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Patch 9.1.5 PTR – Build 40622

Patch 9.1.5 PTR – Build 40622
A new PTR build is on the way!

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello everyone! Here are this week’s 9.1.5 PTR notes:

Achievements

  • The following changes have been made to Mecha-Done:
    • Developers’ note: We’re smoothing out the rough edges in this epic meta-achievement to help players who are stuck on one of the more rare elements finally get that wheel mount!
    • Vinyl: Triumph of Gnomeregan – Now a guaranteed drop from the Hard Mode version of the Reclamation Rig event.
    • Vinyl: Battle for Gnomeregan – Drop rate increased from all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Holographic Digitalization Relay – Drop rate increased from all hologram bosses.
    • Blueprint: Emergency Rocket Chicken – OOX-Fleetfoot/MG respawns faster and no longer despawns if not killed by the end of its path. OOX-Fleetfoot/MG now has a Vignette star that pings the minimap when he races by if you are eligible to loot OOX-Avenger/MG.
    • Paint Vial: Lemonade Steel – Droprate of Exothermic Evaporator Coil increased. Duration of rain reduced, but the spawn rate of Oxidized Leachates during rain is drastically increased (700% faster). Oxidized Leachbeast now has significantly more chances to spawn during rain.
    • “Playtime’s Over” and “Battle Tested” – Both of these quests are now always offered as follow-ups to “Toys of Destruction” (was 1, chosen randomly).

Allied Races

  • Lightforged Draenei Paladins now have a unique class mount – the Lightforged Ruinstrider.

Classes

  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Crane Adept’s Enveloping Mist from Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) no longer gains cooldown reduction from the Monk’s Haste.
        • Crane Adepts from Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) now cast Enveloping Mist twice when summoned.

Items and Rewards

  • Au’Dara the Heirloom broker in Oribos now sells the following bind-on-account item:
    • Timebound Ruminations – Grants 5000 experience points directly to a Adventures companion of your choice.

Korthia and the Maw

  • Korthia rares now have a chance to drop Relics on repeat kills (was a daily lockout for a chance at Relics).
  • More Relic carrying enemies can be found in Korthia with the All-Seeing Crystal.
  • Trained Gromit now locates more relic caches.
  • Korthia Rifts
    • A new weekly quest, “Lost Research”, will be available to characters at Tier 4 with the Archivists’ Codex or on alts with a Tier 4 character on the account. This new quest will direct players into the Korthian Rift and reward a large amount of Archivists’ Codex reputation and Cataloged Research.
    • Enemies in Korthian Rifts now drop stolen Relic Fragments and a chance at Relics.

Player versus Player

  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Death Bolt (PvP Talent) now deals 50% of remaining damage over time (was 40%) and can no longer critically strike. Additionally, the spell now reaches the target faster.
      • Rapid Contagion (PvP Talent) duration is now 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • Dark Soul: Misery (Talent) can no longer be dispelled.
    • Destruction
      • Bonds of Fel (PvP Talent) has been slightly redesigned – No longer snares the target and no longer splits damage with pets and guardians.
      • Dark Soul: Instability (Talent) can no longer be dispelled.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • You can now access the Recruit A Friend pane by typing /raf
  • A shorter alternative command has been added for Ready Check: /rc
  • A shorter alternative command has been added for Countdown: /cd [seconds]

Achievement Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features

  • Adventures: Off To Adventure Name changed from “Bound To Adventure” to “Adventures: Off To Adventure”. Raise three soulbinds adventurers to level 60 in Adventures. 10 points.

Dungeons
Feats of Strength

Promotions
Feats of Strength

  • Sarge’s Tale (New) Owner of the Sarge mount from the Hearthstone: Mercenaries promotion. Account Wide.

Spell Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Mounts

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Bestial Wrath Sends you and your pet into a rage, instantly dealing [ 65% of Attack Power + 1.2% of Spell Power ] Physical damage to its target, and increasing all damage you both deal by 25% for 15 sec. Removes Fear and Horrify effects from your pet. Bestial Wrath’s remaining cooldown is reduced by 12 sec each time you use Barbed Shot. 10 yd range. Instant.

Beast Mastery

  • Bestial Wrath Sends you and your pet into a rage, instantly dealing [ 65% of Attack Power + 1.2% of Spell Power ] Physical damage to its target, and increasing all damage you both deal by 25% for 15 sec. Removes Fear and Horrify effects from your pet. Bestial Wrath’s remaining cooldown is reduced by 12 sec each time you use Barbed Shot. Hunter – Beast Mastery Spec. Hunter – Beast Mastery Spec. 100 yd range. Instant. 1.5 min cooldown.

