World Of Warcraft Guides  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com World Of Warcraft Guides  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network World of Warcraft: How to Get Glimr https://www.gameskinny.com/06n2x/world-of-warcraft-how-to-get-glimr https://www.gameskinny.com/06n2x/world-of-warcraft-how-to-get-glimr Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:18:07 -0500 Sergey_3847

Blizzard added a new secret murloc pet Glimr to World of Warcraft. This cute little humanoid can be obtained by completing a rather long chain of quests. This guide will provide you with all the necessary steps on how to get this little guy.

Before venturing into the aquatic area of Venture Bay, be sure to bring along three battle pets and at least one underwater mount, as you'll spend a lot of time under the water.

How to Get Glimr in World of Warcraft

Glimmerfin Scale

Start the quest by going to coordinates 18.5, 88.3, which is a tiny iceberg at Grizzly Hills.

There you will find a Glimmerfin Scout that spawns regularly. You need to make it run away and leave behind some Glimmerfin Scale.

Then, travel to Borean Tundra and show the scale to King Mrgl-Mrgl.

Glimmerfin Welcome

This part of the quest will require you to collect 10x Meaty Crab Chunks in the underwater.

Once you have all the chunks, you need to bring them to Glimmergut, who resides at Venture Bay.

A Big Horkin' Task

Glimmergut will ask you to bring him a Pile of Blubberfat, which can be extracted from Horker lion seals that occupy the same area as Glimmergut.

You only need to kill one Horker to get the required drop, so this is a relatively easy task.

Once you deliver the Blubberfat to Glimmergut, he will tell you to deliver it to Glimmerfin Oracle, who resides nearby.

Pearl in the Deeps

Glimmerfin Oracle will ask you to bring her the Giant Pearl, which can be found in the waters of Venture Bay.

In order to make your search easier just go to these coordinates 21.8, 95.6 and pick up the pearl.

Trainer's Test

This part of the quest will require you to make up a team of pets and enter the battle with Trainer Grrglin, who occupies an iceberg at coordinates 21.5, 88.7.

Grrglin will pit three pets against you:

  • Flipper, a pengling (rare)
  • Snipper, a crab (uncommon)
  • Whipper, a  seahorse (common)

The max level of pets is 25, so you should have no problem beating them.

Wrap it Up

Go back to Glimmerfin Oracle, who will ask you to collect three more items:

  • Warm Seaweed Stalk
  • Young Seaweed Stalk
  • Bulbous Seaweed Stalk

These can be found at coordinates 11.2, 95.0; 8.9, 94.3; and 12.7, 96.7 respectively.

Guardian of the Smallest

Finally, you need to defeat the last boss - the Great Mua'kin (Level 50). This Makrura lobster resides underwater at coordinates 8.7, 91.2.

Great Mua'kin uses three abilities throughout the fight:

  • Claw Crack, which is a simple physical attack
  • Sand Smash, which is a stun ground slam
  • Spiked Carapace, another physical attack

You can take him single-handedly, if your character is well-geared, and if not, then take him out as a team.

As a reward for beating the Great Mua'kin you will receive an egg with Glimr murloc pet.

That's all you need to know on how to get Glimr in World of Warcraft. Check out other World of Warcraft guides.

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World of Warcraft Classic: Where is Mankrik's Wife? https://www.gameskinny.com/krh2d/world-of-warcraft-classic-where-is-mankriks-wife https://www.gameskinny.com/krh2d/world-of-warcraft-classic-where-is-mankriks-wife Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:33:35 -0400 Ashley Shankle

There's one question that's echoed throughout the annals of World of Warcraft history that haunts anyone who has spent any amount of time in the Barrens. One question that's been memed and back: Where is Mankrik's wife?

In the Crossroads, players will inevitably pick up the quest "Lost in Battle," in which Mankrik requests you seek out his wife somewhere to the south. You take the quest, of course, because XP is a delicious candy treat you must eat.

Just to note, this short guide does have a very minor spoiler, specifically about the fate of Mankrik's wife. It's incredibly minor and has no bearing on the game overall, but if you intend to go into World of Warcraft Classic blind and with no experience with the game pre-Cataclysm, you may want to just skim over the text here and look at the image below.

Where is Mankrik's Wife?

Okay, that's the last time I'm typing that. Sorry.

Getting "Lost in Battle" done is actually incredibly easy. Just run south, down the road from the Crossroads, sticking to the road for the most part unless you want to get into some scuffles with raptors. 

Eventually, you will come to a bridge over a narrow gully. Cross the bridge and start looking for some huts to the left. They shouldn't be far from the road, though there will be raptors in the vicinity. Don't be surprised if a raptor decides to try to eat your face while you're investigating the huts, as one patrols very close by.

In one of the huts you'll find a corpse that can be interacted with, which is unsurprisingly Mankrik's wife. Click on her, progress the quest, and head back up to the Crossroads to turn "Lost in Battle" in to Mankrik, who is understandably bereaved by the news.

This quest is a good example of why it's important to pay attention to quest text in World of Warcraft Classic. Live and learn, right?

I'm working up some WoW Classic guides bit by bit, and we wholeheartedly welcome any WoWC player to pop on here and write their own guides! For now, I've worked up a weapon trainer locations guide as well as a racial abilities guide. Check them out, but most importantly have fun!

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WoW Classic Racial Abilites and Best Classes Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/7hhjh/wow-classic-racial-abilites-and-best-classes-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/7hhjh/wow-classic-racial-abilites-and-best-classes-guide Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:32:05 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Each race has had its strengths and weaknesses since the dawn of World of Warcraft, but the differences today aren't necessarily the same as those from 2004. We're about to hop straight into a time machine to 15 years ago with WoW Classic, and its racial abilities.

WoW Classic's racial abilities are easy enough to understand. Some races, such as Undead and Night Elf, are clearly more geared toward PvP content, but you will probably have the same fun with any class and race combination (unless you get a little too used to Will of the Forsaken).

It's important to keep in mind while reading through this guide that ultimately, you should choose whatever race and class combination you want to play. Meta gaming WoW Classic only does so much, and it's not like you're about to tackle the hardest content Azeroth's ever seen.

You have a little more to think about in terms of race as a PvP player, but if you played way back in the day you probably already know which race you want to carry you to victory in contested areas.

Let's cut past my rambling  there's plenty of it below. Good luck on your journeys!

Alliance Racial Abilities


Human
- Sword Specialization: Skill with Swords and Two-Handed Swords increased by 5.
- Mace Specialization: Skill with Maces and Two-Handed Maces increased by 5.
- Diplomacy: Reputation gains increased by 10%.
- The Human Spirit: Spirit increased by 5%.
- Perception: Dramatically increases stealth detection for 20 sec. (3-minute cooldown)
Classes: Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior
Humans are predictably well-rounded, capable in both physical and magical regards thanks to their weapon specializations and The Human Spirit granting additional Spirit. Humans make ideal Paladins and Priests, but Paladins, in particular, due to melee specializations and additional Spirit. Their stats are well-rounded but weighted toward Spirit. Perception has its uses in PvP.

Human Priests are able to learn Desperate Prayer (Instantly heals the caster for X to X. 10 min cooldown) and Feedback (The priest becomes surrounded with anti-magic energy. Any successful spell cast against the priest will burn 18 of the attacker's Mana, causing 1 Shadow damage for each point of Mana burned. Lasts 15 sec.).

Both skills are worthwhile in PvP but Feedback doesn't have much use in endgame PvE.

