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Premade Group Finder Guide: How to Use and Group Suggestions
2015/09/24 at 12:17 PM
The Premade Group Finder lets you quickly find players for a variety of content. This guide focuses on how to create and find groups, as well as different cool things you can use Premade Group Finder for. You can find groups hunting for rare spawns that drop mounts, join a Garrison for the profession trader, or grind out Draenor reputations among other things.
6.2 Tanaan Jungle Exploration: Toys, Treasures, and Rare Spawns
2015/05/01 at 11:02 AM
Tanaan Jungle, an improved version of the Timeless Isle, is filled with quirky treasures and rare spawns that drop toys and gear.
Blizzard published an
overview of Tanaan Jungle yesterday
and our preview highlights some of the most interesting loot we've found like
Accursed Tome of the Sargerei
Forgotten Champion's Blade
Read on for more information and screenshots!
Rare Mount Drops in Draenor
2014/12/26 at 3:10 PM
Now that raiding has started and the PvP season is in full swing, you may have some time now to go check out the awesome new mount drops in the Warlords of Draenor expansion. There are 7 new rare mount drops available in Draenor currently. 6 of these rare spawns have a 100% chance to drop their respective mounts for everyone that is able to tag the rare mob that drops it. The 7th,
, is different in that his mount is more rare but he is up virtually all the time - only 1
drops so not everyone can loot one from a single kill. This mount, though, can be traded or sold on the auction house.
Due to some of the new phasing technology, there may be different instances of a single zone on the same server. If you see someone in Chat say that a rare is up but you don't see it, if you get invited to that person's group you can be phased into the same-server-alternate-phase where the mount is and kill it there. Because most of these mounts (except
) behave along the same lines as personal loot, if you happen to have the corpse despawn on you or you somehow drop the phase, the Postmaster will mail you your drop. With the new group finder feature, you will often find groups camping the rare spawns or killing Nok-Karrosh.
All of the rares that drop mounts have several different spawn points, except
who has a static spawn point. Wowhead user
has created a
of the possible spawn locations of all the rare spawns that drop mounts.
Warlords of Draenor Guides to Rare Spawns and Treasures, November 3rd Hotfixes, End of Beta Event
2014/11/03 at 1:00 PM
This series of Warlords of Draenor guides takes a look at the rare spawns, treasures, and exploration puzzles in each Warlords of Draenor zone!
Rares, Treasures, and Temples in Shadowmoon Valley
Rares, Treasures, and Shamanstones in Frostfire Ridge
Rares, Treasures, and Garrison Outpost Caches in Gorgrond
Rares and Treasures in Talador
Rares, Treasures, and Jumping Puzzles in Spires of Arak
Rares, Treasures, and Gliders in Nagrand
They highlight the notable loot in the zone, provides screenshots and 3D models of interesting items, list rares needed for achievements, and link to Wowhead's rare spawn and treasure maps.
Draenor takes many concepts of the
and improves upon them. There are dozens of personal treasure chests and most rare spawns are now personal to the player and appear normal after being looted.
In addition, there's six rare spawns that drops a mount--which is automatically received by every player that participates in the kill!
Guide to Rares, Treasures, Gliders, and Exploration in Nagrand
2014/10/29 at 1:32 PM
This guide takes a look at the rare spawns, objects, and glider transportation system in Nagrand.
It highlights the notable loot in the zone, provides screenshots and 3D models of interesting items, and links to Wowhead's rare spawn and treasure maps.
This is the first in a series of exploration guides for each zone in Draenor, more will be coming leading up to the expansion!
Warlords of Draenor Beta: Talador Rares and Garrison Outposts
2014/07/20 at 3:27 PM
More buildings are now available on the beta to add to your Garrison! Blueprint vendors now sell all of the level 1 buildings and questing in other zones also unlocks special Garrison Outposts.
The buildings you choose for your outpost will determine what blueprints you get for your Garrison, shape your questing experience, and provide different followers. The buildings you choose for your Outpost in each zone will also grant you unique buffs in that particular zone.
