Patch 9.0.1 PTR - Pre-Expansion Event Week One Initial Preview
The Shadowlands prepatch Week 1 is now available for testing on the PTR.

  • Upon logging in, you will immediately receive a quest to report to Genn Greymane at Lion's Rest in Stormwind. He says that the undead Scourge is swarming in numbers not seen since the return of Arthas. He says something terrible has happened in the chaos, and inquiring into it loads a cutscene that hasn't been implemented yet showing the faction leaders getting captured. (Horde takes place around their capital)
  • Genn wants to rescue Anduin and the others, but knows that the safety of the people is top priority. He explains that the Ebon Blade have stepped forward to help, but wants you to work with the Argent Crusade to keep the people safe. You are to seek out Commander Gregor in the Trade District.
  • There is an Agent Crusade station set up at the gates of Stownwind. Commander Gregor tasks you with collecting reports from his scouts around the area. You must check in at Goldshire, Redridge, and Darkshire. It seems Darkshire is infested with undead and you must dispatch some. Frost wyrms fly overhead as well.
  • When you return to Stormwind, you are told to head to the Argent grounds in Icecrown to find it overrun with undead. You must dispatch them, of course, while rescuing injured fighters. Undead here drop Darkened Scourgestones and Pitch Black Scourgestones that can be turned it repeatedly for Argent Commendation Currency.
  • Your next task is to scout areas around Icecrown from a distance before returning to the grounds. With this area under control, you are asked to secure a foothold atop the Ironwall Rampart in Icecrown with Crusader Renn, which unlocks a series of daily quests in Icecrown. This involves fighting waves of undead and a skeletal boss. These dailies give more argent commendation currency.
  • Random undead bosses will also spawn around Icecrown and show up on the map with the same purple skull icon seen in Nazjatar for the elite naga event. These bosses can drop catch up gear that is item level 110.




Shadowlands - Nathanos Blightcaller World Quest
Nathanos Blightcaller is located in Eastern Plaguelands near the Marris Stead, his old house, along with his hounds: Plaguefang and Blight-Howl.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 9.0.1 PTR - Pre-Expansion Event Week One Initial Preview, New World Boss started by Stoy View original post
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  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Doesn't strike me as very similar to the Legion pre-patch event yet...
  1. Bodakane's Avatar
    If its a repeatable WQ, then i welcome being able to kill toon every chance I get. The acting choice to snarl every line is THE most annoying thing in this game and I hope this will be the end of that once and for all.
  1. Cooler than you's Avatar
    Anyone know the ilevel conversion? Like What is a 100 ilevel piece of gear look like on live?

    I know it probably won't be anything huge I am just curious.
  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    What if I don't want to fight Nathanos or Sylvanas?

  1. Creatinebrah's Avatar
    given this is hitting PTR, anyone estimate the release of Shadowlands with older xpacs and prepatches?
  1. Dead Moose Fandango's Avatar
    Boy, I hope we get some cool transmog.
  1. Hyphie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooler than you View Post
    Anyone know the ilevel conversion? Like What is a 100 ilevel piece of gear look like on live?

    I know it probably won't be anything huge I am just curious.
    My 459 ilvl DK is now 113 ilvl on PTR at level 50 HP dropped from 474.7k to 22.9k. Damage went from 5,376-6,112 to 274-308. However my haste and crit % stayed roughly the same from live to PTR, maybe a 1/2% to 1% lower

    Also ilvl 445=100 ilvl
  1. Cooler than you's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooler than you View Post
    Anyone know the ilevel conversion? Like What is a 100 ilevel piece of gear look like on live?

    I know it probably won't be anything huge I am just curious.
    I did a little bit of searching and it looks like 130 gear is around 475 gear so it will likely be around 445 gear it looks like. Hope we get something like a transmog or mount like the BFA pre patch.

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  1. Mentaldemise's Avatar
    Why is nathanos just randomly hanging out at his house for no apparent reason?
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    What if I don't want to fight Nathanos or Sylvanas?

    There used to be a loyalist path until Blizzard got lazy.
  1. Cooler than you's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Polazkal View Post
    My 459 ilvl DK is now 113 ilvl on PTR at level 50 HP dropped from 474.7k to 22.9k. Damage went from 5,376-6,112 to 274-308. However my haste and crit % stayed roughly the same from live to PTR, maybe a 1/2% to 1% lower

    Also ilvl 445=100 ilvl
    Beat me to it, thanks!
  1. Lucetia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooler than you View Post
    Anyone know the ilevel conversion? Like What is a 100 ilevel piece of gear look like on live?

    I know it probably won't be anything huge I am just curious.
    Not fully sure on what is what. Could test it later, but I do know my 475 shield converted to 130 and my 460 weapon converted to 125 with 130 being around the cap (slightly higher due to cloak and Mythic N'zoth items).
  1. Ulfric Trumpcloak's Avatar
    I'm extremely disappointed that Nathanos is just a world boss for a pre-expansion event. He has been around since vanilla, has been a prominent character in several wow novels, and he has been one of the main characters of over the last two expansions. I expected him to be a raid boss at some point in the expansion, not just a loot piñata.
  1. Bloodyleech's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ulfric Trumpcloak View Post
    I'm extremely disappointed that Nathanos is just a world boss for a pre-expansion event. He has been around since vanilla, has been a prominent character in several wow novels, and he has been one of the main characters of over the last two expansions. I expected him to be a raid boss at some point in the expansion, not just a loot piñata.
    He'll retreat when brought to 10%, as far as I know. Could be wrong tho!
  1. Lucetia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ulfric Trumpcloak View Post
    I'm extremely disappointed that Nathanos is just a world boss for a pre-expansion event. He has been around since vanilla, has been a prominent character in several wow novels, and he has been one of the main characters of over the last two expansions. I expected him to be a raid boss at some point in the expansion, not just a loot piñata.
    Since a cinematic plays at 10% that we don't know about yet I wouldn't be surprised if it's a "He runs away" type thing and comes back later.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    I bet Nathanos is solely there just to troll with us. He is known to be quite a dick after all.
  1. Maljinwo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    Since a cinematic plays at 10% that we don't know about yet I wouldn't be surprised if it's a "He runs away" type thing and comes back later.
    He appears dead afterwards it seems
  1. Flurryfang's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    What if I don't want to fight Nathanos or Sylvanas?

    Ohh man i love you xD You just made me chuckle xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    Why is nathanos just randomly hanging out at his house for no apparent reason?
    Heh, because Blizzard had no idea what to do with his character, so just put up a sign with "Gone home" in his spots around the world xD
  1. Zyrosis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ulfric Trumpcloak View Post
    I'm extremely disappointed that Nathanos is just a world boss for a pre-expansion event. He has been around since vanilla, has been a prominent character in several wow novels, and he has been one of the main characters of over the last two expansions. I expected him to be a raid boss at some point in the expansion, not just a loot piñata.
    I disagree. Being a World Quest boss is more than he deserves.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    Why is nathanos just randomly hanging out at his house for no apparent reason?
    In "Shadows Rising", Nathanos returns to the Marris Stead after Sylvanas leaves him behind in Icecrown due to the former failing to complete a task for her.

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