Patch 8.1: Faction Assaults Official Preview – News


We’re a week away from 8.1 launch and it’s time to set foot in Wrath dungeons and Ulduar! Darkmoon Faire is still up ,so don’t forget to make use of the 10% buff to Experience and reputation gains!

Highlights

We’re one week away from Patch 8.1 launch.

Mythic Keystone Affixes

Tyrannical

Bursting

Skittish

Infested

Weekly Quests

Azerite for the Alliance & Azerite for the Horde: Collect 40,000 Azerite from Island Expeditions to receive 2,500 Azerite and 1,500 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion.

From within the Adventure Journal, pick up A Frozen Path Through Time, complete 5 Timewalking dungeons to earn a cache with 1 piece of Normal difficulty Uldir gear and Artifact Power.

Island Expeditions

This week’s rotation includes

Dread Chain

Rotting Mire

Verdant Wilds

World Boss

Dunegorger Kraulok

Revered by all trolls but the Zandalari especially, the bones of the giant reptiles of Zandalar are dot the landscape. But as dark energies stir beneath the sands, sometimes that which was meant to remain dead, does not. Kraulok walks the sands once again, blinded by rage and the endless agony of his dying moments. Woe to those who find themselves in the beast’s path.

Overview

Dunegorger Kraulok goes through periods of rapidly alternating casts of Sonic Bellow and Earth Spike.  Avoid these attacks and press on to victory.

 Damage Dealers

When Dunegorger Kraulok Sonic Bellow he picks a random player and locks his facing until he finishes.

Earth Spike damages everyone within 2 yards, and knocks victims up into the air.

Ravenous Ranishu summoned through Shake Loose are Ravenous and will Swing Wildly.

 Healers

When Dunegorger Kraulok Sonic Bellow he picks a random player and locks his facing until he finishes.

Earth Spike damages everyone within 2 yards, and knocks victims up into the air.

Ravenous Ranishu summoned through Shake Loose are Ravenous and will Swing Wildly.

 Tanks

When Dunegorger Kraulok Sonic Bellow he picks a random player and locks his facing until he finishes.

Earth Spike damages everyone within 2 yards, and knocks victims up into the air.

Ravenous Ranishu summoned through Shake Loose are Ravenous and will Swing Wildly.

Loot Table

Hood of the Sinuous Devilsaur

Desert Nomad’s Wrap

Raider’s Shrouding Thobe

Shrouded Sandscale Bracers

Dunegorger’s Grips

Gloves of the Desert Assassin

Cord of Flowing Sands

Sandswept Legionnaire’s Legplates

Kraulok’s Claw

World Events

Wrath Timewalking (December 4th – December 11th)

Timewalking dungeons drop ilvl 335 items, so they’re a great source of gear for your alts. On top of that, Reins of the Infinite Timereaver has a chance to drop from all Timewalking bosses as personal loot. You can also create a group and queue up for Ulduar. I believe Mimiron’s Head has a chance to drop off Yogg even in the Timewalking version of the raid, but you must defeat the boss without the aid of the keepers.

Blizzard (Source)

Yogg-Saron Awaits!

Ulduar Timewalking is now available and Yogg-Saron – the lucid dream, the monster in your nightmares, and the fiend of a thousand faces – awaits.

When: The Ulduar raid is available throughout the Wrath Timewalking event.
Difficulty: The difficulty is set to Normal and, like any Normal level raid, will not be available through Raid Finder.
Minimum Level: Players level 80 and above are Eligible to participate.

During Wrath Timewalking, you can assemble a raid group of between 1 and 30 players, travel to Dalaran in Northrend, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Ulduar raid. The raid scales for your group size and your level and gear will be scaled to match the raid’s challenges.

Don’t have a regular group? The Group Finder (I) can help.  Create your own group in the ‘Premade Groups’ section or search for like-minded adventurers.

Looking to withstand the fires of Igniss the Furnace Master? Withstand the terrific tantrum of XT-002 Deconstructor? Or is it your very mind you want to test against the master of nightmares, Yogg-Saron? Opportunity awaits! Inside you can earn transmog sets, the pets you need to earn the Raiding for Leashes IV achievement, and more.

THIS WEEK

All week, open Group Finder (default hotkey: i) and then select Dungeon Finder and Timewalking in the Type dropdown. When you hit ‘Find Group’, you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of the following Heroic dungeons:

Ahn’karet: The Old Kingdom

Gundrak

Halls of Lightning

The Nexus

Utgarde Pinnacle

Pit of Saron

Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your natural level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon. For example, when you Timewalk through Utgarde Pinnacle, Skadi the Ruthless could drop the Blue Proto-Drake mount for you.

Look for the following all week long:

Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and Chronicler Toopa in Boralus have a quest for you. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift- “J”).

Quest Requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons.

Rewards: Artifact Power and one loot box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Uldir.

EVERY WEEK

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Darkmoon Faire (December 2nd – December 8th)

The Darkmoon Faire is open for business. Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth… and beyond! Check out our Darkmoon Faire guide for details!

Click here for a list of all in-game events taking place in December.



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