World of Warcraft

Hotfixes: September 20, 2019

Hotfixes: September 20, 2019

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth. 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


September 20, 2019

Brewfest

  • “Direbrew’s Dire Brew” and “Brewfest!” can again be turned in for rewards.
  • Horde players can again bark for breweries in Orgrimmar.
  • Brewfest Chowdown no longer ends prematurely if replayed quickly.
  • The charges for each Brewfest Chowdown contestants Refreshing Brew will be reset to 3 when the next contest begins.
  • The Brewfest Chowdown Trophy will no longer spam players’ chat logs with garbled messages.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Resolved an issue that could cause the Risen Skulker summoned by All Will Serve (Talent) to not attack enemy players in Arenas and Battlegrounds.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen Azshara
      • Successfully defeating Queen Azshara should no longer kill players under the effects of Essence of Azeroth.

WoW Classic

  • Players can again receive loot when fishing in ocean waters.

September 17, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed an issue with Repeat Performance where Ignore Pain triggered from Warriors’ Bastion of Might (Azerite Trait) was counted as a cast, causing them to be silenced if they used Ignore Pain after casting Avatar.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Overzealous Hulks should no longer be affected by snaring abilities or gain the Infuriated buff from such abilities.
        • Developers’ note: Since Overzealous Hulks become immune upon the first expiration of a crowd-control ability, using a movement speed reduction effect on them was generally a trap, and sometimes unavoidable for players with uncontrollable snares tied to their rotational abilities.
  • Temple of Sethrallis
    • Removed a Void Emissary near the pack of enemies by Galvazzt.

Quests

  • Tauren players who completed their Heritage Armor quest line can now turn in “Remembrance” to Baine in Thunder Bluff.
  • "Show Me What You've Got" is no longer required for the The Norwington Estate quest line in Tiragarde Sound.

WoW Classic

  • Fixed an issue where turning in the Head of Rend Blackhand for the quest “For the Horde!” was not granting the Warchief's Blessing buff to players in Orgrimmar.

September 10, 2019

Achievements

  • [Live with restarts in each region] Hall of Fame: Queen Azshara (Horde) is no longer available to Horde player-characters in North America as their Hall of Fame for defeating Queen Azshara is now full.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Lady Ashvane
      • Reduced Lady Ashvane's health by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • The Queen's Court
      • Fixed a bug where Suffering would apply even when the damage to the player was fully absorbed.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Queen's Decree no longer applies to targets that are high above or below the Emissary in Dungeons such as Tol Dagor.

Followers and NPCs

  • Unshackled Mercenaries and Ankoan Tidehunters should now benefit from working with champions and equipment that benefit melee troops.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Resolved an issue that caused Well of Existence (Essence) to be affected by healing reduction effects more than intended.
    • Zoatroid Egg Sac will now proc from periodic single target heals in addition to the initial cast.
    • The absorb on Zoatroid Egg Sac has been increased by 25%.

August 27, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Siege of Boralus
    • Corrected an error during Mythic Keystone Dungeon instances that caused a pack of enemies to not appear in Upton Borough if the World Quest “Breaking the Alliance” was active.

Items

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Dribbling Inkpod from inflicting damage on targets under crowd control effects or that were not in line of sight.
  • Anu-Azshara, Staff of the Eternal’s Potency buff should now respect line of sight.
  • Leviathan's Lure should no longer break enemies out of crowd control effects.
  • The Map to the Last Worldvein no longer shows up as a quest reward when finishing the weekly Island Expedition quests “Azerite for the Alliance” or “Azerite for the Horde.” The item will still have the same chance to come from the quest as it does now.
  • The Rank 4 Essence items that drop from Mythic Queen Azshara (Vitality Conduit and Azeroth's Undying Gift) now display red text for classes that cannot use them.
    • Developers’ note: This should help Mythic raiders who wish to trade an Essence to a different player verify that it’s compatible with that character’s class.

Mounts

  • Siltwing Albatross mount scale increased by 25% for most races; 50% for larger races.

WoW Classic

  • Realm populations are now measured against a realm’s absolute capacity.
    • Developers’ note: This system now measures each realm against a realm’s absolute capacity. Medium indicates a healthy total population on a realm—well in excess of what we considered Full in 2006—with room for more players to log-in. You’ll now see a High label if the realm is close to having a queue, and a Full label if the realm currently has a queue.

August 20, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen's Court
      • Fixed an issue where casting either Moonfire or Regrowth twice in a row while affected by Repeat Performance was not triggering the silence.
      • Fixed a bug on Mythic difficulty where the damage effect from Deferred Sentence could trigger the healing reduction from Obey or Suffer right as the decrees transitioned between each other.
    • Queen Azshara
      • When either Aethenel or Cyranus is slain on Normal, Heroic, or Mythic difficulty, there is now a 3-second delay before the other one gains the Torment buff.
      • Azshara's Indomitable is now summoned 10 seconds later than previously observed on Mythic difficulty.
      • Tidemistresses have 5% less health on Mythic difficulty.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Corrected an issue where players’ pets were unable to attack the tentacles during the Viq’Goth encounter.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Vitality Conduit (Essence) correctly transfers health from a target with absorb shields on them.
    • Learning new ranks of Conflict and Strife (Essence) should now properly grant achievements such as Power Up.

August 19, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen Azshara
      • Ancient Wards now energize slightly slower for smaller raid sizes on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue that allowed Arcane Vulnerability to apply when the victim wasn't in line of sight of Queen Azshara.

August 14, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Abyssal Commander Sivara
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Holy Priests to get frozen while Spirit of Redemption was active on all difficulties.
    • Orgozoa
      • Teleporters to the Orgozoa encounter no longer remove stat buffs.
      • Enemies leading to the Orgozoa encounter no longer despawn when the boss is engaged.
    • Za’qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Corrected an issue preventing Monks from using Chi Torpedo or Roll in the Delirium Realm.
      • Corrected an issue where tentacles from the Delirium Realm could spawn in other realms on all difficulties.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Corrected an issue in the Dread Captain Lockwood encounter where a player dying while holding the cannon would not spawn a new cannon.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Conflict and Strife's (Essence) Rank 4 visual should now properly display when PvP events are triggered such as capturing a flag or interrupting a target.

Mounts

  • Vicious Basilisks have grown larger for most races, and even larger for large races.


August 13, 2019

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
    • Unholy
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 5%.
  • Developers’ notes: Arms Warrior, Destruction Warlock, Frost Death Knight, and Unholy Death Knight are generally underperforming and could use a damage increase.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Blade Flurry now strikes nearby enemies for 30% of normal damage (was 45%).
      • Keep Your Wits About You (Azerite Trait) now increases the chance for Sinister Strike to strike again by 3% (was 5%) and the maximum number of stacks has been increased to 33.
        • Developers’ notes: While multi-target cleave is an iconic strength for Outlaw Rogue, we feel that Blade Flurry is currently too strong, particularly in Mythic Keystone dungeons. Likewise, the Azerite Trait Keep Your Wits About You provides too much added value to their area-of-effect rotation at only a single instance of the trait. These changes should keep Outlaw Rogues very strong at multi-target cleave, but no longer significantly ahead of other specs.
    • Shaman
      • Restoration
        • Healing Surge healing increased by 10%, and mana cost reduced by 5%.
        • Healing Wave healing increased by 10%.
        • Healing Rain has had its healing increased by 20%.
        • Riptide heal-over-time increased by 15%.
        • Wellspring healing increased by 15%.
          • Developers’ notes: In general, Restoration Shamans are struggling with single target healing environments like Mythic Keystone Dungeons and Arenas, so we’re buffing some spells from their single target kit. At the same time, we also feel like they aren’t doing as well in a particular area where they should excel: healing a large number of targets in a small area, so we’re increasing the strength of Healing Rain. Finally, Wellspring is an underperforming talent we feel could benefit from an increase to be competitive.

