Shadowlands Alpha Build 34081 - Covenant Abilities Update
Several Covenant Abilities have been updated in Build 34081. Click the banner below to see all the Covenant Abilities for every class.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Hunter

Sentinel (Night Fae) - Summon a sentinel at the target location that applies Sentinel's Mark to all enemy targets below it for 15 sec. While the sentinel is active, each ability you use against a target affected by the Sentinel's Mark calls forth a spirit beast to strike your target for [ 25% of Attack Power ] Arcane damage.


Monk

Bonedust Brew (Necrolord) - Hurl a brew created from the bones of your enemies at the ground, coating all targets struck for 10 seconds. Your abilities have an additional 15% chance to affect the target a second time with 25% effectiveness as either Shadow damage or healing.
  • Brewmaster: Tiger Palm and Keg Smash reduces the cooldown of your brews by an additional 1 second when striking enemies affected by Bonedust Brew.
  • Windwalker: Spinning Crane Kick refunds 1 Chi when striking enemies affected by Bonedust Brew.
  • Mistweaver: Gust of Mist provides additional healing to allies affected by Bonedust Brew.


Paladin

Aura of the Seasons (Night Fae)
  • Aura of Winter - Enemies within 40 yards chill in your Aura of Winter, reducing their attack speed by 10% and their movement speed by 20%. Turns to Spring after spending 20 Holy Power.
  • Aura of Spring - Party members within 40 yards revitalize in your Aura of Spring, causing their healing done and healing received to increase by 10%. Turns to Summer after spending 20 Holy Power.
  • Aura of Summer - Party members within 40 yards bask in your Aura of Summer, causing their attacks to have a high chance to deal [ 100% of Spell Power ] Holy damage. Turns to Autumn after spending 20 Holy Power.
  • Aura of Autumn - Party members within 40 yards fall in your Aura of Autumn, causing their cooldowns to recover 1% faster. Turns to Winter after spending 20 Holy Power.


Shaman

Primordial Wave (Necrolord) - Blast your target with a Primordial Wave, dealing [ 65% of Spell Power + 65% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage and apply Flame Shock to an enemy, or heal an ally for [ 65% of Spell Power + 65% of Attack Power ].
  • Elemental: Your next Lava Burst will also hit all targets affected by your Flame Shock.
  • Enhancement: Your next Lightning Bolt will also hit all targets affected by your Flame Shock.
  • Restoration: While an ally is targeted, Primordial Wave will cast Riptide. Your next Healing Wave will also hit all targets affected by your Riptide.

Fae Transfusion (Night Fae) - Transfer the life force of up to 8 enemies in the targeted area, dealing [ 25% of Spell Power + 25% of Attack Power ] Nature damage every 0.5 sec for 3 sec. Pressing Fae Transfusion again within 10 sec will release 75% of all damage from Fae Transfusion, healing up to 8 allies near yourself.


Warlock

Soul Rot (Night Fae) - Wither away all life force of your current target and up to 3 additional targets nearby, causing them to suffer [ 100% of Spell Power ] Nature damage over 8 sec. Drain Life will also be cast on any enemy affected by your Soul Rot. Consumes 20% of maximum health when cast.



Shadowlands Alpha Build 34081 - Eye of the Jailer
From the Shadowlands Developer Interview with Paul Kubit we learn that The Maw is one of the endgame zones for Shadowlands.

While you are in The Maw, the Eye of the Jailer is upon you. You'll have a limited amount of time to do stuff every day before the Jailer notices you and makes the experience more difficult.


Shadowlands Alpha Build 34081 - Item Level Changes
Following up on the Shadowlands Leveling Changes and Level Squish, the item level progression has also been updated in Build 34081.

InstanceItem Level in BFAItem Level in Shadowlands
Normal Dungeons40072
Heroic Dungeons41578
Mythic Dungeons43085
Mythic Uldir38566
Mythic Battle of Dazar'alor41578
Mythic Crucible of Storms420/42580/82
Mythic The Eternal Palace445100
Normal Ny'alotha445/455100/110
Heroic Ny'alotha460/470115/125
Mythic Ny'alotha475/485130/140

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Item level progression has been updated. Item levels now increase faster in lower character levels, and low-level creatures are better tuned to account for this and other factors.

Additionally, Gold rewards have been increased at all character levels.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Shadowlands - Covenant Abilities Update, Eye of the Jailer, Item Level Changes started by Lumy View original post
Comments 55 Comments
  1. Kalarm's Avatar
    The enh change is interesting. I wonder if it means that they are looking to bring back flame shock spreading.
  1. Sluvs's Avatar
    I love the paladin one!

    That is SO cool.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    another squish . for 0 reason .

    my bet its they will now be doing those squishes every expansion .

    they are tunirng wow intor arpg instance symulator. so sad.

    no wonder so many people sign out and choose classic
  1. Myzou's Avatar
    The Hunter talent is just a worse version of the Legion Talent. :/
  1. kansor's Avatar
    paladin one looks interesting
  1. druvirus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    another squish . for 0 reason .

    my bet its they will now be doing those squishes every expansion .

    they are tunirng wow intor arpg instance symulator. so sad.

    no wonder so many people sign out and choose classic
    The squish is for number simplification. All it does is make the numbers easier to parse. It has nothing to do with instances. Nothing in the game is changing except the number value.

