WoW Hotfixes – Updated May 13

Hotfixes

May 13, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue causing Lance to not inflict damage while Halondrus was affected by Relocation Form.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Isle of Quel’Danas
    • The portal from Shattrath City to the Isle of Quel’Danas can now be used without dismounting.
    • The Isle of Quel’Danas quest “Enter, the Deceiver…” should once more be available to players.

May 11, 2022

Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Crystallic Spheroids can now be used in other Shadowlands zones outside of Zereth Mortis.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Resolved an issue where the Prototype of War could incidentally not cast Necrotic Ritual.

MAY 9, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • The Jailer
      • [With realm restarts] All trapdoors close in Phase 3 on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Decimator on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Misery on Normal difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased rate of growth of Defile on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • The Antecedent Drape is now properly eligible for conversion at the Creation Catalyst.

Player versus Player

  • [With realm restarts] The Conquest and Valor caps has been removed.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Black Temple
      • [With realm restarts] Defeating the Shade of Akama encounter will unlock the door to the Den of Mortal Delights.

MAY 9, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • The Jailer
      • [With realm restarts] All trapdoors close in Phase 3 on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Decimator on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Misery on Normal difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased rate of growth of Defile on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • The Antecedent Drape is now properly eligible for conversion at the Creation Catalyst.

Player versus Player

  • [With realm restarts] The Conquest and Valor caps has been removed.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Black Temple
      • [With realm restarts] Defeating the Shade of Akama encounter will unlock the door to the Den of Mortal Delights.

MAY 5, 2022

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Player versus Player
    • Vindicator’s gear has universally had its cost reduced in Honor Points, and Marks of Honor are no longer required for any piece, as intended.
    • Once Season 4 begins next week, Guardian’s Honor pieces will have their Marks of Honor cost universally reduced by 50%, but their Honor cost remains as before, as intended.

MAY 4, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Increased the time it takes for players to be susceptible to Blasphemy after returning to their body.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Non-boss enemies
      • Corrected an issue that caused Ancient Captain’s Demoralizing Shout and Commanding Presence to increase damage taken when charmed by players.

Achievements

  • World Events
    • “School of Hard Knocks” is no longer required for the Children’s Week achievement “For the Children.”

MAY 3, 2022

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • Fixed a bug that allowed Demonic (Talent) to extend Metamorphosis to excessive duration.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • The encounter’s enrage timer has been increased to 11 minutes on Heroic difficulty (was 9 minutes).

MAY 2, 2022

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: Maximum Strength stack cap is now 40 (was 75).
  • Hunter
    • Ambuscade (Conduit) will now grant the correct amount of cooldown reduction to Disengage at item level 278.
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With realm restarts] All damage abilities increased by 4%.
        • This change does not apply to PvP combat.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With realm restarts] All damage abilities increased by 4%.
        • This change does not apply to PvP combat.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • [With realm restarts] All damage abilities increased by 4%.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Guardian Spirit will no longer fail to heal an ally who receives multiple fatal blows at the same time.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With realm restarts] All damage abilities increased by 4%.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • [With realm restarts] All damage abilities increased by 4%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones

    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue where dying with the Unstable Core could cause it to become non-interactive.
    • Lihuvim, Principal Architect
      • Lihuvim’s corpse can no longer become stuck in the air if killed while casting Realignment.
      • [With realm restarts] Acquisitions Automa’s Detonation radius reduced to 20 yards (was 40) on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] The cast time of Detonation has been increased to 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds) on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • [With realm restarts] Xy Spellslinger health reduced by 20%.
      • [With realm restarts] Debilitating Ray periodic damage reduced by 20%.
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • [With realm restarts] Wildstorm has been removed from Normal and Raid finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Sinful Projections has been removed from Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased the health of Necrotic Ritualists by 30% health on Normal difficulty, 15% health on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased the health of Withering Seeds by 30% health on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties, 20% health on Heroic difficulty, and 10% health on Mythic difficulty, but also resolved a bug that caused them to trigger an Invigorating Bloom at 90% health instead of 100% health as the spell description states.
      • [With realm restarts] Resolved a scaling issue causing the Withering Seeds to increase their health too steeply on larger raid sizes.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Fixed an issue causing damage from Lance and Lightshatter Beam to ignore some damage reduction effects.
      • Fixed an issue causing Volatile Charges to break if the player carrying the Volatile Charge disconnected.
      • [With realm restarts] Lightshatter Beam damage decreased by 30% on Raid Finder, Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Reclaim’s periodic damage effect scales more slowly on Heroic difficulty.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • [With realm restarts] Missile travel time for Devouring Blood increased to 2.5s (was 2s) on Heroic difficulty.
    • Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
      • [With realm restarts] Duration of Disintegration Halo debuff lowered to 5s (was 6s) on Heroic difficulty.
    • Rygelon
      • [With realm restarts] Increased the duration of Collapsing Quasar Field to 10 seconds on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased Rygelon’s health by 5% on Heroic difficulty.
    • The Jailer
      • [With realm restarts] All trapdoors will now close in Phase 3 on Normal difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Decimator on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Misery on Normal difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased rate of growth of Defile on Normal difficulty.
  • Tazavesh, The Veiled Market

    • Fixed an issue causing Bazaar Strongarms to sometimes ignore a player carrying market goods.
    • P.O.S.T. Master
      • Fixed an issue where the P.O.S.T. Master was missing a boss frame.
  • Mythic+

    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed a bug that would cause two sets of Encrypted Relics to spawn with Amarth, the Harvester after the boss reset in The Necrotic Wake.
      • Fixed a bug that could sometimes prevent Encrypted Relics from spawning with the dueling warlords before Xav the Unfallen in Theater of Pain.

Player versus Player

  • Items
    • [With realm restarts] Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve now increases the duration of crowd control by 25% (was 20%).
    • [With realm restarts] Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve now lasts 12 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • [With realm restarts] Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve no longer increases the duration of root effects.
    • [With realm restarts] Gladiator’s Echoing Resolve no longer causes the target to become immune to root effects.

APRIL 26, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Time required for Volatile Charges to trigger a Charge Detonation increased to 30 seconds (was 10 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Charge Exposure duration increased to 32 seconds (was 16 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Earthbreaker Missile damage reduced by 20% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Changed the pattern of Planetcracker Beam during Stage Three in Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced Halondrus’ health by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced damage of Eternity Engine by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Anduin’s Despair and Anduin’s Doubt health reduced by 15% in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
      • Befouled Barrier’s absorbs 10% less healing in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
      • Fiendish Soul’s Soul Explosion missile travel speed reduced by 20% in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
      • Monstrous Soul health reduced by 6% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Lost Soul’s Banish Soul cast time increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
      • Grim Reflection’s Grim Fate haste bonus reduced to 200% (was 250%).
    • The Jailer
      • Jailer’s melee attack decreased 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Jailer’s health decreased 5% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Martyrdom damage decreased 15% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Torment damage decreased 10% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Boon of Azeroth buff increased by 20% in Mythic difficulty.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • Fire
      • Blazing Barrier’s absorb is reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players. This change also affects Blazing Barrier cast by Arcane and Frost’s Triune Ward runecarving power.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Life Cocoon’s absorb increased by 33% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Paladin
    • The effectiveness of Pure Concentration (conduit) has been reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Holy
      • Divine Favor (PvP Talent) now increases the healing of Flash of Light or Holy Light by 40% (was 50%).
      • Holy Light now heals for an additional 40% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).
      • Flash of Light now heals for an additional 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 15%). Retribution and Protection Flash of Light unchanged.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Habiliments of the Empyrean 2-piece set bonus now increases the cooldown reduction of your next Holy-Word-affecting spell by 10 seconds when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 15 seconds).
      • Miracle Worker (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Holy Word: Serenity by 10% (was 20%).
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Soulblade Shadowhide 4-piece set bonus now causes your Poisons and Bleeds to expire 50% faster when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 100%).
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Healing Surge now heals for an additional 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players, up from 15%. Enhancement and Elemental healing unchanged.
      • Healing Wave now heals for an additional 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 10%).
      • Theurgic Starspeaker’s Regalia 4-piece set bonus now casts a Chain Heal at 70% effectiveness when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 60%).
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • Armaments of the Infinite Infantry 4-piece set bonus now increases the damage of Shield Slam and Thunder Clap by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 100%).

APRIL 18, 2022

Classes

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • (2) Set Bonus: Celestial Pillar should only be able to be cast while within Wrath range, otherwise it will default to a target that is within range that is in combat with the player.
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Celestial Pillar would spawn on allies.
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • [With realm restarts] Wildfire Cluster (Runecarving Power) explosions now deals reduced damage when striking beyond 8 targets.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • [With realm restarts] Inferno (Talent) now has a reduced chance for Rain of Fire to generate Soul Shard Fragments when it deals damage beyond 5 targets.

Developer Note: With this week’s weekly maintenance, we’re reducing the damage of Survival Hunters and Destruction Warlocks against high target counts. In both cases, we were very deliberate in making changes that would not affect either spec below 5 or 8 targets. We were seeing situations where these specs had become dominant due to builds that emerged from 9.2. In the case of Survival Hunters, we still feel that the Wildfire Cluster will serve as an excellent Legendary choice in AoE situations but we are throttling its damage in a manner similar to other AOE abilities. For Destruction, we are focusing on the synergy between Inferno and Rain of Fire that leads to a dramatic increase in damage with target count due to resource generation.

Items and Rewards

  • Olea Caches now drop Genesis Motes in addition to (was instead of) another Protoform Synthesis component.

APRIL 14, 2022

Classes

  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue where Demonic Momentum could be gained without a Demonic Circle active.

Dungeons and Raids

  • World Bosses
    • Antros
      • Banishment Mark should now correctly prefer ranged targets.
  • Legion Mythic+
    • Reduced the health and damage of most Legion dungeon bosses.
    • Darkheart Thicket
      • Reduced the damage of Festerhide Grizzly’s Maddening Roar by 30%.
    • Vault of the Wardens
      • Reduced the damage of Cordana Felsong’s Detonating Moonglaive by 60%.

APRIL 12, 2022

Classes

  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • (2) Set Bonus: Pistol Shot procs from the Tornado Trigger set bonus will now properly trigger Blade Flurry.
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an unintended interaction between the Tornado Trigger set bonus and Greenskin’s Wickers where multiple Pistol Shots could gain the Greenskin’s Wicker’s bonus damage.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • Zo’gron
      • Fixed an issue allowing players to separate the first wave of enemies in the Myza’s Oasis encounter.
    • Hylbrande
      • Players now receive an additional warning when targeted with Purged by Fire.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Encrypted Relics to not spawn with Frenzied Nightclaws in Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder.

Player versus Player

  • Conquest
    • The total maximum amount of earned Conquest now increases by 1100 every week.
  • Solo Shuffle
    • Resolved an issue that could cause end of match Honor to be awarded more than once to players participating in Solo Shuffle.

APRIL 8, 2022

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Corrected an issue where Wildfire Infusion talented variants of Wildfire Bomb could sometimes incorrectly deal damage to a single target multiple times from a single Wildfire Bomb cast.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Non-boss enemies
      • Dominated Shaper, Overthrown Protector, and Overthrown Artisan’s Enveloping Dread range reduced to 40 yards (was 100 yards).
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue where Dancing Rune Weapon would not correctly mimic a Blood Death Knight’s ability while in combat with the Vigilant Guardian.
    • Lihuvim, Principal Architect
      • Deconstructing Blast should now be cast more reliably on all difficulties.
    • Halondrus
      • Fixed an issue that allowed players to encounter Halondrus before completing the Skolex and Artificer Xy’mox encounters.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Domination’s Grasp Raid Finder section to stop accepting new members after Anduin was defeated.

APRIL 7, 2022

Classes

  • Shaman
    • Corrected some issues with enemy abilities incorrectly interrupting Fae Transfusion when applied to the player.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue that caused Decrypted Urh Cypher to not reduce the cooldown of Vanquisher’s Hammer (Paladin Necrolord Ability).

APRIL 6, 2022

Achievements

  • World Quests in Zereth Mortis should now count for “The World Beyond” achievement.

Quests

  • World Quests in Zereth Mortis will now contribute progress to quest The World Awaits.

APRIL 5, 2022

Classes

  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Fixed an issue where summoning a Feral Spirit was resetting melee swing timers.
      • Fixed an issue with Fire Nova incorrectly requiring a 1-hand weapon equipped to be cast.
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where a set bonus summoned Feral Spirit could cause the Maelstrom Weapon generation effect of Feral Spirit to have a reduced duration.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Demonbolt was incorrectly generating Soul Shards against targets that are immune to damage.

Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Pocopoc will now be resummoned if the player uses the customization console while Pocopoc is in aggressive/support mode. (Pocopoc will not be in aggressive/support mode on resummon)

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Non-boss enemies
      • Reflective Bulwark should no longer be triggered by area of effect spells like Blizzard.
      • Reflective Bulwark’s damage has been significantly reduced and no longer triggers off of auto-attacks.
      • Subjugator Zeltoth’s health has been significantly reduced.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from progressing past Anduin in Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue where the damage from Massive Bang could be reduced through clever use of game mechanics.
    • The Jailer
      • Jailer’s health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue causing Chains of Anguish to sometimes not cast.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the last proc of Mirrors of Torment (Mage Venthyr Ability) to cause Diverted Life Shield to cancel.

Items and Rewards

  • Equipment purchased from Rafiq in Pigrim’s Grace, Zereth Mortis is now compatible with the Creation Catalyst and can be converted to tier set pieces.

Player versus Player

  • War Mode
    • The War Mode PvP quest “A New Deal” now contributes a large portion of progress to the weekly quest “Patterns within Patterns” in Zereth Mortis.

APRIL 4, 2022

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Heart of Fear raid achievement I Heard You Like Amberfrom being able to be completed.

Classes

  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Architect’s Aligner damage and healing reduced by 35%.
        • Developers’ note: The performance of Architect’s Aligner has become an outlier amongst other tank tier set bonuses in both single- and multi-target situations. Due to this, with weekly maintenance we will be adjusting Architect’s Aligner to bring its performance closer to other bonuses. Thank you for the feedback and we will continue to watch the ongoing discussions across the community.
  • Mage
    • Fire
      • [With realm restarts] Fireball damage increased by 20%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Fire Blast damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Pyroblast damage increased by 6%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: Increases the duration of Combustion by 4 seconds (was 2 seconds). This change does not apply to PvP combat.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With realm restarts] Rising Sun Kick damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Blackout Kick damage increased by 10%.
      • [With realm restarts] Tiger Palm damage increased by 10%.
      • [With realm restarts] Fist of the White Tiger (Talent) damage increased by 10%.
        • Developers’ note: While Windwalker Monks shine in multitarget situations, we’re seeing their performance fall behind in single target scenarios, even after acquiring endgame gear. As a result, we’re targeting specific abilities with the goal of improving their single target output.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • [With realm restarts] Divine Storm damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Wake of Ashes damage increased by 10%. This change does not apply to PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: When you benefit from Art of War, you gain Seraphim for 4 seconds (was 3 seconds).
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Manifested Twilight would remove a large amount of mana when used with Potion of Sacrificial Anima.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • [With realm restarts] Fan of Knives damage increased by 30%.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • [With realm restarts] Demonic Consumption’s (Talent) now causes your Demon Commander to drain 12% of the life from your other demons (was 15%).
      • [With realm restarts] The haste generated from Implosive Potential (Runecarving Power) can now only benefit from a maximum of 15 imps from Implosion. The tooltip will reflect this change in a future patch.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Hopelessness to not properly trigger Blasphemy.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Timecap’n Hooktail
      • Corsair Brute health and melee damage reduced by 25%.
      • The effects of Double Time have been reduced by 50%.
      • Timecap’n Hooktail now delays the use of Hook Swipe momentarily after using Infinite Breath.
      • Hook’d damage reduced by 20%.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • [With realm restarts] Adjusted the placement and composition of non-boss enemies in several locations. Total enemy forces required to complete the dungeon on Mythic+ difficulty has been reduced accordingly.
      • Developers’ note: We are aware of the length and difficulty of Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder, our changes aim to reduce the completion time of the dungeon and reduce the difficulty of several non-boss encounters.
    • Armored Overseer health reduced by 20%.
    • Overloaded Mailemental health reduced by 25%.
    • Overloaded Mailemental’s Expedited Zone persists for 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Carrying goods while in the market no longer prevents the holder from using abilities.
    • Veteran Sparkcaster’s Hyperlight Salvo damage reduced by 20%.
    • Reduced the total number of bolts fired by Veteran Sparkcaster’s Hyperlight Salvo.
    • Cartel Wiseguy’s Hyperlight Bolt damage reduced by 20%.
    • Cartel Skulker’s Quickblade damage reduced 40%.
    • Myza’s Oasis
      • Fixed an issue causing players to be able to leave the stage.

Items and Rewards

  • Dominance Key drop rate has been Increased and now additional Mawsworn elites in the desert have a chance to drop the key. Certain desert elite encounters now also have a chance to drop the key at an even higher rate.

Player versus Player

  • [With realm restarts] The value of the Magic shield provided by Cosmic Gladiator’s Eternal Aegis has been reduced by 33%.
    • Developers’ note: We’ve been monitoring the performance of our newly introduced PvP trinkets during Season 3 and their effect on the length of matches and have decided to adjust the effectiveness of the Cosmic Gladiator’s Eternal Aegis to bring it in line with other defensive trinket options. With weekly maintenance we’ll be reducing the Magic absorption provided by the trinket by 33%.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Architect’s Aligner damage and healing reduced by 25% in PvP combat (was 50%).
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • [With realm restarts] Holy Ward’s (PvP Talent) cooldown increased to 45 seconds (was 30 seconds) and duration decreased to 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Divine Conversation’s effectiveness reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: We have been monitoring Holy Priest performance in rated PvP and will be adjusting the cooldown and duration of Holy Ward to increase interactivity with the talent while providing more counterplay opportunity for opponents. We will also be reducing the effectiveness of Divine Conversation while in PvP combat, as the throughput increase provided by the set bonus is more substantial than we would like. With weekly maintenance, we will be increasing Holy Ward’s cooldown to 45 seconds and decreasing its duration to 15 seconds and we will also be reducing the effectiveness of Divine Conversation by 40% in PvP Combat.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Calamitous Crescendo would not trigger in PvP combat.
    • Demonology
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the effectiveness of Decimating Bolt’s (Necrolord Ability) bonus damage to Demonbolt by 30% in PvP combat.
      • [With realm restarts] Shard of Annihilation (Runecarving Power) now increases the critical strike damage of Decimating Bolt by 35% in PvP combat (was 50%).

MARCH 28, 2022

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • [With realm restarts] All damage increased by 5%.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Architect’s Aligner now deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
        Developer note: Architect’s Aligner dealing damage to an uncapped amount of targets was unintended and did not apply the philosophy we introduced earlier in Shadowlands: allowing abilities to hit all targets, but not at full effect. We are implementing a fix in this week’s weekly maintenance to align this bonus with other effects that are similar to it. Additionally, we will be watching its performance and will make additional adjustments if the need arises. Thank you for the feedback regarding this bonus!
  • Feral
    • [With realm restarts] All damage increased by 3%.
    • [With realm restarts] Primal Wrath damage increased by 10%.
    • [With realm restarts] Brutal Slash damage increased by 20%.
    • [With realm restarts] Swipe damage increased by 15%.
    • [With realm restarts] Thrash damage increased by 20%.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With realm restarts] Beast Cleave now deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets (was 5).
      • [With realm restarts] All damage increased by 3%.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • [With realm restarts] Spinning Crane Kick damage increased by 30%.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • [With realm restarts] Blade Flurry now strikes nearby enemies for 50% of normal damage (was 40%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • [With realm restarts] All damage increased by 5%.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • [With realm restarts] All damage increased by 5%.
  • Warrior
    [With realm restarts] Ignore Pain now ignores 55% of the damage (was 50%).
    • Protection
      • [With realm restarts] Demoralizing Shout now reduces the damage enemies deal to you by 25% (was 20%).
      • [With realm restarts] Ignore Pain now reduces the cost of Ignore Pain to 35 Rage (was 40 Rage).
      • [With realm restarts] Spell Reflection cooldown reduced to 20 seconds (was 25 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Vanguard reduces all damage taken by 15% (was 10%).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder

    • The Grand Menagerie
      • Fixed an issue where Gluttonous Feast could fail to cast at the beginning of The Grand Menagerie encounter in Tazavesh.
  • Sepulcher of the First Ones

    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • [With realm restarts] Skolex’s health has been reduced by ~6% in Mythic and Heroic difficulties.
    • Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
      • [With realm restarts] Dausegne’s health has been reduced by ~6% in Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Disintegration Halo vulnerability reduced to 200% in Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
    • Lords of Dread
      • [With realm restarts] Swarm of Darkness and Swarm of Decay caused by Mal’Ganis’ Unto Darkness will now increase all damage taken by 100% rather than only area-of-effect abilities.
        Developer note: When originally creating the Unto Darkness and Swarm abilities for the Lords of Dread, the idea was intended to be in the flavor of the dreadlords turning into an actual swarm and being adversely affected by area-of-effect abilities such as Flamestrike. However, the way it played out was that this proved to be very limiting in which classes could perform at a required level for harder difficulties. We’re making a change to update the vulnerability from area-of-effect damage to all damage taken so that every damage class can enjoy the phase equally.
  • Rygelon

    • [With realm restarts] Reduced boss health by 5% on Heroic difficulty.
    • [With realm restarts] Reduced the damage of Stellar Decay by 20% on Heroic difficulty.
    • [With realm restarts] Reduced the health of Unstable Quasars by approximately 33% on Heroic difficulty.
    • Fixed an issue with Corrupted Wound’s spell description in the Dungeon Journal. Functionality remains unchanged.
  • The Jailer

    • Fixed an issue with Diverted Life Shield’s spell description that caused it to display the improper amount of healing. It will now properly show it heals 2% per tick.

