By Blizzard Nov 21, 2013
5.4 Hotfixes: November 21

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.4: Siege of Orgrimmar. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this list as additional hotfixes are applied.

Below is a listing of 5.4 hotfixes listed by date.

Patch Information

Hotfixes: By Date
Hotfixes: By Category

Hotfixes: Listed By Date

November 21

General

  • Resurrection spells cast by players now ignore resurrection timers.

Pet Battle

  • Battle Pets
    • Kovok's Pheromones ability now deals 50% less damage.
    • Murkalot's Righteous Inspiration has had its cooldown increased to 8 rounds (up from 5 rounds).
    • Murkalot's Shieldstorm is now on the same tier as Righteous Inspiration.
       

November 19

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Nature's Vigil should now be correctly affected by effects that modify healing (Battle Fatigue, Mortal Strike, Dampening, etc.).
         

November 18

Classes

  • Shaman
    • General
      • Stormlash Totem's Stormlash effect now has a 50% chance to activate and deals 40% of current damage (This is up from a 20% chance to activate and down from a 100% damage increase when activated compared to a hotfix from October 4).
    • Talents
      • Stone Bulwark Totem's damage absorption shield should now be properly affected by Battle Fatigue and Dampening.
Pet Battles
  • Battle Pets
    • Zao, Calfling of Niuzao's Niuzao's Charge ability should play the correct sound instead of a quote by the Headless Horseman.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Xaril the Poisoned Mind should no longer be incorrectly receiving credit in the combat log for spells cast by players that were under the effects of Canned Heat.
         

November 12

Classes

  • Priest
    • Class Armor
      • Resolved an issue that sometimes caused Holy Spark from the Discipline/Holy Priest PvP 2-piece set bonus to not function correctly while in a Battleground.

Quests

  • At the Stonemother's Call: Players should now be able to accept this quest from Terrath the Steady after completing Resonating Blow.

Creatures

  • Elder Lin and Sage Whiteheart have learned to respect each other's personal space should no longer occasionally try to occupy the exact same spot in the Shrine of Seven Stars.
  • Visual effects for Flamestrikes cast by NPCs should no longer incorrectly appear twice as large as its actual area-of-effect.

Pet Battles

  • Battle Pets
    • Murkalot's Righteous Inspiration should no longer incorrectly affect the entire team instead of just the swapped-in pet.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Skeer the Bloodseeker's Bloodletting ability should now correctly spawn blood creatures even if the player has an immunity effect on them.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Players who are dead will now continue to emanate the full effects of Malice for the remainder of its duration.
      • Resolved an issue with creature pathing during the Realm of Y'Shaarj phase in the Temple of the Jade Serpent.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin have returned from their vacations and will offer to sell Season 14 gear for honor points to players who have obtained the Grievous Conquest achievement.

Items

  • Contemplation of Chi-Ji should no longer incorrectly disenchant into Haunting Spirits.
     

November 4

Classes

  • Monk
    • Windwalker
      • Touch of Karma should no longer incorrectly count drops in health caused by Void Shift or Spirit Link Totem as damage.
    • Talents
      • Dampen Harm should no longer incorrectly activate from having their health reduced through Void Shift or Spirit Link Totem.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Note: All the adjustments below affecting Raid Finder difficulty will require a realm restart to take effect!
    • Galakras
      • Master Cannoneer Dagryn, High Enforcer Thranok, and Lieutenant Krugruk now have less health and deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Dragonmaw Flameslinger's Flame Arrows now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Dragonmaw Tidal Shaman's Chain Heal now heals for 5% of health (down from 10%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Iron Juggernaut
      • Iron Juggernaut now has less health and deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Earthbreaker Haromm's Froststorm Strike now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Wavebinder Kardris' Froststorm Bolt and Toxic Tornado now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim's Sundering Blow can now gain up to a maximum of 25 Rage (50 while in Berserker Stance) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Arcweavers, Kor'kron Assassins, Kor'kron Ironblades, and Kor'kron Warshamans now have less health and deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Increased the time available before the defense system fully powers up for each quadrant to 360 seconds (up from 300 seconds) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Mantid Commanders' Set to Blow ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Crawler Mine's Detonate! ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Disassembled weapons now have less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse's Electrostatic Charge is now also applied to player controlled pets.
      • Resolved an issue where Blackfuse Sellsword's Envenomed Shadowstep was causing more damage than intended.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper's Sonic Resonance should no longer damage players that were also the target of his Aim ability.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warbringers now have less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Farseer Wolf Riders now have less health and their Ancestral Chain Heal heals for 5% of health (down from 10%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Minion of Y'Shaarj's Empowering Corruption is now less effective on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj now increases the health of mind controlled players by 50% (down from a 100% increase) on Raid Finder difficulty.
         

