Hotfixes

October 13, 2023
Items

Fixed an issue that could prevent “Windborne Velocidrake: Visage of the Infinite” from dropping for some players.
Sockets may now be added to Dreamsurge gear.

Developers’ notes: Gear that was acquired through the Dreamsurge before this hotfix will not be eligible for socketing.

Quests

Fixed a bug that could prevent the Maruuk Centaur quest “Farrier Rondare” from proceeding as intended.

World

Fixed a bug preventing Zidormi from toggling to both versions of Theramore as expected.

Classic Era and Hardcore

The object created by a warlock’s Ritual of Summoning is now placed exactly where the warlock is standing.

October 5, 2023
Dragonriding

Fixed an issue with the Airborne Recovery dragonriding talent that would cause Aerial Halt to not regenerate a Vigor when cast during Thrill of the Skies.

Items

Fixed a bug that could prevent Everlasting Horn of Lavaswimming from dropping as intended on completion of the Siege of Dragonbane Keep.
Fixed a bug that could cause a failure to receive a Warcraft Rumble toy reward. If you earned a toy, but did not receive the item, click on the Warcraft Rumble Machine again to be given the toy.
Fixed a bug that could cause Warcraft Rumble Foils to go missing. If you’re missing a Foil that should have been given to you, click on the Warcraft Rumble Machine to receive the Foil. Multiple clicks can produce multiple missing Foils, if applicable.
When you summon a Warcraft Rumble Toy that’s gained additional looks, you can now interact with that toy to cycle through its earned looks. Each time you change looks, there’s a 5-second cooldown until you can interact with it again.
October 2, 2023

Enemies and NPCs

A number of creatures on Mechagon Island have been scaled down so that they are no longer lethal to lower-level players.
Bragdur Battlebrew again offers the Horde version of “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form, as intended.
Lord Andestrasz has been found in Waking Shores, and should no longer be invisible to some players.

WoW Classic

Hardcore

On Hardcore realms, mind control spells can not be used during normal duels.

Developers’ notes: There should be no change to duels on non-Hardcore realms, and this should not prevent players from using mind control spells during Mak’gora duels to the death.

Added an identifier that will show you the player class and level on hover-over, when challenged to a duel to the death.

Wrath Classic

Fixed a bug that caused the Joyous Journeys bonus to unintentionally disappear.

September 26, 2023
Classes

Druid

Restoration

Fixed an issue that caused the Unstoppable Growth talent to not function.

Events

Brewfest Hops no longer affect dragonriding mounts.
When dragonriding in Eastern Kingdoms Cup races, players will now be temporarily granted fully unlocked dragonriding, regardless of their current Dragonriding Talent Tree state.

WoW Classic Era

Fixed an issue that prevented Ouro from spawning after a post-wipe reset.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
Events

The Waking Dream public event in the Azure Span should now properly start.
Brewfest

Fixed an issue that prevented Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest from being awarded to players below level 70.
Quests
The weekly Time Rifts quest “When Time Needs Mending” can now be completed in a raid.
September 19, 2023
Quests

Fixed a bug preventing the objective counter from increasing when survivors were rescued for “Refti Retribution”.
Fixed a bug that prevented some players from turning in the quest “The Nokhud Offensive: Founders Keepers”.

WoW Classic Era

The most-recent Alterac Valley bonus weekend has been extended. The bonus will end when the next bonus weekend (Warsong Gulch) begins on Friday, September 22.

September 18, 2023
Player versus Player [with scheduled weekly maintenance]

Evoker

Disintegrate damage increased by 33% in PvP combat (was 20%).
Developers’ notes: Devastation’s killing power outside of cooldowns is lower than we’d like, so we’re increasing Disintegrate damage further to help Devastation in PvP. In future patches, we would like to further expand on this effort and move damage out of Dragonrage and into other areas.

Priest

Discipline

Penance healing is increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 15%).

Shaman

Elemental

Volcanic Surge now increases the damage of Lava Burst by 45% (was 55%) and Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning by 50% (was 35%).

Restoration

Riptide healing is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 10%).
Healing Stream Totem healing is now increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 20%).

Warlock

Affliction

Unstable Affliction’s backlash damage increased by 35%.

September 15, 2023
Dragon Racing

Adjusted Gold and Silver times for the Flashfrost Flyover Reverse Challenge race. These were inadvertently set too high.

Professions

Engineering

Engineers can now purchase Sprocket Containers from Hobart Grapplehammer in Legion Dalaran at a cost of 50 Leystone and 10 Felslate each.

Rewards

Fixed a bug that caused Zaqali Elders’ loot to drop at a lower item level than intended.

WoW Classic Era

[With Realm Restarts] Fixed a bug affecting bonus Honor awarded for Alterac Valley.
Completing “Fish in a Bucket” no longer rewards gold.

Developers’ notes: This change was originally made in patch 2.0.10 and works well in Classic Era/Hardcore, as the original quest provided an uncontested, single-faction, infinitely repeatable, low risk gold reward that does not comport with the nature of the rest of the game.

September 13, 2023
Player versus Player

Sarannis’ Mystic Sheen effectiveness reduced by 70% in PvP.

Secrets of Azeroth

On the secret day starting with “They Are Always Listening”, you should now get the quest “A Complete Inventory” from Fangli Hoot if you do not get it automatically by investigating all 6 notes.
Updated some of the quests to address issues where players could fail to receive a clue because secrets had been started on different characters.

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

Fixed an issue where certain hunter pets could be dismissed and attack nearby players.

September 12, 2023
Achievements

Fixed an issue that was preventing players from being properly granted the baseline Challenger, Rival, and Duelist

WoW Classic

Fixed a bug that prevented the NPC Tyrion from turning back into a quest-giver at the conclusion of the quest “The Attack!”
Hardcore Realms

The Coarse Dynamite thrown by civilian dwarf NPCs at Dun Modr should no longer cause players to become PvP flagged.
Developers’ notes: These specific NPCs had a very small chance to hit you and flag you, so it may as well be zero chance. Nonetheless, we do not intend to make changes to the general behavior of enemy faction guards in Hardcore. Players who wish to avoid being flagged for PvP should avoid enemy faction settlements and quests labeled “PvP” in the Quest Log.

September 8, 2023
Dragonriding

The Loamm Roamm Reverse Challenge silver medal should again be rewarded correctly.

Quests

Chromie now offers “No Limits”, a questline delving into Eternus’s past, without requiring the Dawn of the Infinites dungeon to be completed.
When “Stepping into the Shadows”, Maiev Shadowsong should no longer point at invisible Felflame Braziers.
Moraidormi now stops disappearing and Nozdormu will enter stealth more appropriately during the quest “Not Today, Fate.”
Demon Hunters who previously could not interact with the Control Console can now return to The Fel Hammer continue with their Order Hall campaign.
Tinkmaster Overspark is visible, and “The Legend of Mechagon” is once again available to players above level 60.

WoW Classic Era

For each player-character’s current Rank, weekly PvP contribution calculations now only award up to the amount of contribution points missing in progress towards the next Rank threshold.

Developers’ note: In higher ranks, players have been intentionally earning dishonorable kills to lower themselves below their current rank threshold in order to gain credit for an additional Rank, thereby allowing them to gain progress more quickly than a player who is just above that next Rank threshold. You now first earn up to the amount you’re missing from the Rank you start in. There should no longer be a benefit from lowering one’s rank via dishonorable kills to earn progress more quickly.

Fixed an issue that caused the Honor reward for Alterac Valley marks turn-in quests to be unintentionally doubled.

September 6, 2023
Classes

Evoker

Preservation

Rescue will no longer cause Verdant Embrace to be placed on cooldown if used while Flow State is active.

Items

The Whirring Chainblade now has its appropriate minimum level required.
Engineering

Fixed a bug that caused Chromatically Calibrated engineering goggles to require level 58 to transmogrify.

Quests

The Legend of Mechagon can now be properly completed by all characters.

WoW Classic Hardcore

The String of Ears buff earned for Mak’gora kills now persists through death.
Developers’ notes: This will allow the new Classic API to report the correct Mak’gora kill count for deceased characters.

September 5, 2023
Events

Secrets of Azeroth

Fixed an issue that was causing the quest “Using the Idol” to not show up after you completed “An Idol in Hand.”

Quests

Fixed an issue where credit was not being assigned correctly for the final objective in “Urgent Exfiltration.”

August 30, 2023
Events

The Kalimdor Cup will now end on September 4 (was August 28), to give players more time to experience the races.

Quests

Fixed an issue causing some players to be unable to see Merithra in the Ancient Bough to pick up the quest “Into the Azure” to begin the Azure Span storyline.

WoW Classic Hardcore

Fixed a bug that could prevent a player-character who died from being allowed to be deleted or transferred to another realm.
Brave Moonhorn will no longer attack passing Alliance players. He remains a friendly questgiver to the Horde and is now a neutral PvP target to Alliance players.

August 24, 2023

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Echo of Neltharion

Fixed an issue where Volcanic Heart can target players with Corruption.

Events

Kalimdor Cup

The Kalimdor Cup is now open to all players level 30 and above. NPCs have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind to start the quest and spend your winnings.

Time Rifts

Fixed an issue where The Lich King’s Remorseless Winter was targeting melee players too often.

Player versus Player

Fixed an issue that caused Precognition to trigger from interrupts reduced by a Paladin’s Concentration Aura.
Warlock

Demonology

Fixed an issue causing our recent changes to Demonbolt’s damage in PvP combat to be applied incorrectly.

August 22, 2023
Classes

Warlock

Fixed an issue that caused Haunted Soul to remain when untalented.

Dungeons

Creatures that detect stealth and invisibility are now immune to the effects of Mind Soothe.

Player versus Player

Solo Shuffle

Stormkeeper gained by the Elemental Shaman 2-piece set Runes of the Cinderwolf bonus now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.
The shared cooldown between Gladiator’s Medallion, Will To Survive, Stormform, Fireblood, and Will of the Forsaken now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.

August 21, 2023
Classes [With weekly realm maintenance]

Druid

Guardian

Absorb granted by Ursoc’s Fury reduced to 45% of damage dealt (was 50%).
Innate Resolve’s bonus to Frenzied Regeneration reduced to 120% (was 150%).

Demon Hunter

Havoc

Eye Beam is no longer interrupted by school lockout effects.

Vengeance

Fel Devastation is no longer interrupted by school lockout effects.

Druid

Fixed an issue where Sunfire and Moonfire were not updating quick enough after receiving a Mastery increase from an external source.

Mage

Fixed an issue that caused Mass Invisibility to cancel inconsistently, with no direct actions taken.
Developers’ notes: This change also adjusts the timing of when Mass Invisibility is removed from spell casts. Mass Invisibility now cancels when beginning a cast, instead of when it ends, which is consistent with other invisibility effects.
Fire

Flamestrike damage reduced by 6%.
Flame Patch damage reduced by 8%.
Incendiary Flames can now only proc once every 10 seconds (was 8 seconds).
Conflagration damage reduced by 10%.
Developers’ notes: Fire Mage damage in heavy AoE scenarios is still higher than we’re comfortable with. We intend these adjustments to further rein it in.

Monk

Mistweaver

Ancient Teachings now transfers 150% of damage done (was 135%). Does not apply in PvP combat.
Yu’lon’s Grace can now stack up to 15% of maximum health (was 10%) and stacks 3% per second (was 2%).
Chi Cocoon’s absorb is increased by 100%.
Enveloping Breath’s healing decreased by 12%.
Developers’ notes: We’re shifting more of Celestial Harmony’s throughput into Chi Cocoon, with the intent of keeping the talent’s power level similar in raid, and increased in dungeon content.

Paladin

Holy

All damage decreased by 10%.
Blessing of Summer now causes attacks to deal 20% additional damage as Holy (was 25%). Blessing of Summer remains at 30% in PvP c
Developers’ notes: Holy Paladin damage output has been higher than we would like, considering their toolkit as a whole.

Rogue

Assassination

All ability damage increased by 5%.
Auto-attack damage increased by 5%.

Warrior

Protection

Defensive Stance’s reduction to damage dealt reduced to 5% (was 10%).
Spell Reflection’s damage reduction increased to 25% (was 20%).
Vanguard’s increase to stamina increased to 35% (was 30%).

Dungeons and Raids [With weekly realm maintenance]

M+ Dungeons

Above keystone level 20, each additional keystone level will now increase enemy health and damage by 8% (was 10%).
Developers’ notes: We’ve recently made and are currently making a number of adjustments to specs that were particularly powerful in Mythic+, and while we feel these changes will have the desired effect, we’ve also heard concerns that it may now be much more difficult to complete very high keys and achieve ratings that were previously within reach. We think this is a fair concern, so we’re making a temporary adjustment to the scaling of key levels above 20 in the hope that it provides players some space to continue competing for Mythic+ rating before the end of Season 2.

Halls of Infusion

Glacial Proto-Dragon’s Deep Chill now damages affected players every 2 seconds (was every 1 seconds). This reduces the damage over time portion of the spell by 50%.

Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

Infinite Timereaver’s Stolen Time cooldown increased to 8 seconds (was 4 seconds).
Developers’ notes: We’ve heard feedback that certain dungeon creature abilities can feel oppressive for groups without access to Mass Dispel, and we’re hoping these abilities will now feel more manageable for those groups.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Echo of Neltharion

Neltharion’s health reduced by 5% on mythic difficulty.
Voice from Beyond’s health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
Ebon Destruction’s periodic damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
Shatter’s periodic damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
Fixed an issue where Neltharion may fail to apply Corruption on players during phase 2 of the encounter on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

Sarkareth’s berserk time increased 8 minutes (was 7:30) on Mythic difficulty.
Echoing Howl damage per tick reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
Empty Recollection health reduced by 17% on Mythic difficulty.
Blasting Scream cast time increased by 25%.
Scaling changes in Normal and Heroic difficulties:

Astral Flare duration increased to 33 seconds (was 30 seconds) for 10-player groups.
Oblivion damage per tick reduced by 10% for 10-player groups.
Void Surge damage per tick reduced by 20% for 10-player groups.
Astral Eruption damage reduced by 60% for 10-player groups.