 


Night Elf
- Nature Resistance: Nature Resistance increased by 10.
- Quickness: Dodge chance increased by 1%.
- Wisp Spirit: Transform into a wisp upon death, increasing movement speed by 50%.
- Shadowmeld: Activate to slip into the shadows, reducing the chance for enemies to detect your presence. Lasts until canceled or upon moving. Night Elf Rogues and Druids with Shadowmeld are more difficult to detect while stealthed or prowling. (10-sec cooldown)
Classes: Mage, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior
Being the only Alliance race able to go Druid, Night Elves are ideal for the class; but they're also fantastic Rogues when considering Quickness, the Shadowmeld Active, and innately high Agility. Their Stamina and Strength are lacking.

Starshards (Rains starshards down on the enemy target's head, causing X Arcane damage over 6 sec.) is a channeled ability, making it risky to use in PvP and simply not ideal in PvE. Elune's Grace (Reduces ranged damage taken by X and increases chance to dodge by 10% for 15 sec.) is solid for surviving PvP, but doesn't make up for the presence of Starshards.

Neither skills are particularly impressive, but Elune's Grace is much better than Undead and Troll Priest exclusives Hex of Weakness and Touch of Weakness.

 


Gnome
- Arcane Resistance: Arcane Resistance increased by 10.
- Expansive Mind: Intelligence increased by 5%.
- Escape Artist: Escape the effects of any immobilization or movement speed reduction effect. (0.5-second cast, 1-minute cooldown)
- Engineering Specialization: Engineering skill increased by 15.
Classes: Mage, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior
Gnomes are ideal for Mages and Warlocks because of their 5% increased Intelligence, and Escape Artist is among the best racial actives. Their based Strength and Stamina are very low, making them less ideal for Paladin or Warrior, but their very high base Agility makes for a good start to a Rogue.

Escape Artist is mostly useful in PvP situations, and its relatively short cooldown makes it easy to use more than once in a single skirmish.

 


Dwarf
- Frost Resistance: Increases Frost Resistance by 10.
- Gun Specialization: Guns skill increased by 5.
- Find Treasure: Allows the dwarf to sense nearby treasure, making it appear on the minimap. Lasts until canceled.
- Stoneform: While active, grants immunity to Bleed, Poison, and Disease effects. In addition, Armor increased by 10%. Lasts 8 sec. (3-min cooldown)
Classes: Hunter, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Warrior
Dwarves make for some of the best Paladins and Warriors in the game thanks to the Stoneform racial active and their high base Stamina and Strength. Their base Agility is low, making them less-than-ideal Rogues. They do make for pretty great Priests because of their base stats with the class and race-exclusive Priest skills.

Find Treasure is fine to have up while questing to seek out treasure chests, but as you can only track one resource at a time, you may not use it much if you take Mining, Herbalism, or go Hunter.

Dwarves boast one of the best sets of exclusive Priest skills in the game, primarily thanks to Fear Ward (Wards the friendly target against Fear. The next Fear effect used against the target will fail, using up the ward. Lasts 10 min.). Desperate Prayer (Instantly heals the caster for X to X. 10 min cooldown) is also decent for both PvE and PvP.

Dwarves are probably the best race for a PvP Priest in the Alliance.

 

Horde Racial Abilities


Orc
- Axe Specialization: Skill with Axes and Two-Handed Axes increased by 5.
- Command: Damage dealt by Hunter and Warlock pets increased by 5%.
- Hardiness: Chance to resist Stun effects increased by an additional 25%.
- Blood Fury: Increases base melee attack power by 25% for 15 sec and reduces healing effects on you by 50% for 25 sec. (2-min cooldown)
Classes: Hunter, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, Warrior
Orcs are the Horde's most well-rounded race and do well with most classes, but they are best as Warriors and (Enhancement) Shamans. They make for fantastic frontline fighters but are decent Hunters. Orc Rogues shine brightest only when Blood Fury is active.

Their weakest class is probably Warlock, which is best suited to Undead. Warlock pets often aren't used as active damage dealers in endgame PvE and are quickly dispatched in PvP, making Command less useful for the Orc Warlock. Its other racials also do not suit the class well.

 


Tauren
- Endurance: Total Health increased by 5%.
- Nature Resistance: Nature Resistance increased by 10.
- Cultivation: Herbalism skill increased by 15.
- War Stomp: Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yds for 2 sec. (2-min cooldown)
Classes: Druid, Hunter, Shaman, Warrior
Thanks to the extra health from Endurance and on-demand stun from War Stomp, Tauren also make for great frontline fighters and are great Warriors and Shamans, though Tauren Shamans have the smallest starting Mana pool of the races. This is also the only Horde race able to go Druid.

Though the extra health from Endurance is a boon, the utility of War Stomp in PvE and PvP situations cannot be understated. Though Tauren Shamans don't bring great stats to the table, the extra survivability provided by War Stomp (after which the Shaman can heal in brief safety) is hugely helpful in PvP situations. Tauren Warriors are the beefiest (get it?) by a long shot, however.

 


Undead
- Shadow Resistance: Shadow Resistance increased by 10.
- Underwater Breathing: Underwater breath lasts 300% longer than normal.
- Cannibalize: When activated, regenerates 7% of total health every 2 sec for 10 sec. Only works on Humanoid or Undead corpses within 7 yds. Any movement, action, or damage taken while Cannibalizing will cancel the effect.
- Will of the Forsaken: Provides immunity to Charm, Fear and Sleep while active. May also be used while already afflicted by Charm, Fear or Sleep. Lasts 5 sec. (2-min cooldown)
Classes: Mage, Priest, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior
Undead racials are fairly even and are useful to basically every class, so it's hard to say what class Undead are best made into. A PvP-oriented player would say any class since Will of the Forsaken is so strong. There is no doubt among the WoW community that Will of the Forsaken is the best PvP racial, though the Gnomes' Escape Artist and Dwarves' Fear Ward come a little close. Still, no other deals with PvP's most debilitating status effects in such a way.

You can't go wrong with an Undead anything.

Undead Priests learn Touch of Weakness (The next melee attack on the caster will cause X Shadow damage and reduce the damage caused by the attacker by X for 2 min.) and Devouring Plague (Afflicts the target with a disease that causes X Shadow damage over 24 sec. Damage cased by the Devouring Plague heals the caster. 3-min cooldown). Devouring Plague is a boon in both PvE and PvP, though Touch of Weakness isn't that different from Troll Priests' Hex of Weakness.

 


Troll
- Beast Slaying: Damage dealt versus Beasts increased by 5%.
- Bow Specialization: Skill with Bow weapons increased by 5.
- Regeneration: Health regeneration rate increased by 10%. 10% of total Health regeneration may continue during combat.
- Throwing Specialization: Skill with Throwing Weapons increased by 5.
- Berserking: Increases your casting and attack speed by 10% to 30%. At full health, the speed increase is 10% with a greater effect up to 30% if you are badly hurt when you activate Berserking. Lasts 10 sec. (3-min cooldown)
Classes: Hunter, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior
Trolls make for great Hunters and Mages, though they are also fairly well-rounded with the classes available to them. The only class they're less than stellar in is Priest, and that's due to Trolls' lackluster exclusive Priest skills. Regeneration and Berserking are useful no matter your Troll's class.

Troll Priests learn Hex of Weakness (Weakens the target enemy, reducing damage caused by 20 for 2 min.) and Shadowguard (The caster is surrounded by shadows. When a spell, melee or ranged attack hits the caster, the attacker will be struck for 116 Shadow damage. Attackers can only be damaged once every few seconds. This damage causes no threat. 3 charges. Lasts 10 min.).

