From January 10 to February 10, Twitch Prime members can get two free Kobolds and Catacombs packs. To get Twitch Prime, you must link your Amazon Prime to your Twitch account and you'll get your rewards! For more information, check out the related Hearthstone blog.
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7.3.5 PTR Build 25848 - Release Candidate - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:34:00 -0600 Today's 7.3.5 PTR build is a release candidate! This means development is winding down in this PTR cycle and we could see 7.3.5 on servers relatively soon. Previously we've speculated that 7.3.5 could be as soon as the 16th and some cultists on the Broken Shore have a very long cast time which completes on the 16th too.
There are no significant changes in this PTR build. Realms are still down as well.
WoW Esports 2018 Announcement Stream - Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:44:48 -0600 Blizzard is revealing their upcoming plans for the WoW Arena World Championship and the Mythic Dungeon Invitational! We'll be recapping any important announcements.
Currently on the 7.3.5, Mythic+ combat resurrections are now on a 10 minute charge timer. This follows an interview with Forbes about the MDI talking about the need for combat rez changes in future tournaments.
It’s a new year, and we’ve got another epic year of WoW esports lined up for 2018.
As announced in December, Panser has stepped down to focus on content efforts outside of Twitch in 2018. Our new host is AnnieFuchsia, a full-time Twitch streamer who loves collecting achievements and mounts in WoW.
Legendary Changes in 7.3.5 - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:04:40 -0600 Among all the features currently available in the Patch 7.3.5 PTR, the most exciting one certainly is the new legendary acquisition method. Throughout Legion, Arcanomancer Vridiel has always helped us to improve our Legendaries, first to item level 940, then to 970 and finally to item level 1000 in patch 7.3.2. Now, coming up next patch, he will help us acquire new legendaries as well!
The Mysterious Countdown of the Xorothian Cultists - Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:23:40 -0600 Several days ago we posted a blog speculating on the release date for Patch 7.3.5. In the comments, gkmnadsz made an interesting observation about the Xorothian Cultist and possible release dates, which is being discussed on places like Reddit today.
Check the Xorothian Cultist on the broken shore to find out the release date of the new patch. they are counting down a time. They were doing it before 7.3.2. I followed the everyday. And the antorus came when the time was over.
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.