4.1/4.1.0a Known Issues & Bug Reports

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Previous reports can be found here: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1820963678

Hello everyone,

In this sticky you will find a list of current issues that we are aware of and we also ask that you post all your bug reports as a reply to this thread.

Please note, this sticky is constantly updated and might not yet contain every known issue.

How to Report a Bug - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#2
PC/UI - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#3
General Issues - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#4
Professions - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#5
Classes - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#6
Battlegrounds and PvP - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#7
Items - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#8
Quests - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#9
Achievements/Feats of Strength - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#10
Raids & Dungeons - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#11
Stuck Issues - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#12

Under Investigation – http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1999563200#13

This section will contain issues that have been raised by yourselves and have been passed on for further investigation. While our QA team may not have yet confirmed the issue, this section is here to show that we are aware of it.

For a list of common issues that are not bugs, please take a look at this section.

If you are having technical issues with the new patch/game client, please consult our Technical Support Forum for further assistance;

We have been getting a number of reports from players who are getting disconnecting issues (specifically in the new instances or arenas). We have a sticky in our Technical Support Forum which may be worth reading if you are also experiencing the same thing.


For players who may be getting "Insufficient Space" errors when patching, please take a look at this sticky.


We are also investigating into reports about players experiencing increased waiting times when attempting to join Battlegrounds or are unable to join a Battleground queue. With regards to the second issue, some players have found that by either resetting your UI or checking your network configuration can help resolve it.

Players who are experiencing graphical and environmental issues within the game should check this sticky for more information for ways to help resolve them.


Once again, should you encounter an in-game issue that is not described in this thread, please post it as a reply to this thread;
How to Report a Bug

Please post your bug reports as a reply to this sticky, this will help us track and forward all your reports for investigation.

Please read our current known issues sticky thread before posting, bearing in mind that we're concentrating primarily on issues specific to 4.1.0 changes and content. The problem you’ve encountered may already be listed below.

Please don't feel that you have to post about every problem you run into. It's important that you take into account how often something happens and whether or not you're able to reproduce it.

If something only happens once and the circumstances are a bit fuzzy, it's generally very difficult for us to find out why. Issues that you experience regularly and/or have a very obvious cause are what we're keen to hear about; not only are they easier to identify and solve, their regularly probably means that they're more important to you and thus a higher priority.

Please be sure to write a clear description of the issue with any information that you think may be helpful/relevant.

We are still reading through, investigating and forwarding all the bug reports you guys helped bring to our attention on the previous sticky, thank you for all your reports!

  • Using DX11 with some nVidia drivers can cause the screen to change colour.
  • Opening the currency window via a hotkey can sometimes cause it to appear blank. Make sure that the first time per session is done by clicking there from the character window.
  • Goblins won't get their public channels on Lost Isles.
  • Adjusting the camera angle while using certain nVidia drivers can cause the screen to turn black.
  • Toasts can sometimes show a graphical issue.
  • Gnome legs animate too fast in stealth.
  • Lengthy guild recruit messages are truncated in the Guild Finder browser when viewed in the default UI scale.
  • The mouse cursor is displayed as a black square while moving some frames if running DirectX 11.
  • Guild UI does not show the entire requirement for guild reward.
General Issues

