World of Warcraft Dragonflight: Embers of Nelthario: New Zone, Raids Revealed

Zaralek Cavern
Zaralek Cavern / Blizzard Entertainment

World of Warcraft's next major content update, Embers of Nelthario, enters the Public Test Realms later today. Here's what you need to know about the new zone and raids heading to the MMORPG.

Embers of Nelthario is set to drop into World of Warcraft Dragonflight with the 10.1 update, but the content will hit PTR later today. As part of the expanded story, the fallen Earth-warder Neltharion has kept a secret laboratory underground below the Dragon Isles.

The newly freed Incarnates, along with a rebel band of Dracthyr led by Scalecommander Sarkareth pose a threat as each fight to gain access to the lab and control over Neltharion’s secrets.

The update features a number of new features, including brand new zone, Zaralek Cavern, and new Raid, Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible.

WoW Dragonflight: Embers of Nelthario: New Zone, Raids Revealed

As part of WoW Dragonflight's Embers of Nelthario update, players can expect to experience the following:

Zaralek Cavern

Zaralek Cavern
Zaralek Cavern / Blizzard Entertainment

This new zone features new quests, NPCs to befriend — the molefolk known as Niffen and the Drogbar, deeper exploration, dragonriding updates and more. Players will also encounter new rare and elite creatures and claim new treasures.

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible.
Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. / Blizzard Entertainment
  • Aberrus is a secret laboratory hidden within Zaralek Cavern and where Neltharion not only created the Dracthyr but also succumbed to the whispers of the Old Gods.
  • Players will face nine bosses in an effort to thwart the incarnates as well as Scalecommander Sarkareth, whose forces seek to claim the legacy of the Dracthyr.
  • Like Season 1, normal, heroic, and mythic difficulties will release simultaneously.