Dragonscale Expedition Reputation Overview in Dragonflight (10.0.2)

Last updated on Nov 24, 2022 at 08:43 by Sinzhu 2 comments

The Dragonflight expansion features the return of a new and improved Renown system of gaining reputation, and is used for the four main factions of the Dragon Isles. Here, you will learn about one of these four known as the Dragonscale Expedition and discover its rewards at every Renown level, important profession recipes tied to your reputation, and what unique weekly activities are available for you involving it.

1.

Dragonscale Expedition Background

Dragonscale Expedition Crest

The Dragonscale Expedition is a new faction in Azeroth's history, only recently forming as a new united front by the Alliance's Explorer's League and the Horde's Reliquary in their mission to learn everything they can about the mysterious Dragon Isles. If you have been missing the Archeology profession or have been wanting to see a rework to it, this reputation is for you. By joining in their research, not only will you be able to make use of unique exploration tools around the isles, but also uncover secrets and knowledge that could rewrite our understanding of history itself!

1.1.

Meeting the Expedition

You will first gain access to this Renown-based reputation very early on in Dragonflight. In fact, it is the Expedition that is responsible for arranging your initial transportation to the isles after the events of the Dragonflight Pre-Patch! With that in mind, your progression with this faction properly begins with the quest Explorers in Peril at Wingrest Embassy. However, it is only later in your time exploring The Waking Shores that you will find the official basecamp of the expedition. At this point, you may pick up the Orientation: Dragonscale Basecamp quest to help introduce yourself to many of the important NPCs involved with its rewards. Note, however, that you may still earn reputation with the Expedition even before being able to claim any rewards for reaching higher Renown levels.

If you would like to learn more about how earning reputation and Renown works within the four major factions of Dragonflight, please see our overview below.

2.

Why Gain Renown with the Dragonscale Expedition

Although all Renown-based reputations in Dragonflight mostly contain "optional" rewards such as mounts, cosmetic armor and weapon appearances, toys, battle pets, titles, and unique Dragonriding customizations, they also provide access to a variety of additional activities within the zones of the Dragon Isles that also reward extra gear and may prove valuable while initially gearing a character at Level 70. This can be especially useful until Dragonflight Mythic+ Season One begins and the Vault of the Incarnates raid opens. In addition, note that many of the rewards and features from this reputation are account-based unlocks that also feature catch-up mechanisms for alts. This is especially helpful if you wish to acquire some of the unique Profession recipes that are locked behind specific renown levels.

For the Dragonscale Expedition in particular, here is a summary of all rewards available from maximizing its 25 Renown levels:

  • Unlock many exploration-themed activities, such as rock climbing, field photography, and blasting open caves with explosives
  • Access additional world quests and treasure nodes throughout the Dragon Isles
  • Gain the use of Ancient Waygates for faster transportation around the isles;
  • Item level 376 and 389 gear;
  • 27 Profession recipes;
  • 9 Dragonriding customizations;
  • 6 toys;
  • 2 battle pets;
  • 2 mounts, with more obtainable from other reward activities;
  • 11+ cosmetic weapon and armor appearances.
3.

Dragonscale Expedition Renown Rewards

Below you can find tables breaking down the rewards for all 25 Renown levels currently available to progress through with the Dragonscale Expedition, along with some additional notes elaborating them further.

1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25
3.1.

Renown 1-5

Level Reward Relevant NPC Additional Info
1 The Dragonscale Expedition - Default renown level upon completing the quest Explorers in Peril
2 Expedition Scout Packs Pathfinder Jeb Expedition Scout pack treasures can be found all across the Dragon Isles, containing Dragon Isles Supplies Icon Dragon Isles Supplies, Primal Chaos Icon Primal Chaos, and Dragon Isles Artifact Icon Dragon Isles Artifacts that can be turned in for additional reputation
3 Simple Expedition Tools Rae'ana 4 cosmetic weapons (Excavator's Mallet Icon Excavator's Mallet, Excavator's Punch Icon Excavator's Punch, Excavator's Chisel Icon Excavator's Chisel, Excavator's Trowel Icon Excavator's Trowel)
4 Dragonscale Expedition Cloaks Pathfinder Jeb 4 cosmetic cloak transmogs (all unique models, including Renowned Expeditioner's Cape Icon Renowned Expeditioner's Cape, Renowned Expeditioner's Cloak Icon Renowned Expeditioner's Cloak, Renowned Expeditioner's Armored Shawl Icon Renowned Expeditioner's Armored Shawl, Renowned Expeditioner's Drape Icon Renowned Expeditioner's Drape)
5 Buried Treasures Pathfinder Jeb Requires Sturdy Expedition Shovel Icon Sturdy Expedition Shovels. Mounds are clustered together and can contain additional reputation tokens, among other rewards
3.2.

