patch 7.2

 

Patch 7.2 Arrives March 28th!

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Blizzard Community Manager Josh ‘Lore’ Allen and Senior Game Designer Ryan Shwayder announced during the Live Q&A session on Twitch today that patch 7.2, The Tomb of Sargeras, would be released to live realms on Tuesday March 28th in the NA region and Wednesday March 29th in the EU region. With this patch comes the ability for players to unlock flying in the Broken Isles similar to how flight was unlocked during Warlords of Draenor. Separately, players are also able to complete a lengthy questline which will award them with a new class-specific mount. This questline will be similar to the Insurrection questline leading to the opening of the Nighthold raid which awarded the Manasaber mount. Finally, this patch will also introduce the Tomb of Sargeras raid. However, the opening of the raid is not tied to the release of the patch or any questline currently being added so there

A controversial Order Hall research bonus, due to be added to the game in patch 7.2, has been changed. Originally, this bonus enabled relics to roll a random second trait. However, players on the PTR argued that this added another layer of randomness to the loot system, and was too much of a power spike for alts to compete with against mains. Instead, players will be able to unlock the ability to double the AP gains from World Quests. The second trait bonus is likely to make a comeback later in Legion, however. CM Lore posted Blizzard’s reasoning on the matter on both the US and EU forums:

 

Artifact Power & Traits in 7.2

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European Community Manager Aerythlea took to the forums today to answer one of the major questions about Patch 7.2 (currently in testing on the PTR) and how the new artifact traits being added will work with regard to stockpiled artifact power. Once the patch is released players who have reached rank 35 or higher on their artifact weapon will be able to complete a short questline to unlock the new set of traits and if you’ve invested Artifact Power into the final trait it will be refunded to use on the newly added traits. On top of that your weapon will receive a power increase to compensate for the removal of the additional stats from the final trait. One item of note, however, is that if you have already maxed out your weapon(s) ranks and do not have another weapon to apply them to there’s no use in stockpiling your Artifact

Continuing with the Legion 7.2 recap, we look at the new Tomb of Sargeras raid, the Cathedral of Eternal Night dungeon, and various Legion dungeon updates. Tomb of Sargeras The Tomb of Sargeras is a new 9-boss raid within the Legion-corrupted Elven edifice on the Broken Shore. Gul’dan originally unlocked the ancient wards that prevented the Legion from invading through this powerful tomb. Players must return and use the five Pillars of Creation* to shut the Legion out, buying mortals time in a much greater war across the cosmos. *The fifth pillar is the Eye of Aman’thul, which comes from the Nighthold raid last known to release around January 2017. The raid descends into four main sections, including (names tentative) a “dark cathedral” entrance, “flooded caverns” going into the Naga-filled depths, an “Elven wing” spared the brunt of Legion corruption, and the deepest chamber, where Aegywynn once defeated the Avatar of

In this first chunk of the massive content reveal for 7.2, we look at flying and class mounts, our return to the Broken Shore and all the world content that entails, and updates to the greater Broken Isles World Quests. Take Wing with Flying, Class Mounts In 7.2, players can look forward to the final part of the Broken Isles Pathfinder achievement meta. It will require all of the previous part’s achievements, plus exploring and finishing the majority of 7.2 content. Like the Draenor equivalent, it will unlock Broken Isles flying across all characters on an account. 7.2 will also feature a unique mount for each class. These seem to be unlocked by finishing your class’s order hall campaign, all of which can fly: Return to the Broken Shore In 7.2, players will return to the site of the Alliance and Horde’s great loss in the face of the Legion, the