WoW Hotfixes - Updated 24 June

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#1 - June 7, 2022, 1:56 a.m.
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Hotfixes

JUNE 24, 2022

Classes

  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With realm restarts] Mangle and auto attack damage increased by 10%.
        • Developers’ note: Vengeance Demon Hunter and Guardian Druid have fallen behind in damage, particularly in single target. Our intent with these changes is to improve their performance in single-target without unduly impacting AOE environments.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • [With realm restarts] All damage and healing abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With realm restarts] Fracture and Shear damage increased by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Auto attack damage increased by 10%.
        • Developers’ note: Vengeance Demon Hunter and Guardian Druid have fallen behind in damage, particularly in single target. Our intent with these changes is to improve their performance in single-target without unduly impacting AOE environments.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • [With realm restarts] All ability damage increased by 5%.
        • Developers’ note: We’re seeing Affliction falling behind a bit in various content and feel a straight increase to their damage is warranted.
    • Destruction
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Blasphemy no longer grants Rain of Chaos.
      • [With realm restarts] Chaos Bolt damage increased by 5% in PvE combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Incinerate damage increased by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Immolate damage increased by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Conflagrate damage increased by 10% in PvE combat.
        • Developers’ note: In order to address Destruction’s excess soul shard generation issues, we’re removing the ability for the Blasphemy to grant Rain of Chaos. This will prevent their shard generation from getting out of control and rein in their AOE output. However, this will have some effect on Destruction’s single-target damage and to help counter the impact we’re increasing the damage of several single-target spells in the Destruction toolkit. This is a big shift so we’ll be monitoring feedback closely and will adjust in the future if needed.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to pick up Earthbreaker Charge immediately after recovering from the effects of Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Fixed an issue causing Destruction Warlock’s Rain of Fire to not proc Rain of Chaos or trigger Blasphemy while fighting on the necropolis.

Player versus Player

  • Developers’ note: We have been monitoring PvP balance over Season 3 and are making the following adjustments. We look forward to continue to watch how the rest of the PvP season progresses.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Celestial Pillar would break players from stealth.
  • Hunter
    • [With realm restarts] Craven Strategem (Runecarving Power) now reduces the cooldown of Feign Death by 5 seconds in PvP combat (was 15 seconds).
      • Developers’ note: The short cooldown of Feign Death from Craven Strategem can be frustrating to play against, especially for classes whose primary damage comes from damage over time effects. We are changing the cooldown reduction from Craven Strategem to address this.
  • Mage
    • [With realm restarts] Flow of Time (Conduit) effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • [With realm restarts] Netherwind Armor (PvP Talent) now reduces the chance of suffering a critical strike by 10% (was 15%).
      • Developers’ note: Mage survivability has continued to be higher than we would like, so we are targeting some of their defensive tools to address that while keeping the overall feel of Mage gameplay intact.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • [With realm restarts] Renewing Mist now heals for an additional 25% in PvP combat (was 10%).
      • [With realm restarts] Enveloping Mist now heals for an additional 10% in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Chrysalis (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Life Cocoon by 45 seconds (was 30 seconds).
        • Developers’ note: Mistweavers are continuing to have a difficult time responding to burst damage reliably, as they regularly have to open their primary school in order to catch up. Increasing healing over time effects and having Cocoon available more frequently is intended to provide them with better tools to respond to burst damage more reliably.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • [With realm restarts] Templar’s Vindication (Conduit) now causes Templar’s Verdict to deal an additional 15% damage (was 30%) in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Shield of Vengeance damage reduced by 40% in PvP combat. Absorption amount unchanged.
        • Developers’ note: Retribution Paladin burst damage has scaled higher than we’d like, outpacing survivability and counterplay. We are looking to address some of those bigger swing moments without affecting their overall toolkit.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • [With realm restarts] Mana regeneration reduced by 65% in PvP combat (was 60%).
      • [With realm restarts] Holy Word: Chastise now incapacitates enemy players for 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Censure (Talent) now causes Holy Word: Chastise to stun enemy players for 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Ray of Hope (PvP Talent) cooldown is now 90 seconds (was 60 seconds).
        • Developers’ note: Holy Priests have been outperforming other healers, and we are looking to reduce the power of commonly picked talents and mana efficiency to better fit within other spec representation and performance.
    • Shadow
      • [With realm restarts] Shadow Word: Pain damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Vampiric Touch damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: Shadow Priest has not received as much benefit from its set bonus as other specializations in PvP, so we are increasing parts of their consistent damage to help their overall performance.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • [With realm restarts] Float like a Butterfly (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Evasion and Feint by 0.5 seconds per combo point spent (was 1 second).
        • Developers’ note: The uptime of defensive abilities for Outlaw has been a point of frustration due to less opportunity for enemies to capitalize on gaps of defensive cooldowns. This is intended to address that, while keeping the feel of Outlaw intact.
  • Warlock
    • [With realm restarts] Dark Pact (Talent) now provides an absorb shield based on 300% of health sacrificed in PvP combat (was 250%).
    • [With realm restarts] Essence Drain (PvP Talent) now causes the target to deal 9% less damage to the Warlock per stack.
    • [With realm restarts] Essence Drain (PvP Talent) now stacks up to 4 times (was 5).
    • [With realm restarts] Gateway Mastery (PvP Talent) now reduces the time between how often players can take your Demonic Gateway by 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • Affliction
      • [With realm restarts] Soul Leech grants an absorb shield based on 12% of damage dealt in PvP combat (was 8%).
        • Developers’ note: In 9.2.5 we removed the PvP talent Demon Armor and changed Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve to no longer interact with interrupt effects, which impacted Affliction Warlocks with their spell casts being a single school. With the combination of these changes, Affliction Warlocks’ defensives have been lower than we’d like even after our stamina increase to their base kit, so we are targeting to equip them with better survival tools in PvP.
  • Warrior
    • [With realm restarts] The amount of Mastery granted by Conqueror’s Banner (Necrolord Ability) reduced by 33% in PvP combat.
    • Fury
      • [With realm restarts] Crushing Blow (Raging Blow from Reckless Abandon (Talent)) now deals 20% reduced damage in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: Overall Fury damage has scaled higher than we’d like in Season 3 especially with their set bonus. We are intending to bring down some of the moments of volatility while still maintaining the high consistent damage that fulfills the fantasy of a Fury Warrior.

