- Author: Passion
- Date: November 10, 2023
- Updated: November 10, 2023
- Expansion: WoW Classic
Last night the PTR for 1.15.0 was pushed, and while Season of Discovery remains unplayable on PTR, a lot of the important files are included on this PTR. Almost as soon as the PTR was made public, information was data mined and the raw information can be easily viewed using tools such as Wago Tools.
When data mining is involved, you can never truly be sure things will make it to the live game. The Season of Discovery additions include several things that are unlikely to make it into the Phase 1 release later this month. One example is “Cheating Death”, a new Rune for Rogues. @AggrendWoW, the Senior Game Producer for Classic WoW has confirmed that this particular Rune will not make it into the game.
Of course, this does not mean that nothing found will make it into the game. Earlier this week it was mentioned that Horde would receive a variant of Blessing of Kings available on release. Within these tables we can find “Engrave Belt – Aspect of the Lion”, granting nearby allies 10% total stats.
This is a bit of an odd one though. So far as we have been shown, Phase 1 will not include Belt Runes. However, this may simply be an exception. Hunters already had 12 Runes carefully split into 3 slots, so adding Blessing of Kings would have a significant impact on the intended balance. Adding it as a one-off Belt Rune would make sense to combat this problem until later Phases.
Among all the so far unconfirmed spells and abilities is something very exciting. “Gladiator Stance” is mentioned. There is very little information alongside this, as the entry is incomplete. With this, we can realistically assume that it will not make it to the live servers, but it does mean that to some extent, Gladiator Stance is under consideration.
We have also received the mana costs and cooldowns of all Runes. While this information was available through streamers testing at Blizzcon, it was never easily accessible without digging through VoDs. With this we know that Mind Sear will likely cost 28% base mana, Regeneration will cost 32% base mana, and Arcane Blast will cost 7% base mana.
While it is unfortunate that we have immediately lost a bit of the “Discovery” part of Season of Discovery, this is one of the things that simply cannot be avoided when a massively multiplayer game is involved.