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For the lore of the raid, see Battle of Dazar'alor.
Battle of Dazar'alor
BDA, BoD
Battle of Dazar'alor loading screen.jpg
Location Zuldazar, Zandalar
Race(s) Zandalari trollZandalari troll Zandalari troll
End boss  Lady Jaina Proudmoore
Instance info
Type Raid
Level 120
Player limit 10/25
Cross-faction? Same-faction only
Art from the Tides of Vengeance reveal livestream

Battle of Dazar'alor,[1][2] (also referred to as Siege of Zuldazar[3] and Battle of Zuldazar)[4] is a raid in Battle for Azeroth, introduced in Patch 8.1.0: Tides of Vengeance. The Alliance assaults Dazar'alor, while the Horde defends it. There are faction-specific raid entrances located in Zanchul and Boralus Harbor.

Alliance start at the docks and climb the pyramid, eventually fighting King Rastakhan. The Horde will defend the city, starting outside on the far north of the pyramid. They fight towards Rastakhan, which will be the middle of the raid for them. They then fight Alliance forces down towards harbor, ending with Alliance commanders and Lady Jaina Proudmoore on the high seas. During the raid you speak to an NPC to play from the other faction's perspective in the middle or final act.

Which race of the opposite faction the player becomes in the flashback is the same as in Mercenary Mode.[5]

Adventure Guide

For ages untold, Dazar'alor has stood at the center of the great and powerful Zandalari empire. Its guards have thwarted numerous attempts on King Rastakhan's life, and it has endured trials both ancient and new. But as war reaches the shores of Zuldazar, the Alliance embarks on a daring gambit to besiege the golden pyramid and sever the Zandalari's bond to the Horde.[6]

Geography

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Maps and subregions

Encounters

The first three bosses are exclusive to each faction. Three bosses are experienced by both factions through flashbacks where they play as members of the opposite faction, with racials associated to their new form.

First act

Horde perspective.
Alliance perspective.

Alliance begin with a naval strike on the docks of Dazar’alor, and the Horde begin the raid by defending against an invasion in the northern jungle of Zuldazar.

Alliance Siege of Dazar'alor

With the bulk of Rastakhan's forces lured into Nazmir, the time has come to storm the city.

Horde Defense of Dazar'alor

The city faces a cowardly Alliance attack, and the Horde's brave champions are the only ones who can lift the siege.

Middle act

Opulence encounter.
The Rastakhan encounter.
Alliance Empire's Fall

Ancient treasures lie deep within the halls of the palace. But beware, for they are guarded by the wrath of the loa.

Horde Death's Bargain

Witness King Rastakhan's defiant stand against the bloodthirsty Alliance invaders.

Horde characters will transform into soldiers of the Alliance for these encounters.

Final act

Mekkatorque encounter.
Stormwall Blockade encounter.
Start of the Jaina encounter.
Alliance Might of the Alliance

Witness the Horde's savagery as they strike at the valiant heroes of the Alliance.

Alliance characters will transform into soldiers of the Horde for these encounters.

Horde Victory or Death

King Rastakhan has been slain, and those responsible must be brought to justice before they can escape.

Narrative

Defense of Dazar'alor

Entering the city

Nathanos Blightcaller|Alliance forces have come ashore in the harbor. They're spreading throughout Zuldazar like a plague. Princess Talanji|We must reach de pyramid before dey do! My father is defending it with only a handful of guards. Rokhan|We gonna be doin' everythin' we can, princess! Gonna start by clearin' dese Dark Irons outta da way!

After defeating Frida Ironbellows

A cutscene plays out:

King Rastakhan says: Bwonsamdi!
Bwonsamdi says: Oh my my my... Does da mighty Rastakhan need ol' Bwonsamdi's help yet again?
King Rastakhan says: Aid us... or you will be de loa of a ruined kingdom with no one to remember your name.
Bwonsamdi says: Hmph.
Bwonsamdi says: Rise, fallen ones!
Bwonsamdi says: Zandalar be ours... FOREVER!
Undead and ghosts rise up and march through the streets of the city.

Back in the Zocalo:

Princess Talanji says: De city surges with Bwonsamdi's power! My father would not invoke dis ritual unless de odds were dire.
Princess Talanji says: I must go to his side at once. Champions of de Horde, please... hurry!
Nathanos Blightcaller says: You heard her. Keep moving!
Through Dazar'alor after defeating Grong
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Halt! You will come no further!
Nathanos Blightcaller says: Proudmoore... Oh, I am going to enjoy seeing you fall!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore says: Why Blightcaller... I don't believe you've ever received a proper burial. I'd say you're long overdue.
Nathanos Blightcaller says: Champions! Find a way around her damned ice walls... or through them!
  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: I will freeze you where you stand!
  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: For the Alliance!
  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: I hope you don't mind the cold!
  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: This... ends... here!
Jaina casts Comet Storm and Frost Nova.

Death's Bargain

At the Terrace of the Speakers
Gelbin Mekkatorque says: Did someone call for an air strike?
Master Mathias Shaw says: Our incursion point is up ahead. Clear a path to the waterfall!
Master Mathias Shaw says: You have the coordinates, High Tinker. Fire when ready.
Gelbin Mekkatorque says: Stand back, heroes! I'll get you inside the pyramid.

