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by Published on 2023-03-20 07:09 PM

Slip on into the Turbulent Timeways Beginning March 28
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Bronze Dragonflight has discovered growing disturbances in the timeways, with several rapidly intersecting our own!

Beginning the week of March 28, players can Timewalk through a previous expansion each week for six consecutive weeks. This grand tour through World of Warcraft’s past will start with Cataclysm and end with Wrath of the Lich King.

Also, for a limited time, the Timewalking quest in Valdrakken from Kazra will offer an increased reward—a Heroic level Cache of Vault Treasures with items level 402-411. The reward upgrade is only available for this special Timewalking event. After Turbulent Timewalking has run its course, the reward returns to ilvl 389 Cache of Vault Treasures.

Don’t Let Time Pass You By

Here’s the expansion timeline for Turbulent Timeways:

  • Week of March 28: Cataclysm
  • Week of April 4: Mists of Pandaria
  • Week of April 11: Warlords of Draenor
  • Week of April 18: Legion
  • Week of April 25: The Burning Crusade
  • Week of May 2: The Wrath of the Lich King

Mark your calendar, gather your allies, and prepare to take a Timewalking adventure!
by Published on 2023-03-20 07:07 PM

Get up to 30% Off on Select Game Services until April 3rd
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the refreshed Recruit A Friend program, it’s a great time to bring your friends and play in the Forbidden Reach when you save on Faction Change bundles, Character Transfer bundles, Name Change, and Race Change services*.

Faction Change Bundles

Walk a dungeon or two in the other faction’s shoes with 30% off one or three Faction Changes, and until April 3, get two additional Faction Changes for the price of six. The Faction Change item will now allow the purchase of multiple Faction Changes at one time or save some for future use.

Changing your faction also includes a free race change for your class, so you’ll fit in with your new friends when you join them on their adventures all over Azeroth.

Available Faction Change pack options:

  • 1 for $21.00 (Regularly $30.00)
  • 3 for $42.00 (Regularly $65.00)
  • 6 8 for $95.00

To learn more about the Faction Change service and any restrictions, visit our support page.

Limited Time Character Transfer Sale

For a limited time** save an additional 30% when you purchase 1–Character Transfer or 3-Character Transfers. During this sale, the regular 6–Character Transfer bundle will be replaced with an 8-character transfer bundle option at the same price as the regular 6-character transfer of $80.00. That’s two extra Paid Character Transfers for the regular price of a 6-Character Transfer bundle. Once the sale is over, this bundle will revert to the regular 6-character transfer bundle.

  • 1 for $17.50 (Regularly $25.00)
  • 3 for $35.00 (Regularly $50.00)
  • 68 for $80.00

Visit our support page to learn more about the Paid Character Transfer service and any restrictions.

Name and Race Change Sale

Reinvent yourself with a Name or Race Change during our sale. Whether your name has lost its luster or you want to bring your inner orc out, we’ve got you covered during our limited-time offer.

Get your Name Change or Race Change now and embrace a whole new you!

Ready to make your move? Purchase Faction Change Packs, Paid Character Transfers, Name Changes, or Race Changes from the shop or launch World of Warcraft and click on the Shop button on the character select screen.

Once you’ve purchased your Faction Changes, Character Transfers, Name Change, or Race Change within the shop or the in-game shop, a new icon will appear on your character selection screen. To activate a game service, click on the token, then select the character you wish to move. Any unused Faction Change tokens or Character Transfers will remain on your account for use at a future time.

* Only available for modern World of Warcraft. Characters cannot be transferred between World of Warcraft® and WoW® Classic games.
**Sale ends April 3, 2023
by Published on 2023-03-20 11:59 AM

The Trial of Style Micro Holiday - March 20-24
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Fierce fashionistas and dashing defenders of the Horde and Alliance, synchronize your wardrobes and prepare to do battle. The Trial of Style has arrived, and it’s time to put your transmogrification skills to the test.

Also, earn extra for being extra. While the Trial of Style is active, completing certain activities while trotting around in your best transmogs will earn you some Trader's Tender to spend at the Trading Post.

You’re Invited!

When: March 20–24
Where: Queue for the 6-player scenario at your friendly neighborhood transmog NPC.
What: Contestants will have two minutes to create transmog sets from items in their collection based on themes presented in the scenario. Two players at a time will be pulled up on stage to strike a pose and show off their creation—leaving the remaining four to vote on just who of the two has managed to capture the theme best.

Collect New Rewards

Cloth Belts

Cloth Boots

Leather Belt

Leather Boots

Mail Belt

Mail Boots

Plate Belts


One-Hand Weapons

Two-Hand Weapons

Ranged Weapons

You can also use your Trial of Style Tokens on props to supplement your chosen Trial of Style ensemble. These props are consumable and will only appear when you’re on stage but will last through the entirety of the competition.

Vendor extraordinaire Nellie Voguesong sells shirts and tabards in the Trial of Style, just in case you forgot to bring one with you.

