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New Site Features: Spell Changelog, Hearthhead Front Page and Streams
2013/11/04 at 3:40 PM
BlizzCon is very soon and we've got some great coverage planned, but we've been also spending a lot of time on new site features that we're very excited to share with you!
Hearthhead Front Page, Streams, Guides
got upgraded from Basic to Golden with a new layout this weekend. All of our tools are now easily accessible from the front page, as well as a list of recent forum topics and Hearthstone blue posts. We've even added a new feature--
. Now you can browse a list of popular Twitch streams and watch them on Hearthhead.
We've also added some new features to our popular guide section. If you're looking for a guide, that got easier with a
new main page for Guides
and a new
Card Count filter section
where you can specify the number of cards of a certain quality, set, and type.
We've also added some things to player guides:
About the Author
section displays other guides written by the same person and s
We're Giving Away 5 Lil' Ragnaros for Your Help
2013/11/01 at 9:24 PM
This giveaway is now closed! We have gifted Lil' Ragnaros pets to westonjust, dandycorn, strand, OriginalKraal, and Nerullthereaper, please check your email used to register for Wowhead for the code.
As you guys probably know, Wowhead exists as a free resource thanks to the ads on our website. Every few months we run surveys regarding advertising here and it's that time again! Remember that you are under no obligation to participate, so if giving out information is not your cup of tea, we totally understand.
To sweeten the deal, we'll be picking five people who reply to
Click here to fill out the survey!
This giveaway will run until next Wednesday (11/6) at 11:59PM PDT. Thanks everyone for participating.
Blizzard Files Trademark for Warlords of Draenor
2013/11/01 at 3:00 PM
With BlizzCon coming very soon, there's a lot of anticipation over new titles and trademarks. One of their newest confirmed trademarks is
Warlords of Draenor
for the complete trademark PDF.
We don't know much about this yet, but we'll expect to hear more soon at BlizzCon next week! Speaking of which, if you really want to attend the con but don't have tickets, we're giving
sixteen passes away
Click the cut for a summary image of the trade mark!
Day of the Dead (November 1st - 3rd)
2013/11/01 at 11:09 AM
Day of the Dead
runs from November 1st-3rd to close out Hallow's End. We've whipped up a small guide so you can know the quests and achievement for the event; make sure you don't skip out if you're an achievement hunter, as it boasts one achievement that you can only get for a few days!
New to 2013, the
is a permanent battle pet!
Tip: Get some
Ice Cold Milk
(at least 1 of each) before heading to a
. This will save you traveling time when doing the quest below.
To take part in the events festivities, you must first locate
, an undead female (and a reference to
La Calavera Catrina
), who can be found near the
of any capital city. She will give you some information regarding the holiday itself, and it is most important that you remember to /dance with her--upon doing so, you will earn the only achievement for this holiday,
Dead Man's Party
. You will also gain the buff
Honor the Dead
, which will change you into either Catrina or her male counterpart, Chapman, for twelve hours.
Wowhead's BlizzCon Party and BlizzCon Pass Giveaway!
2013/10/31 at 1:55 PM
BlizzCon General Pass winners have been emailed on Saturday 11/2. Please respond by the evening of November 3rd to ensure your prize is not forfeit.
BlizzCon 2013 is soon. Really soon, in fact. And we're not sure if you guys know this or not, but we're having a party.
A huge party.
From 5pm to 11pm on Thursday, Nov 7th we're hosting a party with
at the Anabella hotel right next to where BlizzCon is being held that anyone in the area can attend. There will be awesome sponsors, tons of prizes, and tons of well-known World of Warcraft faces including some Blizzard staff and popular streamers. We've even got GUNNAR hosting a photobooth where you'll be able to take your photo with some Azeroth-inspired weapons.
The best news? We're inviting sixteen of you who couldn't make it to come join us and also come along with us to BlizzCon!
Thanks again to the generosity of Blizzard,
sixteen BlizzCon passes
. While we don't have airfare for you and
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes for October 29th
2013/10/29 at 3:56 PM
Resolved an issue where casting
is active did not consume the Restoration Tier-16 4-piece bonus.
's damage-over-time component for the Windwalker specialization should no longer be incorrectly affected by Resilience a second time.
's damage should now properly benefit from PvP Power and interact correctly with Resilience.
The glyphed version of
should no longer incorrectly cost slightly less mana than the unglyphed version.
