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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 5.4: 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: By Date
Hotfixes: By Category

Hotfixes: Listed By Date

September 24

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Talents
      • Runic Corruption activing multiple times should no longer cause the ability to extend its duration by an incorrect amount.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Renewing Mist no longer requires line-of-sight to jump to a nearby target.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Flash Heal now should correctly receive an increased critical chance from Inner Focus while Surge of Light is active.

Creatures

  • Loot notifications for world bosses in Pandaria should no longer be visible to all members in the raid.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Immerseus
      • Corrosive Blast now has a greatly increased range.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Kor’kron Shadowmage’s Mind Spike ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder and Flexible Raid difficulty.
        Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now has less hit points on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Supplies no longer spawn on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust should no longer damage players in his path while dashing towards a ledge to Hurl Amber.
      • Players in a damage-dealing specialization that have already interacted with Rik'kal the Dissector should now be able to interact with Skeer the Bloodseeker.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • The Y’Shaarj Touched buff can no longer be spellstolen.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Grievous Conquest achievement vendors (the ones that allow Conquest gear to be purchase with Honor points) have been temporarily removed.
  • Grievous Gladiator weapons have a temporary level requirement of 91.

Items

  • Oddly-Shaped Horn is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Tuft of Yak Fur is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
     

September 23

[Notice] The class changes and Heroic Norushen hotfixes will take effect during tomorrow's realm restarts on September 24.

Timeless Isle

  • Fixed an issue where defeating rare creatures while in a raid group may sometimes incorrectly display a loot cursor or sparkle effect when the creature has no loot.
  • Vision of Time items can no longer be used while in a Raid Finder raid until the wing has been completed.
  • Fishing in the waters surrounding Timeless Isle should now yield different fish than in the lakes within Timeless Isle.

Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Rip's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Druids should no longer cast One with Nature while being mind-controlled by NPCs.
    • Talents
      • Nature's Vigil should now properly increase the Druid's healing by 12%.
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 Guardian 2-piece bonus now automatically applies both a 3-second Savage Defense and a 20-Rage Frenzied Regeneration when Barkskin fades. The automatic version of Frenzied Regeneration no longer triggers a global cooldown and is not affected by the Tier-15 Guardian 2-piece bonus.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Chimera Shot's damage has been increased by 50%.
    • Survival
      • Explosive Shot's damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Ice Lance's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Waterbolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Brewmasters now deal 10% less damage with all attacks.
  • Paladin
    • Talents
      • Eternal Flame's heal-over-time effect is increased by 50% when used on the Paladin (down from 100%).
  • Priest
    • General
      • Shadow Word: Pain's damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Assassin's Resolve now increases the Rogue's damage by 20% (down from 25%).
    • Subtlety
      • Sanguinary Vein now causes the Rogue to deal 35% additional damage to targets afflicted by Rupture, Garrote, or Crimson Tempest (up from 25%).
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 4-piece set bonus should no longer incorrectly activate from attacks other than Backstab.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Flametongue Weapon's Flametongue Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
      • Lightning Bolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
    • Enhancement
      • Windfury Weapon's Windfury Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Haunt now increases all periodic damage against the target by 35% (down from 40%).
    • Demonology
      • Wild Imps' Fel Firebolt now deals 30% less damage.
    • Destruction
      • Immolate's damage has been increased by 30%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Bloodthirst's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Raging Blow's damage has been increased by 20%.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Reduced the number of Fragments of Pride patrolling the area leading up to Norushen on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • A number of changes have been made to Norushen on Heroic difficulty.
        • Starting Corruption for all players is now 75.
        • Residual Corruption and Burst of Anger no longer pulse additional raidwide Corruption.
        • Expel Corruption no longer increases the target’s Corruption.
        • Increased the health of the Amalgam of Corruption to offset the reduced Corruption generated by external sources.
        • The Purified buff no longer persists after gaining additional Corruption.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Automatic Repair Beam should now always be properly applied to Automated Shredders when they get near Siegecrafter Blackfuse.
  • Ulduar
    • Fixed an issue with the Yogg-Saron encounter, where players were unable to proceed to phase 2 of the fight by damaging Sara.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Players should no longer be unable to cast spells or use items after repeatedly using restricted items while in a Wargame.

