Patch 8.1.5 PTR Development Notes - Jan. 23

Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Build 29141
A new build is on the way to the PTR!

New Icons



New Maps



New Items
See the full list of new items on the WoWDB PTR site.

LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
1Companion PetsPerculia's Peculiar Parrot
1QuestCharm of Returning
120QuestDelitha's Synchronous Thread
1QuestHeadDeep Diving Helmet
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80Inscription TechniqueTechnique: Glyph of Dalaran Brilliance
1ReagentSqueaky Raptor
1ShirtShirtShirtsi's Cloth Shirt
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1ShirtShirtThreads of Tirion
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1ShirtShirtSelis' Silk Shirt
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1ShirtShirtGild's Crewneck
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1ShirtShirtShuurt's Precious
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1ShirtShirtTia Shortsleeve's Short Sleeve Shirt
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350PlateFeetVoid Stompers
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350PlateHandsTempest Caller Gauntlets
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80OtherGlyph of Dalaran Brilliance
120OtherBattle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing
120OtherBattle-Hardened Heirloom Scabbard


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids
  • Kings' Rest Defeat Dazar in Kings' Rest. 10 points. on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Siege of Boralus Defeat Viq'goth in Siege of Boralus. 10 points. on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.

Battle for Azeroth
Quests

Battle Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Gotta Bounce (New) Defeat the Restless Cabal in Crucible of Storms after having at least 10 Void Crashes active simultaneously in Normal Difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Now We Got Bad Blood Defeat Vectis in Uldir after infecting Warmother Rakkali with Plague Bomb then defeating her on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Restoration
  • Focused Growth Reduces the mana cost of your Lifebloom by 15% 25%, and your Lifebloom also applies Focused Growth to the target, increasing Lifebloom's healing by 15% 25%. Stacks up to 3 times. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Requires Druid. Requires level 40+.
  • Overgrowth Instantly applies Lifebloom, Rejuvenation, Wild Growth, and Regrowth's heal over time effect to the target. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 40% 30% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown. 1 sec global cooldown. Requires Druid. Requires level 40+.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Beast Mastery
  • Barbed Shot Fire a shot that tears through your enemy, causing them to bleed for [ 40% [ 50% of Attack Power ] damage over 8 sec. Sends your pet into a frenzy, increasing attack speed by 30% for 8 sec, stacking up to 3 times. Generates 20 Focus over 8 sec. Requires Ranged Weapon. 2 charges. Hunter - Beast Mastery Spec. Hunter - Beast Mastery Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 12 sec recharge. 2 charges.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Minor Glyphs
  • Dalaran Brilliance (New) Modify your Arcane Intellect's look to that of the Kirin Tor's Dalaran Brilliance. Minor Glyph. Minor Glyph.
  • Dalaran Brilliance (New) Modify your Arcane Intellect's look to that of the Kirin Tor's Dalaran Brilliance. Minor Glyph. Minor Glyph. 1.5 sec cast.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Mistweaver
  • Surging Mist Heals the target for [ 160% [ 128% of Attack Power ] and increases the healing they take from Surging Mist by 50% for 6 sec. Stacks up to 2 times. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 2% 3.8% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 1 sec global cooldown. Requires Monk. Requires level 40+.
  • Way of the Crane Increases your Physical damage by 35% 25%, you remove and become immune to all snare and root effects and you heal up to 3 nearest allies for 200% 150% of all damage done. Lasts 15 sec. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 25% of Base Mana. Instant. 60 sec cooldown. Requires Monk. Requires level 40+.

Racials
Lightforged Draenei
  • Light's Reckoning Erupt with Light upon death. Deals 33,337 3,878 Holy damage to enemies within 8 yards and heals allies for 33,337 3,878. Lightforged Draenei Racial. Lightforged Draenei Racial.

Azerite Traits
Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Roiling Storm Every 2 seconds, reduce the cost of your next Stormstrike by 2 Maelstrom and increase its damage by 53. This effect stacks up to 15 times. Your Stormbringer-empowered Stormstrikes deal 69 additional damage. Every 20 seconds, gain Stormbringer.

