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Tribute to BlizzCon Talent Contest Winner Jay the Tavern Bard in Battle for Azeroth - Tue, 01 May 2018 23:18:39 -0500
Jay the Tavern Bard, the winner of the BlizzCon 2017 Talent Contest, has been honored in-game in Battle for Azeroth!

Jay the Tavern Bard can be found near one of the buildings in Boralus, near the bridge to Fernwood Ridge in Tiragarde Sound, playing his trusty guitar. As of build 26530, he has no interactions, but you can listen to him riffing on his guitar in-game!

Jay won the BlizzCon 2017 Talent Contest with one of his classic Bard Tales, "Tales Of Azeroth".

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Broadcast Text for 26530 - Vol'jin, Shandris, San'layn, Gallywix, Mia Greymane, Can't Hug Every Cat - Tue, 01 May 2018 20:45:23 -0500
Datamined broadcast text for build 26530 continues with dialogue related to Vol'jin, Shandris, the San'layn, and Gallywix. There's also a humorous parody of "Can't Hug Every Cat."

We learned some pretty major things about the Burning of Teldrassil so well, which we covered in a separate post.

Story Spoilers - Note that this is all datamined dialogue and is subject to change at any moment and the order of lines spoken may change in game.

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Broadcast Text for 26530 - Burning of Teldrassil, Malfurion, Saurfang, Sylvanas (Spoilers) - Tue, 01 May 2018 19:09:45 -0500
The Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26530 added more details on the Burning of Teldrassil, including important dialogue spoken by Malfurion, Saurfang, and Sylvanas. Previously we knew about the tactics leading up to the assault but now we learn more about the climatic moments. Story Spoilers.

The Burning of Teldrassil and Battle for Lordaeron will be 8.0 Pre-Patch Content.

Note that this is all datamined dialogue and is subject to change at any moment.

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Battle for Azeroth Beta New Spell Animations: Agony, Shadow Bolt, and Fireblood Racial - Tue, 01 May 2018 19:02:00 -0500
With the latest Battle for Azeroth Beta Build hitting the test servers, we were able to see that a couple of spell animations were added along with it.
The animations added were for the Warlock spells Agony and Shadow Bolt and for the Dark Iron Dwarf racial Fireblood. Below you can check the preview of these animations.

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Druid Travel Forms Separate Buttons on BFA Beta - Glyph Multiple Travel Forms - Tue, 01 May 2018 18:06:52 -0500
Aquatic and Flight Form on the Battle for Azeroth beta now have separate entries in the spellbook. While the general shapeshifting button remains, that automatically transitions between forms based on swimming, flying, and running, the separate entries will allow players to apply multiple cosmetic glyphs modifying travel forms at once.

Check out more BFA beta 26522 class changes here!

NEW   Your Travel Form increases your swimspeed by 100% and allows you to breathe underwater.

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Method Jdotb Q&A #9 - Weekly Affix Advice, Catweaving, Trinkets - Tue, 01 May 2018 16:07:27 -0500
Our latest Q&A with Method Jdotb is now live which includes advice on the weekly affixes, catweaving, trinkets and more!

Check out our previous Q&As with Jdotb: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8

Jdotb is currently streaming high keys on live servers! Make sure to check them out.
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Method Jdotb Q&A #9

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Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Armor - Leather Kul Tiras and Mail Zandalari - Tue, 01 May 2018 15:27:22 -0500
Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26522 adds two armor sets for dungeons - Leather Kul Tiras and Mail Zandaiari. Check out the tints below!

We've previously covered other Battle for Azeroth dungeon sets:

Zandalari Dungeon Cloth and Plate

Zandalari Dungeon Leather

Kul Tiras Plate

Kul Tiras Cloth

Leather Kul Tiras

Based on the chest icon, this shirt could be turned into a coat later on:

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May 1st Hotfixes - PvP Tank Survivability Nerfs and DPS Adjustments - Tue, 01 May 2018 15:24:35 -0500
Blizzard has just updated their Hotfixes Blog with new PvP template-focused hotfixes, adjusting the power from Blood Death Knights, Feral Druids, Monks, Destruction Warlocks and Protection Warriors.
Tank specs aforementioned received some survivability nerfs, while DPS specs received slightly damage reductions.

