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5.4.2 Hotfixes: February 10

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.

5.4.2 hotfixes have been listed by the date they've been implemented or as a compiled list by category.
 

5.4 Patch Information

By Date
By Category
5.4.2 Patch Notes

February 10

Quests

  • The Battle for Gilneas City: Reduced Sylvanas and Gorerot's hitpoints. Rapier of the Gilnean Patriots no longer heals enemies.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse: Significantly reduced the damage of Blackfuse Sellsword's Envenomed Shadowstep on all difficulty modes.
       

February 5

Creatures

  • Huolon's spawn point has been moved to the ground.
  • [Requires a realm restart.] Ordos can no longer get stuck channeling Eternal Agony indefinitely.

Timeless Isle

  • Players under the effects of the Censer of Eternal Agony no longer gain Bloody Coins for defeating players in their party or raid.
     

February 4

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Galakras
      • Resolved an issue where players that perform a soft-reset on the raid instance after defeating Galakras would incorrectly zone into the raid at Norushen.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Resolved an issue where Earthbreaker Haromm and Wavebinder Kardris could potentially path underneath the world.
  • Icecrown Citadel: Fixed an issue where defeating The Lich King too quickly could prevent players from receiving loot.
     

January 29

Creatures

  • Resolved an issue that could cause Ordos to be stuck in evade. For targets that Ordos cannot reach, he will now summon them to him.
Quests
  • Family Tree: Resolved an issue where Pandaren characters were unable to see their ancestors after lighting the Incense Bundle.
     

January 28

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Immerseus
      • Immerseus' Swelling Corruption ability should no longer be incorrectly triggering from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows on Heroic difficulty.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim should no longer incorrectly be gaining Rage while in Defensive Stance from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows.
    • Malkorok
      • Living Corruption's Languish effect should no longer be incorrectly reapplied to players that were under the effect of a Mage's Alter Time spell on Heroic difficulty.

Items

  • Figurine - Khorium Boar should no longer incorrectly summon more than one Khorium Boar.
     

January 23

Lunar Festival
  • Elune's Blessing no longer increases Stamina and no longer stacks with similar player-cast buffs.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Removed Lunar Festival decorations from the Valley of Strength. Garrosh has decided that his Horde has no need for such things.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim's Kor'kron Banner now has less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • General Nazgrim's Ravager no longer generates Rage when it strikes a player and deals 50% less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now heals for 1% (down from 2%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warshaman's Empowered Chain Heal now heals for 1% (down from 4%) on Raid Finder difficulty.

Items

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Anglers Fishing Raft and Bipsi's Bobbing Berg can no longer be used at the same time. Bipsi's Bobbing Berg should now also allow players to increase their speed just like an Anglers Fishing Raft.
     

January 21

Classes
  • Resolved an issue for the following abilities that resulted in damage being calculated incorrectly when used against targets with a greater than 75% reduction to damage from armor.
    • Guardian Druids with greater than 75% damage reduction from Armor were getting less than the intended amount of Vengeance. Now they will gain the correct amount.
    • Beast Cleave (Beast Mastery Hunter)
    • Storm, Earth, and Fire (Windwalker Monk)
    • Blade Flurry (Combat Rogue)
    • Sweeping Strikes (Arms Warrior)
    • Warrior Tier-16 2 piece set bonus
  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Soul of the Forest (Restoration) should no longer incorrectly grant a haste effect from failed attempts to cast Swiftmend on targets that are under a Cenarion Ward's healing effect.

