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Hotfixes: July 24th

Official Blizzard Quote:

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Legion. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.
Additional information about the expansion can be found below.
July 24

Class, Raid, Items, and PvP hotfixes below will go live with maintenance in each region.
Death Knight

  • Frost
    • Fixed a bug preventing Hungering Rune Weapon from generating a Rune at the correct rate of once every 1.5 seconds.
    • All damage abilities increased by 5%.

Demon Hunter

  • Vengeance
    • Demon Spikes physical damage reduction increased to 12% (was 10%).
    • Fracture damage decreased by 5%.
    • Spirit Bomb damage decreased by 10%.


  • Protection
    • Increased the damage done by the following abilities by 4%: Avenger's Shield, Judgment, Hammer of the Righteous, Blessed Hammer, Consecration, Shield of the Righteous, Eye of Tyr.
  • Retribution
    • Blade of Justice damage increased by 10%.
    • Crusader Strike damage increased by 10%.
    • Zeal damage increased by 10%.


  • Fixed a bug where Elusiveness reduced the amount of AOE damage reduction Feint provided.


  • Holy
    • Light of Dawn now functions correctly with Aura of Sacrifice.

Class Halls

  • Calydus will now appear if a player can accept or turn-in a quest with him, even if he's on a mission.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Tomb of Sargeras
    • The Fallen Avatar
      • The Fallen Avatar’s health is reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Kil’jaeden
      • Kil'jaeden's health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
      • Armageddon now creates 6 Armageddon Rains (was 8) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Illidan's Sightless Gaze now deals less damage in all difficulties.
      • Demonic Obelisk now spawns 3 Obelisks on the first cast in Mythic difficulty.


  • Spectral Thurible will no longer damage creatures you are not in combat with.


  • Arms
    • The Great Storm's Eye damage bonus per stack reduced to 2% (was 4%).
    • Ayala's Stone Heart now procs 40% less often for Arms Warriors.


  • All Specs
    • Mantle of the Master Assassin duration reduced to 5 seconds (was 6 seconds).
  • Subtlety
    • Denial of the Half-Giants cooldown reduction reduced to 0.2 seconds per combo point spent (was 0.3 seconds).

Player versus Player

  • Balance
    • PvP Template Armor reduced by 10%.
    • Bladed Feathers grants 11% additional armor per rank in PvP (was 22.5% per rank).
    • Ironfeather Armor now grants an additional 25% armor (was 50%).
    • Celestial Guardian now grants 10% spell damage reduction (was 20%).
    • Moonkin Form now grants 125% additional armor in PvP situation (was 200%).
  • Restoration
    • PvP Template Intellect increased by 2%.
    • PvP Template Mastery increased by 20%.


  • Survival
    • Holy Priests with Greater Fade active can now be correctly interrupted by Muzzle


  • Frost
    • Frigid Winds increases chilling effects by 10% in PvP situations (was 15%).
    • Chilled reduces the movement speed of targets by 40% in PvP situations (was 50%).


  • Holy
    • Ray of Hope's cooldown is increased to 60 seconds (was 45 seconds).
    • PvP Template Intellect reduced by 4%.
    • PvP Template Mastery reduced by 30%.
    • The heal over time effect of Renew now heals for an additional 75% in PvP (was 100%).


  • Restoration
    • Riptide's heal is increased by 15% in PvP situations (was an additional 30%).
    • PvP Template Intellect reduced by 3%.


  • Affliction
    • PvP Template Intellect increased by 3%.
  • Destruction
    • PvP Template Armor increased by 30%.
    • PvP Template Versatility increased by 5%.

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EU Arena Cup #5 LIVE July 22-23 at 17:00 CEST: Tune In!
Live at https://www.twitch.tv/warcraft!

Official Blizzard Quote:

Cup #5 of the WoW® Arena World Championship goes live Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23. To keep up with the action, tune in to the broadcast each day at 16:30 CEST, with matches kicking off at 17:00 CEST sharp. Don’t miss out!
You can catch all the action on our official World of Warcraft Twitch channel in English. The stream will also be available in Russian and German.
What's New?
We have a brand new esports page to share with you, a space dedicated to WoW esports. You can catch up with all the action, news and current Point Standings here.
The Teams To Watch

  • Northern Gaming Blue
  • Managers
  • Rocket Esports
  • Snowball Gaming
  • The Old French Clan
  • ABC
  • Making A Movie
  • Method: Triforce

Your Hosts
These are the faces (and voices) providing expert opinion, hype and point-by-point analysis.


Elliott 'Venruki’ Venczel


Sid ‘Supatease’ Compston

Points Promote Players – Get Involved!
Cup Events

  • 1st place: $3,000, 160 points
  • 2nd place: $1,500, 80 points
  • 3rd place: $1,000, 36 points
  • 4th place: $500, 20 points
  • 5th and 6th places: 12 points each

Approved Community Events

  • 1st place: 40 points
  • 2nd place: 20 points
  • 3rd place: 12 points
  • 4th place: 8 points
  • 5th and 6th places: N/A

Find out more in our Arena World Championship announcement here.
Want In On The Action?
We want to see a ton of community involvement, and strongly recommend some of you out there hold your own events. Not only will you be part of the action, you’ll help teams place higher on the ladder — as approved community events award points too! Want to know more? Get in touch
Want to run your own event? Apply here.
Good luck to all the teams, and see you on the stream!

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WoW® Arena Championship Finals announced!

Official Blizzard Quote:

The North America Championship finals will be held at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, 7-10 September. The top 12 teams from North America will be invited to compete, based on hard-earned points amassed during the tournament. You can see the point standings here.


Who You Can Expect To See

  • Tempo Storm (Jahmilli, Pikaboo, Gorecki)
  • Method: Reborn (Cdew, Snutz, Samiyam, Bean)
  • Union (Sethcurry, Mageiden, Prevy, Brain)
  • Method: Synergy (Mes, Maldiva, Kolo)
  • Panda Global (Rubcub, Rositajones, Jellybeans, Wallabare)
  • And many more!
  • Catch all the action on our Twitch channel.

Prize Pool: $100,000

1st Place - $50,000
2nd Place - $20,000
3rd Place - $12,000
4th Place - $8,000
5th and 6th Place - $5,000

BlizzCon Final
Only the top 4 teams will get to compete at BlizzCon, representing their region at the World Championship. And with $280,000 up for grabs, the competition will be fierce.








Regional Events
The WoW Arena Championship is truly global, and all regions in the tournament will be sending a team to the BlizzCon finals. Want to know who you’re up against? Keep an eye on the international team play on the dates below.

Cups #4 and #5 Are Still Up For Grabs!
The NA Championship finalists are far from decided, and with two more cups to play for there’s plenty of opportunity for late contenders to taste glory. Want to compete? Sign up for Cup #4 here and Cup #5 here. For those of you following at home, you can watch all the action from Cups #4 and #5 on the dates and times below.

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