What Blizzard wants you to test in World of Warcraft PTR 7.3.5

Around 1:30am EST, Community Manager Lore posted the following statement to inform players what the game developers expect volunteers to playtest in PTR 7.3.5. Basically, they want your feedback on the new revamped level 1-100 scaling experience. However, there will be new features added for testing in upcoming 7.3.5 builds: such as Ulduar Timewalking, the Silithus Battleground, and it seems there is more quests to tell the story of the aftermath of Antorus.

By observation, something else I found that is not listed is that you can now queue in the LFG Raid Finder to Hope’s End (Antorus). That’s the only one available at the moment.

There is more Artifact Power reward in PvP Rated Arena and Rated Battlegrounds. To keep in perspective: My main is level 74 Artifact Level and Artifact Knowledge 55. In live, the Rated Battlegrounds reward is 7.7 Billion Artifact Power. In PTR 7.3.5, it is 10 Billion Artifact Power.

Lore: Welcome to the Patch 7.3.5 Public Test Realm! This patch includes several new updates and content, and also lays some of the groundwork for the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion.

Our biggest focus for testing during this PTR period will be on the new level 1-100 zone and dungeon scaling we’re introducing with 7.3.5. This is an extensive change to how loot, quests, and creatures work in the open world, so we’re going to need as much feedback as we can get about how things are working out. We’ll have some more details in the coming days about how you can best help us make sure this new feature rolls out as smoothly as possible.

Other features you’ll see on the PTR over the next few weeks include Ulduar Timewalking, a preview of the new Silithus Battleground, and a few other bits of content that get into the aftermath of the events in Antorus and set the stage for the upcoming conflict in Battle for Azeroth. Note that since development of the new expansion is now in full swing, datamining sites are likely to see some bits and pieces of features that are part of Battle for Azeroth (such as Allied Races).

As we’ve done for similar patches in Legion, we’ll be providing updates throughout the PTR process that give insight into what’s being made available for testing and what sort of feedback would be most helpful. Thanks for checking it out, and happy testing! — source

 

 

The Death of a Titan

Prophet Velen: There is no way to express the depth of my sorrow. My rage. What Sargeras has done…

Argus, my home world, holds the soul of a titan. It has been twisted and corrupted beyond redemption, its power harnessed to fuel the Legion’s infinite army.

We must do the impossible… breach the depths of Antorus and sever the Legion’s connection to the world soul.

Please, (name). End its pain, its suffering. In striking down the dark heart of Argus, we will defeat the Legion… and redeem the soul of my world.

 

QUEST OBJECTIVES

Strike down the soul of Argus in Antorus, the Burning Throne.

 

The Burning Throne

High Exarch Turalyon: The time has come, (name), to begin our assault upon Antorus. Everything we have fought for, everything our friends and family have sacrificed, has brought us to this moment. We will fire Light’s Judgment upon the walls of the accursed citadel and storm their seat of power. We will end the Legion. After all you have done, it is fitting that you have the honor. Activate the Crown of the Triumvirate and let us finish our mission.

 

QUEST OBJECTIVES

Use the Crown of the Triumvirate while above the Antoran Wastes to open the way to Antorus.

 

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.

 

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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