Quests

  • The Trident of Naz'jan: Resolved an issue that caused Ragnar Drakkarlund to not respawn correctly in certain situations.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • For an in-depth explanation of recent changes please see the forum thread from Watcher, Lead Encounter Designer titled: Upcoming Siege of Orgrimmar Changes.
    • Galakras
      • Reduced health on various ranking officials (High Enforcer Thranok and Korgra the Snake) and foot soldiers (Dragonmaw Bonecrusher, Dragonmaw Flagbearer, and Dragonmaw Tidal Shaman) by about 15% on Flexible and 10-player Normal difficulties.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Defeaning Screech now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Shock Blast now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Automated Shredders' health has been reduced by 10%, and its Overload ability now deals 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Crawler Mines now have 20% less health on 10-player Heroic difficulty.
      • Disassembled Crawler Mines, Deactivated Electromagnets, Deactivated Laser Turrets, and Deactivated Missle Turrets now have 20% less health on Heroic difficulty.
      • Electromagnet's Magnetic Crush ability now deals 15% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Laser Turret's Superheated damage-over-time effect now deals 25% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper's Multi-Shot ability now deals 20% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Iyyokuk the Lucid's Insane Calculation: Fiery Edge now deals roughly 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
         

January 14

Classes
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Snake Trap now uses the same version of Mind-Numbing Poison debuff as Rogues; reducing the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue that could cause tanks to be unable to interact with a fallen Paragon.
         

January 10

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Necrotic Strike now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Hunter
    • Hunter Pets
      • Core Hound: Lava Breath now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Fox: Tailspin now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Goat: Trample now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Sporebat: Spore Cloud now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Slow now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Rogue
    • General
      • Mind-numbing Poison now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Curse of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Demonology
      • Aura of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).

Quests

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Winterfin Commerce: Resolved an issue that could cause players to be unable to collect Winterfin Clams.
     

January 8

Classes
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Astral Communion is now immune to interrupts. The ability still cannot be cast while Silenced, this will be corrected in a future patch.
      • Moonkin Form now increases the Druid's armor by 100% (up from 60%).
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Shadowform now increases the Priest's armor by 100% (up from 60%).

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Dragon Soul
    • Resolved a situation where the Claw of Go'rath was causing players to fall underneath the world.
       

January 6

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • Icy Talons now increases melee attack speed by 45% (up from 30%).
    • Unholy
      • Unholy Might now increases Strength by 35% (up from 25%).
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
    • Talents
      • Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Elemental Focus now increases spell damage done by 20% (up from 15%).
         

January 3

Creatures
  • Trade Prince Donais now has stats befitting of his position in the Bilgewater Cartel.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Kor'Kron Barracks/Underhold Nexus
      • Kor'kron Iron Sentinel, Kor'kron Shredder, and Kor'kron Skullsplitter now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
         

December 20

Items
  • Rotten Helper Box’s drop rate has increased slightly.
     

December 19

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust's Hurl Amber ability will now form a pool of Caustic Amber at the target's feet 3 seconds after targeting them. The timing was less predictable previously and varied based on the targeted player's distance from Ka'roz.
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Effects transforming a player's appearance should no longer prevent them from being able to interact with a defeated Paragon.
         

December 17

Classes

  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Resolved an issue that caused Power Word: Barrier's damage reduction effect to not apply properly to players under various conditions.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Melee damage from the Paragons should now be more consistent and less likely to spike.
      • Ka'roz the Locust's Hurl Amber ability should no longer target players that have mutated into an Amber Scorpion.
      • Resolved an issue where Xaril the Poisoned Mind was not using Toxic Injection on the raid as soon as he joins the fight.
  • Terrace of Endless Spring
    • Terrace of Endless Spring now only has an item level requirement of 470 to be eligible to queue on Raid Finder difficulty. The additional requirement for a character to have completed Heart of Fear first had been removed.
       

December 16

Classes

  • Priest
    • Talents
      • Resolved an issue where From Darkness Comes Light was not activating correctly from Smite.

