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Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

Hotfixes



January 7, 2019

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Heart of Azeroth
      • Fixed an issue where multiple Hunters could not stack Latent Poison onto the same target.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Dire Beast will no longer incorrectly summon two beasts at a time in certain zones.
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue where multiple Survival Hunters could not have Internal Bleeding from Wildfire Infusion on the same target at the same time.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Using Sundering will now correctly remove Ghost Wolf.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • Adderis no longer changes facing while casting Cyclone Strike.
  • Tol Dagor
    • Overseer Korgus’s Heavy Cannons’ Massive Blast damage now properly increases with increased dungeon difficulty. Base damage decreased by 25%.
  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • The Gates of Hell Wing no longer requires a minimum number of players on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Uldir
    • G'Huun
      • Malignant Growth can no longer be spell reflected.
      • G'huun's health reduced by 5% on all difficulties.

Items

  • Mistletoe now requires the Feast of Winter Veil and is cleared from players’ bags after the holiday ends.
    • Developers’ note: We like fun holiday buffs adding flavor to the game and we don’t want to prevent them from being used in raids and dungeons. We also don’t like unusable items taking up inventory space the rest of the year. We expect to make future holiday buff items follow the same pattern.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to drop the Temple of Kotmogu orbs by using specific mounts.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Call to Arms to not count battleground victories at level 120.
  • Secret Supply Chests are now lootable once per factional assault.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Nourish (PvP Talent) and Mark of the Wild (PvP Talent) are now properly affected by Astral Influence.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Fixed an issue that caused Mind Bomb to ignore diminishing returns.
  • Shaman
    • Counterstrike Totem (PvP Talent) will no longer aggro nearby critters when cast.

Professions

  • The acheivements Working as a Team and Working Better as a Team should now properly display which professions have met the criteria of the achievement.
  • Mass prospecting recipes should now be available on the Jewelcrafting trainers for Battle for Azeroth ores.

Toys

  • Bewitching Tea Set now has a 15-minute cooldown.
  • Rhan’ka’s Escape Plan is no longer usable in Mythic keystone dungeons, raids, or rated PvP areas.

World Quests

  • Fixed a bug that caused Doomrider Helgrim to sometimes not respawn appropriately.

Hotfixes


December 20, 2018

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue preventing Death and Decay from functioning properly when cast in the same area by multiple Death Knights.

Player versus Player

  • (Requires restarts) Adjusted matchmaking to help alleviate high queue times at high ratings.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Melee damage dealt by Abominations summoned by Raise Abomination reduced by 25%.
      • Attack speed of Abominations summoned by Raise Abomination reduced by 25%.
      • Necrotic Strike now absorbs 7% of the target’s maximum health in healing (was 8%).
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Starsurge damage reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Arcanic Pulsar (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 60% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was previously reduced by 50%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Lightning Lasso now lasts 5 seconds (was 6) and deals 40% of the target’s maximum health in damage (was 48%).
      • Lava Shock (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 60% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was previously reduced by 50%).
      • Stormkeeper now increases Lightning Bolt damage by 125% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 150%).

World Quests

  • Alliance players should now be able to reliably hide in Conveniently Empty Baskets during Assaults in Vol'dun.

Hotfixes


December 19, 2018

Classes

  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Casting Renewing Mist on a target in combat will now also immediately place the Monk in combat.
  • Paladin
    • Relentless Inquisitor (Azerite Trait) now benefits from free casts caused by Divine Purpose or Empyrean Power (Azerite Trait).
    • Retribution
      • Crusade now benefits from free Divine Storm casts caused by Empyrean Power (Azerite Trait)
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Guardian Spirit should no longer activate from damage that cannot kill the target (such as a Brewmaster’s Stagger).

Dungeons

  • The reputation and questing requirements to enter the Siege of Boralus and Kings’ Rest dungeons have been removed.
  • The Battle for Azeroth Dungeons weekly event should now display the proper rewards.
  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • The visuals for Galvazzt’s Galvanize beam should now be more responsive.

Player versus Player

  • The PvP quest “Against Overwhelming Odds” can no longer be completed while in a raid.
    • Developers’ Note: The intent of this quest is to incite aggression amongst players on the under represented faction throughout war mode. Allowing it to be completed in a raid focused too much of that aggression in one place in one large group. This change spreads the fight out into more parts of the world.
  • The weekly PvP Call to Arms quests can no longer be completed while in a raid, and do not count kills on players below level 120 or with the Honorless Target debuff active.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented players from earning the non-seasonal Challenger, Duelist, Rival, and Gladiator titles from Battle for Azeroth: Season 1 rank achievements.
  • Isle of Conquest
    • Siege Vehicles and Bombs no longer deal damage to enemy commanders.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Fixed an issue that caused Last Surprise (Azerite Trait) to deal less damage than intended when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Druid
    • Fixed a bug that caused Lively Spirit (Azerite Trait) to grant less Intellect than intended when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Restoration
      • Fixed an issue that caused Early Spring to consume additional mana when casting Wild Growth.
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue that caused Latent Poison (Azerite Trait) to deal less damage than intended when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Time Anomaly will now correctly grant Arcane Charges when it activates.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Alpha Tiger (PvP Talent) now properly affects Fist of Fury’s duration.

