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Patch 8.1 Hotfixes: January 22nd + Clarifications

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Update: We have a tweet from the devs clarifying the 50% nerf to Azerite traits in PvP, noting that it supercedes all previous individual nerfs:

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Here come the first hotfixes of the new patch (which, for some reason, isn't patch 8.1.5, or 8.1.1 for that matter...) featuring a flat 50% nerf to ALL Azerite traits in PvP, Mythic+ changes in the form or Fortified and Bolster affixes not affecting Reaping ghosts and the Motherlode getting some enemy forces tweaks, as well as some invisibility potion changes.

Blizzard LogoJanuary 22 (source)

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fortified and Bolster Bolster will no longer increase the health of the Reaping ghosts.
  • The MOTHERLODE!!
    • Fixed an issue causing Venture Co. Earthshapers to count double towards Enemy Forces criteria on Mythic Keystone difficulties. Slightly reduced the total Enemy Forces count.

Items

  • Potions that grant the player Invisibility (such as Demitri's Draught of Deception Demitri's Draught of Deception ) now place a 5-minute cooldown on all other potion types (was 10 minutes). The shared cooldown time for invisibility potions remains 10 minutes.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Tome of Town Portal Tome of Town Portal from being properly affected by Seafarer’s Hearth.

Player versus Player

  • Every portion of Azerite powers that scale with item level have been reduced by 50% in PvP.
    • Developers’ notes: This addresses how the additional new ring of traits affects power in PvP. The change includes all spec- and class-specific traits, as well as all multi-class traits, regardless of which ring they’re on. This change also overwrites all previous reductions to Azerite Traits in PvP that occurred during Season 1, as they will all now have their reduction set to 50% effectiveness. Non-scaling and non-stacking effects are unaffected by this adjustment.
  • Resolved an issue that caused Sinister Gladiator's Maledict Sinister Gladiator's Maledict to not strike enemy players who have moved out of line of sight after the initial activation of the trinket.

Quests

  • Players on "The Lord Admiral's Lament " while on the Saurfang questline should now be able to see Isabella.
  • Quartermaster's Bounty ”, in which you turn in 10 Quartermaster's Coins to get a Battleborn Sigil, is now a weekly repeatable quest.

 

Previous hotfixes.

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I know this maybe irrelevant but I thought with the introduction of the 5th ring of Azerite gear we would be allowed to pick 2 traits from the outer ring followed by 1 going towards the center not just 1....may have misread it from a previous article before the patch went live.  If I miss interpret then shame on me I guess :/

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You can pick 2 from the outer ring. My shaman has roiling storm AND dagger in the back which are both outer ring traits

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I'd like to know its intentional or not that you don't get the 5th ring from the azerite rewarded by Incursions. Also they don't seem to be scaling upwards either, still at 370 while my emissary azerite went to 385.

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