Items

  • Reduced the activation rate for caster and healer Legendary cloak effects for characters in a tanking specialization by 75%.
  • Evil Eye of Galakras was only reducing the cooldown on 5 abilities for Warriors. The trinket should now also reduce the cooldown of Heroic Leap.
  • Unerring Vision of Lei Shen now has a 40% reduced chance to activate its effect for Warlocks.
     

September 20

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Regenerative Magic should no longer improperly increase the cooldown on Anti-Magic Shell when a small amount of absorption remaining as it expires.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Look Within should now correctly favor selecting characters with higher levels of corruption for trials during the Norushen encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Sha of Pride
      • Altered the visual effects of Bursting Pride, Swelling Pride, Aura of Pride, and Unstable Corruption to improve their clarity and visibility.
      • Portals to Orgrimmar should now spawn properly after defeating the Sha of Pride and soft resetting the instance.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh no longer has a chance to critically hit when under the effects of Leader of the Pack or other similar buffs from players that have been mind controlled by Touch of Y'Shaarj.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • The Conquest vendors have been restored.
  • Fixed an issue where a number of players had a higher than intended Conquest cap.

Items

  • Toy Windmill should now only summon 1 Windmill Lance.

Brewfest

  • [Requires realm restarts] Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest should now be awarding level-90 items.
     

September 19

General

  • With the conclusion of the Battlefield: Barrens event, realm coalescing has been re-enabled for the Durotar area.

Classes

  • Hunters
    • General
      • Deterrence should now correctly have a 5-second cooldown after using a charge for Hunters with the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera talent.
  • Monks
    • Talents
      • Xuen summoned by Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger should now be able to use Crackling Tiger Lightning against Aberration type creatures.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Sha of Pride
      • Sha of Pride no longer drops Droplet of Y'shaarj on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Alter Time no longer teleports players that have been banished on Heroic difficulty.
    • Galakras
      • Resetting the Galakras encounter should no longer cause doors to the towers to remain closed.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse will no longer Overcharge more than one cluster of Crawler Mines per wave on Heroic difficulty.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • The Crowd Chose You should now be correctly applied to players that are under the effects of Cyclone.

Proving Grounds

  • Healer Trials
    • NPC party members should now be better at moving out of the fire, and use their area-of-effect attacks and swap targets correctly.
    • Large Illusionary Flamecallers no longer cast Pyroblast against targets that have been recently hit by a Fireball.
       

September 18

Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Nature's Grasp triggering Entangling Roots should no longer be incorrectly using up Nature's Swiftness.
  • Rogue
    • Combat
      • Killing Spree's range is no longer being incorrectly modified by Blade Flurry.

Creatures

  • Cursed Hozen Swabby now has a 2-second cooldown on their Rusty Shank ability.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Players on Raid Finder difficulty with the Despair aura should no longer remain in the wrong phase when the fight ends.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Removing the Touch of Y'Shaarj or Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj debuff now also removes Weakened Blows, Mortal Wounds, and Master Poisoner effects from the player.

Timeless Isle

  • Fixed quest tracking issues that affected some of the quests on the Timeless Isle.
     

September 17

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Talents
      • Lynx Rush should now correctly apply its bleed effect against very large targets.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Blink modified by the Glyph of Rapid Displacement should no longer incorrectly free the Mage from stuns and bonds.
  • Priest
    • Talents
      • Cascade should no longer hit PvP enabled players if the Priest is not PvP enabled.
  • Shaman
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Chain Lightning should now be properly reducing the damage of Chain Lightning
  • Warrior
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Victory Rush should now properly increase the total healing provided by Victory Rush.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Mages and Warlocks now have a chance to obtain Gaze of Arrogance (Sha of Pride) and Lever of the Megantholithic Apparatus (Siegecrafter Blackfuse) through bonus rolls on Normal difficulty.
    • Non-boss NPCs in 10-player Normal difficulty should no longer incorrectly drop Flexible Raid quality items.
    • Sha of Pride
      • Swelling Pride's secondary effects can no longer be incorrectly redirected by Zen Meditation.
    • Malkorok
      • Ancient Barrier should now allow Surging Mist glyphed with Glyph of Surging Mist to generate Chi normally.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Players with the Strong Legs buff should no longer be getting knocked off the platform early.
      • Players that acquire "the Prime" title during the fight and successfully complete the encounter now have a buff that allows them to retain the title for 60 minutes.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Fixed an issue where the Kor'kron Iron Star did not damage targets that were under a silence effect.
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Waterspouts in Tortos' Lair should allow players to travel back to the Council of Elders area once more.
    • Fixed an issue where Ice Comets had less health than intended.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Conquest vendors have been temporarily removed while we investigate an issue with Conquest caps.
Items
  • Timeless Curio should no longer create Contemplation of Chi-Ji for Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Balance Druids.

Timeless Isle

  • [Requires a realm restart] Celestials in The Celestial Court will now only rotate their order after they have been defeated.
  • Time-Lost Shrines reactivate much more frequently now.

Proving Grounds

  • In Tanking trials, Sikari the Mistweaver's Crackling Jade Thunderstorm should now have a chance to break crowd-control effects that have a chance to break on damage.
     

September 16

Classes

  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Spirit of Redemption should no longer prevent Priests from getting the Sacrificed to Ordos debuff.

Creatures

  • Dread Ship Vazuvius should no longer be knocking players back after it has been defeated.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Claw of Burning Anger now deals more damage.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Fixed an issue where more than one player was able to obtain the Power of the Paragons buff from the same Paragon.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should now properly drop three Tier-16 armor tokens in 25-player mode.
        • Please check this forum post for additional information on the hotfix.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Fixed an issue where the new cooking recipes were only obtainable by characters with a cooking skill of exactly 525.
Items
  • Spark of Zandalar should now scale down correctly in Battlegrounds, Rated Battlegrounds, and Arenas.
     

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.

Hotfixes: Listed By Date

September 24

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Talents
      • Runic Corruption activing multiple times should no longer cause the ability to extend its duration by an incorrect amount.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Renewing Mist no longer requires line-of-sight to jump to a nearby target.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Flash Heal now should correctly receive an increased critical chance from Inner Focus while Surge of Light is active.

Creatures

  • Loot notifications for world bosses in Pandaria should no longer be visible to all members in the raid.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Immerseus
      • Corrosive Blast now has a greatly increased range.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Kor’kron Shadowmage’s Mind Spike ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder and Flexible Raid difficulty.
        Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now has less hit points on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Supplies no longer spawn on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust should no longer damage players in his path while dashing towards a ledge to Hurl Amber.
      • Players in a damage-dealing specialization that have already interacted with Rik'kal the Dissector should now be able to interact with Skeer the Bloodseeker.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • The Y’Shaarj Touched buff can no longer be spellstolen.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Grievous Conquest achievement vendors (the ones that allow Conquest gear to be purchase with Honor points) have been temporarily removed.
  • Grievous Gladiator weapons have a temporary level requirement of 91.

Items

  • Oddly-Shaped Horn is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Tuft of Yak Fur is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
     

September 23

[Notice] The class changes and Heroic Norushen hotfixes will take effect during tomorrow's realm restarts on September 24.

Timeless Isle

  • Fixed an issue where defeating rare creatures while in a raid group may sometimes incorrectly display a loot cursor or sparkle effect when the creature has no loot.
  • Vision of Time items can no longer be used while in a Raid Finder raid until the wing has been completed.
  • Fishing in the waters surrounding Timeless Isle should now yield different fish than in the lakes within Timeless Isle.

Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Rip's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Druids should no longer cast One with Nature while being mind-controlled by NPCs.
    • Talents
      • Nature's Vigil should now properly increase the Druid's healing by 12%.
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 Guardian 2-piece bonus now automatically applies both a 3-second Savage Defense and a 20-Rage Frenzied Regeneration when Barkskin fades. The automatic version of Frenzied Regeneration no longer triggers a global cooldown and is not affected by the Tier-15 Guardian 2-piece bonus.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Chimera Shot's damage has been increased by 50%.
    • Survival
      • Explosive Shot's damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Ice Lance's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Waterbolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Brewmasters now deal 10% less damage with all attacks.
  • Paladin
    • Talents
      • Eternal Flame's heal-over-time effect is increased by 50% when used on the Paladin (down from 100%).
  • Priest
    • General
      • Shadow Word: Pain's damage has been reduced by 15%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Assassin's Resolve now increases the Rogue's damage by 20% (down from 25%).
    • Subtlety
      • Sanguinary Vein now causes the Rogue to deal 35% additional damage to targets afflicted by Rupture, Garrote, or Crimson Tempest (up from 25%).
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 4-piece set bonus should no longer incorrectly activate from attacks other than Backstab.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Flametongue Weapon's Flametongue Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
      • Lightning Bolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
    • Enhancement
      • Windfury Weapon's Windfury Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Haunt now increases all periodic damage against the target by 35% (down from 40%).
    • Demonology
      • Wild Imps' Fel Firebolt now deals 30% less damage.
    • Destruction
      • Immolate's damage has been increased by 30%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Bloodthirst's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Raging Blow's damage has been increased by 20%.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Reduced the number of Fragments of Pride patrolling the area leading up to Norushen on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • A number of changes have been made to Norushen on Heroic difficulty.
        • Starting Corruption for all players is now 75.
        • Residual Corruption and Burst of Anger no longer pulse additional raidwide Corruption.
        • Expel Corruption no longer increases the target’s Corruption.
        • Increased the health of the Amalgam of Corruption to offset the reduced Corruption generated by external sources.
        • The Purified buff no longer persists after gaining additional Corruption.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Automatic Repair Beam should now always be properly applied to Automated Shredders when they get near Siegecrafter Blackfuse.
  • Ulduar
    • Fixed an issue with the Yogg-Saron encounter, where players were unable to proceed to phase 2 of the fight by damaging Sara.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Players should no longer be unable to cast spells or use items after repeatedly using restricted items while in a Wargame.

Items

  • Reduced the activation rate for caster and healer Legendary cloak effects for characters in a tanking specialization by 75%.
  • Evil Eye of Galakras was only reducing the cooldown on 5 abilities for Warriors. The trinket should now also reduce the cooldown of Heroic Leap.
  • Unerring Vision of Lei Shen now has a 40% reduced chance to activate its effect for Warlocks.
     

September 20

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Regenerative Magic should no longer improperly increase the cooldown on Anti-Magic Shell when a small amount of absorption remaining as it expires.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Look Within should now correctly favor selecting characters with higher levels of corruption for trials during the Norushen encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Sha of Pride
      • Altered the visual effects of Bursting Pride, Swelling Pride, Aura of Pride, and Unstable Corruption to improve their clarity and visibility.
      • Portals to Orgrimmar should now spawn properly after defeating the Sha of Pride and soft resetting the instance.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh no longer has a chance to critically hit when under the effects of Leader of the Pack or other similar buffs from players that have been mind controlled by Touch of Y'Shaarj.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • The Conquest vendors have been restored.
  • Fixed an issue where a number of players had a higher than intended Conquest cap.

Items

  • Toy Windmill should now only summon 1 Windmill Lance.

Brewfest

  • [Requires realm restarts] Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest should now be awarding level-90 items.
     

September 19

General

  • With the conclusion of the Battlefield: Barrens event, realm coalescing has been re-enabled for the Durotar area.

Classes

  • Hunters
    • General
      • Deterrence should now correctly have a 5-second cooldown after using a charge for Hunters with the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera talent.
  • Monks
    • Talents
      • Xuen summoned by Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger should now be able to use Crackling Tiger Lightning against Aberration type creatures.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Sha of Pride
      • Sha of Pride no longer drops Droplet of Y'shaarj on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Alter Time no longer teleports players that have been banished on Heroic difficulty.
    • Galakras
      • Resetting the Galakras encounter should no longer cause doors to the towers to remain closed.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse will no longer Overcharge more than one cluster of Crawler Mines per wave on Heroic difficulty.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • The Crowd Chose You should now be correctly applied to players that are under the effects of Cyclone.

