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Our team has been hard at work to bring you updated Class guides for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch!
We have updated all 36 Class guides for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch!
Welcome to our Patch 8.0.1 Class Guide Compendium. Here you will find links to our updated Class guides for World of Warcraft's Patch 8.0.1. Alternatively, you can access them all here.
The Battle for Azeroth is now live in North America. We have a Survival Guide with useful information to get you started. Artifact traits and some Legendary effects have been incorporated into specializations as talents and/or passives. Classes have access to a variety of new talents, so we listed them all below. Raid-wide buffs are back including Mage's Arcane Intellect, Priest's Power Word: Fortitude, and Warrior's Battle Shout. Click here to check out full patch notes for more details. Old Patch 7.3.5 Class guides can be accessed here. Table of Contents
Death Knight Demon Hunter Druid Hunter Mage Monk Paladin Priest Rogue Shaman Warlock Warrior Death Knight [Return to Top]
Blood Death Knight Guide for Battle for Azeroth Frost Death Knight Guide for Battle for Azeroth Unholy Death Knight Guide for Battle for Azeroth Death Knight Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 56 Heartbreaker Blooddrinker Rune Strike 57 Rapid Decomposition Hemostasis Consumption 58 Foul Bulwark Ossuary Tombstone 60 Will of the Necropolis Anti-Magic Barrier Rune Tap 75 Grip of the Dead Tightening Grasp Wraith Walk 90 Voracious Bloodworms Mark of Blood 100 Purgatory Red Thirst Bonestorm Frost
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 56 Inexorable Assault Icy Talons Cold Heart 57 Runic Attenuation Murderous Efficiency Horn of Winter 58 Death's Reach Asphyxiate Blinding Sleet 60 Avalanche Frozen Pulse Frostscythe 75 Permafrost Wraith Walk Death Pact 90 Gathering Storm Glacial Advance Frostwyrm's Fury 100 Icecap Obliteration Breath of Sindragosa Unholy
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 56 Infected Claws All Will Serve Clawing Shadows 57 Bursting Sores Ebon Fever Unholy Blight 58 Grip of the Dead Death's Reach Asphyxiate 60 Pestilent Pustules Harbinger of Doom Soul Reaper 75 Spell Eater Wraith Walk Death Pact 90 Pestilence Defile Epidemic 100 Army of the Damned Unholy Frenzy Summon Gargoyle Demon Hunter [Return to Top]
Havoc Demon Hunter Guide for Battle for Azeroth Vengeance Demon Hunter Guide for Battle for Azeroth Demon Hunter Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 99 Blind Fury Demonic Appetite Felblade 100 Insatiable Hunger Demon Blades Immolation Aura 102 Trail of Ruin Fel Mastery Fel Barrage 104 Soul Rending Desperate Instincts Netherwalk 106 Cycle of Hatred First Blood Dark Slash 108 Unleashed Power Master of the Glaive Fel Eruption 110 Demonic Momentum Nemesis Vengeance
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 99 Abyssal Strike Agonizing Flames Razor Spikes 100 Feast of Souls Fallout Burning Alive 102 Flame Crash Charred Flesh Felblade 104 Soul Rending Feed the Demon Fracture 106 Concentrated Sigils Quickened Sigils Sigil of Chains 108 Gluttony Spirit Bomb Fel Devastation 110 Last Resort Void Reaver Soul Barrier Druid
Balance Druid Guide for Battle for Azeroth Feral Druid Guide for Battle for Azeroth Guardian Druid Guide for Battle for Azeroth Restoration Druid Guide for Battle for Azeroth Druid Talents [Return to Top]
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Nature's Balance Warrior of Elune Force of Nature 30 Tiger Dash Renewal Wild Charge 45 Feral Affinity Guardian Affinity Restoration Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Starlord Incarnation: Chosen of Elune 90 Stellar Drift Twin Moons Stellar Flare 100 Shooting Stars Fury of Elune New Moon Feral
