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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.

Below is a listing of 5.2 Hotfixes by date. A compilation of 5.2 Hotfixes is also available.

Patch Information

April 9

  • Classes
    • Hunter
      • Talents
        • Powershot now has a 25% decrease to damage, cast time, cooldown, and focus cost.
           
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Durumu the Forgotten
        • Safe spots in the maze of Eye Sores now appear earlier, before the Disintegration Beam starts moving.
        • Adjusts were made to visual effects for Eye Sores to make it easier to see the maze.
           
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a crash that occured when Gnomes or Taurens log into the game while riding a mount over water.
       

April 8

  • Creatures
    • Zandalari Beast Handler is now properly seated in a saddle while riding a Direhorrn.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Giorgio's Caduceus of Pure Moods is no longer being awarded to Elemental and Restoration Shamans on Raid Finder difficulty or via bonus rolls.
      • Primordius
        • During the Primordius encounter, spells which dispel a single harmful effect (Sear Magic, Singe Magic, or Mass Dispel) will no longer work if any of the positive effects are active on the target (Improved Synapses, Keen Eyesight, Thick Bones, Clear Mind, or Fully Mutated).
      • Ra-den
        • Fixed an issue that could prevent Ra-den from absorbing Essences of Anima/Vita as intended.
        • Engaging Ra-den now resets the cooldown on Reincarnation for Shamans.
           
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where some situations could cause players to not receive credit towards Pay to Slay or It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone achievement after defeating Incomplete Drakkari Colossus.
       

April 4

  • Quests
    • Extended Shore Leave: This quest has been temporarily removed from quest rotation to address an issue with the Zandalari Warship.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Fixed an issue where Warlocks remained in the wrong phase at The Black Temple after completing the quest Seek the Signal.
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Durumu the Forgotten
        • During the Light Spectrum phase, Yellow Eye's cone now moves more quickly on Raid Finder difficulty.
           
  • Items
    • Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon now has a reduced chance to activate its effect for characters that are level 61-69 and its effect no longer activates for characters above level 69.
       

April 2

  • General
    • Brightly Colored Eggs now spawn more frequently.
       
  • Quests
    • To the Skies!: Fixed an issue where players would remain on Thunderwing and be unable to progress to Stage 3.
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Assassination Rogues should no longer be receiving non-dagger agility weapons from bonus rolls and Raid Finder.
      • Vampiric Cave Bat now deals less damage in Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Durumu the Forgotten
        • Eye Sore and Mind Daggers now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
        • Amber Fog, Azure Fog, and Crimson Fog now remain visible after being revealed on Raid Finder difficulty.
           
  • Items
    • Inscribed Bag of Hydra-Spawn now has an increased chance to activate its shielding effect.
       

March 29

  • Classes
    • Mage
      • Tier-15 Fire/Frost 4-piece set bonus should now properly increase Frostbolt's chance to activate Fingers of Frost effect.
    • Priest
      • Tier-15 Discipline/Holy 4-piece set bonus should summon a Golden Apparition that now heals for the correct amount and can activate Divine Aegis.
    • Rogue
      • Combat
        • Blade Flurry now has a range of 8 yards, up from 5 yards, and will only hit targets that are within the Rogue's line-of-sight.
           
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Ji-Kun's Feed Young ability should now be slightly easier to intercept.
    • To the Skies!: Fixed an issue where the Hail of Arrows debuff not being removed after defeating Beastmaster Horaki.
       
  • Items
    • Enchant Weapon - Glorious Tyranny can no longer be used on other player's weapons and will cause bind-on-equipped items to become soulbound.
    • Lightning-Imbued Chalice now has a greatly increased chance to generate Infinite Power.
       

March 27

  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Tier-15 Feral Druid 2-piece set bonus should now work correctly with Savage Roar while Glyph of Savagery is active.
    • Monk
      • Tier-15 Brewmaster Monk 2-piece set bonus should now correctly increase Stagger by 12%.
      • Fixed a situation where Tier-15 Mistweaver Monk 2-piece set bonus could cause Renewing Mist to heal more than intended.
      • Charges of Mana Tea, Tigereye Brew, and Elusive Brew will now be removed after the Preparation buff wears off in Battlegrounds.
    • Paladin
      • Fixed an issue where Word of Glory or Eternal Flame did not work when both Divine Purpose and Tier-15 Protection Paladin 2-piece set bonus was present.
    • Priest
      • For Discipline Priests with Divine Aegis, Prayer of Healing criticals should now heal for the correct amount.
      • Power Word: Solace should now correctly have a chance to activate item and enchantment effects.
    • Shaman
      • Chain Heal now heals for 20% more.
      • Healing Rain now heals for 20% more.
      • Restoration
        • Earthliving Weapon now heals for 20% more.
           
