World of Warcraft, 20.04.2017

Hotfixes April 19: Artifact Challenge nerfed again

Just right before the weekend, Blizzard has nerfed the Artifact Challenge once again.

Artifact Challenge

  • The difficulty of the Tank Artifact Challenge at the Mage Tower has been adjusted:
    • Highlord Kruul’s health reduced by 10%.
    • Inquisitor Variss health reduced by 10%.
    • Kor’vas Bloodthorn’s health increased by 100%.
    • Nether Horror health reduced by 20%.
    • Tormenting Eye health reduced by 20%.
    • Smoldering Infernals are now summoned less frequently.

Broken Shore

  • When you first activate a portal of any given type with a beacon, it will now last 10 seconds longer.
  • The chance to loot Portal-Stones that can be used to call down powerful Lieutenants has been doubled.
  • The Warden Initiate has received additional training, and can now fly alongside you. She has also learned to use her abilities more frequently and in a smaller area of effect.
  • Players can now vendor excess Sentinax beacons that they don’t wish to hold on to.
  • The Ashtongue Felsmith has become aware of his burning region, and is no longer standing in his forge at Deliverance Point.



  • Fixed a bug that occasionally kept Gon from spawning as expected.


  • Fixed a bug that prevented Rethu’s Incessant Courage from counting certain hostile creatures as valid targets.


  • The flight path between Algen Point (Broken Shore) and Hafr Fjall (Stormheim) has been adjusted to follow a better route.