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Legion - Druid Artifact Forms
Feral and Guardian Druids get customized forms with their Artifacts in Legion.

Legion - Legendary World Drops
The Legion alpha added the legendary world drops that were mentioned at Blizzcon. So far, all we know:

  • Rare world drops, but not fully random. There will be ways to target specific items.
  • Powerful throughout the expansion. When you get one, you will want to keep it for the entire expansion.
  • Role, class, and spec based effects on the items.

Level Type Slot Name
940OtherHead Collar of the Lifebinder
940OtherFeet Nochtadh, Footpads of the Deft Assasin
940OtherFeet Aman'Thul's Stride
940OtherWrists Thornbraces
940OtherWrists Nightmare Strands
940OtherNeck Star of Norgannon
940OtherNeck Earth-Warder's Scale
940OtherShoulders Tidecaller
940OtherShoulders Stormwing
940OtherShoulders Gilded Wings
940OtherShoulders Amice of the Dreamweaver
940OtherShoulders Dreamboughs
940OtherChest Smolderweave
940OtherWaist Cord of the Nightborne
940OtherWrists Storm Tempests
940OtherWrists Timeshifters
940OtherBack Shroud of Ysera
940OtherBack Not Used - Stormtide Drape
940OtherBack Soulweave
940OtherBack Cursed Burden
940OtherBack Platinum Repose
900NeckNeck Vermuund's Beads of Great Convergence
940FingerFinger Helztstone
940BackBack Mantle of Ashildir
900BackBack Mantle of Flames
940NeckNeck Eyir's Tear
940NeckNeck Martyr Chain
940NeckNeck Soulcaster
940NeckNeck The Arcen Star
940NeckNeck Nether Prism
940NeckNeck Star of Norgannon
900ClothHead Wilfred's Hood of Superior Summoning
900ClothHead Halo of the Ebon Martyr
940ClothChest Vestments of the Wo-Chi
940ClothChest Fatebender
940ClothWrists Coiled Ley Lines
940LeatherHead Bramble Helm of Shala'drassil
940LeatherHead Draugr, Helm of the Everlasting King
940LeatherWaist Essence Accelerant
940LeatherWaist Cinidaria
940LeatherWaist Cannibal's Fervor
940LeatherFeet The Haugbuir
940LeatherFeet Grovewalkers
940LeatherFeet Destiny Drivers
940LeatherWrists Verjas, Protectors of the Berserker Kings
940LeatherWrists Shackles of Bryndaor
940LeatherHands Guillotine Grips
940LeatherHands Ceann-Ar Gauntlets
900LeatherFeet Boots of Wondrous Rapidity
900LeatherFeet Hidden Master's Forbidden Handwraps
940MailFeet Sparklight Stompers
940PlateHead Crown of Helheim
940PlateHands The King's Hands
940PlateHands Maelstrom Gauntlets
900PlateFeet Pauldrons of the Golden Val'kyr

Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes: November 20 - 23
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World Events
Pilgrim's Bounty
  • Players should now be able to correctly obtain credit for the Undercity portion of the achievement, Pilgrim's Peril or Pilgrim's Bounty.

Raids and Dungeons
Hellfire Citadel
  • Gorefiend
    • Gorebound Spirit will no longer immediately use Raging Charge when emerging from Gorefiend’s stomach. Raging Charge’s damage is now properly reduced on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.

  • Grim Batol
    • Valiona's Devouring Flames should no longer be dealing significantly more damage than intended.

Class Balance Tuning Changes
  • Marksmanship
    • Chimaera Shot now deals 10% less damage while in PvP combat (down from dealing 20% less damage in PvP combat).

  • Windwalker
    • Rising Sun Kick now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.

  • General
    • Weakened Soul effect from Power Word: Shield now has an 11-second duration while in PvP combat (down from 15 seconds). The perk, Enhanced Power Word: Shield (Discipline, Shadow) will continue to reduce the duration of Weakened Soul by an additional 3 seconds.
  • Talents
    • Saving Grace (Discipline, Holy) is now 25% less effective while in PvP combat (down from being 33% less effective).

  • Elemental
    • Lava Burst now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
  • Enhancement
    • Maelstrom Weapon now increases direct healing done by 5% while in PvP combat (down from a 10% increase to direct healing).