JUNE 22, 2022

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the camera’s field of view could be increased past 90.
    • Developers’ note: The ability to restrict the field of view was added in 9.2.5 as an accessibility measure to help alleviate motion sickness. All of World of Warcraft – the art, combat mechanics, and player interactions – are built within the parameters of the user interface experience and scale. Increasing the field of view beyond the limit that has been in place since WoW launched was not intended.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • [With realm restarts] To address a bug that prevented Midsummer Fire Festival bonfire quests from resetting for players who previously completed them, all Midsummer bonfire quests will be reset. This includes any yearly quests that players might have completed for the first time since the event began at 12:01 a.m. on June 21.
    • Developers’ note: This fix requires that we restart all realms, so to get the fix applied as soon as possible, we’re preforming realm restarts soon during off-peak hours in each region.

JUNE 20, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Developers’ note: We’ve heard feedback that several encounters in Sepulcher of the First Ones would benefit from adjustments, as they’re too difficult due to punishing mechanics, and we want to further reduce the likelihood that those mechanics can quickly cause an unrecoverable wipe.

      We have also received feedback that the Lihuvim encounter was too constrained due to the difficulty of some of the Automa, so we wanted to make adjustments to open the possibility of different strategies to players.
    • The following raid adjustments will be made with this week’s scheduled weekly maintenance:
      • Lihuvim
        • Lihuvim health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Resonance Cascade damage reduced by 90% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Increased the cooldown of Guardian Automa’s Form Sentry Automa on Mythic difficulty.
      • Halondrus
        • Aftershock damage reduced by 75% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Planetcracker Beam damage reduced by 65% and its damage occurs less frequently on Mythic difficulty.
      • Anduin Wrynn
        • Hopelessness and Overconfidence duration increased to 16 seconds on all difficulties (was 12 seconds).
        • Blasphemy will no longer be triggered when coming in contact with an unmarked player on Mythic difficulty. The tooltip will reflect this change in a future patch.
        • March of the Damned damage reduced by 75% on all difficulties.
        • Soul Explosion damage and travel speed reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
        • Banish Soul cast time increased to 16 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 12 seconds).
        • Necrotic Detonation cast time increased by 30% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Rygelon
        • Dark Eclipse now targets 3 players on Mythic difficulty (was 4).
        • Unstable Matter health reduced by 25% on Mythic difficulty.
      • The Jailer
        • The Jailer’s melee damage reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
        • Torment damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
        • Unholy Eruption damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
        • Rune of Compulsion absorb reduced by 30% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Chain Breaker now targets the nearest 3 allies on Mythic difficulty (was 4).
        • Incarnation of Torment health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Diverted Life Shield reduced by 75% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Chains of Anguish will no longer reposition linked targets when the primary target moves out of range on Mythic difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue that caused Ominous Seedling to not appear after planting the Ominous Seed.

