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Master Shapeshifters: A Guide to Character Disguises
2011/05/07 at 6:19 PM
Everyone’s favorite shapeshifting item is a Druid, hands down. But what if you want something a little more uncommon? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun disguise to use on boss-kill screenshots, or you’re just not that interested in trolls and would rather farm something else. How’s turning into a fish sound? A huge bug? A neon rock? Maybe you just want to be surrounded in a purple swirly shield instead? Whatever you’re interested in turning into, it probably exists in-game and we have it all laid out for you.
This guide breaks it down into playable race, creature, and object disguises, as well as items that give your character special effects. We’ve further organized these items by means of acquisition and noted some items that work while mounted or shapeshifted. Not all of these items will work in every zone, but they’re all interesting.
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest Legendary Staff Quest Guide
2011/05/06 at 6:13 PM
of the 4.2 PTR has revealed quite a few new quests, including Hyjal daily quests and (most importantly) new quests related to the
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest
questline! We've put together a guide to the quest chain (as it currently exists) detailing the challenge players will have to undertake in order to complete this truly legendary adventure! There aren't very many details on the sources for the various quest items that will drop in , though Blizzard has stated that the quests will be challenging for the entire guild involved (which is why they'll all get that cute )! It may be similar to creation of the
in that Heroic-difficulty kills will have a higher chance of dropping the required items, though it
require the guild to run 25-player content as before.
Not very many details have been revealed about the staff item itself, though Blizzard has confirmed that the stats and bonuses will favor offensive casters (DPS). They have also confirmed that the staff will feature the incredible effect of changing your character into a dragon. No details yet on how exactly
Children's Week (May 1 - 7) Guide, Including 4.1 Changes
2011/04/29 at 10:07 AM
It's been a while since a holiday has gotten a serious rehaul, but
starts this weekend and it's going to change that. This year the event features a redone quest chain for the initial leg of quests that take place in Azeroth, inviting you and your orphan to tour the changes Cataclysm has wrought. There are some clever additions to the questline as well, notably new ice creams that are served up specifically for the holiday at a mage run shop called
Cone of Cold
and dragon kites to fly with your orphan. Both the kites and the shop can be found in each faction's major capital city.
Additionally, there are two new rewards for those pet collectors:
(reward for new Azeroth quest chain) and
(reward for old Outland quest chain). This means if you've done this event every year, you'll still have a reason to check out this year's celebration.
As usual, we also have
a comprehensive guide
to share with the Wowhead community that outlines everything you need to know about the event in a lot of detail.
Children's Week: New Quests Guide
Want an Amani Battle Bear? Tips and Tricks to Completing the Speed Run in 4.1
2011/04/28 at 1:16 PM
Itching for a new mount or sad you never got an
Amani War Bear
first time around? There's a new
Amani Battle Bear
in Zul'Aman and it can be yours if you follow these tips to shave off a few minutes when clearing the first four bosses and freeing their prisoners. We'll assume you've already acquainted yourself with the basic flow of the instance, either by running it several times this week, reading our
for boss strats or were familiar from the BC version.
Anyway, here are our favorite tricks to beating the timer this early on. You'll only have 25 minutes to get this mount, so listen closely!
A Guide to Patch 4.1's Vanity Items and a Wowhead Comic
2011/04/27 at 7:56 PM
As our own in-house artist Noxy would be quick to point out, 4.1 isn't all about the trolls and the 353 epics. It's also not just a filler patch meant to tide us over until Firelands. In fact, according to her, the patch is very important--it has a lot of shiny vanity items to play with! From ones you dig up to ones you're lucky enough to adopt, there were a lot of little things added in this patch. Read on for a wallpaper about them and a miniguide of where to find these fun items.
Rise of the Cute Kittens
Noxy was so inspired by the new vanity pets that were introduced that she made a wallpaper for you showing her true feelings towards this patch. Yes, she's awesomely talented. Yes, she should draw more.
In-depth Boss Strategies for Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub
2011/04/27 at 11:18 AM
Now that the servers are stable, you're probably thinking of queuing for
later on today. As you can imagine, slightly harder heroics is nothing to laugh about--especially if you choose to be brave and PUG them. Add in the fun with rare mount drops, epic BoE drops, and they can even seem like a nightmare.
We here at Wowhead have you covered, though! Every boss page on the database has a strategy up that's current as of last night. We're also posting them here for you in a nice miniguide so that you can use this post as a cheat sheet to how to do every new encounter in 4.1. So sit back and read on if you want to learn how to put those trolls in their place.
Before you get into the strategies,
make sure to enter our Noblegarden Contest
if you haven't already. It's only got three days left to enter to win WoW Official Magazine subscriptions and more!
This version of Zul'Gurub is quite similar to the old version--the scenery hasn't changed much and some of the old bosses remain. Fortunately for you, there's a lot less trash and a lot more neutral Gurubashi trolls milling about. T
Patch 4.1: Official Video and Wowhead Guide
2011/04/25 at 2:38 PM
There's an official video for Rise of the Zandalari: Patch 4.1 posted by Blizzard to share with you today.
