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    Shadowlands: Sanctum of Domination Raid Preview

    Shadowlands: Sanctum of Domination Raid Preview
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    Breach the Sanctum of Domination and slay the formidable servants of Sylvanas and the Banished One in the epic new raid opening with Season 2.

    For eons the Jailer was bound within The Maw. Now, his endless armies gather as he prepares to enact the final stage of his grand design. 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 bosses: 10
    Difficulties: Raid Finder, Normal, Heroic, Mythic
    Level: 60
    Raid Finder Minimum Item Level: 195

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



    TARRAGRUE
    The Jailer’s relentless beast, the Tarragrue, has stalked the halls of Torghast since its first spire was raised. Countless victims have felt their souls trampled to ash by this monstrosity, which now awaits the mortal champions breaching the threshold of the tower.

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    THE EYE OF THE JAILER
    When Azeroth was young, Odyn traded his eye to Mueh’zala to peer into the Shadowlands. Vain Odyn was deceived, for the Jailer twisted the Eye to serve his own ends. The Eye’s unwavering gaze allows the Jailer to see all that transpires within his domain—and perhaps others as well..


    THE NINE
    The dark pact Sylvanas struck with the val’kyr forged her bond with the Jailer. Through the years, these winged sisters faithfully served the Dark Lady, even if it meant sacrificing themselves on her behalf. Now Sylvanas calls her nine val’kyr to fight for her one last time.



    REMNANT OF NER’ZHUL
    Intended to herald the Jailer’s reign on Azeroth, the first Lich King, Ner’zhul, proved unworthy in his master’s eyes. The last remnants of the fallen orc’s twisted soul were encased in spiked shadowsteel, condemned to everlasting torment for his failure. All who cross his path will share in his suffering.


    SOULRENDER DORMAZAIN
    Soulrender Dormazain extracts anima from the hellaciously brutish captives of Torghast to fuel the Jailer’s armies. The tormentor has never met a soul he couldn’t break, but his latest victim is proving resistant to the usual methods. Feeding on this captive’s unending rage, Dormazain will enjoy spending millennia finding his weaknesses.


    PAINSMITH RAZNAL
    Painsmith Raznal is a sadistic mastermind who spent eons perfecting the deadly traps found in Torghast. He relishes the screams of his victims as a testament to his skill, listening with malignant delight as they echo through the tower’s desolate halls.


    GUARDIAN OF THE FIRST ONES
    Pulled by the Jailer’s chains from a distant, unknown realm, this malfunctioning guardian seeks to protect the inscrutable knowledge known as “cyphers.” It uses the last of its power to obliterate any who would attempt to plunder the secrets of its enigmatic makers.


    FATESCRIBE ROH-KALO
    Once a fatescribe entrusted with Korthia’s countless secrets, the Mawsworn seized Roh-Kalo and bound him to the Jailer’s will. With Torghast’s power at his disposal, Roh-Kalo seeks to author a new fate for the Shadowlands.


    KEL’THUZAD
    The nefarious Kel’Thuzad awaits at the apex of the soul river, allowing the lich to draw upon an unlimited well of power. All his countless schemes and machinations have led to this final confrontation, where he has plotted the mortal champion’s ultimate demise in service of his true master.


    SYLVANAS WINDRUNNER
    With Oribos in peril, a desperate battle at the pinnacle of the Sanctum begins. Standing between the Jailer and the mortals who would stop him is Sylvanas Windrunner. With no masks left to wear, the Banshee Queen unleashes her full power to protect the Banished One while his ultimate plan unfolds.

    SPOILS OF THE SANCTUM
    The path to the Banished One’s loyal Banshee Queen is paved with treasure.

    New Pets and Mounts
    Pets: Eye of Allseeing (The Eye of the Jailer), Eye of Extermination (Mythic-difficulty The Eye of the Jailer), Irongrasp (Soulrender Dormazain), Mawsworn Minion (Kel’Thuzad)

    Mounts: Vengeance (Mythic-difficulty Sylvanas Windrunner), Sanctum Gloomcharger (The Nine), Hand of Hrestimorak (Glory of the Dominant Raider)



    Shards of Domination
    Empower your gear with Shards of Domination, a new type of powerful gem looted from the bosses lurking within Sanctum of Domination. These remnants of the Runecarver’s work have long augmented the Jailer’s armaments, but now you can seize them for yourself and turn the tables on the Banished One. Shards exude three different types of runic magic: Blood, Frost, and Unholy. These ghastly gems can be socketed into gear with Domination sockets, enhancing your characters’ damage, mitigation, or healing abilities. While each individual Shard’s power works anywhere, inserting three of the same type into your gear creates a Rune Word, granting you a powerful boon that increases your combat potency even further within the Maw, Torghast, and the Sanctum of Domination. Each class has five different armor pieces that can don a Domination socket which can be looted from the raid. Defeating raid bosses can also reward you with Stygian Embers, which you are used to upgrade your Shards and further enhance their potent bonuses.

