• November 26, 2022
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Update from November 02:
The Blizzard developers have once again published an update for the official patch notes of the upcoming WoW update 9.1.5 shortly before the release. We have updated the corresponding sections and highlighted them in color.

Update from October 29:
The Blizzard developers have released an update for the official patch notes of the upcoming WoW update 9.1.5. We have updated the corresponding sections and highlighted them in color.

Original message from October 22:
Since last night, we know that WoW patch 9.1.5 will be released in our region on November 03, 2021. We can't expect too much long-term content from the interim patch, but there will be all the more small adjustments and improvements. Below we have the official German patch notes for you.

WoW: The official German patch notes for 9.1.5

  1. 1WoW Patch9.1.5: Official German Patch Notes
    1. 1.1REQUIREMENTS
    2. 1.2 ALLIEDPEOPLES
    3. 1.3 GRAPHICS
    4. 1.4CLASSES
    5. 1.5PAKTS
    6. 1.6DUNGEONSAND RAIDS
    7. 1.7INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITIONSAND WAR FRONTS
    8. 1.8ITEMSAND REWARDS
    9. 1.9KORTHIAAND THE MAW
    10. 1.10PET BATTLES
    11. 1.11PVP
    12. 1.12VOCATIONS
    13. 1.13QUESTS
    14. 1.14CARVING RUNES
    15. 1.15 THREADS OFFATE
    16. 1.16TORGHAST, TOWER OF THE DAMNED
    17. 1.17USER INTERFACEAND ACCESSIBILITY
    18. 1.18WOWCOMPANION APP

WoW Patch 9.1.5: Official German Patch Notes

SUCCESSES

  • Fixed a bug where the Flying Festivities achievement was not granted after picking up the Kranzerang toy.
  • The following changes have been made to "Mecha Success":
    • Record: Triumph of Gnomeregan - Now a guaranteed loot in the Reclamation Tower event on Hard difficulty.
    • Record: Battle of Gnomeregan - The loot rate has been increased on all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Holographic Digitizing Relay - The loot rate has been increased on all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Emergency Rocket Chicken - OOX Limpet/MG returns faster and no longer disappears if not killed at the end of the path. OOX Flintfoot/MG now has a vignette star that shows you on the mini-map when he passes by if you are eligible for loot from the OOX Avenger/MG.
    • Color Vial: Lemonade Steel - The frequency of Exothermic Vaporizer Coil has been increased. Rain duration has been decreased, but Oxidized Leech occurs significantly more often during rain (700% faster). Oxidized Leech Beast can now occur significantly more often during rain.
    • "Enough Played" and "Battle Proven" - Both quests are now offered after "Toys of Destruction" (previously 1 randomly selected).
    • "Available in Eight Colors" - This achievement is now account-wide, granting all characters on the account all color variations of Mechanocat X-995.

ALLIED RACES

  • New character customizations for High Mountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei, Nightborn, and Void Elves.
  • Lightforged draenei paladins now have a class mount of their own: the Lightforged Ruin Prancer.
  • The dungeon quests to unlock Kul Tirans, Mechagnomen, and Dark Iron Dwarves are no longer required. If you accepted the dungeon quest, you can talk to the NPC again to skip the quest.
  • Fixed a bug with the mouths on some face options for male nightborns.
  • Fixed a bug with the facial bone structure of dark iron dwarves.
  • Fixed a bug where the quest line for unlocking Orcs of Mag'har could not be completed if the character had not started the Battle for Azeroth campaign.

GRAPHICS

  • Weather effects have been added to Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

