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Patch 9.2.5 PTR – Build 43412

Patch 9.2.5 PTR – Build 43412
Build 43412 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

  • Mythic+ Season 4 Keystone Affix is now called Disguised.
  • There’s a new title reward “Cryptic Hero” for players that end Mythic+ Season 3 in the top 0.1% of their faction.
  • Dungeon Teleports have been added for Grimrail Depot, Iron Docks, Operation: Mechagon and Return to Karazhan.
  • Shadowlands Raid Teleports have been added as a reward for completing all three Fated raids on Mythic difficulty in Shadowlands Season 4.

9.2.5 PTR Development Notes – April 28, 2022

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

Achievements

  • All Covenant Sanctum feature achievements are now visible and count towards your character’s total achievement points, regardless of which covenant your character currently belongs to. Nonetheless, all characters must belong to a Covenant to earn that Covenant’s specific achievements.

Items and Rewards

  • Reward boxes from Callings now contain twice as many Grateful Offerings, still scaling with your covenant sanctum’s Anima Conductor level.
  • The Zereth Mortis weekly quest “Patterns Within Patterns” now awards Grateful Offerings.

New Music
We have datamined new music which appears to be a part of “Lament of the Highborne”/Blood Elf music, which could be used for the Blood Elf questline in 9.2.5.

New Items
Five new items have been added in this build.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
1 Junk Puzzling Cartel Dinar
1 Two-handed Mace Two Hand Lavaforge Monolith
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233 One-handed Sword One Hand Lamenting Blade
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233 Staff Two Hand Choral Staff
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233 Dagger One Hand Overture’s Shiv
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Achievement Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features

  • Re-Re-Re-Renowned Reach Renown level 80 with each of the four Covenants. 10 points.Account Wide.

Dungeons
Feats of Strength

Shadowlands Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Spell Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Item Set Bonuses
Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Keg of the Heavens Keg Smash deals an additional 50% 50% additional damage, heals you for 66% of damage dealt, and grants 66% of damage dealt as maximum health for 10 sec. stacking up to 10 times.

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Bestial Wrath Sends you and your pet into a rage, instantly dealing [ 67% of Attack Power + 1.3% of Spell Power ] Physical damage to its target, and increasing all damage you both deal by 25% for 15 sec. Removes Fear and Horrify all crowd control 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 [ 67% of Attack Power + 1.3% of Spell Power ] Physical damage to its target, and increasing all damage you both deal by 25% for 15 sec. Removes Fear and Horrify all crowd control 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.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Arcane Intellect Infuses the target with brilliance, increasing their Intellect by 5% for 60 min. If the target is in your party or raid, all party and raid members will be affected. 4% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Holy

  • Divine Favor Your next Holy Light or Flash of Light is increased by 50% 40%, casts 30% faster, and is unable to be interrupted. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. Requires Paladin. Requires level 10.

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Holy

  • Miracle Worker Holy Word: Serenity now has 2 charges and a 20% 10% reduced cooldown. PvP Talent. PvP Talent. Requires Priest. Requires level 10.

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Frost Shock Elemental, Restoration, Initial: Chills the target with frost, causing [ 63% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and reducing the target’s movement speed by 50% for 6 sec. Enhancement: Chills the target with frost, causing [ 63% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and reducing the target’s movement speed by 50% for 6 sec. Frost Shock shares a cooldown with Flame Shock. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

Runeforge Legendary Abilities
Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Wildfire Cluster Wildfire Bomb drops an additional cluster of bombs around the target, each exploding for [ 33% of Attack Power ] Fire damage.Damage is reduced beyond 8 targets.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Implosive Potential Implosion grants 1% haste for 12 sec for each Imp exploded. When this damages at least 3 targets, instead gain 5% haste per Imp.A maximum of 15 exploded Imps can grant this benefit.

Anima Powers
Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Consumed by Flame Secrets of Living Flame prevents you from accessing Frost magic. Frost Shock Elemental, Restoration, Initial: Chills the target with frost, causing [ 63% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and reducing the target’s movement speed by 50% for 6 sec. Enhancement: Chills the target with frost, causing [ 63% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and reducing the target’s movement speed by 50% for 6 sec. Frost Shock shares a cooldown with Flame Shock. Instant. Instant.

