World of Warcraft – BFA 8.1.5 ALL HOTFIXES

World of Warcraft – BFA 8.1.5 ALL HOTFIXES

May 14, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • The random Bombard locations in stage one are now less likely to light a Zandalari Ballista on fire when players are not nearby.
      • Chilling Touch now begins when Arcane Barrage is interrupted (previously was when Nathanos is freed).
      • Arcane Barrage duration reduced to 90 seconds in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulty and to 60 seconds in Mythic difficulty (was 120 seconds in all difficulties).
      • Prismatic Images now spawn closer to Jaina (was centered on the middle of the area).
      • Icefall is timed to no longer coincide with full power Gathering Blizzard in Mythic difficulty.
      • Gathering Blizzard and Freezing Blood should now be more responsive in Mythic difficulty.
      • Jaina’s health has been reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Void Crash and Crushing Doubt now prefer ranged targets.
      • Witness the End duration reduced to 7 seconds (was 9 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Zaxasj the Speaker and Fa’thuul the Feared health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void
      • Void Crash now prefers ranged targets.
      • Insatiable Torment now prefers damage dealers.
      • Piercing Gaze of N’Zoth duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 5 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Undying Guardians health reduced by 17% in Mythic difficulty.
      • The number of players targeted with Unstable Resonance has been reduced to 12 per cast (was 18) and now prefers ranged targets on Mythic difficulty.
      • Uu’nat’s health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
        • Developers’ notes: Along with slightly reducing the overall difficulty of its encounters on Mythic difficulty, these changes are aimed at encouraging more diverse raid compositions, as well as making the encounters more accessible to guilds with melee-heavy rosters.

Items

  • Bonus rolls that reward Artifact Power will now grant 2,000 gold to players who have maximized their Heart of Azeroth.

May 09, 2019

Player versus Player

  • Shaman
    • Resolved an issue that prevented Lava Burst from dealing damage to targets that were not in line of sight of the Shaman at the time of the spell’s impact.

Items

  • Gladiator’s Maledict now immediately displays a new additional debuff on players targeted by the trinket’s spell indicating when they will be struck by its damage and healing absorb effects.

May 06, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Reduced the health of Fa’thuul the Feared, Zaxasj the Speaker, Visage from Beyond, and Trident of Deep Ocean for groups in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
        • Developers’ note: We’ve changed the health scaling on some enemies in The Restless Cabal encounter. Now a 10-player raid should see a 15% reduction in health while a 30-player raid should see the affected enemies have about the same health as before.

May 03, 2019

Children’s Week

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing Children’s Week achievements with the Kul Tiran or Zandalari orphans.
  • Players will now be able to complete the Home Alone achievement by using their Dalaran Hearthstone or Hearthstone replacement toys.

Quests

  • Players will once again be able to slay waves of naga warriors in “Attrition”.

April 30, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Crucible of Storms
    • Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void
      • Storm of Annihilation damage to players reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Insatiable Torment recast time increased to 45 seconds in Mythic difficulty (was 30 seconds).

Items

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Void Stone from absorbing damage if the player was struck for more damage than the absorb amount.
  • Enemy players will now be able to see the damaging missile of Harbinger’s Inscrutable Will.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the cooldown on Mindthief’s Eldritch Clasp from triggering if the target was immune.

Player versus Player

  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Shadowstrike no longer deals reduced damage in PvP (was a 10% reduction).
      • Eviscerate no longer deals reduced damage in PvP (was a 15% reduction).
      • Mastery: Executioner is now reduced by 20% in PvP (was 33%).

April 29, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Crucible of Storms
    • Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void
      • Uu’nat no longer can cast Oblivion Tear immediately following Unstable Resonance in Mythic difficulty.
      • Adjusted the timing of Eyes of N’Zoth to be further spread out from Unstable Resonance in Mythic difficulty.
      • Unstable Resonance duration increased from 12 seconds to 15 seconds.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Ancestral Resonance from extending the duration of some Bloodlust and Heroism effects.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed The Well-Worn Blindfold to drop from Darkmoon Game Prizes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused “Against Overwhelming Odds” to display the incorrect item level for some rewards.

Quests

  • Goblins are once again easily able to vanquish “Volcanoth!” with their Bootzooka on the Lost Isles.
  • “A Scarlet Letter” can now be completed by Zandalari trolls.

User Interface

  • The experience bar for Heart of Azeroth will now indicate when a player has reached maximum level.

April 25, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • The damage from Power Overwhelming has increased to 1000% (was 300%).
      • Zaxasj the Speaker will now prioritize attacking players over pets.
    • Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void
      • Oblivion Tear targeting now prioritizes ranged players.
      • Hunger for the End no longer heals the caster upon reaching a stack count of 10 or more in Mythic difficulty.
      • Unstable Resonance now checks for negative collisions after a very short delay instead of immediately upon being applied on Mythic difficulty.

