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wow Legion Hotfixes: September 23rd - Updated

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Update: It seems Blizz forgot to add Fury Warrior changes to the original hotfix notes, so the post below has been updated with them.

Well, that class tuning pass that was mentioned a while ago is finally here with some massive hotfix notes upon us. First off the changes will take place during next week's maintenance and secondly there is also a large amount of separate PvP changes to go with the class tuning.

Aside from the massive tuning pass, my favorite line in the hotfixes is this:

  • It should now be possible to reach skill 800 in Blacksmithing.

Note the "should"! Another relevant point for those of us that aren't that PvP invested but still like to get honor levels - the honor gains for Warden Tower Qorld Quests have been halved.

Blizzard LogoSeptember 23rd


  • Broken Isles Pathfinder Rank 1 now properly displays the amount of the mounted speed increase.



Developers’ Notes: As we discussed last week, we’ve been gathering a massive amount of data based on how each spec has been performing in this first week of raids and Mythic Keystone dungeons, so that we can make a number of tuning changes with next week’s realm maintenance. The overall goal of these changes is to buff up some underperforming specs while also reining in a couple of over-performers, without dramatically changing anyone’s playstyle or causing them to feel as though the spec they chose to focus on became the “wrong choice.”


All of these class changes will be applied during the next scheduled weekly maintenance period in each region. Note that there are also a number of PvP-specific changes, which are noted separately below.


Death Knight

  • Frost
    • Remorseless Winter damage increased by 50%.
    • Obliterate damage increased by 19%.
    • Frost Strike damage increased by 12%.
    • Howling Blast damage increased by 10%.
    • Frostscythe (Talent) damage increased by 13%.
    • Frozen Pulse (Talent) damage increased by 11%.
    • Breath of Sindragosa (Talent) damage increased by 17%.


Demon Hunter

  • Havoc
    • Throw Glaive damage reduced by 30%.
    • Fel Mastery (Talent) damage bonus to Fel Rush reduced to 30%.
    • Bloodlet (Talent) now deals 100% of initial Throw Glaive damage.
    • Fury of the Illidari (Artifact Ability) damage reduced by 20%.
      • Note: See below for for additional PvP tuning adjustments to Fury of the Illidari.
    • Balanced Blades (Artifact Trait) damage bonus to Blade Dance reduced to 3% per target.
  • Vengeance
    • Mastery now provides 50% less damage reduction per point.
    • Demon Spikes damage reduction increased to 20%.
      • Note: Gearing heavily for Mastery was allowing Vengeance Demon Hunters to reach excessively high levels of Physical damage reduction. We’re reducing the top-end potential of this effect somewhat, and bringing up the baseline. This should also cause the value of Mastery to be more in line with other stats.



  • Moonfire (non-Feral) damage increased by 10%.
  • Balance
    • Sunfire damage increased by 10%.
    • Starfall damage increased by 10%.
    • Lunar Strike damage increased by 5%.
    • Solar Wrath damage increased by 5%.



  • Arcane
    • Mastery effects increased by 20%.
    • Arcane Missiles damage increased by 9%.
    • Arcane Blast damage increased by 10%.
  • Frost
    • Frostbolt damage increased by 8%.
    • Ice Lance damage increased by 13%.
    • Flurry damage increased by 38%.
    • Blizzard damage increased by 36%, and mana cost reduced by 50%.
    • Splitting Ice (Talent) now causes 80% of normal damage (up from 50%).
    • Ice Nova (Talent) damage increased by 13%.
    • Ray of Frost (Talent) damage increased by 28%.
    • Glacial Spike (Talent) damage increased by 15%.



  • Barrage (non-Survival) damage reduced by 20%.
  • Beast Mastery
    • Bestial Wrath damage bonus increased to 25%.
  • Survival
    • Flanking Strike damage increased by 62%.



  • Mistweaver
    • Spinning Crane Kick (Mistweaver) damage reduced by 25%.



