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Comprehensive guide to building up your Garrison

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Hey every one,
got a few requests to share my guide from mmo-champ on these forums as well. Hope people find it informative and helpful. Link to the mmo-champ thread:   http://tinyurl.com/mrbt33r

 

Greetings, fellow champions of Azeroth 
 
In this guide I shall explain the basics of setting up your Garrison. This includes a detailed look at each building, upgrading your garrison, which buildings you should make and why, how the garrison integrates with and affects your leveling, and its impact on the end game. A big read follows so brace yourself.
Do note that i am running a blog on the subject of garrisons, and all the info you see here and much more can be found there:
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
1. Basics
 
2. The Buildings
  2.1 Small Buildings
  2.2 Medium Buildings
  2.3 Large Buildings
  2.4 Bonus Buildings
  2.5 Blueprints
 
3. Build Orders
  3.1 for Leveling
  3.2 for Raiding
  3.3 for Gold Making
  3.4 for Altoholics
 
4. Outposts
 
5. FaQ Section
 
 
 
 
1. Basics
 
What the Hell is a Garrison?!
 
A garrison is your very own piece of land. It's a foothold on Draenor that serves as your main base of operations! It provides you with everything a standard quest hub would provide (except quests) and much much more. It is presented to all characters at level 90, and it's completely unavoidable. So what's the point?
 
Why you NEED the Garrison:
- to level up ofc, a lot of major quest lines are phased and will not be available to those who haven't set up a Garrison
- to gain access to Ashran the new world pvp zone (mage portal is only alternative)
- to start the Legendary quest line at 100
- to collect Apexis Crystals which act as currency for gear and items gained from WoD factions
 
Do note all that I just mentioned can be done from a lvl 1 garrison. If you hate and don't want to deal with Garrisons you can just complete the introduction and forget about it.
 
What BENEFITS does a Garrison provide:
- access to a mine and herb garden that will spawn random Draenor minerals / herbs each day for you to harvest (no profession required to gather them )
- access to a fishing hut and pet menagerie that offer daily quests
- access to a large arsenal of buildings that provide a special bonus to you
- access to profession buildings that provide you with the ability to make selected crafts from a specific profession ( all professions, not only the 2 you got )
- most buildings provide work orders, which can be used to trade materials for other things ( details for each building later )
- followers, or and army of them, that can run missions for you and reward you all kinds of stuff ( even raid gear )
 
The garrison itself has 3 levels, each increasing the size, number of plots for building, and the appearance of the whole base.
 
 
2. The Buildings
 
The core of each base are it's buildings, and your garrison is no different. Players will have a lot of buildings to choose from, as garrisons support only a fixed amount (you can replace a building at any time with another tho). Based on the level of you garrison you will have the following amount of plots available:
 
Garrison lvl 1: 1 small + 1 big
Garrison lvl 2: 2 small + 1 big + 1 medium + bonus buildings
Garrison lvl 3: 3 small + 2 big + 2 medium
 
Do note that the above amounts are totals, not additional plots you get with the upgrade.
 
2.1 Small Buildings
 
All of the Small Buildings (excluding the Salvage Yard and Storehouse) have the following in common:
  -At level 2 they you can assign a follower with the specific profession trait to work at that profession building
  -Each profession building allows production of that profession’s Draenor items
  -Each profession building provides additional stuff to characters with that profession
  -Work orders: 7, 14, 21 (by level respectively). Each work order takes 4 hours to complete
  -All Level 3 blueprints are purchasable once Work More Orders is complete (excluding salvage yard and storehouse)
  -Construction costs: 150g and 50GR (lvl 1); 300g and 100GR (lvl 2), 500g and 300GR (lvl 3)
  -You may have a maximum of 3 Small Buildings at any time. Each garrison level adds 1 more plot.
 
Here are all the Small Buildings:
 
Alchemy Lab
Level 1: Allows production of Draenor alchemy items. Full list
Level 2: Allows production of Draenor stat potions. Full list
Level 3: Allows production of Draenor flasks. Full list
 
If your character has Alchemy:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Alchemy, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for potions / flasks, 5 for greater flasks)
  -at level 3, enables production of greater flasks. Full list
 
Work Order: 5 Frostweed for 1 Alchemical Catalyst and sometimes some Sorcerous Fire or Sorcerous Water At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Adds a daily quest that awards random Draenor potions for free.
 
