Shadowlands Alpha - Adventures System
The Adventures system is an autobattler inspired update to the Follower and Mission system from previous expansions.

Adventures System
  • This system is still heavily in development.
  • Players will select five allies to pit against the enemy forces for a mission.
  • A combat log describes the battle between teams.
  • Missions and Followers still exist. You can still Counter threats.
  • Missions still reward XP, can be Exhausting, have Times, Costs, and Environments.

Follower Positions
  • AllyLeftFront
  • AllyCenterFront
  • AllyRightFront
  • AllyLeftBack
  • AllyRightBack

Enemy Positions
  • EnemyLeftBack
  • EnemyCenterLeftBack
  • EnemyCenterRightBack
  • EnemyRightBack
  • EnemyLeftFront
  • EnemyCenterLeftFront
  • EnemyCenterRightFront
  • EnemyRightFront

Events and Animations
  • MeleeDamage - ArgusCollide
  • RangeDamage - Starsurge
  • SpellDamage - Fireball
  • PeriodicDamage - LightningOrb
  • ApplyAura - ShockTarget
  • Heal - Regrowth
  • PeriodicHeal - Regrowth
  • Died - ShockTarget
  • RemoveAura - ShockTarget

Followers
  • Shandris Feathermoon (A) / Lilian Voss (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Double Strike - Nadjia strikes the closest enemy twice, dealing a large amount then a small amount of damage. Deal Damage 0.5, Deal Damage 0.25
    • Shadow Walk - Nadjia becomes untargetable and heals herself. Taunt/Untargetable 0, Heal 0.2
  • General Draven (A) / General Draven (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Wing Sweep - Draven sweeps his wings, damaging all enemies. Deal Damage 0.1
    • Protective Aura - Draven's wingspan shields himself and all allies, reducing all damage taken by 20%. Damage Taken Multiplier -0.2
  • Theotar (A) / Theotar (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Blood Explosion - Theotar pulses with shadow, dealing severe damage to all enemies at range. Deal Damage 0.5
    • Exsanguination - Theotar rips the blood from all ranged enemies, significantly increasing the damage they take. Damage Taken Multiplier 0.33
  • Eli the Brazen (A) / Eli the Brazen (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Hawk Punch - Eli strikes as swiftly as a hawk, dealing damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 10
  • Anjali (A) / Anjali (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Uplift - Anjali heals allies for a small amount. Heal 0.1
  • Thela Soulsipper (A) / Thela Soulsipper (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Soulshatter - Thela rips a memory from the farthest enemy, dealing significant damage. Deal Damage 0.75
  • Dug Gravewell (A) / Dug Gravewell (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Gravedirt Special - Dug tosses a shovelful of Grave Dirt at all enemies, damaging them and healing himself slightly. Deal Damage 0.05, Heal 100, Unknown effect (0) 0
  • Nerith Darkwing (A) / Nerith Darkwing (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Shadowfists of Fury - Nerith strikes all enemies in melee range multiple times, dealing substantial damage. Deal Damage 0.2, Deal Damage 0.2, Deal Damage 0.2
  • Stonehuck (A) / Stonehuck (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Sinstone Smash - Stonehuck hurls a Sinstone which shatters and deals damage to all enemies at range. Deal Damage 0.7
  • Kaletar (A) / Kaletar (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Mending Rain - Kaletar heals all allies for a small amount. HoT 0.15
  • Ayeleth (A) / Ayeleth (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Feeding Frenzy - Ayeleth drains the anime from all adjacent enemies, dealing damage and inflicting a small wound. Deal Damage 0.5, DoT 0.1
  • Teliah (A) / Teliah (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Shining Spear - Teliah empowers her spear, dealing large damage to the farthest enemy and healing the closest ally for a small amount. Deal Damage 1.5, Heal 0.2
  • Kythekios (A) / Kythekios (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Whirling Fists - Kythekios punches all enemies in melee in rapid succession, damaging them and empowering himself. Deal Damage 0.25, Damage Dealt Multiplier 0.2
  • Telethakas (A) / Telethakas (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Physiker's Potion - Telethakas vigorously pours a potion down the throat of the closest ally, healing them and increasing their maximum health. Heal 0.25, Increase max HP 0.2
  • M'Phy (A) / M'Phy (H)
  • Venthyr Nightblade (A) / Venthyr Nightblade (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Double Stab - The Nightblade stabs the closest enemy twice, dealing significant damage. Deal Damage 0.5, Deal Damage 0.25
  • Venthyr Soulcaster (A) / Venthyr Soulcaster (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Siphon Soul - The Soulcaster deals damage to the farthest enemy and heals themself slightly. Deal Damage 0.75, Heal 0.25
  • Kyrian Phalanx (A) / Kyrian Phalanx (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Shield of Tomorrow - The Phalanx takes reduced damage and protects all ranged allies in the same way. Damage Taken Multiplier -0.2, Damage Taken Multiplier -0.2
  • Kyrian Halberdier (A) / Kyrian Halberdier (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Halberd Strike - The Halberdier slices their weapon at the farthest enemy, dealing large physical damage. Deal Damage 1.2
  • Maldraxxus Shock Trooper (A) / Maldraxxus Shock Trooper (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Bonestorm - Whirls in place, dealing heavy damage to all enemies in melee. Deal Damage 0.75
  • Maldraxxus Plaguesinger (A) / Maldraxxus Plaguesinger (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Plague Song - Scream at enemies at range, inflicting damage over time Deal Damage 0.3
  • Maldraxxus Shock Trooper (A) / Ardenweald Grovetender (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Bramble Trap - Winding tendrils ensare all enemies, damaging them and reducing their damage every other round. DoT 0.1, Damage Dealt Multiplier -0.2
  • Maldraxxus Shock Trooper (A) / Ardenweald Trapper (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Bramble Trap - Winding tendrils ensare all enemies, damaging them and reducing their damage every other round. DoT 0.1, Damage Dealt Multiplier -0.2
  • Venthyr Nightblade (A) / Venthyr Nightblade (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Double Stab - The Nightblade stabs the closest enemy twice, dealing significant damage. Deal Damage 0.5, Deal Damage 0.25
  • Venthyr Nightblade (A) / Venthyr Nightblade (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Double Stab - The Nightblade stabs the closest enemy twice, dealing significant damage. Deal Damage 0.5, Deal Damage 0.25
  • Venthyr Soulcaster (A) / Venthyr Soulcaster (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Siphon Soul - The Soulcaster deals damage to the farthest enemy and heals themself slightly. Deal Damage 0.75, Heal 0.25
  • Venthyr Soulcaster (A) / Venthyr Soulcaster (H)
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Siphon Soul - The Soulcaster deals damage to the farthest enemy and heals themself slightly. Deal Damage 0.75, Heal 0.25

