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World of Warcraft – September 2018 Patch Notes

Hotfixes


September 26, 2018

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • Coagulated Bloods roaming the halls of Uldir now inflict a maximum of 3 stacks Roiling Blood on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Fixed an issue where the Heartsbane Triad would not be able to cast Claim the Iris if the iris was not in line of sight.
    • Fixed a bug where the player may remain stunned even if Soulbound Goliath’s Soul Thorns on them were destroyed.

Player versus Player

  • Hunter
    • Survival
      • Sticky Tar now properly reduces the target’s melee attack speed and auto-attack damage.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • Fixed a bug that caused Death Wish to only increase damage taken from Physical abilities, instead of all damage as intended.

Warfronts

  • Players who are Away From Keyboard will now be automatically removed from the Warfront.

World Quests

  • Fixed a bug that caused the gryphon mount to disappear and prevent completion of “Saving Xibala”.

Hotfixes


September 25, 2018

Items

  • Fixed some scaling and tuning issues with the Brewmaiden trinkets from the Coren Direbrew.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Laser Matrix should now hit targets that are within striking distance of a typical ranged damage dealer, as intended.

Player versus Player

  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Thirsting Blades (Azerite Trait) additional Chaos Strike damage now diminishes per stack of its buff when in combat with enemy players.

Timewalking

  • Fixed a bug that caused Warforged Timewalking items to not have the intended item level.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Azerite Power from dropping in Timewalking dungeons for players with a Heart of Azeroth.
  • Increased player gear power, and greatly lowered damage and health of many creatures and spells in End Time.
  • Timewalking vendor items now scale to item level 320 at player level 120.
  • Legion Timewalking quests should no longer be offered by Archmage Timear in Dalaran. For the Battle for Azeroth Timewalking quest, seek out Chronicler Shoopa in Dazar’alor or Chronicler Toopa in Boralas.

Hotfixes


September 24, 2018

Achievements

  • The criteria for Azerite AdmiralTell Me a Tale, and Helping Hand should now combine progress from multiple characters on the same account. Please log in on every character that has progress toward these achievements to be credited.

Characters

  • You can now whistle at Cap’n Crackers to have him ride on your shoulder.

Classes

  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Starsurge and Starfall damage increased by 15%.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • All damage increased by 3%.
  • Shaman
    • Tremor Totem should no longer take an unintended amount of additional damage when players attack it.
  • Warlock
    • Destruction
      • Conflagrate, Incinerate, and Immolate damage all increased by 10%.
  • Warrior
    • Fury
      • All damage increased by 6%.

