WoW Patch 8.1.5 New Content and Features – Tides of Vengeance
Welcome to our Patch 8.1.5 Content Hub! This guide highlights the major topics and implementations of this patch, which will help you easily track and choose which content to tackle first.
Whether you are a mount or pet lover, a story and lore enthusiast, PvP veteran or an event celebrator, you will almost certainly find something of interest that you will look forward to in the coming patch.
For changes to Classes, Dungeons, Items, PvP, Professions, Bug Fixes and more, you can check Blizzard's Tides of Vengeance Content Update Notes.
Table of Contents
- New Collectibles
- New Raid: Crucible of Storms
- New Questlines
- New Allied Races
- Holiday Updates
- New Micro-Holidays
- Portal Rooms
- PvP Updates
With the coming of patch 8.1.5, players will be surprised at the amount of content in the form of collectibles. A wide variety of collectibles ranging from new allied races mounts, timewalking mounts, holiday items, heirlooms, to cosmetics and transmog, as well as a long list of pets will be implemented for all types of collectors.
- Zandalari Direhorn - Horde reward for unlocking Zandalari Trolls. Paladins also unlock Crusader's Direhorn (Mount Preview).
- Kul Tiran Charger - Alliance reward for unlocking Kul Tiran Humans.
- Bloodflank Charger - Horde reward for earning the achievement Two Sides to Every Tale.
- Ironclad Frostclaw - Alliance reward for earning the achievement Two Sides to Every Tale.
Warlords of Draenor Timewalking
- Beastlord's Irontusk - Sold for 5,000 Timewarped Badge.
- Beastlord's Warwolf - Sold for 5,000 Timewarped Badge.
- Beakbert - Teaches Beakbert.
- Enchanted Saurolisk Scale - Teaches Scaley.
- Sandy Hermit Crab Shell - Teaches Mr. Crabs.
- Slimy Pouch - Teaches Froglet.
- Horse Balloon - Teaches Horse Balloon. Sold for 90 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.
- Murloc Balloon - Teaches Murloc Balloon. Sold for 90 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.
- Wolf Balloon - Teaches Wolf Balloon. Sold for 90 Darkmoon Prize Ticket.
- Feathers - Teaches Feathers. Speak to Gazlowe in Zandalar Harbor or Kelsey Steelspark in Boralus to start the quest.
Raiding with Leashes VI: Pets of Pandaria
- Stoneclaw - Teaches Stoneclaw. Drops from Amethyst Guardian (The Stone Guard).
- Wayward Spirit - Teaches Wayward Spirit. Drops from Gara'jal the Spiritbinder.
- Celestial Gift - Teaches Comet. Drops from Elegon.
- Mogu Statue - Teaches Baoh-Xi. Drops from Qin-xi (Will of the Emperor).
Terrace of Endless Spring
- Azure Cloud Serpent Egg - Teaches Azure Windseeker. Drops from Tsulong.
- Spirit of the Spring - Teaches Spirit of the Spring. Drops from Lei Shi.
Heart of Fear
- Kor'thik Swarmling - Teaches Kor'thik Swarmling. Drops from Imperial Vizier Zor'lok.
- Tiny Amber Wings - Teaches Amberglow Stinger. Drops from Blade Lord Ta'yak.
- Spawn of Garalon - Teaches Spawn of Garalon. Drops from Garalon.
- Amber Goo Puddle - Teaches Living Amber. Drops from Amber-Shaper Un'sok.
- Essence of Pride - Teaches Ravenous Prideling. Drops from Grand Empress Shek'zeer.
- Brewfest Reveler's Hearthstone - World Event: Brewfest.
- Fire Eater's Hearthstone - World Event: Midsummer Fire Festival.
- Noble Gardener's Hearthstone - World Event: Noblegarden.
Timewalking: Warlords of Draenor
- Apexis Focusing Shard - Sold for 500 Timewarped Badge.
- Banner of the Burning Blade - Sold for 750 Timewarped Badge.
- Brawler's Guild Tabard / Brawler's Guild Tabard - Purchased for 3,000 Gold at Rank 5.
- Ensemble: Brawler's Garb / Ensemble: Brawler's Garb - Purchased for 10,000 Gold at Rank 8.
Noblegarden Bunny Ears
Trial of Style
- Ensemble: Tranquil Spiritbind Regalia - Cloth Set.
- Ensemble: Restless Dreambound Battlegear - Leather Set.
- Ensemble: Chainmail of the Timeless Hunt - Mail Set.
