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Published on 2020-05-06 07:17 PM

Shadowlands Alpha - Build 34278
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FEEDBACK: Torghast, Tower of the Damned
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Updated May 6
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • The following classes now have Anima Powers available, and can access Torghast, Tower of the Damned:
    • Druid
    • Shaman
  • The following class has received new Anima Powers for testing:
    • Mage
  • A new cell block is now available in Torghast. Speak to the Wayfinder to access Coldheart Interstitia.
  • Most bosses have been slightly increased in difficulty. This includes increases to boss health and damage, as well as some new abilities.

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Covenant Abilities Changes
Demon Hunter Necrolord Covenant Ability has been updated in Build 34278. Click the banner below to see all the Covenant Abilities for every class.

Shadowlands Alpha Build - Covenant Abilities
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Demon Hunter

Fodder to the Flame (Necrolord) - Commission a duel to the death against a Condemned Demon from the Theater of Pain. Vanquishing your foe releases its demon soul and creates a pool of demon blood. Fighting within the pool increases your attack speed by 20% and reduces the damage that enemies deal to you by 10%. Fleshcraft treats the Condemned Demon as a powerful enemy.



Talent Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Demon Hunter
Havoc



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
Holy
  • Holy Paladin Holy Paladin core passive Increases damage/healing by 40%: Bestow Faith, Flash of Light, Glimmer of Light, Holy Light, Holy Prism, Holy Shock, Judgment of Light, Light of Dawn, Light of the Martyr, Light's Hammer Word of Glory Increases periodic damage/healing by 40%: Bestow Faith, Flash of Light, Glimmer of Light, Holy Light, Holy Shock, Judgment of Light, Light of Dawn, Light of the Martyr, Light's Hammer Word of Glory Increases damage/healing by 110%: Consecration Paladin - Holy Spec. Paladin - Holy Spec.
  • Light of Dawn Unleashes a wave of holy energy, healing up to 5 injured allies within a 15 yd frontal cone for [ 50% [ 60% of Spell Power ]. Paladin - Holy Spec. Paladin - Holy Spec. 3 Holy Power. Instant.

