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The War Within Alpha Development Notes - May 29, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Below are the following changes and updates in today’s build of The War Within Alpha:

Characters
  • New Human Racial: No Place Like Home – Your Hearthstone cooldown is reduced by 5 minutes and gains an additional charge. Replaces Diplomacy.

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Deathbringer
      • Wave of Souls damage increased by 50%.
      • Exterminate second scythe damage increased by 50%.
    • Rider Of The Apocalypse
      • Mograine’s Heart Strike damage increased by 250%.
      • Trollbane’s Obliterate damage increased by 33%.
      • Trollbane’s Obliterate cast frequency increased by 100%.
      • Nazgrim’s Scourge Strike damage increased by 100%.
      • Nazgrim’s Scourge Strike cast frequency increased by 100%.
      • Whitemane’s Death Coil damage increased by 100%.
    • San’layn
      • Incite Terror has been updated – Vampiric Strike, Heart Strike and Scourge Strike cause your targets to take 1% increased Shadow damage, up to 5% for 15 seconds. Vampiric Strike benefits 300% more from this effect.
    • Blood
      • Many talents have moved locations or have had their pathing updated.
      • New Talent: Bone Collector – When you would pull an enemy, generate 1 charge of Bone Shield.
      • New Talent: Ossified Vitriol – When you lose a Bone Shield charge the damage of your next Marrowrend is increased by 15%, stacking up to 75%.
      • Tightening Grasp now Silences enemies for 3 seconds when they are pulled and no longer increases the damage enemies take from you when they are pulled by Gorefriends Grasp.
      • Blooddrinker now reduces the damage the enemy deals to you by 20% while channeling and for an additional 5 seconds after a channeling it fully. Now also generates 20 additional Runic Power over its duration.
      • Consumption now also causes your Blood Plague damage to occur 50% more quickly for 8 seconds and generates 2 Runes.
      • Bonestorm no longer costs Runic Power. Costs up to 10 Bone Shield Charges and lasts 1 second for each charge consumed. Generates 1 Bone Shield charge every 1 second while active.
      • Reinforced Bones now also lets Bone Shield stack 2 additional times.
      • Heartbreaker’s Runic Power per target hit increased to 2 (was 1). Now a 1 point talent (was 2).
      • Perseverance of the Ebonblade’s Versatility bonus increased to 6%, up from 4%. Now a 1 point talent (was 2).
      • Shattering Bone now a 1 point talent (was 2).
      • Red Thirst reduces the cooldown on Vampiric Blood by 2 seconds (was 1 second). Now a 1 point talent (was 2).
      • Crimson Scourge now learned at level 21.
      • Death’s Caress now learned at level 23.
    • Frost
      • New Talent: Hyperpyrexia – Your Runic Power spending abilities have a chance to additionally deal 30% of the damage dealt over 4 seconds.
    • Unholy
      • New Talent: Festering Scythe – Every 20 Festering Wound you burst empowers Festering Strike to become Festering Scythe for 12 seconds. Festering Scythe: Sweep through all enemies within 14 yards in front of you, dealing Shadow damage and infecting them with 2-3 Festering Wounds.
      • New Talent: Decomposition – Virulent Plague has a chance to abruptly flare up, dealing 50/100% of the damage it dealt to the target over the last 4 seconds. When this effect triggers, the duration of your active minions are increased by 1 second, up to 3 seconds. 2-point talent.
      • Infected Claws moved to the node after Ghoulish Frenzy.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Aldrachi Reaver
      • Wounded Quarry now always procs bonus damage while Reaver’s Mark is on your target. Soul fragment generation is still a chance.
      • Reaver’s Mark duration increased to 20 seconds.
      • Art of the Glaive activation thresholds doubled.
      • Intent Pursuit cooldown reduction increased to 4 seconds.
      • Evasive Action no longer extends Tactical Retreat fury generation periodic.
      • Evasive Action no longer resets Initiative.
      • Reaver’s Glaive damage increased by 200%.
  • Druid
    • Druid Of The Claw
      • Ravage and Dreadful Wound damage increased by 10%.
      • Dreadful Wound now reduces damage dealt to you by 4% for Feral and 10% for Guardian.
      • Feral’s Aggravate Wounds now triggers from any ability that costs Energy.
      • Empowered Shapeshifting increases the damage of Mangle by 10% (was 5%) and the damage of Swipe and Shred by 3% (was 5%).
      • Strike for the Heart now increases ability critical strike chance and critical strike damage by 6% (was 8%).
      • Strike for the Heart now causes Mangle to heal Guardian Druids for 1% of their maximum health.
      • Feral’s Wildpower Surge now increases damage of your next Swipe by 50% (was 100%) or your next Mangle by 200% (was 100%).
      • Guardian’s Wildpower Surge now increases the damage of your next Ferocious Bite or Rip by 100% (was 50%).
      • Wildshape Mastery’s retention of Bear Form stats in Cat Form also retains Bear Form’s resistance to being critically struck or parried.
    • Feral
      • Primal Wrath range increased to 10 yards (was 8).
      • Added a connector between Primal Wrath and Pouncing Strikes in the talent tree.
      • Rampant Ferocity’s damage increased by up to 50% when the player spends extra Energy on Ferocious Bite.
      • Thrashing Claws now requires players to know Thrash in order to apply the bleed from Thrash.
    • Restoration
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Tranquility initial healing increased by 400%.
      • Tranquility’s initial heal now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
      • Tranquility’s heal over time effect is no longer increased while out of a raid environment.
  • Evoker
    • Chronowarden
