Tonight, we've got another round of hotfixes courtesy of Zarhym (community manager), who posted them to the official Warcraft blog. Along with what should be a welcome change to Zul'Aman for healers, there are a handful of class changes related to one particular raid encounter:
  • In Zul'Aman, Akil'zon's Static Disruption will no longer chain if players are more than 5 yards apart. Not only that, but he'll only cast it every 12 seconds, up from 5. Healers rejoice!
  • Death Knights can now cast Death and Decay correctly on Cho'gall's trapdoor.
  • Druids will note that Efflorescence's effects will now heal targets standing on Cho'gall's trapdoor.
  • Paladins can now cast Consecration on Cho'gall's trapdoor.
We've really got it in for Cho'gall's trapdoor. Follow after the break for the full list of hotfixes.


Zarhym

May 2

  • Classes
    • Death Knights
      • Death and Decay can be cast correctly on Cho'gall's trapdoor (or other transports).
    • Druids
      • Efflorescence will heal targets standing on Cho'gall's trapdoor (or other transports) regardless of the druid's location.
    • Paladins
      • Consecration can be cast correctly on Cho'gall's trapdoor (or other transports).
    • Rogues
      • The energy gained from both ranks of the Murderous Intent talent is now properly applied immediately after Backstab consumes energy.
    • Shaman
      • The internal cooldown of the mana effect from Water Shield has been doubled.
    • Warlocks
      • Due to the damage increase when Unstable Affliction is dispelled post-patch 4.1, the spell power coefficient applied to its dispel damage has been reduced.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Stratholme
      • Players should be able to complete the quest Weapons for War regardless of tradeskill.
      • Zul'Aman
        • Akil'zon's Static Disruption will no longer chain if players are more than 5 yards apart and is now cast every 12 seconds, up from 5.
        • No non-elite creatures should drop epic loot.
      • Zul'Gurub
        • No non-elite creatures should drop epic loot.
  • Items
    • The Gurubashi Punisher is correctly able to be sent in the mail between characters.
    • Horde players no longer have access to Alliance-only tabards.
  • Professions
    • Archaeology
      • The new rare Archaeology items should now correctly grant skill-ups when crafted.
  • PvP
    • Player should no longer have issues resurrecting and using graveyards in Battlegrounds under certain conditions.
  • Quests & Creatures
    • Mount Hyjal
      • Twilight Juggernauts are now immune to Death Grip and cannot be moved from their location without being engaged. Players are still able to engage and kill the creatures while on the quest Disassembly.
    • Stonetalon Mountains
      • Deepmoss Webspinners are now properly exiting combat.
      • The quest item Krom'gar Flame Thrower for the quest Ashes to Ashes is now zone-bound.




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