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Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26310 Highlights

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A new Alpha Build went live this week and we're looking at some of its highlights!

Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26310 Highlights

  • Three new face options for Blood Elves are now available.
  • Blizzard added a new Forsaken Felbat mount in this build.
  • Queen Azshara's model has been updated with animations.
  • If your guild's among the first 100 to down the current raid boss, you'll get a special achievement (possibly Feat of Strength).
  • Blizzard seems to be experimenting with Arathi as a Warfront based on WorldSafeLocs entries.
  • Stormsong and two new dungeons have been opened for testing on BfA Alpha.


A new type of raid achievements was introduced. You'll be able to get it if you're guild is among the first 100 guilds worldwide to down the current raid boss on Mythic difficulty.

  • "Among the first one hundred Alliance guilds worldwide to defeat G'huun on Mythic difficulty.","Hall of Fame: G'huun (Alliance)"
  • "Among the first one hundred Horde guilds worldwide to defeat G'huun on Mythic difficulty.","Hall of Fame: G'huun (Horde)"
  • "Reach level 120.","Level 120"
  • "Loot 500,000 gold.","Got My Mind On My Money"
  • "Equip an item of at least Superior quality, with a minimum item level of 285, in every slot.","Superior"
  • "Equip an item of at least Epic quality, with a minimum item level of 315, in every slot.","Epic"
  • "Defeat Skycap'n Kragg after summoning and defeating Patches on Mythic difficulty.","I'm in Charge Now!"

Azerite Powers

We found three new Azerite Powers:

  • UncertaintyUncertainty - Placeholder [PH]
  • Synergistic GrowthSynergistic Growth - Using multi-target healing spell grants you 462 Mastery for 10 sec. This cannot occur more than once every 30 sec.
  • Concentrated MendingConcentrated Mending - Your heals have a chance to grant the target 15 additional healing every 2 sec for 12 sec. This effect doubles every 2 sec.

Class Changes

Creature Models

Queen Azshara received a model update:


We also found a new creature called DrustRealMonster with four different tints:


Global Strings

Wording of the following global strings has been updated:

  • "ROGUE_ASS_CORE_ABILITY_1","Melee attack with a short cooldown that generates 1 Combo Point, deals damage over time, and silences the target if used from stealth."
  • "ROGUE_ASS_CORE_ABILITY_2","Melee attack that generates 2 Combo Points."
  • "ROGUE_COMBAT_CORE_ABILITY_2","Ranged attack that generates 1 Combo Point and is cheaper and better after Saber Slash gets a bonus attack."
  • "ROGUE_COMBAT_CORE_ABILITY_3","Ability that spends Combo Points to provide a random combat enhancement for a time."
  • "ROGUE_COMBAT_CORE_ABILITY_4","Melee attack that spends Combo Points."
  • "ROGUE_SUB_CORE_ABILITY_1","Attack that requires Stealth and generates 1 Combo Point. Teleports you behind your target when used while Stealthed."
  • "ROGUE_SUB_CORE_ABILITY_3","Melee attack that spends Combo Points to deal damage over time."
  • "ROGUE_SUB_CORE_ABILITY_4","Melee attack that spends Combo Points."
  • "ROGUE_COMBAT_CORE_ABILITY_6","Passive. Each Combo Point you spend reduces the remaining cooldown of many of your abilities."
  • "ROGUE_COMBAT_CORE_ABILITY_5","Ranged attack that spends Combo Points and deals strong damage when it critically strikes."


A bunch of new items has been added in this week's build. Among them are 10 faction tabards for BfA factions:


  • "Waycrest Manor"
  • "Kings' Rest"
  • "Temple of Sethraliss"
  • "The Underrot"
  • "Shrine of the Storm"

Scenario Step Entry

  • "Defeat the evil presence within the Waycrest Manor."
  • "Kings' Rest"
  • "Defeat all the bosses of the Temple of Sethraliss."
  • "The Underrot"
  • "Shrine of the Storm"

World Safe Locs

  • "Lordaeron Scenario - Horde Start - CRT"
  • "Lordaeron Scenario - Alliance Start - CRT"
  • "Warfront Arathi - Alliance, Stromgarde GY"
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