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A new set of smaller hotfixes arrives.
August 17 (Source)
Dungeons and Raids
Timewalking Valt of the Wardens Glazer Temporarily disabled the Focus ability. Quests
The objective text for the raid quest “Turning the Wheel” now correctly states that 15 boss kills are required.
Fated Sepulcher is open this week and each boss has a different affix! In this post, we outline the Fated affixes available this week.
This is the first week you can get the Jigglesworth Sr. if you've completed Fated Castle Nathria and Sanctum of Domination!
Fated Raid Affixes in Shadowlands Season 4
Season 4 introduces the following Fated affixes that are active inside Fated raids.
Fated Power: Chaotic Essence - Summons a Chaotic Essence which casts Chaotic Destruction, inflicting 100 Cosmic damage to all players if successful. Upon interaction, the essence becomes hostile and instead continuously manifests Chaotic Motes. These motes channel 2 Cosmic damage into targeted players every 0.5 sec. for 3 sec. When defeated each mote splits into additional motes. After 15 sec the Chaotic Essence dissipates, granting all players 2% increased damage done, 2% increased healing done, and 2% absorbs done for 25 sec. This effect stacks for each Chaotic Mote slain. Spawns a Chaotic Essence which spawns Chaotic Motes when you interact with it. The more motes you kill the more will spawn providing you with a powerful stacking buff that increases damage, healing done, and absorbs. Fated Power: Creation Spark - Charges a player, inflicting 3 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 30 sec. This effect stacks. Upon removal this charge jettisons Creation Sparks to nearby locations, infusing players within 0 yards of the impact location, increasing the flow of time by 10%, increasing casting, attack speed, cooldown recharge rate, and periodic tick rates and additionally increasing movement speed by 40% for 25 sec. Players get a debuff that spawns pools on the ground when dispelled. You must soak these pools to receive a raid buff. Fated Power: Protoform Barrier - Empowers the caster, inflicting 1 Cosmic damage to all players every 3 sec. Upon removal this barrier manifests as one attackable enemy, casting a shared 400 absorb shield with all other enemies for 15 sec. A second unit manifests that also can be healed to reduce the shared shield. Upon expiration the barrier explodes, inflicting 50 Cosmic damage and an additional 5 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. to all players for 8 sec. If broken this effect backfires, inflicting all damage done to each enemy during the barrier as Cosmic damage, and additionally grants all players up to 25% increased damage done, 25% healing done, and 25% increased absorbs done for 40 sec. The power revolves around a shield that you must DPS down quickly for a raid buff. Healers can instead heal a unit to be granted the buff. Fated Power: Reconfiguration Emitter - Manifests an attackable enemy which continuously casts. This enemy remains immune to damage until the first successful cast or interrupt. Successful casts inflict 30 Cosmic damage to all players. Upon defeat this enemy infuses all players with power based on the energy level of the emitter, increasing mastery by up to 10, critical strike chance by up to 15%, versatility by up to 15%, and avoidance by up to 8. Spawns an add that must be interrupted and killed for a raid buff. Fated Affixes in Sepulcher of the First Ones in Shadowlands Season 4
With Fated Sepulcher available this week, each boss has a different Fated affix tied to it. You'll find a list of raid bosses and their affixes below.
Vigilant Guardian -- Fated Power: Creation Spark; Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener -- Fated Power: Reconfiguration Emitter; Artificer Xy'mox -- Fated Power: Protoform Barrier; Halondrus the Reclaimer -- Fated Power: Chaotic Essence; Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle -- Fated Power: Protoform Barrier; Prototype Pantheon -- Fated Power: Reconfiguration Emitter; Lihuvim, Principal Architect -- Fated Power: Creation Spark; Anduin Wrynn -- Fated Power: Reconfiguration Emitter; Lords of Dread -- Fated Power: Protoform Barrier; Rygelon -- Fated Power: Chaotic Essence; The Jailer -- Fated Power: Creation Spark.
Demon Hunters are the only remaining class that didn't receive new talent trees on the Dragonflight Alpha. With all zones being available for testing currently on the Alpha, Closed Beta may begin as soon as next week. We should also hear more about the Dragonflight pre-patch in the near future.
When Dragonflight Alpha testing began on July 14, 2022, Blizzard said Alpha would have multiple stages of testing.
Full details on the following phases will be shared as we get closer to them, but here are the current plans for the zones:
Phase 2 Zone Experience: The Forbidden Reach Phase 3 Zone Experiences: The Forbidden Reach and Waking Shores Phase 4 Zone Experiences: The Forbidden Reach and Thaldraszus Phase 5 Zone Experiences: The Forbidden Reach and Ohn’ahran Plain Phase 6+ All zones are expected to be playable The sixth phase is currently ongoing, and for the first time, Build 45141 makes every zone available for testing.
Demon Hunters are the only class that didn't receive new talent trees yet, but that's hopefully changing with next week's update. Alpha currently contains templates for both leveling and max-level testing, which gives us a solid reason to believe that Closed Beta is well...close!
The unconfirmed leaked internal spreadsheet from yesterday contains a supposed release date of the Dragonflight pre-patch. If the pre-patch release is planned for October 25, 2022, we should also see it hit Public Test Realms soon, maybe when Blizzard announces Closed Beta.
When do you think we'll learn more about the pre-patch? Let us know in the comments!
Blizzard added two new Monk talent backgrounds and the Nokhud Offensive loading screen in the latest Dragonflight Alpha build.
Nokhud Offensive Dungeon Loading Screen
Monk Talent Backgrounds