WoW Hotfixes - November 30, 2021
WoW Hotfixes - November 30, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Barrier absorb effects from being reduced to their intended values while using Triune Ward (Runecarving Power) in PvP combat. Absorb values should now appropriately match the current tooltip value of 35% effectiveness.
  • Warrior
    • Shattering Throw will no longer deal extra damage beyond the absorb shield when breaking large absorbs.

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Niby the Almighty now properly teaches the Inferno spell to Warlocks.
Legion Paragon Boxes Bad Luck Protection System, Double Agent Hearthstone Card
Legion Paragon Boxes Bad Luck Protection System
Reddit user kr3b5 has stocked up on Legion Reputation Tokens and used them in Patch 9.1.5 with the combined 27% reputation buff from Pilgrim's Bounty and WoW's 17th Anniversary, in order to get several Paragon Boxes.


Opening these boxes rewarded him with the paragon mounts and toy that he needed to complete the collection, however a few more showed up in the mailbox.

Legion Paragon Boxes - Rewards

Judging by the number of rewards that dropped and the fact that they were guaranteed drops from further opening more paragon boxes, it is very likely that Blizzard stealthily introduced a bad luck protection system to Legion Paragon Boxes in Patch 9.1.5.


Please note that nothing is 100% confirmed yet, hopefully Blizzard shares more about this potential change soon.


Double Agent Hearthstone Card
Doubleagent, the famous factionless pandaren is getting his own Hearthstone card in the new Fractured in Alterac Valley Expansion.

To learn more about the Fractured in Alterac Valley Expansion that will release on December 7th, check out HearthPwn!

Sephuz Leaves Blizzard Entertainment, Carbot Animations - The Ancient Way (DiabLoL 2)
Sephuz Leaves Blizzard Entertainment
John "Sephuz" Yang announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment last week.

  • Sephuz first joined Blizzard in 2011 as a test analyst and later became involved in the development of Diablo 3, working on the Barbarian, Demon Hunter and the Witch Doctor classes through Reaper of Souls.
  • In World of Warcraft, he worked on designing abilities, talents, and items for all classes, and lead the design of the Legendary Items in Legion and the Essence System in Battle for Azeroth.
  • In Hearthstone, he led the design of systems and features such as the progression system, rewards, quests, battle pass, new and returning player experience, ranked modes, matchmaking, achievements, and social.
  • His last work at Blizzard as a Lead System Designer is on an unannounced game, which we'll hopefully hear more about next year. Meanwhile, we wish John Yang all the best on his next journey!



References to Sephuz can be found in both Diablo and World of Warcraft: Yang's Recurve, Yang's Other Recurve, Memory of Sephuz and Sephuz's Secret. Although Sephuz named the legendary ring after himself, it was actually the last item that he needed in order to complete his collection!



Carbot Animations - The Ancient Way (DiabLoL 2)

The Great Push Season 2, GCDtv Winter Brawl Registration, DLC #797
Shadowlands - The Great Push Season 2
The Great Push Season 2 is the second WoW Esports One-Off event of the year, featuring the new toy Tormented Banner of the Opportune and a prize pool of $20,000 USD.

To unlock the toy, players have to sign up with a team and then complete two Proving Ground Keystones at level 15 within the time limit.
  • Create an account on GameBattles and then go to the Tournament Page to create a team before the sign ups close on November 29.
  • Once the Proving Grounds start on December 3, make a character on the Tournament Realm.
  • Customize your character with gear from the local vendors in Oribos, take the Time Trial Keystones from the Trialmaster and good luck!



Burning Crusade Classic - GCDtv Winter Brawl Registration
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
GCDtv is bringing the heat to the Burning Crusade Arena with the Winter Brawl!

In this 5v5 Tournament, teams from the Europe and Americas regions will battle for Seasonal Supremacy and their shot at the combined $10,000 prize pool.

Sign-ups are now open until December 01, 2021 at 10:00 am PST, with registration for Europe here and for North America here.

HOW TO WATCH

Don’t miss a minute of the live PvP action starting at 10:00 am PST on December 4th and 5th by watching GCDtv’s Twitch Channel or by following them on Twitter. May the best team win!

Happy Feast of Winter Veil!

