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This Week in WoW – March 31, 2020

This Week in World of Warcraft

Legion Instances Legacy Loot

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With scheduled weekly maintenance the week of March 31, we’re enabling Legacy loot rules in Legion raids and dungeons.

We’re reached that point in an expansion where the content from the previous expansion no longer requires a full group, and the rewards are primarily sought by transmog collectors. With this change, Legion raid and dungeon encounters will drop a fixed quantity of class-agnostic loot. Today, if you and one other player enter Emerald Nightmare on Mythic difficulty and kill Nythendra, it’s unlikely that you’ll receive any loot, since drop rates normally scale to the number of players. After this change, Nythendra will always drop 5 items from her loot table, regardless of your group size.

Dungeons and many of the lower-difficulty raid bosses in Legion are already soloable by well-equipped Battle for Azeroth characters, though some bosses, especially on Mythic difficulty, may still require you to bring a few friends. Nonetheless, this should amount to a great increase in the availability of Legion transmog gear.

See you there!

Grand Empress Shek’zara World Boss
Grand Empress Shek’zara is up in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms!

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Grand Empress Shek’zara
With the awakening of N’Zoth, Shek’zara, empress of the mantid, pledged her swarm to the old god’s will. In service of her dark master, she unleashed her forces upon the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to claim Pandaria in N’Zoth’s name.

  • Overview – Grand Empress Shek’zara uses her powerful voice and Zara’thik Swarmguard to overwhelm enemies.
  • Song of the Empress – Shek’zara chants the Song of the Empress, emitting sound waves that travel outwards from her.
    Players that come into contact with Song of the Empress are Silenced and suffer 4 Nature damage every 0.5 sec for 3 sec.
  • Force and Verve – Shek’zara shouts, inflicting 33 Nature damage every 1 sec for 6 sec.
    Players standing in a Sound Barrier take 70% reduced damage from Force and Verve.
    • Sound Barrier – Reduces damage dealt by Force and Verve by 70%.
  • Summon Swarmguard – Shek’zara summons her Zara’thik Swarmguard to aid her in battle.
    • Zara’thik Swarmguard
      • Bladestorm – Charges to a player’s location and spins a blade around the caster, inflicting 33 Physical damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec.
    • Zara’thik Ambershaper
      • Amber Bolt Volley – Fires bolts of hardened amber at all nearby enemies, inflicting 25 Nature damage.

Level Type Slot Name Model Viewer
445 Finger Finger Loop of Abhorrent Celerity
445 Cloth Head Maniacal Speaker’s Cover
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445 Leather Head Guise of the Voracious Prowler
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445 Mail Legs Greaves of Shattered Thoughts
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445 Plate Legs Chitinous Conqueror’s Legplates
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N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms

Assault: The Black Empire

Assault: Mantid

To learn more about the N’Zoth Assaults in Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms, click the banner below for an in depth guide.

Island Expeditions for the Week of March 31, 2020
The Island Expeditions for the week are:

  • Un’gol Ruins with Hozen
  • Jorundall with Vargul
  • Whispering Reef with Murlocs

The Salvage Crates available for purchase this week are:

Click the banner below to learn more about Island Expedition Rewards and Loot Tables.

World Quest Bonus Event

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Chart a course across Kul Tiras and Zandalar for this week’s Bonus Event – World Quests.

This Week

All week, open your map (default hotkey-“m”) and select any of the Kul Tiras or Zandalar regions to view the World Quests available to you. To find out more about each World quest, simply hover your mouse over a World Quest on the map to see what tasks are needed to complete it, the rewards you’ll receive, and the time remaining that the quest is available to you.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Chronicler Toopa in Boralus or Chronicler Shoopa in Zuldazar has a quest for you—The World Awaits. You can also start the quest from within the Adventure Guide (Shift-J).
    • Quest requirement: Complete 20 World Quests in Kul Tiras, Zandalar, Mechagon, or Nazjatar
    • Reward: 1,000 War Resources
  • Passive buff: +50% to Reputation gains from World Quests

If you’ve been looking to impress some emissaries, this is the week to do it!

Every Week

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

PvP Brawl: Comp Storm

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Jump into Arathi Basin for a head-to-head battle against AI opponents during Comp Stomp— running March 31–April 7.

Darkmoon Faire
The Darkmoon Faire starts this weekend on April 5th. If you’re grinding reputation with the new 8.3 factions, Uldum Accord and Rajani, pick up the Darkmoon Top Hat or the WHEE! buff to increase reputation gains by 10% for 60 minutes.

March of the Tadpoles
March of the Tadpoles starts this weekend on April 5th. March of the Tadpoles is a micro-holiday that sends you to Borean Tundra to an area with baby murlocs.

Call to Arms: Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Stormsong Valley
This week’s Call to Arms is Call to Arms: Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Call to Arms: Mechagon and Call to Arms: Stormsong Valley.

Head to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, Mechagon and Stormsong Valley with warmode enabled to kill players of the opposing faction. This will reward you with Quartermaster’s Note, Aspirant’s Equipment Cache, Honor, Conquest and Reputation with either The Honorbound or 7th Legion.