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Xorothian Cultists Channeling Countdown Once Again - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:04:12 -0600
On the Broken Shore, the Xorothian Cultists are casting Fel Channeling once again. With a countdown that leads to a date in early March, what could they be counting to this time?

Thanks to EvilGamer on discord for pointing this out to us!

Last time the Xorothian Cultist were casting Fel Channeling, the cast ended on Tuesday, January 16, the release date of Patch 7.3.5.

Now, they are channeling again with a countdown of roughly 533 hours, which equates to 22 days, 5 hours.

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Artifact Traits and Legion Legendary Effects Returning in Battle for Azeroth - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:30:00 -0600
In Battle for Azeroth, we will lose our Artifacts (in a future event that we already datamined!) and our legendary items. However, through playing the Battle for Azeroth Alpha and datamining, we can see that a handful of effects once present on legendary items or artifact traits are now talents or baked into other abilities. In this article, we show the current state of these abilities transferring between expansions.

Note: This is all Alpha information and it is not final.

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Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel Now Available on US and EU Shops - Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:31:44 -0600
The previously datamined mount celebrating the Lunar Year of the Dog, Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel is now available in the US and EU Battle.Net shops! The mount costs €25 on EU stores and $25 on US stores.

The Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel is getting 30% more floof in a hotfix later today.

EU Shop Link | US Shop Link

The mount is also available on Chinese servers as we covered early this week.

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Questing Through Drustvar in the Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:22:13 -0600
Drustvar is one of the new Alliance questing zones in Battle for Azeroth, focusing on House Waycrest and a mysterious coven. In this post, we'll preview the available storyline.

Story spoilers in this post.

Fallhaven

The Vanishing Lord

Unfortunately, we don't have any contacts within House Waycrest, so our efforts in Drustvar will have to start from the ground up. We have arranged for a gryphon to take you to Fallhaven - a farming village in eastern Drustvar.

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Shu-zen Mount - Lunar New Year Gift for 6 Months of Game Time on Chinese Servers - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:55:21 -0600
We've learned more about how to acquire in China. This mount is part of the special Year of the Dog Festival promotion, which has deals for all Blizzard Games.

As part of the Warcraft promotion, running from February 12 through 25th, players that purchase 6 months of game time get a free mount. Players that purchase 90 days of game time get a Landro's Gift Box, which can contain TCG mounts, up to a maximum of five boxes.

Last year a similar promotion took place for Year of the Rooster.

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Battle for Azeroth Easter Eggs: Muppets, Pepe Bird, Stranger Things - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 10:30:01 -0600
Several funny easter eggs have been spotted in the new zones in the Battle for Azeroth alpha--Kermit and Miss Piggy from the Muppets, costumed Pepe, and Dart from Stranger Things.

The Muppets

In Nazmir you will find Kremit the frog next to Miggy the pig, as well as a guitar and rainbow. The Muppets, created by puppeteer Jim Henson, are some of the most recognizable figures in pop culture, featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy. Thanks to Effielzhao for sharing!

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Battle for Azeroth Hunter Pet Revamp - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:13:53 -0600
Battle for Azeroth Alpha Friends and Family is underway and with it comes many class changes. This article will focus on the changes coming to Hunter pet specializations and base abilities.
Currently, in Legion, regardless of their base specialization, any hunter pet can assume any specialization. That means a turtle can be a damage dealer and a moth can be a sturdy tank. However, Battle for Azeroth is changing that.

Note: This is all Alpha information and it is not final.

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Battle for Azeroth: Class Abilities Scale with Attack Power Instead of Weapon Damage - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:38:04 -0600
In the recent Battle for Azeroth datamining, class abilities that formerly scaled with weapon damage now scale with Attack Power. Thanks to Archimtiros for the tip.

Many spells from Build 26010 specify that the ability percentages come from Attack Power now, and new Effect Fields have been added for AP scaling.

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Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Bleeds and Poisons Now Scale With Haste - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 16:00:05 -0600
On the Battle for Azeroth Alpha, a large change to Feral Druids, Warriors and Rogues has been made -- Bleeds and Poisons now scale with Haste!

Thanks to Aethys for pointing this out to us.

Throughout Legion, Bleed effects have not scaled with haste. However, in Battle for Azeroth all bleeds now scale with Haste. Hopefully, this will make haste more valuable for these specs. Here are some of the details we've found:

The overall duration of the DoT doesn't change.

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WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up: Battle For Azeroth Alpha, Auction House Flipping, Pet Charms & Powerleveling - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:13:19 -0600
WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-Up
Welcome to the twenty fourth edition of the WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-up!

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

My name is Gumdrops and I’m the lead moderator for the /r/woweconomy subreddit and the accompanying Discord server. I am also the Support Manager & User Evangelist for TradeSkillMaster, the Auction House addon suite for World of Warcraft.

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Battle for Azeroth 26010 Updates and Class Changes - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:04:26 -0600
Another Battle for Azeroth alpha build has arrived. There are no new development notes indicating what new content unlocks with this build or what to test. Of particular note are some new talents for hunters and warlocks.

We also have posts covering creature models and a new Gorgrond map.

Some of the class changes reflect live 7.3.5 hotfixes such as the warlock nerfs.
Edit: Updated Database and Talent Calcs now live.

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Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel Dog Mount Now Visible in Chinese Server Mount Journal - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:51:26 -0600
, the encrypted Dog Mount, is now visible in the Mount Journal on Chinese servers. Thanks to Effielzhao for the tip!

We now have our first look at the mount's appearance!

