8.3 Visions of N’zoth release date
The very first question about the new wow patch is always the same: when? The release date of WoW patch 8.3 is 14 January for US realms and 15 January for the rest of the world. Visions of N’zoth has very high community expectations. There are more 8.3 release dates here: new raid Ny’alotha, the Waking City is going live the next week after 8.3 patch release – on 21 and 22 of January respectively for US and EU.
Now let’s take a closer look at all the new things in Visions of N’zoth patch. Believe us, there are a lot of them.
Vulpera and Mechagnomes new allied races
Since Legion’s 7.3.5 patch allied races have become some kind of phenomenon. Each announced allied race is always under discussion in wow community. The Patch 8.3 is not an exception and gives us 2 new allied races to play for each faction. What new allied races will be available in the patch 8.3?
Vulpera for the Horde
One of the most desired races for the Horde was the Vulpera since Battle for Azeroth launch or even from the beta version of the game. These cute little foxes sunk into the hearts of many players, and 8.3 patch finally gives us the chance to play as one of them.
The next most popular question that you might ask is what classes are available for Vulpera in 8.3.
Here is the full list of Vulpera classes:
Hunter, Mage, Monk, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, Warrior and Death Knight if you have already pre-ordered the Shadowlands expansion.
So what kind of special allied racials Vulpera has:
- Bag of Tricks: Use a trick on an enemy to damage them, or an ally to heal them.
- Rummage Your Bag: Change the contents of your Bag of Tricks. Now, where did you put that… ?
- Make Camp: Set your camp location outdoors.
- Return to Camp: Teleport back to your camp location.
- Nose For Trouble: Take less damage from the first strike inflicted by an enemy.
- Alpaca Saddlebags: Increases the size of your backpack by 8 slots.
- Fire Resistance: Take less damage from fire.
Allied races racials never were overpowered and Vuplera’s are not an exception. They are pretty usable for outdoor content, exploring, traveling, questing and farming but there are no huge dps or healing bonuses. But anyway, who cares? Just look at them! You can’t resist their charm.
Allied race requirements are always pretty much the same each time around: reach exalted with a specific faction, do some achievements and complete an extra questline to unlock an allied race.
Here is exactly what should be done to unlock Vulpera allied race:
- Reach Exalted with Volunai faction
- Complete Secrets in the Sands achievement. The task is to complete each of 7 major storylines in Vol’dun location. If you somehow didn’t do it during the Battle for Azeroth here is a bit of simple advice: just do the quests, the game will lead you properly through all the quests you need.
If all these terms were completed you will be able to take the quest that will unlock allied race Vulpera on your account. Once it’s done you will be rewarded with an achievement Allied Races: Vulpera, Vulpera will appear at your character creation window. And a new Vulpera allied race mount – Caravan Hyena will be added to your collection. As usual, if you will level up your new Vulpera from 20 to 120 you will unlock Vulpera Heritage Armor as a reward.
Mechagnomes for the Alliance
Alliance and Horde did a lot of things at Mechagon to support the Rustbolt Resistance against King Mechagon. So we have the same story as it was with Nighborne during the Legion. Mechagnomes have to decide with whom they should stay, and no surprise, it’s going be an Alliance (well, Horde already has Vulpera). People of Mechagon are very close to the usual gnomes so there are no questions here. Mechagnomes were added to the game with the patch 8.2. In the Patch 8.3 Visions of N’zoth Mechagnomes became new wow allied race.
Let’s list of the racial traits of Mechagnomes:
- Emergency Failsafe: Automatically heal yourself when your health drops to a low life total.
- Combat Analysis: Get stronger as you fight the same enemy.
- Hyper Organic Light Originator: Summon decoys of yourself to distract foes.
- Skeleton Pinkie: Open locked chests.
- Mastercraft: Function as a personal set of crafting tools for professions.
Mechagnomes look very impressive with their racials bonuses. Combat analysis allows you to have a lot of additional main stat during the fight. Also, your Mechagnome is capable of doing any professional actions without any instruments in bags, because your hands are the real swiss army knife.
What are the unlock requirements for the Mechagnomes allied race?
- Reach Exalted with the Rustbolt resistance faction.
- Complete an achievement The Mechagonian Threat. To earn this you have to complete the Mechagon storyline.
