February 12, 2024 — World of Warcraft — Blizzard News

Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Wrath of the Lich King Classic, Burning Crusade Classic, Season of Discovery, and WoW Classic. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

Hotfixes


February 12, 2024

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Everbloom

    • Fixed an issue where Rockspine Stinger’s Venom Burst could be applied to non-player targets.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue preventing progress as intended on the legendary questline “Handling It”.

WoW Classic: Season of Discovery

  • You can now get a new Squall-breakers Potion from Rau Cliffrunner in Freewind Post upon accepting the quest “Calm Before the Storm”.
  • Recipe: Lesser Arcane Elixir is now bind-on-pickup.
  • The Battle for Ashenvale weekly quests “Clear the Forest!” and “Repelling Invaders” now grant full XP and reputation rewards, through level 40.
  • The Ashenvale Rallying Cry world buff is now usable through level 39.
  • The Spark of Inspiration world buff now correctly increases +healing.
  • Item requirements for the quests “Power of da Wind”, “Power of da Earth”, and “Power of da Water” have been reduced.
  • Druid

    • Starsurge base damage reduced by 35%, and its benefit from bonus spell damage effects reduced to 42.9%, matching other instant spells.
    • Starsurge now provides a new effect: your next Starfire cast within 15 seconds deals 66% increased damage.
    • Fixed an issue with Enhanced Restoration preventing Nourish from gaining increased healing from Rejuvenation and Regrowth.

  • Paladin

    • Fixed an issue where the Sheathe of Light spell power proc wasn’t correctly activated by melee attacks.

  • Shaman

    • Fixed an issue where Ravaging Tempest could sometimes not lose its protective aura when Ailgrah Splittusk was killed.

  • Stranglethorn Vale PvP Event

    • Players who resurrect in Stranglethorn Vale during the Blood Moon event and gain Drained of Blood will now be immune to attack during its duration, but unable to cast spells or attack. They can mount and move to another location and are invisible to players outside their party.
    • Drained of Blood duration reduced to 20 seconds (was 60 seconds).
    • Drained of Blood now has a visual.
    • Players who wish to opt out of Blood Moon should now more easily notice the Zandalarian Emissary.


February 8, 2024

Achievements

  • Support Your Local Artisans now requires donations totaling 50,000 gold (was 70,000) to the Artisan’s Consortium.

Classes

  • Shaman

    • Resolved an issue causing Earth Shield casts from another Shaman to sometimes override Earth Shield.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Darkheart Thicket

    • Addressed an issue where Archdruid Glaidalis can fail to use Grievous Leap on a player standing on top of a nearby object.
    • Addressed an issue in Archdruid Glaidalis’s encounter where Nightmare Abominations can be stuck in a state of evasion when spawned on top of an elevated surface.

  • Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall

    • Addressed an issue where Dazhak’s Incinerating Blightbreath can fizzle if the targeted player dies during Dazhak’s charge.
    • Addressed an issue where Chronofade is not considered an AoE effect.

  • The Everbloom

    • Addressed an issue in the Ancient Protectors encounter where Dulhu’s Noxious Charge can still go off if he dies while casting.

Player versus Player

  • Priest

    • Shadow

      • Resolved an issue causing the Shadow Amirdrassil 4-set bonus to not be consumed when landing a killing blow on some pets and totems.

  • Shaman

    • Resolved an issue causing some spells to kill Grounding Totem without directly targeting the totem.
    • Resolved an issue causing redirected damage over time effects to apply to Grounding Totem. Grounding Totem is once again immune to debuff effects.


February 6, 2024

Classes

  • Shaman

    • Primordial Wave now travels faster to its target.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope

    • The Hall of Fame is full, and Mythic difficulty is now available to cross-realm raid groups.
    • Fyrakk the Blazing

      • Reduced the number of Aflame targets from 4 to 3 on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fyrakk health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Burning and Dark Colossus health by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Spirit of the Kaldorei health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Darnassian Ancient health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • The Heart of Amirdrassil now begins stage two with 60% health remaining.
      • Reduced the number of Corrupted Seeds created from 2 to 1.

  • Temple of Ahn’Qiraj

    • The Prophet Skeram now properly respawns when the encounter is reset.

  • Vault of the Incarnates

    • Resolved an issue that could cause the Primal Council to not cast spells.

  • Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall

    • Addressed an issue where Dazhak can sometimes snap to target player on death while channeling Incinerating Blightbreath.

Items

  • Matrix Restabilizer all effects reduced by 20%.

February 1, 2024

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue in which the achievement Battle Mender: Season 3 was not providing progress.

