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Crucible of Storms raid testing has been rescheduled to tomorrow due to issues with build deployment on the PTR.
We’ve rescheduled the testing to tomorrow due to the servers not being available in time for today’s test. Apologies for the inconvenience.
We still intend to test both bosses on Heroic tomorrow and leave the zone open on normal over the weekend.
Same time? Or Different?
Yes, testing will start at the same time tomorrow.
Crucible of Storms was supposed to be tested today on Heroic difficulty, but due to problems with build deployment, the raid will open for testing tomorrow.
On Thursday, February 21st we will be conducting a Heroic raid tests of Crucible of Storms. After testing has ended on Thursday, we will open the zone on Normal mode until Monday, February 25th.
Due to issues with the build deployment on the PTR, we are moving raid testing to tomorrow. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Friday, February 22nd
The Restless Cabal - Heroic Crucible of Storms
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)
Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void - Heroic Crucible of Storms
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)
Normal Crucible of Storms
16:00 PST (19:00 EST, 1:00 CET)
As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.
Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: In Zuldazar, Boralus, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade III in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)
Q: What character should I use to test the raid?
A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players’ effective level to 120 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.
Q: How long does testing last?
A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.
Zandalari Trolls currently have the most powerful and versatile racials out of all races in World of Warcraft. Patch 8.1.5 nears release and we still haven't seen any nerfs to Regeneratin' or the Loa passives.
Regeneratin' - Although this racial has seen nerfs already, paired with abilities that grant immunity (Divine Shield), the Zandalari Troll heals to 100% over 6 seconds on a 1.5 min cooldown, which is still overpowered. Throughout the 8.1.5 test cycle, Blizzard increased the channel to 6 seconds (from 4) and made it so that damage interrupts the channel.
Embrace of the Loa is one of the most unique racials added to the game and requires player interaction. There are 6 shrines within Dazar'alor, each granting a different and powerful passive effect, which can be changed every 5 days. Other racial abilities like Night Elves' Touch of Elune currently pale before the powerful effects of the shrines.
Embrace of the Loa - Choose your Loa to gain a powerful effect. Embrace of Akunda - Your healing abilities have a chance to heal their target for damage. Embrace of Bwonsamdi - Your damaging abilities have a chance to deal damage Shadow damage and heal you for 100% of the damage done. Embrace of Gonk - Increase movement speed by 5%. Embrace of Kimbul - Your damaging abilities have a chance to cause the target to bleed for [ 3.000 * damage ] over 6 sec. This effect stacks up to 3 times. Embrace of Krag'wa - Taking damage has a chance to grant you health additional Health and Armor. Embrace of Paku - Your abilities have a chance to grant you 4% critical strike for 12 sec. Community Manager Kaivax confirmed on the official forums that nerfs are planned for Zandalari racials in future 8.1.5 builds.
So, it has been multiple weeks since the racials came out and everyone assured me that the troll racials were so OP they would “obviously” be nerfed.
I am still waiting…
Not only is regeneratin’ extremely OP…but the LoA blessing is also very OP.
Take Embrace of Bwonsamdi (Your damaging abilities have a chance to deal [Attack power * 0.25 * 1 * (1 + Versatility)] Shadow damage and heal you for 100% of the damage done.)
Compare this to the Night Elf racial of 1% to crit…yeah.
Blizz. You don’t have much time left. Show us that you are not completely inept and nerf Zandalari racials already.
I’ve been following this subject quite closely throughout this PTR.
While I don’t think you’re going to see changes in the very next PTR build (coming … you know – “Soon”), I do think you’re going to see some further tuning in a PTR build after that.
I would usually move a thread like this one over to the PTR forum, but I think I’ll leave it here with this: As soon as I know exactly what’s been changed for testing, I’ll post about it in the PTR forum.
Can't wait to roll a Zandalari Troll when Patch 8.1.5 is out? Check out our in-depth preview of everything we know about the Allied Race!
You can find more information about Patch 8.1.5 in our hub!
