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    Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41360

    Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41360
    A new build is now live on the PTR!

    • New Keystone Affix: Encrypted - Enemies throughout the dungeon summon Automa when engaged in combat. Defeat the Automa to unlock the First Ones' secrets and gain powerful bonuses.
    • New achievement to unlock flying in Zereth Mortis: Cyphers of the First Ones


    New Icons




    New Maps and Loading Screens



    PTR Eternity’s End Development Notes - December 7, 2021
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Hello everyone! Here are the notes for this week’s PTR update.

    Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Final Sentence (Kyrian Runecarving Power) now grants 4% damage per stack (was 3%), duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 18 seconds), and now grants the Rune and Damage buff on the initial cast of Shackle the Unworthy (and again each time it spreads).
      • Rampant Transference (Night Fae Runecarving Power) Strength per stack of Death’s Due increased by 3% (was 2%).
    • Mage
      • Harmonic Echo (Kyrian Runecarving Power) now also echoes the damage to the primary target affected by Radiant Spark’s Vulnerability.
      • Frost
        • Comet Storm (Talent) no longer removes Winter’s Chill.
      • Class Sets
        • Arcane
          • 4-piece: Reworked – Touch of the Magi’s duration is increased by 4 seconds and 25% mana regeneration for 12 seconds.
        • Frost
          • 2-piece: Removed the requirement to be in Icy Veins to trigger Comet Storm.
    • Monk
      • Class Sets
        • Brewmaster
          • 4-piece: Reworked – Keg Smash deals an additional 50% damage, heals you for 66% of damage dealt, and grants 66% of damage dealt as maximum health for 10 seconds.
            • Developers’ note: We pivoted Brewmaster to a new bonus that has more impact. This new 4pc bonus offers easy-to-access power, but savvy players who maximize the damage dealt by their Keg Smash will be able gain additional benefits from the healing and maximum health bonuses.
        • Mistweaver
          • 2-piece: Essence Font Healing increased by 5% in addition to the duration extension.
            • Developers’ note: Due to overlapping, this wasn’t increasing heal throughput as much as we’d like. Adding some additional love for Essence Font so the bonus is X.
          • 4-piece: Drinking Thunder Focus Tea with the bonus active no longer interrupts Soothing Mists.
    • Paladin
      • Class Sets
        • Protection
          • 4-piece: Fixed an issue which prevented Glorious Purpose from casting Judgment.
    • Shaman
      • Class Sets
        • Enhancement
          • 4-piece: Fixed an issue that prevented the duration extension to Storm Elemental or Fire Elemental from triggering.
        • Restoration
          • 2-piece: Reworked – Your critical healing increases the critical chance of your next Chain Heal by 2%, stacking up to 50 times.
            • Developers’ note: This includes periodic healing and proc’ed healing, so it should stack up pretty quickly from Healing Rain and Riptide ticks as well as any other healing you’re doing. This is intended to push you to really want to cast Chain Heal every now and then, but otherwise not feel like you need to spam Chain Heal to get value out of it. More of an ebb and flow feeling than the previous 2-piece.
          • 4-piece: Reworked – Your Chain Heal critical hits reduce the remaining cooldown of one of your totems by 2 seconds. Your Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem, Mana Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem now also cast Chain Heal when you drop them.
            • Developers’ note: Any totem that’s on cooldown is currently a valid choice for the cooldown reduction effect. The Chain Heal is currently cast by you, not by the totem, but the intent is for the visual to end up shooting from the totem.
    • Warrior
      • Class Sets
        • Arms
          • 2-piece: Reworked – Colossus Smash lasts 3 seconds longer and increases your damage dealt to affected enemies by an additional 10%.
          • 4-piece: Reworked – Tactician has a 50% increased chance to trigger against enemies with Colossus Smash and causes your next Overpower to grant 4% Strength, up to 20% for 15 seconds.

    Dungeons and Raids
    • New Raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones
      • The following Heroic encounters will be available for testing on December 9:
        • Artificer Xy’mox
        • Lihuvim, Principal Architect

    Quests
    • New Campaign Chapters
      • Chapters 4 and 5 are available in the December 7 PTR update.

    Torghast, Tower of the Damned
    • New Game Mode: The Jailer’s Gauntlet
      • Floor starting points are now closer to the encounter area.
      • There will now be a number of portals in the encounter area representing the number of waves remaining. These will be removed one by one as waves spawn in.
      • There is now a larger variety of enemies.