Retribution
  • Empyrean Power Crusader Strike as has a 20% chance to make your next Divine Storm free and deal 50% additional damage. Retribution Paladin - Level 30 Talent. Retribution Paladin - Level 30 Talent.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Shadow Word: Death Discipline: A word of dark binding that inflicts [ 115% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to the target. If the target is not killed by Shadow Word: Death, the caster takes damage equal to the damage inflicted upon the target. Does not trigger Atonement. Holy, Shadow, Initial: A word of dark binding that inflicts [ 115% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to the target. If the target is not killed by Shadow Word: Death, the caster takes damage equal to the damage inflicted upon the target. Shadow: A word of dark binding that inflicts [ 115% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to the target. If the target is not killed by Shadow Word: Death, the caster takes damage equal to the damage inflicted upon the target. Generates 15 Insanity. 40 yd range. Instant. 25 sec cooldown.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
  • Ambush Ambush the target, causing [ 95.47% of Attack Power ] Physical damage. Awards 2 combo points. Requires Melee Weapon. Requires Stealth. Rogue - Assassination & Outlaw Spec. Rogue - Assassination & Outlaw Spec. 50 Energy. Melee range. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Blind Blinds the target, causing it to wander disoriented for 60 sec. Damage will interrupt the effect. Limit 1. Limited to 1 target. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 15 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Crippling Poison Coats your weapons with a Non-Lethal Poison that lasts for 60 min. Each strike has a 30% chance to poison the enemy, slowing movement speed by 50% for 12 sec. Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 1.5 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Distract Throws a distraction, attracting the attention of all nearby monsters for 10 seconds. Usable while stealthed. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 30 Energy. 30 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Evasion Increases your dodge chance by 100% for 10 sec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Instant. 2 min cooldown. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
  • Fleet Footed Your movement speed is increased by 15% and you take reduced falling damage. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Passive. Passive.
  • Kidney Shot Finishing move that stuns the target. Lasts longer per combo point: 1 point : 2 seconds 2 points: 3 seconds 3 points: 4 seconds 4 points: 5 seconds 5 points: 6 seconds 6 points: 7 seconds Requires Melee Weapon. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 25 Energy. Melee range. Instant. 20 sec cooldown. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Sap Incapacitates a target not in combat for 60 sec. Only works on Humanoids, Beasts, Demons, and Dragonkin. Damage will revive the target. Limit 1. Requires Melee Weapon. Requires Stealth. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 35 Energy. 8 yd range. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Shiv Assassination: Attack with your your poisoned blades, dealing (3% of weapon damage) Physical damage, and applying a concentrated form of your Crippling Poison, reducing movement speed by 70% for 5 sec.Numbing Poison, dispelling all enrage effects active Non-Lethal poison. Your Nature damage done against the target is increased by 20% for 9 sec. Awards 1 combo points. Outlaw, Subtlety, Initial: Attack with your off-hand, dealing (3% of weapon damage) Physical damage, and applying a concentrated form of your active Non-Lethal poison. Awards 1 combo points. Crippling Poison: Attack with your off-hand, dealing (3% of weapon damage) Physical damage, and applying a concentrated form of your Crippling Poison, reducing movement speed by 70% for 5 sec.Numbing sec. Awards 1 combo points. Numbing Poison: Attack with your off-hand, dealing (3% of weapon damage) Physical damage, and applying a concentrated form of your Numbing Poison, dispelling all enrage effects. Awards 1 combo points. Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 20 Energy. Melee range. Instant. 25 sec cooldown. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Slice and Dice Finishing move that consumes combo points to increase attack speed by 50%. Lasts longer per combo point. 1 point : 12 seconds 2 points: 18 seconds 3 points: 24 seconds 4 points: 30 seconds 5 points: 36 seconds 6 points: 42 seconds Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 25 Energy. 100 yd range. Instant. 1 sec global cooldown.
  • Sprint Cooldown reduced by 60 sec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rank 2. Rank 2.
  • Wound Poison Coats your weapons with a Lethal Poison that lasts for 60 min. Each strike has a 30% chance to poison the enemy, which instantly inflicts [ 2.13% of Attack Power ] Nature damage and reduces all healing received by 5% for 12 sec, stacking up to 3 times. Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Assassination, Outlaw, Subtlety Spec. 1.5 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.

Assassination
  • Improved Poisons (New) While Stealth is active, your attacks have a 100% chance to apply your active Lethal and Non-Lethal Poisons. Rogue - Assassination Spec. Rogue - Assassination Spec.
  • Improved Poisons Increases the application chance of your poisons by 20%, and poisons are applied to your weapons 33% faster. While Stealth is active, your attacks have a 100% chance to apply your Lethal and Non-Lethal Poisons. Rogue - Assassination Spec. Rogue - Assassination Spec.

Subtlety
  • Subtlety Rogue Increases damage/healing by 21%: Ambush: Backstab, Deadly Poison, Death from Above, Eviscerate, Gloomblade, Instant Poison, Main Gauche, Mutilate, Rupture, Second Shuriken, Secret Technique, Shadow Blades, Shadow Vault, Shadowstrike, Shiv, Shuriken Storm, Shuriken Toss, Sinister Strike, Wound Poison Increases periodic damage/healing by 21%: Ambush: Backstab, Deadly Poison, Death from Above, Eviscerate, Gloomblade, Instant Poison, Main Gauche, Mutilate, Rupture, Second Shuriken, Secret Technique, Shadow Blades, Shadow Vault, Shadowstrike, Shiv, Shuriken Storm, Shuriken Toss, Sinister Strike, Wound Poison Rogue - Subtlety Spec. Rogue - Subtlety Spec.

