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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 5.3: Escalation. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect 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 as additional hotfixes are applied.

Below is a listing of 5.3 hotfixes by date.

Also available, a listing of 5.3 hotfixes compiled together.

Patch Information

Hotfixes By Date

August 26

Quests

  • Death to the Broodmother: Desperiona should no longer get stuck while approaching the player, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Last Rites: The quest event should now work properly, allowing players to complete the quest.

August 19

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Twin Consorts
      • Lu'lin should now always be casting at least two Ice Comets before Suen begins channeling Nuclear Inferno on Heroic difficulty.
         

August 9

Classes

  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Metamorphosis should now properly increase damage dealt by 24% for Warlocks that are below level 80.

Quests

  • Celestial Blessings: Reduced the health and damage of Neltharion's Tears for players attempting Yu'lon or Xuen's Celestial Challenge.
     

July 26

Creatures

  • Spirit of Warlord Teng should now properly give credit towards the It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone achievement when defeated.

Isle of Thunder

  • Additional fixes for situations where players using incantations to summon bosses were receiving the error message "You can't do that right now."
     

July 23

Brawler's Guild

  • Fixed a crash in the client affecting some players that occurred when Ahoo’ru used their Divine Circle ability.
     

July 19

Classes

  • Shaman
    • Talents
      • Ancestral Guidance should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied a second time while healing nearby party or raid members.
    • Restoration
      • Ancestral Awakening should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied a second time while healing nearby party or raid members.

Quests

  • A Scarlet Letter: Lilian Voss is no longer attackable for Alliance players.
  • Celestial Blessings: Fixed an issue where Neltharion's Tears could become unkillable for Hunters that use Feign Death.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Twin Consorts
      • Fixed an issue where Suen was not using her abilities properly if Lu'lin is defeated first.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Alliance players that are hostile with the Steamwheedle Cartel should no longer be immediately attacked by Ratchet Bruisers when teleporting into Ratchet from Shrine of Seven Stars.
     

July 9

Classes

  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Mastery: Illuminated Healing's damage absorption shield should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue on both the initial application and when refreshed. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied to the damage absorption shield a second time on refresh.
      • Guardian of Ancient Kings (Holy version) should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied to the ability's subsequent heals.

Quests

  • Last Rites: Thassarian should now allow players to speak with them, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • The Darkness Within: Captain Doren should no longer get stuck in evade mode if the player dies when he has less than 3000 health.
     

July 3

Classes

  • Mage
    • Talents
      • Fixed an issue where certain situations could cause Mages to not receive the Invoker's Energy buff after successfully completing an Evocation.

Quests

  • Battle for Razor Hill: Fixed an issue where players were becoming stuck because the Zulu Rock buff was not being removed when the player dies.
  • Mogu Incursions: Master Snowdrift should no longer be engaging in combat with Shan'ze Invaders, allowing players to turn-in the quest.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Ra-den
      • Fixed an issue where Protection Warriors are unable to receive bonus loot upon defeating Ra-den.
  • Scenarios
    • Blood in the Snow: General chat has been temporarily removed from the scenario to fix an issue affecting General chat in Dun Morogh. A proper fix for this is in the works in an upcoming patch.

Isle of Thunder

  • Made additional fixes for an issue where players may be unable summon incantation bosses.
     

June 25

Quests

  • Send Word to Phaoris: Players should now be placed into the correct phase after the cutscene, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Slash and Burn: Players should now be placed into the correct phase after the cutscene, allowing the quest to be completed.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Hidden Fogs leading up to the Durumu encounter should now be more responsive while engaged in combat with players.
    • Horridon
      • Reduced the health of Gurubashi, Amani, Drakkari, and Farraki combatants by 10%, and reduced the damage of their abilities like Sand Trap and Frozen Orb by 20% for the Horridon encounter on 10-player Normal difficulty.
         

June 24

Classes

  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Stormblast's damage has been normalized. Overall damage remains the same, but the damage range is narrower, and is more consistent now.
      • Unleash Wind's damage has been normalized. Overall damage remains the same, but the damage range is narrower, and is more consistent now.

Quests

  • Going Bearback: Players should no longer be able to take Icefang outside of the intended quest area.
  • Seeds of Discord: Players attempting to talk to Karr'gonn should now properly receive a dialogue option to distract them.

