Beastly Players

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    81

  • PAC

    89

  • SHO

    83

  • PAS

    59

  • DRI

    78

  • DEF

    30

  • PHY

    85

  • POS

    RW

  • RAT

    75

  • PAC

    91

  • SHO

    71

  • PAS

    66

  • DRI

    80

  • DEF

    39

  • PHY

    78

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    75

  • PAC

    91

  • SHO

    71

  • PAS

    66

  • DRI

    80

  • DEF

    39

  • PHY

    78

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    80

  • PAC

    88

  • SHO

    80

  • PAS

    55

  • DRI

    76

  • DEF

    28

  • PHY

    83

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    81

  • PAC

    81

  • SHO

    84

  • PAS

    58

  • DRI

    76

  • DEF

    34

  • PHY

    82

Fastest Players

  • POS

    RW

  • RAT

    96

  • PAC

    98

  • SHO

    95

  • PAS

    90

  • DRI

    98

  • DEF

    40

  • PHY

    72

  • POS

    LW

  • RAT

    99

  • PAC

    98

  • SHO

    99

  • PAS

    90

  • DRI

    99

  • DEF

    42

  • PHY

    89

  • POS

    RM

  • RAT

    64

  • PAC

    97

  • SHO

    61

  • PAS

    55

  • DRI

    65

  • DEF

    30

  • PHY

    59

  • POS

    CF

  • RAT

    98

  • PAC

    97

  • SHO

    96

  • PAS

    94

  • DRI

    99

  • DEF

    41

  • PHY

    74

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    96

  • SHO

    88

  • PAS

    91

  • DRI

    95

  • DEF

    64

  • PHY

    78

5 Star Skillers

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    72

  • PAC

    81

  • SHO

    73

  • PAS

    63

  • DRI

    78

  • DEF

    29

  • PHY

    53

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    95

  • SHO

    96

  • PAS

    85

  • DRI

    94

  • DEF

    36

  • PHY

    82

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    81

  • PAC

    80

  • SHO

    72

  • PAS

    82

  • DRI

    86

  • DEF

    42

  • PHY

    54

  • POS

    LW

  • RAT

    93

  • PAC

    94

  • SHO

    95

  • PAS

    83

  • DRI

    92

  • DEF

    34

  • PHY

    80

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    75

  • PAC

    84

  • SHO

    73

  • PAS

    80

  • DRI

    86

  • DEF

    29

  • PHY

    70

5 Star Weak Foot

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    70

  • PAC

    76

  • SHO

    71

  • PAS

    54

  • DRI

    68

  • DEF

    36

  • PHY

    72

  • POS

    LB

  • RAT

    58

  • PAC

    63

  • SHO

    46

  • PAS

    57

  • DRI

    56

  • DEF

    55

  • PHY

    53

  • POS

    RM

  • RAT

    73

  • PAC

    81

  • SHO

    67

  • PAS

    68

  • DRI

    79

  • DEF

    27

  • PHY

    54

  • POS

    CAM

  • RAT

    70

  • PAC

    78

  • SHO

    64

  • PAS

    68

  • DRI

    70

  • DEF

    54

  • PHY

    72

  • POS

    CM

  • RAT

    93

  • PAC

    68

  • SHO

    91

  • PAS

    97

  • DRI

    91

  • DEF

    68

  • PHY

    78

Best Heading Players

  • POS

    LW

  • RAT

    99

  • PAC

    98

  • SHO

    99

  • PAS

    90

  • DRI

    99

  • DEF

    42

  • PHY

    89

  • POS

    CB

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    86

  • SHO

    69

  • PAS

    79

  • DRI

    74

  • DEF

    96

  • PHY

    90

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    94

  • PAC

    95

  • SHO

    96

  • PAS

    85

  • DRI

    94

  • DEF

    36

  • PHY

    82

  • POS

    ST

  • RAT

    82

  • PAC

    72

  • SHO

    81

  • PAS

    67

  • DRI

    75

  • DEF

    35

  • PHY

    67

  • POS

    CM

  • RAT

    74

  • PAC

    65

  • SHO

    69

  • PAS

    69

  • DRI

    71

  • DEF

    61

  • PHY

    78

FIFA News - Aug/23/2016

ESL Gamescom Meta Observations - futtips.com

There are no scheduled events in EU after Gamescom, so this is the last time we will see any EU teams play before Blizzcon.  So what does their meta look like right now?

