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Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms will be periodically under assaults by N'Zoth's forces in Patch 8.3 and we'll help the Ramkahen (Uldum Accord) and Mogu (Rajani) repel the looming threat.
Check out our Patch 8.3 Hub to learn more about Visions of N'Zoth coming early next year!
Both factions count toward the 100 Exalted Reputations achievement.
The faction resides in Mistfall Village (Vale of Eternal Blossoms) and you will get to know them through the 8.3 Magni Questline.
Increasing Reputation with Rajani
You can increase your reputation standing with the Rajani by completing Assault Quests (marked as blue exclamation mark icons on the map) in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms which grant you 75 reputation each. The main Assault Quest in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms grants you 500 reputation with the Rajani.
We also datamined insignias which grant you 250 reputation with the Rajani each, likely from the new Missions.
Rajani Insignia PH Rajani Insignia PH Rajani Quartermater
Zhang Ku (Rajani Provisioner), the faction's quartermaster, can be found in The Silent Sanctuary (44, 75) and offers the following items:
Rajani Warserpent (mount) costs 1 Pristine Cloud Serpent Scale. Recipe: Contract: Rajani (Inscription Recipe) costs 1,400 Gold available at Friendly. Windfeather Quill (Battle Pet) costs 300 Polished Pet Charms available at Exalted. Rajani Tabard costs 240 Gold available at Exalted. Gleaming Star Shard (Rank 3 Essence) requires Exalted. Branch of Rejuvenating Rings (Rank 3 Essence) requires Exalted.
For each 10,000 reputation beyond Exalted, you'll receive Rajani Supplies which have a chance to contain Jade Defender (Battle Pet).
Uldum Accord (Faction)
The faction is comprised of the Ramkahen and resides in Ramkahen (Uldum). They fight back the Amatheth who want to destroy N'Zoth by planet re-origination. You will be introduced to the faction as part of the 8.3 Magni Questline.
Increasing Reputation with Uldum Accord
You can increase your reputation standing with the Uldum Accord by completing Assault Quests (marked as blue exclamation mark icons on the map) in Uldum. Each grants you 75 reputation with the faction. The main Assault Quest in Uldum grants you 500 reputation with the Uldum Accord.
We also datamined insignias which grant you 250 reputation with the Uldum Accord each, likely from the new Missions.
Uldum Accord Insignia PH Uldum Accord Insignia PH Uldum Accord Quartermaster
Provisioner Qorra can be found at the Seat of Ramkahen (55, 33) and offers the following items:
Recipe: Contract: Uldum Accord (Inscription Recipe) costs 1,400 Gold available at Friendly. Pygmy Camel (Battle Pet) costs 300 Polished Pet Charms available at Revered. Uldum Accord Tabard costs 240 Gold available at Exalted. Wastewander Skyterror (mount) costs 24,000 Gold and requires Exalted. Token of Death's Glee (Rank 3 Essence) requires Exalted.
Uldum Accord Tabard
For each 10,000 reputation beyond Exalted, you'll receive Uldum Accord Supplies which have a chance to contain Cursed Dune Watcher (Battle Pet).
Cursed Dune Watcher
An overview of rewards that you can unlock in Patch 8.3 from the new factions.
Visions of N'Zoth is Battle for Azeroth's final major content patch, where we take the battle to N'Zoth himself and visit Ny'alotha. Our hub covers everything you need to know about Patch 8.3 and helps you stay on track if you haven't been playing the game for a while.
Patch 8.3 Release Date
Blizzard revealed after BlizzCon that Patch 8.3 will go live in January 2020.
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas talked about Visions of N'Zoth in the latest Content Preview on October 7. We learned pretty much everything about the new patch, and in the following section, you're going to find its main features:
Invasions return to the game once more, and this time, they're called Assaults. The Vale of Eternal Blossoms and Uldum will be periodically under assault by N'Zoth's forces, and your goal is to drive them back by completing quests and interacting with various objectives to complete the "emissary." Blizzard uses technology and everything they've learned from Mechagon and Nazjatar in this new iteration of Assaults to ensure dynamic replayability. Assaults are mandatory if you want to enter Horrific Visions.
