Battle for Azeroth Season 3 has begun, and with it comes a variety of content updates, including Azshara's Eternal Palace, Operation: Mechagon, Mythic+ Dungeons, PvP and more!

Azshara's Eternal Palace

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Face Queen Azshara’s most devoted champions in an epic new raid—The Eternal Palace.

Ten thousand years ago, as the seas engulfed Zin-Azshari, Queen Azshara forged a dark bargain with N’Zoth that transformed her loyal subjects into the sinister naga. Through millennia of brutal conquest, Azshara has built a new empire from the ruins of the old and now holds dominion over the depths that once threatened to claim her. Ever the gracious host, she has invited the Alliance and Horde alike into her eternal palace to witness her glorious ascension… and their ultimate demise.

Boss Guides

Unlock Schedule

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

July 9 – Normal and Heroic Difficulties
July 16 – Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Abyssal Commander Sivara, Blackwater Behemoth, Radiance of Azshara)
July 30 – Raid Finder Wing 2 (Lady Ashvane, Orgozoa, The Queen’s Court)
August 13 – Raid Finder Wing 3 (Za’qul, Queen Azshara)

Class Guides

Blood Death Knight Guide
Frost Death Knight Guide
Unholy Death Knight Guide
Havoc Demon Hunter Guide
Vengeance Demon Hunter Guide
Balance Druid Guide
Feral Druid Guide
Guardian Druid Guide
Restoration Druid Guide

Beast Mastery Hunter Guide
Marksmanship Hunter Guide
Survival Hunter Guide
Arcane Mage Guide
Fire Mage Guide
Frost Mage Guide
Brewmaster Monk Guide
Mistweaver Monk Guide
Windwalker Monk Guide

Holy Paladin Guide
Protection Paladin Guide
Retribution Paladin Guide
Discipline Priest Guide
Holy Priest Guide
Shadow Priest Guide
Assassination Rogue Guide
Outlaw Rogue Guide
Subtlety Rogue Guide

Elemental Shaman Guide
Enhancement Shaman Guide
Restoration Shaman Guide
Affliction Warlock Guide
Demonology Warlock Guide
Destruction Warlock Guide
Arms Warrior Guide
Fury Warrior Guide
Protection Warrior Guide

Operation: Mechagon

Operation: Mechagon is a new mega dungeon in Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara. The dungeon comes with unique rewards as well as a Hard Mode that you can activate to complete the Keep DPS-ing and Nobody Explodes and Hertz Locker achievements.

Rewards

Video Guide

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Once you’re feeling properly upgraded, it’s time to begin your bid to shut down King Mechagon once and for all and free the mechagnomes from his tyranny. Get ready for Operation Mechagon!

Prince Erazmin leads a group of unlikely allies on a desperate mission into the heart of Mechagon. In a race against time, they must overcome King Mechagon’s army of mechanized monstrosities and defeat the mad genius before his doomsday device purges all organic life from Azeroth.

Dungeon Bosses: 8
Difficulties: Mythic
Level: 120 for Alliance and Horde

King Gobbamak: Obsessed with hoarding dangerous technology found amongst the scrap, King Gobbamak sits upon a pile of doomsday weapons that he lacks the intelligence to operate or understand.

Gunker: After years of coalescing into a concentrated cesspool. Mechagon's toxic waste has gained malevolent sentience. With the sanitation systems disabled, Gunker is free to ooze across all of Azeroth.

Trixie & Naeno: Trixie and Naeno, two of Bondo’s top lieutenants, have a turbulent relationship. While Trixie prides herself on ruthless efficiency, Naeno is the embodiment of chaos while behind the wheel. The only thing they have in common is their penchant for senseless violence, which they enjoy dispensing on anyone foolish enough to wander into their territory.

HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit: Predator of the skies, the HK-8 Aerial Oppression Unit soars over the yard executing its prime directive, disintegrating all trespassers. With impenetrable armor and a lethal host of weapons, it annihilates all who are caught in its shadow.

Tussle Tonks: Mechagon’s premier mechgineers test their mettle (and metal) by building customized combat robots. While these tonks typically battle each other for glory, they combine their efforts to repel foolhardy organic intruders who dare venture into Mechagon.

K.U.-J.O.: As the repository for the city’s refuse, the Under Junk is a prime target for gnomes from Bondo’s gang who intend to steal valuable mechanical components. While Trash Mistress Wendy Cogsworth ceaselessly sorts the city’s junk, her loyal guard dog, K.U.-J.0., keeps out unwelcome intruders—mechagnomes and adventurers alike.

Machinist's Garden: Beautiful and dangerous, Head Machinist Sparkflux's metallic gardens are designed for both recreation and retribution. With a flick of a switch, the idyllic scenery transforms into a death trap from which no interloper can escape.

King Mechagon: As maniacal as he is brilliant, King Mechagon despises all organic life. With his mechoriginator primed and ready, nothing stands in the way of his scheme to purge the curse of flesh from Azeroth and mechanize the entire world.

