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Patch 8.1.5 - Live This Week!
Patch 8.1.5 - Tides of Vengeance Part 3 is live this week!



What is Not Coming This Week?


Official Survival Guide



Official Patch Notes




Kul Tiran Human and Zandalari Troll Allied Races Now Available to Unlock
The long awaited Kul Tiran and Zandalari allied races can now be unlocked if you meet the requirements and complete the unlock quests. Find out more by clicking the banners!



War Campaign Continues
Both the Horde and Alliance can continue their war campaign stories in Patch 8.1.5! Click below to find out how the stories play out!




Two New Story Quests
8.1.5 adds in two other story quests for players. One sheds light on the fate of two characters from the Before the Storm novel, culminating in the battle pet reward Feathers.

There is a new quest chain involving Magni, Brann, and MOTHER in Patch 8.1.5 that provides a 10 item level increase to your Heart of Azeroth.








Xal'atath Quest Chain
Spoilers! At some point after the patch launches, players will be able to loot Azsharan Medallion from Naga during the world quest Naga Attack! around the two continents. This starts a quest chain that serves as an intro to the Crucible of Storms in which the player accidentally empowers Xal'atath and gives her physical form, culminating in the player's first interaction with N'zoth!




Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
Warlords of Draenor Timewalking is being added to the weekly event cycle. Two new mounts, Beastlord's Irontusk and Beastlord's Warwolf, can be earned for 5,000 Timewarped Badge each.



Professions - Tools of the Trade Quests
Players can take part in unique quest lines for the Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Inscription, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring professions to earn a new Tool of the Trade that complements their craft. To get started on your profession quest line, you’ll need to have reached level 120 and be at skill level 150 (Kul Tiran or Zandalari) in your chosen crafting profession.




Brawler's Guild Returns
The Brawler's Guild has been updated for Battle for Azeroth, introducing revised tier progression, bosses, rewards, and a new quest chain!




New Raiding with Leashes Pet Achievement
Pet enthusiasts can now start earning the next raiding with leashes achievement, Raiding with Leashes VI: Pets of Pandaria, this time for rare pets collected from Pandaria raids. Collecting all of these pets earns you Happiness, which teaches Happiness.




New Micro Holidays - Free T-Shirt Day and Luminous Luminaries
Two new micro holidays have been added to the calendar! Children's Week will also be updated this year with Zandalari and Kul Tiran orphan quests.




New Main Hub Portal Rooms
Stormwind and Orgrimmar have received new rooms devoted entirely to portals. WoW subreddit user TheYamagato put together a nice guide detailing how to get around in Azeroth with the portal changes. Some portals were removed:

  • Caverns of Time
  • Dalaran Crater
  • Karazhan
  • Wyrmrest Temple
  • Vale of Eternal Blossoms
  • Hellfire Peninsula



Island Expedition BoA Gear Tokens
The Seafarer's Dubloon vendors now sell several bind on account gear tokens for 20 x Seafarer's Dubloons each. These can be used or mailed to alts that are Level 111+.

These work much like the gear tokens from Tanaan Jungle and Argus, providing a piece of gear appropriate for the level of the character that utilizes it. The item level starts at 214 for level 111's and increases up to 282 for a level 120. The tokens can proc higher item levels, much like previous iterations.




Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch Remastered
Both Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch have received visual upgrades in this patch!

Arathi Basin




Warsong Gulch




New Brawl - Comp Stomp
In addition to the visual updates, a new brawl is coming that pits players against the smart AI from Island Expeditions in Arathi Basin!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Head into Arathi Basin for a head-to-head battle against AI opponents. This new Brawl will be available March 20. Use the Group Finder tool (hotkey “I”) in the Player vs. Player tab to take part.

Hati Returns with New Customization
Hunters will be reuniting with their favorite wolf from Legion in Patch 8.1.5. On top of this, Hati is receiving a plethora of different customization items!

  • Level 120 hunters can start the quest chain by heading to their BfA faction hub and talking to the Image of Mimiron.
  • You can do the quest on any spec, but Hati is only usable by Beast Master hunters.
  • The quest involves you working with Mirmiron, Grif Wildheart, and Thorim to reconnect with Hati's essence. You will travel to locations such as Storm Peaks, Siluthus, and Ulduar.
  • Once completed, you will be able to tame 6 different variations of Hati (the original 5 models from Legion and one new color)
  • The PTR did not limit you on which models you could tame based on what you unlocked in Legion, so it seems that any hunter who completes the quest gets access to all of them.
  • After completing the quest, you also have access to certain items that benefit Hati, such as making him into a mount!



