Teldrassil Hippogryph - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:27:42 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Teldrassil Hippogryph! This is likely a pre-patch mount related to the Burning of Teldrassil, as there is an equivalent Horde mount, Undercity Plaguebat, which references the Battle for Lordaeron.
Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations.
Battle for Lordaeron - Alliance and Horde Scenarios (Spoilers) - Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:35:30 -0500 The Battle for Lordaeron scenarios, content coming in the 8.0 pre-patch, are now available to preview on the Battle for Azeroth alpha. While some key cinematics were withheld from players, we could play through most of the scenario and witness the plot first-hand.
While the exact details and character motivations of the story are unknown, we know the Horde launches an attack on Teldrassil, successfully burning the world tree. The Alliance then retaliates on Lordaeron.
Kul Tiran Druid Bear Form - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:17:44 -0500 Kul Tiran Humans are getting a special Druid Bear Form! Before the Kul Tiran Allied Race was officially announced, we speculated on the possibility of Kul Tiran Druids.
Edit: April 13th added animations for Kul Tiran Bear Form! Check them out with the model viewer buttons.
This is the first Kul Tiran Druid form that we've seen (since posting, we've also gotten cat form). As a reminder, the Zandalari Troll Allied Race recently got pretty epic Dinosaur Druid Forms.
The raid testing is now over, but we have some screenshots of the raid!
Uldir is the first raid in Battle for Azeroth. We have previewed many weapons (added in builds 26287, 26231, 26175, 26131, 26095), the Mail Set, and datamined broadcast text which pieces together the story.
Battle for Azeroth: New Abilities Added to the GCD - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:48:40 -0500 In Battle for Azeroth, many abilities have been added to the GCD in a previous build. However, in today's build, even more abilities have been added to the GCD including Charge, Hand of the Protector, Innervate, Death Grip and Tiger's Fury.
In today's build, abilities were added to two different types of GCDs: 0.5s or 1.5s. For abilities moved on the GCD in a previous build, check out our previous post.
Kul Tiran Druid Cat Forms - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:53:38 -0500 Today we have a look at the Druid Cat Form for the Kul Tiran Allied Race. Previously we saw the Kul Tiran Bear Form. Edit: more colors added.
Learn more about this race in the Kul Tiran Allied Race Guide.
New Collection Guides - Legion Secrets and Herald of the Titans - Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:30:54 -0500 Although Battle for Azeroth news is in full swing, we know many users like to explore past expansions and so we have some guides to help you out. We're highlighting several recently-written guides by avid collectors in the WoW community - Herald of the Titans and Hidden Secrets of Legion.
Herald of the Titans
Herald of the Titans has long been a popular achievement, rewarding a special title!
Blue Post on Battle for Azeroth Block - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:51:29 -0500 Following yesterday's blue post on tank mitigation, we have another reply today discussing how Block works in Battle for Azeroth.
The value of block now passively increases as you get more and more gear, most notably from shield. Block as a mechanic still scales somewhat linearly throughout the expansion, instead of double dipping with the increased survivability from having higher armor contribution on top of it. This is the right idea.
The Witchwood - Hearthstone’s First Year of the Raven Expansion – Is Now Live! - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:01:00 -0500 “Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door— Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door— Perched, and sat, and nothing more.”
Hearthstone’s latest expansion – The Witchwood – just got released!
Vol'dun Story - Questing with the Sethrak and Vulpera - Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:12:23 -0500 Vol'dun, the final Battle for Azeroth leveling zone to open on the Alpha, is a desert zone inhabited by the Sethrak and Vulpera. We're previewing the major story lines from this zone in this post! if you are interested in a spoiler-free preview, check out our Vol'dun Environmental Preview.
Story spoilers in the post.
Ages ago, Vol'dun was attacked by the Old Gods. It now serves as a desert and place for unwanted Zandalari criminals.
A known change going into BFA is that Shield of the Righteous will increase your armor as a % of your Strength stat. This orients Shield of the Righteous to be strong against physical damage while losing any value vs. Magic attacks. This change is fine. I'm ok with this change.