Hearthstone announced their new expansion this week - Knights of the Frozen Throne! This Death Knight themed expansion will come with a free Solo Campaign, Undead Heroes and more. For more information, check out Hearthhead's post on the announcement.
Many of these backgrounds represent the class hall but a few are different such as Icecrown for Death Knights, Black Rook Hold for Rogues, Throne of the Elements for Shaman, and Shadowmoon Burial Grounds for Warlocks. These backgrounds are similar to the ones used on the Blizzard Armory Revamp.
Blizzard 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.
Patch 7.3 Argus Story Questline - Chapter 1 Preview - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:23:49 -0500 At the beginning of 7.3, all players will be embarking on a questline to unlock and explore portions of Argus. This questline is very similar to an expansion launch which will take you from quest hub to quest hub while learning about the current state of Argus and its inhabitants. We've created a video of the start of the questline and also linked to each of the quests in our database. In the future, additional quest series will unlock!
Upcoming Feral Druid Changes in Patch 7.3 - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:42:54 -0500 We haven't seen a ton of class changes on the Patch 7.3 PTR yet, but Blizzard has just announced some major updates are in store for Feral Druids including a 33% damage increase.
These changes are aimed at talent balance, reducing how punishing the rotation is, and addressing how talents scale with baseline damage increases to the spec. Some abilities are buffed and nerfed, while other talents are swapping rows completely such as Savage Roar moved to lvl 90 row. (from lvl 75 row).
Make sure to check out some of our 7.3 coverage from the build this week: Datamined Text Dialogue (Spoilers!), Artifact Knowledge Changes, New Armor and Future Zone Speculation, Patch 24500 Datamining, Argus Armor Sets.
Patch 7.3 PTR - Datamined Broadcast Text Dialogue (Spoilers) - Thu, 06 Jul 2017 23:24:45 -0500 As part of today's 7.3 PTR update, we've datamined all the broadcast text--dialogue that will appear at some point in your character's chat window. We've picked out the particularly interesting phrases related to the raid and famous characters.
Do note this is all based on early 7.3 PTR datamining, and may be subject to change--plus playing through all the content on the PTR, as it opens, will add much more context to these quotes.
JiangWing, Mononic1, and fenzha have noticed that the cap is extended beyond 40 on the PTR (the data shows it scaling up to 50). Instead of completing Work Orders, you will automatically gain one level per week.
We tested this on the PTR and it appears all characters on the PTR, even those without maxed out traits or Artifact Knowledge previously, have been set to 41 on the PTR.
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This week’s PTR update fleshes out the first Argus zone a little more, with an additional story chapter, a few side quests, and the first batch of world quests. Most of the first zone’s core content should be accessible at this point.
Patch 7.3 Argus Armor Sets - Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:27:16 -0500 Patch 7.3 adds new light-themed armor sets. These sets are likely from dungeons and PvP, based on the icon names, and one color could possibly be from the transmog ensembles Ensemble: Venerated Triumvirate Battleplate, Ensemble: Burnished Triumvirate Armor, Ensemble: Sterling Triumvirate Chainmail, Ensemble: Light-Woven Triumvirate Regalia. The newest dungeon added in Patch 7.3 is the Seat of the Triumvirate.
Nether Disruptor Up This Week - Seal Your Fate Perk - Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:11:50 -0500 The Nether Disruptor Building is active this week. It is currently up on EU realms and should spawn on NA realms later today. This building is notable because Seal Your Fate is up which can help players acquire more gear during Tomb of Sargeras progression.
The Nether Disruptor unlocks the Epic Hunter perk, which provides the following:
One of four World Bosses unlock on the Broken Shore: Apocron is up this rotation.
7.3 Updated Spell Animations - Arcane, Fire, and Frost Mage - Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:57:50 -0500 Patch 7.3 introduces updated animations for casters! While not all are complete, today we are previewing the updated Arcane, Fire, Frost Mage animations. We've used Inky Black Potion to make the effects pop more, and the Darkmoon Faire is in town if you'd like to acquire your own potion!
Here is the full list of casters receiving animations in 7.3:
With the NA reset having already taken place and the EU reset looming close, the stalemate has been broken and Method has claimed the World First Fallen Avatar on Mythic Difficulty. All that remains for Method is the end boss, Kil'Jaeden.
Thanks to Raider.io, we've updated our Front Page with the progress of the World First Race. In addition, heading to a Boss Guide page, will show the World Firsts for that boss.
Pop Culture Flavor Text References in Legion Legendaries - Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:36:13 -0500 At the recent Class Design Reddit AMA, we finally learned the secret of Sephuz. In his reply, Seph explained the secret and talked about how fun flavor text is...so we rounded up all the pop culture references from Legion legendaries in this article! If this is popular, we may do another post highlighting the Warcraft-specific references too.
7.3 Mount Preview - Shackled Ur'zul and Vile Fiend - Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:04:26 -0500 Many new mounts are on the way in Patch 7.3 and today we're starting off our mount video previews today with the creepy Shackled Ur'zul and Vile Fiend. Currently both these mounts have 'PH' as their drop location, but one could speculate that these mounts will probably drop from somewhere on Argus.
Formed from the tormented bodies and souls of fallen members of the Army of the Light, the Ur'zul is both fascinating and horrifying.
Yrelka in Patch 7.3 - Main Universe Yrel? - Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:23:28 -0500 The Patch 7.3 PTR adds the NPC Yrelka, who bears more than a passing similarity to Exarch Yrel from Warlords of Draenor. Could they be related?
While their hairstyles are different, both NPCs are female draenei in positions of power (Exarch/Commander), wearing Paladin tier relevant to their expansion, and share the same basic audio files voiced by Erin Fitzgerald. Yrelka wears armor that heavily resembles Mythic Tier 21 Paladin Armor, but the boots, belts, and gloves are different.
Patch 7.3 Interview With Ion Hazzikostas, Jesse Cox, and Crendor - Sun, 02 Jul 2017 18:45:59 -0500 Jesse Cox and Crendor published an interview with WoW Game Director, Ion Hazzikostas. They talked about things that happened in Patch 7.2, as well and upcoming content in 7.3 including Invasion Points on Argus. You can watch the full video on their YouTube channel, but we've highlighted some points below.
What are Invasion Points in 7.3?
The Legion has been assaulted Azeroth but the Burning Crusade of Sargeras is about scouring other worlds.
The Story of the Tomb of Sargeras - Lore Collaboration with Nobbel87 - Sun, 02 Jul 2017 16:41:19 -0500 It's time for our monthly lore collaboration with Nobbel87! In this series, Nobbel will examine the lore behind popular content on Wowhead. Today's video is the Story of the Tomb of Sargeras, highlighting the new raid and dungeon introduced in the last few months. We'll learn about the corruption of the Tomb, all of the bosses, discuss the ending cinematic, and speculate as to the future.