With the latest update to the PTR for Patch 2.5.0, Season 10 also kicked into gear. With that, we can preview which Haedrig’s Gift sets each class is getting as well as the Conquests that will be available. As always, this is all subject to change, since it’s still on the PTR and not yet official. Haedrig’s Gifts Barbarian – The Legacy of Raekor Crusader – Armor of Akkhan Demon Hunter – Embodiment of the Marauder Monk – Inna’s Mantra Witch Doctor – Zunimassa’s Haunt Wizard – Delsere’s Magnum Opus These sets mirror the Haedrig’s Gift rewards from Season 6, so it stands to reason that we will be able to predict all of the Haedrig’s Gift lineups going forward, as the current Season 9 gifts are the same as Season 5 when the feature was first introduced. Conquests Sprinter/Speed Racer – Complete Acts I through V at max level in


Patch 2.5.0 PTR February 14 Update

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The PTR for Patch 2.5.0 is still going strong and on this day of love, there is a new update to throw your adoration at. Below, you will find the latest updates to test with the marquee one being the overhaul to Primal Ancients that we touched on yesterday. Primal Ancient Items Legendary and Set items will now have a chance to roll as Primal Ancient These items are much more rare than Ancient items and have perfect Ancient-level stats on all affixes, including the item’s Legendary Power Note: Primal Ancients will only begin dropping after a character on the player’s account has reached Greater Rift 70 Solo There are separate unlocks for normal and Hardcore characters, as well as Seasonal and non-Seasonal characters The stats on these items will be tailored to the character class you are playing when the item first drops Primal Ancient items salvage into 15


Upcoming Changes to Primal Ancients

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Community Manager Tyvalir took to the forums yesterday to give some details regarding the upcoming changes to Primal Ancient items on the Public Test Realm. Instead of just being rarer versions of Ancient items with higher rolls, they will now roll perfect Ancient level stats and only start dropping after you complete Greater Rift 70 solo. Perfect stat ranges will also be kept when rerolling them at the Mystic. Along with these changes they will also be increasing the amount of Forgotten Souls that you get when salvaging Ancient items to 3 while Primal Ancients will salvage into 15. Hey all, As we mentioned previously, getting your feedback on Primal Ancients has been super helpful. We’ve heard some really good points, and along with this, we’ll be making some changes to how these items work in an upcoming PTR patch. Rather than increase the power they give you beyond Ancient


Patch 2.5.0 PTR February 7 Update

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The PTR for Patch 2.5.0 is currently available for testing, with features such as the Armory, Crafting Mats tab, and Primal Ancients making their debut. However, this is a major patch and as such, more developments continue to arrive with each patch placed on the PTR. Yesterday, a new update was delivered and includes juicy changes to many class sets, among other things. As an aside, Primal Ancients are one of the more controversial additions for the community and Community Manager Nevalistis has noted that significant changes are coming to them, but they are scheduled for a future patch, so don’t expect to see anything different for Primals in this latest update. See the isolated February 7 changes below and refer to this post for the original patch notes.

As previously mentioned, Patch 2.4.3 is likely dropping on the first Tuesday of January 2017. As such, the PTR (Patch Test Realm) should be seeing finalization and fewer and fewer changes in the forthcoming days. Yet, we are still seeing a few hotfixes coming up here and there and just earlier this week, a small batch went live for the PTR. Witch Doctors are the specific target here, although it appears that maybe these changes aren’t hitting quite as hard as some of the Witch Doctor players would like. What do you think?

With the announcement of Season 9’s start date revealing that we’ll be popping into Patch 2.4.3 near the beginning of next year, it’s clear that the PTR (Patch Test Realm) for the patch is close to being over and done. However, changes to items and sets are still coming in. There are a few new hotfixes that make adjustments to some numbers as well as Greater Rift mechanics. Check out the details below.

The Patch Test Realm (PTR) for Patch 2.4.3 continues to soldier on after the most recent update. Of course, as the testing plays out, there are bugs and things to be fixed. Below, you’ll find a few hotfixes that were applied a couple of days after the December 7 patch to the PTR.


As promised by way of the official forums a few days ago, an update to the Patch 2.4.3 PTR (Patch Test Realm) would be arriving for adjustments to some of the new Legendary powers previewed at BlizzCon 2016. That update is here today and live for testing on the PTR right now. However, the update doesn’t stop there, as each class has also received changes to one of their sets! This comes as a bit of a shocker, as it didn’t seem that sets were going to be getting too much tweaking for 2.4.3. It may now be fair to say that this patch is turning into a bigger behemoth than we originally thought we were getting. This latest updated also brings Greater Rift finagling, with smaller monster experience/progression receiving a bump. This should continue to push GRs towards a more consistent experience on average. Continue forward for all of the new


Similar to last week, another suite of changes have recently gone up on the PTR (Patch Test Realm) for Patch 2.4.3. It looks like many of the known issues and bugs were addressed with this latest pass, but overall, the biggest changes seemed to be reserved for the new Legendary gem, the Red Soulstone Shard. It received several pushes in the positive direction to potentially make it more useful, but it doesn’t seem like it will end up being effective beyond leveling a character from 1-70. Proceed below for the full details:

Last night, the Patch Test Realm (PTR) for Patch 2.4.3 opened up the gates for Season 9 testing. As is common with each new season, the rewards for each classes’ Haedrig’s Gift set rotates along with the five Conquests available for completion. I hopped into the PTR to see what we would be in store for in Season 9 and, surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), some things have stayed the same while other things have changed. Haedrig’s Gift Sets The Haedrig’s Gift sets for each class are as follows: Barbarian – Might of the Earth Crusader – Thorns of the Invoker Demon Hunter – Shadow’s Mantle Monk – Monkey King’s Garb Witch Doctor – Jade Harvester Wizard – Firebird’s Finery Similar to the most recent seasons, the gifts are tied to completion of Chapters II, III, and IV of the Seasonal Journey. The sets that contain seven pieces will supply you with two

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