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Patch 8.3 PTR - Build 32272
Build 32272 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.


New Corrupted Gear
Tonight's build added Corrupted gear, a replacement for Titanforging.

  • Gear can become corrupted, making it stronger.
  • This power comes at a price!
  • The more Corrupted gear that you wear, the higher your Corruption, and the more and the stronger the effects become.
  • You can do things like spawn void zones, reduce your damage and healing, summon adds, and more!
  • Corruption can also cause cosmetic effects on your character.



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Class Changes in Visions of N’Zoth
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker
/ Official Forums
)
I’ve updated the Affliction section in the OP with recent new changes. It now reads:

  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Deathbolt now deals 20% of the total remaining damage of the Warlock’s damage over time effects on the target (was 30%).
      • Drain Soul damage increased by 50%.
      • Nightfall now increases the damage of Shadow Bolt by 50% (was 25%), and now activates 33% more often.
        • *Developers’ notes: One of the key concepts about Affliction Warlock is spreading damage over time spells on a number of different targets. While Deathbolt keys off these types of spells, it provides more-than-expected burst damage and outperforms the other two talents in every situation. In addition to reducing Deathbolt’s effectiveness, we’re improving the other two options to give more options to Affliction Warlocks.

Feedback - New Azerite Essences
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker
/ Official Forums
)
There is a bug? where the minor’s CDR doesn’t apply to abilities granted from Conflict & Strife majors and wasn’t sure if this was a bug or intended but this does diminish the usefulness of this minor with C&S major users.

This is currently working as intended. This cooldown reduction doesn’t apply to any of the “passive” Essences, including Vision of Perfection, Conflict and Strife (and any ability gained from slotting it), and the new Touch of the Everlasting.

So, I guess the question is, what type of scenarios might unfold that would be appropriate for this essence?
What would you consider the use case for it, and how will you react when its obviously either too strong or too weak for that use case?

The Formless Void mostly exists for the purposes of flexibility, which is why all roles can use it. It requires a lot of planning, it requires you to coordinate and know who you plan on borrowing what Essence from, and for what situation, and make sure that the cooldown incurred doesn’t interfere with whatever the next situation you have to manage is.
As a note, you can also borrow something from a player of the enemy faction. The targeting is very unrestricted other than the obvious - it has to be a player, they need to have an Essence currently slotted that is valid to copy (fully passives Major Essences are ineligible).

Does the “Formless Void” essence require the correct role to copy an essence. For example, could you copy the tank Azshara raid essence as a dps to gain access to a defensive cooldown for a particularly nasty damage taken check, or could you copy a dps essence as a tank or a healer in order to push a particularly challenging dps check.
You can borrow any eligible Essence, even if it is not normally available to your current role. For example, a Protection Paladin player can borrow a healer specific thing such as the new Spirit of Preservation, or a DPS specific thing such as Essence of the Focusing Iris.

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Appearances
Collections

Battle Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Guild Feats of Strength
Guild

Raids
Feats of Strength

Visions of N'Zoth
Expansion Features



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts

Item Set Bonuses
  • Shaping Essences - Cover (New) While in Ny'alotha, your spells and abilities have a chance to draw an orb of Vita and Void towards you. Collecting the orb grants you 0 for until cancelled. Approximately 1 proc per minute.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)

Discipline
  • Schism Attack the enemy's soul with a surge of Shadow energy, dealing [ 129% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and increasing damage that you deal your spell damage to the target by 40% for 9 sec. Discipline Priest - Level 15 Talent. Discipline Priest - Level 15 Talent. 0.5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 24 sec cooldown.

