WoW Classic WotLK Obsidian Sanctum Guide: Bosses, Loot, Mechanics & More

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Obsidian Sanctum WoW Classic WotLK Guide

Obsidian Sanctum is a different and unique take on the single-boss raid, as coming into World of Warcraft: Classic's latest expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, it holds one boss and three "mini-bosses."

Alongside Eye of Eternity—the other singular boss raid in the expansion—and Naxxramas, the newly added raid will take part in what is the first PvE-centric test players will encounter in the newest expansion in Classic. It's a first of its kind in World of Warcraft as players will jump into a raid with not just one boss to deal with, but also three other mini-bosses that alter the main bosses' encounter.

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With that, here's a guide on Obsidian Sanctum, including its bosses and their mechanics, key loot items, and more.

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All Obsidian Sanctum Bosses in WoW Classic WotLK

The Obsidian Sanctum in the Chamber of Secrets is comprised of one boss, Sartharian—the main boss—and three what would be considered mini-bosses in Vesperon, Shadron, and Tenebron, Twilight Drakes.

In the sanctum, the Black Dragon, Sartharion, is tasked with watching over the twilight eggs that reside in it, while also having help from the three drakes.

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Mechanics for the Twilight Drakes in Obsidian Sanctum in WoW Classic WotLK

This raid, as opposed to Eye of Eternity, comes completely different when it comes to the single-boss genre. Although you have one big bad boss in the middle, if you don't take out his lackeys, you're in for some tough times ahead.

Vesperon, Shadron, and Tenebron WoW Classic WotLK Obsidian Sanctum Guide
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THREE DRAKES: Vesperon, Shadron, and Tenebron help Sartharion in the Obsidian Sanctum
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If left alive, all three of the Twilight Drakes, Vesperon, Shadron, and Tenebron, not only jump into the fight but also greatly enhance Sartharion with the Will of Sartharion buff. This buff increases Sartharion’s health by 25% with 1 drake alive, 45% with 2 drakes alive, and 65% with three drakes alive. Not only does it makes the fight longer, but it also makes it more difficult.

When it comes to fighting against Vesperon and Shadron, each drake is the typical tank and spank, have your tank take on the target, have your DPS bog it down, and have your healers keep the raid group alive. However, about 15-20 seconds in, they will open a portal, here you'll send in a healer, one off-tank, and all of your DPS. Within the portal, you'll encounter each respective drake's disciple. Just take down the disciple, leave the portal realm and finish off the main drake.

For Tenebron, the same can be expected, however, instead of a disciple within the portal, players will encounter several eggs. You must take down as many eggs as possible. Once done in the portal, any remaining eggs will spawn as whelps which can be killed alongside Tenebron.

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Mechanics for Sartharion in Obsidian Sanctum in WoW Classic WotLK

Like any other drake fight, Satharion has his normal dragon-like mechanics. A breath, a cleave, and a tail lash—these should be avoided. However, there's a twist. Because on top of these mechanics, the platform or area where you fight Sartharion, is surrounded by lava and it actively works against you throughout the fight.

WoW Classic WotLK Sartharion
Credit: Blizzard Entertainment
GUARDIAN OF EGGS: Sartharion is tasked with protecting Twilight Drake eggs
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At certain times in the encounter, "the lava surrounding Sartharion churns!" which makes it spawn huge lava waves. If not avoided, these waves place a DoT on any players caught in them that do considerable damage. The waves themselves are fairly easy to dodge if done correctly as they are huge, obvious, and move slowly. They spawn from either the left or right sides of the fight area and have gaps. Run through the gaps to avoid damage. The location of these gaps is predictable as depending on what wave you get, you can dodge accordingly.

Later on in the fight, adds are summoned, like any other normal boss with adds, just cleave them down with the boss. However, if they are hit by the lava waves, they enrage, gaining a will dill 400% more damage.

If wanting to take down Sartharion with all three of the Twilight Drakes alive, it'll just be all of the mechanics from each boss at the same time. Make sure to clear all of the trash first!

Notable Obsidian Sanctum Drops in WoW Classic WotLK

Even though Obsidian Sanctum carries three mini-bosses alongside the main boss, the raid only gives loot from the main boss. It gives several drops that players should look out for in both 10-man and 25-man.

For 10-man, players can look at these items.

  • Majestic Dragon Figurine (Trinket) - Equip: Each time you cast a spell you gain 18 Spirit for the next 10 sec, stacking up to 10 times.
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  • Circle of Arcane Streams (Neck) -
    • +48 Stamina
    • +37 Intellect
    • Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 35 (0.76% @ L80).
    • Equip: Improves hit rating by 31 (0.95% @ L80).
    • Equip: Increases spell power by 53.
  • Signet of the Accord (Ring) -
    • +36 Strength
    • +73 Stamina
    • Equip: Increases defense rating by 31 (6.30% @ L80).
    • Equip: Increases your parry rating by 35 (0.77% @ L80).
    • Equip: Increases your expertise rating by 29 (3.54% @ L80).
  • Crimson Steel (Fist Weapon - Main Hand) -
    • 261 - 485 Damage
    • Speed 2.60(143.46 damage per second)
    • +19 Agility
    • +29 Stamina
    • Durability 75 / 75Requires Level 80
    • Increases attack power by 1241 in Cat, Bear, Dire Bear, and Moonkin forms only.
    • Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 22 (0.48% @ L80).
    • Equip: Improves hit rating by 27 (0.82% @ L80).
    • Equip: Increases attack power by 78.

There are also other significant items such as helmets, shoulders, chests, boots, and pants.

Sartharion drops an extra piece of loot depending on how many drakes are left alive. Additionally, if all three are left alive, he also gives the "The Twilight Zone" Achievement and drops the Reins of the Black Drake.

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For 25-man, players can look at these items

  • Fury of Five Flights (Trinket) - Equip: Each time you deal melee or ranged damage to an opponent, you gain 16 attack power for the next 10 sec, stacking up to 20 times.
  • Illustration of the Dragon Soul - Equip: Each time you cast a damaging or healing spell you gain 20 spell power for the next 10 sec, stacking up to 10 times.
  • Wyrmrest Band (Ring) -
    • +41 Stamina
    • 40 Intellect
    • Equip: Improves haste rating by 32 (0.98% @ L80).
    • Equip: Increases spell power by 67.
    • Equip: Restores 20 mana per 5 sec.
  • Staff of Restraint (Staff) -
    • +85 Stamina
    • +108 Intellect
    • +84 Spirit
    • Durability 120 / 120Requires Level 80
    • Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 68 (1.48% @ L80).
    • Equip: Increases spell power by 461.

There are also other significant items such as helmets, shoulders, chests, boots, and pants.

Like 10-man, Sartharion drops an extra piece of loot depending on how many drakes are left alive. Additionally, if all three are left alive, he also gives the "The Twilight Zone" 25-man version Achievement and drops the Reins of the Twilight Drake.

It's also worth noting that each version drops a Large Satchel of Spoils and a bag.

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