Everything New in Shadowlands 9.1 PTR Build 38312 - Recap of Datamining, Models, Lore, Mounts
21/04/2021 à 07:00
Last week the Patch 9.1 PTR started, and as it was a massive build, we are recapping everything that was added or updated in the first Chains of Domination update! This includes new models, mounts, lore reveals, raid bosses, flying information, and more.
You can catch the bulk of our discoveries
over on Twitch
as we stream datamining for each update. However, we continually post PTR news throughout the week, including system updates that require more research and editorials on class changes.
Class Changes in 9.1 PTR Build 38312
The first PTR build always has a large amount of class changes and 9.1 was no exception with
new soulbind abilities
. Earlier today we made a 9.1 PTR Class Changes recap article we invite you to check out below, which includes all of the datamined changes as well as our editorials by guide writers analyzing the class changes.
Class Changes Recap for First 9.1 PTR Build
New and Updated Models
Updated Sylvanas Banshee Model
: Sylvanas is wearing a red version of her Shadowlands armor for her new banshee form.
New Primus Model
: The mysterious Primus finally has a model in 9.1
Updated Thrall Model
: Thrall has a new set of armor, reflecting his role on the Horde Council.
Covenant Pepe Models
: New Pepe costumes are available to purchase at Renown 48.
Remnant of Ner'zhul Boss Model
: The original Lich King Ner'zhul has a new model in Patch 9.1, reborn as a twisted construct of armor and bone reminiscent of Marrowgar.
Updated Archon Model
: The Kyrian Archon also has a new model, updated to reflect the wound she suffered from Anduin in the Patch 9.1 intro cinematic Kingsmourne.
Creature Models in 9.1
: Our master list of creature models includes a Broker Cat and updated Boars.
Updated Dreadlord Models
: As confirmed at BlizzConline, we will see the return of Dreadlords in Patch 9.1. As part of this new story, Blizzard has created new Dreadlord and Dread Queen models.
Updated Warpstalker Models
: Alongside boars and dreadlords, Warpstalkers also received a new model. These have been in the spotlight recently due to the new potential Warpstalker mount in Burning Crusade Classic.
New Weapon Models
: We have a massive list of weapon models from the new raid and dungeon, including special weapons for the Jailer and Sylvanas.
Sanctum of Domination Raid
Sanctum of Domination Bosses and Encounter Journal
: Learn more about the ten bosses in the new raid.
Moriaz and Buttons Achievement
: In the new raid you will once again reunite Moriaz and Buttons.
Sanctum of Domination Raid Environment Preview
: The aesthetics of the zone are similar to what we've already seen in Torghast, with many spikes and architectural details reminiscent of Icecrown Citadel.
Use Anima Powers Against the Tarragrue
: Each member of the raid will get to choose 4 Anima Powers to help take down the Tarragrue, including some powers that troll other players.
Sylvanas Raid Encounter - Final Phase
: While the highly-anticipated Sylvanas raid encounter is not available for testing yet, we have some datamining hints as to the location of the final phase!
Mount from Mythic Sylvanas
: Players can acquire Vengeance, Sylvanas' black dragonhawk.
Battle Pet Updates
Flawless Amethyst Baubleworm
: There is an expensive battle pet which costs 10,000 Pet Charms.
Mekgineer Thermaplugg Joins the Jailer
: Thermaplugg is now a Mawsworn battle pet.
Battle Pet Hard Cap Removed
: The battle pet cap has been removed in the Patch 9.1 PTR, with the only limit now being 3 of each pet.
: This build contains Covenant legendaries for Mage, Warrior, Death Knight and Druids.
Increase Anima Gains With Renown
: You will get increased Anima gains from World Quests as rewards for Renown 42 and 58.
New Soulbind Abilities
: Every soulbind receives new abilities and conduit slots in Patch 9.1
New Covenant Armor Sets
: We have armor sets for each covenant in the Dressing Room.
New Renown Rewards
: Renown goes from 41-80 in Patch 9.1.
Tazavesh Encounter Journal
: Learn more about the eight bosses in the new mega-dungeon.
Tazavesh Early Environment Preview
: As Brokers are lucrative traders who enjoy displaying their collection of luxurious wares, Tazavesh is unsurprisingly filled with lavish decorations and piles of stuff!
Pirate Dragon Boss
: Tazavesh features a Pirate Dragon boss with a very interesting model.
Mythic+ Plaguefall Dungeon Buffed in Patch 9.1
: Groups have designed entire strategies for the first half of Mythic+ Plaguefall around Plagueborer explosions, as they are very efficient damage. However, in Patch 9.1, the Plaguefall Dungeon has been buffed by the common Plagueborer strategy being nerfed.
Blizzard Adding Mythic+ Score Feature
: Blizzard will be implementing their own Mythic+ Score in Patch 9.1, similar to the Raider.IO Score.
