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    Kàiser
    THIS WEEK: ARENA SKIRMISHES
     
    All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Casual, choose Arena Skirmish and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena. You can also queue for a Premade group or create your own group within the Premade tab. 
     
    Look for the following all week long:
     
    - Archmage Lan’dalock near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.
    - Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    - Reward: A PvP loot box
    - Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes
     
    If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!
     
    WHAT ARE BONUS EVENTS?
     
    The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.
    Kàiser

    Hotfixes: July 17

    Par Kàiser, dans Accueil

    Hotfixes
    Dungeons and Raids
     
    Upper Return to Karazhan
     
    Shade of Medivh
    - The impact damage of Inferno Bolt has been reduced by 25% in Mythic difficulty.
     
    Mana Devourer
    - Energy Discharge now deals 20% less damage in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
    - Energy Void now deals 50% less damage in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
     
    Viz’aduum
    - Chess: King’s health has been lowered by 30%.
    - Disintegrate now deals 25% less damage in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
    - Disintegrate now has a cast time of 2.5 seconds in the first phase.
    - Explosive Shadows now deals 25% less damage in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
    - Shadow Phlegm now deals 20% less damage in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
     
    Items
    - The Warglaives of Azzinoth awarded by the I’ll Hold These For You Until You Get Out Achievement should now sheathe in the same formation as the original Warglaives.
    Kàiser
    The next PTR build should have a round of changes aimed at addressing various concerns with Frost. The major issues we're focused on are:

    - The spec is too dominated by Breath of Sindragosa (which has knock-on effects on talent choice throughout the tree).
    - Breath of Sindragosa, when you do use it, can be maintained for far too long. In addition to causing the talent/legendary lock-in around it, it means the demand for continuous time on target is very strict for extended periods of time.
    - The spec has many talents/legendaries that (individually or taken together) flood it with resources. Breath contributes to this by encouraging you to take all of them, but it's also a problem on its own.
    Talent balance generally has to be reviewed, especially after addressing all of the time.
    - We're trying to limit the scope of the changes in the patch, to address the above without opening up the core rotation for changes.

    - All damage abilities increased by 27%
    - Hungering Rune Weapon (L58) and Glacial Advance (L100) swapped positions
    - Breath of Sindragosa damage increased by 10%
     
    We want to preserve the identity of Breath of Sindragosa, including the steady resource drain being the main limiting factor, and the expression of skill in optimizing around that. So in trying to avoid less natural solutions like capping the duration or redesigning how it works, we're trying to limit the talent/legendary synergies that cause huge variance in how long Breath can be maintained. And breaking the Breath of Sindragosa/Hungering Rune Weapon interaction, on its own, goes a very long way toward making Breath's duration more reasonable again. DPS adjustment for the change is being put mostly into the baseline spec rather than into the power of Breath, because it's currently so far ahead of other setups.
     
    - Murderous Efficiency (L56->L57), Frozen Pulse (L57->L90), and Runic Attenuation (L90->L56) swapped positions
    - Hungering Rune Weapon duration 12s (from 15s) and additionally grants 20% haste
    - Bugfix: Hungering Rune Weapon correctly generates a Rune every 1.5s instead of every 1s
    - Murderous Efficiency chance 50% (from 65%)
    - Horn of Winter cooldown 45s (from 30s)
    - Koltira’s Newfound Will generates 1 Rune (from 2) and now causes Obliterate to deal 10% extra damage
     
    Using even a small subset of all of the above effects causes the rotation to be quite flooded. They are all being either weakened in power (with compensation to the baseline spec), or given non-resource-granting effects for part of their value. In addition, the two most egregious offenders (Murderous Efficiency and Horn of Winter) can no longer be taken together.
     
    Overall, there should now be a much broader set of talent combinations that produce a good-feeling rotation in which there are resources to do something on most GCDs, but you're still able to spend them down. Including, for example, during Hungering Rune Weapon, which is overly hectic or frustrating right now when you can't spend all of its resources.
     
    In addition, the talent rearrangement puts Frozen Pulse on a row with two predominantly AoE talents, which is a better home for it. The Frozen Pulse/Icy Talons ("machinegun") synergy is preserved, but can no longer be taken alongside Runic Attenuation as well.
     
    NB: The Hungering Rune Weapon bug may be fixed on live shortly as well, after we test the fix and analyze the impact.
     
    - Icy Talons bonus 15% (from 10%)
    - Shattering Strikes bonus 60% (from 40%)
    - Freezing Fog effect 20% (from 30%)
    - Obliteration duration 10s (from 8s)
    - Frozen Pulse damage reduced by 39%
     
    Minor talent rebalancing to match the above rearrangements and talent changes; numbers are likely to be updated as the rest of the changes settle into place.
     
    EDIT: Added Frozen Pulse change which was missed when I copied changes into the post earlier. As with the other changes, this is meant to make Frozen Pulse balanced within its new row, and meant to be accounted for in the overall DPS increase above.
     