Neither one of the Troll Priest racials is particularly powerful, with Shadowguard just being a clone of Shaman's Lightning Shield. Hex of Weakness's biggest draw being it weakens the target for a whole two minutes  that's quite a bit, unless it gets dispelled, which it will in PvP at later levels.

 

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Vanilla World of Warcraft was probably the best time in my gaming life and I played it like it was my job (not so easy to make money gaming back then), but I'm sure my opinions as stated above are different from those of other players.

Check out our other WoW Classic guides, of which there are presently few.. but will soon be many! For now we have a WoWC weapon trainer locations guide and a brief guide on where to find Mankrik's wife because, well.. you and I both know people are going to be asking.

Have fun in Azeroth, and I hope to see a few of you out there in STV and AV!

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WoW Classic Weapon Trainers and Class Weapon Skills Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/tzxjs/wow-classic-weapon-trainers-and-class-weapon-skills-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/tzxjs/wow-classic-weapon-trainers-and-class-weapon-skills-guide Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:40:13 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Having to train your characters in weapons they don't innately know how to wield in World of Warcraft Classic can be a bit of a weird concept to anyone who only started WoW during or after Cataclysm. Weapon training is a thing, though, and you've got to get used to it in WoW Classic.

Weapon trainers and the weapon skill system were removed in Cataclysm, but both are back in full force in WoW Classic. With this system, players will have to travel to weapon trainers to learn to use weapon types their class cannot use by default.

Additionally, to learn how to use a new weapon type effectively, you'll have to whack on mobs to increase your proficiency with it.

It's recommended you try to get your proficiency up in weapons you intend to use at endgame earlier rather than later, as the most effective way to level up your weapon skills is to just auto-attack enemies. It takes a heck of a long time to get to ~300 in a weapon skill if you start with a new weapon type late.

Before we get into the locations of each weapon trainer in WoW Classic, let's go over which weapons each class can learn proficiency in, provided they visit the appropriate weapon trainers.

A Couple of Things to Note:
  • Some races start with different weapons in certain classes than others
  • Shamans learn to use two-handed axes and maces via the third-tier Two-handed Axes and Maces talent
  • Priests, Mages, and Warlocks are able to use wands without training, and they can use wand attacks via the Shoot ability in their skill book
Class Usable Weapons
Druid Daggers
Staves
One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
Fist Weapons
Polearms
Hunter Bows
Guns
Daggers
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
One-handed Swords
Two-handed swords
Staves
Crossbows
Thrown Weapons
Fist Weapons
Polearms
Mage Staves
Daggers
One-handed Swords
Paladin One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
One-handed Swords
Two-handed Swords
Priest One-handed Maces
Staves
Daggers
Rogue Daggers
Thrown Weapons
Bows
Crossbows
Guns
One-handed Maces
One-handed Swords
Fist Weapons
Shaman One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
Staves
Warlock Daggers
Staves
One-handed Swords
Warriors [Everything but wands]

 

Weapon Trainer Locations By City

Training in a new weapon costs a mere 10 silver and can be done at Level One for any class; however, to learn to use polearms you must be Level 20 and have one gold to spare.

Alliance Weapon Trainer Locations
Ironforge
Trainer:
Bixi Wobblebonk
(Gnome)
Daggers
Crossbows
Thrown Weapons
 Trainer:
Buliwyf Stonehand
(Dwarf)
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
Fist Weapons
Guns

Both trainers are found in the same building.

 

Darnassus
Trainer:
Ilyenia Moonfire
(Night Elf)
Daggers
Staves
Bows
Fist Weapons
Thrown Weapons
 

 

Stormwind
Trainer:
Woo Ping
(Human)
Daggers
Crossbows
One-handed Swords
Two-handed Swords
Staves
Polearms
 

 

Horde Weapon Trainers

Orgrimmar
Trainer:
Sayoc
(Orc)
Daggers
Bows
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
Staves
Fist Weapons
Thrown Weapons
Trainer:
Hanashi
(Troll)
Bows
One-handed Axes
Two-handed Axes
Staves
Thrown Weapons
 
Both trainers are found in the same building.

 

Undercity
Trainer:
Archibald
(Undead)
Daggers
One-handed Swords
Two-handed Swords
Crossbows
Polearms
 

 

Thunderbluff
Trainer:
Ansekhwa
(Tauren)
One-handed Maces
Two-handed Maces
Staves
Guns
 

 

The weapon skill system is just one of many differences between WoW Classic and modern retail.

I hope you're ready to swing at enemies and miss hundreds of times trying to get your weapon skills up  I know I am! Enjoy your time in classic Azeroth, and experience the game that made myself and countless others quit their jobs and drop out of college all those years ago.

If you enjoyed this guide or are still sort of stuck on which race + class combination to go with, take the time to check out my WoW Classic racial abilities guide or even my RFC quest locations and WC quest locations guides.

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How to Beat Prince Wiggletail in World of Warcraft https://www.gameskinny.com/w8zmf/how-to-beat-prince-wiggletail-in-world-of-warcraft https://www.gameskinny.com/w8zmf/how-to-beat-prince-wiggletail-in-world-of-warcraft Thu, 27 Jun 2019 09:38:16 -0400 Sergey_3847

Blizzard has just released a brand new content update of Battle for Azeroth expansion in World of Warcraft. The new update is titled Rise of Azshara, and it includes several new zones, a raid, a dungeon, and many new quests.

One such quest requires players to defeat Prince Wiggletail, a naga that resides inside a cave at the Zanj'ir Terrace in Nazjatar. If you're having trouble defeating this enemy, then follow our step-by-step guide below.

You can find Prince Wiggletail in the southern cave of the Zanjir Terrace in the northwestern part of the map.

The exact coordinates of the cave are 34.81, 27.31.

This enemy is extremely hard and you need to set everything up before entering the cave and taking a fight against Prince Wiggletail. There are a couple of methods you can use to kill him.

Method 1: Using Three Battle Pets

Having more pets will give you a higher chance of winning. So use this method first. Here are the three pets you can use for this fight:

  • Unborn Val'kyr
  • Zandalari Anklerender
  • Weebomination

When you have all three pets assembled, you need to follow these steps during the battle:

  1. Send in Unborn Val'kyr
  2. Cast Haunt
  3. Prince Wiggletail will kill your Unborn Val'kyr
  4. Send in Zandalari Anklerender
  5. Cast Black Claw
  6. Cast Hunting Party
  7. Prince Wiggletail will kill your Zandalari Anklerender
  8. Send in Weebomination
  9. Cast Diseased Bite

The last spell should put Prince Wiggletain down, and the battle will be over.

Method 2: Using Two Battle Pets

The second method is harder but possible, if all circumstances will play in your favor. Here are the two pets you can use for this fight:

  • Zandalari Anklerender
  • Blighthawk

Follow these steps to defeat Prince Wiggletail:

  1. Send in Zandalari Anklerender
  2. Cast Black Claw
  3. Cast Primal Cry
  4. Cast Hunting Party
  5. Prince Wiggletail will kill your Zandalari Anklerender
  6. Send in Blighthawk
  7. Cast Lift Off
  8. Cast Ghostly Bite

This combo should do the trick. When everything is over, Prince Wiggletail will drop Wiggletail's Poking Fork.

