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This Week in WoW: July 23rd

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We have 7 guilds sitting at Mythic Azshara right now, the Arcanite Heart Azerite trait hotfix is live and the events this week include Arena Skirmishes and the Comp Stomp PvP Brawl.

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Mythic World First Race 

We currently have seven guilds sitting at Mythic Azshara. US guilds are clearing Mythic Palace for the second time now. Maintenance is coming to EU on Wednesday.

Hotfixes 

We have a fresh round of hotfixes out with this week's maintenance. First, Blizzard's increasing tank threat generation tied to Essences and the second change is related to the Arcanite Heart Azerite trait.

Mythic Keystone Affixes 

This week's affix rotation includes:

Weekly Quests 

Nazjatar World Boss 

Players can kill Ulmath, the Soulbinder located in Nazjatar this week. The boss drops ilvl 415 loot.

World Events [Return to Top]

Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event (July 24th - July 31st)

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Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

THIS WEEK: ARENA SKIRMISHES

All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Casual, choose Arena Skirmish and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena. You can also queue for a Premade group or create your own group within the Premade tab. 

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and in Boralus has a quest for you–The Arena Calls. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!

WHAT ARE BONUS EVENTS?

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

PvP Brawl: Comp Stomp (July 24th - July 31st)

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Jump into Arathi Basin for a head-to-head for battle against AI opponents in this classic battle.

You can find a list of all world events for the month of July 2019 here.

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This week's affixes, Fortified-Sanguine-Grievous-Beguiling:

- Hard on healers in general, especially during trash when players may suddenly take spikes from Sanguine pools if they're not attentive, and they may block the way forward in tight areas. Also, Void Emissaries will become rapidly lethal if there is no convenient place to block line of sight, which makes certain pulls in open areas of dungeons like Freehold and Motherlode very dangerous.

- There can also be difficulty during certain boss encounters where group-wide spikes can cause a pull to go down the toilet if the Grievous dot stacks get traction. Without Tyrannical active, however, this is less of an issue, and it doesn't slow your progress noticeably.

- Dungeons that are less difficult with these affixes than usual: Temple of Sethraliss, King's Rest, Tol Dagor, Siege of Boralus

- More difficult with these affixes: Motherlode, Waycrest Manor, Shrine of the Storm, Atal'Dazar, Freehold

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