Initial Preview of Assaults in Visions of N'Zoth Horrific Visions
Described as alternate realities where N'Zoth's power is ascendant, these are 1-5 player "scenarios" of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, where you need to complete various objectives for rewards. Horrific Visions revolve around a new mechanic called Sanity, which starts draining as soon as you enter a Horrific Vision. Your goal is to complete as many side objectives as possible and defeating the mini-boss before your Sanity is completely depleted.
To help you with that, we've got Wrathion with a new Legendary Cloak and a Titanic Research Archive for Horrific Visions with perks that gradually trivialize the feature.
Ny'alotha, the Waking City
We will be facing N'Zoth in Ny'alotha, the new twelve-boss raid located in Uldum. It comes with a raid skip quest after you defeat the first boss and new sets up for grabs:
Ny'alotha Cloth Sets Preview Ny'alotha Leather Sets Preview Ny'alotha Mail Sets Preview Ny'alotha Plate Sets Preview You can check out N'Zoth's real size here.
We've also covered the continuation of the story in Patch 8.3 and what happens in the raid in the articles below:
New Forsaken Leadership in Patch 8.3 (Spoilers) Azshara's Bargain and the Key to Defeating N'Zoth (Spoilers) I'lgynoth's Whispers in Patch 8.3 (Analysis) Tyrande Whisperwind VO (Patch 8.3) N'Zoth's in-game model has been updated multiple times and you can check out N'Zoth's VO as well if you're interested what the Old God has to say based on the latest sound files.
Visions of N'Zoth comes with two new factions, six new Essences, a brand new Mythic Season, a new Seasonal affix, Profession updates, and more that we'll cover soon. On top of that, Essences from Mechagon and Nazjatar will be easier to acquire for alts.
Heart of Azeroth will have a new Minor slot, two Stamina nodes, the maximum level increased to 85 (was 70). Coming in a later PTR update, Blizzard will be adding an infinite progression slot to aid you against N'Zoth's corruption at max level.
Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms will be under attack by N'Zoth's forces and both zones host new factions. You'll learn more about the Rajani in Pandaria and Uldum Accord resides in Ramkahen.
Rajani & Uldum Accord Overview New Allied Races: Vulpera & Mechagnomes
Another pair of Allied Races will become available in Visions of N'Zoth. Alliance players will be able to recruit Mechagnomes, and their Horde counterpart are the Vulpera of Vol'dun.
Official Mechagnomes & Vulpera Preview Mechagnomes & Vulpera Racials Mechagnomes & Vulpera Unlock Requirements Vulpera Heritage Armor Preview Mechagnome Heritage Armor Preview Mechagnome & Vulpera Dance Animations Vulpera Tidbits: Racial Mount, Shaman Totems, Hunter Pet New Heritage Armor: Goblins & Worgen
Goblins and Worgen received new models and animations in Patch 8.2.5, but no Heritage Armor, which is added in Patch 8.3.
Goblin & Worgen Heritage Armor Sets Preview Auction House Overhaul
The Auction House will be completely revamped. No more lag caused by the system being clogged with single stacks. Stackable items are no longer purchased or sold in stacks; copper is no longer displayed in the Auction House, but used for calculations. If you regularly forget the name of goods, you can create a shopping list, and more!
Auction House Revamp Preview The Alternative of Titanforging
The Corrupted Items System is the alternative to Warforging and Titanforging in Patch 8.3. Items that would Warforge/Titanforge will drop with a +Corruption stat which grants side effects at various Corruption Levels.
Everything We Know About the Corrupted Items System So Far Class Changes
No patch would be complete without some class changes, and you can find all class changes planned for Visions of N'Zoth here.
Allied Race & Pandaren Death Knights
We found encrypted sound files of Bolvar and Mograine together with Death Knight creature textures for Allied Races and the Pandaren, and new Death Knight Swords of the Ebon Blade.
It was confirmed at BlizzCon that all races will be able to roll Death Knights in Patch 8.3. The new Allied Races Death Knights will have a slightly updated starting experience similar to intros of Allied Races.
Mythic Season 4 Season
A brand new Season awaits in Visions of N'Zoth and players will be able to earn a title and a mount!
New Mythic Season 4 Achievements & Rewards Quaking Affix Changes New Mounts
As usual, with every content update, multiple mounts are coming with placeholder descriptions, sources, and whatnot.
