WoW Dragonflight Hotfix Patch Notes (January 31) - Vault of the Incarnates boss nerfs & more

WoW Dragonflight

WoW Dragonflight

Blizzard Entertainment has posted a set of hotfixes for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight that are scheduled to release with the weekly restart.

In this update, the developers have given some bosses of Vault of the Incarnates, namely Dathea, Kurog Grimtotem, and Raszageth, a couple of nerfs. Additionally, they've made several quality-of-life changes and bug fixes.

That being said, here are the January 31 Hotfix Patch Notes for WoW Dragonflight.

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WoW Dragonflight Hotfixes Patch Notes (January 31)

Classes

  • Hunter
    • Marksmanship
      • Fixed an issue where Calling the Shots was incorrectly receiving more benefit than intended while using the Chimaera Shot talent.
    • Survival
      • Fixed an issue where Deadly Duo was not properly increasing the damage of Kill Command.
  • Monk
    • Brewmaster
      • Fixed an issue where Stagger’s effect was incorrectly reduced.
    • Mistweaver
      • Fixed an issue that caused Rapid Diffusion to consume Thunder Focus Tea, Tea of Plenty, and Tea of Serenity Renewing Mist procs.
  • Shaman
    • Mana Spring now restores 200 mana when triggered at level 70 (was 400).
      • Developers’ note: With its changes in 10.0.5, the mana restored by Mana Spring is outperforming similar effects, so its value is being brought down in line with our intent.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Soul Swap now correctly copies the stack count of Agony.
      • Soul Swap now correctly copies Soul Rot, Phantom Singularity, and Vile Taint.
      • Haunted Soul is no longer canceled when Haunt is Soul Swapped.
      • Soul Swap no longer causes Corruption to damage you if Absolute Corruption is talented.
      • Soul Swap now correctly shows its remaining cooldown after exhaling.
      • Malefic Affliction is now correctly removed when your Unstable Affliction target dies.
      • Soul Rot is now affected by Dread Touch and Mastery: Potent Afflictions.
      • Fixed an issue where Malefic Affliction wouldn't be granted if Malefic Rapture damage was absorbed.
      • Fixed an issue where Grim Reach was benefitting twice from damage modifiers.
      • Fixed an issue where Inevitable Demise was increasing the damage of Drain Life by an incorrect amount.
      • Fixed an issue where Deathbolt would deal more damage than intended in low level areas.

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Nokhud Offensive
    • Balakar Khan
      • Fixed an issue causing Nokhud Stormcasters to sometimes become immune to damage during the encounter.
      • Fixed an issue causing Nokhud Stormcallers around the perimeter of Nokhudon Hold to sometimes become attackable.
      • Fixed an issue causing Nokhud Stormcasters to become attackable before the intermission of the encounter.
  • Vault of the Incarnates
    • Dathea, Ascended
      • [With weekly restarts] Static Discharge damage reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Volatile Infuser health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Kurog Grimtotem
      • [With weekly restarts] Frostwrought Dominator, Earthwrough Smasher, Flamewrought Eradicator, Stormwrought Despoiler, Tectonic Crusher, Frozen Destroyer, Blazing Fiend, and Thundering Ravager health reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Earth, Flame, Frost, and Storm Dominance damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Shattering, Blistering, Chilling, and Thundering Presence damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Raszageth
      • [With weekly restarts] Raszageth's health reduced by 3% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Static Charge damage reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Static Charge's damage is further reduced by distance on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Volatile Spark's Burst cast time increased to 4.5 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 3.5 seconds).
      • [With weekly restarts] Volatile Spark now spawn with 3 stacks of Volatile on Mythic difficulty (was 4).
      • [With weekly restarts] Stormsurge's Shield effect reduced by 10% on Heroic difficulty.
      • [With weekly restarts] Volatile Spark's Burst cast time increased to 6 seconds on Heroic difficulty (was 5 seconds).

Enemies and NPCs

  • Fixed an issue where some of the new rare enemies did not have the silver Rare Elite dragon border.

Items and Rewards

  • The Tamed Eagle trinket now summons the flying eagle visual effect upon use (was when equipped).
  • Added Apprentice's Robes and Apprentice's Boots (Night Elf Mage variant) to Carla Granger.
  • Carla Granger's Rugged Trapper's Boots and Battleworn Shoes are now Bind on Equip and can be collected.
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  • Fixed an issue where All-Totem of the Master shockwaves could hit additional enemies through floors or other terrain.

Player versus Player

  • Evoker
    • Chrono Loop (PvP Talent) can no longer be applied through immunities.
  • Rogue
    • Assassination
      • [With weekly restarts] The amplified form of Numbing Poison as applied by Shiv now has 40% reduced effectiveness in PvP combat.

Professions

  • Enchanting
    • Vendors have purchased so many Enchanted Writhebark Wands that they are now offering a lower price for them.
  • Engineering
    • [With weekly restarts] Piece of Scrap is now always granted on successful Tinker usage for specialized engineers (except for Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors and Tinker: Grounded Circuitry).
    • [With weekly restarts] Tinker: Plane Displacer now lasts between 15 and 18 seconds (was 12 and 18 seconds) and correctly places potions on a 5 minute cooldown (was 10 minutes).
    • [With weekly restarts] Aspects of Tinker and Bomb malfunctions have been redesigned or retuned:
      • Safety Component optional reagents are now always discovered when Tinkers malfunction.
      • Significantly reduced the damage dealt from explosion malfunctions.
      • Success chance no longer scales with Engineering Skill. The amount this granted has been made baseline.
      • Success chance granted from casting item quality has been halved, the amount lost has been made baseline.
      • Success chance granted from Specialization nodes has been doubled.
      • Maximum amount of success chance for Engineers remains unchanged. Non-engineers can achieve a slightly higher value than previously.
      • Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors now has a slight bonus to success chance for Engineers, with its maximum success chance equal to the Shadowlands variant.
  • Jewelcrafting
    • Sundered Onyx Loupe and Chromatic Focus have had their recipe difficulty corrected to their intended values.

Quests

  • To make “The Fifth Challenge of Tyr” more enjoyable and group friendly, the following adjustments have been made:
    • The amount of progress awarded for using Irideus’ Power Core on Elite denizens of Tyrhold was increased to 35% (was 20%), meaning that you only need to use it 3 times (was 5).
    • 4 more enemies were added as viable targets for Irideus' Power Core: Ancient Protector, Phenran, Overloading Defense Matrix, and Overseer Stonetongue.
    • Irideus’ Power Core’s cast time has been reduced to 1.5 second (was 3 seconds).
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