NPCs

    • Added additional visual clarity to Ulmath's Void Dance.

Player versus Player

  • Items
    • Notorious Gladiator’s Safeguard’s cooldown increased to 3 minutes (was 2 minutes).
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • All Tier 3 Azerite Traits (such as Resounding Protection and Impassive Visage) are now reduced to 20% effectiveness in PvP (was 50%).
        • Developers’ notes: We’d like to see sustained damage become a greater source of pressure in Arena and Battlegrounds, but the passive healing providing by these Azerite Traits offsets much of that damage. We think that by decreasing their impact, we’ll see greater pressure on health and mana pools going forward.
  • Death Knight
    • Necrotic Strike’s Necrotic Wound now absorbs 5% of the target’s maximum health in healing received (was 7%).
    • The melee attack damage and attack speed of the Raise Abomination guardian has been decreased by 30%.
      • Developers’ notes: While Death Knight damage is underperforming in raid environments, they are very strong in PvP. To offset the increases to their base damage, we’re reducing the effectiveness of two very strong Honor Talents.
  • Mage
    • Temporal Shield now has a 4 second duration (was 6 seconds).
      • Developers’ notes: While we like the predictive gameplay of Temporal Shield in response to offensive pressure, we think the duration provides too much protection for a class that should be focused on control and mobility for defense.

August 9, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug with Frenetic Charge which would cause Aspect of the Turtle to not correctly mitigate the damage and knockback effects.
    • Za’qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Reverted a change that caused Mind Tether to deal excessive damage to the linked target.
      • Corrected an issue where Mind Tether would not attach two targets that were in separate phases.
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • Fixed an issue that could cause players to become locked to the normal encounter if they killed King Mechagon on hard mode and died at the same time.

Island Expeditions

  • The bonus amount of Azerite granted to players with the Azerite Residue buff has been increased based on Island Expedition difficulty.
    • Heroic Island Expeditions
      • 2 Azerite per stack of Azerite Residue, 500 Azerite total per player at full stack.
    • Mythic Island Expeditions
      • 3 Azerite per stack of Azerite Residue, 750 Azerite total per player at full stack.
    • PvP Island Expeditions
      • 4 Azerite per stack of Azerite Residue, 900 Azerite total per player at full stack.
  • Azerite Residue increases in potency more quickly based on Island Expeditions difficulty.
    • Heroic Island Expeditions
      • Azerite Residue now increments every 1.5 seconds (6 minutes 15 seconds to reach full).
    • Mythic Island Expeditions
      • Azerite Residue now increments every 1.25 seconds (5 minutes 12 seconds to reach full).
    • PvP Island Expeditions
      • Azerite Residue now increments every 1 second (3 minutes 45 seconds to reach full).
  • Developers’ note: As higher Island Expedition difficulties award larger total amounts of Azerite, we want to ensure that the reward for engaging and defeating the enemy team remains relevant, especially in PvP Islands.

Items

  • Fixed an issue that allowed certain abilities to remove the "Recharging" debuff from Logic Loops.

Quests

  • “Taking the Air Out” is now offered more often in Mechagon.

August 7, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Za’qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Za’qul’s health reduced by 5.5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Dread and Manic Dread should no longer target healers unless not enough other targets are available on all difficulties.
      • Mind Tether now connects the primary tank to a random target if a second tank is unavailable on all difficulties.
      • Mind Tether now reflects 100% (was 50%) of the inflicted damage to the Mind Tethered partner on all difficulties.
    • Crucible of Storms
      • Crucible of Storms is now correctly available for cross-realm groups on Mythic difficulty.

Items

  • Azshara’s Font of Power now correctly removes stealth and applies Subterfuge when channeled by a stealthed Rogue.
  • Ashvane's Razor Coral and Leviathan’s Lure's debuffs now appear on enemy nameplates.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed an issue causing Last Gift (Azerite Trait) to not proc correctly on healing spells cast onto friendly targets.
    • Fixed a bug causing Ever-Rising Tide (Essence) to give extra stacks of Overcharge Mana to Restoration Druids casting Regrowth in certain situations.

Player versus Player

  • Notorious Gladiator's Proto-Drake is now correctly displayed in the Mount Journal.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the Mechagon Reclamation Rig from activating its reset timer.

August 2, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the knockback effect of Frenetic Charge to hit the wrong target.

Items

  • Increased the drop rate for Blueprint: Anti-Gravity Pack from Rustfeather and it can now also drop from Malfunctioning Beastbot.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Vision of Perfection (Essence) no longer lowers the duration of the Demonic Power buff from Demonology Warlocks’ Demonic Tyrant when it activates if the player already has a Demonic Tyrant active.
      • Fixed an issue with the Versatility amount granted by Vision of Perfection (Essence) Rank 3 not correctly increasing with a player’s Heart of Azeroth level.

Quests

  • The quest Against Overwhelming Odds no longer grants quest credit for killing players with Resurrection Sickness.

August 1, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Orgozoa
      • Added a visual to clearly indicate Powerful Stomp’s edge.
      • Resized Powerful Stomp’s visual to more closely match the area of its effect.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Fixed an issue that removed a player’s ability to initiate a Controlled Release if they spammed their Extra Action Button just as the Titan Console Overloaded during the Queen Azshara encounter.

Items

  • Fixed an issue where players who left or were kicked from Azshara’s Eternal Palace would be unable to get Aqueous Reliquary on a subsequent kill of Radiance of Azshara, The Queen's Court, or Queen Azshara.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where completed World Quests in Arathi Highlands and Darkshore did not count for "The World Awaits."

July 31, 2019

Achievements

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players who learned the Flopping Fish toy from receiving credit for the achievement Give Me the Biggest Bag You've Got.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Fixed an issue where Charged Spear could target victims of Devotion or Army of Azshara in all difficulties.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Queen Azshara to rapidly change which way she faced in Mythic difficulty.
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • Reduced the damage from Furnace Flames by 20%.
    • Throwing Robo-Waste into the furnace now removes all stacks of Noxious Stench.
    • Reduced the spawn time between Robo-Waste drops to 12 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • Players were attempting to defeat K.U.-J.O. on Hard Mode difficulty with full stacks of Noxious Stench. The intention is that players should be cleaning up K.U.-J.O.'s Robo-Waste periodically. These changes are to encourage that behavior.

Items

  • Reduced the damage players take from Scrap Traps in Mechagon.
  • Fixed an issue where using the Aqueous Reliquary or Focused Life Anima with enough items would sometimes fail to create an Essence.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed an issue with Purification Protocol (Essence) that sometimes prevented players from gaining the damage bonus from the Rank 3 Major Slot effect.

Player versus Player

  • Items
    • Leviathan's Lure now deals 50% damage against players in PvP situations.

Quests

  • “Heroic Warfront: The Battle for Stromgarde” is no longer removed from the quest log when the Warfront is no longer active for the player.
  • Quests with objectives in Stormwind no longer direct players to Deeprun Tram from Ironforge.

July 29, 2019

Characters

  • Fixed a bug where a character would lose its Trashmaster title after changing factions.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent players from mounting in Skittering Hollow.

Items

  • Fixed a bug preventing the Reins of the Azure and Blue Drake from dropping on the 25 Player Legacy Raid Size version of Eye of Eternity.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Increased the secondary stat amount granted from Arcane Heart (Azerite Trait) by 15%.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the healing from Arcane Heart (Azerite Trait) to be lost as overhealing for players at or near full health.

