Things To Do Before Legion

Sadly, the run up to any rLegionLogo_lessglowelease 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.

 Troll Feet
 Blood Elf Ear
 Tauren Hoof
 Goblin Nose
 Orc Tooth
 Forsaken Brains
 Draenei Tail

 Dwarf Spine
 Human Bone Chip
 Pandaren Hide
 Severed Night Elf Head
 Tuft of Gnome Hair
 Worgen Snout

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.

Ashran rares

Mount Runs:

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 ReinsStratholmeLord Aurius Rivendare

 Blue Qiraji Resonating CrystalTemple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
 Green Qiraji Resonating CrystalTemple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
 Yellow Qiraji Resonating CrystalTemple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash
 Red Qiraji Resonating CrystalTemple of Ahn’Qiraj – Trash

Level 70

 Reins of the Raven LordSethekk Halls (Heroic) – Anzu
 Swift White HawkstriderMagisters’ Terrace (Heroic) – Kael’thas Sunstrider

 Fiery Warhorse’s ReinsKarazhanAttumen the Huntsman
 Ashes of Al’arThe Eye (Tempest Keep) – Kael’thas Sunstrider

Level 80

 Reins of the Blue Proto-DrakeUtgarde Pinnacle (Heroic) – Skadi the Ruthless
 Reins of the Bronze DrakeThe Culling of Stratholme (Heroic) – Infinite Corruptor

 Reins of the Grand Black War MammothVault of Archavon – All 4 Bosses
 Reins of the Azure DrakeThe Eye of EternityMalygos
 Reins of the Blue DrakeThe Eye of EternityMalygos
 Reins of the Black DrakeThe Obsidian SanctumSartharion (3 Drakes – 10)
 Reins of the Twilight DrakeThe Obsidian SanctumSartharion (3 Drakes – 25)
 Reins of the Onyxian DrakeOnyxia’s LairOnyxia
 Mimiron’s HeadUlduarYogg-Saron (No Watchers – 25)
 Invincible’s ReinsIcecrown CitadelThe Lich King (Heroic – 25)

Level 85

 Reins of the Drake of the North WindThe Vortex PinnacleAltairus
 Reins of the Vitreous Stone DrakeThe StonecoreSlabhide
 Swift Zulian PantherZul’GurubHigh Priestess Kilnara
 Armored Razzashi RaptorZul’GurubBloodlord Mandokir
 Amani Battle BearZul’Aman – Timed Reward

 Reins of the Drake of the South WindThrone of the Four WindsAl’Akir
 Flametalon of AlysrazorFirelandsAlysrazor
 Smoldering Egg of MillagazorFirelandsRagnaros
 Experiment 12-BDragon SoulUltraxion
 Reins of the Blazing DrakeDragon SoulDeathwing
 Life-Binder’s HandmaidenDragon SoulDeathwing (Heroic – 10/25)

Level 90

Instances – None

World Boss
 Reins of the Heavenly Onyx Cloud SerpentKun-Lai SummitSha of Anger
 Son of Galleon’s SaddleValley of the Four WindsGalleon
 Reins of the Thundering Cobalt Cloud SerpentIsle of ThunderNalak
 Reins of the Cobalt Primordial DirehornIsle of GiantsOondasta

 Reins of the Astral Cloud SerpentMogu’shan VaultsElegon
 Spawn of HorridonThrone of ThunderHorridon
 Clutch of Ji-KunThrone of ThunderJi-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!



2 thoughts on “Things To Do Before Legion

  1. Outside of PvPing I have been struggling to find something to occupy my time…..for the next 9 months. I’m sure there things that I could do…..just lack of motivation considering the extensive time till launch. Here’s hoping for alpha/beta access!

    • Fortunately, there’s so much to do outside of PvP, the task is to find it, and I’m sure it will give you the motivation to continue playing once you find it. Mounts, was just another suggestion, but in the coming days/weeks I’ll have other ideas to share.

      Maybe you could look into doing some PvE, catching up on Raids that you may not have done yet (Old World and Dreanor) or do Heroic/Mythic Hellfire Citadel for the Moose mount and Heirloom Trinket.

      Waiting to be flagged for Alpha/Beta is my concern. I got Beta access in the last week of testing for WoD, I dont hold too much hope for Legion…lol. 🙁

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