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World of Warcraft Version 10.1 PTR – Embers of Neltharion

This Public Test Realm (PTR) is a testing environment for the content coming with the Dragonflight Embers of Neltharion update.

Dragonflight Embers of Neltharion Update Development Notes

NEW ZONE: ZARALEK CAVERN

  • Zaralek Cavern world quests, objectives, rares, and dragonriding are available for testing.
  • The new underground zone is located on the eastern side of the Ohn’ahran Plains, just outside of Valdrakken. Players may access the zone by flying through the tunnel, leading to the new zone, Zaralek Cavern.
  • The Embers of Neltharion campaign is now available for testing.
  • World Bosses, Vakan and Gholna are now available for testing.

FYRAKK ASSAULTS

  • Fyrakk’s forces are gathering resources at Suffusion Camps located in the Azure Span and Ohn’ahran Plains. Disrupt their efforts to lure Fyrakk and his disciples out.

NEW RAID: ABERRUS, THE SHADOWED CRUCIBLE

Millennia ago, Neltharion carved deep places in the earth where he conducted world altering experiments. After his death, these sites were lost to time, until now. Forces seeking to claim the Earth-Warder’s legacy raid his dominion in search for powerful artifacts. Now the champions of Azeroth must venture into darkness and ensure the crucible’s dangerous power doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible features nine boss encounters: Kazzara, the Hellforged, The Amalgamation Chamber, The Forgotten Experiments, Assault of the Zaqali, Rashok, the Elder, The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn, Magmorax, Echo of Neltharion, and Scalecommander Sarkareth.

CRUCIBLE CLASS ARMOR SETS

  • Death Knight, Havoc Demon Hunter, Druid, Mage, Brewmaster Monk, Holy Paladin, and Protection Paladin class armor sets are available for testing. Visit Setzertauren in Stormwind and Orgrimmar to pick up the sets.
  • Class armor set details can be found in the feedback thread. Please share bugs you find via the in-game bug reporting tool and your feedback about the bonuses in the feedback thread.

DRAGONFLIGHT SEASON 2

  • MYTHIC+
    • The remaining Dragonflight dungeons will enter the fray:
      • Brackenhide Hollow
      • Halls of Infusion
      • Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
      • Neltharus
    • Four dungeons from past expansions will provide new challenges to keep the Mythic+ rotation fresh:
      • Freehold, Battle for Azeroth
      • The Underrot, Battle for Azeroth
      • Neltharion’s Lair, Legion
      • The Vortex Pinnacle, Cataclysm
        • The Vortex Pinnacle will be available for testing in a future PTR build.
    • Seasonal affixes are in development and will be available for testing in a future PTR build.
    • Dragonflight Season 2 Mythic+ testing begins on Thursday, March 16. Visit the feedback thread for details.
    • Neltharus
      • Warlord Sargha
        • Fixed the damage tuning on items found during the encounter.
    • Fixed an issue that gave players inconsistent item levels in Freehold, The Underrot, and Neltharion’s Lair.
    • The Vortex Pinnacle is available with this week’s Mythic+ test.
    • There are new affixes and adjusted affixes available for testing. Players can purchase scrolls from the keystone vendor to add to these to their keystone.
      • New Affix: Incorporeal – While in combat, incorporeal beings appear and attempt to destabilize players with spells that reduce their damage and healing done. Incorporeal beings are susceptible to all forms of crowd control.
      • New Affix: Afflicted – While in combat, Afflicted Souls appear that seek the aid of players. Afflicted Souls spawn with poison, curse, and disease afflictions. Removing any of these afflictions or restoring the spirit to full health causes it to despawn. Fail to remove their afflictions in time will inflict players with a negative status effect.
      • New Affix: Entangling – While in combat, entangling vines snare players.
      • Updated Affix: Explosive – Fewer Explosive Orbs spawn, but they now have substantially higher health.
    • The following affixes have been retired for Dragonflight Season 2:
      • Quaking
      • Grievous
      • Volcanic
    • We’re looking for feedback on keystone combinations:
      • Keystone Level 4 Affixes:
        • Spiteful
        • Sanguine
        • Bursting
        • Bolstering
        • Raging
      • Keystone Level 7 Affixes:
        • Incorporeal
        • Afflicted
        • Entangling
        • Explosive
        • Storming

CROSS-FACTION GUILDS

  • Players who have been enjoying Cross-Faction Instances now have the ability to join the same guild as their opposite-faction friends and benefit from conveniences like shared chat and guild repairs.
  • Guilds are still affiliated with either the Horde or the Alliance, depending on the faction of the guild leader. Guild achievements and guild vendors, for example, will still reflect the guild’s primary faction. Opposite faction members may benefit from unlocked shared perks but may be unable to contribute to certain achievements (e.g. we would not expect Alliance members of a Horde guild to be able to contribute progress towards the “Alliance Slayer” guild achievement).
  • This is our first step of potentially several in publicly testing this long-awaited feature, so keep an eye out for updates and we look forward to reading your experiences in the feedback thread throughout the PTR cycle.

NEW UPGRADE SYSTEM

A new upgrade system will replace many of the various upgrade systems currently in place, such as Valor and Storm Gear, with a single system that covers most of the game. This system will last for the duration of Season Two, and after that we’ll evaluate how well it’s working and whether we want to keep it.

  • The basics of this system are simple: you’ll earn a new currency called Flightstones from just about anything you do— complete a world quest, kill a unique creature, run a Mythic Keystone dungeon, kill a raid boss, etc. You’ll also get items called Shadowflame Crests (or fragments of them), which come in four varieties from different content difficulty levels. Shadowflame Crests and their fragments will also come from a wide range of content, including outdoor gameplay, Mythic+ dungeons, and raids. You’ll be able to upgrade almost any item in Season Two’s max-level gameplay ecosystem, whether it comes from a World Quest or a Mythic raid boss, by spending Flightstones and Shadowflame Crests.
  • There are three categories of gear that are not part of this system. The first is crafted gear, which will be upgraded using recrafting, much the same as it’s done now. The other kind of gear not included in this upgrade system is PvP gear. PvP gearing will continue to work as it did in Dragonflight Season One. The final kind of gear not available for these upgrades is the very top end of gear. Anything that’s at an item level comparable to a Mythic Raid isn’t going to be upgradable. If you want the very best gear and get into the Hall of Fame for the new raid, you’ll still need to earn gear from drops, the same as you do now.
  • The most important thing to keep in mind is that everything here is optional. You don’t ever need to upgrade gear with this system. You’ll still see gear drop at the same rates. This system is meant to augment and supplement your gearing journey, not replace it.
  • For more details, take a look at the Developer Insights article on this new feature.
  • Discount cost tooltip added.

CHARACTERS

  • 4 new eye colors and 5 new hair colors for Nightborne.
    • Developers’ note: The new eye colors for male Nightborne will be available in a later PTR update.
  • Worgen (New Racial): Calm the Wolf – Activate to control your worgen instincts and automatically assume human form when you leave combat. Learned when players learn Two Forms.

