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Upcoming Front Page Improvements and Survey Giveaway
2017/05/26 at 4:25 PM
World of Warcraft is constantly changing, and as part of that process, the Wowhead team evaluates our own site content to see if we can do anything better. We have been hard at work revamping the front page and have a preview to share with our users today.
We also have a
to fill out; as thanks for answering this survey we'll be randomly picking 10 users who complete our survey to win a
Wowhead's 2016 Year in Review and Happy New Year
2016/12/31 at 10:02 AM
2016 for the Wowhead team was a big year with the launch of Legion and the Warcraft movie! Here's a look back at what we're particularly proud of including Wowhead BlizzCon pins, attending the Warcraft movie premiere, and all the different updates that went into preparing the site for Legion.
Site Updates: Wowhead News Alerts for Discord, Layout Improvements
2016/12/14 at 5:41 PM
The Wowhead team has two site updates to share today: a
Wowhead News Webhook
to receive news alerts in Discord, as well as a revamped layout for fewer ads and some design improvements. For more site updates, check out
last month's post
which introduced the Favorites Feature and a reduced Premium price.
Upcoming Wowhead Navigation Menu Redesign
2016/10/17 at 12:24 PM
Following the launch of Legion, the Wowhead team has been gathering data on how users find information on our site. Our goal is to provide the best possible information on WoW...but sometimes that information could be easier to find!
It soon became clear that the navigation bar and large vertical drop-down menus were in need of a fresh coat of paint. We have a few proposed changes in store, which you can read about and preview in the full article.
Wowhead Character Tracking Tools - Flying, Quest Tracking, Collections and More
2016/09/07 at 5:07 PM
Wowhead has a lot of site features related to character profiles and collections. These profiles were down on Blizzard's end for Legion launch, but they've happily been fixed as of today. So here's a quick look at what importing your Battle.net character profile can help you with on Wowhead, like
Broken Isles Pathfinder
New Site Features: Today in Legion for World Quest Tracking, Broken Isles Flying, WeakAuras Customization Tool
2016/09/02 at 3:00 PM
We're following up on our
with some new site features:
Today in Legion
Broken Isles Flying
, and WeakAura customization for all class spells!
New Site Feature: Guide System for User-Submitted Class Information
2016/06/30 at 5:33 PM
In preparation for all the class changes coming in the 7.0 Legion Pre Patch, the Wowhead staff has spruced up the guide system! In addition to our
for all specs, we also want to encourage users to share their builds used for different situations. With more spec-specific talents and the brand-new Artifact and Relic system, there's a ton of variety to share!
Writing guides can be tricky, so we designed a new user-friendly UI for writing class guides, which allows you to do the following new things:
Embed Talent, Honor Talents, and Artifact Calculator builds into the guide, with notes on each ability choice.
Leave tags specifying the skill level required for your build, and if it's suitable for different categories of PvE and PvP. Perhaps you're looking for a simple build for an alt, or something specifically for dungeons on your main.
Select stat weights and rank useful enchants, gems, and food.
Leave notes on any important items that impact your build, such as
Previously-published Legion Talent guides have been converted to the new system.
The guide system is also mobile-friendly and you can easily skip between guide sections with our new navigation bar! Guides can be browsed on our
Class Guide Section
(note the Legion subdomain in the URL) and can be further filtered by spec and tag.
To set up a Legion Class Guide, just go to "
Create New Guide
" on any guide page and select "Classes" from the guide category, then pick a spec. You can also set up a guide for a spec via the "Create New Guide" option on the
Legion Talent Calculator
. Do note that several options, such as the Artifact Calculator, are only available if the guide is edited on the Legion subdomain.
In preparation for Legion, we have also added several new guide sections:
, and split off
We look forward to seeing your guides, whether you're on the beta or PTR, or want to write one when the pre patch hits live servers! We would love feedback from any beta/PTR players as to anything they'd like to see added to this spec template.
New Site Feature: Transmog Wardrobe Collection Tool
2016/05/24 at 11:09 AM
Wowhead's latest site feature, the
, lets you track your collected transmog appearances in preparation for Legion! In the Legion pre-patch, your transmog options will be stored as an account-wide collection, freeing up tons of bag space.
Import your entire collection, including items in bags, void storage, and the bank, onto Wowhead. We'll also show rewards you've deleted from quests.
Please read the post for full instructions on how to import your collection. It involves verifying your character and logging on in-game with the Wowhead Client.
Filter by items collected, by slot, and by source. Useful if you're working towards the
Add additional characters to see which of their collected items will count towards your main character's collection.
Mouse over an appearance to see all items with that look, as well as which character has collected it.
There are several restrictions we have tried to take into account for account-wide collections, such as class restrictions on Tier appearances and mail items changing to plate in Legion.
We've written several guides to transmog in Legion as well:
Legion Transmog FAQ
Tips for the Fabulous Achievement
New Site Feature: Save and Share Custom Transmog Outfits
2016/02/03 at 5:09 PM
With the success of the Dressing Room and other transmog tools, the Wowhead team has launched
--a place to share your custom transmog sets with other Wowhead users and save them to the database.
To create an outfit: On the "Save" option for the
, there is a new option to "Save as a New Outfit."
To view an outfit: Go to our new
section of the database and search by name, class, race, and gender to narrow down results.
Legion transmog sets, including Artifact Weapon Appearances and sets for Demon Hunters, can be added via the
Legion Dressing Room
and shared on the
The Outfit page for your set will load your character's unique appearance next to your selected transmog items. Identical items will also be displayed in case users want additional ways to try for a particular item. As the author, you can also leave a description explaining the inspiration behind your set! Users visiting the page can also leave comments, upvote, and find similar sets that use many of the same items.