Azerite Traits

Item Effects
  • Apply Armor Kit Permanently increase the Stamina of an item worn on the chest, shoulders, legs, hands or feet by 7 5. Cannot be applied to items higher than level maxcast. Requires Cloth, Leather, Mail, Plate. 3 sec cast.
  • Avoidant (New) Your Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to 6% of your Haste.
  • Avoidant (New) Your Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to 10% of your Haste.
  • Avoidant (New) Your Avoidance is increased by an amount equal to 3% of your Haste.
  • Boosters (New) Increases movement speed for 5 sec. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
  • Breath of Everlasting Spirit Combine 4 Combine 3 Breath of Everlasting Spirit to create the Spirit of Preservation Swirling Star Dust, which can be used to infuse your Heart of Azeroth with Spirit of Preservation. Item created is based on your current loot specialization. Instant.
  • Coalescing Visions Combine 100 Combine 200 Coalescing Visions to create a Vessel of Horrific Visions. 1.5 sec cast. 1 sec cooldown.
  • Corrupted (New) Instant.
  • Dragon's Flight - Cover Your attacks and abilities have a chance to grant you ephemeral dragon wings, granting you 710 Haste and 561 260 Haste and 116 Speed for 15 sec. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Exotically Spiced Carrot (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Order of Embers, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Expedient (New) Increases the amount of Haste you gain from all sources by 2%.
  • Expedient (New) Increases the amount of Haste you gain from all sources by 3%.
  • Expedient (New) Increases the amount of Haste you gain from all sources by 4%.
  • Exuberance (New) Increases your healing received from all sources by 4%.
  • Exuberance (New) Increases your healing received from all sources by 2%.
  • Exuberance (New) Increases your healing received from all sources by 6%.
  • Faceless Mask of the Daredevil Increases Sanity damage from creatures by 200%. Instant. 150%. Instant.
  • Fallen Soldier's Insignia (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Honorbound, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Fallen Soldier's Insignia (New) Grants 250 reputation with the 7th Legion, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Flash of Clarity (New) Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant you a Flash of Clarity, reducing the cooldown of your next 3 spells cast by 2 sec.
  • Frothing Frenzy Increases damage done by 30% while increasing damage taken by 10% for 15 sec. Instant. 30 sec. Instant. 3 sec cooldown. Reagents: Experimental Vial.
  • Gladiator's Spite Lob shadow Lob void energy at the destination, creating a pool of spite. Enemies within the pool are snared by 0% 60% and have their Corruption increased by 0 69. 40 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.
  • Glittering Abyssal Conch Grants 250 reputation with the Unshackled. Instant. up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Glittering Abyssal Conch Grants 250 reputation with the Waveblade Ankoan. Instant. up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Ironheart (New) Reduces your damage taken from periodic effects by 6%.
  • Ironheart (New) Reduces your damage taken from periodic effects by 4%.
  • Ironheart (New) Reduces your damage taken from periodic effects by 2%.
  • Jani Figurine (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Zandalari Empire, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Lasso Powerup (New) Lock onto a distant powerup, then warp it to you. 70 yd range. Instant. 15 sec cooldown.
  • Learning N'Zoth's Secrets Create Teaches you how to craft a Void Focus, an otherworldly crystal that harnesses the power of the N'Zoth needed to craft powerful pieces of armor. 10 sec cast.
  • Manifesto of Madness: Chapter One Increase your Critical Strike by 748 for 10 13 sec, which is decreased by 33 for each ally within 8 yards of you. After this effect ends, increase your Versatility by 150 for 10 13 sec for every ally within 5 yards of you, up to a max of 748. Instant.1.5 min cooldown.
  • Masterful (New) Increases the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources by 3%.
  • Masterful (New) Increases the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources by 2%.
  • Masterful (New) Increases the amount of Mastery you gain from all sources by 4%.
  • Ny'alothan Void Ritual Combine 15 Encryted Ny'alothan Texts to create the Replicating Void Droplet Droplets, which can be used to infuse your Heart of Azeroth with The Formless Void. 2 sec cast.
  • Ornate Voldunai Jewelry (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Voldunai, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • PH Storm Drake (New) Summons and dismisses this mount. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Proudmoore War Copper (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Proudmoore Admiralty, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Psyche Shredder Your spell and abilities have a chance to rip a part of your current enemy's psyche from their mind, dealing 0 Shadow damage and increasing your magical damage against them by 0 5 for 10 sec. Approximately 3 procs per minute.
  • Psychic Shell Reduce the damage you take by 70% for 10 sec until you've taken 8,184 total damage. Instant. 7,232 total damage. Instant. 1.1 min cooldown.
  • Regenerative (New) 40% of total Health regeneration now continues during combat.
  • Regenerative (New) 30% of total Health regeneration now continues during combat.
  • Regenerative (New) 20% of total Health regeneration now continues during combat.
  • Sanity Restoration Orb Summon a Sanity Restoration Orb that restores 10% of nearby allies' maximum Sanity per second for 15 sec. Revives allies. Limited uses per Horrific Vision expedition. 15 yd range. 5 sec cast.
  • Severe (New) Increases the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources by 2%.
  • Severe (New) Increases the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources by 4%.
  • Severe (New) Increases the amount of Critical Strike you gain from all sources by 3%.
  • Siphoner (New) Increases your Leech by 2%.
  • Siphoner (New) Increases your Leech by 4%.
  • Siphoner (New) Increases your Leech by 6%.
  • Spark of Unwavering Strength Combine 60 Combine 30 Spark of Unwavering Strength to create the Unwavering Ward Ward of Mutual Aid, which can be used to infuse your Heart of Azeroth with Unwavering Ward. Item created is based on your current loot specialization. Instant.
  • Strength of the Warden Name changed from "Vigilant Protector" to "Strength of the Warden".
  • Strength of the Warden Name changed from "Vigilant Protector" to "Strength of the Warden".
  • Strength of the Warden Name changed from "Vigilant Protector" to "Strength of the Warden".
  • Strength of the Warden Name changed from "Vigilant Protector" to "Strength of the Warden".
  • Tear of Azeroth (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Champions of Azeroth, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Tear of Azeroth (New) Grants 250 reputation with Talanji's Expedition, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Tide-Speaker's Tome (New) Grants 250 reputation with Storm's Wake, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Tome of Unspeakable Delicacies (New) Teaches you the cooking recipes known only to N'Zoth's followers. 2 sec cast.
  • Verdant Hills of Chokingvine (New) Grants 250 reputation with the Tortollan Seekers, up to Exalted reputation. Instant.
  • Versatile (New) Increases the amount of Versatility you gain from all sources by 2%.
  • Versatile (New) Increases the amount of Versatility you gain from all sources by 4%.
  • Versatile (New) Increases the amount of Versatility you gain from all sources by 3%.
  • Vita Charged - Cover (New) Your spells and abilities have a chance to infuse you with Vita for 10 sec, increasing your Haste by 0 and your party members' Haste by 0. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Void Charged - Cover (New) Your spells and abilities have a chance to shroud you in void, absorbing the next 0 damage over 12 sec seconds. You are granted 0 Critical Strike while the shroud persists. Approximately 1 proc per minute.