Get A Little Help From your Fans

Need a little extra support while you’re on stage? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Purchase a reward Letter From an Admirer, which you can use to recruit a fashion aficionado to cheer you on during the competition.

No peeking! It comes as no shock that you’ll be properly smocked before the competition begins.

Strike a pose and do your little turn (on the catwalk; yeah, on the catwalk).

Once the glitter settles, and the votes are tallied, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners will be awarded. Don’t worry—even if you don’t win; there’s always the Trial of Style Consolation Prize. These prizes contain Trial of Style Tokens, which can be redeemed for special transmog gear in Dalaran.

Fashion-conscious citizens of Azeroth can also take advantage of transmogrification and barbershop services for free during the Trial of Style. Even if you don’t participate, you can adjust your hairstyle and transmog for no gold cost while the event is active.

Share your best transmogs on Twitter with #MogMonday for a chance to be featured!
by Published on 2023-03-19 02:07 PM

Zskera Vaults Preview

  • Zskera Vaults are large underground chambers containing various treasures and secrets.
  • The chambers are randomly generated each week and change with the weekly reset.
  • To unlock doors within the Zskera Vaults you will need Zskera Vault Keys.
  • Pathfinder Tacha will initially give you 6 Zskera Vault Key for free.
  • More keys can be farmed by defeating Rare Elites and looting Treasure Chests in the Forbidden Reach.

Pet Rewards
  • Patos - Teaches Patos: "This frillfish is a no-frills kind of frillfish."
  • Kobaldt - Teaches Kobaldt: "Sharp crystal needles protrude from this creature's back, and yet it still wants you to pet it somehow."
  • Gilded Mechafrog - Teaches Gilded Mechafrog: "An old and dangerous discarded toy."

Toy Rewards

Other Rewards

Onyx Annulet and Primordial Stones Preview

  • The Onyx Annulet is a powerful ring that can be socketed with three Primordial Stones.
  • Each socketed Primordial Stone grants powerful bonuses and increases the ring's item level (which gives more stamina).
  • After you hand in the Unusual Ring from the Zskera Vaults and receive the Onyx Annulet, Researcher Imareth will offer a follow-up quest to retrieve the Primordial Jeweler's Kit and the Primordial Anvil from the Zskera Vaults. Completing this quest unlocks additional crafting options:

Upgrading Primordial Stones

Primordial Stones Families

Condensed Fire Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Fire family.
  • Flame Licked Stone - Dealing damage has a chance to set the enemy on fire, dealing 17,325 Fire damage over 7 sec.
  • Raging Magma Stone - Absorbing damage has a chance to coat you in lava, causing melee attackers to take 2,406 Fire damage for 6 sec.
  • Searing Smokey Stone - Successful interrupts exhale smoke, dealing 6,875 Fire damage to enemies within a 8 yd cone in front of you.
  • Entropic Fel Stone - Fire damage dealt by Primordial Stones is increased by 60%, and is now Chaos damage.

Condensed Frost Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Frost family.
  • Deluging Water Stone - Abilities have a chance to drench a nearby ally, healing them for 26,004 over 6 sec.
  • Freezing Ice Stone - Dealing damage has a chance to chill the enemy, dealing 16,171 Frost damage and slowing them by 15% for 6 sec.
  • Cold Frost Stone - Gain a Frost shield every 20 sec that absorbs 21,670 damage and slows melee attackers by 15% for 5 sec.
  • Exuding Steam Stone - Receiving heals has a chance to exude steam, restoring 12,039 health to yourself and 2 nearby allies.

Condensed Earth Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Earth family.
  • Indomitable Earth Stone - Taking damage has a chance to shield yourself, absorbing 32,506 damage for 12 sec.
  • Shining Obsidian Stone - Gaining an absorb shield from a Primordial Stone erupts the ground, dealing 25,782 Physical damage split between enemies within 5 yd. Damage is increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies.
  • Gleaming Iron Stone - Standing still for 3 seconds in combat steels yourself, absorbing 16,253 damage and increasing autoattack damage by 305 for 25 sec.

Condensed Nature Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Nature family.
  • Storm Infused Stone - Critically striking an enemy has a chance to shock them and 2 nearby enemies, dealing 9,300 Nature damage.
  • Echoing Thunder Stone - Moving builds an electrical charge, causing your next damaging ability to also deal 14,437 Nature damage.
  • Wild Spirit Stone - Nature and healing effects from Primordial Stones restore 7,602 health of 5 nearby allies over 7 sec.
  • Pestilent Plague Stone - Dealing damage has a chance to infect the target with a plague that spreads to nearby enemies, dealing 9,621 Nature damage over 9 sec.
  • Wind Sculpted Stone - Moving rallies the wind to your side, granting 93 Speed stacking up to 5 times.