    Breath can retain its role as a talent that encourages building around it to some degree (and its synergies with things like Runic Attenuation, Koltira's Newfound Will, and Seal of Necrofantasia are preserved). But without the overpowering Hungering Rune Weapon interaction, there is a lot more room for other builds to compete, and we've buffed the spec's baseline damage a great deal to shift the landscape towards all talents being closer together in DPS. As always, we'll continue to examine all of these changes based after people can start to test them on PTR.
     
    Kàiser
    World of Warcraft esports is expanding into the fast-paced, highly competitive world of Mythic Keystone dungeons with the Mythic Dungeon Invitational. We’re looking for the best of the best from around the world to battle it out for a share of $100,000.
     


    GREAT EXPECTATIONS, GREAT REWARDS
     
    We’re looking for the best players in the world, but first you need to show us you have the right stuff to compete. Teams aspiring to battle on the global stage must first push themselves through a gauntlet of Mythic Keystone dungeons, taking on increasingly difficult Mythic Keystones and earning the best scores on the Proving Grounds.
     
    Top scoring contenders will be invited to join as one of 32 outstanding teams from around the world, competing for a share of the $100,000 prize pool—and ultimately claiming bragging rights of the #1 spot. Once chosen, 8 teams from the Americas, 8 from Europe, 8 from China, and 8 from Asia-Pacific will be tapped to face the challenge, proving they have what it takes to go all the way to the finals.
     
    THE PROVING GROUNDS [JULY 25–AUGUST 8]
     
    From July 25 to August 8, teams aiming to secure an invitation to the top 32 will be challenged to push their way through Mythic Keystone dungeons to achieve their best scores. At the end of the two weeks, they’ll need to submit their top score using this form. Note that any entries received prior to the end of the Proving Grounds period (August 8) will not be considered.
     
    Remember, to be truly competitive among the World of Warcraft elite, your team must master multiple dungeons. We’ll be judging performance across the 5 dungeons in which the team achieves the highest Keystone Level during those two weeks.
     
    THE BIG SHOWDOWN
     
    Beginning in September, the invited contenders will compete in the Mythic Keystone Dungeon Invitational for their share of the prize pool. Each region’s contenders will be a part of a single-day broadcast in which they will face a series of elimination rounds until just 2 are left standing to represent their region on the global stage.
     
    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
     
    Keystone levels and affixes will be determined by Blizzard
    The first match of each series will take place in a dungeon pre-determined by Blizzard.
    Once the final 8 regional teams have been determined, they’ll move on to a single-elimination bracket where they’ll go head-to-head.
     
    WHERE TO WATCH
     
    If you’re an esports fan, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You can catch the action on the Warcraft Twitch channel. Keep an eye on here or on the official World of Warcraft Esports site for more details!
     
    The race for glory starts here. Are you and your crew skilled enough to take on the rest of the world? 
    Jovovich
    We’re really excited to share the new WoW esports site with you. It’s a space dedicated to the people and players who live and breathe esports, like us. The information you’ll see there focuses entirely on competitive tournaments, talented teams and their stories, live events and recaps, video and streaming content, leaderboards, announcements, and more. 
     
    Here’s what you’ll find:
     
    Arena World Championship—Catch last year’s BlizzCon finals for high drama and player passion.
    Regional qualifiers—Check out all the info about how each region qualifies for the tournament.
    Global schedule—Find out what awesome WoW esports events are coming up near you.
    NA/EU points standing—Stay up-to-date with the leaders and challengers.
    Latest news—Read up on the latest WoW esports tournaments in the highlights section.
    How to compete—Think you’ve got what it takes to defeat the best in your region? Go right ahead! Sign-up your dream team today!
    Tournament info and FAQs—Have a question? Curious about the upcoming tournaments? Want to get involved but not sure how? Check out this section to learn more.
     
    Want to see it in action? Head there now to see which teams are on top in the qualifier cups, what you can do to get involved, and important announcement dates for your calendar.
     