Enchanter's Study
Level 1: Allows disenchanting. Allows production of Draenor enchanting items. Full list
Level 2: Allows production of Breaths for neck and cloak, Gift enchants for rings . Full list
Level 3: Allows production of Gift enchants for cloaks and necks . Full list
 
If your character has Enchanting:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Enchanting, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for all non weapon enchants, 5 for weapon enchants)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all weapon enchants
 
Work Order: 5 Draenic Dust for 1 Fractured Temporal Crystal  and sometimes some Sorcerous Fire or Sorcerous Air At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Allows purchase of visual enchants (illusions). These act as transmog enchants for weapons (no stats just visual over the stat one)
 
Engineering Works
Level 1:Allows production of Draenor engineering items. Full list
Level 2: Allows production of ranged weapon enchants. Full list
Level 3: Allows production of pets and toys  . Full list
 
If your character has Engineering:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Engineering, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for everything, 5 for weapon upgrade, 15 for another weapon upgrade)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all remaining stuff
 
Work Order: 2 True Iron Ore and 2 Blackrock Ore for 1 Gearspring Parts and sometimes some Sorcerous Fire or Sorcerous Air At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Sells unique items of which you can only have 1 on you (bank access, mailbox, trinkets).
 
Gem Boutique
Level 1:Allows production of Draenor basic jewelry. Full list
Level 2: Allows production of regular gems and the item that rerolls stats on items. Full list
Level 3: Allows production of epic jewelry. Full list
 
If your character has Jewelcrafting:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Jewelcrafting, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for jewelry/regular gems/stat reroll item, 3 for toys, 5 for greater gems, 15 for item upgrade similar to engineering one)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all remaining stuff
 
Work Order: 5 Blackrock Ore for 1 Taladite Crystal  and sometimes some Sorcerous Earth or Sorcerous Air At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Offers a daily quest to craft an item that vendors for a lot of gold.
 
Salvage Yard
Level 1: Allows Salvage to be occasionally recovered from missions.
Level 2: Increases your chance at recovering Salvage from missions. In addition, you may now discover follower items in Salvage.
Level 3: Greatly increases your chance at recovering Salvage from missions. In addition, you may now discover player items in Salvage. You now get this container.
 
Level 1 blueprints: Rewarded from the quest Flame On
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Salvaging Pays Off is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Scribe's Quarters
Level 1:Allows milling. Allows production of Draenor scribe trinkets. Full list
Level 2: Allows production of Darkmoon cards, a staff and an off-hand item.
Level 3: Allows production of more staves.
 
If your character has Inscription:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Inscription, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for weapons / stat reroll item, 5 fro better reroll item/ darkmoon cards)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all remaining stuff
 
Work Order: 2 Cerulean Pigment for 1 War Paints  and sometimes some Sorcerous Earth or Sorcerous Water At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Crafts an item once a day that can be vendored for food or gold.
 
Storehouse
Level 1:Enables access to your personal bank and increases the total number of active work orders for all buildings by 5.
Level 2: Enables access to your guild bank.
Level 3: Enables access to an Ethereal Trader for Void Storage and Transmogrification and increases the total number of active work orders for all buildings by 15.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Got My Mind on my Draenor Money is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Tailoring Emporium
Level 1:Allows production of rare helm, chest, pants.
Level 2: Allows production of epic cloaks and the item that rerolls stats on items. Full list
Level 3: Allows production of epic armor. Full list
 
If your character has Tailoring:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Tailoring, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for epic gear, 5 for pet/mount/bag, 15 for item upgrade similar to engineering one)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all remaining stuff
 
Work Order: 5 Sumptuous Fur for 1 Hexweave Cloth   and sometimes some Sorcerous Air or Sorcerous Water At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Crafts Battle Standards for use in outdoor Draenor zones (dmg per sec standard, and health increase standard)
 
The Forge
Level 1:Allows production of rare helm, chest, pants.
Level 2: Allows production of weapons and the item that rerolls stats on items. Full list
Level 3: Allows production of epic armor. Full list
 
If your character has Blacksmithing:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Blacksmithing, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for epic items/weapons/pet/stat reroll item, 5 for item upgrade similar to engineering one, 15 for another item upgrade)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all remaining stuff
 
Work Order: 5 True Iron Ore for 1 Truesteel Ingot  and sometimes some Sorcerous Earth or Sorcerous Fire At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Can speak with them to get a 4 hour buff (no durability loss from combat, or guardians come to fight for you)
 
The Tannery
Level 1:Allows production of rare helm, chest, pants(both leather and mail). Also drums.
Level 2: Allows production of epic cloaks and the item that rerolls stats on items.
Level 3: Allows production of epic armor. Full list
 
If your character has Leatherworking:
  -The NPC will sell Draenor recipes
  -enables a daily craft which rewards Secrets of Draenor Leatherworking, used as a currency for said Draenor recipes (1 for epic gear/stat reroll item/drums, 5 for profession bags/mount, 15 for item upgrade similar to engineering one)
  -at level 3 allows crafting of all remaining stuff
 
Work Order: 5 Raw Beast Hide for 1 Burnished Leather and sometimes some Sorcerous Earth or Sorcerous Water. At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield. Can craft tents, which grant a well-rested buff for 1 hour (10% stats).
 
