Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible 10.1 Raid Schedule and Official Preview

Recommended Posts


Here comes the announced preview and raid schedule for Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible! We find out the specific item levels for each difficulty, get a look at each of the bosses, including Echo of Neltharion and Scalecommander Saraketh, and all the achievements coming with the raid.

Blizzard LogoAberrus (Source)

Millennia ago, Neltharion established Aberrus, a secret laboratory where he conducted world- altering experiments. Recently rediscovered, Aberrus is now under attack from all sides as forces seeking to claim the Earth-Warder’s legacy search for any power that remains. The champions of Azeroth must venture into the shadows and ensure Neltharion’s dark power doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Raid bosses: 9
Difficulties: Raid Finder, Normal, Heroic, Mythic
Level: 70
Raid Finder Minimum Item Level: 390


Week of May 8—Normal, Heroic, Mythic, and Raid Finder Wing 1: The Discarded Works (Kazzara, the Hellforged, The Amalgamation Chamber, The Forgotten Experiments) becomes available.
Week of May 22—Raid Finder Wing 2: Fury of Giants (Assault of the Zaqali, Rashok the Elder, The Vigilant Stewart, Zskarn) becomes available.
Week of June 5—Raid Finder Wing 3: Neltharion’s Shadow (Magmorax, Echo of Neltharion) becomes available.
Week of June 19—Raid Finder Wing 4: Edge of the Void (Scalecommander Sarkareth) becomes available.

Kazzara, the Hellforged


Although Neltharion would not use them himself until much later, he experimented with elementium plating in the early days of Aberrus. The end result of elementium and shadowflame was Kazzara, who was deemed far too unstable to release. Driven mad by the excruciating pain of her elementium plates, she now serves as the guardian of the Shadowed Crucible.

The Amalgamation Chamber


The Eternal Blaze burns with the heat of a thousand suns, while the essence of Shadow blooms with darkness incarnate. Although exceptionally powerful on their own, when combined, they surge with the unchecked might of shadowflame, creating a whirlwind of ultimate destruction.

The Forgotten Experiments


The development of the dracthyr produced many iterations, some more successful than others. Early versions of the experiment proved far too volatile to destroy. Kept dormant for thousands of years, these creations have now awakened , and seek to test their prowess against the champions of Azeroth.

Assault of the Zaqali


Led by Warlord Kagni, the Zaqali warband has launched an all-out assault against the Shadowed Crucible in search of their missing Elder, Rashok. Brutal and ruthless, Kagni is willing to employ any tactic to succeed.

Rashok, the Elder


Imprisoned within Aberrus for a millennia, the Zaqali elder Rashok has been perpetually drained of the raging flame within him to power Neltharion’s twisted laboratory. Existing on the edge of death for so long has driven the elder mad. Should he break free, his vengeance will scour the Shadowed Crucible’s halls.

The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn


Long ago, Zskarn was tasked with testing the mettle of Neltharion’s experiments. Only the most powerful would pass muster and keep their lives. The latest visitors to the Shadowed Crucible have attracted his unwavering attention—but his approval will be much harder to earn.



Raised from a pup by Neltharion, the only thing stronger than the loyalty of Magmorax is his appetite. The lava hydra guards the passage into the deepest chambers of the Shadowed Crucible, keeping his master’s secrets safely hidden from prying eyes.

Echo of Neltharion


Tucked away in the depths of the Shadowed Crucible, Neltharion’s sanctum was a place of refuge and research for the Earth-Warder. Some say that echoes of his powerful presence still linger here, contemplating the future of the black dragonflight and how to obtain the power to ensure its success.

Scalecommander Sarkareth


As leader of the Sundered Flame, Scalecommander Sarkareth broke away from the rest of the dracthyr to forge a new future. He has since led his forces to Aberrus, intent on claiming the legacy he believes rightfully belongs to his kind and willing to do anything to obtain it.

New Achievements

All Difficulties

  • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: Defeat the following bosses on any difficulty—Kazzara, the Hellforged; The Amalgamation Chamber; The Forgotten Experiments; Assault of the Zaqali; Rashok the Elder; The Vigilant Stewart, Zskarn; Magmorax; Echo of Neltharion; Scalecommander Sarkareth.

