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Icon-patch-22x22 Patch 2.3.0
“The Gods of Zul'Aman
Release date November 13, 2007
Initial version 7561
Interface .toc 20300 (changes)
Highlights & notes
  • Zul'Aman, new raid instance
  • Guild banks introduced
  • Season 3 Arena rewards
  • Paladin Retribution talent tree revamp
  • Level 11-60 leveling speed improvements
  • Alterac Valley revamp
  • NPC interaction improved through UI
  • All debuffs and buffs on enemies are visible
  • New items obtainable via Spell holy championsbond [Badge of Justice]
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Patch 2.3.0, titled The Gods of Zul'Aman, was a content patch that released on 13 November 2007.


The Gods of Zul’Aman[]

The stronghold of Zul'Aman has stood for millennia as the Amani trolls' seat of power and bastion of the fearless, cunning warlord Zul'jin.

Zul'jin has spent several years plotting behind Zul'Aman's walls. Furious at the Horde for allowing his hated enemies, the blood elves, to join its ranks, he eagerly embraced a scheme that the witch doctor Malacrass recently proposed: to seal the power of the animal gods within the bodies of the Amani's strongest warriors.

Now Zul'Aman's army grows more powerful by the day, hungry to exact vengeance in the name of its fearless leader, Zul'jin.

Guild Banks Introduced[]

The Guild Bank is a shared repository for an entire guild and will be accessible through Guild Vault objects near existing banks. The Guild Bank will allow players with the appropriate permissions to store items and money for use by the rest of the guild. Permissions to withdraw and deposit money and items are controlled by the guild leader through the guild controls menu. The Guild Bank is divided up into separate tabs so that the guild leader may restrict access or group items into distinct categories.

  • Up to 6 purchasable tabs each containing 98 item slots (tabs cost 100g, 250g, 500g, 1000g, 2500g, and 5000g, a total of 9350g for all 6 tabs)
  • Permissions to view/deposit/withdraw per tab
  • You may use your Guild Bank withdraw limits to pay for item repairs (now enabled on all merchants)
  • Transaction logs of the last 25 actions within each tab, as well as money activity.

Dustwallow Marsh[]

Dustwallow Marsh has seen many improvements with the addition of over 50 new quests and a new neutral goblin town called Mudsprocket located in the southern part of the zone. There is also a small quest hub featuring a crashed goblin zeppelin, to the east of Tabetha's hut.

Leveling Improvements[]

Many leveling improvements have been made for the old world.

  • The amount of experience needed to gain a level has been decreased between levels 11 and 60. In addition, the amount of experience granted by quests has been increased between levels 30 and 60.
  • Level 1-60 dungeon quests have had their experience and faction rewards increased.
  • Many elite creatures and quests in the level 1-60 experience have been changed to accommodate solo play.


  • The latest patch of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade shows a benefit on today's popular multicore processors like the Intel(r) Core(tm)2 Duo processor family. The enhanced patch has demonstrated higher frame rates by spreading the work across both processor cores.
  • Zul'Aman is a 10-player, level 70 outdoor instance located in the Ghostlands. Players will be able to confront six new bosses including the Forest Troll Warlord Zul'jin.
  • Guild Banks have been introduced. The Guild Bank will allow players with the appropriate permissions to store items and money for use by the rest of the guild.
  • Experience: The amount of experience needed to gain a level has been decreased between levels 11 and 60. In addition, the amount of experience granted by quests has been increased between levels 30 and 60.
  • All items have had their bonuses to Weapon Skill Rating converted to a new stat called Weapon Expertise Rating. Each point of Weapon Expertise reduces the chance for your attacks to be dodged or parried by .25%.
  • Healing reduction effects will now affect all health drain spells and abilities (e.g. Ability warrior savageblow [Mortal Strike] will reduce health gained from Spell shadow lifedrain02 [Drain Life]).
  • Healing: Almost all items and enchantments that provide bonus healing now also provide a smaller number (approximately 1/3) of bonus spell damage. There are a few items and enchantments where this was not possible, such as random-stat items and Zul'Gurub enchantments, but this is now the case on virtually all other items.
  • On Kill Effects: Items and abilities that trigger on killing an enemy will no longer trigger on using an ability that kills your pet.
  • Weapon Skill: All items and abilities that granted weapon skill have been changed. In most cases, they were converted to expertise or expertise rating. Ranged attacks do not benefit from expertise, so ranged weapon skill has generally been replaced by critical strike bonuses or hit bonuses. In a few cases, talents have been changed to other effects to avoid granting players excessive amounts of expertise.
  • A new Alliance flight path has been added to the Rebel Camp in northern Stranglethorn Vale.
  • Flying units can see ground units and vice versa at any altitude.
  • Players no longer gain the moving AOE radius bonus if they are jumping.
  • Client spell cast requests are now sent to the server even if your player is already casting another spell. This eliminates the need for /stopcasting in macros to compensate for latency.
  • Vendor Discounts: All vendors with an associate faction now give discounts at all levels above neutral.
  • Quest givers who have available daily quests will have a blue exclamation point instead of a yellow one.
  • Pets will try to get behind their targets when engaging in melee combat.
  • You can now obtain a [Tiny Sporebat] pet with exalted Sporeggar faction.
  • An [Azure Whelp] pet now drops from the blue dragonkin in Azshara.
  • If you are seated and try to use abilities that require you to be standing, you will stand up and use them. This can be disabled with: /console autoStand 0.

