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The initial 8.2.5 build is now available, even though Public Test Realms are still offline and here are the highlights.


  • There's a new Wrathion Scenario taking place in the Karazhan Catacombs.
  • Calia Menethil, Valeera Sanguinar, and Wrathion received brand new models.
  • New mounts have been added in the initial build of Patch 8.2.5. More details can be found below.
  • WoW's 15th Anniversary celebration will feature a Timewalking version of a raid located in Caverns of Time. Chromie will take players back to defeat three memorable bosses of the Burning Crusade, Cataclysm, and Wrath of the Lich King.
  • On top of that, there's a Classic version of Alterac Valley which rewards two faction mounts.
  • We finally have more information regarding the bee mount based on datamined data.
  • Recruit-a-Friend returns with two new mount rewards and a battle pet. More information TBA.
  • A Durotar Warfront map has been added.


  • WoW's 15th Anniversary WoW's 15th Anniversary - Logged in during WoW's 15th Anniversary
  • Alterac Valley of Olde Alterac Valley of Olde - Earn 100 Timewarped Badges from doing quests and participating in Alterac Valley Classic. Reward: Stormpike Battle Ram
  • Alterac Valley of Olde Alterac Valley of Olde - Earn 100 Timewarped Badges from doing quests and participating in Alterac Valley Classic. Reward: Frostwolf Snarler

Battle Pets

  • Lil' Nefarian: WoW's 15th Anniversary Reward - This pocket-sized Lord of Blackrock is too small to call out any classes, but he can still dish up a good insult.
  • Rikki: Recruit-a-Friend Reward - Rikki has a talent for sneaking in and out of all manner of small spaces, if bribed properly with figs.

Broadcast Text

  • "That's far enough, orc! Dismount and submit or die!","That's far enough, orc! Dismount and submit or die!"
  • "Out of our way, fools!"


  • Renowned Explorer %s

Dungeon Encounter

  • Chromie's Memory: Burning Crusade
  • Chromie's Memory: Cataclysm
  • Chromie's Memory: Wrath of the Lich King


  • Tidebreak Honeyback Hive - "A species of bee known for their unusual size. While newcomers to Stormsong Valley, they quickly made their presence known to adventurers and insect enthusiasts alike."
  • Tidebreak Honeyback Guardian
  • Tidebreak Honeyback Hivemother
  • TidebreakHoneyback Harvester

Friendship Reputation

  • A %s Honeyback Bee Harvester
  • A %s Honeyback Drone
  • A %s Honeyback Hivemother Queen

