What to do Before the Legion Pre-Patch
With the announcement that
Legion is coming on August 30th
, here is a list of things to get done before the Legion prepatch hits! Before an expansion launches, there is a prepatch where class and UI updates are added, while some other types of content are removed. We do not know when the Legion prepatch is coming, but with the expansion on August 30th, your time is limited to get some content and achievements done.
From transmog for
the Fabulous title
from Heroic Archimonde to the legendary ring questline, there's something for everyone to work on before the prepatch hits.
What's going away:
Challenge Mode Rewards, Warlords Digital rewards, starting Legendary questline, tons of gold from missions, Brawler's Guild bosses
What's more difficult:
Draenor achievements, Garrison Invasion bosses, farming rares due to CRZ
What to prepare for:
new transmog system, collecting tabards and shirts, additional toys in Toy Box, leveling alts for Legion lore
New Transmog System
the Fabulous title
is coming in the prepatch, along with a new Legion transmog system. To work on the Fabulous achievement, you need to collect 25 items for each slot--including new slots which are currently not part of transmog in Warlords of Draenor.
If bag space isn't an issue, start holding onto items with unique appearances because they will all be added to your transmog UI in Legion. If you're interested in the Fabulous title, pay special attention to items you may have ignored for transmog, like wrists!
Collecting Transmog Gear
If you're unfamiliar with transmog or never really got into it, Wowhead can help you find outfits and cool items to collect:
lets you try on outfits. You can even customize your character's appearance!
Save an outfit in the Dressing Room to share it with others in our
Legion Dressing Room
also includes Demon Hunter appearances and
Artifact Weapon Models
if you want to plan out your appearance from Legion and work on collecting matching gear in advance.
If you need help finding a simple matching set, our
transmog set database
has thousands of premade sets. We also show what items are commonly paired together on the
tab found on all Transmog Set and Item Pages.
Questing for Transmog Items
The exciting new transmog system was announced at
BlizzCon during the Systems panel
; it will include the ability to automatically have all items for which you have completed the quest. Those quest rewards will be in your transmog choices immediately if you have completed a quest. To prepare for this, now is a great time to quest for transmog gear:
We have two quest-specific transmog guides to help you find cool items from questing:
Transmogrification Guide: Quest Armor
WoD Quest-Exclusive Models
You can check out all our
transmog guides here
Tabards are also going account-wide as part of the new Transmog system. Now is a great time to get to Tabard collecting as you will need 25 tabards for
Check out our guide to collecting Tabards here:
Wowhead's Guide to Collecting Tabards
Shirts will be account wide as well in 7.0. There are tons of shirts in game to collect and you will need 25 shirts for
Check out our guide to collecting all your shirts
The Howl Bomb combination is getting nerfed, which means that you can't use
and then both
to deal massive burst damage. This pet is a staple of many strategies for all sorts of pet challenges:
: a Howl Bomb combination can be used on the final four pet bosses. Completing the Celestial Tornament rewards
which can be used to purchase battle pets.
: many of these fights benefit from the Pandaren Water Spirit. You need to complete many pet encounters with
which deals no damage in order to acquire
: There are 15 elite pets in Tanaan Jungle, most of which can be defeated via Howl Bomb. Defeating each encounter rewards
which is an easy way to farm
. There is also a small chance it will contain the following pets:
Pet Charms are also receiving nerfs from Warlords content. In addition to things like Tanaan elites being harder to do without Howl Bomb, the Draenor Tamers will reward 2 Pet Charms instead of 4. Now is a good time to farm up Pet Charms for special items like:
These items will not be going away and the vendors are moving to Legion Dalaran. You can also start stockpiling Pet Charms now as you will need 1000 to purchase the new toy
in Legion, 50 for
, and 100 for
Many gadgets in Legion are being converted to toys in Legion. Now is a good time to farm old zones, craft low-level items, and complete quests for fun items.
There will be a new achievement in Legion,
, for collecting 300 toys which will reward the
Check out our guide to
Items Becoming Toys in Legion
Normally when the next expansion hits, zones from the last expansion are moved to CRZ. If this happens to Draenor zones, finding rare spawns will be more difficult. Currently, many players look at Group Finder to see if someone has put up an alert for a rare spawn:
Draenor rare spawns have a 100% droprate on mounts, so they're in high demand. More information in the
Warlords of Draenor Mount Guide
requires players who have completed
, get ported to
, and defeat him. If you die, he despawns, and you only have 10 minutes before you are phased out.
is acquired by finding an Edge of Reality portal which has a limited spawn window in select locations across Draenor. With CRZ, more people will be looking for the same portals.
Warlords Digital Rewards
The Warlords digital deluxe items (
) will not be available to purchase when the prepatch hits. These items are currently available for
$20 on the Blizzard Shop
required you to kill several Draenor bosses while wearing Pepe from your Garrison.
It will be much easier to complete this now while there are still people doing these raids in LFR and with people around the continent to get the world bosses, so we recommend getting it done before Legion drops!
our guide to obtaining your Perma Pepe
so you too can put a bird on it!
There are lots of achievements specific to Draenor that require other players to be present. These will be much more difficult to complete once Legion drops and we are all hanging out in the Broken Isles. Ashran may not be as difficult as expected because you can queue up with other players for it as part of a Battleground in Legion.
