WoW Sepulcher Of The First Ones: Release Date, Raid Bosses, and More

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The WoW Shadowlands 9.2 raid, The Sepulcher of the First Ones, is fast approaching. Soon players will open the doors to the ancient ruins where the First Ones presumably lie, and the Jailer looks to take their power for his own to rewrite reality and create an eternal realm of death.

Located in Zereth Mortis, players will follow Jailer to this new land that was home to the Firest Ones where they made the Shadowlands and many other afterlives for the dead souls of Azeroth and beyond.

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A Sepulcher is a room in which the dead lie, so the First Ones are likely to be found inside of the Tomb, but little surrounding them is known, so either they will not be seen at all, or maybe they are still alive and will interfere with the jailer's plans before he is able to set them in motion.

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As always there will be the three main difficulty options (normal, heroic, mythic) and LFR to open later, however during the first week when normal and heroic open, the final three bosses will not be available until the following week once mythic opens.

This unique raid could set up new storytelling options if done well and set the standard for the upcoming expansion, which is yet to be announced.

Latest News

23 February 2022 -

WoW: Shadowlands Patch 9.2, Eternity’s End, is now live and there's a brand new launch trailer. It also means we're one step closer to the launch of Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid.

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10 February 2022 -

Blizzard has at long last announced the release dates for the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid coming with the start of Season 3. We've updated this page with all the key details.

Sepulcher of the First Ones Overview

Raid bosses: 11
Difficulties: Raid Finder, Normal, Heroic, Mythic
Level: 60
Raid Finder Minimum Item Level: 220

Release Date

Blizzard has confirmed that World of Warcraft's Sepulcher Of The First Ones Raid will release on March 1. This, however, is only the first part of the raid's unlock schedule. You can find the complete unlock schedule, just below:

  • March 1 – Normal and Heroic difficulties. Note that the last three bosses (Lords of Dread, Rygelon, and The Jailer) will NOT be available in this first week.
  • March 8 – The remaining three bosses unlock for Normal and Heroic. All bosses are available for Mythic. Raid Finder Wing 1: Ephemeral Plains (Vigilant Guardian, Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener, Artificer Xy'mox, Halondrus the Reclaimer) becomes available.
  • March 22 – Raid Finder Wing 2: Cornerstone of Creation (Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle, Prototype Pantheon, Lihuvim, Principal Architect) becomes available.
  • April 5 – Raid Finder Wing 3: Domination's Grasp (Anduin Wrynn, Lords of Dread, Rygelon) becomes available.
  • April 19 – Raid Finder Wing 4: The Grand Design (The Jailer) becomes available.

Sepulcher Of The First Ones Bosses

Blizzard has said they want the raid to be told in two halves, with the 8th encounter set to end the first half, with Anduin Wrynn being as strong as any final boss, and then followed by the final three who lead up to the Jailer Encounter to end the second story. All 11 bosses are as follows:

Vigilant Guardian

This eternal guardian lies in wait, keeping a timeless vigil over the entrance to the Sepulcher of the First Ones.

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Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener

With the Sepulcher of the First Ones vulnerable, devourers swarm in to feed their hunger. Among these aberrations is the ravenous Skolex. As the great worm consumes vast amounts of ephemera, the Sepulcher is thrown out of balance and threatens to collapse upon itself.

Artificer Xy'mox

After his defeat in Castle Nathria, Artificer Xy'mox sank back into the shadows to plot his next heist. With the Sepulcher of the First Ones now vulnerable, Xy'mox has summoned the full might of the Xy Cartel to plunder the ancient knowledge and powerful relics buried there.

Dausegne, The Fallen Oracle

Dominated by the Jailer, Dausegne leads the Mawsworn in a battle to gain control of the Forge of Afterlives. The Jailer plans to use its power to unleash an eternity of torment upon all of reality.

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Prototype Pantheon

Bereft of the cosmic spirits of the Eternal Ones, these incomplete host bodies can only carry out their base directives without mercy or compassion. With the enemy at the gates, Lihuvim has little choice but to activate these dangerous prototypes.

Lihuvim, Principle Architect

With meticulous care, Lihuvim weaves ephemera into being in accordance with the hallowed will of the First Ones. Now this process is threatened as Mawsworn forces seek to claim this power.

Halondrus the Reclaimer

For eons Halondrus traversed the cliffs of the Sepulcher of the First Ones, fulfilling its sacred purpose of reclaiming ephemera and returning it to the great cycle. With intruders now throwing this pattern into anarchy, the ancient keeper will do whatever it must to maintain order.

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Anduin Wrynn

Controlled by Domination magic, Anduin is being forced to aid the Jailer's plan to remake reality. As time runs out to stop him, the champions of Azeroth must make a difficult choice: defeat the young king to save the cosmos, or risk everything in order to restore his soul.

Lords of Dread

Using subterfuge and guile, the nathrezim have worked for eons to bring the Jailer's plan to fruition. Now, on the brink of their master's victory, they only need to complete one final task to ensure none are left to resist the new order of the cosmos.

Rygelon

Drawn to observe the fateful events unfolding within the Sepulcher of the First Ones, Rygelon succumbed to the Jailer's domination. Now this constellar turns its cosmic power against any who would oppose the Banished One.

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The Jailer

For untold millennia, the Jailer patiently unfolded his plan to reach the heart of the Sepulcher. Now poised upon the precipice of his final victory, the heroes of Azeroth must rally to prevent the Jailer from dominating all of reality.

Loot, Rewards and Achievements

New Mounts and Class Sets

Mounts: Zereth Overseer (Mythic-difficulty Jailer), Shimmering Aurelid (Glory of the Sepulcher Raider)

Class Sets: Each class can obtain an all-new 5-piece set that confers fabulous power to those determined enough to procure them.

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New Achievements, New Rewards

Complete the following achievements to earn a coelenterate mount and title worthy of saviors of reality.

  • Glory of the Sepulcher Raider: Complete the listed Sepulcher of the First Ones raid achievements—Amidst Ourselves; Coming to Terms; Four Ring Circus; Power ON; Shimmering Secrets; The Protoform Matrix; We Are All Made of Stars; Where the Wild Corgis Are; Wisdom Comes From the Desert; Xy Never, Ever Marks the Spot; Damnation Aviation.
  • Mount Reward: Shimmering Aurelid
  • Mythic: The Jailer: Defeat The Jailer in Sepulcher of the First Ones on Mythic difficulty.
  • Title Reward: Guardian of the Pattern

Time-Limited Achievements

Those who defeat The Jailer on Heroic or Mythic difficulties prior to the next raid tier can earn these achievements that they can proudly /flex.

  • Ahead of the Curve: The Jailer—Defeat the Jailer in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Heroic difficulty or higher before the release of the next raid tier.
  • Cutting Edge: The Jailer—Defeat Defeat The Jailer in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Mythic difficulty before the release of the next raid tier.
Updated on February 14 by James Wright. Contributions by Justin Ware.