Shadowlands: Sanctum of Domination Raid Preview

Shadowlands Patch 9.1 Chains of Domination Releases on June 29 in NA (June 30 in EU)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The traitorous Sire Denathrius has been defeated, but the power of the Maw still grows. Return to the Maw with the restored strength of the kyrian, necrolords, night fae, and venthyr and together strike back at the Jailer.


The Chains of Domination content update is packed with new features—brave a new area of the Maw—Korthia, the City of Secrets. Breach the Sanctum of Domination raid dungeon to confront the Jailer in the heart of Torghast. Discover the new mega-dungeon—Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, learn to take flight above the Shadowlands, and more.

Breach the Sanctum of Domination


Breach the Sanctum and slay the formidable servants of Sylvanas and the Banished One in an epic new raid—Sanctum of Domination.

For eons, the Jailer was bound within The Maw. Now, his endless armies gather as he expands its boundaries to consume Oribos. In the face of annihilation, Bolvar marshals his last remaining allies to charge into the heart of Torghast and confront the Jailer where he is most powerful.

Raid Unlock Schedule

July 6 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
July 13 – Raid Finder Wing 1 and Mythic Difficulties (The Tarragrue, The Eye of the Jailer, The Nine)
July 27 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Soulrender Dormazain, Remnant of Ner’zhul, and Painsmith Raznal)
August 10 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Guardian of the First Ones, Fatescribe Roh-Kalo, and Kel’Thuzad)
August 24 – Raid Finder Wing 4 (Sylvanas Windrunner)

[LEARN MORE]

Maw Updates in Chains of Domination

As part of his ongoing schemes, the Jailer has located a long-lost domain of the Shadowlands—Korthia, the City of Secrets—and dragged it from the hidden byways of the In-Between into the Maw. [LEARN MORE]


Shadowlands: Take a Day Trip to Tazavesh, the Veiled Market

Gather your party and discover exotic wares and strange creatures in the new eight-boss Mythic difficulty mega-dungeon; Tazavesh: the Veiled Market opening with Season 2. [LEARN MORE]


Learn About the Mythic+ Dungeon Rating

Take your Mythic+ skills to the next level. Chains of Domination introduces a way for players to clearly gauge their success and preparation to take on the challenges found in Mythic+ dungeons. [LEARN MORE]


Prepare for Lift Off: Get Ready for Flying in Chains of Domination

Earn your wings and a special covenant-themed mount in the next major content update, Chains of Domination! Instead of challenging you with a Pathfinder achievement like in previous expansions, you’ll instead earn flying in Shadowlands early on within the newest chapters of your covenant campaign. [LEARN MORE]


Shadowlands Season 2 Begins July 6

PvP Season 2

PvP Season 2 brings with it increased item levels for rewards. These new seasonal rewards for PvP include new colorations of the Gladiator and new Vicious mounts—Alliance and Horde-themed Gorm.

Mythic+ Season 2

Mythic+ Season 2 introduces increased item levels for rewards and new mounts, along with a new dungeon affix: Tormented Servants of the Jailer. These servants can be found throughout the dungeon and grant powerful boons when defeated. In addition, if a servant is not dealt with, they empower the final boss.

Season 2 also brings with it Torghast, Tower of the Damned Layer 10, and the opening of Tazavesh, the Veiled Market on Mythic difficulty.

Check back here on the World of Warcraft site in the coming days for more updates.

Shadowlands Season 1 to End on June 28 in NA (June 29 in EU)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The current season of Shadowlands PvP and Mythic+ content will end at 10:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 28 (1:00 a.m. EDT on June 29) in this region. At that time, it will no longer be possible to earn seasonal rewards, titles, or Shadowlands Season 1 rankings.

While previous seasons have ended when realms were taken offline for maintenance, we’ve chosen to set this season to end a few hours earlier, at a time that should be more convenient for most players.

Shadowlands Season 2 will begin the week of July 6 with the weekly reset in each region.

