In this guide, we will list the opportunities that will turn to dust once Dragonflight finally rolls in. Whether you want to grab them or watch them fade away along with the rest of Shadowlands is up to you, but here they are.
Things to do before Dragonflight Pre-Patch
There are some things that will become unavailable as soon as the pre-patch kicks in. See if there’s anything you might be interested in.
Mythic+ Achievements and Rewards
If you want the Deathwalker mount in your collection, you need to attain at least a 2,000 Mythic+ rating during Shadowlands Season 4. For that, you will need to complete 8 dungeons during the Tyrannical week and 8 more during the Fortified week on Mythic+15. If you complete the dungeons on a higher level of difficulty, you might need less runs overall.
If you are still interested in the portals to:
- Grimrail Depot;
- Iron Docks;
- Operation: Mechagon;
- Return to Karazhan;
you will have to complete the Mythic Keystone level 20 (or above) until the time is up. Once Season 4 ends, this option will no longer be available.
Rated PvP Achievements and Rewards
These too are going away, so if you want to have the Eternal Gladiator’s Soul Eater mount and the title, hurry to become the top champion and hit fifty 3v3 game wins at Elite rank (2,400+ rating).
Eternal Flux Weapon Illusion
Reach a 2,100 rating in Arenas or Rated Battlegrounds during Season 4 to get that extra golden glint on your weapon.
Elite PvP Armor Set
Reach a 2,100 rating to unlock the full transmog of the Season 4 Elite PvP Armor set.
Things to do before Dragonflight launch
Feat of Strength: meta-achievement Back from the Beyond
If you are after the Feat of Strength achievements, you will want to hurry up with the completion of all activities for the Back from the Beyond meta-achievement. It will go for good when Dragonflight launches, as will the Veilstrider title.
Here we will list the achievements needed for the Back from the Beyond meta-achievement as well as the requirements for them.
Raid and Dungeon Achievements
|Castle Nathria||Difficulty: Medium||
|Sanctum of Domination||Difficulty: Medium||
|Sepulcher of the First Ones||Difficulty: Medium||
|Fake It ‘Til You Make It||Difficulty: Medium||
|Myths of the Shadowlands Dungeons||Difficulty: Medium||
Renown and Covenant Achievements
|Dead Men Tell Some Tales||Difficulty: Easy||You will need to complete all four Covenant Campaigns (patch 9.0). Completed quests required:
You have to have the minimum of 22 Renown for each Covenant.
|Re-Re-Re-Renowned||Difficulty: Easy||Earn 80 Renown on all four Covenants.|
|Sanctum Superior||Difficulty: Medium||
||Difficulty: Hard||You will need to complete all Covenant Special Feature achievements:|
Open World Achievements
|Chains of Domination||Difficulty: Easy||Complete all the storyline quests from Chains of Domination (patch 9.1).|
|Secrets of the First Ones||Difficulty: Easy||Complete all the storyline quests from Eternity’s End (patch 9.2).|
|Walking in Maw-mphis||Difficulty: Hard||For this achievement you will need to complete some achievements around the Maw:
As a reward for this achievement you will be given the title of the Maw Walker.
|On the Offensive
||Difficulty: Medium||You will need to complete Covenant Assault achievements (patch 9.1). As of patch 9.2.5, you only have complete any four achievements from the list:|
|From A to Zereth||Difficulty: Medium||Earn all achievements in Zereth Mortis:|
|Many, Many Things||Difficulty: Medium||To complete this achievement, you will need to research every talent in the Box of Many Things.|
|Tower Ranger||Difficulty: Hard||This is another meta-achievement, which you will need to complete:|
Once Dragonflight launches, you will no longer be able to earn the Fates of the Shadowlands achievement. Along with it go the rewards:
- The Jigglesworth Sr. mount
- The Hero of Fate title (Heroic)
- Shadowlands Raid Teleports (Mythic)
If you feel you absolutely need this four-legged creature in your WoW life, hurry up and get the Carcinized Zerethsteed mount quest item. For this, defeat the Jailer, the last boss in the Sepulcher of the First Ones on Heroic difficulty or above. After the Dragonflight launch this option will no longer be available.
We Are All Made of Stars Heroic and Mythic Achievements
If your heart yearns for glory, you still have the option to earn We Are All Made of Stars achievement. To attain it you will need to:
- defeat Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones;
- be under the effects of Herald of the Cosmos while doing it;
- stay alive the whole time (but you can reset the encounter if you fail this condition).
This is available on non-Fated and Fated raids.
Drop Rate for Mounts Decreases
Currently the bosses each drop two of their respective mounts – Vengeance’s Reins from Sylvanas Windrunner (Mythic) and the Fractal Cypher from the Jailer (Mythic). However, once the Dragonflight launches, they will only drop one each. Don’t forget, that Overgear is always ready to help you get these epic rewards.
Things that will stay and become easier
Well, it’s not all pain and suffering. Some things are actually bound to make your life easier in other aspects.
- Farming Torghast is expected to be a walk in the park. Mounts and achievements associated with it will just be that much faster to obtain;
- The same can be said for farming other local meta-achievements. Things, again, will become quicker for you, with no particular need to camp rare mobs and compete with other players on locations. Mobs will be way easier to kill once you’ve reached 70 lvl;
- Protoform Synthesis mounts might be easier to come by. You will most likely be strong enough at this point to farm the necessary resources faster.
So, is there anything you’ll rush to get just in time before Dragonflight? Or are you past all of this Shadowlands jazz and just wait for the new launch to be released already?
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