Achievements

  • Winter Veil
    • Alliance players can now properly target High Overlord Saurfang for the “BB King” Achievement.
    • Crashin' Thrashin' Flyers can once again damage each other. Ride into the Danger Zone!

Professions

  • Inscription
    • Fixed an issue causing some Holy Paladins to see the Glyph of Winged Vengeance visual regardless of whether the glyph was active or not.

World Quests

  • Darkshore
    • Several World Quests in Darkshore have had their respawn rates adjusted.

Quests

  • Players who have completed the Tyrande's Ascension storyline on at least one character can now see the Portal to Darkshore on other level 120 characters.
  • Using Sky Shards to remove Alani the Stormborn’s Nimbus Shroud will now immediately tap Alani.

Pet Battles

  • Smoochums is once again using the correct cat model.

Hotfixes


December 17, 2018

Classes

  • Note: These changes will be applied with weekly restarts in each region.
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 7%
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Damage of all abilities increased by 3%

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • (Fury Warrior) Reverted an unintended reduction to the damage of Reckless Flurry.

Dungeons

  • Siege of Boralus
    • Viq’Goth
      • Call of the Deep should no longer damage players who are currently mounted in the cannon.


Player versus Player

  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Fixed a bug that caused Way of the Crane to heal for more than intended on a critical strike.

Quests

  • The Alliance War Campaign quest “The Big Boom” can now be completed while the world quest “Zem’lan Rescue” is active.

Hotfixes


December 14, 2018

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Double Tap will no longer be immediately consumed for no benefit if it is activated while channeling Rapid Fire.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Grievous should no longer stack to 2 on the first periodic.
  • Increasing damage of Bursting to 7% per tick (was 5%).
  • Atal’Dazar
    • Removed Infested from several stationary enemies in the instance.
  • Kings’ Rest
    • Adjusted spawns of Teeming in the instance immediately before and after the Golden Serpent.
    • Animated Guardian’s Released Inhibitors only increases Melee haste.
    • Lowered duration of King A’akul’s Hidden Blade to 4 seconds (was 8 seconds.
    • Lowered Embalming Fluid DoT duration to 6 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Lowered Golden Serpent’s Animated Gold health by 75%.
    • Lowered Guard Captain Atu’s Axe Barrage to 6 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Queen Patlaa’s Dark Shot changed. It now takes 1.5 seconds to land.
    • Reduced Spectral Berserker Severing Blade damage by 25%.
    • Seneschal M’bara is now level 120 and is susceptible to crowd control.
    • Spectral Berserker is now level 120 and is susceptible to crowd control.
  • Motherlode
    • Adjusted spawns of Teeming in the instance.
    • Reduced Venture Co. Mastermind Leech Globule healing by 50%
    • Increased Feckless Assistant Transfiguration Serum recast to 20 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Reduced Weapon Testers Echo Blade damage by 50%.
    • Reduced damage of Venture Co. Earthshaper’s Rock Lance by 25%.
    • Reduced Recast of Earthshaper’s Earth Shield to 20 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Wanton Sapper casts Final Blast at 10% health (was at 20%).
  • Sethrallis
    • Increased recast of Healing Wave cast by Charged Dust Devil to 16 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Reduced duration of Sandswept Marksman Neurotoxin to 4 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Faithless Tender’s Greater Heal is now single target.
    • Reduced melee damage of Faithless Conscript by 70%.
    • Increased respawn of Faithless Conscripts to 50 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Shrine of the Storm
    • Lowered damage of Temple Attendant’s Wash Away by 25%.
    • Wash Away no longer hits pets and guardians.
    • Runecarver Sorn’s Carve Flesh initial damage reduced by 75%, but is now increased by 70% per tick.
    • Increased recast on Drowned Depthbringer’s Rip Mind to 16 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Removed Infested from the Living Current before Aqu’sirr.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Reduced damage of Blacktar Bomber’s Burning Tar initial damage by 50% and Fire Bomb by 25%.
    • Adjusted spawns of Teeming and Infested in the instance.
    • Increased cast time of Ashvane Commander’s Bolstering Shout to 5 seconds (was 3 seconds).
    • Reduced Hadal Darkfathom’s Break Water unavoidable damage by 25%.
    • Reduced range on Bilge Rat Demolisher Terrifying Roar to 10 yards (was 30 yards), and added a precast visual.
  • Tol Dagor
    • The Sand Queen’s Buzzing Drone no longer melees, but casts Itchy Bite much more frequently.
    • Ashvane Marine’s Suppression Fire initial damage removed, but periodic damage immediately deals damage.
    • Overseer Korgus Incendariy Rounds no longer stacks.
    • Heavy Cannon’s Cannon Blast damage should now scale with the Keystone Level of the dungeon.
  • The Underrot
    • Increased recast on Devout Blood Priest abilities.
    • Reduced Fanatical Headhunter Barbed Spear duration to 4 seconds (was 8 seconds).
    • Reduced duration of Warcry to 8 seconds (was 30 seconds).
    • Elder Leaxa will now only spawn one Blood Mirror clone.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Deathtouched Slaver is now susceptible to Stun.
    • Maddened Survivalist Freezing Trap is now Magic.
  • Uldir
    • Fixed a bug with the way Fetid Devourer uses his walk. No time to talk.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue in Jorundall that could cause the Southsea Pirate invasion to spawn a pirate ship in Fatigue waters.

