World of Warcraft

How to get Blackhand’s Command in WoW Classic & attune to Blackwing Lair

Published: 10/Jan/2020 22:41

by Bill Cooney


WoW Classic players can now start getting attuned for the Blackrock Lair raid, according to a post by developers on January 10.

Blackrock Lair is an end-game raid dungeon typically run by full 40-man group, and it contains a bunch of high-tier loot fans will be hungry for. But like all other end-game raids in Classic WoW, players need to get attuned to the dungeon through quests before they can enter.

Before we go any further it’s important to note that the dungeon itself is still currently unavailable, and Blizzard devs have confirmed it won’t be going live until Wednesday, February 12, but at least you can still get the attunement quest done before then.

Blizzard EntertainmentBlackwing Lair will offer a ton of new loot for players to collect.

How to get attuned to Blackwing Lair

Luckily, the Blackwing Lair attunement is pretty straightforward compared to the odyssey players have to complete in order to gain access to Onyxia.

The attunement does require an Upper Blackrock Spire run though, which usually requires a group of 10 and one player who has the key to the dungeon.

To start, players need to find the Scarshield Quartermaster NPC, who walks around with mobs to the right of the instance entrance to Blackrock Spire.

Once you kill him, he’ll drop Blackhand’s Command, which starts a quest of the same name when you right-click on it in your inventory.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Scarshield Quartermaster, who drops the item to begin the Blackwing Lair attunement quest.

After that, all you need to do is run through UBRS and defeat the final boss General Drakkisath. Once he’s dead you can click on the orb behind him, and just like that, you’re attuned for Blackwing Lair.

As we said before, the dungeon contains a bunch of Tier 2 loot players will be looking for to fill out their sets from Molten Core and Onyxia so far.

The good news is that with the drop happening on a Friday, there will probably be plenty of players looking to run UBRS this weekend in order to get the attunement over with, even if the lair isn’t officially open for business just yet.


World of Warcraft cosplayer rules over Bastion as amazing Kyrestia

Published: 15/Jan/2021 13:01

by Lauren Bergin


World of Warcraft has inspired a whole collection of amazing cosplays, but one cosplayer truly brings WoW into reality with her amazing Kyrestia cosplay. 

When it comes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft universe, there are limitless possibilities to create amazing cosplays. The huge array of iconic characters, coupled with the impressive customization for your own hero or villain, makes the title perfect for passionate fans.

We recently saw cosplayer Cinderys create an amazing Sylvanas cosplay just in time for the release of Shadowlands, which in turn managed to score her Blizzard’s seal of approval.

This time around the subject of this amazing cosplay is Sylvanas’ polar opposite, Kyrestia the Firstborne, the ruler of Bastion.

WoW Kyrestia
Blizzard Entertainment
Kyrestia has become one of The Ascended’s most iconic faces.

Cosplayer ascends as Kyrestia

2021 has brought with it a lot of insane cosplays, but this one is certainly one of the most memorable so far.

Artist PlexiCosplay (Plexi) has outdone herself with this beautiful transformation. Having painted herself aqua from head to toe, she can be seen adorned in Kyrestia’s iconic white and gold outfit whilst channeling the Ascended queen’s angelic nature.

What your eyes are immediately drawn to are the wings though. Mirroring the sky blue of her skin, their construction is perfect. Tipped with gold trims that tie in with her vestments and stunning recreation of the warrior’s crown, Plexi literally is Kyrestia.

Join the ranks of the Ascended! Kyrestia cosplay by PlexiCosplay from r/wow

WoW fans are stunned

Considering the wings are, according the Plexi, “15 feet long,” it’s safe to say that fans can’t miss this cosplay.

It’s the wings that have really gotten attention. One fan’s hilarious comment simply wrote: “the wind: I’m about to end this woman’s whole career,” to which Plexi responded “YOU NAILED IT.”

Another respondent was equally as humorous, writing “Kyrestia flight 77 you are cleared for takeoff, proceed to runway 4.”

All of these comments though praised this amazing cosplay, with one comment summing it up: “This blew my mind!!! I thought someone cropped the Archon out and pasted her onto some road!”

It’s safe to say that Plexi has truly embodied the fan favorite Ascended. She’s not only radiant, but emits a ‘don’t mess with me’ aura. We can’t wait to see her next WoW cosplay, as if she keeps going like she’ll be the queen of not just Bastion, but the WoW cosplay scene in no time!