Dark Legacy Comics #797 - Companion
DLC #797 has been released!

Pilgrim's Bounty 2021
Pilgrim's Bounty 2021
Pilgrim's Bounty is live from November 23 to November 30 and with it comes a time to reflect upon one's good fortune and share feasts with everyone around you!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Set aside all thoughts of conflict and strife and celebrate with the bountiful feast of Pilgrim's Bounty.

When: 23-30 November
Where: All capital cities and most Horde and Alliance towns

You can brush up on your cooking skills and indulge in the delectable delicacies found on the on the communal dining tables located outside capital cities. Sharing is Caring, so make sure to pass food to those who have joined the feast at your table. Just be ready in case a "FOOD FIGHT!" breaks out.

If you prefer a little wild game, then set out on a hunt for wild turkey to earn The Turkinator achievement—or transform your friends into tantalizing turkey targets if the fury of wild turkeys proves too daunting to face.

Don't forget to dress up in your pilgrim's best and journey into Auchindoun in Terokkar Forest to visit Talon King Ikiss and earn the achievement Terokkar Turkey Time.

The Spirit of Sharing
The main area where the festivities take place is right outside the capital cities for the Horde and Alliance and in a couple of smaller towns.

  • Players can interact with the many foods options set on these tables and will gain a buff by eating or passing each of the servings.
  • There are 5 buffs in total, and getting all of them will reward The Spirit of Sharing buff which grants a 10% increase in reputation gains for one hour.



Turkey Soul Crittershape
New in 2021 - Players in the Night Fae Covenant can unlock the Turkey Soul Crittershape.

  • Eat each food on the table five times to get The Spirit of Sharing buff.
  • Eat each of the servings one more time and then leave the chair.
  • Accept the quest Turkey Soul and deliver it to Choofa in the Heart of the Forest.



Ember Court Reputation Buff
New in 2021 - During Pilgrim's Bounty, players can eat Theotar's Neverending Feast to increase the guests' happiness and friendship gains.



Cooking
Pilgrim's Bounty is centered around cooking and there are 5 recipes to add to your cooking collection. All you need to do is buy the Bountiful Cookbook from Bountiful Barrel located at each capital city table to learn them. The recipes are used for several quests, dailies, and the Now We're Cookin' achievement related to the holiday.




Cosmetic Items
5 daily quests can be found around the bountiful tables at capital cities that award a piece of the Pilgrim's set or a Pilgrim's Bounty cache.



Pilgrim's Bounty Cache Drops

Pilgrim's Set



Achievements
There are 9 achievements for the Pilgrim's Bounty holiday, 7 required for the meta achievement Pilgrim that will award you with the title the Pilgrim along with the Plump Turkey battle pet and 2 that are separate.

Do note that Pilgrim is not required to complete the What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been meta achievement for the Violet Proto-Drake.



Pilgrim Achievements

Off-Meta Achievements
  • Pilgrim's Progress - Complete each of the Pilgrim's Bounty dailies.
  • Pilgrim's Peril - While wearing either a Pilgrm's Dress, Robe, or Attire, take a seat at each enemy capital's Bountiful Table.
WoW Hotfixes - November 19, 2021
WoW Hotfixes - November 19, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
17th Anniversary Event

  • The reward tooltip for “Korrak's Revenge” now says completed after completing the quest.
  • Banners for the Vulpera and Mechagnomes have been added to the entryway.

Achievements

  • [With realm restarts] Renamed Explorer of the Shadowlands to Shadowlands Voyager to reflect the investment required.
  • [With realm restarts] Added a new Shadowlands Explorer achievement to mirror prior expansion exploration achievements

Covenants

  • Sanctums
    • Anima Conductor
      • Enhancements from the Anima Conductor should no longer re-cast themselves repeatedly in some cases.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Serpentshrine Cavern
    • The Lurker Below
      • The Lurker Below will now drop the correct personal loot.

Items and Rewards

  • [With realm restarts] Scouting Map: Into the Shadowlands now requires the new Shadowlands Explorer achievement to purchase.
    • Developers’ note: This is so that the Heirloom flight maps added in 9.1.5 have consistent requirements with the Heirloom flight maps from other expansions.
  • Fixed an issue where the shells of the Baby Murloc Satch-Shells would not hide in combat.

