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Here comes the official megadungeon preview, as the Broker city of Tazavesh gets a detailed look, including everyone's favorite (and only) Infinite pirate dragon.
Take a Day Trip to Tazavesh, the Veiled Market (source)
Gather your party and discover exotic wares and strange creatures in the new eight-boss Mythic mega-dungeon; Tazavesh: the Veiled Market. Set in a bazaar of the mysterious brokers, you’ll face off against dastardly assassins, four-armed broker guards, an infinite pirate dragon, and other enemies as you chase down a wayward broker before she can unleash the might of a stolen artifact to realize her own designs.
This Mythic-only instance can reward players with loot coveted by broker society—including a dazzling assortment of weaponry, otherworldly pets, and a mount.
Meet Your Guide: Al’dalil
To gain access to Tazavesh, the Veiled Market you’ll complete a short series of quests beginning with the Innkeeper, Host Ta’rela, in The Idyllia section of Oribos. In “The All’ey Cat of Oribos” you’ll be asked to meet up with a mysterious contact named Al’dalil who will introduce you to the world of the cartels, their complicated relationships, and their propensity for ingenious wordplay. He’ll act as your guide from time to time as you make your way through the dungeon.
The ruthless cartel boss So’leah means to conduct a heist that spans the realms in order to claim Progenitor secrets. Her only opposition is the disgraced broker Al’dalil and his ragtag crew who must navigate the mysterious Veiled Market and stop So’leah before she claims this forbidden power.
Zo’phex the Sentinel- To gain entry into the cosmic wonders hidden beyond the gilded gates of Tazavesh, all must pass the sentinel, Zo’phex. Obsessed with security, Zo’phex ensures any contraband is immediately incinerated along with anyone holding the offending items.
The Menagerie- The Xy cartel “acquire” rare and valuable items to sell within their menagerie. Nothing is off-limits, exotic beasts, forbidden technology, even cursed artifacts are all on display. They guarantee to have your heart’s desire, as long as you can pay the price.
Mailroom Mayhem- Something has gone wrong at the Primary Office for Sending Things (P.O.S.T.), Dimensional portals are scattering deliveries and the automation that runs the office is malfunctioning. If the chaos is not sorted soon, the city could go postal.
Au’myza’s Oasis- The drinks are ethereal, the ambiance intoxicating, and the live performers may not leave that way if they fail to please the crowd. Within Tazavesh, this is the only neutral space where brokers from every cartel gather to deal in the shadows.
So’azmi- Among brokers who live by the blade, none match So’azmi’s skill. Cartel So’s lethal assassin, So’azmi is always perfecting his technique. As such, it gives him great pleasure to instruct his enemies in the art of fighting before delivering his final stroke.
Hylbrande- Left to guard an ancient Titan artifact, its recent theft has awoken, Hylbrande, Sword of the keepers. The only hope of escape is to dismantle the myriad of security protocols at Hylbrande’s command or become permanent residents of the tomb.
Timecap’n Hooktail -Months of planning went down the latrine when So’leah appeared in the middle of Timecap’n Hooktail’s heist and stole her prize. Consumed by rage, the pirate queen unleashes her true form and rampages over anyone caught in her path.
So’leah- So’leah’s thirst for power culminates in this final battle. Unleashing a force she does not fully understand, the cartel boss is transformed into a creature of unbridled ferocity. As rampant energy spills from the artifact, So’leah must be stopped before her actions tear down Tazavesh’s foundations.
Are you ready to test your bartering skills against the best? We'll see you in the market.
Something's happening with Shadow this week specifically, as it finally got to 1st place in both the overall and boss-only Castle Nathria log rankings, but now it's also very steeply climbing in Mythic+ as well, arriving in the top 5! The week also saw the huge meta-driven top 3 specs come back down to earth and lose their giant gains from last week, with Fire still keeping a small bit of it.
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, Bursting, Explosive (and Prideful).
As mentioned in the intro, Shadow is having one hell of a week in the top percentiles, as it's suddenly climbed not only to the absolute No.1 spot in Nathria, but it's also gained a whopping 4 spots in Mythic+, jumping from 9th place into 5th! It also messed up everything above it as it passed through, as the former No.5, Elemental, went down to 8th, and Affliction and Fury also passed it by, with Unholy pushing past Havoc and Marksmanship to end up in Shadow's former 9th slot. At the bottom we see Enhancement jump 3 spots, as this week's absolute bottom is taken by Arms.
Mythic+ All Keys 95th Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
Interestingly, the top 3 specs very much kept their big leads from last week in the more general population, with Fire moving even further ahead of everyone else. Shadow didn't gain as much, only jumping 2 spots, but Affliction and Unholy are the prime movers here instead, with Marksmanship and Elemental dropping a couple of spots as a result. Enhancement is doing even better here, rising 4 spots after a long time near the bottom as well.
