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by Published on 2023-12-05 01:50 AM

WoW Hotfixes - December 4, 2023
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Soul Strike would sometimes cast multiple times.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Throne of the Tides
    • Fixed an issue where Mindbender Ghu'sha would prevent players from releasing spirit when defeated.
  • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope
    • Tindral Sageswift
      • Fixed an issue where multiple players can benefit from the same Fallen Feather buff.
      • Fixed an issue where Diffuse Magic can cause Tindral to be inflicted with Fiery Growth.
      • Fixed an issue where Dream Essence does not get removed if Tindral finishes casting Supernova during intermission.
      • Ride Along disabled on players with the Fallen Feather debuff on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly maintenance in each region] Seed of Flame duration increased to 5 seconds (was 3 seconds) in phase two on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly maintenance in each region] Fallen Feathers damage reduced by 15% and Fallen Feathers will now spawn around the boss (was spawning behind the boss) on Mythic difficulty.
    • Fyrakk the Blazing [with weekly maintenance in each region]
      • Blaze now hits fewer targets on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fyrakk no longer hits all targets with Aflame when casting Incarnate on Mythic difficulty.
      • Searing Screams damage increase reduced to 100% (was 300%) on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the health of Burning Colossus and Dark Colossus by 15% on Mythic difficulty.

Items

  • Fixed an issue where the Shadowflame Rage effect from Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart could deal increased self-damage due to damage taken modifiers.

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that caused War Mode Supply Drops in the Emerald Dream to occur in the same location repeatedly.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Mages who Conjure Desserts will no longer draw the attention of all hungry creatures within 40 yards.
  • Tailoring
    • Attempting to craft for the Legion quest "Inspire Me!" should no longer result in Invalid Target errors.

Season of Discovery

  • Players questing for "The Orb of Soran'ruk" will now find that The Twilight's Hammer have invaded the shores of The Zoram Strand near Blackfathom Deeps.
    • Developers’ notes: It wasn't our original intent for discoveries to take you into raid instances. Now, the enemies needed for completion of a pre-requisite quest for a rune are both in the outdoor world and inside the raid.
  • The quest to discover the Earth Shield shaman rune is now properly available to players. (Was previously not visible due to a bug). Happy hunting!
  • Fixed an issue with the Bael Modan Blunderbuss gun item that caused it to only be usable with arrows rather than bullets.
  • Fixed an issue where Sadistic Fiend would not properly reset when players died.
  • Fixed an issue preventing progress on the Priest quest chain "Secrets of Elune".
  • Fixed an issue where “Allegiance to the Old Gods” quest was not completable while in a raid group.
  • Carendin the Undercity Warlock will now discreetly dispose of any Acolyte's Notes stuck in warlocks' bags. He apologizes for the inconvenience.
  • Your bags can now carry multiple filled Supply Shipment crates.
  • Blackfathom Deeps
    • Fixed an issue on Twilight Lord Kelris when players would incorrectly die if they took a Dream Portal while under the effects of the Dream Eater debuff.
by Published on 2023-12-04 06:26 PM

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This Week in WoW - December 4, 2023
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. The Darkmoon Faire is back and the Wanderer’s Festival arrives in Pandaria this week only!



Tune in to the Variety Show in WoW® Classic


On December 9, the WoW® Variety Show is making an entrance to Classic Hardcore and Season of Discovery with a day of scheduled activities across WoW Classic, and we invite you to watch live on YouTube and Twitch!



WoW’s 19th Anniversary Winds Down


The days are winding down and WoW’s 19th Anniversary ends on December 7. Join the party before it’s too late!



News and Events This Week

by Published on 2023-12-04 06:05 PM

WoW Classic Variety Show Event Overview
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Lights, camera, hardcore action! On December 9, the WoW® Variety Show is making an entrance to Classic Hardcore and Season of Discovery with a day of scheduled activities across WoW Classic, and we invite you to watch live on YouTube and Twitch!


WOW CLASSIC VARIETY SHOW: YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

A combination of Warcraft Celebrity and Community Contestants will compete in three activities across WoW Classic: A Race to Defeat Hogger on a fresh server, a competitive run through the new Blackfathom Deeps in Season of Discovery, and Mak’gora Madness – duels to the death on Hardcore Classic WoW.

We’re also bringing back extra fun with the backstage activity Fast-Draw Duel for the show!



