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Two weeks ago, we previewed the Legion epilogue quest line in Silithus. Now that Patch 7.3.5 is live, epilogue cinematics for both factions are out! The following article is obviously full of spoilers.
Check out our Patch 7.3.5 content hub for the latest information about the patch!
Alliance Legion Epilogue Cinematic
The cinematic begins to play before you turn in Gifts of the Fallen.
Anduin is giving a speech in Stormwind to formally announce the end of the war. All of a sudden, Mathias Shaw approaches Greymane, telling him that he must speak with the boy-king. Mathias informs Anduin about Goblins mining a mysterious substance in Silithus and gives him a piece of Azerite.
Horde Legion Epilogue Cinematic
Leaders of the Horde gather together for a feast in celebration of their victory over the Burning Legion. Baine is giving a speech and gets interrupted by Gallywix, who requests a private audience with the Dark Lady, show her his Azerite-infused cane and informs Sylvanas about Azerite and ongoing mining operations of the Bilgewater Cartel in Silithus. Baine and Saurfang call Gallywix a rat and there seems to be a growing distrust between the racial leaders of the Horde.
The cinematic starts playing before you turn in A Recent Discovery.
The cinematics were written by Christie Golden.
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Patch 7.3.5 is now live and here are the official patch notes!
The release date of Patch 7.3.5 is January 16 for NA & January 17 for EU. Zone scaling, Ulduar Timewalking, new story in Silithus, changes to combat resurrection mechanics in Mythic Keystone dungeons, and more content is available in Patch 7.3.5!
In addition to our coverage that can be found by visiting the Patch 7.3.5 hub, there are a few changes worth noting:
The patch does not contain any major class changes. Combat resurrections mechanics in Mythic Keystone dungeons now function just like in raids. When you start a run, you begin with a single charge and an additional charge is accumulated every 10 minutes. All combat resurrection spells share a single pool of charges to a maximum of 5 charges. Accounts protected by an Authenticator and SMS Protect gain four extra backpack slots. All dungeons reward Personal Loot now. The official patch notes do not take the recently announced changes to Legendary tokens in Patch 7.3.5 into account. Allied Races will be available later and there's no single mention in the official patch notes about them. Blizzard (Source)
World of Warcraft 7.3.5 Patch Notes
A SCALING WORLD
Every zone in Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, and Draenor now use the level scaling system introduced in Legion. This new scaling system greatly increases the amount of options you have when deciding where to quest and when to move on to the next zone.
All corresponding dungeons and the rewards therein now scale as well.
A long-forgotten evil has awakened once more. Travel back in time with 10-30 other adventurers to cleanse Ulduar of Yogg-Saron’s evil influence. While you journey through this memorable Wrath of the Lich King raid, your character will be scaled to player level 80.
Your fate is sealed. The end of days is finally upon you and ALL who inhabit this miserable little seedling. Uulwi ifis halahs gag erh'ongg w'ssh.
SILITHUS: THE WOUND
Players who have completed Antorus, The Burning Throne will be summoned to your capital cities, from which you’ll travel to Silithus to investigate the strange events surrounding the impact of Sargeras’ blade. Look for this new questline upon logging in.
NEW BATTLEGROUND: SEETHING SHORE
The Alliance and the Horde fight over a precious new resource, Azerite, in this new 10v10 battleground. Seething Shore is a king of the hillbattleground where the first faction to collect ten pieces of Azerite from randomly spawned nodes, wins.
The Seething Shore will become available as the story in Silithus unfolds.
Arcanomancer Vridiel’s hard work has paid off, and he now offers a token that transforms into a random Legion legendary for your specialization, for 1,000 Wakening Essences. You can also continue to come to Vridiel to upgrade the Legion legendary items you already have for the same cost of 300 Wakening Essences.
MYTHIC KEYSTONE DUNGEONS
Combat resurrections mechanics in Mythic Keystone dungeons now closely mirror how they function in a raid encounter. When you start a Mythic Keystone dungeon, you will begin with one charge, and accumulate additional charges every 10 minutes. All combat resurrection spells now share a single pool of charges to a maximum of 5 charges.
Holiday dungeons are now available to all players starting at level 20. Items that drop from these dungeons will scale to your current level. In addition, keep an eye out for new items in many upcoming holidays, such as new Lunar Festival hats and a sturdier Sturdy Love Fool.