October 31

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Iron Juggernaut
      • Resolved an issue where the Iron Juggernaut had more health than intended on Heroic difficulty.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Resolved an issue where the deactivated weapons on the conveyor belt had more health than intended on Normal and Heroic difficulties.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • For Arena matches that lasts for 20 minutes, the team with the most players left standing will now be awarded a victory. If both teams have an equal number of players alive, the match will still end in a draw.
    • Resolved an issue that caused the Dampening debuff icon to appear early, before the debuff is active.
       

October 29

Classes

  • Druid
    • Class Armor
      • Resolved an issue where casting Healing Touch while Nature's Swiftness is active did not consume the Restoration Tier-16 2-piece bonus.
  • Monk
    • General
      • Blackout Kick's damage-over-time component for the Windwalker specialization should no longer be incorrectly affected by Resilience a second time.
      • Expel Harm's damage should now properly benefit from PvP Power and interact correctly with Resilience.
    • Mistweaver
      • The glyphed version of Surging Mist should no longer incorrectly cost slightly less mana than the unglyphed version.
    • Windwalker
      • Touch of Karma should now correctly redirect the same amount of damage that the Monk receives in PvP. Previously, the ability was incorrectly being modified by both the target and Monk's own Resilience.

Quests

  • Resolved an issue where harvesting Juicycrunch Carrots and Scallions did not start Work Order: II quests.

Creatures

  • Tormented Spirits in Kun-Lai Summit now respawn less quickly.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • The Fallen Protectors
      • Resolved an issue that prevented players that have died during the encounter from receiving credit for the Go Long achievement.
    • Norushen
      • Amalgam of Corruption, Manifestation of Corruption, and Essence of Corruption's health has been reduced by 15% on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Iron Juggernaut
      • Iron Juggernaut's health has been reduced by 5% on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Earthbreaker Haromm and Wavebinder Kardris' health has been reduced by 5% on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Mokvar the Treasurer's Bribe ability should now be properly removed when the target has less than 50% health.
    • Malkorok
      • Malkorok's health has been reduced by 10% on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Kor'kron Wild Gun should no longer incorrectly drop Normal difficulty loot for Raid Finder and Flexible difficulties.
      • Resolved an issue that prevented players that have died during the encounter from receiving credit for the Criss Cross achievement.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Thok the Bloodthirsty's health has been reduced by 15% on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Jailer should no longer incorrectly drop Normal difficulty loot for Raid Finder and Flexible difficulties.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream, Kor'kron Warbringers, and Farseer Wolf Riders' health has been reduced by 5% on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Embodied Despair's health in the Realm of Y'Shaarj has been reduced on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Resolved an issue where players were able to obtain the "Strike!" achievement on Raid Finder difficulty.
  • Sunwell Plateau
    • Resolved an issue for players soloing the encounter that could cause Sathrovarr the Corruptor to not award any loot.
       