    Zereth Mortis
    • Cypher of the First Ones
      • This feature is now available for testing.
    • Protoform Synthesis
      • A new crafting system that allows you to gather reagents and create Zereth Mortis-themed mounts and battle pets.
    • New side quests are available in the December 7 PTR update.
    • More treasures to discover have been added.

    Achievement Changes
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Shadowlands
    Exploration
    • Cyphers of the First Ones (New) Complete each of the Cyphers listed below. Reward: Zereth Mortis Flying. 10 points.
    • Traversing the Spheres Use Firim's Core-Tap on Progentor Forges throughout Zereth Mortis to obtain the following rare proto-materials. 5 points. 10 points.

    Quests
    • From A to Zereth Complete all of the Zereth Mortis achivements listed below. Mount Reward: Cryptic Aurelid. 25 points. Account Wide.

    Shadowlands Dungeon
    Dungeons & Raids



    Spell Changes
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Class Tier Set Bonuses

    Druid Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Sickle of the Lion Entering Berserk causes you to lacerate strike all nearby enemies, dealing [ 700% of Attack Power ] Bleed damage over 10 sec.

    Hunter Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Focused Trickery Spending 80 Focus grants you 2 charges of Trick Shots. Spending 40 Focus grants you 1 charge of Trick Shots.

    Mage Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Arcane Lucidity After consuming 8 Clearcasting your next Touch of the Magi is instant, incurs no cooldown and lasts for 6 sec. Touch of the Magi's duration is increased by 4 sec and grants 25% mana regeneration for 12 sec.
    • Frost Storm While Icy Veins is active your spells have a 25% chance to call down a Comet Storm on your target enemy. This effect cannot occur more than once every 30 sec sec. 20 sec sec.

    Monk Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Breath of the Cosmos Name changed from " 9.2.0 Class Set - Monk - Brewmaster - 2PC" to "Breath of the Cosmos".
    • Keg of the Heavens (New) Keg Smash deals an additional 50% damage, heals you for 66% of damage dealt, and grants 66% of damage dealt as maximum health for 10 sec.
    • Grandiose Font Name changed from " 9.2.0 Class Set - Monk - Mistweaver - 2PC" to "Grandiose Font". Essence Font's residual healing effect is increased by 5% and lasts an additional 2 sec.
    • Tea of the Grand Upwelling Name changed from " 9.2.0 Class Set - Monk - Mistweaver - 4PC" to "Tea of the Grand Upwelling".

    Priest Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Living Shadow Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate for 8 sec. Your shadow follows you, dealing [ 138.4% [ 1,038% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to your target over the duration.

    Shaman Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Heal the Soul Chain Heal's critical hit chance is increased by 30% on all targets it hits when cast on a target affected by your Riptide. Your critical healing increases the critical chance of your next Chain Heal by 2%, stacking up to 50 times.
    • Heal the Soul Your Chain Heal critical hits reduce the remaining cooldown of Spirit Link Totem by 2 sec. one of your totems by 2 sec. Your Healing Stream Totem, Healing Tide Totem, Mana Tide Totem, and Spirit Link Totem now also cast Chain Heal when you drop them.

    Warrior Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
    • Pile On Increases the duration of your Colossus Smash and Warbreaker by 3 sec. Colossus Smash lasts 3 sec longer and increases your damage dealt to affected enemies by an additional 10%.
    • Pile On Every 75 Rage consumed increases the effectiveness of your next Colossus Smash or Warbreaker by 2%, up to 10%. Tactician has a 50% increased chance to proc against enemies with Colossus Smash and causes your next Overpower to grant 4% Strength, up to 20% for 15 sec.

    Item Set Bonuses

    Runeforge Legendary Abilities
    • Harmonic Echo Damage dealt to enemies affected by Radiant Spark's vulnerability echo to 4 nearby enemies for 30% your current enemy target and 4 nearby enemies for 25% of the damage dealt. Instant.

    Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
    • Final Sentence When Shackle the Unworthy spreads is applied to an enemy, instantly gain a Rune and your damage is increased by 3%, stacking up to 15% for 18 sec. Instant. 4%, stacking up to 20% for 15 sec. Instant.
    • Rampant Transference The Strength gained from Death's Due is increased by 2% 3% and persists for 2 sec longer. While standing within your Death's Due your Runic Power generation is increased by 20%. Instant.

