World of Warcraft Articles
World of Warcraft: Legion received a major update this week in the form of v7.1. Players will find a lot of new content including the Mythic-only Karazhan dungeon, the Trial of Valor mini-raid, the continuation of the Illidan and Suramar storylines and much more. However, not all content will become available right from the get-go on launching WoW for the first time after the update’s launch. Most will require a bit of legwork on behalf of the player.
With exactly a week until World of Warcraft: Legion makes its debut as a fully-released expansion to the venerated game, some may be starting to panic as the pre-event that has been running for the past two weeks is drawing to a close. The Legion pre-event is designed for altoholics and achievement hunters. With huge XP gains during the demonic invasions, this is the right time and the right place to dust off those lowbies and get crackin'! Find out how in our mini guide.
Like fellow Frost and Blood Death Knights, the Unholy DK has been searching for an identity that is somehow more separated from the other two. With far too many cross-over skills, the only truly unique ability that Unholy DKs seemed to possess over the others has been the permanent pet that accompanies the UDK into battle.
One of the most stable and popular tanks in the game, Blood Death Knights bring a special combination of crowd aggro and survivability to the table. As with all things Death Knight in the past couple of expansions, the line between each specialization has blurred with crossover skills and abilities. Blizzard aims to change the basic way that Death Knights play, while remaining confident that their core fantasy is well in hand.
Introduced in the Mists of Pandaria expansion, monks have become popular, though seemingly less-so than Blizzard may have hoped. A cursory look at statistical information reveals that monks are the least-played class in WoW, something that Blizzard hopes to turn around in Legion. Clearly Blizzard is vested in streamlining the class overall. With WindWalker monks, this means a realignment of talents and simplifying the statistical background of core skills.
Retribution Paladins are ferocious warriors that utilize the powers of the Light to bring destructions on enemies via the use of 2-handed weapons. Up to Legion, Retri Paladins have been, surprisingly enough, fairly adept at the use of several strong ranged and healing abilities. In Legion, that will change to make them, as seems to fit the fantasy better, into close- and short-combat melee crusaders.
The spotlight of this overview is the Enhancement Shaman, a powerful close-range fighter and the only mail-wearing melee spec currently present in the game, soon to be joined by Survival Hunters in the Legion.
Today we’ll take a look at the Guardian Druid, a tank class that takes on bear form and that Blizzard wants to become less attuned to agility tanking and to become able “to survive through their sheer tenacity, thick hide, massive resilience, and strong regeneration”.
The first big update for the World of Warcraft: Legion alpha client has gone off just last night, but the forums are already aflame with the bits and pieces of upcoming expansion datamined or tried out in the latest build. This overview is focused on one of three specializations of Hunter class: Beast Mastery.
From all that Blizzard has said, Death Knights are in a pretty good place overall as far as capturing the class fantasy but that some things needed tuning to bring more variety in the way Blood, Frost and Unholy Death Knights play. For our purposes today, we’ll take a look at the Frost Death Knight since it is the one that will undergo the most significant change in Legion with the removal of the spec’s ability to use 2-handed weapons.
The first big alpha patch for Legion dropped last night, and I was too busy sleeping to get a look at all the changes coming to classes in World of Warcraft. However, with the help of our friends at WoWHead, we’ve got some thoughts on the most major changes coming to the Hunter. For starters, the Survival spec will forego ranged attacks for a melee spec with a Polearm as their artifact weapon. Let’s dive in and take a look at the changes, shall we?
With the release of the World of Warcraft v6.2, Fury of Hellfire, update, players can now begin to work on earning the Draenor Pathfinder meta-achievement which is an account-wide unlock for all player characters at level 90+. The most important thing to remember when working on gaining the meta-achievement is that most of these can be multi-tasked and can be completed concurrently while questing / exploring / gathering.
MMORPG.com World fo Warcraft Correspondent James Wood pens this quickie guide to the achievements from the heroic five man dungeons necessary to snag a Red Proto-Drake mount. He continues his article by looking at: Utgarde Pinnacle, and The Oculus.