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We have a slightly ironic new No.1 in the rankings, as Destruction finally made it to the top right as the giant nerf was announced (and then postponed), as the spec becomes the top dog for Mythic+ and raiding! There's plenty more movement so let's take a look.
These past 2 weeks were:
Fortified, Inspiring, Grievous
Tyrannical, Spiteful, Necrotic (and Encrypted)
After a short stint at the top, Fire has been dethroned (but it didn't go far), as Destruction is now reigning supreme in both raids and dungeons - at least until the recently announced and delayed nerfs coming in Season 4. Survival pushed up into 2nd, also stepping over Fire, who landed in 3rd after finally having climbed back up to the top. Windwalker and Outlaw close out the top 5, as both specs have hugely benefited from the 9.2.5 tuning, and with Destruction going away soon, it'll be interesting to see how the top specs re-arrange themselves in response. Subtletly may be at the bottom of the barrel in raids, but the long-running ruler of Mythic+ has only dropped to 6th, and after it we see a big drop-off in completion, as Arcane, Marksmanship, Fury and Demonology round out the top 10. Havoc has dropped 3 spots and out of the top 10, while the bottom 3 remain the same, just re-arranged.
Mythic+ All Keys 95th Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
Destruction takes over the generalist bracket as well, with the other spec that's receiving nerfs in Season 4 sits right behind it. Windwalker and Outlaw move past Fire, which was in 3rd last we checked, so while it wasn't as big a drop here as in the high percentiles, it's still going down. Arcane moves up a little, passing Fury, who is now sandwiched between two Mage specs in 10th. Assassination, Affliction and Beast Mastery remain the bottom 3, same as in the high percentiles.
Mythic+ All Keys All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
A flawlessly balanced presentation that would make even Thanos proud once again from the +15s, with Survival and Windwalker at the top, and Fire actually gaining a spot unlike in the overall rankings. Subtletly and Outlaw stick together, as Destruction ends up just outside the top 5.
Mythic+15 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
Windwalkers remain on top in the 20ies, with Survival right behind them, as Fire seems to be doing really well in the higher keys, rising 2 spots here as well. Outlaw is doing better and better everywhere it seems, slowly but surely rising up after players realize it's very solid after the 9.2.5 buffs.
Mythic+20 All Percentile Data by Warcraft Logs.
For even more in-depth data for each individual key head on over to Warcraft Logs. And if you're interested in more info on the specs themselves you can always check out our class guides or our extensive Mythic+ guides as well, which have tier lists, dungeon rankings and more.
Starting today, Amazon Prime members can claim 3 transmog helms in World of Warcraft starting with the first Jewel of the Firelord available right now.
From June 29 - July 26, you can claim Jewel of the Firelord. From July 27 - August 23, you will be able to claim Hood of Hungering Darkness. From August 24 - September 20, you can claim Crown of Eternal Winter. Transmog helms will not be available in WoW / Burning Crusade Classic.
We’re teaming up with Amazon Prime Gaming for a special offer*! For a limited time, Prime Gaming subscribers can get up to three transmog helms for World of Warcraft** returning straight from the Blizzard Archive—the blazing Jewel of the Firelord, the somber Hood of Hungering Darkness, and the frosty Crown of Eternal Winter.
Starting today until July 26, Prime Gaming members can heat things up when they claim the blazing Jewel of the Firelord.
Not a Prime Gaming member? Click here to activate your account or start a FREE 30-day trial!
Offer #1 – Jewel of the Firelord
Claim by July 26, 2022 to receive this transmog helm.
Offer #2 – Hood of Hungering Darkness
Available July 27. Claim by August 23 to receive this transmog helm.
Offer #3 – Crown of the Eternal Winter
Available August 24. Claim by September 20, 2022 to receive this transmog helm.
Once you claim an offer, log in to World of Warcraft and visit your favorite transmogrifier in any major city (like Warpweaver Dushar in Orgrimmar or Warpweaver Hashom in Stormwind). Look for your new helm transmogs in the Appearances tab of your Collection, then apply your freshly obtained helm look to your character.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR REWARDS
Become a Prime Gaming Member:
If you don't already have a Twitch account, create one here. If you don’t already have a Prime account, sign up for a FREE trial. Connect your Twitch account to your Prime account here. Link Your Blizzard and Twitch Accounts:
Log in to your Twitch account. If you don't already have a Blizzard account, create one here. Navigate to the Twitch Connections page in the Settings menu. Locate the Blizzard Battle.net section and chose your gameplay region. Log in to the Blizzard account you wish to link and click Log in to Blizzard. Claim Your Prime Gaming Offer:
Visit the Prime Gaming Rewards page for World of Warcraft. Log in to your Prime Gaming account and authorize. Verify your linked Blizzard account and click Claim Your Loot. Success! You are ready to redeem your items in-game. Redeem Your Rewards:
Launch the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app. Log in to your linked Blizzard account. Launch World of Warcraft. Visit a transmog vendor which can be found in any capital city. Before linking your Twitch and Blizzard accounts, check to see that you’re not logged in to any other Blizzard accounts at the same time in the same browser, as this could cause complications. For the best results, complete the process in "private browsing" or "incognito" mode.
Once you claim a Prime Gaming reward for World of Warcraft, and if you remain an active Prime Gaming member, all future rewards in the campaign will be automatically applied to the same Blizzard account and cannot be transferred. Be sure that your preferred Blizzard account is connected to your Twitch account at the time of enrolling!
