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Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes – December 4th, 2020

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes – December 4, 2020

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Allied Races

  • Bloodthirsty Vulpera no longer get lost on the return home to their camps after leaving the Arena.


  • Paladin
    • General
      • Punish the Guilty (Potency Conduit) damage has been reduced by 70%.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Valfir the Unrelenting has bolstered his defense, making oncoming attacks much less effective. Players that wish to take down the beast will first need to send anima to this location to unlock the key to Valfir’s demise.
  • Valfir the Unrelenting will no longer wander quite so far from his spawn.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanguine Depths
    • General Kaal
      • After rescuing Essence of Z’rali and before the final fight, General Kaal now removes her Evasive Mantle upon entering combat to alleviate an issue if she is pulled to her next position in the gauntlet early.

Items and Rewards

  • [With regional restarts] Battle for Azeroth Emissary quests and Paragon caches will have their gold rewards reduced to 10% of their current value when Shadowlands Season 1 begins in each region.
  • The Engineering device Disposable Spectrophasic Reanimator is now disposed upon use.
  • Fixed an issue where Forgemaster’s Crate and the Tailoring items, Lace Draperies and Excuisitely Woven Rug, could not be opened.
  • Scorched Crypt Keys will no longer drop if you already have one in your inventory.


  • Fixed an issue where some professions were able to learn the recipe Novice Crafter’s Mark before Crafter’s Mark 1.


  • Covenant Campaign
    • “Prove Your Worth” can now be obtained after clearing quests from a full quest log.
  • Covenant Campaign
    • Players will now be able to complete the Ember Court unlock questline even while the World Quest “Tea Tales” is active. Affected players should seek out Tubbins in the Ember Ward to accept the quest “Formal Refreshments” to continue.
  • Oribos, the Eternal City
    • Highlord Bolvar Fordragon and Taelia Fordragon have leveled up on their listening skills and no longer talk over one another after the “A Glimpse into Darkness” quest cinematic has ended.
  • Bastion
    • Players who pass through Oribos, the Eternal City, and have an extra Broken Kyrian Flute in their bags that they cannot get rid of, should be taken care of thanks to an undisclosed Broker contact in the area.
  • Ardenweald
    • The location of Marasmius is now shown on the map for completing the daily quest “Glittering Gritty Goodness.”

The Maw: Eye of the Jailer

  • Daily and weekly quests within the Maw can no longer be held beyond the day or week in which they were picked up by the player.


  • Flame Vents and Soul Emanation traps now trigger less frequently and have slightly larger areas of effect.
  • Rogue
    • Anima Powers
      • First Steps now correctly increases the damage of Subtlety’s Secret Technique (Talent).
  • Warrior
    • Anima Powers
      • New Anima Power: Notched Axe Head (Rare) – Gain the Victorious effect every 20 seconds, allowing the use of Victory Rush (or Impending Victory, when talented).
      • New Anima Power: Tarnished Medallion (Uncommon) – Berserker Rage restores 5% health instantly, and every 3 seconds.

World Quests

  • Nasho is now less distracted when rushing into the Forgotten Forge to stop Specialist Entra during the world quest “Forged in Secret.”
  • The teapot for “Tea Tales: Gubbins and Tubbins” is now easier to see.
  • Fixed an issue during the Bastion World Quest “Centurions, Assemble!” where the Steward Mechanic ability would fail to heal the player’s chosen centurion.
  • Players should no longer be able to get into a state where they are unable to pick up dredgers in the “Dirty Job: Wood Work” and “Dirty Job: Demolition Detail” world quests.

WoW Classic

  • Pets will now automatically attack hostile enemies and players when set to Aggressive stance.
  • Addressed an issue where Damaged Necrotic Shards do not take damage from defeating Shadows of Doom.
  • Entering Naxxramas now places you on the lower platform, while the teleport to Sapphiron’s Lair is triggered on the upper platform, allowing you to zone in and explore the 4 wings.
    • Developers’ note: The behavior of immediately teleporting players to Sapphiron’s Lair upon re-entry to the raid following the defeat of the 4 wing-bosses, IS authentic, but we felt the inability to return and collect Frozen Runes that had been missed was punishing enough to warrant a change here. In keeping with the theme, however, there is still no escape from Frostwyrm Lair short of using your Hearthstone or teleporting. Naxxramas is, among other things, a prison, from which the damned find escape difficult.