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Blizzard has put together a step-by-step guide on how to obtain Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve in Patch 8.3. The legendary cloak is mandatory for Horrific Visions and the encounter against N'Zoth in Ny'alotha. It can be upgraded and provides protection against Sanity-draining effects.
N’Zoth’s corruption is spreading across Azeroth, but with the legendary cloak— Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve—you can save your sanity and fight against the darkness. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, we’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide to help.
Accept the starting quest “Return of the Black Prince” (Horde) or “An Unwelcome Advisor” (Alliance). You should receive this quest automatically if you meet the criteria.* Meet with Magni in the Chamber of Heart to continue the introductory quest line. Go with Magni into the Halls of Origination in Uldum and complete the challenge that awaits. Meet with King Phaoris in Ramkahen and complete an Assault in Uldum. Meet with Magni Bronzebeard in the Chamber of Heart and then speak with Wrathion about your new corrupt item to as a part of the quest Curious Corruption. Speak with MOTHER about your corrupt item to unlock Titanic Purification. While this unlocks the ability to cleanse an item, don’t cleanse your item now.** Meet Magni outside Mogu’shan Vaults in Kun-Lai Summit. Journey to the Seat of Knowledge in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to speak with Lorewalker Cho. Go to Mistfall Village to meet with the Rajani and complete the Assault on the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Go with Magni into the Engine of Nalak’sha in Vale of Eternal Blossoms, and face the challenge that awaits. (if you’ve completed this step on another character you can skip the Engine of Nalak’sha scenario by speaking to Ra-den.) Return to the Chamber of Heart with Ra-den. (He can take you directly there if you speak to him again.) Speak with Magni to complete the next series of quests in the Chamber of Heart then join him again in the Halls of Origination in Uldum to face a vision of what’s to come... Talk with Wrathion in the Chamber of Heart to undertake the quest “Beginning the Descent.” Enter Blackwing Descent at the top of Blackwing Mountain in the Burning Steppes and face the challenges that await to claim a corrupted prize. Return to the Chamber of Heart and speak with Wrathion to complete the quest and receive your new legendary cloak—Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve . Once you’ve received your cloak, make sure you put it on before embarking on your next quest which sends you back into the Halls of Origination, and ultimately unlocks access to Horrific Visions. These cost one Vessel of Horrific Visions to enter, and allow you to earn higher ranks for your new cloak . Each rank provides greater benefits, including higher stats, improved protection against sanity loss in Visions, and resistance to the dangerous negative effects of Corrupted gear.
Horrific Visions can be done solo or with a group. If you’d like to team up to take one on, simply open the Group Finder (I) to find a group of like-minded adventurers to join you.
*If you do not see this quest, make sure you meet the following requirements: level 120, Nazjatar unlocked and introduction experience complete through to “A Way Home”, Heart Forge activated, and Essences unlocked in the Heart of Azeroth.
**Beware, cleansing an item will remove all Corruption from that item, but will also remove the additional postivie bonus effects gained from that item.
On Monday, we brought you the Fall of the Lich King Ending cinematic remastered by Pivotal, MasterVertex, and Dedrich. and the creators have now shared a side by side comparison of the original cinematic from 2008 and his recreation.
The creators' main priority with the remaster was to update the lighting and nuance of the facial expressions.
Players with item level 410 and above can queue up and enter Gift of Flesh this week to defeat Shad'har, Drest’agath, and Il'gynoth in LFR for item level 430 loot.
The third LFR wing of Ny'alotha has opened this week and the final Raid Finder Wing 4 opens March 10.
GIFT OF FLESH
Shad’har the Insatiable
One of N’Zoth’s most nightmarish creations, Shad’har the Insatiable feasts on the corrupted carcasses that the Old God’s minions discard into its domain. Tormented by ceaseless hunger, Shad’har’s body twists and mutates with every corpse it devours.
The grotesque amalgam of flesh known as Drest’agath slumbered beneath Ny’alotha for millennia until being awakened by N’Zoth’s return. Now she rises like a revolting boil, ready to burst and spread her vile pestilence across Azeroth.
Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Following its defeat in the Emerald Nightmare, Il’gynoth retreated into the depths of Ny’alotha to regain its strength. Now it has fused with the city’s architecture and spreads across the Black Empire like a creeping infestation. As Il’gynoth’s corrupting flesh grows ever larger, so does its power.
Blizzard has shipped a second encrypted Shadowlands Alpha build two days in a row this week and while we are not able to datamine it just yet due to the missing decryption key, it seems Alpha is coming sometime this week.
On February 20, Blizzard shipped the first encrypted Shadowlands Alpha Build 188.8.131.52411. Yesterday, they shipped the second encrypted Shadowlands Alpha Build 184.108.40.206451 Today, they shipped the third encrypted Shadowlands Alpha Build 220.127.116.11480. This makes you probably wonder when to expect Shadowlands Alpha. The ongoing discussion over at MMO-Champion and a clip from Preach's stream, strongly hint at Shadowlands Alpha being announced this week.
