We have a big batch today, with a Guardian buff, Warlock fixes, a Cobalt Assembly XP nerf, as well as plenty of item and quest improvements, mostly focusing on Storm’s Fury.
January 25 (Source)
Protector of the Pack healing bonus to Regrowth and damage bonus to Moonfire has been increased by 60%.
Developers’ note: Previously this talent was gaining extra benefit from various modifiers on the Druid class. With the patch, we changed it to grant the exact bonus listed in the tooltip for clarity and to reduce the swings in value. However, this left the talent feeling a lot weaker, so we’re increasing its spell power substantially to compensate.
Fixed an issue causing Raze to consume extra Tooth and Claw stacks.
Fixed an issue to where the 4pc set bonus, Cruel Epiphany, was being removed when casting Seed of Corruption, causing it to not benefit.
Fixed an issue where Grimoire: Felguard affected the cooldown of Guillotine, Demonic Strength, and Felstorm.
Guillotine, Demonic Strength, and Felstorm now put each ability on cooldown for the appropriate amount of time.
Dungeons and Raids
Vault of the Incarnates
Sennarth, the Cold Breath
Sennarth no longer casts Chilling Blast immediately before entering Phase 2.
Enemies and NPCs
Fixed an issue that caused the rare enemy, Bloodbeak the Ravenous, in Nokhudon Hold to have its health scale with attackers.
Experience granted by enemies associated with the Cobalt Assembly has been greatly reduced.
Developers’ notes: From the start, the Cobalt Assembly was intended to be a max-level feature, and Sundered Flame enemies should not have granted significant amounts of XP. Having a max-level player kill enemies while in a party with lower-level players who stand around and do nothing but receive XP and reputation is not the sort of gameplay we wish to encourage. We’ve adjusted the XP rate, rather than removed it completely, to encourage players to level in more fun, interactive ways, while still leaving this as an option that is no longer the best option.
Items and Rewards
The Falling Star Flinger and Falling Star Catcher can now only be used outdoors.
Thanks to the assistance of a couple Bronze dragons, the Legion timewalking vendor items now reflect the correct item levels.
Removed the holiday requirement for many holiday transmog rewards.
Fixed an issue where using Windscar Whetstone caused other on-use trinkets to remain unusable for several additional seconds past the displayed cooldown.
Player versus Player
Fixed an issue that prevented characters from earning “the Horde Slayer” and “the Alliance Slayer” titles.
Fixed an issue where crafting EZ-Thro Gravitational Displacer would craft ordinary Gravitational Displacers at certain qualities.
The Azure Span
In addition to completing tasks for Big Kinook, players can also earn credit for the quests “Community Feast” and “Aiding the Accord: A Feast For All” by throwing any discovered meat into the pot, or by yelling “Yes Chef!” when given a new task.
Fixed an issue that can cause players to continue to gain stacks of Warmth when at the Temporal Conflux area after the event is over.
Fixed an issue with portal capture so that captures occur faster based on number of nearby players.
Fixed an issue that caused the lighting to rapidly change when entering or exiting a heat source.
“Resisting the Storm” can now be completed when in a raid group.
The HP of all Bosses in the Storm’s Fury event has been significantly reduced.
The HP of the Winter’s Aegis enemies during the Glakis, Winter’s Wrath boss encounter has been significantly reduced.