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World of Warcraft: Classic Season of Mastery

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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
Release
  • WW: November 16/17, 2021[1]
Latest release 1.14.3
Genre(s) Season
Season chronology

Classic
(2019)
Season of Mastery
(2021)
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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.

Release

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.

Changes

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.png [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.png [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.png [Adventure Awaits] buff
  • Meeting Stones converted to Summoning Stones
  • Increased Mining and Herbalism nodes

Videos

References

 
  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).
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