Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Blainie

wow Cataclysm Timewalking Weekend!

2 posts in this topic

RtNbWR3.jpg

Looking for something to do over the next few days, but you're not sure what? Why not take part in the final appearance of Cataclysm Timewalking before Legion?

We are now entering the run-up to the new expansion and with that comes the final appearances of each weekly bonus event. While the events will still be there in Legion, they won't be playable until at least 4 weeks after launch, so make the most of it now!

Below you can find our guide to the Cataclysm event, which has information on item rewards and general tips. Enjoy! If you're looking for information about other events this month, check out our monthly survival guide

This week's event is going to be taking us back into the shattered realm of Cataclysm dungeons with our level and gear scaled down to level 85. The dungeons included in this event are as follows:

  • Grim Batol
  • The Stonecore
  • Lost City of Tol'vir
  • The Vortex Pinnacle
  • Throne of the Tides
  • End Time

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.

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. It's also important to remember the weekly event quest, A Shattered Path Through Time, which grants a inv_treasurechest_felfirecitadel.jpgIron Fleet Treasure Chest, 1 bonus roll seal and 500 Valor.
 
rmgh15r.jpg

The mount dropped from any Timewalking dungeon, the Infinite Timereaver.

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 and normally an event specific mount, but Cataclysm Timewalking does not have one yet. There are also a number of reputation rewards to be earnt. Below is a list of the rewards you can buy from the Cataclysm event: 

Vendor: Kiatke. (Found in Stormwind and Orgrimmar)

Mount: There is no event specific mount for Cataclysm Timewalking.

Toys: inv_misc_enchantedpearlf.jpgGurboggle's Gleaming Bauble, inv_helmet_170.jpgTosselwrench's Mega-Accurate Simulation Viewfinder.

Gear Slots: Weapon, waist, legs, back, head, trinket.

Faction Reputation Commendations: Therazane, Earthen Ring, Ramkahen, Guardians of Hyjal, Wildhammer Clan, Dragonmaw Clan. 

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. 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:

  • Item drop from the first dungeon you complete: 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 the legendary cloaks can make you destroy the DPS of other players in your group. 
 
BtQuphe.png?1

The melee legendary cloak from Mists of Pandaria.

  • 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 Cataclysm dungeon in which you have on inv_bracer_plate_raiddeathknight_k_01.jpBracers of Destructive Strength. The bracers will give you a base stat of +9 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 Cataclysm Timewalking, the bonus drops to 1.82%, rendering it useless. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

O_O I didn't realize my cloak worked for the time walkings, i'm going to go demolish some dps charts. I mean I already do, but im really going to mess em up now :D

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
      World Quests have had their rewards updated, demons are invading various parts of the Broken Shore and reputations with Legion factions beyond Exalted yield additional rewards.
      World Quests
      Had their rewards bumped up to item level 860+.

      Demon Assaults
      On PTRs, zones are periodically under attack and they switch every 3 hours, but it may be only to speed up testing. Once you zone in, you'll auto-accept the following quests if the zone you enter is under attack, for example Assault on Val'sharah. You have to complete 6 invasions in that area. Assaults are basically the same as World Quests. When a zone is invaded, no World Quests are available.
      An invasion is indicated by a big logo on the world map.

      Invasion quests also have different icons than regular World Quests.

      Demons are all over the place. You will be closing portals, killing various enemies including commanders.

      Flight Master Mount Change
      The flying mount used for transport across the Broken Shore has changed.


      Reputation Paragon
      If you've reached Exalted with Legion factions, every 20,000 additional reputation you'll get will award additional caches. We don't know if the caches have an increased chance to give you a Legendary or notable item upgrades, but let's hope the rewards are better, because you don't collect 20,000 reputation in the blink of an eye and getting an item level 835 that ends as a Chaos Crystal is all but rewarding. It's also worth noting that saving all reputation items for 7.2 isn't a bad idea as they will come in handy. Obtaining 10 caches rewards the Paragon of the Broken Isles achievement.
      Dreamweaver Cache Farondis Chest Highmountain Supplies Nightfallen Cache Valarjar Strongbox Warden's Supply Kit
      Image is a courtesy of redditor cardiganz.
    • By Stan
      The first micro-holiday, Call of the Scarab, brings with it a gold-making opportunity. Selling meat can be profitable.
      Warlord Gorchuk and Master Sergeant Fizzlebolt are Meat vendors and you can find them near the Scarab Gong in Silithus for the duration of the event. They allow the turn-in of 20 pieces of various meat for 20 Alliance Qiraji Commendations // 20 Horde Qiraji Commendations per turn-in for your faction.
      The following meat can be farmed and resold on the Auction House.
      Chilled Meat Crocolisk Tail Crunchy Spider Leg Lean Shank Raw Clefthoof Meat Raw Tiger Steak Sandworm Meat
    • By Stan
      Pet Battle Dungeons are here. So far, only Wailing Caverns are available for testing. It's a scenario with 7 stages and increasing difficulty, where you fight your way up to get an Ultimate Battle-Training Stone and eventually, Damp Pet Supplies.
      Pet Battle Dungeons
      If you have at least one level 25 pet, go to Dalaran and talk to Serr'ah. She will offer a quest called A Call from the Caverns.  Teleport to Orgrimmar and go to Crossroads. There you'll have to find Muyani. She offers another quest Wailing Critters, which rewards Ultimate Battle-Training Stone. Talk to her again and you will enter a scenario (Scenario: Wailing Critters) with 7 stages. Wailing Caverns is the only pet battle dungeon that's currently available and it functions like a scenario. You will be fighting pets and the difficulty increases as you progress through stages. You are able to Revive Battle Pets inside dungeons. When you complete the quest and turn it in, you will be offered another weekly quest, but this time, you won't be able to revive or heal your pets - Pet Battle Challenge: Wailing Caverns. When complete, you'll get Damp Pet Supplies. The bag contains some of the recently added pets. New Pets
      A list of new pets that have been added in 7.2 can be found here. Pet Battle Dungeons Screenshots









