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by Published on 2020-01-29 04:04 PM

Today in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms - January 29
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: Aqir

Daily Quests
  • Terrors from the Deep - Defeat 3 rare Aqir enemies in Uldum.
  • Heralds of the Hive - Kill 5 Aqir Dominators in Uldum.
  • Corpse Cleanup - Burn 8 Egg-bearing corpses.

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 31 50 Corpse Eater - Drops Malevolent Drone
/way 21 61 Skikx'traz - Drops Black Chitinous Plate
/way 34 19 Lord Aj'qirai - Drops Stinky Sack (Spawns in the Chamber of the Moon)

Daily Bonus Events
/way 22 64 Purging Flames
/way 31 55 Obsidian Extraction
/way 37 47 Ambushed Settlers
/way 36 21 Combustible Cocoons
/way 21 59 Dormant Destroyer
/way 34 29 Dormant Destroyer

Pet Battle World Quest
  • Watch Where You Step - Defeat Blotto 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 4-6: Flock
    • Turn 7: Finish the fight with your third pet


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

Assault: The Black Empire

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

Daily Quests
  • Windows to the Soul - Kill 6 Eyes of the Empire in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Aggressive Notation - Use the Lorewalker's Notebook to gather notes about the faceless, k'thir, and fleshbeasts in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Tomes of Ancient Madness - Collect 8 Tomes of Ancient Madness from k'thir enemies in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Prisoners of Mind and Body - Rescue 6 captive pandaren in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Daily Rares
  • The following Rare NPCs have a chance to drop collectibles such as mounts, pets or toys.
/way 62 42 The Forgotten - Drops K'uddly (Spawns on top of the floating platform)
/way 52 63 Will of N'Zoth - Drops Corrupted Tentacle and All-Seeing Left Eye (Required for All-Seeing Eyes)

Daily Bonus Events
/way 41 45 Consuming Maw
/way 81 50 Consuming Maw
/way 49 67 Void Conduit
/way 76 52 Infested Jade Statue
/way 74 40 Abyssal Ritual
/way 60 43 Bound Elemental

Pet Battle World Quest
Published on 2020-01-29 08:20 AM

Mythic Ny'alotha, the Waking City - Day 1 Progress
Complexity Limit has taken the lead, with 7/12 bosses down!



Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - January 28, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Hunter
    • Certain aqir creatures in Uldum should now be tamable.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Freehold
    • Damage dealt by Captain Eudora's Powder Shot reduced by 15% on all difficulties.

  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Shad’har the Insatiable
      • Increased Shad'har the Insatiable's health by 30% on Heroic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: This change is meant to bring the encounter in line with the rest of the instance on Heroic difficulty.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • The Paranoia debuff can no longer be removed through immunity effects (e.g. Paladins’ Divine Shield) on all difficulties; damage and loss of sanity from Paranoia can still be temporarily avoided by using immunities.
      • A few of Exposed Synapses in N'Zoth's Mind have been moved a small distance.
        • Developers’ note: This quality-of-life change should help melee characters better reach Exposed Synapses during the encounter.

Items and Rewards
  • Cloaks no longer drop in Mythic Keystone end-of-run chests.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Flash of Insight (Corruption Effect) now correctly scales with the total Intellect value of the character.
    • Echoing Void damage reduced by 20%
      • Developer's Note: Echoing Void's design makes its damage fairly reliable and high in most combat situations. As it's less situational than some other Corruption effects, we feel it is doing too much damage per Corruption by comparison.
  • Sk’shuul Vaz
    • This weapon’s Obsidian Destruction (Corruption Effect) now divides its damage among targets struck and deals additional damage for each target struck, up to maximum damage dealt at 6 targets.
    • Damage against a single target has been increased to 700% of armor (was 175% of armor).
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Cache of Ny'alothan Treasures to display a tooltip indicating that it was Corrupted, even if it was not going to drop a Corrupted item. (The chance of your Cache item being corrupted has not changed.)
  • Fixed an issue which allowed Obsidian Destruction and Searing Flames to ignore Line of Sight on some targets.
  • Resolved an issue that caused crowd control that breaks on damage (Mages’ Polymorph) to be removed by Eye of Corruption damage.

Lesser Visions
  • Fixed a bug where the small chests found in the Lesser Visions weren't rewarding their Corrupted Mementos.

Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented PvP Talent weapon disarm effects (e.g. Rogues’ Dismantle) from correctly having diminishing returns on their duration when cast against players that were recently affected by other disarm effects.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented characters from earning the Dreadflame illusion after earning the Duelist: Battle for Azeroth Season 4 achievement.

World Quests
  • “Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker” should now properly get pushed to Horde players.
by Published on 2020-01-28 08:32 PM

The Race to World First Ny’alotha the Waking City Has Begun!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The race to see who can be the first to defeat N’Zoth in the heart of the ancient Black Empire—Ny’alotha the Waking city— begins this week. The best of the best will face the corruption within to see who can cross the finish line and claim World First!