Self-oriented photographers rejoice! Your S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera is now easier to obtain, and it has new background filters. Selfie Cam Mark I is available at level 15 in Stormwind or Orgrimmar via a quest, and you can upgrade to the Mark II Selfie Cam after completing a new level 30 group quest.
We’ve also added the following backgrounds, but you’ll have to figure out how to unlock them.
Argus in the Sky Twilight Sky Sha Sky Firelands Sky Frostmourne Sky Changes
With the update to Ulduar difficulty, the following changes have been made to Achievements that are obtainable in Ulduar: All existing 10-player and 25-player Ulduar Achievements have been moved to the Legacy -> Raids tab. New Achievements have been added to the Dungeons & Raids -> Lich King Raid tab. Anyone who earned either the 10- or 25-player versions of these Achievements should receive the new Achievement upon logging in. The new Glory of the Ulduar Raider Achievement should now award both the Reins of the Rusted Proto-Drake and the Reins of the Ironbound Proto-Drake mounts. CLASSES
Touch of the Grave (Undead Racial) damage increased by 25% for Undead Death Knights, Hunters, Monks, Rogues, and Warriors. Hunter Beast Mastery Cobra Shot (Rank 1) damage reduced by 50%, and cost increased to 50 Focus (was 40). Cobra Shot (Rank 2), learned at level 3, reduces cost by 10 Focus. Cobra Shot (Rank 3), learned at level 52, now increases damage by 100%. Survival Raptor Strike (Rank 1) damage reduced by 29%. Raptor Strike (Rank 2), learned at level 52, now increases damage by 40%. Monk Windwalker Blackout Kick now costs 3 Chi (was 1) when it is learned at level 3. The Chi cost is reduced to 2 with an upgrade at Level 12, and reduced to 1 Chi with another upgrade at Level 22. Windwalker, Misweaver Rising Sun Kick (Rank 1) damage reduced by 41%. Rising Sun Kick (Rank 2), learned at level 36, now increases damage by 70. Priest Discipline, Holy Smite (Rank 1) damage reduced by 33%. Smite (Rank 2), learned at level 16, now increases damage by 50%. Rogue Shroud of Concealment should now properly apply to Hati in addition to your party’s Hunter’s normal pet. Assassination Sinister Strike damage increased by 30%. Shaman Liquid Magma Totem, Healing Stream Totem, and Healing Tide Totem slightly changed to inherit stats properly. Warlock Affliction Shadow Bolt damage increased by 100%. Warrior Arms Mortal Strike (Rank 1) damage reduced by 38%. Mortal Strike (Rank 2), learned at level 38, now increases damage by 60%. Slam (Rank 1) damage reduced by 38%. Slam (Rank 2), learned at level 38, now increases damage by 60%. Developers’ notes: All damage changes to class abilities listed above are for low-level balance, and are neutral at level 110. DUNGEONS
All dungeons now reward Personal Loot. ITEMS
Uncommon, Rare, and Epic quality items now have the same potential item budget at every item level. Weapon melee (white) damage is now the same for uncommon, rare, and epic weapons at all item levels. Developers’ notes: This changes the power of lower item level weapons and armor to modern standards; all items above item level 463 have always functioned this way. TOYS
A few toys that cause players other than the caster to take involuntary action (such as the Piccolo of the Flaming Fire or Tickle Totem) no longer function on targets outside the instigator’s party or raid group. The Neural Silencer is also more effective against several of these toys. Fixed a bug that caused player characters to not look into their S.E.L.F.I.E. cameras directly. USER INTERFACE
Accounts protected by an Authenticator and Blizzard SMS Protect gain four extra backpack slots.
Quite a lot is going on this week! Patch 7.3.5 goes live, The Seat of the Pantheon opens, new quests in Silithus await and leveling has never been better with zone scaling! Na'zak the Fiend is up, so don't forget to get your rank 3 Recipe: Potion of Prolonged Power.
Patch 7.3.5 Launch
The patch goes live today in NA and tomorrow (January 17) in EU after maintenance in the respective regions. It's the ideal time to level up you alts now with enabled zone scaling. Don't forget that you can purchase Purified Titan Essence from Arcanomancer Vridiel in Dalaran for 1,000 Wakening Essences to discover a random Legendary item for your spec that you do not own yet. For more details about the patch, please read the official patch notes and our content hub (links below).
