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What to do Before the Legion Pre-Patch
2016/04/18 at 12:20 PM
With the announcement that Legion is coming on August 30th, here is a list of things to get done before the Legion prepatch hits! Before an expansion launches, there is a prepatch where class and UI updates are added, while some other types of content are removed. We do not know when the Legion prepatch is coming, but with the expansion on August 30th, your time is limited to get some content and achievements done.\r
From transmog for
and the Fabulous title to
Reins of the Grove Warden
from Heroic Archimonde to the legendary ring questline, there's something for everyone to work on before the prepatch hits.\r
What's going away: Challenge Mode Rewards, Archimonde Moose, Warlords Digital rewards, legendary questline completion, tons of gold from missions\r
What's more difficult: Draenor achievements, Mythic mounts, Garrison Invasion bosses\r
What to prepare for: new transmog system, collecting tabards and shirts, additional toys in Toy Box, leveling alts for Legion lore
Warlords of Draenor Challenge Mode Guide, Friday Update Arcade
2015/02/13 at 11:27 AM
Adding to our collection of Warlords PvE guides, we have a new Warlords of Draenor Challenge Mode guide! With Challenge Mode rewards being increased to ilvl 660 in Patch 6.1, now is the perfect time to read up on this difficult content.\r
In this guide you'll find information on the rewards including the
Challenger's War Yeti
, tips on useful consumables like
Draenic Invisibility Potion
, and gold strategy videos by HamletEJ.\r
Hamlet is a familiar face at Wowhead, writing the Restoration Druid, Balance Druid, and Highmaul Raid Missions guides, as well as the healing section and videos for the Proving Grounds Silver Guide. Hamlet can be found on Twitter at HamletEJ and maintains a variety of healing projects on his blog.\r
Click here to see the Warlords of Draenor Challenge Mode guide!\r
Friday Update Arcade\r
Lindsay has a new episode of Friday Update Arcade, covering recent news across games from WoW, Heroes of the Storm, LoL and more!\r
WoD Challenge Modes and Rewards, Patch 6.0.2 PTR Notes, Upgrading to WoD Collector's Edition
2014/09/18 at 2:16 PM
In the latest Warlords of Draenor beta build, all Challenge Mode dungeons are open and testable. We thought it would be a fitting time to preview the rewards you get from Warlords of Draenor Challenge Modes!
The new challenge modes in Warlords of Draenor are:
Upper Blackrock Spire
Bloodmaul Slag Mines
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
. You can read about all boss abilities on the Warlords database pages, including Challenge Mode spell changes.
Interested in Mists of Pandaria Challenge Modes? The rewards are going away in a few weeks, read more about it in our 6.0 guide.
Challenge Warlord: Gold
: Unlock a series of awesome transmog weapons.
Challenge Warlords: Gold - Guild Edition
Challenge Warlord: Silver
Challenger's War Yeti
Challenge Warlord: Bronze
: the Indomitable title.
There are additional Feats of Strength for holding the realm-best time for a Warlords of Draenor challenge mode. When you currently hold that time, you are granted a special title:
Challenge Master: Grimrail Depot
: Grimrail Suplexer
Challenge Master: The Everbloom
: Violet Guardian
Challenge Master: Upper Blackrock Spire
: Lady of Blackrock, Lord of Blackrock
Challenge Master: Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Challenge Master: Skyreach
: Scion of Rukhmar
Challenge Master: Auchindoun
: Soul Preserver
Challenge Master: Iron Docks
Challenge Master: Bloodmaul Slag Mines
: Mine Master
There are daily quests for completing Challenge Modes which reward
Rusted Challenger's Strongbox
. You can pick these up from
in your faction's capital city.
Gold Transmog Weapons
Click on the image to view them in our 3D modelviewer--some of them have amazing animations!
