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This Week in WoW – March 3rd, 2020

Patch 8.3 Hotfixes – March 2nd, 2020

This Week in World of Warcraft

Grand Empress Shek’zara World Boss
Grand Empress Shek’zara is up in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms!

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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N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms

Assault: The Black Empire

Assault: Mantid

To learn more about the N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms, click the banner below for an in depth guide.

Island Expeditions for the Week of March 3rd, 2020
The Island Expeditions for the week are:

  • Whispering Reef with Murlocs
  • Crestfall with Spirit Orcs
  • Snowblossom Village with Mantid

The Salvage Crates available for purchase this week are:

Click the banner below to learn more about Island Expedition Rewards and Loot Tables.

Darkmoon Faire
The Darkmoon Faire is in town once again! If you’re grinding reputation with the new 8.3 factions, Uldum Accord and Rajani, pick up the Darkmoon Top Hat or the WHEE! buff to increase reputation gains by 10% for 60 minutes.

Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Event
This week’s bonus event is the Battle for Azeroth Dungeon Event.

  • All week long the final boss of each Battle for Azeroth Dungeon will drop an extra piece of loot.
  • Pick up the quest Emissary of War from either your Adventure Journal or in your faction hub. Completing this quest rewards Cache of Ny’alothan Treasures.
Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Battle for Azeroth Dungeons Bonus Event is underway!

This Week

All week, open Group Finder (default hotkey: I) to queue for any Battle for Azeroth dungeon on Normal or Heroic difficulty.

Alternatively, get a group of veteran dungeoneers together and travel to one of the Battle for Azeroth dungeons on Mythic difficulty:

  • Atal’Dazar
  • Temple of Sethraliss
  • The Underrot
  • The MOTHERLODE!!
  • Freehold
  • Shrine of the Storm
  • Tol Dagor
  • Waycrest Manor

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar or Chronicler Toopa in Boralus has a quest for you – Emissary of War. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it within the Adventure Journal.
    • Quest requirement: Complete 4 Battle for Azeroth dungeons on Mythic difficultly.
    • Rewards: One loot box containing a piece of gear from Heroic difficulty Ny’alotha.
  • Passive bonus: The final boss in each dungeon drop additional loot on all difficulties (except Mythic Keystone difficulties.)

PvP Brawl: Tarren Mill vs. Southshore

Originally Posted by Blizzard

Originally introduced as a part of the World of Warcraft 10-Year Anniversary event, this Brawl harkens back to the early days of WoW PvP, with an epic battle between the two towns of Tarren Mill and Southshore. In this game of war, you’ll need to work as a team and deplete your foes’ resources to claim victory.

Call to Arms: Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Tiragarde Sound
This week’s Call to Arms is Call to Arms: Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Call to Arms: Mechagon and Call to Arms: Tiragarde Sound.

Head to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Stormsong Valley 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.