Official Patch Notes Patch 7.3.5 Content Hub (Periodically updated with hotfixes, news and other relevant information) Antorus, the Burning Throne Raid
Seat of the Pantheon opens today. Defeat Aggramar and Argus, the Unmaker in order to unlock new quests in Silithus. Additionally, Argus is no longer visible in the sky and all players that kill Argus should see Sargeras' sword and have access to the phased version of Silithus: the Wound.
Note: Not all quests from the Legion epilogue will be available on patch day.
Mythic Keystone Dungeons
Combat resurrection mechanics in 7.3.5 work just like in raids. You begin with a single charge and an additional charge is generated every 10 minutes. All combat resurrection spells share a single pool of charges to a maximum of 5.
Here are this week's affixes:
Raging Necrotic Tyrannical World Bosses (Upcoming World Boss Schedule (Until February 2018)
Naz'ak the Fiend
Alchemists can once again get their hands on the rank 3 Recipe: Potion of Prolonged Power. Naz'ak is located in Falanaar (Suramar). Here's a map of Falanaar Tunnels. Coords: 37, 66. Don't forget to kill Na'zak the Fiend before January 23 to get the recipe!
Recipe: Potion of Prolonged Power Avalanche Resistant Legplates Dessicated Leather Pants Leystone Nugget Loop of Polished Pebbles Mana-Dowsing Ring Na'zak's Dusty Pantaloons Venomscarred Chain Leggings Matron Folnuna
This week's world boss is Matron Folnuna. Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for bonus rolls.
Accursed Defiler's Mantle Crown of Burning Resolve Essence of the Burgeoning Brood Fel-Absorbant Wristbands Frigid Earring Gauntlets of Barbaric Cruelty Gloves of Barbarous Feats Helm of the Vigilant Eye Imp-Overseer's Vest Nefarious Light-Step Slippers Shoulderguards of the Despondent Masses Vile Drifter's Footpads Waistguard of Fel Magics World Events
Call of the Scarab (January 21 - 23)
On this date, the Scarab Gong was rung, opening the gates of Ahn’Qiraj. Represent your faction by gathering supplies or by slaying Twilight and Qiraji forces. The winning faction gets to fly their banner next to the Scarab Gong for the rest of the year!
Two new faction mounts have been added to this year's Call of the Scarab micro-holiday. Ruby Qiraji Resonating Crystal and Sapphire Qiraji Resonating Crystal are not permanent mounts though, as indicated in the flavor text: "The qiraji will return to their burrows, once the Call of the Scarab ends".
Alliance (Sapphire Qiraji Resonating Crystal)
Horde (Ruby Qiraji Resonating Crystal)
The release date of Patch 7.3.5 draws close and our content hub contains all necessary information to guide you through it.
The latest information about Legion's final content patch.
Patch 7.3.5 is Legion's last content patch. The most prominent features are zone scaling, Ulduar Timewalking and the Seething Shore battleground.
Update: (January 15)
Patch 7.3.5 goes live this week. Here are the official patch notes.
Patch 7.3.5 Release Date Speculation
Ruby Qiraji Resonating Crystal and Sapphire Qiraji Resonating Crystal are new Qiraji mounts that have been added to the game in Patch 7.3.5. They will be available only during Call of the Scarab micro-holiday. Call of the Scarab is scheduled for January 21, 2018, so Patch 7.3.5 should go live before the event.
Possible Release Dates
Extended maintenance is scheduled for this week. We'll update this hub with additional information as they become available (official patch notes, background download, etc.)
January 2 January 9 January 16 New Qiraji Mounts (Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday)
Patch 7.3.5 contains files for Allied Races, giving Blizzard the opportunity to enable them at any time after the patch goes live. During PTR testing, we looked at unlock requirements, special Heritage Armor, racials, tabards, and unlock scenarios. Four Allied Races will be available before Battle for Azeroth launches. Dark Iron Dwarves and Zandalari Trolls are gated behind the new expansion's campaign. We still have no information about their class options, but in a Q/A, Blizzard mentioned they are exploring the option to allow Dark Iron Dwarves to be Death Knights and Zandalari Trolls will be able to roll Druids.
