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WoW WotLK Classic Ulduar Update: Dates, Raid Time, Emblems & More

Everything you need to know about the latest WoW WotLK Classic updated, featuring the Ulduar raid, including dates, times, Emblem changes & more.
WoW WotLK Classic Ulduar Update: Dates, Raid Time, Emblems & More

The next big World of Warcraft (WoW) Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK) Classic update is coming in hot, where heroes of Azeroth will uncover the secrets of Ulduar. As one of the most exciting Classic raids yet, we can't wait for Ulduar to release.

This article outlines changes to Emblems, content in the latest WotLK Classic update, and all the dates and times that players should be aware of, so let's group up and get started.

Update on 20 March 2023: Ulduar is now live in WotLK Classic!

WoW WotLK Classic Ulduar Raid: Opening Date & Time

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Uncover the secrets of Ulduar in the latest WoW WotLK Classic raid when the doors open. (Picture: Blizzard)

While the latest WoW WotLK Classic update releases on 16/17th January 2023, depending on your region, the Ulduar raid doesn't open until a bit later. The Ulduar raid opening date and time in WotLK Classic are 19 January 2023 at 23:59 GMT+1.

Check out a bit of lore text below to get the blood flowing, describing what you can expect in the Ulduar raid:

For millennia, Ulduar has remained undisturbed by mortals, far away from their concerns and their struggles. Yet since its recent discovery, many have wondered what the structure's original purpose may have been. Some thought it a city, built to herald the glory of its makers; some thought it a vault containing innumerable treasures, perhaps even relics of the mighty Titans themselves. Such speculations were wrong. Beyond Ulduar's gates lies no city, no treasure vault, no final answer to the Titan's mysteries. All that awaits those who dare set foot in Ulduar is a horror even the Titans could not, would not destroy, an evil they merely... contained.

Ulduar Boss List:

  • Flame Leviathan
  • Ignis the Furnace Master
  • Razorscale
  • XT-002 Deconstructor
  • The Assembly of Iron
  • Kologarn
  • Auriaya
  • Freya
  • Thorim
  • Mimiron
  • Hodir
  • General Vezax
  • Yogg-Saron
  • Algalon the Observer

As you can see, there are a total of 14 bosses in the Ulduar raid, and we simply can't wait to not press that Red Button again...

New Vault of Archavon Boss in WoW WotLK Classic

There's a new Vault of Archavon boss coming in the week of 23 January 2023. Emalon the Storm Watcher will challenge all who dare enter the east wing of Vault of Archavon raid in Wintergrasp.

Players can defeat him for a chance to obtain select Ulduar Raid Set items, as well as "Furious Gladiator" PvP loot in 25-player difficulty and "Deadly Gladiator" loot in 10-player difficulty.

WoW WotLK Classic Ulduar Update Content

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There's a whole lot of content to enjoy in the new WotLK Classic update. (Picture: Skosiris via WoWhead / Blizzard)

Most of the content in the new WoW WotLK update, except for the Ulduar raid (as outlined in the previous section of this article), will get unleashed on 16 January 2023 (or 17 January for those in Europe). There are Emblem changes, The Argent Tournament, Titan Rune Dungeons, Arena Season 6, and more, all starting on 16 January.

Check out all the content from the latest WoW WotLK Classic update below, as per a detailed blog post by Blizzard.

Dungeon and Raid Emblem Changes

A new Emblem type is now available—the Emblem of Conquest. Emblems of Conquest can be obtained from all bosses in Ulduar and from the “Proof of Demise” Heroic Dungeon daily quests.

Emblems of Valor can now be obtained from all Heroic dungeon bosses, and from the Normal Dungeon daily quests “Timear Foresees…”.

Emblems of Heroism can no longer be obtained from Heroic dungeon bosses. You can exchange Emblems of Conquest or Valor for Emblems of Heroism at a money changer in Dalaran, such as Usuri Brightcoin located at The Cantrips & Crows Tavern in The Underbelly.

New Emblem of Conquest Vendors

New vendors in Dalaran located in the Sunreaver’s Sanctuary for the Horde and The Silver Enclave for the Alliance now accept Emblems of Conquest in exchange for powerful loot like neck, waist, hands, and leg slot items, as well as select Raid Set items and Deadly Gladiator PvP Sets.

The Argent Tournament Begins!

As the might of the Scourge wanes under the pressure of Azeroth's heroes, the Argent Crusade have taken a foothold in Arthas's backyard. Off the northeastern coast of Icecrown, they have sounded the call for the most bold and brave adventurers of the Horde and Alliance to take part in the Argent Tournament. Representatives of all ten faction capitals, from Undercity to The Exodar, have traveled to the tournament grounds to find champions among their heroes who will prepare for the inevitable battle against the enemy of all living beings, the Lich King.

While the tournament grounds are still under construction, you can still travel to Icecrown and visit the Argent Tournament Grounds daily quest hub to prepare for the challenges ahead.

Arena Season 6

After the regional weekly maintenance starting on January 17, a new Arena Season will begin. At the end of Season 6, qualifying players will receive the “Furious Gladiator” title and the fearsome Furious Gladiator’s Frost Wyrm mount. Rating requirements to obtain Furious Gladiator’s gear remains unchanged from Season 5. Also, gear from previous Arena Seasons, including Season 5 gear, can be obtained from Arena and Honor vendors with adjusted costs in some cases, and no rating requirements across the board.

WotLK Classic Titan Rune Dungeons

A new Mysterious Titanic Relic now looms near the entrance of all level 80 Heroic dungeons. Once your party interacts with it and channels its power, the Relic will cause all enemies in the dungeon to gain additional health and damage and additional effects, depending on the dungeon.

Gear that formerly dropped in Normal 10-player versions of Naxxramas, Eye of Eternity, and The Obsidian Sanctum can now drop from dungeon bosses when they’re under the effects of the Mysterious Titanic Relic.

So there you have it, the complete list of content alongside dates and times for the latest WoW WotLK update, with the main attraction being the Ulduar raid. Enjoy, and good luck!


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