    Do you have what it takes to compete? Of course you do, there’s no doubt in our minds. Sign-ups for the NA Arena Cups #4 and #5 open on Monday, July 10. BlizzCon finals await you, champion!
    Kàiser
    Le nouveau group de raid <Unhuman> Recruit pour son roster de Tomb of Sargeras. Schedule de 2 jours semaine de 19hr a 22hr30.1 Journée de Farming 1 Journée de Progression. Nous Recherchons des joueurs fiables ainsi qu'une bonne attitude. Si vous êtes Interessé entré en contact avec Jovo/Kaiser/Holyshiock ou Nesquick. Merci !
    Jovovich
    It’s time to give back to the children of Azeroth during Children’s Week! Take an orphan under your wing and show them the various sights and experiences of Azeroth.
    OVERVIEW
    When: May 1 – 8
    Levels: Available to characters level 10 or above
    Where:
    Alliance: Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind Horde: Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar All Factions: Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath City (requires level 60); Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran (Northrend; requires level 70) Achievements
    Meta-Achievement: For the Children
    Complete the following Children’s Week achievements listed below, and you’ll earn the title reward of Matron or Patron: Home Alone; Daily Chores; School of Hard Knocks; Bad Example; Aw, Isn’t It Cute?; and Hail to the King, Baby. Home Alone (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
    Use your Hearthstone while your orphan is with you. Daily Chores (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
    Complete five daily quests with your orphan out. School of Hard Knocks (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
    Take your orphan into the Battlegrounds and complete the feats listed below: Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm, assault a tower in Alterac Valley, assault a flag in Arathi Basin, return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch Bad Example (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
    Eat the sweets listed below while your orphan is watching. Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream, Tasty Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcake, Delicious Chocolate Cake, Lovely Cake Slice, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Doughnut Aw, Isn’t It Cute? (Part of the Meta-Achievement) 
    Obtain one of the Children’s Week reward pets through questing. Hail to the King, Baby (Part of the Meta-Achievement)
    Defeat King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your orphan out. Veteran Nanny 
    Acquire Egbert’s Egg, Sleepy Willy, and Elekk Training Collar on one character. These are the items that unlock the battle pets Egbert, Willy, and Peanut. Activities
    Many orphans wish they had someone special to show them the wonders of the world. Throughout the year, they often spend their time wandering around their home cities of Stormwind or Orgrimmar, dreaming of the day they’ll be old enough (and big enough) to go out into the world to seek the adventures and sights they’ve missed as a child. During Children’s Week, the giving souls of the Horde and the Alliance can help make those dreams true.
    Visit Famous Landmarks: Talk to either Orphan Matron Nightingale in Stormwind (Alliance) or Orphan Matron Battlewail in Orgrimmar (Horde) to pick up a new little buddy you can guide around Azeroth and Outland.
    Achievements! Earn many fun achievements while traveling around the world with your orphan by your side.
    Pets
    Showing your orphaned child around can be beneficial to you and the child. Once you’ve completed the various quests associated with this event, you’ll have a choice of several pets to add to your Battle Pet collection:
    Orgrimmar and Stormwind: Whiskers the Rat, Speedy, Scooter the Snail, Mr. Wiggles
    Shattrath: Egbert, Peanut, Willy, Legs
    Dalaran (Northrend): Curious Oracle Hatchling, Curious Wolvar Pup
    If you’ve collected all these pets through the years you will be rewarded with the Pet Care Package instead which provides a variety of items including pug costumes, Magical Pet Biscuit, and a Flawless Battle-Stone.
    Learn more about this in-game holiday on Wowpedia and Wowhead.
    Jovovich
    Just when you thought that Pepe couldn’t get any cuter...the Traveler Pepe plush comes along! This little orange feathery ball of fluff will fly right into your heart and is ready to tag along wherever you may go.
     

    Pepe's sleek new aerodynamic design, combined with state-of-the-art kinetic debris dispersal (A.K.A., "goggles"), makes this bird ready to travel the world in style.

    New adventures await, so don't delay! Head to the Blizzard Gear Store to add the Traveler Pepe Plush to your collection today.
     
    Find out more about taking your adventures to new heights with our short video, and handy links to guides we’ve written along the way.
     
    https://youtu.be/UDNjdPj6rHg
    Jovovich

    Hotfixes: April 26

    Par Jovovich, dans Accueil

    Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Legion. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.
     
    April 26
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Artifact Challenges
    Protection Paladin
    Inquisitor Variss health reduced 15%. Highlord Kruul health reduced by 20%.  
    Broken Shore
    Imp Mother Bruva is now the only Imp Mother who spawns in the Garrison of the Fel.  
    Creatures
    [With realm restarts in each region] A number of storm drakes should now have a hitbox that more accurately reflects their size.  
    Items
    Unstable Horrorslime has been made slightly more stable, and should once again deal damage.  
    Player versus Player
    [With realm restarts in each region] PvP stat templates now grant appropriate stamina and do not affect the Concordance of the Legionfall Artifact trait. Death Knight, Druid
    Fixed an issue where Frenzied Regeneration and Death Strike could heal for more than their intended amounts in PvP combat. Shaman
    Purifying Waters is no longer increased by healing received modifiers such as Guardian Spirit. Windfury Totem now correctly has 5 health. Only one Windfury Totem can be active per Shaman at a time.  
    April 24
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Class Halls
    Players who have unlocked multiple Challenge appearances for their Artifacts will no longer see more than one of them on top of each other in their Class Halls.  
    Items
    Players should be able to transmogrify tabards to the appearance of the Legionfall Tabard. Butcher’s Bone Apron should no longer provide a benefit that persists in unintended circumstances.  
    Player versus Player
    Fixed a bug that was causing some players to become invulnerable in instanced PvP. The quest "Something Different" now requires 1 brawl victory (was 3 brawl completions). The quest now rewards a Soldier's Legacy Artifact Power token, 3 Marks of Honor, and a Brawler's Footlocker.  
    Quests
    Corrine the Deceiver should now respawn as expected when killed on the quest “Cult Culling”. Fixed a bug that was causing errors opening Stolen Crates during “Arming the Army”. “Full Fel” now correctly awards quest credit. Resolved issues where some Paladins were not able to obtain the letter starting the Maximillian questline. A certain Escape Rope in a secret treasure cave is now easier to see. It’s dark in there!  
    April 21
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Artifact Challenge
    Fixed a bug where some cooldowns were not being reset properly when starting an Artifact Challenge.  
    Classes
    The Artifact traits Master of Combinations, Fury of Ashamane, Warmth of the Phoenix, and Mind Quickening now correctly scale based on level.  
    Followers
    Lady S'theno's Watery Grave ability should now knock enemies up, rather than away. Fixed an issue preventing a version of Maximillian from having a mount. Maximillian’s Blessing of Kings should now correctly increase stats.  
    Items
    Rethu's Incessant Courage and Celumbra, the Night's Dichotomy should no longer put you in combat with neutral creatures in certain situations. Fixed a bug where Riddler’s Mind Worm could be lost if you didn’t loot the item after opening the Gift of the Mind-Seekers.  
    Services
    Transferring a character to a new account should no longer remove access to World Quests.  
    April 19
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Artifact Challenge
    The difficulty of the Tank Artifact Challenge at the Mage Tower has been adjusted: Highlord Kruul’s health reduced by 10%. Inquisitor Variss health reduced by 10%. Kor’vas Bloodthorn’s health increased by 100%. Nether Horror health reduced by 20%. Tormenting Eye health reduced by 20%. Smoldering Infernals are now summoned less frequently.  
    Broken Shore
    When you first activate a portal of any given type with a beacon, it will now last 10 seconds longer. The chance to loot Portal-Stones that can be used to call down powerful Lieutenants has been doubled. The Warden Initiate has received additional training, and can now fly alongside you. She has also learned to use her abilities more frequently and in a smaller area of effect. Players can now vendor excess Sentinax beacons that they don't wish to hold on to. The Ashtongue Felsmith has become aware of his burning region, and is no longer standing in his forge at Deliverance Point.  
    Classes
     
