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World of Warcraft: Classic Season of Mastery
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
  Portion of Team 2
Publisher(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms Microsoft Windows, macOS
  • WW: November 16/17, 2021[1]
Latest release 1.14.3
Genre(s) Season
Season chronology

Season of Mastery

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World of Warcraft: Classic Season of Mastery (abbreviated as SOM) is the first seasonal launch of World of Warcraft: Classic following its original debut in 2019. A fresh take on Classic, it gives players a chance to start fresh in new realms with additional changes for a more challenging raiding experience.


The open beta started on October 5, 2021. It was released on November 16, 2021.

Phases have been adjusted and will unlock every couple months in a 12-month period.


There are some changes to make raiding more challenging compared to the 2019 release. All the changes are listed on patch 1.14.1, with notable changes listed below:

  • World buffs (like [Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer] and others) disabled in Raid instances
  • Restoring mechanics that were removed early on to some Raid bosses
  • No boss debuff limit (up from 16 debuffs in 2019 Classic)
  • Increased health on bosses, to offset player buffs and the removed debuff limit
  • [Soul of Iron] system

Due to the faster phase release cycle, there are a few quality of life improvements:

  • Faster leveling (increased experience gains), following along the lines of leveling from 1-60 in Burning Crusade Classic, from an [Adventure Awaits] buff
  • Meeting Stones converted to Summoning Stones
  • Increased Mining and Herbalism nodes




  1. ^ WoW Classic Season of Mastery is Now Live!. Blizzard Entertainment (2021-11-16).
  2. ^ Season of Mastery Phase 2 Begins December 16. Blizzard Entertainment (2021-12-13).
  3. ^ Season of Mastery: Descend Into Blackwing Lair on February 10. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-02-01).
  4. ^ WoW Classic Season of Mastery: Enter Zul'Gurub March 3. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-02-28).
  5. ^ Season of Mastery: The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort is Now Live!. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-04-21).
  6. ^ Season of Mastery: Enter the Dread Citadel Naxxramas on July 28. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-07-27).

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