Patch 5.4 Hotfixes Overview

An overview of the most recent hotfixes for Patch 5.4.

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Hotfixes, hotfixes, and more hotfixes. This is
the mantra we often see after any new patch. Such is the case in World of
Warcraft Patch 5.4. A rather large patch, filled with loads of new
content, it really comes as no surprise that there are a few bugs to be
worked out. Another round of hotfixes was released yesterday via the
official Blizzard blog
filled with changes both big and small. Check
out the changes found in these latest hotfixes below:


  • Paladins will be pleased to note that Evil is a Point of View will no
    longer cause the spell Turn Evil to affect targets that are immune to
    loss of control effects.
  • Discipline Priest's Prayer of Mending now generates a shield that
    heals and absorbs for the correct amount when they critically strike
  • Warlock's Fel Flame spell's mana has been increased by a whopping
    100%, while Incinerate's damage has been upped 5%.
  • The Druid's Force of Nature Treant no longer feels the need to die
    after the Druid casts Swiftmend and Efflorescence.
  • Shadow Priests who land a killing blow with Shadow Word: Death will no
    longer be incorrectly granted 2 Shadow Orbs.
  • The Conflagrate and Incinerate of Destruction Warlocks now has a 15%
    chance to create an additional Burning Ember.
  • Soul Link for the Warlock is no longer applied to the second demon
    summoned with the Grimoire of Service.


  • Lorewalker Cho has laid off the adult beverages and will no long
    confuse Worgen and Alliance Pandaren players as Horde.
  • Completing the Path of the Mistwalker quest will now award 250
    reputation with the Emperor Shaohao faction. Southsea Plunderers and
    Southsea Lookout elites now count towards credit with this quest.
  • The faction requirement with the Order of the Cloud Serpent for the
    quest A Time Lost Treasure has been removed.
  • After the cutscene in the Temple of the Jade Serpent, players will
    find that they are no longer sometimes rendered motionless.
  • Players on the quest; The Darnassus Mission will be pleased to find
    they are no longer placed on the incorrect phase when using the Curious
    Bronze Timepiece.

Temple of the Jade Serpent


  • The Flame-Scarred Cache of Offerings from Ordos now has a chance to
    award Flexible Raid quality items.
  • Kor'kron NPCs and creatures in the Northern Barrens are now neutral to
    players below level 85 and will not be owning their faces anytime soon.
  • Highwind Albatross already with a player on board cannot be
    interrupted when attacked by another player.
  • Lil' Canny is back and can be found hanging out in the Shrine of Seven

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Siegecrafter Blackfuse's Shockwave Missile can now be seen by players
    on the conveyor belt, meaning less face pwnage from this particular boss
    in the Seige of Orgrimmar raid.
  • Garrosh Hellscream's Farseer Wolfrider can no longer be hit multiple
    times by the same Iron Star, nor can Faith, Hope and Courage effects
    stack while in the realm of Y'Shaarj. Also, breathe a sigh of relief as
    the Kor'kron Warbringer is not able to deal critical strikes to players
    any longer.
  • Raid leader's will find that it is their boss progression in the raid
    instance that determines which bosses are available in a Flexible Raid.
  • Norushen's damage from Titanic Corruption's Hurl Corruption in the
    Siege of Orgrimmar raid can now be absorbed by the damage absorption
    shields. Also, Purifying Lights will now always spawn in the same
    location on Flexible Raid difficulty.
  • An issue was fixed with the Sha of Pride in the Siege of Orgrimmar
    raid where players were able to get a second Titan Runestone after
    already having received one.
  • Lor'themar Theron and King Varian Wyrnn can no longer use taunt on
    Galakras in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. Also, Galakras's Flames of
    Galadrond spell is more responsive, detecting better when it passes
    through a player, as well as providing a clearer visual.
  • Looters in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid rejoice; the delay before
    Crates of Pandaren Relics could be opened has been reduced in all raid
  • Malkorok in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid has seen many changes
    including correctly applying Fatal Strikes even if they are dodged,
    Kor'kron War Wolf's Dread Howl now works like a normal fear, and
    Mistweaver Monk's that are stunned with the Touch of Y'Shaarj affliction
    will no longer be impossible to hit.
  • Players still locked in their cage will no longer be able to take
    damage from creatures while facing Thok the Bloodthirsty in the Siege of
    Orgrimmar raid.

Battlegrounds and Arenas

  • Rogues will find they can no longer Shadowstep on Antipersonnel
    Cannons in the Strand of the Ancients.


  • Fixed a problem where drinks regenerating mana were not doing their
    intended job (regenerating mana).
  • Death Knight's Endurance of Niuzao effect should now work correctly
    and activate before triggering Purgatory.
  • Legendary cloak effects will no longer activate while fighting against
    enemy players.

Timeless Isle

Timeless Isle

  • Players will now be able to escape certain destruction as the
    Celestial Court spirit walls no longer close while engaging the
  • Low-level players can mourn as chests on the Timeless Isle now have a
    level 90 requirement to open.
  • Kukuru's Caches will be giving up the Burdens of Eternity a little
    less often.
  • The Fire-Watcher achievement coin requirement has been reduced to
    2,000 Bloody Coins, down from 10,000.
  • Players attempting the Going to Need a Bigger Bag achievement will now
    get credit for the Big Bag of Herbs.

Proving Grounds

  • Monk statues and Shaman totems are safer, as lava pools created by
    Illusionary Flamecallers will no longer do them damage.

Bug Fixes

  • The prompt to Release Spirit will not pop up after performing a
    reloadui directly after dying and resurrecting.
  • Players who die and release inside the Seige of Orgrimmar raid will no
    longer see the loading bar more than once before appearing in the
    graveyard and will be able to do the walk of shame back to the instance
    more quickly.
  • Tracked quests, achievements, and tutorials should, very helpfully,
    save correctly after relogging.

That concludes the list of hotfixes currently
released. If you are interested in checking out the official
patch notes, head on over to Blizzard's blog
. While these fixes
surely cover many issues players have experienced thus far in the game, I
think it is safe to say that we will probably be seeing a few more rounds
in the near future. What bugs have you experienced so far in Patch 5.4? Do
any of the above hotfixes solve the issue? How many more rounds of
hotfixes do you expect before this patch is working as intended? Share
your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

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