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A roundup of blue posts dealing with the cost of Azerite Reforging.

  • The cost of reforging quickly ramps up if you decide to reset your gear way too often. It's because Azerite Reforging isn't intended for seamless switching between specializations.
  • You're supposed to carry multiple pieces of Azerite gear for off-specs, similar to how sets were handled in the past.
  • The problem with the current Azerite system is that items are bound to specific specializations as opposed to sets used in Legion and earlier. Blizzard considers this a downside of the system.

Do you think the cost of reforging is too high or do you simply carry multiple pieces of gear in your inventory? Let us know in the comments!

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Players that switch between tank and dps find their azerite armor reforge can become excessively expensive. So the question is why does blizz punish those who want to be both? Right now it would cost 640g to reforge one item. Why blizz; Would it not be better for players to respect gear often? Being locked to on spec gear is closing opportunities. Sometimes Tank and Healers need a break. Tanks don’t really work in pvp because of the nerf on damage. Healers get harassed for players dying, even though they cant heal everyone. It should be easy and cost effective to switch; not this accelerating cost for multiple reforging. 640g is way beyond excessive considering it starts off at 5g then doubles every time a player reforges. This is not the first post on this issue nor do I think it will be the last. So why is blizz devs punishing those who have multiple play styles? I think it shows the skill of a players to be able to play all specs. The ability to fit the need of a group should not be punish but celebrated. With current azerite powers, when players switch from dps to tank or dps to healer they lose ring functions without reforging or carrying 2 or more gear sets in their bags. Why not just create gear the switches between specs?

I just keep a separate set for my other spec(s) since the pieces tend to be better for one or the other. So while I may be a little worse since I’m not perfectly itemized for one, once I organized things I had no issues switching roles.

At least I don’t have to have a giant pile of items to swap to like I did in the past.

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I just keep a separate set for my other spec(s) since the pieces tend to be better for one or the other.

I do this as well. I keep a set for each spec even though I’m likely to only ever use two.

It’s by no means ideal at least from my perspective, but I just treat it like we’ve always done in the past with managing multiple sets. So to be honest I notice very little difference gear maintenance wise other than having to figure out which pieces are better offspec wise when it comes to Azerite traits as its a spec I don’t prioritize as much as my main spec.

It’s definitely a downside to the system and I think we can all agree on that but I don’t see it as a major issue.

If you’re trying to keep using the same pieces for two specs and you’re not liking the cost to reforge them, then you should rethink how you’re handling the pieces and the system itself. You’re supposed to keep multiple items for different setups with different traits. I’ve reforged maybe 3 or 4 times this entire expansion so far while maintaining the ability to play all 3 roles of my class and keeping gear for those specs.

The Azerite system totally encourages that, though. Unless you are a player that does not care about the traits other than the ones you have on it is in your best interest to hold on to gear with different traits, especially when balance changes happen.

I care about the traits but if a hotfix makes what I have worse and something I tossed better AND it’s not just a tiny difference then I’ll just restore that item. This has only happened a couple of times over many years of playing. I also have bank space and often pile up things I feel are important until I sort through them and then do a mass bank-space-cleansing.

A lot of changes just come with patches though and that likely means new gear, new sources, and higher level stuff so unless it’s a huge deal I’ll just get the new stuff.

Fair enough, everyone handles gear and what they decide to keep differently. I didn’t necessarily think that you specifically don’t care about the traits, was more of a general statement (though I did say “you”)

But here are some reasons I can think of for holding on to Azerite gear

  • Balance changes, as mentioned
  • PVP - and a lot of people keep multiple pieces just to swap out in PVP based on what they are playing as and who or what they are playing with against, in some ways the traits can be as effective as talents are so keeping a choice and being dynamic is important
  • Doing different PVE content - farming, M+, raiding, a lot of times different traits can be ideal enough to hold on to even if you don’t use them for everything

So I don’t think it’s necessarily just about switching specs and having traits available for the other specs. I think in some ways Azerite has exponentially increased the gear that some players hold on to throughout an expansion or a content patch.

It might be viewed as a player-created problem but I do think the system promotes it in a lot of ways. It’s kind of like having talents in our bags, instead of its own interface like talents have or glyphs had in the past.

I can see what you are saying that you feel there is more pressure to keep the gear but I don’t feel it’s too different from the past. If I was aiming to min-max in all situations then I’d expect to be hanging on to more gear but as I mentioned earlier if there is only a small to tiny percentage difference then I stick with one and clear up the space. Do you keep gear even if it’s a .1% difference? Where is the breaking point for your play style? With the current 30 slot bags that are available, how much empty space do you tend to have?

And something that isn’t directed at you Xoja but some others seem to just be asking for why we are okay with needing multiple pieces per slot at all and creating ‘clutter’. This is my personal stance, but I’d say it feels like just a part of an MMO in that some items are better than others. If we were to simplify it we could just remove stats and have items that are ‘average’, ‘good’, or ‘best’. If the item is ‘best’ it’s the best, period. Then that item can degrade to ‘good’ when a new ‘best’ is available from new content. This would cover the bag clutter and simplify things but I don’t think it’d feel fun.

It’s ok to have some items to be better than others, but it’s not ok to bind item to specific spec, especially when those slots were usable for all specs for many years before BFA. This is the problem Blizzard refuses to accept and fix.

How would you treat a piece of gear that has like heavy crit and is far and away the best for one spec and definitely the worst for another?

It still gives you some benefit, even if it’s smaller, unlike many azerite traits that only work for one spec, and give nothing to other. If traits were switching with spec, that would be non issue…

Azerite gear still comes some benefit even if 1 trait isn’t active.

Juggling three secondary stats is way different than juggling dozens of azerite traits.

So at a base level you feel the system is just too complicated and it would better to simplify it?

Anyone would, because the reforge cost really is outrageous.

My question is more: Why do you have a reforge system you don’t want people to use?

Sometimes you make a mistake. Sometimes a piece drops that is great for one spec and you can respec something you have to work for another. Have you run into these situations at all? Or something else?

Just want to thank blizzard Community Managers for participation in this discussion. This community benefits from user input and the input from blizzard.

We appreciate your input and while we may not completely agree at times, it definitely helps to understand where you are coming from. ?

I’m allowed to wonder why the reforge cost is so high, though.

It does get high if you are changing a lot for sure. The highest amount I ever paid was like 20 gold I think? Usually it’s at the 5g amount though. Does that feel high or am I missing something here?

You’re bonkers. just changing all three pieces once is more than 20g…ok now i know you guys are crazy

Only if you change them in rapid succession. I have most of the fishing achievements, I am patient. ? I also just kept replacing gear for several weeks so it didn’t seem worth it to commit to anything. That said, obviously we agreed things felt a little rough and that’s why the new gear coming in Tides of Vengeance will be a bit different.

I guess there’s a reason why they don’t. Players would like to know what that reason is.

Not everything is meant to be the same system. This is a different system. Similar in some ways to powering up separate artifact weapons, but different. While I mentioned we could simplify gearing and take all thought out of it, having some complexity for people to figure out, organize, and decide what is best for them is probably a good thing.

Just want to drop in and mention, Legion artifacts were more interesting than the Heart of Azeroth. (The artifact system as a whole was more interesting) That Heart of Azeroth thing is literally just a giant stat stick.

What was up with not giving the thing a trait web like Artifacts? Or something the players could interact with.