For more Battle for Azeroth guides, see the list below:

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Battle For Azeroth Guide: Tips For What to do After 120 https://www.gameskinny.com/nxivr/battle-for-azeroth-guide-tips-for-what-to-do-after-120 https://www.gameskinny.com/nxivr/battle-for-azeroth-guide-tips-for-what-to-do-after-120 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:38:00 -0400 Nick Congleton

Battle for Azeroth has been out for little more than a full week now, and many players are either just hitting Level 120 or have already put in the grind to get there. Chances are, you’re one of them.

But one major question that keeps popping up as players reach the level cap is, "what do I do when I hit Level 120?". On the surface, it would seem pretty simple that your next steps would be gearing up to raid. However, BfA doesn’t exactly make it clear how to go about doing that, and there are more options for future raiders and dungeoneers than ever before when it comes to endgame content.

This guide helps demystify some of that by going over some of the best techniques for getting prepared for raiding by going over: 

  • War Campaigns
  • Dungeons 
  • Reputations
  • World Quests
  • War Mode
  • Island Expeditions

Let's get started with one of the best ways to maximize your early efforts after hitting Level 120. 

War Campaign

Dungeons are the first go-to for most players, but there's a better, more optimal first choice. If you haven’t already started your BfA War Campaign quests, start them now. Actually, they should be the first thing that you do.

Your War Campaign unlocks so many of the other things that you need for BfA’s endgame content, including a new set of world quests, that it should be your number one priority.

The War Campaign brings the faction war theme of BfA to the forefront and allows you to work with prominent members of your faction to wage war. Eventually, you venture onto the other factions continent and establish footholds in each zone. It’s an interesting quest line, and it opens up three new zones to explore.

Dungeons

They are an obvious choice, of course, but dungeons award some of the best gear early on in an expansion. They also give you a chance to practice for your future raiding or Mythic+ goals.

Let's take a look at what each type of dungeon provides in terms of gear. 

Normal Dungeons

As soon as you hit Level 120, you’ll have all of the normal difficulty dungeons unlocked and ready to queue for. These dungeons award Item Level 310 gear, and you can run them as many times as you like. Normal dungeons are probably your best bet for early gearing.

There is a serious drawback to running normal dungeons right now, though. At this stage in the expansion, queue times for DPS classes are extremely high. While you’re queued for normal dungeons, you should probably explore one of the other BfA options, like your War Campaign or World Quests.

Heroic Dungeons

As soon as your character reaches Item Level 305, you’ll be able to start queuing for heroic-difficulty dungeons. These are a major step up from normal for a number of reasons.

First, everyone in the dungeon will have better gear, so they tend to run more smoothly. Next, those insane queue times are considerably shorter, down as low as 10 minutes. Finally, the gear that comes from heroic dungeons is Item Level 325, but it has a chance to titanforge even higher. It’s not too uncommon to see Item Level 340 pieces drop.

As soon as you’re eligible, heroic dungeons should be your main option for gearing at this stage in the game. World quests are still good, but heroics will generally award better gear.

Mythic Dungeons

You can technically queue for mythic dungeons at any point because you need to form your own groups and physically go to the dungeon in the world. That said, you should probably have a decent amount of heroic level gear before trying.

Once you feel confident and are in at least the Item Level 320 range, you should start looking for mythic dungeon groups. The best ways to team up for these dungeons are:

  • Guilds 
  • Group Finder

Guilds are basic for WoW at this point, and you're probably already part of one. If not, there are plenty of groups forming in the group finder for mythic dungeons all the time, and this is the perfect time to get in on the ground floor of what will evolve into the Mythic+ progression.

Mythic dungeons award Item Level 340 gear.

Reputations

Reputations are a big deal in Battle for Azeroth. The most immediate thing you need to know is that reputations will unlock world quests. Once you have a “friendly” reputation with each of the leveling factions from your faction’s continent, they’ll become available.

Next, reputations unlock some great early gear. With one reputation at honored, you’ll be able to purchase an Item Level 320 cloak from that faction’s emissary vendor. As you progress and increase those reputations to revered, you’ll have access to Item Level 335 gear.

The Champions of Azeroth faction headed by Magni Bronzebeard, the same diamond dwarf that gave you your necklace, offers an Item Level 355 piece on reaching exalted. As you progress with their reputation, Magni increases the item level of your Heart of Azeroth by 15 item levels with each reputation level you reach, up until exalted.

Reputations are also going to be key in unlocking flying later on in the expansion, so there’s no reason to delay in leveling them up.

World Quests

World quests are going to be one of your first real sources of gear. As soon as you unlock them, you’re bound to find a few that offer upgrades. Also, keep a look out for emissary quests at the bottom of your map. Many of them award better gear than completing a single world quest does.

World quest rewards scale with your item level. They range from 295 to 330. Because world quests scale with your gear, they’re usually not a great way to get all of your gear, but they offer a great way to fill in trouble pieces that you can’t seem to get any other way.

Just like in Legion, world quests and the corresponding emissary quests are an excellent source of reputation. Even when you’ve geared beyond the rewards of world quests, its worthwhile to keep doing them for the rep.

Warmode

Warmode is one of the real stand-out features of Battle for Azeroth, even if it is a somewhat controversial one. Warmode tries to revolutionize world PvP like the game has never seen. By switching on Warmode, you enter a new version of your server with only other people looking to fight out in the world. The result is a more volatile world where fights can break out at any time, and groups from to go fight the opposing faction.

Warmode doesn’t currently award gear, but it will award Conquest Points to purchase gear when the PvP season begins on September 4. Until then, Warmode is just fun.

Groups are constantly forming in the group finder to go battle the enemy faction. If you’re more of a lone wolf, you can still stalk around the world looking for enemy players. You’re bound to find some. World quests with Warmode on also spark some seriously interesting interactions, especially ones for neutral factions like the Champions of Azeroth.

Island Expeditions

Island expeditions were sort of a wildcard when BfA first launched. No one was quite sure how they would play out in practice. Early impressions are in, and the response is overwhelmingly positive. Island expeditions are fun. They’re something unlike WoW has ever done, but they feel like a very natural evolution of the game.

Island expeditions pit you an two other players against more advanced A.I. in a race to collect Azerite on a randomly-generated uncharted island loaded with enemy creatures and more than a few powerful rare ones. If you’re looking to amp up that experience, you can choose to face off with actual players in a PvP version of the Azerite race.

These are a genuinely challenging and dynamic way to play. No two are alike, and the A.I. actually does give you some real opposition. Island expeditions are like dungeons, available in normal, heroic, and mythic difficulties. That means you can press into higher difficulties for more of a challenge. Of course, the PvP version pushes everything to the max.

For collecting artifact power to level up your Heart of Azeroth necklace, island expeditions are unbeatable. There’s a weekly Azerite goal that you need to meet through the expeditions, and when you do, you’ll be awarded 2500 artifact power. There’s a small chance that you’ll get weapons from completing expeditions too, but they’re not a reliable source of gear.

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Hopefully, you have a good idea how you want to begin your endgame experience in Battle for Azeroth. A whole new set of content will drop on September 4 when the Uldir raid opens up and the PvP season begins. That also marks the beginning of Mythic+ dungeons in BfA. Even after that happens, many of these tips and strategies for gearing up will still be the best sources of early gear for your new 120 characters.

If you found this guide helpful, take a look at our other Battle for Azeroth guides from experienced WoW players here on GameSkinny.

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7 Best Battle for Azeroth DPS Classes With Stats https://www.gameskinny.com/i8f1q/7-best-battle-for-azeroth-dps-classes-with-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/i8f1q/7-best-battle-for-azeroth-dps-classes-with-stats Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:33:00 -0400 Sergey_3847

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Outlaw Rogue

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Rogue classes will definitely find their place in Uldir, and it looks like besides the Subtlety class an Outlaw Rogue will have an upper hand amongst all other DPS classes.

