sec, stacking up to 99 times.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Adventure Journal
Instances
  • The Deaths of Chromie (New) - Description: "Travel through time to help Chromie prevent her own assassination! Head to Wyrmrest Temple in Northrend to begin your adventure together." Item #151692.
  • The Deaths of Chromie (New) - Description: "Travel through time to help Chromie prevent her own assassination! Head to Wyrmrest Temple in Northrend to begin your adventure together." Item #151694.
  • The Deaths of Chromie (New) - Description: "Travel through time to help Chromie prevent her own assassination! Head to Wyrmrest Temple in Northrend to begin your adventure together." Item #151693.
  • The Deaths of Chromie (New) - Description: "Travel through time to help Chromie prevent her own assassination! Head to Wyrmrest Temple in Northrend to begin your adventure together." Item #151695.

Player vs Player
  • Brawl: Deep Six (New) - Description: "Group size shrinks down to an intimate 6v6 in selected battlegrounds" Item #147203.
  • Brawl: Deepwind Dunk - Description: "Race to claim balls from the maps center and score points on your enemies basket." Item #147203.
  • Brawl: Hotmogu - Description: "Kotmogu heats up with movement speed and the ability to pass the Orb like a hot potato." Item #147203. to allies." Item #147203.

Character Titles
  • Cruel Gladiator %s (New)
  • Ferocious Gladiator %s (New)
  • Timelord %s (New)

Difficulties
Normal
  • Timewalking (New) - Players: 14. Toggle: Event.

Factions
Classic -> Alliance
  • Stormwind - One of the last bastions of human power, this Alliance capital is ruled by the prodigal king, Varian Wrynn. young but wise king, Anduin Wrynn.

LFG Dungeons
Events
  • Trial of Style - It's the Trial of Style! Flaunt your transmog skills to win the grand prize! Map: Trial of Style. Roles: 6 damage. first place! Map: Trial of Style. Level 1-110. Roles: 6 damage.

Map Areas
Broken Isles
  • Stormheim > Runeaxe Training Grounds - Name changed from "Stormheim > Runeaxe Traning Grounds" to "Stormheim > Runeaxe Training Grounds".

Kalimdor
  • Winterspring > Caverns of Consumption (New)

Map Difficulties
  • Black Temple - 33 (New) - Max players: 30.

Scenarios
The Deaths of Chromie
  • Step 01: Looking for Leads - Speak with the four Dragonshrine Dragonflight Ambassadors to look for clues.

World Safe Locations
Northrend
  • 7.2.5 Chromie Scenario - Port Out (New)



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BOOST2_WARLOCKAFF_FEAR - Use |cFFFFFFFFFear|r frighten your target. to frighten your target.
  • CURRENCY_SEASON_TOTAL - Season Total Earned: %s%d %s%s
  • CURRENCY_TOTAL (New) - Total: %s%s
  • CURRENCY_TOTAL_CAP - Total Maximum: %s%d/%d %s%s/%s
  • CURRENCY_WEEKLY_CAP - Weekly Maximum: %s%d/%d %s%s/%s
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_342 (New) - You should remove the cannon's Heavy Iron Plating first.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_343 (New) - You should remove the cannon's Electrokinetic Defense Grid first.
  • TRANSMOGRIFY_ILLUSION_INVALID_ITEM - The equipped item This weapon appearance cannot be transmogrified with enchants.
by Published on 2017-05-24 12:08 AM

Overwatch Sale: Amazon has Overwatch: Origins Edition on sale.

New Plush and In-Game Pet: Meet Squirky, Take Out the Head, Levantus, WowCraft

WoW Token Was Temporarily Disabled
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I've just learned that we've disabled WoW Tokens for the time being - this is intentional, and not a bug, but is being looked into.

I don't have details to share on the 'why' or the 'when will they be back' questions you inevitably have, but I'll update you as I can.

Thanks for your patience!