Creatures

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue that caused Dragonmaw and Wildhammer NPCs in Twilight Highlands to be non-attackable.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • To help smooth difficulty scaling as players are added or removed from a Flexible raid, several raid boss abilities that target additional players as the size of a Flexible raid increases will use weighted randomization rather than strict breakpoints. For more information on the change, check out this thread on the Dungeons, Raids and Scenarios forum.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Cross-Realm raid browser (located in the Social Pane under Other Raids on the Raid tab) now has a minimum item level requirement for players attempting to list for Siege of Orgrimmar on Flexible raid difficulty.
      • Vale of Eternal Sorrows requires a minimum item level of 510.
      • Gates of Retribution requires a minimum item level of 517.
      • The Underhold requires a minimum item level of 524.
      • Downfall requires a minimum item level of 531.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Legendary Metagem effects (Capacitive Primal Diamond, Courageous Primal Diamond, Indomitable Primal Diamond, and Sinister Primal Diamond) should no longer have a chance to activate while in an Arena, Battleground, or Rated Battleground.

Timeless Isle

  • Resolved an issue where rocks from a cave-in blocking the entrance to the Mysterious Den did not have proper collision detection.
     

December 11

Classes

  • Hunter
    • General
      • Deterrence modified by the talent Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera should now correctly provide immunity to physical interrupt effects.
      • Revive Pet now has a casting time of 2 seconds (down from 4 seconds).
    • Talents
      • Resolved an issue where Battle Pets were incorrectly receiving the Spirit Bond talent.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper will no longer hit players with Fire if the channel effect of Aim is broken.
      • Korven the Prime will now always apply Vicious Assault's bleed effect to the target of his Shield Bash, and will pull the tank towards them during Vicious Assault if they're over 12 yards away.
      • Skeer the Bloodseeker will now only pull the tank towards them if they're over 13 yards away (up from 12 yards away).
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Resolved an issue where a cone of light would not target another player if the targeted Holy Priest dies with Spirit of Redemption.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • Arena matches should correctly have a maximum duration of 20 minutes again.
    • Hunter aspects and Trap Launcher effect should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Mage armor buffs should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Paladin seals should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Priest's Inner Fire, and Inner Will should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.

February 10

Quests

  • The Battle for Gilneas City: Reduced Sylvanas and Gorerot's hitpoints. Rapier of the Gilnean Patriots no longer heals enemies.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse: Significantly reduced the damage of Blackfuse Sellsword's Envenomed Shadowstep on all difficulty modes.
       

February 5

Creatures

  • Huolon's spawn point has been moved to the ground.
  • [Requires a realm restart.] Ordos can no longer get stuck channeling Eternal Agony indefinitely.

Timeless Isle

  • Players under the effects of the Censer of Eternal Agony no longer gain Bloody Coins for defeating players in their party or raid.
     

February 4

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Galakras
      • Resolved an issue where players that perform a soft-reset on the raid instance after defeating Galakras would incorrectly zone into the raid at Norushen.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Resolved an issue where Earthbreaker Haromm and Wavebinder Kardris could potentially path underneath the world.
  • Icecrown Citadel: Fixed an issue where defeating The Lich King too quickly could prevent players from receiving loot.
     

January 29

Creatures

  • Resolved an issue that could cause Ordos to be stuck in evade. For targets that Ordos cannot reach, he will now summon them to him.
Quests
  • Family Tree: Resolved an issue where Pandaren characters were unable to see their ancestors after lighting the Incense Bundle.
     

January 28

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Immerseus
      • Immerseus' Swelling Corruption ability should no longer be incorrectly triggering from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows on Heroic difficulty.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim should no longer incorrectly be gaining Rage while in Defensive Stance from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows.
    • Malkorok
      • Living Corruption's Languish effect should no longer be incorrectly reapplied to players that were under the effect of a Mage's Alter Time spell on Heroic difficulty.

Items

  • Figurine - Khorium Boar should no longer incorrectly summon more than one Khorium Boar.
     

January 23

Lunar Festival
  • Elune's Blessing no longer increases Stamina and no longer stacks with similar player-cast buffs.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Removed Lunar Festival decorations from the Valley of Strength. Garrosh has decided that his Horde has no need for such things.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim's Kor'kron Banner now has less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • General Nazgrim's Ravager no longer generates Rage when it strikes a player and deals 50% less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now heals for 1% (down from 2%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warshaman's Empowered Chain Heal now heals for 1% (down from 4%) on Raid Finder difficulty.