Racial Abilities[]

  • Dwarf: Inv musket 03 [Gun Specialization] now increases chance to critically hit with Guns by 1% rather than increasing weapon skill.
  • Gnome: Ability rogue trip [Escape Artist] cooldown increased to 1 min, 45 sec.
  • Humans: Mace Skill now increases the critical strike chance with maces and two-handed maces by 1%.
  • Humans: Sword Skill now increases the critical strike chance with swords and two-handed swords by 1%.
  • Orcs: Axe Skill now increases the critical strike chance with axes and two-handed axes by 1%.
  • Troll: Bow and Thrown Specialization now increases chance to critically hit with those weapons by 1% rather than increasing weapon skill.



  • The top ranked team of each battlegroup for each format will receive a new unique title for the end of Season 2 called “Merciless Gladiator”.


  • Daily quests have been added targeting a random battleground for that day. Look for Alliance Brigadier Generals and Horde Warbringers near your faction's battlemasters in all major capitals.
  • Dropping the Flag in a battleground will now result in a debuff that will not allow you to pick up the flag again for 3 seconds.
  • Druids who are shapeshifted when they receive the Restoration buff from battlegrounds will now correctly regenerate mana.
  • Players will now be able to cast spells for free in the Battleground before it begins.
  • Players will now be able to cast spells for free for a few seconds after being resurrected by a Spirit Guide in the Battleground.

Alterac Valley[]

  • Additional Warmasters no longer report for duty upon destroying an enemy tower. However, destroying an enemy tower still eliminates the associated opposing Warmaster.
  • All Warmasters are linked to each other and their respective Generals and can no longer be pulled individually.
  • Honor from capturing towers has been increased.
  • All Commanders and Lieutenants have left Alterac Valley in search for other battle opportunities.
  • Players will no longer be sent to their starting tunnels on death unless that team controls no graveyards in the battleground.
  • Many NPCs in Stormpike and Frostwolf holds are no longer elite
  • Bonus Honor in Alterac Valley is now only awarded during the battle for destroying enemy towers and slaying the enemy Captain. Upon conclusion of the battle, bonus honor is also awarded for intact towers, a surviving Captain, and for victory in the battle. The total bonus honor awarded should be similar to the previous total.
  • The Horde and Alliance now have a limited number of reinforcements available in the battle for Alterac Valley. The number of reinforcements available is reduced upon player death, loss of towers, and death of Captain Galvangar or Balinda Stonehearth. In addition, all available reinforcements are lost upon the death of General Drek'Thar or Vanndar Stormpike. If a team is reduced to zero reinforcements, the opposing team wins the battle.
  • Towers and Graveyards in Alterac Valley are now captured in 4 minutes (down from 5).

Eye of the Storm[]

  • The points awarded from capturing the flag in Eye of the Storm is now increase based on the number of bases the capturing team owns.

Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm[]

  • Additional bonus honor is now awarded upon conclusion of the battle.