Events

The Kalimdor Cup is now open to all players level 30 and above. NPCs have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind to start the quest and spend your winnings.

Items

The Neltharion’s Call to Dominance primary stat buff is now removed upon starting an encounter or Mythic+ dungeon.

Player versus Player [With weekly realm maintenance]

Death Knight

Necrotic Aura now increases magic damage taken by 4% (was 8%).
Frost

Dead of Winter now increases the cooldown of Remorseless Winter by 10 seconds (was 25 seconds).
Frost Fever damage increased by 30% in PvP c
Frost Strike now deals 75% increased damage in PvP combat (was 67%).
Remorseless Winter now deals 100% increased damage in PvP combat (was 80%).

Demon Hunter

Havoc

Chaos Strike/Annihilation damage is now increased by 10% in PvP combat.
Eye Beam damage is no longer increased in PvP combat (was increased by 16%).
Isolated Prey (Talent) no longer has reduced duration bonus for Chaos Nova in PvP combat (was reduced by 50%).
Soulrend (Talent) damage is now reduced by 8% in PvP combat (was reduced by 17%).
Essence Break (Talent) damage is now reduced by 10% in PvP combat (was reduced by 20%).
Essence Break (Talent) bonus damage for Chaos Strike and Blade Dance is now reduced by 19% in PvP combat (was reduced by 38%).

Druid

Balance

Moon and Stars now reduces interrupts and silences by 50% for 6 seconds (was 70% for 10 seconds).

Evoker

Augmentation

Verdant Embrace healing decreased by 25% in PvP combat.
Molten Blood is now 50% effective in PvP combat (was 70%).
Panacea healing decreased by 20% in PvP combat.
Ebon Might is now 80% effective on allies.
Ebon Might now increases the Augmentation’s damage by 30% in PvP combat (was 20%).
Prescience now grants 6% critical strike chance in PvP combat (was 3%).
Developers’ notes: The Augmentation Evoker ability to extend game length has been more effective than we would like, so we’re decreasing the effectiveness of some healing spells. Additionally, we’re shifting more of Ebon Might’s output into the Evoker themselves.

Hunter

Explosive Shot damage increased by 20% in PvP.
Beast Mastery

Kill Shot deals 10% increased damage in PvP (was 9% decreased).

Marksmanship

Master Marksman talent effectiveness in PvP increased to 12/25% (was 7/15%).
Rapid Fire damage is increased by 40% in PvP (was 25%).

Monk

Dampen Harm’s minimum damage reduction is now 25% in PvP combat (was 30%).

Priest

Discipline

Power Word: Shield is no longer reduced by 15% in PvP combat.
Aegis of Wrath increases Power Word: Shield by 20% (was 30%) and decays by 2% (was 3%) every second in PvP combat.
Developers’ notes: Aegis of Wrath was too impactful in PvP due to its ability to deal with burst damage, so we’re reducing Discipline’s reliance on the talent and baking in some of its power to Power Word: Shield baseline. This should encourage more build diversity and give Discipline a small bump up in PvP.

Shaman

Elemental

Lava Burst damage is now increased by 12% in PvP combat.
Lightning Bolt damage is now increased by 45% in PvP combat (was 31%).
Volcanic Surge now increases the damage of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning by 35% (was 25%) and increases the damage of Lava Burst by 55% (was 45%).
Skybreaker’s Fiery Demise now increases the critical strike chance of Flame Shock by 25% in PvP Combat (was 50%).
Fire Elemental now causes Flame Shock to deal damage 15% faster in PvP Combat (was 33%).
Developers’ notes: We’re adjusting some of Elemental’s damage away from Flame Shock and into instant damage spells to improve the spec’s finishing power, which has been lacking this season.

Enhancement

Ascendance’s immediate damage is reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
Windstrike now deals 25% additional damage in PvP combat (was 45%).
Stormstrike’s damage is increased by 60% in PvP combat (was 45%).
Ice Strike’s damage increased by 45% in PvP combat.
Developers’ notes: We’re evening out the rate at which Enhancement Shaman deals its damage, as it is more reliant on inconsistent procs than we would like.

Warlock

Corruption now deals 25% increased damage in PvP combat (was 10%).
Shadow Bolt now deals 60% increased damage in PvP combat (was 30%).
Affliction

Agony now deals 25% increased damage in PvP combat (was 10%).
Drain Soul now deals 15% increased damage in PvP combat.
Oblivion’s damage increased by 40%.

Demonology

Demonbolt’s damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.
Dreadbite damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.

Destruction

Chaos Bolt’s damage increased by 75% in PvP combat (was 60%).

Warrior

Avatar increases damage by 15% in PvP (was 20%).
Arms

Warbreaker and Colossus Smash increase damage taken by the target by 20% in PvP (was 30%).
Deep Wounds damage is no longer reduced in PvP combat (was 28% reduced).
Mortal Strike damage increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 10%).
Bladestorm damage increased by 70% in PvP combat (was 40%).
Fatal Mark may stack up to a maximum of 5 times in PvP combat (was 8 times).
Execute damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.

Fury

Onslaught damage is increased by 35% in PvP (was 15%).
Execute (Fury) damage is increased by 40% in PvP (was 25%).

Protection

Execute damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.

Professions

Cooking

Empty Kettle of Stone Soup and Hoard of Draconic Delicacies should now correctly transform into their completed feasts when enough ingredients have been contributed.

August 16, 2023
Events

Time Rifts

Rift Boss health now scales down to more appropriate amounts when confronted by fewer than 5 players.
The Lich King

Remorseless Winter and Defile damage reduced by 50%.
Remorseless Winter slow effect reduced by 40%.

Player versus Player

Solo Shuffle

Runes of the Cinderwolf 2-piece bonus now resets properly in-between Solo Shuffle rounds.
Stormkeeper gained by the Elemental Shaman 2-piece set Runes of the Cinderwolf bonus now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.
The shared cooldown between Gladiator’s Medallion, Will to Survive, Stormform, Fireblood, and Will of the Forsaken now resets properly in-between Solo Shuffle rounds.

Professions

Jewelcrafting

Fixed a bug that sometimes caused an extra Quality 3 Tiered Medallion Setting to be consumed when adding a socket.

August 10, 2023

Classes

Druid

Restoration

Fixed an issue that caused Lifebloom to be castable in Moonkin Form when talented into Undergrowth.
Fixed an issue that caused multiple stacks of Clearcasting to be consumed at once when talented into the Rampant Growth and Undergrowth and when talented into the Rampant Growth and Power of the Archdruid.

Mage

Frost

Fixed an issue that caused Ice Floes to be consumed by Flurry and Frost Bomb’s detonation.

Monk

Mistweaver

Fixed an issue that caused the Burst of Life talent to not function.

Paladin

Holy

Fixed an issue that caused Light of Dawn to consume both Divine Purpose and Shining Righteousness if active at the same time.

Dungeons and Raids

Brackenhide Hollow

Fixed an issue where Wilted Oak’s Stomp ability could stun pets.

Grimrail Depot

Nitrogg Thundertower

Fixed an issue where Blackrock Mortar could do excessive damage.

Neltharus

Chargath

Fixed an issue that would cause Chargath’s Dragon Strike to fail.
Chargath will no longer cast Fiery Focus if exceptionally fast players Fetter him before he would begin casting the ability.

Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

Emberon

Fixed an issue where Emberon’s abilities were immediately available to cast after Purging Flames, rather than having an initial cooldown time.

Mythic+

Fixed an issue where Priests in Spirit of Redemption form when a Mythic+ dungeon is completed would not be eligible to trade their Keystone, even if they met all other eligibility requirements.

Player versus Player

Mage

Arcane

Fixed an issue that caused Touch of the Magi to not benefit from the damage dealt by Ring of Fire.

Priest

Shadow

Fixed an issue causing this week’s Shadow Word: Pain damage adjustment to apply to PvP combat.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Shaman

Fixed an issue where Greater Fire Elemental was not casting Fire Nova on targets of a certain size.

August 7, 2023

Classes [With Weekly Maintenance]

Except where noted, all changes will be offset so that they do not apply to PvP.
Death Knight

Unholy

Epidemic damage increased by 8%.
Bursting Sores damage increased by 12%.

Druid

Guardian

Thrash damage reduced by 8%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
Raze damage reduced by 8%. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Evoker

Augmentation

Developers’ notes: Augmentation Evoker is adding a significant amount of damage to their party while also providing strong utility and survivability. For this week, we’d like to reduce some of the damage contributions from their buffs to help bring them more in line with other classes.
Breath of Eons accumulates 10% of damage done by allies with your Ebon Might (was 15%).
Fate Mirror’s chance to proc has been reduced to 10% (was 15%).

Hunter

Marksmanship

Multi-Shot damage increased 8%.
Explosive Shot damage increased 10%.
Trick Shots increases the damage of your next Aimed Shot or Rapid Fire by 70% (was 65%).

Mage

Fire

Flamestrike damage decreased by 10%.
Flame Patch damage decreased by 10%.
Conflagration damage decreased by 10%.
Meteor damage decreased by 10%.
Phoenix Flames damage decreased by 10%.
Living Bomb damage decreased by 10%.

Frost

Comet Storm damage decreased by 6%.
Blizzard damage decreased by 8%.
Frozen Orb damage decreased by 8%.

Paladin

Holy

All healing reduced by 5%.
Light’s Protection now reduces damage taken by 10% (was 16%).
Overflowing Light now creates an absorb shield for 30% of Glimmer of Light’s overhealing (was 50%).
Tyr’s Deliverance now increases healing taken from Holy Light, Flash of Light, and Holy Shock by 15% (was 25%).
Blessing of Summer now causes attacks to deal 25% additional damage as Holy (was 30%).
Fading Light now creates an absorb shield for 3% of the healing or damage done from Holy Power generators (was 10%).
Righteous Judgment now has a 30% chance to activate Consecration (was 50%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
Consecration damage reduced by 25%. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Retribution

Divine Storm damage increased by 8%.
Wake of Ashes damage increased 10%.
Consecration damage increased 12%.

Priest

Vampiric Embrace now heals a nearby ally for 40% of any single-target Shadow spell damage dealt (was 50%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
San’layn now reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace by 30 seconds (was 45 seconds). This change will also affect PvP combat.
Discipline

Developers’ notes: Discipline Priest is not performing as well as we’d like, so for this week we’re increasing their Atonement healing. In a future patch, we are working on redesigning some of their talent options and making tuning adjustments there as well.
Atonement heals for 40% of damage done (was 36%). This change will also affect PvP combat.

Holy

Rhapsody now stacks every 1 second (was 2 seconds) and causes Holy Nova to deal 20% increased damage per stack (was 10%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
Rhapsody now highlights Holy Nova while at 20 stacks. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Shadow

Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 20%.
Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 15%.
Shadowy Apparition damage reduced by 15%.
Healing from Vampiric Embrace is no longer reduced by 20% in PvP combat.

Rogue

Outlaw

All ability damage increased by 5%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
Auto attack damage increased by 5%. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Warrior

Ravager damage increased 8%.
Thunderous Roar damage increased 8%.
Fury

Improved Whirlwind increases your next single target abilities by 55% (was 50%).

Dragonriding

Fixed an issue where the Renewed Proto-Drake first granted to new accounts learning dragonriding didn’t appear to be usable after learning.

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

The Forgotten Experiments

Fixed an issue causing the periodic damage of Unstable Essence to not apply correctly.

Neltharus

Fixed an issue where Burning Chains could sometimes fail to damage enemies.
Fixed an issue where a single Burning Chain could sometimes damage enemies multiple times.
Magmatusk

Fixed an issue where Magmatusk could sometimes turn unexpectedly while casting Lava Spray.

Items

Fixed an issue where the Prophetic Stonescale was preventing death from any amount of lethal damage taken. It now only prevents death from damage less than or equal to the highest amount it can restore.
The drop rate of catch-up Splintered Sparks of Shadowflame has been greatly increased for PvP content.
Fixed an issue that caused catch-up Splintered Sparks of Shadowflame to not drop as often as intended from certain Rated PvP activities.

August 3, 2023

Classes

Death Knight

Death Knights’ Dark Simulacrum will no longer affect or be consumed by Evokers’ empower spells.

Evoker

Preservation

Fixed an issue where Flow State would not increase the cooldown recovery rate of Emerald Communion.

Dungeons and Raids

Fixed a bug that caused Castle Nathria to be offered in Raid Finder at level 70.

Pet Battles

Fixed an issue preventing players of the same faction from starting Pet Battle Duels.

Player versus Player

Death Knight

Fixed an issue that allowed Dark Simulacrum (PvP Talent) to be consumed by Evoker’s empower spells.

Trading Post

Fixed a bug that caused some frozen items to not be properly displayed as frozen.

User Interface and Accessibility

Fixed an issue that removed favorited Crafting Order recipes when logging out.

July 31, 2023

Events

Time Rifts

The Ragged Mantid Sword now has a chance to drop from any Klaxxi during a Time Rift event, rather than specifically blade wielding Klaxxi.

Items and Rewards

Fixed an issue preventing collectibles from being dropped by the Temporal Investi-gator.

