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Unite and Face the Onslaught of the Dreamsurge

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A new public event, Dreamsurges, will be available with the World of Warcraft Fury Incarnate update on September 5. The growth of a new World Tree is causing the energies of the Emerald Dream to manifest throughout the Dragon Isles. Defeat the chaos brought about by the Druids of the Flame for rewards.

Everything Starts with a Dream

Each week one of the four original zones in the Dragon Isles—The Waking Shores, Ohn’ahran Plains, Thaldraszus, and The Azure Span—will be affected by a Dreamsurge. Every 30 minutes, a major Waking Dream portal will open in the affected zone as a group event. While active, that zone will be granted Dreaming Winds—a 25% increase to experience for players leveling in that area.

Off to Dream Land

To help put you on the right path, seek out Hamuul Runetotem in Valdrakken for the “Surging Dreams” quest. Players can also go directly to the Dreamsurge icon in whichever zone is affected.

Champions must work together to defeat the onslaught by defeating the Druids of the Flame, destroying their altars, and dragonriding through their reinforcements circling above. Once complete, prepare for a fight with a Flame Lieutenant who drops Charred Elemental Remains once he is defeated. During a Dreamsurge, minor Waking Dream portals are also found scattered across the affected zone; these can be defeated by solo players or small groups.

Every 30 minutes while the event is active, a new buff will be selected for that region. Those participating in the event can vote to shape the incoming Dreamsurge, so players will have various useful, powerful, or chaotic buffs.

A Rewarding Dream

Brave defenders can also purchase Champion gear from Celestine of the Harvest with Dreamsurge Chrysalis obtained by completing the weekly Dreamsurge quest, “Shaping the Dream,” which challenges players to collect 100 Dreamsurge Coalescence.

Dreamsurge Coalescence collected by completing activities in the zone, including World Quests, discovering hidden stashes, and uniting to kill rare elites (which also have a chance to drop upgraded gear) can also be used to purchase Veteran gear and more.

May your dreams be bigger than your fears (unless they’re trying to kill you), and we hope yours are filled with adventure, excitement, and a slew of rewards.

Hotfixes: August 16, 2023

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August 16, 2023


  • Time Rifts
    • Rift Boss health now scales down to more appropriate amounts when confronted by fewer than 5 players.
    • The Lich King
      • Remorseless Winter and Defile damage reduced by 50%.
      • Remorseless Winter slow effect reduced by 40%.

Player versus Player

  • Solo Shuffle
    • Runes of the Cinderwolf 2-piece bonus now resets properly in-between Solo Shuffle rounds.
    • Stormkeeper gained by the Elemental Shaman 2-piece set Runes of the Cinderwolf bonus now properly resets between Solo Shuffle rounds.
    • The shared cooldown between Gladiator’s Medallion, Will to Survive, Stormform, Fireblood, and Will of the Forsaken now resets properly in-between Solo Shuffle rounds.


  • Jewelcrafting
    • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused an extra Quality 3 Tiered Medallion Setting to be consumed when adding a socket.

Honor Your Legacy with New Forsaken and Night Elf Heritage Armor

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Honor your legacy with two new Heritage Armor sets—one for undead and one for night elves—with the release of the Fury Incarnate content update. Players will also have new skin colors for undead characters, and night elf characters will have new facial markings and body tattoos to choose from.

Forsaken Heritage Armor and New Skin Customizations

Players level 50 and above can begin their journey toward acquiring the new Forsaken Champion Heritage Armor by speaking to Lilian Voss in the Ruins of Lordaeron and beginning the quest “Unliving Summons.” On completion, you’ll receive the Forsaken Champion’s Attire (ensemble) which includes two chest pieces, cloak, waist, feet, wrist, head, hands, legs, shoulder, and a new tabard.

Both chest pieces are interchangeable between male and female characters, and players will also receive an updated Undercity tabard design.

Players who haven’t completed The Return to Lordaeron questline will need to complete this questline before they can access the new Heritage Armor questline. To begin this questline, speak with Calia Menethil in Orgrimmar.

With the release of the update, undead characters also have an additional five new skin colors to choose from. Make sure you visit the in-game Barber to select your new skin (we’re told they’re all quite supple.)

Night Elf Heritage Armor and New Facial Markings and Tattoos

Players level 50 and above can undertake a new questline to acquire the Kaldorei Protector’s Adornment (ensemble). This set includes Feet, chest, waist, head, shoulder, hand, legs, and wrist pieces. Players will also receive a new title.

To begin the questline, navigate your way to the Stormwind Embassy and click on the scroll on the table to start “The Clarion’s Call.”

Stand out while blending in with nature with new facial markings and body tattoos. Visit your favorite in-game Barber to get that fresh new ink—we swear it’s painless.

Stay tuned to the official World of Warcraft site for more information on the Fury Incarnate update going live on September 5.