      • Time Convergence no longer grants Stamina when using a defensive cooldown longer than 45 seconds. It now also specifies that it only functions when casting “non-defensive abilities”.
    • Augmentation
      • New Passive: Sense Power – While enabled, allies with their major cooldown active will be highlighted in the game field and will display a buff icon on party and raid frames. Learned automatically. Can be toggled on/off.
      • Prescience has been updated – When cast without a friendly target, the smart-targeting will now prefer damage role players who have their major cooldowns active.
    • Devastation
      • Feed the Flames once again triggers a Firestorm after casting 10 Pyres. This is in addition to its new effect of increasing Pyre and Disintegrate damage while they are inside the Firestorm.
      • Snapfire can now trigger from both Living Flame and Pyre.
    • Preservation
      • Dream Flight healing increased by 100% outside of raid.
        • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase. We’d also like to note that we are making an exception in the case of Dream Flight as we feel the healing increase outside of raid is a more appropriate tool for consistency as otherwise the falloff of its healing would make its effectiveness inconsistent in raid scenarios.
      • Mana cost of Emerald Blossom reduced by 15%.
      • Flow State can now trigger from Empower spells cast from Stasis.
      • Threads of Fate can no longer trigger from Empower spells cast from Stasis.
        • Developer’s note: There is inconsistency here, but it’s necessary to balance Threads of Fate between Augmentation and Preservation. Threads of Fate tooltip also indicates “casting an Empower spell” while Flow State does not use the keyword “casting.”
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Lunge no longer increases attack range by 3 yards.
  • Mage
    • Time Anomaly has been updated – Now grants Brain Freeze instead of Fingers of Frost for Frost Mages.
    • New Talent: Inspired Intellect – Arcane Intellect grants you an additional 3% Intellect. Choice node with Time Anomaly.
    • Sunfury
      • Gravity Lapse now hits 5 targets (was 3).
    • Spellslinger
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Frost and Arcane Splinters from interacting with damage bonuses and proc effects such as Touch of the Magi.
      • Arcane
        • Spellfrost Teachings has been redesigned – Direct damage from Splinters has a 3% chance to reset the cooldown of Arcane Orb/Frozen Orb and increase all damage dealt by your Arcane Orbs/Frozen Orbs by 50% for 10 seconds.
        • The location of Force of Will and Spellfrost Teachings has swapped.
        • Arcane Splinter damage reduced by 50%.
        • Embedded Arcane Splinter damage reduced by 50%.
        • Controlled Instincts cleave effect no longer damages the primary target.
        • Controlled Instinct Arcane Splinter cleave percentage reduced to 20% (was 30%).
        • Embedded Splinter duration increased to 18 seconds.
          • Developer’s note: Splinters were benefitting from Pandemic dot extensions unintentionally, which was extending their uptime to 20 seconds from the stated 16 seconds. This was creating adverse effects and durations when consuming Embedded Splinters or applying / maintaining the Embedded Splinter DoTs. To compensate for the uptime loss from this bug fix, we’re increasing the base duration of Embedded Splinters to 18 seconds.
    • Arcane
      • Leydrinker proc chance reduced to 10% (was 15%).
      • Arcane Surge is now guaranteed to generate Clearcasting.
        • Developer’s note: Arcane Surge was a reliable source of Clearcasting that Arcane Mages lost with the removal of mana-based Clearcasting procs. We’re making Arcane Surge proc Clearcasting baseline to ensure you’re rolling into your burns with some more Clearcasting availability.
      • Arcane Blast now has a 5% increased chance to generate Clearcasting.
        • Developer’s note: Clearcasting availability has marginally decreased in pure single target scenarios. We’re buffing up Arcane Blast’s chance to proc Clearcasting to compensate.
      • Spark of the Magi has been redesigned – Now makes your next Arcane Blast, Arcane Barrage, and Arcane Missiles echo for 25% extra damage (was increase the damage dealt by these spells).
        • Developer’s note: This updated behavior will allow you to properly benefit from the Spark of the Magi damage bonus on an Arcane Barrage you fired before Touch of the Magi is applied.
      • Mastery: Savant now properly increases the damage dealt by Arcane Surge.
      • Aether Attunement has been redesigned – Every 3 times you consume Clearcasting, you gain Aether Attunement.
      • Aether Attunement primary target damage increase reduced to 100% (was 150%).
      • Aether Attunement secondary target damage increase reduced to 50% (was 100%).
        • Developer’s note: While we’re still committed to maintaining minimal buff-tracking for Arcane, we’re also being sensitive to the desire for Arcane Mages to be able to reliably acquire and hold effects for use in their burst windows and AOE moments-- both of which Aether Attunement excels at. We feel this new design strikes a nice balance that makes the effect easier to track, reliable, and at a higher frequency to help add more moments of excitement for Arcane in AOE.
      • Resonance and Arcing Cleave have swapped locations.
    • Fire
      • New Talent: Charring Embers – Phoenix Flames applies Charring Embers to all enemies it damages, increasing their damage taken from you by 5% for 12 seconds.
      • Charring Embers moved to Gate 2.
      • Charring Embers now increases the damage you deal to affected targets by 4% (was 6%).
      • Charring Embers has been removed.
