Cataclysm Classic Hotfixes for May 30: Nitro Boosts and Therazane Shoulder Enchantments

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  • Author: Luxrah
  • Date: May 31, 2024
  • Updated: May 31, 2024
  • Expansion: Cataclysm

Following the opening of the first tier of raids for Cataclysm Classic today, Blizzard has pushed through another round of hotfixes.

The big news here is a change to the way that Nitro Boosts work – or more specifically, to the way they malfunction. Now even if they explode and deal damage to you, they will still grant their bonus to your movement speed. This change will make the boosts much more reliable for raiding and will make them a better option for classes that are lacking in mobility.

One other big change that went through today is to the shoulder enchantments that can be purchased from the Therazane reputation vendor. Like the Sons of Hodir in WotLK, this reputation was originally required for every raiding character so that you could purchase the shoulder enchantments, and the rep is notoriously tedious to grind repeatedly. Blizzard has jumped ahead and made the enchantments Bind-to-Account, so you only need to grind the rep once and then you will be able to mail the enchantments to your alts.

Fixes were also included for Death Knight, Priest, Rogue, and Warlock abilities. You can see all of the changes in the complete list below.

Linxy – (Source)

May 30, 2024

Cataclysm Classic

  • When Nitro Boosts malfunction in a raid encounter, they will now also grant increased movement speed as well as damage their user.
  • The Greater Inscription shoulder enchants available at exalted with Therazane are now Bind-to-Account.
  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue where Death Knights sometimes did not gain the benefit of Improved Blood Presence.
  • Priest
    • Fixed an issue where the spell casting haste from Time Warp and Primal Rage was able to stack with Power Infusion’s spell casting haste, which was not intended.
  • Rogue
    • Blind can no longer trigger poisons applied to the Rogue’s ranged weapon.
  • Warlock
    • Fixed an issue where some Warlocks retained the benefit of the Nemesis talent from Wratch of the Lich King Classic, which no longer exists in Cataclysm Classic.

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.

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