Blizzard Entertainment announced the Warcraft III: Reforged Beta test will begin this week. We have been surprised by something else in the Spoils of War in-game rewards that had not been previously disclosed at BlizzCon 2018, nor throughout 2019 to date.
The Spoils of War will introduce four new Warcraft III: Reforged skins: Champion of the Horde Thrall (his World of Warcraft: Cataclysm skin), Emerald Nightmare Cenarius, Fallen King Arthas, and Daughter of the Seas Jaina.
Why is this big? Because, though Blizzard didn’t specify in this announcement, it is obvious that plans might be in development to create custom skins for Warcraft III: Reforged players. Don’t know what I am talking about? Think StarCraft II War Chests.
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The multiplayer beta for Warcraft III: Reforged begins this week* with limited access to the orc and human races within 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. The undead and night elf races, and more game modes will be added in the weeks ahead.
Invitations to the multiplayer beta will be sent out over the coming weeks. Initial invitations will go out in waves to those who have pre-purchased the Spoils of War edition of the game and subsequent waves of invitations will go to additional players, such as those who have pre-purchased the standard edition of Warcraft III: Reforged.
Early in World of Warcraft vanilla, players could read books found throughout Azeroth. One of them, the Charge of the Dragonflights, which says:
“Aman’Thul, the Highfather of the Pantheon, bestowed a portion of his cosmic power upon the massive Bronze dragon, Nozdormu. The Highfather empowered Nozdormu to guard time itself and police the ever-spinning pathways of fate and destiny.”
In the World of Warcraft: War of the Ancients trilogy (by New York Times Best Selling Author, Richard A. Knaak), we learned that Aman’Thul showed Nozdormu the exact moment of his own demise.
“As the essence of Time, he had been granted by his creators with the knowledge of his own demise. That had been given as a lesson, so that he would never think his power so great and terrible that he had to answer to no other. Nozdormu knew exactly how he would perish and when.”
The latest PTR 8.3 Patch build 32272 introduced the questline that sends you into Pandaria to search for the Rajani clan, the mogu who follow Ra-Den as their master. You enter the Mogu’shan Terrace dungeon to align its Engine of Nalak’sha with the Chamber of Heart.
Ra-Den then comes with you to the Chamber of Heart. MOTHER attempts to align the Engine of Nalak’sha and the Forge of Origination to the Chamber of Heart, but an anomaly impedes the procedeure. From there, you go to the Halls of Origination to fix the problem.
Wrathion intercedes and tricks you into entering an Horrific Vision. Something Magni disapproved after the fact. From there, you enter the Blackwing Descent with Wrathion to recover an item that will create the Legendary Cloak in order to protect you while inside a Horrific Vision.
The questline ends with the unlocking of Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar — accessed through gateways inside the Chamber of Heart.
For the Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Daily Quests, World Quests, and Rare Elite Maps visit this archive page.
In order to survive the Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, players need to acquire Wrathion’s Legendary Cloak: “Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve.” The cloak can be upgraded up to Rank 15 with Horrific Core. At Rank 15, the cloak reduces Sanity loss from all sources by 75% — which helps at the most difficult areas of the Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
Below is a map of both cities, and the amount of Sanity lost per second in the most difficult areas.
After reaching Heart of Azeroth Level 65, I was greeted at the Chamber of Heart with two new quests. One of them starts with Kalecgos who sends you to the Twilight Highlands. There, a Vermillion Holdout scenario requires you to reduce the enemy threat from the Void-Twisted invaders.
After defeating Vexiona, Alexstrasza visits the Chamber of Heart to empower the Heart Forge with Tempered Scale of the Scarlet Broodmother. This adds the Crucible of Flame power.
This questline introduces the player to the Rajani and Uldum Accord factions. Wrathion teams up to seek ingredients to craft a powerful Legendary cloak to protect you inside the Horrific Visions of N'Zoth.
ULDUM ACCORD INTRO
"Return to the Black Prince" is obtained onscreen when you enter Dazar'alor
In Patch 8.3, the Black Empire has assaulted the Emerald Dreamways. First, you talk to the Earthen Guardian by the Port of Zandalar or Tradeswind Market, who informs you that Magni has summoned you to the Chamber of Heart. There, Kalecgos sends you to Ysera’s daughter, Merithra of the Dream, to support her dragonflight with the power to stop the Black Empire from killing more of her brethren.
After you repel the Black Empire’s invasion, Merithra rewards you with the Dreamglow Dragonscale. She appears at the Chamber of Heart to complete the ritual that infuses the Dreamglow Dragonscale’s power into the Heart Forge. This increases the Heart of Azeroth level from 67 to 83, and adds a third Minor slot to the Heart Forge.
The Vulpera Allied Race is now available in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3. The videos show the character creation options, their racial abilities, and the dancing animation for both the male and female versions.
Note: The questline to unlock the Vulpera allied race is not yet available in the PTR, but you can straight create the vulpera at the character creation screen in the current PTR patch build. Click the video titles to watch fullscreen.
The Mechagnome Allied Race is now available in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3. The videos show the character creation options, their racial abilities, and the dancing animation for both the male and female versions.
Note: The questline to unlock the mechagon allied race is not yet available in the PTR, but you can straight create them at the character creation screen in the current PTR patch build. Click the video titles to watch fullscreen.