  • Charged Sparkstone - Use: Bring out the latent power in Hati's lightning, visually enhancing Hati's abilities. (60 sec cooldown)
  • Ironspine Protocol - Use: Enhance Hati's size and constitution, allowing mounting. (60 sec cooldown)
  • Jolt Jerky - Use: Feed Hati a special treat, healing a small amount of damage. Sometimes, Hati may become too excited and viciously lick your face, dealing Nature damage. (60 sec cooldown)
  • Rubber Ball - Use: Throw the ball for Hati. (60 sec cooldown)
  • Voltweave Fez - Use: Give the fez to Hati. (60 sec cooldown)


Cycle of Life Tortollan Quest
An interesting new world quest has been added to the Tortollan lineup called the Cycle of Life.

  • It takes place with Scrollsage Nola and can spawn anywhere that the baby turtle quest Beachhead resides.
  • This quest is very different from helping baby turtles to the water. Upon reaching it, Nola will tell you "These tiny crabs need help! I hate to see any living things suffer. Would you be willing to lend a hand?"
  • You then take control of a crab and must move left or right in order to block baby turtles from reaching the water whilst avoiding the orb attacks from Scroll of Blasting.
  • After blocking a baby turtle, its shell will appear on your head and you can use Throw Turtle Shell to take out any baby turtles in a line up the beach.
  • The quest ends when you block 20 baby turtles from the water. Nola exclaims "All creatures in nature must live together in balance. But I can't help cheering for the little turtles!"



Heirloom Upgrades and Cost
Patch 8.1.5 will allow you to purchase items from the heirloom vendor to upgrade your heirlooms to scale up to level 120.

  • Battle-Hardened Heirloom Scabbard - Use: Upgrade an heirloom weapon allowing it to increase in power up to level 120. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 110.
    • Costs 7,500 gold each
  • Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing - Use: Upgrade an heirloom armor, trinket, shield or off-hand allowing it to increase in power up to level 120. Only works on heirlooms that scale to level 110.
    • Costs 5,000 gold each

In addition, all heirloom items have had their gold costs lowered:
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In the most-recent new build on the PTR (that was deployed yesterday), the prices of the upgrade tokens were adjusted. They should now be:

Tier - Armor / Weapon
  • Tier 90 - 500g / 750g
  • Tier 100 - 1000g / 1500g
  • Tier 110 - 2000g / 3000g
  • Tier 120 - 5000g / 7500g

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.







Darkmoon Faire Severed Fish Heads
Vanion discovered that Severed Fish Heads can be fished up from the waters around the Darkmoon Faire. There are two types of fish heads, Severed Crimsonscale Head and Severed Azurefin Head. They last for one day in your bags and when clicked provide a 60 minute buff that places the fish head on your character!

The tooltip reads "Something strange is happening in the waters surrounding Darkmoon Island..." perhaps hinting at the speculated relationship between the Darkmoon Faire and Old Gods. In the Warbringers: Azshara cinematic, N'zoth first appears to Azshara as a fish.




Other Changes
  • You can now create up to 50 characters per server. There is still a limit of 50 characters per account, however.
  • A new elite world quest, Naga Attack! can spawn in any of the 6 BfA zones.
  • Wintergrasp has returned to the game as an Epic Battleground.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Brace yourself for the return of the cold bite of Wintergrasp where you’ll compete against the enemy faction in a massive 40-player battleground. For the first week of this content update, Wintergrasp is featured as a Brawl. Thereafter, you’ll find Wintergrasp in the Epic Battleground selection in Group Finder (default hotkey: i).
  • Companion App Updates
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    The Companion App has been updated to include a new calendar feature, social feature, and updated support for new World Quests so you can keep on top of everything going on in Azeroth wherever you go.


New Mounts
Patch 8.1.5 adds eight new mounts.



New Music
Patch 8.1.5 added some new music!





New Voice Overs
There are some interesting lines in the latest VO. You can hear all of the Xal'atath lines in the initial Patch 8.1.5 VO.



New Maps






New Icons





New Loading Screens



Coming Soon - Crucible of Storms Raid
The Crucible of Storms raid will be a two boss raid that continues the story of Azshara and the Old God influences in Battle for Azeroth. This raid also has a series of quests related to Xal'atath.

  • Normal/Heroic open on April 16, 2019
  • Mythic/Raid Finder to begin a week later on April 23.
  • This is a two boss raid
    • Restless Cabal
    • Uu'nat


by Published on 2019-03-12 08:29 AM

Patch 8.1.5 - Brawler's Guild Updates
Patch 8.1.5 updates the Brawler's Guild for the latest expansion. Enemies of the opposite faction in Zandalar and Kul Tiras now drop invitations, and a new vendor named A. Shady occasionally has them for sale in Orgrimmar and Stormwind

Location: Brawl’gar Arena in Orgrimmar or Bizmo’s Brawlpub in the Deeprun Tram
Entry Requirements: Level 120 and either a Blood-Soaked Invitation or Brawler’s Pass



  • Revised Tier Progression
  • New Bosses
    • Farmer Xiang-Su
    • Hyper Mega-Mecha Seagull x9000
    • Mama Stormstout
    • Ouroboros
    • Phillip Carter Tracey
    • Robe-Robber Robert
    • Spymaster
    • Thog Hammerspace
    • Tidemistress Shellbreaker
  • New Murder Mystery Quest Chain
    • There’s more going on at the Brawler’s Guild than electrifying fights between competitors in their prime. A mystery is afoot, and after you’ve shown a bit of prowess in the arena, you’ll be tapped to help solve it. You’ll need to claw and carve your way to the truth using your keen intellect, astute powers of observation, and—of course—by punching a few things along the way. The fate of the Brawler’s Guild lies with you!


