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by Published on 2020-01-28 04:11 AM

Changes Coming with the Weekly Reset / Maintenance
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Here’s a reminder that tomorrow morning, we’re going to see some significant changes:
  • Ny’alotha will open for Mythic difficulty and the first wing of Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Mythic Keystone dungeons at +7 or higher, as well as PvP Rank 2 or higher, will now award end-of-run items that scale up to item level 465 (at Mythic +15 and Gladiator, respectively).
  • Weekly chests for Mythic Keystone and PvP activities now contain Season 4 items, which are always Corrupted (if the item is eligible – trinkets cannot be Corrupted).
  • Weekly chest rewards now scale up to item level 475, and do not Warforge/Titanforge.

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - January 27, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented eligible players from receiving credit for It’s Not a Cult if a raid member died during the N’Zoth the Corruptor encounter on Normal or Heroic difficulties.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Credit for rare creatures in the Vale of Eternal Twilight and Vision of the Twisting Sands is now shared.
  • The Spirit Drinker creatures should no longer get stuck in an immune state.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Corrected an issue that prevented Protection Paladins’ Blessed Hammer (Talent) from dealing damage to Wrathion, Drest'agath, and Il’gynoth.
    • Wrathion
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players from looting Wrathion if he was defeated while transitioning.
    • Maut
      • The amount of mana gained by Maut through Dark Offering has been increased on Normal difficulty.
      • Mana gained by Maut through Devour Manifestation has been increased on Normal difficulty.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Harvest Thoughts no longer counts player pets and guardians when dividing the damage and Sanity loss effect.
      • Slightly expanded the distance at which melee characters can attack Exposed Synapses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.

Horrific Visions
  • Fixed an issue where Split Personality and Dark Delusions removed players from stealth.

Lesser Visions
  • Starting with this week’s resets, the first Lesser Vision daily quest of the week now gives 3000 Coalescing Visions (was 2000 Coalescing Visions).

Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Gladiator’s Spite’s on-use ability cooldown has been reduced to 60 seconds (was 90 seconds).
  • Humming Black Dragonscale’s levitation effect no longer triggers if the player is affected by a Neural Silencer or Magical Intrusion Dampener.
  • Writhing Segment of Drest'agath's damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Echoing Void (Corrupted Effect) can now only trigger from abilities that are on the global cooldown.
    • Echoing Void can now be removed by abilities that dispel Magic effects.
    • Twisted Appendage’s (Corrupted Effect) health has been reduced to 1% of the player’s maximum health (was 20%).
    • The ground spell effect indicating Eye of Corruption's (Corrupted Effect) radius of effect is now easier to see on sloped terrain.
    • Lingering Psychic Shell
      • Now applies an absorb shield that prevents 80% of incoming damage, up to the amount of damage indicated on the item.
      • While inside Ny'alotha, the Waking City instance, the wearer’s Corruption Resistance increases the total amount of damage absorbed by up to 50%.
        • Developers’ note: Due to several issues with this trinket, we have changed its functionality to be more intuitive. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch to more accurately reflect the trinket's functionality.
    • Twisted Appendages (Corrupted Effect) can no longer be struck by area-of-effect attacks such as Mages’ Arcane Explosion.
    • Killing Twisted Appendages no longer grant on-kill bonuses from Talents and abilities (e.g. Warriors’ Victory Rush).
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect) from triggering on some melee and ranged abilities.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Corrected an issue where Crucible of Flame (Essence) sometimes incorrectly healed Wrathion during his encounter in the Nyalotha, the Waking City raid.

Player versus Player
  • Twilight Devastation (Corruption Effect) has a 12-second cooldown when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Twilight Devastation now deals 50% reduced damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Echoing Void (Corruption Effect) now deals 50% reduced damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.

  • Players should be able to discover Cataclysm Engineering recipes again from crafting recipes on that list.

  • Players are now able to perform the Nordrassil ritual during “Lunar Preservation” without breaking any rituals afterward.

WoW Classic
  • Quest credit for Elune's Blessing should now be granted more consistently.

Warcraft III: Reforged Releases on January 28, 2020
Warcraft III: Reforged is almost here! Check out the story so far with Blizzard's recap.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The drums of war thunder once again. Wacraft III: Reforged—the recreation of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne—will be available at 3 p.m. PST on January 28, 2020.

Though we’ve been working hard to get Reforged in your hands before the end of the year, as we started approaching the finish line, we felt we’d need a little extra development time for finishing touches. As always, our goal is to honor the high standards you hold us to.

Step Back in Time
Warcraft III: Reforged takes you back to a tumultuous time in Azeroth’s history, when a dark shadow eclipsed a peaceful land, the world trembled before the coming of the Burning Legion, and heroes risked it all to prevent the death of their world.

Soon you’ll be able to relive the definitive real-time strategy classic, with revitalized visuals, an epic single-player campaign spanning over 60 missions, rebalanced online play, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features, a vast universe of player-created games, and more.

Welcome Back to War
You can pre-purchase the standard edition of Warcraft III: Reforged digitally now from the Blizzard Shop for $29.99—or for $39.99, you can pick up the Spoils of War Edition, which includes a host of extras as well as in-game bonuses for other Blizzard games that will unlock immediately upon pre-purchase. In addition, players who pre-purchase either version will get access to the ongoing beta test for Warcraft III: Reforged.

