Patch 2.4.3
Release date July 15, 2008
Initial version 8606
Interface .toc 20400
Highlights & notes
  • Mounts at level 30!
  • Haris Pilton sells new items, including a 22 slot bag
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  • Dispel effects will no longer attempt to remove effects that have 100% dispel resistance.
  • Parry Rating, Defense Rating, and Block Rating: Low-level players will now convert these ratings into their corresponding defensive stats at the same rate as level 34 players.
  • Haris Pilton has launched a new line of bags and jewelry. Check her out in the World's End Tavern!
  • Mounts at 30?! Yes, it’s true: Apprentice Riding and mounts are now available at level 30. Training costs 35g.
  • Blood Elf flightmasters outside of Silvermoon City and Tranquillien have traded in their bats for glorious fire-breathing dragonhawks.
  • Alcohol cooldowns have been rolled into Drinks: All 10-second cooldowns have been removed and replaced with the 1-second Drink cooldown.
  • Numerous flying non-combat pets have had their flight height modified to no longer skim along the ground:  [Captured Firefly], Dragonhawk Hatchling, moths, owls, parrots,  [Phoenix Hatchling], Spirit of Summer, [Sprite Darter], and  [Tiny Sporebat].
  •  [Nether Ray Fry] (a non-combat pet) is now available from the Skyguard Quartermaster, Grella. This requires an Exalted reputation with Sha'tari Skyguard.
  • Equipping an item will now cancel any spell cast currently in progress.
  • Placing an item in your bank will now cancel any spell cast currently in progress if the spell was cast by that item.
  • You can no longer move backwards to stop racing rams.
  • When a stun wears off, the creature that was stunned will prefer the last target with the highest threat, versus the current target.



  • [Growl]: Pets will no longer generate additional threat from this ability based on attack power buffs cast on them. Attack power buffs on their master will still indirectly increase the threat generated by the pet's Growl.
  • Pet Aggro: Pets will no longer generate threat immediately from being summoned.
  • [Scare Beast]: This spell will now be limited correctly to one target.





  • [Cheat Death]: This talent has been rebalanced significantly. Killing blows are no longer 100% absorbed. If the Rogue is below 10% health, the killing blow is still completely absorbed; if the Rogue is over 10% health, enough damage will be absorbed to reduce the Rogue’s health down to 10%. For the following 3 seconds, damage is not always reduced by 90%; it is now reduced by a maximum of 90%, depending on how much resilience the Rogue has. The damage reduction will be four times the damage reduction resilience causes against critical strikes.
  • [Sinister Calling] now increases damage to [Backstab] and [Hemorrhage] by 1/2/3/4/5% (down from 2/4/6/8/10%.)




  • [Revenge]: Ranks 1-5 of this ability now have damage ranges instead of fixed damage values (like ranks 6-8.)


  • The time available to accept the option to "Enter Battle" for a battleground has been reduced to 1 minute and 20 seconds (previously 2 minutes) in order to give each side more time to get a full complement of players before the battle begins.
  • The Warsong Gulch flag can no longer be picked up at the same time as a flag is capped.
  •  [Rocket Boots Xtreme] and  [Rocket Boots Xtreme Lite] can no longer be used in the arena. These no longer have a failure chance.
  • Zoning into an instance on a PvE realm will now drop your PvP flag.





  • Activated beneficial effects from jewelcrafting trinkets can no longer be dispelled.


  • Green quality gems can be found in mining nodes again. The drop rate of blue gems from mining nodes remains unchanged.



  • Bhag'thera now spawns at a normal quest spawn rate.
  • For the quests, N [70 Daily] Intercepting the Mana Cells and N [25-30 Daily] Maintaining the Sunwell Portal, phased characters will not be able to see non-phased character AoE effects and vice-versa.
  • For the quests, Intercepting the Mana Cells and Maintaining the Sunwell Portal, pets gaining/losing phase status will now properly break off combat from unphased/phased opponents.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Players can now be summoned to raid instances from heroic dungeons.

Magisters' Terrace

  • The Stun component to the Sunblade Mage Guard Glaive Throw has been removed and the Bounce range reduced.
  • Vexallus and Kael'thas are now tauntable in Heroic mode.
  • Vexallus' damage caused by Pure Energy has been decreased.
  • Kael'thas' Arcane Sphere has had its visual size increased. His Arcane Sphere attack has had its range decreased and the damage/second of Phase two on Normal mode has been decreased. (Heroic mode remains unchanged.)
  • Sunblade Warlocks have had their damage reduced slightly.
  • Fel Crystals in the Selin Fireheart encounter have had their health reduced slightly.
  • Warlord Salaris and Kagani Nightstrike have had their damage output reduced slightly.

