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Hotfixes: May 11, 2023

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May 11, 2023


  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue causing Light’s Hammer to damage too frequently with the 4-Set equipped.
      • Holy Prism and Light’s Hammer now grant a shield when cast with Fading Light’s Blessing of Dusk.
    • Retribution
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Hammer of Wrath from correctly striking additional enemies when Heartfire Sentinel’s Authority 4-Set is equipped.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue where Inspired Word would be granted without having the Holy 4-Set bonus.
  • Rogue
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Nightstalker’s damage bonus from applying in its intended circumstances.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
    • Amalgamation Chamber
      • After a soft reset, the door from Amalgamation Chamber to Experiments of Dracthyr will now properly open if you have defeated the Amalgamation.
      • Adjusted the damage of Umbral Detonation and Blistering Twilight to scale appropriately with group size on Normal and Heroic Difficulties.
    • Scalecommander Sarkareth
      • Adjusted the damage of Echoing Howl to scale appropriately with group size.
        • Developers’ notes: We discovered an issue that was causing the total damage Echoing Howl was doing to all players was scaling too high in larger raid sizes and too low in smaller raid sizes. This change works to even out the damage and make the difficulty more consistent across all raid sizes.
  • Mythic+
    • Developers’ notes: We have been closely monitoring live data and player feedback since the launch of Dragonflight season 2. Based on this, we’ve made a number of targeted adjustments to outlier bosses as well as reduced some of the timers that we feel better reflect the difficulty of certain dungeons.
    • The time to complete The Underrot has been reduced to 30 minutes (was 32 minutes).
    • The time to complete Freehold has been reduced to 30 minutes (was 31 minutes).
    • The time to complete Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr has been reduced to 35 minutes (was 38 minutes).
    • Brackenhide Hollow
      • Decatriarch Wratheye
        • Decaying Strength will be cast more consistently.
        • Decaying Strength now only increases Physical damage done.
        • Decaystrike can be cast while moving.
        • Decaystrike absorbs 30% less healing.
        • Rotburst Totem health reduced by 25%.
        • Withering Rot damage reduced by 20%.
        • Withering Rot reduces damage done by 2% per stack (was 5%).
      • Treemouth
        • Consume absorbs 25% less damage.
    • Freehold
      • Alliance characters trying to access Kul Tiras to enter Freehold should no longer be teleported back to Stormwind.
    • Halls of Infusion
      • Fixed an issue that allowed Containment Apparatus’ Containment Beam to target pets.
    • Neltharion’s Lair
      • Naraxas
        • Toxic Retch damage reduced by 30%.
        • Hurling Rocks damage reduced by 20%.
      • Dargrul the Underking
        • Increased the cast time of Magma Wave to 2.5 seconds (was .25 seconds).
        • Lava Geysers now persist for 60 seconds (Was infinite).
        • Flame Gout occurs every 3 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
    • Vortex Pinnacle
      • Slipstreams that spawn after defeating Ertan and Altairus now grant players 100% movement speed until enter entering combat.
      • Altairus
        • Biting Cold damage reduced by 25%.

Enemies and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue where Primal Nightflames could stop players from eating at Suffusion Camps just by looking at them.

Items and Rewards

  • Fixed an issue where stacks from Neltharion’s Call to Dominance would reset at the start and end of Mythic+ encounters.
  • Fixed an issue where Voice of the Silent Star stacks would be canceled immediately upon entering or leaving combat through Mythic+ dungeons.

Player versus Player

  • Battlegrounds
    • Ashran
      • Resolved an issue with capturing the Risen Spirits during events in Ashran.
    • Classes
      • Hunter
        • Marksmanship
          • Aimed Shot should no longer rarely deal half damage in PvP situations.
      • Warlock
        • Demonology
          • Eye of the Observer from Call Observer can now only trigger a Laserbeam once per second per enemy.


  • Crafting orders for Undulating Sporecloak should now be viewable and completable.


  • During the cave dive “Successful Interventions” Mr. Sunflower will be far more welcoming.
  • Cast Off Shells in the world quest “Shell Corporation” should now only be lootable by the player who feeds a Redolent Whelk a Succulent Looking Deepcap.


  • Horrific Visions
    • Fixed an issue where Sanity was being drained too quickly in Horrific Visions.

Bolster Your Allies with the Augmentation Evoker Specialization

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Emberthal and Ebyssian are working together to release the Black dragonflight essence that had been siphoned from the Dracthyr during their long stasis, unlocking memories and powers forgotten to them.

