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Archive of Hotfixes from 2020

December

Hotfixes: December 1 - 22 | 2020-12-22 by Blizzard Entertainment

December 22

Achievements
Auction House
  • Fixed an issue where Favorited items would disappear after a sudden disconnect.
Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • [Heartstop Aura] (PvP Talent) will no longer affect the cooldown of Gladiator's Medallion.
  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue with  [Flow of Time] (Conduit) not reducing the [Shimmer] (Talent) cooldown by the appropriate amount at higher item levels.
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed an issue where players couldn't summon party members with a Warlock portal inside Castle Nathria on Mythic difficulty.
    • Artificer Xy'mox
      • Resolved an issue where abilities would change their sequence if Artificer Xy'mox changes phases before casting Dimensional Tear.
      • Glyph of Destruction now applies to targets that are not in line of sight.
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Warrior's Spell Reflect will no longer negate the Expose Desires ability.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue preventing Dancing Fever from being reapplied properly on Mythic difficulty.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Dusk Elegy was not correctly reducing incoming healing.
  • De Other Side
    • Increased the time to complete the dungeon by 2 minutes on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • The Necrotic Wake
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Executor Tarvold
      • Castigate now inflicts damage every 1 second (was 0.75 seconds).
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue with Sephuz's Proclamation (Legendary Effect) granting its buff regardless of whether the crowd controlling ability was successful or not.
Player versus Player
  • Vanndar Stormpike peered across the Alterac Valley battleground and saw that his adversary's health was 20% higher than his own. Not to be outdone, Vanndar has put in the work and increased his own health by 20%.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Anima Powers
    • Multiple Elethium anima powers will no longer appear in the same Anima Cell. In addition, their elemental damage and healing penalties have been reduced to -25% (was -75%).
WoW Classic

December 21

Covenants
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Anima Orbs and Massive Anima Orbs can no longer be picked up by players with Anima Injection, Anima Infection, Volatile Anima Injection or Volatile Anima Infection.
      • Resolved an issue where Wicked Blade was not following the targeted players correctly on Normal difficulty.
      • Stone Legion Skirmisher's now cast Wicked Slaughter every 10 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 8 seconds).
      • Stone Legion Commando's Volatile Stone Shell absorb shield has been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fungalmancer's Binding Fungus can now be interrupted and has a cast time of 3 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Fen Hatchling's Clinging Infestation damage reduced by 50% per stack.
    • Fungi Stormer's Fungistorm damage reduced by 20%.
    • Brood Ambusher's Enveloping Webbing can now be interrupted.
    • Globgrog
      • Health reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Reduced the health of Slimy Smorgasbord by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Forsworn Goliath health reduced by 25%.
    • Kyrian Dark-Praetor health reduced by 30%.
    • Etherdiver no longer use the Maw-Touched Spittle ability.
    • Forsworn Helion no longer use the Crescendo ability.
    • The Intimidated and Oppression debuffs are removed more quickly after the casting Lieutenant (Klotos, Lakesis or Astronos) has been defeated.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Amarth
      • Tortured Echoes now expires after 30 seconds (was permanent), and its damage has been increased by 100% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Kul'tharok
      • Grasping Hands now correctly appears at two locations.
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused only one soul to become bound by Grasping Hands while two players stood at the spectral hands' location.
    • Mordretha, the Endless Empress
      • Echoes of Carnage periodic damage reduced by 50% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Dark Devastation cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 1.5 seconds) and increased the size of the casting visual effect to be more noticeable.
      • Ghostly Charge cast time increased to 3.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
Items and Rewards
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Anima Powers
    • Death Knight
    • Monk
      • [With regional restarts] [Maw-Darkened Slippers] damage increased by 20% and now only deals damage when Rolling (was jumping and Rolling).
      • [With regional restarts] [Dowsing Rod] has been redesigned – Standing in your [Faeline Stomp] reduces the damage you and your allies take by 10%, but Faeline Stomp's length is reduced.
      • [With regional restarts] Ever-tumbling Stone has been redesigned – When you activate this power, and whenever you change floors in Torghast, [Roll] grants immunity to all damage for 1 second per yard traveled.

December 18

Achievements
Adventures
Classes
  • Mage
    • Arcane
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Clarity of Mind (Legendary Effect) while talented into [Spirit Shell] will now properly extend [Atonement]s while other Discipline Priests are present in the group.
      • Clarity of Mind (Legendary Effect) while talented into Spirit Shell will now extend Atonements that were applied right before casting Spirit Shell.
    • Holy
      • Cardinal Mending's (PvP Talent) healing on pets and NPCs can no longer exceed the caster's maximum health.
  • Warlock
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where characters who swapped to the Kyrian Covenant would be told to complete the quest "N [60] A Calling in Bastion," but be unable to complete the quest.
    • Fixed an issue where Xandria could phase out while on the Kyrian Campaign quest "N [60] A Perilous Journey" while she still offered a Calling quest.
    • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players who disconnected, summoned, or otherwise left the vehicle during the quest "N [60] Fight and Flight" would not be placed near Xandria and may be unable to interact with her.
  • Night Fae
  • Venthyr
    •  [Stock: Appetizers] now unlocks when reaching Friendly with the Ember Court. This upgrade grants you an additional 2 minutes in the Ember Court once you complete the quest chain that starts from Picky Stefan, your refreshment coordinator.
      • Developers' note: While we are seeing people successfully making their guests happy, we want to give players a little more time to explore and try new guest combinations to help them prepare for when they unlock 3 guests in a few weeks.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Corrected an issue that could cause players to have reduced combat bonuses against level 40 and lower enemies (notably legacy raid and dungeon content) when leveling past 50.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Smoldering Remnants now wait 1.5 seconds before starting to inflict damage on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Reduced the damage of Smoldering Remnants by 10% on Normal difficulty.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue that would prevent Veteran Stoneguard from being attackable during Danse Macabre.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Anima Infusion, Anima Infection, Volatile Anima Infusion, and Volatile Anima Infection can no longer be removed by immunities.
      • Fixed issue that caused Wicked Blade to sometimes hit moving players twice.
      • Fixed issue sometimes causing 2 Wicked Blades to be launched simultaneously.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Holy Priests will now have their deaths count against the dungeon timer.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue preventing certain charge abilities from working on Forsworn Justicar.
    • Kin-Tara
      • Overhead Slash now only strikes her primary target and its damage has been reduced by 40%. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch.
      • Increased the distance at which melee characters can attack Kin-Tara.
  • Theater of Pain
Items and Rewards
  • The Great Vault's [Stygia] reward is now more detailed about how much Stygia it provides.
  • Corrected an issue that caused some item levels on rewards granted from World Quests to not keep pace with character progress correctly.
  • The " [Glowing Gift]" trinket claimed from defeating the Greench should now scale to a more appropriate item level.
  •  [Momentum Redistributor Boots] has had its damage capped at 20% of the player's health. It has also been given a 5 minute cooldown.
Player versus Player
  • Battlegrounds
    • [With regional restarts] Level 60 non-player enemies in Alterac Valley should now be appropriately powerful and dangerous.
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

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

December 17

Achievements
  • Fixed an issue where [Hunting Party] credit was not earned after the Hunt scenario was completed.
Classes
  • Mage
    • [Shifting Power]'s (Night Fae Ability) visual effects now appear much smaller for friendly players.
  • Monk
    • Resolved an issue that caused Clouded Focus (Legendary Effect) to provide its bonus while [Soothing Mist] is not active.
    • [Bonedust Brew] (Necrolord Ability) will no longer deal greatly increased damage against enemies that take increased damage.
  • Priest
    • Thoughtsteal (PvP Talent) no longer plays a misleading error sound when trying to cast the stolen spell.
    • Divine Ascension (PvP Talent) is now considered a Holy spell.
    • Shadow
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Corrected an issue where some raid encounter abilities were incorrectly triggering the bonus mana restoration of [Water Shield].
Covenants
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Level 10 Keystone end-of-run chest items have returned back to item level 203.
    • Fixed an issue where the [Bursting] Affix was not inflicting an appropriate amount of damage for Shadowlands Mythic dungeons.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Storming Affix to inflict more damage than intended.
    • Theater of Pain
      • Xav the Unfallen
        • Resolved an issue that prevented players targeted by Blood and Glory from landing in the dueling arena.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Plague Crash tentacles now hit a wider area, and their placement has been adjusted accordingly.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Abominations will now only cast Tenderize and Mutilate on their current target.
      • Tenderize now increases Physical damage taken by 12% per stack (was 15%).
      • Mutilate damage reduced by 15%.
Items and Rewards
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

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

December 16

Achievements
  • Baine can now be targeted by snowballs in Oribos for the Horde [Scrooge] achievement. Happy Winter's Veil!
Adventures
  • While progressing through the Adventures campaign, certain Maw Adventures now have fixed difficulty and availability.
Classes
Covenants
  • Fixed an issue where training dummies in covenant sanctums would keep players in combat for too long.
  • Kyrian
  • Night Fae
    • A cinematic now plays when earning Dreamweaver as a Soulbind.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players who abandon the quest "N [60] The Garden of Night" would be unable to see Qadarin to accept it again.
    • Fixed an issue during the Night Fae campaign quest "N [60] Broken Webs" where Qadarin would not be near the player after relogging.
    • Fixed an issue where Qadarin would be unavailable to turn in the Night Fae quest "N [60] Spriggan Snares" if players had turned in "N [60] A Little Pruning" and "N [60] Broken Webs" first.
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the UI Widget from displaying how many Anima Containers are open.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Chain Slam would sometimes hit players twice.
      • Fixed an issue where Giant Fists would sometimes not hit the closest player to Sludgefist's melee target.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Druids could cancel their shapeshift forms to escape the reduced movement speed effect from March of the Penitent.
  • Plaguefall
    • Fixed an issue where Plaguebound Devoted could sometimes fail to contribute to the Enemy Forces requirements on Mythic Keystone difficulty
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where Piercing Blur images could turn and dash in an unintended direction.
Items and Rewards
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Adjusted the per-player health scaling on Soulsteel Colossus to bring his overall combat duration down to a reasonable level.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Corrected an issue that could cause actors in a flashback scene triggered by returning the Runecarver's memories to fail to display correctly.
  • Empowered enemies at the end of a floor now have more delay in between their basic magic damage spells.
  • Reduced the amount of damage some area of effect spells were doing to party sizes greater than 1.
  • Reduced the maximum number of targets a Deadsoul Echo can fire Discordant Barrage at.
  • Reduced the visual clutter intensity of Discordant Barrage.
  • Goxul the Devourer
    • Time between casts of Mass Devour increased to 36 seconds (was 18 seconds).
    • Health and damage reduced by 10%.
World Quests
  • The Tea Tales series of World Quests in Revendreth should now correctly continue to appear for players who have completed all 4 characters' tales. Theotar apologizes profusely for his inadvertent rudeness in neglecting your previous invitations.
WoW Classic

December 15

Classes
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where some quests in the Kyrian Covenant Campaign chapter "N [60] Among the Kyrian" would display as incomplete for players who joined the Kyrian from another covenant and did not do certain optional quests. Players in this state should visit Oribos to have their status updated.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quests "N [60] Aerial Advantage" and "N [60] Trouble on the Western Front" would fall to their deaths on login.
    • Fixed an issue where players who disconnect during the Kyrian Campaign quest "N [60] Stronger Together" would be unable to reach the Zerekriss.
    • Fixed an issue where players could not get back to the Zerekriss to accept the Kyrian Campaign quest "N [60] Fight and Flight" if they left the area.
    • Fixed an issue where voice over narrations would overlap with a nearby World Quest during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign quest "N [60] Stronger Together."
  • Necrolord
    • Fixed an issue where players who changed covenants to join the Necrolords could be unable to turn in certain quests to Draka.
  • Night Fae
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Increased the distance of Spreadshot on all difficulties.
    • Artificer Xy'mox
      • Resolved an issue in which Artificer Xy'mox's door may remain closed during a soft reset scenario.
    • Council of Blood
      • Fixed an issue where Danse Macabre's spotlight visual effect would sometimes not appear.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue whereSludgefist's Giant Fists were not hitting the secondary target for the correct amount of damage.
      • Sludgefist's melee attack damage has been decreased by 18% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Stone Legion Generals
      • Ravenous Feast no longer targets players afflicted with Wicked Mark unless there are no other options.
      • Wicked Blade no longer targets players stunned by Ravenous Feast unless there are no other options.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Inquisitor Sigar has earned more experience from all the Tormented Souls he communed with and is now level 61 (was level 60).
  • Plaguefall
    • Venomous Snipers no longer have the Venompiercer ability.
      • Developers' note: This change was targeted at lowering the complexity and difficulty of the mechanics near Domina Venomblade's platform, particularly for melee roles.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Fixed an issue where players could fail to force Devos back down out of her air phase when she's flying on the far left or right.
    • Fixed an issue where players could cause Devos to enter combat before Oryphrion is defeated.
    • Ventunax
      • Shadowhirls now provide additional warning before activating during the encounter.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
Quests
  • Resolved an issue where the stairway to complete the quest "N [60] Sustain, In Vain" was blocked off.
  • Reduced Entropic Cascade's visual effects during the Lightforged Draenei Allied Race quest "A [110] The Lightforged."
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • If you return to life in Torghast, the enemies that previously caused your demise will let you take the first swing before attacking you.
WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Crystalline Tear required for the quest "N [60] Long Forgotten Memories" to sometimes become unresponsive after a player previously on the quest did not complete the quest event correctly.

December 14

Classes
  • Death Knight
  • Druid
    • [With regional restarts] Balance of all Things (Legendary Effect) now causes [Eclipse] to increase your critical strike chance with Arcane or Nature spells by 40%, decreasing by 8% every 1 second (was 50% crit, decreasing by 10% per second).
    • Balance
      • [With regional restarts] [Starfall] damage reduced by 6%.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] The damage of [Aimed Shot] has been reduced by 5%.
      • [With regional restarts] The damage of [Arcane Shot] has been reduced by 5%.
  • Mage
    • [With regional restarts] Arcane Harmony (Legendary Effect) now gains up to 10 stacks in PvP (was 15).
  • Monk
  • Rogue
    • [With regional restarts]  [Reverberation] (Kyrian Conduit) effectiveness reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).
    • [With regional restarts] [Echoing Reprimand] (Kyrian Ability) initial damage reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] [Nightstalker] (Talent) increases damage dealt while [Stealth] is active by 25% (was 50%).
    • Subtlety
      • [With regional restarts] [Cold Blood] (PvP Talent) damage is now properly reduced by effects such as Versatility.
      • [With regional restarts] Nightstalker (Talent) increases damage dealt while Stealth or [Shadow Dance] is active by 8% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 12%).
      • [With regional restarts] Shadow Blades now deals an additional 30% damage against enemy players (was 40%).
  • Shaman
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • [With regional restarts] Combat Meditation (Pelagos Soulbind) Mastery value reduced by 50% in PvP and duration increased by 50% in PvP.
    • [With regional restarts] Nemea has finished rearing a new generation of larions who have taken up residence in areas near Elysian Hold in Bastion to provide flight to and from the hold for Kyrian Covenant members.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Fixed an issue where the encounter would sometimes not complete correctly.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Fixed an issue where Remornia's Massacre ability had a very small chance to fail.
  • De Other Side
    • Improved the readability on Skeletal Warlord's Undying Rage.
    • Decreased the size of the Enraged Spirit's Enraged Mask, the gameplay remains the same.
    • Added a visual effect for Night Fae players to denote the radius of the Haunted Urn.
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue where Mojo Infusion was being affected by a player's Haste when freeing Bwonsamdi from Primeval Grasp.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where the door to her platform could become stuck and lock players out after a wipe.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue which caused the Force Multiplier weapon enchant to increase in power as a player's level increased from 50 to 60. This enchant's strength is now correctly capped at level 50.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players who didn't join the Venthyr covenant to receive Ember Court items from the Revendreth Calling tribute,  [Favor of the Court].
  • Increased the visibility of the posed Venthyr dancers created from Macabre Sheet Music.
Player versus Player
  • [With regional restarts] Battle for Azeroth Call to Arms quests award reduced [Honor].
  • Due to the relatively increased pace of PvP combat in Shadowlands, [Dampening] will no longer begin at 20% in 2v2 Arena. Dampening is applied immediately in 2v2 and after 5 minutes in 3v3.
Quests
  • Threads of Fate
    • Fixed an issue where the turn-in marker for the quest "N [50] Support the Court" would be in the wrong location for Night Fae players who completed the quest at level 60.