Items

  • Heart of Azeroth
  • Ephemeral Recovery mana increased by 15%.
  • Savior trigger threshold increased to 50% health (was 35%).
  • Death Knight
    • Bone Spike Graveyard damage increased by 100%.
    • Unholy
      • Festering Doom damage increased by 25%.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Eyes of Rage damage increased by 20%.
      • Furious Gaze haste increased by 40% and duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
      • Revolving Blades damage reduced by 35%.
      • Thirsting Blades damage increased by 70%.
  • Vengeance
    • Revel in Pain absorption increased by 20%.
  • Druid
    • Craggy Bark absorption increased by 15%.
    • Masterful Instincts bonuses increased by 10%.
    • Balance
      • Dawning Sun damage increased by 40%.
      • Streaking Stars damage reduced by 40%
      • Sunblaze damage bonus increased by 35% against non-players.
    • Feral
      • Iron Jaws damage increased by 66% against non-players.
    • Guardian
      • Gory Regeneration healing increase increased by 15%.
  • Hunter
    • Rapid Reload damage increased by 25%, and tooltip corrected to read “more than 2 targets”.
    • Beast Mastery
      • Pack Alpha damage increased by 60% against non-players.
      • Dance of Death agility increased by 20%.
    • Marksmanship
      • Unerring Vision critical strike increased by 100%.
      • Focused Fire damage increased by 30%.
    • Survival
      • Blur of Talons agility increased by 65%.
      • Up Close and Personal damage increased by 40%.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Galvanizing Spark damage reduced by 30% against non-players.
      • Explosive Echo damage reduced by 35%.
    • Frost
      • Frigid Grasp intellect increased by 100%.
      • Packed Ice damage increased by 120%, and increased by 45% if used with Splitting Ice. Damage reduced by 50% against players.
      • Glacial Assault proc chance increased to 20% (was 10%).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Burst of Life healing increased by 20%.
    • Windwalker
      • Open Palm Strikes damage increased by 60% against non-players.
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Dauntless Divinity block increased by 20%.
      • Judicious Defense absorption increased by 10%.
    • Retribution
      • Divine Right strength increased by 40%, and duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).
      • Expurgation damage increased by 15%.
  • Priest
    • Depth of the Shadows healing increased by 20%.
    • Holy
      • Blessed Sanctuary bonus increased by 10%.
      • Permeating Glow bonus increased by 15%.
    • Shadow
      • Spiteful Apparitions damage bonus is increased by 75% if you don’t have Auspicious Spirits talent.
      • Searing Dialogue damage increased by 150%.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Poisoned Wire critical strike increased by 50%.
      • Sharpened Blades benefit from having multiple copies of this trait active has been reduced.
    • Outlaw
      • Brigand’s Blitz haste increased by 50%.
    • Subtlety
      • Blade in the Shadows damage reduced by 25%.
      • Sharpened Blades damage reduced by 30% (unchanged in PvP). The benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
      • The First Dance now grants 2 stacks of the buff, and critical strike bonus reduced by 25%.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Strength of Earth damage increased by 60%.
      • Roiling Storm damage increased by 100% against non-players.
    • Restoration
      • Soothing Waters healing increased by 10%.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Executioner’s Precision damage increased by 75% against non-players.
      • Test of Might strength reduced by 15%.
    • Fury
      • Bloodcraze critical strike increased by 100%.
      • Reckless Flurry damage reduced by 25%.
    • Protection
      • Reinforced Plating dtrength increased by 10%.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Dreadful Calling damage increased by 30%.
    • Demonology
      • Forbidden Knowledge damage increased by 66% against non-players, and the benefit of having multiple copies of this trait active is reduced.
      • Umbral Blaze damage increased by 20%.
      • Explosive Potential buff duration increased to 15 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Destruction
      • Accelerant duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).
      • Crashing Chaos damage reduced by 30% against non-players.
      • Rolling Havoc duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).

Player versus Player

  • Razdunk’s Big Red Button now deals 25% less damage in PvP combat.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Last Surprise (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 35% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Druid
    • The healing of Rejuvenation, Swiftmend, and Wild Growth provided by Restoration Affinity is reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Regrowth healing reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Feral
      • Raking Ferocity (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Restoration
      • All Restoration Druid healing reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Focused Growth increases the healing of Lifebloom by 15% (was 25%).
      • Focused Growth reduces the mana cost of Lifebloom by 15% (was 40%).
      • Grove Tending (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Damage done by the Hunter’s pet reduced by 18% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Survival
      • Latent Poison (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Mana regeneration reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Mana regeneration reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Mana regeneration reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 30%).
      • Focused Will decreases damage taken by 10% per stack when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Lava Shock (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 35% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Restoration
      • Rippling Waters healing reduced by 33%.
      • Riptide healing reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Spirit Link mana increased by 50%.
      • Spirit Link now has a 1.5 second cast time and redistributes 25% damage (was 35%).
      • Surging Tide (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Defensive Stance reduces damage dealt by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 10%).
      • Lord of War (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 55% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40% reduced).

Professions

  • Herbalism
    • Herbalists will now receive more Anchor Weed from nodes at rank 2 and 3.

Quests

  • The ability Throw Rock should no longer one-shot targets on “Matchmaker”.

World Quests

  • Resolved an issue that could cause the “Set Sail” to not properly display the quest objective.