Global Strings

  • ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_LINKED_S,Your level is now scaling to %s
  • ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_UNLINKED_S,Your level is no longer scaling to %s
  • ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_ERROR_UNKNOWN,An unknown error occurred while trying to level link
  • ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_ERROR_TARGET_NOT_LOWER_S,%s is not lower level than you
  • ,ERR_LEVEL_LINKING_RESULT_ERROR_TARGET_INVALID,Invalid target for level linking
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_UNKNOWN,An unknown error has occurred while attempting to activate Party Sync.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_NOT_IN_PARTY,You are not in a party.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_INVALID_OWNER_S,%s cannot participate in Party Sync.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_ALREADY_ACTIVE,Party Sync is already active.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_NOT_ACTIVE,Party Sync is not active.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_OWNER_REFUSED_S,%s declined the Party Sync request.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_TIMEOUT,The Party Sync request timed out.
  • QUEST_SESSION_ANCHOR_QUERY,Do you want %s to share your quests?
  • QUEST_SESSION_MEMBER_QUERY,Would you like to join Party Sync with %s?
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_DISABLED,Party Sync is currently disabled.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_READY_CHECK_FAILED,A party member declined the Party Sync request.
  • QUEST_SESSION_UNIFIED_QUERY,"%s wants to activate Party Sync.\n\n|cffffd200- Your quests will temporarily rewind based on the earliest shared quest state.\n- Some of your current quests may pause.\n- Your level and skills will be restricted based on the lowest level party member.\n- You will be able to accept Replay Quests.|r\n\nWhile Party Sync is active, you gain rewards relevant to your true level."
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_ALREADY_MEMBER,You are already in Party Sync.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_NOT_OWNER,You are not the owner of the Party Sync.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_ALREADY_OWNER,You are already in Party Sync.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_ALREADY_JOINED,You are already in Party Sync.
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_NOT_MEMBER,You are not a member of the Party Sync.
  • RAF_RECRUITED_FRIENDS,Recruited Friends
  • RAF_NEXT_REWARD,Next Reward: %s
  • RAF_INACTIVE_RECRUIT,Inactive subscription
  • RAF_VIEW_ALL_REWARDS,View All Rewards
  • RAF_MONTHS,%d months
  • RAF_REPEATABLE_MONTHS,Every %d months after
  • RAF_REWARDS,Recruit A Friend Rewards
  • RAF_REWARDS_DESC,Earn a reward for each month your recruits subscribe.
  • CLUB_FINDER_LEADER,Leader: |cffffffff%s|r
  • ERR_CANT_USE_PROFANITY,Can't use profanity.
  • RAF_REWARD_TITLE,New Title: %s
  • CLUB_FINDER_COMMUNITY_RECRUITING_NOTE,Optional note to community leader
  • RAF_MONTHS_EARNED,%d |4Month:Months; Earned
  • RAF_YOU_HAVE_EARNED,You've Earned:
  • RAF_NEXT_REWARD_AFTER,Next Reward (%d |4month:months;):
  • ERR_BATTLEGROUND_JOIN_MEMBER_DISQUALIFIED,A party member has been disqualified from this bracket.
  • QUEST_SESSION_JOIN_SESSION,Request To Join Party Sync
  • QUEST_SESSION_DROP_SESSION,Deactivate Party Sync
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_JOIN_REJECTED,Your request to join the Party Sync was denied.
  • RAF_NO_ACTIVE_LINK,Click Generate Link to create a link good for 30 days.
  • RAF_COPY_LINK,Copy Link
  • RAF_GENERATE_LINK,Generate Link
  • RAF_LINK_REMAINING_USES,%d/%d friends have used this link.
  • RAF_ACTIVE_LINK_DAYS_LEFT,This link is good for %d more |4Day:Days;
  • RAF_EXPENDED_LINK_DAYS_LEFT,You will be able to generate a new link in %d |4Day:Days;
  • RAF_COPY_LINK_EXPENDED_TOOLTIP,You have reached the maximum number of uses for this link. You will be able to generate a new link in %d days.
  • ENTER_LFG,Enter
  • RAF_ACTIVE_RECRUIT,Active subscription
  • RAF_TRIAL_RECRUIT,Trial Account
  • ERR_BATTLEGROUND_JOIN_DISQUALIFIED_NO_NAME,A player has been disqualified from ranked play in this bracket.
  • RAF_NO_RECRUITS_DESC,Recruit friends to begin earning rewards for each month they subscribe.|n|nPlay together to unlock even more rewards!
  • RAF_FIRST_REWARD_AFTER,First Reward (%d |4month:months;):
  • RAF_RECRUITS_FACTION_AND_REALM,"Your friend will be encouraged to join you on %s, %s."
  • RAF_RECRUITMENT,Recruitment
  • RAF_RECRUITMENT_DESC,Recruit or resurrect friends to play World of Warcraft with you!|nYou can invite %d friends every %d days.
  • GUILD_OFFICER_PERMISSION_INVITE_APPLICANTS,- Invite Applicants from Guild Finder
  • RAF_RECRUIT_TOOLTIP_DESC,Each recruited friend can provide up to %d subscription months toward your rewards.
  • RAF_RECRUIT_TOOLTIP_MONTH_COUNT,- %d/%d subscription months provided
  • CLUB_FINDER_NOT_RECRUITING_YOUR_SPECS,Send a note and include your specializations if you would still like to be considered for membership.
  • CLUB_FINDER_NO_MATCHING_SPEC_DIALOG_ERR_STRING,Currently not recruiting any of your class specializations.
  • CLUB_FINDER_ONE_SPEC_REQUIRED,At least one specialization is required to apply.
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_START_SESSION_BODY,"\n\n|cffffd200- Your quests will temporarily rewind based on the earliest shared quest state.\n- Some of your current quests may pause.\n- Your level and skills will be restricted based on the lowest level party member.\n- You will be able to accept Replay Quests.|r\n\n|cffffffffWhile Party Sync is active, you gain rewards relevant to your true level.\r"