Items

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Anglers Fishing Raft and Bipsi's Bobbing Berg can no longer be used at the same time. Bipsi's Bobbing Berg should now also allow players to increase their speed just like an Anglers Fishing Raft.
     

January 21

Classes
  • Resolved an issue for the following abilities that resulted in damage being calculated incorrectly when used against targets with a greater than 75% reduction to damage from armor.
    • Guardian Druids with greater than 75% damage reduction from Armor were getting less than the intended amount of Vengeance. Now they will gain the correct amount.
    • Beast Cleave (Beast Mastery Hunter)
    • Storm, Earth, and Fire (Windwalker Monk)
    • Blade Flurry (Combat Rogue)
    • Sweeping Strikes (Arms Warrior)
    • Warrior Tier-16 2 piece set bonus
  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Soul of the Forest (Restoration) should no longer incorrectly grant a haste effect from failed attempts to cast Swiftmend on targets that are under a Cenarion Ward's healing effect.

Quests

  • The Trident of Naz'jan: Resolved an issue that caused Ragnar Drakkarlund to not respawn correctly in certain situations.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • For an in-depth explanation of recent changes please see the forum thread from Watcher, Lead Encounter Designer titled: Upcoming Siege of Orgrimmar Changes.
    • Galakras
      • Reduced health on various ranking officials (High Enforcer Thranok and Korgra the Snake) and foot soldiers (Dragonmaw Bonecrusher, Dragonmaw Flagbearer, and Dragonmaw Tidal Shaman) by about 15% on Flexible and 10-player Normal difficulties.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Defeaning Screech now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Shock Blast now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Automated Shredders' health has been reduced by 10%, and its Overload ability now deals 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Crawler Mines now have 20% less health on 10-player Heroic difficulty.
      • Disassembled Crawler Mines, Deactivated Electromagnets, Deactivated Laser Turrets, and Deactivated Missle Turrets now have 20% less health on Heroic difficulty.
      • Electromagnet's Magnetic Crush ability now deals 15% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Laser Turret's Superheated damage-over-time effect now deals 25% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper's Multi-Shot ability now deals 20% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Iyyokuk the Lucid's Insane Calculation: Fiery Edge now deals roughly 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
         

January 14

Classes
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Snake Trap now uses the same version of Mind-Numbing Poison debuff as Rogues; reducing the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue that could cause tanks to be unable to interact with a fallen Paragon.
         

January 10

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Necrotic Strike now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Hunter
    • Hunter Pets
      • Core Hound: Lava Breath now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Fox: Tailspin now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Goat: Trample now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Sporebat: Spore Cloud now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Slow now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Rogue
    • General
      • Mind-numbing Poison now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Curse of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Demonology
      • Aura of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).

Quests

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Winterfin Commerce: Resolved an issue that could cause players to be unable to collect Winterfin Clams.
     

January 8

Classes
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Astral Communion is now immune to interrupts. The ability still cannot be cast while Silenced, this will be corrected in a future patch.
      • Moonkin Form now increases the Druid's armor by 100% (up from 60%).
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Shadowform now increases the Priest's armor by 100% (up from 60%).

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Dragon Soul
    • Resolved a situation where the Claw of Go'rath was causing players to fall underneath the world.
       

January 6

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Frost
      • Icy Talons now increases melee attack speed by 45% (up from 30%).
    • Unholy
      • Unholy Might now increases Strength by 35% (up from 25%).
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
    • Talents
      • Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Elemental Focus now increases spell damage done by 20% (up from 15%).
         

January 3

Creatures
  • Trade Prince Donais now has stats befitting of his position in the Bilgewater Cartel.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Kor'Kron Barracks/Underhold Nexus
      • Kor'kron Iron Sentinel, Kor'kron Shredder, and Kor'kron Skullsplitter now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
         

December 20

Items
  • Rotten Helper Box’s drop rate has increased slightly.
     