Item Effects

Professions
Engineering
  • 50UL-7RAP Name changed from "SL-00X Soul Shackler" to "50UL-7RAP".
  • Articulated Ectoplasmic Specs Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 10 25, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 25, 9.x Raw Red, 9.x Raw Yellow, Heavy Desolate Leather x 3.
  • Bomb Bola Launcher Name changed from "Bouncing Boomer" to "Bomb Bola Launcher".
  • Flexible Ectoplasmic Specs Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 10 25, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 25, 9.x Raw Red, 9.x Raw Yellow, Heavy Desolate Leather x 3.
  • Grounded Ectoplasmic Specs Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 10 25, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 25, 9.x Raw Red x 2, Heavy Desolate Leather x 3.
  • Infra-green Reflex Sight Create a permanent weapon enchantment usable only on Guns, Bows, or Crossbows. Engineering. Engineering. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 5 15, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 5, Mortal Coiled Spring, Wormfed Gear Assembly.
  • Momentum Redistributor Boots Name changed from "Short-range Teleportation Unit" to "Momentum Redistributor Boots". Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 10 15, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 10, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 10. 14, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 20, Mortal Coiled Spring x 4.
  • Optical Target Embiggener Create a permanent weapon enchantment usable only on Guns, Bows, or Crossbows. Engineering. Engineering. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 5 15, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 5, Mortal Coiled Spring, Wormfed Gear Assembly.
  • Pocket Colossus (New) Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Elethium Ore x 15, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 20, Mortal Coiled Spring x 10, Wormfed Gear Assembly x 5.
  • Portable Micro-Maw Cannon Name changed from "Portable Micro-Maw" to "Portable Micro-Maw Cannon". Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 10 15, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 10, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 10. 25, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 8, Wormfed Gear Assembly x 3.
  • Re-Calibrated Proton Blaster Engineering. Engineering. 3 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 20 40, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 10, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 15, Mortal Coiled Spring x 3, Wormfed Gear Assembly x 3. 25, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 20, Mortal Coiled Spring x 5, Wormfed Gear Assembly x 5, Elethium Ore x 10.
  • Reinforced Ectoplasmic Specs Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Laestrite Ore x 10 25, Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 25, 9.x Raw Blue, 9.x Raw Red, Heavy Desolate Leather x 3.
  • Wormhole Generator: Shadowlands Engineering. Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Handful of Laestrite Bolts x 20, Mortal Coiled Spring x 5, Wormfed Gear Assembly x 3, Porous Polishing Abrasive x 25. 7, Wormfed Gear Assembly x 5, Elethium Ore x 3, Solenium Ore x 10, Oxxein Ore x 10, Phaedrum Ore x 10, Sinvyr Ore x 10.