CLASSES

  • Characters who have unlocked Flying can now fly in the Shadowlands in Ghost Form.
  • The Kyrian ability Vial of Equanimity and healing potions no longer reset the timer for melee attacks.
  • Some area-of-effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead deal reduced damage starting at the 5th or 8th target. The affected abilities are listed in their respective class's area.
    • Developer Comment: With the release of Shadowlands, we reduced the maximum number of targets hit for several abilities. This was done to specifically address some gameplay issues related to attracting large numbers of enemies in dungeons. Our goal here was to reduce the effectiveness of area effects with high damage spikes against larger groups (i.e. 15-20 enemies) while increasing their effectiveness against smaller groups (e.g. 3-5 enemies). This strength should be clear from the tooltips of the respective spells. Those abilities that remained "unrestricted" generally do less damage over a longer period of time (e.g. 'Blizzard' or 'Consecration'). Among other changes, we wanted the "lure in as many enemies as possible and then use all abilities to blast them away" strategy that was prevalent in various content to take a back seat.
    • We've received lots of feedback that the fact that these abilities don't hit all enemies in their area of effect feels wrongfor WoW, and also creates a problem for trivial encounters like completing classic content. For many of the previously unrestricted abilities in Shadowlands that have been given a strict target restriction, we are changing the damage to "deals reduced damage to targets beyond 5 or 8 targets" (meaning the ability deals full damage to 5 targets and reduced damage after the 5th target). This increases the total damage of the ability with the number of targets, but decreases the damage dealt to each target. This solution allows the appropriate abilities and their respective classes to continue to serve an important niche function against small groups of 4-6 enemies.
  • DEATH KNIGHT
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now deal reduced damage after the 5th target:
      • Monstrous Limb (Necrolord Ability)
      • Frost Sickle (Frost)
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now deal reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • Sacrifice Pact
      • Consumption (Blood)
      • Bone Storm (Blood)
      • Bursting Ulcers (Unholy)
      • Reanimated Shuffler (Legendary Effect)
    • Damage from the Kyrian ability Shackles of the Unworthy has been reduced by 10%, but now spreads to nearby enemies with a 100% chance (previously 50%).
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the Kyrian ability Shackles of the Unworthy from jumping to enemies behind the Death Knight.
    • The legendary necrolord effect "Frenzy of Monstrosity" now applies its 10% damage increase to all enemies hit by "Monstrous Limb" (previously only enemies targeted by "Monstrous Limb").
    • The effect of the Night Faemonium Withering Ground has been increased by 50%.
    • The damage effect of the Venthyr medium Impenetrable Gloom has been increased by 50%.
    • UNHOLY
      • The global cooldown of the talent Unholy Attack is now reduced by tempo as intended.
    • BLOOD
      • The Consumption talent now deals 60% more damage.
      • The effect of the debilitating affliction medium has been increased by 600%.
  • DAEMON HUNTERS
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Ring Dance (Devastation)
      • Glevenorkan (Devastation)
      • Soul Splitter (Revenge)
      • Soul Bomb (Revenge) - was previously limited to 20 targets.
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now cause reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • Devil's Bombardment (Devastation)
    • The cooldown of the Venthy ability 'Sinful Brand' has been reduced to 45 sec (previously 1 min).
    • The effect of the Night Fae ability "The Hunt" can now be cancelled by player immunities.
    • The legendary Kyrian effect Blind Faith now grants 1% Versatility (previously 1% Mastery) and 10 Irascibility when a low Soul Fragment is consumed while Blind Faith is active.
    • Fixed a bug where the medium Lost in Darkness was not improved at higher medium ranks.
    • DAMAGE
      • The damage effect of the medium "Dance with Fate" has been increased by 300%.
      • Fixed a bug where Dance with Destiny medium did not increase the damage of the last hit of Death Sweep.
    • VENGEANCE
      • The demon summoned by the necrolord ability Feed the Flame no longer scales with the 50% health increase of Metamorphosis.
  • DRUIDE
    • Discovers 4 new variants of the Traveling Shape, each with 2 color versions.
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Paw Slash
      • Brutal Slashing (Savagery)
    • Sharpened Instincts medium is now categorized for all specializations (previously only Guardians).
    • The jump range of the Necrolord ability Adaptive Swarm has been increased to 50 yards (previously 25 yards), and will now jump on an allied target if it has expired on an allied target and there are no valid enemy targets within 50 yards.
    • Fixed a bug where the Sated effect of the Medium Newborn was not increased by the Epicurean folk ability when Rebirth was cast on a Pandaren.
    • WILDNESS
      • The Necrolord ability Adaptive Swarm now receives an initial duration damage bonus when used during Tiger Fury.
      • Fixed a bug where certain ranks of Carnivorous Instinct medium were not increasing auto attack damage and regular damage while the Tiger Furor damage bonus was active.
      • Fixed a bug where the Carnivorous Instinct medium was not affecting the regular damage of Slashing and Frenzied Frenzy.
    • RESTORATION
      • 'Blossom' now has a new graphic. For those who liked the previous graphic, the glyph 'Wild Mushroom' is available to take the spell for the mushroom appearance.
  • HUNTERS
    • Aquilons, corpse flies, and gromits can now be tamed as companions.
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Predator Strikes (Beast Mastery)
      • Multiple Shot (Beast Mastery and Marksmanship)
      • Explosive Shot (Marksmanship)
      • Dismember (Survival)
      • Slaughter (survival)
      • Ignition (legendary effect)
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • Barrage (Beast Mastery and Marksmanship)
    • Revive Beast spell time has been reduced to 3 sec (previously 4 sec).
    • Ice Cold Trap now removes active debuff effects of The Birds on the target when triggered.
    • The necrolord ability Death Shakram now also increases the physical damage done by you and your companions to hit targets by 10% for 10 sec.
    • The Venthy ability "Shin Shot" now deals an additional damage hit when used. This damage also has a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Deadly Shot (increased by Empowered Launch Medium).
    • ANIMAL DOMINATION
      • The tooltip of Wrath of the Wild Animal has been updated to better describe its function. No functional changes have been made to Wrath of the Wild Animal.
    • HIT
      • Fixed a bug that caused the Sniper's Advantage medium to remove stealth from targets when using Hunter's Mark.
      • Fixed a bug where a player's Advantage of the Sniper medium was removed from targets when another hunter used Mark of the Hunter with the Advantage of the Sniper medium.
    • SURVIVAL
      • Fixed a bug where Coordinated Attack required your hunter companion to be in the field of view.
      • Fixed a bug where the Steel Trap talent would not activate if the hunter did not have the trap in sight when setting it up.
      • Fixed a bug where the Chakram and Barrel Fire Bomb talents could damage targets that were immune to area damage.
  • MAGIC
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Glacial Fragments (Legendary Effect)
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • Arcane Echo (Arcane)
      • Frozen Sphere (Frost)
    • The effect of the Necrolord Medium "Gift of the Lich" has been increased by 100%.
    • FROST
      • The damage of Icicle has been increased by 12%.
      • Frostbolt damage increased by 8%.
      • Hail damage increased by 10%.
      • Fixed a bug where the Frostbolt from the Necrolord ability Deathborn could mistakenly target enemies affected by cancelable loss of control effects.
  • MÖNCH
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and now cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Whirling Crane Kick
      • Rushing Jade Wind (Brewmaster)
      • Fury Fists (Wind Runner)
      • Whirling Jade Wind (Wind Runner)
    • The talent Chistoß now causes reduced healing starting at the 6th target.
      • Developer's comment: This spell previously used a complicated invisible area heal limit. We now replaced it with a clearer one, where the amount of healing for each target decreases after the 6th target healed.
