The Grand Reception – Eternal Palace Boss Previews – News


In this article, we’re taking a closer look at what’s changing in Season 3 and how the transition will be handled.

Season 3 Changes

Game Director Ion Hazzikostas confirmed on Twitter that the latest seasonal transition will be handled the same way as Season 1, so we adjusted this post by 30 item levels to give you an idea on what to expect.

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Loot

General

The maximum possible item level will go up by 30 item levels to 455.

World Quests

Emissary weapon and armor rewards will scape up to 415 (based on a player’s own item level).

The loot from Kul Tiras and Zandalar world bosses remains at 355.

Dungeons

The item level of rewards from max-level Normal, heroic, and Mythic dungeons will go up by 30. Baseline rewards will be 370 from Normal, 385 from Heroic, and 400 from non-Keystone Mythic.

The new Operation: Mechagon dungeon offers rewards with a base item level of 415.

Difficulty of Heroic and Mythic dungeons should go up by roughly 30%; Normal dungeons should remain unchanged (needs confirmation).

Mythic Keystones will go down by an additional 3 levels when the season transition occurs, to account for this difficulty increase. So if you do an 11 this week, instead of getting a Level 10 keystone when Season 3 starts, expect a 7.

Mythic+ rewards will also go up by 30 item levels; however, during the first week of Season 3, rewards from end-of-run chests will be capped at Mythic 6 quality (item level 415), and the chest you open next week will contain Season 2 rewards if you do a Mythic+ run this week.

The weekly cache that becomes available in the second week of the season will not be affected by this cap, so if a player does a Mythic 10 dungeon during the first week of Season 3, they will get a Mythic 10 reward (item level 440+) from their cache the following week.

Baseline rewards will be 395 from Timewalking dungeons, and 415 from Timewalking raids. Wrath Timewalking will be available the week of July 16th.

PvP

Season 3 rewards from rated PvP sources are 30 item levels higher than they were in Season 2, including Conquest rewards and the weekly chest.

End-of-match rewards will be capped at 415 during the first week of the season, to maintain parity with other endgame systems until Mythic Eternal palace becomes available.

Azerite Armor

Thaumaturge Vashreen will be selling new wares starting Tuesday. Check out Azerite Armor Prices & Titan Residuum in Season 3 for further details.

Titan Residuum is not reset or capped between seasons.

The Residuum vendor will offer item level 415, 430, and 445 pieces for sale in Season 3.

A random item-level 415 token costs 1,725 (as it does today)

A random 430 costs 9,000

A random 445 costs 47,500

A specific item-level 445 armor piece costs 200,000.

Mythic Season 3 (End-of-Dungeon & Weekly Loot) Details

To sum up:

The first week of Season 3, rewards are capped at item level 415 (Mythic 6) until July 16th.

Your weekly cache will contain Season 2 rewards the week of July 9th when Season 3 goes live.

Starting with Season 3, the rewards found in the end-of-dungeon chests and the weekly chest are as follows:

Keystone Level

End of Dungeon Loot

Weekly Chest Loot

Mythic 2

405

410

Mythic 3

405

415

Mythic 4

410

420

Mythic 5

415

420

Mythic 6

415

425

Mythic 7

420

430

Mythic 8

425

430

Mythic 9

425

435

Mythic 10

430

440

Mythic+ Essences

There are three Essences gated behind Mythic Season 3 in Rise of Azshara.

Anima of Life and Death (Tank Essence)

Essence of the Focusing Iris (DPS Essence)

Life-Binder’s Invocation (Healer Essence)

They all share the same unlock requirements:

Rank 1: Obtained from Mythic 4+ End-of-Dungeon Challenger’s Cache.

Rank 2: Obtained from Mythic 7+ End-of-Dungeon Challenger’s Cache.

Rank 3: Obtained by combining 15 Focused Life Anima found in Grand Challenger’s Bounty.

Rank 4: Earn the Battle for Azeroth Keystone Master: Season Three achievement.

Read our Heart of Azeroth Essence Guide for more information about Essences! You can find a complete list of Season 3 Essences in this post.

Mythic Season 3 Affix

Reaping is retiring and all Keystone 10+ runs will now come with a new Nazjatar-themed affix called Beguiling. There are three types of handmaiden with different abilities present in each dungeons and their configurations will vary each week.

PvP

PvP is getting the same treatment as PvE content, meaning loot is going up by 30 item levels as well. Here’s a table of rewards you can expect based on your rating from all sources:

Tier

Rating

End of Match Item Level

Weekly Cache Item Level

Weekly Azerite Item Level

Unranked

0 – 1399

400

415

415

Combatant

1,400 – 1,599

410

425

415

Challenger

1,600 – 1,799

420

430

430

Rival

1,800 – 2,099

425

435

430

Duelist

2,100 – 2,399

430

440

445

Gladiator

2,400+

435

445

445

PvP Essences

Conflict and Strife allows you to use a predetermined Honor Talent in PvE and it’s gated behind Rated PvP Season 3. The following steps are required to get it:

Rank 1: Claim a weekly PvP War Chest.

Rank 2: Reach 1,000+ rating then claim your next weekly PvP War Chest.

Rank 3: Collect 15 Burgeoning Battlefield Furor from your weekly PvP War Chest.

Rank 4: Reach the rank of Elite in the week then claim your next weekly PvP War Chest.

You can find a complete list of Season 3 Essences in this post.

A new affix, Essences, and rewards capped at item level 415 until July 16th await in Season 3.



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