  • Retribution
    • Templar’s Verdict damage increased by 10%.
    • Divine Storm damage increased by 20%.
    • Crusader Strike (Retribution) damage increased by 13%.
    • Blade of Justice damage increased by 13%.
    • Judgment (Retribution) damage increased by 13%.
    • Zeal (Talent) damage increased by 13%.
    • Blade of Wrath (Talent) damage increased by 13%.



  • Holy
    • Holy Nova damage reduced by 16%.
  • Shadow
    • Mind Sear damage and Insanity generation increased by 50%.
    • Voidform stacks no longer increase while Dispersion and Void Torrent are active.
      • Note: These abilities prevent Insanity drain from increasing while active, which effectively reduces the Insanity drain for the entire remainder the current Voidform. This was proving to be too powerful, so we’re now making sure that the damage bonus and Insanity drain from Voidform remain in sync.
    • The benefit of Mass Hysteria (Artifact Trait) is now capped at 100%.
      • Note: We want it to be rewarding when you’re able to maintain Surrender to Madness for an extremely long time, but the amount of damage this trait was contributing in those circumstances was excessive.


  • Death From Above (Talent) area damage increased by 100%.
  • Assassination
    • Deadly Poison damage increased by 30%.
    • Fan of Knives damage increased by 30%.
    • Bag of Tricks (Artifact Trait) duration reduced to 3 seconds (overall damage unchanged), radius increased to 6 yards (from 3), and now benefits from Mastery.
    • Poison Knives (Artifact Trait) no longer benefits twitch from Mastery. Damage per point increased to 4%.
  • Outlaw
    • Fatebringer (Artifact Trait) Energy cost reduction reduced to 3 per rank.
    • Fate’s Thirst (Artifact Trait) damage bonus to Run Through reduced to 6% per rank.
    • Black Powder (Artifact Trait) damage bonus to Between the Eyes reduced to 6% per rank.
  • Subtlety
    • Eviscerate damage increased by 15%.
    • Nightblade damage increased by 15%.
      • Note: See below for additional PvP tuning adjustments to Eviscerate and Nightblade.
    • Shuriken Storm damage increased by 30%.
    • Second Shuriken (Artifact Trait) chance to activate increased to 30% (was 10%), damage increased by 30%, and now deals 200% additional damage while Stealth or Shadow Dance is active.



  • Elemental
    • Mastery effects increased by 12.5%.
    • Chain Lightning Maelstrom generation increased to 6.
    • Lightning Bolt (Elemental) damage increased by 23%.
    • Chain Lightning (Elemental) damage increased by 23%.
    • Lava Burst damage increased by 5%.
    • Storm Elemental (Talent)’s Call Lightning and Wind Gust damage increased by 20%.
  • Enhancement
    • Fixed a bug that gave offhand special attacks a 100% chance to activate Windfury while Doom Winds was active.
    • Windfury activation chance increased to 20%.
      • Note: We’re fixing a bug that added multiple extra Windfury procs to each activation of Doom Winds, but adding some Windfury procs back by increasing the baseline activation chance. This should also improve Maelstrom generation outside of Doom Winds.
  • Restoration
    • Chain Lightning (Restoration) damage increased by 23%.



  • Affliction
    • Drain Life damage increased by 10%
    • Drain Soul damage increased by 10%
    • Corruption damage increased by 10%
    • Agony damage increased by 5%
    • Unstable Affliction damage increased by 15%
    • Seed of Corruption damage increased by 15%
    • Siphon Life (Talent) damage increased by 10%
    • Haunt (Talent) damage increased by 15%
    • Phantom Singularity (Talent) damage increased by 15%
  • Demonology
    • Hand of Gul’dan impact damage increased by 20%
    • Demonwrath damage increased by 15%
    • Shadowbolt damage increased by 10%
    • Doom damage increased by 10%
    • Wild Imps damage increased by 10%
    • Dreadstalker attack power increased by 10%
    • Felguard attack power increased by 10%
    • Doomguard (Demonology)’s Doom Bolt damage increased by 18%
    • Demonbolt (Talent) damage increased by 10%
    • Implosion (Talent) damage increased by 15%
    • Shadowflame (Talent) damage increased by 10%
    • Darkglare (Talent) damage increased by 10%
  • Destruction
    • Chaos Bolt damage increased by 11%
    • Incinerate damage increased by 11%
    • Immolate damage increased by 11%
    • Conflagrate damage increased by 11%
    • Rain of Fire damage increased by 11%, and cast time removed
    • Cataclysm (Talent) damage increased by 11%
    • Channel Demonfire (Talent) damage increased by 11%



