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by Published on 2020-11-24 06:02 AM

Shadowlands Cinematic - No More Lies
In the dark depths of the Maw, Sylvanas Windrunner offers Anduin Wrynn a dark deal.

by Published on 2020-11-24 05:22 AM

Shadowlands Expansion Overview

Shadowlands Hotfixes - November 23, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where characters would occasionally be shifted out of Travel Form when logging in after being disconnected or force quitting the game.
    • Balance
      • Fixed an issue where Adaptive Swarm (Necrolord Ability) would not increase the damage of damage over time effects.
    • Feral
      • Each Ferocious Bite from Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability), with Sabertooth (Talent) selected, should now extend Rip by 5 seconds.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Shadowform is now learned at level 10 (was level 12).
      • Devouring Plague is now learned at level 12 (was level 10).
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Resolved an issue where Ray of Frost (Talent) would sometimes not grant 2 charges of Fingers of Frost after the channeled icy beam has completed.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Mothbane the Mighty to despawn immediately when engaged in combat.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Halls of Atonement
    • Halkias
      • The damage from Refracted Sinlight should now properly align with the beam’s visual effect.
  • Black Rook Hold
    • Reduced the damage from being hit by boulders in the boulder gauntlet.

Items and Rewards

  • The Draught of Ten Lands is now capped at level 49 (was level 50).
  • The maximum level on Lightning-Forged Augment Rune has been increased to 59 (was level 50).
  • Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve will no longer grant Draconic Empowerment for characters above level 50.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Fixed an issue that could cause some characters who had previously used Laser Matrix (Azerite Trait) to enter combat with creatures even after the trait was unequipped.

Quests

  • The Death Gate to the Maw should now be available when ready to turn in the Alliance quest, “The Path to Salvation”.
  • Fixed an issue where groups doing the Bastion quest “The Work of One’s Hands” could get into a state where the heat bar would fail to progress.
  • The House of Rituals has sent reinforcements to Bastion, resulting in more available targets for the quest “Double Tap”.
  • Fixed an issue where groups could have difficulties completing the Bastion quest “Step Back From That Ledge, My Friend”.
  • Fixed an issue where interacting with Vulnerable Aspirants would dismount you during the Bastion quest “On the Edge of a Revelation”.
  • Necrotic Droplets in the Temple of Courage are no longer level 60 and are very sorry for being so aggressive.
  • Fixed an issue where Gerdus would not always be available to turn in the Bastion quest, “WANTED: Gorgebeak”.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the name of The Jailer to be missing from the subtitles in the Maw cinematic.

World Events

  • Death Rising vendor, Crusader Adevald Ironbeard, has found his way to the Argent Tournament grounds and has stationed himself alongside the tournament reward vendors.
by Published on 2020-11-23 11:48 PM

Shadowlands Expansion Overview

Shadowlands Cinematic - The Arbiter
The first cinematic has been unlocked, revealing a little bit more about the problem in Shadowlands.

by Published on 2020-11-23 12:41 PM

Shadowlands - Hunter, Death Knight, and Warlock Changes

Shadowlands Expansion Live Today!
Shadowlands goes live globally today, releasing at the same time for everyone!



  • The level cap has been raised to 60!
  • Official Patch Notes - Check out the official patch notes for the expansion.
  • Patch 9.0.1 Recap - The prepatch introduced a lot of new things to go with the expansion.
  • Class Guides - Learn more about your class abilities going into the expansion.
  • The Shadowlands Zones - Learn about the new leveling zones this expansion.
  • Covenants - Learn more about the new covenants feature.
  • Torghast - Learn about the new rogue-inspired Torghast repeatable dungeon!
  • Legendaries - Learn more about crafting and acquiring your legendaries in Shadowlands.
  • Shadowlands Dungeons - Preview our dungeon guides for Shadowlands!
  • PvP Vendor - Learn about the return of PvP vendors in Shadowlands.
  • World Boss Guides - Learn about the new world bosses in Shadowlands.
  • Reputation Guides - Learn how to reach exalted as quickly as possible with all of the new reputations in Shadowlands!
  • World Quests and Callings - There have been a few changes for World Quests in Shadowlands.
  • Professions - Check out the new additions coming to professions in Shadowlands.
  • Mounts - Shadowlands adds a bunch of new mounts to obtain.


What is Not Coming This Week?
Blizzard has broken down the release of certain content post expansion launch!
  • The Castle Nathria Raid
    • Normal and Heroic difficulties - December 8th
    • Mythic Castle Nathria, Raid Finder Wing 1 - December 15th
    • Raid Finder Wing 2 - January 5th
    • Raid Finder Wing 3 - January 19th
    • Raid Finder Wing 4 - February 2nd
  • Mythic Plus Season 1 - December 8th
  • Shadowlands PvP Season 1 - December 8th
  • Torghast
    • Layers 4 to 6 - December 8th
    • Layers 7 to 8 - December 15th


Leveling Tips
DesMephisto shared his leveling guide for Shadowlands, which allowed him to reach 60 very quickly! Be sure to check out all of the tabs for helpful addons and tips.