JUNE 16, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Volatile Charge to not display correctly.

JUNE 15, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue causing Planetcracker Beams to be invisible during the final stage.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent Putrid Butcher’s Devour Flesh from being cast.

JUNE 14, 2022

Creatures and NPCs

  • It is no longer possible to see two Tess Greymane NPCs in The Hall of Shadows.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that allowed the mirror to be entered before completing “Through Glass,” causing the player to have to return to the quest starting location to turn in.
  • Vial of Wracking Poison will once again apply the Wracking Poison weapon effect during the quest “The Power of Poison.”

JUNE 13, 2022

Achievements

  • Credit for the Path of Ascension achievement To the Moon should now be granted consistently.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue where players could incidentally consume two Collapsing Quasar Fields that overlap.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the “The Catalyst Awakens” would sometimes not complete when interacting with the Creation Catalyst.
  • Players should now always be able to see the Twisted Gateway to enter the scenario for “Fangs of the Devourer.”

JUNE 10, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Developers’ note: In this second batch of updates to Shadowlands dungeons, we’ve addressed more circumstances where enemy abilities could be cast on nearby targets in melee when their current target became out of range, which could sometimes lead to unfair deaths, or encourage groups to avoid bringing melee DPS entirely.
    • The following abilities will no longer hit nearby targets in melee when the enemy’s target is out of range:
      • Encrypted Affix
        • Urh Dismantler’s Deconstruct
      • De Other Side
        • Headless Client’s Discharge
      • Plaguefall
        • Domina Venomblade’s Cytotoxic Slash
        • Plagueroc’s Blightbeak
        • Mire Soldier’s Mighty Swing
        • Rotting Slimeclaw’s Corroded Claws
      • Sanguine Depths
        • Rockbound Sprite’s Animate Pebble
        • Chamber Sentinel’s Severing Slice
      • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
        • Devoted Accomplice’s Energy Slash
      • The Necrotic Wake
        • Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay
        • Stitched Vanguard’s Bone Claw
        • Loyal Creation’s Bone Claw
      • Theater of Pain
        • Dessia the Decapitator’s Slam
        • Shackled Soul’s Soul Touch
        • Heavin the Breaker’s Colossus Smash
        • Rek the Hardened’s Unbalancing Blow
        • Putrid Butcher’s Chop and Devour Flesh

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where level 10 Horde characters leaving Exile’s Reach could sometimes arrive on the Alliance ship instead of Orgrimmar during the quest “An End to Beginnings.”

JUNE 9, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Developer’s note: With the following hotfixes, our goal is to address circumstances in Shadowlands dungeons where enemy spells could be cast on nearby melee targets when their current target moved out of range, sometimes leading to unfair player deaths.
    • De Other Side
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Territorial Bladebeak and Bladebeak Matriarch’s Beak Slice to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
    • Halls of Atonement
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Depraved Darkblade’s Deadly Thrust to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
    • Mists of Tirna Scithe
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Mistveil Matriarch’s Shred Armor to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
    • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Burly Deckhand’s Haymaker to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
      • Increased the cast time of Haymaker to 1.5 seconds (was 0.75 seconds).
    • Theater of Pain
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Ancient Captain’s Shield Bash to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
  • Karazhan
    • Fixed an issue where players in Cross-Faction groups could play the Chess Event against each other and prevent victory.

Quests

  • The Vol’dun introduction quest, “Into the Dunes” is working as expected once again.