  • Arms
    • Exploit the Weakness (Artifact Trait) bonus reduced to 3% per point.
    • Focused Rage (Talent) damage bonus reduced to 30%.
  • Fury
    • Rampage damage increased by 12%.
    • Bloodthirst damage increased by 12%.
    • Raging Blow damage increased by 5%.
    • Furious Slash damage increased by 5%.
    • Execute (Fury) damage increased by 5%.
  • Protection
    • Vengeance (Talent) Rage cost reduction reduced to 35%.
    • Intercept Rage generation reduced to 10.
    • Shield Slam Rage generation reduced to 10.



Developers’ Notes: While many of the above changes are beneficial for PvP, some specs need additional tuning for PvP situations. Some of the PvP- specific changes we’re making are intended to counteract the above, while others are simply intended to help overall PvP balance.


  • Battlegrounds
    • Tank-specialized characters no longer take additional damage while carrying a flag.
  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Consumption (Artifact Ability)’s healing is no longer reduced in PvP.
      • Death Strike now factors in 50% of recent damage taken from players when determining it’s healing amount (previously, it ignored damage taken from players).
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Fury of the Illidari (Artifact Ability) damage is now reduced by 10% in PvP (up from a 30% reduction).
    • Vengeance
      • Soul Cleave’s heal is no longer reduced in PvP.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Lifebloom’s bloom effect increased by 50% in PvP.
      • Critical Strike stat reduced by 50%.
      • Haste stat increased by 50%.
    • Guardian
      • Frenzied Regeneration now factors in 50% of recent damage taken from players when determining it’s healing amount (previously, it ignored damage taken from players).
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Mongoose Fury now increases the damage of Mongoose Bite by 35% per stack in PvP (up from 25% per stack).
    • Beast Mastery
      • Agility stat reduced by 10%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Frostbolt now reduces movement speed by 50%.
      • Frostbolt damage is now increased by 10% in PvP (down from 20%).
    • Fire
      • World in Flames (Honor Talent)’s reduction to Flamestrike’s cast time reduced to 2 seconds.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Counteract Magic (Honor Talent) bonus to Renewing Mist reduced to 150%.
    • Windwalker
      • Strike of the Windlord (Artifact Ability) damage is now reduced by 30% in PvP (up from 50%).
      • Agility stat increased by 12%.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Strength stat reduced by 5%.
    • Protection
      • Light of the Protector and Hand of the Protector healing is now reduced by 15% in PvP (up from 50%).
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Atonement healing is now increased by 15% in PvP (down from 25%).
    • Holy
      • Apotheosis can no longer be dispelled.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Control is King (Honor Talent) duration reduced to 3 seconds.
      • Between the Eyes’ damage bonus on Critical Strikes reduced to 100% in PvP (down from 200%).
    • Subtlety
      • Eviscerate now deals 15% less damage in PvP.
      • Nightblade now deals 15% less damage in PvP.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Echo Slam (Honor Talent) damage reduced to 5% of the target’s total health.
    • Fury
      • Bloodthirst’s heal is no longer reduced in PvP.
    • Protection
      • Ignore Pain’s maximum absorb amount is no longer reduced in PvP. (Note: the effect of each Ignore Pain is still reduced by 20% in PvP)
  • Honor System
    • The Honor system reward Glory of the Melee now rewards 500 Artifact Power (was 150).
  • World PvP
    • Warden Tower World Quests now grant 150 honor (was 300).
    • Warden Tower World Quests now appear three times per day, and each quest is available for 24 hours.

