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Patch 5.0.5 Hotfixes for October 16

Patch 51 Hotfixes for October 16
Roll up, roll up! Hotfixes! Get them while they're hot... erm... fixes! They're coming in thick and fast, and the latest batch are hot off the presses. I really need to stop making jokes.

Hotfix highlights include:
  • Pet Battle matchmaking has been improved. The pets on each team involved in the battle will now be closer in level with each other.
  • Teams queueing for Arenas will temporarily no longer be placed into the The Ring of Valor.
  • Windsong and Elemental Force weapon enchantment activations will no longer remove stealth.
  • Void Shift can no longer be used on NPCs, including player pets.
I don't know about you, but my main question is why has Ring of Valor been deactivated? It is not among my favorite arenas, so I'm not exactly upset, but still curious!

Hit the break for the full list of hotfixes.


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October 16

  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Incarnation: Son of Ursoc
        • Activating this ability now correctly resets the cooldown on Growl.
        • Activating this ability will no longer incorrectly remove Might of Ursoc, Enrage, or Savage Defense.
    • Hunter
      • Murder of Crows will now properly break Freezing Trap once damage is dealt.
    • Priest
      • Void Shift can no longer be used on NPCs, including player pets.
    • Mage
      • Combustion direct damage that does not crit now causes Heating up to be removed after a short delay. Additionally, the delay on non-crits removing Heating Up has been increased from 0.25sec to 0.5sec.
    • Monk
      • Guard
        • Guard will no longer fade from the Monk when her Ox Statue applies Guard to another player.
        • Glyph of Guard will no longer prevent the Monk's Ox Statue from applying Guard to other players.
        • Skull Banner and Sanctuary of the Ox can now stack, and neither effect will overwrite the other.
        • The non-glyphed version of Guard will be cancelled should a Monk apply Glyph of Guard and cast the new version.
        • A Monk's existing Guard effect will now stack with Guard provided by other friendly Brewmaster Monks.
      • Tiger's Lust no longer affects vehicles.
      • Zen Flight now clears correctly on when moving between continents.
    • Rogue
      • Windsong and Elemental Force weapon enchantment activations will no longer remove stealth.
      • Smoke Bomb will now properly prevent players within the area of effect from being struck by the Spiritual Grasp cast by Shadowy Minions in Mogu'shan Vaults.
    • Warlock
      • When Dark Apotheosis is active, using Demonic Slash will no longer sometimes incorrectly trigger the Shoot ability.
  • Creatures
    • The Fae Spirits that accompany Darkwoods Faeries will now despawn correctly.
    • Shao-Tien Tyrant and Shao-Tien Magus can no longer be pickpocketed.
    • Stout Shaghorns in the Valley of the Four Winds should now respawn properly.
    • Lingering Doubt in the Jade Forest now respawns more slowly.
  • Pet Battles
    • Pet Battle matchmaking has been improved. The pets on each team involved in the battle will now be closer in level with each other.
  • Items
    • The Cooking School Bell can no longer be sold to vendors.
  • Quests
    • Demonology Warlocks can now successfully complete "Elemental Bonds: Desire".
    • "In Sprite of Everything" can now be completed.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the August Celestials quest hub at the Cradle of Chi-Ji to always be available.
    • Players that fail the quest "Battle Axe of the Thunder King" will now be able to restart the event.
    • Fixed an issue that would prevent some players from acquiring the quest "Welcome to Dawn's Blossom".
    • Fixed an issue that would prevent the object of the quest "Battle Helm of the Thunder King" from being looted.
  • Dungeons & Raids
    • Mog'shan Vaults
      • Gara'jal the Spiritbinder will now properly transport the target with the highest threat to the Spirit World.
  • PvP
    • Arenas
      • Teams queueing for Arenas will temporarily no longer be placed into the The Ring of Valor.
  • Bug Fixes
    • The Stoneplow Farm cinematic will now correctly only play once while players complete the associated quests.
    • Resolved an issue with Archaeology digsites in Fallsong Village.
    • The achievement Monkey in the Middle can now be earned when defeating Captain Ook in the Unga Ingoo scenario.



Mists of Pandaria is here! The level cap has been raised to 90, many players have returned to Azeroth, and pet battles are taking the world by storm. Keep an eye out for all of the latest news, and check out our comprehensive guide to Mists of Pandaria for everything you'll ever need to know.

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