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Icon-patch-22x22 Patch 3.2.2
Release date September 22, 2009
Latest version date September 23, 2009
Initial version 10482
Latest version 10484
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Patch 3.2.2 is a content patch that includes a revamp of Onyxia to level 80 content in celebration of World of Warcraft's 5th anniversary.


  • The Brood Mother Returns
    • After years of lurking in her lair battling the many brave adventurers who travelled from afar to challenge her, Onyxia returns to commemorate World of Warcraft's five-year anniversary.
      • Onyxia has been scaled to offer new challenges to level 80 players in 10- and 25-player modes.
      • Adjusted for modern raiding, but with the fundamental experience of fighting the Brood Mother still in effect, including the horrors of her Deep Breaths!
      • Onyxia will now drop level 80 item versions of some classic loot items from the level 60 encounter.
      • Brood of Onyxia, a very rare 310%-speed mount modeled after Onyxia herself will be available for the luckiest of challengers.
  • Armor Penetration Rating: The amount of armor penetration gained per point of this rating has been reduced by 12%.



  • Players level 11 and higher will always see a daily Battleground quest, as the quest giver will only offer daily quests for a Battleground in which a player is eligible to participate according to level bracket (i.e. players levels 11-20 will always be offered a Warsong Gulch daily quest, while players levels 11-50 will be offered either an Arathi Basin or a Warsong Gulch daily quest, etc.).


Death Knight[]

  • Spell deathknight frostpresence [Frost Presence]: The damage reduction granted by this ability has been increased from 5% to 8%.
  • Pets
    • Spell deathknight gnaw ghoul [Gnaw]: This death knight ghoul ability now has a 1-minute cooldown.
  • Talents
    • Blood
    • Frost
      • Ability dualwieldspecialization [Threat of Thassarian] now also causes Spell deathknight darkconviction [Rune Strike] to use both weapons when dual-wielding.
      • Inv armor helm plate naxxramas raidwarrior c 01 [Unbreakable Armor]: Cooldown reduced to 1 minute and changed back to granting 25% additional armor while active instead of flat damage reduction based on armor. The amount of strength granted has been reduced to 10%.
    • Unholy
      • Inv chest leather 13 [Bone Shield]: This ability now has 3 charges instead of 4. Cooldown reduced to 1 minute.
      • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness [Dirge]: This talent no longer grants additional runic power from using Spell deathknight classicon [Obliterate].


  • Talents
    • Balance
      • Spell nature forceofnature [Moonkin Form]: This form now also reduces the damage the druid takes while stunned by 15%.
      • Ability druid typhoon [Typhoon]: The daze duration has been increased from 3 seconds to 6 seconds.
    • Feral Combat
      • Ability hunter pet cat [Predatory Strikes]: This talent now also causes the druid's finishing moves to provide a 7/13/20% chance per combo point to make the next Nature spell with a cast time below 10 seconds instant cast.
      • Ability druid infectedwound [Infected Wounds]: The debuff generated by this talent no longer stacks and instead causes the full effect with a single application.


  • Talents
    • Beast Mastery
      • Ability hunter beastwithin [The Beast Within]: The duration of this talent has been reduced to 10 seconds. In addition, hunters with this talent will do 10% additional damage at all times.
      • Ability druid ferociousbite [Bestial Wrath]: The duration of this talent has been reduced to 10 seconds.


  • Spell arcane blast [Arcane Blast]: The buff from using this ability now stacks up to 4 times instead of 3, and each application increases mana cost by 175% instead of 200%. In addition, the duration of the buff has been reduced to 6 seconds.
  • Spell nature starfall [Arcane Missiles]: Casting this spell while both Missile Barrage and Clearcasting are active will cause only Missile Barrage to be consumed.
  • Talents
    • Arcane
      • Ability mage missilebarrage [Missile Barrage]: The effect from triggering this talent now removes the mana cost of Arcane Missiles. In addition, the chance for Arcane Blast to trigger this talent is now 8/16/24/32/40%. All other listed spells continue to have a 4/8/12/16/20% chance to trigger it. This talent no longer has a chance to be triggered when spells miss.
    • Fire
      • Spell fire sealoffire [Combustion]: This talent now also increases the critical strike damage bonus of Fire spells by 50% while it is active. In addition, Ability mage livingbomb [Living Bomb] periodic ticks will no longer interact with the count or the charges on the talent.


  • Spell holy sealoffury [Righteous Fury]: The bonus threat from Holy spells caused by this talent has been reduced from 90% to 80%.
  • Spell holy sealofvengeance [Seal of Corruption] and Spell holy sealofvengeance [Seal of Vengeance]: These seals will now only use the debuff stacks generated by the attacking paladin to determine the damage done by the seal and by the judgement.
  • Talents
    • Protection
      • Spell holy ardentdefender [Ardent Defender]: This talent now reduces damage taken below 35% health by 7/13/20% instead of 10/20/30%.
      • Spell nature lightningshield [Blessing of Sanctuary]: This blessing now grants 10% strength in addition to its current effects. Also, the strength and stamina bonuses from this blessing will no longer be lost when Spell magic greaterblessingofkings [Blessing of Kings] is removed.
      • Ability paladin judgementsofthejust [Judgements of the Just]: The reduction in cooldown to Spell holy sealofmight [Hammer of Justice] provided by this talent has been reduced to 5/10 seconds instead of 10/20 seconds.
      • Ability paladin touchedbylight [Guarded by the Light]: This talent now provides 20/40/60% of the paladin's strength as spell power instead of 10/20/30% of the paladin's stamina.
    • Retribution
      • Spell holy sealofblood [Seal of Command]: This ability now chains to strike up to 2 additional targets when it is triggered by an attack that can only strike a single target.