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Blood Scent Predator Lunar Inspiration 30 Tiger Dash Renewal Wild Charge 45 Balance Affinity Guardian Affinity Restoration Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Jagged Wounds Incarnation: King of the Jungle 90 Sabertooth Brutal Slash Savage Roar 100 Moment of Clarity Bloodtalons Feral Frenzy Guardian
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Brambles Blood Frenzy Bristling Fur 30 Tiger Dash Intimidating Roar Wild Charge 45 Balance Affinity Feral Affinity Restoration Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Galactic Guardian Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc 90 Earthwarden Survival of the Fittest Guardian of Elune 100 Rend and Tear Lunar Beam Pulverize Restoration
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Abundance Prosperity Cenarion Ward 30 Tiger Dash Renewal Wild Charge 45 Balance Affinity Feral Affinity Guardian Affinity 60 Mighty Bash Mass Entanglement Typhoon 75 Soul of the Forest Cultivation Incarnation: Tree of Life 90 Inner Peace Stonebark Spring Blossoms 100 Photosynthesis Germination Flourish Hunter [Return to Top]
Beast Mastery Hunter Guide for Battle for Azeroth Marksmanship Hunter Guide for Battle for Azeroth Survival Hunter Guide for Battle for Azeroth Hunter Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Killer Instinct Animal Companion Dire Beast 30 Scent of Blood One with the Pack Chimaera Shot 45 Trailblazer Natural Mending Camouflage 60 Venomous Bite Thrill of the Hunt A Murder of Crows 75 Born To Be Wild Posthaste Binding Shot 90 Stomp Barrage Stampede 100 Aspect of the Beast Killer Cobra Spitting Cobra Marksmanship
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Master Marksman Serpent Sting A Murder of Crows 30 Careful Aim Volley Explosive Shot 45 Trailblazer Natural Mending Camouflage 60 Steady Focus Streamline Hunter's Mark 75 Born To Be Wild Posthaste Binding Shot 90 Lethal Shots Barrage Double Tap 100 Calling the Shots Lock and Load Piercing Shot Survival
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Viper's Venom Terms of Engagement Alpha Predator 30 Guerrilla Tactics Hydra's Bite Butchery 45 Trailblazer Natural Mending Camouflage 60 Bloodseeker Steel Trap A Murder of Crows 75 Born to Be Wild Posthaste Binding Shot 90 Tip of the Spear Mongoose Bite Flanking Strike 100 Birds of Prey Wildfire Infusion Chakrams Mage [Return to Top]
Arcane Mage Guide for Battle for Azeroth Fire Mage Guide for Battle for Azeroth Frost Mage Guide for Battle for Azeroth Mage Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Amplification Rule of Threes Arcane Familiar 30 Mana Shield Shimmer Slipstream 45 Incanter's Flow Mirror Image Rune of Power 60 Resonance Charged Up Supernova 75 Chrono Shift Ice Ward Ring of Frost 90 Reverberate Touch of the Magi Nether Tempest 100 Overpowered Time Anomaly Arcane Orb Fire
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Firestarter Pyromaniac Searing Touch 30 Blazing Soul Shimmer Blast Wave 45 Incanter's Flow Mirror Image Rune of Power 60 Flame On Alexstrasza's Fury Phoenix Flames 75 Frenetic Speed Ice Ward Ring of Frost 90 Flame Patch Conflagration Living Bomb 100 Kindling Pyroclasm Meteor Frost
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Bone Chilling Lonely Winter Ice Nova 30 Glacial Insulation Shimmer Ice Floes 45 Incanter's Flow Mirror Image Rune of Power 60 Frozen Touch Chain Reaction Ebonbolt 75 Frigid Winds Ice Ward Ring of Frost 90 Freezing Rain Splitting Ice Comet Storm 100 Thermal Void Ray of Frost Glacial Spike Monk [Return to Top]
