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The Nighthold - Raid Boss Strategy Guide and Loot
by Published on 2017-01-19 06:55 PM

World Boss - Ana-Mouz, January 18 Hotfixes, Blue Posts, Tweets, UnderWatched

Mythic Keystone Reward Increases
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the opening of the Nighthold on Normal and Heroic difficulties, the maximum item level for Warforged or Titanforged items is now 925. Any item that could previously drop at or above item level 895 can now reach a maximum of 925.

Next week, when Mythic Nighthold releases, we’ll be increasing the cap on Mythic Keystone dungeon rewards from 12 to 15 (at 5 item levels per difficulty level). If you’re able to complete a Level 15 Keystone run this week, you’ll have a Mythic 15 reward waiting for you in your Order Hall cache next week.

Curious Coin Drop Rate Increased
You can spend Curious Coin at Xur'ios in Dalaran. Keep in mind that the non recipe items are randomly rotated daily.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I'll pull this one out of stealth, the drop-rate of Curious Coins was indeed increased with 7.1.5.


Level Type Name Cost
110Junk Mote of Light50 × 
40Mount Arcadian War Turtle150 × 
110Leatherworking Pattern Recipe: Leather Love Seat1 × 
110Engineering Schematic Schematic: Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix1 × 
110Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Flamespike1 × 
110Enchanting Formula Formula: Soul Fibril1 × 
110Inscription Technique Technique: Straszan Mark1 × 
110Shoulder Boon of the Nether50 × 
1Other Ingram's Puzzle50 × 
110Other Gjallar's "Horn"50 × 
110Other Krota's Shield50 × 


Class Balance Question
Celestalon asked a fun question on Twitter about class balance.
Originally Posted by Celestalon (Blue Tracker)
Interesting game balance design question that we commonly deal with, but I'd love to hear you all's thoughts on:

Suppose you're in the following situation: Class X has 3 specs, A, B, and C. With equal gearlevel/skill, they average 100, 80, 70 dps.

However, since A wins in theory, the more skilled/geared players prefer A. This results in numbers looking more like 100, 70, 50 on average.

You want to better balance the specs of this class. How much do you buff/nerf each spec?

(Assume the specs have their niches, but these numbers are across a whole raid tier on average. Most other classes are at 100.)
by Published on 2017-01-19 03:26 AM

Spellbook Duel is This Week's Brawl!

World Boss - Ana-Mouz
An extra world boss is up for the next few days! Be sure to kill Ana-Mouz in Suramar for chance at item level 860 items and a Fel Relic.



Patch 7.1.5 Hotfixes - January 18
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Brawler's Guild
  • Players that queue with a challenge card should reliably fight the creature on their challenge card after losing a rumble.
  • Carl's lava waves should no longer damage players outside of the Brawler's Guild arena.
  • During the G.G. Engineering challenge, the Shielded damage reduction buff is now immediately removed from Max Megablast or Bo Bobble when the active Shield Generator they are standing near is destroyed.
  • The Brawler's Potion of Prolonged Power should now share a cooldown with other potions that increase damage.
  • Strange Thing's uninterruptible casts should not be interruptible by any means.
  • Strange Thing’s debuffs can no longer be dispelled by players.

Classes

Class Halls
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players from queueing Artifact Knowledge Research Work Orders.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Fixed a bug where Mists of Pandaria dungeon items were dropping with an incorrect level requirement.

Items
  • (Frost Mage) Zann'esu Journey: should no longer sometimes increase the damage of Blizzard after the item is unequipped.
  • Convergence of Fates: now activates 70% less often for Retribution Paladins (other specs unaffected).
  • (Demonology Warlock) Feretory of Souls: can now generate a Soul Shard when the Warlock casts Demonbolt, Hand of Gul’dan, Implosion, or Shadowflame.
  • Whispers in the Dark: casting speed increase has been reduced by 15%.
  • Spontaneous Appendages: the damage done by the spontaneous appendages generated by Spontaneous Appendages has been increased by 65%.

Legion Companion App
  • Added notifications for Android.

Player versus Player
  • Stamina increased by 10% for all specs.
  • Primary stat (Strength/Agility/Intellect) decreased by 5% for all non-healing specs.
  • Damage reduced by 5% for all healing specs (Restoration Druid, Mistweaver Monk, Holy Paladin, Discipline Priest, Holy Priest, and Restoration Shaman).
  • Players can no longer interact with flags in Arathi Basin when Greater Fade is active.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Echoing Stars now deals 25% less damage to players.
      • Starfall now deals 25% less damage to players.

Professions
  • Archaeology
    • The "Headmaster/Headmistress" title should now be correctly rewarded when Elya Azuremoon is defeated during the Nar'thalas event.