Items

  • Players are now able to purchase Elixir of Tongues from Fizzi Liverzapper. Using and applying the potion will allow players to be able to understand the opposite faction.
  • Captain's Signet of Command is now item level 395 (was 380) to match its Horde counterpart.
  • Scouting Maps should again show up on the Honorbound and 7th Legion vendors and display the Pathfinder requirement to buy it if you do not have that achievement yet.
  • Fixed an issue where Cloak of the Restless Tribes was not scaling properly after exiting a Timewalking dungeon.

Player versus Player

  • Monk
    • Wind Waker will put a spell visual on the Monk when an ally triggers it.
  • Paladin
    • Ultimate Retribution will now cancel when Divine Shield or Blessing of Protection is applied.

World Quests

  • It is now raining additional mana for the Nazmir Assault World Quests "It's Raining Mana" and "Untapped Potential".


Hotfixes


December 13, 2018

Classes

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Ursol's Vortex is learned at level 28 (was 63).
  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue causing Mongoose Fury to incorrectly apply new stacks before the damage from Mongoose Bite was dealt, instead of after.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • (Elemental Shaman) Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Echo of the Elementals to summon two Ember Elementals after Fire Elemental expired.

Player versus Player

  • Alterac Valley
    • Fixed a bug that caused players to be unable to spawn at Stonehearth Graveyard after dying.
  • Death Knight
    • Frostwhelp's Indignation (Azerite trait) now correctly damages players in addition to granting mastery.
    • Raise Abomination will now correctly attack neutral creatures if the player is in combat with them.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Trinity from providing additional critical strike chance to Smite, Penance, and Shadowfiend.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Trinity to stop applying Atonement to targets after 3 are active.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Fixed a bug that caused Gateway Mastery to reduce the duration of the Demonic Gateway debuff by more than 15 seconds.

Quests

  • (With server restarts in each region) Fixed a bug that caused repeatable quests, such as Pet Battle dailies or Blingtron, to reset incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players could not turn in "An End to the Killing" to King Anduin Wrynn in Stormwind if they were also on the quest "On Whispered Winds".
  • All NPCs related to “The Right Mech for the Job” should now be visible, even when a Faction Assault is active.
  • Fixed an issue where certain players could see multiple copies of Anduin, Velen, and Genn in the Stormwind War Room.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue where Horde players could not complete the quest "Cease all Summoning" while the Nazmir Assault is active.
  • Fixed a bug where players were sometimes not granted quest credit during “Desert Crawl”.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Blight Barrels from behaving properly on “Barreling Through”.
  • Baron Cloudsnipe will no longer chase players in Pozzik's Experimental Bomber to the ends of the earth on “Romp in the Swamp”. He's still a crack shot, though.

Hotfixes


December 12, 2018

Classes

  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Good Karma no longer incorrectly increases Touch of Karma's absorption.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • Vectis
      • Fixed a bug causing Vectis to cast an extra Contagion prior to casting Liquefy.