Professions
Cooking
  • B'Rscht Prepare B'Rscht. Cooking. Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Questionable Meat x 8, [PH] See Bass x 3, [PH] Nightmarlin Malformed Gnasher x 3, Aberrant Voidfin x 3, Aromatic Fish Oil x 2.
  • B'Sque Prepare B'Sque. Cooking. Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Questionable Meat x 8, [PH] See Bass x 3, [PH] Nightmarlin Malformed Gnasher x 3, Aberrant Voidfin x 3, Aromatic Fish Oil x 2.
  • G'Ulash Prepare G'Ulash. Cooking. Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Questionable Meat x 8, [PH] See Bass x 3, [PH] Nightmarlin Malformed Gnasher x 3, Aberrant Voidfin x 3, Aromatic Fish Oil x 2.
  • G'Zpacho Prepare G'Zpacho. Cooking. Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Questionable Meat x 8, [PH] See Bass x 3, [PH] Nightmarlin Malformed Gnasher x 3, Aberrant Voidfin x 3, Aromatic Fish Oil x 2.
  • K'Bab Prepare K'Bab. Cooking. Cooking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Questionable Meat x 8, [PH] See Bass x 3, [PH] Nightmarlin Malformed Gnasher x 3, Aberrant Voidfin x 3, Aromatic Fish Oil x 2.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Character Titles
  • %s the Uncorrupted (New)
  • %s, Famed Slayer of N'Zoth (New)

