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Patch 4.3: Watch Dragon Soul's cinematics

Spoiler alert: If you would rather check out these cinematics in game during the Dragon Soul raid, avoid clicking after the jump.

The Dragon Soul raid is finally here, and Deathwing's time is up. Now that brave heroes have thwarted Murazond's plans in the future, reclaimed the Dragon Soul artifact in the past, and escorted Thrall to Wyrmrest Temple in the present, it's time to put that bad boy to use. There are a total of four cinematics in the Dragon Soul raid, most of them 10- to 20-second transitional movies you get to watch as the action ramps up and Deathwing gets a face full of Dragon Soul.

Hit the jump for the three cinematics that are currently available to watch. We still have not seen the final cinematic, presumably Deathwing's ultimate demise, as of the writing of this article. Hopefully we will have it soon enough.

Spoiler alert: Do not hit the jump unless you want to be spoiled on these cinematics.

The first cinematic has Thrall taking his first shot at Deathwing with the Dragon Soul, clipping him in the back and removing a huge plate off his spine. After reeling in pain, Deathwing composes himself, breaks the Horde's airship in half, and begins his retreat.

The second cinematic, and in my opinion the most epic, features Alliance and Horde members racing through the Alliance airship, jumping out of the drop ship, and parachuting on to Deathwing's back, just like out of an action or war movie. Alliance and Horde, best friends for 10 seconds.

The third cinematic occurs after the Spine of Deathwing encounter and features Thrall taking his second shot with the Dragon Soul. Without his armor plates to protect him, Deathwing takes a shot straight through the chest, knocking him out of the sky and crashing him into the Maelstrom.

As soon as the fourth cinematic becomes available, we'll have it for you here. In the meantime, get out there and experience these for yourself!

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what's ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing -- from astride his back!

Filed under: Machinima, Cataclysm

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