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • The Lingering Cloak of Ve'nari buff has been limited to War Mode only.
  • Altered the visuals attached to Lingering Cloak of Ve'nari and Edict of the Eternal Ones to make them less overwhelming when they are active.
  • Resolved an issue where Hunts could sometimes not progress to the next stage.
  • Fixed an issue where players were being redirected to a far graveyard when releasing their spirit within Perdition Hold.
  • The sounds associated with entering The Maw from Oribos are now an optional experience.
  • [With regional restarts] Particularly puny creatures in the Maw no longer drop [Stygia].
  • [With regional restarts] Elite creatures in the Maw now drop additional Stygia.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • [With regional restarts] Enemy health increased for healer specializations and enemy physical damage increased for tank specializations. These changes are targeted towards solo players and have a reduced effect while in a group.
  • [With regional restarts] Enemy health and damage increased on floors 2, 4, and 5.
  • [With regional restarts] Dark Ascended Corrus, Warden Skoldus, and Cellblock Sentinel received minor ability adjustments and health tuning to bring them more in line with other bosses.
  • Anima Powers
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • [With regional restarts] The bonus damage from [Demonic Consumption] (Talent) will now only apply to a single Demonic Tyrant when summoned in Torghast, rather than all Demonic Tyrants.
World Quests
  • Fixed an issue where ordering Gatamatos to search an area would fail to break stealth during the Bastion World Quest "N [60WQ] Training Regimen."
WoW Classic

December 11

Achievements
Classes
  • Tank Specializations
    • [With regional restarts] Threat generation for all Tanks increased by 10%.
  • Death Knight
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] All healing abilities reduced by 4%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Healing Rain] reduced by an additional 10%.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] [Chaos Bolt] damage increased by 22%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] [Mortal Strike] damage increased by 20%. Damage reduced by an equivalent amount in PvP.
      • [With regional restarts] [Slam] (Rank 3) now increases Slam's damage by 50% (was 25%).
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
  • NPCs who comment on your choice of covenant will now do so less frequently.
  • Resolved an issue where Sanngror the Torturer would sometimes become stuck.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed a bug that caused additional loot to unintentionally drop from bosses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented many of the non-boss NPCs in Castle Nathria from scaling their health and damage as raid size increased. Non-boss NPCs base health before scaling has been reduced by 10%.
    • Huntsman Altimor
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Increased the healing done by Infuser's Boon to 200% per stack on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 50%).
      • Reduced the max stack count of Infuser's Boon to 5 on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 10).
      • Essence Overflow now heals Kael'thas Sunstrider for 1.5% of his maximum health on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 1%).
    • Sludgefist
      • Stonequake's ground visual effect has been updated to be more noticeable.
      • Screen effect for players standing in Stonequake has been changed.
      • Occurrences of Falling Rubble over the duration of the encounter reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
      • The number of players affected by Chain Link has been lowered and no longer scales with the number of pillars destroyed on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Sludgefist's health reduced by 12% on Normal difficulty.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Warlock's [Corruption] will no longer be removed from enemies when using the teleporters.
Items and Rewards
Quests
  • Players who are unable to complete "N [60] The Sweetest Tribute" due to a  [Ripe Purian] already showing up in the tribute tray should abandon the quest and then talk to Elios to restart it.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Resolved an issue where enemies afflicted with the Blinding Smoke Capsule debuff would engage in combat with the player if they got too close but not attack them.
  • Minions of Torghast should be less likely to hit players with volley type abilities that they are not in combat with.
  • Torments
    • Eye of Skoldus and Fracturing Forces no longer spawn assassins on boss floors.
    • Breath of Coldheart health bonus per stack lowered to 3% maximum health (was 5%).
  • Anima Powers
    • [Resonant Mawfang] damage reduced to 2% of target's maximum health (was 10%).
    • [Frostchipper] damage reduced to 5% of the target's current health (was 20%).
    • The buffs provided by Dark Fortress and Fallen Armaments now stack to 5 (was 10).
World Quests
  • Demonology Warlocks and Beast Mastery Hunters will now receive kyrian aid during the Bastion World Quest "N [60WQ] Air Supremacy."
WoW Companion App
  • Fixed issue where some players on iPhone 11 and 12 could not access Guilds & Communities.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements on iOS. All users will need to reset their settings.

December 10

Classes
Covenants
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from completing the Conduit tutorial quests for their covenant if conduits were added to the Forge of Bonds before accepting the quest.
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Mikanikos could not be infused with anima for the quest "Partner for Eternity."
    • Path of Ascension
      • Increased the reflect damage from  [Spiritforged Aegis].
      • Fixed an issue where Myn'ir would not attack her target when they were hiding behind a pillar. She now understands how to play the game of hide and seek.
      • Fixed an issue where enemy debuffs would be removed when switching between Mikanikos and Bron.
  • Night Fae
    • Corrected the research time of the third tier of the Night Fae Anima Conductor to be consistent with the other covenants.
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue that caused the automatic guest list refresh that occurs after the Ember Court scenario to incorrectly consume a Blank Invitation.
      • Developers' note: Speak with Lady Ilinca above Sinfall to purchase additional Blank Invitations. Blank Invitations allow you to swap a guest on your Guest List to invite a specific guest you want to be BFFs with, build the most compatible party crew, or just replace guests that you haven't unlocked yet.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Azgar no longer evades while casting Torrent of Ash.
  • Mayhem the slime kitten has taken his name less seriously and will now appear for all players to pet, regardless of what phase they are in.
  • Taerlina has restocked her Inscription supplies and now sells Rune Etched Vials and  [Aerated Water].
  • The icon for the Unguarded Gorm Eggs event will no longer display on the minimap if the event is not active.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
    • Council of Blood
      • All council members will now stay within the dance hall and allow for the encounter to be reset.
  • De Other Side
    • Resolved an issue where scale increasing auras, such as the [Prideful] Affix on Mythic Keystone difficulty, could prevent some larger player models from passing through doorways within the gnome wing.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Kyrian Stitchwerk will now attack the closest player when its main target is out of range. Additionally, Tenderize now stacks to 4 (was 6) and Mutilate damage reduced by 8%.
Quests
  • "N [60] The Final Pieces" now automatically progresses if the quest items are in the player's bank or obtained from a Guild Bank.
  • Twigin should now return to give players a ride back to the necropolis in case you leave during the quest "N [60] This Way Out."

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Fixed a few locations where it was possible to get trapped behind the exit portal on a certain floors, preventing the player from continuing to progress through the tower.
  • Anima Powers
World Quests
WoW Classic
  • Naxxramas
    • Fixed an issue where Instructor Razuvious might attack totems or pets instead of players when engaged.

December 9

Classes
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Resolved an issue that could cause [Wildfire Bomb] to deal more damage than intended to targets that were falling.
  • Monk
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Doomblade (Legendary Effect) from working in Rated Battlegrounds and Arenas.
Covenants
  • Kyrian
    • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players who had finished Chapter 3 of their campaign could float on top of the Crest of Ascension, and could see players from a previous state as if they were floating. Forgelite Prime Mikanikos has applied a new invention to prevent this from occurring.
    • Energy Core and Forgeflame from the Eternal Forge in Bastion can no longer be used outside of the area.
    • Fixed an issue where player pets would display as if they were floating above the Crest of Ascension for Kyrian players who had finished Chapter 3 of their campaign.
    • Fixed additional issues causing Kyrian players with the [Unburden] effect to encounter issues when using a flight path.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Corrected the back seats of the Revendreth Carriages so players are no longer hovering in the wrong direction when riding in back.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting has taken a break and will only spawn if anima is sent to Tirna Scithe.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Castle Nathria
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Resolved an issue that caused Sinseeker's damage over time to scale too aggressively with raid size on all difficulties.
      • Sinseeker's cast time increased to 5.5 seconds on all difficulties (was 4 seconds).
      • Devour Soul buff reduced to 100% on Normal difficulty and 150% on Heroic difficulty (was 200%).
      • Devour Soul duration decreased to 30 seconds in Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 60 seconds).
    • Hungering Destroyer
      • Hungering Destroyer will now target up to 1 fewer player when casting Gluttonous Miasma on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • The cast time of Hungering Destroyer's Volatile Ejection has been increased to 4.5 seconds on Normal difficulty (was 4 seconds).
    • Lady Inerva Darkvein
      • Harnessed Specters should be less prone to using Condemn while a tank is engaged with them.
    • Sun King's Salvation
      • Soul Pedestal healing substantially increased on all difficulties.
      • Enemies in this encounter now berserk after 14 minutes on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Rockbound Vanquisher's Concussive Smash damage reduced by 15% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Bleakwing Assassin's Crimson Flurry initial damage and damage over time reduced by 15% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Shade of Kael'thas's Ember Blast reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue where the Shade of Kael'thas could fail to disappear when defeated.
    • Artificer Xy'Mox
      • Glyph of Destruction periodic damage over time reduced by 50% on Normal difficulty.
      • Rift Blast cast time increased to 3.75 seconds on Normal difficulty (was 3 seconds).
      • Rift Blast damage reduced by 18% on Normal difficulty.
      • Fleeting Spirit now summons 2 spirits in a 10 person raid, scaling with raid size to up to 6 spirits on all difficulties.
      • Limited the number of healing specialized players that can be targeted by Fleeting Spirits on all difficulties.
      • Seeds of Extinction cast time of Extinction increased by 2 seconds on Normal difficulty.
    • Sludgefist
      • Fixed an issue where Hateful Gaze would sometimes not cast immediately when Sludgefist hits 100 rage.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • High Adjudicator Aleez
  • Necrotic Wake
  • Plaguefall
    • Slime tentacles no longer continue to cast Vile Spit while banished.
    • Using [Banish] while in the Crushing Embrace of a Slime Tentacle within Plaguefall will now release you.
    • Resolved an issue where Margrave Stradama's Plague Crash is affecting players in unintended locations.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Zo'sorg and his business associates now offer a quest for rated PvP.
Quests
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Empowered Coldheart creatures no longer cast Fallen Armaments or Dark Fortress.
  • Empowered Coldheart Agents cast Shadow Spear less frequently.
  • Monk
    • Anima Powers
      • [Fae Aftershock] (Night Fae) now deals damage correctly for Windwalker Monks.
      • Fae Aftershock (Night Fae) now deals damage every 2 seconds for 10 seconds (was a 2 second duration).
User Interface
  • All Shadowlands dungeon and raid entrances are now visible on the map, regardless if their locations have yet to be discovered.
World Quests

December 8

Achievements
Classes
Covenants
  • Fixed an issue where "Replenishing the Reservoir" could not be progressed while in a raid group.
  • Fixed an issue where professions and pet battle World Quests could fail to give credit for "N [50] Bolstering Bastion", "N [50] Rallying Maldraxxus", "N [50] Support the Court", and "N [50] Reinforcing Revendreth."
  • Fixed an issue where the world map marker would not display for the quest "N [60] Choosing Your Purpose."
  • Venthyr
    • Reduced the Ember Court weekly restock requirement of Infused Rubies to 20 (was 50).
    • Reduced the cost of the Blank Invitation (used to reroll a guest) to 8 Infused Rubies (was 15).
    • New Venthyr members completing their first Ember Court will now also see a Blank Invitation alongside the item opening their second guest slot.
      • Developers' note: While players have had a lot of time to gather enough Infused Rubies for the first week, we want to give players a bit more freedom to customize their guest list and account for the other activities starting in Season 1 that will take more of their time.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Inquisitors in the Halls of Atonement area of Revendreth now correctly provide full reputation rewards to all players who attacked them, including the player who breaks the Inquisitor's immunity.
  • Aspirant Eolis should now still be able to be summoned if one player loots the  [Fragile Humility Scroll] without using it.
  • Shadowlands World Bosses should now be properly supported by the Premade Group Finder.
  • The Broker fishing vendors has stopped hogging the cooking station and allowed the Broker cooking vendor and trainer to take their rightful spot.
  • Restricted the total number of additional Rotting Minions that World Boss Mortanis can spawn.
Dungeons and Raids
  • De Other Side
    • Resolved an issue where Dark Lotus would inflict too much damage when the Risen Cultist is player controlled.
  • Plaguefall
    • The slime tentacles in the gauntlet have moved to placements that better suit their purposes.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • While in the Maw, harvesting  [Nightshade] now increases the threat level of Eye of the Jailer and rewards [Stygia].
  • Threat Level 5: Immediate Extermination now retains its stacks when you leave the zone and re-enter.
  • Stygia and reputation gains in the Maw are now only disabled when Immediate Extermination reaches 10 stacks, rather than when it is first applied to you. Push your luck a little further... if you dare!
  • Fixed a rare issue which could cause Eye of the Jailer to fail to reset if you were present in the zone during the daily reset.
  • Lingering Cloak of Ve'nari now applies to end-game players as they enter The Maw.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests
WoW Classic
  • Naxxramas
    • To prevent an issue with the cage door remaining locked, Noth the Plaguebringer can no longer die while he's preparing to teleport.
    • Fixed an issue where Heigan the Unclean's slow eruptions could sometimes overlap with the fast eruptions.
WoW Companion App
  • Fixed a crash affecting players on Android 10 and 11. Users will need to reset their settings.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements on Android.

December 7

Adventures
  • The companion buff indicators now remain visible when swapping between the Companions and Adventures tabs on the Command Table.
Allied Races
  • (With realm restarts) Resolved an issue where some players were unable to create a new Allied Race character.
Classes
  • Druid
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Fixed an issue where [Wild Spirits] (Night Fae ability) was benefitting from the damage increase of the mastery stat twice.
      • Damage of Wild Spirits has been increased by 25% for Marksmanship Hunters.
  • Monk
  • Priest
    • [Mindgames] (Venthyr ability) will now display on nameplates to the casting Priest.
  • Rogue
    • [Shadowy Duel] (PvP Talent) will no longer sometimes cause the Rogue to be invisible to the target being dueled.
Covenants
  • Necrolord
  • Night Fae
    • Players will no longer be able to use the  [Pinch of Faerie Dust] item while they have the Faerie's Blessing from a Basket of Enchanted Wings.
    • Fixed an issue where Podtender ( Soulbind ) would sometimes stun the player after dying and releasing.
    • Podtender now displays an icon on raid frames while the player is rejuvenating in the wildseed .
Creatures and NPCs
  • (With realm restarts) Huntmaster Petrus now always spawns accompanied by Reza and Geza. Should he fall in battle, it's possible his pets might be left behind and open to making new friends.
  • (With realm restarts) Skuld Vit's barrier can now be bypassed by those with the right tricks.
  • Feenix Arcshine in Orgrimmar has learned the art of [Arcane Momentum] and will offer his training to fellow mages.
  • Battle for Azeroth creatures that increase their health as the player's item level increases now stop scaling at a lower, more appropriate item level.
  • Gorm spawned near Decayed Husks will now respawn at a more appropriate rate.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Plaguefall
    • Margrave Stradama
      • Resolved an issue where players could inadvertently avoid Plague Crash while swimming in and around Margrave Stradama's plague jacuzzi.
  • Sanguine Depths
  • Fixed an issue with General Kaal where her door could become stuck and lock players out after a wipe.
Items and Rewards
  • Weapons sold for [Conquest] by Zo'sorg in Oribos will not require additional Achievements to purchase.
  • Corrected an issue that could allow crafted Common-quality base items for Runecarving to incorrectly affect tradability of items obtained in raids and dungeons.
  • Resolved an issue preventing Conduit item icons from matching in the Soulbind user interface.
  • Players now receive an understandable error when trying to add the  [Arboreal Gulper] mount to their collection, if they are ineligible.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some of the unique Revendreth consumables to be mailed to you when you already had one of them in your inventory.
  • Fixed a bug preventing  [Memory of the Arbiter's Judgment] from being obtainable .
Player versus Player
  • (With realm restarts) The number of players on each side in Ashran has been increased to 30 (was 25).
  • Resolved an issue in The Maw that caused Player vs Player deaths to incur a larger [Stygia] penalty than intended.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing PvP trinkets' spell visuals and sounds to not play.
  • Hunter
    • (With realm restarts) [Aimed Shot] no longer deals 10% increased damage in PvP situations.
    • (With realm restarts) N [52] Double Tap's extra Aimed Shot deals 50% reduced damage in PvP situations.
  • Paladin
    • (With realm restarts)  [Ringing Clarity] (Kyrian) can now trigger up to 2 multi-casts in PvP situations (was 3).
    • (With realm restarts) [Judgment] (Kyrian) cast from [Divine Toll] deals 75% increased damage in PvP situations (was 100%).
    • (With realm restarts) [Final Reckoning] increases the damage of Holy Power abilities by 30% in PvP situations (was 50%).
  • Rogue
Professions
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • (With realm restarts) The Empowered enemies at the end of a floor have been made more threatening.
  • (With realm restarts) Wing bosses Binder Baritas and Watchers of Death have been made more threatening as they were previously too easy to defeat.
  • [Frostbite Wand]'s effect now hits for a percentage of current health (was a percentage of maximum health).
  • [Frostchipper]'s effect now hits for a percentage of current health (was a percentage of maximum health).
  • [Vitality Guillotine]'s effect no longer reduces the health of a boss enemy. Its function is unchanged against rare and elite enemies .
  • [Heart-Piercing Spine]'s effect now reduces targets to 70% health (was a r educ tion to 50% health ) .
World
World Quests
  • Fixed an issue where unintended buffs would display during the Bastion World Quest "AHH! Real Monsters!"
  • Fixed an issue where one of the jumps would occasionally fail to work during the Bastion World Quest "Flight School: Up and Away!"
WoW Classic
  • Naxxramas
    • Spell Penetration bonuses no longer decrease the effect of Frost Resistance on Sapphiron's Frost Aura.

December 4

Allied Races
Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir's demise.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • After rescuing Essence of Z'rali and before the final fight, General Kaal now removes her Evasive Mantle upon entering combat to alleviate an issue if she is pulled to her next position in the gauntlet early.
Items and Rewards
Professions
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Daily and weekly quests within the Maw can no longer be held beyond the day or week in which they were picked up by the player.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests
WoW Classic
  • Pets will now automatically attack hostile enemies and players when set to Aggressive stance.
  • Addressed an issue where Damaged Necrotic Shards do not take damage from defeating Shadows of Doom.
  • Entering Naxxramas now places you on the lower platform, while the teleport to Sapphiron's Lair is triggered on the upper platform, allowing you to zone in and explore the 4 wings.
    • Developers' note: The behavior of immediately teleporting players to Sapphiron's Lair upon re-entry to the raid following the defeat of the 4 wing-bosses, IS authentic, but we felt the inability to return and collect Frozen Runes that had been missed was punishing enough to warrant a change here. In keeping with the theme, however, there is still no escape from Frostwyrm Lair short of using your  [Hearthstone] or teleporting. Naxxramas is, among other things, a prison, from which the damned find escape difficult.

