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Season of Mastery WoW Classic
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
Latest release 1.14.3
Genre(s) Season
Season chronology

Season of Mastery
WoW Classic Seasons of Mastery

Season of Mastery Key art

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 5 October 2021. It was released on 16 November 2021.[1]

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

On 14 February 2023, Season of Mastery realms closed, preventing players from clicking the "Enter World" button. Players were able to transfer their Season of Mastery characters for free to any Classic or Wrath of the Lich King Classic realm[7] until the Season of Mastery realms were completely removed on 28 July 2023.[8]


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 Inv misc head dragon 01 [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
  • Inv qirajidol life [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 Ability townwatch [Adventure Awaits] buff
  • Meeting Stones converted to Summoning Stones
  • Increased Mining and Herbalism nodes




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