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Whereas Subtlety is focused mainly on single target damage, Outlaw can generate some significant AoE effects that will work well during raids. However, one thing that is common between these two classes is the defensive capabilities.

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Also, Blizzard decided to remove all pirate synergies from the class, which may actually make veteran players happy after being forced to play as pirates for some time.

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These were the seven best DPS classes in Battle for Azeroth, but be sure to come back soon for even more guides at GameSkinny!

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Enhancement Shaman

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The Enhancement class, unlike Mage, is purely damage oriented, which makes it a bit vulnerable on the defense side. But the new patch gives Shaman some interesting improvements in the shape of free Stormstrike cast by Stormbringer.

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The overall cap of Maelstrom has been reduced from 150 to 100, but the cooldown is now also lower and stands at 9 seconds. This makes Enhancement Shaman excellent at single target burst damage.

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The new mechanic, Capacitor Totem, previously known as Lightning Surge Totem, provides flexible AoE solution. So, even with all the changes this class still remains one of the strongest and will serve you well in BfA.

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Survival Hunter

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Hunter is probably the easiest hero to start with. The Survival class is especially friendly to beginners due to its vast possibilities and high mobility. And if you compare it to other two Hunter classes, then in terms of damage, including AoE, Survival Hunter is beyond competition.

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For example, if you take Flanking Strike spell, which has only 6 seconds cooldown, practically obliterates any enemy. That's without mentioning the pets that deal 50% additional damage per each enemy.

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With this kind of power, if you decide to main as Survival Hunter in Battle for Azeroth, you will most likely never regret the choice.

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Retribution Paladin

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The Retribution class wasn't particularly loved during the Legion period, but the developers managed to address the issues that bothered players and made Paladin great again.

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Avenging Wrath spell now deals 20% more damage, healing and crit chance. This in combination with its powerful utility and defense abilities, such as Divine Shield and Blessing of Protection, that not only grant Paladin with great defensive mechanisms, but also influence its raid mates.

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Sure, this class is still slow as heck and will not correspond to some players' needs, but the overall single target damage is one of the highest in the game.

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Affliction Warlock

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Affliction Warlock is considered by many players to be the best ranged DPS class in Battle for Azeroth. Although this class has been significantly overhauled since Legion expansion, which makes it not as good in PvP anymore, it still stands firm in the PvE.

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The biggest changes touched the mana base of normal abilities, which now cost a lot less. But the crowd control abilities have become more expensive, which greatly changes the face of the PvP for Warlock players.

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The best instant that Affliction class can now use in BfA is Summon Darkglare that extends the duration of all damage afflicted by 8 seconds. And that's a lot of damage we're talking about here!

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Subtlety Rogue

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In case pure damage classes aren't your thing, here's Subtlety Rogue, which is incredibly versatile in terms of both single target damage and defense capabilities.

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Subtlety class is also a very good choice for raiding and dungeons due to the new level 100 talent -- Secret Technique, which creates clones of your hero that attack enemies.

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Speaking of new abilities, Rogue has got a few really cool spells in Battle for Azeroth, such as:

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  • Night Terrors -- makes Shuriken Storm not only deal damage but also slow down enemies by 30%
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  • Shuriken Tornado -- blasts enemies with four consecutive Shuriken Storms
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Arcane Mage

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Mage has always been a universally acclaimed DPS class, whether you were playing as Frost or Arcane. But in Battle for Azeroth expansion Arcane Mage becomes especially strong.

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Both of its trademark abilities -- Arcane Blast and Arcane Explosion -- have reduced cast times and feel very powerful either you're targeting a single enemy or use AoE.

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Arcane Intellect is now available once again! But the the best part is that Mage can now use PvP talents in the open world due to the brand new War Mode system. This opens up some amazing possibilities for Mage players, including the beginners.

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For a whole decade the heroes of World of Warcraft rarely sorted things out in a direct conflict except the arenas. But now with the release of Battle for Azeroth, Alliance and Horde players will find themselves on the battlefield fighting against each other for the most important strategic points on the map.

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The new expansion has also introduced an entire list of changes for each class, and it's going to be a rather hard choice to make which main to use. If you can't decide which DPS class you want to play during this expansion, then follow our guide for the seven best classes that should make it both easy and fun to level up.

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WoW 7.3 Guide: How to Get the Biletooth Gnasher Mount https://www.gameskinny.com/335mg/wow-73-guide-how-to-get-the-biletooth-gnasher-mount https://www.gameskinny.com/335mg/wow-73-guide-how-to-get-the-biletooth-gnasher-mount Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:42:36 -0400 Kieran Desmond

World of Warcraft's latest 7.3: Shadow of Argus patch introduces a load of new content into the prolific MMO. This of course means new loot to grind the hours away for, one of the cooler looking drops being the Biletooth Gnasher mount. Thankfully, this mount is far more simple to acquire than some of the other mounts in the update. This guide will help you snag one of these demonic beasts for you and your toons.

So far it's been confirmed that the Gnasher drops from 3 rare-elite enemies on Argus in the Antoran Wastes section of the map. Each of these elite enemies can be killed once per day, per character for a chance at the mount dropping.

Those elites are:

Vrax'Thul (Coordinates: 53.1 , 35.8)

Just find and kill Vrax for a chance at the Biletooth Gnasher.

Puscilla and Mother Rosula (Coordinates 65.5 , 26.6)

These two elite enemies are located within pretty close proximity of each other inside a cave. Puscilla is another straightforward find-and-kill job. Rosula however, requires a little more effort to kill.

First of all you'll have to kill Imps that spawn in the cave to collect the Imp Meat drop. Once you collect 100 Imp Meats, right click them to convert them into a Disgusting Feast. Now go to Rosula's green pool and place the feast in front of it to spawn Mother Rosula. Then just kill her and hope for that rare drop.

It's unconfirmed, but many players speculate that the drop rate is between 5 and 10 percent for Mother Rosula and Vrax'Thul. Due to most players reportedly having received their mount from Puscilla, it's likely that she has a higher drop rate.

Now that you know the method to getting your own Biletooth Gnasher, let the grind begin! Keep at it until you get your drop so you can explore the latest WoW update in style.

For more on this latest update to World of Warcraft check out some of our other WoW guides!

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How to Complete the Crystal Eyes Quest in World of Warcraft https://www.gameskinny.com/oxuuc/how-to-complete-the-crystal-eyes-quest-in-world-of-warcraft https://www.gameskinny.com/oxuuc/how-to-complete-the-crystal-eyes-quest-in-world-of-warcraft Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:36:02 -0400 stratataisen

"Crystal Eyes" is an archaeology questline in World of Warcraft that starts out in New Dalaran (Legion) by talking with Dariness the Learned in the Magus Commerce Exchange (coordinates: 40.8, 26.4). She will give you the quest  “A New Lead” that will send you to Lessah Moonwater in Highmountain.

To get to her, take the flight path from New Dalaran (Legion) to Thunder Totem. She will be right in front of you when you land at you destination. After you turn in “A New Lead”, you’ll get the “Crystal Eyes” quest.

How to Finish the Crystal Eyes Quest in WoW

When this quest starts, Lessah asks you to interact with two resonating crystals. In order to do this, you’ll need 3 Highmountain Ritual-Stones -- 6 in total for both. These are the keystones you normally get from doing archaeology in Highmountain.

