Patch 9.1.5 is officially released and is the first content update World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has seen in almost 5 months. With such a gap, the full list of patch notes is expected huge and, while this is considered a minor content update, there's plenty of new content and changes to cover, including a massive overhaul to the Covenant system. In this guide, we'll detail the biggest additions and changes coming to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands in Patch 9.1.5, from Legion Timewalking to Allied Race customization, so you'll know exactly what to do when your update is complete. its download. Also, don't forget to update your add-ons!
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9.1.5: Legion Timewalking
Timewalking, events where players can experience dungeons and raids from past expansions scaled to their current level, finally gained the Legion expansion to its roster. Dungeons available during Legion Timewalking include Black Tower Fortress, Eye of Azshara, Darkheart Thicket, Vault Of the guards, Neltharion's Lair et Court of Stars.
A new Timewalking vendor is also available during Legion Timewalking weeks with new items for sale. The Hippogryph of Val'sharah, a brand new mount based on the hippogriffs found in Va'sharah, is the most notable and costs 5 Timewarped Badges. Other new features include the "Ravencrest's Battle Plate" together, resembling the guards around Black Rook Hold, a 'Replica Aegis of Aggramar' cosmetic shield and "Nightborne Vigilance", a toy that mimics the behavior of Suramar guards. Something is wrong…
Mythic+ Time Walk
Something brand new to Timewalking is the inclusion of Mythical + Timewalking. Players can receive a Keystone from the Time of Ta'hsup in Oribos to participate in Legion Mythic+, tailored to Shadowlands Mythic+ levels. Legion Timewalking Mythic+ will have separate affixes for current Mythic+, but will still count towards The Great Vault progression. The dungeon offers equivalent gear at the same difficulty as Shadowlands Mythic+ and pouvez be upgraded with Valor. However, they will not appear as options in The Great Vault.
The Tower of the Magi
After many fan requests, the Legion Mage Tower is returning when Legion Timewalking is active. Instead of the previously awarded artificial weapon styles, the rewards consist of recolors of the Tier 20 Mythic Armor Sets from the Tomb of Sargeras and a special fel version of werebear form for guardian druids. By completing all seven challenges, you will reward the Envelope Spelltome, a mount that previously lost the community poll, where players had to vote on which mount design they wanted to add to the game as a free gift for playing Shadowlands.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9.1.5: Covenant Revision
Thanks to player feedback, the Covenant system in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has undergone a significant overhaul. Redesign is one of the main focus of the patch, so we've split it into separate sections for easy reading.
Previously, there was a heavy punishment for swapping alliances, causing players to stick with their original choice regardless of how they felt. Fortunately, in patch 9.1.5, players will be able to freely exchange commitments as many as they want, as long as they have at least one character in Renown 80.
Covenant Cosmetic Unlock Limitations Lifted
Since wedding rings are now freely tradeable, cosmetic limitations have been completely removed. Regardless of which Covenant the player is currently dedicated to, they can equip any Covenant armor set, summon formally Covenant-specific pets, and more. Like alliance swapping, this will only apply if the player has at least one Renown 80 character.
Instant catch up with fame on alts
The "Broker's Mark of Distinction" can be purchased for 500 gold from Oribos if - a common theme here, the player has a character at renown 80. These Instantly increase character to Renown 40 and can be sent to any character on the same account. Renown 40 covers the entire Covenant campaign and updates alternate characters, or newly swapped ones, with patch 9.1.
Alternate characters can now Instantly obtain all three Covenant Soulbinds, as long as the original Covenant storyline has been completed once on the player's account. After the initial quest to unlock Soulbinds is complete, quests will be available for all Covenant Soulbinds near the Binding Forge that will unlock them all instantly.
Anima can be transferred without penalty by purchasing a "Traveler's Anima Cache" for 1 Anima. It grants the same amount of Anima it was purchased for and can be sent to any other character. By now you've probably figured out that this is only for players who have reached Renown 000.
Duct energy removal
Conduit Energy no longer exists for accounts that have reached Renown 80 once. Players can freely trade Conduits whenever they want, with no punishment or time limit.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9.1.5: New Character Customization Options
Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, Void Elves, and Highmountain Tauren have all received new customization options. Existing characters can be edited in a hair salon, and new characters will see these options on the character creation screen. A full list of new options for each race is listed below
- hair colors
- Horn shapes
- tail length
- Crest colors
Elves of Knowledge
- hair colors
- Toggle option for tendrils on hairstyles
- The ability to adjust the length of the ears
- Facial hair (Men only)
- Eye shape
- facial piercings
- Beards (Men only)
- Horn Styles
- Hair accessories
Quality of Life Updates and Legacy Raid Changes
Patch 9.1.5 brings with it a good number of highly requested quality of life updates throughout the game. Maw's intro can be completely skipped on alternate characters. Once a character is able to enter Shadowlands, they can directly choose to play through the story or the "Threads of Fate" system, which itself has been improved for a smoother experience, such as rendering Torghast optional.
Island Expeditions can now be started solo and no longer require a full party of three. This means that Island Expedition rewards can be easily farmed without having to find other people, which was considerably difficult to do in Shadowlands. Four Legion Raids are now much easier to do solo; Tomb of Sargeras, Nighthold, Trial of Valor and Antorus, the Burning Throne. Each had at least one encounter set to make it easier to defeat alone, like Gul'dan in Nighthold.
Lower item level PvP gear will now scale higher in Player versus Player scenarios to level the playing field and encourage more players to participate in battlegrounds and arenas sooner. Legendary gear can now be salvaged to the Runecarver and will fully refund all Soul Ash and Soul Ash used in its original creation, making it easier to trade legendaries.
The AoE ceiling originally introduced in the pre-patch has been changed, so spells that will affect all targets but reduce damage if 5 or 8 targets are hit. Librarian Codex Reputation is now easier to obtain thanks to a number of updates, which are detailed in our 9.1.5 patch notes list. Pet Battles has also had a number of quality of life updates, such as a permanent 50% bonus to experience gain and cheaper training stones.
Finally, custom text in party finder now requires a Authentificateur Blizzard. This is an attempt to eradicate those pesky ads that flood the Group Finder when trying to find a normal team of players. Legitimate Accounts Setting up an authenticator is easy, but more difficult for advertisers using disposable accounts. The '/ignore' command now also ignores all characters in the ignored player's account, helping to minimize harassment and spam.
So much for the biggest additions and changes in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 9.1.5! For a full list of changes, see our "World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Update 9.1.5 Patch Notes" guide.
World of Warcraft : Shadowlands is available now at computer via Blizzard's Battle.net launcher. For more information on this patch, visit the official World of Warcraft website.