  • Creatures
    • Itoka's Strange Metal Ingot can now be looted by multiple players.
    • Oondasta's health had been reduced by 50% .
       
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Fixed an issue where bracers with a random secondary stat may be awarded to the wrong role through Raid Finder or bonus roll.
      • Fixed an issue where zone drops were incorrectly disenchanting into Haunting Spirit.
         
  • Items
    • Big Bag of Zandalari Supplies is now soulbound.
    • Dragonmaw, Reborn now has a bonus to spellpower.
    • The Drakefist Hammer, Reborn now has a bonus to spellpower.
       
  • Bug Fixes
    • Tyrannical Conquest achievement should now be correctly tracking a character's Conquest gains.
       

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 by 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.
       

Hotfix Compilation

A chronological listing of 5.2 Hotfixes could be found near the top of this blog.

World of Warcraft Patch 5.2 Hotfixes

General

Noblegarden

  • Brightly Colored Eggs now spawn more frequently.

Sunsong Ranch

  • Work orders to plant a crop no longer award gold.
  • 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.
     

Classes

Death Knight

General

  • Fixed an issue where Chilblains may fail to apply its snare effect.

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%).
  • 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%).

Unholy

  • Unholy Frenzy damage will no longer break crowd-control effects that break on damage.
     

Druid

General

  • Symbiosis will now cancel properly if the Druid and the target remains separated for a period of time.

Item Sets

  • Tier-15 Feral Druid 2-piece set bonus should now work correctly with Savage Roar while Glyph of Savagery is active.
     

Hunter

General

  • Dire Beast summons should now have the Avoidance aura.

Talents

  • Powershot now has a 25% decrease to damage, cast time, cooldown, and focus cost.

Marksmanship

  • Glyph of Chimera Shot will now properly increase the healing from Chimera Shot from 5% to 7%.
     

Mage

General

  • Incanter's Ward is no longer transferred to a Mage who Spellsteals it, but is dispelled from the target.

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.
  • Living Bomb now deals 70% of its damage when used against other players, down from 100%.
  • Nether Tempest now deals 40% more damage.
  • Nether Tempest now deals 70% of its damage when used against other players, down from 100%.

Item Sets

  • Tier-15 Fire/Frost 4-piece set bonus should now properly increase Frostbolt's chance to activate Fingers of Frost effect.
     

Monk

General

  • Chi Spheres are no longer consumed by the Monk when they are at full Chi.
  • Chi Wave should now correctly bounce between targets that are in range.
  • Spear Hand Strike now properly causes the target to be locked out of the school of the interrupted spell.
  • Stance of the Fierce Tiger now increases the damage done by 10% (was 20%).
  • Charges of Mana Tea, Tigereye Brew, and Elusive Brew will now be removed after the Preparation buff wears off in Battlegrounds.

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).

Windwalker

  • Spirits summoned by Storm, Earth, and Fire should now deal the correct amount of damage with Rushing Jade Wind.

Item Sets

  • Tier-15 Brewmaster 2-piece set bonus should now correctly increase Stagger by 12%.
  • Tier-15 Mistweaver 2-piece set bonus should now increase the healing of Renewing Mist by the correct amount.
  • Fixed a situation where Tier-15 Mistweaver 2-piece set bonus could cause Renewing Mist to heal more than intended.
     

Paladin

Talents

  • Divine Purpose should no longer activate from unsuccessful attempts to cast Inquisition.
  • Hand of Purity no longer reduces the damage dealt by effects that ignore immunities.

Retribution

  • Templar's Verdict should now work properly with Seal of Justice.

Item Sets

  • Holy PvP 4-piece set bonus no longer causes Eternal Flame to generate a charge of Holy Power.
  • Fixed an issue where Word of Glory or Eternal Flame did not work when both Divine Purpose and Tier-15 Protection Paladin 2-piece set bonus was present.
     