Encounters
  • Bony Skeleton
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Skeleton Smash - Deals damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 0.1
  • Verdant Prowler
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Healing Howl - Heal all allies for 20% of their maximum health. Heal 0.2
  • Rot-Heart
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Starbranch Crush - Smashes the closest enemy for a large amount of damage, leaving a frostbite that deals damage to all enemies and regenerating its bark slightly. Deal Damage 0.2, DoT 0.03, HoT 0.01
  • Nort the Noxious
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Bone Reconstruction - Heals all allies. Heal 0.2
  • Wolfram the Alpha
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Searing Bite - Bite the closest enemy with jaws of flame, dealing significant damage. Deal Damage 1.5
  • Swarming Skeleton
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Skeleton Smash - Deals damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 0.1
  • Alpha Wolf Erezuel
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
    • Searing Bite - Bite the closest enemy with jaws of flame, dealing significant damage. Deal Damage 1.5
  • Anima Smuggler
    • Auto Attack - Deal attack damage to the closest enemy. Deal Auto Damage 1
  • Anima Smuggler
    • Auto Attack - Deal damage to an enemy at range. Deal Auto Damage 0.5
    • Leech Anima - Siphons anima from the farthest enemy into yourself, damaging them and healing you. Deal Damage 0.25, Heal 0.2
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Comments 149 Comments
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Not gunna lie, having played a fuck ton of battlegrounds in hearthstone, this is actually pretty exciting, much better then the old "send a mission"
  1. Kazadar's Avatar
    Good. I hope this is better then the Bfa version. The legion and Wod versions were way better.
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    Only thing i find strange about this, is the lack of any news any other place, like wowhead or icyveins. Why haven't they mentioned this, this seems to be big

    Sounds fun, and might be if they implement it right
  1. Omedon's Avatar
    OMGOMGOMG! The potential for an actual like "I'm at work and would like to scratch the WoW (not hearthstone) itch" phone application that looks like actual fun!

    I have not hated any incarnation of the mission table, so miss me with the blind hate, but as an actual phone and specifically idle app gamer, this looks amazing at first glance! Hope it only gets better!
  1. Darknessvamp's Avatar
    The Bad: Missions still exist as something you tell other npcs to "do" instead of quests/activities you can do.
    The Might be Good: They're changing up the system.
    Now we have to see if the changes are actually for the better though. For all we know we could be losing the three portrait slots and percentage chance system only to get a more RNG line up system to make them harder to complete rather than rewards based on how well you understand the new system.
  1. klaps_05's Avatar
    Players: oh no mission table, again NPCs doing missions i can do
    Also players: i cba doing quests, rare quest takes 7 hours, whaah whaah
  1. Sorshen's Avatar
    WoW autochess, just what we need /s
  1. cuafpr's Avatar
    sounds interesting hope we can test it soon
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hextor View Post
    WoW autochess, just what we need /s
    yes it is, its much better then the "Send minions then come back in 6 hours"
  1. BetrayedOf52's Avatar
    This will probably upset most of you, but I mean what doesn't? lol. Either way seems interesting
  1. Easo's Avatar
    So basically, a bit more interactive than what we have? Sounds good to me, if we cannot do without the mission map...
  1. Sarkol's Avatar
    Sounds great. Very into HS battlegrounds and the genre has tons of potential. Could be a very cool mini game for WoW.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Easo View Post
    So basically, a bit more interactive than what we have? Sounds good to me, if we cannot do without the mission map...
    yeah we have currently, but it has a little minigame to it with some stratergy.
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hextor View Post
    WoW autochess, just what we need /s
    I had a feeling something like this would happen after the Bejeweled and Tangled fiasco that was in 8.3
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BetrayedOf52 View Post
    This will probably upset most of you, but I mean what doesn't? lol. Either way seems interesting
    No, it will upset the wow bad circlejerk brigade. Most poeple either like this stuff, or they ignore it and move on.
  1. Esper's Avatar
    I absolutely hate auto battlers. Are you telling me my character progression and power is now going to be at least partially reliant on this cancerous gametype?
  1. Chickat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Esper View Post
    I absolutely hate auto battlers. Are you telling me my character progression and power is now going to be at least partially reliant on this cancerous gametype?
    No one is telling you that. We have no idea how required or how much character power will be tied to this if any. Wait and see. The system as a whole could be fun, but we need to see how it all plays out. Not saying not to give feedback, but complaining about something you know nothing about wont help. Rather tell them how you want it to work and tell them why you think its a bad idea for player power to be tied to the system.
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    I love TFT and this will make missions more interesting if it's done properly. Also hopefully they'd put it on mobile as well.
  1. dlhak's Avatar
    No, fuck this shit.
  1. Rendark's Avatar
    Oh god not autochess.

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