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A List of All World of Warcraft Hotfixes for the Week of July 13

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Here are all hotfixes that went live from last week up to now on live servers. Check them out if you've missed some!

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JULY 19, 2021

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue with Shackle the Unworthy (Kyrian Ability) not spreading to valid enemy targets.

Covenants

  • Soulbinds
    • Venthyr
      • Nimble Steps (Nadjia the Mistblade) will no longer cause excessive Immunity messages when the target is immune to its movement reduction effect.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Remnant of Ner’zhul
      • Orbs of Torment should no longer be able to sneak in a melee attack.
    • Painsmith Raznal
      • [With regional restarts] Floor spikes created by Instruments of Pain now inflict their damage more closely aligned with the visual effect of the spikes on all difficulties.
    • Guardian of the First Ones
      • [With regional restarts] The Physical damage portion of Obliterate is now correctly increased by Obliterate’s vulnerability effect, and Obliterate’s vulnerability effect has been increased to 5000% on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.
        • Developers' note: On Heroic and Mythic difficulties, the Guardian's Sunder and Obliterate combo is meant to be shared between two tanks. Prior to this change, stringing together multiple immunity effects could allow a single tank to survive the entire encounter; this should no longer be possible. Our goal is to avoid a scenario where the optimal strategy for the encounter involves having only a single tank, unlike all other encounters in Sanctum of Domination.
    • Kel'Thuzad
      • [With regional restarts] Soul Shards will no longer despawn if the target of Soul Fracture is defeated prematurely.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Sylvanas to cast a non-intermission Domination Chains prior to casting the intermission Domination Chains if pushed over the health threshold very close to the cooldown of Domination Chains.
      • Fixed an issue that allowed Thrall to affect Dark Sentinels with a knockback.
      • Bolvar should now more reliably cast Winds of Icecrown on Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that would prevent Mawforged and Mawsworn enemies from granting on-kill procs.
      • Fixed an issue where Merciless could spawn an unreliable number of zones.
      • Fixed an issue that could cause players to teleport to the wrong location at the start of Stage 3.
      • Sylvanas should now move defeated players between platforms after casting Raze.
      • Fixed an issue that could cause Veil of Darkness to be applied to targets but do no damage.
  • Mythic+
    • Tormented Affix
      • Oros Coldheart's Frost Lance should no longer damage or knock back pets.
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • Mailroom Mayhem
      • Fixed an issue where entering The P.O.S.T. while mounted could prevent players from picking up Unstable Goods during the encounter.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Druid
      • Fixed an issue where the Mote of Blood Thirst anima power was increasing the duration of Ravenous Frenzy (Venthyr Ability) with Sinful Hysteria (Runecarving Power) equipped.

JULY 16, 2021

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Fixed an issue preventing allies from gaining the secondary duration increase for Aspect of the Cheetah granted by Cheetah's Vigor (Conduit) when using Hunting Pack (PvP Talent).
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Divine Resonance (Runecarving Power) would not cast Holy Shock while sitting.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fel Obelisk (PvP Talent) will now affect all Warlock class spells, including glyphed versions of their summon spells, Summon Vilefiend (Talent), and Call Fel Lord (PvP Talent).

Covenants

  • Soulbinds
    • Necrolord
      • Fixed an issue where Plague Deviser Marileth’s Undulating Maneuvers broke crowd control effects through delayed damage.
    • Night Fae
      • Fixed an issue where Korayn's Hold the Line was taking longer than 5 seconds to trigger.
      • Fixed an issue where Niya's Swift Patrol would disrupt the timing of auto-attacks.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • Mailroom Mayhem
      • Unstable Goods that are on the ground are no longer automatically picked up when players approach, and instead must be clicked on to pick them up. Unstable Goods that are thrown can still be caught by other players if they're not already carrying Unstable Goods.
        • Developers’ note: Since Tazavesh opened last week, many players have struggled to consistently pick up Unstable Goods. This issue has proven particularly elusive to track down, but we believe we've isolated the cause and are trying out a fairly substantial change to address it.