Transmog Rewards

Alliance - Ensemble: Brawler's Garb




LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
1CosmeticHeadBrawler's Headgear
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticShouldersBrawler's Shoulderpads
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticChestBrawler's Harness
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticWaistBrawler's Heavy Belt
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticLegsBrawler's Leggings
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticFeetBrawler's Footpads
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticWristsBrawler's Bracer Chains
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticHandsBrawler's Gloves
 Modelviewer


Horde - Ensemble: Brawler's Garb




LevelTypeSlotNameModel Viewer
1CosmeticHeadBrawler's Headgear
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticShouldersBrawler's Shoulderpads
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticChestBrawler's Harness
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticWaistBrawler's Heavy Belt
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticLegsBrawler's Leggings
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticFeetBrawler's Footpads
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticWristsBrawler's Bracer Chains
 Modelviewer
1CosmeticHandsBrawler's Gloves
 Modelviewer



Brawler's Guild Quest Chain
There is a sizable quest chain that has you solve a murder in the Brawler's Guild, eventually leading to a mount reward!

  • Bruce - Reward for completing the Brawler's guild quest chain.



  • This quest starts off with finding Quackenbush dead on the Brawler's Guild floor.
  • Inspecting the scene starts off the quest Murder at the Brawlpub which eventually has you meet another investigator who gives you the followup quest Put Up Your Dukes.
  • The first suspect starts off simple enough but eventually as you progress the suspects will start to have ties to the Old Gods. Quest chains usually involve interacting with suspects and completing brawls or tasks around the brawl arena to progress the chain. You sometimes have to fight specific bosses using cards such as Challenge Card: Lord Sylysthrel.
  • Eventually, you will take part in a trial during the quest The Brawlpub Trial.
  • Events take a sudden turn and eventually you discover that Bizmo (the owner of the Brawler's Guild) is actually in Area 52 and the one at the guild is an ethereal in disguise! He gives you Mysterious Challenge Card that gives you access to fight the imposter etheral, Xan-Sallish, who is the murderer and is working for the ethereal Shadreen!


Brawler's Guild Vendor

Exchange your Brawler's Gold in Brawl’gar Arena or Ulaani in Bizmo’s Brawlpub for prizes!
  • High Roller's Contract (100 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to Slick Bixi at Brawl’gar Arena or Harold G. Goldsprocket in Bizmo’s Brawlpub to enable a game of chance for 30 minutes.
  • Bag of Chipped Dice (100 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to a Brawl’gar Arena Grunt or a Bizmo’s Brawlpub Bouncer to enable random brawl mode for the next 30 minutes.
  • Blood-Soaked Angel Figurine (250 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to Esme Sunshadow in Brawl’gar Arena or Lidiya Peyton in Bizmo’s Brawlpub to buy a graveyard inside the Brawler’s Guild for the next 30 minutes.
  • Brawler's Potion Dispenser (500 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to Brawl’gar Arena quartermaster or Quackenbush or Dershway at Bizmo’s Brawlpub to buy a keg that dispenses free potions to all players for the next 30 minutes.
  • Rumble Card: Grief Warden (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a deadly, hulking moose. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Rumble Card: Penguin Stampede (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a flock of slippery penguins. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Rumble Card: Battle of the Brew (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a group of pandaren to a rickshaw-pulling competition. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Rumble Card: Senya (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a very hungry hippopotamus. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Rumble Card: Stranglethorn Streak (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a series of beasts from Stranglethorn Vale. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Rumble Card: Mindbreaker Gzzaj (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a maddening herald of the Faceless Ones. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Rumble Card: Mazhareen (500 Brawler’s Gold): Purchase this card to challenge a deadly spirit cat. All players in the queue get to participate in this fight.
  • Free Drinks Voucher (1,000 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to Bruno Flameretardant at Brawl’gar Arena to buy 3 minutes of free drinks for everyone!
  • Zeppelin Rental Form (1,000 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to Kergil Sparkwrench at Brawl’gar Arena to buy 10 minutes of free zeppelin rides for everyone! (Horde Only)
  • VIP Room Rental Form (1,000 Brawler’s Gold): Deliver to a Boom Room Bouncer at Bizmo’s Brawlpub to buy 10 minute of the free VIP room access for everyone!