    • The Fallen Order Venthy ability now causes an equal amount of adepts of the secondary specialization to appear (previously random). Adepts now cast Mystic Touch on their targets.
      • Oxadepts now cast Brew of the Fallen on the Monk after appearing, giving the Monk an absorption shield equal to 10% of its maximum health for 8 sec.
      • The Tigeradept's Tiger Claw damage has been increased by 200%.
      • Tigeradepts now use Whirling Crane Kick when at least 1 enemy is in range.
      • While Tigeradepts are active, the Monk and his allies gain 5% movement speed, which stacks with other effects that increase movement speed, such as the Monk's Wind Run.
    • The effect of the night fae medium "Way of the Fae" has been increased by 100%.
    • BROOMMASTER
      • The Special Delivery talent now deals 100% more damage.
      • The Oxadept's Fire Ember damage reduction from the Fallen Order Venthy skill now stacks with your Fire Ember damage reduction.
      • Craneadepts of the Fallen Order Venthy ability now heal the Monk first and then other allied targets.
    • MISTWORKS
      • Cloaking Mist from Crane Adepts of the Fallen Order Venthy skill no longer receives cooldown reduction from the Monk's speed.
      • Crane adepts of the Fallen Order Venthy skill now cast Enveloping Mist twice when summoned.
      • Fixed a bug where Damage Diversion would heal the caster twice while channeling Calming Mist on themselves.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Magnificent Mist medium from increasing the healing of Necrolord ability Bone Dust Brew's Mist Surge.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Damage Diversion to trigger Mastery: Mist Surge twice when cast during Calming Mist.
      • Fixed a bug where Renewing Mist could mistakenly reset the auto attack timer.
    • WIND RUNNERS
      • Whirling Crane Kick (Rank 2) now increases the damage of Whirling Crane Kick by 18% (previously 15%) for every single target hit with Blackout Kick, Tiger Claw, or Rising Sun Kick in the last 20 sec. Stackable up to 5 times (previously 6 times).
      • Attacks from Tigeradepts of the Fallen Order Venthy ability now count towards your bonus for recent Whirling Crane Kick targets.
      • Crane adepts of the Fallen Order Venthy ability now heal the Monk first and then other allied targets.
      • The legendary effect "Jaws of Heaven" now increases the critical strike chance of the necrolord ability "Bone Dust Brew" as intended.
  • PALADIN
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead deal reduced damage after the 5th target:
      • Divine Storm (Retribution)
    • The necrolord ability Hammer of the Vanquisher now increases the effectiveness of the free ability that consumes Holy Power by 25%.
    • The damage effect of Righteous Might Necrolord Medium has been increased by 400% and the healing effect has been reduced by 50%.
    • Blessing of Seasons (Night Fae Ability): Blessing of Spring now increases healing caused by 15% (previously 10%) and healing received by 30% (previously 20%). Blessing of Winter now reduces the enemy target's attack and movement speed by 5% per stack (previously 3%) and its damage has been increased by 40%.
    • HOLY
      • Fixed a bug where the talent Grant Confidence reset the timer for melee attacks when cast.
  • PRIEST
    • The damage and healing effect of the necrolord medium Festering Transfusion has been increased by 100%.
    • The talents Divine Star and Radiant Wreath now cause reduced healing starting at the 6th target.
      • Developer comment: These spells previously used a complicated invisible area heal limit. We are now replacing it with a clearer one where the amount of healing for each target decreases after the 6th target healed.
    • The healing of the Radiant Wreath talent has been reduced by 20%.
      • Developer comment: in conjunction with the above change, this still results in an increase in healing for many targets.
    • The healing limit for the Divine Star talent now applies regardless of whether he moves forward or back.
    • DISCIPLINE
      • The damage of the Divine Star talent has been increased by 40%.
      • The healing of the talent Remorse has been increased by 15%.
      • The healing of the talent Shadow Covenant has been increased by 10%, the mana cost has been reduced by 10%, and the duration has been reduced to 7 sec (previously 9 sec).
    • HOLY
      • The damage of the talent Divine Star has been increased by 40%.
    • SHADOW
      • The duration of Descent into Madness has been increased to 30 sec (previously 25 sec).
      • The talent Psychic Link deals 60% of the damage of Mind Blast (previously 50%).
  • CASTLE
    • The following area-of-effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage after the 5th target:
      • Secret Technique (Deception)
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • Dagger Fan (Assassination)
      • Blood Red Storm (Assassination)
      • Black Powder (Deception)
      • Shuriken Storm (Deception)
    • The legendary effect Toxic Offensive has been slightly revised: When 'Sepsis' expires on your target, you gain two of the following effects for 10 sec: 'Shadow Blades', 'Adrenaline Rush', or Vendetta applies to your current target. The bonuses awarded are always those that are not available to your specialization. For example, an Assassin Rogue will receive Adrenaline Rush and Shadow Blades.
    • Fixed a bug where Shadow Blades caused by the Toxic Offensive legendary effect did not affect certain abilities of secondary specializations.
    • The effect of the night faemon Septic Shock has been increased by 50%.
    • DISTRACTION
      • Fixed a bug where the Venthy ability Flagellation always scored critical hits when combined with Symbols of Death.
    • LAWLESSNESS
      • The first hit with the Dread Blades talent deals 26% more damage and now immediately fills your combo points alongside the current effects.
  • SHAMANE
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Eye of the Storm Elemental (Elemental)
    • The effect of the Kyrian medium Elysian Lament has been increased by 50%.
    • RESTORATION
      • The tooltip of the Spirit Link Totem has been updated to better describe its function. No functional changes have been made to the Spirit Connection Totem.
  • WITCH MASTER
    • The following area-of-effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • 'Devil's Storm' of the Devil's Watch (Demonology).
    • The size of the cloud of chaotic anima created by the Venthy ability 'Impending Catastrophe' has been increased by 60%. It now deals a portion of the regular damage on hit and more accurately imbues enemy targets with the effect.
    • The cast time of the Necrolord ability Decimation Bolt has been reduced to 2 sec (previously 2.5 sec).
    • The direct and regular damage of the Kyrian ability Scourging Obolus has been increased by 20% and the cast time has been reduced to 1.5 sec (previously 2 sec).
    • The critical strike chance bonus of the legendary Kyrian effect Daring Soul Remnants has been increased to 45% (previously 40%) and now grants the Warlock a 33% buff to movement speed and a 15% critical strike chance increase when the Kyrian ability Scourging Obolus expires.
    • The legendary effect of the Night Fae's Rotting Sack of Souls no longer stacks when targeting enemies that are immune to the damage.
    • Demonology
      • The Nether Portal talent cooldown has been reduced to 2.5 minutes (previously 3 minutes).
  • WARRIOR
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 5th target:
      • Whirlwind
      • Cleave (Weapons)
      • Devastator (Weapons)
      • Dread Blows (Weapons)
      • Devastator (Protection)
    • The following area effect abilities no longer have a target limit and instead cause reduced damage starting at the 8th target:
      • Blade Storm (Weapons and Furor)
    • The effect of the Venthyr Medium "Horrific Punishment" has been increased by 50%.
    • The cooldown of the talent Impending Victory has been reduced to 25 sec (previously 30 sec) and now heals for 40% of your maximum health (previously 30%).
    • WEAPONS
      • The effect of the medium Merciless Bone Grinder has been increased by 100%.
      • The Warbreaker talent now extends the duration of Colossal Smash when caused by the legendary effect Enduring Blow.
    • FUROR
      • The medium of Slaughter has been increased by 50%.
      • Damage from automatic attacks has been increased by 43%.
    • PROTECTION
      • The legendary Venthyre effect "Sinful Surge" now extends the duration of the talent "Avatar" by 2.5 sec. when using the Venthyre ability "Condemn" (previously the duration of "Last Stand" was extended by 3 sec.).

