9.05 Patch Notes, Buffs, Nerfs, Covenants, Valor Points & more

WoW Shadowlands is now approaching a huge content update, patch 9.0.5, which brings buffs and nerfs for every class in the game.

With some buffs making classes feel brand new, we can’t wait for the update to live!

But these changes won’t be live until after servers go down for the Shadowlands weekly reset.

Here’s what you need to know about this week’s weekly reset, and what will be live in Shadowlands when servers return.

WoW Shadowlands Weekly Reset – March 8th

This week’s reset could very well be the most important of Shadowlands so far.

Shadowlands Night Fae Covenant
DOWNTIME: The WoW Shadowlands weekly reset means a break while servers are down

Let’s go over all the finer details as Shadowlands 9.0.5 is right around the corner.

Patch Notes

The WoW Shadowlands 9.0.5 update has a massive patch notes, clocking in at nearly 8,000 words.

You can read over the class balance changes – including huge Shaman buffs, Druid buffs and more, here.

Along with class changes, 9.0.5 features Covenant changes, new PVP balance changes, Valor Points, and plenty more as well.

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Server Downtime

Shadowlands players will have to wait for the update, however, which goes live after regional restarts.

Shadowlands Torghast, Tower of the Damned Tarragrue
LEAVE QUICKLY: The Tarragrue is here to ensure a smooth server reset

The Shadowlands weekly reset maintenance is scheduled to start at 10am EST, and run for roughly an hour.

This means players can expect Shadowlands 9.0.5 to be live in-game at roughly 11am EST.

While this is the usually scheduled time, however, the patch may slow things down with its many changes, so servers could be down for some extra time this week.

READ MORE: WoW Shadowlands 9.1 Update: Release Date, Sanctum of Domination, BlizzCon 2021 & more


Shadowlands Covenants are getting a whole new chapter in the Shadowlands 9.1 update coming later this year, but 9.0.5 kicks off many big changes for Covenants this week.

Shadowlands Bastion
SQUAD GOALS: Covenants have received some big changes

This includes a redesign for Fleshcraft, the Necrolords Covenant ability, and changes to the Ember Court in Revendreth.

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