The new patch is coming tomorrow and it will be live as soon as maintenance is over. Blizzard Watch have posted the following information:
It’s quite a large patch for being an extension of 7.2. Notable changes are another great round of class balancing (including item and tier set changes), new events such as Black Temple Timewalking, and Mythic+ restructuring. You have a week to test out your class changes before Tomb of Sargeras opens next Tuesday.
Check out the full patch notes here, or keep reading for the highlights.
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Class and gear changes
- There are a slew of class changes, ranging from minor class balancing to larger swaths of gameplay changes. Check out the full list of PVE and PVP changes on Wowhead.
- Quite a few trinkets have been nerfed, most notably Draught of Souls for Fury Warriors.
- Some Tier 19 sets have also been nerfed.
- New Legendaries are live and some Legendaries have been adjusted. You can start getting the new Legendaries immediately, but they will be 940 item level. Next Tuesday, all Legendaries that drop will be 970 item level and you can start the quest to upgrade your other Legendaries. Unlike the previous quest, you don’t need to accept the quest to start collecting the quest items. You’re still limited to wearing only two: Blizzard has no plans to increase the Legendary cap right now. See all the Legendary updates on Wowhead.
- You can upgrade crafted gear to 885 now with Obliterum and Blood of Sargeras.
- World quest reward item level caps will increase when Tomb of Sargeras opens, but the base item levels will stay the same.
- Mythic+ difficulty has been adjusted once again: health and damage are increased by 10% for each level, up from 8%.
- Keystones no longer deplete when failing to finish a dungeon on time, they just go down by a single level. Likewise, hitting the timer thresholds will still upgrade Keystones by 2 or 3 levels, but the additional loot chests have been removed. There are no more “3 chest” runs for easy loot.
- However, you can still get extra loot for Mythic +15 and above, with a 40% chance for an extra piece of loot for every level above 15. If you complete a Mythic+ dungeon within the time limit, your group will get 3 pieces of gear from the chest, up from 2.
- Mythic+ gear will scale up to Keystone level 15 when Tomb of Sargeras opens next week.
- Searches for Keystones in the Group Finder are now flexible and will also show results one level above and below the Keystone you search for.
- Mythic Keystone tracker now shows a death counter.
- Mythic Trial of Valor and Nighthold are now cross-realm. You can also still get Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements for the two raids for another week, which cross-realm will make a bit easier. When Tomb of Sargeras opens next week, the achievements will be gone.
- Mythic Trial of Valor and Nighthold are also now in the Group Finder to assist with finding groups.
- Tomb of Sargeras Heroic and Normal modes will open next week, June 20, with Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 the following week on June 27. See the full raid schedule for the rest of the Raid Finder wings.
- The first Timewalking raid, Black Temple, has been added to the regular Outland Timewalking event. To keep the raid difficulty consistent with the original version, it won’t be available via LFR: Raid Finder tuning would have required removing certain iconic mechanics, so they tuned it to the lower side of Normal raid difficulty with pre-made groups only. To compensate, gear rewards will be equal to gear from Normal mode in Tomb of Sargeras. Your raid group can queue up for Black Temple Timewalking via Cupri in Shattrath during the next Outland Timewalking event starting July 11. All the Raiding with Leashes pets and the Burning Legion music roll from level 70 Black Temple can also drop in the Timewalking version. Death Knights, Monks, and Demon Hunters have new drops to compensate for the lack of Tier 6.
- New transmog competition event: Trial of Style. You compete against five other players and have two minutes to create an outfit fitting the selected theme. You can also change your character’s appearance during the competition to match outfits. The competition will award tokens that you can use to purchase four transmog sets from Burning Crusade. Trial of Style is set to run August 17-21.
- New scenario: The Deaths of Chromie. Help Chromie figure out why she died! The scenario lasts 15 minutes and is repeatable, with no time or currency gates. Building reputation with Chromie through repeats of the scenario will increase your chances of winning. Players will be able to start it as soon as they hit 110 and it will be relevant even after Legion. You’ll get a one-time reward of Timewalking badges from the questline as well as a chance at toys, pets, transmogs, and a title.
- New mini-holidays: Auction House Dance Studio (July 22), The Great Gnomeregan Race (October 14), and Moonkin Festival (November 12).