April 23, 2019

Classes

  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Auspicious Spirits damage reduced to 70% (was 100%).
    • Developers’ notes: The damage reduction to this talent is meant to curb the synergy of Insanity and Shadowy Apparition generation when combined with some Azerite traits, while still leaving it as a fun and interesting combo.

Items

  • World Quest reward gear maximum item level has been increased to item level 370 (was ilvl 360).
  • Emissary rewards gear maximum item level has been increased to ilvl 395 (was ilvl 385).
  • Emissary rewards for Azerite Armor will now drop at a maximum of ilvl 400 (was ilvl 385).
  • The item level of gear rewards for “Against Overwhelming Odds” has been increased to item level 395 (was ilvl 385).
    • Developers’ notes: With the Raid Finder (and Mythic) difficulty for Crucible of Storms opening today, we have increased the maximum item level for certain World Quest and quest rewards to help players get raid-ready.
  • Harbinger’s Inscrutable Will now always fires a silencing spear at the player’s location, regardless of which direction they face.
  • Fathom Dredgers will now benefit from Versatility as intended.
  • Fathom Dredgers will now grant the correct amount of shield per mana spent.

Player versus Player

  • Abyssal Speaker Gauntlets’s shield absorption effect is reduced by 66% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Trident of Deep Oceans’s shield absorption effect is reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

April 18, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players from dispelling Promises of Power on Normal difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue where players were unable to leave the room after defeating The Restless Cabal.

Items

  • The Phantom Pain cooldown from Mindthief’s Eldritch Clasp no longer dislays by default in the user interface.

Quests

  • Lost Alpacas have returned to the deserts of Vol’dun for players to wrangle in “Alpacas Gone Wild” and “They Have Alpacas Here”.

April 17, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Leggings of the Aberrant Tidesage no longer drop for Restoration Druids or Mistweaver Monks.
      • Fa’thuul’s Floodguards and Grips of Forsaken Sanity no longer drop for Restoration Shamans.
    • Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void
      • Legplates of Unbound Anguish no longer drop for Blood Death Knights, Holy and Protection Paladins, or Protection Warriors

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the maximum score from being displayed in Arathi Blizzard.

April 16, 2019

Classes

  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Fixed an issue that caused Stagger to mitigate more damage than intended from environmental sources.
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Fixed an issue that caused Holy Shield to mitigate more damage than intended from environmental sources.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle for Dazar’alor
    • Conclave of the Chosen
      • The radius of the area safe from Pa’ku’s Wrath has been increased on Heroic difficulty.
      • The area of effect for Krag’wa’s Wrath has been reduced.
      • The target visual for Krag’wa’s Wrath has been adjusted so it is easier to see.
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Tempting Sirens’s base health has been reduced on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
  • Blackwing Lair
    • Chromaggus will once again drop the following items: Claw of Chromaggus, Ashjre’thul, Crossbow of Smiting, Elementium Threaded Cloak, Primalist’s Linked Waistguard, Taut Dragonhide Gloves, Shimmering Geta, and Girdle of the Fallen Crusader.
  • Dire Maul
    • Fixed a bug that prevented players from looting the Gordok Tribute chest in Dire Maul.
  • The MOTHERLODE!!
    • Mogul Razdunk
      • Drill Smash no longer hits pets or guardians and does not remove stacks of Configuration: Drill if any are within the area of impact.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed an issue that caused Meticulous Scheming to trigger less frequently than intended.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the intended 50% reduction to Azerite Traits in PvP from being applied to Traits found on Engineering helms.
  • The effectiveness of Ward of Envelopment and Mirror of Entwined Fate in PvP has been reduced by 50% for player characters who are not in a healing specialization.
  • The effectiveness of Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism in PvP has been reduced by 50% for player characters who are not in a tank specialization.
    • Developers’ notes: The above trinkets are balanced for healers and tanks in PvP, and their current tuning slows down the pacing of Arena combat unacceptably when used by nonstandard roles. Reducing their effectiveness in PvP, for those roles only, will allow them to remain a formidable option.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from completing “No One Left Behind” if Rokhan did not spawn.

April 09, 2019

Raids and Dungeons

  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
    • Howling Winds duration increased to 10 minutes (was 2 minutes) on all difficulties.
    • Gathering Blizzard’s progress is now reset at the start of the second intermission on Mythic difficulty.
    • Ice Block health lowered by 25% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Shattering Lance charge up time increased to 9 seconds (was 8 seconds) on Mythic difficulty.
    • Jaina will now always teleport to a predictable location during the first intermission on Mythic difficulty.