Quests

  • Azsh’ari Oracles now drop Tomes of Binding for “Forbidden Rituals”.
  • Collecting Flopping Fish now gives credit toward “Give Me the Biggest Bag You’ve Got”.

World

  • Nazjatar
    • Significantly increased the health of Battlemaidens and Champions in the “Azshara’s Elite Commanders” event.

July 26, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fixed an issue where Beguiling Emissaries were not contributing to enemy forces in Tol Dagor and Siege of Boralus.
  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Radiance of Azshara
      • Radiance of Azshara can now be properly damaged by the Protection Paladin talent Blessed Hammer.
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug causing Rogues to be removed from stealth at the beginning of the fight.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Increased the time to complete Phase 3 to 180 seconds (was 120 seconds) on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the first Overzealous Hulk to spawn with more health than intended in all difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Titan Console extra action button to not appear during Phase 4 on all difficulties.
      • Titanic Machinations now alter the power of Ancient Wards and Wards of Power at a rate of 16 per second (was 21 per second) on Mythic difficulty.
      • Queen Azshara's minions Berserk at the beginning of Phase 4 of the encounter on Mythic difficulty. Phase 3 now ends automatically after 3 minutes (was 2 minutes).
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • King Mechagon
      • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Giga-Zap to ignore line of sight.

Followers and Missions

  • The first two Rank 3 Worldvein Essence missions ("Investigating the Rumors" and "Finding a Key") now indicate that completing them unlocks subsequent missions. Their base Azerite rewards were removed, and their bonus rewards have been increased.

Quests

  • Resolved an issue where Vexiona could block progression for players during "In the Shadow of Crimson Wings".

July 25, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Fixed an issue that could cause players to charge under the world while swimming in the Eternal Palace.
    • The door to Za'qul no longer opens until nearby enemies have been defeated.
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug where sometimes Frenetic Charge would not damage targets in certain situations in all difficulties.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Cyranus should no longer throw his Charged Spear if he is defeated just before throwing it.
      • Changed the magic school of Charged Spear from Arcane to Nature for all difficulties.
      • Reduced the duration of Arcane Vulnerability to 5 seconds (was 7 seconds) on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
    • Beguiling Emissaries are no longer affected by Sanguine.
    • Void Touched Emissaries are now immune to Distract.

Items

  • Fixed a bug that caused to Relinquished Azerite Spaulders tokens to not generate Mantle of Ceremonial Ascension or Mantle of Fastidious Machinations.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause Logic Loop of Synergy to not trigger on several healing spells such as Atonement or Prayer of Mending.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Arcane Heart
      • There is now a confirmation prompt when a Rank 3 Anima of Life and Death (Essence) is created, as a check to confirm you’re in the intended Loot Specialization.

Player versus Player

  • Harbinger's Inscrutable Will now deals 50% damage against player targets.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the Mechagon Reclamation Rig sometimes did not reset where it was previously completed.

World Quests

  • Bloodlust and other similar effects should no longer move runes offscreen during "Runelocked Chest".
  • "Vicemaul" can now be completed while the world quest "Naga Attack!" is active in the Timbered Strand in Drustvar.

July 23, 2019

Achievements

  • Added some additional underwater wildlife for the Blackwater Behemoth achievement Intro to Marine Biology.

Classes

  • All tank specializations now generate additional threat, via increases granted at each of the three Essence slot unlocks.
    • Developers’ notes: At each of the three Essence slot unlocks, damage-dealing specializations are gaining an increase in their damage output that is substantial enough to sometimes unintentionally disrupt tanking. This change should keep threat generation, relative to DPS, on par with where it was earlier in the expansion.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Za’qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Players who enter the Delirium Realm are now immune to the effects of Crushing Grasp for a few seconds.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Arcane Intellect and Power Word: Fortitude buffs to be removed from players entering the Delirium Realm.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Players who are targeted by Charged Spear should no longer be valid targets of Static Shock.
      • Players with Static Shock should no longer be valid targets of Charged Spear.
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Stormwall Blockade
      • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Rogues who used Shadowstep on Laminaria to be ported behind the boss and into the Roiling Tides.
  • Operation: Mechagon
    • K.U.-J.0.
      • Increased the time between Air Drop and Venting Flames by 5 seconds.
      • Decreased the cooldown of Air Drop by 2 seconds.
      • Increased the size of the safe zones behind the Junk Cubes that prevent players from taking damage from Venting Flames.

Items

  • The Cursed Lover’s Ring damaging debuff no longer interrupts its wearer from consuming food or drink items.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Remote Guidance Device’s on-use effect to trigger twice.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes Gloves of Incomparable Beauty’s proc effect to break its wearer out of stealth.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Arcane Heart
      • Fixed a bug that caused some damage and healing effects to go uncounted by this Azerite Trait.
      • Damage and healing counted to activate Omnipotence is no longer counted while Omnipotence is active.

Quests

  • Players who are on both "The Shores of Fate" and "Payment in Kind" can now complete "Payment in Kind" properly.
  • Fixed an issue where some Rogues could not interact with the injured soldiers required to complete "Fear No Evil".

World Quests

  • The largest of Queen Azshara's prized jellyfish have been placated after stunning a great many players who missed their jumps occasionally, and will now allow players to jump on them more consistently during "Jumping Jellies".

July 19, 2019

Followers and Missions

  • Missions that reward Timewarped Badges now reward 50 Timewarped Badges (was 15).

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Purification Protocol’s (Essence) Rank 2 Major Power’s effect no longer causes an annihilated enemy to trigger Bolstering, Bursting, or Sanguine affix effects when it dies.
    • The Well of Existence (Essence) now becomes stealthed when its wielder enters stealth (e.g. Druids’ Prowl or Rogues’ Shroud of Concealment).
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) no longer grants Guardian Druids with its Minor Power’s Rank 2 healing effect at Rank 1.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from receiving a Call to Arms Distinction after completing the weekly “Call to Arms” quests.
  • The amount of Construction Project materials needed for “Cogfrenzy’s Construction Frenzy” has been reduced. Additionally, purchasing access to the Charging Station from Flux now fills 50% of the quest completion bar.
  • Increased the damage of Lord Hydraxis and decreased the health and damage of Zan’jir Scaleguards in “Lords of Water”. The length of the time to complete the quest has been adjusted.
  • Fixed a bug where Deepwater Maw sometimes didn’t spawn when using the Hundred-Fathom Lure during “Let’s Fish”.
  • Clockwork Giants can now be scanned by multiple players in “The Other Place”.

July 18, 2019

Classes

  • Druid
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Lively Spirit to grant more stacks of Intellect than intended for Balance and Restoration Druids.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Some snails and slugs in the Coral Forest have managed to wriggle out from underneath the tree they were stuck under.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Blackwater Behemoth
      • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Blackwater Behemoth to not drop loot if it was defeated during a phase transition.
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug that sometimes allowed players to avoid Silivaz’s Frenetic Charge in all difficulties.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Resolved an issue that caused some abilities granted by Conflict and Strife (Essence) to be taught to a character twice.
    • The Well of Existence (Essence) now despawns when the player who placed it logs out.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented Dribbling Inkpod’s passive effect from activating when an enemy reached 30% health and increased the duration of the debuff to 2 minutes (was 1 minute).

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Sphere of Suppression's (Essence) movement speed reduction from being removed by effects such as Blessing of Freedom.
  • The Well of Existence's (Essence) stored healing is now reset upon Arena and Battleground start.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Season 3 Duelists from obtaining the Dreadflame weapon illusion.
    • Items
      • Heart of Azeroth
        • Placing The Crucible of Flame (Essence) in the Major Slot during Arena and Battleground preparation no longer causes it to incur a 30 second cooldown.

Quests

  • Increased the damage of Lord Hydraxis and decreased the health and damage of Zan’jir Scaleguards in “Lords of Water”. The length of the time to complete the quest has been shortened.
  • Horde players can now see Alliance NPCs during “They Came From Behind!”

July 17, 2019

Creatures and NPCs

  • Data Discs are now considered unique and the Data Anomalies spawned from them reward loot once per day. Data Anomalies now signify they are Rare Bosses in their nameplate if a player has already looted it that day.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Lady Ashvane
      • Fixed a bug that could cause Rippling Wave to spawn underground.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Overzealous Hulk gains Infuriated after the first crowd control effect on it expires on all difficulties.
      • Fixed a bug that could cause Lightning Orbs to not display a destination visual before dealing damage.
    • Operation: Mechagon
      • Several enemies have been adjusted.
        • Gnome-Eating Slimes’ Acid Splash damage reduced by 10%.
        • Heavy Scrapbot and Malfunctioning Scrapbots’ Gyro-Scrap damage reduced to 25%.
        • Pistonhead Blasters’ Shoot damage reduced to 75% weapon damage and Run ‘n’ Gun damage reduced to 50% weapon damage.
        • Pistonhead Scrappers’ Sledgehammer reduces armor by 10% per stack (was 20%).
        • Scrapbone Bullys’ Shockwave damage reduced by 20%.
        • Scrapbone Trashtossers’ Throw Trash damage reduced to 100% weapon damage.
        • Scrapbone Trashtossers’ Throw Trash cast time increased to 2 seconds (was 1 second).
        • Weaponized Crawlers’ Scrap Cannon damage reduced by 15% and Zap Damage reduced by 20%.
        • Fixed a bug that caused targets of Mechagon Renormalizers’ Shrink ability to take increased threat.
        • Fixed a bug during the King Mechagon encounter that caused players to be stuck in limbo if they fell off the platform during combat.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Conflict and Strife (Essence) now uses a character’s specialization PvP talent icon as the active ability button.
    • Resolved an issue that caused some abilities granted by Conflict and Strife (Essence) to be taught to a character twice.
    • The Ever-Rising Tide’s (Essence) Overcharge Mana stacks can now be removed by dispels (e.g. Dispel Magic or Purge).
    • Fixed an issue where The Ever-Rising Tide’s (Essence) Overcharge Mana sometimes granted a stack for a spell cast immediately before it was activated.
    • Fixed a bug that caused Unholy Death Knights’ Essence of the Focusing Iris (Essence) Azerite Beam to be interrupted by the Helchain Azerite Trait.
  • Pocket-Sized Computation Device
    • The Cyclotronic Blast Red Punchcard’s on-use ability can now be interrupted during its cast or channel and can no longer be used while affected by Hex.

Player versus Player

  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Battle Trance now properly triggers from Raging Blows buffed by Whirlwind.
  • Players no longer gain the Deserter debuff when exiting the Classic Ashran brawl.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some PvP talents to display in the chat window that they have been learned when entering PvP combat, or have the PvP talent through Conflict and Strife.

Quests

  • Players can now find even more Coral Ancients to slay for “Bounty: More Coral Ancients”.
  • "Certified Pre-Owned" can now be completed on any day, not just on the day a player receives the quest.
  • Added more dead bots for players to find during “Chopped Bots”.
  • The rideable direhorn’s Charge ability again destroys barricades during "The Direhorn Mother's Fury."
  • Fixed a bug that caused some players who were on an earlier step in the Heart of Azeroth questline to gain access to the Repaired Chamber of Heart before it was appropriate. Players who found themselves in this state can now exit the Repaired Chamber of Heart and interact with the Titan Translocator to gain access to the appropriate Chamber.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Death Knights to Death Grip Stolen Part Crates during “Knock ‘Em Out The Box”.
  • “Large Storage Fragment” can again be completed after slaying the Balnazzar Data Anomaly.
  • Victory in the Classic Ashran PvP Brawl now properly awards credit for “Something Different.”
  • “The Soulbinder” now completes after killing Ulmath.

World Quests

  • Creatures now properly display mouseover tooltip information for relevant targets during “Summons from the Depths”.

July 16, 2019

Achievements

  • Players can again earn Fun Run after completing the requirements.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from earning If It Please the Court.

Characters

  • Undead
    • Touch of the Grave (racial ability) no longer causes the user to enter combat when it procs from periodic effects.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Death Gate no longer occasionally strands players in Acherus after being used, and it should always return them to the entry point where it was originally placed.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Damage for all spells and abilities increased by 6%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Orgozoa
      • Orgozoa now transitions to phase two at 40% health (was 3.5 minutes).
        • Developers’ note: This change is meant to be neutral with regard to difficulty of the encounter, and aims to ensure that as player damage output continues to increase in the coming weeks, the overall pacing of the encounter doesn’t become skewed.
    • Radiance of Azshara
      • Fixed a bug causing Radiance of Azshara's Stormwraith Gale Buffet to increase its damage by 10% per stack, rather than the intended 25% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Za’Qul, Harbinger of Ny’alotha
      • Shattered Psyche now has a unique icon.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Players with the Beckoned debuff can no longer be afflicted with Charged Spear.
      • Players broken out of Devotion should not be prevented from using their abilities.
  • Atal'Dazar
    • Fixed a bug that caused Yazma to repeat her voice lines three times each time a boss was defeated during Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Items

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in fewer than intended Aqueous Reliquary drops from Radiance of Azshara, The Queen’s Court, and Queen Azshara.
  • Fixed a bug that caused end-of-run chests earned for completing a Mythic Keystone at +7 difficulty to incorrectly reward item-level 415 gear; now rewards ilvl 420 ilvl gear.
  • Benthic gear’s damaging spells and heals (e.g. Poen's Deepsea Gloves) no longer remove the caster from stealth.
  • The time required to charge an Energy Cell at the Charging Station has been reduced to 1.5 seconds (was 3 seconds).
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) no longer activates for Arms Warriors if they are under the effects of crowd control that prevents them from controlling their character (e.g. Polymorph or stuns).
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) no longer grants Unholy Death Knights with the Minor Power’s Rank 2 healing effect at Rank 1.
    • Vision of Perfection no longer forcibly shapeshifts Druids out of Flight Form if they are flying when it activates.
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) Rank 2 now grants Guardian Druids the correct amount of healing when Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc activates.
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) no longer grants Guardian Druids twice the intended amount of cooldown reduction for Survival Instincts when placed in the Minor Slot.
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) Rank 2 now grants Brewmaster Monks the correct amount of healing when Invoke Niuzao, the Black Ox activates.
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) no longer grants Protection Warriors twice the intended amount of cooldown reduction for Avatar when placed in the Minor Slot.
    • Fixed a bug where the critical strike chance for Blood of the Enemy (Essence) would not apply to a player’s pets or guardians.
    • Essence of the Focusing Iris (Essence) Major Power damage has been lowered by 15%.
      • Developers’ note: Essence of the Focusing Iris is a very strong tool for area burst damage, but is overshadowing the other available area damage Essences that are available. This change should still keep it very strong when dealing with packs of high priority targets.