The result of their efforts will be felt by all Dracthyr Evokers as they’ll gain access to a brand-new Specialization: Augmentation, available immediately with the release of the Fractures in Time Update!

What is the Augmentation Spec?

Augmentation is a new Damage Dealer role with a twist: they use the essence of the Black and Bronze dragonflights to amplify the abilities of nearby allies. The playstyle for this new specialization involves empowering your allies with a variety of beneficial effects. Some can be cast directly on your allies, while others are tied to using your damage-dealing abilities effectively.

Augmentation Evokers deliver their damage in a wholly unique way. They act as force multipliers, increasing their group’s capabilities (and damage output) significantly.

Augmenting Allies

Certain Augmentation abilities (see some examples below) buff either your whole party or specific members. Many of these have smart or proximity-based automatic targeting, enabling you to maintain focus on the battlefield and enemy selection. You will still be able to target specific party members if you desire; however, there is plenty of freedom to bolster your allies as you see fit.

Like the other Evoker specs, Augmentation makes use of familiar capabilities like spending Essence, using your mobility to navigate the battlefield effectively, and making use of empowered spells.

Upheaval in action!

The Power of Black and Bronze

These sample abilities for Augmentation should give you an idea of what each aspect of magic brings to the table. Black dragonflight magic focuses on raw power increases and forceful outbursts of earthen might. Bronze dragonflight magic is all about bending time, changing fate, and shifting timelines to tremendous effect.

Ebon Might

  • 1.5 second cast, 30 second cooldown.
  • Increase your 4 nearest allies’ primary stat by a percentage of your own, and cause your Eruption to deal more damage for 10 sec. Some of your other spells extend the duration of these effects.


  • 2 second cast. Costs 3 Essence. Replaces Disintegrate.
  • Cause a violent eruption beneath an enemy’s feet, dealing Volcanic damage split between them and nearby enemies. Increases the duration of your active Ebon Might effects.


  • 2.5 second empower, 40 second cooldown.
  • Gather earthen power beneath your enemy’s feet and send them hurtling upwards, dealing Volcanic damage to them and nearby enemies. Empowering expands the area of effect. Increases the duration of your active Ebon Might effects.

Breath of Eons

  • 1.5 minute cooldown. Replaces Deep Breath.
  • Fly to the targeted location, exposing Temporal Wounds on enemies in your path for 10 sec. Temporal Wounds accumulate a portion of damage dealt by your allies, and then critically strike the enemy for that amount at the end of the duration. Increases the duration of your active Ebon Might effects.

A Great Display of Talent

With access to a brand-new spec tree, Augmentation Evokers can choose to further specialize in Bronze or Black magic, as well as discover new ways to power up their allies.

Draconic Attunements (Passive)

  • Learn to attune yourself to the essence of the Black or Bronze dragonflights:
    • Black Attunement grants you and your 4 nearest allies increased maximum health.
    • Bronze Attunement grants you and your 4 nearest allies increased movement speed.

Blistering Scales

  • Protect an ally with explosive dragonscales, increasing their Armor by a percentage of your own. Melee attacks against them cause a scale to explode, dealing Volcanic damage to enemies near them.

Bestow Weyrnstone

  • Conjure a pair of Weyrnstones, one for your target ally and one for yourself. A weyrnstone can be activated by the bearer to transport them to the other Weyrnstone’s location if they are within 100 yds.

Expand Your Horizons

Augmentation Evokers offers a unique opportunity to delve into a playstyle never seen before in World of Warcraft. While we’re still working on some aspects of this new paradigm (like introducing some new combat log hooks so that addons and community websites can effectively measure your performance, for example), we hope you’ve enjoyed this early look at it. We’ll see you in the Dragon Isles!

In Development: Patch 10.1.5 Fractures in Time

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While adventurers breach Neltharion’s secret laboratory in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible, the next content update is making its way onto the PTR, including a whole new specialization for dracthyr Evokers, a new mega-dungeon—Dawn of the Infinite—and much more.

New Evoker Specialization: Augmentation

Emberthal and Ebyssian are working together to release the Black dragonflight essence that had been siphoned from the dracthyr during their long stasis, unlocking memories and powers forgotten to them. All Evokers can now choose to explore Azeroth as a new specialization: Augmentation. Read more about this new specialization in our preview article.

New Mega-Dungeon Dawn of the Infinite

The Infinite Dragonflight, long-standing enemies of the Bronze dragonflight, have worked hard to see their ultimate goal of triggering the transformation of Nozdormu, the Aspect of Time, into Murazond. This eight-boss Mythic-only mega-dungeon will take players across the timeways to stop the Infinite Dragonflight from succeeding. You’ll face Iridikron and Galakrond, among others, as you work to sustain Azeroth’s timeline and put things to rights once more.

