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Legendary Cloak Questline: The PvP Portion
2014/06/16 at 7:53 PM
Legendary Cloak PvP - Battleground Guide
The most controversial part of the Legendary Cloak quest line is undoubtedly the PvP section, specifically
The Lion Roars
Glory to the Horde
for Horde players. Many players hate it, wish it didn't exist, and many even give up. So, Wowhead wanted to put together a short guide to getting through the PvP portion of the quest line as painlessly as possible. We're not going to go into huge depth with Rated Battleground level tactics, instead this is a survival guide to help with the basics of these two battlegrounds. Do check out our
full Legendary Cloak Guide
for more information.
If you have the resources to do so, getting together nine other players to exchange wins in these battlegrounds in 5v5 Wargames can be an easy way out of participating in Random Battlegrounds.
Temple of Kotmogu
Temple of Kotmogu's main mechanic is holding orbs. There are four orbs, and holding them earns your team victory points, depending on where you are while you're holding them.
Warlords PvP Gearing Blog, Patch 5.4.7 Hotfixes for April 28, Raid Philosophy Part 2
2014/04/29 at 12:16 PM
Warlords of Draenor PvP Gearing Blog
Blizzard has released a blog on Warlords of Draenor PvP Gearing, focusing on the changes coming to gear acquisition in the new expansion. The key points are as follows:
PvP Power has been removed and PvP Resilience has been reduced to 0
PvP Gear will scale instead, you can see just how with the
Wowhead PvP Gear Scaling tool
Strongboxes will now be a source of gear - you can find the initial data entries for them on
Wowhead's Warlords of Draenor Database
Even if you don't win, you can still get rewards from Strongboxes.
Strongboxes can contain Honor, Conquest or Gear
All gear will be scaled up to a minimum ilvl in PvP. This will be lower than even starting PvP gear.
Skirmishes will have rewards
Warlords will have three tiers of PvP gear
Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas will have the same base Conquest cap
Winning a Rated Battleground will allow you to use a bonus roll token for a shot at a piece of Gladiator’s gear, similar to the Celestial world bosses on the Timeless Isle.
Children's Week Guide - School of Hard Knocks How-To
2014/04/28 at 3:30 PM
underway, players shooting for
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
will be wanting to check this holiday off their list.
brings the meta's most hated achievement:
School of Hard Knocks
. Wowhead has a short and sweet guide to help you get this done with the minimum of fuss. Let's go from the easiest to the hardest. If you're looking for a full guide to all the achievements and rewards from this holiday, check out
Wowhead's Children's Week Guide
This guide assumes you have little or no PvP experience, and we've got tips for avoiding PvP if you're a die-hard PvE-focused player who just wants to get this done and never enter a Battleground again.
have your orphan out in these battlegrounds. No exceptions - you wouldn't want to complete one of these objectives only to realize your orphan wasn't there to see it and your hard work was for nothing.
Fiery Mechanical Mount, Warlords Animated Weapons, PvP and Challenge Mode Gear Scaling
2014/04/25 at 1:57 PM
Fiery Mechanical Horse Mount
Twitter recently posted a teaser and picture of a new mount. The tweet text seems to imply that the mount could be an upcoming Recruit-A-Friend reward. It could well relate to this placeholder mount:
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News Roundup: PvP rating issue hotfix, Blizzard tweets on gearing
2014/03/31 at 4:15 PM
Today we've had some updates on the recent MMR issues, as well as some tweets from Blizzard on gearing.
Wowhead launches Class Guides!
On Friday Wowhead launched guides for every class and spec. Aimed at new level 90s, or players new to a given spec, these are all written by experts in each class. You can check them out at our
Class Guides page
MMR issues hotfix incoming
Blizzard Community Representative Daxxarri responded to player concerns about gaining 0 points of Current Rating following wins in arena:
We recently implemented a hotfix to address a bug that allowed Personal Ratings to exceed Matchmaking Rating. As a result, some players may notice that they do not gain or lose Personal Rating in the wake of a match. As more matches are played, these ratings will normalize and converge to the correct rating, and Personal Rating will then rise or drop accordingly.
In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the situation and make further adjustments if necessary.
Following several responses expressing dissatisfaction, Senior Community Repres
News Roundup: Blizzard at PAX East, Top Tweets, Heroes Q&A, War Crimes excerpt
2014/03/17 at 4:52 PM
Blizzard has confirmed their attendance at PAX East, and let the world know what they'll be bringing to the Boston-based convention for their fans to try out. We've also got news on an upcoming Heroes of the Storm dev Q&A, an excerpt from the latest Warcraft novel, War Crimes, and some significant tweets from the Wowhead Blue Tweet Tracker.
We've also got a
contest open right now
to win a Diablo III computer!
Grab your gear and saddle up, because we’re headed to PAX East! PAX attendees should ready themselves for three days of demon slaying, sword swinging, hero playing, and card slinging awesomeness, as this year we’ll be featuring all-new builds for our most recent and upcoming games, hands-on time at demo stations, an epic developer panel, and awesome giveaways and prizes. Come by and check everything out at
We’ll be there from
Friday, April 11
Sunday, April 13.
Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Blizzard booth: [url=
News Roundup: Recent Hotfixes, Battleground Honor Adjustments, Talk Azeroth Episode 28
2014/02/28 at 8:14 PM
Dancing Rune Weapon
's summoned rune weapon should no longer incorrectly cause NPC guards to attack the target instead of the
that summoned it.
Zen Pilgrimage: Return
is no longer automatically removed from
s that leave the
Peak of Serenity
Battlegrounds and Arenas
Resolved a pathing issue with
equipped while in the
Temple of Kotmogu
Resolved a situation where players were able to retain the
effect from trinkets without equipping them while in a Battleground.
Resolved a crash in the client that affected users running Windows XP: Service Pack 3.
Resolved a crash that could occur while loading into an area or instance.
PvP Season 15 Begins
2014/02/25 at 12:39 PM
PvP Season 15 begins today--we've got a full preview of
Season 15 in our Patch 5.4.7 Guide
, including vendors, transmog models, and costs!
Blizzard has covered some of the major season changes below, but one additional change is how equipping two PvP trinkets (
) now increases resilience by 5280, up from 2600.
With weapons at the ready and armor secured, it’s time to kick off PvP Season 15! The playing field is even once more, and this is your chance to prove that true grit and steely determination are what it takes to become a champion. So grab your most trusted companions and teach your enemies the true definition of fear!
Before you set foot in an Arena or on a Battleground, keep in mind we’ve made a few changes this season:
Conquest gear is now Item Level 550
The Dampening debuff will be applied in 2v2 matches 5 minutes after the start of an Arena match, and games will reach a draw at 20 minutes. Dampening decreases the effectiveness of healing spells by 1% every 10 seconds.
Base Resilience is now 77% (up from 72%).
Patch 5.4.7 and Season 15 PvP Guide
2014/02/18 at 1:29 PM
Patch 5.4.7 is scheduled to go live today on Tuesday, February 18th and this mini-guide covers all the patch changes and additions.
This is mainly a PvP patch with the start of Season 15. There are also some tweaks to Timeless Isle weapons and better loot from the Celestials. There is also a bug where all Recruit-a-Friend and Scroll-of-Resurrection mounts aren't showing up for players in-game, but that should be fixed
next realm restart
Also, earlier today we covered how
Level 90 boosts were visible in the in-game store and cost $60
, but after more server maintenance, that has been removed. No level 90 boosting today!
Celestials and Gear Changes
The four celestials on the
now drop ilvl 550 Season 15 PvP gear instead of ilvl 522 Season 14 PvP gear. These items are fairly good for new alts or players that don't raid Normal
Siege of Orgrimmar
The ilvl 550 slots you can loot from the Celestials is: [url=
PvP Season 14 Ending Soon
2014/02/04 at 7:55 PM
Blizzard just published a blog on the upcoming end of PvP Season 14--which could end in as little as two weeks. Past end-of-season announcements have been tied to
new major patches
, so it's reasonable to speculate that Season 14's end will be close to Patch 5.4.7's launch.
Season 15 will begin approximately a week after the end of Season 14.
As for Season 15 Prideful PvP gear, it's ilvl 550 and shares models with Season 14 PvP gear. However, the colors are swapped between factions so there's no faction-exclusive colors anymore.
For example, if you want to get the
iconic blue priest set with white Tyrael wings
, you can either spend
in Season 15 as Alliance for ilvl 522 Grievous Gear, or
in Season 15 as Horde for ilvl 550 Prideful Gear.
If you want the
black/red version instead
, in Season 15 it will cost
for the Horde's ilvl 522 pieces and
for the Alliance's ilvl 550 pieces.
We've added all the [url=h
PvP Season 15 Announced for Mists of Pandaria
2014/01/08 at 11:13 AM
PvP Designer Brian Holinka tweeted that
MoP is getting an additional arena season
, which has led to some speculation on Warlords of Draenor's launch date.
BlizzCon fansite panel
, it was stated that no Patch 5.5 was planned, so if you don't love PvP, you could be in for a long stretch of no new content in Mists of Pandaria. This is a striking change from the very fast patches at the start of MoP and more in line with the long pre-expansion wait during Dragon Soul.
However, Blizzard could have some surprises in store like a mini-raid like Ruby Sanctum or quality-of-life patch like
with cross-realm mail and Flex raids.
Right now, we're several months into Season 14 and past PvP seasons have all
been over 20 weeks long
. Assuming Season 14 and Season 15 are on the short side, which is very optimistic, that
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes for October 7th and PvP Discussion
2013/10/08 at 10:47 AM
In addition to
launching Hearthhead yesterday
, there were hotfixes and tweaks as usual. Vanity collectors will be happy to know that
should now always drop something when defeated. There were also some PvP topics addressed by Lore, such as the controversial
The Crowd Chose You!!!
buff and RBG rating loopholes.
Click the cut to read the hotfixes and PvP discussion!
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