You must purchase Battle for Azeroth and have an existing character of at least level 110 on the destination realm of your Allied Race character. Allied Races are also gated behind reputation and various achievements. All requirements are account-wide.
Level up an Allied Race character from 20 to 110 and unlock special account-wide armor that's not restricted by type.
Highmountain Tauren Druid Forms
Highmountain Tauren have unique Druid forms. In our preview, we looked at their travel, cat, bear and flight forms!
Four new racial mounts have been added for Allied Races. Check them out!
Explore new Racial abilities and passives available to Allied Races!
We datamined four tabards for Allied Races and a new tabard from Pet Battles (Master Trainer's Tabard).
Alleria & Turalyon Reunion
After a bittersweet victory on Argus, Alleria & Turalyon return back to Azeroth.
Dalaran Mailroom Quest Guide for Patch 7.3.5
A new quest line is available in Patch 7.3.5. Pet collectors will be interested in the Mailemental pet and a portable mailbox (Katy's Stampwhistle) always comes in handy!
Flying Changes in Patch 7.3.5
You can now fly in Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Pandaria, Northrend and Deepholm just by purchasing Expert Riding.
Legendary Items in Patch 7.3.5
While there are no new Legendaries in Patch 7.3.5, you can now purchase an item for 175 Wakening Essences that allows spec-based Legendary item targeting.
The devs also posted additional clarifications for the Purified Titan Essence token.
New Companion Pets
A new Pet Battle meta-achievement and two new companions can be earned in 7.3.5.
New Hunter Pet Tames
Hunters can tame new pets in Patch 7.3.5. Find out more by visiting the link below!
Blizzard added new Allied Races Scenarios, faction embassies and there's even a scenario for Uuna! Please note that these Scenarios haven't been tested on PTR.
Allied Races & Uuna Scenarios
A preview of Fate's Veil, Forge of Aeons and other zones added in Patch 7.3.5.
Faction embassies have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind. They serve for recruiting Allied Races; almost all faction leaders can be found there. Additionally, Baine Bloodhoof, Saurfang, Trade Prince Gallywix and Nathanos all received new models.
Faction Embassies Preview #2
Our second preview focuses on changes to embassies throughout 7.3.5 testing.
Nightborne Hub (Uninstanced Nighthold)
The uninstanced version of the Nighthold has been updated with new NPCs and portals. Pandaren are teaching the Nightborne the way of the Monk and more!
Both factions have established base camps in Silithus. Will the price of victory be the very lifeblood of Azeroth?
Ogmot the Mad Foreshadowing Riddles
Ogmot the Mad is a new rare mob that can be found in Silithus. He drops Journal of Ogmot the Mad, where we learn how eager he is to become the vessel of the Old Gods. The journal has ten pages and covers interesting events.
Seething Shore Battleground
The new battleground is located off the coast of Silithus. It's a resource battle and both factions need to collect Azerite nodes to claim victory.
Trial of Style Season 2 Rewards
A couple of new items and rewards have been added to the Trial of Style micro-holiday. New sets cost Trial of Style Tokens.
Ulduar is the second Timewalking raid, available during Wrath Timewalking. Defeating Algalon now rewards both titles (Observed) and completing the Ulduar raid achievements both mounts (Glory of the Ulduar Raider). There are probably no plans to introduce a transmoggable Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings and the raid now has a single difficulty.
Vicious War Fox Mount
The PvP mount datamined back in Patch 7.3 is finally available for 1 Vicious Saddle.
A highly anticipated feature of 7.3.5 is the introduction of zone scaling. Zones have level caps, difficulty and quest rewards scale with your level. At level 58, you can choose between Outland or Northrend, at level 80 it becomes a choice between Cataclysm zones & Pandaria. Find out more about zone scaling below!
In addition to zone scaling, all zones now have chapters and completing a fixed number of quests is no longer required for Loremaster achievements.
The Postmaster has an important job for you! Check out our guide for the Postmaster quest chain of Patch 7.3.5.
A new quest line is started by looting Lost Mail in Dalaran in Patch 7.3.5. Earn a pet, the Postmaster title, and a portable mailbox on a 3-hour cooldown!
To learn more about Patch 7.3.5 check out our content hub here.
The quest is started by looting Lost Mail that spawns every two hours at the mailbox near the stairs to the Violet Citadel (Dalaran). Alternatively, players that have completed the quest line will have a tradable Lost Mail in their inventory.
