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News > WoWFeb 17, 2017 1:17 pm CT

Nighthold raiding tweaks in latest WoW hotfixes

Last night’s hotfixes were a grab bag of small bug fixes for various classes, quests, and professions, plus changes for Grand Magistrix Elisande, the final boss in wing 3 of the Nighthold raid.

Her Cascadent Star attack that does massive splash damage has had that damage increased (20%) and its cast time significantly sped up (40% faster). This is slightly offset by a 10% nerf to her health. Given that her health ping pongs between 10% and 100% between all three phases of the fight and the damage of Cadcadent Star scales accordingly, the raid healers are going to be in for a wild ride with this buff.

Here are the full notes:

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment



  • Druid
    • Ferocious Bite works correctly if cast with less than 50 energy while Omen of Clarity is active.
  • Paladin
    • Fervent Martyr’s spell highlight correctly displays at 2 stacks of the mana cost buff.
  • Shaman
    • Primal Elementals despawn if you change talents.

Dungeons and Raids

  • The Nighthold
    • Grand Magistrix Elisande
      • Elisande’s health has been reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Cascadent Star is now cast approximately 40% more often than before on all difficulties.
      • Cascadent Star’s damage has been increased by 20% on all difficulties.

Player versus Player

  • Monk
    • Double Barrel’s stun effect now gains benefit from the Smashed artifact trait.


  • Alchemy
    • (Hotfix in testing) Crafting an additional Infernal Alchemist Stone at rank 3 will no longer consume double reagents.


  • Players who have begun the Nightborne Insurrection storyline without having previously completed “Building an Army” will now have the quest available to them from Thalyssra.
  • (Hotfix in testing) Players should no longer get into a bugged state if they logout or accept a queue during the final event of the Archaeology quest “Laying to Rest”.

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