A basic overview of what to expect from Phase 1 of Cataclysm Classic.

Last updated on May 30, 2024 at 00:00 by Abide

This page contains information covering all important information about Phase 1 Cataclysm Classic including reputation, dungeons, raids, and more.


Phase 1 Content Overview

Phase 1 of Cataclysm brings the most content into the game, giving max level players a wide plethora of raids, dungeons, pvp, and open world content to continue advancing their characters through.

  • 4 new raids that comprise Tier 11;
  • 9 new 5-man Dungeons;
  • Arena Season 9;
  • 6 new Faction Reputations.

New Zones Added in Cataclysm

  • Mount Hyjal — Level 80-82
  • Vashj'ir — Level 80-82
  • Deepholm — Level 82-83
  • Uldum — Level 83-84
  • Twilight Highlands — Level 84-85
  • Tol Barad — Level 85 PvP Zone

Darkmoon Faeire Island

The Darkmoon Faeire returns as a full new zone, Darkmoon Island. On this island players can participate in daily mini-games, quests, theme-park rides and more while earning new, unique toys, pets, mounts, and transmog gear!


New Factions and Reputations in Cataclysm

Every zone has a new faction available for players to increase their reputation with, offering unique rewards. With 6 factions total, players will want to wear the faction-specific tabard to gain reputation easily while completing end-game dungeons.


New Battlegrounds in Cataclysm

Cataclysm brings two new battlegrounds to the PvP scene, The Battle for Gilneas and Twin Peaks.

  • The Battle for Gilneas
    • 10v10 battle similar to Arathi Basin. Involves capturing and defending locations them from the opposing team.
  • Twin Peaks
    • 10v10 battle similar to Warsong Gulch. Involves capturing the enemies flag while defending your own.

The Battle for Gilneas

Twin Peaks


Tol Barad Open World PvP Zone

Tol Barad is a new PvP zone added in Cataclysm. This zone is very similar to Wintergrasp from Wrath of the Lich King. Players can participate in battles every 2 hours and 30 minutes, completing numerous quests in the zone during and after the battle. The faction that wins Tol Barad is able to enter one of the new raids Baradin Hold. This raid is very similar to Vault of Archavon with bosses that can drop both PvP gear pieces as well as PvE set pieces.


Class Role Rankings

If you are interested in what classes are strong for tier 11 raids, check out our PvE tier lists linked below.



Phase one of Cataclysm brings 9 new dungeons for players to explore, including the new, re-envisioned Classic dungeons Deadmines and Shadowfang Keep. These revamped dungeons now also include a level 85 heroic version for max level players!



Phase one of Cataclysm adds 4 new raids for max level players to engage in, which can each be completed once a week on either normal or heroic difficulty with 10 or 25 players.


Best in Slot Gear

With a new expansion comes new gear for players to acquire. Below are links to our updated BiS lists for the new content.






Ranged DPS


Melee DPS



  • 20 May 2024: Added page.
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