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  • Author: Dwarflord
  • Date: April 3, 2023
  • Expansion: WoW Classic

For most people, simply clearing all of the fifteen bosses in Naxxramas at level 60 in vanilla is enough of a challenge. Not for this guild, though: <ACTIVE> is a Classic Era speedrunning guild on the EU server Firemaw. They formed about one year ago, and, after months of practicing, they have cleared the 40man version of Naxxramas in a record time of 55:03. To put this in perspective, an average clear time is 2-3 hours. A respectable clear time is 90 minutes or less.

However, the closer a guild attempts to get to the coveted sub-60 minute clear, the more difficult it is to shave off minutes, let alone seconds. Only 45 guilds were able to do a sub-60 minute Naxx, out of the 20,000 guilds who stepped foot in Naxx prior to the release of TBC.

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My guild and I have worked on sub-60 for a year! You can see us in <Phase Seven>, with our 65-minute time. I can personally tell you that the feat performed by <ACTIVE> is incredibly difficult and requires all 40 players to work as one, and to have the same mindset of always moving forward. I have interviewed the raid leader of <ACTIVE> for their full breakdown of strategy, if you are interested.

I also want to to give a special shoutout to the guild <Fun Police>. They were the first guild to reach sub-60 Naxx (outside of China).

The world record Naxx done prior to Classic Era was 43:29 by the Chinese guild <Noobs Alliance>. While the Classic Era speedrunning community is small, it is only a matter of time before guilds like <ACTIVE> close the gap and maybe even beat the other records. In the meantime, they are likely to be number one on Era for quite some time.

About the Author


I have played mostly warrior since vanilla in World of Warcraft. A huge fan of classic, I always play dwarf and have earned the title of Dwarflord. I also am a huge fan of the Diablo series! Feel free to get in contact with me on Discord (malekk#4465) or on Youtube!

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1 month ago

Wow Classic Vanilla is back baby! Era pretty poggers imho

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