Monday, October 31, 2016

How to get Moroes as a Class Hall Champion (World of Warcraft: Legion)

Moroes was added as a Class Hall Champion in patch 7.1 along with him as a boss in Karazhan. Any class and faction can get him as a Class Hall Champion, but unlocking him require some bits of luck.

The first step involves killing him in Karazhan and hope that an item called "Broken Pocket Watch" drops. This items begin a quest called Master of the House, which is the quest you need to complete to unlock him. This need you to collect the following four items:
1) Exquisitely Stinky Cheese. Obtained from a mission at the Class Hall.
2) Falanaar Fine Vintage. Obtained from a mission at the Class Hall.
3) Spiced Rib Roast. Created by cooking it, or just buy it from the Auction House.
4) Master's Bell. This is dropped by Shade of Medivh in Karazhan.

Once you have all four items, go to the cemetery outside of Karazhan and turn in the quest. This opens up a new quest you can turn in at the same time, which awards Moroes as a Class Hall Champion.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Getting a Falcosaur Mount / How to unlock the Talon's Vengeance faction (World of Warcraft: Legion)

In this guide you will learn how to get a falcosaur mount as well as unlocking the Talon's Vengeance PvP faction. I decided to do both of these guides as one because 90 % of the steps are the same, and you actually need a falcosaur mount to unlock the faction.

The Talon's Vengeance faction was added to WoW in patch 7.1, but was not found until almost a week after release. It requires a pretty long quest chain to unlock, starting with the new Falcosaur World Quests. Upon doing the quests needed to unlock Talon's Vengeance, you will also end up with at least one Falcosaur battle pet and one Falcosaur mount.

Part 1: Obtaining the falcosaur battle pet

There are currently 4 World Quests which will start the quest chain, and they are named "Sharptalon Swarm!",  "Bloodgazer Swarm!", "Direbeak Swarm!", and "Snowfeather Swarm!". These will spawn randomly like any other World Quest, and will be up for 48 hours each. More than one of these can spawn at a time, so it's pretty likely to find it somewhat soon. If you already completed the quest, don't worry. The event is tied to the World Quest being active on your realm, not if you have the quest, so you can return to the area and still get the quest chain started.

Once you have the World Quest for any of these, head to Dalaran to buy a special item needed.
- For the Bloodgazer in Azsuna, you need Azunian Grapes. (Applebought: Fruit Vendor).
- For Direbeak in Stormheim you need Pungent Vrykul Gamalost. (Elling Trias: Master of Cheese).
- For Sharptalon in Val'sharah you need Dried Bilberries. (Fialla Sweetberry: Food & Drink).
- For Snowfeather in Highmountain you need Smoked Elderhorn. (From any innkeeper).
All of these items can be bought by vendors in Dalaran, so make sure to pick one up before going to the World Quest.

Once you have the correct item, head to the World Quest and start doing it. Upon killing a Matriarch, and orphaned hatchling will spawn. You can interact with this and give it the special item you bought, and upon doing so you will unlock the pet as a battle pet.

The Matriarch  has a lot of health, and can be pretty difficult to solo, but should be doable by most classes. Once it's defeated, the Orphaned Hatchling will spawn somewhat close to the Matriarch, but they are kind of outside of the main quest area. When you give them the item they require you will automatically learn the pet. The item is not consumed (and also bought in packs of 5), so trade to nearby players to spread the love when you are done!

Spawn points of the different hatchlings:
- For the Bloodgazer in Azsuna, go to a middle small island pretty much in the middle of the entire World Quest, just south of the Matriarch. (coords: 35, 7)
- For Direbeak in Stormheim go north towards the murloc area, climb the stony path there until you reach the ledge above the area just north of the World Quest. Now jump down on a ledge where the hatchling spawns. This can be a little tricky to find, since the hatchling is actually outside of the World Quest area. (coords: 79, 69)
- For Sharptalon in Val'sharah (coords: 47, 1)
- For Snowfeather in Highmountain (coords: 32,28)

And a small warning before progressing further: The Direbeak and the Bloodgazer ones eventually requires you do complete a quest in Nighthold, which has not opened at the time of posting this guide, so you might want to pick any of the other two instead, so you can do the corresponding quest in The Emerald Dream instead of Nighthold! 

