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Withered J'm is this week's world boss. Love is in the Air continues, Cataclysm Dungeon Timewalking Dungeon Event starts and you can acquire mounts in both World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm through the "For Azeroth" promotion.

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World Boss Withered J'im

Withered J'im is up this week. Search for the epic world quest DEADLY: Withered J'im in Azsuna. If you've been killing Legion World Bosses since Legion launch, you should have already unlocked the Artifact appearance via Unleashed MonstrositiesUnleashed Monstrosities.

World Boss Loot Tables

The following loot can be acquired from this week's world boss. The baseline item level is 860 and all the loot can be Warforged and/or Titanforged. Don't forget to use a Seal of Broken Fate for an additional chance to receive loot. 

Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event (February 14 - 21, 2017)

Clicking the "Reveal hidden contents" tag will display our Cataclysm Timewalking Guide. It covers most items of interests from the event including transmogs, mounts etc.

Spoiler

Don't forget to pick A Frozen Path Through Time from within the Adventure Journal. 

Quest Rewards

For the first time you run a Timewalking dungeon, the last boss will drop Smoldering Timewarped EmberSmoldering Timewarped Ember which starts the quest The Smoldering Ember (Alliance) // The Smoldering Ember (Horde). Completing the quest gives 500 Timewarped Badge.

Cataclysm Dungeons

All dungeon bosses have a small chance to drop the Reins of the Infinite TimereaverReins of the Infinite Timereaver mount (personal loot).

We'll be setting foot in the following dungeons

  • End Time
  • Grim Batol
  • Lost City of Tol'vir
  • The Stonecore
  • The Vortex Pinnacle
  • Throne of the Tides

Cataclysm Timewalking Quartermaster

Kiatke is the Timewalking Vendor for Cataclysm. She can be found in Orgrimmar (52, 41) and Stormwind (76, 17) and sells some various items, the first ones are reputation commendations. These items will increase your reputation with Cataclysm factions.

Cataclysm Factions

All quartermasters have tabards available upon reaching Friendly that will increase reputation gain with that faction when running Timewalking dungeons.

Reaching Exalted with any of the faction above grants achievements such as Dragonmaw ClanDragonmaw ClanThe Earthen RingThe Earthen RingTherazaneTherazane and Wildhammer ClanWildhammer Clan.

Reputations with Interesting Items

Guardians of Hyjal

A faction revolving around Cenarius, Malfurion Stormrage and various Druids & Warriors in Hyjal. Don't forget to buy Tabard of the Guardians of HyjalTabard of the Guardians of Hyjal after reaching Friendly. Upon hitting Revered, you can buy Illusion: MendingIllusion: Mending from Provisioner Whitecloud. Reaching Exalted awards The Guardians of HyjalThe Guardians of Hyjal.

Ramkahen

Is a faction located in Uldum. Don't forget to equip Tabard of RamkahenTabard of Ramkahen to increase your reputation with said faction when doing Timewalking dungeons. There are two camel mounts you can get if you reach Exalted.

And the following achievement RamkahenRamkahen.

Toys

During Cataclysm Timewalking, you can add two toys to your arsenal.

Empowering Heirlooms

Heirlooms are great for leveling your alts and you can buy items that will make them work up to Level 100. There are items that will upgrade every Heirloom slot minus your main weapon.

You can also upgrade your Heirloom weapons, but these items are sold separately.

Gear

Timewalking vendors sell gear with an item level locked to a character which buys them. You can buy the following items during the Cataclysm Timewalking event. At Level 110, items will have an item level 820 which has a chance to be Warforged/Titanforged.

Chests

Rings

Waists

Wrists

Trinkets

Other Items

Bag of Shiny ThingsBag of Shiny Things can be purchased for 150 Timewarped Badge. The bag has a chance to contain Strand CrawlerStrand Crawler companion or various items that will increase your FIshing skill such as Weather-Beaten Fishing HatWeather-Beaten Fishing HatBone Fishing PoleBone Fishing Pole or Jeweled Fishing PoleJeweled Fishing Pole

For Azeroth Promotion (February 14 - March 14)

The event is starting today and you can earn a mount in both World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm by playing 15 games of HotS as a Warcraft Hero with a friend. More details can be found here.

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Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza

  • Is back and available as a world quest every Sunday at 2 p.m. PST. More on what has changed can be read here.

Love is in the Air (February 7 - February 21)

  • The event continues until next week. The celebration has been updated with two new daily quests, toys and wreaths received visual updates. You can also queue up for Shadowfang Keep now starting at Level 16 to try and get Big Love RocketBig Love Rocket.
  • We covered all the 2017 changes when the event was tested on 7.1.5 PTR here.
  • For more details feel free to look at our updated Love is in the Air guide.

Mythic+ Affixes (US)

Sanguine // Volcanic // Fortified

Mythic+ Affixes (EU)

Teeming // Necrotic // Tyrannical (TBA Feb 15)

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how'd the monk in the picture get a warden's weapon?

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I'm new,and saw STAN ,I just wanna know the writer is a fan of Eminem?

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Nothing about how Spirit of Echero is FINALLY up in archaeology?? It took 6 1/2 months but the days here at last!!

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      Relinquished Items
      The persisting problem with Legendaries is that you don't get the one you want or need. Not anymore though. Relinquished items discover an item appropriate for your loot specialization and not only that, they have a chance to contain a Legendary item, most likely on a slot-per-slot basis.
      Relinquished Bracers Relinquished Choker Relinquished Cloak Relinquished Gauntlets Relinquished Girdle Relinquished Hood Relinquished Leggings Relinquished Ring Relinquished Spaulders Relinquished Treads Relinquished Trinket Relinquished Tunic Example: Relinquished Hood may contain only Head slot Legendary items, such as Darckli's Dragonfire Diadem or Uncertain Reminder. Such slot restrictions increase the chances of getting the Legendary item you want. The question is what's the probability of getting a Legendary item?
      Unidentified Legendary Items
      Update: Unidentified Legendary items were considered, but they won't go live as bad luck protection for individual specializations will be implemented.
      The previous build (#23578) added items that create Legendaries based on your set loot spec. This may represent an overall fix for loot spec problems. I think unidentified Legendaries will drop by default and we won't need to worry about loot spec.
      Unidentified Death Knight Legendary Unidentified Demon Hunter Legendary Unidentified Druid Legendary Unidentified Hunter Legendary Unidentified Mage Legendary Unidentified Monk Legendary Unidentified Paladin Legendary Unidentified Priest Legendary Unidentified Rogue Legendary Unidentified Shaman Legendary Unidentified Warlock Legendary Unidentified Warrior Legendary Taken from here.
      What do you think about the latest changes?