Shadowlands Patch 9.2 Guide (Everything You Need to Know about Eternity's End)

Last updated on Nov 20, 2021 at 18:15 by Stan 1 comment

Eternity's End is the final major patch of Shadowlands. The following guide covers everything we know so far about the forthcoming update.

1.

When Will Patch 9.2 Go Live?

Currently, no release date for Patch 9.2 has been announced.

2.

Short Overview of Patch 9.2 Features

We briefly go over the patch's main features in this section.

  • Class Changes;
  • New Zone: Zereth Mortis;
  • The Cypher of the First Ones progression system;
  • New 11-boss raid: Sepulcher of the First Ones;
  • Mythic+/PvP Season 3;
  • New Seasonal Mythic Keystone Affix;
  • The Return of Class Tier Sets;
  • Tazavesh, the Veiled Market will be split into two separate dungeons for Seasonal content;
  • New mounts and battle pets;
  • Updates to Professions and Conduits;
  • New dance mini-game at the Darkmoon Faire.
3.

Class Changes

Blizzard is working on updates to a variety of class talents and abilities in Patch 9.2. The initial build of Patch 9.2 did not introduce any notable class changes, and this section will be updated with individual class changes pages once they become available.

4.

New Zone: Zereth Mortis

Created by the First Ones as a workshop to create afterlives, Zereth Mortis is a new zone introduced in Eternity's End. Its denizens— the Automa — have built all that exists in the Shadowlands. Zereth Mortis is a strange and otherworldly location that defies all concepts of reality and physics. Zovaal plans to use the secrets of Zereth Mortis to reshape reality and bend it to his malevolent will.

5.

The Cypher of the First Ones

The Automa of Zereth Mortis speak in a musical language that is incomprehensible to mortal races. You must team up with an Automa sidekick in this new progression system to learn the lost language of the Progenitors and delve deeper into the secrets of Zereth Mortis, unlocking various activities, daily quests, events, and rewards.

The Cypher of the First Ones progression system provides powerful perks. For example, it allows you to wear two Legendary items at once. Currently, there are no plans to add more Renown levels in Patch 9.2, as progression shifts to the Cypher of the First Ones.

6.

Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid

The final raid of the Shadowlands houses eleven bosses. It will be time-gated, and only the first 8 bosses will be available when it opens. Blizzard outlined the raid's release schedule in a separate blue post.

  • During the first week of the release of Eternity's End, the raid will not open.
  • Beginning with the second week, the raid will open for Normal and Heroic difficulties, and the first 8 bosses will be available in those difficulties.
  • It will not be possible to fight the final bosses on any difficulty during week 2. This is intended to provide a moment to tell the story in a way that accounts for the passage of time between the events of the 8th encounter and the subsequent encounters.
  • Beginning with the weekly reset of week 3, all bosses will be available on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties. This will also mark the opening of the first wing of the raid on Raid Finder difficulty.
7.

Class Tier Sets Return

Patch 9.2 heralds the return of Class Tier Sets. Each class will receive a unique armor set with 36 set bonuses. Wearing two pieces of the set activates the first bonus. The second bonus is enabled by equipping four pieces.

Here is a preliminary preview of the 9.2 sets. Hunter, Warrior, Demon Hunter, Warlock, Paladin (from left to right).

The remaining sets include Shaman, Rogue, Monk, Death Knight, Priest, and Druid.

8.

Mythic+ and PvP Season 3

The third Mythic+ and PvP Seasons will start when the update goes live. A new Keystone Affix is being introduced for Mythic+ runs, and Keystone Masters will unlock a new mount!

9.

Tazavesh Changes

Tazavesh, the Veiled Market will be split into two wings that can be run in Mythic+ with Heroic difficulty also available.

10.

Changelog

  • 20 Nov. 2021: Guide added.
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