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Have You Ever Stepped Foot in an Arena? A Look at PvP Participation Over WoW's History
Shadowlands is almost upon us, and with it come many changes that will define how people participate in PvP. In this article, Vultz analyzes the history of the community's interaction with PvP and how we have defined this unique part of the game.
2020/10/11 at 1:34 AM
Class Guide Updates: Mythic+ Advice and Tips for All Specs
Following our previous announcement for class guides, the
How to Improve Pages
, it is time to highlight another brand new page that came out with our latest updates: the Mythic+ pages!
Our Class Writers worked hard during beta to test dungeons, pushing many different high keys to figure out the best way to play each specialization in Mythic+ Dungeons.
2018/09/06 at 8:57 AM
Class Guides Updated to Level 120 and New Class Guide Pages!
yesterday's launch of the Azerite guides
, today we are happy to inform that all our class guides have all been updated to support the most updated information for level 120 content! That means you can research as much as you want about what to do when you finish leveling up next week!
On top of the updates to all Battle for Azeroth guide pages, our incredible Class Writers went further beyond and added four new pages to each of the spec guides!
2018/08/19 at 8:49 AM
Guide Spotlight: PvP Guides
With the start of the Arena Championship summer season this weekend, we're excited to present our next series of PvP guides! These guides will cover general PvP topics and are written by high-calibre PvPers. They are an accompaniment to Method's Arena PvP Guides, which were launched earlier this year. For comprehensive guides on your favourite arena specialisations,
2018/05/13 at 10:22 AM
Battle for Azeroth: New Formula for Calculating Ability Damage
alpha build 26010
, we found that Melee & Hunter abilities which were previously based on weapon damage now instead use attack power as a direct coefficient.
Now thanks to
, Navv, NuoHep, and the rest of the SimulationCraft team, we've learned that the actual ability damage formula itself has changed as well, and all non-caster abilities now use both weapon damage and attack power, even abilities like
2018/02/15 at 9:03 AM
Battle for Azeroth 26032 Class and Profession Changes
Battle for Azeroth 26032 has many class changes, including new Demonology Warlock talents, as well as more Profession Squish details. Also it looks like Tailoring may be replacing First Aid.
2018/02/13 at 3:26 PM
AutomaticJak Interview with Sigma on Classes
With Antorus right around the corner, this is the perfect time to know more about class design, balance and future goals for instances. During BlizzCon, our Holy and Discipline Priest guide writer,
interviewed Sigma, also known as Jay, from the WoW Development Team.
The interview goes over many different topics, ranging from balance, to utility, to Mythic Dungeons and to Raid Cooldowns. Below you can find the video for the interview, followed by our highlights and finally a detailed write-up on all questions and answers.
2017/11/23 at 11:26 AM
More Allied Race Info from BlizzCon 2017 - Unlocking Races, Class Combinations, Racials
We learned more about Allied Races from BlizzCon 2017 interviews, including available class/race combinations, details on how to unlock races, and some more racials.
Check out our
our initial Allied Race coverage
including Heritage Armor sets!
2017/11/10 at 6:02 PM
AnnieFuchsia BlizzCon 2017 Interview - Class Utility and Raid Buffs
interviewed Systems Designer Jay Gill about Battle for Azeroth. Some of the interview highlights covered classes--
traits turned into talents
, and potential
in Battle for Azeroth.
2017/11/08 at 12:04 PM
Class Tuning for June 27 - Havoc, Survival, Windwalker Buffs
Blizzard has revealed class tuning changes for June 27th, to go live with maintenance in each region. They include damage buffs for Havoc, Survival, and Windwalker.
For more recent Tomb news, check out
June 26th Hotfixes
Tomb of Sargeras Raid Art Supervisor Honored with NPC
2017/06/26 at 3:50 PM
Class and Tomb Gear Guides Updated for Patch 7.2.5
Patch 7.2.5 includes some class changes, new gear options, legendary tuning, and trinket changes. With all the updates going on for 7.2.5, we wanted to especially highlight our class guide writers and Tomb of Sargeras gear recommendations.
Wowhead's class guides are updated for Patch 7.2.5, with
updated gear lists for Tomb
, as well as relevant updates to changed and new legendaries.
2017/06/21 at 5:46 PM
Class Guides for New Level 110 Players
The Wowhead guide team has launched
Quick Start guides
for alts and casual players at level 110 in Legion!
In these new guides you'll find just the basics on straightforward talents, rotation, artifacts, stat priority, and gear. Should you wish to learn more about your class and take your gameplay to the next level, you can access the more in-depth guides via links on the top and right-hand side of the Quick Start guide page.
