Dragonflight Hotfix Roundup – M+ Pet Bug Fixed, Flightstone Drops Fixed, Dungeon Tuning

dragonflight hotfix roundup m+ pet bug fixed, flightstone drops fixed, dungeon tuning

There’s some considerable bug squashing going on right now at Blizzard. Apparently there was a bug that made pet-based classes quite a bit less effective in keys due to many bosses and abilities of mobs being able to target pets. Blizzard has stepped in to stop the senseless killing of our furry, or fiery in the case of Warlocks, friends. These abilities have been patched so that they can no longer target or harm pets.

There was also an issue with Flightstones where they were either dropping too little or too many for the content being completed. Aberrus bosses were not dropping Flightstones at all for many bosses, while the extra bonus you get from helping someone increase their M+ rating was giving more than intended. As a raider myself that could use some more Flightstones this will hopefully balance out so I’m not bottlenecked by what was supposed to be the easiest currency to attain!

Past that there’s yet another tuning pass to M+ dungeons. Neltharus, Uldaman, Vortex Pinnacle, Halls of Infusion, and Brackenhide Hollow are the focuses this time around with a range of nerfs to bring the brutality down a touch. With the way keys scale the difficulty should be tied more to the level of key and the affixes present, rather than the dungeon itself. Blizzard is doing a great job with quickly responding to anything that seems outside of the bounds of that philosophy.

For the full numbers breakdown and details, check out all the notes below!

Blizzard – (Source)

MAY 22, 2023


  • Monk
    • Fixed an issue causing Weapons of Order to incorrectly increase enemy damage taken from trinket and embellishment effects.
  • Shaman
    • Enhancement
      • Fixed an issue where using Windstrike in Ascendance while talented into Legacy of the Frost Witch and Thorim’s Invocation was not properly resetting the cooldown of Windstrike when gaining the Legacy of the Frost Witch buff.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Ripped through the Portal would not function on Magmorax’s platform.
      • Fixed an issue where Dread Calling would not function on Magmorax’s platform.
      • Fixed an issue where Infernal Command would not function on Magmorax’s platform.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Mythic+
    • Neltharus
      • Forgemaster Gorek
        • [With weekly restarts] Reduced the duration of Blazing Aegis reduced to 4 seconds (was 6 seconds).
    • Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr
      • Bromach
        • [With weekly restarts] The health of Quaking totem has been reduced by 20%.
    • The Vortex Pinnacle
      • Asaad
        • [With weekly restarts] Reduced the health of Skyfall Nova by 10%.

Enemies and NPCs

  • Zaralek Cavern
    • [With weekly restarts] The loot lockout now resets when the content in a given area of the map becomes available. Now, when world quests are visible in an area, the rare elite enemies in that area will also be available. Rare elite rewards have been increased to offset their reduced frequency.
      • Developers’ notes: Unlike Forbidden Reach, the rare elites in Zaralek Cavern are meant to be a bonus, rather than the primary activity.


  • The extra Effervesta will not be present during the “Best Friends” quest chain.
  • Fyrakk is looking for more folks to burninate during “Aiding the Accord: Suffusion Camp,” so this quest can now be offered to qualifying alts between levels 60 and 66 (was 67+).

MAY 19, 2023

Dungeons and Raids

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
    • Fixed an issue where some Voracious Magma Worms could not be attacked.
    • Rashok, the Elder
      • Fixed an issue where Rashok can sometime not jump to target player’s location during Searing Slam.
  • Mythic+
    • Brackenhide Hollow
      • Brackenhide Gnolls no longer trigger Mythic Keystone affix effects on death.
    • Halls of Infusion
      • Containment Apparatus health reduced by 10%.
      • Limited Immortality is now properly cleared from players when starting a new mythic keystone.


  • Fixed an error where the world event “Researchers Under Fire” was not switching objectives correctly on the weekly reset.
    • Developers’ notes: This fixes a bug that was preventing the Researchers Under Fire event from rotating to the Zaqali Ruin Investigation. It should now be taking players to the Molten Overflow for the remainder of this reset period. The event will rotate each week between the Titan Lockdown and Zaqali Ruin Investigation areas.

