Blizzard releases hotfixes following WoW Patch 9.1.5, targets cooldowns resetting after boss encounters

Blizzard has been quick to act.

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World of Warcraft Patch 9.1.5, the first major update in over four months, introduced a myriad of gameplay and quality-of-life changes to the grim underworld of the Shadowlands on Nov. 2. But while most of the changes have been well-received by the community, others haven’t gone down so well.

To address the patch and the problems that have followed since its release, Blizzard has delivered a set of hotfixes straight to the live servers. 

The devs targeted classes, items and rewards, PvP, professions, questing, and Torghast on Nov. 4, cleaning up the game as quickly and as orderly as possible. 

More specifically, Blizzard has fixed a bug that players were encountering after downing raid bosses. Abilities with a two-minute or longer cooldown, including Paladin’s Blessing of Sacrifice and Warrior’s Die by the Sword and Enraged Regeneration, were resetting after a boss encounter ended, winding down the clock and making wiping more of a hassle than it should ever be.

Covenant abilities like Necrolord’s Fleshcraft and Night Fae’s Convoke the Spirits have also been addressed, and several racial abilities with a cooldown greater than two minutes have swiftly been fixed. 

Classes

  • The following abilities have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends:
    • Blessing of Sacrifice (Paladin)
    • Die by the Sword (Arms Warrior)
    • Enraged Regeneration (Fury Warrior)
  • The following Covenant abilities have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends:
    • Fleshcraft (Necrolord)
    • Convoke the Spirits (Night Fae)
  • Several racial abilities with cooldowns greater than two minutes have been updated to have their cooldowns reset when a raid boss encounter ends

Rogue

Subtlety

  • Fixed an issue where Shadow Blades would continue to attack the enemy after the Rogue was under crowd-control effects

Items and rewards

  • Queen’s Conservatory catalysts now stack to 200 (was 20)
  • The Forgotten Feather in Korthia can once again be looted
  • Fixed an issue where the Gateway Control Shard could be used while under certain effects such as stun and wouldn’t break characters out of stealth

PvP

Monk

Windwalker

  • Fixed an issue that caused Wind Waker’s (PvP talent) radius to be larger than intended, and also cleared movement impairing effects off of the Monk prior to having two stacks

Professions

Inscription

  • The Mark of the Midnight Runestag recipe no longer requires Revered with the Wild Hunt to learn

Quests

  • “Observing Victory” now displays its turn-in location on the Oribos map
  • Underbelly Lowlifes during the quest “Secrets of the Underbelly” now deal the appropriate amount of damage

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Power Infusion, Time Warp, Mystic Touch, and Demonic Gateway anima powers are no longer offered to characters that haven’t learned these abilities yet
  • Long Tail Dynarats obtained from Chaotic Concoctions now deal the appropriate amount of damage as indicated by its tooltip and only one can be used on a target
  • Fixed an issue where players with slower connections may miss out on the first floor Anima Cell. Cross realm players were more likely to notice this issue

WoW Companion app

  • Fixed an issue preventing Android 12 users from installing the app