Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Zandalari Troll Embrace of the Loa Shrines
The Zandalari Troll racial ability Embrace of the Loa now requires your Zandalari troll to use the ability in front of one of the Zandalari loa shrines around Dazar'alor. This grants you the buff of the loa and will remain until you replace it with another loa shrine. This activates a 5 day cooldown during which you cannot change the buff. You can talk to guards in Dazar'alor to get the specific shrine marked on the map.

  • Embrace of the Loa
    • Embrace of Krag'wa - (Top left shrine on map) Taking damage has a chance to grant you [ Greater of {300% of Spell Power} or {300% of Attack Power * pctD * (1 + 0)} ] additional Health and [ Greater of {50% of Spell Power} or {50% of Attack Power * pctD * (1 + 0)} ] Armor.
    • Embrace of Kimbul - (Top right shrine on map) Your damaging abilities have a chance to cause the target to bleed for [ Greater of {66% of Spell Power} or {66% of Attack Power * pctD * (1 + 0)} * 3 ] over 6 sec. This effect stacks up to 3 times.
    • Embrace of Bwonsamdi - (lower left shrine on map) Your damaging abilities have a chance to deal [ Greater of {66% of Spell Power} or {66% of Attack Power * pctD * (1 + 0)} ] Shadow damage and heal you for 100% of the damage done.
    • Embrace of Paku - (Bottom left shrine on map) Your abilities have a chance to grant you 5% critical strike for 0 sec.
    • Embrace of Gonk - (Bottom right shrine on map) Increase movement speed by 5%.
    • Embrace of Akunda - (lower right shrine on map) Your healing abilities have a chance to heal their target for [ Greater of {50% of Spell Power} or {50% of Attack Power * pctD * (1 + 0)} ].









Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster
The Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster functions much like the carousel, giving you the WHEE! buff after riding it. It costs one Darkmoon Ride Ticket.







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This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Zandalari Troll Shrines, Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster, DLC #668 started by chaud View original post
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  1. DemoBytom's Avatar
    So if I play healer/dps I have to either commit to a healer Loa (Akunda?) or DPS one, and can't change during raid.. That's.. not great.

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    I'd prefer if the racials weren't combat oriented, but more about utility.
    Let's say Bwonsamdi gives you speed buff when you're dead, for faster corpse runs
    Paku lets you glide like DH
    Krag'wa lets you double jump
    Gonk lets you.. I dunno have everyone make fun that your loa is called Gonk?
    Kimbul - gives you out-of-combat run speed
    Akunda - makes you forget all your abilities till you change Loa :P
  1. Felrane's Avatar
    No reason for the 5 day cooldown the buffs are not good enough. Plus if you want to swap specs the buff could become worthless for most the week.
  1. ramayana1423's Avatar
    So Embrace is just another mechanic telling people who play multiple specs to fuck off. Blizzard is so god damn dumb.
  1. Gensui's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Remember when races came with the expansion purchase and were there to create from day 1 and not timegated?

    What's next "Allied Classes"?
    Remember when you only used to get one or two new races every other expansion?
  1. rowaasr13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Volitar View Post
    Yikes. 5 day cooldown and you have to go to Zandalar to change it.
    That's infinitely better than every other racial for every race that can't be swapped at all (sans paid race change).
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gensui View Post
    Remember when you only used to get one or two new races every other expansion?
    And what was stopping them from putting these ones on the character creation screen for launch to play immediately like those other races?

    Oh right nothing...... It's literally taking a feature you used to get at launch and timegating it hard. Nothing more or less. The Zandalari and KT right now are literally timegated because their unlock requirements are already in the damn game. I'd expect this kind of trash from a F2P piece of garbage. Not a sub based game.

    And don't even say "lore". Because the lore behind unlocking them and quite frankly the unlock quests are glorified scenarios and mediocre at best.
  1. rowaasr13's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DemoBytom View Post
    So if I play healer/dps I have to either commit to a healer Loa (Akunda?) or DPS one, and can't change during raid.. That's.. not great.
    So, pretty much like every other race that have damage-only buff. Except you still can change it later. Also pick 5% crit and be happy.
  1. Amerissis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaNLG View Post
    Next expansion..? Gonna be nice to have a racial that requires you to go to the previous expansion to get any use out of it.
    I'm sure they'll change it by then. Mabye just by having a Loa stone in your inventory, or a toy, that can change it, with a 5 day cooldown, or any other of a million options.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    I hope these are spec specific as in can pic 1 per spec. I dps raids and tank outside on same toon would suck to be locked into the dps one 100% of the time.
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by totalrelax View Post
    Do you visit Zandalar less than every 5th day?
    What about next expansion and every expansion after that? Still kind of annoying.
  1. Dartz1979's Avatar
    ok so what sthe point of having the merry go round give you wheee! and the roller coaster too am i the only one who feels something else coulda been done with the coaster maybe a transportation to locations on the island maybe or even something else..
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rowaasr13 View Post
    That's infinitely better than every other racial for every race that can't be swapped at all (sans paid race change).
    Pretty much every other throughput racial works cross role. These ones do not.

    Your healing abilities have a chance to heal their target for 525.
    Your damaging abilities have a chance to cause the target to bleed for 260 over 6s. This effect stacks up to 3 times.
    Taking damage has a chance to grant you 393 additional Health and 66 Armor.


    It's annoying, restrictive, and badly designed.
  1. sweatshopkids's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    I'm preeeeeeeetty sure its on purpose. To not make the racial blatantly OP vs any other race, who just can't adjust to what they are doing.
    Your "E" key got stuck.
  1. Tiral's Avatar
    who fucking need that shit. Blizzard - pls suck cocks more
  1. Daevied's Avatar
    Does this means 8.1.5 launch before next darkmoon faire????
  1. Alcsaar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Th3Scourge View Post
    Hope you weren't planning on playing more than one spec on your rerolled Zandalari Paladin RIP
    I find it funny that people wan't to complain about this. What if you play a healer on an undead char? Your racial is near useless, and you don't HAVE the option to change it.

    The zandalari racial is great because you actually get 6 racials that you can choose from depending on what spec you primarily play. That's so much more custimizable than any other race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Wattmate View Post
    I hope these are spec specific as in can pic 1 per spec. I dps raids and tank outside on same toon would suck to be locked into the dps one 100% of the time.
    No need - Zandalari already get to choose a racial that works best with their primary specialization (AND it can be changed) - that's a lot more than any other race can say.
  1. dhru2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Esper View Post
    It's a little vexing that new races have completely better (and more) racials than the vanilla races. I guess they have to make them that way so people will cough up the money to race change though.
    Yep. At least you see what is going on. They made insane amount of money because of race change. I bet we will get reskined races in every exp. from now on...
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Esper View Post
    It's a little vexing that new races have completely better (and more) racials than the vanilla races. I guess they have to make them that way so people will cough up the money to race change though.
    Mag'har orc says "Zug zug!". And Nightborne if you play anything but a caster really.
  1. Eace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daevied View Post
    Does this means 8.1.5 launch before next darkmoon faire????
    I doubt it. I don't think the build is even a release candidate yet? I'd guess we'll get it mid to late March.
  1. Echorausch's Avatar
    Blizzard could add a racial that kills an enemy player/boss instantly, and people on mmo-champ would cry about it why it doesn't kill 2 instead.

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