Hotfixes

October 25, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Adjusted the logic controlling the levels at which player-characters are allowed to queue for dungeons in the Random Dungeon Finder so that it is closer to the range displayed, which was also adjusted. Now, all classic dungeons should allow a range of roughly 8 levels: from 3 levels below the level of the final boss to 5 levels above. Burning Crusade dungeons should now allow a range of 3 levels below the end boss to 3 or 4 levels above it, and Wrath dungeons allow a range that starts at 3 levels below the end boss.

Developers’ notes: The most noticeable effect here is that the minimum level allowed for some dungeons has gone up slightly. This is intended to address situations that arise for players whose level was significantly lower than the rest of the group.

Fixed a bug that could prevent Masked Orphan Matrons from starting the Headless Horseman’s fire events in various towns.
Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Talon King Ikiss in Sethekk Halls to not grant completion credit for the dungeon in Random Dungeon Finder.
Fixed a bug that prevented Death Knights’ tier 10 Sanctified Scourgelord 4-piece damage bonus from working properly.
The “Sinister Calling” step has been removed from the “Hallowed Be Thy Name” achievement.

Developers’ notes: We’ve been working on a permanent fix for the underlying issue here, but we want to alleviate the immediate concern for players with Hallow’s End already underway.

October 20, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue preventing the weekly raid quest from being offered after the weekly reset.
All versions of Ashen Verdict reputation rings are now Unique-Equipped.
The 10-player instance Upper Blackrock Spire was unintentionally listed in the Random Dungeon Finder and has been removed.
Fixed a bug that prevented the use of mounts that are items only.

October 17, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where defeating Aku’mai in Blackfathom Deeps and Archaedas in Uldaman was not properly completing the dungeon and rewarding players when queued into via the Random Dungeon Finder tool.
Fixed a bug that prevented Netherwhelp and Frosty from appearing in the Pets tab.
Fixed a bug that prevented shapeshifted Druids from exiting certain dungeons.
Fixed an issue where Luck of the Draw was not being given to players entering The Escape from Durnholde from a Random Dungeon Finder queue.

October 2, 2023

Wrath Classic

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

AUGUST 10, 2023
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.

JULY 31, 2023
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 24, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

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

JULY 20, 2023

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 18, 2023

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 12, 2023

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.

JULY 11, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed a bug causing the cost of the Relentless Gladiator’s Rifle to not be similar to the cost of Relentless two-hand and ranged weapons.
Fixed an issue where Glyph of Polymorph did not remove intended versions of Ignite, Deep Wounds, and Piercing Shots.
Fixed an issue preventing the Steel Gate Flying Machine from grappling Sack of Relics for the quest “I’ve Got a Flying Machine!”
Fixed a bug that could prevent the game from launching on MacOS Sonoma (Version 14).
Dungeons

In Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom (Titan Rune):

Players will no longer lose threat when they are web-wrapped.
The minions that take part in the Hadronox gauntlet will no longer gain a health and damage buff from Empowered: Shadow Rune aura and will also no longer web-wrap players.
The Skittering Swarmers in Hadronox’s Lair will no longer web-wrap players.

Raids

Twin Val’kyr’s Light and Dark essences will no longer have their damage buff component removed by invulnerabilities.

JULY 6, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Utgarde Pinnacle and Utgarde Keep

Glaciate and Icy Path will no longer kill players when they are affected by King Ymiron’s Screams of the Dead during Defense Protocol Alpha or Beta.
Fire Blast now does 6% max hp damage per second, instead of 10% during Defense Protocol Beta.
Fire Blast will now get casted much sooner after Glaciate during Defense Protocol Beta.

June 28, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Rogue

Fixed an issue where Rogue’s Tier 9 2-piece set bonus was not properly reducing the energy cost of the next ability used.

June 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Achievements

[with June 26 changes] Torch Juggler can now be completed in Dalaran, Stromwind, Ironforge, Orgrimmar, and Undercity.
[with June 26 changes] Completing the Trial of the Grand Crusader on Heroic difficulty (10 or 25) will now grant credit for both the heroic and normal versions of the achievement (Call of the Crusade and Call of the Grand Crusade) since both versions now share a lockout.

Items and Rewards

[with June 26 changes] Fixed an issue where some Tier 9 set bonuses were giving an unintended Critical Strike Damage or Healing modifier.

June 26, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Fixed an issued where Desecration was pulling characters out of stealth.

