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{{Raid dungeons}}
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:''Leading a raid can be like herding cats, but by the graces, they're your cats.'' - [[TCG_Heroes_of_Azeroth/218|Stylean Silversteel]], TCG
 
:''Leading a raid can be like herding cats, but by the graces, they're your cats.'' - [[TCG_Heroes_of_Azeroth/218|Stylean Silversteel]], TCG
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Many instances requiring a raid are also subject to a [[raid timer]].
 
Many instances requiring a raid are also subject to a [[raid timer]].
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== In Mists of Pandaria ==
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In [[Patch 5.4]], a new [[Flexible Raid]] tier of difficulty introduced roughly between [[Raid Finder]] and [[Normal mode]] difficulty. It will scale bosses and drops for varying group size from 10 to 25 players.
   
 
== In Cataclsym ==
 
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:Level 60
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:Level 80
 
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:*[[Onyxia's Lair]] {{wotlk-inline}} ([[Patch 3.2.2]])
   
 
:;10 and 25-player
 
:;10 and 25-player
 
:Level 85
 
:Level 85
 
:*[[War of the Ancients (instance)|War of the Ancients]] {{cata-inline}} ([[NYI]], planned for [[Caverns of Time]])
 
:*[[War of the Ancients (instance)|War of the Ancients]] {{cata-inline}} ([[NYI]], planned for [[Caverns of Time]])
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:;10 and 25-player
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:* [[Siege of Orgrimmar]] ([[Patch 5.4.0]])
   
 
==== Eastern Kingdoms ====
 
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:*[[Blackwing Descent]] {{cata-inline}} (in [[Blackrock Mountain]])
 
:*[[Blackwing Descent]] {{cata-inline}} (in [[Blackrock Mountain]])
 
:*[[The Bastion of Twilight]] {{cata-inline}} (in [[Grim Batol]])
 
:*[[The Bastion of Twilight]] {{cata-inline}} (in [[Grim Batol]])
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==== {{mists-inline}} Pandaria ====
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:* [[Mogu'shan Vaults]]
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:* [[Heart of Fear]]
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:* [[Terrace of Endless Spring]]
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:* [[Throne of Thunder]] ([[Patch 5.2.0]])
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==== {{cata-inline}} Elemental Plane ====
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==== {{wotlk-inline}} Northrend ====
 
==== {{wotlk-inline}} Northrend ====
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:*[[Trial of the Grand Crusader]] ([[3.2.0]])
 
:*[[Trial of the Grand Crusader]] ([[3.2.0]])
 
:*[[Icecrown Citadel]] ([[3.3.0]])
 
:*[[Icecrown Citadel]] ([[3.3.0]])
 
==== {{cata-inline}} Elemental Plane ====
 
:;10 and 25-player
 
:Level 85
 
:*[[Firelands]] ([[NYI]])
 
:*[[Throne of the Four Winds]]
 
   
 
=== {{bc-inline}} Outland ===
 
=== {{bc-inline}} Outland ===
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== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==
 
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|Maximize Performance and Attitude while raiding
 
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Flexible Raid]]
 
* [[Instance]]
 
* [[Instance]]
 
* [[Instances by level]]
 
* [[Instances by level]]
 
* [[People in your Raid]] (silly)
 
* [[People in your Raid]] (silly)
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* [[Raid AddOns]]
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* [[Raid Finder]]
 
* [[Raid world markers]]
 
* [[Raid world markers]]
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* [[Raiding for newbies]]
 
* [[Raiding guild]]
 
* [[Raiding guild]]
* [[Raiding for newbies]]
 
* [[Raid AddOns]]
 
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/zone/|desc=Dungeons & Raids}}
 
{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/zone/|desc=Dungeons & Raids}}
 
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;{{mists-inline}} {{beta|Mists|&beta;}} News
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/06/21/mists-of-pandaria-first-raid-testing-schedule-announced/|desc=Mists of Pandaria: First raid testing schedule announced|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Robin Torres}} Jun 21st 2012 at 6:30PM}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/06/20/mists-of-pandaria-beta-raid-testing-to-begin-friday-june-22/|desc=Mists of Pandaria Beta: Raid testing to begin Friday, June 22|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Fox Van Allen}} Jun 20th 2012 at 8:30PM}}
 
