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by Published on 2021-07-08 02:00 AM

Sanctum of Domination Raid Finale - Chains of Domination Cinematic

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - July 7, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Fixed an issue where defeating the bosses on Floor 5 were not providing credit for Touring Torghast.
    • Developers note: Unfortunately, this fix is not retroactive and you may have to run the Layer again to receive credit if it is the highest Layer you can complete. However, finishing any higher Layers will also complete the achievement criteria for the Layers below them, so there’s no need to enter the lower Layers again if you choose not to do so.

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue that could cause Spellwarden (PvP Talent) to stop working after leaving battlegrounds and arenas.

  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Arcanosphere (PvP Talent) will no longer cast if the Mage is interrupted while channeling it.

  • Warlock
    • Bonds of Fel (Destruction PvP Talent) and Shadow Rift (PvP Talent) can no longer be prevented by Spell Reflection or Grounding Totem.

  • Night Fae
    • Dreamweaver
      • Field of Blossoms duration now matches its tooltip.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Rift rares will more reliably return to the Rift if they defeat all adventurers.
  • The NPCs that help you change covenants have returned in Oribos.
  • Escaped Wilderling is much braver now and will no longer abandon you when you fly over the Maw.
  • Popo will no longer act as a guard in War Mode and will remain focused on his task of delivering potions to his friends.
  • Relic Gatherers and Relic Gorgers will now allow more people to get credit for attacking them. But beware, in War Mode the other faction might just steal your faction’s control of the mob.
  • Fixed an issue where Fleshwing would sometimes become stuck in the sky.
  • The Assault Supply Carriage should more reliably reset after the event completes.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Mythic+ Affixes
    • Tormented

      • The Champion’s Mastery effect from Champion’s Brand now grants the correct amount of Mastery.
  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Soulrender Dormazain
      • [NA realms only] A cinematic now correctly plays after his defeat.
    • Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
      • The arrow indicators that appear while moving rings during Runic Affinity now respond to the number of players inside the active rune, rather than the ring's current rotational momentum.
    • Kel'Thuzad
      • Fixed Shadow Fissure’s visual effect so it is no longer invisible if you enter the Phylactery Phase late.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Fixed an issue where she could begin her third stage with an incorrect amount of health.
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • [NA realms only] The extra action button associated with the instruments in Myza's Oasis should no longer despawn when picking up the instrument.

Items and Rewards
  • The Relic Fragments from the portal spawns leading up to the spawn of the Anima-Starved Devourer or the Mawsworn Exterminator have been reduced. The drops from these big bosses have been increased slightly to compensate.
    • Developers’ note: We do not want people to feel that they should skip helping defeat one of these big rares if they missed the portal opening.

  • Packaged Soul Ash is now bound to your account rather than you World of Warcraft account.
  • Soul Cinders can now be acquired starting at Torghast Layer 8 (was Layer 9). The total amount of Soul Cinders earned at Layer 12 will remain the same.
  • The First Technique effect provided by the Codex of the First Technique trinket is now appropriately effective against very large strikes.
  • The Vault Anima Tracker will no longer be on the Death's Advance Quartermaster after you have purchased and learned it.
  • Lost Razorwing Eggs should now properly count as returned when used in a raid group.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to not receive the Nilganihmaht's Signet Ring when defeating Exos, Herald of Domination.

Pet Battles
  • Fixed an issue where the Eye of Affliction wild pet would use its Agony ability again before allowing the larger impact damage to happen.

  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the quest to kill Mor'geth to appear.
  • Locating and interacting with Huln Highmountain during “Hunting Amid Houses” will now grant quest credit.
  • Fixed an issue where Heirmir would be unavailable during the quest "Hooking Over."

User Interface
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market is now a valid option for scheduled Calendar events.

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by Published on 2021-07-07 12:40 AM

Sanctum of Domination Raid Finale - Chains of Domination Cinematic
The cinematic from the end of the Sanctum of Domination has been revealed. Spoilers ahead!

by Published on 2021-07-07 12:32 AM

Patch 9.1 - Sanctum of Domination Raid Garrosh Cutscene
Garrosh makes an appearance in the Sanctum of Domination!

by Published on 2021-07-07 12:10 AM

Shards of Domination Tuning Incoming
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re currently working on a change that will make upgrading your Shards of Domination more rewarding in Sanctum of Domination. Specifically, we’re making it so that the bonuses this system grants you while in Sanctum of Domination, Torghast, Korthia, or the Maw grow in power over time.