Player versus Player

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Healing reduced by 10% in PvP situations.
        • Developers’ notes: Throughout Season 2, Restoration Druid’s raw healing throughput paired very well with their crowd control, defensive abilities, and ability to sneak away and regain mana through drinking. This is intended to bring their healing throughput more in line with other healer specializations in PvP.
  • Items
    • Trident of Deep Ocean absorption effect is now reduced by 80% in PvP (was 75%).
    • Mindthief's Eldritch Clasp healing and self-damage effect is now reduced by 60% in PvP (was 50%).
    • Void Stone effect is reduced in PvP by 45% for healers (was 30%) and 70% for non-healers (was 60%).
      • Developers’ notes: Due to the scaling increase that some trinkets received with the release Rise of Azshara, the PvP-specific reductions put in place for Season 3 did not have the impact we were going for. These are items that we previously noted were intended to be scaled out this season.
    • Resolved an issue that caused the PvP reduction to Ward of Envelopment and Mirror of Entwined Fate to affect non-PvP situations.
    • Oceanic Restoration’s (weapon enchant) mana granted is reduced by 50% in PvP situations.
      • Developers’ notes: At the start of Battle for Azeroth Season 2, we made changes to mana regeneration in PvP to increase the impact mana management has on long engagements. Similarly, Rise of Azshara introduced new methods of mana regeneration in the forms of a weapon enchant and Essences (below) that need to be reduced in the same fashion.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Lucid Dreams (Essence) now refunds 50% less mana in PvP situations, now heals for 50% less in PvP situations when it refunds resources, and now provides 50% less Leech when activated in PvP situations. The Mana generation rate provided by activating its Major Power is unchanged.
      • Vision of Perfection (Essence) heals for 50% less in PvP situations.
      • Purification Protocol (Essence) heals for 50% less in PvP situations.
      • The Ever Rising Tide (Essence) grants 50% less mana in PvP situations.
        • Developers’ notes: These Essences provide additional passive self-healing that we feel should be reduced to the same degree as tier 3 Azerite traits.

Quests

  • The mining nodes in the introductory version of the “Brinestone Shards” are no longer viewable by other players.
  • Lor’themar Theoron and First Arcanist Thalyssra now saddle up with flying mounts during "Up Against It".
  • Construction Projects for Flame Turrets and Rustbolt Armories now respawn more quickly after either running out of power being destroyed.

July 15, 2019

Achievements

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Guild groups who complete Operation: Mechagon from properly earning Operation: Mechagon Guild Run.
  • Battlefield Brawler, Battlefield Tactician, and Battlefield Master now properly track Honor gained during Brawls that utilize arena maps.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Nazjatar followers now respawn if the player drowns after activating stealth.
  • Reduced the damage of Unleashed Arcanofiend's Proximal Chaos by 20%.
  • Increased the missile delay of Proximal Chaos to 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • The Queen’s Court
      • Fixed a bug that caused some abilities to trigger the Repeat Performance debuff (e.g. Hunters’ auto attack, Priests’ Divine Hymn, Druids’ Tranquility, Druids’ Moonfire with the Twin Moons talent, or Druids’ Regrowth with the Rampant Growth Azerite Trait).
    • Queen Azshara
      • Fixed a bug that made it possible for players to gain an excessive amount of Sanction stacks instantly.
    • Operation: Mechagon
      • Trixie and Naeno
        • Fixed a bug that caused loot dropped from this encounter to be non-tradeable.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Battlefield Brawler, Battlefield Tactician, and Battlefield Master (Essences) now properly track Honor gained during Brawls that utilize arena maps.
  • Updated the visual and sound effects for the Red Punchcard, Cyclotronic Blast.
  • Fixed an issue where extra Zem'lan's Lost Treasure Map Fragments could not be destroyed.

Quests

  • Players can again receive credit toward the Outside Influences achievement by completing "Deck 'Em" and "Pirates? I Hate Those Guys!".
  • Players can again travel to the future to complete “The Other Place” while affected by a Rain Stone or similar items.

July 12, 2019

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Blackwater Behemoth
      • The Oxygen-Rich Membrane buff acquired before fighting Blackwater Behemoth now persists through death as intended.
      • Some marine life necessary for the Blackwater Behemoth achievement Intro to Marine Biology were stubborn and did not want to be collected. They are now interactable!
    • Queen Azshara
      • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused players to get damaged by Arcane Burst through line of sight in Heroic difficulty.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented players who jumped when Stay! was cast on them from abiding to the decree in Heroic difficulty.
    • Operation: Mechagon
      • K.U.-J.O.
        • Venting Flames, Furnace Flames, and Noxious Stench now ignore line of sight caused by objects other than dropped Junk Cubes.
    • Mythic Keystone Dungeons
      • Affix: Beguiling
        • Void Touched Emissary no longer gains a stacking Shadow damage dealt buff.
        • Players hit by Queen's Decree: Hide now take a 12 second duration stacking Shadow damage taken debuff.
      • The UI for Essences earned in Mythic Keystone Dungeons now state that the dungeon needs to be completed in time.

Heroic Warfronts

  • Fixed a bug where players would receive 340 item level gear; the Azerite reward still remains for end-of-match.

Items

  • Blingtron 7000 models have been upgraded to more reliably defeat their model 6000 counterparts.
  • Oxidized Refuse Remover now deals 200% increased damage.
  • Weapons imbued with Enchant Weapon – Naga Hide no longer proc off absorbed damage.
  • Budding Deepcoral no longer prevents underwater swimming mounts from swimming quickly while in Nazjatar.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • The Well of Existence (Essence) now floats near you while airborne on a flying mount and no longer interferes with having a Battle Pet active.
      • The cost of the Rank 3 Essences available from the Rustbolt Quartermaster has been reduced to 15 Galvanic Oscillators (was 25 Galvanic Oscillators) for the first Essence. Subsequent Rank 3 Essences now cost 6 Galvanic Oscillators (was 15 Galvanic Oscillators).

Player versus Player

  • Arena
    • Resolved an issue with The Robodrome's Zap spell which could target players who were not staying in the starting area after the Arena match began.
  • Items
    • Vision of Demise now shares a cooldown with other on-use trinkets.

Quests

  • "The Eternal Palace: We Can Make It Stronger" no longer removes extra Eternal Ornaments.
  • Abandoning and reaccepting “Pack Your Bags” no longer prevents players from collecting items necessary for the quest.

July 11, 2019

Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Felblade from interrupting channeled spells.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Fixed a bug where stealthed Nazjatar Followers could unintentionally generate threat.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Fixed a bug that prevented players from entering the instance if they had not finished a Nazjatar questline.
    • Fixed a bug with Pressure Surge turning off after the Middle Ancient Ward filled up before Greater Reversal.
    • Orgozoa
      • Fixed a bug where players could get stuck while clearing enemies leading up to Orgozoa.
    • Queen Azshara
      • Aethanel and Cyranus’ health reduced by 10% in Raid Finder, Normal, and Heroic difficulties.
      • Azshara’s Indomitable, Azshara’s Devoted, Overzealous Hulk, and all enemy sirens’ health reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Queen Azshara now drains Ancient Ward for 30% (was 50%) during Stage One.
      • Short Circuits generated by the Titan Console’s Controlled Burst now drain the targeted Ancient Ward for less energy in Stage Four.
        • Energy reduced to 30% (was 40%) in Heroic difficulty.
        • Energy reduced to 40% (was 50%) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Arcane Detonation’s cast time changed to 6 seconds on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty, 5 seconds on Heroic; Mythic remains unchanged.
      • The Titan Console’s controlled energy burst has an increased chance to provide an Essence of Azeroth buff in Stage Four of the Queen Azshara encounter.
    • Operation: Mechagon
      • Tussle Tonks
        • Players should no longer experience performance issues during this encounter.

