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Patch 8.3 PTR – New World Bosses

Patch 8.3 PTR – New World Bosses
Patch 8.3 adds two world bosses to the rotation, each dropping baseline item level 445 loot. You will find Grand Empress Shek’zara as the weekly boss in The Vale of Eternal Blossoms while it is being assaulted by Allies of N’Zoth, and Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker in Uldum while it is being assaulted by Allies of N’Zoth.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Grand Empress Shek’zara
With the awakening of N’Zoth, Shek’zara, empress of the mantid, pledged her swarm to the old god’s will. In service of her dark master, she unleashed her forces upon the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to claim Pandaria in N’Zoth’s name.

  • Overview – Grand Empress Shek’zara uses her powerful voice and Zara’thik Swarmguard to overwhelm enemies.
  • Song of the Empress – Shek’zara chants the Song of the Empress, emitting sound waves that travel outwards from her.
    Players that come into contact with Song of the Empress are Silenced and suffer 4 Nature damage every 0.5 sec for 3 sec.
  • Force and Verve – Shek’zara shouts, inflicting 33 Nature damage every 1 sec for 6 sec.
    Players standing in a Sound Barrier take 70% reduced damage from Force and Verve.
    • Sound Barrier – Reduces damage dealt by Force and Verve by 70%.
  • Summon Swarmguard – Shek’zara summons her Zara’thik Swarmguard to aid her in battle.
    • Zara’thik Swarmguard
      • Bladestorm – Charges to a player’s location and spins a blade around the caster, inflicting 33 Physical damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec.
    • Zara’thik Ambershaper
      • Amber Bolt Volley – Fires bolts of hardened amber at all nearby enemies, inflicting 25 Nature damage.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
445 Finger Finger Loop of Abhorrent Celerity
445 Cloth Head Maniacal Speaker’s Cover
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445 Leather Head Guise of the Voracious Prowler
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445 Mail Legs Greaves of Shattered Thoughts
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445 Plate Legs Chitinous Conqueror’s Legplates
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Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
Plumbing the forgotten depths of Azeroth, Prophet Skitra unearthed a devastating aqir known as Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker. Now freed from its subterranean slumber, Vuk’laz turns its destructive power against those who oppose N’Zoth.

  • Overview – Vuk’laz is a living weapon of war that attempts to overcome its enemies with devastating physical attacks. As the battle rages Vuk’laz summons scarabs to its aid from beneath the Writhing Sands.
    • Damage Dealers
    • Healers
    • Tanks
  • Vuk’laz the Earthbreaker
    • Tremor Wave – Vuk’laz unleashes a mighty tremor, knocking back all players in a 40 yard frontal cone and inflicting 50 Physical damage.
    • Writhing Sands – Vuk’laz summons a horde of Aqir scarabs from beneath the sands.
      • Aqir Scarab – Aqir Scarabs emerge from the sands to swarm and overwhelm players.
    • Razor Spines – Vuk’laz shoots razor sharp spines from its carapace, inflicting 30 Physical damage to all players within 0 yards.
    • Crushing Claws – Vuk’laz lashes out with both claws, inflicting 90 Physical damage to its current target.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
445 Finger Finger Band of Insidious Ruminations
445 Cloth Legs Breeches of Faithful Execution
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445 Leather Legs Grotesque Mutilator’s Leggings
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445 Mail Head Psyche Tormentor’s Visage
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445 Plate Head Greathelm of Indiscriminate Brutality
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