Patch 8.3 PTR - Legendary Cloak Guide
Wrathion returns in Visions of N'Zoth, and of course he is bringing along a new legendary cloak to aid us in our fight against the Old God. Here is what you need to know about this legendary cloak, Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve.

Note: Engineers cannot enchant this cloak with Goblin Glider.

How to Obtain
Acquiring the initial item level 470 Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve is not hard at all. In fact, you will receive it just by accepting and completing the Black Empire Campaign quest chain upon logging in on patch day. Here is a guide for all parts of the chain. Part 3 specifically deals with the scenario to unlock the cloak.




How to Upgrade Your Cloak
Your Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve will start off humble without any perks other than being 470 item level with 5 corruption resistance, but don't let this fool you. Your primary goal this patch is going to be entering Horrific Visions in order to upgrade your cloak and obtain massive benefits that not only increase its power, but also your corruption resistance and even the appearance!



Increasing the Rank of Your Cloak
Now that you know what you need to do to enter Horrific Visions, now is a good time to explain what completing them does for your cloak. Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve can increase in rank for a total of 15 times before reaching max rank. Every time you increase the rank of your cloak, the following happens.

  • Its item level increases by 2.
  • Its corruption resistance increases, allowing you to potentially wear more corrupted gear.
  • You gain a passive decrease to sanity loss in Horrific Visions by 20% by equipping the cloak. This percentage goes up as the cloak's rank increases.
  • At rank 6, your cloak will receive an on-use effect with a 3 minute cooldown that will dispel any negative corruption effects currently happening to you (by having too high of corruption from gear) and make you immune to these effects for 6 seconds.
  • At ranks 5 and 12 the appearance of your cloak will change.
  • At rank 12 the cloak will also gain the Draconic Empowerment proc effect that has a chance to increase your primary stat for 15 seconds.


Appearance Change
The cloak will change to the middle appearance at rank 5 and the right one at rank 12.



Quest Items Needed for Rank Upgrades
After unlocking Horrific Visions and receiving rank 1 of your cloak, Wrathion will give you a quest to collect the following items from Horrific Visions after each rank up:

  • Ranks 2 - 5
    • Rank 2: The Curse of Stone - Obtained by killing the main boss of Horrific Visions (Alleria or Thrall) and looting the chest at the end. Failing to kill the boss will result in you not obtaining the item for that specific Horrific Vision attempt.
    • Ranks 3 - 5: Torn Page of "The Curse of Stone" - Obtained by killing the main boss of Horrific Visions (Alleria or Thrall) and looting the chest at the end. Failing to kill the boss will result in you not obtaining the item for that specific Horrific Vision attempt.
  • Ranks 6 - 11
    • Rank 6: Fear and Flesh - Found by completing Corrupted or Lost areas of Horrific Visions and looting the chest at the end. These can be seen on the map before starting a Vision by talking to Wrathion before using your vessel. They drain your sanity more and contain harder enemies. Corrupted are less difficult than Lost areas, which are the hardest. The final boss of the Horrific Vision (Alleria or Thrall) doesn't need to be killed as long as you complete the objective of the bonus area.
    • Rank 7 - 11: Torn Page of "Fear and Flesh" - Found by completing Corrupted or Lost areas of Horrific Visions and looting the chest at the end. These can be seen on the map before starting a Vision by talking to Wrathion before using your vessel. They drain your sanity more and contain harder enemies. Corrupted are less difficult than Lost areas, which are the hardest. Each rank will require more pages. The final boss of the Horrific Vision (Alleria or Thrall) doesn't need to be killed as long as you complete the objective of the bonus area.
  • Ranks 12 - 15 (Not 100% confirmed source, but likely scenario)
    • Rank 12: The Final Truth - Found by completing Lost areas of Horrific Visions and looting the chest at the end. These can be seen on the map before starting a Vision by talking to Wrathion before using your vessel. They drain your sanity the most out of all areas and have the hardest enemies. The final boss of the Horrific Vision (Alleria or Thrall) doesn't need to be killed as long as you complete the objective of the bonus area.
    • Ranks 13 - 15: Torn Page of "The Final Truth" - Found by completing Lost areas of Horrific Visions and looting the chest at the end. These can be seen on the map before starting a Vision by talking to Wrathion before using your vessel. They drain your sanity the most out of all areas and have the hardest enemies. Each rank will require more pages. The final boss of the Horrific Vision (Alleria or Thrall) doesn't need to be killed as long as you complete the objective of the bonus area.
  • Further Progression
    • Your cloak stops ranking up at 15, but you can continue running Horrific Visions with masks active (unlocked in visions to create modifiers you can activate to increase the difficulty further) or by killing N'Zoth on normal or above once a week to receive Malefic Core to further your corruption resistance by 3 each week. At rank 15 the cloak will have 50 corruption resistance and you can keep increasing it until it reaches 125 corruption resistance.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.3 PTR - Legendary Cloak Guide started by Stoy View original post
Comments 27 Comments
  1. Jin84's Avatar
    https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads...Assaults-Guide page permissions not set?
  1. Isheria's Avatar
    Might wanna correct in the article that the progression after rank 15 is not infinite. At rank 15 the cloak will have 50 corruption resistance, malefic cores can boost it to 125 maximum which is 25 weeks since each malefic core gives 3 extra corruption resistance.
  1. Sanguinerd's Avatar
    Does the cloak do anything like the MoP ones? Maybe some animation when Draconic Empowerment procs or something?

