Primordius hotfix targets dispels that do not remove positive buffs

Primordius dispels are a tricky task – you want to be careful you aren’t dispelling away positive effects when they are stronger than the negative effects or offset each other, because when you dispel, you dispel all positive and negative effects.  (Read our Primordius Healer Raid Guide here)

However, raids had discovered a few tricks to make dispelling much easier, by utilizing dispels that only dispelled the negative while leaving the positive.  But Blizzard caught on and issued a hotfix that will prevent warlocks (with Sear Magic and Singe Magic via Fel Imp) and Priests (Mass Dispel) from being able to do this.

During the Primordius encounter, spells which dispel a single harmful effect (Sear Magic, Single Magic, or Mass Dispel) will no longer work if any of the positive effects are active on the target (Improved Synapses, Keen Eyesight, Thick Bones, Clear Mind, or Fully Mutated).

Dispelling on this fight is pretty easy, with raiders simply calling out for single target dispels when negative buffs outweighed the positive ones.  It saves healers from having to try and guess who needs dispelling… however it won’t prevent those people from being annoying by dispelling helpful effects of fellow raiders they want to piss off.

Why Monk Revival needs a glyph to remove dispels for Primordius

Be warned if you have any mistweaver monks in your raid when you work on Primordius.  One of the mechanics is you get good buffs but if any mistweave monks pop revival for a healing cooldown, its AOE dispel mechanism removes the good buffs along with any bad buffs, which obviously is not good for this fight.

This has happened since PTR, which brought about much discussion for bringing a monk glyph which would remove the dispelling part of revival, but nothing went live, nor does it seem that they have fixed Primordius to allow the use of revival without it removing good buffs.

The March 7th hotfixes included:

The Mistweaver ability Revival will no longer dispel players who have any of the following effects:
                Primordius: Clear Mind, Fully Mutated, Improved Synapses, and Thick Bones
                Durumu: Dark Parasite
                Jin’rokh the Breaker: Ionization

All the monks can breath a sigh of relief :)