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We have some raid fixes today, with Opulence and Rastakhan getting a bit easier, with Jaina getting Chilling Touch nerfed, but also no longer affected by Da Voodo Shuffle. There's also some Druid PvP fixes, mostly focused on Resto and more.
February 20 (source)
Dungeons and Raids
Battle of Dazar’alor Opulence Unleashed Rage (opal gem buff) and Earthen Roots (emerald gem buff) now also increase damage dealt by pets. King Rastakhan Fixed a bug that caused the encounter to unintentionally reset after resurrecting a player who died in the Death Realm. Lady Jaina Proudmoore Chilling Touch duration reduced by 20%. Chilling Touch is no longer affected by Da Voodoo Shuffle. Fixed a bug that caused Freezing Blood to be sometimes applied to players who correctly had allies nearby, on Mythic Difficulty. Items
Fixed a bug that caused Enveloping Protection to be removed early when a target was hit with an attack that would fully absorb the shield. Player versus Player
Druid Resolved an issue that caused Thorns to deal damage when the target is struck by unintended spells such as Eye for an Eye, Frost Fever, or Virulent Plague. Restoration Fixed a bug that caused Soul of the Forest to increase the healing of Germination applied by Nourish without being consumed. Fixed a bug that allowed Nourish to apply two copies of Lifebloom to a target. Quests
Flushed out a bug that prevented players from always being properly credited for objectives on "Flush Them Out". Previous hotfixes.
In order to address a bug that caused Open Palm Strikes to stop proccing because the main Fists of Fury target has died, the spell is going to be changed in an upcoming Patch 8.1.5 build to pick a new primary target, similar to how Demon Hunter's Eye Beam works, meaning it will pick the closest thing to you unless you already have a different target.
In the next PTR build*, we’re looking to test this change:
Now, If your primary target of Fists of Fury is dead or despawns, a new primary target will be picked for the purposes of dealing bonus damage to the primary target. It will pick the closest thing to you, unless you already have something else targeted that’s going to be hit by the damage spell. So this is similar to how Eye Beam picks a target. It should also address Open Palm Strikes (Azerite Trait) sometimes stopping proccing because your main Fists of Fury target has died.
*This should be soon, but it may be in the public build following the very next one.
While this may only affect a very small portion of players, we have some blue posts dealing with faction changing and unlocking the new 8.1.5 Allied Races.
If you're planning to switch factions and wonder how that's going to affect unlocking Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Trolls, keep in mind that:
Reputations will switch over, meaning if you're Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty, your reputation standing with The Zandalari Empire should be Exalted after the transfer as well (needs confirmation). The same goes for 7th Legion/Honorbound. You will be automatically Exalted, although you will have to complete the whole War Campaign on the new faction again. A Nation United an Zandalar Forever! achievements do not transfer and you must complete your faction's entire story to get the achievement. Find out more about the upcoming Allied Races in our Patch 8.1.5 content hub.
I’ve completed all the above on my only 120 character. If I was to faction change to alliance now, would I still be able to unlock Zandalari, or do I need to wait till the unlock quest chain is live before faction changing?
Sorry for the delay, but I got some details related to characters that swap factions and these requirements! If you do a faction change your reputations will switch over but quest completion does not, so if you want to qualify to unlock the kul tiran/zandalari you will need to do the main storyline for that continent and faction.
Note that for the War Campaign aspect, if you got to exalted with 7th Legion/Honorbound then you can just do all the chapters without any delays to gain more reputation.
The Zandalari Troll racial ability Embrace of the Loa requires the character to make an offering near a shrine within Dazar'alor to gain one of its passive effects. Talking to guards in Dazar'alor will mark the shrine location on the map and the effect can be reset every 5 days.
One of the Zandalari racials is really unique and requires player interaction. You're going to find 6 shrines in Dazar'alor and making an offering near a shrine will activate one passive effect for your character which can be changed every 5 days.
Embrace of the Loa - Choose your Loa by making an offering at Loa Shrines around the world. Each Loa offers unique powers. Guards in Dazar'alor will tell you where Shrines can be found.
Check out our Patch 8.1.5 content hub to learn more about Zandalari Trolls!
Shrine of Akunda
Shrine of Bwonsamdi
Shrine of Gonk
Shrine of Kimbul
Shrine of Krag'wa
Shrine of Paku