Player versus Player

Death Knight

Vampiric Aura now grants 8% Leech to you and your allies in PvP situations (was 20%).

PvP Template Stamina reduced by 10%.

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World Bosses in Battle for Azeroth - Kul Tiras, Zandalar, Warfronts - Tue, 01 May 2018 13:27:15 -0500
Battle for Azeroth has several world bosses on the continents of Kul Tiras and Zandalar. The recent build also aded Warfronts world bosses to the journal. This is likely what the winning team encounters after they gain temporary control of the zone.

Note that the loot tables are placeholder.


The Lion's Roar

Overview: The Lion's Roar is a mobile war vehicle that switches in and out of a siege mode.

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New Events in WoW for May 1: Burning Crusade Timewalking, Warsong Scramble Brawl - Tue, 01 May 2018 10:03:18 -0500
New World of Warcraft Legion Events for the week of May 1 includes Burning Crusade Timewalking, Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl, new Mythic+ Affixes and new World Bosses.

For the day-to-day updates on Emissary quests, Xu'rios, Mythic+ Affixes, Violet Hold Mythic and more, please visit the Today in Broken Isles section of Wowhead's front page.

Mythic+ Affixes

This week's Mythic+ Affixes are , , .

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Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions: Class Changes and State of Demon Hunters - Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:07 -0500
Welcome back to the Battle for Azeroth Community Opinions series. This series will span the Battle for Azeroth Beta and will cover multiple topics. We will focus on a specific topic every week and for this week, we've decided to delve into the Demon Hunter specs!

We've invited some members of the community to give their thoughts and opinions on the current state of the Demon Hunter specs on Beta including, but not limited to some of the following topics:

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Warfronts Weapons and Tier 1 + 2 Armor Now in the Dressing Room - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:14:20 -0500
Several Warfronts armor tints and styles were added to the Wowhead Dressing Room in Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26522. You can now preview several Tier 1 and Tier 2 Armor tints, as well as most weapons, in the Dressing Room.

See how these armor sets look on your own character, pick your favorite Warfronts weapon, or preview the armor on an upcoming Allied Race.

See more weapons and armor styles here.
See all Gladiator Armor and Weapons here.

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Item Highlights for Build 26522 - New Mounts, Toys, Glyphs, Bags - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:44:02 -0500
In this post, we're highlighting the most interesting items datamined from Battle for Azeroth Build 26522, including new mounts, toys, glyphs, and bags.

Click here to see the full list of 700+ items.

Gladiator Armor

Many Gladiator Armor and Weapons were added to the database, many with correct models! We will have a separate post highlighting what is up in the Dressing Room, but for now you can explore all the pieces here.


There are two new 31 slot bags.

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Details on War Mode in Battle for Azeroth - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:12:56 -0500
PvP War Mode is not open for testing yet on the Battle for Azeroth beta, but Blizzard has posted some details on how this World PvP system will work, including permanently turned-on Honor Talents when War Mode is enabled outdoors.

For more PvP news, check out recent coverage including:

Large Battlegrounds Queue

Ashran Temporarily Removed

Strand of the Ancients Removed

Account-Wide Prestige and Conquest Points

We hope to have War Mode up very soon for everyone to try out.

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Battle for Azeroth Build 26522 Class Changes, Azerite Traits, Glyphs - Unholy DK Talents - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:11:35 -0500
We're continuing our Build 26522 coverage with class changes, featuring new Azerite Traits, Druid Glyphs, and many changes to Unholy Death Knight and Protection Warrior Changes.

Edit: our talent calculator is now updated!

BFA Talent Calculator
New Unholy and Prot Talents


Unholy Death Knight received their Artifact ability as a baseline spell: . Besides that, they also received major talent changes this build!