Creatures

  • Ice Caller Briatha, Heretic Bodyguard, and Heretic Emissary can no longer be killed.

Pet Battles

  • Battle Pets
    • Qiraji Guardling's spawn rate has been greatly increased.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Horridon
      • Hex of Confusion can no longer cause players to critically hit themselves.
    • Lei Shen
      • Mages who cast Alter Time while under the effects of Discharged Energy will no longer incorrectly retain the debuff.
         

June 21

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Ji-Kun
      • The Golden Egg can now only be passed to other players.
      • The Soft Hands achievement should now be properly awarded to Priests in Spirit of Redemption form as well as players that are dead.
  • Dungeons
    • Resetting a Challenge Mode will now reset the cooldowns for Invisibility and Lesser Invisibility Potions.

Items

  • Xan'tish's Flute now should properly only able to be used once every 5 minutes and cannot be used while the character is dead.

Isle of Thunder

  • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to use incantations to summon bosses.
     

June 14

Creatures

  • Kor'kron Commanders are now immune to charms.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Lei Shen
      • Bouncing Bolts that do not impact with a player will no longer continue to bounce on Raid Finder difficulty.

Pet Battles

  • PvP Pet Battles are now required to last at least a minute before the match is eligible for experience to be awarded

Items

  • Meta and blue gem sockets have been added to helmets awarded from Heroic Scenarios. Bonuses on the helmets have been reduced slightly to offset the addition of those sockets.

Brawler's Guild

  • Razorgrin should no longer slowly regenerate health.
     

June 10

Hunter

  • General
    • Arcane Shot now deals 10% more damage.
    • Cobra Shot now deals 10% more damage.
    • Hunter Pets summoned by Stampede now only use auto-attacks against their target.
    • Steady Shot now deals 10% more damage.
  • Talents
    • Blink Strikes now has a 10-yard minimum range, and the teleportation effect cannot happen more than once every 20 seconds.

Quests

  • Destroying the Altars: Master Summoner Zarod should once again drop Master Summoner's Staff, allowing players to complete the quest.
  • The Might of Three: Buffs from the four celestials should now continue to work properly for players entering the Big Blossom Excavation area.

Creatures

  • Bleeding Hollow Tormentor no longer summons a Bleeding Hollow Worg.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Elixir of Detect Lesser Invisibility will no longer allow players to see fog beasts while they are invisible.
      • Fixed an issue where Azure Fog may incorrectly trigger Flash Freeze at the end of the Light Spectrum phase.
    • Ji-Kun
      • Fixed an issue where players intercepting food globules were not properly gaining stacks of Slimed, preventing them from obtaining higher stacks of the Primal Nutriment damage buff.
    • Lei Shen
      • Lei Shen will now always drop a Titan Runestone or Secrets of the Empire for players that are on the legendary quest line.

Brawler's Guild

  • Ro-Shambo should now properly display the UI for Rock, Paper, Scissors! if the character was casting a spell at the time.

Bug Fixes

  • Rocketway rockets in Azshara should no longer be despawning too quickly after being summoned.
  • Mac
    • Fixed an issue where changing the resolution settings could cause hot corners to not work correctly on Mac OS X 10.8.
    • Fixed an issue where binding a modifier key to a mouse button could cause the modifier key to become stuck.
    • Fixed an issue where certain circumstances could cause the cursor to become smaller than intended on the Retina MacBook Pro.
       

June 5

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Scenarios
    • Fixed an issue where players did not receive a Heroic Cache of Treasures for completing the first Heroic Scenario of the day if they had completed a Normal Scenario first.
       

June 4

General

  • Alliance players are now able to initiate duels in the exterior areas around the Shrine of Seven Stars.

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature should no longer incorrectly cause targets to face the Treant when summoned.
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Fox pet family's Tailspin ability now have a duration of 10 seconds, down from 30 seconds to make its duration comparable to other pet families' single-target abilities.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Mastery: Hand of Light was dealing less damage than intended. It now deals the proper amount of additional Holy damage.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Smite's cast time should now be correctly reduced by Borrowed Time.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Touch of Chaos should now increase Corruption's duration by the proper amount while Glyph of Everlasting Affliction is active.
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Intimidating Shout should now correctly have a range of 8-yards. Additionally, targets affected by the fear effect will no longer receive an increase to their movement speed.