Hotfixes


September 21, 2018

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tol Dagor
    • Overseer Korgus’ Incendiary Rounds’ damage and Blast Rounds’ pushback decreased by 25%.

Island Expeditions

  • A new world quest has been added to win one Island Expedition. Click on the map and set sail for adventure!
  • Some Island Expedition achievements have been made account-wide.
  • Resolved additional issues that could prevent players from gaining progress in Island Expeditions for the weekly quest “Azerite for the Horde / Alliance”.

Items

  • Fixed bugs that were preventing Truffles in Stormsong Valley from behaving as expected.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Ablative Shielding is no longer reduced by Stagger.

Player versus Player

  • The Weekly Quest “Something Different” can now be completed by participating in Shado-pan Showdown, as intended.
  • “Something Different” now grants a 340 item level Dread Gladiator piece of gear from the Brawl Footlocker.
  • Players who have already turned in “Something Different” this week can now complete it a second time.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue where the “Pest Problem” did not count towards the Storm’s Wake emissary.
  • There are now a greater number of Ancient Texts that are “Past Due”.

Hotfixes


September 18, 2018

Classes

  • Druid
    • Casting Regrowth with Rampant Growth active and Innervate active no longer grants two stacks of Lively Spirit.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Guardian Spirit can no longer heal for more than 200% of the Priest’s maximum HP.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Scarlet Monastery
    • Scarlet Fanatic’s Hands of Purity no longer deals excessive damage.
  • The Underrot
    • Ticks now do less damage and spawn in smaller numbers.
    • Unbound Abomination now spawns pools of Vile Expulsion around him.
  • Uldir
    • Fetid Devourer
      • Corruption Corpuscle health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.

Island Expeditions

  • The bonus XP reward for completing a normal Island Expedition has been increased.

Player versus Player

  • The PvP Brawl first win of the day now properly awards 40 Conquest.
  • The Seasonal PvP Mount now properly indicates you need Combatant Rated PvP rank or higher to earn it.
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • Earthen Grasp now only affects melee hit chance, and no longer reduces spell hit chance.

Hotfixes


September 17, 2018

Classes

  • Druid
    • Skystep Potion and Lightfoot Potion will no longer drop shapeshifting forms, and shapeshifting while having one of these active will no longer cancel them.
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Last Defender now has a cap of up to 50% reduction in damage taken.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Shrine of the Storm
    • Vol’zith the Whisperer
      • Consume Essence cast time increased by 2 seconds.
      • Abyssal Eruption damage decreased by 20%.
  • Uldir
    • G’huun
      • Bursting Boils should no longer spawn close to the boss.

Items

  • The Frenetic Corpuscle now activates more often.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Arcane Flurry (Marksmanship) buff duration increased to 10 seconds (was 3 seconds), and damage reduced by 45%.
    • Archive of the Titans primary stat increased by 20%.
    • Blood Mist (Feral) damage increased by 125%.
    • Brain Storm (Arcane) Intellect granted reduced by 75%, and duration increased by 100%.
    • Demonic Meteor (Demonology) damage increased by 200%.
    • Feeding Frenzy (Beast Mastery) damage increased by 400%.
    • Firemind (Fire) Intellect increased by 30%.
    • Flashpoint (Destruction) Haste increased by 25%, buff duration increased by 25%.
    • Frozen Tempest (Frost Death Knight) damage increased by 100%.
    • Iron Fists (Windwalker) required targets reduced to 3 (was 4).
    • Laser Matrix damage reduced by 30%.
    • Natural Harmony (Elemental, Enhancement) secondary stat bonuses increased by 40%.
    • Reorigination Array boss kill progress is now counted if the player is dead when the boss is defeated.
    • Shrouded Suffocation (Assassination) damage bonus reduced by 40%.
    • Simmering Rage (Fury) damage increased by 35%.
    • Sudden Onset (Affliction) damage bonus reduced by 30%.
    • Swift Roundhouse (Windwalker) damage bonus reduced by 55%.
    • Thunderous Blast damage reduced by 35%.

