Shadowlands 9.1 PTR Build 38627 Recap - More Covenant Legendaries & Interview with Sloot
We're recapping everything that was added and updated in the fourth PTR update for Chains of Domination, Patch 9.1 build 38627. This past week's build included several new and updated covenant legendaries, as well as an interview with Lead Game Designer Morgan Day.
You can catch the bulk of our discoveries
over on Twitch
as we stream datamining for each update, as well as our
previous patch 9.1 PTR recap for build 38549
. However, we will continue to post PTR news throughout the week, including newly discovered system updates, advanced research, and editorials on class changes.
Class Changes in 9.1 PTR Build 38627
fourth PTR build
Holy Paladin tuning
, several Covenant legendaries datamined, and a number of PvP talent changes. Our class writers have shared their thoughts on how these class changes and runecarved powers might affect their class and covenants going forward into the Chains of Domination.
PTR Changes Class Writer Reviews
Paladin Class Changes ReviewPriest Covenant Legendary ReviewShaman Covenant Legendary ReviewWarlock Covenant Legendary Review
Priest Covenant Legendaries Discovered
: Two of the Priest covenant legendaries have been revealed, with the other two datamined.
Warlock Covenant Legendaries Datamined
: All four Warlock covenant legendaries have been datamined, but are still unconfirmed.
Hunter Covenant Legendaries Datamined
: Three of the four Hunter covenant legendaries have been datamined, but are still unconfirmed.
Shaman Covenant Legendaries Datamined
: The Venthyr and Night Fae Shaman covenant legendaries have been datamined, but are still unconfirmed.
Sanctum of Domination Raid Updates
Painsmith Raznal & The Nine
: Testing on the PTR reveals some interesting mechanics for the Painsmith Raznal and The Nine encounters.
Sylvanas & Her Val'kyr
: The Nine encounter starts off with some special dialogue between Sylvanas and her Val'kyr.
Encounter Journal Changes
: The 9.1 Encounter Journal has been updated with some new encounter mechanics.
Tazavesh First Look
: We get our first look at the Shadowlands Mega-Dungeon - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, located in the space between Revendreth and Ardenweald.
New Loading Screens
: Brand new loading screens for Sanctum of Domination and Tazavesh, the Veiled Market.
Conduit & Socket Upgrades from Torghast
: The Adamant Vaults bonus floor of Torghast will be one of several ways of gaining Season 2 Socket & Conduit Upgrades!
Reputation & Zone Updates
Catch-up Gear with Stygia
: Stygia can be used to purchase item level 200 gear.
: Additional gear can be obtained from daily quests within Korthia, upgradeable to item level 233.
Socket & Conduit Upgrades
: Season 2 Conduit and Socket upgrades can be obtained from a new faction in Korthia, the Archivist's Codex.
The Archivist's Codex
: The Archivist's Codex is a semi-unique reputation which uses Ranks instead of normal standings.
Story & Lore Updates
: Upon completing the Chains of Domination storyline, Night Fae players can return to the Heart of the Forest and trigger a small event with Astarii Starseeker.
Sylvanas Quiver & Tryande Model Updates
: Sylvanas has a new model which includes the her Ranger quiver, while Tyrande's new model has brightly glowing eyes.
Covenant Mounts and Transmog Rewards
: New Renown Rewards have been found, unlocking two new mounts and two transmog tints for each Covenant.
Win 10 ARM64 Support
: Shadowlands now has support for Windows 10 ARM64, allowing World of Warcraft to run on various advanced mobile devices.
Sunshaft & Glare Options
: New global strings identify video options for sunshaft and glare envrionment lighting.
Interview with Morgan Day
Interview Live Coverage
: Sloot conducted an interview with Lead Game Designer Morgan Day, covering a wide variety of community questions and concerns.
Soul Ash Catch Up
: The amount of Soul Ash obtained per Torghast run will increase by 50%, with repeat runs also rewarding Soul Ash for catch up purposes.
: Sanctum of Domination will have less BoE drops, covering three equipment slots instead of four.
Renown Catch Up
: There will be a catch up system allowing players to reach 40 renown quickly and start in on new content sooner.
: Torghast leveling won't be coming in 9.1, but the idea has been well received and could easily make it into a .5 patch.
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