CLASSES

  • DEATH KNIGHT
    • Frost
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Howling Blast damage increased by 20%. Consuming Rime increases the damage of your next Frostwyrm’s Fury by 5%, stacking 10 times. Pillar of Frost calls a Frostwyrm’s Fury at 40% effectiveness that cannot Freeze enemies.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Frostwyrm’s Fury causes enemies hit to take 25% increased damage from your Critical Strikes for 12 seconds.
    • Unholy
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Death Coil and Epidemic damage increased by 10%. Casting Death Coil or Epidemic grants a stack of Master of Death, up to 20. Dark Transformation consumes Master of Death and grants 1% Mastery for each stack for 20 seconds.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Army of the Dead grants 20 stacks of Master of Death. When Death Coil or Epidemic consumes Sudden Doom, gain 2 extra stacks of Master of Death and 10% Mastery for 6 seconds.
  • DEMON HUNTER
    • Havoc
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Gain Seething Fury every 175 Fury you spend (was 200).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Each time you gain Seething Fury, the damage of your next Eye Beam is increased by 15% (was 12%).
  • DRUID
    • Balance
      • Take a look at the developer’s notes in the Druid feedback thread.
      • Shooting Stars can no longer be triggered by Stellar Flare.
      • New Talent: Wild Surges – Your chance to critically strike with Wrath and Starfire is increased by 15% and they generate 2 additional Astral Power. This is a choice node with Stellar Flare.
      • Wrath and Starfire generate 10 Astral Power (was 8).
      • Moonfire and Sunfire generate 6 Astral Power (was 2).
      • Stellar Flare generates 10 Astral Power (was 8).
      • Nature’s Balance generates 2 Astral Power every 3 seconds (was 1 every 2 seconds).
      • Starsurge and Starfall damage increased by 20%.
      • Astral Smolder deals damage over 8 seconds (was 4 seconds) and its damage is increased to 40/80% of spell damage done (was 20/40%).
      • Cosmic Rapidity increases the rate at which Moonfire, Sunfire, and Stellar Flare deal damage by 20% (was 25%).
      • Touch the Cosmos, the Vault of the Incarnates 4-set bonus, now reduces the Astral Power cost of your first Starsurge or Starfall after entering Eclipse by 5 and increases its damage by 20% (was free and 35% increased damage).
      • Soul of the Forest now increases Starfire’s damage and Astral Power generation during Eclipse by 30% for each target hit beyond the first, up to 90% (was 150% bonus to Starfire’s area-of-effect damage)
      • Power of Goldrinn damage increased by 75%.
      • Denizen of the Dream Faerie Dragon damage increased by 20%.
      • Friend of the Fae now increases Arcane and Nature damage by 8% for 20 seconds (was 4% for 30 seconds).
      • Elune’s Guidance now reduces the cost of Starsurge by 8 and Starfall by 10 during Incarnation: Chosen of Elune (was reduces the cost of Starsurge by 5 and Starfall by 8).
      • Radiant Moonlight also increases Fury of Elune’s damage by 50% and now reduces its cooldown by 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • Radiant Moonlight increases the damage dealt by New Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon by 25%.
      • The second Moonfire cast by Twin Moons no longer generates Astral Power.
        • Developers’ note: With the increase in Moonfire Astral Power generation from 2 to 6 in Embers of Neltharion, this doubling of AP from Twin Moons is stronger than we intend. This change makes it consistent with Astral Power generated by Sunfire.
      • Developers’ note: We’re continuing to work to tune Balance’s damage composition and resource generation. Wrath and Starfire gained a lot of the Astral Power generation in 10.1, and we’re moving some of that increase into more passive sources to make Balance Druids a little more mobile. We’re giving Stellar Flare a boost to make it a valid option in low target scenarios. We’re reducing Rattle the Stars’ top end a little to bring it more in line with other talents and making it a little easier to maintain.
      • Wrath damage increased by 10%.
      • Stellar Flare damage increased 12%. Stellar Flare Astral Power generation increased to 12 (was 10).
      • Chance for Shooting Stars to fall increased by 15%.
      • Soul of the Forest now increases Wrath Astral Power gain by 30% (was 50%) and increases Starfire’s damage and Astral Power generation by 20% for each target beyond the first, up to 60% (was 30% and 90%).
      • Goldrinn’s Fang damage reduced by 10%.
      • Rattle the Stars duration increased to 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • Rattle the Stars damage bonus reduced to 8% per stack (was 10% per stack).
      • New Moon, Half Moon, Full Moon, and Fury of Elune Astral Power generation increased by 20%.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Sunfire, Moonfire, and Shooting Stars damage increased by 20% (was 18%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Crashing Star damage increased to 76.5% of Spell Power (was 72%).
    • Feral
      • Take a look at the developer’s notes in the Druid feedback thread.
      • Berserk has been redesigned – Go Berserk for 20 seconds. While Berserk: Generate 1 combo point every 1.5 seconds. Finishing moves restore up to 3 combo points generated over the cap. Shred and Rake damage increased by 50%. Combo point generating abilities generate one additional combo point.
      • New Talent: Thrashing Claws – Shred damage is increased by 20% to bleeding targets and Shred and Swipe apply the Bleed damage over time from Thrash. This talent is a choice with Merciless Claws.
      • Shred damage increased by 5%.
      • Thrash damage increased by 20%.
      • Relentless Predator reduces Ferocious Bite Energy cost by 20% (was 40%).
      • Fixed an issue where Sudden Ambush was not affecting Shred and Rake attacks during Berserk.
      • Fixed an issue where Raging Fury was not extending the duration of Tiger’s Fury.
      • Updated descriptions of Pouncing Strikes and Bloodtalons to specify they increase the damage of your attacks for their full duration.
        • Developers’ note: This copies the language from Tiger’s Fury and distinguishes effects which snapshot their benefits at the time a damage over time spell is cast (Tiger’s Fury, Bloodtalons, Rake from Stealth) from those that only increase spell damage as long as they’re active (Sabertooth, new Berserk).
      • Bloodtalons now enhances your next 3 Rips or Ferocious Bites per activation (was 2).
      • Thrashing Claws bonus to Shred damage reduced to 8% (was 20%).
      • Wild Slashes bonus to Swipe and Thrash damage increased to 25% (was 20%).
      • Swipe damage increased by 20%.
      • Brutal Slash damage increased by 15%.
      • Moonfire damage with Lunar Inspiration increased by 8%.
    • Restoration
      • Incarnation: Tree of Life and Convoke the Spirits now properly override each other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Rejuvenation and Lifebloom healing increased by 12% (was 15%). Regrowth healing over time increased by 50% (was 75%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Flourish increases the rate of your heal over time effects by 30% for an additional 16 seconds after it ends (was 40%).
  • EVOKER
    • Devastation
      • Developers’ note: We’re thrilled with the reception to Devastation Evoker, and the excitement players have expressed for the playstyle. In Embers of Neltharion, we’re making targeted adjustments to a few key talents to address a nuance of the Dragonrage extension loop where it can be optimal to aggressively cancel and re-cast Disintegrate back to back, in order to maximize the effects of Feed the Flames and Causality. This specific behavior is fairly unintuitive, and the below changes are intended to make fully channeling Disintegrate the more rewarding way to play. Additionally, we’re looking to add more options for area-of-effect damage gameplay with the new talent Raging Inferno, and a redesigned Imminent Destruction.
      • Feed the Flames has been redesigned – Pyre reduces the remaining cooldown of Fire Breath and Eternity Surge by 1 second, or 2 seconds if it was affected by Essence Burst.
      • Causality has been redesigned – While channeling Disintegrate, Fire Breath and Eternity Surge cool down 100% faster.
      • Dragonrage duration increased to 18 seconds (was 14 seconds).
      • Animosity duration extension decreased to 4 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Engulfing Blaze’s cast time increase for Living Flame reduced to 0.3 seconds (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Engulfing Blaze’s damage bonus to Living Flame reduced to 25% (was 40%).
      • Imminent Destruction has been redesigned – Deep Breath causes your empower spells to reach maximum level in 20%/40% less time, and enemies struck by it take 10%/20% more damage from your empower spells for 15 seconds.
      • New Talent: Raging Inferno – Firestorm’s radius is increased by 50%, and Pyre deals 25% increased damage to enemies within your Firestorm.
      • Raging Inferno is located on the talent tree as a choice node with Snapfire.
    • Preservation
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – After casting 3 empower spells, gain Essence Burst immediately and another 3 seconds later.
  • HUNTER
    • Developer’s notes: In Embers of Neltharion, we’re looking to update some active abilities that don’t feel impactful while they are active, replace some talents that didn’t work out as well as we had hoped, and also adjust some numbers across a few talents. Several changes have been made across all three specializations that should make some talents more viable and exciting to use.
    • Roar of Sacrifice is now a talent in the core tree as a choice node against Hunter’s Avoidance.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Aspect of the Wild now causes Cobra Shot to hit 2 extra targets (was 1), to a total of 3 targets.
      • Master Handler cooldown reduction value increased to 4 seconds (was 2 seconds).
      • Snake Bite damage bonus increased to 75% (was 30%).
      • Bloody Frenzy has been redesigned – While Call of the Wild is active, your pets have the Beast Cleave effect, and Cobra Shot applies Serpent Sting to any target hit.
    • Marksmanship
      • Bombardment has been redesigned – Kill Shot now grants you Trick Shots.
      • Legacy of the Windrunners has been slightly redesigned – Aimed Shot now always shoots 2/4 Wind Arrows at your target. Every 24 Wind Arrows fired generates a charge of Aimed Shot and 30 Focus.
      • Wind Arrows from Legacy of the Windrunners have had their damage reduced by 66%.
      • Lethal Shots has been replaced with In the Rhythm.
      • New Talent: In the Rhythm – Fully channeling Rapid Fire now grants you 15% Haste for 6 seconds.
      • Bullseye is now 1 rank talent for the same benefit as the previous 2-rank version.
    • Survival
      • Ruthless Marauder is now a 2 rank talent for the same benefit as the previous 3-rank version.
      • Lunge has new functionality added in addition to its current effect – Each melee auto attack reduces the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb by 1 second.
      • Lunge’s Wildfire Bomb cooldown reduction now requires you to have a 2-handed weapon equipped.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Every 25 Focus spent reduces the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb by 1 second, and the target of your latest Kill Command takes 100% increased damage from Wildfire Bomb for 8 seconds.
  • MAGE
    • Arcane
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus tooltip has been updated – For every 20,000 mana spent on and during Arcane Surge, your spell damage is increased by 1% for 12 seconds after Arcane Surge fades, stacking up to 30 times.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – For every 24,000 mana spent on and during Arcane Surge, your spell damage is increased by 1% for 12 seconds after Arcane Surge fades, stacking up to 25 times. Mana regeneration is increased by 50% for this time.
    • Fire
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – When your direct damage spells hit an enemy affected by Charring Embers 20 times the damage of your next 2 Phoenix Flames is increased by 200% and they refund a charge on use.
    • Frost
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Flurry and Ice Lance damage increased by 10%. Flurry causes an explosion on impact, dealing 50% of its damage to nearby enemies, damage reduced beyond 5 targets.
  • MONK
    • Song of Chi-Ji has moved to the class tree on a choice node with Ring of Peace.
    • Brewmaster
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Rising Sun Kick grants a stack of Elusive Brawler, and when you dodge, the damage and critical strike chance of your next Spinning Crane Kick or Rising Sun Kick is increased by 5%, stacking up to 5 times.
        • Developers’ note: This change is not in for this week’s PTR, but will be added in a future PTR build.
    • Mistweaver
      • Developers’ note: Ancient Teachings is a primary piece of Mistweaver’s healing toolkit in Dragonflight, but its previous design was unreliable – a single Rising Sun Kick’s targeting could sometimes determine life or death for an ally. That level of variance between results on healing out of your direct control wasn’t healthy for the specialization. Our goal is to land somewhere in the middle – a single Rising Sun Kick likely shouldn’t save an ally on its own, but it also shouldn’t condemn them either. This new design is more dynamic and capable of handling a variety of healing profiles, and we feel will offer greater reliability for Mistweaver’s consistent healing. We’ll be monitoring feedback on this change as PTR progresses.
      • Ancient Teachings has been redesigned – After casting Essence Font or Faeline Stomp, your Tiger Palm, Blackout Kick, and Rising Sun Kick heal up to 5 injured allies within 30 yards for 150% of the damage done, split evenly among them. Lasts 15 seconds.
      • Burst of Life no longer reduces the cooldown or effectiveness of Life Cocoon. Healing increased by 30%.
      • New Talent: Chrysalis – Reduces the cooldown of Life Cocoon by 45 seconds. Located on a choice node with Burst of Life.
        • Developers’ note: Chrysalis has been a staple honor talent for Mistweavers in PvP. We fill that this reliance on this talent has been indicative of Mistweaver’s lack of external cooldowns options in many forms of content. We are moving this to the spec tree to free up an honor talent slot and offer a new PvE relevant option in this choice node.
      • Developers’ note: With a redesign of Ancient Teachings that is more focused on group-wide healing, we are adjusting Vivify’s healing profile slightly to increase Mistweaver’s spot healing.
      • Vivify primary healing increased by 50% (was 20%).
      • Invigorating Mist healing reduced by 12%.
      • Calming Coalesence talent has been removed.
      • Song of Chi-Ji talent has been removed from Mistweaver specialization.
      • Revival and Restoral now properly override each other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
      • Invoke Yu’lon, the Jade Serpent and Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane now properly override each other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Soulfang Infusion restores 5% of your maximum mana over 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Renewing Mists has a chance to grant Soulfang Infusion, granting 3% of your maximum Mana over 3 seconds. (was 5% over 5 seconds).
        • Developers’ note: This change was deployed late last week to PTR.
    • Windwalker
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus tuning values have been added – Rising Sun Kick deals 15% increased damage and has a 30% chance to go nova, dealing Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Your melee auto-attacks have a chance to launch a Shadowflame spirit at your enemy that duplicates your abilities at 20% effectiveness for the next 7.5 seconds.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Rising Sun Kick deals 12% increased damage and goes nova, dealing Shadowflame damage to all enemies within 8 yards.
  • PALADIN
    • Seal of the Crusader damage increased by 100%.
    • Holy
      • Light’s Hammer and Holy Prism now properly override each other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
      • Avenging Crusader has been redesigned – You become the ultimate crusader of light for 12 seconds. Crusader Strike and Judgment cool down 30% faster and heal up to 5 injured allies for 750% of the damage done, split evenly among them. If Avenging Wrath is talented, also increases Judgment, Crusader Strike, and auto-attack damage by 30%.
    • Protection
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Judgment critical strikes apply Heartfire and can trigger Grand Crusader.
        • Developers’ note: Additionally, the chance for Judgment’s critical strikes to trigger Grand Crusader has been significantly increased, while still respecting players’ talent selections.
    • Retribution
      • Templar’s Verdict now correctly triggers Empyrean Legacy.
      • Consecration, Divine Hammer, and Divine Storm tooltips now correctly update when Burning Crusade is talented.