Part 2: The falcosaur battle pet quest chain

Just a quick tip before going into detail about the quest chain: The quests are theoretically bound to be limited to one quest per day, but can be done across multiple characters. This means that you can log onto your alts to pick up new quests by summoning the falcosaur, and this way you can do the chain a whole lot faster than if you only play one character. Once you pick up the quest you can return to your main to keep doing the chain, since the quests are shared across all characters.

Step 1) The first part to unlock the faction is done, and you have got your pet, but there's still a lot to do. Now it's time to level it up! In order to progress on the chain, the battle pet needs to be level 25, so either use a Battle-Training Stone to do this instantly, or go out and level it up.

Step 2) When it is level 25, it will give you a quest to bring the pet to any major city such as Stormwind or Orgrimmar, depending on which pet you have. Just take the correct portal from Dalaran to complete this.

Step 3) The next part requires you to beat 3 different wild pets using the Falcosaur. Each of the four falcosaurs has different pets to defeat. Again, this should be pretty easy since it's already level 25.

Step 4) Now you will get a new quest to complete 5 World Quest in a specific zone while having the Falcosaur active. What quests you do does not matter, just as long as it is in the correct zone.

Step 5) Next part requires you to do 3 Pet Battle World Quests with the pet summoned, as well as using it for completing the quest.

Step 6) This next part will require you to beat 1 rare elite World Quest with your pet. This is usually a Warden World Quest that spawns frequently.

Step 7) This time you need to defeat three more wild pets in battle, but these ones are different from the first three you needed. Again the exact pets you need to defeat depends on which hatchling you use.

Step 8) Now it's time for some PvP World Quests, and you need to complete 3 of these with your pet summoned.

Step 9) The next part is really easy, and just requires you to buy a specific item from a vendor in Dalaran.

Step 10) Once that is done, your next quest will be to defeat 3 more specific wild pets using the hatchling with two additional pets from a specific pet family. Once again the pets needed to defeat and used depends on which falcosaur you are using.

Step 11) The next part requires you to complete a certain dungeon with the hatchling alongside you. This can be done in either normal, heroic, mythic or mythic+, so just rush trough it if you don't want to hassle with completing a mythic run.

Step 12) The next part is pretty much the same as the one two steps above, defeating 3 wild pets with a certain pet family and the falcosaur hatchling.

Step 13) Now you need to return the hatchling to the nest, and you will get a matching mount!

Step 14) The final part requires you to bring the hatchling into a raid and defeat a specific boss. However, this is optional since you already have the mount, but I decided to add it, so this guide can be used as a falcour quest chain guide as well.
The Direbeak and the Bloodgazer hatchlings requires to to go to The Nighthold, while the other two are in The Emerald Dream.

Part 3: Unlocking Talon's Vengeance

The hard part is done, and now you can head to Aviana in Highmountain with your new mount. Use the mount and the battle pet, and interact with Aviana. This will trigger the introductory quest, and you will unlock the faction and be awarded the PvP item Ivory Talon.

Congrats on your long journey to unlocking the faction! If you want to learn how to gain reputation with Talon's Vengeance, check out the Talon's Vengeance reputation guide

Reputation Guide: Talon's Vengeance (World of Warcraft: Legion)

Talon's Vengeance is a new faction added in patch 7.1 of World of Warcraft, and is a faction of harpies located in Highmountain. Their rewards include two mounts, the Ivory Hawkstrider and the Rockspine Basilisk.

Unlocking Talon's Vengeance

Before you can gain reputation with  Talon's Vengeance, you need to complete a pretty long quest chain to unlock the faction. This is done by completing the Falcosaur battle pet quest chain, and once you have the mount and the pet, use these two while interacting with Aviana in Highmountain to unlock the faction.

Because of the length of the quest chain, I'm not going to post it here, but instead link to the Falcosaur quest chain guide.  Here you will find all the information you need to unlock the faction.

Getting reputation with Talon's Vengeance

To get reputation, you need to use your Ivory Talon item, which is awarded to you when you unlock the faction. This flags your for a Free-For-All-PvP, in which you can kill any player to receive 1x Mark of Prey. These marks can be traded in to Aviana for 100 reputation per mark.

At Ivory Talon only works on the PvP and Falcosaur areas, but once you hit honored, you can buy an upgraded version which works in battlegrounds as well. This upgraded version has a much lower chance to award marks, but will not turn you hostile towards your own faction.

