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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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This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Druid Artifact Forms, Legendary Items, 6.2.3 Hotfixes, Tweets, WoW Sale started by chaud View original post
Comments 120 Comments
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Holy fuuuudge, those druid forms! I especially adore the updated Bear models!!
  1. mmocfd50f46ec9's Avatar
    are those druid forms race specific?
  1. Spray's Avatar
    I feel that the means of obtaining the Legendaries will be the same as in the case of Baleful tokens right now - just obviously WAY more rare.
  1. mmoc4231cc5160's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing all those datamined stuff, Chaud.
  1. Belize's Avatar
    So are legendaries the new epics?
  1. Tulrah's Avatar
    I would have liked to see some artifact moonkin skins too, but it looks like the base model update is going to be it. They probably figured since the weapon is visible on moonkins it wasn't needed, so while I'm sure their weapon will look sick, it's just going to be glued to their back the entire time. Maybe at some point they'll get caster animations updated to actually use their weapons.
  1. Bareno's Avatar
    Whoever maintains wowdb needs to fix their shit, they don't even have the equip: effects on the legendary items showing at all /facepalm
  1. martinboy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy View Post
    No, it's Blizzard problem forcing people to farm these legendaries. I'm saying about raiding, because only people who raid will agree with me. People want as good players as possible, simple and easy example:
    "LF HFC normal, link curve and +710ilvl!!!"
    Then start your own premade group where you dont demand such insanity and stop blaming blizzard for everything bad happening to you!
  1. nôrps's Avatar
    If a druid were presented with an artifact on a golden platter for free with no effort, they would still complain they had to click three times to equip it.
  1. mmocf967d10d11's Avatar
    Awesome models!
  1. DevlynnHawkke's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    It's going to take some farming if you want to have the item, that's for sure, BUT the crowded area thing might not be too bad. They made it so every mob can be tagged by up to 5 people at once, effectively increasing the number of mobs there are by 5 (if people are efficient). I think that should cut down on most of the nasty mob sniping problems we've had and make sure that if you want to farm something, you can.

    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.
    This is the expansion when they give every whining little kid exactly what they've been crying about in the hope of bringing back all of the subscriber base that's been bleeding away. I mean look at all that's being offered in this expansion, Demon Hunter class... people have been crying for it ever since Burning Crusade, being able to carry the lore based weapons that haven't been available to players, bringing back the most beloved expansion because people claim it was their favorite time in the game. Now we're going to make it so that everyone can have legendaries, why? Because people claimed that raiding was too hard, and then following a simple quest chain was too difficult and time consuming.

    This expac is going to be a joke and it'll be even worse when they start showing off the next tier armor and all of the rogue/druid, shaman/hunter, plate wearer armor looks the same.
  1. Pua's Avatar
    Some of those models look fucking boss. Another good job from the art department.
  1. ImperArx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DevlynnHawkke View Post
    This expac is going to be a joke and it'll be even worse when they start showing off the next tier armor and all of the rogue/druid, shaman/hunter, plate wearer armor looks the same.
    The tier armor has already started to leak out, and surprise, none of it is as you describe. But I doubt you're going to look, since that wouldn't fit with your desire to talk smack, so carry on.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by martinboy View Post
    Then start your own premade group where you dont demand such insanity and stop blaming blizzard for everything bad happening to you!
    Yeah, start your own group where 90% of the people you invite come in, look at your profile, and leave because you don't have the usual demands with achievements and gear.
  1. proteen's Avatar
    I thought they were bringing back unique, "fun" World Drop Epics. This is a ton of legendaries that seem impossible to balance the end-game around (specifically if they are meant to be useful for the whole expansion).
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strathaczar View Post
    I honestly don't think I'm going to like this legendary thing... I don't want to start off pessimistic about it, but you know what's going to happen. They're going to be tied to LV110 mob drops and areas of the map where the RNG is "better" is just going to be camped all day and night. It happened with the Savage Blood/Wetlands Trampler and trapping for the barn... It WILL happen again and we're going to have all sorts of posts about "So and so is the only place to farm legendaries, and my guild group expects me to get them for my raid spot... Please make things drop easier!". Unless a spot has INSANE respawn timers, or an alternate way of getting these things, it's going to be a clusterf**k!

    I also don't get their thought process behind legendary items. All the sudden them just dropping is ok? I guess I'm not supposed to get it. Obtaining a legendary was supposed to show of serious prestige and dedication to getting one. Now they just drop? It's very odd to me that these went from very few having them due to a significant amount of work, to the "EVERYBODY GETS ONE" model.

    I'm reserving my judgement until I see how "targeting" specific legendaries works, and I'm DESPERATELY holding out hope that they require a serious quest to get and not just farming mobs and saying "here you go, it's orange! Enjoy!" This game is grindy enough as it is, I don't need to be spending all my free time killing the same elite mobs over and over again just because I have to for a raid spot.

    If these are tied to drops, and this is Blizzard's answer to "getting us out in the world", then I'll be personally upset!
    Artifacts are the new legendaries, legendaries are the new epics, epics are the new blues.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by jangkun View Post
    So if you can target those legendary drops, we'll see 100 players farming same Rare elites?
    Of course. They may be new, but the players are the same ones who camp everything. They will be targeted by the bots, too. They belong on world bosses, IMHO, but they seem intent on them being the new world epic drop.

    When you have players willing to camp Poundfist for weeks for a mount, this is a no brainer that the mobs for these will be camped 24/7.
  1. mmoca2f017a802's Avatar
    now war weapons !!!! please :-)
  1. Rotted's Avatar
    oh wow, some of those forms are hideous, but a few spot on
  1. AbsolutVodka's Avatar
    Gotta give Blizzard some praise. Even if you don't like some of the druids forms, or artifact looks etc... they are really putting their art team through it's paces this expansion. Very ambitious work.
  1. snuzzle's Avatar
    Feral and Guardian forms are still race specific, right? I don't want to be running around on my tauren druid looking the same as a night elf druid. Hopefully, these are just the forms for one race that have been datamined. I'm seeing heavy troll and night elf influences. I see a few that may be worgen. I haven't seen a single one that looks like it might be tauren.

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