World of Warcraft, 07.12.2016

Hotfixes December 6: Significant ToV Changes

Let’s start the day with another round of hotfixes. This round brings some notable changes to the Trial of Valor raid: Guarm can not longer be solo-tanked!

Class

Demon Hunter

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes allowed the leech from Soul Rending to persist after Metamorphosis ended.

Hunter

  • Freezing Trap will no longer cause the target’s next cast to fail in certain cases.

Mage

  • Ice Block’s cooldown will correctly reset at the end of an encounter.

Priest

  • You can now activate and deactivate Shadowform while mounted.

Class Halls

  • Players who were unable to submit Artifact Knowledge Work Orders should now be able to again.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Players in a dungeon during a server shutdown should no longer receive the Deserter debuff.

Throne of Tides

  • Fixed a bug that was causing Mindbender Ghur’sha to be non-interactable.

Trial of Valor

  • The Patient Zero achievement should now be obtainable, as intended.

Guarm

  • Increased the radius of Guarm’s Multi-Headed from 8 yards to 30 yards on Mythic difficulty.
  • Decreased Guarm’s health by 5% on Mythic difficulty.

Developers’ Notes: The Mythic difficulty change to the Multi-Headed mechanic is intended to require the use of 2 tanks on the encounter. We also slightly reduced Guarm’s health alongside this change in order to minimize the effect on groups that were accustomed to only using 1 tank. This is already active in the NA/ANZ region, and will take effect in other regions with their weekly restarts.

Helya

  • The magnitude of Corrupted Axion’s healing absorb now properly scales down as the size of a raid decreases from 30 players to 10 players.
  • Resolved an issue that would cause Fetid Rot from targeting more players than intended on non-Mythic difficulties.
  • Reduced the health of several enemies in the Helya encounter on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
  • On non-Mythic difficulties, Adjusted Orb of Corrosion no longer targets Helya’s tank targets, similar to its behavior in Mythic difficulty.

Odyn

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Odyn to sometimes cast a lethal Unerring Blast during the final phase of the encounter.

Items

  • Many trinkets available from Timewalking holiday dungeons and vendors have had their effects adjusted to more closely match the power level of Legion trinkets.

Player versus Player

  • Mass Invisibility can no longer be cast on allies holding battleground flags and orbs.

Quests

  • Havi’s message when a player completes “Now That’s Just Clawful” will no longer be displayed to all players in the area.
  • World Quest map markers for Kirin Tor World Quests should now function correctly.
  • During “Barrels o’ Fun”, a swirling holy light now radiates from the barrel that needs to be tracked.
  • Players no longer get roadblocked if they teleport out of Well of the Forgotten after interacting with the Bone Pile for the quest “The Rite of the Executioner”.