Player versus Player [With Weekly Maintenance]

Death Knight

Frost

Fixed an issue that caused Pillar of Frost’s stacking Strength to not be properly reduced in PvP combat.
Frost Strike damage is now increased by 67% in PvP combat (was 45%).
Obliterate damage is now increased by 20% in PvP combat (was 15%).
Obliterate damage is now increased by 75% when Killing Machine is not active in PvP combat (was 60%).

Unholy

Developers’ notes: We have been monitoring our changes to Unholy this season and feel the damage they bring is slightly higher than our intent. The primary adjustment here is through Festermight which can cause high variance in burst at high stacks. This is consistent with our original goal of reducing burst and focusing the spec on sustained DPS in PvP.
Festermight is now 50% effective in PvP combat.
Festering Wound damage is now increased by 230% in PvP combat (was 250%).

Druid

Fixed a bug that made it possible to parry, block, or dodged Incapacitating Roar.
Restoration

Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Resin to not Silence targets when multiple heal over time effects were purged at once.

Monk

Windwalker

Rising Sun Kick damage reduced by 9% in PvP combat.

Warrior

Fury

Rampage deals 30% increased damage in PvP combat (was 15%).

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed a bug allowing Divine Shield, Divine Protection, Hand of Protection, or Lay on Hands to be cast while Avenging Wrath was still active.

JULY 28, 2023

Achievements

Embers of Neltharion should now properly display all required criteria.

Classes

Hunter

Beast Mastery and Survival

Fixed an issue where Ebon Might from an Augmentation Evoker did not properly increase the damage of Kill Command.

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Improved the visibility on Whisper in the Dark’s Umbral Torrent to better match its area of effect.
Echo of Neltharion

The Normal and Heroic difficulty encounter should no longer respawn if players have previously cleared the encounter and skip defeating Magmorax.

Dawn of the Infinite

Fixed an issue that could cause some enemies’ damage and heal absorb effects to be much weaker than intended.

Developers’ note: An issue was recently introduced that caused certain absorb effects in Dawn of the Infinite to be weaker than expected. This change restores these values to roughly what they were just before the patch. We don’t anticipate any significant issues with dungeon difficulty as a result, but we’ll keep a close eye on it.

July 27, 2023

Classes

Evoker

Augmentation

Oppressing Roar no longer increases the duration of Breath of Eons while talented into Perilous Fate.

Dungeons and Raids

Neltharus

Burning Chains no longer affect creatures outside of the Smoldering Barracks.

Professions

Blacksmithing

Fixed an issue where the Shadowed Impact Buckler had a higher crafting difficulty than intended.

Quests

The turn-in for “Hochenblume Harvest” should now only take the expected 5 Hochenblume.

July 26, 2023

Dungeons and Raids

Dawn of the Infinite

Fixed an issue where where players protected by Cloak of Shadows or Aspect of the Turtle could still be hit by Displacement and expelled from the Bronze Temple.

Neltharus

Resolved an issue that would sometimes cause Chargath to take no actions after casting Fiery Focus.
Fixed a bug that allowed Qalashi Warden’s Volcanic Guard to sometimes change direction.

Player versus Player

Items

Paracausal Fragment of Doomhammer damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
Paracausal Fragment of Shalamayne damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
Paracausal Fragment of Frostmourne Pillar of Frost damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.

Death Knight

Resolved an issue causing Festermight to not gain its full benefit when bursting Festering Wounds with Doomburst talented.
Resolved an issue causing Death Coils from Improved Death Coil to not burst Festering Wounds on secondary targets with Doomburst talented.

Toys

After completing the Daycare Derby achievement, players can take the toy reward from their mail and use it to add to their toy box as expected.

July 24, 2023

Classes [With weekly maintenance in each region]

Death Knight

Blood

All ability damage increased by 10%.

Druid

Guardian

Ursoc’s Fury absorb shield reduced to 50% of damage dealt by Thrash and Maul (was 60%).

Evoker

Augmentation
Developers’ notes: Augmentation is overperforming in dungeons and is doing less direct damage than intended relative to the power of their buffing effects. These adjustments will increase their personal damage in all situations and moderately reduce the effectiveness of their buffs in dungeon content.

Close as Clutchmates now causes Ebon Might and Breath of Eons to be 20% more effective when not in a raid (was 40%).
Fixed a bug where Close as Clutchmates would not increase the Evoker’s damage done via Ebon Might for periodic effects such as Fire Breath.
Ebon Might now increases the Evoker’s damage done by 20% (was 10%).
Eruption damage increased by 40%.
Fate Mirror’s chance to occur reduced to 15% (was 20%).
Aspects’ Favor amplifies Black Attunement to 7%/10% maximum health (was 10%/16%).
The Advanced Combat Log now more accurately attributes support events for Pet/Guardian/Summons damage, accumulator, delayed damage effects (e.g. Execution Sentence, Ignite), and damage against armored targets.

Hunter

Beast Mastery

Barbed Shot damage increased by 15%.
Cobra Shot damage increased by 15%.
Kill Shot damage increased by 15%.

Marksmanship

Trick Shot, Aimed Shot, and Rapid Fire ricochets now deal 65% of their normal damage (was 55%).

Survival

Mongoose Bite damage increased by 5%.
Raptor Strike damage increased by 5%.
Flanking Strike damage increased by 10%.
Kill Command damage increased by 10%.

Monk

Brewmaster

Damage of Spinning Crane Kick reduced by 20%.
Damage of Keg Smash reduced by 5%.

Windwalker

Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 10%.
Fists of Fury damage increased by 10%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%.
Tiger Palm damage increased by 15%.

Paladin

Protection

All ability damage increased by 8%

Priest

Discipline

Luminous Barrier absorption increased by 30%.

Shadow

Psychic Link now causes direct damage spells to inflict 15% of their damage on all targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards (was 25%).
Void Spike damage to enemies within 10 yards of the target reduced by 30%.
Devouring Plague damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Blast damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Void Bolt damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Flay damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Flay: Insanity damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Spike damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Spike: Insanity damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Shadow Word: Death damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Prayer of Mending now costs 10% of base mana (was 4%).
Power Word: Life now costs 10% of base mana (was 4%).
Renew now costs 8% of base mana (was 4%).

Shaman

Elemental and Enhancement

Fixed an issue where Primordial Wave would not cause Lightning Bolt or Lava Burst to cleave to targets affected by crowd control.

Enhancement

Healing Surge now costs 8% of base mana (was 10%).

Restoration

All healing increased by 5%.
The range of Restorative Mists heals from Ascendance is now 40 yards (was 20 yards). The initial burst healing from Ascendance remains at 20 yards.

Warrior

Protection

All ability damage increased by 7%.

Dungeons and Raids

Fixed an issue where players’ keystones could fail to upgrade by +3 when completing Neltharus with at least 40% left on the timer.
Algeth’ar Academy

Fixed an issue where Vexamus could sometimes turn unexpectedly while casting Arcane Expulsion.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Scalecommander Sarkareth

Increased the sound effect of being near Mind Fragments while a player is in the Emptiness Between Stars.

Events

Time Rifts

Resolved some visual issues in the sky during Time Rifts.

Player versus Player [With weekly maintenance in each region]

Fixed an issue allowing Turnip Punching Bag to be usable in battlegrounds.
Druid

Balance

New Moon, Half Moon, Full Moon no longer deal increased damage in PvP (was 20%).
Owlkin Adept (PvP Talent) now reduces cast time by 10% (was 15%).
High Winds (PvP Talent) now reduces the targets healing and damage by 15% for 3 seconds (was 30% for 6 seconds).
Umbral Embrace now increases damage of Wrath or Starfire by 15% in PvP (was 20%).
Eclipse (Solar) gained from Celestial Alignment and Incarnation: Chosen of Elune increases Nature damage dealt in PvP by 10% (was 15%).
Eclipse (Lunar) gained from Celestial Alignment and Incarnation: Chosen of Elune increases Arcane damage dealt in PvP by 10% (was 15%).
Balance of All Things grants 50% reduced Critical Strike chance in PvP.

Evoker

Augmentation

Ebon Might’s increase to the Evoker’s damage is no longer 40% more effective in PvP Combat.
Eruption damage is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 50%).
Upheaval damage is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 15%)
The damage bonus from Tectonic Locus is now reduced by 70% in PvP Combat.
All healing done is now reduced by 10% in PvP Combat.
Dream Projection healing is now reduced by 25% in PvP Combat.
The absorption effect from Molten Blood is now reduced by 30% in PvP Combat.
Born in Flame now lasts 3 seconds (was 6 seconds).
Burnout from Born in Flame is no longer dispellable.
Fate Mirror now triggers 67% more often in PvP combat.

Devastation

Fire Breath’s damage over time damage increased by 20% in PvP combat (was reduced by 10%).

Mage

Master Shepherd increases Versatility by 12% (was 6%).
Arcane
Developers’ notes: The high-end burst damage of Arcane Mage was reduced with the release of Fractures in Time, so we’re increasing the damage of Arcanosphere, as we’d like it to be a more threatening piece of Arcane’s toolkit. We’re also increasing the baseline damage of a few rotational spells, as Arcane’s overall damage has been lower than we would like, and Nether Tempest has not felt like a competitive spell in PvP.

Arcanosphere damage increased by 25%.
Arcane Missiles damage increased by 12% in PvP Combat (was 5%).
Arcane Orb damage increased by 30% in PvP Combat.
Nether Tempest damage increased by 150% in PvP Combat.

Fire
Developers’ notes: We’re offsetting a few recent damage reduction adjustments and greatly increasing the damage of Living Bomb, with the goal of making it a viable talent option in PvP.

Pyroblast damage increased by 18% in PvP Combat (was 12%).
Fire Blast damage reduced by 3% in PvP Combat (was 8%).
Phoenix Flames damage increased by 22% in PvP Combat (was 16%).
Living Bomb damage increased by 300% in PvP Combat.

Frost
Developers’ notes: We would like Ray of Frost to remain a threatening cast, but still feel it’s slightly more lethal than we’d like. Frostbolt’s damage has fallen behind other options, so we’re increasing its damage to reward casting. Snowdrift’s activation has felt a little too difficult for the amount of risk involved, so we’re reducing the time to trigger the stun effect.

Cryopathy is now 50% effective in PvP Combat (was 60%).
Frostbolt damage increased by 150% in PvP Combat (was 100%).
Snowdrift now has a 2 second activation time (was 3 seconds).

Priest

Angel’s Mercy’s cooldown reduction is now 25% effective in PvP Combat.
Discipline

Penance damage and healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.

Shadow

Mind Trauma now steals 2% haste (was 4%) and stacks up to 9 times (was 6).
From Darkness Comes Light now stacks up to 25 times in PvP Combat (was 50).

Monk

Yu’lon’s Grace effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
Windwalker
Developers’ notes: Windwalker Monk’s damage profile is more bursty than we would like, so we are moving more of its damage into base rotational spells.

Rising Star critical strike damage bonus is now 50% effective in PvP Combat.
Serenity now increases damage and healing by 10% in PvP Combat (was 15%).
Whirling Dragon Punch damage is now increased by 120% in PvP Combat (was 80%).

Shaman

Elemental
Developers’ notes: We feel the backlash damage from Flame Shock has not been sufficiently high as to make the decision to dispel it compelling.

Control of Lava damage increased by 40%.
When gaining the Ascendance effect, Lava Burst will no longer automatically be cast on a player target affected by crowd control that breaks from damage.

Enhancement
Developers’ notes: We feel the backlash damage from Flame Shock has not been sufficiently high as to make the decision to dispel it compelling.

Control of Lava damage increased by 40%.

Restoration

Now regenerates 700 mana per second at max level in PvP Combat (was 800).

Warlock

Abyss Walker is now 100% more effective in PvP combat.
Impish Instincts now reduces the cooldown of Demonic Circle by 3 seconds when triggered (was 2 seconds).
Affliction

Haunt now deals 230% increased damage in PvP combat.

Warrior

Slam damage is now increased by 85% in PvP Combat (was 48%).
Arms
Developers’ notes: We’re increasing the damage of Bladestorm baseline and removing some power from the Unhinged talent, as its damage could be unpredictable for both the Warrior and their enemies. We’re also increasing the damage of Overpower to increase Arm Warrior’s consistent pressure.

Overpower damage is now increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 20%).
Bladestorm damage increased by 40% in PvP Combat.
Mortal Strike damage increased by 10% in PvP Combat.
Mortal Strikes from the Unhinged talent are now cast at 60% effectiveness.

Fury
Developers’ notes: We’re increasing the damage of a few Fury Warrior spells we feel are not impactful enough in PvP.

Execute damage is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 10%).
Onslaught damage increased by 15% in PvP Combat.
Ravager damage increased by 30% in PvP Combat.

Quests

Fixed an issue that could cause a player in the New Player Experience to become permanently, unintentionally unable to resume the tutorials.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed some issues around the general interactions of Death Knight’s Desecration with its targets.

JULY 20, 2023
Classes

Paladin

Protection

Fixed an issue with Tirion’s Devotion causing free Word of Glory casts to grant excessive cooldown reduction.

Customizations

Fixed a bug that could prevent players from being able to change the customization state of their Renewed Proto Drake.

Events

Iskaara Community Feast

Vendors Hanu and Tikukk should now display their vendor windows to players on associated tasks, even if the players have bought all renown items from them.
Patchu should no longer hide his gossip option to purchase feast items from players that are in the middle of certain pet training questlines.

Time Rifts

Resolved some visual errors with the Time Rifts skybox.

Items

Secrets of Naxxramas

Scourgestone acquisition can no longer be toggled off. Players who are in this state will resume receiving Scourgestones.

Developers’ notes: This toggle was added to help alleviate inventory space by players who did not want to engage with the system. However, it was extremely easy to toggle this off without realizing it. We may reintroduce it at a later time.

