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hotfixes Patch 5.4 Hotfixes: September 23-24

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5.4 Hotfixes: September 24

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this list as additional hotfixes are applied.

Patch Information

Timeless Isle

  • Fixed an issue where defeating rare creatures while in a raid group may sometimes incorrectly display a loot cursor or sparkle effect when the creature has no loot.
  • Vision of Time items can no longer be used while in a Raid Finder raid until the wing has been completed.
  • Fishing in the waters surrounding Timeless Isle should now yield different fish than in the lakes within Timeless Isle.


  • Death Knight
    • Talents
      • Runic Corruption activating multiple times should no longer cause the ability to extend its duration by an incorrect amount.
  • Druid
    • General
      • Rip's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Druids should no longer cast One with Nature while being mind-controlled by NPCs.
    • Talents
      • Nature's Vigil should now properly increase the Druid's healing by 12%.
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 Guardian 2-piece bonus now automatically applies both a 3-second Savage Defense and a 20-Rage Frenzied Regeneration when Barkskin fades. The automatic version of Frenzied Regeneration no longer triggers a global cooldown and is not affected by the Tier-15 Guardian 2-piece bonus.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Chimera Shot's damage has been increased by 50%.
    • Survival
      • Explosive Shot's damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Mage
    • General
      • Ice Lance's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Waterbolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Brewmasters now deal 10% less damage with all attacks.
    • Mistweaver
      • Renewing Mist no longer requires line-of-sight to jump to a nearby target.
  • Paladin
    • Talents
      • Eternal Flame's heal-over-time effect is increased by 50% when used on the Paladin (down from 100%).
  • Priest
    • General
      • Shadow Word: Pain's damage has been reduced by 15%.
    • Discipline
      • Flash Heal now should correctly receive an increased critical chance from Inner Focus while Surge of Light is active.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Assassin's Resolve now increases the Rogue's damage by 20% (down from 25%).
    • Subtlety
      • Sanguinary Vein now causes the Rogue to deal 35% additional damage to targets afflicted by Rupture, Garrote, or Crimson Tempest (up from 25%).
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-16 4-piece set bonus should no longer incorrectly activate from attacks other than Backstab.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • Flametongue Weapon's Flametongue Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
      • Lightning Bolt's damage has been increased by 10%.
    • Enhancement
      • Windfury Weapon's Windfury Attack effect now deals 50% more damage.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Haunt now increases all periodic damage against the target by 35% (down from 40%).
    • Demonology
      • Wild Imps' Fel Firebolt now deals 30% less damage.
    • Destruction
      • Immolate's damage has been increased by 30%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Bloodthirst's damage has been increased by 20%.
      • Raging Blow's damage has been increased by 20%.


  • Loot notifications for world bosses in Pandaria should no longer be visible to all members in the raid.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Immerseus
      • Corrosive Blast now has a greatly increased range.
    • Norushen
      • Reduced the number of Fragments of Pride patrolling the area leading up to Norushen on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • A number of changes have been made to Norushen on Heroic difficulty.
        • Starting Corruption for all players is now 75.
        • Residual Corruption and Burst of Anger no longer pulse additional raidwide Corruption.
        • Expel Corruption no longer increases the target’s Corruption.
        • Increased the health of the Amalgam of Corruption to offset the reduced Corruption generated by external sources.
        • The Purified buff no longer persists after gaining additional Corruption.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Kor’kron Shadowmage’s Mind Spike ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder and Flexible Raid difficulty.
        Kor'kron Warshaman's Healing Tide Totem now has less hit points on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Supplies no longer spawn on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Automatic Repair Beam should now always be properly applied to Automated Shredders when they get near Siegecrafter Blackfuse.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Ka'roz the Locust should no longer damage players in his path while dashing towards a ledge to Hurl Amber.
      • Players in a damage-dealing specialization that have already interacted with Rik'kal the Dissector should now be able to interact with Skeer the Bloodseeker.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • The Y’Shaarj Touched buff can no longer be spellstolen.
  • Ulduar
    • Fixed an issue with the Yogg-Saron encounter, where players were unable to proceed to phase 2 of the fight by damaging Sara.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Players should no longer be unable to cast spells or use items after repeatedly using restricted items while in a Wargame.
  • Grievous Conquest achievement vendors (the ones that allow Conquest gear to be purchase with Honor points) have been temporarily removed.
  • Grievous Gladiator weapons have a temporary level requirement of 91.


  • Reduced the activation rate for caster and healer Legendary cloak effects for characters in a tanking specialization by 75%.
  • Evil Eye of Galakras was only reducing the cooldown on 5 abilities for Warriors. The trinket should now also reduce the cooldown of Heroic Leap.
  • Unerring Vision of Lei Shen now has a 40% reduced chance to activate its effect for Warlocks.  
  • Oddly-Shaped Horn is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Tuft of Yak Fur is no longer usable while in the Battlegrounds or Rated Battlegrounds.  


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