  • Spell nature stoneclawtotem [Barkskin]: It is no longer possible to cast this spell while Cycloned.
  • Ability druid challangingroar [Challenging Roar]: The chance for this ability to land successfully on its targets is now increased by hit rating.
  • Spell nature nullifypoison [Cure Poison] and Spell nature nullifypoison 02 [Abolish Poison] are now usable in Ability druid improvedtreeform [Incarnation: Tree of Life].
  • Cure Poison, Abolish Poison and Spell nature removecurse [Remove Curse] range increased to 40 yards.
  • Spell nature stranglevines [Entangling Roots]: It is no longer possible for multiple Druids to have Entangling Roots on the same target. In addition, it will now always be removed correctly if multiple Druids overwrite each other's Entangling Roots.
  • Entangling Roots: This ability will no longer be overwritten when the new Entangling Roots would do less damage.
  • Feral Attack Power: Items that granted bonus attack power in Cat, Bear, Dire Bear, and Moonkin forms have been re-evaluated. In almost all cases, the attack power on the item has been increased. This change corrects an issue where feral weapon damage was not keeping up with other classes in its rate of increase.
  • Ability hunter pet bear [Feral Charge]: It is now possible for the interrupt and root effects from this ability to be resisted separately.
  • Ability druid forceofnature [Force of Nature]: This ability will no longer automatically break Ability stealth [Stealth] on victims in its casting area. Nearby stealthed characters may still be attacked if they are too close to the summoned Treants.
  • Ability physical taunt [Growl]: The chance for this ability to land successfully on its target is now increased by hit rating.
  • Spell holy blessingofagility [Heart of the Wild]: This talent no longer provides 4/8/12/16/20% bonus Strength in Cat Form. Instead it provides 2/4/6/8/10% bonus attack power.
  • Spell nature sleep [Hibernate]: This spell will now always be removed correctly if multiple Druids overwrite each other's Hibernate.
  • Spell frost windwalkon [Intensity] (Restoration) increased to 10/20/30% mana regeneration.
  • Natural Perfection (Restoration) - Now also grants the Natural Perfection effect after being critically hit, reducing all damage taken by 1/3/5% for 8 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.
  • Natural Perfection: This talent can now trigger while the Druid is sitting.
  • Ability racial cannibalize [Primal Fury]: This talent will now be learned correctly even if purchased while the Druid is dead.
  • Spell nature reincarnation [Rebirth] cooldown reduced to 20 minutes, from 30 minutes.
  • Remove Curse is now usable in Moonkin Form.
  • Shapeshifting Spells: Some of these spells were causing additional unintended threat. That additional unintended threat has been removed.
  • Ability hunter beastsoothe [Soothe Animal]: This spell now properly consumes Spell nature ravenform [Nature's Swiftness].
  • Spell nature tranquility [Tranquility] now gains additional benefit from spell damage and healing bonuses.
  • Tree of Life: It is no longer possible to have the bonus healing aura from this ability while not actually in Tree of Life Form.
  • If you are in a shapeshift form and try to use an ability that may only be used in caster form, you will leave the form and use that ability. This means that you can shift from one form to another in one action. If you don’t have mana to shift form, you will get an error message and remain in your current form. This can be disabled with /console autoUnshift 0


  • Inv spear 07 [Aimed Shot] (Marksmanship) now reduces healing done to that target by 50% for 10 seconds, shot time reduced by 0.5 seconds.
  • Ability impalingbolt [Arcane Shot] (Ranks 6 and above) now dispel 1 Magic effect in addition to their normal damage.
  • Spell fire selfdestruct [Explosive Trap]: The initial damage dealt by this trap is now also increased by 10% of your ranged attack power.
  • Ability rogue findweakness [Expose Weakness]: The triggered effect from this talent will no longer use up charges of Misdirection.
  • Spell fire flameshock [Immolation Trap]: The total damage dealt by this trap is now also increased by 10% of your ranged attack power.
  • Ability hunter misdirection [Misdirection]: This spell will now always be removed correctly if multiple Hunters overwrite each other's Misdirection.
  • Misdirection: If a Hunter attempts to use this ability on a target which already has an active Misdirection, the spell will fail to apply due to a more powerful spell already being in effect. This will not trigger the cooldown or cost any mana.
  • Ability hunter readiness [Readiness] (Survival): This talent now finishes the cooldown on Ability hunter killcommand [Kill Command].
  • Serpent Sting, Immolation Trap and Explosive Trap all gain additional damage based on ranged attack power.
  • Spell hunter exoticmunitions poisoned [Serpent Sting]: The total damage dealt by this sting is now also increased by 10% of your ranged attack power.
  • Ability hunter steadyshot [Steady Shot]: Tooltip clarified to indicate base weapon damage is used in the damage calculation.
  • Ability trueshot [Trueshot Aura] (Marksmanship) no longer costs mana to cast and will last until cancelled.
  • Inv spear 02 [Wyvern Sting] (Survival) is now instant cast and has a maximum duration of 10 seconds in PvP.
  • Inv spear 02 [Wyvern Sting]: This ability will no longer be overwritten by lower ranks of Wyvern Sting.