I don't have an exact answer, but I don't expect this to be a long-term downtime or anything. We hope to have a fix in an hour or so pending a disaster, but, again, I can't be 100% sure and just want to stress I don't have an official ETA.


Tokens should have just gone back up.

Thanks again for your patience everyone!

Patch 7.2.5 PTR - Build Deploy Delayed
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hit a bit of a speed bump with the deploy. Work is continuing but we may have a couple more hours before the build is up and running. Thanks again for your patience.

Patch 7.2.5 - Arms/Fury and Draught of Souls Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Arms/Fury and Draught of Souls
For Arms and Fury Warriors, we’re going to scale down the damage of Draught of Souls in the next build for the 7.2.5 PTR.

Specifically, we’re aiming for a roughly 40% reduction in the effectiveness of Draught of Souls. For those two specs, it’s a trinket that is extremely valuable due to its interaction with Battle Cry. We’ve already tuned other forthcoming on-use trinkets that drop in Tomb of Sargeras for Arms and Fury with the same modifier to compensate for Battle Cry’s effectiveness in boosting trinkets of this kind. Our goal is for new trinkets to have more similar power levels between various specs, while leaving Draught of Souls in a place where it remains competitive for Arms and Fury.

We’re making sure to consider this trinket change as we update Warriors in Patch 7.2.5. With this in mind, Fury damage has been increased by 5% across the board. Arms is currently in the middle of receiving some heavy mechanical changes which will require a deeper look into their overall performance, and we’ll account for this change when we do our final tuning.

We don’t want Draught of Souls to define DPS Warriors for the remainder of the expansion, but we do want Warriors who have one to be able to make good use of it as they progress through Tomb of Sargeras.

Thank you for all of your feedback!

Overwatch Anniversary Event Live
Check out the new skins, emotes, maps, and more! Log in for a free loot box from now until June 12, 2017.

by Published on 2017-05-23 05:27 PM

Community Highlights: Podcasts, Cosplays, and Necromancer Video Content

The Hearthstone Global Games - Week 7

New Plush and In-Game Pet: Meet Squirky!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve added a new member to the murloc family. Meet Squirky! This cuddly bit of sunshine will mrgrrgrgllll straight into your heart, both as a cuddly plush and as an in-game pet you can capture and take along on your adventures.

Squirky Murloc Plush
“Off the coast of Azsuna lies Seabreak Isle, home to the wild and secretive Squigglefin tribe. We’ve heard rumors of intrepid explorers who’ve successfully domesticated young Squigglefin, called ‘Squirkies,’ but no one’s sure if it can actually be done. Grab a Squirky plush and find out for yourself! Measures 7” tall, made of polyester.”


Purchase your Squirky plush today!

Squirky Battle Pet
Looking to add to your in-game pet collection? Be prepared to face dangers untold just off the coast of Azsuna on Seabreak Isle. These elite members of the Squigglefin tribe aren’t going to be happy about your visit to their little home, but if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find Squirky among them. Summon your veteran pet battle team into action, and make him a part of your own band of merry battle pets.


Good luck, collectors!

Breaching the Tomb
The next step of Breaching the Tomb is available now. Head to the Broken Shore to pick up Take Out the Head from Maiev, rewarding 3000 x Nethershard. This will also grant another 1500 Armies of Legionfall reputation.



World Boss - Levantus
Levantus is up this week! He drops item level 860 gear and a Blood Relic. Shaman can also get the The Warmace of Shirvallah hidden artifact appearance for Doomhammer.






Bonus Event - Cataclysm Timewalking
Cataclysm Timewalking is back this week.





WowCraft - Ep 36: Darkness Called
Another episode of WowCraft has been released.

by Published on 2017-05-22 11:06 PM

ZOMBS.io - a new Zombie tower defense game. Build your base and defend it against zombies at night!