Once it is done, you will be able to start a new questline to invite Mechagnomes to the Alliance. Complete this and you will receive a new mount – Mechagon Mechanostrider. Also if you will level up your new Mechagnome character from 20 to 120 manually you will be rewarded with the Heritage armor for Mechagnomes. It’s a common thing for any allied race to unlock a heritage armor.
If you want to unlock Vulpera yet you’ve never played on the Horde side, achieving exalted with Voldunai may be quite difficult, especially when you need to spend most of your time on the new 8.3 activities. But there is an alternative path to achieve the goal: while you are busy with more important daily concerns like your job, studies or getting a night of healthy sleep, other players can keep up the progress while you’re away.
Allied races Death Knights
As it was announced during the Blizzcon 2019 that every allied race will be able to be a Death Knight. Well, not just every allied race, every race in WoW. So it means that Pandaren Death Knight is not a joke anymore. The only requirement to unlock allied races death knight is to pre-order the Shadowlands expansion and in patch 8.3 you will be able to create a new DK of allied race or to reroll your old one. It looks very logical because the Death theme will be the main in Shadowlands and there are no differences to Death which race to rise as Death Knight.
Titanforge replaced by Corrupted
Titanforge system was added years ago as an experiment back in 2012 in Throne of Thunder raid during the Mist of Pandaria expansion. It was not the same as it is right now because it had a fixed 6 ilvl upgrade. Sockets at gear were fixed, so there were less of a random because essentially it was a 50/50 roll between baseline items and TF. With WoW Legion release this system has become a way more random because of the very high cap of Titanforging ilvl. This system works the same way in Battle for Azeroth mostly and a huge amount of players was not satisfied with titanforging and how it makes the game lack the ending point.
In 8.3 patch Blizzard decided to test a new system of loot in World of Warcraft. This system is called Corrupted gear and it thematically revolves around the Visions of N’zoth and all the Old Gods stuff. Corrupted is going to replace titanforging. However, gear from previous patches will still be able to become titanforged while the gear cap stays the same – 455 ilvl. All new 8.3 loot won’t be able to change it’s ilvl but it can become corrupted.
Gear from any source of 8.3 content like new raid, mythic+ during Season 4, all PvP, world quests, Titan assaults, and Horrific Visions can become Corrupted. It means that an item will have some positive effect that increases your stats by some percentage or even gives you a unique additional source of dps or hps. But also this item will have some amount of corruption stat on it. Just take a look at this picture.
The more corruption you will have, the more negative effect it will cause. For example: if you have from 1 to 19 of Corruption receiving damage might slow you down. The more corruption you have the more speed reduction will grow. At 20 to 39 corruption your spells can summon an eye that will damage you while you are in its small void zone. At 40 to 59 receiving damage can summon a copy of your character that will try to chase you down. If it reaches you will receive a lot of damage. At 60 to 79 will significantly buff the previous effects. After 80 corruption you always receive more damage and healing done to you will be reduced.
What else you should know about Corrupted items and what you will find in this article:
- There is also a way to reduce your corruption stat with new Legendary Cloak and all the new essences are going to give 10 corruption resistance. But we’ll speak about both of these later.
- You can cleanse your item from the corruption. Both the corruption and the bonus will be gone.
Corrupted weapons from Ny’alotha have a special place in Corrupted items family. All of them have a unique effect on that particular weapon, so no RNG here. All of them give 25 corruption but their bonus is totally worth it. Here you can find a full list of Ny’alotha corrupted weapons and what classes can use them, what boss drops it and what the effect is.
Devastation’s Hour: Your attacks have a chance to trigger a beam of Twilight Devastation, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all enemies in front of you. Drops from N’Zoth the Corruptor primarily used by Arms & Fury Warriors, Unholy Death Knights, and Retribution Paladins, as well as Blood Death Knights though it’s meant to be a DPS weapon.
Qwor N’lyeth: Your damaging abilities build the Echoing Void. Each time it builds, Echoing Void has a chance to collapse, dealing 1% of your Health as Shadow damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec until no stacks remain. Drops from Ka’zir the Hivemind, primarily used by Brewmaster Monks, and Guardian Druids, as well as Feral Druids and Survival Hunters although it’s meant to be a tank weapon.
