Blizzard has announced that the Wizards’ Tower is returning to World of Warcraft as a permanent facility on Azeroth. You can access it on Costa Partida from March 29.
The Mage Tower was first introduced during the Legion expansion and allowed players to test their skills within this solo instance, each tailored to their character’s class and specialization. It was a big deal at the time, not only allowing you to claim specific artifact appearances for your weapon, but also to prove that you knew the ins and outs of your class well enough to rise to the challenge.
Since then, players have been begging for the return of the Mage Tower – or at least something like it. Blizzard appeared to relent during the Shadowlands 9.1.5 patch in November 2021 when it brought the Mage Tower back as part of the Legion Timewalking event. But because of the way Timewalking works and how it rotates through the various expansions when it comes back into rotation, that meant the Mage Tower would only be active for one week every six months or so.
The Wizards Tower is returning… permanently. Battle ahead. 🧙♂️ https://t.co/cQsR2npsGp pic.twitter.com/VoPDowXSUVMarch 21, 2022
“Having heard the feedback and seen how it went, we agree that a personal skill challenge only available for a short time every few months is not in the spirit of these types of events.” The blizzard post read. “As of the week of March 29, the Mage Tower will be accessible at any time, no longer tied to the Legion Timewalking Bonus Event.”
As with the Timewalking version, you will not be able to earn Appearances from Artifacts from the returning Mage Tower. However, you will receive a “Legion-themed” transmog set, and if you’re up for it, completing all challenges will reward you with a mount. At the very least, it’s something to keep you busy while you wait for the new expansion announcementnext month.