  • Creatures that fly on a path will sometimes go into their standing animation while flying.
  • Anton Buckey can appear and disappear from certain camera angles.
  • Many race/gender combinations are not holding the guild/faction standard correctly when mounted on the Kor'Kron Annihilator.
  • Worgen Female laughs are using Worgen Male voice.
  • Being killed by Deathwing in Eastern Plaguelands while in proximity to Argent Dawn may cause player to lose reputation. If you are affected by this, please raise an in-game petition.
  • Northern Stranglethorn - Temple of Bethekk: Players can dismount when flying over it.
  • The animation speed of Run does not adjust itself to compensate for a change in model scale for some models.
  • Some characters are randomly being teleported to the nearest graveyard.
  • Pets path oddly into the side of the terrain.
  • The WMO's visible to the player are currently getting inconsistent results for party members with 'GetPlayerMapPosition' script function.
  • Many races hold arrows at an akward angle during the loadbow and holdbow animation while strafing.
  • Characters significantly increase in size when an effect forces their model to change while mounted on Golden King or Kor'Kron Annihilator.
  • The way the Dark Phoenix mount appears in game currently is in consistent with past versions.
  • A character’s Currency Tab appears blank when the Toggle Currency Frame key binding is used to access the Currency Tab for the first time.
  • The toys in Craggle Wobbletop's toy cart are positioned incorrectly.
  • Some targeted AOE abilities can sometimes have their action bar remain highlighted after being cast.
  • Worgens use human voices after using Running Wild.
  • Teribus the Cursed is floating above the Auchindoun Entrance in a standing position.
  • The Sandstone Drake has stretch geometry on its tail during certain animations.
  • Off Hand weapons show up as Usable Items on the auction house for classes that cannot dual wield.
  • Failing to zone into an instance while mounted results in the flying mount aura being removed from players.

  • The blacksmithing animation is not displaying properly for a number of race/gender combos.
  • Multiple Enchanting formulas will not be tracked in the Guild profession pane.
  • There are fishing nodes in the Obelisk of the Moon subzone of Uldum that do not appear in all phases.
  • Some characters are holding the Blacksmith Hammer incorrectly while performing the Blacksmithing animation.
  • Several Mudfin Frenzies patrolling in Serpent Lake will path out of the water.

  • There is an issue with pet health after dismounting.

Death Knight
  • Switching from Frost spec to another spec and zoning can cause your Blood Runes to display as Death Runes.

  • A charge of Astral Alignment is instantly consumed if the spell that triggers it is a critical strike.

  • Pets cannot be removed from Prowl without going into combat.
  • Freezing Trap is not benefiting from Spell Penetration.
  • Deterrence is not immediately applied to the casting Hunter, allowing Crowd Control effects to be applied at the same time as Deterrence.
  • Shale Spiders have extra geometry when under the effects of Camouflage.
  • Attempting to use the Trap Launcher spell to launch two traps in rapid succession can cause the Trap Launcher buff to be consumed without actually being used.
  • While shooting a bow, certain races draw the bowstring awkwardly.

  • Ring of Frost is difficult to see on low graphic settings.
  • The Arcane Mage Mastery Mana Adept is not updating the tooltips of mage spells.

  • Using a Lightwell while channeling a spell will cancel the channel.

  • Totems will always spawn on the ground below the shaman who placed them, sometimes putting them out of range.

  • Warlocks who get resurrected after releasing causes them to resurrect without soul shards.

  • Rend damage does not match the ability tooltip.
Battlegrounds and PvP

  • Players who join the queue for Tol Barad and Wintergrasp will get a wrong error message if the Wintergrasp battle is ended during Tol Barad battle.
  • Some characters are randomly being teleported to the nearest graveyard after leaving a Battleground.
  • Players are unable to do War Games if they turn off XP gains.

  • Battle.net Account Bound items cannot be mailed to different World of Warcraft accounts that are attached to the same Battle.net account (this is still same realm only).
  • Logging out while using the Crashin' Thrashin' Racer Controller can result in an error.
  • The Innkeeper’s Daughter does not work as a substitute for the Hearthstone for the purposes of using the Unstuck functionality.
  • The Flask of Steelskin buff gained from using the Cauldron of Battle is inconsistent with the buff received from the item Flask of Steelskin.
  • Some Drake models do not have a sound for the special mount animation.
  • When the items Mysterious Egg becomes a Cracked Egg or a Disgusting Jar becomes a Ripe Disgusting Jar, they may vanish from the players inventory.
  • Legacy PvP weapon vendors in Stormwind and Orgrimmar do not offer level 70 and 80 weapons for purchase.
  • Equipping a Burgy Blackheart's Handsome Hat while using the Sandstone Drake mount will cause your character to become a gnome capable of flight.
  • Ground companion pets are not dismissed when players are on flying mounts.
  • The tooltip for the Glyph of Rip contains a typo.
  • Glyph of Lesser Proportion tooltip has a typo.
  • The mounts Sandstone Drake and Tarecgosa's Visage have issues at Netherwing Ledge.
  • There are several shape shifting items and spells that can be used while on the Sandstone Drake.