To get to exalted you need a total of 420 marks, unless you have a rep buff active to increase the gain.

Macro for spending Blood of Sargeras easy (World of Warcraft: Legion)

After buying of profession mats was added in patch 7.1, a lot of players spend all their Blood of Sargeras on this to make a profit, but unfortunately it can take a lot of time to buy these because of the confirmation box that you need to click every time you buy an item. However, with a very easy macro below, you can simply push a button to purchase one of the trade good items, making it a whole lot faster if you got several hundred blood to spend.

The macro itself is following:
/run BuyMerchantItem(X)

You need to change the X with a number, where each item got it's own number (see table below).
Simply open up your macro interface by typing /m in chat, and create a new macro. Give it a name and copy-paste the above line. Now put this into your action bar, and it should work.

Macro for each item:
1 x Order Resource Cache: /run BuyMerchantItem(1)
10 x Lean Shank: /run BuyMerchantItem(2)
10 x Fatty Bearsteak: /run BuyMerchantItem(3)
10 x Big Gamy Ribs: /run BuyMerchantItem(4)
10 x Leyblood: /run BuyMerchantItem(5)
10 x Wildfowl Egg: /run BuyMerchantItem(6)
10 x Cursed Queenfish: /run BuyMerchantItem(7)
10 x Mossgill Perch: /run BuyMerchantItem(8)
10 x Highmountain Salmon: /run BuyMerchantItem(9)
10 x Stromray: /run BuyMerchantItem(10)
10 x Runescale Koi: /run BuyMerchantItem(11)
10 x Black Barracuda: /run BuyMerchantItem(12)
10 x Aethril: /run BuyMerchantItem(13)
10 x  Dreamleaf: /run BuyMerchantItem(14)
10 x Foxflower: /run BuyMerchantItem(15)
10 x  Fjarnskaggl: /run BuyMerchantItem(16)
3 x Starlight Rose: /run BuyMerchantItem(17)
10 x  Leystone Ore: /run BuyMerchantItem(18)
5 x Felslate: /run BuyMerchantItem(19)
10 x  Stonehide Leather: /run BuyMerchantItem(20)
10 x Stormscale: /run BuyMerchantItem(21)
20 x  Unbroken Claw: /run BuyMerchantItem(22)
20 x Unbroken Tooth: /run BuyMerchantItem(23)
10 x  Shal'dorei Silk: /run BuyMerchantItem(24)
10 x Arkhana: /run BuyMerchantItem(25)
3 x Leylight Shard: /run BuyMerchantItem(26)

I'm pretty sure the table above is correct, but to be on the safe side, just run the macro once first before using ut and confirm that you get the right item. 

How to get the Blackened Defias Armor (World of Warcraft: Legion)

The Blackened Defias Armor was added as a cosmetic set in patch 7.1, and now every Outlaw Rogue can obtain it pretty easily. It can be transmogged by any leather-wearing class such as druid or monk once obtained, but it's currently impossible for these classes to unlock the set without making a rogue. The rogue does not need to be level 110, but it's definitely a good advantage to be high enough level to be able to solo the instance easily.

So, what you need to do is enter the instance Deadmines while in the outlaw specc. Make sure you are on normal difficulty, because it is not possible on heroic. Go to the last room in the instance where the endboss is located, and find the NPC called Ghostly Parrot. Make sure to not kill any mobs on the way over there. A few is okay, but you will have problems if you kill too many of them!

Once you locate the NPC, summon the Green Wing Macaw battle pet. This can be bought on the AH, but will also drop from the mobs at Deadmines. It's usually pretty cheap, but the price might have increased a lot now that it has a use outside of pet battles. However, if you kill pirates in the end area of the instance, you are pretty much guaranteed to get one without having to reset the instance.

When you have summoned the parrot, you will get a grapple icon on your screen. Use this to get to the NPC called Captain Bramblebeard. He will offer a quest called "Sea'in Red", which requires you to kill defias members, which are conviniently located in the very same instance you are already in. Now you pretty much need to kill and loot 100 mobs to complete the quest.

Upon getting all the bandanas from the mobs, return to Captain Bramblebeard and turn in the quest. This will reward you with an item called Ensemble: Blackened Defias Armor, and this unlocks the entire set for transmog upon using it.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

How to spawn Nightbane in new Karazhan (World of Warcraft: Legion)

Nightbane made a return along with Karazhan in patch 7.1. He is an optional timed boss that awards the players with the mount Smoldering Ember Wyrm, but getting him to spawn within the timer can be pretty challenging, especially for players that are not very well geared.

