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With Patch 7.1 releasing today, there's so much to do after maintenance!
Karazhan attunement starts with Khadgar in Dalaran. You'll have to farm a few dungeons on Mythic difficulty to get attuned.
Edict of the God-King - Defeat God-King Skovald in Halls of Valor on Mythic difficulty. Unwanted Evidence - Bring the Fel Crystal Fragment to Archmage Khadgar in Dalaran. Uncovering Orders - Recover the Fragment of Spite from Blackrook Hold (Mythic), the Fragment of Power from Violet Hold (Mythic), and the Fragment of Torment from Vault of the Wardens (Mythic). Addon Update
Don't forget to update your addons for the newest patch. World Boss
Drugon the Frostblood is up this week.
World Boss Loot Tables
Assorted Dragonscale Bracers Drugon's Snowglobe Ettin Fingernail Ettinbone Bracers Giant's Handkerchief Snowdrift Bracers Wax-Sealed Leather Bracers Mythic+ Affixes (US)
Sanguine, Volcanic, TBA (haven;t been doing +10 yet) Legion Dungeon Event
Sign of the Warrior is active this week: The final boss of each Legion dungeon will drop an extra item. Don't forget to pick the quest from Archmage Timear in Dalaran. To get Cache of Nightmarish Treasures, you have to finish 4 dungeons in Mythic difficulty, which shouldn't be an issue given the Karazhan attunement. Other
Hallow's End continues until October 25. For a complete overview, don't forget to check our Survival Guide.
See what your friends are up to (and queued for) and join them more easily!
It seems we're getting even more tools to connect to each other! After the recent addition of Blizzard Voice now 7.1 brings with it another way to check out what your friends are doing and join them!
Now, while this is a very handy tool and will certainly make life easier (and more social!) for a lot of people, it seems it only emphasizes the need for an "appear offline" or "private" option in the game, as some players don't feel like sharing absolutely everything with their Battle.net friends. The latest status on that was that the feature is on the backburner, and that was two years ago.
We’re making it even easier to find your friends and join them on their adventures through Azeroth with the addition of a Quick Join option in patch 7.1: Return to Karazahn.
You’ll be able to quickly and easily see friends who have queued for select eligible content within your Social tab (o) in the “Quick Join” tab. You’ll also be able to recommend others by using /invite to join the group even if they aren’t already friends with the group leader. Additionally, friends won’t need to leave their queue to add you and will receive a join request that they can accept or deny for each additional member.
What content queues will you be able to join your friends for?
Dungeon Finder Raid Finder Premade Group Listings (once the friend has joined the group) Non-rated Battlegrounds Non-rated Arenas World PvP such as Ashran So whether it’s your guildmate, your Battle.net friend, or your Real ID friend, you’ll be able to find each other and take part in a variety of game aspects without the need to ask the age old questions of– “What are you doing?” “Any room in your group?” “Can my other friend join?” You’ll just be able to see all of your friends, see what they’re up to, and ask to join with just a couple of clicks. It’s so easy, a drogbar can do it!
A detailed preview of encounters & loot tables.
Find out how exactly the new Karazhan differs from the old one.
Unannounced visitors, preparations must be made. *sips tea*
Patch 7.1 marks the return of Karazhan as a five-player dungeon (or even "raid"). It's available in Mythic only, with difficulty being slightly above regular Mythic dungeons. Requires attunement to enter. To get attuned, Khadgar will offer you a new quest in Dalaran. Involves many Mythic dungeons. Features a total of 8 (potentially nine) bosses that drop loot of item level 855+ (with the ability of all the gear to be Warforged/Titanforged). It's highly likely that Nightbane is Karazhan's secret 9th boss. More information available here. Attunement
The attunement questline for Karazhan primarily involves Mythic dungeon content.
Ion Hazzikostas also confirmed the required 850+ item level followers for attunement to be wrong. It's an investigation mission associated with Karazhan that will award bonus loot. The mission itself requires followers with a minimum item level 850. Upon completion, you'll receive an item to start the quest line in Deadwing Pass.