  • Quests using the Alliance Infra-green Bomber and Horde Infra-green Bomber have been disabled due to bugs with the vehicles.
  • Pets run into the lava to attack Ragnaros during the quest The Firelord.
  • Completing all quest objectives is not showing the quest as being completed for some quests.
  • Goblin characters will stand up while riding the Battleworg for the quest Message for Garrosh.
  • Excess quantities of the item Monstrous Clam Meat are not cleaned up when you hand in the quest Clammy Hands.
  • Commander Schnottz is still visible after you complete the quest Missed Me By Zhat Much!.
  • There is no completion text for the quests To the Digsite and Spirits Are With Us.
  • Players cannot auto attack Obsidian Pyrewing for the quest Blackout.
  • The camera is pointed in the wrong direction during the cut scene from the quest Rheastrasza's Gift.
  • Andorhal Deathguards for the quest Supporting the Troops are not dynamically respawning.
Achievements/Feats of Strength

    Justly Rewarded Achievement Counter
    We are aware that the counter for the achievement "Justly Reward" has started at 0 gold for all players. We are currently investigating this, and hope to determine whether or not retroactive credit is possible. Should any changes be possible, they will be announced in this thread.

  • Paladins' Summon Warhorse is not counting towards mount achievements.
  • After receiving the achievement Heroic: Nefarian the Blackwing's Bane title does not appear in the Titles UI in the Character pane.
  • The guild achievement 'United Nations' only counts the amount of exalted factions from the player in the guild with the highest amount of exalted factions (who is revered with the guild).
  • The achievement You'll Feel Right as Rain is displaying a Feat of Strength icon instead of an achievement point value.
Raids & Dungeons

  • Attempting to enter a Raid Instance while an encounter is in progress and you are dead on a flying mount causes a move enforcement error.
  • Players will receive a LUA error if they relog while being in a raid group of 7 people or more with "Keep Groups Together" ticked on.

Throne of the Tides
  • Neptulon can become non-interactive if the party dies at the same time Ozumat does.

Blackwing Descent
  • Summoning combat pets/creatures are causing issues with Omnotron Defense System golems becoming activated.
  • Pets are not resummoned after dismounting from Magmaw's pincers.
  • Nefarian will slowly move towards his primary target.

  • Killing Daakara in heroic Zul'Aman also gives players credit for killing Zul'jin.

  • During the fight against High Priestess Kilnara, it is possible that AoE effects may hit enemies in the room above, thus pulling them into the encounter.
  • When using Anti-Magic Shell inside Jin'do's the Godbreaker Deadzone, there is a period of time when you get no protection.

Icecrown Citadel
  • The spell visual surrounding Valithria Dreamwalker is scaled up too large and causing problems clicking on mobs and portals in the encounter.
Stuck Issues
Under Investigation