   
 
;Guides
 
;Guides
[http://www.worldofwarcraft-mistsofpandaria.com/raids-guide.html WoW Raids Guide]
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/28/the-case-for-cross-faction-real-id-raiding/|desc=The case for cross-faction Real ID raiding|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Matthew Rossi}} Feb 28th 2012 at 8:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/02/04/siege-of-orgrimmar-updating-to-warlords-mode-raiding-in-6-0/|desc=Siege of Orgrimmar updating to Warlords-mode raiding in 6.0|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}} Feb 4th 2014 1:00PM}}
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/17/ready-check-catacysm-raid-changes-a-tier-later/|desc=Ready Check: Catacysm raid changes a tier later|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 17th 2011 at 4:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/3608-Armory-Stats-Player-Raid-Completion-Blue-Tweets-Poll-World-PvE-Content-Fan-Art|desc=Armory Stats - Player Raid Completion, Blue Tweets, Poll - World PvE Content, Fan Art|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2013-12-01 09:23 PM}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11499600/Warlords_of_Draenor_Dungeons_and_Raids-11_9_2013|desc=Warlords of Draenor: Dungeons and Raids|bydate=by [[Bashiok]], Nov 9, 2013 2:00 PM PST}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11499600/Warlords_of_Draenor_Dungeons_and_Raids-09_11_2013|desc=Warlords of Draenor: Dungeons and Raids|bydate=by [[Bashiok]], 09 Nov 2013 22:00 GMT}}
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{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/3471-Armory-Stats-Player-Raid-Completion-Rates-Blue-Tweets-GW2-on-Sale-Fan-Art-Update|desc=Armory Stats - Player Raid Completion Rates, Blue Tweets, GW2 on Sale, Fan Art Update|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2013-10-20 10:41 PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/08/23/how-long-is-too-long-for-a-raid/|desc=How long is too long for a raid?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Matthew Rossi}} Aug 23rd 2013 2:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/10175200/A_Raid_for_All_Seasons_Flexible_Raid_Preview-6_6_2013|desc=A Raid for All Seasons: Flexible Raid Preview|bydate=by [[Nethaera]], Jun 6, 2013 6:00 PM PDT}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/10175200/A_Raid_for_All_Seasons_Flexible_Raid_Preview-07_06_2013|desc=A Raid for All Seasons: Flexible Raid Preview|bydate=by [[Nethaera]], 07 Jun 2013 02:00 BST}}
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{{elink|type=wowheadnews|link=http://www.wowhead.com/news=210196/25-player-raid-changes-thunderforged-items-coming-to-the-ptr-soon|desc=25-Player Raid Changes: Thunderforged Items Coming to the PTR Soon|bydate=by [http://www.wowhead.com/news&user=Ashelia Ashelia] 2013/01/23 11:13 AM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/06/21/mists-of-pandaria-first-raid-testing-schedule-announced/|desc=Mists of Pandaria: First raid testing schedule announced|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Robin Torres}} Jun 21st 2012 6:30PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/06/20/mists-of-pandaria-beta-raid-testing-to-begin-friday-june-22/|desc=Mists of Pandaria Beta: Raid testing to begin Friday, June 22|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Fox Van Allen}} Jun 20th 2012 8:30PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/28/the-case-for-cross-faction-real-id-raiding/|desc=The case for cross-faction Real ID raiding|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Matthew Rossi}} Feb 28th 2012 8:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/17/ready-check-catacysm-raid-changes-a-tier-later/|desc=Ready Check: Catacysm raid changes a tier later|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 17th 2011 4:00PM}}
 
{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2151655541|desc=Raid Updates for 4.2|bydate=[[Takralus]] 24/05/11 19:24}}
 
{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2151655541|desc=Raid Updates for 4.2|bydate=[[Takralus]] 24/05/11 19:24}}
   