  • ERR_QUEST_SESSION_RESULT_LEFT,You left the Party Sync.
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_JOIN_SESSION_TITLE,Join an ongoing Party Sync session
  • QUEST_SESSION_CHECK_JOIN_SESSION_BODY,"Continue request to Party Sync?\n\n|cffffd200- Your quests will temporarily rewind based on the earliest shared quest state.\n- Some of your current quests may pause.\n- Your level and skills will be restricted based on the lowest level party member.\n- You will be able to accept Replay Quests.|r\n\nWhile Party Sync is active, you gain rewards relevant to your true level."
  • QUEST_SESSION_JOIN_SESSION_TITLE,%s is requesting to join the Party Sync.
  • QUEST_SESSION_JOIN_SESSION_BODY,|cff00ff00This action can affect this Party Sync:|r|n|n- Current quests will be reset to match %s's progress|n- Available quests may change.
  • ERR_TRAVEL_PASS_DIFFERENT_REALM,In World of Warcraft: Classic you cannot invite players that are on a different realm.
  • CLUB_FINDER_LINK_CHAT_ERROR,You need to list your guild in guild finder in order to link to chat.
  • QUEST_SESSION_START_SESSION_TOOLTIP,Sync quest progress and level. Eligible quests will be shared when starting Party Sync. Help your party members catch up by replaying quests with them.
  • QUEST_SESSION_JOIN_SESSION_TOOLTIP,Your party has Party Sync active. You can request to join them.
  • QUEST_SESSION_DROP_SESSION_TOOLTIP,"Leave the Party Sync that's currently in progress.  You can request to come back, but the other party members will need to agree to it."
  • SPELL_FAILED_DISABLED_BY_POWER_SCALING,Can't do that at this level
  • CLUB_FINDER_ALREADY_IN_THAT_GUILD,You are already in this guild.
  • QUEST_SESSION_REPLAY_TOOLTIP_BODY_ENABLED,This quest may be replayed while in Party Sync. This quest is removed when Party Sync is deactivated.
  • QUEST_SESSION_REPLAY_TOOLTIP_BODY_DISABLED,You're playing this quest for the first time. Your progress during Party Sync is permanent.
  • QUEST_SESSION_BONUS_LOOT_TOOLTIP_BODY_DISABLED,You're ineligible for bonus rewards from this quest.
  • QUEST_SESSION_BONUS_LOOT_TOOLTIP_BODY_ENABLED,Completing this quest while in Party Sync has a chance at rewarding:
  • CLUB_FINDER_IS_GUILD_LEADER_JOIN_ERROR,You must pass guild master or disband your guild in order to join a new one.
  • LEVEL_LINKED_NOT_USABLE,Not usable while Party Sync active
  • RAF_REMOVE_RECRUIT,Remove Recruit
  • QUEST_SESSION_ON_HOLD_TOOLTIP_TEXT,"This quest is on hold while Party Sync is active. Your progress is saved, but you cannot finish this quest until you leave the party or Party Sync is deactivated."
  • RAF_REMOVE_RECRUIT_CONFIRM,"Are you sure you want to remove|n|cffffd200%s|r|n from your Recruited Friends?|n|nType ""REMOVE"" into the field to confirm."
  • QUEST_SESSION_TUTORIAL_TEXT,While in a party you have the option to use Party Sync to more easily share quests and help your group mates.
  • QUEST_SESSION_WORLD_MAP_TUTORIAL_TEXT,Click here to start Party Sync
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_POST_CLUB,Couldn't post at this time. Try again later.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_APPLY_CLUB,Couldn't apply. Try again later.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_RESPOND_APPLICANT,Couldn't respond to applicant. Try again later.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_CANCEL_APPLICATION,Couldn't cancel application. Try again later.
  • QUEST_SESSION_MANAGEMENT_START,Sync quests and level with party
  • QUEST_SESSION_MANAGEMENT_DROP,Return to your normal level and quests.
  • QUEST_SESSION_MANAGEMENT_JOIN_REQUEST,Members must accept your request
  • LEVEL_LINKED_LOW_LEVEL,Requires a level of %d
  • QUEST_SESSION_QUEST_TOOLTIP_IS_REPLAY,You are replaying this quest
  • RAF_REWARD_APPEARANCE_SET,New Appearance Set: %s
  • ERR_RECRUIT_A_FRIEND_NOT_LINKED,You can only summon players who are linked to you through Recruit A Friend
  • ERR_RECRUIT_A_FRIEND_NOT_NOW,You cannot summon that player right now
  • ERR_RECRUIT_A_FRIEND_SUMMON_LEVEL_MAX,You cannot summon players above level %d
  • ERR_RECRUIT_A_FRIEND_SUMMON_COOLDOWN,You can only summon your friend once every thirty minutes
  • ERR_RECRUIT_A_FRIEND_INSUF_EXPAN_LVL,That player does not have the required expansion to access this area
  • ERR_RECRUIT_A_FRIEND_SUMMON_OFFLINE,%s is offline and cannot be summoned
  • CLUB_FINDER_ALREADY_IN_GUILD_PLEASE_LEAVE,You are already a member of a guild. Please leave in order to join this one.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_424,Requires holiday: Feast of Winter Veil
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_NO_INVITE_PERMISSIONS,You do not have permission to invite.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_NO_POSTING_PERMISSIONS,You do not have permission to post.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_FINDER_NOT_AVAILABLE,Finder is not available at this time.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_APPLICANT_LIST,Applicant list could not be fetched do to a bnet error.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_APPLICANT_LIST_NO_PERM,You do not have permission to view the applicant list.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_GET_POSTING_IDS,Couldn't fetch posting ids.
  • ERR_CLUB_FINDER_ERROR_TYPE_JOIN_APPLICATION,Couldn't create an application for the posting.


