It’s been a few months since the new PvE (player vs. environment) tier launched in World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth. The latest raid in the game, Uldir, has brought some memorable moments such as first ever live-streamed World First race. However, from the story perspective, Uldir’s narrative was heavily focused on Horde-side players, while members of the Alliance were just in for some sweet loots. The second raid tear of the expansion called Battle of Dazar’alor launches this Wednesday and brings back the balance of factions in a very unusual way.

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Battle of Dazar’alor has a very unique design. Firstly, it’s a raid that’s taking over a major Horde city Dazar’alor. Secondly, the new raid provides both factions with 3 unique encounters, while the other 3 will be similar gameplay wise, but will have different models representing other lore characters. Lastly, you’ll be able to play through opposing faction’s events in the form of flashbacks. So, Battle of Dazar’alor will have 9 bosses in total, and the boss order will differ for each faction.

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Bosses of the raid include:

Champion of the Light

Grong, the Jungle Lord (Horde) / Grong, the Revenant (Alliance)

Jadefire Masters


Conclave of the Chosen

King Rastakan

High Tinker Mekkatorque

Stormwall Blockade

Lady Jaina Proudmore

You can find out more about the raid design and the boss order in this video series:

While the new raid unlocks on January 22nd on Normal and Heroic difficulties, hardcore Mythic players and casual Raid Finder raiders will have to wait until their turn to tackle with the raid comes. January 29th marks the release on Mythic difficulty, kicking off yet another World First race.

Battle of Dazar’alor unlock schedule:

January 22 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties

January 29 – Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1

February 12 – Raid Finder Wing 2

February 26 – Raid Finder Wing 3