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Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41360

Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41360: Sylvanas Cinematic
Build 41360 gave us a new cinematic and Sylvanas model. Spoilers ahead!



by Published on 2021-12-07 11:39 PM

Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41360
A new build is now live on the PTR!

  • New Keystone Affix: Encrypted - Enemies throughout the dungeon summon Automa when engaged in combat. Defeat the Automa to unlock the First Ones' secrets and gain powerful bonuses.
  • New achievement to unlock flying in Zereth Mortis: Cyphers of the First Ones


New Icons




New Maps and Loading Screens



PTR Eternity’s End Development Notes - December 7, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone! Here are the notes for this week’s PTR update.

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Final Sentence (Kyrian Runecarving Power) now grants 4% damage per stack (was 3%), duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 18 seconds), and now grants the Rune and Damage buff on the initial cast of Shackle the Unworthy (and again each time it spreads).
    • Rampant Transference (Night Fae Runecarving Power) Strength per stack of Death’s Due increased by 3% (was 2%).
  • Mage
    • Harmonic Echo (Kyrian Runecarving Power) now also echoes the damage to the primary target affected by Radiant Spark’s Vulnerability.
    • Frost
      • Comet Storm (Talent) no longer removes Winter’s Chill.
    • Class Sets
      • Arcane
        • 4-piece: Reworked – Touch of the Magi’s duration is increased by 4 seconds and 25% mana regeneration for 12 seconds.
      • Frost
        • 2-piece: Removed the requirement to be in Icy Veins to trigger Comet Storm.
  • Monk
    • Class Sets
      • Brewmaster
        • 4-piece: Reworked – Keg Smash deals an additional 50% damage, heals you for 66% of damage dealt, and grants 66% of damage dealt as maximum health for 10 seconds.
          • Developers’ note: We pivoted Brewmaster to a new bonus that has more impact. This new 4pc bonus offers easy-to-access power, but savvy players who maximize the damage dealt by their Keg Smash will be able gain additional benefits from the healing and maximum health bonuses.
      • Mistweaver
        • 2-piece: Essence Font Healing increased by 5% in addition to the duration extension.
          • Developers’ note: Due to overlapping, this wasn’t increasing heal throughput as much as we’d like. Adding some additional love for Essence Font so the bonus is X.
        • 4-piece: Drinking Thunder Focus Tea with the bonus active no longer interrupts Soothing Mists.
  • Paladin
    • Class Sets
      • Protection
        • 4-piece: Fixed an issue which prevented Glorious Purpose from casting Judgment.
  • Shaman
    • Class Sets
      • Enhancement
        • 4-piece: Fixed an issue that prevented the duration extension to Storm Elemental or Fire Elemental from triggering.
      • Restoration
        • 2-piece: Reworked – Your critical healing increases the critical chance of your next Chain Heal by 2%, stacking up to 50 times.
          • Developers’ note: This includes periodic healing and proc’ed healing, so it should stack up pretty quickly from Healing Rain and Riptide ticks as well as any other healing you’re doing. This is intended to push you to really want to cast Chain Heal every now and then, but otherwise not feel like you need to spam Chain Heal to get value out of it. More of an ebb and flow feeling than the previous 2-piece.
        • 4-piece: Reworked – Your Chain Heal critical hits reduce the remaining cooldown of one of your totems by 2 seconds. Your Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem, Mana Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem now also cast Chain Heal when you drop them.
          • Developers’ note: Any totem that’s on cooldown is currently a valid choice for the cooldown reduction effect. The Chain Heal is currently cast by you, not by the totem, but the intent is for the visual to end up shooting from the totem.
  • Warrior
    • Class Sets
      • Arms
        • 2-piece: Reworked – Colossus Smash lasts 3 seconds longer and increases your damage dealt to affected enemies by an additional 10%.
        • 4-piece: Reworked – Tactician has a 50% increased chance to trigger against enemies with Colossus Smash and causes your next Overpower to grant 4% Strength, up to 20% for 15 seconds.

Dungeons and Raids
  • New Raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • The following Heroic encounters will be available for testing on December 9:
      • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Lihuvim, Principal Architect

Quests
  • New Campaign Chapters
    • Chapters 4 and 5 are available in the December 7 PTR update.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • New Game Mode: The Jailer’s Gauntlet
    • Floor starting points are now closer to the encounter area.
    • There will now be a number of portals in the encounter area representing the number of waves remaining. These will be removed one by one as waves spawn in.
    • There is now a larger variety of enemies.

