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by Published on 2020-06-26 03:21 PM

Diablo IV - Quarterly Development Update

Warcraft Movie Tweets
Duncan Jones, the director of the Warcraft Movie, has answered questions about the movie and shared his vision of what Part 2 and 3 could have been. Note that even though the Warcraft Movie has the highest grossing world wide, there haven't been any announcements that the sequels may happen.
Originally Posted by Duncan Jones
Tweet: #NowWatching Warcraft: The Beginning; ManMadeMoon made a terrific fantasy film and UniversalPics & Blizzard_Ent should have let him continue the story. #Warcraft
Duncan Jones: Thank you Kevin. We’d done the hard work. It’s a pity we couldn’t build on that.

Tweet: Can I ask, had you planned out the story for a trilogy of films (or more perhaps)?
Duncan Jones: 3 films. Part 2 would have been Go’el/Thrall as a young orc slave in Blackmoore’s gladiator camp. Here he meets & befriends a Tauren who tells him of another land to the west where his people come from, & where he might find allies & maybe a new home...
Duncan Jones: three, the gathering horde army and freeing of orcs around the Eastern kingdom before a dangerous trip across the sea to Kalimdor, & the founding of the 1st Azerothian city of Orgrimmar. Basically the trilogy was the fulfilling of Durotan’s promise to give his people a new home.

Tweet: Sounds truly great. Certainly epic. A shame we won't see them.
Duncan Jones: Yeah... it would have been something special.

Tweet: Do you think that some sort of sequel to your movie will be made? Shame that you won't continue this marvelous vision within the Warcraft universe.
Duncan Jones: I have no idea, and no one i worked with on the film even works at Blizzard anymore.

Tweet: Despite all that happened. I'm glad that it was made and to have seen it. I liked the details and fun little things in there as well. Plus it became one of the highest-grossing video game movies world-wide. (even though some expected more from it)
Duncan Jones: THE highest grossing world wide.



Small World of Warcraft Now Available for Pre-purchase
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard Entertainment is excited to announce their first collaboration with Days of Wonder by introducing Small World® of Warcraft®, a new board game combining the Small World® game mechanics with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft® universe.

Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde—including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen— clash in a world-consuming conflict.

In Small World of Warcraft, players choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help them achieve dominance, players will occupy legendary terrains and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so players will need to be ready to put an overextended race into a state of “decline” and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.

Blizzard and Days of Wonder worked closely to create a game that seamlessly brings together both universes. Small World of Warcraft features a variety of new and exclusive artwork that captures the feel of the colorful and vibrant Warcraft universe, with races and special powers designed to be familiar to the millions of WoW® players around the world who’ve explored the far reaches of Azeroth.

To learn more about the game, please visit the dedicated website.

The game is now available for pre-purchase at a selection of partners:

by Published on 2020-06-25 11:11 PM

Shadowlands Alpha - Introduction Experience
The Shadowlands Alpha servers are back up and the introduction experience is now available for testing!

CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS

  • You begin by taking a portal to the top of Icecrown to find the leaders of the Alliance and Horde talking to Bolvar and his death knights. Anduin, Jaina, Baine, and Thrall are suspiciously absent from this meeting however.
  • Darion Morgraine greets you, explaining that "before her minions abducted key leaders, the Banshee Queen attacked Icecrown. She cut a path to the Frozen Throne and seized the Helm of Domination. Look to the sky and you will see the results of her actions. I...have never beheld anything like this. But shattering the helm also freed Bolvar Fordragon from the burden of the Lich King. Bolvar has recovered and believes he knows where the Banshee has taken those she abducted."
  • As you approach, you find the two factions arguing. Lor'themar remarks that these are troubled times and both factions need stability. He doesn't seem to believe that sending Azeroth's leaders on a potential suicide mission is smart, and thinks those who are not present would also agree.
  • Tyrande calls him a coward and exclaims that she would pay any price to see the Banshee impaled upon her glaive. Genn says he wants the same, but agrees with Lor'themar. Anduin wouldn't want them to risk the well-being of the Alliance for his sake.
  • Calia tells Tyrande that the kaldorei will need their leader to have any hope of finding peace, to which Tyranda responds by scoffing at the idea of the Forsaken speaking of peace after what they have done.
  • Bolvar silences everyone, stating that the war is over and a more pressing threat is now at hand.
  • When you talk to him, Bolvar explains that when Sylvanas shattered the Helm of Domination, her soul became indelibly linked to the helm, much as his had when he donned it. He can now sense her presence, and knows where she has gone. He says the helm can bring us to where we need to go to rescue our leaders, but it cannot bring us back. Only we can do that on our own. He asks you to complete the ritual at the Frozen Throne to open to the rift into the Maw.
  • As you place the shards of the helm around the center rune, Bolvar talks about how he glimpsed many realms of death as the Lich King, and always felt a dark presence at the edge of his consciousness. It was not Arthas or Ner'zhul but something else. He now senses it lurking in the sky above, and it cannot be left unchecked. He lends you the Knights of the Ebon Blade for your travels.