When: Beginning Tuesday, January 28
Where to Watch:

*Select streams for Mature Audiences only. (Individual broadcast and stream schedules may vary.)

Individual Player Streams

Guild: Limit

Guild: Method (NA)

Guild: Method (EU)

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by Published on 2020-01-28 05:00 PM

Warcraft III: Reforged Releases Today!

This Week in World of Warcraft


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.

Ny'alotha, the Waking City - Mythic Difficulty
With the weekly reset, Ny'alotha, the Waking City is now open on mythic difficulty. Click the banner below for the raid preview and a list of new mounts, pets and achievements that you can get from Ny'alotha!

Raid Unlock Schedule
  • January 21 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
  • January 28 – Mythic Ny’alotha and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Vision of Destiny: Wrathion, the Black Emperor, Maut, The Prophet Skitra)
  • February 11 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Halls of Devotion: Dark Inquisitor wanesh, Vexiona, The Hivemind, Ra-den the Despoiled)
  • February 25 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Gift of Flesh: Shad’har the Insatiable, Drest’agath, Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn)
  • March 10 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (The Waking Dream: Carapace of N’Zoth, N’Zoth the Corruptor)



Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker World Boss
Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker is up in Uldum!
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker
Plumbing the forgotten depths of Azeroth, Prophet Skitra unearthed a devastating aqir known as Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker. Now freed from its subterranean slumber, Vuk'laz turns its destructive power against those who oppose N'Zoth.



  • Overview - Vuk'laz is a living weapon of war that attempts to overcome its enemies with devastating physical attacks. As the battle rages Vuk'laz summons scarabs to its aid from beneath the Writhing Sands.
  • Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker -
    • Tremor Wave - Vuk'laz unleashes a mighty tremor, knocking back all players in a 40 yard frontal cone and inflicting 50 Physical damage.
    • Writhing Sands - Vuk'laz summons a horde of Aqir scarabs from beneath the sands.
      • Aqir Scarab - Aqir Scarabs emerge from the sands to swarm and overwhelm players.
    • Razor Spines - Vuk'laz shoots razor sharp spines from its carapace, inflicting 30 Physical damage to all players within 0 yards.
    • Crushing Claws - Vuk'laz lashes out with both claws, inflicting 90 Physical damage to its current target.


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445FingerFingerBand of Insidious Ruminations
445ClothLegsBreeches of Faithful Execution
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445LeatherLegsGrotesque Mutilator's Leggings
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445MailHeadPsyche Tormentor's Visage
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445PlateHeadGreathelm of Indiscriminate Brutality
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Dunegorger Kraulok World Boss
Dunegorger Kraulok is up in Vol'dun! He has a chance to drop Mollie, a brown colored alpaca (Slightly Damp Pile of Fur).






Mythic+ Loot Item Level Chart
  • With the weekly reset, the item level cap on Mythic+ items has been removed.
  • Items awarded at the end of dungeons can now scale up to item level 465 at Keystone Level +15.
  • Items awarded in the weekly chest can now scale up to item level 475 at Keystone Level +15 and are always Corrupted (which the exception of trinkets, which cannot be Corrupted).



Island Expeditions for the Week of January 28th, 2020
The Island Expeditions for the week are:
  • Dread Chain with Mogu
  • Whispering Reef with Murlocs
  • Rotting Mire with Jinyu

The Salvage Crates available for purchase this week are:



Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
Warlords of Draenor Timewalking is the Bonus Event for this week. Pick up A Savage Path Through Time from the adventure journal and complete 5 timewalking dungeons for a Cache of Ny'alothan Treasures, which contains loot from Ny'alotha Normal. This is also a good time to work on those Warlords reputations to get Draenor Pathfinder, which unlocks flying in Draenor and the Soaring Skyterror mount.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Warlords of Draenor Timewalking

Available Dungeons

Vendors and Rewards
The Timewalking vendors' locations and currency rewards are:
  • Alliance: Tempra - Located in southwest Stormshield just outside of the inn.
  • Horde: Kronnus - Located in west Warspear near the entrance path to Ashran.

Mounts - 5000 Timewarped Badge each.



Toys

Reputation Commendations - 50 Timewarped Badge each.

Gear

Heirloom Upgrades



Call to Arms: Uldum, Nazjatar and Zuldazar
This week's Call to Arms is Call to Arms: Uldum, Call to Arms: Nazjatar and Call to Arms: Zuldazar.

Head to Uldum, Nazjatar and Zuldazar with warmode enabled to kill players of the opposing faction. This will reward you with Quartermaster's Note, Aspirant's Equipment Cache, Honor, Conquest and Reputation with either The Honorbound or 7th Legion.


Squirt the Wandering Trainer
Today in EU, Squirt the Wandering Trainer is up in the Garrison. The Pet Battle Bonus Event is still active on EU servers, which means you can level pets from 1 to 25 in just 3 minutes!

Check out Xu-Fu's Pet Battle Strategies for a list of pets and leveling strategies you can use to defeat Squirt.
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)
Achievements
  • 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.

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

Quests
  • 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.

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