Item Effects
  • A Stitch in Time - Delitha's Synchronous Thread (New) Allows you to mend tears in the fabric of time. Limited to 1 target. 9 yd range. 8 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Blackhand Doomcutter (New) Wounds the target for 140 damage. Approximately 0.25 procs per minute.
  • Bleakblade of Shahram (New) Summons the infernal spirit of Shahram. Approximately 0.25 procs per minute.
  • Diamond Barrier Every 10 sec, gain an absorb shield for 501 531, up to a maximum absorb of 2,505. 2,655.
  • Enveloping Protection Envelop up to 5 allies in the targeted area in shared shields for 10 sec, preventing up to 2,646 3,430 damage taken by any of them. Damage prevented is increased when affecting multiple allies. 50 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
  • Gift of Wind Your spells have a chance to increase your Haste by 307 and your Speed by 93 413 and your Speed by 124 for 15 sec. Approximately 1.5 procs per minute.
  • Gladiator's Emblem Increases maximum health by 15,998 for 15 20 sec. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Gladiator's Safeguard Falling below 25% 3,500% health grants you a shield that absorbs 3,500 damage for 10 0 damage for 6 sec. This effect may occur once every two minutes.
  • Heal Restores 16,669 health. Instant. Restores 2,041 health. Instant.
  • Incandescent Luster While no allies are within 5 yds of you, gain 23 19 Critical Strike every 2 sec. At 10 applications of this effect, you also gain 70 59 Mastery. These effects slowly fade when allies are nearby, unless they also bear this item.
  • Invocation of Yu'lon Command an invocation of Yu'lon to strike your target, dealing 1,082 1,429 Nature damage split among them and all nearby enemies. Deals increased damage when striking multiple targets. 50 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Kimbul's Razor Claw Your damaging attacks have a chance to claw your target, causing them to bleed for 207 153 Physical damage over 6 sec. Clawing the target from behind will leech 50% of the damage done. 50 yd range. Approximately 4 procs per minute.
  • Mallet of Thunderous Skins (New) Increases Haste by 25% for all party and raid members. Lasts 40 sec. Allies receiving this effect will become Exhausted and be unable to benefit from Bloodlust, Heroism or Time Warp again for 10 min. Instant. 5 min cooldown.
  • Mallet of Thunderous Skins (New) Allows you to interact with Drums of Primal Might, empowering you in some way.
  • Mirror of Entwined Fate Restore 3,063 Restore 4,197 health to the target, but inflict a curse on yourself that absorbs the next 1,021 healing you receive. 50 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown. 30 sec global cooldown.
  • Obsidian Armor When struck by a non-periodic damage spell you have a 30% chance of getting a 6 sec spell shield that absorbs 350 320 of that school of damage.
  • Perculia's Peculiar Parrot (New) Right Click to summon and dismiss Perculia's Peculiar Parrot. Battle Pet. Battle Pet. Instant.
  • Petrified Willow (New) Deals 32 Nature damage every 3 sec to all enemies within an 0 yard radius of the caster for 30 sec. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Primal Rage Enter a primal rage, dealing 4,055 3,490 Physical damage split among nearby enemies over 4 sec. Deals increased damage when striking multiple targets. You cannot move or use abilities during your rage. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Refreshment Restores 35,756 health and 17,880 mana over 20 sec. Must remain seated while eating. If you spend at least 10 seconds eating you will become well fed and while out of combat heal for 670,442 1,800 every 5 sec for 60 min. Instant.
  • Returning (New) Returns the user to the Port of Zandalar. 2 sec cast.
  • Rhan'ka's Escape Plan Hide, Goldtusk Gang-style! Can only be used in Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Melee range. Instant. 15 min cooldown. 1 sec cast.
  • Silas' Stone of Transportation (New) Summons an all-seeing eye for 2 min who will teleport you to a nearby safe haven instantly. 100 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Silas' Vial of Continuous Curing (New) Restores 33,337 health. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Silus' Sphere of Transmutation Highlights and allows the player to interact with various cauldrons on Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Instant.
  • Surging Waters Unleash a wave of 6 Tide Elementals that crash into your target, each exploding for 400 387 Frost damage split among all nearby enemies. Deals increased damage when striking multiple targets. 50 yd range. 2 sec cast (Channeled). 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Synchronous Thread - Mend Rift - Channel Allows Synchronous Tailors to mend tears in the fabric of time. 15 yd range. 3 sec cast (Channeled). 9 yd range. 8 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Tempest Caller Empowerment (New) summons bolts of lightning on all enemies within 30 yards, dealing 13,877 Nature damage.
  • Trident of Deep Oceans Empowerment (New) engulfs the target in murky water, dealing 397 Frost damage every 3 seconds and lowering enemy damage done by 148 for 15 sec.
  • Upgrade (New) Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 120. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 110. 2 sec cast. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Upgrade (New) Upgrade an heirloom armor, trinket, shield or off-hand allowing it to increase in power up to level 120. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 110. 2 sec cast. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • V.I.G.O.R. Engaged Your Critical Strike increases by 44 0 every 2 sec, capping at 264 0 Critical Strike for 6 sec, then decreasing and turning off for 6 sec, cycling every 32 sec. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Void Stone Empowerment (New) drains 486 life from up to 5 nearby allies and unleashes a blast of Shadow damage at your current target equal to the life stolen. Instant.

Professions
Inscription

Leatherworking
  • Drums of Primal Might (New) Create a Drum of Primal Might. Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 3.5 sec cast. Reagents: Supple Hides x 2, Etched Bones x 3, Cleaned Brilliant Scales.
  • Mallet of Thunderous Skins (New) Create the Mallet of Thunderous Skins. Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Coarse Leather x 5.