JUNE 8, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanguine Depths
    • Executor Tarvold
      • Castigate damage reduced by 20%.
    • Grand Proctor Beryllia
      • Agonize damage reduced by 20%.
      • Fixed an issue causing some abilities to scale with the Fortified affix instead of the Tyrannical affix.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Astronos, Lakesis, and Klotos
      • Health reduced by 20%.
      • Aura of Intimidation damage reduced by 20%.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • Icebound Aegis absorb reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Xav the Unfallen
      • Seismic Leap damage reduced by 10%.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed a tooltip issue where Cosmic Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve’s tooltip indicated it provided immunity to interrupt effects.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue with Shifting Naaru Sliver where players standing close together could affect the duration of the effect from each other’s trinkets.

JUNE 7, 2022

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue where the general Rival, Challenger, and Duelist arena achievements would not be granted after receiving the Season 3 rating achievements.

Cross-Faction Instances

  • Cross-Faction groups can now queue up for Rated PvP activities once again, as intended.

Items and Rewards

  • Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos will now properly grant its movement speed bonus.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where looting Journal Pages would sometimes not earn quest credit for “Treasure Contract: Gutrek’s Cleaver.”

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • To help with completing Torghast achievements, jailbreaks will now happen much more often on Floor 4 of standard wings, and will happen on Floor 4 and every third floor thereafter in Twisting Corridors.

JUNE 6, 2022

Cross-Faction Instances

  • Fixed an issue that caused Group Finder listings to not update to Cross-Faction when selected.
  • Cross-Faction party member’s guilds now display the correct faction upon inspection.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Artificer Xy’mox
    • Fixed an issue where Crippling Ephemera could be removed prematurely, blocking achievement success.
  • Prototype Pantheon
    • Fixed an issue where players could be afflicted by Runecarver’s Deathtouch but have no Bastion’s Ward to reduce the damage.
  • Rygelon
    • [With realm restarts] Rygelon’s health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
    • [With realm restarts] Rygelon’s auto-attack damage has been reduced by 15% on all difficulties.
      • Developers’ note: Due to the bug fixes in 9.2.5, we’re receiving feedback that Rygelon in Mythic raids is more difficult than intended on subsequent kills, and so we are reducing Rygelon’s health to compensate. Additionally, we’re reducing Rygelon’s melee damage across the board as he inflicts significant tank damage, but we would like to avoid altering current strategies around Corrupted Strikes.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where passengers were able to gather unintentionally while riding on a multi-passenger mount.
  • Fixed an issue where Cache of Acquired Treasures trinket would fail to activate when landing on the “Acquired Sword” buff and then be unusable for the rest of combat.
  • Fixed an issue where Codex of the First Technique’s maximum absorb was not increasing with the trinket’s item level.
  • Fixed an issue where Codex of the First Technique was unintentionally reflecting damage from allies or dead enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where the Antecedent Drape was unable to be converted at the Creation Catalyst.
  • The Earpieces of the Tranquil Focus toy effect now persists through death.
  • Fixed an issue that made the Resonating Disc drop continuously if the player’s quest log is full.
  • Fixed an issue where Choral Vestments sold by Rafiq in Zereth Mortis was refundable.
  • Fixed several display issues with the Dark Ranger’s Cowl.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • Ice Wall (PvP Talent) will no longer occasionally rotate when a nearby player is stealthed.

Quests

  • The Gloomtail’s Head basket can now be properly interacted with during “The Head of Her Enemy” quest in Zuldazar.
  • Fixed an issue where torches in “Vol’jin, Son of Sen’jin” could not be interacted with.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue where Seal of the Martyr and Seal of Blood were not properly discounted by Libram of Hope.

JUNE 2, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • World Bosses
    • Resolved an issue which could cause players to be unable to complete a Shadowlands World Boss World Quest.
    • Resolved an issue which could cause players to gain the Fated Raid aura while fighting Shadowlands World Bosses outside of Season 4, resulting in a more difficult than intended experience.

Achievements

  • The achievement “Pursuing Loyalty” now indicates which Loyalty-difficulty Path of Ascension encounters have and have not been completed.
  • The achievement “Things To Do When You’re Dead” can once again be completed.

