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Alcaras, the creator of Subcreation, pulled up some interesting data from the site's archives and ranked all specializations based on their Mythic+ performance from Battle for Azeroth Season 2 up to Shadowlands Season 3.
The individual specs are ranked based on their Mythic+ performance by roles (e.g. tank, healer, melee DPS, ranged DPS). You can find the spreadsheet here.
The Evoker Unity Legendary Power was added in Dragonflight Alpha Build 44999.
The Unity Legendary Power empowers the passive component of Evoker's Boon of the Covenants Covenant Ability, increasing its damage and healing by another 5%.
Evoker Unity Legendary Power
Unity - Boon of the Covenants passively increases your damage and healing by an additional 5.0%. Unity is the only Legendary Power currently available to Dracthyr Evokers on the Dragonflight Alpha.
Evoker Covenant Ability
Boon of the Covenants - Call upon the Covenants of the Shadowlands to aid you, restoring [ 600% of Spell Power ] health and increasing your Versatility by 10% for 12 sec. Passive: The Covenants have granted you a portion of their power, increasing your damage and healing by 4.0%.
(Instant, 2 min cooldown)
Evokers also received Soulbind Conduits that we covered separately.
Blizzard added a Covenant Ability for Dracthyr Evokers in the latest Dragonflight Alpha build.
Evokers will be available in the Shadowlands pre-patch for those who pre-order Dragonflight. The class didn't exist before, so they had to add a new Covenant Ability for Evokers. It's called Boon of the Covenants and it restores health and increases Versatility for 12 seconds. The passive component increases all damage and healing by 4%.
Boon of the Covenants - Call upon the Covenants of the Shadowlands to aid you restoring [ 600% of Spell Power ] health and increasing your Versatility by 10% for 12 sec.
Passive: The Covenants have granted you a portion of their power, increasing your damage and healing by 4.0%.
(Instant cast, 2 min cooldown)
Check out the Dracthyr Evoker Conduits coming in the Dragonflight pre-patch!
Dracthyr Evokers will be available in the Dragonflight pre-patch, and in addition to their Covenant ability, they received the following Soulbind Conduits:
Bronze Acceleration - Increases haste by 1.6-3.0%. Circle of Life - Increases leech by 2.0-4.8%. Graceful Stride - Increases movement speed by 3.0-7.2%. Grandiose Boon - Boon of the Covenants passively increases your damage and healing by an additional 1.2-2.6%. Inherent Resistance - Reduces magic damage taken by 2.0-4.8%. Intense Awakening - Increases mastery by 1.6-3%. Legacy of Coldarra - Increases the duration of Permeating Chill by 1.0-3.8 sec. Natural Weapons - Reduces the cooldown of Wing Buffet and Tail Swipe by 6-20 sec. Primal Fortitude - Increases your maximum health by 4.0-9.6%. Spark of Savagery - Increases critical strike chance by 1.6-3.0%.
The Remote Auction House is back after a long hiatus! It will become a part of the WoW Companion App with the release of Patch 9.2.7.
Blizzard retired the Remote Auction House on April 18, 2018. Now it's back and part of the WoW Companion App! As soon as the 9.2.7 update hits live servers on August 16, you'll be able to:
Browse and view current auctions Bid and buyout auctions Search for auctions Add and remove items from your Favorites list View and cancel your listed auctions Find out more in the official blog post linked below.
It’s been some time since the Auction House was available to mobile users, but the time has come for its return. With the 9.2.7 patch, it becomes a part of the WoW Companion App.
A Little History
The Remote Auction House was once a part of the WoW Armory app released in 2011 and retired in 2018. Due to the way this app was built, there were times in which individuals would abuse the architecture of the app, often causing a disruption to the player economy and even, in some cases, causing in-game latency. This was largely due to the number of queries that could flood the auction house resulting in strained servers as they attempted to manage the larger load. While there were ways that we could and often did mitigate the effect, the ongoing negative impact from those who sought to exploit the system outweighed continuing to support ongoing development.
In light of the change in direction, we moved on to the development of the current WoW Companion App, which provides a more secure experience more in line with the types of activities your character takes on when you log in to play the game today.
Framing the App for Modern Times
In our previous Engineer’s Workshop covering the development of the WoW Companion App, we delved into the intricacies of creating a system simultaneously for both mobile and PC platforms. The biggest hurdle in implementing new features was structuring the necessary frameworks to support the feature. Many of these frameworks were written over the 17+ years of history of World of Warcraft during a time when mobile wasn’t a consideration. This leads to additional work to modernize systems to support both a PC and mobile experience.
In addition, data delivery methods and restrictions look different on PC and mobile. While a system may serve the same set of data to both, extra care must be taken to minimize what is sent to mobile to limit what the player needs to download.
For a feature as large as the Auction House, there were and are many additional frameworks that need to be carefully modernized to support both experiences.
Developing for the Now
When looking into the implementation of the Auction House as a part of the WoW Companion App, we had to gauge how much structure we could put in place for the now and what that would mean for the immediate functionality of the Auction House once it was pushed live. To do this, we took time to dig into more of who is using the Auction House and what they are using it for. We identified the various archetypes and what we could deliver to each user group within a reasonable time.
In the end, we determined that we wanted to create something that would still be useful to casual and mid-core players who use the Auction House regularly for more common purchases such as dungeon and raid preparation or looking out for additional items for their collections.
The original Remote Auction House was never meant to be a “go-to” tool for hardcore traders. In many cases, these users were already using other addons or external tools to maximize their trades beyond what the app could provide. Keeping this in mind, the new app update provides a way for players to make purchases, view listings, and more. Due to our desire to provide an Auction House experience in a more immediate timeframe, we have excluded listing items for sale.
What Can You Do?
With the WoW Companion App update, players will be able to:
Browse and view current auctions Bid and buyout auctions Search for auctions Add and remove items from your Favorites list View and cancel your listed auctions What's Next?
As with the introduction of cross-faction development in the 9.2.5 update, we want to start off slowly. This allows us to assess how players use the app, assess the impact and risk vectors, then introduce more as it makes sense and fits within our development structure.
We hope this new addition to the WoW Companion app enhances your time in Azeroth and look forward to your ensuing feedback.