Normal Difficulty and Higher

  • Cosplate: Defeat Kazzara, the Hellforged after shattering your own Hellsteel Plating.
  • I'll Make My Own Shadowflame: Defeat the Shadowflame Amalgamation after using Umbral Detonation, Fiery Meteor and Blistering Twilight on a Forgotten Specimen Tank to create and extinguish a Shadowflame Remnant.
  • Tabula Rasa: Defeat The Forgotten Experiments after Nutraal is hit three times by Rending Charge, Volatile Spew, and Deep Breath.
  • Are You Even Trying?: Defeat the Assault of the Zaqali after hitting the listed creatures with a Cave Pebble.
  • Whac-A-Swog: Defeat Rashok, the Elder after hitting the Lost Lunker with Searing Slam five times.
  • Eggcellent Eggsecution: Defeat the Vigilant Steward, Zskarn while a member of your raid is carrying the Delicate Experimental Egg.
  • Escar-Go-Go-Go: Defeat Magmorax after feeding him 20 Spicy Lava Snails.
  • Objects in Transit May Shatter: Defeat the Echo of Neltharion after players smash through walls of Twisted Earth while carrying the Expired Experiment, the Stack of Scrolls, the Neverburning Ebon Candle, and the. “Portable” Ebon Anvil.
  • We'll Never See That Again, Surely: Defeat Scalecommander Sarkareth after cultivating a Lump of Flesh and hurling it into the Emptiness Between Stars.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Meta-Achievement

  • Glory of the Aberrus Raider: Complete the Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid achievements listed—osplate, I'll Make My Own Shadowflame, Tabula Rasa, Are You Even Trying?, Whac-A-Swog, Eggcellent Eggsecution, Escar-Go-Go-Go, Objects in Transit May Shatter, We'll Never See That Again, Surely.

Mount Reward: Shadowflame Shalewing

Heroic Difficulty and Higher

  • Ahead of the Curve: Scalecommander Sarkareth—Defeat Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Heroic difficulty or higher, before the release of the next raid tier.
  • Cutting Edge: Scalecommander Sarkareth—Defeat Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty, before the release of the next raid tier.

Mythic Difficulty

Title Reward: Heir to the Void

  • Mythic: Kazzara, the Hellforged—Defeat Kazzara, the Hellforged in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: The Amalgamation Chamber—— Defeat The Amalgamation Chamber in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: The Forgotten Experiments—Defeat The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: Assault of the Zaqali—Defeat Assault of the Zaqali in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: Rashok the Elder—Defeat Rashok, the Elder in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: The Vigilant Stewart, Zskarn—Defeat The Vigilant Stewart, Zskarn in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: Magmorax—Defeat Magmorax in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Echo of Neltharion—Defeat Echo of Neltharion the Storm-Eater in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.
  • Mythic: Scalecommander Sarkareth—Defeat Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible on Mythic difficulty.

Embers of Neltharion is just around the corner. We'll see you in the Dragon Isles, hero!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Starym
      Week 3 of Aberrus saw things settle in, as this may be what the rankings will look like until we see some tuning (at least in Heroic). We're also taking a deeper look into Mythic this week, as more guilds have finished up the raid, but the focus is still on Heroic as it's only been 30 guilds that defeated Sarkareth Mythic.
      Overall Damage 95th Percentile
      Arcane has pulled out ahead even more, increasing their DPS by over 10K since last time, but the other specs are also very much improved, as more tier sets come into play (you can read about just why the Mage spec is doing so well here). While Demonology remains in 2nd, Unholy has pushed up into 3rd, and we have yet another Warlock in the top 5 as Affliction skyrockets 6 spots up and pushes Devastation down into 5th. Shadow remains stable as everything changes around it, with the scuffle above and Subtlety falling down below the Priest. Marksmanship breaks into the top 10, pushing the third Warlock spec out, while the Shamans hang out together in the middle of the pack. Beast Mastery, Fire and Feral remain at the boom, with the Hunter spec getting very used to it down there.