Class Halls

  • Druids with the Evergreen perk should no longer have their planted soils reset after entering an Arena match.
  • The Soul Reapers tooltip for the Shadow Heresy talent is no longer incorrect.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Emerald Nightmare
    • Fixed a bug where players would fall to their death when jumping into the Rift of Aln while mounted.
    • Warlocks will now be able to target their Soul Effigies when fighting Il'gynoth inside the heart chamber.
    • Ursoc no longer causes players to stand up (and interrupt their eating/drinking) when he respawns.
  • The Arcway
    • Enemy Forces will remain in The Arcway after players have defeated Advisor Vandros.
    • Tome of Hex: Spider should now only drop for Shaman when defeating Nal'tira.
  • Maw of Souls
    • Players should no longer become stuck inside the cages they’re placed in after defeating Ymiron.


  • Damage from Potion of the Old War and Potion of Deadly Grace reduced by 33%.
    • Developers’ Notes: Previously, we significantly buffed the damage of these potions, but then discovered some bugs that were significantly reducing their effective damage. Now that those bugs have been fixed, their damage contribution is much too high. They should still feel very rewarding to use, but we’re bringing them back down to Earth a little.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing Balance Druids to sometimes engage enemies from unintended great distances with damaging trinket procs.
  • The Grove Darkener's Treads should now switch from Intellect to Agility based on your spec.


  • It should now be possible to reach skill 800 in Blacksmithing.
  • Cooking
    • Rank 1 of Hearty Feast should now reward one feast instead of five. Subsequent ranks reward a cost reduction, rather than additional food.
    • Demon Hunters should now get appropriate stats from feasts and other similar sources of buffs.


  • In the Withered Army Training scenario, it should be less likely for Leystalker Dro to be hiding somewhere that he wouldn't normally be encountered by clearing the room.
  • A new Archaeology Quests aura is now displayed while you’re on an Archaeology quest in your current zone.
    • Developers’ Notes: This is to make sure you’re aware of how many days you have left to complete a large Archaeology project before it expires. We’re investigating ways to provide this in the quest tracker and quest log.
  • Aodh Witherpetal will no longer become stuck during “DANGER: Aodh Witherpetal”.


Previous hotfixes.

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Delighted to see them properly balancing, honestly. Really happy with so many of these changes.

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Really pleased with these buffs, a lot of under tuned specs and some of my favorite are finally getting some love. Even more happy to see not a tone of nerfs inbound as well. Excited to see how they all play out.

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15 hours ago, demonardvark said:

Really pleased with these buffs, a lot of under tuned specs and some of my favorite are finally getting some love. Even more happy to see not a tone of nerfs inbound as well. Excited to see how they all play out.

Exactly. I always hated that you would have HUGE buffs and HUGE debuffs, rather than actual balancing. Feels good.

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On 25/9/2016 at 3:35 PM, Blainie said:

Exactly. I always hated that you would have HUGE buffs and HUGE debuffs, rather than actual balancing. Feels good.

Agreed. I was sure they'd just nerf Outlaw rogues and MM hunters into the ground. The Barrage nerf was warranted, honestly.

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8 minutes ago, Weltenfeind said:

Agreed. I was sure they'd just nerf Outlaw rogues and MM hunters into the ground. The Barrage nerf was warranted, honestly. It's also way better doing it like this, over nerfing raids because some classes can't do enough dps or whatever.

I hope we can see a decent pool of balance with the new changes, but judging by those pre-sims, the NT Arcane Mages are going to destroy other people in DPS.

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19 hours ago, Blainie said:

I hope we can see a decent pool of balance with the new changes, but judging by those pre-sims, the NT Arcane Mages are going to destroy other people in DPS.

Well, one thing I've learned is that it's never going to please everybody. The way I see it currently is that they just brought "bad" specs up to par. So say, fire mages will still be worth bringing because their dps will be the same, but those bad specs might do well now as well. It's really hard though, especially because of disparity in artifact levels for non-hardcore players. It'll kinda be like some people playing without half their talents picked in the old WotLK talent tree.

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7 hours ago, Weltenfeind said:

Well, one thing I've learned is that it's never going to please everybody. The way I see it currently is that they just brought "bad" specs up to par. So say, fire mages will still be worth bringing because their dps will be the same, but those bad specs might do well now as well. It's really hard though, especially because of disparity in artifact levels for non-hardcore players. It'll kinda be like some people playing without half their talents picked in the old WotLK talent tree.