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Release Date Unlock Requirements Playable Classes Druid Forms Shaman Totems Racial Abilities Racial Mount Paladin Mount Heritage Armor Customization Options Dance Animations Intro Cutscene Release Date
Zandalari Trolls are coming in Patch 8.1.5. No official release date has been announced yet, but we expect the patch to go live in March.
Allied Race Unlock Requirements Zandalari Trolls Exalted with The Zandalari Empire + Tides of Vengeance + Zandalar Forever! Playable Classes
Druid, Hunter, Mage, Monk, Paladin, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior Druid Forms [Return to Top]
Flight Form (Pterrordax Form)
Empowered (Incarnation: Chosen of Elune) Moonkin Form
Travel Form (Sabertusk Form)
Shaman Totems [Return to Top]
Racial Abilities [Return to Top]
Embrace of the Loa - Choose your Loa to gain a powerful effect. This ability requires your Zandalari Troll to make an offering at one of six shrines within Dazar'alor. You can find more details here. Embrace of Akunda - Your healing abilities have a chance to heal their target for damage. Embrace of Bwonsamdi - Your damaging abilities have a chance to deal damage Shadow damage and heal you for 100% of the damage done. Embrace of Gonk - Increase movement speed by 5%. Embrace of Kimbul - Your damaging abilities have a chance to cause the target to bleed for [ 3.000 * damage ] over 6 sec. This effect stacks up to 0 times. Embrace of Krag'wa - Taking damage has a chance to grant you health additional Health and armor Armor. Embrace of Paku - Your abilities have a chance to grant you 5% critical strike for 0 sec. Pterrordax Swoop - Reduces your falling speed for 2 min. (Instant, 15 min cooldown) Regeneratin' - Regenerate 25% of your maximum health every 1 sec. (Channeled, 1.5 min cooldown). The spell is interrupted upon taking damage. City of Gold - Increases gold earned from creatures by 2%. Racial Mount [Return to Top]
Zandalari Direhorn is the racial mount of Zandalari Trolls.
"The Zandalari pride themselves on being the first to raise and train all of the most ferocious lizards on Azeroth."
Paladin Mount [Return to Top]
Crusader's Direhorn is the mount for Zandalari Paladins.
"A loyal steed to the holy crusaders of Zandalar."
Heritage Armor [Return to Top]
If you want to earn Heritage Armor for your Zandalari Troll, you must reach level 110 on a newly created Zandalari Troll character without using boosts (Heritage of the Zandalari).
Zandalari Troll Heritage Armor includes the following items: Zandalari Belt, Zandalari Blade-Turners, Zandalari Bracers, Zandalari Leggings, Zandalari Mask, Zandalari Pauldrons, Zandalari Shinguards & Zandalari Torque.
Customization Options [Return to Top]
Here's a video with both male and female customization options for Zandalari Trols.
Intro Cutscene [Return to Top]
Everything you need to know about Zandalari Trolls coming in Patch 8.1.5.
Our Patch 8.1.5 hub features the latest information about the upcoming Battle of Azeroth content update.
Welcome to our Patch 8.1.5 content hub. Here, you will find all information related to World of Warcraft's Patch 8.1.5 that was deployed to Public Test realms on January 8.
Table of Contents
Patch 8.1.5 Release Date Patch 8.1.5 Class Changes & Highlights Kul Tiran Humans & Zandalari Trolls Crucible of Storms Raid New Brawler's Guild Season Orgrimmar & Stormwind Portal Rooms Warlords of Draenor Timewalking New Micro-Holidays Tools of the Trade Profession Questlines Arathi Basin & Warsong Gulch Visual Updates Heirlooms Scale to Level 120 New Quests (War Campaign, Hati Reborn, Magni Questline) New Mounts Wintergrasp Returns Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster Patch 8.1.5 Release Date Speculation
The final Raid Finder Wing of Battle of Dazar'alor raid opens on February 26, so we can expect the patch to hit live servers sometime at the beginning of March 2019.
Patch 8.1.5 Datamining
Every week, a new build becomes available for testing on PTR. In this section, you can find the latest build coverage that focuses on Class changes and highlights.
