Manny and Joce chat about the latest Warcraft news before jumping in to the BlizzCon 2018 leaks, their thoughts on them, and predictions for the show. Enjoy!

Battle for Dazar’alor Encounter Testing

Ahead of the weekend 4 more encounters for the upcoming raid were tested.

  • Thursday, October 26th
    • King Rastakhan
    • High Tinker Mekkatorque
  • Friday, October 27th
    • Champion of the Light: Frida Ironbellows (Horde) / Ra’Wani (Alliance)
    • Stormwall Blockade
  • When in flashback encounters you are transformed into a race of the opposite faction; however, during testing this sometimes was more than just a cosmetic effect. It changed your racial abilities!
  • Official Blue Post

Rewards Hotfixed

Blizzard recently implemented a hotfix to increase some rewards from Emissary Quests to be more compelling. Earlier in the week conquest rewards were hotfixed for some PvP activities.

  • Gold reward increased to 2000 from 700
  • Artifact Power reward increased from 1000 from 600 (to make the turn in 1400 total)
  • First 2v2 win of the day rewards 35 Conquest; further victories give 25 (up from 10)
  • First Rated Battlegrounds win of the day rewards 150 Conquest (up from 100); further victories give 100 (up from 65)
  • Rewards for 3v3 and unrated Battlegrounds remain the same
  • WoW Developer Tweet

8.1 Currency Vendors

Blizzard has implemented a number of different vendors on the 8.1 PTR.

  • Azerite Gear from dungeons can now be purchased from Thaumaturge Vashreen (formerly item reforger, and nethershard vendor)
    • Azerite Gear no longer drops from weekly cache and will instead give Azerite Impurity Currency based on the highest key completed the previous week
    • Any Azerite Gear that drops after the release of 8.1 can be scrapped or disenchanted to get Azerite Impurity (calculated on the base ilvl of the gear)
    • Vendor sells loot chest that reward a random Azerite piece for a specific gear slot
      • Item Level 355 Cache – 125 Azerite Impurity
      • Item Level 370 Cache – 400 Azerite Impurity
      • Item Level 385 Cache – 1250 Azerite Impurity
      • Specific Item Level 385 Piece – 3250 Azerite Impurity
  • Island Expeditions now have a place to funnel doubloons.
  • Warfront Vendors with a new currency 7th Legion Commendations/Honorbound Commendations
  • Azerite Impurity Vendor details
  • Seafarer’s Doubloons vendor details
  • Warfront Rewards