Profession and Obliterum Forge Updates in Patch 7.2
Professions are getting a number of quality of life improvements in Patch 7.2, most notably
is no longer required for the Obliterum Forge and new glyphs are on the way like
! Below is our early preview of the profession improvements and additions. If you want even more 7.2 info news, check out
for only the PTR news which includes Tier 20 armor sets, class mounts, Legion Invasions, and the Broken Shore.
This Week in Broken Isles 12/20: Pet Battle Bonus Event, Squirt Trainer, World Boss Calamir, Insurrection Week 9
Each week in Legion introduces a new series of quests, holidays, and bonus events. Here is a look at the major events taking place for the week of December 20th, including:
up on US realms; great for leveling pets!
Week 9; the next part of the quest,
, is available when Nighthold opens
is not available quite yet, it is from the followup after
Fate of the Nightborne
New Archaeology quest for
, an ilvl 850 amulet with 3 sockets
News Roundup: Ronda Rousey Befriended Vin Diesel Through WoW, "This Side Up" Account Wide, Blue Posts
For today's news roundup, MMA Fighter Ronda Rousey talks about her love for Warcraft,
is now account-wide, and we have an assortment of blue posts including a fix to the Chosen Dead transmog gear and details on Enhancement Shaman and Marksmanship Hunters in 7.1.5.
This Week in Broken Isles 12/6: World Boss Levantus, Battleground Bonus Event, Insurrection Week 7
Each week in Legion introduces a new series of quests, holidays, and bonus events. Here is a look at the major events taking place for the week of December 6th, including:
who can drop
is an additional special World Boss up for 2 more days.
weekly bonus event
Week 7 of
an ilvl 805 Bind on Account relic
Also check out the
latest December 6th Hotfixes
, featuring a change to make Guarm a 2-tank encounter.
Midnight's Eternal Reins Mount Preview, World Boss and Archaeology Overviews, Blue Tweets
Today's news features a model video of
, overviews of Legion Archaeology and World Bosses, and blue tweets on recent known issues. Also, make sure to tune into the
European Arena Championship
, with your Twitch account connected to Battle.net for your title!
Legion Ratstallion Underbelly Mount, Baby Winston Overwatch Pet Available, Archaeology Updates, Blue PvP Posts
Today's Legion preview covers the
Underbelly mount, some Archaeology updates, and a pile of blue posts including many on PvP. Earlier today there was a
, check out our post for screenshots and more!
is now available in WoW if you pre-purchased
Overwatch Origins Edition
Dalaran Underbelly Updates, Archaeology in Legion, Legion Creature Model Videos, Movie Funko Pops
Love is in the Air
starting today, we also have another round of Legion models and updates--Dalaran Underbelly PvP, Archaeology solves, and more creature model videos. There are also more
Funko Pops on the way!
5.2 PTR: New Mantid Archaeology Solves, Blue Posts on Lei Shen and Class Balance
If you love the Klaxxi or feel bored after finishing
, you're in luck--the Mantid are a new archaeology race coming in 5.2! They have new common and rare weapon solves, as well as numerous achievements.
Today's news round up also covers the upcoming PTR raid testing schedule and more class/item tweaks, including
New Mantid Archaeology Solves
Digsites are found in
. Here's a sample of the ones that popped up for us on the PTR:
: West Sik'vess, North Sik'vess, The Feeding Pits, East Sra'vess, Sik'vess
: The Briny Muck, Kor'vess, Lake of Stars, Venemous Ledge, Kypari'ik, Kypari Vor
can be purchased on the PTR for one
, but currently is bugged. In theory based on the tooltip, it will allow future Pandaria digsites in a 24-hour time period to spawn as Mantid ones. For now, Mantid digsites naturally come up after completing some Mogu and Pandaren digsites.
seventeen new achievements
tied to Mantid artifa
Mists of Pandaria Faction Guide: The Lorewalkers
Gaining reputation with
is an unusual process. Instead of completing dailies or zone quests like most other Pandaren factions, players gain reputation by visiting monuments, completing achievements, and hearing folktales. If you have an organized path in mind, hitting Exalted should only take a few hours with a flying mount!
As the keepers of Pandaren culture,The Lorewalkers go hand-in-hand with the spirit of Archaeology. The unusual reputation grind fits the nature of these cultural librarians, and reputation rewards enhance this profession. Check out our beta article on archaeology changes
In Patch 5.2, players can complete an additional three scrolls on the
Lore made a video showing the reputation process--hunting down monuments in the world and then watching the unlocked story!
