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by Published on 2020-12-04 03:25 AM

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes - December 3, 2020
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes

  • Demon Hunter
    • General
      • Demon Hunters can now dodge and parry while casting The Hunt (Night Fae Ability).
      • The animation and visual effects when Metamorphasis ends has returned.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Fixed an issue where enemies under the effects of Frost Nova with the Grisly Icicle (Legendary Effect) would not be broken out by other player attacks.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Resolved an issue that prevented Blackout Combo (Talent) from empowering Celestial Brew.
  • Rogue
    • General
      • The use of a Stealth ability provided by Sepsis (Night Fae Ability) will no longer be consumed while under the effects of Stealth, Vanish, Subterfuge, Shadow Dance, and Shadowmeld.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Bilescourge summoned from Nether Portal (Talent) no longer melee while casting Toxic Bile.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir's demise.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.

Dungeons and Raids

  • De Other Side
    • Mueh'zala
      • Resolved an issue that could allow Mueh'zala to be attacked prior to defeating the other bosses of De Other Side.
  • Halls of Atonement
    • The visual effects of Depraved Obliterator’s Curse of Obliteration spell will now more closely match the range of the spell's impact, regardless of the player’s race.
  • Necrotic Wake
    • Nalthor the Rimebinder
      • Summoned pets will now properly follow their master back to Nalthor the Rimebinder’s platform after completing the Dark Exile gauntlet.
  • Sanguine Depths
    • Decanter of Anima-Charged Winds will now have a chance to drop for Survival Hunters.
    • General Kaal
      • Fixed an issue where General Kaal would not provide loot while also being declared defeated if players were being knocked off the platform as they finished the fight.

Items and Rewards

  • Increased the drop rate of Legendary Memories in dungeons.
  • The stats on Battle for Azeroth gems, Leviathan’s Eye and Kraken’s Eye, have been reduced.
  • The Unholy Aura buff from Runeblade of Baron Rivendare works for players level 50 and above once again.
  • Fixed an issue where players who deleted a Purian could not loot it again for collecting the Scroll of Aeons toy.
  • Fixed an issue where some warglaives were not sheathing properly.
  • Party members are now able to escape the slime summoned from the Phial of Ravenous Slime toy.

Player versus Player

  • Completing Battleground objectives will now provide credit for the weekly PvP quests, “Observing Battle” and “Observing War.”
  • PvP World Quests will now count for the associated zone’s defense Callings.

Professions

  • Increased the cost of the following reagents to 9 Gold:
    • Luminous Flux
    • Machinist’s Oil
    • Malleable Wire
    • Sealing Wax
    • Distilled Death Extract
    • Curing Salt
    • Penumbra Thread
    • Immortal Shard
  • Increased the amount of vendor reagents required for crafting several Shadowlands armor and weapon recipes.
  • Crafted Shadowlands weapons and armor now yield less Soul Dust when disenchanted.
  • Reduced the number of vendor reagents required for Relic of the Past IV and Relic of the Past V for all professions and expansions.
  • Jewelcrafters will no longer lose the “Jewelcrafting: Gem Studded Bangle” World Quest recipe when they leave and return to the world quest location.
  • Writ of Grave Robbing can now be placed in Inscription bags.

Quests

  • Threads of Fate
    • Players who are eligible for Threads of Fate but choose to replay the narrative campaign now retain the option to visit Fatescribe Roh-Tahl and skip the remainder of the campaign after reaching level 60.
    • Threads of Fate characters at level 60 who still have "Bolstering Bastion", "Rallying Maldraxxus", "Support the Court", and "Reinforcing Revendreth" quests available can now receive credit from doing max-level World Quests.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players who chose the Venthyr Covenant from using the Sinfall flightmaster until they had completed the quest "Sinfall" at level 60.
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Players will now be able to complete the Ember Court unlock questline even while the World Quest "Tea Tales" is active. Affected players should seek out Tubbins in the Ember Ward to accept the quest "Formal Refreshments" to continue.
  • Bastion
    • The quest "RSVP: Kleia and Pelagos" will now allow the player to use the soul mirror again and face their memories if they were defeated in a previous attempt.
  • Ardenweald
    • Brigdin now offers her quest “Forest Disappearances” while she’s in combat.
    • Fixed an issue where the Croaking Bag ability disappeared when a player exits and returns to the game while on the quest “To Serve Spriggan.”

