Blizzard's Off-Meta Deck Spotlight - May 4, 2018

MOTHER: Uldir - Battle for Azeroth Preview
Our friends at FatbossTV are back, this time with another Uldir boss preview: MOTHER.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
350 Finger Finger Rot-Scour Ring
350 Off Hand Off Hand 8.0 Raid - Uldir - Boss 2 - Caster Offhand Modelviewer
350 Cloth Legs 8.0 Raid - Uldir - Boss 2 - Cloth LEGS 1 Modelviewer
350 Leather Legs 8.0 Raid - Uldir - Boss 2 - Leather LEGS 1 Modelviewer
350 Mail Shoulders Flame-Sterilized Spaulders Modelviewer
350 Mail Hands Gloves of Involuntary Amputation Modelviewer
350 Plate Head 8.0 Raid - Uldir - Boss 2 - Plate HEAD 1 Modelviewer
350 Plate Waist 8.0 Raid - Uldir - Boss 2 - Plate WAIST 1 Modelviewer
350 One-handed Mace One Hand Mother's Twin Gaze Modelviewer
350 Warglaives One Hand 8.0 Raid - Uldir - Boss 2 - Warglaive Modelviewer
350 Dagger One Hand Latticework Scalpel Modelviewer

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
MOTHER will not allow adventurers into Uldir until they have been cleansed of corruption. First, they must pass through her decontamination chamber.

  • Overview - Pass through Defense Grids to reach the final room of the decontamination chamber. Reaching the third and final chamber cleanses the raid of all corruption, granting Strength of Purity to the raid. When MOTHER is first active in any chamber she will begin a countdown to activate Cleansing Purge within that chamber.
    • Tanks -
      • Coordinate with your allies to pass through the Defense Grids at a pace that isn't lethal.
      • Coordinate with the other tank to maintain as few stacks of Sundering Scalpel as possible.
      • Round up Remnants of Corruption to keep them from attacking your allies.

    • Healers -
      • Coordinate with your allies to pass through the Defense Grids at a pace that isn't lethal.
      • Allies will take significant damage when passing through the Defense Grids.

    • Damage Dealers -

  • Defense Grid - Passing through a Defense Grid inflicts 21 Arcane damage to all players and increases damage taken from Defense Grid by 0% for 6 sec. This effect stacks.
    Additionally, a Remnant of Corruption is summoned after 3 sec.
    • Remnant of Corruption -
      • Clinging Corruption - Spreads a vile, clinging corruption to players within 300 yds, inflicting 11 Nature damage and an additional 9 Nature damage every 1 sec for 5 sec.

    • Depleted Energy - Having expended immense energy cleansing the chambers of corruption, MOTHER takes 100% more damage while within the final room.

  • Cleansing Purge - Upon entering a room, MOTHER begins a countdown to performing a full cleansing purge of all living matter within the space.
    Once the room has been purged it inflicts 74 Fire damage every 1 sec to players within.
  • Sundering Scalpel - The caster slices with a focused laser scalpel, inflicting 74 Fire damage in a cone in front of them, and increasing damage taken by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • Purifying Flame - Vents within the chamber unleash jets of purifying flame, each inflicting 49 Fire damage to all enemies within 3 yards.
  • Wind Tunnel - Massive air vents throughout the chamber open, moving players towards jets of Purifying Flame.
  • Surgical Beam - Focused beams of energy project from the arena, inflicting 75 Arcane damage every 0.5 sec to players within.

Blue Tweets

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
In Battle for Azeroth, all of your Prestige levels are going to merge. So if you have three characters who reached Prestige 4 in Legion, your account will be set to Prestige 12 in Battle for Azeroth. (WarcraftDevs)

Correction to this tweet: the merge will be to Honor earned account-wide. So two characters at exactly Prestige 1 will not result in Prestige 2 after the merge, but you also don't have to finish a Prestige level for that Honor to count. (WarcraftDevs)

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We're taking a look back at old MMO-Champion posts and World of Warcraft news that occurred during this time in previous years.

Cenarion Hatchling for Japan
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Account-wide Mounts
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Raiding in Warlords of Draenor
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Warcraft Movie Promotion
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Warcraft Character Videos
Legendary Entertainment released a short teaser for each of the main characters in the movie. Durotan, Lothar, Garona, and Khedgar all featured their own teasers, which later became short videos giving us a little more insight into the characters and their roles in the story.

Mythic Keystone Changes
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