Renown 6-10

Level Reward Relevant NPC Additional Info
6 Expedition Climbers Doc Nanners Unlocks Rock Climbing minigames and world quests
6 Expedition Supply Kit Pathfinder Jeb The Expedition Supply kit is a small number of quality of life upgrades that can be unlocked for rock climbing and field photography activities
7 Advanced Expedition Tools Rae'ana 3 cosmetic weapon appearances (Expedition Excavator Icon Expedition Excavator, Trusty Sweeper Icon Trusty Sweeper, Researcher's Magnifier Icon Researcher's Magnifier)
7 Ancient Waygates I Thaelin Darkanvil Ancient Waygates allow teleportation between a variety of ruin locations; this first waygate links to the Cobalt Assembly in The Azure Span
8 Cataloging the Expedition Doc Nanners Unlocks Field Photography minigames and world quests
8 Ancient Waygates II Thaelin Darkanvil Unlock a third Ancient Waygate
9 Wayfinder's Compass Pathfinder Jeb Wayfinder's Compass Icon Wayfinder's Compass toy
9 Drakewatcher Manuscripts I Rae'ana Renewed Proto-Drake: Spined Brow Icon Renewed Proto-Drake: Spined Brow, Renewed Proto-Drake: Maned Crest Icon Renewed Proto-Drake: Maned Crest, and Renewed Proto-Drake: Spiked Jaw Icon Renewed Proto-Drake: Spiked Jaw Dragonriding customizations
10 Bonus Supplies I - 25% chance of additional Dragon Isles Supplies Icon Dragon Isles Supplies from any treasure chest on the Dragon Isles
10 Word of a Worthy Ally I - Gain +100% Dragonscale Expedition rep for all characters on your account below Renown 10 with them
10 Ancient Waygates III Thaelin Darkanvil Unlock a fourth Ancient Waygate
3.3.

Renown 11-15

Level Reward Relevant NPC Additional Info
11 Animal Specialist Granpap Whiskers Gray Marmoni Icon Gray Marmoni and Black Skitterbug Icon Black Skitterbug battle pets
12 Expedition Equipment I Pathfinder Jeb Item level 376 gloves (Relic Handler's Gloves Icon Relic Handler's Gloves, Relic Handler's Gloves Icon Relic Handler's Gloves, Relic Handler's Grips Icon Relic Handler's Grips, Relic Handler's Gauntlets Icon Relic Handler's Gauntlets)
13 Questline: A Mystery, Sealed Naleidea Rivergleam Continue the story of the Dragonscale Expedition, beginning with The Sealed Door
13 Expedition Cooking Boss Magor Recipe: Salad on the Side Icon Recipe: Salad on the Side
14 Dragonscale Expedition Ensembles Pathfinder Jeb Cosmetic armor set (Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Cloth Armor Icon Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Cloth Armor, Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Leather Armor Icon Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Leather Armor, Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Mail Armor Icon Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Mail Armor, Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Plate Armor Icon Ensemble: Renowned Expeditioner's Plate Armor)
14 Crafter's Knowledge I Boss Magor Gain free profession knowledge for use with your chosen Dragonflight Profession
15 Drakewatcher Manuscripts II Rae'ana Renewed Proto-Drake: Spiked Club Tail Icon Renewed Proto-Drake: Spiked Club Tail, Renewed Proto-Drake: Swept Horns Icon Renewed Proto-Drake: Swept Horns, and Renewed Proto-Drake: Harrier Pattern Icon Renewed Proto-Drake: Harrier Pattern Dragonriding customizations
15 Ancient Waygates IV Thaelin Darkanvil Unlock a fifth Ancient Waygate
3.4.