 
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/04/16/drama-mamas-when-casual-raiding-is-neither-casual-nor-raiding/|desc=Drama Mamas: When casual raiding is neither casual nor raiding|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Robin Torres}} Apr 16th 2012 at 12:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/04/16/drama-mamas-when-casual-raiding-is-neither-casual-nor-raiding/|desc=Drama Mamas: When casual raiding is neither casual nor raiding|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Robin Torres}} Apr 16th 2012 12:00PM}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/category/raid-rx/|desc='''Raid Rx''' - a blog series on raid healing issues|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Matt Low}}}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/category/raid-rx/|desc='''Raid Rx''' - a blog series on raid healing issues|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Matt Low}}}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/category/ready-check/|desc='''Ready Check''' - a blog series on raiding issues|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}}}}
 
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/category/ready-check/|desc='''Ready Check''' - a blog series on raiding issues|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}}}}
 
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/09/ready-check-dealing-with-a-dead-tank/|desc=Ready Check: Dealing with a dead tank
 
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/09/ready-check-dealing-with-a-dead-tank/|desc=Ready Check: Dealing with a dead tank
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|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Sep 9th 2011 3:00PM}}
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/02/how-to-deal-with-weak-healers/|desc=Ready Check: Dealing with a weak healer|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Sep 2nd 2011 at 1:00PM}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/02/how-to-deal-with-weak-healers/|desc=Ready Check: Dealing with a weak healer|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Sep 2nd 2011 1:00PM}}
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/26/ready-check-dealing-with-a-low-dpser/|desc=Ready Check: Dealing with a low DPSer|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Aug 26th 2011 at 9:00AM}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/26/ready-check-dealing-with-a-low-dpser/|desc=Ready Check: Dealing with a low DPSer|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Aug 26th 2011 9:00AM}}
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/24/ready-check-preparing-your-raid-for-4-2/|desc=Ready Check: Preparing your raid for 4.2|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 24th 2011 at 6:00PM}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/24/ready-check-preparing-your-raid-for-4-2/|desc=Ready Check: Preparing your raid for 4.2|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 24th 2011 6:00PM}}
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/10/ready-check-how-to-deal-with-multiple-wipes/|desc=Ready Check: How to deal with multiple wipes|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 10th 2011 at 1:00PM}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/10/ready-check-how-to-deal-with-multiple-wipes/|desc=Ready Check: How to deal with multiple wipes|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 10th 2011 1:00PM}}
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/03/ready-check-is-your-raid-group-socially-compatible/|desc=Ready Check: Is your raid group socially compatible?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 3rd 2011 at 6:00PM}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/06/03/ready-check-is-your-raid-group-socially-compatible/|desc=Ready Check: Is your raid group socially compatible?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} Jun 3rd 2011 6:00PM}}
{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/05/27/ready-check-raiding-supplies/|desc=Ready Check: Who pays for raiding supplies?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} May 27th 2011 at 7:00PM}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/05/27/ready-check-raiding-supplies/|desc=Ready Check: Who pays for raiding supplies?|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Tyler Caraway}} May 27th 2011 7:00PM}}
   
   
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Raid Dungeonse
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Leading a raid can be like herding cats, but by the graces, they're your cats. - Stylean Silversteel, TCG

Raid groups are a way to have parties of more than 5 and up to 40 people, divided into up to 8 groups of up to 5 players. The terms "raid" and "raiding" primarily and traditionally refer to PVE raid-specific instances and zones. As party leader, a player can convert their group into a raid group by accessing the "Social" Panel, selecting "Raid", and choosing "Convert Group to Raid." From then on, any new players invited to the group will join the raid group (up to a maximum of 40). This requires at least 2 people (IE a party). A person alone cannot form a raid group.

While in a raid group, players do not receive credit for completing quest objectives unless the quest calls for a raid. Players also receive an experience reduction for any mob killed while in a raid group. These are to prevent players from creating very large groups in order to complete normal quests or other game content intended for parties of 5 or fewer. This experience reduction is simply that the usual "group XP bonus" is not applied while in a raid group.

Many instances requiring a raid are also subject to a raid timer.

In Mists of Pandaria Edit

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In Patch 5.4, a new Flexible Raid tier of difficulty introduced roughly between Raid Finder and Normal mode difficulty. It will scale bosses and drops for varying group size from 10 to 25 players.

