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Patch 9.2 Hotfixes: March 14th

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Here come the first hotfixes of the week. We have class fixes, Sepulcher and Tazavesh improvements, the announced Great Vault and PvP changes, and a lot more.

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  • Priest
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Implosion would not deal damage to Explosive Orbs (Mythic+ Affix) or totems if the Explosive Orb or totems were the primary target of the Implosion Implosion spell.
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • (4) Set Bonus: Fixed an issue with Avatar Avatar not gaining an additional 10% damage while active.


  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue where using The Mad Duke's Tea The Mad Duke's Tea item without Theotar, the Mad Duke as your active soulbind would incorrectly place The Mad Duke’s Tea on cooldown.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Added a delay between casts of Creation Catalyst Overcharge on the Nascent Servitors in the Catalyst Gardens.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Vigilant Guardian
      • Fixed an issue that broke stealth abilities when the encounter begins.
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener
      • Fixed a targeting issue on Riftmaw and Rend that could be overly punishing towards pets that happen to be in the area-of-effect and are not primary targets of those abilities on Heroic and Mythic difficulty.
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Rend tooltip to not properly display information.
    • Halondrus the Reclaimer
      • Reduced Halondrus’ health by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Planetcracker Beams now spawn in a more consistent location.
      • Seismic Tremors now targets more consistent locations.
    • Anduin Wrynn
      • Grim Reflections are now immune to the effects of Wicked Star for 5 seconds after spawning.
      • Befouled Barrier no longer applies to player pets and guardians.
    • Lords of Dread
      • Fixed an issue where Empowered Chrysalis could cause an Infiltration of Dread target to die when unmasked.
    • Rygelon
      • Fixed an issue which caused the warning visual for Celestial Terminator to not show when Projected Textures are disabled in System settings.
    • The Jailer
      • The release location after the encounter ends has been moved closer to The Jailer.
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Hylbrande health reduced by 5%.
      • Vault Purifier health reduced by 30%.
  • Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder
    • Myza’s Oasis
      • Crowd Control damage reduced by 50%.
      • Security Slam damage reduced by 40%.
      • Players using the drum set cannot be targeted and are now immune to the effects of Crowd Control.
      • Players using the drum set are now immune to the damage effects of Rotten Food.

Items and Rewards

  • Great Vault
    • [With realm restarts] The Attendant's Token of Merit Attendant's Token of Merit has been updated.
      • You may now carry 12 tokens (was 3).
      • You will now receive 2 tokens if you unlocked one Great Vault segment and choose the token reward.
      • You will now receive 4 tokens if you unlocked two Great Vault segments and choose the token reward.
      • You will now receive 6 tokens if you unlocked three or more segments of your Great Vault and choose the token reward.
    • [With realm restarts] Ko’tul in Oribos now offers many new items.
      • Ephemera-Infused Mesh – Add a socket to a Shadowlands Season 3 helmet, necklace, bracer, belt, or ring that does not already have a socket. Costs 6 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Overflowing Chest of Riches – Rewards an average of 3,000 gold. Costs 3 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Certified Vouchsafe – Increase your Renown with your current covenant by 1, up to the cap of 80. This item is bound to Battle.net account. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Bottled Night Sky – Rewards 25 Genesis Motes, used for Protoform Synthesis. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Treatise on Patterns in the Purpose – Rewards 40 Cyphers of the First Ones. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
      • Tribute to the Enlightened – Rewards 150 Reputation with the Enlightened. Costs 1 Attendant’s Token of Merit.
    • Developers’ note: These changes are aimed at improving the feeling of opening your Great Vault even on weeks when, for whatever reason, you don’t see a direct upgrade in the other items you can choose among. We’ve also heard feedback that, as a consolation prize, Attendant’s Tokens of Merit haven’t really felt rewarding enough to erase that frustration. Now in Season 3, we’re making the number of Tokens scale with the number of Vault slots you unlocked, up to a maximum of 6 Tokens per week (from 3 or more unlocked Vault slots). Furthermore, we’re adding additional options to the vendor, including an item that will add a socket to any eligible piece of Season 3 gear.
  • Old Warrior's Soul Old Warrior's Soul trinket now only affects allies within your party and raid.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • [With realm restarts] Tempest Barrier Tempest Barrier’s (Conduit) absorb value reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
    • Fire
      • [With realm restarts] Flamecannon Flamecannon’s (PvP Talent) buff duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 5 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Pyrokinesis Pyrokinesis (PvP Talent) now causes Fireball Fireball to reduce the cooldown of Combustion Combustion by 2 seconds (was 3 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Tinder Tinder (PvP Talent) now reduces the cast time of your next Fireball Fireball by 30% (was 50%).
        • Developers’ note: In Season 3, Fire Mages have been overperforming across all skill brackets in rated PvP, and we will be reducing the power of commonly picked talents to better fit within other spec representation and performance. Additionally, we want to address Fire survivability, as stamina has increased with item level between seasons, and the absorb from Tempest Barrier has scaled higher than we’d like. So, we will be reducing the effectiveness of the conduit. We hope that these changes keep the overall feel of Fire in PvP intact, with a more reasonable power output. We look forward to seeing players unlock Class Set and double Legendary bonuses, and we will continue to monitor PvP balance as the season progresses.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • [With realm restarts] The healing increase to Maelstrom Weapon Maelstrom Weapon provided by Focused Lightning Focused Lightning (Conduit) has been decreased by 70% while engaged in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: During the development of Eternity’s End, we provided a substantial increase to the effectiveness of the Focused Lightning conduit, targeted at bringing it in line with the damage potential of other potency conduit options. However, the healing provided by this conduit has increased Enhancement Shaman’s instant healing capabilities beyond what other similar non-healer specializations can bring to the table in PvP. A change to the healing portion of the conduit should allow other parts of the Enhancement Shaman healing kit to remain strong, and not affect the recent damage throughput increase to Focused Lightning.


  • Mawrats on the “Fleet-Footed and Fastidious” quest should appear more frequently.

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