    Hunter
    Fixed a bug that occasionally kept Gon from spawning as expected.  
    Items
    Fixed a bug that prevented Rethu’s Incessant Courage from counting certain hostile creatures as valid targets.  
    World
    The flight path between Algen Point (Broken Shore) and Hafr Fjall (Stormheim) has been adjusted to follow a better route.  
    April 17
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Broken Shore
    Rewards from the enemies summoned by Nether Portal Disruptors have been changed: These enemies should now drop significantly more Legionfall War Supplies and Dauntless tokens, but no longer drop Netherchunks or Tier 1 Sentinax beacons. Developers’ notes: We want to make sure that Nether Portal Disruptors and the enemies they attract are lucrative and exciting without overshadowing other options so that players feel inclined to focus only on the Nether Disruptor for Broken Shore play. This should now be a solid extra to add to your activities when it’s available, rather than something to wait around for. Witchmatron Magora now respawns more frequently, uses more abilities, and is significantly sturdier.  
    Classes
     
    Mage
    Fire
    [With maintenance in each region] Damage of all abilities increased by 6%.  
    Hunter
    Marksmanship
    [With maintenance in each region] Damage of the following abilities increased by 4%: Marked Shot, Arcane Shot, Multi-Shot, Aimed Shot, Volley, Black Arrow, Bursting Shot, Piercing Shot, Windburst, Murder of Crows, Sidewinders, Barrage.  
    Priest
    Discipline
    Aegis of Wrath now reduces the remaining absorb of Power Word: Shield by 3% every second.  
    Shaman
    Elemental
    Seismic Lightning is now correctly affected by Elemental Fury. Enhancement
    [With maintenance in each region] Damage of the following abilities increased by 4%: Boulderfist, Crash Lightning, Flametongue, Lava Lash, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Shield, Rockbiter, Stormstrike, Windfury, Windsong.  
    Rogue
    Outlaw
    [With maintenance in each region] Damage of the following abilities increased by 4%: Ambush, Ghostly Strike, Killing Spree, Death from Above, Saber Slash, Pistol Shot, Between the Eyes, Run Through, Cannonball Barrage.  
    Warlock
    Affliction
    Fixed a bug causing the proc chance of Fatal Echoes (Artifact trait) to be quadrupled by Reap Souls. It is now doubled, as intended. Fixed a bug causing the proc chance of Sweet Souls (Artifact trait) to be quadrupled by Reap Souls. It is now doubled, as intended.  
    Dungeons
    Court of Stars
    Patrol Captain Gerdo Improved the visuals for Patrol Captain Gerdo's Streetsweeper ability.  
    Followers
    Lady S’theno should no longer disappear from Felhammer when she is sent on a mission.  
    Legion Companion App
    Added support for new Follower Missions. Addressed an issue that caused some Mission duration times to differ from the World of Warcraft client. Addressed an issue that caused Artifact Power rewards to display incorrect punctuation in tooltips.  
    Player versus Player
    [All PvP hotfixes are in-testing and intended to go live as soon as possible.]  
    Mage
    Fire
    PvP template Intellect reduced by 6%.  
    Hunter
    Aspect of the Turtle now negates the stun of Call Fel Lord. Beast Mastery
    Separation Anxiety increases the damage of your pet by 15% (was 50%).  
    Quests
    The arrow markers located in Impsorrow Approach no longer vanish when players enter the area for the quest “A Flare in the Dark”.  
    April 13
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Broken Shore
    Sentinax: Bloodstrike is now a debuff. Players should no longer be offered the "Armies of Legionfall" quest before they can accept it. Champion Aquaclease can now be taken down the Path of Suffering during "By Water Be Purged".  
    Classes
     