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Blizzard on Battle for Azeroth Beta Unholy Death Knight Class Changes - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 19:51:35 -0500
Blizzard has explained the Unholy Death Knight class changes present in Battle for Azeroth Beta build 26522. Check out our Class, Talent, and Azerite Datamining Post to see what has changed for other classes!


04/30/2018 05:06 PM Posted by BanterdkDeath coil being 40 RP is a bit concerning, but seeing as it's been changed it's likely it has been tested thoroughly.

We increased Death Coil's cost during Legion because the spec had an overflow of resources.

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Uldir Raid Testing Schedule - May 2nd - 4th - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 19:23:39 -0500
Blizzard has announced their next wave of raid testing, which will test six different heroic encounters taking place from May 2nd to May 4th.

You can check out the Dungeon Journal preview of the encounters in our Dungeon Journal Preview. Of particular note, the Blood of G'huun encounter has been renamed to Vectis.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 2nd-4th we will be conducting raid tests of Uldir.

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Possible Battle for Azeroth 8.1 Raid - Zuldazar Raid - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:42:27 -0500
Battle for Azeroth Build 26522 adds data hinting at the 8.1 Raid - the Zuldazar Raid. Could this be a small raid wrapping up the Zandalar storyline after Uldir?

Earlier today Blizzard posted the official Zuldazar City preview and we've covered different parts of the story in more detail:

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New Battle for Azeroth Reputation Mounts - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:14:00 -0500
Battle for Azeroth beta Build 26522 adds a number of mounts from Exalted reputation rewards. Check them out in our model viewer below!

EDIT (7:30PM PST): Links for the mounts on the database have been added!


Exalted: Reins of the Alabaster Hyena

Talanji's Expedition

Exalted: Reins of the Expedition Bloodswarmer

Zandalari Empire


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Battle for Azeroth Build 26522 New Models - Kakapo and Pirate Crabs - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:30:24 -0500
Overview of new models in Battle for Azeroth build 26522, including Kakapo and Pirate Crabs.

Check out more 26522 coverage including the Kul Tiran Druid Travel Form and Highlights - Mount Names, Loading Screens.

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Battle for Azeroth Build 26522 Assets - Icons, Mount Names, Loading Screens - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:26:24 -0500
Battle for Azeroth Build 26522 datamining continues with a look at various preamble texts, such as globalstrings and the names of new mounts such as Nazjatar Blood Serpent. Conquest Points have been readded as a currency.

NEW PhaseableMO: War Campaign - Horde - Chapter 05 - Kul Tiras Flagship - WarCampaignHordeCh05Ship

NEW 8.1 Raid - ZuldazarRaid

NEW Goblin Ship Final - GoblinShipFinal

NEW PhaseableMO:

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Kul Tiran Druid Travel Form - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:11:55 -0500
Today we have a look at the Druid Travel Form for the Kul Tiran Allied Race. Previously we saw the Kul Tiran Bear Form and Cat Form. Edit: animations for travel form are up!

Learn more about this race in the Kul Tiran Allied Race Guide.

Check out more 26522 coverage including the Kul Tiran Druid Travel Form and New Models Including Kakapo.

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Blizzard Preview: Zuldazar Zone Preview in Battle for Azeroth - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:17:57 -0500
Blizzard has published an official preview of Zuldazar, the majestic land of the Zandalari Trolls. This zone is quite extensive, featuring breathtaking views, many dinosaurs, and temples devoted to the loa.

If you'd like to learn more about Zuldazar, the Wowhead team has written a series of articles highlighting the plot and interesting parts of the zone:

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Children's Week Holiday 2018 - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:59:31 -0500
Children's Week 2018 runs April 30th through May 7th! This holiday boasts 10 cute battle pets for players to collect, as well as the challenging PvP achievement School of Hard Knocks. Read up on all the details in the Children's Week Guide.

The following 10 pets are available through completing various orphan questlines. You can't get them all on one character, but if you do the quests on alts, you should be able to get them all in one year:


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