A small hotfix has been pushed to the live servers today to stop players from deleting their Shard of Domination gems unintentionally by overriding the socket with a new gem.
Because the gems can be hard to come by, players were frustrated when they replaced one of these gems like they would a traditional gem socket.
Early on in the patch, Blizzard implemented the Soulfire Chisel, an item players can purchase from Bonesmith Heirmir in Korthia for 2500 stygia, which would remove the gem from the socket allowing players to keep all the gems they had earned.
This did not stop the destruction of gems if a player would still override the current gem in that socket, causing the original gem to be deleted.
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This has now been fixed and players will no longer be able to override these gem slots and will need to purchase the Soulfire Chisel to change gems.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Hotfixes For August 3rd
Items and Rewards
Shards of Domination
- Shards of Domination can no longer be inserted into an occupied socket.
Developers’ notes: We’ve made this change to prevent accidentally losing a shard by inserting another shard in its place without extracting it first. You can purchase a Soulfire Chisel to extract embedded shards from Bonesmith Heirmir in Korthia for 2500 Stygia.
- Fixed a bug which counted critical overhealing towards Winds of Winter's accumulated value. Only effective healing and damage are intended to count towards the effect.
Torghast, Tower of the Damned
- Phantasmic Amalgamation’s spawned with Unstable Phantasma no longer spawn near the party members on a lower floor if there are party members on a higher floor.
Daily patch notes can be found on the World of Warcraft website.