There are several different ways to get these stones:

  • Surveying dig sites
  • Pristine quests (random quest drop from surveying dig sites)
  • Drop from Angry Tauren Spirit (21% Drop rate - spawn randomly from surveying dig sites)
  • Buying them from the Auction House

Unless you’re buying them from the Auction House -- which would definitely be more expensive option during the week this quest is running-- it may take you a while to gather the 6 Ritual-Stones you need because of the randomness of receiving one.

Once you have the stones, though, it’s a simple matter of following the quest arrow as you interact with the two crystals in a certain order. The first resonating crystal is in Mucksnout Den (41.64, 46.94, Cave Entrance). The second is in Rockcrawler Chasm (48.07, 33.85, Cave Entrance).

Return to Lessah once you’ve interacted with both crystals, and she will give you the last part of the questline -- “Drogbar Deception.”

Head to Lifespring Cavern (38.37, 61.32, Cave Entrance). From there you want to find and kill Gelmogg. Enter the cave and follow the path -- but if you get to a rope bridge, you’ve gone too far. There’s an actual map for this cave system, and Gelmogg will be marked on it.

Once you defeat and loot him, head back to Lessah to claim your reward: the Prizerock Neckband.

Helpful Mods for Completing This Quest

If you want a helping hand for finishing this quest successfully, you can use the Archy - Archaeology Assistant mod to make things significantly easier. This mod allows you to:

  • See what item you’re working on
  • View how close you are to the dig sites and what type of artifact fragments they yield
  • Quick artifact solve (But be careful with this feature, as you don’t want to accidentally use your Highmountain Ritual-Stones.)
  • Utilize even more customization features

Whether or not you opt to pick up this mod, following the simple instructions above should have you completing this quest in no time! And be sure to check out the rest of our WoW guides for more help with questing and other aspects of the game.

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How to Fix WoW Legion App Not Connecting After Patch 7.2 https://www.gameskinny.com/dt6x3/how-to-fix-wow-legion-app-not-connecting-after-patch-72 https://www.gameskinny.com/dt6x3/how-to-fix-wow-legion-app-not-connecting-after-patch-72 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:48:06 -0400 ESpalding

More often than not, whenever there is an update or patch to a game, something always gets messed around a bit. Even the folks at Blizzard sometimes have problems after patching their game.

This happened recently when World of Warcraft: Legion got patch 7.2. Soon after the patch was downloaded, players started flooding to the forums to say that the WoW: Legion companion app on their mobile devices wouldn't connect.

So, in case this happened you, here is a simple and brief guide to get you going again. Luckily, the solution to this issue is pretty simple. So in just a few minutes your companion app should be up and running. 

How to Fix Connection Issues With the WoW Legion App (Patch 7.2)

All it takes to solve the problem is removing and reinstalling the app:

  • Delete the app from your phone
  • Reinstall the app from your app store
  • Reset the password to your account and log back in

Yep! It is as simple as that! 

Before you get back into the app, though, you will need to make sure that you have the app set to the right region. When reinstalled, the app will automatically reset to US region. So if you are in Europe, for example, and you don't change the region, the character selection list will show up blank.

The Broken Isles are in the palm of your hand

The Companion app was introduced in September 2016 and allows players to take care of certain in-game activities when they are away from their screens. The main purpose of the app is to:

  • Explore World Quests and World Events such as invasions and Broken Isle camp upgrades on the World Map
  • Manage followers, activating and deactivating them to make sure they are all leveled
  • Train exhausted recruits and find artifact research notes,
  • Start and complete class hall missions and change your combat ally
  • Research Order Hall upgrades.

Checking in on missions

Hope this guide was of help to you! It's a straightforward fix -- but if you don't know, then you don't know! In the meantime, take care out there in the Broken Isles. The Legion is coming in force and we all need to be prepared. If you want some extra help getting ready, check out the rest of our World of Warcraft guides as well. 

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How to Obtain the Sun Darter Hatchling in WoW Legion https://www.gameskinny.com/hm805/how-to-obtain-the-sun-darter-hatchling-in-wow-legion https://www.gameskinny.com/hm805/how-to-obtain-the-sun-darter-hatchling-in-wow-legion Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:08:54 -0400 ESpalding

For some, raiding isn't the "be-all and end-all" of playing World of Warcraft. The game now holds so many fun features and achievements that there is something for everyone once they hit top level. The pet battle system is one such feature.

It has been a very successful addition to the game, and some now strive to catch every pet in-game and to become the best pet battler in WoW. With every new patch and expansion comes a whole menagerie of collectible pets. One such pet was introduced in the latest update, patch 7.2.5, and it is called the Sun Darter Hatchling.

While many pets can easily be found, acquiring this stunning little guy requires participating in a long and drawn-out event that entails great planning and quite a bit of farming. Luckily, the puzzle has already been solved by numerous dedicated pet hunters, so we are able to share with you what has to be done.

Make sure you read this guide in full before heading off to get the pet, because there are a lot of things you have to do first.

Where in the World (of Warcraft) is the Sun Darter Hatchling Located?

The Sun Darter Hatchling comes from an Oddly-Colored Egg. To get the egg, first you need to head to Winterspring -- that snowy zone at the top of Kalimdor. There is only one flight path in Winterspring, and that is Everlook. It is used by both factions and in a central location.

You will need to head to Frostsaber Rock and continue heading north until you reach the shore, where it turns grassy. The event takes place inside the Cavern of Consumption (coordinates 61.25, 24.10).

Out beyond the northern mountains in Winterspring

What You Need to Have Before Trying to Get the Sun Darter Hatchling

You cannot hearthstone once you are in the cavern, so you need to make sure you have the following items with you. It is advisable that you carry two or more of each in your bag.

Potions

All of the following potions can be made by alchemists or can be found on the auction house. If you are an alchemist and don't already have the recipe for these potions, I have included where they can be found. All of the following potions are from The Burning Crusade expansion, so you need to make sure you are in the "correct" Outland zones.

  • Major Arcane Protection: Dropped by Vir'aani Arcanists in Nagrand. It has a relatively short respawn time, and one good place to find them is around the Oshu'gun crystal formation to the south.
  • Major Fire Protection: A zone drop in the Mechanar instance in Netherstorm.
  • Major Frost Protection: Dropped by Nexus-Prince Shaffar who is the last boss in the Auchindoun instance Mana-Tombs.
  • Major Holy Protection: Dropped by Abyssal Flamebringer demons in Blade's Edge Mountain. You need to head to the Forge Camp at the bottom of the map. Remember that you need to be flying to get there, but be prepared to be shot down but Fel Cannons.
  • Major Nature Protection: A reputation item that requires you to be exalted with the Cenarion Expedition in Zangarmarsh.
  • Major Shadow Protection: Dropped by Shadow Council Warlocks at the Legion Hold in Shadowmoon Valley, on your right as you enter from Terrokar Forest.

Farming Vir'aani Arcanists in Nagrand for the Arcane Protection Potion recipe

Elixirs

There is actually only one elixir you need to get for this event, and it has been around since WoW first began. The Noggenfogger Elixir can be purchased from Sprinkle Noggenfogger who resides in Gadgetzan, Tanaris. One of the effects of this elixir is that it turns you into a skeleton and allows you to breathe underwater. This elixir may not turn you into a skeleton on the first try so make sure you have a good number on you.

Misc. Crafted Items
  • Ethereal Oil: An alchemist trained item. It requires a fish called glassfin minnow, which is caught in abundance in Wintergrasp.
  • Pygmy Oil: This is another item that an alchemist can train and requires pygmy suckerfish that can be found throughout Northrend. Take between 5-10 of them with you to ensure your Pygmy transformation.
  • Scroll of Intellect: This can be made by scribes and is one of the starting recipes for that craft.