December 19

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust's Hurl Amber ability will now form a pool of Caustic Amber at the target's feet 3 seconds after targeting them. The timing was less predictable previously and varied based on the targeted player's distance from Ka'roz.
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Effects transforming a player's appearance should no longer prevent them from being able to interact with a defeated Paragon.
         

December 17

Classes

  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Resolved an issue that caused Power Word: Barrier's damage reduction effect to not apply properly to players under various conditions.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Melee damage from the Paragons should now be more consistent and less likely to spike.
      • Ka'roz the Locust's Hurl Amber ability should no longer target players that have mutated into an Amber Scorpion.
      • Resolved an issue where Xaril the Poisoned Mind was not using Toxic Injection on the raid as soon as he joins the fight.
  • Terrace of Endless Spring
    • Terrace of Endless Spring now only has an item level requirement of 470 to be eligible to queue on Raid Finder difficulty. The additional requirement for a character to have completed Heart of Fear first had been removed.
       

December 16

Classes

  • Priest
    • Talents
      • Resolved an issue where From Darkness Comes Light was not activating correctly from Smite.

Creatures

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Resolved an issue that caused Dragonmaw and Wildhammer NPCs in Twilight Highlands to be non-attackable.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • To help smooth difficulty scaling as players are added or removed from a Flexible raid, several raid boss abilities that target additional players as the size of a Flexible raid increases will use weighted randomization rather than strict breakpoints. For more information on the change, check out this thread on the Dungeons, Raids and Scenarios forum.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Cross-Realm raid browser (located in the Social Pane under Other Raids on the Raid tab) now has a minimum item level requirement for players attempting to list for Siege of Orgrimmar on Flexible raid difficulty.
      • Vale of Eternal Sorrows requires a minimum item level of 510.
      • Gates of Retribution requires a minimum item level of 517.
      • The Underhold requires a minimum item level of 524.
      • Downfall requires a minimum item level of 531.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Legendary Metagem effects (Capacitive Primal Diamond, Courageous Primal Diamond, Indomitable Primal Diamond, and Sinister Primal Diamond) should no longer have a chance to activate while in an Arena, Battleground, or Rated Battleground.

Timeless Isle

  • Resolved an issue where rocks from a cave-in blocking the entrance to the Mysterious Den did not have proper collision detection.
     

December 11

Classes

  • Hunter
    • General
      • Deterrence modified by the talent Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera should now correctly provide immunity to physical interrupt effects.
      • Revive Pet now has a casting time of 2 seconds (down from 4 seconds).
    • Talents
      • Resolved an issue where Battle Pets were incorrectly receiving the Spirit Bond talent.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper will no longer hit players with Fire if the channel effect of Aim is broken.
      • Korven the Prime will now always apply Vicious Assault's bleed effect to the target of his Shield Bash, and will pull the tank towards them during Vicious Assault if they're over 12 yards away.
      • Skeer the Bloodseeker will now only pull the tank towards them if they're over 13 yards away (up from 12 yards away).
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • Resolved an issue where a cone of light would not target another player if the targeted Holy Priest dies with Spirit of Redemption.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • Arena matches should correctly have a maximum duration of 20 minutes again.
    • Hunter aspects and Trap Launcher effect should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Mage armor buffs should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Paladin seals should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Priest's Inner Fire, and Inner Will should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.

