Known as the Titan prison that used to hold the Incarnates for millennia is now being attacked by the Primalists, led by Raszageth, who are looking to liberate her siblings. In response, Azeroth's champions have to assault the impregnable fortress and break their defenses to put a stop to Raszageth and the Primalists' plans.
World of Warcraft players can expect all types of loot from this raid, some of which will be Blizzard's attempt to change how loot works in raids.
Now that players have gotten to level and gear up, players can't wait to step foot into the new raid.
UPDATED - Vault of the Incarnates is live!
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight's first season is finally live! This means that Vault of the Incarnates has become available.
Players can traverse through WoW Dragonflight's first raid and take on Raszageth, the Storm-Eater, and her horde of Primalists.
For the full rundown on the raid, including strategy, loot, and more, scroll below.
WoW Dragonflight Vault of the Incarnates Release Time & Date
Vault of the Incarnates will release as a part of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight Season 1 which will go live on the week of Monday, December 12, 2022, releasing after each region's respective weekly scheduled maintenance.
Players can expect the update to be in-game following the weekly reset maintenance. Typically the weekly reset brings servers down from 10:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. PST) EST to 11:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. PST), however, this could change. Instead, maintenance could have the same start times but end at a later time of 6:00 p.m. EST (3:00 p.m. PST).
To make sure you don't miss out on the release of Vault of the Incarnates, follow along with our countdown!
Vault of the Incarnates (US Release)
European region players can expect Dragonflight Season 1 to go live after the scheduled maintenance beginning at 03:00 and ending at 04:00 CEST.
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WoW Dragonflight Vault of the Incarnates Release Schedule
For Dragonflight, at least in it's early stages, Blizzard Entertainment is taking a different approach when it comes to raid releases.
Normally, the respective raid launches with the Normal and Heroic versions, with Mythic launching a week later—apart from the Sanctum of Domination raid in Shadowlands.
Instead, this raid will go live immediately with all of its versions available—no more waiting for Mythic week. Its LFR version will remain on staggered release.
Here's the full release schedule:
- Week of December 12: Normal, Heroic, and Mythic Vault of the Incarnates will open with the weekly maintenance for each region
- Week of December 19: Vault of the Incarnates Raid Finder Wing 1 opens
- Week of January 2: Vault of the Incarnates Raid Finder Wing 2 opens
- Week of January 16: Vault of the Incarnates Raid Finder Wing 3 opens
WoW Dragonflight Vault of the Incarnates Bosses
Vault of the Incarnates will house a total of eight bosses. Here's the list of bosses:
- The Primal Council: Embar Firepath, Opalfang, Kadros Icewrath, and Dathea Stormlash
- Dathea, Ascended
- Kurog Grimtotem
- Broodkeeper Diurna
For a guide on the bosses, visit our Vault of the Incarnates guide here.
WoW Dragonflight Vault of the Incarnates Loot
Loot for Vault of the Incarnates will be Blizzard's attempt and changing and experimenting with raid loot in general.
With the new raid, Personal Loot will be removed entirely in favor of Group Loot—which will be Need, Greed, or Pass. Also, trade restrictions will be removed, no longer will players have equal or higher item levels to trade an item.
BoEs (Bind on Equip items) will no longer be dropping from random trash, instead, they have a once-a-week lockout to drop from Lieutenant-type trash which can guarantee several drops each raid. It's important to note that for the first few weeks, Mythic BoEs will be Bind on Pickup.
Certain bosses will have one item that intentionally drops at a higher item level. This will be a guaranteed drop so it will not function similarly to Titanforging. When it comes to item level from loot, there will be three item level tiers: Entry, Wind-End, and Final Bosses.
For more information on the item level drops from Vault of the Incarnates, visit here.