Shard of the Black Empire: Your attacks have a chance to spawn a tentacle which Mind Flays your target for 10930 Shadow damage every second for 10 sec. Drops from Carapace Fury of N’Zoth, primarily used by Assassination and Subtlety Rogues
Shgla’yos, Astral Malignity: Your spells and abilities have a chance to strike a nearby enemy with an Infinite Star, dealing 0 Arcane damage and increasing their damage taken from your Infinite Stars by 25%, stacking up to 10 times. Drops from Carapace Fury of N’Zoth, primarily used by Mages and Warlocks.
Unguent Caress: Your attacks have a chance to lash your target with a living tentacle, dealing (30% of Attack power) Shadow damage and snaring them by 30% for 6 sec. Drops from Ra-den, primarily used by Demon Hunters, Enhancement Shaman, Windwalker Monks, and Outlaw Rogues.
Vorzz Yoq’al: Gain Void Ritual, giving your spells and abilities a chance to increase all secondary stats by 10 every sec for 20 sec. This chance is increased if at least 2 nearby allies also have Void Ritual. Drops from Dark Inquisitor Xanesh, primarily used by Priests, Holy Paladins, Restoration & Elemental Shaman, Balance & Restoration Druids.
Faralos, Empire’s Dream: Your damaging abilities build stacks of Searing Flames. When you reach 30 stacks, exhale a Searing Breath, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all targets in front of you. Drops from Wrathion, primarily used by Frost Death Knights, as well as Protection Warriors and Protection Paladins though it’s meant to be a DPS weapon.
Sk’shuul Vaz: Gain Obsidian Skin, increasing your Armor by 5%. While in combat, explode with Obsidian Destruction every 30 sec, dealing Shadow damage equal to 300% of your Armor to all enemies within 20 yds. Drops from Maut, primarily used by Blood Death Knights while tanking, though Arms & Fury Warriors, Unholy Death Knights, and Retribution Paladins can use it for damage as well.
An’zig Vra: Your auto attacks have a 25% chance to bite into the target’s soul, dealing 2% of your health in damage and healing you for that amount. Drops from Maut, primarily used by Survival Hunters and Feral Druids, as well as Guardian Druids and Brewmaster Monks although it’s meant to be a DPS weapon
Whispering Eldritch Bow: Your auto-shots reduce the remaining cooldown of a random Hunter ability by 1.0 sec. Drops from Prophet Skitra, primarily used by Marksman & Beast Mastery Hunters.
Mar’kowa, the Mindpiercer: Your mind’s true potential is unlocked, causing your spells to grant you flashes of insight. Gain between 1% and 8% Intellect at all times. Drops from Drest’agath, primarily used by Mistweaver Monks, Holy Paladins, Elemental & Restoration Shaman.
Eyestalk of Il’gynoth: Your Spells and Abilities have a chance to show you the Ineffable Truth, increasing the rate your cooldowns recover by 20% for 12 sec. Drops from Il’gynoth, primarily used by Mages, Priests, and Warlocks.
The developers of the World of Warcraft have finally understood how much value sockets have for the gear. This is why in patch 8.3 you will be able to add a socket to any item in your gear with exception of Azerite armor and Heart of Azeroth. To buy an item for upgrade you will need to spend a new currency Corrupted Mementos. You will earn it through Titan Assaults and Horrific Visions. The cost of the Gouged eye of N’zoth is 25 000.
We’ve already mentioned the opportunity of removing a corruption effect from the corrupted item. M.O.T.H.E.R. will provide you a Titanic Purification System that allows you to remove corruption. The cost of this operation is extremely low – 5 Corrupted Mementos. This system allows you to use your new items even if your corruption indicator is already at high value and you don’t really want to swap your corrupted gear.
Ny’alotha, the Waking City
The time has come. Old god N’zoth was unshackled by defeating the Azshara in Eternal Palace in Patch 8.2. But we are ready to jump into the patch 8.3 where N’zoth and his army are preparing to conquer the Azeroth once again. So it is up to you to stop the Old God’s corruption by striking it right into the heart – Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
Ny’alotha, the Waking City is a new 8.3 raid that counts as Tier 25 in World of Warcraft and as 5th raid of Battle for Azeroth or 4th as big one during this expansion.