- Ensemble: Amaranthine Path Armor - Plate Set.
- Battle-Hardened Heirloom Scabbard - Sold for 7,500 gold.
- Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing - Sold for 5,000 gold.
Tools of the Trade
Professions will get something noteworthy as well, in the sense of unique questlines for all primary professions (Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Inscription, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring).
To get started on your profession questline, you’ll need to have reached level 120 and have a skill of 150 (Kul Tiran or Zandalari) in your chosen crafting profession.
Upon completion, the player will receive a new Tool of the Trade.
To get started on your quest, speak with the Alchemy profession trainer Clever Kumali in Zuldazar or Elric Whalgrene in Boralus.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Silas’ Sphere of Transmutation.
To get started on your quest, speak with the Blacksmith profession trainer Forgemaster Zak’aal in Zuldazar or Grix “Ironfists” Barlow in Boralus.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Khaz’gorian Smithing Hammer.
To get started on your quest, speak with the Enchanting profession trainer Enchantress Quinni in Zuldazar or Emily Fairweather in Boralus.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Iwen’s Enchanting Rod.
To get started on your quest, speak with the Engineering trainer Layla Evenkeel in Boralus or Shuga Blastcaps in Zuldazar.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Ub3r-Spanner.
To get started on your quest, speak with the Inscription trainer Zooey Inksprocket in Boralus or Chronicler Grazzul in Zuldazar.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Sanguine Feather Quill of Lana’thel.
To get started on your quest, you’ll interact with a book near the Jewelcrafting trainer Samuel D. Colton III in Boralus or Seshuli in Zuldazar.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Jewelhammer’s Focus.
To get started on your quest, speak with the Leatherworking trainer Cassandra Brennor in Boralus or Xanjo in Zuldazar.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Mallet of Thunderous Skins.
To get started on your quest, you’ll interact with Delormi near the Tailoring trainer Pin’jin the Patient in Zuldazar or Daniel Brineweaver in Boralus.
Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Synchronous Thread.
New Raid: Crucible of Storms
The Crucible of Storms is an upcoming two-boss raid that will help reveal the story of Stormsong Valley, in order to further dive deep into the upcoming story. It will take you into the depths underneath the Shrine of the Storm dungeon, and will include the Xal'atath questline which will provide in-depth details of the backstory of this raid.
A long-submerged evil stirs beneath the Shrine of the Storm. The whispers that drove Lord Stormsong to madness echo within the depths, a siren song of eldritch power. Those who listen and obey prepare dark rituals to carry out their master’s will. Whatever nightmarish schemes fuel their fantastical devotion, one thing is certain: they must be stopped.
Raid Unlock Schedule
April 16 - Normal and Heroic Difficulties
April 23 - Mythic and Raid Finder Difficulties
As the tensions arise more vividly and aggressively between the Alliance and the Horde, the war campaigns are of course going forward as well, bringing more interactive story-driven content such as we've previously seen in the previous major patch.
Sylvanas’s latest scheme causes Baine Bloodhoof to seek out Jaina Proudmoore, far from prying eyes. Speak to Bluffwatcher Proudscar in Zuldazar or Halford Wyrmbane in Boralus to further your faction’s agenda in this time of strife.
New to 8.1.5 is the Two Sides to Every Tale achievement which requires you to complete both the Horde and Alliance War Campaigns, and Loremaster in both Zandalar and Kul Tiras. If you earn the achievement then you will get two mounts: Bloodflank Charger and Ironclad Frostclaw.
Xal'atath's Questline serves as an introduction to the Crucible of Storms raid where Xal'atath makes its second appearance and inquires the help of the heroes. Ultimately players empower Xal'atath and give her physical form.
At the end of the questline you will be offered a choice, you can accept N'Zoth gift or cleanse it. If you opt to cleanse N'Zoth's gift then you will receive the Twitching Eyeball toy, which allows you to see players that have accepted the gift.
After you defeat Uu'nat in Crucible of Storms, you will be able to pick up a follow-up quest by clicking the blade on the ground. Horde players will bring the blade to Sylvanas, who says that the weapon will guide the way to victory. Alliance players will see an echo of the blade on the ground instead, and will go to Anduin to tell him what happened in the Crucible of Storms.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: The Alliance believes that by striking down Rastakhan and ddecimating the Zandalari fleet, they have broken us. That the Horde will soon crumble.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: Fools. The boy-king has lied to himself and his people. He hasn't the faintest inkling of what he's truly up against.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: War is a living thing. It writhes, it grows, twisting and turning until its final form is revealed.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: This war is about to shift yet again. And it will be this blade that guides our way to victory.