It looks like they already removed the NT spam build, so that's awesome. They're definitely trying to balance things, let's just hope they can do it.

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      Inspiring Presence now affects party and raid members only. Hamstring is now on the global cooldown, and can once again trigger Tactician. Bladestorm damage increased by 8% for all specs. Fury Raging Blow damage increased by 8%. Rampage damage increased by 8%. Execute damage increased by 8%. Bloodthirst damage increased by 8%. Odyn’s Fury damage increased by 8%. Furious Slash damage increased by 8%. Dragon Roar damage increased by 8%. Ravager damage increased by 8%. Enrage now increases damage taken by 20% (was 30%). Warpaint now modifies the Enrage damage taken increase to 15%. ITEMS
      The following items now disable their effects rather than cancel the entire buff when leaving the Broken Isles: Bloodtotem Saddle Blanket Leystone Hoofplates Demonsteel Stirrups The damage effects from the following trinkets should no longer hit targets that are crowd-controlled: Six-Feather Fan Terrorbound Nexus Caged Horror Twisting Wind Emerald Nightmare trinkets Ravaged Seed Pod’s damage increased by 20%. Nature’s Call cone attack damage increased by 40%. Unstable Horrorslime’s damage increased by 20%. Bough of Corruption’s damage increased by 10%. Horn of Cenrius’s healing increased by 10%. Unbridled Fury’s duration increased by 5 seconds, and its armor and health bonuses increased by 10%. Swarming Plaguehive can now also drop for Shaman whose loot specialization is set to Enhancement. LEGION COMPANION APP
      Bounty information has been added to World Quest tooltips. Added filter options on the map for active bounties. Items received from completed Work Orders are now shown. Performance improvements. Bug fixes. LEVELING
      In this patch, a large number of changes are made to improve the order and flow of abilities gained while leveling all classes.
      In many cases, the level 1-10 abilities that introduce the class have changed. Many special bonuses and features for class abilities are now granted by upgrades that are learned at a later level. This applies to every spec for every class other than Death Knights and Demon Hunters. Examples: Druids below level 10 now use Wrath and Moonfire as their primary damage abilities, rather than Shred and Ferocious Bite. While Smite will still be the first spell given to Priests at level 1, the added absorb shield effect will be an upgrade learned by Discipline at level 36, as the purpose of that effect is to add to healing in group content. Rogues will start leveling with an ability that attacks with one weapon and generates one combo point. Rogues who choose Assassination specialization will replace that ability with Mutilate at level 40. NEW WORLD EVENT
      Return to Alcaz Isle – Dr. Weavil and the Drudge Gnomes Get to the bottom of Dr. Weavil’s insidious plans on Alcaz Isle. Rewards include the Big Red Ray toy for everyone and tamable mechanical spiders for Hunters. PET BATTLES
      Raiding with Leashes IV Delve into Ulduar, Trial of the Crusader, and Ice Crown Citadel in search of rare pets and the chance to do battle with a new Celestial foe! PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER
      Nagrand Arena has received a significant visual update. Honor System
      Honor talents will no longer be lost when a player chooses to Prestige. Players will receive gold or artifact power in lieu of honor talents at higher prestige levels. Rewards
      The Item Levels of PvP gear rewards now scale as World Quest gear rewards scale, and PvP gear rewards can be Titanforged, Warforged, socketed, or include tertiary stats. Players will no longer receive a bonus piece of gear based on their rating for the first two wins in each rated bracket (2v2, 3v3, 10v10). Players will now receive a bonus piece of gear based on their best rating from the previous week for each rated bracket (2v2, 3v3, 10v10). Bonus gear will be of the “Gladiator” type at PvP ratings below 2000, and of the “Elite” type at PvP ratings above 2000. The first victory of the day bonus now includes a large Artifact Power reward. The reward increase for your first victory of the day has been extended to all brackets: Skirmishes, 2v2 Arenas, 3v3 Arenas, and Rated Battlegrounds. Artifact Power rewards have been increased. HONOR TALENTS
      Frost The two bottom rows of Death Knight Honor Talents have been significantly redesigned: Choose one of: Deathchill, Frozen Center, or Delirium Choose one of: Tundra Stalker, Overpowered Rune Weapon, Chill Streak Chill Streak Damage increased, cooldown reduced to 45 seconds (was 60 seconds). Remorseless Winter’s snare now cannot be dispelled. Unholy Unholy Mutation duration reduced to 8 seconds (was 12 seconds). DRUID