The updated Karazhan encounters are a blend of old and new bosses giving the dungeon the proper "Legion feeling". Now, if you remember the old ones, you're pretty familiar with the abilities. You can find a total of 8 bosses here:
Maiden of Virtue She will periodically place patches of Sacred Ground underneath players which will slowly expand and inflict damage to players who enter. Later she will cast Mass Repentance, which places a stun on the entire group that breaks on damage taken. Then, she protects herself with Holy Bulwark, which players must damage her to remove, and cats Holy Wrath, which players should interrupt after removing Holy Bulwark. Opera Wikket Avoid Galindre's Magic Magnificient by using vortices left over from Elfyra's Defy Gravity. This is a standard fight with bosses and adds. Healer should expect a spike in healing should their tank stand in Wondrous Radiance. For damage dealers add management should be priority as they should be killed off asap. Westfall Story There's an ability called Thunder Ritual, which requires you to move away from the group when it's about to expire. Tanks should back up when Toe Knee casts Burning Leg Sweep to avoid a stun. Damage dealers should defeat the Gang Ruffians and Shoreline Tidespeakers first to reduce the danger to your party. Beautiful Beast Don't lead Babblet through Burning Blaze to prevent her from gaining Sultry Heart. Use Drenched to clear up Burning Blaze if it gets out of hand. Damage dealers should focus on interrupting Luminore's Heat Wave to help their healers as the ability can be deadly. Tanks should interrupt Cogglestone's Dinner Bell whenever possible and be careful when he's about to use Dent Armor. Attumen the Huntsman He fights from the saddle until Midnight is at 50%. Then, they will both fight separately for a short time. Midnight will regain her Health and the fight will commence with the boss attacking from the saddle again. There's an ability called Intangible Presence which requires a dispel. Mighty Stomp will interrupt all casting. The whole group should be stacked at the tank, because of the Shared Suffering ability that would one-shot him otherwise. The damage is shared and evenly distributed to all stacking players. Moroes Uses Garotte to spread damage across the party. Tanks should worry about an ability called Coat Check that reduces they armor by 75%. Use your defensive cooldown when this is up. Moroes has lots of dinner guests and at 60% he makes them immune to any CC abilities, which is why damage dealers should focus on downing them before he hits the threshold. Ghost Traps spawn across the room and you should trap dinner guests in there. It makes them incapacitated for 1.7 minutes. The Curator A fight revolving around the boss casting spells on everybody, whereas at 10% he becomes vulnerable as he quickly recharges Mana. During this phase, he's damage taken is increased by 100%. He deals heavy damage with Overload. The boss summons bolts of Volatile Energy that deal heavy damage to the group and should be taken down by damage dealers asap. Tanks should be using their damaging area of effects strategically, as the boss has an ability called Power Discharge, which creates pools of lightning that damage anyone who stands in them. Shade of Medivh Is the replacement for Shade of Aran Medivh will periodically assault enemies with Piercing Missiles, Inferno Bolt and Frostbite until he reaches full Mana. Then he starts using one of his Focused Power abilities. Damage dealers should interrupt Frostbite whenever possible and kill the 3 Guardian images quickly. These inflict heavy groupwide damage until killed. Piercing Missiles inflict heavy damage to the tank so it's a good time to use a defensive cooldown. Medivh will cast Flamewreath and it's super important for everybody to entirely stop movement for its duration. Mana Devourer He attacks foes with various AoE abilities. He will periodically Coalesce Power during combat, expelling all of his Mana, creating Loose Unstable Mana. Players need to collect Loose Mana and clear the stacks in Energy Void before the Mana reaches the Devourer. Failure of this mechanism leads to an entire party wipe. Viz’aduum the Watcher Karazhan's last boss is a three-phase fight. During the first stage, the boss will periodically command the nearby legion ships to assault his enemies. Healers and damage dealers should lead the Fel Beam away from the party during the initial phase. During phase two (at 66%), he will retreat to the nearby Fel Beam Command Ship. Avoid taking damage from the ship's Bombardment. While on the boat, make sure to avoid being knocked off by Disintegrate. At 33% the third phase starts and the Viz'aduum retreats to the nearby Bombardment Command Ship and calls in allies from the Rift above. In the final phase, damage dealers and tanks should prevent Stabilize Rift from completing as this will greatly increase the amount of reinforcements. Loot Tables
Below, you'll find Loot Tables. The last three bosses drop 860+ gear.
Maiden of Virtue
Begrudging Confessions Virtuous Directive Drape of Shame Vest of Wanton Deeds Confiscated Manacles Cord of the Penitent Treads of the Depraved Faith's Crucible Opera
Wikket Arcanum of Weightlessness Gloomy Vortex Memory of Betrayal Wikket Witch's Hat Inordinately Wonderous Wristguards Horkin' Stuff-Lobbers Jabber Grookin' Gauntlets Short Jibbet Waistguard Greaves of Miraculous Magnificence Astonishingly Scarlet Slippers Boots of False Promises Westfall Story Love's Intermission Mrrmgmrl Grmmlmglrg Ruffian's Poisoned Blade Mantle of Conflicted Loyalties Armguards of Burning Passion Blackfin Wristband Bracelets of the Sorrowful Bride Mrrgria's Favor Toe Knee's Promise Beautiful Beast Candle of Flickering Lumens Ghastly Curse Spellbound Rose Petal Visage of Brutish Iron Cloak of Sweltering Flame Cinch of Improbable Desire Legguards of Imprisonment Trousers of Royal Vanity Majordomo's Dinner Bell Attumen the Huntsman
Dirge of the Hunted Fear of Predation Lava-Quenched Hoofplate Helm of Phantasmal Scars Choker of Barbed Reins Mantle of Hideous Trophies Calliard's Galoshes Wilderness Stalker's Softsoles Inescapable Dread Moroes
Illusion: Mongoose Jagged Emerald Perfectly Preserved Apple Castellan's Blinders Breastplate of Obligation Robes of Wicked Modesty Willbreaker Legguards Seal of Darkshire Nobility Bloodstained Handkerchief The Curator
Arcing Static Charge Fauna Analysis Widget Seeping Corruption Bite-Marked Wristplates Custodian's Soothing Touch Gauntlets of Confinement Gloves of Arcane Confluence Repurposed Golem Grips Terestian's Signet Ring Deteriorated Construct Core Shade of Medivh
Ageless Winter Anthology of Horrors Illusion: Sunfire Amulet of the Last Guardian Shoulderpads of Chaotic Thought Frozen-Link Chestguard Girdle of Ghostly Exclusion Spellwarding Waistguard Aran's Relaxing Ruby Raven Eidolon Mana Devourer
Grisly Schism Miniature Bonfire Suffused Manapearl Hood of Uncanny Perspectives Pauldrons of Encroaching Limits Unending Horizon Spaulders Wine-Stained Mantle Legguards of Countless Hours Fluctuating Energy Viz'aduum the Watcher
Rift Stabilization Shard Viz'aduum's Mindstone Unbound Reality Mask Leggings of Countless Worlds Tassets of Perpetual Despair Doomstride Footguards Ring of Collapsing Futures Eye of Command Mounts
Two mounts are currently in Karazhan's loot tables.