      • Crusading Strikes tooltip now updates damage types correctly.
      • Expurgation tooltip has been updated to be clearer.
      • Art of War changed to a circle on the talent tree.
      • Templar’s Verdict and Justicar’s Vengeance changed to a square on the talent tree.
      • Searing Light is now called down upon the target rather than on yourself.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Judgment and Hammer of Wrath deal 10% increased damage and 20% increased critical strike damage. Hammer of Wrath applies Judgment to enemies.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Judgment increases the damage enemies take from your Holy Power spenders by an additional 5%. Hammer of Wrath now hits 4 nearby enemies for 20% of its damage.
  • PRIEST
    • Divine Star and Halo should now properly override the other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
    • Shadow Word: Death now has a 10 second cooldown (was 20 seconds).
    • Discipline
      • Enduring Luminescence now also reduces the cast time of Power Word: Radiance by 30%.
      • Power Word: Radiance now has a spell school of Radiant (was Holy).
    • Improved Mass Dispel reduces the cast time of Mass Dispel by 0.5 seconds (was 1 second).
    • Psychic Scream now hits all enemies within 8 yards (was a maximum of 5 enemies).
    • Void Tendrils now hits all nearby enemies within 8 yards (was a maximum of 5 enemies).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Shadow Word: Pain/Purge the Wicked damage increased by 25%. Power Word: Shield absorbs 20% additional damage.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Every 3 casts of Power Word: Shield cause your next Atonement granted by Power Word: Shield to last an additional 15 seconds and heal 20% more.
    • Holy
      • The bounce radius of Prayer of Mending has been increased by 10 yards.
      • Divine Image now spawns 1 Naaru that is empowered and grows with further Holy Word casts.
        • Developers’ note: This is intended to have the same effectiveness as the current design while reducing clutter on the battlefield.
      • Divine Image now teleports near the Priest when the Priest casts a Holy Word spell if the Image is further than 15 yards away.
      • Divine Favor: Chastise and Divine Favor: Serenity have been added to the Personal Resource Display.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – When you cast Prayer of Mending, there is a 35% chance its effect is duplicated to another ally.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – When Prayer of Mending jumps or expires, it increases the damage and healing of your next Holy Word by 4%, stacking up to 15 times.
        • Developers’ note: This set bonus change will not be in this week’s PTR deploy, but will be in for a future PTR build. We’re making this change to ensure that Holy’s 2-piece bonus remains in line with the other healer set bonuses, regardless of target count and randomness. This iteration should still offer strong value to the Holy priest kit and we’ll continue to monitor its performance to ensure it does.
    • Shadow
      • Developer’s note: Greetings! We have several changes coming to Shadow Priest Talents in Embers of Neltharion that are aimed at addressing spec issues and adding new Talent options.
        • Button bloat: Shadow has more rotational abilities than most other specializations. We’re working to reduce this by having Mind Spike replace Mind Flay and removing Mind Sear.
        • Mind Sear: We feel Mind Sear as a spender was a worthy experiment in Dragonflight, but the gameplay has not been as smooth as we envisioned. We are removing the spell and focusing Shadow’s AoE kit further on Psychic Link.
        • Flooded rotation: There are times in the rotation where several spells are competing to be cast due to proc frequency and overall Insanity generation. We are adjusting some proc and the Insanity generation of several talents for a clearer rotational flow.
        • Lack of distinct builds: With updates to existing talents and some new talents, we aim for more build-defining choices such as investing in cooldowns, damage over time effects, critical damage, or Shadowy Apparitions.
        • PvP: In Dragonflight, Shadow has had access to more instant cast spells through procs and cooldowns than ever before. Because it was difficult to prevent Shadow Priests from scoring kills, we reduced their damage in Season 1. We’ve removed some of the problematic procs and cooldowns moving into 10.1.0, so there is more counterplay to Shadow’s offense. This allows us to ease up on some of the damage nerfs to the spec.
          We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on any changes we’ve made as well as any other thoughts you have about Shadow Priest. Thank you!
      • Mind Sear, Dark Void, Coalescing Shadows, Puppet Master, Harnessed Shadows, Pain of Death, Surge of Darkness, and Damnation have been removed.
      • Shadowy Insight no longer passively grants an additional charge of Mind Blast.
      • Shadowy Insight no longer temporarily increases the maximum charges of Mind Blast when it triggers.
      • Psychic Link now affects Devouring Plague and Shadow Word: Death.
      • Psychic Link is now a 1-point talent and has been moved to Mind Sear’s location.
      • Psychic Link has been reworded – Your damaging single target spells deal 40% of their damage to all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards. Does not apply to damage from Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch.
      • Auspicious Spirits now causes Shadowy Apparitions to have a chance to generate 2 Insanity instead of always generating 1 Insanity.
      • Maddening Touch now increases the damage of Vampiric Touch by 10%/20% and has a chance to generate 1 Insanity/2 Insanity.
      • Void Torrent generates 24 Insanity over its duration (was 60).
      • Shadow Crash generates 6 Insanity (was 15).
      • Shadow Crash no longer applies Vampiric Touch.
      • Mind Devourer now has a 4%/8% chance to grant a free cast of Devouring Plague (was 10%/20%).
      • Mind Devourer now increases the damage of your next Devouring Plague by 8%/15% when it triggers.
      • Mind Melt no longer reduces the cast time of Mind Blast.
      • Mind Melt is now a 2-point talent.
      • Mind Melt increases the critical strike chance of Mind Blast by 10%/20% (was 25%), stacking up to 4 times (was 2).
      • Idol of C’Thun can now trigger from Mind Spike and Void Torrent damage.
      • Idol of C’Thun now spawns a Void Lasher if there are more than 2 targets nearby and otherwise spawns a Void Tendril.
      • Idol of C’Thun Mind Flay damage reduced by 20%.
      • Idol of C’Thun Mind Sear damage increased by 75%.
      • Void Tendril and Void Lasher from Idol of C’Thun generate 15 Insanity over their duration (was 30).
      • Mind Sear from Idol of C’Thun now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
      • The cast speed of Mind Sear from Idol of C’Thun no longer scales with Haste.
      • Mind Flay and Mind Sear from Idol of C’Thun, Echoing Void from Idol of N’Zoth, and Void Torrent now have 5% damage variance.
      • Mind Spike now replaces Mind Flay.
      • Mind Spike damage increased by 15%.
      • Mind Flay: Insanity has been renamed to Surge of Insanity.
      • Surge of Insanity generates 12 Insanity over its duration (was 16).
      • Surge of Insanity now empowers your next Mind Flay or Mind Spike.
      • Surge of Insanity now lasts 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).
      • Surge of Insanity can now accumulate up to 2 charges.
      • Mind Flay: Insanity and Mind Spike: Insanity have been added to the Personal Resource Display.
      • Screams of the Void has been redesigned – Devouring Plague causes your Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch to deal damage 40%/80% faster for 3 seconds.
      • Mental Decay now also increases the duration of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch by 2 seconds when Mind Spike is cast.
      • Dark Evangelism can now also be triggered by Mind Spike.
      • Insidious Ire now also affects Void Torrent damage.
      • New Talent: Thought Harvester – Mind Blast gains an additional charge.
      • New Talent: Whispering Shadows – Shadow Crash generates an additional 6 Insanity and applies Vampiric Touch to up to 8 targets it damages.
      • New Talent: Voidtouched – Increases your Devouring Plague damage by 6% and increases your maximum Insanity by 50.
      • New Talent: Mastermind – Increases the critical strike chance of Mind Blast, Mind Flay, and Mind Spike by 2%/4% and increases their critical strike damage by 13%/25%.
      • New Talent: Phantasmal Pathogen – Shadowy Apparitions deal 75%/150% increased damage to targets affected by your Devouring Plague.
      • New Talent: Mind’s Eye – Reduces the Insanity cost of Devouring Plague by 5.
      • Throes of Pain generates 1 Insanity per rank (was 3 and 5).
      • Ancient Madness is now a 1-point talent.
      • Dark Ascension and Void Eruption should now properly override the other on your Action Bar when swapping talents.
      • Several nodes in the talent tree have changed position.
      • Updated the Shadow Priest starter build.
      • Shadow Crash damage reduced by 70%.
      • Shadow Crash now has a 20 second cooldown (was 30 seconds).
      • Death and Madness Insanity generation reduced to 8 (was 30).
      • Death and Madness generates Insanity immediately instead of over 3 seconds.
      • Shadow Word: Death now generates 4 Insanity.
      • Deathspeaker trigger rate increased by 50%.
      • Deathspeaker now increases the damage of Shadow Word: Death by 25% while active.
      • Deathspeaker now temporarily increases the maximum charges of Shadow Word: Death by 1.
      • Deathspeaker no longer triggers Death and Madness’ cooldown.
      • New Talent: Distorted Reality – Increases the damage of Devouring Plague by 20%, but Devouring Plague deals its damage over 12 seconds and its Insanity cost is increased by 25.
      • Encroaching Shadows has been removed.
      • Devouring Plague instant damage increased by 75%.
      • Surge of Insanity has moved to Encroaching Shadows’ position.
      • Surge of Insanity now has a Spell Alert while active.
      • Mental Decay now updates the maximum duration of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch so that the remaining durations are more easily understood.
      • Shadow Word: Death damage reduced by 38%.
      • Shadow Word: Death deals 250% increased damage below 20% health (was 150%).
      • Mastermind increases the critical strike chance of the affected spells by 4%/8% (was 2%/4%)
      • Maddening Touch increases Vampiric Touch damage by 15%/30% (was 10%/20%).
      • Whispering Shadows no longer causes Shadow Crash to generate additional Insanity.
      • Mind Spike damage reduced by 6%.
      • Mind Spike: Insanity damage reduced by 11%.
      • Mind Spike: Insanity generates 6 Insanity (was 8)
      • Mental Decay now also increases the damage of Mind Flay and Mind Spike by 10%.
      • Unfurling Darkness and Mental Decay have swapped positions on the talent tree.
      • Mind Devourer has a 5%/10% chance (was 4%/8%) to trigger and increases the damage of Devouring Plague by 20% (was 15%).
      • Mind Flay damage from Idol of C’Thun reduced by 25%.
      • Inescapable Torment damage reduced by 40%.
      • Inescapable Torment increases the duration of Mindbender by 0.7 seconds (was 1 second).
      • Void Bolt generates 10 Insanity (was 12).
      • Void Bolt now updates the maximum duration of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch so that the remaining durations are more easily understood.
      • Mindbender and Shadowfiend generates 2 Insanity per attack (was 3).
      • Distorted Reality increases Devouring Plague damage by 8% (was 20%) and increases Insanity cost by 10 (was 25).
      • Devouring Plague extends the duration of Voidform by 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
      • Void Torrent now has a 45 second cooldown (was 60 seconds).
      • Unfurling Darkness damage increased by 75%.
      • Mind Melt is now a 1-point talent.
      • Malediction is now a 1-point talent.
      • Inescapable Torment is now a 1-point talent for Shadow.
      • Casting Void Torrent now always triggers Idol of C’Thun.
      • Vampiric Embrace no longer triggers from Psychic Link damage.
      • Vampiric Embrace no longer triggers Hallucinations.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Increases the chance for Shadowy Insight to trigger by 25%. When consuming Shadowy Insight, Mind Blast deals 30% increased damage and generates 4 additional Insanity.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Devouring Plague damage increased by 15%. Every 4 casts of Devouring Plague increases the damage of Shadowy Apparitions conjured within the next 10 seconds by 80%.
  • ROGUE
    • Assassination
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Rupture deals an additional 40% damage as Nature. Crimson Tempest deals an additional 20% damage as Nature (was 40%).
    • Outlaw
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Between the Eyes grants 5% Agility for 15 seconds (was 7%).
        • Developers’ note: This set bonus change will not be in this week’s PTR deploy, but will be in for a future PTR build.
  • SHAMAN
    • Deeply Rooted Elements should now activate more consistently for all specializations.
    • Elemental
      • Flame Shock’s dispel protection from Control of Lava (PvP Talent) is now a baseline part of Flame Shock.
    • Enhancement
      • Developers’ note: A few talent changes have been made in an effort to allow you to opt into a reduction of the frequency and number of keybinds that feel required to play as Enhancement. We’re hoping that the changes to Thorim’s Invocation and Static Accumulation make your Lightning spells your primary spenders and not require you to also use Elemental Blast. Changing Fire Nova to deal Flamestrike damage should help the talent feel more viable when focusing on a physical damage build.
      • Windfury Weapon damage increased by 50%.
      • Forceful Winds damage per stack lowered to 20% (was 40%).
      • Static Accumulation now grants Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning a 10/20% chance to refund Maelstrom Weapon spent on Lightning Bolt or Chain Lightning.
      • Thorim’s Invocation now also increases Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning damage by 20%.
      • Elemental Weapons now increases your elemental damage dealt by 2.5% per active weapon imbue.
      • Fire Nova now deals both Fire and Physical spell school damage.
      • Flame Shock’s dispel protection from Control of Lava (PvP Talent) is now a baseline part of Flame Shock.
      • Maelstrom Weapon damage increase now has a separate value from its healing increase. This applies to Improved Maelstrom Weapon and Raging Maelstrom.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Sundering increases your Mastery by 24% for 15 seconds (was 12%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Sundering increases your Physical and Fire damage dealt by 30% for 15 seconds and your next 3 Chain Lightning casts deal 100% increased damage and refund 50% of Maelstrom Weapon stacks consumed.
    • Restoration
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Healing of Tidewaters increased to 175% of Spell Power (was 140%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Each ally healed by Tidewaters increases your healing done by 1% for 6 seconds and increases the healing of your next Healing Wave or Healing Surge by 10%, or your next Chain Heal by 2%.
  • WARLOCK
    • Demonology
      • From the Shadows has been renamed to The Houndmaster’s Stratagem.
      • The tooltip of The Houndmaster’s Stratagem has been updated to the following – Dreadbite causes the target to take 20% additional Shadowflame damage from your spells and abilities for the next 12 seconds.
        • Developers’ note: It is intentional that From the Shadows, now The Houndmaster’s Stratagem, does not benefit Demonic Tyrant or your other pets. We’re updating the wording of this tooltip for clarity.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus – Grimoire: Felguard damage reduced to 20% (was 40%).
    • Destruction
      • Ruin no longer increases the damage of Channel Demonfire.
      • Channel Demonfire damage increased by 20%.
      • Shadowburn damage increased by 20%. Does not apply in PvP combat.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Channel Demonfire bolts, Immolate, and Incinerate have a chance to fire an additional Demonfire bolt.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Demonfire bolts increase the Fire damage you deal by 1% for 13 seconds for each bolt cast, stacking up to 8 times. Gaining a stack does not refresh the duration.
  • WARRIOR
    • Arms
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Chance to critically strike and critical strike damage reduced to 5% (was 10%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Deep Wounds critical strikes have a chance to increase the damage of your next Slam by 15% (was 25%).
    • Protection
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Shield Slam now reduces the cooldown of Last Stand by 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus – The wave of force generated by the 4-set bonus deals 45% of Attack Power.

