WoW WotLK Classic: All 3 Raids Completed Just 1 Hour After Release

Absolutely crazy! Just over an hour after the new WotLK raids opened their doors in WoW Classic, the first guilds have already cut them all down. Her secret weapon: Death Knights.

Who got the first kills? Exactly one hour, 4 minutes and 19 seconds after the opening of Naxxramas, the Obsidian Sanctum, and the Eye of Eternity, the Gehenna server’s European Horde guild BEEF BAR conducted all 3 raids. They were just seconds faster than the competition:

  • Progress (Alliance, Firemaw EU) – 1h 5min 56s
  • Statement (Horde, Venoxis EU) – 1h 11min 23s
  • Noobs (Horde, China) – 1h 14min 33s

The raids started promptly at noon and just over an hour later, the Race to World First was over for all three cases. Statement, here in 3rd place, is by the way the best German guild. For comparison:

Death Knight as the key to victory

How did they do that? All the top guilds rely on Death Knights, the new class in WotLK. The plate carriers are currently among the strongest DPS classes. While some guilds used a mixture of Frost and Unholy Death Knights, BEEF BAR used 10 Unholy Death Knights.

According to wowhead’s calculations, their special ability to summon a gargoyle alone was responsible for over 19 million points of damage. To do this, the guilds used some of the game’s mechanics:

  • World lovers like Sayge’s Dark Fate of Darkmoon Faire damage and Awakening of the Soul
  • Bootsweaving and Gloveweaving

An early trailer for WotLK Classic introduces the new Death Knight class:

If you want to play the new class in WoW WotLK Classic, you have to start today

The “weave” mechanics represent an exploitation of the art of engineering. The profession allows you to give gloves and boots special abilities. Players brought several pairs of these to match the skills.

In addition, there is of course a large portion of experience. Wrath of the Lich King is 14 years old and many players have spent years practicing on private servers or editing the instances solo. As a result, no one had to relearn the strategies.

The raids required the guilds to bring their players to level 80, but even that happened just a few hours after the release of WotLK. Where the “normal” player takes several weeks, the experts go through the game in the shortest possible time.

The community is annoyed by the elitist thoughts of many players in WoW Classic and urges you to enjoy WotLK in peace. The achievements of the guilds are still remarkable.

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More raids and dungeons in the future

What’s next? After opening Naxxramas, the Obsidian Sanctum, and the Eye of Eternity, even more content phases follow:

  • Ulduar
  • Trial of the Crusader and Onyxia’s Lair, and the Argent Tournament.
  • Icecrown Citadel and other heroic dungeons
  • Ruby Sanctum

However, we don’t know exactly when these phases will appear yet. Concrete data are still lacking.

If you missed the major release, no problem. As you can see, there is still a lot of new content coming and those who want to join in later even have some benefits:

Now is the perfect time to get started with WotLK Classic

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