Warrior

Fixed an issue where Deep Wounds was not doing damage while the Warrior is crowd controlled.

June 23, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Utgarde Pinnacle and Utgarde Keep

Fixed an issue where Fire Blast on Titan Rune Protocol Beta difficulty was occasionally doing 10 damage instead of 10% of a player’s max health.

Player versus Player

Mercenary Mode for Isle of Conquest has been disabled.

June 22, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’kahet

Players below level 80 should now be able to enter Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’kahet.

June 21, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Quests

Midsummer Fire Festival

Fixed an issue where the Heroic version of The Slave Pens had Ahune, and related creatures, set to level 80 instead of level 70. The intention is that level 80 players are to go into the Normal difficulty dungeon to fight the level 80 version of Ahune.

june 20, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Mage

Ice Armor should no longer fall off when players have either rank 1 or rank 2 of Frost Warding.

Warrior

Blood Frenzy should now fall off when Deep Wounds falls off the target.

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

Yogg-Saron

Guardians of Yogg-Saron will once again spawn normally during Phase 1.

june 1, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Commendation of Bravery is again available from Veteran Arena vendors: Argex Irongut in Gadgetzan, Kezzik the Striker in Area 52, and Nargle Lashcord in Dalaran.

May 11, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Sara will now receive a message on Vezax’s death that forces her to spawn immediately.

Developers’ notes: This should prevent the issue that a few rocket boot equipped players experience where it’s currently possible, if you run fast enough into Yogg’s room after Vezax’s death, that you start the encounter before Sara has spawned and results in a Yogg fight that can’t progress past phase 1. Thanks speedrunners!

April 10, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Druid

Developers’ notes: We are making a follow-up change on the Omen of Clarity adjustment we made last week. We found the change that prevented Gift of the Wild from trigging Omen of Clarity was unnecessary, and will have a negative impact on Balance Druids, so that change is being reverted. The Bear threat multiplier has also been raised slightly.
Omen of Clarity now triggers from Gift of the Wild.
Slightly increased Bear threat multiplier.

April 3, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

[With weekly restarts] Fixed a bug that caused tanks to benefit from roughly twice the intended amount of Dodge from the Dodge Rating statistic.

Developers’ notes: We’re fixing this to avoid seeing raid groups skew toward maximizing for it. This fix will not change your Dodge % displayed on your character sheet, as the bug was invisible to players.

[With weekly restarts] Reduced Algalon’s melee damage by 10% in both 10-player and 25-player difficulties.

Developers’ notes: We feel that the increase in pressure on tanks and healers from the Dodge bugfix will be manageable in other encounters, but this one needs a compensatory tweak.

Classes

Druid

Omen of Clarity will now always trigger when Faerie Fire (Feral) is used on a non-player-controlled target. It will no longer trigger from casting Gift of the Wild.

Developers’ notes: This change is intended to make Feral DPS gameplay more accessible to the average WotLK Classic player and resolve many of the design challenges created by “Bear-weaving” and “Flower-weaving” combat strategies. It is expected to be a slight buff to the best Feral DPS players around 5% to 10% depending on encounter, and a larger buff to players who were not employing these strategies.

March 31, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Activating Tracking abilities such as Find Fish can no longer trigger combat effects.

March 30, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Paladin

Glyph of Righteous Defense will now properly increase the chance to hit with that ability.

March 28, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Summoning companion pets can no longer trigger combat effects.

March 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where Val’anyr, Hammer of the Ancient Kings was absorbing more than intended. Accumulated absorb amounts are now correctly capped at 20,000 health.

Developers’ note: The absorb shield from Val’anyr was always intended to have a cap of 20,000 health, but there was a typo in the spell script in original Wrath of the Lich King version 3.3.5. The script was set the absorb amount to 200,000! This was never noticed by players in original Wrath.

March 10, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue with some errant messages involving raid difficulty selection.
Fixed an issue where role icons would not appear on raid frames next to the player’s name.
Fixed an issue where quests could not be linked in chat.

March 1, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Fixed an issue in instances where Heroism and Bloodlust were resetting the duration of the Exhaustion and Sated even if you did not benefit from Heroism or Bloodlust.

February 28, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Player versus Player

Ranked Arena matches that include participants from both the Americas and Oceanic realms are now always served from the Pacific Time Zone, to minimize average latency.

February 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Achievements

School of Hard Knocks is no longer required for the Children’s Week meta-achievement For the Children.