Classes

  • Resolved an issue for the following abilities that resulted in damage being calculated incorrectly when used against targets with a greater than 75% reduction to damage from armor.
    • Guardian Druids with greater than 75% damage reduction from Armor were getting less than the intended amount of Vengeance. Now they will gain the correct amount.
    • Beast Cleave (Beast Mastery Hunter)
    • Storm, Earth, and Fire (Windwalker Monk)
    • Blade Flurry (Combat Rogue)
    • Sweeping Strikes (Arms Warrior)
    • Warrior Tier-16 2 piece set bonus
  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Necrotic Strike now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Frost
      • Icy Talons now increases melee attack speed by 45% (up from 30%).
    • Unholy
      • Unholy Might now increases Strength by 35% (up from 25%).
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Astral Communion is now immune to interrupts. The ability still cannot be cast while Silenced, this will be corrected in a future patch.
      • Moonkin Form now increases the Druid's armor by 100% (up from 60%).
    • Talents
      • Soul of the Forest (Restoration) should no longer incorrectly grant a haste effect from failed attempts to cast Swiftmend on targets that are under a Cenarion Ward's healing effect.
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Aspect of the Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
      • Deterrence modified by the talent Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chimera should now correctly provide immunity to physical interrupt effects.
      • Revive Pet now has a casting time of 2 seconds (down from 4 seconds).
      • Snake Trap now uses the same version of Mind-Numbing Poison debuff as Rogues; reducing the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Hunter Pets
      • Core Hound: Lava Breath now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Fox: Tailspin now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Goat: Trample now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
      • Sporebat: Spore Cloud now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Talents
      • Aspect of the Iron Hawk now increases ranged attack power by 35% (up from 25%).
      • Resolved an issue where Battle Pets were incorrectly receiving the Spirit Bond talent.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Slow now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Resolved an issue that caused Power Word: Barrier's damage reduction effect to not apply properly to players under various conditions.
    • Shadow
      • Shadowform now increases the Priest's armor by 100% (up from 60%).
    • Talents
      • Resolved an issue where From Darkness Comes Light was not activating correctly from Smite.
  • Rogue
    • General
      • Mind-numbing Poison now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Elemental Focus now increases spell damage done by 20% (up from 15%).
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Curse of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).
    • Demonology
      • Aura of Enfeeblement now reduces the target's casting speed on player targets by 10% (down from 25%).

Creatures

  • Resolved an issue that caused Dragonmaw and Wildhammer NPCs in Twilight Highlands to be non-attackable.
  • [Requires a realm restart.] Ordos can no longer get stuck channeling Eternal Agony indefinitely.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Ordos to be stuck in evade. For targets that Ordos cannot reach, he will now summon them to him.
  • Huolon's spawn point has been moved to the ground.
  • Trade Prince Donais now has stats befitting of his position in the Bilgewater Cartel.

