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Icon-patch-22x22 Patch 1.14.3
Release date April 19, 2022
Latest version date April 21, 2023
Initial version 43154
Latest version 49229
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Patch 1.14.3 is a patch for World of Warcraft: Classic that introduced Season of Mastery changes for the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj world event and the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj raid which released on 19 April 2022.

The patch was deployed on the Public Test Realm on 19 March 2022.

The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj[]

  • The War Effort now requires half as many total resources as before.
  • Reduced the time until auto-completion of War Effort objectives begins.
    • With this change, the gates of Ahn'Qiraj will open on all realms within a month of the event being initiated.
  • The "Brood of Nozdormu" reputation reward from the repeatable quest "N [60G] The Hand of the Righteous" has been doubled.
    • Developers' notes: There is a known issue with how this is displayed. The chat log text will display 200 reputation gained, while the actual amount of reputation gained for completing this Quest is 400.

The Temple of Ahn'Qiraj[]

  • Significant adjustments have been made to the Prophet Skeram encounter.
  • Players will now find piles of "Quick Sand" scattered throughout the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. Interacting with these piles will grant nearby players a stackable bonus to movement speed (both mounted and un-mounted).
  • Raid groups that manage to defeat the Prophet Skeram to gain access to the tunnels beneath Ahn'Qiraj will encounter the "Prophecy of Chaos" and may interact with this mysterious object to receive dark whispers and enable additional challenges in the Temple of Anh'Qiraj.
    • New Prophecy of Chaos mechanics become available as players reach new reputation levels with the Brood of Nozdormu.
  • Defeating bosses while under the influence of the Prophecy of Chaos will result in increased loot rewards, scaling with the difficulty chosen.
  • The difficulty of the baseline Fankriss the Unyielding Encounter has been adjusted.
    • Developers' notes: While this encounter has not seen the addition of any new mechanics, players should now find that they will need to engage the existing mechanics in a much more meaningful way. Even in Original World of Warcraft and WoW Classic, this encounter always felt like it was a step down in difficulty relative to everything else in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, and the nature of these changes should make even the base version of the encounter feel more dangerous in Season of Mastery.
  • C'thun[sic] has been restored to his original, most horrific form.
    • Developers' note: By popular demand, we've implemented the "pre-nerf" version of C'thun[sic] in all of his mathematically impossible glory.

Economic Adjustments[]

  • Adjustments have been made to certain professions and the availability of many crafting materials:
    • Removed the level 60 requirement for alchemists to proc additional items from successful crafts.
      • Level 300 Alchemy is still required.
    • Removed the level 60 requirement for Herbalists to receive Inv misc herb blacklotus [Black Lotus] from high-level herb spawns.
    • Successful crafts of Inv misc stonetablet 05 [Arcanite Bars], Inv fabric moonrag 01 [Mooncloth], and Inv misc pelt bear 03 [Cured Rugged Hide] will now proc additional bars, cloth, or hides, respectively.
    • The respawn times of almost all herbalism nodes have been significantly adjusted.
      • Developers' notes: In many cases the minimum and maximum respawn times have been reduced by half, or more. This is in addition to the respawn timer changes made in earlier content phases of Season of Mastery.
    • Thanks to improvements in fishing line technology across Azeroth, it is now possible to receive multiple Inv misc monsterhead 01 [Firefin Snapper], Inv misc monsterhead 04 [Oily Blackmouth], and Inv misc fish 11 [Stonescale Eel] from a single successful fishing attempt.
    • Increased the amount of Elemental Water, Earth, and Fire from relevant herbalism and mining nodes.
    • Added a chance for more than one Inv misc rune 04 [Demonic Rune] to drop at once from creatures that would normally drop Demonic Runes, such as Satyrs.
  • Greatly increased the availability of Scarabs, Idols, and Coffer Keys in both the Ruins and Temple of Ahn'Qiraj.
  • Greatly increased the availability of Bijous and Coins from all sources in Zul'Gurub.
    • Hakkar will also now drop a cache of Bijous when killed.

User Interface[]

  • New accessibility options such as Text to Speech and Speech to Text have been added to WoW Classic. You can learn more about these features here 4.

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed an issue in Classic Era where C'thun[sic] would occasionally use his erratic movement animations during his Dark Glare ability.
  • Fixed an issue in Classic Era and Season of Mastery where Farmer Dalson's outhouse in Western Plaguelands could get stuck in a non-interactive state and block quest progression.
  • Fixed an issue in Season of Mastery where the instance exploitation-prevention mechanics could be bypassed with engineering grenades.
  • Fixed an issue in Classic Era where Maexxna's web wrap would sometimes immediately drop affected players to the ground rather than suspending them on the wall.
  • Made some improvements to the Subdue Private Hendel step of the quest "A [38] The Missing Diplomat" in Dustwallow Marsh that should reduce the likelihood that the event stalls and blocks quest progression.