Sadly, the run up to any release to a new expansion is always a long and drawn out process, with the lack of new content and things to do. The introduction of Legion, will be a longer wait than the release of any previous expansion. But if you’re willing to read this first installment, you’ll find plenty of things to occupy you until Legion finally hits and hopefully prevent you from cancelling your subscription.
With the introduction of Season 3, everyone will be keen to gear up again. Dont worry if you’ve not done any PvP in Seasons 1 and 2, as all gear whether PvP/PvE will get boosted to 715 ilvl (15 ilvl below Gladiator gear from Season 2) in Season 3 whilst within a Battleground, Arena or Ashran. This helps close the gaps for new players. However, always remember ilvl is just a guide of your gear, it isnt the important factor, you’ll need to concentrate on the stat priority for your class in PvP, to reap the full rewards of your gear.
Ashran can be an excellent way to gear up, if you have the patients. There are many objectives and quests to occupy you, and as long as you’re within a good group and lead by a good leader, the task becomes almost effortless. If you’re unfortunate and dont get a good leader or group, this task is almost near impossible or could take some time to complete.
When you kill a player in Ashran, make sure you loot the corpse. You will have a chance to loot one of the following.
Blood Elf Ear
Human Bone Chip
Severed Night Elf Head
Tuft of Gnome Hair
Each one of these items, will earn you a Dented Ashmaul Strongbox, which contains either gold, PvP points or gear. Horde corpses drop alternative tokens and reward the same Strongbox.
Pick up some Song flower which can be found in The Dark Woods. Upon use, will increases all your stats by 15% for 1 hour.
Star Root Tuber found in Gorian falls. Restores health and reduces 40% damage taken for 10 seconds.
Make sure you kill the rares within Ashran, as they drop Manuals, Books and scrolls that will benefit spells for your class. A map outlining all the rares can be found below.
You may have read my previous articles here or via Twitter, that Ive started running old instances to earn hard to obtain Mounts. Most recently I finally got the Fiery Warhorse’s Reins from Karazhan. Here’s a list of some other Mounts that maybe of interest to you and no doubt, something for your friends to envy.
Deathcharger’s Reins – Stratholme – Lord Aurius Rivendare
Blue Qiraji Resonating Crystal – Temple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
Green Qiraji Resonating Crystal – Temple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
Yellow Qiraji Resonating Crystal – Temple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
Red Qiraji Resonating Crystal – Temple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
Reins of the Raven Lord – Sethekk Halls (Heroic) – Anzu
Swift White Hawkstrider – Magisters’ Terrace (Heroic) – Kael’thas Sunstrider
Fiery Warhorse’s Reins – Karazhan – Attumen the Huntsman
Ashes of Al’ar – The Eye (Tempest Keep) – Kael’thas Sunstrider
Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake – Utgarde Pinnacle (Heroic) – Skadi the Ruthless
Reins of the Bronze Drake – The Culling of Stratholme (Heroic) – Infinite Corruptor
Reins of the Grand Black War Mammoth – Vault of Archavon – All 4 Bosses
Reins of the Azure Drake – The Eye of Eternity – Malygos
Reins of the Blue Drake – The Eye of Eternity – Malygos
Reins of the Black Drake – The Obsidian Sanctum – Sartharion (3 Drakes – 10)
Reins of the Twilight Drake – The Obsidian Sanctum – Sartharion (3 Drakes – 25)
Reins of the Onyxian Drake – Onyxia’s Lair – Onyxia
Mimiron’s Head – Ulduar – Yogg-Saron (No Watchers – 25)
Invincible’s Reins – Icecrown Citadel – The Lich King (Heroic – 25)
Reins of the Drake of the North Wind – The Vortex Pinnacle – Altairus
Reins of the Vitreous Stone Drake – The Stonecore – Slabhide
Swift Zulian Panther – Zul’Gurub – High Priestess Kilnara
Armored Razzashi Raptor – Zul’Gurub – Bloodlord Mandokir
Amani Battle Bear – Zul’Aman – Timed Reward
Reins of the Drake of the South Wind – Throne of the Four Winds – Al’Akir
Flametalon of Alysrazor – Firelands – Alysrazor
Smoldering Egg of Millagazor – Firelands – Ragnaros
Experiment 12-B – Dragon Soul – Ultraxion
Reins of the Blazing Drake – Dragon Soul – Deathwing
Life-Binder’s Handmaiden – Dragon Soul – Deathwing (Heroic – 10/25)
Instances – None
Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent – Kun-Lai Summit – Sha of Anger
Son of Galleon’s Saddle – Valley of the Four Winds – Galleon
Reins of the Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent – Isle of Thunder – Nalak
Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn – Isle of Giants – Oondasta
Reins of the Astral Cloud Serpent – Mogu’shan Vaults – Elegon
Spawn of Horridon – Throne of Thunder – Horridon
Clutch of Ji-Kun – Throne of Thunder – Ji-Kun
I hope that this has given you some ideas or motivation, if not, be sure to read my next installment where I’ll hopefully tempt you further. Thanks for reading!