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WoW Classic Phase 3 Release Date for Blackwing Lair and More

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Update: The Blackhand's Command attunement quest is now dropping!

We have the release date for the second part of Phase 3, most importantly Blackwing Lair! The update lands on February 12th and will also have level 50 class quests, the Eternal Quintessence, new reputation rewards and the Darkmoon Faire (which is actually coming earlier, on the 10th)! The blue post below mentions it will be live simultaneously on all realms, which turns out to be midnight on the 13th for Europe.

Blizzard LogoPhase 3, Part 2 (source)

At 3:00 p.m. PST (6:00 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, February 12, we will unlock the following WoW Classic content simultaneously on all realms:

Blackwing Lair

In the dark recesses of the mountain’s peak, Nefarian, the eldest son of Deathwing, conducts some of his most awful experimentation, controlling mighty beings like puppets and combining the eggs of different dragonflights with horrific results. Should he prove successful, even darker pursuits rest on the horizon. And, yet, the Lord of Blackrock is not a mere scientist - he is a great dragon cornered in his lair. Can he truly be defeated by mortal hands?

The Blackwing Lair attunement quest, “Blackhand's Command ”, will become available on all realms tomorrow, Friday, January 10.

Level 50 Class Quests

All players, starting at level 50, can now begin class-specific questlines offered by class trainers in capital cities. These quests conclude with a choice of one of three powerful rare items.

New Reputation Rewards

The Argent Dawn, Thorium Brotherhood, Timbermaw Hold, Silverwing Sentinels, and Warsong Outriders faction vendors now offer reputation reward items that were added in patches 1.6 and 1.7 of original WoW.

Eternal Quintessence

Players who complete “Hands of the Enemy ” and reach Revered reputation with Hydraxian Waterlords may now obtain Eternal Quintessence Eternal Quintessence from Duke Hydraxis.

Darkmoon Faire – Coming Earlier in February

A gathering of the exotic from around the world and beyond, Silas Darkmoon has brought together the Darkmoon Faire as a celebration of the wondrous and mysterious found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of their time in parts unknown, they do stop from time to time in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest. When the faire is on its way barkers will stop by Orgrimmar and Ironforge to announce its arrival.

The first Darkmoon Faire in WoW Classic will get underway in early February, with barkers and the Faire setup appearing on Friday, February 7, and the festivities opening on Monday, February 10. Look for the many Darkmoon Cards that make up the beasts, elementals, portals, and warlords sets to begin dropping from enemies and bosses on Wednesday, February 5.


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