Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Blainie

wow Burning Crusade Timewalking (9th - 14th December)

1 post in this topic

14657-burning-crusade-timewalking-9th-14

December is fully underway and with it comes the second event of the month, Burning Crusade Timewalking. Make sure you know what's what for the next week of dungeons!


 
For those of you that aren't familiar with the structure of events quite yet, every week Blizzard throws us another special event that comes around once every 2-months or so. This week's event is going to be taking us back into our beloved Outland dungeons with our level and gear scaled down to level 70. The dungeons included in this event are as follows:
  • Arcatraz
  • Black Morass
  • Mana-Tombs
  • Shattered Halls
  • Slave Pens
  • Magister's Terrace (As of 6.2.3)

If you're wondering about future weekly events in December, make sure to check out our December Survival post.
 
Today we're going to be giving you a run-down of the most efficient methods for farming Timewalking, the best way to gear for it, what you can get for it and how it all works. This will change depending on the expansion of Timewalking, so look out in the future for posts relating to Wrath and Cataclysm.
 

What is Timewalking and how does it work? 

 

Timewalking is essentially Blizzard's way of allowing us to re-visit the old content that we all look at with rose-tinted glasses, then force us to farm it so that we never ask for them to implement old servers.
 
Really though, Timewalking is basically just re-doing the old dungeons with the same level of gear you would have had in that expansion. Talents and abilities are the same. Throughout each dungeon, the bosses drop a currency by the name of Timewarped Badges. The bosses also have a chance to drop gear depending on your real level, before the dungeon scaling. At level 100, this gear is item level 660, but can drop as warforged resulting in an item level of 675. The gear will not level with you, instead staying at the level you earnt it.
 

Why would I bother with Timewalking?  

 

Timewalking is arguably the most efficient way to gear a character up in a short space of time when reaching level 100. Admittedly, the gear is not the highest item level, but it works for a fresh level 100. Through the use of drops from bosses and gear bought from the vendor, you can very quickly find yourself with a full set of 660-675 gear. Neat!
 
 
106QdXc.jpg?1

 

The mount from Burning Crusade Timewalking, the Eclipse Dragonhawk.

 
For those of you that are already geared and don't care about the item drops, there are plenty of toys at the vendors to be bought, as well as a mount specific to the expansion of Timewalking. There are also a number of reputation rewards to be earnt. Below is a list of the rewards you can buy from the Burning Crusade event:
 
Vendor: Cupri. (Found in Shattrath City)
 
Mount: ability_hunter_pet_dragonhawk.jpgReins of the Eclipse Dragonhawk.
 
Toys: achievement_reputation_ashtonguedeathswoMark of the Ashtonguetrade_archaeology_highbornesoulmirror.jpEver-Shifting Mirror.
 
Gear Slots: Weapon, waist, legs, back, head, trinket.
 
Faction Reputation Commendations: The Consortium, The Sha'tar, Thrallmar, Honor Hold, Cenarion Expedition, Keepers of Time. 
 
Heirloom Items: inv_icon_heirloomtoken_weapon01.jpgAncient Heirloom Scabbard, inv_icon_heirloomtoken_armor01.jpgAncient Heirloom Armor Casing, inv_icon_heirloomtoken_weapon02.jpgTimeworn Heirloom Scabbardinv_icon_heirloomtoken_armor02.jpgTimeworn Heirloom Armor Casing.

 

How can I farm these badges quickly? 

 

The currency for all of these items, Timewarped Badges, is quite a laborious task to farm. They don't drop in huge quantities, so if you want to get the mount in 1 week, you're going to need to farm quickly and efficiently. We're here to help you know exactly how many of these dungeons you need to farm and how quickly you can be doing them.
 
First, let's outline all the places these badges come from:

  • Weekly quest when the event is on: 500 badges. (Once per event)
  • Call-to-Arms bonus: 50 badges.
  • Completing a dungeon: 10 badges.
  • Normal boss kill: 5 badges.
  • End boss kill: 10 badges.

When attempting to farm these badges, I would recommend finding another 4 people that are aiming for a similar number of badges. Since players below level 100 can queue up, often their lack of abilities can slow the run down quite a bit. Find other players and queue as a group of 5.
 
The next thing to make sure your runs are quick and smooth is gear. I'm sure you think I'm a bit strange suggesting farming gear since everything is scaled down, but some gear is better than others in Timewalking. Take a look at some of our tips:

  • Legendaries are amazingly powerful

​This goes without saying, but I feel I should bring it up anyway. Legendary effects work in Timewalking and they are simply incredible. In certain instances, legendaries such as Shadowmourne can make you quadruple the DPS of other players in your group. 
 
t3q2lvd.jpg?1
 

The legendary weapon, Shadowmourne.

  • Gem slots don't scale down

One of the biggest boosts to your output is going to be gems. Gems in Timewalking are simply incredible. Take the scenario of a Burning Crusade dungeon in which you have on a pair of inv_bracer_plate_raiddeathknight_k_01.jpBracers of Destructive Strength. The bracers will give you a base stat of +6 strength, but there are two red gem slots. We can fill these gem slots with epic gems to allow for a bonus +20 strength. I'm sure you can see how this adds up over all your items.
 