Before going into the instance, get ready by eating food and buffing up, because the first timers starts once the first player in the group goes into the instance. You can see that the timer starts by seeing the emote "The strange chill of a dark presence winds through the air". For the first part, you need to reach and kill the Opera encounter within 8 minutes, and click on the Soul Fragment that is located in the audience. If you are too slow, an emote saying "The air grows slightly warmer", which means you failed, and need to wait for the next reset to try again.

If you manage to click on the Soul Fragment within 8 minutes, the group gets a buff called Medivh's Echo. This has a 6 minute duration, and you need to find a new Soul Fragment in order to extent the time of the buff. Each new Soul Fragment adds another 5 minutes to the buff.

The location of the Soul Fragments are as following:
1) In the audience in the Opera event. 
2) Before Maiden of Virtue. (You can click it without killing the boss).
3) Right after killing Moroes.
4) In the Spider Room before you take the portal to the stairway.
5) Right after you kill Curator.

Once you have clicked all five, the group get's a new buff called Medivh's Presence. This means that Medivh will be waiting in the Nightbane room, but hurry, you only have 5 minutes before the buff disappears. Speak to Medivh to give everyone in the group the "One Night in Karazhan" achievement, and he will begin to summon Nightbane. This takes a little while with some event going on before Nightbane appears, but don't worry, you don't have any more timers pushing you!

Once Nightbane has spawned, all timers are gone, so don't worry if you wipe or spend too long to down him. Once defeated, he will drop the Smoldering Ember Wyrm to all party members that does not already have the mount, as well as having a chance to drop a trinket, a chestpiece for all users, or Artifact Weapon Relics.

Good luck! Most people will probably need a few tries to be able to beat the timer, because this one is difficult unless your insanely good geared.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How to get Dark Ranger's Hood - Hidden hunter transmog helm (World of Warcraft: Legion)

The Dark Ranger's Hood is a mail transmog item added in patch 7.1 for hunters. It can also be used by shamans, but only hunters can obtain it. In order to be able to get one, you need a level 101+ hunter that has accessed the Trueshot Lodge and has an Artifact Weapon.

If you meet the requirements, go to Trueshot Lodge and talk to Death Hunter Moorgoth inside the main building. He sells roses, but don't buy them yet. Once you have talked with him, go and find Dark Ranger Velonara in the same building and talk with her. Now head back to Moorgoth and but a total of 13 roses from him (it costs about 26g total). Talk to Velonara again, and once again talk with Moorgoth. This opens up a quest from Velonara (Dark Memento) which you end at Moorgoth again. Upon doing so you will be able to buy the Dark Ranger's Hood from him for about 20g.

Once you've bought it on a level 101+ character, all hunters and shamans on your account can transmog this item.

How to get to Drugon the Frostblood (World of Warcraft: Legion)

Drugon the Frostblood is one of the 11 Legion World Bosses, and can drop ilevel 860 wrists and a few other items. He is only available when the World Quest The Frozen King is active, and some players have problems finding him once he is up.
In order to reach Drugon the Frostblood, you need to take the flight point to Stonehoof Watch. Now head on the road south of town, and follow it for like 30 seconds or so (coords: 59,69 Highmountain). Once you reach a branch to the right, take this into the snowy parts, and Drugon the Frostblood will be right there.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Farm insane Artifact Power with Timewalking Dungeons (World of Warcraft: Legion)

Timewalking Dungeons are tied to an event where each third week, we can run old dungeons from the group fiender. Our gear and levels get scaled down, but the loot is level 100. However, all the bosses from the Timewalking dungeons also award 1x Jewel of Victory. This has a baseline of 55 Artifact Power per item, and each dungeon awards 3-5 of these, depending on the amount of bosses.

The thing with this is that running these timewalking dungeons is really fast and easy, and a decent premade group can easily chainpull most of the instance, and complete each dungeon in around five minutes! This means that you can almost get one Jewel of Victory per minute, so the amount of Artifact Power per hour is insanely high.

Also note that the base line of 55 Artifact Power is without any Artifact Knowledge, and for example at rank 8 you will get 330 Artifact Power per item used.

