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Patch 6.1 - Twitter Integration
The latest PTR build activated Twitter integration. You can tweet screenshots, achievements, items, or whatever is on your mind. There is a small delay after sending a tweet before it is really sent and the system currently doesn't take clear achievement screenshots. You can see how the tweets below turned out here.

Patch 6.1 PTR Patch Notes Update - Jan 29

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts

  • Garrison Followers
    • Garrison Followers may now be upgraded to item level 675.

  • Garrison Buildings
    • Salvage Yard
      • Follower Weaponry and Armor Set tokens (War Ravaged, Blackrock, Goredrenched) no longer drops from salvage. Weapon and Armor enhancement tokens that can upgrade a Follower's weapon or armor item levels will continue to have a chance to drop from Salvage Crates.

    • Trading Post
      • Players trading Garrison Resources for tradeskill materials can now shift-click to specify the amount of items they want to purchase.
      • Trading Post Parts that drop in Ashran now have a chance to drop from all creatures and NPCs that drop Artifact Fragments, with an increased drop chance based on the quality of the creature or NPCs.


  • All rings, neck, cloak, and trinket items that can be acquired in Nagrand (A level 98+ zone) or later should now be better suited for the character's loot specialization. This means tanks should no longer receive items with no bonus Armor and healers should no longer receive items with no Spirit from quests or Personal loot mode for those item slots.

Class Changes
Talent Balance



  • Players in a raid group will once again no longer be eligible for quest credit, except for specially-designated Raid quests. We are continuing to explore ways of allowing players who want to engage in solo or small-group questing while in a raid group (for example, while waiting for a Highmaul raid to form, or in a Rated Battleground queue), without also allowing raid groups to trivially complete quests that were never designed with groups of that size in mind.
  • Legendary Ring Quest Line
    • Characters can now select the version of the ring they want to receive when completing a step of the Legendary Ring Quest Line that provides an upgrade.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Khadgar has decided to dismiss his remarkably realistic mirror images from capital cities across the land. Adventurers answering his summons and seeking to enter Draenor may once again only find him near the Dark Portal in Blasted Lands.


  • Flask of Conquest has been added as a potential drop from Strongboxes awarded at the end of a Rated Battleground match. The flask increases Conquest Point gains from Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds by 25% for 2 hours and the effect persists through death. The flask does not affect the character's Conquest cap and the drop chance is in addition to the existing chance for Strongboxes to contain Conquest Points.


  • Fishing
    • Fishing vendors on Draenor now sell a consumable item that enables automatic filleting of fish caught in Draenor. Fish caught in Draenor are now automatically filleted.
    • Draenor fishing bait now lasts for 10 minutes (up from 5 minutes) to match the duration of fishing lures. and needs to be used within 15 minutes of being caught or it'll spoil.


  • Toybox

  • Moroes' Famous Polish now has a 30-minute cooldown (up from 10 minutes) to keep it consistent with our transformation cooldowns.


  • New Colorblind Options
    • Players can now access a new suite of colorblind filter options under Accessibility settings in the Interface menu.

  • Premade Group leaders can now automatically accept applicants via a new "Auto Accept" checkbox after the group has been listed.
  • Improved the ordering for categories in the currency tab.
  • Popup notifications such as those for completing an achievement or receiving a reward after a Battleground match can now be dismissed by right-clicking on it.
  • Added an "Ignore this bag" option to Profession bags for bag clean up.
  • All multi-page windows now supports mousewheel scrolling.

Blackrock Foundry Testing (Jan. 30)

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, we will be testing two Blackrock Foundry Mythic encounters: Gruul and Hans'gar/Franzok. After testing of those two encounters concludes, we will open up the Slagworks wing in Raid Finder over the weekend. That should conclude our 6.1 Foundry testing - the raid zone is a 6.0.3 feature and will be opening on live servers next week, but testing it in the 6.1 PTR allows us to get some useful tuning data and gets players onto the PTR to test other features as well as the overall stability of the 6.1 patch.

As always given the nature of PTR, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt the testing. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Mythic difficulty is designed for a fixed-size 20-player group. All participants must be from the same PTR server.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers, for roughly an hour or so.

Friday, January 30

  • Gruul - Mythic Foundry - 13:30 PST (16:30 EST, 22:30 CET)
  • Hans'gar & Franzok - Mythic Foundry - 15:00 PST (18:00 EST, 24:00 CET)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, fire, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19551
Build 19551 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Item

Level Type Name
100 Consumable Gaiju Pearl

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

  • King of the Monsters Defeat each of the following creatures while evolved in the Lost Veil Anzu.10 points.
  • Monster Mash Successfully complete both of the following evolutions within the Lost Veil Anzu:10 points.


  • Master and Commander Summon and defeat the following bosses in your Garrison. 10 points. Defeat all of the summonable Garrison raid bosses. 10 points.

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Item Set Bonuses

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)

  • Tiger Palm Damage dealt increased by roughly 66.7%.


Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)


Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)


  • Maelstrom Weapon: Instead of reducing cast time by 20% per stack, now reduces cast time and mana cost by 20% per stack.

Major Glyphs

Raid & Dungeon Abilities

  • Blast Wave The caster produces an intense wave of heat that travels outward, inflicting 100,000 140,000 Fire damage to all targets in the area. Volcanic Bombs hit by the wave are destroyed; but provide protection from the blast. 100 yd range. 4 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Reaping Whirl Whirl around, causing enemies to bleed for 20,000 14,000 Physical damage every 1 sec, for 20 sec. Stacks. 3 sec cast.