Hotfixes: September 14,15,16

September 16


Hotfixes

Classes

  • (Hotfix in testing; to be applied with next weekly maintenance) Most abilities used by Tank specializations have had their damage reduced by 10%. Abilities which are shared with other specializations remain unchanged for those other specializations.

Demon Hunter

  • Fury of the Illidari will now correctly continue to do damage if your character is crowd controlled.
  • (Hotfix in testing; to be applied with next weekly maintenance) Fel Barrage proc rate changed to be consistent, regardless of target count.
    • Developers’ Notes: Havoc burst AoE damage has proved to be too strong, and Fel Barrage was the most prominent source of that. It should shine in multi-target situations because it does AoE damage; it doesn't need to also proc more often in those situations.

Druid

  • (Guardian) Ursoc’s Endurance will correctly allow Ironfur to persist for its extended duration.

Monk

  • (Hotfix in testing; to be applied with next weekly maintenance) Strike of the Wind Lord now deals reduced damage to secondary targets.
    • Developers’ Notes: Windwalker burst AoE damage was a bit too strong, and Strike of the Wind Lord is the biggest source of that. We want it to remain strong for single target, but not as strong with its secondary damage.

Paladin

  • Devotion Aura should no longer drop off of the Paladin using it if the Paladin moves too quickly.
  • (Hotfix in testing; to be applied with next weekly maintenance) Light of the Protector and Hand of the Protector now heals for 30% of missing health (down from 35%).
  • (Hotfix in testing; to be applied with next weekly maintenance) Scatter the Shadows (Protection Paladin artifact trait) now increases the healing of Light of the Protector by 6/12/18% (down from 10/20/30%).
    • Developers’ Notes: Protection Paladin self-healing was buffed substantially near the end of beta, based on concerns that it was too weak, but those concerns have proved unfounded. We're bringing it back down to its intended level.

Priest

  • Shadow Mania will no longer continue to generate insanity after you unlearn the talent.

Shaman

  • The bonus Ghost Wolf speed from Rehgar’s Bodyguard ability should persist through entering combat, though it will not apply when entering Ghost Wolf while in combat.

Warlock

  • Destruction Warlocks that are stuck on the final Artifact acquisition quest "Ritual Ruination" should now find it easier to get through all obstacles. Any warlocks that already have the Artifact, but are stuck on a quest objective, should return to Dalaran to get full credit for the quest.
  • Pleasure through Pain will now properly reduce the cooldown of Shadow Bolt while the Succubus is affected by Glyph of Shivarra.

Class Halls

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing some players from being granted all of the follower missions that were intended for their followers’ ilevels.
  • Fixed an issue where very rarely, players would not be able to acquire Champions on certain characters.
  • Hunters who have researched the Eagle Ally perk and have since changed to no longer have that perk will no longer be teleported to unusable flight points when using the Flight Master's Whistle.
  • The rewards from Twisting Nether Demon Hunter Class hall trait have been improved.

Dungeons

  • Assault on Violet Hold
    • Blood-Princess Thel'ena's Essence of the Blood Princess now increases pet and guardian damage done by 100%.
  • Darkheart Thicket
    • Fixed an issue that was causing Dresaron to sometimes fly away.
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Fixed an issue where Megaera could reset when players attempted to solo the encounter.

Items

  • Legion foods and drinks should now restore twice as much health and mana.
  • The damage output of Potion of Deadly Grace and Potion of the Old War has been increased by 100%.

PvP

  • Several followers have had the effectiveness of their abilities reduced against players.
  • Fixed an issue where PvP World Quests would occasionally reward items that were more powerful than intended for low Honor rank players.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Fury of the Illidari now deals 30% less damage to players

Quests

  • You can now summon Dread Captain Thedon for the World Quest “Dread End” if you kill Serpentrix before interacting with the Ghostly Brazier.

September 15


Hotfixes

Classes

Druid

  • The Restoration Druid artifact trait Power of the Archdruid will now correctly always spread Regrowth to additional targets when you cast Regrowth instead of sometimes spreading Rejuvenation.

Monk

  • Soothing Mist cast from the Monk’s Jade Serpent Statue should cancel on targets farther than 60 yards from the statue.
  • (Windwalker) The Tornado Kicks Artifact trait will no longer sometimes reduce your first Rising Sun Kick damage.

Shaman

  • Players who use the Portal to the Maelstrom instead of the Astral Gate to the Maelstrom will now be granted credit for "The Voice of Thunder" quest.
  • Bodyguard: Rehgar Earthfury now correctly makes Ghost Wolf move at 100% extra speed (was 130%).

Warrior

  • Rampage weapon trails now show for every swing of rampage regardless of whether the weapon was sheathed.

Class Halls

  • Druids who abandoned either "Essence of Balance" or "Essence of Regrowth" should now be able to reaccept the quests by returning to the Emerald Dreamway.
  • Druids should now receive Naralex or Zen'tabra after entering their order halls.

Dungeons

  • Players are now able to summon other players into Mythic dungeons as long as the player being summoned meets the requirements of the dungeon.
  • Eye of Azshara
    • Restless Tides now cast Imprisoning Bubble and Undertow correctly when more than one player is in melee with them.

Items

  • Identified and fixed an issue that could cause Legion legendary items to drop more frequently than intended if a player had already received their first legendary.
  • Coins caught in the Dalaran Fountain are now Bind on Pickup.
  • Jeweled Signet of Melandrus now correctly increases the damage of Auto Shot for Hunters.
  • Stabilized Energy Pendant no longer causes resources to drain when the player changes zones.

NPCs

  • Players are no longer able to use the Bribe and Mind Control abilities on Ysera.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Players who have previously killed Myonix should be able to acquire the Leybarbeque Ribs recipe on subsequent kills.
  • Enchanting
    • Fixed an issue where some epic quality items awarded from world quests provided incorrect disenchant materials.
    • Enchant Cloak – Gift of Critical Strike, Enchant Cloak – Gift of Haste, Enchant Cloak – Gift of Mastery, and Enchant Cloak – Gift of Versatility now increase the player’s movement speed by 2% (was 10%).
      • Developers’ Notes: In fights where movement speed is important, Draenor cloak enchants (which reward run speed) were outperforming the best Legion cloak enchants (which do not).  To protect enchanters from having to farm Draenor materials, we've reduced the run speed bonus on Draenor cloak enchants to 2%. We feel that cloak enchants aren’t the ideal place for run speed enhancements, and we will continue to look at interesting run speed options as the expansion continues.

PvP

  • PvP World Quests should have rewards restored for Prestiged players.
  • Hired Underbelly Guards should be much less likely to leave you.
  • Warrior
    • Pain Train now provides a Battle Cry to all nearby allies that increases critical strike by 30%.

Quests

  • The Lightning Rod cannot be used on the same mob multiple times during the World Quest “Electrosnack”.
  • "Shallow Graves" should now appear at all times for players on the quest "A Grisly Task".
  • Guardian Druids should no longer be prevented from completing "When Dreams Become Nightmares" when looting the Claws of Ursoc.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some players on "Cry Thunder!" to be forced to get their dragon killed to be able to dismount.
  • On “Shrine of the Truthguard”, players who navigate to Dalaran by using their Dalaran Hearthstone, regular Hearthstone, or by getting ported, will receive the “Return to Dalaran” objective and become able to turn in the quest to Lord Maxwell Tyrosus.
  • The Mining World Quest “Leyworms” now requires 10 Leystone-Encrusted Spikes (was 40).
  • Valewalker Farodin should now properly tell his story during the quest "Fragments of Disaster."
  • In Maw of Souls, Ymiron’s Broken Blade now drops on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties for Warriors who have completed "Champions of Skyhold".
  • Hunters are now able to complete "Delicate Enchantments" by using the "I'm ready" chat option after leaving the quest objective area.
  • On-death effects should no longer behave unusually when the player reaches 1 HP during “Withered Army Training”.

Services

  • Performing a faction transfer on a character who has completed an Artifact Acquisition quest, but not yet turned it in, will no longer destroy the artifact when the quest is removed from players' logs. Players may then re-accept the Artifact quest after the transfer has completed and will receive full credit for the quest.

September 14


Hotfixes

Classes

Hunter

  • Hati will now reset appearance to the default blue wolf form the first time summoned.
    • Developers’ Notes: Due to a bug, some hunters had Hati transform with the Essence Swapper into appearances that are unintended. A fix has been made for this to prevent future issues, but to get rid of any unintended appearances that players may already have, Hati’s appearance will be reverted to the default blue wolf when first summoned, and should retain any appearance changes thereafter. The Essence Swapper will continue to allow you to change Hati’s appearance to match that of your currently active hunter pet.

Paladin

  • Judgment's damage on secondary targets should correctly match its damage on the primary target.

Priest

  • Clarity of Will's maximum shield size will be correctly increased by Versatility.

Shaman

  • (Enhancement) Feral Lunge will no longer threaten enemies when cast. Feral Lunge now only causes threat when it lands and deals damage.

Class Halls

  • The amount of follower experience granted by missions has been increased.
  • Lower-level followers should have access to more missions, even when the player has very high level followers active.
  • Players who failed to be rewarded Hymdall during the resolution of the quest "Jorhuttam" are properly granted him as a follower after entering their class hall.

Dungeons

  • Players should no longer be able to apply for Premade Group Finder parties for Arcway or Court of Stars if they have not gained access to those dungeons.
  • Eye of Azsharah
    • For the quest “Cleansing the Dreamway”, Rarefied Water should now drop from every boss. Other enemies no longer drop the item for the quest.

Items

  • Level 110 legendary rings and amulets, which all previously had no sockets, should now have 1 Prismatic socket per item.

NPCs

  • Blingtron 6000 should no longer transport some players underneath the world.

Professions

  • The alchemy spell Transmute: Fish to Gems should now take Cursed Queenfish, not Ghostly Queenfish.

Quests

  • Operation Murloc Freedom now only rewards Timeworn Artifacts while the World Quest is active.
  • The Nightbourne Loupe for the quest "A Personal Touch" is now carried by both male and female nightborne.
  • The quest object "The Black Tome" for the quest "The Black Tome" now spawns in a location that is accessible without having to jump onto the altar.
  • On “Cry Thunder!”, players can no longer interact with Vethir to start the bombing run if they’re in a raid group.
  • Elothir should consistently offer "Reading the Leaves" and "Given to Corruption" when a player is eligible for the quests.
  • Adjustments to spawn rate and credit for the Fishing World Quest “Buoy Fishing” have been made to streamline the quest.

Zones

  • Players should no longer experience phasing issues when re-visiting Dalaran over Karazhan for the Legion pre-launch quests.

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