Unravel the Time Streams

Join Together for Time Rifts

The time streams have become a bit more unstable with recent events and as the boundaries between the timelines weaken, minions from other timelines have begun making their way into Azeroth. Players will join together to take on Time Rifts, push back against the waves of minions, and plug the hole to set the timeways straight again.

Eon’s Fringe

Undertake new repeatable content in Eon’s Fringe as you work to settle the timeways and solve the problems brought about by their instability while reaping the rewards of a job well done.

Whelp Daycare

The dragons have more eggs than they can handle, so they’ve called in the crew at the Little Scales Daycare to help. The crew quickly finds itself overwhelmed and so has asked for a little help from their friends—you. You’ll guide five dragon whelps as they grow and learn about the dragon flights, earn Renown, and more.

The Warlock Class Expands to New Races

In the Fractures in Time content update, the Warlock class will become available to Night Elves, Draenei, Lightforged Draenei, Pandaren, Kul Tiran, Tauren, Highmountain Tauren, Mag’har Orcs, and Zandalari Trolls.

Warlocks will also be able to undertake a new quest line starting with the quest “Beginning Impositions,” which will unlock a new imp pet customization. Players will also be able to visit the Barbershop to customize their pets.

Class Talent Updates

More class balance and tuning is coming for mages, rogues, Holy Paladins, and more.

The Fractures in Time content update will be making its way to the PTR soon. Keep an eye on the official forums for updates and patch notes once the PTR is live.

Hotfixes: May 10 2023, Dragonflight Season 2 Master Achievement Temporarily Disabled

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May 10, 2023


  • The Family Battler of Zaralek Cavern achievement now properly awards the pet Gerald. Additionally, Gerald has been flagged as “unique” and “not cageable,” as is normal for achievement-awarded pets. For players who already have the achievement and did not get the pet, we are working on a separate fix to make sure they get their pet reward.
  • Fixed an issue where defeating Kazzara, the Hellforged wouldn’t complete the criteria for the Heroic: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible achievement.


  • Evoker
    • Devastation
      • Imminent Destruction is no longer dispellable.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • Fixed an issue that caused Resplendent Light to not transfers its healing to Beacon of Light targets.
    • Retribution
      • The swing timer for Crusading Strikes should no longer be reset by other abilities.
  • Warrior
    • Fixed an issue where Bloodthirst would not appropriately deal damage when chained via Whirlwind if at least 1 target was immune.


  • Freehold
    • Fixed an issue where multiple spells could target pets.
    • Harlan Sweete
      • Fixed an issue that caused the bleed effect of Harlan Sweete’s Whirling Dagger to not properly bounce between targets while under the effects of Loaded Dice: All Hands!

Enemies and NPCs

  • Suffusion Camp
    • Everburning Keys will now drop from Suffusion Mold bosses until the player has 3 or has looted the Secured Shipment for the week.

Items and Rewards

  • Removed pop-up notification that appeared when party/raid members earn Shadowflame Crest Fragments. Players will still see the notification for their own Fragments.
  • Fixed an issue where Beacon to the Beyond, Enduring Dreadplate, Djaruun, and Ward of Faceless Ire would not reset their cooldowns upon ending an encounter.
  • Void-Touched Curios from Sarkareth are no longer unique.

Player versus Player

  • Classes
    • Monk
      • Resolved an issue that could cause Stormspirit Strikes (PvP Talent) to deal more damage than intended to targets.


  • Fixed an issue where looting a Secured Shipment could prevent “Aiding the Accord: Suffusion Camp” from being completed.

WoW Classic Era

  • The Defias Traitor is no longer killable by players of the opposite faction to prevent griefing.

Dragonflight Season 2 Master Achievement Temporarily Disabled

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In order to address a bug, we have disabled a part of Keystone Master.

At this time, players will not get the Draconic Mark of Mastery from completing Keystone Master. Once we re-enable it, the fix will be retroactive.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Hotfixes: May 9, 2023

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May 9, 2023


  • Dracthyr wearing the Scarlet Crusade tabard can now speak to the Scarlet Quartermaster in the Darkmoon Faire.