  • Gurubashi Punisher can not be mailed off while it is labelled as Bind on Equip.
  • Character models do not flex or remain stable on horse mounts, and instead rock back and forth when in motion.
  • Worgen characters are using their "human" voices during combat (error messages, etc)
  • Players are having trouble with Bambala and healing the adventurers during the quest Serpents and Poison as well as losing the Spirit, when getting on/off the boat in Orgrimmar.
  • The Guild Crafters panel using the View Crafters button doesn't behave as it should.
  • Misdirection is not working properly when cast on a hunter's pet.
  • BG Queue taking much longer than the average time.
  • Quest The Firelord is not working correctly after 4.1 and is not completeable.
  • While completing the quest, The Light of Dawn, the NPC Lord Maxwell Tyrosus still attacks when the event should be over completely.
  • Player was in Battleground, did not get the inactive debuff, was removed from BG with deserter debuff.
  • Female draenei bend over backwards in a weird 45° angle when sending chat lines whilst sitting.
  • Players are not receiving quest credit for Break the Godbreaker when they have killed Jin'do the Godbreaker.
  • Demonic Aegis is not providing increased healing while using Demon Armor.
  • Daakara will occasionally land a melee swing on the victim of his Claw Rage.
  • Green target reticle resizes during boss fights and causes player to be unable to cast spell.
  • The Archaeology Pile still appears to state it has a quest available even when it has been completed by a party member.
  • Player stating they killed Daakara yet did not receive credit for the associated quest, Warlord of the Amani.
  • The scroll used to summon Black Guard Swordsmith for quest Weapons for War cannot be interacted with.
  • Hideaway Survivors have too few spawn points and have long spawn timers during the quest Voodoo Zombies.
  • Zul'Aman achievement/FOS appears as unknown for a guild, it appears to be restricted to being a character FOS.
  • While in combat, Death Runes appeared to convert back into Blood Runes, but cannot be turned into Death Runes again while in combat. Upon leaving combat (death). The Blood Runes returned to being Death Runes.
  • Characters Guild Herald randomly being summoned when character zones or logs in.
  • No combat log event triggers for High Priest Venoxis' Venom Withdrawal aura.
  • Shredtooth Frenzy can aggro though the bridges in Zul'Gurub, causing players to be stuck in combat.
  • When an arena queue pops up to join, player clicks and is unable to join.
  • Players can teleport out of arenas when they click accept.
  • Mage Glyph of Arcane Power is not reducing the global cooldown to zero of Mirror Image as detailed in the tooltip.
  • Animation for the Sandstone Drake is a little unnatural and the mount appears to be stretched out.
  • Transforming into a male Night Elf using Potion of Illusion prevents mounting, giving the usual error message applied to non-humanoid shapeshifts.
  • Prayer of Healing animation on a successful cast is on the target and not the casting priest.
  • Holy Word: Sanctuary spell effect is too small and doesn't accurately represent the area in which it actually affects.
  • As a group when mousing over the tooltip list of all potential dungeons, it said that the group members had too different gear to queue as a group. However, when selecting Queue As Group, it went through fine.
  • Warlock passive spell pushback protection is no longer functioning.
  • The engineer bomb Big Daddy is making either 1,2 or 3 bombs per craft. However it is meant to make 3 at a time each craft.
  • When a Shadow Priest manually removed Dark Evangelism by right clicking on it, can still use Archangel but gives the Holy version of the buff and not Shadow.
  • Problems with pet abilities for BM hunters.
  • Call to Arms status is lost in a random dungeon, if a player leaves the group and the group needs to re-queue to finish the dungeon.
  • Legionnaire Nazgrim is not spawning for the quest A Breath of Fresh Air.
  • Player states that during the Bloodlord Mandokir fight in Zul'Gurub if a Hunter dies and gets revived by a Chained Spirit they do not get revived with full Focus.
  • Guild Perk ability leaves action bar upon log out.
  • Pets still despawn when mounting up in Tol Barad.
  • Kill command not working for the hunter when the target is moving.
  • The buff duration for Killing Streak appears to be too short.
  • Ironclad Garrison remains tagged as a combat zone after battle.
  • Leaving a Battleground queue closes the Honor panel.