Priest

General

  • For Discipline Priests with Divine Aegis, Prayer of Healing criticals should now heal for the correct amount.
  • Power Word: Solace should now correctly have a chance to activate item and enchantment effects.
  • Shadow Word: Pain now deals 25% more damage.
  • Shadow Word: Pain now deals 25% less 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.

Item Sets

  • Holy/Discipline PvP 4-piece set bonus will no longer reduce the cooldown of Silence incorrectly.
  • Tier-15 Discipline/Holy 4-piece set bonus should summon a Golden Apparition that now heals for the correct amount and can activate Divine Aegis.
     

Rogue

General

  • Blind should now break on damage from Frozen Orb.

Assassination

  • Assassin's Resolve now increases the Rogue's damage by 25% (was 20%).

Combat

  • Blade Flurry now has a range of 8 yards, up from 5 yards, and will only hit targets that are within the Rogue's line-of-sight.
     

Shaman

General

  • Chain Heal now heals for 20% more.
  • Healing Rain now heals for 20% more.

Restoration

  • Earthliving Weapon now heals for 20% more.
     

Warlock

General

  • Corruption now deals 25% less damage.
  • Demonic Gateway should no longer despawn when the casting Warlock moves far away.

Talents

  • Blood Horror now checks that the Warlock has at least 5% health before casting.

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.

Demonology

  • Doom now deals 25% less damage.
     

Warrior

Glyphs

  • Glyph of Die by the Sword should now only apply its effect for Warriors that have that it set as an active glyph.

Protection

  • Deep Wounds now deals 50% more damage for Protection Warriors.
  • Shield Slam now deals 25% more damage.
     

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where quest items could drop less frequently than intended.
  • 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.
  • Beast of Fable: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Greyhoof.
  • Captive Audience: Fixed an issue with Rune Prisons that prevented new captives from spawning.
  • Cleaning House: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Fizzy Yellow Alemental and complete the quest.
  • Crumbled Chamberlain: Statue pieces now do not despawn when looted, allowing other players to loot the statue piece as well.
  • Extended Shore Leave: This quest has been temporarily removed from quest rotation to address an issue with the Zandalari Warship.
  • Flight in the Firelands: Fixed an issue where players were unable to complete the quest.
  • Giant Dinosaur Bone: This quest is now a proper daily quest and can only completed once each day.
  • 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.
  • More Giant Dinosaur Bones and Many More Giant Dinosaur Bones can now only be completed once per 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.
  • 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.
  • Stone Cold: Fixed an issue where players were unable to interact with Grave Guardian statues.
  • The Ritual: Players should now be able to speak with Waterspeaker Goria to complete the quest.
  • The Warren-Mother: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Chaufa and complete the quest.
  • To the Skies!: Fixed an issue where players would remain on Thunderwing and be unable to progress to Stage 3.
  • Where are My Reinforcements?: Players should now be able to receive completion credit after speaking with Ban Bearheart.
     

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.
  • Oondasta
    • Oondasta's health had been reduced by 50% .
    • Oondastas for everyone! Oondasta now respawns much more frequently.
    • Oondasta should no longer drop Terrorful Weave for Discipline and Holy Priests, and Girdle of Dimorphodontics should no longer drop for Mages and Warlocks.
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Oondasta to not award loot to some players.
  • Nalak
    • 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.
    • Fixed an issue where some players may not receive loot after defeating Nalak.
  • Arcanital Mara'kah's barrier spell now lasts 30 seconds, up from 20 seconds.
  • Electromancer Ju'le's Lightning Rods can now be used by shapeshifted players.
  • Exchange Guards have resumed their stance of not interfering with players engaged in Horde/Alliance hostilities(PvP combat).
  • Fetid Meat Pile now properly lets players that are sufficiently far away to drop out of combat.
  • Itoka's Strange Metal Ingot can now be looted by multiple players.
  • Ra'sha now scales their health based on the number of players they're engaged in combat with.
  • Risen Ancestors spawn rate has been increased.
  • Zandalari Beast Handler is now properly seated in a saddle while riding a Direhorrn.
  • Zandalari Dinomancers now have a much lower chance to drop the Zandalari Anklerender, Footslasher, Kneebiter, and Toenibbler.
  • Zandalari Prospect now properly drop loot.
  • Zandalari Warbringers are now immune to crowd control and interrupt effects. Additional information and discussion regarding this change could be found in a forum thread.
     

