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Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.2. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below went live the moment they were implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this list in the days to come as additional hotfixes are applied.

Patch Information

March 21

  • Classes
    • Warlock
      • Demonic Gateway should no longer despawn when the casting Warlock moves far away.
         
  • Quests
    • Crumbled Chamberlain: Statue pieces now do not despawn when looted, allowing other players to loot the statue piece as well.
    • Stone Cold: Fixed an issue where players were unable to interact with Grave Guardian statues.
       
  • Creatures
    • Oondastas for everyone! Oondasta now respawns much more frequently.
    • Exchange Guards have resumed their stance of not interfering with players engaged in Horde/Alliance hostilities(PvP combat).
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Gastropod should now favor attackers that are at range.
      • Reduced the amount of creatures in the area leading up to Ji-Kun in Raid Finder.
      • Fixed an issue where players winning a bonus roll after defeating Iron Qon on Heroic mode could receive a non-heroic version of the tier token.
      • Fixed an issue where damage from Lei Shen's Crashing Thunder, Lightning Whip, Overcharge and Discharged Energy was not being reduced Feint.
      • Twin Consorts
        • Reduced the health of Suen and Lu'lin in 25-player Heroic mode.
    • Icecrown Citadel
      • Fixed an issue where Master Looters were unable to assign Shadowfrost Shards to another player.
    • Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
      • The Prophet Skeram has loot again and no longer creates illusions for now. He'll be back to normal in a future patch.
         
  • Items
    • Increased the cast time to perform the ritual for summonable bosses using Shan'ze Ritual Stones on the Isle of Thunder from 2 seconds to 5 seconds.
    • All uncommon(green) item drops from the Isle of Thunder should now be disenchantable.
    • Darkmoon Whistle should no longer cause other players to drop out of stealth.
    • Essence of the Breeze should now only usable while on the continent of Pandaria.
       

March 19

  • Classes
    • Monk
      • Tier-15 Mistweaver 2-piece set bonus should now increase the healing of Renewing Mist by the correct amount.
    • Paladin
      • Hand of Purity no longer reduces the damage dealt by effects that ignore immunities.
         
  • Quests
    • Captive Audience: Fixed an issue with Rune Prisons that prevented new captives from spawning.
       
  • Creatures
    • Summonable bosses on the Isle of Thunder now leash back instead of despawning when pulled too far from their spawn point.
    • Zandalari Warbringers are now immune to crowd control and interrupt effects.
    • Fixed an issue where some players may not receive loot after defeating Nalak.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Increased the time before the gate to closes while engaging Feng the Accursed to 8 seconds, up from 3 seconds.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Council of Elders
        • Reduced the penalty to damage taken from the Shadowed Soul debuff from 5% to 3% per stack on 10-player Heroic mode.
      • Dark Animus
        • Dark Animus will now use its abilities at more consistent intervals.
        • Interrupting Jolt now deals less damage on 10/25-player Heroic mode.
        • Explosive Slam now deals significantly less damage on 10-player Heroic mode.
        • Fixed an issue where Matter Swap could sometimes teleport players beneath the world.
      • Ji-Kun
        • Fixed an issue where Bore Worms would remain submerged.
        • Fixed an issue where Bow Fly Swarms would enter combat while remaining out of melee range.
      • Lei Shen
        • Fixed an issue where players defeating Lei Shen did not receive credit towards the Pinnacle of Storms achievement.
      • Megaera
        • Reduced the damage dealt by Megaera’s breaths and Ignite Flesh on 10-player Normal mode.
        • Reduced the damage dealt by Rampage on 10-player Normal mode.
           
  • PvP
    • Season 13 Tyrannical weapons had their item levels increased to ilevel 498, up from ilevel 493, to match Season 12 Elite weapons.
    • Season 13 Malevolent Honor gear now gives more Stamina, making them comparable to Season 12 counterparts.
       
  • Battlegrounds
    • Eye of the Storm: Horde teams are now being awarded the proper amount of victory points when holding 3 towers.
       
  • Items
    • Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger now has an increased cooldown for its special ability.
       
  • UI
    • There should no longer be a delay in displaying Isle of Thunder stage progression status on the World Map.
       

March 15

  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Fixed an issue where Chilblains may fail to apply its snare effect.
    • Druid
      • Symbiosis will now cancel properly if the Druid and the target remains separated for a period of time.
    • Hunter
      • Dire Beast summons should now have the Avoidance aura.
    • Mage
      • General
        • Incanter's Ward is no longer transferred to a Mage who Spellsteals it, but is dispelled from the target.
      • Talents
        • Living Bomb now deals 70% of its damage when used against other players, down from 100%.
        • Nether Tempest now deals 70% of its damage when used against other players, down from 100%.
    • Paladin
      • Divine Purpose should no longer activate from unsuccessful attempts to cast Inquisition.
    • Warrior
      • Glyph of Die by the Sword should now only apply its effect for Warriors that have that it set as an active glyph.
         
  • Quests
    • Be Raptor: Fixed an issue where the final cutscene may not display correctly. Players should now be able to obtain completion credit and turn the quest in.
    • Liquid Gold: Players should now be able to loot supply crates and complete the quest.
    • Lunk's Adventure: Rendan's Weakness: Iron Summit Guards should now join the conga line, allowing players to complete the quest.
       
  • Creatures
    • Arcanital Mara'kah's barrier spell now lasts 30 seconds, up from 20 seconds.
    • Players of both factions are now eligible to receive loot from Nalak when at least one of the factions has fully unlocked the Isle of Thunder.
       
  • Pet Battles
    • Resilient should now properly prevent Critter pets from being stunned by Rupture.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Council of Elders
        • Fixed an issue where the Council of Elders did not always drop 2 items on 10-player normal mode.
      • Durumu the Forgotten
        • Azure Fogs are now no longer able to be damaged by area-of-effect spells when they are not revealed.
      • Twin Consorts
        • Suen's Fan of Flames now has a 50-yard range.
           
  • PvP
    • Tyrannical Conquest achievement for both factions now requires a character to obtain 25,000 Conquest points in Season 13, down from 27,000 Conquest. The tooltip and progress indicator will still display that the character needs 27,000 Conquest. This will be fixed in a future patch.
       
  • Items
    • Reduced the higher than intended drop rates for Shado-Pan Assault Insignia from Sunreaver Bounty.
       
  • UI
    • Fixed an issue where stage progression on the world map for Isle of Thunder was not displaying correctly for players outside the isle.
    • Reduced the amount of spam on Local Defense - Isle of Thunder channel while engaging Kirin Tor or Sunreaver NPCs.
       
  • Bug Fixes
    • Using a potion while under Stealth/Invisibility no longer causes the potion to go on permanent cooldown.
       

March 14

  • Classes
    • Monk
      • Chi Wave should now correctly bounce between targets that are in range.
         
  • Creatures
    • Oondasta should no longer drop Terrorful Weave for Discipline and Holy Priests, and Girdle of Dimorphodontics should no longer drop for Mages and Warlocks.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • The time for players to decide if they want to use a bonus roll has been increased to 3 minutes.
       
  • PvP
    • Conquest quartermasters should now be properly stocked with PvP rings, amulets, and trinkets.
       
  • Professions
    • Thunderforges on the Isle of Thunder can now also function as a normal anvil and forge.
    • Archeology
      • Mantid archeology items should now correctly award a Mantid Amber Sliver when turned in.
         

March 12

  • Classes
    • Our lead systems designer share the reasoning behind some recent class changes.
    • Death Knight
      • Blood
        • Rune Strike now deals 25% more damage.
      • Frost
        • Howling Blast had its area-of-effect splash damage equal to 50% of the damage taken by the primary target (down from 65%).
      • Unholy
        • Unholy Frenzy damage will no longer break crowd-control effects that break on damage.
    • Mage
      • Talents
        • Frost Bomb now deals 40% more damage. Frost Bomb now deals 60% of its damage when used against other players, down from 80%.
        • Living Bomb now deals 40% more damage.
        • Nether Tempest now deals 40% more damage.
    • Monk
      • Windwalker
        • Spirits summoned by Storm, Earth, and Fire should now deal the correct amount of damage with Rushing Jade Wind.
    • Priest
      • Shadow Word: Pain now deals 25% less damage.
    • Warlock
      • General
        • Corruption now deals 25% less damage.
      • Talents
        • Blood Horror now checks that the Warlock has at least 5% health before casting.
      • Demonology
        • Doom now deals 25% less damage.
    • Warrior
      • Protection
        • Deep Wounds now deals 50% more damage for Protection Warriors.
        • Shield Slam now deals 25% more damage.
           
  • Quests
    • Flight in the Firelands: Fixed an issue where players were unable to complete the quest.
    • Pterrible Ptorment: Spawn rate of Tormented Skyscreamer has been increased and fixed an issue where players in certain situations were unable to complete the quest.
       
  • Pet Battles
    • Gusting Grimoire is now a Rare quality companion pet.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Our lead encounter designer offers their thoughts on feedback regarding raid boss hotfixes.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Horridon
        • Reduced the health of adds in the Horridon encounter by 15% for 10-player normal mode and 10% for 25-player normal mode.
      • Lei Shen
        • Fixed an issue where images of Past Self created by Alter Time could be killed during the encounter.
      • Megaera
        • Reduced the health of Megaera's heads in 10-player normal and heroic modes.
      • Zandalari Council
        • Kazra'jin's Reckless Charge should no longer hit players twice at the point of impact.
    • Scholomance
      • Fixed an issue in Challenge Mode where players may not receive credit for killing Lilian Voss.
         