    Rogue
    Outlaw
    Loaded Dice buff duration increased to 45 seconds (was 15 seconds).  
    Followers
    [Hotfix in testing] Bodyguards now gain significantly more XP from player quests.  
    Quests
    Prowling Shadowstalkers spawnrates and spawn quantities have been improved for “Get Them Up” and “A Flare in the Dark”.  
    April 12
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Artifacts
    The requirement "Complete 100 dungeons while using your Hidden Artifact appearance" to unlock Hidden Artifact appearance color variant 2 has been reduced from 100 to 30 dungeon completions. Developers’ notes: The time and effort required for this Hidden Artifact unlock wasn’t consistent with the other two color unlocks. Additionally, now that Challenge Artifact appearances are in the game, requiring you to continue using your Hidden Artifact appearance (which can't be transmogged into the more prestigious Challenge appearance) for 100 dungeons was too much.  
    Bonus Event
    Corrected an issue preventing some players from accepting The Arena Calls skirmish event quest.  
    Classes
    Warlock
    Wrathguard's Mortal Cleave should now hit the same arc as the Felguard's Legion Strike ability. The Observer's Optical Blast should now share a cooldown with other Silence effects. Flames of Sargeras (Artifact Trait) increases the damage of both Conflagrate and Shadowburn.  
    Items
    Kil’jaeden’s Burning Wish now deals damage when equipped by level 101-109 characters.  
    Tailoring
    Melandrus' Star-Touched Bracers now drop in Heroic difficulty during "The Thread of Starlight".  
    April 11
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Broken Shore
    The World Quest “Behind Enemy Portals” will now correctly grant Legionfall reputation to players still affected by the Wyrmtongue Disguise. Players should no longer take damage from the Enhanced Living Bomb or Enhanced Dragonsbreath abilities used during the World Quest “Kill it with Fire!”  
    Classes
    Rogue
    The Artifact Trait “From the Shadows” will no longer keep the Rogue in combat after using Vanish, and will stop damaging targets affected by Blind.  
    Class Halls
    Grandiose Armor Kits can now correctly upgrade shoulder slot items. Players now only need to have completed the previous chapters of their Class Campaign to accept their Class Follower questlines from Maiev at Deliverance Point. Monk
    The items gained from the Brewhouse can now stack to a maximum of 5. Warlock
    Demonheart items can now stack to a maximum 5, and have separate icons.  
    Items
    Rethu’s Incessant Courage Fixed a bug causing nearby neutral creatures to behave erratically.  
    Player versus Player
    Warrior
    Soul of the Slaughter’s heal is reduced by 30% in PvP situations.  
    April 10
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Artifact Challenges
    Inquisitor Variss's health has been reduced by 10%. Nether Horror’s health has been reduced by 20%.  
    Classes
    Death Knight
    Black Claws (Artifact trait) can no longer incorrectly burst multiple Festering Wounds per swing. Demon Hunter
    Erupting Souls (Artifact trait) will now strike all targets hit by Soul Cleave. Hunter
    Cobra Commander’s Sneaky Snakes (Artifact trait) damage increased by 25%. Thunderslash (Artifact trait) damage reduced by 50%. Thunderslash (Artifact trait) deals 30% less damage with the Dire Frenzy talent. Mage
    Glacial Eruption (Artifact trait) damage increased by 20%. Warlock
    Jaws of Shadow’s (Artifact trait) bonus is now 10% (was 20%). Warrior
    Executioner's Precision (Artifact trait) bonus increased to 75%/stack (was 50%/stack). Oathblood’s (Artifact trait) proc chance increased to 15% (was 10%).  
    Class Halls
    More Follower missions are now available for players who have several followers above item level 855. Challenge Mission now has a reward of Champion's Trophy. The Cathedral of Eternal Night World Quest enabled by the Command Center building now awards Legionfall reputation.  
    Dungeons
    The Cathedral of Eternal Night
    Agronox
    Reduced Timber Smash damage by 20% on all difficulties. Thrashbite the Scornful
    Pulverizing Cudgel’s unavoidable damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties. Domatrax
    Reduced the amount of damage from Shadow Sweep on Mythic difficulties. Hellblaze Mistresses do significantly less damage on Mythic difficulties. Mephistroth
    Mephistroth health reduced by 30% on all difficulties. Felblaze damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties. Demonic Upheaveal’s unavoidable damage reduced by 60% on all difficulties. Creeping Shadows gain stacks more slowly on all difficulties. Shadow Blast impact damage reduced by 50% on all difficulties.   Items
    Infallible Tracking Charm now does an appropriate amount of damage in Timewalking dungeons. Potion of Trivial Invisibility should now make you invisible. You should be trivially invisible, but invisible nonetheless. Weapon appearances from the Armaments of the Ebon Blade and Armaments of the Silver Hand should be restricted to Death Knight and Paladin, respectively. Dreadstone of Endless Shadows may now proc from healing spells, as well as damaging spells. The tooltip will be updated to reflect this in a future patch. Splinters of Agronox will no longer drop for characters whose Loot Specialization is set to a Tank specialization.   Player versus Player
    Mage