Korthia and the Maw

  • Removed the requirement of completing “Beginning the Collection” in order to accept or complete Archivist relic quests in Korthia.

Pet Battles

  • Timeless Mechanical Dragonling's Time Bomb attack is now functional.

WoW Classic Era and Season of Mastery

  • Fixed an issue where the option to leave a battleground queue was unavailable.
  • Several helmets such as Expert Goldminer's Helmet and Netherwind Crown will once again properly display.
  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where quests below your level had a greater penalty to reputation gain than intended.
  • [With realm restarts] The in-game clock text should no longer be misaligned at certain resolutions.
  • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where the World Map button on the minimap would overlap with the Tracking spell indicator.
Patch 9.2 Mounts and Creature Models
Patch 9.2 - Class Tier Set Bonuses

Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41089

Patch 9.2 Mounts and Creature Models
Lots of new creature models were added in the first Patch 9.2 PTR build!




Mounts
Be sure to check out the MountSpecial animations below!




Other Models

Patch 9.2 - Class Tier Set Bonuses
Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41089

Patch 9.2 - Class Tier Set Bonuses
Blizzard shared some of the tier set bonuses earlier today, along with some other information about gearing in Patch 9.2.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Demon Hunter Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • D (Havoc 2 piece) Increases Blade Dance and Death Sweep damage by 20%.
  • Deadly Dance (Havoc 4 piece) Every fifth Blade Dance or Death Sweep instantly refunds its own cooldown and cost. Casting this empowered Blade Dance or Death Sweep has a 15% chance to instantly refund its own cooldown and cost.
  • Burning Hunger (Vengeance 2 piece) Damage dealt by Immolation Aura has a 10% chance to generate a Lesser Soul Fragment.
  • Rapacious Hunger (Vengeance 4 piece) Consuming a Lesser Soul Fragment has a 100% chance to grant you 2 sec of Immolation Aura, or extend an existing Immolation Aura by 2 sec.

Druid Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Hunter Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Mage Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Monk Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Paladin Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Priest Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
  • Darkened Mind (Shadow 2 piece) Dark Thoughts has an additional 15% chance to trigger for each Shadow damage over time effect on the target.
  • Living Shadow (Shadow 4 piece) Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate for 8 sec. Your shadow follows you, dealing [ 138.4% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to your target over the duration.
  • From Dusk (Discipline 2 piece) Casting Power Word: Shield or Shadow Mend has a 15% chance to make your next cast of Shadow Mend have no cost or cast time.
  • Til Dawn (Discipline 4 piece) Power of the Dark Side increases the effectiveness of Penance by an additional 45% and is triggered when Power Word: Radiance is cast.
  • Knowledge (Holy 2 piece) Your Holy Words begin Divine Conversation, increasing the cooldown reduction of your next Holy-Word-affecting spell by 15 sec.
  • Conversation (Holy 4 piece) Divine Conversation increases the effectiveness of your next Holy-Word-affecting spell by 35%.

Rogue Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Shaman Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Warlock Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses

Warrior Patch 9.2 Tier Set Bonuses
Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41089
Patch 9.2 PTR - Build 41089
Build 41089 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Icons



New Maps



Spell Changes



Garrison Changes



Sepulcher of the First Ones Encounter Journal



String and Misc Changes


New Items
There are lots of new items in this patch, we only put a few below. Check out the full list on the WoWDB PTR site.

LevelTypeSlotName
45OtherPersonal Containment Trap
10OtherMortis Mover
50OtherDapper Pocopoc
30MountCosmic Gladiator's Soul Eater
1ElementalProgenitor Essentia
1Optional ReagentsVestige of the Eternal
1OtherDance Dance Darkmoon
1OtherTome of the Eternal
60OtherAutomated Cypher Analysis Tool


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Character

Darkmoon Faire
World Events

Events
Feats of Strength

Exploration

Mounts
Feats of Strength

Player vs. Player
Feats of Strength

Shadowlands
Exploration

Quests

Reputation

Shadowlands Raid
Dungeons & Raids
  • Amidst Ourselves (New) Defeat the Lords of Dread after finding and completing one simple task during Infiltration of Dread in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Power ON (New) Defeat the Solitary Guardian after defeating the Depleted Automa in the Suplcher of the First Ones on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.
  • Shimmering Secrets (New) Defeat Halondrus the Reclaimer after collecting six strange artifacts and defeating their constructs in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Normal difficulty or higher. 10 points.