Touch of Karma
should now correctly redirect the same amount of damage that the
receives in PvP. Previously, the ability was incorrectly being modified by both the target and
's own Resilience.
Wowhead's G2A Hallow's End Trick-or-Treat Giveaway
2013/10/28 at 3:13 PM
This giveaway is now closed. Winners have been contacted on 11/5 with beta key codes. Time card codes to come.
here at Wowhead--we just can't wait to take out our
rickety magic broomsticks
and summon our
But everyone knows the best part of October is the loot you get from trick-or-treating! And what kind of website would we be if we didn't have any virtual candy to give you when you knocked on our door?
This year we have Hearthstone beta keys and
World of Warcraft time cards
to give out to those of you who celebrate the spirit of
by trick-or-treating around our database!
Thirty winners will receive a 60 day time card for World of Warcraft from
along with their very own Hearthstone key for participating in this giveaway. If they don't have a need for the key--or time card--they can always give it to a friend. 'Tis the season next month, anyway!
The contest begins on October 28th, 2013 and ends on November 4th, 2013
BlizzCon 2013 Goody Bag Revealed
2013/10/25 at 12:56 PM
With BlizzCon just around the corner, it’s time to share the adorably lethal secret that waits inside this year’s Goody Bag. . . .
As a memento for joining us at the heart of the storm, BlizzCon attendees will receive a BlizzCon 2013 Cute But Deadly Souvenir Set featuring the delightfully menacing likenesses of Arthas, Kerrigan, and Diablo. The result of a universe-crossing collaboration, this trio kicks off an exciting new line of figures—and there are even more cute but deadly surprises to come. This limited-edition set is an exclusive gift for BlizzCon attendees, and will never be reproduced for commercial sale. Now isn’t that special?!
Check out the Cute But Deadly lineup below:
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Patch 5.4.1 PTR: Recruit-A-Friend Pets and In-Game UI
2013/10/24 at 10:11 AM
Several cute pets that were unobtainable except for brief promotions on Asian servers are now marked as being from Recruit-a-Friend on the 5.4.1 PTR!
A blue post last week
stated that the upcoming RAF program will have even more reward options
, so maybe these are some of the new rewards in addition to the
Friends In Places Even Higher Than That
Some new UI elements are up on the PTR as well--it looks like you'll be able to invite friends to RAF from directly in-game and choose your reward.
Golden Pig Coin
: Critter, Breed 7 H/P.
. This was formerly available on Chinese servers in 2008 for the New Year's Celebration.
Silver Pig Coin
: Critter, Breed 7 H/P.
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes for October 23rd
2013/10/23 at 8:37 PM
Reduced Death Strike's healing by 50% for Blood Death Knights in Arenas.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Siege of Orgrimmar
s now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
Minion of Y'Shaarj
now heals for 15% of health (down from 30%) and increases damage dealt by 20% (down from 50%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
Harbinger of Y'Shaarj
now heals for 2% of health per second (down from 5%) and increases damage dealt by 20% (down from 50%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes for October 22nd
2013/10/22 at 7:36 PM
New Patch 5.4 hotfixes were posted tonight! Garrosh got some LFR nerfs and you need less guild members in Flex Mode to be considered a guild group now. The mage set bonus
Item - Mage T15 4P Bonus
also got a big nerf for
and now increases effects by 5%, down from 20%.
If you're interested in checking out the latest LFR wing open today, take a look at our
LFR Downfall Guide
. We've also got a
BlizzCon In A Box
giveaway going on which contains Virtual Ticket passes and some exclusive BlizzCon Store merchandise!
Click the cut to read the hotfixes!
Siege of Orgrimmar: LFR Downfall Open 10/22, New Bosses and Loot
2013/10/22 at 12:20 PM
The fourth wing of
Siege of Orgrimmar
LFR, "Downfall," opened October 22th on US servers. This overview covers LFR's loot, vanity items, Dungeon Journal, and more!
For LFR, you will need ilvl 496 to queue up and the bosses drop ilvl 528 loot. Check out our
if you need to boost your gear a few points! If you're interested in special Garrosh weapons or achievements, you'll need to queue up for
Flex or higher
Check out our past
Siege of Orgrimmar
LFR Gates of Retribution
Vale of Eternal Sorrows
. Also check out
for their rankings a
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