April 05, 2019

Brawler’s Guild

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing the “The Brawlpub Trial”.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that prevented “A Nose for Ptrouble” from being completed when Naga World Quests were active.
  • Warriors will once again be able to use the Dalaran Crater portal while completing the Arms Legion Artifact quest line to earn Strom’kar, the Warbreaker.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to get stuck in the combat phase for “Turning the Tides”
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players who had not yet completed certain story quests in Warfang Hold could not complete the faction assault world quest “Ale Intent”.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
    • Glacial Tidestorm will now only drop for players who have not acquired the mount previously (but it will remain tradeable).

April 02, 2019

Allied Races

  • Talanji’s ascension to Queen during the Zandalari Allied Race unlock quest line will no longer prevent players from completing quests that use her previous Princess title.

Azerite Knowledge

  • The Azerite Knowledge system that periodically reduces the Artifact Power required to level up the Heart of Azeroth has been extended to April 23.Developers’ notes: This change should give more players the opportunity to attain Azerite traits on current gear and reach the current maximum artifact level of 50 before the major Heart of Azeroth system update coming in Rise of Azshara.

Brawler’s Guild

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players that died during a Rumble from ranking up in their next solo fight and receiving the correct rewards.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players under level 120 to queue for Brawler’s Guild fights.

Communications

  • Players will once again be able to share their in-game adventures on Twitter.

Items

  • The Honorable, Prestigious, Elite, Esteemed, and Glorious Pennant toy effects will now display properly on female human characters.
  • Silas’ Stone of Transportation will once again allow Alliance players to go to Arom’s Stand.

Player versus Player

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Resolved an issue that caused Revitalize to increase the duration of Rejuvenation more than intended.

Quests

  • Mages will once again be able to use the Karazhan portal while completing the quest line to earn the Frost Legion Artifact, Ebonchill.

Raids and Dungeons

  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
    • Abilities that grant immunity (e.g. Mage’s Ice Block, Paladin’s Divine Shield, and Rogue’s Cloak of Shadows) will now clear stacks of Chilling Touch on Heroic, Normal, and Raid Finder difficulties in Battle for Dazar’alor.

March 27, 2019

Communications

  • Resolved an issue in Silvermoon that prevented some players from joining General, Trade, or Local Defense chat channels.

Items

  • The Flight Master’s Whistle will no longer drop players off at unintended locations

Player versus Player

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed a bug that caused Necrotic Aura to dismount Worgen players from Running Wild if it hit an enemy.
    • Unholy
      • Fixed a bug that allowed Magus of the Dead to melee attack.
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Raise Abomination to prevent a Ghoul from attacking its target temporarily.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Fixed a bug that caused Soul of the Forest to be consumed by Revitalize.

Raids and Dungeons

  • The MOTHERLODE!!
    • Completing The Motherlode!! on Mythic difficulty will once again grant credit for “Emissary of War”.

March 26, 2019

Allied Races

  • Regeneratin’ no longer benefits from other effects that increase healing.

Classes

  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Consecration and Wake of Ashes’s global cooldowns to be reduced more than intended by haste.

Player versus Player

  • Players will now receive 50% more Conquest when participating in Rated Battlegrounds or Arenas until they have completed their 9th weekly “Conquest’s Reward”.
  • The Tiger’s Peak arena has been temporarily closed for repairs and will be returned to the arena map pool in a future update.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from earning achievement Territorial Dominance.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented eligible players from receiving the achievement The 5-Cap Crew in Arathi Basin.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to use the Avatar of Kimbul to eliminate members of the opposing faction if they abandoned “Wrath of the Tiger”.

Raids and Dungeons

  • King Rastakhan
    • Fixed a bug that caused Death Rifts to disappear before the end of the encounter in Battle for Dazar’alor.
  • Garalon
    • Fixed a bug where players could be trapped like a bug after defeating the bug Garalon. It was bugging us.

March 21, 2019

Achievements

  • The Dinner Impossible is now again possible to achieve in Arathi Basin.
Allied Races
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Kul Tiran characters from using the ferry system in Boralus if they skipped the Battle for Lordaeron scenario or used a Level 110 Character Boost.
Brawler’s Guild
  • Players who purchase a Rumble Card should now be automatically added to the queue for the upcoming rumble.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving credit for “Solving the Mystery” after killing a mystery boss.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Mindbreaker Gzzaj from dealing damage to Alliance players when casting Mind Break.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from being awarded victory if a player defeated Ro-Shambo playing the Rock, Paper, Scissors game.
Classes
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Light of the Protector’s global cooldown to be reduced more than intended by haste.
Player versus Player
  • Honor gained within Battle for Wintergrasp has been increased, putting it in line with other Epic Battlegrounds.
  • The Ivory Feather can be used once again in battlegrounds to gain Marks of Prey.
Quests
  • Players will no longer be trapped in the combat phase for “The Darnassus Mission”.
  • Fixed a bug that caused spider NPCs to evade and prevent players from completing “The Council Has Spoken”

March 18, 2019

Player versus Player

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving credit toward the Arathi Basin All-Star achievement when assaulting or defending flags.

