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Warlords of Draenor Early Gearing Guide
2014/11/05 at 12:02 PM
This guide provides an overview of how to gear up in Warlords of Draenor! While some ways take longer or require more effort than others, we’ve described all the ways you could reasonably get gear in the first month or so.
We’ve also covered how you can modify/enhance your stats (gems, enchants, consumables) and a table sorting gear by slot and item level.
Warlords Questing (505-610)
As you quest and level up in Warlords of Draenor, you will inevitably get rid of your Siege of Orgrimmar gear. Here are some factors to keep in mind besides the item level:
Trinkets from Siege of Orgrimmar have reduced effectiveness at level 91 and higher, such as
Assurance of Consequence
All specs have an “attunement” spell that boosts a specific secondary stat by 5%. Several specs have stat boosts for new stats that are not plentiful on Siege of Orgrimmar gear, such as Holy Priests with
. Consider picking up quest items with this stat.
While quest gear does not come with sockets or set bonuses, it has a small chance to be 10 or 20 item levels higher than the quest log displays.
Guide to the Darkmoon Faire in Warlords of Draenor
2014/11/02 at 11:55 AM
is in town one week out of every month with heirlooms, spooky toys, battle pets, and transmog gear to acquire!
Purchasable replica vanilla WoW dungeon armor for transmogrification.
Mounts and pets to purchase.
Quests for mini-games as well as professions: this will grant
Darkmoon Prize Ticket
which can be used to purchase vanity items and transmogrification gear.
A carousel that grants experience and reputation gains when you ride it!
A minigame that rewards fiery wings.
World bosses that drop battle pets!
Warlords of Draenor Updates
Many Faire updates were added in Patch 6.0.2! Here’s what you can look forward to:
toy is a reward for completing
Brood of Alysrazor
sells interesting new vanity wares including
Last Deck of Nemelex Xobeh
, the toy
, and finery like
Darkmoon Ticket Fanny Pack
contains numerous prize tickets.
The Darkmoon Faire is now your only source for the level 85 upgraded heirlooms, as well as shields and offhands!
is a new pet tamer who has the rare pet
Syd the Squid
Ring of Broken Promises
is a blood elf disguise toy.
In Warlords of Draenor, there is a new set of Darkmoon Faire trinkets that start at ilvl 640 and can be upgraded to ilvl 665. This is obtainable after Warlords hits on November 13th, not during the prepatch.
Several old Darkmoon Faire items are now classified as toys:
Flimsy Yellow Balloon
Do keep in mind that for the 6.0.2 prepatch, some content may be inaccessible--creating Warlords epic trinkets, fighting level 100 mobs. Moonfang and the Darkmoon Rabbit are now level 100. Completing
Brood of Alysrazor
may be difficult as well due to lack of phasing.
Garrison Buildings for Raiding, Pets, Transmog, and More!
2014/10/26 at 1:43 PM
This guide will help you decide what buildings to build on your Garrison plots. There are many different choices you can make when it comes to buildings and the below information should help you choose what to build based on what activities you like to do in game--raiding, transmog, PvP, and more!
For more detailed guides about each of the buildings discussed below, click here:
Guide to Small Garrison Buildings
Guide to Medium Garrison Buildings
Guide to Large Garrison Buildings
Guide to Hallow's End 2014: New Pets, Toys, Disguises, and More!
2014/10/18 at 1:00 PM
Our Hallow's End Guide covers achievements, vanity items, candy bucket maps, quests, and spooky loot--now with tons of 2014 updates!
After a drought of holiday updates, Hallow's End has some new loot in 2014!
Hallow's End loot is now ilvl 540 to get players ready for Warlords of Draenor. New Horseman loot includes:
The Horseman's Ring
Seal of Ghoulish Glee
Band of the Petrified Pumpkin
Wicked Witch's Signet
The Horseman's Sinister Slicer
The Horseman's Horrific Hood
Also tied to the event is the amazing costume
Exquisite Costume Set: "The Lich King"
, new wands such as
Hallowed Wand - Slime
, new battle pets
Widget the Departed
, and several pug disguises (
"Mad Alchemist" Costume
"Lil' Starlet" Costume
is now classified as a toy to fit into your brand-new
Patch 6.0.2 Survival Guides: How to Play Your Class, Prelaunch Event, New Content, and Gearing Up
2014/10/14 at 12:21 PM
Warlords of Draenor is nearly here with The Iron Tide prepatch. In this patch, you will find all systems changes, including class buffs and nerfs, the Toy Box, new character models, and the Group Finder!