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Ve'nari has upgraded her wards in The Maw, granting players a brief window of invisibility and immunity as they exit her refuge or after landing from an Animaflow flight.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Reduced the damage of Observer Zelgar’s Ocular Beam on higher Layers.
  • Mawsworn Shadestalkers called in by Torments have had their health reduced by 30%.
  • Mawsworn Seekers called in by Torments have had their damage reduced by 15%.
  • The Brokers working in Torghast will now bring with them some Stygian Stew for those brave adventurers that find themselves without refreshments.
  • Deadsoul Chorus now appears less frequently within a single floor.
  • Reduced the drop rate of Edgelurker and Protective Phantasma anima powers.
  • Monk
    • Anima Powers
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the Tiger Style and Crane Style buffs by Tiger and Crane Figurines from providing the correct amount of Mastery, Versatility, Critical Strike, and Haste.
  • Rogue
    • Anima Powers
      • Organized Vial Satchel now reduces the cooldown of Crimson Vial by 10 seconds per stack (was 5 seconds) and has a max stacks of 3, for 30 seconds cooldown reduction (instant cast vials).
      • Restless Onyx Geodes now grants 15 seconds of Cloak of Shadows, Evasion, Feint, or Crimson Vial when casting Shadowstep or Grappling Hook (was 3 seconds).
      • Scroll of Forewarning now has a max stack of 3 and now increases the duration of Evasion, Feint, Cloak of Shadows, and Vanish by 3/6/9 seconds (was a 1 second increase).
      • Leather Apron is now Common rarity.
      • Leather Apron now has a max stack of 2 and decreases a target’s damage dealt by 15/30% after recovering from your crowd control abilities (was a flat 10%).
      • Quicksilver Mixture is now in the defense category.
      • Quicksilver Mixture now grants Cloak, Evasion, or Feint for 6 seconds when casting Crimson Vial (was 4 seconds).
  • Warrior
    • Anima Powers
      • Periapt of Furor now increases the duration of Berserker Rage by 300% (was 100%), and now stacks up to 2 times (was 3 times).
      • Hurricane Heart now causes Whirlwind and Thunder Clap to heal for 80% of damage dealt (was 50%), and now stacks up to 3 times (was 5 times).
      • Unbound Fortitude now increases the duration of a major defensive ability by 20% per stack of Soul Remnant’s Blessing (was 10%), and now stacks up to 3 times (was 5 times).
      • Bladed Bulwark now makes Ignore Pain have a 50% chance to cast your major defensive ability (was 20%), and no longer stacks.

User Interface

  • The Broker’s Den in Oribos is now easier to find on the map.
by Published on 2020-12-03 10:12 PM

WoW Classic: Obey the Call - Watch the Naxxramas Raid Trailer
Naxx and the Scourge Invasion are now live in WoW Classic!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The shadow of the necropolis Naxxramas falls heavily on the face of Azeroth. Now, it's up to the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance to put a stop to the Lich King's plans to seed the land with the plague of undeath.
by Published on 2020-12-03 06:20 PM

Hotfix - Dungeon Legendary Memory Drop Rates Improved
Blizzard implemented a hotfix recently increasing the drop rate of legendary memories that drop from dungeons. The drop rate is also improved the higher the difficulty of the dungeon.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With a hotfix to the game that went live yesterday, we improved the drop rates of Legendary Memories relative to dungeon difficulty. Their Mythic difficulty drop rate is now significantly better than on Heroic, which is significantly better than on Normal.

More importantly – the drop rates for Legendary Memories are much higher in Mythic Keystone difficulties, and they ramp upward with the Mythic Keystone level. The availability of Legendary Memories should increase dramatically next week.
by Published on 2020-12-03 06:02 PM

Torghast Tuning for Rogues and Warriors
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Late yesterday, we implemented some adjustments to Torghast intended to improve the experience for rogues and warriors. While we haven’t yet compiled today’s hotfixes update 23, some players might appreciate a detailed look at the changes that went in.