Nothing has been obviously confirmed yet by Blizzard, so take this information with a grain of salt.
Update: the daily quest Coalescing Visions reward increase was actually a typo and it's now been fixed - it is a 30% increase and not a 50% one.
The massive February 24th hotfixes are here, featuring both the class and Horrific Vision tuning, as well as Explosive Orb M+ affix changes, Ny'alotha tuning, and even more Horrific Visions changes. In WoW Classic we have Razorgore only save raids to the instance if he was killed after all the eggs were destroyed.
February 24 (source)
February 24, 2020
Druid Restoration [With regional restarts] Rejuvenation now costs 10% base mana (was 10.5%). [With regional restarts] Efflorescence now costs 17% base mana (was 21.6%). [With regional restarts] Tranquility direct healing increased 11%. Developers’ note: These changes should improve Restoration Druid’s raid healing output, without much impact to their already strong capabilities in dungeons and Arena. Hunter Marksmanship [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Mage Frost [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Monk Windwalker [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Damage unchanged in PvP. Rogue Outlaw Resolved an issue that could prevent Blade Flurry from damaging some types of creatures in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Shaman Enhancement Damage of all abilities increased by 3%. Warlock Demonology [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%. Dungeons and Raids
Mythic Keystone Dungeons Explosive Affix Explosive Orbs again immediately put players into combat. Explosive Orbs can again be tab-targeted. Developers’ note: When testing the Awakened affix, we found that Explosive Orbs could sometimes prevent players from entering or exiting Ny'alotha Spires and Rifts if their party was in combat inside the instance. To solve this issue, we changed them to not place players in combat immediately. However, this had the unintended side effect of breaking player expectations around tab-targeting Explosive Orbs, so we're reverting their threat-generation behavior and trying an alternate solution. Ny’alotha, the Waking City Azeroth's Radiance now properly restores Sanity to players who are under the effects of an Immunity spell on all difficulties. Vexiona Cultists now have their health adjusted based on raid size, up to a maximum 10% reduction for 10-player raids on Normal and Heroic difficulties. Ra-den the Despoiled Resolved an issue that allowed Re-origination Anchors to be attackable with area of effect spells. Horrific Visions
Research into Synchronized Mind Stabilizer has improved, now always reviving the player with at least half their Sanity. Horrific Vision of Stormwind Magister Umbric now casts Frozen Storm twice during the encounter (was 3 times). Items and Rewards
Torn Pages of “Fear and Flesh” The number of Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" quest items required for the rank 13-15 cloak quests has been reduced. Rank 13 now requires 4 Torn Pages (down from 6). Rank 14 now requires 6 Torn Pages (down from 12). Rank 15 now requires 8 Torn Pages (down from 18). Developers’ note: This change should make all the quests completable by most players in the week and not require players to feel the need to save as many keys week to week. Along with our other quality-of-life changes, this should help newer characters catch up with their peers. [With regional restarts] Up to 4 Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" quest items can now drop in Horrific Visions from objectives on the rank 7-11 legendary cloak upgrade quests (max of 2). Developers’ note: Players will need to clear more than two side areas in one run to get more than two pages. The rank 13-15 quests will still drop a max of 2 pages, only from Lost Area objectives. Coalescing Visions Coalescing Visions now drop in higher numbers from Assaults and Daily Quests. [With regional restarts] Visions of N’Zoth daily quests now reward 50% 30% more Coalescing Visions. [With regional restarts] The N’Zoth Assault now rewards 2500 Coalescing Visions (in addition to a Vessel of Horrific Visions). [With regional restarts] Lesser Threats will now reward 6500 Coalescing Visions (was 5500). Heart of Azeroth Reaping Flames (Essence) will no longer have its cooldown reduced to 5 seconds and deal additional damage when killing Twisted Appendages. Player versus Player
Tank-specialization characters take an additional 50% damage from enemy players (was 40%). Death Knight Blood Death Strike now heals for 12.5% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%). Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 3.5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 7%). Frost, Unholy [With regional restarts] Death Strike now heals for 30% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%). [With regional restarts] Death Strikee now heals for a minimum of 5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players, down from 10%. Mage Arcane [With regional restarts] Prismatic Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players. Fire [With regional restarts] Blazing Barrier absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players. Frost [With regional restarts] Ice Barrier absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players. Warlock Affliction, Destruction [With regional restarts] Demon Armor now increases Stamina by 5%, (was 10%). [With regional restarts] Demon Armor now increases Armor by 90% (was 150%). WoW Classic
Razorgore the Untamed now only saves players to the raid instance if defeated after the eggs have been destroyed.
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