Please note – the Shadowlands Season 1 PvP Illusion Sinful Flame won’t be available in Season 2, which will reward the new Unchained Fury Illusion. So if you’re close to the required 2100 rating, now’s the time to push!
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  1. Jetpistol's Avatar
    Come on do y'all really believed that the pandemic caused them to make this kind of content???? What about WoD and it's content drought. There's no excuse for them to be releasing a C-Tier patch. And if it was the case that the outcome of the patch was due to the pandemic, then they are setting themselves up in the future to making no excuses for any content patches from here on out. (Unless something serious happens like death)

    And i generally believe that people care about the game but some hate what's happening to the game. There are some people here like me that are not sub because of the state of the game. We are waiting and lurking on mmo champion to see when blizz makes good changes that will entice us to go back. Right now blizz is not on top of their game and it shows since WoD but especially disgusting in 9.1. I respect others opinions and their excitement on the release date of 9.1 but for me I cannot settle for a patch like this lol. I truly wish i saw what others have seen in this patch, i really do
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jetpistol View Post
    Come on do y'all really believed that the pandemic caused them to make this kind of content???? What about WoD and it's content drought. There's no excuse for them to be releasing a C-Tier patch. And if it was the case that the outcome of the patch was due to the pandemic, then they are setting themselves up in the future to making no excuses for any content patches from here on out. (Unless something serious happens like death)
    C-tier? Did you test it out on the PTR?
  1. Acidz's Avatar
    How can people still be excited about this crap rofl
  1. Wangming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lorgar Aurelian View Post
    What I listed is each patch’s content.

    Wrath had 3.1 with ulduar and then 3.2 with toc and there daily’s, and the dungeon I forgot to add that.

    Cata had 2 troll dungons in 4.1 and then fire lands in 4.2 with the molten front.

    Mop had landsfall in 5.1 which was just some story quest daily's and the brawlers guild. Then 5.2 which was the isle of thunder and tot.

    Legion had kara some more suamar quest then night hold and Tov in 7.1/7.1.5. Then the broken isle, tomb and the order hall quest in 7.2

    Bfa had Bod and a new warfont in 8.1 then mechagon naz and the raid in 8.2.
    BfA also had CoS in 8.1.5 But yeah these are the basics. But for that you need to cut out stuff like 3.1 having dual spec, a pretty major addition.

    So if we dumb it down to the basics, what does 9.1 have? One dungeon, one raid and a subzone(?)
  1. Stardrift's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    C-tier? Did you test it out on the PTR?
    I mean it's full of the same junk of daily quest chores scattered about, "campaign" quest lines that are just fluff with almost no story just to artificially extend how long you spend playing the game, lackluster class balancing, a horrible direction for the story..

    Only thing worthwhile is the dungeon, the raid, and the QoL changes. They could've added just those, and cut everything else and had this patch out 5 months ago.
  1. Wangming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GreenJesus View Post
    The point is that WoW was at such a low point even Asmongold considered playing FF14.
    And he gave it a chance, so all the "I wOnT play tEh faIlD wEEb game" spewing bigots can suck it.

    I mean it is okay to dislike it once you gave it a try, but even Asmon found in himself enough open mindedness to take it out for a ride.
  1. Stardrift's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird1205 View Post
    Thats because many people in forums post because they aren't happy with something. Those who enjoy it and are sstisified are just playing the game and go on with their life. Therefore it seems that everything is full of haters
    I see this argument made all the time with no supporting evidence. Ask anyone in game. Many will speak up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    And he gave it a chance, so all the "I wOnT play tEh faIlD wEEb game" spewing bigots can suck it.

    I mean it is okay to dislike it once you gave it a try, but even Asmon found in himself enough open mindedness to take it out for a ride.
    How can you ask open mindedness when the game itself is closed as fuck. Invisible walls, god awful intro quests, loading screens everywhere.. It was one of my worst gaming experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    No.

    They've literally said that 9.1 is the first patch created through at-home work.