Player versus Player

  • Hook Point Arena has reopened for play.
  • Epic Battlegrounds now award bonus Conquest for first win of the day (was the first win of the week).
  • Fixed a bug that caused Enlistment Bonus gained from participating in battlegrounds as a Mercenary to not increase Honor gain from some sources.
  • The absorb granted by Mchimba’s Ritual Bandages is reduced by 55% while engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • The absorb granted by Xalzaix’s Veiled Eye is reduced by 70% while engaged in combat with enemy players.

Professions

  • Hydrocores now have a chance to drop off the final bosses of BfA dungeons in Heroic difficulty.
  • Inscription
    • [With weekly maintenance in each region] The strength of Vantus Runes has been reduced to the same potency they had in Legion.
      • Developers’ notes: Vantus runes are a unique consumable that provide an extra boost when your raid group is focusing on a single boss. But if they’re too powerful, they can create a sense of regression as you try to re-kill the boss without their aid in subsequent weeks.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug where Pa’ku could fail to appear as expected during “Zandalar Forever!”.
  • Collecting Incandescent Duskwings or Crown of Torcali in a group now shares credit on “Alchemy is an Inexact Science”.

Hotfixes


September 14, 2018

Island Expeditions

  • Substantially increased the drop rates for the various bonus rewards, such as transmog items, pets, quest starters, and mounts.

Player versus Player

  • Starting next week, earning 500 Conquest in a week, regardless of the status of your weekly Rated PvP quest, will also make you eligible for a weekly PvP reward chest. It is strongly recommended that you complete a Rated PvP quest this week to ensure your eligibility for the next chest.
  • Weekly Conquest rewards now display the correct item level inside PvP instances.
  • All ranks of Battleborn Sigil and Warlord’s Trophy should now function as intended and are usable on any Dread Gladiator’s item of lower item level.
  • Fixed a bug that made it possible to receive a lower item-level item than intended from PvP bonus rolls.
  • Shaman
    • Fixed a bug which caused the Shamanism versions of Bloodlust and Heroism to be unable to cast while you are the opposite faction in Rated Battlegrounds.

Hotfixes


September 13, 2018

Classes

  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Luminous Barrier’s cooldown correctly resets at the end of a raid encounter.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • Fetid Devourer
      • Reduced melee damage and Shockwave Stomp by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Reduced the health of Corruption Corpuscle and Mutated Mass by 10% on Mythic difficulty.

Player versus Player

  • Players that were affected by a bug that incorrectly granted Season 1 achievements on the first day of the season in American realms can now re-earn their Elite transmog unlocks by finishing an arena or battleground, if they have re-attained the appropriate PvP tier.

World Quests

  • Using Poison Dart on an Ankylodon no longer causes it to sleep so deeply that it doesn’t grant credit for “Cut Off Potential”.
  • Fixed a bug sometimes preventing the completion of “Executioner Blackwell”.
  • Shredded a bug preventing interaction with the Prototype Shredder MK-03 on “Put Away Your Toys”.
  • More Barbedclaw Grizzlys are now present for “The Barbedclaw Flank”.

Hotfixes


September 12, 2018

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Last Surprise no longer gains the benefit of Mastery: Dreadblade twice.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Deathbolt’s damage now only counts up to the maximum base duration of your DoTs.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Scrollsage Nola should no longer be killable, and should safely make it to the water whenever she chooses.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • MOTHER
      • Adjusted Defensive Beams to address an issue that could cause them to sometimes instantly damage nearby players on Mythic difficulty.
    • Mythrax
      • Obliteration Beam no longer targets pets.
    • Vectis
      • Omega Vector periodic damage will now scale based on raid size in Normal/Heroic difficulties.

Items

  • Darkmoon Deck: Squalls will no longer trigger from spells that don’t deal damage, such as Polymorph.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed a bug causing Spark Coil to linger on a player who changed zones.