Need more info? Click here to visit the Twitch Prime FAQ for more details.
*Offer only available where Twitch Prime is available.
**Transmog helms not available in WoW: Classic, Burning Crusade Classic or Season of Mastery.
Blizzard pushed the fourth encrypted build of Dragonflight Alpha to the "WoW Dev" branch!
We've reached a point where we get a new encrypted Dragonflight build each week, which means Closed Alpha should start really soon.
(us) BuildConfig: 4c8a087 → 68224a1! (us) CDNConfig: 1d727e7 → f4bc4c7! (us) BuildId: 44275 → 44402! To further support the claim, Blizzard also shipped the very first externally accessible Dragonflight Alpha build yesterday. The build is intended for CPU and GPU manufacturers to test hardware stability.
Dragonflight Alpha Builds So Far
Build Number When? Patch 10.0.0 Build 43342 (Encrypted) April 22, 2022 Patch 10.0.0 Build 44167 (Encrypted) June 14, 2022 Patch 10.0.0 Build 44275 (Encrypted) June 21, 2022 Patch 10.0.0 Build 44402 (Encrypted) *new* June 28, 2022 What's Next?
With weekly encrypted builds and Battle.net changes, we should see the "WoW Beta" branch getting the first non-encrypted Patch 10.0.0 build with F&F Alpha.
If you accept a cross-faction group invite while doing a PvP Brawl or inside Battlegrounds, you will turn hostile to all players and won't be able to resurrect at the graveyard.
Did you see any team members suddenly turning hostile in PvP since the introduction of cross-faction play and wonder what's causing it?
Reddit user Rambo_One2 accepted a cross-faction group invite while in the Deep Six brawl. The player turned hostile to everyone including their team. Here's a screenshot where the player is attacked and killed by former team members.
The game won't let you resurrect at the Graveyard if you accept a cross-faction group invite and you must run to your corpse to resurrect.
This behavior isn't unique to brawls and occurs in Battlegrounds as well.
Blizzard released Patch 0.9.2 for Warcraft Arclight Rumble. It contains some quality-of-life features, Mini and Mission tuning, and various bug fixes. Here are the official patch notes with more details.
Beta Update 0.9.2
June 28, 2022
Developer Note: Patch 0.9.2 provides a handful of quality-of-life features, Mini and Mission tuning, and bugfixes while we prepare for our next content patch.
Fixed an issue that would allow Core Hounds to be healed from other sources when they are dead. Fixed an issue causing heals from Minis to affect bosses. Talents
Developer Note: The goal for Talents, with rare exception, is to make units better at what they are good at instead of changing their roles. Melee Minis with Talents that killed flying units changed their role a bit too much. Similarly, Talents like Meat and Bones changed unit matchups substantially. Lastly, the prevalence of stuns, especially passive ones from ranged or unbound Minis has been reduced.
Abomination Noxious Presence no longer damages flying enemies. Angry Chickens Walking Crate health has been increased to allow for more hits from towers. Bloodmage Thalnos Death Coil has been replaced with Drain Life. Cairne Plains Running speed buff is now permanent. Cheat Death Leeching Poison has been renamed to Vampirism. Drake Drakes using Roost, will now more reliably roost closer to the center of towers. Fire Elemental Immolation Aura’s damage frequency has been increased; overall damage is unchanged. Firehammer Dwarf Blazing Speed will now increase max Fury stacks to 5 instead of granting a passive 15% attack speed increase. Footmen Shield Spikes has been replaced with Fortification. New Talent: Fortification – Gain 30% additional empty Health. Frostwolf Shaman Stoneskin Totem has been replaced with Earth Shield. New Talent: Earth Shield – Permanently grant Armored to a nearby ally with 1 charge. Gargoyle New Talent: Obsidian Statue – Gargoyle becomes a statue with taunt upon death. Goblin Sappers Crude Gunpowder burn damage and area of effect has been increased. Gryphon Rider Air Drop has been reworked. The initial drop now happens faster with a longer delay between subsequent potions. Meat Wagon Meat and Bones will now alternate attacks between summoning a skeleton and dealing normal damage. Ogre Mage Ignite burn damage has been increased. Prowler Den Mother has been replaced with Predatory Instincts. New Talent: Predatory Instincts – Deal double damage to enemies at full health. Quilboar Bristleback will no longer damage flying enemies, damage has been increased significantly, and a short cooldown has been added. Rend Flaming Soul has been replaced with Legionnaire. New Talent: Legionnaire – Dismounted when first taking damage. Gyth will continue to fight. S.A.F.E. Pilot Comin’ in Hot burn damage has been increased. Skeleton Party 5 Man replaces Cheap Shot for Rogue with Ambush. Missions
Blackfathom Deeps GrglMrgl Two additional gold nodes have been added. King Gordok Has been tuned to prevent players from winning the map by ignoring the side lieutenants. The Sickly Gazelle An additional gold node has been added to the right lane. Made additional small adjustments to balance, Campaign, and Quest missions. User Interface and Accessibility
Restarting or exiting a match that would grant 0 XP will now skip the end of game screen. Fixed some Mini, Talent, and Relic description bugs. Fixed a number of tutorial bugs. Fixed some bugs that would cause skulls not to be properly rewarded. Fixed a number of visual bugs that occurred during the level up screen. Fixed some aspect ratio bugs. Fixed additional performance and polish bugs.