Mythic+ All Keys All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
M+15 is still extremely even with it's spec distribution, with the top 2 specs swapping out again this week, Outlaw retaking its very top spot. Marksmanship has had a rough week here as well, dropping 4 spots to 9th to make way for Havoc, which continues its rise in the 15s, as well as Balance, Shadow (on the climb ere as well) and Assassination.
Mythic+15 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
And finally we're on to crazy town, where any comparison to the previous week doesn't make much sense, as we see Havoc at the top this time around, with the previous No.1 once again moving from the top to the literal bottom as Subtlety just jumps from top to bottom every other week in this +20 madhouse!
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.
Check out the Warlock class changes that went live in Patch 9.1 Build 38627!
Haunt and Shadow Embrace (Level 45 Talents) now increase the damage of pets and guardians. Demonology
From the Shadows (Level 35 Talent) now increases your pet's Shadowflame damage. Destruction
Eradication (Level 15 Talent) now increases the damage of pets and guardians. PvP Talents
Rapid Contagion - For the next 15 sec, all of your periodic damage over time effects occur 30% 33% more often. Legendary Powers
We've datamined 4 new Warlock Legendary Powers in this build. Note that these are likely to change in next week's update.
Contained Perpetual Explosion - Impending Catastrophe's final explosion damage is increased by 50% plus 10% for each enemy target hit on the way to its final target. Decaying Soul Satchel - Each target affected by Soul Rot increases your Haste and Critical strike chance by 50% for until cancelled. Languishing Soul Detritus - When Scouring Tithe generates Soul Shards, gain 100% increased movement speed and 100% increased critical strike chance for 8 sec. Shard of Annihilation - Decimating Bolt also increases the critical strike chance and critical strike damage of Shadow Bolt by 15%.
Death Knights received new PvP talents in this week's 9.1 PTR update and multiple PvP talents have been updated.
Delirium - Your Howling Blast and Frost Strike apply Delirium to the target. A disease that debilitates the target's movement, reducing the cooldown recovery rate of movement enhancing abilities by 25%. Stacks up to 2 times. Lasts for 15 sec. Howling Blast applies Delirium, reducing the cooldown recovery rate of movement enhancing abilities by 50% for 12 sec. Decomposing Aura - All enemies within 10 8 yards slowly decay, losing up to 3% of their max health every 2 sec. Stacks up to Max 5 times. stacks. Lasts for 6 sec. Cadaverous Pallor, Transfusion, and Necrotic Strike have been removed. Deathchill - All targets within 5 8 yards are afflicted with Deathchill when Remorseless Winter is cast. Last Dance - Reduces the cooldown of and duration of your Dancing Rune Weapon by 50%. Reduces the cooldown of Dancing Rune Weapon by 50% and its duration by 25%. Life and Death - When targets afflicted by your Festering Wound Virulent Plague are healed, you are also healed for 10% 5% of the amount. Strangulate ranged changed to 15 yards (was 30 yards). Dead of Winter - After your Remorseless Winter deals damage 5 times to a target, they are stunned for 4 sec. However, your Remorseless Winter's cooldown is increased by 25 sec and its radius is reduced to 5 yds. Remorseless Winter's cooldown is increased by 25 sec. Raise Abomination cooldown increased to 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes). Death's Echo (New PvP Talent) added - Death's Advance, Death and Decay, and Death Grip have 1 additional charge. Necrotic Wounds (New PvP Talent) added - Bursting a Festering Wound converts it into a Necrotic Wound, absorbing 5% of all healing received for 12 sec and healing you for the amount absorbed when the effect ends. Max 6 stacks. Adding a stack does not refresh the duration. Spellwarden (New PvP Talent) added - Rune of Spellwarding is applied to you with 100% increased effect. Bitter Chill (New PvP Talent) added - Chains of Ice reduces the target's Haste by 12%. Frost Strike refreshes the duration of Chains of Ice. Doomburst (New PvP Talent) added - Sudden Doom also causes your next Death Coil to burst up to 2 Festering Wounds and reduce the target's movement speed by 45% per burst. Lasts 3 sec. Blood for Blood has been redesigned. Heart Strike deals 60% increased damage, but also costs 3% of your max health.
You can buy gear tokens in Patch 9.1 that give you loot appropriate for your current level and loot specialization.
Korthian Armaments are purchasable from the Death's Advance quartermaster for 1,000 Stygia each at Friendly with the new faction. The gear token is Bind to Battle.net account, meaning you can send it to your alts.
Datamining hits at Item Level 200 "Korthian Armor" pieces that you get from the tokens, e.g. Korthian Caretaker's Cinch, Korthian Attendent's Blade, etc. You can find a full list of items here.