Make sure to farm gear that has a large number of gem slots regardless of the other stats on the item. 
 
If you are looking for a Best-in-Slot gear list, make sure to check out this spreadsheet.

  • Make sure you don't use any %-based trinkets

The best example I can give to support this claim is the Warrior class trinket from Archimonde, ability_fomor_boss_pillar02.jpgWorldbreaker's Resolve. When used at level 100, it grants a 21.96% bonus on its effect at item level 705. If used in Burning Crusade Timewalking, the bonus drops to 1.34%, rendering it useless. 
 
Hopefully some of the tips listed here might be able to help you understand Timewalking a bit better. Put on your rose-tinted glasses and get farming!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan

      Squirky is a new capturable Murloc pet that can be found on the Seabreak Isle (Azsuna). In this mini-guide we're looking at how to capture him.
      There are murlocs and crabs that hit hard and it's easy to aggro groups of mobs. Make sure to approach Squirky on your flying mount and click him as soon as you land so you begin the battle before entering combat. The pet cannot be caged.
      Abilities
      Squirky has the following abilities
      Level 1 - Punch Level 2 - Clobber Level 4 - For Adventure! Level 10 - Fish Slap Level 15 - Stampede Level 20 - Bubble Pet Model

      Location Coords: Seabreak Isle - Azsuna (20,21)

    • By Starym

       
      Tomb of Sargeras is coming within a month (hopefully) and we got the official preview with developer insights and some background lore for the raid and each individual boss. Mythic testing is on the way this weekend so the tentative mid-June release date might actually be possible, although near the end of the month seems more likely. In any case, enjoy the pretty detailed preview:
      Blizzard (source)
      Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, the combined forces of the Class Orders have fought their way through the Broken Shore to reach the Tomb of Sargeras. With weapons of great power and the Pillars of Creation at hand, the defenders of Azeroth must face these last foes before the portal is sealed, cutting off the Burning Legion’s access to Azeroth.
      Minimum Level: 110
      Location: The Broken Shore
      Bosses: 9
      Difficulty: Raid Finder, Normal, Heroic, Mythic
      Aegwynn used this sacred temple of Elune to lock away the defeated Sargeras’ avatar. She hoped it would remain dormant, buried deep within the earth, but the lure of power has continued to draw foul entities to this site. When Gul’dan reentered the tomb, he tore down Aegwynn’s wards and opened a doorway for the Legion to invade. Now the fel army tears at the vault, hoping to reclaim their master’s power.
      Encounters and Bosses
      You can learn a bit about each of the bosses below. Make sure you check out the in-game Adventure Guide (Shift-J) for a full list of tips for Healers, Damage Dealers, and Tanks. 
      Goroth
      As punishment for past failures Goroth’s flesh is marred with searing wounds. With every movement this behemoth makes, his flesh crackles and hisses with unending torment, a scourge he is happy to inflict upon those who oppose him.
      Demonic Inquisition
      Anticipating the arrival of mortal forces invading the Tomb of Sargeras, Kil’jaeden has called on his best captors, Atrigan and Belac, to lock down the interlopers and prevent them from using the Pillars to advance deeper into the dungeon.
      Harjatan
      Harjatan was trained from birth to demolish his enemies. Through a conquest of savage brutality, he gathered throngs of cave dwelling murlocs who see him as a god. Now, the naga brute merely has to bark a command and hordes of devout followers set themselves to task.
      Mistress Sassz’ine
      Mistress Sassz’ine has spent a lifetime binding the denizens of the ocean to her dark will. With this power, she summons nightmares from the briny depths to wash away any who dare challenge her.
      Sisters of the Moon
      The Sisters of the Moon served as wardens for the temple long before the avatar of Sargeras was buried beneath it. Even in death, the sisters maintained their vigil, but over the millennia something twisted their ability to distinguish friend from foe. Their madness slowly consumed them, and now any who enter their sacred chambers are put to death.
      The Desolate Host
      Once, this was a sacred burial site for the night elves, until the Legion corrupted these grounds with the Engine of Souls. This foul machine draws upon the energy of the dead, twisting them into abominations.These tormented spirits have become monstrosities, looking to feed on any who descend into the tomb’s depths.
      Maiden of Vigilance
      Charged by Aegwynn to defend the Tomb of Sargeras, the Maiden of Vigilance has stood watch for hundreds of years. Yet, the guardian did not foresee what effect the avatar’s seeping fel energy would have on this titan construct. Slowly warped by this maleficence, the maiden now seeks to destroy any in her path.
      Fallen Avatar
      When Aegwynn defeated the Avatar of Sargeras, she was unable to destroy his avatar. In an effort to seal it away, the armor was entombed beneath the Temple of Elune, where it remained dormant for hundreds of years. Now, with the Legion tearing down the tomb’s barriers, Kil’jaeden is in a position to reanimate the armor and unleash its power on Azeroth.
      Kil’jaeden
      Since striking the bargain that chased the Draenei into the stars, Kil’jaeden believed the Legion could not be stopped—yet, none of his deceptions have prevented you from reaching this critical moment. Infuriated that Sargeras’ promise of victory has never come to pass, the demon lord prepares to face you himself, for a final battle that will shape Azeroth’s destiny forever.
      We’ll see you in the tomb!
    • By Stan