Item Effects

  • Budget K’thir Disguise Instant. Call forth a friend from the deep to rest atop your head. Instant.
  • Earpieces of Tranquil Focus Name changed from “Noise-Cancelling Earplugs” to “Earpieces of Tranquil Focus”. Put in the earplugs, blocking out the vocal exclamations Put on the earpieces, tuning out the musical and vocal projections of those around you. Instant. 5 min cooldown.
  • Pulsating Riftshard Places a Rift Portal in front of you that charges for 3 sec sec before unleashing a blast of 0 Cosmic damage split between enemies in a line. The portal plunders reality itself, granting you a shield for 20 sec which absorbs 0 damage. Damage and absorption are increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
  • Resonant Rage When Pocopoc possesses a Coreless Vombata, it has a chance to cast an 8 sec sec Bloodlust on kill. This effect will last for 15 min. Only works in Shadowlands outdoor areas or Oribos. 3 sec cast.
  • Star Slam 2 Become a starcatcher! Use again to Knockback nearby starcatchers. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Summon Elemental Familiar Summons a random Fire, Water, or Earth familiar. Familiars of different types have a tendency to fight each other Unlimited range. 2 sec cast. 5 min cooldown.
  • Throw Fling a star to a starcatcher Become a star flinger! Use again to fling a star to starcatchers! 20-60 yd range. Instant. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Toxicialic Inflict up to 6% max health damage to up to 5 enemies within 40 yards every 5 sec. Elite enemies suffer reduced damage. This effect will last for 15 min. Only works in Shadowlands outdoor areas or Oribos. 3 sec cast.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities

  • Blazing Ember Pit Inflicts 4 Inflicts 8 Fire damage every 1 sec. Standing in a pit of blazing embers tends to hurt. You should probably move. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Chaotic Destruction Summons a Chaotic Essence which casts Chaotic Destruction, inflicting 800 Cosmic damage to all players if successful. Upon interaction, the essence becomes hostile and instead continuously manifests Chaotic Motes. These motes channel 2 Cosmic damage into targeted players every 0.5 sec. for 3 sec. When defeated each mote splits into additional motes. After 15 sec the Chaotic Essence dissipates, granting all players 2% increased damage done, 2% increased healing done, and 2% absorbs done for 30 25 sec. This effect stacks for each Chaotic Mote slain. Unlimited range. 30 sec cast.
  • Conflagration Blazing Tricksters are wreathed in intense flames, burning any targets who come too close to them. Burned targets are disoriented and suffer 2 3 Fire damage every sec. for 2.5 sec. Instant.
  • Creation Spark Name changed from “[PH] Hot Potato” to “Creation Spark”. Unlimited range. Instant. Charges a player, inflicting 3 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 30 sec. This effect stacks. Upon removal this charge jettisons Creation Sparks to nearby locations, infusing players within 0 yards of the impact location, increasing the flow of time by 15%, increasing casting, attack speed, cooldown recharge rate, and periodic tick rates and additionally increasing movement speed by 25% for 30 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Debilitating Ray Channels a beam of debilitating energy, inflicting 12 7 Shadow damage every 2 sec. and decreasing movement speed and damage dealt. Instant.
  • Fated Infusion: Creation Spark Name changed from “[PH] Hot Potato” to “Fated Infusion: Creation Spark”. Unlimited range. Instant. Charges a player, inflicting 3 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 30 sec. This effect stacks. Upon removal this charge jettisons Creation Sparks to nearby locations, infusing players within 0 yards of the impact location, increasing the flow of time by 15%, increasing casting, attack speed, cooldown recharge rate, and periodic tick rates and additionally increasing movement speed by 25% for 30 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Fated Infusion: Reconfiguration Emitter Name changed from “Reconfiguration Emitter” to “Fated Infusion: Reconfiguration Emitter”. Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as Manifests an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 This enemy remains immune to damage until the first successful cast or interrupt. Successful casts inflict 30 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. Upon defeat this enemy infuses all players with power based on the energy level of the emitter, increasing mastery by up to 10, critical strike chance by up to 10%, versatility by up to 10%, and avoidance by up to 8. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Fated Infusion: Replicating Essence Name changed from “Replicating Essence” to “Fated Infusion: Replicating Essence”.
  • Flame Spit Spits a line of flame, inflicting 7 6 damage every 1 sec. Instant.
  • Inhale Inflicts 39 Inflicts 38 Physical damage to those who are caught in the maw. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Protoform Barrier Protects the caster, reducing damage taken by 5% for 15 sec. This effect stacks every 1 Empowers the caster, inflicting 1 Cosmic damage to all players every 3 sec. Upon removal this barrier manifests as an attackable enemy, sharing a one attackable enemy, casting a shared 1,400 absorb shield with all other enemies for 15 sec. Upon expiration the barrier shatters, inflicting 80 Cosmic damage to all players A second unit manifests that also can be healed to reduce the shared shield. Upon expiration the barrier explodes, inflicting 50 Cosmic damage and an additional 5 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. to all players for 8 sec. If broken this effect backfires, inflicting all damage done to each enemy during the barrier as Cosmic damage, and additionally grants all players 10%-20% increased damage done for 20 sec. Unlimited range. Instant. up to 25% increased damage done, 25% healing done, and 25% increased absorbs done for 40 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Reconfiguration Emitter Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as Manifests an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 This enemy remains immune to damage until the first successful cast or interrupt. Successful casts inflict 30 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. Upon defeat this enemy infuses all players with power based on the energy level of the emitter, increasing mastery by up to 10, critical strike chance by up to 10%, versatility by up to 10%, and avoidance by up to 8. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Reconfiguration Emitter Taints a player, inflicting 15 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. for 15 sec. Upon removal this power manifests as Manifests an attackable enemy, which continuously casts. Successful casts inflict 40 This enemy remains immune to damage until the first successful cast or interrupt. Successful casts inflict 30 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 Upon defeat this enemy infuses all players with power based on the energy level of the emitter, increasing mastery by up to 10, critical strike chance by up to 10%, versatility by up to 10%, and avoidance by up to 8. Unlimited range. 5 sec cast.
  • Vileblood Serum Poison erupts from the target’s skin, creating puddles that inflict 7 6 Nature damage every 1.5 sec. 40 yd range. Instant.