    Item Effects
    • Admiral Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Adventurous Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Autorecreation Allows you to reconstruct yourself upon death in outdoor Shadowlands zones with 25% health and mana. This effect can occur only once every 60 minutes.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
    • Chef Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Cosmic Boom Your damaging abilities have a chance to unleash a blast at the target, dealing 0 Cosmic damage. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
    • Crystallized Allows you to crystallize enhancements from Consoles.Crystallized abilities grow more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
    • Dapper Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Dimensional Translators Activate the dimensional translators to cross a great distance in outdoor Shadowlands zones. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones. 10 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
    • Gladiator's Fastidious Resolve Activate the Broker defenses, protecting yourself from spell interruption and crowd control effects. The defenses withstand up to 3 effects and persist for 30 sec. Instant. 2 min cooldown. 3 min cooldown.
    • Lovely Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Pepepec (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Pirate Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Pocobold (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Pocopoc Resonance Resonates with Pocopoc, increasing the stats and effectiveness of Pocopoc's forms and abilities. its forms and abilities. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
    • Prepare Kettle of Stone Soup Set out a Kettle of Stone Soup, ready to fill with delicious ingredients. Finish it to to feed up to 35 people in your raid or party! Once complete, restores 0 health and 0 mana over 20 sec. Must remain seated while eating. If you spend at least 10 seconds eating you will become well fed and gain 0 in a stat for 60 min. Melee range. 1 sec cast.3 min cooldown.
    • Random Sayaad Name changed from "Random Tormentor" to "Random Sayaad".
    • Raw Speed Increases your movement and mounted speed in outdoor Shadowlands zones by 10%.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
    • Strengthen Pact - Incubus Name changed from "Strengthen Pact" to "Strengthen Pact - Incubus".
    • Strengthen Pact - Succubus Name changed from "Strengthen Pact" to "Strengthen Pact - Succubus".
    • Strip Advantage Your abilities have a chance to strip the target of its power, decreasing damage done by 5% 1% and increasing damage taken by 5% 1%. Your Cypher power allows this effect to be applied up to 1 stack. This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones. Approximately 2 procs per minute.
    • Treasurefinder Enhances Pocopoc's ability to locate hidden stashes, and increases the treasure found within.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.
    • Wicked Pocopoc (New) Pocopoc can wear a new type of costume. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Zereth Vision Grants you Zereth Vision, allowing you the ability to identify Pocopoc Energy nodes within Zereth Mortis.This ability grows more powerful as you research the Cyphers of the First Ones.