Items and Rewards

  • Shards of Domination
    • Shard of Zed now only triggers in combat.
    • Shard of Zed now only triggers from class abilities.
      • Developers’ note: This will prevent it from triggering when using many items which are generally inconvenient for it, like Invisibility Potions.
    • Shard of Zed now more smartly filters what targets it attempts to drain life from.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Druid
      • Fixed an issue where Celestial Spirits (Runecarving Power) could unintentionally reduce the cooldown of Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae Ability) to 0 seconds when equipping multiple Coalesced Spirit Droplet anima powers in Torghast, Tower of the Damned.

JULY 15, 2021

Classes

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Star Burst (PvP Talent) will no longer create stars inside the starting areas of battlegrounds and arenas.

Covenants

  • Soulbinds
    • Bonesmith Heirmir
      • Fixed an issue where area-of-effect spells were not granting multiple stacks of Carver's Eye for multiple targets.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Adjusted the location where players enter the raid when an instance is restored.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Added a visual to Veil of Darkness to indicate the debuff jump radius.
      • Reduced the intensity of Banshee's Fury visual.
      • Mawforged Summoner's Curse of Lethargy now prefers targets who are not afflicted with Mawforged Souljudge's Crushing Dread.
      • Riven Debris no longer affects player pets and guardians.
      • Resolved an issue which caused Domination Arrows to have too high of health on large raid sizes.
      • Resolved an issue where Ruin could begin casting at the wrong position.

Items and Rewards

  • Fallen Charger will now drop an appropriate amount of Maw loot, such as Stygia, Ve'nari Reputation, and a chance for a Korthian Armament.
  • Fallen Charger will now incur the daily loot lockout when you kill it. With this change, we’ve increased the drop chance of the Reins of the Fallen Charger by 3x.
  • Resolved an issue which made it possible for the Shards of Domination Rune Words Chaos Bane and Blood Link to work outside of the Maw, Korthia, Torghast, and Sanctum of Domination.

Burning Crusade Classic

  • The Hellfire Peninsula buffs Nazgrel's Fervor and Trollbane's Command are no longer removed upon entering a Hellfire Citadel dungeon.

JULY 14, 2021

Classes

  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Fixed an issue with Mirrors of Torment (Venthyr Ability) not always granting the Arcane Empowerment (PvP Talent) Clearcasting effect in PvP combat.
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Divine Resonance (Runecarving Power) was engaging enemies regardless of combat state.
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue where Divine Resonance's (Runecarving Power) targeting was not accurate.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Holy Light from gaining the full benefit from the Paladin's Mastery bonus while under the effect of Divine Favor (PvP Talent).
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue where Spirit of Redemption was not properly resolving after Podtender (Dreamweaver Soulbind).
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Fixed an issue with Sinful Surge (Runecarving Power) not always extending the duration of your Colossus Smash on the primary target while active on multiple targets.

Creatures and NPCs

  • [EU realms only] Vendors for Warlords of Draenor Timewalking should now be active for the duration of the event.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Painsmith Raznal
      • Blackened Armor duration reduced by 4 seconds in Stages 2 and 3 on Mythic difficulty.
      • Flameclasp Trap will no longer be cast when he is about to transition into Stage Two.
      • Shadowsteel Chains now prefer ranged players.
      • Fixed an issue where players using a Demonic Gateway could be incorrectly hit by certain abilities.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Dispelling Mawforged Souljudge's Crushing Dread now dispels all stacks.
      • Banshee's Bane is now flagged to be a large aura icon on unit frames.
      • Fixed an issue where a player could become stuck and unable to take an Invigorating Field until they reconnect to the game.
  • Mythic+
    • Affixes
      • Tormented
        • Anima Orbs left behind by Tormented Lieutenants are now easier to click and should no longer be visible after players siphon an anima power from it.
        • Corrected the spawn locations of Soggodon the Breaker and Executioner Varruth in Halls of Atonement.

