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Patch 7.1 Live This Week
Patch 7.1 goes live this week! It brings the Karazhan dungeon, Trial of Valor raid, a continuation of the Suramar story, new pets, mounts, achievements and much more! Keep in mind that Trial of Valor will not be open for another two weeks.



Karazhan - Mythic Dungeon
We will Return to Karazhan in Patch 7.1! An updated version of Karazhan with some new encounters has been added as a Mythic dungeon. Don't worry though, the old version of Karazhan is sticking around so you can keep trying for Fiery Warhorse's Reins.


Quests

Items


Karazhan Exterior Updated
The Legion is invading the area of Deadwind Pass around Karazhan.



Blood of Sargeras Trader
Visit Illnea Bloodthorn in Dalaran to trade in your Blood of Sargeras for trade goods and Order Resources.



PvP Changes
Patch 7.1 makes several changes to PvP:

  • Honor talents are no longer lost when you Prestige (More)
  • The amount of Artifact Power you will earn from a PvP victory is displayed in the UI
  • You will earn extra Honor and Artifact Power for your first win of the day in all unrated and rated PvP activities
  • Rated and Unrated Battleground wins will reward a piece of gear. Losses have a chance to reward gear based on the score.
  • Skirmish and Arena victories will have an increased chance to drop gear.
  • The item level of PvP gear now more closely mirrors the type of item level progression you see from World Quests
  • Each rated PvP bracket (2v2, 3v3, Rated Battlegrounds) has a weekly quest that rewards items based on your best rating from the previous week.
  • The quests for Arena brackets will require 10 wins, and the quests for the Rated Battleground bracket require three wins.
  • Below 2000, the quests reward Gladiator appearance gear and above 2000 they reward Elite appearance gear.



Nagrand Arena Visual Update
Nagrand Arena has received visual updates in this patch! Gameplay should still be the same.



Quick Join
Patch 7.1 allows you to join friends that are in the queue for different activities. You select a role, ask to join, and then are in the queue with them!





Return to Alcaz Isle
Alcaz Isle has been invaded by Dr. Weavil and the Drudge Gnomes!




Other Additions
There are lots of smaller new things in this patch:

Quests

Toys, Pets, and Mounts

Achievements

UI / Addons


Talon's Vengeance
Talon's Vengeance is a new faction in Patch 7.1. It isn't clear how it is unlocked, but many of the rewards are PvP related. One item earned from PvP kills grants Mark of Prey, increasing your reputation with Talon's Vengeance.

Level Type Name Req. Faction Req. Standing
110Other Regurgitated LeafTalon's VengeanceNeutral
110Other Bag of TwigsTalon's VengeanceFriendly
110Other Ivory FeatherTalon's VengeanceHonored
820Trinket Cracked Falcosaur BeakTalon's VengeanceRevered
20Mount Ivory HawkstriderTalon's VengeanceExalted


Falcosaur Pets and Mounts
Four Falcosaur pets and mounts were added in this patch! You can find more details on Quintessence's blog


Falcosaurs




Professions
Patch 7.1 adds some new recipes including bags for tailoring, Vantus runes, glyphs, drums, potions, fishing bobbers, and more!

  • Obliterum was also increased to a max of 8 upgrades from 7, allowing a max item level of 855.
  • Fishing - New bobbers were added as either world drops or sold by Conjurer Margoss.
  • Cooking - Food that grants movement speed and attack speed after killing an enemy: Spiced Wildfowl Omelet
  • First Aid - Bandage that removes bleeds: Feathered Luffa




Fishing


Level Type Name
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Can of Worms
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Cat Head
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Tugboat
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Squeaky Duck
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Murloc Head
1Other Crate of Bobbers: Wooden Pepe




Tailoring

Name Description Reagents
Imbued Silkweave Bag Craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag. 100 20 10
Imbued Silkweave Bag Reduces the materials required to craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag. 75 15 8
Imbued Silkweave Bag Greatly reduces the materials required to craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag. 60 10 8

Inscription

Name Description Reagents
Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning Craft a Glyph of Crackling Ox Lightning. 1 2 70
Glyph of the Trusted Steed Craft a Glyph of the Trusted Steed. 1 2 70
Glyph of Twilight Bloom Craft a Glyph of Twilight Bloom. 1 4 60
Vantus Rune: Odyn Craft a Vantus Rune: Odyn. 1 35
Vantus Rune: Guarm Craft a Vantus Rune: Guarm. 1 35
Vantus Rune: Helya Craft a Vantus Rune: Helya. 1 35
Vantus Rune: Odyn Reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Odyn. 1 30
Vantus Rune: Guarm Reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Guarm. 1 30
Vantus Rune: Helya Reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Helya. 1 30
Vantus Rune: Odyn Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Odyn. 1 25
Vantus Rune: Guarm Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Guarm. 1 25
Vantus Rune: Helya Greatly reduces the materials required to craft a Vantus Rune: Helya. 1 25