    And can engineers really not put glider on it?
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    I've never liked the look of WoW cloaks. I hope we can hide it with transmog.
  1. Beet's Avatar
    That’s... wow. This is the most boring legendary they’ve ever added I would say. Even Hand of Rag was badass and stood out for it’s time despite not being entirely special. This is just... why make it legendary?
  1. iosdeveloper's Avatar
    awesome patch, imo
  1. Jin84's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    I've never liked the look of WoW cloaks. I hope we can hide it with transmog.
    We have been able to hide cloaks at the xmogger. Maybe you've missed that
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin84 View Post
    We have been able to hide cloaks at the xmogger. Maybe you've missed that
    It's a legendary cloak. Unless I missed something, we've never been able to transmog them, others to legendary or legendary to others.
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    legendaries will be able to be transmogged this patch. You can even have 2 one handed swords transmogged to Thunderfury.
  1. Jin84's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    It's a legendary cloak. Unless I missed something, we've never been able to transmog them, others to legendary or legendary to others.
    Hmm, during Legion the armor legendaries (there's even a cloak) were able to be changed AFAIK.. so maybe it might be the same here. Well we can only wait for Jan 14 or if someone on the PTR can confirm it.
  1. Magicon's Avatar
    https://imgur.com/wh32cpB
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magicon View Post
    legendaries will be able to be transmogged this patch. You can even have 2 one handed swords transmogged to Thunderfury.
    Thanks is fantastic news! Thanks.
  1. Lurker1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by iosdeveloper View Post
    awesome patch, imo
    for sure im happy its finally coming off ptr after playing it for to long wanted live version already !
  1. WraithKingOstarion's Avatar
    horrific visions sounded interesting but the whole upgrading of the cloak system is not making me feel very interested in this patch
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Note: Engineers cannot enchant this cloak with Goblin Glider.
    What's up with that? It's not like it's a stat enchant nor are people precluded from using the Goblin Glider Kit. This makes no sense.
  1. mber341's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    What's up with that? It's not like it's a stat enchant nor are people precluded from using the Goblin Glider Kit. This makes no sense.
    It has an On Use effect. That's why. Cant have 2 On Use effects for one item. I don't like it either.
  1. Zandalarian Paladin's Avatar
    Finally some kind of solo progression. You got my attention, Blizzard.

    Hopefully you can keep it longer than 8.2 did.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    "Completing the bi-weekly.."

    Just pushing the envelope an inch more.
  1. Florida Man's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    It's a legendary cloak. Unless I missed something, we've never been able to transmog them, others to legendary or legendary to others.
    You’ve always been able to transmog over an equipped legendary.
  1. scelero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    It's a legendary cloak. Unless I missed something, we've never been able to transmog them, others to legendary or legendary to others.
    I can transmog my MoP cloak all day long. just saying. legendary weapons on the other hand, different story.

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