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Blizzplanet got a chance to interview Game Director Ion Hazzikostas about Patch 7.3. We learned some interesting facts about character customization, Invasion Points, scaling in old world zones and more.
You can read the full interview here.
Blizzplanet asked a question about Lightforged Draenei having a unique appearance. Blizzard designed entirely new Draenei appearances for Argussian NPCs and according to the interview, they want to revisit it in the future to give players more character customization wherever possible. (skin tones?). A fresh level 110 will have a tought time on Argus, but Argus is very similar to Tanaan Jungle in terms of gearing. The Relinquished items vendor moved to Argus and now offers ilvl 910 gear for a new currency. Mobs / various activities on Argus will yield Unsullied BoA gear (ilvl 880). Argus world quest have a higher floor (895) than quests on the Broken Isles. All players start at Artifact Knowledge Level 41. Talking about scaled leveling in the old world to keep it relevant, Ion thinks they could apply some of the Legion technology for old zones, but at the same time, he doesn't feel it would be right for a "Champion of the Alliance & Horde" to be scaled down to lower levels when visiting those zones at maximum level having a tough time fighting boars. The team's happy with storytelling in Legion through larger and smaller patches. While 7.3 is the last raid patch of the expansion, there's more Legion story to tell after Antorus. There will be a weekly quest to complete 5 Invasion Points. Currently the game has 6, with several variations. Imagine Invasion Points as multi-player scenarios with 3 stages. Each Invasion Point can have randomized variations of mobs you'll be facing and environmental hazards. You can find out more information about Invasion Point: Blood here as an example, explaining different "environmental hazards" as Ion calles it. Baseline level of items from all dungeon types will be increased in 7.3, Legendary item level will be 1,000 and Titanforged items will cap at 985. The team's aware of numbers being high and a squish is coming in the future. They want new content to feel rewarding. For example, a Heroic Tomb raider jumps into Normal Antorus and it wouldn't be productive for progression experience if the gear that dropped was a downgrade and this leads to item level gaps between tiers. Ion doesn't want to spoil information about Argus the Unmaker. He's a huge part of the Legion story and for now, the Dungeon Journal remains blank. Titans are effectively dead, but pieces of their souls were a great source of power and something to corrupt for Sargeras. In Antorus, we'll recover some pieces and they will aid us in the final battle against Argus's world soul. Ion's talking about at least one new secret in Patch 7.3 and he's probably referring to Lucid Nightmare.
There's a brand new esports show on the official WoW youtube page, featuring Venruki and Bajheera, who will be taking a look at the untold stories of WoW esports! The first episode takes a look at the recent World of Warcraft Arena Championship in all regions and teases some of the upcoming BlizzCon PvP action!
Level up your pets faster during the Pet Battle Bonus Event, show your prowess in Warsong Scramble and if you're an Enhancement Shaman, get the hidden Artifact appearance from Levantus.
Mythic Keystone Affixes
Sanguine Grievous Fortified PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble (Aug 22 - 29)
Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic capture-the-flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without having your own at your base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team must be the first to capture five flags. (Source)
Don't forget to complete the weekly quest "Something Different" to get Brawler's Footlocker, 3 Marks of Honor and Soldier's Legacy (AP token). Pet Battle Bonus Event (Aug 22 - 29)
Sign of the Critter increases XP gained from Pet Battles by 200% for the duration of the event. Accept the quest The Very Best (Shift +J by default) or speak to Archmage Timear in Dalaran. Win 5 Pet Battles to get Ultimate Battle-Training Stone and instantly level up one of your pets to level 25. World Boss Levantus
Search for the epic Terror of the Deep world quest in Azsuna.
World Boss Loot Tables
Fel-Scented Bait Hook-Fingered Gauntlets Chum-Chopper Gauntlets Krakentooth Necklace Ring of Deep Sea Pearls Seaweed "Leather" Mitts The Warmace of Shirvallah (Artifact appearance for Enhancement Shamans) Whirlpool Gloves
Our returing player guide is stuffed with relevant information for players that haven't played WoW for a while and they'd like to give it a go in 7.3.
If you haven't played WoW for a while, we have a guide for you with all relevant information.
The main goal of the guide is to keep it short and simple.
In Patch 7.3, the 3rd relic slot will be unlocked immediately once you reach 110 and there's no need to complete individual campaigns all over again. (Source) You can forget about the Broken Shore content. Artifact Knowledge is now shared. All player start at AK Level 41 and will automatically gain 1 AK Level per week. Only one new Legendary item is added in 7.3. Any player that defeats Argus the Unmaker can get Insignia of the Grand Army. It's rewarded from the quest called The Death of a Titan. More details about the Netherlight Crucible can be found here. Two new factions are added in Patch 7.3: Argussian Reach & Army of the Light, both having new emissary quests. A new Heirloom with an interesting affix was added to the game. Man'ari Training Amulet. Sacrifice 10% HP to gain 40% increased movement speed for 10 seconds. There are no plans to enable Draenor flying for those that haven't unlocked Draenor Pathfinder. Patch 7.3 Content Rollout
Not all 7.3 content will be available on day 1.From the latest developer Q/A, the content rollout should look like this:
Krokuun and the first two chapters of the Argus story will unlock. Players will be able to unlock Krokuun World Quests. Week 2
The second Argus zone Mac'Aree will become available and with it the third and fourth chapter of the Argus story. Once you progress through those chapters, you will gain access to Mac'aree World Quests, Kil'jaeden's Terrace World Quests and Western Mac'Aree World Quests. Invasion Points will also open. Week 3
The last week marks the opening of Argus's last zone, Antoran Wastes. Players will gain access to Antoran Wastes World Quests, the Netherlight Crucible and the new dungeon - Seat of the Triumvirate. All you need to know at this point is that Argus has three zones and once you finish the story in each zone, you will gain access to world quests.
We datamined two Bind-to-Account items related to reputation catch-up with Broken Isles & Argus factions. Sources remain unknown for now. Nathrezim Tome of Manipulation increases rep gains with Broken Isles factions by 200% for 2 hours. The item's intended for alts and doesn't work past level 109. Demon's Soulstone can only be used on Argus and the item increases your reputation standing by 1,000 with all factions. It's good for catching up reputation with the Nightfallen. Gear Catch-up
New Relinquished items are being added in 7.3 with a base item level of 910. (Source) All items can be purchased for 650 Veiled Argunite (a new currency from Argus World Quests). Crafted 7.3 gear is of ilvl 885 and can be upgraded with Primal Sargerite via Primal Obliterum up to item level 935. Old crafted gear can't be upgraded past 900. You can disenchant it into Chaos Crystal. There's a new shoulder enchant on Argus that will help you farm Primal Sargerite. More information can be found here. Dungeons have had their ilvl increased by 20 item levels on every difficulty. Normal: ilvl 845 (was 825) Heroic: ilvl 865 (was 845) Mythic: ilvl 885 (was 865) World Quest rewards scale up to item level 895. (Source) With the introduction of the Netherlight Crucible, you can now target specific relic types. Antorus the Burning Throne
The raid won't open immediately with 7.3, but at a later point (probably in Patch 7.3.5). Once Antorus opens, Legendary items will have a base item level of 1,000. (Source) For more information about Patch 7.3, check out our Argus hub.