This could go live as part of a special Chinese New Year Celebration across all Blizzard Games. The WoW celebration is scheduled from February 12 through 25.

JiangWing has confirmed this will be an in game shop mount!

Mount Description:

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New Gorgrond Map in 26010 - Draenor Orc Allied Race Speculation - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:45:24 -0600
The latest Battle for Azeroth alpha build added a new map for Gorgrond, a zone first encountered in the alternate universe Warlords of Draenor. This feeds into the speculation that Draenor Orcs could be a playable Allied Race, as Gorgrond could be their special Allied Race hub.

At the Battle for Azeroth Q&A, Ion let it slip that "Draenor Orcs" would be an upcoming Allied Race. We also datamined an "Orc Clan" armor set:

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Battle for Azeroth 26010 Creature and Weapon Models - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:12:52 -0600
Battle for Azeroth alpha datamining continues with a look at new creature models including Zul, King Dazar, and Lady Ashvane!

Be sure to check out the datamined class changes for the build as well, in which several 'Coming Soon' talents were updated to real talents.

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Battle for Azeroth Dungeon, Raid, World Bosses - Early Alpha Look - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:20:24 -0600
Battle for Azeroth launches with 10 dungeons and some world bosses, as well as the announced raid Uldir soon after. Here is the alpha dungeon journal, including datamined bosses, fight overviews, and ability lists.

Note that while the loot is listed, this is still placeholder. For example, Harlan's Loaded Dice is likely not going live in its current state.

Two dungeons are open for testing on the Battle for Azeroth alpha, so we previewed them in more detail: Atal'Dazar and Freehold.

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Battle for Azeroth: Alliance Starting Scenario (Spoilers!) - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:56:49 -0600
The Intro Alliance quest line was available on the Battle for Azeroth alpha for a short period of time. Thanks to Nobbel for running through the scenario and giving us a sneak peek of the footage!

This post includes spoilers for the Alliance introduction scenario for Battle for Azeroth.

You can watch more Battle for Azeroth coverage on Nobbel's YouTube channel. We've also previewed the Horde Starting Scenario.

Tides of War

Anduin Wrynn: Our enemies remain one step ahead of us.

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Battle for Azeroth: Horde Starting Scenario (Spoilers!) - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:41:28 -0600
The Zandalar Recruitment quest line was available on the Battle for Azeroth alpha for a short period of time. Thanks to Nobbel for running through the scenario and sharing the footage with us!

This post includes spoilers for the Horde introduction scenario for Battle for Azeroth.

You can watch the full playthrough of the opening scenario on Nobbel's YouTube channel.

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Freehold: Battle for Azeroth Alpha Dungeon Preview - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:08:33 -0600
Our second dungeon preview of the day is Freehold, a new dungeon open for testing in the Battle for Azeroth alpha. This is a dungeon Alliance players encounter as they level up; it is available for both factions at max level.

Official Description

Freehold has traditionally served as a haven for pirates, scoundrels, and those who wish to live free of Kul Tiran control.

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Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Class Raid Buff Abilities - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:11:17 -0600
With the Battle for Azeroth Alpha underway, we've noticed that the implementation of the class raid buffs seen at BlizzCon have changed. Now, only 5 classes have a specific raid buff, instead of every class having one.

The only remaining raid buffs only buff Primary Stats and apply a damage modifier on enemies hit. All utility and secondary stat raid buffs have been removed. If you want to see the removed buffs, you can see our BlizzCon Class Buff post.

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Atal'Dazar: Battle for Azeroth Alpha Dungeon Preview - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:09:18 -0600
Today we are previewing Atal'Dazar, a new dungeon open for testing in the Battle for Azeroth alpha. This is a dungeon Horde players encounter as they level up; it is available for both factions at max level.

Official Description

For millennia, the Zandalari kings were laid to rest within the tombs of Atal'Dazar, secluded high atop the mountain Mugamba. These pyramids grew more elaborate with each passing ruler, as new rooms were constructed to house the deceased's vast wealth.

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Zandalari Troll Allied Race Jokes and Flirts - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:19:06 -0600
Yesterday we covered the Dark Iron Dwarf flirts and jokes, and today we have an early look at the Zandalari Troll Allied Race Jokes and Flirts.

We've covered much more datamined dialogue, including major story points in our new Battle for Azeroth Broadcast Text post.

Who do you think has better lines - Zandalari or Dark Iron?

Zandalari Male Jokes

How loa can you go-a?
Ha! You call DAT a ship? DIS is a ship!
Troll healers have such an easy job.

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Battle for Azeroth Alpha - Talents and Spell Effect Visuals - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:02:49 -0600
Battle for Azeroth Friends and Family Alpha has started and with it, there are many new talents and spells, plus old spells with new effects. This post summarizes those additions and changes!

If you want to stay in touch with all that has been going on with Alpha, make sure to check our recent news! You might be interested in posts like:

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Battle for Azeroth Build 25976 Broadcast Text (Spoilers) - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:02:40 -0600
With playable Battle for Azeroth alpha comes a huge amount of datamined broadcast text. Piecing this text together, we can learn what NPCs say during important storylines and get a sense of the upcoming quest plots.

Story spoilers in the post.

We've tried to highlight the most important lines in this article, but there are still thousands of lines. Some highlights include:

Dialogue related to the Battle for Lordaeron and Burning of Teldrassil.

How we interact with the Vulpera race.

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Battle for Azeroth Datamined Alpha Quests - Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:08:26 -0600
The Battle for Azeroth alpha is now playable, and we've datamined several hundred new quests. We are still sorting through the quests, but you can click on each one below to learn more!

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