Professions

Alchemy

Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage’s Overwhelming Rage damage will no longer pierce through immunities.

World

Fixed a bug that caused phasing issues in Dazar’alor.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where certain spells were not removing the effects of Piercing Shots, Ignite, or Deep Wounds from a target.

JULY 19, 2023

Achievements

The Draconically Superior and Draconically Epic achievements should now only be granted to players who earned them.

Classes

Evoker

Augmentation

Fixed an issue causing Time Skip’s animation to occasionally freeze.
Fixed an issue that allowed Prescience to be able to be cast on pets and guardians.

Mage

Arcane

Fixed an issue that caused Concentrated Power to make the echoed Arcane Explosion deal more damage than intended.

Paladin

Fixed an issue causing Divine Toll to hit an incorrect number of targets.
Protection

Fixed an issue causing Shining Light to fail to be consumed by a Word of Glory cast when Divine Purpose was also active.

Dungeons and Raids

Dawn of the Infinite

Resolved an issue that caused Chrono-Lord Deios and Chromie to not speak their voice over lines when Deios cast Infinite Corruption.
Resolved an audio issue that caused Chrono-Lord Deios to not use positional-audio for his voice over lines.
Resolved an issue that caused Chrono-Lord Deios to interrupt his phase 2 start and phase 2 end lines with ability cast lines.
Resolved an audio issue that caused Iridikron’s relic to make sounds during the Chrono-Lord Deios encounter.

Events

Little Scales Daycare

Fixed an issue where certain quests were repeatable, rather than daily, as intended.

Secrets of Naxxramas

Developers’ note: We’ve seen feedback that the rewards from Dented Raider tokens are often underwhelming, and agree that there is room for improvement. We hope that these changes help mitigate some of the frustration experienced by heavily engaged players committed to acquiring their Tier 3 sets, but we’d like to emphasize that these items are still intended to be quite rare.
Fixed an issue that prevented Rare items dropping from Dented Raider tokens.
The drop rates for Phylacterweave and Lamented Crusader items have been slightly increased.

Time Rifts

Fixed an issue where the “Book of Kel’Thuzad” could be seen wandering around Tyrhold Reservoir outside of the Time Rifts event
The Field Despair Magnet effect is now removed when leaving a Time Rift event.
When the stage “Into the Rift!” begins, players should no longer be carrying timey-whimey objects they picked up from alternate timeways.
Frozen Croc-Bait now correctly despawns when Time Rift portals open to alternate timelines.
To ease some performance issues in Time Rifts, the maximum target number of players in Thaldraszus has been lowered, particularly while the Time Rift event is active.

Developers’ note: We continue to keep a very close eye on this.

Items

Fixed an issue that caused some belts to go missing when worn by Mechagnomes.

JULY 18, 2023
Classes

Druid

Balance

Fixed a bug that could cause Shooting Stars to hit enemies not affected by Moonfire or Sunfire.

Evoker

Augmentation

Spatial Paradox now increases the range of melee spells for Paladins, Monks, and Druids. It now also increases the radius of Ancient Teachings and Stampeding Roar while it is active.
A single player may now only benefit from a maximum of 4 each of the Ebon Might, Prescience, and Shifting Sands effects.
Breath of Eons can no longer proc the Fate Mirror effect.

Mage [With weekly restarts]

Developers’ notes: Mage AoE damage is generally trending a little higher than we’re comfortable with after the most recent update. We’re planning to make a few targeted adjustments to Mage AoE spells to bring them down to a more reasonable level. In addition to the AoE adjustments, Fire will be seeing some additional tuning, as Fire single-target damage is also trending higher than intended.
Arcane

Arcane Barrage damage increased by 3%.
Resonance increases the damage per target hit by Arcane Barrage by 10% (was 12%).
Arcane Explosion damage reduced by 6%.
Arcane Orb damage reduced by 8%.

Fire

Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.
Flamestrike damage reduced by 6% and now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Flame Patch damage reduced by 6% and now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Sun King’s Blessing causes your next Pyroblast or Flamestrike to deal 260% increased damage (was 275%).

Frost

Frozen Orb damage reduced by 5%.
Blizzard damage reduced by 4%.
Comet Storm damage reduced by 5%.
Subzero damage to rooted and frozen targets reduced to 5/10%.

Paladin [With weekly restarts]

Developers’ notes: Holy Paladin is overperforming in all content in Fractures of Time. We are targeting a global decrease of healing and damage as we are not looking to change preferred playstyles, but Tyr’s Deliverance will also be receiving additional adjustments as this talent in particular has been more effective than we would like.
Holy

All healing decreased by 8%.
All damage decreased by 12%.
Tyr’s Deliverance healing decreased by 15%.

Shaman

Fixed an issue where area-of-effect damaging spells and abilities were not properly converting damage to healing while under the effects of Ancestral Guidance.

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Rashok, the Elder [With weekly restarts]

Searing Slam base damage reduced by 6.5% in Mythic difficulty.
Overcharged damage reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
Conduit Flare damage reduced by 12% in Mythic difficulty.
Fixed an issue where killing Conduit Guardians near Rashok can cause him to not gain energy.

Dawn of the Infinite

Iridikron

Fixed an issue where Iridikron would sometimes run out of melee range during Stonecracker Barrage.

Items

Echoing Tyrstone’s functionality has been updated to split heal targets in its range and deal increased healing based on how many targets received it (was a heal to all nearby allies for a flat amount). The amount of healing that can be recorded is increased by 70%.
Echoing Tyrstone no longer targets pets.

Developers’ notes: We’ve made this change as we’ve seen this trinket performing strongly in raids to the point of competing with major class cooldowns, but its performance overall is varied based largely on how many people are with the healer. We’re hoping that this change to its functionality will help stabilize its performance in both dungeons and raids so that it doesn’t under, or over perform as much as it currently does.

Fixed a bug causing Quantum transmog items to reward Dracthyr cloth transmog instead of mail.

Player versus Player

Resolved an issue that could prevent the Farm base status icon status from updating correctly in Deepwind Gorge.
Hunter

Intimidation’s cooldown will no longer be consumed when attempting to stun a Subtlety Rogue during Shadowy Duel.
Aspect of the Turtle will now protect Hunters from a Monk’s Ring of Peace knockback.

Paladin [With weekly restarts]

Developers’ notes: Holy Paladins’ mana pools have been more plentiful than we would like in PvP. We’re targeting their base Mana regeneration to encourage player engagement with the variety of mana talents available.
Holy

Holy Paladins now regenerate 55% less Mana in PvP combat (was 25%).
Fixed a bug that caused Greater Judgment to not be affected by Dampening.

Professions

Engineering

Nixx Sprocketspring is now less persistent about training Goblin Engineering schematics when trying to progress the quest “Short Circuit”.

Quests

Fixed an issue where weapons were not properly hiding while racing as a whelp during “Zhoomsa.”

Time Rifts

[With weekly restarts] Weekly Time Rifts quests will now award account-bound items that provide Paracausal Flakes and reputation with Soridormi (was directly awarded).
Time Rift weekly quests no longer grant a Drake’s Shadowflame Crest Fragment. Each player-character can now earn 10 Drake’s Shadowflame Crest Fragments by defeating their first Fractured Causality each week.
Weekly Time Rifts quests will now award account-bound items that provide Paracausal Flakes and reputation with Soridormi instead of awarding those directly.
Shi Everbreeze in Tyrhold Reservoir now sells a Paracausal Crate, allowing players to send Paracausal Flakes between characters.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Thunderfin, Humid Blade of the Tideseeker’s effect does not trigger on melee abilities.

Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Azzinoth’s effect would attack enemies you are not yet in combat with.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Frostmourne’s passive effect would break stealth.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Frostmourne would not activate the healer transformation on use when used by a healer.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Sulfuras’ AOE damage effect would not trigger from ranged abilities.
Soridormi should now display her friendship faction on her gossip pane.
Resolved an issue where the map marker for Time Rifts would occasionally display the incorrect invading groups during the 5 minutes prior to the event beginning.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Titan Rune Dungeons – Protocol Alpha and Beta

Azure Ring Captains will no longer proc mirror images.
Mage-Lord Urom will no longer have mirror images proc when Empowered Arcane Explosion is cast.

July 14, 2023

Classes

Druid

Guardian

Fixed an issue preventing Ursoc’s Fury from benefiting from Flashing Claws’ Thrash casts.

Evoker

Augmentation

Upheaval will no longer cast if your target leaves your line of sight.
Upheaval will no longer go on cooldown and fail to deal damage if you are crowd controlled at the same time as completing your empower cast.
Adjusted Fate Mirror’s visual to be less overwhelming when many instances of damage occur in a short period of time.

Preservation

Fixed an issue where Temporal Anomaly’s absorption cap could be miscalculated when shielding multiple allies at once.

Paladin

Holy

Fixed an issue where Daybreak may cause enemy targets to incorrectly change their target or facing when used.

Priest

Holy

Fixed an issue causing Empyreal Blaze to be usable while silenced.
Epiphany should now correctly trigger from Holy Word: Chastise.
Updated Epiphany to trigger more consistently.

Shaman

Restoration

Fixed an issue causing Downpour to cost more mana than intended.

Dungeons and Raids

Dawn of the Infinite

Fixed an issue that caused Temporal Deviations to ignore combat when respawning during the Twisted Timeways, prior to Time-Lost Battlefield and Morchie.
Fixed an issue with the Infinite Slayer’s animations during Infinite Fury and Bronze Exhalation.
Fixed an issue where Timeline Marauder’s Infinite Schism visual effect could fail to appear on certain environmental terrains.
Increased the engagement distance of Timeline Mauraders.
Manifested Timeways

Fixed an issue that could cause Manifested Timeways to attack players during the initial conversation between Manifested Timeways, Chromie, and Nozdormu.

Time-Lost Battlefield

Fixed an issue where Kaboom! cast by Dwarven Bombers and Goblin Sappers could fail to inflict damage if the explosions were rapidly cast.
Fixed an issue where the Alliance Destroyer and Horde Destroyer could fire Volatile Mortar outside of the encounter arena.
Fixed an issue that can cause players to experience line of sight failures in the encounter arena after defeating the encounter.

Chrono-Lord Deios

Fixed an issue where the final group of enemies before the boss encounter could be attacked while performing their intro conversation.
Fixed an issue that could cause a single Infinity Orb to be created when casting Infinity Orb.
Fixed an issue that could cause a Proto-Aspect Dragon to become stuck on the terrain.
Fixed an issue that caused Infinite Keeper’s Infinite Blast to appear as interruptible in the Chrono-Lord Deios Adventure Guide.

Events

Secrets of Naxxramas

Eyes of Naxxramas should now correctly drop Ward of Naxxramas for eligible players while in a group. Remember to equip your Argent Dawn Commission!

Time Rifts

Enemies now spawn in 1.5-2.5 seconds (was 2-4 seconds).
All Black Empire areas now spawn more enemies.
All northern spawn locations now spawn least one Elite enemy.
The following enemies are now Elite and grant 5 Temporal Essence:

Walking Nightmare
Klaxxi Monstrosity
Great Glorious Alliance Lieutenant
Blood Horde Reaver
Murloc Gillbeater
High Keeper Orendi
Timestream Anomaly

Added additional jetpacks and increased their size in the Warlands Time Rift scenario.
Plagued Grain, Stinky Crate of Fish, Stinky Barrel of Fish, and Stinky Pile of Fish no longer make your character walk wobbly.
Fixed an issue where players not on the Time Rift objective “Freezer Born” could ride the Rotting Colossus.
Fixed an issue where the Temporal Essence count could reset a few seconds after the event starts.

Items and Rewards

All gear granted from Gear Update and Boosts has had its item level increased by 13. This change is retroactive, so if you Boosted or Gear Updated in the past, your gear will update to the new item level automatically.

Player versus Player

Evoker

Dreamwalker’s Embrace snare effect should now properly be removed by spells like Blessing of Freedom.

Priest

Holy

Fixed an issue causing Spirit of the Redeemer to be usable while silenced.
Silence effects are no longer applied to the Priest while in Spirit of Redemption.

July 13, 2023

Classes

Druid

Guardian

Fixed an issue causing Rage of the Sleeper to grant crowd control immunity.

Evoker

Fixed an issue causing Ancient Flame to not be properly consumed in some cases.
Augmentation

Fixed an issue causing Breath of Eons’ final damage to benefit from critical damage modifiers.
Fixed an issue causing some damaging abilities from other classes to not contribute to Breath of Eons’ damage as intended.
Time Skip and Spatial Paradox now correctly have their cooldowns reset when an encounter ends.
Chrono Ward’s absorption cap will now function properly when dealing damage to multiple enemy targets with Temporal Wounds.
Motes of Possibility will now reduce the cooldown of Avatar for all Warrior specializations, instead of Shield Wall, Recklessness, and Colossus Smash.
Fixed an issue causing back-to-back Eruption casts to not benefit from Ignition Rush if Hoarded Power procs occur.

Warlock

Fixed an issue where Demon Skin was not correctly increasing Soul Leech’s absorption amount.
Fixed an issue where Drain Life would not target enemies affected by Soul Rot via Soul Swap.
Fixed an issue where Haunt would apply Shadow Embrace.
Fixed an issue where Neltharion’s Call to Dominance trinket could fail to trigger or consume stacks for Warlocks in certain situations.

Dungeons and Raids

Resolved an issue where players were unable to queue for Shadowlands raids at max level from Ta-elfar in Oribos.

Dawn of the Infinite

Addressed an issue causing Iridikron’s finale sequence to sometimes fail to trigger.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Magmorax

Addressed an issue preventing Preservation Evokers’ Cycle of Life from working properly during the Magmorax encounter.

