This Week in World of Warcraft
- Grand Empress Shek’zara World Boss
- N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms
- Island Expeditions and Salvage Crates Rotation
- Darkmoon Faire
- Lunar Festival
- Love is in the Air
- Weekly Bonus Event – Arena Skirmishes
- PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu
- Call to Arms: Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Drustvar
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 –
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- 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 7am 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 Vessel of Horrific Visions, Corrupted Mementos, 2000 Gold or 200 War Resources, and a chance for a corrupted item.
- The Mantid Assault has started in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. This minor assault resets on Friday at 7pm 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 Mantid Swarm.
- Cache of the Mantid Swarm contains 5500 Coalescing Visions, Corrupted Mementos, 2000 Gold or 200 War Resources, and a chance for a corrupted item.
Note: On EU servers, these assaults will be active tomorrow! To learn more about the N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms, click the banner below for an in depth guide.
- Verdant Wilds with Primal Druids
- Snowblossom Village with Vermin
- Jorundall with Taunka
The Salvage Crates available for purchase this week are:
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.
The Lunar Festival World Event ends this Friday, February 7th!
New in 2020
- Complete the Lunar Preservation quest to be able to transmog the flower crown cosmetics all year round!
Love is in the Air
The Love is in the Air World Event starts this Saturday, February 8th!
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.