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Legendary Upgrades After the Nighthold Opens
Blizzard explained that upgrading your existing legendary items will be done via a quest and is not connected to the Illidan quest line.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Since the release of Patch 7.1.5, we've received a number of questions relating to the Nighthold Legendary item upgrades and how that process will work. We'd like to provide some clarity on what you can expect next week.

When the Nighthold opens next week, players who have acquired at least one Legion Legendary item will find a quest in Dalaran to upgrade a Legendary from item level 910 to 940. This quest involves collecting a number of Essences of Aman’thul, which can be found in the following locations:

  • Nighthold Raid Bosses
  • Weekly Mythic Keystone Cache
  • Emissary Bags
  • PvP Weekly Quests

Once you have completed the quest, you'll be given a Distilled Titan Essence, which can be consumed to upgrade a Legion Legendary item to level 940. The quest is repeatable, so you'll be able to earn as many Distilled Titan Essences as you need to upgrade any Legendaries you have.

Additionally, once the Nighthold is open, any new Legendaries you discover will already be item level 940. Note that this does not apply retroactively to Emissary Bags that you may already have in your inventory when the time comes. Only new bags earned after the Nighthold is open have the chance to reward an item level 940 Legendary.

Will it be available on all levels of NH?
These will drop in all difficulties of the Nighthold, LFR included.

Will there be a lockout on a per boss basis, or a per difficulty basis?
It will be on a per-boss basis.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Legendary Upgrades After the Nighthold Opens started by chaud View original post
Comments 50 Comments
  1. Colmadero's Avatar
    Can't wait for Nighthold!
  1. xskarma's Avatar
    Well, that's a relief. I'm still not very progressed on that Illidan dungeon quest.
  1. purebalance's Avatar
    The "rumor" got started because it was like that on the PTR. More than likely they're trying to act outraged after they changed it.
  1. Jester Joe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Well, that's a relief. I'm still not very progressed on that Illidan dungeon quest.
    I'm at like, 22. So yeah, I fell far behind.

    Would have been insane if they expected people to do it on all their alts.
  1. Aux's Avatar
    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/...570804#post-10

    Also confirmed it can be done on LFR.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aux View Post
    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/...570804#post-10

    Also confirmed it can be done on LFR.
    Cool. Might get it done at least for getting my 940s.
  1. UcanDoSht's Avatar
    Good that they mentioned the changes to mythic Helya.... not.

    #1 patch notes
  1. Bumbac's Avatar
    Wohoo only 50 essences per legendary
  1. jojolafrisette's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bumbac View Post
    Wohoo only 50 essences per legendary
    50 ok but are we blocked by a heading per week ???



    it's really joke... u loot legendary one day before, and no it s not 940..
  1. ZaneBusby's Avatar
    If you've been storing caches to open next week, don't trust what they're saying about the 910 vs 940 legendaries. Loot is generated upon opening the emissary caches, not receiving them. This is proven by the fact that if you held onto them until this week, all the loot tables changed to include the new legendaries, enchanting recipes, and higher curious coin droprate. Unless they add an emissary cache with a different item ID that will be the one you recieve post-NH opening, there's no way for them to differentiate between a cache recieved a month ago and a cache recieved next week.
    (Hint: the patch didn't contain any new emissary caches with different item IDs. They don't exist)

    Edit: There's a chance they might do a micro patch that literally just adds new versions of the caches and they push that patch live during the weekly maintenance on the 17th, which would make my post inaccurate, but as of yet it hasn't happened so it's still worth saving your caches for an extra week. Also since the essences for the legendary upgrade drop from the caches you'll be able to get them next week too, giving you a head start on the quest.
  1. fangless's Avatar
    But why? The 895's got bumped to 910 in a hotfix. New post-NH legendaries get bumped to 940 for free.

    Why are there inconsistencies like this o_O Either make them all require quest items, or make them all just hotfixed each new patch
  1. Frumpy Frumpy Frak's Avatar
    Wait, so some casual who's just getting his first legendary will automatically get ilvl 940s while I have to complete that quest six times for each of my legendaries?

    This is totally unfair, way to look after your most loyal players, Blizz.
  1. muto's Avatar
    This is really stupid. They should automatically upgrade or new ones still be 910
  1. Airblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frumpy Frumpy Frak View Post
    Wait, so some casual who's just getting his first legendary will automatically get ilvl 940s while I have to complete that quest six times for each of my legendaries?

    This is totally unfair, way to look after your most loyal players, Blizz.
    It is supposedly not a grind. We will have to wait and see. I 100% understand your POV on this though.
  1. tuesday the paladin's Avatar
    So I guess it's best to not to the emissary this sunday/monday so the save up two extra caches to complete after Nighthold releases then.
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    Nice so we should just start over and get all our legendariers again
  1. Phagelives's Avatar
    Oh it will be a grind that is how blizzard do things , fuck over the steady players whom been playing but lets keep the new people an have them not put in the semi work load current players do. Well done blizzard entertainment thank u for throwing us players under the boss.
  1. Nutricul's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frumpy Frumpy Frak View Post
    Wait, so some casual who's just getting his first legendary will automatically get ilvl 940s while I have to complete that quest six times for each of my legendaries?

    This is totally unfair, way to look after your most loyal players, Blizz.
    That's like being mad you bought a DVD player when they first came out 20 years ago for $1200 and now complain people can pick it up for $50.
    You had your Legendary for a long time already, and you're pissed about somebody getting a 940 when they finally receive one? >_>
  1. Lady Dragonheart's Avatar
    This sounds pretty fun to me.
  1. CMKenneth's Avatar
    this is the first thing they are introducing since legion launched that wont be changed down the line. glad they are learning.

    to explain what i mean, they added mythic dungeons (nothing but glorified heroics) and locked them out of lfd, they will change that.

    they made AK char bound, they changed it.

    they made legendaries have a cap on BLP, they removed it.


    this change means people will get those upgrades for they main and their offspecs eventually, even on alts that they only have time to do LFR in.


    the one thing that still puzzles me is why they didn't do this from the start... ALL legendaries should have been available to all players at 110, but being low ilvl 835ish or something, and have them upgradeable with the upgrade time linked to the content you do. and done, players now get to CHOOSE which one they like.

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