Leatherworking
  • Modified Crafting Reagent 01 Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 20, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 20, Unseelie Leather x 5.
  • Modified Crafting Reagent 02 Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 20, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 20, Sinful Leather x 5.
  • Modified Crafting Reagent 03 Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 20, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 20, Necrotic Leather x 5.
  • Modified Crafting Reagent 04 Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 20, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 20, Purified Leather x 5.
  • Sorrowscale Armguards Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 6. Desolate Bone x 6.
  • Sorrowscale Gauntlets Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 9. Desolate Bone x 9.
  • Sorrowscale Greaves Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 12. Desolate Bone x 12.
  • Sorrowscale Helm Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 10. Desolate Bone x 10.
  • Sorrowscale Knuckles Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 10. Desolate Bone x 10.
  • Sorrowscale Pauldrons Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 8. Desolate Bone x 8.
  • Sorrowscale Treads Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 9. Desolate Bone x 9.
  • Sorrowscale Vest Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 12. Desolate Bone x 12.
  • Sorrowscale Waistguard Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Sorrowscale x 10. Desolate Bone x 10.
  • Tooled Fae Leather Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 5, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 5, Vigil's Torch x 3, Phaedrum Ore x 3.
  • Tooled Kyrian Leather Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 5, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 5, Rising Glory x 3, Solenium Ore x 3.
  • Tooled Necro Leather Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 5, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 5, Marrowroot x 3, Oxxein Ore x 3.
  • Tooled Venthyr Leather Leatherworking. Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Desolate Leather x 5, Sorrowscale Desolate Bone x 5, Widowbloom x 3, Sinvyr Ore x 3.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Gluttonous Miasma (New) Instant.
  • Gluttonous Miasma Instant. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Gluttonous Miasma (New) Instant.
  • Hand of Destruction (New) Denathrius pulls up to 3 distant players to his location and conjures an image of himself. After 6 sec, the image releases destructive energy that inflicts up to 120 Shadow damage to all players. Players farther away from the image take reduced damage. 6 sec cast.
  • Impale Remornia marks random players, then impales each of them a few seconds later. Inflicts 65 45 Physical damage to all players caught in her path. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Shared Suffering The caster links the two targets together for 30 sec. Linked targets and any other players caught between them suffer 20 3 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Shared Suffering The caster links the two targets together for 30 60 sec. Linked targets and any other players caught between them suffer 20 3 Shadow damage every 0.5 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Summon Power Crystal 100 yd range. Instant. Millhouse summons a power crystal, which channels towards Millhouse, affecting players or Millhouse, whichever it strikes first. Power Overwhelming affects players by inflicting 1 Arcane damage every 1 sec and increasing damage done by 1 for 3 sec. This effect stacks. Power Overwhelming affects Millhouse by increasing damage done by 2% for 3 sec. This effect stacks. 100 yd range. 1 sec cast.



Garrison Talents
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Unknown
  • Kyrian Grace Name changed from "Mentor's Grace" to "Kyrian Grace".
  • Kyrian Insight Name changed from "Mentor's Fury" to "Kyrian Insight".
  • Kyrian Perseverence Name changed from "Mentor's Patience" to "Kyrian Perseverence".
  • Survival Conduit Tier 5, Column 2. Spell: $@garrspelldesc Tier 7, Column 3. Spell: $@garrspelldesc
  • Throughput Conduit Tier 7, Column 1. Spell: $@garrspelldesc Tier 5, Column 2. Spell: $@garrspelldesc



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Battle Masters
  • Hook Point - Level: 90 Level: 40-120. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Hook Point.

Currency Types
Shadowlands
  • Shadowlands PvP Honor - Used to purchase Unrated PvP equipment in Oribos, and to upgrade Rated and Unrated PvP equipment.
  • Shadowlands PvP Rated - Name changed from "Shadowlands PvP Rated - UNUSED" to "Shadowlands PvP Rated".
  • Shadowlands PvP Weekly Reward Progress - Name changed from "Shadowlands PvP Conquest" to "Shadowlands PvP Weekly Reward Progress". Use this to purchase Shadowlands Gladiator gear. Acquire this currency to attain rewards from the weekly chest in Oribos.

Map Areas
Unknown
  • Alther's Mill > Cinderwall Spire (New)
  • Chambers of Misery (New)
  • Coldheart Halls (New)
  • Flesh Stitchery (New)
  • Heart of the Beast (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Nightcloak Sanctum (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > The Observatorium (New)
  • Progenitor's Refuge (New)
  • Stygian Abyss (New)

