WoW Hotfixes - 7 May

How can I express my disappointment:

1 month and a half with 0 class or dungeon tuning.

You guys were doing such a great job. Why stop now?

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actually true, they just stopped doing it… first they said it’s because of christmas but still no tunings at all

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I am gonna complain again because this is absolutely incomprehensible:

What is going on with SoD? WHY on earth do they get balance tuning paches all the time.

Retail… ZERO… what… is… going… ON !

PLEASE: Either start tuning again, OR, at-least communicate what your plans are.

February 26, 2024


  • [With realm restarts] The maximum number of Follower Dungeons that a player can enter in a 24-hour period has been increased to 50 (was 10).
  • The presence of Followers in dungeons no longer decreases the XP earned by the human players.

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue preventing Arathi Blizzard from being queued.

Hotfix DHs, who cares about Follower Dungeons :melting_face:

no mmr buff, just sad

Hello i like your idea

Weekly question:

You guys were doing an amazing job tuning specs and dungeons.

What happened for the past 2 months? Why do you leave us in the dark like this…

If you wont tune anything, atleast say that. And why.

MDI happened. (Tin foil hat)

Edit: I wonder why the only hot fixed we got were bug fixes after the MDI and/or streamers exploited them :thinking:

That is absolutely horrendous.

Simply put, we will get balance tuning on the weeks its most annoying to push keys. On awesome weeks (this one)… NADA…


March 5, 2024


  • Darkheart Thicket
    • Addressed an issue where Strangling Roots will still spawn even if Oakheart is defeated while casting the spell.
    • Addressed an issue where Crushing Grip will go off if the boss is defeated while gripping a player.
  • The Everbloom
    • Addressed an issue where Infested Icecaller’s Cold Fusion can target pets.
  • Waycrest Manor
    • Addressed an issue where some Jagged Hounds are not damaged by Wildfire.
    • Wildfire now only damages creatures in combat.

Player versus Player

  • Verdant Aspirant’s Wand is now purchasable from Seltherex.





Weekly request asking:

Why no tuning to spice up the meta? Why 3 months of nothing?


cant wait to test this out as fury warrior hope ill get some wins now :slight_smile:

So you have buffed ret again great to see but too late in the season now lets hope our single target damage is reasonable now

i like it a lot

March 12, 2024


  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Rejuvenation healing increased by 12%. Does not affect PvP combat.
  • Evoker
    • Preservation
    • Developers’ notes: Preservation has been underutilized lately, in part due to the range restrictions of the specialization. To help compensate for that, we’re increasing the healing and defensiveness of Preservation so they can traverse the battlefield more easily and safely.
      • Time of Need clone’s overall healing increased by 100%. Time of Need clone’s Living Flame healing increased by 16%.
      • Live-Giver’s Flame heals for 40/80% of damage done (was 35/70%).
      • Inherent Resistance reduces magic damage taken by 4/8% (was 2/4%) for Preservation Evoker.
      • Attuned to the Dream increases healing done and received by 3/6% (was 2/4%) for Preservation Evoker.
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • All damage dealt by you and your pets abilities increased by 3%.
    • Survival
      • All damage dealt by you and your pets abilities increased by 3%.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Flurry damage increased by 25%.
      • Waterbolt and Water Jet damage increased by 25%.
      • Frostbolt damage increased by 10%.
      • Ice Lance damage increased by 5%.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • All healing reduced by 6%. Does not affect PvP combat.
      • Sheilun’s Gift healing increased by 6%.
      • Jadefire Stomp healing and damage increased by 6%.
      • Expel Harm healing increased by 6%.
  • Rogue
    • Subtlety
      • Eviscerate damage reduced by 6%. Does not affect PvP combat.
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • All damage increased by 3%. Does not affect PvP combat.


  • Black Rook Hold
    • Addressed an issue where Amalgam of Souls can trigger 2 soul burst simultaneously if the last Restless Soul is absorbed at 15% Health.
  • Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall
    • Addressed a Blight of Galakrond issue where Blight Seep left behind by a previous enemy will stop inflicting damage when the enemy is no longer in combat.