Published on 2020-06-25 03:35 AM

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes - June 24, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Black Temple
    • Illidan Stormrage
      • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent players from receiving loot after defeating Illidan Stormrage.

Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve
    • MOTHER now offers Malefic Core for 2,000 Echoes of Ny’alotha to players who have upgraded their legendary cloak to Rank 15. Malefic Cores can be purchased repeatedly up to the current maximum Resistance that the cloak allows (currently 92 Corruption Resistance, and next week this will increase to 95).
      • Developers’ note: The intent of Malefic Cores was to provide ongoing incremental weekly power gains, to help overcome remaining challenges in this final tier of Battle for Azeroth. This has been similar to past systems in Warlords of Draenor (upgrading the legendary rings via Archimonde drops) and Legion (upgrading trinkets from Argus the Unmaker). While each extra bit of Corruption Resistance only represents a small increase in potential power, we understand the frustration of feeling weeks behind, especially without any controlled way of closing the gap faster. With this hotfix, players can further supplement their progress through the wide variety of endgame content that rewards Echoes of Ny’alotha. It will still be possible to earn up to two Malefic Cores per week by fully clearing a Horrific Vision and/or defeating N’Zoth the Corruptor on Normal difficulty or higher.
by Published on 2020-06-25 12:10 AM

Shadowlands Alpha Patch - Build 34902
Build 34902 of the Shadowlands alpha will be available on the alpha realms soon, below are the changes we've identified for this build.







Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hi Folks,
We encountered some last-minute technical issues with the latest alpha build. We’re expecting to release the new build and bring realms up tomorrow (June 25th). Thanks for being patient while we work through these problems.

FEEDBACK: Priest Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Updated June 24

In this next build of the Shadowlands Alpha, we have updates to Shadow Priests that are intended to address some common concerns about the spec.

Returning Ability: Devouring Plague

We’ve seen a lot of feedback that Void Form can be challenging to utilize to its full potential in some combat situations, such as in Mythic Keystone dungeons on non-boss encounters, or for leveling and doing outdoor content. We tend to agree that Void Form can feel unrewarding in situations where it becomes difficult to maintain efficient insanity generation. Rather than heavily re-designing Void Form, we’re introducing a new tool for these combat situations with the return of Devouring Plague.

Along with Void Eruption, Devouring Plague will be the only other spell that costs Insanity. Our intent with Devouring Plague is for it to be used on enemies who die quickly, such as common creatures while leveling, or on simple trash pulls, while Void Form is more powerful on longer combat encounters.

Shadow Word: Death

Although we’ve seen a lot of excitement around this iconic spell making a return, we have concerns that it wasn’t very clear what its role will be in the modern Shadow Priest kit. Shadow Word: Death has always been intended to be an “execute” ability, so it must be something that is mostly used in the outdoor/leveling content. In the past, Shadow Word: Death found itself in Priest’s core rotations, even being used repeatedly against targets that weren’t about to die.

For Shadowlands, we don’t intend to add another core button to the Priest’s normal rotation. We want Shadow Word: Death to be situational. However, we feel that it could be a little more relevant in longer encounters such as boss fights. We’ve changed Shadow Word: Death to now deal 100% additional damage to targets at or below 20% health. Priests may now find that they wish to weave Shadow Word: Death into their rotations in some situations.

We feel that these changes will have a very meaningful impact on how the Shadow Priest now plays.

After you’ve tested this out in the Alpha, please let us know what you think. Thank you!

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Path of Ascension
Expansion Features

Shadowlands
Exploration

Quests
  • Into the Maw Complete the introduction to Shadlowlands. 10 points. Shadowlands. 10 points.

Shadowlands Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids
  • Full Gores Meal (New) Defeat Globgrog in Plaguefall after feeding him a three course meal on Mythic or Mythic Keystone difficulty. 10 points.
  • Highly Communicable (New) Defeat Hakkar, the Manastorms, Dealer Xy'exa, and Mueh'zala while at least one party member is afflicted with Corrupted Blood on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • I Can See My House From Here Gather all five orbs within 60 seconds of each other in Spires of Ascension after defeating Devos, Paragon of Doubt on Mythic difficulty. 10 points.
  • Nobody Puts Denathrius in a Corner (New) Defeat Lord Chamberlain with 3 Sinstone Statues in corners of the room. 10 points.



