Blainie

Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking (6th - 11th January)

Sign in to follow this  

1 post in this topic

15154-wrath-of-the-lich-king-timewalking

The New Year is fully underway and with it comes the second event of the month, Wrath of the Lich King 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 throw us back into the icy reaches of Northrend to re-experience the dungeons at level 80. The dungeons included in this event are as follows:
  • Ahn'kahet: The Old Kingdom
  • Gundrak
  • Halls of Lightning
  • The Nexus
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
  • Pit of Saron

If you're wondering about future weekly events in January, make sure to check out our January 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.
 

Timewalking Rewards  

 

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!
 
 
5T27oSo.jpg?1

 

The mount from Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking, the Ironbound Wraithcharger.

 
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 Wrath of the Lich King event:
 
Vendor: Auzin. (Found in Dalaran)
 
Mount: ability_mount_steelwarhorse.jpgBridle of the Ironbound Wraithcharger.
 
Toys: inv_gizmo_khoriumpowercore.jpgHourglass of Eternityinv_jewelry_trinket_04.jpgWill of Northrend (cosmetic only version of inv_jewelry_trinket_04.jpgDeathbringer's Will).
 
Gear Slots: Weapon, waist, legs, back, head, trinket.
 
Faction Reputation Commendations: Ebon Blade, Argent Crusade, Sons of Hodir, Wyrmrest Accord, Kirin Tor, Horde Expedition/Alliance Vanguard.
 
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.

 

Farming Badges 

 

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:

  • The Unstable Prism: 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 Wrath of the Lich King 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 +8 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 Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking, the bonus drops to 1.55%, 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  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan

      Blizzard announced changes to the World of Warcraft MVP Program for North America last week. The plan is to move the program to an application-based recruitment system. The first recruitment period in 2018 has started and you can now submit your application, if North America is your gameplay region.
      Note: Existing MVPs should reapply for the process!
      Blizzard (Source)
      Hey all!

      As we announced last week, we are making some changes to the World of Warcraft MVP Program for North America. With this, one of the biggest changes is going to be in how we recruit our MVPs. 

      Going forward, we will be using an application-based recruitment system, which will allow us to ask targeted questions to candidates, as well as close and open recruitment as needed within a given period.

      Today we will be opening our first recruitment period in 2018. You can find a link to the application here.

      Please answer any discussion prompts thoroughly, and, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us here. We look forward to reviewing applications over the next few weeks and we wish all of you applying the best of luck!

      NOTE: The World of Warcraft North American MVP Program is only open to applicants from the North American service region including the United States and Canada. Applicants from Oceania and South America, including Mexico, will need to refer to their specific MVP Programs where applicable. Any applicants from outside the designated regions will be discarded.
    • By joat
      Who We Are
      Tequila Sundown is a growing raid team formed within the <Karma Horde> guild on US-Stormreaver. Lead by a husband/wife team with high-level raiding experience dating back to WotLK, we're a "positively determined" progression team that maintains a light-hearted atmosphere while tackling mythic difficulty content. We're mature adults with jobs and family seeking like-minded players who have a passion for the game but want to avoid the needless angst or drama that often gets associated with progression raiding. We log on to have fun - so come have some fun with us!

      A Team Within a Community
      Our raid team is one of four within the larger guild of <Karma Horde>, which was formed back during WotLK. As such, the guild and Discord are very active and social. There are always people around online and in-game. The community atmosphere is welcoming and friendly to players of all levels. The guild enforces a Code of Conduct that has zero tolerance for hate/offensive speech.

      We care more about the people we play with than their item levels or progression rankings. We want players who are going to log in on non-raid nights and be down for all the other things we're into: pushing mythic+, doing world quests, PVP shenanigans, achievement hunting, hyper-competitive fishing.. there's so much to do and so many ways to enjoy the game. This is our favorite hobby and we'd like to play with you if it is yours, too.

      Progression Goals
      We are 3/11 Mythic, Heroic AOTC Antorus progression.
      We strive for a fun environment that takes the challenges of mythic seriously and giving the content the respect it deserves. Our aim is, as all mythic teams, full clear of content but with always keeping the friendly spirit of camaraderie alive. Performance matters, but so does staying positive and finding the fun in the difficulty of a raid.
      We do not require mythic raid experience to join our team but we do expect mythic-level dedication and accountability from all of our raiders.

      Raid Days/Times
      Our mandatory raids are:
      Tuesdays 8:45pm PT - 11:45pm PT
      Thursdays 8:45pm PT - 11:45pm PT
      Optional:
      Sundays 8:45pm PT - 11:45pm PT
      Sundays are for raiding the previous raid difficulty.

      Recruitment Needs
      No current needs.

