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7.2 has arrived on the PTR, just days after Nighthold's opening and Blizzard are quick to note that most of the patch's content is not actually on the PTR at the moment. Demon Assaults aka Broken Isles invasions, Pet battle dungeons, transmog sets, tab targeting improvements and some upgraded visual effects are the focus of the announcement, but with datamining we should be getting a lot more info on 7.2 very soon.
You can also check out our early preview of the build, with the invasions, Tomb dungeon journal, Cathedral of Night dungeon, and more.
Welcome to the Patch 7.2 PTR! As we’re just getting our 7.2 public test phase underway, we’d like to give you some context into what you’ll see (and won’t see) in this first build.
Most of Patch 7.2’s major content isn’t enabled in this build – that’ll be coming in a few weeks. Our primary testing focus for this build will be Demon Assaults, as well as general game stability (e.g. crashes). 7.2’s Pet Battle Dungeon should also be available for testing.
There’s a few other things of note that are enabled for initial testing in this build, but be aware that many of them are still heavily under development:
Transmog Item Sets: This is an update to the Transmogrification System that tracks the progress and collections of Raid and PVP item sets, and we’d love your feedback on it. Tab targeting improvements: We’re hard at work making some improvements to this feature, and have a few updates in this build that should make tab targeting feel more natural. Please let us know what you think! Some updated visual effects for Hunters, Death Knights, and Balance Druids: This is still very much in a work-in-progress state, but we’re making a few improvements to the look and feel of these classes, and want to hear your feedback.
You may also start to see some bits and pieces of an improvement we’re making to PvP gearing in 7.2 through the Obliterum Forge (which will no longer require completing a quest chain to unlock). The intent of this system is to allow players who have received multiple pieces of unwanted gear to exchange them for a piece of their choosing. It’s not yet ready for testing, but it’s on the way.
The initial build of Patch 7.2 has been deployed to test realms. Here's a first overview.
During invasions, world quests are replaced by invasion quests. The entire zone will be under attack.
There are multiple invasion quests available per invasion zone.
Tomb of Sargeras Raid
Nine bosses are at the moment present in the journal. There is no loot information available right now.
Kil'jaeden's Model is currently not available, but we were able to see it during the BlizzCon slideshow.
Cathedral of Eternal Night Dungeon
Is a four-boss dungeon that requires attunement, currently available on Heroic / Mythic difficulty.
Has been split into two, lower / upper Karazhan and can be now accessed via Dungeon Finder.
Dungeon Item Level Update
The item level of normal dungeons has been increased to 825+. The item level of heroic dungeons has been increased to 845+ The item level of Mythic dungeons has been increased to 865+. Class Mounts
The initial build also contains some of the new class mounts and they seem to have different color variations based on spec.
Patch 7.2 is underway, hitting test servers today. The patch was previewed in more detail at BlizzCon 2016. It contains flying, the Tomb of Sargeras, custom flying mounts for every class, the Armies of Legionfall faction, Artifact updates and more!
We don't expect all the content to be available immediately at PTR launch.
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Flying is coming back! You'll have to complete the Legion Pathfinder achievement, revolving around outdoor gameplay. You'll need to reach Exalted with the new Legionfall rep. At the end of the Broken Shore experience, every class will get a custom class flying mount! Class Order Halls continues. The Tomb of Sargeras The Eye of Aman'thul is the fifth pillar of creation that awaits us in the Nighthold and we'll put them to use. We'll fight the Avatar of Sargeras and Kil'jaeden. Restoring and building elven ruins to create a foothold (similar to Isle of Quel'danas Patch 2.4) will be introduced when we'll be building our way up to the Tomb. Armies of Legionfall faction is introduced. Alliance & the Horde side to bring down a common foe. New World Quests Legion Assaults (similar to demon invasions) Will disable all world quests in a specific area, the sky will turn dark. Cathedral of Eternal Night (Dungeon) is coming, available in all difficulties. PvP in 7.2
PvP Brawls (inspired by brawls in Hearthstone and Overwatch). Adds variations to custom battleground rulesets. Southshore vs. Tarrel Mill is back. 15 vs 15 player arenas are coming. Winter Arathi Basin Low visibility twist. Mounted combat is likely to happen (Ion mentions all players on rats while fighting) Artifact Updates in 7.2
15 new points to spent to empower your weapon. You can spend a fourth point in existing trait. New gold trait coming. New ways to upgrade your weapon A new three-pointer. Relics that will modify more than one trait will be available. There's a continuation of the questline A new hidden appearance for all Artifacts will be added . Requires proving class trials. Guardian Druids are getting an awesome looking bear form! Dungeon Content in 7.2
Tomb of Sargeras raid will be added. Baseline Heroic/Mythic adjustments Across the board the difficulty and rewards of existing dungeons will be increased to stay relevant. Upper & Lower Karazhan (available in Heroic & Mythic difficultties). New affixes (Imagine all mobs being a blood of Il'gynoth). Legion End Content
To put an end to the Legion once and for all, we'll have to venture to Argus. More details will be announced soon™.
With Patch 7.1.5 live, you may have noticed an increased drop-rate of Curious Coins. Aerythlea confirmed that in a blue post.
I'll pull this one out of stealth, the drop-rate of Curious Coins was indeed increased with 7.1.5.
What Items Can You Get?
Xur'ios in Dalaran offers different items every day. If you want a specific item, you need to regularly pay him a visit. The items he sells are
Arcadian War Turtle Boon of the Nether Formula: Soul Fibril Gjallar's "Horn" Ingram's Puzzle Krota's Shield Mote of Light Recipe: Flamespike Recipe: Leather Love Seat Schematic: Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix Technique: Straszan Mark Arcadian War Turtle
Costs 150 Curious Coins.
Gul'dan also drops vanity items that aren't visible under the Nighthold loot tables in the journal. Players on reddit have been reporting two toy drops off Gul'dan. Both were obtained on Normal or higher difficulty, so it's safe to assume that they won't drop in LFR.
Skull of Corruption Is only lootable by Demon Hunters, but it can be traded to anyone else after, even sold in the Auction House. It makes your character kneel with a skull in his/her hand. Memory Cube is rewarded upon completing a quest line which starts by killing Chronomatic Anomaly that drops Mysterious Cube. When interacted with, players will "relive" various Legion cinematics. Golden Hearthstone Card: Lord Jaraxxus Turns the player into Lord Jaraxxus for one minute and replaces actionbars with emotes he does during the encounter.
Image courtesy of redditor Mitsiee
There's one more toy unique to Demon Hunters - Fel Focusing Crystal. It hasn't dropped yet. It's also BoE.
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