Brewmaster Monk Guide for Battle for Azeroth Mistweaver Monk Guide for Battle for Azeroth Windwalker Guide for Battle for Azeroth Monk Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Burst 30 Celerity Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust 45 Light Brewing Spitfire Black Ox Brew 60 Tiger Tail Sweep Summon Black Ox Statue Ring of Peace 75 Bob and Weave Healing Elixir Dampen Harm 90 Special Delivery Rushing Jade Wind Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox 100 High Tolerance Guard Blackout Combo Mistweaver
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Mist Wrap Chi Wave Chi Burst 30 Celerity Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust 45 Lifecycles Spirit of the Crane Mana Tea 60 Tiger Tail Sweep Song of Chi-Ji Ring of Peace 75 Healing Elixir Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm 90 Summon Jade Serpent Statue Refreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane 100 Upwelling Focused Thunder Rising Mist Windwalker
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Eye of the Tiger Chi Wave Chi Burst 30 Celerity Chi Torpedo Tiger's Lust 45 Ascension Fist of the White Tiger Energizing Elixir 60 Tiger Tail Sweep Good Karma Ring of Peace
75 Inner Strength Diffuse Magic Dampen Harm 90 Hit Combo Rushing Jade Wind Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger 100 Spiritual Focus Whirling Dragon Punch Serenity Paladin [Return to Top]
Holy Paladin Guide for Battle for Azeroth Protection Paladin Guide for Battle for Azeroth Retribution Paladin Guide for Battle for Azeroth Paladin Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Crusader's Might Bestow Faith Light's Hammer 30 Cavalier Unbreakable Spirit Rule of Law 45 Fist of Justice Repentance Blinding Light 60 Devotion Aura Aura of Sacrifice Aura of Mercy 75 Judgment of Light Holy Avenger Holy Prism 90 Sanctified Wrath Avenging Crusader Awakening 100 Divine Purpose Beacon of Faith Beacon of Virtue Protection
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Holy Shield Redoubt Blessed Hammer 30 First Avenger Crusader's Judgment Bastion of Light 45 Fist of Justice Repentance Blinding Light 60 Retribution Aura Cavalier Blessing of Spellwarding 75 Final Stand Unbreakable Spirit Hand of the Protector 90 Judgment of Light Consecrated Ground Aegis of Light 100 Last Defender Righteous Protector Seraphim Retribution
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Zeal Righteous Verdict Execution Sentence 30 Fires of Justice Blade of Wrath Hammer of Wrath 45 Fist of Justice Repentance Blinding Light 60 Divine Judgment Consecration Wake of Ashes 75 Cavalier Unbreakable Spirit Eye for an Eye 90 Selfless Healer Justicar's Vengeance Word of Glory 100 Divine Purpose Crusade Inquisition Priest [Return to Top]
Discipline Priest Guide for Battle for Azeroth Holy Priest Guide for Battle for Azeroth Shadow Priest Guide for Battle for Azeroth Priest Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Castigation Twist of Fate Schism 30 Body and Soul Masochism Angelic Feather 45 Shield Discipline Mindbender Power Word: Solace 60 Psychic Voice Dominant Mind Shining Force 75 Sins of the Many Contrition Shadow Covenant 90 Purge the Wicked Divine Star Halo 100 Lenience Luminous Barrier Evangelism Holy
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Enlightenment Trail of Light Enduring Renewal 30 Angelic Feather Perseverance Angel's Mercy 45 Cosmic Ripple Guardian Angel Afterlife 60 Psychic Voice Censure Shining Force 75 Surge of Light Binding Heal Circle of Healing 90 Benediction Divine Star Halo 100 Light of the Naaru Apotheosis Holy Word: Salvation Shadow
