7.1.5 PTR: Build 23244 Spell and Legendary Updates
A new PTR build is here with spell and legendary proc updates!
Many legendaries were buffed or nerfed
; Blizzard explained that the goal was to nerf the power of legendaries that were strong in all situations. We also have a brand new datamining format for legendary procs and stats, we hope you like it! We have also updated our
7.1.5 Legendary Guide
with a compilation of all the changes from past builds so you can see how things overall change from live to PTR.
More specs received Aura Damage updates including +12% to Retribution Paladin, 3% to Unholy Death Knight, 4% to Destruction Warlock, +7% to Survival Hunter, and +5% to Arms Warrior.
New spells include the Shadow Priest Talent
while Greater Blessing of Might has been removed. Remember though that Retribution Paladins received a 12% damage increase to their remaining abilities.
Many Vantus Runes have been buffed from 1000 to 1500; while the costs have been halved!
Earlier today we launched
Wowhead News Alerts for Discord
; give it a try in your channels to be alerted when new data updates like this build are live.
7.1.5 PTR: Hatching of the Hippogryphs Micro-Holiday
The latest micro-holiday event on the PTR is
. During this micro-holiday, you can befriend the hippogryphs and even get a baby one to sit on your shoulder.
Event Description: Today is the day that the Frayfeather hippogryphs hatch. Head to Frayfeather Highlands in Feralas to witness the spectacle firsthand!
7.1.5 PTR: Love is in the Air Holiday Updates
is receiving some changes in 2017 and is now open for testing on the 7.1.5 PTR! In this article, we've previewed everything new including:
Queue up for the Crowne Company on Level 20+ players. No max level needed!
for zombie item
Updated high-resolution decorations.
Want more 7.1.5 holiday news? Check out our
Call of the Scarab
previews, as well as the
datamining overview for micro-holidays
Patch 7.1.5: Build 23194 Spell, Legendary, and Spec Aura Changes
7.1.5 Classes Q&A
, Blizzard has pushed a small PTR build with some class changes. This follows a
large build from Monday
with new talents, Nighthold loot rebalancing, and micro-holiday testing.
Blizzard also buffed several specs via "auras" which allows many spells in a spec to be changed quickly at once. These affected spells do not show up via normal datamining but we have added spec changes and the related spells to our spell diff. For example, the traditional spell diff only shows a nerf to
for Shadow Priests, but the aura
buffed many other Shadow Priest abilities by 25%.
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 4%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 15%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 12%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 12%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 10%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 7%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: + 7%
: Apply Aura: Modifies Damage/Healing Done Value: +25%
was meant to get a modifier as well, but no value was specified.
7.1.5 PTR: Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday
Micro-holidays are new types of celebrations coming in Patch 7.1.5; each one will last for only a few days and pay tribute to a different part of Azeroth's culture. Over the next few weeks, a different one will be up to test each day on the PTR!
(January 21 - 23)
: "On this date, the Scarab Gong was rung, opening the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Represent your faction by gathering supplies or by slaying Twilight and Qiraji forces. The winning faction gets to fly their banner next to the Scarab Gong for the rest of the year!"
The event will pit the Alliance and Horde against each other to earn the most credit (
Horde War Effort Credit
): whoever wins can fly their faction flag in Silithus for a year.
7.1.5 PTR: Build 23178 Spell Changes, Brawler's Guild Music, Changed Nighthold Loot Stats
It's time for the weekly 7.1.5 PTR build! This build will have
several new things to test
: Upper Nighthold Bosses and micro-holidays. Highlights include:
New Brawler's Guild music!
wowtokenui.lua has been updated with information about redeeming the WoW Token for Battle.net Balance.
More legendary proc tuning.
The Windwalker Talent Dizzying Kicks has been replaced with
for Brewmasters has been replaced with
Many Nighthold items had changed secondary stats.
As part of the secondary stat rebalancing, many Legion items above ilvl 800 had a stat gain.
7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Shadow Priests, Tanks in PvP, Communication, Upper Nighthold Testing, Sephuz's Secret
7.1.5 PTR forum posts continue: today so far we have a long reply about
Shadow Priest feedback
by Anshlun, the goal of tanks in PvP, and updates on improved communication:
The overall goal for Shadow in 7.1.5 is to reign in extreme situations caused by
, not nerf Shadow overall. In future builds, the duration of Shadow DoTs will be increased as well.
More adjustments are on the way for tanks in PvP; Protection Paladins were able to heal too much and were already adjusted.
Work is being done for improved PTR communication; changing internal procedures takes time.
More Nighthold bosses are open for testing:
Micro-holidays will be open for testing on the PTR. Check out our
for details on each event.
7.1.5 PTR: Profession Recipes and Blacksmithing Quests
Today's 7.1.5 PTR preview covers professions on the PTR; following our
early item preview
, we've hopped on the PTR to hunt down some of the new recipes and quests.
Blacksmiths complete quests like
for old recipes which were removed in Cataclysm, as well as new recipes
Obliterum now has 10 upgrades, up from 8.
There is a new series of cheaper neck enchants, for 200 each of a secondary stat.
