Legion Survival Guide: Emerald Nightmare, Mythic+ Dungeons, World Bosses, Legion Season 1
Emerald Nightmare, Mythic+ Dungeons, Legion Season 1 PvP, World Bosses, J!NX Giveaway
This is a busy week for Legion: Emerald Nightmare Normal/Heroic, Mythic+ Dungeons and Keystones, World Bosses, and Season 1 PvP all open (September 20th US, September 21st EU). We've been busy at work writing guides to all the new content and we're excited to share them with you! If you want a recap of past Legion content, check out our
Legion Survival Guide
Things to do at Level 110 Guide
is also live on September 20th! New to 2016: Coren's loot is now ilvl 810, vendors sell new goods like
, and new
Brewfest Prize Token
items to purchase include
for 100 and
for 200. Full info in our
The Emerald Dream was created by the titans as a blueprint for Azeroth itself—a verdant and perfect mirror that reflects the state of nature had it remained unspoiled by so-called civilization. For many years the druids and keepers who are closest to nature have noticed signs of an unsettling presence stirring within the Dream. Spurred on by the Legion and Nightmare Lord Xavius, that creeping corruption has now burst forth, and will engulf all of Azeroth if it is not rooted out at its source.
Boss Strategy Guides
There are seven bosses in this raid, for which we have detailed strategy guides covering everything you need to know! Including loot, summary of boss abilities, tips for all roles, images and diagrams for harmful abilities, information on each difficulty, and how to defeat challenging trash! All Normal and Heroic bosses open on September 20th, with Mythic bosses and Wing 1 LFR on September 27th. These guides are written by
, who is the author of all the dungeon and raid guides since Warlords of Draenor here on Wowhead! If you just want the basics, we are compiling guides to all combat roles:
Dragons of Nightmare
If you want to brush up on your spec before heading into the Emerald Nightmare, check out our guides to all specs by community members. They include gear and artifact recommendations, rotation advice, sample talent builds, and more.
The Emerald Nightmare is a partially non-linear raid. Players must defeat
first to gain access to the Core of the Nightmare, which holds portals to other Nightmare locations. The raid may attempt the four bosses linked to the Core of the Nightmare -
, and the
Dragons of Nightmare
- in any order. Once all four of these bosses are defeated, the raid gains access to the
encounter. The raid must defeat Cenarius before they can attempt
Loot and Rewards
The boss loot table is the same between all difficulties. LFR 835, Normal 850, Heroic 865, Mythic 880. All loot has a chance to proc a higher ilvl, up to a max of ilvl 895. If an item appears up to 10 ilvls above the base, it will be marked as Warforged in the tooltip. If an item procs +15 or higher, it wll be marked as Titanforged.
Emerald Nightmare bosses do not drop Tier 19, but the gear's appearance resembles Tier loot. There are no weapon drops from Legion bosses as well; but relics drop instead which can be socketed into a weapon for an ilvl gain and specific trait boost.
Please refer to the
Gear and Artifact Recommendation pages
for each spec for advice on stats, particular loot, and relic traits to acquire. We have also broken down gear and relics from each boss in the
Emerald Nightmare Gear and Relic Loot Guide
In addition to loot, the Emerald Nightmare bosses drop fun items like
, as well as items for quests like
. Learn more about these rewards in our
Emerald Nightmare Overview
Finally, for transmog enthusiasts, our Transmog Set database is updated with sets from the Emerald Nightmare, and we are working on
of all Emerald Nightmare loot.
In addition to reading over strategy guides, consumables are important!
One new type of consumable are Vantus Runes:
Vantus Runes are a new item crafted by the Inscription profession.
These Runes are buffs you can use to help you defeat raid bosses in Legion. There is a rune for each Legion boss.
Vantus Runes provide a week long buff.
Vantus Runes increase your Versatility stat by 1000 on a specific boss. You can not have multiple Vantus Runes active at once.
Please see the full list of Vantus Runes
Augment Runes also make a return:
are a personal buff that increases Agility, Intellect and Strength by 325 for 1 hour.
These are not craftable, unlike Vantus Runes.
are a drop from LFR level bosses, and are contained in
is obtained by queuing during the times when your role (usually healers and tanks) are in short supply in the LFD tool.
They can be bought, sold, and traded.
There are also the usual new flasks, food, gems, enchants, and potions, which are all covered in the
Legion Raid Prep and Consumables Guide
is an invaluable tool for raiders everywhere to assess their performance and where they can improve. Some of their unique features include:
The "Problem" system is a fantastic resource for improving your performance and understanding what's causing you to wipe instead of killing a boss. This feature allows you to isolate the mechanics your guild is failing on, and if you have repeat issues, assess what might be causing them and what you can do to remedy the issues.
