Something is wrong in the state of Elwynn (and Dun Morogh, Durotar and Mulgore for that matter.) Yes, folks, the proverbial faeces has just hit the spinning air-cooling device as phase four of the pre-Cataclysm event just went live on World of Warcraft servers worldwide!

For those not in the know, this the the intense pay dirt/profit phase where the cities of the Horde and the Alliance must be defended from attack by ranging elementals. Let’s not beat about the bush, when I say these things hit hard I mean it. This is strictly an event for the highest level players and portals will allow newbies a quick exit to safer terrain outside the cities. This is not the time to be a level 10 hero, believe me.

Each district of a city must be secured, citizens rescued and the tide of attack turned before portals will pop up allowing entrance to four boss encounters with two portals per capital city. Stormwind, for example, gets Air and Water portals leading to Prince Sarsarun in AQ20 and Kai’ju Gahz’rilla in Zul’Farak while Ironforge has Earth and Fire portals which send you to fight Princess Theradras in Maraudon and Ambassador Flamelash in BRD.

Each boss has a whopping 1.5 million health and just inside the area a faction leader from each city will be waiting with a quest to down the boss. If you do, you also get access to some sweet 251 level loot, some handy cash and the knowledge you’ve saved Azeroth … for now at least. You can, of course, also access the bosses from the Dungeon Finder if you’re nowhere near a capital city only once the cities have been cleared. So what are you waiting for, go save your city already!

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016