Zereth Mortis
  • Cypher of the First Ones
    • This feature is now available for testing.
  • Protoform Synthesis
    • A new crafting system that allows you to gather reagents and create Zereth Mortis-themed mounts and battle pets.
  • New side quests are available in the December 7 PTR update.
  • More treasures to discover have been added.

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Shadowlands
Exploration
  • Cyphers of the First Ones (New) Complete each of the Cyphers listed below. Reward: Zereth Mortis Flying. 10 points.
  • Traversing the Spheres Use Firim's Core-Tap on Progentor Forges throughout Zereth Mortis to obtain the following rare proto-materials. 5 points. 10 points.

Quests
  • From A to Zereth Complete all of the Zereth Mortis achivements listed below. Mount Reward: Cryptic Aurelid. 25 points. Account Wide.

Shadowlands Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Class Tier Set Bonuses

Druid Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Sickle of the Lion Entering Berserk causes you to lacerate strike all nearby enemies, dealing [ 700% of Attack Power ] Bleed damage over 10 sec.

Hunter Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Focused Trickery Spending 80 Focus grants you 2 charges of Trick Shots. Spending 40 Focus grants you 1 charge of Trick Shots.

Mage Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Arcane Lucidity After consuming 8 Clearcasting your next Touch of the Magi is instant, incurs no cooldown and lasts for 6 sec. Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
  • Frost Storm While Icy Veins is active your spells have a 25% chance to call down a Comet Storm on your target enemy. This effect cannot occur more than once every 30 sec sec. 20 sec sec.

Monk Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Breath of the Cosmos Name changed from " 9.2.0 Class Set - Monk - Brewmaster - 2PC" to "Breath of the Cosmos".
  • Keg of the Heavens (New) Keg Smash deals an additional 50% damage, heals you for 66% of damage dealt, and grants 66% of damage dealt as maximum health for 10 sec.
  • Grandiose Font Name changed from " 9.2.0 Class Set - Monk - Mistweaver - 2PC" to "Grandiose Font". Essence Font's residual healing effect is increased by 5% and lasts an additional 2 sec.
  • Tea of the Grand Upwelling Name changed from " 9.2.0 Class Set - Monk - Mistweaver - 4PC" to "Tea of the Grand Upwelling".

Priest Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Living Shadow Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate for 8 sec. Your shadow follows you, dealing [ 138.4% [ 1,038% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to your target over the duration.

Shaman Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Heal the Soul Chain Heal's critical hit chance is increased by 30% on all targets it hits when cast on a target affected by your Riptide. Your critical healing increases the critical chance of your next Chain Heal by 2%, stacking up to 50 times.
  • Heal the Soul Your Chain Heal critical hits reduce the remaining cooldown of Spirit Link Totem by 2 sec. one of your totems by 2 sec. Your Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem, Mana Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem now also cast Chain Heal when you drop them.

Warrior Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Pile On Increases the duration of your Colossus Smash and Warbreaker by 3 sec. Colossus Smash lasts 3 sec longer and increases your damage dealt to affected enemies by an additional 10%.
  • Pile On Every 75 Rage consumed increases the effectiveness of your next Colossus Smash or Warbreaker by 2%, up to 10%. Tactician has a 50% increased chance to proc against enemies with Colossus Smash and causes your next Overpower to grant 4% Strength, up to 20% for 15 sec.

Item Set Bonuses

Runeforge Legendary Abilities
  • Harmonic Echo Damage dealt to enemies affected by Radiant Spark's vulnerability echo to 4 nearby enemies for 30% your current enemy target and 4 nearby enemies for 25% of the damage dealt. Instant.

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Final Sentence When Shackle the Unworthy spreads is applied to an enemy, instantly gain a Rune and your damage is increased by 3%, stacking up to 15% for 18 sec. Instant. 4%, stacking up to 20% for 15 sec. Instant.
  • Rampant Transference The Strength gained from Death's Due is increased by 2% 3% and persists for 2 sec longer. While standing within your Death's Due your Runic Power generation is increased by 20%. Instant.