PAKTS

  • Players who reach fame level 80 for their pact can freely switch between the four pacts without cooldown or other restrictions. Additionally, cosmetic rewards from a pact that has reached fame level 80 can be used regardless of whether the character currently belongs to that pact. Switching between pacts and using cosmetic rewards also applies to secondary characters once a character reaches the fame threshold. For example, a player with a Night Faedruid at fame level 80 can use appropriate post-fae cosmetic rewards on a rogue, even if the rogue belongs to the Necrolords.
  • Media energy has been removed - media can be freely traded without restriction.
  • Reaching Ruhum level 80 no longer requires completion of the Shadowlands Covenant Campaign.
  • When you unlock your third Soul Tape for any character, secondary characters in the same Pact can start a quest that also immediately unlocks their second and third Soul Tapes.
  • There are new pact toys to discover.
  • NACHTFAE
    • There are new soul shapes to collect.
    • New Small Animal Shapes - Because they are so tiny, they can only be used in rest areas.
    • You have the option to change your shape to random ones of your collected soul and small animal shapes.
  • SANCTUARY
    • ADVENTURE
      • Maw missions unlocked at the adventurer max level appear more frequently and have fewer requirements.
    • ANIMAL LEADERS
      • Reinforcements now persist after the daily reset and function as a buff in all non-instanced zones in Shadowlands.
      • Players who have built and upgraded their pact's Animal Riders will now receive Grateful Gifts from all pact summons based on their Animal Rider's highest level.
      • Anima can now be routed to all unlocked locations daily (previously one per day).
    • RELEASED SOULS
      • All players will now see the weekly Return of Lost Souls quest in the 20 Redeemed Souls version, regardless of their Fame level.
      • A repeatable quest has been added with 20 additional redeemed souls to collect. This should help players advance their pact tanking faster.
      • Saving souls in Torghast, the Tower of the Damned, now counts towards Return of Lost Souls.
    • TRANSPORTATION NETWORK
      • The Oribos Portal arrival point has been moved to a new location in Oribos.
    • KYRIANS: PATH OF ASCENT
      • It no longer costs anything to begin the Path of Ascension. Medallions of Service are now only used for crafting in the Path of Ascension.
      • A basic 20% buff, Progressive Power, has been activated for all Soul Bands on the Path of Ascension. This buff is enabled by default, but can be turned off via the Progressive Power charcoal pan in the arena.
      • The loot rate for all crafting materials for the Path of Ascension has been increased by 10%.
      • Soul Mirror shards can now be captured by Mawbound Kyrians in the Maw.
    • NIGHTFAE: THE QUEEN'S CONSERVATORY
      • All seeds are now stackable up to 200 times (previously 20 times).
      • All locations that previously granted uncommon seeds now grant rare seeds.
    • SOUL BAND
      • NEKROLORDS
        • Warlocks can no longer Soulstone players with Bonesmith Heirmir's Forgeborn Reveries effect.
      • VENTHYR
        • General Draven's Battlefield Presence no longer counts nearby cloaked enemies.
    • VENTHYR: GLOW YARD
      • Players can now use their influence with guests to help their friends or side characters.
        • Once you complete the "Best Friend" quest for a guest, that guest will grant a quest in the Gluthof scenario to all players who come to visit.
        • These "Friend of a Friend" quests unlock a permanent 30% increase in friendship with that guest. So invite a player or two to the Ember Courtyard and introduce them to people to make friends faster.
        • Secondary characters on your account will also be able to access these quests in their own glowyard scenario. Rumors spread quickly through the court!
      • Temel now sells a new favor item: the Festive Hat of the Festive Herald.
        • This account-bound item can be sent to secondary characters and permanently increases reputation gains in the Ember Courtyard by 30% for each character that uses it.
        • This item also gives Temel a new, fancier hat. You can ask him to put the hat on you in the scenario.
      • You will now need to confirm if you are waiting for a scenario and one of your current guests has not accepted your invitation (and therefore will not be there when you start the scenario).

DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

  • TIME WALKS
    • NEW: LEGION TIME WALKS
      • When introduced, this event will be active for two weeks and then change to the usual one week duration as part of other bonus events.
      • Time Wandering Dungeons: Raven's Weir, Eye of Azshara, Sinister Heart Thicket, Guardian Dungeon, Neltharion's Hoard, and Court of Stars.
      • TIME TRAVEL TO THE MAGE TOWER
        • Legion Time Walks offer a wondrous opportunity to relive heroic moments of the past: Azeroth's champions will be able to enter the Mage Tower once again. For the duration of the Legion Time Walks, you can try your hand at the original seven different challenges (grouped by the role of your specialization) over and over again.
        • Each challenge involves a series of one-on-one encounters that must be survived to earn rewards. For Legion Time Walks, you don't need an artifact to do this, and you don't even need to have played Legion.
        • You will now receive a Legion-themed armor set for your class for successfully completing a Mage Tower challenge. There is also a new achievement for the most versatile champions of Kirin Tor. Players who complete all seven challenges with different characters on their Battle.net account will receive a unique flying mount: the Sailing Magic Foliant. In addition, Guardian Druids will also receive a new Devil version of the Werebear creature for completing the Return of the Highlord challenge in the Legion Time Migration.
    • The schedule of weekly bonus events has been adjusted, and Timewalk dungeons now open every three weeks (previously alternating between every third week and every fourth week).
    • Defeating raid bosses in timewalks now counts towards the weekly timewalk quests "A Burning Path Through Time," "A Frozen Path Through Time," and "A Ravaged Path Through Time."
    • Timewalking merchants are now displayed on the mini-map in their respective zones.
    • The list of available dungeons during time-walking events has been adjusted:
      • THE BURNING CRUSADE
        • NEW
          • Blood Cauldron
          • The Botanica
          • The Deep Swamp
        • REMOVED
          • The Arkatraz
          • The Black Morass
          • The slave quarters
      • WRATH OF THE LICH KING
        • NEW
          • Azjol-Nerub
          • The soul forge
          • Utgarde Castle
        • REMOVED
          • Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
          • The Pit of Saron
          • Utgarde Tower
      • CATACLYSM
        • NEW
          • Blackrock Caves
        • REMOVED
          • Grim Batol
      • MISTS OF PANDARIA.
        • NEW
          • Scholomance
        • REMOVED
          • Siege of the Niuzao Temple
      • WARLORDS OF DRAENOR
        • NEW
          • Grimmgleisdepot
        • REMOVED
          • Iron Docks
  • ANACHRONISTIC KEYSTONES
    • As long as Legion Time Walks are active, players can speak with Ta'hsup in Oribos to obtain an anachronistic keystone that grants access to Mythic+ difficulty at the maximum level for the 6 Legion dungeons.
    • Legion dungeons on Mythic+ difficulty entered this way have their own affixes, yield loot of the same item level as in Mythic+ difficulty dungeons in Shadowlands, and count towards weekly reward options in the Great Treasury.
      • Items obtained in Legion dungeons on Mythic+ difficulty can be upgraded with Valor points, but will not appear in the Grand Treasury.
    • New Affix Hellish - Hellish Fanals can be found near some bosses. When a Fanal is activated or combat is initiated with a nearby boss, it triggers a Legion invasion. Available from an anachronistic keystone level 10 in Legion.
  • MYTHIC+
    • Starting now, the best players on Mythic+ per region and per faction will receive a special title for Keystone Season. The title for Season 2 is Tormented Hero.
    • AFFIXE
      • Incite now has a duration of 20 sec (previously permanent).
      • Necrotic Wound now has a duration of 6 sec (previously 9 sec).
      • Enrage's damage bonus is now 50% (previously 75%).
      • Healing specializations can now choose the anima bonus of the affix Tormented, Tiny Dancing Shoes as intended.
  • CLASSIC RAIDS
    • The following encounters have been adjusted to be less challenging:
      • ANTORUS, THE BURNING THRONE
        • The Antorian High Command
        • Eonar the Lifebinder
        • Varimathras
        • Circle of Shivarra
        • Aggramar
      • TOMB OF SARGERAS
        • The desolate host
        • Fallen Avatar
        • Kil'jaeden
      • THE NIGHT FORTRESS
        • Gul'dan
      • TEST OF VALOR
        • Helya
  • All cooldowns of 2 minutes or more are now reset to Mythic+ at the end of raid encounters or at the start of a dungeon (previously 3 minutes or more). This does not apply to Shaman's Reincarnation or Warlock's Ritual of Doom.
  • Classic loot mode is now active for Battle for Azeroth raids and dungeons. These encounters now drop a fixed amount of class-independent loot regardless of party size.
  • The ability to enter the queue for a random dungeon for all expansions in the Time Walk campaign is now available after 5 minutes in the queue (previously 15 minutes).

INSEXPEDITIONS AND WARFRONTS

  • You can now embark on a Normal, Heroic, or Mythic Island Expedition alone or with a party of up to three players. Talk to Captain Rez'okun in Dazar'alor (Horde) or Finn Schoenwind in Boralus (Alliance) to start your journey alone!
  • The number of players for normal warfronts in Battle for Stromgarde and Battle for the Dark Coast has been reduced to 5 (previously 15).