Midnight's Eternal Reins dropping from Attumen the Huntsman. Smoldering Ember Wyrm drops from Nightbane.
Raiding with Leashes IV: Wrath of the Lick King is returning and there are plenty of new pets to claim or sell if you don't care about pets that much.
The pets will be very valuable to pet collectors and sell for lots during the first days of 7.1 that's why they are worth the farm. With the quantity of pets increasing, prices will be decreasing, so you should try to sell them asap.
All pets can drop from WotLK raids. If you're still farming raids for Mimiron's Head, Invincible's Reins, transmogs or even nostalgia, the pets can add your weekly farms more value.
Efficient Farming Route
Assuming you'll end up in Dalaran, it's best to farm in the following order: Icecrown Citadel > Trial of the Crusader > Ulduar.
Below is a list of pet drops to make it a little easier.
Lord Marrowgar: Boneshard Deathbringer Saurfang: Blood Boil Professor Putricide: Blightbreath Sindragosa: Soulbroken Whelpling The Lich King: Drudge Ghoul & Wicked Soul Trial of the Crusader
Icehowl: Dreadmaw Anub'arak: Nerubian Swarmer Ulduar
Ignis the Furnace Master: Magma Rageling Razorscale: Ironbound Proto-Whelp Iron Council: Runeforged Servitor Auriaya: Sanctum Cub Hodir: Winter Rageling Freya: Snaplasher Mimiron: G0-R41-0N Ultratonk Yogg-Saron: Creeping Tentacle How Do I Sell Pets?
Learn them, find them in your Pet Journal > right-click a specific pet and pick > "Put in Cage". After that the pet can be sold in the Auction House.
Maximizing the Output
If a certain pet doesn't drop, don't worry, you can farm the raids on all your characters. It's easy to clear them even at Level 90.
J. Allen Brack gives us an update on the Classic Server situation.
It would seem that among all the great news coming with patch 7.1, some bad news snuck in as well (at least for some players). After the big recent uproar over Classic Servers and whether Blizzard will ever make them available to players, it seems we'll have to wait for any news regarding their eventual availability (or lack thereof) until after Blizzcon.
J. Allen Brack
We’ve seen some talk among the community that you might be expecting to hear some news on legacy servers at BlizzCon, and we just wanted to take a moment to let you know that while we’re still discussing the possibility, we won’t have any updates to share on that until after the show.
These past few months we’ve been laser-focused on the launch of Legion and getting Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan ready to go (it’s almost here!), as well as prepping for BlizzCon—which is always a huge undertaking itself. You’ve heard us say that the launch of Legion was just the beginning of the story we want to tell in this expansion. What we will focus on at BlizzCon is how the team is committed to making sure we bring you a steady stream of content going forward, and we can’t wait to share what’s next for Legion.
Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you at BlizzCon.
-J. Allen Brack and the World of Warcraft development team In case you missed the whole story behind why this topic has been around so much recently, here's a quick summary:
It all started with Blizzard shutting down the Nostalrius "Private" server since it was illegal, but because it and others like it are the only way players can play in Vanilla conditions, there was an outcry from its fans. Blizzard decided to meet with the Nostalrius team and talk about the issue, after a pretty large petition was signed in favor of Vanilla/Classic servers being made official options for WoW. Then former Wow lead developer Mark Kern also got involved, drafting a letter and personally delivering the printed out petition to Mike Morhaime and had a meeting on the subject.
The end result of all of that was a "we will see/we are looking into it" message from Blizzard, and more specifically a lot of mentions of "pristine" servers, aka servers with all the XP buffs that have accumulated throughout the expansions removed. So, we'll have to wait a bit longer for any resolution on the matter, but the subject is always a controversial one, as any mention of "how good Vanilla was" gets interpreted as an attack on the game as it is now, camps form up and it starts getting ugly.