Hotfixes -- Updated February 24

Hotfixes

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue where Tomb Burster in Revendreth was not resetting each day to give players another opportunity at her loot.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Fixed an issue that could cause the door to Sire Denathrius’ chamber to remain closed if Prince Renathal and General Draven began fighting loyalists prior to the door opening.
  • Timewalking: Black Temple
    • Illidan
      • Fixed an issue where Parasitic Shadowfiends would sometimes not reset after the encounter ends.

Items and Rewards

  • Renown weapon illusions can now be used in transmogrification after their appearance has been learned.

FEBRUARY 22, 2021

Covenants

  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where falling off the Maw during Forgeborne Reveries (Bonesmith Heirmir Soulbind) would sometimes cause the player to lose more Stygia.

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Pointed Courage (Kleia Soulbind) could sometimes hit more than 5 targets when casting Blink or Roll through enemies.
  • Necrolord
    • Mama Tomalin is now able to wear Abominable Accessories.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Theotar the Mad Duke (Soulbind) to serve tea to more than 4 allies with Wasteland Propriety when triggered by certain Venthyr class abilities.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Shriekwing
      • Fixed an issue causing Exsanguinating Bite to sometimes not hit her current target.
    • The Necrotic Wake
      • Discharged Anima and Discarded Shield effects will now cancel when a Mythic Keystone run begins.
      • Fixed an issue causing Winged Champions to die to damage from enemies.

Items and Rewards

  • Bosses now drop 33% more loot than before in all Timewalking raids.

Pet Battles

  • Shy Melvin no longer damages himself with Corrosion.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue where the visual effect of an Orc mage’s Ring of Frost was appearing delayed to enemy players.

FEBRUARY 16, 2021

Classes

  • Rogue
    • The Rotten (Legendary Effect) will now remove its associated buff when unequipped.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • There is now an additional delay before Edge of Annihilation is cast upon entering the third phase on Mythic difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Castle Nathria
    • Bosses now drop 33% more loot than before, in all difficulties.
    • Weapon tokens now drop more often than before, in all difficulties.
  • The Skulker’s Wing trinket now works more reliably against enemies of unusual size.

Quests

  • Alliance players in the middle of the introduction into Legion are now able to turn in “A Gift for the King of Stormwind” to Anduin in Stormwind Keep.

FEBRUARY 11, 2021

Covenants

  • Necrolord
    • Characters who switched to the Necrolord covenant and became stuck in progression should now be able to proceed once again.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Fixed an issue where Heart Rend was not targeting the correct number of players in 10 to 30-member raid sizes on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • General Grashaal will no longer cast Seismic Upheaval as his first spell in the final phase of Mythic difficulty.

FEBRUARY 10, 2021

Items and Rewards

  • The Frothing Pustule that spawn from the Infinitely Divisible Ooze trinket will now attack Grand Proctor Beryllia in Sanguine Depths.

The Maw

  • Fixed an issue where Ikras the Devourer could not be attacked after being pulled onto the bridge in the Beastwarrens.

FEBRUARY 9, 2021

Classes

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Focused Growth (PvP Talent) will now clear when Lifebloom fades while using The Dark Titan’s Lesson (Legendary Effect).
  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue where the slow effect from Lingering Numbness (Conduit) was not being removed with slow immunities (e.g. Blessing of Freedom).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Halls of Atonement
    • Inquisitor Sigar
      • Manifestation of Envy no longer fixates pets.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Devos
      • Resolved an issue where Raw Anima would sometimes spawn on the platform after the air phase ended.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • Resolved an issue where Dark Exile would fail to transport players to the lower platforms.

The Maw

  • Stygian Abductors will no longer attack players who are in transit between Chaotic Riftstones.

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Classes

  • Mage
    • Ring of Frost (Talent) will now always show its cast location visual effect.

Covenants

  • Fixed an issue where the first chapter of the covenant campaign could display as incomplete for characters who returned to the Kyrian and Necrolord covenants after joining a different covenant.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • [With regional restarts] Glyph of Destruction damage reduced by up to 20%, depending on group size, on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Withering Touch damage reduced by up to 20%, depending on group size, on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
    • Sun King’s Salvation
      • [With regional restarts] Soul Infusers, Vile Occultists, Bleakwing Assassins, Pestering Fiends, and Rockbound Vanquishers’ health reduced by 10% on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • [With regional restarts] Lady Inerva Darkvein now throws fewer bottles for smaller raid sizes, scaling from 1 to 3 (was 2 to 3) on Normal difficulty, and scaling from 2 to 4 (was 3 to 4) on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Anima Web now does up to 20% less damage for raids with fewer than 30 players on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Shared Suffering now does up to 20% less damage for raids with 10 players on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Base health for Conjured Manifestations and Harnessed Specters is now lower for raids with fewer than 30 players on Normal and Heroic Raid difficulties.
    • Council of Blood
      • Nadjia’s Familiar Predicaments (Venthyr Soulbind) will no longer unintentionally reduce the duration of Dancing Fever.
    • Sludgefist
      • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue that caused Chain Slam damage to not scale correctly with group size on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Chain Slam damage reduced by up to 35%, depending on group size, on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Colossal Roar damage reduced by up to 20%, depending on group size, on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • [With regional restarts] Overall damage scaling updated, with damage having been decreased by 25% for 10-player raids and increased by 10% for 30-player raids on Raid Finder and Normal difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Overall damage scaling updated, with damage having been decreased by 33% for 10-player raids and increased by 17% for 30-player raids on Heroic difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Stone Legion Goliath health decreased 11.1% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Stone Legion Skirmisher health decreased 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Heart Rend now targets 1 to 3 players, scaling from 10 to 30-player raid sizes, on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Seismic Upheaval now targets 4 to 10 players, scaling from 10 to 30-player raid sizes, on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Seismic Upheaval now targets 3 to 5 players, scaling from 10 to 30-player raid sizes, on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Wicked Laceration damage now scales with the number of players on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • [With regional restarts] Crimson Cabalist health reduced by up to 10%, depending on group size, on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • Improved the visibility of Crescendo.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Fixed an issue where the beneficial effect of the Prideful affix would not be applied to Priests in Spirit of Redemption form.
  • De Other Side
    • [With regional restarts] Mythic Keystone timer increased to 43 minutes (was 41 minutes).
    • Hakkar
      • [With regional restarts] Son of Hakkar melee damage reduced by 50%.
      • [With regional restarts] Blood Nova damage reduced by 20%.
    • Dealer Xy’exa
      • [With regional restarts] Arcane Lightning damage reduced by 25%.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Ventunax
      • [With regional restarts] Dark Stride duration decreased to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • [With regional restarts] Champion’s Boon duration increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Theater of Pain
    • Xav the Unfallen
      • [With regional restarts] Health reduced by 10%.
  • The Eternal Palace
    • Blackwater Behemoth
      • Fixed an issue where the encounter doors would not open if Blackwater Behemoth was defeated quickly.
      • Fixed an issue where the Darkwater Jellyfish would sometimes not despawn after the encounter ends.

Items and Rewards

  • [With regional restarts] Increased the amount of Anima dropped by Mythic Keystone Dungeons and Raid bosses:
    • Completing a Mythic Keystone at +7 to 9 will now award 2 Rare Anima items.
    • Completing a Mythic Keystone at +10 and higher will now awards 3 Rare Anima items.
    • The first 8 bosses in Castle Nathria will now drop 3 Anima items.
    • Stone Generals and Sire Denathrius will now drop 5 Anima items.
  • Love is in the Air items are now more appropriately item leveled.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Empyreal Ordnance buff missiles to fail to return if the player moved outside the initial 40 yard range. The missile buff should now return to the player up to 100 yards away.

Player versus Player

  • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where sometimes an Azerite node could spawn on top of an existing Azerite node in the Seething Shore battleground.
  • [With regional restarts] Reduced the time it takes to gather an Azerite node to 6 seconds (was 7 seconds).
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • [With regional restarts] Necrotic Strike now absorbs up to 6% of the target’s health (was 4%).
      • [With regional restarts] Virulent Plague and Virulent Eruption are no longer reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] Careful Aim now deals 35% bonus damage when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With regional restarts] Bestial Wrath’s effectiveness is no longer reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Mage
    • [With regional restarts] Dampened Magic (PvP Talent) reduces magical damage over time effects by 10% (was 20%).
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] Glacial Spike (Talent) is no longer reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • [With regional restarts] Ray of Frost (Talent) is no longer reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Fire
      • [With regional restarts] Pyrokinesis (PvP Talent) reduces Combustion’s cooldown by 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • [With regional restarts] Chrysalis (PvP Talent) reduces Life Cocoon’s cooldown by 40 seconds (was 25 seconds).
      • [With regional restarts] Mana regeneration increased by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • [With regional restarts] Damage transferred through Ultimate Sacrifice (PvP Talent) is no longer affected by Blessing of Sacrifice’s Rank 2 upgrade.
      • [With regional restarts] Mana regeneration is decreased by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

WoW Classic

  • Lunar Festival quests that were completed last year can once again be completed after revisiting Stormwind or Orgrimmar.

FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Classes

  • Paladin
    • Concentration Aura no longer incorrectly reduces the duration of Death Knight’s Anti-Magic Shell.

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue wherein Niya’s Tools: Burrs (Soulbind) would trigger off spells and abilities that don’t deal damage.
    • Fixed an issue wherein Niya’s Tools: Burrs (Soulbind) would trigger on more than one target.
  • Venthyr
    • Available “Mirror Maker of the Master” sidequests in the Ember Ward now appear on the map for venthyr players that did not complete the questline while leveling.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Halls of Atonement
    • Improved the visibility of Depraved Houndmaster’s Loyal Beasts ability.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • The kyrian that takes players back to the entrance platform now only spawns after Kin-Tara has been engaged.

Quests

  • Characters that used the Faction Change service after completing the quest “Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons” should now see the Death Gate to Acherus and be able to continue the questline.

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

Adventures

  • Adventures from a wider array of levels are now available for advanced players who have progressed their Command Table.

Classes

  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue where Mental Recovery’s (Conduit) slow effect was not being removed with slow immunities (e.g. Hand of Freedom).

Quests

  • Defeating Amarth in The Necrotic Wake now provides quest credit for “A Call to Bastion.”

FEBRUARY 3, 2021

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Vengeful Retreat no longer causes the Demon Hunter to fail to charge to The Hunt’s (Night Fae Ability) target.
    • Vengeance
      • Throw Glaive, Sigil of Flame and Elysian Decree (Kyrian Ability) should now properly generate threat on targets the Demon Hunter has not attacked.

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue where Horn of the Wild Hunt (Korayn Soulbind) was using an incorrect sound effect.
    • Fixed an issue where Wild Hunt’s Charge (Korayn Soulbind) wouldn’t function while using Natural Impetus.

Player versus Player

  • Covenants
    • Necrolord
      • Fleshcraft’s channel will no longer be canceled at the start of an arena match.
  • Warlock
    • The channel for summoning a demon will no longer be canceled at the start of a battleground or arena match.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • The Torghast storyline quest “Lest the Trail Go Cold” can now also be completed in Skoldus Halls, Fracture Chambers and Soul Forges. The quest text will be updated to match this in a later patch.

FEBRUARY 2, 2021

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • The Frenzied Monstrosity (Legendary Effect) buff will no longer stay active if the player unequips the legendary.
  • Hunter
    • Updated the range of Markman’s Advantage (Conduit) to match Hunter’s Mark.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Shadow Mend will now properly apply its damage over time effect on allies.

Covenants

  • Bastion
    • Fixed an issue where “Mysterious Soul Mirror” could not be turned in by characters who have completed the Kyrian campaign.
  • Night Fae
    • Dreamweaver’s (Soulbind) Soothing Voice can now be removed by Cloak of Shadows.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Damage taken from Grievous (Affix) will now reduce the duration of Shadow Mend’s damage over time effect on the ally.
  • Plaguefall
    • Rigged Plagueborers cast Wretched Phlegm less frequently.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue during the Bastion world quest “Flight School: Up and Away!” where a single flower could trigger multiple jumps.

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
      • [With regional restarts] Chill Streak (PvP Talent) damage has been reduced by 10%.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
    • Survival
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Paladin
    • Shadow Resistance Aura will no longer be removed from the Paladin when they die.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue where Resolute Barrier’s (Conduit) effect could be placed on cooldown when the Warlock took damage lower than 5% of their maximum health.
    • Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With regional restarts] Master and Commander (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Rallying Cry by 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 3%.
      • [With regional restarts] Master and Commander (PvP Talent) reduces the cooldown of Rallying Cry by 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • [With regional restarts] When Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) is triggered, the player inside the pod will be dropped from targeting.
    • [With regional restarts] To help with locating easier, the Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) nameplate will now appear as a white player nameplate rather than a red minion nameplate.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • [With regional restarts] Bosses now gain 30% increased health when Tyrannical (Affix) is active (was 40%).
  • De Other Side
    • [With regional restarts] Headless Client melee damage reduced by 40% and Discharge damage reduced by 33%.
    • [With regional restarts] 4.RF-4.RF’s Metallic Jaws damage reduced by 33% and W-00F now prefers non-tank targets.
    • [With regional restarts] Atal’ai Deathwalker melee damage reduced by 25% and Gushing Wound is cast less frequently.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • [With regional restarts] Drust Soulcleaver’s Soul Split damage reduced by 40%.
  • Plaguefall
    • [With regional restarts] Rotting Slimeclaw’s Corroded Claws damage reduced by 50%.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • [With regional restarts] Chamber Sentinel’s Severing Slice initial damage reduced by 50%.
    • [With regional restarts] Frenzied Ghouls cast Shadow Claws less frequently.
    • [With regional restarts] Insatiable Brute’s Slam damage reduced by 21% and is cast less frequently.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • [With regional restarts] Etherdivers cast Insidious Venom less frequently.
    • [With regional restarts] Forsworn Kyrian’s Dark Lash cast time increased to 2 seconds (was 1.5 seconds).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • [With regional restarts] Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay bleed damage reduced by 70% and duration reduced to 10 seconds (was 20 seconds).
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where Zolramus Bonecarver’s Boneflay bleed damage was reduced by Armor.
    • [With regional restarts] Skeletal Marauders cast Gruesome Cleave less frequently.
  • Theater of Pain
    • [With regional restarts] Unyielding Contender’s Vicious Strike damage reduced by 20%.
    • [With regional restarts] Ossified Conscripts cast Cruel Slash less frequently.
      • Developers’ note: We’ve noticed tanks in Mythic Keystone Dungeons feeling pressured to spend more time running away and less time actually tanking than we’d like. In an effort to address this, we’re dialing back the tank damage of a number of dungeon denizens who’ve proven to be particularly painful.

Items and Rewards

  • [With regional restarts] Vantus Rune: Castle Nathria now grants 100 Versatility (was 40).
  • Fixed an issue where the Treant Sprout summoned from Treecorn was missing all of its attacks.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that would provide too much quest credit for “A Call to Bastion” when Kin-Tara was defeated.

JANUARY 29, 2021

Adventures

  • Kyrian Covenant Companions

    • Apolon health increased by 25%, and spell effectiveness increased by 100%.
    • Bron attack increased by 50%.
    • Disciple Kosmas health increased by 20%.
    • Hala health increased by 17%, attack increased by 50%, and spell effectiveness increased by 30%.
    • Ispiron attack increased by 33%.
    • Kythekios attack increased by 50%, and spell effectiveness increased by 167%.
    • Molako health increased by 67%, and spell effectiveness increased by 33%.
    • Nemea attack increased by 33%, and spell effectiveness increased by 50%.
    • Pelagos health increased by 20%.
    • Pelodis attack increased by 33%, and spell effectiveness increased by 50%.
    • Telethakas health increased by 100%, and spell effectiveness increased by 167%.
    • Teliah spell effectiveness increased by 18%.
      • Developers’ note: The Kyrian Covenant Companions were a mix of durable combatants and fragile fighters who had big abilities, but deploying them effectively wasn’t as intuitive as expected. To compensate, we’ve boosted many abilities and decreased some Companions’ overall fragility.
  • Venthyr Covenant Companions

    • Ayeleth the Deprived health increased by 38%, and spell effectiveness increased by 43%.
    • Bogdan spell effectiveness increased by 150%.
    • Dug Gravewell health increased by 14%.
    • General Draven health increased by 25%.
    • Kaletar the Mender health increased by 20%, and spell effectiveness increased by 67%.
    • Lost Sybille health increased by 50%, and spell effectiveness increased by 40%.
    • Nadjia the Mistblade health increased by 30%.
    • Nerith Darkwing health increased by 38%.
    • Rahel health increased by 40%, and spell effectiveness increased by 100%.
    • Simone health increased by 38%.
    • Stonehead health increased by 25%, cooldown increased to 4 rounds (was 2), and spell effectiveness increased by 400%.
    • Stonehuck health increased by 25%.
    • Thela Soulsipper health increased by 38%.
    • Theotar health increased by 25%, and spell effectiveness increased by 20%.
    • Vulca health increased by 25%, and spell effectiveness increased by 25%.
      • Developers’ note: Many of the Venthyr Covenant Companions were not as well established in their different roles as we hoped. Some had a powerful attack, but were beaten before they could deploy it. They’ve each received an improvement that fits with their purpose.
  • Night Fae Covenant Companions

    • Ardenweald Trapper: Bramble Trap ability has been redesigned. This is now a 1-cooldown ability which deals damage and reduces the damage of the next enemy attack.
      • Developers’ note: This corrects a bug that caused its damage reduction to incorrectly apply permanently to enemy units.

Dungeons

  • Spires of Ascension
    • Kyrestia the Firstborne will now hover a little further back from the Devos encounter, eliminating most camera interference she once caused.

Player versus Player

  • Valiant Strikes (Soulbind) stacks will now be cleared at the start of battleground and arena matches.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue with the Western Plaguelands quest “Combat Training” where players could end up with a large number of Enthralled Val’kyr.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Completing a layer on any character now unlocks that layer for all characters on the same WoW account who meet the requirements to enter Torghast.

JANUARY 28, 2021

Achievements

  • Taking damage from Serrated Tear and Wicked Laceration no longer trigger Bouquet of Wilted Sanguine Roses to bloom for the Feed Me, Seymour! achievement. Collecting an Anima Orb or a Massive Anima Orb now triggers Bouquet of Wilted Sanguine Roses to bloom.

Classes

  • Druid
    • Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) will no longer attempt to cast on nearby enemies in a different phase from the Druid.
    • Balance
      • Force of Nature (Talent) correctly taunts nearby enemies when cast on an elevator or transport.
    • Feral
      • Draught of Deep Focus (Legendary Effect) now correctly works with Lunar Inspiration (Talent).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Plaguefall
    • Plaguebound Devoted’s death animation now appears as soon as they are defeated.

Player versus Player

  • The Front Line Fortitude buff in Ashran will now correctly apply to Retribution and Protection Paladins, and Feral and Guardian Druids.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue during the Western Plaguelands quest “Combat Training” where the Enthralled Val’kyr and Forsaken Troopers could be taken into unintended areas.

JANUARY 27, 2021

Classes

  • Paladin
    • Reign of Endless Kings (Legendary Effect) cooldown will no longer be reset when the Paladin uses Divine Shield.

