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#1 - 2013/10/23 01:48:00 PM

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

October 22

Classes

  • Mage
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-15 4-piece set bonus now increases the effects of Arcane Charges by 5% per stack (down from 20% per stack).
  • Monk
    • General
      • Tigereye Brew and Mana Tea gains from Chi Brew now correctly benefit from Mastery: Bottled Fury and Brewing: Mana Tea.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Damage from Soul Link should no longer incorrectly activate the Voidlord's Void Shield effect.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • The number of guild members needed to be considered a guild Group in Flexible difficulty has been reduced. Previously, the number of guild members required in Flexible difficulty didn’t account for the scaling group size. It now requires 80% of the current group size, rounded down.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Hellscream's Warsong now grants a 75% increase to Physical damage dealt and health (down from 125%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Touch of Y'Shaarj now has a 4-second cast time for players (up from 3 seconds) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Reduced the health of Minions of Y'shaarj on Raid Finder difficulty.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • Players who pick up a Shadow Sight orb will be unable to stealth for the duration of the effect.

October 21

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • The Dream of Cenarius effect is now removed when the Druid switches talents.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • The number of Look Within orbs spawned by Norushen in Flexible difficulty will now round up instead of down, so that the ratio of orbs to players is never worse than on Normal difficulty.
    • Galakras
      • The portal leading back to the Vault of Y'Shaarj can no longer be used while in combat.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • [Requires a realm restart.] The Crowd Chose You has been removed and replaced with a debuff called Dampening.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] For Arena matches that last more than 10 minutes, all players in the Arena will begin to receive Dampening.
      • Dampening is a stacking debuff applied to all players in the Arena every 10 seconds.
      • Each stack of Dampening reduces all healing and damage absorption by 1%.
      • If neither team has won after 20 minutes, the Arena match will end in a draw.
      • Necrotic Strike's healing absorption is not affected by Dampening.

Items

  • Protection Paladins are now eligible to receive the following items with via personal loot (Raid Finder and Flexible difficulty) and bonus rolls (all difficulty modes).
    • Siege of Orgrimmar: Bubble-Burst Bracers, Corruption-Rotted Gauntlets, Darkfallen Shoulderplates, Demolisher's Reinforced Belt, Legplates of Unthinking Strife, Poisonbinder Girth, and Thranok's Shattering Helm.
    • Ordos: Magdalena's Murderous Crown, Partik's Purified Legplates, Remnar's Ruinous Girdle, Rossi's Rosin-Soaked Shoulderplates, and Vanguard's Burly Bracers.

October 16

Classes

  • Mage
    • Class Armor
      • Resolved an issue that could cause the Tier-16 2-piece set bonus Frozen Thoughts to be consumed without effect.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Mastery: Echo of Light's healing has been increased by 4%.
  • Warlock
    • Talents
      • Archimonde's Darkness' effect should now be correctly removed when the Warlock switches talents or glyphs.

Quests

  • Timeless Treasures: Weekly treasure chests on the Timeless Isle can now grant credit towards completing this quest.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Galakras
      • Reduced the health of ranking officials and foot soldiers in Phase 1 of the encounter on 10-player Normal difficulty.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Ashen Wall, Toxic Storm, Toxic Mist, Foul Stream, and Foul Geyser now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Reduced the health of most of the creatures during the Spoils of Pandaria encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Having multiple players start the encounter should no longer incorrectly cause the timer to count down rapidly.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Captive Cave Bats on Raid Finder difficulty will no longer incorrectly drop Normal difficulty loot.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should now use his abilities more predictably when starting Stage Three: MY WORLD.
  • Mogu'shan Vaults
    • Resolved an issue that prevented players from completing the Straight Six achievement.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Silvershard Mines: The eastern mine cart now doesn't spawn in until shortly after the gates open.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Noodle cart chefs will now receive a well-fed buff while serving other players bowls of noodle soup.

Items

  • Nazgrim's Burnished Insignia's should no longer be incorrectly activating from actions that aren't helpful spells.
  • Ticking Ebon Detonator's should no longer be incorrectly activating from actions that aren't attacks.

