WoW Hotfixes - Updated December 16

Dear blizzard
Please check this video rest shaman need to be buff to get better and pvp please help rest shaman i want to have fun and dragonflight

So when will you fix Overload Elemental Herb/Ore so that they actually do something instead of wasting a 12 hour cooldown?

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Hi can you please put more rez points in these dungeons especially Halls of Infusion? Thanks, Rita

December 10th. Still experiencing massive lag in the Azure Span. Other zones seem fine.

No feast event ongoing, and I’m pretty far from Iskaara (at around 40, 55, doing the Ruriq quest chain).

  • The rare summoned lunkers are already immune to death grip, but the Elite lunkers are not which can make them trivial to defeat. The Elite lunkers (the ones summoned at fishing holes with Ominous Conchs) are now immune to Death Grip.
    • Developers’ Note: Normal lunkers randomly found while Tuskarr are fishing (and those available in world quests) are still susceptible to Death Grip.

Make the Lunkers have more HP/Immune to Damage. Tired of getting my lunkers stolen by a random who comes n 1 shots it while its in the water. Why Harpoon the fish when I can just throw dots on it/ 1 shot it and steal it from the fishers? :confused:

This is what players talk about when making changes that don’t even matter. Fixing the countless Ore nodes that are floating in the air of stuck in terrain making them impossible to gather? Nah, lets make sure that the 80k HP mobs that die in 3 seconds can’t be killed in 1 second by DKs


(4934) Dragonflight PVP Tier List Season 1 PREDICTION ALL SPECS - YouTube

please fix rest shaman the healing need help please

Hotfix to the Fishing Hole makes it so that it’s now completely empty at 0% with nobody willing to be the one to fill it on their own because they’d rather farm it and then give it all once a day.


Are these weekly, daily, or one time rewards?

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The walking on water WorldQuest in Thaldraszus with the fishes was bugged yesterday.

Another round of hot fixes… still can’t use tiered medallion settings on the obsidian collar.

There’s lag in Azure Span at all times, whether there’s a community feast or not. Heck, I feel more lag when I’m questing, gathering or dragon-riding in the area than when I’m doing the community feast.

Some of us were discussing it in the general channel, and it was zone wide lag for everyone and the community feast wasn’t even active.


When are you going to do a bug fix for all the paladins bugs ive reported for the past 4 months. You are either too slow or not even reading my posts to not have fixed them already. Come on, prot is the most bugged spec in the game since beta and still has barely any fixes to its bugs.

Yeah, I wish they’d been clearer on that. I assumed Daily, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. At a minimum, it should be bi-weekly.

Hey all! Here are today’s hotfixes.