Quests
  • Margaux will now reliably reappear where players pick up the quest "Where It's Made: Arcwine", if she despawns at any point during the quest.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Touch of a Titan
The Essences of Aman'thul can be obtained from the following sources:

  • Nighthold Raid Bosses
  • Weekly Mythic Keystone Cache
  • Emissary Bags
  • PvP Weekly Quests
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Legion PvP Season 1 Rewards
Some players did not receive their titles as expected - we are aware of this. We have a fix that will be deployed during realm restarts which should be happening within the next 24 hours. We’ve made sure that all eligible players are flagged correctly, and we expect this distribution to go smoothly.

We appreciate your patience with this, and thank you for your understanding. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Holy shit can I please stop being dumped into silvershard mines with 3 BM hunters. 3 BM hunters on any team is an instant loss.
what's your top BM Hunters In PvP complaint? (Muffinus)

Thanks for being the BM Hunter hero we needed with regards to the tier set and Hati. If I could give you a bonus I would.
Can't take credit, all of these things were done by the class team before I said anything, they are pretty on top of stuff (Muffinus)

Karazhan
i thought lfg for Karazhan was coming in 7.1.5? or is that later?
That's for Patch 7.2 (WarcraftDevs)

UnderWatched - Ep 4 Relove Relax
Another episode of UnderWatched has been released.

by Published on 2017-01-18 01:18 AM

Update: The hotfix notes were edited to add Warrior PvP hotfixes and correct the Feral Druid PvP template Agility amount.

The Nighthold Cinematic, Humongris, WotLK Timewalking, Talent Tome Cost Hotfix

Patch 7.1.5 Hotfixes - January 17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Brawler’s Guild
  • Last season's Brawler's Guild passes have been removed from the Black Market Auction House.
  • Players who reach rank 8 in Brawler's Guild should now reliably receive the "Brawler" title.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Emerald Nightmare
    • Mythic Emerald Nightmare now allows cross-realm raid groups.
    • The Premade Group Finder now supports forming and searching for Mythic Emerald Nightmare groups.
  • Karazhan
    • Druids can now ride a Rodent of Unusual Size while shapeshifted.

Professions
  • Inscription
    • The crafting costs for Tome of the Tranquil Mind and Codex of the Tranquil Mind have been significantly reduced.
    • The Glyph of the Inquisitor's Eye will no longer disappear after the player logs out and back in.

Classes

Items

Player versus Player
  • Many of the PvP changes below are still in-testing and will be applied to the live game as soon as they are ready.
  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • Frost Death Knight PvP template Strength reduced to 75% (was 80%).
      • Frost Death Knight PvP template Mastery reduced to 25% (was 100%), Haste has been increased to 150% (was 100%), and Critical Strike increased to 125% (was 100%)
      • Breath of Sindragosa's damage is reduced by 40% in PvP.
      • Chill Streak's damage and timing has changed to allow more counterplay from the enemy team:
        • Chill Streak now deals 3% of the target's health in damage (was 8%).
        • Chill Streak now bounces 9 times (was 5).
        • Chill Streak will now bounce to a target within 8 yards (was 15 yards).
        • Chill Streak now has a slightly longer delay before bouncing.

      • Frozen Center's root now breaks on damage caused by effects other than Frost Fever and Remorseless Winter.
      • Tundra Stalker's bonus Frost Strike damage on snared targets is now 15% (was 25%).

  • Demon Hunter

  • Druid
    • You can no longer stack Ferocious Wound on targets.
    • Balance Druids’ PvP template Mastery has been reduced to 25% (was 100%), Haste increased to 125% (was 100%), Versatility increased to 125% (was 100%), and Critical Strike increased to 125% (was 100%).
    • Feral Druids’ PvP template Agility has been reduced to 90% (was 100%).
    • Guardian
      • Intimidating Roar now has diminishing returns in the Disorient category (was the Incapacitate category).
      • Overrun now has diminishing returns in the Stun category.
      • Overrun's cooldown has been increased to 25 seconds.
      • Sharpened Claws now increases the damage of Swipe and Thrash by 50% (was 100%).

