World of Warcraft - Hotfixes from 7/8/2018

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Also today there were new hotfixes for World of Warcraft. Including several balance adjustments, for example Retribution Paladins lose 3% damage for all abilities. Discipline priests also lose some damage.

You can find the complete patch notes below:

World of Warcraft - Hotfixes August 7, 2018

Display and animations

  • A display error in connection with the traditional armor of the Void Elves and the shadow shape changed by the glyph 'Shadow' has been fixed.
  • The effect of the fireball from the airship cannons on the Isle of Conquest is now back to match the actual trajectory of the shot.


  • Death knight
    • Unholy
      • Raising Dead's Claw ability no longer increases damage from Mastery: Dreadblade. The Talon Sweep ability, enhanced by Dark Transformation, continues to benefit from Mastery.
  • Druid
    • Sunfire will no longer apply to secondary targets that are immune to it, such as villains with Mantle of Shadows active.
    • Restoration
      • Photosynthesis now increases the rate of all healing effects over time by 20 % (was 15 %).
      • Photosynthesis' tempo effect now also affects Bloom.
      • Green Thumb healing reduced by 17 %.
      • Rejuvenation healing increased by 6 %.
  • magician
    • Arcane
      • Mana Shield now consumes mana equal to 50 % of damage absorbed (was 20 %).
    • Fire
      • Phoenix Flames damage against single targets now properly hits totems and similar targets.
    • frost
      • The 4-piece set bonus of Regalia of the Arcane Thunderstorm now properly reduces the cooldown of Frozen Orb when the 'Concentrated Cold' talent is selected.
  • monk
    • Chiwave healing increased by 25 %.
    • Mistweaver
      • Renewing Mists healing now properly generates threat.
    • Windrunner
      • Blackout Kick damage reduced by 27 %.
  • paladin
    • retribution
      • All skill damage reduced by 3 %.
  • priest
    • Holy Agony damage reduced by 6 %.
    • Divine Star healing increased by 25 %.
    • discipline
      • Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 9 %.
      • Shadow Spirit damage reduced by 16 %.
      • Mindbender damage reduced by 8 %.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented Sins of the Many from properly increasing the healing of Atonement from Shadow Spirit / Spirit Bender.
    • Holy
      • Binding Heal now costs 2.4 % of mana (was 2 %).
      • Word of Blessings: Redemption cast time increased to 2.5 seconds (was 2 seconds).
      • The cooldown reduction from Angel's Grace has been increased.
  • shaman
    • Restoration
      • Cloudburst now heals for 30 % of stored healing (was 25 %).
      • Unleash Life instant healing increased by 26 %.
  • Villain
    • Assassination
      • All skill damage reduced by 4 %.
    • lawlessness
      • All skill damage reduced by 3 %.
    • illusion
      • All skill damage reduced by 4 %.
  • Sorcerer
    • Ailments
      • Summon Dark Eye will no longer cause all nearby villains to unintentionally exit stealth mode.
  • warrior
    • weapons
      • All skill damage increased by 3 %.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Myra Tyrngaarde had some difficulty crossing bridges in iron forge. She was now shown the right way.

Friends and groups

  • Fixed a bug that prevented guild ranks with the appropriate permission from inviting new members as intended.
  • Fixed a bug that caused updated guild and officer notes to be delayed when the member in question was offline.
  • Fixed several bugs that caused some players to be unexpectedly removed from the General and Trade chat channels.

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