        • Developer’s note: We’ve been listening to the feedback regarding Charring Embers and the tracking / gameplay behind it and have opted to remove it. We’re interested in preserving the gameplay of the new Phoenix Reborn and From the Ashes, but we feel that they can comfortably exist without Charring Embers.
      • Call of the Sun King no longer grants 15% increased Phoenix Flames damage and instead makes Phoenix Flames always critically strike.
      • Alexstrasza’s Fury no longer makes Phoenix Flames always critically strike.
      • From the Ashes now grants 15% increased Phoenix Flames damage.
      • From the Ashes is now in Gate 3.
      • Surging Blaze has returned to Gate 1.
      • Firestarter’s position has changed.
      • Phoenix Reborn now requires 25 hits (was 20).
      • Wildfire has returned and is now in Gate 2.
      • Ashen Feather is now in Gate 2 on a choice node with Alexstrazsa’s Fury.
      • Inflame is now located in Gate 2.
      • New Talent: Burning Blood – Damage dealt to targets below 30% health is increased by 10%.
        • This talent is not yet implemented.
      • New Talent: Heat Shimmer – Damage from Ignite has a 5% chance to make your next Scorch deal 25% increased damage and deal damage as though your target was below 30% health.
        • This talent is not yet implemented.
      • New Talent: Sparking Cinders – Living Bomb explosions have a 15% chance to increase the damage of your next Flamestrike or Pyroblast.
      • Controlled Destruction increases damage taken from Ignite by 0.5%, stacking up to 50 times (was 1%, stacking up to 25 times).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Revival healing increased by 400%.
      • Revival now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
      • New Talent: Lotus Infusion – Allies with Renewing Mist receive 15% more healing from you and Renewing Mist’s duration is increased by 2 seconds. Choice node with Chi Harmony.
        • Developer’s note: We’d like to offer a more passive option focused on AoE healing against Chi Harmony. Chi Harmony now restricting the movement of Renewing Mist for its duration has its pros and cons and we feel this addition opens up optionality a little more particularly in raid scenarios.
      • Invigorating Mist no longer counts full health allies among its splash cap, but its healing has been decreased.
    • Windwalker
      • Abilities affected by Ordered Elements, Dance of Chi-Ji, or Blackout Kick! now contribute to Drinking Horn Cover, Spiritual Focus, and Heart of the Jade Serpent as if their full Chi value was spent.
      • New Talent: Ferociousness – Critical Strike chance increased by 2%. This effect is increased by 100% while Xuen, the White Tiger is active.
      • Mark of the Crane is now learned baseline.
      • Crane Vortex now occupies Mark of the Crane’s previous location.
      • Dual Threat has moved to Crane Vortex’s previous location and its damage has been increased.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Avenging Crusader no longer costs Holy Power, grants an additional charge of Crusader Strike for its duration, and its duration is increased by 3 seconds.
      • Crusader’s Might now additionally reduces the cooldown of Judgment.
      • Holy Light’s cast time reduced to 2 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
      • Infusion of Light now increases the healing of Holy Light (was grants Holy Power).
      • Inflorescence of the Sunwell now increases the additional healing from Infusion of Light for Holy Light (was grants Holy Power).
    • Retribution
      • Radiant Glory’s Wake of Ashes now grants 8/10 seconds of Avenging Wrath or Crusade (was 10/12 seconds).
      • Radiant Glory’s each Holy Power spent has a chance to grant you 4/5 seconds of Avenging Wrath or Crusade (was 5/6 seconds).
      • Divine Wrath now extends the duration of Radiant Glory separately. New Tooltip – Increases the duration of Avenging Wrath and Crusade by 3 seconds, and Radiant Glory by 1.5 seconds.
  • Priest
    • Voidweaver
      • Voidwraith damage reduced by 50%.
      • Void Flay damage reduced by 25%.
      • No Escape reduces enemy movement speed by up to 70% (was 80%).
      • Discipline
        • Voidheart increases Atonement healing by 10% (was 20%).
        • Collapsing Void damage reduced by 50%.
        • Void Blast damage reduced by 50%.
    • Oracle
      • New Talent: Divine Providence – Premonition gains an additional charge.
      • New Talent: Desperate Measures – Desperate Prayer lasts an additional 10 seconds. Angelic Bulwarks’ absorption effect is increased by 15% of your maximum health.
      • New Talent: Save the Day – For 6 seconds after casting Leap of Faith, you may cast it a second time for free, ignoring its cooldown.
      • New Talent: Clairvoyance – After casting Premonition of Solace, your next Premonition grants all of your Premonition effects at 100% effectiveness.
      • Premonition now only changes to the next spell in the sequence when Premonition is cast.
      • Prompt Deliverance has been removed and replaced with Save the Day.
      • Divine Feathers now also increases the movement speed bonus of Angelic Feather by 10%.
      • Perfect Vision is now a choice against Fatebender and reduced the cooldown of Premonition by 15 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Fatebender now increases the effects of Premonition by 30% and no longer has conditional requirements.
      • Narrowed Visions has been removed and replaced with Divine Providence.
      • Divine Providence is in Perfect Vision’s previous location.
      • Preventive Measures no longer increases the value of Power Word: Shield for Holy, or Prayer of Mending for Discipline. Bonuses increased to 15% (was 10%).
      • Assured Safety no longer causes Power Word: Shield to trigger Prayer of Mending for Discipline, and no longer causes Prayer of Mending to trigger a Power Word: Shield for Discipline.
      • Assured Safety now applies 2 stacks of Prayer of Mending (was 1) and applies a Power Word: Shield at 25% effectiveness (was 20%).