February 24, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Players in an instance will no longer receive Exhaustion or Sated debuffs when they are not within range to benefit from Heroism or Bloodlust.

February 21, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Items and Rewards

Increased the mana regeneration effect on Meteorite Crystal to 85 (was 68).

February 17, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Paladin

Fixed an issue with the Vindication talent’s effect stacking inappropriately with other similar effects.

Warlock

Fixed an issue with Curse of Weakness stacking inappropriately with other similar effects.

System

We are adding Fire Elemental Totem, Earth Elemental Totem, and Army of the Dead to the list of cooldowns that are reset when an encounter ends. We feel this is safe now that Naxxramas is not the primary raid.

February 16, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

Fixed an issue causing vehicles in Ulduar to sometimes spin indefinitely.

Items and Rewards

The following items have received adjustments to their bonuses to be in line with other Ulduar item buffs: Comet’s Trail, Dark Matter, Meteorite Crystal, Sigil of the Vengeful Heart.

February 13, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Adjusted Summon Gargoyle so that it now summons at the Death Knight’s own location.

Developers’ notes: This is intended to prevent various misbehaviors by the Gargoyle, such as it becoming stuck in melee combat against enemies with very large hit boxes.

February 9, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed a bug that could prevent combat pets from attacking when the player attacks.

Developers’ notes: This bug was commonly seen by Death Knights, who reported their Army of the Dead ghouls standing around when they were expected to be attacking the Death Knight’s target. As a result of this fix, all combat pets should now engage enemies as they did in original Wrath of the Lich King. Now, pets in Defensive mode will attack when you do, without requiring that you command them to attack, and pets that don’t come with a pet bar will default to Defensive mode.

Classes

Paladin

Fixed an issue causing Paladins’ Improved Concentration Aura to reduce the duration of friendly Death Knights’ Anti-Magic Shell.

February 8, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Items and Rewards

Updated the Platinum Disks of Swiftness trinket’s on-use effect to no longer be able to be dispelled, bringing it in parity with the other Platinum Disks trinkets.

February 7, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where the Glyph of Righteous Defense was not applying the correct glyph in the Glyph UI. It is now working properly again.

February 6, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Daily quests now reset at 7:00 a.m. realm time, in order to coincide with all other daily resets.
Fixed an error when exchanging Emblems with Usuri Brightcoin.
Classes

Paladin

Retribution

[With weekly restarts] New glyph recipe added to inscription requiring 390 skill: Glyph of Reckoning. “Your Hand of Reckoning spell no longer taunts the target and can be used on targets immune to taunt effects.” This glyph will appear on inscription trainers.
[With weekly restarts] Seal of Vengeance and Seal of Corruption now apply stacks of their debuffs (Holy Vengeance and Blood Corruption respectively) when using melee abilities such as Divine Storm and Crusader Strike.

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

Fixed an issue where some players randomly received full resources (i.e. mana) unexpectedly in Ulduar.

Items and Rewards

Fixed an issue where certain gloves would display a texture on a character’s upper arms.

February 3, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Achievements

Alone in the Darkness should now be rewarded correctly to guilds killing Yogg-Saron on 25 player difficulty.

Classes

Mage

Arcane

The Arcane Stability talent should now correctly prevent pushback while channeling Arcane Missiles with the Missile Barrage trigger active.

February 2, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Fixed an issue where creating your first Death Knight would fail on the first attempt.

Druid

Nightsong Regalia (Tier 8) 4-set bonus heal now correctly triggers on each Rejuvenation.

Developers’ note: The once-on-every-other-Rejuvenation cast is true to the behavior in patch 3.3.5. However, the wording of the Tier 8 set bonus does not reflect this, and instead indicates that Rejuvenation should provide an instant-heal on cast. It seemed like the fair thing to do would be to reimplement the once-on-every-Rejuvenation-cast trigger rate.

February 1, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Items and Rewards

Stormjewels are now correctly unique-equippable.
The Blood of the Old God trinket now has the correct attack power value trigger in its tooltip.

January 31, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Druid

The Cenarion Raiment Druid set from Molten Core now reduces the cooldown of Tranquility by only 15%, rather than 50%.

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

XT-002 Deconstructor

Developers note: We want to make XT-002 Hardmode more approachable on both 10 and 25 player difficulties while maintaining the exciting pacing of the original pre-nerf 6 minute berserk timer. This will result in hp values that are technically lower overall than the post-nerf version of XT but the challenge, albeit a more reasonable one, will still exist with a much shorter fight duration.
10 Player Hardmode

Total Damage required to defeat XT-002 reduced by 20% during the Heartbreak Phase.
Heartbreak Health % Buff is now 40% (was 90%).
Heartbreak Buff Health: is now 8,400,000 (was 11,400,000).
Life Spark Health is now 100,800.

