Preparing for Patch 7.3
With patch 7.3 in the horizon, a lot of people ask themselves what they should do before the patch hits. What is going away? What isn't going away? What should I do prepare for the patch? Those are the questions that we try to answer in this post!
If you need help figuring out at which step of the many Legion attunements your character is on, make sure to check our
What to do to prepare for 7.3
Save Comparable ilvl relics for the
The Netherlight Crucible is a new feature in patch 7.3 that allows you to further empower your artifact relics. Each relic that you drop has a random tree of traits that you can choose up to 3 from. Saving relics that are naturally average or good for you might turn into an excellent relic with the Crucible.
Stockpile a bit of
Patch 7.3 adds a
new level cap to followers, adds new legendary equipments, and adds new types of troops
. Those new troops will cost 0
the first time you recruit them and 0
afterwards. They will be vital to counter new enemies and threats from missions.
Don't buy epic gems
new gems cuts coming with the patch
, that will teach Jewelcrafters new designs like
which, for the majority of the classes, will be better than the current epic cuts.
Crafting professions are getting a few new recipes for gear, like
. Those pieces start at item level 885 and are upgradable up to
item level 935
but, instead of using
, you will need
. In order to get it, you need to trade
on the repeatable quest
, which is available near the Obliterum Forge in Dalaran.
to transmute into
Alchemists will learn a new transmute with the patch:
, that will convert
. With the new craftables available in the patch,
should be really sought after.
Hit level 110
Content introduced in patch 7.3 is mostly exclusive to level 110 characters. Also unlocked content, like Argus World Quests and the
will be account-wide unlocked, meaning you do not need to complete the quests on alts to used them.
Accumulate Gold for the new Mounts
Many new mounts
will be added with the patch. Some of them will be linked to reputation with the new factions,
. The most outstanding faction mount is the
, which will require Exalted standing with
and costs 500,000 gold. To help you gather that much gold, make sure to check our new weekly
If you haven't gathered the transmog appearances for
Legion Season 3 and Season 4
, starting in patch 7.3 their ensembles will be available from vendors costing 12
Spend all your
As noted on the
Patch 7.3 Patch notes
, turning in
after the patch won't award
s anymore, which means no more chances at Legendaries or
. On top of that the amount of Artifact Power will also be reduced.
Complete all your Emissaries!
announced in a tweet
that all Emissaries will reset on the release of Patch 7.3! Make sure to complete all your Emissaries and get a fresh bunch on Patch day!
What isn't going away in 7.3
The achievements for defeating
, in Heroic and Mythic difficulty respectively, will still be obtainable come the patch. It will only go away in a future patch, when
Mage Tower Challenges
The challenges from the Mage Tower will stay untouched coe 7.3. If all, they are just getting easier, with the introduction of the Netherlight Crucible and the new craftable pieces, allowing players to get access to more gear and power which can make the challenge easier.
It is important to note the the requirements to unlock the different tints of the challenge appearance are changing in 7.3. Starting on the patch, you will only need to complete the requirements
you unlocked the appearance, meaning you can complete the requirements for the additional tints on any specialization, whereas today you must do it with that specific weapon.
Broken Isles Invasions
As talked about earlier this month in a
, invasions on the Broken Isles are staying active as they are right now in 7.3. That's important because they are part of the
required to unlock the class-specific mounts.
What is going away in 7.3
3rd Relic Unlock Requirement
in a Q&A
, the 3rd relic slot will be automatically unlocked for all characters starting in 7.3, not requiring to progress in the
Order Hall Campaign
to unlock it. It is important to remember that completing said campaign is still needed in order to get the class-specific mount.
Empowering your artifact
in a Q&A
, all artifact will be automatically empowered in 7.3, not requiring to reach Artifact Knowledge 26 and to complete the Broken Shore Introduction Quests to empower them anymore.
Researchable Artifact Knowledge
in a Q&A
, starting in 7.3, Artifact Knowledge will be a global modifier to all level 110 players which means there is no need to research any of the new levels of Artifact Knowledge that will be available with the patch or send catch up items to alts anymore. When 7.3 launches, everyone will be at Artifact Knowledge 41, increasing by 1 with every weekly reset, up to 55.
Don't save up
Come patch 7.3,
, the vendor that has sold Reliquished items since patch 7.2, will be moving to Argus, to sell
new relinquished tokens
. Those tokens will cost 0
per piece and have base 910 item level. You can still use currency=1226] to purchase the fun toys and other cosmetic items on the Broken Shore though.
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