World of Warcraft: January 23 Hotfix Applies Balancing Changes to Halls of Valor

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Halls of Valor, first introduced in World of Warcraft: Legion, is now back with new changes in the latest expansion. Some players have trouble completing this raid, which is why Blizzard has implemented nerfs across the board in the latest hotfix.

First, Fenryr’s and Hyrja’s HP has been reduced by 10%. While there’s no change in Hyrja’s mechanics, this nerf helps players slay her faster so that they won’t have to deal with the agony of facing one of the most difficult bosses in Dragonflight.

Furthermore, the periodic damage caused by Odyn’s Runic Brand is reduced by 20%. This gives those who are new to facing Odyn a chance to get acquainted with the mechanic without getting themselves killed.

World of Warcraft’s latest hotfix implements some bug fixes and improvements to Wrath of the Lich King Classic as well. For instance, the Sack/Large Sack of Ulduar Spoils now drops Emblems of Conquest instead of Emblems of Triumph.

Here are the other changes in this update:

Algeth’ar Academy
  • Vexamus
    • Fixed an issue allowing players to line of sight Mana Bombs and Arcane Fissure.
  • Thundering
    • Mark of Wind now prefers tank specialized players.
Halls of Valor
  • Olmyr's and Solsten's health reduced by 25%.
  • Valarjar Aspirant health reduced 20%.
  • Valarjar Marksman health reduced by 10%.
  • Valajar Purifier health reduced by 20%.
  • The health of the four kings found in Odyn's throne room has been reduced by 20%.
  • Valajar Champion's no longer use Enraged Regeneration.
  • Ebonclaw Worg no longer use Ferocious Bite.
  • God-King Skovald
    • Is now less verbose when stating his claim to the Aegis of Aggramar.
  • Fenryr
    • Ravenous Leap bleed effect now has a 30 second duration (Was infinite).
The Nokhud Offensive
  • Balakar Khan
    • Nokhud Stormcaster health reduced by 20%.
    • Balakar Khan's Static Spear prefers not to target the same player for subsequent casts.
    • Balakar Khan's Static Spear area of effect damage reduced by 30%.
  • Teera and Maruuk
    • Ancestral Bond is now applied when Teera and Maruuk are 15 yards apart. (was 10 yards).
Vault of Incarnates
  • Broodkeeper Diurna
  • Reduced the base damage on Stoneslam Detonation by 63%. This will reduce the need to bring only tank-specialization classes that can avoid the effect by being immune to it.
Wrath of the Lich King Classic
  • Elder Bluewolf of the Lunar Festival has been found, and we've relocated them to the Wintergrasp fortress.
  • Weakened the increased healing taken effect generated from Blood of the Loa in Troll Heroic Dungeons with Defense Protocol Alpha active. That buff now has a 4-second duration (was 10 seconds) and cancels when the enemy is no longer affected by Blood of the Loa.
  • Ulduar
    • Iron Council:
    • Stormcaller Brundir's corpse will no longer get stuck midair if killed during his transitions into and out of Lightning Tendrils.

World of Warcraft January 23 Hotfix is now available on PC.

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