With this change, the Blood Link, Winds of Winter, and Chaos Bane rune words will grow based on the strength of the Shards that are granting them to you. For example, if you upgrade your three Blood shards (Shard of Bek, Shard of Jas, and Shard of Rev) from their base form to Ominous Shards, the power of your Blood Link bonus will increase.

While these bonuses are not yet in play, we wanted to give you an early notice about this change to help ensure that as you spend Stygian Embers on Shard upgrades, you have as much information on hand as possible.

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - July 6, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Shadowlands Season 2 has begun! [LEARN MORE]

  • Sanctum of Domination raid on Normal and Heroic difficulties
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market mega-dungeon
  • PvP and Mythic+ Season 2
  • New Mythic+ Affix: Tormented
  • Layer 10 in Torghast, Tower of the Damned


  • Demon Hunter
    • Fixed an issue that caused Blood Moon’s (PvP Talent) effects to persist even when the talent is not active.
  • Hunter
    • Fixed an issue where Flayed Shot (Venthyr Ability) would not display proper visuals or animations with specific weapon types equipped.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Kindred Beasts (PvP Talent) no longer incorrectly reduces the cooldown of Roar of Sacrifice (PvP Talent).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Fixed an issue that caused Vivify and Enveloping Mist to consume two stacks of Thunder Focus Tea when talented into Focused Thunder.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the Jade Bond and Resplendent Mist conduits from both affecting Invoke Chi-Ji, the Red Crane’s (Talent) Gust of Mist heals.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Fixed an issue preventing Creeping Venom (PvP Talent) from applying its debuff.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Creeping Venom (PvP Talent) to ignore immunity to slow effects.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue where Seeds of Rampant Growth (Runecarving Power) would apply its cooldown reduction and critical chance increase even if Fae Transfusion (Night Fae Ability) didn't deal damage to enemy targets.
  • Warrior
    • Ancient Aftershock’s (Night Fae Ability) ground area-of-effect now puts stealthed enemies into combat.
    • Fixed an issue with Conqueror's Banner (Necrolord Ability) not always selecting the Warrior's nearest allies.
    • Protection
      • Anger Management (Talent) and The Wall (Runecarving Effect) give the correct amount of cooldown reduction to Shield Wall while under the effect of a Priest’s Symbol of Hope.


  • Kyrian
    • Forgelite Prime Mikanikos
      • Demonology Warlocks, Beast Mastery Hunters, and Unholy Death Knights will no longer grant additional damage to Bron from their Mastery's increase to pet damage.
      • Bron’s Call to Action stacks are now removed when a dungeon or raid boss encounter begins.
  • Night Fae
    • Dreamweaver
      • Fixed an issue with Field of Blossoms ground effect not lasting the intended duration.

Creatures and NPCs

  • The spawn frequency of several rare enemies in Korthia have been increased.
  • The Assault Supply Caravan will now always correctly reset if it fails to reach its intended destination.
  • Towering Exterminator’s Cries of Torment ability now has sound when cast.
  • Mawsworn Portals and Devouring Tears should no longer negatively impact client performance.
  • Swagsnout Gromit should no longer be fooled by treasures you have already looted.
  • Fixed an issue where Maelie, the Wanderer was wandering around Korthia in different locations for players while she was visiting the City of Secrets. After daily quests reset, players will see her in a consistent location on the days of her arrival.
  • Seeker Hilda will no longer become stuck after defeating Famu the Infinite.
  • Unbreakable Urtz now keeps to himself and no longer speaks for Ti’or.
  • The Voidtalon Egg once again requires level 10 to use.
  • Fixed an issue where an error may occur when clicking the Edge of Reality portal to Voidtalon of the Dark Star.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fixed an issue where Mythic+ Keystones would retain affixes that do not match their Keystone level when reduced through Ta'shup in Oribos.
  • Freehold
    • Enemies will once again have the appropriate amount of health and deal the appropriate amount of damage within the dungeon.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Ventunax
      • Reduced the intensity of the visual effect on players when afflicted with Blinding Flash.
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • [NA realms only] The extra action button associated with the instruments in Myza's Oasis should no longer despawn when picking up the instrument.

Items and Rewards

  • The Cataloged Research cap is now 22,000 (was 12,000), allowing you to get into higher tiers with more items to purchase.
  • The Archivist will now award reputation for Relic Fragment items that were consumed from your bank.
  • All Korthia treasures can now be looted while in combat if you can arrange to not be attacked while opening them.
  • Gladiator's Emblem trinket effects now last 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • The Shadowlands zone reputation tabards no longer have covenant restrictions to wear them.
  • Zul'gath's Chain Coif and the Insulated Thermal Leggings should no longer drop from some Tormentor bosses for classes that cannot use them.
  • The Condensed Anima Sphere conduit now correctly heals for the amount indicated in its tooltip.
  • Fixed an issue where The Tome of Insight trinket was providing a greater amount of Critical Strike rating than intended.