  • PvP
    • Malevolent Gladiator's Endgame now matches Malevolent Gladiator's Reprieve in PvP Power and PvP Resilience. The additional 274 PvP Power has been replaced with 274 PvP Resilience.
       
  • Battlegrounds
    • Secondary stats on heirloom items should now scale correctly while inside a Battleground.
       
  • Items
    • Protections for unlucky streaks have been added for trinkets that use the RPPM (real procs per minute) system.
      • Activation chance for trinket effects on a pull has been increased.
      • Every time the trinket fails to activate, there's an increasing chance that it will activate.
      • Increased the activation chance for agility and strength trinkets from Throne of Thunder by 10%.
      • Increased the activation chance for intellect and spirit trinkets from Throne of Thunder by 5%.
         
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where players may be unable to obtain Isle of Thunder daily quests for Stage 2.
    • Fixed an issue where some players may be unable to loot Isle of Thunder rare spawns.
    • Players will no longer get dismounted when flying over the Shrine of Goldrinn.
       

March 11

  • Classes
    • Rogue
      • Blind should now break on damage from Frozen Orb.
         
  • Quests
    • Beast of Fable: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Greyhoof.
    • More Giant Dinosaur Bones and Many More Giant Dinosaur Bones can now only be completed once per day.
       
  • Creatures
    • Players visiting a different realm are no longer eligible to receive loot from Oondasta or Nalak, The Storm Lord. A forum thread discussing the reasoning for this change have been created.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Oondasta to not award loot to some players.
    • Fetid Meat Pile now properly lets players that are sufficiently far away to drop out of combat.
    • Zandalari Dinomancers now have a much lower chance to drop the Zandalari Anklerender, Footslasher, Kneebiter, and Toenibbler.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Fixed an issue where Throne of Thunder raid bosses may not drop the proper amount of tier tokens for players in 10/25-player normal and heroic modes.
    • Fixed an issue where Luck of the Draw would sometimes be incorrectly applied to Challenge Mode groups.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Combustion now deals 100% of the player’s damage to Primordius while the player is under the effects of Fully Mutated.
      • Reduced the health of The Council of Elders for 10-player normal and heroic mode.
      • Fixed an issue with Durumu the Forgotten where Life Drain's stun was not transferring correctly.
      • Reduced the health of the Gurubashi, Amani, Drakkari, and Farraki adds on the Horridon encounter.
      • Iron Qon for 25-player normal and heroic modes had the following change: The amount of damage dealt by Unleashed Flame and number of people needed to trigger Unleashed Flame had been reduced.
      • Iron Qon for 10/25-player normal modes had the following changes: Shatter damage have been reduced by 20%, damage from Arching Lightning have been reduced by 10%, and Rising Anger stacks more slowly.
    • Scholomance
      • Fixed an issue where Lilian Voss' Dark Blaze was invisible.
    • Temple of Ahn’Qiraj
      • The Prophet Skeram and any illusions created during the encounter no longer drop loot or provide reputation when killed. This is a temporary change to address an issue with the encounter.
         
  • Battlegrounds
    • Fixed an issue with latency near the beginning of a Battleground.
       
  • Professions
    • Blacksmithing
      • Creation of Lightning Steel Ingots now requires at least one of the factions to have unlocked the Thunder Forge.
         
  • Items
    • Saurok Ritualist's Sacrificial Dagger is no longer bind-on-equip (BoE).
       
  • Bug Fixes
    • The Skin of the Saurok disguise in Ihgaluk Crag will no longer cancel Druid Moonkin and Tree of Life forms.
    • Fixed an issue where Worgen were unable to use Two Forms after crossing into a coalesced zone while in combat.
       

March 7

  • Classes
    • Hunter
      • Marksmanship
        • Glyph of Chimera Shot will now properly increase the healing from Chimera Shot from 5% to 7%.
    • Monk
      • Chi Spheres are no longer consumed by the Monk when they are at full Chi.
      • Spear Hand Strike now properly causes the target to be locked out of the school of the interrupted spell.
    • Priest
      • Holy/Discipline PvP 4-piece set bonus will no longer reduce the cooldown of Silence incorrectly.
         
  • Quests
    • Cleaning House: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Fizzy Yellow Alemental and complete the quest.
    • Giant Dinosaur Bone: This quest is now a proper daily quest and can only completed once each day.
    • Plunder the Black Temple: Door to the Den of Mortal Delights should now open properly when the player reaches the appropriate step in the quest.
    • The Warren-Mother: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Chaufa and complete the quest.
    • Where are My Reinforcements?: Players should now be able to receive completion credit after speaking with Ban Bearheart.
       
  • Creatures
    • Ra'sha now scales their health based on the number of players they're engaged in combat with.
    • Zandalari Prospect now properly drop loot.
       
