The Dragon Soul is the final raid instance of the Cataclysm expansion. It was released with Patch 4.3.0 on November 29, 2011. Dragon Soul contains eight bosses, in multiple locations, culminating in the battle withDeathwing. It is the most difficult raid instance in Cataclysm, coming after the Firelands raid.
Characters will progress through Dragonblight, where Deathwing's forces are besieging the Wyrmrest Temple; the Eye of Eternity, the former sanctum of Malygos; and the trek through the ocean into the Maelstrom.
In order to unlock unrestricted access to Heroic 10M and Heroic 25M modes, the [Destroyer's End] achievementmust be completed first.
Forged by Deathwing during the War of the Ancients, the Dragon Soul harnessed the combined power of the dragonflights until it was ultimately destroyed. Through the Caverns of Time, Thrall and the remaining dragonflights were able to recover the powerful artifact before its destruction. Now they have rallied at Wyrmrest Temple in a desperate attempt to use the might of the Dragon Soul against Deathwing himself.
Dragon Soul is the first raid instance to support the Raid Finder feature. When entered at the Raid Finder difficulty level, the following changes apply:
Effective beginning the completion of server maintenance for the week of January 31st, 2012, the debuff "Power of the Aspects" is applied to all enemies in Dragon Soul, which reduces their health and damage dealt. The spell can be disabled by talking to Lord Afrasastrasz at the beginning of Dragon Soul if a raid wishes to attempt the encounters without the aid of the Dragon Aspects.