WoW Battle of Dazar’alor raid guide: How to get to Dazar’alor

December 11 is pretty close which means it’s exactly the moment to learn everything about the Battle of Dazar’alor raid, the first opened raid in patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance. We’ve prepared a complete Battle for Dazar’alor guide for you to be fully armed for a meeting with 9 bosses, get those rewards, tame new pets and mounts plus master the new Dazar’alor transmog weapon and armor. Warning: you may get blind with those brilliant graphics made for the raid. This journey is going to be full of surprises and a bit overcrowded as you will need real help to win!

Strategy of Dazar’alor raid: Alliance and horde roles

The question you wish to get the answer for is how to get to Dazar’alor? Let’s move straight to Horde territory, the new continent introduced in Battle for Azeroth. Somewhere close to the capital city Zuldazar. Dazar’alor raid is unique in everything. Two factions which have been enemies since ancient times finally have a chance to get a massive encounter against each other.

Strategy of the raid: Alliance and horde roles

So, Alliance makes the attack when Horde does its best to defeat its territory. If you belong to Alliance Army you will find yourself in the ports, near the docks, from where your adventure will start. Then you will move slowly to the pyramids in the center of Zandalar.

Battle for Dazar’alor Bosses

Horde Bosses

Horde path to the victory includes bosses:

1. Champion of the Light:

2. Stormwall Blockade:

3. hai

4. hai

5. hai

6. hai

Alliance Bosses

Alliance Army is going to meet with these enemies:

  1. Champion of the Light.
  2. hai
  3. hai
  4. hai
  5. hai
  6. hai

Horde starts from the opposite side and moves toward the south of their continent trying to push back the Alliance and prevent it from taking the High Seat and lock the army in port. Both factions will have hot combats with 9 bosses each in Battle for Dazar’alor. Also, check our Dazar’alor Achievements guide.

As you see some names are the same in both tables which means that the mechanics of the bosses are pretty similar. The order of the encounters is not exact which is not principal.

WoW Battle of Dazar’alor Raid Rewards: mounts and pets descriptions

9 bosses in WoW Dazar’alor automatically means 9 chests with rewards. Here is a list of those treasures we are aware of already. Learn our the fullest Battle of Dazar’alor raid Bosses guide.

New mounts:

  • hai that is from goblin world. You can get it after the battle with High Tinker Mekkatorque.


  • hai is available in Mythic mode when Horde wins over Jaina Proudmoore.

Glacial Tidestorm

  • Dazar’alor Windreaver is a mystical beast, is a part of achievement Glory of the Dazar’alor Raider.

Dazar'alor Windreave

Dazar’alor new pets:

Newest updates for Battle of Dazar’alor 

  • hai: Lessens the effects of hai while battling Lady Jaina Proudmoore.
  • hai and hai, drops from Jaina, are now part of a two-piece set, hai. Your auto attacks are tinged with the rime of the high seas, dealing 220 Frost damage to your target and reducing their movement speed by 10% for 4 sec.
  • hai: Your attacks have a chance to fire hai dealing 3552 Nature damage.
  • hai: Increases your Kul Tiran or Zandalari Engineering by 5.
  • hai: You move 20% faster while piloting a mount created by an Engineer. This does not stack with other movement speed increasing effects.
  • hai and hai form the set hai, Your primary stat is increased by 150 while you are in Zuldazar.
  • hai: Besides the usual trinket effect, this item will also port you to a Totem of Paku.
  • hai: Looting gold increases your movement speed by 30% for 6 sec.

Battle of Dazar’alor Map

How to get to Dazar’alor? Battle of Dazar’alor is situated within an instance edition of Zuldazar. Alliance players may input the raid in Boralus, whereas Horde will input the raid close to the Zocalo at Zuldazar.

How to defeat the boss strategy: both alliance and horde

That is not an easy task to get acquainted with all 9 Dazar’alor raid bosses in one guide. But you will get a great idea of what you expect in the scenario of every battle now.

Champion of the light

This is the name for the same boss known as Frida Ironbellows and Ra’wani Kanae depending on the faction you play for. The mechanics of the boss is not difficult. The source of power is sealed which boss uses to empower her army. Keep an eye closely at her energy rate: once it’s 100% the seals will give their magic power to your enemies. She deals melee attack with Sacred Blade and Divine protection as the main spells.

