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#1 - 2013/09/14 12:00:00 AM

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar. 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 5.4 hotfixes listed by date.

Patch Information

Hotfixes: Listed By Date

September 13

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature Treant summoned by Restoration Druids should no longer die immediately after casting Swiftmend and Efflorescence.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Landing a killing blow with Shadow Word: Death should no longer incorrectly grant 2 Shadow Orbs.
  • Warlocks
    • Destruction
      • Conflagrate now has a 15% chance to generate an additional Burning Ember.
      • Incinerate now has a 15% chance to generate an additional Burning Ember.
    • Talents
      • Soul Link is no longer incorrectly being applied to the second demon summoned through Grimoire of Service.

Quests

  • The Darnassus Mission: Players on this quest should no longer be placed into an incorrect phase when using Curious Bronze Timepiece from Journey to the Timeless Isle.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • The raid leader's boss progression in the raid instance now determines which bosses are still available when starting a Flexible Raid. Check out this forum post for a detailed explanation on the change.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Purifying Lights now always spawn in the same locations on Flexible Raid difficulty.
      • Damage from Titanic Corruption's Hurl Corruption ability can now be absorbed by damage absorption shields.
    • Sha of Pride
      • Fixed an issue where players were able to obtain a second Titan Runestone from the Sha of Pride after having already received one on a different difficulty setting.
    • Galakras
      • Flames of Galakrond is now more responsive in detecting when it passes through a player and provides a a clearer visual as the flames decreases in severity.
      • Lor'themar Theron (Horde)/King Varian Wyrnn (Alliance) no longer uses taunt on Galakras.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Reduced the delay before Crates of Pandaren Relics may be opened on Flexible, Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Malkorok
      • Malkorok will now correctly apply Fatal Strikes on a tank even if they successfully dodge his melee attacks.
      • Kor'kron War Wolf's Dread Howl now works like a normal fear and can be removed or dispelled by non-self cast abilities. Self-cast abilities like Berserker Rage or Will of the Forsaken do not work at this time and will be addressed in a future patch.
      • Mistweaver Monks stunned with the Touch of Y'Shaarj affliction will no longer be impossible to hit due to Dematerialize.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Fixed an issue where players can take damage from creatures that are still locked in their cage.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Faith, Hope, and Courage effects no longer stack with each other while in the Realm of Y'Shaarj.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Rogues can no longer use Shadowstep on Antipersonnel Cannons in Strand of the Ancients.

Items

  • Effects for Legendary cloaks no longer activate while fighting against other players.

Timeless Isle

  • Fire-Watcher achievement now requires players to obtain 2,000 Bloody Coins as an Emissary of Ordos or Ordon Fire-Watcher (down from 10,000 Bloody Coins).
  • Players will now correctly receive credit for Big Bag of Herbs towards the Going To Need A Bigger Bag achievement.

Proving Grounds

  • Lava pools created by Illusionary Flamecallers should no longer damage Monk statues or Shaman totems.
     

September 12

Classes
  • Paladin
    • Talents
      • Evil is a Point of View should no longer incorrectly cause Turn Evil to affect targets that are immune to loss of control effects.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Prayer of Mending is now generating a heal and absorption shield for the correct amount when critically striking for a Discipline Priest.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Fel Flame's mana cost has been increased by 100%.
    • Destruction
      • Incinerate's damage has been increased by 5%.

Quests

  • A Pandaren Legend: Lorewalker Cho should no longer confuse Worgen and Alliance Pandaren players as being part of the Horde while retelling their story.
  • A Time-Lost Treasure: This quest no longer has a faction requirement with Order of the Cloud Serpent.
  • The Path of the Mistwalker: Completing this daily quest now awards 250 reputation with the Emperor Shaohao faction. In addition, Southsea Plunderer and Southsea Lookout elites now award credit towards completing this quest.
  • The Temple of the Jade Serpent: Fixed an issue where players were unable to move after the cutscene.