  • Cataclysm Timewalking - During Cataclysm Timewalking, you may assemble a raid group of between 10 and 30 players, travel to Orgrimmar or Stormwind City, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Firelands raid."


A full list of all items added in this build can be found here.

LFG Dungeons

  • Tradewind & Crow: Dreamgrove Detectives
  • Chromie's Memory: Burning Crusade
  • 8.2.5 Wrathion - Karazhan Catacomb: "Searching for the Black Prince has led to this hideout. But will N'Zoth's agents find him first?
  • Chromie's Memory: Wrath of the Lich King
  • Chromie's Memory: Cataclysm
  • Timewalking Raid: Firelands


  • Questfall
  • The Dreamgrove (Hearthstone Tavern)
  • Hearthstone Tavern
  • Hearthstone Tavern
  • Alterac Valley Classic - "Hidden within the Alterac Mountains, Alterac Valley is the home of the Frostwolf clan.  The Stormpike dwarves have established a foothold in the valley and seek to plumb its depths for riches and links to their ancestral past.
    • A large-scale battleground, each side attempts to destroy each other's tower fortifications and slay the enemy General (Vanndar Stormpike or Drek'Thar).","Hidden within the Alterac Mountains, Alterac Valley is the home of the Frostwolf clan.  The Stormpike dwarves have established a foothold in the valley and seek to plumb its depths for riches and links to their ancestral past.
    • A large-scale battleground, each side attempts to destroy each other's tower fortifications and slay the enemy General (Vanndar Stormpike or Drek'Thar).
    • - Slay the enemy leader,"- Capture enemy towers and bunkers
    • - Slay the enemy leader
    • - Reduce the enemy reinforcements to 0"
  • Caverns of Time - Anniversary
  • FX Test Dungeon
  • Cinematics Test Map (Development Map)
  • Cinematics Test Map II (Development Map)


We've datamined 8 mounts in this build. The entries include the long-awaited bee mount, the Deathwing mount tied to the anniversary event, two mounts tied to Classic Alterac, two new Recruit-a-Friend mounts, and finally, two shop mounts.

  • Honeyback Harvester - "While most Harvesters dream only of honey and flowers, this adventurous specimen looks to the wide world beyond Stormsong Valley."
    • Rewarded from Leaving the Hive: Harvester (Quest) in Stormsong Valley.
  • Obsidian Worldbreaker - I have had many names throughout history, all of them spoken with dread: Neltharion, Xaxas, and many more. Yet you shall know me best as Deathwing, for so I am! I am the bane of life, the darkness within history, the lord of death, the master of destruction. And I tell you now, and so it is true, that this world is mine!"" - Neltharion, the Earth-Warder"
    • Rewarded from "How Things ""Really"" Happened... (Quest) in Tanaris
  • Alabaster Stormtalon - "Chisled by the stonemasons of Stormwind, this stone gryphon symbolizes the unbending courage of the Alliance."
    • Source: In-Game Shop
  • Alabaster Thunderwing - "Chisled by the stoneworkers of Orgrimmar, this stone wind rider is a symbol of the unwavering strength of the Horde.
    • Source: In-Game Shop
  • Frostwolf Snarler - "Raised in the Alterac Mountains by the Frostwolf Clan, trained to bite dwarves."
    • Rewarded from Alterac Valley of Olde (Achievement)
  • Explorer's Jungle Hopper - For when you're making a crash landing in the middle of an uncharted swamp because it's the only way to access that ancient temple.
    • Recruit-a-Friend Reward
  • Explorer's Dunetrekker - The surly dunetrekker can easily carry a set of explorers to the nearest ruins and back without the need to rest.
    • Recruit-a-Friend Reward
  • Stormpike Battle Ram - "Raised in the Alterac Mountains by the Stormpike Clan, trained to headbutt orcs."
    • Rewarded from Alterac Valley of Olde (Achievement)


Some sort of detective scenario has been added in 8.2.5, where players search for a murderer.

