Season of Discovery Hotfixes for July 10: World Buffs, Runes, Alchemy, & Bigger Bags

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Blizzard is ramping up for the release of Phase 4 tomorrow, delivering a slew of hotfixes following Tuesday’s pre-launch patch.

Included is a change to the Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer and Warchief’s Blessing world buffs, allowing them to be dropped every minute instead of every 6 hours. The new Alliance equivalent of Warchief’s Blessing should share the same conveniently short cooldown, making all of these buffs easier to get. These changes were also applied to Classic Era and Hardcore realms along with the recent changes to make Songflower and Dire Maul Tribute buffs non-dispellable.

The Alchemy specializations that were added in Phase 3 will now always produce at least one extra item from their specialization recipes, making these options a lot more worthwhile.

The biggest bags in the game, Bottomless Bag and Onyxia Hide Backpack, are getting bigger for Season of Discovery: these bags will now have 20 slots instead of 18. There is also a new Leatherworking pattern available for an 18-slot bag through Undermine Real, the new currency that can be obtained from level 55+ dungeons.

Nightmare Incursion enemies have had their health and damage nerfed to make them more solo-friendly. There are also fixes to the Rolling Thunder and Main Gauche Runes which you can read along with the complete list of changes below.

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July 10, 2024

Season of Discovery

  • The 6-hour wait between applications of Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer and Warchief’s Blessing has been reduced to 1 minute.
  • Fixed an issue with the Rolling Thunder rune where it only worked if you also had the Shield Mastery rune equipped. That requirement was accidental and is now removed.
  • Alchemists specialized in Mixology and Transmutation will now always get at least 1 extra resource produced by their specialized recipes. The maximum received from a single recipe is still 4.
  • Main Gauche will now always apply its discount to Sinister Strike, even if the ability does not land. Both of Main Gauche’s buffs will now be removed when the rune is removed.
  • All non-Elite, non-Boss enemies in Nightmare Incursions now have health and damage values the same as a standard creature of their level. Previously, most had 50% more damage and health. Experience values for these enemies has been reduced by 33% in most cases, which is still more than standard creatures.
  • Pattern: Leather-Reinforced Runecloth Bag (18 slots) is now available for Undermine Real.
  • Bottomless Bag and Onyxia Hide Backpack now have 20 slots.

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