  • Destruction
    • Shadowburn now deals 20% more damage while in PvP combat.
    • 4-piece PvP set bonus for Destruction Warlocksnow increases damage dealt by Incinerate on targets afflicted by the casting Warlock's Immolate by 100% (up from 50%).

  • Players entering Ashran on a flying mount should no longer cause a Fel Reaver sound to play.

Hellfire Citadel
  • Dark Waters: Players that abandon the quest should now have an easier time acquiring it again.

Raids and Dungeons
  • Players are now scaled to item level 350 (up from 300) while Timewalking in End Time.

  • Fangs of the Father's 2-piece set bonus should now correctly grant the 5 combo point bonus.
  • Warmongering Gladiator's Runeaxe should now be correctly labeled as a Warlords Season 3 item.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Is Light of the Martyr based on SP or HP, is it a one-to-one transfer of health, is only the heal modified by crit/mast/ver?
It's based on SP. Currently one-to-one, but that may change in tuning. Only the heal is modified by crit/mastery. (WarcraftDevs)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Will Outlaw Rogues still use Stealth?
Outlaws do have Stealth, but it's less of a focus for them. (WarcraftDevs)

New BOA Mythic 5 man trinket drops attached to Loot eligibility? Is it obtainable with subsequent kills in the same week?
You need to be eligible for loot in order to win the trinkets. (WarcraftDevs)

Hi Holunki, will there be any sort of PvP Class Talent Previews coming, or just wait until Beta?
I don't think we'll do a PvP talent preview. We are hoping to have a broader PvP systems blog though. (holinka)

If I turn off XP, can I still gain PvP lvl? Will I have access to same PvP spell & prestige reward as a lvl 10 like a lvl 110?
The PvP Honor system is only available at level 110. (WarcraftDevs)

New tmog system: Will gear tooltips reflect if we have the item's appearance saved to the system? Would help TONS collecting.
We'll make the info available through some means, but haven't decided exactly how yet. (WarcraftDevs)

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Comments 120 Comments
  1. Goretex's Avatar
    Damn yo! those forms look badass! It makes me wanna play my druid again!
  1. Stormykitten's Avatar
    Well, if there is a way to target them, it won't be as bad with rng I hope.
  1. VanishO2's Avatar
    It's cool when they get a few things here and there from other games (the same way a few ideas from WoW were used in D3 like the warforged thing).

    But it isn't that much when you start to just transform one game into another one by just copy/paste so many things from the other.

    They're basically transforming WoW into a Diablo 3 MMO. What's now? 4 pc tier + legendaries like D3? Soon a "ring of royal grandeur" to use only 3 pc + legendaries?

    Not sure if this is a good system for WoW. You probably won't be able to use them to pvp and also won't be able to surpass them in power with raid drops (other than 4pc tier bonus + weapon artifact)... that's a poor designed system to use just to keep people in world for more than a few dailyes and that will only impact negatively on raid groups... naive of some people to think that's not a problem for raids and just "elitist pricks". Not only bosses would be balanced around people having them (since they're so powerful), but also even pugs requiring people to have them (the most obvious problem).
  1. leviathonlx's Avatar
    The one thing I like about the cat forms is that there seems to be at least a tiny bit of variation that can work for other races besides night elves (and to a limited extent worgen) such as how it is for bear form. I admittedly still would prefer the WotLK models to be updated though (without the level of variation the artifact gives of course). I doubt they are going to abandon these artifact forms after Legion and probably will attach them to some glyphs or something but I'd kinda prefer my tauren turning into a form that looks like a tauren form eventually.
  1. mmocbab59bb97c's Avatar
    Those druid forms....I've tried my best to skip over the cat cos that's the one I care about most, so watched the bear instead.

    I am slightly concerned; do we not get our physical appearances? Nelf ears tauren horns etc? Or are the bears only being shown on worgen druid? Seems a shame that after getting updated forms, when as it now, Cataclysm? that they will be replaced again (though they are amazingly amazing). I just REALLY hope they also give us our usual cosmetics that define the races.

