Highmaul

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Highmaul
HM
Highmaul loading screen.jpg
Location
Race(s)
End boss
Instance info
Type

Raid

Advised level

100

Minimum average
item level

615

Player limit

10-30

Highmaul is the capital of the Gorian Empire and a raid instance introduced in Warlords of Draenor which opened on December 2, 2014. It features 7 bosses,[1] and serves as the first raid of the expansion. The entrance is in western Nagrand. It is ogre-themed, showing them at the height of their civilization. The layout of the instance is nonlinear, allowing groups to select their own path of progression.

Opening dates

Date opened (US) Mode Wing/bosses Required achievement
2 Dec 2014 Normal All None
2 Dec 2014 Heroic All None
9 Dec 2014 Mythic All None
9 Dec 2014 Raid Finder First wing (Kargath/Butcher/Brackenspore) [The Walled City][2]
16 Dec 2014 Raid Finder Second wing (Tectus/Twin Ogron/Ko'ragh) [Arcane Sanctum]
6 Jan 2015 Raid Finder Third wing (Imperator Mar'gok) [Imperator's Fall]

Background

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Dungeon Journal

Highmaul is the seat of power for the Gorian Empire, the ogre civilization that ruled Draenor for generations, until the arrival of the draenei. A massive city that belies the ogre reputation for brutish stupidity, Highmaul is full of bustling markets, wealthy nobles, and the roar of the Coliseum crowd echoing through the streets of the slums. Visible from everywhere within the city's walls, Imperator Mar'gok's citadel casts a long shadow, a reminder of his watchful eye and iron grip.

Getting there

The instance line and summoning stone for Highmaul are at [34, 38] in western Nagrand, between Mok'gol Watchpost and the Ancestral Grounds on the east coast of the big island. The nearest flight path is at [50.8, 30.6] at Rilzit's Holdfast, eastward along the northern road.

Geography and subzones

NPCs

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Bosses Monsters NPCs
Gladiator's Rest
  • Neutral  Gharg <Arena Master>
The Coliseum
Path of Victors
The Underbelly
Market District
Gorian Strand
Chamber of Nullification
Imperator's Rise
Throne of the Imperator

Loot

The gear from Highmaul starts at item level 640 for Raid Finder mode, and increases by 15 item levels for each increase in difficulty. Each piece of loot has the chance to be Warforged, socketed, or contain a bonus stat. Warforged items are automatically 6 item levels higher than their regular versions. In addition to gear, players on the legendary ring quest line have a chance to receive Abrogator Stones from each boss kill.

Achievements

Trivia

A card back themed after Highmaul in Hearthstone.
  • Pet rocks were once a fad in Highmaul.[3]
  • In Hearthstone, the Highmaul card back was rewarded for achieving Rank 20 in Ranked Season 19, which took place during October 2015. The flavor text reads: "5 out of 10 ogres agree: this card back is SMASHING!"

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.0 (2015-06-23): A raid-wide debuff has been added to reduce damage dealt by all creatures and NPCs in Highmaul and Blackrock Foundry on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulty.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Added.
See opening dates.

References

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