New WotLK Classic hotfixes arrive, with a big Deep Wounds change and more.
October 14 (Source)
Wrath of the Lich King Classic
Deep Wounds no longer triggers from non-Physical damage, such as the Fiery Weapon enchant.
Developers’ note: Warriors have recently discovered that with the changes to Critical Strike Rating in Wrath, they can now get critical hits on spells quite often, and that those spell critical hits trigger Deep Wounds. Prior to Wrath, Warriors did not get increased spell critical chance from their gear. This discovery has resulted in players changing their enchantments on weapons to low-level enchantments that don’t do much damage, but can trigger Deep Wounds and gain a significant damage increase over intended level 70-80 enchantments. Deep Wounds was never intended to benefit from these enchantments. Because of how Deep Wounds works, this advantage would continue to grow as Warriors gain better gear with more Critical Strike Rating. Additionally, some Warrior players are now looking for additional sources of spell damage from low-level sources, that they could use to gain increased Deep Wounds damage. We feel that this would only become more problematic, so it’s best to resolve it quickly, before a lot of time and resources are invested into it. While it is a creative use of game mechanics, this would eventually be damaging to player and class fantasies, as well as very unintuitive for newer players.
Deadly Gladiator’s Tabard is now purchasable from Arena vendors for the duration of Arena Season 5.
Sapphiron has learned how to fly properly during the air phase.
Morlia Doomwing should now offer flights to eligible players from the Shadow Vault.
Figurine – Emerald Boar trinket will now properly match the player’s level.
Priest Trainers no longer offer the quest to teach Desperate Prayer.
Players can now travel safely on their flying mounts across Valgarde in Howling Fjord.