What to do Before Patch 8.3 - Visions of N'Zoth
Patch 8.3 - Visions of N'Zoth goes live on January 14th in US (January 15 in EU), with Ny'alotha opening the following week on January 21. In this post we'll highlight a few things you should do before Patch 8.3 hits live servers.

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Vulpera and Mechagnomes Allied Races


Patch 8.3 is bringing two new Allied Races: Vulpera are joining the Horde and Mechagnomes are joining the Alliance. If you complete the unlock requirements right now, you will be able to recruit these new races as soon as Patch 8.3 is live! Click the banners below to see detailed overviews of each race and the quest chains to unlock them after meeting the requirements.

Vulpera Allied Race Unlock Requirements:

Mechagnomes Allied Race Unlock Requirements:




Goblins and Worgen Heritage Armor Sets


Patch 8.3 is bringing two new Heritage Armor Sets: Heritage of Kezan for Goblins and Heritage of Gilneas for Worgen. If you complete the unlock requirements right now, you will be able to start a questline to unlock these new heritage armor sets as soon as Patch 8.3 is live! Click the banners below for an in depth look at the heritage armor sets and the quest chains to unlock them.

Heritage of Kezan Unlock Requirements:

Heritage of Gilneas Unlock Requirements:
  • Level a Worgen character to 120
  • Reach exalted reputation with Gilneas




Paragon Reputations


Patch 8.3 will once again let you collect Azerite Power to level your Heart of Azeroth past level 70 to a soft cap of 80. If you want to get a head start then save all paragon reputations up to 19,999/10,000. After the patch goes live, speak with all emissaries to hand in all the quests. After that, complete one world quest for each faction and then hand in all the quests again.

Don't forget that the Artifact Power is awarded upon quest completion at the emissaries and not from the Paragon Supplies. You can use an addon or a weak aura to track your progress when you have more than 10,000/10,000 paragon reputation.

Getting as much Artifact Power as you can in 8.3 is important since you unlock additional Perseverance traits at level 71 and 80, as well as a new minor Azerite Essence slot at level 75. Click the banner below for more information about the Heart of Azeroth updates and how to unlock the new essences available in Visions of N'Zoth.



What To Stock Up


  • Mysterious Treasure Map - Get ready for Patch 8.3 by stocking up on an extra Mysterious Treasure Map from this week's Island Expeditions. Use the map after the patch goes live for a chance to get a mission that rewards Artifact Power or Titan Residuum. After that, complete your weekly Island Expeditions as usual for an extra Mysterious Treasure Map.
  • Service Medals - Sandy Nightsaber is a new saber mount added in Patch 8.3 which you can buy for 350 service medals from the warfront quartermasters. To purchase it, you must first complete the Battle for Darkshore on Heroic difficulty (Heroic: War for the Shore / Heroic: War for the Shore).
  • Seafarer's Dubloons - In the upcoming patch, players can buy Salvage Crates from a new dubloon vendor in Zuldazar and Boralus. These Salvage Crates contain Island Expeditions Rewards such as mounts, pets, toys and transmogs that drop from specific island denizens, invaders and creatures.
  • Prismatic Manapearls - If you need Nazjatar reputation on your alts then save Prismatic Manapearls. In the new patch you'll be able to purchase account bound tokens that grant 250 reputation with The Unshackled and Waveblade Ankoan. You can get these tokens from the factions' quartermasters, Atolia Seapearl and Speaker Utia.
  • Consumables and Trade Goods - Flasks, potions, enchants, gems and other trade goods are always in demand around patch day and raid release. This is the perfect time to make quite a bit of gold, so make sure to save as many materials as you can!
  • Polished Pet Charms - Two new pets (Pygmy Camel and Windfeather Quill) will be available for purchase for 300 Polished Pet Charms from the quartermasters of Uldum Accord and Rajani, the new factions in Visions of N'Zoth. Save 600 or more pet charms to buy these pets for yourself or sell them on the Auction House at the start of the patch for a lot of gold!
  • Battle-Scarred Augment Rune - Stock Augment Runes, but make sure to sell them in the first few weeks! After players reach exalted with Rajani, the demand will slowly drop as most mythic raiders will prefer to purchase the Lightning-Forged Augment Rune for 50k gold.


Titan Residuum


If you have any Titan Residuum then make sure to spend it! Your stockpile is going to be reset when the patch goes live, so buy any azerite piece that is an upgrade for you. If you still have Titan Residuum when the patch hits, it will be converted to gold at the rate of 1 silver per residuum.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
When Season 4 starts, we're planning to convert the Titan Residuum you currently have into silver. At the same time, we'll set the drop rates of Titan Residuum and the prices of the items that it buys back to values that are understandable. After that reset, Titan Residuum will work in Season 4 just like it did in Seasons 2 and 3.


Time Limited Achievements


After the release of Patch 8.3 Visions of N'Zoth, a number of time limited achievements from Mythic+ Season 3 and PvP Season 3 will become unobtainable. The Eternal Palace raid achievements will become unobtainable after the release of Ny'alotha on January 21 in US (January 22 in EU).

Try to get at least Ahead of the Curve: Queen Azshara and Battle for Azeroth Keystone Conqueror: Season Three before the new content release! While these achievements are not a requirement for most pugs, having them might help you get accepted into Ny'alotha raid groups and mythic+ keys in Visions of N'Zoth!