Claws of Creation
Greatsword of the Inferno
Arcana Shard Spire
Greatstaff of Infinite Knowledge
Furnace of the Great Machine
Face of the Guardian
Preparing for 6.0: Guide to Removed Mounts, Pets, Transmog Gear, Titles, Achievements
2014/08/28 at 12:54 PM
Patch 6.0 is the pre-patch for Warlords of Draenor and it has many notable changes such as the item squish and toy box. This guide focuses on the mounts, pets, titles, and other items that you want to collect before 6.0 hits since they're going away!
The Warlords of Draenor prepatch is coming on October 14th. Also check out our guide to what's coming in 6.0!
Fiery Mechanical Mount, Warlords Animated Weapons, PvP and Challenge Mode Gear Scaling
2014/04/25 at 1:57 PM
Fiery Mechanical Horse Mount
The official @Warcraft Twitter recently posted a teaser and picture of a new mount. The tweet text seems to imply that the mount could be an upcoming Recruit-A-Friend reward. It could well relate to this placeholder mount: The Equinator!
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Fiery mechanical steeds are best when they can be used with friends. Coming Soon\u2122. <a href="http:\/\/t.co\/M8ulGgD105">pic.twitter.com\/M8ulGgD105<\/a><\/p>— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) <a href="https:\/\/twitter.com\/Warcraft\/statuses\/459815542816522240">April 25, 2014<\/a><\/blockquote>
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With the sheer quantity of animated or otherwise cool-looking weapons we've been datamining from recent
News Roundup: Challenge Mode reward updates, April Fools roundup
2014/04/02 at 1:24 PM
Challenge Mode Reward UpdatesBlizzard has just posted a blog which details changes to the Challenge Mode rewards issued when the current "season" ends.
Some rewards are getting big changes, notably the Silver reward mounts from
Ancestral Phoenix Egg
are now account-wide plus you automatically know all four color variations instead of having to pick one color. In addition, the nine titles for Realm Best times are being completely removed.
Watcher later posted clarifications on why the Realm Best titles are being permanently removed, which we've added to our blog.
* Reward ClarificationsWith the upcoming end of the Challenge Mode Season, we wanted to provide some additional clarification on how we plan to handle rewards.Achievements: All Achievements associated with Mists of Pandaria Challenge Modes will become Feats of Strength.Rewards
Bronze: The \u201cUndaunted\u201d title for achieving a full set of Bronze medals will become account-wide.
Silver: The Pandaren Phoenix mounts a
Challenge Mode Guide: Rewards, Narrated Videos, Rules and Useful Items
2013/02/16 at 11:52 AM
Today's weekend guide covers Challenge Modes, a new type of dungeon introduced in Mists of Pandaria.
They're a great way to cap
, not to mention learning more about your class outside of a raid setting. You can also get a ton of achievement points and unique rewards along the way!
In this guide, we've previewed all the rewards you can achieve, from transmog gear to mounts, and gone over special gearing and zone rules. We've also included links to helpful walkthrough videos of each zone as well as Blizzard's realm leaderboards. Finally, we made a list of unconventional items that can help shave off seconds on your run, such as
Rod of Ambershaping
for crowd control.
Click the cut to read the guide!
News Round Up: Developer Q & As, Fast Patch 5.1.0A Notes
2012/12/10 at 11:59 AM
Today we have a list of all the other recent fansite interviews with Blizzard Lead Developers. They cover a variety of topics including Mists endgame, dailies, pet battles, and the Brawler's Guild, and include transcripts, podcasts, and video interviews--so there's bound to be some topic and format that suits your tastes!\r
In addition, there are some "Fast Patch" notes for 5.1.0A that mainly cover some bug fixes for pet battles and Macs. \r
We also want to highlight OpenRaid's recent redesign, which has a brand-new layout as well as a news section, event roster pages, enhanced friends lists, and user profiles with tooltips.\r
OpenRaid makes finding a group for any raid or dungeon easy, whether you want to run an old raid for achievements or need a group for Challenge Modes. To learn more about OpenRaid, listen to the Hearthcast Interview and check out their tutorial.\r
World of Warcraft Fast Patch 5.1.0A Notes\r
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News Round Up: 5.1 Reputation Changes, "Modified By" Ability Tab
2012/11/16 at 11:44 AM
Today's news round up summarizes the reputation changes coming in 5.1, highlights Wowhead's recently improved "Modified By" tab, and features more Battle.net World Championship coverage.