Covenants

  • Venthyr
    • The Thrill Seeker (Nadjia Soulbind) buff can no longer be removed by right clicking the effect’s icon. Her appetite for danger will not be deterred.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Sludgefist
      • Protection Paladins blocking Giant Fists should now trigger the damage component of Holy Shield (Talent).

The Maw

  • Fixed an issue where Souls would not release from their Stone Prison if a player’s pet deals the final blow.
  • Druids can now shapeshift out of the slow effect from Ghastly Willbreaker’s Shatter Resolve.
  • Fixed an issue where Eye of the Jailer: Soul Surge’s ground visual effect was not visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Fixed an issue where Shadehounds outside of the Hunt: Shadehounds had tooltips and highlighting indicating that they are part of the hunt.

JANUARY 26, 2021

Classes

  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Barrage should now correctly return 1.5% mana per Arcane Charge.
  • Priest
    • Crystalline Reflection (Legendary Effect) damage will no longer cause players to stand up while they are eating or drinking.
  • Warlock
    • Unstable Affliction will now appear as a high priority debuff on raid frames.

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue where the Covenant Sanctum report was displaying the incorrect status of the wildseeds growing in the Queen’s Conservatory.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Fixed an issue where Prideful’s Belligerent Boast missiles could change direction unexpectedly.

JANUARY 25, 2021

Achievements

  • To 'Ghast, Two Curios and 'Ghast Five are now account-wide achievements.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • The point of interest indicator for “Gorm Ruin Everything” should now be easier to see on the map.
  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where players were unable to enter the Inquisitor’s Crypt after opening the door during the quest “The Last Word.”
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue where Theotar’s Fury buff would sometimes not persist through death during the quest “Lowering Their Defenses.”

Creatures and NPCs

  • Darvel the Frugal should now correctly give the correct faction discount.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Council of Blood
      • [With regional restarts] Dreadbolt Volley damage reduced by up to 20% in smaller raid sizes in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties. The damage will remain the same in 30-player raids.
      • [With regional restarts] Drain Essence damage reduced by up to 20% in smaller raid sizes in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties. The damage will remain the same in 30-player raids.
      • [With regional restarts] Dark Recital duration reduced to 6 seconds on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 7 seconds).
    • Sludgefist
      • [With regional restarts] Colossal Roar damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Chain Slam and Chain Bleed damage reduced by 35% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • [With regional restarts] Stone Legion Goliath health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Stone Legion Goliath’s Ravenous Feast cooldown increased by 6 seconds on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Stone Legion Skirmisher health reduced by 6% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Serrated Tear and Stone Fist damage reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] Serrated Swipe, Serrated Tear, and Stone Fist’s range increased to 100 yards (was 10 and 20 yards).
        • Developers’ note: In addition to slightly reducing overall difficulty, we’ve made a number of changes to this encounter with the goal of making it feel more consistent between attempts. This means that while certain abilities are no longer avoidable, their impact together with other abilities should be more realistic to manage and the order in which they occur should be more reliable.
      • [With regional restarts] Heart Rend’s range increased to 300 yards (was 10 yards).
      • [With regional restarts] Heart Rend no longer applies Heart Hemorrhage to the player who dispelled the Magic effect on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With regional restarts] General Kaal and General Grashaal’s spell cooldowns now reset with phase changes.
      • [With regional restarts] Volatile Stone Shell absorb shield reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • [With regional restarts] Manifestation of Pride (Prideful Affix) now sees through Stealth and Invisibility effects.
  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • [With regional restarts] Plaguebound Devoted health and damage reduced by 40%.
      • [With regional restarts] Reduced the cast frequency of Infectious Rain during her final phase.
      • [With regional restarts] Slightly adjusted the timing of Plague Crash so there is a little more time between tentacle slaps.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where flying Chamber Sentinels would fail to contribute Enemy Forces requirements on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
    • Kryxis the Voracious
      • [With regional restarts] Severing Smash damage reduced by 20% on all difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Essence Absorption damage reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Executor Tarvold
      • [With regional restarts] Fleeting Manifestation health reduced by 20%.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • [With regional restarts] Lakesis, Klotos and Astronos are no longer affected by Mythic Keystone affixes that trigger on death (e.g. Sanguine).
    • [With regional restarts] Lakesis, Klotos and Astronos Oppression now increases damage taken by 1% per application (was 2%).
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • If Bloody Javelin and Discharged Anima hits more than eight enemies, the total damage is distributed evenly across all targets.
    • Kyrian armaments (Bloody Javelin, Discarded Shield, Discharged Anima and Forgotten Forgehammer) now persist through death.
    • [With regional restarts] Brittlebone Crossbowman and Brittlebone Warrior damage reduced by 20%.
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where Brittlebone Crossbowman’s Shoot was ignoring armor.
    • [With regional restarts] Brittlebone Mage’s Frostbolt Volley damage reduced by 20% and cast time increased to 3.5 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
    • [With regional restarts] Brittlebone Mage’s Frostbolt damage reduced by 36% and cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
    • [With regional restarts] Corpse Harvester and Corpse Collector health reduced by 29%.
    • [With regional restarts] Stitched Vanguard health reduced by 14%.
    • [With regional restarts] Nar’zudah’s health reduced by 20%.
    • [With regional restarts] Skeletal Monstrosity’s health reduced by 20% and melee damage reduced by 25%.
    • [With regional restarts] Loyal Creation health reduced by 24%.
    • [With regional restarts] Kyrian Stitchwerk health reduced by 25% and melee damage reduced by 17%.
    • Blightbone
      • [With regional restarts] Carrion Worm’s Blood Gorge applications required to trigger Carrion Eruption increased to 5 (was 3).
    • Amarth
      • [With regional restarts] Reduced the range skeletons are summoned during Land of the Dead.
      • [With regional restarts] Unholy Frenzy attack speed bonus reduced by 20%.
      • [With regional restarts] Reanimated Crossbowman and Reanimated Warrior damage reduced by 20%.
      • [With regional restarts] Reanimated Mage’s Frostbolt Volley damage reduced by 20%
      • [With regional restarts] Reanimated Mage’s Frostbolt damage reduced by 36% and cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
    • Surgeon Stitchflesh
      • [With regional restarts] Embalming Ichor duration reduced to 1 minute (was 6 minutes).

Items and Rewards

  • The Inscrutable Quantum Device trinket now considers all friendly players within range to be valid targets for assisting, regardless of group state.
  • The Inscrutable Quantum Device trinket now also considers its user to be a valid target for granting Mana as long as they are a Healing specialization.
  • The Inscrutable Quantum Device trinket will no longer attempt to execute enemy targets who are already dead.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Shadehound Armor Plating from being acquired in the Maw. The quest item can now be found by completing the Hunt: Shadehounds event.

Player versus Player

  • [With regional restarts] In 2v2 Arenas, Dampening will begin at 20% when both teams have either a tank or healer.
  • [With regional restarts] Players now deal 20% less damage to Death Knight, Hunter, and Warlock pets.
  • [With regional restarts] Fleshcraft (Necrolord Ability) can now be used while in the starting area for battlegrounds and arenas.
  • The Mine Carts in the Silvershard Mines battleground no longer take damage from any spells or abilities.
  • Druid
    • [With regional restarts] Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) no longer casts Full Moon and Feral Frenzy when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • [With regional restarts] Divine Favor (PvP Talent) cooldown increased to 30 seconds (was 25 seconds) and now increases cast speed by 30% (was 60%).
    • Protection, Retribution
      • [With regional restarts] Word of Glory’s healing has been reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Mage
    • [With regional restarts] Infernal Cascade (Conduit) has its effectiveness reduced by 33% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • [With regional restarts] Triune Ward (Legendary Effect) now provides 50% barrier effectiveness when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 65%).

The Maw

  • [With regional restarts] Players using Fel Rush and other similar movement abilities are now reliably able to return souls to Collector Marissa for the quest “Battered and Bruised.”

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • The following spells now go on cooldown when stopped by any means: Terror, Nature’s Bounty, Deafening Howl, and Phasing Roar. Previously, this cooldown would only occur with direct interrupts (such as Counterspell, Kick, Pummel, etc).
  • Anima Powers
    • Death Knight
      • Rune Hunter will no longer continue spawning Runes from Ashen Phylacteries after acquiring all 8 Rune buffs.

JANUARY 22, 2021

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue where Fallen Acolyte Ersine would not grant credit for the achievement Adventurer of Bastion.

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Explosive Shot (Talent) will now only show up as a debuff on the enemy’s nameplate for the Hunter who casts it.
  • Mage
    • Will to Survive (Human Racial) and Gladiator’s Medallion trinket will no longer prevent Mages from pressing Alter Time again to return to their previous location.
  • Shaman
    • Using Spiritwalker’s Grace while already channeling Fae Transfusion (Night Fae Ability) will no longer interrupt Fae Transfusion’s channel.
    • Spiritwalker’s Grace now allows you to use Fleshcraft (Necrolord Ability) while moving.

Covenants

  • Venthyr
    • The point of interest indicator for “Beast Control” should now be easier to see on the map.
    • Prince Renathal’s Decree is now removed from your inventory after turning in “Fangs and Minds.”

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue where some Horde characters could not see the refugees from the Undercity in Orgrimmar and some Alliance characters could not see the refugees from Teldrassil in Stormwind.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Bottled Anima no longer targets player pets and guardians.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Tirnenn Villager’s Overgrowth can no longer gain the Bolstered effect on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
    • Mistcaller
      • Illusionary Vulpin is no longer immune to Death Grip and disorient abilities.
      • Illusionary Vulpin will now recast Freeze Tag Fixation if Freeze Tag Fixation is cancelled.
  • Timewalking
    • Grim Batol
      • Resolved an issue in which Hooked Net could sometimes fail to correctly summon the Hooked Net enemy, permanently rooting players.