Torghast
Expansion Features

Winter Veil
World Events
  • A-Caroling We Will Go Use your Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater Winter Veil Chorus Book to carol in enemy capital cities during the Feast of Winter Veil. 10 points.
  • A-Caroling We Will Go Use your Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater Winter Veil Chorus Book to carol in enemy capital cities during the Feast of Winter Veil. 10 points.
Gearing in Patch 9.2 Eternity's End
Gearing in Patch 9.2 Eternity's End
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Players will harness the power of the First Ones by collecting a variety of new gear in Eternity’s End. Class armor sets are making their return in Eternity’s End, and this time, you’ll obtain them from three sources: bosses in the new Sepulcher of the First Ones raid, the Great Vault (via all activities – raiding, Mythic+, and PvP), and from the forthcoming Creation Catalyst. In Eternity’s End, you’ll also discover a new Runecarving power that lets you harness the effects of your covenant Runecarving power in conjunction with an existing Shadowlands legendary to slay your foes or heal your allies.

Progenitor Armor Set


The Progenitor armor set will grant your character new abilities based on your specialization, and includes a helm, shoulders, chest, gauntlets, and leggings with 2 set bonuses. The first set bonus is unlocked when two set pieces are equipped, and the second bonus is unlocked when four set pieces are equipped. Here are some examples:

  • Hunter (Beast Mastery)
    • 2-piece – Your Kill Command critical strike chance is increased for each stack of Frenzy your pet has.
    • 4-piece – Kill Command critical hits increase the damage and cooldown reduction of your next Cobra Shot.
  • Paladin (Protection)
    • 2-piece – Casting Shield of the Righteous grants you a stacking increase to your Block chance.
    • 4-piece – Blocking an attack has a chance to cast Judgment at your attacker.
  • Druid (Restoration)
    • 2-piece – Swiftmend heals an additional amount for each periodic healing effect on the target.
    • 4-piece – Swiftmend heals nearby allies for a percentage of its healing done.

Legendaries

You’ll meet the Enlightened Brokers in Zereth Mortis and become allies with them to be able to obtain a new Legendary belt empowered with your covenant’s Runecarving Effect. The unique characteristic of this new Legendary belt is that your Runecarving Effect will switch freely alongside your character whenever swapping covenants. There’s no need to craft a new Legendary Belt for each covenant. The Legendary belt will match the look of your class’s Progenitor armor set and can be equipped alongside another Shadowlands Legendary in a different armor slot, giving you two powerful legendary effects to boost your power. If you’d like to craft the new covenant-swapping Runecarving Effect on a different armor slot, a new Runecarving Memory will let you do so.

  • Note: In order to equip two legendary items, one must be either the Legendary belt or another armor slot imbued with the new Runecarving Memory.

All legendaries can now be upgraded with Cosmic Flux, a new currency inspired by lessons learned from Echoes of Ny’alotha in Battle for Azeroth. Cosmic Flux will be rewarded from a variety of activities in Shadowlands Season 3, such as defeating raid bosses, PvP, Mythic+, Torghast, Tower of the Damned, and World Quests.

Creation Catalyst

Once players fully uncover the secrets of the First Ones, the Creation Catalyst will become available. This will serve to help anyone who’s having bad luck on a particular armor slot, or to help alts quickly catch up later in the patch. The Creation Catalyst will use Cosmic Flux in combination with an appropriate non-set armor piece to create a Progenitor armor piece in that armor slot of the same item level. The armor you transform can be obtained from PvP, Mythic+, or other new Eternity’s End content.

For example: The Great Vault rewards an ilvl 265 non-set chest piece. Once the Creation Catalyst is unlocked and enough Cosmic Flux has been collected, this can be used to make an ilvl 265 Progenitor armor piece that activates the set bonus.

  • Note: If you earn a non-set armor piece before the Creation Catalyst is unlocked, we recommend hanging on to it in case you want to convert it later.

We’ll see you in Zereth Mortis!
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