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Patch 5.2 hotfixes for April 16


The latest set of hotfixes are here, and as you'd expect, a lot of them relate to the Throne of Thunder raid, the last Raid Finder wing of which opened yesterday in the US, and today in the EU. Amongst the abilities and elements which have suffered nerfs, Durumu will now pause for longer after his "Eye Sores" -- the maze of purple doom -- before starting up his regular attacks again. Tortos' whirl turtles have now had an issue removed where, just occasionally, they would proceed towards the boss at what seemed like a glacially slow speed, even when kicked in a timely fashion!

What's more, there have been several nerfs to heroic boss abilites, which implies that, with the world first race over, heroic progression might not be going quite as quickly as the development team had imagined. Again, these are targeted nerfs to specific abilities, and to a few bugs, such as Iron Qon's champions trying to reposition themselves. However, Heroic Primordius has taken a flat 11% health nerf in both 10-man and 25-man heroic difficulty.

There have also been several adjustments to the procs of the Legendary meta gems, with changes being made to both Clearcasting and Fortitude which should allow them to function correctly. Hit the break for the full changes!



• Glyph of Regrowth should now properly remove the periodic component of Regrowth while active.

• Secrets of the First Empire: Fixed an issue where an excessive amount of Trillium Bars could be removed while completing the quest.
• Securing A Future: Lady Jaina Proudmoore should reappear properly if the player logs out while completing the quest.

• Maturing Raptor should spawn more frequently now.
• Trained Compy should spawn more frequently now.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

Throne of Thunder

Durumu the Forgotten

• Durumu will now have a longer delay before resuming his attacks while the maze of Eye Sores despawn.

Iron Qon

• During the final phase of the encounter, Iron Qon's Quilen champions should no longer try to reposition themselves in 10-player and 25-player Heroic difficulty.
• Reduced the health of Ice Tomb.


• Fixed an issue where players with Daedalian Wings may incorrectly receive the Lesson of Icarus debuff while flying between some of the upper nests.
• Fixed an issue that could cause Fully Mutated players to deal excessive damage to Living Fluids or Viscous Horrors that are under the effects of a Warlock's Immolate.
• Reduced the health of Primordius by 11% in 10-player and 25-player Heroic difficulty.
• Reduced the health of Viscous Horrors by 15% in 10-player and 25-player Heroic difficulty.


• Fixed an issue where certain situations could cause Whirl Turtles to travel more slowly than intended when kicked.
Twin Consorts
• Reduced the health of Lu'lin and Suen by 10% in Raid Finder difficulty.


• Socketing a legendary Meta Gem (Capacitive Primal Diamond, Courageous Primal Diamond, Indomitable Primal Diamond, and Sinister Primal Diamond) to a bind-on-equip helmet now causes the helmet to become soulbound.
• Courageous Primal Diamond should no longer have its Clearcasting effect get overwritten incorrectly, and the Clearcasting effect should no longer activate if the character is not in combat.
• Indomitable Primal Diamond should now properly have a chance to activate the Fortitude effect received from all damage sources, not just from auto-attacks.
• Rune of Re-Origination should now activate its effect more frequently for Hunters.

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