A new build of patch 4.2 hit the PTR today (that's build 14040, for all of you keeping count). Every new build carries with it new information, and this one is no different. Datamining is still ongoing, but the big news so far has been the reveal of more details regarding the legendary DPS caster staff, Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest.

Here's what we know about the new patch 4.2 legendary so far:
  • Preliminary stats for Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest and its lesser versions (Branch of Nordrassil; Runestaff of Nordrassil) have been revealed (courtesy of Wowhead News). Dragonwrath itself will be an ilevel 404 two-hander with 440 points of intellect, 689 stamina, 324 points of hit, 256 points of crit, 2,633 spellpower, and three red slots (with a +30 intellect slot bonus).
  • Once a guild completes the staff, its members will obtain Lil' Tarecgosa, a companion pet.
  • Per the Dragonwrath preview offered by Blizzard a few weeks ago, obtaining the staff will require the completion of an "epic questline" that can only be started by players who have completed all three of the currently existing Cataclysm raid instances.
  • The staff lets its holder transform into a blue dragon. Awesome.
We've been blessed with a slow trickle of information about this legendary staff, but there are a lot of questions still to be answered. We don't know all the specifics about how the staff will be created, especially regarding what will be required of raid teams. We also don't know what kind of proc Dragonwrath will have (assuming it does eventually have one, like the legendaries preceding it). Despite this, though, one thing is known for sure -- this is clearly shadow priest loot. (Ahem.)

The news is already rolling out for the upcoming WoW Patch 4.2! Preview the new Firelands raid, marvel at the new legendary staff, and get the inside scoop on new quest hubs -- plus new Tier 12 armor!

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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