Your Gorgrond outpost will make you eventually choose between building a
Lumber Mill Level 1
Gladiator's Sanctum Level 1
for your Garrison.
If you choose the
Lumber Mill Level 1
, you will get a shredder letting you access otherwise blocked areas for treasure. If you choose the
Gladiator's Sanctum Level 1
and complete the full questline, you can free up to five gladiators with distinct buffs to aid you.
The Shredder also automatically appears when there was a clump of tangled vines. The concealed treasures weren't anything interesting yet, but this zone is not fully developed.
After building the Lumber Mill at your Garrison,
has several quests.
Easing into Lumberjacking
, which lets you chop down trees for Garrison Resources.
Be sure to enter our
Warlords of Draenor Beta Key Giveaway
and check out the
latest episode of Wowhead Weekly
, including a BlizzCon party announcement!
WoD Beta: Shadowmoon Valley Flythrough and Rare Spawns, Beta Key Giveaway Extended
2014/07/02 at 12:20 PM
Beta Key Giveaway Extended
Due to the holiday weekend and staff on vacation, we have decided to extend our first
Warlords of Draenor Beta Key Giveaway
Monday, July 7th
. On that Monday, winners will be emailed beta key codes and our second beta giveaway will start.
to learn how you can enter our beta key giveaway--complete in-game achievements and have them tracked via Wowhead's Profiler to enter.
Shadowmoon Valley Flythrough
Olivia put together a video showing off Shadowmoon Valley, the level 90 zone for the Alliance. To see more screenshots of WoD zones, check out our
recent Draenor preview
Be sure to
subscribe to Wowhead's Youtube channel
for even more Alpha coverage!
WoD Alpha: More Rare Spawns and Exploration, Solo Queueing for LFR, Blue Tweets, Hotfixes
2014/06/10 at 2:37 PM
Our Warlords of Draenor coverage continues with details on rare spawns, a video on the Garrison
Mesmerizing Fruit Hat
, how to solo-queue for LFR and Scenarios, and some blue tweets on the Alpha. If you're curious to see more of our Warlords coverage, we just put together
organizing all of our Warlords of Draenor articles!
Solo Queueing for LFR and Scenarios
On the Alpha, there are ways to queue for LFR, Scenarios, and Heroic Scenarios if you are above the intended level. On live, these instances have level requirements so once you'd level past the requirement, you had no way of going back--like Dragon Soul LFR.
Before Alpha was playable, it was previewed on Twitter by Blizzard that there was a solution in place for this. Now we can take a look for ourselves!
By the Lorewalkers,
lets you queue for regular scenarios,
for heroic scenarios, and
for Mists of Pandaria LFRs. You must be above 90 to queue this way.
Right outside the
Caverns of Time
, you can queue up (along with your party members) for Dragon Soul LFR wings via
Frostfire Ridge Zone Preview: Rare Spawns, Vignettes, Screenshots
2014/06/08 at 9:24 AM
Frostfire Ridge, the Horde starting area in Draenor, is filled with striking winter scenery--and tons of rare spawns and fun loot like
Pretty Draenor Pearl
In this zone preview, we're previewing some of the cool rare spawns and loot you can find, as well as screenshots of iconc parts of the zone and their quest lines.
Interested in more alpha coverage? We've also got
videos of Frostfire Ridge, Garrisons and new UI elements
, information about
zone changes to Blackfathom Deeps and Razorfen Kraul
Garrisons, NPCs and Quests
Rare Spawns, Exclusive Glyphs, New Spell Effects, Quest Rewards
Darkmoon Faire Race, Additional Storage, 3D Weapon Models
Rare Spawns, Events, Loot
Introduced in 5.4 on the Timeless Isle, Vignettes and rare spawns are making an increased appearance in
. Players can find a number of rare spawns with unique loot drops (marked by a skull on your minimap) as well as special treasure chests or events (marked by a sword).