Mounts
Flying Mounts
  • Lucid Nightmare - Ground Flying Mount. Lucid Nightmare. "When riding this mount, your thoughts often wander to far-off places." Source: Drop: Puzzler's Desire
  • PH Horned Horse - Ground Flying Mount. PH Horned Horse. "PH" Source: PH
  • PH Horned Horse - Ground Flying Mount. PH Horned Horse. "PH" Source: PH
  • Prestigious Azure Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Azure Courser. "One of the bold equines of the Broken Isles, unmatched among the steeds of Azeroth in ferocity and strength." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 70 Category: Honor
  • Prestigious Bloodforged Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Bloodforged Courser. "Forged in a fiery hatred, the offspring of a nightmare and a dream, this steed feeds on grains grown with the tears of your enemies." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 500 Category: Honor
  • Prestigious Bronze Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Bronze Courser. "One of the bold equines of the Broken Isles, unmatched among the steeds of Azeroth in ferocity and strength." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 15 Category: Honor
  • Prestigious Forest Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Forest Courser. "One of the bold equines of the Broken Isles, unmatched among the steeds of Azeroth in ferocity and strength." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 125 Category: Honor
  • Prestigious Ivory Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Ivory Courser. "One of the bold equines of the Broken Isles, unmatched among the steeds of Azeroth in ferocity and strength." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 40 Category: Honor
  • Prestigious Midnight Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Midnight Courser. "One of the bold equines of the Broken Isles, unmatched among the steeds of Azeroth in ferocity and strength." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 250 Category: Honor
  • Prestigious Royal Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Prestigious Royal Courser. "One of the bold equines of the Broken Isles, unmatched among the steeds of Azeroth in ferocity and strength." Source: Achievement: Honor Level 150 Category: Honor
  • Pureheart Courser - Ground Flying Mount. Pureheart Courser. "These coursers have long been known to exist, but only befriend those that have gone to great lengths for friendship." Source: Achievement: 100 Exalted Reputations Category: Reputation
  • Wild Dreamrunner - Ground Flying Mount. Wild Dreamrunner. "Dreamrunners flit between this world and the Emerald Dream at will, reveling in their wild nature." Source: Drop: Dreamweaver Cache

Scenarios
Assault on the House of Rituals
  • 08: The Maldraxxian Armistice - Name changed from "09: The Maldraxxian Armistice" to "08: The Maldraxxian Armistice".

Combat Training
  • 03: Start With Some Unstability - Name changed from "03: Curses!" to "03: Start With Some Unstability". Learn about Agony. Unstable Affliction.
  • 04: Torturous Afflictions - Name changed from "04: Corrupting Power" to "04: Torturous Afflictions". Learn about Corruption. Agony and Corruption.
  • 05: Rapturous Torment - Name changed from "05: Add Some Instability" to "05: Rapturous Torment". Learn about Unstable Affliction. Maelefic Rapture.
  • 06: Shadow Manifest - Name changed from "07: Shadow Manifest" to "06: Shadow Manifest".
  • 07: Putting It All Together - Name changed from "08: Putting It All Together" to "07: Putting It All Together".
  • 08: Stealing Health - Name changed from "09: Stealing Health" to "08: Stealing Health".
  • 09: Fear - Name changed from "10: Fear" to "09: Fear".
  • 10: A Quick Test - Name changed from "11: A Quick Test" to "10: A Quick Test".
  • 11: Challenge Accepted - Name changed from "12: Challenge Accepted" to "11: Challenge Accepted".
  • 12: Defend Against the Attack - Name changed from "13: Defend Against the Attack" to "12: Defend Against the Attack".
  • 13: Orders from Command - Name changed from "14: Orders from Command" to "13: Orders from Command".



