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Blizzard to release next World of Warcraft raid before patch 6.1; Blackrock Foundry launches February 3rd

World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Blackrock

World of Warcraft players rejoice! Blizzard have released the schedule for the next raid for players to conquer, which will be unleashed on February 3rd. Blackrock Foundry will feature this nice gentleman of an orc, pictured above, as the big bad boss. Much loot will be had.

Blizzard will also be releasing a third new world boss into the wild – Rukhmar: a gigantic fiery raven, located in the Spires of Arrak.

The schedule is as follows:

  • February 3, 2015: Blackrock Foundry opens with Normal and Heroic difficulties available. World boss Rukhmar becomes available in Spires of Arak.
  • February 10, 2015: Mythic difficulty becomes available.
  • February 17, 2015: Raid Finder Wing 1: Slagworks (Gruul, Oregorger, and The Blast Furnace) unlocks.
  • February 24, 2015: Raid Finder Wing 2: The Black Forge (Hans’gar and Franzok, Flamebender Ka’graz, and Kromog ) unlocks.
  • March 10, 2015: Raid Finder Wing 3: Iron Assembly (Beastlord Darmac, Operator Thogar, and The Iron Maidens) unlocks.
  • March 24, 2015: Raid Finder Wing 4: Blackhand’s Crucible (Blackhand) unlocks.

Blackrock Foundry is home to that of the Blackhand – one of the several Iron Horde warchiefs. Clad in fiery armour, Blackhand is responsible for producing all of the war machines and weapons for the Iron Horde.

You’ll need to have a minimum of item level 635 if you want to jump into the noob friendly Raid Finder version, so start gearing up!