Item Effects
  • Admiral Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Adventurous Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Autorecreation Allows you to reconstruct yourself upon death in outdoor Shadowlands zones with 25% health and mana. This effect can occur only once every 60 minutes.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
  • Chef Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Cosmic Boom Your damaging abilities have a chance to unleash a blast at the target, dealing 0 Cosmic damage. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Crystallized Allows you to crystallize enhancements from Consoles.Crystallized abilities grow more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
  • Dapper Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Dimensional Translators Activate the dimensional translators to cross a great distance in outdoor Shadowlands zones. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones. 10 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Gladiator's Fastidious Resolve Activate the Broker defenses, protecting yourself from spell interruption and crowd control effects. The defenses withstand up to 3 effects and persist for 30 sec. Instant. 2 min cooldown. 3 min cooldown.
  • Lovely Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Pepepec (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Pirate Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Pocobold (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Pocopoc Resonance Resonates with Pocopoc, increasing the stats and effectiveness of Pocopoc's forms and abilities. its forms and abilities. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
  • Prepare Kettle of Stone Soup Set out a Kettle of Stone Soup, ready to fill with delicious ingredients. Finish it to to feed up to 35 people in your raid or party! Once complete, restores 0 health and 0 mana over 20 sec. Must remain seated while eating. If you spend at least 10 seconds eating you will become well fed and gain 0 in a stat for 60 min. Melee range. 1 sec cast.3 min cooldown.
  • Random Sayaad Name changed from "Random Tormentor" to "Random Sayaad".
  • Raw Speed Increases your movement and mounted speed in outdoor Shadowlands zones by 10%.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
  • Strengthen Pact - Incubus Name changed from "Strengthen Pact" to "Strengthen Pact - Incubus".
  • Strengthen Pact - Succubus Name changed from "Strengthen Pact" to "Strengthen Pact - Succubus".
  • Strip Advantage Your abilities have a chance to strip the target of its power, decreasing damage done by 5% 1% and increasing damage taken by 5% 1%. Your Cypher power allows this effect to be applied up to 1 stack. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
  • Treasurefinder Enhances Pocopoc's ability to locate hidden stashes, and increases the treasure found within.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
  • Wicked Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Zereth Vision Grants you Zereth Vision, allowing you the ability to identify Pocopoc Energy nodes within Zereth Mortis.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • [DNT] Unending Hunger Trigger Check 100 yd range. Instant. 200 yd range. Instant.
  • Befouled Barrier Anduin summons a Befouled Barrier that inflicts 25 35 Twilight damage to all players and creates a barrier that persists for 25 sec. 75% of healing received by players within the area is redirected to the barrier. Up to 450 healing received reduces the size of the barrier. Upon expiration, the barrier explodes inflicting 50 Twilight damage and tainting all players, absorbing up to 450 healing received based on the size of the Befouled Barrier. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Chains of Oppression Zovaal summons chains, pulling the players and inflicting 15 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 8 sec. 300 yd range. Instant. 6 sec. Zovaal then begins casting Oppression. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Cosmic Ejection The core jettisons stellar material from its orbiting bodies, inflicting 30 Cosmic damage and an additional 2 Cosmic damage every half-second to all players within 5 yards of the nearest player, snaring them by 10% 20% for 5 sec. This effect stacks. Instant.
  • Cosmic Ejection The core jettisons stellar material from its orbiting bodies, inflicting 30 Cosmic damage and an additional 2 Cosmic damage every half-second to all players within 5 yards of the nearest player, snaring them by 10% 20% for 5 sec. This effect stacks. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Encroaching Dominion Domination Cores exude bolts of dark energy, inflicting 30 Shadow damage to players within 4 yards of the impacts, and creating pools that last for 60 sec that inflict 11 20 Shadow damage every 1.5 sec. to those who stand in them. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Ephemeral Burst (New) Inflicts 20 Cosmic damage. Instant.
  • Ephemeral Supernova As Xy'mox unlocks the Forerunner Relic, it billows waves of energy every 2 sec, inflicting 5 Cosmic damage to all players. Further damage taken from Ephemeral Supernova is increased by 10% for 30 8 sec. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Exposed Core The construct exposes its core as it draws in matter to reclaim. All players suffer 200 Cosmic damage every 2 150 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 10 sec. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Interdimensional Tear Xy'mox marks players, after 8 sec the mark detonates, inflicting 20 Arcane damage to players within 6 yds, and creating an Interdimensional Wormhole at their location. Players can travel between wormholes Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Misery Zovaal delivers a crushing attack, inflicting 400 600 Physical damage split among all players within 10 yards of impact. Players hit by this attack knocked back and take 200% increased damage from Physical attacks for 30 sec. 1,000 yd range. Instant. are knocked back. 1,000 yd range. Instant.
  • Persecution (New) Zovaal unleashes a powerful attack, inflicting 200 Physical damage and increasing Physical damage taken by 200% for 40 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Persecution Zovaal unleashes a powerful attack, inflicting 200 Physical damage. 200 yd range. Instant. and increasing Physical damage taken by 200% for 40 sec. 200 yd range. Instant.
  • Suffering Zovaal delivers a maw infused attack to all near by players, inflicting an initial 30 Shadow damage and then 15 Shadow players, inflicting an initial 30 Physical damage and bleed for 10 Physical damage every 3 sec for 21 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Tyranny Dominated Pylons leave behind an Essence of Tyranny that launches at a target, inflicting 40 Shadow damage initially and 15 30 Shadow damage initially and 10 Shadow damage every 3 sec for 15 sec to the target and every player in the way. 300 yd range. Instant.



