Eternity’s End Raid Preview: Sepulcher of the First Ones
The next World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Content Update is drawing near. Prepare to step into the brink and face Zovaal, the elusive Jailer and ruler of the Maw in Shadowlands before he rewrites the very rules of reality.
With the help of the Primus, you’ll be able to step into a strange new land —Zereth Mortis. Created by the First Ones as a workshop to create afterlives, its denizens—the automa—have built all that exists in the Shadowlands. It is an otherworldly location that defies all concepts of reality or physics. The Jailer intends to use the secrets within to reshape reality and bend it to his malevolent will.
Meet new allies—The Enlightened—delve into the runic and lyrical language of the automa and engage in the campaign to push back the Jailer’s forces before he reaches his end goal within the Sepulcher of the First Ones.
Learn more about what to expect in this content update in our previously published PREVIEW
Pursue Zovaal’s forces into the Sepulcher of the First Ones and prepare for the most epic Shadowlands raid yet—coming with the start of Season 3. Source: Blizzard
The Jailer has breached the Sepulcher, the mysterious heart of the Shadowlands. Should he control its primordial power, he will reshape the cosmos with Death at the fore. As Zovaal prepares to dominate reality, champions of Azeroth charge forth to stop him. Will their resolve outmatch his?
Get Ready for Eternity’s End
Zovaal, the elusive Jailer and ruler of the Maw in the Shadowlands, has made his next move—and with it, he threatens to rewrite the rules of reality. In Eternity’s End, you’ll face him, and perhaps save Azeroth and the Shadowlands from a fate worse than death. Eternity’s End features include:
NEW ZONE: ZERETH MORTIS
Zereth Mortis was created by the First Ones as a workshop to create afterlives. Its denizens—the automa—have built all that exists in the Shadowlands. It is a strange, otherworldly location that defies all concepts of reality or physics. The Jailer intends to use the secrets of Zereth Mortis to reshape reality and bend it to his malevolent will.
MEET THE ENLIGHTENED
The Enlightened are brokers that arrived on Zereth Mortis a long time ago. They no longer see their world in a transactional manner, but instead they treat their dwelling as a sacred place, and hope to answer to a higher calling—the pursuit of knowledge. Find common ground with The Enlightened to succeed and defend Zereth Mortis.
DECODE THE CYPHER OF THE FIRST ONES
The automa of Zereth Mortis speak in a musical language that is incomprehensible to mortal races. Team up with a curious automa sidekick in this new progression system to learn the lost language of the Progenitors and delve deeper into the secrets of Zereth Mortis, unlocking an array of new zone activities, daily quests, events, and rewards.
NEW RAID: SEPULCHER OF THE FIRST ONES
Deep in the Sepulcher of the First Ones lies the key to unlock the Jailer’s plans. Gather the power of the First Ones as you pursue Zovaal into the Sepulcher and fight through his forces—but first, you must face Anduin, and discover a way to resist the Jailer’s terrifying Domination magic.
CLASS TIER SETS RETURN
Harness the power of the First Ones by collecting distinctive class armor sets via raids, PvP, or Mythic+ dungeons. Each set comes with powerful 2- and 4-piece set bonuses that complement your unique abilities.
Raid bosses: 11
RAID UNLOCK SCHEDULE
March 1 – Normal and Heroic difficulties. Note that the last three bosses (Lords of Dread, Rygelon, and The Jailer) will NOT be available in this first week.
This eternal guardian lies in wait, keeping a timeless vigil over the entrance to the Sepulcher of the First Ones.
SKOLEX, THE INSATIABLE RAVENER
With the Sepulcher of the First Ones vulnerable, devourers swarm in to feed their hunger. Among these aberrations is the ravenous Skolex. As the great worm consumes vast amounts of ephemera, the Sepulcher is thrown out of balance and threatens to collapse upon itself.
After his defeat in Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy’mox sank back into the shadows to plot his next heist. With the Sepulcher of the First Ones now vulnerable, Xy’mox has summoned the full might of the Xy Cartel to plunder the ancient knowledge and powerful relics buried there.
DAUSEGNE, THE FALLEN ORACLE
Dominated by the Jailer, Dausegne leads the Mawsworn in a battle to gain control of the Forge of Afterlives. The Jailer plans to use its power to unleash an eternity of torment upon all of reality.
Bereft of the cosmic spirits of the Eternal Ones, these incomplete host bodies can only carry out their base directives without mercy or compassion. With the enemy at the gates, Lihuvim has little choice but to activate these dangerous prototypes.
LIHUVIM, PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
With meticulous care, Lihuvim weaves ephemera into being in accordance with the hallowed will of the First Ones. Now this process is threatened as Mawsworn forces seek to claim this power.
HALONDRUS THE RECLAIMER
For eons Halondrus traversed the cliffs of the Sepulcher of the First Ones, fulfilling its sacred purpose of reclaiming ephemera and returning it to the great cycle. With intruders now throwing this pattern into anarchy, the ancient keeper will do whatever it must to maintain order.
Controlled by Domination magic, Anduin is being forced to aid the Jailer’s plan to remake reality. As time runs out to stop him, the champions of Azeroth must make a difficult choice: defeat the young king to save the cosmos, or risk everything in order to restore his soul.
LORDS OF DREAD
Using subterfuge and guile, the nathrezim have worked for eons to bring the Jailer’s plan to fruition. Now, on the brink of their master’s victory, they only need to complete one final task to ensure none are left to resist the new order of the cosmos.
Drawn to observe the fateful events unfolding within the Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon succumbed to the Jailer’s domination. Now this constellar turns its cosmic power against any who would oppose the Banished One.
For untold millennia, the Jailer patiently unfolded his plan to reach the heart of the Sepulcher. Now poised upon the precipice of his final victory, the heroes of Azeroth must rally to prevent the Jailer from dominating all of reality.
The path to the Banished One’s defeat is paved with treasure.
New Mounts and Class Sets
Mounts: Zereth Overseer (Mythic-difficulty Jailer), Shimmering Aurelid (Glory of the Sepulcher Raider)
Class Sets: Each class can obtain an all-new 5-piece set that confers fabulous power to those determined enough to procure them.
NEW ACHIEVEMENTS, NEW REWARDS
Complete the following achievements to earn a coelenterate mount and title worthy of saviors of reality.
Glory of the Sepulcher Raider: Complete the listed Sepulcher of the First Ones raid achievements—Amidst Ourselves; Coming to Terms; Four Ring Circus; Power ON; Shimmering Secrets; The Protoform Matrix; We Are All Made of Stars; Where the Wild Corgis Are; Wisdom Comes From the Desert; Xy Never, Ever Marks the Spot; Damnation Aviation.
Mount Reward: Shimmering Aurelid
Mythic: The Jailer: Defeat The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones on Mythic difficulty.
Title Reward: Guardian of the Pattern
Those who defeat The Jailer on Heroic or Mythic difficulties prior to the next raid tier can earn these achievements that they can proudly /flex.
Ahead of the Curve: The Jailer—Defeat the Jailer in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Heroic difficulty or higher before the release of the next raid tier.
Mount Reward: Carcinized Zerethsteed
Cutting Edge: The Jailer—Defeat Defeat The Jailer in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Mythic difficulty before the release of the next raid tier.