Pet Battles

General

  • 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.
  • Sleep effects should now break properly when a pet is attacked.
  • Resilient should now properly prevent Critter pets from being stunned by Rupture.

Battle Pets

  • Gusting Grimoire is now a Rare quality companion pet.
     

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • The time for players to decide if they want to use a bonus roll has been increased to 3 minutes.
  • Ghost Iron Lockbox and Elementium Lockbox are no longer eligible for need rolls.

Raids

  • Throne of Thunder
    • 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.
    • Vampiric Cave Bat now deals less damage in Raid Finder difficulty.
    • 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
    • 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 bracers with a random secondary stat may be awarded to the wrong role through Raid Finder or bonus roll.
    • Assassination Rogues should no longer be receiving non-dagger agility weapons from bonus rolls and Raid Finder.
    • Giorgio's Caduceus of Pure Moods is no longer being awarded to Elemental and Restoration Shamans on Raid Finder difficulty or via bonus rolls.
    • Council of Elders
      • Reduced the health of The Council of Elders for 10-player normal and Heroic mode.
      • Reduced the penalty to damage taken from the Shadowed Soul debuff from 5% to 3% per stack on 10-player Heroic mode.
      • Kazra'jin's Reckless Charge should no longer hit players twice at the point of impact.
      • Living Sand now has 15% less health.
      • Fixed an issue where the Council of Elders did not always drop 2 items on 10-player normal 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.
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Safe spots in the maze of Eye Sores now appear earlier, before the Disintegration Beam starts moving.
      • Adjusts were made to visual effects for Eye Sores to make it easier to see the maze.
      • Eye Sore and Mind Daggers now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Amber Fog, Azure Fog, and Crimson Fog now remain visible after being revealed on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Azure Fogs are now no longer able to be damaged by area-of-effect spells when they are not revealed.
      • During the Light Spectrum phase, Yellow Eye's cone now moves more quickly on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue with Durumu the Forgotten where Life Drain's stun was not transferring correctly.
    • Horridon
      • Reduced the health of the Gurubashi, Amani, Drakkari, and Farraki adds on the Horridon encounter.
      • Reduced the health of adds in the Horridon encounter by an additional 15% for 10-player normal mode and 10% for 25-player normal mode.
    • Iron Qon
      • 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.
      • 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.
    • Ji-Kun
      • Ji-Kun's Feed Young ability should now be slightly easier to intercept.
      • Reduced the amount of creatures in the area leading up to Ji-Kun in Raid Finder.
      • Gastropod should now favor attackers that are at range.
      • 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 images of Past Self created by Alter Time could be killed during the encounter.
      • Fixed an issue where players defeating Lei Shen did not receive credit towards the Pinnacle of Storms achievement.
      • Fixed an issue where damage from Lei Shen's Crashing Thunder, Lightning Whip, Overcharge and Discharged Energy was not being reduced by Feint.
    • Megaera
      • Reduced the health of Megaera's heads in 10-player normal and heroic modes.
      • 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.
    • Primordius
      • During the Primordius encounter, spells which dispel a single harmful effect (Sear Magic, Singe Magic, or Mass Dispel) will no longer work if any of the positive effects are active on the target (Improved Synapses, Keen Eyesight, Thick Bones, Clear Mind, or Fully Mutated).
      • Combustion now deals 100% of the player’s damage to Primordius while the player is under the effects of Fully Mutated.
    • Ra-den
      • Fixed an issue that could prevent Ra-den from absorbing Essences of Anima/Vita as intended.
      • Engaging Ra-den now resets the cooldown on Reincarnation for Shamans.
    • Twin Consorts
      • Reduced the health of Suen and Lu'lin in 25-player Heroic mode.
      • Suen's Fan of Flames now has a 50-yard range.
  • 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.
  • Icecrown Citadel
    • Fixed an issue where Master Looters were unable to assign Shadowfrost Shards to another player.
  • 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.
    • Increased the time before the gate to closes while engaging Feng the Accursed to 8 seconds, up from 3 seconds.
  • 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.
    • The Prophet Skeram has loot again and no longer creates illusions for now. He'll be back to normal in a future patch.

