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Patch 9.1.5 PTR – Build 40290

Patch 9.1.5 PTR – Build 40290
Build 40290 is now live on the PTR!

Achievement Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Mounts
Feats of Strength

  • X-45 Heartbreaker Name changed from “Big Love Rocket” to “X-45 Heartbreaker”. Obtain the Big Love Rocket X-45 Heartbreaker from Apothecary Hummel in Shadowfang Keep during Love is in the Air. Account Wide.

Pandaria Raid
Dungeons & Raids

  • Heroic: Twin Empyreans Name changed from “Heroic: Twin Consorts” to “Heroic: Twin Empyreans”. Defeat the Twin Consorts Empyreans in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty. 10 points.

Shadowlands
Quests

  • Breaking the Chains Complete the achievements listed below. Mount Reward: Bracelet of Salarangor. 10 points.Account Wide.
  • On the Offensive Complete the covenant assault achievements listed below. 15 points.Account Wide.

New Items
New cosmetic boots have been added as a reward from the Trial of Style world event. Blizzard has noted that these new boots have a unique look for races that don’t normally wear shoes and can be purchased with Trial of Style Tokens.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1 Cloth Feet Patroller’s Footwear
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1 Cloth Feet Conjuror’s Slippers
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1 Cloth Feet Thief’s Footpads
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1 Cloth Feet Keeper’s Strides
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1 Cloth Feet Augur’s Walkers
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1 Cloth Feet Stalker’s Treads
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1 Cloth Feet Cleric’s Sabatons
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1 Cloth Feet Shadow-Stitched Stalkers
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1 Cloth Feet Virulent Gravetreaders
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1 Cloth Feet Cold Cage Moccasins
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1 Cloth Feet Bloodbathed Slippers
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1 Cloth Feet Boots of the Blightbelcher
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1 Cloth Feet Searing Stompers
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1 Cloth Feet Freezing Footguards
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1 Cloth Feet Pustule Prancers
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1 Cloth Feet Corrupted Cleats
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PTR 9.1.5 Development Notes – September 21, 2021

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone! Here are the PTR notes for this week:

Classes

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Efflorescence now has a new visual. For those who enjoy the previous visual, Glyph of the Wild Mushroom is available to return the spell to its fungi appearance.
  • Monk
    • Chi Burst (Talent) now deals reduced healing beyond 6 targets.
      • Developers’ note: This spell previously used a complicated, invisible AoE-capping scheme for healing. This is being replaced with a clearer one where the amount of healing decays on each target after the 6th target is healed.
  • Priest
    • Divine Star (Talent) and Halo (Talent) now deal reduced healing beyond 6 targets.
      • Developers’ note: These spells previously used a complicated, invisible AoE-capping scheme for healing. This is being replaced with a clearer one where the amount of healing decays on each target after the 6th target is healed.
    • Divine Star’s heal cap is now independent on the outgoing and return trips.
    • Halo (Talent) healing reduced by 20%.
      • Developers’ note: Combined with the above change, this is still a net healing increase on large numbers of targets.
  • Rogue
    • Toxic Onslaught (Runecarving Power) has been slightly redesigned – When Sepsis expires on your target, you are granted two of the following effects for 10 seconds: Shadow Blades, Adrenaline Rush, or Vendetta is applied to your current target. Bonuses granted are those that are not available to your spec, eg. An Assassination Rogue will gain Adrenaline Rush and Shadow Blades.

Covenants

  • Sanctums
    • Kyrian: Path of Ascension
      • There is no longer a cost to enter the Path of Ascension. Medallions of Service are now only used in Ascension Crafting.
      • A baseline 20% buff, Progressive Power, has been activated for all soulbinds in Path of Ascension. This buff is active by default, but can be turned off via the Brazier of Progressive Power in the arena.
      • Drop rates for all Path of Ascension crafting components have been increased by 10%.
      • Soul Mirror Shards now have a chance to drop from Mawsworn Kyrian in the Maw.