Quests

  • Commandeer That Balloon!: Players should now be able to interact with the rope ladder.
  • Lighting the Way: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.
  • Path of the Last Emperor: Fixed an issue where rope anchors were incorrectly despawning for players that moved too far away from Seer Hao Pham Roo.
  • Perfectly Pure: Pure Water should now be lootable by multiple players in the same party again.
  • The Fragrance of Money: Bear Musk should have a chance to drop again.
  • That's a Big Bug: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Raids
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Dark Animus
        • Massive Anima Golems will no longer target the same player with multiple Matter Swap debuffs.
        • Monk's Revival ability will no longer dispel the Matter Swap debuff.
  • Dungeons
    • Gate of the Setting Sun
      • The dungeon should now properly require characters to be at least level 88 before allowing them to enter on Normal difficulty.

Items

  • Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King and Retinal Armors should no longer be scaling incorrectly in the level 85-89 bracket for Battlegrounds.
     

May 29

Classes

  • Hunter
    • General
      • Pets will now correctly auto-cast Bite, Claw, and Smack again.
    • Talents
      • Blink Strikes' teleportation will no longer work for pets that have been rooted.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Beast Cleave damage against nearby targets will no longer be affected by damage taken modifiers on the primary target.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Fists of Fury is now able to be cast while affected by a silence effect and silence effects will not interrupt the ability while it's being channeled.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Dungeons
    • Wailing Caverns
      • Fixed an issue where Muyoh could be killed, preventing players from completing the dungeon.

PvP

  • Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) should be available once again.

Items

  • Meta and yellow gem sockets have been added to helmets created by combining Radical Mojo with a Latent Kor'kron Helm.
  • Greater Cache of Treasures, awarded for completing Normal difficulty Scenario should now properly have a chance to contain Motes of Harmony.
  • Tyrannical Gladiator's Greatsword and Tyrannical Gladiator's Decapitator now give 6,195 PvP Power. This is in-line with other Season 13 ilevel 498 two-handed weapons.
  • Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger can no longer be used while in Bizmo's Brawlpub or Brawl'gar Arena.
  • (CN, TW, KR) Upgrades for items from Terrace of Endless Spring on 25-player normal difficulty now should correctly cost 250 Valor Points.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Markers on the World Map for Barrens Commanders are now properly removed when defeated.
  • Jessina the Blazing's Unstable Magma Totem now has an arming time after spawning and can no longer be hit by area-of-effect damage.
  • Kor'kron Immolators and Kor'kron Earthshakers no longer use Corrupted Fire Nova or Corrupted Stoneskin totems.
  • Kor'kron Motivators, Kor'kron Grunts, and Kor'kron Spotters now use Mortal Strike instead of Wild Cleave.

Brawler's Guild

  • Grandpa Grumplefloot's Bad Luckydos will no longer hop towards players that are not in the arena.
     

May 24

Classes

  • Paladin
    • General
      • Divine Protection should now be usable while stunned.

Quests

  • Lighting the Way: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 89.
  • That's a Big Bug: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 89.

Creatures

  • Summonable bosses on the Isle of the Thunder King will drop their unique weapons more frequently.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Karazhan
    • Chess Event: Medivh's buff to damage on chess pieces has been reduced to 100%, down from 200%.
    • Chess Event: Damage from Medivh's fire has been reduced to 4k, down from 10k.

PvP

  • Big Zokk Torquewrench should once again be selling their wares to characters that have attained the rank of Legionnaire (Horde), Knight-Captain (Alliance), or above.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Deepwind Gorge has been added back to the map rotation for Rated Battlegrounds.

Pet Battles

  • Battle Pets
    • Unborn Val'kyr remembered that they can fly.

Items

  • Quest rewards from Path of the Last Emperor should now be eligible to be upgraded for Valor Points.
  • Fixed an issue where socket bonuses for a number of helmets were incorrectly giving a bonus to Resilience instead of PvP Power.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Adjusted the pathing for southbound caravans being escorted by players. Those caravans should now stop before crossing into Southern Barrens.
     

May 23

Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Thrash's periodic damage component can once again be affected by critical chance.
    • Balance
      • Solar Beam and the Symbiosis version of Solar Beam's silence effect can no longer be reflected.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Elemental Overload version of Lava Burst should now properly deal 75% of the damage dealt by the Lava Burst that activated it.
  • Warlocks
    • Destruction
      • Fire and Brimstone can now only be cast when the Warlock has at least 1 Burning Ember active.

