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by Published on 2021-09-17 02:18 AM

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - September 16, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Bonedust Brew (Necrolord Ability) to deal damage based on non-hostile damage events, such as Blessing of Sacrifice.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • [With NA and EU realm restarts] Congratulations to the top 100 Horde and Alliance guilds for defeating Sylvanas on Mythic difficulty! With the next reset, cross realm groups can enter Sanctum of Domination on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Falling from a platform in the Altars of Agony before Kul'tharok will now place the character's body on the platform they fell from.

Quests

  • The Shardhides for “Spill the Tea” should now be more plentiful.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the pop-up notice that is displayed when a Battlefield is ready from hiding when you leave the queue.
  • Fixed a sound issue when riding ram, horse, talbuk and deathcharger mounts.
by Published on 2021-09-17 12:14 AM

Burning Crusade Classic: Overlords of Outland Now Live
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Lady Vashj and Kael'thas Sunstrider—the cunning Overlords of Outland—have long served Illidan Stormrage, the Betrayer. Now is the time to bring their wretched rule to an end. The Overlords of Outland content update is now live, featuring:

New Raids

Gaining access to Serpentshrine Cavern and The Eye in Tempest Keep requires preparation and a trusty band of heroes at your side. Muster your forces and get ready for battle. Learn more about the Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep attunements.

Serpentshrine Cavern

Slay the twisted Lady Vashj and her vicious fiends in her watery lair—Serpentshrine Cavern.

Raid bosses: 6 (Hydross the Unstable, The Lurker Below, Leotheras the Blind, Fathom-Lord Karathress, Morogrim Tidewalker, Lady Vashj)
Level: 70
Location: Coilfang Reservoir, Zangarmarsh


The Eye

Infiltrate the heart of a crystalline fortress to end the madness of the corrupted Kael’thas Sunstrider and his warped loyalists.

Raid bosses: 4 (Al'ar, Void Reaver, High Astromancer Solarian, Kael'thas Sunstrider)
Level: 70
Location: Tempest Keep, Netherstorm


Arena Season 2

Brutalize your faction’s enemies on the battlefield with the advent of Arena Season 2! Victorious players will earn Arena Points to exchange for better gear so they can fight against other similar-skilled opponents, as well as an exclusive Gladiator mount for the top 0.5% of all players. In addition, faction quartermasters across Outland will offer entry-level PvP gear to those who earn their trust.


Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard Daily Quests

Make new allies in Outland with the Ogri’la and Shatari Skyguard factions. Complete daily quests to earn these factions’ favor and in turn receive lucrative rewards.

Guild Banks

Share raid and dungeons spoils amongst your guildmates with the Guild Bank! This in-game storage allows guild members to withdraw and deposit items and currency, making it easier to determine at glance what consumables you have available (or need to make!) for your next group activity.


Looking for Group Tool

Find like-minded players and make new friends with the Looking for Group Tool. Simply list your class and specialization so group leaders on your realm can invite you to their party or raid.

The Overlords of Outland will wait no longer, champion. . . .
by Published on 2021-09-15 09:48 PM

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - September 15, 2021

Patch 9.1.5 PTR - Build 40196
A new build is now live on the PTR!

  • Keystone Affixes Bolstering, Necrotic and Raging have been nerfed
  • Legion Mythic+ Timeworn Keystones are now available for testing on the PTR
  • The icon for the Big Love Rocket mount has been updated
  • Many class abilities are no longer target capped and instead deal reduced damage beyond 5-8 targets

New Icons



New Items

LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
1OtherTraveler's Anima Cache
1OtherDe Purpose
1OtherKorthian Secret-Keeping Journal
1OtherGarlic Pendant of Fang-Warding
1OtherTorghast Ash Globe
1OtherEye of the Wailer
1OtherSteward Wings
1OtherStain of Domination
1OtherDarling Maldraxxi Doll
1OtherWorneblade
1OtherBoots o' Maw Walkin
1PlateHeadBlack Rook Elite Greathelm
 Modelviewer
1PlateWaistBlack Rook Elite Waistguard
 Modelviewer
1PlateFeetBlack Rook Elite Sabatons
 Modelviewer
1PlateWristsBlack Rook Elite Bracers
 Modelviewer
1PlateHandsBlack Rook Elite Gauntlets
 Modelviewer
1OtherEnsemble: Ravencrest's Plumage
60OtherValorous Equipment Chest
60OtherUnchained Equipment Chest


New Paintings



PTR 9.1.5 Development Notes - September 15, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Allied Races
  • New character customization options for Highmountain Tauren.

