WoW's 10th Anniversary was a one-time world event which was originally scheduled to run for 47 days in late 2014 and early 2015. It was extended for an additional week, ending on January 13, 2015. This event celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of World of Warcraft on November 23, 2004. This particular anniversary contained significantly more content and rewards compared to previous anniversary festivities.

Molten Core raid revamp

Over the course of the anniversary festivities, players could queue for a 40-player Molten Core raid which had been revamped to challenge level 100 players. Players could queue for this raid if they had an average item level of at least 615. The loot for this raid dropped exclusively off the final boss, Ragnaros and consisted of the following:

  • An epic helm with an item level of 640 specific to the player's loot specialization (this is a guaranteed drop)
  • [Hatespark the Tiny], a fire elemental pet
  • [Flames of Ragnaros], an enchant which makes a player's weapon appear as though it were imbued with the flames of Ragnaros.

Money achievement.png Boldly, You Sought the Power of Ragnaros is a Feat of Strength which requires a player to have defeated Ragnaros in the revamped level 100 version of Molten Core during the festivities. After doing so, the player was awarded a [Core Hound Chain], teaching the player how to summon a Core Hound mount.

Tarren Mill vs Southshore battleground

Players could queue for a temporary team deathmatch battleground which pitted the Alliance of Southshore against the Horde of Tarren Mill. This battleground was a tribute to the extensive and popular world PvP which often took place in the Hillsbrad Foothills zone during WoW's pre-Burning Crusade days.

Money achievement.png Victory in Hillsbrad is an achievement which requires a player to have won the Southshore vs Tarren Mill battleground while it was open. After winning, players were awarded the "Tarren Mill Terror" title if they are Alliance, and the "Southshore Slayer" title if they are Horde.


Naturally, this anniversary had several achievements to go along with it:

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Logged in during WoW's 10th Anniversary.

Money achievement.png WoW's 10th Anniversary is a Feat of Strength which required a player to simply log onto any one of their characters during the anniversary event. After doing so, the player was awarded a [Molten Corgi] pet.

Achievement zone hillsbradfoothills.png Neutral 15.png Victory in Hillsbrad  Achievement points
Win a battle in the 10th Anniversary battleground, Southshore vs. Tarren Mill.
Achievement boss ragnaros.png Neutral 15.png Boldly, You Sought the Power of Ragnaros
Defeated the max-level event version of Ragnaros during the WoW 10th Anniversary celebration.

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