As an additional twist, these rare spawns only sometimes show up as a silver elite. If you search for
under the Draenor > Frostfire Ridge section of our Warlords of Draenor quest database, you can get a sense of the types of rare spawns and events available.
WoD Alpha: Rare Spawns, Exclusive Glyphs, New Spell Effects, Quest Rewards
2014/06/06 at 12:24 PM
Our Warlords of Draenor Alpha coverage continues! We've got some info on questing, rare spawns, exclusive glyphs, new spell effects, Flaskataur,and puppies.
Also be sure to check out our
Warlords of Draenor videos
featuring a Frostfire Ridge flythrough, Garrisons, and UI changes, as well as our
Alpha screenshots and new data
When questing, you now have a small chance for your reward to be a rare or epic version instead. When this happens, you'll get a special loot toast (similar to what you see when you win something via a bonus roll).
Rare items are +5 ilvls higher and epic items are +10 levels higher than the base item. For example, the rare version of
Frostwolf Hunting Crossbow
was ilvl 515 and the epic version would be 520.
We also found some adorable puppies while questing! You can even assist one,
, for the quest series
New Spell Effects
We'll be doing a series of new spell effects for classes, here's the initial batch.
New Player Guide: Mists of Pandaria Content Overview
2014/03/16 at 10:42 AM
Today we're taking another look at WoW through the eyes of a boosted 90. Earlier in the week, we published
a guide to essentials for boosted 90s
including gearing tips, raid details, professions, and currency overviews.
This guide presents an overview of other new types of content added in Mists of Pandaria, in case you've been away from the game a bit or want a break from the gear grind.
Before we dive into the guide, be sure to check out our
1-60 Leveling Guide
if you want to boost a character but would like them to hit 60 first for the profession boost as well! Also check out our
guide to Boosted 90 Essentials
to read up on raiding, professions, and the legendary questline.
Click the cut to get started!
Timeless Isle Guide: Coins, Achievements, Maps, Rares, and More
2013/09/10 at 3:12 PM
guide covers all the BoA gear, achievements, rare spawns, and vanity items in this innovative new zone designed to keep players busy when they're not raiding. In a radical departure from previous content, this zone isn't tied to daily quests or grinding out
. Instead, players can kill numerous rare spawns for vanity items, collect
for unique items, stumble across secret events, and loot BoA epics for their alts.
This zone is a bit more free-form than past zones we've covered like our
Isle of Thunder Content Guide
, but we've broken down the available content into the following components for our guide:
Players can loot BoA armor tokens, which can be mailed to alts and turned into ilvl 496 gear based on their loot specialization. These can be turned into ilvl 535 epics in rare circumstances, and some gear has unique transmog looks.
Rare Spawns and Events:
The Timeless Isle is teeming with rare spawns of all difficulties, as well as daily and weekly events that are fun minigames.
5.4 PTR: Timeless Isle Vanity Loot
2013/07/29 at 12:47 PM
not only has tons of
--it also has tons of vanity loot like character disguises, pets, and BoA items!
To read more about the
, check out our recent posts on
, and our initial look at
BoA gear, world bosses, and Timeless Coins
by The Blazing Way has special vanity items that cost
. To get this currency, you will have to World PvP.
To flag up for World PvP, you'll first need
Censer of Eternal Agony
, which costs 2500
. On use, it sacrifices 90% of your health, turns you translucent, and makes you hostile to players of both factions. Killing players with this buff awards one
Here are the vanity items from
. Big thanks
5.4 PTR: New Rare Spawns, Pirates and Events
2013/07/23 at 11:15 AM
The Timeless Isle is teeming with rare spawns--over 20 the last time we checked! Some are pirate-themed, while others spawn as part of rare events. The best part is that rare elites are complete shared tags--they are not limited by faction or by party.