The replay system, useful for isolating positioning-based issues. This is a fully animated replay of the entire fight from start to finish, showing you key moments where players lose health, raid markers, boss spells and new adds as they spawn. You can see who's standing in the wrong place, or doing the wrong thing easily.
New to Legion, Warcraft Logs now displays talent, artifact, and gear choices for players. Great when using the compare tool to see why players of the same spec may have different results, or searching to see how other players similar to your talent setup perform.
The Mythic+ Dungeon system is a new mode of content that offers players an endlessly scaling challenge in 5-player dungeons. The system allows players to compete against a timer, similar to Challenge Modes, but has much more lenient times so that the emphasis is on solid execution rather than pure speed.
Read more about Mythic+ Dungeons and Keystones in our new
Mythic+ Dungeon Guide
Completing a Mythic+ dungeon rewards epic gear at a higher base ilvl than any other source besides raiding
Mythic+ dungeons have
; a level 3 dungeon will be more difficult than a level 2, but less difficult than a level 5
Enemies in the dungeons deal more damage and have higher health pools with each level your party conquers
A higher-level Mythic+ dungeon rewards higher-ilvl loot
At certain levels, the dungeon gains an "affix" that changes the way enemies will act, adding additional complexity to the content
Each week, players will receive a guaranteed item of loot based upon their performance in the previous week's Mythic+ dungeon lockout
Keystones and Affixes
Mythic Keystones are special items that allow a player to begin a Mythic+ dungeon.
Players may complete any Mythic dungeon in order to receive a Mythic Keystone.
A player may only possess one Mythic Keystone at a time.
If you successfully complete a Mythic+ dungeon within the time allotted, the Keystone that was used to start the attempt will become upgraded by at least 1 level.
Each time a Keystone is upgraded it will select a new dungeon at random from the set of dungeons the initiating player has access to.
If you fail to beat the timer, you may still finish the dungeon, and you will still receive loot for its completion. However, the keystone that was used to initiate the dungeon becomes depleted.
At levels 4, 7, and 10, the dungeon gains an "affix." There are eight basic affixes with two more reserved for Level 10 - Fortified and Tyrannical.
We have explanations of how to handle each affix in the
Mythic+ Dungeon Guide
There are two types of loot associated with Mythic+ Dungeons: a chest at the end of the instance, and a chest from your Class Hall the week after.
At the end of a successful run, a chest will appear with two items for your party.
At the start of the next dungeon reset, a chest will appear in your Class Hall with loot that corresponds to the highest difficulty dungeon completed in the past week.
For the very first week of Mythic+, the base ilvl of "Dungeon Chest" loot will be capped at 850
because Mythic Raids with corresponding competitive gear are not yet open. This temporary base ilvl cap does not affect Class Hall cache rewards.
Loot does not improve at Keystone levels higher than 10, but completing
at level 15 unlocks a special artifact appearance tint.
Nine dungeons are eligible for Mythic+ difficulties:
Black Rook Hold
Court of Stars
Eye of Azshara
Halls of Valor
Maw of Souls
Vault of the Wardens
Season 1 PvP and World Bosses
Season 1 PvP
The first rated PvP season in Legion starts on September 20th! Players can put their
to good use as they compete in Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds.
If you are new to PvP, we have an overview of how
Honor Talents work
and how to increase your Honor.
Legion Season 1 PvP and Prestige
guide covers all of the rewards from the current season, including prestige items like
The Gladiator gear resembles Tier 19 gear and we have all the sets listed in our
Transmog Set Database
The Season 1 Gladiator mount is
. There are also new mount options from
We will be sponsoring the first Legion tournament this weekend, September 24th and 25th at 1pm EST, organized by Method and GCDTV. Tune in on
to watch teams like Northern Gaming Red, Northern Gaming Black, Tempo Storm, Method, Soar, and Turtastic battle it out with the brand-new Honor Talents.
In addition, after the tournament Wowhead will create a repository of all of the PvP builds so you can reference and filter them throughout the season!
World Bosses and World Quests
World Bosses and their World Quests will also be active the week of September 20th.
These bosses drop ilvl 860 loot; every boss drops armor for a specific gear slot, relic, and accessory.
There are 11 bosses total, which we provide strategy overviews for in the
Broken Isles World Bosses Guide
Defeating 8 bosses is required to unlock the achievement
for an artifact tint.
Specific bosses drop additional loot, such as
Giveaway and Discounts
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winners!
We have a new giveaway from our friends at J!NX. They have a new
Nightmare Lord Tee
themed after the final boss Xavius, so we thought it was fitting to give some away!
Just leave a comment with a link to your favorite Legion guide from
and you have a chance to win one of ten Nightmare Lord shirts. Giveaway closes September 27th, 11:59PM PST. Giveaway is open to users from all regions.
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