Community Highlights: Podcasts, Cosplays, and Necromancer Video Content

What Happened in Hearthstone? Taking a Look Back at May 15 - 21

Patch 7.2 Hotfixes - May 22
You can see the Artifact Knowledge multipliers here.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Achievements
  • Grand Opening” now requires 8 spotlights activated during the Chronomatic Anomaly encounter (was 12).

Classes

Class Hall
  • Artifact Knowledge can now be researched to a maximum level of 40 (was 50).
    • Developers’ Notes: We raised the Knowledge cap from 40 to 50 very late in the 7.2 PTR cycle, out of an abundance of caution: We wanted to ensure that players of all playstyles, as well as alt characters, would view the Concordance trait as accessible. However, between the additional Artifact Power gains added in 7.2 and others that were hotfixed in after the patch released, we’re now well ahead of that mark. Knowledge 40 now seems more than sufficient for players to reach Concordance, and the prospect of months’ worth of additional Knowledge still left to research makes some players feel like their efforts in the interim aren’t meaningful. Therefore, we’re rolling the cap back to 40.

Player versus Player
  • Deepwind Dunk is now 15 minutes long, and each player killed during Deepwind Dunk awards 5 points.
  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
    • Attacking a Judged target will now cause Judge Unworthy to only spread that target's Judgment, instead of all your nearby Judgments.
    • Judge Unworthy can now spread Judgment to targets that are under the effects of crowd-control abilities.
    • Damage from Lawbringer can no longer cause Judge Unworthy to spread Judgment.

UI
  • Players using Korean and Chinese clients can now chat in public chat channels on the Broken Shore.

WoW Arena Championship Cup #3: Sign Up Now!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Signups are open for Cup #3 and we’re waiting for YOU to become the next WoW Arena champions. The final 8 teams will be broadcast live on Twitch, on Saturday June 10th at 11:00am PDT, so whether you’re competing, curious or just plain old crazy about esports—you can find out how to get involved below. See you on June 10th!

All About Tournaments
  • The events are 3v3 Arena Tournaments on live realms.
  • There is a double-elimination bracket, so watch out!
  • Team rosters are 4-player, but you can sign-up with 3.
  • All series are best-of-5.
  • Tournament Mode is required; all gear is normalized and honor talents and artifact power are maximized

All About Prize Pools
  • 1st place: $3,000, 160 points
  • 2nd place: $1,500, 80 points
  • 3rd place: $1,000, 36 points
  • 4th place: $500, 20 points
  • 5th and 6th places: 12 points each

All About Rosters
  • Didn’t finish in the top 6 in the first tournament? Not a problem! Teams can change their team members as often as they want, until points are earned. Once you have points on the board, your teams are set in stone. Well, except. . .
  • Teams who earn points are allotted one roster swap without consequences.
  • After the free swap, there is an automatic 50% reduction to your points tally.
  • If you want to know more, read our official Championship rules below.

Signups for NA Cup #3 Are Live!
  • Signups are live!
  • Signups will be open until 9:00am PDT on Monday, June 5th.
  • Teams will be seeded by the rating they achieve as signups close.
  • Bracket play starts on the 7th, and plays through the 8th May (if a second day is needed).
  • The last 8 teams will be broadcast live on Twitch on Saturday, June 10th starting at 11:00am PDT.
  • We’re excited to partner-up with GCDTV, who will be helping us out with all that has to happen behind the scenes (which is a lot).
  • The full rules and regs—plus the essential player handbook—can be found here.
  • Dates and signups for future cups will be coming soon!

Cup Dates For Your Diary
  • Cup #4: Final 8 broadcast Saturday, July 29th
  • Cup #5: Final 8 broadcast Saturday, August 5th

Want To Run Your Own Tournament?
We would love to see more of these! The more community involvement the better and there are some seriously solid reasons for doing it. Community-run tournaments directly impact which teams end up in the Arena World Championships, as all approved community-run events award points. If you’re interested, here’s what you should do: read the guide, fill out the application form and send in it to us. If you have any questions about running your own event, get in touch. We’re here to help and want you to create as many community events as it’s possible to have.