  • Pet focus going up to 100 in a fight.
  • Dying and getting resurrected would not give you the Slow Fall Buff in Tol Barad that you would normally get.
  • Unable to target enemies with tab while stunned.
  • Player cannot enter battlegrounds. Clicks on enter and doesn't enter location.
  • Player reports that Sinestra did not do her death-event when she reached 2% health.
  • Player is reporting Mind Flay randomly having a longer cast time.
  • When standing in Orgrimmar with a lot of players and movement, name plates seem to randomly 'collapse' and group up and overlap each other. Doesn't happen with a few players or NPCs, but with a lot of players it occurs.
  • The shark named "Tank" in the Tol Barad Peninsula chased player onto a boat and came out of the water.
  • Frostfire Orb not doing damage in arena.
  • Player reports, chained spirits will not resurrect player properly in Zul'Gurub, when fighting against Mandokir.
  • Protector of the Innocent does not heal the paladin if they heal immediately after the heal.
  • Magmaw continues to reset or falls back into the lava pit where he cant be attacked.
  • The human racial Every Man For Himself does not work on on the ability Pounce.
  • Cracked Egg expired even though there is no indication on the item in game that it has a limited duration.
  • Player claims that if he is casting one spell, and selects Healing Rain during the first cast, Healing Rain will not cast after it.
  • Player reports that while in Worgen Form, using the Blackrock Disguise for quest Into the Black Tooth Hovel makes her naked.
  • Player reporting that the warrior ability Heroic Leap is not working properly.
  • The water of Zangarmarsh is neon green while looking in from Hellfire. It changes to normal when you enter the zone.
  • Sinestra's fire wall is failing to despawn after a wipe.
  • Scoreboard column stating "Rating change" indicates change in MMR rather than rating at the end of an arena match.
  • Female Orc Rogue's melee animation is showing the lower half of the character standing still.
  • Player reports they were stuck in combat during Zul'Gurub. Party exited instance, and was unable to re-enter.
  • Player is reporting about the talent Murderous Intent not working correctly and During execute phase, backstab energy regen from critical strikes is giving an error stating "not enough energy".
  • The player reports that Rip ticks too little after changing from primary(resto) to secondary(feral) spec.
  • When a player mills, prospects, or disenchants and his bags are full the loot window hangs on his screen. Then if he casts a spell or mounts, the loot window disappears and so does the original item. And nothing is looted.
  • Player reports that their pet imp is unable to path onto the elevator after Magmaw and the Omnitron in Blackwing Descent. They have to resummon their pet. Reports that this isn't affecting hunter in their party.
  • Player reports that the Eye of Archerus is stalling at the beginning of the quest, making it impossible to complete. Player has abandoned and retaken several, still having issue.
  • Eye color on some Player's dwarf characters have changed after patch.
  • Player claims Bane of Havoc is not applying to some Black Wing Descent bosses at pull.
  • Typhoon may not be working correctly. The player states that the Typhoon spell can be clicked on the action bar, but no spell is actually cast, and triggers the global cooldown. In other occasions clicking the button quickly will trigger several animations of Typhoon, but the spell doesn't knock back or trigger the global cooldown.
  • Twilight Cultists still drop items related for the deprecated quest: Dukes of the Council
  • Hungering Cold is ignoring line of sight.
  • Some linked achievements over Real ID to another realm do not show completed or in progress. Player reported the Heroic Halfus and The Only Escape do not show, possibly others.
  • Player states that the tooltip for Invocation Rank 2 is supposed to be "You gain a 10% damage bonus for 8 sec after successfully interrupting a spell". However the player states that it is actually saying in the tooltip that it is 12%.
  • Player reports that he is only to see teammates within a certain distance on his map while in a battleground.
  • Player claims Shattering Throw is not working to remove invulnerabilities.
  • Graphical issue with textures for some of the Valorous Dreadnaught Battlegear / Plate sets.
  • Highland Guppy pools of fish in Twilight Highlands appear to be having phasing issues. When you get close to the pool if fades away.
Under Investigation cont.

