Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway: Week 3 - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:55:08 -0500 The tides of war draw near, as Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14th! The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given Wowhead tons of Battle for Azeroth beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have thousands of Battle for Azeroth beta keys to give away, spread out over many weeks! This week we have 750 keys for our traditional site giveaway and even more from Discord giveaways over the weekends!
Battle for Azeroth World Quest Emissary Rewards and Factions - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:09:38 -0500 World Quest Emissaries will be returning in Battle for Azeroth. Emissaries will give you bonus rewards for completing World Quests for a certain faction, but unlike Legion they won't be awarding a crate of goodies this time.
Similar to Legion, players will have three Emissary slots and each Emissary quest will last for 3 days.
Learn more about the expansion features in Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Expansion Overview and get into the nitty-gritty with our datamining changelog. Important features in the expansion include Warfronts, Islands, and the Heart of Azeroth.
While we know the launch date for Battle for Azeroth, we are still missing the prepatch date.
G'huun Uldir Raid Boss Preview with FatbossTV - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:42:40 -0500 Uldir, Battle for Azeroth's first raid, recently opened for testing on the beta. In preparation for the upcoming raid, FatbossTV created early previews of all the bosses. Closer to the launch of BFA, Fatboss will be creating in-depth video guides, as well as written raid strategy guides published on Wowhead.
In today's Uldir preview, Fatboss is highlighting G'huun -- the final boss of Uldir.
Effects from Artifact Traits and Legendaries Used in Battle for Azeroth - Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:26:51 -0500 Earlier in Battle for Azeroth's test cycle, we prepared an article highlighting effects from Artifacts and Legendaries that were incorporated by specializations. Many builds have passed ever since and, due to the popularity of the topic, we've decided to upgrade the post to its own full-fledged article!
Since the in-game UI has the regular talents and War Mode talents on the same pane, we've reworked our talent calc to look the same. To the right of the main talents you'll see four circles, which can be clicked on to add War Mode talents. If you want to see what the base abilities are for a spec, click on "Class Abilities" to expand that panel.
Mage Tower is Active Again on EU Realms - Sun, 10 Jun 2018 06:30:04 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is active again on EU realms as of Sunday afternoon! It should stay up until Wednesday afternoon, EU time. Players that have at least 35 traits on their Artifact (Power Unbound) can work on solo challenges for an Artifact Appearance. We have guides to beating the challenges for all 36 specs as well as detailed comments on all challenge quest pages.
Battle for Azeroth Hunter Pets Guide - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 23:30:04 -0500 As Battle for Azeroth draws closer, our team of writers is hard at work creating new guides for the expansion. We've seen many hunter pet changes throughout the beta, ranging from a revamp of the pet specialization system to new pet families to tame, like Krolusks.
Our Beast Mastery and Marksmanship Hunter writers have teamed up to write the Battle for Azeroth Hunter Pet Guide!
Champions of Azeroth - Battle for Azeroth World Quest Preview - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 16:59:12 -0500 The Champions of Azeroth are a new faction in Battle for Azeroth with their own set of World Quests spread across all zones. All of these World Quests involve the player recovering Azerite from different sources including Miners, Elementals and Rare Elites! The Azerite you recover goes directly into your Heart of Azeroth.
Upcoming Block and Consecration Effect Changes - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:57:31 -0500 Blizzard is considering a change to Block, for all classes, where it does not share DR with base armor. The next build should also increase the value of Consecration's effect from Mastery: Divine Bulwark.
Earlier today Blizzard also announced upcoming changes to Brewmaster Monks, Mistweaver Monks, Retribution Paladins, and Marksmanship Hunters. Get Battle for Azeroth news updates instantly in your Discord server with the Wowhead News Webhook!
Earlier today Blizzard also announced upcoming changes to Mistweaver Monks, Retribution Paladins, and Marksmanship Hunters. Get Battle for Azeroth news updates instantly in your Discord server with the Wowhead News Webhook!
Retribution Battle for Azeroth Feedback June 8 - Blade of Wrath and Divine Purpose - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:54:16 -0500 Blizzard has announced upcoming changes to Retribution Paladins on the Battle for Azeroth beta. Blade of Wrath's functionality is becoming baseline in the new Art of War Ability. The proc chance of Divine Purpose has been reduced, but it now increases the damage and healing of that free ability by 20%.
Old Blade of Wrath Now Art of War. Your auto attacks have a chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice.
New Before the Storm Excerpt - The King's Offer - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:07:32 -0500 As we approach closer to the release date of the upcoming WoW novel Before the Storm, more material starts to surface about it. This time it comes from Polygon, which published the new excerpt yesterday on their website.
Before the Storm takes place after the Legion epilogue and before the Burning of Teldrassil. In this novel, we learn more about how the old wounds between the Alliance and Horde reopened.
The full novel is available on June 12, 2018, and you can buy it here.
New Before the Storm Excerpts - Magni, Anduin, Sylvanas - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 16:44:52 -0500 Blizzard has posted two more excerpts of the upcoming novel Before the Storm. In the first excerpt, Magni meets with Moira and Anduin. In the second excerpt, Magni meets with Sylvanas and Baine.
Before the Storm takes place after the Legion epilogue and before the Burning of Teldrassil. In this novel we learn more about how the old wounds between the Alliance and Horde reopened. Here are some past excerpts and previews:
PvP BFA Posts - Epic Battlegrounds, AV Mob Scaling, War Mode Quests - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:59:46 -0500 Blizzard has responded to feedback on PvP in Battle for Azeroth. Epic Battlegrounds will have better rewards than regular Battlegrounds, creatures in Alterac Valley will scale with character power to remain difficult throughout an expansion, and players will get weekly War Mode quests to kill members of the opposite faction in a specific zone.
Learn more about BFA PvP in our Expansion PvP Overview.
- Aimed Shot should still be a 12 second recharge time before Haste, I'm unsure why some people are reporting it is showing up as 10 seconds for them. Is this still happening after the build that went up yesterday?