Mythic+ Season 3

  • With Battle for Azeroth Season 3 the rewards from Mythic+ are going up by 30 item levels: Normal - 370 ilvl, Heroic - 385 ilvl, Mythic - 400 ilvl.
  • Gear from Mythic+ also goes up by 30 item level, however for the first week of Season 3 the gear will be capped at 415 item level.
  • The weekly chest coming next week will not be capped and to maximize the ilvl reward you should clear a level 10 Mythic Dungeon.
  • The gear from Operation: Mechagon has 415 baseline item level.
  • New Affix: Beguiling - Azshara's Emissaries are present throughout the dungeon.

Mythic+ Guides

Blood DK Mythic+ Guide
Frost DK Mythic+ Guide
Unholy DK Mythic+ Guide
Havoc DH Mythic+ Guide
Vengeance DH Mythic+ Guide
Balance Druid Mythic+ Guide
Feral Druid Mythic+ Guide
Guardian Druid Mythic+ Guide
Restoration Druid Mythic+ Guide

Beast Mastery Hunter Mythic+ Guide
Marksmanship Hunter Mythic+ Guide
Survival Hunter Mythic+ Guide
Arcane Mage Mythic+ Guide
Fire Mage Mythic+ Guide
Frost Mage Mythic+ Guide
Brewmaster Monk Mythic+ Guide
Mistweaver Monk Mythic+ Guide
Windwalker Monk Mythic+ Guide

Holy Paladin Mythic+ Guide
Protection Paladin Mythic+ Guide
Retribution Paladin Mythic+ Guide
Discipline Priest Mythic+ Guide
Holy Priest Mythic+ Guide
Shadow Priest Mythic+ Guide
Assassination Rogue Mythic+ Guide
Outlaw Rogue Mythic+ Guide
Subtlety Rogue Mythic+ Guide

Elemental Shaman Mythic+ Guide
Enhancement Shaman Mythic+ Guide
Restoration Shaman Mythic+ Guide
Affliction Warlock Mythic+ Guide
Demonology Warlock Mythic+ Guide
Destruction Warlock Mythic+ Guide
Arms Warrior Mythic+ Guide
Fury Warrior Mythic+ Guide
Protection Warrior Mythic+ Guide

Mythic+ Season 3 Achievements

To track these achievements you can check your profile on Raider.IO or use the following macros.

/run for crit=1,10 do local a,_,c = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(13780, crit); print(string.format("[%s] %10s", c and "\124cFF00FF00True\124r" or "\124cFF888888False\124r", a)) end

/run for crit=1,10 do local a,_,c = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(13781, crit~=10 and crit or 11); print(string.format("[%s] %10s", c and "\124cFF00FF00True\124r" or "\124cFF888888False\124r",a)) end

PvP Season 3

For the first week of PvP Season 3 the end-of-match rewards are going to be capped at 415 ilvl.

PvP Season 3 Mounts

PvP Season 3 Achievements

The Secret Fish required for the achievements Secret Fish of Mechagon and Secret Fish and Where to Find Them have been found by the Secret Finding Discord.

Thanks to the whole community for their efforts in discovering the last remaining secret fish, this couldn't have been done without everyone that was involved.

The Secret Fish Rewards

Completing the achievement Secret Fish of Mechagon rewards you with the Secret Fish Goggles which allows you to find secret fish throughout Azeroth. Completing the achievement Secret Fish and Where to Find Them rewards you with the Hyper-Compressed Ocean toy, which creates a huge water sphere that you can fish in for 15 minutes.

Blizzard has posted a short video guide on how the Heart of Azeroth Essences work in Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara.

To learn more about this system you can check the in-depth guide for Heart of Azeroth Essences on Icy Veins.

Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara is one of the major content updates in Battle for Azeroth, and with it comes many Secrets and Mysteries to be discovered and figured out by the community.

This guide will be kept updated throughout Patch 8.2 and we recommend you use the table of contents to quickly navigate to secrets that interest you and then click on the related pictures to learn more about each secret.

The Secret Fish

The following guide covers how to get all the Secret Fish required for the following achievements: Secret Fish of Mechagon and Secret Fish and Where to Find Them.

Completing the achievement Secret Fish of Mechagon rewards you with the Secret Fish Goggles which allows you to find secret fish throughout Azeroth. Completing the achievement Secret Fish and Where to Find Them rewards you with the Hyper-Compressed Ocean toy, which creates a huge water sphere that you can fish in for 15 minutes.

Fabious

Fabious, one of the mysterious mounts teased by Muffinus, has been found!

To get it all you have to do is take a picture of you and Fabious with the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera MkII. Fabious spawns every 2-8 hours in Nazjatar and slowly circles around the area before despawning. Multiple people can get the mount as long as they all have the Selfie Camera and take a selfie with him.