Quartermaster Vendor Items
by Published on 2019-03-12 03:10 AM

Classic Content Plan - Six Content Phases. Save on Select Game Services

Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Magni Quest Chain
There is a new quest chain involving Magni, Brann, and MOTHER in Patch 8.1.5 that provides a 10 item level increase to your Heart of Azeroth.

  • You will receive the quest A Brother's Help in which Magni asks you to meet him at Uldir.
  • Brann flies you into Uldir on his flying machine whilst Magni digs his way in.
  • Once inside, you and the brothers speak to MOTHER, who suggests she be relocated to the Heart Chamber. You must defend her from Old God minions before activating the waypoint and relocating her to the chamber.







Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Feathers the Mechanical Parrot Quest Chain
For those who have read or are familiar with the Before the Storm Novel, a new quest chain has been introduced that reveals the fate of the characters Saffroneta Flivvers and Grizzek Fizzwrench, culminating in the battle pet reward Feathers.



  • The Alliance version starts at Kelsey Steelspark inside the war campaign ship. She asks you to search for Saffy.
  • The Horde version starts with Gallywix on the war campaign ship. He asks you to find and kill Grizzek. Gazlowe stops you before you head out and offers double the reward to spare Grizzek when you find him.
  • The next steps play out the same. When you arrive in Tanaris, you must put Feathers back together by finding parts on the nearby venture goons. You then play a small debugging mini game before he flies you over to the two missing characters.
  • If you are Alliance, Saffy lets you keep Feathers in exchange for telling everyone but Kelsey that they are dead.
  • If you are Horde, you keep feathers for telling Gallywix that Grizzek is dead, but the truth of his survival to Gazlowe.





Luminous Luminaries Micro-Holiday
Another new micro holiday added in Patch 8.1.5 is Luminous Luminaries, once called Vash'jir Diving Day. It takes place on July 13th, and the basic concept of the event is much like the underwater quest during the Horde War Campaign.

  • You will find submarines in certain locations around Vash'jir.
  • Talking to the goblins or gnomes there provides you with a diving helmet to explore the ocean floor. This helmet has an extra action button much like the one used in the Horde War campaign that allows you to turn the light on or off.
  • Using this helmet, you must find tiny luminaries (small glowing white jellyfish) that are attracted to the light. You must collect them and bring them back to the submarine.
  • If the light is left on for too long you have the potential to get the attention of a whale shark that will swallow you whole!
  • Taking part in this event leads to rewards such as Damaged Diving Helmet.

by Published on 2019-03-11 09:29 PM

Classic Content Plan - Six Content Phases. Save on Select Game Services

Patch 8.1.5 - Tides of Vengeance Content Update Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Allied Races - Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Trolls Now Available
Take the final steps to bring new comrades into your faction. Level 120 players who wish to create a Kul Tiran will need to reach Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty and earn the achievements A Nation United and Tides of Vengeance. Those wanting to create a Zandalari character must be level 120, reach Exalted with Zandalari Empire and earn the Zandalar Forever! and Tides of Vengeance achievements. Once you complete the requirements, visit the Alliance embassy in Stormwind or Horde embassy in Orgrimmar to begin a quest chain to recruit these new Allied races.

Kul Tiras was founded by fearless explorers who sailed uncharted waters in search of adventure. As a key member of the Alliance of Lordaeron, the Kul Tiran navy dominated the seas of Azeroth with its legendary fleet.

The Zandalari are a proud people whose origins date back to the early days of Azeroth's history. Their fierce warriors ride dinosaurs into battle, and they possess one of the most formidable naval fleets in the known world.

Leveling your new Kul Tiran or Zandalari from 20 to 110 will earn you a unique cosmetic Heritage Armor set. You’ll also unlock a new mount—the Kul Tiran Charger or Zandalari Direhorn—for your collection at character creation.

New Quests
Many new stories and adventures are now available across Azeroth.

The War Campaign Continues
Sylvanas’s latest scheme causes Baine Bloodhoof to seek out Jaina Proudmoore, far from prying eyes. Speak to Bluffwatcher Proudscar in Zuldazar or Halford Wyrmbane in Boralus to further your faction’s agenda in this time of strife.

Tools of the Trade
Embark on all new profession questlines for Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Inscription, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring, each culminating in an epic reward. If you've reached level 150 in Kul Tiran or Zandalari professions, return to your main profession trainer(s) in Boralus and Zuldazar to get started.

Magni Bronzebeard
Seek out the Speaker and speak with him to seek the understanding you’ll need to address the fate of Azeroth. Level 120 players should heed Magni’s call to continue the story and earn an item-level increase to your Heart of Azeroth.

Hati
All level 120 Hunters of Azeroth should speak to the Image of Mimiron located in Tradewinds Market in Boralus or the Great Bazaar in Zuldazar. You’ll discover more about Hati’s whereabouts and make a future with your spirited companion by your side once again.