Creatures

  • Elite versions of Quivering Filth should now have a chance to drop Half-Empty Food Container.

Pet Battles

  • Pet Abilities
    • Blackout Kick should now correctly have a 100% chance to hit.
    • Deep Freeze should now correctly have a 100% chance to stun when the target is chilled.
    • Fury of 1,000 Fists should now correctly have a 100% chance to stun when the target is blinded.
    • Surge of Light should now correctly have a 100% chance to stun when the weather is darkness.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Dark Animus
      • Anima Golems now generate more threat when attacking their current target.
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Crimson Fog and Azure Fog should now properly remain visible after being revealed by cones of light.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Deepwind Gorge capture points will now properly use the faction you have been assigned to when capturing mines.

Items

  • Champion's Purse should now always award a Champion's Seal again.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Goblin Kor'kron Commanders' Throw Dynamite ability now deals 40% less damage.
  • Shaman Kor'kron Commanders' Crackling Fury will now only increase in damage by 50% each jump, down from 200%.
  • Warrior Kor'kron Commanders will now only cast Titanic Thunderclap when there are enemies within 10 yards.
  • Some Kor'kron Commander abilities will no longer target or affect pets and totems.
  • Fixed an issue where Overturned Caravans were despawning earlier than intended.

Brawler's Guild

  • Challenge Card quests can now be completed while in a raid. Note that credit for defeating a boss will not be shared amongst party or raid members.
  • Anthracite will now reset properly when a player dies or leaves the arena and can no longer be attacked by players spectating the fight.

Bug Fixes

  • Achievement: Waste Not, Want Not should now be properly awarded to players that satisfied all but the Cooldown Power-Up requirement.
  • Sound effects should no longer be cut out in areas with a large number of ambient sounds.
  • Fixed an issue where some sounds were not playing correctly during boss fights.
  • Fixed an issue where the raid warning sound was not playing correctly.
     

May 22

General

  • Players that die and release around the Seat of Knowledge area will now be provided with a Spectral Gryphon (Wisp for Night Elves) or a Spectral Wyvern; allowing them to fly back to their bodies.

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature: Balance Treant should be more responsive while chain casting. The global cooldown on their version of Wrath has been reduced to 0.5 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds.
      • Force of Nature: Restoration Treant should no longer cause their target to taunt enemies.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Vampiric Embrace should now split healing amongst multiple allied targets by the proper amount.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Healing Rain's area-of-effect now should cap properly at 6 targets.
    • Talents
      • Conductivity should now split healing amongst multiple allied targets by the proper amount.
      • Healing Tide Totem's heals no longer require line-of-sight.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Demonic Gateway now should correctly gain charges while the Warlock is mounted or on a passenger mount.
      • Siphon Life should now heal for the proper amount for Warlocks that have the Fel Armor passive ability.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Nightmares will now properly cancel the water walking effect when the Warlock dismounts or takes damage.

Quests

  • Enemy at the Gates: Fixed an issue where players were unable to ride the War Serpent.

Pet Battles

  • Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies should now always contain a Lesser Pet Treat.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Scenarios
    • Secrets of Ragefire: Fixed an issue where certain situations could cause the Scenario to get stuck on Stage 3.

Items

  • Enchant Weapon - Spirit of Conquest is now soulbound.
  • Enchant Weapon - Bloody Dancing Steel is now soulbound.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Kor'kron Commanders are now non-faction specific multi-tap for all characters that attack them.
     

May 21

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature now summons a Treant that has 40% of the Druid's health, up from 10%.
      • Force of Nature: Balance Treant's cast time for Wrath has been increased to 2.5 seconds, up from 2.0 seconds, and damage dealt has been increased by 25%.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Surging Mist will again properly grant Chi to the casting Monk when healing targets other than themselves while Glyph of Surging Mist is active.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Fixed an issue for Restoration Shamans where Ascendance did not divide the amount healed by Restorative Mists among nearby allies properly.

Quests

  • Path of the Last Emperor: Seer Hao Pham Roo should no longer be overlapping with Lorewalker Cho.

Creatures

  • Galleon should now use the correct loot table while awarding loot.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Karazhan
    • Chess Event: Increased the delay between moves for enemy chess pieces.
  • Scenarios
    • Fixed an issue with characters not shape-shifting back into the correct race while under the effects of an illusion spell enabling them to participate in an opposing faction's Scenarios.

