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Tides of Vengeance is available for playtesting 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. We will keep the hub updated throughout PTR testing with the latest coverage.
Patch 8.1 called Tides of Vengeance was pushed to PTR on September 21. The patch will hit live servers on December 11.
This section contains contains the most recent news coverage.
Patch 8.1 Build #28440
G.M.O.D. Mount Preview Ivus (New Darkshore World Boss) 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.
Ivus is a new Darkshore Warfront boss that will be available when your faction controls the area. Darkshore has been updated in Patch 8.1 for max level content with new quests, rares, loot, and visuals. The boss slightly differs for each faction and drops ilvl 400 gear.
Completing the world quest associated with this boss rewards 1 7th Legion/Honorbound Service Medal and 250 War Resources.
Check out our Tides of Vengeance hub for the latest Patch 8.1 news!
Ivus the Forest Lord (Alliance Boss)
Ivus the Forest Lord often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrify when at low health.
Ivus will cast Frost Breath in your direction, leaving a Frost Patch on the ground beneath you. Lunar Strike will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading. Wisps summoned while Ivus is Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation. Healers
Hurl Boulder will hit players at random. Lunar Strike will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading. Wisps will channel Ancient Spark on a random player until they are dispatched. Damage Dealers
Hurl Boulder will hit players at random. Lunar Strike will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading. Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrified. Dispatch all active Wisps to make Ivus end the Petrification. Loot Tables
The boss drops ilvl 400 loot.
Petrified Ironbark Crown Warring Ancient's Crown Forest Protector's Shoulderguards Garments of the Forest Lord Gnarled Bough Gauntlets Ivus' Tanglemoss Waistcord Protector's Tangleroot Belt Stoneroot Stompers Ancient Knot of Wisdom Forest Lord's Razorleaf Knot of Ancient Fury Ivus the Decayed (Horde Boss)
Ivus the Decayed often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrify when at low health.
Ivus will cast Plague Breath in your direction, leaving a Plagued Bog on the ground beneath you. Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading. Plaguelings summoned while Ivus is Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation. Healers
Hurl Blight will hit players at random. Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading. Plaguelings will channel Devour on a random player until they are dispatched. Damage Dealers
Hurl Blight will hit players at random. Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading. Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrified. Dispatch all active Plaguelings to make Ivus end the Petrification. Loot Tables
The boss drops ilvl 400 loot.
Petrified Ironbark Crown Warring Ancient's Mask Forest Protector's Shoulderguards Garments of the Forest Lord Gnarled Bough Gauntlets Ivus' Tanglemoss Waistcord Protector's Tangleroot Belt Stoneroot Stompers Ancient Knot of Wisdom Forest Lord's Razorleaf Knot of Ancient Fury
G.M.O.D. (Gallywix's Mech of Death) is a new mount that has a small chance to drop from High Tinker Mekkatorque in Battle of Dazar'alor as personal loot, similar to Antorus' Antoran Charhound from Hounds of Sargeras or Sassz'ine's Abyss Worm back in Tomb of Sargeras.
Check out our Tides of Vengeance hub for the latest Patch 8.1 news!
Garishly sporting extreme amounts of goblin flair, Gallywix commissioned his Mech of Death to one up Mekkatorque in combat and more importantly in style.
Animations (Run / Fly)
Do you like this mount? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Pilgrim's Bounty returns to Azeroth for one week. You can earn a pet and a title from the Pilgrim meta achievement, but it does not count toward What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been.
Check out our Pilgrim's Bounty guide for more details!
Even as war rages between the Horde and the Alliance, there’s still an abundance of good fortune to celebrate during Pilgrim’s Bounty.
Pilgrim’s Bounty is a time to reflect upon one’s good fortune and share with all around you.
When: November 19–26
Where: All capital cities and most Horde and Alliance towns
You can brush up on your cooking skills and indulge in the delectable delicacies found on the on the communal dining tables located outside capital cities. Sharing is Caring , so make sure to pass food to those who have joined the feast at your table. Just be ready in case a "FOOD FIGHT!" breaks out.
If you prefer a little wild game, then set out on a hunt for wild turkey to earn The Turkinator achievement—or transform your friends into tantalizing turkey targets if the fury of wild turkeys proves too daunting to face.
Don’t forget to dress up in your pilgrim’s best and journey into Auchindoun in Terokkar Forest to visit Talon King Ikiss (available to characters level 62 and up) and earn the achievement Terokkar Turkey Time .
The latest round of hotfixes includes changes to the Grievous and Explosive affixes and dungeon tuning. Blizzard also increased the Tol Dagor Mythic Keystone timer to 36 minutes (was 33 minutes) and the Underrot timer to 33 minutes (was 30 minutes).
14th Anniversary Event
The respawn time for all event world bosses has been lowered. Dungeons and Raids
In Mythic Keystone dungeons, the Grievous affix now stacks every other tick (was every tick), and now deals 2% of the player’s total HP per stack (was 1.5%). In Mythic Keystone dungeons, the health of Explosives has been reduced by 50%, and Explosives should no longer spawn from a crowd-controlled enemy. Kings’ Rest King A'akul's Hidden Blade Poison DoT reduced by 50%. King Timalji's Bladestorm snare increased to 60% (was 25%), and Bladestorm recast time increased to 20-25 seconds (was 10-20 seconds). Queen Wasi's Seduction duration reduced to 8 seconds (was 30 seconds). Shadow of Zul's Absorbed in Darkness periodic damage reduced by 50%, and Shadow Barrage direct damage reduced by 25%. Shadow-Borne Champion's Ancestral Fury damage reduced by 50%. The Golden Serpent's Animated Gold health reduced by 50%. Shrine of the Storm Deepsea Ritualist's Unending Darkness damage taken bonus has been reduced to 10% (was 25%), and cast time increased to 3 seconds (was 2 seconds). Tidesage Enforcer's Deep Smash impact damage reduced by 25%. Tidesage Spiritualist's now casts Mending Rapids every 25 seconds (was 10 seconds) and does 50% less damage with Anchor of Binding . Temple of Sethraliss Galvazzt's Galvanize periodic damage reduced by 25%. Faithless Tender's Embryonic Vigor healing reduced to 10% (was 50%), and Greater Healing Potion now begins cooldown immediately, allowing stuns to preventing it from being recast instantly. Tol Dagor The Mythic Keystone timer is now set to 36 minutes (was 33 minutes). Underrot The Mythic Keystone timer is now set to 33 minutes (was 30 minutes). Uldir Mythrax Oblivion Sphere now strongly favors targeting ranged specs across all difficulties. Fixed a bug that prevented earning the criteria for the Achievement Existential Crisis . World Quests
Corrected an issue that was preventing players from receiving quest credit for “Breaking Irons ” in Siege of Boralus on Mythic difficulty.