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Garrison: Trading Post Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Feb 24, 2015 at 10:16 by Damien 8 comments

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The Trading Post is a Medium Garrison building that allows you to trade crafting reagents for Garrison Resources Icon Garrison Resources and to trade Garrison Resources for crafting reagents. It also unlocks the Sha'tari Defense (Alliance) and Laughing Skull (Horde) factions. Finally, you can build an auctioneer in your Trading Post.

1. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 1 hour
A merchant shows up each day selling trade goods. Also allows the trade of crafting reagents for Garrison Resources Icon Garrison Resources. Up to 7 Work Orders
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 1 hour
Grants access to the Sha'tari Defense and Laughing Skull Factions. Also unlocks the ability to acquire parts from around Draenor to build an auctioneer. Up to 14 Work Orders.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 1 hour
Increases reputation gain in Draenor by 20%. Up to 21 Work Orders.

2. Unlocking the Trading Post

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Trading Post, Level 1, 2, and 3.

2.1. Unlocking the Trading Post, Level 1

The Trading Post, Level 1 is available as soon as you build you build your Town Hall, Level 2.

2.2. Unlocking the Trading Post, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: Trading Post, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Trading Post, Level 2 is sold by the blueprint vendor at your Garrison once you reach level 98 or once you complete your Spires of Arak Outpost. You can buy it with 1,000 Gold. You can also buy it from the blueprint vendor in Ashran without restrictions with an Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes, which can only be obtained twice, once when questing in Gorgrond and once when questing in the Spires of Arak. so the purpose of this Below, you will find the Alliance and Horde vendors.

2.3. Unlocking the Trading Post, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: Trading Post, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Trading Post, Level 3 is a reward from completing the Savage Friends Icon Savage Friends (Alliance) or Savage Friends Icon Savage Friends (Horde) achievement, which requires you to reach exalted reputation with 1 Draenor faction, out of the 5 factions you have access to: Wrynn's Vanguard (Alliance), Vol'jin's Spear (Horde), Council of Exarchs (Alliance), FrostwolfOrcs (Horde), Arakkoa Outcasts, Steamwheedle Preservation Society, Sha'tari Defense (Alliance), Laughing Skull Orcs (Horde). This achievement is account-wide.

Once you complete the achievement, the blueprint is not directly handed over to you. You still need to buy it from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde) for 1,000 Gold.

3. Trading

When you first visit your Trading Post, you will be offered the Tricks of the Trade (Alliance) or Tricks of the Trade (Horde) quest. Completing it is very easy and it unlocks the trader at your Trading Post.The trader sells all Draenor crafting reagents: ores, herbs, meat, fish flesh, fur leather, and dust. The price for 5x of a crafting reagent is between 20x and 50x Garrison Resources Icon Garrison Resources, depending on the trader you get that day.

4. Work Orders

Every day, Work Orders at your Trading Post allow you to trade a given crafting reagent for Garrison Resources Icon Garrison Resources. The ratio is always 5x of the crafting reagent for 30x Garrison Resources.

5. Auctioneer

When you first visit your Trading Post after upgrading it to Level 2, you will notice that a quest is being offered to you by an Ancient Trading Mechanism: Auctioning for Parts (Alliance) or Auctioning for Parts (Horde). Completing this quest requires you to obtain 5 items, each of them being crafted by combining a few items that you need to acquire.

All of the reagents are BoE, so you can buy them on the Auction House.

6. Sha'tari Defense and Laughing Skull

After upgrading your Trading Post to Level 2, the Sha'tari Defense (Alliance) or Laughing Skull Orcs (Horde) factions are unlocked and their quartermaster appears in your Trading Post.

7. ChangeLog

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  • 24 Feb. 2015: Patch 6.1 update: building or updating the Trading Post no longer costs Garrison Resources. In addition, Auctioneer parts that used to drop only in Ashran can now be obtained from any mob that can drop an Auctioneer part.
  • 25 Nov. 2014: Work Orders give 30 Garrison Resources on live, up from 20 on the beta.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Clarified requirements for Level 2.
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