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World of Warcraft PTR 9.1.5 Update Tweaks PvP and Relaxes Difficulty for Solo Play

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The World of Warcraft PTR update for 9.1.5 has a bunch of updates to continue fine-tuning the new upcoming release. Today, several dungeons and raids saw some encounters adjusted in order to be more playable solo. There are also several class and PvP updates.

In continued efforts to make the game more welcoming to all kinds of play, a couple of Legacy raids have seen difficulty tweaked for solo players. These are Antorus, the Burning Throne, with Antoran High Command, Eonar the Life-Binder, Varimathras, Coven of Shivarra, and Aggramar adjusted. Though the Varimathras tweaks aren't there yet and will come in a future update. Tomb of Sargeras tweaks are The Desolate Host, Fallen Avatar, and Kil’Jaeden. For The Nighthold, Gul’dan, and for Trial of Valor, Helya.

Other new changes include tweaks to the Druid. Monk, Priest, and Rogus, mainly to overhaul visuals and to make some abilities clearer to use. Among these are Priest's Divine Star and Halo will deal reduced damage beyond six targets but will still be an overall healing increase for larger groups.

Some of the other changes are also going to make your life easier. If you've got an alt, you can now choose to skip the introductory questline in Shadowlands as long as one of your level 60 and above characters has completed the Maw intro. The group finder tool also now uses PvP item level instead of regular item level for PvP matching.

The sum of these new changes, as we have observed before,  seems to be to make 9.1.5 a friendlier and more open update for WoW. This is only one game that is thinking more openly of late and it’s a trend worth watching. For all of the class changes and balance adjustments, as well as more on how the PTR feedback is affecting the development on 9.1.5, head to the official post here.For all of the class changes and effects, as well as more on how the PTS feedback is affecting the development on 9.1.5, head to the official notes post.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.