Items

  • Scouting maps that teach flight paths to your alts have returned to the Honorbound and 7th Legion vendors.
  • Island Flotsam will now correctly change to Dented Coins when a Horde character changes to Alliance.
  • Dented Coins will now correctly change to Island Flotsam when an Alliance character swaps to Horde.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed a bug that caused damage effects such as Laser Matrix and Ricocheting Inflatable Pyrosaw to target enemies that were crowd-controlled.
    • Good Karma no longer incorrectly increases Touch of Karma's absorption.
    • Healing from Glimmer of Light is now correctly modified by Mastery: Lightbringer.
    • Echoing Blades’ Fan of Knives explosion now always critically hits. Its base damage has been reduced by 75%.
      • Developers’ note: This change allows the trait to scale with the talent Master Assassin in a more reasonable way. The total reduction of the Echo comes out to around 50%, with some variance depending on your Critical Strike chance.

Missions

  • Fixed a bug that caused Treasure Map missions to expire in 8 hours. They now expire in 72 hours.
    • Developers’ note: This won’t affect missions that are currently in a player’s mission list, only newly-created missions.

Professions

  • Reverted yesterday's change to require Profession skill for using high iLvl crafted items.
  • A number of recipes have been adjusted so that the expulsom required by the recipe matches the amount of explusom returned when you scrapped the crafted item.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed a bug that caused players who have earned seasonal Gladiator achievements in Legion: Season 5 and Battle for Azeroth: Season 1 to not earn the Gladiator achievement.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Zombie summoned by Reanimation (PvP Talent) to have more health than 5.
      • Fixed a bug that caused Necrotic Strike's initial damage to not be increased by Mastery: Dreadblade.
      • Fixed a bug that could cause Necrotic Strike to apply too large of a healing absorb against non-player targets.
      • Fixed a bug that caused the heal generated by Life and Death (PvP Talent) to be a critical heal.
      • Fixed a bug that caused the heal of Life and Death to be larger than 10% of a heal cast on a target with your Festering Wound.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Cleanse the Weak will no longer incorrectly cause Cleanse to go on cooldown when it removes effects from friendly targets.
    • Retribution
      • Templar's Verdict and Divine Storm no longer deal reduced damage to enemy players.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Resolved an issue that caused Power Word: Shield's value to be lower than intended when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Power Word: Shield absorbs an additional 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
        • Developers’ note: Shadow Priests’ Power Word: Shield was unaffected by the above and is unchanged.
    • Shadow
      • Fixed a bug that caused Greater Fade to be removed by Shadowy Apparitions.
  • Rogue
    • Fixed a bug that caused Vanish to end before the normal duration when taking damage and harmful effects.
    • Assassination, Subtlety
      • Fixed a bug that caused Subterfuge to not be applied when attacking during Vanish.

World Quests

  • Captured Zandalari no longer knockback NPCs during “Azerite Mining”.
  • Fixed an issue where Fozruk can sometimes fail to grant you World Quest credit.
  • Fixed a bug that could remove a player from their manasaber mount on “Ley Race”.

Hotfixes


December 11, 2018

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Fixed a bug with Spirit Mend that caused it to heal for less than intended.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • Zul, Reborn
      • Zul's health has been reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Developers’ note: Tides of Vengeance removed the Subtlety Rogue passive Shuriken Combo, which was a core part of many guilds’ strategy on this fight. We’re reducing Zul’s health to avoid the update increasing the difficulty of the fight for guilds that were relying on Shuriken Combo.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Synaptic Spark Capacitor damage decreased 32%.

Professions

  • Fixed a bug that allowed some Battle For Azeroth crafted gear to be worn by player characters who no longer had the crafting skill to create it.
  • Cooking
    • Battle for Azeroth flasks and feasts now increase the primary stat for tanks (was Stamina).
    • Cooks can now learn and serve new Stamina foods.

Player versus Player

  • Rogue
    • Snake Eyes (Azerite Trait) is reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Shaman
    • Pack Spirit (Azerite Trait) is reduced by 80% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was a 50% reduction).
  • The following Azerite Traits are reduced to 50% effectiveness when engaged in combat with enemy players:
    • Death Knight - Magus of the Dead
    • Demon Hunter - Revel in Pain
    • Druid - Masterful Instincts, Arcanic Pulsar, Lively Spirit
    • Hunter - Dire Consequences, Surging Shots
    • Mage - Arcane Pummeling, Flash Freeze, Blaster Master, WildFire
    • Monk - Glory of the Dawn
    • Paladin - Avenger's Might, Light's Decree, Righteous Conviction
    • Priest - Whispers of the Damned
    • Rogue - Nothing Personal
    • Shaman - Lava Shock
    • Warlock - Dreadful Calling, Baleful Invocation
    • Warrior - Intimidating Presence, Crushing Assault, Bastion of Might

Quests

  • Fixed a bug where enemies required for “Black Moon Rising” weren’t providing quest credit when killed.