When is WoW Classic Phase 6?
WoW Classic’s Phase 6 will come sooner than you think. Blizzard has been releasing each major content patch for the game quickly, and we’re almost near the end.
Now that we know for sure when Arathi Basin and Zul’Gurub — both major components of Phase 5 — will arrive, we can start to plan out when Phase 6 will happen. That said, Blizzard likes to split up some of the content to release in pieces, so this date could be only be half right. For now though, our best guess is that Phase 6 will launch mid-to-late August or September. That puts the finale for WoW Classic about a full year from its release.
Phase 6 includes the Naxxramas 40-player raid. It’s one of the raids that people still talk about pretty fondly today despite it getting remade during Wrath of the Lich King. Of course, the Naxxramas raid also means people will be able to earn the game’s first ever Legendary caster weapon Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian. You can earn this tremendous staff via drops from bosses and a whole questline.
Also included in Phase 6 are a whole set of Scourge invasions. This was, and now is again, a grim celebration of the opening of the raid where tons of the undead attack Azeroth. The whole invasion event ties to the Argent Dawn faction. You can assault the Necropolises to kill bosses that drop reputation items and Necrotic Runes. The runes allow you to get some nice gear, like the Gloves of Undead Cleansing.
As an added bonus for PVP players, the Scourge attacks bring towers for Horde and Alliance players to fight over in Eastern Plaguelands. The system was brought in to encourage world PVP and to give a reward to whichever faction was currently in control. Increased melee and spell damage was quite useful while raiding in Naxxramas.
Phase 6 will mark what will presumably be the end of WoW Classic content updates. There’s been some light teasing about a potential Burning Crusade set of phases coming, but for now we’ll probably have to wait until BlizzCon to know more.
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