October 23

Classes

  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Reduced Death Strike's healing by 50% for Blood Death Knights in Arenas.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Kor'kron Reapers now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Minion of Y'Shaarj's Empowering Corruption now heals for 15% of health (down from 30%) and increases damage dealt by 20% (down from 50%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • [Requires a realm restart.] Harbinger of Y'Shaarj's Y'Shaarj Touched now heals for 2% of health per second (down from 5%) and increases damage dealt by 20% (down from 50%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
         

October 22

Classes

  • Mage
    • Class Armor
      • Tier-15 4-piece set bonus now increases the effects of Arcane Charges by 5% per stack (down from 20% per stack).
  • Monk
    • General
      • Tigereye Brew and Mana Tea gains from Chi Brew now correctly benefit from Mastery: Bottled Fury and Brewing: Mana Tea.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Damage from Soul Link should no longer incorrectly activate the Voidlord's Void Shield effect.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • The number of guild members needed to be considered a guild Group in Flexible difficulty has been reduced. Previously, the number of guild members required in Flexible difficulty didn’t account for the scaling group size. It now requires 80% of the current group size, rounded down.
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Hellscream's Warsong now grants a 75% increase to Physical damage dealt and health (down from 125%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Touch of Y'Shaarj now has a 4-second cast time for players (up from 3 seconds) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Reduced the health of Minions of Y'shaarj on Raid Finder difficulty.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • Players who pick up a Shadow Sight orb will be unable to stealth for the duration of the effect.
       

October 21

Classes

  • Druid
    • Talents
      • The Dream of Cenarius effect is now removed when the Druid switches talents.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • The number of Look Within orbs spawned by Norushen in Flexible difficulty will now round up instead of down, so that the ratio of orbs to players is never worse than on Normal difficulty.
    • Galakras
      • The portal leading back to the Vault of Y'Shaarj can no longer be used while in combat on Normal and Heroic difficulty.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Arenas
    • [Requires a realm restart.] The Crowd Chose You has been removed and replaced with a debuff called Dampening.
    • [Requires a realm restart.] For Arena matches that last more than 10 minutes, all players in the Arena will begin to receive Dampening.
      • Dampening is a stacking debuff applied to all players in the Arena every 10 seconds.
      • Each stack of Dampening reduces all healing and damage absorption by 1%.
      • If neither team has won after 20 minutes, the Arena match will end in a draw.
      • Necrotic Strike's healing absorption is not affected by Dampening.

Items

  • Protection Paladins are now eligible to receive the following items with via personal loot (Raid Finder and Flexible difficulty) and bonus rolls (all difficulty modes).
    • Siege of Orgrimmar: Bubble-Burst Bracers, Corruption-Rotted Gauntlets, Darkfallen Shoulderplates, Demolisher's Reinforced Belt, Legplates of Unthinking Strife, Poisonbinder Girth, and Thranok's Shattering Helm.
    • Ordos: Magdalena's Murderous Crown, Partik's Purified Legplates, Remnar's Ruinous Girdle, Rossi's Rosin-Soaked Shoulderplates, and Vanguard's Burly Bracers.
       

October 16

Classes

  • Mage
    • Class Armor
      • Resolved an issue that could cause the Tier-16 2-piece set bonus Frozen Thoughts to be consumed without effect.
  • Priest
    • Holy
      • Mastery: Echo of Light's healing has been increased by 4%.
  • Warlock
    • Talents
      • Archimonde's Darkness' effect should now be correctly removed when the Warlock switches talents or glyphs.

Quests

  • Timeless Treasures: Weekly treasure chests on the Timeless Isle can now grant credit towards completing this quest.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Galakras
      • Reduced the health of ranking officials and foot soldiers in Phase 1 of the encounter on 10-player Normal difficulty.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Ashen Wall, Toxic Storm, Toxic Mist, Foul Stream, and Foul Geyser now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Reduced the health of most of the creatures during the Spoils of Pandaria encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Having multiple players start the encounter should no longer incorrectly cause the timer to count down rapidly.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Captive Cave Bats on Raid Finder difficulty will no longer incorrectly drop Normal difficulty loot.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should now use his abilities more predictably when starting Stage Three: MY WORLD.
  • Mogu'shan Vaults
    • Resolved an issue that prevented players from completing the Straight Six achievement.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • [Requires a realm restart.] Silvershard Mines: The eastern mine cart now doesn't spawn in until shortly after the gates open.

