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by Published on 2020-10-07 10:08 PM

Shadowlands Beta - Build 36165

Shadowlands Conduits Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In this week’s Shadowlands Beta build, Soulbinds have had their tree layouts changed in a small, but important, way. All Soulbinds now have access to 2 Potency Conduit sockets, whereas previously all trees had 3 Potency sockets. The goal of this change is to increase the flexibility of Soulbinds, and make it more viable to use one Soulbind for multiple specializations.

Due to Potency Conduits’ effects being mostly spec-specific, they are the Conduits most likely to make a Soulbind layout feel locked-in to one specialization. While we expect this to be a natural way for many players to engage with Soulbinds –- picking one Soulbind per spec, and building them out accordingly –- we want to make sure there is room to discover other setups that work for you, based on the content you prefer to participate in.

The removed Potency sockets have been replaced with either an Endurance or Finesse sockets which, by virtue of primarily being class-wide effects, are easier to justify using across multiple specializations.

We’re looking forward to seeing how you choose to build out your Soulbinds, and your continuing feedback on this system!

Shadowlands Legendaries -- October 7
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We are currently in the process of tuning Legendary items, so in this latest Shadowlands Beta build, you may see many a number of Legendary effects have had their power reduced.

We’ve recently had internal discussions about our tuning targets for Legendaries and concluded that we were aiming too low with respect to their power. We’re working through another tuning pass on all of these items, and you should see further adjustments in an upcoming build.

FEEDBACK: Rogue Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thank you for all of the feedback about Shadow Vault. We set out to create a cool new AoE finisher for Subtlety Rogues, but heard your feedback that Shadow Vault was frustrating due to its knockup effect.

Additionally, the visual similarity with Shuriken Storm was bound to get repetitive as you alternate between the generator and finisher. We created a new visual kit based on the idea of launching an explosive black powder over the heads of your enemies.

Please let us know what you think about this version of the finisher.

FEEDBACK: Hunter Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello.

In this week’s PTR and Shadowlands Beta builds, the 5% bonus damage component has been removed from the Hunter’s Mark ability.

Hunter’s Mark is a cool Hunter class ability with unique functionality that we don’t want to get rid of, so we’re adjusting it to be solely for utility as its core functionality.

Hunter’s Mark will remain on the GCD, and it will still provide visibility against a stealthed target.

FEEDBACK: Torghast, Tower of the Damned
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We have a known issue with the new build of the Shadowlands Beta that is going up today. Players in a group may encounter an issue when queuing for Torghast.

When you encounter this bug, the “Climb” button for queuing will displays an error that reads, “Please gather your party before queuing.”
To avoid this issue, form your Torghast party before entering the Torghast portal.

If you’re already in a group, this issue can be resolved by remaining grouped, exiting the Torghast lobby, and re-entering the Torghast portal. Doing so should display a red button for “Climb”, and the party leader can now queue the group.

Thanks!
Published on 2020-10-07 08:39 PM

Shadowlands Beta - Build 36165
A new build is on the way!

New Icons



New Items
You can see all of the new items in this build on the WoWDB Beta site.

LevelTypeSlotName
1Companion PetsLucy's Lost Collar
1Companion PetsMawsworn Pet Leash
1Companion PetsSpriggan Trickster
1Companion PetsWinterleaf Spriggan
1OtherGormling in a Bag
1Other"Adorable Ascended" Costume
1Other"Flying Faerie" Costume
1OtherFae Harp
1OtherFae Pipes
150BackBackSelfless Forgelite's Drape
1OtherEnsemble: Vestments of the Discordant
1OtherEnsemble: Garb of the Discordant
1OtherEnsemble: Chain of the Discordant
1OtherEnsemble: Warplate of the Discordant
50OtherAttendant's Pocket Portal: Bastion
50OtherAttendant's Pocket Portal: Revendreth
50OtherAttendant's Pocket Portal: Maldraxxus
50OtherAttendant's Pocket Portal: Ardenweald
50OtherAttendant's Pocket Portal: Oribos



Spell Changes
There were a lot of spell changes in this build! In the interest of keeping the front page usable, we've moved them to a separate post.