Alchemy

Name Description Reagents
10 Potion of Prolonged Power Mix a stack of 10 Potions of Prolonged Power at the Dalaran Alchemy Station. 1 10
10 Potion of Prolonged Power No longer requires the Dalaran Alchemy Station. 1 10
10 Potion of Prolonged Power Chance to create more than 10 potions. 1 10

Leatherworking

Name Description Reagents
Drums of the Mountain Craft Drums of the Mountain. 10 5 5
Drums of the Mountain Reduces the materials required to craft Drums of the Mountain. 8 3 3
Drums of the Mountain Significantly reduces the materials required to craft Drums of the Mountain. 5 2 2


Diablo 20th Anniversary Event
The Diablo 20th Anniversary event will take place from January 4th to January 10th. There is an achievement and some items associated with the event.

Name Category
Diablo's 20th Anniversary There is no cow level.
Events


Level Type Name
20Other Twelve-String Guitar
110Bag Horadric Satchel
66Other Stone of Jordan
1Other Tome of Town Portal
1Other Scroll of Town Portal
1Other Blank Diabolic Tome
1Other Small Charm of Life
1Other Small Charm of Inertia
1Other Large Charm of Strength
1Other Large Charm of Dexterity
1Other Serpent's Grand Charm
1Other Stalwart's Grand Charm

Legendary Upgrades
You can upgrade your legendary item once The Nighthold opens by completing the Touch of a Titan quest and obtaining Distilled Titan Essence.



Expanded Macro Icon List Frame
The default UI finally allows you to see more icons when trying to select one for a macro.



Hidden Belt Transmog
Patch 7.1 adds the option to hide your belt!



Flight Path Map Changes
The flight path map has been changed to show only the path to your destination in Patch 7.1, how many world quests are up in a zone, as well as showing non world quests on the map. Currently the flight points aren't lining up correctly with the Broken Isles map.



Auction House Sorting Improved
The Auction House can now sort by price per unit, helping with the varying stack sizes.



Mythic+ Dungeon Filter
The group finder will now allow you to list Mythic and Mythic+ groups separately.



Fire Mage: Hidden Flame Orbs
Fire mages can talk to Archmage Melis to hide the floating flame orbs of Felo'melorn in Patch 7.1.



Mage - Updated Portal and Teleport Icons
Some Mage armor teleports and portals now have a new, unique icon.



Reputation Improvements
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We will be easing a couple of linked features with 7.1.

First, Court of Stars and The Arcway will now unlock account-wide once each individual dungeon is completed once on an account.

Second, World Quests will no longer have the "friendly" reputation unlock requirement for secondary/alt characters. Once you hit 110 on an alt, you will immediately receive a quest to speak with Khadgar to receive your Flight Master's Whistle and unlock World Quests, as long as you've already unlocked World Quests on your main.

New Music
Patch 7.1 adds some new music, including music for Karazhan, Winter's Veil, and Diablo's Anniversary.



Action Camera
The Action Cam should be returning in Patch 7.1, meaning addons like dynamiccam might work once again.



New Icons
Lots of new icons were added in this patch!



New Strings
New strings in this patch include references to the system that allows you to join friends that are queuing for something.



WoWDB Addon Data Collection
The migration to the new Curse App continues with improved addon management support and guild servers.

Quickly populating the database with new additions is done with the help of many players. The more people that contribute data, the more accurate and quickly we can update the database.

To help out, just click here if you have Curse App already installed.

When you are playing the addon will gather data and save it. When you are done playing, Curse App will see the game close and upload the collected data from the addon.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 7.1 Live This Week started by chaud View original post
Comments 79 Comments
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeeGee View Post
    gives everyone a chance to follow the story this expansion right?
    Everything is gated in this game... But like a GM told me once: "you can use a 3rd party website to watch those elements of the game if you have no time to achieve by yourself." my question was: then why should I even buy this game? answer: "You already did."
  1. Cyclone Duke's Avatar
    A patch with a super-dungeon, two new raids, a new chapter of an epic storyline, new invasions and factions, much-needed and requested UI updates, a whole new pro-cooperation/social activity UI feature out of nowhere, quality of life updates, alt-friendly reputation buffs, new blood trader to make flasks more available for more players....


    And still, so many of above comments moaning how the patch isn't up to standard.
  1. VileGenesis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeeGee View Post
    Nice they gated Karazhan behind Mythic, gives everyone a chance to follow the story this expansion right? >_______>
    they gated a mythic dungeon behind mythic dungeons.

    Mythics are easily done in 810-815 gear, just open the dungeon finder and either find a group or make one yourself, you can rest assured these 3 dungeons will have a high pressure on them the first few days and probably lead to it being even easier getting a group going.
  1. cateran's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VileGenesis View Post
    they gated a mythic dungeon behind mythic dungeons.