King Grong/ Grong the Revenent

One stage, one room for an encounter. Boss is an expert in dealing Shadow and Nature Damage, Reverberating Slam for Physical damage, Ferocious Roar to scream and frighten the enemy till death. Stay away from Flying Ape Wranglers which set the Megatomic Fire. Another thing is Apetagonizer 3000 that gives extra points to boss’s rage.

Jadefire Masters (Ma’ra and Anathos Firecaller)

Ma’ra Grimfang is a Monk who knows perfectly the power of earth, Storm and Fire. Anathos Firecaller is a Mage, expert in the fire. You can do whatever you want with them but once their power reaches 100 (together) they transform into the Jade Serpent and a Phoenix. Now they use Dragon’s Breath that burns everyone with 20 Fire Damage every second for 2 seconds.


Wish to get the chest of treasure that belonged to King Dazar? This is all about jewels and gold. Boss is for Horde as here it must use the power of Zandalari Crown Jewels. Each gem has its role and power: Diamond of the Unshakeable Protector, Tailwind Sapphire, Amethyst of the Shadow King, Ruby of Focused Animus and finally Topaz of Brilliant Sunlight, Emerald of Earthen Roots together with Opal of Unleashed Rage. There will be two stages, also available in Mythic mode with special abilities.

How to defeat the boss strategy in dazar'alor

Conclave of the chosen

Meet the Loa and his assistants called aspects. They will attack you like crazy and each time when you will kill one of them another aspect will restore its health. Find the way to kill them all otherwise the battle will be eternal.

High Tinker Mekkatorque

Here is a chance for you to discover all those wonders of enginery and new weapons that trolls and goblins have invented. Gnomish Force Shield is made exactly to disable the enemies. The combat is not easy as there will be 3 stages where you will fight with Electronic Strikes, Wormhole Generator: teleport, blast and many other weapons.

Stormwall Blockade

On contrary to the previous boss, armed with iron and technique, this one communicated with tide priests Kathrine and Joseph, Kul Tiran humans, and its power is in water. They know the rituals of calling on the storm to organize a blockade of the enemy.

King Rastakhan

Having so many servants the King simply will not allow you feeling comfortable while attacking him. The Loa will give him his power and will take you all the realm where the battle will get its finish.

Lady Jaina

Sure, she also is not alone. The fleet, the marines and corsairs are there behind her back. Three stages where you should do your best to resist the freezing spells of this boss.

6 thoughts on “WoW Battle of Dazar’alor raid guide: How to get to Dazar’alor

  • January 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Now I do not know if this is the case, but I haven’t seen it anywhere.

    That said it would be very cool if the trash packs in the raid use actual battle formations, like a shieldwall or sort of a phalanx, and not just stand/walk around in clumps.

    We already know they can male npc knock one back when getting close to them. They could do the same thing here.

    Just a thought.

  • January 14, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Exactly why for Alliance just inch agility polearm(“Hornridged Crusher”) is likely to soon be dropped from BoD raid from Grong that the Revenant (A).
    However, also for Horde – two agility polearms. “Hornridged Crusher” out of Grong that the Jungle Lord (H) and also”Docksplitter Siege Hook” out of Stormwall Blockade?

  • January 16, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Considering the terrible state of most bosses in the previous tests I’d expect at least one additional set of testing for all bosses – with that in mind, most people haven’t really bothered yet.

  • February 15, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Raid design and art design has been the best it’s ever been in BfA. Uldir is one of my favorite first tier raids of all time (probably #2 behind TBC’s Kara) and now this one is looking to be great as well. The issue is that the class design makes the experience worse because of the recent pruning and GCD changes.

  • February 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Raid looks really great, but thing what pissing me off is fact then Blizzard just decided to strip Zuldazar apart and just destroy that civilization. But as Alliance players just saving Kul Tiras and there is no dmg at all (if you dont count Drustvar, but ore can be imported from Allaince, so strategycli, this war is already won by Alliance, bcs orde is slowly falling apart thanks to Sylvanas and theyr alies are being eradicatid by everything.

  • February 28, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I don’t understand the logic behind this raid.
    I mean, yeah Alliance attacks Dazar’Alor and Horde defends it, okay, but if my understanding is correct, even if Alliance kills Rastakhan, Horde still wins (again) by beating Mekkatorque and Jaina…


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