ITEMS AND REWARDS

  • Players now only need to complete the Storm the Tomb achievement on one character per account to begin the class quests for mounts in Legion on the Devastated Coast. However, each character must still complete the Order Hall campaign and quests and recruit the final champion for the Order Hall.
  • Show off your complete transmogrification set in chat or online by simply linking it from the fitting room. Players can hover over the items to see how they can be obtained, if they already own them, or if the template is available to the viewing character.
  • Cosmetic item transmogrification templates are now learned when the item is used.
  • Heirloom scout cards, which instantly explore all areas and grant your secondary character all viable flight paths, are now available for all expansions (previously only available for Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms).
  • Shards of Domination are now dropped more often.
  • Significantly increased the amount of Soul Embers granted on levels 8-12, attacks on the Maw, the Tormentor of Torghast event, and Command Table missions.
  • Duchess Mynx in Korthia now sells versions of Korthian gear that create a piece of equipment for specific slots.
  • Acquisitor Ta'gosh in the Hall of Curiosities of Oribos now sells a Gate Control Shard that you can use to activate the next Demonic Gate.
    • Developer comment: Demonic gates are sometimes difficult to click in the thick of battle of a boss encounter and other high-pressure situations. To counter potential frustration when you fail to use the gate in time, we created the Gate Control Shard, which can be used to activate demonic gates as an alternative to clicking or using macros.
  • Au'Dara the Heirloom Middleman next to the Flight Master in Oribos sells the following account-bound items:
    • Armor Protection for Eternal Heirlooms and Weapon Sheath for Eternal Heirlooms- A new rank for heirlooms has been added and all heirlooms are now usable in Shadowlands.
    • Medium Mark of Distinction - Characters who reach fame level 80 can purchase this item for a secondary character to immediately bring them to fame level 40. Above Fame level 40, the item cannot be used.
    • Traveler's Anima Chest - This can be used to bring anima to new pacts or send it to secondary characters.
    • Brave Equipment Chest - Contains 1 piece of equipment at item level 210, Mythic 0. The chest can only be purchased with Bravery points by a character who has a Mythic+ rating of at least 1,500.
    • Unleashed Gear Chest - Contains 1 piece of gear from unrated PvP at item level 220. Chest can only be purchased with Conquest Points by a character who has a rating of at least 1,600 in any PvP area.
    • Time-Bound Ponder - Sets an adventurer's level to 30. Requires a level 40 or higher adventure. Cannot be used on level 30 or higher adventures.
  • 6 new pairs of cosmetic boots are available in the world event The Great Style Check. These new boots provide a unique look for races that do not normally wear shoes, and can be purchased with tokens from the Great Stylecheck.
  • Fixed a bug where Feasts of Greedy Indulgence and Surprisingly Edible Feasts could not be eaten in Timewalking Dungeons.
  • Newly created characters now start with new armor. The old armor will be available in an upcoming update.
    • Pandaren, Goblins, Worgen, Allied Races, Death Knights, Demon Hunters, and Monks retain their original specific armor.

KORTHIA AND THE MAW

  • Players will be able to unlock additional fast travel options from Ve'nari's Refuge to Damnation Fortress and Desmotaeron within the Maw.
  • Completing quests for Archivist Roh-Suir grants access to an anima ladder in Korthia, through which anima can be dropped off directly.
  • The mini-map of Oribos now shows the portal to Korthia.
  • CALL TO THE ARCHIVIST CODEX
    • Investigation reports (item upgrades) and treatises (bonus loot in 9.0 content) can now be purchased for the entire account when a character on the account has reached the required reputation level.
    • Players at reputation level 6 can now purchase the "Investigation Report: Relic Investigation Techniques" item, a new account-bound item that they can send to a secondary character to increase reputation by 50% through relics and relic fragments.
    • The "Relic Efficiency" quest at reputation level 4 now also increases the average amount of relics that show up as bonus loot from rare enemies and treasures, as well as how many relics show up in daily quests or in weekly reward chests. This is in addition to the current reward with a 20% chance of receiving double the normal amount of relic fragments from rare enemies and treasures.
    • Two new quests have been added: "Tracking Relics" at reputation level 3, where the bonus starts with an initial 10% chance of double relic fragments, and "Relic Hunter" at reputation level 5, where the chance of double relics is eventually increased to 40%. Both quests also increase the average amount of relics that show up as bonus loot, in daily quests, or in weekly reward chests.
    • Rare enemies in Korthia can now also drop relics on repeated kills (previously there was a daily lock on the chance of getting relics).
    • More enemies with relics can be found in Korthia with the All-Seeing Crystal.
    • A trained Gromit will now find more relic stashes.
      • CRACKS OF KORTHIA
        • A new weekly quest, "Lost Research," will become available for characters at reputation level 4 with the Archivist Codex or for secondary characters with a character at reputation level 4 in their account. This new quest takes players into the Rift of Korthia and rewards them with a large amount of reputation with the Archivist Codex and cataloged research.
        • Enemies in Rifts of Korthia will now drop stolen relic fragments, with a chance at relics.

PET FIGHTS

  • Flawless and Family-specific Combat Practice Stones now provide a flat 2,000 experience (previously the amount required for a level).
  • Devil Touched Combat Training Stones now provide a flat 10,000 experience (previously the amount required for five levels).
  • Ultimate battle practice stones now cost 35 polished pet luck charms (previously 60).
  • Fighting wild animals with a team of pets at a comparable level now provides double the experience. Pets on your team qualify for this bonus if no pet on your team is more than two levels above a pet on the wild pet team.
  • The experience penalty for a pet dying has been reduced to 50% (previously 100%). Pets still need to be active for at least one round to gain experience in a fight.
  • Total pet experience earned in battles is increased by 50%.
    • To compensate for this, the buff for the Bonus Event: Pet Battles 'Sign of the Paw' has been reduced to 100% (previously 200%). In total, the pet experience gained in the Bonus Event: Pet Battles remains unchanged compared to the current values.

