Primal Storms (Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Guide) (10.0.2)

Last updated on Nov 17, 2022 at 19:20 by Stan 6 comments

The Dragonflight pre-patch event is live starting November 15. Learn more about the Primal Storms and the rewards they offer.

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Introduction

The Dragonflight pre-patch event will become available on live servers starting November 15th, 2022, in the Americas and one day later in Europe. It revolves around repelling Primal Storms and farming Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences from empowered creatures in four major zones across Azeroth. Players can turn in the currency for Item Level 252 catch-up gear, a toy, and a 20-slot reagent bag. Elemental bosses will drop fragments, which you can combine into an Heirloom Trinket. Completing the pre-patch event rewards the Against the Elements Icon Against the Elements Feat of Strength achievement. During the pre-patch event, you can also queue up for a Level 60 version of the Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr Dragonflight Dungeon.

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Minimum Level to Participate in the Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event

You must be Level 10 and above to participate in the event, and you can use Primal Storms for levelling. The intro quest will automatically pop up in your Quest Log. Alliance players must seek out Wrathion in Stormwind. Horde players must talk to Ebyssian in Orgrimmar.

If you do not have flying unlocked, you will receive a Bronze Drake to help you complete the quest.

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Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Quests

After completing the first few intro quests in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, you will end up with the following quests that are worth completing due to their rewards.

  • Legacy of Tyr: Secrets of the Past — To complete the quest, you must be Level 60 and recover the Disc of Tyr's memories from Uldaman in Badlands. The quest rewards an Item Level 278 weapon. Queue up for Uldaman and clear the dungeon to complete the quest objective.
  • A Primal Threat — The quest offered by Khadgar rewards 30 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences and the Primal Stormling Icon Primal Stormling pet. It is completed by collecting 10 Mote of Primal Energy Icon Mote of Primal Energy from active primal storm locations. Completing it unlocks a daily quest for 30 Essences.
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Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Currency

Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essence is the Dragonflight pre-patch event currency. You will receive it from Elementally Imbued Icon Elementally Imbued creatures in active primal storm locations and various quests tied to the event. The currency is account-bound and can be sent over to alts.

You will need 525 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essence to fully gear a character.

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Primal Storms

Periodically, three locations will be invaded by Primalist forces for 2 hours and 45 minutes. Primal Storms are available in these locations:

  • Northern Barrens;
  • Badlands;
  • Un'Goro Crater.

The zone which is currently under attack will be marked with an icon on the world map.

When you open the zone map with an active Primal Storm, you will notice all areas which are under attack and one marked with a skull. This is where the boss spawns.

Each Primal Storm consists of two stages. The first stage is called Primal Ward, where players must defeat elemental creatures to bring the Elemental Protection progress bar down to 0. This is a zone-wide effort, and you only need to be present in the zone to receive credit. The invasion boss is invulnerable during this stage.

The second stage named Containing the Elements begins when the invasion boss becomes attackable. You must defeat the unleashed elemental to complete the phase and clear the primal storm in the area.

Invasion bosses spawn every 20 minutues. When killed, they have a chance to drop 20-30 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences, catch-up gear for alts that scales with level, a Sigil of Storms Icon Sigil of Storms quest item on your first kill, which you turn in for 60 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essence, and one of four fragments that you combine into an Heirloom Trinket.

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Primal Storm Types

There are four invasion types — earth, fire, storm, and water. Each invasion comes with specific mobs and environmental hazards that you must tackle.

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Earth Invasion

During an Earth Invasion, you must defeat Imbued creatures to unleash Rumbling Earth Lord who has a chance to drop 20-30 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences, catch-up gear, and Dimmed Primeval Earth Icon Dimmed Primeval Earth.

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Fire Invasion

During a Fire Invasion, you must defeat Imbued creatures to unleash Raging Fire Lord who has a chance to drop 20-30 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences, catch-up gear, and Dimmed Primeval Fire Icon Dimmed Primeval Fire.

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Storm Invasion

During a Storm Invasion, you must defeat Imbued creatures to unleash Unbridled Storm Lord who has a chance to drop 20-30 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences, catch-up gear and Dimmed Primeval Storm Icon Dimmed Primeval Storm.

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Water Invasion

During a Water Invasion, you must defeat Imbued creatures to unleash Glacial Ice Lord who has a chance to drop 20-30 Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences, catch-up gear, and Dimmed Primeval Water Icon Dimmed Primeval Water.

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Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Rewards

During the pre-patch event, you can reap the following rewards:

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Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Storm Vendor Locations

The Alliance Storm Vendor is located near at Stormwind Docks where the boat to Boralus departs.

The Horde Storm Vendor can be found outside Orgrimmar at the new zeppelin tower near Orgrimmar Docks.

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Dragonflight Pre-Patch Event Catch-Up Gear

Storm Vendors sell Item Level 252 gear for Primeval Essence Icon Primeval Essences. You must be Level 60 to equip the gear sold by the vendors. Note that the gear is not BoA and you cannot send it to other characters on your account. The cost of items varies depending on the armor slot.

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Uldaman, Legacy of Tyr Dungeon

During the pre-patch event, characters at Level 60 can also queue for Normal difficulty of the Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr Dungeon for Item Level 278 loot.

Completing the associated quest and clearing Uldaman in Badlands rewards an Item Level 278 weapon.

We have rounded up all the information about the dungeon in one handy guide.

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When Will the Dragonflight Pre-Patch End?

The pre-patch event will end with the launch of Dragonflight on November 28th, 2022.

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Changelog

  • 17 Nov. 2022: Added asset for the Water invasion and fixed invasion duration.
  • 16 Nov. 2022: Tirisfal Glades Invasions are disabled.
  • 15 Nov. 2022: Primeval Essences are account-wide.
  • 13 Nov. 2022: Updated for November 15.
  • 10 Nov. 2022: Updated the cost of Trinkets.
  • 22 Oct. 2022: Guide added.
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