Patch 9.0.5 went onto the PTR in early February, and it will be coming to live realms soon: the latest version on the PTR is labeled a release candidate and Blizzard announced that the patch will go live on March 9.
Returning in patch 9.0.5, Valor Points are primarily going to be used to upgrade the weapons and armor that you get from Mythic Keystone dungeons, but Blizzard is also including a way to spend if you don't have any M+ gear that you can upgrade.
If you've finished farming reputation with Ve'nari — everyone's favorite Broker-with-highly-questionable-motives — you may have done the responsible thing and started banking Stygia in anticipation of patch 9.1.
Honestly I can't think of any reason I'd change from Night Fae on my Nelf Warrior -- I like the AOE DPS of Ancient Aftershock, and I enjoy the story and how it interacts with my character and the past couple of expansions.
Do you love the Maw and wish you had more things to do while you're spending time there?
Plan your BlizzConline with the newly released official schedule, featuring a Critical Role Diablo Campaign
While we won't all be gathering in Anaheim this year, we now have the schedule for our virtual BlizzConline February 19-20.
The patch 9.0.5 PTR is now live, and it's a system focused affair, with bug fixes for issues that couldn't be hotfixed and a whole new system for upgrading items that drop in Mythic+ dungeons.
The first patch cycle of Shadowlands has arrived: patch 9.0.5 is now live on Public Test Realm (PTR), featuring Valor Points and a number of systems changes.