WoW Cataclysm Patch 4.3 Hotfixes

Listed below are the hotfixes that Blizzard has made / making for Patch 4.3.  The purpose of these hotfixes is to balance / fix World of Warcraft without the players having to download another patch.  Therefore these changes will be made on Blizzard’s side and will up implemented the moment they are made – perhaps with a reloading of the client from the player’s side.  More importantly, there won’t be another patch to download.  Check the patch 4.3 hot fixes below or click the official Blizzard page.



  • The Looking-For-Dungeon / Looking-For-Raid system should now properly assign classes to the roles that are most needed, as long as those roles are selected. It should no longer confine them to Tank/Healer/DPS priority if other roles are in short supply.
  • Master looter can no longer assign items in Looking-For-Raid groups to players that are already locked to that boss for the week.
  • Players should be unable to trade loot they got from Looking-For-Raid encounters to players that are loot locked to that boss.


Death Knight

  • Raise Ghoul, Blood Tap, Empower Rune Weapon, and Army of the Dead no longer benefit from the cooldown reduction and the duration increase from the buff Last Defender of Azeroth.


  • Druids can no longer cast Barkskin while Hexed.
  • Frenzied Regeneration is now correctly healing for 0.30% health for each point of Rage consumed and matches the amount in the tooltip.
  • Efflorescence should now correctly heal if the Swiftmended heal is absorbed by effects like Necrotic Strike.


  • A Priest with Spirit of Redemption who dies as the round is ending in Strand of the Ancients should no longer become permanently stunned for the rest of the game.


  • Killing Spree should no longer return a script error when only stealthed targets are nearby.


  • Deep Wounds should now only proc from crits, not passive damage.
  • Bladestorm will now always grant immunity when it is cast.

Dungeon’s / Raids:

Well of Eternity

  • Eyes of Peroth'arn should now despawn after the stealth phase.
  • During the Mannoroth encounter in the Well of Eternity, players who drop combat via abilities like Vanish and Invisibility should no longer lose the Gift of Sargeras buff.
  • Displaced Shadowbats should now properly despawn in all situations.
  • Druids are no longer removed from their Shapeshifted form when they gain the Shadowcloak buff.

Hour of Twilight

  • Thrall should no longer be able to be killed in the gauntlet leading up to Archbishop Benedictus.
  • Thrall will no longer aggro additional trash packs in the Asira Dawnlayer gauntlet if a player mind controls a mob.

Dragon Soul

  • All bosses in Dragon Soul are now awarding both guild XP and reputation when defeated, in normal and Heroic raid difficulties.
  • Hagara

    • Ice Walls now move 15% slower on LFR Raid Finderdifficulty
  • Ultraxion

    • The minimum heal required to activate Essence of Dreams is now 1500, up from 500.
  • Spine of Deathwing

    • Players should no longer get disconnected once they release their spirit after jumping or falling off Deathwing.
  • Madness of Deathwing

    • Deathwing now properly slouches down and becomes attackable for phase two.
    • Corrupted Deathwing should now cast his spells appropriately when switching between platforms.
    • The Madness of Deathwing encounter should will appropriately die, play the end cinematic, spawn his appropriate loot chest, award Valor Points, and despawn when players defeat him.
  • Blackrock Caverns

    • Raz the Crazed's Furious Swipe should now properly hit enemies.
  • Temple of Ahn'Qiraj

    • All bosses should again reward the expected amount of Brood of Nozdormu reputation.


  • The Speaking of Rage proc from all three versions of Vishanka, Jaws of the Earth should no longer miss against opponents of any level, regardless of the player's Hit Rating.
  • If a player loots a Heart of Flame with a full inventory, the item will be mailed to them.

Quests and Creatures:

  • Kilix the Unraveler should no longer offer the deprecated quest "All Things in Good Time".
  • Telenus and Kali Remik no longer offer the deprecated quest "Seek the Farstriders".
  • Blackhowl Footsoldiers should no longer path under the terrain or path oddly around stairs.
  • The Crystalspire Stone Drake will no longer despawn for players who have engaged Zoltrik Drakebane