DRAGONRIDING

  • Discover 8 new Dragonriding Glyphs in Zaralek Caverns to unlock 2 new Dragonriding traits:
    • Ground Skimming – When dragonriding near the ground, you regenerate 1 Vigor every 30 seconds. This effect does not occur while affected by Thrill of the Skies.
    • Land’s Blessing – Ground Skimming regenerates 1 Vigor every 20 seconds.
  • New dragonriding mount: Winding Slitherdrake.
  • New races and world quests are available in Zarelek Cavern.

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • Critical strikes now deal 150% of base damage and healing in PvP combat (was 175%).
  • Precognition (PvP Talent) has been removed. Precognition can now be crafted onto gear via Optional Reagent and counts as an Embellishment.
  • Hardiness (Orc Racial) stun reduction has been reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Developers’ note: In conjunction with the crowd control changes we are making, we are adjusting the value of Hardiness to put the ability’s power level more in line with other racial abilities in PvP scenarios, while still being able to feel the impact of the racial.
  • The PvP gear vendor located in Stormwind and Orgrimmar has been updated to sell Season 2 PvP gear for testing.
  • CROWD CONTROL DISARMAMENT
    • Take a look at the developer’s notes on these changes in the PvP Updates feedback thread.
    • ITEMS
      • Gladiator’s Distinction (PvP trinket 2-set bonus) no longer provides crowd control reduction.
    • INTERRUPT DURATION CHANGESThe below changes for interrupts are gamewide, not PvP specific.
      • Developers’ note: We feel that this change would have minimal impact in other content due to how creature spells are generally designed, as most kicks are spent on spells that have inherent cooldowns longer than the interrupt duration. We will also be keeping extra consideration of these changes for seasonal dungeons.
      • Druid
        • Skull Bash interrupt duration decreased to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • Mage
        • Counter Spell interrupt duration decreased to 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Monk
        • Spear Hand Strike interrupt duration decreased to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • Paladin
        • Rebuke interrupt duration decreased to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • Rogue
        • Kick interrupt duration decreased to 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • Shaman
        • Wind Shear interrupt duration decreased to 2 seconds (was 3 seconds).
      • Warlock
        • Spell Lock interrupt duration decreased to 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Warrior
        • Pummel interrupt duration decreased to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
    • CROWD CONTROL PVP DURATION CHANGESThe below changes for the noted crowd control abilities are PvP duration changes.
      • Death Knight
        • Blinding Sleet duration decreased to 4 seconds in PvP combat (was 5 seconds).
        • Asphyxiate duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 5 seconds).
      • Demon Hunter
        • Fel Eruption duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
      • Druid
        • Entangling Roots duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Hibernate duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Mass Entanglement duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Ursol’s Vortex duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 10 seconds).
      • Evoker
        • Landslide root duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
      • Hunter
        • Freezing Trap duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Steel Trap duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Scatter Shot duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
        • Intimidation duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 5 seconds).
      • Mage
        • Polymorph duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Mass Polymorph duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Ring of Frost duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
      • Paladin
        • Hammer of Justice duration decreased to 5 seconds in PvP combat (was 6 seconds).
        • Blinding Light duration decreased to 4 seconds in PvP combat (was 5 seconds).
        • Repentance duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Turn Evil duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
      • Priest
        • Mind Control duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Shackle Undead duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Psychic Horror duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
      • Rogue
        • Blind duration decreased to 5 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Sap duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Kidney Shot duration decreased by 1 second per combo point in PvP combat:
          • 1 point – 1 second
          • 2 points – 2 seconds
          • 3 points – 3 seconds
          • 4 points – 4 seconds
          • 5 points – 5 seconds
      • Shaman
        • Earthgrab Totem duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Hex duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
      • Warlock
        • Seduction duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Banish duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
        • Axe Toss (Stun and Interrupt) duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
        • Grimoire: Felguard (Stun and Interrupt) duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
        • Spell Lock (Grimoire of Sacrifice version) interrupt duration decreased to 5 seconds in PvP combat (was 6 seconds).
      • Warrior
        • Storm Bolt duration decreased to 3 seconds in PvP combat (was 4 seconds).
  • CLASSES
    • Developers’ note: In this week’s build you’ll see new PvP talents and changes to some existing ones; over the coming weeks you will continue to see more updates to PvP talents. Keep an eye on the latest PTR patch notes for details of the changes.
    • DEATH KNIGHT
      • Spellwarden (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Spellwarden has been redesigned – Reduces the cooldown of Anti-Magic Shell by 10 seconds but reduces its duration by 50%. Anti-Magic Shell is now usable on allies.
      • New PvP Talent: Bloodforged Armor – Death Strike reduces Physical damage taken by 20% for 3 seconds.
      • Blood
        • Heart Strike damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.
        • Blood for Blood (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Unholy
        • Reanimation has been redesigned – Reanimates a nearby corpse, summoning a zombie for 20 seconds that slowly moves towards your target. If your zombie reaches its target, it explodes after 3 seconds. The explosion stuns all enemies within 8 yards for 3 seconds and deals 20% of their health in Shadow damage.
        • The zombie summoned by Reanimation is no longer targetable or killable.
        • Reanimation now costs 30 Runic Power (was 1 Rune) and now has a 12 second cooldown with 2 charges.
    • DRUID
      • Balance
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Dying Stars (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Now causes the targets who remove Moonfire or Sunfire to be vulnerable to Moonfire and Sunfire for 15 seconds. If already vulnerable, they gain half the remaining duration of the removed effect.
      • Feral
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Leader of the Pack now increases movement speed by 10% (was critical strike chance by 5%).
        • New PvP Talent: Wild Attunement – After successful Cyclone casts, you are automatically shifted into Cat Form and your next Ferocious Bite, Rip, or Maim within 5 seconds also casts Feral Frenzy.
      • Guardian
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Raging Frenzy (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Restoration
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Reduces the movement speed of enemies who remove your Restoration heal over time effects by 30% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. At 3 stacks the movement speed reduction is removed, and the target is rooted and silenced for 3 seconds.
    • EVOKER
      • New PvP Talent: Divide and Conquer – Deep Breath forms curtains of fire, preventing line of sight to enemies outside its walls and burning enemies who walk through them for Fire damage. Lasts 6 seconds.
      • Time Stop cooldown reduced to 90 seconds (was 120 seconds).
      • Swoop Up range increased to 25 yards (was 20 yards).
      • New PvP Talent: Dream Catcher – Sleep Walk no longer has a cooldown, but its cast time is increased by 0.5 seconds.
    • HUNTER
      • Roar of Sacrifice has been removed as a PvP talent.
      • Roar of Sacrifice is now a talent in the core tree as a choice node against Hunter’s Avoidance.
      • Interlope (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Misdirection now causes your pet to redirect the next 3 hostile spells cast on your target. Misdirection cooldown increased by 15 seconds. Your pet must be within 20 yards of the target for spells to be redirected.
        • Developers’ note: We’re still working on this talent, so there may be a few bugs with this ability in this week’s PTR.
      • Dragonscale Armor (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Marksmanship
        • Ranger’s Finesse (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Casting Aimed Shot provides you with Ranger’s Finesse. After gaining 3 stacks of Ranger’s Finesse, increase your next Volley’s range and duration by 50% or your next Bursting Shot’s slow by 50% and its knockback distance. Consuming Ranger’s Finesse reduces the remaining cooldown of Aspect of the Turtle by 20 seconds.
          • Developers’ note: We’re still working on this talent, so there may be a few bugs with this ability in this week’s PTR.
      • Survival
        • New PvP Talent: Sticky Tar Bomb – Throw a Sticky Tar Bomb that coats your target’s weapons with tar, disarming them for 4 seconds. After 4 seconds, Sticky Tar Bomb explodes onto enemies within 10 yards. Other enemies that are hit by the explosion are affected by Sticky Tar Bomb but this effect cannot spread further.
        • Sticky Tar (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • MAGE
      • Netherwind Armor (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Prismatic Cloak (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • New PvP Talent: Master Shepherd – While an enemy player is affected by your Polymorph or Mass Polymorph, your movement speed is increased by 25% and your Versatility is increased by 6%. Additionally, Polymorph and Mass Polymorph no longer heal enemies.
      • New PvP Talent: Ethereal Blink – Blink and Shimmer apply Slow at 100% effectiveness to all enemies you Blink through. For each enemy you Blink through, the cooldown of Blink or Shimmer are reduced by 1 second, up to 5 seconds.
      • Arcane
        • Arcane Missiles damage increased by 5% in PvP combat.
        • Kleptomania (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Unleash a flurry of disruptive magic onto your target, stealing a beneficial magic effect every .5 seconds for 4 seconds. Castable while moving, but movement speed is reduced by 40% while channeling.
        • Mass Invisibility (PvP Talent) now has a 10 second duration, breaks if any actions are taken, and replaces Invisibility when learned.
        • Arcane Empowerment (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Fire
        • World of Flames (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Empower Flamestrike, dealing up to 200% more damage based on enemies’ distance to the center of Flamestrike.
        • Glass Cannon (PvP Talent) now increases damage of Fireball and Scorch by 100% (was 40%) and now also increases the damage of Mastery: Ignite. Additionally, the maximum health reduction is now 20% (was 15%).
        • Flamecannon (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Every 2 seconds in combat with no enemies within 20 yards, you gain 3% maximum health, 3% increased damage, and a 3 yard range increase to Fire spells. This effect stacks up to 5 times and lasts for 3 seconds.
      • Frost
        • New PvP Talent: Icy Feet – When your Frost Nova or Water Elemental’s Freeze is dispelled or removed, become immune to snares for 3 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 10 seconds.
        • Chilled to the Bone (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Frost Bomb (PvP Talent) explosion damage increased by 50%. Dispelling Frost Bomb before its explosion now grants a charge of Brain Freeze.
    • MONK
      • Brewmaster
        • Wind Waker (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Guided Meditation (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Zen Meditation by 50% (was 75%).
        • Incendiary Breath (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Hot Trub (PvP Talent) now has an additional effect – Also makes your next Breath of Fire incapacitate targets after purifying 100% of your max health.
      • Mistweaver
        • Chrysalis (PvP Talent) – Removed from PvP talents. Located on a choice node with Burst of Life on the Mistweaver specialization tree.
        • Thunderous Focus Tea (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Thunder Focus Tea can now additionally cause Crackling Jade Lightning’s knockback immediately or cause Roll and Chi Torpedo to refund a charge on use and heal you.
        • New PvP Talent: Fae Accord – Faeline Stomp’s cooldown is reduced by 20 seconds. Enemies struck by Faeline Stomp are snared by 50% for 8 seconds (was 70%).
      • Windwalker
        • Turbo Fists (PvP Talent) no longer causes Fists of Fury to deal its full damage to all targets hit.
        • Fists of Fury now deals 90% of its damage to secondary target players.
    • PALADIN
      • Holy
        • Flash of Light healing increased by 50% for Holy Paladins in PvP combat (was 25%).
        • Holy Light healing increased by 100% in PvP combat (was 75%).
        • Light’s Grace (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • New PvP Talent: Bedazzle – Call upon the light to blind your enemies in a 20 yard cone, causing enemies to miss their spells and attacks for 3 seconds. 1.5 second cast time, 90 second cooldown.
        • Vengeance Aura has been removed.
      • Retribution
        • Ultimate Retribution now marks the enemy target for 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • PRIEST
      • New PvP Talent: Phase Shift – Step into the shadows when you cast Fade, avoiding all attacks and spells for 0.5 seconds. Interrupt effects are not affected by Phase Shift.
      • Phase Shift now lasts 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Phase Shift has been added to the Personal Resource Display.
      • New PvP Talent: Absolute Faith – Leap of Faith also pulls the spirit of the 3 furthest allies within 40 yards and distributes health between you and the affected allies. shields all allies affected.
      • Eternal Rest (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Delivered from Evil (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Holy
        • The bounce radius of Prayer of Mending has been increased by 10 yards.
        • Prayer of Mending healing increased by 50% in PvP combat.
        • Cardinal Mending (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Discipline
        • Power Word: Barrier effectiveness increased by 100% in PvP combat.
        • Dome of Light has been removed.
      • Shadow
        • Vampiric Touch damage is no longer reduced in PvP combat (was reduced by 5%).
        • Void Origins (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Mind Spike damage is now increased by 25% in PvP combat (was reduced by 25%).
        • Mind Spike and Mind Spike: Insanity damage is now increased by 30% in PvP combat (was 25%).
        • Mind Flay and Mind Flay: Insanity damage is now increased by 30% in PvP combat.
        • Deathspeaker increases the damage of Shadow Word: Death by 10% in PvP combat (was 25%).
    • ROGUE
      • Dagger in the Dark (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Each second while Stealth is active, nearby enemies within 12 yards take an additional 2% damage from you for 10 seconds. Stacks up to 6 times.
      • Subtlety
        • Distracting Mirage (PvP Talent) slow value has been increased to 60% (was 30%).
    • SHAMAN
      • Seasoned Winds (PvP Talent) is now available to all specializations (was Elemental and Enhancement).
      • Seasoned Winds now lasts 18 seconds and can stack up to 3 times.
      • Static Field Totem (PvP Talent) is now available to all specializations (was Elemental and Enhancement).
      • New PvP Talent: Burrow – Burrow beneath the ground, becoming unattackable, removing movement impairing effects, and increasing your movement speed by 50% for 5 seconds. When the effect ends, enemies within 6 yards are knocked in the air and take Physical damage.
      • Swelling Waves (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Spectral Recovery (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Elemental
        • Stormkeeper increases Lightning Bolt damage by 30% for Elemental in PvP combat (was 115%).
        • Casting Lightning Bolt with Surge of Power causes 1 additional Elemental Overload in PvP combat (was 2).
        • Lightning Bolt damage increased by 53% for Elemental in PvP combat.
        • Control of Lava (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • New PvP Talent: Volcanic Surge – Increases the damage of Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, and Lava Burst by 20%. Lava Surge instead reduces the cast time of your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, or Lava Burst by 25%, stacking up to 2 times. Volcanic Surge now also increases the chance for Lava Surge to trigger by 100%.
      • Enhancement
        • Ethereal Form (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Thundercharge (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • New PvP Talent: Stormweaver – Consuming Maelstrom Weapon on a damage spell causes your next Healing Surge or Chain Heal to gain the full benefits of Maelstrom Weapon based on the stacks consumed.
        • The healing bonus from Improved Maelstrom Weapon is reduced by 75% in PvP combat (was 25%).
      • The healing bonus from Raging Maelstrom is now reduced by 60% in PvP combat (was 40%).
      • Restoration
        • New PvP Talent: Rain Dance – Healing Rain is now instant, 20% more effective, and costs 30% less mana.
        • Cleansing Waters (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • WARLOCK
      • Bane of Fragility (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Bonds of Fel (PvP Talent) explosion damage increased by 33%.
      • New PvP Talent: Impish Instincts – Taking direct Physical damage reduces the cooldown of Demonic Circle by 2 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 5 seconds.
      • Destruction
        • Cremation (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Demonology
        • Call Fel Hunter (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Pleasure through Pain (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Master Summoner (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Reduces the cast time of your Call Dreadstalkers, Summon Vilefiend, and Summon Demonic Tyrant by 20% and reduces the cooldown of Call Dreadstalkers by 5 seconds.
        • Call Fel Lord (PvP Talent) no longer costs Soul Shards. Fel Cleave’s damage increased by 30% and is now cast 50% more frequently.
    • WARRIOR
      • Warbringer (PVP Talent) damage reduced by 65%. Range increased to 20 yard cone.
      • Rebound (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Spell Reflection reflects the next 2 incoming spells cast on you and reflected spells deal 50% extra damage to the attacker. Spell Reflection’s cooldown is increased by 10 seconds.
      • Arms
        • Duel (PvP Talent) – Characters in a duel are now highlighted for each other.
      • Protection
        • Thunderstruck (PvP talent) duration increased to 4 seconds, now obeys Diminishing Returns and breaks on damage.
        • Sword and Board (PvP Talent) has been removed.