Client Strings - Player Guides
A new player guide option seems to be available in the game files.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_BUTTON_APPLY (New) - Become a Guide
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_BUTTON_CLOSE (New) - Close
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_BUTTON_STOP_GUIDING (New) - Stop Guiding
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_DESCRIPTION_BE_A_GUIDE (New) - Are you a knowledgeable player who wants to help newcomers as they're learning the game?|n|nAs a guide, your main role will be to answer questions in the Mentor chat channel.|n|nYou'll be marked with a special icon in the world so that Newcomers will be able to recognize you, and vice versa.
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_DESCRIPTION_STOP_GUIDING (New) - Thank you for helping newcomers learn the game!|n|nClick here if you would like to stop serving as a guide.
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_ELIGIBILITY_LABEL (New) - Eligibility:
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_ERROR_BAD_STANDING (New) - You're not eligible to be a guide because you have a penalty on your account history.
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_ERROR_GENERIC (New) - You're not eligible to be a guide.
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_ERROR_STARTER_ACCOUNTS_CANNOT_GUIDE (New) - Feature not available for Starter Edition accounts.
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_TITLE_BE_A_GUIDE (New) - Be a Guide
  • NPEV2_CHAT_GUIDE_FRAME_TITLE_STOP_GUIDING (New) - Guide



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BAG_CLEANUP_BAGS_DESCRIPTION (New) - Auto-sorts your inventory to make room for new items. You can assign an item type to a specific bag by clicking the bag's top-left icon.
  • BONUS_ROLL_TOOLTIP_TEXT - You can use one special token for a bonus chance at loot! If you use a token, you will get another chance at the loot on the boss, independent of what anyone else has received. Use a special token for a chance at bonus loot!
  • CONDUIT_TYPE_DESC_ENDURANCE (New) - An empty Endurance conduit slot.
  • CONDUIT_TYPE_DESC_FINESSE (New) - An empty Finesse conduit slot.
  • CONDUIT_TYPE_DESC_POTENCY (New) - An empty Potency conduit slot.
  • CONDUIT_TYPE_ENDURANCE (New) - Endurance Conduit
  • CONDUIT_TYPE_FINESSE (New) - Finesse Conduit
  • CONDUIT_TYPE_POTENCY (New) - Potency Conduit
  • OPTIONAL_REAGENT_NONE_AVAILABLE - [PH] None available
  • OPTIONAL_REAGENT_TUTORIAL_COUNT (New) - You can create one or multiple items if you have enough Optional Reagents
  • OPTIONAL_REAGENT_TUTORIAL_ITEM (New) - Adding Optional Reagents directly affects the stats of the crafted item
  • OPTIONAL_REAGENT_TUTORIAL_LIST (New) - List of Optional Reagents that fit into this slot.|n|nClick one to select.
  • OPTIONAL_REAGENT_TUTORIAL_SLOT (New) - Click the add icon to insert an Optional Reagent into the slot
  • PET_JOURNAL_PET_IS_WRONG_COVENANT (New) - You are not the correct Covenant for this companion.
  • REPAIR_ARMOR_TOOLTIP_BREAKING (New) - The durability of your armor is getting low. Visit a vendor in town to repair the item before it breaks.
  • REPAIR_ARMOR_TOOLTIP_BROKEN (New) - One of your items has broken. You'll gain no benefit from it until it's repaired. Visit a vendor in town to repair it.
  • REPAIR_ARMOR_TOOLTIP_TITLE (New) - Repair Armor
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_480 (New) - Requires Dead Spriggan
  • STABLE_PET_INFO_TOOLTIP_TEXT - Level %1$d %2$s|n%3$s %1$s|n%2$s



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Feral
  • Feral Druid Increases damage/healing by 15%: Berserk, Brutal Slash, Feral Frenzy, Ferocious Bite, Incarnation: King of the Jungle, Lunar Inspiration, Maim, Primal Wrath, Rake, Rip, Shred, Swipe, Thrash Increases periodic damage/healing by 15%: Berserk, Brutal Slash, Feral Frenzy, Ferocious Bite, Incarnation: King of the Jungle, Lunar Inspiration, Maim, Primal Wrath, Rake, Rip, Shred, Swipe, Thrash Increases damage/healing by 83%: Regrowth Increases periodic damage/healing by 83%: Regrowth Druid - Feral Spec. Druid - Feral Spec.
  • Lunar Inspiration Moonfire is now usable while in Cat Form, generates 1 combo point, deals damage based on attack power, and costs 30 energy usable in Cat Form, costs 30 energy, and generates 1 combo points. Feral Druid - Level 15 Talent. Feral Druid - Level 15 Talent.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Windwalker
  • Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger Summons an effigy of Xuen, the White Tiger for 25 24 sec. Xuen attacks your primary target, and strikes 3 enemies within 10 yards every 1 sec with Tiger Lightning for [ 23% of Attack Power ] Nature damage. Monk - Windwalker Spec. Monk - Windwalker Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown. 1 sec global cooldown.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Shadow Word: Death Discipline: A word of dark binding that inflicts [ 115% [ 210% 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. Damage increased by 100% to targets below 20% health. Does not trigger Atonement. Holy, Shadow, Initial: A word of dark binding that inflicts [ 115% [ 210% 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. Damage increased by 100% to targets below 20% health. 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. Damage increased by 100% to targets below 20% health. Generates 15 Insanity. 40 yd range. Instant. 25 sec cooldown. 40 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Enhancement
  • Maelstrom Weapon When you deal damage with a melee weapon, you have a chance to gain Maelstrom Weapon, stacking up to 10 times. Each stack of Maelstrom Weapon reduces the cast time of your next damage or healing spell by 20% and increase the damage or healing of your next spell by 20%. A maximum of 0 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon can be consumed at a time. Shaman - Enhancement Spec. Shaman - Enhancement Spec.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Control Demon Name changed from "Summon Voidwalker" to "Control Demon".
  • Curse of Recklessness Increases an enemy's physical damage done by 10%, but increases its physical damage taken by 5% for 2 min. Cursed enemies will ignore fear effects and refuse to flee from combat. Curses: A warlock can only have one Curse active per target. 1% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. Instant. 40 yd range. Instant.

