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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3 Hotfixes – May 21


The Patch 5.3: Escalation was released earlier today, and a wave of hotfixes has been rolled already. Community Manager Rygarius posted the hotfix notes here.


May 21

  • Classes
    • Druid
      • Talents
        • Force of Nature now summons Treants that have 40% of the Druid’s health, up from 10%.
          • Balance Druid Treants: Cast time for Wrath has been increased to 2.5 seconds, up from 2.0 seconds, and damage dealt has been increased by 25%.
    • Monk
      • Mistweaver
        • Surging Mist will again properly grant Chi to the casting Monk when healing targets other than themselves while Glyph of Surging Mist is active.
    • Paladin
      • General
        • Divine Protection should now be usable while stunned.
    • Shaman
      • General
        • Fixed an issue for Restoration Shamans where Ascendance did not divide the amount healed by Restorative Mists among nearby allies properly.
  • Quests
    • Path of the Last Emperor: Seer Hao Pham Roo should no longer be overlapping with Lorewalker Cho.
  • Creatures
    • Galleon should now use the correct loot table while awarding loot.
  • Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Karazhan
      • Chess Event: Increased the delay between moves for enemy chess pieces.
    • Scenarios
      • Fixed an issue with characters not shape-shifting back into the correct race while under the effects of an illusion spell enabling them to participate in an opposing faction’s Scenarios.
  • PvP
    • Conquest Quartermasters (Armsmaster Holinka and Roo Desvin) have been temporarily disabled while we work to resolve an issue with the Tyrannical Conquest achievement.
    • Big Zokk Torquewrench has been found by a search party and brought back from their extended leave of absence.
  • Battlegrounds and Arenas
    • Deepwind Gorge has been temporarily removed from Rated Battlegrounds rotation while we work to resolve an issue affecting base capture.
  • Battlefield: Barrens
    • Map markers for caravans that have been destroyed should now be properly removed from the world map.
    • Overturned caravans should now despawn properly.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed a crash on startup for Macs with the GMA 950 chipset.


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