 
2.2 Medium Buildings
 
All of the Medium Buildings have the following in common:
  -Work orders: 7, 14, 21 (by level respectively). Each work order takes 4 hours to complete
  -All Level 3 blueprints are purchasable once a specific achievement is complete (different for each building)
  -Construction costs: 150g and 100GR (lvl 1); 300g and 300GR (lvl 2), 500g and 600GR (lvl 3)
  -You may have maximum 2 Medium Buildings at any given time. First plot unlocks at garrison level 2, second at garrison level 3.
 
Here are all the Medium Buildings:
 
Barn
Level 1:Allows you to capture clefthoof, elekk, wolves, and talbuk for leather and fur. Provides you with Iron Trap which can be placed on the ground to capture a wounded (25% hp) animal. Capturing yields 1 Furry Caged Beast (talbuk/wolf) or 1 Leathery Caged Beast (clefthoof/elekk). Each trap has a 30sec cool down.
 
Level 2: Allows you to capture boars and riverbeasts for rare meats used to create the most powerful food. Provides you with Improved Iron Trap, that works the same way as the previous. Capturing yields 1 Meaty Caged Beast (riverbeast/boar). Note that this trap can also capture any beast that the previous one did. Traps don't share a cool down.
 
Level 3: Allows you to capture elite beasts to harvest for savage blood, used in all epic crafted armor and weapons. Provides you with Deadly Iron Trap which is used to capture elites. Capturing yields 1 Caged Mighty Clefthoof (Ironhide Bull) or 1 Caged Mighty Riverbeast (Wetland Trampler) or 1 Caged Mighty Wolf (Direfang Alpha).
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Master Trapper is complete.
 
Work Order: Depending on the beast, it yields the following (do note that the Savage Blood has a chance to drop and is not guaranteed liek the rest of the items):
                  -1 Furry Caged Beast for 15 Sumptuous Fur;
                  -1 Leathery Caged Beast for 15 Raw Beast Hide;
                  -1 Meaty Caged Beast for some Savage Feasts;
                  -1 Caged Mighty Clefthoof for 1 Savage Blood and a lot  Raw Beast Hide;
                  -1 Caged Mighty Riverbeast for 1 Savage Blood and a lot random food ingredients;
                  -1 Caged Mighty Wolf for 1 Savage Blood and a lot Sumptuous Fur.
IMPORTANT: Do note that you may only have a set number of work orders (7, 14, 21). This is the maximum work order count, not per type of beast.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases work order yield.
 
Gladiator's Sanctum
Level 1: Increases your out-of-combat regeneration in outdoor Draenor zones (3% hp/mana per sec) and allows the collection of Broken Bones from defeated enemy players (used for Conqueror's Tribute). Every player you kill will drop 3-6 Broken Bones. It is yet unknown what the Conqueror's Tribute will be used for. Also provides you with a quest Warlord of Draenor which requires 50 Broken Bones and rewards 50GR.
 
Level 2: Enables safe fall and unlimited underwater breathing in outdoor Draenor zones. Also enables the Nemesis quest series for defeating enemy players of specific races. The Nemesis quests require you to kill 500 players of a specific race (there's one quest for each enemy race). Each quest rewards you with a title! All the obtainable titles can be found here. Completing all the Nemesis quests will reward you the achievement Warlord of Draenor, which gives the same title.
 
Level 3: While below 35% life, all damage taken is reduced by 50% in outdoor Draenor zones. Grants access to the Highmaul Coliseum gladiator tournament. The Highmaul Coliseum is a free-for-all PvP event (an arena in which you fight to the last, death disqualifies you). The winner will get the achievement The Last of Us which awards the title Lord / Lady of War. The winner also gets Warlord's Flag of Victory which allows them to impale a dead player with a flag!
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement The Bone Collector (collect 4000 bones) is complete.
 
Work Order: 50 Broken Bones for 1 Primal Combatant Gear (random pvp gear, ilvl scales from 620-675)
 
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Lunarfall Inn / Frostwall Tavern
Level 1: Each day, a visitor offering a dungeon quest will spend the day at your inn. Provides a daily quest for normal dungeons.
 
Level 2: Recruits random followers each week. You can specify traits and abilities you're especially interested in. Allows you to talk to the Headhunter NPC, and recruit a follower. You may choose 1 trait / ability for your follower, and then you will be presented with 3 followers who have it. You may choose 1 of them.
 
Level 3: Unlocks the particularly lucrative treasure hunter missions. These reward gold. All available treasure missions can be found here.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Stay a While and Listen is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Lumber Mill
Level 1: Allows you to mark small trees in Draenor for harvest. You will get a quest that sends you to chop down a specific tree near by. Once completed you will learn to track timber (like with ore/herbs) on the mini map. Small Timber rewards 4-5 Timber when harvested.
 
Level 2: Allows you to mark medium trees for additional Timber. Medium Timber rewards 6-10 Timber when harvested.
 
Level 3: Allows you to mark large trees for even more Timber. Large Timber rewards 11-15 Timber when harvested.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Upgrading the Mill is complete.
 