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Fortress of the Mind Shadowy Insight Shadow Word: Void 30 Body and Soul San'layn Mania 45 Twist of Fate Misery Dark Void 60 Last Word Mind Bomb Psychic Horror 75 Auspicious Spirits Shadow Word: Death Shadow Crash 90 Lingering Insanity Mindbender Void Torrent 100 Legacy of the Void Dark Ascension Surrender to Madness Rogue [Return to Top]
Assassination Rogue Guide for Battle for Azeroth Outlaw Rogue Guide for Battle for Azeroth Subtlety Rogue Guide for Battle for Azeroth Rogue Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Master Poisoner Elaborate Planning Blindside 30 Nightstalker Subterfuge Master Assassin 45 Vigor Deeper Stratagem Marked for Death 60 Leeching Poison Cheat Death Elusiveness 75 Internal Bleeding Iron Wire Prey on the Weak 90 Venom Rush Toxic Blade Exsanguinate 100 Poison Bomb Hidden Blades Crimson Tempest Outlaw
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Weaponmaster Quick Draw Ghostly Strike 30 Acrobatic Strikes Retractable Hook Hit and Run 45 Vigor Deeper Stratagem Marked for Death 60 Iron Stomach Cheat Death Elusiveness 75 Dirty Tricks Blinding Powder Prey on the Weak 90 Loaded Dice Alacrity Slice and Dice 100 Dancing Steel Blade Rush Killing Spree Subtlety
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Weaponmaster Find Weakness Gloomblade 30 Nightstalker Subterfuge Shadow Focus 45 Vigor Deeper Stratagem Marked for Death 60 Soothing Darkness Cheat Death Elusiveness 75 Shot in the Dark Night Terrors Prey on the Weak 90 Dark Shadow Alacrity Enveloping Shadows 100 Master of Shadows Secret Technique Shuriken Tornado Shaman [Return to Top]
Elemental Shaman Guide for Battle for Azeroth Enhancement Shaman Guide for Battle for Azeroth Restoration Shaman Guide for Battle for Azeroth Shaman Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Exposed Elements Echo of the Elements Elemental Blast 30 Aftershock Master of the Elements Totem Mastery 45 Spirit Wolf Earth Shield Static Charge 60 High Voltage Storm Elemental Liquid Magma Totem 75 Nature's Guardian Ancestral Guidance Wind Rush Totem 90 Earthen Rage Primal Elementalist Icefury 100 Unlimited Power Stormkeeper Ascendance Enhancement
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Boulderfist Hot Hand Lightning Shield 30 Landslide Forceful Winds Totem Mastery 45 Spirit Wolf Earth Shield Static Charge 60 Searing Assault Hailstorm Overcharge 75 Nature's Guardian Feral Lunge Wind Rush Totem 90 Crashing Storm Fury of Air Sundering 100 Elemental Spirits Earthen Spike Ascendance Restoration
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Torrent Undulation Unleash Life 30 Echo of the Elements Deluge Earth Shield 45 Spirit Wolf Earthgrab Totem Static Charge 60 Ancestral Vigor Earthen Wall Totem Ancestral Protection Totem 75 Nature's Guardian Graceful Spirit Wind Rush Totem 90 Flash Flood Downpour Cloudburst Totem 100 High Tide Wellspring Ascendance Warlock [Return to Top]
Affliction Warlock Guide for Battle for Azeroth Demonology Warlock Guide for Battle for Azeroth Destruction Warlock Guide for Battle for Azeroth Warlock Talents
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Nightfall Drain Soul Deathbolt 30 Writhe in Agony Absolute Corruption Siphon Life 45 Demon Skin Burning Rush Dark Pact 60 Sow the Seeds Phantom Singularity Vile Taint 75 Darkfury Mortal Coil Demonic Circle 90 Shadow Embrace Haunt Grimoire of Sacrifice 100 Soul Conduit Creeping Death Dark Soul: Misery Demonology
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Dreadlash Demonic Strength Biliescourge Bombers 30 Demonic Calling Power Siphon Doom 45 Demon Skin Burning Rush Dark Pact 60 From the Shadows Soul Strike Summon Vilefiend 75 Darkfury Mortal Coil Demonic Circle 90 Soul Conduit Inner Demons Grimoire: Felguard 100 Sacrificed Souls Demonic Consumption Nether Portal Destruction