The days when great troll empires stretched across ancient Kalimdor are long past. Millennia of war and internal strife have stripped these nations of their power, lands, and glory. As Azeroth recovers from the destruction of the Cataclysm, the world's divided troll populations face a bleak future. These dark times have spurred the trolls of the Zandalar, the historically wise and scholarly tribe from which all trolls originated, to take drastic action. They have embarked on a bold crusade to save their race by uniting trolls into a single mighty empire. With the Zandalari's aid, the fallen capitals of the Gurubashi and Amani nations -- Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman -- are already rebuilding, replenishing their forces for a bloody campaign to expand their territories.
Yet Vol'jin and his Darkspear trolls are not aligned with the Zandalari. They have sworn to stand with their Horde comrades -- and even work with the Alliance -- should the trolls ignite a new war on Azeroth. Soon, Vol'jin might be forced to act on his p
Noblegarden Guide (Apr 24 - 30)
2011/04/23 at 10:44 AM
is coming up this weekend and Wowhead is here to help. As with before, you can find out what vanity pets there are to add to your collection, how to get
Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit
, and every last detail you need to become a noble by using
our in-depth guide
If you have comments or questions about the guide and/or the event itself, post them here and we'll try to give you a hand. Have a great weekend collecting eggs--both virtual and real ones, if you celebrate!
And hey, while you're celebrating the spirit of Spring in-game, remember to check out
the Noblegarden contest
we're running with WoW Official Magazine. We've had a great response so far! It's been a lot of fun watching people try to figure out the puzzles we've whipped up.
Closing the Gap: A Guide to Gearing up in 4.1
2011/04/20 at 9:37 AM
Many players have alts, but are they geared? And how about your main, have you started raiding yet? Well, if your answer to either question was no, you're in luck. 4.1 introduces some additions that make the game more friendly and the gear gap smaller, from additional BoAs to changing valor point gains in heroics. Most importantly, 4.1 brings about the revamped 5-player dungeons Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman! The bosses from these dungeons drop ilvl 353 epic loot—potentially cutting out hours of farming heroics and doing dailies. But with so much new loot, what should you really keep an eye out for?
See how good the new loot is and also see what gear is easily obtainable before raiding right after the break!
Dress for Luxurious Success: The Complete Guide to Gearing Your Bank Alt
2011/04/11 at 8:40 AM
The leveling dust has settled, you’ve begun to make gold again--it's the perfect time to spruce up your bank alt! Sure, you could go running around in starting zone gear, but it’s much more fun to play the Auction House in style. Show up for work dressed for luxurious success. From fishing rewards to wine glasses, we’ve highlighted the best of the offbeat items your low-level bank alt can equip. Whether you’re a veteran banker putting
to shame or a new player with an empty bank, retire your overdone
and let everyone know that your bank alt appreciates the finer side of Azeroth.
Check out the coolest items for each slot, holiday rewards, special armor vendors, and some sample outfits after the break!
Cataclysm Leveling Flow Guide: 1-60
2011/03/15 at 2:52 PM
Cataclysm tore the world asunder and redefined Azeroth--Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor will never be the same. However, as exciting as it's been to watch this all unfold, it also means that it's harder than it was before to get back into the groove of things if you have taken a break. Even starting a new alt can be a mystifying journey since all the zones have been returned and the landscape changed. Darkshore was hit with tragedy, the Barrens is split in two, and tensions have never been higher in Silverpine Forest. There’s too much to take in and it's hard to know where to start sometimes.
But don't worry--that's what we're here for, right? In addition to having
a lengthy guide to the Cataclysm changes
in our Cataclysm section of Wowhead, this post will get you up to speed on the general leveling progression of World of Warcraft for levels 1-60.
Find out where to go, what zones you shouldn't pass up, and more after the break! We've even included some fun items to hunt for to give you reasons to check out certain zones over others!
ZAM's RIFT Launch Day Guide
2011/02/23 at 6:49 PM
There's games other than WoW -
Yeah, that's right! Other companies indeed dare foray into the seemingly Blizzard-dominated World of Warcr- I mean massively multiplayer online universe, and sometimes they actually get stuff right! This latest example of stuff being done right comes from
, a new fantasy MMO that looks
pretty damn awesome
. Haven't heard anything about it? Well it's time to step out from under that rock, get out of that instance, stop farming those herbs and check out some of the badass features and content RIFT is promising. Will it succeed? You should be the judge. It's okay, we won't tell WoW you're cheating on it.
Rift is launching on March 1st, and our friends at ZAM have been working their butts off on their snazzy
and have recently posted an equally awesome
RIFT Launch Day Guide
which I definitely recommend checking out! We'll all be rolling on the Wolfsbane shard, Defiant side so feel free to come stalk us! <3
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