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by Published on 2022-05-14 05:49 AM

WoW Hotfixes - May 13, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue causing Lance to not inflict damage while Halondrus was affected by Relocation Form.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Isle of Quel’Danas
    • The portal from Shattrath City to the Isle of Quel'Danas can now be used without dismounting.
    • The Isle of Quel'Danas quest "Enter, the Deceiver..." should once more be available to players.
by Published on 2022-05-13 05:41 PM

Burning Crusade Classic Character Clone Service is Retiring Soon
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The World of Warcraft®: Burning Crusade Classic™ Character Clone service will soon be cycled out of the Battle.net® Shop. The service will be on sale until its retirement, and you'll be able to get a Character Clone for up to 66% off to keep those characters active on both Burning Crusade Classic and WoW Classic Era realms.

For a refresher on how Character Clones work and which characters are eligible to use this service, refer to our Playing Ahead: Making Choices in WoW Classic blog post.

What is the Character Clone Service?

The Character Clone service allows you to activate a copy of one of your WoW Classic characters, restored from a point in time just before the Burning Crusade Classic pre-launch update on May 18, 2021, on either a Burning Crusade Classic realm or a WoW Classic era realm.

To clone your character, simply log in to Burning Crusade Classic or WoW Classic—wherever you would like your cloned character to become available. Any characters that are eligible for the Character Clone service on the character select screen will have an appropriate icon. Some restrictions do apply; you can read about them in our support article.

When is the Service Being Retired?

The Character Clone service will be permanently retired on July 26, 2022. After that date, any locked clones will be removed from their respective realms and will no longer be available.

What Happens if I Don’t Make a Choice?

If you haven’t made a choice for any of your characters since the last time you logged in to either WoW Classic or Burning Crusade Classic, those characters will be moved to Burning Crusade Classic. The Classic Era version of the character will be permanently deleted and unavailable for cloning.

Thank you!

WoW Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, and Wrath of the Lich King Classic wouldn’t exist without your unwavering support. We hope you’ll continue to relive Azeroth as it was and create new memories. Thank you for playing, and we’ll see you In Azeroth.
by Published on 2022-05-13 05:56 AM

Patch 9.2.5 PTR - Build 43630
Build 43630 is now live on the PTR!