    • By Stan
      Patch 7.2 adds a new dungeon called Cathedral of Eternal Night. Drops from existing dungeons had an item level bump, Karazhan has been split into two and Vantus Runes are coming for Mythic+ dungeons.
      Dungeon Changes
      Health of enemies inside dungeons has been increased. To compensate, the item level of items that drop inside dungeons has been increased. Normal difficulty - item level 825+ Heroic difficulty - item level 845+ Mythic difficulty - item level 865+ The changes are really good as dungeons will stay relevant throughout the expansion. In previous expansions, dungeons were only used for initial gearing and for the daily dungeon bonus. Karazhan has been split into Lower / Upper Karazhan and can be now accessed via Dungeon Finder. Mythic+ Dungeons
      Are receiving Vantus Runes in 7.2. You can use one per dungeon / week.
      Vantus Rune: Black Rook Hold Vantus Rune: Cathedral of Eternal Night Vantus Rune: Court of Stars Vantus Rune: Darkheart Thicket Vantus Rune: Eye of Azshara Vantus Rune: Halls of Valor Vantus Rune: Maw of Souls Vantus Rune: Neltharion's Lair Vantus Rune: Return to Karazhan (Lower) Vantus Rune: Return to Karazhan (Upper) Vantus Rune: Vault of the Wardens Vantus Rune: Violet Hold Vantus Rune: The Arcway Tomb of Sargeras Vantus Runes
      Vantus Rune: Demonic Inquisition Vantus Rune: Fallen Avatar Vantus Rune: Fel Titan Vantus Rune: Goroth Vantus Rune: Harjatan the Bludger Vantus Rune: Kil'jaeden Vantus Rune: Mistress Sassz'ine Vantus Rune: Sisters of the Moon Vantus Rune: The Desolate Host Vantus Rune: Tomb of Sargeras What do you think about Vantus Runes being added to Mythic+ dungeons?
    • By Stan
      We'll be able to craft Legendaries in Patch 7.2. The build mostly contains items for PvP Seasons 3 & 4, a new Fishing currency, new challenge cards for Brawer's Guild, books, toys, PvP mounts and more.
      This is an early preview of new items that were added in Build 23436.
      Craftable Legendaries
      Patch 7.2 adds four new Legendary items that can be crafted. Affixes will be added in a future build.
      Celumbra, the Night's Dichotomy > Celumbra, the Night's Dichotomy Rethu's Incessant Courage > Rethu's Incessant Courage The Sentinel's Eternal Refuge > The Sentinel's Eternal Refuge Vigilance Perch > Vigilance Perch Not much information about the upgrades yet, but Felessence Legion-Flask is required for all four Legendaries and you will be upgrading an item to get it (Felessence Upgrade).
      Empty Felessence Vessel > Felessence Upgrade  > Felessence Vessel > Felessence Upgrade > Felessence Phial > Felessence Upgrade > Felessence Phylactery Leatherworking had this added - Ancient Gravenscale Armor. The item we'll be upgrading to Legendary quality to craft a Legendary may be tied to it.  PvP Season 3 & 4 Items
      Many items for Legion's PvP Season 3 & 4 have been added.
      Cruel Gladiator's Accolade of Victory Ferocious Gladiator's Totemic Cloak Legendary Relic?
      May just be something tested. Take it with a grain of salt.
      Super Cleansed Grovewalker Core Mega Cleansed Grovewalker Core New Fishing Currency
      Stormheim Fishing Currency Suramar Fishing Currency Brawler's Guild Challenge Cards
      Challenge Card: A. Milton Challenge Card: Klunk New PvP Mounts
      Vicious War Lion Vicious War Scorpion & more. Artifact Research Notes
      Artifact Research Notes New Toys
      Champion's Salute Many Books
      The New Horde The Lich King Triumphant Arsenals
      Allow the collection of all weapon appearances from a Season.
      Arsenal: Deadly Gladiator's Weapons Arsenal: Relentless Gladiator's Weapons