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Race to World First - Glossary of Popular Terms
The Race to World First has become a popular streaming event since the release of Battle for Azeroth. Since then, new viewers have become interested in the race and are unfamiliar with the terms used by raiders and casters.
We have compiled a few popular terms in this glossary to help players who have friends watching the race that may not understand some of the terms frequently used during the race.
2019/07/26 at 3:11 PM
Battle For Azeroth Community Tool Spotlight: Exorsus Raid Tools
With Crucible of Storms fast approaching, we thought for this month's Community Tool Spotlight it was fitting to highlight Exorsus Raid Tools--one of our favorite raiding addons.
2019/03/03 at 6:36 PM
Uldir Raid and Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Boss Abilities
Battle for Azeroth includes ten dungeons at launch, as well as the Uldir raid which furthers the story in
. Our Battle for Azeroth Encounter Journal pages are now up to show the latest loot, abilities, and boss descriptions from the alpha.
2018/02/24 at 5:40 PM
BlizzCon 2017: What We Know About Battle For Azeroth's Raids
At BlizzCon 2017, the
What's Next Panel
revealed new information about Battle for Azeroth's first raid, Uldir, Halls of Control. During the panel, Queen Azshara was also announced as a future boss in the expansion!
With all the recent discussion about
the future of tier sets
, we wanted to recap what we knew about the raids in the upcoming expansion.
2017/11/19 at 1:44 PM
The Story of Odyn & Helya (Trial of Valor) [Lore]
Now that players have spent some time in Trial of Valor, we asked
to explain the lore and story of the zone for Wowhead. If you like these sorts of videos and want to see more on upcoming Legion topics, let us know in the comments!
2016/12/10 at 5:29 PM
Mythic Emerald Nightmare Kill Videos, Weekly Affix Tracking, Mythic+ Guide Updates, Unholy Artifact Appearance Found
In this post, we're highlighting updates from Legion Dungeons and Raids: Mythic Emerald Nightmare kill videos, Mythic+ affix tracking on Wowhead, and Legion Dungeon guide updates.
Edit: The Death Knight community has discovered the Unholy Hidden Artifact Appearance,
The Bonereaper's Hook
October 3rd Hotfixes
posted, including Vantus Runes working in Mythic Emerald Nightmare, and changes to Il'gynoth.
2016/10/03 at 8:14 PM
Legion Dungeon and Raid Schedule, World Quest Preview, SoCal Legion Signing, August 22nd Hotfixes
With a week left to go for Legion, Blizzard has posted blogs on the Dungeon & Raids schedule, as well as the World Quests system. There's also a special Legion Signing Event on August 29th for SoCal residents.
Edit: Added hotfixes.
2016/08/23 at 9:33 AM
Legion World Quest and Leveling Zone Guides, 6/27 Mythic Raid Testing, Kirin Tor World Quest Puzzles
Today we have new Legion guides up, including
, and a spotlight on the Kirin Tor puzzles. Mythic raid testing also continues today on Nighthold bosses.
2016/06/27 at 1:31 PM
Legion Subtlety Rogue Spell Animations, Drak'thul in Legion, Star Augur Aetrus Screenshots, Blue Tweets
For today's Legion news, we have a preview of new and changed Subtlety Rogue animations, a Drak'thul cameo, pictures of
Star Augur Etraeus
's encounter, and some blue tweets on maps and the gold cap.
2016/04/27 at 11:06 AM
Suramar City Zone Preview, Suramar Starting Quests, Warcraft's 12th Anniversary Pet, Raid Testing 4/26
Today's Legion news emphasizes Suramar--we have a video of Suramar City and a look at the early questing. We also have information up on two Emerald Nightmare bosses open for testing today.
Warcraft's 12th Anniversary Pet Hint
2016/04/26 at 2:32 PM
Legion Vicious Goblin Trike Preview, Murky Heroes of the Storm Quest, Raid Testing 4/25, Pre-patch Guide Updates
For today's Legion news, we have a preview of the Vicious Goblin Trike and a questline featuring Murky from Heroes of the Storm! Legion Raid Testing continues so we have the boss descriptions for Star Augur Etraeus and Krosus; we also have some updates to our pre-patch guide.
2016/04/25 at 12:45 PM
What to do Before the Legion Pre-Patch
With the announcement that
Legion is coming on August 30th
, here is a list of things to get done before the Legion prepatch hits! Before an expansion launches, there is a prepatch where class and UI updates are added, while some other types of content are removed. We do not know when the Legion prepatch is coming, but with the expansion on August 30th, your time is limited to get some content and achievements done.
From transmog for
the Fabulous title
Reins of the Grove Warden
from Heroic Archimonde to the legendary ring questline, there's something for everyone to work on before the prepatch hits.
What's going away:
Challenge Mode Rewards, Archimonde Moose, Warlords Digital rewards, legendary questline completion, tons of gold from missions
What's more difficult:
Draenor achievements, Mythic mounts, Garrison Invasion bosses
What to prepare for:
new transmog system, collecting tabards and shirts, additional toys in Toy Box, leveling alts for Legion lore
2016/04/18 at 12:20 PM
Death Knight Order Hall Campaign Spoilers, Warcraft Movie Graphic Novel Prequel and Teaser Tweets, Legion Pruning and PvP Goals
Today's Legion spotlight is on quests from the Death Knight Order Hall Campaign. We also have news on the upcoming
graphic novel prequel and some blue posts including Alpha raid testing today.
Edit: Added many blue posts including Pruning, PvP, and Legion Goals.
2016/04/15 at 1:50 PM
Warlock Order Hall Quest, New Demon Hunter Tattoo Options, Mythic Raid Testing 4/11
For today's Legion news we have a video preview of part of the Warlock Order Hall Campaign and information on Mythic Raid Testing for 4/11. The Legion Dressing Room is also updated to support the recently-added Demon Hunter tattoo colors and styles.
Added a blue post in regards to order hall clarifications.
2016/04/11 at 8:34 AM
Legion Guardian Druid Spell Animations, Shaman Order Hall Update, Raid Testing 4/8
Today's Legion news highlights Guardian Druid spell animations and more greenery in the Shaman Order Hall. There are also some blue posts and information on raid testing for April 8th.
2016/04/08 at 7:10 AM
More Artifact Weapon Styles, Legion Flail Preview, Magni Bronzebeard in Legion, 4/4 Raid Testing
Today's Legion news covers additional Artifact Weapon Styles, including an Overwatch-inspired Paladin set, a closer look at the new Flail artifact models, raid testing encounters for April 4th, and an update on Magni Bronzebeard.
2016/04/04 at 10:21 AM
New Artifact Weapon Models Video, New Horse2 Mount, Azsuna Screenshots, April 1st Raid Testing
Legion Alpha coverage continues with videos of new Artifact Weapon models including a lightning-themed Doomhammer offhand, and the armored Horse2 mounts. We also have screenshots of the new elven-themed zone Azsuna and information on the two raid bosses up for testing tomorrow.
2016/03/31 at 4:11 PM
Liveblog: Raids and Dungeons Q&A With Lead Game Designer Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas
We've liveblogged the Warlords Q&A with Lead Game Designer Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas! Click the cut for our summary of the questions and answers.
Important points covered include:
Everbloom and Skyreach Challenge Mode fixes.
Foundry loot from missions.
Timewalker mode - scaling down your character to lower dungeons.
Blackrock Foundry difficulty tuning.
Number of raid tiers this expansion.
You can also rewatch the VOD
. There's also been numerous
and a new
2015/02/27 at 1:01 PM
Method Achieves World First 25-man Heroic Mogu'Shan Vaults Clear
Our friends over at
just had a really good day in World of Warcraft--they've done the unthinkable and been the first in the world to clear Mogu'Shan Vaults on heroic mode in 25-man!
Check out their post about the process
check out their YouTube channel
for other kill videos.
Be sure to congratulate them, this is by no means a small feat! We'll be posting their videos as they come in! For now we have their epic nerd screams as they get their world first below.
2012/10/12 at 8:27 PM
Mists of Pandaria Preview: Scott Mercer and Ion Hazzikostas Interview
Blizzard just posted two important news stories. First off, they have a very in-depth interview about the raids in Mists of Pandaria. There are some important tidbits shared in this discussion:
Mogu’shan Vaults will be the first raid and it will probably be delayed up to a week on release, so there is less pressure to hit level cap as a raider.
The other two raids will unlock weeks after Vaults to give raiders even more time acclimate.
Lore has been really thought out this time around. The instances should ideally flow into each other, as opposed to back in WotLK where they felt so jarringly different. For example, you'll fight the Sha of Fear at the end of one raid only to have her flee to the next.
The raid rewards players with items with the following item levels: item level 476 for Raid Finder, 489 for normal mode, and 502 for Heroic.
There’s also a new mount that can be obtained by defeating Elegon, a celestial dragon found deep within the Vault:
Reins of the Astral Cloud Serpent
Other than that, Blizzard also confirmed that
will be delayed so it doesn't make players feel rushed to experience Mists of Pandaria as well as do the holiday. This is welcomed news, as mo
2012/07/30 at 11:05 AM