In Cataclsym Edit

Cataclysm-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

As of Patch 4.3.2, players can use Real ID to form cross-realm raids, but not with normal or heroic Dragon Soul.[1]

In Wrath of the Lich King Edit

Wrath-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, all 25-player raids are also available to complete with 10 players. This is so that more players will get to see end game content. Even the Lich King encounter is available as a 10 player raid.[2]

Raiding as end-game content Edit

Raids are designed as activities for people whose characters have reached the maximum level. As the game does not permit further increase of skills, or introduce new abilities, the only avenues remaining to enhance a character lay in "better gear".

Almost all raid events and bosses require that the raid members have particular levels of gear and skill, expressed as dps, damage mitigation, and/or healing ability. In addition, a majority of such bosses also require the group use particular, sometimes unique tactics. While occasionally those tactics mirror those used by smaller groups, they often require things that smaller groups simply don't have the diversity to do.

Given these unique requirements, most raid boss encounters require some amount of practice to defeat. Sometimes the peculiarities of a boss encounter are such that being vastly overgeared/overlevel will not permit the raid to ignore the designed tactics.

Raiding guilds are guilds that devote some or all of their collective time to playing in raid instances, defeating (or practicing to defeat) raid encounters. They have the advantage of being able to get to know the abilities (or lack thereof) of their various members, and adjust their tactics accordingly. They also have a shared investment in the success of not just that raid, but future raids as well, a feature that "pick up raids" lack.

Raiding guilds often use additional measures to enhance their chances of success, notably Voice_over_Internet_Protocol software, and particular addons that provide timing, threat, and other services not available in the base WoW client.

Raiding guilds and time commitment Edit

There is some academic discussion about the concept of raids as they currently are designed in major graphical MMOs, primarily centered on how much of a player's time they consume. A typical World of Warcraft raid can take 3-4 hours once the group is able to complete it, and can take much more time over many sessions to get to that point. Basically, that it can take up as much of one's time as permitted. Generally, though, practical considerations (work/school schedules, fatigue, etc) will place limits on how much time a group spends raiding.

There are, of course, extreme examples, such as a Final Fantasy XI raid that lasted 18 hours before they decided to quit.[3]. World of Warcraft mitigates such long boss fights by adding enrage timers to bosses to ensure that a single fight does not last too long.

Given the amount of time involved to be successful, there are some game developers and academics that feel that raiding can be a focus for obsession, impacting a person's ability to care about real life goals and accomplishments.[4] Players should be aware of these factors when deciding if they want to get into raiding or to what extent they want to get into raiding.

Starting a raid Edit

The leader of a party can convert the group to a raid by clicking the "Convert to Raid" button in the Group window. At this point it becomes a "group of parties" with up to 8 parties, each with 5 characters. The leader of the raid can drag characters between groups to move them to different parties; typically, this is done to achieve some strategic goal such as distributing shamans and paladins to share totems and auras or warriors with rogues for Battle Shout (note that this is no longer needed in current patch). The leader can promote other characters, which gives them the abilities to invite and kick from the raid and also use the broadcast raid warnings (using the "/rw" command).

See Raiding for newbies for further details.

Raid mods Edit

Main article: Raid AddOns

There have been many mods produced specifically for raiding.

Raid instances Edit

Azeroth Edit

Kalimdor Edit

20-player
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40-player
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10 and 25-player
Level 85
10 and 25-player
Level 90

Eastern Kingdoms Edit

10-player
Level 60
Level 70
20-player
Level 60
25-player
Level 70
40-player
Level 60
10 and 25-player
Level 85

Mists-Logo-Small Pandaria Edit

10 and 25-player
Level 90

Cataclysm-Logo-Small Elemental Plane Edit

10 and 25-player
Level 85

Wrath-Logo-Small Northrend Edit

10 and 25-player

Level 80

Bc icon Outland Edit

25-player
Level 70

Raid outdoor Edit

Azeroth Edit

Outdoor
Level 60

Kalimdor Edit

Outdoor

Eastern Kingdoms Edit

Outdoor
Level 60

Bc icon Outland Edit

Outdoor
Level 70

Videos Edit

Make Yourself Unreplaceable To Your Guild in WoW(09:02)
Maximize Performance and Attitude while raiding

References Edit

See also Edit

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