Survival

  • Flanking Strike You and your pet leap to the target and strike it as one, dealing a total of [ 149% of Attack Power + 149% of Attack Power ] Physical damage. Generates 30 Focus for you and your pet. Requires Two-Handed Melee Weapon. Survival Hunter – Level 45 Talent. Survival Hunter – Level 45 Talent. 15 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Affliction

  • Deathbolt Launches a bolt of death at the target, dealing 40% 50% of the total remaining damage of your damage over time effects on the target. Counts up to 14 sec of your Corruption’s damage. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 3 Soul Shard. 40 yd range. 1 sec cast. 45 30 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.
  • Rapid Contagion For the next 15 20 sec, all of your damage over time effects occur 33% more often. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 3 Soul Shard. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.

Destruction

  • Bonds of Fel Encircle enemy players with Bonds of Fel, snaring them by 50% for 6 sec. If any affected player leaves the 8 yd radius they explode, dealing [ 390% of Spell Power ] Fire damage split amongst all nearby enemies. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. 1.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.

Anima Powers
Demon Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Deadly Toll Fodder to the Flame cooldown reduced by 60.0 sec. Instant. The duration of Demon Soul granted from Fodder to the Flame is increased by 15 sec. Instant.

Item Effects

  • Chaos Bane Bonus: Socket 3 Unholy Shards to gain Chaos Bane while in the Maw. Chaos Bane rips soul fragments from enemies you damage, increasing your primary stat and dealing Shadow damage to them.
  • Seal of Implacable Fate (New) Melee range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Zul’s Ire (New) Melee range. 1.5 sec cast.

Strings Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CANNOT_UNEQUIP_RATED_BATTLEGROUND (New) – Cannot change equip status while in a Rated Battleground
  • DRESSING_ROOM_APPEARANCE_LIST (New) – Appearance List
  • ERR_APPEARANCE_ALREADY_LEARNED (New) – You already have that appearance
  • GARRISON_FOLLOWER_IN_PARTY_ADD_ERRThis This companion or follower is already in this mission.
  • ITEM_UPGRADE_BONUS_FORMAT_COLORIZED (New) – |cff20ff20%s (+%d)|r
  • JAILERS_TOWER_REWARD_RECIEVEDReward receieved Reward recieved – Completing this layer again will grant a small amount of additional Soul Ash
  • SLASH_COUNTDOWN3 (New) – /cd
  • SLASH_COUNTDOWN4 (New) – /cd
  • SLASH_RAF1 (New) – /raf
  • SLASH_RAF2 (New) – /raf
  • SLASH_READYCHECK3 (New) – /rc
  • SLASH_READYCHECK4 (New) – /rc
  • SPELL_FAILED_GARRISON_FOLLOWER_MAX_LEVELThat That companion or follower is already max level.
  • SPELL_FAILED_NOT_IN_MAGE_TOWER (New) – Can’t use that in Mage Tower
  • TRANSMOG_OUTFIT_COPY_TO_CLIPBOARD_NOTICE (New) – Outfit link copied to clipboard.
  • TRANSMOG_OUTFIT_HYPERLINK_TEXT – |T1598183:13:13:-1:1|tOutfit 1:0|tOutfit
  • TRANSMOG_REQUIRES_FORGE (New) – Artifact weapons can only be transmogrified to Artifact appearances at the Artifact Forge in your Class Hall.

Misc Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Character Titles

  • %s, the Tormented Hero (New)

Currency Types
Shadowlands

  • Medallion of Service – A mark of service to Bastion. Used to enter the Path of Ascension. in Ascension Crafting.

Group Finder Activities
Dungeons

  • Black Rook Hold (Mythic Keystone) – 5 players. Map: Black Rook Hold. Difficulty: Mythic.Keystone.

Holidays

  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown – Name changed from “PvP Brawl: Packed House” to “PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown”.
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown – Name changed from “PvP Brawl: Packed House” to “PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown”.
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown – Name changed from “PvP Brawl: Packed House” to “PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown”.
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown – Name changed from “PvP Brawl: Packed House” to “PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown”.
  • PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown – Name changed from “PvP Brawl: Packed House” to “PvP Brawl: Shado-Pan Showdown”.

Map Areas
Unknown

  • Orgrimmar EmbassyMusic: ZONE_90_RD_Decadence. Music: Zone-Orgrimmar_GoblinSlums.

Mounts
Ground Mounts