On the hunt for a Lucky Coin

Drops
  • Scotty's Lucky Coin: This drops from Scotty in Townlong Steppes. He can be found on the island of Sra'vess, well-hidden in an alcove beneath the tree. When used, you will be disguised as a "Scotty" sprite.
  • Gordok Orge Suit: This isn't technically a drop, but it is a quest reward. It requires you to complete a quest in the Dire Maul East dungeon. When you use the suit, you are transformed into a Gordok Orge.
  • Dire Brew: To get this, you need to head to Blackrock Depths and specifically to the Grim Guzzler bar at the center of the instance. Once you get there, find the Dark Iron Brewer, wait until he passes out from drinking too much, and then loot the Mug of Dire Brew. This turns you into a Dark Iron Dwarf when consumed. If you are lucky enough to have a Direbrew's Remote, then you can teleport to the inn from the start of the instance.
  • Winterfall Firewater: This is drops from the furblogs in Winterspring. Its main property increases your attack power, but it also has a nifty side effect that increases your size.
Perky Pug

This cute little pug battle pet is a reward for completing the Looking for Multitudes achievement. You get this for completing random heroic instances until you have grouped with 100 random players.

"Little Princess" Costume

This is a pet battle related item and can be bought from any pet battle vendors for one pet charm or 500 Timeless Coins from dailies and drops on the Timeless Isle. This can only be used on your Perky Pug pet.

So now you have everything you need to do this event. Before we get into the details of what goes on in the cavern, you need to hear some advice: Do not forget to use a consumable when directed and do not cancel any buffs unless you are told to.

We are ready to start the fun!

Ready? Here we go!

How to Get the Sun Darter Hatchling in WoW

The first things you come to are two barriers. The first one is fire, and requires you to use the Major Fire Protection potion. The next is a fel barrier which requires you to use all of the remaining potions -- Arcane, Frost Holy, Nature, and Shadow. 

As you continue along, you will happen across a gargoyle called a Diligent Watcher. Use the Noggenfogger Elixir as many times as it takes to transform you into a skeleton and then pass by him.

The path in front of you now splits in two. You need to go through the wall of vines first and this requires you to use Scotty's Lucky Coin to transform into a sprite. In the next room, you will find a stone called a Water Stone -- use it and it will give you a 15min buff. Run back to the where the path splits and take the route. The new buff will allow you to pass through the blue barrier.

Now I'm a Dark Iron Dwarf and ready for the next bit!

Next, you will see a Stone Watcher. Similar to the way you got past the gargoyle, use the Dire Brew to become a Dark Iron Dwarf and you can pass right by him.

Now it where it gets a bit tricky. Remember to keep following as per the instructions and you'll be fine.

The path now splits into three.

Go up the slope to the purple barrier on the right. Use the Ethereal Oil to pass through it. In the next room you will see a strange stone with a hole in it. By putting your arm in the hole, you will get your next buff which is the Sign of the Second but you need to make sure your arm fits the whole. To do this you need to use the Gordok Orge Suit and the Winterfall Firewater to increase your size. Now use the hole and get the buff.

Now you need to go back to where the path splits and go to the gate on the left. You are a little bit big to get through there at the moment, so take the Pygmy Oil until you have transformed into a Pygmy and go through.

Before you is now a floating, glowing cube called the Wisdom Cube. Interacting with it will reveal that next you need to summon your little Perky Pug and equip it with the Little Princess costume. Interact with it again, place your arm underneath and it will give you the next buff which is the Sign of the First.

Aww... cute little princess pug!

Once you leave that room you will see that the third path is now open. Take it until you see a plaque on a pillar. Click the plaque. Before doing what the plaque says and crossing the water, you MUST cancel the Winterfall Firewater buff and apply the Scroll of Intellect. DO NOT just jump into the water. Make sure you got around to the water where you can walk down a slope into the water. Now you can cross the water happily and get your Oddly Colored Egg and enjoy your next Sun Darter Hatchling pet.

Yay! Got my own Sun Darter Hatchling!!!

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So, there you have it! You now have this very cute battle pet in your arsenal! We hope that this guide has helped you and would love to know if you'd managed to get the pet yourself! Credit for unraveling this puzzle goes to the hardworking folks at the Secret Finding Discord Community.

If you need more help with various objectives in this iconic MMO, check out the rest of our WoW guides for all the answers you need!

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How to Complete the Hiding in Plain Sight Quest in World of Warcraft https://www.gameskinny.com/cwsmp/how-to-complete-the-hiding-in-plain-sight-quest-in-world-of-warcraft https://www.gameskinny.com/cwsmp/how-to-complete-the-hiding-in-plain-sight-quest-in-world-of-warcraft Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:18:44 -0400 stratataisen

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Hiding In Plain Sight (Horde)

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Again, your main quest objective here is to assassinate the infiltrating homunculi. The full breakdown of objectives is as follows:

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  • Listen to Lilian's plan
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  • Assassinate the Exodar Mark
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  • Assassinate the Darnassus Mark
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  • Assassinate the Ironforge Mark
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  • Assassinate the Stormwind Mark
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The Exodar Mark

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Your Exodar mark is Ardaan the Solemn.

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From Dalaran (Legion), take the portal to Orgrimmar, then to Hyjal. From there, fly to Rut’theran Village on Teldrassil (it’s at the base of the tree). Then hop on the ship that pulls into the western dock (Elune’s Blessing).

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Ardaan and his bodyguard, a Crystalforged Demolisher, walk around the city in a loop. Distract or Blind the Crystalforged  Demolisher so it will separate it from Ardaan. Otherwise, it will one-shot you if decide to attack without doing so.

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The loop path they walk is depicted below:

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The Darnassus Mark

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Your Darnassus mark is Taylenne Sweetsong.

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Take the ship back from the Exodar. You can get into Darnassus one of two ways -- through the glowing pink portal at the top of the hill, or by flying up the tree to the top (it’s a really tall tree).

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Taylenne is located just under the words ‘Warrior’s Terrace’ on the area map. She will make rounds around the party tables, mingling with the other partygoers. There are Elites at the party that hit like trucks.

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The best spot to take her out is over by the buffet table. Some of the Elites will make their way to the table for refreshments, so be aware of this. Take out the non-Elites when there’s a window, and wait for your opportunity to take out the mark.

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Beware! There is a stealth-detecting guard that pats along the path just south of the party. So keep your eyes peeled or you're gonna get spotted. 

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The Ironforge Mark

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Your Ironforge mark is Corin Twinbellows.

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To get to him, you can take the portal from Orgrimmar to the Twilight Highlands, then fly to Ironforge.

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Corin is located in the High Seat, where the Council of Three Hammers resides. In fact, he’s right past the giant doorway on the right. Flying to the Gates of Ironforge, then finding a safe spot to land and stealth is probably the best way to go.

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He is stationary but has a buff that reduces the damage he takes by 99%. Pickpocket a key from him, then Sap and use that key to take his armor off to get rid of the buff. Once you do this, he will run away from you and cast Cry For Help to call for guards. So make sure to interrupt him and take him out quickly.

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Helpful Macros:

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  • /cast Pick Pocket
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  • /cleartarget
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Stormwind Mark

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Your Stormwind mark is Auctioneer Jaxon.

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The fastest way would be to hop on the Deeprun Tram from Ironforge. You could also take the portal to Twilight Highlands again and fly to Stormwind.

