Blizzard Applies WoW’s March 11 Hotfixes, Increasing Mount Drop Chances And Raid Finder Difficulty

Blizzard Applies WoW’s March 11 Hotfixes, Increasing Mount Drop Chances And Raid Finder Difficulty
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Blizzard has applied the most recent hotfix patch to World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. This set of fixes is specifically targeted towards the Ny’alotha, the Waking City endgame raid, the drop chance on a handful of mounts, and the Mythic Keystone Dungeon for Siege of Boralus.

Beginning with the items and rewards, the only change is fixing a bug that was affecting Sanguifang. The bug was allowing Sanguifang’s Pulsating Canine to be used outside of the zones of Kul Tiras, Mechagon, Nazjatar, and Zandalar. With the fix, it should no longer be an issue.

Speaking on mounts, Blizzard implemented a slight increase to the drop rate for the Felblaze Infernal, as well as the Ironhoof Destroyer and Swift Zulian Panther mounts. Unfortunately, they give no exact numbers on the increase, and the drop chance on these rare mounts is low enough that a “slight increase” could very well only consist of a fraction of a percentage.

It’s worth mentioning that all of these mounts are from previous expansions and drop from Gul’Dan, Blackhand, and High Priestess Kilnara respectively, each in different raids from previous content. The Zulian Panther mount has less than a 1% drop chance, so good luck!

Moving to Ny’alotha, Blizzard has made a single general change. Characters now have to have already unlocked their Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve if they wish to queue for the Raid Finder Wing 4, which was just recently released and contains the final two bosses of the twelve-boss raid. This change is made, according to the developers, because the mechanics of the boss fights immediately mind-control any players that don’t have the Shroud equipped, immediately making it so that any members of the raid without it are effectively knocked out of the fight the second it starts.

With N’Zoth the Corruptor, Blizzard almost doubled the radius of the Synaptic Shock ability on Raid Finder difficulty, increasing it from 8 yards to 15. They also reduced the total radius and expansion rate of Creeping Anguish, though they didn’t mention by what metric.

Finally, the Siege of Boralus has had a small change. The Sergeant Bainbridge/Chopper Redhook fight has had a change to the Heavy Ordnance ability, which now scales with keystone level. The damage inflicted when players run into the Heavy Ordnance was already scaled properly, so there are no changes there.

And that’s the patch! If you’re still out here pushing the endgame content, get out there and take down some Old Gods. Just make sure you have your Shroud equipped!