As the Wowhead team is very excited about transmog in Legion, we've been working on additional features recently:
recommended transmog pairings on item and set pages
wardrobe tool for quest reward appearances
New Site Features: Transmog Recommendations Including Weapons, Improved Modelviewer, Icon Database
2016/01/20 at 11:11 AM
The Wowhead team has a few new site features to share today, including advanced transmog recommendations on items and transmog set pages, as well as an improved modelviewer and new icon set database.
We're scanning all the characters on Battle.net to show you what are the most popular pairings for each item and transmog set on Wowhead. Is your favorite transmog set missing shoulders like ? We now show the top 4 matches for each missing slot on our transmog set pages, as well as key slots like weapons, tabards, shirts, and capes on
transmog set pages like . Below are some of the suggestions:
More details on our new site features in the full post.
New Site Feature: Wardrobe Appearances from Quests, Druid Forms in Artifact Calculator Modelviewer
2016/01/07 at 10:59 AM
The Legion alpha may not be up yet, but the Wowhead team has been hard at work with site features for the expansion!
Wardrobe Tool: Appearances from Quests
In Legion, you will automatically unlock appearances for all rewards from quests you have previously completed--including those you've deleted. To help you plan in advance and remember what deleted appearances you've collected, we've made
Your Quest Wardrobe
. This will also help mail and plate users keep track of what quest appearances they'll gain or lose with the
low level armor changes in Legion
, Input your character's name and realm and you'll see a list of all collected and missing appearances from in-game quests, with the names of the quests beneath the images.
As the Legion Alpha is very new, this tool does not cover gear from removed quests and non-quest appearances. Account-wide behavior for quest rewards on the Alpha is also not yet finalized. We look forward to growing this tool and other transmog resources on Wowhead over the upcoming months!
Artifact Cat and Bear Forms in Modelviewer
The Artifact Weapon Calculator now displays special versions of
Cat Forms for Feral Druids
Bear Forms for Guardian Druids
. Equipping Feral and Guardian artifact weapons will modify your shapeshifted appearance, as your weapons will be hidden.
Simply click on the "Appearances" tab when a weapon is selected, and then click on the tint squares next to each style's name to browse them. You can rotate the model and double-click to open it up full-screen.
Below are videos of all the different artifact weapon forms:
Artifact Weapon Trait and Relic Calculator Now Live
2015/12/04 at 2:42 PM
Legion Artifact Calculator
is now live! This calculator displays all artifact traits, including their proper order, and trait modifications from Artifact Relics. Note that some artifact weapons are not yet complete, but they will be updated in future builds.
Maw of the Damned
Ashbringer + Relics
Blades of the Fallen Prince + Relics
Oakbringer - NYI
Twinblades of the Deceiver
T'uure, Beacon of the Naaru
The Aldrachi Warblades - NYI
Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire
Scythe of Elune + Relics
Fangs of Ashamane - NYI
Claws of Ursoc + Relics
Fangs of the Devourer + Relics
G'Hanir, the Mother Tree
The Fist of Ra-Den
Thas'dorah, Legacy of the Windrunners
Scepter of Azshara - NYI
Talonclaw, Spear of the Wild Gods
Ulthalesh, the Deadwind Harvester + Relics
Aluneth, Greatstaff of the Magna + Relics
Skull of the Man'ari - NYI
Felo'melorn + Relics
Scepter of Sargeras + Relics
Ebonchill, Greatstaff of Alodi + Relics
Stromkar, the Warbreaker - NYI
Fu Zan, the Wanderer's Companion - NYI
Warswords of the Valarjar + Relics
Sheilun, Staff of the Mists
Scale of the Earth-Warder + Relics
Fists of the Heavens
Dandor's Fury - NYI
The Silver Hand
Truthguard - NYI
You can spend Artifact Power on unlocking traits for your Artifact Weapon. There is a starting trait marked by a gold circle, minor traits marked as smaller circles, and major traits marked by gold dragon circles.
You can unlock your traits in a set order, which we have replicated on our calculator. You cannot start unlocking traits anywhere on the weapon UI in-game. You can eventually unlock every single trait, which our calculator's behavior reflects.
As you select your traits on our calculator, a summary of your traits and ranks will appear underneath the calculator for easy reference.
Our calculator also supports Artifact Relics. Every weapon can have two types of relics socketed, and relics can be acquired from most content in Legion--boss drops, quest rewards, etc.
Relics increase your weapon's item level and also unlock
for minor traits.
These relics only affect
--you cannot apply extra ranks onto any trait on your weapon.
Vale Shadow Frost
Let It Go
4 ranks maximum
, up from
Relics can be socketed on the calculator by clicking on the relic graphics at the top of the calculator and selecting the relics from the drop-down menu. Traits that are affected by a relic will light up with a white border when that relic is selected. Once a relic is chosen, you can then add additional ranks to that particular trait.
Not every weapon has relic data yet, below are the weapons that do:
Frost Death Knight: Blades of the Fallen Prince
Guardian Druid: Claws of Ursoc
Balance Druid: Scythe of Elune
Arcane Mage: Aluneth, Greatstaff of the Magna
Fire Mage: Felo'melorn
Frost Mage: Ebonchill
Retribution Paladin: Ashbringer
Subtlety Rogue: Fangs of the Devourer
Affliction Warlock: Ulthalesh, the Deadwind Harvester
Destruction Warlock: Scepter of Sargeras
Fury Warrior: Warswords of the Valajar
Protection Warrior: Scale of the Earth-Warder
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