WoW TBC Classic: Big overview page with all info about phase 2


WoW TBC Classic:Big overview page with all info about phase

21. Tier 5 is here! The new raid instances of Outland1.1 WoW: TBC Classic - What to expect in the Serpentshrine1.2 WoW: TBC Classic - What to expect in the Eye of the Fortress of Storms2. The new phase 2 factions of Outland3. The start of PvP Season 2 of TBC Classic4. Epic druid flight form and raven lord farm5. More phase 2 nuggets6. WoW TBC Classic: German Patch Notes for Patch 2.5.2Even

though Patch 2.5.2 has been online for a little while, Phase 2 of WoW: Burning Crusade Classic will only start in the upcoming ID. More precisely: In the night from September 15 to 16, at 0:01 am

. In this overview article, we have once again summarized all the new features that will enrich Outland as of Thursday. You can also find out how to kill the bosses in the new raid instances, how to farm for reputation with the new factions, and what else there is to know about the Phase 2 content.

Tier 5 is here! The New Outland Raid Instances

Phase 2 of TBC Classic gives us access to the two raid challenges, Serpentshrine and Eye in the Fortress of Storms, that were part of the launch package back in 2007


WoW: TBC Classic - What to expect in the Serpentshrine

After the two raid quickies in Phase 1, the Serpentshrine is the first halfway large 25-player instance you will enter in the TBC era. A total of six bosses await you in the center of Zanga Marsh. However, before you can march through the entrance and ride the (beware! Deadly!) elevator down, you must first complete a series of quests that will take you to the slave quarters, where Nar'biss the Heretic will give you the quest The Cudgel of Kar'desh. You complete this quest by defeating Gruul and the Terror of the Night (Karazhan). By doing so, you will receive The Mark of Vashj, which will grant you access to the Serpentshrine.

  • Raid for 25 players
  • 6 bosses
  • Final boss Lady Vashj
  • In the Serpentshrine drop the tokens for the gloves, pants and helmet of the Tier 5 set.
  • GUIDE: WoW TBC Classic: Cave of the Serpentshrine - How to master the bosses

Important: Two bosses in the Serpentshrine require selected players in your raid to obtain Resistance gear! When fighting Hydross, you will need a tank with as much Frost Resistance as possible and a tank with as much Nature Resistance as possible. It can also help if your add tanks have some Frost and Nature Resistance gear equipped. The fight against Leotheras, meanwhile, requires a player (preferably a Warlock) with as high a Fire Resistance value as possible to tank the boss' Demon form.

On this topic:

  • Resistance gear in TBC Classic - who needs how much resi and when?
  • Where to find which Resi-Gear? How to prepare yourself for phase 2 of TBC Classic now

WoW: TBC Classic - What to expect in the Eye of the Storm Fortress

The second raid of phase 2 also requires you to complete a (long) series of quests before you can enter the Fortress of Storms. However, before you can take on the actual quest for the Key of St orms at Khadgar, you must first complete a long chain of quests in Shadowmoon Vale, which include killing several elite enemies. To obtain the key, you will then be sent to the Shattered Halls, Shadow Maze, Steam Chamber, and Arkatraz dungeons.

Last but not least is Magtheridon. It's worth the effort, as you'll need to defeat the final boss, Kael'thas, to progress to Stage 3 (unlocking Tier 6 raid access). In addition, the final battle against Kael'thas can result in the dropping of one of the most sought-after mounts in Outland. Oh, and there's Tier 5 set pieces and other great loot, too, of course.

  • Raid for 25 players
  • 4 bosses
  • Final boss Kael'thas Sunwalker
  • In the Fortress of Storms, the tokens for the shoulder guard and chest piece of the Tier 5 set drop.
  • GUIDE: WoW TBC Classic: How to master the bosses in the Fortress of Storms raid.

For the bosses in the eye, you don't necessarily need resistance gear. Only the high astromancer Solarian takes a lot of arcane damage on the raid. Depending on which version of the boss will end up on the live servers, it can be helpful to protect yourself at least somewhat, with Purple Badge and Large Arcane Protection Potions for example.
WoW TBC Classic: The "Lootreaver" is one of the easiest bosses in the Tier 5 area. Source: buffed

Also helpful:

  • The best raid setup for Phase 2 (SSC & Fortress of Storms).
  • The best raid loot from Phase 2 (SSC & the Eye)
  • Phase 2 of WoW TBC Classic: What does "unearned raid bosses" actually mean?

The New Phase 2 Factions of Outland

With the Ogri'la from Outland Ridge and the Sha'tari Skyguard, two new factions enter the focus of Outland adventuring that are somewhat interconnected, provide you with multiple dailies, and entice you with various rewards. The following guides will tell you which requirements you have to fulfill, how to farm the respective reputation and which loot is available in detail:

  • WoW: Reputation guide for Ogri'la for phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic
  • WoW: Reputation guide for Sha'tari Skyguard for phase 2 of TBC Classic

The overview of all factions in TBC Classic can be found here:

  • Large overview of the reputation factions of TBC Classic (Phase 2)

Especially the quests around the Skettis should be tried out, because there you can expect one of the best gold farming methods of the TBC era.
WoW TBC Classic: You can find the Orgri'la faction in the Shear Ridge. Source: buffed

The Start of PvP Season 2 of TBC Classic

The regional server reboots on September 15 will kick off the second PvP season of the Burning Crusade Classic era, according to Blizzard. Season 1 rewards will be awarded on September 22. So what can we expect for the second PvP season?