Patch 10.1.7 PTR Development Notes 15 August 2023

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Hello testers. Here are this week’s Fury Incarnate PTR notes:


    • Restoration
      • All healing reduced by 6%. Does not apply in PvP combat.
        • Developers’ note: This adjustment is intended to be a near net-neutral change in overall healing throughput to give room for the new Grove Guardians talent to represent a non-negligible amount of healing.


    • Restoration
      • All healing reduced by 4%.


    • You can restrict pings to leaders and assistants in the group control menu.
    • A tutorial for the Ping System can be accessed on the Options > Ping System page.
  • You can set a bag to ignore the Sell All Junk button (access Bag Settings by clicking the bag’s top-left icon).

Prep Your Dragons and Mount Up for Kalimdor Cup

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Mount up and rediscover the skies of Kalimdor with a new dragonriding racing event arriving in Azeroth.

“The Riders of Azeroth invite dragonriders to compete in races throughout Kalimdor! Talk to Lord Andestrasz in Valdrakken for more information.”

When: August 15–28
Where: Begins in Valdrakken

With a total of sixteen races spread across Kalimdor, dragonriders will have a skyfull of options for challenging courses in Normal, Advanced, and Reverse variations. Head to Valdrakken and speak to Lord Andestrasz near the Rostrum of Transformation to pick up the initial quest.

Ahn’Qiraj Circuit (Outdoor Ahn’Qiraj, South of Silithus) Nordrassil Spiral (Mount Hyjal)
Ashenvale Ambit (Ashenvale) Razorfen Roundabout (Southern Barrens)
Great Divide Dive (Northern Barrens) Rocketway Ride (Azshara)
Desolace Drift (Desolace) Thousand Needles Thread (Thousand Needles)
Durotar Tour (Durotar) Uldum Tour (Uldum)
Felwood Flyover (Felwood) Un’Goro Crater Circuit (Un’goro Crater)
Feralas Ruins Ramble (Feralas) Webwinder Weave (Stonetalon Mountains)
Hyjal Hotfoot (Mount Hyjal) Winter Wander (Winterspring)


Rewards For a Fancy Flight


In addition to earning achievements for completing races, Kalimdor’s brave racers can earn a new currency, Riders of Azeroth Badges. These can be exchanged for unique items and rewards from Maztha in Valdrakken so that you can dash through the skies with panache.

Brand new dragon customizations:
New Drake Racer’s transmog set:
If everything else has been purchased, you can repeatedly buy:

The sky’s the limit (unless you’re trying to beat the timer); may the winds be at your back as you go for the gold.

Hotfixes: August 7-10, 2023

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August 10, 2023


  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Fixed an issue that caused Lifebloom to be castable in Moonkin Form when talented into Undergrowth.
      • Fixed an issue that caused multiple stacks of Clearcasting to be consumed at once when talented into the Rampant Growth and Undergrowth and when talented into the Rampant Growth and Power of the Archdruid.
  • Mage
    • Frost
      • Fixed an issue that caused Ice Floes to be consumed by Flurry and Frost Bomb’s detonation.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Fixed an issue that caused the Burst of Life talent to not function.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue that caused Light of Dawn to consume both Divine Purpose and Shining Righteousness if active at the same time.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Brackenhide Hollow
    • Fixed an issue where Wilted Oak’s Stomp ability could stun pets.
  • Grimrail Depot
    • Nitrogg Thundertower
      • Fixed an issue where Blackrock Mortar could do excessive damage.
  • Neltharus
    • Chargath
      • Fixed an issue that would cause Chargath’s Dragon Strike to fail.
      • Chargath will no longer cast Fiery Focus if exceptionally fast players Fetter him before he would begin casting the ability.
  • Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
    • Emberon
      • Fixed an issue where Emberon’s abilities were immediately available to cast after Purging Flames, rather than having an initial cooldown time.
  • Mythic+
    • Fixed an issue where Priests in Spirit of Redemption form when a Mythic+ dungeon is completed would not be eligible to trade their Keystone, even if they met all other eligibility requirements.

Player versus Player

  • Mage
    • Arcane
      • Fixed an issue that caused Touch of the Magi to not benefit from the damage dealt by Ring of Fire.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Fixed an issue causing this week’s Shadow Word: Pain damage adjustment to apply to PvP combat.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic

  • Shaman
    • Fixed an issue where Greater Fire Elemental was not casting Fire Nova on targets of a certain size.

