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It's fluffy, foxy and white, with some wings to boot. The latest 25$ store mount is the Vulpine Familiar and they're apparently "fiercely intelligent and insatiably curious", whatever that means for a WoW mount. It has a blue saddle and is vaguely horse-shaped, so it should be on the side of the Alliance, but they don't like the Vulpera much, so it's a conflicted mount to say the least.
Vulpine Familiar (source)
The fox that won’t trick you
Fiercely intelligent and insatiably curious, this species of fox has travelled the Great Dark Beyond to seek the companionship of the greatest heroes of Azeroth. Vulpine Familiars are born daredevils, and any one of them would make a great companion on your adventures throughout Azeroth and beyond.
Ride into Battle
Ready to go!
Vulpine Familiar will be yours immediately after completing your purchase.
Everyone gets one!
Once it’s activated, Vulpine Familiar will be applied to all present and future characters on a single Battle.net account. It will appear in each character’s pet and mount journal.
Vulpine Familiar automatically scales to the fastest riding skill known by each character. If they aren’t high enough level to use a flying mount, it will still be usable as a ground mount.
If you're interested, head on over to the store and get yours.
Here comes the big one, as yesterday's hotfixes were just a warmup and today we have the main event. We have the profession high item level requirements change from yesterday reverted, Expulsom tweaks for recipes, returning Scouting Maps, another big wave of Azerite Trait changes this time in PvE, while PvP gets a whole lot of class changes and fixes.
December 12 (source)
Monk Windwalker Good Karma no longer incorrectly increases Touch of Karma 's absorption.
Dungeons and Raids
Uldir Vectis Fixed a bug causing Vectis to cast an extra Contagion prior to casting Liquefy. Items
Scouting maps that teach flight paths to your alts have returned to the Honorbound and 7th Legion vendors. Island Flotsam will now correctly change to Dented Coin s when a Horde character changes to Alliance. Dented Coins will now correctly change to Island Flotsam when an Alliance character swaps to Horde. Heart of Azeroth Fixed a bug that caused damage effects such as Laser Matrix and Ricocheting Inflatable Pyrosaw to target enemies that were crowd-controlled. Good Karma no longer incorrectly increases Touch of Karma 's absorption. Healing from Glimmer of Light is now correctly modified by Mastery: Lightbringer . Echoing Blades ’ Fan of Knives explosion now always critically hits. Its base damage has been reduced by 75%. Developers’ note: This change allows the trait to scale with the talent Master Assassin in a more reasonable way. The total reduction of the Echo comes out to around 50%, with some variance depending on your Critical Strike chance. Missions
Fixed a bug that caused Treasure Map missions to expire in 8 hours. They now expire in 72 hours. Developers’ note: This won’t affect missions that are currently in a player’s mission list, only newly-created missions. Professions
Reverted yesterday's change to require Profession skill for using high iLvl crafted items. A number of recipes have been adjusted so that the Expulsom required by the recipe matches the amount of Expulsom returned when you scrapped the crafted item. Player versus Player
Fixed a bug that caused players who have earned seasonal Gladiator achievements in Legion: Season 5 and Battle for Azeroth: Season 1 to not earn the Gladiator achievement. Death Knight Unholy Fixed an issue that caused the Zombie summoned by Reanimation (PvP Talent) to have more health than 5. Fixed a bug that caused Necrotic Strike 's initial damage to not be increased by Mastery: Dreadblade . Fixed a bug that could cause Necrotic Strike to apply too large of a healing absorb against non-player targets. Fixed a bug that caused the heal generated by Life and Death (PvP Talent) to be a critical heal. Fixed a bug that caused the heal of Life and Death to be larger than 10% of a heal cast on a target with your Festering Wound . Paladin Holy Cleanse the Weak will no longer incorrectly cause Cleanse to go on cooldown when it removes effects from friendly targets. Retribution Templar's Verdict and Divine Storm no longer deal reduced damage to enemy players. Priest Discipline Resolved an issue that caused Power Word: Shield 's value to be lower than intended when engaged in combat with enemy players. Power Word: Shield absorbs an additional 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players. Developers’ note: Shadow Priests’ Power Word: Shield was unaffected by the above and is unchanged. Shadow Fixed a bug that caused Greater Fade to be removed by Shadowy Apparitions . Rogue Fixed a bug that caused Vanish to end before the normal duration when taking damage and harmful effects. Assassination, Subtlety Fixed a bug that caused Subterfuge to not be applied when attacking during Vanish. World Quests
Captured Zandalari no longer knockback NPCs during “Azerite Mining ”. Fixed an issue where Fozruk can sometimes fail to grant you World Quest credit. Fixed a bug that could remove a player from their manasaber mount on “Ley Race ”. Previous hotfixes.