Classes
  • The following area-of-affect abilities are no longer maximum target capped and instead deal reduced damage beyond 5 targets:
    • Demon Hunter
      • Havoc
        • Glaive Tempest (Talent)
    • Monk
      • Spinning Crane Kick
  • The following area-of-affect abilities are no longer maximum target capped and instead deal reduced damage beyond 8 targets:
    • Death Knight
      • Sacrificial Pact
      • Blood
        • Consumption (Talent)
        • Bonestorm (Talent)
      • Unholy
        • Bursting Sores
        • Reanimated Shambler (Runecarving Power)
    • Demon Hunter
      • Havoc
        • Fel Barrage (Talent)
    • Hunter
      • Beast Mastery
        • Barrage (Talent)
      • Marksmanship
        • Barrage (Talent)
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • Arcane Echo (Talent)
      • Frost
        • Frozen Orb
    • Rogue
      • Assassination
        • Fan of Knives
        • Crimson Tempest
      • Subtlety
        • Black Powder
        • Shuriken Storm
    • Warlock
      • Demonology
        • Felguard’s Felstorm
    • Warrior
      • Arms
        • Bladestorm
      • Fury
        • Bladestorm
  • Death Knight
    • Abomination’s Frenzy (Necrolord Runecarving Power) now applies its 10% damage increase to all enemies damaged (was enemies pulled by Abomination Limb).
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • Adaptive Swarm (Necrolord Ability) will now gain a damage bonus for its initial duration when cast during Tiger’s Fury.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented certain ranks of the Carnivorous Instinct conduit from improving auto-attack and periodic damage while Tiger’s Fury’s damage bonus is active.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Carnivorous Instinct conduit from affecting the damage over time of Thrash and Feral Frenzy.
  • Hunter
    • Death Chakram (Necrolord Ability) now also increases all physical damage done by you and your pet to the targets damaged by 10% for 10 seconds.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Spinning Crane Kick (Rank 2) now increases Spinning Crane Kick’s damage by 18% (was 15%) for each unique target struck with Blackout Kick, Tiger Palm and Rising Sun Kick in the last 20 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times (was 6).

Covenants
  • Completing the Shadowlands Campaign Unlocking your third Soulbind on any character allows alternate characters joining that same Covenant to immediately unlock their second and third Soulbind.
    • This feature is now available for testing.
  • Sanctums
    • Anima Conductor
      • Players who have built and upgraded their covenant’s Anima Conductors will now receive Grateful Offerings from all covenant Callings, based on the highest level of Anima Conductor they’ve upgraded.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Timewalking
    • New: Legion Timewalking
      • Timewalking Mage Tower (This feature will be available in a later PTR build)
        • In 9.1.5, Legion Timewalking will become available for the first time, and with Timewalking comes a wondrous way to return to the moments of heroism from the past: Azeroth’s champions will be able to enter the Mage Tower again. The original seven different Challenges (grouped by your specialization’s role) will be available to try repeatedly, for the duration of Legion Timewalking.
        • Each Challenge comprises a series of solo encounters that must be completely survived to earn rewards, and in Legion Timewalking, they will not require that you have an Artifact, or even that you originally played Legion.
        • Success in a Mage Tower challenge will now award a Legion-themed armor set for your class. There’s also a new Achievement coming in 9.1.5 for the most well-rounded champions of the Kirin Tor. Players who complete all seven of the Challenges on different characters across their [Battle.net](http://Battle.net) account will be rewarded with a unique flying mount: the Soaring Spelltome. Additionally, Guardian druids who complete The Highlord’s Return challenge will also receive a new fel variant of the “werebear” form.

Items and Rewards
  • The Heirloom vendor in Oribos now sells the following bind-on-account items:
    • Traveler’s Anima Cache that allows Anima to be taken to new covenants or sent to alternate characters.
    • Valorous Equipment Chest for Valor that contains 1 piece of item level 210 Mythic 0 gear. The chest can only be purchased by a character with a 1500 or higher Mythic+ Rating.
    • Unchained Equipment Chest for Conquest that contains 1 piece of item level 220 unranked PvP gear. The chest can only be purchased by a character with a 1600 or higher rating in any PvP bracket.

Korthia and the Maw
  • Archivists’ Codex Reputation
    • The Research Reports (item upgrades) and Treatise items (bonus drops in 9.0 content) are now available for purchase account wide if a character on their account has reached the appropriate reputation Tier.
    • Players at Tier 6 can now purchase the item “Research Report: Relic Examination Techniques”, a new bind-on-account item they can send to an alt to increase the reputation granted by Relics and Relic Fragments by 50%.
    • The quest “Relic Efficiency” offered at Tier 4 now also increases the average number of Relics that will show up as bonus drops from rares and treasures as well as how many relics show up on daily quests or in weekly reward chests. This is in addition to the current reward of a 20% chance to receive double the normal Relic Fragment drops from rares and treasures.
    • Added two new quests, “Relic Clues” at Tier 3 which starts the bonus at an initial 10% chance at double Relic Fragments, and “Relic Hunter” at Tier 5 that will set the final chance for double relics at 40%. Both of these new quests will also increase the average number of relics you will see as bonus drops, on daily quests or in weekly reward chests.
      • Developers’ note: We want to improve the experience on alts looking to gear up through Korthia by providing immediate access to the upgrade unlocks and a reputation increase if a player’s main character has reached Tier 6. We also understand that the end tiers of the reputation are taking longer than we intended, especially for players with limited play time or are not powerful enough yet to delve into the rifts on Korthia. To that end we have added the new quests at Tier 3 and 5 and adjusted the one at Tier 4 to increase the Relic count from the weekly and daily rewards. This along with their other bonus of increasing the Relic Fragment drops we hope will speed up everyone’s progress to restore the Archivists’ Codex.