Garrison Talents
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Covenant Abilities
  • Aealic Understanding Tier 1, Column 2. Spell: |L290-Unlock access to Lore Concordances across Zereth Mortis. Being able to fully read a Lore Concordance will grant a bonus to all players that are near it.|l Gain access to Enhancement Consoles. Enhancement Consoles provide you with a selection of enhancements that last for 15 minutes.|l
  • Altonian Understanding Tier 7, Column 2. Spell: |L290-Gain the ability to communicate and interact interact, and quest with Jiro in the Terrace of Formation, Pilgrim's Grace and Untamed Verdure.|l
  • Bassalim Name changed from "Redulim" to "Bassalim". Tier 6, Column 4. Spell: |L290-$@garrspelldesc|l Pocopoc gains the ability to temporarily convert a Coreless Guardian into a Resonant Guardian. You and upto 2 other individuals can use the Guardian vehicle to cause havoc in Zereth Mortis. $@garrspelldesc|l
  • Cachial Tier 4, Column 1. Spell: |L290-You can interact with the Caches of Creation puzzles. Pocopoc can also be asked to seek out and them on your mini-map when one is nearby.|l seek out and mark nearby Caches. Decrypting Caches of Creation can award you Cyphers of the First Ones.|l
  • Corial Tier 5, Column 1. Spell: |L290-Pocopoc can be asked may now to seek out and mark Coreless Automa on your mini-map when one is nearby.|l nearby Coreless Automa. In addition unlocking |lDealic |L290-Understanding will allow Pocopoc to temporarily take control of wildlife to assist you in combat.|l
  • Dealic Understanding Tier 1, Column 3. Spell: |L290-Gain access to Enhancement Consoles. The Enhancement Consoles provide players a selection of limited time ehancments.|l Pocopoc gains the ability to take control of wildlife to assist you in combat for 3 minutes. Pocopoc can interact with Echoed Jiro in the South West region of Zereth Mortis. You gain a deeper understanding of the Concordances. You can access a Protoform Synthesis forge to instantiate small creatures.|l
  • Echial Tier 3, Column 1. Spell: |L290-Pocopoc can be asked to seek out and mark Echoed Jiro on your mini-map when one is nearby.|l nearby. |lDealic |L290-Understanding will allow Pocopoc to interact with Echoed Jiro, granting you increased movement speed, improved resources when gathering, or reduce enemy detection range.|l
  • Metrial Understanding Tier 1, Column 1. Spell: Gain access to a Progenitor Core Pet and upgrades. Concordances in Zereth Mortis. |L290-Being able to fully read a Lore Concordance will grant a bonus to all players that are near it.|l
  • Sopranian Understanding Tier 7, Column 3. Spell: |L290-Gain the ability to communicate and interact with Automa in the Lost Ruins and Unstable Desert.|l interact, and quest with Automa in the Arrangement Index and Endless Sands. You can also gain access to a Protoform Synthesis forge that allows you to instantiate large creatures.|l
  • Trebalim Understanding Tier 1, Column 4. Spell: |L290-Grants access to advanced Progenitor Core Pet upgrades. Pocopoc will be able to take on additonal Pocopoc gains the ability to take on additonal combat roles to help you while in Zereth Mortis.|l Mortis. When in one of these roles you gain access to a new ability. You gain an even deeper understanding of the Concordances. |l
  • Visial Tier 6, Column 1. Spell: |L290-Allows visual enhancements of Pocopoc.|l customization of Pocopoc at the Core Configuration Console in Exile's Hollow.|l