    Fixed a bug where a Fire Mage's Ignite could interact incorrectly with Duel (Arms Warrior PvP Talent), resulting in significantly reduced or increased damage to secondary targets. Cauterizing Blink’s heal is reduced by 50% in PvP situations. For rated PvP, we’re adjusting the item levels for some end-of-match rewards, weekly rewards, and Gladiator obliterum tokens:
    End-of-match rewards for players whose rating is between 0 and 1799 have been improved, starting at a minimum item level of 870 (was 865). Weekly rewards have been raised to a minimum of 880 (was 870). The tokens purchased with Echoes of Battle, gained by obliterating Gladiator gear, now create an item at item level 880 (was 865). These changes will take effect this week with maintenance in your region.  
    April 6
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Assaults
    Defense of Emerald Bay: Destruction of Fel Spreaders will now grant group credit.  
    Broken Shore
    The maximum capacity of Legionfall War Supplies per character has been reduced to 1000. Quest Objects for the World Quest "Anicent Bones" should now be visible when the World Quest is active.  
    Player versus Player
    Hunter
    Feet of Wind will now properly suppress movement speed reduction effects.  
    April 5
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Achievements
    The "Defender of the Broken Isles" achievement is no longer required as part of the Legion Pathfinder, Part Two meta-achievement.  
    Developers’ notes: The rotating Legion Assault schedule is designed to have them active at varying times of day over the course of a given week, to accommodate different work schedules and available free time. We're hesitant to have an Assault last for too long, because they stomp on the entire World Quest content of a given zone for the duration, potentially leaving players with nothing to do there once the Assault is complete. But this design doesn't mesh well with an important achievement that requires completion of all four zones - if anything, it causes stress over scheduling and potentially missing specific zones during the cycle. The Defender achievement was never intended to be a major obstacle on the path to flight in the Broken Isles; its inclusion was more for thematic purposes and completeness. As such, we're removing it from the meta-achievement required to unlock flying.
    Artifact Challenges
    Arcane Mages can no longer use an immunity, such as Ice Block, to remove Arcane Biology. Fixed a bug that was preventing some players from being ported back to the mage tower when leaving the scenario.  
    Assaults
    While the Assault in Azsuna is active, Prince Farondis should now be visible to eligible players in Farondale. Vile Soulwardens in Val'sharah are no longer hesitant to engage in combat. Spires of Dread can no longer suffer damage from players' AoE abilities, and they no longer turn to face nearby players. Jarod Shadowsong will now appear for players at the base of Black Rook Hold if they leave the terrace before completing "Battle for Val'sharah". Drol'maz will now respawn even if his Dark Ritualists were not killed with him. Destruction of Fel Spreaders will now grant group credit for “Defense of Emerald Bay”. Fixed a bug where players were not receiving quest credit if they were in a raid group during the intro Legion Assault quests.   Broken Shore
    The Sentinax should no longer advertise that it is finished recharging when it hasn't.  
    Classes
    Druid
    Fixed a bug that caused a Druid to sometimes be disconnected when casting Typhoon.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    The Nighthold
    Skorpyron
    Resolved an issue in which Arcanoslash could place an Arcane Tether on a non-struck tank target.   Items
    Royal Dagger Haft now absorbs the intended amount of damage. For Brewmaster Monks, this absorb amount is always counted after Stagger has reduced the damage.  
    Player versus Player
    Death Knight
    Ice Block can now be cast by the Death Knight after being copied by Dark Simulacrum.  
    April 4
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Broken Shore
    Our Valarjar allies have deployed grapple points in key locations on Broken Shore. Broken Shore Rare Elite icons will now appear on the Broken Shore map even when the player is not currently in the Broken Shore. Creatures other than Rare Elites and Sentinax Lieutenants no longer drop Nethershards for players who are in a raid group. Rare Elites now drop fewer Sentinax Beacons. Portal enemies should now drop their beacon type much more often. Sentinax Lieutenants should drop multiple beacons for every player, allowing a quick restart after the break. Sentinax Lieutenants now drop many more Nethershards when slain. Sentinax cool-down time lowered to 3 minutes (was 5 minutes). Developers’ notes: These changes are aimed at aligning the pacing of the Sentinax area without significantly changing the rewards. Upgraded portals should feel more special, portal beacons more scarce, and the final boss for each round of Sentinax activity should be a more welcome sight. Since tapping rules and behaviors of large raids of players don’t present a good experience for nearby parties of five or fewer, and especially solo players who might come along, the change to drops for raid groups is intended to allow everyone more opportunities to tap enemies.  
    Classes
    Hunter
    (Hotfix in testing) Feet of Wind should now properly suppress movement speed reduction effects, as intended. Rogue