Professions

  • Tailoring
    • Fixed a bug that would cause Shade of Delormi to evade and prevent players from completing “If the Shoe Fits…” if a rogue Vanished.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented players who don’t yet know how to fly in the Broken Isles from returning to the quest location during “If the Shoe Fits…”.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug that caused players’ screens to turn black during “Mac’Aree, Jewel of Argus”.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from completing “The Aeonian Artisan” if they had not unlocked Island Expeditions.

March 15, 2019

Allied Races

  • Regeneratin’ is no longer interrupted by Stagger damage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused male Zandalari trolls to get stuck while walking up stairs.
  • Race or faction changing a Druid to Kul Tiran or Zandalari will no longer remove your Cenarion Circle reputation.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players who completed the Zandalari Troll unlock questline from accepting “Discreet Discussions.”
  • Fixed a bug that caused Zandalari Druids in Moonkin form to miniaturize their mounts if they shapeshifted into another form.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from turning in quests to Queen Talanji after completing the Zandalari unlock quest line.
  • Fixed an issue that caused boosted characters to be incorrectly phased when trying to complete “The Battle for Broken Shore.”

Brawler’s Guild

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Penguin Stampede brawl from starting.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving the Brawler title after earning the Brawler for Azeroth achievement.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from being able to start the Brawler’s Guild trial if another player started the trial when they were in the same queue.
  • Rumbles will no longer be included in Random brawls. Too hard, no fun.

Classes

  • Rogue
  • Assassination
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Rogues to remain in stealth if they cast Fan of Knives but did not strike a target.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Fan of Knives to generate a combo point when no targets were hit by the ability.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed a bug that caused building health displayed to fluctuate randomly in Wintergrasp.
  • Arathi Basin wins will again count toward the Arathi Basin Veteran achievement.

Items

  • The Horde and Alliance Gladiator Quartermasters have restocked their Saltwater Potions and Glider Kits supplies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Bloodsoaked Skullforge Reaver heirloom to require a Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing to scale to level 120.
  • The Champion’s Salute toy has returned from some much-needed rest and relaxation and is ready to impress onlookers once more.

Quests

  • Paxton has been given a leg up so players can complete “Getting a Leg Up”
  • Hungering Plaguehounds can be fed once again during “An Undead’s Best Friend.”
  • Players who became stuck after closing all the rifts on Seam Stress should be able to log out and back in to continue “Saving Nine”.
  • The “Calligraphy” Tortollan quest givers are now more understanding of your missteps. You do you, boo.

March 5, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Freezing tidepools now last for 50 seconds on Raid Finder difficulty.

Items

  • Twin-Pipe Buster Cannon bonus effect damage has been increased by 83%.
    • Developers’ notes: While iterating on itemization feedback, we discovered that the Buster Cannon’s effect had been tuned low. This should make it more competitive with other ranged weapons at similar item levels. Should you wish to restore a deleted Twin-Pipe Buster Cannon, please use our Item Restoration website: https://battle.net/support/restoration

Player versus Player

  • Many guard posts and flight points are now more well-guarded.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that caused Virulent Plague to incorrectly interrupt the enemy’s eating and drinking after the initial cast of Outbreak.

February 26, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Soul of the Tidepriest/Tidepriestess now waits 15 seconds before casting their empowerment spells on Normal difficulty (was 5 seconds).
      • Sea Storm’s cast time has been increased to 4 seconds on Normal difficulty (was 2.5 seconds).
      • Sea Storm initial AOE damage reduced by 20% on Normal difficulty.
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • Glacial Shards border visibility increased, and move speed decreased by roughly 20%.
      • Howling Winds visual intensity lowered by 10%.
      • The G.M.O.D. mount now has a chance to drop on completion of the final wing on Raid Finder difficulty.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed an issue causing Endless Hunger to repeatedly consume the essence of certain corpses.

Player versus Player

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Bonded Souls healing reduced by 85% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 50%).
    • Developers’ notes: We’ve identified that Bonded Souls has been providing too much healing in an arena environment when multiple members of a team equip the trait.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Focused Growth now reduces the mana cost of Lifebloom by 8% (was 20%).
      • Focused Growth now increases the healing of Lifebloom by 8% per stack (was 20%).
      • Developers’ notes: As we’ve monitored PvP matches since our PvP mana changes to healers and Restoration Druids, we’ve found that Lifebloom, as a source of healing, has become too-efficient. While the reduction to Focused Growth’s increased healing and mana cost savings is a sizeable change, Restoration Druids have a wide variety of well-performing PvP talent options to fit in its place.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue where Hammer of Reckoning could cause Avenging Wrath and Crusade to have a shorter duration than intended.