      Many talents have changed positions in the Druid Honor Talent tree. Pouncing Strikes now affects Maim and Rip, but no longer affects Rake. Pouncing Strikes no longer causes you to leap towards the target. Tranquility now heals for double the amount in PvP. Disentanglement now causes Efflorescence to remove all snare effects from friendly targets when it heals. Thorns now deals 5% of the attacker’s total health in Nature damage. Nourish has been re-designed: Reduces the cast time of Healing Touch by 0.5 seconds and automatically applies one of your missing healing-over-time spells to the target. If all of them are present, Healing Touch critically heals. MONK
      Fast Feet now also reduces the duration of snares by 20%. Brewmaster Yulon’s Gift has been replaced with Niuzao’s Essence. Casting Purifying Brew now dispels all snare effects. Mighty Ox Kick cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 60 seconds). Mistweaver Refreshing Breeze now refreshes the duration of Essence Font on targets rather than Renewing Mist. The Soothing Mist from Ancient Mistweaver Arts mana cost reduced, and healing increased slightly. Dome of Mist duration increased to 8 seconds (was 6 seconds). Fortune Turned healing bonus increased to 50% per stack for 2 stacks (was 15% per stack for 3 stacks). Healing Sphere healing increased by about 40%, and its cooldown reduced from to 45 seconds (was 60 seconds). Windwalker Grapple Weapon is a sixth tier Honor Talent. Disarms the enemy for 6 seconds, with a 60 second cooldown. Spinning Fire Blossom generates 1 Chi, costs 50 Energy. Spinning Fire Blossom is now affected by Mastery: Combo Strikes. Heavy-Handed Strikes now causes Fists of Fury to reduce the movement speed of targets by 70% for 2 seconds each time it deals damage. Heavy-handed Strikes has been moved to the sixth tier. The first tick of Fists of Fury will knock down and stun targets. Zen Meditation has been replaced by Zen Moment: Costs 5 Chi. Has a 45 second cooldown and a 10 second duration. Reduces damage taken by 20%, increases healing taken by 20%. Each attack that triggers Combo Strikes (in non-consecutive ability use) reduces the effect by 5%.  Zen Moment fades if it reaches 0%. Whirling Kicks has been replaced by Control of Mists: Every 20 seconds, Effuse is instant-cast. You gain a Control of Mists debuff with a 20 second duration after casting Effuse instantly. Each Chi spent while Control of Mists debuff is active will reduce its remaining duration by 1 second. Yulon’s Gift now only affects Flying Serpent Kick. Rushing Tiger Palm has been replaced with Disabling Reach: Disabling Reach now increases the range of Disable by 7 yards. PALADIN
      Retribution Vengeance Aura now only affects targets who have your Greater Blessings. SHAMAN
      Restoration The Honor Talent version of Spirit Link cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 60 seconds). Earth Shield’s protection now activates when the target takes an attack equal to 6% of their total health (was 10%). WARLOCK
      Destruction Multiple Honor Talents have changed positions in the Honor Talent tree. Cremation has been redesigned: Cremation now makes Immolate an instant cast, and Conflagrate deals an additional 8% of the target’s total health in Fire damage. New Honor Talent: Focused Chaos Focused Chaos increases the damage of your Chaos Bolt by 200%, but it no longer is also cast on your targets afflicted by your Havoc. New Honor Talent: Entrenched in Flame Conflagrate roots targets until cancelled. This effect is not broken by damage. Bane of Havoc no longer replaces Havoc, and both can be used. PROFESSIONS
      Blood of Sargeras Illnea Bloodthorn now sells valuable materials: 5 Felslates can be purchased for 1 Blood of Sargeras. 3 Starlight Roses can be purchased for 1 Blood of Sargeras. 3 Leylight Shards can be purchased for 1 Blood of Sargeras. 20 Unbroken Claws or Unbroken Teeth can be purchased for 1 Blood of Sargeras. All other items sold in lots of 10 for 1 Blood of Sargeras. Cooking Nomi now has a chance to drop Slightly Burned Food instead of Badly Burned Food. Nomi will now always return 1 of the meat you gave him. Nomi can now teach tier 3 recipes such as Nightborne Delicacy Platter, even if you don’t know a required precedent tier 2 recipe, such as Barracuda Mrglgagh. Fishing Extended the base duration of the following bait buffs to 5 minutes: Blessing of the Thistleleaf (Val’sharah) Salmon Lure (Highmountain) Ravenous Flyfishing (Oceanic) A bait duration extension has been added to the Confused Seerspine Murloc (Suramar). USER INTERFACE