Strings Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ERR_CANT_TARGET_UNFRIENDLY_IN_OVERWORLD (New) – You can’t target this player outside of an instance
  • LIMITED_CURRENCY_PURCHASE (New) – This item costs %s. After this, you’ll only be able to spend %d more %s.|n|n Are you sure you want to exchange %s for this item?
  • LIMITED_CURRENCY_PURCHASE_FINAL (New) – This is your final %s to spend. After this, the %s merchants will leave.|n|n Are you sure you want to exchange %s for this item?
  • SOCIAL_CONTRACT_ACCEPT_BUTTON (New) – Accept
  • SOCIAL_CONTRACT_DECLINE_BUTTON (New) – Exit Game
  • SOCIAL_CONTRACT_TEXT1 (New) – |cffffffffHail, traveler, and welcome to the World of Warcraft!|r|n|n|cffffd200Azeroth is a living world full of people like you – other players with different backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and histories who have all come together to play World of Warcraft. Every player deserves to have a world that they feel safe in, so please take a minute to read our Social Contract.|r|n|n|n|cffffffffWhile in Azeroth, do your best to:|r|n|n
  • SOCIAL_CONTRACT_TEXT2 (New) – |cffffd200- Connect with other players and make friends! Being courteous in group content can help you and your teammates have the best time possible. Sending a friendly hello message can help set your group up for success.|n|n- Play as a team with your fellow players – whether in dungeons, raids, battlegrounds, arenas, or out questing in the world. Do your best to support your team through your communication and behaviors so that you can all celebrate your success together.|n|n- Assist other players that you encounter in the world. Maybe they need some help defeating a tough monster, or maybe they could use a little healing!|n|n- Help answer questions others have in chat channels like General or Trade. We were all newbies once – one person offering some help can go a long way!|n|n
  • SOCIAL_CONTRACT_TEXT3 (New) – We recognize that the Internet is not always a safe haven. With that in mind, please note that the following behaviors are not accepted in Azeroth:|n|n- Hate speech, including negative comments that target another player’s identity, including aspects like race, gender, or ability|n|n- Harassment, threats, or abusive / derogatory language and behaviors|n|n- Spamming, advertising, or other disruptive behaviors|n|nIf you harm your fellow adventurers with any of the above behaviors, you are subject to punishment up to and including suspension of your account.|n|nIt’s a big world out there, with all sorts of people in it. So please try to be respectful of each other, and if you ever feel like somebody is acting against this code, please report those behaviors so that our team can look into it. Together, you can help us make the World of Warcraft a safe home away from home for everyone.|r
  • SOCIAL_CONTRACT_TITLE_BAR (New) – Social Contract
  • VAS_TOKEN_TOOLTIP_STATUS_NO_CHARACTERS (New) – You don’t have any eligible characters on this realm.
  • VAS_TOKEN_TOOLTIP_STATUS_REVIEW (New) – Your order is being processed. Please check back later.

