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Queen Azshara Encounter Spoilers & 8.2 Raid Testing: May 24th

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It's time for the final showdown in Azshara's Eternal Palace. On Friday, May 24th, Queen Azshara will be tested on Heroic difficulty on 8.2 PTR!

Below, you'll find spoilers about Queen Azshara and the encounter.

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The final area where we fight Queen Azshara is called Circle of Stars. You probably remember Il'gynoth's quote from Legion, where he references N'zoth:

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"To find him, drown yourself in the Circle of Stars."

The Dungeon Journal overview for Queen Azshara is as follows:

Queen Azshara will use all of the forces at her command to disable the Ancient Wards and override the Titan device keeping N'zoth imprisoned.

It appears Queen Azshara's desperate attempt will be to unleash N'zoth upon this world during the fight. We can clearly see chains in the Rise of Azshara Content Preview released a while ago, which possibly refer to the Titan devices that keep N'zoth imprisoned, at least for now.

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Testing starts 13:30 PDT on May 24th. Copy your character over to PTR and talk to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade III to be teleported into the raid zone when it opens for testing.

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On Friday May 24th, we will be conducting our first raid test of Queen Azshara in The Eternal Palace.

Friday, May 24th

Queen Azshara - Heroic Eternal Palace
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Zuldazar, Boralus, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade III in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)

Q: What character should I use to test the raid?

A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players’ effective level to 120 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.

Q: How long does testing last?

A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.

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