  • Maloriak heroic Flash Freeze targeted players in melee.
  • Quest To win a war, you gotta become war, quest NPC does not camoflauge when you do.
  • When the quest The Air Strikes Must Continue is completed, it is not flagged as completed in the quest log, nor has the quest ender a yellow question mark over his head.
  • Player states that Turbo-Charged Flying Machine has the same sound while on the ground as in flight.
  • Ammen Vale has no alternate entrance, making Explore Azuremyst Isle difficult for Horde.
  • Cataclysm zones are not being included in the description of the World Explorer achievement after the expansion.
  • Player reports that if a group member dies to the last two mob packs just before High Priestess Kilnara in Zul'Gurub, other mob packs outside the temple will aggro and come to attack them.
  • Lesser Celestial Essence does not show up on the Auction House category 'Trade Goods/Elemental', while Greater Celestial Essence does.
  • When on Reins of the Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher the membranes between the wings cast no shadow on the ground.
  • Player states that deathknight mount Acherus Deathcharger has eratic and jerky animations.
  • The weapon Modgud's Blade does not receive particle effect from Flametongue Weapon.
  • Bracers of Hidden Purpose seem to not be counting toward the Plate Specialization ability.
  • Realms offering Anub'Rekhan Must Die as a daily quest from Archmage Lan'dalock will generate a repeating mob sound in the proximity of the NPC.
  • Player reports they keep getting an error when they try to use their Death Pact "Target must be bound to you".
  • Threat generation has appeared to be increased for Mages since 4.1
  • When Warlock's Imp minions are too close their target, sometimes they will not use Firebolt and will just melee the target instead.
  • /cast [@pettarget]Firebolt in macros no longer works (nothing happens).
  • When you stand at the edge of the area where the client displays the "you will be resurrected in X seconds" box, the countdown stops at one second and you don't get resurrected.
  • Player reported running back after attempting Slabhide and being unable to continue due to the obsidian wall not despawning correctly.
  • Argent tournament horses Charge is not doing damage, but is removing 1 shield like it should do.
  • Female Goblin drink animation is a little off, since it appears they are licking the bottom of a cup, and not drinking.
  • There are many birds that are flying about 20-30 yards underwater in the eastern part of Biel'aran in Shimmering Expanse, Vash'jir.
  • Swift Frostsaber ground mount changes size depending if a Worgen is in Human or Worgen.
  • Player was instantly removed from the group when entering an instance through the LFD tool and received the deserter buff.
  • Some Heirloom items at level 80 do not seem to scale to the correct Cataclysm item level.
  • The AoE attack from Hammer of the Righteous can miss secondary targets when the primary attack hits.
  • Player will periodically see no Helm or Shoulders equipped on his character's model after just having logged into the game.
  • Mana Burn does not remove Blind.
  • Player states that his Frost Strike and Death Coil light up on action bar even though he does not have enough runic power.
  • Darkflight still being affected by Global Cooldown
  • The warrior ability Recklessness does not display that it will make the warrior immune to fear mechanics.
  • Warlock pet's are being dismissed and not recalled when getting in a wellson cannon.
  • Player reports upon trying to trade a health stone in a Arena (unsure which) the trade cancels and the item greys out and cannot be used.
  • If a group is disbanded before a random dungeon is completed and the last remaining player wants to continue they are not able to queue again to complete the instance.
  • When the War Talbuks are used, they appear to "wobble" and pitch forward.
  • Player is unable to see the Andorhal Deathguard mob required for the quest Supporting the Troops due to phasing.