  • Pet Battles
    • Experience gains from winning a Pet Battle have been reduced.
    • Heirlooms and experience buffs will now correctly increase the amount of experience gained from winning a Pet Battle.
    • A brief explanation and list of exact changes to Pet Battle experience could be found here.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Ghost Iron Lockbox and Elementium Lockbox are no longer eligible for need rolls.
    • Mogu'shan Vaults
      • Patroller's Girdle of Endless Spring should no longer appear in Cache of Mogu Riches for Druids.
      • Nullification Barrier once again negates the shield thrown by Feng the Accursed.
    • Heart of Fear
      • Blade Lord Ta'yak and Wind Lord Mel'jarak as well as their minions are now affected by the Klaxxi Resonance debuff.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • The Mistweaver ability Revival will no longer dispel players who have any of the following effects:
        • Primordius: Clear Mind, Fully Mutated, Improved Synapses, and Thick Bones
        • Durumu: Dark Parasite
        • Jin'rokh the Breaker: Ionization
      • Crazed Storm-Caller should now be able to use the spell Storm Energy.
      • Roaming Fog should no longer cause Druids to drop out of shapeshift form.
      • Spirit Flayers now despawn when Stormbringer Draz'kil is defeated.
      • Spiritfire Beam will now only jump to targets less than 3 yards away.
      • Torment now has a duration of 10 seconds.
         
  • PvP
    • Season 13 one-handed weapons, excluding the Spellblade and Gavel had their cost reduced from 2250 to 1750 Honor or Conquest points respectively.
    • Players taking periodic damage while in PvP should no longer stand up while eating or drinking.
    • Big Zokk Torquewrench is going on a short leave of absence to take care of unfinished business.
       
  • Professions
    • Jewelcrafting
      • Primal Diamond no longer requires an anvil to craft.
      • Serpent's Heart no longer requires an anvil to craft.
         
  • Items
    • Mistlurker Helm, Mistborne Hood, Mountainscaler Hide Helm, and Mountainscaler Satin Hood should display the item information correctly and appear when worn.
    • Overgrown Lillypad now works when on the Isle of Thunder.
    • Thunder Caressed Waistguard now gives a bonus to Expertise instead of Parry.
       
  • Sunsong Ranch
    • The way to obtain Work Order quests on the Sunsong Ranch farm has changed. The quests will be given while harvesting crops, or by interacting with the drop-off crate.
    • Fixed an issue where players could be placed into the incorrect phase after abandoning the quest, "Inherit the Earth".
    • Fixed an issue where Occupied Soil would sometimes not update correctly or become non-interactive after clearing the associated Squatting Virmen.

 

March 5

  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Frost
        • Icy Talons now increases attack speed by 30% (was 25%).
        • Might of the Frozen Wastes now increases melee attack damage by 20% (was 15%).
        • Threat of Thassarian now increases the damage of Frost Strike by 50% (was 40%).
    • Monk
      • General
        • Stance of the Fierce Tiger now increases the damage done by 10% (was 20%).
      • Mistweaver
        • Mistweaver Monks no longer favor non-caster weapons with higher DPS on damage calculations for abilities that are based on weapon damage.
        • Muscle Memory is now automatically learned at level 20 (was level 65).
    • Paladin
      • Retribution
        • Templar's Verdict should now work properly with Seal of Justice.
      • Holy PvP 4-piece set bonus no longer causes Eternal Flame to generate a charge of Holy Power.
    • Priest
      • General
        • Shadow Word: Pain now deals 25% more damage.
      • Discipline
        • Atonement healing granted from critical strikes now heal for the correct amount.
      • Shadow
        • Shadowy Apparitions will no longer pursue targets that are actively stealthed.
    • Rogues
      • Assassination
        • Assassin's Resolve now increases the Rogue's damage by 25% (was 20%).
    • Warlock
      • Destruction
        • Fire and Brimstone version of Incinerate now deals the correct amount of damage.
        • Shadowburn now properly generates 2 Burning Embers after killing a target that yields experience or honor.
           
  • Quests
    • Fixed an issue where quest items could drop less frequently than intended.
    • Players should now be able to speak with Waterspeaker Goria to complete the quest, "The Ritual".
       
  • Creatures
    • Shapeshifted players should now be able to use Lightning Rods when fighting Electromancer Ju'le.
    • Risen Ancestors spawn rate has been increased.
       
  • Pet Battles
    • Sleep effects should now break properly when a pet is attacked.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Living Sand now has 15% less health.
       
  • Items
    • Sunreaver Beacon and Kirin Tor Beacon no longer share the same cooldown.
       
  • Sunsong Ranch
    • Work orders to plant a crop no longer award gold.
       
  • UI
    • Players should no longer see or hear chat from other player's NPCs during the introduction to the Isle of Thunder.