  • Spell holy blessedrecovery [Blessed Recovery]: This talent can now trigger while the Priest is sitting.
  • Spell holy blessedresillience [Blessed Resilience]: This talent can now trigger while the Priest is sitting.
  • Spell holy chastise [Chastise] (NEW) is now available to Dwarf and Draenei priests at level 20. Chastise causes Holy damage and incapacitates the target for 2 seconds.
  • Spell holy circleofrenewal [Circle of Healing]: The base amount of healing from this spell has been reduced along with increasing the bonus it receives from bonus healing effects. Characters with more than 1338 healing will see their Circle of Healing heal for more than previous patches. Characters with less than 1338 healing will see their Circle of Healing heal for less.
  • Spell holy nullifydisease [Cure Disease] and Spell nature nullifydisease [Abolish Disease] range increased to 40 yards.
  • Spell holy divinespirit [Divine Spirit]: It is no longer possible for a target to simultaneously have Divine Spirit rank 5 and Spell holy prayerofspirit [Prayer of Spirit] Rank 1 icons showing at the same time.
  • Spell holy elunesgrace [Elune's Grace] (Night Elf) effect changed to reduce chance to be hit by melee and ranged attacks by 20% for 15 seconds. There is now only 1 rank of the spell.
  • Spell holy excorcism [Fear Ward] is now available to all priests at level 20. Duration reduced to 3 minutes, cooldown increased to 3 minutes.
  • Fixed a bug where the global cooldown was triggered when shifting out of Spell shadow shadowform [Shadowform].
  • Ability priest focusedwill [Focused Will] (NEW Discipline Talent) - After taking a critical hit you gain the Focused Will effect, reducing all damage taken by 1/3/5% and increasing healing effects on you by 4/7/10% for 8 seconds. Stacks up to 3 times.
  • Spell holy searinglight [Holy Fire]: The tooltip on rank 4 has been adjusted.
  • Spell frost windwalkon [Inner Focus] will now properly affect Spell holy summonlightwell [Lightwell] Rank 4.
  • Inner Focus: This effect is now properly consumed by casting Spell holy mindsooth [Mind Soothe].
  • Spell nature sleep [Meditation] (Discipline) increased to 10/20/30% mana regeneration.
  • Spell holy mindsooth [Mind Soothe]: This spell will now consume Inner Focus.
  • Spell holy mindvision [Mind Vision]: Now consumes the Inner Focus buff when cast.
  • Spell holy painsupression [Pain Suppression] (Discipline Talent) is now usable on friendly targets, instantly reduces the target's threat by 5%, reduces damage taken by 40% and its cooldown has been reduced to 2 minutes.
  • Spell holy prayerofhealing02 [Prayer of Healing], Circle of Healing and Spell holy holynova [Holy Nova] (healing effect) now gain additional benefit from spell damage and healing bonuses.
  • Spell holy prayerofmendingtga [Prayer of Mending]: This ability will no longer be overwritten when the new Prayer of Mending would do less healing.
  • Spell holy wordfortitude [Power Word: Fortitude], Divine Spirit, Spell holy prayeroffortitude [Prayer of Fortitude] and Prayer of Spirit mana costs reduced.
  • Spell holy powerwordshield [Power Word: Shield] now gains additional benefit from spell damage and healing bonuses. Base absorb values of ranks 10, 11 and 12 have been reduced.
  • Spell nature slow [Shackle Undead]: This spell will now always be removed correctly if multiple Priests overwrite each other's Shackle Undead.
  • Spell shadow demonicfortitude [Shadow Word: Death]: Resilience no longer reduces the backlash damage from this spell.
  • Spell nature manaregentotem [Silent Resolve]: This talent now benefits the triggered buffs from Blessed Resilience, Blessed Recovery, and Martyrdom.
  • Spell arcane starfire [Starshards] (Night Elf) is no longer channeled, costs 0 mana, is now a Magic effect, lasts 15 seconds, causes damage every 3 seconds and has a 30 second cooldown.
  • Spell arcane starfire [Starshards]: The damage per tick of this ability no longer changes during the duration of the effect.
  • If you are in Spell shadow shadowform [Shadowform] and try to use an ability that may not be used in Shadowform, you will leave Shadowform and use that ability. This can be disabled with /console autoUnshift 0