Items and Rewards

  • Upgrading a PvP item by spending Honor will now remove the ability to refund that item.
  • Fixed an issue where the Bastion treasure at the Grace of the Remembered could experience issues for players who left quickly after interacting with the Drink Tray.
  • The mana return of the Show of Faith and Corrupted Egg Shell trinkets has been reduced to be in line with items of comparable item level.
  • Ripe Purians can no longer be traded or sold on the Auction House.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Fixed an issue where some spells were not showing a portion of their visuals if Projected Textures was disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Anima Powers
    • Hunter
      • Neural Pet Enhancer will no longer sometimes incorrectly be retained on your pet while not using Eyes of the Beast.
    • Rogue
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Unceasing Chain Link to cease functioning after ascending a floor.

JANUARY 21, 2021

Achievements

  • Dark Animus’ health now scales based on raid size for completing the achievement I Don’t Know What I Expected.

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Fixed an issue where using a Shadowlands Character Boost on a Hunter may leave it without access to a pet.
  • Priest
    • Benevolent Faerie (Night Fae Ability) will no longer reduce the cooldown of Shadowfiend while one of its cosmetic glyphs are active.
    • Greater Fade (PvP Talent) will no longer immediately cancel when cast directly after a hostile action is taken.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Dread Feaster’s Gluttonous Miasma to be applied twice on a player.
  • De Other Side
    • Nathrian Inquisitors now appear in more locations around the dungeons central location after depleting a Mythic Keystone with the Prideful affix.
    • Mythresh, Sky’s Talons’ Wailing Grief will no longer continue to pull players in after being interrupted by a Haunted Urn.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Mistcaller
      • To prevent Freeze Tag from failing to fixate, Illusionary Vulpin is now immune to Death Grip and disorient abilities.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Ventunax
      • The screen visual effect of Blinding Flash is now less severe and less sudden.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Portals and meat hooks are now easier to click when there are players or pets surrounding them.

JANUARY 20, 2021

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Service In Stone (General Draven Soulbind) will now correctly trigger when the Death Knight dies due to Purgatory (Talent).
  • Druid
    • Druid Form sounds should now always match the visual when shapeshifting. No more cheetahs with a deep dinosaur voice running around out there.
  • Warlock
    • The Fatal Decimation (Necrolord Conduit) will now properly increase the damage of Decimating Bolt (Necrolord Ability) at Item Levels 213 and above.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • War Banner (PvP Talent) will no longer rarely persist on players after the banner has despawned.
      • Fixed an issue causing the second Mortal Strike from Mortal Combo (Conduit) to deal 20% less damage than intended.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue during the scenario “The Greater Good” where players who disconnected during the flight with Chyrus would not receive aid from Kleia, Pelagos, and Mikanikos, and would be unable to take a new flight to Elysian Hold.
    • Fixed an issue where Athanos could fail to activate during the scenario “The Greater Good.”
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue for level 60 Night Fae players who were eligible for the Threads of Fate quest “Return to Oribos” where the quest start location would appear in the wrong area.

WoW Classic

  • Naxxramas
    • Kel’thuzad will now reset if any creatures walk past the encounter door.

JANUARY 19, 2021

Adventures

  • Fixed an issue where Meatball would become unavailable if he is on a mission while changing covenants.

Classes

  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Fixed an issue where Reign of Endless Kings (Legendary Effect) would not trigger Guardian of Ancient Kings that’s under the effect of Glyph of the Queen.
      • Fixed an issue where Reign of Endless Kings (Legendary Effect) would not trigger on the correct target while talented into Guardian of the Ancient Queen (PvP Talent).
      • The Ardent Protector’s Sanctum (Legendary Effect) will no longer cause other Protection Paladin’s Ardent Defender to be placed on cooldown.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Clarity of Mind (Legendary Effect) will now properly extend the caster’s Atonements with Spirit Shell (Talent) when other Discipline Priests also have Atonement active.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • Odr, Shawl of the Ymirjar’s (Legendary Effect) damage debuff can no longer be reflected.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where the scenario “The Greater Good” could fail to end properly.
  • Necrolord
    • The constructs created by Necrolord players have had a few changes to their designs, and should no longer be as chatty as they were before.
  • Night Fae
    • Completing the Ardenweald covenant campaign will now result in a choice between a Castle Nathria Raid Finder main-hand or off-hand weapon instead of both, moving it in line with the other covenant campaigns.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Gormbore and Dustbrawl should now drop loot as intended.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Halls of Atonement
    • Echelon
      • The ground visual for Curse of Stone should remain visible with lowered Graphics Quality in the System Settings menu.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Mage
      • Fire Juggler should no longer be able to knock enemies into locations where they can’t be looted.

World Quests

  • The Anima Collectors are now easier to find in the world quest “Tithe and Taxes.”

JANUARY 15, 2021

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Horde players from earning the Vicious Saddle achievements.

Classes

  • Warrior
    • Challenging Shout’s cooldown will now correctly reset when a raid encounter ends.

Covenants

  • Necrolord
    • Channeling Fleshcraft (Covenant Ability) is now correctly interrupted by using items, such as activating trinkets.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Spatial Realignment Apparatus from making items it was used on untradable.

JANUARY 14, 2021

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent players from being healed by Collective Anguish’s (Legendary Effect) Fel Devastation.
  • Monk
    • Touch of Death will now reset its cooldown at the end of boss encounters.
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Guardian of the Forgotten Queen’s (PvP Talent) immunity effect can now correctly be dispelled by effects such as Warrior’s Shattering Throw, and Priest’s Mass Dispel.
  • Priest
    • Measured Contemplation (Legendary Effect) will now consistently grant stacks of its buff.
  • Warrior
    • Shattering Throw will now correctly remove immunity effects if the Warrior moves out of line of sight of the target after the weapon is in flight.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Phial of Serenity (Covenant Ability) will now reset its cooldown at the end of boss encounters.
  • Necrolord
    • Hearth Kidneystone (Emeni Soulbind) can no longer be used by Mind Controlled targets.
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue where the speed boost from Wild Hunt Tactics (Korayn Soulbind) didn’t occur when triggered by damage over time and heal over time abilities.

Dungeons and Raids

  • De Other Side
    • Mueh’zala
      • Resolved an issue where players could become affected by Quaking (Affix) when players are pulled back to his platform upon re-emerging on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Fixed an issue where the Lightless Force weapon enchant could unintentionally engage enemies from the floor above.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Kin-Tara
      • Fixed an issue that prevented her from using abilities until she ascends into the air when engaged in combat after a wipe.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Fixed an issue where Zolramus Necromancer’s summoned minions could not be defeated if they were at a distance from the necromancer upon its death.
    • Reduced the area of effect of Zolramus Sorcerer’s Shadow Well to match its visual.

Items and Rewards

  • The following trinkets with cooldowns 3 minutes or longer now reset when a boss encounter ends:
    • Inscrutable Quantum Device
    • Empyreal Ordnance
    • Bladedancer’s Armor
  • The Sinful Gladiator’s Vestment (Elite version) transmogrification set now contains the correct cloak.

Professions

  • Fixed an issue where Widowbloom was granting slightly less herbs per pick than other herbs.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Greatly increased the attack damage of summoned Beasts of Prodigum for characters with intellect specializations.
  • Vendors in Torghast now offer anima powers for your Beast of Prodigum if a Beast is present.

JANUARY 13, 2021

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Darkest Hour (Legendary Effect) from granting Darkness.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Holy Priests wearing X’anshi, Return of Archbishop Benedictus (Legendary Effect) and using Forgeborne Reveries (Bonesmith Heirmir Soulbind) will no longer benefit from Spirit of Redemption during Archbishop Benedictus’ Restitution.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where certain enemies would drop incorrect items during the scenario “The Greater Good.”
  • Night Fae
    • Korayn is now correctly rewarded when you complete “By Trials Forged.” Existing players who have already completed the quest should be awarded Korayn retroactively.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanguine Depths
    • Chamber Sentinel’s Severing Slice no longer hits nearby pets.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Harmful effects of Necrotic Bolt reduced by 40% when cast by non-boss enemies.

User Interface

  • The edge of the screen visual effects of the Cloak of Ve’nari or Lingering Cloak of Ve’nari can now be hidden when selecting Reduce Camera Motion or Keep Character Centered and Reduce Camera Motion in the Accessibility settings menu.

JANUARY 12, 2021

Classes

  • Druid
    • Reverted a recent change that caused Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) to strike targets affected by crowd control abilities that break on damage, such as Entangling Roots.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • “An Earned Bond” now displays the correct companion you will earn upon completion.
  • Night Fae
    • The point of interest indicator for “Mushroom for Improvement” should now be easier to see on the map.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that caused the shared cinematic for Maldraxxus and Revendreth Campaigns to not play for Venthyr players.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Resolved an issue where Lady Inerva Darkvein could not be attacked if players are defeated by her lieutenants.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the tribute tray and Silver Strongbox would sometimes not appear during the quest “The Sweetest Tribute.”
  • Fixed an issue where Kael’thas Sunstrider would sometimes not appear for the first scenario step during “Medallion of Dominion.”
  • Elite monsters now give more credit during the Maldraxxus Bonus Objective “Decaying Situation.”
  • Alliance players should no longer be teleported out of the Battle for Azeroth War Campaign instance of Orgrimmar when pushed “Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons.” Horde players will still be teleported out of the instance until they complete the “Through the Shattered Sky” questline due to conflicting instances for these two pieces of content.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • [For realms in the NA region only] Resolved an issue that temporarily turned off the Beasts of Prodigum event.
  • Anima Powers
    • Rogue
      • Corrected an issue where damaging Anima Powers (like Lightning Dust) were doing less damage than intended.

User Interface

  • The edge of the screen Anima visual affect that appears while dead is now removed when Reduce Camera Motion or Keep Character Centered and Reduce Camera Motion is selected in the Accessibility menu.

