World of Warcraft: More Warbands, Hero Talents and Great Vault Changes Revealed

In the Deep Dive panel held at BlizzCon, the game director of World of Warcraft reveals more details about the systems coming to the game in The War Within expansion.


On the second day of BlizzCon 2023, World of Warcraft game director Ion Hazzikostas gave players a deeper look at the game systems that will be featured in The War Within expansion and the upcoming patch 10.2.5. In addition to new content such as Hero Talents, Delves, and Warbands, Hazzikostas revealed some improvements to the user interface and the Great Vault as Blizzard prepares for the World of Warcraft Worldsoul Saga.

The World of Warcraft Deep Dive panel tracked the Delves discovered as a gameplay element of The War Within. According to Hazzikostas, Delves will last around 10-15 minutes, players will explore the dark depths of Khaz Algar with a seasonal NPC companion, and will have a variety of difficulty levels and rewards to choose from. Hazzikostas said that the Great Vault will be adjusted to take into account world activities such as world quests and delves, and that with patch 10.2, the dungeon tab will be updated to include Heroic and Timewalking dungeons for casual players.

Hazzikostas then revealed that the Earthen Allied Race will be available after reaching level 80 and completing a certain series of quests with a character. Once World of Warcraft players unlock Earthen, they will be able to play any class except Druid, Demon Hunter, and Evoker. As for the classes themselves, Hazzikostas went on to say that development of the Hero Talent system first began with a focus on druids, as they have four specializations and were more difficult to balance against other classes such as paladin and mage. Hazzikostas then revealed the names of each Hero Talent that players can choose from.

World of Warcraft: The War Within hero talent names

  • Death Knight: Deathbringer, Rider of the Apocalypse, San’layn
  • Demon Hunter: Aldrachi Reaver, Fel-Scarred
  • Druid: Druid of the Claw, Elune’s Chosen, Keeper of the Grove, Wildstalker
  • Evoker: Chronowarden, Ruby Adept, Scalecommander
  • Hunter: Dark Ranger, Pack Leader, Sentinel
  • Mage: Frostfire, Spellslinger, Sunfury
  • Monk: Conduit of the Celestials, Master of Harmony, Shado-Pan
  • Paladin: Herald of the Sun, Lightsmith, Templar
  • Priest: Archon, Oracle, Voidweaver
  • Rogue: Deathstalker, Fatebound, Trickster
  • Shaman: Farseer, Stormbringer, Totemic
  • Warlock: Diabolist, Hellcaller, Soul Harvester
  • Warrior: Colossus, Mountain Thane, Slayer

Hazzikostas then stated that Warbands would be able to share resources through a new bank wall. The system was built to be able to be added in the future to offset some of the archaic systems related to reputation and item management in the past. He then introduced a new weapon type, “Warbound Until Equipped”, which will have a lower item level than normal Soulbound equipment. Hazzikostas then gave World of Warcraft players a glimpse of some interface changes to the quest log and spellbook, citing that some of the changes were made to help color-blind players find objectives.

To close out the panel, Hazzikostas confirmed that Dynamic Fight will be used as an enhancement to Dragonriding in the future, and that patch 10.2.5 will allow older mounts to use both normal flight and Dynamic Flying. All in all, World of Warcraft players will soon have something to chew on.

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