There has been some rumor that the prepatch might hit- July 19th. That means we all have 6 weeks to effectively finish up this expansion. Here are a few things that I’ll be doing to finish out the expansion and some tips to get you prepared for the patch.
Finish up your legendary ring on your main or any alts you may be working on. Once the prepatch comes out the ring quest will not be available anymore to start, however you should be able to finish it up until Legion launches on August 30th. You can make this a bit faster by doing your garrison missions and there is a vendor in Tanaan that will assist you in exchange for Apexis crystals. These rings should still be pretty nice to have while leveling and early dungeons.
I really need to finish up these achievements. To trigger an invasion you have to farm level 100 mobs in the daily garrison zones. You can buy the scouting missive from your garrison vendor for garrison resources if you want to do a specific daily zone. The invasions drop 4 mounts and there are several related achievements.
If you haven’t killed Archimonde on Heroic yet, you want to do this as soon as possible. The moose mount will no longer be obtainable after Legion. I suggest getting guild groups together, checking the group finder, or most servers have a guild or 2 selling runs for about 20-30k. Its also worth noting Mythic Blackhand also drops a mount but only 1 per mythic run.
Completing all the dungeons on challenge mode silver rewards you with the Challenger’s War Yeti . Completing them on gold will reward you with 15 weapon models. This will no longer be available when the pre-patch drops. The weapons will all be added to the new transmog system coming in Legion.
We’ve heard a lot about the profession revamps coming to legion, all of which I am super excited about. After having and entire expansion with little use for professions, “supposedly” they are coming back in a big way. I suggest having all your professions maxed and ready to go for Legion. The only thing I recommend crafting is Hexweave bags and supply your alts and the AH.
My goal for pre-Legion is 1 million gold. I’m currently at 330k with minimal effort. Gold is becoming easier and easier to get every expansion. Which means Blizzard puts in more and more gold sinks- such as a 2 million gold spider. Maximize your garrison with treasure finding followers from your Tavern/Inn. You can also try to do this with your shipyard by getting Goblin crews. The only way to do this is to decommission non goblin crews and try again.
I recommend unloading as much of your Draenor mats as possible in the next 6 weeks. These mats will become virtually useless after the expansion drops. People looking to level up professions are going to be buying bulk raw mats rather than crafted items. Running Kaz on all your alts and sell the Fel Blight in raw mats is also a good way to to make a little extra cash.
Farm farm farm. Sell everything. Run Cataclysm raids on 25M heroic and vendor everything. If you love battle pets, level them to 25 and sell these.
Mythic Dungeons and Heirloom Trinkets
If you haven’t yet, get your heirloom trinkets from Mythic Dungeons. They have a relatively rare spawn but clearing all the dungeons should get you at least your main’s trinket. After which you can then collect the other trinkets for other classes on the same character. Your first one will always be the appropriate ones for your spec. This is a great way to gear up some alts too.
Once Legion launches this place is going to be dead. You will want to finish up your achievements for this zone now. The Nemesis quests and achievements from your garrison will be extremely difficult to finish up with no players available to kill. PVP is the fastest way to gear up new alts for me. You can get to Item Level 700 in a day or 2 by running Ashran, or BGs during the BG bonus event. Questing is a lot harder if you’re running in at 650 il.
Clean out your storage
This isn’t a top priority, but going into the expansion with full bags of old gear, pots, and random flavor items is really frustrating. First, get your toons decked out with Hexweave bags. Get rid of duplicate gear models you don’t plan to use for Timewalking, disenchant your extra gear, and put all that extra flavor crap in the bank for later.
With the new transmog, tabarad and shirt UI you may want to collect a few choice items to have for when this system goes live. For me, this is not something I’m terribly concerned about right now, and I’m going to save this for later on. Some achievements and mounts may be harder or easier to obtain after launch. Pepe requires you to kill quite a few raid and world bosses while wearing him. If you die, you have to go back to your garrison and get him again. I finished this achievement already, but I imagine it may be hard to get people to do these raids and world bosses if you are unable to solo them in Legion. Mount drops from the rares may or may not be easier to obtain. Reputations will likely be easier to finish up at a higher item level, but let’s be honest, you aren’t coming back anytime soon.
This is my “to-do” list- anything else you are doing to prepare for Legion?