    From the Shadows no longer breaks Vanish.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    Some creatures in Mythic Keystone dungeons no longer summon Explosive Orbs. Corrected the Premade Group Finder difficulty display from "Mythic+" to "Mythic Keystone", for consistency and easier searching. Cathedral of Eternal Night
    Agronox
    Succulent Lashers now have significantly less health in Mythic difficulty. Succulent Secretion now does much less damage in Mythic difficulty. Poisonous Spores now hits for slightly less, and is limited to 5 stacks in Heroic and Mythic difficulties. Fulminating Lashers can now be stunned or snared.  
    April 3
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Artifact Challenges
    Tanks
    Stunning Inquisitor Variss on encounter start no longer prevents him from using Aura of Decay. Eye health has been reduced by 30%. Infernal spawn frequency has been reduced by 5 seconds.  
    Classes
    Hunter
    The Windburst/Cyclonic Burst effect can now correctly extend further than 40 yards from the Hunter. Cyclonic Burst can now crit for its periodic damage. Cyclonic Burst should work correctly when another Hunter's Cyclonic Burst is already on the target.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    Mage Tower: Knowledgeable is now less lucrative in dungeons of lower difficulty. Return to Karazhan
    Moroes
    The periodic damage of Garrote has been reduced by 30% in Heroic and Mythic difficulties. Players can now use their abilities to remove the bleed damage. The Nighthold
    Gul’dan
    Damage done by Bonds of Fel and Empowered Bonds of Fel have been reduced for smaller raid sizes. Eye of Gul'dan and Empowered Eye of Gul'dan now take up to 50% longer to reach max energy (and begin to cast Duplicate), to better accommodate smaller raid sizes. Resolved an issue in which Gul'dan could inadvertently teleport to the wrong tank after Storm of the Destroyer.  
    Player Versus Player
    PvP Template Primary stat reduced by 5% for all non-healers. PvP Template Stamina increased by 5%. Death Knight
    Frost
    PvP Template Strength increased by 5% Druid
    In PvP, Bear Form now grants 125% Armor (was 200% Armor). Guardian Druid Bear Form unchanged. In PvP, Bear Form now grants 40% Stamina (was 55% Stamina). Guardian Druid Bear Form unchanged. Balance
    PvP Template Intellect reduced by 5%. Full Moon and Half Moon damage decreased by 10% in PvP situations. Feral
    PvP Template Agility reduced by 3%. Restoration
    PvP Template Intellect reduced by 5%. Hunter
    Marksmanship
    Sidewinders damage reduced by 10%. Marked Shot damage reduced by 10%. Rapid Killing increases Critical Strike damage by 30% (was 50%). Mage
    PvP Template Intellect reduced by 5% (all specs). Paladin
    Retribution
    Shield of Vengeance can no longer be dispelled. Priest
    Discipline
    Rapture can no longer be dispelled. Shadow
    Shadow Mania increases the healing of Vampiric Touch by 35% (was 50%). Shaman
    Skyfury Totem now increases Critical Strike damage by 20% (was 30%). Critical strike healing unchanged. Skyfury Totem's cooldown reduced by 5 seconds. Warrior
    Opportunities Strike is no longer activated by Windfury Totem.  
    Quests
    Quest credit for “Unlikely Seduction” should now be appropriately given. Players above level 100 should now be able to acquire "In the Blink of an Eye."  
    March 31
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Brawlers Guild
    The Stranglethorn Streak Brawl is unavailable.  
    Broken Shore
    The message sent when a Sentinax boss appears should now play a loud warning sound. The Sentinax should now send a message when it has finished recharging and is ready to respond to beacons again. Rare elite enemies now drop significantly more Nethershards. Creatures summoned below the Sentinax now drop significantly more Nethershards. A number of unintended sources of Nethershards no longer drop Nethershards.  
    Classes
    Demon Hunter
    Fiery Brand should now be applied to the correct target when cast using an @focus macro. Druid
    Glyph of Twilight Bloom and Autumnal Bloom should again modify your Lifebloom spell. Stellar Empowerment no longer buffs the initial damage of Moonfire and Sunfire. Wax and Wane now increases the damage of your next Moonfire by 25% per stack (was 15%). Hunter
    Echo of Ohn’ara’s proc chance increased to 20% (was 10%). Talon Bonds can proc Mastery: Hunting Companion. Paladin
    Blessed Stalwart now increases Shield of the Righteous's effects by 8% (was 25%). Priest
    Fixed a bug that caused Cosmic Ripple to incorrectly cost mana.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    Corrected an issue that was preventing the Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements for Gul'dan from being properly awarded. Artifact Power rewards will now correctly scale for Mythic Keystone levels 11 through 14.  
    Player Versus Player
    Dampening now starts at a 20% healing reduction in 2v2 matches. Combatant's gear now starts at item level 840 and goes up to item level 860 (before Warforging), based on your character's average item level. Druid
    Overrun's range has returned to a minimum of 8 yards and maximum of 25 yards. Hunter
    Trueshot aura will continue to countdown correctly when the Hunter is under the effect of Cyclone. Paladin
    Flash of Light now heals for 35% more in PvP situations. Holy Light now heals for 50% more in PvP situations. Light's Grace now increases the healing of Holy Light by 50% (was 100%). Priest
    Holy Ward will now cause the target to be immune to Scatter Shot. Shaman
    Ethereal Form can now be cast in Arenas and Battlegrounds. Restoration PvP Template Mastery has been increased by 10%.  