October 9

Classes

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • To help address issues with input lag, Efflorescence now heals for twice as much every 2 seconds (was once every 1 second). Additional adjustments have been made so the total amount healed by Efflorescence from Swiftmend, Force of Nature Treants, and Wild Mushroom remains unchanged.
  • Warrior
    • Talents
      • Corrected an issue that allowed Warriors to cast Storm Bolt while under the effects of a Hex.

Creatures

  • [Requires a realm restart] Engaging Ordos in combat will no longer cause the Ordon Sanctuary gate to close.
  • Added an upper limit to the number of wolves that could be summoned by Moonfang's Call the Pack ability.
  • Flik and Flik's Frog should no longer incorrectly wind up under the terrain on Darkmoon Island.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Resolved an issue that could cause the Overconfidence debuff to persist after defeating Zeal.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Reduced the amount of hostile NPCs in the areas leading up to the Dark Shaman encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • General Nazgrim
      • Reduced the amount of hostile NPCs in the areas leading up to General Nazgrim on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Blade of the Hundred Steps should now only be applied to one tank per quadrant in Normal and Heroic difficulties.

October 7

Classes

  • Priest
    • Holy
      • To help address issues with input lag, Mastery: Echo of Light now heals for three times as much every 3 seconds (was once every 1 second). Total amount healed remains unchanged.
    • Shadow
      • To help address issues with input lag, Vampiric Embrace now heals every second instead of every time the Priest deals Shadow spell damage. The total amount healed remains unchanged.
    • Class Armor
      • Corrected an issue where the Tier-16 Shadow 4-piece set bonus was improperly applying the damage bonus to additional spells when multiple instant cast spells are cast at the same time.
  • Rogue
    • Talents
      • Corrected an issue with Cloak and Dagger that could allow Rogues to bypass some targeting and line-of-sight restrictions.

Creatures

  • Evermaw's spawn is no longer tied to Dread Ship Vazuvius.
  • Moonfang should now always drop something when defeated.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Corrected an issue where Spark of Life had more health than intended on Flexible difficulty.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should no longer use Malice against players who have an Iron Star fixated on them on Heroic difficulty.

October 4

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Resolved a visual issue caused by Death Knights using a Glyphed version of Horn of Winter while transformed by the Rime of the Time-Lost Mariner.
  • Druid
    • Class Armor
      • Resolved certain situations that could cause the Tier-16 Guardian 4-piece heal-over-time effect to heal for less than intended.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • To help address issues with input lag, Stormlash Totem's Stormlash effect now has a 20% to activate but deals 5 times more damage (down from a 100% chance to activate). Overall damage output should remain unchanged.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Haunt should no longer incorrectly increase the damage of non-periodic spells.
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Resolved an issue with Whirlwind where polearms equipped in the off-hand slot were not hitting enemies.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Malkorok
      • Resolved an issue where Malkorok may sometimes fail to respawn after a soft reset of the raid instance on Heroic difficulty.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Creatures leading up to the encounter with Thok the Bloodthirsty are now skinnable.

October 3

Timeless Isle

  • Resolved an issue that could cause some weekly treasure chests on the Timeless Isle to be uninteractible.

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Death and Decay, Howling Blast, and Pestilence should no longer incorrectly grant a radius bonus when cast while the Death Knight is moving.
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 DPS 2-piece set effect should no longer incorrectly cause stacks of the buff to provide no bonus under certain conditions.
  • Druid
    • General
      • Casting Healing Touch should no longer incorrectly consume both bonuses from Soul of the Forest and Sage Mender (Tier-16 Restoration 2-piece set bonus) at the same time.
  • Monk
    • Class Armor
      • Mistweaver PvP 2-piece set bonus should no longer cause the Monk to stand up when they gain a charge of Mana Tea.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Holy Radiance should correctly benefit from Holy Avenger once more.
    • Class Armor
      • Corrected an issue where Divine Purpose and the Tier-16 Retribution 4-piece bonus was not interacting properly with each other.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Grimoire of Sacrifice should no longer incorrectly reduce spell damage while Fire and Brimstone is also active.