    To rank up your Shards, visit Bonesmith Heirmir in Korthia after completing Chapter 3: Focusing the Eye storyline in the Chains of Domination campaign.

    NEW ACHIEVEMENTS, NEW REWARDS
    Complete the following achievements to earn a ghoulish mount and title worthy of your triumph.

    Glory of the Domination Raider: Complete the listed Sanctum of Domination raid achievements—Name a Better Duo, I’ll Wait; Eye Wish You were Here; To the Nines; Tormentor’s Tango; I Used to Bullseye Deeprun Rats Back Home; Whack-A-Soul; Knowledge is Power; Flawless Fate; Together Forever; This World is a Prism

    Mount Reward: Hand of Hrestimorak

    Mythic: Sylvanas Windrunner: Defeat Sylvanas Windrunner in Sanctum of Domination on Mythic difficulty.

    Title Reward: Breaker of Chains

    TIME-LIMITED ACHIEVEMENTS
    Those who defeat Sylvanas Windrunner on Heroic or Mythic difficulties prior to the next raid tier can earn these achievements that they can proudly /flex.

    Ahead of the Curve: Sylvanas Windrunner—Defeat Sylvanas Windrunner in the Sanctum of Domination on Heroic difficulty or higher before the release of the next raid tier.

    Cutting Edge: Sylvanas Windrunner—Defeat Sylvanas Windrunner in the Sanctum of Domination on Mythic difficulty before the release of the next raid tier.
    Last edited by Stoy; 2021-06-17 at 06:00 PM.

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    Such short notice really sucks, messed up all my vacation plans =(

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    EDIT: Wrong topic damnit!

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    Well looks like my primary guess was right. Can't wait to.. zzzZZZ

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    195 seems reasonable and easy to get to enter lfr fair, shouldn't be hard to obtain for new toons
    Last edited by thunderdragon2; 2021-06-17 at 07:35 PM.

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    Oh the artwork looks so inspiring /sarc

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    I just hope this raid isn't as awful as CN on Mythic.
    I am however happy to see I can still basically raid log for an entire tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by bmjclark View Post
    This thread is a nice reminder that Blizzard can do something nice and still get absolutely shit on for it.
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    It rewards cowardly and low-skillcap gameplay.

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    We all know who the real boss of the big KT is. Let's hope he gets to make a cameo. I have my doubts.. but here is hoping.


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    Nice - upgrade conduits, upgrade your shards, upgrade legendary and you also MUST raid to get relevant ilvl items with domincation sockets and to be able to upgrade sockets too and now have 6 items locked out of gear upgrades.
    If you are m+ or pvp player this is literally - get fucked, raid or die.

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    Each boss fight room looks dull as shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erifwodahs View Post
    Nice - upgrade conduits, upgrade your shards, upgrade legendary and you also MUST raid to get relevant ilvl items with domincation sockets and to be able to upgrade sockets too and now have 6 items locked out of gear upgrades.
    If you are m+ or pvp player this is literally - get fucked, raid or die.
    And right now it is, do M+ or die because BiS Gear comes from M+. So stop complaining about playing the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuujCraft View Post
    And right now it is, do M+ or die because BiS Gear comes from M+. So stop complaining about playing the game.
    thats just false.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuujCraft View Post
    And right now it is, do M+ or die because BiS Gear comes from M+. So stop complaining about playing the game.
    Lol no? It's like you dont actually play this game.

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    Too little, too late. Other MMO's are producing quality content on a 3 month schedule, and we've been playing this same fucking raid for like 8 months at this point. Completely ridiculous lol. NO ONE is playing retail..we're all farming karazhan on TBC..

    Yes..a game you made 13 years ago is far more enjoyable than Shadowlands.
    Last edited by Master Guns; 2021-06-19 at 06:03 PM.

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    These boss models look really uninspired, like they all just look like big standard mobs? The only ones that look a bit unique (sylv, KT, Tarragrue) were models that already existed.

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