Here's a list of spawn points and locations in which he has been seen:

/way Nazjatar 27 30 Fabious
/way Nazjatar 39 54 Fabious
/way Nazjatar 40 11 Fabious
/way Nazjatar 49 58 Fabious
/way Nazjatar 49 85 Fabious
/way Nazjatar 75 51 Fabious

Mrrl's Secret Stash

Mrrl is a secret murloc in Nazjatar that sells many unique items, including the Crimson Tidestallion mount required for the Mrrl's Secret Stash achievement.

In the following guide you'll learn how to unlock Mrrl and get access to his Secret Stash, as well as how to play the Murloc Trading Game in order to purchase special items such as the Crimson Tidestallion mount.

Pepe's Robot Costume

Pepe is one of the most beloved and faithful companions in World of Warcraft. Added in Warlords of Draenor, he quickly took over our hearts and became a little celebrity. Nowadays, rarely anyone chooses to venture into new content alone, and with Pepe, you've got a friend with you all the time!

To unlock Pepe's Robot Costume, A Tiny Clockwork Key, you will have to find Pepe at coordinates 68.5 47.9 within Mechagon's Alternate Future.

To get to Mechagon's Alternate Future for the first time you will have to talk to Chromie at coordinates 70 31 in Mechagon when she is up as a daily visitor. If you've been to Mechagon's Alternate Future before and have obtained the Blueprint: Personal Time Displacer (random drop from npcs there) then you can craft and use a Personal Time Displacer to travel to the alternate future of Mechagon.

Postmaster Malown

Postmaster Malown is a hidden NPC that you can summon in the Stratholme Pet Battle Dungeon. If you defeat him you'll get the Malowned achievement and the Burnout battle pet.

To summon Postmaster Malown you will have to find a Discarded Letter throughout the dungeon and then go to the Market Row Postbox. Note that some of the Discarded Letters can only be picked up after you defeat Stage 6 or Stage 9 of the Pet Battle Dungeon.

/way 56.9 50.8 Discarded Letter
/way 59.7 40.5 Discarded Letter
/way 68.9 54.0 Discarded Letter
/way 57.8 36.9 Discarded Letter
/way 40.2 10.4 Discarded Letter
/way 57.7 13.8 Market Row Postbox | Postmaster Malown

Postmaster Malown can easily be defeated by using three pets with Flurry, Dodge and Burrow. For alternative strategies check Buuloki's guide here: link.

Tauren and Gnomes Heritage Armor

The Heritage of the Shu'halo is the heritage armor set for the Tauren and the Heritage of Gnomeregan is the heritage armor set for the Gnomes.

Since these Heritage Armor transmog sets do not appear in the Appearances Tab until learned, and there are no related achievements for unlocking them, we consider these transmog sets hidden and therefore we have added them in our Secrets Database.

Pearl of the Abyss

Pearl of the Abyss is one of the new mysterious items introduced in Patch 8.2. Originally it's source was "Drop", however it was later removed.

The item appeared in the Toy Box for a short while and then it was hidden. The hotfix on July 2 confirms that the toy can now be obtained, but the item is still hidden in the Toy Box.

One item with a similar name has been datamined: Pearl of the Abyss.

Bee Mount

Not much is known about the PH Bee Mount, however it was confirmed to come in Patch 8.2 back at BlizzCon 2018 at the What's Next Panel.

It seems that the mount is not implemented yet, but we can see that it might be related to a reputation grind.

Make sure to get Bumbles (it takes 7 days!) as you will be required to summon the Bee Pet: Bee Is With Me.

In this site update we are publishing a lot of articles documenting Secrets and Mysteries in Patch 8.2, as well as secrets from past expansions, bringing us over 65 secrets documented in our database!

We have also redesigned our menu, the register and log in pages, the mysteries page, and we have release our own discord bot for news. Check below for more info!

Patch 8.2 Secrets and Mysteries

Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara is one of the major content updates in Battle for Azeroth, and with it comes many Secrets and Mysteries to be discovered and figured out by the community.

Secrets Overview Guides

We have published overview guides documenting all the secrets and hidden collectibles from the last four expansions.

Battle for Azeroth Secrets

Legion Secrets

Warlords of Draenor Secrets

Mists of Pandaria Secrets

Website Updates

  • The new collection box in the Secrets Database and Hunter Pets pages now displays how many articles you've marked as "in progress" or "ignored", as well as how many articles you haven't marked yet. This way you will know when we've posted a new article.
  • As an update to the Mysteries page, we have added icons that indicate if a mystery is solved or unsolved. This will also show up on mouseover as shown in this picture.
  • The register and log in pages have been redesigned. It now takes less than 30 seconds to register and all your progress in the Secrets Database will be saved permanently!
  • We are releasing a Discord Bot that you can add to your discord server to stay up to date with the latest news posted on the website.

New Articles

With this new update we have also published twelve new articles in the Secrets Database. Click on the images below to learn more!

Note: The Secrets Database includes things that you can unlock and hidden collectibles that cannot be tracked in the Collections Tab. This includes spell books, unlockable zone upgrades, hidden npcs, hidden questlines and special items.