Players versus Player

  • Fixed an issue that caused Light’s Protection, Soulburn: Drain Life, Icy Feet’s lockout effect, Master of the Elements, and Fury of Elune to be vulnerable to enemy purge effects.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Havoc
      • Demon Hide (talent) physical damage reduction is now 3% (was 5%).
      • Scars of Suffering (talent) Versatility bonus reduced to 2% (was 4%).
      • Illidari Knowledge (talent) Magic damage reduction is now 3% (was 5%).
      • Will of the Illidari (talent) max health bonus reduced to 3% (was 5%).
      • Essence Break (talent) damage bonus for Chaos Strike/Blade Dance reduced to 40% (was 50%).
      • Resolved an issue that prevented the 50% PvP reduction to the Throw Glaive cast by Screaming Torchfiend’s Brutality (2-piece) from being applied.
  • Druid
    • Adaptive Swarm can no longer be cast during arena or battleground preparation.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Well-Honed Instincts debuff to not clear upon the start of a PvP match.
    • Feral
      • Frenzied Regeneration is no longer reduced by 37.5% for Feral and Balance Druids in PvP combat. Restoration druids’ Frenzied Regeneration remains reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Wild Attunement no longer activates when Cyclone is cast on an immune target.
    • Restoration
      • Fixed an issue that caused Reforestation stacks to persist past the starting room in PvP instances.
      • Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Resin to apply to the Restoration Druid if heal over time effects were dispelled after being spell stolen.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Kill Shot damage increased by 25% in PvP (was 10%).
    • Survival
      • Raptor Strike damage increased by 5% in PvP (was 11% reduced).
      • Mongoose Bite damage increased by 5% in PvP (was 11% reduced).
  • Mage
    • Ring of Fire (PvP Talent) now deals 18% of its target’s health over 6 seconds (was 24%).
    • Arcane
      • Prismatic Barrier now reduces magic damage taken by 10% (was 15%) and reduces the duration of incoming magic effects by 15% (was 25%) in PvP combat.
    • Fire
      • Fevered Incantation now increases Critical Strike damage by 1% (was 2%) per stack in PvP combat.
      • Meteor’s damage increased by 30% (was 11%) in PvP combat.
      • Fireball’s damage increased by 35% (was 18%) in PvP combat.
      • Scorch damage increased by 300% (was 200%) in PvP combat.
      • Fire Blast damage is now reduced by 8% (was 14%) in PvP combat.
      • Living Bomb damage increased by 800% (was 440%) in PvP combat.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Vivify healing decreased by 10% (was 20%) in PvP combat.
      • Invigorating Mist healing increased by 12% in PvP combat.
      • Soothing Mist healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.
      • Soothing Mist (Jade Serpent Statue) healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Denounce (PvP talent) damage increased by 70%.
      • Judgment damage increased by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Greater Judgment absorb increased by 30% in PvP combat.
  • Priest
    • Discipline
      • Smite damage increased by 25% in PvP combat.
      • Atonement healing increased by 8% in PvP combat.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • Float Like a Butterfly (talent) effectiveness is now reduced by 50% in PvP combat.
      • Precision Shot (talent) damage reduction is now 3% (was 5%) in PvP combat.
      • Take Your Cut (PvP talent) haste granted reduced to 10% (was 15%) and duration reduced to 10 seconds (was 12 seconds).
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Healing Surge healing is now increased by 25% in PvP combat.
  • Warlock
    • Soulburn: Demonic Circle now lasts 4 seconds in PvP Combat (was 6 seconds).
    • Soulburn: Demonic Circle now increases movement speed by 30% in PvP combat (was 50%).
    • Call Observer health reduced to 6% of Warlock’s health (was 8%) and Laserbeam damage reduced to 8% of enemy health (was 10%).
    • Destruction
      • Flame Rift damage from the Amirdrassil 4-piece set bonus is now reduced by 30% in PvP combat.
  • Warrior
    • Cacophonous Roar damage threshold is increased by 100% (was 200%) in PvP combat.
    • Arms
      • Execute damage increased by 25% in PvP (was 15%).
    • Fury
      • Execute damage increased by 65% in PvP (was 50%).

March 20, 2024


  • Afflicted cast time increased to 12 seconds (was 10 seconds).
  • Incorporeal now spawns closer to the group’s general location.
    • Developers’ notes: The changes above were originally intended for Dragonflight Season 4, but we decided we’d prefer to have players to experience them sooner.
  • Addressed an issue where Afflicted Cry’s debuff duration was increased by 2 seconds instead of its cast time.


  • Fixed an issue that could cause raid bosses to not drop tier tokens as expected.
  • Fixed an issue where items from the Cache of Overblooming Treasures awarded from the Superbloom were dropping at a lower item level and upgrade track than intended.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some mounts, such as the Auspicious Arborwyrm or the mounts associated with the Dragonflight achievement A World Awoken, from being accessible to players who previously earned them.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some gear to unintentionally become as powerful as it will be when Season 4 starts.
    • Developers’ notes: We’ve set these pieces back to their Season 3 item levels for the remainder of Season 3.


  • Players can now view the Plunderlord’s Finery Transmog Set on their retail characters as they work towards earning all the pieces during the Plunderstorm event.

March 21, 2024


  • Player matchmaking ratings (MMR) have been adjusted so that players should find themselves in better matches with continued play.
  • Fixed a bug that caused plunder dropped by players on death to unintentionally despawn when the killed player left the match.
  • Players are now immune to knockbacks when standing near Da’kash Grimledger in the preparation area.
  • Adjusted experience gained when playing Duos and fixed a bug that was increasing experience gain at level 3.
  • Fire Whirl Movement speed bonus reduced to 70% across all ranks (was 140%).
    • Developers’ notes: Our goal is to balance Fire Whirl’s effectiveness relative to the performance of other offensive spells without detracting from the effectiveness of other utility spells.
  • Star Bomb cast time reduced to 2 seconds across all ranks (was 2.25 seconds).
    • Developers’ notes: We’d like to improve the effectiveness of this ability.
  • Toxic Smackerel cooldown reduced at ranks 1, 2, and 3. Rank 4 unchanged.
    • Developers’ note: This is intended to ensure this ability is more in-line with expected power at early levels.
  • Explosive Caltrops trap radius increased by 40%.
    • Developers’ notes: The traps placed by Explosive Caltrops are intended to counter close-range aggression, but this felt a bit inconsistent because the traps were smaller than intended.
  • Lightning Bulwark channel time increased to 2 seconds (was 1.25 seconds).
    • Developers’ notes: Our goal here is to extend the potential window for counter play opportunities.

No offence.

But what about retail? Any class tuning things going on?