Anduin Wrynn: When Sylvanas Windrunner became Warchief, I knew we would not be friends...but I didn't want us to be enemies. Then came the massacre in Arathi and the burning of Teldrassil.
Anduin Wrynn: It's clear she does not fight for Azeroth, she doesn't even fight for the Horde. She wages war upon life itself.
Anduin Wrynn: We are so close to ending this conflict and forging a lasting peace, but if Sylvanas uncovers some new weapon that allows her to keep fighting...
Anduin Wrynn: No, we must discover what she's after and stop whatever madness she seeks to unleash upon us.
Brawler's Guild returns in Patch 8.1.5 with a Murder Mystery Questline and plenty of rewards, including tabards, transmog sets and Bruce!
To get into the Brawler's Guild you will need to be level 120 and have either a Blood-Soaked Invitation or Brawler's Pass which you can get by defeating enemies of the opposite faction in Zandalar and Kul Tiras. A new vendor - A. Shady - will also have those items for sale in Orgrimmar and Stormwind.
To start the questline you will have to win a brawl and then pick up the quest Murder at the Brawl'gar Arena.
While on the questline you will have to win brawls and rumbles, earn Brawler's Gold, gain access to the VIP lounge and reach Rank 8.
The old rewards are still available for purchase from the Quartermaster. New rewards include:
- Brawler's Guild Tabard / Brawler's Guild Tabard - Purchased for 3,000 Gold at Rank 5
- Ensemble: Brawler's Garb / Ensemble: Brawler's Garb - Purchased for 10,000 Gold at Rank 8
- Bruce - Obtained after completing the Murder Mystery Questline
Feathers - Mechanical Parrot Questline
Patch 8.1.5 also brings a short questline that sheds some light on the fate of two characters from the Before the Storm book.
To start the questline for Feathers, a new mechanical parrot battle pet, you will have to talk to Gazlowe in Zandalar Harbor or Kelsey Steelspark in Boralus.
Magni and the Heart of Azeroth
There is also a short questline involving Magni Bronzebeard and his countless attempts in healing Azeroth. Even though we've managed to help Azeroth, Magni says that it's not enough and that more needs to be done.
The Return of Hati
8.1.5 brings back the Hunters' favorite companion, allowing Beast Mastery Hunters to once again bind Hati to themselves. A lot of Hunters will be thrilled to hear that Hati is back and in search of its master again!
If you're a level 120 Hunter then you can start this questline by talking to Image of Mimiron located in Tradewinds Market in Boralus or the Great Bazaar in Zuldazar.
If you'd like to know more about the return of Hati check out Petopia!
New World Quests: Naga
Beneath the depths something sinister stirs…
The serpentine forces of Queen Azshara are boldly venturing onto the beaches of Kul Tiras and Zandalar—strike them down!
New World Quests: Tortollan
A turtle made it to the water? Not on your watch.
New Allied Races
Indubitably, the most notable content update that is coming with the release of the major patch 8.1.5 are the new Allied Races.
In order to create a Zandalari Troll you will have to meet the following requirements:
- Reach exalted reputation with Zandalari Empire
- Earn the Zandalar Forever! achievement by completing all the storylines in Zuldazar
- Earn the Tides of Vengeance achievement by completing the Horde War Campaign
After you meet these requirements, the Recruitment Scenario for the Zandalari Trolls becomes available in the Orgrimmar Embassy.
Kul Tiran Humans
In order to create a Kul Tiran Human you will have to meet the following requirements:
- Reach exalted reputation with Proudmoore Admiralty
- Earn the A Nation United achievement by completing all the storylines in Kul Tiras
- Earn the Tides of Vengeance achievement by completing the Alliance War Campaign
After you meet these requirements, the Recruitment Scenario for the Kul Tiran Humans becomes available in the Stormwind Embassy.
Allied Races Guides
If you want to learn more info about these Allied Races, such as the heritage armor rewards, available classes, druid forms, racial spells and more then check out our guides:
Beside the updates to the Brawler's Guild (which you can check above), several World Events are getting new quests and collectibles!
The Children's Week is finally making its way to Kul Tiras and Zandalar, which will add the option of fostering a Kul Tiran or Zandalari child and showing them a good and adventurous time during this special week. With this addition, four additional pets will be introduced as part of this world event.
- Beakbert - Teaches Beakbert.
- Enchanted Saurolisk Scale - Teaches Scaley.
- Sandy Hermit Crab Shell - Teaches Mr. Crabs.
