Raider's Tavern, 28.04.2017

Legion Q&A: Tomb of Sargeras Raid Releases Mid to Late June

Game Director Ion Hazzikostas shared some news for raiders in yesterday’s Q&A stream. Here’s our summary.

Rewatch the Q&A Stream

Highlights for raiding players

Ion did not talk a lot about gear and class balance but there will be a specific Q&A stream on Patch 7.2.5 next month.

Raid zones and testing

  • Tomb of Sargeras raid will open mid to late June
  • There will be another round of raid testing on every difficulty
  • Mythic Elisande and Gul’Dan will probably be nerfed in the near future
  • This will not be the last raid of Legion, Patch 7.3 will take us to Argus and hold a new raid zone
  • Note: Patch 7.3 will release at the end of the year, according to a PCGamer interview

Loot and Legendaries

  • If you do have all Legendaries for one spec you will get a random one for your offspecs. Of course, you still can change your loot spec to target a specific item.
  • Item level cap will be raised by 30 on every tier
  • Rewards for Mythic+ will be raised up to Level 15 on the first mythic week of ToS
  • Item level for Legendaries will be raised up to 970
  • You will be able to upgrade your Legendaries, the process will be a bit easier than it was the last time

Classes and Buffs

  • The team is not happy about the fact that some classes need supportive buffs from other classes to perform well
  • Make Discipline more independent from Innervate is a big goal for example
  • On the other hand, you should want to have one player of each class in the raid. It should be rewarding to work as a team and play cooperatively
  • The Devs still try to find the right balance on that

Black Temple Timewalking Raid

  • Will be tied to the Burning Crusade Timewalking event
  • The team plans to have one timewalking raid for every event in the future