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Patch 5.2 hotfixes for March 7

Anne Stickney

Blizzard has been pretty swift with the hotfixes this time around -- hot on the heels of the last group of hotfixes comes another batch. These hotfixes address a few class issues, but focus primarily on raids and quests. Included are a few welcome fixes for players experiencing lockbox drama or buggy farms.
  • Players can no longer roll need on Ghost Iron and Elementium Lockboxes -- they've been changed to greed roll only.
  • The issue causing Occupied Soil on Sunsong Ranch to remain occupied even after Vermin had been removed has been fixed. Rejoice!
  • Primal Diamond and Serpent's Heart no longer require an anvil to craft.
Read on for the full list of hotfixes.

  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Glyph of Chimera Shot will now properly increase the healing from Chimera Shot from 5% to 7%.
  • Monk
    • Chi Spheres are no longer consumed by the Monk when they are at full Chi.
    • Spear Hand Strike now properly causes the target to be locked out of the school of the interrupted spell.
  • Priest
    • Holy/Discipline PvP 4-piece set bonus will no longer reduce the cooldown of Silence incorrectly.
  • Cleaning House: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Fizzy Yellow Alemental and complete the quest.
  • Giant Dinosaur Bone: This quest is now a proper daily quest and can only completed once each day.
  • Plunder the Black Temple: Door to the Den of Mortal Delights should now open properly when the player reaches the appropriate step in the quest.
  • The Warren-Mother: Players should now be able to obtain credit for defeating Chaufa and complete the quest.
  • Where are My Reinforcements?: Players should now be able to receive completion credit after speaking with Ban Bearheart.
  • Ra'sha now scales their health based on the number of players they're engaged in combat with.
  • Zandalari Prospect now properly drop loot.
Pet Battles
  • Experience gains from winning a Pet Battle have been reduced.
  • Heirlooms and experience buffs will now correctly increase the amount of experience gained from winning a Pet Battle.
  • A brief explanation and list of exact changes to Pet Battle experience could be found here.
Raids, Dungeons and Scenarios
  • Ghost Iron Lockbox and Elementium Lockbox are no longer eligible for need rolls.
  • The appropriate number of tier tokens should now drop for 25-player normal and heroic difficulties.
  • Mogu'shan Vaults
    • Patroller's Girdle of Endless Spring should no longer appear in Cache of Mogu Riches for Druids.
    • Nullification Barrier once again negates the shield thrown by Feng the Accursed.
  • Heart of Fear
    • Blade Lord Ta'yak and Wind Lord Mel'jarak as well as their minions are now affected by the Klaxxi Resonance debuff.
  • Throne of Thunder
    • The Mistweaver ability Revival will no longer dispel players who have any of the following effects:
      • Primordius: Clear Mind, Fully Mutated, Improved Synapses, and Thick Bones
      • Durumu: Dark Parasite
      • Jin'rokh the Breaker: Ionization
    • Crazed Storm-Caller should now be able to use the spell Storm Energy.
    • Roaming Fog should no longer cause Druids to drop out of shapeshift form.
    • Spirit Flayers now despawn when Stormbringer Draz'kil is defeated.
    • Spiritfire Beam will now only jump to targets less than 3 yards away.
    • Torment now has a duration of 10 seconds.
  • Season 13 one-handed weapons, excluding the Spellblade and Gavel had their cost reduced from 2250 to 1750 Honor or Conquest points respectively.
  • Players taking periodic damage while in PvP should no longer stand up while eating or drinking.
  • Big Zokk Torquewrench is going on a short leave of absence to take care of unfinished business.
  • Jewelcrafting
    • Primal Diamond no longer requires an anvil to craft.
    • Serpent's Heart no longer requires an anvil to craft.
  • Mistlurker Helm, Mistborne Hood, Mountainscaler Hide Helm, and Mountainscaler Satin Hood should display the item information correctly and appear when worn.
  • Overgrown Lillypad now works when on the Isle of Thunder.
  • Thunder Caressed Waistguard now gives a bonus to Expertise instead of Parry.
Sunsong Ranch
  • The way to obtain Work Order quests on the Sunsong Ranch farm has changed. The quests will be given while harvesting crops, or by interacting with the drop-off crate.
  • Fixed an issue where players could be placed into the incorrect phase after abandoning the quest, "Inherit the Earth".
  • Fixed an issue where Occupied Soil would sometimes not update correctly or become non-interactive after clearing the associated Squatting Virmen.

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