- Slimy Pouch - Teaches Froglet.
New to the Darkmoon Faire is the Roller Coaster, a motion sickness simulator which will give you a first person point of view experience. This will be an additional way to obtain the WHEE! buff in addition to the Carousel which has been around for a long time.
Timewalking: Warlords of Draenor
The next expansion in line to be added to the list of Timewalking is Warlords of Draenor, and thus, 8.1.5 will bring the introduction of the Warlords of Draenor Timewalking dungeons. This event will first appear in the week of May 27th, 2019.
- Bloodmaul Slag Mines
- Iron Docks
- Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
There are also two new mounts available for purchase: the Beastlord's Irontusk and Beastlord's Warwolf. They cost 5,000 Timewarped Badge and you can get them from Kronnus in Warspear or Tempra in Stormshield depending on your faction.
For a for a very limited time later this year, enjoy the wonders of:
- Luminous Luminaries in July.
- Free T-Shirt Day in August.
- Wanderer's Festival in December.
Once known as Vashj'ir Diving Day, a new micro-holiday is being added as part of the 8.1.5 patch by the name of Luminous Luminaries. It is similar to one of the quests that's part of the Horde War Campaign and will take place on July 13.
Players will be able to dive to the ocean floors of Vashj'ir and collect jellyfish (Luminescent Research Notes) which are attracted to light. However, keeping the light on for too long may attract a Whale Shark, which you don't want in your vicinity.
Bo Bobble says: We've identified three unique species of luminescent creatures in this vicinity.
Max Megablast says: Why can't you just say "glowing" like a normal person?
Bo Bobble says: Bring those creatures here and Edgar will research them.
Bo Bobble says: You will receive notes directly from your helmet into your backpack.
Max Megablast says: Cool, huh? Oh, and Edgar is our submarine.
Bo Bobble says: Your voluntary participation in this experiment will be compensated with incentives.
Max Megablast says: He means talk to me and I'll give you some cool doohickeys once you have enough research notes.
Bo Bobble says: Be wary of whale sharks. They seem to be attracted to glowing lights.
Max Megablast says: And by "attracted to," he means they'll eat you if your light's on!
Handing in Luminescent Research Notes will earn you rewards such as:
Free T-Shirt day
A new Micro-Holiday will be making its debut on August 16, the Free T-Shirt Day! During this Micro-Holiday, an NPC will spawn in the Valley of Honor and the Dwarven District that launches T-Shirts around them periodically.
By clicking on a T-Shirt on the ground, you will either get one of the various cosmetic shirts, or a rare blue item which is called "Free T-Shirt" which removes your upper armor in order to show the shirt underneath it.
- Patch 8.1.5 Shirts List (includes Brawler's Guild shirts)
The Wanderer's Festival
The Wanderer's Festival is another new addition to Micro-Holidays and will occur on December 7. Make your way to the Turtle Beach in Krasarang Wilds, celebrate, enjoy and honor Liu Lang and Shen-zin Su.
Those present during the Wanderer's Festival will be awarded with the Wanderers, Dreamers, and You achievement, be it during the opening or closing ceremony of the micro-holiday.
For all the pet lovers, there is even more reason to take part in this event, as you will be able to catch a Wanderer's Festival Hatchling battle pet, which only spawns while the ceremony is taking place.
Both of the factions are getting new portal rooms with the intent of having all portals in one location. This will make it easier to travel across Azeroth without having to remember where each individual portal was.
On the Horde side, within the Gates of Orgrimmar is a basement that will be the new portal room, just in front of the entrance to the inner zone.
On the Alliance side, the Mage Tower is where the new portal room will be, replacing the old portal room.
The PvP enthusiasts have of course not been forgotten in this update either. With the coming of 8.1.5, there will be a new Epic Battleground, updated visuals for certain existing battlegrounds, as well as a new brawl mode.
New Epic Battleground: Wintergrasp
Wintergrasp is making its return as an Epic Battleground. For its release it will be featured as a Brawl, after which it will transition into the Epic Battlegrounds section in the Group Finder.
Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch Visual Update
The updated battlegrounds include Arathi Basin and, of course, Warsong Gulch! The gameplay will remain the same, but both battlegrounds will be given fresh new visuals in order to maximize the awe and experience of these two classics.
New Arathi Basin Brawl: Comp Stomp
The new brawl mode that's approaching is something different to what we've been used to in PvP. Following the success of the Island Expeditions AI, we are now getting a chance to fight them within Arathi Basin as well!