PvP

  • Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) have been temporarily disabled while we work to resolve an issue with the Tyrannical Conquest achievement.
  • Big Zokk Torquewrench has been found by a search party and brought back from their extended leave of absence.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Deepwind Gorge has been temporarily removed from Rated Battlegrounds rotation while we work to resolve an issue affecting base capture.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Map markers for caravans that have been destroyed should now be properly removed from the world map.
  • Overturned caravans should now despawn properly.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash on startup for Macs with the GMA 950 chipset.
     

Compiled Hotfix List

Also available, a listing of 5.3 Hotfixes by date.

General

  • Alliance players are now able to initiate duels in the exterior areas around the Shrine of Seven Stars.
  • Players that die and release around the Seat of Knowledge area will now be provided with a Spectral Gryphon (Wisp for Night Elves) or a Spectral Wyvern; allowing them to fly back to their bodies.

Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Thrash's periodic damage component can once again be affected by critical chance.
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature should no longer incorrectly cause targets to face the Treant when summoned.
      • Force of Nature now summons a Treant that has 40% of the Druid's health, up from 10%.
      • Force of Nature: Balance Treant should be more responsive while chain casting. The global cooldown on their version of Wrath has been reduced to 0.5 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds.
      • Force of Nature: Balance Treant's cast time for Wrath has been increased to 2.5 seconds, up from 2.0 seconds, and damage dealt has been increased by 25%.
      • Force of Nature: Restoration Treant should no longer cause their target to taunt enemies.
    • Balance
      • Solar Beam and the Symbiosis version of Solar Beam's silence effect can no longer be reflected.
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Hunter Pets summoned by Stampede now only use auto-attacks against their target.
      • Pets will now correctly auto-cast Bite, Claw, and Smack again.
      • Fox pet family's Tailspin ability now have a duration of 10 seconds, down from 30 seconds to make its duration comparable to other pet families' single-target abilities.
      • Arcane Shot now deals 10% more damage.
      • Cobra Shot now deals 10% more damage.
      • Steady Shot now deals 10% more damage.
    • Talents
      • Blink Strikes now has a 10-yard minimum range, and the teleportation effect cannot happen more than once every 20 seconds.
      • Blink Strikes' teleportation will no longer work for pets that have been rooted.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Beast Cleave damage against nearby targets will no longer be affected by damage taken modifiers on the primary target.
  • Mage
    • Talents
      • Fixed an issue where certain situations could cause Mages to not receive the Invoker's Energy buff after successfully completing an Evocation.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Surging Mist will again properly grant Chi to the casting Monk when healing targets other than themselves while Glyph of Surging Mist is active.
    • Windwalker
      • Fists of Fury is now able to be cast while affected by a silence effect and silence effects will not interrupt the ability while it's being channeled.
  • Paladin
    • General
      • Divine Protection should now be usable while stunned.
    • Holy
      • Mastery: Illuminated Healing's damage absorption shield should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue on both the initial application and when refreshed. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied to the damage absorption shield a second time on refresh.
      • Guardian of Ancient Kings (Holy version) should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied to the ability's subsequent heals.
    • Retribution
      • Mastery: Hand of Light was dealing less damage than intended. It now deals the proper amount of additional Holy damage.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Smite's cast time should now be correctly reduced by Borrowed Time.
    • Shadow
      • Vampiric Embrace should now split healing amongst multiple allied targets by the proper amount.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Fixed an issue for Restoration Shamans where Ascendance did not divide the amount healed by Restorative Mists among nearby allies properly.
      • Elemental Overload version of Lava Burst should now properly deal 75% of the damage dealt by the Lava Burst that activated it.
      • Healing Rain's area-of-effect now should cap properly at 6 targets.
    • Talents
      • Ancestral Guidance should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied a second time while healing nearby party or raid members.
      • Conductivity should now split healing amongst multiple allied targets by the proper amount.
      • Healing Tide Totem's heals no longer require line-of-sight.
    • Enhancement
      • Stormblast's damage has been normalized. Overall damage remains the same, but the damage range is narrower, and is more consistent now.
      • Unleash Wind's damage has been normalized. Overall damage remains the same, but the damage range is narrower, and is more consistent now.
    • Restoration
      • Ancestral Awakening should now properly interact with Battle Fatigue. Previously, Battle Fatigue was being incorrectly applied a second time while healing nearby party or raid members.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Demonic Gateway now should correctly gain charges while the Warlock is mounted or on a passenger mount.
      • Siphon Life should now heal for the proper amount for Warlocks that have the Fel Armor passive ability.
      • Touch of Chaos should now increase Corruption's duration by the proper amount while Glyph of Everlasting Affliction is active.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Nightmares will now properly cancel the water walking effect when the Warlock dismounts or takes damage.
    • Demonology
      • Metamorphosis should now properly increase damage dealt by 24% for Warlocks that are below level 80.
    • Destruction
      • Fire and Brimstone can now only be cast when the Warlock has at least 1 Burning Ember active.
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Intimidating Shout should now correctly have a range of 8-yards. Additionally, targets affected by the fear effect will no longer receive an increase to their movement speed.