 

February 20, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Opulence
      • Unleashed Rage (opal gem buff) and Earthen Roots (emerald gem buff) now also increase damage dealt by pets.
    • King Rastakhan
      • Fixed a bug that caused the encounter to unintentionally reset after resurrecting a player who died in the Death Realm.
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • Chilling Touch duration reduced by 20%.
      • Chilling Touch is no longer affected by Da Voodoo Shuffle.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Freezing Blood to be sometimes applied to players who correctly had allies nearby, on Mythic Difficulty.

Items

  • Fixed a bug that caused Enveloping Protection to be removed early when a target was hit with an attack that would fully absorb the shield.

Player versus Player

  • Druid
    • Resolved an issue that caused Thorns to deal damage when the target is struck by unintended spells such as Eye for an Eye, Frost Fever, or Virulent Plague.
    • Restoration
      • Fixed a bug that caused Soul of the Forest to increase the healing of Germination applied by Nourish without being consumed.
      • Fixed a bug that allowed Nourish to apply two copies of Lifebloom to a target.

Quests

  • Flushed out a bug that prevented players from always being properly credited for objectives on “Flush Them Out”.

February 14, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • High Tinker Mekkatorque
      • Wind Up now grants 10% Haste and Movement Speed in Heroic difficulty (was 20%).
      • Boss health lowered by 5% in Heroic difficulty.
    • King Rastakhan
      • Seal of Purification, Scorching Detonation, and Withering Burst should no longer hit pets.
  • Uldir
    • Taloc
      • Orbs of Harmony will now respawn when the Taloc encounter resets.

Player versus Player

  • Restoration Druid mana regeneration is now reduced by 55% in PvP.
  • Holy Priest, Holy Paladin, Restoration Shaman, and Mistweaver Monk mana regeneration is now reduced by 50% in PvP.
  • Discipline Priest mana regeneration is now reduced by 45% in PvP.
  • Balance Druid, Feral Druid, and Elemental Shaman mana regeneration is reduced by 35% in PvP.
    • Developers’ notes: We’ve taken a careful look at healer mana during longer PvP engagements in both Arenas and battlegrounds, and the changes above are intended to address several concerns. In PvP, we want mana to feel like a more critical resource, and we want mana efficiency to be an important part of PvP healing. At the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, mana regeneration from all healer specs was reduced by 15-30% (depending on the class), and after reviewing the current state of the game, we feel like further reductions are necessary to both healer specs and a few hybrid specs.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Nourish mana cost increased by 30%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Neurotoxin now increases the cooldown of affected spells by 1 second (was 3 seconds).
      • Neurotoxin now has a 45 second cooldown (was 25 seconds).
      • Neurotoxin now has a 3 second duration (was 10 seconds).
        • Developers note: Unfortunately, we are unable to fix several technical issues with this spell at this time. We’re working on a fix for it that we hope to include in 8.1.5.

 

February 12, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Corrected an issue preventing the Keystone Master achievement from being properly awarded.
  • Court of Stars
    • Fixed a bug that prevented completion of the achievement Dropping Some Eaves while the World Quest “Court of Stars: Wraith in the Machine” is up.
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Jadefire Masters
      • Visual distinctions have been added to the Multisided Strike clones in Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

Event

  • High Overlord Saurfang heard a rumor that someone has a Love is in the Air surprise for him, and will risk coming out of hiding to receive it.

Items

  • The movement speed reduction from Everchill Anchor is now correctly treated as a Snare effect, and can now be dispelled as a Magic effect.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Ephemeral Recovery’s cooldown now correctly persists through immunity effects.
    • Druid
      • Arcanic Pulsar will now properly apply Celestial Alignment to the Druid if their 9th Starsurge cast kills a player summoned unit such as Tremor Totem.

Player versus Player

  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Fixed an issue that caused Poisoned Knife to remove your non-active lethal poison that was applied by Shiv.
      • Resolved an issue that caused Neurotoxin to increase the duration of school lockouts caused by interrupt abilities such as Kick.

February 8, 2019

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Scourge Strike will correctly damage Totems or Explosive Orbs that are the main target.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Jadefire Masters
      • Marksmanship Hunters’ Trick Shots now correctly deal damages to Force.
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Fixed a bug preventing Sister Katherine and Brother Joseph from correctly using Translocate if they were channeling Tidal or Storm’s Empowerment.
      • Fixed a bug preventing some Voltaic Flash patterns from hitting players on the docks on Mythic difficulty.

Events

  • The most-rare item containers from holiday bosses, such as Big Love Rocket, now drop for player characters at level 110 or higher (was level 98).

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Mage
      • Arcane
        • Arcane Charges gained from Brain Storm can correctly trigger Rule of Threes.

February 6, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fixed a Mythic Keystone dungeon issue that caused Reaping to not occur at the intended time in Shrine of the Storm while Teeming is active.
  • Stormwall Blockade
    • The time between the cast of Sea Swell and its impact has been increased to 3 seconds on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties (was 2 seconds).
    • Sea Swell damage reduced by 7.5% on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
  • King Rastakhan
    • The visual for Necrotic Smash should now better fit the size of the area affected.