    Mythics are easily done in 810-815 gear, just open the dungeon finder and either find a group or make one yourself, you can rest assured these 3 dungeons will have a high pressure on them the first few days and probably lead to it being even easier getting a group going.
    Bollocks...in 810 the 4 wolf pack in Valor or the dragon group at the start, the kitty cats in Darkheart and many other trashgroup eats you alive (the dps/hps output simply won`t be enough to survive)
  1. Rotted's Avatar
    Guys,

    Can we just take a minute to silently compare this patch, against that abomination of a patch of 6.1
  1. SkyTides's Avatar
    great to see a fully fleshed out content patch
  1. Jasper Kazai's Avatar
    Couldn't even recolor the "Astonishingly Scarlet Slippers" icon to make it... you know, actually red. So lazy. 6.1 all over again.
    Nah. I'm still amazed how much stuff is in this patch, so close to expansion release. Looking forward to the future.
  1. segoplout's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone Duke View Post
    A patch with a super-dungeon, two new raids, a new chapter of an epic storyline, new invasions and factions, much-needed and requested UI updates, a whole new pro-cooperation/social activity UI feature out of nowhere, quality of life updates, alt-friendly reputation buffs, new blood trader to make flasks more available for more players....


    And still, so many of above comments moaning how the patch isn't up to standard.
    Those people aren't up to standard.
  1. cszsolt3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cateran View Post
    Bollocks...in 810 the 4 wolf pack in Valor or the dragon group at the start, the kitty cats in Darkheart and many other trashgroup eats you alive (the dps/hps output simply won`t be enough to survive)
    There is this magical thing called CC . We did runs in 800 gear when the xpac came out with the guild, no issues.
  1. Farabee's Avatar
    All the content is nice, and the falcosaur stuff looks neat.

    However, it feels stupid that I'm still going to be rocking 2x 860 crit/haste rings as a DK when the game is throwing another higher ilvl one at me, for FREE this time, that I can't use.

    Any chance we can actually pick from several stats on those Violet Seals so we can get a useful one for our class? Crit/mastery is good for....arms warriors and assassination rogues and that's all I can think of.
  1. azurrei's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Farabee View Post
    All the content is nice, and the falcosaur stuff looks neat.

    However, it feels stupid that I'm still going to be rocking 2x 860 crit/haste rings as a DK when the game is throwing another higher ilvl one at me, for FREE this time, that I can't use.

    Any chance we can actually pick from several stats on those Violet Seals so we can get a useful one for our class? Crit/mastery is good for....arms warriors and assassination rogues and that's all I can think of.
    Fire Mage and Feral Druid too
  1. Jarlathe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hunterakos View Post
    No love for engineering? why?
    Btw mythic only Karazhan is their biggest mistake.
    Why? Mythic 0 is a joke. It is not that hard at all. I don't expect Kara to be any different.
  1. RodneyStanger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Farabee View Post
    All the content is nice, and the falcosaur stuff looks neat.

    However, it feels stupid that I'm still going to be rocking 2x 860 crit/haste rings as a DK when the game is throwing another higher ilvl one at me, for FREE this time, that I can't use.

    Any chance we can actually pick from several stats on those Violet Seals so we can get a useful one for our class? Crit/mastery is good for....arms warriors and assassination rogues and that's all I can think of.
    Crit is the worst stat by far for warriors.
  1. Alarium's Avatar
    Can we not with the WoWDB? I never use it and everytime I click on a link here I immediately click the Wowhead link.
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    I haven't even had a chance to do everything I wanted in launch content & now we get all this. Not complaining one bit, loving Legion. I only hope Blizzard can keep it coming. 7.1 feels a little quick so I just hope they really do pace themselves.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alarium View Post
    Can we not with the WoWDB? I never use it and everytime I click on a link here I immediately click the Wowhead link.
    Wowdb links don't even work. Clicked it to see how to get the kara quest and its a broken link.
  1. splatomat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Maklor View Post
    How did you survive that 2 hour grind it must have been horrible

    /facepalm
    My warlock is 109 from skinning and mining almost exclusively (since the mobs always level up with me, they give the same % of xp per level each level). I think I maybe got one or two levels doing some of Azsuna and the Nesingwary chain (since it involves murdering things I can skin). I've basically been running her around multidotting, looting, and skinning while I catch up on TV for the week/month.

    Not having to do the quest chains for 4 different zones that I've already done 5 times now is a nice change. I'll be able to just hop into WQs that align with gathering and pick up some gear here and there.

    Glad for the change. And if the grind is really only 2 hours and really not such a big deal, then there's no problem removing it is there...?
  1. Awsyme's Avatar
    Looks like a good patch with a lot more going on than 6.1 (and faster to boot).

    Only really puzzling bit for me is how... tentative the class balancing feels when in game specs feel far more more uneven. I'd have expected a pass admitting certain abilities weren't working as intended rather than just a few '+3%' increases
  1. Chikko's Avatar
    with the pets / mounts from the dinos. do you only see the orphan if the WQ is still active or will you see him after you finish it?

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