Sunwell Plateau


User Interface

  • The help interface has been simplified dramatically. Players will no longer be required to select a category when opening a GM ticket. In addition, players can use the “Talk to a GM” button to fill out a ticket that requires a GM response or the “Report Issue” button to fill out a ticket that does not require a GM response.
  • Target buff/debuff timers that appear when you cast a spell are now more visible.
  • Time Management features have been implemented! These features include an alarm clock, stopwatch, and viewing your computer’s local time.
  • The new stopwatch feature can be accessed via the /stopwatch, /sw, or /timer slash commands. Inputting a time into the slash command will make the stopwatch count down. For example, /stopwatch 1:0:0 will make the stopwatch count down from an hour, /stopwatch 1:30 will make it count down from 1 minute, 30 seconds, and /stopwatch 30 will make it count down from 30 seconds.
  • Added the following macro commands: /targetenemyplayer, /targetfriendplayer.
  • Added key bindings for tab targeting players.
  • Ctrl-Tab and other target nearest friend functions will no longer target you.
  • Targeting using /target will prefer live targets over dead ones.
  • You can no longer click the minimap to cast ground targeted spells.
  • Invisible players with [Hunter's Mark] can see the hunter that put the mark on them.
  • Vendor items now show their Duration.

World Environment

Bug Fixes

  • The mage spell, [Counterspell] now shows in the combat log.
  • Gan'arg Analyzers will no longer occasionally become friendly to players.
  • Talented abilities that cost a percentage of base mana will no longer display an incorrect mana cost when inspected by a player of a different class or level.
  • Guild leaders should now be able to properly promote a new guild leader regardless of their range.
  • Druids: [Mangle] will no longer incorrectly indicate a 100-yard range on the tooltip.
  • Hunters: Using an instant ability after [Steady Shot] will no longer lock out auto shot.
  • Hunter [Snake Trap] will no longer break players out of stealth if the snakes pass near the stealthed character.
  • Hunters: [Concussive Shot] will now properly have a chance to proc  [Bow of Searing Arrows].
  • Rogues: The talent [Heightened Senses], Rank 1 and Rank 2 will now affect attacks from wands.
  • Using Jewelcrafting figurines will no longer cause scrolling combat text to appear twice.
  • Fixed an issue in which shadows were not appearing properly for users with GF4 video chipsets in Open GL mode.
  • Corrected an issue in which users with Creative X-FI sound cards would sometimes hear a slight popping noise when running.
  • Players will now correctly receive a Battleground Mark message for the marks that are received at the end of a battle.
  • Corrected an issue where the initial trigger or activation sounds for [Immolation Trap] and [Explosive Trap] could not be heard by some players.
  • Smelt  [Hardened Khorium] will now properly require a forge instead of an anvil and hammer.
  • Corrected a typo in the tooltip for the Druid spell [Rip] (Rank 4).
  • Looting a  [Nightmare Vine] will now properly no longer apply poison when the node is looted.
  • The  [Figurine - Seaspray Albatross] ability will now properly restore the correct amount of mana.
  • First Aid bandages can no longer be applied to a player with the Recently Bandaged debuff. An error message of, "Could not activate more than one bandage" will be displayed.
  • Corrected the tooltips to read properly for the flight paths from The Stormspire, Toshley's Station, Blade's Edge, and Area 52.
  • Greater Elementals summoned by a shaman will now properly have a combat log entry.
  • Players will no longer become stuck on the  [Nimboya's Laden Pike] when driving it into the ground.
  • The quest, "Going, Going, Guano!" will now have a more consistent level requirement for the dungeon.
  • The quest, "H [42D] Into The Scarlet Monastery" is now available to players of the appropriate level for the instance.
  • [Blueleaf Tubers] can now be properly looted.
  • The quest turn-ins for the Ahn'Qiraj war effort now give the appropriate amount of credit for each successful quest turn-in.
  • [Cloak of Shadows] will now properly remove Shrink.
  • Nightbane will no longer become unresponsive and unkillable during his air phase.
  • Several items sold by the Consortium reputation vendor Paulsta'ats are now bind on pick-up:  [Formula: Enchant Weapon - Major Striking],  [Design: Delicate Blood Garnet],  [Design: Shifting Shadow Draenite], Design: Lustrous Azure Moonstone, Design: Thick Golden Draenite.
  • It is no longer possible to delete a character that is an arena team captain without first promoting another player to captain.
  • Taunts will now properly stick when a target is stunned while being taunted.
  • Taking the Druid flight path from Moonglade will no longer dispel buffs.
  • Players who die on the Isle of Quel'Danas and release their spirit will no longer be sent to the graveyard in Eversong Woods.
  • Disabling some subtypes under the Combat Log Message Types in the Combat Log Config menu will no longer cause main Message Types to be disabled.
  • Changes on the Desktop gamma options will now be properly discarded when canceled.
  • A message will now appear in the combat log if a debuff is removed by normal melee attacks.
  • Moving a quiver from one container slot to an empty container slot will no longer reset the ranged attack speed.
  • Fixed an issue where players could have two minimap tracking types active at the same time.
  • Corpses with money on them will now be able to be looted even when all party members opt to pass on loot.
  • Fixed an issue where ravager pets had all available pet skills.
  • Players will no longer receive an error message while receiving money and attempting to send mail to another player.
  • It is no longer possible to be in a guild without a Guildmaster.
  • Pets will now properly attack mobs when out of phase with the real world.
  • Players who have the Apprentice and Journeyman Riding skills trained already will no longer show these as available to train despite having the higher riding skill.
  • It is no longer possible to dispel Shattered Sun Pendant buffs.
  • Passive pets will no longer attack due to AoE taunt spells.