Mythic+ Season 3 Achievements

PvP Season 3 Achievements

The Eternal Palace Achievements


Other Achievements


In Patch 8.3 Visions of N'Zoth, Deepwind Gorge has been redesigned to a capture-point map and most of the achievements have been moved to Legacy achievements, including Master of Deepwind Gorge, which rewards the Gorgeous title.

After the patch hits you won't be able to earn most of those achievements, however, you will still be able to earn the Gorgeous title as a new Master of Deepwind Gorge meta achievement will be added to the game.


Other achievements that you should consider doing before the upcoming content update are Glory of the Eternal Raider and Glory of the Wartorn Hero. Since most raiders will be progressing Ny'alotha and pushing mythic+ keys in the new patch, it might be harder to find achievement groups.

Click the banners below for more information about how to get the meta achievements from The Eternal Palace and Mythic Dungeons in Battle for Azeroth.

This article was originally published in forum thread: What to do Before Patch 8.3 - Visions of N'Zoth started by chaud View original post
Comments 24 Comments
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Vulpera and heritage armor for Worgen and Goblins! I don't even care about everything else.
  1. Eapoe's Avatar
    I understand mana pearls for alts, but can’t you buy Benthic gear and scrap them for Residuum?
  1. dacoolist's Avatar
    Can't wait to see everyone in 8.3! Welcome back everyone
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Remember when new races and classes where just added and you didn't have to rep grind to play them
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eapoe View Post
    I understand mana pearls for alts, but can’t you buy Benthic gear and scrap them for Residuum?
    a very, very, very pitiful amount, but yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
    Remember when new races and classes where just added and you didn't have to rep grind to play them
    Remeber when they added 0, or 1, or 2 races in an expansion and not 10 Yeah i do too.

    yes its lame you need to... actually earn the trust of the race your recruiting.

    but if blizzard is at the cost of us actually having to earn races, give us more races in ONE EXPANSION then ALL EXPANSIONS PRIOR, COMBINED, TIMES 2 (2tbc,2cata,1mop=5 while BFA has added 10 SO FAR) then yeah, i am fine grinding races.

    so yes, i remember those days, and i do not miss them.
  1. h4rr0d's Avatar
    Getting the vulpera chain and race changing my main to vulpera are literally the first 2 things I'll do when 9.3 hits
  1. Florida Man's Avatar
    Isn't this the patch where we can play Allied Races as Death Knights?
  1. glszino's Avatar
    I don't understand titan residuum.

    Doesn't what is written (TR reset when patch goes live) contradicts the blue quote (TR reset when season 4 starts so one week after patch goes live)?
    Will the treasure map from island expedition give current residuum or the next ones when 8.3 goes live ?
  1. Gaebryel Quintyne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
    Isn't this the patch where we can play Allied Races as Death Knights?
    Yup, if you have pre-ordered Shadowlands.
  1. Denizly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by glszino View Post
    I don't understand titan residuum.
    Existing resets on patch, new TR drops when S4 starts (week of raid).

    You should do a 10 the first week of patch so u get TR in ur chest on reset day.
  1. keymil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Denizly View Post
    Existing resets on patch, new TR drops when S4 starts (week of raid).

    You should do a 10 the first week of patch so u get TR in ur chest on reset day.
    So there will be no TR next week chest?
  1. reacher's Avatar
    There's many easier ways to earn reputation regularly now than there ever was before in the game. Farming rep is not as bad as some people make it out to be
  1. Cæli's Avatar
    Time Limited Achievements: get it while you can, all hail FOMO marketing...
  1. Bludstorm's Avatar
    Is Operation Mechagon ever not going to be Mythic Only? PUGs keep falling apart on me and its the only thing I need to unlock them.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
    Isn't this the patch where we can play Allied Races as Death Knights?
    Shadowland preorder bonus
  1. kaintk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dacoolist View Post
    Can't wait to see everyone in 8.3! Welcome back everyone
    for like 1 week.. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ealyssa View Post
    Shadowland preorder bonus
    he asked if this is the patch that allow them, we know we need to preorder it

    if 8.3=no allied race dk , its r.i.p. :P
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by reacher View Post
    There's many easier ways to earn reputation regularly now than there ever was before in the game. Farming rep is not as bad as some people make it out to be
    My friend rejoined on thursday, hasnt played since pre-8.2
    he is not doing everything, cause hes lazy, and too cheap to buy a contract.
    he got flying today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludstorm View Post
    Is Operation Mechagon ever not going to be Mythic Only? PUGs keep falling apart on me and its the only thing I need to unlock them.
    literally this patch my dude, its gunan be heroic split into 2 wings, aswell as M+ split into 2 wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cæli View Post
    Time Limited Achievements: get it while you can, all hail FOMO marketing...
    1. time limited acheives? which one you talking?
    2. time limited acheives have been a thing since vanilla, so idk why you seem to be acting like this is recent.
  1. getupkid55's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cæli View Post
    Time Limited Achievements: get it while you can, all hail FOMO marketing...
    err.. Blizzard is marketing it?
  1. lionofwar87's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Vulpera and heritage armor for Worgen and Goblins! I don't even care about everything else.
    This. After announcing shadowlands, I dont see a point of doing any other content that doesn't extend beyond this expansion. New sub races and cool looking armor is something I'll use beyond this expansion.
  1. Kallor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    Vulpera and heritage armor for Worgen and Goblins! I don't even care about everything else.
    The fact that people care so overly much about these things shows how far WoW has fallen. How about actually demanding a good game instead of cosmetics that doesn't affect game quality at all?

    I know a lot of people disagrees with me, but I really think transmog is the devil.

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