Events

Time Rifts

Usable Horde and Alliance guns will now remove shapeshifts.
The ability “Waste Cannonball” deals less damage, and should no longer deal damage to friendly units.
Fixed an error caused by aiming the Great Glorious Alliance Cannon too high in the air.
Increased spawn counts and respawn rates for Drifting Watchers, required for the task “Keep the Skies Clear”.
Fixed an issue causing some Time Rifts bosses to occasionally evade.
Increased spawn counts and respawn rates for Void Prisons.
The Great Glorious Alliance creature “Blessed Inquisitor” now has abilities once its shield is popped.
Wan’she Skystrider, contrary to her name, now obeys gravity.

Player versus Player

Evoker

Augmentation

Class set bonuses from Vault of Incarnates and Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible are now appropriately reduced by 50% in PvP combat.

Quests

Removed an unnecessary Dragonflight campaign header, so that the 9 available chapters are properly displayed.
Fixed a bug preventing the Dragonflight campaign header from hiding itself once the chapters are all completed.
Fixed an issue that was causing some players to be unable to unlock the Zandalari Troll Allied race on “A Royal Occasion”.
Secrets of Naxxramas

Invader’s Scourgestones can now be exchanged prior to unlocking Corruptor’s Scourgestones at Light’s Hope Chapel.
Many Corruptor’s Scourgestones and Many Invader’s Scourgestones should now correctly award reputation with the Argent Dawn.
Invader’s Scourgestones, Corruptor’s Scourgestones, and Argent Dawn Valor Tokens are now all Bind on Account (was Bind on Pickup).
The Hand of Naxxramas will no longer obliterate itself if it successfully escapes.
Ward of Naxxramas from the Eyes of Naxxramas should now correctly drop for eligible players while in a group. Remember to equip your Argent Dawn Commission!

World

Resolved an issue where players riding a Druid player entering the travel portals in Dawn of the Infinite would become stuck until logging out.

JULY 12, 2023

Classes

Death Knight

Resolved an issue causing Army of the Dead to summon fewer ghouls than intended in non-PvP combat.

Druid

The Rising Light, Falling Night talent now correctly increases the damage or healing of periodic effects during the daytime.

Evoker

Range indicator and raid frames should again match after logging into an Evoker and then into a different ranged class.

Paladin

Holy

Holy Prism can no longer radiate to nearby enemies that are in breakable crowd control or not in combat with you.

Retribution

Resolved an issue that could cause Heartfire Sentinel’s Authority to consume two charges of Hammer of Wrath when cast.

Player versus Player

Resolved an issue that could prevent players from earning the Elite appearance when changing PvP tiers.

Quests

Fixed an issue preventing Lord Banehollow from respawning properly “When Revenge Burns Green”.

User Interface

Fixed a bug causing the ‘Delete Character’ button to select a different character than intended.
Fixed a bug causing displayed health to not update and match actual health values.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue with Deep Wounds, Ignite, and Piercing Shots and their interactions when on a target that has been Cycloned.
Warlock

Fixed an issue where Demonic Knowledge was not properly updating its effectiveness when the active demon’s stamina or intellect was changed.

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#7 – July 18, 2023, 2:50 p.m.
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JULY 18, 2023
Classes

Druid

Balance

Fixed a bug that could cause Shooting Stars to hit enemies not affected by Moonfire or Sunfire.

Evoker

Augmentation

Spatial Paradox now increases the range of melee spells for Paladins, Monks, and Druids. It now also increases the radius of Ancient Teachings and Stampeding Roar while it is active.
A single player may now only benefit from a maximum of 4 each of the Ebon Might, Prescience, and Shifting Sands effects.
Breath of Eons can no longer proc the Fate Mirror effect.

Mage [With weekly restarts]

Developers’ notes: Mage AoE damage is generally trending a little higher than we’re comfortable with after the most recent update. We’re planning to make a few targeted adjustments to Mage AoE spells to bring them down to a more reasonable level. In addition to the AoE adjustments, Fire will be seeing some additional tuning, as Fire single-target damage is also trending higher than intended.

Arcane

Arcane Barrage damage increased by 3%.
Resonance increases the damage per target hit by Arcane Barrage by 10% (was 12%).
Arcane Explosion damage reduced by 6%.
Arcane Orb damage reduced by 8%.

Fire

Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.
Flamestrike damage reduced by 6% and now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Flame Patch damage reduced by 6% and now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
Sun King’s Blessing causes your next Pyroblast or Flamestrike to deal 260% increased damage (was 275%).

Frost

Frozen Orb damage reduced by 5%.
Blizzard damage reduced by 4%.
Comet Storm damage reduced by 5%.
Subzero damage to rooted and frozen targets reduced to 5/10%.

Paladin [With weekly restarts]

Developers’ notes: Holy Paladin is overperforming in all content in Fractures of Time. We are targeting a global decrease of healing and damage as we are not looking to change preferred playstyles, but Tyr’s Deliverance will also be receiving additional adjustments as this talent in particular has been more effective than we would like.

Holy

All healing decreased by 8%.
All damage decreased by 12%.
Tyr’s Deliverance healing decreased by 15%.

Shaman

Fixed an issue where area-of-effect damaging spells and abilities were not properly converting damage to healing while under the effects of Ancestral Guidance.

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Rashok, the Elder [With weekly restarts]

Searing Slam base damage reduced by 6.5% in Mythic difficulty.
Overcharged damage reduced by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
Conduit Flare damage reduced by 12% in Mythic difficulty.
Fixed an issue where killing Conduit Guardians near Rashok can cause him to not gain energy.

Dawn of the Infinite

Iridikron

Fixed an issue where Iridikron would sometimes run out of melee range during Stonecracker Barrage.

Items

Echoing Tyrstone’s functionality has been updated to split heal targets in its range and deal increased healing based on how many targets received it (was a heal to all nearby allies for a flat amount). The amount of healing that can be recorded is increased by 70%.
Echoing Tyrstone no longer targets pets.

Developers’ notes: We’ve made this change as we’ve seen this trinket performing strongly in raids to the point of competing with major class cooldowns, but its performance overall is varied based largely on how many people are with the healer. We’re hoping that this change to its functionality will help stabilize its performance in both dungeons and raids so that it doesn’t under, or over perform as much as it currently does.

Fixed a bug causing Quantum transmog items to reward Dracthyr cloth transmog instead of mail.

Player versus Player

Resolved an issue that could prevent the Farm base status icon status from updating correctly in Deepwind Gorge.

Hunter

Intimidation’s cooldown will no longer be consumed when attempting to stun a Subtlety Rogue during Shadowy Duel.
Aspect of the Turtle will now protect Hunters from a Monk’s Ring of Peace knockback.

Paladin [With weekly restarts]

Developers’ notes: Holy Paladins’ mana pools have been more plentiful than we would like in PvP. We’re targeting their base Mana regeneration to encourage player engagement with the variety of mana talents available.

Holy

Holy Paladins now regenerate 55% less Mana in PvP combat (was 25%).
Fixed a bug that caused Greater Judgment to not be affected by Dampening.

Professions

Engineering

Nixx Sprocketspring is now less persistent about training Goblin Engineering schematics when trying to progress the quest “Short Circuit”.

Quests

Fixed an issue where weapons were not properly hiding while racing as a whelp during “Zhoomsa.”

Time Rifts

[With weekly restarts] Weekly Time Rifts quests will now award account-bound items that provide Paracausal Flakes and reputation with Soridormi (was directly awarded).
Time Rift weekly quests no longer grant a Drake’s Shadowflame Crest Fragment. Each player-character can now earn 10 Drake’s Shadowflame Crest Fragments by defeating their first Fractured Causality each week.
Weekly Time Rifts quests will now award account-bound items that provide Paracausal Flakes and reputation with Soridormi instead of awarding those directly.
Shi Everbreeze in Tyrhold Reservoir now sells a Paracausal Crate, allowing players to send Paracausal Flakes between characters.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Thunderfin, Humid Blade of the Tideseeker’s effect does not trigger on melee abilities.

Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Azzinoth’s effect would attack enemies you are not yet in combat with.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Frostmourne’s passive effect would break stealth.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Frostmourne would not activate the healer transformation on use when used by a healer.
Fixed a bug where Paracausal Fragment of Sulfuras’ AOE damage effect would not trigger from ranged abilities.
Soridormi should now display her friendship faction on her gossip pane.
Resolved an issue where the map marker for Time Rifts would occasionally display the incorrect invading groups during the 5 minutes prior to the event beginning.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Titan Rune Dungeons – Protocol Alpha and Beta

Azure Ring Captains will no longer proc mirror images.
Mage-Lord Urom will no longer have mirror images proc when Empowered Arcane Explosion is cast.

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#13 – July 20, 2023, 2:25 a.m.
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Here are today’s hotfixes:

JULY 19, 2023

Achievements

The Draconically Superior and Draconically Epic achievements should now only be granted to players who earned them.

Classes

Evoker

Augmentation

Fixed an issue causing Time Skip’s animation to occasionally freeze.
Fixed an issue that allowed Prescience to be able to be cast on pets and guardians.

Mage

Arcane

Fixed an issue that caused Concentrated Power to make the echoed Arcane Explosion deal more damage than intended.

Paladin

Fixed an issue causing Divine Toll to hit an incorrect number of targets.

Protection

Fixed an issue causing Shining Light to fail to be consumed by a Word of Glory cast when Divine Purpose was also active.

Dungeons and Raids

Dawn of the Infinite

Resolved an issue that caused Chrono-Lord Deios and Chromie to not speak their voice over lines when Deios cast Infinite Corruption.
Resolved an audio issue that caused Chrono-Lord Deios to not use positional-audio for his voice over lines.
Resolved an issue that caused Chrono-Lord Deios to interrupt his phase 2 start and phase 2 end lines with ability cast lines.
Resolved an audio issue that caused Iridikron’s relic to make sounds during the Chrono-Lord Deios encounter.

Events

Little Scales Daycare

Fixed an issue where certain quests were repeatable, rather than daily, as intended.

Secrets of Naxxramas

Developers’ note: We’ve seen feedback that the rewards from Dented Raider tokens are often underwhelming, and agree that there is room for improvement. We hope that these changes help mitigate some of the frustration experienced by heavily engaged players committed to acquiring their Tier 3 sets, but we’d like to emphasize that these items are still intended to be quite rare.
Fixed an issue that prevented Rare items dropping from Dented Raider tokens.
The drop rates for Phylacterweave and Lamented Crusader items have been slightly increased.

Time Rifts

Fixed an issue where the “Book of Kel’Thuzad” could be seen wandering around Tyrhold Reservoir outside of the Time Rifts event
The Field Despair Magnet effect is now removed when leaving a Time Rift event.
When the stage “Into the Rift!” begins, players should no longer be carrying timey-whimey objects they picked up from alternate timeways.
Frozen Croc-Bait now correctly despawns when Time Rift portals open to alternate timelines.
To ease some performance issues in Time Rifts, the maximum target number of players in Thaldraszus has been lowered, particularly while the Time Rift event is active.

Developers’ note: We continue to keep a very close eye on this.

Items

Fixed an issue that caused some belts to go missing when worn by Mechagnomes.

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#20 – July 21, 2023, 4:13 a.m.
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Hello! Here are the latest hotfixes:
JULY 20, 2023
Classes

Paladin

Protection

Fixed an issue with Tirion’s Devotion causing free Word of Glory casts to grant excessive cooldown reduction.

Customizations

Fixed a bug that could prevent players from being able to change the customization state of their Renewed Proto Drake.

Events

Iskaara Community Feast

Vendors Hanu and Tikukk should now display their vendor windows to players on associated tasks, even if the players have bought all renown items from them.
Patchu should no longer hide his gossip option to purchase feast items from players that are in the middle of certain pet training questlines.

Time Rifts

Resolved some visual errors with the Time Rifts skybox.

Items

Secrets of Naxxramas

Scourgestone acquisition can no longer be toggled off. Players who are in this state will resume receiving Scourgestones.

Developers’ notes: This toggle was added to help alleviate inventory space by players who did not want to engage with the system. However, it was extremely easy to toggle this off without realizing it. We may reintroduce it at a later time.

Professions

Alchemy

Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage’s Overwhelming Rage damage will no longer pierce through immunities.

World

Fixed a bug that caused phasing issues in Dazar’alor.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where certain spells were not removing the effects of Piercing Shots, Ignite, or Deep Wounds from a target.

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#21 – July 25, 2023, 4:12 a.m.
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Today’s update:

July 24, 2023

Classes [With weekly maintenance in each region]

Death Knight

Blood

All ability damage increased by 10%.

Druid

Guardian

Ursoc’s Fury absorb shield reduced to 50% of damage dealt by Thrash and Maul (was 60%).

Evoker

Augmentation

Developers’ notes: Augmentation is overperforming in dungeons and is doing less direct damage than intended relative to the power of their buffing effects. These adjustments will increase their personal damage in all situations and moderately reduce the effectiveness of their buffs in dungeon content.

Close as Clutchmates now causes Ebon Might and Breath of Eons to be 20% more effective when not in a raid (was 40%).
Fixed a bug where Close as Clutchmates would not increase the Evoker’s damage done via Ebon Might for periodic effects such as Fire Breath.
Ebon Might now increases the Evoker’s damage done by 20% (was 10%).
Eruption damage increased by 40%.
Fate Mirror’s chance to occur reduced to 15% (was 20%).
Aspects’ Favor amplifies Black Attunement to 7%/10% maximum health (was 10%/16%).
The Advanced Combat Log now more accurately attributes support events for Pet/Guardian/Summons damage, accumulator, delayed damage effects (e.g. Execution Sentence, Ignite), and damage against armored targets.