JANUARY 11, 2021

Achievements

  • The achievement Parasoling will now correctly display your current progress.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • [With regional restarts] Bone Shield grants armor equal to 70% of Strength (was 50%).
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Druid
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) no longer attempts to cast spells at targets affected by Cyclone and will no longer ignore targets affected by crowd control abilities that break on damage, such as Entangling Roots or Mass Entanglement.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 9%.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • [With regional restarts] All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] All damage is increased by an additional 2% while a two-handed weapon is equipped.
  • Rogue
    • Asssassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 8%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 8%, except for Bladestorm (Talent) and Dragon Roar (Talent).
      • [With regional restarts] Meat Cleaver (Talent) now increases Whirlwind’s damage by 25% (was 30%).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Theater of Pain
    • Kul’tharok
      • Draw Soul should no longer apply Soulless to Warriors while Bladestorm is active.

Items and Rewards

  • The Stamina from Tempered Armor Patch has been reduced to 24 (was 50) and can only be applied to items worn on the chest to match the Heavy Desolate Armor Kit.
    • Developers’ note: This item was always meant to be a lesser version of Heavy Desolate Armor Kit that you can earn as a rare drop or rare find on a vendor, but this item was accidentally missed when the Heavy Desolate Armor Kit was changed in Beta. The tooltip will be updated to reflect the change in a future hotfix or patch.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the base status User Interface from displaying the correct base icons in the Arathi Basin battleground.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Orb of Power icons from being displayed on the Temple of Kotmogu battleground map while they are at their pedestals.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Resolved an issue that caused Evasion (Rank 2) to fail to strike the target with Main Gauche while Evasion is active.
      • Resolved an issue that caused the interaction of a Paladin’s Eye for an Eye (Talent) and Evasion (Rank 2) to deal more damage than intended.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • The door to the next floor is once again locked until the Empowered enemy guarding it is defeated.
  • Anima Powers
    • Warlock
      • Fixed an issue where Pact of Infernal Intimacy stacks would reset when using portals on certain floors.

JANUARY 7, 2021

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Hunters can now feed their pets Shadowlands meats.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the flight in the quest “Aerial Reconnaissance” would not have a map marker directing them back to Kleia to restart the flight.
    • Fixed an issue where Nuuminuuru could fail to give credit for the quest “Path of Ascension: Nuuminuuru.”
    • Fixed an issue where other players’ Dismantled debuffs would be visible on the Forsworn Colossus in the Eternal Forge. We found the issue, and promptly dismantled it.
    • Fixed an issue where eligible players could fail to receive the Sundancer mount in Bastion after completing the event.
    • There are now more enemies available for the quest “Compassion, Blade of Humility.”
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue where defeating the dungeon boss on Mythic Keystone difficulty wouldn’t provide credit for “A Rare and Unusual Spirit.”
  • Venthyr
    • While seeking Feather Caps for “Ember Court: Mushroom Surprise!”, players will now be able to use Grappling Growths as expected.
    • The preferences of every guest are now always displayed in the Guest List, even before you’ve discovered them for the first time.
      • Developers’ note: This change should make it faster and easier to build a guest list that has compatible guests with similar preferences.
    • The guests Grandmaster Vole and Choofa will no longer appear on the Guest List if you don’t have the required reputation to unlock them.
      • Developers’ note: This change does not remove them from existing Guest Lists, but you can revoke their invitation and they will not reappear on the list until you are able to unlock them.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Plague Rot can no longer be interrupted.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where the Splintered Heart of Al’ar trinket would fail to trigger after suffering a lethal blow.
  • Sinful Gladiator’s Prestigious Cloak now counts as part of the Sinful Gladiator’s Elite transmog sets.
  • PvP items upgraded to Item Level 226 will now display their Elite appearance.
  • The disguise from the Acolyte’s Guise toy no longer cancels when teleporting.

The Maw

  • Fixed some issues with missing spawns and incomplete stage progressions in The Beastwarrens Hunts.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • You can now obtain the quest items for “Signs of the Lion” from higher layers of Twisting Corridors.

World Quests

  • Increased The Undying Army reputation rewarded from Maldraxxus Elite world quests.

JANUARY 6, 2021

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Wild Spirits (Night Fae Ability) is now briefly visible to the Hunter’s allies (was hidden entirely).

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue during the Kyrian campaign quest “Aerial Advantage” where the Battlesewn Rocs could display a parachute visual.
  • Venthyr
    • While on the Campaign Chapter: Confronting Sin, Blackbale Overseers will now also drop the item that starts the quest “Maldraxxian Weapons.”
    • The required animals to rescue for “Ember Court: Glimpse of the Wilds” has been lowered to 10 (was 15).
    • Niya now moves slightly faster and she can access her speed boost and leap ability more often during “Ember Court: Glimpse of the Wilds.”
      • Developers’ note: We’ve felt that the Glimpse of the Wilds event was taking a little too long to complete. To give you some breathing room for tackling other surprises at your Ember Court, we wanted to speed it up to be more in line with other events. We have more changes coming in the future to improve the clarity of Ember Court objectives and bonuses like Tubbins’s Lucky Teapot, so in the meantime, we wanted to make these smaller changes to improve the experience. When in doubt, take a peek at your map!
    • The size of the tools near Tulipnose have been increased to make them easier to locate for “Party Pests.”
    • Your Dredger Butler will now join the Ember Court and awaits your orders near the starting location. He’s eager to learn more about etiquette from friendly guests!

Dungeons and Raids

  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Fixed an issue where the door to her location could remain closed and lock players out after a wipe.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where players could not use the Eternal Gateway in Purity’s Pinnacle after looting the Penitence of Purity treasure.
  • Construct Disguise now only allows players to be recognized as a construct within the House of Constructs in Maldraxxus, as originally stated by the item. The disguises’ visual appearance is still usable outside the area, but it will no longer fool enemies outside the House of Constructs.
  • The Philosopher bow now sheathes correctly.
  • Soul Igniter and Empyreal Ordnance trinkets no longer break crowd controlled enemies or enemies that are out of combat.

Professions

  • Players should once again be able to use Skaggldrynk while on the Alchemy quest “The Price of the Black Market.”

Quests

  • Bastion
    • Fixed an issue where enemies in the Temple of Humility would respawn at inconsistent rates for various quests.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Enemies should be less likely to link together in overly large groups when tower forces and prisoners are engaged in combat.
  • Anima Powers
    • Decayfly Hatchlings summoned by Pulsing Rot-hive should be less aggressive in seeking out new targets.
    • Monk
      • Whirling Stormgem has been removed.

World Quests

  • The clouds are now more reliable during the Bastion world quest “Flight School: Up and Away!”

JANUARY 5, 2021

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue to make it easier for multiple players in the area to receive credit properly during the quest “Succumbing to Pride.”
    • Alexandros Mograine will once again properly assist players during the quest “Pursuit of Justice.”
    • Fixed an issue where players who abandoned the quest “The Blue Seed” would be unable to exit the cave to destroy the bramble wall after accepting the quest again.
    • Fixed an issue where the point of interest indicator on the map for “Through Glass” could be in the wrong location for characters that died and released.
  • Night Fae
    • Soothing Voice (Dreamweaver Soulbind) can now be removed by effects such as Hand of Freedom.
    • The starting location for “Searching the Grove” now has a point of interest indicator and should now be easier to see on the map.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that caused the quest “Sanctum Upgrade: Mirror Network” to display twice for players who had completed Laurent’s rescue mission.
    • Fixed an issue with the Campaign Chapter progress text requesting players to rescue Laurent from the Ember Ward instead of the correct requirements to complete the chapter.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Resolved an issue that could cause players to be unable to loot Shadowlands’ World Bosses if the boss is defeated while the player is offline.
  • Iceshatters’ Pulsing Shards now deal appropriate damage.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • [For realms in the NA region only] Resolved an issue that could prevent the door leading towards Artificer Xy’mox from opening after defeating Sun King’s Salvation in Raid Finder Wing 2, “Reliquary of Opulence.”
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh’zala
      • Resolved an issue where Crushed Soul damage was higher than intended on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Timewalking
    • Lowered the amount of loot per person in Timewalking raids to better match Shadowlands raid drop rates.

Items and Rewards

  • Covenant set bonuses now fade immediately when the armor granting the set bonus is removed.
  • The Path of Greed effect gained when opening certain Revendreth Treasures can now be removed by right clicking the effect’s icon.

Pet Battles

  • Certain low-level pet battle quests are no longer suppressed for characters that have not done the introductory quests to Battle for Azeroth.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where some Threads of Fate players were unable to use the Sinfall Flight Master.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tithelord could sometimes become stuck during the first phase of the quest “The Tithelord.”
  • Fixed an issue where level 50 characters could not accept the Twilight Highlands quest “Twilight Shores.”
  • Fixed an issue where the quest “Light Camera Action” would be unavailable to certain characters.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • [Live on NA realms. With regional restarts for other regions] Removed some of the weekly delays between certain Bolvar Fordragon Torghast storyline quests.
  • Anima Powers
    • Fixed an issue where Demon Hunter, Death Knight, Monk and Rogue class-specific anima powers were not appearing in Plundered Anima Cells.
    • Death Knight
      • The Horsemen’s Call now resets the cooldown of Death Gate when ascending floors.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue during the Bastion world quest “Things Remembered” where players could fail to receive credit for Kalisthene’s portion of the achievement, What Bastion Remembered.
  • The enemies required for “Allay Their Fears” now respawn faster.