      • Grand Reveal has been removed and replaced with Clairvoyance.
      • Discipline
        • New Talent: Prophet’s Will – Your Flash Heal and Power Word: Shield are 30% more effective when cast on yourself.
      • Holy
        • New Talent: Prophet’s Will – Your Flash Heal, Heal, and Holy Word: Serenity are 30% more effective when cast on yourself.
    • Discipline
      • Developer’s note: We would like Rapture to be a more satisfying cooldown that flows well with the rotation. With that goal in mind, we’re removing the time pressure aspect of the cooldown and increasing the impact of each Power Word: Shield, so that it can be used to triage damage in a more careful and interesting way.
      • Rapture increases the absorption of your next 3 Power Word: Shields by 80% (was increases by 40% and lasts 8 seconds).
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Luminous Barrier absorb amount increased by 400%.
      • Luminous Barrier now decreases its absorb amount beyond 5 targets.
    • Holy
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Divine Hymn healing increased by 400%.
      • Divine Hymn now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
  • Shaman
    • Totemic
      • Totemic Hero Talent tree is now fully implemented.
      • New Totem model for Surging Totem added.
    • Restoration
      • Developer’s note: We are making some changes to raid healing cooldowns in The War Within to increase their effectiveness in content with less than 20 players. Our goal is to make these spells feel powerful in all forms of content, particularly smaller dungeon, PvP, or raid groups. The healing of these cooldowns will remain equal when healing 20 injured allies as they previously did and only take into account injured allies as contributing to their splash cap. This will be a slight reduction in effectiveness when healing more than 20 players, but this tradeoff has seemed reasonable to us as the availability and strength goes up as group sizes increase.
      • Healing Tide Totem healing increased by 400%.
      • Healing Tide Totem now decreases its healing beyond 5 targets.
  • Warlock
    • Hellcaller
      • Wither damage dealt over time reduced by 30%.
      • Wither application damage reduced by 80%.
    • Affliction
      • New Talent: Improved Haunt – Increases the damage of Haunt by 35% and reduces its cast time by 25%. Haunt now applies Shadow Embrace.
      • New Talent: Malign Omen – Casting Soul Rot grants 3 applications of Malign Omen. Your next Malefic Rapture deals 20% increased damage and extends the duration of your damage over time effects and Haunt by 2 seconds.
      • New Talent: Malefic Touch – Malefic Rapture deals an additional Shadowflame damage to each target it affects.
      • New Talent: Infirmity – The stack count of Agony is increased by 4 when applied by Vile Taint. Enemies damaged by Phantom Singularity take 10% increased damage from you for its duration.
      • Haunted Soul has been removed.
      • Haunt damage increased by 230%. This change does not affect PvP.
      • Cull the Weak has been moved to gate 2.
      • Summon Darkglare has been moved to gate 2.
      • Malevolent Visionary has been moved to gate 2.
      • Haunt has been moved to gate 2.
      • Shadow Embrace has been moved to gate 2.
      • Empowered Unstable Affliction has been moved to gate 3.
      • Relinquished has been moved to gate 3.
      • The following talents are now 1 point:
        • Empowered Unstable Affliction
      • The following talents are now 2 points:
        • Withering Bolt
    • Destruction
      • Reverse Entropy and Internal Combustion have been moved to gate 2.
      • Explosive Potential has been moved to gate 2.
      • Scalding Flames has been moved to gate 1.
      • Dimensional Rift has been moved to gate 2.
      • Dimension Ripper has been moved to gate 2.
      • Infernal has been moved to gate 3.
      • Crashing Chaos has been moved to gate 3.
      • Infernal Brand has been moved to gate 3.
      • Rain of Chaos has been moved to gate 3.
      • The following talents have been removed:
        • Flame Rift
        • Lessons of Space-Time
        • Unstable Rifts
  • Warrior
    • Second Wind gains an additional effect – While you are below 35% health, restores 1.0% health every 1 second. The amount restored increases the closer you are to death (max 2%).
    • Tier 1 talents slightly re-arranged.
    • Colossus
      • Boneshaker now increases the stun duration of Shockwave by 1 second (was 2 seconds) and slows the movement of all targets by 40% for 3 seconds after the stun fades.
      • Rally renamed to Veteran Vitality.
    • Slayer
      • Relentless Pursuit’s removal of movement impairing abilities can now occur only once every 30 seconds. The effect will not trigger unless you are currently affected by a movement impairing ability when you Charge.
      • A debuff was added to allow players to track the 30 second limit.
      • Vicious Agility charge now reduces the cooldown of Heroic Leap by 2 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • Reap the Storm now has a 20% chance to trigger from Mortal Strike or Bloodthirst (was 2 RPPM on Overpower or Raging Blow).
      • Lethal Reflexes replaced with Fierce Followthrough – Mortal Strike/Bloodthirst critical strikes increase the damage of your next Mortal Strike/Bloodthirst by 15%.
    • Arms
      • Crushing Force now increases Mortal Strike damage by 5% and Mortal Strike critical strike damage by 5% per point (was Slam damage and critical strike chance).
      • Barbaric Training now also affects Cleave. Damage bonus reduced to 10% (was 20%).
      • Seismic Reverberation now also triggers from Cleave.
      • Battlelord no longer increases Overpower damage, and now generates 10 Rage when it resets the cooldown of Mortal Strike.