Hunter

Beast Mastery

Barbed Shot damage increased by 15%.
Cobra Shot damage increased by 15%.
Kill Shot damage increased by 15%.

Marksmanship

Trick Shot, Aimed Shot, and Rapid Fire ricochets now deal 65% of their normal damage (was 55%).

Survival

Mongoose Bite damage increased by 5%.
Raptor Strike damage increased by 5%.
Flanking Strike damage increased by 10%.
Kill Command damage increased by 10%.

Monk

Brewmaster

Damage of Spinning Crane Kick reduced by 20%.
Damage of Keg Smash reduced by 5%.

Windwalker

Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 10%.
Fists of Fury damage increased by 10%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%.
Tiger Palm damage increased by 15%.

Paladin

Protection

All ability damage increased by 8%

Priest

Discipline

Luminous Barrier absorption increased by 30%.

Shadow

Psychic Link now causes direct damage spells to inflict 15% of their damage on all targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards (was 25%).
Void Spike damage to enemies within 10 yards of the target reduced by 30%.
Devouring Plague damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Blast damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Void Bolt damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Flay damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Flay: Insanity damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Spike damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Mind Spike: Insanity damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Shadow Word: Death damage increased by 12%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
Prayer of Mending now costs 10% of base mana (was 4%).
Power Word: Life now costs 10% of base mana (was 4%).
Renew now costs 8% of base mana (was 4%).

Shaman

Elemental and Enhancement

Fixed an issue where Primordial Wave would not cause Lightning Bolt or Lava Burst to cleave to targets affected by crowd control.

Enhancement

Healing Surge now costs 8% of base mana (was 10%).

Restoration

All healing increased by 5%.
The range of Restorative Mists heals from Ascendance is now 40 yards (was 20 yards). The initial burst healing from Ascendance remains at 20 yards.

Warrior

Protection

All ability damage increased by 7%.

Dungeons and Raids

Fixed an issue where players’ keystones could fail to upgrade by +3 when completing Neltharus with at least 40% left on the timer.

Algeth’ar Academy

Fixed an issue where Vexamus could sometimes turn unexpectedly while casting Arcane Expulsion.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Scalecommander Sarkareth

Increased the sound effect of being near Mind Fragments while a player is in the Emptiness Between Stars.

Events

Time Rifts

Resolved some visual issues in the sky during Time Rifts.

Player versus Player [With weekly maintenance in each region]

Fixed an issue allowing Turnip Punching Bag to be usable in battlegrounds.

Druid

Balance

New Moon, Half Moon, Full Moon no longer deal increased damage in PvP (was 20%).
Owlkin Adept (PvP Talent) now reduces cast time by 10% (was 15%).
High Winds (PvP Talent) now reduces the targets healing and damage by 15% for 3 seconds (was 30% for 6 seconds).
Umbral Embrace now increases damage of Wrath or Starfire by 15% in PvP (was 20%).
Eclipse (Solar) gained from Celestial Alignment and Incarnation: Chosen of Elune increases Nature damage dealt in PvP by 10% (was 15%).
Eclipse (Lunar) gained from Celestial Alignment and Incarnation: Chosen of Elune increases Arcane damage dealt in PvP by 10% (was 15%).
Balance of All Things grants 50% reduced Critical Strike chance in PvP.

Evoker

Augmentation

Ebon Might’s increase to the Evoker’s damage is no longer 40% more effective in PvP Combat.
Eruption damage is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 50%).
Upheaval damage is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 15%)
The damage bonus from Tectonic Locus is now reduced by 70% in PvP Combat.
All healing done is now reduced by 10% in PvP Combat.
Dream Projection healing is now reduced by 25% in PvP Combat.
The absorption effect from Molten Blood is now reduced by 30% in PvP Combat.
Born in Flame now lasts 3 seconds (was 6 seconds).
Burnout from Born in Flame is no longer dispellable.
Fate Mirror now triggers 67% more often in PvP combat.

Devastation

Fire Breath’s damage over time damage increased by 20% in PvP combat (was reduced by 10%).

Mage

Master Shepherd increases Versatility by 12% (was 6%).
Arcane

Developers’ notes: The high-end burst damage of Arcane Mage was reduced with the release of Fractures in Time, so we’re increasing the damage of Arcanosphere, as we’d like it to be a more threatening piece of Arcane’s toolkit. We’re also increasing the baseline damage of a few rotational spells, as Arcane’s overall damage has been lower than we would like, and Nether Tempest has not felt like a competitive spell in PvP.

Arcanosphere damage increased by 25%.
Arcane Missiles damage increased by 12% in PvP Combat (was 5%).
Arcane Orb damage increased by 30% in PvP Combat.
Nether Tempest damage increased by 150% in PvP Combat.

Fire

Developers’ notes: We’re offsetting a few recent damage reduction adjustments and greatly increasing the damage of Living Bomb, with the goal of making it a viable talent option in PvP.

Pyroblast damage increased by 18% in PvP Combat (was 12%).
Fire Blast damage reduced by 3% in PvP Combat (was 8%).
Phoenix Flames damage increased by 22% in PvP Combat (was 16%).
Living Bomb damage increased by 300% in PvP Combat.

Frost

Developers’ notes: We would like Ray of Frost to remain a threatening cast, but still feel it’s slightly more lethal than we’d like. Frostbolt’s damage has fallen behind other options, so we’re increasing its damage to reward casting. Snowdrift’s activation has felt a little too difficult for the amount of risk involved, so we’re reducing the time to trigger the stun effect.

Cryopathy is now 50% effective in PvP Combat (was 60%).
Frostbolt damage increased by 150% in PvP Combat (was 100%).
Snowdrift now has a 2 second activation time (was 3 seconds).

Priest

Angel’s Mercy’s cooldown reduction is now 25% effective in PvP Combat.

Discipline

Penance damage and healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.

Shadow

Mind Trauma now steals 2% haste (was 4%) and stacks up to 9 times (was 6).
From Darkness Comes Light now stacks up to 25 times in PvP Combat (was 50).

Monk

Yu’lon’s Grace effectiveness reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
Windwalker

Developers’ notes: Windwalker Monk’s damage profile is more bursty than we would like, so we are moving more of its damage into base rotational spells.

Rising Star critical strike damage bonus is now 50% effective in PvP Combat.
Serenity now increases damage and healing by 10% in PvP Combat (was 15%).
Whirling Dragon Punch damage is now increased by 120% in PvP Combat (was 80%).

Shaman

Elemental

Developers’ notes: We feel the backlash damage from Flame Shock has not been sufficiently high as to make the decision to dispel it compelling.

Control of Lava damage increased by 40%.
When gaining the Ascendance effect, Lava Burst will no longer automatically be cast on a player target affected by crowd control that breaks from damage.

Enhancement

Developers’ notes: We feel the backlash damage from Flame Shock has not been sufficiently high as to make the decision to dispel it compelling.

Control of Lava damage increased by 40%.

Restoration

Now regenerates 700 mana per second at max level in PvP Combat (was 800).

Warlock

Abyss Walker is now 100% more effective in PvP combat.
Impish Instincts now reduces the cooldown of Demonic Circle by 3 seconds when triggered (was 2 seconds).

Affliction

Haunt now deals 230% increased damage in PvP combat.

Warrior

Slam damage is now increased by 85% in PvP Combat (was 48%).
Arms

Developers’ notes: We’re increasing the damage of Bladestorm baseline and removing some power from the Unhinged talent, as its damage could be unpredictable for both the Warrior and their enemies. We’re also increasing the damage of Overpower to increase Arm Warrior’s consistent pressure.

Overpower damage is now increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 20%).
Bladestorm damage increased by 40% in PvP Combat.
Mortal Strike damage increased by 10% in PvP Combat.
Mortal Strikes from the Unhinged talent are now cast at 60% effectiveness.

Fury

Developers’ notes: We’re increasing the damage of a few Fury Warrior spells we feel are not impactful enough in PvP.

Execute damage is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 10%).
Onslaught damage increased by 15% in PvP Combat.
Ravager damage increased by 30% in PvP Combat.

Quests

Fixed an issue that could cause a player in the New Player Experience to become permanently, unintentionally unable to resume the tutorials.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed some issues around the general interactions of Death Knight’s Desecration with its targets.

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#25 – July 27, 2023, 12:56 a.m.
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Hello. Here are the latest:

July 26, 2023

Dungeons and Raids

Dawn of the Infinite

Fixed an issue where where players protected by Cloak of Shadows or Aspect of the Turtle could still be hit by Displacement and expelled from the Bronze Temple.

Neltharus

Resolved an issue that would sometimes cause Chargath to take no actions after casting Fiery Focus.
Fixed a bug that allowed Qalashi Warden’s Volcanic Guard to sometimes change direction.

Player versus Player

Items

Paracausal Fragment of Doomhammer damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
Paracausal Fragment of Shalamayne damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
Paracausal Fragment of Frostmourne Pillar of Frost damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.

Death Knight

Resolved an issue causing Festermight to not gain its full benefit when bursting Festering Wounds with Doomburst talented.
Resolved an issue causing Death Coils from Improved Death Coil to not burst Festering Wounds on secondary targets with Doomburst talented.

Toys

After completing the Daycare Derby achievement, players can take the toy reward from their mail and use it to add to their toy box as expected.

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#28 – July 28, 2023, 2:23 a.m.
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July 27, 2023

Classes

Evoker

Augmentation

Oppressing Roar no longer increases the duration of Breath of Eons while talented into Perilous Fate.

Dungeons and Raids

Neltharus

Burning Chains no longer affect creatures outside of the Smoldering Barracks.

Professions

Blacksmithing

Fixed an issue where the Shadowed Impact Buckler had a higher crafting difficulty than intended.

Quests

The turn-in for “Hochenblume Harvest” should now only take the expected 5 Hochenblume.

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#30 – July 29, 2023, 12:31 a.m.
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Hello everyone. Here are today’s hotfixes:

JULY 28, 2023

Achievements

Embers of Neltharion should now properly display all required criteria.

Classes

Hunter

Beast Mastery and Survival

Fixed an issue where Ebon Might from an Augmentation Evoker did not properly increase the damage of Kill Command.

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Improved the visibility on Whisper in the Dark’s Umbral Torrent to better match its area of effect.

Echo of Neltharion

The Normal and Heroic difficulty encounter should no longer respawn if players have previously cleared the encounter and skip defeating Magmorax.

Dawn of the Infinite

Fixed an issue that could cause some enemies’ damage and heal absorb effects to be much weaker than intended.

Developers’ note: An issue was recently introduced that caused certain absorb effects in Dawn of the Infinite to be weaker than expected. This change restores these values to roughly what they were just before the patch. We don’t anticipate any significant issues with dungeon difficulty as a result, but we’ll keep a close eye on it.

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#35 – Aug. 1, 2023, 3:29 a.m.
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Here’s the latest update:

July 31, 2023

Events

Time Rifts

The Ragged Mantid Sword now has a chance to drop from any Klaxxi during a Time Rift event, rather than specifically blade wielding Klaxxi.

Items and Rewards

Fixed an issue preventing collectibles from being dropped by the Temporal Investi-gator.

Player versus Player [With Weekly Maintenance]

Death Knight

Frost

Fixed an issue that caused Pillar of Frost’s stacking Strength to not be properly reduced in PvP combat.
Frost Strike damage is now increased by 67% in PvP combat (was 45%).
Obliterate damage is now increased by 20% in PvP combat (was 15%).
Obliterate damage is now increased by 75% when Killing Machine is not active in PvP combat (was 60%).

Unholy

Developers’ notes: We have been monitoring our changes to Unholy this season and feel the damage they bring is slightly higher than our intent. The primary adjustment here is through Festermight which can cause high variance in burst at high stacks. This is consistent with our original goal of reducing burst and focusing the spec on sustained DPS in PvP.
Festermight is now 50% effective in PvP combat.
Festering Wound damage is now increased by 230% in PvP combat (was 250%).

Druid

Fixed a bug that made it possible to parry, block, or dodged Incapacitating Roar.

Restoration

Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Resin to not Silence targets when multiple heal over time effects were purged at once.

Monk

Windwalker

Rising Sun Kick damage reduced by 9% in PvP combat.

Warrior

Fury

Rampage deals 30% increased damage in PvP combat (was 15%).

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed a bug allowing Divine Shield, Divine Protection, Hand of Protection, or Lay on Hands to be cast while Avenging Wrath was still active.

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#44 – Aug. 4, 2023, 3:55 a.m.
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August 3, 2023

Classes

Death Knight

Death Knights’ Dark Simulacrum will no longer affect or be consumed by Evokers’ empower spells.

Evoker

Preservation

Fixed an issue where Flow State would not increase the cooldown recovery rate of Emerald Communion.

Dungeons and Raids

Fixed a bug that caused Castle Nathria to be offered in Raid Finder at level 70.

Pet Battles

Fixed an issue preventing players of the same faction from starting Pet Battle Duels.

Player versus Player

Death Knight

Fixed an issue that allowed Dark Simulacrum (PvP Talent) to be consumed by Evoker’s empower spells.

Trading Post

Fixed a bug that caused some frozen items to not be properly displayed as frozen.

User Interface and Accessibility

Fixed an issue that removed favorited Crafting Order recipes when logging out.

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#46 – Aug. 8, 2023, 1:58 a.m.
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Hello! Here is the hotfix update for the day:

August 7, 2023

Classes [With Weekly Maintenance]

Except where noted, all changes will be offset so that they do not apply to PvP.

Death Knight

Unholy

Epidemic damage increased by 8%.
Bursting Sores damage increased by 12%.