2017/06/14 at 1:16 PM
Patch 7.2.5 Undocumented Changes
We've compiled the major undocumented changes that were left out of the
Official Patch Notes
June 13th hotfixes
These include Pepe appearing on the Druid mount,
Mark of Honor
Seal of Broken Fate
, the Hunter tame
Lost Emberspit Scorpion
, and Oblieratable Season 4 Combatant Gear.
2017/06/13 at 6:42 PM
Blizzard Posts April 7th: 7.2.5 Guardian and Destruction, Arena Cup #1, Samwise Interview
For today's Blizzard news roundup, we have some early information on 7.2.5 Guardian Druid and Destruction Warlock changes, how to watch the first Arena Cup this weekend, and The Starting Zone's interview with Samwise Didier.
2017/04/07 at 4:17 PM
Rogue Class Fantasy Insight and Upcoming Patch 7.2.5 Changes
Blizzard has written a lengthy post on Rogue Class Fantasy in Legion and some upcoming changes:
will likely be replaced in the future, possibly with a short-cooldown AOE Poison damage ability that costs high energy.
: Improve Energy generation and address the incentive to reroll while using
Roll the Bones
, address AoE and possibly bring utility poisons back, and return
to the rotation.
Please check out the Blizzard post made earlier today on
March 30th hotfixes
2017/03/30 at 9:27 PM
Class and Artifact Guides Updated for Patch 7.2
Patch 7.2 doesn't have sweeping class changes but it does introduces brand new artifact traits, legendary tuning, and even some buffed feasts! With all the updates going on for 7.2, we wanted to especially highlight our class guide writers and their work.
Wowhead's class guides are updated for Patch 7.2, with
new pages detailing artifact traits
, as well as relevant updates to buffed legendaries and food consumables. Wowhead's
has also received many updates for 7.2 including new trait behavior, Artifact Power costs, and calculator backgrounds.
These new traits can be unlocked after completing a
special empowered trait questline
Some guides will continue to be updated as more and more information comes in, so check regularly for changes!
2017/03/30 at 9:59 AM
Power Ascended Artifact Rewards in 7.2: Class Mounts, Pets, Toys
As a reward for completing both your class mount quests and unlocking your final artifact trait, Blizzard has some extra goodies for you in Patch 7.2! Many classes have mounts, pets, or toys on vendors you can only purchase after obtaining the
achievement and completing your class mount quests. Each class will get a special quest/scenario for their mount after unlocking
Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two
and each class has a separate set of quests to unlock their final trait. These also all require you to complete the
Broken Shore opening questline
2017/02/25 at 8:11 PM
Patch 7.1 Survival Guide: Return to Karazhan, Suramar Campaign, Raiding with Leashes, J!NX Giveaway
Return to Karazhan, Suramar Campaign, New Pets and More
Return to Karazhan the week of October 25th in Patch 7.1! This new content patch will include Mythic Karazhan, the new Suramar Quest campaign, new Raiding with Leashes and Falcosaur pet content, quality-of-life changes for the player UI, PvP, and leveling abilities, a Blood of Sargeras trader, and more. Make sure to check out the end of our post to enter our latest J!NX Merchandise giveaway.
Patch 7.1 is live, along with new weekly content! We've documented what's new for the week of 10/25
That's not all though; players can look forward to the new
Trial of Valor raid
opening November 8th.
Thank you to all of our users who contribute via comments, screenshots, client uploads, and guides! To chat more with other Wowhead users, join our
Official Patch Notes are now posted with class changes, check them out!
2016/10/24 at 5:25 PM
Sept 15th Hotfixes, Class Balance Update, 7.1 PTR Dungeon/Raid Testing Plans, Honor Talents in 7.1
Legion Developer Q&A
last week, Ion Hazzikostas talked about upcoming hotfixes based around endgame (raiding, etc) data and how it's tricky to tweak classes before the content is available.
In a follow-up blue post today he stated that the aim is to do a broad pass of tuning hotfixes after the first week of raiding and Mythic Keystone dungeons, to get a good sense of endgame data. However, there are some outliers which Blizzard will be addressing quite soon to reduce tank damage as well as the AoE burst of Havoc Demon Hunters and Windwalker Monks.
Other posts in today's roundup include 7.1 PTR Dungeon and Raid testing plans, as well as the reasoning why Honor Talents will no longer reset with Prestige in 7.1.
2016/09/15 at 11:25 AM
Wowhead's Legion Pre Expansion Patch Survival Guide: Transmog Tools, Class Guides, and More!
Wowhead’s Legion 7.0 Pre Expansion Guide
The Legion Pre-Expansion Patch goes live on July 19th for US realms, July 20th for EU realms. This patch features major class changes, the new Appearances system for transmog, and a number of UI changes. In this post, we'll cover all the guides, features, and important database links on Wowhead.
Edit: please read up on
known patch issues and blue post updates, including Hellfire Citadel nerfs, here
2016/07/19 at 2:50 AM