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WoW Dragonflight 10.1 – Embers of Neltharion Overview

Welcome to the exciting new chapter of World of Warcraft released with Season 2 Patch 10.1 for Dragonflight expansion. This new season, along with the Embers of Neltharion patch, promises to bring many new updates to keep players engaged and entertained for hours on end.

Our article presents an in-depth view of the new features in World of Warcraft Dragonflight Season 2, like a new zone, dungeons, raids, gear, and other useful information. So, whether you are a WoW experienced gamer or a new player just getting started, now is the perfect time to jump into the action and start your new adventure.


Table of content

In the following list, we present a little breakdown of the most significant novelties brought with the new season:

  • The Release date of Dragonflight Season 2 & Patch 10.1
  • New zone – Zaralek Cavern
  • New Raid – Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible
  • Mythic+ Dungeons
  • Item level gear upgrade
  • New Dragonriding abilities & glyphs
  • PvP in Season 2
  • Conclusion

Dragonflight S2 & Embers of Neltharion release date

Not all updates will be released simultaneously; therefore, some of them will go live on May 2 along with the Embers of Neltharion patch, while Dragonflight’s Season 2 will be introduced on May 9.

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New zone – Zaralek Cavern

Zaralek Cavern is the new zone introduced in WoW Dragonflight patch 10.1. It is a huge cave that you can access in the southeast of Dragon Isle.

Also, this area comes with many new activities, such as a new campaign (Embers of Neltharion Campaign), a new faction to gain reputation with – Loamm Niffen, new World Quests, two new World Bosses: Vakan and Gholna, etc.

New faction – Loamm Niffen

Loamm Niffen is a new faction added in Dragonflight patch 10.1 and uses the Renown leveling as a progression system. The max Loamm Niffen Renown is level 20, and you must gain 2500 reputation with Loamm Niffen to increase 1 renown level. Increasing the reputation with this faction gives you access to unique rewards that will help you across the Dragonflight, like pets, mounts, toys, or cosmetics.

New raid – Aberrus the Shadowed Crucible

Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible is the new raid released along with the Dragonflight season 02. It is the second raid in the Dragonflight expansion that brings the following 9 challenging bosses:

  • Kazzara
  • Molgoth
  • Experimentation of Dracthyr
  • Zaqali Invasion
  • Rashok
  • Zskarn
  • Magmorax
  • Echo of Neltharion
  • Scalecommander Sarkareth

You can access the Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid from the northern part of the new Zaralek Cave map, on a high rock, only using a flying mount.

Mythic+ Dungeons in Dragonflight Season 2

Like in the past Season of DragonflightSeason 2 comes with 8 mythic+ dungeons, 4 new ones, and 4 from past expansions:

  • Brackenhide Hollow (Dragonflight)
  • Halls of Infusion (Dragonflight)
  • Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr (Dragonflight)
  • Neltharus (Dragonflight)
  • Freehold (Battle for Azeroth)
  • The Underrot (Battle for Azeroth)
  • Neltharion’s Lair (Legion)
  • The Vortex Pinnacle (Cataclysm)

Item level gear upgrade

The item level is increased in Dragonflight Season 2, and the best ways to get a higher ilvl gear are to run mythic dungeons and raids.

Mythic+ Dungeons ilvl

In the following table, we present the item level you can expect to drop depending on mythic+ difficulty:

Difficulty End of Dungeon The Great Vault
Mythic+1 398
Mythic+2 402 408
Mythic+3 402 411
Mythic+4 405 411
Mythic+5 405 415
Mythic+6 408 415
Mythic+7 411 418
Mythic+8 411 421
Mythic+9 415 421
Mythic+10 418 424
Mythic+11 418 428
Mythic+12 418 431
Mythic+13 418 434
Mythic+14 421 434
Mythic+15 424 437
Mythic+16 424 441
Mythic+17 428 441
Mythic+18 428 444
Mythic+19 431 444
Mythic+20 431 447


Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible Raid ilvl

Below, we present the item level you could drop in the AtSC Raid depending on the bosses and difficulty:

Aberrus Boss LFR Normal Heroic Mythic
Boss 1-3 402 415 428 441
Boss 4-5 405 418 431 444
Boss 6-7 408 421 434 447
Boss 8-9 411 424 437 450


Also, there are minimal chances of dropping very rare items in the new raid, as follows:

AtSC Boss LFR Normal Heroic Mythic
Boss 1-3 408 421 434 447
Boss 4-5 411 424 437 450
Boss 8-9 418 431 444 457


Item Level in PvP

In the next table, you can find the item level you can get in PvP depending on your rank:

  Veteran (ilvl) Champion (ilvl) Hero (ilvl)
Rank 1 402 415 428
Rank 2 405 418 431
Rank 3 408 421 434
Rank 4 411 424 437
Rank 5 415 428 441
Rank 6 418 431  
Rank 7 421 434  
Rank 8 424 437  

New gear upgrade system

A new gear upgrade system will be introduced in Embers of Neltharion to replace the old ones like Valor and Storm Gear. This new system will be based on 2 new currencies: Flightstones and Shadowflame Crests, but will only be in a test throughout season 2.

You can upgrade your gear using these 2 currencies that can be obtained by completing world quests, killing rares, running Mythic+ dungeons, or killing raid bosses.

New Dragonriding abilities & glyphs

Blizzard also brings many updates related to Dragonriding, and the most important are the 2 new abilities:

  • Ground Skimming – When dragonriding near the ground, you regenerate 1 Vigor every 30 seconds. This effect does not occur while affected by Thrill of the Skies.
  • Land’s Blessing – Ground Skimming regenerates 1 Vigor every 20 seconds.

To unlock these abilities, you must collect 8 new glyphs introduced in the new zone, Zarelek Cavern.

In addition, a new dragonriding mount will be introduced in Dragonflight patch 10.1. It’s called Winding Slitherdrake and can be obtained by completing the new Embers of Neltharion Campaign.

PvP in Season 2

The most important update related to PvP in Dragonflight’s season 2 is that we will have new talent trees, along with a new talent called Precognition.

Another change will be that the critical chance value in PvP is reduced to 150%, and also, the appearance of the much-desired gladiator mount will be changed.


In conclusion, World of Warcraft Dragonflight patch 10.1 & Season 2 bring a fresh and exciting update to the game, offering players new challenges and rewards.

By reading our article, you should have a better view now of what to expect in WoW patch 10.1 and prepare yourself for a new adventure. Overall, Embers of Neltharion patch brings great additions to World of Warcraft, offering something new for both casual and hardcore players.

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