Proving Grounds

  • Healer Trials
    • NPC party members should now be better at moving out of the fire, and use their area-of-effect attacks and swap targets correctly.
    • Large Illusionary Flamecallers no longer cast Pyroblast against targets that have been recently hit by a Fireball.
       

September 18

Classes

  • Druid
    • General
      • Nature's Grasp triggering Entangling Roots should no longer be incorrectly using up Nature's Swiftness.
  • Rogue
    • Combat
      • Killing Spree's range is no longer being incorrectly modified by Blade Flurry.

Creatures

  • Cursed Hozen Swabby now has a 2-second cooldown on their Rusty Shank ability.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Players on Raid Finder difficulty with the Despair aura should no longer remain in the wrong phase when the fight ends.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Removing the Touch of Y'Shaarj or Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj debuff now also removes Weakened Blows, Mortal Wounds, and Master Poisoner effects from the player.

Timeless Isle

  • Fixed quest tracking issues that affected some of the quests on the Timeless Isle.
     

September 17

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Talents
      • Lynx Rush should now correctly apply its bleed effect against very large targets.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Blink modified by the Glyph of Rapid Displacement should no longer incorrectly free the Mage from stuns and bonds.
  • Priest
    • Talents
      • Cascade should no longer hit PvP enabled players if the Priest is not PvP enabled.
  • Shaman
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Chain Lightning should now be properly reducing the damage of Chain Lightning
  • Warrior
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Victory Rush should now properly increase the total healing provided by Victory Rush.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Mages and Warlocks now have a chance to obtain Gaze of Arrogance (Sha of Pride) and Lever of the Megantholithic Apparatus (Siegecrafter Blackfuse) through bonus rolls on Normal difficulty.
    • Non-boss NPCs in 10-player Normal difficulty should no longer incorrectly drop Flexible Raid quality items.
    • Sha of Pride
      • Swelling Pride's secondary effects can no longer be incorrectly redirected by Zen Meditation.
    • Malkorok
      • Ancient Barrier should now allow Surging Mist glyphed with Glyph of Surging Mist to generate Chi normally.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Players with the Strong Legs buff should no longer be getting knocked off the platform early.
      • Players that acquire "the Prime" title during the fight and successfully complete the encounter now have a buff that allows them to retain the title for 60 minutes.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Fixed an issue where the Kor'kron Iron Star did not damage targets that were under a silence effect.
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Waterspouts in Tortos' Lair should allow players to travel back to the Council of Elders area once more.
    • Fixed an issue where Ice Comets had less health than intended.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Conquest vendors have been temporarily removed while we investigate an issue with Conquest caps.
Items
  • Timeless Curio should no longer create Contemplation of Chi-Ji for Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Balance Druids.

Timeless Isle

  • [Requires a realm restart] Celestials in The Celestial Court will now only rotate their order after they have been defeated.
  • Time-Lost Shrines reactivate much more frequently now.

Proving Grounds

  • In Tanking trials, Sikari the Mistweaver's Crackling Jade Thunderstorm should now have a chance to break crowd-control effects that have a chance to break on damage.
     

September 16

Classes

  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Spirit of Redemption should no longer prevent Priests from getting the Sacrificed to Ordos debuff.

Creatures

  • Dread Ship Vazuvius should no longer be knocking players back after it has been defeated.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Claw of Burning Anger now deals more damage.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Fixed an issue where more than one player was able to obtain the Power of the Paragons buff from the same Paragon.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should now properly drop three Tier-16 armor tokens in 25-player mode.
        • Please check this forum post for additional information on the hotfix.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Fixed an issue where the new cooking recipes were only obtainable by characters with a cooking skill of exactly 525.
Items
  • Spark of Zandalar should now scale down correctly in Battlegrounds, Rated Battlegrounds, and Arenas.
     

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.