New Naga World Quests
Beneath the depths something sinister stirs…

The serpentine forces of Queen Azshara are boldly venturing onto the beaches of Kul Tiras and Zandalar—strike them down!

New Tortollan World Quests
A turtle made it to the water? Not on your watch.

Brawler's Guild is Back
There’s a murder mystery afoot, and you’re going to have to fight to find the answers. Available at level 120, this series of rowdy boss fights is open once again in Bizmo’s Brawlpub near the Deeprun Tram in Stormwind and Brawl’gar Arena in the Ring of Valor in Orgrimmar. Of course, Brawler’s Guild is accessible by invitation only, so if you’ve never been inside, you’ll need to acquire an invitation. Enemies of the opposite faction in Zandalar and Kul Tiras now drop invitations, and a new vendor named A. Shady occasionally has them for sale in Orgrimmar and Stormwind. Brawler’s Guild has new bosses, a new questline, new transmog gear to be won, and a new mount: Bruce! He’s a good boy.

Wintergrasp is now an Epic Battleground
War is rekindled in the frozen north! For the first week of this content update, Wintergrasp is featured as a Brawl. Thereafter, you’ll find Wintergrasp in the Epic Battleground selection in Group Finder (default hotkey: i).

New Raid - Crucible of Storms
Beneath Stormsong, dark secrets of the Old Gods have been kept for ages. Beginning the week of April 16, 2019, assemble your raid and face the fearsome servants of N’Zoth in two boss encounters: Restless Cabal and Uu’nat.

Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
Mark your in-game calendar for the first ever Warlords of Draenor Timewalking bonus event, coming in May 2019. Two new mounts are now available: Beastlord's Irontusk and Beastlord's Warwolf. Take a trip back in time to challenge:

  • Auchindoun
  • Bloodmaul Slag Mines
  • Everbloom
  • Iron Docks
  • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
  • Skyreach

Battleground Updates
The timeless World of Warcraft battlegrounds—Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch—have been given a full makeover.

Check out how Arathi Basin now looks with a new Brawl: Arathi Comp Stomp. You and other players will team up to fight against AI enemies, starting the week of March 19 when it becomes available for the first time.

Pet Battles
Many new, fierce little counterparts are now here to fight for you.

Raiding with Leashes VI
Wondrous new companions have been discovered in three Mists of Pandaria raids – Mogu’shan Vaults, Terrace of Endless Spring, and Heart of Fear. Collect all eleven mighty, tiny beings to experience happiness and to earn Happiness—a unique new pet that could only come from Pandaria.

New Mechanical Parrot quest
Feathers the parrot is now available to add some mechanical squawk to your collection. Speak to Gazlowe in Zandalar Harbor or Kelsey Steelspark in Boralus to get started.

New Portal Rooms
In Stormwind’s Mage Quarter and Orgrimmar’s Valley of Strength, new venues are now open where your faction has consolidated gateways to the other continents of Azeroth, Outland, and Draenor.

Holiday Updates
Children’s Week has been updated with new quests, new rewards, four new pets, and new Kul Tiran and Zandalari orphans. Other holiday additions include:

Darkmoon Faire
Silas Darkmoon’s island is the perfect place for Azeroth’s first rollercoaster. For the low, low price of one Darkmoon Ride Ticket, you’ll thrill! You’ll scream! You’ll keep screaming. You can stop screaming now.

New Micro-holidays
For a for a very limited time later this year, enjoy the wonders of:

  • Luminous Luminaries in July.
  • Free T-shirt Day in August.
  • Wanderer's Festival in December.

Achievements
  • The new achievement Two Sides to Every Tale rewards those players complete the War Campaign on both Alliance and Horde characters. Unlock two new, unique mounts: the Ironclad Frostclaw wolf for your Alliance characters and the Bloodflank Charger horse for your Horde characters.

Characters
  • The limit on the number of characters that can be created on a realm has been removed. The account-wide character limit remains at 50.