Leveling Alts for Legion Lore
Legion will include unique Order Halls and lore-filled questlines for each class. To take full advantage of the Legion story, consider getting max-level characters on both the Alliance and Horde sides, as well as a few classes so you can experience the lore more fully.
If you are not sure which classes or specs you are interested in, check out our
Artifact Weapon calculator
to see all the different weapon themes, as well as our
Legion Spell Animations
playlist to see what fits your character's fantasy.
We have a series of
guides for every spec
and role overviews:
Ranged DPS Overview
Melee DPS Overview
We also have a
powerleveling from 90-100
tips for new 100 players
Boosted Level 100 Player Essentials
if you choose to ding 100 via boosting instead of the old-fashioned way.
Complete Challenge Modes
Challenge Mode rewards will no longer be available after 7.0 is released. The rewards include transmog weapons, a mount, and a title. We have
partnered with Method
for a series of Challenge Mode video guides!
: Transmog Weapons
The following items are unlocked from vendors when
is achieved. They all cost each.
is the reward for completing
Bronze Reward: Title
rewards the title .
Realm Bests Feats of Strength
There are additional Feats of Strength for holding the realm-best time for a Warlords of Draenor challenge mode. When you currently hold that time, you are granted a special title:
Lady of Blackrock
Lord of Blackrock
Scion of Rukhmar
Check out our
Warlords of Draenor Challenge Mode Guide
to get started on Challenge Modes.
Collect Heirloom Trinkets
There are five different heirloom trinkets that are available from Mythic dungeon bosses. These trinkets will level with you through Legion, up to 110.
These are obtainable by any spec, in random order. You can collect these trinkets on one character for all specs to prepare all your alts as well. Once it drops for one character it is saved in your Heirloom Collection for other characters to use.
Check out our
Warlords of Draenor Dungeon Strategy Guides
Heirloom Upgrade Quest
There is a
to acquire a free set of heirloom upgrades:
. The quest chain requires you to loot
from mobs while completing your first random Draenor heroic of the day.
In Legion, as you level up, these heroics won't be available in your Random Dungeon UI, and it's unclear if you will be able to complete them.
Obtain the Moose Mount
is only available for a limited time - the item to start the quest will not drop in Legion, but will be available during the pre-expansion patch. Get a group together for Heroic Archimonde and loot the
We also have two guides that are helpful for obtaining this mount:
Gearing Up for the 6.2.3 Grove Warden Mount and Heroic Archimonde
Archimonde (Hellfire Citadel) Strategy Guide
Mythic Raid Mounts
are both guaranteed drops. After Legion goes live (not the prepatch), these will be reduced to a 1-3% drop chance.
Now is a great time to get working on getting these mounts. There are often groups in the group finder tool for Mythic Blackhand mount runs.
Need help killing Archimonde? Check out our Mythic Raid Guide for
Blizzard announced that the Brawler's Guild is going on hiatus in Legion.
The Brawler's Guild has several unique rewards including many shirts which will help you reach
Mount unlocked at Rank 8 from vendor:
Pet unlocked at Rank 4 from vendor:
Title rewarded for
Many other shirts for defeating Challenge Card bosses.
We have a
general overview of the Brawler's Guild
strategies for all the bosses
if you want to try for these items!
Gold from Missions
Garrison missions that award gold will be nerfed in Legion. For example, the Treasure Hunter mission ability that awards extra gold will be renamed to
in Legion and award extra Garrison Resources instead.
If you plan to change professions or need to max out your current professions, now would also be a good time to do so. It will save you quite a bit of time in Legion if you go into the expansion already max leveled in your profession.
Blingtron's Secret Vault
will award items like
instead of thousands of gold instead.
There are only a few months left to make lots of gold through alts with Treasure Hunters, so take advantage of it while you can! You can recruit a Treasure Hunter by building a
Level 2 Inn
and recruiting weekly followers with that trait. You can further maximize your gold output by constructing a Salvage Yard as missions you complete will reward
which can contain good items for the AH or vendor trash that sells well.
You'll want to save up your gold for vanity items from Legion's Mad Merchant:
. The mount costs 2 million gold!
Garrison Invasion Bosses
requires you to kill 6 bosses that are summoned from items randomly found in bags that are rewards from Garrison invasions. This is, as it appears, a somewhat complicated process!
We would recommend trying to get this achievement done before Legion is released due to it's central points being around the Garrison and requiring a group. These bosses can reward the following mounts:
Mostly, finding the items with which to summon the bosses can prove to be a challenge since they randomly drop.
Completing any invasion regardless of weekly rewards or difficulty rewards 0
can reward any of the following items to summon 10-40 player bosses to your Garrison:
If you are unable to get these to drop, keep an eye on the group finder as there are often people looking to fill their groups to kill these bosses there.
For more information, check out our guides to
Garrison Invasion Bosses
The legendary ring questline cannot be completed in Legion. If you have started the questline before the prepatch, you can complete it before Legion hits. However, you cannot pick up the questline during the prepatch and start it.
Like the Pepe achievement, the Legendary questline requires you do some raiding (LFR and up) which does require other people doing those raids (up to a point.)
This quest line requires all 3 raids to be run from the Draenor expac, and will be removed in Legion, similar to the legendary cape questline in Mists of Pandaria.
Even if you don't need the ring, there are several achievements associated with the quest line:
. You also unlock a special Garrison Monument.
If you need help finishing this quest line, check out our
Legendary Naval Mission guide
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