Opening dates

Raid Unlock Schedule:

  • January 22, 2019 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
  • January 29, 2019 – Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1
  • February 12, 2019 – Raid Finder Wing 2
  • February 26, 2019 – Raid Finder Wing 3

Achievements

All difficulties

Normal difficulty or above

Mythic difficulty

Loot

AllianceSiege of Dazar'alor
Boss Item Type
AllianceChampion of the Light (Alliance) Intellect dagger
Shield
Strength two-hand sword
Azerite leather helmet
Azerite mail shoulders
Azerite plate chest
Azerite cloth chest
Leather bracers
Cloth bracers
Plate gauntlets
Leather gauntlets
Mail boots
Intellect trinket
AllianceJadefire Masters (Alliance) Intellect two-hand
Azerite plate helmet
Azerite cloth helmet
Azerite leather shoulders
Azerite mail chestguard
Mail gauntlets
Cloth gauntlets
Plate belt
Leather leggings
Ring
Agility triknet
AllianceGrong, the Revenant Agility fist weapon
Intellect off-hand
Strength one-hand mace
Agility polearm
Azerite mail helmet
Azerite plate shoulders
Azerite cloth shoulders
Cloak
Azerite leather chest
Plate bracers
Mail bracers
Leather belt
Cloth leggings
Strength trinket
HordeDefense of Dazar'alor
Boss Item Type
HordeChampion of the Light (Horde) Intellect dagger
Shield
Strength two-hand sword
Azerite leather helmet
Azerite mail shoulders
Azerite plate chest
Azerite cloth chest
Leather bracers
Cloth bracers
Plate gauntlets
Leather gauntlets
Mail boots
Intellect trinket
HordeGrong, the Jungle Lord Agility fist weapon
Intellect off-hand
Strength one-hand mace
Agility polearm
Azerite mail helmet
Azerite plate shoulders
Azerite cloth shoulders
Cloak
Azerite leather chest
Plate bracers
Mail bracers
Leather belt
Cloth leggings
Strength trinket
HordeJadefire Masters (Horde) Intellect two-hand
Azerite plate helmet
Azerite cloth helmet
Azerite leather shoulders
Azerite mail chestguard
Mail gauntlets
Cloth gauntlets
Plate belt
Leather leggings
Ring
Agility triknet
AllianceEmpire's Fall/HordeDeath's Bargain
Boss Item Type
Opulence Agility dagger
Intellect One-hand mace
Warglaive
Azerite plate helmet
Azerite mail helmet
Azerite leather helmet
Azerite cloth helmet
Leather bracers
Mail belt
Cloth belt
Plate boots
Mail boots
Intellect trinket
Trinket
Conclave of the Chosen Bow
Intellect one-hand axe
Strength one-hand sword
Azerite plate shoulders
Azerite cloth shoulder
Cloak
Azerite mail chest
Azerite leather chest
Plate leggings
Cloth boots
Agility trinket
Intellect trinket
 [Enchanted Talon of Pa'ku] Pet
 [Spawn of Krag'wa] Pet
 [Thundering Scale of Akunda] Pet
King Rastakhan (tactics) Agility dagger
Intellect staff
Azerite mail shoulders
Azerite leather shoulders
Azerite plate chest
Azerite cloth shest
Plate bracers
Mail leggings
Ring
Intellect trinket
Trinket
AllianceMight of the Alliance/HordeVictory or Death
Boss Item Type
High Tinker Mekkatorque (tactics) Strength one-hand mace
Gun
Azerite mail helmet
Azerite plate shoulders
Azerite cloth shoulders
Cloak
Azerite leather chest
Cloth bracers
Leather gauntlets
Strength trinket
Agility trinket
 [G.M.O.D.] Mount
Stormwall Blockade Agility one-hand axe
Agility polearm
  • Blockade's Bulwark
    • LFR
    • H
    • M
Shield
Strength two-hand axe
Wand
Azerite cloth helmet
Azerite leather helmet
Azerite mail shoulders
Azerite plate chest
Plate gauntlets
Mail gauntlets
Leather leggings
Cloth leggings
Lady Jaina Proudmoore Intellect off-hand
Agility one-hand sword
Azerite plate helmet
Azerite leather shoulders
Azerite mail chest
Azerite cloth chest
Mail bracers
Plate belt
Leather boots
Ring
Intellect trinket
Strength trinket
 [Glacial Tidestorm] Mount

Notes

  • This raid is unique in that it presents a completely different experience for each faction.
  • The raid was originally hinted at through datamining the map called 8.1 - ZuldazarRaid.
    • Its placeholder name as seen on the 8.1 PTR dungeon journal was 8.1 Raid. The zone itself was called The Siege of Zuldazar, which was the name it was first announced with in a developer liveblog. In a later PTR build, the zone was changed to The Burning of Zuldazar.[7] In a following developer Q&A, they stated that they may call it Battle of Dazar'alor,[2] which became the final name of the raid.
  • Horde players encounter Otoye in the Heart of the Empire to play from the Alliance perspective for the middle 3 bosses.
  • Alliance players speak to Tandred Proudmoore to play from the Horde perspective for the last 3 bosses.

Gallery

Patch changes

References

External links