  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue causing Halo and Divine Star to appear in the incorrect Spellbook.
    • Discipline
      • Fixed an issue causing Halo and Divine Star to not convert to Shadow spells when casting Shadow Covenant.
    • Shadow
      • Resolved an issue causing Void Lashers spawned by Idol of C’Thun to stop attacking after their initial target dies.
  • Shaman
    • Elemental
      • Fixed an issue causing Spirit Walk to cancel Ghost Wolf form for Elemental Shaman.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
    • Fixed an issue that allowed players to reset The Forgotten Experiments encounter unintentionally.
  • Brackenhide Hollow
    • Fixed an issue that caused Chief Softpaw not to spawn.
  • Halls of Infusion
    • Gulping Goliath
      • Fixed an issue that caused the visual for Cave In to not properly display.
  • Seat of the Triumvirate
    • Fixed an issue blocking progress in the dungeon if Viceroy Nezhar is instantly slain.
  • Mythic+
    • Affixes
      • Raging no longer applies to lieutenant level creatures.
        • Developer’s notes: Enemies that are +1 level above others are no longer affected by the Raging affix. Since they’re typically already immune to Crowd Control, the Raging effect would be redundant in these cases and reduce clarity of which enemy to dispel.
    • Freehold
      • Harlan Sweete
        • Harlan Sweete’s Swiftwind Saber no longer hits pets.

Items and Rewards

  • The Highland Drake: Embodiment of the Hellforged dragonriding manuscript now has a very low chance to drop from Sarkareth on LFR, Normal, and Heroic raid difficulties. Mythic raiders will always receive two manuscripts per Sarkareth kill until the end of the expansion.

Enemies and NPCs

  • Suffusion Camp
    • Fixed an issue where Fyrakk was more vulnerable than intended.
    • Reduced how often Fyrakk threatens to burn players.

Player versus Player

  • Hired Kithguard in Loamm have been training with Brullo the Strong and are now a more serious deterrent to PvP inside of town.
  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Feral
        • Wild Attunement now highlights Rip, Ferocious Bite, and Maim when active.
        • Fixed an issue that caused Wild Attunement to sometimes not cast Feral Frenzy if used at max melee range.


  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from being able to complete the legacy quest “Call of the Raven Mother.”
  • Zaralek Cavern
    • Players will now keep the Protection of the Ebon Flight buff during “Know Thy Enemy” even if “Legends of the Zaqali” is completed beforehand.