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/content...stas-Patch-9-1

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    Patch 9.1 Time Frame
    Patch 9.1 is the first content developed completely from work at home.
    There is more content already well in the way for the future and it is coming along well.
    Yes, they did. Multiple times in fact. Even journos reported on it.

    Why are you fabricating and lying about Blizzard struggling with working from home?
  1. Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    BfA also had CoS in 8.1.5 But yeah these are the basics. But for that you need to cut out stuff like 3.1 having dual spec, a pretty major addition.

    So if we dumb it down to the basics, what does 9.1 have? One dungeon, one raid and a subzone(?)
    Ah ya bfa did have cod as well. As far as duel spec goes while impactful it wouldn’t be content which is what’s In question at the moment.

    So ya 9.1 would be 1 raid 1 dungeon 1 zone, that would put it.

    1 raid behind wrath but up a zone.

    1 dungeon behind cata.

    About equal with mop with just the zone being a bit smaller as the adds to torghast are likely as much as the dozen or so brawler guild boss.

    And then quite a bit behind legion/bfa.


    On average it would be about equal with other expans .1 and .2 patch’s. About equal to some (mop) equal but with resources in other areas (wrath) slightly behind (cata) way behind (legion,bfa).

    That is of course with out going into quality which Varys greatly like say both wrath’s raid and dungeon being just one room.
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stardrift View Post
    I mean it's full of the same junk of daily quest chores scattered about, "campaign" quest lines that are just fluff with almost no story just to artificially extend how long you spend playing the game, lackluster class balancing, a horrible direction for the story..
    Almost no story? We are likely seeing the first appearance of Elune since it has an encrypted cinematic.This is the problem. The criticisms are not grounded in reality and instead dismiss anything simply because they don't like the current state of the game. There is nothing about this patch that makes it C-tier when compared to other WoW patches or even on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardrift View Post
    Yes, they did. Multiple times in fact. Even journos reported on it. Why are you fabricating and lying about Blizzard struggling with working from home?
    Do you mind providing the source for those? Because the latest remarks from the investor meeting was talking about games in the pipeline seeing no significant impact. It wasn't talking about WoW which is already released but referring to all the non-released products still meeting the milestones they set pre-pandemic. Everything else indicates that there were impacts to development with working from home even in employees adjusted quickly.

    https://fortune.com/2020/11/24/blizz...deo-games-wfh/ that article also seems to indicate that there were issues encountered that impacted the work flow even if it was small issues one at a time.
  1. Cloudmaker's Avatar
    Eh, interesting. Exited for the new content unfortunately got exams at school and a lot of work, so I guess I can still casually play and enjoy the lore at least.

    Not sure if I want to kill Sylvanas and if freeing Eye of Odyn will actually do worse than good for him. It might perhaps corrupt him in some way, I don't know what Jailer was doing with it. I guess I will stand back a bit and observe.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Hopefully they do a free weekend or I'm not even going to take a look at it and this will be the first major patch I've ever missed out on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudmaker View Post
    Eh, interesting. Exited for the new content unfortunately got exams at school and a lot of work, so I guess I can still casually play and enjoy the lore at least.

    Not sure if I want to kill Sylvanas and if freeing Eye of Odyn will actually do worse than good for him. It might perhaps corrupt him in some way, I don't know what Jailer was doing with it. I guess I will stand back a bit and observe.
    The jailor had his eye for a long time that was the deal he made with Odin so he could funnel The souls of the worthy Vrykul.
  1. xdunpealx's Avatar
    I get a lot of people, its just like bad news, you always see the negative things vs the positive ones. Me personally I just see this update, and man I gotta say, I just don't care. Is it the way they are presenting it? Too long between content? The story has just really went into non engaging? I am just wondering for those who see his patch and are not excited.. I want to know why. I want Blizzard to know why.
  1. Hibiki's Avatar
    It's too little and too late. But most important thing not changed at all: no casual focus, still catering for elites only.
  1. Boddhi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nehem View Post
    this year or next ?
    haha nailed it.
  1. callipygoustp's Avatar
    What an absolutely uninspired pile of..... nothing.

