"World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar has just been released, but are you having trouble finding your way around and figuring out how you should go about exploring the new content? This guide from Blizzard should give "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar newcomers a path to start off with.
Staring Out In "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar
When starting off in "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar, the first thing you should do, according to Blizzard, is head for the Timeless Isle, which is a brand new area that is one of the highlights of "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4. Blizzard states that the Timeless Isle is "smothered with loot."
Your first quest will be given to you by Chromie, who is located in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. After you complete the quest, which will take you to the Timeless Isle, you'll receive a follow-up quest that'll net you a Timeless Cache, which grants you a random piece of Level 496 gear that will match your character's loot specialization.
Finding Loot In "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar
Blizzard says that if you want to get good loot fast, you should look for three items in particular. One of them is Mogu Runes of Fate, which you can use in the Throne of Thunder raid to help you get gear. Timeless Coins, which are a new currency specific to the Timeless Isle, allow you to buy items including Timeless Caches.
Finally, you'll also find Timeless armor tokens, which work like Timeless Caches. The difference here is that that Timeless armor token will give you items for a specific item slot. Some examples of Timeless armor tokens you might find include a token for cloth bracers, or a token for a trinket, etc. Keep in mind that these bind to your accounts, so you can send them to other characters assuming they're on the same account and realm through your character's mail.
Blizzard also says that if you're fortunate, you might get a Burden of Eternity to drop, which you can use to make a Timeless armor token create an even more powerful level 535 item.
Blizzard also recommends that you go the old fashioned route for high-end gear: getting Justice Points by clearing dungeons. Blizzard notes that while Heroic dungeons are the best way to earn Justice Points, they can also be earned by completing Scenarios or by converting your Honor points. The local quartermaster can be found at the Niuzao Temple in Townlong Steppes.
Blizzard also reminds that for 250 Valor points, you can add four item levels to epic gear, and that any item can be upgraded twice.
PvP In "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar
In "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar, you can use Honor Points to buy level 496 PvP gear, while Conquest Point item starts at level 522. Blizzard cautions that while you can enter Rated PvP battles to earn Conquest Points whenever you want, it would behoove you to start off with Random Battlegrounds to get yourself some easier to attain Honor Gear. As of "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.3, Blizzard reminds "WoW" players that non-PvP items can still be effective in entry-level PvP matches.
"World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar Dungeon and Raid Item Level Requirements
Here are the dungeon and rain "World of Warcraft" Patch 5.4 Siege of Orgrimmar item level requirements, according to Blizzard.
- Heroic dungeons require an item level of 435
- Mogu'Shan Vaults (Raid Finder) requires an item level of 460
- Heart of Fear and Terrace of Endless Spring (Raid Finder) require an item level of 470
- Throne of Thunder (Raid Finder) require an item level of 480
- Siege of Orgrimmar (Raid Finder) require an item level of 496
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