25 Player Hardmode

Heartbreak Health % Buff is now 40% (was 90%).
Base Health is now 18,000,000 (was 25,000,000).
Heart Health is now 4,410,000 (was 6,125,000).
Heartbreak Buff Health is now 25,200,000 (was 47,500,000).
Life Spark Health is now 302,400 (was 352,800).

Items and Rewards

Block value socket bonus tooltips for the following items are now consistent with their in-game effects:

Valorous Redemption Legguards
Heroes’ Redemption Legguards
Greaves of the Shatterer
Timewarden’s Leggings
Skadi’s Iron Belt
Jungle Stompers
Topaz-Studded Battlegrips

January 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Sigil of the Vengeful Heart now increases Death Coil damage and Frost Strike damage by the correct amounts listed on the item’s tooltip.

January 24, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

The Transitus Shield will no longer dismount flying players or prevent flying.

January 23, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Sack of Ulduar Spoils and Large Sack of Ulduar Spoils now drop Emblems of Conquest instead of Emblems of Triumph.
Creatures and NPCs

Elder Bluewolf of the Lunar Festival has been found, and we’ve relocated them to the Wintergrasp fortress.

Dungeons and Raids

Weakened the increased healing taken effect generated from Blood of the Loa in Troll Heroic Dungeons with Defense Protocol Alpha active. That buff now has a 4 second duration (was 10 seconds) and cancels when the enemy is no longer affected by Blood of the Loa.
Ulduar

Iron Council

Stormcaller Brundir’s corpse will no longer get stuck midair if killed during his transitions into and out of Lightning Tendrils.

Professions

Fixed an issue where you could not abandon Leatherworking.

January 19, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Getting into combat with a Risen Zombie in Heroic Culling of Stratholme will no longer prevent activation of Defense Protocol Alpha.

January 18, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Auction House

Added options to sort by Buyout Price and by Unit Price. These can be selected via a gear icon button to the right of the search sorting headers.
Now, when you select an item to purchase, the total buyout price is displayed next to the Buyout button.
Searching an item name in quotes will now perform an exact match search for that item name.
Shift-clicking an item with the Auction House open will now paste the name of that item in quotes to the Auction House.

Creatures and NPCs

Class trainers were inadvertently forgetting to charge money for the dual talent specialization, profession respecialization, and other paid options. While we investigate the cause of their inadequate accounting practices, we’ve asked them to stop selling the dual talent specialization ability. Anyone who has already purchased dual talent specialization will be allowed to keep it, and we’ll re-enable it once we’ve fixed the issue. The profession specialization services will continue to be offered, but may spontaneously start charging their intended fee.

Dungeons and Raids

Defense Protocol Alpha

Bounty Satchels from Heroic Daily Dungeons, with Defense Protocol Alpha active, are no longer tradeable to party members.
The Frostbite effect from Heroic Utgarde Keep and Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle, while Defense Protocol Alpha is active, now appears as a debuff and cannot be cancelled via the UI.
The Bounty Satchel from the Heroic Daily Dungeon, when Defense Protocol Alpha is active, is now multidrop. This was an accidental oversight and was always intended to be multidrop. This means all members of the party can loot the item and receive 3 bonus Emblems of Conquest.

Obsidian Sanctum

Sartharion

Now drops an additional item when 2 or 3 drakes are alive, similar to 3.4.0.
10-Player now drops Reins of the Black Drake (instead of Reins of the Twilight Drake) when 3 drakes are alive.

January 17, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Azjol-Nerub

Krik’thir the Gatewatcher

Skittering Swarmers and Skittering Infectors can no longer cause additional web wraps when completing the Heroic version of this encounter with Defense Protocol Alpha active.

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#8 – Jan. 28, 2023, 12:54 a.m.
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January 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Sigil of the Vengeful Heart now increases Death Coil damage and Frost Strike damage by the correct amounts listed on the item’s tooltip.

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#26 – Feb. 1, 2023, 3:28 a.m.
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January 31, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Druid

The Cenarion Raiment Druid set from Molten Core now reduces the cooldown of Tranquility by only 15%, rather than 50%.