    Starting to wonder if Kotick didn't just want "to take all the fun out of making video games" but to also take the fun out of games.
  1. Wangming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stardrift View Post
    I see this argument made all the time with no supporting evidence. Ask anyone in game. Many will speak up.

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    How can you ask open mindedness when the game itself is closed as fuck. Invisible walls, god awful intro quests, loading screens everywhere.. It was one of my worst gaming experiences.
    It might come as a shock for you but some people have different tastes. I wasn't bothered by the walls that much, I prefer the intro questline to any of the WoW starting experiences beside the worgen and while the loading screens are indeed annoying they aren't a dealbreaker for me. There are far many things I like about the thing than dislike.

    Still, you tried it. That's all I personally ask of people.
  1. thunderdragon2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xires View Post
    I play TBC because that is good Wow AND IT'S FUN. Current WoW is garbage which is why 9.0 was the end of retail for me. I stuck it through ALL of BFA despite the fact that its systems that it used to sell the game were complete failures.

    Blizzard sells systems that fail. Islands? Failed. Warfronts? HUGE FAILURE. It was such a failure...that after the 2nd warfront sucked....they just stopped making them for the rest of bfa.
    The stat stick that we had for a necklace? They had to create a system for it DURING bfa because it was a failure.
    Azerite armor where they said it offered choices and made it to where you could play your class differently depending on what you picked?
    Their was no choice. Their was simply "pick this" and everything else is a waste.

    And now we have Shadowlands. Where their new systems once again offer you one real choice. And all it is is an ability we used to have by talents or by the artifact weapons we had in legion.
    We have choreghast which is another DUD. We have the MAW which sucks. The raids are mediocre.

    Yeah, it's not me..it's blizzard. And you need to stop shilling for them.
    fun is subjective, i HATED and utterly DISPISED tbc when it was current i didn't enjoy it at all but i loved wrath, ill agree that warfonts were a disaster but that still wotn get me to play tbc
  1. Stardrift's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Almost no story? We are likely seeing the first appearance of Elune since it has an encrypted cinematic.This is the problem. The criticisms are not grounded in reality and instead dismiss anything simply because they don't like the current state of the game. There is nothing about this patch that makes it C-tier when compared to other WoW patches or even on its own.

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    Do you mind providing the source for those? Because the latest remarks from the investor meeting was talking about games in the pipeline seeing no significant impact. It wasn't talking about WoW which is already released but referring to all the non-released products still meeting the milestones they set pre-pandemic. Everything else indicates that there were impacts to development with working from home even in employees adjusted quickly.

    https://fortune.com/2020/11/24/blizz...deo-games-wfh/ that article also seems to indicate that there were issues encountered that impacted the work flow even if it was small issues one at a time.
    I'm not your personal Google assistant. Do it yourself. Hell, these interviews are even posted here, on MMO-C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangming View Post
    It might come as a shock for you but some people have different tastes. I wasn't bothered by the walls that much, I prefer the intro questline to any of the WoW starting experiences beside the worgen and while the loading screens are indeed annoying they aren't a dealbreaker for me. There are far many things I like about the thing than dislike.

    Still, you tried it. That's all I personally ask of people.
    I think they could absolutely rake in a ton of people if they gave the game one last revisioning. Remove those invisible walls, gut that intro experience, and turn the game into a true, borderless open world experience in the same way WoW is.
  1. Dracullus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    No.

    They've literally said that 9.1 is the first patch created through at-home work.

    https://www.mmo-champion.com/content...stas-Patch-9-1

    Quote:

    Patch 9.1 Time Frame
    Patch 9.1 is the first content developed completely from work at home.
    There is more content already well in the way for the future and it is coming along well.
    We will see. If we see 9.1.5 in September and 9.2 in November, I'll believe things are back to normal. But if 9.2 will be early 2022, working from home clearly is still slower.
  1. Prag's Avatar
    Sooner than I expected, honestly. Happy to see it.

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