Druid

Guardian

Thrash damage reduced by 8%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
Raze damage reduced by 8%. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Evoker

Augmentation

Developers’ notes: Augmentation Evoker is adding a significant amount of damage to their party while also providing strong utility and survivability. For this week, we’d like to reduce some of the damage contributions from their buffs to help bring them more in line with other classes.
Breath of Eons accumulates 10% of damage done by allies with your Ebon Might (was 15%).
Fate Mirror’s chance to proc has been reduced to 10% (was 15%).

Hunter

Marksmanship

Multi-Shot damage increased 8%.
Explosive Shot damage increased 10%.
Trick Shots increases the damage of your next Aimed Shot or Rapid Fire by 70% (was 65%).

Mage

Fire

Flamestrike damage decreased by 10%.
Flame Patch damage decreased by 10%.
Conflagration damage decreased by 10%.
Meteor damage decreased by 10%.
Phoenix Flames damage decreased by 10%.
Living Bomb damage decreased by 10%.

Frost

Comet Storm damage decreased by 6%.
Blizzard damage decreased by 8%.
Frozen Orb damage decreased by 8%.

Paladin

Holy

All healing reduced by 5%.
Light’s Protection now reduces damage taken by 10% (was 16%).
Overflowing Light now creates an absorb shield for 30% of Glimmer of Light’s overhealing (was 50%).
Tyr’s Deliverance now increases healing taken from Holy Light, Flash of Light, and Holy Shock by 15% (was 25%).
Blessing of Summer now causes attacks to deal 25% additional damage as Holy (was 30%).
Fading Light now creates an absorb shield for 3% of the healing or damage done from Holy Power generators (was 10%).
Righteous Judgment now has a 30% chance to activate Consecration (was 50%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
Consecration damage reduced by 25%. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Retribution

Divine Storm damage increased by 8%.
Wake of Ashes damage increased 10%.
Consecration damage increased 12%.

Priest

Vampiric Embrace now heals a nearby ally for 40% of any single-target Shadow spell damage dealt (was 50%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
San’layn now reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace by 30 seconds (was 45 seconds). This change will also affect PvP combat.

Discipline

Developers’ notes: Discipline Priest is not performing as well as we’d like, so for this week we’re increasing their Atonement healing. In a future patch, we are working on redesigning some of their talent options and making tuning adjustments there as well.
Atonement heals for 40% of damage done (was 36%). This change will also affect PvP combat.

Holy

Rhapsody now stacks every 1 second (was 2 seconds) and causes Holy Nova to deal 20% increased damage per stack (was 10%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
Rhapsody now highlights Holy Nova while at 20 stacks. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Shadow

Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 20%.
Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 15%.
Shadowy Apparition damage reduced by 15%.
Healing from Vampiric Embrace is no longer reduced by 20% in PvP combat.

Rogue

Outlaw

All ability damage increased by 5%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
Auto attack damage increased by 5%. This change will also affect PvP combat.

Warrior

Ravager damage increased 8%.
Thunderous Roar damage increased 8%.

Fury

Improved Whirlwind increases your next single target abilities by 55% (was 50%).

Dragonriding

Fixed an issue where the Renewed Proto-Drake first granted to new accounts learning dragonriding didn’t appear to be usable after learning.

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

The Forgotten Experiments

Fixed an issue causing the periodic damage of Unstable Essence to not apply correctly.

Neltharus

Fixed an issue where Burning Chains could sometimes fail to damage enemies.
Fixed an issue where a single Burning Chain could sometimes damage enemies multiple times.

Magmatusk

Fixed an issue where Magmatusk could sometimes turn unexpectedly while casting Lava Spray.

Items

Fixed an issue where the Prophetic Stonescale was preventing death from any amount of lethal damage taken. It now only prevents death from damage less than or equal to the highest amount it can restore.
The drop rate of catch-up Splintered Sparks of Shadowflame has been greatly increased for PvP content.
Fixed an issue that caused catch-up Splintered Sparks of Shadowflame to not drop as often as intended from certain Rated PvP activities.

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#51 – Aug. 11, 2023, 1:31 a.m.
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Here are today’s hotfixes:

August 10, 2023

Classes

Druid

Restoration

Fixed an issue that caused Lifebloom to be castable in Moonkin Form when talented into Undergrowth.
Fixed an issue that caused multiple stacks of Clearcasting to be consumed at once when talented into the Rampant Growth and Undergrowth and when talented into the Rampant Growth and Power of the Archdruid.

Mage

Frost

Fixed an issue that caused Ice Floes to be consumed by Flurry and Frost Bomb’s detonation.

Monk

Mistweaver

Fixed an issue that caused the Burst of Life talent to not function.

Paladin

Holy

Fixed an issue that caused Light of Dawn to consume both Divine Purpose and Shining Righteousness if active at the same time.

Dungeons and Raids

Brackenhide Hollow

Fixed an issue where Wilted Oak’s Stomp ability could stun pets.

Grimrail Depot

Nitrogg Thundertower

Fixed an issue where Blackrock Mortar could do excessive damage.

Neltharus

Chargath

Fixed an issue that would cause Chargath’s Dragon Strike to fail.
Chargath will no longer cast Fiery Focus if exceptionally fast players Fetter him before he would begin casting the ability.

Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

Emberon

Fixed an issue where Emberon’s abilities were immediately available to cast after Purging Flames, rather than having an initial cooldown time.

Mythic+

Fixed an issue where Priests in Spirit of Redemption form when a Mythic+ dungeon is completed would not be eligible to trade their Keystone, even if they met all other eligibility requirements.

Player versus Player

Mage

Arcane

Fixed an issue that caused Touch of the Magi to not benefit from the damage dealt by Ring of Fire.

Priest

Shadow

Fixed an issue causing this week’s Shadow Word: Pain damage adjustment to apply to PvP combat.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Shaman

Fixed an issue where Greater Fire Elemental was not casting Fire Nova on targets of a certain size.

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#52 – Aug. 17, 2023, 12:37 a.m.
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August 16, 2023
Events

Time Rifts

Rift Boss health now scales down to more appropriate amounts when confronted by fewer than 5 players.

The Lich King

Remorseless Winter and Defile damage reduced by 50%.
Remorseless Winter slow effect reduced by 40%.

Player versus Player

Solo Shuffle

Runes of the Cinderwolf 2-piece bonus now resets properly in-between Solo Shuffle rounds.
Stormkeeper gained by the Elemental Shaman 2-piece set Runes of the Cinderwolf bonus now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.
The shared cooldown between Gladiator’s Medallion, Will to Survive, Stormform, Fireblood, and Will of the Forsaken now resets properly in-between Solo Shuffle rounds.

Professions

Jewelcrafting

Fixed a bug that sometimes caused an extra Quality 3 Tiered Medallion Setting to be consumed when adding a socket.

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#54 – Aug. 22, 2023, 3:20 a.m.
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August 21, 2023
Classes [With weekly realm maintenance]

Druid

Guardian

Absorb granted by Ursoc’s Fury reduced to 45% of damage dealt (was 50%).
Innate Resolve’s bonus to Frenzied Regeneration reduced to 120% (was 150%).

Demon Hunter

Havoc

Eye Beam is no longer interrupted by school lockout effects.

Vengeance

Fel Devastation is no longer interrupted by school lockout effects.

Druid

Fixed an issue where Sunfire and Moonfire were not updating quick enough after receiving a Mastery increase from an external source.

Mage

Fixed an issue that caused Mass Invisibility to cancel inconsistently, with no direct actions taken.
Developers’ notes: This change also adjusts the timing of when Mass Invisibility is removed from spell casts. Mass Invisibility now cancels when beginning a cast, instead of when it ends, which is consistent with other invisibility effects.

Fire

Flamestrike damage reduced by 6%.
Flame Patch damage reduced by 8%.
Incendiary Flames can now only proc once every 10 seconds (was 8 seconds).
Conflagration damage reduced by 10%.
Developers’ notes: Fire Mage damage in heavy AoE scenarios is still higher than we’re comfortable with. We intend these adjustments to further rein it in.

Monk

Mistweaver

Ancient Teachings now transfers 150% of damage done (was 135%). Does not apply in PvP combat.
Yu’lon’s Grace can now stack up to 15% of maximum health (was 10%) and stacks 3% per second (was 2%).
Chi Cocoon’s absorb is increased by 100%.
Enveloping Breath’s healing decreased by 12%.
Developers’ notes: We’re shifting more of Celestial Harmony’s throughput into Chi Cocoon, with the intent of keeping the talent’s power level similar in raid, and increased in dungeon content.

Paladin

Holy

All damage decreased by 10%.
Blessing of Summer now causes attacks to deal 20% additional damage as Holy (was 25%). Blessing of Summer remains at 30% in PvP c
Developers’ notes: Holy Paladin damage output has been higher than we would like, considering their toolkit as a whole.

Rogue

Assassination

All ability damage increased by 5%.
Auto-attack damage increased by 5%.

Warrior

Protection

Defensive Stance’s reduction to damage dealt reduced to 5% (was 10%).
Spell Reflection’s damage reduction increased to 25% (was 20%).
Vanguard’s increase to stamina increased to 35% (was 30%).

Dungeons and Raids [With weekly realm maintenance]

M+ Dungeons

Above keystone level 20, each additional keystone level will now increase enemy health and damage by 8% (was 10%).
Developers’ notes: We’ve recently made and are currently making a number of adjustments to specs that were particularly powerful in Mythic+, and while we feel these changes will have the desired effect, we’ve also heard concerns that it may now be much more difficult to complete very high keys and achieve ratings that were previously within reach. We think this is a fair concern, so we’re making a temporary adjustment to the scaling of key levels above 20 in the hope that it provides players some space to continue competing for Mythic+ rating before the end of Season 2.

Halls of Infusion

Glacial Proto-Dragon’s Deep Chill now damages affected players every 2 seconds (was every 1 seconds). This reduces the damage over time portion of the spell by 50%.

Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr

Infinite Timereaver’s Stolen Time cooldown increased to 8 seconds (was 4 seconds).
Developers’ notes: We’ve heard feedback that certain dungeon creature abilities can feel oppressive for groups without access to Mass Dispel, and we’re hoping these abilities will now feel more manageable for those groups.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Echo of Neltharion

Neltharion’s health reduced by 5% on mythic difficulty.
Voice from Beyond’s health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
Ebon Destruction’s periodic damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
Shatter’s periodic damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
Fixed an issue where Neltharion may fail to apply Corruption on players during phase 2 of the encounter on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

Scalecommander Sarkareth

Sarkareth’s berserk time increased 8 minutes (was 7:30) on Mythic difficulty.
Echoing Howl damage per tick reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
Empty Recollection health reduced by 17% on Mythic difficulty.
Blasting Scream cast time increased by 25%.
Scaling changes in Normal and Heroic difficulties:

Astral Flare duration increased to 33 seconds (was 30 seconds) for 10-player groups.
Oblivion damage per tick reduced by 10% for 10-player groups.
Void Surge damage per tick reduced by 20% for 10-player groups.
Astral Eruption damage reduced by 60% for 10-player groups.

Events

The Kalimdor Cup is now open to all players level 30 and above. NPCs have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind to start the quest and spend your winnings.

Items

The Neltharion’s Call to Dominance primary stat buff is now removed upon starting an encounter or Mythic+ dungeon.

Player versus Player [With weekly realm maintenance]

Death Knight

Necrotic Aura now increases magic damage taken by 4% (was 8%).

Frost

Dead of Winter now increases the cooldown of Remorseless Winter by 10 seconds (was 25 seconds).
Frost Fever damage increased by 30% in PvP c
Frost Strike now deals 75% increased damage in PvP combat (was 67%).
Remorseless Winter now deals 100% increased damage in PvP combat (was 80%).

Demon Hunter

Havoc

Chaos Strike/Annihilation damage is now increased by 10% in PvP combat.
Eye Beam damage is no longer increased in PvP combat (was increased by 16%).
Isolated Prey (Talent) no longer has reduced duration bonus for Chaos Nova in PvP combat (was reduced by 50%).
Soulrend (Talent) damage is now reduced by 8% in PvP combat (was reduced by 17%).
Essence Break (Talent) damage is now reduced by 10% in PvP combat (was reduced by 20%).
Essence Break (Talent) bonus damage for Chaos Strike and Blade Dance is now reduced by 19% in PvP combat (was reduced by 38%).

Druid

Balance

Moon and Stars now reduces interrupts and silences by 50% for 6 seconds (was 70% for 10 seconds).

Evoker

Augmentation

Verdant Embrace healing decreased by 25% in PvP combat.
Molten Blood is now 50% effective in PvP combat (was 70%).
Panacea healing decreased by 20% in PvP combat.
Ebon Might is now 80% effective on allies.
Ebon Might now increases the Augmentation’s damage by 30% in PvP combat (was 20%).
Prescience now grants 6% critical strike chance in PvP combat (was 3%).
Developers’ notes: The Augmentation Evoker ability to extend game length has been more effective than we would like, so we’re decreasing the effectiveness of some healing spells. Additionally, we’re shifting more of Ebon Might’s output into the Evoker themselves.

Hunter

Explosive Shot damage increased by 20% in PvP.

Beast Mastery

Kill Shot deals 10% increased damage in PvP (was 9% decreased).

Marksmanship

Master Marksman talent effectiveness in PvP increased to 12/25% (was 7/15%).
Rapid Fire damage is increased by 40% in PvP (was 25%).

Monk

Dampen Harm’s minimum damage reduction is now 25% in PvP combat (was 30%).

