Battle for Azeroth is the seventh addition to World of Warcraft which is coming up on August 14. This means, the pre-patch can be expected 4-6 weeks prior to that date. With its release many achievements are traditionally moving to the ‘Legacy’ category, and some rewards become impossible or a lot harder to get. That is why we are offering you the complete list of those achievements and rewards, and we’ll shortly cover how to get them.
The whole Legion has revolved – one way or another – around your Artifact weapon. All the Artifact forms you got during Legion will become available for transmogging in the future, too, with a natural limitation by your class and spec. Most of the forms you’ll be able to add to your wardrobe even after BfA is out, but there are still exceptions:
- All form colors for the Mage Tower challenge will become unavailable as the quest itself is being removed from the game;
- Coloring granted for completing the 15th key within the timer won’t be available either since Legion dungeon keys will be unavailable. Balance of power will still be available, right now you just need to complete the 15th key, the recolor will be unlocked once you finish the questline;
- All the achievements and artifact colorings linked to collecting Artifact Strength and Artifact Knowledge are most likely to become unavailable, too.
All the ‘General’ achievements associated with reaching a certain equipment level will become unavailable after the pre-patch since the game is going to undergo another Item Stat Squish, except this time, apart from the characteristics, it will affect the item level, too:
Superior, Epic, Cataclysmically Superior, Cataclysmically Epic, Mystically Superior, Mystically Epic, Savagely Superior, Savagely Epic, Brokenly Superior and Brokenly Epic.
How Do You Get Them?
Most of the achievements is unlocked during character pump-up. The final point is Brokenly Epic which demands you to have an item no lower than Epic in every slot of your Equip and to have the minimum ilvl 840. When reaching the maximum level, there are several ways to get equips of that ilvl. A reward for local Argus quests (to open Argus, a new character would need to do minor progress in Khadgar’s quest in Dalaran on Krasus’ Landing), have a quick run in Mythic+ Dungeons in the company of your friends, preferably those with the same equip type as yours. If you have some really powerful friends, you can try begging your way into some raid. If you have a nice stock of gold, the auction is at your service. At an auction, you can find an item for every single slot, or you can cover up the lacking points in your achievement.
There are two more achievements associated with equipment: Needy and Greedy.
Both achievements are ties to group loot and are unlocked accidentally. If you’re pumping up in the Dungeons. starting with Cataclysm, you have the chance of unlocking Needy by rolling 100 when pressing ‘need’, or getting Greedy when rolling 100 on a greed roll.
‘First Aid’ is going to be deleted once the pre-patch is out. Its skills will be distributed between Tailoring and Alchemy. However, all your achievement in the Professions section associated with First Aid will become Legacy:
Journeyman Medic, Expert Medic, Artisan Medic, Master Medic, Grand Master Medic, Illustrious Grand Master Medic, Zen Master Medic, Draenor Medic and Legion Medic – all of these professions simply demand maximal professional pump-up.
Stocking Up, Preparing for Disaster – create 500 of specific bondages.
Ultimate Triage — use Heavy Frostweave, Embersilk or Windwool bandages to heal a target with less than 5% Health. There are several very simple ways to earn this achievement:
- Arrange a duel or use it on a dueler who just lost;
- Ask a Warlock to share some Health with you via Life Tap;
- If you’re playing a class with a pet, send your pet onto one of the mobs, let your pet be on the verge of death, and then heal them with the bondages;
- Healer’s Training Dummy;
Field Medic (includes Is There a Medic in the Zone?). To earn this achievement, you will need:
- Pump up the skill to 800 and make sure you learn Set Bone which opens the opportunity to treat Injured Adventurers in the Broken Isles;
- Get hold of Field Pack (buy it from Angelique Butler in Dalaran);
- You will need 15 Silkweave Bandages, 14 Silkweave Splints, 12 Silvery Salves and 44 Field Pack. To get that toolbox together, you need:
99 Shal’dorei Silk
15 Leystone Ore
75 Silver Mackerel
Once you’re finished with the preparations, it’s time you start earning that achievement. You need to fly over locations of the Broken Isles and kill mobs until they drop all the quest notes from those Adventurers you need to help. The found item starts a small quest which needs you to reach the Injured and spend some of the pre-prepared items on healing them.
Azsuna: Singed Note, Bloody Note, Fevered Plea;
Val’sharah: Bloody Plea, Fevered Note, Bloody Request;
Highmountain: Fevered Letter, Crumpled Note, Crumpled Letter;
Stormheim: Singed Letter, Crumpled Request, Fevered Request;
Suramar: Fevered Prayer, Bloody Letter, Singed Plea and Bloody Prayer.
2 Battlefields — Ashran and Strand of the Ancients — will be removed from the game, and all the achievements associated with them will become Legacy.
You can read about them here: Ashran, Strand of the Ancients.
If you want to expand your transmog set collection by adding elite PvP sets of the 5th, 6th and 7th seasons, you need to earn 2000 rating in any of the rating modes — Demonic Elite.
All the Brawler’s Guild achievements as well as Proving Grounds achievements.
4 achievements associated with playing timed Mythic+: Keystone Initiate, Keystone Challenger, Keystone Conqueror and Keystone Master.
Feats of Strength Ahead of the Curve: Argus the Unmaker – defeat Argus, the last boss of Antorus, on Heroic difficulty or higher, and Cutting Edge: Argus the Unmaker on Mythic difficulty.
Trial of Valor still can offer you a unique achievement on Mythic difficulty – The Chosen – which also grants you a transmog set based on your character’s armor type. After Odin’s introductory speech, everyone is granted a buff – Test of the Chosen which is cancelled once you die or quit the raid. If you manage to keep the buff up until Helya is defeated, you will get the promised reward.
Tightly connected to raids. Violet Spellwing is a reward granted for a chain of quests tha can be started after Argus the Unmaker is killed for the first time on Heroic or Mythic difficulty. Blood of the Unmaker starts the quest Blood of a Titan which, in its turn, brings you Violet Spellwing as a reward.
The following two raid mounts won’t disappear with the release of BfA, but they will become harder to get. Those are Fiendish Hellfire Core off Gul’dan in the Nighthold and Shackled Ur’zul off Argus the Unmaker in Antorus, the Burning Throne. Both of these mounts can only be earned on Mythic difficulty, and at the moment they drop at a 100% chance (provided the raid has 20 players, because there have been cases when the mount off Gul’dan didn’t drop in a raid with 18 people). This probability remains at 100% in the pre-patch, too, but once the game enables the possibility to pump-up beyond level 110, the chance is going to drop to 1%.
Fiendish Hellfire Core