Know Your Diablo Lore: The Horadrim

Who are — and who were — the Horadrim? Where did this secretive order of Mages come from, and where did they go? Why did their numbers dwindle to the point where one man could call himself the last of the Horadrim and be correct? And how did a new order arise? To answer these and other questions, we must look at the history of Sanctuary and the Prime Evils, for the Horadrim were created in response to the Dark Exile, in an attempt to save their world from Hell itself.


Today we podcast LIVE at 4pm Central

Join us today at 4PM Central / 2PM Pacific for a live recording of the Blizzard Watch podcast! We’ll be discussing news and more from around all of Blizzard’s games, as well as answering reader questions and emails. Can’t make the live show? No worries! Check back later this week and the podcast will be up on iTunes and other distributors for you to enjoy. Listen to the live show right here or head over to our Twitch channel.


How to upgrade your PC for Legion or Overwatch

Not long ago, Blizzard released the minimum system requirements for the upcoming World of Warcraft: Legion expansion — and the requirements for Overwatch are pretty hefty too. Responses to these requirements ranged from, “That’s really not a big jump at all” to “My poor potato is going to explode.” One thing seemed overwhelmingly clear, though: a lot of players weren’t really sure what the requirements meant in terms of their own computers.

No matter how much you can budget for a new PC, you have options to upgrade your PC — whether that means buying a new graphics card or getting a brand new machine. Read on for an explanation of just what these system specs mean as well as recommendations for hardware that will handle them.

Update, 5/31/16: Added new NVIDIA product line and info about Overwatch’s required specs.


Lightsworn: Latest Legion Tankadin updates

Hey, Blizzard Watch! It’s hammer time!

Well met my fellow Tankadins. I’m Ted Atchley, but in-game, I’m your friendly neighborhood Dwarf Tankadin known as Honors Hammer. I started tanking late in Vanilla after endless runs of Alterac Valley to get my Immovable Object. (In those days, few guilds would give a Paladin a raid drop tanking shield.) I started writing about Paladin tanks during our formative days in Burning Crusade at my blog, Honor’s Code.

With the end of the expansion lull in full force, all eyes are fixed on how Tankadins are shaping up in Legion’s beta. The Light has not seen fit to bless me with a Beta invite, so I’m relying on those players in Beta to give me the lay of the land.

During the Alpha test, Tankadins lobbied for the return of our Holy Power resource system, but the developers were disinclined to acquiesce to that request. Give yourself some bonus points if you get the reference. Then late in Alpha, players put forth several ideas in an attempt to improve on the current design and many have now been implemented.

Let’s dive into them.


BlizzCaps: Bloody and bright

Today’s submitter writes, “After a couple hours spent killing wildlife while avoiding D.E.H.T.A., Siineiin of Spectacular Death on Llane (US-A) mounted her trusty Hearthsteed and … whoa. Talk about a color combination. Come to think of it, this might be cool as an option in the Blizzard store. It would certain match some of those transmogs of gear from Ahn’Qiraj.”

Want to see your picture here on BlizzCaps? Well, why not? Email your screenshots to, or tweet it with the hashtag #blizzcaps, and we’ll check it out. We prefer pictures with names turned off, and if you don’t want your screenshot to get caught in our spam folder, please use the word “BlizzCaps” somewhere in the email.


The Heroes rotation is over Overwatch, but we aren’t

Are we all over Overwatch yet? No? Well, okay, but you’re going to have to be over it at least for the duration of this post because Overwatch week in Heroes of the Storm is over. Our only Overwatch hero is off rotation and the next hero coming up is Warcraft’s Medivh (on June 14). Perhaps more Overwatch heroes are on the agenda afterwards, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Ongoing, however, is the Heroes anniversary celebration which offers 50% bonus XP through June 14th — making it a good time to level those heroes (and reap the gold rewards).

And in the meanwhile, we have another free hero rotation. Let’s take a look.