JANUARY 4, 2021

Achievements

  • Players can once again earn the achievement Stay Chill from the Conclave of Wind encounter in Throne of the Four Winds.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Kynthia would not take off smoothly during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest “Trouble on the Western Front.”
    • Fixed an issue where Xandria was visible in two places at once during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest “Stronger Together.”
    • Willowblossom is once again present for players who abandoned the quest “Evil Grubbies.”
  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where the Anima Conductor daily quests in Maldraxxus were granting an incorrect amount of anima. The anima rewards are now equivalent to the other covenants Anima Conductor daily quests.
  • Venthyr
    • Players can no longer be seen fighting an invisible creature during the quest “Face Your Fears.”
    • A portal to Oribos will now appear next to the Sinfall Flightmaster once the third tier of the Venthyr Travel Network has been unlocked.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Resolved an issue where the debuff from Corpse Ticklers in Maldraxxus could not be removed for some players.
  • Ta’xera in Revendreth now has her correct voice.

Dungeons and Raids

  • De Other Side
    • The Manastorms
      • Resolved an issue where Millhouse Manastorm’s Power Overwhelming debuff was missing its text description.
    • Mueh’zala
      • Resolved an issue where player immunities (e.g. Divine Shield and Ice Block) could inadvertently cause Stellar Clouds to spawn on Mueh’zala’s active platform.
      • Resolved an issue where the death of Mueh’zala could be delayed if he’s channeling Master of Death right before he reaches 10% health.

Items and Rewards

  • Covenant armor sets can no longer be disenchanted if the item is acquired from covenant vendors.
  • The Memory of Past Sins trinket now appears within the Castle Nathria Adventure Guide for Enhancement Shaman.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed some benefits from Inscrutable Quantum Device to persist after the trinket was unequipped.
  • Fixed an issue with Pocket Portals stacking incorrectly.

Pet Battles

  • Pet battles have been temporarily disabled in Castle Nathria.

Quests

  • Threads of Fate characters who are level 60 are now eligible for the quests “Return to Oribos” in each zone.
  • Maldraxxus
    • “Bet on Yourself” now displays with a blue daily quest icon.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Resonant Misery no longer drops Stygia.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Priest
      • Bonus damage from Painbreaker Psalm will no longer cause Shadow Word: Death to deal increased backlash damage to the player.
  • Enemies
    • Mawsworn Flametender and Empowered Mawsworn Flametender’s Inner Flames now begins its cooldown at the start of the cast (was upon cast completion) and the time between casts increased to 30 seconds (was 20 seconds).

DECEMBER 22, 2020

Achievements

  • Resolved an issue where some players that interacted with Anima Crystal Shards in Bastion were not receiving credit towards Shard Labor.

Auction House

  • Fixed an issue where Favorited items would disappear after a sudden disconnect.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • Heartstop Aura (PvP Talent) will no longer affect the cooldown of Gladiator’s Medallion.
  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue with Flow of Time (Conduit) not reducing the Shimmer (Talent) cooldown by the appropriate amount at higher item levels.

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • The enemies required for “Minions of Mueh’zala” now respawn faster.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Larion Treats can no longer be used in instances, nor can the larions aid you in instances.
  • Corrupted Cloudfeathers can no longer be skinned.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t summon party members with a Warlock portal inside Castle Nathria on Mythic difficulty.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Resolved an issue where abilities would change their sequence if Artificer Xy’mox changes phases before casting Dimensional Tear.
      • Glyph of Destruction now applies to targets that are not in line of sight.
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Warrior’s Spell Reflect will no longer negate the Expose Desires ability.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue preventing Dancing Fever from being reapplied properly on Mythic difficulty.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Dusk Elegy was not correctly reducing incoming healing.
  • De Other Side
    • Increased the time to complete the dungeon by 2 minutes on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • The damage against enemies with Flesh Crafter’s Throw Cleaver no longer increases with stacks of Bolster from the Bolstering Affix on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Executor Tarvold
      • Castigate now inflicts damage every 1 second (was 0.75 seconds).

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue with Sephuz’s Proclamation (Legendary Effect) granting its buff regardless of whether the crowd controlling ability was successful or not.

Player versus Player

  • Vanndar Stormpike peered across the Alterac Valley battleground and saw that his adversary’s health was 20% higher than his own. Not to be outdone, Vanndar has put in the work and increased his own health by 20%.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Multiple Elethium anima powers will no longer appear in the same Anima Cell. In addition, their elemental damage and healing penalties have been reduced to -25% (was -75%).

WoW Classic

  • Rogue’s Bonescythe 8-Set bonus effect is now always consumed when Hemorrhage is used.

DECEMBER 21, 2020

Covenants

  • The weekly quests “Return Lost Souls” and “Replenish the Reservoir” will now display as a part of players’ Covenant Campaigns to better highlight their importance.
  • Soulbind abilities that generate loot such as Nature’s Splendor (Niya Soulbind) can no longer generate loot from enemies that don’t drop loot, such as summoned enemies.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Anima Orbs and Massive Anima Orbs can no longer be picked up by players with Anima Injection, Anima Infection, Volatile Anima Injection or Volatile Anima Infection.
      • Resolved an issue where Wicked Blade was not following the targeted players correctly on Normal difficulty.
      • Stone Legion Skirmisher’s now cast Wicked Slaughter every 10 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 8 seconds).
      • Stone Legion Commando’s Volatile Stone Shell absorb shield has been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fungalmancer’s Binding Fungus can now be interrupted and has a cast time of 3 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Fen Hatchling’s Clinging Infestation damage reduced by 50% per stack.
    • Fungi Stormer’s Fungistorm damage reduced by 20%.
    • Brood Ambusher’s Enveloping Webbing can now be interrupted.
    • Globgrog
      • Health reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Reduced the health of Slimy Smorgasbord by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Forsworn Goliath health reduced by 25%.
    • Kyrian Dark-Praetor health reduced by 30%.
    • Etherdiver no longer use the Maw-Touched Spittle ability.
    • Forsworn Helion no longer use the Crescendo ability.
    • The Intimidated and Oppression debuffs are removed more quickly after the casting Lieutenant (Klotos, Lakesis or Astronos) has been defeated.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Amarth
      • Tortured Echoes now expires after 30 seconds (was permanent), and its damage has been increased by 100% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Kul’tharok
      • Grasping Hands now correctly appears at two locations.
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused only one soul to become bound by Grasping Hands while two players stood at the spectral hands’ location.
    • Mordretha, the Endless Empress
      • Echoes of Carnage periodic damage reduced by 50% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Dark Devastation cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 1.5 seconds) and increased the size of the casting visual effect to be more noticeable.
      • Ghostly Charge cast time increased to 3.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).

Items and Rewards

  • The Battle for Azeroth mission “Present Yourself” now awards the correct version of Stolen Present.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Death Knight
      • [With regional restarts] New Anima Power: Hungerstone – Death Strike heals for an additional 10% of your maximum health over 5 seconds. Can be obtained 3 times.
      • [With regional restarts] Blightstone has been redesigned – Now increases the damage of your Blood Plague, Frost Fever, and Virulent Plague by 15%. Can be obtained 3 times (was 5).
      • [With regional restarts] Creeping Decay now also reduces the damage enemies deal to you while inside Death and Decay by 10%. Can be obtained 3 times (was 5).
      • [With regional restarts] Necromantic Bile has been redesigned – Now increases the damage of your Heart Strike, Obliterate, and Scourge Strike by 15%. Can be obtained 3 times (was 5).
      • [With regional restarts] Skull Bloomer damage increased to 75% (was 50%) and now also increases the damage of Frost Strike and Death Strike. Can be obtained 3 times (was 5).
      • [With regional restarts] Blood-tinged Poker now also increases the damage of Sacrificial Pact by 300%.
      • [With regional restarts] Slick Ice has been removed.
    • Monk
      • [With regional restarts] Maw-Darkened Slippers damage increased by 20% and now only deals damage when Rolling (was jumping and Rolling).
      • [With regional restarts] Dowsing Rod has been redesigned – Standing in your Faeline Stomp reduces the damage you and your allies take by 10%, but Faeline Stomp’s length is reduced.
      • [With regional restarts] Ever-tumbling Stone has been redesigned – When you activate this power, and whenever you change floors in Torghast, Roll grants immunity to all damage for 1 second per yard traveled.

DECEMBER 18, 2020

Achievements

  • While Anduin Wrynn and Baine Bloodhoof are somewhere in the Shadowlands, their criteria has been removed from the BB King Feast of Winter Veil achievement.

Adventures

  • Forest Shriekers now correctly display as melee.

Classes

  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Touch of the Magi will no longer replicate increased damage taken bonuses from the target.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Clarity of Mind (Legendary Effect) while talented into Spirit Shell will now properly extend Atonements while other Discipline Priests are present in the group.
      • Clarity of Mind (Legendary Effect) while talented into Spirit Shell will now extend Atonements that were applied right before casting Spirit Shell.
    • Holy
      • Cardinal Mending’s (PvP Talent) healing on pets and NPCs can no longer exceed the caster’s maximum health.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Focused Malignancy (Conduit) will now provide its damage increase when selecting the Rampant Afflictions talent.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where characters who swapped to the Kyrian Covenant would be told to complete the quest “A Calling in Bastion,” but be unable to complete the quest.
    • Fixed an issue where Xandria could phase out while on the Kyrian Campaign quest “A Perilous Journey” while she still offered a Calling quest.
    • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players who disconnected, summoned, or otherwise left the vehicle during the quest “Fight and Flight” would not be placed near Xandria and may be unable to interact with her.
  • Night Fae
    • Soulbound Spectre’s now deal appropriate damage and absorption during the quest “Cleansing the Forest.”
    • Fixed an issue where a small number of players were unable to see Featherlight for the quests “Break a Leg”, “The Fourth Wall, er, War”, and “What’s My Motivation?”
  • Venthyr
    • Stock: Appetizers now unlocks when reaching Friendly with the Ember Court. This upgrade grants you an additional 2 minutes in the Ember Court once you complete the quest chain that starts from Picky Stefan, your refreshment coordinator.
      • Developers’ note: While we are seeing people successfully making their guests happy, we want to give players a little more time to explore and try new guest combinations to help them prepare for when they unlock 3 guests in a few weeks.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Corrected an issue that could cause players to have reduced combat bonuses against level 40 and lower enemies (notably legacy raid and dungeon content) when leveling past 50.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Fixed an issue that caused Huntsman Altimor to not be afflicted with Broken Bond after Hecutis was defeated.
    • Sun King’s Salvation
      • Smoldering Remnants now wait 1.5 seconds before starting to inflict damage on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Reduced the damage of Smoldering Remnants by 10% on Normal difficulty.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue that would prevent Veteran Stoneguard from being attackable during Danse Macabre.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Anima Infusion, Anima Infection, Volatile Anima Infusion, and Volatile Anima Infection can no longer be removed by immunities.
      • Fixed issue that caused Wicked Blade to sometimes hit moving players twice.
      • Fixed issue sometimes causing 2 Wicked Blades to be launched simultaneously.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Holy Priests will now have their deaths count against the dungeon timer.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue preventing certain charge abilities from working on Forsworn Justicar.
    • Kin-Tara
      • Overhead Slash now only strikes her primary target and its damage has been reduced by 40%. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch.
      • Increased the distance at which melee characters can attack Kin-Tara.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Adjusted Blighted Sludge-Spewers visual effects to easily distinguish them from Disgusting Refuse.