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Noodle cart chefs will now receive a well-fed buff while serving other players bowls of noodle soup.

Items

  • Nazgrim's Burnished Insignia's should no longer be incorrectly activating from actions that aren't helpful spells.
  • Ticking Ebon Detonator's should no longer be incorrectly activating from actions that aren't attacks.
     

October 9

Classes

  • Druid
    • Restoration
      • To help address issues with input lag, Efflorescence now heals for twice as much every 2 seconds (was once every 1 second). Additional adjustments have been made so the total amount healed by Efflorescence from Swiftmend, Force of Nature Treants, and Wild Mushroom remains unchanged.
  • Warrior
    • Talents
      • Corrected an issue that allowed Warriors to cast Storm Bolt while under the effects of a Hex.

Creatures

  • [Requires a realm restart] Engaging Ordos in combat will no longer cause the Ordon Sanctuary gate to close.
  • Added an upper limit to the number of wolves that could be summoned by Moonfang's Call the Pack ability.
  • Flik and Flik's Frog should no longer incorrectly wind up under the terrain on Darkmoon Island.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Norushen
      • Resolved an issue that could cause the Overconfidence debuff to persist after defeating Zeal.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Reduced the amount of hostile NPCs in the areas leading up to the Dark Shaman encounter on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • General Nazgrim
      • Reduced the amount of hostile NPCs in the areas leading up to General Nazgrim on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Blade of the Hundred Steps should now only be applied to one tank per quadrant in Normal and Heroic difficulties.
         

October 7

Classes

  • Priest
    • Holy
      • To help address issues with input lag, Mastery: Echo of Light now heals for three times as much every 3 seconds (was once every 1 second). Total amount healed remains unchanged.
    • Shadow
      • To help address issues with input lag, Vampiric Embrace now heals every second instead of every time the Priest deals Shadow spell damage. The total amount healed remains unchanged.
    • Class Armor
      • Corrected an issue where the Tier-16 Shadow 4-piece set bonus was improperly applying the damage bonus to additional spells when multiple instant cast spells are cast at the same time.
  • Rogue
    • Talents
      • Corrected an issue with Cloak and Dagger that could allow Rogues to bypass some targeting and line-of-sight restrictions.

Creatures

  • Evermaw's spawn is no longer tied to Dread Ship Vazuvius.
  • Moonfang should now always drop something when defeated.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Corrected an issue where Spark of Life had more health than intended on Flexible difficulty.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream should no longer use Malice against players who have an Iron Star fixated on them on Heroic difficulty.
         

October 4

Classes
  • Death Knight
    • General
      • Resolved a visual issue caused by Death Knights using a Glyphed version of Horn of Winter while transformed by the Rime of the Time-Lost Mariner.
  • Druid
    • Class Armor
      • Resolved certain situations that could cause the Tier-16 Guardian 4-piece heal-over-time effect to heal for less than intended.
  • Shaman
    • General
      • To help address issues with input lag, Stormlash Totem's Stormlash effect now has a 20% chance to activate but deals 5 times more damage (down from a 100% chance to activate). Overall damage output should remain unchanged.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Haunt should no longer incorrectly increase the damage of non-periodic spells.
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Resolved an issue with Whirlwind where polearms equipped in the off-hand slot were not hitting enemies.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Malkorok
      • Resolved an issue where Malkorok may sometimes fail to respawn after a soft reset of the raid instance on Heroic difficulty.
    • Thok the Bloodthirsty
      • Creatures leading up to the encounter with Thok th
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