Player versus Player

  • Hook Point Arena has been temporarily disabled. An issue was discovered causing some players to have an abnormally long load time while zoning into the arena.
  • Cheat death type abilities such as Cheat Death, Purgatory, and Last Resort are now cleared when entering Arenas.
  • Players who have earned Duelist: Battle for Azeroth Season 1 now have the weapon illusion ‘Dreadflame’ unlocked.
  • Player pets polymorphed by Polymorph: Direhorn will no longer be giant baby dinosaurs.
  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Death Chain’s visual no longer lasts longer than its effect.
      • Death Chain will now deal damage to other targets in the Death Chain when Bonestorm deals damage.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Barbed Shot can now be removed by effects that remove bleeds, such as Stoneform.
  • Warrior
    • Execute modified by Death Sentence can no longer be cast out of melee range while rooted.
    • Death Sentence will now only charge to your target when they are under 20% health (35% when talented into Massacre).

Professions

  • Alchemy
    • Reflecting Prism can no longer be used on players under the effects of the Sea Mist Potion.

Quests

  • Grasping Thorns should now despawn when their shapers are killed during “Goldfield’s War”.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue that caused a second set of creatures to spawn in front of Priestess Alun’za for “Atal’dazar: From the Shadows”.
  • Players should now meet with more Bonebeak Scavenger Meat and Brineclaw Meat on “Instant Meat, Ready to Eat”.

Hotfixes


September 11, 2018

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Primal Rage (Command Pet ability) should now correctly reset its cooldown at the end of an encounter.

Items

  • Dread Aspirant’s Emblem and Dread Gladiator’s Emblem maximum health value increased by 55%.
  • Inoculating Extract healing increased by 44%.
  • Lingering Sporepods healing increased by 140%.
  • Mchimba’s Ritual Bandages absorb increased by 190%.
  • Revitalizing Voodoo Totem healing increased by 33%.
  • Xalzaix’s Veiled Eye absorb increased by 190%.
    • Developers’ notes: We re-evaluated our guidelines for budgeting defensive and health-restoring effects in comparison to damage-dealing effects, and concluded that several such trinkets needed a significant increase.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed an issue where Blessed Portents would not trigger from self-inflicted damage.
    • Synaptic Spark Capacitor (Druid) now correctly reduces the damage you take from affected enemies by 5%.
    • Fixed an issue where Wild Fleshrending (Feral Druid) would not increase the damage of Brutal Slash.

Player versus Player

  • Inevitable Demise now functions in PvP.
  • Hunter
    • Command Pet will now properly change to the appropriate ability (Survival of the Fittest, Master’s Call, Primal Rage) when entering Arenas.

Quests

  • Grasping Thorns should now despawn when their shapers are killed during “Goldfield’s War.”
  • Fixed a bug that caused daily Pterrodax raising quests to disappear after entering an instance.

Warfront

  • The Warfront queue now requires a minimum item level of 320.
  • Unlocking the fifth tier of War traits now only requires defeating two unique enemy Warfront commanders (was three commanders).

Hotfixes


September 10, 2018

Classes

[All class changes with weekly maintenance in each region.]

  • Druid
    • Feral
      • All damage increased by 5%.
    • Restoration
      • All healing spells increased by 3%.
      • Rejuvenation mana cost reduced to 10.5% (was 11%).
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • All damage reduced by 5%.
  • Mage
    • Fire
      • All damage increased by 6%.
      • Flamestrike damage increased by 15%.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Holy Light and Flash of Light healing increased by 7%.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Smite damage reduced by 9%.
    • Holy
      • All healing reduced by 3%.
    • Shadow
      • Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch damage increased by 20%.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • All damage reduced by 5%.
      • Deadshot (Azerite Trait) reduced by 20%.
    • Subtlety
      • All damage reduced by 5%.
  • Shaman
    • Restoration
      • Healing Rain healing increased by 12%.
      • Riptide healing increased by 6%.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Summon Darkglare damage reduced by 20%.
    • Demonology
      • All damage increased by 5%.
    • Destruction
      • All damage increased by 5%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • Vectis
      • Omega Vector will last longer with smaller raid sizes, lowering the number of forced Lingering Infection stacks per player.

