Maelforge’s prison is weakening, and Laethys has nearly completed her breathtaking new body. Now, the Ascended must brave the volcanic depths of Mount Carcera to take on the Wanton, the Golden Maw, and their terrible leaders.
Hammerknell is the third 20-man raid and the first Tier 2 raid. It features both the planes of Death and Water within its three wings, which hold 10 bosses. The Abyssal Cult is trying to free Akylios, the dragon of water, from within Hammerknell. Meanwhile servants from the plane of Death fight for control, and Telarans are stuck in the middle.
This sliver takes place in an alternate past, at the moment that the Eth High Priest Arakhurn and his acolytes first opened the Planar Gate at Passage of the Ancients. In this timeline there was an unforseen complication... forces of The Wanton had sabotaged the Planar Gate and, instead of opening to the Earth Plane of the Titans it opened on the Plane of Fire.
River of Souls opened up after the patch 1.1 event finished. The instance is death based which means death resist will help your raid, but it is not a must in order to clear the instance. Many people consider River of Souls tier 1.5 content, but it would be better to consider it similar to Greenscale's Blight difficulty wise.
Greenscale's Blight is the first raid instance introduced to the game and was available when retail launched. The instance is life based which means life resist will help, but it is not required. This instance is considered a tier 1 instance, but really River of Souls is similar when it comes to difficulty level. Recommended progression will be listed at the bottom of this page.
Gilded Prophecy is the first 10 man raid instance introduced by Trion in patch 1.2. 10 man instances are catered towards smaller raid forces who do not plan on doing 20 man raids, so if you are a 20 man guild it is perfectly fine if you skip this content. I would not recommend it, though, as the instance does give valuable loot which could help you progress in 20 man content.