Double Warrior

Up until now, most teams have stuck to drafting a single warrior with a melee bruiser/assassin.  At Gamescom, EU has shown a huge preference for replacing that melee bruiser/assassin with yet another warrior.  Interestingly enough, the two finalists at this event have both frequently deviated from this meta multiple times (Misfits never picked double warrior before the finals match vs. Team Dignitas)

Tychus/Leoric

With double warrior the dominant meta in Europe, it should come as no surprise that these two heroes are also prominent in the EU meta, given that both are great vs. two warrior compositions.   Leoric finished with a 10-5 record and Tychus with a 15-6 record at Gamescom - perhaps EU teams should consider banning/picking these two heroes so that if they go double warrior, the enemy team can't immediately counter their composition.

The Return of Jaina

It seems like it's been forever, but once upon a time Jaina was the only mage in the game.  Even after Kael'thas arrived, Jaina remained firmly in the meta and was one of the longest standing heroes always seen in competitive play.  And then the Ice block moved to level 20/Bolt of the Storm removal nerf arrived, and Jaina disappeared completely.  

Eventually, Blizzard realized that they had gone too far with the Jaina nerfs, and decided to rework her - she got a 3rd wave of Blizzard baseline at the cost of damage as well as some talent shuffling.  Most people thought that these changes were going in the wrong direction - they said that the third wave of blizzard wouldn't actually hit anyone, and that the change reduced Jaina's burst damage.  However, that third wave of Blizzard increased Jaina's wave clear and sieging ability, and Jaina never was a liability in teamfights due to her ability to land wombo combos.  Finally after being missing from the competitive scene for so long, she is back in a big way, sporting a 9-6 record at Gamescom.

Jaina and Zeratul

The Void Prison -> Ring of Frost Wombo Combo.  When it hits the right targets, it will pretty much instantly delete those heroes. This combination only has a 3-3 record in the entire tournament, because it can be difficult to set up and execute against good teams who mind their positioning.  When it does work though, it is truly a thing of beauty.

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FIFA News - Aug/23/2016

Mount speed changes found at gamescom - futtips.com

With all of the new action on display at gamescom, a lesser known change was noticed - mount speed is being reduced from 140% to 130%.

This change was originally reported on Chu8's twitch stream and reposted as a clip on Reddit, it was pointed out that mount speeds are being reduced with the next wave of content. It's not entirely clear the reason for this change, however it's easy to speculate.

One suggested reason for the change is to change the speed of rotations and ganks. Reddit u/MLGnoScope420karl thinks this change will make players think about their rotations.

At a competitive level this limits rotational speed and makes the game play at a hyper pace where you can cover swaths of the map with no problem and it becomes a game where just zerging the map is more beneficial than actually having to WEIGH your decisions.

MLGnoScope420karl also thinks this change is largely used to stress the importance of map design.

But from a design perspective, the mounts get to cover so much ground that the actual "MAP DESIGN" suffers on a macro perspective because the speed/space becomes tightened with mount speed. it makes the game "SMALLER" as a whole.

The mount speed change hasn't been made in the live version yet, and with no news of a PTR we won't know exactly how significant this change is until it makes its way to the game.

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FIFA News - Aug/23/2016

futtips | Dumpster Tier Failures and Astral Authority qualify for PAX West


There were four serious teams yet to qualify for PAX West, and barring any crazy upsets, two of them would qualify here. Which ones punched their ticket to Seattle next month?

Coverage hub

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Round 1

BO3
Vox Nihili
2
Imported S
1
2ARC
1
Astral A
2
TNC.HotS
2
CTD
0
Racc
0
DTRejects
2

Round 2

BO3
Vox Nihili
1
Astral A
2
TNC.HotS
0
DTRejects
2

Qualification Match #1: Vox Nihili vs. Astral Authority

Equinox is back for Astral Authority after retiring earlier this season, which is great news for a team which struggled mightily at Burbank without him.  Vox Nihili, meanwhile, struggled mightily against a team called Imported Support, barely winning game 3 after being behind for most of the game.  This is in stark contrast to their surprisingly strong play at Burbank earlier this month.

