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Redditor Makesmashgreatagain noticed after 8.1 went live that ilvl 385 crafted items no longer work if you abandoned the profession used to craft them.
Update: This was an unintended bug that was recently reverted.
Placeholder for tweet 1072993206856380416 Emblazoned Deep Sea Breeches now require Zandalari Tailoring (110) as depicted in the screenshot below. The player switched to Alchemy/Enchanting and after Tides of Vengeance, the crafted item was red and gave no stats. The change was omitted from the official patch notes. We don't know at this time if it's just a bug or intended.
Tides of Vengeance is now live and our hub contains all the latest information!
Welcome to our Tides of Vengeance hub. Here, you'll find all the latest information about Battle for Azeroth's first content patch 8.1.
Patch 8.1 titled Tides of Vengeance was pushed to PTR on September 21. The patch went live on December 11. You can check out our latest coverage by visiting the links below:
Tides of Vengeance Patch Notes Class Guides for Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance Survival Guide New Patch 8.1 Folder Structure List of Known Issues [8.1] Crafted Gear Now Requires the Profession to Equip Artifact Power Catchup Disabled Until January 22 New Food in Tides of Vengeance Not all content will be available immediately upon launch and you can find the full unlock schedule here.
This section contains old PTR news coverage.
Patch 8.1 Build #28616
Patch 8.1 Build 28616 Highlights Highmountain Tauren Druid New Moonkin Incarnation Form Heritage Armor (Official Preview) Azerite Reforging Blue Posts Island Rewards Update Pet Battle Dungeon: Gnomeregan (Official Preview) Patch 8.1 Build #28440
G.M.O.D. Mount Preview Ivus (New Darkshore World Boss) Darkshore Introduction Questline (Horde PoV) Patch 8.1: Dungeon Difficulty & Rewards Increase Patch 8.1 Heritage Armor (Official Preview) Tabards Account-Wide in Patch 8.1 Patch 8.1 Build #28366
Patch 8.1 Build 28366 Highlights Mythic Jaina Mount Preview XP Per Level Nerfs & Leveling Improvements Patch 8.1 Build #28294
Patch 8.1 Build 28294 Highlights Patch 8.1 Build 28294: Mechanical Parrot Mount Patch 8.1 Build #28202
Patch 8.1 Build 28202: Tyrande's Ascension Scenario (Alliance PoV) Patch 8.1 Build 28202: New Horde War Campaign Overview Patch 8.1 Build 28202: Warfront Vendors & Commendations Patch 8.1 Build 28202: Frog Mounts Purchasable for 333,333 Gold Each Battle of Dazar'alor Sets Preview Patch 8.1 Build 28202: New Azerite Traits Patch 8.1 Build 28202: New Dubloon Trader (Island Expeditions Vendor) Hunters Can Tame Blood Beasts in Patch 8.1 Glory of the Dazar'alor Raider Reward Mythic+ Season 2 Affix: Reaping Azerite Armor Acqusition in Patch 8.1: New Mythic+ Currency The Fate of Saurfang Story: Alternative Ending Added in Build 28202 Battle of Dazar'alor: Unique Raid Flashback Mechanic Patch 8.1 Build #28151
Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Overview Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Blood Elf Heritage Armor Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Marksmanship Hunter Changes Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Restoration Shaman Changes Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Marsh Hopper Mounts Upcoming Shadow Priest Changes The Story of Varok Saurfang in Patch 8.1 Orc Running Animation Updated Patch 8.1 Build #28048
Patch 8.1 Build 28048 Overview Patch 8.1 Build #27985
Patch 8.1 Build 27985 Overview Patch 8.1 Build 27985: New Creature Models Patch 8.1 Build 27985: New Paladin Animations Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Solo Queue for Legion Raids Enabled Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Dwarf Heritage Armor Preview Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Siege of Zuldazar Weapons Patch 8.1 Build #27826
Patch 8.1 Build 27826 Overview (Datamined Broadcast Text, Zones, Strings, Scenarios) *Spoilers* Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Vol'jin's Story Continues (Datamined Broadcast Text Analysis) *Spoilers* Patch 8.1 Build 27826: New Creature Models Patch 8.1 Build 27286: New Night Elf Warrior Customization Options Patch 8.1 Build 27286: New Druid Forms (Highmountain Tauren/Kul Tiran Moonkin Forms, Zandalari Aquatic Form) Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Kul Tiran Horse Racial Mount Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Nightsaber Mounts Patch 8.1 Build 27286: The Hivemind Mount Returns Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Vicious PvP Mounts Patch 8.1 Content
