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Executive Producer John Hight told Eurogamer in an interview that players will be able to change the gender of their character for free at the Barber Shop.
Currently, you must pay 15 Euros/USD for an Appearance Change to change your character's gender. In Shadowlands, however, you should be able to simply visit the Barber Shop and make all this happen at no cost, but there are currently some technical hurdles that need to be solved before the devs can bring the feature to the Barber Shop.
You can read the full interview here.
Warlock Legendary Powers have also been added this week on the Alpha.
Claw of Endereth - Drain Life now deals damage and restores health 50% faster. Mark of Borrowed Power Affliction: Malefic Rapture has a 10% chance to refund all Soul Shards spent. Demonology: Call Dreadstalkers has a 25% chance to refund all Soul Shards spent. Destruction: Chaos Bolt has a 5% chance to refund all Soul Shards spent. Pillars of the Dark Portal - Demonic Gateway is now instant cast, and your first use of the gateway does not trigger its cooldown. Wilfred's Sigil of Superior Summoning - Every Soul Shard you spend reduces the cooldown of Affliction: Summon Darkglare by 1 second. Demonology: Summon Demonic Tyrant by 0.3 seconds. Destruction: Summon Internal by 2 seconds. Affliction
Malefic Wrath - Malefic Rapture increases the damage of your Drain Soul and Shadow Bolt by 25% for 8 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. Perpetual Agony of Azj'Aqir - Agony has a 20% increased chance to generate a Soul Shard. Sacrolash's Dark Strike - Corruption damage is increased by 15%, and any target affected by your Corruption also has their movement speed slowed by 15%. Wrath of Consumption - Targets that die with your Agony applied to them grant you Wrath of Consumption, increasing all periodic damage dealt by 5% for 20 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Demonology
Balespider's Burning Core - Shadow Bolt increases the damage of your next Demonbolt by 25%, stacking up to 4 times. Forces of the Horned Nightmare - Hand of Gul'dan has a 15% chance to cast a second time on your target for free. Grim Inquisitor's Dread Calling - Each Soul Shard spent on Hand of Gul'dan increases the damage of your next Call Dreadstalkers by 3%. Implosive Potential - When Implosion damages at least 3 targets, gain 5% Haste for 8 seconds for each Imp exploded. Destruction
Cinders of the Azj'Aqir - Conflagrate has 1 additional charge and has its recharge time reduced by 3 seconds. Embers of the Diabolic Raiment - Incinerate now generates 100% additional Soul Shard Fragments. Odr, Shawl of the Ymirjar - Enemies marked by your Havoc take 15% increased damage from your single target spells. Madness of the Azj'Aqir - Chaos Bolt increases the damage of Chaos Bolt by 10% and reduces the cast time of Chaos Bolt by 10% for 3 seconds. Related Shadowlands Alpha 35078 News
Hunter Legendary Powers
The Bursting and Volcanic Mythic Keystone Affixes have both been buffed on the Alpha. Read on to find out what's changing.
Bursting now causes a flat amount of damage, regardless of player health (thanks @Syridian) and Burst has been changed to a Magic Effect, so it is now dispellable.
New Version: Burst (Magic Effect) - Upon death, the creature Bursts, inflicting 3 Shadow damage every second. This effect stacks. Old Version: Burst - Upon death, the creature Bursts, inflicting damage equal to 3.5% of maximum health every second. This effect stacks Volcanic
Blizzard probably thought the affix was too weak and could easily be ignored, so they buffed it to knock players high into the air, so now, you will need to pay attention and avoid it rather than ignoring it.
New Version: Volcanic Plume - Inflicts Fire damage to players within 2 yards and knocks them high into the air. Old Version: Volcanic Plume - Deals Fire damage equal to 40% target's health to enemies within a 2-yard radius. The third affix that changed the Alpha was Tyrannical, which no longer affects boss mobs.
Related Shadowlands Alpha 35078 News
Hunter Legendary Powers Warlock Legendary Powers
Blizzard recently added Legendary Powers for Hunters on the Alpha and we look at them in more detail.
Call of the Wild - The cooldown of all your Aspects and Trueshot (Marksmanship)/Coordinated Assault (Survival) is reduced by 25%. Craven Strategem - Feign Death cooldown reduced by 15 seconds, and Feign Death now removes most negative status effects from yourself. Nessingwary's Trapping Apparatus - Whenever a trap is triggered, gain 25 Focus. Soulforge Embers - Launching a Flare into your Tar Trap causes all enemies inside of the Tar Trap to burn for [ 900% of Attack Power ] Fire damge over 12 seconds. Beast Mastery
Dire Command - Kill Command has a 10% chance to also summon a Dire Beast to attack your target. Flamewaker's Cobra Sting - Cobra Shot has a 10% chance to make your next Kill Command consume no Focus. Rylakstalker's Piercing Fangs - While Bestial Wrath is active, your pet's critical damage dealt is increased by 30%. Qa'pla, Eredun War Order - Barbed Shot reduces the cooldown of Kill Command by 4 seconds. Marksmanship
Eagletalon's True Focus - Trueshot also reduces the Focus cost of all your abilities by 30%. Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil - When you gain the Trick Shots effect, you have a 50% chance for it to not be consumed by your next Aimed Shot or Rapid Fire. Serpentstalker's Trickery - When Aimed Shot hits multiple targets from the Trick Shots effect, 3 enemies struck by the Aimed Shot also get hit by an Arcane Shot. Surging Shots - Rapid Fire deals 15% additional damage, and Aimed Shot has a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Rapid Fire. Survival
Butcher's Bone Fragments - Mongoose Bite and Raptor Strike increase the damage of your next Butchery and Carve by 10%, stacking up to 10 times. Latent Poison Injectors - Serpent Sting's damage applies Latent Poiston to the target, stacking up to 10 times. Mongoose Bite and Raptor Strike consume all stacks of Latent Poison, dealing [ 10% of Attack Power] Nature damage to the target per stack consumed. Rylakstalker's Confounding Strikes - Mongoose Bite and Raptor Strike have a 10% chance to: reset the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb. add a chanrge to Wildfire Bomb. Wildfire Cluster - Wildfire Bomb drops an additional cluster of bombs around the target, each exploding for [ 33% of Attack Power ] Fire damage.
Here come the warlocks, as today's class changes continue. We have all three specs getting some changes, with Destro seemingly getting the biggest.
July 8 (source)
Thanks for all of the detailed feedback! While there are still some planned changes coming for Warlock, we’ve made a few recently that you should be seeing in the Alpha:
Agony base damage increased by 12%. Inevitable Demise increases Drain Life ’s damage by 12% per stack (was 5%). Demonology
Axe Toss now interrupts stun immune targets, such as dungeon or raid bosses. This does not affect PvP combat. Destruction
Soulfire damage increased by 40%. Infernals summoned from Rain of Chaos no longer trigger Infernal Awakening . Rain of Chaos Infernals now have some bad luck protection built in. Chance also increased to 20% (was 15%). Header image source.