Pet Battles
  • Flawless and family-specific Battle-Training Stones now provide a flat 2,000 experience (was the amount required to gain one level).
  • Fel-Touched Battle-Training Stones now provide a flat 10,000 experience (was the amount required to gain five levels).
  • Battling wild pets with a team of comparable-level pets now provides double experience. Pets on your team are eligible for this bonus if no pet on your team is more than two levels higher than any pet in the wild team.
  • The experience penalty for a pet dying has been reduced to 50% (was 100%). Pets still need to be active for at least one round to be eligible to earn experience from a battle.
  • All pet experience earned in battles is increased by 50%.
    • To compensate, the Pet Battle Bonus Event buff Sign of the Critter has been reduced to 100% (was 200%). The net effect of this is that pet experience gained during the Pet Battle Bonus Event will remain unchanged from current values.
    • Developers’ note: Pet battling is a fun and exciting mini-game, but the current incentives result in esoteric strategies being the only optimal choices. This results in a barrier to entry that discourages players from engaging with this system. We believe this set of changes will widen the range of optimal behavior without nerfing any existing leveling strategies.

Player versus Player
  • The Honor cost to upgrade Unrated gear reduced by around 25%, and the Conquest cost to upgrade Rated gear has been adjusted to spread across the new ranks.
  • Druid
    • Adaptive Swarm’s (Necrolord Ability) bonus to periodic healing effects reduced to 20% in PvP combat (was 25%).
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Heal healing increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 20%).
      • Flash Heal healing increased by 30% in PvP combat (was 15%).
      • Renew healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.
  • Warrior
    • Elysian Might’s (Kyrian Runecarving Power) Critical Strike damage bonus reduced to 15% in PvP Combat (was 25%).

Runecarving
  • The Runecarver will now offer to destroy an existing legendary item and return all of the Soul Ash or Soul Cinders that were spent to create the item.
    • This feature is now available for testing.

User Interface and Accessibility
  • Improved Chat Reporting Feedback
    • /ignore now blocks all characters on the ignored player’s WoW account.
  • New character customization options will be marked by a “NEW” tag in character creation and the Barbershop.
  • The Adventure Guide loot pane now separates normal loot from bonus loot to indicate that they don’t compete with each other as drops.

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Game Tips
  • Tip #754 - Tip: While joining a covenant is a weighty choice, it is not a permanent one. If you wish to rejoin a covenant that you have left, however, you will need to re-prove your commitment to their cause. You can change your covenant in Oribos, but until you have proven yourself to the covenants of the Shadowlands, returning to a covenant that you previously left will require rededication.

Keystone Affixes
  • Bolstering - When any non-boss enemy dies, its death cry empowers nearby allies, temporarily increasing their maximum health by 15% and damage by 20%.
  • Infernal - [PH] Legion Stuff Infernal Beacons can be found near some bosses. Activating a Beacon or engaging a nearby boss will trigger a Legion invasion.
  • Necrotic - All enemies' melee attacks apply a stacking blight that inflicts damage over time and reduces healing received.
    • Necrotic Wound - Consumes the target with creeping decay, inflicting 0 Physical damage every 2 sec, and reducing healing and absorption received by 2%, for 9 6 sec. Stacks.
  • Raging - Non-boss enemies enrage at 30% health remaining, dealing 75% increased damage until defeated. 50% increased damage until defeated.

Map Difficulties
  • SpellPerf - 40 Player Raid (New) - Max players: 40.

Maps
Legion
  • SpellPerf - Name changed from "SpellPref" to "SpellPerf".



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Sacrificial Pact Sacrifice your ghoul to deal [ 75% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to all nearby enemies and heal for 25% of your maximum health. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Can be cast in Undead. 20 Runic Power. Instant. 2 min cooldown.

Blood
  • Bonestorm A whirl of bone and gore batters all nearby enemies, dealing [ 19.65% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage every 1 sec, and healing you for 3% of your maximum health every time it deals damage (up to 15%). Lasts 1 sec per 10 Runic Power spent. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Can be cast in Undead. Blood Death Knight - Level 50 Talent. Blood Death Knight - Level 50 Talent. 10 Runic Power. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Consumption Strikes all enemies in front of you with a hungering attack that deals 0 Physical damage and heals you for 150% of that damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Requires Melee Weapon. Can be cast in Undead. Blood Death Knight - Level 25 Talent. Blood Death Knight - Level 25 Talent. Melee range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.

Unholy
  • Bursting Sores Bursting a Festering Wound deals 25% more damage, and deals [ 20% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Unholy Death Knight - Level 25 Talent. Unholy Death Knight - Level 25 Talent.

Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Havoc
  • Fel Barrage Unleash a torrent of Fel energy over 3 sec, inflicting [ 314.6% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage to all enemies within 8 yds. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Havoc Demon Hunter - Level 50 Talent. Havoc Demon Hunter - Level 50 Talent. 3 sec cast (Channeled). 60 sec cooldown.
  • Glaive Tempest Launch two demonic glaives in a whirlwind of energy, causing [ 214.2% of Attack Power ] Chaos damage over 3 sec to 5 nearby enemies all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon. Havoc Demon Hunter - Level 30 Talent. Havoc Demon Hunter - Level 30 Talent. 30 Fury. Instant. 20 sec cooldown.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Beast Mastery & Marksmanship
  • Barrage Rapidly fires a spray of shots for 3 sec, dealing an average of [ 156.2% of Attack Power ] Physical damage to all nearby enemies in front of you. Usable while moving. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Requires Ranged Weapon. Beast Mastery (45)/Marksmanship (25) Hunter - Talent. Beast Mastery (45)/Marksmanship (25) Hunter - Talent. 60 Focus. 40 yd range. 3 sec cast (Channeled). 20 sec cooldown.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Frozen Orb Launches an orb of swirling ice up to 40 yards forward which deals up to [ 325.4% of Spell Power ] Frost damage to all enemies it passes through. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Grants 1 charge of Fingers of Frost when it first damages an enemy. Enemies damaged by the Frozen Orb are slowed by 30% for 3 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.

