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Nighthold Release Date: January 17th

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January 17th is the "aimed" release date for the big finish to the first raiding tier of Legion, bringing both Suramar and Gul'dan's stories to a finish in the 10 boss raid. Blizzard have stated that Nighthold and 7.1.5 releases will not be connected, but it seems likely that they'll be pretty close to each other, with my bet being on the patch preceding the raid by a week.

Nighthold will also be the first raid of Legion to have tier sets (and you can check out our preview of the here) as well as a increasing base item level throughout the instance. Blizzard also reminded us that achievement_emeraldnightmare_xavius.gifCutting Edge: Xavius and achievement_emeraldnightmare_xavius.gifAhead of the Curve: Xavius will no longer be obtainable when the new raid releases.

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As the holidays approach, we wanted to take a chance to share some information on an upcoming raid tuning adjustment as well as the release date for Nighthold.

Trial of Valor will see a set of tuning adjustments next week, focused mainly on Heroic and Mythic difficulty, which should help groups overcome the challenges of the Trial as they prepare for Nighthold.

Which brings us to the release date for Nighthold itself: We are aiming to unlock Normal and Heroic Nighthold on January 17, 2017. Raid Finder wings and Mythic difficulty will release during the weeks following, which we will share more specific details on at a later time.

We look forward to seeing you in the Nighthold!

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On 12/16/2016 at 2:01 PM, PatrickHenry said:

Well, we're halfway there so far.  Mythic is rather challenging.

I'm glad that people are finding it challenging though. It's nice that it's not super easy for everyone, means the tier doesn't just evaporate after 2 weeks :D

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