Work Order: 10 Timber for 20 Garrison Resources. At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: You will have several quests available in you Lumber Mill over time. completing them all will unlock the follower Phylarch the Evergreen. Assigning him to the Lumber mill will increase the amount of Garrison Resources you get from a work order by 50%,(Apexis Crystal quantity is unaffected).
 
 
Trading Post
Level 1: Allows the trade of crafting reagents for garrison resources and vice versa, for a profit! There is a trader in this building that will let you exchange 20GR for 5 of any Draenor crafting material. Here is the full list of items you can trade for.
 
Level 2: Enables access to the auction house. Also grants access to the Shattari Defense or Laughing Skull factions. Enables you to start a very long quest that will unlock an auctioneer when you're done. The factions provide you with item sets for transmog. Those items can be seen here.
 
Level 3: Increases reputation gain in Draenor by 20% (account-wide). once you make this all you alts without the building will benefit as well.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Savage Friends is complete.
 
Work Order: 5 of a random material (changes daily) for 30 Garrison Resources.
 
Follower Bonus: None.
 
 
2.3 Large Buildings
 
All of the Large Buildings have the following in common:
  -Work orders: 7, 14, 21 (by level respectively). Each work order takes 4 hours to complete
  -All Level 3 blueprints are purchasable once a specific achievement is complete (different for each building)
  -Construction costs: 150g and 100GR (lvl 1); 300g and 900GR (lvl 2), 500g and 1200GR (lvl 3)
  -You may have a maximum of 2 Large Buildings at any time. First plot is unlocked at garrison level 1, second at garrison level 3.
 
Here are all the Large Buildings:
 
The Barracks
Level 1: Unlocks Patrol Missions. Patrol Missions have higher than normal follower experience rewards. More missions for your followers. Also unlocks the Call to Arms ability usable only in your starting zone. It summons a bunch of guards to fight for you!
 
Level 2: Allows a follower with the bodyguard trait to accompany you as a guardian in Draenor Zones. Followers with the Bodyguard trait can be assigned to work. Talk to that follower outside of your barracks to have him accompany you as a ''pet''.
 
Level 3: Increases your follower limit by 5 and grants access to racial guards and banners. More followers. You can now have guards and banners of any of your faction races instead of the regular faction one.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Patrolling Draenor is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
 
Follower Bonus: Bodyguards smile.png
 
 
Dwarven Bunker / War Mill
Level 1: Doubles the chance for your quest rewards to get a rare or epic Bonus Upgrade. Allows the collection of armor scraps from the orc clans of Draenor for armor transmogrification use (guard armor set). Each time you complete a quest, the item rewarded has a chance to become better, this building doubles the chance. It also allows orc NPCs in the world to drop Iron Horde Scraps which can be turned in for transmog sets. At lvl 1 you have your factions city guard set available.
 
Level 2: Opens up work orders. Also, new armor transmogrification items unlock (orc clans armor sets). You can see all the new sets here.
 
Level 3: Grants 1 seal of tempered fate at no cost each week. Seal of Tempered Fate is your bonus roll currency for WoD. You may get 3 each week. They are obtained via quests that require you to turn in some of your gold/GR/apexis/honor for a seal. Here are all the quests.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Filling the Ranks is complete.
 
Work Order: 20 Garrison Resources for some Iron Horde Scraps and sometimes follower upgrades (same as the ones from salvage yard). At level 100 all work orders have a chance to yield Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Stables
Level 1: Enables the capture and training of special mounts on Draenor. unlocks quests to capture a mount (by throwing a lasso and following it around for a minute). Also unlocks mount training quests (get on said mount and kill a named strong mob somewhere in Draenor). Once you fully train a mount this way, it becomes a real mount for you character. All mounts and training quests can be seen here. Also you favorite mounts can be seen in the stables.
 
Level 2: You may remain mounted while interacting with objects in outdoor Draenor zones. You can no longer be dazed by mobs while on a mount.
 
Level 3: Increases mount speed in Draenor by 20%.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Master of Mounts is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge
Level 1: Allows the collection of ogre waystones from Ogres on Draenor. These waystones can be used to power an Ogre Waygate of your choice on Draenor. Ogre Waystones drop from all ogre mobs on Draenor. Once you acquire 25 of them, you can complete the quest Ogre Waygates by clicking on the desired gate in the world. This will then make a one way portal from your garrison to that gate. Gates can be sealed for 10 Ogre Waystones.  You may have a maximum of 1 portal at any time. Cords of all gates can be seen here.
 
Level 2: Unlocks access to a second Ogre Waygate.
 
Level 3: Unlocks access to a third Ogre Waygate.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Finding Your Waystones is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
Gnomish Gearworks / Goblin Workshop
Level 1: Unlocks a personal engineer in the gearworks that creates a powerful invention each day. A random invention will be available for pick up each day. Most of them have charges, allow only 1 in bags. When you use it up you can come get it again. Full list of lvl 1 inventions is here.
 
Level 2: Your engineer gains access to five new and amazing devices. More inventions (one of them is a NUKE!). See the full list here.
 