Quests

  • The Celestial Tournament: Players can now get credit for winning the tournament while in a raid group.

Creatures

  • Players should no longer be incorrectly flagged as having defeated Ordos for the week if the player tapped him and went offline or entered an instance.
  • Yu'lon now launches 5 Jadefire Bolts (down from 10).
  • Gulp Frogs are now immune to mind control abilities.
  • Magnataurs can no longer be pickpocketed.
  • Dame Evniki Kapsalis is now offering her wares to players that meet the proper criteria once again.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Sha of Pride
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Corrupted Prisons to stop functioning.
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Unstable Corruption rifts to stop forming on 25-player Heroic difficulty.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Wavebinder Kardris should no longer target non-players with Toxic Storm.
      • Darkfang and Bloodclaw should now move around significantly less while being tanked alongside their masters.
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Blind Blademasters in the Drag to enter combat with players during the Dark Shaman encounter.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Modified Anima Golem's Matter Scramble should now always spawn on the floor.
      • Resolved an issue that would sometimes cause a Burial Urn's Spark of Life to path to the wrong area.
      • Resolved a situation that could cause the encounter to not reset correctly if the player starting the encounter dies immediately.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Demonic Circles are now cleared when the encounter starts.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Resolved certain situations that could cause players to retain the Paragons' abilities after resetting the encounter.
      • Resolved an issue where the last surviving raid member using a threat drop may cause the encounter to not reset correctly.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream now drops two Kor'kron Juggernauts on 25-player Heroic difficulty. (Requires realm restarts to take effect.)
  • Dungeons
    • Shado-Pan Monastery: Defeating Gu Cloudstrike immediately after Azure Serpent has been killed should no longer prevent players from continuing through the Shado-Pan Monastery.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Grievous Gladiator weapons have a level requirement of 90 once more.
  • PvP on-use trinket effects should no longer incorrectly scale down while in a Battleground, Rated Battleground, or Arena.

Items

  • Trinkets with cleave and multistrike effects no longer require players to be facing the target to successfully deal damage.
     

October 2

Timeless Isle

  • Bloody Coins are now only awarded from defeating Level-90 players.
  • Removed the silver icons for Master Kukuru and Whizzig on the mini-map.
  • The following bind-on-pickup items are no longer able to be traded between players: Burden of Eternity, Reins of the Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent, Cauterizing Core, Falling Flame, Golden Moss, Giant Purse of Timeless Coins, Ash-Covered Horn, and Elixir of Ancient Knowledge.

Classes

  • Death Knights
    • General
      • Control Undead should no longer prevent Frost or Blood specializations from using Raise Dead while Control Undead is active.
      • Raise Dead and Wild Mushroom: Plague (obtained through Druid's Symbiosis) should no longer cause each other's summons to despawn.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Astral Communion should now behave correctly if a Druid changes glyphs, talents, or specialization while an Eclipse is active.
    • Talents
      • Dream of Cenarius (Feral) should no longer incorrectly cause Treants to deal extra damage.
      • Dream of Cenarius (Guardian) should now properly affect the free version of Healing Touch to benefit from Attack Power.
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 Guardian 2-piece set bonus should no longer cause Frenzied Regeneration to incorrectly consume 60 Rage for Druids with Glyph of Frenzied Regeneration active.
      • Tier-16 Guardian 4-piece set bonus
        • Fixed a number of situations where the effect was not activating when it should.
        • Fixed an issue where the 4-piece bonus could cause the 2-piece bonus to incorrectly consume 60 Rage.
  • Monk
    • General
      • Roll should now work while under the effects of Scuttler's Shell.
    • Brewmaster
      • Brewmasters now deals 5.6% less damage with all attacks (-15% in total).
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue where Holy Radiance may sometimes heal less players than intended.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Prayer of Mending's healing should now be correctly modified by Battle Fatigue.
    • Holy
      • Lightwell's healing should now be correctly modified by PvP Power while the Glyph of Lightwell is active.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Command Demon can no longer be cast while the pet is stunned or feared.
    • Affliction
      • Agony's damage has been reduced by 15%.
    • Destruction
      • Flames of Xoroth should no longer incorrectly cause revived demons to lose Soul Link.
  • Warrior
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 Protection 2-piece set bonus should no longer be healing the Warrior before the damage has been applied.