Renown 16-20

Level Reward Relevant NPC Additional Info
16 Magical Treasure Chests Rae'ana Function similarly to the Expedition Scout packs across the Dragon Isles, containing artifacts that may be turned in for additional reputation, among other resources
17 Researching in Comfort Rae'ana Soft Purple Pillow Icon Soft Purple Pillow, Skinny Reliquary Pillow Icon Skinny Reliquary Pillow, Small Triangular Pillow Icon Small Triangular Pillow toys
17 Ancient Waygates V Thaelin Darkanvil Unlock a sixth Ancient Waygate
18 Bonus Supplies II - 50% chance of additional Dragon Isles Supplies Icon Dragon Isles Supplies from any treasure chest on the Dragon Isles
18 Expedition Equipment II Pathfinder Jeb Item level 389 leg armor (Dragonscale Expedition Leggings Icon Dragonscale Expedition Leggings, Dragonscale Expedition Breeches Icon Dragonscale Expedition Breeches, Dragonscale Expedition Greaves Icon Dragonscale Expedition Greaves, Dragonscale Expedition Legguards Icon Dragonscale Expedition Legguards)
19 Dragonscale Expedition Tabard Cataloger Jakes Dragonscale Expedition Tabard Icon Dragonscale Expedition Tabard
19 Banners of the United Factions Cataloger Jakes Reliquary Banner Icon Reliquary Banner and Explorer's League Banner Icon Explorer's League Banner toys
20 Explosive Archaeology Pathfinder Jeb Expedition Explosives Icon Expedition Explosives may be used to blast open rock walls across the Dragon Isles with hidden caves inside.
20 Word of a Worthy Ally II - Gain +100% Dragonscale Expedition rep for all characters on your account below Renown 20 with them, and +200% when below Renown 10
20 Ancient Waygates VI Thaelin Darkanvil Unlock a seventh Ancient Waygate
3.5.

Renown 21-25

Level Reward Relevant NPC Additional Info
21 Quack-E Quack Modulator Pathfinder Jeb Quack-E Quack Modulator Icon Quack-E Quack Modulator, used to create Quack-E Icon Quack-E with Engineering
21 Jeweled Whelpling Treasure Maps Boss Magor Use maps such as Onyx Gem Cluster Map Icon Onyx Gem Cluster Map to potentially acquire recipes and materials to craft five rare Jewelcrafting pets
22 Drakewatcher Manuscripts III Rae'ana Cliffside Wylderdrake: Red Scales Icon Cliffside Wylderdrake: Red Scales, Highland Drake: Red Scales Icon Highland Drake: Red Scales, and Windborne Velocidrake: Red Scales Icon Windborne Velocidrake: Red Scales Dragonriding customizations
23 Ancient Waygates VII Thaelin Darkanvil Unlock an eighth Ancient Waygate
23 Crafter's Knowledge II Boss Magor Gain free profession knowledge for use with your chosen Dragonflight Profession
24 Questline: In the Halls of Titans Cataloger Jakes Continue the Dragonscale Expedition story, beginning with Break on Through
25 Skitterflying Granpap Whiskers Tamed Skitterfly Icon Tamed Skitterfly and Azure Skitterfly Icon Azure Skitterfly mounts
25 A Heroic Reward Unatos Obtain one free Primal Infusion Icon Primal Infusion, used when crafting item level 395 gear with Dragonflight Professions. Can be used in Crafting Orders
25 Intrepid Explorer - "Intrepid Explorer" title
4.

Dragonscale Expedition Quartermaster and NPCs

Although there are many NPCs among the Expedition, there are a handful that are more important due to being frequent vendors of its many Renown rewards. However, with that being said, all purchaseable Renown rewards can also be acquired from Cataloger Jakes in Dragonscale Basecamp! She acts as the faction's quartermaster and can be found at coordinates 47.10, 82.58 in The Waking Shores; look for her in the basecamp's tent, near the Dragonscale Basecamp flight point. Otherwise, due to the compact nature of Dragonscale Basecamp, you should be able to find any relevant NPCs without too much trouble.

5.