Vox Nihili started off the series with a bang, jumping out to an 18-3 kill lead and a 3 level advantage.  Then they made a fateful call to go for the core with the level 20 advantage, even though all 5 members of Astral Authority were up and wiped at 3%.  Astral Authority then went across the map and won a game they had no business winning.  If Vox Nihili doesn't end up qualifying, they are going to remember that game.  Vox Nihili did rebound and win game 2, but they decisively lost game 3, resulting in Astral Authority qualifying for PAX West.

Qualification Match #2: Dumpster Tier Failures vs. Team Name Change

Dumpster Tier Failures has the three ex-Brain Power members of Gul'DansGame, which is no more after their disappointing results in the first regional at Burbank.  While this team currently doesn't look like they have what it takes to qualify for Blizzcon, they certainly had enough to beat Team Name Change, which they defeated comfortably in both games to qualify for PAX West.

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FIFA News - Aug/23/2016

Dignitas wins the Gamescom EU regional - futtips.com

In their second EU regional win in a row, Dignitas defeated Misfits in an incredibly even set.

Show Dates

Round 1

BO5
Dig.HotS
3
Jabronis
1
Misfits.GG
3
FnaticHotS
2

Round 2

BO5
Dig.HotS
3
Misfits.GG
2

In an electrifying grand finals, Dignitas once again showed why they are the premiere heroes team in the EU region. Their double warrior style proved effective against Misfits' melee assassin centric strategies, including multiple Illidan lineups and a rare Butcher pick in the final match of the series.

vs
Team Dignitas HotS lineup

Red

Snitch Zagara
Bakery Rehgar
Mene Li-Ming
JayPL Muradin
AlexTheProG Arthas
Bans:
Misfits HotS lineup

Blue

Tyrael Blumbi
Uther Splendour
Sylvanas HasuObs
The Butcher Nurok
Greymane darkmok
Bans:

This is the second EU regional win for Dignitas, and as they already qualified with their last win, a tie-breaker round between Fnatic and Misfits would determine the last  EU spot for the Fall Championships at Blizzcon. That series was a Bo3 that Fnatic eventually won 2-1. Misfits were a favorite to qualify and most would agree that they are one the strongest teams to not qualify:

This is due to the similar power levels of each EU teams, and less about Misfits choking or having a bad tournament. Dingitas, Fnatic, and Misfits are very evenly matched and it was truly anyone's game. You can watch the past broadcast here and get caught up with all the incredible action that took place at Gamescom 2016.

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FIFA News - Aug/23/2016

futtips | Love Heroes of the Storm? Join our crew!

About GosuGamers

GosuGamers is the #1 global eSports media with a monthly readership of more than three million people, specializing in Dota 2, Hearthstone and Counter-Strike, and just recently, Heroes of the storm. We have our roots back in 2002 and in thirteen years history evolved into THE premier places for eSports coverage - providing news, featured content, VODs, replays, player and team rankings, matchticker and in-depth event coverage

What being part of GosuCrew will give you?

 

  • Experience and exposure within coverage/journalism in esports: GosuGamers is a great place to start your writing career and publish your work on a well-read platform
     
  • Get to know all the pro players and names you admire: We keep good relations with a large part of the pro player community, giving our crew a great opportunity to meet and interview with nearly any top team they might be interested in.
     
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  • A chance of helping your local scene grow: Heroes of the Storm is still in its infancy but there’s already a ton of competition all over the place, much of which eludes our sight. If you’re passionate about your local scene, come and write about it!
     
  •  Work with friendly, open-minded people who also happen to share your love of Heroes of the Storm!
     

Additionally, we’re always happy to help our outstanding volunteers in their future career steps. We’ll happily write you a letter of recommendation if your work has really been great and many crew members have used this opportunity to move on and work for other eSports companies or non-eSports media. There are many opportunities for increased responsibility and influence for those who excell as a volunteer crew member.

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Some of the GosuGamers Heroes crew at Heroes of the Dorm and BlizzCon 2015

What being part of GosuCrew means/requires?
 

  • Put down a few hours per week to help out with content/coverage: As all GG.net crew members work on voluntary basis, it’s entirely up to them when, how much and with what they want to help. You will be working with your crew leader closely to coordinate some tasks, but most of the time you will set your own tempo.
     
