Season of Discovery Phase 4: Blackrock Eruption – New World Event

Blackrock Eruption


Hello everyone and welcome to another InstantCarry blog post! In this post we’ll cover everything we know about the latest News and Information for Season of Discovery Phase 4. We all know that SoD’s progress has been a bit stalled by the Cataclysm Classic release, as well as the announcement for the release of the Retail the War Within expansion coming soon, but that doesn’t mean time completely stopped for this iteration on the game.

What we found out is that SoD Phase 4 brings a new World-wide even on Azeroth called the Blackrock Eruption. Symbolically Blackrock has been the pinnacle of quite a bit of content in WoW Vanilla and Classic, so it’s only natural to have it stand as one of the main aspects of the newest Phase in Season of Discovery.

In Season of Discovery Phase 4, you will encounter the Black Rock Eruption, an exciting new world event that shakes the foundations of Azeroth and opens new challenges and rewards. This event introduces a dynamic threat emanating from the heart of Blackrock Mountain, unleashing chaos across surrounding regions and offering new opportunities.

If you wish to know more, then stick around and read this short post to stay up to date with the latest News!

Blackrock Eruption Background

The Black Rock Eruption is a cataclysmic event triggered by unstable elemental energies within Blackrock Mountain. Ancient elemental forces, disturbed by the activities of both Ragnaros in the Molten Core and Nefarian in Blackwing Descent, have awakened, causing widespread devastation. This upheaval manifests in a series of elemental invasions and escalating natural disasters that players must confront and mitigate.

Event Mechanics

Elemental Rifts

Elemental Rifts will appear randomly in zones surrounding Blackrock Mountain, including Burning Steppes, Searing Gorge, and parts of Redridge Mountains. These rifts will spawn elemental creatures aligned with fire, earth, air, and water.

  • Objective: Close the rifts by defeating waves of elemental creatures and a final Rift Guardian.
  • Rewards: Players receive Elemental Essences, reputation tokens, and unique gear with elemental resistances.

Elemental Assaults

Assaults occur periodically, focusing on major landmarks and settlements such as Thorium Point and Flame Crest. Players must defend these areas from powerful elemental commanders and their minions.

  • Objective: Protect key locations from being overrun by elementals.
  • Rewards: Reputation boosts, crafting materials, and event-specific currency.

Environmental Hazards

The eruptions cause various environmental hazards, including:

  • Volcanic Eruptions: Periodic lava bursts in affected zones that players must avoid.
  • Seismic Tremors: Quakes that disrupt movement and spell casting.
  • Wildfires: Fires that spread rapidly and need to be extinguished or avoided.
  • Objective: Navigate and mitigate hazards to protect allies and maintain control of the environment.
  • Rewards: Unique titles, achievements, and additional event currency.

Elemental Summoning Rituals

Cultists of the Dark Iron Clan and Twilights Hammer are conducting rituals to summon greater elemental lords. Players must disrupt these rituals to prevent the summoning of devastating elemental bosses.

  • Objective: Interrupt the summoning rituals and defeat the elemental lord if summoned.
  • Rewards: High-tier gear, crafting recipes, and significant event progress.

Blackrock Eruption Participation Requirements

  • Level Requirement: Players must be level 50 or above.
  • Event Access: All players can participate in the event, but to maximize rewards, forming groups or joining raid parties is recommended.
  • Daily Quests: Players can complete daily quests tied to the event to earn additional rewards and currency.

Blackrock Eruption Event Rewards

Elemental Essences

Collect Elemental Essences from participating in various activities. These can be exchanged for:

  • Event-Specific Gear: Armor and weapons with elemental resistance or offensive properties.
  • Consumables: Potions and buffs to aid in elemental battles.
  • Transmog Items: Unique appearances inspired by elemental themes.

Reputation Tokens

Earn reputation tokens for factions such as the Thorium Brotherhood and Hydraxian Waterlords, used to purchase new rewards and unlock special quests.

Achievements and Titles

Complete event-specific achievements to earn prestigious titles and cosmetic rewards.

Blackrock Eruption Event Currency

Earn event currency for completing activities and use it to buy rare crafting materials, pets, and mounts exclusive to the event.

Notable Features

Blackrock Depths and Blackrock Spire Integration

The event extends into existing dungeons, adding new challenges and rewards within Blackrock Depths and Blackrock Spire. Players can engage in these enhanced dungeons to confront empowered elemental forces and uncover additional loot.

World Bosses

Elemental world bosses will periodically emerge from the rifts. These bosses require coordinated efforts from large groups of players and drop high-tier rewards, including rare mounts and unique trinkets.

Blackrock Eruption Event Vendor

A special vendor located in Morgan’s Vigil and Flame Crest will offer event-related goods in exchange for collected currencies and essences. Items include:

  • Elemental-themed Gear
  • Mounts and Pets
  • Unique Crafting Recipes
  • Cosmetic Items

Participation Tips

  • Form Groups: Team up with other players to efficiently close rifts and tackle assaults.
  • Prepare for Hazards: Equip gear with appropriate elemental resistances and stock up on consumables.
  • Daily Quests: Complete daily quests for additional rewards and event currency.
  • Watch for World Bosses: Participate in world boss encounters for the best loot and achievements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is Blackrock Eruption event going live? 

Currently it is not known when the event will go live, but if we are to judge the previous Phase and it’s world event, then it should go live as soon as Phase 4 of SoD does.

Does the Blackrock Eruption event have a cooldown?

Black Rock Eruption will bring forth additional spawns and environmental hazards in the Searing Gorge, Burning Steppes and most likely Redridge Mountains every two hours starting at midnight.

What will I gain by doing the Blackrock Eruption event? 

SoD Phase 4 new World Event offers players opportunities to earn reputation with the Thorium Brotherhood and Hydraxian Waterlords. Of course, there will be gold and honor as well. Players inside Blackrock Mountain will enjoy a significant boost in honor gained. However, those in Searing Gorge or Burning Steppes won’t gain any honor from World PvP while the event is active.

What is the idea behind this event?

Blizzard emphasizes that this event is designed to be an optional and enjoyable activity for players. They hope that players can supplement their endgame progression with minimal daily time investment while reliving some of the iconic battles in Blackrock Mountain.


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World of Warcraft: Season of Discovery Phase 4 promises to be a great addition to the already popular iteration of the game. This new Phase will give you a chance to delve into the old content, but with various new additions and changes in playstyles for many Classes. Whether you’re a lore enthusiast, a PvPer, or a dungeon explorer, this Phase will have something for everyone.

Naturally the new Blackrock Eruption Event looks to be one of the finer additions to the Phase and will definitely bring many people back to the game to try these out and see what’s new!

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