Hotfixes: Complete List

General

  • With the conclusion of the Battlefield: Barrens event, realm coalescing has been re-enabled for the Durotar area.

Timeless Isle

  • Fixed an issue where defeating rare creatures while in a raid group may sometimes incorrectly display a loot cursor or sparkle effect when the creature has no loot.
  • Vision of Time items can no longer be used while in a Raid Finder raid until the wing has been completed.
  • Fishing in the waters surrounding Timeless Isle should now yield different fish than in the lakes within 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.
  • Fixed quest tracking issues that affected some of the quests on the Timeless Isle.
  • Celestials in The Celestial Court will now only rotate their order after they have been defeated.
  • Time-Lost Shrines reactivate much more frequently now.
  • 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).
  • 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.

Proving Grounds

  • Lava pools created by Illusionary Flamecallers should no longer damage Monk statues or Shaman totems.
  • Healer Trials
    • NPC party members should now be better at moving out of the fire, and use their area-of-effect attacks and swap targets correctly.
    • Large Illusionary Flamecallers no longer cast Pyroblast against targets that have been recently hit by a Fireball.
  • Tank Trials
    • In Tanking trials, Sikari the Mistweaver's Crackling Jade Thunderstorm should now have a chance to break crowd-control effects that have a chance to break on damage.

Brewfest

  • [Requires realm restarts] Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest should now be awarding level-90 items.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Talents
      • Runic Corruption activing multiple times should no longer cause the ability to extend its duration by an incorrect amount.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Regenerative Magic should no longer improperly increase the cooldown on Anti-Magic Shell when a small amount of absorption remaining as it expires.
  • Druid
    • General
      • Nature's Grasp triggering Entangling Roots should no longer be incorrectly using up Nature's Swiftness.
      • Rip's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Druids should no longer cast One with Nature while being mind-controlled by NPCs.
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature Treant summoned by Restoration Druids should no longer die immediately after casting Swiftmend and Efflorescence.
      • Nature's Vigil should now properly increase the Druid's healing by 12%.
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 Guardian 2-piece bonus now automatically applies both a 3-second Savage Defense and a 20-Rage Frenzied Regeneration when Barkskin fades. The automatic version of Frenzied Regeneration no longer triggers a global cooldown and is not affected by the Tier-15 Guardian 2-piece bonus.
  • Hunters
    • General
      • Deterrence should now correctly have a 5-second cooldown after using a charge for Hunters with the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera talent.
    • Marksmanship
      • Chimera Shot's damage has been increased by 50%.
    • Survival
      • Explosive Shot's damage has been increased by 10%.
    • Talents
      • Dire Beast should no longer summon snakes that were larger than usual while on the Timeless Isle.
      • Lynx Rush should now correctly apply its bleed effect against very large targets.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Blink modified by the Glyph of Rapid Displacement should no longer incorrectly free the Mage from stuns and bonds.
      • Ice Lance's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Waterbolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
      • 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.
  • Monks
    • Brewmaster
      • Brewmasters now deal 10% less damage with all attacks.
    • Mistweaver
      • Renewing Mist no longer requires line-of-sight to jump to a nearby target.
    • Talents
      • Xuen summoned by Invoke Xuen, the White Tiger should now be able to use Crackling Tiger Lightning against Aberration type creatures.
  • Paladin
    • Talents
      • Eternal Flame's heal-over-time effect is increased by 50% when used on the Paladin (down from 100%).
      • 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.
      • Shadow Word: Pain's damage has been reduced by 15%.
    • Discipline
      • Flash Heal now should correctly receive an increased critical chance from Inner Focus while Surge of Light is active.
    • Holy
      • Spirit of Redemption should no longer prevent Priests from getting the Sacrificed to Ordos debuff.
    • Shadow
      • Landing a killing blow with Shadow Word: Death should no longer incorrectly grant 2 Shadow Orbs.
    • Talents
      • Cascade should no longer hit PvP enabled players if the Priest is not PvP enabled.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Assassin's Resolve now increases the Rogue's damage by 20% (down from 25%).
    • Combat
      • Killing Spree's range is no longer being incorrectly modified by Blade Flurry.
    • Subtlety
      • Sanguinary Vein now causes the Rogue to deal 35% additional damage to targets afflicted by Rupture, Garrote, or Crimson Tempest (up from 25%).
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 4-piece set bonus should no longer incorrectly activate from attacks other than Backstab.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Flametongue Weapon's Flametongue Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
      • Lightning Bolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
    • Enhancement
      • Windfury Weapon's Windfury Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Chain Lightning should now be properly reducing the damage of Chain Lightning.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Fel Flame's mana cost has been increased by 100%.
    • Affliction
      • Haunt now increases all periodic damage against the target by 35% (down from 40%).
    • Demonology
      • Wild Imps' Fel Firebolt now deals 30% less damage.
    • Destruction
      • Conflagrate now has a 15% chance to generate an additional Burning Ember.
      • Immolate's damage has been increased by 30%.
      • Incinerate now has a 15% chance to generate an additional Burning Ember.
      • Incinerate's damage has been increased by 5%.
    • Talents
      • Soul Link is no longer incorrectly being applied to the second demon summoned through Grimoire of Service.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Bloodthirst's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Raging Blow's damage has been increased by 20%.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Victory Rush should now properly increase the total healing provided by Victory Rush.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When Death is Not Enough: Fixed an issue preventing players from being able to complete the quest.