    Quests
    Eyir has returned from a critically important meeting with Odyn and is once again available in her vault for the worthy.  
    March 30
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Broken Shore
    Hidden Wyrmtongue Caches can now be used by 5 players within 15 seconds of the first player looting them. Hidden Wyrmtongue Caches should now appear on the minimap. Rare elite corpses should now linger for 30 seconds longer after being looted to help prevent them from disappearing from the map. Increased the Nethershard rewards from the Sentinax Lieutenants. Beacons that reward gathering materials can now be used while the Sentinax is on cooldown. The message sent when a Sentinax boss appears should now play a loud warning sound. The Sentinax should now send a message when it has finished recharging and is ready to respond to beacons again. The Eye of Gurgh has received additional training in the art of fighting adventurers. On PvP realms, Deliverance Point should now have a rest area. Rare Elite commanders on Broken Shore are rumored to now drop more loot.  
    Classes
    Druid
    Glyph of Twilight Bloom and Autumnal Bloom should again modify your Lifebloom spell. Mage
    The cooldown for Displacement is now correctly reduced by Everywhere At Once.  
    Class Hall
    Matilda Skoptidottir inside the Warrior Order Hall should once more be visible to players who just finished research.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    The dungeon quest "Return to Karazhan: The Tower of Power" is now completable in Mythic Keystone difficulty, in addition to all other difficulties.  
    Player Versus Player
    Focused Assault and Brutal Assault are now being applied to flag carriers. Druid
    Frenzied Regeneration now heals 25% of incoming player damage in the last 5 seconds, (was 50%) for all specs except Guardian. Monk
    Ancient Mistweaver Arts no longer allows Soothing Mist to continue to heal while the player is stunned, silenced, disoriented, or otherwise interrupted.  
    Professions
    Archaeology
    Surveying in elite digsites with Luron now gives credit towards "Surveying Student".  
    March 29
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Broken Shore
    The number of Legionfall War Supplies required to complete construction of the Broken Shore buildings has been significantly reduced. Broken Shore rare spawn creatures that get markers on your map and minimap should remain marked for you after they’ve been slain.  
    Classes
    Death Knight
    Howling Blast will now correctly deal its area damage if it kills the primary target. Runic Chills reduces Sindragosa's Fury cooldown by 1 second per proc (was 3 seconds). Thronebreaker damage reduced by 50%. Druid
    Wax and Wane bonus 15% (from 5%). Wax and Wane affects Sunfire in addition to Moonfire (tooltip won't be clear about this in 7.2). Hunter
    Unerring Arrows bonus is now 4% per point (was 10% per point). Mage
    Aegwynn's Intensity trait adds the correct amount of critical strike % to Arcane Missiles. Monk
    Split Personality cooldown reduction increased to 5 seconds per rank (was 3 seconds per rank). Whispers  of Shaohao’s heal radius is now set to 30 yards from the respective Mist. Paladin
    Righteous Verdict bonus increased to 8% per point (was 5% per point). Priest
    Shadowfiend modified by Glyph of the Sha is now properly affected by the Artifact Trait Fiending Dark. Rogue
    Sinister Circulation now has a 0.5 second proc cooldown. Warlock
    Rend Souls proc rate is now 4% (was 12%). Rend Souls damage is no longer doubled by Reap Souls, but its proc rate still is. Warrior
    Soul of the Slaughter Artifact Trait proc chance increased to 1.0%/Rage (was 0.5%) and healing increased by 50%.  
    Class Hall
    Active Artifact Knowledge work orders will instantly complete when a player zones into the order hall if that player has 25 or less total Artifact Knowledge.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    Cathedral of Eternal Night
    Group Finder groups should now properly end the dungeon with Mephistroth. The Nighthold
    High Botanist Tel’arn
    Solarist Tel'arn and Naturalist Tel'arn now properly mirror High Botanist Telarn's current health when they spawn after Nightosis and all throughout the fight. Spellblade Aluriel
    Fel Stomp (Mythic difficulty-only) once again properly displays its visual.  
    Items
    Distilled Titan Essence will now reliably upgrade Legion Legendary items from 910 to 940.  
    Professions
    An appropriate amount of Obliterum is now given from obliterating crafted items.  
    Quests
    Players are no longer prevented from entering the Vault of Eyir if “The Gates Are Closed” is available.  
    March 28
     
    Hotfixes
     
    Creatures
    Skittering Demons and Sister Silkreaver should no longer randomly evade.  
    Dungeons and Raids
    The Nighthold
    The Achievement Ahead of the Curve: Gul'dan can once again be earned. It will be available until Tomb of Sargeras opens.  
    Quests
    Completing World Quests that award reputation should again bring you across the threshold from Revered to Exalted. Gryphons should be easier to shoot during “The Splintered Fleet”. Players should now be able to turn in "The Final Judgement" after completing it.  
    Zone
    Players who die in Xylem's Tower or the surrounding area are now placed at the closer tower graveyard.  
    Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras is live! For more details, click here.