Arcane
  • Arcane Echo Direct damage you deal to enemies affected by Touch of the Magi, causes an explosion that deals [ 10.92% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage to all nearby enemies. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Arcane Mage - Level 35 Talent. Arcane Mage - Level 35 Talent.

Frost
  • Frozen Orb Launches an orb of swirling ice up to 40 yards forward which deals up to [ 325.4% of Spell Power ] Frost damage to all enemies it passes through. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Grants 1 charge of Fingers of Frost when it first damages an enemy. Enemies damaged by the Frozen Orb are slowed by 30% for 3 sec. Mage - Frost Spec. Mage - Frost Spec. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 15 sec cast (Channeled). 60 sec cooldown.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Spinning Crane Kick (Brewmaster, Mistweaver, Initial) Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 40% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to up to 6 enemies within 8 yds. Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 40% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to all enemies within 8 yds. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
  • Spinning Crane Kick (Windwalker) Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 26.7% of Attack Power + 26.7% of Off-hand Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to up to 6 enemies within 8 yds. all enemies within 8 yds. Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 15% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Stacks up to 6 times. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 18% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Spinning Crane Kick (Brewmaster, Mistweaver, Initial) Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 40% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to up to 6 enemies within 8 yds. Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 40% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to all enemies within 8 yds. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
  • Spinning Crane Kick (Windwalker) Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 26.7% of Attack Power + 26.7% of Off-hand Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to up to 6 enemies within 8 yds. all enemies within 8 yds. Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 15% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Stacks up to 6 times. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 18% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Stacks up to 5 times.

Initial

Windwalker
  • Cyclone Strikes (Brewmaster, Mistweaver, Initial) Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 40% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to up to 6 enemies within 8 yds. Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 40% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to all enemies within 8 yds. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
  • Cyclone Strikes (Windwalker) Spin while kicking in the air, dealing [ 26.7% of Attack Power + 26.7% of Off-hand Attack Power ] Physical damage over 1.5 sec to up to 6 enemies within 8 yds. all enemies within 8 yds. Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 15% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Stacks up to 6 times. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 18% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Stacks up to 5 times.
  • Spinning Crane Kick Spinning Crane Kick's damage is increased by 15% 18% for each unique target you've struck in the last 20 sec with Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, or Rising Sun Kick. Monk - Windwalker Spec. Monk - Windwalker Spec.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Assassination
  • Crimson Tempest Finishing move that slashes all enemies within 10 yards, dealing instant damage and causing victims to bleed for additional damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Lasts longer per combo point. 1 point : [ 9.4% of Attack Power ] plus [ 23.4% of Attack Power ] over 4 sec 2 points: [ 14% of Attack Power ] plus [ 35.1% of Attack Power ] over 6 sec 3 points: [ 18.7% of Attack Power ] plus [ 46.8% of Attack Power ] over 8 sec 4 points: [ 23.4% of Attack Power ] plus [ 58.5% of Attack Power ] over 10 sec 5 points: [ 28.1% of Attack Power ] plus [ 70.2% of Attack Power ] over 12 sec 6 points: [ 32.8% of Attack Power ] plus [ 81.9% of Attack Power ] over 14 sec Requires Melee Weapon. Assassination Rogue - Level 50 Talent. Assassination Rogue - Level 50 Talent. 35 Energy. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Fan of Knives Sprays knives at all enemies within 10 yards, dealing [ 24.6% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and applying your active poisons at their normal rate. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Awards 1 combo points. Rogue - Assassination Spec. Rogue - Assassination Spec. 35 Energy. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.

Subtlety
  • Black Powder Finishing move that launches explosive Black Powder at all nearby enemies dealing Physical damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. All nearby targets with your Find Weakness suffer an additional 40% damage as Shadow. 1 point : [ 8% of Attack Power ] damage 2 points: [ 16% of Attack Power ] damage 3 points: [ 24% of Attack Power ] damage 4 points: [ 32% of Attack Power ] damage 5 points: [ 40% of Attack Power ] damage 6 points: [ 48% of Attack Power ] damage Requires Melee Weapon. Rogue - Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Subtlety Spec. 35 Energy. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Shuriken Storm Sprays shurikens at all enemies within 10 yards, dealing [ 16.2% of Attack Power + 16.2% of Off-hand Attack Power ] Physical damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Critical strikes with Shuriken Storm apply Find Weakness for 6 sec. Awards 1 combo points per target hit plus an additional 1. Rogue - Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Subtlety Spec. 35 Energy. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Pets
  • Felstorm The Felguard recklessly swings its weapon, striking all nearby enemies within 8 yards for [ 16.5% of Spell Power ] Physical damage every 1 sec for 5 sec. The Felguard cannot take any other action during Felstorm. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Special Ability. Special Ability. 60 Energy. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Ravager Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting [ 254.4% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and applying Deep Wounds to all enemies over 12 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Generates 7 Rage each time it deals damage. 100 yd range. Instant.