Blizzard recently announced improvements to Azerite Armor acquisition from Mythic+. You can find more details here. Heritage Armor will be added for non-Allied Races; Blood Elves & Dwarves are first on the list. There's no reputation grind behind this. If you're at max level and Exalted with Ironforge/Blood Elves, you can start the quest and complete a scenario to get your Heritage Armor. Reputation Paragon for BfA factions is coming. Champions of Azeroth reputation will be made account-wide. Incursions are a new feature similar to Legion assaults. Darkshore Warfront (Night Elves vs Forsaken theme) The outdoor zone will be updated just like Arathi Highlands with new quests, rares, etc. War Campaign continues with the Alliance leading a direct strike at the Zandalari Fleet. We can expect two new raids in 8.1: Siege of Zuldazar is a nine-boss raid where the foe is the opposing faction. Alliance players will join Jaina and her forces to fight their way up to the pyramid to confront Rastakhan. Horde players will try to defend the pyramid, fighting Jaina in the High Seas as the final boss. Crucible of Storms is a two-boss raid located under Shrine of the Storm that hints at Queen Azshara. It's Battle for Azeroth's "Trial of Valor" raid. Allied Races: Kul Tirans and Zandalari Trolls will become available for gameplay after the Siege of Zuldazar raid. You can find more details about how to unlock them here. Two New Islands: Jorundall (Vrykul-themed Island) & Havenswood (Gilnean-themed Island) Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon Profession Changes New Scenarios Tyrande's Ascension - players will unlok new Night Elf Warrior customization options with dark eyes. Cooking Scenario with Nomi Unknown Tol Dagor Scenario Heritage Armor Scenarios Vol'jin's Story Continues - The Shadow Hunter is looking for answers in 8.1 as he tries to figure out why he appointed Sylvanas for Warchief. Allied Races
You will be able to unlock Legion Allied Races faster in Patch 8.1.
Multiple Classes are subject to changes in Patch 8.1. These include Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Protection Warriors. So far, Blizzard outlined plans for Elemental Shamans. They haven't decided what to do with Protection Warriors just yet.
Elemental Shaman Changes Model Updates
Draenei totems received new models with a higher polygon count in 8.1.
Draenei Shaman Totems Model Update Interviews/Livestreams
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas unveiled Patch 8.1 on September 18.
Tides of Vengeance Livestream with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Tides of Vengeance Live Developer Q&A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Tides of Vengeance is Battle for Azeroth's first major content patch and we created a hub to keep track of everything.
An overview of new food added in Tides of Vengeance.
Visit your faction's Cooking trainers "Cap'n" Byron Mehlsack in Boralus or T'sarah the Royal Chef in Dazar'alor to learn new Cooking recipes added in Patch 8.1:
Rank 1&2 Recipes
Boralus Blood Sausage (Rank 1) - Increases your primary stat by 85 for 1 hour. Creates 5x Boralus Blood Sausage. Honey Potpie - Slow melee attackers' movement speed by 30% for 1 hour. Creates 5x Honey Potpie. Sanguinated Feast (Rank 1) - Increases your primary stat by 100 for 1 hour. Seasoned Steak and Potatoes (Rank 1) - Increases Stamina by 150 for 1 hour. Creates 5x Seasoned Steak and Potatoes. Seasoned Steak and Potatoes (Rank 2) - Available at Cooking Trainers. Creates 7x Seasoned Steak and Potatoes. Wild Berry Bread (Rank 1) - Increases Stamina by 112 for 1 hour. Creates 5x Wild Berry Bread. Wild Berry Bread (Rank 2) - Available at Cooking Trainers. Creates 7x Wild Berry Bread. Rank 2 Recipes
The following patters can be purchased at Exalted with Tortollan Seekers.
Boralus Blood Sausage (Rank 2) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Creates 7x Boralus Blood Sausage. Sanguinated Feast (Rank 2) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Rank 3 Recipes
The new Sanguicell feast and other Rank 3 recipes can be looted from the Tortollan Seekers Reputation Paragon cache. Some are available at Exalted with Tortollan Seekers.
Boralus Blood Sausage (Rank 3) - The pattern can be looted from Tortollan Seekers Supplies (Reputation Paragon Cache). Creates 10x Boralus Blood Sausage. Sanguinated Feast (Rank 3) - Can be looted from Tortollan Seekers Supplies (Reputation Paragon Cache). Drastically reduces the amount of ingredients needed to create the feast. Seasoned Steak and Potatoes (Rank 3) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Creates 10x Seasoned Steak and Potatoes. Wild Berry Bread (Rank 3) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Creates 10x Wild Berry Bread.