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • COMMUNITY_FEATURE_UNAVAILABLE_MUTED - Your current parental control settings prohibit the use of this feature. This feature is disabled due to your Battle.net Account parental controls or privacy settings
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_626 - Requires Dealic. Requires Trebalim Understanding.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_630 (New) - Requires Architect.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle Masters
  • All Arenas - Brawl. Level: 60. Players: 1-6. Rated players: 6. Maps: Black Rook Hold Arena, Blade's Edge Arena, Mugambala, Nagrand Arena, Ruins of Lordaeron, The Tiger's Peak, Tol'Viron Arena.
  • Enigma Arena (New) - Level: 60. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Enigma Arena.

Holidays
  • PvP Brawl: Solo Shuffle (New)

Keystone Affixes
  • Encrypted (New) - Enemies throughout the dungeon summon Automa when engaged in combat. Defeat the Automa to unlock the First Ones' secrets and gain powerful bonuses.

Map Areas
Unknown
  • Enigma Arena (New)
  • Genesis Cradle - Name changed from "Cornerstone of Creation" to "Genesis Cradle".
  • Maldraxxus Coliseum (New)
  • Maldraxxus Coliseum (New)
  • Protoform Repository - Name changed from "Proto Repository" to "Protoform Repository".
  • The Grand Design (New)

Map Difficulties
  • Enigma Arena - Name changed from "Progenitor Arena" to "Enigma Arena". Max players: 5.

Maps
Shadowlands
  • Enigma Arena - Name changed from "Progenitor Arena" to "Enigma Arena". Directory: 2511. Type: Normal. Time is always 12:00am. Arena. Time is always 12:00am.

Mounts
Ground Mounts
  • Bronze Gastropod - Ground Mount. Bronze Gastropod. "Some gastropods of Zereth Mortis have inexplicably naturally metallic shells. These are generally--and inexplicably--bronze, indistinct from the metal any novice mortal miner might work, save that no mortal labor could craft this living creature." Source: Profession: Protoform Synthesis
by Published on 2021-12-07 09:29 PM

Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid Testing Schedule - December 9th
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Thursday, December 9th, we will be continuing our raid testing in the Sepulcher of the First Ones.

Thursday, December 9th

Lihuvim, Principal Architect - Heroic Sepulcher of the First Ones
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)

Artificer Xy’mox - Heroic Sepulcher of the First Ones
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Oribos, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade IV in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)

Q: What character should I use to test the raid?

A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players’ effective level to 60 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.

Q: How long does testing last?

A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.

We appreciate you taking the time to test our content and look forward to reading your feedback.
by Published on 2021-12-07 03:43 PM

Legion Timewalking Mage Tower and Mythic+ Now Live
Legion Timewalking is now live in NA! This event will run for two weeks for the first time, before being added as a one week event to the normal timewalking rotation.



Legion Timewalking Mage Tower
The Mage Tower challenges return with new cosmetic rewards!



Soaring Spelltome Mount
The Soaring Spelltome mount is the reward for completing A Tour of Towers.





Blizzard's Preview: Mage Tower in Legion Timewalking
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
When first introduced in Legion, the Mage Tower challenged players to conquer unique solo class-specific encounters. Legion Timewalking brings back the excitement with all-new rewards to obtain, and a chance to prove your tenacity. Are you a master of your class? It's time to put your knowledge and skill to the test once more!

Gaining Access to the Mage Tower
While the Legion Timewalking event is active, you may travel to the Broken Isles and reach the Broken Shore from Dalaran. There, at Deliverance Point, you'll be able to enter the tower and engage in a challenge meant to test your skills. There are seven encounters available, and your specialization will determine which challenge you'll face. The challenges are:

An Impossible Foe: Defeat Agatha, the Imp Mother in her lair. This challenge is available to Elemental Shaman, Feral Druids, Fire Mages, Fury Warriors, Outlaw Rogues, and Unholy Death Knights.