The namesake of the Azerite system is disappointingly… inanimate.

We tend to do different things from expansion to expansion. This results in some things being better than others but we tend to want to avoid feeling like “yup, this is the best and only way to do it” and then doing the same thing for the next decade.

Translation: you gonna suffer even more in Tides of Vengeance, because new ring contains traits that only work for one spec.

Hopefully some of the information in this thread helps form a plan for gathering and using the new gear when it’s out.

The fact that you have to go to third party sites or use simc to figure out what trait is better isn’t complex enough for you?

I feel like that’s going off the path a bit. I have been doing that for a long time due to trinkets, comparing set bonuses to item level, and deciding the value of secondary stats for each spec. How is this different for you now?

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Just more noncommittal excuses for a broken system that they are too cheap and greedy and stubborn to properly address. Not even worth reading or entertaining their giant walls of bullshit anymore, just uninstall and move on. 

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I've stopped playing more than one spec on characters this expansion. If I want to heal, I go over to my monk, where I've cultivated a healing set. If I want to DPS, I move over to my boomy or DH where I have cultivated DPS sets. The system is much worse than prior expansions. If I get a 370 Azerite piece of gear for my boomy, I'm going to select the best DPS traits (after a simc session). In previous expansions, I would be able to use that piece of gear for healing as well (let's say it was a set piece) because the system would automatically swap the benefits to resto gear bonuses. But in the current system, you are punished if you want to do that. It makes no god damn sense. It would be hard to heal at the same level as I DPS because I may have to settle for a 340 or 355 piece of Azerite gear (or pay the price to reforge). 

The system reminds me of Diablo's set system. Multiple sets for classes in Diablo. If you get a Primal Ancient Inna's, that wouldn't automatically change to a Primal Ancient Sunwuko's if you want to change your build. The system makes sense in a game where grinding is the name of the game. But not in wow. 

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What they forgot to mention is the horrid RNG on loot drops on select Azerirte and non-Azerite gear as a whole.  It may take hours to days, weeks, or months till you get the pieces needed and or desired to switch between Tanking and or DPS.  I recently acquired another 370 chest piece that I've been farming for the last 2 months from the Uldir Raid.  Before I was constantly reforging traits from Tank to DPS to help accommodate what was needed for either a keystone or for raid on a weekly if not on a daily basis.  Even if pushing alts to catch up with my Main's ilvl they too were having problems acquiring gear to catch up during the process. 

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The fact they basically reverted to an older system, needing for farm multiple gear sets, after rightly fixing that issue in MoP(?) with the tier bonuses depending on what spec you were in, is just silly. Azerite should work that way now, and it wouldn't even mean just having one set either.

For example on my Demon Hunter I've got a 385 chest with pretty good DPS traits, but the tank traits are pretty trash, totally awful. I'd much rather switch to another chest than be stuck with those horrible traits, but at the same time I've got a 385 helm that is pretty much BiS for both, but I've only got one of it, so I have to make a choice or spend a fortune respeccing.

It seems like Blizzard has forgotten why they introduced a lot of the systems they are mucking around with this expansion. Tier sets swapping, feasts being less efficient but cheaper than personal food when spread over a raid, etc. I mean heck why don't weapons have multiple primary stats? It worked great for armour, why limit it? Why should I be able to hand an agility sword I got but don't need to my mage friend who desperately needs a MH upgrade? It's got crit and haste on it! But oh, no int so no can't do it.

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4 hours ago, Demonpuke said:

Just more noncommittal excuses for a broken system that they are too cheap and greedy and stubborn to properly address. Not even worth reading or entertaining their giant walls of bullshit anymore, just uninstall and move on. 

I'm pretty much at that point now. The game feels like a chore now.

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My problem is that this issue has such an easy fix, yet they are too caught up in their own bullshit that they can’t see the answer that’s been staring right at them. MAKE THE TRAITS SEPARATE FOR EACH SPEC. Make it so you can have different combinations of traits on a single item. One combination for, say BM, and another separate one for MM. Then we won’t have to stockpile our gear, especially after the new season comes out and higher ilvl will generally mean an upgrade. Stupidity is my biggest pet peeve, and Blizzard has been triggering it massively lately.

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I agree with all the above comments. They had a good system going where if you acquired say all 6 or 8 pieces of a Set that only required you to wear 4 pieces to receive the bonus, If you switched from say Prot pally to Hpal the set bonuses would change respectively. I dont see why they couldnt implement the same type of system with azerite gear. Honestly Just have is so that when you look at the gear's azerite rings, there are tabs at the top. Each of those tabs would correspond to one of the specs your class is capable of, and would show a list of traits accordingly for you. As you swapped between your specs those traits would change aswell. It would act in the same manner as the set bonus gear we just lost without having to acquire such a large number of pieces. Heck as a rogue, i currently have 10 pieces of azerite gear sitting my bags, so if a patch comes out and the meta for traits change for pvp, i hopefully have the pieces to cover that off so i can still play and do decent dmg.

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This isn't any different from relics in artifacts.  They are still spec-specific, you still need 3 per spec, and when you get a new one you still have to choose.  The fundamental difference is that, unlike relics, you can actually reuse the same Azerite armor for another spec when you get an upgrade for your mainspec, and you have the available option of generic traits for using them in multiple specs.

This is also little different from having to carry about extra rings, trinkets, and weapons for your offspec.

The game has never had complete gear conversion between specs, and Blizzard clearly likes it that way.  As they've said in the past, there should be some benefit to focusing on a particular spec, and that benefit has, for the entire life of the game thus far, included having somewhat more optimized gear for that spec.  BfA is no different.

TL;DR: if you want to run multiple specs, carry multiple sets of Azerite gear.  Every single one of my toons has a set of Azerite gear for each spec I actively play, and most have sets for specs I never play as well, simply because why not.  

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Never liked artifacts, not going to like Azerite system as well, even with some changes. It's just boring. At this point, I would like it removed, at least no more anything like this starting next expansion. Now, I'm missing those days when you simply hit max level and getting better gear was your endgame progression, without some endless grind on top of it. But I guess it's going to stick around like mission table.

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16 minutes ago, Arcling said:

Now, I'm missing those days when you simply hit max level and getting better gear was your endgame progression, without some endless grind on top of it.

You mean the mindless grind that was running Molten Core week after week after week trying to get your full 8-piece set, because each boss dropped specific set items instead of multi-class tokens?

You mean the mindless grind of doing the same daily quests every single day (or worse, simply repeatedly killing the same set of mobs over and over again for 2-5 rep each) to get a reputation to exalted for a specific mandatory raid enchant (example, the Sons of Hodir shoulder enchant in WotLK)?

You mean the mindless grind of repeatedly running a raid you've already cleared, not because your raid needs the gear anymore (because no warforging means that once you've gotten your BIS, you're done with that raid from a gear progression standpoint), but because you need to farm hundreds of materials to make the mandatory resistance gear needed for the next raid?

You mean the mindless grind of running random battlegrounds over and over and over and over and over because farming thousands and thousands of honor was how you ranked up in PvP back in those days?

You mean the mindless grind week after week collecting RNG drops from raid bosses so you can get and upgrade your legendary cloak (MoP) or ring (WoD)?

