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WoW Classic Dire Maul Has Arrived

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on October 18, 2019 at 6:10 AM
News
Release Date
November 23, 2004
Series
Warcraft
Genre
RPG, MMO
Multiplayer modes
MMO, Online, Online Features
Platforms
Mac, PC
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Charge Into Battle Against Corruption

The WoW Classic Dire Maul launch has kicked off! This high-level 5-man dungeon was one of the first new areas that was put out as post-launch content after the original launch of World of Warcraft, and now the throwback classic version has caught up to this point in time.

Originally released way back in 2005 with World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0, Dire Maul is a 5-man dungeon located in Feralas for players at Levels 54–60. Featuring 16 bosses and more than two dozen quests, this dungeon is sure to provide the higher-level players in the game with a fun challenge once again!

 

As the news post announcing the WoW Classic Dire Maul release states, there's some pretty good loot that players can score. The Orb of Deception will allow you to change your identity to that of the enemy faction, although bear in mind that your name will still show up as hostile to enemy players. The Libram of Focus, Libram of Protection, and Libram of Rapidity can also be acquired via questing, each of which will allow you to apply a permanent enchantment to a leg or head armor slot.

Lastly (though not least), each of the game's nine classes can take on a quest to get their own version of the Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas. This blue trinket will give you varying stats depending on your class.

 

Wow Classic Dire Maul Satyrs

What Comes After the WoW Classic Dire Maul Launch?

Now that we have Dire Maul, what's next? For that, we'll have to look at the Classic Content plan. Next up are the world bosses Azuregos and Kazzak. Zauregos is found in Azshara, and Kazzak is found at the Tainted Scar in the Blasted Lands. These are pretty tough dudes, so make sure you bring a bunch of higher-level friends with some good gear!

 

We're also getting close to the point where we can expect to see the Honor System and PvP rank rewards implemented. Further on down the line, battlegrounds like Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley will be making their debut. In the meantime, you'll have a brand-new (old) dungeon to enjoy.

What do you think of the WoW Classic Dire Maul launch? Are you looking forward to any of the post-launch dungeons in particular? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!