Note: The quest chain can only be started after you either loot Lost Mail, or get one from other players that have completed the The Total Package achievement.
Lost Mail is started by looting Lost Mail. The first objective is to deliver the Lost Mail to Madam Goya in Dalaran Underbelly. She's at the Black Market Auction House. If there i a lot of PvP going on, it's a good idea to hire an Underbelly Guard for 5 minutes from Raethan for 5 Gold.
Next go to a mailbox. You will receive the following letter from the Postmaster:
It has come to my attention that you handled the delivery of a missing parcel. For that, you have my gratitude! We are in somewhat of a crunch here in the mailroom, and I have need of a capable courier. If you are interested, please visit my office. You will find the entrance behind the Magus Commerce Exchange.
The mailroom can be accessed by clicking the Mail Tube (flower pot) near the pet graveyard. You will be teleported to the mailroom and the Postmaster will have a new quest for you.
Return to Sender
Accept Return to Sender and return 9 Rejected Letters that have broken loose in the mailroom.
A Huge Package
For the next quest, you need to deliver 1,362 pieces of solid stone to the Ethereal Portal in Dalaran. Heft the solid stone in the mailroom, use the Mail Tube to return back to Dalaran and deliver the stone to the Ethereal Portal near the Antonidas Statue in Dalaran. After picking up the stone, you will only be able to walk really slowly (Encumbered), but abilities like Blink or Sprint can still help you to move faster for a brief period of time. At the portal you learn that Nexus-Prince Haramad is mad, because he received another delivery of the blasted stone. Return back to the mailroom to turn in the quest.
An adventurer of another time has forgotten to loot Invincible's Reins from the Lich King. Use the mailroom portal to the Frozen Throne to recover it, go to Steam Pools in Feralas and find Johnny Awesome. The fastest way to get there is by using the portal hub in Dalaran to teleport to the nearest city or Cataclysm portals in Stormwind / Orgrimmar.
Service with a Smile
You find out that Johnny already looted the steed during his raid last week and he orders you to sell Invincible's Reins to Gott Weedlespan in Feralas.
Note: During PTR testing, we found out that Gott Weedlespan is hostile to everyone that is at war / hated with Gadgetzan. We can't verify, if Blizzard already fixed this bug, but you simply can't sell Invincible's Reins to him. If you worked toward Avast Ye, Admiral! last year to purchase the Jolly Roger toy, chances are you are still hated by the Bilgewater Cartel and cannot continue the quest chain until a hotfix is released.
Anyway, Gott gives you Bulging Sack of Gold in exchange for Invincible's Reins. Return back to Johnny to turn in the quest.
Go to the Sludge Fields in Hillsbrad Foothills and place Twinkles' favorite toy by his grave in honor of his memory. Teleport back to Dalaran and go back to the mailroom.
The Mail Must Flow
Help the Postmaster sort at least 15 leters within 60 seconds. Speak to the Postmaster to start the mini-game. 6 mail tubes appear with names of the continents (Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, Broken Isles). Letters with addresses (zones) will appear at the botom of your screen and you must match letters with the correct mail tube.
Examples: Cosmowrench, Netherstorm > Outland, The Argent Stand, Zul'Drak > Northrend, Astranaar, Ashenvale > Kalimdor, Deliverance Point, Broken Shore > Broken Isles, Altar of Sha'tar, Shadowmoon Valley > Outland, Gadgetzan, Tanaris > Kalimdor, Conquest Hold, Grizzly Hills > Northrend.
At this point, we had two letters from the Postmaster in the mailbox. The latest one rewarded a Bulging Package that contained Katy's Stampwhistle, a tradable Lost Mail and 24 Solid Stone.
Completing The Mail Must Flow quest grants the The Total Package achievement. After completing the quest, you can start the mini-game again and sort 30 letters in one minute to receive the Priority Mail achievement that grants the Postmaster title and the Mailemental companion pet.
The pet has the following flavor text:
"The Postmaster is often described as esoteric, mystical, even inexplicable. For the precious little known about the enigmatic mail-master, perhaps none outside of the wax seal can confirm the existence of the fantastical letter-loving Mailemental."
Package Drop Snail Mail Return to Sender Express Delivery Junk Mail Hate Mail