14 Jul 2021 10:58 AM +00:00

New Shadowlands Update Brings Big Balance Changes

Over the last few weeks, since the release of the 9.1 update, a lot of content has come to WoW Shadowlands and lots of patches have been released.

Blizzard are still changing how the class balance is in the game, with more changing arriving this week.

Below, we've got all the details you need on the most recent WoW Shadowlands patch.


Latest - Sanctum of Domination Mythic Difficulty

In the second week of updates and changes to Sanctum of Domination, Mythic Difficulty has been added - being activated on July 13.

You can check out the hotfix details here and information on the weekly reset for WoW Shadowlands here.

However, there has been another major patch this week that's worth breaking down. Below you can see all of the July 12 WoW Shadowlands changes.

July 12 WoW Shadowlands Patch Notes

The full patch notes are below:


  • Fixed an issue where the Focusing Prisms would sometimes not apply to Anduin Wrynn for The World is a Prism.


  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • [With regional restarts] Cobra Shot, Barbed Shot, Multi-Shot, and Kill Shot damage increased by 15%.
      • [With regional restarts] Kill Command damage increased by 15% in non-PvP situations.
    • Marksmanship
      • [With regional restarts] Aimed Shot, Arcane Shot, Multi-Shot, and Rapid Fire damage increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Kill Shot damage increased by 15%.
    • Survival
      • [With regional restarts] Serpent Sting, Wildfire Bomb, Raptor Strike, Mongoose Bite, Flanking Strike, and Kill Shot damage increased by 10%.
  • Mage
    • Fire
      • [With regional restarts] Fireball damage increased by 20%.
      • [With regional restarts] Fire Blast damage increased by 15% in non-PvP Situations.
      • [With regional restarts] Pyroblast damage increased by 5% in non-PvP Situations.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • [With regional restarts] Devouring Plague damage reduced by 8%.
      • [With regional restarts] Dissonant Echoes’ (Conduit) Void Bolt damage reduced by 5%.
  • Shaman
    • Unleash Shield (PvP Talent) can now be used with targeting macros.
    • Elemental
      • Control of Lava (PvP Talent) critical hits will now benefit from Elemental Fury.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • [With regional restarts] The damage of all spells increased by 5%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • The Tarragrue
      • Fixed a timing issue that could cause him to stop casting spells.
    • Remnant of Ner’zhul
      • Players who fall off the side of the platform while the encounter is in progress should be able to use Soulstones, Reincarnation, and be valid targets of Battle Resurrection spells.
    • Painsmith Raznal
      • The Dungeon Journal now displays the correct values for Lingering Flames.
      • Fixed an issue that caused players affected by a priest’s Leap of Faith to be hit by floor spikes.
    • Kel'Thuzad
      • Fixed an issue where he would cast Dark Evocation in Phase 3.
      • Fixed an issue that prevented the warning visual targeting circles to appear during the Unstoppable Abomination's demolish on Normal difficulty.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • Fixed an issue where the ability sequence of Stage 2 would differ if players skipped the intermission cutscene.
      • Resolved an issue with Stage 3 ability timings.
      • Lady Jaina Proudmoore, Thrall, and Bolvar Fordragon no longer sometimes forget that they were fighting Sylvanas Windrunner or Anduin Wrynn.
      • Fixed an issue where she would fail to cast Wailing Arrow on dead targets under certain circumstances.
      • Fixed an issue where the Banshee's Fury secondary area-of-effect spell (for player's afflicted with Banshee's Bane) could damage player pets and guardians.
  • Spires of Ascension
    • Ventunax
      • Fixed an issue where Dark Stride’s bleed effect was being reduced by armor. The damage done by Dark Stride has been reduced by 35% to account for this.
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
    • The Grand Menagerie
      • Fixed an issue that caused Venza Goldfuse's abilities to target and damage player pets.


  • Kevin will now provide credit after eating enemies if he lands the killing blow for “Somebody Feed Kevin.”
  • Dragging centurion pieces to Mikanikos during the quest “Putting A Plan Together” should now be more reliable.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Anima Powers
    • Fixed an issue where Rank 2 of Anima Plunderer (Rank 2) was not dropping an Anima Cell.

WoW Companion App

  • Fixed a fatal error where some users could not add a new Battle.net account.
  • Fixed a fatal error where the app would not correctly identify regions for some users.
  • Fixed a fatal error with Maw Adventure combat replays that contained certain environmental effects.
  • Fixed an issue with news article image sizes.