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

XT-002 Deconstructor

Developers note: We want to make XT-002 Hardmode more approachable on both 10 and 25 player difficulties while maintaining the exciting pacing of the original pre-nerf 6 minute berserk timer. This will result in hp values that are technically lower overall than the post-nerf version of XT but the challenge, albeit a more reasonable one, will still exist with a much shorter fight duration.

10 Player Hardmode

Total Damage required to defeat XT-002 reduced by 20% during the Heartbreak Phase.
Heartbreak Health % Buff is now 40% (was 90%).
Heartbreak Buff Health: is now 8,400,000 (was 11,400,000).
Life Spark Health is now 100,800.

25 Player Hardmode

Heartbreak Health % Buff is now 40% (was 90%).
Base Health is now 18,000,000 (was 25,000,000).
Heart Health is now 4,410,000 (was 6,125,000).
Heartbreak Buff Health is now 25,200,000 (was 47,500,000).
Life Spark Health is now 302,400 (was 352,800).

Items and Rewards

Block value socket bonus tooltips for the following items are now consistent with their in-game effects:

Valorous Redemption Legguards
Heroes’ Redemption Legguards
Greaves of the Shatterer
Timewarden’s Leggings
Skadi’s Iron Belt
Jungle Stompers
Topaz-Studded Battlegrips

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#41 – Feb. 2, 2023, 3:10 a.m.
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February 1, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Items and Rewards

Stormjewels are now correctly unique-equippable.
The Blood of the Old God trinket now has the correct attack power value trigger in its tooltip.

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#53 – Feb. 3, 2023, 3:11 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 2, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Fixed an issue where creating your first Death Knight would fail on the first attempt.

Druid

Nightsong Regalia (Tier 8) 4-set bonus heal now correctly triggers on each Rejuvenation.

Developers’ note: The once-on-every-other-Rejuvenation cast is true to the behavior in patch 3.3.5. However, the wording of the Tier 8 set bonus does not reflect this, and instead indicates that Rejuvenation should provide an instant-heal on cast. It seemed like the fair thing to do would be to reimplement the once-on-every-Rejuvenation-cast trigger rate.

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#58 – Feb. 4, 2023, 12:58 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 3, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Achievements

Alone in the Darkness should now be rewarded correctly to guilds killing Yogg-Saron on 25 player difficulty.

Classes

Mage

Arcane

The Arcane Stability talent should now correctly prevent pushback while channeling Arcane Missiles with the Missile Barrage trigger active.

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#69 – Feb. 7, 2023, 3:33 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 6, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Daily quests now reset at 7:00 a.m. realm time, in order to coincide with all other daily resets.
Fixed an error when exchanging Emblems with Usuri Brightcoin.

Classes

Paladin

Retribution

[With weekly restarts] New glyph recipe added to inscription requiring 390 skill: Glyph of Reckoning. “Your Hand of Reckoning spell no longer taunts the target and can be used on targets immune to taunt effects.” This glyph will appear on inscription trainers.
[With weekly restarts] Seal of Vengeance and Seal of Corruption now apply stacks of their debuffs (Holy Vengeance and Blood Corruption respectively) when using melee abilities such as Divine Storm and Crusader Strike.

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

Fixed an issue where some players randomly received full resources (i.e. mana) unexpectedly in Ulduar.

Items and Rewards

Fixed an issue where certain gloves would display a texture on a character’s upper arms.

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Community Manager

#76 – Feb. 8, 2023, 2:56 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 7, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where the Glyph of Righteous Defense was not applying the correct glyph in the Glyph UI. It is now working properly again.

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#78 – Feb. 9, 2023, 2:39 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 8, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Items and Rewards

Updated the Platinum Disks of Swiftness trinket’s on-use effect to no longer be able to be dispelled, bringing it in parity with the other Platinum Disks trinkets.

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#82 – Feb. 10, 2023, 2:37 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 9, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed a bug that could prevent combat pets from attacking when the player attacks.

Developers’ notes: This bug was commonly seen by Death Knights, who reported their Army of the Dead ghouls standing around when they were expected to be attacking the Death Knight’s target. As a result of this fix, all combat pets should now engage enemies as they did in original Wrath of the Lich King. Now, pets in Defensive mode will attack when you do, without requiring that you command them to attack, and pets that don’t come with a pet bar will default to Defensive mode.

Classes

Paladin

Fixed an issue causing Paladins’ Improved Concentration Aura to reduce the duration of friendly Death Knights’ Anti-Magic Shell.

