Adventure Guide as of Battle for Azeroth.

The Adventure Guide, also known as the Adventure Journal, was introduced in patch 4.2.0 as the Dungeon Journal but later revamped in patch 6.2.0. It lists the phases, abilities, and loot of bosses for raid instances, outdoor raids, dungeons and suggests content at your current level. Notably, the guide does not directly specify tactics to overcome the abilities, leaving the players to figure out the encounter strategy on their own. Each expansion has its own background color.

The Adventure Guide unlocks once the player reaches reached level 11.

Suggested Content

The Adventure Guide suggests content based on a number of factors, such as character level, item level, quest progress, achievements, and more. The Guide is fully interactive, allowing players to accept relevant quests or search for a group via Group Finder with a single click.


Alerts are small icons that bring attention to more important abilities, effects, or even mobs during encounters within the Adventure Guide.

The following icons and what they generally mean:

  • Mythic Difficulty Mythic Only - Only happens during mythic difficulty.
  • Heroic Difficulty Heroic Only - Only happens during heroic difficulty, including legacy raid modes like 10-man and 25-man.
  • Deadly Deadly - An ability that can likely kill its target.
  • Important Important - Something important, or requiring immediate attention.
  • Warning Warning - Precedes important text within a description. The text may also be colored red.
  • Tank Alert Tank Alert - A creature the tank should be aware of.
  • Damage Dealer Alert DPS Alert - A creature the DPS should make their focus.
  • Healer Alert Healer Alert - Healers should be more attentive during this ability.
  • Interruptible Interruptable - An ability that can be interrupted.
  • Magic Effect Magic Effect - A removable magic effect.
  • Curse Curse Effect - A removable curse effect.
  • Bleed Bleed Effect - A removable bleed effect.
  • Poison Poison Effect - A removable poison effect.
  • Disease Disease Effect - A removable disease effect.
  • Enrage Enrage - When the boss enrages.

Instances covered


Since Legion

After Patch 6.2

Since Cataclysm



Patch changes