Redditor Makesmashgreatagain noticed after 8.1 went live that ilvl 385 crafted items no longer work if you abandoned the profession used to craft them.
Update: This was an unintended bug that was recently reverted.
Placeholder for tweet 1072993206856380416 Emblazoned Deep Sea Breeches now require Zandalari Tailoring (110) as depicted in the screenshot below. The player switched to Alchemy/Enchanting and after Tides of Vengeance, the crafted item was red and gave no stats. The change was omitted from the official patch notes. We don't know at this time if it's just a bug or intended.
Tides of Vengeance is now live and our hub contains all the latest information!
Welcome to our Tides of Vengeance hub. Here, you'll find all the latest information about Battle for Azeroth's first content patch 8.1.
Patch 8.1 titled Tides of Vengeance was pushed to PTR on September 21. The patch went live on December 11. You can check out our latest coverage by visiting the links below:
Tides of Vengeance Patch Notes Class Guides for Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance Survival Guide New Patch 8.1 Folder Structure List of Known Issues [8.1] Crafted Gear Now Requires the Profession to Equip Artifact Power Catchup Disabled Until January 22 New Food in Tides of Vengeance Not all content will be available immediately upon launch and you can find the full unlock schedule here.
This section contains old PTR news coverage.
Patch 8.1 Build #28616
Patch 8.1 Build 28616 Highlights Highmountain Tauren Druid New Moonkin Incarnation Form Heritage Armor (Official Preview) Azerite Reforging Blue Posts Island Rewards Update Pet Battle Dungeon: Gnomeregan (Official Preview) Patch 8.1 Build #28440
G.M.O.D. Mount Preview Ivus (New Darkshore World Boss) Darkshore Introduction Questline (Horde PoV) Patch 8.1: Dungeon Difficulty & Rewards Increase Patch 8.1 Heritage Armor (Official Preview) Tabards Account-Wide in Patch 8.1 Patch 8.1 Build #28366
Patch 8.1 Build 28366 Highlights Mythic Jaina Mount Preview XP Per Level Nerfs & Leveling Improvements Patch 8.1 Build #28294
Patch 8.1 Build 28294 Highlights Patch 8.1 Build 28294: Mechanical Parrot Mount Patch 8.1 Build #28202
Patch 8.1 Build 28202: Tyrande's Ascension Scenario (Alliance PoV) Patch 8.1 Build 28202: New Horde War Campaign Overview Patch 8.1 Build 28202: Warfront Vendors & Commendations Patch 8.1 Build 28202: Frog Mounts Purchasable for 333,333 Gold Each Battle of Dazar'alor Sets Preview Patch 8.1 Build 28202: New Azerite Traits Patch 8.1 Build 28202: New Dubloon Trader (Island Expeditions Vendor) Hunters Can Tame Blood Beasts in Patch 8.1 Glory of the Dazar'alor Raider Reward Mythic+ Season 2 Affix: Reaping Azerite Armor Acqusition in Patch 8.1: New Mythic+ Currency The Fate of Saurfang Story: Alternative Ending Added in Build 28202 Battle of Dazar'alor: Unique Raid Flashback Mechanic Patch 8.1 Build #28151
Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Overview Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Blood Elf Heritage Armor Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Marksmanship Hunter Changes Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Restoration Shaman Changes Patch 8.1 Build 28151: Marsh Hopper Mounts Upcoming Shadow Priest Changes The Story of Varok Saurfang in Patch 8.1 Orc Running Animation Updated Patch 8.1 Build #28048
Patch 8.1 Build 28048 Overview Patch 8.1 Build #27985
Patch 8.1 Build 27985 Overview Patch 8.1 Build 27985: New Creature Models Patch 8.1 Build 27985: New Paladin Animations Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Solo Queue for Legion Raids Enabled Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Dwarf Heritage Armor Preview Patch 8.1 Build 27985: Siege of Zuldazar Weapons Patch 8.1 Build #27826
Patch 8.1 Build 27826 Overview (Datamined Broadcast Text, Zones, Strings, Scenarios) *Spoilers* Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Vol'jin's Story Continues (Datamined Broadcast Text Analysis) *Spoilers* Patch 8.1 Build 27826: New Creature Models Patch 8.1 Build 27286: New Night Elf Warrior Customization Options Patch 8.1 Build 27286: New Druid Forms (Highmountain Tauren/Kul Tiran Moonkin Forms, Zandalari Aquatic Form) Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Kul Tiran Horse Racial Mount Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Nightsaber Mounts Patch 8.1 Build 27286: The Hivemind Mount Returns Patch 8.1 Build 27286: Vicious PvP Mounts Patch 8.1 Content
