WoW Hotfixes - Updated December 16

I laughed so hard!

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K, good bugfix I guess; but last I checked Rogues can use class poisons and weapon consumables, why can’t Shaman?

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How would anyone know that the Mald arena was giving less conq when every match ends in the most losing person leaving in the last second of the match to block everyone from getting paid?

Pleeeeeeeeease revert the visual of the thundering affix back to what it was on beta so I can actually see it through all the insane visual noise in keys!

Pretty sure you all ninja-nerfed Monk’s Ancient Teachings didn’t you. Fistweaving feels awful today.

Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

December 15, 2022


  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Orbital Strike’s targeting reticle will now match the radius of the damage spell.
      • Orbital Strike will now damage targets that are on top of or behind the Druid.
      • Umbral Embrace will now appear on the Personal Resource Display.
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue with Ruthless Marauder incorrectly affecting the damage of Fury of the Eagle.
      • Fury of the Eagle damage increased by 115%, which should keep the damage of Fury of the Eagle roughly the same as it was when talented into 3/3 Ruthless Marauder.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Divine Purpose from being gained from Radiant Decree casts.
  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue causing Inner Light from Inner Light and Shadow to not reduce the mana cost of several spells.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Exsanguinate cooldown from resetting after encounters.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Algeth’ar Academy

    • Echo of Doragosa
      • Adjusted the number of Overwhelming Power applications required to create an Arcane Rift to 3 (was 4).
        • Developers’ note: This ability is taking longer than expected to come into play during the encounter, making the encounter less engaging than desired.
  • Halls of Infusion

    • Proto-Dragons now have more consistent movement when positioning themselves around a player.
  • Vault of the Incarnates

    • Fixed an issue where items with a profession skill requirement could be rolled on by anyone when using Group Loot.
    • Eranog
      • Fixed an issue causing Primal Flames to sometimes turn in unexpected ways during Stage Two.
    • Terros
      • Fixed an issue that could prevent Druid’s Convoke the Spirits from striking Terros at the appropriate range.
    • Dathea, Ascended
      • Fixed an issue causing Shaman Windfury Totem and Earthen Wall Totem to not apply correctly during the encounter.
      • Fixed an issue causing Warlock’s Demonic Gateway to incorrectly change its location during the encounter.
    • Broodkeeper Diurna
      • Added a personal notification when a player is targeted by Empowered Greatstaff’s Wrath.
      • Fixed an issue where Primalist Reinforcements’ spawn location indicator may be overlapped with another.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where Rumbling Ruby would not trigger from certain melee attacks.
  • Fixed an issue where Desperate Invoker’s Codex did not have its current cooldown reduced when gaining stacks of Hatred. Now, if Desperate Invoker’s Codex is on cooldown, gaining a stack of Hatred will reduce it by one second.


  • Fixed an issue with the Thundering affix that caused Primal Overload to trigger after a keystone dungeon has been completed.
  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to loot a Mythic+ Keystone.
  • Fixed an issue where players’ saved Mythic Keystone level was not properly upgraded when running a Mythic+ dungeon that originated in a previous expansion.
  • The Nokhud Offensive
    • Balakar Khan
      • Players pulled by Static Spear are no longer affected by Quaking.
  • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
    • Fixed an issue where a Shadowmoon Burial Grounds Mythic+ group could default to Challenge difficulty when listed in the Group Finder.
    • Shadowmoon Dominator’s Domination can now be interrupted by stun and knockback effects.

Player versus Player

  • Classes
    • Rogue

      • Assassination
        • Fixed an issue that caused poisons to be removed when entering Arenas if talented into Dragon-Tempered Blades.
    • Warlock

      • The following spells are no longer usable while silenced: Call Fel Lord, Demonic Strength, Guillotine, Inquisitor’s Gaze, Shadowflame, Soulburn, Soul Strike, Soul Swap, and Soul Tap.
      • Summon Soulkeeper is no longer castable while moving and can now be interrupted.
      • Fel Domination and Soul Strike are now classified as Shadow magic.
      • Dimensional Rift and Summon Soulkeeper are now classified as Chaos magic.
      • Burning Rush and Summon Infernal are now classified as Fire magic.
      • Guillotine and Inquisitor’s Gaze are now classified as Shadowflame magic.
  • Items
    • Victorious Contender’s Strongboxes are now awarded after every 4 wins in a given bracket.
    • Victorious Contender’s Strongboxes now correctly drop a scaling amount of Primal Chaos based on PvP rating from the match the box was earned from.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Primal Focus and Concentrated Primal Focus reagents from having a chance to drop for players at Rival II or higher if the match it was earned from was at an appropriate rating.
    • Significantly increased the drop rate of Infurious recipes.
  • Solo Shuffle
    • Made some adjustments to Rated Solo Shuffle matchmaking to have more evenly matched games. We will continue to monitor these matches and look for ways to make further improvements as necessary.

Primal Storms

  • Elite enemies that are spawned during Primal Storms will no longer despawn if their corresponding storm ends and they are in combat.
  • The map marker for the Elemental Storm in the Cobalt Assembly has been moved to be more visible.


  • Engineering
    • Fixed an issue that caused Primal Deconstruction Charge to cost 1 Awakened Fire instead of 1 Rousing Fire.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Grease Grenade from being craftable.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented EZ-Thro bombs from being discoverable when specialized into EZ-Thro.
    • Increased the chance of discovering new epic bracer recipes when crafting rare goggles and the P.E.W. x2 for specialized Engineers.
    • Significantly increased the chance of discovering Safety Components when a Tinker malfunctions for specialized Engineers.
    • Slightly lowered the chance to experience a catastrophic malfunction when using Tinkers.


