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<The Sleeping Knights> (Grizzly Hills/Lothar)is a new casual Alliance guild of experienced players who have been gaming together since 1999. We want to progress through content with mature players. We typically group up Friday and Saturday evenings and sometimes Sundays during the day and/or evening EST. We’re looking to fill raid slots to for at least three dps, one back up tank, but definitely anyone is welcome. We have completed 7/7 EN Normal. Also working toward Nighthold. We currently are progressing through mythic+7, and welcome more to join. We have experienced raid leaders and look forward to progressing through content. PVP players and alts are definitely welcome too. We use Discord for chat.
For more info or for questions please contact realID:
Nighthold opens this week and with it the Suramar campaign continues. Wrath Timewalking and the world boss Humongris are up.
The third Legion raid is now open and this week it's available on Normal/Heroic difficulty. The first wing of LFR and Mythic difficulty will unlock next week. More information can be found in our detailed Nighthold Survival Guide. World Boss Humongris
Humongris is up this week. Search for the Pocket Wizard world quest in Val'sharah. If you've been killing Legion World Bosses since Legion launch, you should have already unlocked the Artifact appearance via Unleashed Monstrosities. The base appearance can finally be unlocked (Improving on History) now that Nighthold is open.
World Boss Loot Tables
Coerced Wizard's Cloak Mantle of the Aspiring Spellgiant Padawsen's Squished Pauldrons Padawsen's Unlucky Charm Sea Giant Toothpick Fragment Shoulderguards of Unimaginative Magic Shoulderplates of Oversized Sorcery Wrath Timewalking Dungeon Event (January 17 - 24)
Don't forget to pick the quest A Burning Path Through Time from Archmage Timear or from within the Adventure Journal. Completing five Timewalking dungeons rewards Accolade of Victory Cache of Nightborne Treasures 1 Seal of Broken Fate During Wrath Timewalking, you can get items like Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake. Reins of the Infinite Timereaver is personal loot and the mount has a chance to drop off of any boss in Timewalking dungeons. You can start saving your Timewarped Badges for Pandaria Timewalking to get The mount Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade Pets - Infinite Hatchling, Paradox Spirit and other vanity items such as Portable Yak Wash or Shado-Pan Dragon Gun. Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza
Is back and available as a world quest every Sunday at 2 p.m. PST. More on what has changed can be read here. Lunar Festival (January 21 - February 4)
Our detailed guide can be found here. Call of the Scarab (January 21 - 23)
To commemorate the first banging of the Scarab Gong, this is the first micro-holiday to hit live servers. More information can be found in our preview. Insurrection Story
The last quest Lord of the Shadow Council can be complete now that Nighthold is open. All you need to do is defeat Gul'dan . The quest reward is Headpiece of the Shadow Council. After defeating Gul'dan there will be an additional quest called "Fate of the Nightborne" (it isn't in the database yet) that will give you the Arcanist's Manasaber mount. Mythic+ Affixes (US)
Sanguine // Overflowing // Tyrannical
Mythic+ Affixes (EU)
Raging // Necrotic // Fortified
Our mission is to enjoy World of Warcraft with old and new friends, defeat Azeroth’s enemies, experience daring sagas and savor the land of Azeroth and beyond.
Ascendency is a guild comprised of sociable, mature (21+), team oriented and easy going players. We are looking for more with similar affinities wanting to explore the game and all its aspects all while having fun. All classes are welcomed. Here’s what we offer:
Server: US-Thrall – EST
Member Type: Adult (21+) Working class w/full time jobs
Voice Service: Discord
Bi-monthly guild contests/activities, holiday events, and general achievement runs.
We strive to foster a guild community that represents our values and serve as a home for members, our focus for Legion will be PVE Raid content, Group Mythic Dungeon runs, PVP content, and Achievements.
For those dedicated, who seek a challenge, and are able to progressively ascend higher-level content, come join the Ascendant Legion to defeat Azeroth’s enemies.
Details: Normal progression
Tuesday - 8PM EST (3hr)/Wednesday - 8PM EST (3hr)
We are 7/7 Emerald Night, 3/3 Trial of Valor and 3/10 Nighthold on the first week!
Death Knight - Tank Demon Hunter - Tank Druid - Tank, Range Dps or Healer Mage - Dps Monk - Tank, Dps or Healer Paladin - Tank or Healer Priest - Healer Shaman - Range Dps Warlock - Dps Hunter - Range Dps
Class: The one you enjoy (with a chosen off-spec kept up to date)
For those interested in competing together to slay opposing faction players, join and help forge a merciless cadre of champions.
Details: Battlegrounds/Thursdays - 8:30PM EST (2hrs)
Class: The one you enjoy
Group Mythic Dungeons:
For those interested in challenging themselves outside of Raids, then the new Mythic Dungeons feature could be the right fit for you. You get showcase your talents and get rewarded with increasing challenges and loot. Mythic groups will be more fluid than our raid group and can be run on more accommodating night for players with fluctuating schedules.
Details: 5-Man Group
Sunday/Monday-8PM EST (2hrs)
Class: The one you enjoy (with a chosen off-spec kept up to date)
As an effort to promote the guild’s values, We plan to seek both old content and new, accomplishing those more elusive ones as a group while having a great time. Achievements like For the Horde, Herald of the Titans, meta-raid, and dungeon achievements are some of the achievement we will be looking complete. Our goal is work together and support fellow members to accomplish some the games toughest achievements. Some require a team to complete or at the very least make it easier.
Details: Ascendency Members/As scheduled
The guild has a paid web site, Facebook page and a Twitter account enabling members to socialize and stay informed with the latest and greatest. The website is our primary location to keep up with happenings of the guild.
Kyriale#1795 - Jyotika
Esabeth#1634 - Caelaera
Feorne#1606 - Nóz
Kelden#1324 - Stormdash
More class tuning coming next reset and Nighthold trinkets get re-assesed, featuring dev notes.
More changes are afoot, as there's class tuning coming up next reset for Mythic week, featuring Druid, Hunter, Mage, Monk, Paladin and Warlock tinkering. Paladins also get another ray of hope that their beloved Convergence of Fates will get un-nerfedintotheground as Blizzard re-assess some Nighthold trinkets in the second blue post below.
As we prepare for the opening of Mythic Nighthold, we're planning another round of balance tuning for a few specs. These will be applied with the next weekly maintenance.
Feral Increased the damage of most Feral spells and abilities by 8%. (Ashamane's Frenzy, Brutal Slash, Ferocious Bite, Maim, Moonfire, Rake, Shred, Swipe, Thrash, Rip) Designer Notes: Feral's playstyle feels good, but isn't putting up the numbers that it should be, so we're giving them an across-the-board damage buff.
Combat Experience (Pet Passive) now increases the damage of primary pets by 60% (up from 50%). Designer Notes: This is primarily a damage buff to Beast Mastery, but will have a tiny benefit to Survival and occasionally Marksmanship as well. Marksmanship Arcane Shot now generates 8 Focus (up from 5). Multi-Shot now generates 3 Focus per target hit (up from 2). Sidewinders damage increased by 33%. Designer Notes: Marksmanship has given a lot of feedback that the rotation often winds up casting too many consecutive Focus generators. We are making two changes: first, helping avoid that problem by increasing the Focus generation of Arcane Shot and Multi-Shot. Second, making it more attractive to use Sidewinders in more situations, for players who prefer the pacing of the rotation with that talent.
Arcane Increased the damage of most Arcane spells and abilities by 5%. (Arcane Barrage, Arcane Blast, Arcane Explosion, Arcane Missiles, Arcane Orb, Nether Tempest, Supernova) Overpowered now increases the damage and mana cost bonuses of Arcane Power to 60% (down from 70%). Amplification now increases Arcane Missiles damage by 12% (down from 15%). Designer Notes: Arcane has been doing well in 7.1.5, but its numbers are lacking a bit. We're giving them an across-the-board damage buff, but tempering that with small reductions to a couple new talents that are proving to be too strong. Fire Pyroblast mana cost reduced by 20%. Flamestrikemana cost reduced by 17%. Designer Notes: Under certain circumstances, it was possible for Fire to run out of mana. It's only intended that mana is a constraint on Fire's utility, not its damage. Frost Comet Storm damage increased by 24%. Flurry now fires its missiles faster. Designer Notes: Comet Storm is failing to live up to expectations, so we're buffing its damage. The Flurry change will help Flurry feel more responsive, while simultaneously solving a potential issue where Winter's Chill could apply to two Ice Lances (instead of just one, as intended) at extremely high Haste levels.
Brewmaster Keg Smash damage increased by 10%, and it no longer deals reduced damage to 6+ targets. Breath of Fire damage increased 11%. Designer Notes: Brewmasters could use a bit of help on damage, especially in AoE.
Retribution Crusade now increases damage and Haste by 3% per stack (down from 3.5%). Blade of Justice damage increased by 20%, unchanged in PvP. Designer Notes: Retribution's total damage is looking quite strong in 7.1.5, which is fine on its own. However, how that damage is delivered matters quite a bit as well. We've been seeing more and more than Paladins find that the optimal way to maximize their performance is to focus everything they can on boosting their damage during Crusade. This creates a number of problems, including: Crusade feels mandatory, your damage feels very unrewarding outside of Crusade, trinkets and artifact traits are viewed as either amazing or terrible based on whether they synergize with Crusade, and others.
As such, we're going to tone down Crusade, and compensate with a buff to Blade of Justice. For those that had maximized Crusade to an extreme degree, this may result in a small overall nerf – this is intended. This change also helps prevent Divine Hammer from being too dominant in single-target situations.
Destruction Chaos Bolt damage increased by 9%. Rain of Fire damage increased by 30%. Cataclysm damage increased by 29%. Designer Notes: Destruction's damage isn't as high as it should be. In particular, some of its spells that should feel the most rewarding aren't hitting hard enough, especially in AoE situations. We're buffing the damage of those spells.
As always, there may be additional PvP-only tuning applied along with these changes. We'll share details on any such changes once they've been determined.
We've been following the discussion on the recent changes to the Convergence of Fates trinkets for Retribution Paladins, as well as the surrounding discussions about trinket balance in general, and wanted to give a quick update on what we're planning:
The original value of Convergence for Ret was wildly out of line with other trinkets, largely due to its interaction with Crusade. After investigation, however, we believe that the change we made may have overshot the mark. We’ll be making some additional adjustments to Convergence of Fate, to make sure that it’s still a good trinket for Ret.
We’re also investigating Convergence’s value to other classes, particularly those with talents that replace the cooldowns that Convergence effects (such as Dark Arbiter for Unholy Death Knights). Like Crusade, those talents are made significantly more powerful when combined with Convergence of Fate, so we’ll likely need to make some adjustments when those kinds of talents are selected as well.
We are also planning to improve Nighthold trinkets which have effects that aren’t a stat buff, such as the slam on Might of Krosus. We will post more information about this as soon as we have settled on the appropriate values, and are planning to make the changes with raid resets next week.