Quests

  • A Scarlet Letter: Lilian Voss is no longer attackable for Alliance players.
  • Battle for Razor Hill: Fixed an issue where players were becoming stuck because the Zulu Rock buff was not being removed when the player dies.
  • Celestial Blessings
    • Reduced the health and damage of Neltharion's Tears for players attempting Yu'lon or Xuen's Celestial Challenge.
    • Fixed an issue where Neltharion's Tears could become unkillable for Hunters that use Feign Death.
  • Commandeer That Balloon!: Players should now be able to interact with the rope ladder.
  • Death to the Broodmother: Desperiona should no longer get stuck while approaching the player, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Destroying the Altars: Master Summoner Zarod should once again drop Master Summoner's Staff, allowing players to complete the quest.
  • Enemy at the Gates: Fixed an issue where players were unable to ride the War Serpent.
  • Going Bearback: Players should no longer be able to take Icefang outside of the intended quest area.
  • Last Rites: The quest event should now work properly, allowing players to complete the quest.
  • Last Rites: Thassarian should now allow players to speak with them, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Lighting the Way: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.
  • Lighting the Way: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 89.
  • Mogu Incursions: Master Snowdrift should no longer be engaging in combat with Shan'ze Invaders, allowing players to turn-in the quest.
  • Path of the Last Emperor
    • Fixed an issue where rope anchors were incorrectly despawning for players that moved too far away from Seer Hao Pham Roo.
    • Seer Hao Pham Roo should no longer be overlapping with Lorewalker Cho.
  • Perfectly Pure: Pure Water should now be lootable by multiple players in the same party again.
  • Seeds of Discord: Players attempting to talk to Karr'gonn should now properly receive a dialogue option to distract them.
  • Send Word to Phaoris: Players should now be placed into the correct phase after the cutscene, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • Slash and Burn: Players should now be placed into the correct phase after the cutscene, allowing the quest to be completed.
  • That's a Big Bug: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.
  • That's a Big Bug: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 89.
  • The Darkness Within: Captain Doren should no longer get stuck in evade mode if the player dies when he has less than 3000 health.
  • The Fragrance of Money: Bear Musk should have a chance to drop again.
  • The Might of Three: Buffs from the four celestials should now continue to work properly for players entering the Big Blossom Excavation area.

Creatures

  • Summonable bosses on the Isle of the Thunder King will drop their unique weapons more frequently.
  • Bleeding Hollow Tormentor no longer summons a Bleeding Hollow Worg.
  • Galleon should now use the correct loot table while awarding loot.
  • Ice Caller Briatha, Heretic Bodyguard, and Heretic Emissary can no longer be killed.
  • Elite versions of Quivering Filth should now have a chance to drop Half-Empty Food Container.
  • Spirit of Warlord Teng should now properly give credit towards the It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone achievement when defeated.