Mindless grinding has been part of the game since it started.  In fact, the "mindless" part of that grind has decreased drastically over the years.  Used to be you have a specific limited set of activities you could do to progress.  Nowadays, you have a bunch of activities that award AP, from mythics to expeditions to world quests to PvP to raiding.  And by in large, you don't even need to focus much on the grinding, because the weekly reduction in needed AP mostly carries you to the neck level you should be at anyway (exact same way Artifact Knowledge worked in Legion, diminishing returns for trying to power farm levels ahead of the curve, and catch up for those behind the curve).

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2 hours ago, Kaedys said:

Mindless grinding has been part of the game since it started. 

Never wanted to get back to old systems like dailies, just remove AP, artifact/Azerite gear and mission table from that. Grind has increased, only that  much of it is optional, however many rewards are now locked behind grind+rng (horrible combination, including paragon reps, which are returning). Though, WotLK had pretty nice balance in terms of grind. Once I was done with introductory stuff, I didn't have to do anything else before raids (easily stacked on mats, food etc.), other than some optional stuff. Dailies were for rep, once you were done, you didn't have to continue them like WQs for more AP and paragon reps if you want something from random rewards (Legion had mounts, now pets), instead of buying them all for exalted. That being said, WQs are fine, but I just want some of mentioned aspects of current system removed.

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I don't think I can possibly add anything of value to this discussion other than to say, I'm so sick and tired of Blizzard's sh!t. My sub ends in 20 days, and i'll be glad to go. This game is just pathetic now.

