Patch 9.0 Highlights
Engage in an epic battle against Valthorax, the raid's primary antagonist. Key mechanics include Frostbreath, Shadowbolt Volley, Icebound Tomb, Undead Minions, and Drakonid Abominations. A 50% health phase adds complexity.
2. Main Changes
Class Overhaul: Patch 9.0 introduces significant class changes and additions, enhancing gameplay for each class.
Map and Bot Improvements: Updates to maps, mmaps, and vmaps provide a smoother gaming experience, with various bot enhancements.
3. Map Changes
High Elf and Nightborne Presence: Stormwind receives an increased presence of High Elves and Nightborne, offering engaging storytelling opportunities.
Emerald Dragons: Adjustments make these encounters more manageable with NPC bots.
4. Class Changes
Class Abilities and Talents: A host of new abilities and talents is introduced, shaping the gameplay experience for each class.
Death Knight Tier Sets: Discover the potent Necrotic Boneplate set, exclusive to Blackwing Lair (BWL). Set bonuses significantly enhance character capabilities.
5. Race Changes
High Elf and Nightborne: Stormwind welcomes more High Elves and Nightborne, with quests and rich lore accompanying these additions.
6. Weapon Enchantments
Several new weapon enchantments are now available, each with distinct effects that bolster combat prowess.
7. Gear Reforging
Customize your gear with the introduction of gear reforging, available in major capital cities.
8. Inconspicuous Chests
Treasure hunters can explore the world in search of hidden Inconspicuous Chests, but looting the same chest repeatedly results in diminishing experience gains. Achievements celebrate your treasure-hunting skills.
9. Lokhtos Darkbargainer
Achieve exalted status with the Thorium Brotherhood to unlock a special tabard from Lokhtos Darkbargainer.
10. Auto Balance Update
- An update to the Auto Balance configuration enhances the gameplay experience for players.
This structured overview of Patch 9.0's highlights provides a clear breakdown of the major changes and additions, making it easier for players to navigate and understand the patch's content.