What New Contents Can We Expect From WOW Classic SOD Phase 3?

Recently, the developers announced a slew of new content coming to WOW Classic SOD Phase 3. So in this guide, I’ll briefly summarize some of the key changes and cover anything you might have missed, including new runes, class changes, the new Sunken Temple Raid, and more.

New Sunken Temple Raid

The next step in players’ Season of Discovery journey will begin on April 4, 2024, when Phase 3 program launches. The level cap will be raised to level 50, and its final dungeon will be Sunken Temple, an iconic dungeon in World of WarCraft history.

What New Contents Can We Expect From WOW Classic SOD Phase 3?

While Sunken Temple has been streamlined with Cataclysm dungeon revamp, players will regain the full experience in Season of Discovery.

Also, just like Gnomeregan and Blackfathom Deeps, Sunken Temple will have its own world buff that will increase all stats by 8%, spell damage by 65, and critical strike chance by 5%, according to data-mining.

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Depending on the faction chosen, players can easily enter Sunken Temple by taking a flight point to Stonard in Swamp of Sorrows or Nethergarde Keep in Blasted Lands.

As usual, the new Sunken Temple is a 20-player raid and will feature 8 bosses for players to challenge. It will lock loot weekly and will launch on April 4, 2024 with the remainder of Season of Discovery Phase 3.

WOW Classic SOD Phase 3 Sunken Temple Raid

New PVE Event

While Sunken Temple may be the endgame focus of Phase 3, Season of Discovery will also introduce a new PVE open world event, Nightmare Incursions. Interacting with this event will teleport you to a new corrupted zone and allow you to defeat enemies for top-notch loot.

If you want to farm WOW Classic SOD Gold in Phase 3, Nightmare Incursions seems like it would be an excellent way to do it.

This PVE event will take place in Feralas, Ashenvale, Duskwood, and Hinterlands areas. Players will fight against forces of corruption. There are many options for this world event. You can participate alone or with a group. This is also Phase 3’s second major event after Blood Moon.

WoW SoD Phase 3 New Nightmare Incursions PvE Event Announced

Confirmed New Runes

In addition, for the new runes in Phase 3, here we will focus on the ones that have been confirmed by the developers first, rather than the runes that have been datamined but have not yet been confirmed.


  • Gore: Hitting a target with Lacerate, Swipe, or Maul has a 15% chance to reset Mangle’s cooldown. Attacking a target with Mangle (Cat) or Shred has a 5% chance to reset Tiger’s Fury’s cooldown.
  • Improved Barkskin: You can now cast Barkskin on allies without affecting melee combat speed or cast time.


  • Focus Fire: Consumes all Frenzy on your pet and increases your ranged attack speed by 3% and provides your pet with 4 Focus each time Frenzy is consumed. Every time your pet uses a normal attack, it will gain Frenzy, which increases melee attack speed by 6%.
  • Lock and Load: Each time one of your traps is triggered, your next shot within 20 seconds costs no mana and has no cooldown.

WoW SoD Phase 3 New Available Runes Preview


  • Deep Freeze: Stuns frozen targets for 5 seconds, causing damage to targets that are permanently immune to stun.
  • Balefire Bolt: Each time you cast it, the damage of the next Balefire Bolt within 30 seconds is increased by 10% and 10% reduced your Spirit, stacking up to 10 times.


  • Improved Sanctuary: It will increase the damage blocked by your Blessing of Sanctuary by 100% and increase your shield block value by 30%.
  • Wrath: Your Consecration damage now deals critical strikes, and damage dealt by your Exorcism, Holy Shock, Holy Wrath, and Consecration spells gain an additional critical strike chance equal to your melee critical strike chance.


  • Surge of Light: Casting a critical hit causes your next Smite, Flash Heal, or Binding Heal to be cast immediately within 15 seconds.
  • Pain and Suffering: Mind Flay will refresh the duration of Shadow Word: Pain on the target to the maximum duration.


  • Honor Among Thieves: When any player on your team lands a critical hit with a spell, you gain a combo point. This effect can only occur once per second.
  • Cut to the Chase: Your Eviscerate and Envenom will refresh the duration of your Slice and Dice or Blade Dance skills to a maximum of 5 combo points. But if both abilities are active, it only refreshes the one with the shortest remaining duration.


  • Riptide: The next Chain Heal you cast on the primary target within 15 seconds consumes the healing over time effect and increases Chain Heal by 25%.
  • Mental Dexterity: Damage dealt with melee weapons increases your attack power by 100% of your intelligence and increases your spell damage and healing by 30% of your total attack power for 1 minute.


  • Summon Felguard: Summons a Felguard under Warlock’s command. These Felguards are affected by the talents and effects of all your other Demon minions.
  • Pandemic: The periodic damage from your Corruption, Unstable Affliction, Curse of Agony, Immolate, Curse of Doom, and Siphon Life abilities can now critically hit.


  • Taste for Blood: As your Rend skill deals damage, your Overpower skill becomes active for 9 seconds or 1 attack. This effect occurs no more than once every 6 seconds.
  • Sword and Board: When your Devastate and Revenge skills deal damage, there is a 30% chance to refresh the cooldown of your Shield Slam skill and reduce its rage cost by 100% for 5 seconds.
  • Gladiator Stance: While you’re wearing a shield, damage is increased by 10% and block chance is increased by 10%. However, the armor is reduced by 30% and 10% reduced the threat generated.

WOW Classic SOD Phase 3 Profession Changes

Profession Changes

In Phase 3 of Season of Discovery, the professions have finally reached their ultimate form. The profession skill cap will be unlocked, allowing players to reach level 300, and Specializations will finally be available. However, there are still some new secrets to be discovered.

In addition, the developers also stated that they have also made some changes to gold sinks related to the profession. In terms of raw gold, the cost of the new recipes added in Phase 3 will be essentially free. Besides this, the cost of Gnomeregan recipes will also be reduced, which is undoubtedly a surprise for players who want to obtain these recipes.

The above are some of the key points of Phase 3 that have been confirmed so far. When Phase 3 launches, players will probably be in for a difficult but rewarding journey. Therefore, before the new phase arrives, please prepare and upgrade your skills, and be ready to explore the secrets of Azeroth.

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