Group Finder Activities
Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City (New) - 30 players. Level 120. Map: Ny'alotha, the Waking City. Difficulty: Normal.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City (New) - 30 players. Level 120. Map: Ny'alotha, the Waking City. Difficulty: Heroic.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City (New) - 20 players. Level 120. Map: Ny'alotha, the Waking City. Difficulty: Mythic.

Map Areas
Unknown
  • Den of the Devourer (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Den of Transfusion (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Locus of Infinite Truths (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > N'Zoth (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Terrace of Deslolation (New)
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Twilight Landing (New)

Scenarios
Blackwing Descent
  • 01: Forced Entry - Name changed from "01: Unwelcome Guests" to "01: Forced Entry".
  • 02: Investigation Effort (New) - Continue the investigation.
  • 04: Curious Magic - Name changed from "02: Curious Magic" to "04: Curious Magic". Investigate Meet Wrathion at the magical barrier in the Vault of the Shadowflame.
  • 05: Concentration is Key - Name changed from "04: Concentration is Key" to "05: Concentration is Key". Protect Defend Wrathion while he dispels the barrier.
  • 06: The Athenaeum - Name changed from "05: The Athenaeum" to "06: The Athenaeum".
  • 07: Twisted Experiments - Name changed from "07: Experimental Destruction" to "07: Twisted Experiments". Destroy the experiments in the Athenaeum. corrupted experiments in the Athenaeum.
  • 08: Free From Darkness - Rescue Stop the ritual to free Wrathion.
  • 10: Scales of Corruption - Name changed from "11: The Essence of Corruption" to "10: Scales of Corruption". Retrieve the Corrupt Dragon Scale. Black Dragonscales.
  • 11: Preventative Measures - Name changed from "10: Preventative Measures" to "11: Preventative Measures".

Visions of N'Zoth
  • 02: Descent Into Madness - Access the lower hallway. Destroy the barrier preventing access to the lower hallway.
  • 05: Final Ascent - Use the lift in The Maker's Rise to access the third floor. locate the anomaly.
  • 06: Restoring Power - Name changed from "07: Restoring Power" to "06: Restoring Power". Defeat the Void Wraith anomaly at the Forge of Origination.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CORRUPTION_CLEANSER_TOOLTIP_TITLE (New) - Cleansing this item will REMOVE the following effects:
  • CORRUPTION_DESCRIPTION (New) - Higher Corruption increases the number of side effects and their strengths
  • CORRUPTION_RESISTANCE_TOOLTIP_LINE (New) - Corruption Resistance:
  • CORRUPTION_TOOLTIP_LINE (New) - Corruption:
  • CORRUPTION_TOOLTIP_TITLE (New) - You are Corrupted!
  • ITEM_CORRUPTION_BONUS_STAT (New) - +%d Corruption
  • NEW_AZERITE_ESSENCE_RANKED_RANK (New) - %s Rank %d
  • NEW_AZERITE_ESSENCE_RANKED_UNLOCKED (New) - %s Unlocked
  • NOT_ENOUGH_CURRENCY (New) - Not enough %s
  • NOT_ENOUGH_GOLD (New) - Not enough gold.
  • PET_DEFENSIVEASSIST - Defensive Assist
  • PET_MODE_DEFENSIVEASSIST - Defensive Assist
  • PET_MODE_DEFENSIVEASSIST_TOOLTIP - Pladeholder for new defensive assist Your pet will only attack enemies that attack you or your pet.
  • TOTAL_CORRUPTION_TOOLTIP_LINE (New) - Total Corruption:

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