Hotfixes: May 5-8, 2023

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May 8, 2023


  • Demon Hunter
    • Fixed an issue that caused targets with Misery in Defeat’s debuff to be treated as if they were crowd-controlled and thus avoided by some skills (i.e. Avenger’s Shield).
    • Havoc
      • [With weekly restarts] Melee auto attack damage increased by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Demon’s Bite damage increased by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Demon Blades damage increased by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Felblade damage increased by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Isolated Prey now increases Eye Beam damage by 30% when striking 1 target (was 25%).
    • Vengeance
      • Developer’s notes: The rules and behavior for how Fiery Brand refreshed and spread with the Burning Alive talent had some historic inconsistencies and minor bugs that became more egregious when the talented second charge and the 10.1 Set Bonus were introduced. Alongside the fix described above, we wanted to clarify the behavior players should expect moving forward:
        • Applying Fiery Brand to a target already afflicted by your Fiery Brand will refresh its duration, to a maximum of 10 seconds.
        • With the Burning Alive talent selected, only Fiery Brands applied directly (by casting the spell or from the Set bonus) are capable of spreading.
        • Every 2 seconds while a spread-capable Fiery Brands persists, it will try to spread to a nearby target that does not already have a Fiery Brand applied. There is no longer a hidden rule preventing a target from being spread to multiple times in a short period.
        • When a Fiery Brand successfully spreads to a new target, the duration of the spread will always be 10 seconds, regardless of the original or remaining duration of the source it spread from.
      • Fixed an issue causing Fiery Brand to continue to spread after its expiration.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Immolation Aura from benefitting some bonuses, including (but not limited to) Fiery Demise.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented Fiery Brand from benefitting from Holy Priest’s Symbol of Hope cooldown reduction.
      • [With weekly restarts] Shear damage increased by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Fracture damage increased by 10%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Soul Carver damage increased by 20%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Focused Cleave now increases Soul Cleave’s damage to your primary target by 40% (was 30%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Soulcrush now applies Frailty to your primary target for 8 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Developers’ Note: In some single target scenarios it’s still looking optimal to cast Wrath in Lunar Eclipse. That doesn’t meet our goal for how Balance should play, so we’re reducing Wrath’s effectiveness outside Solar Eclipse and increasing its effectiveness inside Solar Eclipse to correct this. We’re also boosting Balance’s single target damage a small amount.
      • [With weekly restarts] Wrath Astral Power generation reduced to 8 (down from 10).
      • [With weekly restarts] Wrath damage decreased by 5%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Solar Eclipse now increases Wrath damage by 40% (up from 20%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Soul of the Forest now increases Wrath’s Astral Power generation while in Solar Eclipse by 60% (up from 30%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Damage dealt by Faerie Dragons summoned by Denizen of the Dream increased by 25%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Friend of the Fae now increases your Arcane and Nature spell damage by 10% (up from 8%).
      • Primordial Arcanic Pulsar no longer triggers Nature’s Grace if the player does not have any Eclipse.
    • Feral
      • [With weekly restarts] Rampant Ferocity now deals 30% of damage dealt by Ferocious Bite to nearby enemies (down from 35%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Tear Open Wounds now deals 50% of Rip damage it consumes (down from 60%).
    • Guardian
      • Fixed an issue causing some Guardian talents and abilities to incorrectly buff non-class spells.
    • Restoration
      • [With weekly restarts] All healing abilities increased by 2%.
  • Evoker
    • Fire Breath will now correctly refund its mana cost if it is canceled while empowering.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • [With weekly restarts] Essence Font healing increased by 15%.
  • Paladin
    • Holy
      • [With weekly restarts] All healing abilities decreased by 3%. Does not apply to PvP Combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Avenging Crusader now transfers 500% of damage done into healing (was 575%).
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • Fixed an issue that caused some skills to be unaffected by Assassination’s Mastery: Potent Assassin, including Kingsbane’s initial damage, Sepsis, and Mutilate’s damage from Vicious Venoms.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Lethality’s critical damage bonus from affecting Subtlety’s Shadowstrike attacks.
    • Outlaw
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Lethality’s critical damage bonus from affecting Outlaw’s Sinister Strike attacks.
    • Subtlety
      • Developers’ notes: Class talents that previously modified all damage from spell schools are, in most cases, being updated and standardized with other similar effects to no longer affect external damage sources outside of those that belong to that class. The changes to the below talents impact Subtlety’s damage enough to warrant compensation, which is the reason for the buff to all ability damage.
      • [With weekly restarts] All ability damage increased by 4%.
      • [With weekly restarts] Veiltouched, Deeper Daggers, and Dark Brew no longer affect damage from sources outside of Class and Spec abilities available to Subtlety.
  • Warrior
    • Protection
      • [With weekly restarts] Fixed an issue where Battering Ram was providing a passive 20% critical strike damage bonus to all damage rather than to Shield Charge.

Items and Rewards

  • [With weekly restarts] Algeth’ar Puzzle Box shared cooldown increased to 30 seconds, effect decreased by 30% for Unholy specialization.
  • Fixed an issue where World Boss items were previewing the incorrect item levels in the Dungeon Journal.
  • Big Slick in the City’s Conch Whistle is no longer usable in combat, or inside instances and raids.
  • In Zaralek Cavern, all players with at least one stack of Insidious Insight will now receive a message indicating when another player has claimed the Seething Cache.

Player versus Player

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • Developers’ notes: Restoration Druid has fallen behind other healers in PvP since the release of 10.0.7. We’d like to ease some previous PvP adjustments that we no longer feel are necessary.
      • [With weekly restarts] Budding Leaves’ effectiveness now reduced by 30% in PvP Combat (was 50%).
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Developers’ notes: Mistweavers have received significant Quality of Life changes throughout the last few patches that have increased their effectiveness in PvP to a point where we see them as oppressive to the viability of other specializations. We’re reducing many of the PvP multipliers associated with Ancient Teachings and their damage throughput, and we’re increasing the effectiveness of Renewing Mist to encourage Healing over Time management and reducing Vivify’s healing to keep their casting throughput relatively similar.
      • [With weekly restarts] Ancient Teachings’ effectiveness is now increased by 120% in PvP Combat (was 150%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Blackout Kick no longer deals 25% increased damage for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Blackout Kicks from Teachings of the Monastery now deal 15% reduced damage for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Tiger Palm now deals 15% increased damage for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat (was 30%).
      • [With weekly restarts] Rising Sun Kick’s damage reduced by 20% for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Vivify’s primary healing now reduced by 10% for Mistweaver Monks in PvP Combat.
      • [With weekly restarts] Renewing Mist’s healing increased by 40% in PvP Combat (was 25%).