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#89 – Feb. 14, 2023, 3:03 a.m.
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February 13, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Adjusted Summon Gargoyle so that it now summons at the Death Knight’s own location.

Developers’ notes: This is intended to prevent various misbehaviors by the Gargoyle, such as it becoming stuck in melee combat against enemies with very large hit boxes.

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Sanq
Community Manager

#102 – Feb. 17, 2023, 2:35 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 16, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

Fixed an issue causing vehicles in Ulduar to sometimes spin indefinitely.

Items and Rewards

The following items have received adjustments to their bonuses to be in line with other Ulduar item buffs: Comet’s Trail, Dark Matter, Meteorite Crystal, Sigil of the Vengeful Heart.

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Sanq
Community Manager

#109 – Feb. 18, 2023, 12:50 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 17, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Paladin

Fixed an issue with the Vindication talent’s effect stacking inappropriately with other similar effects.

Warlock

Fixed an issue with Curse of Weakness stacking inappropriately with other similar effects.

System

We are adding Fire Elemental Totem, Earth Elemental Totem, and Army of the Dead to the list of cooldowns that are reset when an encounter ends. We feel this is safe now that Naxxramas is not the primary raid.

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Community Manager

#114 – Feb. 22, 2023, 2:39 a.m.
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February 21, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Items and Rewards

Increased the mana regeneration effect on Meteorite Crystal to 85 (was 68).

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Sanq
Community Manager

#119 – Feb. 25, 2023, 12:32 a.m.
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Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

February 24, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Players in an instance will no longer receive Exhaustion or Sated debuffs when they are not within range to benefit from Heroism or Bloodlust.

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Sanq
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#123 – Feb. 28, 2023, 2:40 a.m.
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February 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Achievements

School of Hard Knocks is no longer required for the Children’s Week meta-achievement For the Children.

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Sanq
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#129 – March 1, 2023, 2:45 a.m.
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February 28, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Player versus Player

Ranked Arena matches that include participants from both the Americas and Oceanic realms are now always served from the Pacific Time Zone, to minimize average latency.

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Sanq
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#136 – March 2, 2023, 2:38 a.m.
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March 1, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Fixed an issue in instances where Heroism and Bloodlust were resetting the duration of the Exhaustion and Sated even if you did not benefit from Heroism or Bloodlust.

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Sanq
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#145 – March 11, 2023, 12:38 a.m.
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March 10, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue with some errant messages involving raid difficulty selection.
Fixed an issue where role icons would not appear on raid frames next to the player’s name.
Fixed an issue where quests could not be linked in chat.

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Linxy
Community Manager

#151 – March 28, 2023, 1:40 a.m.
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Today’s hotfix for Wrath Classic:

March 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where Val’anyr, Hammer of the Ancient Kings was absorbing more than intended. Accumulated absorb amounts are now correctly capped at 20,000 health.

Developers’ note: The absorb shield from Val’anyr was always intended to have a cap of 20,000 health, but there was a typo in the spell script in original Wrath of the Lich King version 3.3.5. The script was set the absorb amount to 200,000! This was never noticed by players in original Wrath.

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Sanq
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#159 – March 29, 2023, 1:47 a.m.
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March 28, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Summoning companion pets can no longer trigger combat effects.

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Sanq
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#163 – March 31, 2023, 1:44 a.m.
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March 30, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Paladin

Glyph of Righteous Defense will now properly increase the chance to hit with that ability.

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Sanq
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#168 – March 31, 2023, 11:39 p.m.
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March 31, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Activating Tracking abilities such as Find Fish can no longer trigger combat effects.

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Sanq
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#172 – April 4, 2023, 1:52 a.m.
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April 3, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

[With weekly restarts] Fixed a bug that caused tanks to benefit from roughly twice the intended amount of Dodge from the Dodge Rating statistic.

Developers’ notes: We’re fixing this to avoid seeing raid groups skew toward maximizing for it. This fix will not change your Dodge % displayed on your character sheet, as the bug was invisible to players.

[With weekly restarts] Reduced Algalon’s melee damage by 10% in both 10-player and 25-player difficulties.

Developers’ notes: We feel that the increase in pressure on tanks and healers from the Dodge bugfix will be manageable in other encounters, but this one needs a compensatory tweak.

Classes

Druid

Omen of Clarity will now always trigger when Faerie Fire (Feral) is used on a non-player-controlled target. It will no longer trigger from casting Gift of the Wild.