Player Versus Player
  • Arenas
    • All arena maps now have levers players can click on to indicate they are ready for the game to start. Once all players have hit the lever, the arena start timer will skip to 10 seconds remaining.
  • Rewards
    • Oppressive Orator’s Larynx damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.
    • Empowering Crystal of Anub’ikkaj secondary stat granted reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Bursting Lightshard damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
    • Remnant of Darkness Strength granted reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Burin of the Candle King absorb reduced by 75% in PvP combat.
    • Carved Blazikon Wax Versatility reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Skarmorak Shard Mastery reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Synergistic Brewterializer damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
    • Ravenous Honey Buzzer damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.
    • Cinderbrew Stein -absorb and stats reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Charged Stormrook Plume -damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.
    • High Speaker’s Accretion damage reduced by 80% in PvP combat.
  • Professions
    • Blacksmithing
      • Beledar’s Bulwark Versatility reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Sanctified Steps damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Jewelcrafting
      • Captured Starlight absorption effect reduced by 80% in PvP combat.
    • Leatherworking
      • Waders of the Unifying Flame secondary stat bonus reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Adrenal Surge Clasp Strength reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Fury of the Storm Rook (Leather set bonus) Haste reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Sanctified Torchbearer’s Grips damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Embrace of the Cinderbee (Mail Set bonus) secondary stat bonus reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Tailoring
      • Woven Dawn Set (Set bonus) Mastery reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Woven Dusk Set (Set bonus) Haste reduced by 50% in PvP combat.