At Battle of Azeroth launch, Blizzard introduced an Artifact Power catchup mechanism that reduced the amount of Artifact Power required to level up the Heart of Azeroth. The catchup mechanism has been disabled on 8.1 launch and will be re-enabled when the new raid opens on January 22.
Intent of the catchup was to help players with unlocking Season 1 Azerite powers. It will resume doing so when the new Azerite Armor with the fifth ring and new traits becomes available on January 22. Placeholder for tweet 1072914797392359424
Events for this week include Tides of Vengeance launch, Battleground Bonus Event, new affixes, new War Campaign chapters, and more.
Patch 8.1 is now live and all our Class guides have been updated. Click here for the official patch notes. Tides of Vengeance is a really good time to level up your alts. The patch came with a nerf to Experience required to reach level 110 by approximately 25%. New War Campaign chapters are now available to both factions. Thaumaturge Vashreen now sells a Azerite Armor tokens and specific Azerite pieces for a new currency called Titan Residuum. If you completed your weekly Mythic+ dungeon last week, Grand Challenger's Bounty will contain Titan Residuum. There's an extra incentive to run Island Expeditions, because you can now use your Seafarer's Dubloons to purchase various items like battle pets and even tokens that increase your reputation with BfA factions by 250, great for Reputation Paragon caches. For more information check out our Island Expeditions guide. Arathi and Darkshore now have daily quests that reward a new currency, used to buy mounts and vanity items. Mythic Keystone Affixes
Fortified Teeming Quaking Infested Weekly Quests
Azerite for the Alliance & Azerite for the Horde: Collect 36,000 Azerite from Island Expeditions to receive 2,500 Azerite and 1,500 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion. In Patch 8.1, you will also receive a mission for your Followers that can be completed for either 5,000 Gold or 2,000 Artifact Power. Win 4 Battlegrounds for A Call to Battle to receive Artifact Power and Marks of Honor. Win a PvP Brawl for Something Different to receive 5 Marks of Honor, a Brawler's Footlocker, 200 Honor, and 65 Conquest. World Boss
Azurethos, The Winged Typhoon
Azurethos, the terror of the Kul'tiran seas, marshalls the power of wind to force enemies out of its roost, cause waterspouts, and capsize ships. He has earned his reputation as one of the deadliest beasts in Kul Tiras.
Azurethos attacks the party with the power of wind in an attempt to force them out of its roost.
Move away from the boss when he begins casting Azurethos' Fury to make dodging tornados easier. Azurethos will move to a random player when casting Gale Force - be sure you are not standing in front of him when it goes off, or you risk being knocked off of the mountain! Healers
Move away from the boss when he begins casting Azurethos' Fury to make dodging tornados easier. Azurethos will move to a random player when casting Gale Force - be sure you are not standing in front of him when it goes off, or you risk being knocked off of the mountain! Tanks
Avoid Wing Buffet - and if you are hit by it, quickly re-establish threat. Move away from the boss when he begins casting Azurethos' Fury to make dodging tornados easier. Azurethos will move to a random player when casting Gale Force - be sure you are not standing in front of him when it goes off, or you risk being knocked off of the mountain! Loot Table
Feathered Galeforce Crest Chestguard of Dire Winds Bindings of the Winged Typhoon Talonscored Azure Vambraces Windcaller's Down Handwraps Roost-Defender's Legguards Footpads of the Encircling Storm Sandals of Rustling Rage Azurethos' Singed Plumage Galecaller's Beak Plume of the Seaborne Avian World Events
Battleground Bonus Event (December 11th - December 18th)
While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at an increased rate (Sign of Battle). Glory awaits in the fields of battle.
PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard (December 11th - December 18th)
Put away your bathing suit, pull out your parka, and enter a winter wonderland as the Arathi Basin you know and love gets a fresh coat of ice and snow. You'll be racing your way between the farm, stables, mine, lumberyard, and blacksmith through piles of snow and over a - mostly - frozen lake. One more thing: the weather forecast calls for a bit of fog of war. We hope you're prepared for the weather.
Feast of Winter Veil (December 16th - January 2nd)
Greatfather Winter is visiting the cities of Ironforge and Orgrimmar, courtesy of Smokywood Pastures. And throughout Azeroth, it is the season to be jolly!