Items

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Everchill Anchor effect from being applied by multiple players to the same target.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Hunter
      • Fixed an issue that caused Dire Consequences to summon a Dire Beast less often than intended.

World

  • New guard posts have been added to several locations, and in many locations where guards were getting wrecked by players, the guards have hit the gym and are now more stronk.

February 4, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • In Mythic Keystone dungeons, Explosives no longer gain bonus health from Fortified.
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Fixed a cosmetic issue that caused several boats to unintentionally attempt to siege Zuldazar from underwater.
      • Fixed a line-of-sight issue that prevented players from damaging Laminaria as intended.
      • Increased Tidal Empowerment energy gain and Storm’s Empowerment energy gain to 3 per 3 seconds (was 2 per 3 seconds).
  • Tol’Dagor
    • Heavy Cannons no longer kill the Souls spawned by Reaping before they are active.

Player versus Player

  • Items
  • The absorb provided by Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism is now cleared at the start of an Arena or Battleground and is considered a Magic effect for dispels.
  • Bwonsamdi’s Bargain can no longer prevent death while participating in Arenas or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Paladin
  • Protection
    • Light of the Protector and Hand of the Protector’s healing reduced by 40% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Mana regeneration reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Developers’ notes: With the launch of Tides of Vengeance, the additional healing granted by Hand of the Protector was changed to be based on the target’s missing health, rather than the Paladin’s missing health. While healing is a core element of Protection Paladin survivability, this has proven to be more effective in PvP than intended. Protection Paladins should feel like they can survive high amounts of damage, and heal their teammates in a pinch, but not provide consistent and sustained healing to their teammates throughout a match.

World

  • Guards who go hard at players in War Mode have been added to Terrace of the Devoted and Tortoka Refuge.

February 1, 2019

Classes

  • Warlock
    • Demonic Gateway should no longer change your camera facing after being cast on a boat, and the visuals will now play correctly when being cast on a boat.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Darkshore
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing some players from Bonus Rolling on the Darkshore World Boss.
    • Developers’ notes: This issue was quite challenging to solve, and we’d like to thank players who reported occurrences of it to Blizzard Customer Support.
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • Adjusted Ice Shard and Grasp of Frost so that Jaina will cast while moving and be easier to maneuver around the field.
      • Fixed a bug where the Ice Shard debuff on Heroic and Mythic difficulties was not increasing in damage as stated in the tooltip.
      • Fixed a bug where players were unintentionally gaining additional stacks of Chilling Touch on Mythic difficulty.

Player versus Player

  • Sinister Gladiator Azerite items upgraded by a Battleborn Sigil or Warlord’s Trophy now have the correct amount of stamina.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Insignia family of PvP trinkets (such as Sinister Gladiator’s Insignia) from being activated by heals.

Hotfixes


January 30, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • The interval between spawns of Energized Storms has been reduced by 25% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Developers’ notes: This reverts one of the changes made yesterday. In combination with the health reduction to Laminaria and the Energized Storm, this additional change excessively reduced the difficulty of what was meant to be a challenging encounter deep in Battle of Dazar’alor, so we’re rolling it back. All other changes from yesterday remain.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed a bug that caused Bonded Souls to target pets. It will now only select the nearest friendly player while it is active.
    • Monk
      • Fury of Xuen can now stack up to 100 times (was 67).
      • Developers’ notes: In a hotfix made yesterday, the per-stack percentage went from 1.5 to 1%. We want the total chance to still be able to stack up to 100%.

World

  • Sylvanas has dispatched additional Horde guard support near the Banshee’s Wail and Warfront staging areas of the Port of Zandalar. The scamps with scrolls that were previously found in the Warfront area have been relocated to other parts of the Grand Bazaar.
  • Fixed a bug at some Guard Posts that caused NPC guards to ignore nearby players who need killin’.