Perculia and Olivia hosted a 6.0.2 Q&A yesterday covering popular topics like Garrosh heirlooms, character models, and the new UBRS:
We also have a video of Blizzard's own 6.0.2 Survival Guide :
Below we've listed our most popular guides for the prepatch, covering what's new, the event in the Blasted Lands/UBRS, gearing changes, and how to play your class in the patch.
Also do keep in mind that if you do not see 6.0.2 information on a database page or some links look odd, it is most likely due to cache. The database is updated on our end, just clear your browser cache to update the page.
We've also started up a blog documenting all the
known bugs, hotfixes, and patch note clarifications
This guide covers all the content and system updates coming in the Warlords of Draenor prepatch--before the expansion hits.
This patch contains many system and UI changes for Warlords of Draenor--you just can’t access Draenor content or level to 100.
Here are the improvements:
Bag Space Improvements
Class and Glyph Changes
Guild Leveling Removed
Unified Auction Houses
Changed Old Raids
View this Guide
With currency changes coming in the prepatch and an item level requirement for the special version of UBRS, we thought we’d put together a guide on some easy new ways to get gear.
We’ve also put in a refresher course on item changes relevant to the prepatch as well--including changed gem stats and removed combat perks.
Gearing up Quickly:
Justice Gear for Gold
First Garrosh Heirloom 100% Chance
PvP Gear for Honor
Hit and Expertise Removed
Gem and Enchant Changes
Profession Combat Perks Removed
Additional Detailed Item Changes
View this Guide
Patch 6.0.2: The Iron Tide hits with a special prelaunch event featuring the Iron Horde. This features an instance with special armor and a new Blasted Lands questline that can only be completed for a few weeks.
Completing the level 90 version of
Upper Blackrock Spire
rewards special ilvl 550 loot, some of which resembles popular old items. We've included loot tables and strategies in our guide.
Completing the Blasted Lands questline rewards
<Of The Iron Vanguard
View this Guide
is a crucial resource for players in the prepatch with all the spell changes, so our expert guide writers have updated their beginner class guides for the prepatch and level 100. We've gone for brevity, to give you just the core facts you need to get started, without bogging you down with hugely detailed strategies.
We also have extensive list of class changes throughout the Warlords of Draenor beta. They are organized by spell type and then what's new, changed. and removed. We've also included pictures of changed spell effects and new Tier armor.
View this Guide
Guide to the 6.0.2 Iron Horde Blasted Lands and UBRS Prelaunch Event
2014/10/10 at 11:37 AM
Patch 6.0.2: The Iron Tide
hits on Tuesday, October 14th with a special prelaunch event featuring the Iron Horde. Like the Mists of Pandaria prelaunch event, this features an instance with special armor and a new Blasted Lands questline that can only be completed for a few weeks.
You will need to complete the questline as a boosted character to unlock all of your abilities, and players receive ilvl 515 necks, capes, and rings as well as ilvl 520 trinkets from various quests.
Other rewards include ilvl 550 loot from a special level 90 version of UBRS and a battle pet and title from Blasted Lands quests. After November 13th, all of these rewards can no longer be obtained.
Also check out both
What's going away in patch 6.0.2
What's Coming in Patch 6.0.2
in our guides on Wowhead.
Read on for how to complete the level 90 version of UBRS and complete the Blasted Lands questline!
Guide to Wild Battle Pets of Draenor
2014/10/03 at 1:27 PM
Today we're welcoming an additional writer to Wowhead!
, the author of our
Challenge Mode transmog
guides, will be writing weekly articles for us and assisting with beta/ptr coverage. We hope you enjoy her first article on wild battle pets in Warlords of Draenor!
The Warlords of Draenor expansion releases with 27 new wild pets for pet battlers to hunt and capture. These pets are in most of the new zones and are, in general, level 25 pets with the pets in the starting zones a slightly lower 24.
Unlike some hard to find wild pets released with MOP (like the
), these pets are plentiful and easy to find and seem to have an increased chance at being blue quality. In some zones, the chance at these new pets being secondary pets in the battle is quite high -
battles seemed to be entirely composed of the new pets whereas
secondary pets were mostly old world pets like chipmunks.
2014 Brewfest Guide (September 20 - October 6)
2014/09/20 at 11:46 AM
Celebrated by both the Horde and the Alliance, the Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and booze! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer!
beta key giveaway
this week requires you to complete a Brewfest achievement too!