December 3

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir's demise.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.
Dungeons and Raids
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue that could allow Mueh'zala to be attacked prior to defeating the other bosses of De Other Side.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • The visual effects of Depraved Obliterator's Curse of Obliteration spell will now more closely match the range of the spell's impact, regardless of the player's race.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • Summoned pets will now properly follow their master back to Nalthor the Rimebinder's platform after completing the Dark Exile gauntlet.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds will now have a chance to drop for Survival Hunters.
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where General Kaal would not provide loot while also being declared defeated if players were being knocked off the platform as they finished the fight.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Completing Battleground objectives will now provide credit for the weekly PvP quests, "N [60P] Observing Battle" and "N [60P] Observing War."
  • PvP World Quests will now count for the associated zone's defense Callings.
Professions
Quests
  • Threads of Fate
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Players will now be able to complete the Ember Court unlock questline even while the World Quest "Tea Tales" is active. Affected players should seek out Tubbins in the Ember Ward to accept the quest "N [57] Formal Refreshments" to continue.
  • Bastion
    • The quest "N [60] RSVP: Kleia and Pelagos" will now allow the player to use the soul mirror again and face their memories if they were defeated in a previous attempt.
  • Ardenweald
    • Brigdin now offers her quest "N [56] Forest Disappearances" while she's in combat.
    • Fixed an issue where the Croaking Bag ability disappeared when a player exits and returns to the game while on the quest "N [60WQ] To Serve Spriggan."

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Ve'nari has upgraded her wards in The Maw, granting players a brief window of invisibility and immunity as they exit her refuge or after landing from an Animaflow flight.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
User Interface

December 2

Achievements
Characters
  • Fixed an issue where Kyrian players using a flight path with the [Unburden] buff would encounter issues on the resulting flight.
Classes
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Corrected an issue causing Castle Nathria to show up in the Adventure Guide prematurely. This will return next week!
  • Plaguefall
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Fixed an issue where Essence of Z'rali could no longer be picked up after dying multiple times while holding the naaru.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Oryphrion
      • Improved the visual performance on Empyreal Ordnance. Instances of this should now leech less anima from graphics cards.
  • Vault of the Wardens
Items and Rewards
  • The  [Overflowing Ember Mirror] trinket now properly notes that it deals 33% of the remaining absorb for the explosion when it expires.
  • Fixed an issue where the Unbound Changeling trinket was granting less Haste than indicated in the tooltip. Additionally, the Unbound Changeling transformation that provides all three stats (Critical Strike, Haste and Mastery) has had the stats reduced by 16% and the transformation now persists through death.
  •  [Strength of Blood] offered by Ta'tru now increases Strength by 10 and is comparable to the other stat potions he barters.
  • The Tuft of Smoldering Plumage trinket now correctly instantly heals players that suffer lethal damage.
  • Fixed an issue where the minions summoned from the Satchel of Misbegotten Minions trinket would sometimes run in place if they triggered on a target that died. The minion should now rush to your current target or the location where the previous enemy was defeated.
  • The Enchanted Chest in Ardenweald will now respawn instantly when looted.
Player versus Player
Quests
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Venthyr players will no longer sometimes incorrectly receive the Gracious Guest debuff, preventing them from completing the Ember Court scenario.
    • Some material costs for Ember Court restock quests have been adjusted to account for current market values.
    • Fixed an issue where Night Fae players could complete the Maw quest "N [60] Setting the Ground Rules" without having first done the Night Fae quest "N [60] Do What We Cannot." Players who did not do this quest and have the campaign chapter "For Queen and Grove!" displaying as incomplete should be fixed the next time they return to Oribos.
  • Ardenweald
  • Battle for Azeroth

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue which prevented some Maw daily quests from granting bonus rewards while in War Mode.
  • Mawsworn Crossbows no longer deal excessive damage to enemy players in War Mode.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests

December 1

Adventures
  • The tutorial quests for your covenant's Command Table can now be completed, even if you abandon the quests after completing the tutorial mission.
  • The tutorial tip explaining troops at the Command Table has been updated to more accurately convey that multiple troops of any type can be assigned in a single Adventure.
Classes
  • Demon Hunter
  • Druid
    • General
      • Using [Soulshape] (Night Fae Signature Ability) while in a shapeshift form will once again correctly return Druids to their previous form after Soulshape ends.
      • [Kindred Spirits] (Kyrian Ability) now correctly allows the casting Druid to be bound to only one ally at a time.
      • Fixed an issue where [Thorns] (PvP Talent) was not dealing damage to attackers after being melee attacked.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
  • Mage
  • Paladin
    • General
      • Fixed an issue that was causing Paladins that were boosted with a Shadowlands Character Boost to give the incorrect item level of equipment. The fix will only apply to newly created boost characters. If your boosted character still has the lower item level equipment, please contact Customer Support.
      • Memory of a Relentless Inquisitor (Legendary Effect) can now be crafted by all three specializations.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where Flash Concentration (Legendary Effect) was not reducing [Heal]'s cast time by 0.2 seconds per stack as indicated by the tooltip.
    • Shadow
  • Rogue
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Fixed an issue causing [Battle Shout] to grant more Attack Power than intended to Hunters.
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Removed the daily lockout on Shadowlands dungeons on Heroic difficulty.
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue that could cause a Primeval Grasp totem to be interactable when unintended.
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent Mueh'zala from visually entering his defeated state.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Fixed an issue where one of the incorrect doors in the maze would not send the party back to the beginning of the maze on Mythic difficulty.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where General Kaal would respawn after she was defeated.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Players holding the Strange Orb now drop the orb when they accept a summon or leave the platform the orb is supposed to be used on.
    • Soulletting Ruby will now have a chance to drop for all Intellect users.
Items and Rewards
  •  [Treatise on Sinstone Fragment Acquisition] is now consumed on use.
  •  [Unusually Large Mushroom] no longer drops after defeating Humon'gozz for the day.
  • Fixed an issue that caused level 55 and 60 water to return the same amount of mana. The level 60 water now returns 40,000 mana and the level 55 water was increased to return 20,000 mana.
  • Level 55 food no longer scales up to level 60 and is now a static value.
  • The level 60 food and water now costs slightly more than the level 55 food and water.
  • The tooltip text displaying eligibility to purchase and upgrade Covenant armor sets now correctly matches the requirements.
Pet Battles
  • Gorgemouth in the Failed Experiment World Quest has correctly applied its Spiked Skin passive ability so that it now properly reduces and reflects damage to its attackers.
Professions
Quests
Reputation

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Absorb shields and pets are no longer effective against Threat Level 5: Immediate Extermination. No one is safe when they've caught the Jailer's attention.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the defeat of some rare creatures while in a raid group to not increase your Threat Level.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Broker Ve'ken has gathered information about your Torghast run and will now share with you the identity of the next boss you will face.
  • Unnatural Power (Torghast Power) no longer grants interrupt immunity upon reaching 10 stacks.
  • 10 stacks of Unnatural Power no longer makes the enemy immune to Priest's [Mind Flay].
World Quests
  • Moved the minimap location of Sarah Wight so she's easier to locate to complete the World Quest "Thrashin' the Camp."
  • The enemies required for "N [60WQ] Spore Losers" now respawn faster.
  • Reduced the damage dealt by enemies during the Bastion World Quest "N [60WQ] Air Supremacy."

November

Hotfixes: November 23 - 30 | 2020-11-23 by Blizzard Entertainment
Hotfixes: November 2 - 20 | 2020-11-09 by Blizzard Entertainment

November 30

Achievements
Classes
Covenants
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Added a power bar to Mueh'zala so that he may better convey when his next Soulcrusher is coming.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Dungeon enemies can no longer immediately recast Spine Crush.
  • Plaguefall
  • Spires of Ascension
    • The transport kyrian will now carry druids in their combat shapeshift forms.
Items and Rewards
  • Reduced the idle sound effect volume of the [Warstitched Darkhound]] mount.
  • The  [Hearty Dragon Plume] toy now has a 15 minute cooldown (was 5 minutes).
  • Players are now able to watch other's strum their  [Fae Harp] toy. Enjoy the show!
  • Fixed an issue that caused characters to remain laughing after using the  [S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera MkII].
  • Deep Fried Seraph Tenders now only work outdoors and not in dungeons or battlegrounds. Tooltips will be updated to reflect this in a future patch.
  •  [Pre-Mixed Pot of Noodles] now grants an appropriate amount of Versatility for Pandaren characters at level 60.
Player versus Player
  • Oribos PvP quests, such as "N [60P] Observing Battle," should now show a turn-in location once completed.
  • Hunter
    • [Hunter's Mark] now lasts 30 seconds instead of indefinitely when used against an enemy player.
Professions
  • [With regional restarts] Resolved an issue where experience gained from crafting a Legendary item would sometimes not retain after relogging into the game.
  • Budding Lashers now reward Herbalists loot after gathering their corpses.
Quests
Soulbinds

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Saving Souls with the Soulkeeper present no longer grants [Stygia] after reaching Threat Level 5.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the Soulkeeper to unexpectedly be present with your character in the Maw when Anima Salvage was an active calling. It will once again only be present when you are tasked with collecting souls.
World Quests

November 27

Classes
  • Mage
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Corrected an issue where [Soul Rot] (Night Fae Ability) was unable to be used if the warlock was low on health.
Covenants
  • Corrected an issue that could cause players who were trying to switch covenants to incorrectly be treated as having previously been a member of their desired new covenant.
Creatures and NPCs
Items and Rewards
  • The Mistcaller Ocarina trinket now refreshes its buff duration when the buff is already applied and the buff now lasts 15 minutes (was 5 minutes).
Quests
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Any [Soul Ash] that was not looted from defeated enemies will now be sent directly to your character's currency collection the next time you log back into the game.
World Quests

November 26

Character
  • [With regional restarts] Oribos no longer separates players with War Mode enabled from those who have it disabled.
  • Falling off the edge of the Shattered Grove in Maldraxxus will no longer send the character to Westfall or the Barrens. Falling to your death is enough punishment.
Classes
Covenants
  • Players who switch covenants after completing the Maw introduction and gathering 5 Redeemed Souls for their first covenant should now find that they have 5 Redeemed Souls waiting for them in their new covenant. Players who changed covenants prior to this fix and were roadblocked by missing Redeemed Souls should visit Oribos, which will perform a process that corrects the issue.
  • Adventures missions now appear immediately after completing the tutorial when switching covenants.
  • Kleia is now a bit more chatty and now welcomes being the chosen Soulbind in Elysian Hold.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a player to be rejected from their chosen covenant. Covenant pacts lost in this way can now be re-selected.
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Fixed an issue where Revendreth players with combat pets could not correctly interact with Loyal Stoneborn.
Items and Rewards
  • The cooldown of  [Slumberwood Band]'s effect can no longer be prematurely cleared by death or by using immunities and similar effects.
  • The  [Oribobber] now makes sound when a fish is hooked.
  • Resolved an issue where  [Master Duelist's Chit] trinket would fail to correctly display its visual effect when striking targets at range.
Quests
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
  • Added missing sounds to some creatures and boss abilities.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Arch-Suppressor Laguas to become afflicted with Thrall's Earthen Crush ability and permanently evade all oncoming attacks.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Unnatural Power to be removed with mind control abilities.
World Quests

November 25

Character
Classes
  • Demon Hunter
  • Paladin
  • Rogue
    • General
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the reactivation of [Flagellation] (Venthyr Ability) and granting Haste while the Rogue's target is still alive.
Covenants
  • Beginning construction of the Venthyr Anima Conductor now properly consumes available Anima.
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Fixed an issue in the Misty Forest where a maze door would not open when approaching the door from the side.
    • Slain gorms should now drop loot as intended.
    • Tred'ova
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Mind Link to become unbreakable if targeted players were 40 yards apart when the spell was cast.
  • Theater of Pain
    • Mistress Dyrax
      • Players are no longer afflicted by Mass Temptation after combat has ended.
Items and Rewards
Quests

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Fixed an issue where players who reached Threat Level 5 would still have the Eye of the Jailer [Stygia] and Ve'nari Reputation reduction debuff the next day.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
World Quests
  • The manifestations for "N [60WQ] Swarming Souls" now respawn more frequently and the completion requirement has been lessened.
  • Fixed an issue where some players could not interact with Gatamatos during the Bastion World Quest "N [60WQ] Training Regimen."
  • Increased the health of the accompanied dredger and the time between waves of enemies for "Demolition Detail."

November 24

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Zo'sorg and Purveyor Zo'kuul went on a brief hiatus while an issue was being resolved. The PvP vendors should now be back in Oribos at the usual location.
  • Players above level 50 now properly retain their full combat bonus when fighting enemies from the Legion expansion.
  • Fixed an issue where some of the Aspirant Defenders at Aspirant's Rest in Bastion would not help nearby players. They have since come to an agreement that you need no further training and are once again ready to assist.
  • Indomitable Schmitd should now react to the Fuseless Special bomb more reliably.
  • Foreman Thorodir is now immune to damage and will accept your quest turn in without interruption from nearby gorm.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Spires of Ascension
    • The kyrian in Path of Ascension will stay lower to the ground when using their diving attacks.
Items and Rewards
Professions
Quests
  • Changed a setting that should allow players to consistently see and interact with others in their group in the four Shadowlands zones and the introductory Maw.
  • The quest "N [50] Shadowlands: A Chilling Summons" should no longer be offered to players who have not activated the expansion.
  • All quest credit for "N [50] Through the Shattered Sky" is now shared with all party members when Party Sync is enabled.
  • Horde players on the Battle for Azeroth War Campaign will automatically be removed from the instanced version of Orgrimmar while on the introductory quests for Shadowlands.
  • The Echoes of Mortality required for the quest "N [50] The Eternal Traveler" are now obtainable in the Shadowlands.
  • Darion Mograine should no longer be phased out for some party members before accepting the quest "N [50] Field Seance."
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to disconnect if they fall into the Maw's dark abyss during the introduction questline. The Jailer won't be pleased to hear the news of your escape…
  • Fixed an issue where party members were unable to see Thanikos Spinerender during the Bastion quest "N [52] A Time for Courage."
  • Fixed an issue during the Bastion quest "N [50] A Temple in Need" where Galistos' Burdens would appear before players had successfully completed the previous wave of Galistos' Burdens.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hurl Kyrian Hammer vehicle ability could fail to appear during the Bastion quest "N [50] The Enemy You Know."
  • Players may now turn in the Bastion side quest "Functioning Anima Core" to Kalisthene when they first meet her during the campaign quest "N [50] Go in Service."
  • Fixed an issue where players who were not eligible to close Swelling Tears in Bastion could see them.
  • Fixed several issues that would prevent Andira from being retrieved for some players during the quest, "N [50] Larion at Large."
  • Fixed an issue where neutral enemies would attack players unprovoked during the Bastion world quest "N [60WQ] A Crisis of Memory."
  • Adjusted the Ardenweald Campaign so that it will no longer overlap with the Maldraxxus Campaign.
  • "N [52] The Arbiter's Will" and "N [52] A Land of Strife" are now under Chapter 1 of the Maldraxxus Campaign.
  • Secutior Mavix no longer disappears after abandoning the Maldraxxus quest, "N [53] A Deadly Distraction."
  • Ve'nari's Anima Shroud stealth aura has been buffed while on the quest, "N [54] Delving Deeper."
  • The quest objectives needed to complete "N [53] Hazardous Waste Collection" should now spawn more frequently.
  • Players can no longer be attacked by enemy players while under the effects of Paralytic Plague during the quest "N [53] Fit For a Margrave" and while stunned in the air during the quest "N [52] Through the Fire and Flames."
  • Baroness Vashj is now able to multitask and will accept the turn in for the Maldraxxus quest "N [52] Straight to the Heart" while she's engaged in combat. She does have four arms after all.
  • Quest credit for "N [54] A Bond Beyond Death" will now continue after defeating Deslan the Torturer.
  • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause the cutscene in the Grove of Awakening to fail to play.
  • Fixed an issue where grouped players could have a party member become unable to complete the Ardenweald quest "N [55] Wildseed Rescue."
  • Fixed an issue where the Blighted Beast would become stuck with no way to complete the quest, "N [57] Toppling the Brute."
  • Dreamweaver's position has been updated for accepting the quest, "N [56] Hungry for Animacones."
  • Flutterby has given her questly duties to Sesselie so now players can turn in the quest "Replenish the Reservoir."
  • While on the Revendreth quest "N [59] A Reflection of Truth", the ground visual for Crimson Barrage should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Fixed an issue where grouped players could have a party member become unable to complete the Revendreth quest "N [59] A Reflection of Truth."
  • "N [60] The Master of Lies" scenario will now advance beyond Stage 1 for the entire party, regardless of watching or exiting the cutscene. Additionally, the area required for completing Stage 3 is now easier to locate.
  • The Signaling Beacon required for completing the Maw quest "N [60] Rule 3: Trust is Earned" should no longer be affected by combat in its vicinity.