Priest

Discipline

Power Word: Shield is no longer reduced by 15% in PvP combat.
Aegis of Wrath increases Power Word: Shield by 20% (was 30%) and decays by 2% (was 3%) every second in PvP combat.
Developers’ notes: Aegis of Wrath was too impactful in PvP due to its ability to deal with burst damage, so we’re reducing Discipline’s reliance on the talent and baking in some of its power to Power Word: Shield baseline. This should encourage more build diversity and give Discipline a small bump up in PvP.

Shaman

Elemental

Lava Burst damage is now increased by 12% in PvP combat.
Lightning Bolt damage is now increased by 45% in PvP combat (was 31%).
Volcanic Surge now increases the damage of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning by 35% (was 25%) and increases the damage of Lava Burst by 55% (was 45%).
Skybreaker’s Fiery Demise now increases the critical strike chance of Flame Shock by 25% in PvP Combat (was 50%).
Fire Elemental now causes Flame Shock to deal damage 15% faster in PvP Combat (was 33%).
Developers’ notes: We’re adjusting some of Elemental’s damage away from Flame Shock and into instant damage spells to improve the spec’s finishing power, which has been lacking this season.

Enhancement

Ascendance’s immediate damage is reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
Windstrike now deals 25% additional damage in PvP combat (was 45%).
Stormstrike’s damage is increased by 60% in PvP combat (was 45%).
Ice Strike’s damage increased by 45% in PvP combat.
Developers’ notes: We’re evening out the rate at which Enhancement Shaman deals its damage, as it is more reliant on inconsistent procs than we would like.

Warlock

Corruption now deals 25% increased damage in PvP combat (was 10%).
Shadow Bolt now deals 60% increased damage in PvP combat (was 30%).

Affliction

Agony now deals 25% increased damage in PvP combat (was 10%).
Drain Soul now deals 15% increased damage in PvP combat.
Oblivion’s damage increased by 40%.

Demonology

Demonbolt’s damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.
Dreadbite damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.

Destruction

Chaos Bolt’s damage increased by 75% in PvP combat (was 60%).

Warrior

Avatar increases damage by 15% in PvP (was 20%).

Arms

Warbreaker and Colossus Smash increase damage taken by the target by 20% in PvP (was 30%).
Deep Wounds damage is no longer reduced in PvP combat (was 28% reduced).
Mortal Strike damage increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 10%).
Bladestorm damage increased by 70% in PvP combat (was 40%).
Fatal Mark may stack up to a maximum of 5 times in PvP combat (was 8 times).
Execute damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.

Fury

Onslaught damage is increased by 35% in PvP (was 15%).
Execute (Fury) damage is increased by 40% in PvP (was 25%).

Protection

Execute damage increased by 15% in PvP combat.

Professions

Cooking

Empty Kettle of Stone Soup and Hoard of Draconic Delicacies should now correctly transform into their completed feasts when enough ingredients have been contributed.

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#61 – Aug. 23, 2023, 2:40 a.m.
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August 22, 2023
Classes

Warlock

Fixed an issue that caused Haunted Soul to remain when untalented.

Dungeons

Creatures that detect stealth and invisibility are now immune to the effects of Mind Soothe.

Player versus Player

Solo Shuffle

Stormkeeper gained by the Elemental Shaman 2-piece set Runes of the Cinderwolf bonus now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.
The shared cooldown between Gladiator’s Medallion, Will To Survive, Stormform, Fireblood, and Will of the Forsaken now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.

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#67 – Aug. 25, 2023, 2:42 a.m.
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August 24, 2023

Dungeons and Raids

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Echo of Neltharion

Fixed an issue where Volcanic Heart can target players with Corruption.

Events

Kalimdor Cup

The Kalimdor Cup is now open to all players level 30 and above. NPCs have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind to start the quest and spend your winnings.

Time Rifts

Fixed an issue where The Lich King’s Remorseless Winter was targeting melee players too often.

Player versus Player

Fixed an issue that caused Precognition to trigger from interrupts reduced by a Paladin’s Concentration Aura.

Warlock

Demonology

Fixed an issue causing our recent changes to Demonbolt’s damage in PvP combat to be applied incorrectly.

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#71 – Aug. 30, 2023, 11:51 p.m.
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August 30, 2023
Events

The Kalimdor Cup will now end on September 4 (was August 28), to give players more time to experience the races.

Quests

Fixed an issue causing some players to be unable to see Merithra in the Ancient Bough to pick up the quest “Into the Azure” to begin the Azure Span storyline.

WoW Classic Hardcore

Fixed a bug that could prevent a player-character who died from being allowed to be deleted or transferred to another realm.
Brave Moonhorn will no longer attack passing Alliance players. He remains a friendly questgiver to the Horde and is now a neutral PvP target to Alliance players.

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#73 – Sept. 6, 2023, 1:26 a.m.
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September 5, 2023
Events

Secrets of Azeroth

Fixed an issue that was causing the quest “Using the Idol” to not show up after you completed “An Idol in Hand.”

Quests

Fixed an issue where credit was not being assigned correctly for the final objective in “Urgent Exfiltration.”

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#75 – Sept. 7, 2023, 1:24 a.m.
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September 6, 2023
Classes

Evoker

Preservation

Rescue will no longer cause Verdant Embrace to be placed on cooldown if used while Flow State is active.

Items

The Whirring Chainblade now has its appropriate minimum level required.

Engineering

Fixed a bug that caused Chromatically Calibrated engineering goggles to require level 58 to transmogrify.

Quests

The Legend of Mechagon can now be properly completed by all characters.

WoW Classic Hardcore

The String of Ears buff earned for Mak’gora kills now persists through death.
Developers’ notes: This will allow the new Classic API to report the correct Mak’gora kill count for deceased characters.

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#79 – Sept. 9, 2023, 12:09 a.m.
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September 8, 2023
Dragonriding

The Loamm Roamm Reverse Challenge silver medal should again be rewarded correctly.

Quests

Chromie now offers “No Limits”, a questline delving into Eternus’s past, without requiring the Dawn of the Infinites dungeon to be completed.
When “Stepping into the Shadows”, Maiev Shadowsong should no longer point at invisible Felflame Braziers.
Moraidormi now stops disappearing and Nozdormu will enter stealth more appropriately during the quest “Not Today, Fate.”
Demon Hunters who previously could not interact with the Control Console can now return to The Fel Hammer continue with their Order Hall campaign.
Tinkmaster Overspark is visible, and “The Legend of Mechagon” is once again available to players above level 60.

WoW Classic Era

For each player-character’s current Rank, weekly PvP contribution calculations now only award up to the amount of contribution points missing in progress towards the next Rank threshold.

Developers’ note: In higher ranks, players have been intentionally earning dishonorable kills to lower themselves below their current rank threshold in order to gain credit for an additional Rank, thereby allowing them to gain progress more quickly than a player who is just above that next Rank threshold. You now first earn up to the amount you’re missing from the Rank you start in. There should no longer be a benefit from lowering one’s rank via dishonorable kills to earn progress more quickly.

Fixed an issue that caused the Honor reward for Alterac Valley marks turn-in quests to be unintentionally doubled.

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#82 – Sept. 13, 2023, 12:07 a.m.
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September 12, 2023
Achievements

Fixed an issue that was preventing players from being properly granted the baseline Challenger, Rival, and Duelist

WoW Classic

Fixed a bug that prevented the NPC Tyrion from turning back into a quest-giver at the conclusion of the quest “The Attack!”
Hardcore Realms

The Coarse Dynamite thrown by civilian dwarf NPCs at Dun Modr should no longer cause players to become PvP flagged.
Developers’ notes: These specific NPCs had a very small chance to hit you and flag you, so it may as well be zero chance. Nonetheless, we do not intend to make changes to the general behavior of enemy faction guards in Hardcore. Players who wish to avoid being flagged for PvP should avoid enemy faction settlements and quests labeled “PvP” in the Quest Log.

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#83 – Sept. 14, 2023, 1:32 a.m.
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September 13, 2023
Player versus Player

Sarannis’ Mystic Sheen effectiveness reduced by 70% in PvP.

Secrets of Azeroth

On the secret day starting with “They Are Always Listening”, you should now get the quest “A Complete Inventory” from Fangli Hoot if you do not get it automatically by investigating all 6 notes.
Updated some of the quests to address issues where players could fail to receive a clue because secrets had been started on different characters.

WoW Classic Era and Hardcore

Fixed an issue where certain hunter pets could be dismissed and attack nearby players.

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#85 – Sept. 16, 2023, 1:14 a.m.
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September 15, 2023
Dragon Racing

Adjusted Gold and Silver times for the Flashfrost Flyover Reverse Challenge race. These were inadvertently set too high.

Professions

Engineering

Engineers can now purchase Sprocket Containers from Hobart Grapplehammer in Legion Dalaran at a cost of 50 Leystone and 10 Felslate each.

Rewards

Fixed a bug that caused Zaqali Elders’ loot to drop at a lower item level than intended.

WoW Classic Era

[With Realm Restarts] Fixed a bug affecting bonus Honor awarded for Alterac Valley.
Completing “Fish in a Bucket” no longer rewards gold.

Developers’ notes: This change was originally made in patch 2.0.10 and works well in Classic Era/Hardcore, as the original quest provided an uncontested, single-faction, infinitely repeatable, low risk gold reward that does not comport with the nature of the rest of the game.

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#92 – Sept. 19, 2023, 12:58 a.m.
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September 18, 2023
Player versus Player [with scheduled weekly maintenance]

Evoker

Disintegrate damage increased by 33% in PvP combat (was 20%).
Developers’ notes: Devastation’s killing power outside of cooldowns is lower than we’d like, so we’re increasing Disintegrate damage further to help Devastation in PvP. In future patches, we would like to further expand on this effort and move damage out of Dragonrage and into other areas.

Priest

Discipline

Penance healing is increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 15%).

Shaman

Elemental

Volcanic Surge now increases the damage of Lava Burst by 45% (was 55%) and Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning by 50% (was 35%).

Restoration

Riptide healing is now increased by 25% in PvP Combat (was 10%).
Healing Stream Totem healing is now increased by 30% in PvP Combat (was 20%).

Warlock

Affliction

Unstable Affliction’s backlash damage increased by 35%.

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#95 – Sept. 19, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
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September 19, 2023
Quests

Fixed a bug preventing the objective counter from increasing when survivors were rescued for “Refti Retribution”.
Fixed a bug that prevented some players from turning in the quest “The Nokhud Offensive: Founders Keepers”.

WoW Classic Era

The most-recent Alterac Valley bonus weekend has been extended. The bonus will end when the next bonus weekend (Warsong Gulch) begins on Friday, September 22.

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#97 – Sept. 22, 2023, 12:10 a.m.
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
Events

The Waking Dream public event in the Azure Span should now properly start.
Brewfest

Fixed an issue that prevented Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest from being awarded to players below level 70.
Quests
The weekly Time Rifts quest “When Time Needs Mending” can now be completed in a raid.

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#98 – Sept. 27, 2023, 12:13 a.m.
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September 26, 2023
Classes

Druid

Restoration

Fixed an issue that caused the Unstoppable Growth talent to not function.

Events

Brewfest Hops no longer affect dragonriding mounts.
When dragonriding in Eastern Kingdoms Cup races, players will now be temporarily granted fully unlocked dragonriding, regardless of their current Dragonriding Talent Tree state.

WoW Classic Era

Fixed an issue that prevented Ouro from spawning after a post-wipe reset.

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#101 – Oct. 3, 2023, 12:41 a.m.
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October 2, 2023
Enemies and NPCs

A number of creatures on Mechagon Island have been scaled down so that they are no longer lethal to lower-level players.
Bragdur Battlebrew again offers the Horde version of “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form, as intended.
Lord Andestrasz has been found in Waking Shores, and should no longer be invisible to some players.

WoW Classic

Hardcore

On Hardcore realms, mind control spells can not be used during normal duels.

Developers’ notes: There should be no change to duels on non-Hardcore realms, and this should not prevent players from using mind control spells during Mak’gora duels to the death.

Added an identifier that will show you the player class and level on hover-over, when challenged to a duel to the death.

Wrath Classic

Fixed a bug that caused the Joyous Journeys bonus to unintentionally disappear.

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#107 – Oct. 5, 2023, 11:38 p.m.
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October 5, 2023
Dragonriding

Fixed an issue with the Airborne Recovery dragonriding talent that would cause Aerial Halt to not regenerate a Vigor when cast during Thrill of the Skies.

Items

Fixed a bug that could prevent Everlasting Horn of Lavaswimming from dropping as intended on completion of the Siege of Dragonbane Keep.
Fixed a bug that could cause a failure to receive a Warcraft Rumble toy reward. If you earned a toy, but did not receive the item, click on the Warcraft Rumble Machine again to be given the toy.
Fixed a bug that could cause Warcraft Rumble Foils to go missing. If you’re missing a Foil that should have been given to you, click on the Warcraft Rumble Machine to receive the Foil. Multiple clicks can produce multiple missing Foils, if applicable.
When you summon a Warcraft Rumble Toy that’s gained additional looks, you can now interact with that toy to cycle through its earned looks. Each time you change looks, there’s a 5-second cooldown until you can interact with it again.

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#118 – Oct. 13, 2023, 11:40 p.m.
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October 13, 2023
Items

Fixed an issue that could prevent “Windborne Velocidrake: Visage of the Infinite” from dropping for some players.
Sockets may now be added to Dreamsurge gear.

Developers’ notes: Gear that was acquired through the Dreamsurge before this hotfix will not be eligible for socketing.

Quests

Fixed a bug that could prevent the Maruuk Centaur quest “Farrier Rondare” from proceeding as intended.

World

Fixed a bug preventing Zidormi from toggling to both versions of Theramore as expected.

Classic Era and Hardcore

The object created by a warlock’s Ritual of Summoning is now placed exactly where the warlock is standing.

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