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Fixed an issue that caused Feign Death to be cancelled when Hunters opened their map or used an emote. Beast Mastery Spitting Cobra (Talent) damage is increased by 260%. Marksmanship Fixed an issue where casting Volley (Talent) right after an Aimed Shot that benefitted from Trick Shots would sometimes not apply the Trick Shots effect. Survival Fixed an issue that caused Steel Trap (Talent) to be usable while Aspect of the Turtle was active. Covenant Abilities Fixed an issue where Resonating Arrow (Kyrian) could fail to be cast behind your character. Death Chakram (Necrolord) damage increased by 15%. Flayed Shot (Venthyr) duration increased to 18 seconds (was 14 seconds) and costs no Focus (was 10). Flayer’s Mark now also increases the damage of your next Kill Shot by 25%. Conduits Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Markman’s Advantage buff to be removed when another player’s Hunter Mark was applied. Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Brutal Projections to expire early. MAGE Covenant Abilities Radiant Spark (Kyrian) damage increased by 20%. Deathborne (Necrolord) duration increased to 25 seconds (was 20 seconds) and Spell Power buff increased to 15% (was 10%). Mirrors of Torment (Venthyr) Arcane: Now grants a stack of Clearcasting when a mirror is consumed (was mana). Fire: Fire Blast cooldown reduction increased to 6 seconds (was 4 seconds). MONK Mistweaver Vivify now costs 3.8% mana (was 4.1%). Renewing Mist now costs 1.8% mana (was 2.2%). Windwalker Xuen, the White Tiger is now vulnerable to Hibernate, Polymorph and Fear crowd-control effects. Touch of Death is now affected by Mastery: Combo Strikes. Fixed an issue that caused Storm, Earth and Fire’s cast to sometimes break nearby enemies’ Stealth. Fixed an issue that caused Xuen, the White Tiger to be able to target enemies in Stealth. Fixed an issue that caused Tiger Palm to grant an additional stack of Mark of the Crane when Storm, Earth and Fire is active. Fixed an issue that allowed Mark of the Crane to be maintained permanently at maximum stacks while fighting a single target. Fixed an issue that could prevent Storm, Earth, and Fire spirits from using Fists of Fury, Rising Sun Kick, and Whirling Dragon Punch (Talent). Fixed an issue that allowed Storm, Earth and Fire spirits to continue channeling Fists of Fury after the Monk's Fists of Fury channel ended. Fixed an issue that could cause Spinning Crane Kick's damage to not be properly increased by Mark of the Crane if targets die with the Monk's mark active. Covenant Abilities Fixed an issue that caused Faeline Stomp (Night Fae) to not deal damage when used to engage creatures in combat. Fallen Order’s (Venthyr) fallen Tiger and Ox adepts have had their stats increased by 20%. PALADIN Holy Holy Shock now costs 16% mana (was 14%). Protection Ardent Defender’s heal now has a visual effect. Covenant Abilities Vanquisher’s Hammer (Necrolord) now generates 1 Holy Power when used. Conduits The extra spells from Ringing Clarity (Kyrian) now have a longer delay between hits. Additionally, area-of-effect Judgment hits from Divine Toll are no longer reduced by 25% in PvP, and Judgment triggered from Ringing Clarity is reduced by 25% in PvP. Virtuous Command no longer plays an attack animation when it triggers. Fixed an issue that caused the additional Templar’s Verdict from Templar’s Vindication to not deal damage based on the initial Templar’s Verdict. PRIEST Discipline Spirit Shell (Talent) now absorbs 80% of healing done (was 100%) and the absorption limit is now based on the caster’s Spell Power rather than maximum Health. Holy Divine Hymn increases healing taken by 4% (was 10%) for 15 seconds (was 8 seconds). Stacks up to 5 times (was no stacks). Shadow Mastery: Shadow Weaving no longer benefits multiple times from damage amplifying effects. Shadowy Apparitions no longer causes targets to drop Stealth if they deal no damage. Covenant Abilities Fae Guardians (Night Fae) Guardian Faerie now grants 20% damage reduction (was 10%), and Wrathful Faerie will now automatically be sent to the closest enemy target if Fae Guardians is used while an ally is targeted. Wrathful Faeries (Night Fae) now properly grant resources to the casting Priest when there are multiple Wrathful Faeries active on the target. Mindgames (Venthyr) no longer reverses damage or healing from itself when reflected. Conduits Fae Fermata (Night Fae) Fae Guardians now leave a 80% effective copy of their benefit (was 60%) and can no longer be stacked on top of a Faerie for double benefit. ROGUE Assassination Level 56: New Passive: Cut to the Chase – Envenom extends the duration of your Slice and Dice by up to 3 seconds per combo point spent. Venomous Wounds now restores 8 Energy (was 7). Slice and Dice (Rank 2) has been removed. Fixed an issue that prevented Crimson Tempest (Talent) from triggering Alacrity (Talent). Fixed an issue that allowed Poison Bomb (Talent) to deal damage to Sapped targets while not breaking the crowd-control. Subtlety Fixed an issue that caused Premeditation (Talent) to rarely not be applied when entering Stealth. Covenant Abilities Fixed an issue that caused Echoing Reprimand (Kyrian) to apply Find Weakness for non-Subtlety Rogues when cast from Stealth. Serrated Bone Spike (Necrolord) initial damage increased by 300% and now grants 1 combo point plus 1 per active bone spike after it strikes the target. Serrated Bone Spike (Necrolord) is now removed when the target leaves combat and no longer refunds a charge and gets removed when the target is healed to full. Fixed an issue that prevented Serrated Bone Spike's (Necrolord) initial damage from dealing a critical strike. Fixed an issue that prevented Serrated Bone Spike's (Necrolord) bleed debuff from being counted towards the Envenom damage bonus from Doomblade (Legendary Power). Serrated Bone Spike’s (Necrolord) damage is now correctly increased by Assassinations’ Mastery: Potent Assassin. Broadside (Outlaw Talent) now correctly causes Sepsis (Night Fae) to generate an additional combo point. Flagellation (Venthyr) no longer costs Energy (was 20 Energy), duration reduced to 12 seconds (was 20 seconds), Haste is now granted immediately, and no longer has a second activation. Flagellation’s initial damage increased by 270%, additional damage from spending combo points increased by 160%, and deals damage 1 time upon use (was 3). Conduits Lashing Scars (Venthyr) now causes 4 additional lashes (was 2). This will allow the Rogue to start at 5% Haste upon activation. Fixed an issue that caused the Count the Odds buff to be removed when any Roll the Bones enhancements expire. SHAMAN Chain Lightning damage increased by 35%. Lightning Shield damage increased by 415%. Elemental Earth Shock damage increased by 30%. Earthquake damage increased by 70%. Lava Beam damage increased by 35%. Lava Burst damage reduced by 10%. Enhancement Lava Lash damage increased by 40%. Stormkeeper (Talent) now increases Chain Lightning by 300% (was 2 Lightning Bolts by 150%). Stormbringer can now correctly trigger from Ice Strike (Talent) and Sundering (Talent). Fixed an issue where Stormkeeper (Talent) and Maelstrom Weapon (Talent) were both increasing the damage of Chain Lightning at the same time. Restoration Lava Burst damage reduced by 10%. Fixed an issue where Earthen Wall Totem (Talent) could absorb more damage than intended when an area damage spell hit multiple allies. Covenant Abilities Vesper Totem (Kyrian) damage and healing increased by 25%. Fae Transfusion (Night Fae) damage increased by 25%, the healing from damage conversion increased to 60% (was 40%) and the heal radius increased to 20 yards (was 12 yards). Primordial Wave’s (Necrolord) Enhancement Lightning Bolt effect now deals 150% damage (was 100%). Fixed an issue that caused Primordial Wave (Necrolord) to not be usable on allies that are in Mercenary Mode. Chain Harvest (Venthyr) the damage and healing increased by 15% for Elemental and Restoration Shaman. Chain Harvest (Venthyr) will now light up on the Action Bar when players can cast it instantly through Maelstrom Weapon. WARLOCK Curse of Tongues now lasts 1 minute (was 30 seconds) and lasts 20 seconds against enemy players (was 12 seconds). Affliction Malefic Rapture no longer causes targets to drop Stealth if it deals no damage. Seed of Corruption now properly deals damage and applies Corruption if the Warlock is crowd-controlled when the seed detonates. Demonology Summon Dreadstalkers, Demonic Tyrant, Vilefiend, Nether Portal demons, and Grimoire: Felguard will now listen to primary pet commands. Call Dreadstalkers attack power increased by 10%, and Dreadbite and Dreadlash damage increased by 10%. Destruction Mastery: Chaotic Energies now properly increases the damage