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Editors are responsible for all text-based content on the site, ranging from newsposts about tournaments, transfers, players, events and so forth to unique content, including interviews, guides, tournament previews, columns, player and team profiles, event recaps and so forth. The pen is yours and our blank pages are limitless.

Editors are expected to be able to write prominently in English, though a degree in it or having it as first language is not required. You also don’t need to have extensive background in writing and while experienced scribblers will have no problem fitting in, we also have managerial crew with years of writing behind them who can guide the novice ones.

When applying for editorial, please also kindly provide a piece you’ve written on any topic. We just want to see your command of English, no CVs or portfolios are required. 

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We look forward to fielding all applicants and will respond to qualified parties with an interview time. Good luck!

FIFA News - Aug/16/2016

Broken Shore Scenario: Cinematics and Secret Items from Vendors - futtips.com

Legion Invasions are extremely popular this week so we're highlighting some interesting parts of the event: cinematics and hidden secret vendors. To learn more about the event, check out our event guide; we've been updating it since yesterday with new findings.

Hidden Broken Shore Items



Whether you're rushing to complete the Broken Shore scenario to access Nethershard vendors or are still reeling from the emotional cinematics, take a moment to visit these NPCs and collect their unique items before you complete the scenario on your next alt. You won't be able to get their items once you complete the scenario.

You must be level 98+ and on the Broken Shore questline, before boarding the boat in Battle for the Broken Shore to see these NPCs. As Demon Hunters cannot complete the Broken Shore, they can never see these NPCs. However, the toys and cosmetic armor are account-wide, so Demon Hunters can use these items.

Horde
  • Fo'rum the Postmaker by the Draonsh'ar Blockade sells Angry Post, Happy Post. and Thoughtful Post for each. Put these posts down on the ground to show your true feelings; or mail them to a friend.
  • Ravika by Bladefury's Dock sells highly sought-after items from Patch 5.3: the cosmetic item Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes and toys Whole-Body Shrinka', Sen'jin Spirit Drum, and Xan'tish's Flute.


Patch 5.3 introduced the limited-time Battlefield Barrens Event which chronicled the Kor'kron's rise to power in Orgrimmar. Northern Barrens was taken over by Kor'kron camps and elites, while the Valley of Spirits in Orgrimmar was shut down. You can learn about the event in our Patch 5.3 Battlefield Barrens Guide.

As part of the event, players could turn in Kor'kron supplies for various armor and toys, so it's great to see some of these items make a return.
  • Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes: Cosmetic invisible shoes which can be transmogged onto any armor type.
  • Whole-Body Shrinka': Head-shrinking is for amateurs. Shrink your whole body!
  • Sen'jin Spirit Drum: Summon a set of three spirit drums that anyone can play.
  • Xan'tish's Flute: Call wild snakes to follow you for 1 min.


Alliance
  • Lenny "Fingers" McCoy at Stormwind Harbor sells Lucky Shirt and the flavor items Old Lucky Coin, Lucky Rat's Tooth, and Lucky Charm. The shirt is the only replica of Fine Cloth Shirt, an old reward from a removed quest.


There is a fourth hidden item requiring Stage 6 of the Broken Shore for Alliance: Alaina's Bonnet
  • Pick up Charred Locket from the Ashes of a Fallen Crusader in Stage 6.
  • Complete the Broken Shore scenario and The Battle for Broken Shore.
  • Head to Eastvale Logging Camp and give the locket to Alaina Hearthsong inside the house at 85, 67.
  • Briefly leave and return to the house, and on the 2nd floor you can loot the Bonnet.
  • An Alliance character is required to loot the bonnet, but Horde can transmog into it once acquired.


Blizzard developer Muffinus stated on Twitter that the inspiration for this item was the White Messenger Ribbon from Bloodborne.

Broken Shore Cinematics



All during Legion beta, players would complete the Broken Shore scenario but wonder what the missing cinematics held. These cinematics are now viewable in-game during the Broken Shore scenario, and we've uploaded them in case you want to rewatch them, or aren't high-enough level to experience the Broken Shore. We've also added the cinematics to our Broken Shore Quest Walkthrough.