  • All arena points earned in season 1 will be converted to honor (10 honor per arena point).
  • Season 2 also sees the availability of Season 2 Arena gear, which can be purchased for Arena Points from the old familiar NPC vendors. Pricing and scoring requirements (for shoulders and weapons) should be the same as Season 1 Arena gear (pre-patch 2.5.2).
  • You can purchase the Season 1 Arena gear in the second PvP season at the lower Arena Points price.
  • In addition to the blue PvP gear you can buy for honor, Outland faction PvP gear will also be introduced with Phase 2. Read more in this article: You'll soon be able to buy these awesome PvP items for gold!

Of course, all the improvements already implemented will remain available:

  • Battlegrounds will allow teams from the same faction to compete against each other => shorter wait times for the outnumbered faction.
  • There are more arena points in most scoring areas than at the beginning of season 1

Epic Druid Flight Form and Raven Lord Farm

However, Phase 2 has another highlight to offer. Druids can finally earn their epic flight form via a quest chain. And thanks to the associated quest chain, there might be one or two players who will play the heroic version of Sethekk Halls up and down from now on in order to earn the mount Raven Lord. You can read all about the Raven Lord and the quest line here:

  • This is how druids earn the epic flight form in Burning Crusade Classic

WoW TBC Classic: Who wants to earn the Raven Lord with Phase 2? Source: buffed

More Phase 2 Nuggets

Blizzard had announced plans to tone down the Tier 4 content with Phase 2. There was no info about this in the patch notes yet. We already had a look at what nerfs there were in the original TBC for the dungeons and raids of Phase 1. What's definitely coming with Phase 2: the epic engineer goggles! And with with the two raid instances, moreover, new crafting recipes land in Outland that will give your virtual hero an item upgrade or two. Here are just a few examples:

  • Pattern: Belt of the Monsoon
  • Plans: Red Belt of Battle
  • Patterns: Red Boots of Desolation
  • Pattern: Boots of the Purple Hawk
  • Pattern: Belt of the Deep Shadows
  • Pattern: Belt of the Long Walk
  • Pattern: Boots of Sorcery
  • Pattern: Boots of Natural Grace
  • Plans: Belt of the Guardian
  • Plans: Boots of the Protector

We also gain access to subsequent weapon upgrades with Stage 2:

  • Blood Moon
  • Messenger of the Storm
  • Lionheartblade
  • Treacherous Edge of the Plains

For the level 3 version of the weapons you need on the one hand five Nethervortex each (also only available from phase 2) and on the other hand the level 2 version of the corresponding item.

WoW TBC Classic: German Patch Notes for Patch 2.5.


Content Updates

Comes with Phase 2: Serpentshrine Lair

Destroy the mad Lady Vashj and her vile minions in her wet lair - the Cave of the Serpentshrine.

  • Raid bosses: 6
  • Level: 70
  • Location: The Lizard Cauldron, Zangarmarchs

Comes with Phase 2: The Eye

Penetrate the heart of a crystalline fortress to end the madness that has corrupted Kael'thas Sunwalker and his depraved loyalists.

  • Raid Bosses: 4
  • Level: 70
  • Location: Fortress of Storms, Netherstorm

Comes with Phase 2: Arena Season 2

Take apart your faction's enemies on the battlefield as Arena Season 2 begins! Winning players will earn Arena Points that can be traded in for better equipment to compete against opponents with similar abilities.

Coming with Phase 2: Daily content on Ogri'la and the Sha'tari Skyguard

Ally with the Ogri'la and Sha'tari Skyguard factions in Outland. Complete daily quests to gain the favor of these factions and earn lucrative rewards.

Already Implemented: Guild Banks

Use the Guild Bank to share loot from raids and dungeons with your guildmates. This in-game storage space allows guild members to take out or store items and currency. This helps you keep track of what consumable items you have available for your next group activity.

Already Implemented: Group Search

Find like-minded players and new friends with Group Search (default shortcut: i). Simply enter your class and specialization so that your realm's party leaders can invite you to join their party or raid.


Coming with Phase 2: PvP Rewards

Outland faction PvP gear is now unlocked with Phase 2 and requires a Respectable reputation level to purchase. These are items sold in Thrallmar, Honor Hold, Expedition of Cenarius, Sha'tar, Lower Quarter, and Guardians of Time.

  • There will be a one week season break after the end of Season 1.
  • Honor will not be reset at the start of Season 2.
  • At the start of Season 2, all remaining Arena Points will be converted to Honor Points at a ratio of 1 Arena Point = 10 Honor Points.

Comes with Phase 2: Raid Rewards

  • High King Raufgar, Gruul the Dragon Slayer, and Magtheridon will now each drop two tokens for T4 set gear once the Serpentshrine Cave and Eye become available.
  • Leotheras the Blind, Deep Lord Karathress, Lady Vashj the Void Skinner, and Kael'thas Sunwalker each drop two T5 tokens.
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