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WoW Hotfixes for December 15th, 2009

WoW Hotfixes for December 15th, 2009  | read this item

Seems these are wonderfully (or annoyingly) common.  This time, they’re half reversing the drop rate change to the Battered Hilt.  Now, those of you that want a sparkly new sword like mine can more likely get it.  In addition, Quel’Delar is now Unique-equipped.  That didn’t make sense to me, because the questline is not repeatable (supposedly).  So, in theory, you should never have a second one that would conflict with the first one in the first place.  But I digress.

Among the other changes, is that you can now complete the “Perfect Run” of Naxxramas in any order you choose.  Maybe I missed something here, but couldn’t you do that before?  Probably a bug with doing the immortal run Saph/K’T first.

Blizzard is squashing bugs left and right.

Listed below are recent fixes we have applied to the game. Keep in mind that some of these changes may not be active until after the realm has been restarted.

To review previous in-game fixes, please visit:


  • Quel’Delar in now unique equip.
  • Naxxramas can now be cleared in any order for the Immortal and Undying achievements.
  • The drop rate for the Battered Hilt has been increased.
  • The Skeletal Slave in the Pit of Saron has had the ability to drop the Battered Hilt and other random drop epics removed.

More details about the Battered Hilt from Bornakk -

Based on feedback we’ve been provided by players, we’d like to make you aware of a couple of changes we are applying to Icecrown Citadel: The Frozen Halls via in-game fixes. Firstly, we are increasing the drop rate of the Battered Hilt in all three wings of this Heroic five-player dungeon. We have seen a great deal of discussion about this item’s chance of dropping since the release of patch 3.3.0 and agree that it is currently too low. As a result, players should find greater accessibility to this item while running these dungeons, or while trading with other players who have it.

In light of this change, we are also removing the chance for the Battered Hilt or any other epic item to drop from the Skeletal Slaves in the Pit of Saron. The need to “farm” these creatures for the Battered Hilt should be reduced by our first in-game fix and will no longer result in a chance for epic loot or Battered Hilts.

You’re welcome to discuss these changes in this thread and provide us with any additional feedback you may have. Please refrain from creating additional threads about these in-game fixes at this time.

Posted by:  Lindline         Date:  December 16, 2009         Discussion:  5 Comments         Popularity:  2,663 views
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  1. Tim says:

    Aight so basically we should be farming the Pit of Saron, minus those wimpy slaves, to get the hilt?


  2. lofblad says:

    Qul’Dalar is unique-equipped because it’s possible to get another after a faction change, by doing the corresponding quest for the other faction.

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