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Patch 8.1.5 Build 29484: Highlights

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It appears Patch 8.1.5 testing nears completion and in the latest 8.1.5 build there are only minor spell changes, string updates, and no Class changes.

While Blizzard's still testing Crucible of Storms over the weekend, the last 8.1.5 builds have brought only small tweaks to the game and it seems the patch is good to hit live servers soon. The final Dazar'alor Raid Finder Wing opens next week and Crucible of Storms won't open for a while, so testing can commence on 8.1.5 PTR even after the patch goes live.

Check out our Patch 8.1.5 hub for more information about the patch.

Global Strings

  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_ERROR_AUTHENTICATOR_INSUFFICIENT,- You must attach an authenticator and then log in to your Guild Master character at least 7 days prior to purchasing a guild service.|n|nRead our |HurlIndex:47|h|cff006995Cannot Start a Guild Service|r|h article for more information.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_ERROR_GM_SENORITY_INSUFFICIENT,- Your character must be the Guild Master for at least 7 days before purchasing this service.|nRead our|HurlIndex:47|h|cff006995Cannot Start a Guild Service|r|h article for more information.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_ERROR_OPERATION_ALREADY_IN_PROGRESS,- Your recent guild service transaction is still processing.|n|nCheck your |HurlIndex:48|h|cff006995Transaction History|r|h.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_ERROR_LOCKED_FOR_VAS,- You must wait 30 days after purchasing a character or guild service on this character before you can purchase a new guild service.|nRead our|HurlIndex:47|h|cff006995Cannot Start a Guild Service|r|h article for more information.
  • BLIZZARD_STORE_VAS_ERROR_MOVE_IN_PROGRESS,- Your recent guild service purchase is still processing.|n|nCheck your |HurlIndex:48|h|cff006995Transaction History|r|
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_399,You must be at a Shrine to make an offering to a Loa.
  • VISITABLE_URL47,https://nydus.battle.net/WoW/%s/client/support/gvas-cannot-start?targetRegion=%s
  • VISITABLE_URL48,https://nydus.battle.net/WoW/%s/client/transactions?targetRegion=%s

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$n,

Your persistence within the arenas and battlegrounds of Azeroth has not escaped notice. Your name is revered within the canyons of Orgrimmar and feared by our enemies on every continent.

Come see me in Orgrimmar in front of the Hall of Legends. On behalf of the Horde, I would like to present you with a mount befitting your champion status.

  - Deathguard Netharian"

$n,

Your persistence within the arenas and battlegrounds of Azeroth has not escaped notice. Your exploits are the talk of Stormwind, and the fear your name provokes amongst the Horde is legendary.

Come see me in Stormwind in front of the Champion's Hall. On behalf of the Alliance, I would like to present you with a mount befitting your champion status.

   - Necrolord Sipe"

$n,

Your persistence within the arenas and battlegrounds of Azeroth has not escaped notice. Your name is revered by your allies and feared by your enemies on every continent.

Come see me in in the capital. I would like to present you with a mount befitting your status.

  - Combatant Mount Quartermaster"

Mounts

  • Vicious War Clefthoof,|cFFFFD200PvP:|r Battle for Azeroth: Season 1|nRated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward,"The Mag'har bred clefthooves not only as sturdy pack animals, but also powerful instruments of war."
  • Vicious War Riverbeast,|cFFFFD200PvP:|r Battle for Azeroth: Season 1|nRated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward,"Riverbeasts are actually one of the most dangerous animals on Azeroth, despite their appearance."
  • Vicious Black Warsaber,|cFFFFD200PvP:|r Battle for Azeroth: Season 2|nRated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward,The only thing these big cats bring home as gifts are the severed limbs of your enemies.
  • Vicious Black Bonesteed,|cFFFFD200PvP:|r Battle for Azeroth: Season 2|nRated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward,"These skeletal steeds know no fear, eat no grains, and can travel impossible distances."

Spell Tuning

Mostly affects Crucible of Storms items and their spell effects.

  • Drowning Tide Drowning Tide - While above 75% 90% health, your attacks have a chance to send a wave crashing down on your target dealing 196 Frost damage. While below 75% 90% health, your attacks have a chance to restore 296 health.
  • Ephemeral Vigor Ephemeral Vigor - Your abilities have a low chance to grant you a shield, absorbing 7,757 4,789 damage for 1.5 min 60 sec. While this shield persists, gain 162 Haste. Approximately 1 proc 2 procs per minute.
  • Phantom Pain Phantom Pain - Falling below 25% health instantly restores 3,455 health. You then take 3,455 Shadow damage over 10 sec. This effect can only occur once every three minutes 3 min.
  • Spiteful Binding Spiteful Binding - While above 90% health, your attacks have a chance to deal an additional 143 Shadow damage to you and your target.
  • Umbral Shell Umbral Shell - Enshroud a friendly target in darkness for 12 sec, absorbing the next 5,578 6,097 damage or healing taken.
  • Unbound Anguish Unbound Anguish - If your target has a lower health percentage than you, your damaging spells and abilities have a chance to sacrifice 103 of your health to deal an additional 206 Shadow damage.
  • Undying Pact Undying Pact - Tether yourself to up to 5 allies within 15 yards. After 5.9 6 sec, you are healed for 20% 25% of the health restored to tethered allies, up to 3,455 total healing.

Worldsafe Locs

  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, A-Base (Trollbane Hall)
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, A-Mid (Stables)
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, ALT-N (Gold Mine)
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, ALT-S (Lumber Mill)
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, H-Base (Defiler's Den)
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, H-Mid (Farm)
  • Arathi Basin (New) - Graveyard, Mid (Blacksmith)
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Considering how much we've been strung along so far, I'm gonna call this a *Soon TM* from Blizzard, and just look forward to getting back to things in like, 3-7 weeks, when this patch finally gets a release date.

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