  • Fixed an issue where some recipes without “Use Best Quality Reagents” option would sometimes incorrectly use Q3 reagents despite Q1 being selected.
  • Alchemy
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage from inheriting its new intended value of 400% (was 100%).
  • Herbalism
    • Fixed a bug that caused the Zaralek Glowbur aura to frequently break stealth and engage enemies.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the themed aura extension effect from applying when gathering basic, non-themed gathering nodes.
  • Mining
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the themed aura extension effect from applying when gathering basic, non-themed gathering nodes.


  • Fixed an issue where the minimap would sometimes not populate for players after accepting “Murloc Mania.”
  • The “Here We Go Again” campaign header will now inform players if they reach the end of the currently available campaign content and need to wait for more to be unlocked.
  • Zaralek Cavern
    • “Aiding the Accord: Sniffenseeking” will now auto-complete the dig objective if you’ve already done a dig with Myrrit this week. Players currently affected will need to abandon and re-accept the quest in Valdrakken.

Trading Post

  • Fixed a bug where the purchase button could become available for frozen items after the monthly rollover.

May 5, 2023


  • The achievement Proof of Myrrit no longer requires the quest “Brand New Digs.”


  • Developers’ notes: Earlier this week, we changed Embellishments so that they did not scale with class talents, abilities, and set bonuses. We’ve decided to revert that change, and we’re now making updates to class abilities that unintentionally boosted the damage of non-class effects such as Embellishments and trinkets.
  • Demon Hunter
    • Vengeance
      • Fiery Demise now affects only Demon Hunter class damage, and does not affect trinket or item damage, or Fire damage dealt by other casters.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Friend of the Fae and Waning Twilight now affect only Druid class damage, and do not affect trinket or item damage.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Demonic Tyrant’s Demonfire was benefiting from The Houndmaster’s Stratagem.

Dragonriding and Mounts

  • Fixed an issue where some mount riding animations were playing incorrectly.

Items and Rewards

  • The item awarding the pet Diamondshell no longer gives an error saying the spell is not available, and now correctly awards the pet.
  • The toy “Earpieces of Tranquil Focus” now costs 1 copper (was 50 gold).
    • Developers’ notes: This toy eliminates many musical and vocal projections of characters around the player. This toy can be purchased from Craggle Wobbletop in Stormwind, Blax Bottlerocket in Orgimmar, Jepetto Joybuzz or his clockwork assistant in Dalaran (either), and Kazbala in Talador.

Player versus Player

  • Warlock
    • Soul Rip (PvP Talent) healing reduction no longer stacks with other similar effects in PvP.

Trading Post

  • Adjusted the sheathing position for Tiercel’s Wing.


  • Fixed an issue that prevents players from picking up “A Room Without a View.” Rupert will now offer to take you to the vault even if you don’t have the quest.

Embers of Neltharion Mounts, Pets, and More!

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There are many new pets, mounts, and toys to discover and add to your collection as you explore all that Embers of Neltharion has to offer.


The various factions in the Dragon Isles accept many different items in exchange for their goods, but here are some of the main currencies you’ll want to have on hand.

  • Gold
  • Polished Pet Charm
  • Dragon Isles Supplies: Various resources and building materials that can assist the friendly factions of the Dragon Isles in their fight against the Primalists. Used to purchase items unlocked from renown.
  • Barter Boulders: “An incredibly smooth and shiny stone always coveted by the niffen. Can be exchanged for goods at Loamm in Zaralek Cavern or sold for a hefty sum of gold.”
  • Coveted Bauble: “Many want it, but no one knows why.”

Whether by land or by air, these mounts will take you to your next adventures.

Big Slick Pink Snail Mount
You can take Big Slick in the City for a spin after you reach rank 5 with the Glimmerogg Racer and complete the quest from Briggul called “Snailed It”.