      95th percentile Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.
      Overall Damage All Percentiles
      Subtletly is doing a lot better in the generalist bracket, beating out Unholy for 3rd, while the top 2 remain the same. Affliction doesn't rise as high as in the top percentiles, but does gain more spots, 10 in fact, with Balance at its back, also gaining 2. Marksmanship and Fury stick together on their way down, both dropping 2 spots. Devastation is on its way up here, grabbing 9th.

      All percentiles Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.
      Boss Only Damage All Percentiles
      Arcane isn't quite as far ahead here, but is still in a commanding lead, as Unholy tries to give it a run for its money. The two top Warlocks specs are very close here and even Destruction arrives into the top 10 to make it 3 purples, as Assassination drops quite a few spots.

      All percentiles Heroic data by Warcraft Logs.
      Mythic is becoming more relevant each week, especially with the short fights of Heroic skewing things in favor of Arcane, which isn't doing so well here, finding itself down in 8th. Frost DKs are back on top, but extremely close to Devastation. Shadow is only a little further down, just ahead of previous No.1, Elemental. The Warlock party continues in Mythic as well, as Demo is actually joined by Destro instead of Affliction in 5th and 6th, but the DoT spec isn't that far behind, also making the top 10. Beast Mastery and Fire are at the bottom of all the rankings, but are actually joined by Fury here.
      All percentiles Mythic data by Warcraft Logs.
      Meanwhile, if you're looking for more information you can check out our Dragonflight class guides, Aberrus boss guides, as well as more data from Warcraft Logs here.
    • By Stan
      Blizzard is adding 3 new tabards in Patch 10.1.5. We have a Sons of Hodir tabard, a new Scourge tabard with the Forsaken W3 logo, and more.
      Utopian Tabard
      This is the Sons of Hodir tabard recently added in Wrath Classic, I think.

      Victorious Scourge Tabard
      A new Scourge tabard of sorts with the Warcraft 3 logo was added in Patch 10.1.5. This one has some clipping issues in the latest 10.1.5 PTR build.

      Time Mender's Tabard
      The final third tabard is themed after time travel. Maybe it's from the new megadungeon or Time Rifts.

    • By Stan
      Anboni has created a WoW prop hunt game in Unreal Engine 5 that takes place in Gadgetzan.
      You right-click an object to transform into it. "R" is an AoE root on a 1-minute cooldown. When you press "V", you will AoE taunt nearby enemies Everyone can put a robot on the ground that alerts about nearby enemies. Every player has 5 lives.
      Anboni played the game with friends and we have a nearly 10-minute gameplay video.
      If you're interested in how the game came to be you can also watch the "making of" video below.
    • By Stan
      The surprise Blue Dragonflight questline that became available on live servers last week added a new Malygos model. Check it out!
      Dragonwrath wielders will obtain Tarecgosa's Visage as a standalone mount upon completion. The questline ends with a cinematic that shows members of the Blue Dragonflight. Most notably, we get to see a brand new Malygos model.