Developers’ notes: This change is intended to make Feral DPS gameplay more accessible to the average WotLK Classic player and resolve many of the design challenges created by “Bear-weaving” and “Flower-weaving” combat strategies. It is expected to be a slight buff to the best Feral DPS players around 5% to 10% depending on encounter, and a larger buff to players who were not employing these strategies.

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Sanq
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#178 – April 11, 2023, 1:44 a.m.
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April 10, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Druid

Developers’ notes: We are making a follow-up change on the Omen of Clarity adjustment we made last week. We found the change that prevented Gift of the Wild from trigging Omen of Clarity was unnecessary, and will have a negative impact on Balance Druids, so that change is being reverted. The Bear threat multiplier has also been raised slightly.
Omen of Clarity now triggers from Gift of the Wild.
Slightly increased Bear threat multiplier.

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Sanq
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#195 – May 12, 2023, 1:54 a.m.
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May 11, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Sara will now receive a message on Vezax’s death that forces her to spawn immediately.

Developers’ notes: This should prevent the issue that a few rocket boot equipped players experience where it’s currently possible, if you run fast enough into Yogg’s room after Vezax’s death, that you start the encounter before Sara has spawned and results in a Yogg fight that can’t progress past phase 1. Thanks speedrunners!

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Sanq
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#198 – June 2, 2023, 1:49 a.m.
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june 1, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Commendation of Bravery is again available from Veteran Arena vendors: Argex Irongut in Gadgetzan, Kezzik the Striker in Area 52, and Nargle Lashcord in Dalaran.

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Sanq
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#203 – June 21, 2023, 1:45 a.m.
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june 20, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Mage

Ice Armor should no longer fall off when players have either rank 1 or rank 2 of Frost Warding.

Warrior

Blood Frenzy should now fall off when Deep Wounds falls off the target.

Dungeons and Raids

Ulduar

Yogg-Saron

Guardians of Yogg-Saron will once again spawn normally during Phase 1.

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Sanq
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#206 – June 22, 2023, 1:43 a.m.
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June 21, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Quests

Midsummer Fire Festival

Fixed an issue where the Heroic version of The Slave Pens had Ahune, and related creatures, set to level 80 instead of level 70. The intention is that level 80 players are to go into the Normal difficulty dungeon to fight the level 80 version of Ahune.

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Sanq
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#211 – June 23, 2023, 1:38 a.m.
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June 22, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’kahet

Players below level 80 should now be able to enter Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’kahet.

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Sanq
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#213 – June 23, 2023, 11:49 p.m.
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June 23, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Utgarde Pinnacle and Utgarde Keep

Fixed an issue where Fire Blast on Titan Rune Protocol Beta difficulty was occasionally doing 10 damage instead of 10% of a player’s max health.

Player versus Player

Mercenary Mode for Isle of Conquest has been disabled.

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Sanq
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#216 – June 27, 2023, 1:53 a.m.
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June 26, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Death Knight

Fixed an issued where Desecration was pulling characters out of stealth.

Warrior

Fixed an issue where Deep Wounds was not doing damage while the Warrior is crowd controlled.

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Sanq
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#217 – June 28, 2023, 1:50 a.m.
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June 27, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Achievements

[with June 26 changes] Torch Juggler can now be completed in Dalaran, Stromwind, Ironforge, Orgrimmar, and Undercity.
[with June 26 changes] Completing the Trial of the Grand Crusader on Heroic difficulty (10 or 25) will now grant credit for both the heroic and normal versions of the achievement (Call of the Crusade and Call of the Grand Crusade) since both versions now share a lockout.

Items and Rewards

[with June 26 changes] Fixed an issue where some Tier 9 set bonuses were giving an unintended Critical Strike Damage or Healing modifier.

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Sanq
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#218 – June 29, 2023, 12:59 a.m.
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June 28, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Classes

Rogue

Fixed an issue where Rogue’s Tier 9 2-piece set bonus was not properly reducing the energy cost of the next ability used.

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Linxy
Community Manager

#220 – July 7, 2023, 1:52 a.m.
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Here are the hotfixes that went live in Wrath Classic today:

JULY 6, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Dungeons and Raids

Utgarde Pinnacle and Utgarde Keep

Glaciate and Icy Path will no longer kill players when they are affected by King Ymiron’s Screams of the Dead during Defense Protocol Alpha or Beta.
Fire Blast now does 6% max hp damage per second, instead of 10% during Defense Protocol Beta.
Fire Blast will now get casted much sooner after Glaciate during Defense Protocol Beta.

