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The Nighthold opens this week and finally we'll be able to put Gul'dan to justice. Our Survival Guide has all the information you need to know about the latest Legion raid.

Raid Schedule

Normal and Heroic difficulties are available starting January 17. Mythic difficulty and the first wing of Raid Finder will open one week later.

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Raid Schedule:
  • Tuesday, January 17: Nighthold Normal and Heroic difficulties open.
  • Tuesday, January 24: Nighthold Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Arcing Aqueducts) open.
  • Tuesday, February 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 2 (Royal Athenaeum) opens.
  • Tuesday, February 21: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 3 (Nightspire) opens.
  • Tuesday, March 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 4 (Betrayer’s Rise) opens.

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Nighthold Guides

Our guide section has been updated with boss guides for Nighthold, don't forget to check them out to be Ahead of the Curve: Gul'danAhead of the Curve: Gul'dan. Should you need any help, feel free to post in the PvE forum.

7.1.5 Class Guides

All 36 specializations in our Class Guides have been updated for the latest patch.

Legendary Items

After Nighthold opens, players will be able to upgrade their existing item level 910 Legendaries to item level 940. Emissary caches will start dropping Legendaries of item level 940 by default.

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Since the release of Patch 7.1.5, we've received a number of questions relating to the Nighthold Legendary item upgrades and how that process will work. We'd like to provide some clarity on what you can expect next week.

When the Nighthold opens next week, players who have acquired at least one Legion Legendary item will find a quest in Dalaran to upgrade a Legendary from item level 910 to 940. This quest involves collecting a number of
Essence of Aman'ThulEssence of Aman'Thul, which can be found in the following locations:

  • Nighthold Raid Bosses
  • Weekly Mythic Keystone Cache
  • Emissary Bags
  • PvP Weekly Quests

Once you have completed the quest, you'll be given a Distilled Titan EssenceDistilled Titan Essence, which can be consumed to upgrade a Legion Legendary item to level 940. The quest is repeatable, so you'll be able to earn as many Distilled Titan EssenceDistilled Titan Essences as you need to upgrade any Legendaries you have.

Additionally, once the Nighthold is open, any new Legendaries you discover will already be item level 940. Note that this does not apply retroactively to Emissary Bags that you may already have in your inventory when the time comes. Only new bags earned after the Nighthold is open have the chance to reward an item level 940 Legendary.

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Tier 19 Sets

Nighthold is the first raid to drop sets in the Legion and we've taken a closer look at Tier 19 here.

Nighthold Mounts

  • Fiendish Hellfire CoreFiendish Hellfire Core is a guaranteed drop from Gul'dan on Mythic difficulty. The drop chance will be reduced to 1% after a new expansion is released.

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Mount Animations

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Gul'dan (Mythic Only Phase)

This part contains major lore spoilers, proceed with caution!

Spoiler

 

There was a Mythic-only phase for Gul'dan, but it got removed from the Encounter Journal.

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So, Gul'dan will try to bring Sargeras to Azeroth via Illidan's body and Illidan will be possessed and we'll be fighting him. There's a NPC called The Demon Within. He's also the objective for The Nighthold: Gul'dan that rewards Cache of Nightborne TreasuresCache of Nightborne Treasures. The model can be found below.

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2 hours ago, bumbooclaat said:

What ilvl is required to do Raid Finder? Also what ilvl is recommended for normal? Cheers to a great site.

835 it seems for RF. iLvL for normal will always depend on the group.

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22 minutes ago, Setsuna said:

So ahead of the curve for xavius is gone does that mean the one for helya is gone too?

From what I've read, AotC for ToV will be removed when Tomb of Sargeras comes out in 7.2.

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