    If you throw a tantrum and can't handle the numbers changing while having the same inherent value relative to everything else then, yes, please go.
  1. Babadoo's Avatar
    Back to 15 ilvl jumps. They fuckin never learn...
  1. Baine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Babadoo View Post
    Back to 15 ilvl jumps. They fuckin never learn...
    Why would they have to learn? 15 ilvl jumps are fine between difficulties. Less than that, the difference feel narrow.
  1. Pilek01's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    another squish . for 0 reason .

    my bet its they will now be doing those squishes every expansion .

    they are tunirng wow intor arpg instance symulator. so sad.

    no wonder so many people sign out and choose classic
    Would you like Shadowlands start with people having 1M HP ? and doing 500k dps ?
    I mean its just numbers but doing 500k dps on the start of a new expansion and then doing 5M DPS on the last patch is just stupid.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    I'm surprised we don't have a druid and Night Fae making them something like Elune incarnate and they can duel wield war graves or swords.
  1. WonderZebra's Avatar
    So zovaal is the Jailer and not just a minion
  1. Wangming's Avatar
    Bonedust Brew sounds metal as fuck. I aproove.
  1. Mouri Kogorou's Avatar
    the paladin aura is interesting gameplay mechanic, very interactive.
  1. Adi91's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilek01 View Post
    Would you like Shadowlands start with people having 1M HP ? and doing 500k dps ?
    I mean its just numbers but doing 500k dps on the start of a new expansion and then doing 5M DPS on the last patch is just stupid.
    Yeah, I'd like. By the way, during the Blizzcon they said the following:

    "There will not be a stat squish. It's very important that players feel just as powerful when they log in to play the expansion."

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/content...oper-Interview

    I think this squish is stupid now.
  1. Mouri Kogorou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adi91 View Post
    Yeah, I'd like. By the way, during the Blizzcon they said the following:

    "There will not be a stat squish. It's very important that players feel just as powerful when they log in to play the expansion."

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/content...oper-Interview

    I think this squish is stupid now.
    do you think you get weaker with stat squish?
  1. blankfaced's Avatar
    I don't understand the squish either. I get why, I just don't get why they haven't come up with a better solution for the issue instead of having to waste entire expansions fixing the problem. In the expansion we're playing now a players Ilvl doubles from fresh 50 to mythic after the squish. The terrible jump in gear level is already starting and they haven't even put this live. This need to stick to a 15 ilvl jump between tiers AND difficulties just seems to be shooting themselves in the foot. 45 ilvls per raid tier is ridiculous just to make sure each tier "feels" like an upgrade from the last.
  1. Tomana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sluvs View Post
    I love the paladin one!

    That is SO cool.
    Sorry, I can't hear you over the Divine Toll
  1. Terracresta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blankfaced View Post
    I don't understand the squish either. I get why, I just don't get why they haven't come up with a better solution for the issue instead of having to waste entire expansions fixing the problem. In the expansion we're playing now a players Ilvl doubles from fresh 50 to mythic after the squish. The terrible jump in gear level is already starting and they haven't even put this live. This need to stick to a 15 ilvl jump between tiers AND difficulties just seems to be shooting themselves in the foot. 45 ilvls per raid tier is ridiculous just to make sure each tier "feels" like an upgrade from the last.
    Yeah, from normal dungeon to end tier raid the ilvl nearly doubles. Vanilla/Classic level 60 dungeons start with itemlevel in the low 60s and gear that can be equipped with lvl 58s. Kel'thuzad and T3 chest and ring are ilevel 93. In BC I could level to 70 with barely any gear change and even wore some lvl60 pieces in Karazhan.
    WoW is already an ARPG with all it's normal, heroic, Mythic, plus LFR and the possible gear grind that comes with it, if you don't skip difficulties. This system is so bloated. While before 1 difficulty was good enough, now people really need up to 4 and of cause want big gaps in gear power?

    The squish is useless, if you start inflating stats and ilevels so quickly again.
  1. huth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by druvirus View Post
    The squish is for number simplification. All it does is make the numbers easier to parse. It has nothing to do with instances. Nothing in the game is changing except the number value.

    If you throw a tantrum and can't handle the numbers changing while having the same inherent value relative to everything else then, yes, please go.
    You do realise the same could be said to the other side of the argument, yes?

    Ultimately, it's a change for the sake of change, with little practical value.
  1. Trumpcat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    You do realise the same could be said to the other side of the argument, yes?

    Ultimately, it's a change for the sake of change, with little practical value.
    Practical value is all there is to it. That comes from not having to deal with tens of millions spread over your screen, meters, logs or anywhere. If you call that not practical value then what is it and what would practical value be?

    If killing a mob takes 10 seconds, but in one case you see four digit numbers flying across screen, whereas in the other you see eight digit numbers, is it not more practical to deal with the smaller number for all purposes?

    People gauging whether they do good based on the size of the numbers, instead of the speed of defeating an encounter, their contribution for it and relative efficiency, really do belong on Classic. Which, BTW, deals with very small numbers.

Site Navigation