Affliction
  • Agony Inflicts increasing agony on the target, causing up to [ ceil(9% 10.8% of Spell Power + 2) * (6) ] Shadow damage over 18 sec. Damage starts low and increases over the duration. Refreshing Agony maintains its current damage level. Agony damage sometimes generates 1 Soul Shard. Warlock - Affliction Spec. Warlock - Affliction Spec. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Inevitable Demise Damaging an enemy with Agony increases the damage of your next Drain Life by 5% 12%. This effect stacks up to 50 times. Affliction Warlock - Level 15 Talent. Affliction Warlock - Level 15 Talent.
  • Shadow Embrace Name changed from "Shadow Bolt" to "Shadow Embrace". Drain Soul applies and Haunt apply Shadow Embrace, increasing your damage dealt to the target by 3% for 12 sec. Stacks up to 3 times. Warlock - Affliction Spec. Warlock - Affliction Spec.

Demonology
  • Demonic Calling Shadow Bolt and Demonbolt have a 20% chance to make your next Call Dreadstalkers cost 2 less fewer Soul Shards and have no cast time. Demonology Warlock - Level 30 Talent. Demonology Warlock - Level 30 Talent.

Destruction
  • Soul Fire Burns the enemy's soul, dealing [ 300% [ 420% of Spell Power ] Fire damage. Causes your next Incinerate to become instant. Generates 1 Soul Shard. Destruction Warlock - Level 15 Talent. Destruction Warlock - Level 15 Talent. 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 4 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.

Racials
Human
  • Will to Survive Name changed from "Every Man for Himself" to "Will to Survive".

Covenant Abilities
Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Abomination Limb Sprout an additional limb for 12 sec. Every 2 sec, it deals [ 45% 1 sec, it deals [ 22.5% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to all nearby enemies and pulls an enemy to your location if they are further than 8 yds from you. Necrolord. Necrolord. 20 yd range. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
  • Abomination Limb Sprout an additional limb for 12 sec. Every 2 sec, it deals [ 45% 1 sec, it deals [ 22.5% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage to all nearby enemies and pulls an enemy to your location if they are further than 8 yds from you. Necrolord. Necrolord. 100 yd range. Instant.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Adaptive Swarm Command a swarm that heals [ 240% of Spell Power ] or deals [ 150% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage over 12 sec to a target, and increases the effectiveness of your periodic effects on them by 20%. Upon expiration, travels to a new jumps to a target within 25 yards, alternating between friend and foe up to 3 times. Can't be cast in Travel Form, Flight Form. Necrolord. Necrolord. 40 yd range. Instant. 25 sec cooldown.

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Condemn Learn Condemn, replacing Execute. Venthyr. Venthyr. Condemn deals Shadow damage, can be used on enemies who are above 80% health or below 20% health, and weakens the target preventing some of the damage they would deal to you. Venthyr. Venthyr.