PROFESSIONS

  • New Optional Reagents are available for upgrading items to a higher item level.
    • Developers’ note: Crafting UI doesn’t currently display these new reagent slots correctly.
    • Non-Spark gear (Blue)
      • Titan Training Matrix V
      • Enchanted Whelpling’s Shadowflame Crest
    • Spark gear (Purple)
      • Enchanted Wyrm’s Shadowflame Crest
      • Enchanted Aspect’s Shadowflame Crest
  • Elemental Lariat duration changed to 5 seconds (was 12 seconds); increased by 1 second per elemental gem equipped.
    • Developers’ note: The Elemental Lariat has been one of the strongest embellishments due to its ability to grant a large amount of your desired stat based on a condition that is easy to satisfy. We knew that we wanted to bring its power back on the season boundary, but was important to us that player’s investment in acquiring the item or the recipe was respected. Rather than reduce its power directly, we opted to redesign the passive to bring it in line with all other Jewelcrafting effects by scaling an axis of power with the quantity of gems slotted. The net result is that the Elemental Lariat will be less powerful than it is now earlier in a player’s gearing phase, while preserving its place as a throughput powerhouse when players begin to round off their gear set with added sockets. We look forward to hearing your feedback.
  • Tooltip size for Recipe Unlearned has been increased.
  • Players can now purchase Crests of Honor and Trophies of Conquest from PvP quartermasters in Valdrakken. These tokens cost 525, 700, and 875 of their respective currencies and are used as Optional Reagents when crafting armor and accessories of identical costs. Items enhanced with these reagents will gain the ability to scale to their appropriate PvP item level in Arenas and Battlegrounds.
    • Developers’ note: Our goals with this addition are to enable a broader selection of embellishments to be viable choices for players of all ranks, offer more opportunities to customize secondary stats via the missive system, and enable the use of Tinkers in Unrated Battlegrounds without concerns of the power discrepancy.
  • Last season’s Crimson Combatant recipes can now be purchased from Korganar Smolderforge in the Gladiator’s Refuge for 3 Marks of Honor each.
  • Shadowlands scaled items can now be disenchanted in Chromie Time.
  • Herb nodes have been placed in the Zaralek Cavern. Mining, Fishing, and Skinning will be coming in future weeks of the PTR.
  • Added an option to swap the Professions recipe window to a minimal view to allow other windows to open side by side.
    • Search bar for learned recipes has been added to the minimized crafting UI.
  • Skinning is now available in Zaralek Cavern.
  • Profession recipes have been added for the following professions but not all are fully enabled. Sources and recipe costs are still being worked on. You can find these on the temporary crafting vendors.
    • ALCHEMY
      • Draconic Phial Cauldron
      • Stinky Bright Potion
      • Transmute: Dracothyst
      • Cauldron of Extracted Putresence
    • BLACKSMITHING
      • Hellsteel Alloy
      • Hellsteel Belt Buckle
      • Hellsteel Impact Buckler
      • Hellsteel Bunker Buster (This name will change)
      • Heat-Resistant Rescue Ring
    • COOKING
      • Rocks on the Rocks
      • Charitable Cheddar
      • Roland (Battle Pet)
    • ENCHANTING
      • Shadowflame Wreathe
      • Spore Tender
      • Spore Keeper’s Baton
      • Illusory Adornment: Spores
      • Titan Training Matrix V
      • Enchanted Whelpling’s Shadowflame Crest
      • Enchanted Wyrm’s Shadowflame Crest
      • Enchanted Aspect’s Shadowflame Crest
    • ENGINEERING
      • Engineering skill up treasures are now in the world!
      • Polarity Bomb
      • EZ-Thro Polarity Bomb
      • Quackomancy Cannon
    • INSCRIPTION
      • Winding Slitherdrake: Blue and Silver Armor
      • Winding Slitherdrake: Yellow and Silver Armor
      • Winding Slitherdrake: Curved Chin Horn
      • Winding Slitherdrake: White Hair
      • Winding Slitherdrake: Small Finned Throat
      • Glyph of the Chosen Glaive
      • Glyph of the Heaved Armament
      • Vantus Rune: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
      • Hissing Rune
      • Contract: Loamm Niffen
    • LEATHERWORKING
      • Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards
      • Spore Colony Shoulderguards
      • Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch
      • Lambent Armor Kit
      • Obsidian Combatant gear
    • TAILORING
      • Spore-Infused Combat Bandage
      • Reserve Parachute
      • Undulating Sporecloak
      • Explorer’s Banner of Comradery
      • Enormous Ball of Yarn