Name Description Source Zone/Location Cost
Big Slick in the City Big heart. Big dreams. Big Slick. Quest: Snailed it Zaralek Cavern
Boulder Hauler These Shalewings have been specially trained to carry large amounts of Barter Boulders for the niffen’s bartering activities. Vendor: Ponzo Zaralek Cavern
Cataloged Shalewing The first instance of a flaming shalewing ever discovered. Nine out of ten researchers agree: it’s hot! Public Event: Researchers Under Fire Zaralek Cavern
Cobalt Shalewing Brood of Kairoktra, raised in the underlight of Zaralek Cavern. Drop: Kairoktra Zaralek Cavern
Igneous Shalewing You’d be forgiven for mistaking this creature for a flying volcanic rock. Because to some extent, it is. Vendor: Saccratros Zaralek Cavern 400 Coveted Bauble
Inferno Armoredon Its tail smells like campfire but its breath smells like brimstone. Achievement: Dragonflight Keystone Master: Season 2 Dungeons
Morsel Sniffer A breed of shalewings trained by the niffen to find the deepest of morsels. Vendor: Harlowe Marl Zaralek Cavern 40 Gold
Seething Slug Drawn forth from its abyss by the rage of the Zaqali. Treasure: Seething Cache Zaralek Cavern
Subterranean Magmammoth Awakened from a long slumber, this beast has yet to see the light of day. Vendor: Saccratros Zaralek Cavern 100 Coveted Baubles
Vicious War Gorm
The gorm love eating the corpses of your enemies, so this seemed like a natural fit. PvP: Dragonflight Season 2 Rated Arena and Rated Battleground Season 2 Reward
Vicious War Gorm
The gorm love eating the corpses of your enemies, so this seemed like a natural fit. PvP: Dragonflight Season 2 Rated Arena and Rated Battleground Season 2 Reward
Vicious War Snail The Horde uses these ravenous snail mounts to traverse over any obstacle in battlefields. PvP: Dragonflight Season 2 Rated Arena and Rated Battleground Season 2 Reward
Vicious War Snail The Alliance uses these ravenous snail mounts to traverse over any obstacle in battlefields. PvP: Dragonflight Season 2 Rated Arena and Rated Battleground Season 2 Reward
Winding Slitherdrake These drakes feel at home in the depths of the earth and the far reaches of the sky. Campaign Zaralek Cavern

It’s always nice to have a companion to take wherever you go when you explore the ancient lands of the dragons.

Bashful, Stonewhisker, and Lord Stantley
A few Coveted Baubles or Barter Boulders and a field-tested crew of battle pets will make the adorable Bashful, Stonewhisker, and Lord Stantley pets yours. 

Type Passive Damage Taken
Aquatic Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic Pets. ▲ 50% from Flying abilities
▼ 33% from Undead abilities
Beast Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health ▲ 50% from Mechanical abilities
▼ 33% from Humanoids abilities
Critter Critters are immune to stun, root, and sleep effects. ▲ 50% from Beast abilities
▼ 33% from Elemental abilities
Dragonkin Dragons deal 50% additional damage on the next round after bringing a target’s health below 50% ▲ 50% from Humanoid abilities
▼ 33% from Flying abilities
Elemental Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental. ▲ 50% from Aquatic abilities
▼ 33% from Mechanical abilities
Flying Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health. ▲ 50% from Magic abilities
▼ 33% from Beast abilities
Magic Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 35% of their maximum health in one attack. ▲ 50% from Dragonkin abilities
▼ 33% from Aquatic abilities
Mechanical Comes back to life once per battle, returning to 20% health. ▲ 50% from Elemental abilities
▼ 33% from Magic abilities