August 7, 2023

Classes [With Weekly Maintenance]

  • Except where noted, all changes will be offset so that they do not apply to PvP.
  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Epidemic damage increased by 8%.
      • Bursting Sores damage increased by 12%.
  • Druid
    • Guardian
      • Thrash damage reduced by 8%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
      • Raze damage reduced by 8%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
  • Evoker
    • Augmentation
      • Developers’ notes: Augmentation Evoker is adding a significant amount of damage to their party while also providing strong utility and survivability. For this week, we’d like to reduce some of the damage contributions from their buffs to help bring them more in line with other classes.
      • Breath of Eons accumulates 10% of damage done by allies with your Ebon Might (was 15%).
      • Fate Mirror’s chance to proc has been reduced to 10% (was 15%).
  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Multi-Shot damage increased 8%.
      • Explosive Shot damage increased 10%.
      • Trick Shots increases the damage of your next Aimed Shot or Rapid Fire by 70% (was 65%).
  • Mage
    • Fire
      • Flamestrike damage decreased by 10%.
      • Flame Patch damage decreased by 10%.
      • Conflagration damage decreased by 10%.
      • Meteor damage decreased by 10%.
      • Phoenix Flames damage decreased by 10%.
      • Living Bomb damage decreased by 10%.
    • Frost
      • Comet Storm damage decreased by 6%.
      • Blizzard damage decreased by 8%.
      • Frozen Orb damage decreased by 8%.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • All healing reduced by 5%.
      • Light’s Protection now reduces damage taken by 10% (was 16%).
      • Overflowing Light now creates an absorb shield for 30% of Glimmer of Light’s overhealing (was 50%).
      • Tyr’s Deliverance now increases healing taken from Holy Light, Flash of Light, and Holy Shock by 15% (was 25%).
      • Blessing of Summer now causes attacks to deal 25% additional damage as Holy (was 30%).
      • Fading Light now creates an absorb shield for 3% of the healing or damage done from Holy Power generators (was 10%).
      • Righteous Judgment now has a 30% chance to activate Consecration (was 50%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
      • Consecration damage reduced by 25%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
    • Retribution
      • Divine Storm damage increased by 8%.
      • Wake of Ashes damage increased 10%.
      • Consecration damage increased 12%.
  • Priest
    • Vampiric Embrace now heals a nearby ally for 40% of any single-target Shadow spell damage dealt (was 50%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
    • San’layn now reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace by 30 seconds (was 45 seconds). This change will also affect PvP combat.
    • Discipline
      • Developers’ notes: Discipline Priest is not performing as well as we’d like, so for this week we’re increasing their Atonement healing. In a future patch, we are working on redesigning some of their talent options and making tuning adjustments there as well.
      • Atonement heals for 40% of damage done (was 36%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
    • Holy
      • Rhapsody now stacks every 1 second (was 2 seconds) and causes Holy Nova to deal 20% increased damage per stack (was 10%). This change will also affect PvP combat.
      • Rhapsody now highlights Holy Nova while at 20 stacks. This change will also affect PvP combat.
    • Shadow
      • Vampiric Touch damage reduced by 20%.
      • Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 15%.
      • Shadowy Apparition damage reduced by 15%.
      • Healing from Vampiric Embrace is no longer reduced by 20% in PvP combat.
  • Rogue
    • Outlaw
      • All ability damage increased by 5%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
      • Auto attack damage increased by 5%. This change will also affect PvP combat.
  • Warrior
    • Ravager damage increased 8%.
    • Thunderous Roar damage increased 8%.
    • Fury
      • Improved Whirlwind increases your next single target abilities by 55% (was 50%).


  • Fixed an issue where the Renewed Proto-Drake first granted to new accounts learning dragonriding didn’t appear to be usable after learning.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
    • The Forgotten Experiments
      • Fixed an issue causing the periodic damage of Unstable Essence to not apply correctly.
  • Neltharus
    • Fixed an issue where Burning Chains could sometimes fail to damage enemies.
    • Fixed an issue where a single Burning Chain could sometimes damage enemies multiple times.
    • Magmatusk
      • Fixed an issue where Magmatusk could sometimes turn unexpectedly while casting Lava Spray.


  • Fixed an issue where the Prophetic Stonescale was preventing death from any amount of lethal damage taken. It now only prevents death from damage less than or equal to the highest amount it can restore.
  • The drop rate of catch-up Splintered Sparks of Shadowflame has been greatly increased for PvP content.
  • Fixed an issue that caused catch-up Splintered Sparks of Shadowflame to not drop as often as intended from certain Rated PvP activities.

Hotfixes: August 3, 2023

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August 3, 2023


  • Death Knight
    • Death Knights’ Dark Simulacrum will no longer affect or be consumed by Evokers’ empower spells.
  • Evoker
    • Preservation
      • Fixed an issue where Flow State would not increase the cooldown recovery rate of Emerald Communion.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fixed a bug that caused Castle Nathria to be offered in Raid Finder at level 70.

Pet Battles

  • Fixed an issue preventing players of the same faction from starting Pet Battle Duels.

Player versus Player

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue that allowed Dark Simulacrum (PvP Talent) to be consumed by Evoker’s empower spells.

Trading Post

  • Fixed a bug that caused some frozen items to not be properly displayed as frozen.

User Interface and Accessibility

  • Fixed an issue that removed favorited Crafting Order recipes when logging out.