Warning: major lore spoilers ahead.

FIFA News - Aug/16/2016

futtips | Demon Hunter Patch Guide and J!NX Giveaway



Wowhead’s Demon Hunter Patch Guide

The Legion Demon Hunter Patch goes live on August 9th for US realms, August 10th for EU realms. This patch unlocks the Broken Shore, Legion Invasions, Demon Hunters, Dark Whispers, a new boosted experience, and part of the pre-launch quest line. In this post, we'll cover all the guides, features, and important database links on Wowhead.

You loved the new J!NX Demon Hunter hoodies so much, we have another giveaway for their Legion merchandise including the Mythic Demon Hunter Class shirt! Two lucky users will go on shopping sprees to J!NX: one user will receive a bundle of six World of Warcraft t-shirts and another will receive a $100 gift certificate. Simply comment with a Wowhead link (item, guide, etc) to your favorite thing in the Demon Hunter content update to enter for a chance to win. This giveaway ends on August 15.

As a reminder, you can get FREE international shipping on any J!NX Warcraft merchandise with code WOWHEAD and we also have several other giveaways going on for the Illidari hoodies.




Demon Hunters



Are You Prepared? Getting Started



Demon Hunters are a brand-new class in Legion! You can play them on August 9th if you have pre-purchased a digital copy of Legion.

  • Demon Hunters start off at level 98; unlocking the option to create one requires an existing level 70 character on that server.
  • Demon Hunters primarily use Warglaives, but can also equip daggers, fist weapons, 1H Swords, and Axes. Glaives, axes, and swords can be transmogged onto each other.
  • Demon Hunters aim for leather agility armor and we've made a guide to easy level 100 items to equip. Don't forget gear from Mark of Honor and heirloom trinkets like Infallible Tracking Charm.
  • Demon Hunters can only be Night Elves or Blood Elves. They have additional customization options: horns, blindfolds, tattoos, new skin tones, new hair colors.
  • Demon Hunters have a unique starting zone. In questing through the starting experience, you will acquire the Felsaber mount, the title, two unique transmog appearances per faction (Illidari Alliance, Torment Alliance, Illidari Horde, Torment Horde), choose a specialization, and unlock two talents. Learn about each quest, the rewards, and rares/treasures that reward useful items like Inquisitor's Menacing Eye in the Demon Hunter Starting Zone Guide.
  • Several signature abilities include Double Jump which paired with Glide allow you to reach hidden areas. You even sprout wings when you Glide. Another fun flavor ability is Spectral Sight which allows you to see all enemies and treasures through barriers.
  • Demon Hunters will have access to a Garrison, however they will have to unlock and upgrade it from scratch. Not sure what to do? We have a guide to questing for the Level 1 and 2 Garrison.


How to Play a Demon Hunter



Demon Hunters have two specializations and we have a variety of guides and tools:

Havoc Guide | Vengeance Guide | Havoc Artifact | Vengeance Artifact | Havoc Talents | Vengeance Talents




What Makes Havoc Special:
  • Fantasy: A demonic elf who uses the magic of the Legion against them. A havoc demon hunter is an aggressive melee damage dealer with high mobility. They have adopted traits of demons and use their own power against them.The main thing that makes Demon Hunters truly special is Metamorphosis.
  • Resources: Havoc Demon Hunters are a use Fury as a resource. Using abilities such as Demon's Bite to build fury and then using other abilities such as Blade Dance to spend Fury.
  • Mobility: Demon Hunters need to be swift in vanquishing the demons they hunt. Using abilities unique to them such as Fel Rush to quickly close the gap between them and their foes or using Vengeful Retreat to escape. You can even use your demonic wings to Glide from various high places.
  • AoE Capabilities: Eye Beam is one of many of your AoE abilities, along with Blade Dance, Fel Eruption,Throw Glaive and even your artifact weapon ability Fury of the Illidari does AoE.
  • Defensive Abilities: Blur is your main form of defense. You will also learn Darkness that can help not only you but your allies as well.
  • Artifact Weapon: Twinblades of the Deceiver is your artifact weapon as a Havoc Demon Hunter. One named Verus the other named Muramas.
  • Unique Mount: Demon Hunters no matter the spec or race will obtain Felsaber.
  • Armor: Leather Agility
  • Strengths: Overall a Havoc Demon Hunters excel in burst AoE as well as burst priority damage. Resource is easy to maintain as well as the flexibility in their talents for different situations.