Items and Rewards

  • Au’Dara the Heirloom broker located in Oribos next to the Flight Master now sells the following bind-on-account items:
    • Encrypted Equipment Chest: Contains one piece of item level 236 Mythic 0 gear. The chest can only be purchased with Valor by a character with a 1500 or higher Mythic+ Rating.
    • Cosmic Equipment Chest: Contains one piece of item level 249 unranked PvP gear. The chest can only be purchased with Conquest by a character with a 1400 or higher rating in any PvP bracket.

JUNE 1, 2022

Classes

  • Mage
    • Resolved an issue that caused Mage Portals to Oribos to not appear while phased.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Malefic Wrath (Runecarving Power) will once again be able to stack up to 3 times.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones

    • Resolved an issue that was caused Mythic difficulty to not appear as an available option in the Premade Group Finder.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit

    • So’leah
      • Resolved an issue that would cause So’leah to path erratically after Power Overwhelming.

Developer’s note: It turns out that prior to 9.2.5 some creatures and abilities were not scaling with Mythic+ Keystone level as intended. A bug fix with the patch corrected the scaling, but also unintentionally increased the health and damage of those creatures. The adjustments below for Halls of Atonement, Theater of Pain, and Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder are intended to offset this increase in difficulty and bring affected creatures back in line with player expectations.

  • Halls of Atonement
    • High Adjudicator Aleez
      • Pulse from Beyond damage reduced by 66%.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Mordretha
      • Deathwalker Health reduced by 60%.
      • Death Bolt damage reduced by 40%.
      • Death Bolt cast time increased to 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).
      • Fixed an issue where Deathwalkers were treated as players for the purpose of crowd control duration.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Zo’phex
      • Health reduced by 5%.
      • Security Measure damage reduced by 66%.
      • Armed Security damage reduced by 60%.

Items and Rewards

  • Players who unlocked Dark Iron Dwarf Heritage Armor on one character can now unlock the Dark Iron Dwarf Heritage Weapons and mount on a different character.

The hotfix notes for the previous patch can be found here.

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#4 - June 8, 2022, 2:03 a.m.
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Hello! Here are today’s hotfixes:

JUNE 7, 2022

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue where the general Rival, Challenger, and Duelist arena achievements would not be granted after receiving the Season 3 rating achievements.

Cross-Faction Instances

  • Cross-Faction groups can now queue up for Rated PvP activities once again, as intended.

Items and Rewards

  • Antumbra, Shadow of the Cosmos will now properly grant its movement speed bonus.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where looting Journal Pages would sometimes not earn quest credit for “Treasure Contract: Gutrek’s Cleaver.”

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • To help with completing Torghast achievements, jailbreaks will now happen much more often on Floor 4 of standard wings, and will happen on Floor 4 and every third floor thereafter in Twisting Corridors.
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#6 - June 9, 2022, 1:24 a.m.
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Today’s hotfix update:

JUNE 8, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanguine Depths
    • Executor Tarvold
      • Castigate damage reduced by 20%.
    • Grand Proctor Beryllia
      • Agonize damage reduced by 20%.
      • Fixed an issue causing some abilities to scale with the Fortified affix instead of the Tyrannical affix.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Astronos, Lakesis, and Klotos
      • Health reduced by 20%.
      • Aura of Intimidation damage reduced by 20%.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • Icebound Aegis absorb reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Xav the Unfallen
      • Seismic Leap damage reduced by 10%.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed a tooltip issue where Cosmic Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve’s tooltip indicated it provided immunity to interrupt effects.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an issue with Shifting Naaru Sliver where players standing close together could affect the duration of the effect from each other’s trinkets.
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#7 - June 10, 2022, 1:26 a.m.
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Heya! Here are today’s hotfixes:

JUNE 9, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Developer’s note: With the following hotfixes, our goal is to address circumstances in Shadowlands dungeons where enemy spells could be cast on nearby melee targets when their current target moved out of range, sometimes leading to unfair player deaths.
    • De Other Side
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Territorial Bladebeak and Bladebeak Matriarch’s Beak Slice to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
    • Halls of Atonement
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Depraved Darkblade’s Deadly Thrust to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
    • Mists of Tirna Scithe
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Mistveil Matriarch’s Shred Armor to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
    • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Burly Deckhand’s Haymaker to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
      • Increased the cast time of Haymaker to 1.5 seconds (was 0.75 seconds).
    • Theater of Pain
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Ancient Captain’s Shield Bash to be cast on a nearby target if their current target was out of range.
  • Karazhan
    • Fixed an issue where players in Cross-Faction groups could play the Chess Event against each other and prevent victory.