During Brewfest, players can acquire the title
and collect fun mounts like
Swift Brewfest Ram
! Like 2012 and 2013, there are epics available:
Thousand-Year Pickled Egg
Coren's Cold Chromium Coaster
Bubbliest Brightbrew Charm
Bitterest Balebrew Charm
In addition, there are two MoP items from vendors:
There is also a special experience buff:
High Tinker Mekkatorque
will give speeches by their camps at 6:15 AM and PM server time, and then buff everyone nearby with this 2 hour buff which persists through death.
New to 2013, the
Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest
can contain ilvl 470 weapons:
Tremendous Tankard O' Terror
Direbrew's Bloodied Shanker
are additional vendors that sell
brews, including ones with fun effects like
Funky Monkey Brew
, and parts of
Siege of Orgrimmar
are decorated for the holiday.
There are no new additions for 2014, but we have datamined several beta additions which will hopefully be present in 2015!
Angry Brewfest Letter
Steamworks Sausage Grill
Brewfest, based on Oktoberfest, runs from
Preparing for 6.0: Guide to Removed Mounts, Pets, Transmog Gear, Titles, Achievements
2014/08/28 at 12:54 PM
Patch 6.0 is the pre-patch for Warlords of Draenor and it has many notable changes such as the
. This guide focuses on the mounts, pets, titles, and other items that you want to collect before 6.0 hits since they're going away!
The Warlords of Draenor prepatch is coming on
. Also check out our guide to
what's coming in 6.0
Guide to Large Garrison Buildings: Stables, Workshop, Mage Tower, Armory, Barracks
2014/08/24 at 12:59 PM
This guide takes a close look at your large Garrison buildings in Warlords of Draenor--screenshots, perks, how to acquire them, and more.
Here's some of the cool things associated with Large Buildings:
Stables Level 1
lets you learn 8 special mounts.
Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge Level 1
lets you open a portal to any zone in Draenor.
Dwarven Bunker / War Mill Level 1
lets you transmog to any Orc clan or Stormwind/Orgrimmar guard.
Gnomish Gearworks / Goblin Workshop Level 1
has tons of inventions, including a jet pack and glider.
This guide is intended to supplement our main Warlords of Draenor Garrison Guide. You can read an overview about
all Garrison aspects there
--followers, monuments, buildings, achievements, and more. We've also published a
Guide to Small Garrison Buildings
Guide to Medium Garrison Buildings
More Garrison guides are on the way, including Garrison Outposts!
Warlords of Draenor Beta: Guide to UI and Quality of Life Improvements
2014/08/08 at 1:29 PM
Check out our
Zone Preview Post
, with a Nagrand flythrough video and updated pictures of the Ashran faction hubs! Our
Weekly Beta Key Giveaway
has returned, too, with another set of achievements to complete!
Warlords of Draenor has numerous quality of life changes, ranging from the addition of the Toybox for account-wide vanity items to a new Void Storage tab and a greatly-expanded Group Finder tool!
This guide covers all of the improvements we've noticed in the beta--we've previously covered some in the Alpha, but there have been some changes.
The new Toybox feature, which allows users to save vanity items to a special Collections tab and free up tons of bag space. These vanity items become account-bound as well.
Players have an additional void storage tab.
New reagents bank and you can craft items keeping the materials in your bank.
Special graphics setting specifically for Raids and Battlegrounds.
New Group Finder tool letting you create groups for various PvE and PvP activities.
Solo queuing for old LFRs and scenarios.
Polearms and staves can be transmogged onto 2H axes, maces, and swords now.
Also be sure to check out the rest of our WoD guides at
Warlords of Draenor Toy Box Guide: All Items and How to Acquire Them
2014/07/23 at 12:07 PM
The Toy Box is one of the big features coming in Warlords of Draenor--you can store all of your vanity items, free up bag space, and use them on any of your characters!
With this guide, you can learn about the following:
How the Toy Box works on beta
What items are currently included in the Toybox
How to obtain all the items
What all the items look like
How you can track your Toy Box completion on Wowhead
Wowhead users love vanity items, and you can browse tons of helpful comments and creative screenshots in the database! We also have several Toy Box Guides made by users:
DarkElfIT's Toy Box Guide
provides additional information on the vanity items and tips on getting started in MoP, and
Celellach's Toy Box Guide
lists all the vanity items that have the potential to be added with screenshots.
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