Zereth Mortis

  • Bauble of Pure Innovation now respawns more quickly.

Items and Rewards

  • The Optional Reagent slot for Legendary Crafting can now also be unlocked by completing the campaign quest “The Crown of Wills”.
  • Players must now be on the ground to activate the Personal Containment Trap Toy.
  • Certified Vouchsafe’s cast bar can now be interrupted by moving your character.
  • Cache of Acquired Treasures will now begin cycling the weapons you can rummage through just before it comes off cooldown.
  • Cosmic Gladiator’s Eternal Aegis - Corrected an issue that could cause the absorb shield to incorrectly fully absorb large single attacks that exceed the remaining absorb amount.

Achievements

  • Characters who experienced a bug which prevented the achievement “Renowned” from being earned should now properly earn their achievement upon login if they have 80 Renown.

Pet Battles

  • You can now properly queue for a pet battle with the “Find Battle” button while in Zereth Mortis.

Player versus Player

  • War Mode
    • In War Mode, Kbato’s damage versus other player’s Kbatos in the “Knocking On Death’s Door” quest has been reduced.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Chain Heal to heal vehicles in battlegrounds.

MARCH 24, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • The Jailer
      • Fixed an issue with Desolation’s spell description in the Dungeon Journal on Mythic difficulty that caused it to display an incorrect amount of damage inflicted to Azeroth by unblocked missiles.
      • Reduced the number of missiles fired by Desolation in Mythic difficulty from 20 to 17.
      • Fixed an issue that would occasionally cause Chains of Anguish to pull players who had already broken their chains.

Items and Rewards

  • New Item: Bag of Explored Souls – Contains 1650 Soul Cinders and 5150 Soul Ash. Requirements: 3000 Cosmic Flux and Honored with the Enlightened. Available at Vilo (Enlightened Quartermaster).
  • Players can now purchase additional Spatial Openers from Olea Manu if they have not already earned the “Sand, Sand Everywhere!” achievement.
  • Players may no longer use Protoform Synthesis to craft mounts if the mount is already in the player’s mount journal. As a consequence, the Pale Regal Cervid recipe is now hidden until unlocked via the achievement.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Shadowmoon Valley
    • Fixed an issue where the Dragonmaw Illusion could persist upon leaving Netherwing Ledge.

MARCH 23, 2022

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Fixed an issue where Rapid Fire was not dealing reduced damage to secondary targets while under the effects of Trick Shots.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed a rare issue which could incorrectly cause Divine Purpose (Talent) to be usable twice after Ashes to Ashes triggered.

Covenants

  • Night Fae
    • Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind) no longer activates if the user is mind controlled.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue that could cause the Vigilant Guardian to unintentionally reset.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Fixed an issue causing Fragment of Hope to trigger on Normal difficulty.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Fixed an issue where Mal’Ganis was not saying his last text line upon being defeated.
    • The Jailer
      • Fixed an issue that allowed players under Compulsion to use Demonic Gateways.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Fixed an issue where Path of the Streetwise Merchant’s teleport cooldown would not be reset when completing a Mythic+ dungeon.

Items and Rewards

  • Slightly increased the drop rates of Progenium Essentia and Heavy Callous Hides.
  • Slightly increased the drop amounts of Lightless Silk, Shadowlands Ores (other than Progenium Ore), and Callous Hide.
  • Significantly increased the amount of Soul Ash and Soul Cinder earned by completing Torghast, Tower of the Damned.

MARCH 22, 2022

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue with the set bonus not always reducing the cooldown of Fel Devastation or Immolation Aura while Unity (Kyrian Blind Faith) was equipped.
  • Hunter
    • Fixed an issue with Marksman’s Advantage (Conduit) that could cause it to apply to targets without your Hunter’s Mark active.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Players affected by Spirit of Redemption will no longer trigger Interdimensional Wormholes during the encounter.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Fearful Trepidation’s visual should more closely match its effect radius.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue where Unstable Quasar could strike players outside of the Singularity.
    • The Jailer
      • Fixed an issue where Tainted Azerite could critically hit.
  • Tazavesh, Streets of Wonder
    • Mailroom Mayhem
      • Fixed an issue where Invulnerable players could fail to pick up Unstable Goods.
  • Scholomance
    • Instructor Chillheart
      • Fixed an issue where Ice Walls were not visible during the encounter.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue which prevented Unity (Runecarving Power) from being applied to Grim-Veiled Robe for Mages, Warlocks, and Priests.

MARCH 21, 2022

Classes

  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Manifested Twilight would sometimes not affect Shadow Mends if cast in succession.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue that prevented the Sayaad’s Whiplash ability from stacking its debuff on targets immune to snares.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue that caused Mistweaver Monk’s Crane Adepts summoned by Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) to fail to cast Enveloping Mist immediately after they spawn during the encounter.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • [With realm restarts] Wicked Star duration decreased to 2 seconds on Normal and Heroic difficulty (was 4 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Anduin’s Doubt and Anduin’s Hope health reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Anduin’s Doubt and Anduin’s Hope movement speed reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Purging Light damage reduced by 15% on Normal difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue that could cause Empowered Wicked Stars to not damage and silence players.
      • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue that could cause Fragment of Hope to not properly deal damage.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Mal’Ganis and Kin’tessa no longer clear their debuffs when entering Infiltration of Dread.
      • Fixed an issue that could allow Kin’tessa or Mal’Ganis to strike an unexpected direction with Anguishing Strike or Leeching Claws.
    • Rygelon
      • Reduced Rygelon’s health by 6% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the damage of Stellar Decay and the health of Unstable Cores by 25% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the magnitude of the healing absorb applied through Stellar Shroud by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reworked the implementation for how Rygelon moves through phases, resulting in a more favorably consistent experience.
      • Increased the responsiveness of Collapsing Quasar Fields if the contacting player has Dark Eclipse.
      • Fixed an issue where Unstable Matter could fail to set their encounter boss UI frame after the first Shatter Sphere.
      • Fixed an issue where Unstable Quasars could remain during Dark Quasar.
      • Fixed an issue where Cosmic Radiation could persist after defeating the encounter.
    • The Jailer
      • The Persecution debuff now lasts 30 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 40 seconds).
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue that could prevent players from gaining health and mana from the Decrypted Urh Cypher.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Added the missing Purifying Burst ability to the encounter’s Dungeon Journal entry.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • So’azmi
      • So’azmi now uses his abilities less frequently on the final stages of the encounter.

Items and Rewards

  • The Protoform Sentience Crown will now correctly drop for all players who have unlocked Protoform Synthesis (Mount) and have not yet acquired all three mounts the Crown is required for (Buzz, Ineffable Skitterer, and Pale Regal Cervid).
  • Fixed an issue that could cause enemies affected by the Gavel of the First Arbiter to pivot unexpectedly.

Pet Battles

  • The Fierce Scarabid battle pet can now be traded.

MARCH 18, 2022

Characters

  • Players should no longer forget their Locus Shift travel points when they change factions.
    • Developers’ note: Players who incorrectly lost their Locus Shift teleports from this issue will have them restored the next time they zone into Zereth Mortis.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Abomination Limb (Necrolord Ability) should now be more consistent when trying to pull valid enemies when they are nearby enemies immune to the grip.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • (4) Set Bonus: The visual effect of Architect’s Aligner has been updated to prevent confusion with Mythic+ and raid mechanics.
    • Restoration
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Renewing Bloom would not be extended by Verdant Infusion (Runecarving Power).
  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue where mouseover macros would not work for Fae Guardians (Night Fae Ability).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Point Defense Drones will now cancel Searing Ablation while shutting down during the Exposed Core sequence.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • Fixed a combat log display issue with pets.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Anduin’s health has been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that could cause the application of Domination’s Grasp to the Remnant of a Fallen King to be delayed.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Cloud of Carrion will now prefer targets without Biting Wounds.
      • Fixed an issue where Anguishing Strike could do damage more often than intended.
      • Fixed an issue where Cloud of Carrion could erroneously pass to the tank if it moved over a player inside Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind).
      • Several spells no longer hit pets.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue where certain mechanic’s visual effects would become hidden when Hunters Feign Death.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue where Wo’s stealth effect would not apply to pets and guardians.
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh’zala
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Mueh’zala to perform the wrong animation when hit by certain player abilities.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Fixed an issue where if a player disconnected while carrying Bypass Codes, the code rune would disappear and be inaccessible for the Sanitizing Cycle phase.

Quests

  • Players who tell Tal-Inara that they have been to Zereth Mortis before and have already met Pocopoc will now receive the Enlightened reputation they would miss out on by skipping those quests.
    • Developers’ note: Enlightened reputation is strongly tied to the Zereth Mortis campaign, and we felt it was unfair to have a high hidden cost associated with using the dialogue option that skips the Zereth Mortis introductory quests for players who’ve already completed the introduction on other characters. This change addresses that by making the choice net neutral with regard to Enlightened reputation.

MARCH 17, 2022

Creatures and NPCs

  • All scarabids and annelids in Zereth Mortis now use the updated burrow spell visual effect.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Fixed an issue when using the Ancient Console near Lords of Dread and Rygelon to teleport back to The Grand Design could place the player in combat.
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue that would break player’s ability to pick up the Unstable Orbs after they had used certain player abilities or mounts.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Fixed and issue where the visual effect of Massive Blast did not accurately portray its damaging area.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Brewmaster Monk’s Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox from auto-casting Stomp.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Remorseless Winter damage reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Anduin’s Hope health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Anduin’s Despair health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Increased the amount of time it takes for Remnant of a Fallen King to reach maximum energy by an additional 2 seconds on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that made Lost Souls treat crowd control effects with PvP diminishing returns.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue which could cause Dark Eclipse to not trigger a Dark Eruption.
    • The Jailer
      • Player guardians, such as Fire Elemental, are now protected while players are affected by Rune of Compulsion.
      • Fixed an issue where Dominating Will could be removed via immunities. Dominating Will’s heal absorb reduced by 10% on Normal difficulty and reduced by 20% on Heroic difficulty to account for the potential increase in difficulty of the ability.

Items and Rewards

  • Significantly reduced the respawn timer for the Sandworn Chest in the Endless Sands.

Quests

  • Characters who had the “Match Made in Zereth Mortis” quest incorrectly automatically completed and became blocked on the Campaign chapter will now have the quest available to them when they next zone into Zereth Mortis.
    • Developers’ note: Enterprising players who found a way to unlock all the teleporters in the area and proceed along the quest line without the quest will be allowed to proceed as normal, without needing to backtrack to this quest.

MARCH 16, 2022

Classes

  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Living Shadow would persist longer than its intended duration.
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where consuming Dark Thoughts during Living Shadow’s summoning would not extend its duration.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
      • Fixed an issue that could cause the visual effect for Disintegration Nova to appear larger or smaller based on character size on Mythic difficulty.
    • Lihuvim, Principal Architect
      • Protoform Radiance now has a duration of 10 seconds on Normal difficulty.
    • The Jailer
      • Fixed issue that allowed Shaman’s Tremor Totem to remove Domination.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue where bosses that spawn in unattackable could fail to spawn Relics.

Items and Rewards

  • Sandworn Relics have had their drop rates increased in the following areas in Zereth Mortis:
    • Endless Sands Rares – Increased average dropped relics to 8 (was 4).
    • Sandworn Chest – Increased average dropped relics to 25 (was 18).
    • Daily Quests – Increased the average number of relics awarded to 8 (was 4).
    • World Boss – Increased the average dropped relics to 40 (was 13).
    • Tribute of Enlightened Elders – This chest now grants an average of 60 relics (was 0).
      • Developers’ note: We have improved the rate of acquisition of Sandworn Relics substantially in an effort to make gear purchased with Sandworn Relics more accessible.

Quests

  • Pocopoc will now reliably appear as a quest giver for all players when needed during the “A Means to an End” Campaign chapter.
  • Bastion Assault quest “Encouraging Words” should now function correctly.

MARCH 15, 2022

Classes

  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Primordial Wave (Necrolord Ability) will no longer incorrectly reset the cooldown of Frost Shock when used to apply Flame Shock to a target.
    • Restoration
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Heal the Soul was incorrectly reducing the 1 second cooldown of Cloudburst Totem that prevented you from accidentally double-tapping the button, causing an unintended instant Cloudburst Totem recall.
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Heal the Soul would sometimes not properly cast a Chain Heal when dropping the appropriate totem.
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where a Chain Heal critical strike on yourself would both generate and consume a stack of the Heal the Soul.
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where there is a minor delay between activating a totem that generates a bonus Chain Heal and being able to use another ability.

Creatures and NPCs

  • The melee attack distance against large Mawsworn Constructs has been increased. Similarly, the Constructs will now keep more distance against their melee target.

Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Pocopoc will now retain its advanced combat coroutines after using Ancient Translocators.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Spawn rates for the Volatile Materium and Pre-Fabricated Sentries are less aggressive on Mythic difficulty.
      • Increased the grace period before Exposed Core where Refracted Blast and Deresolution won’t be cast on all difficulties.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Artificer Xy’mox health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Ancient Exhaust now properly deals damage on the final platform.
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Burden of Sin damage reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Resolved an issue where Withering Seeds could fail to cast.
      • Adjusted an unfair timing of Hand of Destruction and Night Hunter in the final phase.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Reclaim initial damage reduced by 10% on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulty.
      • Decreased additional speed Ephemeral Motes gain from Eternity Overdrive by 50% on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulty.
      • Eternity Overdrive scaling damage reduced on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulty.
      • Earthbreaker Missiles damage reduced by 15% on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue causing Lightshatter Beam’s periodic effect to inflict the incorrect amount of damage.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Anduin Wrynn’s health reduced by 5% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Anduin’s Despair health reduced by 25% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Remnant of the Fallen King’s Army of the Dead summons a Monstrous Soul once per intermission on Heroic difficulty.
      • Wicked Star damage reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • The targeting visual effect for Rain of Despair has been updated.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Ruined Crest of Lordaeron has returned to the loot table.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Cosmic Ejection to strike players outside of the intended radius.
    • The Jailer
      • Fixed an issue with Defile that prevented it from inflicting the proper damage, as such the damage of Defile has been increased by 85% on Heroic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: We will keep an eye on the effects this has on the fight, but we don’t feel this change should noticeably affect the survivability of the fight.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • The murlocs of Stormhiem are more courageous and flee combat upon reaching 15% health (was 25%).
    • Murkbrine Shellcrusher will no longer aattempt to recast Cry of Mrrggllrrgg if the cast is prevented.
    • Murkbrine Wavejumper’s Mrrggrrglrrlr Leap damage reduced by 20%.
    • Murkbrine Wavejumper will no longer attempt to recast Mrrggrrglrrlr Leap if the cast is prevented.
    • Burly Deckhand’s Super Saison increases damage dealt by 50% (was 100%).
    • Hourglass Tidesage’s Brackish Bolt damage reduced by 20%.
    • Devoted Accomplice’s Energy Slash damage reduced by 20%.
    • The cooldown of Devoted Accomplice’s Energy Slash has been increased.
    • Wandering Pulsar’s health reduced by 20%.
    • Wandering Pulsar’s Pulse damage reduced by 15%.
    • The cast time of Adorned Starseer’s Drifting Star cast time increased to 3.5 seconds (was 2.75 seconds).
    • Adjusted the position of two Adorned Starseers.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Armored Overseer and Gatewarden Zo’mazz’s Proxy Strike damage reduced by 30%.
    • Adjusted the arming visual of Armored Overseer’s Beam Splicer.
    • Support Officer’s Hard Light Barrier cast time increased to 3 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
    • Interrogation Specialist’s Stasis Beam cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds) and duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
    • Interrogation Specialist’s Spark Burn damage reduced by 20%.
    • Frenzied Nightclaw’s Frantic Rip impact damage reduced by 30% and damage over time reduced by 50%.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Fixed an issue causing noxious gas clouds in The Stitchwerks to display nameplates.

Items and Rewards

  • The following changes have been made to Gavel of the First Arbiter:
    • Boon of Looming Winter now properly absorbs damage from enemy attacks.
    • Rotting Decay is now categorized as a disease.
    • Boon of Harvested Hope is now categorized as a bleed effect.

Player versus Player

  • Brawls
    • Solo Shuffle
      • Fixed an issue that unintentionally reduced the amount of bonus Honor received per round won in Solo Shuffle.
  • Gavel of the First Arbiter damage and absorption granted by the boons are reduced by 50% in PvP combat.

MARCH 14, 2022

Classes

  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Shadow Mend would consume 2 stacks of Manifested Twilight.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Implosion would not deal damage to Explosive Orbs (Mythic+ Affix) or totems if the Explosive Orb or totems were the primary target of the Implosion spell.
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue with Avatar not gaining an additional 10% damage while active.

Covenants

  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue where using The Mad Duke’s Tea item without Theotar, the Mad Duke as your active soulbind would incorrectly place The Mad Duke’s Tea on cooldown.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Added a delay between casts of Creation Catalyst Overcharge on the Nascent Servitors in the Catalyst Gardens.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue that broke stealth abilities when the encounter begins.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • Fixed a targeting issue on Riftmaw and Rend that could be overly punishing towards pets that happen to be in the area-of-effect and are not primary targets of those abilities on Heroic and Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Rend tooltip to not properly display information.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Reduced Halondrus’ health by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Planetcracker Beams now spawn in a more consistent location.
      • Seismic Tremors now targets more consistent locations.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Grim Reflections are now immune to the effects of Wicked Star for 5 seconds after spawning.
      • Befouled Barrier no longer applies to player pets and guardians.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Fixed an issue where Empowered Chrysalis could cause an Infiltration of Dread target to die when unmasked.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue which caused the warning visual for Celestial Terminator to not show when Projected Textures are disabled in System settings.
    • The Jailer
      • The release location after the encounter ends has been moved closer to The Jailer.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Hylbrande health reduced by 5%.
      • Vault Purifier health reduced by 30%.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Myza’s Oasis
      • Crowd Control damage reduced by 50%.
      • Security Slam damage reduced by 40%.
      • Players using the drum set cannot be targeted and are now immune to the effects of Crowd Control.
      • Players using the drum set are now immune to the damage effects of Rotten Food.

Items and Rewards

  • Great Vault
    • [With realm restarts] The Attendant’s Token of Merit has been updated.
      • You may now carry 12 tokens (was 3).
      • You will now receive 2 tokens if you unlocked one Great Vault segment and choose the token reward.
      • You will now receive 4 tokens if you unlocked two Great Vault segments and choose the token reward.
      • You will now receive 6 tokens if you unlocked three or more segments of your Great Vault and choose the token reward.
    • [With realm restarts] Ko’tul in Oribos now offers many new items.
      • Ephemera-Infused Mesh – Add a socket to a Shadowlands Season 3 helmet, necklace, bracer, belt, or ring that does not already have a socket. Costs 6 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Overflowing Chest of Riches – Rewards an average of 3,000 gold. Costs 3 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Certified Vouchsafe – Increase your Renown with your current covenant by 1, up to the cap of 80. This item is bound to Battle.net account. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Bottled Night Sky – Rewards 25 Genesis Motes, used for Protoform Synthesis. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Treatise on Patterns in the Purpose – Rewards 40 Cyphers of the First Ones. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Tribute to the Enlightened – Rewards 150 Reputation with the Enlightened. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
    • Developers’ note: These changes are aimed at improving the feeling of opening your Great Vault even on weeks when, for whatever reason, you don’t see a direct upgrade in the other items you can choose among. We’ve also heard feedback that, as a consolation prize, Attendant’s Tokens of Merit haven’t really felt rewarding enough to erase that frustration. Now in Season 3, we’re making the number of Tokens scale with the number of Vault slots you unlocked, up to a maximum of 6 Tokens per week (from 3 or more unlocked Vault slots). Furthermore, we’re adding additional options to the vendor, including an item that will add a socket to any eligible piece of Season 3 gear.
  • Old Warrior’s Soul trinket now only affects allies within your party and raid.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • [With realm restarts] Tempest Barrier’s (Conduit) absorb value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Fire
      • [With realm restarts] Flamecannon’s (PvP Talent) buff duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Pyrokinesis (PvP Talent) now causes Fireball to reduce the cooldown of Combustion by 2 seconds (was 3 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Tinder (PvP Talent) now reduces the cast time of your next Fireball by 30% (was 50%).
        • Developers’ note: In Season 3, Fire Mages have been overperforming across all skill brackets in rated PvP, and we will be reducing the power of commonly picked talents to better fit within other spec representation and performance. Additionally, we want to address Fire survivability, as stamina has increased with item level between seasons, and the absorb from Tempest Barrier has scaled higher than we’d like. So, we will be reducing the effectiveness of the conduit. We hope that these changes keep the overall feel of Fire in PvP intact, with a more reasonable power output. We look forward to seeing players unlock Class Set and double Legendary bonuses, and we will continue to monitor PvP balance as the season progresses.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • [With realm restarts] The healing increase to Maelstrom Weapon provided by Focused Lightning (Conduit) has been decreased by 70% while engaged in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: During the development of Eternity’s End, we provided a substantial increase to the effectiveness of the Focused Lightning conduit, targeted at bringing it in line with the damage potential of other potency conduit options. However, the healing provided by this conduit has increased Enhancement Shaman’s instant healing capabilities beyond what other similar non-healer specializations can bring to the table in PvP. A change to the healing portion of the conduit should allow other parts of the Enhancement Shaman healing kit to remain strong, and not affect the recent damage throughput increase to Focused Lightning.

Quests

  • Mawrats on the “Fleet-Footed and Fastidious” quest should appear more frequently.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Paladin
      • Belt of the Mawsworn Avenger once again functions correctly.

MARCH 11, 2022

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where the free Heart Strike counterattack was providing more stacks of Endless Rune Waltz than intended during Dancing Rune Weapon.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where Ritual of Ruin would cause the Infernal’s stun to be permanent.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Fixed an issue that could cause doors or bridges to block progress on a reset of the zone.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • Skolex will no longer use Wormhole Jaws on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Fixed an issue causing druids’ Travel Form to sometimes disrupt the functionality of Volatile Charge on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue causing certain spell visual effects to become invisible on hunters affected by Feign Death.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Spell visuals for Cloud of Carrion, Fearful Trepidation, and Infiltration of Dread should no longer be erroneously removed from a Hunter when they cast Feign Death.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue where a set of relics could sometimes fail to all enter combat together.

Items and Rewards

  • Legendary Memories that were previously obtainable from only Castle Nathria can now be purchased from Rendle, who now also appears in both Castle Nathria and in Haven.
  • The Chronicle of Lost Memories now costs 15 Grateful Offerings from Covenant Vendors (was 30), or 1500 Catalogued Research from Archivist Roh-Suir (was 2000), or 400 Soul Cinders from Bonesmith Heirmir (was 600).

Player versus Player

  • Brawls
    • Solo Shuffle
      • While in Solo Shuffle, item levels of at least 142 will now be temporarily raised to a minimum of 239.
        • Developers’ note: We have applied a hotfix that will increase the item level of any item acquired in Shadowlands up to at least 239 while in Solo Shuffle (items above 239 are unaffected by this change). This change will only apply to the Solo Shuffle Brawl due to the unique nature of the game mode. We want players to be able to jump into this new experience right away, but a player with extremely low HP is quickly identified as an easy kill target for each round, resulting in a predictable match for all parties involved. We selected item level 239 to allow for gear acquisition and upgrades to still feel like meaningful power progression for a character.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Jailer’s Gauntlet (Layers 1—8) along with the newest Layers (13—16) for regular runs are now available in Group Finder.

MARCH 10, 2022

Achievements

  • Qualified characters have been awarded the Tormented Hero: Shadowlands Season 2 achievement and title.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • (2) Set Bonus: The Strength buff and Dancing Rune Weapon duration extension effects will now be correctly applied to Heart Strikes cast by the Death Knight’s Dancing Rune Weapons.
    • Unholy
      • (4) Set Bonus: Harvest Time will now be correctly applied when the target is killed by Soul Reaper.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Lava Lash will once again refresh Flame Shock on your primary target.
      • Fixed an issue where refreshing Flame Shocks with Lava Lash would not prioritize targets with Lashing Flames in some situations.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Adjusting the location of devourers in Ephemeral Plains to help make pulls clearer and reduce the concentration of enemies.
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Vigilant Guardian’s health reduced by 5% on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Lihuvim, Principal Architect
      • Degeneration Automa’s Degenerate now has a maximum range of 30 yards.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Decreased the amount of damage Eternity Overdrive gains per application to 42% of its original value on all difficulties (was 50%).
      • Fixed an issue that caused Halondrus to sometimes delay Relocation Form while casting other spells in quick succession.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Shatter to not display its entire visual effect if Projected Textures were disabled in System settings.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the stone gates in the Shimmering Cliffs to not close properly when the encounter ends in failure.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • You now only need to destroy 1 relic to summon your desired automa. After destroying the first relic in a set, the other two are destroyed automatically.
        • Developers’ note: This should be a small quality of life improvement in terms of both the amount of damage required to summon an automa (especially on bosses), and the amount of time extra nameplates spend on the screen.
      • Fixed an issue where the wrong automa could be summoned after defeating a set of relics.
      • Adjusted the spawn locations of several Xy Relic Dealers.
      • Halls of Atonement
        • Echelon
          • Fixed an issue causing Relics to not properly spawn when arriving in the encounter area.
      • The Necrotic Wake
        • Amarth
          • Fixed an issue causing Relics to not properly spawn.
        • Surgeon Stitchflesh
          • Fixed an issue that caused Stitchflesh’s Creation to hit Wo, Vy or Urh automa with Meat Hook.
            • Developers’ note: The Vy Interceptor frequently teleports to a new location, which can be a frustrating obstacle to a well-aimed Meat Hook during the encounter. This change should remove the unfair overlap of these two abilities.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Vault Purifiers no longer immediately attack players as soon as they land.

Items and Rewards

  • The Sandworn Chest minimap icon will no longer appear once a player has looted the chest once that day.
  • The Sandworn Chest can now be looted by more players before despawning.
  • Fixed an issue where Reclaimer’s Intensity Core trinket would unintentionally pull nearby enemies toward the user after the Automa Medic expires. It now has learned who’s friendly and who’s not.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue with the trinket quest “A New Deal” that prevented the trinkets from being obtainable by players as intended.
    • Developers’ note: If you’re still encountering the issue and can’t see the trinket rewards, relogging back into the game should resolve it.

MARCH 9, 2022

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Fixed a tooltip issue where the Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil (Runecarving Power) said it has a 100% chance to activate the effect when the chance is actually 50%.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Lava Lash spread Flame Shocks now prioritize targets with the Lashing Flames (Talent) debuff.
      • Lava Lash spread Flame Shocks no longer apply to neutral enemies that are out of combat.
      • Lava Lash spread Flame Shocks no longer apply to enemies that are under the effects of a crowd control ability that breaks from damage.
      • Fixed an issue where Flame Shock would potentially fall off the primary target when Flame Shock was spread on the maximum number of targets.
      • Lava Lash will no longer refresh Flame Shock on your primary target.
  • Warlock
    • Warlocks can now apply Succubus-specific cosmetic glyphs to Summon Sayaad and Summon Succubus. Succubus glyphs will be maintained, even when they have chosen Summon Incubus or Summon Sayaad.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Mounts are no longer disabled around the quest characters in the center of Haven.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Vigilant Guardian health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Spike of Creation damage reduced by 50% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Force Field is now cancelled 3 seconds after Exposed Core completes.
      • Pneumatic Impact now resets Vigilant Guardian’s melee swing timer.
      • Point Defense Drones should no longer cast Blast when the Vigilant Guardian is channeling Exposed Core.
      • Blast range reduced to 40 yards (was 100 yards).
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Genesis Rings initial hit now only occurs once, and the lingering additional damage reduced by 50% on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • The encounter’s enrage timer has been increased to 10 minutes on Mythic difficulty (was 7 minutes).
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Bastion’s Ward should no longer spawn atop Necrotic Ritualists.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Mal’Ganis and Kin’tessa health reduced by 10% on Normal difficulty.
      • The encounter’s enrage timer has been increased to 13 minutes on Normal difficulty (was 11 minutes).
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed a rare issue that could sometimes cause Celestial Collapse to be cast a third time during a single phase.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Fixed an issue causing Decrypted Urh Cypher to not reduce some cooldowns.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where the following trinkets’ on-use cooldowns wouldn’t reset after a raid boss encounter ends:
    • The First Sigil
    • Chains of Domination
    • Earthbreaker’s Impact
    • Cache of Acquired Treasures
    • Grim Eclipse
    • Intrusive Thoughtcage
  • The Dance Dance Darkmoon item is now a toy and has been added to the Toy Box.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the use of the Anima Wyrm’s Necrotic Barrage during the quest “A Hasty Voyage.”

MARCH 8, 2022

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • (4) Set Bonus: Multi-Shot will now also light up on your action bar when the Killing Frenzy buff is active.
  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) adepts and Mistweaver’s Yu’lon effigy from gaining reduced damage from area of effect attacks similar to other pets and guardians.
    • Fixed an issue where Sinister Teachings (Venthyr Runecarving Power) would not always apply its cooldown reduction after logging in until the legendary was re-equipped.

Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Pocopoc’s Energy is now updated immediately after researching Maxlim.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Force Field now reduces damage taken by exposed core by 90% on Mythic Difficulty (was 80%).
      • Slightly lowered the spawn rate of Volatile Materium and Pre-Fabricate on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the damage of Radioactive Core by 12% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the damage of Fractured Core by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Reduced the energy regeneration rate of Xy Acolytes on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty.
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Withering Seeds now spawn nearby Necrotic Ritualists on all difficulties.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to mount in the Shimmering Cliffs.
      • Fixed an issue causing rogues to be unable to use Shadowstep against Halondrus.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • 3 Grim Reflections are now summoned on Heroic difficulty (was 4).
      • Monstrous Soul Health reduced by 5% on Heroic difficulty.
      • Monstrous Soul’s Necrotic Detonation can be cast while moving on all difficulties.
      • Befouled Barrier absorb amount reduced by 25% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Remorseless Winter damage reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Holy Priest’s healing Anduin’s Hope with Guardian Spirit active should now reduce the cooldown of Guardian Spirit.
      • Fixed an issue causing Soul Explosion to hit pets.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Players are now protected from Cloud of Carrion for a brief moment after being afflicted with Paranoia.
  • Mythic+
    • Encrypted Affix
      • Improved the visibility of Urh’s Force Slam ability.
      • The stealth provided by the Wo Cloaking Field is now much stealthier.
      • Decreased Vy Interceptor’s teleport frequency and range.
  • Mythic Dungeons
    • Enemy damage increased by 21% and health increased by 31% on Mythic Dungeon difficulty.
      • Developers’ note: We are fixing an issue with the difficulty of Mythic Dungeons (Mythic 0) not being increased by the intended amount with the start of Season 3, which has caused an unintended difficulty gap between Mythic 0 and Mythic +2. After the change goes live momentarily, it should help make advancing from Mythic 0 dungeons into attempting Keystones feel smoother and less of a big jump in difficulty.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue that caused players to gain twice the amount of credit for “Soloing Strategy” weekly quest while participating in Solo Shuffle.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Maldraxxus Coliseum from being selected as a map for War Games.

Quests

  • With this week’s scheduled weekly maintenance, fixed an issue where the drop rate of Progenitor Essentia from the tribute rewarded from the weekly quest “Patterns Within Patterns” was not increased.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the catapult from firing in some situations in “The Splintered Fleet” scenario.
  • Fixed an issue where Jarl Velbrand’s level was too high for the quest “To Tame the Drekirjar.”
  • Homing Robot OOX-09/HL will no longer get lost when trying to cross the water during the quest “Rescue OOX-09/HL!”

MARCH 7, 2022

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the achievement The Protoform Matrix from being properly awarded if the Reaving Automa: Neo was killed while casting Unrepair Armor.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Your minions deal 10% increased damage (was 5%). When Soul Reaper’s secondary effect triggers, this bonus increases to 50% for 8 seconds (was 25%).
        • Developers’ note: Unholy’s Tier Set bonus is intended to differentiate the spec from Frost by amplifying one of its niches; strong windows of single-target burst and high-value execute damage. The initial tuning of the bonus was simply too low to make good on that promise, especially when compared to the baseline single-target power other similar bonuses brought to the table.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: Entering a Lunar Eclipse now creates a Fury of Elune at 20% effectiveness (was 25%).
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: While in an Eclipse, the cost of Starsurge and Starfall is reduced by 15% (was 20%).
        • Developers’ note: The synergy that Balance’s tier set has with some options made this set perform a bit higher than intended. We want to bring Balance in-line with other tier set bonuses while still rewarding those synergistic choices. These changes should keep the power of Balance’s tier set bonus but rein in some of the higher outputs we were seeing.
    • Feral
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: Berserk’s cooldown is now reduced by 0.7 seconds per combo point spent (was 0.5 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Sickle of the Lion’s damage is increased by 25%.
        • Developers’ note: We really appreciate all of the feedback on the Feral set and feel that we should take some time to explain these changes. When previously tuning this bonus, we took multiple factors into account: the synergy of the set with other legendaries, its synergy with Feral’s kit, the AOE component, and more. Since we last made adjustments during PTR testing, we’ve gotten a chance to incorporate a great deal of the feedback provided and take a fresh look at the numbers and we found that – as players rightly called out – there was a disconnect in how impactful this bonus was in situations such as single-target encounters.
          Our goal with these changes is to keep Feral being a strong option in single-target encounters while increasing their AOE throughput. We will continue to actively watch discussions about this, and we want to say again: thank you for the feedback, and we appreciate the community’s patience as we take care with the tuning of this spec.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: The set bonus now reads as – Kill Command critical hits empower your next Cobra Shot or Multi-Shot, increasing the damage and cooldown reduction of Cobra Shot by 40% or causing Multi-Shot to grant an additional 6 seconds of Beast Cleave.
        • Developers’ note: We are adding additional functionality to the 4-piece bonus for Beast Mastery Hunters. When your Kill Command critically strikes, it now empowers either your next Cobra Shot with the existing functionality, or causes your next Multi-Shot to cause your next Beast Cleave to last 6 seconds longer. This should allow you to focus more on Barbed Shot, Cobra Shot, and Kill Command in AoE situations and worry less about using a Multi-Shot every 4 seconds to keep the Beast Cleave buff active.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • (2) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue where 2 stacks of Manifested Twilight could be consumed if Shadow Mend triggered the second application.
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • [With realm restarts] Storm Elemental’s Wind Gust effect gained from casting Lightning Bolt or Chain Lightning now has a maximum stack of 10 (was 20). Additionally, if you cast Storm Elemental again while having a Storm Elemental active, the Wind Gust buff will be reset.
        • Developers’ note: The ability to maintain Storm Elemental at long duration and high uptime allows for extended periods of Lightning Bolts with a cast time of less than 0.6 seconds. Players have reported that this is uncomfortable to play, and we believe it might pose a significant accessibility concern. For that reason, we would rather entirely avoid having a class talent allow cast times which are this short, to avoid similar problems in the future. We are reducing the maximum cast time reduction that can be granted by Storm Elemental. In addition, recasting a Storm Elemental while a Storm Elemental is already active will reset the stacks of Wind Gust.
    • Enhancement
      • Fixed an issue where the global cooldown reduction of Frost Shock and Flame Shock were incorrectly benefitting from the effects of haste twice.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: Malefic Rapture’s damage is now increased by 25% (was 15%).
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Shadow Bolt now has a 30% chance and Drain Soul now has a 20% chance to make your next Malefic Rapture cost no Soul Shards and cast instantly (was 20% and 10% respectively).
        • Developers’ note: Affliction’s set bonus wasn’t providing enough of an impactful reward for executing its mechanic. These increases should increase the throughput of Affliction’s tier set and we hope that these changes will bring its output in line with other set bonuses.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • [With realm restarts] (2) Set Bonus: Raging Blow damage reduced to 10% (was 15%).
      • [With realm restarts] (4) Set Bonus: Duration of Recklessness granted reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Glory (Necrolord Runecarving Power): The amount of Rage spent to extend Conqueror’s Banner increased to 25 for Fury Warriors (was 20).
        • Developers’ note: Fury’s tier set was stronger than intended and we will be reducing the power of both the 2-piece and 4-piece to better fit within our goal for tier bonuses. In addition, we will be increasing the amount of Rage required to extend Conqueror’s Banner duration while the Glory legendary is equipped. The overall uptime of Conqueror’s Banner with the Glory legendary, Set Bonus (and conduits) was much higher than intended. We hope with these changes that the overall feel of all covenant Fury builds remain intact but with much more reasonable output.

Creatures and NPCs

  • [With realm restarts] Completing the “Antros” world quest will now award 2 Anima Matrices [500 anima] (was 1 [250 anima]).

Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Glimmercane is now available to start the quest “Mysterious Greenery” after researching Sopranian Understanding.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause bosses to despawn immediately upon defeat.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Fixed issue where the visual effect of Xy Acolyte’s Massive Blast rendered smaller than the actual area of effect.
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Fixed an issue where Humbling Strikes could critically strike.
      • Updated the Dungeon Journal entry for Bastion’s Ward to accurately reflect the damage reduction provided to Runecarver’s Deathtouch.
    • Lihuvim, Principal Architect
      • [With realm restarts] The first cast of Synthesize now occurs much earlier in the encounter.
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the time between casts of Synthesize slightly.
      • [With realm restarts] The damage reduction granted by Protoform Disalignment has been reduced to 50% on Normal difficulty and 20% on Heroic difficulty (was 90%).
      • [With realm restarts] The damage inflicted by Cosmic Shift has been increased by 50% on Heroic Difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] The damage inflicted when an Unstable Mote is created has been increased by approximately 25% on Heroic Difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Damage inflicted by Deconstructing Energy has been increased by 50% on Heroic Difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: We have identified an issue that caused Lihuvim to do significantly less raid damage than expected on all difficulties. While we typically do not increase the difficulty of encounters after release, we do sometimes intervene to address cases where a fight would otherwise be much less engaging than intended.
          We believe intervention is warranted in this case, and so with weekly resets we will be applying a number of changes intended to increase raid damage during the Lihuvim encounter. The biggest change will be to the Cosmic damage reduction provided by Protoform Disalignment, which was incorrectly reducing damage taken by 90%. We also made adjustments to other abilities to ensure raid damage ends up in a healthy place.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Fixed an issue preventing Theotar the Mad Duke’s Token of Appreciation ability (Venthyr Soulbind) from functioning during the encounter.
      • Fixed an issue where Priest’s Unholy Nova (Necrolord Ability) was unusable on Halondrus except in specific spots.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • [With realm restarts] If Anduin Wrynn reaches 10% health in non-Mythic difficulty before starting the final phase of the encounter, he will now immediately begin the final phase.
        • Developers’ note: Players are hitting this threshold in lower difficulties, this should shorten the encounter for groups that overpower the encounter.
    • Lords of Dread
      • We’ve identified an issue with the Ruined Crest of Lordaeron shield and will be removing it from the loot table for one week. The shield should return to the loot table with next week’s scheduled weekly maintenance in each region.
  • Mythic+
    • Fixed an issue where Mythic+ Rating for Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder was incorrectly calculated based on a 38 minute time limit.
      • Developers’ note: This fix is retroactive. Players should see their Mythic+ Ratings for existing runs adjusted accordingly.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Timecap’n Hooktail
      • Fixed an issue where Cannon Barrage would pierce immunities.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • [With realm restarts] Support Officer’s Hard Light Barrier is now a Magic effect.
    • [With realm restarts] Tracker Zo’korss health reduced by 20%.
    • [With realm restarts] Ancient Core Hound health reduced by 20%.
    • [With realm restarts] Commerce Enforcer health reduced by 20%.
    • [With realm restarts] Commander Zo’far health reduced by 25%.
    • The Grand Menagerie
      • Achillite
        • [With realm restarts] Purification Protocol damage reduced by 25%.
      • Alcruux
        • [With realm restarts] The damage of Grand Consumption has been reduced by 35%.

Items and Rewards

  • Players will no longer see additional unusable Revelation Keys drop if they already have two.
  • Bauble of Pure Innovation can now be looted properly by players who meet the requirements.

Quests

  • If players disconnect or leave before Hanoa’s resolution has concluded during “Jiro to Hero,” they can return to Hanoa Exile to start the event again and see the conclusion.

MARCH 4, 2022

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue that caused Wildfire Bomb to not deal any damage when multiple hunters with Wildfire Infusion talented tried to throw the same type of bomb at the same target simultaneously.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed several issues when applying Succubus glyphs to Summon Sayaad. Warlocks can no longer apply Succubus glyphs to Summon Sayaad and now must visit their trainer to choose Summon Succubus to apply Succubus glyphs.
      • Developers note: Succubus glyphs will be maintained, even when they have chosen Summon Incubus or Summon Sayaad.
    • Destruction
      • Fixed an issue where Destruction’s 2-piece set bonus would grant Rain of Chaos.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Otaris the Provoked’s Charged Barrage is now more melee friendly.

Cyphers of the First Ones

  • Pocopoc will now consistently engage in combat.
  • Pocopoc Energy is no longer lost when returning from an arena or rated battleground.
  • Finishing a Cypher language research will no longer take you out of stealth.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic+
    • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
      • Ta’piks can now teleport you to The Gilded Landing if you wish to leave the instance during a Mythic+ run.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Tred’ova
      • Fixed issue where the visual effect of Acid Expulsion rendered smaller than the actual area of effect.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Added a confirmation prompt to the instance exit portal that appears after So’leah is defeated.
    • Hylbrande
      • Increased the time it takes for Sanitizing Field to consume the room.
    • So’leah
      • So’leah’s health has been reduced by 15%.
      • Hyperlight Jolt damage reduced by 25% and now increases the damage of subsequent Hyperlight Jolts by 25% (was 50%).
      • Energy Fragmentation impact damage and damage over time reduced by 25%.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Reduced the cast frequency of Customs Security Disruption Grenade and increased the detonation time by 0.5 seconds.
    • Reduced the cast frequency of Interrogation Specialist’s Stasis Beam.
    • Reduced the cast frequency of Cartel Skulker’s Quickblade.
    • Cartel Lackey health reduced by 35%.
    • Bazaar Strongarm health reduced by 30%.
    • Fixed an issue causing Bazaar Strongarms to become very large after gaining many applications of Unrelenting.
    • Mailroom Mayhem
      • Unstable Explosion impact damage reduced by 30% and damage over time reduced by 30%.
    • Myza’s Oasis
      • Health of Unruly Patrons reduced by 20%.
      • Zo’gron’s health reduced by 10%.
    • The Grand Menagerie
      • Reduced the cast frequency of Venza Goldfuse’s Whirling Domination.
      • Chains of Damnation health reduced by 20%.

Items and Rewards

  • Cypher-Bound Chests, Avian Nests, Mawsworn Supply Chests, Tarachnid Eggs, Discarded Automa Scrap, Forgotten Treasure Vaults, and Sandworn Chests found on the main landmass of Zereth Mortis will now respawn more quickly and despawn less quickly once opened.
  • Slightly increased the quantity of Cyphers of the First Ones found in Cypher-Bound Chests, Avian Nests, Mawsworn Supply Chests, Tarachnid Eggs, Discarded Automa Scrap, and Forgotten Treasure Vaults.
  • Fixed an issue that caused trinkets awarded from World Quests in Zereth Mortis to be an item level lower than intended.

Player versus Player

  • The following items and their effects are now reduced in PvP combat:
    • Raid Trinkets
      • Brood of Endless Feast – Rabid Devourer Chomp damage reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
      • Cache of Acquired Treasures – Acquired Wand reduced by 70%. Vicious Wound reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Chains of Domination – Damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.
      • Earthbreaker’s Impact – Damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Grim Eclipse – Damage reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
      • Heart of the Swarm – Leech and damage reduced by 70% in PvP combat.
      • Intrusive Thoughtcage – Health drain reduced by 70% in PvP combat.
      • Pocket Protoforge – Protoforged Defense absorption reduced by 55% in PvP combat.
      • Pulsating Riftshard – Damage and absorption reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Resonant Reservoir – Disintegration Halo damage reduced by 55% in PvP combat.
      • Scars of Fraternal Strife – The Final Rune damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • The First Sigil – Versatility reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Item Effects
      • Sepulcher’s Savior – Healing and damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.

Quests

  • Players who die while in the Genesis Repository during the quest “A Mutual Exchange” can now enter the room in their spirit form.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Fixed an animation issue on the goblin engineering trinket, Goblin Dragon Gun.

MARCH 3, 2022

Achievements

  • Added additional safety measures to help the Traversing the Spheres achievement register correctly.

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Costumes for Pocopoc now correctly persist through Feign Death.
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue where Wildfire Bombs would not damage player totems or Explosive Orbs in Mythic+ dungeons if the totem or Explosive Orb was the primary target of the Wildfire Bomb.

Covenants

  • Each of the four original Covenant campaign questlines now reward a total of 20 additional Renown.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Several enemies now detect stealth and invisibility.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • Fixed an issue where Retch was not treated as an area of effect spell in regards to all defensive abilities.
    • Artificer Xy’mox
      • Health of Xy Acolytes reduced by 15% on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • Resolved an issue where Interdimensional Wormholes could despawn while Genesis Rings were active when Xy’mox was below 30% health.
      • Reduced the pacing of the encounter by 15% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Improved the visual clarity of Gunship Barrage.
      • Reduced the radius effect of Hyperlight Sparknova.
    • Prototype Pantheon
      • Burden of Sin damage reduced by 25% on all difficulties except Mythic.
      • Added more time before Bastion’s Ward dispel zones despawn upon transitioning between phases.
      • The Prototype Pantheon now pause in their place when beginning Complete Reconstruction and will remain there until all members of the Pantheon are defeated.
      • Improved the visual effect for Pinning Weapon.
      • Fixed an issue where Complete Reconstruction could fail to apply to a Pantheon member.
      • Holy Priest’s Guardian Angel (Talent) will now correctly reduce the cooldown of Guardian Spirit when cast on the Withering Seeds.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Anduin’s health reduced by 5% on Heroic difficulty.
      • Remorseless Winter damage reduced by 10% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Fiendish Soul Health reduced by 25% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Grim Reflection health reduced by 10% on Normal and Heroic difficulty.
      • Befouled Barrier requires 10% less healing on Heroic difficulty.
      • Befouled Barrier requires 20% less healing on Normal difficulty.
  • Mythic+
    • Halls of Atonement
      • Fixed an issue that caused the dungeon’s Mythic+ Rating to be doubled in certain situations.
    • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
      • Bazaar Strongarm no longer triggers affixes that occur on death (such as Bolstering).
    • Theater of Pain
      • Fixed an issue where dueling Gladiators in the Halls of Might could summon their Encrypted affix relics early.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Updated the Tazavesh Portal Network portal in The Opulent Nexus to now transport players back to Stormheim on Heroic and Mythic+ difficulties.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Zo’phex the Sentinel
      • Reduced the health of Containment Cell by 40%.
      • Reduced the periodic damage of Containment Cell by 50%.
    • The Grand Menagerie
      • Alcruux health reduced by 40%.
      • Achillite health reduced by 20%.
      • Venza Goldfuse health reduced by 10%.
  • Hellfire Citadel
    • Gorefiend
      • Fixed an issue that would cause the encounter to reset when engaged by 2 players on Mythic difficulty.
  • Firelands
    • Ragnaros
      • Fixed an issue where The Heart of Ragnaros would not appear after defeating the encounter.

Items and Rewards

  • The following changes have been made to the Cosmic Gladiator’s Resonator trinket:
    • Damage dealt reduced by 18% and can no longer critically strike.
    • Hostile resonators now have a visual to indicate their radius more clearly.
    • Characters within a hostile resonator will now have an indicator debuff applied.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Pure-Air Sail Extensions to increase flying speed.
  • Fluidic and Crystallic Spheroids now have cast time.
  • Fixed an issue where Interrogator’s Vicious Dirk was not dropping from Iska, Outrider of Ruin, High Reaver Damaris, and Reanimatrox Marzan in Zereth Mortis.

Pet Battles

  • Disabled the “back” option for the Pocopoc battle pet.

Quests

  • Zereth Mortis daily and world quests now have a higher chance of awarding Cypher Equipment, and a proportionately lower chance of awarding gold or anima.

Full list of Eternity’s End hotfixes can be found here.

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Great updates! I am having a lot of fun so far, the renown gain in the new zone is quite helpful. I am a little confused on how to get access to the “A Return to Grace” questline. The first questgiver doesn’t seem to be there/not there to me, is there any way to access it? Thanks for your time.

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I’d like to know how to begin A Return to Grace series of quests also. I am at a standstill. Other than World Bosses, the Quests have gone dry. =)

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Hello everyone! Here are the hotfixes that went live today:

FEBRUARY 23, 2022

Classes

  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue that caused Shadow Word: Death to only deal 50% bonus damage instead of 150% bonus damage while targets were below 20% health.
  • Warlock
    • Pacts forged with your Incubus or Succubus will now persist through death and other inconveniences.
    • Fixed an issue where the Summon Sayaad quest, “Whatever You Sayaad,” would not be available if the Warlock’s Succubus was transformed via a glyph.

Covenants

  • Renown levels 79 and 80 can now be earned from any source of Renown, rather than having to be earned from the quests “Replenishing the Reservoir” or “Shaping Fate.”

Creatures and NPCs

  • The looking for group icon will now appear for players attempting to complete the world quest to defeat Antros.

Items and Rewards

  • The following repeatable treasures now appear more frequently in Zereth Mortis:
    • Cypher-Bound Chest
    • Mawsworn Supply Chest
    • Tarachnid Eggs
    • Avian Nest
    • Discarded Automa Scrap
    • Forgotten Treasure Vault
  • The Firim in Exile volumes now spawn instantly.
  • Fixed an issue which prevented Shard of Domination tooltips from greying out in areas where they don’t function.
  • Interacting with Lore Concordances will no longer create a frostbolt visual.

Quests

  • Annelids now spawn more quickly for the world quest “Annelid-ilation.”

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Priest
      • Power Overwhelming now causes all affected spells to cost no mana.
      • Power Overwhelming now immediately causes Mind Blast and Holy Fire cooldowns to reset.
      • Prolonged Infusion now affects Power Overwhelming.

So glad to hear that you’re enjoying the patch!

The rest of the “A Return to Grace” questline will become available in the future. Keep a look out for when it makes its appearance, and in the meantime enjoy the scenic and vast Zereth Mortis. :slight_smile:

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Hopefully you guys have some people fixing these two major bugs found the past 2 days:

  1. Graveyard snapping to sepulcher.
  1. Can get under the map near Hirukon.

The patch otherwise is going well so far.

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Odd, still no fix to the feral 4 piece.

Because you said you’d be watching feedback, and yet here we are 3 months later with no blue post or changes that actually make any sense.

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Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Here are today’s hotfixes,
that I gathered for you. <3

FEBRUARY 24, 2022

Achievements

  • Tales of the Exile will now track credit more reliably. Characters who have already completed portions of this achievement and did not get credit will be awarded credit on those portions upon their next login.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Soloist title to be awarded before earning the Supreme Soloist achievement.

Classes

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Fixed an issue where Ravenous Frenzy (Venthyr Ability) granted an additional stack for simultaneous casts (i.e Stampeding Roar giving a stack for both the cast and form change).
      • Fixed an issue where Kindred Affinity (Kyrian Ability) granted your partner too much of a stat increase when Empowered.
  • Hunter
    • The bleed effect from Pouch of Razor Fragments (Runecarving Power) will no longer be applied to targets who are affected by crowd control effects that can break from taking damage.
  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue where Radiant Spark (Kyrian Ability) could not be dispelled from the player.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Fixed an issue where Shadowform would be cancelled when interacting with chests in Zereth Mortis.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue where casting Grimoire of Sacrifice: Seduction (Talent) on another player would break immediately and would not clear damage over time effects.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue where the map markers for rares would continue to appear after already being looted for the day.

Cypher of the First Ones

  • Fixed an issue in Fugueal Protolock that allowed players to click on previously cleared nodes, causing the Protolock to become incompletable.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Fugueal Protolock given during the quest, “Your First Fugueal Protolock,” to reset prematurely.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue where some player abilities were causing the final group of enemies before Devos to reset.

Items and Rewards

  • [With realm restarts] Participation thresholds have been updated for the Great Vault for Shadowlands Season 3:
    • The first Raid Vault now requires 2 Raid Boss victories (was 3).
    • The second Raid Vault now requires 5 Raid Boss victories (was 6).
    • The third Raid Vault now requires 8 Raid Boss victories (was 9).
      • Developer’s note: These thresholds for the raid will map better to the structure of the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid, especially for groups attempting to move from one difficulty up into the next.
    • The third Mythic+ Vault now requires 8 completed dungeons (was 10).
    • The third PvP Vault now requires 5500 Honor earned in Rated PvP (was 6250).
      • Developer’s note: We want to make these feel a little more attainable, even as aspirational goals for highly-engaged players who love that type of content.
  • Fixed an issue where players with unclaimed Great Vault rewards could become unable to acquire a Mythic Keystone until the following week. If you do not receive your Mythic Keystone as expected for any reason, you may speak to Ta’hsup in the Hall of Holding in Oribos to retrieve it.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a Forgotten Treasure Vault to be stuck in a pillar.

Player versus Player

  • Honorable kills in Zereth Mortis now count as progress towards the quest “Against Overwhelming Odds.”
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Inner Peace (Talent) now correctly prevents knockbacks caused by a Monk’s Ring of Peace.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • When Spirit of the Redeemer (PvP Talent) is used in conjunction with Afterlife (Talent) to resurrect an ally, the Priest will now sacrifice their spirit and not return to life.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Sundering (Talent) will no longer incorrectly both consume the effects of Gladiator’s Resolve and apply its incapacitate effect to players under the effects of Gladiator’s Resolve.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where Xy agents could sometimes not become targetable during the quest, “Xy Are You Doing This?”
  • Vulpera slaves during the quest "Ready to Riot” now always give credit to their liberators for the quest when freed, and once again accept the help of Alliance players.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Adamant Vaults layers 13—16 now also awards Anima on completion.
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  • Fixed an issue where the map markers for rares would continue to appear after already being looted for the day.

Why is this change happening? I thought you would be able to loot rares you already looted infinitely, and I’ve been able to get rewards for repeat kills, albeit less. Is that NOT intentional?

Definitely blizzard you don’t care the Feral’s situation or you are too lazy to read all forums or quotes where the community is telling to you… your customer service is a shame

Of course you fix it AFTER I miss timer because of that bug and of course the one ability reseting it was on our tank so we had to kill them without him… luckily we had a warlock that could use voidwalker.

(We thought it was him reseting it, not an ability.)

Here is a novel idea,how about the reputation commendations actually apply the rep it says. I have looted plenty of them and no rep is added and no, there are no items in bags for it either.
I swear this expac is starting to make even BFA look good. I am beyond fed up with bugged quests and running around in circles for rep and … anima.

  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue where Radiant Spark (Kyrian Ability) could not be dispelled from the player.

Thank you – can this bug be addressed next?

Here is today’s hotfix update:

FEBRUARY 25, 2022

Classes

  • Druid
    • Fixed an issue where Ravenous Frenzy (Venthyr Ability) was not always correctly adding stacks.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Fixed an issue with Warbreaker (Talent) not always properly applying the Colossus Smash effect to enemies.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue where Gluttonous Overgrowth’s Leaf Storm increased player’s movement speed instead of reducing it.

Items and Rewards

  • Instructor’s Divine Bell now always provides its Mastery over 15 seconds (was 9 seconds).
    • Developers’ note: This fixes an issue where existing versions of this trinket used a different duration than new versions.
  • With next week’s scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, several Shadowlands dungeon trinkets will be adjusted:
    • Soulletting Ruby critical strike rating granted reduced by 15%.
      • Developers note: Phial of Putrefaction, Soulletting Ruby, and Blood-Spattered Scale were part of a trifectra of dungeon trinkets that were overbudgeted enough that each new tier of item level scaling ensured they’d be among the best, if not the best trinket for classes that used them without question. Our intention here isn’t to kill their viability, but give more wiggle room for situational competitors and introduce some more variance into player’s gearing choices across Eternity’s End.
    • Bladedancer’s Armor Kit armor and damage increased by 25%.
      • Developers’ note: Bladedancer’s Armor Kit wasn’t providing the defensive value it promised tanks even in situations you’d expect it to be good, so we’re taking a crack at it alongside Pulsating Stoneheart to try and make it less of a negative experience when these 2 drop for you, and more into a place where you’d consider them depending on your situation and class.
    • Pulsating Stoneheart armor, health regeneration, and self-slow duration reduced to 6 seconds (was 12 seconds).
    • Pulsating Stoneheart armor increased by 35%, and health regeneration lowered slightly per-tick, but now ticks On-Use for a total of 7 (was 6) over the duration.
      • Developers’ note - Pulsating Stoneheart wasn’t appropriately tuned against the large downside of snaring oneself for a long period of time, so we’ve compressed the effect to mitigate the downside and make it a much stronger burst of defensive value in situations where you need it.
    • Fixed an issue where the Haste granted from First Class Healing Distributor was scaling incorrectly with item level.

Quests

  • With next week’s scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, the 3-day quest “Patterns Within Patterns” will become a Weekly Quest, and both its completion requirements and rewards will be increased to provide the same pace of progression.
    • Developers’ note: We feel that a full week duration, along with commensurate amounts of Cosmic Flux and other rewards, better suits this quest. We hope this change alleviates the concern some players had over completing it multiple times a week.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Cache of Creation world quests to not be completed after opening the cache.
  • In the “Battle for Highmountain” scenario, killing Fel Champion Gargath quickly should no longer prevent the scenario from progressing.
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Really wish the problem of raid trinkets being underbudgeted was addressed instead of dungeon trinkets being overbudgeted.

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Any plans for IQD nerfs? That trinket is at least as strong as ruby/phial/scale for the specs that use it.

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Honestly you’d need to buff Bladedancer’s armor Kit and Pulsating Stoneheart by 400% for them to be even worth using. They are that bad. I don’t see how the design team doesn’t understand that.

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Please consider buffing the raid trinkets by a substantial amount if this is such an issue.

It’s still very likely that most specs will be farming this trinket above almost all others at high enough item levels. Worse yet, this makes Shadowed Orb of Torment - a raid trinket I was consistently passing on in favor of our Holy Paladins and Fire Mages getting it - Shadow’s potential best-in-slot trinket at the moment since it was solidly the second-best on-use trinket, although behind Soulletting Ruby on most fights at the same item level. The only similar trinket to these (2-minute on-use), Grim Eclipse, is far worse than its much higher item level would imply based on its current values and is awkward to use because of its delayed stat gain. I’m not particularly thrilled by having a trinket I’ve passed on a half-dozen or more times suddenly becoming a possible BiS trinket for a very long time; worse yet, I’m also not thrilled about having to possibly farm for Moonlit Prism (a Legion Timewalking trinket) to have a comparable on-use trinket since that trinket is slated to be very strong as well once Valor upgrades are introduced into the mix.

This is also yet another noticeable nerf to Shadow Priest on top of the 40% nerf to Pallid Command that it had received during the late stages of the PTR. Soulletting Ruby is a very strong option for us, and nerfing a trinket of its nature is a nerf to a spec that a lot of folks agree has been nerfed far, far too heavily in PvE in the first place. This doesn’t introduce more gearing variance; Soulletting Ruby will be strong but worse, or another on-use trinket that performs worse than current Soulletting Ruby performs will take over and Shadow will just be using that while performing worse than it already did.

I completely understand that Phial, Ruby, and Blood-Spattered Scale are particularly good dungeon trinkets; that said, a large part of the problem stems from the fact that so many raid trinkets and most of the dungeon trinkets they’re competing against are laughably undertuned. Bladedancer’s Armor Kit and Pulsating Stone Heart are two such examples of this, and while I appreciate these trinkets receiving buffs (they needed them since day one), there are still trinkets like Overflowing Anima Cage, Sunblood Amethyst, many of the M+ healing trinkets, and the like that just aren’t very good whatsoever.

I dunno; these trinkets were all very strong, but a big part of their strength stemmed from the fact that most of their competition was laughably undertuned. Most raid trinkets are not very good; Cabalist’s Hymnal, Shadowed Orb of Torment, and Titanic Ocular Gland were exceptions, Elegy of the Eternals currently sims at a slight improvement over Ocular Gland when comparing a Heroic version (265) to a Mythic Gland (252), and The First Sigil will be an incredibly awkward trinket to use due to its very long cooldown (and if it ends up being super desirable, it opens up another issue of everyone being able to loot it).

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I genuinely appreciate the effort to fix these underperforming tank trinkets. I really didn’t think they would get looked at. That being said, Mission Not Accomplished.

Bladedancer’s is still grossly undertuned, and it has to be due to the 2-minute duration. That’s ostensibly offset by the 5-minute cooldown, but if you could get a serious degree of damage reduction for 2 straight minutes, that would be problematic. Instead, post-buff and at high item level, you get about 2-3% DR on a Monk, and closer to 1-2% on the rest. That’s still imperceptibly small. A 25% buff doesn’t fix the fundamental problem of giving armor via on-use trinket.

Pulsating Stoneheart is a bigger concern. The 50% self-slow – which cannot be removed by literally any means in the game other than /cancelaura-ing the buff itself – makes using it actively detrimental during any tanking situation that involves movement. The only use case is stand-still encounters with lots of autoattack damage. By cutting the duration on the armor buff instead of just reducing/removing the slow, this trinket is actually weaker in the only situation in which it has any value at all.

The healing increase is helpful, it brings this up to about 18k per cast. That’s almost as much as the newly-added health potions. 18k as a reactive 6-second HoT is far less valuable than a health potion. This is the Bear Druid Frenzied Regen conundrum, but doubled. You’re more likely to be topped up and overhealing – or already dead – by the time that HoT has slowly finished ticking out all it has to offer than you are to actually benefit from the entire thing. And again, the other component offers 600-something armor post-buff. 6 seconds of 2-3% damage reduction that doesn’t even apply to spell damage or bleeds isn’t going to make Bears, Pallies, Warriors, DH’s, and DK’s happy to see this drop.

Static/on-use/procced Versatility buffs, flat DR (Annhylde’s Aegis), procced shields, active shields are what tanks want. These are established, successful, tried-and-true design paradigms. Armor as a trinket effect cannot be competitive because non-Monk classes get so much armor contribution from primary stat. That has been a great design move for the game, but it has made small armor buffs a totally obsolete buff paradigm.

The only way to ever get these trinkets closer to this:

is to redesign them to one of those models, or just cut them from the game entirely.

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