  • All poisons will now enchant the weapon for 1 hour, increased from 30 minutes.
  • Ability warrior punishingblow [Blade Flurry]: This ability now works correctly in all cases with shielded targets.
  • Spell shadow mindsteal [Blind] is now a physical (no longer a poison) attack. Reagent requirement removed. Now shares the same diminish category as Spell nature earthbind [Cyclone] and is now diminished in PvE as well as PvP.
  • Ability rogue cheatdeath [Cheat Death] (Subtlety) chance to trigger increased to 33/66/100% and now also causes the rogue to take 90% less damage for 3 seconds when the effect triggers. This effect cannot occur more than once per minute.
  • Spell ice lament [Cold Blood]: Fixed an issue where this buff was sometimes getting removed when an attack missed.
  • Spell shadow summonsuccubus [Dirty Deeds] now also increases damage against enemies below 35% health.
  • Spell shadow summonsuccubus [Dirty Deeds]: This talent will no longer interfere with getting the bonus damage from the Druid ability Ability druid mangle2 [Mangle] on Ability rogue rupture [Rupture] and Ability rogue garrote [Garrote].
  • Ability rogue quickrecovery [Fleet Footed] (Assassination) now increases movement speed by 8/15%.
  • Spell shadow lifedrain [Hemorrhage]: This ability now does 125% of weapon damage.
  • Ability kick [Kick]: Interrupting a channeled spell with this ability will now always properly prevent casting spells from the same spell school for 5 sec.
  • Ability marksmanship [Precision]: This talent now also applies to ranged weapons.
  • Ability fiegndead [Remorseless Attacks]: This talent can no longer be triggered by the death of a rogue's target dummy or other pet.
  • Ability warrior challange [Riposte] is now subject to diminishing returns in PvP.
  • Rogue's Inv throwingknife 06 [Deadly Throw] missile speed increased significantly and snare duration increased slightly.
  • Ability druid disembowel [Ruthlessness] now only affects melee finishing moves. It no longer works with Deadly Throw.
  • Ability sap [Sap]: Multiple Saps placed by multiple Rogues will now be handled correctly in all cases.
  • Ability rogue shadowstep [Shadowstep] (Subtlety) can now be used at any time, not only while stealthed. Now increases the damage and reduces the threat caused by the next damaging ability. Cooldown increased to 30 seconds. Range changed to 25 yards. (Minimum range removed)
  • If you are in Stealth and try to use an ability that may not be used while stealthed, you will leave stealth and use that ability. This can be disabled with /console autoUnshift 0