Closing the Eye: Defeat Archmage Xylem at the Eye of Eternity. This challenge is available to Arms Warriors, Frost Death Knights, Havoc Demon Hunters, Subtlety Rogues, and Survival Hunters.

End of the Risen Threat: Defeat Lord Erdris Thorn in BlackRook Hold. This challenge is available to Holy Paladins, Holy Priests, Mistweaver Monks, Restoration Druids, and Restoration Shaman.

Feltotem's Fall: Defeat Tugar Bloodtotem in Highmountain. This challenge is available to Beast Mastery Hunters, Destruction Warlocks, Discipline Priests, and Windwalker Monks.

The God-Queen's Fury: Defeat Sygrin in the Halls of Valor. This challenge is available to Arcane Mages, Assassination Rogues, Demonology Warlocks, Enhancement Shaman, and Retribution Paladins.

The Highlord's Return: Defeat Highlord Kruul in the Twisting Nether. This challenge is available to Blood Death Knights, Brewmaster Monks, Guardian Druids, Protection Paladins, Protection Warriors, and Vengeance Demon Hunters.

Thwarting the Twins: Defeat the twins Raest and Karam Magespear in the Twisting Nether. This challenge is available to Affliction Warlocks, Balance Druids, Frost Mages, Marksmanship Hunters, and Shadow Priests.

Keep mind that you will not be able to benefit from Legendary items or any other expansion-specific benefits like Covenant abilities when taking on these challenges, so plan accordingly!

Mage Tower Rewards
Upon defeating one of the seven challenges with any class, you'll earn a Legion-themed transmogrification set to celebrate your accomplishment, as well as the achievement "A Towering Success".

Guardian Druids can earn an additional reward: the Druid Fel Werebear Form, inspired by the original Mage Tower reward.

Completing all seven challenges will earn you the "A Tour of Towers" achievement, as well as the wondrous Soaring Spelltome mount. Knowledge is power, after all, and the Mage Tower does its fair share of knowledge testing. Master it and display this towering accomplishment.

Ready to take on the trials of the past? The Mage Tower remains available for as long as the Legion Timewalking event is active. Theres no time to waste, hero. Adventure calls . . . .

Legion Timewalking Mage Tower Spell Restrictions
The following spells are flagged as disabled in the Mage Tower. Keep in mind some of these spells might be old or have gone unused since they were added back in Shadowlands Beta.





Legion Timewalking Mythic+ Dungeons
Legion Timewalking also comes with a brand new mythic plus option for Legion Timewalking dungeons!

  • Black Rook Hold
  • Court of Stars
  • Darkheart Thicket
  • Eye of Azshara
  • Neltharion's Lair
  • Vault of the Wardens

Legion Timewalking Mythic Plus Affix
  • Infernal - Infernal Beacons can be found near some bosses. Activating a Beacon or engaging a nearby boss will trigger a Legion invasion.


Blizzard's Preview: Timeworn Keystone Dungeons
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Prime your minds for a fel tangled chrono-spatial conundrum: Legion Timewalking is here!

Players will be able to adventure into six of Legion’s dungeons to reap new rewards all week during this week’s Bonus Event. Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your regular level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic difficulty, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon.

In addition, you can also complete Timeworn Keystone dungeons to earn powerful loot, as well as take on the challenges of the Mage Tower, available only while the event is active.

While the Event is Active

Look for the following all week long:

  • Caretaker Kah'toll in Oribos has a quest for you. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift-J).
    • Quest Requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons.
    • Rewards: One box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Sanctum of Domination.
  • While Timewalking is active, you will gain a 50% bonus to reputations earned from quests and creature kills for all reputations associated with the corresponding expansion.

Simply open the Group Finder (default hotkey: I) and then select Dungeon Finder and Timewalking in the Type dropdown menu. Selecting Find Group will match you with other players and send you to one of the following Heroic dungeons:

Black Rook Hold
Carved from the greatest mountain of Val'sharah by ancient elven masons, Black Rook Hold stood as a bulwark against the Burning Legion during the War of the Ancients. The nigh-impregnable fortress is also the ancestral home of Lord Kur'talos Ravencrest, one-time mentor of Illidan himself. But since the latest Legion attack, a strange dark energy emanates from the Hold, and restless dead plague the surrounding lands.