Level 3: Allows the creation of a siege vehicle once per day. A big damn tank! Has abilities of it's own and crushes everything you see. It can also be used in Ashran!
 
Level 3 blueprints: Can be bought once the achievement Terrific Technology is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
 
2.4 Bonus Buildings
 
All of the Bonus Buildings have the following in common:
  -At level 2 they you can assign a follower with the specific profession trait to work at that bonus building (excluding the Pet Menagerie)
  -Work orders: 7, 14, 21 (by level respectively). Each work order takes 4 hours to complete
  -All Level 3 blueprints are purchasable once a specific achievement is complete (different for each building)
  -Construction costs: 50GR (lvl 1); 300g and 50GR (lvl 2), 500g and 100GR (lvl 3)
  -All garrisons may have all 4 bonus buildings. Each is unlocked at a specific level after a quest is complete.
 
Here are all the Bonus Buildings:
 
Lunarfall Excavation / Frostwall Mines
Level 1: Allows players to mine Draenic Stone from mineral nodes in Draenor. Opens up the mine. Draenic Stone is a new item that you can mine from Draenor mineral nodes. The mine itself will spawn a few random Draenor mineral nodes (both normal and rich) each day. These can be gathered without the Mining profession (tho if you are a miner, gathering them will increase your skill).
 
Level 2: Allows followers with the Mining trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also opens a new mine shaft. the mine is now almost twice bigger, which means more ore for you!
 
Level 3: A final mineshaft allows access to rich mining nodes. In addition, garrison guards will patrol your mine, keeping it clear of hostile goren. Final part is open, making the mine huge.
 
Level 1 blueprints: Rewarded from the quest Things are Not Goren Our Way, at level 92.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Draenic Stone Collector is complete.
 
Work Order: 5 Draenic Stone for 5 Blackrock Ore / True Iron Ore (or both if lucky). At level 100 all work orders can yield some Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases the work order yield. Allows to loot Mine Carts from your mine. The carts contain some ore and have a good chance o containing Primal Spirit a new trade item that can be exchanged for almost everything the work orders of other buildings give. 
 
Herb Garden
Level 1: Allows players to gather Draenic Seeds from herbs in Draenor. Opens up the garden. Draenic Seed is a new item that you can gather from Draenor herbs. The garden itself will spawn a few random Draenor herbs each day. These can be gathered without the Herbalism profession (tho if you are a herbalist, gathering them will increase your skill). All nodes have a chance of containing Primal Spirit a new trade item that can be exchanged for almost everything the work orders of other buildings give.
 
Level 2: Allows followers with the Herbalism trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also increases the amount of herbs that can be harvested at the garden. More plants smile.png
 
Level 3: Grow a unique Draenor fruit tree in your garden that grants food buffs. Also increases the amount of herbs that can be harvested at the garden.  More herbs, and a tree that will drop a lot of fruit on the ground each day that once eaten gives random well fed buff.
 
Level 1 blueprints: Rewarded from the quest Clearing the Garden, at level 96.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Draenic Seed Collector is complete.
 
Work Order: 5 Draenic Seed for 5 random Draenor herbs. At level 100 all work orders can yield some Apexis Crystal.
 
Follower Bonus: Increases the work order yield. Allows you to decide which plant to grow. The garden generates random herbs each day, but you can choose to generate only 1 specific herb every time.
 
Fishing Shack
Level 1: Allows small Draenor fish to be caught in garrison waters and provides access to daily Fishing quests.
 
Level 2: Allows medium Draenor fish to be caught in garrison waters.
 
Level 3: Allows enormous Draenor fish to be caught in garrison waters. Also grants you a chance to catch a unique fish that can be used to lure mysterious creatures onto the shore. Lunkers are special fish that can be turned in for nice rewards. All lunkers and their respective rewards, along with where to fish them can be found here. The Cavedweller is a elite mob taht you can spawn once you fish up a rare fish that starts it's quest. He drops a lot of interesting stuff.
 
Level 1 blueprints: Rewarded from the quest chain that starts with Looking for Help, at level 94.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Draenor Angler is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
 
Follower Bonus: Nat Pagle can be recruited once you reach lvl 3. You will fish up a special quest starting fish to recruit him. If assigned to the building, he will allow you to catch Lunkers without a bait.
 
Pet Menagerie
Level 1: Attracts elite pets you can battle for rewards. Also lets 5 of your battle pets hang out in your garrison. The said elites need to be defeated to complete the daily quest which awards 8 Pet Charm. This serves as the currency for pet related items. Full list.
 
Level 2: Increases your trap chance and reduces the cooldown of Revive Battle Pets while in Draenor. Up to 10 of your pets can now hang out in your garrison.
 
Level 3: Unlocks a new pet battle daily with unique pet rewards. The new quest Mastering the Menagerie requires you to defeat all Draenor pet trainers. It rewards a Big Bag of Pet Supplies in which, among other things, can award new pets! All those pets can be seen here.
 