of Corruption. Covenant Abilities Scouring Tithe (Kyrian) now requires the Warlock to be facing its target. Decimating Bolt (Necrolord) bonus damage from the target’s missing health increased to 100% (was 60%). Impending Catastrophe (Venthyr) damage while moving towards its target has been increased by 10% and its explosion damage increased by 15%. Impending Catastrophe (Venthyr) no longer damages Totems in its path to the target. WARRIOR Fixed an issue that allowed Intervene to be applied to targets under the effect of Cyclone. Fury Fixed an issue that prevented the Whirlwind buff to not be applied to the Warrior if Whirlwind was cast during Charge. Protection Damage of all abilities increased by 10%. Damage of Thunder Clap increased by an additional 10%. Covenant Abilities Conqueror’s Banner (Necrolord) has been redesigned – Brandish the Conqueror’s Banner, granting 400 Mastery and 30% increased movement speed to you and your 2 nearest allies and preventing movement speed from being reduced below 100%. The cooldown is now 2 minutes (was 3 minutes), duration is now 15 seconds (was 20 seconds), and the Rage generation is now 4 Rage per second for Arms and Protection, and 6 Rage per second for Fury. Conduits Veteran’s Repute (Necrolord) no longer causes Conqueror’s Banner to grant stacks of Glory. Covenants
      Necrolord Covenant Ability Fleshcraft has been redesigned – Form a shield of flesh and bone over 3 seconds (was 4 seconds) that absorbs damage equal to 40% of your maximum health for 2 minutes. While channeling, your damage taken is reduced by 20%. Passive effect – Moving near an enemy’s corpse consumes their essence to reduce Fleshcraft’s cooldown by 1 second. The slime creatures within the Plaguefall dungeon will now grant their buffs when their corpses are consumed by Fleshcraft’s passive effect (was when Fleshcraft was used on their corpses). Soulbinds Volatile Solvent (Plague Deviser Marileth) now triggers when Fleshcraft’s passive effect consumes a corpse’s essence (was when Fleshcraft is cast). Resourceful Fleshcrafting (Bonesmith Heirmir) has been redesigned – When Fleshcraft’s passive effect consumes a corpse, the cooldown of Fleshcraft is reduced by an additional 1 second. Anima Conductor: Flowing Power – House of Rituals Skelton Command now summons a skeleton when Fleshcraft’s passive effect consumes a corpse. This effect has a 5 second cooldown between summoning skeletons. Night Fae Spirits within The Queen’s Conservatory are eager to return to life and will now automatically provide players with their reward without having to speak to them first. Soulbinds Fixed an issue that sometimes caused players to die through Podtender (Dreamweaver) if the lethal blow had a large overkill. Venthyr The Ember Court Permanent RSVPs Guests who you have reached Best Friend status with now give you a permanent RSVP. The Permanent RSVP will allow all characters on your account to invite that guest to future Ember Courts without completing their RSVP quest again. Temel in Sinfall now sells a Bind on Account book at Exalted with the Ember Court. The book will teach your Dredger Butler how to handle the Cleanup and Restocking quests that follow the Ember Courts. One-time reputation items from Temel and Lady Ilinca will no longer appear once learned. Droman Aliothe’s RSVP no longer requires players to venture to Bastion and Maldraxxus for items. Soulbinds Fixed an issue that allowed Service in Stone (General Draven) to be parried. Dungeons and Raids
      Halls of Atonement Loyal Stoneborn now persists for 45 seconds when Charmed by a Venthyr player (was 30 seconds). Loyal Stoneborn damage is now reduced by 50% while Charmed and Stoneborn Boon duration increased to 45 seconds (was 30 seconds). Sanguine Depths Anima Cage's now persist for 1 minute after activation (was 45 seconds). While active, Sinfall Boon is applied to players when any enemy is slain nearby (was certain enemy types) and duration increased to 75 seconds (was 60 seconds). Moved one of the Anima Cages away from a patrolling Chamber Sentinel. Mythic Keystone Dungeons The formula for determining the level of the first Mythic Keystone players receive each week has been adjusted. Previously, players would always receive a Keystone 1 level below the highest they'd completed so far in Season 1. After this change, Keystone level will continue to decrease by 1 per week until players again complete a higher level Keystone. For example, a player who completes a level 15 Keystone will receive a level 14 Keystone the following week. If they do not complete a 15 or higher Keystone that week, they will receive a level 13 Keystone the week after. Plaguefall Domina Venomblade Brood Assassins no longer trigger the Necrotic Affix. Sanguine Depths General Kaal’s Gauntlet Stonewall Gargons no longer trigger the Necrotic Affix. Items and Rewards
      The community voted mount, The Wandering Ancient, is now available! Gear acquired from Mythic Keystone dungeons are now upgradable with Valor, a new currency that is earned from completing Mythic Keystone dungeons and covenant Callings. The weekly Valor cap will start at 5000 Valor earnable in the first week, and will increase by 750 Valor each week. There will be a maximum of 1500 Valor a character can hold at a time. Gear that dropped before the patch is unable to be upgraded. 200 Item Level: Initial item upgrade level. 207 Item Level: Requires the Keystone Explorer achievement – Earned by completing all eight Shadowlands dungeons at Mythic 5 or higher, within the time limit. 213 Item Level: Requires the Shadowlands Keystone Conqueror achievement – Earned by completing all Shadowlands dungeons at Mythic 10 or higher, within the time limit. 220 Item Level: Requires the Shadowlands Keystone Master achievement – Earned by completing all Shadowlands dungeons at Mythic 15 or higher, within the time limit. Completing a Mythic Keystone dungeon after the timer has ended will now reward a second item. The item level of the second item will be slightly lower (e.g. finishing a Mythic 7 Keystone dungeon, but not completing the timer now rewards the party with a 200 iLvl item and a 197 iLvl item. The Great Vault raid loot requirements is now defeat 3/6/9 raid bosses (was 3/7/10). Potency Conduits now also drop in Castle Nathria. Once players reach 40 Renown with their Covenant, the weekly quest to gather 1000 Anima will now award you with 1500 gold. Once players have recruited the maximum amount of Souls for their Covenant, your weekly quest to rescue Souls from the Maw will now award you with 500 Anima. Rhinestone Sunglasses can now be used in transmogrification and will appear in your collection once found. Vendor prices for items below item level 75 have been adjusted. The Lightless Force weapon enchant no longer targets out-of-combat or crowd-controlled enemies. The Hunger of the Pack trinket now grants the Speed stat instead of movement speed percentage. The Barrier Generator Toy can no longer be used in instanced PvP. Runecarving Legendary Items
      Death Knight Blood Phearomones now grants 10% Haste while inside your Death and Decay (was 8%). Crimson Rune Weapon now causes Dancing Rune Weapon to generate 5 Bone Shield charges and reduces the cooldown of Dancing Rune Weapon by 5 seconds (was 3 seconds). Vampiric Aura now increases the duration of Vampiric Blood by 3 seconds and grants 5% Leech for the duration. Gorefiend’s Domination now also grants 45 Runic Power when Vampiric Blood is used. Unholy Reanimated Shambler explosion damage increased by 5% and now approximately procs every 1.75 minutes (was 1.5). Demon Hunter Fel Bombardment’s buff duration has been increased to 40 seconds (was 30 seconds) and the chance to trigger increased by 5%. Darkglare Medallion’s chance to trigger increased to 40% (was 20%) and now also refunds the Fury of the casted Eye Beam or Fel Devastation. Havoc Burning Wound damage over time damage increased 100% and Immolation Aura damage increased by 65% (was 50%). Vengeance The casted Eye Beam from Collective Anguish’s summoned ally now always deals critical strikes. Spirit of the Darkness Flame’s Fiery Brand instant damage increased by 20% (was 15%). Druid Feral Cat-Eye Curio now restores 30% Energy (was 25%). Increased both Frenzyband effects by 50%. Guardian Legacy of the Sleeper’s Berserk description now notes that the Druid is immune to crowd-control while active. Restoration Verdant Infusion extends the duration of your heal over time effects on the Swiftmend target by 10 seconds (was 8 seconds). Hunter Beast Mastery Dire Command now has a 30% chance to trigger (was 20%). Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs critical damage increased to 35% (was 20%). Flamewaker’s Cobra Sting now has a 50% chance to trigger (was 25%). Qa’pla, Eredun War Order now resets the cooldown of Kill Command (was reduces the cooldown by 5 seconds) and has an additional passive effect – Barbed Shot deals 10% increased damage. Marksmanship Surging Shots now causes Rapid Fire to deal 35% additional damage (was 25%). Eagletalon’s True Focus now also increases the duration of Trueshot by 3 seconds and reduces all Focus costs by 25% (was 50%). Serpentstalker’s Trickery no longer triggers Wild Spirits (Night Fae Ability) twice. Survival Latent Poison Injectors damage increased by 15%. Mage Disciplinary Command increases Critical Strike damage by 20% (was 15%). Expanded Potential procs per minute increased to 2 (was 1.66). Arcane Arcane Harmony damage per stack increased to 8% (was 7%) and the effect stacks up to 18 times (was 15). Fire Molten Skyfall now calls down a Meteor after casting 18 Fireballs or Pyroblasts (was 25). Sun King’s Blessing now requires consuming 8 Hot Streaks (was 12) and grants Combustion for 6 seconds (was 5 seconds) Frost Cold Front now calls down a Frozen Orb after casting 30 Frostbolts or Flurries (was 60). Freezing Winds now triggers Fingers of Frost every 2 seconds (was 3 seconds). Monk Shaohao’s Might now causes Tiger Palm to have a 40% chance (was 10%) to deal 300% of normal damage (was 250%) and reduce the remaining cooldown of your Brews by 2 additional seconds (was 1 second). Brewmaster Mighty Pour now causes Celestial Brew to increase your Armor by 50% (was 25%) for 8 seconds (was 7 seconds), and causes Purifying Brew to have a 35% chance to not consume a charge (was 25%). Mistweaver Clouded Focus healing increased by 20% (was 15%) and mana cost reduced by 20% (was 15%). Windwalker Xuen’s Battlegear critical strike chance increased by 50% (was 30%) and Fists of Fury cooldown reduced by 5 seconds (was 2.5 seconds). Paladin Vanguard’s Momentum increases Holy damage done by 4% (was 3%) for 10 seconds (was 8 seconds). Of Dusk and Dawn buff duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds) and Blessing of Dusk damage reduction increased to 4% (was 3%). Holy Inflorescence of the Sunwell increases Infusion of Light effects by 30% (was 20%). Shadowbreaker, Dawn of the Sun buff duration increased to 8 seconds (was 6 seconds). Maraad’s Dying Breath’s healing bonus to Light of the Martyr no longer increases self-damage taken. Additionally, Maraad’s Dying Breath now causes all Light of the Martyr self-damage to be dealt over 5 seconds Protection The Ardent Protector’s Sanctum has been redesigned – When Ardent Defender saves you from death, it restores 40% additional health. When Ardent Defender expires without saving you from death, its remaining cooldown is reduced by 40% (was 60 seconds). Fixed an issue with The Ardent Protector’s Sanctum that caused Ardent Defender casts to put nearby Protection Paladin’s Ardent Defender on cooldown. Fixed an issue that caused The Magistrate’s Judgment to be consumed when casting a free Word of Glory through Shining Light. Retribution Final Verdict damage has been increased by 15%. The Magistrate's Judgment now grants the proper amount of Crusade stacks when Holy Power is spent while under its effect. Priest Cauterizing Shadows’ healing increased by 36% and can now critically strike. Discipline Cauterizing Shadows now functions with Mastery: Grace. Kiss of Death reduces the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death by 12 seconds (was 8 seconds). Holy Divine Image now casts Searing Light when Shadow Word: Pain or Mindgames (Venthyr Ability) are used, and casts Holy Nova when Unholy Nova (Necrolord Ability) is used. Additionally, if the Priest is crowd controlled while Divine Image is active, the image will cast single target healing spells on nearby low-hp allies. Divine Image spell-mirroring cooldown removed (e.g. queueing a Shadow Word: Death after a Holy Fire will now trigger 2 Searing Lights). Flash Concentration buff duration increased to 20 seconds (was 15 seconds). Measured Contemplation is now cleared upon starting an Arena match. Shadow Painbreaker Psalm generates up to 30 Insanity (was 20) and now functions with Death and Madness (Talent). Shadowflame Rift’s damage has been increased by 40%. Rogue Mark of the Master Assassin now only affects auto-attack and Rogue abilities’ critical strike chance. Tiny Toxic Blade now causes Shiv to deal 500% increased damage (was 350%). Essence of Bloodfang damage increased by 30%. Assassination Doomblade now deals an additional 45% Bleed damage (was 30%). Duskwalker’s Patch reduces Vendetta’s cooldown for every 30 Energy you expend (was 50 Energy). Outlaw Guile Charm increases your damage dealt by up to 15% (was 10%) and lasts up to 12 seconds (was 10 seconds). Greenskin’s Wickers increases the damage of your next Pistol Shot by 300% (was 200%). Concealed Blunderbuss now has a chance to fire your next Pistol Shot 3 additional times (was 2). Subtlety The Rotten now causes Backstab to deal 50% increased damage (was 30%). Deathly Shadows increases all damage dealt by 20% (was 15%) for 15 seconds (was 12 seconds). Shaman Elemental Echoes of Great Sundering now causes Earthquake to deal 120% additional damage (was 175%). Enhancement Legacy of the Frost Witch now causes Stormstrike to deal 30% increased damage (was 15%). The debuff from Doom Winds now persists through death. Restoration Jonat’s Natural Focus now increases the next Chain Heal by 20% (was 10%). Spiritwalker’s Tidal Totem now reduces mana cost of Healing Wave and Chain Heal by 40% (was 25%). Warlock Affliction Malefic Wrath duration increased to 10 seconds (was 8 seconds) and damage per stack increased to 35% (was 25%). Wrath of Consumption duration increased to 30 seconds (was 20 seconds) and periodic damage increased to 6% (was 5%). Wrath of Consumption now properly increases the damage of Scouring Tithe’s (Kyrian) periodic effects. Demonology Implosive Potential’s Haste buff duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds). Balespider’s Burning Core increases the damage of Demonbolt by 15% per stack (was 8% per stack). Grim Inquisitor’s Dread Calling increased to 4% per stack (was 3% per stack). Destruction Madness of the Azj’aqir duration increased to 4 seconds (was 3 seconds). Embers of the Diabolic Raiment now properly generate 6 Soul Shard Fragments when dealing a critical strike with Incinerate. Warrior Arms Enduring Blow’s chance to apply the Colossus Smash effect increased to 25% (was 15%) and duration increased to 6 seconds (was 5 seconds). Battlelord now triggers from Overpower (was Slam) and reduces the Rage cost of your next Mortal Strike by 15 Rage (was 12). Exploiter’s Mortal Strike damage bonus increased to 50% (was 25%) and the damage bonus for Venthyr Warriors increased to 36% (was 18%). Fury Cadence of Fujieda duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds). Will of the Berserker duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds). Reckless Defense now triggers from all Rampage hits (was Rampage critical strikes) and reduces the remaining cooldown of Recklessness and Enraged Regeneration by 1 second (was 3 seconds). Protection Reprisal has been redesigned – Charge and Intervene grant you Shield Block for 4 seconds, Revenge!, and generates 20 Rage. Unbreakable Will now also grants an additional charge of Shield Wall. Seismic Reverberation damage increased to 75% (was 40%). Player versus Player
      Battlegrounds The Horde flag size in Warsong Gulch and Twin Peaks have been increased to match the size of the Alliance flag. Focused Assault and Brutal Assault now increase damage taken by 10% per stack and reduces healing received by 5% per stack in Warsong Gulch, Twin Peaks, and Eye of the Storm. Deepwind Gorge side-capture point flags now spawn 14 seconds after the battleground has begun, and the central flag spawns 18 seconds after the battleground has begun (was immediately at start). Fixed an issue that caused Battle Flags to not be usable in Wintergrasp or Ashran Battlegrounds. Bloodlust, Heroism, Time Warp, Primal Rage and Drums of Heroism/Maelstrom are no longer usable during the Battleground preparation phase. Ashran Maximum player count per faction is now 35 (was 30). Starting reinforcements are now 175 (was 150). To allow both factions to have easier access to Star Root Tubers and Song Flowers, both these tasty treats will now spawn alongside each other in the Dark Woods and Root Den. Artifact Fragment cost to summon Kronus and Fangrall reduced to 1500 (was 3000). Horde and Alliance tower mages are now worth 30 Reinforcements when slain (was 50). Horde and Alliance tower mages have had their spells adjusted: Rylai Crestfall – Alliance Tower Mage Northrend Winds now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Frost damage. Frostbolt now deals 8% of the target’s maximum health in Frost damage. Frostbolt Volley