January 29, 2019

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Death Coil damage increased by 20%.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Efflorescence healing increased by 15%.
      • Lifebloom and Wild Growth cost reduced by 7%.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • All damage and pet damage increased by 3%.
      • Developers’ note: Marksmanship damage has been a bit too low when not using Unerring Vision. With the reduction to Unerring Vision’s effectiveness, this increase brings Marksmanship up to a more appropriate overall level.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where demons from the Nether Portal talent would sometimes not correctly spawn when spending Soul Shards.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Mortal Strike, Execute, Slam, Overpower, and Rend damage increased by 8%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Jadefire Masters
      • Placing a raid marker while holding the egg for the Hidden Dragon achievement should no longer cause you to drop the egg.
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Laminaria health reduced by 10% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Energized Storm health reduced by 10% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Tidal Volley and Jolting Volley damage has been reduced by 10% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Sea Storm initial damage reduced by 10% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • The interval between spawns of Energized Storms has been increased by 25% on all non-Mythic difficulties.
      • Storm’s Wail now lasts 13 seconds on Raid Finder and Normal difficulties (was 10 seconds).
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • Fixed an issue where Elusive Brawler was not being correctly removed when dodging Ice Shard.
      • Jaina will now finish casting Orb of Frost or Glacial Ray before activating Ice Block if she detects Heroism or Bloodlust effects.
      • Frozen Solid can no longer be broken with stun breaks (Icebound Fortitude, Blink).
      • Jaina’s berserk timer has been adjusted to 15 minutes in non-Mythic difficulties. It is 12 minutes in Mythic difficulty.
    • King Rastakahn
      • Fixed a bug that caused some players to see no loot in the Treasure of the Zandalari.
  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • Fixed an issue with Reaping that caused Static-charged Dervish to incorrectly summon many, many, MANY Lost Souls.
    • Hoodoo Hexxers now continue to cast Rain Of Toads as long as they are alive.

Items

  • The wrapper quest for Assaults can no longer award Azerite Armor Caches.
    • Developers’ notes: We’d like Assaults to remain a lucrative source of equipment for characters who have recently hit level 120, but this wasn’t a good source for Azerite gear, as players will want to obtain newer Azerite gear with 5 powers.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Crest of Pa’ku from being activated by Healing spells.
  • Fixed a bug where some on-use Battle of Dazar’alor trinkets were not properly triggering the on-use cooldowns of other trinkets.
  • Shadowtome can now be upgraded by Ensorcelled Tarots.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Developers’ notes: Based on data observed since Tides of Vengeance launched, we have several tuning changes for Azerite traits. The goal of these changes is to improve the usability of some class traits, as well as rein in the power of some of the newer traits in a way that still preserves their core coolness. Additionally, some Azerite traits changed value dramatically with changes to specs in Tides of Vengeance, so we’re taking this opportunity to rebalance those traits as the Mythic Raid opens.
    • All Classes
  • Dagger in the Back effectiveness reduced by 10%.
  • Champion of Azeroth effectiveness reduced by 10%.
  • Treacherous Covenant effectiveness reduced by 10%.
  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue that caused Bloody Runeblade to incorrectly calculate haste.
  • Druid
    • Streaking Stars effectiveness increased by 15%.
  • Hunter
    • Unerring Vision effectiveness reduced by 33%.
    • Blur of Talons effectiveness reduced by 33%.
    • Rapid Reload damage increased by 100%.
    • Feeding Frenzy damage increased by 30%.
    • Dance of Death agility increased by 20%.
    • Serrated Jaws Kill Command damage increased by 40%.
    • Focused Fire damage increased by 15%.
  • Mage
    • Wildfire damage reduced by 30%.
    • Equipoise damage increased by 200%.
    • Arcane Pummeling damage increased by 50%.
  • Monk
    • Fury of Xuen chance to spawn Xuen reduced by 33% per stack.
  • Paladin
    • Light’s Decree damage reduced by 30%.
    • Fixed an issue which caused Light’s Decree to deal less damage than intended when your Holy Power costs were reduced by effects like Divine Purpose or Fires of Justice.
  • Priest
    • Searing Dialogue effectiveness reduced by 35%.
  • Rogue
    • The First Dance haste reduced by 40%.
    • Replicating Shadows shadow damage increased by 30%.
  • Shaman
    • Echo of the Elementals damage reduced by 33%.
    • Primal Primer effectiveness reduced by 30%.
    • Strength of Earth effectiveness reduced by 30%.
    • Igneous Potential damage increased by 150%.
    • Ancestral Resonance mastery increased by 10%.
    • Thunderaan’s Fury totem spawn chance reduced to 8% (was 10%).
  • Warlock
    • Pandemic Invocation damage increased by 15%.
    • Explosive Potential effectiveness increased by 100%.
    • Umbral Blaze effectiveness increased by 100%.

Mounts

  • The G.M.O.D. can now fly … on Azerite-powered rocket thrusters.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Alliance players from using the Dazar’alor Windreaver.

