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Everything We Know About the Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event

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Find out more about the Dragonflight pre-expansion event in our latest post!

UPDATE: The pre-expansion patch is going live on October 25, 2022. The event is coming later on November 15. More details are available in our separate post.

Four locations on Azeroth will be periodically under attack by Primalist forces in the pre-patch event. The exact location is always displayed on the world map. There are four Invasion types -- earth, fire, water, and air.


Primalist Invasions are available in the following zones:

  • Northern Barrens
  • Tirisfal Glades
  • Badlands
  • Un'Goro

When you enter the area with an active invasion, you will see a progress bar called Elemental Protection. You must bring it down to 0 by defeating trash mobs in the location that have been imbued with power (mobs scaled up to level 60) and drop Primeval Essence Primeval Essences. This is a zone-wide effort and you must only be present in the area to see the bar deplete.


When the bar reaches 0, an Elemental Boss will become attackable.


The boss drops 15 Primeval Essence Primeval Essences that can be turned in for gear, a toy, and the boss also drops items which can be combined into an Heirloom Trinket.


Storm Vendors sell item level 252 gear and a toy named Bag of Furious Winds Bag of Furious Winds. The Horde Storm Vendor is located at the new zeppelin tower near Orgrimmar Docks. The Alliance Storm Vendor can be found in Stormwind Docks near the Boralus ship.

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    Every Elemental Boss has a chance to drop:

    Combine all four to create Unstable Elemental Confluence Unstable Elemental Confluence (Heirloom Trinket).

    You can queue up for Normal Difficulty Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr during the pre-patch.

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    Based on datamining (Against the Elements Against the Elements), we know there are four bosses you must defeat to be granted the pre-patch event Feat of Strength achievement.

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    Reminds me a lot of the cata prepatch event and the legion prepatch event.

    While the post mentions the empowered mobs scale to 70, does that imply that lower level players can partake in this event and potentially use it to level up? Yeah, it'd be better to level using the 50% exp boost on live currently but people might want to level while the new talent system is live just to see how it feels.

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    15 hours ago, Q said:

    Reminds me a lot of the cata prepatch event and the legion prepatch event.

    While the post mentions the empowered mobs scale to 70, does that imply that lower level players can partake in this event and potentially use it to level up? Yeah, it'd be better to level using the 50% exp boost on live currently but people might want to level while the new talent system is live just to see how it feels.

    UPDATE: Just checked, but the event has been disabled on the PTR.

    I meant to say Level 60, not 70. Sorry about the confusion. I will check if the creatures scale for lower level characters.

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