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New information found in patch 3.2 achievements


The first patch 3.2 PTR client is now available for download, which means it's available for datamining. The ever-resourceful people at wirebrain have done just this to all the achievements found in the client, and have unearthed some interesting new details. We are unable to verify this information right now, but here's what they've found.

Read on after the cut for:

  • A new holiday.
  • The names of the bosses in the new raid and 5-man dungeon, and their related achievements.
  • A new Vault of Archavon boss.

To be clear, there will be spoilers.

The new holiday is going to be called Pilgrim's Bounty, and is clearly modeled after Thanksgiving. The achievements most revolve around food, and if you do them all, you get a "Pilgrim" title and a turkey pet.

It seems that there is a Bountiful Table at each capitol, with a variety of dishes to enjoy. There are also a number of new recipes to cook, and various side achievements. See the Wirebrain list for more. Finally, there will be daily quests, like many recent holidays have. I'm not seeing any mention of a special boss.

As for the new 5-man dungeon, Trial of the Champion, it looks like it will have a different set of bosses for Horde and Alliance, with each faction apparently fighting the Grand Champions of the other faction.

  • Ambrose Boltspark
  • Colosos
  • Lana Stouthammer
  • Marshal Jacob Alerius
  • Jaelyne Evensong
  • Argent Confessor Paletress
  • Eadric the Pure
  • The Black Knight

And here's the other:

  • Deathstalker Visceri
  • Eressea Dawnsinger
  • Mokra the Skullcrusher
  • Runok Wildmane
  • Zul'tore
  • Argent Confessor Paletress
  • Eadric the Pure
  • The Black Knight

It looks like the first set are Alliance NPCs that the Horde fight, and the second set is the reverse. After the faction-specific bosses, there are two Argent-aligned bosses, followed by the Black Knight. All I have to say is I hope there is no jousting in this instance, because that is the most boring combat there is in WoW.

As for the raid instance that we are all looking forward to so much, I see the following bosses listed on the achievement list:

  • Gormok the Impaler
  • Acidmaw
  • Dreadscale
  • Icehowl
  • Lord Jaraxxus
  • Edyis Darkbane
  • Fjola Lightbane
  • Final Boss

One of those names looks like a placeholder to me, though I can't put my finger on why exactly. This contradicts the "5 bosses" figure we were given for the raid; maybe some of these bosses are randomly selected, like the bosses in Violet Hall.

There is also a reference in the achievements to "twin valkyr," so the Darkbane and Lightbane bosses are probably part of the same encounter. That still leaves us with 7 bosses, though. If Acidmaw, Dreadscale, and Icehowl are part of the same encounter, either all at once, randomly chosen, or as a sort of gauntlet (like the second boss in Utgarde Pinnacle), that would leave us with the proper 5.

As for the other raid achievements, it's hard to derive too much from them. There is one achievement that refers to reaching the Tribute Chest with 50 attempts left in heroic mode, so I would guess that 50 is the number of attempts you start out with.

Finally, the new Vault of Archavon boss will be named Koralon the Flame Watcher.

Interesting stuff! I'm looking forward to seeing more on the PTR.


Patch 3.2 will bring about a new 5, 10, and 25 man instance to WoW, and usher in a new 40-man battleground called the Isle of Conquest. WoW.com will have you covered every step of the way, from extensive PTR coverage through the official live release. Check out WoW.com's Guide to Patch 3.2 for all the latest!

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