Garrison Mission Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

9.2 Encounter – Zereth Mortis

  • Corrupted Builders Name changed from “Corrupted Builders.” to “Corrupted Builders”. Level 60. Item Level 800. 5 Followers. Cost: 50 Resources. Duration: 10 hrs. What once build built the world now destroys it. See if you can slow their destructive advance.. Rewards: 500 XP
  • Not so Slow Moving Target Level 60. Item Level 800. 5 Followers. Cost: 50 Resources. Duration: 10 hrs. The local gastropds have been accelrated gastropods have been accelerated and pack a punch. Deal with them.. Rewards: 500 XP

Misc Changes

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Battle Masters

  • All Arenas – Level: 20-60. Players: 5. 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. Map: Enigma Chamber.
  • Enigma Arena – Brawl. Level: 60. Players: 6. Rated players: 6. Map: Enigma Arena. Chamber.

Character Titles

  • %s the [PH] Season 4 Title (New)
  • %s, Hero of Fate (New)

Group Finder Activities
Dungeons

  • Grimrail Depot (Mythic Keystone) – Name changed from “Grimrail Depot (Challenge)” to “Grimrail Depot (Mythic Keystone)”.
  • Iron Docks (Mythic Keystone) – Name changed from “Iron Docks (Challenge)” to “Iron Docks (Mythic Keystone)”.

Holidays

  • Fated Raids: Castle Nathria (New) – This week, bosses in Castle Nathria are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix. Loot drops are upgraded to a higher item level.
  • Fated Raids: Sanctum of Domination (New) – This week, bosses in Sanctum of Domination are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix. Loot drops are upgraded to a higher item level.
  • Fated Raids: Sepulcher of the First Ones (New) – This week, bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix. Loot drops are upgraded to a higher item level.

Keystone Affixes

  • Disguised – Name changed from “Reclaimed” to “Disguised”.

LFG Dungeons
Unknown

  • An Audience with Arrogance (New) – Denathrius eagerly awaits the heroes in his tower for the final confrontation to decide the fate of Revendreth. Map: Castle Nathria. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Blood from Stone (New) – Denathrius’s Stone Legion Generals lie in wait, preparing a trap that will destroy the rebellion once and for all. Map: Castle Nathria. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Cornerstone of Creation (New) – Lihuvim fights a losing battle against domination. Unless saved, the keeper’s power will become the Jailer’s. Map: Sepulcher of the First Ones. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Domination’s Grasp (New) – Zovaal’s greatest followers have destroyed millions of civilations. Will they now unmake the universe? Map: Sepulcher of the First Ones. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Ephemeral Plains (New) – The essence of creation is being devoured. If left unchecked, reality will collapse. Map: Sepulcher of the First Ones. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Reliquary of Opulence (New) – With the aristocracy reveling in victory, heroes must crash their party and dismantle their power base. Map: Castle Nathria. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • Shackles of Fate (New) – The soul river ends at the tower’s peak. Destroy those feeding off it to free the countless souls deprived of their afterlife. Map: Sanctum of Domination. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • The Dark Bastille (New) – Screams of the tormented fuel the Jailer’s army. End their suffering and deprive the Maw of its most precious resource. Map: Sanctum of Domination. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • The Grand Design (New) – The Jailer sits on the cusp of ultimate victory. Unless stopped, the cosmos will succumb to his power. Map: Sepulcher of the First Ones. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • The Jailer’s Vanguard (New) – The Jailer’s vanguard stands ready to repel any attack. Their lines must be broken to breach the Jailer’s sanctum. Map: Sanctum of Domination. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • The Leeching Vaults (New) – Like an open wound, anima bleeds from Castle Nathria’s vaults. The hemorrhaging must be stopped before Revendreth is drained. Map: Castle Nathria. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.
  • The Reckoning (New) – Atop the Tower, Sylvanas Windrunner awaits. Here, the final confrontation for the fate of the cosmos will take place. Map: Sanctum of Domination. Roles: 1-2 tank/4-5 healer/13-18 damage.

Map Areas
Enigma Arena

  • Enigma ArenaMusic: ZONE_925_PVP_EnigmaArena.

Enigma Chamber

  • Enigma ChamberMusic: ZONE_925_PVP_EnigmaArena.

Mounts
Ground Mounts

  • Vicious Warstalker – Ground Mount. Vicious Warstalker. “Trample the Alliance to dust while riding a majestic protoform wolf! For the Horde!” Source: PH PvP: Shadowlands: Season 4 Rated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward
  • Vicious Warstalker – Ground Mount. Vicious Warstalker. “Trample the Horde to dust while riding a majestic protoform wolf! For the Alliance!” Source: PH PvP: Shadowlands: Season 4 Rated Arena and Rated Battleground Season Reward