Classes
  • Aspect of the Turtle, Dispersion, and Netherwalk can now be canceled by pressing the button a second time, after a short delay.
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Using items such as trinkets and potions will now cancel Wraith Walk.
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Entangling Roots mana cost reduced by 66%.
    • Hibernate mana cost reduced by 60%.
    • Incranation: Chosen of Elune now grants 40 Astral Power.
    • Balance
      • Celestial Alignment now instantly generates 40 Astral Power.
  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Concussive Shot now has an additional visual effect on the target’s feet.
    • Juggernaut pets from Siege of Orgrimmar are now able to be tamed when at or above level 90.
    • Binding Shot root duration increased to 8 seconds (was 5 seconds).
    • Beast Mastery
      • Barbed Shot damage increased by 125%.
      • Barbed Shot’s bleed damage now ignores the target’s armor.
      • Cobra Shot damage increased by 25%.
    • Marksmanship
      • Explosive Shot will now blow up after 3 seconds at the target’s location, even if the target dies while Explosive Shot is applied to them.
    • Survival
      • Carve (Rank 2) now reduces Wildfire Bomb’s cooldown starting at level 62 (was level 28).
  • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Windwalker
      • If your primary target of Fists of Fury is dead or despawns, a new primary target will be picked for dealing bonus damage.
      • Fury of Xuen stacking buff is now cancelled when an encounter begins.
  • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Avenging Wrath now causes your next Holy Shock, Light of the Protector, Templar’s Verdict, or Divine Storm to critically strike.
    • Blessing of Freedom mana cost reduced by 53%.
    • Blinding Light mana cost reduced by 25%.
    • Repentance mana cost reduced by 40%.
  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Dispel Magic mana cost reduced by 60%.
    • Mind Control mana cost increased by 200%.
    • Psychic Scream mana cost reduced by 60%.
    • Shackle Undead mana cost reduced by 70%.
    • Holy
      • Symbol of Hope’s channel time reduced to 5 seconds (was 6 seconds) and is now affected by Haste. The amount of mana returned is unchanged.
      • Symbol of Hope can now be correctly cast while in Spirit of Redemption.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Players who select the Vigor talent now resurrect with full Energy.
    • Outlaw
      • Adrenaline Rush now increases maximum Energy by 50 for its duration.
  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Purge mana cost reduced by 50%.
    • Earthgrab Totem mana cost reduced by 75%.
    • Restoration
      • Ascendance now additionally causes an instantaneous heal divided over all nearby allies.
      • Ascendance no longer replicates healing from Spouting Spirits (Azerite Trait).
      • Earthbind Totem now costs 400 mana (was 0 mana).
      • High Tide now displays a spell alert while active.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Demonology
      • Demonic Core now has a new spell alert graphic.
      • Implosion and Power Siphon can no longer be used if you do not have any Wild Imps.
      • Implosion will now show the number of your active imps on the button.

Creatures
  • A few of the rarest creatures in Azeroth again can only be looted by the first group to engage them. This includes Aeonaxx, Alani, and Time-Lost Proto Drake.

Dungeons
  • Credit for the Emissary of War weekly quest now requires completion of all dungeon objectives (previously required only the last boss).
  • Several non-boss enemies have been removed in Mythic Keystone dungeons while Teeming is active.
  • Tormented Souls will now try to get closer to their target before casting Grave Bolt.
  • Many low health creatures in dungeons will no longer trigger On Death affixes in Mythic Keystone Dungeons, such as the Animated Droplets or Dredged Sailors in Shrine of the Storm.

  • Kings' Rest
    • Mythic Keystone time limit increased by 3 minutes.
    • Added a warning visual to Suppression Slam.
  • Shrine of the Storm
    • Mythic Keystone time limit increased by 3 minutes.
    • Shrine Templar now create a Risen Soul when Reaping is active.
    • Rip Mind cast time increased to 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Call of the Deep missile speed reduced by 40%.
  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • Charged Dust Devil’s Lightning Bolt now respects school lockout.
    • Shrouded Fang Blade Flurry now triggers a cooldown on spell start. Cast time increased to 1.5 seconds (was 1.0 seconds).
    • Cyclone Strike and Static Shock damage reduced by 25%.
    • Scaled Krolusk Rider’s Noxious Breath impact damage reduced by 40%.
    • Electrified Scales damage effect now has a 0.5 second cooldown.
  • The MOTHERLODE
    • Venture Co. Alchemists now create a Risen Soul when Reaping is active.

Island Expeditions
  • Added Island Expedition armor tokens to the Seafarer's Dubloon vendor for players leveling through islands to create gear for their item level. The tokens are Bind on Account so players with excess Dubloons can buy them and send them to their alts.
  • Updated Seafarer's Dubloon bags so that at least one will always drop from an Island Expedition victory. This change significantly increases the amount of Dubloons a player will get as they complete their weekly islands.