Quests

  • The Vol’dun introduction quest, “Into the Dunes” is working as expected once again.
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#8 - June 11, 2022, 1:13 a.m.
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It’s hotfix time~

JUNE 10, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Developers’ note: In this second batch of updates to Shadowlands dungeons, we’ve addressed more circumstances where enemy abilities could be cast on nearby targets in melee when their current target became out of range, which could sometimes lead to unfair deaths, or encourage groups to avoid bringing melee DPS entirely.
    • The following abilities will no longer hit nearby targets in melee when the enemy’s target is out of range:
      • Encrypted Affix
        • Urh Dismantler’s Deconstruct
      • De Other Side
        • Headless Client’s Discharge
      • Plaguefall
        • Domina Venomblade’s Cytotoxic Slash
        • Plagueroc’s Blightbeak
        • Mire Soldier’s Mighty Swing
        • Rotting Slimeclaw’s Corroded Claws
      • Sanguine Depths
        • Rockbound Sprite’s Animate Pebble
        • Chamber Sentinel’s Severing Slice
      • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
        • Devoted Accomplice’s Energy Slash
      • The Necrotic Wake
        • Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay
        • Stitched Vanguard’s Bone Claw
        • Loyal Creation’s Bone Claw
      • Theater of Pain
        • Dessia the Decapitator’s Slam
        • Shackled Soul’s Soul Touch
        • Heavin the Breaker’s Colossus Smash
        • Rek the Hardened’s Unbalancing Blow
        • Putrid Butcher’s Chop and Devour Flesh

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where level 10 Horde characters leaving Exile’s Reach could sometimes arrive on the Alliance ship instead of Orgrimmar during the quest “An End to Beginnings.”
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#11 - June 14, 2022, 2:10 a.m.
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Here are the hotfixes from today:

JUNE 13, 2022

Achievements

  • Credit for the Path of Ascension achievement To the Moon should now be granted consistently.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue where players could incidentally consume two Collapsing Quasar Fields that overlap.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the “The Catalyst Awakens” would sometimes not complete when interacting with the Creation Catalyst.
  • Players should now always be able to see the Twisted Gateway to enter the scenario for “Fangs of the Devourer.”
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#13 - June 15, 2022, 1:37 a.m.
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Here are today’s hotfixes:

JUNE 14, 2022

Creatures and NPCs

  • It is no longer possible to see two Tess Greymane NPCs in The Hall of Shadows.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that allowed the mirror to be entered before completing “Through Glass,” causing the player to have to return to the quest starting location to turn in.
  • Vial of Wracking Poison will once again apply the Wracking Poison weapon effect during the quest “The Power of Poison.”
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#14 - June 16, 2022, 2:28 a.m.
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JUNE 15, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue causing Planetcracker Beams to be invisible during the final stage.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Fixed an issue that could prevent Putrid Butcher’s Devour Flesh from being cast.
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#15 - June 17, 2022, 1:45 a.m.
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Here’s today’s hotfix update:

JUNE 16, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Volatile Charge to not display correctly.
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#16 - June 21, 2022, 2:24 a.m.
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Hello! Here is the hotfix from today and the raid encounter adjustments that will be available after weekly maintenance this week:

JUNE 20, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Developers’ note: We’ve heard feedback that several encounters in Sepulcher of the First Ones would benefit from adjustments, as they’re too difficult due to punishing mechanics, and we want to further reduce the likelihood that those mechanics can quickly cause an unrecoverable wipe.