Note: Some Class changes may be deployed to the live game via hotfixes.
Patch 8.1.5 Build 28938: Highlights Patch 8.1.5 Build 29141: Highlights Patch 8.1.5 Build 29220: Highlights Patch 8.1.5 Build 29281: Highlights Patch 8.1.5 Build 29352: Highlights Patch 8.1.5 Build 29418: Highlights Class Changes
Patch 8.1.5 Build 28938: Class Changes Patch 8.1.5 Build 29141: Class Changes Patch 8.1.5 Build 29220: Class Changes Patch 8.1.5 Build 29281: Class Changes Patch 8.1.5 Build 29352: Class Changes Patch 8.1.5 Build 29418: Class Changes Kul Tiran Humans & Zandalari Trolls
Both Allied Races will be available in Patch 8.1.5. Unlock requirements are pretty straightforward. You need to be Exalted with two Battle for Azeroth factions, finish the Battle for Azeroth story on Kul Tiras or Zandalar, and complete the Tides of Vengeance War Campaign. If you're planning to faction change, you may be interested in this article which deals with rep conversion and unlock requirements after swapping factions.
Kul Tiran & Zandalari Troll Racial Abilities Unlock Requirements
Allied Race Unlock Requirements Kul Tiran Humans Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty + Tides of Vengeance + A Nation United Zandalari Trolls Exalted with The Zandalari Empire + Tides of Vengeance + Zandalar Forever! Kul Tiran Humans
Kul Tiran Humans Overview Zandalari Trolls
Zandalari Trolls Overview Embrace the Loa Shrines in Dazar'alor Crucible of Storms Raid
The two-boss located under Shrine of the Storm serves as a bridge between Battle of Dazar'alor and the raid that will come in Rise of Azshara (Patch 8.2). A portion of N'zoth can be found here. Crucible of Storms will open in a few weeks after Patch 8.1.5 goes live. The item level of rewards is still to be determined. A short questline involving Xal'atath will lead players into the raid.
Crucible of Storms Encounters
The Restless Cabal
Uu'nat, the Harbinger of the Void
A New Season of Brawler's Guild
A new Brawler's Guild Season awaits in the upcoming patch. Players will be able to unlock new rewards, such as transmog sets, shirts, and a new crocolisk mount!
Brawler's Guild Mount Preview (Bruce) New encounters include Mama Stormstout, Phillip Carter Tracey, Robe-Robber Robert, Tidemistress Shellbreaker, Zaxx Dreadslice, and more.
Portal Rooms in Stormwind & Orgrimmar
Both faction cities have been updated with new portal rooms that lead to seven locations of interest.
Portal Room Visual Updates #1 Orgrimmar & Stormwind Portal Rooms Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
Warlords of Draenor dungeons will be added to the Timewalking event.
The Everbloom Bloodmaul Slag Mines Iron Docks Auchindoun Shadowmoon Burial Grounds Skyreach The WoD Timewalking Vendor will sell two mounts for Timewarped Badges and Draenor faction tokens. You can find more details about the event here.
Three micro-holidays are coming in Patch 8.1.5:
The Wanderer's Festival Free T-Shirt Day Vashji'r Diving Day Tools of the Trade Profession Items & Questlines
New Profession quests called Tools of the Trade are coming in Patch 8.1.5. They were first shown off at last year's BlizzCon and the items provide you with interesting boons.
Tools of the Trade Profession Items Preview Arathi Basin & Warsong Gulch Visual Updates
Both Battlegrounds have been updated to meet the visual fidelity of today's standards.
Heirlooms can be upgraded to scale to level 120 in Patch 8.1.5. Blizzard decreased the price of all Heirloom upgrade tokens in the latest patch.
Heirlooms Scale to Level 120 Heirloom Upgrade Tokens Cheaper in Patch 8.1.5 New Quests
The War Campaign continues with a new chapter for both factions. Hunters will be able to complete the "Never Hunt Alone" questline to tame Hati again, and Magni's efforts to heal Azeroth continue. A new Before the Storm questline was added which involves Feathers, a new mechanical parrot battle pet.