Anima Powers
  • Bag of Munitions (New) Death Chakram now also applies Explosive Shot to every target it hits. Explosive Shot Fires an explosive shot at your target. After 3 sec, the shot will explode, dealing [ 188.5% of Attack Power ] Fire damage to up to 6 enemies within 8 yards. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Blood-soaked Bow String (New) Flayed Shot lasts an additional 10.0 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Capsule of Pure Moonlight (New) Targets that die while affected by your Wild Spirits will cause an eruption at their location, dealing 25 Nature damage to nearby enemies. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Capsule of Pure Moonlight (New) Targets that die while affected by your Wild Spirits will cause an eruption at their location, dealing 25 Nature damage to nearby enemies. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Chakram Throwers (New) Death Chakram cooldown reduced by 5.0 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Deathdealer's Scope (New) Flayed Shot grants you the Flayer's Mark effect when cast and when Flayed Shot is removed from the target. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Glowing Pollen Satchel (New) Wild Spirits cooldown reduced by 15.0 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Majestic Antler Fragment (New) Targets affected by your Wild Mark take 25% increased damage from you and your pets. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Pendulum of Impending Doom (New) Death Chakram bounces 1 additional times. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Schaden Fluorite Name changed from "Schauden Fluorite" to "Schaden Fluorite".
  • Schaden Fluorite Name changed from "Schauden Fluorite" to "Schaden Fluorite".
  • Serrated Arrowhead (New) Flayer's Mark increases the damage of Kill Shot by an additional 30%. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Sling of the Unseen (New) Targets affected by your Restonating Arrow suffer an additional [ 20% of Attack Power ] Arcane damage when struck by a critical strike. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Sling of the Unseen (New) Targets affected by your Restonating Arrow suffer an additional [ 20% of Attack Power ] Arcane damage when struck by a critical strike. 100 yd range. Instant.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Sling of the Unseen (New) Targets affected by your Restonating Arrow suffer an additional [ 20% of Attack Power ] Arcane damage when struck by a critical strike. 100 yd range. Instant.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Item Effects
  • A Dark Song Coat a runed altar with alinth powder, priming it for detonation. Melee range. 6 10 yd range. 10 sec cast (Channeled). 10 sec cooldown.
  • Activating (New) PH 10 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Affliction Most Foul Deals 0 Shadow damage every 5 sec for 25 sec. Warning: Each time it deals damage to the target 0 Shadow damage is done to 'All' targets within 8 yds. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 1.7 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Anima Residue When Looted: Your hands are coated in Anima Residue giving your spells and attacks a chance to lure devourer mites to your target dealing up to [ 30.000 * s1 ] Physical damage to them. Instant. Reagents: Anima Residue. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Reagents: Anima Residue.
  • Aqueous Material Accumulator (New) Equip an Aqueous Material Accumulator, developed by the Plague Researchers. Instant.
  • Artemede's Spear Throw Artemede's Spear at a current target inflicting 0 Arcane Holy damage and shattering their flesh. 60 yd range. 1 sec cast. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Bat Visage (New) Replace your fishing bobber with a bobbing bat visage for 60 min. 1 sec cast.
  • 'Borrowed' Soulstone When Looted: Take on the 'borrowed' soul and if killed you have a chance to resurrect with 30% health and 5% mana. Instant. Reagents: "Borrowed" Soulstone. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Reagents: "Borrowed" Soulstone.
  • Bottled Ash Surround yourself in the ash breaking line of sight of your enemies and making it difficulty for them to find you for 5 sec. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 0.5 sec cast. 5 min cooldown.
  • Brimming with Wrath When Looted: The Wrath simmers in your blood and when struck in combat you have a chance to gain 3 Critical Strike for 22 sec stacking up to 10 times. Critical strikes against you have a higher chance. Instant. Reagents: Bottled Wrath. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Reagents: Bottled Wrath.
  • Burgeoning Ambition When Looted: Increase your pri by 0 but reduce your maximum health by 5% for 60 sec. Stacks up to 10 times. Instant. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant.
  • Cadence of Fujieda (New) Bloodthirst increases your Haste by2% for 5 sec, stacking up to 4 times.
  • Caustic Muck When Looted: Your armor is coated in Caustic Muck with a chance when struck in melee to inflict 0 Nature damage over20 sec to the attacker. Instant. Reagents: Caustic Muck. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Reagents: Caustic Muck.
  • Charm of Alacrity (New) Pin this charm on your Soulbind, increasing their Movement Speed by 10% for their next Path of Ascension encounter. Instant.
  • Charm of Buff 4 (New) Pin this charm on your Soulbind, causing them to Buff 4 during their next Path of Ascension encounter. Instant.
  • Charm of Buff 5 (New) Pin this charm on your Soulbind, causing Buff 5 during their next Path of Ascension encounter. Instant.
  • Charm of Buff 6 (New) Pin this charm on your Soulbind, causing Buff 6 during their next Path of Ascension encounter. Instant.