      We have also received feedback that the Lihuvim encounter was too constrained due to the difficulty of some of the Automa, so we wanted to make adjustments to open the possibility of different strategies to players.
    • The following raid adjustments will be made with this week’s scheduled weekly maintenance:
      • Lihuvim
        • Lihuvim health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Resonance Cascade damage reduced by 90% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Increased the cooldown of Guardian Automa’s Form Sentry Automa on Mythic difficulty.
      • Halondrus
        • Aftershock damage reduced by 75% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Planetcracker Beam damage reduced by 65% and its damage occurs less frequently on Mythic difficulty.
      • Anduin Wrynn
        • Hopelessness and Overconfidence duration increased to 16 seconds on all difficulties (was 12 seconds).
        • Blasphemy will no longer be triggered when coming in contact with an unmarked player on Mythic difficulty. The tooltip will reflect this change in a future patch.
        • March of the Damned damage reduced by 75% on all difficulties.
        • Soul Explosion damage and travel speed reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
        • Banish Soul cast time increased to 16 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 12 seconds).
        • Necrotic Detonation cast time increased by 30% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Rygelon
        • Dark Eclipse now targets 3 players on Mythic difficulty (was 4).
        • Unstable Matter health reduced by 25% on Mythic difficulty.
      • The Jailer
        • The Jailer’s melee damage reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
        • Torment damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
        • Unholy Eruption damage reduced by 30% on all difficulties.
        • Rune of Compulsion absorb reduced by 30% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Chain Breaker now targets the nearest 3 allies on Mythic difficulty (was 4).
        • Incarnation of Torment health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Diverted Life Shield reduced by 75% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Chains of Anguish will no longer reposition linked targets when the primary target moves out of range on Mythic difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue that caused Ominous Seedling to not appear after planting the Ominous Seed.
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#17 - June 23, 2022, 1:32 a.m.
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Hello everyone! Here are today’s hotfixes:

JUNE 22, 2022

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where the camera’s field of view could be increased past 90.
    • Developers’ note: The ability to restrict the field of view was added in 9.2.5 as an accessibility measure to help alleviate motion sickness. All of World of Warcraft – the art, combat mechanics, and player interactions – are built within the parameters of the user interface experience and scale. Increasing the field of view beyond the limit that has been in place since WoW launched was not intended.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • [With realm restarts] To address a bug that prevented Midsummer Fire Festival bonfire quests from resetting for players who previously completed them, all Midsummer bonfire quests will be reset. This includes any yearly quests that players might have completed for the first time since the event began at 12:01 a.m. on June 21.
    • Developers’ note: This fix requires that we restart all realms, so to get the fix applied as soon as possible, we’re preforming realm restarts soon during off-peak hours in each region.
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#19 - June 25, 2022, 1:22 a.m.
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Here’s the list of today’s hotfixes and the combat tuning hotfixes to expect with next week’s restarts:

JUNE 24, 2022

Classes

  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With realm restarts] Mangle and auto attack damage increased by 10%.
        • Developers’ note: Vengeance Demon Hunter and Guardian Druid have fallen behind in damage, particularly in single target. Our intent with these changes is to improve their performance in single-target without unduly impacting AOE environments.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • [With realm restarts] All damage and healing abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With realm restarts] Fracture and Shear damage increased by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Auto attack damage increased by 10%.
        • Developers’ note: Vengeance Demon Hunter and Guardian Druid have fallen behind in damage, particularly in single target. Our intent with these changes is to improve their performance in single-target without unduly impacting AOE environments.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • [With realm restarts] All ability damage increased by 5%.
        • Developers’ note: We’re seeing Affliction falling behind a bit in various content and feel a straight increase to their damage is warranted.
    • Destruction
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Blasphemy no longer grants Rain of Chaos.
      • [With realm restarts] Chaos Bolt damage increased by 5% in PvE combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Incinerate damage increased by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Immolate damage increased by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Conflagrate damage increased by 10% in PvE combat.
        • Developers’ note: In order to address Destruction’s excess soul shard generation issues, we’re removing the ability for the Blasphemy to grant Rain of Chaos. This will prevent their shard generation from getting out of control and rein in their AOE output. However, this will have some effect on Destruction’s single-target damage and to help counter the impact we’re increasing the damage of several single-target spells in the Destruction toolkit. This is a big shift so we’ll be monitoring feedback closely and will adjust in the future if needed.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to pick up Earthbreaker Charge immediately after recovering from the effects of Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Fixed an issue causing Destruction Warlock’s Rain of Fire to not proc Rain of Chaos or trigger Blasphemy while fighting on the necropolis.