Tailoring



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle Masters
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Brawl. Level: 120. Players: 8-15. Rated players: 10. Map: Arathi Basin AI Test.

Group Finder Activities
Dungeons
  • Atal'Dazar (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120. Map: Atal'Dazar. Difficulty: Normal. 119. Map: Atal'Dazar. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Freehold (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120. Map: Freehold. Difficulty: Normal. 119. Map: Freehold. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Random Battle for Azeroth Dungeon (Normal) - 5 players. Level 110-120. Map: Zandalar. Difficulty: Normal. 119. Map: Zandalar. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Shrine of the Storm (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120 119. Map: Shrine of the Storm. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Temple of Sethraliss (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120 119. Map: Temple of Sethraliss. Difficulty: Normal.
  • THE MOTHERLODE!! > THE MOTHERLODE (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120 119. Map: The MOTHERLODE!!. Difficulty: Normal.
  • The Underrot (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120 119. Map: The Underrot. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Tol Dagor (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120 119. Map: Tol Dagor. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Waycrest Manor (Normal) - 5 players. Level 108-120 119. Map: Waycrest Manor. Difficulty: Normal.

Holidays
  • PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp (New)
  • Timewalking Dungeon Event (New) - While this event is active, players level 101 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Warlords of Draenor expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.
  • Vashj'ir Diving Day - Name changed from "Vash'jir Diving Day" to "Vashj'ir Diving Day". GG Engineering has discovered luminescent creatures in the depths of Vash'jir Vashj'ir. They need your help to research the creatures before they disappear into the deep sea once again!

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons
  • Arathi Basin Comp Stomp (New) - Capture objectives
    - Slay enemies
    - Win. Map: Arathi Basin AI Test. Level 100+. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 15 damage.
  • Auchindoun (New) - Map: Auchindoun. Level 101-120. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Bloodmaul Slag Mines (New) - Map: Bloodmaul Slag Mines. Level 101-120. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Iron Docks (New) - Map: Iron Docks. Level 101-120. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds (New) - Map: Shadowmoon Burial Grounds. Level 101-120. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Skyreach (New) - Map: Skyreach. Level 101-120. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • The Everbloom (New) - Map: The Everbloom. Level 101-120. Suggested level: 100. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.

Events
  • Random Timewalking Dungeon (Warlords of Draenor) (New) - Level 101-120. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.

Map Difficulties
  • 8.1.5 Allies - Final Ship (JAK) - Name changed from "Kul Tiran Flagship" to "8.1.5 Allies - Final Ship (JAK)".

Maps
Battle for Azeroth
  • 8.1.5 Allies - Final Ship (JAK) - Name changed from "Kul Tiran Flagship" to "8.1.5 Allies - Final Ship (JAK)".

World Safe Locations
Battle for Wintergrasp
  • Wintergrasp, Alliance Default Graveyard (New)
  • Wintergrasp, Horde Default Graveyard (New)



New LFG Activities
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Arathi Basin Comp Stomp - - Capture objectives, Slay enemies, Win
  • Random Timewalking Dungeon (Warlords of Draenor) -
  • The Everbloom -
  • Bloodmaul Slag Mines -
  • Iron Docks -
  • Auchindoun -
  • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds -
  • Skyreach -



New Quest Lines
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Alliance
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Horde
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Shrine of the Sea
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Shrine of the Eventide
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Shrine of the Sands
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Shrine of Nature
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Shrine of Storms
  • 8.1.5 Jewelcrafting - Shrine of the Dawning
  • 8.1.5 Blacksmithing - Alliance
  • 8.1.5 Blacksmithing - Horde
  • 8.1.5 Blacksmithing - Alliance/Horde
  • 8.1.5 Alchemy - Alliance
  • 8.1.5 Alchemy - Horde
  • 8.1.5 Inscription - Alliance
  • 8.1.5 Inscription - Horde
  • 8.1.5 Inscription - Alliance/Horde
  • 8.1.5 Tailoring - Alliance
  • 8.1.5 Tailoring - Horde
  • 8.1.5 Tailoring - Alliance/Horde



New Mail Template
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Huntmaster %n,

No doubt your adventures in new lands keep you very busy, but a matter has arisen at the Trueshot Lodge that I fear requires someone of your unique expertise.

I hope you will meet me at the hunter's hall with all available haste. A dear friend of mine is in danger!

Cordially yours,

Death Hunter Moorgoth

P.S. I am much less fixated on death these days, but everyone knows my title, and such things are difficult to shake once established. I'm certain you understand.