Items
  • Krom Stoutarm in Ironforge’s Hall of Explorers and Estelle Gendry on Orgrimmar’s main gate now offer new Battle-Hardened Heirloom upgrade tokens that will allow your Heirlooms to scale to level 120.
  • The costs to purchase all Heirloom upgrade tokens with gold have been reduced.
  • Incandescent Sliver and Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism trinket buffs are now cleared consistently on encounter, arena, and battleground start.
    • Developers' notes: It was not our intention that these items require extra preparation prior to a boss pull. The Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism’s effect was already cleared at the start of a rated PvP match, so this change makes them both consistent between PvP and non-PvP encounters. We have increased the effect of the Sliver by 6% and the Prism by 15% to offset this change in behavior.
  • All Quest rewards from Classic through the Warlords of Draenor expansion now have a chance to upgrade up to Epic quality.
    • Item-levels of Rare and Epic quest rewards in Classic through Warlords of Draenor have been increased slightly in some cases.
    • Unique items that drop from rare enemies in Classic through Mists of Pandaria content now also have a chance to upgrade in quality.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Whenever the cost of reforging a piece of Azerite armor will be higher than 1,000 gold, there is now an additional confirmation step.
    • Bonded Souls healing reduced by 40%.
    • Seductive Power's Bwonsamdi has been made easier to see.
    • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Helchains is now only visible to the Death Knight and hostile players, and no longer damages totems.
      • Magus of the Dead no longer melee attacks, and will no longer have small delays between casting its spells.
      • Magus of the Dead’s Frostbolt can now be dispelled.
    • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Beast Mastery
        • Feeding Frenzy’s tooltip damage displayed has been lowered commensurate with Barbed Shot now ignoring armor. Its total effective damage remains unchanged.
    • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Brain Storm now activates Rule of Threes.
    • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Windwalker
        • Glory of the Dawn now also deals 35% more damage during Storm, Earth, and Fire.
    • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Enhancement
        • Roiling Storm now causes you to gain Stormbringer every 20 seconds and causes your Stormbringer-empowered Stormstrikes to deal additional damage.
      • Restoration
        • Ascendance no longer replicates healing from Spouting Spirits.
    • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Demonology
        • Explosive Potential’s Haste granted reduced by 35%.

Player versus Player
  • Players who have earned their seasonal mount reward in rated PvP may now progress toward earning Vicious Saddles, up to a maximum of 10 Vicious Saddles per season.
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Cyclone mana cost reduced by 33%.
    • Thorns mana cost increased by 50%.
  • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Tar Trap will now break an enemy player out of stealth if they are the one to activate the trap.
  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Discipline
      • Premonition now costs 500 mana (was 0 mana).
    • Holy
      • Holy Word: Concentration mana cost increased by 20%.
      • Ray of Hope now costs 3000 mana (was 0 mana).
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Destruction
      • Demon Armor now increases Armor by 150% (was 275%).
        • During Battle for Azeroth Season 1, we identified that Warlocks were taking too much damage from physical sources during PvP. We remedied this by adding a new PvP talent, Demon Armor, which increased their physical mitigation to match characters wearing Plate Armor. As we've been monitoring Season 2, we feel that the armor increase caused Warlocks to become too tanky in the current meta. This change effectively brings their physical mitigation close to that of Mail Armor (about 36% at ilvl 415), when it was previously similar to Plate Armor (about 45% at ilvl 415).

  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Sword and Board now increases critical strike by the correct amount.

Professions
  • Inscription
    • The esteemed mage Endora Moorehead has written a new Technique: Glyph of Dalaran Brilliance. Scribes can purchase this from her in Northrend's Dalaran and create a glyph for Mages to once again update their Arcane Intellect to that taught by the Kirin Tor.
  • Skinning
    • Skinning beasts in the Monk class hall now awards Classic Skinning points.

Rewards
  • Bosses in Battle of Dazar’alor and Crucible of Storms now drop 450 Artifact Power (was 250).
  • Emissary quests whose primary reward is Azerite now grant 1500 Artifact Power (was 1000).
  • Artifact Power rewards in the weekly Mythic Keystone reward cache have been increased by 500 AP at each level.
  • Artifact Power rewards in the weekly PvP reward cache have been increased by 500 AP at each PvP rank (Combatant, Challenger, etc.)
  • Honorbound and 7th Legion reputation vendors now sell an account bound Cache of War Resources that can be sent to your alts.

User Interface
  • Visual improvements have been made to many PvP Battleground objective trackers.
  • New Assassin and Flag Carrier nameplate badges now appear on characters in world PvP.
  • The difficulty level a piece of Dungeon or Raid gear from Legion and Battle for Azeroth content is now displayed when viewing items in the Appearances UI.
  • Raid Profiles now auto-activate with group size settings as intended.

World
  • Several transportation portals in previous expansion content have been removed.
  • Non-Raid Boss Training Dummies in capital cities now scale with your level.

Companion App
  • Added Calendar support – manage personal, community, and guild events, and view upcoming holidays.
  • Added support for WoW Community and Guild chat.
  • Updated support for new World Quests.