Torghast – Rogue Anima Powers
  • Organized Vial Satchel now reduces the cooldown of Crimson Vial by 10 seconds per stack (was 5 seconds) and has a max stacks of 3, for 30 seconds cooldown reduction (instant cast vials).
  • Restless Onyx Geodes now grants 15 seconds of Cloak of Shadows, Evasion, Feint, or Crimson Vial when casting Shadowstep or Grappling Hook (was 3 seconds).
  • Scroll of Forewarning now has a max stack of 3 and now increases the duration of Evasion, Feint, Cloak of Shadows, and Vanish by 3/6/9 seconds (was a 1 second increase).
  • Leather Apron is now Common rarity.
  • Leather Apron now has a max stack of 2 and decreases a target’s damage dealt by 15/30% after recovering from your crowd control abilities (was a flat 10%).
  • Quicksilver Mixture is now in the defense category.
  • Quicksilver Mixture now grants Cloak, Evasion, or Feint for 6 seconds when casting Crimson Vial (was 4 seconds).

Torghast - Warrior Anima Powers
  • Periapt of Furor now increases the duration of Berserker Rage by 300% (was 100%), and now stacks up to 2 times (was 3 times).
  • Hurricane Heart now causes Whirlwind and Thunder Clap to heal for 80% of damage dealt (was 50%), and now stacks up to 3 times (was 5 times).
  • Unbound Fortitude now increases the duration of a major defensive ability by 20% per stack of Soul Remnant’s Blessing (was 10%), and now stacks up to 3 times (was 5 times).
  • Bladed Bulwark now makes Ignore Pain have a 50% chance to cast your major defensive ability (was 20%), and no longer stacks.

Again, these are updates that will be recorded in our hotfixes post 23 later today, but are now live and in effect.

As always, thank you very much for your feedback!
by Published on 2020-12-03 08:58 AM

Shadowlands Week 2 - What to Do
Today is the first reset since the launch of Shadowlands. Here is a quick overview of what you can do this week to prepare for the start of Season 1 and the opening of Castle Nathria.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Torghast
  • Complete both wings of Torghast available this week for a max of 610 Soul Ash.
    • Note - If you already unlocked Layer 3 in a wing last week you only need to do a layer 3 run in each wing this week for the max amount of Soul Ash.
  • You can earn 100 extra Soul Ash from a new quest offered by Bolvar to collect 10 souls within Torghast.
  • Wings
    • Fractured Halls
    • Mort'regar

Craft Your First Legendary
  • You can have a total of 1520 Soul Ash between last week and this week, with a small amount of extra if you managed to get some from your Adventure Table Missions.
  • To craft a rank 1 Legendary, you need the following:
    • The legendary recipe from obtaining the memory drop. Refer to the powers section of your adventure guide to find out where they drop.
    • The Base crafted piece obtained on the auction house or through crafting.
    • Missives to determine the stats of the legendary. These are also bought on the auction house of crafted by scribes.

Renown Weekly Quests
  • If you completed the initial campaign to unlock your Covenant sanctum and completed the weekly renown quest "Replenish the Reservoir" then you reached Renown Rank 3 with your covenant last week.
  • This week, you can reach Renown Rank 6 by completing both the "Replenish the Reservoir" to collect 1000 anima and "Return Lost Souls" to rescue 5 lost souls from the Maw. This will get you to Rank 5 and unlock the next chapter of your Covenant Campaign, which in turn will give you another Renown rank when you complete it.

Covenant Campaign Chapter 3
  • Upon reaching Renown rank 5 you will be able to continue the next chapter of your Covenant Campaign.
  • Completing this chapter will give you a renown rank and a cosmetic reward.
  • You will also unlock your 2nd soulbind by completing this chapter.

Oribos Weekly Quests
  • Be sure to pick up your two dungeon weekly quests for anima as well as the PvP weekly.
    • Dungeons
      • Sanguine Halls
      • Plaguefall
    • PvP
      • 1500 Honor in Epic Battlegrounds

Mythic Dungeon World Tour
  • With reset, all mythic dungeons can be completed again this week for a chance at 184 item level gear!

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