  • Unheeded Warning does not modify damage done by Mutilate or Swipe (Cat).
  • If the resurrection location at battleground changes, while you miss the Horde/Alliance Spirit Guide's resurrection spell, pressing a Return to graveyard-button will locate you to the previous spot, not the new one.
  • Quest Prisoners of War having problems - Camouflage buff not applied to NPC.
  • Running animation for Refurbished Ogre Suit is faster than it should be.
  • Heroic Leap AoE damage ignores line of sight.
  • If you press "free your mind" button too fast - immediately after being controlled by Dominion (basically you have to spam "1" button to get this bug working), all your panels disappear.
  • Player reported that mobs in BWL killed with Elementium Ingots on them will at times become unlootable... claims this happens fairly regularly.
  • Player reporting upon dismounting, often pet will not reappear.
  • During phase 2 of the Jin'do fight in Zul'Gurub,the instance portal disappears and players can run out of the supposed dungeon boundaries.
  • Typos in quest dialog: Quest: The Crucible of Carnage: Calder's Creation! "propsitioned" should be "propositioned" "Cruicible" should be "Crucible".
  • The body of water ends short of the coast in Azshara, subzone: Lake Mennar.
  • Monkey's movement animation seems incorrect when they run.
  • Kinetic Bombs are difficult to target during the Blood Council fight.
  • The trinket Unheeded Warning procs when you sap a target.
  • If a player has completed To Be Horde... they are no longer able to turn in quests to Overlord Krom'gar at Krom'gar Fortress.
  • Ritual of Souls is not using the correct casting animation for Blood Elf females.
  • Doomguard and Infernal guardians don't have Avoidance ability like classic minions and die rapidly on bosses's AoE spells.
  • High Priestess Kilnara's Tears of Blood can't be interrupted via Arcane Torrent.
  • If you have same factions fighting each other in a rated battleground, players cannot loot or resurrect as they are marked as friendly or hostile respectively.
  • Player reporting that Magmaw is going through his exposed head phase the wrong direction, leaving the raid unable to attack.
  • Shroud of the Dead cloak from Ramkahen quartermaster does sound as ring/trinket when bought/equipped
  • Character is still whistling as if he is summoning a pet or his orphan - no whistle in inventory.
  • If the mob pack in front of Kael'thas Sunstrider is skipped, the boss doesn't give his normal speech given before attacking.
  • While on a Sandstone Drake, saying something in /s or solving an archaeology artifact whilst flying causes it to use it's "standing-on-the-ground" state.
  • Player reports Magmaw will hit dps players with melee strikes while being tanked. Also reported that even with both chains being sucessfully placed Magmaw casts Mangle on the tank.
  • Having a 0.00% chance to miss can still cause misses when fighting other players.
  • Tainted Mind cast from Cursed Mages is not being removed when entering an Arena.
  • Player reports that the Renowned Guild Tabard is not granting the stated bonus to Guild reputation after turning in quests.
  • Smelting will still not work anywhere in the big Valley of Honor forge. It shows the message "Requires Forge" when attempting to smelt.
  • Small piece of wall in Stormwind canals has no collision.
  • Sound sample "We're at the center of the Maelstrom" cuts off short.
  • Player advises that he is unable to complete the quest Death comes from on High.
  • Player reports if your pet gets cycloned, you lose your buffs until pet is resummoned.
  • Player reports that Mark of the Wild does not stack with the Night Elf racial Nature Resistance.
  • Player is reporting that they are unable to create a new team on the Arena Tournament realm.
  • Player reports that while in a group for the achievement For the Alliance, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner teleports into a pillar and is not able to be killed.
Commonly Reported Issues That Are Not Bugs.