  • Charm of Buff 7 (New) Pin this charm on your Soulbind, causing Buff 7 during their next Path of Ascension encounter. Instant.
  • Charm of Persistence (New) Pin this charm on your Soulbind, causing them to regenerate 1% health every 5 seconds during their next Path of Ascension encounter. Instant.
  • Combine Tools Place the Diary of Night, Twinklestar's Gardener's Flute, Hammer and Wand into Twinklestar's the Gardener's Basket to restore Twinklestar's Gardening Toolkit. 3 sec cast. Reagents: Gardener's Hammer, Gardener's Flute, Gardener's Wand, Diary of the Night, Gardener's Basket.
  • Consumable: Add 1 Minute to Timer [DNT] Extend the current Ember Court time limit by 60 sec. Instant. Bonus Time) Instant.
  • Crystalized Ichor When Looted: Your attacks have a chance to poison your target reducing their Haste by 0 and dealing 0 Nature damage over 15 sec. Lasts 2 hrs. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Approximately 0.5 procs per minute. Reagents: Crystallized Ichor.
  • Cyclonic Chronicles When Looted: Gain a shield of flying volumes that will each absorb up to 1 damage. Instant. Reagents: Cyclonic Chronicles. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Reagents: Cyclonic Chronicles.
  • Deathmaker (New) Your Rampage has a 25% chance to apply the Siegebreaker effect to your target for 5 sec.
  • Despairing Reflection Deal 0 Shadow damage to a target, but incur a stack of Lingering Despair each time you do. Lingering Despair deals 0 Shadow damage every 6 sec while you are holding the Mirror of Despair. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Destroy Sinstone (New) Smash the sinstone to pieces. (+Casual) 1.5 sec cast.
  • Dinner Time Summon a gargon to strike your target from the shadows causing them to Bleed for [ 4.000 * s1 ] over 9 sec. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 1 sec cast. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Enduring Blow (New) Your Mortal Strike has a 15% chance to apply the Colossus Smash effect to your target for 5 sec.
  • Enriched Fibers Increase the damage your pet does by 1% for 25 sec. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Eonian Lyre (New) Dissipates nearby kyrian echoes. 10 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • EotJ: Add Points (200) Name changed from "Eye of the Jailer: Add Points" to "EotJ: Add Points (200)".
  • EotJ: Add Points (300) Name changed from "Eye of the Jailer: Add Points" to "EotJ: Add Points (300)".
  • Exploiter (New) Execute causes the target to take 25% more damage from your next Mortal Strike, stacking up to 2 times.
  • Extensive Martial Prowess When Looted: Killing an enemy has a chance to increase your primary stat by 0 for 20 sec. Lasts 2 hrs. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Approximately 1 proc per minute. Reagents: Discarded Medal of Valor.
  • Extra Sticky Spidey Webs Throw a ball of webbing at a target rooting them for 5 sec. 40 yd range. Instant. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Green Balloon Summon and dismiss your green balloon. Battle Pet. Battle Pet. Instant. Instant.
  • Guardian's Barrier When Looted: Gain a barrier that prevents 20% of the Physical damage you take up to 0 total damage. Lasts 60 min. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Reagents: Guardian Stonewing.
  • Harmonic Convergence (New) Enable your Summon Steward to teleport you to the Kyrian Teleport Network one extra time per day. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Holy Block Gain a shield for 60 min that absorbs up to 0 Holy Damage. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.
  • Imperfect Polymorph Transforms the target (Warning: target safety in future parchment) into a chicken, wandering around incapacitated for 25 sec. While affected, the victim cannot take actions but will regenerate health very quickly. Damage will cancel the effect. Limit 1. Only works on Beasts, Humanoids and Critters level 60 or lower. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Affects only targets up to level 60. 30 yd range. 1.7 sec cast.
  • Inspirewing Presence When Looted: You gain an Inspirewing Presence. Attacks have a chance to grant party members within 50 yds 3 Versatility for 18 sec. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Approximately 1 proc per minute. Reagents: Legion Commanders Insignia.
  • Learn Blueprint (New) Learn how to create Charms of Buff 5. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Learn Blueprint (New) Learn how to create the Sigil of Haunting Memories. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Learn Blueprint (New) Learn how to create Charms of Persistence. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Learn Blueprint (New) Learn how to create Charms of Buff 4. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Learn Blueprint (New) Learn how to create Charms of Alacrity. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Limited Martial Prowess When Looted: Killing a enemy has a chance to increase your primary stat by 0 for 15 sec. Lasts 60 min. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Approximately 1 proc per minute. Reagents: Discarded Accomodation.
  • Noble Bearing When Looted: Don the wardrobe of a Redelav Courtier, disguising you from some of the denizens of the Castle Ward for 15 min. 1 sec cast. Only usable in the Castle Ward. 1 sec cast.
  • Obscuring Ash When Looted: Ash envelopes you making it harder for enemies to detect you. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. Instant. 60 sec cooldown. Reagents: Obscuring Ash Cloud.
  • Oil of Ethereal Force (New) Jaunt into etherealness, flinging yourself towards the horizon with reckless abandon. Instant.
  • Peck Acorn Throw the mystical acorn at the target to see if it is in fact mystical and turns enemies into stone. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 1 sec cast. 45 sec cooldown.
  • Perculia's Peculiar Parrot Right Click to summon and dismiss Perculia's Peculiar Parrot. Battle Pet. Battle Pet. Instant. Instant.
  • Perk: Anima-Infused Water Name changed from "Perk: Water Bucket" to "Perk: Anima-Infused Water". Permanently add water buckets buckets of anima-infused water to your Ember Court. Instant.
  • Pocket Embers Throw onto an enemy dealing 0 damage over 16 sec. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 1 sec cast. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Prideful Sins Using on enemy casters grants 0 mana every 5 sec, using on non-casters instead grants 0 health every 5 sec. 40 yd range. Instant. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Ravenous Anima Cell Transform any non-elite enemy into an Anima Cell. 25 yd range. Instant.3 sec cooldown.
  • Reckless Defense (New) Rampage critical strikes reduce your Recklessness and Enraged Regeneration cooldown by 3 sec.
  • Reprisal (New) The first Intercepted attack granst you Ignore Pain and make your next Revenge cost no Rage.
  • Riding Hook 100 yd range. Instant. Use chain and hook, to leap to targeted Battlesewn Roc. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • RSVP: Alexandros Mograine Name changed from "RSVP: VIP 5" to "RSVP: Alexandros Mograine". TBD Alexandros Mograine will accept your next invitation to the Ember Court. Instant.
  • RSVP: Kleia and Pelagos Name changed from "RSVP: VIP 13" to "RSVP: Kleia and Pelagos". TBD Kleia and Pelagos will accept your next invitation to the Ember Court. Instant.
  • RSVP: Lady Moonberry Name changed from "RSVP: VIP 2" to "RSVP: Lady Moonberry". TBD Lady Moonberry will accept your next invitation to the Ember Court. Instant.
  • Scroll of Teleport: Theater of Pain (New) Teleport to the Theater of Pain in Maldraxxus! 10 sec cast.
  • Search for Darion (New) Use the amulet to summon a Death Essence which will track down Darion Mograine. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Seismic Reverberation (New) If Whirlwind hits 3 or more enemies, it hits them 1 additional time.
  • Sentinel's Barrier When Looted: Gain a barrier that prevents 30% of the Physical damage you take up to 0 total damage. Lasts 60 min. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Reagents: Sentinel Stonewing.
  • Shadowcore Oil While applied to target weapon, gives your attacks and spells a chance to proc additional Shadow damage for until cancelled 10 min. Requires Weapon. 2 sec cast.
  • Sigil of Haunting Memories (New) This Sigil causes your soulbind to shed Haunting Memory enemies during the fight. Instant.
  • Signet of Tormented Kings Activating Bladestorm, Recklessness, or Avatar randomly casts one of the other two abilities.at reduced effectiveness.
  • Soul Siphoning When Looted: Your attacks have a chance to inflict Soul Siphon on your target leeching 0 damage over 15 sec. Lasts 2 hrs. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Approximately 0.5 procs per minute. Reagents: Soul Siphoning Shard.
  • Soul Sliver When Looted: Gain a barrier that prevents 20% of the magical damage you take up to 0 total damage. Lasts 60 min. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Reagents: Soul Sliver.
  • Sound the Call Sound the Droman's horn to summon the Wild Hunt to Tirna Glayn Hibernal Hollow. 2 sec cast. 4 sec cooldown.
  • Spidies! Throw the Wriggling Spider Sac and see how many spiders pounce on your target!!! 40 yd range. Instant. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Sticky Muck Throw the muck at a location all enemies within 10 yards will be slowed by 25% while in the area of effect. Trap will exist for 39 sec. 40 yd range. Instant. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant.
  • Toss Soul Stalker Trap Place the trap within 15 yards of you. Enemies that walk over it have their movement slowed by 12% and take 10 Shadow damage over 20 sec. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 1 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Unbound Shriek Interupt the casting of enemies within 0 yds. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 10 yd range. 1 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Unbreakable Will (New) Your Shield Wall ability now grants 50% of its effect to all party members.
  • Unleashed Light Direct at an enemy unleashing 0 Holy damage on them. Deals increased damage to Venthyr. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 30 yd range. 1 sec cast. 20 sec cooldown.
  • Will of the Berserker (New) When Recklessness expires, your Critical Strike is increased by 5% for 5 sec. Your Raging Blow will refresh the duration of this effect.
  • Wing Cohesion When Looted: Gain 3 Mastery for each party member within 50 yds. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. Instant. Reagents: Legion Wing Insignia.
  • Witherlight When Looted: Your attacks have a chance to curse your target reducing their Maximum Health by 0 for 15 sec. Lasts 2 hrs. Only usable outdoors in the Shadowlands. 40 yd range. Instant. Approximately 0.5 procs per minute. Reagents: Witherlight Crystal.
  • Yellow Balloon Summon and dismiss your yellow balloon. Battle Pet. Battle Pet. Melee range. 1 sec cast. 1 sec global cooldown.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Currency Types
Shadowlands
  • Sanctum Anima Weaver - Name changed from "Soul Type C" to "Sanctum Anima Weaver".
  • Sanctum Architect - Name changed from "Soul Type B" to "Sanctum Architect".
  • Sanctum Artisan - Name changed from "Soul Type A" to "Sanctum Artisan".