Condensed Arcane Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Arcane family.
  • Sparkling Mana Stone - Frost effects from Primordial Stones restore 993 mana over 3 sec.
  • Humming Arcane Stone - Dealing Magic damage has a chance to fire Arcane missiles for each Primordial Stone family you have equipped, each dealing 8,422 Arcane damage.
  • Harmonic Music Stone - Entering combat increases the tertiary stats of you and 4 nearby allies by 364 for 8 sec.
  • Obscure Pastel Stone - Spells and abilities have a chance to cast a random Primordial Stone effect.

Condensed Shadow Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Shadow family.
  • Swirling Mojo Stone - Being near a dying creature saps a portion of their mojo, and eventually crystallizes it.
  • Prophetic Twilight Stone - Damaging effects from your Primordial Stones trigger one of your healing effects, and vice versa.

Condensed Necromantic Magic - Create a Primordial Stone from the Necromantic family.
  • Necromantic Death Stone - Once every minute, moving near a corpse grants the Equip effects of the Desirous Blood, Cold Frost, and Pestilent Plague Stones for 25 sec. Already having one of these effects instead increases its effectiveness by 75%.
  • Desirous Blood Stone - Dealing damage has a chance to drain life, dealing 12,127 Shadow damage and healing you for that amount.
by Published on 2023-03-17 09:34 PM

Class Tuning Incoming with 10.0.7 - March 21
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Along with the launch of patch 10.0.7 next week, we’ll make adjustments to some classes that are underperforming or overperforming in endgame content.

Because of the timing of these changes, we intend to add all of the following to the 10.0.7 patch notes. Please note that some changes below affect talents that are new or redesigned in 10.0.7, and all should be testable on the 10.0.7 PTR soon.

  • Rhapsody now grants a stack every 2 seconds (down from every 5 seconds).
  • Holy
    • Burning Vehemence now causes Holy Fire to deal 30%/60% of its initial damage to all nearby enemies (was 15%/30%) .

  • Elemental
    • Swirling Currents increases the healing done by Healing Stream Totem by 40%/80% for Elemental (was 20%/40%).
  • Enhancement
    • Swirling Currents increases the healing done by Healing Stream Totem by 40%/80% for Enhancement (was 20%/40%).

  • Affliction
    • Dark Virtuosity now increases the damage of Shadow Bolt and Drain Soul by 5/10% (was 15/30%).
    • Kindled Malice now increases the damage of Malefic Rapture and Seed of Corruption by 4/8% (was 8/15%).
  • Demonology
    • Felguard auto-attack damage increased by 20%.
    • Wild Imp damage increased by 20%.
    • Vilefiend damage increased by 30%.
  • Destruction
    • All ability damage increased by 3%.

Player Versus Player
  • Frost
    • Glacial Spike deals 15% less damage and its Mastery scaling is now 60% effective (was 75%) in PvP combat.
    • Frostbolt deals 100% increased damage in PvP combat (was 50%).

  • Retribution
    • Execution Sentence is now 65% effective in PvP combat.
    • Wake of Ashes now deals 20% less damage in PvP combat (was 32%).
  • Protection
    • Uther’s Counsel effectiveness reduced by 33% in PvP combat.
    • Righteous Protector effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP combat.

  • Renew healing is now increased by 22% in PvP combat (was 15%).
  • Prayer of Mending healing is now increased by 6% in PvP combat.
  • Holy
    • Heal healing is now increased by 43% in PvP Combat (was 35%).
    • Flash Heal healing is now increased by an additional 6% in PvP combat for Holy only.
  • Developer’s notes: These are targeted buffs to Holy Priests’ overall throughput, which has continued to fall behind other healers.

  • Subtlety
    • Dark Shadow effectiveness reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
    • Danse Macabre effectiveness reduced by 33% in PvP combat.
    • Perforated Veins effectiveness reduced by 25% in PvP combat.
    • Gloomblade damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.
    • Backstab damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.

  • Affliction
    • Darkglare from Summon Darkglare now has 80% more health.
    • Corruption damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.
    • Agony damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.
    • Siphon Life damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.
    • Focused Malignancy increases Malefic Rapture damage by 10%/20% in PvP combat (was 15%/30%).
  • Developers’ notes: These changes are targeted at improving Affliction Warlocks’ instant cast damage, while offsetting the potential burst from Malefic Rapture with the 10.0.7 talent changes.
  • Destruction
    • Bane of Havoc now has an 18 second internal cooldown with Mayhem talented.
    • Incinerate no longer deals increased damage in PvP combat (was increased by 13%).
    • Shadowburn damage is now increased by 25% in PvP combat (was increased by 30%).
  • Developer’s notes: We’re targeting a decrease to Havoc uptime and offsetting the PvE tuning changes with some reductions to Shadowburn and Incinerate. We want builds with instant casts to be viable, while preferring that the spec relies on Chaos Bolts for most kills.

  • Arms
    • Fatality now stacks Fatal Mark up to a maximum of 8 times against enemy players (was 20).

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