Alpaca Mounts - Presumably, new reputation mounts available for purchase at Exalted. Chalcedony Cloud Serpent - A new recolor of the existing serpent, possibly tied to the Assault on Vale. N'Zoth Serpent - New Stormsong Valley Rare Mount from the Adherent of the Abyss. Aqir Flying Mount - Mythic N'Zoth mount, maybe? Ny'alotha Allseer - Ahead of the Curve reward? Island Expedition Vendors
In Patch 8.3, you will be able to purchase Island-specific and Invasion-specific crates for Dubloons.
New Dubloon Vendors Selling Island Expedition and Invasion Crates 3 New World Bosses
Blizzard is adding three new world bosses to the game, which drop item level 445 loot.
Other minor things planned for Patch 8.3 include:
A new PvP event where players can serve N'Zoth, similar to Talon's Vengeance. Heroic difficulty for the Darkshore Warfront. Division of Operation: Mechagon into two wings, each with Heroic and Mythic Keystone difficulties. Darkmoon Arcade, allowing you to play your favorite mini-games at the Darkmoon Faire. Deepwind Gorge updated to be a capture point map. New Battle Pets and Pet Battle Dungeon - Blackrock Depths. New Story Quests: Rise of N'Zoth ...and more! We'll be periodically updating this hub with more details!
Vision of N'zoth is the final major content patch of BfA, and here's our hub with everything you need to know.
We've updated our guide section with new Shadowlands overviews which cover the upcoming level squish, Class changes, zones, and covenants. We will update them in the future with more information as they become available.
The section contains general information about the expansion, the new leveling experience, and Class changes that have been announced so far at BlizzCon.
Shadowlands Overview Level Squish & Leveling Class Changes Zones
Here, you will find more information about the five new zones that will be added in Shadowlands. Each of the realms except The Maw is ruled by a covenant.
Zones Overview Ardenweald Bastion Maldraxxus Revendreth The Maw Covenants
Covenants are a new feature added in Shadowlands. Players will be able to select one covenant, earn their trust and unlock powerful abilities, cosmetic rewards, and more.
Covenants Overview Kyrian Necrolord Night Fae Venthyr Check out our BlizzCon 2019 Content Hub for the latest Shadowlands news!
A compilation of everything we know about the alternative to Titanforging coming in Patch 8.3.
Note that Patch 8.3 won't be out before next year and the current iteration of the system will be changed in future builds.
The Successor to Warforging and Titanforging
In Visions of N'Zoth and Mythic Season 4, Blizzard is effectively changing Warforging/Titanforging to a system called Corrupted items, which:
Come with Benthic-like effects in three tiers (Tier 1/2/3); Come with a +Corruption stat in three tiers (Tier 1/2/3) which activates negative effects based on your Total Corruption accumulated on all gear; Random Corruption ranges have become changed to static in the recent 8.3 PTR build.
"Benthic" Effects on Corrupted Items
Corrupted items have the following Benthic-like effects on them:
Tier 1: Your Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to 3% of your Haste. Tier 2: Your Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to 6% of your Haste. Tier 3: Your Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to 10% of your Haste. Critical Strike
Tier 1: Increases the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources by 2%. Tier 2: Increases the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources by 3%. Tier 3: Increases the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources by 4%. Critical Damage Bonus
Tier 1: Increases the damage you deal with Critical Strikes by 2%. Tier 2: Increases the damage you deal with Critical Strikes by 3%. Tier 3: Increases the damage you deal with Critical Strikes by 4%. Damage Taken Reduction
Tier 1: Reduces your damage taken from periodic effects by 2%. Tier 2: Reduces your damage taken from periodic effects by 4%. Tier 3: Reduces your damage taken from periodic effects by 6%. Haste
Tier 1: Increases the amount of Haste you gain from all sources by 2%. Tier 2: Increases the amount of Haste you gain from all sources by 3%. Tier 3: Increases the amount of Haste you gain from all sources by 4%. Healing Received Increase
Tier 1: Increases your healing received from all sources by 2%. Tier 2: Increases your healing received from all sources by 4%. Tier 3: Increases your healing received from all sources by 6%. Health Regen
Tier 1: 20% of total Health regeneration now continues during combat. Tier 2: 30% of total Health regeneration now continues during combat. Tier 3: 40% of total Health regeneration now continues during combat. Leech