  • Ability rogue disembowel [Envenom]'s scaling has been increased from 7% to 9% of attack power per combo point.
  • Ability rogue fanofknives [Fan of Knives]: The damage done by this ability has been reduced by 30%.
  • Talents
    • Assassination
      • Ability creature poison 06 [Master Poisoner]: No longer increases the Deadly Poison application rate following a successful Envenom and instead now provides a 33/66/100% chance of preventing Envenom from consuming Ability rogue dualweild [Deadly Poison].
    • Combat
    • Subtlety
      • Ability rogue honoramongstthieves [Honor Among Thieves]: A 1-second cooldown is now enforced on how often a rogue can gain combo points from his party via this talent.


  • Spell fire flameshock [Flame Shock]: The duration of all ranks has been increased by 6 seconds.
  • Spell shaman lavaburst [Lava Burst]: This ability no longer ever consumes a Flame Shock debuff off of the target.
  • Talents
    • Enhancement
      • Spell nature earthelemental totem [Earthen Power]: No longer causes Earthbind to pulse a persistent snare immunity aura. It does still remove snares from allies as an instant pulse, but there is no lingering immunity. Earthen Power now also brings Earth Shock's melee attack speed reduction up to -15%/-20% (with 1 or 2 points in it, respectively).
    • Elemental


  • Talents
    • Arms
    • Protection
      • Ability warrior criticalblock [Critical Block]: This talent now grants a 20/40/60% chance to block double the normal amount instead of 10/20/30%.

Dungeons & Raids[]

Shadowfang Keep[]

  • Wailing Guardsman: Screams of the Past will no longer have multiple applications on a target. Recast time has been increased.


  • Increased the cooldown on Immortal Guardians' Drain Life ability in the Yogg-Saron encounter.



  • The blacksmiths of Orgrimmar grew tired of running to the rear of the city to craft items and have installed a new anvil & forge at the General Store in the Valley of Strength.
  • Engineering
    • The Achievement reputation ogre [Dullard] no longer changes the appearance of your helmet.
  • Inscription
    • Added a recipe for Inv inscription scroll fortitude [Runescroll of Fortitude]. This item grants a stamina buff equal to the highest rank of Spell holy wordfortitude [Power Word: Fortitude] (untalented) to all players in the raid. Does not stack with other stamina scrolls and Power Word: Fortitude.
  • Leatherworking


  • Inv misc gem bloodstone 02 [The Black Heart]: This item's animation has been changed and no longer resembles Hand of Protection.
  • Death Knight Tier-9 Tanking 4-Piece Set Bonus: Now decreases the cooldown on Vampiric Blood, Unbreakable Armor, and Bone Shield by 10 seconds instead of 20.
  • Druid Tier-8 Healer 4-Piece Set Bonus: The amount of healing this set bonus grants on the initial cast of Rejuvenation has been reduced by 50%. In addition, this set bonus no longer has strange interactions with Harold's Rejuvenating Broach.
  • Glyphs
  • Inv relics libramoftruth [Libram of Obstruction]: The buff to block value from this relic is now exclusive with the buff to block value from Libram of the Sacred Shield; it is impossible to have both buffs at once.
  • Inv relics libramofhope [Libram of the Sacred Shield]: The block value buff from this relic has been increased to match its item level.
  • Relics: All buffs provided by relics (idols, librams, totems and sigils) now share an exclusive category such that gaining a buff from one of these items will remove all other buffs gained from items in this category.
  • Spell nature earthelemental totem [Totem of Quaking Earth]: Attack power value increased to 400.

User Interface[]

  • Battleground Queuing
    • Players may now only queue for no more than two Battlegrounds at a time.
    • The dialog box for entering a Battleground match has been changed to reflect the following options: "Enter Battle," "Leave Queue," and "Minimize."
    • The time a player has to enter a battle when selected has been reduced to 40 seconds when not already in a Battleground and 20 seconds when in a Battleground.
    • Players already in a Battleground can now choose "Enter Battle" for a new Battleground under any circumstance (i.e. while dead, in combat, falling, etc.).
    • A new Battleground will not launch until the maximum number of players on each side are in the queue (i.e. 40 players per side for Alterac Valley).
  • The size of the Focus Frame can now be adjusted via the Interface Options menu.
  • Mail System Auto-Complete Feature
    • The inline auto-complete feature for the mail system has been added back into the game. The mail system will now have both the pre- and post-3.2.0 auto-complete features available.
    • Added a label to notify players that the Tab key will allow players to navigate through the character names listed via the auto-complete feature.
  • For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Bug Fixes[]