November 23

Classes
  • Druid
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where characters would occasionally be shifted out of [Travel Form] when logging in after being disconnected or force quitting the game.
    • Balance
      • Fixed an issue where [Adaptive Swarm] (Necrolord Ability) would not increase the damage of damage over time effects.
    • Feral
  • Priest
  • Mage
Creatures and NPCs
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Mothbane the Mighty to despawn immediately when engaged in combat.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Halls of Atonement
    • Halkias
      • The damage from Refracted Sinlight should now properly align with the beam’s visual effect.
    • Black Rook Hold
      • Reduced the damage from being hit by boulders in the boulder gauntlet.
Items and Rewards
Quests
World Events

November 20

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
Dungeons and Raids
  • Atal'Dazar
    • Yazma
      • Resolved an issue that caused the Shadowy Remains pools left behind by Echoes of Shadra to become nearly invisible.
  • Vault of the Wardens
    • Glazer
      • The Lens should now reflect Glazer's Focusing Beam properly.
Items and Rewards
  • After Shadowlands launches, there will not be a new set of Battle for Azeroth weekly chests that correspond with the current week of activities (November 17-23). Loot your final Battle for Azeroth weekly chests now!
  • Resolved an issue that caused some helms to hide Draenei female horns.
Player versus Player
  • Corrected an issue that caused Arena and Rated Battleground matches played during the Battle for Azeroth post-season to count towards some Shadowlands Seasonal achievements.
Quests

November 19

Classes
Exile's Reach

November 18

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
  • Fixed an issue that caused Dunegorger Kraulok to not drop the mount, Mollie. Players that previously defeated Dunegorger Kraulok can defeat it again for a chance at its loot.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Fixed an issue in the Twin Peaks battleground where flag carriers standing on the turn in point do not automatically capture the flag if the enemy flag is returned.
Professions
User Interface
  • Fixed an issue that removed the ability to connect to Twitter and post tweets from in game.

November 17

Allied Races
Classes
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Xuen's Crackling Tiger Lightning from gaining benefit from Haste.
  • Paladin
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Tentacles will now appear on the caster when using [Voidform].
      • The global cooldown of Damnation (priest talent) (Talent) is now correctly modified by Haste.
      • Fixed an issue where Damnation (Talent) would incorrectly cause [Vampiric Touch] to deal bonus instant damage.
  • Warrior
    • Fury and Protection
      • [Dragon Roar] (Talent) now deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Blackrock Caverns
  • Icecrown Citadel
  • The Eternal Palace
Items and Rewards
Professions
  • Skinning can now be leveled to 300 in outdoor Classic zones.
Quests
World Events

November 16

Classes
  • Mage
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] [Rune of Power] (Talent) duration is now 12 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • Fire
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities reduced by 4%.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • [With regional restarts] [Spirit Shell] (Talent) absorb shield cap of 60% health is now shared among all casting Priests.
      • [With regional restarts] [Spirit Shell] (Talent) absorb shield duration is now 10 seconds (was 15 seconds).
Creatures and NPCs
  • Rare elite creatures have received a health boost when faced with more than 20 players.
Items and Rewards
World Events
  • The additional second-week content of the Shadowlands Pre-patch, Death Rising, is now available. New quests can be found in Icecrown and capital cities, and you are advised to take extra precautions. Zombies are invading!
  • The minions of the Maw are calling the rare spawns of Icecrown much more frequently.
  • Players working on the Quel'Delar questline are now able to continue their adventures during the Death Rising events in Icecrown.
WoW Classic

November 12

Classes

November 11

Dungeons and Raids
  • The Eternal Palace
    • Blackwater Behemoth
      • Blackwater Behemoth will once again swim to another platform upon reaching 100% energy on all difficulties.
Quests
World Events

November 10

Quests
World Events
  • The Icecrown area will now shard on Roleplay (RP) servers for the duration of the Death Rising event.
  • Characters who defeated Nathanos but didn't receive a reward should be eligible to complete the World Quest to defeat him again and earn the reward.
  • Fixed an issue where dead players didn't receive a cinematic after slaying Nathanos Blightcaller while on the quest "N [50WQ] Nathanos Blightcaller".

November 9

Classes
  • General
    • [With regional restarts] All tank specializations passive threat generation has increased.
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 8%.
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities reduced by 5%.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] [Volley] (Talent) damage reduced by 30%.
  • Mage
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Paladin
    • General
    • Holy
    • Protection
      • [With regional restarts] Protection Paladin passive Armor bonus reduced to 10% (was 20%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Word of Glory] healing increased by 9% and healing when casting Word of Glory (Rank 2) on yourself reduced to 250% based on your missing health (was 300%).
    • Retribution
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 4%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Execution Sentence] (Talent) no longer has a chance to critically strike and initial damage reduced by 25%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Final Reckoning] (Talent) increased damage taken reduced to 35% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Sanctified Wrath] (Talent) damage increased by 50%.
  • Priest
  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Subtlety Rogue's [Eviscerate] to deal additional damage to targets that have another Rogue's [Find Weakness] active.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • [With regional restarts] [Chain Heal] healing reduced by 7%.
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] The bonus damage for choosing the Restoration Shaman specialization has been lowered to 15% (was 40%). At level 37, this value increases back to 40%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 6%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Cleave] (Talent) no longer replaces Sweeping Strikes.
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Whirlwind] additional target damage reduced to 45% (was 50%).
      • [With regional restarts] [Bladestorm] (Talent) damage increased by 8%.
      • [With regional restarts] [Frenzy] (Talent) Haste reduced to 2% (was 3%) and max stacks increased to 4 (was 3).

November 5

Allied Races
  • Fixed an issue where Zandalari Death Knights could not select a zone upon arriving in Zandalar. Turns out having a friend on de other side can be nice.
Items and Rewards

November 4

Allied Races
  • Fixed an issue where Kul Tiran Death Knights could not select a zone upon arriving in Kul Tiras.
Creatures and NPCs
Quests

November 2

Quests
WoW's 16th Anniversary
  • (With overnight restarts) Fixed an issue that prevented many players from queuing for the Korrak's Revenge battleground.
  • Quest experience and reputation gains should now properly be increased by 16% during WoW's 16th Anniversary event.
  • Players that have previously completed "N [60] A Timely Invitation" and "N [60P] Soldier of Time" should once again be eligible for the quest.
  • Characters who are still on Exile's Reach will now earn the WoW's 16th Anniversary achievement and associated mail upon their first login after escaping the island.
WoW Classic

October

Hotfixes: October 14 - 28 | 2020-10-14 by Blizzard Entertainment
Hotfixes: October 1 - 16 | 2020-10-01 by Blizzard Entertainment

October 28

Classes
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue where the Aura of Reckoning (PvP Talent) buff persisted after switching specializations.
Horrific Visions
  • Orgrimmar
    • Fixed an issue where you were unable to release after dying.
Quests
User Interface
  • You can once again link quests in chat.
  • Fixed an issue that caused guilds that were recruiting only max level characters to not appear in Guild Finder and Community Finder.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to be unable to queue as a tank or healer specialization for specific dungeons in the Dungeon Finder.

October 27

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the encounter from starting after defeating the enemies in the Ritual Chamber on all difficulties.
    Wailing Caverns

October 26

Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Experience granted to players in dungeons is now standardized, and does not change with the size of the player's party.
    • Developers' notes: This standardized experience value is equal to what the leveling player would have previously earned in a 5-person party. Dungeon experience was tuned around the expectation of full parties, and we saw that taplist loopholes in combination with pre-patch changes to dungeon scaling revealed some extreme leveling tactics by fewer than 5 players. We want dungeons to remain lucrative, and to be a valid alternative to questing and other experience sources, rather than to overshadow them.
Quests
  • Anduin Wrynn should now be present in the throne room to turn in quests for players who are still on the Darkshore introduction storyline.

October 23

Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    Rogue
    Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Fixed an issue where the  [Hailstorm] (Talent) buff persisted after switching specializations.
    Warlock
    • General
      • Warlocks below level 10 now have a pet action bar to control their summoned demons.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • The damage and health of all enemies have been reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      Carapace of N'Zoth
      • Infinite Void damage reduced by 50% per stack on all difficulties.
      • Black Scar damage reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Mandible Slam damage reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
    Icecrown Citadel
    • The Lich King
      • Fixed an issue where the Necrotic Plague debuff wouldn't be removed upon exiting the instance.
Items and Rewards
  • Wands can now be transmogrified into two-handed Legion Artifact weapons.
Player versus Player
  • Battleground gates will once again open when the countdown timer expires.
Quests

October 22

Classes
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Fixed an issue that caused Feign Death to not cancel an enemy's spell cast when used towards the end of the cast.
    Paladin
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
Items and Rewards
Quests

October 21

Characters
  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.
Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.
Quests
  • You'll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest "Paint it Red" and Alliance quest "A [86] Unleash Hell".
WoW Classic
  • The Hallow's End Tricked or Treated aura can no longer be pushed off by other auras when reaching the aura limit.
October 20, 2020
Classes
Items and Rewards
  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.
Pet Battles
Player versus Player
  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The [Conquest] limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.
Quests
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, "H [120] The Warchief's Order" or "A [120] The Wolf's Offensive". Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, "B [120] Send the Fleet", by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest "A [110 - 120] Fairwind's "Friends"'.
World Events

October 19

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.

Island Expeditions

Player versus Player
Quests
  • After completing "B [7] An End to Beginnings", the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete "The Legion Returns" and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in "B [110 - 120] The Battle for Lordaeron".
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up "A [110 - 120] Tides of War" from Hero's Herald.

October 16

Barber Shop
  • Resolved some issues with the Barber Shop previewing textures from other character models.
  • Worgen players are now able to save changes to their Human forms.
  • Resolved an issue with a Night Elf skin color and eye color not displaying correctly to other players.
Classes
Dungeons and Raids
Exile's Reach
  • After several complaints from Captain Garrick and Warlord Grimaxe, new recruits can no longer duel aboard the Horde and Alliance ships. Additionally, Health regeneration will recover more slowly while dueling on Exile's Reach. Now take your fights to the island, recruits!
  • Resolved an issue where the objective to speak with Warlord Grimaxe wouldn't complete during the Exile's Reach Horde quest, "H [7] Dungeon: Darkmaul Citadel".
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue causing the  [Humming Black Dragonscale] trinket's slow fall effect to not apply the Draconic Descent buff aura. Additionally, the trinket's slow fall effect can now be used while mounted.
  • Alliance players can loot [7th Legion Service Medal]s once again.
Quests

October 15

Classes
Creatures and NPCs
    • Various Druid NPCs have remembered how to shapeshift.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Players leveling through Battle for Azeroth can now queue for Freehold and Atal'Dazar in the Dungeon Finder at lower levels.
    • Alliance players will unlock Freehold at level 10 and Atal'Dazar at level 16.
    • Horde players will unlock Atal'Dazar at level 10 and Freehold at level 16.
    Temple of the Jade Serpent
    • Sha of Doubt
      • Touch of Nothingness now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.
Items and Rewards
  • The Flash of Brilliance 4-piece Heirloom set bonus will no longer hit enemies that you are not engaged in combat with, except for players of the opposite faction when War Mode is enabled. They probably deserved it.
Quests
  • Players who reach level 50 will once again receive the quest, "B [110 - 120] A Dying World", and will be directed to Magni Bronzebeard in Silithus to obtain their  [Heart of Azeroth]. There is no escaping from his storytelling!
  • Players can again escape from the Frozen Throne through Bwonsamdi's Death Gate during the quest "H [120] Jailor of the Damned".
  • Fixed an issue where lower level Priests were unable to complete the Priest Class Hall Campaign quest "N Priest [103 - 110] Murloc Mind Control".
  • Resolved an issue where "B [120] Stay of Execution" was unavailable for some players.
  • Cork Fizzlepop's location will now display if he despawns while on the Horde quest "B [7] Finding Your Way".

October 14

Allied Races
Barber Shop
  • Gender changes in the Barber Shop will no longer revert after entering combat and relogging into the game.
Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Queueing for Legion dungeons on Normal difficulty no longer requires obtaining an Artifact weapon.
    Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    Nighthold
    Hellfire Citadel
    • Tyrant Velhari
      • Aura of Oppression now deals appropriate damage on Mythic difficulty.
Exile's Reach
  • Fixed an issue where players who completed Exile's Reach could end up getting stuck on the island. Players who are currently stuck in this state on the island will be teleported back to Stormwind or Orgrimmar. We were going to send another expedition to rescue you but that turned into a whole thing, so now you'll just be teleported out.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue that caused some weapon illusions to not persist when closing and reentering the game.
  • Black Empire head, shoulder, and chest tokens will no longer create Azerite-empowered armor for characters that have not obtained the Heart of Azeroth.
Player versus Player
  • Gladiator titles will once again only be used by characters who earned the achievements.
  • Fixed an issue that caused terrain issues for some characters in the Cooking Impossible Brawl.
  • Honorable Kills are once again tracked in Achievements and the Scoreboard.
Professions
Quests

October 9

Items and Rewards
  • Players can once again locate some of the missing treasures in Spires of Arak.

October 5

Quests

October 1

Impressive Influence
  • The [Impressive Influence] 100% reputation buff has returned and will continue through the entirety of October.

September

Hotfixes: September 3 - 22 | 2020-09-22 by Blizzard Entertainment

September 22

System
  • Removed the flashing spell effect when teleporting out of the Brewfest Chowdown area.

September 15

Allied Races
  • The mechagnome Allied Race unlock storyline is no longer offered to characters on accounts that have already unlocked mechagnomes.
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Alliance players from completing the quest "Storm's Judgement".

September 14

WoW Classic
  • Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
    • Fixed an issue that caused Ossirian the Unscarred to not reset correctly when quickly engaging back into combat.

September 3

Achievements
Allied Races
Quests

August

Hotfixes: August 3 - 28 | 2020-08-28 by Blizzard Entertainment

August 28

Quests
WoW Classic
  • Fixed a bug that unintentionally allowed [Combustion] to apply a permanent buff to crit chance.

August 21

Player versus Player
  • Corrected an issue that could cause socketed gems to slightly reduce players' effectiveness in PvP combat under some circumstances.

August 13

Quests

August 11

Classes
Timewalking
  • [For realms in the EU region only] The Cataclysm Timewalking event incorrectly began a day early in Europe.
    • Developers’ note: We have adjusted this week's event duration and spawned the appropriate vendors early to ensure that it runs until the next weekly reset. The weekly event schedule should remain on Wednesdays for EU realms going forward.

August 7

WoW Classic
  • The Qiraji Hilt, Qiraji Drape, and Qiraji Ring quest items are now tradeable and will no longer stack.
    • Developers' note: In order to enable the ability to trade to eligible looters within 2 hours of looting the Qiraji hilts, drapes, and rings, we've removed the ability to stack multiples of them. Additionally, only one of these items are needed for the non-repeatable quest so there's no reason for them to stack.

August 5

WoW Classic

August 4

Player versus Player
  • This week's Comp Stomp Brawl has been replaced with Temple of Hotmogu.
    • Developers' note: We've identified some issues with Comp Stomp and have removed it from the rotation. Comp Stomp will return to the rotation in Shadowlands.
WoW Classic

August 3

WoW Classic
  • Lefty within Blackrock Depths should now inflict damage with his Five Fat Finger Exploding Heart Technique.

July

Hotfixes: July 2 - 31 | 2020-07-31 by Blizzard Entertainment

July 31

Items and Rewards
WoW Classic
  • Attacking Anachronos now flags you for PvP.
  • The  [Ectoplasmic Distiller] quest item no longer generates threat.
    • Developers' note: Ordinarily we err on the side of authenticity when it comes to clever use of mechanics in Classic, even if we believe the original development team would have made a change given the same information we now have. The Ectoplasmic Distiller presents a rare exception mainly due to its severity: this new discovery of an unintended mechanic would completely trivialize most threat gameplay in raids for the remainder of Classic if left unchecked, including upcoming bosses in Ahn'Qiraj and Naxxramas.
  • The pages for the quest "Draconic for Dummies" are now Epic quality.
    • Developers' note: We're changing the item quality on "Draconic for Dummies" quest pages to Epic (purple) so that they'll be easier to distribute to the correct person in raids using Group Loot or Master Looter.

July 28

Player versus Player
WoW Classic

July 23

Classes
  • Demon Hunter
    • Fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent recently boosted Alliance Demon Hunters from entering the Stormwind Portal Room.
Items and Rewards
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to incorrectly be ineligible for the Shimmering Crystal quest-starter from Warlords of Draenor Timewalking.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Forsaken Deathstalker to evade and prevent completion of the quest "A [10] Signal Boost".
System
  • Fixed an issue that caused the camera to become attached to mouse movement.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the mouse cursor to become stuck.

July 22

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha the Waking City
    • Prophet Skitra
      • Corrected an issue that unintentionally increased Prophet Skitra's health on Mythic difficulty.
      N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Thought Harvester will now stop moving to cast Harvest Thoughts and will no longer use melee attacks during the cast.
WoW Classic
  • On a realm that is currently layered, turning in Head of Onyxia, Head of Nefarian, Head of Rend Blackhand, or Heart of Hakkar will now start the event dialogue for each layer in which the NPC is currently alive.

July 20

Quests
  • Fixed an issue where some Alliance characters were unable to accept the quests "To Be Prepared" and "The Battle for Broken Shore" after completing the quest "The Legion Returns" in Stormwind Harbor.
WoW Classic
  • Blocked off a location outside of intended play within Warsong Gulch.

July 17

WoW Classic

July 13

Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Corrupted Affix
      • The ground visual for Explosive Scarab's Volatile Rupture should remain visible with lowered Graphics Quality in the System Settings menu.
Horrific Visions
  • [With regional restarts] The Leaden Foot slow effect is now capped at 50% of movement speed (was 90%).
  • [With regional restarts] Split Personality clones are now spawned for 5 seconds (was 6 seconds), and its disorient effect now lasts 2 seconds (was 4 seconds).

July 9

Classes
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • The mana cost of Shadow Bolt has been reduced by 25%.
      • The mana cost of Demonbolt has been reduced by 25%.
        • Developers' note: Demonology Warlocks are running out of mana in prolonged fights when using high levels of Haste so we're reducing the mana costs of their most frequent rotational spells.
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • [With regional restarts] Players with a Corruption level of 200 or higher will now receive an additional negative effect, Inescapable Consequences, which deals 25% of your maximum health in damage every second while you are in combat.
      • Developers' note: While Corruption's damage taken and healing received debuffs are substantial at high Corruption amounts, players possessed of particular ingenuity have constructed strategies allowing them to deal nearly infinite damage during brief windows when they themselves are immune to damage. It's important to us that players feel like they can play around with how much Corruption they can afford to wear, but we're setting a hard limit at 200 Corruption – going beyond that, N'Zoth's dark power will defeat you.