Arms
  • Bladestorm Become an unstoppable storm of destructive force, striking all nearby enemies for [ 350% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 6 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. You are immune to movement impairing and loss of control effects, but can use defensive abilities and can avoid attacks. Requires Melee Weapon. Warrior - Arms Spec. Warrior - Arms Spec. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Ravager Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting [ 254.4% of Attack Power ] Physical damage and applying Deep Wounds to all enemies over 12 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Generates 7 Rage each time it deals damage. Requires Melee Weapon. Arms Warrior - Level 50 Talent. Arms Warrior - Level 50 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.

Fury
  • Bladestorm Become an unstoppable storm of destructive force, striking all nearby enemies for [ 500% of Attack Power ] Physical damage over 4 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. You are immune to movement impairing and loss of control effects, but can use defensive abilities and avoid attacks. Generates 20 Rage over the duration. Requires Melee Weapon. Fury Warrior - Level 45 Talent. Fury Warrior - Level 45 Talent. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.

Protection
  • Ravager Throws a whirling weapon at the target location that chases nearby enemies, inflicting [ 254.4% of Attack Power ] Physical damage to all enemies over 12 sec. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 8 targets. Generates 10 Rage each time it deals damage. Requires Melee Weapon. Protection Warrior - Level 45 Talent. Protection Warrior - Level 45 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.

Runeforge Legendary Abilities
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Abomination's Frenzy (Blood) Additionally enemies pulled by Abomination Limb The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 10% increased damage from you for 12 sec.
  • Abomination's Frenzy (Frost) Additionally enemies pulled by Abomination Limb The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 10% increased damage from you for 12 sec.
  • Abomination's Frenzy (Unholy) Additionally enemies pulled by Abomination Limb The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 10% increased damage from you for 12 sec.
  • Abomination's Frenzy (Initial) Additionally enemies pulled by Abomination Limb The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 10% increased damage from you for 12 sec.
  • Abomination's Frenzy Additionally enemies pulled by Abomination Limb The first time an enemy is damaged by Abomination Limb they take 10% increased damage from you for 12 sec.
  • Reanimated Shambler (Blood, Frost, Initial) Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. 8 targets.
  • Reanimated Shambler (Unholy) Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets. 8 targets.

Covenant Abilities

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Might of Maldraxxus (New) You have learned the Fodder to the Flame passive ability. Necrolord. Necrolord. Instant. 1 sec cooldown.

Anima Powers
  • Fool's Wager Replace your gear with a fool's outfit, betting on yourself to complete the next floor without dying. If successful, earn a substantial boon. Successful wager causes 50% damage taken, 150% maximum health, and 150% health regen. Fool's outfit causes 150% damage taken, 50% maximum health, and 50% health regen. Instant. Damage taken is reduced by 50%. Maximum health increased by 150%. Health regen increased by 150%. Fool's outfit causes: Damage taken increased by 150%. Maximum health reduced by 50%. Health regen reduced by 50%. Instant.

Item Effects
  • 10 Grateful Offerings (New) Gain 10 Grateful Offerings. Instant. 1 sec cooldown.
  • 1000 Anima (New) Add 1,000 anima to your current covenant's reservoir. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Traveler's Anima Cache.
  • Apprentice Slimemancer's Boots Track slime wherever you go for 5 3 min. Can only be used by those pledged to the Necrolords. or those who have reached Renown 80 with the Necrolords. Can't be cast in Flight Form. Instant.
  • Aquatic Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Aquatic family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Beast Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Beast family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Champion's Fortitude Increases maximum health by 10% for 15 sec. Instant. 0 for 15 sec. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Choofa's Call Name changed from "Winter Queen's Blessing" to "Choofa's Call". Invoke the call of Mylune Invoke Choofa's call to summon some fuzzy friends. 14 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Critter Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Critter family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Dim Sum Restores 4% of your health and 3% of your mana per second for Restores 0 health and 0 mana over 25 sec. Must remain seated while eating. Instant.
  • Dragonkin Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Dragonkin family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Elemental Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Elemental family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Ensemble: Ravencrest's Plumage (New) Collect the appearances of the Ravencrest's Plumage armor set. Instant.
  • Fel-Touched Battle-Training Stone Add 5 levels Add 10,000 XP to any battle pet. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Flawless Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to any battle pet. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Flying Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Flying family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • High Pitched Whistle Summon an Summon the Spirit of Ka-Sha to whisk you away for 20 sec, unless it is tired, then it will just slowly carry you around for 2 min. Only usable in the Shadowlands. Can't be cast in Cat Form, Tree of Life Form, Travel Form, Aquatic Form, Bear Form, Dire Bear Form, Ghost Wolf, Flight Form, Moonkin Form. Instant.
  • Humanoid Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Humanoid family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Lure Jorcuttar Name changed from "Lure Jormuttar" to "Lure Jorcuttar". Places the Icemaw Bear Flank at Jormuttar's Jorcuttar's crater in the rear of Hibernal Cavern. 8 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Magic Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Magic family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Mechanical Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Mechanical family. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Opening (New) Create a soulbound item appropriate for your loot specialization. 3 sec cast. Reagents: Valorous Equipment Chest.
  • Opening (New) Create a soulbound item appropriate for your loot specialization. 3 sec cast. Reagents: Unchained Equipment Chest.
  • Reading Your You gain 50% more reputation with the Archivists' Codex when you turn in relics to the Archivist. 2 sec cast.
  • Spill the Tea Test the tea on a nearby target! Warning: Results may vary. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.5 sec cooldown.
  • Undead Battle-Training Stone Add 1 level Add 2,000 XP to a battle pet in the Undead family. 15 yd range. Instant.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Desolate Inflicts 627 Inflicts 60 Physical damage and increases damage taken from Desolate by 75% for 29 sec. This effect stacks. 30 yd range. 1.2 sec cast.
  • Shatter Stomps the ground, inflicting 28 Physical damage to enemies around caster and crushing all skitters. 100 Mana Energy. 100 yd range. 4.3 sec cast. 4 sec cooldown.