Blizzard recently announced improvements to Azerite Armor acquisition from Mythic+. You can find more details here. Heritage Armor will be added for non-Allied Races; Blood Elves & Dwarves are first on the list. There's no reputation grind behind this. If you're at max level and Exalted with Ironforge/Blood Elves, you can start the quest and complete a scenario to get your Heritage Armor. Reputation Paragon for BfA factions is coming. Champions of Azeroth reputation will be made account-wide. Incursions are a new feature similar to Legion assaults. Darkshore Warfront (Night Elves vs Forsaken theme) The outdoor zone will be updated just like Arathi Highlands with new quests, rares, etc. War Campaign continues with the Alliance leading a direct strike at the Zandalari Fleet. We can expect two new raids in 8.1: Siege of Zuldazar is a nine-boss raid where the foe is the opposing faction. Alliance players will join Jaina and her forces to fight their way up to the pyramid to confront Rastakhan. Horde players will try to defend the pyramid, fighting Jaina in the High Seas as the final boss. Crucible of Storms is a two-boss raid located under Shrine of the Storm that hints at Queen Azshara. It's Battle for Azeroth's "Trial of Valor" raid. Allied Races: Kul Tirans and Zandalari Trolls will become available for gameplay after the Siege of Zuldazar raid. You can find more details about how to unlock them here. Two New Islands: Jorundall (Vrykul-themed Island) & Havenswood (Gilnean-themed Island) Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon Profession Changes New Scenarios Tyrande's Ascension - players will unlok new Night Elf Warrior customization options with dark eyes. Cooking Scenario with Nomi Unknown Tol Dagor Scenario Heritage Armor Scenarios Vol'jin's Story Continues - The Shadow Hunter is looking for answers in 8.1 as he tries to figure out why he appointed Sylvanas for Warchief. Allied Races
You will be able to unlock Legion Allied Races faster in Patch 8.1.
Multiple Classes are subject to changes in Patch 8.1. These include Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Protection Warriors. So far, Blizzard outlined plans for Elemental Shamans. They haven't decided what to do with Protection Warriors just yet.
Elemental Shaman Changes Model Updates
Draenei totems received new models with a higher polygon count in 8.1.
Draenei Shaman Totems Model Update Interviews/Livestreams
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas unveiled Patch 8.1 on September 18.
Tides of Vengeance Livestream with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Tides of Vengeance Live Developer Q&A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Tides of Vengeance is Battle for Azeroth's first major content patch and we created a hub to keep track of everything.
An overview of new food added in Tides of Vengeance.
Visit your faction's Cooking trainers "Cap'n" Byron Mehlsack in Boralus or T'sarah the Royal Chef in Dazar'alor to learn new Cooking recipes added in Patch 8.1:
Rank 1&2 Recipes
Boralus Blood Sausage (Rank 1) - Increases your primary stat by 85 for 1 hour. Creates 5x Boralus Blood Sausage. Honey Potpie - Slow melee attackers' movement speed by 30% for 1 hour. Creates 5x Honey Potpie. Sanguinated Feast (Rank 1) - Increases your primary stat by 100 for 1 hour. Seasoned Steak and Potatoes (Rank 1) - Increases Stamina by 150 for 1 hour. Creates 5x Seasoned Steak and Potatoes. Seasoned Steak and Potatoes (Rank 2) - Available at Cooking Trainers. Creates 7x Seasoned Steak and Potatoes. Wild Berry Bread (Rank 1) - Increases Stamina by 112 for 1 hour. Creates 5x Wild Berry Bread. Wild Berry Bread (Rank 2) - Available at Cooking Trainers. Creates 7x Wild Berry Bread. Rank 2 Recipes
The following patters can be purchased at Exalted with Tortollan Seekers.
Boralus Blood Sausage (Rank 2) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Creates 7x Boralus Blood Sausage. Sanguinated Feast (Rank 2) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Rank 3 Recipes
The new Sanguicell feast and other Rank 3 recipes can be looted from the Tortollan Seekers Reputation Paragon cache. Some are available at Exalted with Tortollan Seekers.
Boralus Blood Sausage (Rank 3) - The pattern can be looted from Tortollan Seekers Supplies (Reputation Paragon Cache). Creates 10x Boralus Blood Sausage. Sanguinated Feast (Rank 3) - Can be looted from Tortollan Seekers Supplies (Reputation Paragon Cache). Drastically reduces the amount of ingredients needed to create the feast. Seasoned Steak and Potatoes (Rank 3) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Creates 10x Seasoned Steak and Potatoes. Wild Berry Bread (Rank 3) - Requires Exalted with Tortollan Seekers. Creates 10x Wild Berry Bread.