PTR Raid Testing Schedule: January 10th – News


This week’s events include Arena Skirmishes, Darkmoon Faire, and Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl.

Highlights

Alliance players can kill Ivus the Decayed for ilvl 400 loot.

A new batch of hotfixes and Isle of Conquest tuning went live yesterday.

We’re two weeks away from Battle of Dazar’alor and Mythic Season 2.

Mythic Keystone Affixes

Fortified

Sanguine

Grievous

Infested

Weekly Quests

Azerite for the Alliance & Azerite for the Horde: Collect 36,000 Azerite from Island Expeditions to receive 2,500 Azerite and 1,500 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion.

Win 10 Arena Skirmishes for The Arena Calls to receive a Steel Strongbox, 65 Conquest, and 750 Artifact Power.

Win one PvP Brawl for Something Different.

Island Expeditions

The following islands are on rotation this week:

Havenswood

Molten Clay

Whispering Reef

World Bosses

Warbringer Yenajz

Dark whispers shroud Stormsong Valley, as rumors of eldritch creatures spread throughout the countryside and families mark their doors with runes from the local scribes. Often dismissed as exaggeration, sometimes housewives’ tales fall far short of the true horrors that lurk in the realm beyond our sight.

Overview

Warbringer Yenajz periodically calls down Reality Tear and draws players in to the center of Endless Abyss.

 Damage Dealers

Avoid Reality Tear as they impact the ground.

Quickly move away from Warbringer Yenajz when he casts Endless Abyss.

Void Nova inflicts heavy unavoidable damage.

 Healers

Avoid Reality Tear as they impact the ground.

Quickly move away from Warbringer Yenajz when he casts Endless Abyss.

Void Nova inflicts heavy unavoidable damage.

 Tanks

Avoid Reality Tear as they impact the ground.

Quickly move away from Warbringer Yenajz when he casts Endless Abyss.

Void Nova inflicts heavy unavoidable damage.

Loot Table

Amice of the Rending Abyss

Spaulders of the Enveloping Maw

Wristwraps of Warped Reality

Existence-Shattering Gauntlets

Shadow-Wreathed Gloves

Leggings of the Endless Void

Yenajz’s Chitinous Stompers

Band of Intense Gravitation

Prism of Dark Intensity

Ivus the Decayed

Alliance players now control Darkshore and have access to Ivus who drops ilvl 400 loot.

Overview

Ivus the Decayed often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrify when at low health.

Tanks

Ivus will cast Plague Breath in your direction, leaving a Plagued Bog on the ground beneath you.

Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.

Plaguelings summoned while Ivus is Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation.

Healers

Hurl Blight will hit players at random.

Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.

Plaguelings will channel Devour on a random player until they are dispatched.

Damage Dealers

Hurl Blight will hit players at random.

Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.

Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrified. Dispatch all active Plaguelings to make Ivus end the Petrification.

Loot Tables

Petrified Ironbark Crown

Warring Ancient’s Mask

Forest Protector’s Shoulderguards

Garments of the Forest Lord

Gnarled Bough Gauntlets

Ivus’ Tanglemoss Waistcord

Protector’s Tangleroot Belt

Stoneroot Stompers

Ancient Knot of Wisdom

Forest Lord’s Razorleaf

Knot of Ancient Fury

World Events

Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event (January 8th – January 15th)

Sign of the Skirmisher increases Honor gains from Arena Skirmishes by 50% this week.

Blizzard (Source)

Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.

THIS WEEK: ARENA SKIRMISHES

All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Casual, choose Arena Skirmish and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena. You can also queue for a Premade group or create your own group within the Premade tab. 

Look for the following all week long:

Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and in Boralus has a quest for you–The Arena Calls. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.

Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes

Reward: A PvP loot box

Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!

WHAT ARE BONUS EVENTS?

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl (January 8th – January 15th)

Blizzard (Source)

Do you have a flag? Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic capture-the-flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without your own at base?Or if there are multiple flags at each base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team will need to be the first to capture 10 flags.

Darkmoon Faire (January 6th – January 13th)

Stock up on Inky Black Potions and make use of the 10% increased buff to XP/reputation gains (WHEE!). For more details check out our Darkmoon Faire guide.



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