World of Warcraft: March 8 Hotfix Brings Balancing Changes to Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid

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The March 8 hotfix for World of Warcraft brings balancing changes to the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid. It also brings various bug fixes and improvements.

The Sepulcher of the First Ones is the final dungeon in the Shadowlands expansion, located east of Zereth Mortis. That said, the bosses in this raid instance have received some adjustments. In the Vigilant Guardian encounter on Mythic difficulty, for example, the damage of Radioactive Core has been reduced by 12%. Furthermore, the Force Field that protects you from the boss’ Exposed Core now reduces the damage you take by 90%.

Another boss in the dungeon worth mentioning is Anduin Wrynn. He now only summons three Grim Reflections on Heroic difficulty instead of four. Besides that, the Befouled Barrier, which used to completely consume the healing of all players standing in its area of effect, has its absorb amount reduced by 25% on both Normal and Heroic difficulty.

Also, the Beast Mastery Hunter’s four-piece set bonus has been improved. The Multi-Shot ability now lights up on your action bar when the Killing Frenzy buff is active.


  • Fixed an issue that prevented Fallen Order (Venthyr Ability) adepts and Mistweaver’s Yu'lon effigy from gaining reduced damage from area of effect attacks similar to other pets and guardians
  • Fixed an issue where Sinister Teachings (Venthyr Runecarving Power) would not always apply its cooldown reduction after logging in until the legendary was re-equipped
Sepulcher of the First Ones
  • Vigilant Guardian
    • Slightly lowered the spawn rate of Volatile Materium and Pre-Fabricate on Mythic difficulty
    • Reduced the damage of Fractured Core by 15% on Mythic difficulty
  • Artificer Xy’mox
    • Reduced the energy regeneration rate of Xy Acolytes on Raid Finder and Normal difficulty
  • Prototype Pantheon
    • Withering Seeds now spawn nearby Necrotic Ritualists on all difficulties
  • Halondrus the Reclaimer
    • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to mount in the Shimmering Cliffs
  • Anduin Wrynn
    • Monstrous Soul Health reduced by 5% on Heroic difficulty
    • Monstrous Soul's Necrotic Detonation can be cast while moving on all difficulties
    • Remorseless Winter damage reduced by 20% on Normal and Heroic difficulty
    • Holy Priest’s healing Anduin's Hope with Guardian Spirit active should now reduce the cooldown of Guardian Spirit
    • Fixed an issue causing Soul Explosion to hit pets
  • Lords of Dread
    • Players are now protected from Cloud of Carrion for a brief moment after being afflicted with Paranoia
Mythic Dungeons
  • Enemy damage increased by 21% and health increased by 31% on Mythic Dungeon difficulty

The full patch notes can be found on World of Warcraft’s official website.

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