WoW Patch 4.3 Hotfixes (Dec 2)


The following hotfixes was implemented on December 2. It addressed and fixed some of the main issues with the new patch 4.3: Hour of Twilight such as Master Looter abusing Looking for Raid items distribution and players being able to obtain ineligible items through trades.


Posted by Blizzard

  • General
    • The Looking-For-Dungeon / Looking-For-Raid system should now properly assign classes to the roles that are most needed, as long as those roles are selected. It should no longer confine them to Tank/Healer/DPS priority if other roles are in short supply.
    • Master looter can no longer assign items in Looking-For-Raid groups to players that are already locked to that boss for the week.
    • Players should be unable to trade loot they got from Looking-For-Raid encounters to players that are loot locked to that boss.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Raise Ghoul, Blood Tap, Empower Rune Weapon, and Army of the Dead no longer benefit from the cooldown reduction and the duration increase from the buff Last Defender of Azeroth.
    • Druid
      • Druids can no longer cast Barkskin while Hexed.
      • Frenzied Regeneration is now correctly healing for 0.30% health for each point of Rage consumed and matches the amount in the tooltip.
      • Efflorescence should now correctly heal if the Swiftmended heal is absorbed by effects like Necrotic Strike.
    • Priest
      • A Priest with Spirit of Redemption who dies as the round is ending in Strand of the Ancients should no longer become permanently stunned for the rest of the game.
    • Rogue
      • Killing Spree should no longer return a script error when only stealthed targets are nearby.
    • Warrior
      • Deep Wounds should now only proc from crits, not passive damage.
      • Bladestorm will now always grant immunity when it is cast.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Well of Eternity
      • Eyes of Peroth’arn should now despawn after the stealth phase.
      • During the Mannoroth encounter in the Well of Eternity, players who drop combat via abilities like Vanish and Invisibility should no longer lose the Gift of Sargeras buff.
      • Displaced Shadowbats should now properly despawn in all situations.
      • Druids are no longer removed from their Shapeshifted form when they gain the Shadowcloak buff.
    • Hour of Twilight
      • Thrall should no longer be able to be killed in the gauntlet leading up to Archbishop Benedictus.
      • Thrall will no longer aggro additional trash packs in the Asira Dawnlayer gauntlet if a player mind controls a mob.
    • Dragon Soul
      • All bosses in Dragon Soul are now awarding both guild XP and reputation when defeated, in normal and Heroic raid difficulties.
      • Hagara
        • Ice Walls now move 15% slower on LFR Raid Finderdifficulty
      • Ultraxion
        • The minimum heal required to activate Essence of Dreams is now 1500, up from 500.
      • Spine of Deathwing
        • Players should no longer get disconnected once they release their spirit after jumping or falling off Deathwing.
      • Madness of Deathwing
        • Deathwing now properly slouches down and becomes attackable for phase two.
        • Corrupted Deathwing should now cast his spells appropriately when switching between platforms.
        • The Madness of Deathwing encounter should will appropriately die, play the end cinematic, spawn his appropriate loot chest, award Valor Points, and despawn when players defeat him.
    • Blackrock Caverns
      • Raz the Crazed’s Furious Swipe should now properly hit enemies.
    • Temple of Ahn’Qiraj
      • All bosses should again reward the expected amount of Brood of Nozdormu reputation.
  • Items
    • The Speaking of Rage proc from all three versions of Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth should no longer miss against opponents of any level, regardless of the player’s Hit Rating.
    • If a player loots a Heart of Flame with a full inventory, the item will be mailed to them.
  • Quests and Creatures
    • Kilix the Unraveler should no longer offer the deprecated quest “All Things in Good Time”.
    • Telenus and Kali Remik no longer offer the deprecated quest “Seek the Farstriders”.
    • Blackhowl Footsoldiers should no longer path under the terrain or path oddly around stairs.
    • The Crystalspire Stone Drake will no longer despawn for players who have engaged Zoltrik Drakebane

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