QUESTS

  • RESEARCHERS UNDER FIRE SCENARIO
    • Assist researchers Rannan Korren, Greta Herzig, and Thaelin Darkanvil as they investigate a Titan mining lockdown with their new niffen guides in the Zaralek Cavern.
    • The scenario should begin every hour at the half-hour.
    • Please submit your feedback in this thread.
  • PUBLIC OBJECTIVES
    • A public objective is a 5-10 minute, publicly credited bonus objective. Players will all make progress towards it’s completion together for rewards.
    • Public objectives appear as stars on the Zaralek Cavern map. Stars appear 30 seconds before public objectives become active.
  • SNIFFENSEEKING
    • After arriving in Loamm and meeting the Niffen in the early Campaign, Myrrit invites the player to go on adventures with him.
    • Buddy up with Myrrit to explore secret caves hidden around Zaralek Cavern up to three times a week.
    • These Sniffenseek digs are short puzzles that can involve stealth, sniffin’, diggin’, or using logic. They are approximately 5 minutes in length.
  • Briggul has her hands full with a star snail that is too big to race. Do you have what it takes to train him up? Speak to Briggul in Glimmerogg to start the quest “Come Snail Away.”
  • Several new side questlines are now available:
    • “A Swallow’s Tale” from Effervesta in Loamm (requires completing “Six Hundred Feet Under” campaign quest)
    • “Slime Time Live” from Elder Honeypelt in Loamm (requires completing “Future Aspects” campaign quest)
    • “Mouse Detective” from Yarren in Hermit’s Hollow
    • “This Might Sting” for Dracthyr in Zaralek Cavern.
    • “Cause Without a Rebel” from Captain Drine in The Seat of the Aspects, Valdrakken.
    • “A Race To The Finish” from Grogul in Glimmerogg, Zaralek Cavern.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Talent Loadouts can now be linked to chat through the Share menu.
  • Updated special resource art and animations for the following classes:
    • Arcane Mage
    • Death Knight
    • Feral Druid
    • Windwalker Monk
    • Paladin
    • Rogue
    • Warlock
  • Updated Experience and Reputation gain animations and effects.
  • A consistency pass has been done on scroll bars in art and functionality.
  • A ping animation has been added to the map when opened from the quest tracker, making it easier to spot the quest location.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunter nameplate can disappear after using Feign Death.
  • Fixed an issue where personal resource display and health bars can become detached or disappear.
  • Clicking on a quest icon on the map will now open the quest details in the Quest Log.
  • Mousing over a quest icon on the map will highlight the corresponding entry in the Quest Log, and vice versa.
  • Mousing over a quest icon in the Quest Log or map will temporarily show any blobs for that quest.
  • In cross-faction guilds, the Guild Roster will now display a faction icon next to members of the other faction with a tooltip listing activities you can and cannot do together.
  • Legendary quest bang has an updated display art to improve readability and colorblindness considerations.
  • Loamm Niffen is sorted to the top of the Dragon Isles Summary list.
  • AddOn list will now display an icon or default to a question mark if the AddOn did not specify one.
  • PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER
    • Color contrast has been improved in PvP scoreboards.
    • Scoreboard table headers now have more descriptive tooltips.
    • “Match Average Matchmaking Value” on the Solo Shuffle scoreboard has been changed to “Role Average Matchmaking Value” to more accurately reflect Rating calculation.
    • The player’s end-of-match Matchmaking Value has been added to the Solo Shuffle scoreboard.
  • EDIT MODE
    • Cast Bar now has an option to show the cast time.
    • Minimap size can now be adjusted.
    • The Looking for Group Eye has been added to the Micro Menu frame, and its size can be adjusted.
    • Raid Frames will now show more buffs depending on the size of the frame, up to a maximum of 7 (was capped at 3).
    • Frames should no longer drag other elements that weren’t manually snapped to them.
    • The Experience and Reputation bars have been renamed to the more generic Status Bar 1 and 2, but will still be labeled Experience Bar for leveling characters.
    • Added a slash command for accessing Edit Mode: /editmode.
    • Pet Frame can now be moved separately from Player Frame.
    • The Edit Mode menu has been reorganized, with several options now hidden under Advanced Options.
    • The visibility toggle of the Buff and Debuff frames have been combined into one checkbox, but their functionality remains the same.
    • Encounter Bar will stay visible if it’s already shown when entering Edit Mode.
    • The Raid Frame menu now has a shortcut button that opens Raid Frame settings in Interface Options.
    • You can now snap frames to the corners of other frames.
    • Quest Tracker now has an option to enable a dark background.
  • OPTIONS
    • Added an option to disable chat.
    • Added a keybind option to stop ongoing Text-to-Speech.
    • The Interface > Raid Frames section now shows a preview of your raid frames display.
    • A hover state has been added to all options so you can more easily tell which line you’re looking at.
    • The Graphics Quality section has been reorganized into tabs.
    • The Auto Self Cast and Self Cast Key settings have been combined into a single dropdown.
    • Each Action Bar now has its own keybind section that appears if that Action Bar is enabled (they were previously grouped together under one section).
    • Mousing over a keybind row will now highlight the corresponding action bar button, and vice versa.
    • Options new to patch 10.1 will be marked with “NEW” tag.
16 days ago - Linxy - Direct link

Hello!

Here are this week’s PTR notes for Embers of Neltharion:

NEW ZONE: ZARALEK CAVERN

  • The Embers of Neltharion campaign is now available for testing.

NEW RAID: ABERRUS, THE SHADOWED CRUCIBLE

Millennia ago, Neltharion carved deep places in the earth where he conducted world altering experiments. After his death, these sites were lost to time, until now. Forces seeking to claim the Earth-Warder’s legacy raid his dominion in search for powerful artifacts. Now the champions of Azeroth must venture into darkness and ensure the crucible’s dangerous power doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible features nine boss encounters: Kazzara, the Hellforged, The Amalgamation Chamber, The Forgotten Experiments, Assault of the Zaqali, Rashok, the Elder, The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn, Magmorax, Echo of Neltharion, and Scalecommander Sarkareth.

CRUCIBLE CLASS ARMOR SETS

  • Death Knight, Havoc Demon Hunter, Druid, Mage, Brewmaster Monk, Holy Paladin, and Protection Paladin class armor sets are available for testing. Visit Setzertauren in Stormwind and Orgrimmar to pick up the sets.
  • Class armor set details can be found in this feedback thread. Please share bugs you find via the in-game bug reporting tool and your feedback about the bonuses in the feedback thread.

DRAGONFLIGHT SEASON 2

  • MYTHIC+
    • The remaining Dragonflight dungeons will enter the fray:
      • Brackenhide Hollow
      • Halls of Infusion
      • Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
      • Neltharus
    • Four dungeons from past expansions will provide new challenges to keep the Mythic+ rotation fresh:
      • Freehold, Battle for Azeroth
      • The Underrot, Battle for Azeroth
      • Neltharion’s Lair, Legion
      • Vortex Pinnacle, Cataclysm
        • Vortex Pinnacle will be available for testing in a future PTR build.
    • Seasonal affixes are in development and will be available for testing in a future PTR build.
    • Dragonflight Season 2 Mythic+ testing begins on Thursday, March 16. Visit the feedback thread for details.

CLASSES

  • DRUID
    • Balance
      • The second Moonfire cast by Twin Moons no longer generates Astral Power.
        • Developers’ note: With the increase in Moonfire Astral Power generation from 2 to 6 in Embers of Neltharion, this doubling of AP from Twin Moons is stronger than we intend. This change makes it consistent with Astral Power generated by Sunfire.
    • Feral
      • Fixed an issue where Sudden Ambush was not affecting Shred and Rake attacks during Berserk.
      • Fixed an issue where Raging Fury was not extending the duration of Tiger’s Fury.
      • Updated descriptions of Pouncing Strikes and Bloodtalons to specify they increase the damage of your attacks for their full duration.
        • Developers’ note: This copies the language from Tiger’s Fury and distinguishes effects which snapshot their benefits at the time a damage over time spell is cast (Tiger’s Fury, Bloodtalons, Rake from Stealth) from those that only increase spell damage as long as they’re active (Sabertooth, new Berserk).
  • PALADIN
    • Holy
      • Avenging Crusader has been redesigned – You become the ultimate crusader of light for 12 seconds. Crusader Strike and Judgment cool down 30% faster and heal up to 5 injured allies for 750% of the damage done, split evenly among them. If Avenging Wrath is talented, also increases Judgment, Crusader Strike, and auto-attack damage by 30%.
  • PRIEST
    • Shadow Word: Death now has a 10 second cooldown (was 20 seconds).
    • Discipline
      • Enduring Luminescence now also reduces the cast time of Power Word: Radiance by 30%.
      • Power Word: Radiance now has a spell school of Radiant (was Holy).
    • Shadow
      • Shadow Crash damage reduced by 70%.
      • Shadow Crash now has a 20 second cooldown (was 30 seconds).
      • Death and Madness Insanity generation reduced to 8 (was 30).
      • Death and Madness generates Insanity immediately instead of over 3 seconds.
      • Shadow Word: Death now generates 4 Insanity.
      • Deathspeaker trigger rate increased by 50%.
      • Deathspeaker now increases the damage of Shadow Word: Death by 25% while active.
      • Deathspeaker now temporarily increases the maximum charges of Shadow Word: Death by 1.
      • Deathspeaker no longer triggers Death and Madness’ cooldown.
      • New Talent: Distorted Reality – Increases the damage of Devouring Plague by 20%, but Devouring Plague deals its damage over 12 seconds and its Insanity cost is increased by 25.
      • Encroaching Shadows has been removed.
      • Devouring Plague instant damage increased by 75%.
      • Surge of Insanity has moved to Encroaching Shadows’ position.
      • Surge of Insanity now has a Spell Alert while active.
      • Mental Decay now updates the maximum duration of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch so that the remaining durations are more easily understood.
  • SHAMAN
    • Elemental
      • Flame Shock’s dispel protection from Control of Lava (PvP Talent) is now a baseline part of Flame Shock.
    • Enhancement
      • Flame Shock’s dispel protection from Control of Lava (PvP Talent) is now a baseline part of Flame Shock.

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • CLASSES
    • HUNTER
      • Interlope (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Misdirection now causes your pet to redirect the next 3 hostile spells cast on your target. Misdirection cooldown increased by 15 seconds. Your pet must be within 20 yards of the target for spells to be redirected.
        • Developers’ note: We’re still working on this talent, so there may be a few bugs with this ability in this week’s PTR.
    • MAGE
      • Frost
        • Frost Bomb (PvP Talent) explosion damage increased by 50%. Dispelling Frost Bomb before its explosion now grants a charge of Brain Freeze.
    • PRIEST
      • New PvP Talent: Phase Shift – Step into the shadows when you cast Fade, avoiding all attacks and spells for 0.5 seconds. Interrupt effects are not affected by Phase Shift.
      • Phase Shift has been added to the Personal Resource Display.
      • New PvP Talent: Absolute Faith – Leap of Faith also pulls the spirit of the 3 furthest allies within 40 yards and distributes health between you and the affected allies.
      • Eternal Rest (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Delivered from Evil (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • SHAMAN
      • Elemental
        • Stormkeeper increases Lightning Bolt damage by 30% for Elemental in PvP combat (was 115%).
        • Casting Lightning Bolt with Surge of Power causes 1 additional Elemental Overload in PvP combat (was 2).
        • Lightning Bolt damage increased by 53% for Elemental in PvP combat.
        • Control of Lava (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • New Talent: Volcanic Surge – Increases the damage of Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, and Lava Burst by 20%. Lava Surge instead reduces the cast time of your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, or Lava Burst by 25%, stacking up to 2 times.
      • Enhancement
        • Thundercharge (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • WARLOCK
      • Bane of Fragility (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Destruction
        • Cremation (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Demonology
        • Call Fel Hunter (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Pleasure through Pain (PvP Talent) has been removed.

QUESTS

  • Several new side questlines are now available:
    • “A Swallow’s Tale” from Effervesta in Loamm (requires completing “Six Hundred Feet Under” campaign quest)
    • “Slime Time Live” from Elder Honeypelt in Loamm (requires completing “Future Aspects” campaign quest)
    • “Mouse Detective” from Yarren in Hermit’s Hollow
    • “This Might Sting” for Dracthyr in Zaralek Cavern.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • A ping animation has been added to the map when opened from the quest tracker, making it easier to spot the quest location.
  • Fixed an issue where Hunter nameplate can disappear after using Feign Death.
  • Fixed an issue where personal resource display and health bars can become detached or disappear.
  • EDIT MODE
    • Pet Frame can now be moved separately from Player Frame.
    • The Edit Mode menu has been reorganized, with several options now hidden under Advanced Options.
    • The visibility toggle of the Buff and Debuff frames have been combined into one checkbox, but their functionality remains the same.
    • Encounter Bar will stay visible if it’s already shown when entering Edit Mode.
  • OPTIONS
    • The Graphics Quality section has been reorganized into tabs.
    • The Auto Self Cast and Self Cast Key settings have been combined into a single dropdown.
    • Each Action Bar now has its own keybind section that appears if that Action Bar is enabled (they were previously grouped together under one section).
    • Mousing over a keybind row will now highlight the corresponding action bar button, and vice versa.
13 days ago - Linxy - Direct link

The following addition has been made to the 10.1 Embers of Neltharion PTR:

NEW ZONE: ZARALEK CAVERN

  • World Bosses, Vakan and Gholna are now available for testing.
8 days ago - Linxy - Direct link

Greetings! The 10.1 PTR has been updated with the following:

DRAGONFLIGHT SEASON 2

  • MYTHIC+
    • Neltharus
      • Warlord Sargha
        • Fixed the damage tuning on items found during the encounter.
    • Fixed an issue that gave players inconsistent item levels in Freehold, The Underrot, and Neltharion’s Lair.

