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Patch 8.1 Build 29558 Class Changes & Highlights

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Patch 8.1.5 will arrive on live servers the week of March 12 and this week's PTR Build 29558 is a release candidate. Check out what's new!


Patch 8.1.5 Release Candidate


Patch 8.1.5 Splash Screen


  • New splash screen was added.
  • Crucible of Storms loot item level has been increased as follows:
    • Raid Finder: 375-380
    • Normal Difficulty: 390-395
    • Heroic Difficulty: 405-410
    • Mythic Difficulty: 420-425
  • Following the introduction of Stormwind/Orgrimmar Portal Rooms in Patch 8.1.5, all portals from the Drag have been removed. Not sure if it's a bug or intended.


  • You must use the portal to Azsuna (Illidari Stand) and fly to Dalaran (Broken Isles). The Dalaran Portal Room no longer contains any portals as well. The biggest downside is the missing Caverns of Time portal.


  • Boralus & Dazar'alor Portals remain untouched.


  • Cataclysm portals have not been removed.


  • Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Trolls received some customization options.


Adventure Journal

  • Crucible of Storms,A dark power has awakened beneath the Shrine of the Storm that and seeks to engulf all of Zandalar and Kul Tiras.,Join Raid
  • Crucible of Storms,A dark power has awakened beneath the Shrine of the Storm that and seeks to engulf all of Zandalar and Kul Tiras.,Find Group
  • Wanderer's Festival,Join our Pandaren allies on the shores of Krasarang Wilds as they honor those that led them to adventure!
  • Free T-Shirt Day,Who doesn't love free t-shirts? T-shirt enthusiasts have set up shop all over Azeroth giving them away for free!
  • Luminous Luminaries,"Special bioluminescent creatures flock to Vash'jir once a year, and its up to you to help conduct research on them!
  • Brawl: Arathi Basin Comp Stomp,Face off against NPC champions from the other faction on the fields of Arathi Basin!,Start Quest

Class & Spell Changes

Azerite Powers

  • Bonded Souls Bonded Souls - Your spells and abilities have a chance to trigger a Soulbond for 15 sec. During Soulbond, every 5 sec you and your nearest ally are both healed for 3,798 2,279 and gain 191 Haste for 5 sec.
  • Personal Absorb-o-Tron Personal Absorb-o-Tron - Taking damage has a chance to call your Personal Absorb-o-Tron, absorbing the next 1,815 100% of damage you take taken over 20 sec, up to 1,815.


  • Focused Growth Focused Growth - Reduces the mana cost of your Lifebloom by 20 8%, and your Lifebloom also applies Focused Growth to the target, increasing Lifebloom's healing by 20 8%. Stacks up to 3 times. (This hotfix was pushed to live servers on February 26).

Zandalari Troll Racials

  • Regeneratin' Regeneratin' - Regenerate 100% of your maximum health over 6 sec. This health gain starts small and increases each time it heals gets increasingly stronger. Cooldown: 1.5 2.5 mins.
  • All Embrace of the Loa Embrace of the Loa shrine passives have had their coefficients changed in this build.

Global Strings

  • POWER_GAINS_COMBATLOG_TOOLTIP, "Show messages when a spell or ability restores mana, energy, rage, focus, chi, holy power, fury, or shadow orbs a resource like mana or energy."
  • PVP_RATING_PREVIOUS,Previous Rating: %s
  • PVP_RATING_GAINED,Rating Gained: %s
  • PVP_RATING_CURRENT,Current Rating: %s
  • PVP_TIME_ELAPSED,Time Elapsed: %s
  • SPLASH_BATTLEFORAZEROTH_8_1_5_LABEL,New in Patch 8.1.5!
  • SPLASH_BATTLEFORAZEROTH_8_1_5_RIGHT_DESC,Kul Tiran humans and Zandalari trolls join the fray!
  • SPLASH_BATTLEFORAZEROTH_8_1_5_FEATURE1_DESC,Baine Bloodhoof defies Sylvanas. Someone pays the ultimate price.
  • SPLASH_BATTLEFORAZEROTH_8_1_5_FEATURE2_DESC,Who murdered the quartermaster? Brawl your way to the truth!
  • CONFIRM_AZERITE_EMPOWERED_ITEM_RESPEC_EXPENSIVE,The cost increases every time you reforge an item.|n|nDo you want to spend %s to reforge %s?|n|nType %s to confirm.

Holiday Descriptions

  • "Delve into the chambers beneath Stormsong Valley to uncover the source of the shadow spreading across the land, now available on Normal or Heroic difficulty."
  • "Mythic difficulty of the Crucible of Storms raid awaits the boldest of adventurers, and players may now use the Raid Finder to access the raid."


  • An ancient Titan stronghold built to protect the Vault of Archavon.  Horde and Alliance forces battle furiously for control of the place, eager to seize the artifacts and relics held within the vault for their battle against the Lich King. "Defend or Assault Wintergrasp,"- Defenders win by keeping Wintergrasp Fortress until the end of match Defend the Fotress as Defense
  • Assaulting faction wins by destroying the final wall of the Wintergrasp Fortress, and capturing the Titan Artifact" Destroy the final wall in Fotress as Offense


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