If you're ever wondered what it's like to make art for Blizzard, you should also check out WoW Insider's interview with Jessica Dinh, one of the winners of Blizzard's first Student Art Ccontest. The winners got to spend several months interning at Blizzard and even put some finishing touches on Mists of Pandaria!
5.1 Reputation Changes
While the reputation grinds in Mists of Pandaria try some innovative things like removing reputation from tabards in dungeons, many players were not looking forward to repeating the grind on their alts. In 5.1, each faction now has a special commendation that can be purchased at Revered from quartermasters which unlocks a 100% bonus reputation gain for all characters on the account.
Battle.net World Championship this Weekend: Official Trailer and Event Schedule
2012/11/15 at 3:52 PM
The Battle.net World Championship is going on this entire weekend, starting on Friday, November 16th, at 6:00pm PST--and we've got all the information you need to follow along and watch the live events you want! In addition to the finals of the StarCraft II World Championship Series, there's some competition that will definitely interest WoW players as well.
The Challenge Mode Dungeons race between top guilds Stars and Supreme Quicksand is shaping up to one of the Championship highlights for WoW players. Watching teams race each other in Challenge Modes was a player-favorite at the Mists of Pandaria Launch event, and now players can watch even more races in challenge mode dungeons and the live Mogu'shan Vaults raid! With Leaderboards up, players can check them to see how these elite guilds stack up on stage against the record times currently established around the world.
In addition, the World of Warcraft Arena Global Finals are also going on, with the top two teams from each global region competing for a prize pool totaling $189,000.
And last but not least, there will be a costume contest or cosplay
News Round Up: Challenge Mode Armor Procs, Blingtron 4000 Loot
2012/10/29 at 1:03 PM
In today's news round up, we cover posts addressing BoA flying, LFR loot, Blingtron, and Conquest Points, and if raiding is your thing, be sure to check out Friday's post on Tier 14 scheduling changes. But if you're looking for news that's Halloween-themed, check out WoW Insider's guide to the spookiest places in Azeroth!
Challenge Mode Armor Procs
For achieving gold in every Challenge Mode run, players will be rewarded with a class-specific set of armor for transmogrification--but it doesn't stop there. In addition to unique artwork, these armor sets have special visual effects that proc on different abilities.
To whet players' appetites, Blizzard released a bunch of eyecatching videos this week that show off all the visual procs from Challenge Mode armor.You don't need to be wearing the armor for these effects to proc--just transmogrify them. Are you a fan of something over-the-top like the Shaman set bursting into flames, or something more understa
Introducing Challenge Mode Leaderboards
2012/09/26 at 12:31 PM
<div class="detail"><p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>And the world's gonna know your name<br \/>
And you'll be on the walls of the hall of fame<\/em><\/p><\/br>
<p>Think you're the fastest at running dungeons? Mists of Pandaria's new <a href="http:\/\/us.battle.net\/wow\/en\/game\/mists-of-pandaria\/feature\/challenge-modes">Challenge Mode<\/a> gives you an opportunity to put your speed and teamwork skills to the test. And if you want to know how you rank compared to other players from your realm, you can now view your realm's fastest times by accessing the <a href="http:\/\/us.battle.net\/wow\/challenge\/dungeon\/gate-of-the-setting-sun\/">Challenge Mode Leaderboards<\/a> in the <a href="http:\/\/us.battle.net\/wow\/en\/community\/">Community Section<\/a>.<\/p>
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