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9.1.0 Chains of Domination PTR Notes – April 21

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9.1.0 Chains of Domination PTR Notes – April 21

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  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Demon’s Bite damage increased by 15%.
      • Demon Blades (Talent) damage increased by 15%.
      • Chaos Strike damage increased by 15%.
      • Annihilation damage increased by 15%.
      • Unbound Chaos (Talent) now increases the damage of your next Fel Rush by 500% (was 600%).
  • Paladin
    • Blessing of Winter from Blessing of the Seasons (Night Fae Ability) can now be applied to multiple targets simultaneously.
  • Rogue
    • Feint duration increased to 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).
    • Subtlety
      • Shuriken Storm (Rank 2) now also increases Shuriken Storm’s chance to critically strike by 15%.
      • Black Powder’s damage per combo point increased by 33%.
      • Black Powder (Rank 2) now causes targets with Find Weakness to suffer an additional 40% damage as Shadow (was 50%).
      • Shadow Techniques now triggers more frequently.
      • Backstab damage increased by 20%.
      • Gloomblade (Talent) damage increased by 20%.


  • New Covenant Campaign Chapters
    • Chapters 3, 4 and 5 are available in the April 21 update.

Dungeons and Raids

  • New Raid: Sanctum of Domination
    • The following encounters will be available for testing on April 22 [Schedule]:
      • Soulrender Dormazain
      • The Nine
  • New Dungeon Teleports: Hero’s Path: Shadowlands – Completing each Mythic Keystone dungeon at Level 20 on time will now grant an achievement and a teleport to the completed dungeon’s entrance. The teleport has an 8 hour cooldown that resets after completing a Mythic Keystone dungeon.

Pet Battles

  • New wild pets to discover and capture in Korthia.
  • Removed the cap on the amount of pets that can be owned.

Player Vs Player

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • New PvP Talent: Owlkin Adept
      • Celestial Guardian (PvP Talent) has been slightly redesigned – Bear Form reduces magic damage taken from spells by 10% and you can now cast Moonfire while in Bear Form.
    • Feral
      • New PvP Talent: Wicked Claws
      • Ferocious Wound (PvP Talent) now stacks up to 2 times (was 3).
      • Rip and Tear (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Guardian
      • New PvP Talent: Emerald Slumber
      • Roar of the Protector (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Restoration
      • New PvP Talent: Keeper of the Grove
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Chrysalis (PvP Talent) cooldown reduction for Life Cocoon reduced to 30 seconds (was 40 seconds).
    • Brewmaster
      • New PvP Talent: Nimble Brew.
      • Craft: Nimble Brew (PvP Talent) has been removed.
  • Rogue
    • Dismantle (PvP Talent) is now available to all specializations (was Outlaw only).
    • Thick as Thieves (PvP Talent) is now available to all specializations (was Outlaw only) and now increases the targets damage by 15% (was 10%), but no longer increases the Rogue’s damage (was 10%).
    • Maneuverability (PvP Talent) now removes all roots when activated in addition to its current effect.
    • Honor Among Thieves (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Assassination
      • Intent to Kill (PvP Talent) cooldown reduction for Shadowstep increased to 90% (was 66%).
      • Mind-Numbing Poison (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Outlaw
      • New PvP Talent: Float Like a Butterfly
      • New PvP Talent: Enduring Brawler
      • Control is King (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Cheap Shot grants Slice and Dice for 15 seconds and Kidney Shot restores 15 Energy per Combo Point spent.
      • Drink up me Hearties (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Crimson Vial restores 5% additional maximum health and grants 60% of it healing to allies within 15 yards.
      • Blade Flurry damage transferred from single target attacks increased by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Boarding Party (PvP Talent) radius increased to 15 yards (was 10 yards) and duration increased to 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • Take Your Cut (PvP Talent) radius increased to 15 yards (was 8 yards).
      • Cheap Tricks (PvP Talent) has ben removed.
      • Plunder Armor (PvP Talent) has been removed.
    • Subtlety
      • New PvP Talent: Distracting Mirage
      • Thief’s Bargain (PvP Talent) has been redesigned – Shadow Blades, Vanish, and Feint have 33% reduced cooldowns, but you deal 10% less damage for 6 seconds after using each ability.
      • Shadowy Duel (PvP Talent) duration reduced to 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
      • Silhouette (PvP Talent) cooldown reduction for Shadowstep increased to 67% (was 50%).
      • Cold Blood (PvP Talent) has been removed.


  • New Runecarving Powers
    • Druid, Rogue and Shaman have new powers available in the April 21 update.

The Maw

  • New Zone: Korthia
    • Visitor Dailies
      • New Visitor dailies added in the April 21 update.