This Week in World of Warcraft
- Obtaining Rank 3 Essences on Alts
- Grand Empress Shek’zara World Boss
- N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
- Island Expeditions and Salvage Crates Rotation
- Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking
- Un’Goro Madness Micro Holiday
- PvP Brawl: Packed House
- Call to Arms: Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Drustvar
Hearthstone Expansion – Ashes of Outland and new Demon Hunter Class
Blizzard announced the new Ashes of Outland Hearthstone expansion today, adding a new Demon Hunter class! You can see the full list of new cards here.
Obtaining Rank 3 Essences on Alts
Grand Empress Shek’zara World Boss
Grand Empress Shek’zara is up in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms!
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.
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- Tanks –
- Damage Dealers –
- 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.
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Assault: The Black Empire
- The Black Empire Assault has started in Uldum. This major assault resets on Tuesday at 8am PT in NA (Wednesday at 8am CET in EU).
- Completing this assault rewards you with 1500 Uldum Accord reputation, 750 Artifact Power, and a Cache of the Black Empire.
- Cache of the Black Empire contains 12500 Coalescing Visions, Corrupted Mementos, 2000 Gold or 200 War Resources, and a chance for a corrupted item.
- The Mogu Assault has started in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. This minor assault resets on Friday at 8pm PT in NA (Saturday at 8pm CET in EU).
- Completing this assault rewards you with 500 Rajani reputation, 500 Artifact Power, and a Cache of the Fallen Mogu.
- Cache of the Fallen Mogu contains 6500 Coalescing Visions, Corrupted Mementos, 2000 Gold or 200 War Resources, and a chance for a corrupted item.
To learn more about the N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms, click the banner below for an in depth guide.
- Skittering Hollow with Troggs
- Verdant Wilds with Keepers of the Grove
- Dread Chain with Mogu
The Salvage Crates available for purchase this week are:
Click the banner below to learn more about Island Expedition Rewards and Loot Tables.
- The weekly quest from your adventure journal rewards azerite power and Cache of Ny’alothan Treasures.
- You can find Auzin in old Dalaran.
- Don’t forget to keep working towards Reins of the Eclipse Dragonhawk, Bridle of the Ironbound Wraithcharger, and Yu’lei, Daughter of Jade!
- Reins of the Infinite Timereaver can also drop from any Timewalking dungeon boss.
Un’Goro Madness Micro Holiday
Un’Goro Madness allows players to defeat group bosses in Un’Goro Crater to obtain temporary buffs from Dino Mojo. Open your map to see the locations of the bosses that are currently up.
- Adaptation – Become strong, like a dinosaur.
- Sharp Claws – Damage increased by 3%
- Bony Carapace – Damage taken decreased by ?%
- Lightning Speed – Movement speed increased by 3%
- Massive – Size increased by 4%
- The buffs listed above stack up to 20 times. Afterwards, you gain stacks of:
- Awesome – Awesomeness increased by 10%
- This buff persists through death and lasts for 3 days.
Head to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Drustvar with warmode enabled to kill players of the opposing faction. This will reward you with Quartermaster’s Note, Aspirant’s Equipment Cache, Honor, Conquest and Reputation with either The Honorbound or 7th Legion.