Items

  • Fixed a bug where some shields and off-hands had a chance to Titanforge. Existing items that have dropped will not change, but new drops of these items should no longer have a chance to Titanforge.
  • Fixed an issue where Rotcrusted Voodoo Doll did not scale correctly with Haste.
  • Darkmoon Deck: Blockades will now shuffle more often based on Haste.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed a bug causing Inevitable Demise to give more additional healing than intended.
    • Inevitable Demise bonus increased by 33%, and the benefit of having multiple copies of the trait active is reduced.

Player versus Player

  • Level 120 Water purchased from vendors is now usable in Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Unrated PvP rewards now have a minimum of item level 300 at player level 120, and will improve with the player’s item level, up to iLvl 325.
  • Druid
    • Feral
      • Rake deals an additional 60% damage in PvP situations while Stealthed (was 100%).
      • Shred deals an additional 35% damage in PvP situations while Stealthed (was 50%).
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Dire Beast: Basilisk now has a 60 Focus cost.
      • Dire Beast: Basilisk damage reduced by 30%.
      • Hunter Pet Basic Attack damage (Smack, Bite, and Claw) reduced by 30%.
      • Aspect of the Beast increases the damage of your pets by 20%, down from 30%.
      • Bestial Wrath increases the damage of you and your pet by 20%, down from 25%.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Deadshot deals 30% less damage in PvP (was 45% less damage).
  • Shaman
    • Riptide healing reduced by 6% in PvP situations.
  • Warrior
    • Arms
      • Deep Wounds damage to enemy players reduced by 25%.
      • Sharpen Blade increases Mortal Strike damage by 15% (was 30%).
      • Lord of War (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 40% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Executioner’s Precision (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 35% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Test of Might (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

World Quests

  • Corrected an issue that caused two sets of enemies to spawn in front of Priestess Alun’za on “From the Shadows”.

Hotfixes


September 7, 2018

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Pestilent Pustules should now correctly trigger Runic Corruption Festering Wounds burst on enemy death.
  • Druid
    • The heal over time from Tranquility is no longer shared between multiple Druids.
  • Mage
    • Multiple Arcane mages Blinking in close proximity should no longer interfere with each other’s use of Displacement.
  • Paladin
    • Hand of the Protector and Light of the Protector’s healing bonus is no longer incorrectly affected by group size in some content.
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Regalia of the Skybreaker 2-piece bonus duration reduced to 1 second (was 3 seconds).
      • Regalia of the Skybreaker 4-piece bonus reduced to 5% increased Flame Shock damage (was 40%), and Critical Strike bonus chance reduced to 20% (was 100%).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Freehold
    • Ludwig Von Tortollan’s shell bounce damage has increased.
  • The MOTHERLODE!
    • Lowered the Enemy Forces requirement for Mythic Keystone completion by 10%.
  • Uldir
    • Fetid Devourer
      • Terrible Thrash damage should now be consistent based on raid size.
    • Zek’voz
      • Orb of Corruption can no longer damage players after Zek’voz has been defeated.
    • G’huun
      • Corrected an issue that prevented Ahead of the Curve: G’huun from being properly awarded.
      • Gibbering Horrors now have less health on Heroic Difficulty.
      • Reduced the damage of Malignant Growth and increased the time between waves of Malignant Growth on Heroic Difficulty.
      • Exploding Corruption now targets 1 player (was 3) on Heroic Difficulty.
  • Siege of Boralus
    • Horde players who have not unlocked the dungeon should not receive a Seige of Boralus Keystone.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Increased the Enemy Forces contribution for Mythic Keystone completion from Heartsbane Runeweaver and Soulcharmer creatures by 50%.
    • Fixed a bug where the Heartsbane Vinetwister wasn’t counting towards Enemy Forces for Mythic Keystone completion.