      Addons and Macros Nameplate options made less confusing. Addons can no longer access the positions for player, party, and raid members in instances. Addons can no longer perform actions on nameplate tokens. The icons in the icon picker for macros and guild bank tabs are larger. New macro conditions for “reticle” spells: @cursor and @player.  
      Items Set pieces are now called out in the personal loot banner. A transmogrification chat message is now displayed whenever any bind-on-equip item becomes bound to you. In mail, a player’s other characters have been added to the auto-complete list. There is now a confirmation dialog box when sending gold or items through mail and trade.  
      Maps and Questing Flight map now shows party and raid members as well as all turn-in quests and your mini-map yellow arrow quest. Clicking on the dungeon/raid icon on the world map will open the Dungeon Journal. So that you can now see what you are on top of, Player icon on World map no longer has a tooltip. Honor rewards now appear on World Quest tooltips. Added Auction House sorting by unit price and buyout. World quests Bonus Objectives will now always show in the tracker, even if you have a lot of tracked quests. When you click on an emissary button on the world map, the map now moves to a zone with an uncompleted World Quest for that emissary. World quests can be filtered by reward.  
      Social and Grouping Added support for new Quick Join system. You can now show the in-raid self-highlight without a circle. Group Finder now shows raid and wing names in the LFR dropdown and tooltips.  
      Miscellaneous Improvements made to how the UI scaling work better with 4K monitors. Now allowing for scaling of the cursor for 4K monitors. Added new “For the Horde” and “For the Alliance” emotes. (Source)
    • By Stan
      I had this new gold flipping idea today that involves the Spirit of Harmony Trader Danky. He offers a variety of MoP reagents and you can buy Spirit of Harmony in the Auction House.
      For this method, I was comparing prices of my realm, which is US-Illidan (Oct 24)
      Filtering the Goods
      First of all, Spirit of Harmony needs to be up in the Auction House for a reasonable price. I got 1x for 150g, which is perfectly fine.
      I've checked my realm for goods offered by the vendor in exchange for a single Spirit of Harmony and found that I will be operating with the following:
      Green color indicates profit per 1x Spirit of Harmony spent (given I've purchased one for 150g).
      Red color indicates current prices of exchanged goods on my realm US-Illidan (in case I'd decide to sell right away).
      5x Black Trillium Ore (46.43g/pc)*5 > 232.15g (+81.15g) 5x White Trillium Ore (38.75g/pc)*5 > 193.75g (+43,75g) 20x Ghost Iron Ore (6.75g/pc) I have Mining, so I'm smelting them into 10x Ghost Iron Bars (23.49g/pc) > 234.9g (+84.9g). Note that the vendor sells a lot of other goods and its up to you to compare your realm's prices to what is worth your exchange. Like, for me, spending spirits on 20x Kyparite is a bad idea, because I've bought a Spirit of Harmony for 150g and the twenty ores are priced 2.7g each.
      What Next?
      Good question. I've been doing a little research on what is and isn't worth it. I came to the following conclusions:
      Prospecting the items would be a bad idea in both cases and would bring either no or RNG-based income. Prospecting 5x Ghost Iron Ore will yield 1-2 green MoP gems most of the time (5% chance to prospect MoP rare gems), which are worth only a few gold. e.g. Alexandrite worth 7.65g/pc, Pandarian Garnet worth 6.8g/pc, Roguestone worth 2.95g/pc, Tiger Opal worth 3g/pc, Lapis Lazuli worth 1.94g/pc and finally Sunstone worth 8.09g. Prospecting 5x Black Trillium Ore or 5x White Trillium Ore will give 1-2 rare MoP gems (17% chance), which isn't worth it, compared to the AH price of both items. Even though rare MoP gems are still a desirable commodity, because Jewelcrafters use them for various panther mounts, e.g. Primordial Ruby (155.56g) > Ruby Panther. Smelt Ghost Iron is good as it gives our Ghost Iron Ore a lot more value (as seen above). Ghost Iron Bars are used in Blacksmithing / Engineering to craft various rare items. 5x Ghost Iron Bars are needed to craft Contender's Spirit Bracers (646.88g) or Contender's Revenant Bracers (674.77g). You can craft 2 of these items for a single Spirit of Harmony. Smelt Trillium also gives our Black Trillium Ore & White Trillium Ore more value. We need two of each (that's 170,36g) to craft a single Trillium Bar (179.75g - currently the price is somewhat low, was 214g an hour ago). Sales