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Flashover Eradication Soul Fire 30 Reverse Entropy Internal Combustion Shadowburn 45 Demon Skin Burning Rush Dark Pact 60 Inferno Fire and Brimstone Cataclysm 75 Darkfury Mortal Coil Demonic Circle 90 Roaring Blaze Grimoire of Supremacy Grimoire of Sacrifice 100 Soul Conduit Channel Demonfire Dark Soul: Instability Warrior [Return to Top]
Arms Warrior Guide for Battle for Azeroth Fury Warrior Guide for Battle for Azeroth Protection Warrior Guide for Battle for Azeroth Warrior Talnts
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 War Machine Sudden Death Skullsplitter 30 Double Time Impending Victory Storm Bolt 45 Massacre Fervor of Battle Rend 60 Second Wind Bounding Stride Defensive Stance 75 Collateral Damage Warbreaker Cleave 90 In For The Kill Avatar Deadly Calm 100 Anger Management Dreadnaught Ravager Fury
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 War Machine Endless Rage Fresh Meat 30 Double Time Impending Victory Storm Bolt 45 Inner Rage Sudden Death Furious Slash 60 Furious Charge Bounding Stride Warpaint 75 Carnage Massacre Frothing Berserker 90 Meat Cleaver Dragon Roar Bladestorm 100 Reckless Abandon Anger Management Siegebreaker Protection
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3 15 Into the Fray Punish Impending Victory 30 Crackling Thunder Bounding Stride Safeguard 45 Best Served Cold Unstoppable Force Dragon Roar 60 Indomitable Never Surrender Bolster 75 Menace Rumbling Earth Storm Bolt 90 Booming Voice Vengeance Devastator 100 Anger Management Heavy Repercussions Ravager
Patch day is upon us! Don't forget to update your graphics drivers and add-ons! Our handy Survival Guide is here to help you out!
Our Patch 8.0.1 Survival Guide is filled with useful tips to get you started!
Patch 8.0.1 is going live today (tomorrow in EU). We have some last minute changes for all Classes and the official patch notes linked below!
Patch 8.0.1 Official Patch Notes Class Tuning Hotfixes: July 17 Patch 8.0.1 contains all Battle for Azeroth backend updates and Class changes! You still need to wait until BfA launch to access new content, including Azerite Armor, Island Expeditions, two new continents etc.
Blizzard confirmed that unlock requirements for existing Allied Races will remain the same and there are no plans to change and/or remove them.
Fiendish Hellfire Core (Mythic Gul'dan) & Shackled Ur'zul (Mythic Argus) remain 100% drops until Battle for Azeroth goes live.
Two new achievements have been added to the game:
A Horde of Hoofbeats (Alliance) // A Horde of Hoofbeats Collect 400 mounts usable by a single character to get Frenzied Feltalon. Artifacts
Artifact traits will be disabled in the 8.0 pre-patch. Relics can still be used to upgrade the item level of your Artifact weapon.
Players will be able to create upright Orcs and Blood Elves with golden eyes. Our friends at MMO-Champion also noticed that Void/Blood Elves now have more relaxed lips. You can find more info here.
Customization Options Coming in the 8.0 Pre-Patch
Some Legion Legendary effects have been incorporated into their specs and their effects stack! You can read more details here. Some Artifact traits have also been baked into talents/passives, but Blizzard actually decided to disable them on Legion Artifacts. Check out the official patch notes for all changes. Class Guides
We're updating our Class Guides for the pre-patch! Stay tuned for more details!
World of Warcraft is adding a new Communities feature and Blizzard's updating guild chat with chat history!