now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Frost damage. No longer casts Mass Polymorph. Jeron Emberfall – Horde Tower Mage Fireball now deals 8% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage. Combustion Nova now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage. Ignite now deals 1% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage. Living Bomb initial spell now deals 5% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage. Living Bomb explosion now deals 15% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage. Living Bomb no longer causes a knockback when exploding. Magma Blast cast by Jeron’s summoned Lava Fury now deals 5% of the target’s maximum health in Fire damage. Isle of Conquest Glaive Thrower health has been increased by 40%. Alliance and Horde Commander health increased by 50%. Demolisher health increased by 25%. Catapult health increased by 100%. The amount of siege damage required to break down keep walls has been increased by 20%. Wintergrasp Broken Temple and Sunken Ring Workshops are now controlled by the attacking team when the battle starts. Wintergrasp Wall, Wintergrasp Fortress Wall, and Wintergrasp Fortress Gate health has been reduced by 20%. Destroying Towers reduces match time by 8 minutes (was 5 minutes). Siege Engine’s Steam Rush ability deals 20-35% of a player’s health (was 30-45%). Demolisher’s Hurl Boulder ability deals 20-25% of a player’s health (was 36%). Demolishers will now more consistently deal siege damage when striking fortress walls and towers. After 5 minutes, all players in the battleground who do not have a rank (including players who join late) will now be granted the rank of Corporal. Classes Ashen Hallow (Venthyr Paladin), Spear of Bastion (Kyrian Warrior), Resonating Arrow (Kyrian Hunter), and Wild Spirits (Night Fae Hunter) visual effects are now more easily distinguishable when cast by enemy players. Death Knight Removed the stun when summoning the temporary ghoul version of Raise Dead (Rank 1) in PvP. The Satiated debuff from Rune of Sanguination is now removed when entering PvP instances. Demon Hunter Vengeance Corrected an issue that was causing Illidan’s Grasp (PvP Talent) recast effect to not toss the target. Hunter Roar of Sacrifice (PvP Talent) can no longer be cast while the Hunter’s pet is dead or crowd controlled. Mage Ice Form (PvP Talent) is no longer on the global cooldown to match Icy Veins, the ability it replaces. Icy Propulsion conduit now correctly functions with Ice Form (PvP Talent). Nether Precision and Arcane Prodigy conduits now correctly function with Arcane Empowerment (PvP Talent). Paladin Holy Divine Vision (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Aura Mastery by 1 minute (was grants Shadow Resistance Aura). Ultimate Sacrifice (PvP Talent) now causes Blessing of Sacrifice to last 6 seconds in addition to its existing effects. Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Cleanse the Weak (PvP Talent) to not dispel multiple debuffs. Protection Steed of Glory (PvP Talent) will now grant immunity to roots and snares only (was all crowd controlling effects). Fixed an issue that prevented the Royal Decree conduit from affecting Guardian of the Forgotten Queen (PvP Talent). Retribution Fixed an issue that was causing the resurrection bonus from Ultimate Retribution (PvP Talent) to not be applied to the Paladin when an ally died. Priest Greater Fade is now cancelled when players attempt to capture a PvP objective. Mass Dispel no longer cancels Greater Fade. Shadow Greater Fade (PvP Talent) is no longer cancelled when Mind Bomb triggers or Shadow Crash (Talent) deals damage. Rogue Outlaw Control is King (PvP Talent) can no longer override an Adrenaline Rush with a longer duration. Subtlety Shadowy Duel (PvP Talent) can no longer be cast on targets that have immunities active, such as Ice Block or Divine Shield. Shaman Hex now interrupts players that are channeling to capture a PvP objective if the player is susceptible to Hex. Warlock Amplify Curse (PvP Talent) cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds). Casting Circle (PvP Talent) no longer causes Unending Resolve to stop granting its interrupt immunity. Demon Armor (PvP Talent) increases Armor by 160% (was 90%). Affliction Fixed an issue where Rapid Contagion (PvP Talent) could be used while under the effects of crowd control abilities. Warrior Barbarian (PvP talent) no longer resets the cooldown of all Heroic Leap charges when used with Leaper (Legendary Effect). Arms Fixed an issue that caused War Banner (PvP Talent) to expire early if there were multiple War Banners active. Protection Fixed an issue that caused Overwatch (PvP Talent) to be incorrectly consumed by reflected damage procs and area of effect spells. The Maw
      A new account-wide unlock has been added to Ve'nari that reveals teleport nodes on all the long walkable chains in Torghast so you can quickly cross the chains and no longer have to face your fear of heights. Reduced the health and amount of Anima Devourers required for Stage 1 of the Winged Soul Eaters Hunt. Torghast, Tower of the Damned
      A brief description of each wing is now available before embarking on any given Torghast run. To better increase your odds of success, a recommended item level will now be displayed when selecting which Layer difficulty to attempt. Reduced the amount of enemies on multiple floors. Anima Powers Kyrian Parliament Stone increases speed by 50% (was 30%) and now also increases dodge chance by 25%. Can be obtained 1 time (was 2). Necrolord New Anima Power: Desolate Chitin (Uncommon) – Fleshcraft absorbs 50% more damage. Can be obtained 3 times. Malevolent Stitching increases your primary stat by 20% (was 8%) and is now Uncommon rarity (was Rare). Can be obtained 1 time (was 3). Musophobic Femur has been removed. Night Fae New Anima Power: Frigid Wildseed (Epic) – Activating Soulshape stuns enemies within 12 yards of the departure and destination location for 6 seconds. Can be obtained 1 time. New Anima Power: Ethereal Wildseed (Uncommon) – Soulshape and Flicker heal you for 20% of your maximum health. Can be obtained 2 times. Clinging Fog and Crystallized Dreams have been removed. Venthyr Gnarled Key reduces Door of Shadows cast time by 20% (was 10%) and reduces its cooldown by 6 seconds per stack (was 3 seconds). Stacks up to 5 times (was 10). Death Knight New Anima Power: Entropic Pool (Epic) – Dealing damage with Death and Decay increases damage you deal to the target by 2%. This effect stacks. New Anima Power: Bone Borrower (Rare) – Death Grip reduces the target’s damage dealt to you by 20% for 10 seconds, and animates a Risen Skulker or Magus of the Dead for 1 minute. Damage dealt by the minions summoned by Bone Borrower and Bone Harvester have been significantly increased. Occult Emitter has been redesigned – Now increases Runic Power generation by 100% while affected by your Anti-Magic Shell or Anti-Magic Zone. Monstrous Concoction has been redesigned – Now increases damage and attack speed for you and all your minions by 10% for 8 seconds whenever you cast Death Coil. Exterminator has been redesigned – Now gives 2 additional max charges of Death Grip and killing a Mawrat resets all charges. Stacks 2 times. Darkreaver’s Ward now also increases Anti-Magic Shell duration by 3 seconds and no longer increases the spell damage reduction of Anti-Magic Zone. Darkreaver’s Lens spell reflection now also applies to Anti-Magic Shell. Creeping Decay now has an additional charge and no longer grants 10% damage reduction while in your Death and Decay. Death Turf now also reduces damage you take from enemies by 10% while in your Death and Decay. Unbreakable Cuffs now also increases Physical and Frost damage you deal to affected enemies by 15% and no longer increases the duration of Chains of Ice. Blood-Tinged Poker now increases Sacrificial Pact damage by 400% (was 300%) and reduces Raise Dead’s cooldown to 20 seconds (was 25 seconds). Lich Robes now reduces the cooldown of Lichborne by 4 seconds (was 10 seconds) per 10 Runic Power spent (was using Death Strike). Stacks 2 times (was 3). Force Pull has been renamed Death Hook and has an additional effect – Causes Death Grip to instead pull you to the target. Phearomones is now Uncommon rarity. Deathlord’s Lesson, Deathlord’s Legacy, and Animate Armaments have been removed. Demon Hunter Soarstone now heals for 6% per second (was 3%). Shifting Signet now reduces the Metamorphosis cooldown by 30% (was 15%). Stacks up to 3 times (was 4). Phantasmal Iris damage increased by 5% (was 1%). Seeker’s Rage now increases the damage of your Demon Blades, Demon’s Bite, or Shear by 2% per stack (was 20%) when destroying an Ashen Phylactery, and the effect is no longer consumed when casting Demon Blades, Demon’s