Dungeons

  • Fixed an issue where Luck of the Draw would sometimes be incorrectly applied to Challenge Mode groups.
  • Scholomance
    • Fixed an issue where Lilian Voss' Dark Blaze was invisible.
    • Fixed an issue in Challenge Mode where players may not receive credit for killing Lilian Voss.

Scenarios

  • To the Skies!: Fixed an issue where the Hail of Arrows debuff not being removed after defeating Beastmaster Horaki.
     

PvP

  • Season 13 one-handed weapons, excluding the Spellblade and Gavel had their cost reduced from 2250 to 1750 Honor or Conquest points respectively.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conquest quartermasters should now be properly stocked with PvP rings, amulets, and trinkets.
  • 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.
  • 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 and Arenas

  • Secondary stats on heirloom items should now scale correctly while inside a Battleground.
  • Fixed an issue with latency near the beginning of a Battleground.
  • Eye of the Storm: Horde teams are now being awarded the proper amount of victory points when holding 3 towers.
     

Professions

Archeology

  • Mantid archeology items should now correctly award a Mantid Amber Sliver when turned in.

Blacksmithing

  • Thunderforges on the Isle of Thunder can now also function as a normal anvil and forge.
  • Creation of Lightning Steel Ingots now requires at least one of the factions to have unlocked the Thunder Forge.

Jewelcrafting

  • Primal Diamond no longer requires an anvil to craft.
  • Serpent's Heart no longer requires an anvil to craft.
     

Items

  • Protections for unlucky streaks have been added for trinkets that use the RPPM (real procs per minute) system. Additional details could be found in a forum thread titled: Real Proc Per Minute (RPPM) Trinket Changes.
    • 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%.
  • All uncommon(green) item drops from the Isle of Thunder should now be disenchantable.
  • 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.
  • Fixed an issue where zone drops from Throne of Thunder were incorrectly disenchanting into Haunting Spirit.
  • Mistlurker Helm, Mistborne Hood, Mountainscaler Hide Helm, and Mountainscaler Satin Hood should display the item information correctly and appear when worn.
  • Reduced the higher than intended drop rates for Shado-Pan Assault Insignia from Sunreaver Bounty.
  • Big Bag of Zandalari Supplies is now soulbound.
  • Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon now has a reduced chance to activate its effect for characters that are level 61-69 and its effect no longer activates for characters above level 69.
  • Darkmoon Whistle should no longer cause other players to drop out of stealth.
  • Dragonmaw, Reborn now has a bonus to spellpower.
  • Enchant Weapon - Glorious Tyranny can no longer be used on other player's weapons and will cause bind-on-equipped items to become soulbound.
  • Essence of the Breeze should now only usable while on the continent of Pandaria.
  • Inscribed Bag of Hydra-Spawn now has an increased chance to activate its shielding effect.
  • Lightning-Imbued Chalice now has a greatly increased chance to generate Infinite Power.
  • Overgrown Lillypad now works when on the Isle of Thunder.
  • Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger now has an increased cooldown for its special ability.
  • Saurok Ritualist's Sacrificial Dagger is no longer bind-on-equip (BoE).
  • Sunreaver Beacon and Kirin Tor Beacon no longer share the same cooldown.
  • The Drakefist Hammer, Reborn now has a bonus to spellpower.
  • Thunder Caressed Waistguard now gives a bonus to Expertise instead of Parry.
     

UI

  • Fixed an issue where stage progression on the world map for Isle of Thunder was not displaying correctly for players outside the isle.
  • There should no longer be a delay in displaying Isle of Thunder stage progression status on the World Map.
  • Reduced the amount of spam on Local Defense - Isle of Thunder channel while engaging Kirin Tor or Sunreaver NPCs.
     

Bug Fixes

  • Players should no longer see or hear chat from other player's NPCs during the introduction to the Isle of Thunder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using a potion while under Stealth/Invisibility no longer causes the potion to go on permanent cooldown.
  • Tyrannical Conquest achievement should now be correctly tracking a character's Conquest gains.
  • Fixed an issue where Warlocks remained in the wrong phase at The Black Temple after completing the quest Seek the Signal.
  • Fixed an issue where some situations could cause players to not receive credit towards Pay to Slay or It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone achievement after defeating Incomplete Drakkari Colossus.
  • Fixed a crash that occured when Gnomes or Taurens log into the game while riding a mount over water.