Items and Rewards

  • 6 new cosmetic boots are available in the Trial of Style world event. These new boots have a unique look for races that don’t normally wear shoes and can be purchased with Trial of Style Tokens. (The boots are available at city Transmogrifiers during the PTR)

Player versus Player

  • Covenants
    • Fleshcraft (Necrolord Ability) now absorbs up to 30% of max Health while in PvP combat (was 40%).
    • When a Battleground or Arena match begins, any Fleshcraft absorb value exceeding 30% of max Health is reduced to equal 30% of max Health.
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • Strength of the Wild (PvP Talent) now increases Regrowth’s initial heal critical chance on allies by 30% (was 100%).
    • Guardian
      • Grove Protection (PvP Talent) radius significantly increased.
    • Restoration
      • Keeper of the Grove (PvP Talent) now protects the Druid from all harm while Tranquility is channeled (was prevents Tranquility from being interrupted).
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Dance of Chi’ji (Talent) procs now cause your next Spinning Crane Kick to deal 150% damage in PvP combat (was 200%).
  • Shaman
    • Unleash Shield’s (PvP Talent) Earth Shield effect now roots targets for 4 seconds (was 3 seconds) and the Lightning Shield effect now knocks back enemies 33% farther.

Quests

  • Alternate characters on an account can now choose to skip the introductory Shadowlands questline that takes place in the Maw by speaking to High Inquisitor Whitemane or Nazgrim after accepting the quest “Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons”. Please note that to enable the skip, you will need to have logged into a level 60 character who has completed the Maw introduction.
    • For those who have already begun the introductory Shadowlands questline, Jaina Proudmoore in the Forlorn Respite cave will offer to skip the rest of the introduction after the quest “A Flight From Darkness” is completed and before leaving the cave.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Group Finder Improvements
    • PvP categories now use the player’s PvP Item Level instead of their regular Item Level.

Spell Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Mounts

  • Sarge’s Tale (New) Summons and dismisses this mount. Account wide. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • X-45 Heartbreaker Name changed from “Big Love Rocket” to “X-45 Heartbreaker”. Summons and dismisses a rideable Big Love X-45 Heartbreaker prototype Rocket. This mount changes depending on your Riding skill and location. Account wide. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Unknown Class
Minor Glyphs

  • Wild Mushroom Each time you shapeshift into a Flight Form, your shapeshifted form will be randomly selected Efflorescence grows a wild mushroom at its center. Minor Glyph. Minor Glyph. 1.5 sec cast. 1.5 sec cooldown.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Feral

  • Strength of the Wild You become further adept in Caster Form and Bear Form. Caster Form When using Regrowth on an ally the initial heal will always have a critical effect have a 50% increased critical chance and the cast time of Regrowth will be reduced by 50% for 6 sec. Bear Form Maximum health while in Bear Form increased by 15% and you gain 5 Rage when attacked in Bear Form. You also learn: Strength of the Wild Maul the target for 8% of the target’s maximum health in Physical damage. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Requires Druid. Requires level 10.

Restoration

  • Keeper of the Grove Tranquility’s healing is increased by 100% and is unable to be interrupted Tranquility protects you from all harm while it is channeled, and its healing is increased by 100%. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Requires Druid. Requires level 10.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Halo Creates a ring of Holy energy around you that quickly expands to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for [ 144% [ 115% of Spell Power ] and dealing [ 103% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to enemies. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Halo Creates a ring of Holy energy around you that quickly expands to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for [ 144% [ 115% of Spell Power ] and dealing [ 103% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to enemies. 100 yd range. Instant.

Discipline, Holy, Initial

  • Halo Creates a ring of Holy energy around you that quickly expands to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for [ 144% [ 115% of Spell Power ] and dealing [ 103% of Spell Power ] Holy damage to enemies. Can be cast in Shadowform, Spirit of Redemption. Priest – Level 45 Talent. Priest – Level 45 Talent. 2.7% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 40 sec cooldown.

Runeforge Legendary Abilities
Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Toxic Onslaught Your stealth ability used while Sepsis is active grants you one of Shadow Blades, Adrenaline Rush, or applies Assassination: When Sepsis expires on your target you gain Adrenaline Rush and Shadow Blades for 10 sec. Outlaw, Subtlety: When Sepsis expires on your target you gain Adrenaline Rush and apply Vendetta to your current target for 12 sec. 10 sec. Initial: When Sepsis expires on your target for 10 sec.