With the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, we’re introducing World of Warcraft Communities, a new feature that will let you create, manage, and join multiple groups of friends and family. Whether you have a dedicated group that just likes to role-play, a group that is all about pet battling, or another that is focused on Mythic dungeons, Communities will allow you to bring them all together—no matter what realms they’re on. Not only will you be able to participate in a variety of Community groups, but you’ll be able to maintain your membership in your guild at the same time.
You can create and manage a World of Warcraft Community through the Guilds & Communities tab (J), where you’ll also have access to Blizzard Groups. Blizzard Groups allow you to connect with cross-game friends and other players even beyond World of Warcraft via the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app; Communities are specific to the character you’re creating the community with and are great for bringing together in-game friends.
Communities you create are open to same-faction characters from any realm within your region. You’ll be able to invite characters directly, provide a code, or send an invitation link to those you would like to invite to your newly-created community. You’ll also be able to create calendar events specific to your community and use Quick Join to hop into groups together.
As a part of this new feature, players will also be able to take part in Community-specific chat (text and voice), create and manage channels, and easily switch between them right within the Community interface. The new feature also provides a chat history, which we’re also bringing to guild chat.
World of Warcraft Communities will be available soon, with the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch—stay tuned for more information.
You can learn more about how to create and manage your Communities in our support article. For additional troubleshooting help with joining a World of Warcraft Community or Guild chat, visit our support site.
Global Cooldown Changes
Many spells have been placed on global cooldowns.
Now that Artifact Power's obsolete, many sources of Artifact Power, including World Quests, will instead offer Wakening Essences that can be used to purchase specific Legendary items. Legendary items can be purchased from Arcanomancer Vridiel in Dalaran for 1,000 Wakening Essences each.
Master Loot is gone and Personal Loot is now the only source of loot distribution in raids. You will still be able to trade items if you have an item with a higher item level equipped in a specific slot. Old dungeons and raids have been updated with something called Legacy Loot Mode. How Legacy Loot Mode Works
The loot mode will automatically activate when you enter a dungeon or raid that's trivial for you (your character is 10+ levels higher than the dungeon or raid's intended level). The number of items dropped by bosses will be the same as it would have been if you were in a full party or raid. All items on the loot table will have a chance to drop, regardless of your set Loot Specialization. Loot will be tradable and split among members of your party or raid. Blizzard (Source)
Since the Patch 7.3.5 change to use personal loot rules in leveling dungeons, we’ve heard a lot of feedback from Transmog hunters concerned about how this has affected the ability to collect appearances from older content. We hear you, and agree it’s a problem, so we’ve been working on a more robust solution for Battle for Azeroth. Once these updates are implemented, entering a dungeon or raid that is trivial for you (i.e.: your character is 10 or more levels higher than the dungeon or raid’s intended level) will activate a “legacy loot mode.” That loot mode will work like this:
The number of items dropped by bosses will be the same as it would have been if you were in a full party. So if you’re in a 5-player dungeon, you’ll get 5 players’ worth of loot. For raids with a flexible raid size (such as Raid Finder), this will act as though there were 20 players in the raid. All items on the loot table will have a chance to drop, not just the ones that are designated for your spec. If you have multiple players in the group, the loot will be split among those players, but be tradeable. For example, if you’re clearing with one other player and kill a boss that should drop 4 items, you’ll each be able to pick up two items and trade them between each other if you like. While the personal loot change was a key part of what allowed us to expand leveling dungeons to encompass a wider range of levels, and we’re happy with it in that environment, we recognize that it’s not a great experience for those who enjoy clearing older content for transmog, and hope that these changes will make that more enjoyable once they’re complete.
Thanks again for all of the feedback!
Numbers and item levels are crunched down in the 8.0 pre-patch. Player power is unaffected by the stat squish. Blizzard's also reducing item levels, so for instance, Legion Legendary items will be of item level 190 (down from 1,000). Multiboxing Changes
In order to balance World PvP, the /follow command will not work in combat with War Mode enabled. Click here to learn more about multiboxing changes in the pre-patch.
Datamined Global Strings
ERR_INVALID_FOLLOW_PVP_COMBAT - You can't use follow while engaged in PVP combat. ERR_INVALID_FOLLOW_TARGET_PVP_COMBAT - You can't follow a player who is engaged in PVP combat. War of Thorns Event
The pre-expansion event will be available starting the week of July 24. The Horde will begin their match upon the kaldorei. The attack has two stages. Completing the first part unlocks Darkshore World Quests, whereas the second part rewards two mounts: Smoldering Reins of the Teldrassil Hippogryph & War-Torn Reins of the Undercity Plaguebat.
War of Thorns Preview (Alliance Pov) - TBA War of Thorns Preview (Horde PoV) *contains spoilers* Environmental Changes (Darkshore, Lordaeron) *contains spoilers* UI Changes & Map Improvements
Layout of the default user interface has been slightly updated in Battle for Azeroth. The bottom right bar has 6 slots and the right bars 12 slots each.
PvP Changes & War Mode
Strand of Ancients and Ashran along with all related achievements have been removed. Alterac and Isle of Conquest (40v40) have been added to a separate queue also known as Epic Battlegrounds. The option to Blacklist Battlegrounds has been removed. Legion PvP Post-Season
The final Legion PvP Season is coming with the launch of the 8.0 pre-patch, but comes with no rewards.
Server types are changing in the pre-patch with the introduction of War Mode. We no longer have separate PvP/PvE realm types. Instead, players decided to opt in World PvP, by enabling War Mode.
War Mode can be activated in Stormwind and Orgrimmar. Enabling War Mode increases XP gains by 10% Enlisted and grants access to PvP talents in the outdoor world. Players with enabled War Mode will be sharded with other players from different realms that have it on (with the exception of RP realms). If you decide to keep War Mode off, nobody will be able to attack you while questing.
Hunters and Warlocks had updated spell animations that will go live in the pre-patch.
First Aid, Mage Tower and many other things are going away in the Battle for Azeroth Pre-Patch. Folks at reddit have compiled a really list of things going away and you can find it here.
Voice Chat Service
Voice chat is now directly implemented into the game. A chat message will appear whenever you join a party or raid, giving you the option to join it. You can change your preferences under System > Voice Chat.
Many Warlock spells have been updated with new animations in Battle for Azeroth. Check out our video showing off all updated spell animations that will go live with the pre-patch on July 17.
Warlocks are finally getting the long-awaited update to spell animations in the 8.0.1 pre-patch!
You can find the latest news in our Battle for Azeroth Expansion Hub.
The following Warlock spells have been updated in the coming expansion:
Create Soulwell Demon Summons Summon Felhunter Summon Imp Summon Succubus Summon Voidwalker Drain Life Ritual of Summoning Affliction/Demonology
Shadow Bolt Affliction
Agony Corruption Dark Soul: Misery Deathbolt Seed of Corruption Summon Darkglare Unstable Affliction Demonology
Bilescourge Bombers Call Dreadstalkers Demonbolt Hand of Gul'dan Implosion Summon Demonic Tyrant Summon Felguard Summon Vilefiend Nether Portal Destruction
Chaos Bolt Conflagrate Dark Soul: Instability Immolate Incinerate Summon Infernal Rain of Fire Shadowburn We created a 3-minute video with all updated spells. Check it out!
Gameplay preview of the War of Thorns event, starring the morally gray Horde and their march upon the kaldorei.
War of Thorns is the Battle for Azeroth pre-expansion event that culminates in the Horde burning down Teldrassil. It should be available on live realms the week of July 17. Here's a gameplay preview of the event from PTR with all important information from the Horde perspective.
The following article contains spoilers.