  • Spell nature healingwavegreater [Chain Heal]: The tooltips on ranks 1-3 have been adjusted.
  • Spell nature chainlightning [Chain Lightning] cast time reduced to 2.0 (from 2.5), mana costs reduced, benefit from spell damage reduced appropriately.
  • Spell nature nullifypoison [Cure Poison] and Spell nature removedisease [Cure Disease] range increased to 40 yards.
  • Spell nature skinofearth [Earth Shield]: This spell will now always be removed correctly if multiple Shaman overwrite each other's Earth Shield.
  • Spell nature skinofearth [Earth Shield]: This ability will no longer be overwritten when the new Earth Shield would do less healing.
  • Spell nature earthshock [Earth Shock]: Interrupting a channeled spell with this spell will now always properly prevent casting spells from the same spell school for 2 sec.
  • Spell frost manaburn [Elemental Focus] (Elemental) now reduces the mana cost of the next 2 damage spells by 40%.
  • Spell nature wispheal [Elemental Mastery]: It is no longer possible to get two consecutive guaranteed critical strikes from using this ability.
  • Spell shadow soulleech 2 [Eye of the Storm]: This talent can now trigger while the Shaman is sitting.
  • Spell frost frostshock [Frost Shock] is no longer subject to diminishing returns.
  • Spell nature groundingtotem [Grounding Totem]: This totem is now destroyed upon redirecting any spell to itself.
  • Spell nature lightning [Lightning Bolt] cast time reduced to 2.5 (from 3.0 where applicable), mana costs reduced, benefit from spell damage reduced appropriately.
  • Spell lightning lightningbolt01 [Lightning Mastery] (Elemental) cast time reduction reduced to .1/.2/.3/.4/.5 seconds.
  • Spell nature lightningoverload [Lightning Overload] (Elemental) now has a 4/8/12/16/20% chance to occur and the additional spell causes half damage and no additional threat.
  • Spell nature manaregentotem [Mana Spring Totem] effect increased.
  • Spell nature mentalquickness [Mental Quickness] (Enhancement) now also increases spell damage and healing equal to 10/20/30% of your attack power.
  • Two-Handed Axes and Two-Handed Maces are now trainable by all Shaman at the appropriate weapon masters. The Enhancement talent has been replaced by Shamanistic Focus.
  • Spell nature elementalabsorption [Shamanistic Focus] (New Enhancement Talent): After landing a melee critical strike, you enter a Focused state. The Focused state reduces the mana cost of your next Shock spell by 60%.
  • Spell nature shamanrage [Shamanistic Rage] (Enhancement) now also reduces all damage taken by 30% for the duration.
  • Ability parry [Spirit Weapons] (Enhancement) threat reduction increased to 30% from 15%.
  • Spell shaman unleashweapon earth [Rockbiter Weapon]: For ranks 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 the increased damage resulting from this enchantment has been reduced slightly to match the intended numbers given in the tooltip. Ranks 1, 2, 3, and 9 are unchanged.
  • Ability shaman watershield [Water Shield]: This spell no longer costs any mana to cast and its duration has been shortened. At the end of its duration, it now grants mana for any remaining globes. In addition, the mana granted per globe has been substantially increased.
  • Spell shaman unleashweapon wind [Windfury Weapon]: This enchantment can no longer be triggered while you are disarmed.




  • All primary profession trainers outside of capitals (Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Leatherworking, Tailoring) have been changed to train up to Artisan level (skill level 300) in their respective professions.
  • The capital cities now possess Artisan level trainers for the primary professions they support, and are surrounded by their newly-dubbed Apprentices where applicable. Please visit your local Master trainer when you wish to train.
  • You can now control-click on a recipe to see how the item that is made by that recipe will look on you in the Dressing room.



  • A new world drop recipe for an Spell frost chainsofice [Adamantite Weapon Chain] has been added. This new weapon chain both reduces Ability warrior disarm [Disarm] duration and increases parry rating.
  • Sharpening Stones and Weightstones now last 1 hour.


  • Daily cooking quests are now available from The Rokk in Shattrath City! In addition to gold, you can receive random cooking reagents and new recipes as a reward for completing these quests.
  • Reduced the maximum skill obtainable from recipes between 200 and 300. This does not include Outland recipes.




  • Fishermen and women can now track fishing nodes. This ability is learned from a [journal] sometimes found in crates obtained through fishing.
  • New fish can now be caught in Zul'Aman and Deadwind Pass. Recipes for preparing these new fish are obtained through the daily cooking quests.
  • Fishing difficulty reduced for some areas in Nagrand.
  • You can now fish in Ironforge again.


  • Picking herbs will no longer cause effects on items to trigger.
  • [Fel Blossoms] are now unbound, but have an additional requirement of 275 herbalism to use.



  • Stylin' Hats no longer require [Zhevra leather].
  • Greatly increased the radius of the Inv misc drum 02 [Drums of Battle], Inv misc drum 07 [Drums of Restoration], Inv misc drum 04 [Drums of Speed], and Achievement bg winwsg 3-0 [Drums of War].
  • Increased the range at which you can gain leatherworking skill from crafting drums.
  • Removed the casting time from the Drums of Battle, Drums of Restoration, Drums of Speed, and Drums of War.
  • Slightly increased the radius of Inv misc drum 06 [Drums of Panic].
  • Reduced the casting time of Drums of Panic and added a global cooldown equal to the casting time.
  • Reduced the faction required to obtain Drums of Battle and Drums of Panic.
  • Drums of Speed and Drums of Restoration are no longer world drop recipes, and can now be obtained from the Mag'har and Kurenai faction vendors with revered standing.
  • Drums can now be used while shapeshifted.
  • A new recipe is available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers to create glove reinforcements, providing a substantial armor bonus. Reinforcements are a permanent enchantment and cannot be placed with other permanent enchantments.
  • New recipes are available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers to make 20 slot quivers and ammo pouches.
  • New recipes are available from the Honor Hold, Thrallmar, and Lower City quartermasters to create 24 slot quivers and ammo pouches.
  • A new recipe is available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers to make a 20 slot bag to hold leatherworking supplies.
  • The ogres in the barrier hills are rumored to have a pattern for a 24 slot bag to hold leatherworking supplies.