Classes

  • Mage

    • Shifting Power’s visual will now appear smaller and should be less disruptive for the Mage’s allies.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope

    • Fyrakk the Blazing

      • Flamebound and Shadowbound are no longer private auras.
      • Developers’ notes: We’ve observed that the common strategy for players executing the Flamebound and Shadowbound mechanics on Mythic Fyrakk involves cumbersome addon/macro setup and execution. Our goal with this change is to remove this burden for players who are progressing on this encounter and refocus the challenge on the gameplay.

  • Blackrook Hold

    • Fixed an issue where the enemies around Lady Velendras Ravencrest do not have linked aggro.

  • Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall

    • Fixed an issue where Manifested Timeways can occasionally cast Unwind during keystones.

  • The Everbloom

    • Fixed an issue where the Ancient Protectors encounter can fail to respawn.
    • Fixed an issue where Archmage Sol can cast Cinderbolt Storm twice after gaining Fire Affinity.
    • Fixed an issue where the mages before Archmage Sol were not resetting their health after they left combat.

Pet Battles

  • Fixed an issue causing several multi-hit Battle Pet abilities to have a chance to ignore on-death passives such as Undead or Mechanical resurrection.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue causing Stoneform and Fireblood to trigger a longer cooldown for Gladiator’s Medallion than intended.

January 30, 2024

Achievements

  • The Title and Achievement Champion of the Dragonflights are now available to those who have completed the quest “Fair Skies and Strong Winds”.
  • Adjusted Sergeant Quackers’ responsiveness so that he is now more lenient with the number of nearby ducks he requires before joining the fight for Ducks in a Row.

Classes

  • Shaman

    • Resolved an issue causing Poison Cleansing Totem to not ignore line of sight.
    • Elemental

      • Corrected an issue where your character could sometimes get stuck in a state where they cannot use Lava Burst when previously having been talented into Elemental Blast.
      • Resolved an issue causing Primordial Bond to be incorrectly removed when an elemental dies or despawns while another elemental is active.

Dungeons

  • Atal’Dazar

    • Addressed an issue where the Rezan encounter can unexpectedly reset.

  • Dawn of the Infinite: Rise of Murozond

    • Addressed an issue where the visual for Spark of Tyr does not snap to ground.
    • Addressed an issue where Spark of Tyr will immediately trigger if the target has immunity.

  • Everbloom

    • Addressed an issue with the Ancient Protectors encounter where players can get stuck in combat and unable to release if Dulhu is pulled out of the boss area.
    • Addressed an issue where Witherbark can be pulled out of the encounter area.

Items

  • Fixed an issue where immunity effects on the player could prevent Fyrakk’s Tainted Rageheart from dealing damage to enemies.
  • The Verdant Gladiator’s Shotel cosmetic should now be purchasable from Glamora.

Player versus Player

  • Iridal, the Earth’s Master damage-on use-effect now deals 10% of its damage (was 30%) in PvP combat.
  • Death Knight

    • Unholy

      • Resolved an issue causing Outbreak to not apply Virulent Plague to enemy totems, Psyfiend, and Observer.


January 23, 2024

Classes

  • Paladin

    • Holy

      • Fixed an issue that caused Consecrations from Righteous Judgment to be despawned by new Consecrations.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Blessing of Autumn to not reduce the cooldown of Avenging Wrath.

  • Warlock

    • Demonology

      • Fixed an issue where Wild Imps summoned by Spiteful Reconstitution would fixate on far away targets.

Dungeons

  • Mythic+

    • Dawn of the Infinite: Rise of Murozond

      • Valow, Timesworn Keeper health reduced by 16%.
      • Lerai, Timesworn Maiden health reduced by 16%, and Ancient Radiance recast time increased.
      • Spurlok, Timesworn Sentinel health reduced by 16%, and Shrouding Sandstorm’s recast time increased.
      • Tyr, the Infinite Keeper Radiant Barrier damage absorb reduced by 15%.
      • Infinite Riftmage health reduced by 10%, and Infinite Burn recast time increased.
      • Time-Lost Battlefield Battle Senses / Thirst for Battle damage reduced by 20%, and Bladestorm movement reduction increased from 33% to 50%.
      • Chrono-Lord Deios Temporal Breath initial damage reduced by 16%, and damage-over-time effect reduced by 14%.
      • Infinite Keeper health reduced by 10%, and Chronal Burn damage reduced by 15%, and Infinite Blast damage reduced by 10%.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue causing the Mettle effect from Infurious Warboots of Impunity, Infurious Footwraps of Indemnity, Infurious Boots of Reprieve, and Infurious Binding of Gesticulation to not trigger when interrupting spells.
  • Shaman

    • Resolved an issue causing the Mettle effect from Infurious Boots of Reprieve to grant less stats than intended when triggering the effect using Earthgrab Totem and Capacitor Totem.


January 22, 2024

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue where kills on Evokers did not count towards the achievement It Takes Class.

Classes

  • Death Knight

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Blood

      • Bone Shield now grants armor based on 80% of Strength (was 70%).

    • Frost

      • All damage dealt increased by 4%. Not applied to PvP combat.

    • Unholy

      • All damage dealt by you and your pet’s abilities increased by 4%. Not applied to PvP combat.

  • Druid

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Feral

      • Rip damage increased by 10%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Rake periodic damage increased by 5%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Primal Wrath damage increased by 10%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Feral Frenzy damage increased by 5%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Lunar Inspiration damage increased by 10%.
      • Rampant Ferocity damage increased by 25%.

    • Restoration

      • Swiftmend now costs 1.4% base mana (was 1.6%).
      • Grove Guardian now costs 1% base mana (was 1.2%).
      • Wild Growth now costs 3.8% base mana (was 4%).
      • Regrowth now costs 2.8% base mana (was 3.2%).
      • Efflorescence now costs 3% base mana (was 3.2%).

  • Evoker

    • Preservation

      • Dream Breath, Fire Breath, and Spiritbloom will no longer go on cooldown and fail to activate in circumstances where you are crowd controlled at the same time as completing the empower cast. 

  • Hunter

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Survival

      • All damage dealt by Hunter and Hunter’s pet’s abilities is increased by 4%.

  • Monk

    • Windwalker

      • Blackout Reinforcement is now correctly consumed when an empowered Blackout Kick is used against an absorb shield.

  • Paladin

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Holy

      • Shield of the Righteous damage increased by 30%.
      • Consecration damage increased by 30%.

    • Retribution

      • Wake of Ashes damage increased by 20%.
      • Truth’s Wake damage increased by 28%.
      • Seething Flames damage increased by 28%.
      • Blade of Justice damage increased by 20%.
      • Final Verdict damage increased by 10%.

  • Priest

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Holy

      • Holy Word: Sanctify’s healing increased by 25%.
      • Heal’s healing increased by 25%.
      • Flash Heal healing increased by 15%.
      • Holy Word: Chastise’s damage increased by 30%.
      • Smite’s damage increased by 30%.
      • Shadow Word: Pain’s damage increased by 15%.

    • Shadow

      • Mind Blast damage increased by 10%.
      • Devouring Plague damage increased by 10%.
      • Shadowy Apparition damage increased by 20%.
      • Psychic Link now causes direct damage spells to inflict 30% of their damage on all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch (was 25%).

  • Shaman

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Restoration

      • All healing increased by 5%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Lava Burst damage increased by 20%.
      • Flame Shock damage increased by 20%.
      • Lightning Bolt damage increased by 20%.

  • Warlock

    • Affliction

      • Resolved an issue causing the cooldown of Soul Swap to sometimes display incorrectly.

  • Warrior

    • Developers note: Changes are live after realm restarts.
    • Arms

      • Cleave damage increased by 10%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Dreadnaught damage increased by 30%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Deep Wounds damage increased by 15%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Amirdrassil 4 set bonus – Bonus damage for the triggered Thunder Clap increased to 200% (was 100%). Not applied to PvP combat.

    • Protection

      • Vanguard now grants a 40% increase to Stamina (was 35%).
      • Ignore Pain absorption increased by 5%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Return to Karazhan

    • Opera Hall: Westfall Story

      • Defeating Toe Knee too quickly will no longer prevent the encounter from continuing.

Items

  • Fyr’alath the Dreamrender

    • Developers note: We’ve heard feedback about the ease of use of Fyr’alath’s active ability and are making adjustments to address this and further encourage its use without significantly affecting overall contribution. These changes will be going live with realm restarts.
    • Mark of Fyr’alath is now correctly applied to all secondary targets of Obliterate and is additionally applied by Rage of Fyr’alath’s final strike.
    • Mark of Fyr’alath damage decreased by 20%.
    • Rage of Fyr’alath duration is now affected by Haste.
    • Rage of Fyr’alath damage increased by 15%.

  • [With realm restarts] The Manuscript of Endless Possibilities should now be the Vial of Endless Draconic Scales. If you had acquired the manuscript you should now be able to find the Vial waiting for you in your toybox.

