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Garrison: Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Jun 23, 2015 at 16:06 by Damien 11 comments

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The Mage Tower (Alliance) / Spirit Lodge (Horde) is a Large Garrison building that enables you to easily teleport to Draenor Zones from you Garrison.

Players that visit your Garrison are also able to use your Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge portals.

1. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 150x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows the collection of Ogre Waystone Icon Ogre Waystones on Draenor. These waystones can be used to power an Ogre Waygate of your choice on Draenor. Also occasionaly triggers Runes of Power during combat.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 900x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Unlocks access to a second Ogre Waygate for a total of 2.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 1200x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Unlocks access to a third Ogre Waygate for a total of 3.

The Runes of Power that can appear during combat grant a 100% critical strike chance when you stand in them. They last for about 10 seconds.

2. Unlocking the Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Level 1, 2, and 3.

2.1. Unlocking the Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Level 1

The Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Level 1 is available as soon as you build you build your Town Hall, Level 2.

2.2. Unlocking the Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: Mage Tower, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Mage Tower, Level 2 / Garrison Blueprint: Spirit Lodge, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Spirit Lodge, Level 2 is sold by the blueprint vendor at your Garrison once you reach level 100 or once you complete your Nagrand Outpost. You can buy it with 1,500 Gold. You can also buy it from the blueprint vendor in Ashran without restrictions with a Comprehensive Outpost Construction Guide Icon Comprehensive Outpost Construction Guide, which can only be obtained twice, once when questing in Talador and once when questing in Nagrand. so the purpose of this Below, you will find the Alliance and Horde vendors.

2.3. Unlocking the Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: Mage Tower, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Mage Tower, Level 3 / Garrison Blueprint: Spirit Lodge, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Spirit Lodge, Level 3 is a reward from completing the Finding Your Waystones Icon Finding Your Waystones achievement, which requires you to loot 500 Ogre Waystone Icon Ogre Waystones. This achievement is account-wide.

Once you complete the achievement, the blueprint is not directly handed over to you. You still need to buy it from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde) for 1,000 Gold.

3. Ogre Waygates

When you first visit your Mage Tower or Spirit Lodge, you will be given Ogre Waygates, which requires you to collect 25x Ogre Waystone Icon Ogre Waystones to activate an Ogre Waygate. Ogre Waystones drop from Ogre mobs in Draenor. There is one Ogre Waygate per Draenor Zone and you can open only one portal when your Mage Tower or Spirit Lodge is at Level 1. At Level 2, you can open 2 portals. At Level 3, you can open 3 portals.

Activating a Waygate is done by simply clicking the orb you will find at the location of the Waygate. You can travel through a portal from your Garrison to the Waygate and from the Waygate to your Garrison (in which case, you will teleport to your Town Hall, not your Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge).

Portals remain active until you decide to deactivate them, by traveling to the portal's location and spending 10x Ogre Waystone Icon Ogre Waystones. If all your portals are active, then you need to first deactivate one before being able to open a portal to a new location.

Below, you will find the locations and screenshots of all of the Ogre Waygates in Draenor.

Shadowmoon Valley (50.5 / 35.7) Frostfire Ridge (59.5 / 47.5)
Ogre Waygate in Shadowmoon Valley Ogre Waygate in Frostfire Ridge
Gorgrond (58.0 / 34.4) Talador (55.1 / 46.1)
Ogre Waygate in Gorgrond Ogre Waygate in Talador
Spires of Arak (54.6 / 51.7) Nagrand (32.1 / 46.2)
Ogre Waygate in Spires of Arak Ogre Waygate in Nagrand
Tanaan Jungle (53.5 / 58.3)
Ogre Waygate in Tanaan Jungle

Note that you need a Level 3 building to activate the waygate in Tanaan Jungle.

4. Work Orders

As of Patch 6.1, you can submit Work Orders at your Mage Tower / Spirit Lodge to convert Ogre Waystone Icon Ogre Waystones into Apexis Crystals Icon Apexis Crystals. These Work Orders also have a chance to give you a Mission Completion Orders Icon Mission Completion Orders, which you can use to instantly complete an in-progress follower mission.

5. ChangeLog

  • 23 Jun. 2015: Added the Ogre Waygate from Tanaan Jungle.
  • 24 Feb. 2015: Patch 6.1 update: added new Work Orders.
  • 02 Dec. 2014: Fixed coordinates for Nagrand and rewrote explanations for deactivating a portal.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Clarified requirements for Level 2.
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