RaidBlackwing Descent
Blackwing Descent loading screen
LocationBlackrock Mountain
Race(s)Black dragonflightBlack dragonflightBlack dragonflightBlack dragonflightBlack dragonflight Black dragonflight
End bossNefarian
Raid info
Advised level85
Player limit10/25
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Blackwing Descent is a new raid instance in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The entrance to the raid instance is close to Nefarian's throne in Blackwing Lair and is accessible by flying to the throne on the eastern side of Blackrock Mountain. It features Nefarian as a boss, who returned from the assault on his lair and retreated further into the spire.

Blackwing Descent, along with Bastion of Twilight and Throne of the Four Winds, is meant to be the "Naxxramas" of Cataclysm: entry level raiding.[1]


Little is known about Blackwing Descent at the moment. It is a part of the Blackrock Spire complex occupied by the Black dragonflight and, probably Twilight's Hammer that recently changed sides, as they were previously allied with Dark Iron dwarves inhabiting Blackrock Depths who rivaled for control of the mountain against Nefarian and his minions. However the alliance between Deathwing and Ragnaros in Mount Hyjal suggests the forces of Blackrock Mountain may be fighting as a single army.



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All bosses are up and running ready for you to kill them. However, it has been reported that since patch 4.0.6, Atramedes might be bugged.[2]

The Broken Hall

Vault of the Shadowflame

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