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The Legion Invasions was the unofficial name for the pre-expansion events that took place before World of Warcraft: Legion launched on August 30, 2016. The invasions began after the release of the pre-patch on August 9, 2016.[1]

These events were available to all characters, with pre-order or purchase of the expansion not required. This was a one-time event, lasting for only a limited time, and ended with the full release of Legion on August 30, 2016.

During this event, the Battle on the Broken Shore was also made available to players of level 98 and above. The Broken Shore scenario is separate from this event, and is still included as part of the Legion intro quest chain.

Details

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Demon Hunter (Illidari) camps have appeared in Orgrimmar and Stormwind City with vendors. Invasions occur as phased Scenarios that have a related umbrella quest in parts of known zones around Azeroth (Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor only). Completing the scenarios will reward a new Inv datacrystal01.png [Nethershard] currency, which can also be dropped by some demon mobs, as well as a chance to get item level 685 - 700 gear. Vendors in the capitals and invasion zones will sell additional gear for Nethershards.

Zones and quests

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Six zones (Horde Azshara, Alliance Dun Morogh, Horde Hillsbrad Foothills, Horde Northern Barrens, Neutral Tanaris, and Alliance Westfall) can possibly have an invasion. Invasions do not require players to have completed Broken Shore quest lines. Players of both factions may take part in any invasion scenario, regardless of the zone in which it is located.

Active zones will feature an icon on the world map over the zone like this: Mapicon-demoninvasion-48x48.png
The icon should have a tooltip identifying the invasion quest, how much time is left to complete the quest, and the number of Inv datacrystal01.png [Nethershards] rewarded.

Entering an active invasion zone should auto-start a related quest:

Zone quests
Horde Horde-favored Alliance Alliance-favored Neutral Neutral
Invasion: Azshara Invasion: Dun Morogh Invasion: Tanaris
Invasion: Hillsbrad Foothills Invasion: Westfall
Invasion: Northern Barrens

Various key objectives will appear on the zone map:

Legion invasion commander marker.png ← Demon Commander
Legion invasion felshard marker.png ← Invasion Site
Legion invasion portal marker.png ← Legion structure

Completing one invasion quest rewards Money achievement.png Stand Against the Legion and all six rewards Money achievement.png Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions.

Zone invasion stages

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Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
  • Kill the demons at the Legion invasion felshard marker.png Invasion Sites and Legion invasion portal marker.png Legion structures around the zone. Enemies will have markers on the map.
  • Progression in the zone increases with killing mobs and saving friendly wounded NPCs.
Stage 4
During stages
  • Factions can intermingle while taking down the demon enemies
  • Some faction leaders may also help out, like Horde Trade Prince Gallywix in Azshara, Neutral Marin Noggenfogger <Baron of Gadgetzan> in Tanaris, and Alliance Muradin Bronzebeard and Alliance Moira Thaurissan <Queen of the Dark Iron> in Dun Morogh.
  • Vehicles like Demolishers in Azshara and Mechatanks in Dun Morogh will be available to help speed up combat. There are also special objects you can throw to deal more damage, like bombs in Dun Morogh.
  • Several buffs you can earn during the event are Hero's Resolve and Inspiration.

Nethershards

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Nethershards are earned for different parts of the event, with a maximum of 260 per event:

Demon hunter (Illidari) camps in invasion zones as well as Stormwind and Orgrimmar have Nethershard vendors to buy buff items, cosmetic items, and gear related to the event.

Rewards

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Garrison silverchest.png [Small Legion Chest] can contain:

Inv treasurechest felfirecitadel.png [Large Legion Chest] can contain:

  • Fel-Touched non-weapon gear§
  • Chance for [Coalesced Fel]
    • Any level above 10 can get this, but only level 98 and above can use it. Frowney.gif

Plus a chance for:

§ These items will scale to level appropriate gear when they drop from Garrison silverchest.png [Small Legion Chest] or Inv treasurechest felfirecitadel.png [Large Legion Chest].

[Nethershards] earned can be spent at Nethershard vendors who will sell the following:

Both (Alliance and Horde) Illidari Darkdealer
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Captive Wyrmtongue <Reluctant 'Quartermaster'>
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Notes

  • Invasions occur in 4 hour blocks and active zones align to hour boundaries and tend to be synchronized, so there is a period of inactivity before zones become active again.
  • Players below level 10 may still engage in the demons for considerable experience, however:
    • The scenario is not tracked as normal for them (i.e. seen above the quest tracker), so they must pay attention to the announcements made in the zone
    • They will not receive either of the chests after bosses die
    • Should they achieve level 10 at any point during the scenario, the scenario will reset and they can do it all over again.

Tips for lower level players

Lower level meaning below level 90 or so.
  • Attack demons in towns and settlements with buildings and helper NPCs.
  • Start attacking smaller demons to see how you do. Attack larger ones, if they can be killed easily solo.
  • Be very careful attacking elite and boss mobs. Try to attack at range, if possible.
  • Make sure to have bandages and food. Duck into buildings to go out of combat and eat/heal up.
  • Beware of Area of Effect and Damage over Time attacks by bosses. They can insta-kill or kill you before you can get away.

References

  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2016-07-29. Invasions and Demon Hunters Arrive August 9. World of Warcraft official site (US).

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