WoW Classic Naxx COUNTDOWN: Naxx Has Arrived - Release Time, Scourge Invasion, Naxxramas, Attunement, Phase 6, Tier 3 & more

WoW Classic is about to enter Phase 6, which introduces the final raid - Naxxramas.

Naxx will begin with the Scourge Invasion, a massive attack that will threaten every zone in Azeroth.

Here's everything you need to know about Naxx, the Scourge Invasion, and Phase 6 of Classic WoW.

Latest News - How to get Attuned to Naxx

Naxxramas will requirement attunement in Classic WoW, much like Blackwing Lair (BWL) and Molten Core (MC).

Naxx's attunement process is a bit different, however.

Naxx attunement requires an exchange of materials and gold, where grinding up your reputation with the Argent Dawn will mean a massive discount.

This is where the Scourge Invasion will be a big help, as participating in the event will earn you plenty of Argent Dawn reputation.

For a full breakdown on everything you'll need to get attuned to Naxxramas in Classic WoW, you can check out our guide here.

Release Time

Naxxramas will arrive in Classic WoW on 3 December at 5:00pm EST!

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THE SOURCE: Naxx will empower the Scourge Invasion to threaten all of Azeroth

It's unclear whether this will involve servers going down first, or be updated live.

The Scourge Invasion

Naxxramas will kick off with a massive event where players must defend Azeroth from the Scourge Invasion.

The Scourge Invasion will target nearly every zone in Classic WoW. Players must clear these zones of Scourge to protect them, and after defending 300 zones, the Scourge Invasion will be repelled on the server.

READ MORE: Classic WoW: Naxxramas Scourge Invasion - Reputation, Zones & more

Most Classic WoW players will take advantage of the Scourge Invasion to grind up rewards that will be massively helpful in Naxx.

This includes items with extra effects against Undead (which works for most enemies in Naxx), as well as reputation with the Argent Dawn which is useful for getting your Naxx attunement.


Naxx will be a massive Classic WoW raid which is much more difficult than previous content.

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A NEW THREAT: Naxx features 15 bosses with devastating strength

Naxxramas features a whopping 15 bosses across 4 quarters.

The boss list includes:

  • Anub'Rekhan
  • Grand Widow Faerlina
  • Maexxna
  • Noth the Plaguebringer
  • Heigan the Unclean
  • Loatheb
  • Instructor Razuvious
  • Gothik the Harvester
  • The Four Horseman
  • Patchwerk
  • Grobbulus
  • Gluth
  • Thaddius
  • Sapphiron
  • Kel'Thuzad

READ MORE: Classic World of Warcraft: Massive Ban Wave Targets Thousands

These bosses can be found in the following zones:

  • The Arachnid Quarter
  • The Plague Quarter
  • The Military Quarter
  • The Construct Quarter
  • Frostwyrm Lair

Tier 3

The end goal for many Classic WoW players is Tier 3 armor sets, which is BIS for most classes.

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FINAL FORM: Tier 3 is the final step for many classes in WoW Classic

Naxxramas unlocks Tier 3 armor, which can be earned by accruing mats, doing quests, and looting Desecrated tokens.

WoW Classic Patch 1.13.6

Patch 1.13.6 introduce tons of gameplay changes to Classic WoW on 1 December, including bug fixes, new skill books, rep gear, and plenty more.

READ MORE: Classic WoW Patch 1.13.6 Notes - Naxxramas, Scourge Invasion, Cenarion Circle

The patch even featured changes originally from Burning Crusade that have now been pushed to the Vanilla game.

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