When you set up a group for this, focus on bringing classes with good AoE abilities, since most mobs will be group based, and if you can pull 2 or 3 groups at a time and clear with aoe, the dungeon will be very fast.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Artifact Knowledge percentage gains per level (World of Warcraft: Legion)

The Artifact Knowledge increases the amount of Artifact Power you get from using items, and each level has an increased percentage gain. This means that each level will be based on the following level, and get higher exponentially. For example, reaching level 25 increases the Artifact Power gains by a wooping 24,900 %, so an item that originally awards 400 Artifact Power actually gives 99,600 Artifact Power at this level. This means that in a few months time, you will begin to see very large Artifact Power gains by doing World Quests and finding the AP increase items.

And by the way: items you already obtained will not increase once you reach a new Artifact Knowledge level, so there is no point in saving them up for later 

Anyway, below is the table that tells you how much increase you get per level:
1: 25 %
2: 50 %
3: 90 %
4: 140 %
5: 200 %
6: 275 %
7: 375 %
8: 500 %
9: 650 %
10: 850 %
11: 1,100 %
12: 1,400 %
13: 1,775 %
14: 2,250 %
15: 2,850 %
16: 3,600 %
17: 4,550 %
18: 5,700 %
19: 7,200 %
20: 9,000 %
21: 11,300 %
22: 14,200 %
23: 17,800 %
24: 22,300 %
25: 24,900 %

So you better get the Artifact Knowledge work orders ready as soon as possible, because this is severely gonna affect your future AP gains!

Lore Page increased by getting Artifact Knowledge

The higher Artifact Knowledge you get, the more lore pages you unlock for your Artifact Weapon. Below you can see at what Artifact Knowledge level you unlock each page:
Page 1: Artifact Knowledge level 1
Page 2: Artifact Knowledge level 3
Page 3: Artifact Knowledge level 5
Page 4: Artifact Knowledge level 7
Page 5: Artifact Knowledge level 10
Page 6: Artifact Knowledge level 12
Page 7: Artifact Knowledge level 15
Page 8: Artifact Knowledge level 18
Page 9: Artifact Knowledge level 20
Page 10: Artifact Knowledge level 23

Friday, October 7, 2016

How to level up mining very fast (World of Warcraft: Legion)

If you want to reach skill level 800 in mining really fast, this method is perfect for you. Getting from level 1 to 800 will probably take a few hours in total. To use this method you need to have the add on called Cross Realm Assist, and an active Massive Leystone World Quest active.

When you got this, go to the world quest location. Turn off auto loot, and mine one of the nodes for the quest. Now walk away without looting the item, and mine every single node you can find in the area. Don't loot any of them!

Once you have mined all the nodes, click on Quick Join button on the Cross Realm Assist add on to change realms, and now you can skill up using all the same nodes once again. Keep changing realms until you reach skill level 800!

The problem with this method is that remining the same nodes on the same server does not give skill up, so every once in a while you will be back at the same server you already mined. If this is the case, and you don't get a skill up from the first node, simply realm jump again for a new server.

Also note that once you leave the area, the ores from the World Quest will be mailed to your character, so you don't even loose out on the WQ loot for doing this method.

Level up a level each 40 minutes in Azsuna (World of Warcraft: Legion)

There is a quest at the beginning of the questline in Azsuna that allows for some extreme Experience gains very quickly, and with this method you can easily level up every 30-60 minutes! The quest needed is called The Scythe of Souls, which is one of the very first quests, so if you already did this, sorry, but this method will not work for you.

Anyway, here's the method:

Start by downloading and activating an add on called Cross Realm Assist. Now log into the game and click on the three crystals required for the quest. This spawns a big mob that is actually really easy to kill, but awards you with 5k XP! After he is dead, press the Quick Join button on the Cross Realm Assist Add on to hop onto a new server. This will reset the quest, and you are able to click on the three crystals and spawn the big enemy again for another 5k exp. He is usually alive on all the realms, but if not, just use the button again to go to another server.

Now you simply need to keep doing this and getting 5k exp every time you kill the boss, and you will level up in no time!

The downsides to this method is that you obviously don't get any rep and quests completing in the Legion zones, but don't worry, in patch 7.1 World Quests will be automatically unlocked for alts once they reach level 110, so no need to quest in every zone anymore.