Not all invasions will be up at the same time. To see if an invasion is active, go to that particular map and see if the "Under Invasion" text is up, or look on a continent's map.
Each invasion is a group scenario with multiple stages:
Stage 1: Defend an Invasion Point, like Kharanos in Dun Morogh or the Crossroads in Northern Barrens.
Stage 2: Defeat the Demon Commander as well as two lieutenants.
Stage 3: Repel the Legion forces around the zone. You can open up your map to see where the enemies are. Progress is granted by killing mobs and saving friendly wounded NPCs.
Stage 4: Defeat a boss NPC at the Invasion Point. These bosses are quite challenging, with strong attacks like Flame Fissure from volcanoes or Shadow Gale.
You will be fighting with the opposite faction to take down the Demonic Threat, and some faction leaders may also help out, like Trade Prince Gallywix in Azshara, Marin Noggenfogger in Tanaris, and Muradin and Moira in Dun Morogh. You can hop in vehicles like Demolishers in Azshara and Mechatanks in Dun Morogh to help speed up combat. There are also special objects you can throw to deal more damage, like bombs in Dun Morogh.
There’s a World of Warcraft: Legion pre-expansion patch coming soon, and that means a great number of changes and improvements will be finding their way into the game. We’ve recently outlined several reasons to get ready for it all here and here.
Today, we’d like to take a closer look at the some of the content that will be coming to Azeroth in the weeks after the pre-expansion patch.
Incursions and Diversions
Around the second or third week of August (no later than August 17 globally), after you’ve had time to play around with the patch and get a feel for the changes, some angry invaders are going to start dropping out of the skies over Azeroth.
You’ll be able to identify where the invasions are currently happening by looking at your world map. As quickly as you can, head out to the zone that’s under attack and lend your aid to the defense of Azeroth.
Each demon invasion takes place in four stages, and each stage ends with a reward of Nethershards—and sometimes a chest. That means it’s always a good time to rush out and fight the Legion.
A week after the invasions begin, the Legion’s assault will begin to intensify. Then, a week after that, the demonic onslaught will intensify even more, increasing your chances to complete the event-only achievements Stand Against The Legion (for completing one invasion) and Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions (for completing invasions in all six locations).
When you participate in demon invasions and receive Nethershards, take note of them. Collect enough, and you can spend them on all sorts of transmogrification armor (there will be four ensembles available: cloth, leather, mail, and plate), new pieces for your neck, fingers, back, and trinket slots, as well as the event-only Felbat Pup battle pet, among and other useful items.
Speaking of weapons, you’ll always want to loot the stage 2 and stage 4 bosses in demon invasions, as they have a chance to drop one of 16 event-only weapons, such as Fel Barbed Spear or Hellfury Longbow. At item level 700, these weapons might be more than a transmogrification collection item for you—they might be the perfect thing to pick up and swing at the face of the nearest demon!
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One more item that we’d like to tell you about is a new toy that will be available during the Demon Invasions: the Pocket Fel Spreader. It’s not actually a good idea to leave it in your pocket, but it is a great idea to figure out how to obtain one of these tainted trifles—because this may be your only chance.
Legion Professions Developer Q&A - Watch the VoD Here!
This week we sat down with Senior Developer Paul Kubit to answer your questions on Legion Professions. If you missed the live Q&A, don’t worry. We have you covered. Watch the VoD below to catch up on what you missed.
About the Legion Live Developer Q&As
Every Thursday for the next several weeks, starting at 11 a.m. PT, we’ll be going live on Twitch.tv/Warcraft to answer questions submitted by the World of Warcraft community. Each week will feature a different developer, and we’ll be looking for questions that focus on their particular role on the World of Warcraft development team.
We have rounded up some recent BlizzCon interviews with the WoW team and summarized their focal points. Lots of info was released concerning demon hunters, artifacts, class order halls, item scaling and more! All the interviews are linked below (do check them out for more details), as well as our own interviews with Chris Robinson and Cory Stockton.
Once you have your legendary ring, the Crystallized Fel will drop from Archimonde on normal or greater difficulty, which upgrades the ring for +3 item levels. You need to kill Archimonde 20 times on one of these difficutlies. You can obtain one per week.
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