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • AUCTION_HOUSE_TOOLTIP_OVERFLOW_SELLERS_FORMAT - Sellers: |cffffffff%s|r, and %s more Sellers: |cffffffff%s, and %s more|r
  • CALLINGS_QUESTS (New) - Callings Quests
  • ENCOUNTER_JOURNAL_SECTION_FLAG_DESCRIPTION13 (New)
  • ENCOUNTER_JOURNAL_SECTION_FLAG13 (New) - Bleed
  • LANDING_PAGE_SOULBIND_SECTION_HEADER (New) - Soulbind Powers
  • NPEV2_BUY_ITEMS_FROM_VENDOR - |cFF00FFFFRight Click|r{Atlas|NPE_RightClick:16} on these items if you want to buy them. an item to buy it
  • NPEV2_SELL_ITEMS_TO_VENDOR - |cFF00FFFFRight Click|r{Atlas|NPE_RightClick:16} on items to sell them to the Vendor. |cFF00FFFFRight Click|r an item to sell it to the vendor
  • NPEV2_SPELLBOOK_TUTORIAL - Open your |cFF00FFFFSpellbook|r to see your new abilities ability
  • PAID_CHARACTER_CUSTOMIZE_DISABLED_TOOLTIP (New) - Paid Character Customize is currently disabled for this character.
  • PAID_FACTION_CHANGE_DISABLED_TOOLTIP (New) - Paid Faction Change is currently disabled for this character.
by Published on 2020-05-06 01:32 AM

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - May 5, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Character
  • Players can now restore one deleted character every 7 days (was 15 days).

Dungeons and Raids
  • Freehold
    • Ring of Booty
      • (Finally) fixed an issue that could cause Trothak's Flailing Sharks to move too quickly when players used certain trinkets or area-of-effect spells as they became active.

WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to immediately accept a Zul'Gurub instance lockout if they were in a party with a player who defeated Gahz'ranka.
Published on 2020-05-05 09:32 PM

Activision Blizzard Q1 2020 Earnings Call
Activision Blizzard had their earnings call today.


  • Activision had 102 million MAUs in the first quarter. This is down from 128 million MAU in Q4 2019.
  • Blizzard had 32 million MAUs in the first quarter. This is the same as Q4 2019.
  • After doubling in the second half of 2019, World of Warcraft’s active player community increased further in the first quarter, driven by both new and returning players, as the team continued to deliver more content between expansions than ever before.
  • Each of Blizzard’s key franchises experienced a month-on-month increase in MAUs in March as a result of shelter-at-home tailwinds.
  • Hearthstone engagement improved sequentially, driven by the new Battlegrounds game mode and strong execution in live operations.
  • Overwatch engagement increased meaningfully in March and the Overwatch League successfully moved to online play and remote production.
  • Shadowlands is still on schedule to release during Q4 this year.
  • World of Warcraft drove strong revenue growth and operating margin growth for Blizzard.
  • WoW Classic has been very strong in the east, WoW Retail was strong in the West.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
COVID-19 Response
At Activision Blizzard, our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and their families. All of our offices moved to work-from-home environments by mid-March. We are covering all costs of testing and treatment for affected employees and their families, and we have increased access to tele-health resources and contracted private doctors and medical support in regions where our employees live and work. And we are continuing to find other ways to support our employees and their families as we navigate through this unprecedented situation, including services to help families balance work and home life.

The digital nature of our content means our creative talent can continue to work on our product pipeline from home. While the shift to remote working adds complexity and challenges in some areas of the game development process, we are implementing mitigation measures to address these areas and, based on the work to date, we still expect to deliver a robust slate of content over the remainder of the year.

We have leveraged our game platforms to disseminate critical health and safety information while offering in-game events and rewards to promote social distancing. We have made donations to world class health organizations and medical centers in cities where our employees live and work, funding promising convalescent blood therapies and drug trials. And we have made an additional contribution to our own Call of Duty Endowment to continue placing veterans into high-quality jobs.

The increasingly digital, recurring and cash-generative nature of our operations remains one of our fundamental strengths. With a strong balance sheet, low capital intensity and a track record of disciplined capital allocation, we have substantial flexibility as we navigate through an uncertain environment.
by Published on 2020-05-05 08:55 AM

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - May 4, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
May 4, 2020

WoW Classic
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving the correct amount of Cenarion Circle reputation from killing the Abyssal High Council while in a raid.