Bite, or Shear. Ragehoof now reduces the cooldown of Metamorphosis by 6 seconds when killing a Mawrat (was extends the duration). Furywing no longer deals damage to you if Fel Rush or Infernal Strike fail to deal damage. Sacrificial Soul-Ash now properly increases the damage of Elysian Decree (Kyrian Ability). Druid Fixed an issue that rarely caused Druids to remain in a stunned state if they died while inside Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind). Hunter Bag of Mawrat Eyes can no longer be overwritten by a shorter duration self-cast Bestial Wrath. Fixed an issue that caused Fogged Crystal and Amplifying Crystal to sometimes remain active once Misdirection has expired. Mage New Anima Power: Gravity Dynamo (Epic) – Knocking, Rooting, or Incapacitating enemies grants you 50% extra damage to fire, arcane, and frost spells for 8 seconds. New Anima Power: Chronomancer’s Hourglass (Rare) – During Alter Time, you and your Mirror Images gain Time Warp. New Anima Power: Sorceror’s Frozen Soul (Rare) – Ice Block has no cooldown. New Anima Power: Incanter’s Ward (Uncommon) – Damage absorbed by your Barriers grants up to 20% increased Intellect, based on the amount absorbed. New Anima Power: Eldritch Teachings (Common) – Pyroblast, Flurry, and Arcane Barrage damage increased by 25%. Dimensional Blade now refreshes your Blink cooldown when blinking through an enemy, and blinking through Mawrats will kill them instantly (was blinking through a Mawrat will instantly kill it and grant 3 charges of Blink). Sapphire Prism now summons 2 additional Mirror Images per stack (was 1) and is now Common rarity. Creeping Freeze now functions without Everwarm Socks, and can now be acquired at any time. Lingering Torments (Venthyr) increases damage of Mirrors of Torment by 25% (was 10%). Malevolence (Venthyr) now causes Mirrors of Torment’s cooldown to reset if the target dies while afflicted (was: Mirror damage had to be the killing blow). Maldo’s Enchanted Cane, Polymorbid Rat Liver, Tome of Zoomancy, and Alluring Cheese have been removed. Priest New Anima Power: Dark Technique (Rare) – Enemies affected by Mind Bomb or Psychic Scream suffer 5% of your health in damage every 1 second. This damage cannot break Mind Bomb or Psychic Scream. New Anima Power: Voidwraith Signet (Rare) – Killing an enemy with Shadow Word: Death summons a Voidwraith guardian for 1 minute that casts Void Flay, dealing 100% additional damage against enemies that are above 50% health. New Anima Power: Soul of an Archon (Rare) – Power Infusion now also increases all periodic damage and healing by 100%. New Anima Power: Cowl of Influence (Uncommon) – You can now control your character during Mind Control, but it has a 30 second cooldown. New Anima Power: Light-Infused Egg (Uncommon) – Smite / Mind Flay have a 15% / 5% chance to grant you Power Infusion. New Anima Power: Fallen Priest’s Blessing (Common) – Casting Holy Fire or Mind Blast increases the damage or healing of your next Devouring Plague by 30%, Penance by 30% or Chastise by 60%. This effect stacks, but its duration is not refreshed. Enduring Spirit spell duration increased by 80% (was 50%). Puppetmaster’s Strings can no longer be offered to the player unless Cowl of Influence is known. Earworm chance to trigger increased to 5% per stack (was 3%). Mindmancer’s Handgloves now increases the damage of Mindgames by 20% (was reduce cast speed). Vandal’s Zeal can now be obtained 3 times (was 1). Psychic Wallet, Soul Sapper, and Art of Phantasmal Healing have been removed. Catharstick now properly triggers from Shadow Word: Pain cast by Vampiric Touch through the Shadow talent, Misery. Rogue Fixed an issue that caused Silent Footpads to not increase Rogue’s melee damage. Silent Footpads can now activated from Stealth through Vanish. Shaman New Anima Power: Depleted Tesla Coil (Epic) – Gain the effects of Stormkeeper every 15 seconds. New Anima Power: Pure Elemental Core (Rare) – Increases the duration of your Fire Elemental or Storm Elemental) by 50% for Elemental. Increases the duration of Feral Spirits by 100% for Enhancement. When you drop Spirit Link Totem, immediately heal all allies for 15% of their maximum Health, and harm all enemies in the radius for 15% of their max Health for Restoration. Stacks up to 2 times. New Anima Power: Bottle of Swirling Maelstrom (Common) Increases Earthquake and Earth Shock damage for Elemental, increases Maelstrom Weapon bonus damage and healing for Enhancement, and periodically deals nature damage to enemies inside of your Healing Rain for Restoration. Stacks up to 3 times. Storm Conduit now increases nature and frost damage by 50% (was Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning). Tsunami Relic now increases healing done by 50% (was casting healing spells faster). Blood of Heroes now also causes your first Bloodlust or Heroism per floor to not incur its cooldown and is now Rare rarity. Deathseer Choker damage and healing per totem increased by 10% (was 5%). Heart of the Deathseer has been redesigned – Chain Lightning hits 3 additional targets and damage increases by 20% per jump for Elemental and Restoration. Lava Lash now spreads Flame Shock to 5 nearby targets, and Lava Lash damage is increased by 500% for Enhancement. Ghost Bone and Shield of Spirits have been removed. Warlock Detonation Torch has been redesigned – Increases Shadowbolt, Drain Soul (Talent), Demonic Core, and Incinerate damage by 75% per stack. Stacks up to 3 times. Inferno Skewers has been redesigned – Increases the damage of Seed of Corruption, Implosion, and Rain of Fire by 75%. Stacks up to 4 times. Pact of Thickness now increases summoned demons health and damage by 50% (was only demon health). Smoking Shard of Teleportation buff duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds). Bottled Shadow duration increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds). Visage of Lethality has been redesigned – When you are struck in melee by an auto-attack, you fear all nearby enemies for 8 seconds. The effect can happen once every 45 seconds. Hellfire Pact and Crystal of Perpetual Displacement have been removed. Warrior New Anima Power: Glory of Skyhold (Rare) – Heroic Leap gains 2 additional charges. Can be obtained 1 time. New Anima Power: Blade of the Tideskorn (Rare)– You yell a Demoralizing Shout (Protection) or a Piercing Howl (Arms and Fury) when you land your Heroic Leap. Can be obtained 1 time.Repulsive Pennant now deals damage to all enemies within 15 yards of you every 3 seconds while Conqueror’s Banner is active. Can be obtained 2 times (was 3). New Anima Power: Weathered Runestone (Uncommon) – Berserker Rage increases the damage of Overpower, Raging Blow, or Revenge by 40%. Can be obtained 3 times. New Anima Power: Thorium Hairpin (Uncommon) – Whirlwind generates 10 Rage for Arms and Protection, and 4 additional Rage for Fury. Can be obtained 3 times. New Anima Power: Gargolmar’s Shattered Hand (Uncommon) – Victory Rush reduces the remaining cooldown of Heroic Leap by 10 seconds. Can be obtained 3 times. New Anima Power: Ancient Rubble (Common) – Heroic Leap shatters the ground where you land, dealing Physical damage over 10 seconds to enemies within 16 yards. Can be obtained 4 times. Brawler’s Brass Knuckles increases Rage generation by 25% (was 20%). Can be obtained 4 times (was 5). Edge of Hatred increases the damage of Rampage, Mortal Strike, and Shield Slam by 25% (was 20%). Can be obtained 4 times (was 5). Fan of Longswords chance to cast Whirlwind increased to 100% (was 33%). Can be obtained 1 time (was 3). Succulent Carpaccio now also reduces the cooldown of Ignore Pain by 3 seconds for Arms and Fury. Unchanged for Protection. Voracious Culling Blade increases Condemn’s (Venthyr Ability) damage by 50% (was 100%). Smoldering Inertia damage bonus decreased to 100% (was 200%) and the duration increased to 6 seconds (was 4 seconds). Spattered Soles, Ragemote, and Champion's Decree have been removed. WoW Companion App
      Changed the expansion select button action to a tap and added a button to switch expansions in the menu. Developers' note: We received feedback that players were having trouble remembering the expansion switch tutorial so we simplified the action and added a second way to switch expansions. Clarified the region and character select flow. Developers' note: We changed the flow based on feedback to help clarify and resolve the wrong region being selected versus having no characters in a region. Fixed an issue where news articles didn't show content when the phone's language did not match the article's language. Fixed an issue with duplicate Missions and Callings. Various updates to Adventures. To view all content update notes, click here.
       
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