      Last time we wrote about a new area that was added to Darkmoon Island and now it's open for testing and contains the Blight Boar band that performs their concert in the Cauldron of Rock cave.
      Related Achievements
      Hey, You're a Rockstar! Mosh Pit Perfect Performance Stage Dive Taking this Show on the Road Henry Gust
      Sells the following masks / dance sticks
      Blighthead Bitter Wounds Mask Blighthead Electric Beehive Mask Blighthead Grim Smile Mask Blighthead Mohawk Mask Blighthead Romero Mask Blighthead Slack-Jaw Mask Devlynn Styx Mask Green Dance Stick Purple Dance Stick Producer Jay Maguire will keep you updated when Blight Boar is performing again.
      Once the concert starts, a Death Metal Knight will spawn. There are various debuffs that show how dedicated a fan you are: Casual Fan, Serious Fan, Hardcore Fan, Number One Fan. You can increase (Score Up) your score by protecting the band, or decrease it (Score Down).
      Related spells
      Bassist Drummer Guitarist Vocals Related items
      Cage helms
      Chain-Linked Cage Helm Leather-Lined Cage Helm Lightly-Padded Cage Helm Steel-Reinforced Cage Helm
      Toys
      Blight Boar Microphone changes you into Devlynn Styx Weapon transmog
      Necromedes, the Death Resonator (effect Resonating Death Notes)
      Early Preview
    • By Stan

      A list of all class changes and Tier Set Bonus adjustments of this week's 7.2.5 build.
      Warriors went through lots of changes in the latest build, Fists of Fury now have an 8yd range & more.
      Concordance of Legionfall (Legion Infinite Trait)
      Concordance of the Legionfall Concordance of the Legionfall Concordance of the Legionfall Concordance of the Legionfall Class Changes
      Death Knight
      Chilled Heart // Chilled Heart Crystalline Swords Unholy Frenzy Vampiric Fangs // Vampiric Fangs // Vampiric Fangs Demon Hunter
      Demon Rage Empower Wards Eternal Hunger // Eternal Hunger First Blood Imprison Druid
      Backlash Soul of the Forest Hunter
      Deathstrike Venom Mok'Nathal Tactics Scatter Shot Sniper Shot The Beast Within T.N.T. Wild Protector Monk
      Fists of Fury Keg Smash Purifying Brew Stormstout's Last Gasp Paladin
      Blessing of the Ashbringer Eye of Tyr Judgment of Blood Seraphim's Blessing Priest
      Call to the Void Lash of Insanity Plea Power Word: Shield The Alabaster Lady Rogue
      Assassination Rogue Flat % increase - Assassination Rogue Toxic Blade Shaman
      Crashing Lightning Earth Shield Ethereal Form Spark of Ra-den Smoldering Heart Warlock
      Affiliction Warlock Flat % increase - Affliction Warlock Haunt Warrior
      Fury Warrior Flat % increase - Fury Warrior Deadly Calm Exploit the Weakness Fervor of Battle Focused Rage Frenzy Opportunity Strikes // Opportunity Strikes Ravager Rend Titanic Might Trauma Whirlwind Tier Set Bonus Update
      Death Knight
      Item - Death Knight T20 Frost 2P Bonus Druid
      Item - Druid T20 Restoration 4P Bonus Paladin
      Item - Paladin T20 Protection 2P Bonus Item - Paladin T20 Protection 4P Bonus Shaman
      Item - Shaman T19 Enhancement 4P Bonus Item - Shaman T20 Elemental 2P Bonus
    • By Stan

      This week's 7.2.5 PTR Build added 27 new Legendary items to the game.
      Here's a list of all new Legendary items added in Build 24163. The second round of new items can be found here and for "Hellfire Amulets" don't forget to check out the first round.
      Death Knight
      Cold Heart Death Screamers Soulflayer's Corruption Demon Hunter
      Chaos Theory Oblivion's Embrace Druid
      Behemoth Headdress Fury of Nature Radiant Moonlight Hunter
      Celerity of the Windrunners Parsel's Tongue Unseen Predator's Cloak Mage
      Contained Infernal Core Mantle of the First Kirin Tor Shattered Fragments of Sindragosa Monk
      The Wind Blows Paladin
      Pillars of Inmost Light Scarlet Inquisitor's Expurgation Priest
      Heart of the Void Rogue
      The Curse of Restlessness The Empty Crown The First of the Dead Shaman
      Primal Ascendant's Stormcallers Smoldering Heart Warlock
      The Master Harvester Warrior
      Ararat's Bloodmirror The Great Storm's Eye Valarjar Berserkers