Level 1 blueprints: Rewarded from the quest Pets Versus Pets, at level 98.
 
Level 3 blueprints: Purchasable once the achievement Draenic Pet Battler is complete.
 
Work Order: None.
Follower Bonus: None.
 
2.5 Blueprints
Blueprints are needed for you to construct and upgrade buildings. These are purchased from a blueprint vendor in your garrison. Some require a condition to be met before you can buy them.
 
Level 1 Blueprints All of these are learned once your Garrison reaches lvl 2 (note that the salvage yard and bonus buildings are unlocked at specific level). 
 
Level 2 Blueprints All of these become purchasable you met a specific condition. Special mention are the bonus buildings for your alts. If you got a lvl 100 all your alts will be able to purchase lvl 2 blueprints for bonus buildings the moment they create those buildings. All level 2 blueprints have a cost:
-small buildings cost 750g and require lvl 96 or Talador zone completed
-medium and bonus buildings cost 1000g and require lvl 98 or Spires of Arak zone completed
-large buildings cost 1500g and require lvl 100 or Nagrand zone completed
 
Level 3 Blueprints These become available on level 100. Each requires a specific achievement to be completed in order to purchase them. Do note that once you complete the achievement all your alts will only need to get to lvl 100 and not complete it again. All lvl 3 blueprints cost 1000g.
 
Another interesting thing are books, acquired at the end of each zone story line, that can be traded for some lvl 2 blueprints at Ashran.
 
Outpost Binding Assembly Notes, used to buy lvl 2 blueprints for small and medium buildings. Rewarded from the following quests:
  -Strike While the Iron is Hot. Last quest in Gorgrond story line, at lvl 92.
  -No Time to Waste. This quest will build your outpost in Spires of Arak, at lvl 96.
  -The Ebon Hunter. The last quest of a bonus quest chain in Spires of Arak, at lvl 96.
 
Comprehensive Outpost Construction Guide, used to buy lvl 2 blueprints for large buildings. Rewarded from the following quests:
  -Due Cause to Celebrate. Last quest in the Talador quest line to construct an Arcane Sanctum in your outpost, at lvl 94.
  -The Only Way to Travel. Last quest in the Talador quest line to construct an Arsenal in your outpost, at lvl 94.
  -A Choice to Make. The quest where you choose which building to build in your Nagrand outpost, at lvl 98.
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3. Build Orders

 

Build Orders present a strategy how to construct the Garrison. Depending on the Garrison's level and it's intended purpose, there are specific buildings that have proven to be the best for specific types of players. There are so many buildings to choose from, and yet you may have but a few built.

 

3.1 Build Order for Leveling

This guide will suggest the best possible buildings for your Garrison during the Leveling phase.. It will include the first 2 levels of your Garrison. As you level up, some quest will award you with an item that can be exchanged for level 2 blueprints in Ashran, these items are Outpost Building Assembly Notes (small and medium buildings) and Comprehensive Outpost Construction Guide (large buildings). These are awarded at the end of one major quest line in each zone (excluding starting zones).

 

Garrison Level 1

Small: Build an Enchanter's Study. It will allow you to Disenchant all gear that you get from questing.

Large: Build the Barracks. It will enable additional missions for your followers, providing you with more gold /GR and them with additional exp so they can keep up with you. You will build this building via the fist quests you get when you make a garrison, and you won't really have anything else to choose from at this point.

 

Garrison Level 2

Small: Your 2nd small building should be the Salvage Yard, that can be acquired at level 96. It will allow you to collect Salvage from missions. Do not open these till you upgrade the Salvage Yard to level 2 (that is when they can drop useful loot)! If you are a slow leveler and getting to 96 would take you more then a day, build a profession building till then (make sure to have the said profession).

Medium: Make a Lumber Mill. It allows you to collect Timber from trees that you come across as you level up. Timber can be converted to GR via work orders at the Lumber Mill.

 

3.2 Build Order for Raiding

This guide will suggest the best possible buildings for your Garrison, specifically intended toward a Raider. This guide is for a level 3 garrison, attained once level 100 is reached. For any lower level garrison, please refer to the Build Order for Leveling guide above.

 

Small:

Salvage Yard. Allows you to gear up you followers so they can run dungeon and raid missions which can award you with gear. Raid missions specifically award you with items that are from a raid difficulty higher then the one you are running (one difficulty above current, if you're raiding Mythic you will also get 1000 gold).

2 Profession Buildings. Choose the ones that match your professions.

 

Medium:

Trading Post. Allows you to trade GR for any materials, so you can make consumables. It also allows you to trade random materials each day for GR via work orders.

Lumber Mill. Keeps you well supplied with GR. Do note that Barn is better if you have already unlocked the lvl 3 blueprints.

 

Large:

The Barracks. Increases follower limit to 25, allowing more missions at once.

Bunker. Can help gear up followers via work orders. Provides you with a free Seal of Tempered Fate each week (bonus roll).

