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9.1.5 PTR Patch Notes: October 13th

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This week's PTR notes bring changes to the Mecha-Done achievement, the arrival of the (awesome) datamined Lightforged Dranei Paladin class mount, a catch-up for Archivist’s Codex reputation, PvP changes, and more.

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Hello everyone! 
Here are this week’s 9.1.5 PTR notes:

Achievements

  • The following changes have been made to Mecha-Done:
    • Developers’ note: We’re smoothing out the rough edges in this epic meta-achievement to help players who are stuck on one of the more rare elements finally get that wheel mount!
    • Vinyl: Triumph of Gnomeregan – Now a guaranteed drop from the Hard Mode version of the Reclamation Rig event.
    • Vinyl: Battle for Gnomeregan – Drop rate increased from all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Holographic Digitalization Relay – Drop rate increased from all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Emergency Rocket Chicken – OOX-Fleetfoot/MG respawns faster and no longer despawns if not killed by the end of its path. OOX-Fleetfoot/MG now has a Vignette star that pings the minimap when he races by if you are eligible to loot OOX-Avenger/MG.
    • Paint Vial: Lemonade Steel – Droprate of Exothermic Evaporator Coil increased. Duration of rain reduced, but the spawn rate of Oxidized Leachates during rain is drastically increased (700% faster). Oxidized Leachbeast now has significantly more chances to spawn during rain.
    • "Playtime’s Over" and “Battle Tested” – Both of these quests are now always offered as follow-ups to “Toys of Destruction” (was 1, chosen randomly).

Allied Races

  • Lightforged Draenei Paladins now have a unique class mount – the Lightforged Ruinstrider.

Classes

  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Crane Adept’s Enveloping Mist from Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) no longer gains cooldown reduction from the Monk’s Haste.
        • Crane Adepts from Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) now cast Enveloping Mist twice when summoned.

Items and Rewards

  • Au’Dara the Heirloom broker in Oribos now sells the following bind-on-account item:
    • Timebound Ruminations – Grants 5000 experience points directly to a Adventures companion of your choice.

Korthia and the Maw

  • Korthia rares now have a chance to drop Relics on repeat kills (was a daily lockout for a chance at Relics).
  • More Relic carrying enemies can be found in Korthia with the All-Seeing Crystal.
  • Trained Gromit now locates more relic caches.
  • Korthia Rifts
    • A new weekly quest, “Lost Research”, will be available to characters at Tier 4 with the Archivists’ Codex or on alts with a Tier 4 character on the account. This new quest will direct players into the Korthian Rift and reward a large amount of Archivists’ Codex reputation and Cataloged Research.
    • Enemies in Korthian Rifts now drop stolen Relic Fragments and a chance at Relics.

Player versus Player

  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Death Bolt (PvP Talent) now deals 50% of remaining damage over time (was 40%) and can no longer critically strike. Additionally, the spell now reaches the target faster.
      • Rapid Contagion (PvP Talent) duration is now 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • Dark Soul: Misery (Talent) can no longer be dispelled.
    • Destruction
      • Bonds of Fel (PvP Talent) has been slightly redesigned – No longer snares the target and no longer splits damage with pets and guardians.
      • Dark Soul: Instability (Talent) can no longer be dispelled.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • You can now access the Recruit A Friend pane by typing /raf
  • A shorter alternative command has been added for Ready Check: /rc
  • A shorter alternative command has been added for Countdown: /cd [seconds]

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