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SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Azshara’s Eternal Palace raid. Read at your own risk if you don’t want to be spoiled.
In World of Warcraft, Queen Azshara is going down!
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Azshara’s Eternal Palace raid finally opened today July 9, 2019. I was excited to see the content. Streamers such as Asmongold were also racing to the finish, making the run more exciting.
My group only made it to the second boss before we had to stop playing. Gear scores were too low in the group, and many of us didn’t know the mechanics.
Nevertheless, I was able to see some of the raids, and from what I saw, Azshara’s Eternal Palace is a doozy. I did watch Asmongold’s stream as his raid team took down Queen Azshara. It took them a few hours, but they eventually succeeded.
The ending cinematic didn’t live up to my expectations, but I’ll get into that in a bit. So, let’s talk about what I did experience.
Be sure to share your raid experience in Azshara’s Eternal Palace down in the comments. Did you run the raid yet? Have you done it with a guild group or a PUG (pick up group)? What did you think of the raid? Is it too hard or too easy? Which boss fights were your favorites and why?
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Finding the Eternal Palace
For the Alliance, I began my journey at Mezzamere and took the flight path to the Queen’s Gate.
Azshara’s Eternal Palace is located deep below Nazjatar. The entrance to Azshara’s Eternal Palace is underneath a whirlpool of water in the Gate of the Queen. It was a fun way to journey to an instance gate that’s for sure.
When my hunter was sucked down into the water, he eventually leveled out before the gate. You’re swimming underwater, and the view is awesome. Thanks to the buff Guest of the Queen, you’re able to breathe underwater.
While I admired the view, I put the call out for a PUG in group finder. It was exciting to see so many players forming groups in the finder. There were also many players running into the instance gate too.
Once our group was created, we entered the raid to come face to face with Abyssal Commander Sivara.
World of Warcraft Queen Azshara Minion’s: Boss One
The first boss is Abyssal Commander Sivara. At first, the fight was a little confusing until our group realized some of us were marked green (poison debuff) and the others marked blue (frost debuff).
Your color depended on which side of the room you should stand on. We still had to make sure we didn’t stand in anything dangerous or stand too close to group members of the opposite color, especially if we were attacked by our debuff.
Be aware the boss will change the debuff on the raid several times. It was important to pay attention to which debuff was on your character. If you weren’t careful, your character could become inflicted with Unstable Mixture and explode, which would then inflict the raid with nature damage.
Abyssal Commander Sivara wasn’t too difficult. We downed her after two wipes. Once everyone knew what to do, then we were able to move on to the next encounter.
The second and third bosses can be done in any order. We chose to do Blackwater Behemoth.
Boss Two: Blackwater Behemoth
Now, this boss is where our PuG ran into trouble. The mechanics were fairly simple once we got the hang of it, but the problem was our DPS. This boss is timed based because we need to use the pufferfish to be able to heal.
In the raid, there were two pufferfish in each phase, but the green ink the fish emitted only lasted about 40 seconds. Without the green ink, our healers couldn’t heal the group.
The fight was easy to understand. First, kill puffer fish, then DPS boss, now kill second puffer fish, then back to DPS boss, and then swim to another side of the room without hitting the jellyfish. We also had to make sure to stay over the rocks so the sea monster, Tethyr, won’t eat you. Tethyr is the sea monster that used to attack Theramore when the lighthouse was turned on.
Anyway, our DPS was too low to finish the fight before we lost health. Our group gave it a good effort until we called it quits.
If your ilvl (item level) isn’t at least 400, you probably won’t dish out enough DPS to down this boss in time. So, if you’re planning to try this in a group, be prepared to have a high item level, and to do at least 10,000k damage.
World of Warcraft Queen Azshara is Going Down: The Final Boss
My group only made it to Blackwater Behemoth, but I watched Asmongold’s stream while we did our own run. From what I saw, Queen Azshara’s fight is difficult.
Asmongold and his team were all geared in ilvl 415 or higher. So, their DPS wasn’t the problem here. Queen Azshara’s fight had a lot of mechanics to master. They were doing the raid on Normal, but it seemed like a Heroic or Mythic+ because of the difficulty.
Also, I noticed Asmongold’s group got Queen Azshara’s health down to the last 20% several times before they wiped. Only after Asmongold changed group members, were they finally able to claim victory.
Queen Azshara’s fight was a lot more difficult than the other fights in the raid. It felt jarring to see the difficulty spike as I watched Asmongold’s group defeat Za’qul, before facing Queen Azshara.
Apart of me felt a sense of dread because my own group was having trouble with Blackwater Behemoth. I knew for a fact we weren’t going to make it to Queen Azshara, at least not today we weren’t.
I’m determined to try Azshara’s Eternal Palace again on LFR (looking for raid) next week. I’m hoping to have a higher ilvl by then so I can hit the ground running.
We’ve All Been Played
In World of Warcraft, Queen Azshara was playing us.
Asmongold and his group finished the raid, then a cinematic started. Queen Azshara laid down in defeat, as a black band wrapped around her octopus-like form. She opened all five of her eyes in horror, as she was dragged deeper into the sea.
N’Zoth, the old god, had been released from his prison. Our fight with Queen Azshara snapped the chains which were holding the old gold at bay. It was chilling to see him open his large yellow eye, as it gazed from the depths of the ocean.
The old god said, “All eyes shall be opened.”
Despite how epic it was to see N’Zoth drag Queen Azshara into the depths, the cinematic was underwhelming. As hard as Queen Azshara is to defeat, I was expecting more. Asmongold and his friends complained about their stream about the disappointment.
I hope Blizzard has another cutscene for Mythic+ runs. The expansion isn’t over yet, so there’s still hope. What I did notice from the cinematic was Queen Azshara’s look of horror and shock, as she was dragged into the sea.
N’Zoth clearly played her, just like she played us.
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