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Patch 9.2.5 PTR – Build 43254

Patch 9.2.5 PTR – Build 43254
Build 43254 is now live on the PTR!

9.2.5 PTR Development Notes – April 18, 2022

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Player Versus Player

  • Enigma Arena has been temporarily disabled.
  • Death Knight
    • Anti-Magic Zone’s spell damage reduction increased to 50% (was 20%) in PvP Combat.
    • Dome of Ancient Shadow (PvP Talent) has been removed.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • New PvP Talent: Shadowfall – Gain the Nightfall talent with 100% increased chance to gain its effect. If you already have this talent, you may select another in the same row.

Professions

  • Increased the experience points earned when crafting Specialized Armor and Jewelry for creating Runecarving items by 400%.
    • Developers’ note: In order to allow more players to engage with the crafting system late in the expansion, as well as finish their legendary leveling for a reasonable cost, we are increasing the XP gained by rank so it only takes three crafts per rank to reach the next rank.

New Items
Here are some of the new items added in this build. Check out of the full list on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1 Junk Gently Shaken Gift
1 Junk Winter Veil Gift
1 Other Noise-Cancelling Earplugs
278 Other Cache of Fated Treasures
291 Other Cache of Fated Treasures
1 Quest Sheet of Music Place Holder
1 Quest Falling Star Flinger
1 Quest Falling Star Catcher
17 Polearm Two Hand Fallen Knight’s Ranseur
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Achievement Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features

Events
Feats of Strength

Feats of Strength

  • Back from the Beyond (New) Leave the Shadowlands better than it was when you entered by completing the following achievements. Title Reward: Veilstrider. Account Wide.

Shadowlands
Exploration

Quests

Shadowlands Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids

Spell Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Windlash A massive gust of air that deals 100 Physical damage. 30 yd range. Instant. Requires One-Handed Axes, One-Handed Maces, Fist Weapons. 30 yd range. Instant.
  • Windlash Off-Hand A massive gust of air that deals 100 Physical damage. 30 yd range. Instant. Requires One-Handed Axes, One-Handed Maces, Fist Weapons. 30 yd range. Instant.

Elemental

  • Elemental Shaman Elemental Shaman baseline passive Increases damage/healing by 5%: Chain Lightning, Earth Shock, Earthen Rage, Earthquake, Echoing Shock, Elemental Blast, Flame Shock, Flametongue Attack, Frost Shock, Icefury, Lava Burst, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Shield, Liquid Magma Totem, Maelstrom, Static Discharge, Stormstrike, Stormstrike Off-Hand, Thunderstorm, Windfury Attack, Windstrike, Windstrike Off-Hand Increases periodic damage/healing by 5%: Chain Lightning, Earth Shock, Earthen Rage, Earthquake, Echoing Shock, Elemental Blast, Flame Shock, Flametongue Attack, Frost Shock, Icefury, Lava Burst, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Shield, Liquid Magma Totem, Maelstrom, Static Discharge, Stormstrike, Stormstrike Off-Hand, Thunderstorm, Windfury Attack, Windstrike, Windstrike Off-Hand Increases damage/healing by 13%: Healing Surge and Swelling Waves Increases damage/healing by 68%: Earth Shield Shaman – Elemental Spec. Shaman – Elemental Spec.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Affliction

  • Nightfall Corruption damage has a chance to cause your next Shadow Bolt to be instant and Drain Soul to deal 50% increased damage. Affliction Warlock – Level 15 Talent. Affliction Warlock – Level 15 Talent.
  • Shadowfall Gain the Nightfall talent with 100% increased chance to cause your next Shadow Bolt to be instant gain its effect. If you already have this talent, you may select another in the same row. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Requires Warlock. Requires level 10.

Anima Powers
Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Item Effects

  • Decrypting Ancient Cyphers Combine 20 Confounding Antique Cyphers to create the Cosmic Creation Impetus, which can be used to improve Empowered Fated raid items to Heroic quality. 2 sec cast.
  • Decrypting Ancient Cyphers Combine 20 Confounding Ancient Cyphers to create the Sacred Creation Impetus, which can be used to improve Empowered Fated raid items to Mythic quality. 2 sec cast.
  • Healialic Restores 1% Restores 2% of max health to raid or party members within 30 yards every 1 2 sec. This effect will last for 15 min. Only works in Shadowlands outdoor areas or Oribos. 3 sec cast.
  • Illdari Bane Increases spell power against Demons by 185. Instant. 0.
  • Mark of the Chosen Has a 2% chance when struck in combat of increasing all stats by 25 your primary stat by 0 for 60 sec. Rank 1. Rank 1.
  • Noise-Cancelling Earplugs Instant. Put in the earplugs, blocking out the vocal exclamations of those around you. Instant. 5 min cooldown.
  • pscar test trinket Realize the potential in an Empowered a Fated raid item, upgrading it to Heroic quality. Instant.
  • pscar test trinket 2 Fulfil the destiny of an Empowered a Fated raid item, upgrading it to Mythic quality. Instant.
  • Star Flinger (New) Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Star Slam 2 (New) Knockback nearby starcatchers. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Starcatcher Name changed from “Sticky Hands” to “Starcatcher”. Instant. 12 sec cooldown. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Throw Toss to a friend, or onto a burning building. 15-60 yd range. Instant. Fling a star to a starcatcher! 20-60 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities

  • Deconstructing Energy Lihuvim causes protoform energy to collapse around several players, inflicting 10 Cosmic damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. Limited to 1 target. 300 yd range. Instant. 8 sec cooldown. 14 sec global cooldown.
  • Reconfiguration Emitter Name changed from “[PH] Interruptible Add” to “Reconfiguration Emitter”. [PH] Interruptible Add Unlimited range. Instant. Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 Cosmic damage to all players. While present the caster grants all players 5% increased damage done, 15% increased damage taken, and 15% increased healing done. This effect is disabled while the caster is unable to act. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Reconfiguration Emitter Name changed from “[PH] Interruptible Add” to “Reconfiguration Emitter”. Unlimited range. Instant. Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 Cosmic damage to all players. While present the caster grants all players 5% increased damage done, 15% increased damage taken, and 15% increased healing done. This effect is disabled while the caster is unable to act. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Reconfiguration Emitter Name changed from “[PH] Interruptible Add” to “Reconfiguration Emitter”. [PH] Interruptible Add Unlimited range. Instant. Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 Cosmic damage to all players. While present the caster grants all players 5% increased damage done, 15% increased damage taken, and 15% increased healing done. This effect is disabled while the caster is unable to act. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Reconfiguration Emitter Name changed from “[PH] Interruptible Add” to “Reconfiguration Emitter”. $@spelldesc Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 Cosmic damage to all players. While present the caster grants all players 5% increased damage done, 15% increased damage taken, and 15% increased healing done. This effect is disabled while the caster is unable to act Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Replicating Essence (New) Ensnares afflicted players, reducing movement speed by 15% and inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 5 sec. Upon removal this essence patterns inself as 2 |4attackable enemy:attackable enemies;, which continuously channels 2 Cosmic damage every 0.5 sec. into targeted players for 4 sec. Upon defeat grants all players 2% increased damage done and 2% increased healing and absorbs done for 10 sec. Upon reaching full power, this essence replicates itself into 2 |4additional copy:additional copies;, exhausting itself preventing additional replication and no longer grants players any beneficial effects upon defeat. Exhausted Essences continuously channels 5 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. into multiple targeted players for 4 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.

Strings Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_LFG_NO_CROSS_FACTION_PARTIES – Cross faction parties are not allowed to queue for this instance. groups can’t queue for this instance
  • ERR_MEETING_STONE_CANT_TARGET_UNFRIENDLY_IN_OVERWORLD (New) – You can’t target this player outside of an instance
  • TRANSFER_ABORT_NOT_CROSS_FACTION_COMPATIBLE – This instance is not available to cross faction parties. isn’t available for cross-faction groups

Misc Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Battle Masters

  • All Arenas – Brawl. Level: 50-60. Players: 8-15. Rated players: 5. Maps: Ashamane’s Fall, Black Rook Hold Arena, Blade’s Edge Arena, Dalaran Sewers, Empyrean Domain, Enigma Chamber, Hook Point, Maldraxxus Coliseum, Mugambala, Nagrand Arena, Ruins of Lordaeron, The Robodrome, The Tiger’s Peak, Tol’Viron Arena.
  • All Arenas – Level: 20-60. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Enigma Arena. Maps: Ashamane’s Fall, Black Rook Hold Arena, Blade’s Edge Arena, Dalaran Sewers, Empyrean Domain, Enigma Chamber, Hook Point, Maldraxxus Coliseum, Mugambala, Nagrand Arena, Ruins of Lordaeron, The Robodrome, The Tiger’s Peak, Tol’Viron Arena.
  • Enigma Chamber (New) – Level: 60. Players: 6. Map: Enigma Chamber.
  • Enigma Chamber (New) – Level: 60. Players: 5. Rated players: 5. Map: Enigma Chamber.

Character Titles

  • %s, Maw Walker (New)
  • Veilstrider %s (New)

Group Finder Activities
Questing

  • Shadowlands > Korthia (New) – Area: Korthia.
  • Shadowlands > Zereth Mortis (New) – Area: Zereth Mortis.

Item Name Descriptions

  • Fated – Name changed from “Empowered” to “Fated”. [color=#00FF00]Empowered Fated
  • Fated Heroic – Name changed from “Heroic Empowered” to “Fated Heroic”. Heroic Empowered Fated Heroic
  • Fated Mythic – Name changed from “Mythic Empowered” to “Fated Mythic”. Mythic Empowered Fated Mythic

Map Areas
Enigma Chamber

  • Enigma Chamber (New)

Map Difficulties

  • Enigma Chamber (New)

Maps
Shadowlands

  • Enigma Chamber (New) – Directory: 2547. Type: Arena. Time is always 12:00am.