User Interface And Accessibility
  • The visual for meta quests has been updated.
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X-treme Water Blaster Display
“It’s time for war, a water war!”

Complete activities to fill the bar at the top of the Traveler’s Log found in the Adventure Guide (Shift-J)***, and you'll receive this month's bonus reward — the X-treme Water Blaster Display toy. You can have a blast and cool off all at the same time!



Get the Burden of Unrelenting Justice Transmog Sets

It’s been a year since T&W (Tawney and Wilder) and the Zen’shiri Trading Post have been supplying a variety of delightful mounts, pets, toys, and transmogs to the citizens of Azeroth. To celebrate, players who have earned the monthly special reward from the trading Post twelve times will be rewarded with a new achievement, “Trading Post Enthusiast” along with a new color-shifting transmog — the Burden of Unrelenting Justice transmog set.


The Burden of Unrelenting Justice Transmog Set includes 9 pieces: Head, Shoulder, Chest, Waist, Legs, Feet, Wrist, Hand, and Cloak.

With the release of the Seeds of Renewal content update, players who complete the twelve months will also receive two non-color-shifting sets representing the day and night version of the color-shifting transmog for a total of three sets retroactively. Players who earn the achievement after the launch of the Seeds of Renewal Content update will automatically receive all three sets for their collection.

You don’t need to earn the special reward twelve times consecutively to get the achievement and the transmog sets.



How it Works

Get Tender Every Month

At the first of each month, players with an active account in good standing will receive 500 Trader’s Tender automatically every month from a chest called the Collector’s Cache. If you don’t have active game time on your account or aren’t a subscriber at the start of a new month, don’t worry. Your Tender will be awarded on the first day of the month when you do have game time or an active subscription. This will be the same amount for everyone, regardless of how you pay for your game time.

