Blizzard Confirmed Raid Bosses for Warlords of Draenor

Raid Bosses Confirmed

Blizzard developers have confirmed raid bosses for the highly anticipated World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor.  Similar to the release of Mists of Pandaria, raids will remain closed until the second week of release, allowing players to enjoy the grind to level 100 – at least, enjoy it as much as possible.  Unlike the two previous expansions, Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria, the level cap is being raised by ten, instead of a simple five.  But for those itching to immediately immerse themselves into the exciting new raids, they will need to wait before getting their raiding fill. The first raid of the expansion, Highmaul, will open the second week of the expansion.   Located in the revamped zone of Nagrand, Highmaul will have seven bosses.  Blizzard further confirmed raid bosses for the second raid of the expansion at Blackrock Foundry, which is slated to open a couple weeks later and house ten bosses.

Confirmed Raid Bosses Equal a Whopping Seventeen

Blizzard’s confirmed raid bosses for the first two raids come to an impressive count of seventeen.  Assuming Blizzard developers do not stagger the raids further apart than a mere couple weeks, raiding guilds should prepare for a gruesome welcome to their beloved stomped grounds.  The race to dominating progression over 17 raid bosses could run the chance of high burn out with the already new raid system of mythic.  Unfortunately, for the LFR heroes, they will need to wait a bit longer to experience the glorious grind of 17 bosses; similar to MoP, LFR wings will be progressively unlocked.

What to Expect of Confirmed Raid Bosses

If you were annoyed with the linear raids in MoP, worry not – Blizzard has confirmed WoD raids will follow a more “open area” terrain similar to Firelands.  And the changes don’t end there.  Developers are tossing in unique mechanics for healers, as well as hoping to offer more innovative boss mechanics. Remember how much fun you had on Lei Shen? Me neither.  But Blizzard has confirmed this raid boss, their pride and joy, is the poster boy for what’s to come.  Patchwerk style fights are long gone.

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