Heroic Warfronts

  • Fixed an issue where some players weren't getting credit for killing the enemy Commander necessary for the quest “Heroic Warfront: The Battle for Stromgarde”.
  • Commanders no longer perform a second frontal assault after using Scroll of Town portal.

Items

  • Potion of Unbridled Fury should no longer break stealth when used.
  • Leviathan's Eye Loop rings should now provide the correct materials when scrapped.
  • Fixed a bug where Pauldrons of Za’qul could drop for non-plate wearing classes. This issue did not cause players to miss out on a different drop.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Vision of Perfection (Essence) now grants Windwalker Monks with the correct cooldown reduction for Serenity.

Quests

  • Gral now consistently spawns after completing “Broken Controller”.
  • Sir Finley Mrrgglton should no longer abandon players while questing in Mechagon.

July 10, 2019

Battle Pets

  • Budding Algan and Brinestone Algan are no longer unique pets, and can now be collected in multiples or caged like other pets.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Seaspray Champions no longer chase players beyond their home turf.
  • Vyz’olgo the Mind-Taker’s Mind Drain now clears if the target enters an instance.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Blackwater Behemoth
      • Blackwater Behemoth no longer emerges from his cave until creatures leading up to him have been killed.
    • Operation: Mechagon
      • Fixed a bug during the HK-9 Aerial Oppression Unit encounter that caused only two Walkie Shockie X2s to spawn after an intermission instead of three.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Vision of Perfection (Essence) now correctly reduces the cooldown of Discipline Priests’ Mindbender.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed weapons imbued with Enchant – Weapon: Naga Hide to proc from damaging abilities.
  • Tidalcores again drop from Mythic dungeons.
  • Ripple in Space (Essence) now displays its teleport visual marker to all players.
  • Sticky Seaweed is now more abundant in Nazjatar.
  • Fixed a bug where Abyssal, Charged, and A5C-3N-D3D Goggles crafted by Engineers had incorrect requirements to unlock some of their Azerite traits.
  • Tortollan Tank Dweller, Thin Air Flounder, and Well Lurker should be easier to collect now.

Player versus Player

  • Warsong Gulch
    • Individual player Flag Capture and Flag Returns are now properly displayed on the scoreboard.

Quests

  • Amethyst Spireshells and Mirecrawlers should be easier to knock off ceilings in Nazjatar.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the player to see a generic island instead of the dock area in “Worldvein Rumors”.
  • Hand of Neptulon no longer kills players during “The Lords of Water”.
  • The Soulbound quest items acquired during “Factory Refurbished” (Tempered Plating, Machined Gear Assembly, and Hardened Spring) have been removed. The non-Soulbound versions of these items now satisfy the quests involving these items.
  • Players should now transition seamlessly out of the cutscene that plays when throwing the Javelin of Suramar during "The Tide Turns" or "Changing Tides."
  • Abducted Vaultbots now reward their rescuers with Junkyard Tinkering consumables once a day during "Abduction Reduction".

World Quests

  • The number of Shirakess Grimoires required for the world quest "Overdue" has been reduced.
  • Hefty Glimmershells obtained during “A Steamy Situation” no longer disappear prematurely if the player leaves the quest area.
    • Hefty Glimmershells now disappear after 24 hours.
  • Abyssal Commander Sivara has unleashed a new wave of snapdragons into the streets of Nar'anan, resulting in more targets during "Time to Krill".
  • Chitterspine Crabs should no longer hide just outside of line of sight range during "Hungry Hungry Hydras".

July 9, 2019

Achievements

  • "Fighting on Two Fronts" no longer requires looting the Mechagon Fight Club chest.
    • Developers’ note: Especially as a requirement for Rank 2 of an Essence, this step was out of line in difficulty with the other parts of the achievement.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Foul Manifestation now reliably spawns in Mechagon.
  • Ignite Mana cast by the Baron Geddon Data Anomaly in Mechagon now lasts for 30 seconds (was 5 minutes).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Azshara’s Eternal Palace
    • Queen Azshara
      • Corrected an issue that could prevent Queen Azshara from properly transitioning to the final phase of the encounter.

Items

  • Pocket-Sized Computation Device
    • Fixed a bug where players could cast other spells while channeling the active ability on the Cyclotronic Blast Red Punchcard.
    • The power contribution of Red and Yellow Punchcards are now more comparable to one another.
      • Developers' note: Yellow Punchcards were too strong, and Red Punchcards were too weak. The overall effectiveness of a trinket with Red and Yellow Punchcards should be similar or better than previously.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Memory of Lucid Dreams (Essence) no longer removes stealth when activated while Stealth or Prowl are active.
    • Purification Protocol (Essence) can no longer kill a quest objective enemy with its Rank 2 Purifying Blast.
    • Essence effects no longer unintentionally break players out of stealth.
      • Worldvein Resonance’s Lifeblood Shards no longer break stealth.
      • Vitality Conduit no longer breaks stealth when health is transferred to or from a stealthed unit.
      • Vitality Conduit no longer cleanses crowd-control that breaks on damage such as Blind and Polymorph.
      • Gaining Focused Energy from Essence of the Focusing Iris’ Minor Power no longer breaks stealth.
      • The Azerite Spike generated from Condensed Life-Force’s Minor Power no longer breaks stealth when striking an enemy unit.
      • Purification Protocol no longer breaks stealth when it heals the caster.
      • Ripple in Space’s Minor Power no longer breaks stealth.
      • Gaining Reckless Force from The Unbound Force’s Minor Power no longer breaks stealth.
      • Gaining Vision of Perfection or being healed by the Vision of Perfection’s Minor Power no longer breaks stealth.
    • Using Potion of Focused Resolve should no longer break stealth.
    • The Personal Time Displacer now teleports players to the future as intended.

Player versus Player

  • Items
    • The following items have had their effects reduced in PvP combat:
      • Edict of the Faithless’ absorption effects reduced by 60%.
      • The maximum damage that can be transferred from Chain of Suffering reduced by 75%.
      • Bloodthirsty Urchin’s healing output has been reduced by 50%.
      • Ashvane’s Razor Coral’s effect only stacks to 20.
      • Dribbling Inkpod no longer stacks above 20 on player-controlled targets and deals 33% damage per stack.
      • Diamond Refracting Prism's effectiveness reduced by 50% (was 30%) for tank specializations, and 70% (was 60%) for non-tank specialization characters.
      • Mirror of Entwined Fate's effectiveness reduced by 30% for healer specializations, and 65% (was 50%) for non-healer specialization characters.
      • Ward of Envelopment's effectiveness in PvP is reduced by 30% for healer specializations, and 65% (was 50%) for non-healer specialization characters.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Undulating Tides’ absorption effect reduced by 75%.
  • Warsong Gulch
    • Individual player Flag Capture and Flag Returns are now properly displayed on the scoreboard.

Quests

  • The “Battle for Nazjatar” now properly resets each week.
  • For the Brawler's Guild quest "Flaunt It If You Got It", the Amberseed bun should now hit your target regardless of their War Mode status.
  • Wardruid Loti no longer yells at players not participating in “Underfoot”.

World Quests

  • Players can again complete "Word on the Streets".
  • “Spider Scorching” now appears on the World Map when it’s active.

July 3, 2019

Achievements

  • Revealing treasure chests while scrying in Nazjatar should now reliably grant credit for Nothing to Scry About.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Prince Erazmin's best friend, Scrappy, is now better at traveling Rustbolt to encourage the resistance. He should no longer occasionally fall through the ground.
  • Unleashed Arcanofiend’s Proximal Chaos attacks are now a bit less chaotic.
  • In Nazjatar, there are now fewer slugs in rocks. Eww.