The Traveler's Log

Complete monthly activities listed in the new Traveler’s Log. Each month features a rotating, themed set of activities. These activities provide the opportunity to earn up to 500 additional Trader’s Tender. There’s only a set amount of Tender you can earn each month through completing activities, so you won’t need to complete all the ones in the log each month. You’ll be able to pick and choose from a variety of fun in-game activities to easily earn Tender. Players can choose to earn by continuing to play the game as they already do, such as completing quests, competing in battlegrounds, participating in holiday activities, and even running Mythic+ dungeons. But you can also choose to take part in activities uniquely designed for the month.

Freeze an Item

Before the month comes to an end, if you haven’t purchased that one “must-have” item yet, don’t worry. You can “freeze” an item so you can purchase it later. When you freeze an item, it will stay available month over month until it is purchased or replaced.

If this month’s offerings didn’t have the items you wanted, you can hang on to your Trader’s Tender to spend later. It won’t go anywhere, and unspent Tender will continue to accumulate each month.



Learn more about the Trading Post in our previously published news post on the official site.

*The Trading Post feature is not available in WoW Classic titles.
**Requires World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time
***Requires Level 10 to access the Adventure Guide.
by Published on 2024-05-29 03:53 PM

Cataclysm Classic - Conquest Vendors Temporarily Unavailable
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As a top priority, we’re working on issue with items that can be purchased for Conquest, and until we get it fixed, we’ve disabled all of the Conquest vendors.

At this time, we don’t know how long it’s going to take to fix.

We expect that we will have to do realm restarts to make the fix for this work correctly. Please look for scheduled realm restarts to know when we have it all sorted.

Thank you for your patience!
by Published on 2024-05-29 12:32 AM

WoW Hotfixes - May 28, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Player Versus Player
  • Priest
    • Thoughtsteal can no longer be canceled.
    • Thoughtsteal no longer causes the casting Priest to learn a spell they already know (example: a Shadow Priest stealing Vampiric Touch from another Shadow Priest). The target of the Thoughtsteal still loses access to the stolen ability.
    • Developers’ notes: These changes resolve an issue where Priests could lose access to existing abilities after casting Thoughtsteal.

Quests
  • Verdisa did not realize she was sitting on an important location for the quest "Forget Her Not" and has moved a few feet away.

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria
  • On Friday, May 24, the following changes were deployed:
    • There are now three new quests that grant Bronze to player-characters upon reaching levels 50, 60, and 70.
    • The new quests are only available to player-characters who did not kill many Gulp Frogs during the first three days of the event.
    • Player-characters who killed many Gulp Frogs during the first days of the event have been modified. The power of their Cloak of Infinite Potential was reduced to an amount that a very engaged player could reasonably achieve.

Cataclysm Classic
  • Fixed an issue that was causing Glubtok to summon adds in Normal Deadmines.
  • Fixed an issue with many guild profession achievements not tracking as expected.
  • The Twin Peaks battleground is temporarily unavailable while some issues are addressed.
  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue with Desecration not being removed by Bladestorm.
  • Druid
    • Leader of the Pack's tooltip now correctly states that the Druid's melee critical strikes in Cat and Bear for cause them to heal 4% of their total health (incorrectly showed 5%).
  • Hunter
    • Primate Hunter pets now understand that they can't move while using their Bad Manner ability and will successfully cast the spell without interrupting themselves.
    • Furious Howl will no longer stack with other % Crit chance increases such as Leader of the Pack and Rampage.

Season Of Discovery
  • Updated many items that drop in Sunken Temple to be better for casters and more rewarding in general. A number of previously non-Epic items are now Epic quality, and in many cases, stats have been added or increased.
by Published on 2024-05-28 10:44 PM

Pandaria Remix - Shado-Pan Assault Reputation Boosts
A few hotfixes have been pushed to the live servers, increasing the Shado-Pan Assault reputation gained from clearing Throne of Thunder bosses to 1000 reputation!

Update: Reputation is also awarded daily now!



Pandaria Remix - Tusks of Mannoroth Cosmetic Bug
Blizzard has confirmed that non-plate classes cannot use the Tusks of Mannoroth cosmetic item at the moment.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re working on a fix for this.

Please hold onto your Tusks. You will not have to re-earn all those bones on a plate-wearing character.

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