    Not a complaint as such, just worried I won't be my usual lion form with my horns and plats. :P
  1. Okeedokee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SkyTides View Post
    ermergerd those druid forms
    Wish they'd apply those to balance and resto too, I want to be a purple flaming tree or starfall cannon.
  1. Teramelle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mech View Post
    I admittedly still would prefer the WotLK models to be updated though.
    Well, good news for you then, because they updated those as well. At the initial expac announcement, they showed an updated version of the "base" cat form (i.e. non-artifact cat form) - and mentioned bear form too. So, yeah. Basic cat/bear will be the same level of quality as all new forms.
  1. Fearsom1992's Avatar
    psh feral n bear get these amazing bear forms and boomkin gets decent looking scythe, well done blizzard -.-
  1. Fawkess's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arvandor View Post
    happy pvp scaling with these legendaries..
    Their effects will probably be disabled just like Enchants in pvp
  1. jangkun's Avatar
    So if you can target those legendary drops, we'll see 100 players farming same Rare elites?
  1. ButterBeast's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by theredviola View Post
    And yet again, resto is boned. Literally every other spec of Druid got a new high rez form, and trees are left with the same model since it was put in the game -- and no, the cool down doesn't count.
    they got a new tree form too. Now go cry in another thread.
  1. elvor0's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post

    The problem of your guild demanding you have the item is a personal problem between you and your guild. That's not something Blizz can help.
    The paladin helmet gives you 1Holy Power/second while in AW. That's insanely overpowered and a monumental DPS increase. If you don't have that, there's no way you can even hope to compete. Don't defend these, this isn't D3 and these legendaries have no place in the game.

    And don't act like people are just being dicks because they want you to have these items, they're completely game changing. It's like the difference between having 0 tier and 4pc T18 in HFC. If you had a raider that refused to wear tier pieces or stick his legendary ring on, he'd be out on his arse in a flash. If they just had better stats, sure, I wasn't expecting my raiders to be decked out in crafted gear for HFC either, but the effects are hugely, hugely powerful.

    And Blizzard could help by not making them world drops perhaps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saafe View Post
    so wait 940 is a huge jump from what we're at now, will there even be a point raiding?
    Its not /that/ massive. Maybe they just want a clean break in Legion, start upgrading gear straight away. And to answer your question: For fun? To beat the challenge? To have a good, enjoyable memorable experience?
  1. mmocf558c230a5's Avatar
    Man, those feathered cat skins are what troll kitties should have looked like from the outset. The current models are shamefully half-assed and sub-par quality.
  1. Beasty Beauty's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fearsom1992 View Post
    psh feral n bear get these amazing bear forms and boomkin gets decent looking scythe, well done blizzard -.-
    Boomkin got new model too, read up! I think it's even in the model post.
  1. Findus707's Avatar
    The guardian form...
    Why do I have to be a badger-bear?
    Give me the Ursoc/Armored Bear model.
  1. Ramz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baiyn View Post
    Man, those feathered cat skins are what troll kitties should have looked like from the outset. The current models are shamefully half-assed and sub-par quality.
    Exactly my thoughts! But finally trolls received form they always deserved
  1. caervek's Avatar
    Why are all of the cat models horde style? Why no Ally ones? :S
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    Stone bears, awesome!
  1. robomatticus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ixon View Post
    Treant form is a glyph. It's not tied to the restoration spec at all. Resto druids got a HD model in WOD when the player models were upgraded. Treant hasn't been the resto druid form since WLK.

    Note: I play a resto druid. If you wanna complain about something, complain that we're losing cyclone, not that we're not getting HD treant form.
    Healers don't need CC. This change is good for the game.
  1. Sengiratolom's Avatar
    Inb4 "arifact x will have a 0.01% dropchance of demonic bears in a questing area in the starting zone"

    - countless posts about people being unable to kill said bears as everyone if farming them
    - similar amount of posts complaining about respawn rate and or droprate
    - random guy who does NOTHING that requires gear after having leveled to 110 (gatherer professions, doesn't do dungeons/raids or pvp, does pet battles and gathers) ends up getting 3 of those extremely rare legendaries because 3 of the higher dropchance mobs interrupted him while mining. Forums explode with complains from both gear-needing branches of endgame about this guy and how wasted the items are on that char.

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