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Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • 50,000 Volts Inflicts 14 Inflicts 17 Nature damage and stuns the target for 3 sec. 41 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Acid Spit Inflicts 4 Inflicts 18 Nature damage to enemies within 6 yards. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Barbed Arrow Barrage Signals Grom'kar Archers to release a barrage of arrows that rain down from above inflicting 10 15 Physical damage. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Berserker Leap Koramar crashes down on enemy targets, inflicting 2 15 Nature damage to enemies within 8 yards of his landing. 10 yd range. Instant.
  • Blackrock Bomb Lobs a bomb towards an enemy that inflicts 23 30 Fire damage to all targets within 4 yards of the impact. 150 yd range. Instant.
  • Bladestorm Attacks in a whirl of steel, causing 5 13 Physical damage to each enemy within 5 yards. Melee range. Instant.
  • Blood Bolt Ahri'ok Dugru conjures a black miasma and releases a bolt of blood, inflicting 8 18 Shadow damage. 45 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Burning Arrows Signals Grom'kar Flameslingers to launch a continuous volley of flaming arrows, leaving a burning trail on the ground that inflict 3 12 Fire damage every 1 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Chain Drag Lashes out with a chain that inflicts 4 7 Physical damage and pulls an enemy to the caster. Limited to 1 target. 25 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Charging Slash Charges to a nearby enemy slashing them savagely, inflicting 2 6 Physical damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • Dash The caster surges forward trampling over anything in his path inflicting 10 14 Physical damage and knocking enemies back. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Double Slash Brings both axes down in an arc cleaving flesh and bone inflicting Physical damage and causing the target to bleed for 2 6 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec. 10 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Fling Hammer Throws a hammer at a nearby enemy that inflicts 9 15 Physical damage. 25 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Freezing Snare Throws a Frost Trap on the ground, which when tripped, inflicts 6 30 Frost damage and roots all enemies within 6 yards for 6 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Gatecrasher Siegemaster throws Gatecrasher into the ground creating an earthquake that inflicts 7 16 Physical damage every 1 sec. 35 yd range. Instant.
  • Gutshot Fires a slug inflicting 3 10 Physical damage. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • High Explosive Grenade Inflicts 10 Inflicts 12 Fire damage to enemies within 5 yards. 35 yd range. Instant (Channeled).
  • Incendiary Slug Fires an incendiary slug, inflicting 2 4 Fire damage every 2 secs. for 6 sec. 25 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Iron Shot Fires an iron slug inflicting 4 8 Physical damage. 25 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Lava Blast Ironwing Flamespitter rears back, blasting lava in front of him that inflict 4 20 Fire damage every 1 sec. 45 yd range. Instant.
  • Lava Sweep Makogg slashes his burning blade with ferocity and conjures crashing waves of lava, inflicting 6 11 Fire damage. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Leg Shot Fires a slug through your knee, inflicting 4 18 Physical damage and reducing your movement speed by 65% for 5 sec. 25 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Mad Dash Borka the Brute charges forward trampling over anything in his path inflicting 25 150 Physical damage and interrupting spell casts for 3 sec. 500 yd range. Instant.
  • New Plan! Railmaster Rocketspark quickly devises a new plan when Borka the Brute is slain and begins launching missiles that inflict 3 5 Fire damage every 0.5 sec. In addition, Rocketspark starts Locking On!. Instant.
  • New Plan! Fires a volley of missiles inflicting 3 5 Fire damage. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • New Plan! Fires a volley of missiles inflicting 3 5 Fire damage. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • Primal Assault Oshir charges towards his prey, brutally mauling enemies in his path for 14 25 Physical damage. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • Protoform Barrier Empowers the caster, inflicting 1 Cosmic damage to all players every 3 sec. Upon removal this barrier manifests as one attackable enemy, casting a shared 1,400 1,250 absorb shield with all other enemies for 15 sec. A second unit manifests that also can be healed to reduce the shared shield. Upon expiration the barrier explodes, inflicting 50 Cosmic damage and an additional 5 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. to all players for 8 sec. If broken this effect backfires, inflicting all damage done to each enemy during the barrier as Cosmic damage, and additionally grants all players up to 25% increased damage done, 25% healing done, and 25% increased absorbs done for 40 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Rapid Fire Zoggosh focuses on a single enemy, rapidly firing at them and all enemies standing in between for 1 6 Fire damage every half second. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Reckless Slash Charges a target, inflicting Physical damage to units within 7 yards of the impact location. Unlimited range. 1.5 sec cast. 2 sec cast.
  • Rending Cleave A sweeping attack that cleaves enemies within 7 yards, inflicting 6 30 Physical damage. Melee range. 1 sec cast.
  • Sanguine Sphere Ahri'ok summons an orb of blood to protect her most injured ally, absorbing 47 300 damage. The shield will trigger a groupwide heal if broken by damage. Limited to 1 target. 100 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Savage Mauling Dreadfang snarls and leaps towards his prey mauling them savagely, reducing their movement speed by 45% and inflicting 3 11 Physical damage every 1 sec. for 6 sec. Limited to 1 target. 45 yd range. 6 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Serrated Spear Throws a serrated spear at an enemy inflicting 1 4 Physical damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. Limited to 1 target. 25 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Shattering Blade Koramar skims his blade across the ground, causing melee sparks that inflict 4 15 Fire damage to enemies within the area of effect. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Shrapnel Blast Blasts enemies in a 13 yard frontal cone, inflicting 3 8 Fire damage every half-second to enemies. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Shredded Tendons Ogre traps snap closed around your ankles, slowing your movement by 15% and inflicting 2 8 Physical damage every 1 sec for 7 sec. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • Shredding Swipes Dreadfang lunges forward gnawing everyone caught in his path, inflicting 10 20 Physical damage. 10 yd range. Instant.
  • Slam Inflicts 12 Inflicts 13 Physical damage to all players and interrupts casting for 1.5 sec. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Spinning Spear Throws a spinning spear towards a target, penetrating armor and inflicting 17 45 Physical damage, knocking down the target for 2 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Storm Shield Shrouds the caster in lightning, absorbing all damage and inflicting Nature damage, that chains, when attacked for 10 sec. 1 1.5 sec cast. 6 sec cooldown.
  • Tactical Kick A well-placed kick catches you off guard, inflicting 6 20 Physical damage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Throw Throws a spear at an enemy, inflicting 4 30 Physical damage. 25 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Thundering Stomp Deals 6 Deals 22 Physical damage to enemies within 50 yards. 0.6 sec cast.
  • Time to Feed Oshir pins his prey to the ground and rends them furiously, inflicting 4 8 Physical damage every 1 sec for 20 sec. 100 yd range. 20 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Trampling Stampede Charge towards an enemy, knocking them back and inflicting 10 17 Physical damage. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • VX18-B Target Eliminator Launches missiles at up to 2 enemy targets. Each missile inflicts 19 35 Fire damage to all targets within 3 yards of the impact. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • VX18-B Target Eliminator Launches missiles at up to 2 enemy targets. Each missile inflicts 19 35 Fire damage to all targets within 3 yards of the impact. 3 sec cast.
  • X21-01A Missile Barrage Fires volleys of missiles inflicting 2 6 Fire damage to two targets every 1 second for 20 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • X21-01A Missile Barrage Fires volleys of missiles inflicting 2 6 Fire damage to two targets every 1 second for 20 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.