  • Tradewind & Crow: Dreamgrove Detectives

Scenario Steps

  • Don't Wake Naralex - Play Don't Wake Naralex
  • A Tragic Wail - Find the source of the cry.
  • A Different Point of View - Let Arthur tell the story.
  • Druidic Investigation - See if anybody has any information about the murderer.
  • Nose to the Ground - Use your senses to search for clues.
  • Following the Trail - Thisalee has a lead! Go see what she found.
  • The Vicious Murderer - Track down the murderer and bring him to justice!

Source Info

  • Alliance players will be able to get the Honeyback Hivemother mount in Stormsong Valley at Honored with Honeyback Hive and the mount will cost 100 Choral Honey (new currency).

World Safe Locs

What we have here are datamined entries for the 8.2.5 Wrathion Scenario, a new chapter of the 8.2.5 War Campaign, zones tied to the 15th anniversary of the game, and more.

  • Questfall Graveyard
  • Hearthstone Tavern - Buddy Cop Scenario - Start Loc (JLW)
  • Hearthstone Tavern - Buddy Cop Scenario - Graveyard
  • "Alterac Valley Classic, Alliance Safe"
  • "Alterac Valley Classic, Horde Safe"
  • Hearthstone Tavern - Safe Loc
  • Test Dungeon
  • Wow's Anniversary - Caverns of Time
  • 8.2.5 Wrathion - Karazhan Catacombs - Entrance - RMV
  • 8.2.5 Wrathion - Karazhan Catacombs - Exit - RMV
  • 8.2.5 War Campaign - Orgrimmar Cemetery - KRB
  • 8.2.5 War Campaign - Dranosh'ar Blockade - KRB
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Horde Safe"
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Alliance Safe"
  • 8.2.5 Wow's 15th Anniversary - Football Court
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Snowfall Graveyard (Mid)"
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Stormpike Graveyard (Hi)"
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), PvP Alliance Choke Graveyard (A-choke)"
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), PvP Horde Choke Graveyard (H-choke)"
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Frostwolf Graveyard (Lo)
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Frostwolf Relief Hut (H-base)"
  • "Alterac Valley (Classic), Stormpike Aid Station (A-base)"
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2 hours ago, dartbodman said:

Deathwing as a mount?

Yes, there's an anniversary event scheduled for later this year which will reward the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount.

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22 hours ago, dartbodman said:

Deathwing as a mount?

Reward from special LFR, 9 bosses from different expansions. It was datamined that Chromie will narrate this event.

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      Heart of Azeroth Vitality Conduit (Essence) correctly transfers health from a target with absorb shields on them. Learning new ranks of Conflict and Strife (Essence) should now properly grant achievements such as Power Up.
    • By Stan
      Artifact Knowledge will continue to increase each week until the week of October 1, according to Blizzard, despite the fact that in previous Seasons, it ended around the twelve-week mark.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Is this being cut off soon? Or are you leaving it on indefinitely?
      It’s been 8 weeks now, and 8.2 kicked off with 4 weeks of AK already calculated into the game, so in theory, we’ve had 12 weeks of AK at this point. AK ended around the 12-week mark in the prior seasons.
      This is an inquiry, I’m not asking that it be cut off. I think they should leave it on, but that wouldn’t fit the prior seasons.
      No to both questions. 🙂
      As things currently stand, Artifact Knowledge will continue to increase each week until the week of October 1.
    • By Stan
      Blizzard is working on some hotfixes for Queen Azshara that will go live with maintenance in each region. The final boss of The Eternal Palace will be nerfed soon so that more guilds can fill the Mythic Hall of Fame one week ahead of Classic launch.
      The faction imbalance is quite strong with this one because only 5 Alliance guilds have defeated Mythic Azshara so far. On the Horde side of things, we've got 30 guilds that downed the final boss. Hopefully, more Alliance guilds will down her after the nerfs, so that cross-realm raiding will be enabled soon.
      Blizzard (Source)
      We’re working on the following hotfixes today. We intend to apply to these changes to the Queen Azshara encounter with weekly maintenance in each region:
      When either Aethenel or Cyranus is slain on Normal, Heroic, or Mythic difficulty, there is now a 3-second delay before the other one gains the Torment buff. Azshara's Indomitable is now summoned 10 seconds later than previously observed on Mythic difficulty. Tidemistresses have 5% less health on Mythic difficulty. Arcane Wards now energize slightly slower for smaller raid sizes on Normal and Heroic difficulties. Fixed an issue that allowed Arcane Vulnerability to apply when the victim wasn’t in line of sight of Queen Azshara. We’ll update this post if there are any further changes, and when the hotfixes go live.
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