Legion - Gnome Hunters
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Patch 6.2.3 Overview
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
During scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, November 17, we’ll release Patch 6.2.3, bringing cross-realm Mythic raiding, new Timewalking dungeons, the return of the Valor currency, the Grove Warden mount, and more to the game.

Tuesday’s maintenance period will also mark the end of the current PvP season and the beginning of Warlords Season 3. In the new season, you’ll have a chance to earn new PvP gear, including the Warmongering Aspirant (PvP item level 715), Warmongering Combatant (ilvl 730), and Warmongering Gladiator (ilvl 740) sets.

For those interested in diving into dungeons, the very first Cataclysm Timewalking Bonus Event begins Wednesday, November 18, featuring Grim Batol, Stonecore, Lost City of Tol’vir, Vortex Pinnacle, Throne of Tides, and End Time. We’re also expanding the Northrend Timewalking Bonus Event to include Pit of Saron and The Burning Crusade Timewalking Bonus Event to include Magister’s Terrace.

Patch 6.2.3 Official Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
New Timewalking Dungeons
  • A new Cataclysm Timewalking Bonus Event has been added to the holiday rotation, featuring the following dungeons:
    • End Time
    • Grim Batol
    • Lost City of Tol’vir
    • Stonecore
    • The Vortex Pinnacle
    • Throne of Tides
  • The existing Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking events have been expanded to include an additional dungeon each:
    • Magister’s Terrace (Burning Crusade)
    • Pit of Saron (Wrath of the Lich King)
  • New rare mount: Infinite Timereaver, has been added as a random drop from any Timewalking boss.
  • Added a vendor near the Cataclysm portals in Stormwind and Orgrimmar during the Cataclysm Timewalking Bonus Event that sells modernized Cataclysm gear and cool new toys.

Cross-Realm Mythic Raiding
  • Cross-Realm raiding has been enabled for Hellfire Citadel on Mythic difficulty. You’ll now be able to join with friends or fill that last raid spot to take on the most difficult encounters in Warlords of Draenor.

Item Upgrades and Valor are back!
  • Item upgrades are back! Players will be able to earn and spend Valor to upgrade items from Hellfire Citadel, crafted profession items, items created from Baleful tokens in Tanaan Jungle, and all Draenor dungeon drops. All the items you’ve already earned are eligible for upgrades retroactively.
  • Characters can earn Valor in a number of ways.
    • Completing the first random Heroic Dungeon of the day
    • Completing Mythic Dungeons
    • Completing weekly Bonus Event quests (except for the Pet Battle Bonus Event)
    • Completing a Raid Finder wing for Highmaul, Blackrock Foundry, or Hellfire Citadel for the first time each week.
  • To upgrade, visit your friendly neighborhood ethereal in Orgrimmar and Stormwind, or Stormshield and Warspear to upgrade your gear by 5 item levels at a time for 250 Valor, up to twice per item, for a total potential boost of 10 item levels.

Improved Item Rewards
Mythic Dungeon Loot Improvements
  • Mythic Dungeons now have a chance to award items ranging from item level 685 to 725 in 5-item-level increments, with a progressively lower chance as item level increases.
  • Mythic Dungeon bosses now also have a chance to drop a new Heirloom Trinket that will scale up to level 110.
Baleful Item Level Boost
  • Baleful items now have a chance to create items ranging in quality from item level 655 to 695 in 5-item-level increments, with a progressively lower chance as item level increases.

Warlords Season 3
  • Around the release of Patch 6.2.3, a transition to Warlords Season 3 will take place. More information and details on the close of Warlords Season 2 and transition to the new season will be available in the future.
  • With the new season comes new gear. New Warmongering Aspirant gear scales up to PvP item level 715, Warmongering Combatant gear scales to 730, and Warmongering Gladiator gear scales to 740.

Class Tuning Changes
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • General
    • Blood Boil, Blood Plague, Death Coil, Death and Decay, Frost Fever, and Soul Reaper damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Frost
    • Frost Strike, Howling Blast, and Obliterate damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Unholy
    • Festering Strike, Necrosis, and Scourge Strike damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Talents
    • Defile and Necrotic Plague damage has been increased by 10%.

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • General
    • Moonfire and Wrath damage has been increased by 6%.
  • Balance
    • Starfall, Starfire, Starsurge, and Sunfire damage has been increased by 6%.

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • General
    • Crusader Strike, Hammer of Wrath, and Judgment damage has been increased by 8%.
  • Retribution
    • Divine Storm, Seal of Truth, and Templar's Verdict damage has been increased by 8%.

Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • General
    • Chain Lightning, Flame Shock, Lava Burst, Lightning Bolt, and Lightning Shield damage has been increased by 4%.
  • Elemental
    • Mastery: Molten Earth, Earth Shock, and Earthquake damage has been increased by 4%.
  • Enhancement
    • Lava Lash, Stormstrike, and Windfury damage has been increased by 4%.

Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • General
    • Enrage now increases all damage dealt by 15% (up from 10%).
  • Arms
    • Seasoned Soldier now increases all damage dealt by 15% (up from 10%).

Raids and Dungeons
Hellfire Citadel

Timewalking
  • Pepe should now remain with players that enter into a Timewalking dungeon.

Items
  • Increased the drop rates of Felblight from Skinning, Mining, Herbalism, and Fishing by about 20%.
  • Mirror of the Blademaster now summon magical blades as guardians, instead of mirror images of the caster.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Gnome Hunters, Patch 6.2.3 Overview and Official Notes started by chaud View original post
Comments 106 Comments
  1. Vegas82's Avatar
    Just in time for the new timewalking event!
  1. Turaska's Avatar
    Gnome Paladins or gtfo!
  1. Ra-Cante's Avatar
    No Vicious Hawkstrider or Vicious Elekk?
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Turaska View Post
    Gnome Paladins or gtfo!
    Gnome Druids! I want my Dire Gerbil form!!! XD
  1. otterfluff's Avatar
    So where are the belf druids to mirror the addition of hunter gnomes...?
  1. arthar77's Avatar
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGING HUNTER GNOMESS!!!!



    and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGING UNDEAD PALADINGS AKA SCARLET DEAD

  1. Aerias's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by otterfluff View Post
    So where are the belf druids to mirror the addition of hunter gnomes...?
    Are you that kid who always has to have a present on other kids' birthdays? Nobody likes that kid...
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    And I thought hunters couldn't get any more annoying.

    Yay patch!
  1. Winter Blossom's Avatar
    That pet chicken... he's out for blood, man.
  1. Sorotia's Avatar
    Where are Worgen Shaman?!?
  1. Meat Rubbing Specialist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arthar77 View Post
    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGING HUNTER GNOMESS!!!!



    and FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDGING UNDEAD PALADINGS AKA SCARLET DEAD

    Gnome Hunters make sense.

    Undead Paladins would still be the worst possible Race/Class Combination possible in WoW and I severely hope they never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever do it.
  1. Nyoken's Avatar
    Ele shamans gets buffs.... and other classes get better buffs? u fucking serious
  1. Dawnseven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by otterfluff View Post
    So where are the belf druids to mirror the addition of hunter gnomes...?
    Horde isn't getting anything new. The allies were one short on the race/class combo list, 57 to 58 (pre DH). Adding gnome hunters tied it up.
  1. taliey's Avatar
    This is a first.

    A patch allowing a new race/class combination.
  1. Frumpy Frumpy Frak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Jack Flash View Post
    Gnome Hunters make sense.

    Undead Paladins would still be the worst possible Race/Class Combination possible in WoW and I severely hope they never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever do it.
    First off, I'm a total paladin purist. I still hate the fact that Tauren and (to a slightly lesser extent) Blood Elves can be paladins.

    That having been said, I think undead paladins would be neat. Wielding the Light as an Undead is meant to be agony. Enduring constant pain so that one can continue serving as a weapon of righteousness even after death is right up the Paladin's alley.
  1. Slackeh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taliey View Post
    This is a first.

    A patch allowing a new race/class combination.
    It says in Legion?
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nyoken View Post
    Ele shamans gets buffs.... and other classes get better buffs? u fucking serious
    Yeah tell me about it, but I supposed I am glad they even thought of us at all.. Makes you wonder if they see shamans as that annoying piece of bubblegum stuck on your shoe or something like that..
  1. ChaosWolf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Excellion View Post
    Where are Worgen Shaman?!?
    We tried that, but they kept peeing on the totems.
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    Its amazing how willingly people are for recycling content. Whole of legion is going to be recycling thanks to level scaling.
  1. Shadowisp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnosh View Post
    Gnome Druids! I want my Dire Gerbil form!!! XD


    Pandaren Druid for Panda Tank Form, Bonsai Tree Form :P

    Orc Priests - Only race that cant be priests ???

    Draenei Demon Hunters - The Eredar race split into two, the Holy Draenei and the Fel Man'ari (they kept the name Eredar in the divorce), factor also the Draenei got corrupted by Fel Energy becoming the Broken and eventually the Ashtongue Broken served Illidan at the Black Temple. I would like to think Illy experimented with the idea of turning Draenei/Broken into Eredar like Demonhunters for his side. Would love Draenei demon hunters and the character models could include Broken and Eredar features/skin tones imo.

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