Player versus Player

  • Developers note: PvP changes are live with realm restarts.
  • General

    • Cloth specialization classes now gain an additional 35% armor in Arenas and Battlegrounds.
    • Plate specialization classes now have their armor reduced by 30% in Arenas and Battlegrounds.
    • The Gladiator’s Distinction 2-piece set bonus now increases Stamina by 15% for Damage Dealer and Tank roles (was 5%).
    • The Gladiator’s Distinction 2-piece set bonus now increases Stamina by 20% for Healer roles (was 15%).
    • All fear and root effects in PvP may now take 100% more damage before canceling in PvP combat.

  • Death Knight

    • Unholy

      • Festering Wound damage is now increased by 180% in PvP Combat (was 195%).
      • Death Coil damage is now increased by 60% in PvP Combat (was 70%).
      • Necrotic Wound now absorbs 3% of healing received (was 4%) and heals for up to 3% of the Death Knight’s maximum health (was 4%).

  • Druid

    • Bear Form now increases armor by 175% in PvP (was 220%).
    • Moonkin Form now increases armor by 100% in PvP (was 125%).
    • Deep Roots increases the amount of damage required to cancel Entangling Roots or Mass Entangle by 75% (was 250%).
    • Feral

      • Frenzied Regeneration is no longer decreased by 20% in PvP for Feral Druids.

    • Restoration

      • Mana regeneration now reduced by 50% in PvP combat (was 45%).
      • Healing reduced by 5% in PvP combat.

  • Mage

    • Rigid Ice increases the amount of damage required to cancel Frost Nova by 20% in PvP combat (was 80%).
    • Frost

      • Amirdrassil 4-piece set effectiveness is no longer reduced in PvP.

  • Monk

    • Windwalker

      • Amirdrassil 2-piece set effectiveness is now reduced by 80% in PvP combat (was 60%).

  • Priest

    • Discipline

      • Amirdrassil 2-piece set effectiveness is no longer reduced in PvP.

  • Rogue

    • Subtlety

      • Eviscerate damage reduced by 10% in PvP combat.

  • Shaman

    • Elemental

      • Armor reduced by 12.5% in PvP.

    • Restoration

      • Armor reduced by 12.5% in PvP.

  • Warlock

    • Nightmare increases the amount of damage required to cancel Fear by 30% in PvP combat (was 60%).
    • Demon Skin increases armor by 22.5%/45% in PvP (was 45%/90%).

  • Warrior

    • Armored to the Teeth effectiveness increased by 45% in PvP.
    • Fury

      • Anger Management now reduces Recklessness and Ravager’s cooldown by 1 second per 15 rage spent (was 20 rage).

Quests

  • Players who are trying to turn in the raid quest, “Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: Sarkareth” but are unable to, should return to the Seat of the Aspects in Valdrakken and find Ebyssian. He should allow you to turn in the quest now.
  • Fixed an issue with the Research quests/world quests of Azerothian Archives where all players could see the arcane familiars being summoned whenever any player began them.
  • Added a plank in Gilneas to allow people to complete the quest “What Tomorrow Brings”.

    • Developers note: In 10.2.6, we will remove the gates (and also remove the plank) to allow people to complete the quest as intended.


January 18, 2024

Classes

  • Death Knight

    • Frost

      • Frostscythe now works with Bonegrinder talent.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented the spell alert for Killing Machine with Fatal Fixation from visually displaying stacks correctly.
      • Fixed a bug that caused a sound effect issue with Glacial Advance.

  • Shaman

    • Resolved an issue causing the Ancestral Defense talent to increase area-of-effect damage taken instead of reducing it.

Dungeons

  • In Mythic+ difficulties, Afflicted Souls will no longer be treated as players.
  • Darkheart Thicket

    • Fixed an issue where Corruption Pool can linger on players.
    • Archdruid Glaidalis’s Primal Rampage no longer damages pets.

  • Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall

    • Fixed a Chronikar issue with Eon Shatter’s ground targeting visual sometimes failing to appear.

  • Waycrest Manor

    • Fixed a Heartsbane Triad issue where the aura of one of the sisters could linger on players after they lose the iris.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where Frigid Petals was not being cancelled when entering a battleground.
  • Fixed an issue where attaining Bloody Tokens in Zaralek Caverns and Emerald Dream were not contributing to Bloodstained Bounty, Blood Bank, or Prosperously Bloody achievements.

Quests

  • Players who found themselves unable to pick up “A Little Hope is Never without Worth” should return to the grove in the Emerald Dream to continue (provided the plant growth phase is complete).
  • Fixed a bug preventing several steps of the Blue Dragonflight questline “The Veiled Ossuary” from appearing.

Travel

  • Removed the Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder requirement for dragonriding in Kul Tiras and Zandalar.

The hotfix notes for the previous patch can be found here.

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