    Raid & Dungeon Abilities
    • [DNT] Unending Hunger Trigger Check 100 yd range. Instant. 200 yd range. Instant.
    • Befouled Barrier Anduin summons a Befouled Barrier that inflicts 25 35 Twilight damage to all players and creates a barrier that persists for 25 sec. 75% of healing received by players within the area is redirected to the barrier. Up to 450 healing received reduces the size of the barrier. Upon expiration, the barrier explodes inflicting 50 Twilight damage and tainting all players, absorbing up to 450 healing received based on the size of the Befouled Barrier. 300 yd range. Instant.
    • Chains of Oppression Zovaal summons chains, pulling the players and inflicting 15 Shadow damage every 2 sec for 8 sec. 300 yd range. Instant. 6 sec. Zovaal then begins casting Oppression. 300 yd range. Instant.
    • Cosmic Ejection The core jettisons stellar material from its orbiting bodies, inflicting 30 Cosmic damage and an additional 2 Cosmic damage every half-second to all players within 5 yards of the nearest player, snaring them by 10% 20% for 5 sec. This effect stacks. Instant.
    • Cosmic Ejection The core jettisons stellar material from its orbiting bodies, inflicting 30 Cosmic damage and an additional 2 Cosmic damage every half-second to all players within 5 yards of the nearest player, snaring them by 10% 20% for 5 sec. This effect stacks. Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Encroaching Dominion Domination Cores exude bolts of dark energy, inflicting 30 Shadow damage to players within 4 yards of the impacts, and creating pools that last for 60 sec that inflict 11 20 Shadow damage every 1.5 sec. to those who stand in them. Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Ephemeral Burst (New) Inflicts 20 Cosmic damage. Instant.
    • Ephemeral Supernova As Xy'mox unlocks the Forerunner Relic, it billows waves of energy every 2 sec, inflicting 5 Cosmic damage to all players. Further damage taken from Ephemeral Supernova is increased by 10% for 30 8 sec. 300 yd range. Instant.
    • Exposed Core The construct exposes its core as it draws in matter to reclaim. All players suffer 200 Cosmic damage every 2 150 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 10 sec. 300 yd range. Instant.
    • Interdimensional Tear Xy'mox marks players, after 8 sec the mark detonates, inflicting 20 Arcane damage to players within 6 yds, and creating an Interdimensional Wormhole at their location. Players can travel between wormholes Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Misery Zovaal delivers a crushing attack, inflicting 400 600 Physical damage split among all players within 10 yards of impact. Players hit by this attack knocked back and take 200% increased damage from Physical attacks for 30 sec. 1,000 yd range. Instant. are knocked back. 1,000 yd range. Instant.
    • Persecution (New) Zovaal unleashes a powerful attack, inflicting 200 Physical damage and increasing Physical damage taken by 200% for 40 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Persecution Zovaal unleashes a powerful attack, inflicting 200 Physical damage. 200 yd range. Instant. and increasing Physical damage taken by 200% for 40 sec. 200 yd range. Instant.
    • Suffering Zovaal delivers a maw infused attack to all near by players, inflicting an initial 30 Shadow damage and then 15 Shadow players, inflicting an initial 30 Physical damage and bleed for 10 Physical damage every 3 sec for 21 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Tyranny Dominated Pylons leave behind an Essence of Tyranny that launches at a target, inflicting 40 Shadow damage initially and 15 30 Shadow damage initially and 10 Shadow damage every 3 sec for 15 sec to the target and every player in the way. 300 yd range. Instant.



    Garrison Talents
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Covenant Abilities
    • Aealic Understanding Tier 1, Column 2. Spell: |L290-Unlock access to Lore Concordances across Zereth Mortis. Being able to fully read a Lore Concordance will grant a bonus to all players that are near it.|l Gain access to Enhancement Consoles. Enhancement Consoles provide you with a selection of enhancements that last for 15 minutes.|l
    • Altonian Understanding Tier 7, Column 2. Spell: |L290-Gain the ability to communicate and interact interact, and quest with Jiro in the Terrace of Formation, Pilgrim's Grace and Untamed Verdure.|l
    • Bassalim Name changed from "Redulim" to "Bassalim". Tier 6, Column 4. Spell: |L290-$@garrspelldesc|l Pocopoc gains the ability to temporarily convert a Coreless Guardian into a Resonant Guardian. You and upto 2 other individuals can use the Guardian vehicle to cause havoc in Zereth Mortis. $@garrspelldesc|l
    • Cachial Tier 4, Column 1. Spell: |L290-You can interact with the Caches of Creation puzzles. Pocopoc can also be asked to seek out and them on your mini-map when one is nearby.|l seek out and mark nearby Caches. Decrypting Caches of Creation can award you Cyphers of the First Ones.|l
    • Corial Tier 5, Column 1. Spell: |L290-Pocopoc can be asked may now to seek out and mark Coreless Automa on your mini-map when one is nearby.|l nearby Coreless Automa. In addition unlocking |lDealic |L290-Understanding will allow Pocopoc to temporarily take control of wildlife to assist you in combat.|l
    • Dealic Understanding Tier 1, Column 3. Spell: |L290-Gain access to Enhancement Consoles. The Enhancement Consoles provide players a selection of limited time ehancments.|l Pocopoc gains the ability to take control of wildlife to assist you in combat for 3 minutes. Pocopoc can interact with Echoed Jiro in the South West region of Zereth Mortis. You gain a deeper understanding of the Concordances. You can access a Protoform Synthesis forge to instantiate small creatures.|l
    • Echial Tier 3, Column 1. Spell: |L290-Pocopoc can be asked to seek out and mark Echoed Jiro on your mini-map when one is nearby.|l nearby. |lDealic |L290-Understanding will allow Pocopoc to interact with Echoed Jiro, granting you increased movement speed, improved resources when gathering, or reduce enemy detection range.|l
    • Metrial Understanding Tier 1, Column 1. Spell: Gain access to a Progenitor Core Pet and upgrades. Concordances in Zereth Mortis. |L290-Being able to fully read a Lore Concordance will grant a bonus to all players that are near it.|l
    • Sopranian Understanding Tier 7, Column 3. Spell: |L290-Gain the ability to communicate and interact with Automa in the Lost Ruins and Unstable Desert.|l interact, and quest with Automa in the Arrangement Index and Endless Sands. You can also gain access to a Protoform Synthesis forge that allows you to instantiate large creatures.|l
    • Trebalim Understanding Tier 1, Column 4. Spell: |L290-Grants access to advanced Progenitor Core Pet upgrades. Pocopoc will be able to take on additonal Pocopoc gains the ability to take on additonal combat roles to help you while in Zereth Mortis.|l Mortis. When in one of these roles you gain access to a new ability. You gain an even deeper understanding of the Concordances. |l
    • Visial Tier 6, Column 1. Spell: |L290-Allows visual enhancements of Pocopoc.|l customization of Pocopoc at the Core Configuration Console in Exile's Hollow.|l