Items and Rewards

  • Added a new reward to Archivist Roh-Suir’s vendor list that will reduce players' Stygia loss in The Maw by 75%.
    • Developers' notes: As the denizens of Azeroth have progressed through The Maw, they've gained powers to thwart most of the Jailer's punishing effects, with the notable exception of losing Stygia upon death. We're making it so that players can now reduce the potential Stygia loss with a new item called Treatise: Bonds of Stygia in Mortals, which will be available at Tier 4 with The Archivists’ Codex.
  • Winds of Winter (Shards of Domination Rune Word) will more accurately record all critical hit values.
  • So'leah's Secret Technique can no longer be used on players outside of the party or raid.
  • The Unchained Gladiator’s Shackles of Malediction trinket effect can no longer be used while Hexed.
  • More of the newest additions to the Black Market Auction House have been added to the Unclaimed Black Market Container, including the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur.

The Maw

  • There are now additional safeguards to ensure players always get credit for completing quests and activating mirrors during the Venthyr Covenant Assault.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • The staked chains that are restraining Heavily Bound Soul Remnants in the Upper Reaches are now quicker to release.

JULY 13, 2021

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Fixed an issue where Mongoose Bite and Serpent Sting were not properly increased in damage by 10%.
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Fixed an interaction between Storm, Earth and Fire and Spinning Crane Kick that dealt more damage than intended.
  • Paladin
    • Fixed an issue where Vanquisher's Hammer (Necrolord Ability) was consuming Divine Purpose (Talent).
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue that could unintentionally allow the primary target of Judgement to be damaged by Lawbringer’s (PvP Talent) effect.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue where Spirit of Redemption was not properly resolving after Forgeborne Reveries (Bonesmith Heirmir Soulbind).

Covenants

  • Soulbinds
    • Necrolord
      • Damage will now remove Sulfuric Emission's (Emeni) fear effect.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Reduced the health of Mor'geth and his Soul Cages by 38%. Additionally, Soul Cages can no longer be Death Gripped.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Eye of the Jailer
      • On Mythic difficulty, using immunities such as Divine Shield could put players in a bad state where they had cleared their Scorn or Ire debuff but may not be able to control what debuff would be reapplied once the immunity wore off. Now using immunities will temporarily immune the damage but will not clear Scorn or Ire debuffs.
    • Soulrender Dormazain
      • Unleashed Tyranny damage reduced by 17% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Echoing Screams now ticks every 2 seconds (was 5 seconds) on all difficulties, with damage proportionally reduced on Normal, Heroic, and Raid Finder difficulties to keep total damage over time unchanged.
      • Echoing Screams damage reduced by an additional 10% on Mythic difficulty.
        • Developers' notes: The bursts of damage from Unleashed Tyranny on Mythic difficulty could combine with Echoing Screams ticks to cause unreasonable damage spikes relative to the healing burden of the fight otherwise. These changes are aimed to smooth out those spikes.
    • Painsmith Raznal
      • Blackened Armor duration has been reduced.
      • Shadowsteel Ember damage reduced by 25% on Normal difficulty.
      • Slightly increased the time it takes for Shadowsteel Embers to reach their impact location on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Extended the encounter’s enrage timer on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Fixed an issue causing Flameclasp Trap to sometimes prioritize tanks over other targets.
    • Kel'Thuzad
      • Dark Evocation will now only be cast once when his energy reaches 40% and will not refresh until the boss regains 100% energy.
      • Reduced the size of the exit portal visual in the Phylactery.
      • Shadow Fissures now appear closer to players.
      • Reduced the number of Frostbound Devoted corpses that are available to revive.
      • Vengeful Destruction now properly functions as a wipe mechanic.
      • The Adventure Guide entry for Glacial Winds now displays the proper health threshold of 20% to begin casting the ability.
      • The Adventure Guide entry for Vengeful Destruction now displays the correct amount of health the Remnant needs to lose in order to interrupt the cast.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • The total damage players must deliver to Sylvanas Windrunner has been reduced by approximately 5% in Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Sylvanas Windrunner now transitions out of Stage 1 at 84% on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
        • Developers’ notes: We felt that players were losing too much uptime due to mechanics, and getting out of the first phase much later than originally anticipated, so this is meant to curtail the length of the encounter without affecting difficulty too much.
      • Veil of Darkness radius has been reduced in the third stage of the encounter.
      • Banshee Wail and Banshee Scream radius reduced.
        • Developers’ notes: Our goal here was to help ease the space constraints imposed by larger raid sizes, without substantially reducing the difficulty of the encounter.
      • Defeated players will now be correctly moved to the first platform at the start of Stage 3.
      • Dispelling Banshee's Bane with single-charge dispels now removes all stacks.
      • Mawforged Souljudge's Lashing Strike initial cooldown increased.
      • Sylvanas Windrunner is now immune to Curse of Tongues.
      • Combat resurrection cooldown timers now take the duration of the mid-fight cinematic into account.
        • Developers' notes: We don't want players to feel like there's a penalty to your battle rez if you skip the cinematic.
  • Mythic+
    • Tormented Affix
      • Oro Coldheart's Biting Cold damage reduced by 25%.
      • Incinerator Arkolath's Melt Soul now increases Fire damage taken by 50% (was 100%).
      • Fixed an issue where Tormented anima powers could proc from non-damaging spells.
  • Mists of Tirna Scithe
    • Tred'ova
      • Fixed an issue that could sometimes cause Mind Link to become stuck on players.
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • Defeating So’Leah when the party is set to raid will now grant credit towards “Tazavesh: Raiders of the Lost Artifact.”
    • Zo'phex the Sentinel
      • Fixed an issue where Armed Security would sometimes not disappear when the encounter is reset.
    • So'azmi
      • Relocators will now move to fixed positions prior to each Shuri cast and remain there until told to move to another fixed location later.