Bug Fixes
  • Achievements
    • Fixed a bug preventing the guild achievement Dinner Party from properly tracking feasts such as Bountiful Captain’s Feast and Lavish Suramar Feast.
    • The guild achievement Classy Pandaren now displays the correct guild reputation requirement.
  • Characters
    • The eating animation no longer distorts the upper part of the body for Highmountain Tauren Druid Bears.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the Randomize Name function from working correctly for new Human characters.
    • Worgen Females should no longer make the kiss sound twice when they /kiss or /blow.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause some bow-wielding players to appear in dressing rooms with two bows.
  • Classes
    • Moonglade, Dreamwalk, and Zen Pilgrimage have been rebuilt and should now return you to a more accurate location.
    • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Razorice’s Frost Vulnerability now only affects class abilities.
      • Red Thirst’s cooldown reduction now considers Ossuary’s cost reduction to Death Strike.
    • Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Fixed a bug that caused Glide to sometimes fail to activate.
    • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Fixed a bug that caused Innervate to affect abilities that use resources other than mana.
    • Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Beast Mastery Hunters no longer incorrectly resurrect with less than maximum focus.
    • Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Arcane Linguist now allows you to comprehend the languages of the Allied Races.
      • Frost
        • Fixed a bug causing Frozen Orb to deal an extra pulse of damage, and increased the damage of each pulse by 5%. Total damage is unchanged.
    • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Fixed an issue where several abilities did not correctly apply the Mystic Touch debuff.
      • Windwalker
        • Inner Strength will now correctly work when using an ability that has its cost modified to make it consume no Chi, such as Serenity.
        • Fixed a bug that caused some Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits to not despawn when expected.
        • Fixed several issues with Storm, Earth, and Fire clones not correctly applying the Mark of the Crane debuff.
        • Dance of Chi-Ji now correctly increases the damage from your Storm, Earth, and Fire clones.
        • Open Palm Strikes will no longer fail to be able to generate any Chi if your primary target of Fists of Fury dies.
        • Pressure Point trait now correctly increases damage dealt by your Storm, Earth, and Fire clones.
        • Sunrise Technique will now correctly work with Storm, Earth, and Fire clones.
    • Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Divine Steed no longer cancels when it interferes with collision.
    • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Shadow
        • Fixed a bug preventing Void Bolt from extend Shadow Word: Pain or Vampiric Touch on nearby targets when Void Bolt killed the original target.
    • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Fixed a bug causing Rogues to sometimes remain visible and targetable immediately after casting Vanish.
    • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Fixed a bug that allowed Unleash Life to be cast while in Ghost Wolf.
      • Reincarnation no longer resets upon starting a Proving Grounds challenge.
      • Earth Elemental's cooldown now correctly resets at the end of an encounter.
    • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
      • Felguard no longer incorrectly gains twice the expected benefit to Energy Regeneration from the Warlock’s haste. This was thought to be previously fixed, but was not, and is now fixed with this update.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Failing to complete a keystone in time no longer causes your displayed best dungeon completed for the week to be inaccurate.
    • Battle of Dazar’alor
      • A number of character behavioral issues affecting players while transformed into the opposite faction have been fixed. These include fixes to Paladins’ Divine Steed and Shadow Priests’ language after exiting Voidform.
      • Opulence
        • Fixed a bug that caused the coin shower visual to sometimes persist longer than intended.
  • Items
    • Fixed a bug that caused some Legion items to drop with a restriction of level 120 for use. These items should now be usable at level 110, as intended.
    • The Skull of the Man'ari should no longer appear to be smaller than expected alongside Gnomes and Goblins.
    • The Renowned Guild Tabard and Illustrious Guild Tabard should no longer sometimes appear as a standard Guild Tabard.
    • Many items that grant companion pets have been adjusted in rarity, to better match the rarity of the resultant pet. The quality of pets was not changed.
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing several bosses from correctly dropping hard mode loot in Ulduar.
    • A number of unique items are no longer mailed to you when they drop subsequent to you first receiving them.
    • Fixed a bug that caused some Azerite powers to not function correctly following a gear swap.
  • Player versus Player
    • Fixed a bug that prevented some guard posts from spawning guards when players attacked nearby.
    • A loss in rated PvP should no longer trigger a bonus roll.
    • Alterac Valley
      • Players who interact with the Altar of Summoning or Circle of Calling no longer prevent other characters from summoning Lokholar or Ivus.
    • Cooking Impossible
      • Mounting up while Carrying Turnips should no longer place the player's camera inside the Ripe Turnip.
  • Professions
    • Enchanting
      • Fixed a bug where it was possible to lose materials if you began disenchanting while another item was being disenchanted, with auto loot disabled.
    • Fishing
      • Fixed a bug preventing some Horde characters from being able to fish in their Garrison.
      • Fixed an area of fishable water in the Stormwind Valley of Heroes that was returning an error.
      • Fixed several Azerite pools that were unintentionally fishable.
  • Quests
    • Fixed a bug with the Jade Forest assault on Garroshar Point that caused severe performance drops during the sequence with Admiral Rogers.
    • Fixed a bug that caused some players to be unable to see their character after completing "Ale Intent".
    • Players should now retain progress on “Unaccounted For” if they leave the area.
    • Players no longer experience lag or input lag when playing through “Hold the Ridge”.
    • Pinky is now always hostile when appropriate during “How to Train Your Direhorn”.
    • Fixed a bug that caused some quest enemies to evade unintentionally.
  • World
    • Fixed an issue that could cause low framerates in Corlain Aviary.

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