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle
Pet Battles
  • Abhorrent Adversaries of the Afterlife (New) Defeat the following afterlife atrocities of the Shadowlands. Reward: Winterleaf Spriggan. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Aquatic Apparitions (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Aquatic pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Battle in the Shadowlands Name changed from "Battle in Shadowlands" to "Battle in the Shadowlands". Complete 14 Pet Battle World Quests throughout the Shadowlands with a full team of level 25 pets. Reward: Laser Pointer. 10 points. Account Wide. Mawsworn Pet Leash. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Beast Busters (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Beast pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Creepy Critters (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Critter pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Deathly Dragonkin (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Dragonkin pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Dragons Make Everything Better Defeat 15 Master Tamers on Kul Tiras or Zandalar with a team of all level 25 Dragon Dragonkin pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Eerie Elementals (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Elemental pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Family Exorcist (New) Complete the following achievements. Reward: Spriggan Trickster. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Flickering Fliers (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Flying pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Haunted Humanoids (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Humanoid pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Local Pet Mauler Win a pet battle in 10 different zones. 5 points. Account Wide. on Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Macabre Mechanicals (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Mechanical pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Mummified Magics (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Magic pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Taming the Great Outdoors Defeat 15 master pet tamers. 5 points. Account Wide. on Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Taming the Wild Defeat a master pet tamer. 5 points. Account Wide. on Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Taming the World Defeat 40 master pet tamers on Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. Reward: Safari Hat. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Traveling Pet Mauler Win a pet battle in 30 different zones. 5 points. Account Wide. on Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • Unholy Undead (New) Defeat 9 Master Tamers in the Shadowlands with a team of all level 25 Undead pets. 5 points. Account Wide.
  • World Pet Mauler Win a pet battle in 60 different zones. 10 points. Account Wide. on Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. 10 points. Account Wide.

Collect
Pet Battles

Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features

Player vs. Player
Guild
  • Blood Elf Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Blood Elf of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Draenei Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Draenei of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Dwarf Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Dwarf of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Gnome Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Gnome of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Goblin Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Goblin of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Human Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Human of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Night Elf Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Night Elf of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Orc Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Orc of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Pandaren Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Pandaren of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Pandaren Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Pandaren of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Tauren Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Tauren of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Troll Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Troll of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Undead Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Undead of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.
  • Worgen Slayer Get an honorable kill on a level 85 35 or greater Worgen of each of the classes listed below. 10 points.

Quests



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ANIMA_DIVERSION_CONFIRM_CHANNEL - Are you sure you would like to channel Anima to %s?|n|n|cffffd200You %s?|n|n|cffffd200%s|n|nYou can only channel to a location once per day.|r
  • CONDUIT_CHARGE_CONFIRM (New) - Applying these Conduits will consume %d %s.
  • CONDUIT_CHARGE_DESCRIPTION (New) - Applying a Conduit costs one Energy. An Energy is recharged every 24 hours.
  • CONDUIT_CHARGE_ERROR (New) - Not enough Conduit Energy
  • CONDUIT_CHARGE_HEADER (New) - Conduit Energy
  • CONDUIT_CHARGE_REPLENISHMENT_TIME (New) - 1 Energy recharged in: %s
  • CONDUIT_NO_CHANGES_CONFIRMATION - You've You made changes to your conduits but didn't apply haven't applied them. Are you sure you want to leave?
  • COVENANT_PREVIEW_ABILITIE_LABEL - Abilities:
  • COVENANT_PREVIEW_SANCTUM_FEATURE (New) - Sanctum Feature
  • COVENANT_PREVIEW_SOULBIND_SPELL_INTRO (New) - This soulbind will provide access to the following ability once the proper renown is reached
  • COVENANT_PREVIEW_SOULBINDS (New) - Soulbinds
  • COVENANT_PREVIEW_SPELL_FORMAT (New) - |T%1$s:30:30|t %2$s |n%3$s
  • COVENANT_PREVIEW_SPELL_RENOWN_REQ (New) - Requires Renown 39
  • EYE_OF_JAILER_TUTORIAL (New) - Your actions in the Maw incur the Eye of the Jailer. Reaching 5 runes will increase your threat level.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_519 (New) - Cannot be used on Common quality items.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_520 (New) - You must be pledged to the Venthyr.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_521 (New) - You must be pledged to the Night Fae.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_522 (New) - You must be pledged to the Kyrian.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_523 (New) - You must be pledged to the Necrolords.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_524 (New) - You must be in the Shadowlands.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_525 (New) - Requires Sanctum Reservoir.
  • VISITABLE_URL22 - http://nydus.battle.net/WoW/enUS/client/subscription-setup?targetRegion=US %s/client/subscription-setup?targetRegion=%s



Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Currency Types
Debug
  • Soulbind Conduit Charges (New) - Soulbind Conduit Charges (Prototype) Max Quantity: 7.

Group Finder Activities
Torghast
  • Arkoban Hall (New) - 5 players. Map: Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Area: The Dark Portal > Skoldus Hall.
  • Torment Chamber: Jaina (New) - 5 players. Map: Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Area: The Dark Portal > The Soulforges.
  • Torment Chamber: Thrall (New) - 5 players. Map: Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Area: The Dark Portal > The Soulforges.

Holidays
  • Unknown (New)
  • Unknown (New)
  • Unknown (New)
  • Unknown (New)
  • WoW's Anniversary (New) - It's World of Warcraft's anniversary!

    Many thanks from the WoW Dev Team for enjoying the world of Azeroth and beyond with us.

Item Name Descriptions
  • Cosmetic (New) - Cosmetic
  • Eternal Call to the Void - Name changed from "Call to the Void" to "Eternal Call to the Void". [color=#000000]Call Eternal Call to the Void
  • Runes cascade across the surface of this armor. (New) - Runes cascade across the surface of this armor.

Mounts
Flying Mounts
  • Slime Serpent (New) - Flying Mount. Slime Serpent. "This mysterious creature lurks beneath the slime pools of Plaguefall. No one knows where it came from." Source: Drop: Slime Serpent Zone: Plaguefall
by Published on 2020-10-07 12:29 AM

The Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Patch Arrives October 13 (NA) / October 14 (EU)

WoW Classic 1.13.6 PTR Patch Notes - Phase 6 and Naxxramas Raid
The WoW Classic PTR updated tonight to 1.13.6, which includes the next phase and the Naxxramas raid!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The next version of WoW Classic is now available for testing on the Public Test Realm (PTR).

Naxxramas
Floating above the Plaguelands, the necropolis known as Naxxramas serves as the seat of one of the Lich King’s most powerful officers, the dreaded lich Kel’Thuzad. Horrors of the past and new terrors yet to be unleashed are gathering inside the necropolis as the Lich King’s servants prepare their assault. The Scourge marches again…

Please note: Raid testing in this PTR will be available only at designated times.

Items and Content
This patch includes the following new pursuits:
  • Being exalted with your Warsong Gulch faction now offers epic-quality leg gear.
  • Crafted nature resist pieces are now available with Cenarion Circle reputation.
  • Nature resist enchants for leg and head gear are now available from Zul’Gurub.
  • Several skill books for new skill ranks (Frost Ward, Shadow Ward, Flame Shock, Conjure Food, Eviscerate, Ferocious Bite) are obtainable.
  • There are now PvP objectives in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands.
  • An Epic nature resist ring is available from a quest to kill an Elemental Lord in Cenarion Hold.
  • The Argent Dawn token system offers a way for players to earn gear by turning in components at Light’s Hope Chapel.

Please note: The release of some items above may come before or after this patch.