May 1, 2020

Achievements
  • The Perfectly Timed Differential blueprint is no longer required for Junkyard Collector.
  • The Bitten Hand debuff required for You Can Pet the Dog, But… can no longer be removed through immunity effects.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher, Corruptor and Spike Tentacles could get stuck under the ground if they are stunned when Psychus is slain in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.

Shadowlands Alpha Build 34199 - Covenant Abilities Changes
Several Covenant Abilities have been updated in Build 34199. Click the banner below to see all the Covenant Abilities for every class.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Demon Hunter

Fodder to the Flame (Necrolord) - Commission a duel to the death against a Condemned Demon from the Theater of Pain. Defeating the demon and consuming its Empowered Soul Fragment causes you to enter Demon Form for 15 sec/10 sec. Fleshcraft treats the Condemned Demon as a powerful enemy.


Paladin

Blessing of the Seasons (Night Fae)
  • Blessing of Winter - Bless yourself for 60 sec, reducing the movement speed of enemies within 40 yards by 20%, and their attack speed by 10%. Blessing of the Seasons: Turns to Spring after use.
  • Blessing of Spring - Bless your nearby party members for 60 sec, increasing their healing done and healing received by 10%. Blessing of the Seasons: Turns to Summer after use.
  • Blessing of Summer - Bless your nearby party members for 60 sec, causing their attacks to have a high chance to deal [ 100% of Spell Power ] Holy damage. Blessing of the Seasons: Turns to Autumn after use.
  • Blessing of Autumn - Bless your nearby party members for 60 sec, causing their cooldowns to recover 10% faster. Blessing of the Seasons: Turns to Winter after use.

Ashen Hallow (Venthyr) - Hallow the target area for 30 sec. Every 2 sec, an enemy in the area suffers [ 150% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage, and an ally in the area is healed for [ 160% of Spell Power ]. Within the Hallow, you may use Hammer of Wrath on any target.


Priest

Unholy Nova (Necrolord) - An explosion of dark energy heals allies within 15 yds for [ 150% of Spell Power ] and infects enemies with Unholy Transfusion. Unholy Tranfusion - Deals [ 200% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage over 15 sec. Allies who damage this target are healed for [ 20% of Spell Power ].

Mindgames (Venthyr) - Assault an enemy's mind, dealing [ 200% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and briefly reversing their perception of reality. For 5 sec, the next [ 400% of Shadow Spell Power ] damage they deal will heal their target, and the next [ 400% of Shadow Spell Power ] healing they deal will damage their target. Reversed damage and healing restore up to 4% mana.


Warlock

Decimating Bolt (Necrolord) - Hurl bolts of decimating magic at your target, dealing [ 200% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and increasing the damage of your next 3 Shadow Bolts by 200%. Decimating Bolt's damage, and the bonus to Shadow Bolt both increase as your target's health decreases.


Warrior

Ancient Aftershock (Night Fae) - Slam the ground with your weapon, releasing a shockwave dealing [ 220% of Attack Power ] Nature damage and stunning up to 5 enemies for 1.5 sec. Enemies struck take [ 42% of Attack Power ] Nature damage every 2 sec for 12 sec and transfer it to you as 6 Rage.



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Children's Week 2020
Children's Week is back again from May 1st to May 7th. This year there's nothing new, however check out the four pets and the Kul Tiran and Zandalari Orphans quest chains added last year!

