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Patch 9.1: Chains of Domination PTR Update Notes: May 18th

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Here come this week's 9.1 PTR patch notes, with more class changes, including Anti-Magic Zone nerfs, Mistweaver buffs, Renown catchup buffs, a brand new Mythic+ keystone exchange system and more.

Blizzard LogoPTR May 18 (Source)

CLASSES

  • Death Knight

    • Anti-Magic Zone cooldown increased to 3 minutes (was 2 minutes) and will now fade when it absorbs a certain amount of damage.
  • Monk

    • Mistweaver
      • Tiger Palm damage increased by 10%.
      • Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%.
      • Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 10%.
      • Spinning Crane Kick damage increased by 20%.
      • Enveloping Mist mana cost reduced to 5.6% base mana (was 6%).
      • Revival (Rank 2) now learned at level 56 – Revival now procs Gust of Mists on each target healed.
      • Revival healing reduced by 10%.
  • Paladin

    • Holy
      • Inflorescence of the Sunwell (Runecarving Power) now gives Holy Light a 30% chance to generate 2 Holy Power when it consumes Infusion of Light.
  • Warlock

    • Affliction
      • New Conduit: Withering Bolt – Shadow Bolt deals 10% 20% (or Drain Soul deals 5% 10%) more damage per damage-over-time effect active on your target.
    • Destruction
      • Shadowburn (Talent) damage increased by 23% and now refreshes a charge if the target dies within 5 seconds.

COVENANTS

  • Renown
    • Players who have neglected their duties with their Covenant Sanctum and find themselves behind in Renown will now have an increased chance to receive Renown as a reward from all relevant activities.

DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

  • Ta’hsup in the Hall of Holding in Oribos will now offer a Keystone to players who don’t have a Keystone, as long as they have completed at least 1 Shadowlands dungeon on Mythic+ difficulty.
  • Ta’hsup now spawns at the end of Mythic+ dungeons that are completed before the time limit is reached. He will offer a one-time Keystone exchange to any player whose current Keystone is at or below the level of the dungeon that was recently completed on time. Keystones that are a higher level than the dungeon that was recently completed on time cannot be traded, including the Keystone that was used to start the run.

ITEMS AND REWARDS

  • Shards of Domination – Select gear that is dropped in Sanctum of Domination can be enhanced by Shards of Domination, which can be found from defeating bosses in Sanctum of Domination. The system is still in development and will be updated in a forthcoming build of the 9.1 PTR.
    • There are 9 Shards of Domination that exist and can be upgraded to Rank 5 with Stygian Embers, a new currency earned by defeating Sanctum of Domination bosses.
    • Select gear that drops from Sanctum of Domination bosses have Domination Sockets. A maximum of 5 shards can be socketed at one time.
  • Players who are not satisfied with the selection of gear that the Great Vault has provided them with for the week can now opt to receive a new currency that will let them choose from a number of alternative rewards including Anima, Stygia, and Soul Ash. If you decide to go down this path, seek out Ko’tul next to the Great Vault to choose your reward.

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • Hunter

    • New PvP Talent: Chimaeral Sting.
    • Hunting Pack (PvP Talent) now grants the entire Aspect of the Cheetah effect to allies within 15 yards (was only 3 seconds of 90% increased movement speed).
    • Scorpid Sting (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Spider Sting (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Viper Sting (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Wild Protector (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Marksmanship
      • New PvP Talent: Consecutive Concussion.
  • Shaman

    • New PvP Talent: Unleash Shield.
    • Purifying Waters (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Enhancement
      • New PvP Talent: Static Field Totem.
  • Warrior

    • Demolition (PvP Talent) now increases Shattering Throw’s damage to absorb shields by an additional 500%.

RUNECARVING

  • New Runecarving Powers
    • Monk, Rogue, Shaman, Hunter, Warlock and Priest have new and updated powers in the May 18 update.

THE MAW

  • New Zone: Korthia
    • Visitor Dailies
      • New Visitor dailies added in the May 18 update.
  • New rares and treasures to discover in Korthia and Desmotaeron.
    • New rares added in the May 18 update.

TORGHAST, TOWER OF THE DAMNED

  • Soul Ash
    • Players that have unlocked Layer 9 of Torghast will now be able to transfer Soul Ash at a slight loss to another character on their account by seeking out Bonesmith Heirmir in Korthia.

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1 hour ago, Staff said:
  • Renown
    • Players who have neglected their duties with their Covenant Sanctum and find themselves behind in Renown will now have an increased chance to receive Renown as a reward from all relevant activities.

Wait, is it the pretending "40 Renown catch-up" ? It looks like it's nothing to do with it but I prefer to be sure. Blizz habits to *filtered* us, you know.. x)

Just upgrading the randomness to get renown is everything but a catch-up, I really hope this is something else.