Pet Battles

  • The trap button no longer highlights when clicking a pet ability button.


  • Fixed an issue where herb and deposit minimap icons were disappearing before the gathering nodes disappeared.


  • The Covenant weekly quest “Return Lost Souls” now grants Renown if you are behind and eligible for catch-up Renown.
  • Master Smith Helgar in Skyhold no longer permits mounts in the forge area so they can be kept safe from the heat and any flying debris.
  • The point of interest indicator for “The Last Place You Look” will return after abandoning and accepting the quest again.
  • The Korthia weekly quest "Shaping Fate" should now display as a part of the Chains of Domination campaign.
  • “Legend of the Animaswell” now shows a reward that indicates it will unlock the Legend of the Animaswell adventure on your Command table for the week when you turn it in.
  • Fixed an issue with the quest "A Dangerous Harvest" which caused the Nightsong Ardenmoth transformation to be easily removed.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Keli'dan The Breaker” quest would have to be restarted if the cinematic was canceled.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • The cast time when activating the Empowered buff has been removed.
  • Anima Powers
    • Increased the Phantasma bonus from Empowered Phantasma to 200% (was 150%).
    • Fixed an issue where bonus Phantasma from Empowered Phantasma would not be granted with the Efficient Looter power.
  • Torments
    • Unstable Phantasma
      • Recovered Phantasma is now automatically awarded to players upon killing the Phantasmic Amalgamation instead of having to be looted.
      • Phantasmic Amalgamations should no longer evade if they spawn too close to a wall.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue where the Guild roster couldn’t sort by Mythic+ Rating.
  • Pressing the ESC button while on the Reconnect screen will now close the client.
  • The Ultra option for Particle Density can now be selected in System Settings.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • “Tear of the Earthmother”, “The Lexicon Demonica”, and “Underworld Loam” quests can now be completed on Heroic dungeon difficulty.
  • The Shattered Halls
    • Fixed an issue where Warchief Kargath Bladefist would not cast Blade Dance in certain situations.
by Published on 2021-07-06 05:26 PM

Patch 9.1 - Shadowlands Season 2 Live This Week!
Shadowlands season 2 officially kicks off today on NA servers with the release of the new raid Sanctum of Domination on normal/heroic and more.

Update: NA servers are now online!

What is Coming This Week?
  • Flying in Shadowlands
  • Sanctum of Domination Raid
    • July 6 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
    • July 13 – Raid Finder Wing 1 and Mythic Difficulties (The Tarragrue, The Eye of the Jailer, The Nine)
    • July 27 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Soulrender Dormazain, Remnant of Ner’zhul, and Painsmith Raznal)
    • August 10 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Guardian of the First Ones, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo, and Kel’Thuzad)
    • August 24 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (Sylvanas Windrunner)
  • Shadowlands Season 2
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market

Unlock Flying in Shadowlands
Players will be able to unlock flying in the initial Shadowlands zones by progressing the main campaign in Chains of Domination. Flying will be locked account wide for all zones, but the Maw will still only allow ground mounts. Learn more by clicking the banner below!

Sanctum of Domination Raid Preview
Sanctum of Domination launches July 6 in NA (July 7 in EU) and brings 10 new boss encounters on Normal and Heroic. Mythic and Raid Finder Week 1 unlock seven days later, with the weekly reset. Check out our previews below for boss abilities, loot and more!

Shadowlands Season 2 Mythic+ and PvP
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Shadowlands Season 2 begins on July 6. With the new season, you'll see increased item levels for rewards, new seasonal rewards for PvP include a new Arena title: Unchained Gladiator, a new weapon illusion, new coloration of the Gladiator mount, and new Vicious mounts—Alliance and Horde-themed Gorm.

The new seasonal Mythic+ dungeon affix is Tormented: Servants of the Jailer can be found throughout the dungeon and grant powerful boons when defeated. If a servant is not dealt with, they empower the final boss. New seasonal rewards for Mythic+ include a new title: the Tormented and a new coloration of the Mythic+ Deathwalker mount.

Additionally, Layer 10 in Torghast, Tower of the Damned, Tazavesh, the Veiled Market mega-dungeon and Sanctum of Domination on Normal and Heroic difficulties will all become available. On July 13, Sanctum of Domination on Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 difficulties will become available.

Tazavesh, the Veiled Market Mega Dungeon
Chains of Domination introduces us to a new mega dungeon! Click the banner below for the official preview!

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