WoW Esports Live Stream Friday (1/12) - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:54:59 -0600 Blizzard has just announced that there will be a live stream this Friday (1/12), at 11:00 am PST, on their Twitch Channel to unveil their plans for esports in 2018. The stream will have announcements for both the WoW Arena Championship and for the Mythic Dungeon Invitational tournaments during this year.
If you can't watch it or if you miss it, we will live blogging the stream on our main page, so make sure to check it out this Friday, at 11:00 am PST.
Hunter Tames in Patch 7.3.5 - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:01:10 -0600 Several new Hunter Pet Tames are arriving in Patch 7.3.5, including the high-resolution Silithid Sentinel bug and new Panthara and Mana Ray tints. Here's a look at what to expect!
These pets were initially datamined in our 7.3.5 PTR data dump from December, and the folks at Petopia have gradually been discovering locations for all of the pets. Big thanks to their intrepid community!
New Colors and Models
The Crystal Spine Matriarch is located on Yojamba Isle.
WoW Classic Spotlight: The Ahn'Qiraj War Effort - Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:51:39 -0600 Hey everyone! We're back with another Classic Spotlight, where we take a deeper look at events that happened during WoW Vanilla to remember them and get hyped up for the upcoming WoW Classic servers! In this first post of a 2-part series, we're looking at the event that started it all and unlocked the secrets of the qiraji, the Ahn'Qiraj War Effort!
With the upcoming Call of the Scarab event and the recent newfound relevancy of Silithus, we have decided to look at two classic instances:
Exorsus' kill videos have always been amazingly edited and Argus is no different. The video starts off with an amazing introduction that has a fly-through of many bosses and feels very cinematic. The kill video consists of multiple PoVs and is worth a watch!
More updates are also on the way for the PTR legendary token Purified Titan Essence. A future PTR build will increase the number of Wakening Essence needed to purchase one Purified Titan Essence. However, you'll earn Wakening Essence at a faster rate in 7.3.5.
At BlizzCon 2017, it was confirmed that we are retiring the artifact weapons for Battle for Azeroth. Earlier in the 7.3.5 PTR, we datamined a cinematic depicting our weapons soaking the corruption from the Dark Titan's Blade:
When Are Patch 7.3.5 and Allied Race Release Dates? (Speculation) - Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:47:10 -0600 There's been a lot of speculation surrounding Patch 7.3.5's release date, especially with datamined, but not testable, Allied Races. In this article, we'll analyze datamined evidence and speculate on when we think 7.3.5 and Allied Races will be playable.
We have dedicated content hubs for both Patch 7.3.5 and Allied Races if you'd like to learn more about these topics!
7.3.5 Release Date
When does Patch 7.3.5 release? We think January 16th is a likely date for the start of Patch 7.3.5.
Synthesizing Legendaries in 7.3.5 Prep - BoA Tokens, Acquiring Wakening Essence - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:25:38 -0600 In the last PTR Build, we discovered that players will be able to buy Purified Titan Essence using Wakening Essences. We've now confirmed that you are able to receive a BoA Legendary Token from the Purified Titan Essence and confirmed a way for newer characters to get the A Titanic Effort quest, so players can start preparing for 7.3.5 by collecting Wakening Essences.
Darkmoon Faire (January 7th - 13th 2018) - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:38:27 -0600 The Darkmoon Faire is back in town for one week. With the recent news that each Allied Race will require Exalted with a Legion faction, make sure to get Darkmoon Top Hat and WHEE!, which provide 10% experience and reputation buffs.
Void Elf: Exalted with Argussian Reach
Nightborne: Exalted with The Nightfallen
Lightforged: Exalted with Army of the Light
Highmountain Tauren: Exalted with Highmountain Tribe
You can check your reputation progress in Wowhead's Attunement Tracker.
Rest In Peace Patrick "Vanion" Michalczak - Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:37:25 -0600 It is with a heavy heart that we learned Patrick "Vanion" Michalczak, the founder of popular German fansite Vanion.eu, has passed away on January 2nd, 2018. Out of respect for the family, details are not being shared at the current time and they ask rumors not be spread.
Vanion immersed himself in all aspects of the German WoW community.
World First Solo Garothi Worldbreaker and Eonar - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:34:52 -0600 Several more Antorus bosses have been soloed! Protection Paladin Rextroy has soloed Garothi Worldbreaker, while Affliction Warlock Krieglocke has soloed the Eonar encounter. Thanks to VittoriyaWoW for the tip.
Affliction Warlock Krieglocke has soloed the Eonar Encounter. You can find the log of the video kill here.
Talents: Malefic Grasp, Absolute Corruption, Demonic Circle, Soul Harvest, Demon Skin, Grimoire of Supremacy, Siphon Life
Nightborne Allied Race Now Requires Insurrection Achievement - Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:29:32 -0600 In yesterday's update to the 7.3.5 PTR, the requirements to unlock the Nightborne Allied Race have been updated and now require the completion of the Insurrection quest chain and not just the main Good Suramaritan story.
We've updated our Attunement Tracker to include this change. You can find out if you're eligible to unlock the Nightborne and other Allied Races, when they release, using our Attunement Tracker.
If you're new to this series or want to re-visit past posts, you can check out the previous articles right here on wowhead.com
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Retiring Artifact Weapons Cutscene (Spoilers) - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:20:17 -0600 Artifact weapons are getting retired closer to the end of Legion, and in this datamined cutscene, we have an early look at the fate of our weapons. Previously we've posted the voiceover lines and cutscene music, and today we have our first look at the actual cutscene.
Do note that this cutscene is incomplete--it is missing encrypted voice over lines, and any/all details are subject to change before 7.3.5 goes live. Also, spoiler warning.
Edit: We've discovered how to get the Purified Titan Essence. Turn in 175 Wakening Essence for Purified Titan Essence. This creates a Legion Legendary appropriate for your loot specialization (Synthesize Legendary).
Patch 7.3.2 Hotfixes for January 5th - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:22:55 -0600 January 5th hotfixes include fixes to Eonar, Coven of Shivarra, Assassination Rogues, Restoration Druids, and Temple of Kotmogu. Also today, Blizzard announced upcoming Assassination Rogue and Balance Druid tuning.
Eonar's Verdant Embrance (from Eonar's Compassion) is now correctly activated by Germination.
Fixed an issue where Poisoned Knife could apply poisons twice.
World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Contest Winners - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:32:08 -0600 Congratulations to the winners of the World of Warcraft 13th Anniversary Art Contest! The grand prize winner, Tim Guo, received an Illdan Statue, Classic Hoodie, and plush, while the runners-up received a plush and Classic Hoodie.
You can find more of Tim Guo's art on ArtStation. From his ArtStation blog for the winning work of art:
This image depicts one of my favorite moments in World of Warcraft, the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj.