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Blizzard added two vendors selling item level 252 gear to Stormwind and Orgrimmar. The catch-up gear is most likely tied to the Dragonflight pre-patch event.
The vendors are Storm Hunter William (Alliance) found in Stormwind and Storm Huntress Suhrakka (Horde) found in Orgrimmar.
A new currency called Primeval Essence is required to purchase gear. We do not know at this time how to earn it. Based on previous pre-patch events, it should be relatively easy to farm.
How Much Primeval Essence Does the Dragonflight Catch-Up Gear Cost?
The gear you buy with Primeval Essence isn't BoA, and the prices vary depending on the armor slot. The prices are currently as follows:
One-Hand weapons cost 25 Primeval Essence. Two-Hand weapons cost 45 Primeval Essence. Shields / Off-Hands cost 25 Primeval Essence. Chest/Head/Legs cost 45 Primeval Essence. Shoulders/Feet/Gloves cost 35 Primeval Essence. Back/Wrists/Trinkets/Rings cost 25 Primeval Essence.
We've datamined new Monk talents and a bunch of class changes in the latest Dragonflight Alpha build.
Blackout Combo Breath of Fire: Cooldown reduced by 3 sec. Periodic damage increased by 50%, and damage reduction increased by 5%. Celestial Brew: Gain up to 3 additional stacks of Purified Chi. Purifying Brew: Pauses Stagger damage for 3 sec. Mistweaver
Thunder Focus Tea - Rising Sun Kick's cooldown reduced by 0 9 sec. Enveloping Mist - Enveloping Mist increases healing received from your other spells by 30% 0%. New Talents
We've datamined new Monk talents that will be added with next week's rework of the class. Please note that some talents may have been posted under the wrong category.
General Monk Talents (Shared Between All Specs)
Ancient Teachings of the Monastery - After casting Essence Font, your Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, and Rising Sun Kick heal an injured ally within 20 yards for 250% of the damage done. Lasts 15 sec. Attenuation - Bonedust Brew's Shadow damage or healing is increased by 20.0%, and when Bonedust Brew deals Shadow damage or healing, its cooldown is reduced by 0.5 sec. Bountiful Brew - Your abilities have a low chance to cast Bonedust Brew at your target's location. Fluidity of Motion - Blackout Kick's cooldown is reduced by 1 sec and its damage by 10%. Graceful Exit - Blackout Kick's cooldown is reduced by 1 sec and its damage by 10%. Shadowboxing Treads - Blackout Kick damage increased by 20% and strikes an additional 2 targets. Weapons of Order (Covenant Ability is back as a talent in the Monk class tree) Brewmaster: For the next 30 sec, your Mastery is increased by 10%. Additionally, Keg Smash cooldown is reset instantly and enemies hit by Keg Smash take 8% increased damage from you for 10 sec, stacking up to 4 times. Windwalker: For the next 30 sec, your Mastery is increased by 12.5%. Additionally, Rising Sun Kick reduces Chi costs by 1 for 5 sec, and Blackout Kick reduces the cooldown of affected abilities by an additional 1 sec. Mistweaver: For the next 30 sec, your Mastery is increased by 42%. Additionally, Essence Font cooldown is reset instantly and heals up to 6 nearby allies for (40% of Spell Power) health on channel start and end. Brewmaster Monk Talents
Anvil & Stave - Each time you dodge or an enemy misses you, the remaining cooldown on your Brews is reduced by 0.5 sec. Charred Passions - Your Breath of Fire ignites your right leg in flame for 8 sec, causing your Blackout Kick and Spinning Crane Kick to deal 100% additional damage as Fire damage and refresh the duration of your Breath of Fire on the target. Dragonfire Brew - After using Breath of Fire, you breathe fire 2 additional times, each dealing [ 2 + 13.23% of Attack Power ] Fire damage. Increases the duration of Breath of Fire by 100%. Elusive Footwork - Blackout Strike deals an additional 0 damage. Blackout Strike critical hits grant an additional 1 stack of Elusive Brawler. Fundamental Observation - Zen Meditation has 25% reduced cooldown and is no longer cancelled when you move or when you are hit by melee attacks. Staggering Strikes - When you Blackout Kick, your Stagger is reduced by 0. Walk with the Ox - Abilities that grant Shuffle reduce the cooldown on Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox by 0.5 sec, and Niuzao's Stomp deals an additional 10.0% damage. Mistweaver Monk Talents
Clouded Focus - Healing with Enveloping Mists or Vivify while channeling Soothing Mists increases their healing done by 20% and reduces their mana cost by 20%. Stacks up to 3 times. When your Soothing Mists channel ends, this effect is cancelled. Jade Bond - Abilities that activate Gust of Mist reduce the cooldown on Invoke Yul'on, the Jade Serpent by 0.3 sec, and Yu'lon's Soothing Breath healing is increased by 12.0%. Nourishing Chi - Life Cocoon increases healing over time received by an additional 20.0%, and this effect lingers for an additional 10 sec after the cocoon is removed. Renewing Mist - Surrounds the target with healing mists, restoring [ 225% of Spell Power ] health over 20 sec. If Renewing Mist heals a target past maximum health, it will travel to another injured ally within 20 yds. Resplendent Mist - Gust of Mists has a 30% chance to do 100.0% more healing. Tear of Morning - Casting Vivify or Enveloping Mist on a target with Renewing Mist has a 10% chance to spread the Renewing Mist to another target. Your Vivify healing through Renewing Mist is increased by 20% and your Enveloping Mist also heals allies with Renewing Mist for 20% of its healing. Strength of Spirit - Expel Harm's healing is increased by up to 200%, based on your missing health. Yu'lon's Whisper - Activating Thunder Focus Tea causes you to exhale the breath of Yu'lon, healing up to 6 allies within 15 yards for [ 180% of Spell Power ] over 2 sec.