Tier 1: Increases your Leech by 2%. Tier 2: Increases your Leech by 4%. Tier 3: Increases your Leech by 6%. Mastery
Tier 1: Increases the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources by 2%. Tier 2: Increases the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources by 3%. Tier 3: Increases the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources by 4%. Versatility
Tier 1: Increases the amount of Versatility from all sources by 2%. Tier 2: Increases the amount of Versatility from all sources by 3%. Tier 3: Increases the amount of Versatility from all sources by 4%. Spell Cast
Tier 1 & Tier 2: Not Available / Implemented Yet? Tier 3: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant you a Flash of Clarity, reducing the cooldown of your next 3 spells cast by 2 sec. Corruption Stat
Based on your Total Corruption accumulated from all gear, there are four side effects that activate at various Corruption Levels:
Corruption Level Side Effect Description 10+ Corruption Grasping Tendrils Taking damage has a chance to slow your movement speed for 5 sec. The magnitude of the slow increases with further Corruption. 20+ Corruption Corrupted Zone Your spells and abilities have a chance to create a corrupted zone at your location, dealing Shadow damage to you every 2 sec. The size and damage of the corrupted zone increases with higher Corruption. 40+ Corruption Grand Delusions Taking damage has a chance to summon a Thing from Beyond, which pursues you for 10 seconds. Its speed increases with further Corruption. 60+ Corruption Creeping Death Damage taken increased by 10% and healing reduced by 10%. The negative effects are not static and grow in power with increasing Corruption on your gear. For example, Creeping Death at Corruption Level 106 increases your damage taken and reduces your healing taken by 56%, which is a significant increase over 10% at Corruption Level 60.
Higher Corruption increases the number of side effects and their strengths.
Your character becomes darker and pulses with Void energy based on your Corruption Level.
We datamined the Heart of Darkness Azerite Power which increases all your secondary stats by 54 while your Corruption Level is 25 or higher.
Corrupted Rings in Patch 8.3
Certain rings from Ny'alotha come with Benthic-like effects and a debuff with side effects.
Corrupted Ring - Face the Truth Corrupted Ring - Last Grasp Corrupted Ring - Masochistic Corrupted Ring - Mesmerizing Corrupted Ring - Overconfident Corrupted Ring - Revel in Violence Corrupted Ring - Spontaneous Fury Corrupted Ring - Thing From Beyond Corrupted Weapons in Patch 8.3
Certain weapons from Ny'alotha also have Benthic-like effects and a flat +25 Corruption Stat Increase which isn't currently reflected on the tooltip.
Weapon Effect Description An'zig Vra Devour Vitality Your autoattacks bite into the target's soul, dealing 2% of your health in damage and healing you for that amount. Eyestalk of Il'gynoth Ineffable Truth Your Spells and Abilities have a chance to show you the Ineffable Truth, increasing the rate your cooldowns recover by 20% for 12 sec. Faralos, Empire's Dream Searing Flames Your damaging abilities build stacks of Searing Flames. When you reach 30 stacks, exhale a Searing Breath, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all targets in front of you. Mar'kowa, the Mindpiercer Flash of Insight Your mind's true potential is unlocked, causing your spells to grant you flashes of insight. Gain between 1% and 8% Intellect at all times. Sk'shuul Vaz Obsidian Skin Gain Obsidian Skin, increasing your Armor by 5%. Every 100% of your Max Health lost, explode with Obsidian Destruction, dealing Shadow damage equal to 1,000% of your Armor to all enemies within 20 yds. Vorzz Yoq'al Void Ritual Gain Void Ritual, giving your spells and abilities a chance to increase all secondary stats by 10 every sec for 20 sec. This chance is increased if at least 2 nearby allies also have Void Ritual. Whispering Eldritch Bow Whispered Truths Your auto-shots reduce the remaining cooldown of a random Hunter ability by 1.0 sec. Corruption Resistance
There are various ways to decrease your Corruption Level in Patch 8.3:
New 8.3 Essences will reduce your Corruption by 10. We will be somehow able to cleanse the Corrupted items, based on datamined assets. Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve (Wrathion's Legendary Cloak) comes with +5 Corruption Resistance at Rank 1. The Heart of Azeroth will have an infinite trait to aid you against N’Zoth’s Corruption at max level. Blizzard's Goals with Corrupted Items
Finally, Blizzard shared their thoughts on the new Corrupted Items system in a blue post on October 24.
