08 Mar 2021 6:07 PM +00:00

All You Need to Know About Shadowlands' New Raid

The next raid in WoW Shadowlands will be Sanctum of Domination.

This was revealed in a big way at BlizzCon 2021!

So what do we know about it so far?

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Latest - Patch 9.0.5 Revealed

While fans are looking forward to the massive Shadowlands 9.1 update revealed at BlizzCon 2021 - update 9.0.5 is almost here to bring a ton of changes now.

These changes include a long list of class buffs and nerfs, the re-introduction of Valor and plenty more, all going live with this week's Shadowlands reset.

Sanctum of Domination

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The next WoW Shadowlands raid, Sanctum of Domination, may just outdo the well-received Castle Nathria.

The raid already promises some massive enemies to take on, and with more bosses left to reveal, the hype is very real.

Bosses

We don't have a full Sanctum of Domination bosses list just yet, but we do know some of the enemies that players will take on in the new 10-boss raid.

BlizzCon 2021 Sanctum of Domination Presentation
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THE REVEAL: BlizzCon gave us our first looks at Sanctum of Domination

This list includes some of WoW's biggest characters and threats - including Sylvanas Windrunner, Kel'Thuzad, the Eye of the Jailer, and the Tarragrue.

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Along with these four enemies, Sanctum of Domination will feature six other boss fights that have yet to be revealed.

READ MORE: Massive Castle Nathria Nerfs Arrive in New Shadowlands Update

Story

Sanctum of Domination will be a massive point in the WoW Shadowlands story, according to Blizzard.

WoW Shadowlands Sylvanas Windrunner Anduin Wrynn imprison
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THE BANSHEE QUEEN: Sylvanas has the biggest part to play in the upcoming Shadowlands raid

Sanctum of Domination will give players more insight into The Jailer, and his private torture chamber. The raid also looks to culminate with something big from The Banshee Queen, Sylvanas Windrunner.

"The aftermath of that fight is going to be a very pivotal moment, not just for the Shadowlands but for Sylvanas as well," said World of Warcraft Technical Director Frank Kowalkowski in a recent interview.

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WoW Shadowlands Anduin Wrynn Death Knight Arthas
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UNHOLY: Anduin Wrynn is making some big changes

With Anduin Wrynn undergoing a sinister transition as well, and the covenant storylines intersecting once more, things could really catch fire in Sanctum of Domination.

Watch the Shadowlands 9.1 Chains of Domination trailer below:

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Update 9.1

Sanctum of Domination will go live in the WoW Shadowlands 9.1 update, and fans have very high expectations for the patch.

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NEXT STEP: Shadowlands 9.1 offers tons of new content

That's because of some massive reveals at BlizzCon 2021 that pointed to the update being the biggest of the expansion by far.

Along with the sheer amount of changes coming with Shadowlands 9.1, including new zones, a new dungeon, Sanctum of Domination, flying in Shadowlands, and more - a long wait has helped build anticipation.

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