Creatures

  • Ordos
    • Flame-Scarred Cache of Offerings now has a chance to award Flexible Raid quality items (up from Raid Finder quality.
  • Kor'kron related NPCs and creatures in Northern Barrens should be neutral to players below level 85 once more.
  • Highwind Albatross already carrying a player will no longer have its flight path interrupted when attacked by other players. Players who have been picked up by an Albatross can still interrupt its flight by attacking it.
  • Lil' Canny is back after a tune-up and is wandering around in the Shrine of Seven Stars once more.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Players standing on the conveyor belt should now be able to see Shockwave Missile and its damage effect regardless of the Shockwave Missile's position in the room.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Farseer Wolf Rider can no longer be hit multiple times by the same Iron Star.
      • Kor'kron Warbringer can no longer deal critical strikes to players.

Items

  • Fixed an issue where many mana regeneration drinks was not regenerating mana.
  • For Death Knights, the Endurance of Niuzao effect from the Qian-Le legendary cloak should now activate before triggering Purgatory.

Timeless Isle

  • The Celestial Court spirit walls no longer close while engaging the Celestials.
  • Chests on the Timeless Isle now have a Level-90 requirement to open.
  • Reduced the chance for Burdens of Eternity to drop from Kukuru's Caches.
  • Mogu Rune of Fate now costs 1000 Timeless Coins (down from 2500 Timeless Coins).

Bug Fixes

  • The Release Spirit prompt should no longer pop up after performing a reloadui after dying and resurrecting.
  • Players dying and releasing while inside the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance should no longer see the loading bar multiple times before arriving at the graveyard.
  • Tracked quests, achievements, and tutorials should now be saving correctly after relogging.
     
September 11

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Talents
      • Dire Beast should no longer summon snakes that were larger than usual while on the Timeless Isle.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where a Mana Gem modified by the Glyph of Loose Mana was restoring more mana than intended. The total amount of mana restored should now be the same as an unglyphed Mana Gem.

Quests

  • A Change of Command: The gate leading to High Marshal Twinbraid at Lion's Landing should now be open, allowing Horde characters to complete the quest.
  • A Vision in Time: Fixed an issue where the music wasn't playing correctly after using Vision of Time.
  • Ace in the Hole: Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete the quest.
  • Bad Feeling, Worse Result: Players are now able to use the Lin Family Scroll to resummon the Ghost of Lin Da-Gu.
  • When Death is Not Enough: Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete the quest.

Creatures

  • Burning Berserkers and Eternal Kilnmasters no longer use Fiery Charge on targets who are not in combat.
  • Dread Ship Vazuvius now deals less damage with its Cannon Barrage, the range of its knockback ability has been reduced, and can apply its Eerie Fog effect more readily.
  • Nomi should now have the correct conversation text for players on the appropriate reputation level.
  • Zarhym should now properly despawn after a player has started the event to search for his body.
  • Rare creatures in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms should now follow the correct tapping mechanics.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's rate of energy regeneration should now increase properly after each use of Deafening Screech on Flexible, Normal, and Heroic difficulty.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Embodied Despair can no longer be stunned.

Items

  • Capacitive Primal Diamond no longer has a 1-second internal cooldown for the Capacitance effect.
  • Cliffbreaker Breastplate should now correctly have a socket bonus for Strength instead of Intelligence.
  • Gar'tok, Strength of the Faithful should no longer be incorrectly flagged as a caster weapon.
  • Spark of Zandalar should now be awarding the appropriate amount of Strength to players based on the item's level instead of the player's level.

Timeless Isle

  • A Rock-breaking Hammer will now always be available to players inside of the Mysterious Den.
  • Snowdrift Tiger Talons, Riverspeaker's Trident, and Flameheart Shawl will now properly destroy rocks in the Mysterious Den.

Bug Fixes

  • Players in the Silent Sanctuary area in Vale of Eternal Blossoms should no longer be put into an incorrect phase.
  • Items that starts a quest with Tina Mudclaw should now be dropping at the appropriate friendship faction levels.
  • Fixed an issue where the Healer Proving Grounds had a chance to cause the realm to crash.