CLASSES

  • DRUID
    • Feral
      • Bloodtalons now enhances your next 3 Rips or Ferocious Bites per activation (was 2).
      • Thrashing Claws bonus to Shred damage reduced to 8% (was 20%).
      • Wild Slashes bonus to Swipe and Thrash damage increased to 25% (was 20%).
      • Swipe damage increased by 20%.
      • Brutal Slash damage increased by 15%.
      • Moonfire damage with Lunar Inspiration increased by 8%.
  • EVOKER
    • Preservation
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – After casting 3 empower spells, gain Essence Burst immediately and another 3 seconds later.
  • HUNTER
    • Survival
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Every 25 Focus spent reduces the cooldown of Wildfire Bomb by 1 second, and the target of your latest Kill Command takes 100% increased damage from Wildfire Bomb for 8 seconds.
  • MAGE
    • Arcane
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus tooltip has been updated – For every 20,000 mana spent on and during Arcane Surge, your spell damage is increased by 1% for 12 seconds after Arcane Surge fades, stacking up to 30 times.
    • Fire
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – When your direct damage spells hit an enemy affected by Charring Embers 20 times the damage of your next 2 Phoenix Flames is increased by 200% and they refund a charge on use.
    • Frost
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Flurry and Ice Lance damage increased by 10%. Flurry causes an explosion on impact, dealing 50% of its damage to nearby enemies, damage reduced beyond 5 targets.
  • MONK
    • Brewmaster
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Rising Sun Kick grants a stack of Elusive Brawler, and when you dodge, the damage and critical strike chance of your next Spinning Crane Kick or Rising Sun Kick is increased by 5%, stacking up to 5 times.
        • Developers’ note: This change is not in for this week’s PTR, but will be added in a future PTR build.
    • Mistweaver
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Soulfang Infusion restores 5% of your maximum mana over 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Windwalker
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus tuning values have been added – Rising Sun Kick deals 15% increased damage and has a 30% chance to go nova, dealing Fire damage to all enemies within 8 yards.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Your melee auto-attacks have a chance to launch a Shadowflame spirit at your enemy that duplicates your abilities at 20% effectiveness for the next 7.5 seconds.
  • PRIEST
    • Improved Mass Dispel reduces the cast time of Mass Dispel by 0.5 seconds (was 1 second).
    • Psychic Scream now hits all enemies within 8 yards (was a maximum of 5 enemies).
    • Void Tendrils now hits all nearby enemies within 8 yards (was a maximum of 5 enemies).
    • Holy
      • Divine Image now spawns 1 Naaru that is empowered and grows with further Holy Word casts.
        • Developers’ note: This is intended to have the same effectiveness as the current design while reducing clutter on the battlefield.
      • Divine Image now teleports near the Priest when the Priest casts a Holy Word spell if the Image is further than 15 yards away.
      • Divine Favor: Chastise and Divine Favor: Serenity have been added to the Personal Resource Display.
    • Shadow
      • Shadow Word: Death damage reduced by 38%.
      • Shadow Word: Death deals 250% increased damage below 20% health (was 150%).
      • Mastermind increases the critical strike chance of the affected spells by 4%/8% (was 2%/4%)
      • Maddening Touch increases Vampiric Touch damage by 15%/30% (was 10%/20%).
      • Whispering Shadows no longer causes Shadow Crash to generate additional Insanity.
      • Mind Spike damage reduced by 6%.
      • Mind Spike: Insanity damage reduced by 11%.
      • Mind Spike: Insanity generates 6 Insanity (was 8)
      • Mental Decay now also increases the damage of Mind Flay and Mind Spike by 10%.
      • Unfurling Darkness and Mental Decay have swapped positions on the talent tree.
      • Mind Devourer has a 5%/10% chance (was 4%/8%) to trigger and increases the damage of Devouring Plague by 20% (was 15%).
      • Mind Flay damage from Idol of C’Thun reduced by 25%.
      • Inescapable Torment damage reduced by 40%.
      • Inescapable Torment increases the duration of Mindbender by 0.7 seconds (was 1 second).
      • Void Bolt generates 10 Insanity (was 12).
      • Void Bolt now updates the maximum duration of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch so that the remaining durations are more easily understood.
      • Mindbender and Shadowfiend generates 2 Insanity per attack (was 3).
      • Distorted Reality increases Devouring Plague damage by 8% (was 20%) and increases Insanity cost by 10 (was 25).
      • Devouring Plague extends the duration of Voidform by 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
      • Void Torrent now has a 45 second cooldown (was 60 seconds).
      • Unfurling Darkness damage increased by 75%.
      • Mind Melt is now a 1-point talent.
      • Malediction is now a 1-point talent.
      • Inescapable Torment is now a 1-point talent for Shadow.
      • Casting Void Torrent now always triggers Idol of C’Thun.
      • Vampiric Embrace no longer triggers from Psychic Link damage.
      • Vampiric Embrace no longer triggers Hallucinations.
  • SHAMAN
    • Enhancement
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Sundering increases your Mastery by 24% for 15 seconds (was 12%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Sundering increases your Physical and Fire damage dealt by 30% for 15 seconds and your next 3 Chain Lightning casts deal 100% increased damage and refund 50% of Maelstrom Weapon stacks consumed.
  • WARLOCK
    • Demonology
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus – Grimoire: Felguard damage reduced to 20% (was 40%).
  • WARRIOR
    • Arms
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Chance to critically strike and critical strike damage reduced to 5% (was 10%).
    • Protection
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus – Shield Slam now reduces the cooldown of Last Stand by 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus – The wave of force generated by the 4-set bonus deals 45% of Attack Power.

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • Hardiness (Orc Racial) stun reduction has been reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Developers’ note: In conjunction with the crowd control changes we are making, we are adjusting the value of Hardiness to put the ability’s power level more in line with other racial abilities in PvP scenarios, while still being able to feel the impact of the racial.
  • CLASSES
    • DEATH KNIGHT
      • Spellwarden (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • DRUID
      • Balance
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Feral
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Guardian
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Raging Frenzy (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Restoration
        • Reactive Resin (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Reduces the movement speed of enemies who remove your Restoration heal over time effects by 30% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. At 3 stacks the movement speed reduction is removed, and the target is rooted and silenced for 3 seconds.
    • MAGE
      • Fire
        • Flamecannon (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Every 2 seconds in combat with no enemies within 20 yards, you gain 3% maximum health, 3% increased damage, and a 3 yard range increase to Fire spells. This effect stacks up to 5 times and lasts for 3 seconds.
    • MONK
      • Brewmaster
        • Wind Waker (PvP Talent) has been removed.
        • Guided Meditation (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Zen Meditation by 50% (was 75%).
      • Mistweaver
        • New PvP Talent: Fae Accord – Faeline Stomp’s cooldown is reduced by 20 seconds. Enemies struck by Faeline Stomp are snared by 50% for 8 seconds (was 70%).
      • Windwalker
        • Turbo Fists (PvP Talent) no longer causes Fists of Fury to deal its full damage to all targets hit.
        • Fists of Fury now deals 90% of its damage to secondary target players.
    • PALADIN
      • Retribution
        • Ultimate Retribution now marks the enemy target for 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • PRIEST
      • New PvP Talent: Absolute Faith – Leap of Faith also pulls the spirit of the 3 furthest allies within 40 yards and distributes health between you and the affected allies. shields all allies affected.
      • Shadow
        • Mind Spike damage is now increased by 25% in PvP combat (was reduced by 25%).
        • Mind Spike and Mind Spike: Insanity damage is now increased by 30% in PvP combat (was 25%).
        • Mind Flay and Mind Flay: Insanity damage is now increased by 30% in PvP combat.
        • Deathspeaker increases the damage of Shadow Word: Death by 10% in PvP combat (was 25%).
    • SHAMAN
      • New PvP Talent: Burrow – Burrow beneath the ground, becoming unattackable, removing movement impairing effects, and increasing your movement speed by 50% for 5 seconds. When the effect ends, enemies within 6 yards are knocked in the air and take Physical damage.
      • Elemental
        • New PvP Talent: Volcanic Surge – Increases the damage of Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, and Lava Burst by 20%. Lava Surge instead reduces the cast time of your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, or Lava Burst by 25%, stacking up to 2 times. Volcanic Surge now also increases the chance for Lava Surge to trigger by 100%.
    • WARLOCK
      • Bonds of Fel (PvP Talent) explosion damage increased by 33%.
      • New PvP Talent: Impish Instincts – Taking direct Physical damage reduces the cooldown of Demonic Circle by 2 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 5 seconds.
      • Demonology
        • Master Summoner (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Reduces the cast time of your Call Dreadstalkers, Summon Vilefiend, and Summon Demonic Tyrant by 20% and reduces the cooldown of Call Dreadstalkers by 5 seconds.
        • Call Fel Lord (PvP Talent) no longer costs Soul Shards. Fel Cleave’s damage increased by 30% and is now cast 50% more frequently.

QUESTS

  • RESEARCHERS UNDER FIRE SCENARIO
    • Assist researchers Rannan Korren, Greta Herzig, and Thaelin Darkanvil as they investigate a Titan mining lockdown with their new niffen guides in the Zaralek Cavern.
    • The scenario should begin every hour at the half-hour.
    • Please submit your feedback in this thread.
  • PUBLIC OBJECTIVES
    • A public objective is a 5-10 minute, publicly credited bonus objective. Players will all make progress towards it’s completion together for rewards.
    • Public objectives appear as stars on the Zaralek Cavern map. Stars appear 30 seconds before public objectives become active.
  • Several new side questlines are now available:
    • “Cause Without a Rebel” from Captain Drine in The Seat of the Aspects, Valdrakken.
    • “A Race To The Finish” from Grogul in Glimmerogg, Zaralek Cavern.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Clicking on a quest icon on the map will now open the quest details in the Quest Log.
  • Mousing over a quest icon on the map will highlight the corresponding entry in the Quest Log, and vice versa.
  • Mousing over a quest icon in the Quest Log or map will temporarily show any blobs for that quest.
  • In cross-faction guilds, the Guild Roster will now display a faction icon next to members of the other faction with a tooltip listing activities you can and cannot do together.
  • PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER
    • Color contrast has been improved in PvP scoreboards.
    • Scoreboard table headers now have more descriptive tooltips.
    • “Match Average Matchmaking Value” on the Solo Shuffle scoreboard has been changed to “Role Average Matchmaking Value” to more accurately reflect Rating calculation.
    • The player’s end-of-match Matchmaking Value has been added to the Solo Shuffle scoreboard.
  • EDIT MODE
    • The Raid Frame menu now has a shortcut button that opens Raid Frame settings in Interface Options.
    • You can now snap frames to the corners of other frames.
2 days ago - Linxy - Direct link

Hello adventurers! The Embers of Neltharion PTR has been updated with the following changes:

DRAGONFLIGHT SEASON 2

  • MYTHIC+
    • The Vortex Pinnacle is available with this week’s Mythic+ test.
    • There are new affixes and adjusted affixes available for testing. Players can purchase scrolls from the keystone vendor to add to these to their keystone.
      • New Affix: Incorporeal – While in combat, incorporeal beings appear and attempt to destabilize players with spells that reduce their damage and healing done. Incorporeal beings are susceptible to all forms of crowd control.
      • New Affix: Afflicted – While in combat, Afflicted Souls appear that seek the aid of players. Afflicted Souls spawn with poison, curse, and disease afflictions. Removing any of these afflictions or restoring the spirit to full health causes it to despawn. Fail to remove their afflictions in time will inflict players with a negative status effect.
      • New Affix: Entangling – While in combat, entangling vines snare players.
      • Updated Affix: Explosive – Fewer Explosive Orbs spawn, but they now have substantially higher health.
    • The following affixes have been retired for Dragonflight Season 2:
      • Quaking
      • Grievous
      • Volcanic
    • We’re looking for feedback on keystone combinations:
      • Keystone Level 4 Affixes:
        • Spiteful
        • Sanguine
        • Bursting
        • Bolstering
        • Raging
      • Keystone Level 7 Affixes:
        • Incorporeal
        • Afflicted
        • Entangling
        • Explosive
        • Storming

NEW UPGRADE SYSTEM

  • Discount cost tooltip added.

CHARACTERS

  • 4 new eye colors and 5 new hair colors for Nightborne.
    • Developers’ note: The new eye colors for male Nightborne will be available in a later PTR update.