MAY 18, 2023

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fixed an issue that, in many cases, prevented Flightstones from dropping Normal and Heroic dungeons and bosses in Aberrus on all difficulties.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing too many Bonus Flightstones to be awarded when a player in the group increases their M+ rating.
  • Mythic+
    • Brakenhide Hollow
      • Rotbow stalker’s Scented Meat periodic damage reduced by 25%.
      • Rotbow stalker’s Scented Meat impact damage reduced by 30%.
      • Hackclaw’s Warband
        • Updated the visual indicator for Savage Charge.
    • Halls of Infusion
      • Glacial Proto-Dragon’s Deep Chill periodic damage reduced by 20%.
    • Neltharion’s Lair
      • Vileshard Crawlers no longer trigger on-death affix effects.


  • The quest “Power Unified” should now only consume one Spark of Shadowflame upon completion and reward 2.


  • Fixed an issue causing the progress bar for “Glimmerfish Before It’s Gone” to not appear.

MAY 17, 2023


  • The achievement Slow and Steady Wins the Race now correctly checks to see if you actually purchased treats for the racer that won before awarding credit.
  • Fixed an issue where Obsidian Aspectral Earthstone would not be rewarded upon completing Dragonflight Season 2 Hero.


  • Evoker
    • Devastation
      • Fixed an issue causing Pyre to fail to deal damage if the target moved out of line of sight after the spell was cast.
  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Fixed an issue where Gift of the Golden Val’kyr would not correctly extend the duration of Guardian of Ancient Kings when overridden by Glyph of the Queen.
      • Removed the increase to auto-attack range from Crusader’s Reprieve for Protection only.
        • Developers’ notes: This was causing clarity issues with stationary bosses, where a player might be able to attack the boss while the boss thought the player was out of range.
  • Warlock
    • Demonology
      • Fixed an issue where Imp Gang Bosses would not spawn on Magmorax’s platform.
    • Destruction
      • Fixed an issue where Channel Demonfire would not be usable after being resurrected before Immolate expires.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
    • Colossal Draconic Golem no longer has a visible ‘True Sight’ aura but retains its ability to detect invisible units.
    • Echo of Neltharion
      • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck with Sundered Reality during phase 3 of the encounter.
  • Mythic+
    • Brackenhide Hollow
      • Fixed an issue that caused Shoot used by Rotbow Gnolls to inflict more damage than intended.
      • Gutshot
        • Fixed an issue that could cause the encounter to reset if Gutshot wasn’t attacked for long periods of time.
    • Halls of Infusion
      • Fixed an issue where Khajin the Unyielding’s Hailstorm, Gulping Goliath’s Overpowering Croak, and Primal Tsunami’s Tempest’s Fury could target player pets.
    • Neltharion’s Lair
      • Fixed an issue where Dargrul’s Crystal Spikes could target player pets.
    • Neltharus
      • Fixed an issue where Forgemaster Gorek’s Forgestorm, Forgemaster Gorek’s Blazing Eruption, Forgemaster Gorek’s Blazing Hammer, and Magmatusk’s Magma Eruption could target player pets.
      • Qalashi Warden should no longer using Blazing Slash simultaneously.
    • The Underrot
      • Fixed an issue where Crawmaw the Infested’s Tantrum, Sporecaller Zancha’s Festering Harvest, Living Rot’s Foul Sludge, and Blood Tick’s Blood Burst could target player pets.
    • Vortex Pinnacle
      • Fixed an issue where Minister of Air’s Overload Grounding Field could target player pets.

Items and Rewards

  • Ashkandur, Fall of the Brotherhood now sheathes closer to the center of the player’s back.
  • After logging out and back in, off-hand items will now correctly count towards a character/account’s peak (used to determine the threshold for upgrade discounts) on off-hand items (including shields) for Paladins and Shaman.

Player versus Player

  • Classes
    • Mage
      • Fire
        • Fixed a bug that caused Ignite to deal increased damage when spread while using the Glass Cannon PvP Talent.


  • Reputation gains from Zaralek Cavern will now be correctly boosted by the Sign of the Emissary from the ongoing World Quest event.
  • “I Need… a Tailor” will no longer consume all Vibrant Wildercloth Bolts in a player’s inventory on turn-in.

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I've been playing WoW since beta with some breaks here and there. I'm a semi-hardcore to hardcore raider that focuses on retail mainly. I'm a big fan of giant dragons and am excited for all that Dragonflight will have to offer.

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