Factions
Shadowlands
  • Ve'nari - Name changed from "Maw Broker" to "Ve'nari". Ve'nari knows more about the Maw than anyone, and she might share a fraction of that information with you if you earn her regard.

Item Name Descriptions
  • Ember Court (New) - Ember Court

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons
  • 9.0 Ardenweald - Garden - Enter - Generic LFG Record for Scenarios. Map: 9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden (personal map). Roles: 1 damage. Queen's Conservatory. Roles: 1 damage.

Map Areas
Unknown
  • Death's Roar (New)
  • Desolate Hollow (New)
  • Forge of Pestilence - Name changed from "Forge of Pestilience" to "Forge of Pestilence".
  • Queen's Conservatory - Name changed from "Ardenweald Garden" to "Queen's Conservatory".

Map Difficulties
  • [UNUSED] [DEV MAP] 8.3 Stormheim - Name changed from "8.3 Stormheim" to "[UNUSED] [DEV MAP] 8.3 Stormheim".
  • 9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden - Queen's Conservatory - Normal Scenario - Name changed from "9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden (personal map) - Normal Scenario" to "9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden - Queen's Conservatory - Normal Scenario".
  • World Tree 2 (New) - Max players: 5.

Maps
Battle for Azeroth
  • [UNUSED] [DEV MAP] 8.3 Stormheim - Name changed from "8.3 Stormheim" to "[UNUSED] [DEV MAP] 8.3 Stormheim".

Legion
  • SpellPref (New) - Directory: 2438. Type: Raid. Horde Description: "Test Dungeon".

Shadowlands
  • 9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden - Queen's Conservatory - Name changed from "9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden (personal map)" to "9.0 - Ardenweald - Garden - Queen's Conservatory".
  • 9.0 Ardenweald De Other Side - Scenario (New) - Directory: 2439. Type: Scenario. Horde Description: "9.0 Ardenweald Covenant Finale Drust Scenario".
  • World Tree 2 (New) - Directory: 2440. Type: Normal.
by Published on 2020-06-24 08:19 PM

Faster Legendary Cloak Upgrades

Feedback: Professions in Shadowlands
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Shadowlands Alpha now includes Brokers in the Hall of Shapes in Oribos. Brokers are profession trainers and vendors that allow you to craft and test Professions changes coming in Shadowlands. Now, exploring the new zones, you’ll discover zone-specific herbs, ore, and fish, as well as new leathers from the denizens of the Shadowlands.

Professions Supporting Legendary Crafting
In the Shadowlands, you’ll be able to create your own Legendary Armor within the Runecarver’s Chamber, a place of exceptional power locked away in Torghast. Legendary crafting is not currently available for testing yet, but when it is, all players, regardless of their profession(s), will be able to create their own Legendary Armor.

Creating a piece of Legendary Armor requires a Base Item that will be imbued with Legendary powers.

Blacksmiths, Jewelcrafters, Leatherworkers and Tailors will be able to craft the Base Items which will eventually become your Legendary Armor.

  • A Base Item is a blank armor template that serves as a vessel for Legendary powers.
  • Base Items aren’t soulbound. They can be acquired from other players, your alts, or the Auction House.
  • The recipes for the Base Items, like the Chamber itself, are locked away in Torghast. However, once learned, they can be crafted from anywhere.

Optional Reagents
Optional Reagents are a new feature in Shadowlands, allowing players to customize the equipment they create. With Optional Reagents, you’ll increase the item level of the crafted item while also increasing the level required to equip the item. This will be especially useful while leveling up or gearing alts.



You’ll be able to specify which two of the four secondary stats you want the item to give bonuses to, allowing you to customize your character’s power. However, you cannot choose to make the item only have one Secondary Stat. Certain recipes will allow for bonus effects, such as increasing your flask or food buff durations. Optional Reagents will only apply to armor and weapon recipes at the start of Shadowlands.

Additional Updates
Not all Professions are the same, and we’re taking steps to address this by setting different skill bar maximums in Shadowlands. Gathering professions, being fast to level, will have skill bars that are larger than crafting professions, but should require the similar amount of effort to max out.

Star ranks for recipes have been greatly reduced in prominence in Shadowlands.

The Scrapper is a Battle for Azeroth-specific feature and will not be in Shadowlands.

We’re considering some degree of Profession interconnectivity, the concept that certain crafts from Professions are used in recipes for other Professions.

On experiencing the wondrous Shadowlands, Engineers will have a techno-magical breakthrough. Many Engineering devices are more powerful than their Azerothian counterparts, but so much power is difficult to control, and could result in a catastrophic backfire. However, Engineers will be able to reduce the likelihood of a backfire as they gain more skill.

Please use this thread to provide your feedback and discuss any changes related to Professions in Shadowlands. Thank you very much!

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