New Social Contract
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Social Contract

Hail, traveler, and welcome to the World of Warcraft!

Azeroth is a living world full of people like you - other players with different backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and histories who have all come together to play World of Warcraft. Every player deserves to have a world that they feel safe in, so please take a minute to read our Social Contract.

While in Azeroth, do your best to:

  • Connect with other players and make friends! Being courteous in group content can help you and your teammates have the best time possible. Sending a friendly hello message can help set your group up for success.
  • Play as a team with your fellow players - whether in dungeons, raids, battlegrounds, arenas, or out questing in the world. Do your best to support your team through your communication and behaviors so that you can all celebrate your success together.
  • Assist other players that you encounter in the world. Maybe they need some help defeating a tough monster, or maybe they could use a little healing!
  • Help answer questions others have in chat channels like General or Trade. We were all newbies once - one person offering some help can go a long way!

We recognize that the Internet is not always a safe haven. With that in mind, please note that the following behaviors are not accepted in Azeroth:

  • Hate speech, including negative comments that target another player's identity, including aspects like race, gender, or ability
  • Harassment, threats, or abusive / derogatory language and behaviors
  • Spamming, advertising, or other disruptive behaviors

If you harm your fellow adventurers with any of the above behaviors, you are subject to punishment up to and including suspension of your account.

It's a big world out there, with all sorts of people in it. So please try to be respectful of each other, and if you ever feel like somebody is acting against this code, please report those behaviors so that our team can look into it. Together, you can help us make the World of Warcraft a safe home away from home for everyone.

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by Published on 2022-05-13 12:13 AM

Burning Crusade Classic: The Sunwell Plateau is Now Open
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Get ready to join the Shattered Sun Offensive and face Kil'jaeden in Sunwell Plateau in the next content phase of Burning Crusade Classic.


The next content update for Burning Crusade Classic, Fury of the Sunwell, as well as the Sunwell Plateau raid are now live! Read on for more information on the adventures ahead.

Join the Shattered Sun Offensive and more on May 10:
Fresh from his defeat in Outland, Kael'thas Sunstrider returned to the blood elf city of Silvermoon. Rather than lead his people to glory as he had promised, the disgraced prince betrayed them. Kael'thas plots to use the legendary Sunwell, source of the blood elves' magical power, to summon the demon lord Kil'jaeden into Azeroth. It is up to you to stop him.