Engineers can craft a shoulder enchant,
. These are used in turn for new ilvl 880 helms.
is a new Fishing Battle pet!
7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Warlocks, Class Communication, and Nighthold Testing
Following the news that
Nighthold was open for testing on the PTR
, Watcher made a series of posts on PTR feedback threads explaining how the raid testing allows Blizzard to also get data on class mechanics. He then apologized for the lack of communication surrounding 7.1.5 class changes with the long holiday weekend, and sympathized with Warlocks, notably that something was lost when Embers were removed from Destruction, and mechanics like
, while fitting the fantasy of a spec, are cumbersome to play.
Edit: devolore on Twitter and Reddit has followed up with more thoughts on Blizzard communication improvements.
7.1.5 PTR: Build 23109 Spell and Legendary Changes
The 7.1.5 PTR has fully updated to Build 23109; many spell changes included below were discovered
but today's update should also cover new spells, achievements, and items.
New Legendaries include
. Other legendaries like
received a buff!
Many silly drink items were added to the database like
- a few weeks ago
The Crafticus asked users on Twitter
for fun drink names. Perhaps these are related to
The Artifact Knowledge catch-up system has undergone another refinement. There are now a series of Bind on Account books helping you research 5-20 levels like
Check out the new items in our database
PTR 7.1.5: Build 23109 Updates: Class Changes
A new 7.1.5 PTR build is on its way, bringing with it even more class changes. To recap, Patch 7.1.5 will have new
Brawler's Guild Encounters
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
artifact knowledge catch-up
many new items like legendaries and recipes
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR, Mythic Keystone Leaderboards Now Available, November 22nd Hotfixes
For blue posts today, Blizzard clarified some of their recent class balance changes and the design approach behind them. This included the much anticipated traps for Survival Hunters, which was teased during several BlizzCon interviews, as well as an explanation on what they are trying to do with Fire mages.
Blizzard also added keystone leaderboards for Mythic+ dungeons. You'll now be able to see who has the best time by realm and dungeon.
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR
When the 7.1.5 PTR went up earlier this week, we had
spell changes from datamining
but no specific class changes in the
official patch notes
. As such, there was some confusion as to the intended changes and class directions for specializations that seemed unfinished.
Today, Blizzard explained that the 7.1.5 PTR so far only shows roughly half of the mechanical changes, with more of them coming in the next build. Once the mechanical changes are in a good place, adjustments to overall performance will follow.
You can read up on the spell changes so far in our
7.1.5 PTR: New Spell Animations, Artifact Knowledge Catch-Up, WoW Token for Battle.net Balance
7.1.5 PTR coverage continues with a look at new spell animations, a way to catch up Artifact Knowledge on alts, and the WoW Token counting towards Battle.net balance.
7.1.5 Holiday Updates: Micro-Holidays and World Events
Between the 7.1.5 PTR introducing new micro-holidays and
, we thought it was a good time to summarize what we know about all the upcoming holiday changes coming in 2017 to WoW.
Micro-holidays are small holidays, not tied to any meta-achievement, that celebrate different parts of Azeroth's culture and history such as
The traditional two-week holidays have also received a steady stream of new toys for the upcoming year.
Items from the Love is in the Air and Midsummer bosses now show as "scaling with level"--looks like Blizzard is making good on the promise to open up the fights to lower-level players.
Secret Endgineer Omegaplugg Boss, Patch 7.1 22864 Data Updates, New Blizzard Merchandise
The community has discovered
one of the remaining hidden things in Legion!
is a secret boss in
who drops the
toy. To access this boss, go to the room with the last boss and hit the special button. This will spawn
with 207 million health! Check out the comments on
for his abilities and tips on how to defeat him.
transforms you into a Leper Gnome, just like
万圣节魔棒 - 麻风侏儒
What could the remaining hidden items be? Looking at our
Legion toybox guide
, some datamined toys without sources include
Check out the full post for more Blizzard Shop items and the latest small PTR build.
Patch 7.1 PTR Preview: Profession and Blood of Sargeras Updates
Patch 7.1 has a number of improvements to professions, including a Blood of Sargeras trader, new recipes, and creative fishing bobbers!
Patch 7.1 Preview: New Dungeon Return to Karazhan
The Patch 7.1 dungeon
Return to Karazhan
has opened for testing on the 7.1 PTR! Wowhead Dungeon and Raid guide writer
cleared the dungeon and took some screenshots of all the rooms for Wowhead.
Arcane Woolomancer Appearance Found, September 30th Hotfixes, Karazhan Open for PTR Testing
There are a handful of hidden artifact appearances left to find, and the Mage Community has worked together to determine how to get
! Also read the full post for news on Karazhan PTR testing and September 30th Hotfixes.
7.1 PTR Build 22636: Auction House Improvements, Spell Changes and More
has been out for merely hours, and we're getting another 7.1 PTR build! To recap, 7.1 will include the
dungeon Return to Karazhan
, the raid Trial of Valor,
, and a
for leveling abilities.
Also make sure to check out our BlizzCon Party announcement and Wowhead Rocket shirt for sale, posted
New to this build are some Auction House improvements:
Price Per Unit
PBid price per unit:
Other build highlights include
and the return of Shadowform!