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by Published on 2020-10-28 08:45 PM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - October 28, 2020

Shadowlands Beta - Build 36401
A new build is on the way! One noteable change is a buff to Gladiator's Distinction from 20% to 40%. This set bonus is from using two PvP trinkets.

Spell Changes
There were a lot of spell changes in this build! In the interest of keeping the front page usable, we've moved them to a separate post.



New Items
You can see the full list of new items on the WoWDB Beta site.

LevelTypeSlotName
60JunkSticky-Fingered Skeletal Hand
45OtherGrimoire of Knowledge
1OtherStolen Map of Infused Ruby Network
1OtherEnchanted Map of Infused Ruby Network
1Cooking RecipeRecipe: Extra Lemony Herb Filet
1Cooking RecipeRecipe: Extra Fancy Darkmoon Feast
85BackBackLord Chamberlain's Cloak
1Food & DrinkExtra Lemony Herb Filet
1Food & DrinkExtra Fancy Darkmoon Feast
1OtherBuilding: Guardhouse
60OtherChronicle of Lost Memories
50OtherArsenal: Dread Gladiator's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Dread Aspirant's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Sinister Gladiator's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Sinister Aspirant's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Notorious Gladiator's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Notorious Aspirant's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Corrupted Gladiator's Weapons
50OtherArsenal: Corrupted Aspirant's Weapons


Demon Hunter Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello!

In the latest build of the Shadowlands Beta, we’re reworking Unbound Chaos.

The previous entry in this talent location, Fel Mastery, was a straightforward damage increase to Fel Rush. But you needed to use all of your charges of Fel Rush within your damage rotation to take full advantage of the talent. Since that playstyle already exists with Momentum, we want to provide a talent here that injected Fel Rush into your damage rotation less frequently. The inner demon crashing into your enemies shortly after your fel rush completed was an attempt to present that damage in a more visually impactful way, but ultimately it does not feel very responsive.

As a result, we’re changing the design to enhance the damage of Fel Rush directly.

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Covenant Sanctums
Expansion Features
  • Death Foursworn Defeat Thran'tiok in a Trial of Humility Wisdom without damaging her before destroying all phylacteries. 5 points.
  • Personal Nightmare Defeat Azaruux in a Trial of Humility Wisdom as Pelagos, without confronting any memories. 5 points.

Draenor Garrison
Expansion Features
  • Master Draenor Crafter Craft 50 Epic items with an item level of at least 136 from Draenor. Reward: Garrison Monument. 10 points.

Professions
Guild
  • Master Crafter Craft 500 Epic items with an item level of at least 108. Reward: Cloak of Coordination. 10 points.
  • Master Pandaria Crafter Craft 500 Epic items with an item level of at least 116 from Pandaria. Reward: Cloak of Coordination. 10 points.

Shadowlands
Exploration

Torghast
Expansion Features

World
Player vs. Player
  • Covenant Combat Kill 50 Kill 20 Enemy Players who follow each of the following Covenants. 10 points.



String Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • ANIMA_DIVERSION_CLICK_CHANNEL (New) - Click to Channel
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_CONFIRM_HEAL_ALL - Are you sure you wish to exchange %s to heal all damaged Adventurers? Companions?
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_COOLDOWN - Cooldown: %d |4round:rounds;
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_FOLLOWER_ADDED_UPGRADED_TOAST - Upgraded Adventurer Gained Upgraded Companion Gained
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_FOLLOWERS - Adventurers Companions
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_HEAL_ERROR_ALL_ADVENTURERS_FULL - All Adventurers are at full health All Companions are at full health
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_HEAL_ERROR_FULL_HEALTH - Adventurer Companion is at max health
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_NOT_ENOUGH_ADVENTURERS - You do not have enough Adventurers to begin this adventure. Companion to begin this adventure.
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_TUTORIAL_HEALING - You can heal this Adventurer immediately by spending Anima Companion immediately by spending Anima
  • COVENANT_MISSIONS_TUTORIAL_LEVEL_UP - After a Adventurer Companion levels up they regain full health
  • COVENANT_RENOWN_TUTORIAL_PROGRESS (New) - Progress your Covenant Campaign and complete weekly quests for your Covenant to increase Renown
  • COVENANT_RENOWN_TUTORIAL_REWARDS (New) - Displays upcoming rewards earned by increasing Renown with your Covenant
  • COVENANT_SANCTUM_DEPOSIT_ANIMA_CHAT_MESSAGE (New) - %s Anima infused into the Reservoir.
  • COVENANT_SANCTUM_FEATURE_ADVENTURES_NECROLORD - Marshall Marshal our forces as we reclaim Maldraxxus from those who would oppose us. Recruit companions and troops to send them out on a series of adventures across the Shadowlands.
  • COVENANT_SANCTUM_UNIQUE_VENTHYR - Help rebuild Prince Renethal's Renathal's influence through the most venerated of venthyr traditions: throwing amazing parties! Make proper preparations and recruit the right staff to impress each week's VIP guests.
  • EYE_OF_JAILER_TUTORIAL - Your actions in the Maw incur the Eye of the Jailer. Reaching 5 runes Filling the bar will increase your threat level.
  • FIRST_RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_POWER_TUTORIAL (New) - You can view Runecarving powers in the Adventure Guide
  • FOLLOWER_ON_MISSION_CANNOT_HEAL - Adventurer Companion is on a mission
  • JAILERS_TOWER_LAYER_PICKER_SECOND_ROW_LOCKED (New) - This layer hasn't been unlocked yet.
  • JAILERS_TOWER_LAYER_PICKER_THIRD_ROW_LOCKED (New) - This layer hasn't been unlocked yet.
  • LANDING_PAGE_RENOWN_LABEL (New) - Renown
  • OPTIONAL_REAGENT_TUTORIAL_ITEM - Adding Optional Reagents directly affects the stats of the crafted item affects properties of a crafted item, such as increasing item level or adding effects.
  • PROFESSIONS_MODIFIED_CRAFTING_REAGENT_DESCRIPTION (New) - Adds the following property when used in crafting:
  • RENOWN_REWARD_FOLLOWER_NAME_FORMAT - Adventurer Companion: %s
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_CURRENCY_FORMAT - You don't have enough %s to create this item. craft this legendary
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_MODIFIERS - You need at least 2 different reagent types to create this item. two different types of Missives to craft a legendary
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_NO_UPGRADE_ITEM_AVAILABLE - You do not have the reagent to upgrade this item. You don't have a base item that is a higher item level than your legendary
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_NO_BASE_ITEM_AVAILABLE - You do not have an item for the Runecarver. You don't have any base items to Runecarve
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_NO_LEGENDARY_AVAILABLE - You do not have a Legendary item to upgrade. You don't have any legendary items to upgrade
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_NO_POWER - You must have at least one legendary power to create this item. You don't have any Legendary Powers for this item
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_ERROR_UPGRADE_INSUFFICIENT_CURRENCY_FORMAT - You don't have enough %s to upgrade this item.
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_POWER_LABEL (New) - Runecarving Power
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_POWER_LIST_OTHER_SPEC_LABEL (New) - Other Specializations
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_POWER_REQUIRES_SPEC_FORMAT (New) - Requires: %s
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_POWER_SOURCE_FORMAT (New) - Source: %s
  • RUNEFORGE_LEGENDARY_POWER_TOOLTIP_SLOT_HEADER - Runecarve on:%s
  • RUNEFORGE_POWER_FILTER_ALL (New) - All
  • RUNEFORGE_POWER_FILTER_AVAILABLE (New) - Available
  • RUNEFORGE_POWER_FILTER_UNAVAILABLE (New) - Unavailable
  • SOULBIND_NODE_RENOWN_ERROR_FORMAT (New) - Requires Renown %d (Current Renown %d)
  • SOULBIND_SELECT_BEFORE_INSTALL (New) - You must activate this slot first
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_530 - You already know that Conduit. You have already added that Conduit to the Forge of Bonds.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_532 (New) - You cannot add that Conduit to the Forge of Bonds.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_533 (New) - You cannot Soulshape during Lichborne.
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_534 (New) - You can't do that while carrying an Animacone.