Name Description Source Zone/Location Cost Family
Amador “Amador has a big heart and loves to help people, especially children and elder. He alsolikes belly rubs. Beast
Ambre “Nothing sparked joy in Ambre’s heart until it found the perfect match.” Drop: Fyrakk Assault Elemental
Aquapo “The fury of the sea in the package of a puddle.” Drop: Aquifon Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Bashful “While not as fast as some of the other snails in the Zaralek Cavern, Bashful makes up for it with sheer power.” Quest: A Race to the Finish Zaralek Cavern Critter
Blaise “Like a campfire, but it wants skritches.” Drop: Fyrakk Assault Elemental
Boulderfang “Sure, it’s just a rock, but how much can it lift?” Treasure: Chest of Massive Gains Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Brulee “Somehow pretty and gross at the same time.” Quest: A Race to the Finish Zaralek Cavern Critter
Byrn “Despite its name, its shell is actually much tougher than chalk.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Cobbleshell “The fire at the center of the world burns within its carapace.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Critter
Deepridger “The fire at the center of the world burns within its carapace.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Devourer Lobstrok “Fortunately, it mainly devours pet treats.” Drop: Researchers Under Fire Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Diamondshell “These snails are especially prized by many drogbar snail-racers for being fast and looking fantastic.” Vendor: Saccratros Zaralek Cavern 50 Coveted Bauble Critter
Ebonwing Moth “Because they are often attracted to candles, these moths can be a big problem for kobolds.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Flying
Endmite “This creature usually has a muddy appearance, but occasionally you may find one that shines a brilliant red.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Critter
Gerald “Is it possible to rise from the ashes of time? Gerald thinks so and he will not be denied.” Achievement: Family Battler of Zaralek Cavern Magic
Hollow Moth “Not all moths spin silk. These moths spin lies.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Flying
Lithengale “The call of the lithengale is unique amongh birds in that it has a persistent, driving rhythm.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Magic
Lord Stantley “Lord Stantley will arrive fashionably early to any party that serves shrimp.” Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Newsy “Newsy delivers mail all around the Dragon Isles. She is so quick and reliable that the small holes on the letters she delivers are negligible.” Quest: Signed, Sealed, and Self Delivered Critter
Paulie “Puddlehoppers are known to eat bugs almost as large as they are. In one gulp!” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Critter
Rango “If bananas grew in caves, they would be Rango’s favorite food.” Vendor: Harlowe Marl Zaralek Cavern 150 Dragon Isles Supplies Critter
Ridged Shalewing “For a creature made of rocks it hovers quite effortlessly.” Drop: World Drop Weather: Elemental Storm (Water) The Waking Shores, Ohn’ahran Plains, the Azure Span, Thaldraszus Flying
Rock Martin “Rock martins make their nests out of scavenged pebbles.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Flying
Roggy “Roggy is the kind of snail that never gives up, no matter how hard things get.” Achievement: Slow and Steady Wins the Race Critter
Salverun “Because their dens tend to be close to drogbar settlements, these snails are both faster and stronger than those on the surface.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Critter
Skaarn “Despite being made mostly of rock, these creatures can fly. Some attribute this to the strength of their wings, but most agree it’s probably just magic.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Elemental
Stonewhisker “The bright glow of a stonewhisker’s ears is said to be the result of eating magical cheeses. This may also explain its extremely bad breath.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Critter
Sunglow Cobra “A tiny sun seems to burn in its chest.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Beast
Teardrop Moth “Contrary to their name, these moths are actually quite happy.” Drop: Underlight Queen Zaralek Cavern Flying
Tricky “Layers of rocky skin make Ambershells very tough to hurt.” Quest: A Race to the Finish Zaralek Cavern Critter
Yellabon “When these insects move in a swarm they look like a golden fog.” Pet Battle Zaralek Cavern Flying

Whether you’re lounging on a Comfortable Pile of Pelts, or painting your next masterpiece, these toys are pure delight.

Fyrakk's Frenzy
Feel warm all over when you get caught in the fires of Fyrakk’s Frenzy.
Name Description Source Zone/Location Cost
B.B.F. Fist Use: Bump fists with your best brul! Profession: Dragon Isles Jewelcrafting
Blazing Shadowflame Cinder

Use: Envelops the caster in shadowflame for 10 minutes.

“The shadows enveloping the cinder slowly wrap around your fingers.”

Treasure: Blazing Shadowflame Zaralek Cavern
Fyrakk’s Frenzy Drop: Disciples of Fyrakk
Glutinous Glitterscale Glob Use: Hurl a glob of glitterscale glitter at your target. Be careful, it gets everywhere… World Quest: All That Glitter
Heat-Resistant Rescue Ring

Use: Throw a Rescue Ring and hoist a swimming party member to safety. Can only be used in the Dragon Isles.

“My hero!”

Profession: Dragon Isles Blacksmithing
Hraxian’s Unbreakable Will Use: Manifest Hraxian’s Will Quest: Hraxian’s Unbreakable Will Zaralek Cavern
Jrumm’s Drum Use: Place Jrumm’s Drum in front of you. Drop: Jrumm Zaralek Cavern
Molten Lava Pack Use: Equip the pack, allowing yourself to toss fast-cooling lava at your “friends.” Drop: Invohq Zaralek Cavern
New Niffed No-Sniffin’ Tonic

Use: New Niffen No-Sniffen’ Tonic is guaranteed to block out all sounds of other people’s noses for a full week. Useful and safe for everyone who doesn’t want to hear niffen (or anyone!) sniffin’.

WARNING: Only blocks sound. Does not block smell.

Vendor: Loamm Food and Beverage Vendors Zaralek Cavern
Niffen Diggin’ Mitts

Use: Dig a tunnel back to Loamm from elsewhere in Zaralek Cavern.

“I dig it.”

NPC: Mimuup Zaralek Cavern Faction: Niffen
Renown: 6
Molten Lava Pack Use: Equip the pack, allowing yourself to toss fast-cooling lava at your “friends”. It won’t hurt, but is still hot! Drop: Invohq Zaralek Cavern
Sniffin’ Salts

Use: Compel a friend to come visit you!

“Smell this!”

Vendor: Harlowe Marl Zaralek Cavern 200 Dragon Isles Supplies
Stone Breaker

Use: Have a smashing good time!

“Absolutely smashing!”

These are just some of the many treasures to seek out in the Dragon Isles. Happy exploring!