Patch 9.1.0

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Patch 9.1.0
“Chains of Domination”
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Announcement date February 19, 2021
Release date TBA
Latest version date April 13, 2021
Initial version 38312
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Patch 9.1.0: Chains of Domination is the first upcoming major content patch of Shadowlands, announced at BlizzConline on February 19, 2021.

It was pushed to the Public Test Realm on April 13, 2021.


February 19, 2021

The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated, but the power of the Maw still grows. In Chains of Domination, the upcoming major content update for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, players will delve into new depths of the Jailer’s hopeless domain, seeking to understand the true nature of his malignant plans. Backed by the renewed might of the four Covenants, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance will take the fight for the Shadowlands to the seat of the Jailer’s power. But the Banished One has a terrible new champion in his service—a cruel instrument of despair conscripted by Sylvanas Windrunner, capable of instilling dread into the hearts of Azeroth’s heroes like no creature of the Shadowlands.




  • Balance
    • [New Moon] (Talent) now has 20 second recharge (was 25 seconds).
    • [Solstice] (Talent) now causes [Shooting Stars] to fall 200% more often (was 300%).
    • [Stellar Drift] (Talent) has been redesigned – [Starfall] damage increased by 25% and allows you to cast while moving while Starfall is active, but it has a 15 second cooldown.
    • The free Starfall from Oneth's Clear Vision (Runecarving Power) ignores the Stellar Drift (Talent) Starfall cooldown.
    • Balance of All Things (Runecarving Power) now grants 24% increased critical strike chance (was 40%) and decreases by 3% every 1 second (was 8% every 1 second).



  • Discipline
    • [Spirit Shell] (Talent) cooldown increased to 90 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Holy
    • [Symbol of Hope] has been redesigned – Bolster the morale of party or raid members within 40 yards. They each recover 60 seconds of cooldown on a major defensive ability, and they regain 12% of their missing mana over 5 seconds.


  • The shield from  [Cloaked in Shadows] (Conduit) is now 50% larger, lasts for 4 seconds (previously had no duration) and no longer decays while the Rogue is out of stealth.


  • [Dark Pact]'s (Talent) additional absorb shield has been increased by 216%.
  • Destruction
  • Affliction
    • Malefic Rapture damage reduced by 18%.
    • [Agony] damage increased by 20%.
    • [Shadow Embrace] now lasts 16 seconds (was 12 seconds) and can now only be applied to 1 target at a time.
    •  [Focused Malignancy] (Conduit) effectiveness reduced by 53%.
    • Sacrolash's Dark Strike (Runecarving Power) has been redesigned – Corruption damage is increased by 25% (was 15%), and each time Corruption deals damage, it extends the duration of all your Curses active on the target by 2 seconds (was Corrupted targets movement speed slowed by 50%).


  • New Covenant Campaign Chapters
  • 40 new [Renown] levels


  • New Soulbind Tiers
    • All existing Soulbinds now have 4 new rows:
      • 3 new Conduit slots (1 Potency, 1 Endurance, and 1 Finesse)
      • 2 new Traits
      • 1 Capper Trait

Dungeons and Raids

Items and Rewards

  • The  [Empyreal Ordnance] trinket now puts other on-use trinkets on a 40 second cooldown when used (was 20 seconds).

Player Versus Player

Death Knight







  • New PvP Talent: Fel Obelisk.
  • [Call Fel Lord] (PvP Talent) now deals 200% of the caster's Spell Power per swing (was 5% of target’s maximum health). Cooldown of the ability increased to 2 minutes (was 1.5 minutes).
  • [Singe Magic] (PvP Talent) has been removed.


  • New Runecarving Powers
    • Death Knight, Druid, Warrior and Mage have new powers available in this PTR build.
    • Some existing powers have been updated. See the Classes sections for details.

The Maw