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Artifact Weapons: What's New in Patch 7.2
2017/02/26 at 10:02 AM
There have been many updates to artifact weapons since we last previewed them on the 7.2 PTR, including Infinite Traits, new Artifact costs, and more! Here's our updated rundown of what's coming for Artifacts in the patch, plus a video previewing one of the new Empowered Artifact questlines:
7.2 PTR Build 23623 Artifact Knowledge Scaling, Infinite Artifact Traits, New Emissary Cache Mounts
2017/02/22 at 1:43 PM
It's time for the weekly 7.2 PTR build; here are the data changes from today's update. Big artifact updates, some mounts from Paragon reputation satchels, Relinquished items that can reward legendaries and more. Blizzard clarified infinite artifact traits, relinquished items, and more, which we've rounded up
in this other post
Artifact Knowledge from 26-40
has been rebalanced
and grants much more Artifact Power for rank than previously in the PTR.
More details on the "Infinite" final Artifact Traits were revealed: there are 50 ranks, which increase your primary stat via the proc
Concordance of the Legionfall
create a Broken Isles item appropriate for your Loot Specialization. There is also a chance it may contain a
. Is this one of the ways to target the legendary you want in 7.2?
Legendaries require level 101
in the latest build; not sure if intended. Several legendaries have also received updated procs including the 7.2 Blacksmithing Legendary
Rethu's Incessant Courage
raid testing is on the way
for four Tomb of Sargeras bosses.
will have a mount drop from it. This version of the Emissary Cache is from the Paragon version of the reward - a special "Exalted Plus" tier coming in 7.2. You get these caches on the PTR for every 20,000 rep past exalted and collecting 10 of these rewards
Paragon of the Broken Isles
. We do not know if the mount is guaranteed to be in a cache yet.
Supplies From Highmountain
Supplies From the Valarjar
Supplies From the Court
Supplies From the Dreamweavers
Leywoven Flying Carpet
Supplies From the Nightfallen
PTR Development Notes for Build 23578, Artifact Curve Changes, Nighthold Bosses Drop AP
2017/02/14 at 3:19 PM
Another 7.2 PTR build is on the way later today. Here's the development notes and some upcoming changes to the 7.2 Artifact Power Grind. Of particular interest in the development notes:
New content open for testing includes the
Cathedral of Eternal Night
Broken Shore World Bosses
Mythic+ has received a variety of improvements such as new affixes, the removal of Overflowing, and adjustments to Artifact Power rewards. Longer dungeons now reward more AP!
Blizzard has also confirmed that their initial Artifact Knowledge and Artifact Power curves were not final in the data - the build after next should see more accurate values. Our PTR Artifact Calculator should automatically update with those values, whenever they are added.
Edit: following the Artifact Power discussion, Lore revealed that Nighthold bosses now drop Artifact Power in 7.1.5.
7.1.5 PTR: Artifact Knowledge Compendium Catch-Up
2016/11/30 at 9:08 AM
recent PTR build
added a new form of artifact knowledge catchup:
Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IV
. This allows players with lots of Artifact Knowledge to give their alts a quick boost. We've explained exactly how these items work, and how they fit in with the other catch-up option
Knowledge is Power
7.1.5 PTR: New Spell Animations, Artifact Knowledge Catch-Up, WoW Token for Battle.net Balance
2016/11/18 at 1:11 PM
7.1.5 PTR coverage continues with a look at new spell animations, a way to catch up Artifact Knowledge on alts, and the WoW Token counting towards Battle.net balance.
Patch 7.1 Developer Q&A Liveblog: Return to Karazhan Live October 25th
2016/10/14 at 12:47 PM
Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is answering all of your questions about Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan. We will be summarizing his answers below in this liveblog. This is not a direct transcript of the Q&A; to see new updates, please refresh the page. To see updates several minutes faster, please be logged into Wowhead.
Patch 7.1 will be live October 25th with the Raid Trial of Valor on November 8th!
Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv
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