The Speaker Listens

World of Warcraft patch 7.3.2 (25497) introduced two new quests in Argus: The Speaker Listens and Visions of Fear — as the prelude to the Antorus raid.

THE SPEAKER LISTENS

High Exarch Turalyon: Magni has sent for you in Krokul Hovel once more. He seems to have made a new breakthrough in trying to reach Argus. I suggest you find him immediately. His last vision foretold Aggramar’s coming, and there is still so much we do not know of Sargeras’ plans.

Objectives

Meet Magni in the Krokul Hovel.

 

Subraces Part 2: Before the Storm

We’d previously talked about the strange additions to the “chrraces” file in WBDX that could be evidence of four subraces coming to World of WarCraft in the next expansion. Thanks to the crafty people in the MMO-Champion hype thread, and WoWhead, even more details on these strange entries has been uncovered. Already it was getting to be too much to keep updating the original article, and then another bombshell dropped. Christie Golden’s next World of WarCraft novel has a title and description that might shed further light on the upcoming expansion. I’ve decided to the combine the two into a single, pre-BlizzCon speculation extravaganza.

REMINDER: I’ve seen some confusion over this on places like Twitter and Reddit; nothing in this or the previous article is confirmed. While the file evidence is real, we can only make educated guesses as to what the details mean. 

Possible New (Sub)Races Datamined

Happy two weeks until BlizzCon, everyone! I’ve covered several previous datamining clues towards expansion seven in these past few months, and unless something huge happens, this should be the last one. On MMO-Champion’s “Official Patch 8.0 Speculation thread,” a list from the game database was uncovered that could point towards four new (sub)races being added in. What are these potential subraces? What is the evidence for them? Find out after the jump!

Update: A new piece of information has surfaced, as well as a look back at an interesting quote from a Gamescom interview. Check them out at the bottom of the page.

WoW PTR 7.3.2 – Antorus Raid Quest: The Burning Throne

The Antorus Raid Quest is now available in the PTR. This quest will unlock access to the raid. Currently, the location where you would zone-in into the raid is blocked by rocks. As soon as you accept the quest, a cutscene is unlocked, showing the Vindicaar ship blasting through rocks to open a way into Antorus. The portal becomes visible after this cutscene, allowing players to zone-in into the raid dungeon.

After completing the quest, Velen provides the next quest which requires you to defeat the World-Soul: “The Death of a Titan.” In addition, I checked the Dungeon Journal. The Argus the Unmaker Overview and story is now available in the Dungeon Journal. Read the Spoiler below.


DAMAGE DEALERS

  • Move into Gift of teh Sky or Gift of the Sea to gain the power of Golganneth. However, make sure you always move into the same one, as the effects are mutually exclusive!

  • If you are afflicted by Soulbomb, move to the Avatar of Aggramar to avoid being killed by Soulbomb Detonation.

  • Collect the Motes of Titanic Power while you are a ghost to empower Khaz'goroth, enabling him to cast Titanforging.


TANKS

  • Alternate tanks on Argus to minimize Sweeping Scythe damage.

  • If you are made the Avatar of Aggramar, you will need to protect players afflicted by Soulbomb so they are not killed by Soulbomb Detonation.

  • Constellar Designates equipped with Sword of the Cosmos and Blades of the Eternal should be tanked (Melee Attack damage increased by 300%). Additionally, try to keep the Designate equipped with Sword of the Cosmos away from any other designates to avoid Cosmic Power stacking too high.


HEALERS


 

WoW PTR 7.3.2 – Primal Sargerite Trader

The World of Warcraft PTR 7.3.2 introduces a new Primal Sargerite Trader NPC named Maras located within The Vindicaar in Argus. He stands next to the Master Tailor Khaela.

First thing you notice when you login into Patch 7.3.2 is a new quest (seen in the mini-map) by Maras: “The Prime Exchange.” After completing the quest (if you have Sargerite x 1), the trade window is unlocked providing profession materials for Sargerite x 1 or by 10.

    Maras: “As you’ve no doubt learned, Primal Sargerite is a precious material which yields great power when infused with items. In our fight against the Legion, we need all the power we can get our hands on. Bring me any Primal Sargerite you find and I will trade with you what I can.

 

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Patch 7.3 – Miss the Fel Reaver days? Argus has you covered

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, in a very very distant… place named Outland, players who decided to take a little break going AFK would meet a certain death, or while fighting a bunch of trash mobs they would hear a distant hellish whirl sound, turn around, and have the infamous Fel Reaver stomp on them to death. That Fel Reaver was the stuff of legends, let me tell you.

With Patch 7.3, you don’t only have to worry about an upgraded Fel Reaver, but two other threats. One is environmental, and the other one is a Legion weapon.