Player versus Player

  • Developers’ note: We have been monitoring PvP balance over Season 3 and are making the following adjustments. We look forward to continue to watch how the rest of the PvP season progresses.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Celestial Pillar would break players from stealth.
  • Hunter
    • [With realm restarts] Craven Strategem (Runecarving Power) now reduces the cooldown of Feign Death by 5 seconds in PvP combat (was 15 seconds).
      • Developers’ note: The short cooldown of Feign Death from Craven Strategem can be frustrating to play against, especially for classes whose primary damage comes from damage over time effects. We are changing the cooldown reduction from Craven Strategem to address this.
  • Mage
    • [With realm restarts] Flow of Time (Conduit) effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • [With realm restarts] Netherwind Armor (PvP Talent) now reduces the chance of suffering a critical strike by 10% (was 15%).
      • Developers’ note: Mage survivability has continued to be higher than we would like, so we are targeting some of their defensive tools to address that while keeping the overall feel of Mage gameplay intact.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • [With realm restarts] Renewing Mist now heals for an additional 25% in PvP combat (was 10%).
      • [With realm restarts] Enveloping Mist now heals for an additional 10% in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Chrysalis (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Life Cocoon by 45 seconds (was 30 seconds).
        • Developers’ note: Mistweavers are continuing to have a difficult time responding to burst damage reliably, as they regularly have to open their primary school in order to catch up. Increasing healing over time effects and having Cocoon available more frequently is intended to provide them with better tools to respond to burst damage more reliably.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • [With realm restarts] Templar’s Vindication (Conduit) now causes Templar’s Verdict to deal an additional 15% damage (was 30%) in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Shield of Vengeance damage reduced by 40% in PvP combat. Absorption amount unchanged.
        • Developers’ note: Retribution Paladin burst damage has scaled higher than we’d like, outpacing survivability and counterplay. We are looking to address some of those bigger swing moments without affecting their overall toolkit.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • [With realm restarts] Mana regeneration reduced by 65% in PvP combat (was 60%).
      • [With realm restarts] Holy Word: Chastise now incapacitates enemy players for 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Censure (Talent) now causes Holy Word: Chastise to stun enemy players for 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Ray of Hope (PvP Talent) cooldown is now 90 seconds (was 60 seconds).
        • Developers’ note: Holy Priests have been outperforming other healers, and we are looking to reduce the power of commonly picked talents and mana efficiency to better fit within other spec representation and performance.
    • Shadow
      • [With realm restarts] Shadow Word: Pain damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Vampiric Touch damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: Shadow Priest has not received as much benefit from its set bonus as other specializations in PvP, so we are increasing parts of their consistent damage to help their overall performance.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • [With realm restarts] Float like a Butterfly (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Evasion and Feint by 0.5 seconds per combo point spent (was 1 second).
        • Developers’ note: The uptime of defensive abilities for Outlaw has been a point of frustration due to less opportunity for enemies to capitalize on gaps of defensive cooldowns. This is intended to address that, while keeping the feel of Outlaw intact.
  • Warlock
    • [With realm restarts] Dark Pact (Talent) now provides an absorb shield based on 300% of health sacrificed in PvP combat (was 250%).
    • [With realm restarts] Essence Drain (PvP Talent) now causes the target to deal 9% less damage to the Warlock per stack.
    • [With realm restarts] Essence Drain (PvP Talent) now stacks up to 4 times (was 5).
    • [With realm restarts] Gateway Mastery (PvP Talent) now reduces the time between how often players can take your Demonic Gateway by 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • Affliction
      • [With realm restarts] Soul Leech grants an absorb shield based on 12% of damage dealt in PvP combat (was 8%).
        • Developers’ note: In 9.2.5 we removed the PvP talent Demon Armor and changed Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve to no longer interact with interrupt effects, which impacted Affliction Warlocks with their spell casts being a single school. With the combination of these changes, Affliction Warlocks’ defensives have been lower than we’d like even after our stamina increase to their base kit, so we are targeting to equip them with better survival tools in PvP.
  • Warrior
    • [With realm restarts] The amount of Mastery granted by Conqueror’s Banner (Necrolord Ability) reduced by 33% in PvP combat.
    • Fury
      • [With realm restarts] Crushing Blow (Raging Blow from Reckless Abandon (Talent)) now deals 20% reduced damage in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: Overall Fury damage has scaled higher than we’d like in Season 3 especially with their set bonus. We are intending to bring down some of the moments of volatility while still maintaining the high consistent damage that fulfills the fantasy of a Fury Warrior.