Two interesting mounts are coming in Patch 8.1.5. Alliance players will be able to obtain a wolf, whereas the Horde can finally get their hands on a horse mount!
Bloodflank Charger Ironclad Frostclaw Wintergrasp's Back!
Wintergrasp will be added to the pool of Epic Battlegrounds in Patch 8.1.5.
Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster
Darkmoon Faire received a new roller coaster in Patch 8.1.5. A ride will give you the WHEE! buff that increases Experience and Reputation gains by 10% for 1 hour, similar to the Darkmoon carousel.
Darkmoon Faire Roller Coaster Your latest source of Patch 8.1.5 news.
Sound files for a new Alpaca mount have been added in 8.1.5 Build 29418 and there are also some string and Class changes.
You can find more information about Patch 8.1.5 in our content hub.
Sound files for an Alpaca mount have been added. New store mount, maybe? Achievements
Catering for Combat - Cook any combination of 50 Galley Banquets, or Bountiful Captain's Feasts, or Sanguinated Feasts. Class Changes
Frostwhelp's Indignation - Pillar of Frost summons a Frostwhelp who breathes on all enemies within 20 40 yards in front of you for 2,374 Frost damage. Each unique enemy hit by Frostwhelp's Indignation grants you 47 Mastery for 15 sec, up to 235. Druid
Master Shapeshifter - Your Guardian, Balance or Feral Affinity is amplified granting an additional effect. Guardian Affinity: Chance to be critically hit by melee attacks reduced by 10 20% while in Bear Form. Rogue
Mind-Numbing Poison - Deadly Poison and Agonizing Poison Wound Poison will also infect the target with Mind-numbing Poison. Global Strings
RACE_INFO_ZANDALARITROLL/RACE_INFO_ZANDALARITROLL_FEMALE,"Descended from the first troll tribes, the Zandalari are an ancient kingdom steeped in ritual and superstition. Their warriors ride mighty dinosaurs into battle, and they possess one of the most formidable fleets in the known world. But as enemies encroach upon the borders of Zuldazar, unrest within the king's council threatens to topple the empire. If the heroes of the Horde can return stability to Zandalar, they would gain a powerful new ally." "The Zandalari are a proud people whose origins date back to the early days of Azeroth's history. Their fierce warriors ride dinosaurs into battle, and they possess one of the most formidable naval fleets in the known world." ABILITY_INFO_KULTIRAN4,- All tradeskill skills increased. Skill in all professions increased. CLUB_FINDER_GUILD_RECRUITING,This guild is looking for %s. Which specializations do you play? RACE_INFO_KULTIRAN,"Kul Tiras was founded by fearless explorers who sailed uncharted waters in search of adventure. As a key member of the Alliance of Lordaeron, the Kul Tiran navy dominated the seas of Azeroth with its legendary fleet." RACE_INFO_KULTIRAN_FEMALE,"Kul Tiras was founded by fearless explorers who sailed uncharted waters in search of adventure. As a key member of the Alliance of Lordaeron, the Kul Tiran navy dominated the seas of Azeroth with its legendary fleet." CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITING_ONE_SPEC,This guild is looking for %s %s. Which specializations do you play? CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITING_TWO_SPECS,This guild is looking for %s and %s %s. Which specializations do you play? CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITING_THREE_SPECS,"This guild is looking for %s, %s, and %s %s. Which specializations do you play?" CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITING_FOUR_SPECS,"This guild is looking for %s, %s, %s, and %s %s. Which specializations do you play?" CLUB_FINDER_RECRUITING_NOTE,Optional note to the guild leader WAYPOINT_OBJECTIVE_FORMAT,0/1 %s WAYPOINT_OBJECTIVE_FORMAT_OPTIONAL,0/1 %s (Optional) Map
KulTiranFlagship,8.1.5 Allies - Final Ship (JAK) -> KulTiranFlagship,8.1.5 Allies - Kul Tiran Flagship (JAK) Scenario
Crucible of Storms - Delve into the chambers beneath Stormsong Valley to uncover the source of the shadow spreading across the land.