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We're liveblogging the What's Next panel for WoW Classic. Find out more details about Cataclysm Classic and the Season of Discovery!


Season of Discovery

  • Discoveries are new, hidden secrets.
  • There will be secret finding communities trying to solve secrets.
  • There won't be a public Beta or PTR for Season of Discovery to keep things a secret.
  • They want Day 1 to feel fresh and full of surprises.

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  • The level cap at launch will be 25. After a number of weeks, the cap will increase for the next phase. The inspiration came from WoW Classic Beta testing back in 2019 where excitement came when the game was capped within certain level ranges.

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  • There is always a lot to do, you will never feel behind. XP boosts will be added for previous phases.
  • Blackfathom Deeps has been reimagined as a 10-player raid.
  • They want to add satisfying raids, all are full ground-up redesigns.
  • Several outdoor PvP events will be added to the game as the level caps increase.
  • Unused zones and content may be used at higher levels.

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  • Rune engraving adds skill lines for all characters. You can add new abilities to equipment and swap any time. 3 slots will be available at level 25. Additional rune slots unlock over time. They exist outside of the talent system.

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  • There are over 100 of runes available for every class.
  • The goal with class design is to shake up the meta and stay true to Classic.
  • Some Druid runes have been previewed.

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  • Here are Hunter runes!

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  • Here's something for Mages!

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  • Paladins have received a taunt in Season of Discovery.

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  • Priests get Penance and Prayer of Mending.

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  • Rogues get a "Just a Flesh Wound" ability that lets them tank!

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  • Shamans can dual wield in Season of Discovery. Shamans can also tank with Way of Earth.

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  • Warlocks gain access to Haunt, Chaos Bolt and Metamorphosis!

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  • Finally, Warriors have Runes that grants them Victory Rush, Devastate, and Raging Blow.

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  • This is just a taste of abilities coming in Season of Discovery.
  • Ashenvale has a PvP event that lets you earn Honor and unlock one of the best armor for level 25 characters. You can also get a mount that only works in Ashenvale at level 26 and increases your speed by 50%.
  • There will be level-up raids for each of the Season of Discovery level-up bands.
  • Blackfathom will be on a 3-day lockout with 7 bosses to test your skills.
  • Existing quests and rewards have been updated for the raid.
  • The first 3 raid bosses are available to fight in Hall D.
  • Here's a preview of some of the new items from the raid.

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  • Drownling, lava, and falling are the three most death causes in Hardcore.
  • The Self Found feature is coming to Hardcore in early 2024, allowing players to trade and use the AH below max level.

Cataclysm Classic

  • The journey continues to Cataclysm Classic in 2024.
  • Coming in Cataclysm are the Worgen and Goblins , 5 new zones, old world overhaul, raids, but there are also additional changes that haven't been present in Cataclysm back when it launched.
  • Transmogs will be account-wide, leveling will be faster, and they will roll out faster patches.

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They also teased 3 level-up raids coming in the future to Season of Discovery, we see Gnomeregan, Scarlet Monastery and what appears like Karazhan Crypts?

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As always, you can watch the livestream below.


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