July 8

WoW Classic
  • Time-based instance limits are now enforced per-character.
    • Developers' notes: The newer limit of 30 instances in a 24-hour period is an extension of the 5 instances per hour limit, which was tracked per-realm since it was first implemented in 2005. The intention behind both of these restrictions is to reduce the profits for new bots when they first come online and haven't been removed yet. We've concluded that a per-character limit will be just as effective, while being less restrictive to legitimate players who have multiple characters on the same realm.

July 2

Dungeons and Raids
  • Operation: Mechagon – Workshop
    • King Mechagon's hologram within Ampvolt Arcade should no longer trigger more than once and spawn additional waves of enemies.

June

Hotfixes: June 1 - 30 | 2020-06-30 by Blizzard Entertainment

June 30

Timewalking
  • Ulduar
    • Kologarn
      • Right Arm should now only Stone Grip 1 target regardless of raid size.

June 25

Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players who were one upgrade below the cap from purchasing their final Malefic Core from MOTHER.

June 24

Dungeons and Raids
  • Black Temple
    • Illidan Stormrage
      • Fixed an issue that would sometimes prevent players from receiving loot after defeating Illidan Stormrage.
Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve
    • MOTHER now offers Malefic Core for 2,000 Echoes of Ny'alotha to players who have upgraded their legendary cloak to Rank 15. Malefic Cores can be purchased repeatedly up to the current maximum Resistance that the cloak allows (currently 92 Corruption Resistance, and next week this will increase to 95).
      • Developers' note: The intent of Malefic Cores was to provide ongoing incremental weekly power gains, to help overcome remaining challenges in this final tier of Battle for Azeroth. This has been similar to past systems in Warlords of Draenor (upgrading the legendary rings via Archimonde drops) and Legion (upgrading trinkets from Argus the Unmaker). While each extra bit of Corruption Resistance only represents a small increase in potential power, we understand the frustration of feeling weeks behind, especially without any controlled way of closing the gap faster. With this hotfix, players can further supplement their progress through the wide variety of endgame content that rewards Echoes of Ny'alotha. It will still be possible to earn up to two Malefic Cores per week by fully clearing a Horrific Vision and/or defeating N'Zoth the Corruptor on Normal difficulty or higher.


June 23

Classes
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • The mana cost of Shadow Bolt has been reduced by 25%.
    • Destruction
      • The mana cost of Incinerate has been reduced by 25%.
    • Developers' note: Affliction and Destruction Warlocks are running out of mana in prolonged fights when using high levels of Haste so we're reducing the mana costs of their primary filler spells.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Players can once again embark on their world tour with Uuna and show her the impressiveness of the Gate of the Setting Sun.
Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the slow effect from Monks Sweep the Leg (Azerite Trait) from being removed with snare immunities.

June 22

WoW Classic
  • The combat log range has been increased for players who are inside dungeons and raids.
    • Developers' notes: This was originally planned for the next patch (1.13.5), but we wanted to gain its benefits in the live game as soon as possible. The combat log range in the open world remains restricted to prevent a larger radius of stealth detection than existed in original WoW.

June 19

Dungeons and Raids
  • Resolved an issue that allowed players to skip the Maut encounter within Raid Finder Wing 1, "Vision of Destiny".
WoW Classic
  • Blade of Eternal Darkness will no longer proc from non-damaging spells.
    • Developers' notes: In original WoW patch 1.12.1, we fixed some misbehavior with Blade of Eternal Darkness that unfortunately got carried into WoW Classic. We fixed it again in the WoW Classic AQ patch (1.13.5), but decided to go ahead and bring the fix to the live game.
  • 40-player raid instances are no longer affected by the 30-per-day limit on entering dungeons.
    • Developers' notes: We have seen only a small handful of legitimate players encountering the recently added instance limit, but we want to ensure that anyone who does hit the cap is still able to freely participate in raid content.

June 17

Auction House
  • Significantly relaxed the throttle on all Auction House operations except canceling auctions.
Items and Rewards
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Acquiring Rustbolt Resistance, Ankoan/Unshackled, Rajani, and Uldum Accord Paragon caches now increases your chance to receive the Rank 4 Essences associated with those reputations.
    • The achievements Azerite Admiral, Expert Expeditioner, and Expedition Leader now increase your chance to receive Rank 4 of the Worldvein Resonance Essence from Island Expeditions.
WoW Classic
  • Resolved an issue with Mind Control between teams of the same faction in War Games.

June 16

Auction House
  • Implemented a system that will throttle players who are using addons to run rapid queries to scan the Auction House for specific items to buy and relist in huge quantities.
    • Developers' note: Through our continuing work to address service issues as they crop up, as well as our constant efforts to find gameplay issues and fix them, we've observed that a small minority of all players generate the majority of Auction House traffic. The players who generate all of the AH traffic are using addon-driven automation to gain a competitive economic advantage over other players, in addition to the increasing strain on the game service. Neither of these things is good for the game as a whole. With this hotfix, we've implemented a new system that effectively gives each player a "budget" of AH actions per minute, and only kicks in once that budget has been exceeded. The system is tuned so that is should never affect players using the AH typically: buying consumables, listing gathered or crafted goods for sale, searching for specific items you want to purchase, etc. It should be essentially impossible to encounter the new limits for most players.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Battle of Dazar'alor
    • Players who have previously defeated Lady Jaina Proudmoore on Mythic difficulty can now interact with Otoye (Horde) / Ensign Roberts (Alliance) at the entrance of the instance to skip ahead to her encounter.
      • Developers' note: We've become aware of an exploit that allowed Horde players using a combination of abilities and mounts to get out of bounds and skip to the end of the instance. This was commonly used to more easily get a chance at the  [Glacial Tidestorm] from the Lady Jaina Proudmoore encounter. Rather than just fixing that loophole, we'd like to provide a legitimate avenue that yields the same result.
WoW Classic
  • You may now enter a maximum of 30 unique instances (dungeon and raid) per day, per realm.
    • Developers' note: We're implementing this change as part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate exploitative and automated gameplay. This restriction complements the current limit of 5 instances per hour. Now, when a player enters a dungeon or a raid, the game checks to see if they have entered 5 instances in the last hour or 30 instances in the last 24 hours, and if they have, they cannot enter the instance until enough time has elapsed. This check is across all of your characters on your realm. These limits only apply to dungeon and raid instances, and do not apply to PvP battlegrounds.

June 9

Classes
Dungeons and Raids
  • Skyreach
    • Araknath
      • Energize damage has been reduced by 50% on Heroic and Timewalking difficulties.
Horrific Visions
  • [Horrific Vision of Orgrimmar]
    • Thrall's throne has been blocked off to prevent a rare occurrence where characters could become stuck if feared into the throne.
Items and Rewards
Player versus Player
  • Items and Rewards
    • Corrupted Gladiator's Spite can once again stack more quickly when multiple Corrupted Gladiator's Spite trinkets are used against a target.
      • Azerite Essences
        • Reaping Flames (Major – Rank 3) no longer activates on player-controlled targets such as pets, totems, or guardians.
        • Resolved an issue that prevented [Conflict and Strife] (Major – Rank 2) effect from providing additional defensive benefit from Versatility under the effects of certain class stuns.
      • Corrupted Items
        • The effectiveness of Versatile (Corruption Effect) has been reduced by 33% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
Quests
  • Fixed several quests that could be unintentionally shared and trigger a teleport upon accepting.
Timewalking
  • We have reduced the magnitude of the stat adjustment applied to players to compensate for their Corruption level.
    • Developers' note: Timewalking is designed to largely be a gear-agnostic experience that allows players of different levels and stages of progression to group together. Since Legion, we've used stat adjustments to offset the unique power benefits from systems like Artifacts or Essences to try to keep power constant. We were being too aggressive in compensating for Corruption, and this was making Timewalking dungeons in Visions of N'Zoth more difficult than intended.
  • Auchindoun
    • Teron'gor
      • Agony should now inflict the appropriate amount of damage as it increases over time.
      • The Seed of Malevolence explosion should now inflict damage to all players near the affected target.
WoW Classic

June 8

Classes
Items and Rewards
  • The gateway summoned by Corrupted Gladiator's Breach trinket is now slightly larger and easier to interact with when there are nearby units.

June 5

WoW Classic
  • More world buffs have been added to the Advanced Combat Log and will now be recorded when starting a raid encounter.

June 4

WoW Classic

June 2

Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Gushing Wound (Corruption Effect) damage over time effect has been reduced by 35%.
      • Developer's note: While we try to avoid changes like this outside of regular balance patch intervals, the changes we've made to the Corruption system to make Corruption more targetable and attainable risks turning a rare but powerful Corruption into the optimal choice in nearly every situation. With this reduction in damage, Gushing Wound will remain reasonably powerful in all situations, but will no longer be the most efficient source of damage per Corruption in all situations.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the lockout time of interrupted spell schools to increase when the Ineffable Truth Corruption effect ends.

June 1

Quests

May

Hotfixes: May 1 - 28 | 2020-05-28 by Blizzard Entertainment

May 28

Items and Rewards
Player versus player
WoW Classic
  •  [Black Lotus] now spawns more often and can appear in many new locations.
  •  [Black Lotus] cannot be seen on-screen or on the minimap by players who are dead, unless they have Herbalism at level 300 or higher.
  • In Warsong Gulch, several locations outside of the intended play area have been blocked off.

May 27

Dungeons and Raids

May 21

Items and Rewards
Player versus player
Quests
  • The quests within the Shadowbarb Drone questline can no longer be completed with Party Sync activated.
    • Developers' note: Issues using Party Sync to complete this questline could cause progress on the Aqir Hatchling faction to reset.

May 20

Items and Rewards

May 19

Items and Rewards

May 18

Classes
Items and Rewards
  • Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" and "The Final Truth"
    • The number of Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" and "The Final Truth" quest items required for the rank 10–15 cloak quests has been reduced.
      • Ranks 10 and 11 now require 4 Torn Pages (was 6 and 8).
      • Ranks 13–15 now require 2 Torn Pages (was 4, 6, and 8).
      • Developer's note: This change will make each of the quests completable in a single Horrific Vision if a player completes all objectives within the instance. This should help newer characters catch up quicker to their peers.
[Echoes of Ny'alotha]

May 14

Items and Rewards

May 13

Creatures and NPCs

May 12

WoW Classic
  • Fixed a bug that caused some players to be returned to an incorrect location when leaving a War Game.

May 11

Quests

May 7

Items

May 5

Character
  • Players can now restore one deleted character every 7 days (was 15 days).
Dungeons and Raids
  • Freehold
    • Ring of Booty
      • (Finally) fixed an issue that could cause Trothak's Flailing Sharks to move too quickly when players used certain trinkets or area-of-effect spells as they became active.
WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to immediately accept a Zul'Gurub instance lockout if they were in a party with a player who defeated Gahz'ranka.

May 4

WoW Classic

May 1

Achievements
Dungeons and Raids

April

Hotfixes: April 7 - 28 | 2020-04-29 by Blizzard Entertainment

April 28

WoW Classic
  • In the Americas region, battleground holidays now start at the same time for all realms.
    • Developers' note: While this is a change to how original WoW worked, with battlegroups of realms including only realms that were in the same time zone, it allows us to treat US-East and US-West realms as a single battlegroup for the purposes of matchmaking. Players on US-East realms will now begin and end their battleground holidays three hours later than before.
  • Players can now restore deleted characters on locked realms, if the character is applicable for restoration.
  • Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause fewer than all four Dragons of Nightmare to spawn as intended.
  • Many item enchantments now stack with certain items that provide an identical buff.
  • Many item enchantments that previously took up a hidden buff slot no longer consume a hidden buff slot.

April 27

Classes
  • [With regional restarts] Mistweaver Monks' Rising Mist can now extend a heal-over-time effect by up to 100% of its original duration.
    • Developers' note: When we buffed Rising Mist with the intention of making melee Mistweaver a viable playstyle, players discovered that stacking extreme amounts of haste and cooldown reduction can reach a breaking point of infinite duration on Mistweaver Monks' heal-over-time effects. Even though it's exciting to see people discover new builds and interactions, the sheer power level in this case is likely to have a negative effect on the healing game for the remainder of Battle for Azeroth. This change is intended to prevent the infinite extension, while allowing Rising Mist to still enable an effective melee playstyle.

April 22

Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Heart of Darkness (Azerite Trait) from being reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

April 21

Dungeons and Raids
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • K.U.-J.O.
      • K.U.-J.O. should now always find a target for the Air Drop crate.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
      • Health reduced by 5% on all difficulties.
      • Terror Wave cast time increased to 5.5 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 5 seconds).
    • Shad'har the Insatiable
      • Increased the duration to collect Tasty Morsels to 10 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 7 seconds).
      • Umbral Eruption missile travel time increased to 2.5 seconds on all difficulties (was 2 seconds).
    • The Hivemind
      • Aqir Darter health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Psionic Resonance damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Developers' note: Now that the Hall of Fame for Ny'alotha is full and the raid is available on Mythic difficulty to cross-realm groups in all regions, we're undertaking an additional tuning pass aimed at smoothing out the difficulty curve on Mythic for groups that are beginning or continuing progression through Ny'alotha.

April 20

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Drest'agath
      • [With regional restarts] Reduced the health of Eye of Drest'agath, Maw of Dest'agath, and Tentacle of Drest'agath by 8% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Il'gynoth
      • [With regional restarts] Organs and Bloods' health reduced by 5% on all difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Reduced the damage requirement to free an allied player from Touch of the Corruptor's mind control effect by 10% on all difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] Corrupted Blood maximum radius reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Ra-Den the Despoiled
      • [With regional restarts] Reduced the percent value of Decaying Wound to 75% of the target's current health on Mythic difficulty (was 100%).
      • [With regional restarts] Reduced the health of Essence of Vita, Essence of Void, and Essence of Nightmare by 15% on Mythic difficulty.  
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • [With regional restarts] Paranoia now only drains Sanity once per second while near any number of non-paired players on all difficulties.
      • [With regional restarts] N'Zoth the Corruptor's health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Thought Harvester
        • [With regional restarts] Harvest Thoughts now drains 250 Sanity divided among all players hit by the effect on Mythic difficulty (was 300 Sanity).
      • [With regional restarts] Evoke Anguish's damage has been reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
  • Developers' note: Now that the Hall of Fame for Ny'alotha is full and the raid is available on Mythic difficulty to cross-realm groups in all regions, we're undertaking an additional tuning pass aimed at smoothing out the difficulty curve on Mythic for groups that are beginning or continuing progression through Ny'alotha.
WoW Classic
  • Gurubashi enchantments from Zul'Gurub will no longer apply to characters who are not the correct Class or are lower than level 60.

April 7

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Resolved an issue that could cause Horrific Hemorrhages to spawn in incorrect positions on Mythic difficulty.
Blackrock Foundry
  • Operator Thogar
    • Resolved an issue that prevented all of the passengers from disembarking a train before and during the encounter.

March

Hotfixes: March 2 - 31 | 2020-03-31 by Blizzard Entertainment

March 31

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ashvane Warden
    • The ground visual for Lockdown should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Ashvane Warden
    • The ground visual for Lockdown should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
Items and Rewards
  • Legion Raids and Dungeons
    • [With regional restarts] Legacy loot rules are now in place for Legion raids and dungeons.
      • Developers' note: Standard encounters drop an amount of loot scaled by the amount of players in the raid, which results in fewer pieces for players who defeated encounters in small groups or as a solo player. In Legacy loot rules, raid and dungeon encounters will drop a fixed quantity of class-agnostic loot, regardless of the group size.

March 25

Battle Pets
  • Black Chitinous Plate should now drop more frequently from Skikx'traz in Uldum while the Aqir Assault is active.
Mounts
  • Malevolent Drone should now drop more frequently from Corpse Eater in Uldum while the Aqir Assault is active.

March 24

Dungeons and Raids
  • Atal'Dazar
    • Priestess Alun'za
      • The ground visual for Tainted Blood should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.
  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • Spark Channeler
      • The ground visual for Call Lightning should remain visible when Projected Textures is disabled in the System Settings menu.

March 20

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Resolved an issue in which Adaptive Membrane was being removed after player-sourced absorb shields, unintentionally making the mechanic harder than intended.
Essences
  • Restrictions on acquiring role-specific Azerite Essences from MOTHER have been lifted.
    • Rank 3 tanking, healing, and damage-specific Essences are now grouped together and can be purchased with Echoes of Ny'alotha when at least one is unlocked on a character.
      • Spark of Inspiration, Unwavering Ward, Strength of the Warden (obtained from Horrific Visions)
      • Touch of the Everlasting, Spirit of Preservation, Breath of the Dying (obtained from reputation with Rajani)
      • Blood of the Enemy, Artifice of Time, Sphere of Suppression (obtained from Battlegrounds)
      • Condensed Life Force, Vitality Conduit, Azeroth's Undying Gift (obtained from raiding in The Eternal Palace)
      • Essence of the Focusing Iris, Life-Binder's Invocation, Anima of Life and Death (obtained from Mythic Keystone dungeons)
    • Developers' note: This update to the new Echoes of Ny'alotha system is intended to make Essences much more available to your characters whose specializations put them in different roles (tanking, healing, damage). A side-effect of this change is that even a single character now has a way to obtain these off-role Essences, and can either use Echoes to purchase them from MOTHER or use the original means of acquisition.