Quests

  • The Battle for Gilneas City: Reduced Sylvanas and Gorerot's hitpoints. Rapier of the Gilnean Patriots no longer heals enemies.
  • The Trident of Naz'jan: Resolved an issue that caused Ragnar Drakkarlund to not respawn correctly in certain situations.
  • Winterfin Commerce: Resolved an issue that could cause players to be unable to collect Winterfin Clams.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • To help smooth difficulty scaling as players are added or removed from a Flexible raid, several raid boss abilities that target additional players as the size of a Flexible raid increases will use weighted randomization rather than strict breakpoints. For more information on the change, check out this thread on the Dungeons, Raids and Scenarios forum.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • For an in-depth explanation of recent balance changes to Siege of Orgrimmar, please see the forum thread from Watcher, Lead Encounter Designer titled: Upcoming Siege of Orgrimmar Changes.
    • Cross-Realm raid browser (located in the Social Pane under Other Raids on the Raid tab) now has a minimum item level requirement for players attempting to list for Siege of Orgrimmar on Flexible raid difficulty.
      • Vale of Eternal Sorrows requires a minimum item level of 510.
      • Gates of Retribution requires a minimum item level of 517.
      • The Underhold requires a minimum item level of 524.
      • Downfall requires a minimum item level of 531.
    • Immerseus
      • Immerseus' Swelling Corruption ability should no longer be incorrectly triggering from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows on Heroic difficulty.
    • Galakras
      • Reduced health on various ranking officials (High Enforcer Thranok and Korgra the Snake) and foot soldiers (Dragonmaw Bonecrusher, Dragonmaw Flagbearer, and Dragonmaw Tidal Shaman) by about 15% on Flexible and 10-player Normal difficulties.
      • Resolved an issue where players that perform a soft-reset on the raid instance after defeating Galakras would incorrectly zone into the raid at Norushen.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Removed Lunar Festival decorations from the Valley of Strength. Garrosh has decided that his Horde has no need for such things.
      • Resolved an issue where Earthbreaker Haromm and Wavebinder Kardris could potentially path underneath the world.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim should no longer incorrectly be gaining Rage while in Defensive Stance from Balance Druid's Starfall and the Hunter talent, A Murder of Crows.
      • General Nazgrim's Kor'kron Banner now has less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • General Nazgrim's Ravager no longer generates Rage when it strikes a player and deals 50% less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now heals for 1% (down from 2%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warshaman's Empowered Chain Heal now heals for 1% (down from 4%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Malkorok
      • Living Corruption's Languish effect should no longer be incorrectly reapplied to players that were under the effect of a Mage's Alter Time spell on Heroic difficulty.
    • Kor'Kron Barracks/Underhold Nexus
      • Kor'kron Iron Sentinel, Kor'kron Shredder, and Kor'kron Skullsplitter now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Defeaning Screech now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's Shock Blast now deals 10% less damage on Flexible, 10-player Normal, and 10-player Heroic difficulties.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Significantly reduced the damage of Blackfuse Sellsword's Envenomed Shadowstep on all difficulty modes.
      • Automated Shredders' health has been reduced by 10%, and its Overload ability now deals 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Crawler Mines now have 20% less health on 10-player Heroic difficulty.
      • Disassembled Crawler Mines, Deactivated Electromagnets, Deactivated Laser Turrets, and Deactivated Missle Turrets now have 20% less health on Heroic difficulty.
      • Electromagnet's Magnetic Crush ability now deals 15% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Laser Turret's Superheated damage-over-time effect now deals 25% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Resolved an issue that could cause tanks to be unable to interact with a fallen Paragon.
      • Effects transforming a player's appearance should no longer prevent them from being able to interact with a defeated Paragon.
      • Melee damage from the Paragons should now be more consistent and less likely to spike.
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper will no longer hit players with Fire if the channel effect of Aim is broken.
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper's Multi-Shot ability now deals 20% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Iyyokuk the Lucid's Insane Calculation: Fiery Edge now deals roughly 10% less damage on Heroic difficulty.
      • Ka'roz the Locust's Hurl Amber ability will now form a pool of Caustic Amber at the target's feet 3 seconds after targeting them. The timing was less predictable previously and varied based on the targeted player's distance from Ka'roz.
      • Ka'roz the Locust's Hurl Amber ability should no longer target players that have mutated into an Amber Scorpion.
      • Korven the Prime will now always apply Vicious Assault's bleed effect to the target of his Shield Bash, and will pull the tank towards them during Vicious Assault if they're over 12 yards away.
      • Skeer the Bloodseeker will now only pull the tank towards them if they're over 13 yards away (up from 12 yards away).
      • Resolved an issue where Xaril the Poisoned Mind was not using Toxic Injection on the raid as soon as he joins the fight.
  • Throne of Thunder - Durumu the Forgotten: Resolved an issue where a cone of light would not target another player if the targeted Holy Priest dies with Spirit of Redemption.
  • Terrace of Endless Spring: Terrace of Endless Spring now only has an item level requirement of 470 to be eligible to queue on Raid Finder difficulty. The additional requirement for a character to have completed Heart of Fear first had been removed.
  • Dragon Soul: Resolved a situation where the Claw of Go'rath was causing players to fall underneath the world.
  • Icecrown Citadel: Fixed an issue where defeating The Lich King too quickly could prevent players from receiving loot.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Legendary Metagem effects (Capacitive Primal Diamond, Courageous Primal Diamond, Indomitable Primal Diamond, and Sinister Primal Diamond) should no longer have a chance to activate while in an Arena, Battleground, or Rated Battleground.
  • Arenas
    • Arena matches should correctly have a maximum duration of 20 minutes again.
    • Hunter aspects and Trap Launcher effect should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Mage armor buffs should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Paladin seals should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.
    • Priest's Inner Fire, and Inner Will should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match.