More information in the complete Havoc guide:

Havoc Overview | Rotation and Abilities | Talent Overview | Gearing and Artifact | Consumables | Melee DPS Overview


What Makes Vengeance Special:
  • Fantasy: A demonic elf who uses the magic of the Legion against them. A vengeance demon hunter is an aggressive, fast-paced tank that rips souls from the enemy to use for their own benefit.
  • Resources: Pain, generated via attacks and taking damage. Soul Fragments, which are minor healing orbs that spawn far from the demon hunter and are consumed by various abilities.
  • Damage Reduction: Demon Spikes, which directly reduces physical damage and increases your chance to avoid attacks.
  • Healing: Soul Cleave, a big finisher that heals more the more pain you spend on it.
  • Basic Rotation: Immolation Aura to pick up adds. Fill empty spots in your rotation with Shear. Both of these will generate Pain for active mitigation.
  • Mobility: Infernal Strike, which is a ground targeted leap on a short cooldown.
  • Defensive Cooldowns: Fiery Brand, a strong single target defensive ability on a short cooldown. Metamorphosis, an offensive and defensive ability that increases health and Pain generation. Empower Wards for magic damage.
  • Artifact Weapon: Aldrachi Warblades. A pair of warglaives that have absorbed souls across the cosmos.
  • Armor: Agility leather
  • Strengths: Strong and frequently usable cooldowns, well rounded healing and damage reduction abilities. Excellent solo capabilities. Precise and frequent mobility.


More information in the complete Vengeance guide:
Vengeance Overview | Rotation and Abilities | Talent Overview | Gearing and Artifact | Consumables | Tanking Overview


To help utilize your abilities to their fullest potential, we have created default WeakAuras for each Demon Hunter ability. WeakAuras is a handy addon that flashes a useful alert onto your screen related to important abilities--cooldowns, durations, etc.

Just visit a spell page (abilities, specialization, talents, artifact traits, pvp talents) and click on the "WeakAuras Export" button to open the panel up. Click "Copy" for our default aura, or "Customize" to easily change your alerts!

Below is an example of what you see for Metamorphosis:

Appearances and Customization



In addition to helping you play your spec, we also want you to look good as an Illidari. While your Demon Hunter may not be able to see, with Wowhead's tools you can still look fashionable!

  • All of the appearances unique to Demon Hunters can be previewed in Wowhead's Dressing Room. This includes customization options like tattoos and blindfolds, as well as modified helms and chests that appear differently on only Demon Hunters.
  • We have over 1400 user-submitted outfits suitable for Demon Hunters; find a set that you like!
  • We've made a list of popular Demon Hunter transmogs you can collect in the prepatch, including axes and swords to tide you over until Legion.
  • Demon Hunters even have unique emotes. Listen to them here:



Demon Invasions



Demon Invasions Guide




Demons have taken over six low-level zones; Azshara, Dun Morogh, Hillsbrad Foothills, Northern Barrens, Tanaris, Westfall. Completing one invasion rewards Stand Against the Legion and all six rewards Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions. Players from levels 10 through 100 can take part in invasions.

Invasions will spawn every few hours, increasing in frequency as Legion gets closer. You can see which one is up by looking on your map for the fel green icon.

Invasions take place in multiple stages and can be quite challenging towards the end. Our Invasions guide has videos and screenshots of each invasion; below is the Dun Morogh invasion:

Rewards



For completing Stage 2 of an invasion you will receive Small Legion Chest and for completing Stage 4 you will receive Large Legion Chest. These can contain Fel-Touched gear and weapons with unique appearances.