March 18

World Quests
  • Emissary Quests turn-ins no longer award 10 bonus reputation when a Contract is active. No other quest turn-ins are affected.
    • Developers' note: This seemingly random change was done to address an obscure bug that arose after the introduction of Echoes of Ny'alotha this past week. There is an internal limit on the number of different rewards that a single WoW quest can offer, and adding Echoes into the mix could push some Emissary quests past that cap in certain situations, preventing those quests from being turned in. Raising that long-standing limit is beyond the scope of a hotfix, and removing the conditional 10 bonus rep was the least disruptive fix in the short term.

March 16

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Resolved an issue that caused players to get locked inside the Chamber of Heart if both Carapace of N'Zoth and N'Zoth the Corruptor encounters were defeated but other bosses undefeated on Mythic difficulty.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Tank-specialization characters should no longer be targeted by Paranoia on all difficulties.
        • Developers' note: Paranoia's coordination requirements when tanks are involved is a bit higher than we'd like. This fix prevents tanks from being targeted altogether, preventing awkward moments where a ranged character would need to run a long distance to meet up with a tank partner.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeon
    • Tidesage Council
      • Blessing of the Tempest should now be more visible when active on Galecaller Faye.
      • Blowback damage reduced by 20%.
      • Slicing Blast damage reduced by 20%.
    • Waycrest Manor
      • Reduced the rate at which members of the Heartsbane Triad gain energy from the Focusing Iris, resulting in an increased delay before Dire Ritual is cast.
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • [With regional restarts] All equipment rewards from Horrific Visions are now Corrupted.
      • Developers' note: We've heard from many players that Corrupted Items were not obtainable enough, limiting their ability to play with the system and its inherent tradeoffs. This change will substantially increase the number of Corrupted Items reliably earned each week, allowing players to choose from among a greater selection of Corrupted pieces and enjoy those that work best in a given situation.
    • Twisted Appendage no longer benefits from buffs like Power Word: Shield or Earthen Wall.
    • Twisted Appendage and Infinite Stars can no longer trigger more than once every 12 seconds during player versus player combat.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • [With regional restarts] Players who have Rank 3 Azerite Essences on at least one character can now more easily acquire those Essences on other characters on the same account via a new currency: Echoes of Ny'alotha. MOTHER will offer any eligible character a Rank 3 Essence for 500 Echoes of Ny'alotha each. Any player who is eligible to purchase at least one Essence from MOTHER will now receive Echoes of Ny'alotha from a wide range of activities in current content:
    • Black Empire Assault – 125 Echoes of Ny'alotha
    • Aqir/Amathet/Mantid/Mogu Assault – 75 Echoes of Ny'alotha
    • Horrific Visions – 50 Echoes of Ny'alotha, plus 25 per additional objective completed (i.e. 150 Echoes of Ny'alotha for a full clear)
    • Emissary Quest – 50 Echoes of Ny'alotha
    • Heroic Darkshore Warfront – 75 Echoes of Ny'alotha
    • Normal/Heroic/Mythic Ny'alotha raid bosses – 15-25 Echoes of Ny'alotha each, once per week per boss
    • Ny'alotha Raid Finder wings – 25 Echoes of Ny'alotha
    • Random Battleground wins – 15-25 Echoes of Ny'alotha
    • Rated Arena wins – 10-25 Echoes of Ny'alotha baseline, scaling up with PvP rank
    • Rated Battleground wins – 35 Echoes of Ny'alotha baseline, scaling up with PvP rank
    • Weekly PvP Cache – 175 to 300 Echoes of Ny'alotha, based on PvP rank
    • Mythic Keystone dungeon end-of-run chest – 3 Echoes of Ny'alotha per Keystone Level (i.e. 30 Echoes of Ny'alotha for a Mythic 10)
    • Weekly Mythic Keystone Dungeon Cache – 20 Echoes of Ny'alotha per highest Keystone Level
      • Developers' note: The general goal here is that doing Assaults and associated Horrific Visions should provide enough to get at least one Rank 3 Essence of your choice per week. Doing other content you like (PvP, dungeons, or raids) will increase that significantly, depending on the level of content you're doing. Of course, Essences can still be earned normally via their associated activities, so if you want to get your Essence of the Focusing Iris directly via Mythic Keystone dungeons and then buy others from MOTHER, that's now an option. Within a couple of weeks of hitting max-level on your alt, you should be able to obtain your preferred Essences by playing the game as you usually would.
      • Please note: Echoes of Ny'alotha may appear to replace Azerite in the Emissary and PvP reward panes, however, it does not. Echoes of Ny'alotha are always additive with existing rewards. We believe that it is more important to release this update with a reward display issue than hold the change for a fix. We expect to fix the display issue in the next week or two.
      • For more information read our forum post.

March 11

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Characters are now required to have Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve to queue for Raid Finder Wing 4, "The Waking Dream".
      • Developers' note: Due to the mechanics of both Wing 4's boss fights, players who do not have the legendary cloak equipped are immediately mind controlled, burdening other players in their raid by not contributing to the kill. By enforcing this new restriction, Raid Finder groups will be set up for success and have a much higher chance of completing "The Waking Dream".
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Increased the radius for Synaptic Shock to 15 yards (was 8 yards) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Reduced the total radius and expansion rate of Creeping Anguish on Raid Finder difficulty.
        • Developers' note: These quality-of-life changes should increase the damage output of Raid Finder groups, specifically empowering them to bring down Psychus before it casts Manifest Madness and effectively becomes unkillable while wiping the raid.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeon
    • Siege of Boralus
      • Sergeant Bainbridge (Horde) / Chopper Redhook (Alliance)
        • Damage inflicted when Heavy Ordnance expires now scales with keystone level. Damage inflicted when players or creatures run into Heavy Ordnance already scaled properly and remains unchanged.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Sanguifang's Pulsating Canine to be used outside of Kul Tiras, Mechagon, Nazjatar, and Zandalar.
Mounts
  • Slightly increased the drop rate for Felblaze Infernal, Ironhoof Destroyer, and Swift Zulian Panther mounts.

March 9

Achievements
  • Wrecking Ball achievement can now be earned in the PvP Brawl "Tarren Mill vs. Southshore".
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Writhing Segment's on-use ability to trigger Rogues' Blade Flurry.
Player versus Player
  • Ashran team size reduced to 25 (was 40).
    • While we work to improve the performance of Ashran, we are temporarily reducing the player count.
WoW Classic
  • Characters under level 30 can no longer enter Maraudon by using the Scepter of Celebras.

March 5

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
      • Cursebreak damage within the smallest ring sizes reduced by 30% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Developers' note: With the following change to Cursebreak, raid groups are far less punished for dispelling the debuff with proper timing.
    • Carapace of N'Zoth
      • Resolved an issue where Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve sometimes attempted to send players to Wrathion twice.
Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve
    • Draconic Empowerment (Rank 12 effect) now grants the wearer 3,648 of their primary stat when triggered (was 3,386).
    • Corrupted Items
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Gouged Eye of N'Zoth from adding sockets to some raid weapons with a set Corrupted Effect (e.g. Eyestalk of Il'gynoth).
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect) from reducing the cooldown on some abilities that have charges.
        • Demon Hunter: Demon Spikes, Fracture, Throw Glaive
        • Monk: Guard, Healing Sphere, Renewing Mist
        • Mage: Phoenix Flames
        • Warlock: Dark Soul
WoW Classic
  • The Item Restoration self-service system now retains information on disposed of Uncommon and Rare quality items for 30 days (was 7 days for Uncommon quality items, 15 days for Rare quality items). This hotfix is not retroactive and will not apply to any items for which the retention period has already expired.

March 2

Classes
  • Hunters can again tame Juggernaut pets within the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Prophet Skitra
      • Prophet Skitra now has 2 intermission phases (was 4 intermission phases) on all difficulties.
        • Prophet Skitra now enters intermission phases at 33% and 66% health (was 20%, 40%, 60% and 80% health).
      • Dark Ritual's debuff effect now increases by 4% per stack (was 2% per stack) on all difficulties.
        • Developers' note: Especially as raids' overall damage output increases, many groups are spending a disproportionate amount of time dealing with Skitra's illusions, and often skipping other mechanics entirely. This change is aimed at making the overall pace of the fight more consistent regardless of raid damage.
    • Ra-den the Despoiled
      • Void Collapse cast time increased to 4.5 seconds on Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • Reduced the damage of Void Collapse on all difficulties.
      • Void Defilement duration decreased to 6 seconds on Mythic difficulty.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Azeroth's Radiance now restores 25 Sanity (was 20 Sanity).
        • Thought Harvester
          • Harvest Thoughts Shadow damage reduced by 10%.
          • Harvest Thoughts Sanity drain reduced to 300 (was 400).
            • Developers' note: We've seen extensive use of player immunities to avoid the consequences of certain raid mechanics, and while we want to allow player utility to function wherever possible, we're wary when specific class compositions feel required. The changes to both Ra-den and N'Zoth are intended to make a wider range of raid compositions feel viable on Mythic difficulty.
      • Mindgrasp can no longer be interrupted by Priests' Cosmic Ripple (Talent).
Items and Rewards
  • The currency limit for Coalescing Visions has been removed.
    • Developers' note: Especially since the removal of the unique cap on Vessels, we've seen a lot of feedback about the inventory clutter of multiple Vessels. By removing the cap on Coalescing Visions, players should now feel free to buy Vessels from Wrathion as needed, rather than stockpiling them in bags.
  • Cache of the Black Empire will award 12,500 Coalescing Visions instead of a Vessel of Horrific Visions and 2,500 Coalescing Visions.
  • Memory Cube can now only be used in non-instanced areas.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented Manifesto of Madness' on-use effect from working in Mythic and Mythic Keystone Dungeon difficulties.
    • Corrupted Items
      • Twilight Devastation's effectiveness has been reduced in situations where it strikes more than 5 targets. It has been changed as follows:
        • Deals normal damage on up to 5 targets.
        • Deals 50% reduced damage to targets 6 through 10.
        • Shrinks in radius each time it damages a target above 5, causing it to disappear after hitting 10 targets.
      • Heart of Azeroth
        • The Formless Void's Rank 3 (Essence) Minor Power should no longer break Rogues out of stealth.
        • Corrected an issue with Memory of Lucid Dreams (Essence) where Frost Mages using Glacial Spike and an instant cast Flurry could sometimes have their icicle buff count and visual display not match.
Player versus Player
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Corrected an issue where Vision of Perfection (Essence) Rank 3 Minor Power's effect was removed when entering an Arena match.
N'Zoth Assaults
  • Added a portal to exit the Pools of Power after defeating Vil'raxx in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
Timewalking
  • Updated player health, damage, and healing scaling to compensate for Azerite Essences and Corruption.
    • Developers' note: Timewalking is meant to be largely gear-agnostic, allowing players with different progression and even different levels to group together. We've generally added hidden modifiers to offset the power of special systems like Legion's artifact weapons while still allowing them to function, but had not done so for recent Battle for Azeroth systems, causing large imbalances in power between endgame players with Corruption and Essences.

February

Hotfixes: February 3 - 24 | 2020-02-24 by Blizzard Entertainment

February 24

Classes
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] Rejuvenation now costs 10% base mana (was 10.5%).
      • [With regional restarts] Efflorescence now costs 17% base mana (was 21.6%).
      • [With regional restarts] Tranquility direct healing increased 11%.
        • Developers' note: These changes should improve Restoration Druid's raid healing output, without much impact to their already strong capabilities in dungeons and Arena.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
        • Damage unchanged in PvP.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent Blade Flurry from damaging some types of creatures in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • [With regional restarts] Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Explosive Affix
      • Explosive Orbs again immediately put players into combat.
      • Explosive Orbs can again be tab-targeted.
        • Developers' note: When testing the Awakened affix, we found that Explosive Orbs could sometimes prevent players from entering or exiting Ny'alotha Spires and Rifts if their party was in combat inside the instance. To solve this issue, we changed them to not place players in combat immediately. However, this had the unintended side effect of breaking player expectations around tab-targeting Explosive Orbs, so we're reverting their threat-generation behavior and trying an alternate solution.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Azeroth's Radiance now properly restores Sanity to players who are under the effects of an Immunity spell on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Cultists now have their health adjusted based on raid size, up to a maximum 10% reduction for 10-player raids on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Ra-den the Despoiled
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Re-origination Anchors to be attackable with area of effect spells.
Horrific Visions
  • Research into Synchronized Mind Stabilizer has improved, now always reviving the player with at least half their Sanity.
    • Horrific Vision of Stormwind
      • Magister Umbric now casts Frozen Storm twice during the encounter (was 3 times).
Items and Rewards
  • Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh"
    • The number of Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" quest items required for the rank 13-15 cloak quests has been reduced.
      • Rank 13 now requires 4 Torn Pages (down from 6).
      • Rank 14 now requires 6 Torn Pages (down from 12).
      • Rank 15 now requires 8 Torn Pages (down from 18).
        • Developers' note: This change should make all the quests completable by most players in the week and not require players to feel the need to save as many keys week to week. Along with our other quality-of-life changes, this should help newer characters catch up with their peers.
    • [With regional restarts] Up to 4 Torn Pages of "Fear and Flesh" quest items can now drop in Horrific Visions from objectives on the rank 7-11 legendary cloak upgrade quests (max of 2).
      • Developers' note: Players will need to clear more than two side areas in one run to get more than two pages. The rank 13-15 quests will still drop a max of 2 pages, only from Lost Area objectives.
  • Coalescing Visions
    • Coalescing Visions now drop in higher numbers from Assaults and Daily Quests.
    • [With regional restarts] Visions of N'Zoth daily quests now reward 30% more Coalescing Visions.
    • [With regional restarts] The N'Zoth Assault now rewards 2500 Coalescing Visions (in addition to a Vessel of Horrific Visions).
    • [With regional restarts] Lesser Threats will now reward 6500 Coalescing Visions (was 5500).
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Reaping Flames (Essence) will no longer have its cooldown reduced to 5 seconds and deal additional damage when killing Twisted Appendages.
Player versus Player
  • Tank-specialization characters take an additional 50% damage from enemy players (was 40%).
    • Death Knight
      • Blood
        • Death Strike now heals for 19% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 25%).
        • Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 3.5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 7%).
      • Frost, Unholy
        • [With regional restarts] Death Strike now heals for 30% of damage taken when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%).
        • [With regional restarts] Death Strike now heals for a minimum of 5% of maximum health when engaged in combat with enemy players, down from 10%.
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • [With regional restarts] Prismatic Barrier now absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Fire
        • [With regional restarts] Blazing Barrier absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Frost
        • [With regional restarts] Ice Barrier absorbs 40% less damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction, Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] Demon Armor now increases Stamina by 5%, (was 10%).
      • [With regional restarts] Demon Armor now increases Armor by 90% (was 150%).
WoW Classic
  • Razorgore the Untamed now only saves players to the raid instance if defeated after the eggs have been destroyed.

February 20

Classes
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Spinning Crane Kick from tracking the correct number of targets with your Mark of the Crane active.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Return to Karazhan
    • Players should now appear in the instance's entrance after zoning in.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Azeroth's Radiance now properly restores Sanity to players who are under the effects of an Immunity spell on all difficulties.
Horrific Visions
  • Fixed a rare issue where more than 2 Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" could drop in a Horrific Vision.
Items and Rewards
  • Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve's active ability now resets its cooldown when a boss encounter ends.
    • Corrupted Items
      • Fixed a bug which prevented Void Ritual from scaling down to the level of the content in Timewalking.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the correct visual effects of Worldvein Resonance Rank 4 from displaying.
Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that allowed characters to remain as a Servant of N'Zoth while not in War Mode.
  • The Alliance mount Vicious White Warsaber now correctly changes to Vicious White Bonesteed for Horde characters.

February 19

Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent a character from gaining progress towards earning the Season 4 seasonal mount and Vicious Saddles.

February 18

Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Lady Jaina Proudmoore and N'Zoth the Corruptor from dropping mounts when defeated on Mythic difficulty.
    • Developers' note: Last week we made a change to increase the mount rewards from defeating these bosses from 1 to 2. However, the hotfix caused an issue that prevented any mounts from dropping, so we've reverted it back to the previous iteration as a temporary fix (1 mount rewarded). These bosses will drop 2 mounts with restarts in each region.
Quests
  • Eligible players can again turn in "Supplies from the Rajani" or "Supplies from the Uldum Accord" for Paragon Cache rewards.
WoW Classic
  • Fixed a performance issue resulting from communications initiated by the Real Mob Health add-on. Please uninstall the current version of this add-on.

February 14

Dungeons and Raids
  • Battle of Dazar'alor
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore now drops 2 Glacial Tidestorm mounts (was 1) when defeated on Mythic difficulty.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor now drops 2 Ny'alotha Allseer mounts (was 1) when defeated on Mythic difficulty.
      • With these mounts becoming quite rare once Shadowlands comes out, taking 20 weeks or more for a full Mythic raid group to get the mounts felt excessive.
Horrific Visions
  • Reduced the health of enemies for groups of 2 or more that include at least 1 healer.
    • Developers' note: We expected that groups with a healer would gain efficiency by taking more risks, but we've found that this gain is offset by healers shifting focus from damage to healing as group size increases, so we're adjusting creature health accordingly.
  • Stormwind
    • Alleria Windrunner
      • Darkened Sky now drains 40 Sanity (was 60 Sanity).
      • When the Trade District bonus objective is complete, Chains of Servitude is now cast once during the fight (was twice).
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Fixed an issue which prevented items from being forged with the +12 Corruption version of Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect).
Player versus Player
  • The upcoming Teeming Islands Brawl has been replaced with Temple of Hotmogu.
  • Temple of Hotmogu Brawl's bonus movement speed and haste have been increased to 50%.
WoW Classic
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the player to disconnect from the game while waiting in a long queue for a Battleground.

