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Patch 9.1 will go live on June 29 (US) and June 30 (EU)!
The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated, but the power of the Maw still grows. Return to the Maw with the restored strength of the kyrian, necrolords, night fae, and venthyr and together strike back at the Jailer.
The Chains of Domination content update is packed with new features—brave a new area of the Maw—Korthia, the City of Secrets. Breach the Sanctum of Domination raid dungeon to confront the Jailer in the heart of Torghast. Discover the new mega-dungeon—Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, learn to take flight above the Shadowlands, and more.
Breach the Sanctum of Domination
Breach the Sanctum and slay the formidable servants of Sylvanas and the Banished One in an epic new raid—Sanctum of Domination.
For eons, the Jailer was bound within The Maw. Now, his endless armies gather as he expands its boundaries to consume Oribos. In the face of annihilation, Bolvar marshals his last remaining allies to charge into the heart of Torghast and confront the Jailer where he is most powerful.
Raid Unlock Schedule
July 6 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
July 13 – Raid Finder Wing 1 and Mythic Difficulties (The Tarragrue, The Eye of the Jailer, The Nine)
July 27 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Soulrender Dormazain, Remnant of Ner’zhul, and Painsmith Raznal)
August 10 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Guardian of the First Ones, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo, and Kel’Thuzad)
August 24 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (Sylvanas Windrunner)
Maw Updates in Chains of Domination
As part of his ongoing schemes, the Jailer has located a long-lost domain of the Shadowlands—Korthia, the City of Secrets—and dragged it from the hidden byways of the In-Between into the Maw. [LEARN MORE]
Shadowlands: Take a Day Trip to Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Gather your party and discover exotic wares and strange creatures in the new eight-boss Mythic difficulty mega-dungeon; Tazavesh: the Veiled Market opening with Season 2. [LEARN MORE]
Learn About the Mythic+ Dungeon Rating
Take your Mythic+ skills to the next level. Chains of Domination introduces a way for players to clearly gauge their success and preparation to take on the challenges found in Mythic+ dungeons. [LEARN MORE]
Prepare for Lift Off: Get Ready for Flying in Chains of Domination
Earn your wings and a special covenant-themed mount in the next major content update, Chains of Domination! Instead of challenging you with a Pathfinder achievement like in previous expansions, you’ll instead earn flying in Shadowlands early on within the newest chapters of your covenant campaign. [LEARN MORE]
Shadowlands Season 2 Begins July 6
PvP Season 2
PvP Season 2 brings with it increased item levels for rewards. These new seasonal rewards for PvP include new colorations of the Gladiator and new Vicious mounts—Alliance and Horde-themed Gorm.
Mythic+ Season 2
Mythic+ Season 2 introduces increased item levels for rewards and new mounts, along with a new dungeon affix: Tormented Servants of the Jailer. These servants can be found throughout the dungeon and grant powerful boons when defeated. In addition, if a servant is not dealt with, they empower the final boss.
Season 2 also brings with it Torghast, Tower of the Damned Layer 10, and the opening of Tazavesh, the Veiled Market on Mythic difficulty.
Check back here on the World of Warcraft site in the coming days for more updates.
Dunegorger Kraulok is up this week and drops Slightly Damp Pile of Fur, so don't forget to head to Vol'dun and defeat the world boss for a chance at Mollie.
Slightly Damp Pile of Fur is one of the Alpaca mounts added in Visions of N'Zoth. It has a small chance to drop from Dunegorger Kraulok in Vol'dun. Battle for Azeroth world bosses are on a fixed rotation, so you won't be able to kill Kraulok for a few weeks. You can try to kill the world boss on your alts too for an increased chance at Mollie.
"The kind nature of alpacas makes them perfect as companions for the intrepid adventurer."
Mollie the Alpaca mount in WoW.
We're back with the weekly Mythic+ updates, as this week sees Fire rocket even further away from the other specs and Fury rises the most among top players! Luckily Fire will be toned down come 9.1, but it's going to remain the extreme top dog for a while more.
Note: The logs are based on POINTS, and not actual damage or healing, meaning they log the timed completion for the specs, with higher keys getting more points, obviously. The time in which the dungeon is completed is also a factor, but a much, much smaller one, as it grants very few points if you do it significantly faster than just any in-time completion. We're also using the Normalized Aggregate Scores numbers, for clarity, meaning the top spec is marked as 100 and then the rest are ranked in relation to that peak point.
This past week was Tyrannical, Inspiring, Necrotic (and Prideful).
