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This Week in WoW: January 22nd

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Events for this week include Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, the Cooking Impossible PvP Brawl, and the Tides of Vengeance content update. Mythic Season 2 and Reaping are now live. Blizzard increased dungeon difficulty and rewards by roughly ~30%.

Highlights

  • Mists of Pandaria Timewalking is up this week. The base item level of Timewalking rewards went up to 365, so it's a great week to catch up on gear if you just recently resubbed. Don't forget to complete the weekly quest to earn a Cache of Dazar'alor Treasures Cache of Dazar'alor Treasures and 750 Artifact Power.
  • Dungeon difficulty and rewards have been increased by 30 item levels across all difficulties. You can find more details in the Tides of Vengeance Update Notes.
  • Battle of Dazar'alor is now open. Mythic difficulty will be available next week. Check out our strategy guides for more information.
  • PvP Season 2 and Mythic Season 2 begin today.
  • A new chapter of the Tides of Vengeance War Campaign is available.

Mythic Keystone Affixes

The new Season 2 affix is now live for the first week.

Weekly Quests

Island Expeditions

The following Islands are on rotation this week:

  • Jorundall
  • Skittering Hollow
  • Verdant Wilds

World Boss

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

World Events

Mists of Pandaria Timewalking (January 22nd - January 29th)

While this event is active, players level 91 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Mists of Pandaria expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.

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Players level 91 and over will be able to venture into six of Mists of Pandaria’s storied dungeons to reap new rewards all week during this Bonus Event. Simply open the Group Finder (default hotkey: “I”) and then select Dungeon Finder and Timewalking in the “Type” dropdown menu. Selecting “Find Group” will match you with other players and send you to one of the following Heroic Dungeons.

  • Temple of the Jade Serpent
  • Stormstout Brewery
  • Shado-Pan Monastery
  • Mogu’shan Palace
  • Siege of Niuzao Temple
  • Gate of the Setting Sun

Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your natural level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon.

You’ll also be able to visit a new Timewalking vendor located on the Timeless Isle. Mistweaver Xia is waiting to take your hard-earned Timewarped Badges in exchange for some tempting rewards:

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar and Chronicler Toopa in Boralus have a quest for you. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift- “J”).
    • Quest Requirement: Complete 5 Timewalking dungeons.
    • Rewards: Artifact Power and one loot box containing a piece of gear from Normal difficulty Battle of Dazar'alor.
ABOUT BONUS EVENTS

Bonus Events occur on 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 reward for accomplishing a related goal. Check the in-game calendar regularly to keep on top of the scheduled events. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any quests associated with the Bonus Event of the week.

Cooking Impossible PvP Brawl (January 22nd - January 29th)

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Nomi is hosting a Pandaren Chili Cookoff in the Valley of the Four Winds between the Alliance and the Horde! The first to bring Nomi all of the required ingredients wins.

Call of the Scarab (January 21st - January 23rd)

On this date, the Scarab Gong was rung, opening the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Represent your faction by gathering supplies or by slaying Twilight and Qiraji forces. The winning faction gets to fly their banner next to the Scarab Gong for the rest of the year.

Lunar Festival (January 28th - February 11th)

Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city's great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honor their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts, and of course... shooting fireworks!

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