Gear and Legendary Updates
Shard of Domination Gems
: Shard of Domination gems are special raid items, which can only be socketed in special raid drops, and are likely part of the effort to make raid loot best for raid.
Early Look at Raid and Dungeon Trinkets
: Many of the Sanctum of Domination trinkets have interesting effects.
: Sylvanas drops a trinket that references Saurfang.
Bow and Cloak with Hunter Effects
: Sylvanas drops a special bow and cloak with effects for Hunters that reference her signature abilities.
Last Two Bosses of Sanctum of Domination Drop Higher Item Level Loot
: Like Castle Nathria, the last two bosses of the Sanctum of Domination raid will drop higher item level loot than the rest of the instance. Both Kel'Thuzad and Sylvanas Windrunner items will be 7 item levels higher, up to 259 on Mythic difficulty.
Mega Soul Ash
: A new currency has been datamined on the Patch 9.1 PTR called "Mega Soul Ash", with the description of "Soul ash, but mega."
No Soul Ash Required to Upgrade to the New Legendary Ranks
: Players will be able to upgrade their Legendaries to two new ranks, Item Level 250 and Item Level 260, without needing more Soul Ash.
Crafting Reagent to Increase Legendary Ilvl
: Vestige of Origins is a new BoP item with the effect "Increase the item level of the attached legendary base armor piece."
Lore and Story Updates
Note that articles in this section can contain
for Patch 9.1.
Desmotaeron Maw Area
: Desmotaeron is now open to players in Patch 9.1, filled with enemies from the House of the Chosen and Mawsworn enemies under the command of Helya.
Sire Denathrius' Story Continues
: As the covenant campaigns continue in Patch 9.1, we learn more about Sire Denathrius in the upcoming Shadowlands patch.
The Primus' Identity Revealed
: Broadcast text reveals the true identity of the long-lost Primus of Maldraxxus.
Garrosh Hellscream's Story Continues
: Garrosh will make an appearance in Patch 9.1.
Darker Oribos Skybox
: The sky in Oribos looks pretty ominous on the PTR, hinting that something bad will happen.
Early parts of the 9.1 story are playable on the PTR, and we've recorded videos:
Battle for Ardenweald
Wrath of Odyn
Fate of Fatescriber Roh Talo
Mounts and Flying
How to Unlock Flying in 9.1
: You can unlock flying early on in Patch 9.1, before completing the full covenant campaign.
How to Ride All Your Mounts in The Maw In Patch 9.1
: You will be able to ride all your mounts in the Maw during the second portion of the Chains of Domination questline, Maw Walkers.
Ve'nari Rep Not Needed for Maw Areas
: As a side perk of unlocking riding in the Maw, you can access Perdition Hold and the Beastwarrens without needing Ve'nari rep.
New Mount Animations
: Mammoths, Talbuks, and Hippogryphs have received animation updates.
All Mounts in Chains of Domination
: Our master list of mounts includes Covenant mounts, animated hands, and skeletal horses.
Torghast Score System
: Torghast is going through a revamp in Patch 9.1 as Blizzard is replacing the Tarragrue and death counter failure state. Instead, Blizzard is moving towards a score-based system in Torghast with factors such as speed and deaths.
Torghast Changes with Patch 9.1 - New Wings, New Layers, Item Levels
: Blizzard has added data for four new difficulty layers with the first Chains of Domination build, plus indication of two new wings: Adamant Vaults and Forgotten Catacombs.
Torghast Experience in Datamining
: Patch 9.1 datamining hints at ways for players to earn experience in Torghast, although nothing has been confirmed by Blizzard.
Transmog Each Shoulder Separately
: The hugely anticipated option to transmog each of your shoulders separately is finally available.
Covenant Armor Sets
: Each Covenant has a new armor set with four tints, with robe/tunic variants for the Kyrian set and an additional set for the Venthyr.
: There are six new sets of glasses, including sunglasses.
Raid and Dungeon Weapons
: We have many tints for all of the death-themed raid weapons and Broker-themed dungeon weapons.
New Cosmetic Cloak
: Zul'gath's Backplate is a new cloak that looks like a shield.
WoW's 17th Anniversary Rewards
: There is new Burning Crusade themed loot from the new anniversary, including Akama's axe.
Official 9.1 Patch Notes
: While on the light side, Blizzard has published their initial patch notes for Chains of Domination.
Text to Speech Accessibility Options
: The UI includes a variety of text to speech options for specific message channels, multiple voice options, and other options.
New Skyboxes in Patch 9.1
: Patch 9.1 has added many new skyboxes to the game including Oribos, the Arbiter, the new zone Korthia, the new Dungeon Tazavesh, and the new raid Sanctum of Domination.
All Uncategorized Spells
: There are over 4200 uncategorized spells, so we've listed them all in their raw format. If you find anything interesting, let us know!
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