DETAILS

  • Venue: Live Servers in Europe and the Americas
  • Date: December 9
  • Broadcast Start Time: 10:00 am PST / 7:00 pm CET
  • Format: Three primary activities: Race to Defeat Hogger, Season of Discovery Blackfathom Deeps Race, and Mak’gora Madness
  • Stream Location: YouTube.com/Warcraft and Twitch.tv/Warcraft alongside contestant’s channels!

The WoW Variety Show goes live with your hosts and a full lineup of celebrity guests and contestants.



STAY CONNECTED

Tune in this weekend to YouTube.com/Warcraft and Twitch.tv/Warcraft and follow along for more updates on the WoW Esports Twitter.

Good luck, and have fun!
by Published on 2023-12-02 02:31 AM

Upcoming Class Tuning - December 5, 2023


Patch 10.2 Hotfixes - December 1, 2023
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope
    • Fyrakk
      • Resolved an issue causing Fyrakk to become unlootable if killed during Shadowflame Devastation in Stage Two.
      • Resolved an issue causing Fyrakk's energy bar to increase too quickly in Stage Three on Mythic difficulty.
  • Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond's Fall
    • Iridikron
      • Timeline Transcendence's 100% damage increase now also increases the damage of an affected player's pets and summons even if they are not within Chromie's bubble.
      • Timeline Transcendence no longer applies onto pets or summons.
  • The Everbloom
    • Ancient Protectors
      • The visual effect for Dhulu's Noxious Discharge have been updated.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Addressed an issue where Soulbound Goliath's Soul Thorns ability will fail on shapeshifted players.

Items
  • Augury of the Primal Flame proc rate increased by 50% and damage decreased by 33%.
    • Developers’ note: While this change should not impact the trinket's expected performance, we hope that a more consistent proc rate will reduce its overall variance.
  • Blossom of Amirdrassil’s effects increased by 10%.
  • Belor'relos, the Suncaller self-damage increased by 20%.
  • Fixed an issue where Branch of the Tormented Ancient would not reset its cooldown upon ending an encounter.
  • Fixed an issue where Gift of Ursine Vengeance stacks would be removed on ally death or mind control.
  • Vaskarn, the dracthyr vendor in the Emerald Dream's Central Encampment, will now display her crest trade-up items to anyone who has earned the right to purchase them, even if they cannot currently purchase them because they are too close to the cap on the higher-level crest.

Player versus Player
  • Removed rank text from all Rated PvP gear, including PvP Class Sets.
    • Developers' note: This change does not effect item levels or upgrade tracks.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Amirdrassil 4-set bonus to not be reduced in PvP combat.
    • Frost
      • Fixed an issue that caused Frost Bomb's explosion to be prevented by Grounding Totem.
by Published on 2023-12-02 02:27 AM

Upcoming Class Tuning - December 5, 2023
Originally Posted by blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we continue to closely monitor data on class performance as well as player feedback, we’ve developed the following adjustments to classes that are over- and under-performing in group content and PvP. These changes will go into effect with scheduled weekly maintenance in each region.

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Aberrus Class Set bonus: Heart Strike and Blood Boil deal 10% increased damage (was 20%) and have a 5% chance (was 10%) to grant Vampiric Blood for 5 seconds.
    • Unholy
      • Virulent Plague Damage increased by 15%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Epidemic Damage increased by 12%.
      • Festering Strike damage increased by 20%.
      • Festering Wound damage increased by 12%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Ghoul – Sweeping Claws damage increased by 15%.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Fel Rush damage reduced by 12%.
      • Immolation Aura damage reduced by 12%.
      • Fel Barrage damage reduced by 12%.
      • Fixed an issue when talented into A Fire Inside that caused any cast of Immolation Aura beyond the first to not enforce its intended GCD.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Ferocious Bite damage decreased by 20%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Rip damage decreased by 15%. Not applied to PvP combat.
      • Rake damage decreased by 10%.
      • Shred damage decreased by 10%.
  • Evoker
    • Devastation
      • All damage spells increased by 5%.
      • Regenerative Magic increases leech by 5% for Devastation only (was 3%).
      • Draconic Legacy increases stamina by 8% for Devastation only (was 6%).
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope 4-piece set bonus
        • Dire Beast’s Kill Command damage reduced by 30%.
        • Beast Cleave gained by Dire Beast effectiveness reduced by 30%.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Mana Tea now reduces the mana cost of spells by 25% (was 50%).
      • Upwelling can now stack up to 15 times (was 18).
      • Essence Font healing decreased by 10%.
      • Invigorating Mist healing decreased by 10%.
      • Calming Coalescence now increases the absorb amount of Life Cocoon by 2% per stack (was 3%).
      • Vivify primary healing increased by 5%.
      • Ancient Concordance now increases the chance for Blackout Kick to reset Rising Sun Kick by 12% (was 10%).
    • Windwalker
      • All ability damage increased by 6%.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Crusader Strike now costs 0.6% base mana (was 1.6%) and deals 25% increased damage.
      • Hammer of Wrath now costs 0.6% base mana (was 1%) and deals 20% increased damage.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • All healing reduced by 3%.
      • All damage reduced by 3%.
    • Holy
      • All healing increased by 4%.
      • Burning Vehemence now causes Holy Fire to deal 75% of its initial damage to nearby enemies (was 60%).
      • Amirdrassil 2-piece set bonus: Renews caused by Serenity now last 18 seconds (was 14 seconds) and Renews caused by Sanctify now last 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Kingsbane damage reduced by 15%.
      • Blindside effect chance reduced to 15% (was 20%) and 30% against low-health targets (was 40%).
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Healing Surge now costs 4.4% base mana (was 4.8%).
      • Chain Lightning damage increased by 20%.
      • Acid Rain damage increased by 10%.