CLASSES

  • DEATH KNIGHT
    • Frost
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Howling Blast damage increased by 20%. Consuming Rime increases the damage of your next Frostwyrm’s Fury by 5%, stacking 10 times. Pillar of Frost calls a Frostwyrm’s Fury at 40% effectiveness that cannot Freeze enemies.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Frostwyrm’s Fury causes enemies hit to take 25% increased damage from your Critical Strikes for 12 seconds.
    • Unholy
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Death Coil and Epidemic damage increased by 10%. Casting Death Coil or Epidemic grants a stack of Master of Death, up to 20. Dark Transformation consumes Master of Death and grants 1% Mastery for each stack for 20 seconds.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Army of the Dead grants 20 stacks of Master of Death. When Death Coil or Epidemic consumes Sudden Doom, gain 2 extra stacks of Master of Death and 10% Mastery for 6 seconds.
  • DEMON HUNTER
    • Havoc
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Gain Seething Fury every 175 Fury you spend (was 200).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Each time you gain Seething Fury, the damage of your next Eye Beam is increased by 15% (was 12%).
  • DRUID
    • Balance
      • Developers’ note: We’re continuing to work to tune Balance’s damage composition and resource generation. Wrath and Starfire gained a lot of the Astral Power generation in 10.1, and we’re moving some of that increase into more passive sources to make Balance Druids a little more mobile. We’re giving Stellar Flare a boost to make it a valid option in low target scenarios. We’re reducing Rattle the Stars’ top end a little to bring it more in line with other talents and making it a little easier to maintain.
      • Wrath damage increased by 10%.
      • Stellar Flare damage increased 12%. Stellar Flare Astral Power generation increased to 12 (was 10).
      • Chance for Shooting Stars to fall increased by 15%.
      • Soul of the Forest now increases Wrath Astral Power gain by 30% (was 50%) and increases Starfire’s damage and Astral Power generation by 20% for each target beyond the first, up to 60% (was 30% and 90%).
      • Goldrinn’s Fang damage reduced by 10%.
      • Rattle the Stars duration increased to 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • Rattle the Stars damage bonus reduced to 8% per stack (was 10% per stack).
      • New Moon, Half Moon, Full Moon, and Fury of Elune Astral Power generation increased by 20%.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Sunfire, Moonfire, and Shooting Stars damage increased by 20% (was 18%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Crashing Star damage increased to 76.5% of Spell Power (was 72%).
    • Restoration
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Rejuvenation and Lifebloom healing increased by 12% (was 15%). Regrowth healing over time increased by 50% (was 75%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Flourish increases the rate of your heal over time effects by 30% for an additional 16 seconds after it ends (was 40%).
  • HUNTER
    • Survival
      • Lunge’s Wildfire Bomb cooldown reduction now requires you to have a 2-handed weapon equipped.
  • MAGE
    • Arcane
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – For every 24,000 mana spent on and during Arcane Surge, your spell damage is increased by 1% for 12 seconds after Arcane Surge fades, stacking up to 25 times. Mana regeneration is increased by 50% for this time.
  • MONK
    • Mistweaver
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Renewing Mists has a chance to grant Soulfang Infusion, granting 3% of your maximum Mana over 3 seconds. (was 5% over 5 seconds).
        • Developers’ note: This change was deployed late last week to PTR.
    • Windwalker
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Rising Sun Kick deals 12% increased damage and goes nova, dealing Shadowflame damage to all enemies within 8 yards.
  • PALADIN
    • Seal of the Crusader damage increased by 100%.
    • Protection
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Judgment critical strikes apply Heartfire and can trigger Grand Crusader.
        • Developers’ note: Additionally, the chance for Judgment’s critical strikes to trigger Grand Crusader has been significantly increased, while still respecting players’ talent selections.
    • Retribution
      • Templar’s Verdict now correctly triggers Empyrean Legacy.
      • Consecration, Divine Hammer, and Divine Storm tooltips now correctly update when Burning Crusade is talented.
      • Crusading Strikes tooltip now updates damage types correctly.
      • Expurgation tooltip has been updated to be clearer.
      • Art of War changed to a circle on the talent tree.
      • Templar’s Verdict and Justicar’s Vengeance changed to a square on the talent tree.
      • Searing Light is now called down upon the target rather than on yourself.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Judgment and Hammer of Wrath deal 10% increased damage and 20% increased critical strike damage. Hammer of Wrath applies Judgment to enemies.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Judgment increases the damage enemies take from your Holy Power spenders by an additional 5%. Hammer of Wrath now hits 4 nearby enemies for 20% of its damage.
  • PRIEST
    • Discipline
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Shadow Word: Pain/Purge the Wicked damage increased by 25%. Power Word: Shield absorbs 20% additional damage.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Every 3 casts of Power Word: Shield cause your next Atonement granted by Power Word: Shield to last an additional 15 seconds and heal 20% more.
    • Holy
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – When you cast Prayer of Mending, there is a 35% chance its effect is duplicated to another ally.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – When Prayer of Mending jumps or expires, it increases the damage and healing of your next Holy Word by 4%, stacking up to 15 times.
        • Developers’ note: This set bonus change will not be in this week’s PTR deploy, but will be in for a future PTR build. We’re making this change to ensure that Holy’s 2-piece bonus remains in line with the other healer set bonuses, regardless of target count and randomness. This iteration should still offer strong value to the Holy priest kit and we’ll continue to monitor its performance to ensure it does.
    • Shadow
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Increases the chance for Shadowy Insight to trigger by 25%. When consuming Shadowy Insight, Mind Blast deals 30% increased damage and generates 4 additional Insanity.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Devouring Plague damage increased by 15%. Every 4 casts of Devouring Plague increases the damage of Shadowy Apparitions conjured within the next 10 seconds by 80%.
  • ROGUE
    • Assassination
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Rupture deals an additional 40% damage as Nature. Crimson Tempest deals an additional 20% damage as Nature (was 40%).
    • Outlaw
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Between the Eyes grants 5% Agility for 15 seconds (was 7%).
        • Developers’ note: This set bonus change will not be in this week’s PTR deploy, but will be in for a future PTR build.
  • SHAMAN
    • Deeply Rooted Elements should now activate more consistently for all specializations.
    • Enhancement
      • Maelstrom Weapon damage increase now has a separate value from its healing increase. This applies to Improved Maelstrom Weapon and Raging Maelstrom.
    • Restoration
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Healing of Tidewaters increased to 175% of Spell Power (was 140%).
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Each ally healed by Tidewaters increases your healing done by 1% for 6 seconds and increases the healing of your next Healing Wave or Healing Surge by 10%, or your next Chain Heal by 2%.
  • WARLOCK
    • Demonology
      • From the Shadows has been renamed to The Houndmaster’s Stratagem.
      • The tooltip of The Houndmaster’s Stratagem has been updated to the following – Dreadbite causes the target to take 20% additional Shadowflame damage from your spells and abilities for the next 12 seconds.
        • Developers’ note: It is intentional that From the Shadows, now The Houndmaster’s Stratagem, does not benefit Demonic Tyrant or your other pets. We’re updating the wording of this tooltip for clarity.
    • Destruction
      • Ruin no longer increases the damage of Channel Demonfire.
      • Channel Demonfire damage increased by 20%.
      • Shadowburn damage increased by 20%. Does not apply in PvP combat.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Channel Demonfire bolts, Immolate, and Incinerate have a chance to fire an additional Demonfire bolt.
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 4-Set Bonus has been redesigned – Demonfire bolts increase the Fire damage you deal by 1% for 13 seconds for each bolt cast, stacking up to 8 times. Gaining a stack does not refresh the duration.
  • WARRIOR
    • Arms
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: 2-Set Bonus has been adjusted – Deep Wounds critical strikes have a chance to increase the damage of your next Slam by 15% (was 25%).

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • The PvP gear vendor located in Stormwind and Orgrimmar has been updated to sell Season 2 PvP gear for testing.
  • CLASSES
    • DEATH KNIGHT
      • Spellwarden (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Spellwarden has been redesigned – Reduces the cooldown of Anti-Magic Shell by 10 seconds but reduces its duration by 50%. Anti-Magic Shell is now usable on allies.
      • New PvP Talent: Bloodforged Armor – Death Strike reduces Physical damage taken by 20% for 3 seconds.
      • Unholy
        • Reanimation has been redesigned – Reanimates a nearby corpse, summoning a zombie for 20 seconds that slowly moves towards your target. If your zombie reaches its target, it explodes after 3 seconds. The explosion stuns all enemies within 8 yards for 3 seconds and deals 20% of their health in Shadow damage.
        • The zombie summoned by Reanimation is no longer targetable or killable.
        • Reanimation now costs 30 Runic Power (was 1 Rune) and now has a 12 second cooldown with 2 charges.
    • DRUID
      • Balance
        • Dying Stars (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Now causes the targets who remove Moonfire or Sunfire to be vulnerable to Moonfire and Sunfire for 15 seconds. If already vulnerable, they gain half the remaining duration of the removed effect.
      • Feral
        • Leader of the Pack now increases movement speed by 10% (was critical strike chance by 5%).
        • New PvP Talent: Wild Attunement – After successful Cyclone casts, you are automatically shifted into Cat Form and your next Ferocious Bite, Rip, or Maim within 5 seconds also casts Feral Frenzy.
    • EVOKER
      • New PvP Talent: Dream Catcher – Sleep Walk no longer has a cooldown, but its cast time is increased by 0.5 seconds.
    • MAGE
      • New PvP Talent: Master Shepherd – While an enemy player is affected by your Polymorph or Mass Polymorph, your movement speed is increased by 25% and your Versatility is increased by 6%. Additionally, Polymorph and Mass Polymorph no longer heal enemies.
      • New PvP Talent: Ethereal Blink – Blink and Shimmer apply Slow at 100% effectiveness to all enemies you Blink through. For each enemy you Blink through, the cooldown of Blink or Shimmer are reduced by 1 second, up to 5 seconds.
    • MONK
      • Brewmaster
        • Incendiary Breath (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Hot Trub (PvP Talent) now has an additional effect – Also makes your next Breath of Fire incapacitate targets after purifying 100% of your max health.
    • PALADIN
      • Holy
        • New PvP Talent: Bedazzle – Call upon the light to blind your enemies in a 20 yard cone, causing enemies to miss their spells and attacks for 3 seconds. 1.5 second cast time, 90 second cooldown.
        • Vengeance Aura has been removed.
    • PRIEST
      • Phase Shift now lasts 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
    • SHAMAN
      • Swelling Waves (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Spectral Recovery (PvP Talent) has been removed.
      • Enhancement
        • New PvP Talent: Stormweaver – Consuming Maelstrom Weapon on a damage spell causes your next Healing Surge or Chain Heal to gain the full benefits of Maelstrom Weapon based on the stacks consumed.
        • The healing bonus from Improved Maelstrom Weapon is reduced by 75% in PvP combat (was 25%).
      • The healing bonus from Raging Maelstrom is now reduced by 60% in PvP combat (was 40%).

PROFESSIONS

  • Added an option to swap the Professions recipe window to a minimal view to allow other windows to open side by side.
    • Search bar for learned recipes has been added to the minimized crafting UI.
  • Skinning is now available in Zaralek Cavern.

QUESTS

  • SNIFFENSEEKING
    • After arriving in Loamm and meeting the Niffen in the early Campaign, Myrrit invites the player to go on adventures with him.
    • Buddy up with Myrrit to explore secret caves hidden around Zaralek Cavern up to three times a week.
    • These Sniffenseek digs are short puzzles that can involve stealth, sniffin’, diggin’, or using logic. They are approximately 5 minutes in length.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Legendary quest bang has an updated display art to improve readability and colorblindness considerations.
  • Loamm Niffen is sorted to the top of the Dragon Isles Summary list.
  • AddOn list will now display an icon or default to a question mark if the AddOn did not specify one.
  • EDIT MODE
    • Quest Tracker now has an option to enable a dark background.
  • OPTIONS
    • Options new to patch 10.1 will be marked with “NEW” tag.