Creatures

  • Ordos
    • Flame-Scarred Cache of Offerings now has a chance to award Flexible Raid quality items (up from Raid Finder quality.
  • Loot notifications for world bosses in Pandaria should no longer be visible to all members in the raid.
  • Rare creatures in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms should now follow the correct tapping mechanics.
  • Burning Berserkers and Eternal Kilnmasters no longer use Fiery Charge on targets who are not in combat.
  • Cursed Hozen Swabby now has a 2-second cooldown on their Rusty Shank ability.
  • Dread Ship Vazuvius should no longer be knocking players back after it has been defeated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kor'kron related NPCs and creatures in Northern Barrens should be neutral to players below level 85 once more.
  • Lil' Canny is back after a tune-up and is wandering around in the Shrine of Seven Stars once more.
  • 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.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • 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.
    • Mages and Warlocks now have a chance to obtain Gaze of Arrogance (Sha of Pride) and Lever of the Megantholithic Apparatus (Siegecrafter Blackfuse) through bonus rolls on Normal difficulty.
    • Non-boss NPCs in 10-player Normal difficulty should no longer incorrectly drop Flexible Raid quality items.
    • Immerseus
      • Corrosive Blast now has a greatly increased range.
    • Norushen
      • A number of changes have been made to Norushen on Heroic difficulty.
        • Starting Corruption for all players is now 75.
        • Residual Corruption and Burst of Anger no longer pulse additional raidwide Corruption.
        • Expel Corruption no longer increases the target’s Corruption.
        • Increased the health of the Amalgam of Corruption to offset the reduced Corruption generated by external sources.
        • The Purified buff no longer persists after gaining additional Corruption.
      • Reduced the number of Fragments of Pride patrolling the area leading up to Norushen on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Look Within should now correctly favor selecting characters with higher levels of corruption for trials during the Norushen encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Players on Raid Finder difficulty with the Despair aura should no longer remain in the wrong phase when the fight ends.
      • 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
      • Altered the visual effects of Bursting Pride, Swelling Pride, Aura of Pride, and Unstable Corruption to improve their clarity and visibility.
      • Portals to Orgrimmar should now spawn properly after defeating the Sha of Pride and soft resetting the instance.
      • Sha of Pride no longer drops Droplet of Y'shaarj on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Swelling Pride's secondary effects can no longer be incorrectly redirected by Zen Meditation.
      • Alter Time no longer teleports players that have been banished on Heroic difficulty.
      • 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
      • Resetting the Galakras encounter should no longer cause doors to the towers to remain closed.
      • 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.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Kor’kron Shadowmage’s Mind Spike ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder and Flexible Raid difficulty.
        Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now has less hit points on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Supplies no longer spawn on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • 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.
      • Ancient Barrier should now allow Surging Mist glyphed with Glyph of Surging Mist to generate Chi normally.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Claw of Burning Anger now deals more damage.
      • Reduced the delay before Crates of Pandaren Relics may be opened on Flexible, Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • 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.
      • Fixed an issue where players can take damage from creatures that are still locked in their cage.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Automatic Repair Beam should now always be properly applied to Automated Shredders when they get near 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.
