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Yesterday's hotfixes lowered the Artifact Knowledge cap to 40 (down from 50). CM Aerythlea posted some insight on the latest change.
Artifact Knowlege cap was lowered to 40, but overall Artifact Power gains were increased Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-VII will now provide AK level 40 (up from 35), which should make the process of getting Concordance of the Legionfall less daunting on alts Blizzard (Source)
Thanks for the discussion so far! I'd like to provide a little more additional insight here on this change as well as a change to highest Artifact Knowledge Compendium.
The Artifact Knowledge cap was raised from 40 to 50 late in Patch 7.2's development as part of a desire to increase overall AP gains. However, after 7.2 launched, we realised it would be better to increase base Artifact Power gains instead of relying on Artifact Knowledge (which takes time for players to research and can make gains earned in the interim not feel as meaningful).
Since 7.2 we have deployed several hotfixes that have increase AP gains in certain areas, one such example is the Elite Strike missions available while the Command Center is active. Now that these changes are live, the acquisition of AP is faster overall, so we felt that 40 is now an appropriate cap for AK and isn't as daunting a prospect to reach.
We also wanted players to have a solid stopping point for AK research, at which point they will have more freedom to focus on their alts.
To that end, the item Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-VII is being changed to grant Artifact Knowledge level 40 instead of level 35. As before, it will be purchasable in the Order Hall by characters who have reached AK 40. This means that players will be able to immediately catch-up to the AK cap on alts once they have access to this book, which should make the process of getting to Concordance on alts less daunting too.
As always, we welcome your feedback on these changes.
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Some big news in today's hotfixes as the Artifact Knowledge cap gets reduced by 10 down to 40 and we get some dev insight into why they reduced it. We also see some Monk Stagger fixes and PvP Paladin Judge Unworthy changes, as well as the previously tweeted 15 minute limit to Deepwind Dunk.
“Grand Opening” now requires 8 spotlights activated during the Chronomatic Anomaly encounter (was 12). Classes
Monk Ironskin Brew and Fortifying Brew once again grant the correct Stagger percentage. Class Hall
Artifact Knowledge can now be researched to a maximum level of 40 (was 50). Developers’ Notes: We raised the Knowledge cap from 40 to 50 very late in the 7.2 PTR cycle, out of an abundance of caution: We wanted to ensure that players of all playstyles, as well as alt characters, would view the Concordance trait as accessible. However, between the additional Artifact Power gains added in 7.2 and others that were hotfixed in after the patch released, we’re now well ahead of that mark. Knowledge 40 now seems more than sufficient for players to reach Concordance, and the prospect of months’ worth of additional Knowledge still left to research makes some players feel like their efforts in the interim aren’t meaningful. Therefore, we’re rolling the cap back to 40. Player versus Player
Deepwind Dunk is now 15 minutes long, and each player killed during Deepwind Dunk awards 5 points. Paladin Attacking a Judged target will now cause Judge Unworthy to only spread that target's Judgment, instead of all your nearby Judgments. Judge Unworthycan now spread Judgment to targets that are under the effects of crowd-control abilities. Damage from Lawbringer can no longer cause Judge Unworthy to spread Judgment. UI
Players using Korean and Chinese clients can now chat in public chat channels on the Broken Shore. Previous hotfixes (May 15th).
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Blizzard revealed Prestige rewards for the upcoming Legion PvP Season 4.
In Legion, players can prestige up after reaching Honor level 50 to earn additional cosmetics, like vanity items, titles or mounts. When PvP Season 4 goes live, the following rewards will become available:
Prestige 15: Artifact: New Color Prestige 16: Toy: Esteemed Pennant Prestige 17: Mount: Prestigious Forest Courser Prestige 18: Title: The Unstoppable Force Blizzard (Source)
In World of Warcraft: Legion, players can earn new rewards in PvP through the updated Honor system. At Honor level 50, a new path of advancement opens in which players begin earning Prestige levels. These Prestige levels increase with every 50 Honor levels and provide new rewards for each level gained.
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Honorable Pennant Toy
Prestigious Bronze Courser Mount
Alliance Enthusiast and Horde Fanatic Pet
Once Legion PvP Season 4 Begins, you’ll be able to earn the following additional Prestige rewards:
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