See below for all the bonus items included in the Spoils of War Edition:

  • Warcraft III: Reforged
    • Champion of the Horde Thrall Hero Skin
    • Daughter of the Seas Proudmoore Hero Skin
    • Fallen King Arthas Hero Skin
    • Emerald Nightmare Cenarius Hero Skin

  • World of Warcraft
    • Meat Wagon Mount

  • Overwatch
    • Player Icons: Human, Orc, Undead, Night Elf, and Lich King
    • Animated Sprays: Footman, Grunt, Ghoul, and Archer

  • Diablo III
    • Mal’ganis pet

  • Heroes of the Storm
    • Anub’arak Hero
    • Jaina Hero
    • Thrall Hero
    • Tyrande Hero

  • StarCraft II
    • Alliance Console Skin
    • Horde Console Skin
    • Sentinels Console Skin
    • Scourge Console Skin

  • StarCraft: Remastered
    • Spoils of War Console

Charging Toward Battle
We’re looking forward to kicking off whole new era of Warcraft III, and we can’t wait to face off with your mighty armies online starting January 28!
by Published on 2020-01-27 03:01 PM

Today in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms - January 27
Patch 8.3 adds N'Zoth assaults to Uldum and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. These new assaults work a little differently than what you would expect and are a very important part of keeping up with patch content. Click the banner below for an in depth guide.

Today in Uldum
There are several activities taking place in Uldum.

Assault: The Black Empire

Vision of N'Zoth Daily Quest (Vision of Darkness)

Daily Quests
  • Wisdom From Madness - Collect 10 Maddened Writings from Black Empire Cultists in Uldum.
  • A Rallying Cry - Kill 3 rare minions of N'Zoth in Uldum.
  • Anchors of the Black Empire - Destroy 6 Black Empire Obelisks in Uldum.

Daily Rares
  • The following Rare NPCs have a chance to drop collectibles such as mounts, pets or toys.
/way 74 83 Ishak of the Four Winds - Drops Reins of the Drake of the Four Winds
/way 49 82 The Grand Executor - Drops Hell-Bent Bracers (Spawns on top of the floating platform)
/way 56 52 Gaze of N'Zoth - Drops All-Seeing Right Eye (Required for All-Seeing Eyes)

Daily Bonus Events
/way 47 40 Spirit Drinker
/way 62 70 Voidflame Ritual
/way 52 51 Executor of N'Zoth
/way 66 68 Executor of N'Zoth
/way 53 76 Call of the Void
/way 66 73 Call of the Void

Pet Battle World Quest
  • Dune Buggy - Defeat Aqir Sandcrawler in a pet battle.
  • Strategy: Unborn Val'kyr [2 2 1] and Ikky [1 1 1]
    • Turn 1: Curse of Doom
    • Turn 2: Haunt
    • Bring in Ikky
    • Turn 3: Black Claw
    • Turn 4: Flock

Other Daily Activities
  • Reins of the Springfur Alpaca - Obtained by feeding Gersahl Greens to the Friendly Alpaca for seven days.
    • You can find Gersahl Greens along the Vir'naal River. Most of them spawn around the Lost City of Tol'vir.
    • The Friendly Alpaca is a rare spawn in Uldum. If you can't find it, look in Premade Groups for "Friendly Alpaca".
  • Shadowbarb Drone - Obtained by completing Ready to Fly, the final quest in a chain available after completing daily quests for 30 days.
    • To start the questline pick up the Voidtouched Egg at coordinates 20.8 61.9 in Uldum and then bring it to H'partho Ardoros.
    • To grow your companion you will have to complete daily quests offered by H'partho Ardoros in Ramkahen.
    • Completing this questline also rewards you with a toy Aqir Egg Cluster and a pet Shadowbarb Hatchling.

Today in Vale of Eternal Blossoms
There are several events taking place in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Assault: Mantid

Daily Quests
  • Standards of the Swarm - Burn 6 Zara'thik Banners within the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • The Empress' Guard - Kill 8 Zara'thik mantid in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Champions of the Swarm - Defeat 4 rare mantid enemies in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Daily Bonus Events
/way 19 72 Mending Monstrosity
/way 18 66 Kuncong Incubator
/way 11 48 Vil'thik War Banner
/way 11 40 Vil'thik Feeding Grounds
/way 14 33 Swarm Caller
/way 9 27 Empowered War Wagon

Pet Battle World Quest
  • Brain Tickling - Defeat Tormentius in a pet battle.
  • Strategy: Ikky [1 1 1] and Fel Flame [2 2 1]
    • Turn 1: Black Claw
    • Turn 2: Flock
    • Fel Flame is forced into battle
    • Turn 3: Scorched Earth
    • Turn 4: Flame Breath
Published on 2020-01-27 04:37 AM

Darkshore Finale Cutscene
The Patch 8.3 update to the Battle for Darkshore Warfront includes a new cutscene with Tyrande!

Dark Legacy Comics #712
DLC #712 has been released!

by Published on 2020-01-26 03:28 PM

Today in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms - January 26
Patch 8.3 adds N'Zoth assaults to Uldum and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. These new assaults work a little differently than what you would expect and are a very important part of keeping up with patch content. Click the banner below for an in depth guide.

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