  • Mining will no longer cause effects on items to trigger.


Dungeons and Raids[]

Auchenai Crypts[]

  • Wandering Ghosts are now neutral to players
  • Summoned Ghosts now take longer to summon in.

Auchindoun: Sethekk Halls[]

Auchindoun: Shadow Labyrinth[]

  • Blackheart the Inciter: This stun associated with this creature’s charge ability will now properly be considered a stun for talents, abilities, and items that interact with stuns.

Black Temple[]

Caverns of Time: Battle for Mount Hyjal[]

Hellfire Citadel: Hellfire Ramparts[]

Hellfire Citadel: Magtheridon's Lair[]

  • Mind Exhaustion is not applied until Magtheridon is successfully banished.


  • The number of creatures that must be killed in the Karazhan Servants Quarters area before a miniboss spawns has been reduced.
  • Phase hounds in Karazhan will now phase out less frequently.
  • Coldmist Widows no longer wipe threat when casting Poison Bolt volley.
  • Karazhan Chess Event: The Dust Covered Chest can now only be looted by players who are nearby when the event is completed successfully. In addition, the chest now contains 2 [Badges of Justice] for each player present.
  • Inv misc book 07 [Wrath of the Titans] will no longer cause Spell nature slow [Shackle Undead] to break.

Tempest Keep[]

  • The Blood Elves that patrol the Tempest Bridge no longer patrol directly into Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider's chamber.
  • Kael'thas
    • All four advisors have had their health reduced by 10%.
    • All of the summoned weapons have had their health reduced by 10%.
  • Al'ar
    • The ability "Meteor" has been renamed to "Dive Bomb".
  • The use of Spell frost frost [Ice Block], Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield], Spell shadow nethercloak [Cloak of Shadows], and other similar spells and abilities will no longer prematurely detonate High Astromancer Solarian's Wrath of the Astromancer spell.



User Interface[]