Garrison Talents
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Anima Diversion
  • Flowing Power Tier 3, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the Shrouded Asylum and Dominance Keep, granting access to Venthyr enhancements and an elite foe.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings earned from covenant callings to their highest level.
  • Flowing Power Tier 3, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to Claw's Edge and Tirna Scithe, granting access to Night Fae enhancements and an elite foe.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings earned from covenant callings to their highest level.
  • Flowing Power Tier 3, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the Eonian Archives and the Citadel of Loyalty, granting access to Kyrian enhancements and an elite foe.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings earned from covenant callings to their highest level.
  • Flowing Power Tier 3, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the House of Rituals and the Theater of Pain, granting access to Necrolord enhancements and an elite foe.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings earned from covenant callings to their highest level.
  • Flowing Tendrils Tier 1, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to Glitterfall Basin and Dreamsong Fen, granting access to a special treasure and an enemy champion.Allows covenant callings to award Grateful Offerings in addition to other rewards.
  • Flowing Tendrils Tier 1, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the House of the Chosen and the House of Constructs, granting access to a special treasure and an enemy champion.Allows covenant callings to award Grateful Offerings in addition to other rewards.
  • Flowing Tendrils Tier 1, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to Purity's Pinnacle and the Temple of Courage, granting access to a special treasure and an enemy champion.Allows covenant callings to award Grateful Offerings in addition to other rewards.
  • Flowing Tendrils Tier 1, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the Crypt of the Forgotten and Wanecrypt Hill, granting access to a special treasure and an enemy champion.Allows covenant callings to award Grateful Offerings in addition to other rewards.
  • Streaming Threads Tier 2, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to Tirna Vaal and the Hibernal Hollow, granting access to a new World Quest and new Daily Quests.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings awarded by covenant callings.
  • Streaming Threads Tier 2, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the House of Plagues and the House of Eyes, granting access to a new World Quest and new Daily Quests.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings awarded by covenant callings.
  • Streaming Threads Tier 2, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the Temple of Humility and the Eternal Forge, granting access to a new World Quest and new Daily Quests.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings awarded by covenant callings.
  • Streaming Threads Tier 2, Column 1. Spell: Allows you to channel anima to the Court of Harvesters and Pridefall Hamlet, granting access to a new World Quest and new Daily Quests.Increases the number of Grateful Offerings awarded by covenant callings.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BACKPACK_AUTHENTICATOR_DIALOG_DESCRIPTION - Gain 4 extra backpack slots by securing your World of Warcraft account with the Blizzard Authenticator and SMS Protect.|n|nThe Blizzard Battle.net Authenticator and SMS Protect.|n|nThe Battle.net Authenticator is a free, easy-to-use service that protects your account from intruders, and SMS Protect notifies you when important changes are made to your account.|n|nClick "Activate" to launch the account security setup website.
  • BONUS_LOOT_TOOLTIP_BODY (New) - These rewards have a chance to drop in addition to normal loot.
  • BONUS_LOOT_TOOLTIP_TITLE (New) - Bonus Loot
  • CLICK_CAST_ABOUT_HEADER (New) - About Click Cast Bindings
  • CLICK_CAST_ALTERNATE (New) - Alternate click bindings can be set using Shift, Ctrl, or Alt
  • CLICK_CAST_INFO (New) - Cast bound spells and macros by clicking on the unit frame
  • CLICK_CAST_TITLE (New) - Bind spells and macros to mouse clicks
  • DYNAMIC_RENDER_SCALE (New) - Dynamic Render Scale
  • GROUP_FINDER_AUTHENTICATOR_POPUP_DESC - Unlock full access to the group finder by attaching an Authenticator to your account.|nThe Blizzard Battle.net Authenticator is a free, easy-to-use service that protects your account from intruders.|nClick Activate to launch the Authenticator setup website.
  • GROUP_FINDER_BACK_TO_GROUP (New) - Back to Group
  • GROUP_FINDER_BROWSE (New) - Browse Groups
  • GROUP_FINDER_DELIST (New) - Delist
  • ITEM_UPGRADE_NEXT_UPGRADE - Next Upgrade:
  • LFG_AUTHENTICATOR_BUTTON_MYTHIC_PLUS_TOOLTIP - |cffff0000You can't post a Mythic+ group without a keystone until you secure your account with the Blizzard Authenticator|r|n|cff1eff00|r Battle.net Authenticator|r|n|cff1eff00|r
  • LFG_AUTHENTICATOR_BUTTON_TOOLTIP - |cffff0000You can't edit this field until you secure your account with the Blizzard Authenticator|r|n|cff1eff00|r Battle.net Authenticator|r|n|cff1eff00|r
