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This Week in WoW: September 18th

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Events for this week include the Pet Battle bonus event, Harvest Festival, Pirates' Day, Brewfest, a new world boss, and more!

Highlights

  • Azerite hotfixes will be deployed to live realms after maintenance in your region.
  • Raid Finder Wing 2 opens next week.
  • The Horde now controls Arathi Highlands. The faction has access to a world boss, rares that have a chance to drop various mounts, ilvl 340 gear, and Arathi quests. You can find more details here.
  • Don't forget to get your 2 Seals for bonus rolls!

Mythic Keystone Affixes

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.
    • Both factions are important if you want to unlock Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag'har Orcs.
    • The fastest way to complete the quest is to use Group Finder and find two other players to form a Mythic Island Expeditions party. Mythic means 12,000 Azerite per run and an increased chance to receive transmogs, pets, and mounts. For more details check out our Island Expeditions guide.
  • Defeat 5 players for The Very Best to get 1 Ultimate Battle-Training StoneUltimate Battle-Training Stone.
  • Complete this week's PvP Brawl for Something Different.
  • Call to Arms: Drustvar (Alliance) & Call to Arms: Drustvar (Horde): Turn on War Mode and defeat 10 players of the opposing faction in Drustvar to receive 75 reputation with Honorbound/7th Legion, 250 Honor, and a Steel Strongbox.

World Bosses

Search for "The Winged Typhoon" in Tiragarde Sound. Killing Azurethos rewards 250 War Resources.

Azurethos, The Winged Typhoon

Azurethos, the terror of the Kul'tiran seas, marshalls the power of wind to force enemies out of its roost, cause waterspouts, and capsize ships. He has earned his reputation as one of the deadliest beasts in Kul Tiras.

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Overview

Azurethos attacks the party with the power of wind in an attempt to force them out of its roost.

fHrA7Z2.png Damage Dealers

  • Move away from the boss when he begins casting Azurethos' FuryAzurethos' Fury to make dodging tornados easier.
  • Azurethos will move to a random player when casting Gale ForceGale Force - be sure you are not standing in front of him when it goes off, or you risk being knocked off of the mountain!

nACJhxi.png Healers

  • Move away from the boss when he begins casting Azurethos' FuryAzurethos' Fury to make dodging tornados easier.
  • Azurethos will move to a random player when casting Gale ForceGale Force - be sure you are not standing in front of him when it goes off, or you risk being knocked off of the mountain!

iJc8x9S.png Tanks

  • Avoid Wing BuffetWing Buffet - and if you are hit by it, quickly re-establish threat.
  • Move away from the boss when he begins casting Azurethos' FuryAzurethos' Fury to make dodging tornados easier.
  • Azurethos will move to a random player when casting Gale ForceGale Force - be sure you are not standing in front of him when it goes off, or you risk being knocked off of the mountain!

Loot Table

The Lion's Roar

The Horde can still access the Warfront boss that drops ilvl 370 loot.

Note: The boss can only be killed once per cycle and does not reset with the usual maintenance on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.

The Lion's Roar is the pinnacle of Alliance engineering. Built to dominate the battlefield, this asset can carry legions of troops and decimate enemy fortifications. When deployed onto the field, there is nothing that can stop this behemoth's charge to victory.

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Overview

The Lion's Roar is a mobile war vehicle that switches in and out of a siege mode. While sieged the Demolisher CannonDemolisher Cannon must be avoided while dealing with the War Machine's soldiers.

fHrA7Z2.png Damage Dealers

nACJhxi.png Healers

  • Stay spread so less allies are affected by splash damage dealt from Mortar ShotMortar Shot.

iJc8x9S.png Tanks

  • Interrupt Battle Field RepairBattle Field Repair to stop the Lion's Roar from being healed.
  • Tank Lion's Shield Bearer away from Lion's Engineer, to allow them to be interupted.

Loot Table

Island Expeditions

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The following Island Expeditions are on rotation this week:

  • Skittering Hollow
  • Verdant Wilds
  • Whispering Reet

World Events

Harvest Festival (September 18-25)

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The yearly Harvest Festival is now underway in Azeroth. This is a solemn time when the Alliance honors Uther the Lightbringer by lighting a candle at his tomb in the Western Plaguelands, while members of the Horde show their respect to Grommash Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.

When: September 18-25
Where: Outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar

Commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies. Feasts are also held outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar in honor of these fallen heroes.

Pet Battle Bonus Event (September 18-25)

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Put your best battle pet teams to the test with this week’s event. To get in on the action, open your Pet Journal (Collections Shift+ P) and click the “Find Battle” button to be match up with an opponent with their own team of well-trained companions.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and in Boralus has a quest for you – The Very Best. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it within the Adventure Journal.
  • Passive bonus: All Pet Battle experience gains are increased by +200%

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.

PvP Brawl: Shado:Pan Showdown (September 18-25)

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Shado-Pan Showdown - Control Point

Step into Tiger’s Peak Arena and get ready for the Shadow-Pan Showdown. You’ll race for control of a center control point to activate one of two bosses. The first to kill the other team’s boss wins!

Pirates' Day (September 19-20)

Captain Demeza sails to the goblin town of Booty Bay and recruits land-lovers into her buccaneer ranks. Visit her or her henchmen in the capital cities if the pirate's life is for you.

Brewfest (September 20 - October 6)

First celebrated by the dwarves, Brewfest now holds appeal among all the races of Azeroth! Visit the Alliance camp outside Ironforge or the Horde camp outside Orgrimmar, and join the party! Our Brewfest guide will soon be updated with all details.

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15 hours ago, Stan said:

This is a solemn time when the Alliance honors Uther the Lightbringer by lighting a candle at his tomb in the Western Plaguelands, while members of the Horde show their respect to Grommash Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.

Ive been playing since 09 and had no idea this was the reason.  

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7 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

Ive been playing since 09 and had no idea this was the reason.  

You learn something new every day 🙂 

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