Items

  • Epic gems with a secondary stat now provide 50 of the secondary stat (was 60).
    • Developers’ note: The power increase of Epic gems over Rare gems is too large, putting players in situations where the right choice is to use a much lower iLvl item with a socket over a Titanforged upgrade. We’re making this change before Season 3 begins to limit the number of affected players.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some punchcards in the to be labeled "Titanforged" at a lower item level than intended. (No items were harmed in the making of this bugfix.)
  • Chain Ignitercoil is no longer sold by vendors in Mechagon.
  • Secret Fish can now be sold, and the sounds they make have been fixed. Don’t tell anyone.
  • Ionized Minnows can now be stored in the Reagent Bank, as well as Engineering and Fishing Bags.
  • The following now automatically use reagents stored in your reagent bank:
    • Crafting all Junkyard Tinkering blueprints.
    • Contributing to construction projects.
    • Using the Charging Station to charge Empty Energy Cells.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • The Seething Rage buff from Blood of the Enemy (Essence) will now properly modify the critical damage dealt by any summoned units, such as those summoned by a Shaman or a Monk's Storm, Earth, and Fire.
    • Classes with pets that use energy will no longer cause their pets to gain an increased energy regeneration rate when using Memory of Lucid Dreams (Essence).

Missions and Followers

  • Fixed an issue where some players could receive the Zen'lan Lost Treasure Map mission a second time with no loot. The mission is now removed if it has already been completed.
  • Missions with the Deep Sea mechanic now have a base time of 24 hours and are properly countered by Naval Expert.

Player vs. Player

  • “Call to Arms: Nazjatar” can now properly be completed by slaying the opposing faction in Nazjatar.
  • Battle for Nazjatar
    • Additional improvements have been made to this event. It should now become active more often, while still ensuring that there are mix of Horde and Alliance players present.
    • Factions that control more capture points within the Battle for Nazjatar event will now yield more Victory Points. This works similarly to Arathi Basin or the Battle for Gilneas.

Quests

  • Reduced the amount of quest items needed to complete many Requisition quests and Bounty daily quests in Nazjatar.
  • "The Reclamation Rig" construction project will now more reliably give achievement credit to all players who contributed to its construction, even if further away when it is completed.
  • Players can now see Venture Co. Transport Balloons while "Taking The Air Out".
  • “The Doppel Gang” should now reliably give credit to all players who participate.
  • Avarius should now spawn as expected once all the Brinestone shards have been placed.
  • The Zoatroid Harvesters required for "Dirty Dozen" now path better, and are more tap friendly, with appropriate health.

Support

  • Fixed an issue preventing some players from submitting tickets in-game.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some tickets submitted in-game to incorrectly show as submitted via web.

World Quests

  • A recent change in diet has made the chitin on glimmershell crab shells more resistant to breaking during combat, resulting in Hefty Glimmershells of usable quality dropping more frequently when you’re in "A Steamy Situation".
  • The spell intended to recover your corpse during “Infestation of Madness” no longer incorrectly sends your corpse to Nazjatar.

World

  • Players should no longer experience phasing issues around the Tidestone in Nazjatar.

Hotfixes


July 2, 2019

Brawler’s Guild

  • Stitches' Aura of Rot stacks again fall off when players leave the affected area.

Classes

  • Rage is now limited to a maximum of 25 (was 20) at the start of a raid encounter.
  • Rogue
    • Resolved an issue that prevented Sap from breaking when specific spells were cast on affected targets such as Concentrated Flame (Essence).
    • Applying the Crucible of Flame Essence's debuff, Ancient Flame, no longer removes a rogue from Stealth.

Companions

  • Players now retain the buffs provided by Neri Sharpfin if they log out and back in during its duration.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Increased the health scaling and base health of all the lowest-health rare spawns in Nazjatar and Mechagon.
    • Developers’ note: With this change more players will have a chance to engage these rare spawns before they are eliminated.
  • Vengeful Highborne’s fear ability channel reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds) and its duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Flight Master Gizzik Kelpears now defends against hostile creatures.
  • Reduced the spawn chance for Enforcer KX-T57.
  • The Dopple Gang now spawns when players use the item Pressure Relief Valve.
  • Shirakess Overseer no longer spawns inside rocks.
  • Rolly Gulper is no longer immune to area-of-effect abilities.
  • Lord Hydraxis is now more powerful.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Terrance of Endless Spring
    • Corrected an issue that could cause Tsulong to fail to spawn after resetting the instance.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Resolved an issue that caused Memory of Lucid Dreams (Essence) to break the user’s stealth when refunding resources.
    • Memory of Lucid Dreams’ (Essence) Major Power now correctly lasts the full duration for Fire Mages, Frost Mages, and Protection Paladins.
    • Memory of Lucid Dreams’ (Essence) Minor Power’s proc rate has been reduced when used by Fire Mages.
      • Developers’ note: The Minor Power on Memory of Lucid Dreams has a custom implementation for Fire Mages and how it interacts with Fire Blast charges. However, this wound up being too strong relative to other Essences’ Minor Powers. As such we’re reducing its proc rate by 33% for Fire Mages, which should keep this as a very strong option to use in the Minor Slot, but much closer to the potency of other Minor Powers.
    • Crucible of Flames’ (Essence) Minor Power no longer procs when casting abilities that apply crowd control to a target.
    • Fixed a bug preventing Purification Protocol's (Essence) Minor Power from correctly generating threat when damaging enemies.
    • The damage and healing granted from Omnipotence (Azerite Trait) now resets at the beginning of encounters and Arena matches.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Highborne Compendium of Sundering’s proc chance to increase if an allied player also had the trinket equipped.
  • Prismatic Crystals now stack to 200.
  • Shaman can now activate Anti-Gravity Packs in Ghost Wolf form.
  • Benthic gear now displays the correct amount of Prismatic Manapearls needed for upgrades.
  • The Volatile Blaster now can be used by Druids in Cat or Bear form.
  • Harbinger’s Inscrutable Will now pacifies enemies struck by its projectile effect (was a silence).
  • Druids can use Anti-Gravity Packs in all shapeshift forms, except Travel Form. Flap those wings, Moonkin!

Player versus Player

  • The "Battle for Nazjatar" event is now active when there are similar numbers of players from both factions with War Mode activated in Nazjatar. When that is not the case, "Azshara's Elite Commanders" —a new event—becomes active and also rewards Battle for Nazjatar Commendations.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Horde players who participated in Battle for Nazjatar from receiving rewards if they died when it ended.
  • Kronus’ and Fangraal's health and damage have been increased in the Ashran Epic Battleground.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause players in Dalaran Sewers to be teleported to the center of the Arena.
  • Players now receive Nazjatar Battle Commendations from War Supply Chests earned in Nazjatar.
  • Shadow Sight Orbs now spawn within the Robodrome Arena.
  • The power coils have powered-up, and are now ready to zap shy arena players within the Robodrome starting area who linger too long.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Rogues to die when casting Death from Above while participating in a Black Rook Hold Arena match.

Quests

  • Players can again complete "Sliding with Style".
  • Enemy players can no longer kill the opposing faction’s NPCs necessary to complete "The Missing Crew".
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from turning in "They Made Their Choice".
  • Pet Battle quests now give credit towards "Rustbolt Rebellion".
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “Runelocked Chest” play area to clip into a nearby wall.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to become unable to complete the quest, "Saving Corin."
  • The user interface now always displays available quests for followers.
  • Players again receive credit toward “Bounty: Dangerous Creatures” for eliminating rare spawns.
  • All Nazjatar rare spawns now properly give credit for the quest "Bounty: Dangerous Creatures".
  • World Quest targets in Nazjatar no longer display a silver dragon portrait, but instead show up as quest bosses or elite quest bosses.