Holy Paladins received a talent revamp in the latest Dragonflight Alpha build. Here are the highlights.
Tyr's Deliverance - Releases the Light within The Silver Hand for 10 sec, yourself, healing an injured ally within 15 yds for [ 37.5% of Spell Power ] every 1 sec. Holy
Beacon of Light - Wrap a single ally in holy energy, causing your heals on other party or raid members to also heal that ally for 50% 30% of the amount healed. Crusader Strike (Rank 3) renamed to Radiant Onslaught. Saved by the Light - When an ally with your Beacon of Light is damaged below 30% health, they absorb the next [ 400% 200% of Spell Power ] damage. Rule of Law - Increase the range of your heals and the reach of Mastery: Lightbringer by 50% for 10 sec. Beacon of Virtue - All affected allies will be healed for 50% 30% of the amount of your other healing done. Your Flash of Light and Holy Light on these targets will also grant 1 Holy Power. Retribution
Crusader Strike (Rank 3) renamed to Radiant Onslaught. New Talents
Paladins received the following new talents in Alpha Build 44999.
Avenging Wrath: Might (NYI) - Call upon the Light to become an avatar of retribution, increasing your damage and healing 20% for 20 sec. Combines with other Avenging Wrath abilities. Barrier of Faith (NYI) - Imbue a friendly target with a Barrier of Faith, healing them for [ 65% of Spell Power ]. For the next 18 sec, Barrier of Faith accumulates 20% of effective healing from your Flash of Light or Holy Light spells. Every 6 sec, the accumulated healing becomes an absorb shield. (Instant, Costs 9.5% of Base Mana, 25 sec cooldown, 40 yd range) Blessing of Autumn - Bless an ally for 30 sec, causing their cooldowns to recover 30% faster. Blessing of Spring - Bless an ally for 30 sec, increasing their healing done by 15% and healing received by 30%. Blessing of Summer - Bless an ally for 30 sec, causing their attacks to have a 40% chance to deal 30% additional damage as Holy. Blessing of Winter - Bless an ally for 30 sec. Their spells and abilities deal [ 5% of Attack Power or 5% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and reduce enemies' movement speed by 5% and attack speed by 2%, stacking 10 times. Breaking Dawn - Increases the range of Light of Dawn to 40 yds. Consecration - Consecrates the land beneath you, causing [ 45% of Attack Power ] Holy damage over 12 sec to enemies who enter the area. Limit 1. Divine Resonance - After casting Divine Toll, you instantly cast Holy Shock every 5 sec. This effect lasts 15 sec. Divine Revelations - While empowered by Infusion of Light, Flash of Light heals for an additional 5%, and Holy Light refunds 1% of maximum mana. Echoing Blessings - Blessing of Freedom increases the target's movement speed by 5%. Blessing of Protection and Blessing of Sacrifice reduce the target's damage taken by 5%. These effects linger for 8 sec after the Blessing ends. Empyrean Endowment - Judgment empowers your next Templar's Verdict to automatically trigger Divine Storm with 25% increased effectiveness. This effect can only occur every 30 sec. Empyreal Ward - Lay on Hands grants the target 15% increased armor for 60 sec. Executioner's Wrath - Execution Sentence now instead deals 15% of the damage taken from your abilities during its active time to the target and nearby enemies within 8 yards. Execution Sentence - A hammer slowly falls from the sky upon the target. After until cancelled, they suffer [ 282% of Attack Power ] Holy damage, plus [ 250% of Attack Power ]% of damage taken from your abilities in that time. Eye of Tyr - Releases a blinding flash from Truthguard, causing [ 56.7% of Attack Power ] Holy damage to all nearby enemies within 8 yds and reducing all damage they deal to you by 25% for 9 sec. (Instant, 1 min cooldown) Focal Light - Beacon of Light transfers an additional 10% of the amount healed. Holy Crusader - Increases your mastery by 2%. Illumination - Holy Light and Flash of Light healing increased by 10%. Maraad's Dying Breath - Light of Dawn increases your next Light of the Martyr by 10% for each ally healed, and allows that Light of the Martyr to heal through Beacon of Light. Light of the Martyr damages you over 5 sec instead of instantly. Sacred Shield - Protects the target