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Icon-patch-22x22 Patch 2.4.2
Release date May 13, 2008
Initial version 8209
Latest version 8278
Interface .toc 20400 (changes)
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Patch 2.4.2 was a minor patch that released on 13 May 2008 that serves to provide some class and general bug fixes. Any additional changes to classes prior to Wrath of the Lich King are at the discretion of the Development Team.[1]


  • Talent: Ability racial cannibalize [Primal Fury] (Rank 2) will now be properly unlearned when it is untalented.



  • Talent: Spell arcane blink [Improved Blink] (Arcane) now reduces chance to be hit by 13/25% and the duration of Rank 1 has been increased to 4 seconds.
  • Completing the quest N Mage [60G] Arcane Refreshment will now properly teach the spell Inv drink 16 [Conjure Water] (Rank 7).
  • Spell nature polymorph [Polymorph]: Mounted creatures will no longer remain mounted while polymorphed.
  • Ability mage moltenarmor [Molten Armor] will now do damage while a damage absorption shield is active.
  • New Teleport/Portal: Theramore and Teleport/Portal: Stonard spells are available at portal trainers in their respective locations. You must be level 35 to learn these new spells.



  • Spell holy excorcism [Fear Ward] will no longer be consumed while under the effects of Spell nature earthbind [Cyclone].
  • Spell shadow manaburn [Mana Burn]: This spell can no longer trigger effects that require the target to be struck with a critical hit.
  • Spell holy powerwordshield [Power Word: Shield] now has the correct sound associated with it and can no longer be heard from large distances.
  • Talent: Spell holy powerinfusion [Power Infusion] will now consume the correct amount of mana when cast on yourself.


  • Ability: Ability warrior punishingblow [Blade Flurry]: This ability can no longer hit critters as its secondary targets and will now use a proper range calculation for all secondary targets.
  • Talent: Ability rogue shadowstrikes [Mutilate] (Assassination) will no longer incorrectly appear multiple times in the combat log when used.



  • Spell shadow haunting [Drain Soul]: Channeling of this spell will now always stop when a player target dies.
  • Pets: Using a sacrifice effect to kill your own pet will no longer trigger effects that should only occur when killing an enemy.


  • Ability rogue slicedice [Sweeping Strikes]: This ability can no longer hit critters as its secondary targets and will now use a proper range calculation for all secondary targets.



  • If a character's personal rating is more than 150 points below the team rating, they will earn points based on their personal rating instead of the team rating.
  • If the average personal rating of the players queuing for a game is more than 150 points below the team's rating, the team will be queued against an opponent matching or similar to the average personal rating.


  • All 23-hour profession cooldowns are now 20-hour cooldowns.
  • All 4-day cooldowns are now 3 days, 20 hours.






Dungeons and Raids[]

Black Temple[]

  • Illidan will no longer despawn if a raid group wipes during his death speech.


Magister's Terrace[]

Sunwell Plateau[]

Tempest Keep: The Eye[]

  • Void Reaver's Arcane orbs now generate combat log entries. ***Still no combat logs as of 5/15/08***


User Interface[]

  • The guild log scroll bar will now properly display.
  • Inv misc herb blacklotus [Black Lotus] will now show up under the Herb subcategory in the auction house.
  • [Primal Nethers] will now show up under the Materials subcategory in the auction house.
  • Mailboxes can now be tracked on the minimap.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros Forum.

World Environment[]

  • Creature versions of the Spell nature polymorph [Polymorph] spell no longer heal the affected target.
  • The dragons in Blade's Edge Mountains will no longer instantly knock you off your mount.


  • Fixed a bug causing ATI kernel panics; all spell effects should now be visible.
  • Weather effects are again visible on systems with ATI 2x00 graphics such as aluminum iMac.
  • Fixed a bug that precluded use of the FireWire iSight microphone with voice chat.
  • Symlinks can be used again for Interface and WTF folders and subfolders.
  • Cinematics playback is working again.

Bug Fixes[]

  • Fixed an issue where secondary sound effects would not work with the Use Hardware option enabled in the Sound options of the User Interface.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to use some instant cast spells with Auto-Dismount in Flight checked in the interface would fail.
  • Items that have multiple charges will now properly display the amount of charges.
  • Fixed an issue where chain damage spells were chaining to critters.
  • Female Draenei horns will now correctly protrude through certain plate helms.
  • The Inv weapon rifle 15 [Vengeful Gladiator's Rifle] will now play the proper sound when used.
  • The Inv misc bandana 03 [Cursed Vision of Sargeras] now gives the buff, "Sense Demons" which can be canceled normally. Additionally hunters and druids are able to track two things at once while using the item.
  • It is no longer possible for pets to get stuck in place after exiting the Spectral Realm in the Kalecgos encounter.
  • Blood Elf Priest: Spell arcane studentofmagic [Consume Magic] will now require the buff to be active in order to work properly.
  • Undead and Blood Elf Priest: Spell shadow deadofnight [Touch of Weakness] will now properly reduce the melee damage of the attacker.
  • Fixed an issue where some spells had extraneous Floating Combat Text messages when using the Auras option.
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes debuff icons on a target did not scale properly to indicate the spells had been cast by you.
  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness [Create Soulwell] (Warlock) and Spell arcane massdispel [Ritual of Refreshment] (Mage) will no longer be placed on cooldown without having completed the summon.
  • Looting a boss while a player is outside of the instance will no longer cause the corpse to despawn in 2 minutes if the player still has loot on the corpse.
  • Ability whirlwind [Whirlwind] now has the correct sound associated with it.