Summer Challenge: Black Temple
Every week this summer, we’re challenging you to get together with a few friends to explore a part of Azeroth that you may not have seen in a while, or perform a feat that you may have never done. They're World of Warcraft Summer Challenges, and we’re going to be playing along with you as we hunt down rare achievements, get screenshots of amazing bosses, and try to find some awesome gear for our transmogrification sets.
This week’s challenge is: Black Temple.
Long ago on Draenor, the Temple of Karabor was the center of draenei worship. But the devout priests who prayed there are long dead, slaughtered by marauding, demonically corrupted orcs. In the massacre's aftermath the warlocks of the Shadow Council seized the structure and bestowed upon it a new name: the Black Temple.
Located on the Eastern edge of Shadowmoon Valley, Black Temple is home to a whopping 9 raid bosses, including the maniacal Lord of Outland, Illidan Stormrage. This week, we're getting together with friends who haven't yet gotten both of their Twin Blades of Azzinoth, their tier 6 shoulders, pants, or chest piece, or simply want to experience what many refer to as some of the best music in the game.
- WoW Insider's Black Temple Guide, Part 1, by Anne Stickney
- WoW Insider's Black Temple Guide, Part 2, by Anne Stickney
- WoW Insider's Black Temple Guide, Part 3, by Anne Stickney
- Tier 6 shoulders, pants, and chest piece
- Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer
- Black Bow of the Betrayer
- Torch of the Damned
- Staff of Immaculate Recovery
- Soul Cleaver
- The Brutalizer
- Forest Prowler's Helm
When Illidan the Betrayer fled to Draenor (now called Outland), he ousted the Temple's ruler - the pit lord Magtheridon - and claimed his throne as the lord of the blasted world. Despite the bitter retribution of his enemies, Illidan has begun to tighten his grip on Outland from within the profaned sanctum, where he awaits any and all who would challenge his rule.
Please join us in this discussion thread, where we’re talking about this week’s challenge, and looking forward to your stories about how it went for you this week, your screenshots, and your suggestions for other fun reasons to take on this challenge.