Update 37 Patch 1 Release Notes
Here are the Release Notes for Update 37 Patch 1, released on Wednesday, December 20th.
Of Special Note
Old Baba's Hut is a new raid found in the Mists of Ravenloft expansion, and is available to every player who has purchased the expansion. This Legendary level raid does not require flagging, and puts players against Baba Lysaga herself! Find the raid NPC in the Blue Water Inn in Barovia.
News and Notes
- The Shocking Blast effect on Legendary items now has its proper name and description again, and no longer claims to give out Negative Healing Amplification.
- The Legendary version of Memory of Hiding in Darkness now properly drops on Epic Elite difficulty.
- Van Richten's Cane now properly acts like a buckler, and has its proper heroic and legendary minimum level.
- A new Sentient Jewel called Sentient Jewel of the Timid is now available in the Blue Water Inn for Vistani Tokens.
- Fixed some visual issues with some Ravenloft gear.
- Echo of the Sunsword will no longer erroneously gain illusion effects when held in the off-hand.
- The Crypt Raider's Legendary Set now grants its proper Melee and Ranged Power.
- Epic Bone Crusher now accepts Sentience.
- Barovian Darts and Throwing Knives now hit more reliably.
- Spiral, the Voice of the Elements now properly executes its spiral while in the off-hand.
- Glamered versions of Spiral, Voice of the Elements now display their elemental effects.
- The Epic Purifying Quiver now properly applies Bludgeoning to ranged weapons.
- Fixed an issue where the Sinister Handaxe's increased weapon die would persist after being unequipped.
- Ability Stat Tomes have new Minimum Levels in which they apply:
- Level 1: Up to +2
- Level 3: +3
- Level 7: +4
- Level 11: +5
- Level 15: +6
- Level 19: +7
- Level 22: +8 (the +7 to +8 Upgrade Tome is currently available as a reward in the new Ravenloft raids.)
- NOTE: The benefit is not applied until a character first logs into the game world, so the stat benefit is not available during initial character creation or reincarnation, but will apply when the character first logs into the world.
- Minotaur Skeletons are now properly undead.
Quest and Adventure Areas
- Curse of Strahd now appears in the Adventure Compendium.
- Strahd no longer heals to full from his mist attack in the Curse of Strahd raid.
- Fixed an issue in Curse of Strahd where Madam Eva would sometimes draw the Marionette card twice, then fail to draw further cards.
- Amber Temple doors now have map notes, as long as they remain closed, to remind you where you have not yet been.
- Amber Temple's Shield Guardian and Hellhounds now follow their protege through teleporters.
- Amber Temple Hellhounds now scale with dungeon difficulty.
- Several Mists of Ravenloft quests have had their experience adjusted. The Final Vintage has had its Base XP increased to 2900, Oath of Vengeance has had its Base XP increased to 5100, and Ravens' Bane has had its Base XP increased to 3880.
- The quest Wrath of the Earth has had its Base XP reduced slightly.
- Characters can now teleport to the Blue Water Inn from the Blood on the Vine Tavern by using the Exit sign inside of the Blood on the Vine Tavern.
- Vladimir Horngaard in Oath of Vengeance now correctly takes damage from healing.
- The Optional section of the light puzzle in Oath of Vengeance now works as intended.
- All of the skeletons in Death House now aggro correctly.
- Traps in Death House are now somewhat easier to detect.
- Yesper's optional now cleans up correctly in A Raven at the Door.
- Amber Temple's map now has a separate top and bottom floor, to help with navigation.
- Fixed an issue in The Final Vintage where the end fight would sometimes trigger before collecting all of the brown mold.
- Typo and grammar fixes have been made to an Invitation to Dinner and Raven at the Door.
- Blue Abishai in a Mad Tea Party no longer cast Energy Drain on heroic difficulty settings.
- Devil locations in Mad Tea Party have been adjusted to reduce occurrence of Dungeon Alert.
- It is no longer possible to enter A Raven at the Door from the Barovian landscape without entering the quest properly.
- The Menace of the Underdark and The Shadowfell Conspiracy expansions are once again available to be purchased in the DDO Market.