Player versus Player
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Rotten Touch’s effectiveness reduced by 40% in PvP combat.
  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Amirdrassil 4 set bonus now casts Nourish at 50% effectiveness (was 100%) in PvP combat.
      • Mastery: Harmony is now reduced by 15% in PvP combat.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Survival of the Fittest now reduces damage taken by an additional 10% in PvP combat.
      • Exhilaration now heals for 40% of max health (was 30%) in PvP combat.
  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue that caused Fortifying Brew’s damage reduction to be higher than intended in PvP combat.
    • Mistweaver
      • Amirdrassil 2 set bonus: Chi Harmony now increases healing received by 15% (was 25%) in PvP combat.
      • Healing Elixir now heals for 10% of maximum health (was 20%) in PvP combat.
      • Yu’lon’s Grace now creates an absorb for 1% of your maximum health (was 2%) in PvP combat.
      • Dampen Harm’s minimum damage reduction is no longer increased in PvP combat (was 25%).
      • Fortifying Brew’s damage reduction is no longer increased in PvP combat (was 30%).
      • Diffuse Magic now reduces magic damage taken by 40% (was 60%).
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Amirdrassil 4 set bonus: Now has a 100% chance to cast another Smite (was 50%) in PvP combat.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Thorim’s Invocation now increases Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning damage by 10% in PvP Combat (was 20%).
      • Lava Lash damage is now increased by 25% in PvP combat (was 12%).
      • Elemental Blast damage is now reduced by 6% in PvP combat (was 15%).
      • Stormweaver now causes Chain Heal and Healing Surge to gain 150% of the benefits of Maelstrom Weapon based on the stacks consumed (was 100%).
    • Elemental
      • Lava Burst damage from the the Amirdrassil 4-piece set bonus is now reduced by 40% in PvP combat (was 50%).
    • Restoration
      • Amirdrassil 2 set bonus: Effectiveness no longer reduced in PvP combat (was reduced by 50%).
  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Shadow Blades extra Shadow damage reduced to 15% (base 20%) in PvP combat
      • Thief’s Bargain (PvP Talent) cooldown reduction value reduced to 20% (was 33%)
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fel Obelisk (PvP Talent) now increases attack and cast speed by 10% (was 20%).
      • Master Summoner (PvP Talent) reduces the cast time of Call Dreadstalkers, Summon Vilefiend, and Summon Demonic Tyrant by 15% (was 20%).
      • Antoran Armaments now increases your Felguards damage by 10% (was 20%) in PvP Combat.
      • Doom Brand from the Amirdrassil 2-piece set bonus is now undispellable.
      • The debuff duration reduction for Doom Brand from the Amirdrassil 2-piece set bonus is no longer reduced in PvP combat.
      • Damage effects from the Amirdrassil 2-piece and 4-piece set bonus are now reduced by 40% in PvP combat (was 50%).
    • Destruction
      • Flame Rift damage from the Amirdrassil 4-piece set bonus is no longer reduced in PvP combat (was 50%).
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Rampage now deals 40% additional damage in PvP (was 30%).
      • Execute now deals 50% additional damage in PvP (was 40%).
      • Crushing Blow no longer deals reduced damage in PvP (was 20%).
      • Raging Blow deals 15% additional damage in PvP.
      • Annihilator deals 15% additional damage in PvP.

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