Item Effects

  • Cataclysm Scouting Map Discover flight points and reveal maps established during the Cataslysm. 2 sec cast. Cataclysm. 2 sec cast.
  • Champion’s Diligence Heals you for 10% of maximum health. Instant. Heal yourself for 10. Instant.
  • Ensemble: Ravencrest’s Battleplate Name changed from “Ensemble: Ravencrest’s Plumage” to “Ensemble: Ravencrest’s Battleplate”. Collect the appearances of the Ravencrest’s Plumage armor set. Instant. Battleplate armor set. Instant.
  • Essence of Gossamer When struck in combat has a chance of shielding you in a protective barrier which will reduce damage from each attack by 0. Lasts 10 secs. sec. Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Item – Icecrown Dungeon Melee Trinket Chance on melee or ranged critical strike to increase your haste by 0 for 10 sec.Approximately 1 proc per minute.
  • Tremendous Fortitude Increases maximum health by 15% for 15 sec, up to a limit of 0 bonus health 0 for 15 sec. Shares cooldown with other Battlemaster’s trinkets. Instant.

Professions
Inscription

  • Glyph of the Wild Mushroom (New) Craft a Glyph of the Wild Mushroom. Inscription. Inscription. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Dark Parchment, Luminous Ink x 8, Umbral Ink x 24.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities

  • Soul Fracture (New) Kel’Thuzad flays his current target, inflicting 80 Shadow damage and knocking the player away. In addition, the target’s soul is sundered into 3 Soul Shards, applying stacks of Soul Exhaustion for each shard created. 100 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.

Misc Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Currency Types
Shadowlands

  • Valor – A currency used to increase the power of items from Mythic dungeons. Max Quantity: 1500.

LFG Dungeons
Dungeons

  • Azjol-Nerub (New) – Map: Azjol-Nerub. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Blackrock Caverns (New) – Map: Blackrock Caverns. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Blood Furnace (New) – Map: Hellfire Citadel: The Blood Furnace. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Grimrail Depot (New) – Map: Grimrail Depot. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Scholomance (New) – Map: Scholomance. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • The Botanica (New) – Map: Tempest Keep: The Botanica. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • The Forge of Souls (New) – Map: The Forge of Souls. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Underbog (New) – Map: Coilfang: The Underbog. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.
  • Utgarde Keep (New) – Map: Utgarde Keep. Roles: 1 tank/1 healer/3 damage.

Mounts
Flying Mounts

  • X-45 Heartbreaker – Name changed from “Big Love Rocket” to “X-45 Heartbreaker”. Flying Mount. Big Love Rocket X-45 Heartbreaker. “Apothecary Hummel painted this masterpiece bright pink for an unrequited love.” Source: Drop: Heart-Shaped Box

Ground Mounts

  • Sarge’s Tale (New) – Ground Mount. Sarge’s Tale. “Hold on a sec, Sarge isn’t that large, someone must have spun a tall tale in the Hearthstone Tavern…” Source: Promotion

Strings Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • GROUP_FINDER_PVE_PLAYSTYLE3Harcore Hardcore
  • LFG_LIST_HONOR_LEVEL_ABOVE_YOURS – You can’t require an honor level higher than your own.
  • LFG_LIST_ILVL_ABOVE_YOURS – You can’t require an item level higher than your own.
  • LFG_LIST_ITEM_LEVEL_PVP (New) – Min. PvP Item Level
  • LFG_LIST_ITEM_LEVEL_PVP_INSTR_SHORT (New) – PvP Item Level
  • LFG_LIST_PVP_ILVL_ABOVE_YOURS (New) – You can’t require an item level higher than your own
  • LFG_LIST_TOOLTIP_ILVL_PVP (New) – PvP Item Level Required: |cffffffff%d|r
  • PCT_DESTINATION_ACCOUNT_LABEL_COMPLETE (New) – |cffffd200Realm:|r %s|n|cffffd200Account: %s
  • PCT_FLOW_FINISH_LABELPCT Flow Finish Accept
  • PCT_FLOW_TITLEPCT Flow Title Character Transfer
  • PVP_CONQUEST_TOOLTIP – There is a limit to the number of Conquest Points you can earn in one week. This limit is determined by the highest pvp rating you achieved last week.
  • WARDROBE_TOOLTIP_BOSS_DROP_FORMAT (New) – Boss Drop: %s
  • WARDROBE_TOOLTIP_BOSS_DROP_FORMAT_WITH_DIFFICULTIES (New) – Boss Drop: %s (%s)