  • The Auction House UI has been much improved. The useless categories have been removed (Plate-Cloak for instance) and a number of additional sub categories have been added. In addition, many items have had their category changed so that they make more sense.
  • The Auction house time periods have been changed. Now items can be put up for sale for 12, 24, or 48 hours. The option to put up items for 8 hours has been removed.
  • Sorting of auction house searches has been simplified so you can only sort by one column, and automatic sub-sorts have been created for those columns to be as useful as possible. In addition, sorting is now done on the server so as you page thru results, items will appear to be sorted across the entire results instead of just the page you’re looking at.
  • The Battle Map has been renamed to the Zone Map and can be turned on for any zone rather than just PvP objective zones. There is now a drop down in the world map screen that allows you to choose when the zone map should display.
  • Items that have cooldowns will now display the base cooldown time in the item tooltip.
  • All players now have a tracking bubble on their minimap. From that menu you can select a specific type of vendor or npc to look for or you can select a specific tracking type if your character has tracking. Yes this means that hunters can take all of those tracking buttons off of their action bars.
  • Game objects that you can interact with will now sparkle and display their name over the object to make them more obvious.
  • Questgiving objects will now display an exclamation point above them when they have a quest for you. Quest completion objects will display a question mark.
  • Items with Metagems in them will now display the gems required to activate the metagem and whether those requirements have been met on the item tooltip.
  • When you take damage and have a full screen UI up, the edges of the screen will flash red so you know you are under attack.
  • Inspect distance has been increased to 30 yards.
  • When you inspect another player, you can now see their talent choices as well as their equipment.
  • There are now options for displaying health and mana values on your health/mana bars for you/your party/your target and to display that information either as percentages or as numbers.
  • When you are possessing a target (Priest Mind Control, Eyes of the Beast, using a Steam Tonk, etc), you now get their action bar as your primary action bar rather than having a mini action bar above your normal action bar.
  • The Mind Control and Possession action bar has been revamped.
  • You can now send up to 12 items in a single mail message.
  • When you have an outgoing mail open, you can right-click on items to attach them to that outgoing mail.
  • When you have a trade window open, you can right-click an item to move it to the trade window.
  • When you have unopened mail, you can mouse over the recent mail icon and get the name of the people who most recently sent you the mail.
  • When you speak with an NPC with a single function (Banker, Flight Master, Etc) and who has no other gossip options or quests you will go straight to their functional pane rather than to the gossip pane. Most importantly this means that clicking on a flight master will bring up the flight path map directly rather than the gossip pane with the option to bring up the flight path map.
  • Quests that are much below your level will now have the tag (Low Level) in the gossip pane attached to the quest. This will make it easier to tell which quest to accept when a quest giver has both low and high level quests.
  • You can now set the loot threshold (/threshold) with a word as well as the loot threshold number for an instance-
    • /threshold Epic- also sets the party loot threshold to Epic items or better quality
    • /threshold Rare-sets the party loot threshold to Rare items or better quality
  • Corpses that belong to someone in your party, but that you cannot loot will say in the corpse mouseover who has loot rights on that corpse. This will help skinners who want to know who to talk to in order to skin their corpse, as well as master looters when special loot drops on a normal monster. Everyone will then see that there is a monster that the master looter has loot rights on.
  • When an item drops that you cannot loot due to uniqueness or other factor, you will get a chat message letting you know what the item was that you passed rolling on.
  • If a player is looting a corpse and there are one or more items on it that player cannot loot, the player will still be able to see those items (although not able to loot them). This only is for green or better quality items. The cases this should affect are for the profession recipes that only a player of that profession can loot or when master looter is on and there is a threshold or better item on the corpse.
  • The raid panes that have been pulled out into the gamefield should save their option settings between sessions now.
  • When raid bosses send an important message to the center of your screen it will be larger and have an effect that makes it more noticeable.
  • The raid warning command now appears in a larger font in the center screen and grows and shrinks slightly when it appears to make it more noticeable.
  • NPC's with level appropriate quests will now always appear on your minimap as yellow exclamation points. NPC's that have quests that you have completed will now display as yellow question marks instead of yellow dots. In addition flight masters that you have not yet gotten the flight point for will display on the minimap as a green exclamation point.
  • Npc's will display an icon on mouseover that gives a more specific indicator of their function rather than just a gossip bubble. Questgivers will now show an exclamation mark as their in game mouseover. Innkeepers will show a hearthstone as their in game mouseover and so on.
  • When an Addon attempts to perform an action that is prohibited in combat, you will get a chat message "Interface action failed because of an AddOn". This only occurs once per login.
  • Many interface elements now display players in their class color so you can easily recognize what class a player is. Interface elements affected by this are LFG, Guild, and Who.
  • You can now pull the list of players in a channel out of the Chat Channel windows and into the gamefield by clicking and dragging the channel name onto the gamefield. This list will show all the players in the channel sorted by voice chat status.
  • Voice chat will now display the nameplate for who is talking when you are in a custom channel. Currently it only displays the nameplate when you are in a party/raid.
  • Added a Use Hardware option. This should only be used by advanced users with specific hardware configurations, as it may significantly alter your sound performance.
  • When multiple people are talking in a voice chat session, it will show the names of up to four people who are talking at the same time.
  • The value of the TargetNearestDistance setting is validated at load time.
  • If a non-standard refresh rate is selected in the video options, it will now be saved.
  • The Spell Detail slider setting has been reset to the default setting. Prior to 2.3 the default for all systems was the maximum setting which was not appropriate for all hardware.
  • Many On Use items now display the cooldown in the item tooltip.
  • The tooltip for Block on the character sheet now displays the amount of damage reduced by a successful block.
  • New macro commands: /targetlastenemy, /targetlastfriend
  • New macro command to target by entire name: /targetexact
  • If you get a message "Interface action failed because of an AddOn", this means that an AddOn interfered with the Blizzard UI in some way. To diagnose this, enter the following into chat "/console taintLog 1" and restart the game and try to reproduce it. If you reproduce it, you can quit the game and search through the file Logs\taint.log for the word "blocked" and mail the log to the author of the AddOn listed there. Once you have done this you can turn off logging by entering the following into chat "/console taintLog 0”
  • For more details on UI macro and scripting changes, see the UI & Macro forum

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