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7.1.5 PvP Updates: Revamped Blade's Edge Arena and Mists PvP Armor Ensembles
2016/12/22 at 12:03 PM
Today we're highlighting some of the PvP-related updates coming in 7.1.5: the Blade's Edge Arena revamp and transmog ensembles for Mists of Pandaria armor.
Edit: while the holidays are coming up and more
7.1.5 updates are on the way
, 7.1.5 is available for
7.1.5 Class Updates: Unholy Death Knights and Marksmanship Hunters
2016/12/21 at 10:09 PM
Several class updates were posted in response to 7.1.5 feedback including Unholy Death Knights and Marksmanship Hunters. Note that while the term "hotfix" is used this doesn't mean it's a live hotfix visible in 7.1--it means that updates are being made to the PTR outside of formal builds with datamining.
7.1.5 PTR: Compilation of All Class Changes From All Builds
2016/12/18 at 6:45 PM
The 7.1.5 PTR has been active for many weeks now, and a popular request we've gotten at Wowhead is to present an overview of the class changes from Patch 7.1 to 7.1.5, aka "unofficial patch notes." Every week Wowhead posts a list of the datamined changes from each 7.1.5 PTR update, but some players would also like to see the changes from the past few months to get an overall sense of how the classes evolve.
We've gone through the spell data from the last five builds and organized all the changes by spec, noting multiple changes to a spell if it was modified several weeks in a row. Not interested in a particular class? Just click the toggle button to hide that class and jump to the next section.
Notes for each specific build can be found here:
. On each spell page there is a
tab; this allows you to see the complete history for a spell.
We've also made a similar post compiling all of the
new and changed legendary armor in 7.1.5
Blizzard Posts for Dec 15th: Brawler's Guild, Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, Prestige Bug
2016/12/15 at 12:55 PM
For today's Blizzard post roundup, there are official previews of 7.1.5 Brawler's Guild and Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, as well as a post clarifying a bug with Prestige in Season 2.
Brawler's Guild will have many new bosses like
, Rumble Fights everyone in the queue can participate in, and new rewards like
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking will be available for level 91+ players and reward items like
Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade
Wowhead previewed these events on the PTR several weeks ago; check out our own
for more details and data.
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7.1.5 PTR: Build 23244 Spell and Legendary Updates
2016/12/14 at 7:54 PM
A new PTR build is here with spell and legendary proc updates!
Many legendaries were buffed or nerfed
; Blizzard explained that the goal was to nerf the power of legendaries that were strong in all situations. We also have a brand new datamining format for legendary procs and stats, we hope you like it! We have also updated our
7.1.5 Legendary Guide
with a compilation of all the changes from past builds so you can see how things overall change from live to PTR.
More specs received Aura Damage updates including +12% to Retribution Paladin, 3% to Unholy Death Knight, 4% to Destruction Warlock, +7% to Survival Hunter, and +5% to Arms Warrior.
New spells include the Shadow Priest Talent
while Greater Blessing of Might has been removed. Remember though that Retribution Paladins received a 12% damage increase to their remaining abilities.
Many Vantus Runes have been buffed from 1000 to 1500; while the costs have been halved!
Earlier today we launched
Wowhead News Alerts for Discord
; give it a try in your channels to be alerted when new data updates like this build are live.
7.1.5 PTR: Un'Goro Madness Micro-Holiday
2016/12/14 at 6:27 AM
The final micro-holiday for testing on the 7.1.5 PTR is
. This holiday is scheduled for August 10th and will feature dinosaurs from different expansions ready to stomp you!
This is the last micro-holiday in our series of previews: check out our
past PTR holiday coverage
for details on events like
Call of the Scarab
Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl
: The dinosaurs in Un'goro are getting restless. Time to go pay them a visit! For this micro-event, dinosaur elites with 230 million HP will spawn around the zone. Find their locations on the map with a red X.