      The Nitty Gritty
      If you're intrigued, please check out our wiki on the <Karma Horde> subreddit. This will give you a deeper dive into the raid team.
      https://www.reddit.com/r/FTH/wiki/tequilasundown

      Contact Us
      You can reach us on bnet: joat#1832 & lambkill#1856
      or Discord: joat#1832 & saever#4432
    • By Stan

      Spirit of Eche'ro can be obtained from Archaeology, you gain 50% more Honor in Battlegrounds this week, and there's also a new PvP Brawl. Insterested to learn more about this week in WoW? We've got you covered!
      Archaeology
      You can get Spirit of Eche'ro from Archaeology this week. The mount is earned from completing the Laying to Rest quest. If you don't complete the quest this week, you'll need to wait a long time, before it's up again.
      Mythic Keystone Affixes
      Mythic+ players will deal with the following affixes:
      Bursting Quaking Fortified Weekly Quests
      Below is a list of all relevant weekly quests that should be completed this week:
      Fuel of a Doomed World and Invasion Onslaught (Argus weekly quests) reward 1,000 reputation with both Army of the Light and Argussian Reach. Unlocking Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves is gated behind Exalted reputation standing with both Argus factions. You can find more information here. Win 4 Battlegrounds for A Call to Battle from Archmage Timear to get 5 Marks of Honor, a Badge of Honor (1000 Honor), and a Glory of the Melee Artifact power token. Complete the weekly quest "Something Different" to get Brawler's Footlocker, 3 Marks of Honor and Soldier's Legacy (Artifact Power token). World Bosses (Upcoming World Boss Schedule (Until February 2018)
      Shar'thos
      Warriors can obtain Skull of Shar'thos from this week's world boss.
      Decaying Dragonfang Despoiled Dreamthread Cloak Hauberk of the Snarled Vale Chestplate of Blackened Emeralds Choker of Dreamthorns Raiments of Waking Nightmares Robe of Fever Dreams Mistress Alluradel
      Argus world bosses drop ilvl 930 loot. Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate for bonus rolls.
      Accursed Defiler's Mantle Breastplate of Terminal End Cinch of Detestable Guile Fel Mistress' Brand Fel-Spike Shoulderpads Leggings of Heinous Acts Mesmerizing Soul Hood Nefarious Light-Step Slippers Poison-Barbed Bracers Scourge of Perverse Desire Soul Crushing Stompers Spaulders of Vile Determination Waistguard of Devilish Deeds World Events
      Battlegrounds Bonus Event (February 20 - 27)
      Blizzard (Source)
      Steel yourself for Battleground combat!
      SEVEN DAYS ON THE BATTLEGROUNDS
      All this week, heading to the Battlegrounds will net you some extra Honor along with bonus loot for completing this week’s quest. To enter the fray, open Group Finder (hotkey: "I") and then select the Player vs. Player tab. Next choose Casual, select Random Battlegrounds, and hit the Join Battle button—you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of these 11 battlegrounds:
      Alterac Valley Arathi Basin Battle for Gilneas Deepwind Gorge Eye of the Storm Isle of Conquest Silvershard Mines Strand of the Ancients Temple of Kotmogu Twin Peaks Warsong Gulch WEEKLY QUEST
      Before you get started, Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. You can also pick up the quest from within the Adventure Guide. Win four random Battlegrounds, and you’ll be rewarded with 5 Marks of Honor, a Badge of Honor (1000 Honor), and a Glory of the Melee Artifact Power token (base 500 AP).
      BATTLEGROUND BUFF
      This week you gain 50% more Honor in Battlegrounds (Sign of Battle).
      A NEW EVENT EVERY WEEK
      The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.
      PvP Brawl: Packed House (February 20 - 27)
      We’ve put more PvP in your PvP! In Packed House, there’s nowhere to hide as you face not 2, not 3, not 5, but 15 adversaries in this 15 vs. 15 Arena battle. (Source)
      Hatching of the Hippogryphs (February 23)
      Today is the day that the Frayfeather hippogryphs hatch. Head to the Frayfeather Highlands in Feralas to witness the spectacle firsthand!
      The micro-holiday lasts just one day and while there are no permament rewards, you can obtain a temporary hippogryph and Spectral Feather that extends its duration by 5 days.

    • By Starym

       
      Another impressive effort by a new competitior in the solo field.
      Well well, it seems there's a new competitor on the "insane solo" scene, as MrNinjaBurger aka Lockoclock (who, shockingly, is a Warlock) has delivered a brand new, extremely impressive solo performance. The kill was pretty tight on the timer, with the insanity mechanic putting a pretty strict limit on the DPS required.
       
      Huge congrats and good luck on your next endeavour Lockoclock!
      Source: r/wow.
      Header image by Irvast.