Edited by Leodagan

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8 hours ago, Leodagan said:

Wait, is it the pretending "40 Renown catch-up" ? It looks like it's nothing to do with it but I prefer to be sure. Blizz habits to *filtered* us, you know.. x)

Just upgrading the randomness to get renown is everything but a catch-up, I really hope this is something else.

Even if it is, so what? Are you saying you won't be doing callings, dungeons, raids, or PvP in 9.1? You want a magic button to just jump from 1 to 40 Renown?

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15 hours ago, SidonisAntares said:

Even if it is, so what? Are you saying you won't be doing callings, dungeons, raids, or PvP in 9.1? You want a magic button to just jump from 1 to 40 Renown?

Again another random twisting my words.

So what ? So it's not catch-up. That's it. Don't let them call something with the wrong name.

Calling this an upgrade % Renown droprate, no problem.

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3 hours ago, Leodagan said:

Again another random twisting my words.

So what ? So it's not catch-up. That's it. Don't let them call something with the wrong name.

Calling this an upgrade % Renown droprate, no problem.

If you are behind in Renown, you have an increased chance to get Renown as a reward, therefore you're getting faster Renown levels. To me it sounds like a Catch-Up. With the Catch-Up which is live right now, I leveled my Renown to 40 within a week, so imo it works really well.

And who knows, maybe Blizzard will add a Heart of Azeroth like Catch-Up where you jump from 1 to 25 or something like that. 

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9 hours ago, Leodagan said:

Again another random twisting my words.

So what ? So it's not catch-up. That's it. Don't let them call something with the wrong name.

Calling this an upgrade % Renown droprate, no problem.

I didn't twist your words, I asked you a question. Are you not going to participate in the events that would automatically catch you up if you're behind in Renown? And that's pretty funny referring to me as a rando from the anonymity of a throwaway account.

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2 hours ago, SidonisAntares said:

I didn't twist your words, I asked you a question. Are you not going to participate in the events that would automatically catch you up if you're behind in Renown? And that's pretty funny referring to me as a rando from the anonymity of a throwaway account.

Yes you did, by suggestion when you asked your question.
Throwaway account ? X') You think you're someone because you posted some useless comments on a website. Yes, you're an huge random to me.

 

8 hours ago, Ricune said:

If you are behind in Renown, you have an increased chance to get Renown as a reward, therefore you're getting faster Renown levels. To me it sounds like a Catch-Up. With the Catch-Up which is live right now, I leveled my Renown to 40 within a week, so imo it works really well.

And who knows, maybe Blizzard will add a Heart of Azeroth like Catch-Up where you jump from 1 to 25 or something like that. 

Well there is no catch-up in game actually. Renown was just time gated at the launch of the patch to avoid abuses.
If the system required your main to be XX level Renown and helped that way your alts, it will be catch-up.
Just pushing out the time gated limit doesn't make previous renown points a catch-up system.

In honnest companies like the one where I work, you'll be fired and pursuit to using such false advertising like Blizzard does.
Actually it's forbidden, law is supposed ot be the same for everyone, but "supposed" only.
And yep, one last time, this manipulation system isn't recognized as catch-up (it's a very known move, the time gated thing with the impression of catch-up when it's not).

I'm just tired to see them insulting and using players like they do. I'm trying to defend us, players, and some randoms like the other guy refuses to use his brain just jump on me defending stupidly those dishonest actions.

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On 5/20/2021 at 3:40 PM, Leodagan said:

Well there is no catch-up in game actually. Renown was just time gated at the launch of the patch to avoid abuses.
If the system required your main to be XX level Renown and helped that way your alts, it will be catch-up.
Just pushing out the time gated limit doesn't make previous renown points a catch-up system.

In honnest companies like the one where I work, you'll be fired and pursuit to using such false advertising like Blizzard does.
Actually it's forbidden, law is supposed ot be the same for everyone, but "supposed" only.
And yep, one last time, this manipulation system isn't recognized as catch-up (it's a very known move, the time gated thing with the impression of catch-up when it's not).

I'm just tired to see them insulting and using players like they do. I'm trying to defend us, players, and some randoms like the other guy refuses to use his brain just jump on me defending stupidly those dishonest actions.

To be honest, I don't think we will get the same opinion. In my opinion, that faster gettin Renown is a Catch-Up, in your optinion it isn't. Oh, and I don't feel insulted by Blizzard. I play and enjoy the game I want it to and if it doesn't feel great anymore to me, I will cancle my subscribtion, that's it.

Let's just settle this and enjoy the game 🙂

 

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