    • By Starym
      It's time for another overview of the past week in hotfixes! We had plenty of changes for the Diablo crossover event, Mythic Aberrus tuning, plenty of class fixes as usual, Mythic+ dungeon adjustments, as well as Firelands trinket tuning and more!
      Weekly Hotfix Summary (Source)
      The niffen have noticed that player’s scent permeates through all their characters, as such, the Smelly title is now account-wide. Classes
      Monk Fixed an issue causing Weapons of Order to incorrectly increase enemy damage taken from trinket and embellishment effects. Shaman Enhancement Fixed an issue where using Windstrike in Ascendance while talented into Legacy of the Frost Witch and Thorim's Invocation was not properly resetting the cooldown of Windstrike when gaining the Legacy of the Frost Witch buff. Paladin Fixed an issue where some cooldowns were not updating dynamically with Blessing of Dusk. The cooldowns of Holy Prism and Light's Hammer are now reduced by Blessing of Dusk when the class set is equipped. Warlock Demonology Fixed an issue where Ripped through the Portal would not function on Magmorax’s platform. Fixed an issue where Dread Calling would not function on Magmorax’s platform. Fixed an issue where Infernal Command would not function on Magmorax’s platform. Dungeons and Raids
      Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Fixed an issue allowing players who had completed Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: Echoes of the Earth-Warder on any difficulty to access later encounters on higher difficulties. The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn Developers’ note: The Zskarn changes address an emerging tactic that trivializes certain aspects of the encounter. We hope these changes will encourage more interaction with the encounter’s existing mechanics, while maintaining its prior level of difficulty. These changes will be live 5/26. The Vigilant Steward, Zskarn health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty. Dragonfire Golem health reduced by 15% on Mythic difficulty. Zskarn will now Berserk on all difficulties. Adjusted the position of Dragonfire Traps. Shrapnel Bomb reduced to 3 on Mythic difficulty (was 4). Fixed an issue that could cause an inappropriate amount of Shrapnel Bombs to spawn. Zskarn no longer activates Tactical Destruction based on his location. The Underrot Fixed an issue where Sporecaller Zancha’s Festering Harvest would not destroy spore pods. Mythic+ Neltharus Forgemaster Gorek [With weekly restarts] Reduced the duration of Blazing Aegis reduced to 4 seconds (was 6 seconds). Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr Bromach [With weekly restarts] The health of Quaking totem has been reduced by 20%. The Vortex Pinnacle Asaad [With weekly restarts] Reduced the health of Skyfall Nova by 10%. Enemies and NPCs
      Fixed an issue where the Treasure Goblin is spawning multiple times consecutively in Valdrakken. Zaralek Cavern [With weekly restarts] The loot lockout now resets when the content in a given area of the map becomes available. Now, when world quests are visible in an area, the rare elite enemies in that area will also be available. Rare elite rewards have been increased to offset their reduced frequency. Developers’ notes: Unlike Forbidden Reach, the rare elites in Zaralek Cavern are meant to be a bonus, rather than the primary activity. Items and Rewards
      Reduced the mana granted by Serpent's Grand Charm to 2,400 (was 12,000) to correctly account for how healer mana pools are calculated. The Diablo Promotion Charms effects will no longer be applied while in Raids, Rated PVP and M+ Dungeons. Developers’ notes: The effects won’t immediately reapply when you leave these instances. You will need to relog to get them to apply again. We are looking into a possible fix for this. Firelands Timewalking Trinkets The Hungerer - Haste reduced by 5%. Matrix Restabilizer - All secondary stats reduced by 5%. Necromantic Focus - Mastery reduced by 20%. Vessel of Acceleration - Critical Strike reduced by 10%. Fixed an issue where Dragonfire Bomb Dispenser’s charge stacks would be lost upon leaving combat. Ominous Chromatic Essence will now recall the player’s previously chosen Oathstone alignment when relogging without the trinket equipped. Mounts
      The Savage Green Battle Turtle will no longer be summoned from the favorite mount list on land when it is favored and will now be prioritized when in water. Player versus Player
      Fixed an issue with capturing the Risen Spirits during the Classic Ashran Brawl. Classes Hunter Sentinel now resets to 5 stacks or seconds available when Arenas and Battlegrounds start. Items and Rewards Ashkandur, Fall of the Brotherhood damage reduced by 60% in PvP Combat. Bile-Stained Crawg Tusks damage reduced by 60% in PvP Combat. Forgestorm damage reduced by 60% in PvP Combat. Quests
      Fixed an issue where “Seismic Ceremony” would not complete for players who only killed Runestone Fragments and did not click any Primalist Runestones. Characters who have completed “Moving On” will be able to start “Keeper of the Ossuary” on their alts if their alts are level 70. Alts will not have to complete the Azure Span introduction to gain access to the Blue Dragonflight quest. The extra Effervesta will not be present during the “Best Friends” quest chain. Fyrakk is looking for more folks to burninate during “Aiding the Accord: Suffusion Camp,” so this quest can now be offered to qualifying alts between levels 60 and 66 (was 67+). Trading Post
      “Complete Weekly Crafting Quests” and “Fulfill Personal Crafting Orders” activities should once again appear in the Travelers Log.
  • Create New...