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Patch 4.3 hotfixes for Dec. 2

Hotfixes are in for Dec. 2, with the expected fix to the Raid Finder exploit that was causing incredibly fast gear-ups for players who queued over and over. Raid Finder loot should now work in its intended fashion. Dragon Soul and the three new 5-man dungeons also got some quick fixes for a few annoying bugs. Hit the jump for the full list of hotfixes.



Patch 4.3 hotfixes for December 2
Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.3: Hour of Twilight. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this thread in the days ahead as additional hotfixes are applied.

December 2

General
  • The Looking-For-Dungeon / Looking-For-Raid system should now properly assign classes to the roles that are most needed, as long as those roles are selected. It should no longer confine them to Tank/Healer/DPS priority if other roles are in short supply.
  • Master looter can no longer assign items in Looking-For-Raid groups to players that are already locked to that boss for the week.
  • Players should be unable to trade loot they got from Looking-For-Raid encounters to players that are loot locked to that boss.
Dungeons & Raids
  • Well of Eternity
    • Eyes of Peroth'arn should now despawn after the stealth phase.
    • During the Mannoroth encounter in the Well of Eternity, players who drop combat via abilities like Vanish and Invisibility should no longer lose the Gift of Sargeras buff.
    • Displaced Shadowbats should now properly despawn in all situations.
    • Druids are no longer removed from their Shapeshifted form when they gain the Shadowcloak buff.
  • Hour of Twilight
    • Thrall should no longer be able to be killed in the gauntlet leading up to Archbishop Benedictus.
    • Thrall will no longer aggro additional trash packs in the Asira Dawnlayer gauntlet if a player mind controls a mob.
  • Dragon Soul
    • All bosses in Dragon Soul are now awarding both guild XP and reputation when defeated, in normal and Heroic raid difficulties.
    • Hagara
      • Ice Walls now move 15% slower on LFR Raid Finder difficulty
    • Ultraxion
      • The minimum heal required to activate Essence of Dreams is now 1500, up from 500.
    • Spine of Deathwing
      • Players should no longer get disconnected once they release their spirit after jumping or falling off Deathwing.
    • Madness of Deathwing
      • Deathwing now properly slouches down and becomes attackable for phase two.
      • Corrupted Deathwing should now cast his spells appropriately when switching between platforms.
      • The Madness of Deathwing encounter should will appropriately die, play the end cinematic, spawn his appropriate loot chest, award Valor Points, and despawn when players defeat him.
  • Blackrock Caverns
    • Raz the Crazed's Furious Swipe should now properly hit enemies.
  • Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
    • All bosses should again reward the expected amount of Brood of Nozdormu reputation.
Items
  • The Speaking of Rage proc from all three versions of Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth should no longer miss against opponents of any level, regardless of the player's Hit Rating.
  • If a player loots a Heart of Flame with a full inventory, the item will be mailed to them.
Quests and Creatures
  • Kilix the Unraveler should no longer offer the deprecated quest "All Things in Good Time".
  • Telenus and Kali Remik no longer offer the deprecated quest "Seek the Farstriders".
  • Blackhowl Footsoldiers should no longer path under the terrain or path oddly around stairs.
  • The Crystalspire Stone Drake will no longer despawn for players who have engaged Zoltrik Drakebane
Classes
  • Death Knight
    • Raise Ghoul, Blood Tap, Empower Rune Weapon, and Army of the Dead no longer benefit from the cooldown reduction and the duration increase from the buff Last Defender of Azeroth.
  • Druid
    • Druids can no longer cast Barkskin while Hexed.
    • Frenzied Regeneration is now correctly healing for 0.30% health for each point of Rage consumed and matches the amount in the tooltip.
    • Efflorescence should now correctly heal if the Swiftmended heal is absorbed by effects like Necrotic Strike.
  • Priest
    • A Priest with Spirit of Redemption who dies as the round is ending in Strand of the Ancients should no longer become permanently stunned for the rest of the game.
  • Rogue
    • Killing Spree should no longer return a script error when only stealthed targets are nearby.
  • Warrior
    • Deep Wounds should now only proc from crits, not passive damage.
    • Bladestorm will now always grant immunity when it is cast.



Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!

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