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How to open Blazing Shadowflame Chests in World of Warcraft

Look into the past.

There's a lot to discover in the Zaralek Cavern that was introduced in the World of Warcraft 10.1 update. A new chest has started popping up called the Blazing Shadowflame Chest, but it's not as simple as interacting with it to open it up.

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How to open Blazing Shadowflame Chests in WoW

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The Blazing Shadowflame Chest can only be opened by equipping Onyxia Scale Cloak, a name players might remember from Vanilla WoW. Of course, there's not really much of a reason to expect somebody to hang onto a cloak for that long, so it's a good thing it can be purchased from the Auction House.

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Players with the necessary crafting abilities can also make one to put on, completing cutting out the middle man of using the Auction House. Once you have the cloak, the chest can be found in the Zaralek Caverns, the new zone of 10.1.

What's in Blazing Shadowflame Chests in WoW?

Since this chest has a strange way of opening it up, much like the Dreamer's Bounty chest, you might be wondering if it means strong gear is locked behind it. The answer is that it depends. There's a chance you can find some decent stuff, but it's more likely you'll get Flightstones as the most useful item out of it.

Nevertheless, it's interesting to see Blizzard make it so a chest has a new unlocking mechanic that serves as a callback to the game's olden days. With Dragonflight making several connections back to the early days of WoW, players have to wonder what it means for the future.

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Eli Becht is a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He's an avid fan of battle royales such as Fortnite and Warzone to MMOs like World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV. He has been covering video games since 2017.

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