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PTR Patch 7.2: Build 23623 Highlights

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Public Test Realms were updated with Build 23623. New items were added that give you an item appropriate for your loot spec that can contain a Legendary. New AK Scaling went live, a lot of changes to Tier 20 Set Bonuses, Legendary items & more.

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Official Dev Notes for Build 23623

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This week’s PTR build has a couple new additions. The new Broken Shore World Bosses should be in, and 7.2’s crafted Legendary items are available as well (although they’re not fully completed, so expect to run into some issues with them).

We’re reaching the point of development where nearly all of the new content and features in Patch 7.2 are in-game and testable. From here, we’ll be focusing primarily on bugfixes, stability, tuning, and generally tightening everything up. Please continue to report any bugs you encounter and give us any feedback you have!

To help with stability testing, this week we’re organizing a scheduled stress test of the Broken Shore. We’ve made some behind-the-scenes changes to how our servers operate under heavy load, and so we’d like to get as many people as possible testing World Bosses and the Sentinax assault on the Broken Shore this Thursday at 2 pm PST (11pm CET). If you’re able to come help out, please do!

Thanks, and happy testing!

New Achievements 

Most of them are related to the Tomb of Sargeras & the new world bosses.

New Items 

World Boss Loot has been added. Starts at item level 890+.

PvP Ensembles

Many Ensembles for Legion's PvP Season 3 & 4 were added.

Legionfall

New Mounts

Likely rewards from the Reputation Paragon caches introduced in 7.2.

Misc

Class Changes 

Tier 20 Set Bonus Changes 

Restoration Druid & Protection Warrior 4P Set Bonuses were added

The following Tier 20 Set Bonuses were adjusted

Legendary Item Changes 

Some Legendary affixes have been adjusted and the crafted plate Legendary received a proc. The level requirement to equip a Legendary item has been reduced to 101.

Artifact Knowledge Scaling 

AK scaling has been greatly increased as indicated in @Starym's post.

Artifact Knowledge Level New Value
26 50,000%
27 62,500%
28 80,000%
29 100,000%
30 125,000%
31 155,000%
32 195,000%
33 245,000%
34 305,000%
35 380,000%
36 475,000%
37 595,000%
38 745,000%
39 930,000%
40 1,165,000%

New Mythic+ Affixes 

Some of the new affixes have changed, below are new descriptions.

  • Grievous
    • "When injured below 90% health, players will suffer increasing damage over time until healed above 90% health."
  • Explosive
    • "While in combat, enemies periodically summon Explosive Orbs that will detonate if not destroyed."
  • Quaking
    • "Periodically, all players emit a shockwave, inflicting damage and interrupting nearby allies."

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