Toys

  • The Pearl of Abyss can now be obtained.
  • Flopping Fish is now much more kickable.

Warfronts

  • Addressed an issue that caused Wood and Iron resources looted from creatures to be less common.

World

  • Alliance players can no longer rest in the Horde Outpost Ekka's Hideaway.
  • Players who die in the Great Sea off the coast of Mechagon are no longer teleported to the Whitegrove Chapel graveyard.


Hotfixes


June 28, 2019

Creatures and NPCs

  • Elites required for combat ally WANTED quests are now a more appropriate size.
  • Mirecrawlers and slugs that have attached themselves to walls and ceilings no longer evade when engaged in combat.
  • Chief Curglrrmgur can now be tapped by all players regardless of faction.
  • Fabious no longer cares about your threats, just lookin' good.
  • Players can again successfully rescue Murloco.

Items

  • Resources for Junkyard Tinkering in Mechagon can now be stored in Engineering bags and the reagent bank.
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Blood of the Enemy (Essence) from being purchasable after earning the Battlefield Brawler achievement.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that could prevent Concentrated Flame (Essence) from being cast on enemy players in Arenas, Rated Battlegrounds, and free-for-all PvP areas.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Burning Soul’s absorption shield reduced to 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 50%).
  • Priest
    • Twist Magic’s healing reduced to 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 50%).
  • Shaman
    • Pack Spirit’s healing reduced to 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 50%).
  • Developers' note: These can have a much higher uptime in PvP combat compared to the rest of the game resulting in a larger than intended amount of healing. As a result, we’re further reducing their effect in PvP. These changes were intended to be included in the Rise of Azshara content update notes and have been live since its release.
  • Warlock
    • Crashing Chaos (Azerite Trait) updated. It now additionally lowers the cooldown of Summon Infernal by 15 seconds, and its damage increase has been reduced by 33%.

Quests

  • Chitterspine Meat will no longer drop for players who have already completed "Hungry Hungry Hydras".
  • The Rolly Gupler now can be slain during “A Gulper Ate the Rolly”.
  • Players now receive credit for entering the spider tank during “Gnomercy!”
  • Players can again interact with the Prototype Arcane Engine during “Shadowed Halls and Dusty Cogs.”
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Sign of the Emissary from granting increased reputation gains with Rustbolt Resistance.

World Quests

  • "Summons from the Deep" bosses can now be tapped by all players who fight them.
  • "Runelocked Chest" objective difficulty has been adjusted.


Hotfixes


June 27, 2019

Character

  • Players no longer see spell effects created by the spell Curse of the Tides: Dark Water if it cannot affect them.

Classes

  • Rogue
    • Blade Flurry again deals the correct percentage of damage from Between the Eyes critical strikes.
  • Warlock
    • Resolved an issue that allowed Felhunters to cast Spell Lock while under the effects of specific types of crowd-control spells (e.g. Dragon's Breath and Blind).
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Imp pets from trying to cast Singe Magic on friendly targets beyond its 30-yard range.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Imperial Shapers now attack players who disrupt their channeled casts.
  • Iridescent Glimmershell’s Shining Iridescence ability no longer strikes players who face away from it.
  • Qalina, Spear of Ice’s Rejuvenating Waters ability now does less healing.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • High Tinker Mekkatorque
      • World Enlarger again shrinks players in the first phase of the encounter.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Island Expeditions from placing markers on map.

Items

  • Gems again appear in the Auction House’s gems tab.
  • Players can now obtain more than 15 Fragments of Zem'lan’s Lost Treasure Map.
  • Items created by Experimental Adventurer Augmentation no longer disappear.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented mount equipment from working in raids and Mythic Keystone dungeons.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Feral Druids can no longer cast Prowl during Vision of Perfection if they are not talented into Incarnation: King of the Jungle.

Player versus Player

  • Ashran now ends when enemy reinforcements are reduced to 0.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the correct amount of or any Prismatic Manapearls after completing the Battle for Nazjatar.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Brawl: Arathi Basin Comp Stomp to incorrectly show up as the current brawl in the Suggested Content tab in the Adventure Guide.

Professions

  • Rank 2 recipes can no longer be looted before obtaining the corresponding Rank 1 recipe.

Quests

  • Players now receive quest credit for "A Tempered Blade" after slaying Bladesman Inowari.
  • Followers rescued during "Gather Friends" no longer engage in combat while invisible.
  • Players can again receive credit for completing “They Made Their Choice”.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause Shirakess Apprentices to evade during “Tempest-Speaker Shalan'ali”.
  • Players can again receive credit for “Storming the Battlefields” on Alterac Valley, Arathi Basin, Deepwind Gorge, and Isle of Conquest.
  • Alliance players can now complete the War Campaign quests "Lost in the Field" and "Reassembly Required”.
  • Players can no longer receive the Heroic Battle for Stromgarde quest prior to its launch at the start of Season 3.
  • Players can again complete “Adapt, Improve, Overcome!”
  • Players can now contribute to “Drill Rig Construction” while in a raid group.
  • Players who died during the end of the quest "Dominating the Indomitable" can loot the Petrified Ebony Scale.
  • The Waterlogged Toolbox item no longer prevents players from completing “Runelocked Chest”.
  • Area of effect abilities no longer interrupt players during “Runelocked Chest”.
  • Rustwing Scavengers and Rustwing Ravens should no longer become unkillable and keep the player in combat during “Aim High”.
  • Players can now complete “Collaborative Construction”.
  • Players no longer lose Abyssal Shards if they abandon “An Abyssal Opportunity”.
  • The Echo of Garrosh Hellscream will once again rise to challenge all who doubt the might of the True Horde during "Echo of Garrosh Hellscream".

World Quests

  • Chitterspine Meat no longer is lost upon leaving Brinestone Cove during “Hungry Hungry Hydras.” However, food regulation standards have given it a 24-hour limit to feed it to Scale Lord Theronar.
  • Fixed an issue where Scale Lord Theronar's mere presence could scare away the Cracklemaw Colossus, preventing completion of “Hungry Hungry Hydras”.
  • Queen Azshara is amused by adventurers' efforts facing her prized jellyfish during "Jumping Jellies" and has graciously cast a taming ward, making them easier to traverse.

June 26, 2019

Player versus Player

  • The total number of points required for a faction to win the Battle for Nazjatar War Mode event reduced to 3,000 (was 10,000).

Quests and World Quests

  • Players will no longer need to relog to turn in the quest "Saving Corin".
  • Players can now turn in “Scouting the Pens” to Neri.

World

  • Players can no longer loiter at the teleport location for the Heart of Azeroth quest line in Highmountain.
  • Cursed items found in Nazjatar will now take longer to affect your character, and the detrimental effects have been reduced.
  • Fixed a bug where being mounted while interacting with Arcane Device would cause visual issues.
  • Prince Wiggletail is now easier to defeat.
  • Moved certain Chitterspine crabs in Bitterstone Cove that were out of line of sight behind the water wall.
  • Duration of Glimmershell Fluid increased to 2 minutes (was 30 seconds).
  • Upon re-entering the zone, previously selected combat allies will once again join your side in Nazjatar.
  • Weeping Sanya now spawns upstairs so she no longer interferes with the puzzle World Quest in the same building.
  • Due to many harsh lessons learned from gravity, we are increasing the "Slow Fall" spell duration obtained from the top of Kal'methir Citadel from 15 seconds to 30.
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