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Wowhead's Patch 7.1.5 Launch Guide
Patch 7.1.5: Brawler's Guild, Artifact Knowledge Catch Up, Legendaries and More
Patch 7.1.5 goes live on January 10th and is now live in US realms! This new content patch will include new
Brawler's Guild fights
Artifact Knowledge Catch Up
. We also have the
to look forward to the week of January 17th, and the Call of the Scarab micro-holiday on January 21st!
The weekly events for January 10th also include
World Quest Bonus Event
and World Boss
, who drops
Skull of Shar'thos
for Warriors Exalted with Valarjar. You can now get Artifact Power when you bonus roll!
Official Patch Notes
are also now live!
Edit: the decision to enable 35+ Artifact Traits in Instanced PvP
has been reverted
. We've also expanded our Undocumented Changes section.
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has highlighted new things coming in the patch in her "39 Things" series:
has returned in Legion! There are new Rank 1-7 fights and some special challenges like
. There is also a new
random brawl mode
which brings back many old fights like Hexos!
New to Legion, players also earn
for winning Brawls, which in turn is used to purchase Rumble Cards and some fun buff items.
are special challenges that pull
in the queue into the arena to fight a boss.
Brawler's Guild invitations have reset; you will need to acquire
again in Legion. A good place to farm the invitation is from the elites in Shield's Rest in Stormheim.
Brawler's Guild Guide
is updated with details on all the Legion fights! This is Pwuebear's third expansion straight maintaining the Brawler's Guild guide for Wowhead. Check out the linked boss tips or share your own tips on each NPC page below.
Rank 1 -
Rank 2 -
Bill the Janitor
Rank 3 -
Rank 4 -
Rank 5 -
Leper Gnome Quintet
Rank 6 -
Rank 7 -
Serpent of Old
Ray D. Tear
Special Fights -
There are new Brawler's Guild rewards including the
Brawler's Burly Basilisk
mount at Rank 8,
at Rank 3, and
Pugilist's Powerful Punching Ring
at Rank 4:
There are new Brawler's Guild shirts which can be transmogged! These include
. These are rewards for defeating special Challenge bosses or for some bosses that appear during Random Mode enabled via
Bag of Chipped Dice
. Full list of shirts in the
Brawler's Guild Guide
Every patch brings about balance tweaks, buffs, and nerfs for specializations--and Patch 7.1.5 had an unusually large amount of changes. See how your specialization has changed in the patch with our
Honor Talent Calculator
official patch notes for 7.1.5
are now up as well! These have undergone several rounds of revisions since Blizzard posted them yesterday.
Our guide writers have been hard at work researching updates for their guides, including summaries of what has changed for each spec. Check out the guides below for information on ability usage, gear and artifact recommendations, and more, as well as the
7.1.5 Demon Hunter Overview
breaking down Havoc and Vengeance changes in detail.
Note that some guides may still be a WIP due to last-minute changes on Blizzard's end; most, but not all guides are updated as of Tuesday morning.
Want more advanced gear recommendations? We have a new
How to use Simulationcraft and Pawn
Artifact Weapon Calculator
There are also several flashy new animations:
Each class has new legendaries in 7.1.5 and many existing legendaries have received changes.
Legendaries that were powerful in all situations were nerfed to avoid being the clear best choice.
Weaker legendaries like
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
When Nighthold goes live, legendaries that drop will be ilvl 940 instead. This was mentioned in the
7.1.5 November Q&A
. Legendaries will drop at a higher item level, or players can complete
Touch of a Titan
to get the upgrade item
Distilled Titan Essence
to use on existing legendaries.
Patch 7.1.5 Legendary Item Overview
lists all the new and changed legendaries. Our guide writers have also been updating their
for the legendary changes.
Secondary Stats are rebalanced in 7.1.5, to emphasize the importance of item level instead when determining gear upgrades. There were three parts of the revamp:
Increase the amount of rating needed to obtain 1% of a secondary stat.
Increase the amount of stats on jewelry, with high item levels having more of an impact.
Increase all stats on gear, so player power does not feel nerfed. This shifts the source of player power from secondary stats to primary stats.
The ratings changes are:
Critical Strike - 400 needed for 1%, up from 350
Haste - 375 needed for 1%, up from 325
Mastery - 400 needed for 1%, up from 350
Versatility - 475 needed for 1% damage and healing increase, up from 400. 950 needed for 1% damage and healing reduction, up from 800.
More techncial details are in the
Secondary Stat Changes in Patch 7.1.5
article. We've made a list of all the
with changed stats as well.
There are two Artifact Knowledge Catch Up systems coming in Patch 7.1.5:
Turn in 500 Order Resources for
Artifact Research Synopsis
. This will grant you one level of AK, up to AK 15.
Players with high Artifact Knowledge can purchase
and send them to an alt. This will automatically boost an alt's AK to a high level.
For example, a player at Artifact Knowledge 25 can buy a book to automatically boost an alt up to AK 20.
We've made a new guide to
covering the catch up systems, the hidden appearances that require Artifact Knowledge, and how the basics work.
Some professions have some updates, including:
There are two more Obliterum levels; crafted gear can go up to ilvl 865.
Blacksmiths can collect
for removed old-school weapons
that grant 200 of a secondary stat:
Rank 1 recipes can be purchased from a vendor in the Farondis Hub.
Rank 2 recipes are found on creatures in specific Broken Isles zones (except Suramar), as long as you know the rank 1 recipe.
Rank 3 recipes are found in emissary chests for those zones, at a 20% chance. The rank 3 recipe requires knowledge of the rank 1 or 2 recipe.
Other enchants have received changes:
Mark of the Ancient Priestess
now heals for 400% of spell power.
Mark of the Claw
now gives 1000 haste and Critical Strike (was 550 at level 110).
Mark of the Trained Soldier
gives 600 Mastery (was 300).
Mark of the Hidden Satyr
damage is now 200% spell power or 250% attack power, whichever is higher.
Engineers have the new
Boon of the Builder
Boon of the Builder
s from kills in the world, about once an hour. This is needed to craft new
ilvl 880 Skullblaster Goggles
There is a new pet,
, to purchase with the Fishing Currency
With Patch 7.1.5 live, players across the community are discovering details that weren't documented in the
official patch notes
. What follows is a list of interesting observations taken from Wowhead's 7.1.5 PTR news and the
thread on Reddit.
Several high-end achievements were added for PvE and PvP:
Ahead of the Curve: Helya
Cutting Edge: Helya
Applying Artifact Power to a weapon that is already at 54 traits does not store the AP; it is lost.
Death Knight Ghoul is not benefitting from mastery.
Ranks 4, 5, and 6 of some cooldown reduction Artifact Traits have been nerfed.
Storm Earth and Fire clones walk instead of jumping to mobs or to you - they are slow.
Travel Form appeared to be nerfed to 80% of mount speed and a fix is on the way, this is not intended
This is a bug and we currently have a hotfix in the works to resolve it. I'll update this thread if I hear anything more.
Thanks for the heads up, and we appreciate your patience on this.
PvP World Quests can now reward
Mark of Honor
Mists PvP gear can be purchased as an
Mark of Honor
; previously players had to buy each item individually. Check out these sets in the modelviewer:
Dreadful and Malevolent
appear to drop more frequently from Emissary caches.
Dalaran now sells the
Boon of the Zookeeper
enchant. This drops Pet Charms and Treats.
Conjured Mana Bun
is from a Mage's Conjure Refreshment as well as the group refreshment table.
Many Nighthold items had
changed secondary stats
. While players couldn't acquire this gear yet, it was visible in the Dungeon Journal since Legion's launch.
Bonus Rolls can now reward the Artifact Power item
Talisman of Victory
. (Data added in
Build 23038 Globalstrings
We've seen related quests pop up for
during the 7.1.5 PTR (
) - perhaps this mystery toy will be obtainable!
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
looks different and no longer makes noise:
Reddit noticed the
Heart of Corruption
version of Ashbringer has
now been flipped
Nighthold opens on Normal and Heroic difficulty the week of January 17th. When Nighthold goes live, you will no longer be able to complete
Ahead of the Curve: Xavius
Cutting Edge: Xavius
Prepare for Nighthold in advance with our guides to bosses and their trash:
Star Augur Etraeus
High Botanist Tel'arn
Nighthold drops loot with Tier 19 set bonuses, learn more with our
Nighthold Loot Guide
Tier 19 Armor Sets
achievements and quests
can only be completed when Nighthold is open:
Improving on History
unlocks the Valorous Artifact Appearance and lets players use the tints earned from
Glory of the Legion Hero
Glory of the Legion Raider
requires special achievements from both Emerald Nightmare and Nighthold. It rewards the
is a reward from
Fate of the Nightborne
; this is the final quest in a long series from
require players to kill bosses in Nighthold; the other Falcosaur questlines required bosses in Emerald Nightmare.
has several unique rewards:
Fiendish Hellfire Core
is a 100% drop on Mythic difficulty.
Living Infernal Core
can drop on all difficulties except LFR.
is a title for defeating Mythic Gul'dan.
drops the weapon illusion
Several bosses drop recipes:
Glyph of Twilight Bloom
: Modifies your Lifebloom to appear as a large blooming twilight flower.
Imbued Silkweave Bag
(Rank 3): Greatly reduces the materials required to craft an Imbued Silkweave Bag.
Fel Core Hound Harness
: Craft a Fel Core Hound Harness.
Micro-holidays will now show up on the calendar in Patch 7.1.5. However, the first one will not start until January 21st.
Micro-holidays celebrate the events and history of Azeroth, unlike past holidays which are inspired by IRL celebrations. There are no permanent rewards or achievements from these events.
Call of the Scarab
, starting January 21st, will send you back to Silithus and pay tribute to the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj. The Alliance and Horde will race to turn in the most resources--whoever wins will hang their banners by the Scarab Gong for the next year.
There are many more micro-holidays, which you can check out in our
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking will be added to the bonus event rotation in Patch 7.1.5. Currently on the PTR calendar it is scheduled for March 7th, but who knows if Blizzard will move it earlier.
Players level 91 or higher can queue up for Mists Timewalking dungeons:
Gate of the Setting Sun
Siege of Niuzao Temple
Temple of the Jade Serpent
. These dungeons will delve into the lore of the Mogu, Pandaren, and Mantid.
Special Timewarped Badge Rewards will include:
Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade
Portable Yak Wash
Full details in the
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Guide