February 13

Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Mindrend Tentacle
      • Mind Flay
        • Damage reduced by 25%.
    • Ravenous Fleshfiend
      • Tear Flesh's bleed damage reduced by 20%.
    • Samh'rek, Beckoner of Chaos
      • Cascading Terror
        • Damage reduced by 40%.
        • Fear duration reduced to 2 seconds (was 3 seconds).
        • Cast frequency reduced.
          • Developers' note: This ability works well as a dispel challenge, but its damage and disruption has proven to be more punishing than we'd like.
    • Urg'roth, Breaker of Heroes
      • Spirit Breaker's damage reduced by 20%.
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Rogues' Detection no longer builds Echoing Void.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Changing a Minor Essence while The Crucible of Flame (Essence) is equipped in the Major Slot no longer causes Concentrated Flame to go on cooldown.
Quests
  • Saurfang is no longer present in Grommash Hold while players are on the quest "A Gift for the Warchief's Advisor".
WoW Classic
  • Blackwing Lair
    • Razorgore the Untamed
      • Fixed an issue where Nefarian's troops would sometimes continue attacking the group after Razorgore's eggs were destroyed.

February 12

Dungeons and Raids
  • Operation: Mechagon – Workshop
    • Fixed an issue where Explosives could spawn in inaccessible locations when the Explosive affix is active on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Ashvane Snipers' Shoot damage reduced by 20%.
    • Dockhound Packmasters now gain 40% increased damage from Feral Bond while near a Snarling Dockhound (was 125%).
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Rogues' Detection no longer builds Echoing Void.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Changing a Minor Essence while The Crucible of Flame (Essence) is equipped in the Major Slot no longer causes Concentrated Flame to go on cooldown.
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Horde players to receive credit for "Heroic Warfronts: The Battle for Darkshore" when completing the Warfront on Normal difficulty.

February 11

Achievements
  • Players can again properly earn the I Pitied the Fool achievement in Arathi Basin.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Wrathion, The Black Emperor
      • Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving loot if they did not generate threat during the encounter.
  • Operation: Mechagon – Junkyard
    • Resolved an issue where Scrapbone Grunters summoned during the King Gobbamak encounter could spawn Explosive Orbs on Mythic Keystone dungeon difficulty.
Items and Rewards
  • Thaumaturge Vashreen has relocated his supplies of the Deathslaver's Hauberk, and it can again be obtained for Titan Residuum.
    • Corrupted Items
      • Fixed a bug which caused Devour Vitality (Corrupted Effect) on the polearm An'zig Vra to have a lower Critical Hit chance than intended.
      • Fixed a bug which could cause Devour Vitality to fail to deal damage for players with Balance Affinity who were auto-attacking from maximum range.
      • Fixed a bug where canceling the Echoing Void (Corrupted Effect) buff did not immediately stop it from dealing damage.
      • Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect) should again correctly reduce the cooldown of Fire Elemental spell and the Stormkeeper and Storm Elemental Talents for Elemental Shaman.
      • Thing from Beyond's (Corrupted Effect) damage is no longer increased by Demonology's Master Demonologist passive or Beast Mastery's Master of Beasts passive.
      • Thing from Beyond's damage is no longer increased by the corrupted player's Versatility.
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Twisted Appendage and Infinite Stars (Corrupted Effects) to break crowd control effects on players (e.g. Mages' Polymorph).
Missions
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the new Visions of N'Zoth troops from counting towards Champion abilities.
Quests
  • "Aqir Instincts" and "Honing Instincts" no longer have their progress blocked by being in a raid group or when summoning or dismissing the Shadowbarb Hatchling. Kills made while in a raid group will still fail to grant experience to grow your Shadowbarb Hatchling.
    • Developers' note: Players who return to H'partho Ardoros in Ramkahen will be automatically granted credit and can turn in these quests. Players can resume their questline the following day.
WoW Classic
  • Battleground scoreboards no longer list the enemy team until your entire team has clicked Enter Battleground. The scoreboard remains visible for everyone once the battleground has started.

February 10

Classes
  • Paladin
    • [Live with regional resets] Avenging Wrath may be activated if another Avenging Wrath is active (such as from Vision of Perfection).
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Wrathion, The Black Emperor
      • Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving loot if they did not generate threat during the encounter.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • [Live with regional resets] N'Zoth's health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [Live with regional resets] Thought Harvesters' health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Tol Dagor
      • The Sand Queen
        • Upheaval's damage reduced by 13%.
      • Overseer Korgus
        • Explosive Burst damage reduced by 18%.
        • Blast Rounds knockback distance reduced.
Items and Rewards
  • Thaumaturge Vashreen has relocated his supplies of the Deathslaver's Hauberk, and it can once again be obtained for Titan Residuum.
    • Corrupted Items
      • [Live with regional resets] Avoidant now subjects you to 20% less Corruption at each rank.
      • [Live with regional resets] Deadly Momentum's buff duration has been increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • [Live with regional resets] Echoing Void damage has been reduced by 50%.
        • Echoing Void no longer deals reduced damage in PvP combat.
        • [Live with regional resets] Fixed a bug which caused Gushing Wound (Corrupted Effect) to extend its duration if it triggered on a target it was already active on.
      • [Live with regional resets] Reduced Gushing Wound's damage by 15%.
      • [Live with regional resets] Surging Vitality's Versatility value has been increased by 10%.
      • [Live with regional resets] Void Ritual's stat bonus per stack has been approximately doubled at each rank.
      • Grasping Tendrils is no longer dispellable by Magic dispels and will no longer appear on players' raid frame UI; it can still be removed by abilities that remove snares.
        • Developer's Note: We originally made this effect's snare dispellable so that players could save each other if they were afflicted with it in unfortunate Void Zone-like circumstances. However, we've received feedback that in large-group environments, Grasping Tendrils' appearance on raid frames could sometimes cause players to overlook more critical debuffs to dispel. We're making this change so players can better see Magic effects in their raid frames as significant debuffs that should be paid attention to and react accordingly.
UI
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Onyx War Hyena to appear in the Mounts tab of the Collection journal.

February 5

Darkmoon Arcade
  • Previously unlocked Rune Matching difficulty levels no longer reset weekly; once a character has unlocked a difficulty level, it will remain unlocked.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Carapace of N'Zoth
      • Resolved an issue where Fury of N'Zoth could gain Mycelial Infusion while transitioning into the Den of Transfusion on Mythic difficulty.
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Fixed an issue with some Corruption Effects scaling improperly during Timewalking instances.
    • Fixed an issue with Faralos, Empire's Dream causing its Corruption Effect to not reliably hit large enemies.
System
  • MacOS
    • Players who have experienced crashes or freezes on MacOS systems can now change the Particle Density visual effects setting to "Disabled". This may help users work around the issue while we investigate it further.

February 4

Characters
  • Character transfers and faction changes no longer set back progress on the Titan Research Archive.
Darkmoon Faire
  • Players who have the Darkmoon Adventurer's Guide in their inventory should no longer receive error messages after killing enemies in Mythic Keystone dungeons.
    • Darkmoon Arcade
      • Players who die on the HexSweeper board are now teleported near the Arcade console.
      • Players can now walk on top of flagged hexes without triggering them.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Ra-den the Despoiled
      • Void Eruption should no longer damage pets on all difficulties.
      • Decaying Wound's damage over time effect no longer persists after the end of the encounter on all difficulties.
      • Night Terror's Dread Inferno spell no longer interrupts channeled abilities on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the health of Ra-den, Essence of Void, Essence of Nightmare, Crackling Stalker, Void Hunter, and Night Terror by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Carapace of N'Zoth
      • Reduced the number of spells that stop Fury of N'Zoth's movement during the encounter.
      • Resolved an issue where Madness and Insanity Bomb could potentially remove the sanity of the primary afflicted target.
      • Resolved an issue where players could get stuck in the final chamber.
      • Resolved an issue where Adaptive Membrane was removing players' buffs on Mythic difficulty.
  • Operation: Mechagon – Junkyard
    • Scrapbone Grunters in the King Gobbamak encounter now inflict the same amount of damage as their counterparts in the rest of the dungeon on all difficulties.
    • Scrapbone Grunters' melee damage has been reduced by 43% on all difficulties.
    • Heavy Scrapbot and Malfunctioning Scrapbot now cast Gyro Scrap and Exhaust less frequently on all difficulties.
  • Operation: Mechagon – Workshop
    • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to utilize Spires of Ny'alotha on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Adjusted the Spire of Ny'alotha's position when the Awakened affix is active on Mythic Keystone difficulty.
      • Developers' note: This Spire was near a group of powerful enemies for Alliance players, but not for Horde players. It should now be in a more comparable location for both factions.
Horrific Visions
  • Stormwind
    • Fallen Riftwalker
      • Rift Strike damage reduced by 37.5% and is cast less frequently.
      • Shadow Shift now reduces damage taken by 50% (was 75%).
Items and Rewards
  • Unguent Caress' Corruption Effect now properly takes enemy target radius into account, ensuring that it more consistently damages very large enemies.
  • Using Remote Guidance Device now always properly incurs the shared 20 second cooldown for on-use trinkets and item effects.
  • Sparks of Unwavering Strength should no longer erroneously create Quickening Azerite Geode for Guardian Druids and will correctly create Manual of Unbalanced Tactics.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Obsidian and Searing Breath (Corrupted Effects) no longer strike targets that are not in line of sight.
    • The Thing from Beyond (Corrupted Effect) is now slightly less terrifying in Timewalking, as it will scale down to the wearer's item level.
    • The Thing from Beyond's presence will no longer cause other monsters to attack the wearer.
    • The Thing from Beyond can no longer daze the wearer.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Thing from Beyond to sometimes miss players. The Thing from Beyond always gets its target, in the end.
Player versus Player
  • Players can once again queue for the Cooking Impossible Brawl.

February 3

Classes
  • Hunter
    • Angerhoof Bull, Anzu, Blaithe, Doe, Greathorn Stag, Irewing, Motorback Ape, and Porkchop are now tamable.
    • Ji-Kun, Ssinkrix, Qroshekx, Xaarshej should now retain their names when tamed.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Lalathin should now appear in all phases of Suramar.
Horrific Visions
  • Further reduced the health of enemies in Horrific Visions for players who enter the instance as a solo healer or tank specialization; healers will face enemies with 42% less health and tanks will fight enemies with 25% reduced health.
    • Developers' note: We'd like players to be able to upgrade their legendary cloak without feeling like they have to change specialization. The difficulty of Horrific Visions adjusts dynamically based on party composition, but they're still a bit rough for solo healers and tanks, so we're making some tweaks to help those players out.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Vision Hunters' buff text from displaying the proper values.
Items and Rewards
  • The Humming Black Dragonscale proc no longer affects character movement, but it can be activated to slow the wearer's falling speed as long as they are wearing their legendary cloak.
  • Unequipping Manifesto of Madness will remove its associated effects.
  • Unequipping Humming Black Dragonscale after using it will cancel its effects.

January

Hotfixes: January 14 - 30 | 2020-01-31 by Blizzard Entertainment
Hotfixes: January 7 | 2020-01-07 by Blizzard Entertainment

January 30

Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Shad'har the Insatiable
      • Fixed a bug with Entropic Buildup that could cause it to explode multiple times if multiple players were absorbing the same one on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties.
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented players from upgrading their farms at the Sunsong Ranch in the Valley of the Four Winds.
  • Vulpera player-characters can now accept "A Perfect Costume".

January 29

Classes
  • Hunter
    • Dread Ravens, Rocs, Sea Serpents, and Mechanical Chickens are now tamable.
    • Iron Juggernauts summoned by Hunters in Siege of Orgrimmar now scale their levels to the summoning player.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Brinebeak Albatross is now properly classified as a Bird of Prey.
  • Lalathin has escaped her cage and can be found just outside Suramar.
  • Shadowclaw now looks more appropriate.
  • Shale Crawler, Frenzied Pterrordax, and Dreadtick Latcher are now the correct creature types.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Ra-den the Despoiled
      • Unstable Nightmare no longer damages pets on Mythic difficulty.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed an issue that caused Guardian Druids to obtain the damage-dealer Essence Token of Death's Mark (Breath of the Dying) when using the Breath of Everlasting Spirit.
  • Revitalizing Voodoo Totem's effectiveness is reduced by 50% when used by non-healer specializations while engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • The Void-Twisted Titanshard will now trigger correctly from healing spells.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Twilight Devastation's visual effect can no longer be seen by friendly players except in the outdoor world.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Corrected an issue with Memory of Lucid Dreams (Essence) that caused Frost Mages' icicle buff counter and visual display to sometimes not match up when using its on-use effect.
Quests
  • Fixed an issue that prevented completion of "Heroic Warfront: The Battle for Darkshore" for Alliance characters.

January 28

Classes
  • Hunter
    • Certain aqir creatures in Uldum should now be tamable.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Freehold
    • Damage dealt by Captain Eudora's Powder Shot reduced by 15% on all difficulties.
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Shad'har the Insatiable
      • Increased Shad'har the Insatiable's health by 30% on Heroic difficulty.
        • Developers' note: This change is meant to bring the encounter in line with the rest of the instance on Heroic difficulty.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • The Paranoia debuff can no longer be removed through immunity effects (e.g. Paladins' Divine Shield) on all difficulties; damage and loss of sanity from Paranoia can still be temporarily avoided by using immunities.
      • A few of Exposed Synapses in N'Zoth's Mind have been moved a small distance.
        • Developers' note: This quality-of-life change should help melee characters better reach Exposed Synapses during the encounter.
Items and Rewards
  • Cloaks no longer drop in Mythic Keystone end-of-run chests.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Flash of Insight (Corruption Effect) now correctly scales with the total Intellect value of the character.
    • Echoing Void damage reduced by 20%
      • Developer's Note: Echoing Void's design makes its damage fairly reliable and high in most combat situations. As it's less situational than some other Corruption effects, we feel it is doing too much damage per Corruption by comparison.
  • Sk'shuul Vaz
    • This weapon's Obsidian Destruction (Corruption Effect) now divides its damage among targets struck and deals additional damage for each target struck, up to maximum damage dealt at 6 targets.
    • Damage against a single target has been increased to 700% of armor (was 175% of armor).
  • Fixed an issue which could cause Cache of Ny'alothan Treasures to display a tooltip indicating that it was Corrupted, even if it was not going to drop a Corrupted item. (The chance of your Cache item being corrupted has not changed.)
  • Fixed an issue which allowed Obsidian Destruction and Searing Flames to ignore Line of Sight on some targets.
  • Resolved an issue that caused crowd control that breaks on damage (Mages' Polymorph) to be removed by Eye of Corruption damage.
Lesser Visions
  • Fixed a bug where the small chests found in the Lesser Visions weren't rewarding their Corrupted Mementos.
Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented PvP Talent weapon disarm effects (e.g. Rogues' Dismantle) from correctly having diminishing returns on their duration when cast against players that were recently affected by other disarm effects.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented characters from earning the Dreadflame illusion after earning the Duelist: Battle for Azeroth Season 4 achievement.
World Quests
  • "Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker" should now properly get pushed to Horde players.

January 27

Achievements
  • Fixed a bug that prevented eligible players from receiving credit for It's Not a Cult if a raid member died during the N'Zoth the Corruptor encounter on Normal or Heroic difficulties.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Credit for rare creatures in the Vale of Eternal Twilight and Vision of the Twisting Sands is now shared.
  • The Spirit Drinker creatures should no longer get stuck in an immune state.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Corrected an issue that prevented Protection Paladins' Blessed Hammer (Talent) from dealing damage to Wrathion, Drest'agath, and Il'gynoth.
    • Wrathion
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players from looting Wrathion if he was defeated while transitioning.
    • Maut
      • The amount of mana gained by Maut through Dark Offering has been increased on Normal difficulty.
      • Mana gained by Maut through Devour Manifestation has been increased on Normal difficulty.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Harvest Thoughts no longer counts player pets and guardians when dividing the damage and Sanity loss effect.
      • Slightly expanded the distance at which melee characters can attack Exposed Synapses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
Horrific Visions
  • Fixed an issue where Split Personality and Dark Delusions removed players from stealth.
Lesser Visions
  • Starting with this week's resets, the first Lesser Vision daily quest of the week now gives 3000 Coalescing Visions (was 2000 Coalescing Visions).
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Gladiator's Spite's on-use ability cooldown has been reduced to 60 seconds (was 90 seconds).
  • Humming Black Dragonscale's levitation effect no longer triggers if the player is affected by a Neural Silencer or Magical Intrusion Dampener.
  • Writhing Segment of Drest'agath's damage has been increased by 20%.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Echoing Void (Corrupted Effect) can now only trigger from abilities that are on the global cooldown.
    • Echoing Void can now be removed by abilities that dispel Magic effects.
    • Twisted Appendage's (Corrupted Effect) health has been reduced to 1% of the player's maximum health (was 20%).
    • The ground spell effect indicating Eye of Corruption's (Corrupted Effect) radius of effect is now easier to see on sloped terrain.
    • Lingering Psychic Shell
      • Now applies an absorb shield that prevents 80% of incoming damage, up to the amount of damage indicated on the item.
      • While inside Ny'alotha, the Waking City instance, the wearer's Corruption Resistance increases the total amount of damage absorbed by up to 50%.
        • Developers' note: Due to several issues with this trinket, we have changed its functionality to be more intuitive. The tooltip will be updated in a future patch to more accurately reflect the trinket's functionality.
    • Twisted Appendages (Corrupted Effect) can no longer be struck by area-of-effect attacks such as Mages' Arcane Explosion.
    • Killing Twisted Appendages no longer grant on-kill bonuses from Talents and abilities (e.g. Warriors' Victory Rush).
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Ineffable Truth (Corruption Effect) from triggering on some melee and ranged abilities.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Corrected an issue where Crucible of Flame (Essence) sometimes incorrectly healed Wrathion during his encounter in the Nyalotha, the Waking City raid.
Player versus Player
  • Twilight Devastation (Corruption Effect) has a 12-second cooldown when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Twilight Devastation now deals 50% reduced damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Echoing Void (Corruption Effect) now deals 50% reduced damage when engaged in combat with enemy players.
Professions
  • Players should be able to discover Cataclysm Engineering recipes again from crafting recipes on that list.
Quests
  • Players are now able to perform the Nordrassil ritual during "Lunar Preservation" without breaking any rituals afterward.
WoW Classic
  • Quest credit for Elune's Blessing should now be granted more consistently.