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse will no longer Overcharge more than one cluster of Crawler Mines per wave on Heroic difficulty.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust should no longer damage players in his path while dashing towards a ledge to Hurl Amber.
      • Players in a damage-dealing specialization that have already interacted with Rik'kal the Dissector should now be able to interact with Skeer the Bloodseeker.
      • Players with the Strong Legs buff should no longer be getting knocked off the platform early.
      • Players that acquire "the Prime" title during the fight and successfully complete the encounter now have a buff that allows them to retain the title for 60 minutes.
      • Fixed an issue where more than one player was able to obtain the Power of the Paragons buff from the same Paragon.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh no longer has a chance to critically hit when under the effects of Leader of the Pack or other similar buffs from players that have been mind controlled by Touch of Y'Shaarj.
      • Garrosh Hellscream should now properly drop three Tier-16 armor tokens in 25-player mode.
      • Faith, Hope, and Courage effects no longer stack with each other while in the Realm of Y'Shaarj.
      • Removing the Touch of Y'Shaarj or Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj debuff now also removes Weakened Blows, Mortal Wounds, and Master Poisoner effects from the player.
      • Embodied Despair can no longer be stunned.
      • 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.
      • The Y’Shaarj Touched buff can no longer be spellstolen.
      • Fixed an issue where the Kor'kron Iron Star did not damage targets that were under a silence effect.
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Waterspouts in Tortos' Lair should allow players to travel back to the Council of Elders area once more.
    • Fixed an issue where Ice Comets had less health than intended.
  • Ulduar
    • Fixed an issue with the Yogg-Saron encounter, where players were unable to proceed to phase 2 of the fight by damaging Sara.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Grievous Conquest achievement vendors (the ones that allow Conquest gear to be purchase with Honor points) have been temporarily removed.
  • Grievous Gladiator weapons have a temporary level requirement of 91.
  • Players should no longer be unable to cast spells or use items after repeatedly using restricted items while in a Wargame.
  • The Conquest vendors have been restored.
  • Fixed an issue where a number of players had a higher than intended Conquest cap.
  • Conquest vendors have been temporarily removed while we investigate an issue with Conquest caps.
  • The Crowd Chose You should now be correctly applied to players that are under the effects of Cyclone.
  • Rogues can no longer use Shadowstep on Antipersonnel Cannons in Strand of the Ancients.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Fixed an issue where the new cooking recipes were only obtainable by characters with a cooking skill of exactly 525.

Items

  • Effects for Legendary cloaks no longer activate while fighting against other players.
  • Reduced the activation rate for caster and healer Legendary cloak effects for characters in a tanking specialization by 75%.
  • For Death Knights, the Endurance of Niuzao effect from the Qian-Le legendary cloak should now activate before triggering Purgatory.
  • 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.
  • Evil Eye of Galakras was only reducing the cooldown on 5 abilities for Warriors. The trinket should now also reduce the cooldown of Heroic Leap.
  • Gar'tok, Strength of the Faithful should no longer be incorrectly flagged as a caster weapon.
  • Oddly-Shaped Horn is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • 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.
  • Spark of Zandalar should now scale down correctly in Battlegrounds, Rated Battlegrounds, and Arenas.
  • Timeless Curio should no longer create Contemplation of Chi-Ji for Elemental Shamans, Shadow Priests, and Balance Druids.
  • Toy Windmill should now only summon 1 Windmill Lance.
  • Tuft of Yak Fur is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Unerring Vision of Lei Shen now has a 40% reduced chance to activate its effect for Warlocks.
  • Fixed an issue where many mana regeneration drinks was not regenerating mana.

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.
  • 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.