December 12, 2022


  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • [With weekly restarts] Blood Fortification no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Demon Hunter
    • [With weekly restarts] Fixed an issue that unintentionally permitted Fodder to the Flame’s heal effect to crit.
    • [With weekly restarts] The Hunt now heals for 10%/20% (as Havoc/Vengeance) of damage dealt to the marked target for 20 seconds (was 25%/50% for 30 seconds).
    • [With weekly restarts] Charred Warblades now heals for 3% of Fire damage dealt (was 5%).
    • Havoc
      • [With weekly restarts] Essence Break damage reduced by 8%.
    • Vengeance
      • [With weekly restarts] Demonic Wards Rank 1 and Rank 2 passives have been removed, reducing Demonic Wards total damage reduction to 10% (was 20% damage reduction).
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • [With weekly restarts] Ursine Adept no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Fixed an issue that caused Frigid Winds to not correctly benefit Freezing Cold’s snare.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • [With weekly restarts] Brewmaster’s Balance no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • [With weekly restarts] Aegis of Light no longer reduces damage taken (was 10% damage reduction).
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • [With weekly restarts] Vampiric Touch healing reduced to 30% of damage dealt (was 50%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Devouring Plague healing reduced to 30% of damage dealt (was 50%).
  • Rogue
    • [With weekly restarts] Leeching Poison leech bonus reduced to 5% (was 10%).
    • Assassination
      • [With weekly restarts] Poison Bomb chance to trigger reduced to 4/8% (was 5/10%).
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Cut to the Chase from benefitting from Echoing Reprimand’s Animacharged combo points.
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Garrote to fail to apply to all targets if one target was immune, when cast with Indiscriminate Carnage.
    • Outlaw
      • [With weekly restarts] Dispatch damage increased by 5%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Pistol Shot damage reduced by 6%.
    • Subtlety
      • [With weekly restarts] Black Powder damage reduced by 5%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Fixed an issue that caused Secret Technique to interact incorrectly with Cold Blood.
  • Warlock
    • [With weekly restarts] Fel Synergy now causes Soul Leech to heal you for 15% of the absorption it grants (was 25%).
    • [With weekly restarts] Soul Leech now grants shields up to 5% of maximum health (was 10%).
    • [With weekly restarts] Demon Skin now increases Soul Leech’s absorption up to 10% of maximum health (was 15%).
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • [With weekly restarts] Gushing Wound damage and healing reduced by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Bloodthirst damage increased by 1%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Bloodbath damage increased by 1%.
        • Developers’ note: Bloodthirst and Bloodbath damage has been increased to compensate for the Gushing Wound damage reduction.
    • Protection
      • [With weekly restarts] Vanguard no longer reduces damage taken (was 5% damage reduction).
      • [With weekly restarts] Defensive Stance reduced to 15% damage reduction (was 20%). Damage reduction remains unchanged at 10% effectiveness in PvP.
      • [With weekly restarts] Demoralizing Shout now reduces damage taken by 20% (was 25%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Ignore Pain now ignores 50% of damage taken (was 55%).

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Nokhud Offensive
    • Fixed an issue causing the dragonriding tutorial message to appear in Maruukai after Balakar Khan had been defeated.
    • Nokhud Longbow’s Multi-Shot’s damage reduced by 71%.
    • Nokhud Hornsounder health reduced by 12%.
    • Nokhud Hornsounder’s Rally the Clan frequency slightly reduced and its cast time slightly increased.
    • Unstable Squall no longer casts Violent Dispersion on death.
    • Nokhud Defender no longer casts Bloodcurdling Shout in Normal and Heroic difficulty.
    • Nokhud Defender’s Bloodcurdling Shout frequency slightly reduced.
    • Nokhud Thunderfist’s Deadly Thunder frequency slightly reduced.
    • Batak’s Bloodcurdling Shout frequency reduced.
    • Soulharvesters’ Shatter Soul will now spawn souls closer to the players targeted with the ability.
    • Granyth
      • Reduced the spawn rate of Nokhud Saboteur on Mythic difficulty.
    • The Raging Tempest
      • Primal Stormshield’s health reduced by 23%.
      • Primal Stormshield’s Stormshield frequency slightly reduced.

Player versus Player

  • [With weekly restarts] Medals of Honor can no longer be used if the honor it grants would put you over the honor cap.
  • [With weekly restarts] Victorious Contender’s Strongbox is now available to Level 70 players from Seltherex in Valdrakken for 5,000 Honor.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight

      • Blood
        • [With weekly restarts] Blood for Blood increases the damage of Heart Strike by 30% (was 60%).
        • [With weekly restarts] Shattering Bone damage reduced by 25% in PvP combat.
    • Demon Hunter

      • [With weekly restarts] Sigil of Misery PvP duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • [With weekly restarts] Concentrated Sigils duration increase value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Precise Sigils duration increase value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Extended Sigils duration increase value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Fodder to the Flame heal effect reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
      • Havoc
        • [With weekly restarts] Consume Soul heal effect when consuming a Demon Soul reduced by 60% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Essence Break damage reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
    • Druid

