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Icon-patch-22x22 Patch 4.0.6a
Release date February 11, 2011
Initial version 13623
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Patch 4.0.6a is a bug fix patch, released the same week as patch 4.0.6 in order to fix some bugs that could not be fixed via hotfixes.


  • Players are no longer encountering errors when having their items bid on in the Auction House. The Auctions tab also updates appropriately reflecting the bid.


Death Knight[]

  • Spell shadow deathanddecay [Death and Decay] no longer damages the death knight's currently selected friendly target when it does damage to nearby target dummies.


  • Ability druid starfall [Starfall] no longer exceeds 20 stars within its duration.
  • Spell frost frostnova [Frost Nova], Spell nature tranquility [Tranquility], Ability warstomp [War Stomp], and Spell arcane starfire [Starfire] are all properly scaled when used by or on a druid in Tree of Life form. The previous temporary hotfix which removed the ability to use War Stomp while in Tree of Life form has been reverted.


  • Ability whirlwind [Auto Shot] was not firing while the hunter was moving under certain conditions. Auto Shot should now always function correctly while the hunter is moving.
  • Having a melee weapon equipped no longer causes the tooltips for Ability hunter cobrashot [Cobra Shot] and Ability hunter steadyshot [Steady Shot] to incorrectly display extra benefit from haste.
  • The cooldown for Ability hunter masterscall [Master's Call] has been increased to 45 seconds, up from 35. In addition, it can now be dispelled.
  • The Warp Stalker ability Time Warp can no longer be used on paladins with the Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield] buff active.


  • The Quad Core buff provided by the Sanctified Bloodmage 4-piece set bonus is now properly removed as soon as a spell is cast if the mage does not have 4 pieces of the set equipped.


  • Glyph of Dazing Shield correctly causes Spell holy avengersshield [Avenger's Shield] to daze the target, and only allows Avenger's Shield to trigger the dazed effect.
  • The area-of-effect attack of Ability paladin hammeroftherighteous [Hammer of the Righteous] no longer has a chance to miss secondary targets when the primary attack hits the paladin's target. If the primary attack of Hammer of the Righteous fails to hit the target due to miss/dodge/parry/block, no enemies will be affected by the area-of-effect attack. Rogues who are under Spell shadow nethercloak [Cloak of Shadows], however, are able to resist this damage.
  • The Warp Stalker (hunter pet) ability Time Warp can no longer be used on paladins with the Divine Shield buff active.


  • Spell frost windwalkon [Inner Focus] can no longer be cast before the effect of its preceding spell completes (Inner Focus will only be applied to spells that are cast after it).
  • Spell holy prayerofshadowprotection [Sin and Punishment] now works properly when two players of the same faction are fighting each other (including in Arenas). A string error may appear when the opponent is feared even though the talent functions correctly.


  • All raid bosses are now properly immune to Spell shadow blackplague [Suffering] (Voidwalker taunt ability).

Dungeons & Raids[]

Blackwing Descent[]

  • Drakeadon Mongrels can now be taunted.
  • The debuff from Pyreclaw's Flame Buffet now only lasts 8 seconds.
  • The Golem Sentry's Flash Bomb damage has been reduced in the 25-player version.
  • The health of Drakeadon Mongrels and Drakonid Slayers has been reduced in 10- and 25-player versions.
  • Nefarian's Blazing Inferno damage and knockdown radius has been reduced to match the spell effect graphic.


  • Some Vicious Gladiator's weapons (item level 359) incorrectly had their costs increased. This has been corrected. Two-hand and ranged weapons now cost 3400 Conquest Points, while one-hand and caster weapons now cost 2450 Conquest Points.
  • All Vicious Gladiator's weapons (item level 372) have been temporarily removed from the Glorious Conquest Quartermasters until the time is right to officially introduce them into Azerothian society.


  • Many items incorrectly rendered unusable in rated Battlegrounds and Arenas have been made usable again.


Battle for Gilneas[]

  • The banners at each capture point now take 8 seconds to capture, up from 5. Note that when the banners are neutral and have not yet been captured by either faction at the start of a battle, they will display the wrong location names (Mine says Farm, Waterworks says Blacksmith, and Lighthouse says Stables).


  • Spell holy holyprotection [Gift of the Naaru] now has a maximum limit to the amount healed when used on friendly NPCs with large amounts of health.