Items

  • Players who received Khor, Hammer of the Guardian before it was hotfixed to an item level befitting a transmog item have had their powerful version restored.
  • Disc of Systematic Regression should now hit large targets when you are in normal melee range with them.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Ace Up Your Sleeve (Rogue) damage significantly increased.
    • Blade in the Shadows (Rogue) damage provided slightly reduced.
    • Indomitable Justice (Paladin) damage increased.
    • Night’s Vengeance (Rogue) damage increased against non-player targets.
    • Relentless Inquisitor (Paladin) now persists for 12 seconds (was 10 seconds).
    • Sudden Onset (Warlock) damage significantly increased.
    • Thunderous Blast no longer starts with 1 stack of its own buff after delivering its guaranteed critical hit.
    • Zealotry (Paladin) damage increased.

Missions

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing some Champions from properly providing their bonuses when on Missions with Allied Race Troops.

Mounts

  • The Alabaster Hyena should now show up for Horde alts as well as be able to be set as a Favorite Mount.
  • The Mecha-Mogul Mk II should now show up in your mount journal once learned.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed a bug that caused Random Epic Battlegrounds to provide incorrect rewards.
  • Healer mana regen reduced by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Streaking Stars (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Arcane Pressure (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 50% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Galvanizing Spark (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Incanter’s flow increases damage by up to 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 20%).
      • Mana Shield now drains 150% of damage taken as mana when damaged by enemy players and pets (was 50%).
      • Overpowered causes Arcane Power to increase damage by 40% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 60%).
      • Rune of Power increases spell damage by 30% when engaged in combat with enemy players (was 40%).
    • Frost
      • Glacial Spike damage reduced by 20% when attacking enemy players.
      • Concentrated Coolness (PvP Talent) increases Frozen Orb damage by 10% (was 30%).
  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Meridian Strikes (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 60% when when engaged in combat with enemy players.
  • Rogue
    • Sharpened Blades (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 65% when when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Outlaw
      • Deadshot (Azerite Trait) effectiveness reduced by 45% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Turn the Tables increases damage by 10% (was 15%).
      • Dispatch damage reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Killing Spree damage reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Between the Eyes damage reduced by 20% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
    • Subtlety
      • Eviscerate damage reduced by 15% when engaged in combat with enemy players.
      • Phantom Assassin (PvP Talent) increases critical strike by 10% (was 35%).
      • Shadowstrike damage reduced by 10% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Professions

  • Archaeology
    • Arathi Highlands archaeology digsites are not available for players who are in the Warfront version of the zone. Speak to Zidormi to time travel to the previous version of Arathi Highlands.
  • Alchemy
    • Battle for Azeroth alchemy potions are now correctly classified as potions when searched on the Auction House.
  • Inscription
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Uldir Vantus Runes from functioning as expected.

Quests

  • “Confrontation at the Black Temple” can once again be completed.

World Quests

  • Fixed a bug causing Crimson Gnarlvine to go missing on “Kiro’s Desert Flower”.
  • Fixed a bug that improperly prevented completion of some World Quests while the player was dead.

Hotfixes


September 5, 2018

Classes

  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Diabolic Raiment 2-piece set bonus chance to activate reduced to 4% (was 20%).

Items

  • Khor, Hammer of the Guardian is now item level 120 to signify that it is a Transmog weapon.

Island Expeditions

  • Seafarer’s Dubloon items may no longer be used in PvP Island Expeditions.
    • Developers’ notes: We’re looking for ways to use Dubloons in the future, but for the time being, we do not feel that Dubloon use makes for a good experience in a PvP setting.
  • Demolishers and Siege Tanks have been tuned to do less damage, with longer cooldowns on several of their abilities.

Missions

  • Stealth missions now only have two bosses or objectives to counter.