Bug Fixes
  • Many helpful auras and buffs that improve Attack Power now properly apply to Ranged Attack Power.

Developers’ notes: This was an issue that was the result of a technical limitation in original World of Warcraft that was fixed in later updates to the game. During internal testing we discovered that this issue also affected the Paladin and Shaman 6-piece Tier 3 set bonuses, and in fixing that, we decided to also fix it in many other situations where buffs and auras should affect Ranged Attack Power.

  • Resolved an issue that caused the Darkmoon Card: Twisting Nether to sometimes stop functioning for Priests talented into Spirit of Redemption after logging out and back into the game with the trinket equipped.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Shaman talent Improved Weapon Totems to not apply its damage improvements to other players in the Shaman’s party.

Developers’ notes: This talent was introduced late in original World of Warcraft and behaved in this unintended way until the beginning of Burning Crusade. It was considered a bug at that time, and will now be resolved here, as was originally intended.

  • Fixed some terrain exploits in Booty Bay that allowed players to grief players arriving or leaving via Flight Masters with no fear of reprisal from guards or other players.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Mail recipient auto-complete filter to behave in a frustrating way when attempting to send a mail to someone who shares a similar name with a member of your current guild.
  • Stabling a pet with Prowl active no longer prevents other pets with Prowl from using the same ability.
  • Resolved an issue that caused a Hunter’s Auto Shot ability to occasionally experience a slight delay on recast if its cast was interrupted by Aimed Shot.

Additional bug fixes will be added in future builds of the 1.13.6 PTR. Please use the in-game bug report tool for any issues you encounter, and thank you for testing with us!

Blizzard Clarification - Mythic Mounts Remain 100% Drop Until Shadowlands
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The drop rates of the mythic raid boss mounts won’t be reduced to 1% until Shadowlands so there’s still time to collect them.

Feel free to refer to the Time Runs Short article for all the details of what’s going away and what’s going to be more difficult to obtain in the pre-expansion patch and Shadowlands.

World of Warcraft


[UPDATED AUG. 18] Time Runs Short: Battle for Azeroth - WoW
Before you journey to the Shadowlands, you may want to spend your remaining moments in the mortal realms seeking out a few rewards that will no longer be obtainable (or will be more difficult to acquire) in the next expansion.
by Published on 2020-10-06 05:07 PM

BFA Season 4 Ending Next Week

The Shadowlands Pre-Expansion Patch Arrives October 13 (NA) / October 14 (EU)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Mark your calendars, the Shadowlands pre-expansion patch arrives October 13. Check out our latest survival guide video to learn more about what’s in store.


Shadowlands Preview: Character Customization


Get ready to update your look with hundreds of new character customization options. [LEARN MORE]

Explore the Updates Arriving with the Shadowlands pre-expansion patch.


To help you prepare for the upcoming Shadowlands pre-expansion patch, we’ve compiled a variety of useful information. [LEARN MORE]
by Published on 2020-10-06 05:00 PM

BFA Season 4 Ending Next Week
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Weekly maintenance next week will include the Shadowlands Pre-patch, and that means the end of Battle for Azeroth PvP Season 4, and the beginning of the post-season.

While placement on the season ladder will be locked for any end-of-season rewards such as the Gladiator mount or title, you can continue to earn Conquest towards the Conquest Schedule, gain random PvP loot, and collect catch-up gear rewarded from strongboxes. You can also purchase Corrupted Aspirant gear from vendors located in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

If you participated in Season 4, to ensure you receive the rewards that you’re due, please:

  • Refrain from transferring your character(s) to another realm or faction until after Battle for Azeroth Season 4 has ended.
  • Expect that Battle for Azeroth Season 4 titles and mounts will be awarded approximately two weeks after the season ends.
  • Note that PvP Leaderboards will not be available until the start of the new Shadowlands PvP season.

The new Shadowlands Season 1 will begin shortly after the launch of Shadowlands.

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