Nethershard, awarded at various stages, are used to purchase special items from camps in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
  • Felstone: 3 Nethershard
  • Potion of Fel Protection: 3 Nethershard
  • Battle-Mender's Dressing: 1 Nethershard
  • Ensemble: Fel-Infused Cloth Armor for 0 Nethershard
  • Ensemble: Felshroud Leather Armor for 0 Nethershard
  • Ensemble: Fel-Chain Mail Armor for 0 Nethershard
  • Ensemble: Felforged Plate Armor for 0 Nethershard
  • Felbat Pup for 0 Nethershard
  • Coalesced Fel for 0 Nethershard
  • ilvl 700 Amulets for 0 Nethershard
  • ilvl 700 Rings for 0 Nethershard
  • ilvl 700 Trinkets for 0 Nethershard
  • Demon Commander's Drape for 0 Nethershard
  • Glaive of the Fallen for 0 Nethershard


There is the mysterious Pocket Fel Spreader toy; the toy box data claims it is from Dread Infiltrator but Muffinus on Twitter claimed it was difficult to find.

There are also ilvl 700 weapons with distinctive models which can drop as part of the invasion. If you are interested in transmog, you definitely want to keep an eye out for these weapons.

More screenshots and information on the rewards in the Demon Invasion Guide.

Dark Whispers



The Dark Whispers event affects players at random in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

You have an ability called Turn Ally that turns a targeted player Hostile. Turning an ally will make a stack of Frail Mind go away but also makes you hostile, so you need to use your Cloak of Darkness to vanish for a bit so you aren't killed. You can disguise yourself as you go around doing this too with Illusionary Guise. You can also confuse a group of players with Hysteria.

When all 9 stacks are removed, you can turn into a Dreadlord for a minute if you use Give In To Darkness.

New Quests



Three major questlines are part of this week's content update.

The first part of the pre-launch questline will unlock, which covers Magni, Jaina, Karazhan, and New Dalaran. This series will only be available during the pre-expansion event; it will not be accessible after August 30th.

The second major questline/scenario is the Broken Shore. Every class can participate in this except for Demon Hunters. In addition to major lore developments, several quests offer loot:
  • To Be Prepared: Signet of Stormwind or Mark of Orgrimmar
  • The Battle for Broken Shore: ilvl 685 weapon
  • Demons Among Us: ilvl 685 trinket


Details on how to complete these scenarios are in the Demon Invasion Guide.

The third major questline is the Demon Hunter Starting Experience. This is the very first thing you will complete as a Demon Hunter at level 98 and more quest details and loot info are in our guide:

New Boosted Experience: Class Trials



Legion Class Trials allow players to try out a class at 100 before they boost it permanently. You will go through a short tutorial highlighting your most important abilities, and then play through the Broken Shore introductory questline.

One spec per class (Druids have two) is included as part of the tutorial experience. Demon Hunters are not part of the Class Trial system, as they are not eligible for boosting.

Abilities are added to your bars one-by-one as you progress through the steps. When an ability is added, a helpful pop-up appears with basic information on when to use the ability. During this tutorial, most abilities in your spellbook are locked, as well as talents.

Below is a video for the Mage Boosted experience; videos for all available specs are found on the Class Trial Guide.

Pre Expansion Lore



Blizzard has published new comics, animated shorts, and audio dramas related to the Legion Demon Hunter patch. Click the toggler to learn more about this media (spoilers in the linked works.)

Why are we fighting at the Broken Shore? The audio drama The Tomb of Sargeras explains the confrontation between Khadgar and alternate-reality Gul'dan. You can also read the full story here.

The Harbingers series of animated shorts provides insights into the backstories of Illidan, Gul'dan, and Khadgar.

Blizzard has also released a series of four digital comics; two of them are quite relevant to the events in the Demon Hunter prepatch: Fault Lines and Son of the Wolf.

Legion Merchandise



Players who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition of Legion immediately have access to in-game items:

  • World of Warcraft Reins of the Illidari Felstalker Mount and Nibbles Pet: Stalk the invading forces of the Burning Legion from atop their very own hounds of war with the Reins of the Illidari Felstalker. After a long day of demon slaying, summon Nibbles--a delightfully demented companion--to keep you warm by the fel fire.
  • Heroes of the Storm Felstalker Mount: Charge down the lanes of the Nexus on the back of the fierce Felstalker mount.
  • StarCraft II Portrits: Take back Aiur in style with psionic-infused portraits of Illidan and Gul'dan.
  • Diablo III Wings and Helm: Face the hordes of Sanctuary wearing demonic wings, and complete your fel-infused look with the new Demon Hunter helm transmog.