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_ANTIALIASING - Anti-Aliasing is a technique to smooth out jaggy edges, especially at low resolutions, but can result in a slightly blurred image. Enabling Anti-Aliasing will reduce performance.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_DYNAMIC_RENDER_SCALE (New) - Allow render scale to be dynamically changed to help hit a Target FPS.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_RENDER_SCALE - Changes the resolution for rendering the 3D World.Lowering the render scale below 100% reduces the GPU workload and can greatly improve frame rate in some cases. Render scale above 100% is for supersampled anti-aliasing (SSAA). SSAA is very expensive for the GPU and only recommended if you are unsatisfied with the other anti-aliasing options offered.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_RESAMPLE_QUALITY - When using a Render Scale that is not 100%, this adjusts the quality of the filter to display resolution. upscale/downscale. Note: Point and FidelityFX Super Resolution are only used for upscaling. If Render Scale is above 100%, Bicubic is used for SSAA instead.
  • OPTION_TOOLTIP_SHARPNESS (New) - Adjusts the strength of the FidelityFX Super Resolution sharpness effect. 0 is full strength.
  • PCT_FLOW_DESTINATION_ACCOUNT_DROPDOWN_DIFFERENT (New) - A Different Blizzard Account
  • PCT_FLOW_DESTINATION_ACCOUNT_DROPDOWN_NONE (New) - None
  • PCT_FLOW_DESTINATION_ACCOUNT_LABEL_DROPDOWN (New) - Destination Account |cFF7F7F7F(optional)|r
  • PCT_FLOW_DESTINATION_ACCOUNT_LABEL_EDIT (New) - Destination Blizzard Account
  • PCT_FLOW_DESTINATION_REALM_LABEL (New) - Destination Realm |cFF7F7F7F(optional)|r
  • PCT_FLOW_FINISH_LABEL (New) - PCT Flow Finish
  • PCT_FLOW_SLECT_CHARACTER_ACTIVE (New) - Choose your character
  • PCT_FLOW_SLECT_CHARACTER_RESULTS (New) - Character
  • PCT_FLOW_SLECT_DESTINATION_ACTIVE (New) - Transfer Destination
  • PCT_FLOW_SLECT_DESTINATION_RESULTS (New) - Transfer Destination
  • PCT_FLOW_TITLE (New) - PCT Flow Title
  • REGIONAL_RESTRICT_CHAT_DIALOG_DISABLE (New) - Leave Chat Off
  • REGIONAL_RESTRICT_CHAT_DIALOG_ENABLE (New) - Turn Chat On
  • REGIONAL_RESTRICT_CHAT_DIALOG_MESSAGE (New) - There are regional regulations that affect this account. Chat features have been disabled by default. You can re-enable those features now, or decide to enable them later via the Chat Settings panel.\n\nIf you decide to enable them, please be mindful of our community interaction policies and report any abusive behavior, chat, or other conduct intended to undermine or disrupt the game experience using our in-game reporting options; we'll review chat records and take appropriate action.
  • REGIONAL_RESTRICT_CHAT_DIALOG_TITLE (New) - Chat has been turned off
  • RESAMPLE_QUALITY_FSR - FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0
  • RESAMPLE_SHARPNESS (New) - Resample Sharpness
  • RESAMPLE_SHARPNESS_FORMAT (New) - %2.1f
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CHATFRAME_FORMAT (New) - %s %s
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_COMMUNITIES_TOOLTIP_INSTRUCTION (New) -
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_DIALOG_CANCEL (New) - Cancel
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_DIALOG_DISABLE (New) - Disable Chat
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_DIALOG_MESSAGE (New) - Are you sure you want to disable chat completely?\n\nYou won't be able to send or receive any messages.
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_DISABLE (New) - Disable Chat
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_ENABLE (New) - Enable Chat
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_HYPERLINK (New) - Chat Settings
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_CONFIG_TOOLTIP (New) - Click "%s" to restore chat options.
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_MESSAGE_SUPPRESSED (New) - You can't send or receive messages while chat is disabled.
  • RESTRICT_CHAT_TOOLTIP_FORMAT (New) - %s\n%s
  • RUNECARVER_SCRAPPING_CONFIRMATION_DESCRIPTION (New) - Are you sure you want to permanently destroy this legendary item to recover its soul essence?
  • RUNECARVER_SCRAPPING_CONFIRMATION_TEXT (New) - Destroy
  • RUNECARVER_SCRAPPING_REFUND_HEADER (New) - You'll receive:
  • RUNECARVER_SCRAPPING_REFUND_TOOLTIP (New) - Destroy a legendary item to recover its soul essence
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_628 (New) - Cannot exceed the maximum for that currency.
  • TRANSMOGRIFY_TOOLTIP_APPEARANCE_UNUSABLE (New) - This appearance can't be used by your character
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_BETA_WARNING (New) - This feature is in beta and may have various issues on certain hardware and setting configurations.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RESAMPLE_QUALITY_BICUBIC (New) - An upscale resulting in a soft image or improved quality SSAA if above 100% render scale.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RESAMPLE_QUALITY_BILINEAR (New) - An upscale resulting in a very soft image or standard quality SSAA if above 100% render scale.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RESAMPLE_QUALITY_FSR (New) - AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0 is a cutting edge super-optimized spatial upscaling technoloy that produces impressive image quality at fast framerates.
  • VIDEO_OPTIONS_RESAMPLE_QUALITY_POINT (New) - An upscale resulting in a hard, pixelated image.
by Published on 2021-09-15 09:45 PM

