5.3 Hotfixes: June 4

5.3 Hotfixes: June 4

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 5.3: Escalation. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. We will continue to update this list as additional hotfixes are applied.

Below is a listing of 5.3 Hotfixes by date.

Patch Information

June 4


  • Alliance players are now able to initiate duels in the exterior areas around the Shrine of Seven Stars.


  • Druid
    • Talents
      • Force of Nature should no longer incorrectly cause targets to face the Treant when summoned.
  • Hunter
    • General
      • Fox pet family's Tailspin ability now have a duration of 10 seconds, down from 30 seconds to make its duration comparable to other pet families' single-target abilities.
  • Paladin
    • Retribution
      • Mastery: Hand of Light now deals the proper amount of additional Holy damage.
  • Priest
    • General
      • Smite's cast time should now be correctly reduced by Borrowed Time.
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Touch of Chaos should now increase Corruption's duration by the proper amount while Glyph of Everlasting Affliction is active.
  • Warrior
    • General
      • Intimidating Shout should now correctly have a range of 8-yards. Additionally, targets affected by the fear effect will no longer receive an increase to their movement speed.


  • Commandeer That Balloon!: Players should now be able to interact with the rope ladder.
  • Lighting the Way: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.
  • Path of the Last Emperor: Fixed an issue where rope anchors were incorrectly despawning for players that moved too far away from Seer Hao Pham Roo.
  • Perfectly Pure: Pure Water should now be lootable by multiple players in the same party again.
  • The Fragrance of Money: Bear Musk should have a chance to drop again.
  • That's a Big Bug: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

  • Raids
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Dark Animus
        • Massive Anima Golems will no longer target the same player with multiple Matter Swap debuffs.
        • Monk's Revival ability will no longer dispel the Matter Swap debuff.
  • Dungeons
    • Gate of the Setting Sun
      • The dungeon should now properly require characters to be at least level 88 before allowing them to enter on Normal difficulty.


  • Sun-Lute of the Phoenix King and Retinal Armors should no longer be scaling incorrectly for the level 85-89 bracket for Battlegrounds.

Source: Blizzard