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In order to improve the AoE performance of Shadow Priests in short duration multitarget situations, changes are planned for the class with next week's maintenance.
With the next weekly maintenance, we'll be shifting around some of Shadow Priests' damage sources with the goal of improving their AOE damage performance in short-duration multitarget situations - namely dungeon trash packs.
The nature and lifetime of dungeon trash packs makes it hard for Shadow Priests to ramp up to their full damage potential as part of their rotation. These changes should improve that situation, with a mostly neutral effect for overall performance in longer-duration raid fights. Void Eruption No longer deals a separate damage event for each of your Shadow Word: Pain or Vampiric Touch on each target. Instead, deals a single damage event to all targets that have EITHER your Shadow Word: Pain or Vampiric Touch. Void Eruption damage increased by 700% Shadow Crash Cooldown reduced to 20 sec. (down from 30 sec) Insanity generation increased to 20. (up from 15) Missile speed increased by 60%. Mind Sear (Passive) Damage increased by 50%. Heart of the Void (Legendary) Increases Void Eruption’s damage by 75% (down from 300%) and heals you for 25% (down from 40%) of the damage done. Developers Note: This is compensation for the Void Eruption buff. The overall effect is mostly neutral. Shadow Word: Pain/Vampiric Touch Damage reduced by 4%. Developers Note: This is compensation for the Void Eruption buff in extended fights.
World of Warcraft is currently on discount and redditor Gankeros pointed out an interesting fact; a level 100 boost costs just $25 and that's not the only thing!
Level 100 Boost for $25
Up to 8 World of Warcraft licenses can be attached to a single Battle.net account. The best thing is that the level 100 boost is account-wide, so after you activate the secondary game license, you can use the level 100 boost on your main (primary) license.
Go to Account Management and under "Game Accounts", navigate to World of Warcraft and select the "Play for free" option to create a new World of Warcraft license. You should be then offered a WoW bundle for $25 / 25 EUR.
Other Benefits of 2 World of Warcraft Accounts
The standard Battle Chest comes with 30 days of game time and Black Friday is the ideal time to buy another WoW copy in case you've ever wanted to try out multiboxing. ISBoxer should be your go-to multiboxing software for World of Warcraft. They even offer a trial and it's really easy to set up. Don't forget to recruit yourself before doing any of this!
If you don't need Legion, it's still good to least buy the Battle Chest for gold making. The first account is obviously your main and the second can be used for sniping. It gets even better if you have two monitors and you log in simultaneously on both accounts. Sniping is well worth it and the account will pay for itself in the long run. What exactly is sniping? The process of constantly checking the last page of the Auction House for cheap deals using preset filters. The main issue with a single license is that you can't be logged in on two characters at the same time. With two accounts, you can have one constantly sniping the Auction House, while you're playing your main.
Did you miss any matches played at BlizzCon 2017? No problem! Blizzard uploaded a recap video of the WoW Arena World Championship with all important highlights.
Congratulations to this year's world champions - team ABC! For more BlizzCon coverage check out our BlizzCon 2017 content hub.
Miss any matches? Forget the final? Wonder who won? Look no further! We have all the action from the Arena World Championship world finals at BlizzCon 2017 right here.
WANT THE TL;DR? WATCH THE RECAP VIDEO
HOW CHAMPIONS ARE MADE
In the opening week, ten teams descended on Anaheim in the run-up to the finals, with two teams eliminated on day one.
Panda Global took down Rockets Eclipse with relative ease, to be met by defending world champions Method: Triforce. Panda Global were on fire, with the fever-pitch energy of the crowd fanning the flames. They beat the champions 3-1 in the semi-final to win their place in the final.
EU VS NA
Across the bracket, the top-seeded North America team—Method Synergy—faced Europe’s second seeded team, ABC. ABC’s tried and tested formula of Alec on Mage and Niksi on Rogue, seen the previous year, worked like a charm taking down NA’s #1 team 3-2.
ABC EASY AS 123…4
The finals in 2017 were once again NA vs EU. The comeback kids on Panda Global looked a little shaky and struggled to hold form, testing the limits of their passionate fans’ patience and creating a tense, exciting atmosphere throughout the arena. Sensing victory, ABC took full control; beating Panda Global in a nail-biting set of games 4-0—earning them their rightful place in World of Warcraft Arena history.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ABC: WORLD CHAMPIONS!
ABC Crowned World Champions
For more information on all our esports events, including announcements about our upcoming tournaments, head to our dedicated esports site for all the gory details. See you soon!
Find out what's happening in World of Warcraft during the week of November 21.
Antorus the Burning Throne
Antorus will open November 28. Mythic difficulty and the first LFR wing will be available starting December 5.
Artifact Knowledge Level 53
All players have access to AK level 53. Legion's max AK cap is 55. There's no reason to worry about catching up on Artifact traits or the Netherlight Crucible relic slots, because AP tokens from world quest and/or bosses will unlock all traits and Concordance of the Legionfall.
Mythic Keystone Rewards & Affixes
The ceiling on Mythic Keystone rewards will go up to 15 the week of December 5, when the Mythic difficulty of Antorus opens. If you do a Mythic Keystone 11-15 next week, that effort will be reflected in your weekly chest on December 5. More information can be found here.
Bolstering Explosive Tyrannical Argus Weekly Quests
Fuel of a Doomed World: Collect 50 Pristine Argunite from Invasion Points, Rare encounters, or treasure chests on Argus to receive 300 Veiled Argunite. Invasion Onslaught: Complete 3 Invasion Points to get 200 Veiled Argunite. Argus World Boss Occularus
Occularus is this week's Greater Invasion Point world boss. The portal can be found in Antoran Wastes (55, 50). Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for a bonus roll. All Argus world bosses drop ilvl 930 loot. Loot tables and Dungeon Journal entries can be found here. World Boss The Soultakers
Search for the epic world quest The Soultakers in Stormheim. Death Knights can unlock the Dark Runeblade appearance for the Blades of the Fallen Prince via Runes of the Darkening.
World Boss Loot Tables
Barnacled Mistcaller Orb Cord of Kept Souls Hel-Cursed Belt Helchain Waistguard Sea-Reaver's Girdle Soultrapper's Pendant Thrice-Accursed Compass Legion Dungeon Event (Nov 21 - 28)
While this event is active, the final boss of each Legion dungeon awards an extra item when defeated (Sign of the Warrior). Don't forget to complete the weekly dungeon quest "Emissary of War" to get Cache of Fel Treasures that contains a piece of Heroic Tomb of Sargeras gear. WoW's 13 Anniversary (Nov 16 - 30)
World of Warcraft's 13th anniversary continues until November 30. Don't forget to make use of Celebration Package and read more details here.
Pilgrim's Bounty (Nov 20 - 27)
Not much has changed in 2017. Cosmetic Pilgrim's Bounty gear can be transmogrified during the event. More information can be found in our Pilgrim's Bounty guide.