  • Valdrakken
    • Alexstrasza will now always be available in Valdrakken for players to turn in “Moving On.”
    • “To Valdrakken” will now point you to Alexstrasza’s location if she has left Valdrakken.
    • Added paragon reputation tracking to “Aiding the Accord” quests early. We didn’t anticipate the commitment some players have to digging holes for reputation.

Are we assuming the drop rate for the elemental lariat recipe is intended, after this post? They addressed some issues with the storms and also buffed the drop rate for PVP recipes.

Is it time to just give up the grind for the recipe? It feels bad to put so much work and profession knowledge into Jewel crafting necklaces, in preparation of getting this recipe, only to just use it to make sockets for everyone else. I wouldn’t have gone this route at all in Jewel Crafting, if I had known this would be the end result.

Seriously, did you guys unbuff / nerf Monk’s Ancient Teachings back down to the 250% in PvP? It feels like the additional buff it was receiving from the previous patch is no longer in effect.

Please fix rest shaman healing please

for Thrall’s sake, Blizz! just fix the Dragonflight rares so they can have a daily reset!

a day late and a dollar wow token short… its fine, I found a use for “all” of them crafts on my alt.

thank you

sounds like someone can’t wait to get their bot on!

Typical of you dragon riding cultists just because someone for whatever reason doesn’t like your precious dragon riding they must be either botting or faking having a legitimate problem doing it.

Unlike you and your kind I at least have symphony for those who for some reason or another can’t do something and don’t belittle or insult them.

For your stupidity and being a bot and troll have a nice time on ignore troll bot.




    Fixed an issue that caused poisons to be removed when entering Arenas if talented into Dragon-Tempered Blades.

Did you guys test this? I also reported to bugs board a while back. DTB poison will be removed when you’re teleported, hearth, zone-in to instances, and sometimes reload after LUA error. Please fix all those cases!

Nothing about brewmaster? Removing the 10% damage reduction across the board from tanks had no effect on the top specs. Brewmaster would still be the worst tank spec if you gave that mitigation back, but at least we might start getting invited.

So, is there a reason why the ability to get Rousing Decay was nerfed? Like, legit it only drops from elites in Braken Hide now, wth, especially when there’s no other way to get it

This is not fixed. Just smashed our key because of this. Quaking right on the static pull… dead.

My mindbender is bugged. It shows a sha beast, and I don’t even have glyph of the sha for my shadowfiend :woozy_face:

Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

December 16, 2022


  • For Honor Our Ancestors, Jhakan Khan’s requested item has been changed from Primal Molten Greatbelt to Fire-Blessed Greatsword.


  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Fixed an issue with Nether Tempest not always applying to your currently selected target.
  • Rogue
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Thistle Tea charges from refreshing after encounters.


  • Cliffside Wylderdrake
    • Green Scales manuscript will now correctly unlock green scales.
    • Blue Scales manuscript will now correctly unlock blue scales.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Vault of the Incarnates
    • Eranog
      • Resolved an issue causing Incinerate to sometimes hit players if Eranog was defeated during intermission.


  • Affixes
    • Thundering
      • Mark of Lightning and Mark of Wind no longer display an overhead visual once only one marked player remains.
      • The visual warning when Mark of Lightning and Mark of Wind near expiration has been increased in size.
  • Halls of Valor
    • Hyrja
      • Fixed an issue that caused Hyrja’s and Olmyr’s Sanctify ability to inflict more damage than intended.
  • Temple of the Jade Serpent
    • Wise Mari
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Wise Mari’s facing to change during Wash Away.
  • Vault of the Incarnates
    • The number of Dormant Infusers increased to 5 on Mythic difficulty (was 4).
    • Dathea, Ascended’s health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.

Pet Battles

  • The Gray Marmoni and Black Skitterbug battle pets are now bind-on-pickup.

Player versus Player

  • Characters
    • Pandaren
      • Pre-Mixed Pot of Noodles will now scale up to level 70, granting an appropriate amount of Versatility for Pandaren in PvP.


  • Griftah has taken note of all the wonderous and amazing items that the adventurers of Azeroth have been crafting and has decided to branch out his business to include a new Optional Reagent: Griftah’s All-Purpose Embellishing Powder. Griftah’s All-Purpose Embellishing Powder is guaranteed to give your gear +1 Sparkle when applied through crafting or recrafting! This will remove any embellishments you have added to that gear, as well as the Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2) requirement on it.
  • Alchemy
    • Fixed several issues that caused Phial durations to scale unpredictably when consuming multiple. Phial duration specialization perks should now also function correctly as part of this fix.
    • Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage will now correctly restore Corrupting Rage if you die while Overwhelming Rage is active.
  • Jewelcrafting
    • Fixed a scaling issue that caused Idol of the Aspects trinkets to be far weaker than intended.
    • Idol of the Aspects trinkets now stack up to 18 times before transforming (was 15).


  • Dragonscale Expedition
    • The Small Expedition Shovel is now bind-on-pickup.
    • Fixed an issue where some of the early Dragonscale Expedition cosmetics were set to Bind on Account instead of Bind on Pickup. Players can purchase items on alts to unlock them once at least one character has reached the correct Renown Rank.
  • Maruuk Centaur
    • Essence of Awakening is now properly bind-on-pickup.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Fixed an issue where holidays on the calendar could be off by one day.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Frost
        • Fixed an issue where it was possible to have multiple ranks of Icy Talons active at once.
      • Unholy
        • Fixed an issue where multiple ranks of Desolation can be stacked at once.
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…are you guys going to refund the Spark of Ingenuity for those of us who used it on this achievement before this change?

Or are we just screwed out of an entire spark?

I’m opening a ticket just in case, cause this seems like a massive oversight if you are not refunding them. :confused: