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Icon-patch-22x22 Patch 10.0.7
“Return to the Forbidden Reach”
Release date March 21, 2023
Latest version date April 11, 2023
Initial version 48520
Latest version 48999
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Patch 10.0.7 is the second medium patch of Dragonflight. It was released on 21 March 2023.[1]

Return to the Forbidden Reach[]

Return to the Forbidden Reach

Return to the Forbidden Reach to learn more of the story of the dracthyr Evoker awakening now that the defeat of Raszageth has been secured. This zone includes new content for max-level players delving into the troubles left behind by the meddling of the Primalists and the chaos they've left behind among the elements. Players will discover hidden Treasure Rooms with the Dragonscale Expedition, encounter new bosses and objectives, more storms, new loot to add to their arsenal, and more

The monk class expands to new races[]

The monk class expands to new races

Lightforged Draenei, Worgen, and Goblin races have learned how to harness their Chi and can now become Monks.

Winterpelt Furbolg faction[]

Winterpelt Furbolg faction

The Winterpelt furbolg speak a language no one seems to understand. Learn to understand, and eventually speak, the language of the Winterpelt furbolg as you help Sonova Snowden crack their peculiar dialect and earn their trust.

Begin your journey to learning the Winterpelt furbolg language by accepting the quest "N [70] Academic Assistance" in the Adventure Guide after completing the Winterpelt Hollow and Rustpine Den quest chains in the Azure Span. Language progress can be viewed in the Spellbook.

Baine's search[]

Baine's search

Mayla Highmountain is worried—Baine Bloodhoof has traveled to the Ohn'ahran Plains in search of an old friend who has gone missing but insisted on making the journey alone. Help Baine solve the mystery of the missing tauren — and come to terms with old hatreds — with the help of an unlikely ally. Speak to Mayla Highmountain in Valdrakken to begin your journey.

Faction Envoy[]

Faction Envoy

Represent a Dragon Isles Major Faction every day by visiting the envoys in the Forbidden Reach and earn a 10% reputation increase of the chosen Major Faction for the day. Envoys also occasionally offer quests for extra reputation and Elemental Overflow to spend at the Envoy traders for new rewards such as four new dragonriding customizations, the Buckie battle pet, and the Noble Bruffalon mount.

Orc and human heritage armor[]

Embrace your legacy with two new Heritage Armor sets—one for orcs and one for humans. These new quests are available for players level 50 and up —who have reached Exalted with Orgrimmar or Stormwind— to undertake and gain several variations of the new Heritage Armor to add to their collection. Begin your journey by speaking to Master Matthias Shaw[sic] in Stormwind or Eitrigg in Orgrimmar with the release of the 10.0.7 content update.

Recruit a Friend rewards update[]

Recruit a Friend rewards update

All new rewards are arriving to the Recruit A Friend (RAF) program, letting you bring in new (and returning) friends to World of Warcraft. To learn more about the current RAF program, you can visit our previously published article here on the official site.



  • New hair colors are available for orcs and humans.


Death Knight[]

  • Frost
    • Developers' note: Frost will be seeing a few updates to their tree in 10.0.7. Currently Frost feels 1 or 2 points off from being able to make more meaningful choices within their spec tree. To help ease some of this we are shifting a few talents to be auto-learned on level up and replacing them with a new or existing talent. The new version of the tree should offer a little more variety and feel less linear when allocating your talent points and give you more choice based on the content you are running.
    • Ability deathknight remorselesswinters2 [Remorseless Winter] has been removed from the talent tree and now learned at level 19.
    • Inv sword 120 [Might of the Frozen Wastes] has been removed from the talent tree and now learned at level 25.
    • Spell ice rune [Frostreaper] has been removed from the talent tree and now learned at level 28.
    • New Talent: Ability deathknight frozencenter [Fatal Fixation]Inv sword 122 [Killing Machine] can stack up to 1 additional time. Replaces Frostreaper on the talent tree.
    • Inv axe 114 [Obliteration] now causes Ability deathknight soulreaper [Soul Reaper] to also grant Killing Machine and have a chance to generate a Rune during Ability deathknight pillaroffrost [Pillar of Frost]
    • Ability deathknight remorselesswinters2 [Biting Cold] has moved to Remorseless Winter's old position in the Frost specialization tree.
    • Ability mage deepfreeze [Everfrost] has moved to Biting Cold's old position in the Frost specialization tree.
    • Spell deathknight breathofsindragosa [Breath of Sindragosa] damage has been increased by 25% and Runic Power spent per second increased to 18 (was 16).
    • Spell deathknight empowerruneblade2 [Frost Strike] damage increased by 10% and Runic Power cost increased to 30 (was 25).
      • Developers' note: Frost Death Knight currently has a surplus of Runic Power income which is leading to wasted Runic Power overflow in Obliteration builds and longer than intended durations in Breath of Sindragosa builds. In order to help address this we are increasing both the cost and damage of Frost Strike and Breath of Sindragosa. Maintaining a long breath can feel satisfying for many players but it can also feel disheartening when you lose it for reasons out of your control since so much of your damage becomes reliant on a very high uptime of Breath. The goal with this change is to bring the duration of Breath to a much more reasonable and compact window that allows you to deal the majority of your Breath damage in a shorter window.
  • Unholy
    • Ability deathwing grasping tendrilsgreen [Rotten Touch] duration increased to 10 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Ability deathknight remorselesswinters [Runic Mastery] now also increases Runic Corruption's Rune regeneration rate by an additional 10/20%.
    • Spell shadow fumble [Commander of the Dead] has been updated to always buff your nearby Gargoyle (or Achievement boss svalasorrowgrave [Dark Arbiter]) and Spell deathknight armyofthedead [Army of the Dead] Ghouls for 30 seconds after using Achievement boss festergutrotface [Dark Transformation].
      • Developers' note: The previous implementation of Commander of the Dead had too many edge cases where it would not always buff your minions or the window was too tight and created less than ideal rotational impact. We have instead updated it to be an aura around the Death Knight for the duration that will always buff their Gargoyle or Army of the Dead ghoul regardless of when they were spawned in after Dark Transformation was used.
    • Spell shadow painspike [Harbinger of Doom] now also increases the damage of your next Spell shadow deathcoil [Death Coil] by 20% or Epidemic by 10%.
    • Artifactability unholydeathknight flagellation [Ruptured Viscera] now has a 25% chance to apply a Festering Wound to enemies struck by the explosion.
    • Ruptured Viscera damage increased by 10%.
    • Spell nature rune [Feasting Strikes] now also has a 15% chance to grant Runic Corruption.
    • Spell deathknight defile [Defile] now works with the Spell deathknight necroticplague [Pestilence] talent.
    • Defile now has additional functionality - If an enemy is inside Defile, it grants 1% Mastery every second, stacking up to 8% Mastery.
    • Defile is no longer a choice node with Spell shadow deathsembrace [Unholy Pact] and has replaced Pestilent Pustules within the specialization tree.
    • Ability creature disease 03 [Pestilent Pustules] has been removed from the Unholy specialization tree.
    • Spell nature nullifydisease [Epidemic] has swapped places with Unholy Blight within the talent tree.
    • Spell deathknight necroticplague [Pestilence] implementation has been updated to better reflect the functionality of the tooltip.

Demon Hunter[]

  • Developers' note: Fodder to the Flame changes are intended to help with consistency of behavior for the spawned Demon and its Soul. Vengeance should consistently 1-shot its Demon with Throw Glaive, and needing to collect a Demon Soul 40 yards away will be a thing of the past.
  • Reduced the range that Ability maldraxxus demonhunter [Fodder to the Flame] demons can spawn by 20%.
  • The Demon Soul generated upon killing a Fodder to the Flame demon will now land in front it (towards the Demon Hunter), whenever possible.
  • Havoc
    • Ability bosskilrogg deadeye [Blind Fury] now increases Ability demonhunter eyebeam [Eye Beam] damage and duration by 10%/20% (was duration only by 25%/50%).
      • Developers' note: Blind Fury added an uncomfortably large amount of time to Eye Beam's channel effect. It is a now a mix of damage and duration increases such that the point-for-point value of the talent remains very similar, but asks for 60% less additional time rooted in order to realize that value.
    • Ability demonhunter felrush [Improved Fel Rush] and the choice node of Spell shadow manafeed [Desperate Instincts]/Spell warlock demonsoul [Netherwalk] have swapped locations in the specialization tree. Ability demonhunter throwglaive [Furious Throws] and Ability bossfellord felspike [Fel Eruption] have swapped locations in the specialization tree.
      • Developers' note: These talent positions swaps are intended to be a minor change and likely won't significantly shake-up the current talent build meta, but talents before the first gate are generally less 'expensive' and this will make taking a defensive/utility option more reasonable for some builds, in content where it's desired.
  • Vengeance
    • Reduced the health of Fodder to the Flame demons by 20%.


  • Ability druid denmother [Protector of the Pack]'s cap now stores up to 400% of the Druid's spell power for Balance, Feral, and Guardian and 300% spell power for Restoration (was 240% for all specializations).
  • Balance
    • Ability druid stellarflare [Stellar Flare] now has an additional effect – If dispelled, causes a Star Burst to crash into the dispeller, dealing damage and knocking them back.
  • Feral
    • Inv misc monsterclaw 03 [Merciless Claws] now increases the damage of Swipe and Brutal Slash by 15% (was 10%)
    • Ability druid berserk [Berserk: Frenzy] now bleeds targets for 100% of damage dealt by combo point generators during Berserk (was 125%).
    • Spell shadow vampiricaura [Shred], Inv misc monsterclaw 03 [Swipe], Ability druid ravage [Brutal Slash], and Spell druid thrash [Thrash] damage increased by 6%.
    • Developers' note: Berserk: Frenzy consolidates a lot of the damage players deal with builders in their Berserk windows. This change is intended to spread more of builders' damage to outside the Berserk window.
  • Guardian
    • Spell nature thorns iron [Thorns of Iron] has been redesigned – When you cast Ability druid ironfur [Ironfur], also deal Physical damage equal to 30% of your armor, split among enemies within 12 yards. Damage reduced above 4 applications.
      • Developers' note: This talent was intended to be a compromise in those situations where it's necessary to index heavily into survivability. In the original version, this unfortunately incentivized very high Ironfur stacks and excessive APM during cooldown windows. With this change we hope to maintain the intent of the original design while reducing the incentive to chase very high Ironfur stacks.
    • Thorns of Iron is now affected by the Guardian Druid specialization passive, and its damage values have been adjusted accordingly.
      • Developers' note: This is a net neutral change to the Thorns of Iron ability.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing Spell druid bristlingfur [Bristling Fur]'s global cooldown to not be reduced by Haste.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing Ability druid cyclone [Circle of Life and Death] to incorrectly reduce Spell druid malfurionstenacity [Pulverize]'s duration.
  • Restoration
  • Developer's note: Our goals with Restoration changes are to increase the effectiveness of some underutilized talents and open new talent combinations that were previously difficult to reach.
    • New Talent: Ability druid serenefocus [Tranquil Mind] – Increases Spell nature crystalball [Omen of Clarity]'s chance to activate Clearcasting to 5% and Clearcasting can stack 1 additional time.
    • New Talent: Spell nature naturesblessing [Deep Focus] – When Spell nature starfall [Moonfire], Ability druid disembowel [Rake], Ability ghoulfrenzy [Rip], or Spell nature rejuvenation [Rejuvenation] are active on a single target, their effects are increased 40%.
      • Developer's note: We are bringing back the Deep Focus ability to offer a dps option that is particularly effective while attacking a single target and does not reduce the duration of your heal over time effects.
    • Ability druid healinginstincts [Embrace of the Dream] now also triggers on targets with the Spell nature resistnature [Regrowth] heal over time effect.
    • Spell nature naturetouchgrow [Regenerative Heartwood] now also extends the duration of Spell druid ironbark [Ironbark] by 4 seconds.
    • Ability druid flourish [Improved Wild Growth] has moved to a new location one slot to the right.
    • Spell nature healingtouch [Cultivation] has moved to Improved Wild Growth's previous location.
    • Ability druid nourish [Nourish] has moved to Cultivation's previous location.
      • Developer's note: We are moving Nourish and its associated talents into a place within the talent tree that leads into other abilities with the goal of not impacting the pathing of other builds that would prefer to skip it.
    • Tranquil Mind occupies Nourish's previous location.
    • The Ability druid healinginstincts [Forest's Flow]/Spell nature protectionformnature [Wild Synthesis] choice node has moved to a new location directly below Nourish's new location.
    • Embrace of the Dream and Inv misc herb fellotus [Budding Leaves] have swapped locations.
    • Spell druid germination [Germination] and Spell druid rampantgrowth [Power of the Archdruid] have swapped locations.
    • Spell nature preservation [Invigorate] is no longer on a choice node with Power of the Archdruid and has moved locations to directly beneath Overgrowth.
    • Power of the Archdruid is now on a choice node with Spell druid germination rejuvenation [Undergrowth].
    • Ability druid cyclone [Circle of Life and Death] is now on a choice node with Deep Focus.


  • Developers' notes: We've seen Devastation have difficulty recovering from burst damage. These changes are intended to primarily help in those scenarios, with direct increases to Verdant Embrace and Draconic Legacy, and improvements to talent options such as Foci of Life and Ancient Flame that have been relatively underutilized.
  • Dracthyr's racial ability Ability racial chosenidentity [Chosen Identity] will now also cause Dracthyr to automatically assume their Visage form when they resurrect.
  • Dracthyr now know the Ability skyreach wind [Aerial Halt] ability, like Dragonriding drakes, that allows them to significantly reduce their forward movement.
  • Inv helm mail dracthyrquest b 02 [Draconic Legacy] now increases Stamina by 3%/6% (was 2%/4%).
  • Spell fire incinerate [Foci of Life] has been redesigned – Ability evoker masterylifebinder red [Renewing Blaze] restores you more quickly, causing damage you take to be healed back over 4 seconds.
  • Inv elemental mote fire01 [Ancient Flame] has been redesigned – Casting Ability evoker emeraldblossom [Emerald Blossom] or Verdant Embrace reduces the cast time of your next Ability evoker livingflame [Living Flame] by 40%.
  • Ancient Flame has been moved to Ability hunter mastertactitian [Roar of Exhilaration]'s location in the talent tree.
  • Ability hunter mastertactitian [Roar of Exhilaration] has been removed.
  • Devastation
  • Preservation
    • Developers' notes: In 10.0.7, we are trying to address the dominance of Temporal Anomaly and Resonating Sphere. Ideally, Emerald Blossom talents should be a good pick in situations where your allies are stacked together, but even in those cases we are seeing Temporal Anomaly focused builds winning. These changes are a step towards creating a variety of viable builds for Preservation, and we're keeping an eye on feedback and continuing to makes changes here to keep gameplay and talent choices in a healthy place.
    • Ability evoker innatemagic [Ouroboros] has been redesigned – Casting Ability evoker echo [Echo] increases the healing of your next Ability evoker emeraldblossom [Emerald Blossom] by 30%, stacking up to 5 times (was Emerald Blossom and Ability evoker dreambreath [Dream Breath] increase healing of Echo).
    • Inv herbalism 70 yserallineseed [Fluttering Seedlings] healing increased by 20%.
    • Ability evoker temporalanomaly [Temporal Anomaly] absorption value reduced by 20%.
    • Ability evoker bronze 01 [Resonating Sphere] now applies Echo to the first 4 allies hit (was 6 allies).
    • Ability evoker rewind2 [Temporal Compression] can now be gained from casting Ability evoker tipthescales [Tip the Scales].
    • Empowered spells cast with Tip the Scales no longer consume stacks of Temporal Compression.
    • When Ability evoker hoverred [Lifebind] is applied through a lower value Echo with Temporal Anomaly, its healing value is reduced to match the value of the Echo.
    • When Inv belt armor waistoftime d 01 [Golden Hour] is applied through a lower value Echo with Temporal Anomaly, its healing value is reduced to match the value of the Echo.


  • Developers' note: Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky has been adjusted (see Items and Rewards section for details). The bow has a bonus effect on it that was intended to be a boost to the Hunter’s auto-shot damage when shooting a single target, and we still want to keep it that way. The special effect from the bow was not intended to also increase the melee auto-attack speed of any summoned pets. The power gain from this special Equip effect, in addition to its rarity, has made a pretty big divide between Hunters who have this bow, and Hunters who don’t. We’re changing the bow to have an equip effect that increases your auto-attack damage, rather than auto-attack speed. This auto-attack damage bonus will only affect you, the Hunter, and your own auto-shot damage – nothing from your pets will be increased from having this special bow. We recognize that the power gain of this bow was very large, and are tuning up some Hunter abilities to compensate for the changes made to the bow.
  • Ability maldraxxus hunter [Death Chakram] damage increased by 100%.
  • Spell hunter exoticmunitions poisoned [Serpent Sting] damage increased by 25%.
  • Ability druid galewinds [Rejuvenating Wind] now also increases maximum health by 4% per rank.
  • Beast Mastery
  • Marksmanship


  • Mistweaver
    • Developers' note: We are making a few quality-of-life Mistweaver Monk updates in 10.0.7 focused on the availability of instant-cast healing, Sheilun’s Gift and its associated modifiers becoming more predictable, and making the global cooldown attached to Invoking Chi-Ji or Yu'lon have an immediate impact.
    • New Talent: Misc legionfall monk [Legacy of Wisdom] – Sheilun's Gift heals 2 additional allies and its cast time is reduced by 0.5 seconds.
    • Inv staff 2h artifactshaohao d 01 [Sheilun's Gift] healing increased by 10%.
    • Sheilun's Gift's clouds now reset upon raid boss encounters end and Mythic+ start.
    • Ability monk dematerialize [Shaohao's Lessons]: Lesson of Fear now increases Haste by 20% (was 25%).
      • Developers' note: We are decreasing the high-roll potential of Lesson of Fear to disincentivize aggressive "fishing" for a favored buff. Moving forward, we plan to monitor the gameplay and community feedback around this talent change closely to ensure the outcome of adding a tracking buff is in-line with our goals.
    • Ability monk dematerialize [Shaohao's Lessons] now displays a tracking buff indicating which Lesson will be learned on the next Sheilun's Gift cast.
    • Ability monk thunderfocustea [Thunder Focus Tea] now causes Spell monk envelopingmist [Enveloping Mist] to become instant cast in addition to its current effect.
    • Ability monk forcesphere [Zen Pulse] no longer requires an enemy to be present to be cast.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Zen Pulse to not function with in-game mouseover settings.
    • Enveloping Breath has been renamed to Ability monk jadeserpentbreath [Celestial Harmony].
    • Celestial Harmony now has an additional effect: When activated, Yu'lon and Chi'Ji apply Chi Cocoons to 5 targets within 40 yards, absorbing damage for 10 seconds.
    • Enveloping Breath's heal over time effect is now visible on raid frames.
    • Spell monk envelopingmist [Enveloping Mist] healing increased by 10%.
    • Enveloping Mists applied by Achievement zone stormpeaks 10 [Misty Peaks] may now be extended by Ability monk effuse [Rising Mist] up to 2 additional seconds (was 6).
  • Windwalker
    • Developers' note: Several Windwalker Monk talents have been adjusted to allow players to focus on specializing in single target damage.
    • Ability monk jasmineforcetea [Inner Peace]'s maximum Energy Bonus increased to 30 (was 10).
    • Inner Peace now also increases Ability monk tigerpalm [Tiger Palm] damage by 10%.
    • Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Star] now increases Ability monk risingsunkick [Rising Sun Kick] damage by 3/6% (was 5/10%) and critical strike damage by 6/12%.
    • Ability ardenweald monk [Faeline Harmony]'s damage and healing bonus increased to 10% (was 8%).
    • New Talent: Inv fistofthewhitetiger [Skytouch]Ability monk tigerpalm [Tiger Palm] applies an effect which increases your critical strike chance by 50% for 6 seconds on the target. This effect cannot be applied more than once every 1 minute per target.
      • This has been added as a choice node on Inv fistofthewhitetiger [Skyreach] for players that still want the benefit additional critical strike but do not want to dash to their target.


  • Spell holy crusade [Retribution Aura] has been redesigned - When any party or raid member within 40 yards takes more than 30% of their health in damage in a single hit, each member gains 5% increased damage and healing, decaying over 30 seconds. This cannot occur within 30 seconds of the aura being applied.
    • Developers' note: The previous version of Retribution Aura was a more selfish design, impacting only the paladin. This version is intended to be group oriented while still fulfilling the spirit of Retribution.
  • Spell paladin lightofdawn [Of Dusk and Dawn] has been redesigned – When you cast 3 Holy power generating ability, you gain Blessing of Dawn. When you consume Blessing of Dawn, you gain Blessing of Dust.
    • Blessing of Dawn has been redesigned – Your next Holy Power spending ability deals 20% additional increased damage or healing (10% for Retribution specialization). This effect stacks 2 times.
    • Blessing of Dusk has been redesigned – Damage taken reduced by 5% for 10 seconds.
    • Developers' note: The previous version of this talent demanded a high degree of discipline in managing Holy Power and maintaining its buffs, which caused some frustrating situations with procs disrupting its cadence. Our intent is that this new version will occur more naturally and offer more rotational flexibility.
  • New Talent: Ability paladin empoweredsealsrighteous [Justification]Spell holy righteousfury [Judgment] damage increased by 10%.
  • New Talent: Spell holy rebuke [Punishment] – Successfully interrupting an enemy with Rebuke casts an extra Spell holy crusaderstrike [Crusader Strike].
  • New Talent: Spell holy circleofrenewal [Lightforged Blessing] – Retribution: Divine Storm heals you and up to 4 nearby allies for 3% of maximum health. Holy/Protection: Shield of the Righteous heals you and up to 4 nearby allies for 3% of maximum health.
  • New Talent: Inv sword 07 [Crusader's Reprieve] – Your Crusader Strike, Rebuke, Hammer of the Righteous, and auto-attack range is increased by 3 yards. Using Hammer of the Righteous, and Crusader Strike heals you for 1% of your maximum health.
  • New Talent: Inv shield 1h newplayer a 01 [Faith's Armor]Inv helmet 96 [Word of Glory] grants 20% bonus armor for 4.5 seconds.
  • New Talent: Inv chest plate raidpaladin s 01 [Sanctified Plates] – Armor increased by 10%, Stamina increased by 5%, and damage taken from area of effects attacks reduced by 5% per rank. 2 Ranks.
  • New Talent: Spell holy eyeforaneye [Strength of Conviction] – While in your Consecration, your Shield of the Righteous and Word of Glory have 10% per rank increased damage and healing. 2 Ranks.
  • New Talent: Spell shadow sealofkings [Fading Light] – Blessing of Dawn increases the damage and healing of your next Holy Power spending ability by an additional 10%, healing cap of 30% maximum health. Blessing of Dusk causes your Holy Power generating abilities to also grant and absorb shield for 20% of damage or healing dealt.
  • New Talent: Spell paladin hammerofwrath [Vengeful Wrath] – Hammer of Wrath always critically strikes. This talent is located on the Class tree for Retribution specialization only.
  • Ability bastion paladin [Divine Toll] and Ability mount goatmountwhite [Divine Resonance] have been added to the class tree.
  • Spell holy sealofwrath [Seal of Might] has been adjusted – Mastery increased by 2% per rank and Strength/Intellect increased by 2% per rank.
  • Spell holy sealofvengeance [Seal of Alacrity] has been adjusted – Haste increased by 2% per rank and Judgment cooldown reduced by 0.5 seconds per rank. 2 Ranks.
  • Spell holy holysmite [Seal of the Crusader] has been redesigned – Your auto attacks now deal additional Holy damage (was your attacks have a chance to cause your target to take 3% increased Holy damage for 5 seconds).
  • Quickened Invocations has been adjusted – Ability bastion paladin [Divine Toll]'s cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.
  • Spell holy divineprovidence [Judgment of Light] has been adjusted – Judgment causes the next 5 successful attacks against the target to heal the attacker.
  • Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed] has been adjusted – No longer on the global cooldown and now lasts an additional second.
  • Spell holy sealofwisdom [Seal of Order] has been redesigned – Blessing of Dawn increases the damage and healing of your next Holy Power spending ability by an additional 10%. Blessing of Dusk increases your armor by 10% and your Holy Power generating abilities cool down 10% faster.
  • Ability racial foregedinflames [Recompense] can no longer critically strike.
  • Spell nature swiftness [Seasoned Warhorse] duration increased to 2 seconds (was 1 second).
  • Ability paladin shieldofthetemplar [Righteous Protector] is now a 1 rank talent, granting 3 seconds of cooldown reduction.
  • Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield] now also prevents movement forces (such as pushbacks) from affecting you.
  • Spell holy divinepurpose [Divine Purpose] no longer interacts with Execution Sentence as Execution Sentence no longer costs Holy Power.
  • Spell holy divinepurpose [Divine Purpose] proc chance reduced to 10% (was 15%) and bonus damage reduced to 10% for Retribution Paladin only (was 15%).
  • Ability paladin blindinglight [Blinding Light] will now be removed from the target if they suffer Holy damage. Consecration damage will continue to not break Blinding Light. Tooltip will be updated at a later time.
  • Spell holy greaterblessingofsalvation [Seal of Mercy] is now a 1 rank talent (was 2).
  • Ability paladin holyavenger [Holy Avenger], Ability paladin sanctifiedwrath [Sanctified Wrath], Ability paladin seraphim [Seraphim], Spell holy sealoffury [Seal of Reprisal], Spell holy fanaticism [Aspiration of Divinity], Ability paladin empoweredsealsrighteous [Hallowed Ground], Ability paladin artofwar [Seal of the Templar], and Spell priest power-word [Seal of Clarity] have been removed from the talent tree.
  • Spell holy sealofvalor [Unbound Freedom] is now located on the class tree for Retribution and Protection specializations only.
  • Ability paladin infusionoflight [Healing Hands] is now a shared node with Spell holy aspiration [Afterimage] for Retribution specialization only.
  • Ability paladin conviction [Zealot's Paragon] has been removed from the talent tree for Retribution specialization only.
  • Inv shield 1h artifactnorgannon d 01 [Eye of Tyr] moved to Row 9.
  • Ability paladin toweroflight [Inmost Light] moved to Row 10.
  • Switched positions of Spell holy fistofjustice [Fist of Justice] and Spell holy prayerofhealing [Repentance]/Ability paladin blindinglight [Blinding Light] nodes on the talent tree.
  • Holy
  • Protection
  • Retribution
    • Developers' note: Retribution Paladin's have received a substantial rework in patch 10.0.7. We've rebuilt the Retribution talent tree from the ground up, so there are a large amount of changes to the talent tree, abilities, survivability and maneuverability. As a part of this we've tried to provide a broad set of talents that allow you to heavily invest in abilities that you personally enjoy, so that you can customize how you want to play and change your talents to meet the demand of the different types of content you want to engage with. We're excited to see how this plays out and we hope you enjoy our new take on Retribution Paladins!
      The goals for the rework have been as follows:
      • Buttons: Retribution Paladins had a fairly large number of abilities, some of which we believe felt unnecessary and inefficient. We’ve worked to tone this down and have tried to provide Retribution Paladin's with a more focused set of abilities and cooldowns.
      • Stacking modifiers: There were many several talents and abilities that provided small stacking bonuses, which we believe made for a confusing and unpredictable playstyle. This led to periods of extreme burst damage, that in return would leave your core abilities feeling unsatisfying and under-tuned. We've significantly changed this and hope that your core abilities feel good and are powerful when used in all situations. This doesn’t mean we’ve reduced all elements of burst damage, but we hope to have provided more purposeful and deliberate periods of burst damage, while also allowing options that provide excellent sustained damage.
      • Survivability: Retribution Paladins have had one of the highest death rates across various forms of content. For a plate wearing class with hybrid healing, this hasn't felt feel right. We’ve strengthened Retribution Paladins significantly through a mixture of passive bonus and improvements to active abilities and cooldowns that should make them much more survivable.
      • Maneuverability: We recognize that there has been as issue here and we have made some improvements to allow make Retribution Paladins more mobile. We've also made some changes to allow Retribution Paladins to engage in combat more effectively from a distance that we feel helps compensate for a lack of mobility compared to some other classes.
    • Ability paladin blessedhands [Mastery: Hand of Light] now provides less Holy damage bonus per point in Mastery.
      • Developers' note: Retribution Paladin’s damage is made up of both Physical and Holy damage, this leaves their Physical damage in a fairly bad place due to their mastery, so we're toning down the bonus you gain in order to give Retribution Paladins a more even damage profile across their abilities.
    • Spell holy divineprotection [Divine Protection] and Spell holy crusaderstrike [Improved Crusader Strike] are now granted when choosing Retribution specialization.
    • Retribution specialization gains Spell holy sealofvalor [Blessing of Freedom] as a starting talent.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin judgementofthepure [Swift Justice] – Reduces the cooldown of Judgement by 2 seconds and Spell holy crusaderstrike [Crusader Strike] by 2 seconds.
    • New Talent: Inv offhand 1h ulduarraid d 01 [Light of Justice] – Reduces the cooldown of Ability paladin bladeofjustice [Blade of Justice] by 2 seconds.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin bladeofjustice [Improved Blade of Justice] – Blade of Justice now has 2 charges.
    • New Talent: Spell holy flashheal [Light's Celerity]Spell holy flashheal [Flash of Light] casts instantly, its healing done is increased by 50%, but it now has a 6 second cooldown.
    • New Talent: Ability crown of the heavens icon [Guided Prayer] – When your health is brought below 25%, you instantly cast a free Inv helmet 96 [Word of Glory] at 100% effectiveness on yourself. Cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.
    • New Talent: Spell holy sealofvalor [Unbound Freedom] – Blessing of Freedom increases movement speed by 30%, and you gain Blessing of Freedom when cast on a friendly target. Also causes Blessing of Freedom's cooldown to be reduced by 6 seconds if dispelled.
    • New Talent: Inv sword 133 [Righteous Cause]Spell paladin templarsverdict [Templar's Verdict], Spell paladin templarsverdict [Final Verdict], and Spell holy retributionaura [Justicar's Vengeance] have a 25% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin longarmofthelaw [Jurisdiction] – Final Verdict and Blade of Justice deal 10% increased damage. The range of Final Verdict and Blade of Justice is increased to 20 yards.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin judgementblue [Judgment of Justice] – Judgment deals 10% increased damage, increases your movement speed by 10% for 5 seconds, and slows enemies by 30% for 15 seconds.
    • New Talent: Spell holy weaponmastery [Zealot's Fervor] – Auto-attack speed increased by 20%.
    • New Talent: Spell holy righteousfury [Improved Judgment] – Judgment now has 2 charges.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin judgementofthewise [Boundless Judgment] – Judgment generates 1 additional Holy Power.
    • New Talent: Inv helmet plate raidpaladin j 01 [Inquisitor's Ire] – Every 3 seconds, gain 5% increased damage to your next Ability paladin divinestorm [Divine Storm], stacking up to 10 times.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin bladeofjustice [Blade of Vengeance] – Blade of Justice now hits nearby enemies for damage. Deals reduced damage beyond 5 targets.
    • New Talent: Inv sword 2h artifactashbringer d 01 [Crusading Strikes] – Crusader Strike replaces your auto-attacks and generates 1 Holy Power every 2 attacks.
    • New Talent: Spell brokenheart [Heart of the Crusader] – Crusader Strike and auto-attacks deal 10% increased damage and have a 10% increased critical strike damage.
    • New Talent: Achievement bg trueavshutout [Blessed Champion] – Crusader Strike and Judgment hit an additional 2 targets for 60% damage . 2 ranks.
    • New Talent: Classicon paladin [Divine Hammer] – Divine Hammers spin around you damaging enemies within 8 yards for Holy damage over 12 seconds. Generates 1 Holy Power. Replaces Consecration. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
    • New Talent: Spell holy vindication [Adjudication] – Critical Strike damage of your abilities increased by 5% and Hammer of Wrath critical strikes cause a Blessed Hammer to spiral around you dealing (30% of Attack power) Holystrike damage to enemies.
    • New Talent: Spell holy holyprotection [Aegis of Protection] – Divine Protection reduces damage you take by an additional 10% and Shield of Vengeance protects you from 30% more damage.
    • New Talent: Achievement arena 3v3 7 [Blades of Light] – Crusader Strike, Judgment, Templar's Verdict, Final Verdict, Justicar's Vengeance, and Hammer of Wrath now deal Holystrike damage.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin judgementred [Highlord's Judgment] – Judgment's duration is increased by 3 seconds. If you have Greater Judgment, targets take 20% increased damage from your next 2 Holy Power abilities. 2 ranks.
    • New Talent: Spell fire sealoffire [Burning Crusade] – Divine Storm, Divine Hammer, and Consecration now deal Radiant damage and your abilities that deal Radiant damage deal 10% increased damage.
    • New Talent: Ability paladin lightofthemartyr [Penitence] – Increases the damage of your periodic effects by 15%.
    • New Talent: Inv polearm 2h odynspear d 02 [Divine Auxiliary]Spell holy blessedresillience [Final Reckoning] and Spell paladin executionsentence [Execution Sentence] grant 3 Holy Power.
    • New Talent: Ability mage flamecannon [Seething Flames] – Wake of Ashes deals significantly reduced damage to secondary targets, but now causes you to lash out 2 extra times for Radiant damage.
    • New Talent: Spell holy eyeforaneye [Divine Arbiter] – Abilities that deal Holystrike damage deal 10% increased damage and your abilities that deal Holystrike damage grant you a stack of Divine Arbiter. At 25 stacks your next damaging single target Holy Power ability causes Holystrike damage to your primary target and Holystrike damage to enemies within 6 yards.
    • New Talent: Spell fire felflamering red [Searing Light] – Your Radiant abilities have a chance to call down an explosion of Holy Fire dealing Radiant damage to all nearby enemies and leaving Consecration in its wake. Deals reduced damage beyond 8 targets.
    • New Talent: Spell paladin clarityofpurpose [Vanguard of Justice] – Your damaging Holy Power abilities cost 1 additional Holy Power and deal 25% increased damage.
    • New Talent: Spell holy greaterblessingofkings [Divine Wrath]Spell holy avenginewrath [Avenging Wrath]/Ability paladin sanctifiedwrath [Crusade] duration increased by 3 seconds.
    • New Talent: Inv axe 1h warfrontsalliance c 01 [Judge, Jury and Executioner] – Increases the critical strike chance of Judgment by 10%.
    • New Talent: Inv sword 2h artifactashbringer d 01 [Templar Strikes] - A 2 part combo that deals increased damage with each strike. If you successfully cast the second part of the combo within the time limit the second strike has a 100% increased critical strike chance.
      • Templar Strike slashes an enemy for Radiant damage. You have 3 seconds to continue the combo with Templar Slash.
      • Templar Slash strikes an enemy for Radiant damage and has a 100% increased chance to critically strike.
    • Ability paladin bladeofjusticeblue [Expurgation] has been adjusted – Your Blade of Justice causes the target to burn for damage over 6 seconds.
    • Ability paladin artofwar [Art of War] has been adjusted – Your auto-attacks have a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Blade of Justice.
    • Ability mage firestarter [Consecrated Blade] has been adjusted – Blade of Justice has a 100% chance to cast Consecration at the target's location. This effect can only occur once every 10 seconds. Replaces Consecration.
    • Spell paladin templarsverdict [Final Verdict] now has a 15% chance to reset the cooldown of Hammer of Wrath and make it useable regardless of the target's health (was 10%).
    • Spell holy avenginewrath [Avenging Wrath: Might] cooldown reduced to 60 seconds (was 120 seconds).
    • Ability paladin sanctifiedwrath [Crusade] duration increased to 35 seconds (was 25 seconds).
    • Achievement zone firelands [Sanctify] damage bonus reduced to 25% (was 100%).
    • Ability paladin speedoflight [Vanguard's Momentum] has been adjusted – Hammer of Wrath has 1 extra charge and on enemies below 20% health generates 1 additional Holy Power.
    • Inv sword 2h artifactashbringerfire d 03 [Wake of Ashes] damage reduced by 18% and its cooldown reduced to 30 seconds (was 45 seconds).
    • Inv mace 104 [Truth's Wake] now also causes Wake of Ashes to burn targets for additional Radiant damage over 10 seconds.
    • The old functionality of Inv helm plate raidpaladinmythic q 01 [Executioner's Will] has been removed and now simply increases the duration of Execution Sentence and Final Reckoning by 4 seconds.
    • Spell holy retributionaura [Justicar's Vengeance] now has a default range of 8 yards.
    • Justicar's Vengeance now heals for 6% of your maximum health instead of healing based off damage dealt.
    • Justicar's Vengeance now deals 25% increased damage to stunned targets (was 50%).
    • Virtuous Silver Cataphract (Set Bonus) now works with Justicar's Vengeance.
    • Spell holy blessedresillience [Final Reckoning] now lasts 10 seconds (was 9 seconds), and now causes your target to take 30% bonus damage from your next Holy Power ability.
    • Final Reckoning damage reduced by 4.5%.
    • Spell holy sealofvengeance [Empyrean Legacy] lockout period now 20 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Spell paladin hammerofwrath [Hammer of Wrath] damage increased by 16%.
    • Spell paladin executionsentence [Execution Sentence] now causes 20% of the damage you deal to be added to Execution Sentence (was 10%).
    • Ability malkorok blightofyshaarj yellow [Tempest of the Lightbringer] no longer consumes a stack of Judgment.
    • Ability paladin sheathoflight [Empyrean Power] now causes Crusading Strikes to have a 5% chance to make your next Divine Storm free. Divine Storm damage bonus reduced to 15% (was 25%).


  • Spell holy holynova [Rhapsody] now grants a stack every 2 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Fixed an issue causing Spell holy holyprotection [Protective Light] to trigger when casting Spell holy flashheal [Flash Heal] on allies without Spell holy blindingheal [Binding Heals] talented.
  • Discipline
  • Holy
    • Spell holy summonlightwell [Lightwell] healing increased by 40%.
    • The cooldown of Lightwell is now 2 minutes (was 3 minutes).
    • Inv staff 2h artifactheartofkure d 04 [Divine Image] now triggers off all Holy Word casts instead of having a chance to trigger.
      • Developers' note: Divine Image was previously unreliable by having a chance to trigger. Our adjustments to the talent are aimed putting the Priest in control of the summon timing for a more interesting gameplay experience.
    • Divine Image duration reduced to 9 seconds (was 15 seconds).
    • The Divine Image buff on the Priest now has a stack count representing the number of active Divine Images.
    • The Divine Image buff on the Priest has been added to the Personal Resource Display.
    • Inv enchant essencemagiclarge [Afterlife] and Ability priest angelicfeather [Divine Ascension] now increase the radius of Spell holy divinehymn [Divine Hymn], Spell holy summonlightwell [Cosmic Ripple], and Spell holy symbolofhope [Symbol of Hope].
    • Fixed an issue with Divine Image causing some healing or damaging Priest spells to not have a similar spell cast from the Naaru.
    • Fixed an issue causing Inv enchant essenceeternallarge [Spirit of Redemption] with Afterlife talented to not increase the range of some spells.
    • Fixed an issue causing Inv enchant essencemagiclarge [Afterlife] to not increase the range of any spells during Spirit of Redemption with Inv enchant essenceeternallarge [Spirit of the Redeemer] talented.
    • Ability paladin sacredcleansing [Burning Vehemence] now causes Spell holy searinglight [Holy Fire] to deal 30%/60% of its initial damage to all nearby enemies (was 15%/30%).
  • Shadow
    • Fixed an issue causing Spell priest void-blast [Void Eruption] to fire 4 missiles instead of 2.
    • Fixed an issue causing the Echoing Void debuff to be exclusive to one Priest.
    • Fixed an issue causing Insanity generation from Ability priest shadowyapparition [Shadowy Apparitions] to trigger on spawn instead of when the apparition deals damage.


  • Developers' note: The changes to the Shaman class tree are focused on cutting back on talents that feel mandatory and improving balance between available talents.
  • Starter builds have been updated for all 3 specializations.
  • Spell nature earthelemental totem [Earth Elemental] and Primal Earth Elemental no longer taunt or pulse threat to enemies the Shaman is not in combat with.
  • Ability shaman astralshift [Astral Shift] duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
  • Spell shaman astralshift [Planes Traveler] no longer increases the duration of Astral Shift.
  • Spell shaman ancestralawakening [Astral Bulwark] now reduces damage taken by an additional 20% (was 15%).
  • Spell nature lightning [Lightning Bolt] damage increased by 20% for all specializations.
  • Spell nature skinofearth [Earth Shield] healing increased by 60%.
  • Fixed an issue causing the self-cast version of Earth Shield from Ability mage shattershield [Elemental Orbit] to not increase the healing done by Healing Stream Totem or Healing Tide Totem.
  • Earth Shield is no longer removed any time the Shaman or the Shaman's target changes talents.
  • Ability racial runningwild [Go with the Flow] now reduces the cooldown of Ability tracking [Spirit Walk] by 10/20 seconds (was 7.5/15 seconds).
  • Ability hunter longevity [Thunderous Paws] can now trigger once every 20 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Spell nature poisoncleansingtotem [Poison Cleansing Totem] now removes all Poisons effects from the target (was 1).
  • Inv frog2 teal [Enfeeblement] now applies during Hex and lasts for 6 seconds after Hex ends.
  • Spell holy serendipity [Swirling Currents] has been redesigned – Increases the healing done by Healing Stream Totem and Cloudburst Totem by 10%/20% for Restoration and 20%/40% for Elemental and Enhancement.
  • Fixed an issue causing Ability shaman totemrelocation [Totemic Projection] to sometimes fail to move totems.
  • Several talents have moved positions in the class tree.
  • Spell nature stranglevines [Earthgrab Totem] now replaces Spell nature strengthofearthtotem02 [Earthbind Totem]. Earthgrab Totem is now the left-most option.
  • Spell beastmaster wolf [Ancestral Wolf Affinity] has moved to the class tree and removed from all specialization trees.
  • Spell shaman measuredinsight [Focused Insight] has moved to the Enhancement and Elemental specialization trees in place of Ancestral Wolf Affinity.
  • Spell nature lightning [Improved Lightning Bolt] removed.
  • Spell shaman thunderstorm [Thunderstorm] has been moved to Improved Lightning Bolt's position in the talent tree.
  • The following abilities now show on the Personal Resource Display: Spell shaman spiritwalkersgrace [Spiritwalker's Grace], Ability racial forceshield [Spiritwalker's Aegis], Ability shaman ancestralguidance [Ancestral Guidance], and Ability shaman astralshift [Astral Shift].
  • Elemental
    • Inv offhand 1h artifactdoomhammer d 02 [Electrified Shocks] duration increased to 9 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented Electrified Shocks from applying to the primary target.
    • Spell nature spiritwolf [Ghost Wolf] no longer removes the Shaman's Maelstrom bar while active.
    • Fixed an issue causing Spell firefrost orb [Fire and Ice] to not increase the overload damage of multiple spells.
    • Fixed an issue causing Ability rhyolith magmaflow wave [Primordial Surge] to incorrectly increase the damage of multiple overload spells.
    • The following abilities now show on the Personal Resource Display: Spell shaman earthquake [Echoes of Great Sundering], Ability maldraxxus shaman [Primordial Wave], and Spell fire elementaldevastation [Ascendance].
    • Shamans that are in Ghost Wolf now display the Maelstrom resource on their Personal Resource Display instead of mana if they are Elemental specialization.
    • Spell holy serendipity [Swirling Currents] increases the healing done by Inv spear 04 [Healing Stream Totem] by 40%/80% for Elemental (was 20%/40%).
  • Enhancement
  • Restoration
    • Developers' note: We have a few goals with our changes to Restoration Shaman. One is to reduce the number of modifiers to abilities that are used in preparation for a large burst of healing and instead increase overall healing so that the additional modifiers are not needed. This should allow for a more reactive healing experience. A second goal is to cut back on less exciting talents and the overall number of talents that improve DPS so that more points can be spent focused on a particular healing style. A third goal is to improve build diversity by adding new talents and balancing existing talents.
    • New Talent: Ability shaman healingtide [Current Control] – Reduces the cooldown of Healing Tide Totem by 30 seconds.
    • New Talent: Ability deathknight frozencenter [Tide Turner] – The lowest health target of Healing Tide Totem is healed for 30% more and receives 15% more healing from you for 4 seconds.
    • New Talent: Ability shaman manatidetotem [Resonant Waters] – Increases the duration of Mana Tide Totem by 4 seconds and increases its radius by 20 yards.
    • New Talent: Spell nature regeneration 02 [Spiritwalker's Tidal Totem] – After using Mana Tide Totem, the cast time of Healing Wave and Chain Heal is reduced by 50% and the mana cost of Healing Wave and Chain Heal are reduced by 50% for 10 seconds.
    • All healing done increased by 8%.
    • Spell nature acid 01 [Acid Rain] damage reduced by 20%.
    • Spell shaman ancestralawakening [Ancestral Awakening] heals for 15%/30% of the amount healed (was 10%/20%).
    • Spell shaman improvedearthshield [Earthen Harmony] has been redesigned – Earth Shield reduces damage taken by 3%/6% and its healing is increased by 50%/100% on targets below 75% health.
    • Spell nature lightning [Lightning Bolt] damage has been increased by 35%.
    • Spell nature chainlightning [Chain Lightning] damage increased by 35%.
    • Ability shawaterelemental split [Wellspring] healing reduced by 30%.
    • Ability shaman watershield [Water Shield] has been removed from the talent tree and is now learned at level 12.
    • Spell frost manarecharge [Flow of the Tides] now grants an additional bounce of Chain Heal in addition to its current effect.
    • Spell shaman unleashweapon life [Unleash Life] now converts 40% of Wellspring overhealing to an absorb shield (was 25%).
    • Ability maldraxxus shaman [Improved Primordial Wave] increases the healing done by Spell nature healingwavelesser [Healing Wave] by 13%/25% (was 8%/15%).
    • Spell shaman giftearthmother [Improved Earthliving Weapon] increases the healing of Earthliving by 20%/40% (was 15%/30%) and always triggers on targets below 18%/35% health (was 13%/25%).
    • Spell shaman giftearthmother [Earthliving Weapon]'s proc sound effect has been lowered in volume.
    • Fixed an issue causing Ancestral Awakening to double dip into healing reduction effects.
    • Spell nature healingwavegreater [Chain Heal]'s tooltip has been updated to indicate its jump distance to give more context to the Tidebringer talent.
    • The PvP Talent Spell shaman blessingofeternals [Tidebringer] has moved to Nature's Focus' position as a 2-point talent.
    • Inv elemental primal water [Ever-Rising Tide], Spell shaman blessingofeternals [Nature's Focus], and Ability thunderking balllightning [Call of Thunder] have been removed.
    • Ability mage waterjet [Downpour] has been moved to Ever-Rising Tide's position in the talent tree.
    • Ability shaman watershield [Resurgence] has moved to Water Shield's position in the talent tree.
    • A connection has been added between Spell shaman blessingofeternals [Tidebringer] and Ability shaman repulsiontotem [Primal Tide Core]/Spell shaman hightide [High Tide].
    • Spell nature acid 01 [Acid Rain] and Spell nature giftofthewaterspirit [Overflowing Shores] are no longer on a choice node together. Acid Rain remains in its position and Overflowing Shores is directly below Healing Rain.
    • The following abilities now show on the Personal Resource Display: Ability maldraxxus shaman [Primordial Wave], Spell shaman blessingofeternals [Tidebringer], Spell nature regeneration 02 [Spiritwalker's Tidal Totem], and Spell fire elementaldevastation [Ascendance].


  • New Talent: 70 inscription glyph demonhunter major [Sargerei Technique]Spell shadow shadowbolt [Shadow Bolt]/Spell shadow haunting [Drain Soul]/Spell fire burnout [Incinerate] damage increased by [8/15%][5/10%].
  • New Talent: Spell fire soulburn [Socrethar's Guile]Spell shadow curseofsargeras [Agony]/Wild Imp/Spell fire immolation [Immolate] damage increased by [8/15%][10/20%][10/20%].
  • New Talent: Spell nzinsanity bloodthirst [Horrify] – Your Spell shadow possession [Fear] causes the target to tremble in place instead of fleeing in fear.
  • Ability warlock demonicpower [Demonic Inspiration] has been redesigned – Increases the attack speed of your primary pet by 5%. Increases Grimoire of Sacrifice damage by 15%.
  • Spell fel incinerate [Wrathful Minion] has been redesigned – Increases the damage done by your primary pet by 5%. Increases Grimoire of Sacrifice damage by 15%.
  • Spell fel elementaldevastation [Summon Soulkeeper] damage increased 100%.
  • Summon Soulkeeper can no longer be used if you have a Soulkeeper already active.
  • Inv pet inquisitoreye [Inquisitor's Gaze] damage increased by 270%.
  • Inv helmet 90 [Gorefiend's Resolve], Spell shadow lifedrain02 [Desperate Pact], and Spell shadow cripple [Greater Banish] have been removed from the class tree.
  • Warlock healthstone [Lifeblood] has moved to Nightmare's previous location.
  • Spell shadow lifedrain [Accrued Vitality] has moved to Desperate Pact's previous location.
  • Spell shadow possession [Nightmare] has been moved to Gorefiend's Resolve previous location and is now a 1 rank talent.
    • Developers' note: We are readjusting the tuning of Inquisitor's Gaze and Summon Soulkeeper once more so that they are more attractive and exciting capstone options for players to path towards as they descend their class tree. In addition, we are removing some defensive talents that felt a bit niche and replacing them with basic throughput talents to avoid adding complexity to each specialization’s rotational gameplay.
  • Affliction
    • Developers' note: Looking at talents early in the Affliction tree, Xavian Teachings feels overly mandatory to smooth out Affliction's gameplay. Additionally, Harvester of Souls is difficult to tune to be competitive with other options on Affliction’s tree due to how it affects survivability. Due to this, we are making Xavian Teachings baseline and removing Harvester of Souls and in their place adding basic throughput increase talents, to avoid additional complexity.
    • New Talent: Inv elemental primal shadow [Dark Virtuosity] – Increases Spell shadow shadowbolt [Shadow Bolt]/Spell shadow haunting [Drain Soul] damage by 15/30%.
    • New Talent: Inv artifact powerofthedarkside [Kindled Malice] – Increases Ability warlock everlastingaffliction [Malefic Rapture] and Spell shadow seedofdestruction [Seed of Corruption] damage by 8/15%.
    • Ability priest touchofdecay [Dread Touch] now lasts 8 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Inv beholderwarlock [Summon Darkglare] has been redesigned – Summons a Darkglare from the Twisting Nether that extends the duration of your damage over time effects on all enemies by 8 seconds. The Darkglare will serve you for 20 seconds, blasting its target for Shadow damage, increased by 25% for every damage over time effect you have active on their current target.
      • Developers' note: Darkglare has been increasingly difficult to tune due to how they scale in multi-target situations. To remedy this, we are changing how Darkglare scales so that they contribute more in single-target encounters. This should also increase the effectiveness of Grim Reach, emphasizing Darkglare as a powerful AOE option when talented.
    • Spell shadow abominationexplosion [Xavian Teachings] has been removed from the Affliction talent tree and is now baseline.
    • Warlock spelldrain [Harvester of Souls] has been removed from the Affliction talent tree.
    • Spell shadow curseofsargeras [Writhe in Agony] has been moved to row 3 of the Affliction talent tree and is now a 1 rank talent.
    • Inv elemental primal shadow [Dark Virtuosity] now increases the damage of Spell shadow shadowbolt [Shadow Bolt] and Spell shadow haunting [Drain Soul] by 5/10% (was 15/30%).
    • Inv artifact powerofthedarkside [Kindled Malice] now increases the damage of Ability warlock everlastingaffliction [Malefic Rapture] and Spell shadow seedofdestruction [Seed of Corruption] by 4/8% (was 8/15%).
  • Demonology
    • New Talent: Ability creature felfrenzy [Immutable Hatred] – When your primary Felguard's Legion Strike damages only 1 target, its damage is increased by 120%. Your primary Felguard deals Physical damage after auto-attacking the same enemy 3 consecutive times.
    • New Talent: Ability warlock everlastingaffliction [Umbral Blaze] – Hand of Gul'dan has a 8/15% chance to burn its target for additional Shadowflame damage every 2 seconds for 6 seconds.
      • Developers' note: Hounds of War has little room for further tuning due to it hooking onto rotational, frequently used spells in the Demonology toolkit. To replace it, we are bringing back Umbral Blaze as a choice to further improve Hand of Gul'dan.
    • Ability bossdarkvindicator auraofoppression [Reign of Tyranny] now increases the damage of Demonic Tyrant by 50% in addition to its original effect.
      • Developers' note: Reign of Tyranny has continued to underperform. However, rather than put additional emphasis on the ramp up required, we are wanting to bring up its 'floor' value while retaining the skill expression aspect of the talent. Ideally, this makes Reign of Tyranny the more passive, friendly option compared to the frequent skill checks that Grand Warlock’s Design demands.
    • Inv archaeology 70 impgenerator [Pact of the Imp Mother] now has an 8/15% chance (was 5/10%) to cast Hand of Gul'dan a second time.
    • Inv axe 2h felfireraid d 01 [Guillotine] damage increased by 200% and now lasts 6 seconds (was 8 seconds).
      • Developers' note: Guillotine has been underperforming. To rectify this, we are increasing its overall throughput and decreasing its duration to make it a more competitive choice. In addition, we are adding a new capstone to the right side of the tree that focuses on improving Demonology’s contribution to single target encounters without adding complexity to their rotational gameplay.
    • Ability bossfelmagnaron waveempowered [Stolen Power] now triggers after 75 applications (was 100).
    • Inv felstalker pet [Hounds of War] has been removed from the Demonology talent tree.
    • Felguard auto-attack damage increased by 20%.
    • Wild Imp damage increased by 20%.
    • Vilefiend damage increased by 30%.
  • Destruction
    • Ability racial foregedinflames [Burn to Ashes] now stacks up to 6 times.
    • Spell warlock demonbolt [Mayhem] is now tracked under the personal resource bar.
    • All ability damage increased by 3%.


  • Discover new Dragonriding Glyphs in the Forbidden Reach to unlock 2 new Dragonriding traits:
    • Ability dragonriding haltthewinds01 [Aerial Halt] – Flap back, reducing forward movement.
    • Ability dragonriding rushoftheflights01 [Airborne Recovery] – Activating Aerial Halt while affected by Thrill of the Skies generates 1 Vigor.
  • 16 new customization manuscripts have been added.
  • Put your dragonriding skills to the test in 6 new races.
  • Dragonriding racing world quests have a new icon.
  • Dragonriding traits can now be refunded by using right click.
  • Dragonriding traits no longer require a confirmation to unlock.
  • Fixed an issue where player spell visual effects such as Shadowform and Glyph of the Stars Moonkin Form were being applied on the dragons while customizing in the Rostrum of Transformation.

Elemental Storms[]

  • With the Primalist focus on the Forbidden Reach they are concentrating their attacks around the Dragon Isles reducing the storm count to 1 (was 2).
  • The Dragonbane Keep will no longer be an Elemental Storm.
  • Additional primalists have been recruited from around Azeroth and are reinforcing the forces in Elemental Storms. This includes increasing the power granted to the primalists allies making these areas a bit more dangerous.
  • The storm bosses have had their respawn timers shortened and will not scale up their health as fast when more people engage them.
  • These areas will reward more Elemental Overflow and also have a chance for some of the new bind on account gear tokens similar to the Forbidden Reach.
  • The tooltips for the Elemental Storms have also been updated to give more information including potential weekly drops that can be gained in the areas.

Enemies and NPCs[]

  • Orc, Tauren, and Highmountain Tauren Priest NPCs are now located in Orgrimmar, and Thunder Bluff has welcomed their first Highmountain Tauren and Tauren Priest NPCs.
  • A new item upgrade NPC has been added to the Sapphire Enclave in Valdrakken.
  • Added Ancient Bats and Ancient Tigers to Zul'Gurub as a new source of Primal Bat and Tiger leather.

Items and Rewards[]

  • Inv misc questionmark [Neltharax, Enemy of the Sky]'s equip effect has been redesigned: Auto-attacking an enemy grants you 10% auto-attack damage, stacking 5 times. This bonus resets upon auto-attacking a different target.
  • The Balance of Power questline artifact appearance rewards are now account-wide. After unlocking the base appearance, the criteria for additional color variants (such as the Glory of the Legion Hero and Unleashed Monstrosities achievements) may be completed on any character to earn the appearances. For example, completing the requirements for certain color variants on your hunter, will also be unlocked on your priest that's on the same account.
  • Vendors have found a use Dragonflight enchanting materials and are now interested in purchasing them:
  • Inv tradeskill 81 breath of bwonsamdi raid [Stolen Breath of Ohn'ahra] now also drops from The Nokhud Offensive on Mythic+ difficulty.
  • Spell shadow plaguecloud [Vile Fumigator's Mask] can now be transmogged.
  • Item levels on legacy raids in the Dungeon Journal should now properly reflect the dropped items once more.
  • The Inv misc questionmark [Divine Kiss of Ohn'ahra] mount has been updated to its correct visual in the mount journal.

Pet Battles[]

  • Collect new pets, pet achievements, and challenge new pet battle masters in the Forbidden Reach.

Player Versus Player[]

  • End of Season PvP rewards will no longer be tied to a specific faction. Additionally, the end of season title will no longer require a specific number of games played on your faction but instead will be that number of games played within the season. For example, for Crimson Gladiator, a player will need 150 games played in Dragonflight Season 1 and ending at .1% of the ladder to earn the title.
    • Developers' note: End of Season PvP rewards will have the rank cutoff extended by duplicate/alt characters by the same player account for rated arenas, rated battlegrounds, and rated solo shuffle. For example, if the cutoff for Crimson Gladiator would equate to the top 100 characters and 5 of those characters are the same player, the cutoff will now be the top 104.

Rated Solo Shuffle[]

  • The duration of Solo Shuffle's "No-Show" leaver penalty can now be increased if any character on your account leaves a game.
  • Players can now queue for Solo Shuffle while queued for other Rated PvP modes or participating in Group Finder.
    • Developers' note: We've heard the feedback that players would like to be able to search for and participate in multiple rated PvP activities and Group Finder while they are in a Solo Shuffle queue. We understand that Solo Shuffle can have long queues for DPS players and would like for players to have more agency in their time, so we are making this change.

Demon Hunter[]

  • Ability demonhunter reversemagic [Reverse Magic] (PvP Talent) now triggers the backlash effects from dispelled debuffs.


  • Restoration
    • Spell nature tranquility [Tranquility] healing is now increased by 100% while in arena combat with 5 or less allied players.
    • Ability druid serenefocus [Keeper of the Grove]'s (PvP Talent) healing increase has been reduced to 20% additional healing (was 100%).


  • Preservation
    • Ability evoker rewind [Rewind] healing is now increased by 100% while in arena combat with 5 or less allied players.
    • Ability evoker rewind2 [Chrono Loop]'s cooldown has been reduced to 1 minute (was 1.5 minutes) and can no longer reduce an enemy below 20% health.



  • Frost
    • Ability mage glacialspike [Glacial Spike] deals 15% less damage and its Mastery scaling is now 60% effective (was 75%) in PvP combat.
    • Spell frost frostbolt02 [Frostbolt] deals 100% increased damage in PvP combat (was 50%).


  • Mistweaver
    • Spell monk revival [Revival] healing is now increased by 100% while in arena combat with 5 or less allied players.
    • Ability monk tigerstyle [Restoral] healing is now increased by 100% while in arena combat with 5 or less allied players.
    • Spell monk envelopingmist [Enveloping Mist] now heals for an additional 20% in PvP combat (was 25%).
    • Ability monk healthsphere [Healing Sphere] (PvP Talent) spell visual has been updated to be more noticeable.



  • Spell shadow shadowwordpain [Shadow Word: Pain] and Ability mage firestarter [Purge the Wicked] now have a spell highlight when Spell priest shadow mend [Catharsis] is above 80% of its maximum stored damage.
  • Spell holy renew [Renew] healing is now increased by 22% in PvP combat (was 15%).
  • Spell holy prayerofmendingtga [Prayer of Mending] healing is now increased by 6% in PvP combat.
  • Holy
    • Spell holy divinehymn [Divine Hymn] healing is now increased by 100% when in arena combat with 5 or less allied players.
    • Spell holy greaterheal [Heal] healing is now increased by 43% in PvP combat (was 35%).
    • Spell holy flashheal [Flash Heal] healing is now increased by an additional 6% in PvP combat for Holy only.
      • Developers' note: These are targeted buffs to Holy Priests’ overall throughput, which has continued to fall behind other healers.



  • Spell shaman blessingofeternals [Tidebringer] (PVP Talent) has been removed.
  • Restoration
    • Ability shaman healingtide [Healing Tide Totem] healing is now increased by 100% while in arena combat with 5 or less allied players.
    • Ability shaman healingtide [Living Tide] reduces the cooldown of Healing Tide Totem by 60 seconds (was 90 seconds) and it heals for 25% more each time it pulses (was 100%).


  • Affliction
    • Darkglare from Inv beholderwarlock [Summon Darkglare] now has 80% more health.
    • Spell shadow abominationexplosion [Corruption] damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.
    • Spell shadow curseofsargeras [Agony] damage increased by 10% in PvP combat.
    • Spell shadow requiem [Siphon Life] damage increased by 20% in PvP combat.
    • Spell shadow fingerofdeath [Focused Malignancy] increases Malefic Rapture damage by 10%/20% in PvP combat (was 15%/30%).
      • Developers' note: These changes are targeted at improving Affliction Warlocks' instant cast damage, while offsetting the potential burst from Malefic Rapture with the 10.0.7 talent changes.
  • Destruction
    • Warlock pvp banehavoc [Bane of Havoc] now has an 18 second internal cooldown with Mayhem talented.
    • Spell fire burnout [Incinerate] no longer deals increased damage in PvP combat (was increased by 13%).
    • Spell shadow scourgebuild [Shadowburn] damage is now increased by 25% in PvP combat (was 30%).
      • Developers' note: We're targeting a decrease to Havoc uptime and offsetting the PvE tuning changes with some reductions to Shadowburn and Incinerate. We want builds with instant casts to be viable, while preferring that the spec relies on Chaos Bolts for most kills.


  • Arms
    • Achievement bg killingblow berserker [Fatality] now stacks Fatal Mark up to a maximum of 8 times against enemy players (was 20).


  • The professions pane has been reduced in size.
  • The currently selected recipe will now stay selected when switching to and from the Specializations tab.
  • Added a new Profession Specialization summary screen which can be viewed for any unlocked profession specializations.
  • Legion Rank 3 Shoulder recipes originally sourced from Rated Battlegrounds can now be purchased from PvP quartermasters in your faction's hub in Dalaran at a cost of 3 Marks of Honor.
  • Fixed an issue that caused incorrect difficulty for recrafting order with changed optional reagents.

Crafting Orders[]

  • Public Orders no longer require the customer to provide non-soulbound reagents.
  • A button has been added next to the customer or crafter’s name to whisper or ignore them.
  • The layout for reagents has been rearranged.
  • Due to the layout changes, Optional Reagent labels (e.g. “Add Embellishment”) have been moved into a tooltip and Optional Reagents provided by the customer no longer have a checkmark next to them.
  • Search for customers now shows the range of possible item levels for each item.
  • Added text log output when filling Crafting Orders.


  • Zapthrottle Soul Inhaler has received several quality of life improvements:
    • The device can now be used while moving.
    • The channel time of the device has been reduced to 4 seconds (was 12 seconds)
    • Channeling the device for its full duration now marks the target elemental for 30 seconds. Slaying it during this window will also grant its soul.
    • The cooldown for a successful soul capture has been reduced to 5 minutes (was 15 minutes).
  • Bomb success chance now only scales off of Specialization nodes (was specialization nodes and item quality). The contribution from quality is now baseline.
  • Increased the chances to discover EZ-Thro variants of bombs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused regular bombs to have a higher baseline chance to backfire than intended.


  • Skinning enemies has a new animation.


  • Big Kinook’s Community Feast has attracted culinarians from far and wide. Many have made the pilgrimage to Iskaara with new ingredients for the soup.

User Interface and Accessibility[]

  • The Revival Catalyst now displays how many charges you have stored.
  • The following cursors have been updated with high resolution art: Buy, Cast, Cogwheel, Loot All, Lock, Mail, and Trainer.
  • Added a tag in the Chat typing bar to tell players what language they are typing in if they are not typing in Common or Orcish.
  • The chat command button now has arrows for menu items that have flyouts.
  • Fixed an issue where the Raid Self Highlight setting didn't work.
  • Fixed an issue where calendar invites were still displaying after the player removed or reported it.
  • Fixed issues with inaccurately displayed Rogue combo points and Arcane Mage charges.

WoW Companion App[]

  • Requirements for using an item are now listed in its tooltip.


  1. ^ Patch 10.1 Preview - Embers of Neltharion. MMO-Champion (2023-03-08).