We have several updates planned for the new raid!
Important Note: we have disabled the reorigination array option for all saved setups for all users. We figure that most people won’t be optimizing for Uldir anymore, and it would be inconvenient to have to remember to go and change all those. You can always re-enable it if you need to.
The first update will go live sometime today (Jan 22), and has all of the new “season 2” item data: item levels have been increased for dungeon and Mythic+ gear, emissary rewards, and many other sources. We have also cleaned up a few things like crafted item constraints and several item drop sources.
After the patch is live on Tuesday, we’ll double-check against the live client’s item data, make sure everything looks good. As always let us know if we missed anything.
A couple minor feature updates will also go live:
- The Upgrade Finder has a new warfront search
- The Upgrade Finder has a new emissary cache search
- For Best in Slot, you can set the item level of Mythic+ azerite and regular gear separately now
All gearing strategies and item rankings were previously updated with the 8.1 patch – nothing major is changing with this patch, so gearing strategies won’t change. That said, over the course of this week we will be running another set of tests and tweaks just to be sure that the higher item levels people will be reaching soon doesn’t cause any major shifts for any specs – we don’t anticipate anything big.
Note for tanks: we probably need to adjust the toughness thresholds now that a new raid is out, so that the labels more closely match up to the level of content. We’ll make an announcement when those changes go live later this week. In the meantime, just move your thresholds up/down as you see fit without worrying about the label.