with a shield of Holy Light for 30 sec, absorbing up to [ 1 + 130.6% of Holy Spell Power ] damage every 6 sec. Only one target can be affected at a time. (Instant, 40 yd range, 6 sec cooldown) Sanctified Ground - Your Consecration is 15% larger, and you cannot be slowed below 80% of normal movement speed within Consecration. This effect lasts for 2 sec after leaving Consecration. Scintillation - Holy Shock has a 5% increased critical strike chance. Sealed Verdict - Your Holy Power spending abilities increase the damage of your next Blade of Justice by 8%. Seal of Wrath - Judgment has a 25% chance to cast again and deal [ 28% of Attack Power ] extra Holy damage to the target. Shining Savior - Word of Glory and Light of Dawn healing increased by 5%. Unending Light (NYI) - Each Holy Power spent on Light of Dawn increases the healing of your next Word of Glory by 5%, up to a maximum of 45%. Untempered Dedication - Light of the Martyr's damage and healing is increased by 8% each time it is cast. This effect can stack up to 5 times and lasts for 15 sec.
In our latest post, we go through a list of things to do before Dragonflight goes live.
Dragonflight launches on or before December 31, 2022. The mounts listed here will still be obtainable in the Dragonflight pre-patch that will hit live servers a few weeks before the expansion.
Complete Ahead of the Curve: The Jailer
Fractal Cypher of the Carcinized Zerethsteed will be removed with Dragonflight. Until then, the mount guaranteed upon defeating the Jailer on Heroic difficulty and above. The Jailer drops a quest item (Almanac's Echo) that you turn in for the mount.
Defeat Sylvanas Windrunner on Mythic Difficulty
Defeating Sylvanas Windrunner in the Sanctum of Domination raid on Mythic difficulty yields Vengeance's Reins. The mount will have a drop chance close to 1% when Dragonflight launches.
Defeat the Jailer on Mythic Difficulty
Likewise, if you haven't obtained the mount from Mythic Jailer yet, you still have plenty of time to do so before the drop rate is reduced to a measly 1% with the opening of the first Dragonflight raid tier.
Earn Keystone Master in Shadowlands Season 4
The mount tied to Season 4 is Restoration Deathwalker and requires a Mythic+ Rating of at least 2,000. It's going away when Season 4 ends.
Earn the Gladiator Title and Mount
Eternal Gladiator's Soul Eater and the title are going away with the end of PvP Season 4. You must win 50 3v3 games while at Elite rank during Shadowlands Season 4 to earn both.
Eternal Gladiator's Soul Eater (the wings are not rendered correctly in the model viewer).
Season 4 Dungeon Teleports
Dungeons from previous expansions were added to the Mythic+ pool in Season 4 and completing them at Mythic Level 20 or higher, rewards dungeon teleports that are going away with the launch of Dragonflight.
Keystone Hero: Grimrail Depot - Complete Grimrail Depot at Mythic Level 20 or higher, within the time limit.Reward: Teleport to Grimrail Depot Keystone Hero: Iron Docks - Complete Iron Docks at Mythic Level 20 or higher, within the time limit. Reward: Teleport to Iron Docks Keystone Hero: Operation: Mechagon - Complete Operation: Mechagon - Junkyard and Operation: Mechagon - Workshop at Mythic Level 20 or higher, within the time limit. Reward: Teleport to Mechagon Keystone Hero: Return to Karazhan - Complete Return to Karazhan: Lower and Return to Karazhan: Upper at Mythic Level 20 or higher, within the time limit. Reward: Teleport to Karazhan Shadowlands Feat of Strength Achievement
Back from the Beyond, the Shadowlands meta-achievement, is a Feat of Strength and will most likely be removed with the launch of Dragonflight.
Thanks to MrLachyG and @Arip.
Mythic Season 4 Elite PvP Armor Sets
The current Elite PvP Sets are going away too and you must earn a rating of 2,100+ (Duelist: Shadowlands Season 4) if you want to earn every single piece of armor, including the cloak.
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Fishbones06 is back with another awesome concept of Zandalari Warlock minion glyphs.
Even though Zandalari Troll Warlocks are not available for play in World of Warcraft, Fishbones06 created concept art of minion glyphs. Voidwalkers with masks look awesome, don't you agree?