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Wrath Classic Beta Development Notes, Raid Testing, Warlock Update – July 20, 2022

Wrath Classic Beta Development Notes – July 20, 2022

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Testing Updates

  • The Death Knight starting zone is now separated into different phases by faction.
  • The Guild event log is now functional.
  • Addons are now enabled in the Wrath Classic beta.
  • We will start a Beta Arena Season on July 21.
  • Initial raid testing will begin on July 21.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug causing players to disconnect when exiting a vehicle.
  • Fixed a bug that generated unintended errors when opening the Auction House.
  • Heroic Dungeons now drop Emblems of Heroism.
  • Quests
    • Entering a Horde siege engine should no longer generate an error during “The Plains of Nasam”.
    • “The Battle for The Undercity” should no longer include Deathguard Elites who spawn and prevent the quest from continuing.
    • Fixed a bug on “Mystery of the Infinite” where summoned creatures could unintentionally be level 80.
  • Classes
    • Death Knight
      • Numerous fixes have been made to make Runes functioning as expected, and recharge rates are fixed.
      • Fixed a bug with Ebon Gargoyle summon casting inconsistently.
      • Fixed bugs causing dual spec swap issues with Buffed Ghouls and Unholy Frenzy.
    • Druid
      • Berserk should no longer remove Tigers Fury.
    • Paladin
      • Judgement spells should now trigger Seal of Corruption.
    • Warlock
      • Fel Armor ranks 1 and 2 should now provide health regeneration
      • Demonic Pact and Flametongue Totem should no longer stack.
  • Player versus Player
    • Fixed a bug causing Battleground scoreboards to incorrectly display Honor accrued.

Selected Known Issues

  • Ring of Valor and Strand of the Ancients are disabled at this time.
  • A bug is preventing Fishing from being testable at some low skill levels.
  • A bug is preventing Kel’Thuzad from properly giving credit for the “Scourge Leader Identified” step of “The Plains of Nasam”.

Wrath Classic Raid Testing to Begin on July 21

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We plan to open the Naxxramas, Eye of Eternity, and Obsidian Sanctum raids for initial testing tomorrow, July 21.

To support testing, tomorrow we’ll enable the creation of level-80 “template” characters. Additionally, we’ll convert the glyph vendors in Dalaran to “supplies” vendors, and they’ll sell gems, enchants, consumables, and PvP gear.

See you here!

Wrath Classic Warlock Update

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In today’s new beta build, we’ve completed an update to Warlocks that should address a situation that has persisted since original Wrath of the Lich King.

  • Demonic Pact will no longer overwrite an existing Demonic Pact buff, unless:
    • There are less than 10 seconds left on the buff (e.g. it has been up for 35 seconds or more).
    • The spell power bonus of the new buff are higher than or equal to the power of the existing buff.


  • The internal cooldown of Demonic Pact has been lowered to 5 seconds (was 20 seconds).

This compensates for the changes above and helps ensure that Demonic Pact is refreshing on your target before it expires with a similar consistency to before this adjustment.