Quests

  • Trial At The Temple of the White Tiger: Players should no longer be able to acquire this quest before completing A Witness to History.
  • Work Order: Golden Lotus I: The quest should now be obtainable once more for players that have met the necessary prerequisites.

Creatures

  • Scary Sprite now deals 40% less damage and should spawn slightly more frequently.

Pet Battles

  • Bonkers can now be sold to a vendor for 25 gold.
  • Jadefire Spirit's Fade ability now has an 8-round cooldown.
  • Pierre is no longer bind-on-pickup and players can have up to 3 of them.
  • Rascal-Bot is no longer bind-on-pickup and players can have up to 3 them. The Phaser ability now has a duration of 1-round.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • The Fallen Protectors
      • Sun Tenderheart's Shadow Word: Bane no longer has a slight delay before applying its damage.
    • Norushen
      • Fixed an issue where Amalgam of Corruption's Unleashed Anger was not always hitting the tank.
      • Fixed an issue where Amalgam of Corruption's Blind Hatred may hit players who were not in the beam.
    • Galakras
      • Galakras should no longer be able to be damaged or debuffed before landing in Phase 2.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Changes on Raid Finder difficulty:
        • Wavebinger Kardris' Falling Ash now deals 200,000 Fire damage (down from 999,999).
        • Foul Slimes' Foulness aura now deals 30,000 Nature damage (down from 50,000).
      • Fixed an issue where placement of Earthbreaker Haromm's Ashen Wall was not always perpendicular to the direction he's facing.
    • General Nazgrim
      • Changes on Raid Finder difficulty:
        • General Nazgrim's health has been reduced by 10%.
        • General Nazgrim's Ravager now hits for 200,000 damage.
        • General Nazgrim now gains 1 Rage when struck in Defensive Stance (down from 2 Rage).
        • General Nazgrim now gains 2 Rage for each target struck by Heroic Shockwave's Aftershocks (down from 3 Rage).
        • General Nazgrim now gains 2 Rage from Kor'kron Banner (down from 3 Rage).
        • Kor'kron Warshaman's Earth Shield now heals for 2% of maximum health (down from 5%).
        • Kor'kron Warshaman's Empowered Chain Heal now heals for 4% of maximum health (down from 10%).
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Players are now immune to Superheated while being pulled off the conveyer belt.
      • Shockwave Missile no longer hits players that are exiting a transport pipe.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust should now always jump back down from the platform after using Hurl Amber.
      • Kaz'tik the Manipulator's Hungry Kunchongs should no longer be able to gain Thick Shell while using Devour on a Mesmerized player.
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper should no longer Fire a beam at the target if he gets encased in Amber while casting Aim.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should no longer be using Desecrate against players that are on a balcony.
      • Farseer Wolf Riders should no longer continuously attempt to cast Ancestral Chain Heal if they're hit by an Iron Star before entering combat.
      • Kor'kron Iron Stars now properly deal damage to Kor’kron Warbringers and Farseer Wolf Riders on 25-player Heroic difficulty, and can no longer unintentionally kill players that were not struck directly.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Players that leave a Rated Battleground prematurely will be unable to queue for a new one until the previous Rated Battleground match has completed. Please see this forum thread for more information on the change.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Buffs and debuffs should now be properly applied or removed while players are in a noodle cart.

Items

  • Rain Stone, Blizzard Stone, Ashen Stone, and Sunset Stone are no longer able to be used while in a raid instance.
  • Book of Ages should no longer remove food buffs on the character when used.

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

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.
      • There have been a number of changes 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'Sharrj 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 Quartermasters 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

  • 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.