January 24

Dungeons and Raids
  • N'Zoth, the Corruptor
    • Fixed a bug where Azeroth's Radiance could shorten its channel duration without the player casting or moving.
    • Azeroth's Radiance now resets its cooldown on a wipe and at the start of the encounter.
    • Developers' note: This quality-of-life change should dispel confusion about needing to wait for the cooldown to clear before a subsequent attempt.
  • Horrific Visions
    • Fixed an issue wherein Emergency Cranial Defibrillation didn't heal the player while under the effects of Inquisitor Darkspeak's Convert.
Items and Rewards
  • Emissary equipment caches no longer reward cloaks during Battle for Azeroth Season 4.
  • The power of the following trinkets from Ny'alotha, the Waking City have been increased by around 10%: Vita-Charged Titanshard, Void-Twisted Titanshard, Humming Black Dragonscale, and Manifesto of Madness.
  • The damage absorb effect of the Void-Twisted Titanshard will now be consumed after most standard damage absorb effects.
  • Corrupted Items
    • Glimpse of Clarity will no longer interact with the Warlock ability Command Demon, or the Hunter ability Command Pet.
    • Lash of the Void
      • Lash of the Void's (Corruption Effect) damage now scales with the item level of Unguent Caress, instead of the character's Attack Power.
      • Fixed a bug which caused Lash of the Void to trigger more often than intended, but it still strikes all targets in a cone in front of the user.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Corrected several issues with Destruction Warlocks using Vision of Perfection either not getting an Infernal to spawn on their target, or a real summoned Infernal to incorrectly have the lowered Vision of Perfection duration applied to it.
WoW Classic
  • Players in Alterac Valley with the Honorless Target buff will no longer grant loot.

January 23

Allied Races
    • Vulperas' Bag of Tricks (racial) cooldown is now correctly modified by haste.
Creatures and NPCs
    • Lorewalker Cho should once again be visible to all players in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • In Mechagon Junkyard and Mechagon Workshop on Mythic Keystone difficulties, end-of-run chests now award Engine of Mecha-Perfection, or Blueprint: Perfectly Timed Differential, or Progression Sprockets for players' Vision of Perfection (Essence).
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Carapace of N'Zoth
      • Resolved an issue where using Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve while in the Den of Transfusion may fail to bring players to Wrathion's side.
      • Resolved an issue where using Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve could remove some player buffs when used.
      • Resolved an issue where Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve's cooldown was not being reset upon the encounter starting.
      • Reduced the health of Mycelial Cysts by 30%.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Dispelling corrupted mind should not drain sanity ever, and letting it expire naturally should.
Horrific Visions
  • Fixed an issue where players on the quest "Reconstructing ‘Fear and Flesh'" who skipped all Corrupted Area objectives and completed a Lost Area objective first would not get 1 of their 2 Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" for that run.
Items and Rewards
  • Corrupted Items
    • Damage dealt by Infinite Stars, Twisted Appendages, and Gushing Wound (Corrupted Effects) is now based on the item level of a Corrupted item, rather than scaling dynamically with Attack Power and Spell Power.
      • Developers' note: Previously the damage dealt by these powers was modified by Attack Power and Spell Power, which meant that certain specialization abilities or random bonuses could cause drastic swings in their effectiveness. Infinite Stars in particular was too strong against single targets as a result of this and other factors. This change also adjusts Infinite Stars base damage accordingly, as the scaling method was one of the primary factors behind some of the extreme outliers we saw in our logs and from player feedback. Our goal with this change and other adjustments to Corruption powers is to improve parity in the effectiveness per point of Corruption of the different bonuses available on Visions of N'Zoth items.
    • Grand Delusions' (Corrupted Effect) summoned entity no longer despawns when its owner is crowd controlled by enemy players.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Lurking Schemer's Band a small chance at rolling a socket in addition to its baseline socket.
  • Corrupted Gladiator's Spite now has a distinct visual difference between hostile corruption pools and allied corruption pools.
  • Humming Black Dragonscale's visual effect should no longer break some animations and will now appear as intended when mounted.
Quests
  • Dying during "Waking a Dreamer" can cause players to be unable to see Goldrinn and turn in the quest.
  • While D.I.S.C.O. may be fun for some, dancing is now prohibited within the vicinity of the Chamber of Heart teleporter.
  • Rugged Hyena Pelts now drop from all hyenas in Uldum as well as Amathet Hunters. Players with the Skinning skill will still be able to skin the hyenas for a guaranteed pelt, in addition to any that drop.

January 22

Achievements
  • You Can Pet the Dog, But… is now properly rewarded to all raid members who /pet Shad'har regardless if they or another player died during the encounter on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
Allied Races
  • Allied Races characters that are not Death Knights no longer learn an unusable Acherus Deathcharger class mount at level 58.
Classes
  • Mage
    • Fixed an issue causing Mage's Invisibility and Greater Invisibility spells to not display the intended screen effects.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Casting Hand of Gul'dan with a wand equipped and no Soul Shards no longer causes players to start autoattacking the target.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Reduced the unavoidable damage from Tashara's Ground Shatter. Players now have more time to move out of her secondary effect.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
      • Fixed a bug where Il'gynoth could get to 0% health but not transition to Stage 2 of the encounter.
Horrific Visions
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Gift of the Titans from triggering in certain situations.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the Lurking Schemer's Band a small chance at rolling a socket in addition to its baseline socket.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Corrected an issue that sometimes caused Unwavering Ward (Essence) to lose its Corruption Resistance.
    • Breath of the Dying (Essence) Rank 2 Minor Power's self-healing no longer heals for an excessive amount when dealing damage to lower-level targets.
Quests
  • Visions of N'Zoth Threat Daily Quests
    • Reputation gain increased from 75 to 125.
    • Coalescing Visions increased from 50 to 250.
  • Lesser Vision Daily Quests
    • Coalescing Visions rewards increased from 1000 to 1500.
    • Corrupted Mementos rewards increased from 8 to 30.
  • War Mode reward bonuses for completing Visions of N'Zoth daily quests are now correctly displayed in the UI.
  • Creatures and objects needed to complete Visions of N'Zoth daily quests should now spawn more quickly.
  • The quest item required to complete "Stepping Through the Darkness" can now be found in Lost Area chests in addition to the Corrupted area chests.
  • The quest objectives for the legendary cloak storyline are now easier to track.
  • Players returning to Silithus after completing the Blackwing Descent scenario now arrive in the appropriate phase and location. Time travel is quite difficult!
  • Quest credit for "Alpaca It Up" and "Alpaca It In" can now be earned while in raid groups.
  • Self-inflicted damage from N'lyeth, Silver of N'Zoth no longer critically strikes the wearer or benefits from damage modifiers.
  • Players on the quest "Journey to the Sunwell" should now be able to complete "A People Shattered".
  • Increased Goliath Trophy quest item drop rate for "Getting Ahead".

January 21

Allied Races
  • Vulpera characters can now correctly disable Holy Relic after discovering it through their Rummage Your Bag racial ability.
  • Vulpera and mechagnomes can now read the Ancient Tome of Dinomancy.
Assaults
  • Vale of Eternal Blossoms
    • Invoke Xuen
      • Xuen's autoattack damage has been reduced by 80%.
      • The power of Xuen's abilities have been increased by 100%.
      • Xuen's abilities deal 80% reduced damage against other players in PvP situations.
Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that allowed Virulent Plague to spread to Explosives found in Mythic Keystone dungeons.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • Damage caused by Protector of the Pack (PvP Talent) can no longer be absorbed or reduced by damage reduction effects.
      • Brambles will no longer deal damage after suffering damage from Protector of the Pack (PvP Talent).
      • Den Mother's (PvP Talent) increased maximum health effect no longer affects the Guardian Druid.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Resolved an issue that could prevent additional pets summoned by Animal Companion from gaining benefit from abilities such as Bestial Wrath, Beast Cleave, or Dash.
  • Monk
    • Resolved an issue that caused Grapple Weapon to reduce the duration of subsequent Silence effects cast on the target.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Ny'alotha, the Waking City
    • Fixed an issue which prevented Ny'alotha bosses from rewarding Artifact Power.
    • Removed the requirement that Shad'har the Insatiable had to be defeated before entering Drest'agath's encounter arena on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • N'Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue that caused Paranoia to target more players than intended on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
      • Resolved an issue in which Prophet Skitra being defeated would cause Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn to not spawn on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
Horrific Visions
  • Fixed an issue wherein players weren't interactable for a short period after dying in Horrific Visions.
Items and Rewards
  • Trashmaster's Mantle can no longer drop in Mythic Keystone dungeons.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Resolved an issue that allowed Vitality Conduit (Essence) to remove crowd control effects (e.g. Polymorph).
  • Corrupted Items
    • Fixed an issue which could cause Infinite Stars and Twisted Appendage to fail to keep track of updates to characters' Attack Power or Spell Power.
    • Psyche Shredder's on-equip effect can now only be triggered by spells.
Pet Battles
  • Blackrock Depths Pet Battle Dungeon
    • The difficulty of Therin Skysong, Alran Heartshade, Zuna Skullcrush pet battle encounters have been lowered.
    • Manapoof Link now properly has the option to teleport a player who has completed the Blackrock Depths Pet Dungeon to the entrance of Blackrock Depths.
Quests
  • Faceless Mask quests are no longer shareable.
  • War Mode once again grants the correct reward quest completion bonuses for daily quests offered during Visions of N'Zoth Assaults. The UI currently does not reflect the rewards granted, but we're working on correcting it.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Gift of N'Zoth's visual effect to sometimes disappear when a character entered Orgrimmar, Stormwind, Uldum, or Vale of Eternal Blossoms. N'Zoth has not forgotten those who are loyal to him.
World Quests
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some players from receiving credit for the "Grand Empress Shek'zara" after defeating Grand Empress Shek'zara.
  • Players will now properly receive credit for defeating King Dazar for the "Kings' Rest: Kingsguard" World Quest.

January 17

Achievements
  • Fixed an issue where a dead player's Damage Over Time effect could cause the raid to fail The Best of Us.
Auction House
  • Bids now display properly in the sell tab for caged pets.
  • Fixed a bug causing the quantity field to be empty when selling a non-commodity.
  • The "Uncollected" filter now filters owned battle pets as expected.
  • The "Upgrades Only" filter now correctly applies to wands and shields.
  • The "Usable" filter now filters profession-restricted items and owned toys as intended.
  • Purchasing an entire listing now displays the item count in the seller's auction list.
  • Players can now buyout an auction for which they are already the high bidder.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some mail from the Auction House to exclude expected attached gold.
Creatures and NPCs
  • The Gaze of N'Zoth can now only be faction tapped while in War Mode.
  • Onyx Warserpent's Lightning Pool no longer hits players harder than intended.
  • Taijing the Cyclone now resets properly.
  • The spawn frequency of several Rare enemies in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Assault areas has been increased.
Items
  • Azerite Essences
    • Fixed an issue that caused Breath of the Dying's minor damage effect at Rank 1 or 2 to benefit from the Rank 3 increased proc chance against low health targets.
  • Corruption Effects
    • Fixed an issue preventing Twilight Devastation from triggering on ranged attacks.
    • Infinite Stars damage reduced by 25% at all Corruption levels.
Player versus Player
  • The red punchcard Subroutine: Defragmentation now heals for 50% in PvP situations.
  • Fixed an issue causing Breath of the Dying to have an incorrectly-lowered cooldown when used against player pets in PvP.
Races
  • The Vulpera Holy Relic Trick now heals for the correct amount.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Mechagnomes and Vulpera from using ghost flying mounts when dead in appropriate areas.
  • Fixed an expected sound effect on the voices of Pandaren Death Knights.
Quests
  • Vulpera can once again proceed during the Tirisfal Glades quest, "A Scarlet Letter".
  • Players who are outside of the Vision while their party defeats Ysedra the Darkener now receive quest credit for "Deeper Into the Darkness".
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Magni Bronzebeard from spawning as expected in "The Halls of Origination".
  • It is again possible to turn in "Ancient Crypt Key".
  • Titan Artifacts should now appear for the quest "Unearthed Artifacts" regardless of the completion status of the Assault bar-fill objective.
  • Assault daily quests such as "The Sun King's Chosen" or "The Strongest Among Them" now require 3 Rare kills (was 4).
  • Rare kills now provide more credit for Assaults.
User Interface
  • Guild and community setting dropdowns no longer appear when they are grayed out.
Visions
  • Players should now find their Sanity draining more quickly after an extended period within Vision of the Twisting Sands and Vale of Eternal Twilight.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing an iLvl 430 item from dropping when you had completed two objectives and the boss in a Horrific Vision. This item will be awarded to players on their next run if they satisfy these conditions.


January 15

Allied Races
  • Eligible players who earned the account-wide achievements The Mechagonian Threat and Rustbolt Rebellion on a Horde character can once again begin the process to unlock mechagnomes on an Alliance character.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Prince Erazmin from appearing on Mechagon Island after completing the mechagnome Allied Race unlock storyline.
Classes
  • Attempting to burn the corpses of egg-infested bodies in Uldum will no longer remove Druids from Travel Form.
Dungeons and Raids
  • Mechagon – Junkyard and Mechagon – Workshop
    • Mechagon – Junkyard and Mechagon – Workshop no longer share a lockout for Heroic difficulty.
Items and Rewards
  • Items awarded from Horrific Visions of N'Zoth are no longer tradeable.
Quests
  • Starting "A World Worth Saving" once again transports players into the Halls of Origination dungeon full of enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where players who were eligible to attend the late Kind Varian Wrynn's funeral could be unable to complete the introductory quests for Visions of N'Zoth.
  • Players who enter a Lesser Vision of N'Zoth without accepting "Unscarred Black Scale" will now be offered the daily quest while inside the instance.
  • Credit for completing "Alpaca It Up" quest is no longer shared between group members.
  • "Against Overwhelming Odds" now grants quest credit for enemy players slain in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

January 14

Assaults
  • Void Conduits now grant credit toward Assaults.
Creatures and NPCs
  • Knockback reduced on Magni Bronzebeard's Reverberating Clap.
  • Blastatron X-81 no longer taps, so all combatants can receive credit.
  • Kames, Blade of the Dawn's Sun's Retribution ability now has a 3 second cooldown.
Items and Rewards
  • Fixed a bug that allowed some Honorbound and 7th Legion items to both Corrupt and Titanforge. N'Zoth works in mysterious and terrible ways.
  • The Kernel of E-Steam now correctly awards reputation to characters not yet Exalted with the Rustbolt Resistance.
Player versus Player
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the weekly Brawl quest "Something Different" from starting when entering the Deepwind Gorge Battleground highlight brawl.
Quests
  • Players investigating Blackwing Descent with Wrathion should no longer be blocked from entering the instance during "Beginning the Descent" and "To the Catacombs!".
  • Highland Worgs are no longer endangered and can be readily slaughtered to fulfill "A Little Goodwill."
  • Fixed an issue that caused the first Lesser Vision daily quest, "A Dark, Glaring Reality" to incorrectly reward 1,000 Coalescing Visions instead of 2,000 Coalescing Visions for some players. Players affected by this issue will be offered the quest rewarding 2,000 Coalescing Visions tomorrow.
  • Zahra Sandstalker should no longer disappear for nearby players when someone accepts "To The Moon." Additionally, multiple copies will no longer show up.
  • Locating the anomalous source for "Deeper Into Darkness" now shares credit with all party members.
  • "Against Overwhelming Odds" now grants credit for slaying enemy players in Uldum when Assaults are active.
World
  • Players should no longer disconnect when traveling on the boat between Booty Bay and Gadgetzan.
WoW Classic
  • Alterac Valley
    • Spirit Guides in the starting caves now apply Honorless Target to the players they resurrect.
      • Developers' note: We observed some behavior in Alterac Valley that can only be described as griefing—a violation of the In-Game Code of Conduct. If this had taken place in original WoW, it would have been seen as either a situation that needed to be fixed preventatively or a circumstance that called for account suspensions. We feel that the preventative solution is the more amicable one.

January 7

Battle Pets
  • Jenafur has grown tentacles.
Player versus Player
  • Players who earned the appropriate PvP rating for a Battle for Azeroth Season 3 title while the season was inactive, but then dropped below the required rating before the season could be reactivated, should earn that title when first logging in after the weekly reset.
  • [With realm restarts] Corrected an issue that prevented players from receiving loot after completing last week's "Conquest's Reward" quest.
    • Developers' note: If you are up to date with Conquest rewards, you'll be able to complete this week's quest after maintenance, and then move on to the next one. Players who earned the 500 Conquest necessary for the quest will still receive their weekly PvP chest and players who didn't complete last week's quest will remain unaffected.
WoW Classic
  • Resolved an issue that caused /stopattack or /startattack macros to pause the swing timer (rather than reset) when used with abilities such as a Warrior's Slam).
  • Fixed a bug that caused Somnus to permanently evade after being leashed across zone boundaries.