Nagrand Rares

Nagrand Rares

Nagrand is chock full of interesting beasts but I have to say I was really excited to find one of the rares below. Serious pet collectors will recall the hours spent fishing a certain little lake in the hopes of looting their own Magical Crawdad. I really can’t tell you how many hours I endured because it took a total of FIVE Mr. Pinchys to collect my own but you can be sure I’ll be having a good stern word with his dad very soon.

Seafaring ogres claim the south of windswept Nagrand, and they seek to dominate both the land and the orcs who dwell upon it. But more cryptic threats abound: a strange mist pours from the center of the plains, embodiments of nature stir around the Throne of the Elements, and the otherworldly crystals of Oshu’gun draw questers and fortune-seekers from all over Draenor.

From the official site

AogexonExplorer-Nozzand FlinthideGazorda Garlua Gnarlhoof-the-Rabid GorepetalGraveltooth Greatfather Grizzlemaw Hunter-BlacktoothHyperiousKarosh-Blackwind Malroc-Stonesunder Mr Pinchy Sr Drop: Netherspawn, Spawn of Netherspawn Ophiis Outrider-DurethaRedclaw-the-FeralRuklaaScout-Pokhar Turaaka Windcaller-KorastXelganak

There sure are a lot of rares starting with the letter G. As of now, I’m still missing the River Calf so if you’ve seen one in Nagrand, please share the location below. In the meantime, I hope to post my Wild Pets of Draenor very soon.

Repel the Invasion

Repel the Invasion

Yesterday I noticed the quest was available for the Garrison Invasion scenario so I decided to give it a go. I had no idea what to expect so I tried to play it by ear. Let me just say it was pretty intense coming from no background info. I had a huge follower in my group which made it really hard to see. I was supposed to follow Legionnaire Grimjaw but quickly lost sight of him thanks to my huge lunky friend. The price of receiving a random bunch of followers, I guess.

Looking back at the video, you can see Grimjaw veer left while I continued straight thinking if I couldn’t keep sight of the Legionnaire, I’ll just follow this hulking giant. I almost made it to the mine thinking this was just ridiculous and stopped when I noticed my posse stopped too. Oh no, they were following me! That’s when I saw all the action happening behind me on the minimap.

A few minutes into it, I started to work out what the objectives actually were. Besides killing the goren, any fallen defenders would need to be healed except my defenders were all Lunarfall Guards. It looks like you’re supposed to click on the blood drop icon to heal then back up which is a channelled ability but because they were all hostile to me, many of them perished which I probably lost points for.

The other thing I noticed were townsfolk who needed to be escorted to a safe area. I just led them into the Town Hall which seemed to work. After several minutes and a few deaths, I ended up DC’ing which was pretty disappointing. I think my tally was around 280 by that time but I thought I’d give it a try later.

invasion tally

Today I decided to give it another go. It turns out there are four stages ending with you defeating the Gronn. I was sitting at 356 tally points before all my bonus points came in and by the end I had over 400. I can’t tell you the exact number because I DC’ed just as I was going to turn the quest in.

Gold InvasionGronn

I have to admit I was surprised to get so many achievements including Gold Invasion so I guess I did pretty well. According to the bonus text, a lot of the buildings remained intact so I guess that’s something else to do.

Pet Menagerie

To unlock the Pet Menagerie, you will need to defeat three rare pests located around your garrison for the quest Pets vs Pests. This will allow you to battle a series of  round robin challengers each day. Winning 1,000 pet battles in Draenor will reward the level 3 blueprint.

Pets vs Pests

Gorfu Gorefu (Aquatic)
Deep Bite, Mudslide, Feed
Carrotus Maximus Carrotus Maximus (Elemental)
Ironbark, Aged Yolk, Leech Seed
Gnawface Gnawface (Critter)
Sneaky Bite, Crouch, Call Darkness

The daily challenges are account-wide and currently reward 15x Pet Charms. This new form of currency may be used to purchase the usual upgrade stones, pet treats, bandages and pug costumes from the Menagerie NPC. In addition to this, a new levelling-stone will add 1 level to any pet.

Challenge Post

Squirt Deebs (Magic) Blast of Hatred, Weakness, Bone Prison

Tyri (Humanoid) Omnislash, Call Darkness, Surge of Light

Puzzle (Humanoid) Coin Toss, Dodge, Portal

Blingtron 4999b Roboflauge – This team takes damage as if they were Critter pets.

Blingtron 4999b (Mechanical) Club, Batter, Armageddon

Protectron 022481 (Mechanical) Metal Fist, Reflective Shield, Ion Cannon

Protectron 011803 (Mechanical) Metal Fist, Reflective Shield, Ion Cannon

Manos Manos (Magic) Arcane Storm, Mana Surge, Arcane Slash

Hanos (Magic) Sneak Attack, Flash, Invisibility

Fatos (Magic) Seethe, Forboding Curse, Arcane Slash

Mr-Terrible Mr. Terrible (Elemental) Weakening Blow, Spiked Skin, Love Potion

Carroteye (Elemental) Ironbark, Aged Yolk, Leech Seed

Sloppus (Magic) Absorb, Chew, Stench

Rockbiter Rockbiter (Humanoid) Bite, Nature’s Ward, Burrow

Stonechewer (Humanoid) Shell Armour, Body Slam, Punch

Acidtooth (Humanoid) Acid Touch, Punch, Spiny Carapace

Grumbles Scrags Stings Grubbles (Critter) Flank, Adrenaline Swarm, Sticky Goo

Scrags (Beast) Clobber, Takedown, Ravage

Stings (Flying) Barbed Stinger, Focus, Puncture Wound

Jahan Birds of a feather – These birds make the winds blow in everyone’s favor. Critical strike chance increased by 50%.

Jahan (Flying) Savage Talon, Arcane Storm, Tail Sweep

Samm (Flying) Slicing Wind, Rain Dance, Predatory Strike

Archimedes (Flying) Quills, Eyeblast, Wild Magic

elementals Tris (Elemental) Acid Rain, Renewing Mists, Pump

Fiero (Elemental) Burn, Flame Jet, Cataclysm

Kromli Kromli (Humanoid) Comeback, Rupture, Dreadful Breath

Gromli (Humanoid) Crush, Stoneskin, Haymaker

Brutus Hearty Meal: Due to some unusual eating habits, this team restores 66 health per round.

Brutus (Beast) Horn Gore, Winter Spirit, Pig Out

Rukus (Beast) Bite, Hunting Party, Bloodfang

Queen-Floret Queen Floret (Elemental) Club, Fist of the Forest, Righteous Inspiration

King Floret (Beast) Punch, Fist of the Forest, Righteous Inspiration

Beakinator The Beakinator (Flying) Alpha Strike, Wind-Up, Heartbroken
Stitches Jr Iron Thread: Reduces up to 138 damage from every attack against Stitches.

Stitches Jr. (Undead) Cleave, Enrage, Infected Claw

Eleanor Unnatural Appetite – This goat will eat anything. She restores 169 health whenever she deals damage.

Eleanor (Undead) Chomp, Rot, Death Bleat

Quintessence-of-Light Quintessence of Light (Flying) Fire Quills, Cauterize, Heat Up

A number of these fights are quite fun. As usual, you can check out my strategies on YouTube.

Garrison Field Notes

Garrison Field Notes

If you haven’t been following me on twitter, you may not know that I’ve been stuck with a level 1 garrison for weeks so imagine my surprise when I saw a quest to level up a few days ago. Unfortunately, my surprise soon turned to disappointment when I realised I still couldn’t progress. It turns out my lack of questing and levelling was holding me back when I opted for rare shots and pet drops but one tweet changed all that yesterday. In essence, the Pet Menagerie and more importantly the pet trainer dailies won’t be available until your entire garrison is level 3.

This meant I had to get from 92.5 to the current level cap of 96 ASAP since a lot of blueprints are level dependant. Thankfully that was pretty easy to do (even though a few quests were buggy) and I even found a few followers along the way. Sadly, my missions are still at a standstill but at least I was able to successfully complete a couple of rare missions last week.

Now with the constant DCs over the last couple of days, it’s been very frustrating to say the least – especially when you can only stay online for about a minute. Thankfully the quests and events have been very entertaining and the terrain is just spectacular.

Goren-Nisha

So with my Town Hall at level 3 and six plots unable to be finalised, I must say I love being able to mine and pick herbs in my garrison even without the gathering professions. Plus I have to say, going from a level 1 garrison to a level 2 is a massive change. It was so exciting to see all the extra plots and the fortified walls and I even have an outhouse now!

The following notes are more for myself so I can refer to them later.

90 – Barracks Level 1, no small plot to allocate

Follower – Olin Umberhide (Frostfire Ridge)
Two lots of garrison resources found on either end of the garrison walls

91 – Quests in Frostfire Ridge

Followers

  • Free Mulverick from cage (quest chain at Sootstained Mining Camp, Frostfire Ridge)
  • Shadow Hunter Rala (quest, Frostfire Ridge)
  • Vivianne – mission contract

Dagg – I recognised his name from my follower list so I was excited to free him during my quests in Frostfire Ridge. He just ran off after I freed him from his cage. I happened to see him caged again during some later quests – he seems to get caught a lot. Quite funny for a rare quality follower.

92 – Chose to build a Sparring Arena in my Gorgrond outpost (over the Lumber Mill). Still able to cut thick vines in the wild using a temporary shredder).

93 – Small plot blueprints are available from the vendor – used to build a Storehouse

Upgrade Town Hall to level 2 (preliminary fishing shack, herb garden, mine unlocked) – built Lumber Mill

94 – more blueprints available from vendor – built Gem Boutique, Engineering Works, Sparring Arena

Upgrade Town Hall to level 3 (preliminary pet menagerie)

Follower

  • Brutos (Gorgrond)

95 – more blueprints available – 2nd medium plot filled – War Mill

Dagg seen for a third time in Gorgrond

Shh, act natural

Followers

  • Pleasure-Bot 8000 (Clear!, Telador) – **buggy** currently not in follower list
  • Magister Krelas (Mage Tower quest line, Telador)
  • Alexi Barov (under a fallen log – Moonwillow Peak, Shadowmoon Valley) requires lumber mill
  • Aeda Brightdawn – Auchenai Precipice, Teladar (not currently in any follower list)

Chose to build the Mage Tower in my Taladar outpost which includes an Arcane Orb that follows you around and electrocutes enemies. Garrison Portal currently ports you to The Crossroads graveyard.

96 – Receive initial quests for the Herb Garden and Fishing Shack

This will allow access to the Level 2 Fishing Shack and Herb Garden blueprints as well as the fishing daily (currently buggy).

Exclamation mark has appeared on the Pet Menagerie NPC however the daily is only available once all plots are level 3.

If only the plots weren’t broken…

For more info you can check out my Garrison Guide.

Talador Rares

Talador is the heart of Draenor. It rests at the crossroads of the continent, divided by rivers that flow from the Sea of Zangar and enable marine trade and movement from east to west. At the center of Talador shines the glorious cathedral city of Shattrath: a museum metropolis, an architectural marvel, a preserved recreation of ancient draenei culture—entirely occupied by the Iron Horde.
Description from the Blizzard site

Kharazos-the-Triumphant

Drop

Grrbrrgle

Drop

Matron of Sin

Drop

Nolosh

Drop

Sikthiss, Maiden of Slaughter

Drop

Drop

Drop

Sword

Sword

This list is subject to change
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