PVP

  • Low item level PvP gear now scales to a higher item level in PvP situations. This should mitigate the power imbalance somewhat, allowing new characters to feel like they can keep up on Battlegrounds and in arenas. This adjustment does not affect higher item level PvP gear.
  • Additional PvP ranks and item level ranks have been added to provide a more detailed path for players moving up ranks.

New scoring / Ranks in rated PvP / Item level / GsST in PvP

  • - / Rank 1 Unrated / 220 / 233
  • 1.000 / Rank 2 Fighter I / 226 / 239
  • 1.200 / Rank 3 Fighter II / 229 / 242
  • 1.400 / rank 4 challenger I / 233 / 246
  • 1.600 / rank 5 challenger II / 236 / 249
  • 1.800 / rank 6 Rival I / 239 / 252
  • 1,950 / rank 7 Rival II / 242 / 255
  • 2.100 / rank 8 Duelist / 246 / 259
  • 2,400 / Rank 9 Elite / 249 / 259

Unranked PvP steps / Item level / GsST in PvP

  • Merchant / 177 / 213
  • Step 1 / 184 / 216
  • Step 2 / 190 / 220
  • Step 3 (Fame 44) / 197 / 223
  • Step 4 / 203 / 226
  • Step 5 (fame 59) / 210 / 229
  • Step 6 / 216 / 233

  • The honor cost for upgrading unvalued equipment has been reduced by approximately 25%. The conquest point cost for upgrading rated equipment has been adjusted to apply to all new ranks.
  • The following toys can now no longer be used on Battlegrounds and in Arenas:
    • Participant Costume
    • Faeharfe
    • Piccolo of Flaming Fire
  • The loss of control effect of the Pandaren ability Quivering Palm is now also broken by absorbed damage.
  • BATTLEFIELDS AND SCUFFLES
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the Horde from winning the Isle of Conquest with reinforcements by destroying an Alliance Gate.
    • Fixed a bug in the Temple of Hotmogu that prevented the Orb of Power from reappearing when given to a player with active immunity.
  • PAKTS
    • The Fleshforming necrolord ability now grants an absorption shield equal to 30% of maximum health in PvP (previously 40%).
    • When combat begins on the battlefield or in the arena, any Fleshforming absorption value that exceeds 30% of maximum health will be reduced to 30% of maximum health.
  • DEATH KNIGHT
    • Death Mantle damage has been increased by 30% in PvP.
    • The necrolord ability Monstrous Limb no longer interrupts channeled Death Knight abilities and no longer draws in cloaked enemies.
    • FROST
      • Frost Strike damage increased by 30% in PvP.
    • UNHOLY
      • Virulent Plague damage increased by 30% in PvP.
  • DRUIDE
    • The PvP talent Thorns no longer reflects damage to enemies further than 10 meters away.
    • The bonus of the Necrolord ability Adaptive Swarm to regular healing effects has been reduced to 20% in PvP (previously 25%).
    • WILDNESS
      • The PvP talent Strength of the Wild now increases the critical effect chance of the direct heal Regrowth on allies by 30% (previously 100%).
    • GUARDIAN
      • The radius of the PvP talent Grove Protection has been significantly increased.
    • RESTORATION
      • The PvP talent Guardian of the Grove now protects the Druid from all damage while Serenity is channeled (previously, this did not interrupt Serenity).
      • The healing bonus of the Herbal Restoration medium on Rapid Healing has been reduced by 50% in PvP.
  • HUNTERS
    • Heal Beast can no longer be removed from abilities that banish magic effects.
    • Fixed a bug where hunters could capture flags on battlegrounds while playing dead.
    • Fixed a bug where playing dead with the legendary effect 'Cowardly Stratagem' did not remove 'The Birds' for the dead fighter.
    • ANIMAL DOMINATION
      • 'Wrath of the Wild Animal' increases damage dealt in PvP by 20% (previously 25%).
      • Fixed a bug where the cooldown of the exotic ability Ground Attack was unintentionally reduced by the PvP talent Allied Animals.
    • ACCURACY
      • Arcane Shot now deals 30% additional damage in PvP (previously 20%).
      • Aimed Shot now deals 15% additional damage in PvP (previously 10%).
      • Rapid Fire now deals 10% additional damage in PvP.
  • MAGIC
    • The shields of the legendary effect "Triune Spell Protection" are now 35% effective in PvP (previously 50%).
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Mana Gems from being used in rated Battlegrounds and rated Arenas.
    • ARKAN
      • Arcane Power can no longer be banned.
        • Developer Comment: In 9.1.5, Arcane Might, Icy Veins, Sinister Soul: Misery, and Sinister Soul: Instability will no longer be banishable. Many similar buffs (such as Wrathful Retribution) can already be unbanned, but those of mages and warlocks could still be removed due to the fantasy nature of their direct magic. However, we find that the intended effect and game dynamics of these abilities are weakened if their effects are banned often.
          We are intentionally excluding 'Incinerate' from this change due to balance concerns, but this decision may change in a future patch.
    • FIRE
      • Fixed a bug where a mage's Ignite effect spread by Phoenix Flames could hit a rogue affected by Cloak of Shadows.
      • Fixed a bug where the PvP talent "Ring of Fire" would sometimes not affect targets that passed it.
    • FROST
      • 'Icy Veins' can no longer be banned.
  • MÖNCH
    • The necrolord ability "Bone Dust Brew" now deals 33% less damage in PvP.
    • WIND RUNNER
      • Triggering the talent "Chi-ji's Dance" will cause your next Whirling Crane Kick to deal 150% damage in PvP (previously 200%).
      • Fixed a bug that prevented the PvP talent Wind Wake from being applied to allies as intended.
  • PALADIN
    • Auras are no longer removed when exiting battlegrounds or arenas.
  • PRIEST
    • HEAL
      • Heal is now increased by 35% in PvP (previously 20%).
      • Lightning Heal is now increased by 30% in PvP (previously 15%).
      • Renewal healing is now increased by 15% in PvP.
  • CASTLE
    • DISTRACTION
      • Fixed a bug where the target of the Shadowy Duel PvP talent would become invisible if the rogue was under the effect of a paladin's Blessing of Protection at the start of the duel.
  • SHIELD
    • The Earth Shield effect of the PvP talent Unleash Shield now immobilizes targets for 4 sec (previously 3 sec), and the Lightning Bolt Shield effect now knocks enemies back 33% further.
  • WITCH MASTER
    • The damage bonus from the Necrolord ability Decimate Bolt for Demon Bolt, Shadow Bolt, or Incinerate can no longer be dispelled.
    • CRIME
      • The PvP talent Death Bolt now deals 50% of the remaining regular damage (previously 40%) and can no longer deal critical hits. Also, the spell now reaches the target faster.
      • The duration of the PvP talent "Quick Contagion" is now 20 seconds (previously 15 seconds).
      • The Dark Soul: Misery talent can no longer be banned.
      • Developer Comment: In 9.1.5, Arcane Power, Icy Veins, Sinister Soul: Misery, and Sinister Soul: Instability will no longer be banishable. Many similar buffs (such as Wrathful Retribution) can already be unbanned, but those of mages and warlocks could still be removed due to the fantasy nature of their direct magic. However, we find that the intended effect and game dynamics of these abilities are weakened if their effects are banished often.
    • DESTRUCTION
      • The PvP talent Devil's Shackles has been slightly reworked: The target is no longer pinned and damage is no longer split between companions and guards.
      • The Dark Soul: Instability talent can no longer be banned.
  • WARRIOR
    • The damage bonus on critical hits with the legendary Kyrian effect Elysian Power has been reduced to 15% in PvP (previously 25%).