Official Patch Notes
Check out the official 9.0.2 patch notes!




Patch 9.0.1 Recap
If you are just coming back, be sure to take a look at the Patch 8.0.1 recap for all of the system changes made to the game.



Class Guides
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion


New Zones
Check out our previews of the 4 new leveling zones and 1 max level zone in Shadowlands!





Covenant Guides
Learn more about the 4 major covenants in Shadowlands and what you can expect if you choose them.







Torghast Preview
One of the main new features added in Shadowlands is Torghast, Tower of the Damned. This repeatable dungeon is inspired by roguelikes and is where you will go to collect resources to craft your new legendaries! Check it out!




Legendary Crafting Preview
Shadowlands introduces a new system to craft your own legendaries with materials from professions and Torghast! Check out the preview!




Shadowlands Dungeons
Shadowlands adds 8 new dungeons to the game. Check out our previews below for boss abilities and more!









PvP Vendor
PvP vendors have returned in Shadowlands. Click the banner below to see what's changed.




Reputation Guides
Shadowlands introduces 4 new reputation factions! Check out out guides for rewards and tips to reach exalted!




World Quest Changes
World quests are still very similar to how they have been in the past. The only thing that has changed is that there are only a few up per zone at at a time. Furthermore, they sometimes are a little more involved than what you would expect because of how few there are.



  • World quests reward 125 reputation with the faction of the zone they are in.
  • World quest rewards include"
    • Extra reputation
    • Gold
    • Anima
    • Gear
    • Conduits


Covenant Callings
Callings replace emissaries and function similarly to them in that three are available at a time and they last 3 days.


  • Callings are available in your Covenant Sanctum. They appear as daily quests from NPCs and can be seen in your quest log and Covenant menu once you pick them up.
  • You can preview the available Callings and rewards from your Sanctum Report window from anywhere in-game.
  • Callings don't always ask you to do the same things. You could be asked to do world quests in specific zones, collect anima, collect items from Torghast, or several other options.
  • Callings reward caches with chances at gear, anima, and more.


Professions Preview
Professions have gotten some new additions and changes in Shadowlands! Check it out!



Shadowlands World Bosses
Shadowlands has 4 new world bosses that cycle much like in BfA and Legion. One boss will be active per week and they all drop item level 207 gear as well as many different conduits and legendary recipes. They will likely go active on December 8th when Castle Nathria launches.




Shadowlands Mounts
A ton of new mounts are coming with this expansion! Check out our preview below!


by Published on 2020-11-23 11:55 AM

FEEDBACK: Hunter Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There is a meaningful change that should be highlighted here, among the other adjustments from late last week. As you know, the Necrolord ability Death Chakram had its damage increased by 10% and the Night Fae ability Wild Spirits had its damage increased by 10%. At the same time,

  • The Venthyr ability Flayed Shot had its chance to generate a free Kill Shot increased.

We saw a lot of feedback that Resonating Arrow’s ability to stack with and amplify other class cooldowns made it feel too much more attractive than the other Convenants, and this should somewhat address that.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Please note that we’re fixing a bug with the Night Fae ability Wild Spirits. It is not intended to deal area damage for each target hit by Explosive Shot. After this bugfix (very soon), it will deal area damage once per Explosive Shot cast.

FEEDBACK: Death Knight Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello. I’d like to highlight some recent changes that should be testable in the Shadowlands Beta, and will be in place for the live game later today.

We’ve updated Abomination Limb to address the gameplay of having to move out of melee if there are no ranged enemies, to gain 3 Bone Shield charges, Rime, or Runic Corruption.

  • Abomination Limb now grants the buff on cast and again every 6 seconds for a total of 3 buffs (was 1).
  • Given the increase to the consistency and amount of the effect, Abomination Limb damage is reduced by 8%.

The Venthyr ability Swarming Mist has also been updated.

  • Swarming Mist deals reduced damage when damaging more than 5 targets.

Having Swarming Mist deal reduced damage beyond 5 targets should bring its power more inline with the other Death Knight Covenant abilities.

FEEDBACK: Warlock Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Some tuning adjustments are in flight for Warlocks in Shadowlands. These should be hitting the Beta soon (and of course the live game that will mirror the Beta in 6 hours).

  • Scouring Tithe damage reduced by 10% (Kyrian ability).
  • Impending Catastrophe damage increased by 15% (Venthyr ability).
  • Decimating Bolt damage increased by 15% (Necrolord ability).

It cannot be said enough – thank you all for your testing and your thoughtful feedback.

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