Items and Rewards

  • Shards of Domination bonuses now scale with the level of the associated Shards. More details can be found in this forum thread.
  • Several Sanctum of Domination trinkets have had their power adjusted. All values mentioned here are for the item level 226 version of these items, but higher item level versions have also been updated proportionally.
    • Titanic Ocular Gland now grants 117 of your highest secondary stat (was 112).
    • Tome of Monstrous Constructions now grants your damaging abilities a very high chance to deal 507 additional Shadow damage to your studied foe (was 467).
    • Shadowed Orb of Torment now grants 432 Mastery (was 268).
    • Ebonsoul Vise can now critically strike, is improved by your Haste, and deals damage immediately on application. Its damage over time effect has been reduced to 781 (was 1,324).
    • Salvaged Fusion Amplifier now causes your attacks to have a very high chance to deal 1,290 Arcane damage (was 1,189).
  • The quest items that unlock the covenant flying mounts, Spring Wilderling, Foresworn Aquillon, and Mastercraft Gravewing should now drop for members of their appropriate covenants regardless of Renown level. These mounts will now work the same way as the Necrolord rare Lord of the Corpseflies egg drop works.
  • The Vengeance mount now correctly appears in the Mythic Adventure Guide.
  • The Sanctum Gloomcharger mount now has a chance to drop from The Nine on all difficulties.
  • The Mailemental summoned by the Miniscule Mailemental in an Envelope trinket will be more reliable and have fewer long periods of contemplation.
  • Shaded Stone Statue and Porous Stone Statue now share cooldowns with combat potions.
  • Reaching Combatant now awards the correct Unchained Gladiator’s Greatcloak transmog for the plate set.

Quests

  • Fixed an issue where Tower Inquisitor sometimes would not spawn for the quest “Rule 3: Trust is Earned.”

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Fixed an issue where players who were disconnected from the game were removed from the party.
  • Anima Powers
    • Priest
      • Voidwraith Signet will no longer summon a Void Wraith upon killing a trivial or summoned enemy.
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