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Patch 9.1.5 PTR Notes: September 8th

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This week's Patch 9.1.5 PTR notes have arrived.

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Hello everyone! Here are the notes for this week’s PTR build.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Consumption (Talent) now deals 60% more damage.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Special Delivery (Talent) now deals 100% more damage.
  • Paladin
    • Vanquisher’s Hammer (Necrolord Ability) now increases the effectiveness of the free Holy Power spender by 25%.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Dreadblades (Talent) initial strike deals 26% more damage and now immediately fills your Combo Points in addition to its current effects.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Nether Portal (Talent) cooldown reduced to 2.5 minutes (was 3 minutes).
  • Warrior
    • Impending Victory (Talent) cooldown reduced to 25 seconds (was 30 seconds) and now heals for 40% of your max health (was 30%).

Covenants

  • Sanctums
    • Redeemed Souls
      • Rescuing Souls within Torghast, Tower of the Damned now earn credit for “Return Lost Souls.”
    • Venthyr: Ember Court
      • Players can now use their influence with guests to help their friends or alternate characters.
        • Once you’ve completed the Best Friend quest for a Guest, that Guest will offer a quest inside your Ember Court scenario to all other players who visit.
        • These “Friend of a Friend” quests unlock a permanent 30% increase to friendship gains with that Guest, so invite a player or two to your next Ember Court and start the introductions to help them make friends faster.
        • Alternate characters on your account will also be offered these quests inside their own Ember Court scenario. Word travels quickly around the court!
      • Temel now sells a new favor item: The Party Herald’s Party Hat.
        • This Bind-on-Account item can be sent to alternate characters, and permanently increases reputation gains with the Ember Court by 30% for any character that uses it.
        • This item also gives Temel a new, fancier party hat and gives you an option to ask Temel to put the hat on you inside the scenario.
      • You will now receive a confirmation prompt when you queue for the scenario if one of your current Guests has not RSVPed (and therefore would not attend if you start the scenario).

Items and Rewards

  • Increased the drop rate of Shards of Domination.
  • Significantly increased the amount of Soul Cinders awarded from Layers 8 – 12, Maw Assaults, Tormentors of Torghast, and Command Table missions.
  • Players who reach 80 Renown can purchase a Broker Mark of Distinction for 500 gold in Oribos that can be used on an alternate character to instantly grant the character up to Renown 40. Cannot be used above 40 Renown.
  • Players can now purchase versions of Korthian Armaments that create a piece of gear for specific slots.
  • Acquirer Ta’gosh in the Hall of Curiosities now sells a Gateway Control Shard that lets you activate the nearest Demonic Gateway.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Repeatedly completing Wings now awards the full amount of Soul Ash (up from 20% after the first clear).
  • Repeatedly completing Wings now awards the full amount of Soul Cinders (up from none after the first clear).

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Group Finder Improvements
    • Group creators are now able to browse listings.
  • The size of the cursor can now be increased in the Accessibility menu.
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Nice changes.

 

I know, I know, "they should have done this earlier", but I'm still glad it happened. Still, I wonder if they finally learned their lesson?

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4 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

Nice changes.

 

I know, I know, "they should have done this earlier", but I'm still glad it happened. Still, I wonder if they finally learned their lesson?

We won't know that until 10.0. I'd say yes, but possibly ONLY for the next expansion and then maybe they try to slowly walk it all back for metrics. I'm just REALLY looking forward to 10.0 now,  it's going to be an INSANE expansion, they'll put everything they have into it - Legion 2 coming up!

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7 minutes ago, Starym said:

We won't know that until 10.0. I'd say yes, but possibly ONLY for the next expansion and then maybe they try to slowly walk it all back for metrics. I'm just REALLY looking forward to 10.0 now,  it's going to be an INSANE expansion, they'll put everything they have into it - Legion 2 coming up!

Wouldn't surprise me. They broke their rule of adding another class every other expansion, so it makes sense. Same for new races. 

The Sapphire Skyblazer seems to indicate to what kind of expansion we can expect. Plus, the datamined transmog set and bundle indicate to an Elune/Light expansion.

 

Maybe they'll add new specs instead of classes, but who knows really?

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Maybe they've finally realized that time gating things like the leggo upgrades doesn't really make much difference in world first races when guilds get to spend a month or two on the PTR learning the fights being their guinea pigs.

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2 hours ago, Starym said:

We won't know that until 10.0. I'd say yes, but possibly ONLY for the next expansion and then maybe they try to slowly walk it all back for metrics. I'm just REALLY looking forward to 10.0 now,  it's going to be an INSANE expansion, they'll put everything they have into it - Legion 2 coming up!

They can do it if they give it all of their power. Blizzard can break records and make expansion even better than Legion. If they decide that it should happen. 

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