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A new Alpha Build went live yesterday and we have a bunch of Monk changes. Windwalkers gained some Brewmaster talents, there's a new single-target VivifyVivify for both specializations, and Soothing MistSoothing Mist can no longer be cast while moving.

We also updated our Battle for Azeroth Class Changes to correspond with all changes listed below. We looked at two new Allied Races, racial nerfs and new Azerite traits earlier today!

Druid

Balance

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 StarlordStarlord Warrior of EluneWarrior of Elune Force of NatureForce of Nature
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash RenewalRenewal Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Feral AffinityFeral Affinity Guardian AffinityGuardian Affinity Restoration AffinityRestoration Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest Stellar FlareStellar Flare Incarnation: Chosen of EluneIncarnation: Chosen of Elune
90 Shooting StarsShooting Stars Blessing of the AncientsBlessing of the Ancients New MoonNew Moon *new*
100 Nature's BalanceNature's Balance Stellar DriftStellar Drift Fury of EluneFury of Elune

Feral

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Blood ScentBlood Scent PredatorPredator Lunar InspirationLunar Inspiration
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash RenewalRenewal Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Balance AffinityBalance Affinity Guardian AffinityGuardian Affinity Restoration AffinityRestoration Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest Jagged WoundsJagged Wounds Incarnation: King of the JungleIncarnation: King of the Jungle
90 SabertoothSabertooth Brutal SlashBrutal Slash Savage RoarSavage Roar
100 Moment of ClarityMoment of Clarity BloodtalonsBloodtalons Feral FrenzyFeral Frenzy *new*

Restoration

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 AbundanceAbundance ProsperityProsperity Cenarion WardCenarion Ward
30 Tiger DashTiger Dash RenewalRenewal Wild ChargeWild Charge
45 Balance AffinityBalance Affinity Feral AffinityFeral Affinity Guardian AffinityGuardian Affinity
60 Mighty BashMighty Bash Mass EntanglementMass Entanglement TyphoonTyphoon
75 Soul of the ForestSoul of the Forest CultivationCultivation Incarnation: Tree of LifeIncarnation: Tree of Life
90 Inner PeaceInner Peace StonebarkStonebark Spring BlossomsSpring Blossoms
100 PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis *new* GerminationGermination FlourishFlourish

Hunter

Marksmanship

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Master MarksmanMaster Marksman Serpent StingSerpent Sting *new* A Murder of CrowsA Murder of Crows
30 Careful AimCareful Aim *new* VolleyVolley *new* Explosive ShotExplosive Shot
45 TrailblazerTrailblazer Natural MendingNatural Mending *new* CamouflageCamouflage
60 Steady FocusSteady Focus StreamlineStreamline *new* Hunter's MarkHunter's Mark *new*
75 Born To Be WildBorn To Be Wild *new* PosthastePosthaste Binding ShotBinding Shot
90 BombardierLethal Shots *new* BarrageBarrage Double TapDouble Tap *new*
100 Calling the ShotsCalling the Shots *new* Lock and LoadLock and Load Piercing ShotPiercing Shot

Monk

Brewmaster

  • Brewmasters now have access to VivifyVivify (Single-target heal).
  • Tiger's LustTiger's Lust is now a level 75 talent (down from 30).
  • Mystic VitalityMystic Vitality is now a level 30 talent (up from 75).
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Eye of the TigerEye of the Tiger Chi WaveChi Wave Chi BurstChi Burst
30 CelerityCelerity Mystic VitalityMystic Vitality Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo
45 Light BrewingLight Brewing Gift of the MistsGift of the Mists Black Ox BrewBlack Ox Brew
60 Leg Sweep [TBD]Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Summon Black Ox StatueSummon Black Ox Statue Ring of PeaceRing of Peace
75 Healing ElixirHealing Elixir Tiger's LustTiger's Lust Dampen HarmDampen Harm
90 Special DeliverySpecial Delivery Rushing Jade WindRushing Jade Wind Invoke Niuzao, the Black OxInvoke Niuzao, the Black Ox
100 High ToleranceHigh Tolerance Elusive DanceElusive Dance Blackout ComboBlackout Combo

Mistweaver

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Mist WrapMist Wrap Chi WaveChi Wave Chi BurstChi Burst
30 CelerityCelerity Diffuse MagicDiffuse Magic Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo
45 LifecyclesLifecycles Spirit of the CraneSpirit of the Crane Mana TeaMana Tea
60 Leg Sweep [TBD]Tiger Tail Sweep *new* Song of Chi-JiSong of Chi-Ji Ring of PeaceRing of Peace
75 Healing ElixirHealing Elixir Tiger's LustTiger's Lust Dampen HarmDampen Harm
90 Summon Jade Serpent StatueSummon Jade Serpent Statue Refreshing Jade WindRefreshing Jade Wind Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red CraneInvoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane
100 Essence WellEssence Well *new* Focused ThunderFocused Thunder Rising MistRising Mist *new*

Windwalker

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Eye of the TigerEye of the Tiger Chi WaveChi Wave Chi BurstChi Burst
30 CelerityCelerity Diffuse MagicDiffuse Magic Chi TorpedoChi Torpedo
45 AscensionAscension Fist of the White TigerFist of the White Tiger *new* Energizing ElixirEnergizing Elixir
60 Tiger Tail SweepTiger Tail Sweep *new* Summon Black Ox StatueSummon Black Ox Statue *new*