      • Guardian
        • [With weekly restarts] Moonfire damage reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Thrash damage reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Brambles damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Rage of the Sleeper reflect damage reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] After the Wildfire healing reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Sharpened Claws increases the damage of Thrash and Swipe by 10% in PvP combat (was 25%).
        • [With weekly restarts] Tooth and Claw increases the damage of Maul by 20% in PvP combat (was 40%).
    • Mage

      • Fire
        • [With weekly restarts] Combustion can no longer be dispelled.
          • Developers’ note: We feel that the counterplay to Combustion, a major self-cast offensive cooldown, did not feel appropriate as it was easily dispelled. We are hoping with this change that it will prompt more creative solutions to counterplay the ability. We didn’t want to make this change previously, due to balance concerns, but now feel it is an appropriate time to bring it in line with other major cooldowns.
    • Paladin

      • Protection
        • [With weekly restarts] Word of Glory healing reduced by 30% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Light of the Titans healing reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Guardian of the Forgotten Queen cooldown increased to 5 minutes.
    • Priest

      • [With weekly restarts] Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague healing are no longer reduced in PvP combat.
    • Rogue

      • [With weekly restarts] Soothing Darkness heal effect reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Assassination
        • [With weekly restarts] Hemotoxin (PvP Talent) healing reduction effect reduced to 35% (was 40%).
      • Subtlety
        • [With weekly restarts] The Rotten damage bonus for Backstab and Shadowstrike reduced to 30% in PvP combat (was 50%).
          • Developers’ note: Shadowstrike was hitting too hard, leaving minimum room for counterplay for opponents and taking too much damage in a single stun.
    • Warrior

      • Fury
        • [With weekly restarts] Bloodthirst now restores 2% of your health in PvP combat (was 3%).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse now decreases healing taken by 3% per stack (was 5% per stack).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse now stacks up to 12 times (was 8 times).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse duration increased to 9 seconds (was 6 seconds).
        • [With weekly restarts] Slaughterhouse duration is no longer refreshed when adding stacks.
      • Protection
        • [With weekly restarts] Shield Charge damage reduced by 25% in PvP combat.
        • [With weekly restarts] Booming Voice now increases the damage you deal by 10% in PvP combat (was 20%).
  • Solo Shuffle
    • [With weekly restarts] With Season 1’s start, the minimum PvP item level to queue for Rated Solo Shuffle is 408.


  • Jewelcrafting
    • [With weekly restarts] Stats granted by the Elemental Lariat’s equip effect reduced by 5% and it can no longer have multiple bonuses up simultaneously. This change does not negatively impact proc rates or buff uptime.
      • Developers’ note: Many players have their sights set on the Elemental Lariat as one of their first Spark of Ingenuity crafts as it becomes available tomorrow. Upon further investigation, this turned out to be slightly stronger than intended and we have adjusted it to better match our expectations. We wanted to ensure these changes were in before players invested their valuable resources into acquiring it so everyone can make an informed decision about whether to create this item.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue where hidden spells in Azmerloth were being printed in the combat log.
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no obsidian collar socket fix?

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Revert Death Strike Nerf.

Remove spell warden.

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M+ isn’t even out yet and you’re nerfing Prot Warrior this hard? Why are we even doing big nerfs like this before S1 even starts? This is a bit much don’t you think?

Any plans for the quest Re-rebuilding the AFMOD not appearing for some players? Still isn’t showing up even with all requirements completed.

It’s not that bad. Tanks are doing end of expansion mitigation at the start of an expansion. It’s very much needed.

I walked into M0 at 315 and was taking no damage.

Warriors will still sit at the top of damage mitigation rankings as Kings.
As I’ve said before: Warriors can maintain 100% uptime on Shield Block and Ignore pain with current builds. So something needed to be done.

I’m all for tanks taking more damage, but please also address passive healing that was nerfed with the HP buff. We have spells and abilities that are Att% which do next to no actual healing. We will need this as damage scales with harder content and we become super spikey down the line.

Also, please consider bringing WoG back OFF the GCD.