- Patch 8.3 Visions of N’zoth goes live on 14th and 15th of January for the US and EU respectively
- Normal and Heroic Difficulty of Ny’alotha, the Waking City opens on 21st and 22nd of January for the US and EU respectively
- Mythic difficulty and 1st wing of LFR opens on 28th and 29th of January for the US and EU respectively
Ny’alotha, the Waking City is going to be the biggest raid of Battle for Azeroth. 12 bosses in one raid make Ny’alotha, the Waking City one of the biggest raids in World of Warcraft, especially considering the fact who is the last boss in the raid – N’zoth himself! Let’s check the full list of the bosses in Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
- Wrathion, The Black Emperor
- The Prophet Skitra
- Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
- The Hivemind
- Shad’har the Insatiable
- Ra-den the Despoiled
- Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn
- Carapace of N’Zoth
- N’Zoth, the Corruptor
Big raids always mean some skips. And Ny’alotha 8.3 raid is not an exception. After 4 weeks of clearing out the Ny’alotha, you will complete the raid quest that requires 4 parts. By collecting them you will open a shortcut from 1st boss Wrathion to Carapace of N’Zoth – the pre-last 11th boss.
The boss’s order is pretty complicated this time around. There are a lot of options to go to. Killing Wrathion, The Black Emperor will give you a choice between Maut and The Prophet Skitra. After this point you have 4 ways to go: Dark Inquisitor Xanesh that will open a path to Vexiona, The Hivemind is a gate to Ra-den, Shad’har the Insatiable and Drest’agath are both leading to Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn. After killing 3 last bosses of their wings the way to Carapace of N’Zoth will be clear. Once you defeat him, there is only one boss left – N’Zoth, the Corruptor.
Ny’alotha raid loot
There are 12 bosses in Ny’alotha, the Waking City 8.3 raid and the item levels are:
- LFR 430
- Normal 445
- Heroic 460
- Mythic 475
* 2 last bosses of Ny’alotha, the Waking City: Carapace of N’Zoth and N’Zoth, the Corruptor will drop the slightly better loot. Items from them have additional 10 item levels so the final values will be:
- LFR 440
- Normal 455
- Heroic 470
- Mythic 485
As it was in previous raids of Battle for Azeroth, in 8.3 Ny’alotha, the Waking City has the same system of raid sets. It means that sets of armor types will stay the same for all classes. Let’s take a closer look at each raid set of cloth, leather, mail, and plate of Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
Everybody knows that the main indicator of your progress in WoW is your item level. With the new Corrupted system, the best available loot returns to raids, just like old times. It is quite challenging to find a proper raid group to go for all bosses without wipes. And during the first weeks of 8.3, it will be simply impossible. What alternatives do you have? How about hiring a raid of professional raiders on Overgear? Check all the Ny’alotha raids schedule and choose the raid you like the most.
Mythic N’zoth mount
Since the Battle for Dazar’alor, we didn’t have any mounts from last bosses. But the time has come, N’zoth will drop with 100% chance 1 epic mount at Mythic difficulty as it usually was with other bosses. Ny’alotha Allseer is a new raid mount from N’zoth. Its model is very close to The Hivemind mount.
Apart from Ny’alotha Allseer from N’zoth, there are 2 more mounts in Ny’alotha.
The second mount looks like a reward for completing the storyline of Battle for Azeroth like it was in Warlords of Draenor with Reins of the Grove Warden and in Legion with Kirin Tor Summoning Crystal. The mount is Uncorrupted Voidwing.
Mythic+ Season 4
New 8.3 patch concludes the Season 3 and the Affix Beguiling fades away. Let’s say goodbye to the annoying Azshara’s servants in our dungeons. The first week after 8.3 release will be a midseason week and only with the launch of the Heroic raid of Ny’alotha, The Waking City Season 4 for Mythic + and new PvP season will start. Just for clarifying 14-21 January week is a mid-season. The Beguiling will still work, and your weekly chest won’t give you any Titan Residuum.
New Seasonal Affix
Awakened is a new seasonal affix for mythic+ dungeons for 10+ keys and above. This affix will place obelisks inside the dungeons in different places. If you use them you will be dragged into Ny’alotha world where you can defeat N’zoth lieutenants. Their death will open a portal that will allow you to skip some parts of the dungeon in both realms without contacting the enemies in the dungeon. Awakened gives you an opportunity to skip unwanted packs during the mythic plus playthrough so the value of rogues and invisibility potions goes down. However, if you think you won’t need this affix and you can go through the dungeon with good old skips, you may be surprised. If you won’t defeat these mobs in another realm they will reach you on the last boss fight and that will make the last fight simply impossible.
Mythic+ Operation: Mechagon
Like a Karazhan in Legion, Operation: Mechagon will become a mythic+ version dungeon in patch 8.3. Being a very big dungeon it will be split into 2 parts. Mechagon Junkyard key with King Grobbamak, Gunker, Trixie & Naeno, and HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit as the final boss. And Mechagon Workshop with Tussle Tonks, K.U.-J.0., Machinist’s Garden and King Mechagon himself as the last fight in this wing. Like it was in Legion you will receive the loot in the end only from the bosses you have killed.
In season 4 of the 8.3 patch rewards system was slightly changed. The maximum item level of a dungeon gear is now capped not on the 10th key but on the 15th. Upon completion of the +15 key, you will receive 465 ilvl gear. That is 5 ilvl higher than Heroic Ny’alotha raid loot except for 2 last bosses.
Battle for Azeroth Keystone Conqueror: Season Four will finally have a special reward, not just a Feats of Strength achievement. Now it also rewards a title <.., the Awakened>. You need to complete all +10 Battle for Azeroth dungeons in time including 2 new Operation: Mechagon wings: Mechagon Junkyard and Mechagon Workshop.
Battle for Azeroth Keystone Master: Season Four will also have a new reward. If you complete all Mythic+ dungeons on level 15 or higher in time, you will be rewarded with a new mount: Awakened Mindborer.
Weekly Chest Rewards
Weekly chest for the completion of the 15th key will drop 475 gear. That is equal to Mythic raid loot from Ny’alotha except for the last 2 bosses that drop 485 ilvl.
There are also some updates with Titan Residuum. As it was announced, all your Titan Residuum from Season 3 will transform to Silver 1 to 1. New Titan Residuum amounts gained and item costs will be reduced.
Here is the table of you weekly Keystone and Titan Residuum:
|Keystone Level||Season 3 Amount||Season 4 Amount|
Titan residuum vendor will sell:
- Random 445 Azerite (Normal): 175 (was 1,725)
- Random 460 Azerite (Heroic): 900 (was 9,000)
- Random 475 Azerite (Mythic): 4750 (was 47,500)
- Specific 475 Azerite (Mythic): 20,000 (was 200,000)
- Rank 4 Essence: 75 (was 800)
Scrapping items in Season 4:
- 445 Item Level (Normal): 40 (was 365)
- 460 Item Level (Heroic): 200 (was 2,000)
- 475 Item Level (Mythic): [Estimated] 1,000 (was 10,000)
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BfA Season 4 PvP
PvP Season 4 will start at the same time as Heroic Raid Mythic+ season on 21st for the US and 22nd of January for EU players. There are no new updates in the PvP system but there are new PvP sets and Elite Arena Sets.
WoW 8.3 Legendary Cloak
One of the major mechanics of patch 8.3 Visions of N’zoth is Corruption. Our old friend Wrathion has returned to help us once again and give us new Legendary cloak – Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve. This cloak will help your characters to improve their resistance against Corruption stat from gear and also will allow you to stay longer in Horrific Visions. While moving through the patch 8.3 content you will be able to improve your Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve and its corruption resistance.
Wrathion also becomes a vendor of such 8.3 items like:
- Vessel of Horrific Visions for 10000 Coalescing Visions – You can use the item to enter a Horrific Vision.
- Gouged Eye of N’Zoth for 25000 Corrupted Mementos – Consumable used to add a socket to an item.
- Wicked Swarmer for 100000 Corrupted Mementos – Aqir Flying mount.
Horrific Visions is a new PvE scenario for collecting Corrupted Mementos and upgrading level of your Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve legendary cloak. Horrific visions are flexible and you can enter them alone or with full party of 5 players.
To enter the Horrific Vision you need Vessel of Horrific Visions that you can buy from the Wrathion for 10 000 Coalescing Visions. During the week the sources of farming Coalescing Visions are restricted so you can enter a maximum of 3 Horrific Visions during the week.
As we said before – Horrific Vision is a PvE scenario. You will enter to the alternative version of Stormwind or Orgrimmar. In this realm, N’zoth has succeeded in the battle for Azeroth and corrupted the whole planet. While staying in Horrific Vision you will have a bar of sanity. If it reaches 0 you will be knocked out of this realm. Your Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve can be upgraded and in future it will help you keep the sanity longer. If you die during the scenario it also ends, so be careful. Play safe and stay alive this is the only way to obtain maximum Corrupted Mementos and make your character stronger.
During your visit you’ll be able only to kill the main boss – for the rest you won’t have enough sanity. Titan Research mechanic will allow you to upgrade your Horrific Visions runs by spending Corrupted Mementos.
Upgrading your legendary cloak is very important for 2 reasons. First – you will be more efficient in horrific visions and receive more currency for better upgrades. Second – Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve is very useful in Ny'alotha, the Waking City raid.
Horrific Visions Rewards
Main reward for completing Horrific Vision is new currency – Corrupted Mementos. You will use them to upgrade your Legendary Cloak and make the Horrific Visions easier. Also, you need this currency for the Gouged Eye of N’Zoth that allows to add a socket into an item.
There are also cosmetic rewards – Faceless Masks of different colors.
There is also a chance to meet a rare spawn mob during the Horrific Vision scenario that can drop the Mail Muncher mount.
Big part of 8.3 patch activities is N’zoth Assaults. This is an open-world activity that switches between 2 old locations with Titan facilities: Uldum from Cataclysm era and Vale of Eternal Blossoms of Pandaria. One of these 2 zones is under attack by N’zoth himself.
While the location is under the pressure of the old god you may find lots of activities to do and kick enemies out from our realm. Doing any Titan assaults activities will reward you with Coalescing Visions that you can spend on the Vessel of Horrific Visions to enter the Horrific Visions and collect Corrupted Mementos that is needed to upgrade your legendary cloak and to add sockets to your gear.
8.3 World Bosses
Titan Assaults also bring new world bosses. There are 2 of them and each belongs to the location where the assault is going on. Item level drop is 430 which is equal to the LFR Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
Grand Empress Shek’zara is a Mantid queen. She is related to the Pandaria location.
Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker is an Aqir race world boss. Located at Uldum during the Old God Assault.
Heart of Azeroth in 8.3
During 8.2 and 8.2.5 patches Heart of Azeroth was limited by 70 levels. Patch 8.3 will bring additional 10 levels. 2 stamina traits Perseverance at 71 and 80 levels and one additional minor slot for essences at level 75.
After reaching level 80 your Heart of Azeroth will still progress with item level which will buff your stats a bit more per each level.
8.3 New Essences
Patch 8.3 could not be without some new essences. There are overall 7 new essences from 3 different sources.
New questline of Magni gives 3 essences for each role:
- Breath of the Dying for DPS roles
- Touch of the Everlasting for the Tank players
- Spirit of Preservation for the Healers
There are 3 more essences you can get for each role from Horrific Visions:
- Spark of Inspiration for DPS roles
- Strength of the Warden for the Tank players
- Unwavering Ward for the Healers
And one common essence from Ny’alotha raid. Same way as it was for Eternal Palace raid essence. Collect Encrypted Ny’alothan Text from Prophet Skitra, Ra’den, Vexiona, Il’gynoth, N’zoth and unite them to get an essence:
There are also some news about old essences of the previous season. If somehow you didn’t obtain essences from Nazjatar or Mechagon these news are for you:
- Lucid Dreams requirements for level 2 and 3 are 2400 and 4800 instead of 3000 and 6000 experience of your followers
- All levels of Essences from Nazjatar and Mechagon obtainable from reputation now require less reputation. From Honored/Revered/Exalted to Friendly/Honored/Revered.
- There is also some additional help for alts. Now you can exchange your Manapearls for reputation tokens which are account-wide.
8.3 Class Changes
One of the most interesting questions of each patch. We give you full list of class tunings 8.3 patch. Note that during and after heroic week of Ny’alotha there will be more 8.3 class changes.
- Moonfire damage and periodic damage reduced by 10%.
- Sunfire damage and periodic damage reduced by 10%.
- High Noon (Azerite Trait) damage increased by 11%.
- Power of the Moon (Azerite Trait) damage increased by 11%.
- Mastery: Harmony healing bonus reduced by 9%.
