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Cataclysm Classic All Raids Guide: Locations and Bosses List

By Shirley Huang2024-03-29

In WoW Cataclysm Classic, players are treated to a variety of challenging raids, each with its own unique set of bosses and locations. Here's an in-depth look at the raids available in Cataclysm Classic:

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1. Blackwing Descent

It is located in the upper part of Blackrock Mountain and is another key raid in the Cataclysm expansion.


Bosses List

It includes 6 bosses available for both normal and heroic difficulties. This raid is part of the first raiding tier of the expansion, alongside Bastion of Twilight and Throne of the Four Winds. Players face off against the resurrected Nefarian and his brood, including the likes of Magmaw, the Omnotron Defense System, Maloriak, Atramedes, and Chimaeron.


2. The Bastion of Twilight

It is located in the Twilight Highlands, hosting sinister forces of the Twilight's Hammer cult. Players aim to disrupt dark rituals and confront the cult leader to prevent catastrophic events. This raid requires players to navigate through a series of encounters with unique mechanics, demanding strong communication and strategic execution.


Bosses List

Notable bosses include Halfus Wyrmbreaker, Valiona and Theralion, the Twilight Ascended Council, and Cho'gall, with Sinestra available on Heroic difficulty. No specific attunement is required, but players must be level 85. The raid's linear layout guides you through bosses in a set order without the option to skip or choose an alternative path.


3. Throne of the Four Winds

It is located in the Southwest of Uldum and requires a flying mount to access. This raid is one of the first raiding tiers of the Cataclysm expansion and features two boss encounters, both available on normal and heroic difficulty​.

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Bosses List

Conclave of Wind: The first encounter consists of three djinns - Anshal, Nezir, and Rohash. Each djinn resides on a separate platform and has unique abilities that the raid must counter. This fight emphasizes coordination and mobility, as players will need to move between platforms to engage each djinn and balance their health pools to ensure they are defeated simultaneously.


Al'Akir: The final boss of the raid, Al'Akir, is a battle against the elemental Lord of Air himself. This encounter will test the raid's ability to manage positioning and movement, as Al'Akir utilizes a range of air-based attacks that can quickly overwhelm unprepared groups. The fight includes multiple phases, each introducing new mechanics and challenges to overcome.


Rewards and Loot

Victory in the Throne of the Four Winds offers raiders a chance to earn powerful loot, including weapons, armor, and accessories suited for various classes and roles. Additionally, the raid drops tier set tokens, which can be exchanged for class-specific gear pieces. Notably, defeating Al'Akir may grant players the highly sought-after of the Drake of the South Wind, a rare mount with a striking appearance, though it boasts a low drop rate. Of course, you can use some WoW Cata classic gold to buy this rare mount.


4. Firelands

The Firelands raid in WoW Cataclysm Classic is an epic adventure set in the elemental plane of fire, ruled by Ragnaros the Firelord. It's located in Mount Hyjal, specifically at the Sulfuron Spire, and introduces players to a series of challenging encounters against seven unique bosses, each with their own mechanics​.


Bosses List


Lord Rhyolith


Baleroc, the Gatekeeper


Majordomo Staghelm


Each boss presents unique challenges, from Shannox with his loyal pets to the elemental lord Ragnaros himself. Bosses like Lord Rhyolith require players to manipulate his movements, while Alysrazor offers an aerial combat experience.


Loot and Tier Sets

The Firelands raid is renowned for dropping Tier 12 class armor sets, among other valuable loot. Specific bosses drop different parts of these sets, with the loot being desirable not just for its power but also for its fiery aesthetics, reflecting the raid's theme. Additionally, defeating bosses on heroic difficulty provides access to heroic versions of these sets​.


5. Baradin Hold

Baradin Hold in WoW Cataclysm Classic is a distinctive raid instance located on the Tol Barad peninsula. It's unique because it intertwines PvE and PvP elements, requiring your faction to control the area to access the raid.

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Bosses List

The raid originally debuted with three main bosses, each presenting their own set of challenges and mechanics​.

Argaloth uses devastating attacks and infernal summons to test players.

Occu'thar has a significant health pool, with 27M health in 10-man difficulty and 80.9M in 25-man, alongside an enrage timer of 5 minutes​​.

Alizabal, the final challenge, demands high coordination and skill from players to overcome her deadly abilities​.


6. Dragon Soul

Dragon Soul takes players on a journey from the depths of the Maelstrom to the heights of the Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight.


Bosses List

The raid includes encounters with Morchok, Warlord Zon'ozz, Yor'sahj the Unsleeping, Hagara the Stormbinder, Ultraxion, Warmaster Blackhorn, Spine of Deathwing, and the Madness of Deathwing.


Each raid requires a strategic approach to overcome the bosses, with mechanics that test the coordination, skill, and adaptability of the raiding party. For example, in Blackwing Descent, players must navigate through Nefarian's experiments, dealing with mechanics like electrical discharges and chemical concoctions. In The Bastion of Twilight, the fight against Cho'gall involves managing corruption levels and adds, while the Sinestra encounter is a test of endurance and healing.


The Throne of the Four Winds presents a unique challenge with its platform-based mechanics, requiring players to split their forces and deal with the Conclave of Wind's abilities simultaneously. Al'Akir's encounter is a three-phase battle that tests players' ability to handle constant movement and environmental hazards.


Firelands brings players face-to-face with the minions of fire, where managing fire-based damage and executing precise movement is key to success. The final confrontation with Ragnaros is a multi-phase fight that requires excellent raid awareness and damage control.


Dragon Soul, being the climax of the Cataclysm expansion, offers a series of epic battles leading up to the confrontation with Deathwing himself. The Spine of Deathwing encounter is particularly notable for its unique mechanic of prying up armor plates while managing adds and the constant threat of being thrown off Deathwing's back.


To successfully navigate these raids, players must be well-geared and familiar with the boss mechanics, which can often include complex sequences of events that must be executed flawlessly. Communication and teamwork are paramount, as is the ability to adapt to the dynamic nature of the encounters.


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