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Patch 8.2.5 goes live today and here's our Survival Guide to get you started with WoW's latest content update.

World of Warcraft Patch 8.2.5 Patch Notes

The official patch notes contain everything you need to know about the latest World of Warcraft content update. We highlighted the most important features of the update in this Survival Guide.

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Class Changes

Patch 8.2.5 brings just a few Class changes that we've taken from the official patch notes and highlighted below. The only relevant buff is to Restoration Shaman's Deluge Deluge talent that increases the healing of Healing Wave Healing Wave and Healing Surge Healing Surge, in addition to Chain Heal Chain Heal. For more details check out our Class guides.

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Classes

Increased the size of the visual indicating where a player will resurrect after accepting a resurrection during combat.

Hunter

  • Beast Master

Paladin

  • Holy
    • Glimmer of Light Glimmer of Light (Azerite Trait) can now be dispelled by abilities that remove Magic effects.

Rogue

  • Blind Blind ’s debuff is now displayed on enemy nameplates.

Shaman

Updated Character Models

Worgen and Goblins have been updated with higher definition models. Check out our video preview of the new models or click the image below to read the official preview.

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Honeyback Harvester

Alliance players can visit Stormsong Valley to obtain the long-awaited Bee mount and new battle pets.

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Party Sync

Sync levels and quests with your friends to play together more effectively.

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Recruit-a-Friend Returns

The program is back after a short hiatus and you can earn new rewards if your friend subscribes to the game for up to 12 months which include the Renowned Explorer's Attire Set, the Explorer's Dunetrekker and more.

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War Campaign Comes to an End

Witness a thrilling conclusion to Battle for Azeroth's War Campaign. You can find the encrypted videos that play during the War Campaign here. Expect heavy spoilers.

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New Magni Questline

With N'Zoth's imminent emergence, you must seek help from an unlikely ally: the Black Prince, Wrathion. Level 120 players should seek out Magni in the Chamber of Heart to continue the story and discover the Black Dragonflight's whereabouts.

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New Items Sold on the Black Market Auction House

Madam Goya's wares have been updated in Patch 8.2.5. She now sells brand new items in addition to old ones.

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WoW 15th Anniversary Event

This November is the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft. Expect a celebration of epic proportions! You will be able to acquire the Obsidian Worldbreaker, Classic Alterac Valley mounts (Stormpike Battle Ram & Frostwolf Snarler) and Lil'Nefarian.

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Firelands Timewalking

When Cataclysm Timewalking is active, you may assemble a raid of between 10 and 30 players, travel to Orgrimmar or Stormwind City, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Firelands. Cataclysm Timewalking is scheduled for December 10.

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Miscellaneous

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I'm sorry but this patch feels like a Christmas where you open all the extra gifts (soap set, homemade sweater etc) but the main gift is missing: actual content.    The only thing that's really of note is the war campaign (and only of note because it's like watching a train wreck), the rest kind of feels like it should have been bundled with a major patch.  

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On 9/24/2019 at 11:36 AM, Migol said:

I'm sorry but this patch feels like a Christmas where you open all the extra gifts (soap set, homemade sweater etc) but the main gift is missing: actual content.    The only thing that's really of note is the war campaign (and only of note because it's like watching a train wreck), the rest kind of feels like it should have been bundled with a major patch.  

Well, hopefully they can finish this expansion on a strong note and give us an actually compelling expansion next year. BfA was fun... for a limited amount of time, but to me it comes as a close second to being one of the worst expansions Blizzard ever released (mainly because of the execution of the content and story... which there is plenty of compared to WoD but they could have easily done better in some areas).

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1 hour ago, Rhondis said:

Well, hopefully they can finish this expansion on a strong note and give us an actually compelling expansion next year. BfA was fun... for a limited amount of time, but to me it comes as a close second to being one of the worst expansions Blizzard ever released (mainly because of the execution of the content and story... which there is plenty of compared to WoD but they could have easily done better in some areas).

Well I never thought I'd say it but WoD had better lore and story than BFA.    Somehow, alternate dimensional Draenor didn't quite have as many plot holes and overall bad storytelling as this one.    Note that in this one, we had to open a portal to alt-Draenor, make that portal also travel into the future, and grab alternate timeline Mag'har for the Horde, which came along with a story of genderswapped thrall, Holy Light Garrosh, and Nazi Yrel.    The kicker is we still have plenty of NOT alternate universe Maghar in the same timeline in actual Draenor who would probably be joining the horde as a matter of course since their world is dying.

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