Player versus Player

  • “Against Overwhelming Odds” now rewards item-level 385 items and 50 Conquest.
  • “Call to Arms” now rewards a piece of Aspirant’s gear, 50 Conquest, and 250 Honor.
  • “The Arena Calls” now rewards a piece of Aspirant’s gear, 65 Conquest, and 750 Azerite Power.
  • Gladiator’s Safeguard trinket’s absorb amount reduced by 33%.
  • Gladiator’s Emblem trinket’s maximum health buff increased by 20%.
  • The healing absorption from Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict will no longer stack. New spell absorption effects will overwrite older applications, even if they are more powerful. Initial damage has been reduced by 33%.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented some players from earning credit towards the Seasonal Vicious mount (Vicious Black Warsaber, Vicious Black Bonesteed).
  • Cooking Impossible
    • The number of Ingredients required has been reduced to 30 (was 40).
  • Druid
    • Fixed an issue where the PvP-only healing increase to Regrowth was incorrectly increasing Feral, Balance, and Guardian Regrowth healing.
    • Restoration
      • All healing increased by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Focused Growth (PvP Talent) increases the healing of Lifebloom by 20% (was 15%).
      • Focused Growth (PvP Talent) reduces mana cost of Lifebloom by 20% (was 15%).
      • Overgrowth (PvP Talent) mana cost reduced by 25%.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Aimed Shot, Arcane Shot, and Steady Shot damage increased by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where the PvP-only healing increase to Flash of Light was incorrectly increasing Retribution and Protection Flash of Light healing.
  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue where the PvP-only healing increase to Shadow Mend was incorrectly increasing Shadow Priest’s Shadow Mend healing. It is intended to only increase Discipline Priest’s Shadow Mend.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue where the PvP-only healing increase to Healing Surge was incorrectly increasing Elemental Healing Surge healing.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • Grimoire of Supremacy increases Chaos Bolt damage by 4% per Soul Shard spent when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 8%).
      • Chaos Bolt damage increased by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • Fixed an issue where Meance could cause Intimidating Shout to disorient targets for longer than 8 seconds when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Morale Killer (PvP Talent) now reduces the cooldown of Demoralizing Shout by 15 seconds (was 30 seconds).

 

January 23, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
  • The achievement Can I Get a Hek Hek Hek Yeah? now requires all members of the raid click on the Mysterious Trashpile before the fight starts to receive Jani’s Favor, and then complete the existing criteria for the achievement.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players from receiving the achievement The Hidden Dragon on Normal difficulty.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Arcane Torrent to remain available when changing factions.

Items

  • Emissary armor, weapon caches, and rewards from faction assaults now reward the item by loot specialization. These were previously rewarded by class.

Player versus Player

  • Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard’s shield now has a duration of 6 seconds (was 10 seconds), and can now be dispelled.
  • Dread/Sinister Gladiator’s Emblem now has a duration of 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Sinister Gladiator Maledict’s heal absorption can now be dispelled.
  • Xalziax’s Veiled Eye’s shield can now be dispelled.
    • Developers’ note: With the start of Battle for Azeroth Season 2, we introduced two new trinkets that are acquired via PvP, Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict and Sinister Gladiator’s Safeguard. In agreement with feedback we’ve been receiving, we’ve made a few changes to these items so that they provide more of an opportunity for counterplay when encountering enemy teams using these trinkets. We’ll continue to keep an eye on the strength of these trinkets as the season progresses.

Professions

  • Season 2 crafted Engineering goggles should now refund Tidalcores or Breath of Bwonsamdi and Expulsom when scrapped.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players who had faction transferred to Horde could not see Nathanos in Dalaran to accept “The Warchief Beckons”.
  • Nazgrim is once again available in Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar for Horde players on the questing experience to unlock Pandaria.

World Quests

  • Faction Assault World Quests now properly give credit for the Weekly Quest “The World Awaits”.
  • Pets should now summon and path correctly on Airships during Faction Assaults.

 

January 22, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fortified and Bolster will no longer increase the health of the Reaping ghosts.
  • The MOTHERLODE!!
    • Fixed an issue causing Venture Co. Earthshapers to count double towards Enemy Forces criteria on Mythic Keystone difficulties. Slightly reduced the total Enemy Forces count.

Items

  • Potions that grant the player Invisibility (such as Demitri’s Draught of Deception) now place a 5-minute cooldown on all other potion types (was 10 minutes). The shared cooldown time for invisibility potions remains 10 minutes.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Tome of Town Portal from being properly affected by Seafarer’s Hearth.

Player versus Player

  • Every portion of Azerite powers that scale with item level have been reduced by 50% in PvP.
    • Developers’ notes: With the advent of new five-ring Azerite armor in Season 2, we’re mindful of the increased potential for stacking and combining traits. Over the course of BfA we’ve also made adjustments to individual Azerite traits, but that creates uncertainty and unpredictability, where unless you’ve followed all our hotfixes you don’t know exactly how a given trait will change when you enter PvP. This aims to replace that uncertainty with a straightforward rule. This change also overwrites all previous reductions to Azerite Traits in PvP that occurred during Season 1, as they will all now have their reduction set to 50% effectiveness. Non-scaling and non-stacking effects are unaffected by this adjustment.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Sinister Gladiator’s Maledict to not strike enemy players who have moved out of line of sight after the initial activation of the trinket.

Quests

  • Players on “The Lord Admiral’s Lament” while on the Saurfang questline should now be able to see Isabella.
  • “Quartermaster’s Bounty”, in which you turn in 10 Quartermaster’s Coins to get a Battleborn Sigil, is now a weekly repeatable quest.

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