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Jaxon is located in the Trade District  Auction House and behind the far right podium. The only thing you really have to worry about here is other players who are waiting to kill you. So you'll want to kill Jaxon quickly and then Vanish as fast as possible.  

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Once all the marks are dead, head back to Lillian and reap your rewards!

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That wraps up our guide for completing the Hiding in Plain Sight quest. If you need more tips for grinding through Azeroth, check out the rest of our WoW guides!

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Hiding In Plain Sight (Alliance)

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Your main quest objective here is to assassinate the infiltrating homunculi. The full breakdown of objectives is as follows:

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  • Listen to Lilian's plan
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  • Assassinate the Silvermoon Mark
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  • Assassinate the Undercity Mark
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  • Assassinate the Thunder Bluff Mark
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  • Assassinate the Orgrimmar Mark
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Let's go over each smaller objective and how you should go about completing it.

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The Silvermoon Mark

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Your Silvermoon Mark is Tercin Shivenllher

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From Dalaran (Legion) take the portal to Dalaran crater (have your Safe Fall ready). From there, fly to the Eastern Plaguelands and take the instance portal to the Ghostlands, then run towards Silvermoon City in the north.

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Tercin and his bodyguard, an Arcane Demolisher, walk around the city in a loop. Distract or Blind the Arcane Demolisher, so it separates from Tercin. Otherwise, it will one-shot you if you try to kill him with it still around.

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The loop path they walk is depicted below:

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The Undercity Mark

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Your Undercity Mark is Mistress Matilda.

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Head to Dalaran (Legion) from Silvermoon and take the Dalaran Crater portal again (have your Safe Fall ready). From there, you just have to fly across the lake to the north to get to the Undercity.

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Go into the city stealthed, and make your way to the canal area of the Rogues’ Quarter. Find a safe spot to mount up and fly. You’ll see a balcony where a party is going on.

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Matilda goes back and forth, mingling with the other partygoers. There are Elites at this party, and they hit like trucks. The best spot to stake out is in the center of the balcony, near the buffet table. Some of the Elites will make their way to the table for refreshments (even the Forsaken need some grub!), so keep an eye out for them when you attack. Take out the non-Elites when there’s a window and wait for your opportunity to take out the mark.

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The Thunder Bluff Mark

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Your Thunder Bluff mark is Kroksy the Impregnable

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There are several ways to go about getting to Thunder Bluff. They break down as follows:

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  • Stormwind > Hyjal > Fly to Thunder Bluff.
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  • Golden Lantern (Pandaria) > Telepad to Ratchet > Fly to Thunder Bluff.
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  • Dalaran (Legion) >  Go to Magical Menagerie and talk to Manapoof > Port to Wailing Caverns > Fly to Thunder Bluff\n
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  • If you’re feeling ballsy, take the Undercity Zeppelin to Orgrimmar then the connecting one to Thunder Bluff.
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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Kroksy is located on the main bluff, near the city leader Bane Bloodhoof (Coordinates: 56, 51). He is standing right by the unlit bonfire. Flying is the best way to get to him. Land in a safe spot and stealth.

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He is stationary, but has a buff that reduces the damage he takes by 99%. Pickpocket a key from him, then Sap and use that key to take his armor off to get rid of the buff. Once you do, he will run away from you and cast Cry For Help to call for guards -- so make sure to interrupt him and take him out quickly.

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Helpful Macros for This Mark:

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  • #showtooltip Pick Pocket
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  • /targetenemy [no harm][dead]
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  • /cleartarget
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The Orgrimmar Mark

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Your Orgrimmar Mark is Auctioneer Xifa

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To get to Orgrimmar, fly from Thunder Bluff. Or if you want to be ballsy again, take the Zeppelin.

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Finding and Killing the Mark
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Xifa is located in the Auction House close to the front gates to Orgrimmar. She is on the far right of the auctioneer platform. The Auction House is always busy, so expect there to be enemy players ready and willing to kill you.

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Since there is an invisible wall behind all the auctioneers, you cannot Shadowstep or Shadow Strike her. You will have to run up to kill her, then Vanish if you are able.

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Beware. There is a stealth-detecting guard that pats into the Auction House -- so keep an eye out or you're sure to get caught.

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Once all the marks are dead, head back to Lillian and reap your rewards!

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"Hiding In Plain Sight" is the last quest a Rogue needs to complete to obtain their new class mount in World of Warcraft. While the central premise of the quest is the same for both Alliance and Horde -- killing four NPCs -- where and who those NPCs are changes depending on the player's faction.

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In this guide, we're going to go over how you can complete this quest, whether you're a member of Alliance or Horde. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know, or use the links below to jump right to where you need to be. 

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Things to Know Before You Get Started

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  • You will need to have completed all the Broken Shores questline.
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  • This quest does not have personal spawns, which means you may have to wait for respawns if a fellow Rogue gets to the mark first.
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  • You will be flagged for PvP, and there is no way around this if you want the class mount.
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  • There’s an unfortunate possibility that you may die from other players who might be camping or near the NPCs you need to kill (100% chance on a PvP server, about a 50% or less chance on PvE).
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How to Start "The Hiding In Plain Sight" Quest
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Whether you're Alliance or Horde, you'll need to pick up the "Dread Infiltrators" quest. This quest starts at Apothecary Keever (Broken Shores, Deliverance Point), and sends you to Lilian Voss (Dalaran, Chamber of Shadows).

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Druid Healing, Not for the Uneducated. https://www.gameskinny.com/sfay6/druid-healing-not-for-the-uneducated https://www.gameskinny.com/sfay6/druid-healing-not-for-the-uneducated Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:14:34 -0400 Alemary

Learning to heal as a druid can be a bit daunting if you don't understand how druid heals are intended to work.  You must first understand your role in a raid if you are to do well.

Your Role

The role of a druid heal in any raid is to act as a group healer.  To heal multiple targets over a period of time.  A Druid, however, can also function as a 5 man dungeon healer.  Extremely mana efficient, Druids are a force to be reckoned with if they are correctly set up.

In order to get the most from your heals, you need to understand that Druid healing primarily consists of Heal over Time spells or HoT's. Their spells are meant to stack with other spells to create a synergistic healing effect that is greater than the sum total of the individual spells.  For example, Nourish by itself is an average heal.  However, if you first put Lifebloom, Rejuvenation, Regrowth, or Wild Growth on your target, then Nourish will heal for an additional 20%.  

5-Man Dungeon Strategy

Right as the fight begins I cast the following on the tank.
I'm careful not to cast before the fight as my heals cause aggro.

  • Lifebloom X 3 - I keep this active on the tank at ALL times. This spell is refreshed every time you cast Healing Touch, Nourish, or Regrowth on the target.
  • Rejuvenation - Another HoT
  • Nourish - A low mana cost spell. It's not HoT but when you have Lifebloom, rejuvenation, regrowth, or Wild Growth on the target it heals for an additional 20%.
  • Swiftmend - Not only does this heal the tank, it also heals the three most injured allies within 8 yards of the target. This secondary target heal is a HoT.

For the Rest of the Group

If the damage dealers are doing their job and staying out of crap, then Wild Growth will keep the group healed as a whole. If someone is taking excessive damage, throw a Regrowth or Rejuvenation at them.  If necessary, cast Nourish.

Now lets say the tank takes a damage spike.  It's now time to use your "Holy Crap!" heal spells. This is when you bust out Healing Touch and Incarnation: Tree of Life.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions feel free to post them in response to this post. I'll answer them the best that I can.

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