Player versus Player

  • Relentless (PvP Talent) and Hardiness (Orc Racial) no longer stack their Stun duration reduction effects.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the weekly Conquest turn-in quests from being pushed to some players.
  • Bonus Rolls for Rated Arena and Rated Battleground matches will now be removed when leaving the instance.

Professions

  • Engineering
    • The F.R.I.E.D., Organic Discombobulation Grenade, and Thermo-Accelerated Plague Spreader all now require fewer materials to craft. Rank 3 versions of their recipes should now also require fewer materials than Rank 2.
  • Inscription
    • Glyph of the Headhunter has been removed, as it is no longer a viable glyph.

Quests

  • Fixed a display issue when interacting with the Injured Zandalari Soldiers on “The Road of Pain”.

World Quests

  • Fixed a bug causing Ji’arak and Warbringer Yenajz to fail to offer a bonus roll prompt in some situations.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause “Save Our Scrolls!” to go away and not reappear until the player exited and re-entered Torga’s Rest.
  • Sabertron should no longer fail to spawn after you “Kill the Sabertron Technician”.

Hotfixes


September 4, 2018

Azerite Powers

  • Bracing Chill healing increased 10%.
  • Brain Storm’s Intellect increased by 66%. Duration increased to 15 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Everlasting Light healing increased 20%.
  • Fungal Essence healing increased 15%.
  • Gushing Lacerations’ Rip damage bonus increased by 37.5%.
  • Martyr’s Breath healing increased 50%.
  • Niuzao’s Blessing healing increased 100%.
  • Shadow’s Bite damage increased by 170%.
  • Spouting Spirits healing increased 60%.
  • Strength of Earth damage increased by 20%.
  • Fixed Umbral Blaze to address an issue where its periodic damage could not critically strike. Also fixed an issue where its periodic damage would not correctly extend its duration if it was refreshed early.
  • Unbound Chaos should now behave correctly on transports.

Character Services

  • Fixed an issue that prevented some players from reclaiming War Campaign outposts if they moved the character to a new World of Warcraft account.

Classes

  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Windlash correctly ignores armor.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Demons from the Inner Demons and Nether Portal talent now correctly match the Warlock’s level.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Zooka no longer wanders around.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Freehold
    • Ludwig Von Tortollan’s shell bounce damage has been increased.
  • Temple of Sethraliss
    • The Arrow Gauntlet is now less daunting on Mythic difficulty.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Raal the Gluttonous now casts Tenderize earlier and more often. Additionally, his health has been increased.

Items

  • Fixed an issue causing the Briny Barnacle to gain too much benefit from the player’s Haste.
  • Disc of Systematic Regression damage and Vigilant’s Bloodshaper damage reduced by 10%.
    • Developer’s notes — These two trinkets now deal 15% more damage for each additional target they hit, up to 75% increased damage if at least 6 targets are hit. The damage is still split among all targets. Their tooltips will not reflect this change until corrected in a future patch.
  • Marie’s Famous Cookies can now only be used in the outdoor areas of Kul Tiras and Zandalar.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Risen Ravasaur from the Ravasaur Skull Bijou to not be able to critically strike.
  • Fixed an issue causing the healing effect from Siren’s Tongue to not be able to critically heal.

Quests

  • Resolved an issue preventing additional characters on an account from being eligible for Arathi Highlands Warfronts quests.
  • The Nightfallen quest “The Stuff of Dreams” no longer requires defeating Xavius in Emerald Nightmare.
  • Kua’fon should now be available to accept “Nature Versus Nurture” or “Room to Grow”.
  • Torrention will once again arrive to slay you when you retrieve the Thelgen Seismic Record to start “The Floodsurge Core”.

World Quests

  • The number of Forsaken needed to complete “Emergency Management” has been reduced.
  • On “Azerite Madness”, players will now get the correct amount of Azerite based on the number of enemies hit.
  • The Sethrak have grown more courageous and will once again respawn after seeing countless numbers of their friends mercilessly slaughtered. In fact, they’re bringing even more Sethrak in to try to get all the new “Azerite Mining” that’s happening in the area.

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