Pet Battles

  • PvP Pet Battles are now required to last at least a minute before the match is eligible for experience to be awarded
  • Fabled Pandaren Pet Supplies should now always contain a Lesser Pet Treat.
  • Battle Pets
    • Qiraji Guardling's spawn rate has been greatly increased.
    • Unborn Val'kyr remembered that they can fly.
  • Pet Abilities
    • Blackout Kick should now correctly have a 100% chance to hit.
    • Deep Freeze should now correctly have a 100% chance to stun when the target is chilled.
    • Fury of 1,000 Fists should now correctly have a 100% chance to stun when the target is blinded.
    • Surge of Light should now correctly have a 100% chance to stun when the weather is darkness.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Throne of Thunder
    • Dark Animus
      • Anima Golems now generate more threat when attacking their current target.
      • Massive Anima Golems will no longer target the same player with multiple Matter Swap debuffs.
      • Monk's Revival ability will no longer dispel the Matter Swap debuff.
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Hidden Fogs leading up to the Durumu encounter should now be more responsive while engaged in combat with players.
      • Crimson Fog and Azure Fog should now properly remain visible after being revealed by cones of light.
      • Elixir of Detect Lesser Invisibility will no longer allow players to see fog beasts while they are invisible.
      • Fixed an issue where Azure Fog may incorrectly trigger Flash Freeze at the end of the Light Spectrum phase.
    • Horridon
      • Reduced the health of Gurubashi, Amani, Drakkari, and Farraki combatants by 10%, and reduced the damage of their abilities like Sand Trap and Frozen Orb by 20% for the Horridon encounter on 10-player Normal difficulty.
      • Hex of Confusion can no longer cause players to critically hit themselves.
    • Ji-Kun
      • The Golden Egg can now only be passed to other players.
      • The Soft Hands achievement should now be properly awarded to Priests in Spirit of Redemption form as well as players that are dead.
      • Fixed an issue where players intercepting food globules were not properly gaining stacks of Slimed, preventing them from obtaining higher stacks of the Primal Nutriment damage buff.
    • Lei Shen
      • Lei Shen will now always drop a Titan Runestone or Secrets of the Empire for players that are on the legendary quest line.
      • Bouncing Bolts that do not impact with a player will no longer continue to bounce on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Mages who cast Alter Time while under the effects of Discharged Energy will no longer incorrectly retain the debuff.
    • Ra-den
      • Fixed an issue where Protection Warriors are unable to receive bonus loot upon defeating Ra-den.
    • Twin Consorts
      • Lu'lin should now always be casting at least two Ice Comets before Suen begins channeling Nuclear Inferno on Heroic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue where Suen was not using her abilities properly if Lu'lin is defeated first.
  • Karazhan
    • Chess Event
      • Increased the delay between moves for enemy chess pieces.
      • Medivh's buff to damage on chess pieces has been reduced to 100%, down from 200%.
      • Damage from Medivh's fire has been reduced to 4k, down from 10k.
  • Scenarios
    • Fixed an issue where players did not receive a Heroic Cache of Treasures for completing the first Heroic Scenario of the day if they had completed a Normal Scenario first.
    • Fixed an issue with characters not shape-shifting back into the correct race while under the effects of an illusion spell enabling them to participate in an opposing faction's Scenarios.
    • Blood in the Snow: General chat has been temporarily removed from the scenario to fix an issue affecting General chat in Dun Morogh. A proper fix for this is in the works in an upcoming patch.
    • Secrets of Ragefire: Fixed an issue where certain situations could cause the Scenario to get stuck on Stage 3.
  • Dungeons
    • Resetting a Challenge Mode will now reset the cooldowns for Invisibility and Lesser Invisibility Potions.
    • Gate of the Setting Sun
      • The dungeon should now properly require characters to be at least level 88 before allowing them to enter on Normal difficulty.
    • Wailing Caverns
      • Fixed an issue where Muyoh could be killed, preventing players from completing the dungeon.

PvP

  • Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) should be available once again.
  • Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) have been temporarily disabled while we work to resolve an issue with the Tyrannical Conquest achievement.
  • Big Zokk Torquewrench should once again be selling their wares to characters that have attained the rank of Legionnaire (Horde), Knight-Captain (Alliance), or above.
  • Big Zokk Torquewrench has been found by a search party and brought back from their extended leave of absence.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Deepwind Gorge has been added back to the map rotation for Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Deepwind Gorge capture points will now properly use the faction you have been assigned to when capturing mines.
  • Deepwind Gorge has been temporarily removed from Rated Battlegrounds rotation while we work to resolve an issue affecting base capture.