Items and Rewards

  • The Great Vault’s Stygia reward is now more detailed about how much Stygia it provides.
  • Corrected an issue that caused some item levels on rewards granted from World Quests to not keep pace with character progress correctly.
  • The “Glowing Gift” trinket claimed from defeating the Greench should now scale to a more appropriate item level.
  • Momentum Redistributor Boots has had its damage capped at 20% of the player’s health. It has also been given a 5 minute cooldown.

Player versus Player

  • Battlegrounds
    • [ With regional restarts ] Level 60 non-player enemies in Alterac Valley should now be appropriately powerful and dangerous.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where “Field Seance" couldn’t be accepted while in a group.
  • Ardenweald
    • Fixed an issue where defeating Thulsketha the Binder would not provide credit for the quest “A Swift Intervention.”
    • Players can now complete “Witch’s Satchel” while “Terrors in Tirna Scithe” World Quest is active.
  • Bastion
    • Players on or eligible for the Bastion quest “Fruit of the Gods” can now see Elios in Hero’s Rest.
  • Threads of Fate
    • The quests “Bolstering Bastion”, “Rallying Maldraxxus”, “Support the Court”, and “Reinforcing Revendreth” will now be pushed to players in Threads of Fate mode who enter the appropriate corresponding level-up dungeon.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the respawn of feeding rituals during the Shadehounds Hunt to not respawn.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Refuge of the Damned and Shrouded buffs now have a stealth visual effect.
  • Empowered Imperial Consular’s Shadow Bolt Volley damage decreased by 40%.
  • The starting Anima Cell can now be reset after clearing the first floor (was after killing the final boss on the layer).
  • Anima Powers
    • Death Knight
      • Twisted Hellchoker is no longer strong enough to charm The Tarragrue.
    • Monk
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Stroke of Elegance from reducing the cooldown of Celestial Brew.

DECEMBER 17, 2020

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue where Hunting Party credit was not earned after the Hunt scenario was completed.

Classes

  • Mage
    • Shifting Power’s (Night Fae Ability) visual effects now appear much smaller for friendly players.
  • Monk
    • Resolved an issue that caused Clouded Focus (Legendary Effect) to provide its bonus while Soothing Mist is not active.
    • Bonedust Brew (Necrolord Ability) will no longer deal greatly increased damage against enemies that take increased damage.
  • Priest
    • Thoughtsteal (PvP Talent) no longer plays a misleading error sound when trying to cast the stolen spell.
    • Divine Ascension (PvP Talent) is now considered a Holy spell.
    • Shadow
      • Unfurling Darkness (Talent) will no longer display on raid frames.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Corrected an issue where some raid encounter abilities were incorrectly triggering the bonus mana restoration of Water Shield.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where some players who swapped to the Kyrian covenant would be unable to interact with Haephus for the quest “It’s All Coming Together.”
    • Players who have left the Kyrian Covenant should no longer be able to loot Path of Ascension crafting materials.
  • Venthyr
    • Glenzu will be more careful to make his Glenzu Original only available to the person that paid him for it during the quest “Ember Court: Mortal Reminders.”

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Council of Blood
      • Dutiful Attendants should no longer become stuck evading.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Level 10 Keystone end-of-run chest items have returned back to item level 203.
    • Fixed an issue where the Bursting Affix was not inflicting an appropriate amount of damage for Shadowlands Mythic dungeons.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Storming Affix to inflict more damage than intended.
    • Theater of Pain
      • Xav the Unfallen
        • Resolved an issue that prevented players targeted by Blood and Glory from landing in the dueling arena.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Mistveil Nightblossom now casts Triple Bite less often and its poison duration has been lowered.
  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Plague Crash tentacles now hit a wider area, and their placement has been adjusted accordingly.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Abominations will now only cast Tenderize and Mutilate on their current target.
      • Tenderize now increases Physical damage taken by 12% per stack (was 15%).
      • Mutilate damage reduced by 15%.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Infinitely Divisible Ooze trinket from scaling with some player stats.
  • Periodic heals present prior to Consumptive Infusion’s effect triggering will no longer consume the trinket’s effect.

Quests

  • Ardenweald
    • The point of interest indicator for “Kivarr’s Den” should now be easier to see on the map.
  • Maldraxxus
    • The point of interest indicators for “Fight and Flight” should now be easier to see on the map.
  • Battle for Azeroth
    • The quests “An Unwelcome Advisor” and “Return of the Black Prince” should now be automatically provided to eligible players in Boralus Harbor and Zuldazar.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Quests with a weekly reset in The Maw no longer erroneously claim to be daily quests in the quest log and are now displayed with a yellow quest icon.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • For all classes, major cooldowns will now reset when you transition to a new floor.
    • Developers’ note: This functionality should mirror the way cooldowns reset at the end of a raid encounter, or when starting a Mythic Keystone dungeon, affecting most abilities with a cooldown of 3 minutes or longer.
  • Health and damage of all creatures in Torghast reduced by 6% at Layer 1, increasing to 26% at Layer 8.
    • Developers’ note: The net effect should be that Layer 8 is now roughly as difficult as Layer 6 was prior to this change, with other Layers’ difficulty is reduced proportionally.
  • Health of all creatures reduced for players in groups by up to 25%.
  • Damage of all creatures reduced for 4- and 5-player groups by up to 20%.
  • The Jailer’s Directive in the Upper Reaches now increases health by 10% (was 50%).
  • Some friendly NPCs in Torghast can no longer be found using /target or similar macros.
  • Anima Powers
    • The starting Anima Cell in Torghast now offers a stronger selection of Anima powers.
    • Anima Cells dropped by rare creatures within Torghast now always have at least 3 choices to choose from.
    • The chance for an Anima Cell to drop from a creature on any given floor has been increased.
    • Unnatural Power no longer provides immunity to crowd controlling effects at 10 stacks.
    • Rogue
      • Corrected an issue where the Terror-laden Slumbersand was incorrectly breaking the Sap effect from enemies.
  • Bosses
    • Elder Longbranch’s Bounty of the Forest cast time increased to 4 seconds (was 2 seconds), time between casts increased to 45 seconds (was 30 seconds), and Hardened Shell now only requires 6 attacks or skills to remove (was 9 attacks).
    • Decayspeaker’s Hardened Shell now only requires 6 attacks or skills to remove (was 9 attacks).
  • Enemies
    • Massive Crusher’s Armor Plating cast time increased to 3 seconds (was 1 second) and can be interrupted and/or dispelled. Recast time increased to 16 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Tower Sentinel’s Oppressive Aura haste reduction and slow now scales up to 10% (was 25%).
    • Deadsoul Chorus’s Death Blast now reduces healing received by 15% and stacks 5 times (was 25% and stacks 4 times).
    • Skeletal Remains and Lumbering Creation’s Bone Shrapnel now marks the ground and then explodes after 2 seconds, giving players time to move away (was instant).
    • Deadsoul Stalker now fades away after 15 melee attacks (was 7) and remains hidden for 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Deadsoul Devil now reincarnates with 15% health remaining (was at 40% health).
  • Torments
    • Fracturing Forces and Eye of Skoldus now begin their timer when you leave combat.
    • Fracturing Forces and Eye of Skoldus enemies have had their health and damage reduced by 50%.
    • Fracturing Forces and Eye of Skoldus now increase assassin health by 5% per stack (was 10%).

WoW Classic

  • Wielders of the Corrupted Ashbringer will once again hear the whispers of Alexandros Mograine…

DECEMBER 16, 2020

Achievements

  • Baine can now be targeted by snowballs in Oribos for the Scrooge achievement. Happy Winter’s Veil!

Adventures

  • While progressing through the Adventures campaign, certain Maw Adventures now have fixed difficulty and availability.

Classes

  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Unstable Affliction’s damage is now increased by Shadow Embrace and Haunt (Talent).

Covenants

  • Fixed an issue where training dummies in covenant sanctums would keep players in combat for too long.
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Alexandros Mograine could fail to appear during the Kyrian Campaign quest “An Expected Visitor.”
  • Night Fae
    • A cinematic now plays when earning Dreamweaver as a Soulbind.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players who abandon the quest “The Garden of Night” would be unable to see Qadarin to accept it again.
    • Fixed an issue during the Night Fae campaign quest “Broken Webs” where Qadarin would not be near the player after relogging.
    • Fixed an issue where Qadarin would be unavailable to turn in the Night Fae quest “Spriggan Snares” if players had turned in “A Little Pruning” and “Broken Webs” first.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Oranomonos the Everbranching’s Dirge of the Fallen Sanctum ability no longer hits players who are not in combat with it.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the UI Widget from displaying how many Anima Containers are open.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Chain Slam would sometimes hit players twice.
      • Fixed an issue where Giant Fists would sometimes not hit the closest player to Sludgefist’s melee target.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Druids could cancel their shapeshift forms to escape the reduced movement speed effect from March of the Penitent.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fixed an issue where Plaguebound Devoted could sometimes fail to contribute to the Enemy Forces requirements on Mythic Keystone difficulty
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where Piercing Blur images could turn and dash in an unintended direction.

Items and Rewards

  • Puremind Piercer now has appropriate secondary stats.
  • Increased the healing from Heavy Shrouded Cloth Bandage and Shrouded Cloth Bandage.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds trinket from hitting physically large enemies.
  • The Unbound Changeling trinket now triggers more reliably.
  • Players can now change the stats of Unbound Changeling as many times as they like, but they still have one chance per day to get the all stats transformation.

Quests

  • “The Great Vault” quest can now be completed while in a raid group.
  • The quest “Lead the Way” will no longer become blocked by members of the opposite faction.
  • Fixed an issue where progress would not display for the quest “Observing Arenas.”
  • Skaggldrynk can once again be used by players in Vault of the Wardens to complete the quest “Vault of the Wardens: Demon’s Bile”, regardless of their level.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Adjusted the per-player health scaling on Soulsteel Colossus to bring his overall combat duration down to a reasonable level.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Corrected an issue that could cause actors in a flashback scene triggered by returning the Runecarver’s memories to fail to display correctly.
  • Empowered enemies at the end of a floor now have more delay in between their basic magic damage spells.
  • Reduced the amount of damage some area of effect spells were doing to party sizes greater than 1.
  • Reduced the maximum number of targets a Deadsoul Echo can fire Discordant Barrage at.
  • Reduced the visual clutter intensity of Discordant Barrage.
  • Goxul the Devourer
    • Time between casts of Mass Devour increased to 36 seconds (was 18 seconds).
    • Health and damage reduced by 10%.

World Quests

  • The Tea Tales series of World Quests in Revendreth should now correctly continue to appear for players who have completed all 4 characters’ tales. Theotar apologizes profusely for his inadvertent rudeness in neglecting your previous invitations.

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cryptstalker 4-Set bonus effect to sometimes place the Hunter back in combat after using Feign Death.
  • Warlock’s Plagueheart 4-Set bonus effect now properly affects Corruption damage.
  • Mage’s Enigma 5-Set bonus effect now activates when Arcane Missiles are resisted.
  • Mage’s Enigma 2-Set bonus effect now always functions while talented into Arcane Concentration.

DECEMBER 15, 2020

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Unnatural Malice (Night Fae Conduit) has its effect reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Chaos Strike (Rank 3) now correctly affects Annihilation.
    • Corrected an issue where the main hand portion of Chaos Strike was dealing too little damage.
    • Vengeance
      • Fixed an issue preventing Vengeance Demon Hunters from casting Elysian Decree (Kyrian ability) outside of the Shadowlands when talented into Concentrated Sigils.
  • Druid
    • Kindred Spirits (Kyrian Ability) added damage will no longer incorrectly remove Spell Reflection from the target.
    • Casting Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) while under the effects of Mass Invisibility will now cause Mass Invisibility to drop.
    • Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) will no longer target totems.
    • Starfall no longer damages a target that was crowd controlled immediately before the star lands.
    • Frenzied Regeneration provided with Guardian Affinity (Talent) is no longer incorrectly put on cooldown when Heart of the Wild (Talent) ends.
    • Dash no longer incorrectly removes Stampeding Roar.
    • Balance
      • Twin Moons (Talent) will no longer cast the second Moonfire at totems.
      • Zandalari Trolls will no longer display a duplicate visual effect when casting Celestial Alignment.
  • Priest
    • Divine Image (Legendary Effect) will no longer cause other pets and guardians such as your Steward to attempt to cast spells.

Covenants

  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where some quests in the Kyrian Covenant Campaign chapter “Among the Kyrian” would display as incomplete for players who joined the Kyrian from another covenant and did not do certain optional quests. Players in this state should visit Oribos to have their status updated.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quests “Aerial Advantage” and “Trouble on the Western Front” would fall to their deaths on login.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quest “Stronger Together” would be unable to reach the Zerekriss.
    • Fixed an issue where players could not get back to the Zerekriss to accept the Kyrian Campaign quest “Fight and Flight” if they left the area.
    • Fixed an issue where voice over narrations would overlap with a nearby World Quest during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest “Stronger Together.”
  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where players who changed covenants to join the Necrolords could be unable to turn in certain quests to Draka.
  • Night Fae
    • Fixed an issue during the Night Fae Campaign in the “Night Warrior’s Curse” chapter where players would be unable to accept both “Broken Webs” after accepting “A Little Pruning” from Qadarin.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Increased the distance of Spreadshot on all difficulties.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Resolved an issue in which Artificer Xy’mox’s door may remain closed during a soft reset scenario.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue where Danse Macabre’s spotlight visual effect would sometimes not appear.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Sludgefist’s Giant Fists were not hitting the secondary target for the correct amount of damage.
      • Sludgefist’s melee attack damage has been decreased by 18% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Ravenous Feast no longer targets players afflicted with Wicked Mark unless there are no other options.
      • Wicked Blade no longer targets players stunned by Ravenous Feast unless there are no other options.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Inquisitor Sigar has earned more experience from all the Tormented Souls he communed with and is now level 61 (was level 60).
  • Plaguefall
    • Venomous Snipers no longer have the Venompiercer ability.
      • Developers’ note: This change was targeted at lowering the complexity and difficulty of the mechanics near Domina Venomblade’s platform, particularly for melee roles.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue where players could fail to force Devos back down out of her air phase when she’s flying on the far left or right.
    • Fixed an issue where players could cause Devos to enter combat before Oryphrion is defeated.
    • Ventunax
      • Shadowhirls now provide additional warning before activating during the encounter.

Items and Rewards

  • Max-level vendor water and Mage conjured Mana Buns ramp up mana regeneration faster so they’re consistent with other types of max-level water.
  • The Raw Dream Silk will no longer be hidden if the Ardenweald World Quest “Spriggan Riot” is active.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed Charm of Eternal Winter’s mind control effect to work on shapeshifted Druids.
  • Increased the Physical damage from the Viscera of Coalesced Hatred trinket by 43%.

Player versus Player

  • Battle for Azeroth Assaults no longer award Conquest.

Quests

  • Resolved an issue where the stairway to complete the quest “Sustain, In Vain” was blocked off.
  • Reduced Entropic Cascade’s visual effects during the Lightforged Draenei Allied Race quest “The Lightforged.”

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • If you return to life in Torghast, the enemies that previously caused your demise will let you take the first swing before attacking you.

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Crystalline Tear required for the quest “Long Forgotten Memories” to sometimes become unresponsive after a player previously on the quest did not complete the quest event correctly.

The full list of all hotfix notes can be found here.Preformatted text

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Meanwhile, From the Ashes is still bugged. But since it’s up against Flame On it doesn’t really matter does it…? How exactly are you able to balance the game when talents are still bugged?

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“The Work of One’s Hands” is still bugged

also, many people are just dropping to their deaths trying to fly to bastion…while I get that this is the expansion of death, that seems a bit too on the nose

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Really…after I sold my lightning rune because I thought it was no good anymore ><

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Why does it read Patch 9.0.2 on the launcher window when they are pointing to hotfixes and nowhere can the patch notes be found.

Fix the Allied races not showing up. All quests done. Achievement aquired. Still cannot create my Zandalari. It’s the only reason I came back.

Before you say it’s a known issue, we know that. Give us an update

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Is Mirrors of torment not working? I keep casting it and nothing happens. It blows the cool down.

So far everything in Revendreth has been a mess. Got killed by a phantom mob. Not a single enemy on the screen and I kept getting hot by melee attacks. I hope they work on fixing things and fast…

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have you done the quests at your home city’s embassy?
you need to do a questline to invite them into the Horde/Alliance

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UH, as of Thursday morning, the 26th, 2:18 am PST…LEGION CONTENT AT LEVEL 60 IS STILL NOT SCALED CORRECTLY!!!

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It would be really nice if the daily quests still gave the correct scaled XP.

Level 43 Fishing Daily in IronForge. XP 5850

Level 50 Fishing Daily, XP - 850

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Druids who were levelled to the point of picking up “Teleport: Moonglade” before “Teleport: Dreamgrove” was fixed in the game have no way of ever getting “Teleport: Dreamgrove” still.

So you took the effort to fix a bugged torghast anima power…but not our bugged talents?

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Trade channel in Elysian Hold and Heart of the Forest when? I mean, Seat of the Primus and Sinfall already have it.

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What a list. No one really seemS to give much props for all this stuff, so thanks for all the miserable Blizzard employees grinding to get launch bugs fixed.

On a side note people are still reporting that the quezt “The Final Atonement: Your Absolution” is still unavailable and not fixed. this it the optional questlinw in Revendreth part of Sojourner of Revendreth Achievement

Tests confirmed that this is false.

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Hello everyone. The note for Soul Ash has been updated:

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Any Soul Ash that was not looted from defeated enemies will now be sent directly to your character’s currency collection the next time you log back into the game.

And I’ve let the team know about the quest “Halls of Atonement: Your Absolution”. Thanks! :smiley_cat:

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But, why my char only got 690 soul ash after I completed both sides of layer 3 in Torghas, and the quest from questline which gave me 200 soul ash. I still don’t got mail for the soul ash I missed. This means this hotfix not working for the ppl who having problem before the hotfix?

sounds like you right, you should have 810 souil ash at the end of this week if you have completed the quest and did 3 layers of both wings.

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