War of Thorns
Available the week of July 24 through Battle for Azeroth launch. The event had two stages of testing on the PTR and it's possible that they won't be available immediately when Patch 8.0 goes live. Stage #1 ends with the Horde advancing from Ashenvale to Darkshore and unlocking Darkshore World Quests. Stage #2 ends with the Horde burning down the World Tree. Important cinematics are obviously still missing. You can earn the following faction mounts by completing the second part of the pre-expansion event: Smoldering Reins of the Teldrassil Hippogryph (Alliance) War-Torn Reins of the Undercity Plaguebat (Horde) Quests
The Warchief Awaits
The initial quest is offered by Warchief Sylvanas in Undercity. You can ask her why she decided to attack Teldrassil in the first place.
The Warchief Commands
Find High Overlord Saurfang in Northern Barrens.
A Quick Diversion
Fly to Astranaar in Ashenvale and talk to Lorash.
Everybody Has a Price
Your goal is to poison the kaldorei and disarm Astranaar.
A Timely Arrival
The Horde forces now advance through Astranaar and Sylvanas praises you for a perfectly executed strike.
Now that the Horde controls Astranaar, Sylvanas tells you that she will continue her hunt for the only creature that can stop your march to victory: Malfurion Stormrage. The next step is to establish a foothold at the base of Darkshore in Zoram'gar Outpost.
Go back to Astranaar and talk to High Overlord Saurfang to proceed with the next quest.
On The Prowl
The objective is to meet Sylvanas near the entrance to Darkshore. You will find her fighting Malfurion and he won't let you pass. He creates a wisp wall, Horde soldiers try to cross it, but they get killed in the process.
Into the Woods
You will need to defeat 6 Ashenvale Huntresses and Sylvanas tells you that Malfurion will try to hold you back until his fleet returns from Silithus. Until then, his army is too small. You must find a path through the wisp wall.
Ripe for the Picking
Go to Zoram'gar Outpost and talk to Saurfang.
A Quick Flyover
Talk to Zarvik Blastwix to fly a machine that will help you destroy wisps.
An Unstoppable Force
Now's the time to get past the wisp barrier and you will meet Sylvanas at the wall.
You must now pass through the wall.
Clearing Them Out & A Glaive Misunderstanding
It's time to press on. The objective is to defeat Night Elf forces and glaive throwers in The Master's Glaive.
Sentry Owls in the trees are reporting everything they see back to Malfurion. It's up to you to eliminate them along with Frenzied Blackwood Furbolgs.
The Trees Have Ears
Slay the Burning Ancient. A cinematic plays after completing this quest.
Aggressive Inspiration & The Blackwood Den & A Change in Leadership
In the next series of quest, you must attack and capture Blackwood Den by defeating leaders, slaying furbolgs and planting Horde banners.
The Start of Something Good
Meet Sylvanas at Nazj'vel.
Fueling the Horde War Machine & A Very Clear Message
Collect Azerite from 6 Azerite deposits and slay Night Elves that are trying to snag it.
A Gift of Azerite
Deliver the collected Azerite to Zarvik Blastwix in Blackwood Den.
A Wild Ride
You'll arrive at the Wildbend River and fight off Awakened Ancients and kaldorei forces. Sylvanas tells you that the stalemate is unwise to pursue and suggests regrouping at the Blackwood Den.
A Looming Threat
This is the final quest of the first part of the pre-patch event that unlocks World Quests in Darkshore.
Find Saurfang in Lor'danel.
No Small Mercy & Seaside Rendezvous & Driving Them Out
Saurfang will offer three quests. You must defeat 15 Lor'danel defenders, Caranne Briarbow and Ariel Stagguard and save 8 scared civilians.
After that, you go to Mist's Edge and talk to Sylvanas. A not yet implemented cinematic will play and you will see the burning World Tree in the background and receive your faction mount.
Full Gameplay Preview