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Info on the WoW Dragonflight raid release, countdown, and schedule

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The WoW Dragonflight Vault of the Incarnates raid is coming, so now is the time to take a look at the release schedule and plan your attack!

Countdown
The mad dash to get geared for World of Warcraft Dragonflight and its first raid is nigh as Blizzard announced the release schedule late yesterday. For many players the first two weeks of the expansion release has been nothing but a scramble to reach the raid's minimum 359 ilvl--and maybe get a snail mount along the way. However, we now have all the official information as to when each leg and version of the first Dragonflight raid will release and where it appears on the schedule starting December 12.

The Dragonflight raid release unlock

Raid bosses: Eight
Difficulties: Mythic, Normal, Raid Finder
Raid Finder Minimum Item Level: 359
RAID UNLOCK SCHEDULE
December 12—Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties.
Week of December 19—Raid Finder Wing 1: The Primal Bulwark (Eranog, Dathea Ascended, The Primal Council) becomes available.
January 2—Raid Finder Wing 2: Caverns of Infusion (Kurog Grimtotem, Sennareth the Cold Breath, Terros) becomes available.
Week of January 16—Raid Finder Wing 3: Fury of the storm (Broodkeeper Diurna, Raszageth The Storm-Eater) becomes available.
<em>The Vault of the Incarnates raid bosses.</em>
The Vault of the Incarnates raid bosses.

New achievements to conquer

Included with the raid release is a new slate of Achievements for players to grab along the way across all difficulty levels.
ALL DIFFICULTIES
Vault of the Incarnates: Defeat the following bosses on any difficulty—Eranog; The Primal Council; Dathea, Ascended; Terros; Sennarth, The Cold Breath; Kurog Grimtotem; Broodkeeper Diurna; and Raszageth the Storm-Eater.
NORMAL DIFFICULTY AND HIGHER
What Frozen Things Do: Defeat Eranog after finding a Frozen Portal Stone and defeating a Burning Behemoth.
Little Friends: Defeat Terros after hitting the three Dormant Earth nodes in his chamber with Awakened Earth and then defeating the resultant Energized Earth creatures.
The Lunker Below: Use fishing to lure the Lurking Lunker living in the lava out, then engage and defeat the Primal Council.
I Was Saving That For Later: Defeat Sennarth, the Cold Breath after finding and freeing 5 mysterious captives using Caustic Eruption, then witnessing their demise.
Nothing But Air: Defeat Dathea, Ascended after collecting 8 Condensed Gales.
The Power is MINE!: Defeat Kurog Grimtotem after destroying the Primal Avatar.
Incubation Extermination: Defeat Broodkeeper Diurna after successfully hatching and defeating lieutenants from each Primal element's eggs within 10 seconds of each other.
The Ol Raszle Daszle: Defeat Raszageth the Storm-Eater after successfully gathering two Concentrated Storm Essences and defeating the Concentrated Storm.

Meta-Achievement and higher difficulties

VAULT OF THE INCARNATES META-ACHIEVEMENT
Glory of the Vault Raider: Complete the Vault of the Incarnates raid achievements listed—What Frozen Things Do, Little Friends, The Lunker Below, I Was Saving That For Later, Nothing But Air, The Power is MINE!, Incubation Extermination, and The Ol Raszle Daszle.
Mount Reward: Raging Magmammot
HEROIC DIFFICULTY AND HIGHER
Ahead of the Curve: Raszageth the Storm-Eater—Defeat Raszageth the Storm-Eater in Vault of the Incarnates on Heroic difficulty or higher, before the release of the next raid tier.
Cutting Edge: Raszageth the Storm-Eater—Defeat Raszageth the Storm-Eater in Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty before the release of the next raid tier.
MYTHIC DIFFICULTY
Title Reward: The Storm-Eater
Eranog: Mythic—Defeat Eranong in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Terros: Mythic—Defeat Terros in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
The Primal Council: Mythic—Defeat The Primal Council in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Sennarth, the Cold Breath: Mythic—Defeat Sennarth, the Cold Breath in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Dathea, Ascended: Mythic—Defeat Dathea, Ascended in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Kurog Bloodtotem: Mythic--Defeat Kurog Grimtotem in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Broodkeeper Diurna: Mythic—Defeat Broodkeeper Diurna in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Raszageth the Storm-Eater: Mythic—Defeat Raszageth the Storm-Eater in the Vault of the Incarnates on Mythic difficulty.
Keep watch on esports.gg for information, raid strategies, and more as WoW Dragonflight progresses!
Will Harrison
Will Harrison
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Will has over a decade of print and digital journalism experience, with bylines in Polygon, The Escapist, The Toledo Blade, The Austin American-Statesman, and more. He's also the host of the World of Warcraft lore podcast Essence of Azeroth, loves Murlocs just a bit too much, and owns too many cats.