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Patch 9.1 Hotfixes – September 20, 2021, TBC Classic – Serpent-Coil Braid, Shartuul Event

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes – September 20, 2021

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Achievements

  • The 9.1 world achievements On the Offensive and Breaking the Chains are now properly account-wide. Completing Breaking the Chains should properly award the Hand of Salaranga mount.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sanctum of Domination
    • Painsmith Raznal
      • [With realm restarts] Reduced the distance between floor spike gaps during Stage Two on Mythic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: The distance between safe locations should now be more consistent with this change.
      • [With realm restarts] Shadowsteel Chains periodic damage reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Fatescribe Roh-Kalo
      • [With realm restarts] Updated the rune locations to be more consistent with clockwise rotations and slightly less demanding with counterclockwise rotations on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Players now have an additional 10 seconds on Raid Finder difficulty, 10 seconds on Normal difficulty, and 5 seconds on Heroic difficulty to realign their fate.
    • Kel’Thuzad
      • [With realm restarts] Kel’Thuzad health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Remnant of Kel’Thuzad health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Unstoppable Abomination health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Soul Reaver health reduced by 20% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Frozen Destruction’s initial damage reduced by 40% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Frozen Destruction’s damage over time effect reduced by 10% and the duration reduced to 8 seconds (was 10 seconds) on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue where Kel’Thuzad would cast abilities during Howling Blizzard on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Howling Blizzard now inflicts stacking damage over the duration of the channel on Mythic difficulty.
        • Developers’ note: As we saw the community strategies for defeating Kel’Thuzad on Mythic difficulty settle on a preferred approach that involved long stretches of time stalling, waiting for cooldowns to come back up, we started exploring ways of changing the encounter so that this no longer felt required. Players have been clear from the outset that this was frustrating and tedious gameplay, or lack thereof. But we also wanted to be careful to avoid increasing the difficulty of the encounter or introducing other issues and force guilds to re-learn the encounter. We internally tested a few different approaches, including just bypassing the waiting period by resetting cooldowns like we would at the start of an encounter (a portion of which was recently seen on the 9.1.5 Public Test Realm), but testing indicated that this benefited some specs much more than others, and caused worry that groups reaching the encounter now would feel pressure to stack those specs for an easier time. The changes we’ve settled on aim at making it impossible to stall indefinitely, while reducing the difficulty of key elements of the encounter to make it no longer feel required.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner
      • [With realm restarts] Domination Arrows health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Dark Sentinels health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Curse of Lethargy base duration reduced to 4 seconds on Mythic difficulty (was 6 seconds).
      • [With realm restarts] Decrepit Orb Detonation damage reduced by 10% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Veil of Darkness radius during Stage Two reduced to 12 yards on Mythic difficulty (was 15 yards).
      • [With realm restarts] Banshee’s Fury unavoidable damage reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Ranger’s Heartseeker, Banshee’s Heartseeker, and Banshee’s Blades damage reduced by 8% on Mythic difficulty.
      • Resolved an issue which could cause Ruin to unintentionally fail to inflict damage.
  • The Necrotic Wake
    • Surgeon Stitchflesh
      • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue that caused the first Stitchflesh’s Creation to not increase its applications of Festering Rot.
      • [With realm restarts] Fixed an issue that sometimes caused two Stitchflesh’s Creations to be summoned in quick succession.

Burning Crusade Classic – Serpent-Coil Braid Not Dropping

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Currently as of todays date based off of Warcraft Logs there are:
11,187 Morogrim Tidewalker kills.
and of that 1,659 have kiilled vashj
in those 1,659 logs there is not a single Serpent Coil Braid. reference link Below
https://classic.warcraftlogs.com/zon…628&class=Mage – Not a single Vash kill with SCB logged – looking through the logs with blank trinkets in that section, none of the people benefitted from the SP increase or the 25% increase mana return (replenish mana never exceeded the 2460 tooltip maximum).

WCL’s filter feature does not show this trinket anywhere either, however items such as Warboots from Moro are also not shown, but are found individually in logs.

There is the case of loot not being given mid-raid, however, given that even top guilds in the world took more than 2-3 hours to clear, the loot would have expired for the rest of the guilds so it had to have been given out.

also looking at any single Tempest Keep log there is not a single mage with Serpent Coil Braid
this is not bad RNG. This is just bugged, out of 11,187 kills there should be braids but there are zero.

I can confirm that we do indeed have a bug preventing some bosses in Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep from dropping certain items from their loot table.

We’ve got a hotfix for it on the way, and we expect it to take effect with scheduled weekly maintenance.

Burning Crusade Classic – Shartuul Event Hotfix

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Some of us tryhards that are Honored (earliest is today) with Orgr’la are now able to do the Shartuul event. Unfortunately there are no Felguard Degraders near the transport pad to possess and do the event.

This should resume working as intended following the deployment of some hotfixes with scheduled weekly maintenance, tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. PDT.