Here’s what we know (and suspect) about World of Warcraft 10.1 Embers of Neltharion.
WoW Wednesday: Are Big Changes Afoot for the Evoker in Embers of Neltharion?
WoW patch 10.1 Embers of Neltharion is edging ever closer to release. In the lead-up, we've been drip-fed details of what it will contain by Blizzard... and, of course, the ever-watchful dataminers who may have unearthed evidence of a big change to the Dracthyr Evoker.
The Dracthyr Evoker could be on course for a third specialization option - bringing it in line with most other WoW classes. But instead of the Evoker gaining the ability to Tank in addition to its DPS and Healer abilities, we might be seeing one of the first ranged support roles, akin to the classic Bard, designed to boost allies.
The evidence comes from some datamined Evoker quests in Embers of Neltharion, which includes the text "NEW SPECIALIZATION REMEMBERED" in the first quest, and text in the final quest that suggests that Evokers "boost/heal" during the boss battle. Given that the class doesn't really have a way to "boost" allies in their current state, it's pretty easy to connect the dots.
Take it all with a pinch of salt, however, as none of this has been confirmed by Blizzard. And it would be a pretty exciting thing to announce alongside other features. Such as the new Worgen racial trait that allows them to automatically switch back to their human form at the end of combat.
Other reveals include cross-faction guilds, more dragonriding features, a new raid in the form of Aberrus, and the new zone, Zaralek Cavern. A place where PTR players have recently discovered a freaky fish typically associated with the presence of N'Zoth - suggesting that we might also be seeing more of the Old Gods in Dragonflight.
Embers of Neltharion is yet to receive a release date. Until then, we still have the release of Patch 10.0.7 to look forward to in just a week. Which is plenty of time for Blizzard to confirm if the suspicions about the new Dracthyr supporter are valid.