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - September 15, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Fixed an issue which could prevent some Demon Hunters from receiving Memory of a Burning Wound (Runecarving Power).
  • Priest
    • Shadow Word: Death will no longer apply the Shard of Dyz item effect when it damages the Priest.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • The Shartuul's Transporter event has been temporarily disabled, due to a bug.
    • Developers' note: We expect to have it fixed in a few days, and we'll post an update here when we do.
by Published on 2021-09-15 06:37 PM

Reopening the Mage Tower with Legion Timewalking in 9.1.5
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Soon after the Burning Legion invaded Azeroth at the Broken Shore, the Alliance and Horde began using the Mage Tower at Deliverance Point for high-end training of their most promising champions. When Sargeras was later defeated and dealt his final vengeful blow to Azeroth, the Mage Tower was shut, and it has been inaccessible ever since.

In 9.1.5, Legion Timewalking will become available for the first time, and with Timewalking comes a wondrous way to return to the moments of heroism from the past. Azeroth’s champions will be able to enter the Mage Tower again.

Mage Tower Basics
In Legion Timewalking, the Mage Tower will operate similarly to how it did during Legion. The original seven different Challenges (grouped by your specialization’s role) will be available to try repeatedly, for the duration of Legion Timewalking:

  • “Closing the Eye” for Frost Death Knight, Havoc Demon Hunter, Survival Hunter, Subtlety Rogue, and Arms Warrior.
  • “An Impossible Foe” for Unholy Death Knight, Feral Druid, Fire Mage, Outlaw Rogue, Elemental Shaman, and Fury Warrior.
  • “The God-Queen’s Fury” for Arcane Mage, Retribution Paladin, Assassination Rogue, Enhancement Shaman, and Demonology Warlock.
  • “Feltotem’s Fall” for Beast Mastery Hunter, Windwalker Monk, Discipline Priest, and Destruction Warlock.
  • “The Highlord’s Return” for Blood Death Knight, Vengeance Demon Hunter, Guardian Druid, Brewmaster Monk, Protection Paladin, and Protection Warrior.
  • “End of the Risen Threat” for Restoration Druid, Mistweaver Monk, Holy Paladin, Holy Priest, and Restoration Shaman.
  • “Thwarting the Twins” for Balance Druid, Marksmanship Hunter, Frost Mage Shadow Priest, and Affliction Warlock.
  • Each Challenge comprises a series of solo encounters that must be completely survived to earn rewards, and in Legion Timewalking, they will not require that you have an Artifact, or even that you originally played Legion. While the Challenges were considered quite difficult for most of Legion, we’re tuning the encounters in Timewalking to normalize player power, with the intention of providing a meaningful level of difficulty to current players.

New Rewards
The Timewalking Mage Tower Challenges may be the same as those that players experienced in Legion, but the rewards will be different. When the Mage Tower closed at the end of Legion, it was firmly established that those rewards would become unavailable. Many players pushed themselves to collect all the appearances they could before the tower closed. Reintroducing those same appearances now would diminish those players’ accomplishment, so success in a Mage Tower challenge will now award a Legion-themed armor set for your class.







There’s also a new Achievement coming in 9.1.5 for the most well-rounded champions of the Kirin Tor. Players who complete all seven of the Challenges on different characters across their Battle.net account will be rewarded with a unique flying mount: the Soaring Spelltome!

Another Special Addition
During Legion, the Mage Tower awarded most specs a new weapon appearance, yet players who missed earning those still have countless other admirable weapon transmogs to collect across the whole of the game. But for Guardian druids, the Mage Tower prize was an alternate bear form with a unique silhouette and animations. There is simply nothing else like it in the game. For years, we’ve heard feedback from druid players who are frustrated that something so transformative is no longer available, and we agree.

Therefore, in Legion Timewalking, Guardian druids who complete The Highlord’s Return challenge will also receive a new fel variant of the “werebear” form.





We’ve designed it with the goal of making sure that the original bear forms earned in Legion, with their unblemished natural coloration, will remain clearly distinguishable from this new one.

Looking Ahead
To celebrate the return of the Mage Tower, we plan to have Legion Timewalking open for two consecutive weeks when it first appears on the calendar. Thereafter, Legion Timewalking will occur for the standard one-week-at-a-time in rotation with other Timewalking events from past expansions.

You can’t hide behind these walls forever, Odyn!

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