FEEDBACK: Blackwing Lair -- All Encounters

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#1 - Jan. 25, 2022, 11:49 p.m.
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The Season of Mastery 1.14.2 PTR is open for testing the entirety of Blackwing Lair.

Please reply to this thread with your thoughts about anything you encounter, from Razorgore to Nefarian.

To ease the testing of Nefarian specifically, we’ve added a shortcut back to him. If you die, you can speak with a spectral NPC at the Thorium Point graveyard, and he will port you to Nefarian’s room so you can restart the encounter.

Thank you!

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WoW Classic Game Producer
#6 - Jan. 28, 2022, 11:57 p.m.
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. This is super helpful.

A few updates on BWL bosses:


  • The Unstable Chromatic Drake sometimes not firing its abilities is a bug which we are looking into.
  • We’ve done some tuning on the Chromatic Drake’s abilities, which should be present on the PTR very soon.


  • Burning Adrenaline now grants spell casters additional spell haste. This is not reflected in the tooltip.
  • Burning Adrenaline no longer persists when the encounter ends or players leave Blackwing Lair.

Broodlord Lashlayer

  • Disconnects during Broodlord Lashlayer and the suppression room should be resolved now.


  • Resolved an Issue that caused Firemaw to turn and face players other than its active threat target when applying debuffs.
  • The Static Discharge area effect that fires when reaching 10 stacks of Static Electricity should now respect line of sight.

Ebonroc and Flamegor

  • There are additional tuning adjustments planned for this encounter. Stay tuned!


  • Nefarian’s Drakonid adds had an issue that was causing them to spawn too quickly in phase 1 which is now resolved.

If you are planning to test BWL on PTR, feel free to shoot an email to with the times you are planning to test (please specify your local timezone!). We’d love to hop in and observe organized groups as they are progressing on these encounters. Thank you!

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WoW Classic Game Producer
#10 - Feb. 2, 2022, 12:10 a.m.
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Hi Everyone,

We gathered a lot of great data over the weekend and our designers have made or are in the progress of making adjustments to bosses in Season of Mastery Blackwing Lair, as well as several additional general adjustments to Season of Mastery realms.

We are planning to restart the Season of Mastery PTR realms on Thursday February 3 at 3:00 PM PST to pick up these changes.


  • The amount of loot dropped by bosses in Onyxia’s Lair, Molten Core, and Blackwing Lair has been in creased by 1 item per boss.
  • There is now a chance to “proc” additional potions, elixirs, and flasks when max-level alchemists craft any of these types of items.
  • The “Adventure Awaits” quest experience buff has been increased from 40% to 100%.

Blackwing Lair

  • The global health buff applied to all creatures in Blackwing Lair other than Vaelastrasz (whom has his own hand-tuned health values) has been removed.


  • The Unstable Chromatic Drake add should once again properly use his abilities.
  • The damage component of the Unstable Chromatic Drake’s Azure Bolt ability has been removed.


  • Essence of the Red now lasts 4 minutes up from 3.
  • Burning Adrenaline will now target the primary threat target earlier in the encounter.

Ebonroc and Flamegor

  • A text emote has been added to telegraph when Ebonroc and Flamegor begin casting Wing Buffet.
  • Ebonroc and Flamegor will now root themselves in place and face each other when casting Wing Buffet.
  • There is now a cooldown between when Wing Buffet is cast and when Shadow Flame is cast.
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WoW Classic Game Producer
#14 - Feb. 2, 2022, 12:37 a.m.
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Fair point, but some context that isn’t immediately obvious is that the health buff was not nearly as large as Molten Core. This should be a pretty nominal change. We’d definitely like to see how it feels after all of our changes are in place though. We’d love to hear your feedback after you’ve seen it as well!