    Strings Changes
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
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    • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_626 - Requires Dealic. Requires Trebalim Understanding.
    • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_630 (New) - Requires Architect.



    Misc Changes
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Battle Masters
    • All Arenas - Brawl. Level: 60. Players: 1-6. Rated players: 6. Maps: Black Rook Hold Arena, Blade's Edge Arena, Mugambala, Nagrand Arena, Ruins of Lordaeron, The Tiger's Peak, Tol'Viron Arena.
    • Enigma Arena (New) - Level: 60. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Enigma Arena.

    Holidays
    • PvP Brawl: Solo Shuffle (New)

    Keystone Affixes
    • Encrypted (New) - Enemies throughout the dungeon summon Automa when engaged in combat. Defeat the Automa to unlock the First Ones' secrets and gain powerful bonuses.

    Map Areas
    Unknown
    • Enigma Arena (New)
    • Genesis Cradle - Name changed from "Cornerstone of Creation" to "Genesis Cradle".
    • Maldraxxus Coliseum (New)
    • Maldraxxus Coliseum (New)
    • Protoform Repository - Name changed from "Proto Repository" to "Protoform Repository".
    • The Grand Design (New)

    Map Difficulties
    • Enigma Arena - Name changed from "Progenitor Arena" to "Enigma Arena". Max players: 5.

    Maps
    Shadowlands
    • Enigma Arena - Name changed from "Progenitor Arena" to "Enigma Arena". Directory: 2511. Type: Normal. Time is always 12:00am. Arena. Time is always 12:00am.

    Mounts
    Ground Mounts
    • Bronze Gastropod - Ground Mount. Bronze Gastropod. "Some gastropods of Zereth Mortis have inexplicably naturally metallic shells. These are generally--and inexplicably--bronze, indistinct from the metal any novice mortal miner might work, save that no mortal labor could craft this living creature." Source: Profession: Protoform Synthesis
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    Hoping for a DH set change...

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    What I don't get is the 33rd comment on the forums and they change warriors set like...ok things are complained about from pre beta stages and nothing happens for and entire expansion.

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    "Class Sets
    Enhancement
    4-piece: Fixed an issue that prevented the duration extension to Storm Elemental or Fire Elemental from triggering."

    I'm assuming this meant Elemental.

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    The MW Set sounds like a joke. 5% .ore healing on essencefont and TFT no longer interrupt Soothing mist... Lol. This would be great for pvp but pretty useless and boring for pve.

    And the brewmaster Legendary makes the strongest leggy( kegsmash has 2 charges) even more usefull.

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    now thats a nice upgrade on the brewmaster 4set damage and defense and its not some boring shit well done actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by tru View Post
    What I don't get is the 33rd comment on the forums and they change warriors set like...ok things are complained about from pre beta stages and nothing happens for and entire expansion.
    Now they do listen and react accordingly, aint that a good thing?

    Yeah they were shite at it in the past, most of the time. Now they have said its changing, we can see that from these tier set changes. Aint that nothing but a good thing?

    We cant bitch and moan even when they do listen "Because they didnt before", its a useless argument.

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    I like the resto shaman set. I love using more spells and now Chain heal is definitely relevant.

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    So is Encrypted basically Tormented again?

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