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This Week in WoW: February 12th

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Events for this week include opening of the second Dazar'alor Raid Finder Wing, Love is in the Air, and the Pet Battle Bonus Event.

Highlights

Mythic Keystone Affixes

Weekly Quests

Island Expeditions

The following islands are on rotation this week:

  • Havenswood
  • Rotting Mire
  • Un'gol Ruins

World Boss

T'zane

Animated by the powerful voodoo of the nearby Necropolis, T'zane stalks the swamps of Nazmir in search of more souls to consume.

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Overview

Over the course of the encounter, T'zane will unleash the tormented sprits trapped within him to create avoidable effects.

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Loot Table

World Events

Pet Battle Bonus Event (February 12th - February 19th)

While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate! Get out there and battle!

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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 or Chronicler Toopa 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.
    • Quest requirement: Win 5 pet battles versus other players with a team of three level-25 pets.
    • Reward: One Ultimate Battle-Training Stone.
  • 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.

Love is in the Air (February 12th - February 26th)

Something is in the air in the major cities of Azeroth. Many guards and townsfolk spend their days giving and receivng gifts to other amorous citizens. You can learn more about the event by visiting our guide.

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On 2/13/2019 at 3:55 AM, Stan said:

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