Con Before the Storm
Podcasters, streamers, pro teams, artists, news sites and fan sites come together for Con Before the Storm, which will be on Thursday Nov. 2nd. Their Kickstarter is coming to an end in the next week, so don't miss out if you want to contribute.



FinalBossTV #140 - Windwalker Monks
This week FinalBossTV focuses on Windwalker Monks.

by Published on 2017-05-21 10:40 PM

Diablo 3 PTR Patch 2.6.0.45634

Congratulations to the European Spring Playoffs Top 8 - Results, Decks, VoDs

Addon - RelicInspector
RelicInspector lets you see additional information about relic items and the relics socketed into Artifact Weapons:

  • Lists all of the specs a Relic will work for.
  • Lists the effect a relic has for your off-specs.
  • Lists the item level, type, trait, and effect of relics in other player's Artifact Weapons.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Missing frost trait Relic in Tomb. Any reasons? Howling Blast relic havent been in raid since EN.
There’s a Shadow relic with the trait you’re looking for, dropped by a boss whose name rhymes with "Lil Maiden". (WarcraftDevs)

7.2 patch notes says you can right click class tokens to give you a set item. Not working with ICC tokens. Intended or bug?
This is intended. The ICC tokens are valid for multiple slots, so you'll still visit the vendor to choose the one you want. (WarcraftDevs)

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 are your thoughts on creating/designing rewards around the top % of players? As a player it feels like developers are afraid of making exclusive rewards in games hard to obtain, or only available for a short period of time, as the remaining x% (majority of playerbase) will never get to obtain said rewards. Which leads to a lot of the coolest rewards being easily attainable, thus making getting a really cool skin, or mount not feel rewarding as it was trivial to get, and everyone has it.
I’m a big fan of exclusive, prestige rewards for the best players. Having something that aspirational has benefits I believe even for players who have little chance of ever earning them.

That said, I don’t think it’s the right design to have great rewards for the best players and only hopes and dreams for everyone else.

If you unpack player motivations for earning a piece of content, they usually fall out into buckets like this:

  • I want to show off what a bad ass I am.
  • I want to express what kind of player I am.
  • The content has power and I need it to stay competitive.
  • It’s something fun.

Bullet 1 is definitely there to serve the top percent of players. Bullet 2 is less about recognition and more about communicating to other players about who I am. I’d be careful about locking those kind of rewards away to the top percent. You can get away with locking up a little bit of power under the justification that it gets more relevant at the more competitive upper end of the player base, but you have to be careful. Bullet 4 is where it’s easy to get into trouble where players are just in love with something (and not just because it symbolizes achievement). For category 4, I’d make the rewards highly available. (Source)



Build of the Month - May 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$225
KeyboardLogitech G710+$83
MouseLogitech G502$56
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$38

Unicorn

MonitorDell U2715H Monitor$470
KeyboardCorsair K70$100
MouseRazer Naga Chroma$63
SpeakersLogitech Z523$75


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

Puppy

Updated May 21, 2017
$631
Case Carbide Series 200R$59
Power Supply EVGA 600B$48
CPU Intel i3-7100$115
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$25
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$140
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$74
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$100
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Dolphin

Updated May 21, 2017
$839
Case Carbide Series 200R$59
Power Supply EVGA 600B$48
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$25
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$140
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$74
Graphics Card GTX 1060 3GB$160
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$73
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 May 21, 2017
$1185
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$60
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W$80
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S$58
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$150
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$127
Graphics Card GTX 1060$230
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$100
$108
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20

Unicorn

Updated May 21, 2017
$1333
Case Corsair Air 540$128
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$90
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$90
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$150
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$127
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$230
$370
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$120
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$138
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$20


Heroes of the Storm - Nexus Challenge Final Days
The final day of the Nexus Challenge is upon us! It is your last chance to earn Overwatch and Heroes rewards.



Dark Legacy Comics #585
DLC #585 has been released!


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