There are many issues that are repeatedly reported in this forum that are not considered bugs and should not be posted here in this forum.
Please check this list before making a new post in this forum. Many issues that appear to be bugs are actually intended functionality or should be reported in other places.

1. Realms are down or crashing.
Example: Players cannot get past “Authenticating” or the Hyjal Realm is not currently online.

    Blizzard Technicians continually monitor all of our realms and work to resolve issues as quickly as possible. QA does not have information about realm status. Information regarding realm status can be viewed at the Service Status Forum:

2. Exploits, Cheats and Hacks.
Example: Several players are using cheats to win PVP.

3. Forum Avatar levels and guilds do not match in-game characters.
Example: In-game character is level 70, forum avatar is level 63.

4. Armory Information is incorrect/incomplete/out of date.
Example: The Armory page does not list a characters correct guild.

    Errors in Armory information should be reported via the “Report an Error” link at the bottom of each Armory page or via e-mail at wowarmory@blizzard.com.

5. Haste effects do not apply the correct amount of casting/attack increase.
Example: 20% haste only increases cast speed by 17%

    The formula for hast effects is:

    This can be a bit confusing, but it assures that no amount of +haste effects will result in zero or negative attack or cast speed.

6. “Impossible” simultaneous actions.
Examples: Rogue Vanish being broken by attacks, Two mages polymorphing each other, Paladin Divine Shield being dispelled as it is cast.

    Because of the Client-Server nature of the game it is possible for two mutually exclusive actions to occur at the same time resulting in some unexpected behavior. Although efforts are made to minimize these situations they will still happen on occasion.

7. NPCs and player pets attack stealthed players.
Example: A hunter sends its pet after a druid who then uses Prowl, the pet continues to chase and attack the druid after it has entered stealth.

    Stealth is not intended to be an escape mechanic, Vanish should be used to escape combat in these situations. If you feel this should be changed please post your feedback in the appropriate forum section.

8. No experience, loot or quest credit for mobs killed exclusively by pets or totems.
Example: A shaman uses Fire Nova Totem to kill several quest NPCs and gets no credit.

    This is an intended behavior, a player must do damage to an NPC for it to give credit.

9. Priest spells on cooldown while in Spirit of Redemption.
Example: Priest was kicked by a rogue and then died, now all holy spells are unavailable.

    Although all debuffs are removed when a character dies, Counterspell and Kick both cause spells to go into cooldown, cooldown effects are not removed by death.

10. Counterspell/Kick locks down unexpected spells.
Example: When kicked while casting a Healing spell, priest discipline spells are also locked out.

    Counterspell effects lock out schools of magic not trees. Discipline is a spell tree which includes many holy spells.

11. Forsaken PCs and NPCs are invalid targets for undead only spells.
Example: Forsaken players can not be shackled with the priest spell Shackle Undead.

    This is working correctly, Forsaken are classified as Humanoids and are affected by all abilities that normally affect Humanoids not undead.

12. Druid Omen of Clarity does work with Ferocious Bite.
Example: All energy is expended when Ferocious Bite is used with Omen of Clarity.

    This is working properly, when used with Omen of Clarity Ferocious Bite converts its normal base cost of 35 energy into additional damage.

13. Using a Guild standard puts other items on a 2 minute cool-down.
Example: Using a Standard of Unity puts a Healthstone on cool-down for 2 minutes.

    Combat enhancing items used from the inventory that are not potions all share a common 2 minute timer.

14. Sunfire reapplies Moonfire instead of overwriting it.
Example: You have been using Moonfire and now wish to cast Sunfire. However instead of casting Sunfire, it refreshes Moonfire instead.

    Essentially Sunfire and Moonfire are the same spell just with different damage and triggers (Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse). When you are casting one spell you will need to ensure that you have allowed it to run its full duration before you cast the opposite spell.

15. Guards in Capital Cities can see through Vanish.
Example: You are in an enemy city and have been spotted, using Vanish does not take you out of combat.

    Guards will be able to see through Vanish and continue pursuing you until you have either run out of range or have been killed. This applies for other classes as well when using abilities such as Feign Death and Sanctuary.

16. Worgens do not play a sound when they /roar
Example: You are a Worgen. You type /roar and no sound is heard.

    There used to be sound when Worgens roared, but it was by mistake. No races have sound associated with their /roar.

    Edit - Since this was posted, there has been a US blue post stating that giving players the ability to /roar will be added in a "future" patch. Further details can be found here.

Orc rogues animations in stealth are broken since 4.0.6. They do not speed up according to your +speed% modifiers, or sprint. I hoped this would have been fixed this patch.

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