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BFA_PVP_SEASON_DESCRIPTION_TWO - Higher item level rewards from Conquest More powerful weekly Conquest rewards!
  • CLUB_FINDER_ACTIVE_MEMBERS (New) - Active Members: |cffffffff%d|r
  • CLUB_FINDER_CLASS_ROLES (New) - Your Class Roles
  • CLUB_FINDER_COMMUNITY_AUTO_ACCEPT (New) - Auto Accept Applicants
  • CLUB_FINDER_COMMUNITY_FOCUS (New) - Community Focus
  • CLUB_FINDER_FOCUS (New) - Focus
  • CLUB_FINDER_GUILD_FOCUS (New) - Guild Focus
  • CLUB_FINDER_GUILD_SIZE (New) - Guild Size
  • CLUB_FINDER_LIST_COMMUNITY (New) - List in Community Finder
  • CLUB_FINDER_LIST_GUILD (New) - List My Guild in Guild Finder
  • CLUB_FINDER_LOOKING_FOR (New) - Looking For
  • CLUB_FINDER_MAX_LEVEL_ONLY (New) - Max Level Only
  • CLUB_FINDER_MINIMUM_ITEM_LEVEL (New) - Minimum Item Level
  • CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITMENT_DESCRIPTION (New) - Describe your guild and what kind of player you're looking for
  • CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITMENT_MESSAGE (New) - Recruitment Message
  • CLUB_FINDER_SORT_BY (New) - Sort By
  • CLUB_FINDER_TYPE (New) - Type
  • CLUB_FINDER_TYPE_COMMUNITY (New) - Wow Community (%s)
  • CLUB_FINDER_TYPE_GUILD (New) - Guild
  • COMMUNITIES_GUILD_FINDER_DESCRIPTION2 (New) - A guild is a tight-knit group of players who want to enjoy the game together. By joining a guild, you'll gain access to many benefits, including a shared guild bank and a guild chat channel.|n|nUse this tool to find a guild that fits your playstyle.
  • COMMUNITY_FINDER_FIND_COMMUNITY (New) - Find a Community
  • COPY_CHARACTER_NAME (New) - Copy Character Name
  • ERR_BATTLEGROUND_JOIN_RATED_TOO_MANY_HEALERS (New) - You can not enter a rated battleground with more than three healers.
  • GUILD_MOVE_COMPLETE - The guild move process is complete. Please visit |HurlIndex:1|h[this web page]|h for more information.
  • LESS_THAN_OPERAND (New) - < %s
  • MYTHIC_PLUS_SEASON_DESC1 - Higher item level rewards Item level of dungeon rewards has increased!
  • MYTHIC_PLUS_SEASON_DESC2 - Each mythic level is now more difficult Enemies in Mythic dungeons have grown more powerful!
  • MYTHIC_PLUS_SEASON_DESC3 - New Affix: %s New Seasonal Affix: %s
  • NEW_PVP_SEASON_REWARD_PREVIEW - New Season Reward New Seasonal Mount
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Build 29141 started by chaud View original post
Comments 12 Comments
  1. SinR's Avatar
    Oh god... WOD Time Walking...

    Maybe they'll let us buy the rep for Trading Post factions so I can get my Laughing Skull stuff on my Hordie finally
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Continuing to update the old maps for hi-def, I see. Hopefully they get around to redoing the old load screens, too.
  1. TriHard's Avatar
    Hopefully they redo all leveling zones for the next expac
  1. Cæli's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    Continuing to update the old maps for hi-def, I see. Hopefully they get around to redoing the old load screens, too.
    makes me so sick please have some care for the old work and preservation
  1. Lollis's Avatar
    Dalaran Brilliance, oh great, I can't wait to buy it a second time.
  1. Waldor666's Avatar
    Nice 90% nerf to drenai racial
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cæli View Post
    makes me so sick please have some care for the old work and preservation
    Ew, no. Hi-def revamps for all!
  1. huehuehue's Avatar
    updated outland maps look awesome...idk why that excited me so much.

    Keep it coming
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    Two of the outland maps are absolutely identical to the old ones. Only the taxi map is different, with added points of interest.
  1. lyphe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Schizoide View Post
    Two of the outland maps are absolutely identical to the old ones. Only the taxi map is different, with added points of interest.
    I just opened my in-game map, and they are very improved. Noticeably too.
    I'd avoid crossing any busy streets until you get the eyes checked.

    New maps look good!
  1. Schizoide's Avatar
    I compared against the outland map on wowpedia and they looked identical. So either wowpedia is wrong, already updated to the new maps, or you're wrong. Shrug.
  1. R-aiden's Avatar
    Are u actually crazy Blizzard..!!!

    Why cant you let us queue into a dead bracket with more than 3 Heals..??

    We paid for this game and we cant play like we want to play..??!!

    No1 play RBG we are getting 10+ Min queue time and now you put even restriction how are we supposed to play..!! GOOD JOB

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