- High Noon (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%.
- Ice Lance damage increased by 20%.
- Stamina bonus reduced to 30% (was 35%).
- Stagger percentage reduced to 90% of Agility (was 105%).
- High Tolerance now increases the effectiveness of Stagger by 5% (was 8%).
- Fixed a bug causing Gift of the Ox orbs to spawn too often for players with high amounts of Stamina.
- Rising Mist healing increased 33% and now extends Heal-over-time effects by 4 seconds (was 2 seconds).
- Life Cocoon now absorbs for 55% of the caster’s maximum health (was 1100% of the caster’s spell power).
- Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 25%.
- Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%.
- Glimmer of Light (Azerite Trait) healing reduced 12%, and may now be applied to a maximum of 8 targets.
- Penance healing increased by 15%.
- Atonement healing reduced to 50% (was 55%).
- Purge the Wicked damage reduced 10%.
- Power Word: Solace damage reduced 10%.
- Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 9%.
- Mastery: Grace effectiveness increased by 12%.
- Schism now increases damage done from Priest spells and abilities only.
- Auspicious Spirits damage bonus reduced to 25% (was 50%).
- Fixed a bug causing Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) to be increased by 75% if you do not have Auspicious Spirits talented.
- Chorus of Insanity critical strike bonus reduced by 25%.
- Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 8%.
- Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 8%.
- Deathbolt now deals 20% of the total remaining damage of the Warlock’s damage over time effects on the target (was 30%).
- Drain Soul damage increased by 50%.
- Nightfall now increases the damage of Shadow Bolt by 50% (was 25%), and now activates 33% more often.
Heritage armor for Goblin and Worgen
After the first news about model update for Goblin and Worgen, there was a question about heritage armor. And here it comes in the patch 8.3. If you have at least one level 120 character of these races you can start the questline for a heritage armor.
8.3 New Mounts
There are some new mounts to add to your collection in patch 8.3. We’ve already mentioned some of them in previous sections but still, 8.3 patch has more to offer. Let’s see them all:
Ny’alotha, the Waking City may offer 3 new mounts. They are:
- Ny’alotha Allseer from Mythic N’zoth, the Corruptor drops 100% until Shadowlands content will arrive
- Glory of the Ny’alotha Raider will reward players with Wriggling Parasite, and there is a special reward for players who will claim Heroic Ahead of the Curve at Ny’alotha – Uncorrupted Voidwing.
Horrific visions also have one mount to offer – Mail Muncher. Rare drop.
Like Alliance quest for flying bee now both factions can taming the hatchling of Aqir. After doing all the questline you will be able to fly on Shadowbarb Drone.
While doing Titan Assaults you will find a lot of ways to obtain a new mount. There are a lot of enemies that have 8.3 mounts in their drop lists. Here you can find 7 of them: Clutch of Ha-Li, Ivory Cloud Serpent, Reins of the Drake of the Four Winds, Waste Marauder, Malevolent Drone, Xinlao and Ren’s Stalwart Hound.
New factions – new mounts! The Uldum Accord is ready to sell the Wastewander Skyterror for 24 000 gold if you reach Exalted with them. Rajani has a very special surprise for mount collectors. They offer you to buy a Rajani Warserpent but things are not that simple. There is a reputation requirement, but there is no gold cost. They will only sell it to you if you were lucky enough to find the Pristine Cloud Serpent Scale.
There are also some updates for mounts in Vol’dun. Slightly Damp Pile of Fur can drop from the world boss Dunegorger Kraulok.
Reins of the Springfur Alpaca is a quest reward for the Alpaca It In which requires you to feed a Friendly Alpaca with Gersahl Greens in Uldum for 7 days. Alpacas can spawn in different spots across the location.
Reins of the Elusive Quickhoof – Feed an Elusive Quickhoof with Seaside Leafy Greens Mix. Use the macro /tar Elusive Quickhoof and good luck!
There is also an announcement for players who are still dreaming of Reins of the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur. That auction house mount will become unobtainable in the Shadowlands expansion and all its owners will obtain an achievement Conspicuous Consumption. So if you are collecting gold to buy the Brutosaur there is not much time left – the duration of patch 8.3 plus some additional patch during the year before Shadowlands.
All the new 8.3 mounts and many others are sold on Overgear. Choose the most desired mount and get it in no time.