Earlier we previewed the Legion Collector's Edition which has additional goodies like an art book!

Blizzard has a full line of Legion merchandise and we have a discount code: WOWHEADLEGION10



As mentioned at the top of the post, J!NX also has a new line of Legion apparel including the Mythic Demon Hunter Class Tee. In addition to our giveaways, we also have the code WOWHEAD for free international shipping!

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Legion Collector's Edition Unboxing
We're very excited to bring you an early look at the Legion Collector's Edition! Thank you Blizzard Entertainment for providing us with these copies.

Check out all the goodies in Panser's video, and for a closer look, Perc and Panser will be highlighting their copies on the upcoming Wowhead Weekly, Friday 3pm Pacific.

The Legion Collector's Edition, sold for $89.99, contains the following:

  • Behind the Scenes DVD and Blu-Ray Two Disc Set: This two-disc combo set includes creator's commentary, insider interviews, and developer roundtables.
  • Collector's Edition Soundtrack: Delve into the fel-infused soundtrack from Legion, featuring 18 original orchestral tracks.
  • The Art of Legion: Explore 176 pages filled with the illustrated designs behind Legion's new zones, Order Halls, and Artifact weapons. From the splendor of ancient Suramar to the corrupted forests of Val'sharah, you'll witness the early designs that influenced that final look and feel of Legion.
  • Legion Mousepad: Prepare yourself for the fight against the Legion with this special edition mousepad featuring Illidan and Gul'dan.


The Art Book was filled with pages of gorgeous concept art covering the Burning Legion, Demon Hunters, each Broken Isles zone, armor sets, artifact weapons, new Broken Isles creatures, and some extras like loading screens and cinematic stills. Below is a sampling of some of our favorite images like the Fel Kitty Pet; we'll be going through the book in more detail on Wowhead Weekly.

Digital Content



You will also get in-game content across all Blizzard games. If you are interested in only the digital bonuses, pre-purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99.

  • World of Warcrft Reins of the Illidari Felstalker Mount and Nibbles Pet: Stalk the invading forces of the Burning Legion from atop their very own hounds of war with the Reins of the Illidari Felstalker. After a long day of demon slaying, summon Nibbles--a delightfully demented companion--to keep you warm by the fel fire.
  • Heroes of the Storm Felstalker Mount: Charge down the lanes of the Nexus on the back of the fierce Felstalker mount.
  • StarCraft II Portraits: Take back Aiur in style with psionic-infused portraits of Illidan and Gul'dan.
  • Diablo III Wings and Helm: Face the hordes of Sanctuary wearing demonic wings, and complete your fel-infused look with the new Demon Hunter helm transmog.


While it's not a perfect solution, there is a workaround if you have ordered the physical collector's edition but also want Demon Hunter early access, which requires a digital purchase:

Nethaera



With the digital version of World of Warcraft: Legion currently available for pre-purchase, we know many of you are interested in getting your level-100 character boost now and early access to the new Demon Hunter before launch. We also know many of you are planning to get the Collector’s Edition of Legion once it’s in stores, but would still like to get in on the action with your boost sooner rather than later.

To help you do both, we’ve set up a process similar to the one for Warlords of Draenor to receive a replacement Legion game key once you upgrade to the Collector’s Edition. Just follow these steps:

1. Pre-purchase a digital version of Legion now and begin using the included character boost immediately.
2. Pick up your Collector’s Edition pre-order once Legion releases.
3. Enter your Collector’s Edition key on your Battle.net Account Management page.
4. Contact Blizzard Customer Support for a replacement of your original Standard or Digital Deluxe Edition Key.
5. Give the shiny new digital key to a friend!

We’ll provide more information, including additional details on what’s inside the Collector’s Edition, in the near future.


Virtual Ticket Giveaway



To give you a chance at even more Blizzard goodies, we're giving away 5 BlizzCon Virtual Tickets. This grants access to all BlizzCon panels, digital goodies for each game, and the choice of purchasing the BlizzCon Goody Bag.

Leave a comment here with your favorite part of the Collector's/Digital Deluxe Edition for a chance to win a Virtual Ticket!

Five winners will be picked at random Monday August 15th. In order to win you must randomly be selected and your comment must be relevant.

Winners will be contacted via their registered Wowhead email address.