It's a bit weird—34 to 35 took a subjective FOREVER, but I went from ~60% towards 36 to ~60% towards 37 all today. I wonder if I just got excessively lucky with AP drops in mythic EN+heroic ToV today (plus the world boss) compared to what I normally would have gotten, since my AK was only one notch higher from last week's raids.
Of course, 36 was .5% to Hati compared to 5% from 35, so it's not like it actually felt worth it. Still more worth it than putting that same AP into my MM or SV weapons, but y'know :| At least on Tuesday (which is apparently 7.1.5 day?) that'll be 5% to us, 5% to our pet, and 5% to Hati, instead of JUST Hati and pet.
As for pooling it, my guild's more DPS-inclined DPS were talking about it after raid today and they indicated that someone at Blizzard had semi-officially said that pooling your AK would not be useful, and they were speculating whether that meant that traits 35+ would be refunded when that patch hit or whether you would need trait 35 in to unlock the new ranks of existing traits or whether you would need to unlock all of that 35+ trait to start on the rest. I wish they'd actually given me a source for that, but this is what google brought up: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/ ... anel-recap
The first of these updates is the addition of new Artifact traits that can be earned and unlocked via a new Artifact campaign, which you can embark on once you’ve maxed out your Artifact weapon. There will be at least three new traits per weapon, and you can unlock the ability to spend a fourth point on every existing minor trait on your weapon. There will be approximately 15 new traits for players to earn and spend to upgrade and customize their character.
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