Unlike other factions,
do not sell
Mists of Pandaria: New Archaeology Solves, News Round Up
Archaeology in Mists of Pandaria just keeps on getting more and more changes to ensure it will be more engaging than in Cataclysm. Today we're previewing a new type of solve,
, as well as the four new rare solves. Mists archaeology also has some neat ways to ensure you won't be bored solving common artifacts twice!
Check out our
for a list of all the new artifacts in Pandaria!
There are four rare archaeology solves added in Mists of Pandaria--2 Pandaren and 2 Mogu. All of these rares take 180 fragments and can have 3 keystones.
: Summon the artifact-bound Quilen. (10 Min Cooldown)
: Use: Summon an Anatomical Dummy at target location for 5 min. The punching bag acts as a target dummy while it persists. Only usable outdoors in Pandaria. (1 Hour Cooldown)
: Transmoggable offhand resembling an umbrella. BoA and ilvl 463 heroic-quality.
: BoA heroic-quality ilvl 463 staff.
Mists of Pandaria: Archaeology Preview
Archaeology is getting a major overhaul in Pandaria: Blizzard listened to feedback from Cataclysm and implemented a bunch of improvements. Among other changes, you can teleport to digsites, get more digs per digsites, and fight mobs that drop archaeology fragments.
We've got a list of improvements below, as well as a look at
and all the archaeology solves in Pandaria after the cut.
You get six digs at a Pandaria digsite, instead of three as usual.
The resulting item is not a white that turns into vendor trash. Instead, it is turned into a crated box--which stacks!
These crates can be redeemed with the Lorewalkers. It's not implemented yet, but there's been talk of the Lorewalkers providing your character with more dialogue and cut-scenes about the artifacts you bring to them.
You can turn in one Pandaren artifact a day for 5 Valor Points:
Completing a dig site will sometimes spawn an
, a sha that drops more archaeology fragments.
The tooltips for completed objects now helpfully point out that there's more lore in the
Master Shapeshifters: A Guide to Character Disguises
Everyone’s favorite shapeshifting item is a Druid, hands down. But what if you want something a little more uncommon? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun disguise to use on boss-kill screenshots, or you’re just not that interested in trolls and would rather farm something else. How’s turning into a fish sound? A huge bug? A neon rock? Maybe you just want to be surrounded in a purple swirly shield instead? Whatever you’re interested in turning into, it probably exists in-game and we have it all laid out for you.
This guide breaks it down into playable race, creature, and object disguises, as well as items that give your character special effects. We’ve further organized these items by means of acquisition and noted some items that work while mounted or shapeshifted. Not all of these items will work in every zone, but they’re all interesting.
News Roundup: Blizzard Posts on Druid Lifebloom Nerf, Upcoming 4.1 Changes
Blizzard posters have been pretty quiet lately, but that's okay - we've bet getting tons of awesome 4.1 information via updates to the
official patch notes
, info from the
, and even some recent
Latest topics include:
Upcoming Druid Lifebloom Nerf
Upcoming Battle of Gilneas Graveyard Changes
Upcoming Change to 'Ambassador' Title Achievement
Winterspring Frostsaber Quest Changes in 4.1
Archaeology Item Cooldowns
Check out the full Blizzard posts after the break!
Patch 4.0.6 Now Available on Live Servers!
World of Warcraft Client Patch 4.0.6
is now available on live servers, so fire up that Blizzard Downloader and check out our rundown of everything you need to know to survive this latest batch of major changes!
Be sure to check out the complete official patch notes, fully Wowhead linked, or check out the official Blizzard post
I've tweaked the formatting of the patch notes a bit from exactly how Blizzard presents them to provide our readers with a more enjoyable (and legible) experience. You can now easily navigate to a specific section of the patch notes with it's handy new Table of Contents! Be sure to tell us what you think!
We've taken some of the more important changes of mention and made a quick reference for you guys, but you should
check out the full patch notes! Check out our
Patch 4.0.6 mini guide
after the break!
PTR Patch Changes and Additions - Artifact Sell Prices Changed, Again
Today's PTR patch brought only a few class changes, mostly those which were
added to the official patch notes
yesterday. We have the latest spell diffs as well as
values for artifacts in patch 4.0.6! As it was stated in the patch notes:
The sell value of all common artifacts has been doubled, while a small subset of common artifacts have had their sell value increased far beyond that.
This excited many players who were put off by the fact that most
artifacts are currently (basically) worthless. In this latest PTR patch, Blizzard has changed the sell price of many artifacts (yet again), increasing most common artifacts to values well over ! It's also worth mentioning, however, that the
(which had many players excited over its previously reported sell value) has had its sell value reduced to . Oh, well.
We've got the latest spell diffs for you guys, as well as