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Crucible of Storms Boss Guides - World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Raid
by Published on 2019-04-20 01:59 PM

Upcoming Item Level Increase
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Raid Finder (and Mythic) difficulty for Crucible of Storms will open next week, April 23. Similar to Battle of Dazar’alor, you will need an average item level of 350 to queue for it. To help ensure players get raid ready, we are increasing the maximum item level for certain World Quests rewards. This will include the following:

  • World Quest rewards will go up to ilvl 370 (from 360)
  • Emissary equipment will go up to ilvl 395 (from 385)
  • Emissary Azerite Armor will go up to ilvl 400 (from 385)
  • Against Overwhelming Odds (when available) will go up to ilvl 395 (from 385)

Once the update is live it will affect active rewards like the Emissaries, so you may want to plan for when you will turn those in.

Employee Alpha Testing for WoW Classic
A few days ago we posted that the WoW Classic Beta was added to CDC. It turns out that this was associated with the beginning stages of employee Alpha testing.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Hey folks! I’ve got a small update here to help quell some of the rumors and let you know where we are at for WoW Classic. We recently began a phase of internal employee alpha testing. The new build data that many of you have been discussing over the last few days is simply part of this process. Phases like this allow us to test out the game content along with other functionality that will be used in the live game, like logging in through the Blizzard App.

Aside from that, we don’t have any announcements to make at this time. I know all of you are very excited about this game and we thank you for your patience as we continue to develop it. More information will be coming soon!
by Published on 2019-04-19 01:32 AM

New Assault Map - Havana

Crucible of Storms - Blade of Xal'atath Follow Up Quest
Upon completing the final encounter in Crucible of Storms, a follow up quest will be offered to the Xal'atath quest chain provided that you completed the previous parts of the chain. *SPOILERS BELOW*

  • If you are Horde, the empty blade of Xal'atath will appear on the ground in Uu'nat's room after killing him. You are then given the quest The Black Blade which has you bring the blade to Sylvanas. She says that the blade will be the compass that guides the Horde to victory and that the Alliance has no idea what it's up against. She claims that with the blade, they will shift the war in the Horde's favor once again.
  • If you are Alliance, you will only see the image of where the empty blade of Xal'atath sat, and this gives you the quest The Missing Blade to warn Anduin of what happened in the Crucible of Storms. He is concerned that the blade has fallen into the hands of Sylvanas, and says it is clear by her actions that she doesn't fight for the Horde, but death itself. He says that they must stop whatever madness she plans to use the weapon for if there is to be peace between the factions.

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - April 18, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players from dispelling Promises of Power on Normal difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue where players were unable to leave the room after defeating The Restless Cabal.


  • Lost Alpacas have returned to the deserts of Vol'dun for players to wrangle in “Alpacas Gone Wild” and “They Have Alpacas Here”.

Vision of Perfection - Azerite Essence Feedback
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thank you for all of the feedback on Vision of Perfection—it’s an idea we’re also very excited about. As always, the first iteration of new abilities on a PTR have tuning that is somewhat preliminary. That’s especially true for this ability, due to the complexity of the effect and the large number of interactions it has. Our goal is to make it an interesting choice among the other available Essences, while preserving the concept of it. For this and the other Essences, there will be ongoing tuning updates in the coming weeks.

On the specific issue of interactions between Vision of Perfection and other effects that trigger from or buff your cooldowns: part of what makes this Essence exciting is the opportunity to explore things like that. At the same time, if they occur at full value every time Vision procs, that may be far too much.

Our initial plan is that, as a standard approach, the added effects or bonuses should be reduced in value, in the same way that the cooldown itself is reduced in duration. For example, if Recklessness is proccing at 40% effectiveness, Reckless Abandon should also provide 40% of its normal Rage value. There are some cases where this doesn’t work because there’s no way to “scale down” an effect—Summon Infernal will either stun or not stun when it lands. We’ll have to handle those cases individually.

You’ll see adjustments to this (and likely some other items) in a future build of the PTR.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Druid Travel Form and Mount Equipment
Anyone seen anything or read a blue post that lets us druids know if our travel forms benefit from that new slot?
Druid travel form (and things like it) do not benefit from the mount equipment. Only mounts summoned from that collection do. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
by Published on 2019-04-17 10:05 PM

World of Warcraft Classic Beta Added to CDN
An entry for the World of Warcraft Classic Beta has been added to the CDN, with version 1.13.2. This brings us one step closer to beta!

by Published on 2019-04-17 05:23 PM

Patch 8.2 PTR - Mechagon Introductory Quest and Zone Preview

Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30080 Broadcast Text

Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30080 Models

Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30080 Maps and Icons

Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30080 Scenarios: Baine, Thrall, Saurfang, and More

Rise of Azshara PTR Notes - April 16, Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30080 Achievement Changes

Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30080 Misc Changes

Overwatch Storm Rising Event Live, Developer Update, Patch 1.35 Notes

Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes - April 17th, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Dungeons and Raids

Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the maximum score from being displayed in Arathi Blizzard.

Patch 8.2 PTR - Pathfinder Part Two Requirements
With the 8.2 PTR we get our first look at the achievement requirements for Battle for Azeorth Pathfinder, Part Two - which will unlock flying!

In addition to completing Battle for Azeroth, Pathfinder Part 1, which can currently be completed on live servers, players will need to reach revered reputation status with two new factions: The Unshackled (H) / The Akoan (A) and the Rustbolt Resistance.

Players that unlock flying will also receive the Wonderwing 2.0 mount!

Patch 8.2 PTR - Anglers' Water Striders
For those of you who own a water strider mount, you will receive an Anglers' Water Striders from Nat Pagle in the mail upon logging in after Patch 8.2 goes live.

  • This new mount equipment can be slotted into your mount equipment slot to let all your mounts walk on water.
  • Your water strider will no longer be able to walk on water without this slotted.
  • This item is consumed when you replace it with a new piece of equipment in the mount equipment slot and needs to be purchased and slotted again to gain the effect.
  • If you own a water strider, you can head to The Anglers in Krasarang Wilds and purchase a new one from Nat Pagle for 40 gold.
  • Currently, there is no option to purchase this from Nat Pagle in your garrison.

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