Items

  • Meta and blue gem sockets have been added to helmets awarded from Heroic Scenarios. Bonuses on the helmets have been reduced slightly to offset the addition of those sockets.
  • Meta and yellow gem sockets have been added to helmets created by combining Radical Mojo with a Latent Kor'kron Helm.
  • Greater Cache of Treasures, awarded for completing Normal difficulty Scenario should now properly have a chance to contain Motes of Harmony.
  • Quest rewards from Path of the Last Emperor should now be eligible to be upgraded for Valor Points.
  • Champion's Purse should now always award a Champion's Seal again.
  • Enchant Weapon - Spirit of Conquest is now soulbound.
  • Enchant Weapon - Bloody Dancing Steel is now soulbound.
  • Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger can no longer be used while in Bizmo's Brawlpub or Brawl'gar Arena.
  • Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King and Retinal Armors should no longer be scaling incorrectly in the level 85-89 bracket for Battlegrounds.
  • Tyrannical Gladiator's Greatsword and Tyrannical Gladiator's Decapitator now give 6,195 PvP Power. This is in-line with other Season 13 ilevel 498 two-handed weapons.
  • Xan'tish's Flute now should properly only able to be used once every 5 minutes and cannot be used while the character is dead.
  • Fixed an issue where socket bonuses for a number of helmets were incorrectly giving a bonus to Resilience instead of PvP Power.
  • (CN, TW, KR) Upgrades for items from Terrace of Endless Spring on 25-player normal difficulty now should correctly cost 250 Valor Points.

Battlefield: Barrens

  • Alliance players that are hostile with the Steamwheedle Cartel should no longer be immediately attacked by Ratchet Bruisers when teleporting into Ratchet from Shrine of Seven Stars.
  • Kor'kron Commanders are now non-faction specific multi-tap for all characters that attack them.
  • Kor'kron Commanders are now immune to charms.
  • Goblin Kor'kron Commanders' Throw Dynamite ability now deals 40% less damage.
  • Shaman Kor'kron Commanders' Crackling Fury will now only increase in damage by 50% each jump, down from 200%.
  • Warrior Kor'kron Commanders will now only cast Titanic Thunderclap when there are enemies within 10 yards.
  • Some Kor'kron Commander abilities will no longer target or affect pets and totems.
  • Markers on the World Map for Barrens Commanders are now properly removed when defeated.
  • Jessina the Blazing's Unstable Magma Totem now has an arming time after spawning and can no longer be hit by area-of-effect damage.
  • Kor'kron Immolators and Kor'kron Earthshakers no longer use Corrupted Fire Nova or Corrupted Stoneskin totems.
  • Kor'kron Motivators, Kor'kron Grunts, and Kor'kron Spotters now use Mortal Strike instead of Wild Cleave.
  • Fixed an issue where Overturned Caravans were despawning earlier than intended.
  • Map markers for caravans that have been destroyed should now be properly removed from the world map.
  • Overturned caravans should now despawn properly.
  • Adjusted the pathing for southbound caravans being escorted by players. Those caravans should now stop before crossing into Southern Barrens.

Isle of Thunder

  • Additional fixes for situations where players using incantations to summon bosses were receiving the error message "You can't do that right now."
  • Made additional fixes for an issue where players may be unable summon incantation bosses.
  • Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to use incantations to summon bosses.

Brawler's Guild

  • Fixed a crash in the client affecting some players that occurred when Ahoo’ru used their Divine Circle ability.
  • Challenge Card quests can now be completed while in a raid. Note that credit for defeating a boss will not be shared amongst party or raid members.
  • Anthracite will now reset properly when a player dies or leaves the arena and can no longer be attacked by players spectating the fight.
  • Grandpa Grumplefloot's Bad Luckydos will no longer hop towards players that are not in the arena.
  • Razorgrin should no longer slowly regenerate health.
  • Ro-Shambo should now properly display the UI for Rock, Paper, Scissors! if the character was casting a spell at the time.

Bug Fixes

  • Achievement: Waste Not, Want Not should now be properly awarded to players that satisfied all but the Cooldown Power-Up requirement.
  • Sound effects should no longer be cut out in areas with a large number of ambient sounds.
  • Fixed an issue where some sounds were not playing correctly during boss fights.
  • Fixed an issue where the raid warning sound was not playing correctly.
  • Rocketway rockets in Azshara should no longer be despawning too quickly after being summoned.
  • Mac
    • Fixed an issue where changing the resolution settings could cause hot corners to not work correctly on Mac OS X 10.8.
    • Fixed an issue where binding a modifier key to a mouse button could cause the modifier key to become stuck.
    • Fixed an issue where certain circumstances could cause the cursor to become smaller than intended on the Retina MacBook Pro.
    • Fixed a crash on startup for Macs with the GMA 950 chipset.