Misc Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Artifact Appearances
Warlock (Demonology) - Skull of the Man'ari
  • Burning Remnant #1: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Burning Remnant #1: Skull of Man'ari" to "Burning Remnant #1: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Burning Remnant #2: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Burning Remnant #2: Skull of Man'ari" to "Burning Remnant #2: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Burning Remnant #3: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Burning Remnant #3: Skull of Man'ari" to "Burning Remnant #3: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Burning Remnant #4: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Burning Remnant #4: Skull of Man'ari" to "Burning Remnant #4: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Pride of the Pit Lord #1: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Pride of the Pit Lord #1: Skull of Man'ari" to "Pride of the Pit Lord #1: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Pride of the Pit Lord #2: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Pride of the Pit Lord #2: Skull of Man'ari" to "Pride of the Pit Lord #2: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Pride of the Pit Lord #3: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Pride of the Pit Lord #3: Skull of Man'ari" to "Pride of the Pit Lord #3: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Pride of the Pit Lord #4: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Pride of the Pit Lord #4: Skull of Man'ari" to "Pride of the Pit Lord #4: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Skull of the Man'ari #1: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Skull of the Man'ari #1: Skull of Man'ari" to "Skull of the Man'ari #1: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Skull of the Man'ari #2: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Skull of the Man'ari #2: Skull of Man'ari" to "Skull of the Man'ari #2: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Skull of the Man'ari #3: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Skull of the Man'ari #3: Skull of Man'ari" to "Skull of the Man'ari #3: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Skull of the Man'ari #4: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Skull of the Man'ari #4: Skull of Man'ari" to "Skull of the Man'ari #4: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Soul of the Forgotten #1: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Soul of the Forgotten #1: Skull of Man'ari" to "Soul of the Forgotten #1: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Soul of the Forgotten #2: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Soul of the Forgotten #2: Skull of Man'ari" to "Soul of the Forgotten #2: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Soul of the Forgotten #3: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Soul of the Forgotten #3: Skull of Man'ari" to "Soul of the Forgotten #3: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Soul of the Forgotten #4: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Soul of the Forgotten #4: Skull of Man'ari" to "Soul of the Forgotten #4: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Thal'kiel's Visage #1: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Thal'kiel's Visage #1: Skull of Man'ari" to "Thal'kiel's Visage #1: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Thal'kiel's Visage #2: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Thal'kiel's Visage #2: Skull of Man'ari" to "Thal'kiel's Visage #2: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Thal'kiel's Visage #3: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Thal'kiel's Visage #3: Skull of Man'ari" to "Thal'kiel's Visage #3: Skull of the Man'ari".
  • Thal'kiel's Visage #4: Skull of the Man'ari - Name changed from "Thal'kiel's Visage #4: Skull of Man'ari" to "Thal'kiel's Visage #4: Skull of the Man'ari".

Currency Types
Hidden
  • Court of Night (New) - Grants reputation with the Court of Night.
  • Marasmius (New) - Grants reputation with Marasmius.

Shadowlands
  • Grateful Offering (New) - A gift from the denizens of the Shadowlands, grateful for the return of anima. Acquired from conducting anima to a location and performing activities associated with the inhabitants.
  • Soul Ash - A raw source of power found within Torghast. Used to fuel the Runecarver's Chamber.Max Quantity: 8000.

Item Name Descriptions
  • Chaos Digits - Name changed from "Chaos Theory" to "Chaos Digits". Chaos Theory Chaos Digits
  • Everburn - Name changed from "Burning Wound" to "Everburn". [color=#000000]Burning Wound Everburn
  • Fel Bombardier Cloak - Name changed from "Fel Bombardment" to "Fel Bombardier Cloak". Fel Bombardment Fel Bombardier Cloak
  • Medallion of the Darkness Flame - Name changed from "Spirit of the Darkness Flame" to "Medallion of the Darkness Flame". [color=#000000]Spirit Medallion of the Darkness Flame
  • Path of Ascension (New) - Path of Ascension
  • Permanent Upgrade: The Maw - [color=#20FF20]Permanent Permanent Upgrade: The Maw
  • Permanent Upgrade: Torghast - [color=#20FF20]Permanent Permanent Upgrade: Torghast
  • Scorched Soul Shackles - Name changed from "Fiery Soul" to "Scorched Soul Shackles". Fiery Soul Scorched Soul Shackles
  • Spiraling Fel Flame Lash - Name changed from "Fel Flame Fortification" to "Spiraling Fel Flame Lash". Fel Flame Fortification Spiraling Fel Flame Lash
  • Vanquished Doomlord Spaulders - Name changed from "Darker Nature" to "Vanquished Doomlord Spaulders". Darker Nature Vanquished Doomlord Spaulders
  • Vesture of the Darkest Hour - Name changed from "Darkest Hour" to "Vesture of the Darkest Hour". [color=#000000]Darkest Vesture of the Darkest Hour
  • Zoldyck Family Training Shackles - Name changed from "Zoldyck Famil Training Shackles" to "Zoldyck Family Training Shackles". Zoldyck Famil Training Shackles Zoldyck Family Training Shackles