 

3.3 Build Order for Gold Making

This guide will suggest the best possible buildings for your Garrison, specifically intended toward gold making. This guide is for a level 3 garrison, attained once level 100 is reached. For any lower level garrison, please refer to the Build Order for Leveling guide above. This guide will focus on your MAIN character. If you have ALTS that you plan on using for gold making, use this guide for your MAIN and the Altoholic guide below for ALTS.

 

Small:

Salvage Yard. Allows you to gear up you followers so they can run dungeon and raid missions which can award you with gear. Most missions reward gold or GR. The harder the mission, the better the reward.

2 Profession Buildings. Choose the ones that match your professions.

 

Medium:

Trading Post. Allows you to trade GR for any materials, these can then be sold. Also gives you a Auction House in your garrison.

Lumber Mill. Allows you to gather Timber. Turn Timber into GR via work orders. Turn GR into materials at the Trading Post.

 

Large:

The Barracks. Increases follower limit to 25, allowing more missions at once.

Mage Tower / Stables. Both can reduce travel time around Draenor, allowing you to get to your farming spots quicker. Choose based on personal preference.

 

3.4 Build Order for Altoholics

This guide will suggest the best possible buildings for your Garrison, specifically intended toward those whom have and love their alts (altoholics). This guide is for a level 3 garrison, attained once level 100 is reached. For any lower level garrison, please refer to the Leveling guide. This guide will focus on your ALTS. If you have a MAIN, use either the Gold Making or Raider guide for your MAIN. Alts will be split into 2 types: alts used for gold making; Raider alts. If you have alts that you wanna raid with use the Raider guide for them.

 

ALTS USED FOR GOLD MAKING

 

Small:

Salvage Yard. Allows you to gear up you followers so they can run dungeon and raid missions which can award you with gear. Most missions reward gold or GR. The harder the mission, the better the reward.

2 Profession Buildings. Choose the ones that match your professions. Make sure your alts have different professions and abuse this.

 

Medium:

Trading Post. Allows you to trade GR for any materials, these can then be sold. Also gives you a Auction House in your garrison.

Lumber Mill / Barn. Build different one on each alt. Both require around the same time investment. Lumber Mill lets you gather Timber to trade for GR via work order, and then trade that GR for any material at the Trading Post. Barn allows collection of Savage Blood used to craft all epics, some of which you can sell. It might be a good idea to start with a Barn at 100 on a few alts to quickly unlock the lvl 3 blueprints.

 

Large:

The Barracks. Increases follower limit to 25, allowing more missions at once.

Mage Tower / Stables. Both can reduce travel time around Draenor, allowing you to get to your farming spots quicker. Choose based on personal preference.

 

Abuse your Bonus buildings on as many alts as possible. This will supply you with HUGE amounts of ore and herbs for free.

 

 

4. Outposts

 

Outposts are small bases across Draenor. You may have one in each zone, excluding the starting zones (Frostfire Ridge and Shadowmoon Valley).

 

Once you arrive to a zone for the first time (at the appropriate level) you will be able to build an outpost. Each outpost will offer you a choice of  2 buildings and you may only have one. You can tho switch the buildings at any time. Doing so cost 10000 gold. The outpost will be available to you either the moment you reach a new zone, or after a short introduction quest line.

 

Here you can view all the Outpost buildings split by zones:

 

Gorgrond Outpost

The outpost in Gorgrond is unlockable at level 92. You will be able to start the quest The Secrets of Gorgrond in your garrison. This will then lead you into a small quest chain once you arrive. The last quest will take you to your outpost area (Highpass for Alliance, Beastwatch for Horde). There you will be able to build one of the following buildings:

 

Sparring Arena

Passive: You can click on boulders and big rock obstacles to summon one of your gladiators to brake it. Additional gladiators are unlocked as you quest through the zone. You will usually find treasure chests under said rocks.

Active: You get the spell Champion's Honor. It will summon a random gladiator to fight with you for 1 minute. He will count the kills you make while active (via a buff on you). Once he expires he will give you a random buff for 5 minutes. Here are all the possible buffs. 10min CD.

 

You will also unlock a quest chain that will in the end reward you with this follower.

 

Lumber Yard

Passive: You can click on vines to summon a shredder to cut them. These appear around treasures just like rocks mentioned above.

Active: You can summon a awesome Shredder. He lasts 1min or until killed. Has a spamable attack that hits everyone in a line, a flame jet to blast a frontal cone, and the ability to fly for a short time! This guy does a lot of dmg. 10min CD.

 

You will also unlock a quest chain that will in the end reward you with this follower.

 

Talador Outpost

The outpost in Talador is unlockable at level 94. You will be able to start the quest It's a Matter of Strategy in your garrison. This will take you to your outpost area (Fort Wrynn for Alliance, Vol'jin's Pride for Horde). There you will be able to build one of the following buildings:

 

Arcane Sanctum

Passive: You get a follower right away.