Dragonscale Expedition Profession Recipes

In addition to the cosmetic rewards offered at various Renown levels, there are a number of Profession recipes available for purchase as well. Some of these may prove especially important for you if you are looking to make some extra GoldGold or acquire additional profession knowledge! The recipes, their required renown level, and relevant profession are listed below.

Note that all of these recipes can be acquired from Cataloger Jakes in the Dragonscale Basecamp of Waking Shores.

Renown Level Recipe Profession
5 Plans: Sturdy Expedition Shovel Icon Plans: Sturdy Expedition Shovel Blacksmithing
9 Schematic: Gravitational Displacer Icon Schematic: Gravitational Displacer Engineering
9 Schematic: Primal Deconstruction Charge Icon Schematic: Primal Deconstruction Charge Engineering
9 Design: Radiant Malygite Icon Design: Radiant Malygite Jewelcrafting
9 Design: Energized Malygite Icon Design: Energized Malygite Jewelcrafting
9 Design: Sensei's Neltharite Icon Design: Sensei's Neltharite Jewelcrafting
9 Design: Keen Neltharite Icon Design: Keen Neltharite Jewelcrafting
9 Formula: Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance Icon Formula: Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance Enchanting
9 Formula: Enchant Boots - Rider's Reassurance Icon Formula: Enchant Boots - Rider's Reassurance Enchanting
13 Recipe: Salad on the Side Icon Recipe: Salad on the Side Cooking
13 Design: Idol of the Lifebinder Icon Design: Idol of the Lifebinder Jewelcrafting
13 Design: Idol of the Lifebinder Icon Design: Idol of the Lifebinder Jewelcrafting
13 Design: Idol of the Earth Warder Icon Design: Idol of the Earth Warder Jewelcrafting
15 Schematic: Spring-Loaded Khaz'gorite Fabric Cutters Icon Schematic: Spring-Loaded Khaz'gorite Fabric Cutters Engineering
15 Schematic: Bottomless Mireslush Ore Satchel Icon Schematic: Bottomless Mireslush Ore Satchel Engineering
15 Design: Magnificent Margin Magnifier Icon Design: Magnificent Margin Magnifier Jewelcrafting
15 Pattern: Master's Wildercloth Fishing Cap Icon Pattern: Master's Wildercloth Fishing Cap Tailoring
15 Pattern: Master's Wildercloth Chef's Hat Icon Pattern: Master's Wildercloth Chef's Hat Tailoring
15 Pattern: Explorer's Banner of Geology Icon Pattern: Explorer's Banner of Geology Tailoring
15 Pattern: Explorer's Banner of Herbology Icon Pattern: Explorer's Banner of Herbology Tailoring
15 Technique: Renewed Proto-Drake: Spined Crest Icon Technique: Renewed Proto-Drake: Spined Crest Inscription
17 Pattern: Cold Cushion Icon Pattern: Cold Cushion Tailoring
17 Pattern: Dragonscale Expedition's Expedition Tent Icon Pattern: Dragonscale Expedition's Expedition Tent Tailoring
19 Azureweave Expedition Pack Icon Azureweave Expedition Pack Tailoring
19 Technique: Contract: Dragonscale Expedition Icon Technique: Contract: Dragonscale Expedition Inscription
21 Schematic: Quack-E Icon Schematic: Quack-E Engineering
21 Pattern: Duck-Stuffed Duck Lovie Icon Pattern: Duck-Stuffed Duck Lovie Tailoring
21 Technique: Illusion Parchment: Magma Missile Icon Technique: Illusion Parchment: Magma Missile Enchanting
6.

Dragonscale Expedition Activities

The Dragonscale Expedition is somewhat unique among the other Renown factions of Dragonflight, in that none of its activities are really restricted to the player. This is because many of the minigames that can be done with the help of your explorer's equipment will either be randomly found while roaming around the Dragon Isles or active as world quests. With that being said, some activities remain more engaging than others, such as rock climbing and field photography compared to finding Expedition Scout's Packs. To that end, there is the Expedition Supply Kit, initially unlocked at Renown 6, which will provide many quality-of-life improvements to these activities.

7.

Further Reading

Dragonscale Expedition is just one of the four main Renown-based reputations present in Dragonflight. If you would like to learn more about the others, please see our overviews of them below!

8.

Changelog

  • 24 Nov. 2022: Page added.
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