Base Items for Legendary Armor in Shadowlands

Last updated on Dec 03, 2020 at 09:12 by Stan 1 comment

An overview of all Base Items needed to craft Legendary Armor in the Shadowlands.

1.

Introduction

A Base Item is a blank armor template with no stats to which you can add Legendary Powers through Runecarving. Inscription Missives used during the crafting process allow you to exactly select the Secondary stats you want to have on the Legendary item.

Here is how a Base Item looks like in the game.

Legendary Armor pieces are named after the Base Items that are used to craft them, so two Legendary armor pieces will share the same name, but have different Legendary Powers attached to them.

You can find more information about how to craft Legendary Armor in Shadowlands in our Runecarving.

Base Items are not soulbound. They can be acquired from other players, your alts, or the Auction House, so you can freely trade and send them.

2.

How to Craft Base Items

Only certain Professions can craft Base Items. This includes Blacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring.

To craft Base Items in Shadowlands, you must first cap your Profession skill by reaching 100 skill points.

You can then head to your Profession trainer, who will teach you how to craft Rank 1 Base Items.

3.

Base Items Item Level

The item level of a Base Item determines the item level of your crafted Legendary Armor piece. Higher item level results in better Primary and Secondary stats on the Legendary item. Base Items have four Ranks:

  • Rank 1: Item Level 190;
  • Rank 2: Item Level 210;
  • Rank 3: Item Level 225;
  • Rank 4: Item Level 235.

The higher the rank, the more Soul Ash will be required to create a Legendary Armor piece.

Check out our Torghast guide for more details about how to acquire Soul Ash.

4.

Unlocking Higher Ranks of Base Items

You will unlock higher ranks of Base Items by filling up the Experience (XP) bar. Crafting the Rank 1 recipe will provide XP towards unlocking Rank 2, and so forth.

  • Rank 1 Base Items (Item Level 190) give 5 XP per crafted item and the Total XP you need to unlock Rank 2 is 75, meaning you must craft 15 Rank 1 Base Items to gain access to Rank 2.
  • Rank 2 Base Items (Item Level 210) give 10 XP per crafted item and the Total XP required to unlock Rank 3 is 150, so you need to craft 15 Rank 2 Base Items to learn Rank 3.
  • Rank 3 Base Items (Item Level 225) give 15 XP per crafted item and the Total XP required to unlock Rank 4 is 225, so you must craft 15 pieces of Rank 2 Base Items to unlock Rank 4.
  • Rank 4 is the highest rank and the Base Items have Item Level 235 and cannot be upgraded further.
5.

Base Item Armor Types

Base Items are separated by armor type, so in total, there are "four sets" that you can acquire, based on the class you play. Note that you cannot use them for transmogrification for now.

5.1.

Cloth Base Items

Below is a list of all Base Items required for Cloth wearers to create Legendary Armor.

5.2.

Leather Base Items

Here are Base Items needed for Leather wearers to craft Legendary Armor in the Shadowlands.

5.3.

Mail Base Items

Here is a list of Base Items that Mail wearers must obtain to forge Legendary Items.

5.4.

Plate Base Items

Finally, here are all Plate Base Items that you must get to craft Legendary Armor.

6.

Changelog

  • 03 Dec. 2020: Guide updated with more information on how to learn higher ranks.
  • 15 Nov. 2020: Updated with transmog restrictions.
  • 12 Nov. 2020: Guide updated with new Item Levels.
  • 06 Sep. 2020: Leather Set appearance added.
  • 22 Aug. 2020: Guide added.
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