The combined forces of Shattrath have launched an attack on the Isle of Quel'Danas, to confront Kael'thas and the Legion at the Sunwell and surrounding areas. You're now able to gain reputation with the Shattered Sun Offensive and participate in a new set of daily quests.

At first, the Shattered Sun’s forces will be limited as you help them resist the Legion’s unrelenting assault. The Isle of Quel’Danas effort advancement depends on your whole realm completing quests and aiding the efforts—so be sure to do your part! As your realm continues to assist the Shattered Sun Offensive, fresh reinforcements will arrive, offering goods and services, in addition to new daily quests.

Once the staging area is fully reinforced, you’ll gain access to many helpful allies. Recruit the services of blacksmiths for repairs, innkeepers, alchemists, vendors for profession patterns, and gain access to new Badge of Justice vendors—whose goods include epic gear and epic gems.

Conquer the Arena in Burning Crusade Classic Season 4
After the regional weekly maintenance starting on May 10, a new Arena Season will begin. Defeat your enemies in glorious combat to earn fabulous rewards. At the end of Season 4, qualifying players will receive a unique title (Brutal Gladiator) as well as a unique mount (the fearsome Brutal Nether Drake). As with the original release of The Burning Crusade, some items in Season 4 will have a personal rating requirement you must attain before you can purchase them. These are:

  • Brutal Gladiator Shoulders (requires 2000 personal rating)
  • Brutal Gladiator Weapons (require 1850 personal rating)
  • Guardian’s Boots (requires 1700 personal rating)
  • Guardian’s Rings (requires 1650 personal rating)
  • Guardian’s” Bracers (requires 1575 personal rating)

Note that there’s no continued rating requirement to equip these items, only to purchase them. Also note that items from previous Seasons (Vengeful Gladiator, Merciless Gladiator, Gladiator, and Vindicator’s Honor gear) do not have any rating requirements and can be purchased as soon as you accrue enough currency to obtain them.

Enter the Sunwell Plateau on May 12:
The glorious fount of arcane energy known as the Sunwell empowered the high elves for millennia, until the death knight Arthas laid siege to the elven kingdom and corrupted its sacred energies. Seeing no other alternative, a band of survivors led by Prince Kael'thas destroyed the ancient fount. Over time the surviving elves fell prey to a crippling magical withdrawal.

Now, promising salvation for his people, Kael'thas has returned. Soon the Sunwell will shine once again, but whether the sacred fount will usher in deliverance or destruction remains to be seen.

New 25-player raid: Sunwell Plateau
Kil’jaden, one of the leader of the demonic Burning Legion, has been summoned to Azeroth by the returned blood elf prince Kael’thas. Gather your allies to stop Kael’thas mad scheme and restore the Sunwell to its former glory.

Raid bosses: 6 (Kalecgos, Brutallus, Felmyst, The Eredar Twins, M'uru, Kil'jaeden)
Level: 70
Location: Isle of Quel’Danas, Eastern Kingdoms

There is no attunement required to enter the instance. Unlike its original release, Sunwell Plateau will have all bosses available from the start.

The Burning Legion is poised to strike upon Azeroth itself, aided by the disgraced former leader of the blood elves. Only you can restore the Sunwell, hero. We’ll see you in Azeroth!
by Published on 2022-05-12 09:07 AM

Midwinter Guild Stops Raiding
After many years of raiding and accomplished results, Midwinter has announced that they've decided to stop raiding.



Patch 9.2.5 PTR - All Torghast Wings Available
Patch 9.2.5 brings a neat little change to Torghast, making all six wings be available at the same time. This means that players can complete Flawless Master (Layer 16) in the same week, and can spam Upper Reaches (the shortest Torghast wing) for legendary crafting materials.



Patch 9.2 Hotfixes - May 11, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Crystallic Spheroids can now be used in other Shadowlands zones outside of Zereth Mortis.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Resolved an issue where the Prototype of War could incidentally not cast Necrotic Ritual.

Diablo Immortal Pre-Release Set Item Bonus Changes
With Diablo Immortal releasing on June 2nd for Mobile & PC, our friends at DiabloFans had a look at the recent changes to set item bonus effects.


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