Map Areas
Unknown
  • Altar of Domination - Music: ZONE_90_MAW_Fortress_Walk.
  • Desmotaeron - Music: ZONE_90_MAW_Crystal_Walk.
  • Echoing Caverns - Music: ZONE_90_MAW_Crystal_Walk.
  • Halls of Atonement - Music: None. Music: DGN_90_RD_HallsOfAtonement_Walk.
  • Hidden Glade - Music: DGN_90_AW_DeOtherSide_AW_Walk.
  • Jeff SW Quadrant > Empyrean Domain - Music: ZONE_80_PVP_KulTirasArena.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe - Music: DGN_90_AW_MistsofTirnaScithe_MistVeil.
  • Oaken Assembly - Music: DGN_90_AW_MistsofTirnaScithe_Oaken.
  • Perdition Hold - Music: ZONE_90_MAW_Fortress_Walk.
  • Plaguefall - Music: DGN_90_MX_Plaguefall_GeneralWalk.
  • PTH Test Area (New)
  • Sanguine Depths - Music: DGN_90_RD_SanguineDepths_Walk1.
  • Spires of Ascension - Music: DGN_90_BA_SpiresofAscension_Walk1.
  • The Dark Portal > Coldheart Interstitia - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > Mort'regar - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > Skoldus Hall - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > The Fracture Chambers - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > The Runecarver's Oubliette - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > The Runecarver's Oubliette - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > The Soulforges - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > The Upper Reaches - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > Torghast, Tower of the Damned - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Dark Portal > Torghast, Tower of the Damned - Music: DGN_90_MAW_Torghast (RTPC - Music Controller).
  • The Necrotic Wake - Music: DGN_90_BA_NecroticWake_GeneralWalk.
  • The Tremaculum - Music: ZONE_90_MAW_Fortress_Walk.
  • The Tremaculum - Music: ZONE_90_MAW_Fortress_Walk.
  • Theater of Pain - Music: ZONE_90_MX_TheaterofPain_Walk. Music: DGN_90_MX_TheaterofPain_GeneralWalk.
  • Tirna Scithe - Music: DGN_90_AW_MistsofTirnaScithe_Tirna.

Mounts
Ground Mounts
  • Armored Bonehoof Tauralus - Ground Mount. Armored Bonehoof Tauralus. "A favored mount of the House of the Chosen, the tauralus only gets more angry and vicious when exposed to battle." Source: Drop: Tahonta Covenant: Necrolord Zone: Maldraxxus Sabreil the Bonecleaver Covenant: Necrolord Zone: Maldraxxus
  • Bonehoof Tauralus - Ground Mount. Bonehoof Tauralus. "There are quite a few reasons that you do not want to stand behind a tauralus, the hooves and whip-like tails being the least of them." Source: Covenant: Necrolord Zone: Maldraxxus Drop: Tahonta Covenant: Necrolord Zone: Maldraxxus

Runeforge Legendary Abilities
  • Of Dusk and Dawn - Name changed from "From Dusk till Dawn" to "Of Dusk and Dawn".

Scenarios
Hunt: Soul Eaters
  • 01: Ritual Experimentation - Defeat Shifted Souleaters before they are consumed. Defeat Displaced Soul Feeders before they are consumed by the Shifting Life-Eater.

Wrath of the Jailer
  • 01: Armies of the Mawsworn - Name changed from "01: His Watchful Eye" to "01: Armies of the Mawsworn".
by Published on 2020-10-28 08:00 PM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - October 28, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes

  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue where the Aura of Reckoning (PvP Talent) buff persisted after switching specializations.

Horrific Visions

  • Orgrimmar
    • Fixed an issue where you were unable to release after dying.

Quests

  • Fearbreaker should now appear in all phases during the Alliance quest, "Return of the Warrior King".
  • The Warlords of Draenor Garrison Campaign quests, “Missing Grunt”, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”, “Awakening”, “Deep Recon”, and “Crows In The Field” are once again obtainable and completable.

User Interface

  • You can once again link quests in chat.
  • Fixed an issue that caused guilds that were recruiting only max level characters to not appear in Guild Finder and Community Finder.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to be unable to queue as a tank or healer specialization for specific dungeons in the Dungeon Finder.
by Published on 2020-10-27 05:22 PM

Chris Metzen Starts Tabletop Gaming Company Warchief Gaming
Chris Metzen has come out of retirement to start a new tabletop gaming company called Warchief Gaming. He is starting this endeavor with Mike Gilmartin, former Blizzard vice president of quality assurance. Learn more about it by watching the video below, and check out his interview on Venturebeat.



Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard for New Studio Deviation Games
Hearthstone's Dave "Fargo" Kosak, formerly Lead Narrative Designer for WoW, has left Blizzard after 12 years. He is taking on a very important role for a new studio called Deviation Games. His tweet says that they are currently making something that will make you say "woah." We wish him all the best in his new endeavor!


by Published on 2020-10-27 05:10 PM

WoW Patch 9.0.1 Hotfixes - October 27, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the encounter from starting after defeating the enemies in the Ritual Chamber on all difficulties.
  • Wailing Caverns
    • Lady Anacondra
      • Thorns now deals appropriate damage.
by Published on 2020-10-27 05:00 PM

Shadowlands Beta - Upcoming Paladin Class Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Stopping in for two quick notes:

– Legendary “Shadowbreaker, Dawn of the Sun” redesigned in the next build. The new design will work with both Light of Dawn and Word of Glory—we wanted to avoid a situation where two Holy-specific legendaries only buffed Light of Dawn.

Shining Light (Protection) duration extended. In general, “your next [ability]” buffs should be long enough that the time pressure to consume the buff isn’t too stressful.

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