The most recent PTR build introduced an early version of our Corrupted Items system, and we’d like to highlight a few aspects of how the Corruption system works, and our goals as we iterate on it.
How Corruption Works
Items from Ny’alotha, Mythic Keystone dungeons in Season 4, BfA PvP Season 4, the Heroic Darkshore Warfront, and other new sources of loot that are updated with Season 4 will not be able to Warforge or Titanforge. Items from older content will retain an effective “ceiling” of item level 455, as they do today.
There will be a chance for these new items to be Corrupted by N’Zoth. A Corrupted item has a powerful beneficial property, similar to many of the Benthic effects seen in Nazjatar, but has a new detrimental stat: Corruption. Items can have varying levels of Corruption, with the amount of Corruption present correlating directly with the power of the beneficial upside (for example: an item might give 4% Critical Strike damage and 10 Corruption, or 6% Critical Strike damage and 15 Corruption).
Corruption represents the influence of N’Zoth, which will have negative effects on the wearer. As Corruption increases, a series of drawbacks are activated. You might remember how Corruption worked on the Cho’gall encounter back in Bastion of Twilight – that was a source of inspiration here. The drawbacks currently on the PTR are works-in-progress and not-yet-tuned, and we have changes already implemented in the next PTR build. Our general intent is for low Corruption to activate a minor effect that most people can play around without too much difficulty, medium levels of Corruption to activate a couple more effects that have a higher skill cap (nd may be more situational in where and when someone can handle having them active), and high levels of Corruption to be prohibitive, and virtually never worth it.
Gear that makes your character worse when you equip it doesn’t sound terribly appealing, but fortunately there will be a few ways of dealing with Corruption. The legendary cloak that players will earn from Wrathion early on in Visions of N’Zoth will negate some Corruption, and can be upgraded through entering and completing Horrific Visions to provide even more of a bulwark against Corruption.
Early on, we expect that players might wear one or maybe two pieces of Corrupted gear at a time. Later on, three or four pieces might be manageable. The vast majority of the gear players wear, even later on, will not be Corrupted. And these perks aren’t planned to be slot-restricted, so if there’s a specific power you want, there should never be a concern that your item needs to roll with that affix to be useful.
We also never want an item that would otherwise be an upgrade to feel unusable as a result of being Corrupted, so any Corrupted items can be taken to the Heart Forge and purified without restriction . If you get that trinket you’ve been hoping for, but it’s Corrupted with a beneficial effect you don’t like, or wearing it would push you above a Corruption threshold you’re comfortable with, just purify the item and carry on.
With itemization, we’re always looking for opportunities to create moments of excitement and choices and options to customize your gameplay to suit your playstyle and the content you choose to play. Warforging created some of this by allowing useful rewards to come from a wide range of content, and ensuring that there was almost always at least the chance of an upgrade from any repeat boss kill or other source of loot. However, as we’ve seen and heard clearly in feedback over the past years, it has also brought significant downsides: Progression feels less rewarding, as players killing a raid boss on a new difficulty for the first time often disenchant much of the loot because they have equal or better Warforged items from lower difficulties or other sources. In addition, the feeling that a given item could have Warforged more and been even better can leave a sense of disappointment at what should have been a clear reward moment. And the sense that these systems are out of players’ direct control makes it harder to work towards a clear goal or state of completion.
The Corruption system isn’t a permanent addition to World of Warcraft, but it is an extension of the theme of N’Zoth’s pervasive and growing influence over Azeroth. As we explore this over the course of the PTR, we’d love to hear feedback about the initial round of powers showing up on items, Corruption drawbacks that may be excessively punitive, and the system as a whole.
Please feel free to reply with your feedback here in this thread. Thank you very much!
Check out our Patch 8.3 Hub for more information about Visions of N'Zoth.
Here's everything we know so far about the Corrupted items system coming in Visions of N'Zoth.
In Patch 8.3, we're taking the fight directly to N'Zoth in Ny'alotha, the Waking City, and here's a preview of his sound files from the forthcoming patch.
For more details check out our Patch 8.3 Hub!
N'Zoth, the Corruptor is the 13th boss of the Ny'alotha raid that will open early next year and our Visions of N'Zoth preview continues with a nine-minute video of his voice over.