For more posts on 5.4 PTR rare spawn coverage, check out
Rare Elites of Pandaria Guide
WoW Rare Spawns: Timeless Isle Preview
Cymre Jones: Timeless Isle Rares
Unsurprisingly, shipwrecks are a common theme on the
. The following events, objects, and npcs are tied to these achievements:
Where There's Pirates, There's Booty
Going To Need A Bigger Bag
The ruined Dread Ship Vazuvius lies to the south of Pi'jiu Village. It's overrun by
Cursed Hozen Swabby
, who are guarding a treasure chest that contains
Cursed Swabby Helmet
. They drop the
Barnacle Encrusted Key
which is needed to open the
Patch 5.2: Isle of Thunder Content Guide
2013/03/08 at 11:40 AM
Isle of Thunder
is a new zone in 5.2 that is the location of a server-wide War Effort, new factions, and daily quests. However, there's a lot of vanity-related content as well, for players that dislike dailies.
This guide aims to cover the basics of completing your new dailies, but also to highlight all the other things you can do on the island. Since you access more content as you progress through the War Effort, we've also pointed out what things you can do now, and what things you'll have to wait a few weeks on.
Unlike factions tied to MoP's launch, the factions on the
Isle of Thunder
are not tied to getting raid-quality gear or unlocking dailies for other factions. While you can complete twelve dailies a day, it's possible to have fun on
Isle of Thunder
without doing any dailies and simply enjoying the other content, such as killing rare spawns, getting
for completing achievements, and farming troll transmog gear.
5.2 Guide: New Rare Spawns and Elites
2013/03/02 at 2:37 PM
In the early Patch 5.2 beta, we covered new rare elites around Pandaria that dropped dinosaur mounts like
Reins of the Slate Primordial Direhorn
! Now that Patch 5.2 is imminent and we've tested out all phases of the Isle of Thunder, we're pleased to report that there are even more rare spawns and elites coming in 5.2! The Isle of Thunder has many rare spawns needed for
Champions of Lei Shen
, which drop items that can be used to summon elites for
It Was Worth Every Ritual Stone
Last week, I teamed up with Wowmartiean of
Martiean's Splitleaf Girdle
's fame to take down these rare spawns. Here's the video he made of all their locations and abilities, with me dying from
Ra'sha's Sacrificial Dagger
at the end:
Also be sure to check out Wowhead user Lore's great guide to all the
rare spawns in Pandaria
. His guide includes strategies for taking down all of these elites, as well as maps.
Click the cut for the details!
Gear Guide: Twinking with Pandaria Gear
2013/01/21 at 1:03 PM
We've talked a lot about rare spawns and their fun vanity loot in Mists of Pandaria, but there's another reason why you want their loot as well--they drop high ilvl gear with low level requirements. This gear is perfect for making a
very powerful 85 twink
, as well as boosting your alts through Pandaria if you found questing tough before--
Spear of Xuen
, anyone? There's even some MoP gear level 80s can equip!
In addition to dominating battlegrounds, soloing old content is pretty fun--especially if you're wearing gear some level 90s wear, but don't have to worry about your combat ratings decaying as you level up.
In addition to rare spawn drops, many of these items are BoEs, so you can see the average realm buyout price on our Quick Facts, which is powered by
The Undermine Journal
. Clicking on the link will take you to a page with more detailed auction information!
Click the cut to get started!
5.1 PTR: New Rare Spawns, Black Friday Sale
2012/11/21 at 12:04 PM
For those of who you love rare spawns, 5.1 adds several more for
I'm In Your Base, Killing Your Dudes
! Each hub in Krasarang Wilds has three rare NPCs that the opposing faction can kill for sweet rewards.
Champion of Arms:
. Located at their base's walls, by the entrance.
: Leaps to players out of range.
: Inflicts 60% of the target's health as Physical damage along a line in front of the caster.
Champion of the Light:
. Located inside their respective bases, close to their main fortresses.
Wrath of the Light
Champion of the Shadows:
Ubunti the Shade
. Respectively be found on the Alliance docks/Domination Point Tower.
: Inflicts 60% of the target's health as Physical damage for players at range.
: Stuns players in melee for 3 seconds.
: Appears from up to 20 yards away.
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