Court of Stars
Even as Legion troops patrol the streets, casting a pall over the grand city of Suramar, the socialites of the Nightborne nobility continue to cling to custom and routine. On this clear night, the cry of revelers echoes through the chill air, as the largest mansion in the Noble District opens its doors for a grand gala. Rumor has it that Grand Magistrix Elisande herself may be making an appearance, in an effort to reassure several of her closest allies despite recent turmoil.

Darkheart Thicket
In the shadow of Shaladrassil, the Nightmare permeates every inch of the once-lush forest. Where the eldest and greatest druids once tended to the woods, meditating beneath the great world tree, corruption and madness now reign. Deep within the tangled thicket, the Nightmare Lord Xavius works to break the will of his greatest prize.

Eye of Azshara
Amidst outlying shoals off the coast of Azsuna, an ancient source of power lies beneath the waves. Long ago, the power of Queen Azshara extended throughout these lands, and the naga seeking the Tidestone of Golganneth still act at her behest. As clouds roll in and the air crackles with the energy of an approaching storm, Azshara's followers prepare to summon an incarnation of her Wrath to lay waste to the land.

Neltharion's Lair
The Earth Warder Neltharion, later known as Deathwing, once called this cavern home. Since his fall, the drogbar that once worshipped the great dragon built their capital within this ancient lair. Now, Dargrul, chieftain of the drogbar, rallies a massive army within these depths. Bolstered by the Hammer of Khaz'goroth, this army will surge from the mountainside if left unchecked, devastating Highmountain and threatening the security of all Azeroth.

Vault of the Wardens
This secret Warden facility was carved into the mountainside deep in Azsuna, and sealed with magical wards both to keep intruders out, and to ensure that the terrors locked within could never escape. Many of the most dangerous foes the Wardens have encountered were locked away within the Vault, but in the aftermath of Cordana's betrayal and the Legion's attack, those creatures now roam the halls freely.

To learn more about each dungeon’s bosses, tips, and view the available loot, check out the Adventure Guide (Shift-J), select the Dungeons tab, then choose Legion from the drop-down menu.

Timeworn Keystones

If you're looking for a more challenging experience, you'll be able to take any Mythic Keystones you own to Ta'hsup in Oribos and exchange them for a Timeworn Keystone. Timeworn Keystones can be then used in one of the six Legion dungeons during the event, like you would with any Mythic Keystone. Timeworn Keystones at level 10 and above have a unique affix tied to Legion: Infernal. When this affix is active, Infernal Beacons can be found near some bosses. Activating a Beacon or engaging a nearby boss will trigger a Legion invasion.

Timeworn Keystone dungeons will be scaled up to your level, and the chest at the end of the run will drop gear from that dungeon at an item level appropriate to the Timeworn Keystone's difficulty. This gear can be upgraded with Valor Points and works just like any other max-level gear you can obtain from Mythic Keystone dungeons. Completing dungeons in this manner will contribute to your Great Vault progress, though Legion Timeworn Keystone items cannot appear as loot options when claiming weekly Great Vault rewards.
by Published on 2021-12-04 08:38 AM

Patch 9.2 Eternity's End PTR - Cypher Progression System Preview

WoW Hotfixes - December 3, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Druid
    • Thorns (PvP Talent) will now properly deal damage and slow attackers movement speed when cast on an ally.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Fixed an issue where the Eye of the Jailer encounter user interface could persist when using the skip to the Kel’Thuzad and Sylvanas Windrunner encounters.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue which caused Shard of Tel to often fail to find a friendly target to apply its shield to if it was triggered by a damaging ability.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Player versus Player
    • Greater and Lesser Rune of Warding no longer activate in the arena if applied before entering.

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Sunken Temple
      • Non-boss elite enemies now gain Soulflayer's Fervor over time, granting Snare Immunity, Root Immunity, and Increased Movement Speed. Crowd control abilities like stuns, fears, shackles, polymorphs etc. will reset Soulflayer's Fervor.

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