Patch 10.1 for World of Warcraft brings many new features into play. Zaralek Cave is the new area that lies beneath the surface of the Forbidden Island. In the dark depths of Zaralek lies Aberrus, the secret laboratory of Neltharion where the fallen Earth Warden conducted dubious experiments eons ago. Aberrus is a spooky place full of dangerous creatures and monsters just waiting to break out of the lab.
The proto-drake incarnations target Aberrus, as does Sarkareth, who leads the rebellious Shatterscale Dracthyr. Both factions appear in Aberrus, but what exactly are they looking for there? And what awaits us in the second raid of WoW (buy now ): Dragon Flight? Attention: After the teaser, which leads you to further WoW information, there are spoilers for the bosses!
What awaits us in Aberrus?
Little is known about the history of Aberrus. However, we already have a list of bosses for you! Aberrus, the Shadow Crucible, has nine bosses in total. Among them are the elementium dragon named Kazzara, failed Dracthyr experiments, and the monstrous fire chimera Magmorax. However, the highlight of the boss list is the Echo of Neltharion. The Earth Warden meets us in Aberrus in his human form. However, he is not the final boss of the instance, but the scale commander Sarkareth. The battle against Sarkareth will likely be the grand finale of Dragonflight’s second story chapter.
Aberrus, the Shadow Crucible boss list
- Dracthyr Experiments
- Invasion of the Zaqali
- Echo of Neltharion
- Scale Commander Sarkareth
The Echo of Neltharion
Most of the villains are unknown to us. But the echo of Neltharion is particularly exciting! WoW veterans still regret that they rarely saw Neltharion, aka Deathwing, in his human form in Cataclysm. In WoW: Dragonflight we finally get the chance to face off against Neltharion. The Earth Warden does not appear in flesh and blood in Aberrus, but as a spirit (as an arcane simulacrum, like the arcane image of Sindragosa in the Azure Mountains). The Dataminer from WoWHead have already discovered a model of Neltharion as a Dragon Aspect.
Neltharion in Dragonflight
Neltharion in Cataclysm
There are several visual parallels between the model from Dragonflight and the old one from Cataclysm. These include the iconic dragon horn shoulders that later adorned the dragon soul warrior tier armor set. How do you like the model? Did you miss Neltharion in his human form in Cataclysm as a boss? And what do you think of the other bosses from Aberrus?