      So I came to the conclusion that I should sell raw Black Trillium Ore  if I wanted to make profit and don't have Mining. (Note that the ore prices vary per realm and selling Black Trillium Ore only could lead to a decrease in their overall price, which is why I like to sell various good types, hence smelt them).If you have Mining, sell Trillium Bars. There's nothing bad by smelting the ores into Ghost Iron Bars and sell. If you happen to have Blacksmithing, you could sell even gear produced from the bars.
    • By Starym
      7.1 is here tomorrow, but when is Trial of Valor opening? Blizzard give us a preview of the raid as well as the release schedule. It'll take a while before we get in there, but it'll be worth it to finally finish the job we started in both Halls of Valor and Maw of Souls!
      Since Loken’s betrayal, Odyn has been trapped within the Halls of Valor as Helya plots in the shadows to claim the souls of his valarjar champions. In recent days, however, great heroes have arrived in the lands of Stormheim in the Legion’s wake. Hoping that their might and determination could tip the scales and end Helya’s reign, Odyn summons these champions for a final test.
      Helheim was just the beginning of Helya’s bid for the souls of the valarjar champions and her machinations for Odyn. In the new raid dungeon, Trial of Valor, Azeroth’s heroes will be able to journey further into this tale of betrayal when the doors open on November 8.
      Developer Insights: The idea for this raid was hatched during development of our Halls of Valor and Maw of Souls dungeons, and as we were playing through the zone of Stormheim internally. We had established both Odyn and Helya as titanic figures that couldn’t be completely vanquished by a 5-player group, and during questing players could only hope to sneak past the guardian Guarm through deception. In the past, we have at times failed to resolve minor plot arcs like this, and we wanted to make sure that we didn’t repeat that mistake here. Mechanically, Trial of Valor is positioned as an interlude between the Emerald Nightmare and the upcoming Nighthold raid, offering a new challenge that complements the Emerald Nightmare without obsoleting its rewards.
      Minimum Level: 110
      Location: Stormheim
      Bosses: 3
      Odyn: In ages past, Odyn led the titan-forged armies against the Black Empire of the Old Gods. For millennia he has been confined to the Halls of Valor by the curse of his bitter nemesis, Helya. Odyn seeks mortal champions to vanquish the ruler of Helheim and secure his freedom.
      Guarm: Helya’s vicious three-headed hound stands guard at the gates of Helheim. Bred to require neither comfort nor sleep, Guarm remains ever-watchful for any invaders who come to challenge the reign of his cruel mistress.
      Helya: Though she once served as Odyn’s right hand, the vengeful Helya will stop at nothing to ensure that her ancient curse binds the titan keeper to the Halls of Valor. No longer satisfied with ruling her shadowy realm, Helya now commands her vast kvaldir army to plague the lands of the living.
      Raid Unlock Schedule
      November 8 - Normal and Heroic
      November 15- Mythic and Raid Finder