Hotfix Increases Battered Hilt Drop Rate

Another batch of four hotfixes has been implemented on the World of Warcraft servers, and it includes a noteworthy change: "The drop rate for the Battered Hilt has been increased." Zarhym addressed the issue in a post on the official forums and said the decision was based on player feedback.

In addition, Blizzzard has removed the chance for the hilt or any other epic item to drop from the Skeletal Slaves in the Pit of Saron. You can read the full list of changes and Zarhym's post after the jump.

So what do you think of the changes? ZAM user dadanox has started a thread on the topic in our WoW general forum, so feel free to join in the discussion.

List of hotfixes for 12/15

  • 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.

Zarhym's post on the Battered Hilt and epic drop rate changes

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.

You can find a full list of recent in-game fixes here:


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