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Weekly Reset Hotfixes, WoW Classic Blackwing Lair, World Quest Bonus Event

This Week in World of Warcraft

Changes Coming with the Weekly Reset

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Patch 8.3 Hotfixes – February 10, 2020


  • Paladin
    • [Live with regional resets] Avenging Wrath may be activated if another Avenging Wrath is active (such as from Vision of Perfection).

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • Wrathion, The Black Emperor
      • Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving loot if they did not generate threat during the encounter.
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • [Live with regional resets] N’Zoth’s health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
      • [Live with regional resets] Thought Harvesters’ health reduced by 5% on Mythic difficulty.
    • Tol Dagor
      • The Sand Queen
        • Upheaval’s damage reduced by 13%.
      • Overseer Korgus
        • Explosive Burst damage reduced by 18%.
        • Blast Rounds knockback distance reduced.

Items and Rewards

  • Thaumaturge Vashreen has relocated his supplies of the Deathslaver’s Hauberk, and it can once again be obtained for Titan Residuum.
    • Corrupted Items
      • [Live with regional resets] Avoidant now subjects you to 20% less Corruption at each rank.
      • [Live with regional resets] Deadly Momentum’s buff duration has been increased to 30 seconds (was 15 seconds).
      • [Live with regional resets] Echoing Void damage has been reduced by 50%.
        • Echoing Void no longer deals reduced damage in PvP combat.
        • [Live with regional resets] Fixed a bug which caused Gushing Wound (Corrupted Effect) to extend its duration if it triggered on a target it was already active on.
      • [Live with regional resets] Reduced Gushing Wound’s damage by 15%.
      • [Live with regional resets] Surging Vitality’s Versatility value has been increased by 10%.
      • [Live with regional resets] Void Ritual’s stat bonus per stack has been approximately doubled at each rank.
      • Grasping Tendrils is no longer dispellable by Magic dispels and will no longer appear on players’ raid frame UI; it can still be removed by abilities that remove snares.
        • Developer’s Note: We originally made this effect’s snare dispellable so that players could save each other if they were afflicted with it in unfortunate Void Zone-like circumstances. However, we’ve received feedback that in large-group environments, Grasping Tendrils’ appearance on raid frames could sometimes cause players to overlook more critical debuffs to dispel. We’re making this change so players can better see Magic effects in their raid frames as significant debuffs that should be paid attention to and react accordingly.


  • Fixed an issue that caused the Onyx War Hyena to appear in the Mounts tab of the Collection journal.

WoW Classic Content Unlock February 12

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
At 3:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, February 12, we will unlock the following WoW Classic content simultaneously on all realms:

Blackwing Lair
In the dark recesses of the mountain’s peak, Nefarian, the eldest son of Deathwing, conducts some of his most awful experimentation, controlling mighty beings like puppets and combining the eggs of different dragonflights with horrific results. Should he prove successful, even darker pursuits rest on the horizon. And, yet, the Lord of Blackrock is not a mere scientist – he is a great dragon cornered in his lair. Can he truly be defeated by mortal hands?

The Blackwing Lair attunement quest, “Blackhand’s Command”, will become available on all realms tomorrow, Friday, January 10.

Level 50 Class Quests
All players, starting at level 50, can now begin class-specific questlines offered by class trainers in capital cities. These quests conclude with a choice of one of three powerful rare items.

New Reputation Rewards
The Argent Dawn, Thorium Brotherhood, Timbermaw Hold, Silverwing Sentinels, and Warsong Outriders faction vendors now offer reputation reward items that were added in patches 1.6 and 1.7 of original WoW.

Eternal Quintessence
Players who complete “Hands of the Enemy” and reach Revered reputation with Hydraxian Waterlords may now obtain Eternal Quintessence from Duke Hydraxis.

Ny’alotha, the Waking City – Halls of Devotion
Ny’alotha Wing 2 Halls of Devotion is now open on Raid Finder. Click the banner below for the raid preview and a list of new mounts, pets and achievements that you can get from Ny’alotha!

Raid Unlock Schedule

  • January 21 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
  • January 28 – Mythic Ny’alotha and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Vision of Destiny: Wrathion, the Black Emperor, Maut, The Prophet Skitra)
  • February 11 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Halls of Devotion: Dark Inquisitor wanesh, Vexiona, The Hivemind, Ra-den the Despoiled)
  • February 25 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Gift of Flesh: Shad’har the Insatiable, Drest’agath, Il’gynoth, Corruption Reborn)
  • March 10 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (The Waking Dream: Carapace of N’Zoth, N’Zoth the Corruptor)

Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker World Boss
Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker is up in Uldum!

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
Plumbing the forgotten depths of Azeroth, Prophet Skitra unearthed a devastating aqir known as Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker. Now freed from its subterranean slumber, Vuk’laz turns its destructive power against those who oppose N’Zoth.

  • Overview – Vuk’laz is a living weapon of war that attempts to overcome its enemies with devastating physical attacks. As the battle rages Vuk’laz summons scarabs to its aid from beneath the Writhing Sands.
    • Damage Dealers
    • Healers
    • Tanks
  • Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
    • Tremor Wave – Vuk’laz unleashes a mighty tremor, knocking back all players in a 40 yard frontal cone and inflicting 50 Physical damage.
    • Writhing Sands – Vuk’laz summons a horde of Aqir scarabs from beneath the sands.
      • Aqir Scarab – Aqir Scarabs emerge from the sands to swarm and overwhelm players.
    • Razor Spines – Vuk’laz shoots razor sharp spines from its carapace, inflicting 30 Physical damage to all players within 0 yards.
    • Crushing Claws – Vuk’laz lashes out with both claws, inflicting 90 Physical damage to its current target.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
445 Finger Finger Band of Insidious Ruminations
445 Cloth Legs Breeches of Faithful Execution

445 Leather Legs Grotesque Mutilator’s Leggings

445 Mail Head Psyche Tormentor’s Visage

445 Plate Head Greathelm of Indiscriminate Brutality

N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms

Assault: Amathet

Assault: The Black Empire

To learn more about the N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms, click the banner below for an in depth guide.

Island Expeditions for the Week of February 11, 2020
The Island Expeditions for the week are:

  • Dread Chain with Kvaldir
  • Havenswood with Worgen
  • Un’gol Ruins with Quilboars

The Salvage Crates available for purchase this week are:

Click the banner below to learn more about Island Expedition Rewards and Loot Tables.

Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air World Event runs from February 8th to the 21st.

World Quest Bonus Event

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Chart a course across Kul Tiras and Zandalar for this week’s Bonus Event – World Quests.

This Week

All week, open your map (default hotkey: m) and then select any of the six main Battle for Azeroth zones to consider the World Quests available to you. Hover your mouse over a World Quest on the map to see what tasks are needed complete it, the rewards you’ll receive, and the time remaining that the quest is available to you.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Toopa in Boralus or Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar has a quest for you—The World Awaits. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift-J).
    • Quest requirement: Complete 20 World Quests in Kul Tiras, Zandalar, Mechagon, or Nazjatar
    • Reward: 1,000 War Resources
  • Passive buff: +50% to Reputation gains from World Quests

If you’ve been looking to impress some emissaries, this is the week to do it!

Call to Arms: Uldum, Nazjatar and Vol’dun
This week’s Call to Arms is Call to Arms: Uldum, Call to Arms: Nazjatar and Call to Arms: Vol’dun.

Head to Uldum, Nazjatar and Drustvar with warmode enabled to kill players of the opposing faction. This will reward you with Quartermaster’s Note, Aspirant’s Equipment Cache, Honor, Conquest and Reputation with either The Honorbound or 7th Legion.