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Shadowlands – Flying Update, Target Cap AoE Spells, New DK Runeforges, DLC #723

Shadowlands Alpha Build 34081 – Flying Skills Update
On top of the Item Level Changes previously highlighted, Shadowlands Alpha Build 34081 has also brought a few updates to the Riding and Flying Skills.

  • Artisan Riding has been removed, which means players can upgrade from Expert Riding (150% Flying Speed at Level 30) directly to Master Riding (310% Flying Speed at Level 40).
  • The other Riding Skills can now be learned every 10 Levels instead of every 20 Levels. Journeyman Riding (Max Riding Speed) is now learned at Level 20 and Expert Riding (Flying) is now learned at Level 30.

Riding Rank Mount Speed Required Level Cost
Apprentice Riding 60% Level 10 1
Journeyman Riding 100% Level 20 50
Expert Riding 150% Level 30 250
Master Riding 310% Level 40 5000

Shadowlands Alpha – Target Cap AoE Spells
In Shadowlands many class AoE spells are getting capped to 5 or 8 total targets. This change aims to broaden the field of tactical options in Mythic+ and more clearly differentiate the strengths of classes in a variety of AoE situations.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Death Knight

Demon Hunter

Druid

  • Swipe (Feral) – Now only strikes up to 5 enemies.
  • Brutal Slash – Now only strikes up to 5 enemies.

Hunter

  • Multi-Shot – Now only strikes up to 5 enemies.
  • Barrage – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.
  • Carve – Now only strikes up to 5 enemies.
  • Butchery – Now only strikes up to 5 enemies.

Mage

  • Frozen Orb – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.

Monk

Paladin

Rogue

Shaman

  • Meteor – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.

Warlock

  • Felstorm – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.

Warrior

  • Whirlwind – Now only strikes up to 5 enemies.
  • Bladestorm (Fury) – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.
  • Bladestorm (Arms) – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.
  • Ravager (Arms) – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.
  • Ravager (Protection) – Now only strikes up to 8 enemies.

Shadowlands Alpha – New Death Knight Runeforges
New Death Knight Runeforges have been added in Shadowlands Alpha.

Note that all of the following runeforges have one more entry in the Spell Database, which means that some of them could also appear as Anima Powers for Torghast, Soulbind Upgrades or Effects from Legendary Items. As always, please keep in mind that everything is still in development and subject to change.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Death Knight

  • Rune of Hysteria – Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that increases maximum Runic Power by 20 and your attacks have a chance to increase Runic Power generation by 20% for 8 sec. Modifying your rune weapon requires a Runeforge in Ebon Hold.
  • Rune of Hysteria – Passive: Increases maximum Runic Power by 200. Your attacks have a chance to increase Runic Power generation by 20% for 8 sec.
  • Rune of Sanguination – Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that causes your Death Strike deals increased damage based on the target’s missing health. When you fall below 35% health, you heal for 48% of your maximum health over 8 sec. Modifying your rune weapon requires a Runeforge in Ebon Hold.
  • Rune of Sanguination – Your Death Strike deals increased damage based on the target’s missing health. When you fall below 35% Health, you heal for 48% of your maximum health over 8 sec. Can only occur once every 6 minutes.
  • Rune of Spellwarding – Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that deflects 3% of all spell damage and has chance to create a shield that absorbs magic damage equal to 10% of your maximum health. When an enemy damages the shield, their cast speed is reduced by 10% for 6 sec. Modifying your rune weapon requires a Runeforge in Ebon Hold.
  • Rune of Spellwarding – Passive: Deflects 3% of all spell damage. Taking magic damage has a chance to grant you a shield that absorbs 0 magic damage for 0. When an enemy damages the shield, their cast speed is reduced by 10% for 6 sec.
  • Rune of the Apocalypse – Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that gives your ghoul’s attacks a chance to apply one of the following debuffs to the target, Death: Healing Reduction, War: Increases damage taken by the Death Knight, Famine: Reduces damage taken by the Death Knight, Pestilence: Slows the target and deals damage over time. Modifying your rune weapon requires a Runeforge in Ebon Hold.
  • Rune of the Apocalypse – Your ghoul applies additional effects with its Claw attack. Death: Reduces healing taken by 1%. War: Increases damage taken by 1%. Famine: Reduces damage done to the Death Knight by 2%. Pestilence: Slows the target by 15% and deals [ 30% of Attack Power ] shadow damage over time.
  • Rune of Unending Thirst – Affixes your rune weapon with a rune that grants 10% Haste and movement speed and heals you for 5% of your maximum health when you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor. Additionally, increases your movement speed while dead by 10%. Modifying your rune weapon requires a Runeforge in Ebon Hold.
  • Rune of Unending Thirst – Your Movement speed while dead is increased by 10%. When you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor, gain 10% Haste and Movement Speed and heal for 5% of your maximum health.

Dark Legacy Comics #723
DLC #723 has been released!