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The Thunder King Is Risen... Or Will, In January - Tier 15! - 13 Bosses?


With the latest PTR build out some data mining has pulled up more info on the upcoming raid in the form of Boss achievements:

  • Cretaceous Collector (New) Defeat Horridon in Throne of Thunder without killing any Zandalari Dinomancers.
  • Forgotten Depths (New) Defeat the bosses in the ancient caverns beneath the Throne of Thunder.
  • Genetically Unmodified Organism (New) Defeat Primordius in Throne of Thunder without any player absorbing a Mutagenic Pool.
  • Heroic: Council of Elders (New) Defeat the Council of Elders in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Dark Animus (New) Defeat the Dark Animus in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Durumu the Forgotten (New) Defeat Durumu the Forgotten in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Horridon (New) Defeat Horridon in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
    The Zandalari brought powerful creatures with them to the Isle of the Thunder King to use as engines of war. Led by the War-God Jalak, the dinomancers of the Zandalari Beast Ward use ancient tribal magics to strengthen the great beasts and command obedience. The horns of Horridon, the fabled mount of Jalak himself, can tear through the stone walls of a keep as a blade cuts silk.
  • Heroic: Iron Qon (New) Defeat Iron Qon in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Ji-kun (New) Defeat Ji-kun in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Jin'rokh tbe Breaker (New) Defeat Jin'rokh the Breaker in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Lei Shen (New) Defeat Lei Shen in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
    The Thunder King himself!
  • Heroic: Megaera (New) Defeat Megaera in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Primordius (New) Defeat Primordius in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
    Deep within the bowels of Lei Shen's island citadel, mogu flesh-shapers formed the saurok out of a magical substance of unknown origin. When the citadel was abandoned, some experiments languished in the dark pools for far too long....
  • Heroic: Ra-den (New) Defeat Ra-den in Throne of Thunder.
  • Heroic: Tortos (New) Defeat Tortos in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
    An ancient giant turtle.
  • Heroic: Twin Consorts (New) Defeat the Twin Consorts in Throne of Thunder on Heroic difficulty.
  • Last Stand of the Zandalari (New) Defeat the bosses occupying the ruins at the entrance to the Throne of Thunder.
  • Praise the Sun! (New) Defeat Nalak, the Storm Lord, in the Lightning Isle.

So, 13 bosses in the new instance? Sure sounds like Ulduar so far, and it's A LOT for a standalone raid (remember Firelands and DS only had 6 bosses each). Of course this is very preliminary data mining so maybe it's still going to change but it sure looks like we're going to be in for a treat with Tier 15! The other interesting this to see will be whether there will be a similar release schedule as we had in tier 14 since the number of bosses isn't that far off.

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That looks strikingly close to the Ulduar-like raid that we have been promised! The screen itself wakes memories of the ascend to the instance portal in Storm Peaks. Just Asian instead of Titan... Looks epic, guess we have to dust off the good ol' PTR client!

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  2. Starym's avatar
    Starym 2012-12-24 14:37:04 UTC — Yea just meant "smaller instances" in general, still a big leap from 8 to 13!
  3. BlackBolt's avatar
    BlackBolt 2012-12-24 10:58:50 UTC — DS had 8 boses btw, not 6. :p
  4. Sorraxe's avatar
    Sorraxe 2012-12-22 23:04:26 UTC — This is very nice. A new year and a new Race to watch and enjoy. Merry X-mas everyone and happy new year.
  5. BDarkS's avatar
    BDarkS 2012-12-22 01:36:04 UTC — Seems its gonna have 13 bosses, its cool
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    halby 2012-12-21 18:52:21 UTC — Can't go wrong with Ulduar flavors.
  7. Thresh's avatar
    Thresh 2012-12-21 16:47:27 UTC — It'd be nice to see another ulduar like instance appear, I loved Ulduar during the wrath, it was easily the best raid instance.