Can you solo Battle for Azeroth raids in World of Warcraft Dragonflight?

Magic 8 Ball says ask again later.

With Battle for Azeroth being two expansion packs old with the release of Dragonflight, World of Warcraft players are wondering if BfA's raids are now possible to do solo. Typically, this is when Blizzard would make that possible, but things are different with BfA.

Is it possible to solo BfA raids in Dragonflight?

As of Dragonflight, it's still not possible to solo the raids from the Battle for Azeroth expansion. There might be some bosses where it's possible to do solo or with a small group, but the damage multiplier buff given to players soloing the older expansions like Legion and before is not available for BfA. This means it's a lot more trouble than it's worth, and players won't be able to clear whole raids in a matter of minutes like they can with other expansions.

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Blizzard hasn't made flying available for the BfA zones either, another departure from how they treat older expansions, but there might be a good reason for that. New players hopping into World of Warcraft are funneled into the BfA campaign, and with that being the de-facto new player experience, that could be why Blizzard hasn't made the content trivial yet.

Why would you solo an old raid in World of Warcraft?

The big reason players go back to old raids is for the gear set's transmog style. While the gear dropped is wildly outdated in terms of raw item level, its appearance can still be unlocked and used on any current gear. This means if players like the look of an old set, they can just transform the look of their armor to that one if it's been unlocked, despite not actually wearing it.

Current content is definitely king in World of Warcraft, but when there's downtime between expansions or raids, players do like going back to unlock some of the older things they might've missed out on. It doesn't look like the old raids will be going anywhere any time soon, and since they take a few minutes to complete, it's not a huge time-sink either.

Of course, players will have to hope their RNG is on point because the drops aren't guaranteed. Blizzard has been getting better at buffing drop rates for rare items, the X-45 Heartbreaker being an example, so maybe they will do the same one day for old raids.

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