Ring of PeaceRing of Peace *new*

75 Inner StrengthInner Strength *new* Tiger's LustTiger's Lust Dampen HarmDampen Harm *new*
90 Hit ComboHit Combo Rushing Jade WindRushing Jade Wind *new* Invoke Xuen, the White TigerInvoke Xuen, the White Tiger
100 Power StrikesPower Strikes Whirling Dragon PunchWhirling Dragon Punch SerenitySerenity

Priest

Shadow

Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Fortress of the MindFortress of the Mind Shadowy InsightShadowy Insight Shadow Word: VoidShadow Word: Void
30 ManiaMania Body and SoulBody and Soul San'laynSan'layn
45 Twist of FateTwist of Fate MiseryMisery Dark VoidDark Void *new*
60 Last WordLast Word *new* Mind BombMind Bomb Psychic HorrorPsychic Horror
75 Auspicious SpiritsAuspicious Spirits Shadow Word: DeathShadow Word: Death Shadow CrashShadow Crash
90 Lingering InsanityLingering Insanity MindbenderMindbender Coming Soon!Coming Soon!
100 Legacy of the VoidLegacy of the Void Void TorrentVoid Torrent *new* Surrender to MadnessSurrender to Madness

Rogue

Assassination

  • Dispatch (level 15 talent) has been renamed to DispatchBlindside.
Level Talent 1 Talent 2 Talent 3
15 Master PoisonerMaster Poisoner Elaborate PlanningElaborate Planning DispatchBlindside
30 NightstalkerNightstalker SubterfugeSubterfuge Master AssassinMaster Assassin *new*
45 VigorVigor Deeper StratagemDeeper Stratagem Marked for DeathMarked for Death
60 Leeching PoisonLeeching Poison ElusivenessElusiveness Cheat DeathCheat Death
75 Internal BleedingInternal Bleeding Iron WireIron Wire Prey on the WeakPrey on the Weak
90 Venom RushVenom Rush Toxic BladeToxic Blade ExsanguinateExsanguinate
100 Poison BombPoison Bomb *new* Hidden BladesHidden Blades *new* Crimson TempestCrimson Tempest

Previous Talent Changes

We're covering talent changes every Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build. Here's a history of our previews so far:

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2 hours ago, Stan said:

, and Mistweavers lost a talent that allowed them to cast Soothing MistSoothing Mist while moving.

For those that haven't read the dev comment on this, Soothing Mist's "cast while moving" is now baseline. This means that Soothing Mist's channel will not be interrupted from moving by default instead of requiring a talent for it. So this is a buff, not a nerf as this message may imply.

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27 minutes ago, Yridaa said:

For those that haven't read the dev comment on this, Soothing Mist's "cast while moving" is now baseline. This means that Soothing Mist's channel will not be interrupted from moving by default instead of requiring a talent for it. So this is a buff, not a nerf as this message may imply.

I don't know if it's a bug, but

  • SM can't be cast while moving.
  • Movement interrupts SM's channel.

I just tried this out.There was a bug in the previous build that did not allow you to cast Vivify or EM while moving (during the SM channel), so there's that.

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2 hours ago, Stan said:

I don't know if it's a bug, but

  • SM can't be cast while moving.
  • Movement interrupts SM's channel.

That's very strange, I'm sure I could do that about a week ago. I don't have my PC with me where I am atm so I can't test it myself. I guess it's either bugged or reverted?

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11 hours ago, Stan said:

I don't know if it's a bug, but

  • SM can't be cast while moving.
  • Movement interrupts SM's channel.

I just tried this out.There was a bug in the previous build that did not allow you to cast Vivify or EM while moving (during the SM channel), so there's that.

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Hey @Stan, I see you changed the article a little bit on the top (Used to say the talent was removed, later you replaced the text with can't cast while moving), is this change due to a more formal answer on Blizzard's side? I'm still trying to figure out if it's intentional or not that it isn't baseline anymore...

 

Purely out of curiosity of course, it's not like I'm in a hurry ;)

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Somebody knows if the Druid Balance will still have that awesome wolf ghost shot that procs with starsurge in BfA? 

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7 hours ago, Yridaa said:

Hey @Stan, I see you changed the article a little bit on the top (Used to say the talent was removed, later you replaced the text with can't cast while moving), is this change due to a more formal answer on Blizzard's side? I'm still trying to figure out if it's intentional or not that it isn't baseline anymore...

 

Purely out of curiosity of course, it's not like I'm in a hurry ;)

Here's a blue post explaining Soothing Mist. I think the talent's functionality has been baked into SM this week (was instant Vivify & EM on a target affected with SM + SM castable while moving the previous build if I'm not mistaken). Both are now baseline, but SM can't be cast on the run.

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1) Just to say it, sorry about the confusion where we said we were going fix a bug with mobile Soothing Mist and then wound up removing it this build. We made the latter decision a few days later. Briefly--with Soothing Mist changing so much between Legion and BFA, the impact of mobile Soothing would have gone from "a small filler heal can be cast while moving" to "all 5 of your core heals can now be cast while moving." The latter is something we avoid on healers.

2) Any details on ReM overwriting itself would be good. It should not be trying to jump unless there is an injured target that doesn't already have your Renewing Mist on them.
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16 hours ago, Stan said:

Here's a blue post explaining Soothing Mist. I think the talent's functionality has been baked into SM this week (was instant Vivify & EM on a target affected with SM + SM castable while moving the previous build if I'm not mistaken). Both are now baseline, but SM can't be cast on the run.

Thank you! At least that clears up my confusion.

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