  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Mages’ PvP template Master has been reduced to 25% (was 100%), Versatility increased to 100% (was 50%), and Critical Strike increased to 125% (was 100%).
      • Arcane Blast now deals normal damage in PvP situations (was an additional 5%).
      • Overpowered increases the damage of Arcane Power to 45% in PvP (was 70%).
      • Unstable Magic deals 30% additional Arcane Blast damage in PvP (was 50%). Unchanged for Fire and Frost Mages.
    • Fire
      • World in Flames now reduces the cast time of Flamestrike by 1.25 seconds (was 2 seconds).
      • World in Flames now increases the damage of Flamestrike by 20% (was 30%).
      • Flamestrike now deals 90% damage in PvP situations (was 100%).
      • Meteor now deals 70% damage in PvP (was 100%).
    • Frost
      • Damage caused by Chilled to the Bone no longer breaks crowd control effects.
      • Chilled to the Bone's damage has been increased by 250%.
      • Concentrated Coolness now increases the damage of Frozen Orb by 250%.
      • Burst of Cold now increases the damage of Cone of Cold by 800%.

  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • The damage of Vampiric Touch is reduced by 25% in PvP situations.

  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Curse of Shadows increases magical damage over time effects by 20% (was 30%).
      • Death's Embrace increases Corruption, Unstable Affliction, and Agony damage by 50% (was 100%).
      • Endless Affliction increases the duration of Unstable Affliction by 3 seconds (was 4).
      • Rot and Decay now only increases the duration of the Unstable Affliction with the shortest remaining duration.
    • Destruction
      • Chaos Bolt deals normal damage in PvP situations (was an additional 10% damage).
      • Focused Chaos now increases Chaos Bolt damage by 75% (was 100%).
      • Firestone now grants an additional 75% Critical Strike (was 100%).
  • Warrior
    • Disarm's duration has been reduced to 6 seconds, down from 8.
    • Arms
      • Sharpen Blade reduces healing taken by 50%, down from 70%.
      • Fixed an issue where the damage reduction of Duel was not applying to targets correctly.
    • Fury
      • Death Wish now stacks up to 10 times, down from 15
    • Protection
      • Protection Warriors' PvP template Strength has been reduced to 95% (was 100%).
by Published on 2017-01-17 10:36 PM

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The Nighthold - Gul'dan Defeat Cinematic
Spoilers ahead! Hopefully you are prepared.



WoWProgress Updated
WoWProgress is ready to go for the progression race! Congratulations to Pretty Standard for completing Normal Nighthold.



Legion PvP Season 1 Reward Distribution
Legion PvP Season 1 rewards are finally going out today.



World Boss - Humongris
Pocket Wizard is up this week, so you can head to Val'sharah to kill Humongris for a chance at item level 860 items and a Iron Relic.



Weekly Event - Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
Wrath of the Light King Timewalking is back this week.





Talent Tome Cost Hotfix
It is now cheaper to make Talent Tomes, just in time for tonight's raid!
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
by Published on 2017-01-16 06:58 PM

The Nighthold Opens This Week
Normal and Heroic versions of The Nighthold open this week! Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 open next week.








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.

Tier 19 Armor Sets
The Nighthold drops Tier 19 armor set pieces directly for players on personal loot and tokens on other loot methods.



Icy Veins - Nighthold Guides
Our friends over at Icy Veins are finishing up their Nighthold guides, so be sure to take a look so that you are ready to go this week.



Legendary Item Upgrades
With the Nighthold release, you can now pick up the Touch of a Titan quest in Dalaran to start on the path to upgrading existing legendary items. New items will have a higher item level when they drop.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since the release of Patch 7.1.5, we've received a number of questions relating to the Nighthold Legendary item upgrades and how that process will work. We'd like to provide some clarity on what you can expect next week.

When the Nighthold opens next week, players who have acquired at least one Legion Legendary item will find a quest in Dalaran to upgrade a Legendary from item level 910 to 940. This quest involves collecting a number of Essences of Aman’thul, which can be found in the following locations:

  • Nighthold Raid Bosses
  • Weekly Mythic Keystone Cache
  • Emissary Bags
  • PvP Weekly Quests

Once you have completed the quest, you'll be given a Distilled Titan Essence, which can be consumed to upgrade a Legion Legendary item to level 940. The quest is repeatable, so you'll be able to earn as many Distilled Titan Essences as you need to upgrade any Legendaries you have.

Additionally, once the Nighthold is open, any new Legendaries you discover will already be item level 940. Note that this does not apply retroactively to Emissary Bags that you may already have in your inventory when the time comes. Only new bags earned after the Nighthold is open have the chance to reward an item level 940 Legendary.

Will it be available on all levels of NH?
These will drop in all difficulties of the Nighthold, LFR included.

WoWDB Addon Data Collection
Quickly populating the database with new additions is done with the help of many players. The more people that contribute data, the more accurate and quickly we can update the database.

To help out, just click here if you have Curse App already installed. You can confirm this worked by clicking the gear icon, going to the Addon options, and scrolling down to the bottom to see "Enable WoWDB Profiler".

When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Curse App will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon.


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