- New pet battle dungeon in Deadmines. We have a strategy guide to get you through it.
- Rogues get a new pickpocketing questline, which opens up new pets and toys.
- Rank 3 recipes for Alchemy, Tailoring, Herbalism, Mining, and Skinning are now easier to get.
- Ancient Healing Potions and Ancient Rejuvenation Potions will heal for more.
- New item: Nomi Snacks, which instantly complete 5 cooking work orders from Nomi. These can be obtained from regular cooking research like Prepared Ingredients.
- Tailoring item Bloodtotem Saddle Blanket‘s comfort is reduced by 50%, but people still aren’t actually sure what it even does.
- Challenge Mode sets from Mists of Pandaria have been added to the Appearances tab if you’ve collected them.
- Holiday cosmetic items have also been added to the Appearances tab, and can be transmogged during their relevant holidays. Check out the cosmetic appearances on Wowhead.
- You will be able to transmog Illidan’s Warglaives of Azzinoth on your Demon Hunter if you have the Warglaives feat of strength and then defeat Illidan in the Black Temple Timewalking raid.
- New transmog sets for defeating all eight threats within one attempt in The Deaths of Chromie. These are bronze re-colors of sets in Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm.
- You can get new cage helms and a guitar mace from the new Blight Boar mini-game at the Darkmoon Faire.
- You can now upgrade your Heirlooms to 110, via Weathered Heirloom Armor Casing and Weathered Heirloom Scabbard for 5,000 and 7,500 gold respectively from the Heirloom vendors in Ironforge and Undercity. Heirlooms need to be upgraded to 100 already to upgrade them to 110. The weapon upgrade is probably less needed due to artifact weapons, unless you are a completionist.
- You can also unlock all flightpaths in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor for each faction from the Heirloom vendors for 15,000 gold each. Since these are toys, using To Modernize the Provisioning of Azeroth for the Alliance flightpaths in Eastern Kingdoms will also unlock The Azeroth Campaign for the Horde flightpaths and vice versa, at least based on my PTR test right before typing this. This was also the case for Surviving Kalimdor and Walking Kalimdor with the Earthmother.
- Shoe Shine Kit, spawns every Sunday morning at 12am server time from Sheddle’s Chest in the Legerdemain Lounge in Dalaran. Sheddle Glossgleam will drop the chest and go downstairs for a drink for 2 hours. The chest will despawn as soon as the toy is looted, though Wowhead comments imply that several people may be able to get the toy if they all loot at the same time.
- PVP Pennants from Prestige ranks are now toys.
- Barrel of Bandanas and Barrel of Eyepatches come from Rogue Pickpocketing.
- Blight Boar Microphone comes from the new Blight Boar mini-game and the Darkmoon Faire.
- Verdant Throwing Sphere has been added to the Timewalking vendor in Shattrath during Outland Timewalking
- Igneous Flameling and Set of Matches have been added to Midsummer Fire Festival vendor for Burning Blossoms.
- Jolly Roger has been added to vendor Edward Techt during Pirate’s Day (September 19).
- Ageless Bronze Drake and Bronze Proto-Whelp are random drops from Time-Lost Wallet via The Deaths of Chromie scenario.
- Mining Monkey, Pocket Cannon, Tricorne, and Foe Reaper 0.9 are from the new Deadmines Pet Challenge.
- Sneaky Marmot and Dig Rat come from Rogue Pickpocketing.
- Micronax Controller is rewarded from the Glory of the Tomb Raider meta achievement in Tomb of Sargeras.
- “the Tomb Raider,” available from the Glory of the Tomb Raider meta achievement in Tomb of Sargeras.
- “Timelord,” from reaching Friendship reputation with Chromie in The Deaths of Chromie scenario
- “the Darkener,” from killing Mythic Kil’jaeden in the Tomb of Sargeras
- Midsummer Fire Festival will include new bonfires in Draenor and the Broken Isles, as well as new Burning Blossom vendor pets (Igneous Flameling and Set of Matches). Frost Lord Ahune will now scale with level and you can queue up for the holiday dungeon starting at level 60. The event will run June 21 – July 5 this year.
- Darkmoon Faire has a new mini-game, Blight Boar, where you protect The Tauren Chieftains from the Death Metal Knight for transmog appearances, a pet, and achievements. The next Darkmoon Faire starts the week of July 2.