Active: You get the spell Guardian Orb. It summons an arcane orb that zaps enemies every 2 sec for 30sec doing solid dmg. 5min CD

 

Arsenal

Passive: You unlock a small quest line that will in the end award you with this follower.

Active: You can call down Bombardment! This will mark the target area, and after a short delay an artillery strike will land 3 times! Each hit does dmg and stuns. Max 3 charges of this spell. 3,33min recharge.

 

Spires of Arak Outpost

The outpost in Spires of Arak is unlockable at level 96. You will be able to start the quest News from Spires of Arak in your garrison. This will then lead you into a quest chain once you arrive. The last quest will take you to your outpost area (Southport for Alliance, Axefall for Horde). There you will be able to build one of the following buildings:

 

Smuggler's Tavern

Active: Gain the ability Smuggling Run! It will summon a vendor who will sell a number of useful things. Here is a list of all his goods. 10min CD.

 

Brewery

Active: You get the spell Home Away from Home. It will teleport you to your brewery once every 5mins. Also the big part is that passively it gives you +20% exp in Spires of Arak.

 

Nagrand Outpost

The outpost in Nagrand is unlockable at level 98. You will be able to start the quest The Might of the Warsong in your garrison. This will then lead you into a quest chain once you arrive. The last quest will take you to your outpost area (Telaari Station for Alliance, Wor'var for Horde). There you will be able to build one of the following buildings:

 

Tankworks

Active: You can summon your very own siege vehicle! Does a lot of dmg, lasts till it's killed. 10min CD. You can see it's abilities here.

 

Corral

Active: You can use a special mount. Acts like a normal mount, has no CD, and can be mounted in combat.

 

 

 

5. FaQ Section

 

Q: Are followers account bound?

A: Nop, you have to reacquire them on all characters.

 

Q: Do I need to redo all the achievements for lvl 3 buildings?

A: Nop, once done the said blueprint will be available for purchase to all characters.

 

Q: What's the fastest way to get all those achievements?

A: Alts are fastest. Build different buildings on alts, do achievements related to those buildings. 

    If you don't have / do alts, fastest way is one by one on main. Tho this way is long and expensive in terms of garrison resources.

 

Q: Why are barracks the best?

A: During leveling they will provide additional missions to level up you followers. In the end it will provide you with 5 additional follower slots allowing more missions to be run at once (when you get raid missions this will be good)

 

Q: Lumber Mill vs Barn?

A: LM provides you with GR, and is crucial for those who plan to do garrisons without alts (otherwise you'd run out of GR quickly);

    Barn is better for end game and it should be there for raiders. Trading Post beats LM, so never consider Barn + LM combo.

 

Q: How does an altoholic get most out of their garrison?

A: Level a bunch of alts to 92, then you will unlock mine and lvl 2 garrison. Build barracks, LM, 2 profession buildings. Make sure to fill all the LM work orders on all alts. Afterwords rush you main to 100. In main's garrison make trading post + barn, barracks + stables, salvage yard + 2 prof buildings. Next step is getting alts to 96 to unlock herb garden and salvage yard. Keep filling all possible work orders and spam missions. Final part is getting alts to 100. When you do an alts garrison needs to help you with the following getting all lvl 3 blueprints.

In the end refer to the above mentioned end game build order for altoholics. smile.png

 

Q: Salvage yard vs Bunker?

A: Salvage Yard is better simply cuz there are far more useful large buildings. It's also cheaper since you need to use GR for bunker work orders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Please note that all of the end game set up are NOT FINAL. It all depends of Blizzard, and I will keep up with the updates as they come to the beta.

Once we get confirmed 6.0.2 patch notes i will adjust accordingly. Remember ALL IS SUBJECTIVE TO CHANGE due to the fact that it's beta.

 

EDIT 2: Profession Buildings have been added! And build orders too!

 

EDIT 3: Outposts have been added! Also the FaQ section has started!

 

EDIT 4: Table of Content added

 

EDIT 5: The OP has been upgraded to look better, and provide much more info.

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Tyvm for the above. For someone who hasn't really seen much of garrisons it helps a hell of a lot!

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Well thanks a lot for the effort in typing all this, i really liked it!

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Originally saw this over on MMO-Champ and it answered many of my questions so THANK YOU!

 

One think you could consider adding are prices. I was looking for the cost of upgrading the garrison levels, and found this snippet over in a forum. If its true, you could add it:

 

 

(tier 3 guild hall will be 2,000 resources and 5,000 gold (level 2 is with a quest right?)

 

To build a level 3 garrison with a full set of level 2 buildings, it's going to cost 16k gold between blueprint and construction costs. To upgrade all those level 2 buildings to level 3, it's going to cost you about another 22k between blueprints and construction.

Keep in mind that's only if you never change your mind and replace a building, use all 4 of the quest reward tokens you can exchange for blueprints and don't buy blueprints for any buildings you aren't constructing. If you do any of those things, the cost increases even more.)

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