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Kaivax
Community Manager

#224 – July 11, 2023, 1:36 p.m.
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JULY 11, 2023

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed a bug causing the cost of the Relentless Gladiator’s Rifle to not be similar to the cost of Relentless two-hand and ranged weapons.
Fixed an issue where Glyph of Polymorph did not remove intended versions of Ignite, Deep Wounds, and Piercing Shots.
Fixed an issue preventing the Steel Gate Flying Machine from grappling Sack of Relics for the quest “I’ve Got a Flying Machine!”
Fixed a bug that could prevent the game from launching on MacOS Sonoma (Version 14).

Dungeons

In Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom (Titan Rune):

Players will no longer lose threat when they are web-wrapped.
The minions that take part in the Hadronox gauntlet will no longer gain a health and damage buff from Empowered: Shadow Rune aura and will also no longer web-wrap players.
The Skittering Swarmers in Hadronox’s Lair will no longer web-wrap players.

Raids

Twin Val’kyr’s Light and Dark essences will no longer have their damage buff component removed by invulnerabilities.

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Kaivax
Community Manager

#228 – July 13, 2023, 3:50 a.m.
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JULY 12, 2023

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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Kaivax
Community Manager

#232 – July 18, 2023, 2:53 p.m.
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JULY 18, 2023

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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Kaivax
Community Manager

#235 – July 21, 2023, 4:16 a.m.
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JULY 20, 2023

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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Kaivax
Community Manager

#236 – July 25, 2023, 4:15 a.m.
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JULY 24, 2023
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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Kaivax
Community Manager

#238 – July 27, 2023, 12:55 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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Kaivax
Community Manager

#239 – Aug. 1, 2023, 3:33 a.m.
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JULY 31, 2023
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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Linxy
Community Manager

#240 – Aug. 11, 2023, 2:14 a.m.
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AUGUST 10, 2023
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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Kaivax
Community Manager

#244 – Oct. 3, 2023, 12:44 a.m.
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October 2, 2023

Wrath Classic

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

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Kaivax
Community Manager

#247 – Oct. 18, 2023, 12:40 a.m.
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October 17, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue where defeating Aku’mai in Blackfathom Deeps and Archaedas in Uldaman was not properly completing the dungeon and rewarding players when queued into via the Random Dungeon Finder tool.
Fixed a bug that prevented Netherwhelp and Frosty from appearing in the Pets tab.
Fixed a bug that prevented shapeshifted Druids from exiting certain dungeons.
Fixed an issue where Luck of the Draw was not being given to players entering The Escape from Durnholde from a Random Dungeon Finder queue.

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Kaivax
Community Manager

#253 – Oct. 21, 2023, 12:34 a.m.
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October 20, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Fixed an issue preventing the weekly raid quest from being offered after the weekly reset.
All versions of Ashen Verdict reputation rings are now Unique-Equipped.
The 10-player instance Upper Blackrock Spire was unintentionally listed in the Random Dungeon Finder and has been removed.
Fixed a bug that prevented the use of mounts that are items only.

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Kaivax
Community Manager

#270 – Oct. 26, 2023, 12:11 a.m.
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October 25, 2023
Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Adjusted the logic controlling the levels at which player-characters are allowed to queue for dungeons in the Random Dungeon Finder so that it is closer to the range displayed, which was also adjusted. Now, all classic dungeons should allow a range of roughly 8 levels: from 3 levels below the level of the final boss to 5 levels above. Burning Crusade dungeons should now allow a range of 3 levels below the end boss to 3 or 4 levels above it, and Wrath dungeons allow a range that starts at 3 levels below the end boss.

Developers’ notes: The most noticeable effect here is that the minimum level allowed for some dungeons has gone up slightly. This is intended to address situations that arise for players whose level was significantly lower than the rest of the group.

Fixed a bug that could prevent Masked Orphan Matrons from starting the Headless Horseman’s fire events in various towns.
Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Talon King Ikiss in Sethekk Halls to not grant completion credit for the dungeon in Random Dungeon Finder.
Fixed a bug that prevented Death Knights’ tier 10 Sanctified Scourgelord 4-piece damage bonus from working properly.
The “Sinister Calling” step has been removed from the “Hallowed Be Thy Name” achievement.

Developers’ notes: We’ve been working on a permanent fix for the underlying issue here, but we want to alleviate the immediate concern for players with Hallow’s End already underway.

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