OCCUPATIONS

  • The yield of ores in all zones, including elethium ore, has been increased by 20%.
  • The loot rate of Horned Bellows and Heavy Horned Bellows has been increased by 20%.
  • The loot rate of Jeweler's Essence has been increased by 10%.
  • Lightless Silk loot rate increased by 20%.

QUESTS

  • Fixed a bug where Chief Murgut did not appear during the quest "King of Rotten Claws".
  • Secondary characters on an account can now skip the introductory quest line in Shadowlands that takes place in the Maw by speaking with High Inquisitor Whitestring or Nazgrim after accepting the quest "Shadowlands: An Icy Summons." Please note: To skip, you must be logged in with a level 60 character who has completed the Maw Introduction.
    • For those who have already started the introductory quest line in Shadowlands: Jaina Splendor Sea in the cave in Desolate Rest will allow you to skip the rest of the introduction if you have completed the "Escape from Darkness" quest and before you leave the cave.

RUNECRAFTING

  • The Runecutter will now offer to destroy an existing legendary item to recover all of the Soul Ash or Soul Embers that were required to craft it.
  • The loot rates of legendary effects in dungeons have been set to 100% for all difficulty levels.

THREADS OF FATE

  • Tal-Inara now offers a daily quest for Torghast, Tower of the Damned, for experience and Soul Ash.
  • Tal-Inara now offers a daily quest for PvP Battlegrounds for experience and equipment.
  • Threads of Destiny bonus objectives are now significantly shorter and reward you with glory.
  • Threads of Destiny area objectives now reward you with gear at higher item levels and anima.

TORGHAST, TOWER OF THE DAMNED

  • Repeated completion of corridors now grants the full amount of Soul Ash (previously 20% after the first completion).
  • Repeated completion of corridors now grants the full amount of Soul Embers (previously no Soul Embers after first completion).
  • ANIMABONI
    • DEATH KNIGHT
      • Fixed a bug where 'Rune Hunter' was triggering too often.
    • HUNTERS
      • Petrified Pet Food damage now increases with each stack of the anima bonus as intended.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • Updated the requirements for joining the newbie mentor system. Players can now join after completing 3,000 quests and reaching the maximum level.
  • Improved compatibility with gamepads and support for touchpad and gyro.
  • Mythic+ and PvP scores can now be shared via chat with Shift + left click.
  • Item upgrade interface has been reworked.
  • Gold, silver, and copper coins now have new icons.
  • The unread post icon on the character selection screen is back.
  • IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE DUNGEON BROWSER
    • Accounts now require a Battle.net Authenticator to enter custom text when registering a group for dungeons, raids, or rated PvP. All players can still search and join others' groups.
      • Developer comment: A dungeon browser full of ads bugs us as much as it bugs you. One challenge we've faced in reducing these ads is that they are often posted by hacked or other expendable accounts, so in-game message penalties are not an effective deterrent. And relying on notifications still means that some players will be annoyed by spam before it is reported. Battle.net Authenticator is available for mobile devices and provides an easy and convenient way to secure your World of Warcraft account. If for some reason you don't want to use it, you can still register groups whose description will be automatically generated (based on the raid name and difficulty level selected in drop-down menus or based on the mythical keystone in your pockets). Our goal is to clean up the dungeon browser without restricting normal players too much.
    • You can now search by a range of numbers (searching for "5-9", for example, will find keystones from levels 5 to 9).
    • Dungeon browser information is automatically generated based on the creator's keystone. The information can still be entered manually.
    • Group creators can now require a minimum Mythic+ or PvP rating from applicants.
    • Group creators can now select a playstyle to set expectations for the group.
    • PvP rating is now displayed when browsing rated PvP entries and in the applicant window.
    • Group creators can now browse the directories.
    • PvP categories now pull the player's PvP item level instead of the common item level.
  • IMPROVED FEEDBACK FOR CHAT MESSAGES
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