New in 2019




  • New Quests
    • Alliance - Orphan Matron Westerson in Kul Tiras
      • The Mountain Folk: Take Liam to meet the Roughnecks at the Roughneck Camp in Tiragarde Sound.
      • Yo Ho, Yo Ho!: Take Liam to meet a pirate outside of Freehold in Tiragarde Sound.
      • The Squid Shrine: Take Liam to see Shrine of the Storms from the beach near Mariner's Strand in Stormsong Valley.
      • Bird Friends: Take Liam to see the statue of Arom Waycrest at Arom's Stand in Drustvar.
      • Shapeshifters!: Take Liam to meet a druid at Ulfar's Den in Drustvar.
    • Horde - Caretaker Padae in Dazar'alor
      • Loa of Winds: Take Azala to Pterror Rise in Zuldazar.
      • The Shifting Pack: Take Azala to the Lair of Gonk at the Garden of the Loa in Zuldazar.
      • The Frogmarsh: Take Azala to Krag'wa's Burrow in the Frogmarsh in Nazmir.
      • The Sethrak Queen: Take Azala to the Terrace of the Devoted in Vol'dun.
      • Hunting for Gold: Take Azala to The Golden Isle in Vol'dun.

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Children’s Week Has Arrived! May 1-May 7
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It’s time to give back to the children of Azeroth during Children’s Week! Take an orphan under your wing and show them the wonders of the world.

Throughout the year, the orphans of Azeroth spend much of their time wandering their home cities, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to experience the adventures and marvels they’ve missed as children. During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance can help make those dreams come true.


Traveling with orphans is now easier than ever! All orphans (except Wolvar and Oracle) now have their own mounts, making it all that much easier to show them the wonders of Azeroth.

Overview

When: May 1–May 7
Levels: Available to characters level 10 or above
Where:
  • Kul Tiran and Zandalari: Orphan Matron Westerson in Boralus to start the new Kul Tiran orphan quest line; Padae in Zuldazar to start the new Zandalari orphan quest line
  • Human and Orc: Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind; Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar
  • Draenei and Blood Elf: Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath
  • Wolvar and Oracle: Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran.

Pets


Showing your orphaned child around can be beneficial to you and the child. Once you’ve completed the various quests associated with this event, you’ll have a choice of several pets to add to your Battle Pet collection:

Boralus and Zuldazar: Mr. Crabs, Beakbert, Froglet, and Scaley
Orgrimmar and Stormwind: Whiskers the Rat, Speedy, Scooter the Snail, Mr. Wiggles
Shattrath: Egbert, Peanut, Willy, Legs
Dalaran (Northrend): Curious Oracle Hatchling, Curious Wolvar Pup

If you’ve collected all these pets through the years—including the four new ones from this year—you’ll be rewarded with the Pet Care Package which provides a variety of items, including pug costumes, Magical Pet Biscuit, and a Flawless Battle-Stone.

Achievements

Meta-Achievement: For the Children
Complete the following Children’s Week achievements listed below, and you’ll earn the title reward of Matron or Patron: Home Alone; Daily Chores; School of Hard Knocks; Bad Example; Aw, Isn’t It Cute?; and Hail to the King, Baby.

Home Alone (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Use your Hearthstone while your orphan is with you.

Daily Chores (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Complete five daily quests with your orphan out.

School of Hard Knocks (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Take your orphan into the Battlegrounds and complete the feats listed below:
  • Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm, assault a tower in Alterac Valley, assault a flag in Arathi Basin, return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch

Bad Example (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Eat the sweets listed below while your orphan is watching.
  • Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream, Tasty Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Delicious Chocolate Cake, Lovely Cake Slice, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Doughnut

Aw, Isn’t It Cute? (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Obtain one of the Children’s Week reward pets through questing.

Hail to the King, Baby (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
Defeat King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your orphan out.

Veteran Nanny
Acquire Egbert’s Egg, Sleepy Willy, and Elekk Training Collar on one character.
  • These are the items that unlock the battle pets Egbert, Willy, and Peanut.

Activities
Many orphans wish they had someone special to show them the wonders of the world. Throughout the year, they often spend their time wandering around their home cities of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to seek the adventures and sights they’ve missed as a child. During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance can help make those dreams true.

Visit Famous Landmarks: Talk to either Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind (Alliance) or Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar (Horde) to pick up a new little buddy you can guide around Azeroth and Outland.

Achievements! Earn many fun achievements while traveling around the world with your orphan by your side.

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