Fire remains far above all the other specs this week in the 95th as even Balance and Outlaw, who were hanging in there the last two weeks, fall back down with the rest of them! The two specs also switch places in 2nd and 3rd, as Fury is the main mover in the top, jumping 2 spots to land just outside the top 5, as Affliction falls one to accommodate it. Frost Mage jumped the most spots overall, however, sneaking into the top 10 with a 4 spot leap, as Assassination drops a few to make room.
Mythic+ All Keys 95th Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
All percentiles follows the top ones this week, with Balance taking 2nd and Fury rising, with Elemental actually topples Marksmanship, unlike in the 95th.
Mythic+ All Keys All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
The +15 crowd is as stable as ever, with only Elemental rising a significant amount, and Assassination falling off 3 spots but remaining in the top 10. Feral had a decent week, dragging itself up from dead last a whole 5 spots, leaving Demo and BM to languish at the bottom. Increasingly this bracket seems to be the actual most realistic benchmark for the specs, as more and more players play in this particular sandbox.
Mythic+15 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
Th twenties are actually quite stable this week and it seems the Subtletly game is up, as it spends another week down around the bottom. Shadow also dropped a little, with the biggest mover being Feral, who went down to the penultimate spot.
Mythic+20 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
For even more in-depth data for each individual key head on over to Warcraft Logs. And if you're interested in more info on the specs themselves you can always check out our class guides or our extensive Mythic+ guides as well, which have tier lists, dungeon rankings and more.
Here are the latest 9.1 class changes that went live this week on the PTR.
Grove Protection - Summon a grove to protect allies in the area for 8 10 sec, reducing damage taken by 40% from enemy players outside the grove. Cast time reduced from 1.5 sec to Instant. Guardian
Ursine Adept - All damage taken in Bear Form reduced by 10%. Hunter
Kill Command - Give the command to kill, causing your pet to savagely deal [ 63% 72.5% of Attack Power ] Physical damage to the enemy. Paladin
Divine Toll (This is just a tooltip update, nothing has changed and the spell works just like it did before. Thanks to @Urthearsofor clarifying). Holy, Protection, Initial: Instantly cast Holy Shock, Avenger's Shield, or Judgment on up to 5 targets within 30 yds (based on your current specialization). Retribution: Instantly cast Holy Shock, Avenger's Shield, or Judgment on up to 5 targets within 30 yds (based on your current specialization). Divine Toll's Judgment deals 100% increased damage. Protection
Aegis of Light (Rank 2) learned at Level 15. Additionally reduces damage taken by 10%. Aegis of Light - Stamina increased by 45%. Armor increased by 10%. All damage taken reduced by 10%. Priest
Pallid Command Discipline: Casting Unholy Nova summons a Cackling Chemist that gains 2% additional damage and healing each time an enemy affected by Unholy Transfusion is damaged by an ally, up to 100%. The Cackling Chemist serves you for 20 sec, damaging an enemy for [ 40% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and healing an ally for [ 40% of Spell Power ]. Discipline, Holy, Initial: Casting Unholy Nova summons a Brooding Cleric that gains 2% additional damage and healing each time an enemy affected by Unholy Transfusion is damaged by an ally, up to 100%. PvP Ability
Void Volley - Upon entering Voidform, send a slow-moving bolt of Shadow energy at a random location every 0.5 sec for 3 sec, dealing [ 205% 118% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yds and causing them to flee in Horror for 3 sec. Shaman
Seeds of Rampant Growth Normal: Each pulse of Fae Transfusion's damage effect reduces the cooldown of Feral Spirit by 7.0 sec and increases your critical strike chance by 3% for 15 sec.<!--Spec:End--> Restoration Shaman: Each pulse of Fae Transfusion's damage effect reduces the cooldown of Healing Tide Totem by 5.0 sec and increases your critical strike chance by Elemental Shaman: Each pulse of Fae Transfusion's damage effect reduces the cooldown of Fire Elemental by 6.0 sec and increases your critical strike chance by 3% for 15 sec. Warlock
Soul Strike - Command your Felguard to strike into the soul of its enemy, dealing [ 131.7% 75.7% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage.
In this week's 9.1 build, Blizzard made the legendary Hunter bow from Sylvanas upgradable.
Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper, the legendary Hunter bow dropped by Sylvanas Windrunner in Sanctum of Domination, can be upgraded with two items that drop on higher difficulties.
Wraithwisp Sinew drops on Heroic difficulty and improves the bow to item level 246. Ethereal Fletching drops on Mythic difficulty and the item improves the bow to item level 259. Hunters will be able to obtain Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper, which grants them the Wailing Arrow ability, and a quiver (Dark Ranger's Quiver) with a unique effect that synergizes well with the bow (Withering Fire) in Chains of Domination.
Wielders of the bow will also earn the following Feat of Strength achievement that was added this week in Build 39015 - Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper.