This Week in WoW: January 8th

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This week's events include Arena Skirmishes, Darkmoon Faire, and Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl.


  • Alliance players can kill Ivus the Decayed for ilvl 400 loot.
  • A new batch of hotfixes and Isle of Conquest tuning went live yesterday.
  • We're two weeks away from Battle of Dazar'alor and Mythic Season 2.

Mythic Keystone Affixes

Weekly Quests

Island Expeditions

The following islands are on rotation this week:

  • Havenswood
  • Molten Clay
  • Whispering Reef

World Bosses

Warbringer Yenajz

Dark whispers shroud Stormsong Valley, as rumors of eldritch creatures spread throughout the countryside and families mark their doors with runes from the local scribes. Often dismissed as exaggeration, sometimes housewives' tales fall far short of the true horrors that lurk in the realm beyond our sight.



Warbringer Yenajz periodically calls down Reality TearReality Tear and draws players in to the center of Endless AbyssEndless Abyss.

fHrA7Z2.png Damage Dealers

nACJhxi.png Healers

iJc8x9S.png Tanks

Loot Table

Ivus the Decayed

Alliance players now control Darkshore and have access to Ivus who drops ilvl 400 loot.


Ivus the Decayed often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrify Petrify when at low health.


  • Ivus will cast Plague Breath Plague Breath in your direction, leaving a Plagued Bog Plagued Bog on the ground beneath you.
  • Fungal Bloom Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
  • Plaguelings summoned while Ivus is Petrify Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation.


  • Hurl Blight Hurl Blight will hit players at random.
  • Fungal Bloom Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
  • Plaguelings will channel Devour Devour on a random player until they are dispatched.

Damage Dealers

  • Hurl Blight Hurl Blight will hit players at random.
  • Fungal Bloom Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
  • Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrify Petrified. Dispatch all active Plaguelings to make Ivus end the Petrification.

Loot Tables

World Events

Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event (January 8th - January 15th)

Sign of the Skirmisher Sign of the Skirmisher increases Honor gains from Arena Skirmishes by 50% this week.

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Sharpen your swords and reinforce your boards, because you’re called to the PvP Arena for the hectic mayhem of Skirmishes.


All week, from anywhere in Azeroth, open the Group Finder (default hotkey: i), select the Player vs. Player tab on the bottom of the window, and then under Casual, choose Arena Skirmish and JOIN BATTLE. You’ll be matched up with teammates and provided with opponents to kill in the Arena. You can also queue for a Premade group or create your own group within the Premade tab. 

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and in Boralus has a quest for you–The Arena Calls. Or, if you forget to pick it up there, you can start it from within the Adventure Journal.
    • Quest requirement: Win 10 Arena PvP Skirmishes
    • Reward: A PvP loot box
  • Passive buff: +50% honor gains from Skirmishes

If you’ve been looking to make some Honor gains, this is the week to do it!


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.

Warsong Scramble PvP Brawl (January 8th - January 15th)

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Do you have a flag? Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic capture-the-flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without your own at base?Or if there are multiple flags at each base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team will need to be the first to capture 10 flags.

Darkmoon Faire (January 6th - January 13th)

Stock up on Inky Black Potion Inky Black Potions and make use of the 10% increased buff to XP/reputation gains (WHEE! WHEE!). For more details check out our Darkmoon Faire guide.

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