Blizzard Posts: Dec 13th Hotfixes, Upcoming Legendary Changes, Unholy DKs and Apocalypse
2016/12/13 at 7:29 PM
Patch 7.1.5 PTR blue posts for December 13th cover some major changes to legendary items and a change to
. These changes should be visible in the next PTR build.
Legendaries that provide a strong throughput increase are being toned down, and those that have more niche uses are being given another pass. In blue post follow ups, Lore stated that if Blizzard were to redo the system now, they'd likely only have utility legendaries. For all the new and changed legendaries in 7.1.5 so far, check out our
7.1.5 Legendary Item Preview
December 13th hotfixes added to the post.
7.1.5 PTR: Glowcap Festival Micro-Holiday
2016/12/13 at 2:04 AM
The next holiday for testing on the 7.1.5 PTR is the
. This is a throwback to the
reputation in Zangarmarsh.
Event Description: "Today, the sporelings of Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh hold their annual mushroom festival. Help them keep the great Fshoo alive as long as possible!"
will periodically spawn at the center of the town and become harder to heal over time due to
. Loot the special mushrooms
Sack of Healing Spores
to heal him up!
Blizzard Posts for Dec 12th: Reputation Catch-Up, Tab-Targeting, Improving PTR Communication
2016/12/12 at 6:46 PM
Blizzard posts for December 12th include thoughts on reputation catch-up mechanisms, replies to a tab-targeting question, and thoughts on how to improve PTR communication.
PTR communication has been a hot topic since 7.1.5 launched with many class changes and a lack of blue posts or patch notes. To make up for this, Blizzard recently devoted a Q&A to 7.1.5 class changes as an experiment, but that wasn't ideal either; every spec only got a few minutes and some players were interested in more general topics while others wished more time was spent on details. There was also confusion surrounding secondary stats; the community knew changes were coming for several weeks, but when the revamp hit the PTR, only two out of the three parts of the revamp were testable.
During the Legion beta, Blizzard also published "Class Notes" which helped highlight important changes for testers and supplemented the raw datamining. These Class Notes have not been present during the PTR and since not all specs receive their changes at once, players have been struggling to piece the overall picture together for classes.
Some ideas suggested as improvements include AMAs to better address spec-specific discussions, an increased forum presence, and Class Notes to explain the highlights of PTR builds again.
7.1.5 PTR: Spring Balloon Festival Micro-Holiday
2016/12/12 at 2:45 AM
Spring Balloon Festival
is the latest micro-holiday for testing on the 7.1.5 PTR. Hop into a hot air balloon, enjoy the scenery, and make some new friends!
Balloons are everywhere in Azeroth and hot air balloons are particularly notable as a form of transportation added in Pandaria. You can take a relaxing hot air balloon ride in
The Suffering of Shen-zin Su
. Balloons are also non-battle companions like
Now, with the Spring Balloon Festival, you'll be able to see new places via Hot Air Balloon!
7.1.5 PTR: March of the Tadpoles Micro-Holiday
2016/12/10 at 2:35 AM
The latest holiday for testing on the PTR is
March of the Tadpoles
. This holiday is scheduled for April 5th and will involve baby murlocs!
Event Description: "Today, the baby Winterfin murlocs of Borean Tundra complete their trip across the Westrift."
Murlocs are the unofficial mascot of WoW: they're everywhere you look from costumes (
) to fishing bobbers (
Crate of Bobbers: Murloc Head
). In Legion alone they're stuffed animals (
), the subject of an achievement (
No Shellfish Endeavor
), and a Suramar Egg toy (
Berglrgl Perrgl Girggrlf
Gul'dan Testing on PTR, Blizzard Publishing Label, 7.1.5 Blue Posts
2016/12/09 at 9:38 PM
For our blue post roundup, Gul'dan will be testable for the first time on the PTR, Blizzard announced a publishing label, and there are numerous feedback posts ranging from specs to Love is in the Air.
We have datamined Gul'dan's phase and abilities, including a possibly-hidden special phase on Mythic difficulty.
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