Items

  • Anglers Fishing Raft and Bipsi's Bobbing Berg can no longer be used at the same time. Bipsi's Bobbing Berg should now also allow players to increase their speed just like an Anglers Fishing Raft.
  • Figurine - Khorium Boar should no longer incorrectly summon more than one Khorium Boar.
  • Rotten Helper Box’s drop rate has increased slightly.

Lunar Festival

  • Elune's Blessing no longer increases Stamina and no longer stacks with similar player-cast buffs.

Timeless Isle

  • Players under the effects of the Censer of Eternal Agony no longer gain Bloody Coins for defeating players in their party or raid.
  • Resolved an issue where rocks from a cave-in blocking the entrance to the Mysterious Den did not have proper collision detection.

Updated December 9

World of Warcraft Patch 5.4.2

Shop Now Available

  • You can now browse and purchase a bevy of mounts and pets directly from within World of Warcraft through our newly added Shop interface.
  • We’ve made it possible for you to receive your new pal right in your inventory (or via mail if your inventory is full). Just click the Shop icon on the menu bar once you’ve logged in to a character, and you’ll be able to pick out a new friend to add to your collection and start your adventures together right away.

Classes

  • Hunters
    • General
      • Dismiss Pet can no longer be used while in an Arena match.
  • Mage
    • Talents
      • Temporal Shield's healing should now be correctly modified by effects that affect healing (Battle Fatigue, Mortal Strike, Dampening).
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Remove Curse now increases the Mage's damage by 5% for 10 seconds after successfully removing a curse (down from a 15% increase to damage).
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Intervene no longer removes movement-impairing effects on use. The talent Safeguard will continue to remove movement-impairing effects.
      • Improved checks on pathing for Intervene and Safeguard to address situations where Warriors may wind up under the terrain.

Quests

  • Catch and Carry: Druids can no longer attempt to catch Sacks of Grain while in flight form.
  • Noodle Time: Resolved a situation that may cause players to be immediately removed from the scenario.
  • Lost Treasure: Resolved an issue where players may be unable to open Cache of the Legion.
  • The Secret Ingredient Is...: Resolved a situation that may cause players to be immediately removed from the scenario.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Cross-Realm raid browser now has new categories for Mists of Pandaria World Bosses (Celestials and Ordos) and Flexible raid difficulty for Siege of Orgrimmar.
    • The cross-realm raid browser is accessed through the 'Social Pane' (bound to the O key by default) and look for the 'Raid' tab on the bottom right.
    • From there you can set the character as looking to join a raid or browse players that are forming up for a raid.
  • Players are now able to place raid markers in the world even while dead.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Resolved a situation where Quarantine Measures may sometimes fail to destroy all life within the Quarantine Zone.
    • Galakras
      • Resolved a situation that may cause demolition NPCs to stop opening the door to one of the towers.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Resolved an issue where players may fail to gain Hisek the Swarmkeeper's special ability if they were in the middle of casting a spell while interacting with his corpse.

Items

  • Players are now able to mail account-bound items to other characters that reside on a different realm on the same account. To send cross-realm mail: enter the character's name, followed by a hyphen "-", followed by the realm name. Note that cross-realm mail can only send account-bound items, not other items or gold.
  • MiniZeps should now be able to damage each other while in a sanctuary area.

UI

  • The Customer Support button has moved. Customer support can now be reached in-game by selecting Help option through the Game Menu (Game Menu is bound to the Escape key by default).

Achievements

  • You Don't Have an Eternity - Guild Edition no longer has a timed requirement. The guild achievement now only requires that players defeat Malygos while in a guild group.
  • Resolved an issue that caused players to not receive credit towards the Drop It! and Drop It Now! achievements.