Preview: Demon Invasions

There’s a World of Warcraft: Legion pre-expansion patch coming soon, and that means a great number of changes and improvements will be finding their way into the game. We’ve recently outlined several reasons to get ready for it all here and here.

Today, we’d like to take a closer look at the some of the content that will be coming to Azeroth in the weeks after the pre-expansion patch.

Incursions and Diversions

After you’ve had about two weeks to get used to the patch, some angry invaders are going to start dropping out of the skies over Azeroth.

You’ll be able to identify where the invasions are currently happening by looking at your world map. As quickly as you can, head out to the zone that’s under attack, and lend your aid to the defense of Azeroth.

Each Demon Invasion takes place in four stages, and each stage ends with a reward of Nethershards and sometimes a chest. That means it’s always a good time to rush out and fight the Legion.

A week after the invasions begin, they will intensify. Then, a week after that, they will intensify even more. This should make it more and more possible for you to complete the event-only achievements Stand Against The Legion (for completing one invasion) and Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions (for completing invasions in all six locations).

Loot Intensifies

When you participate in Demon Invasions, you’ll receive Nethershards, and you’ll want to hold on to them. You’ll spend Nethershards on all sorts of transmogrification armor (there will be four ensembles available: cloth, leather, mail, and plate), new pieces for your neck, fingers, back, and trinket slots, as well as the event-only Felbat Pup battle pet and other useful items.

Speaking of weapons, you’ll want to always open the chests you obtain from Demon Invasions, as they have a chance to drop one of ten event-only weapons, such as Wyrmtongue Spiteblade, Fel Lord's Warmace, or Eredar Battle Blade. At item level 700, these weapons might be more than a transmogrification collection item for you—they might be the perfect thing to pick up and swing at the face of the nearest demon!

Remember to Share

One more item that we’d like to confirm is a new toy that will be available during the Demon Invasions—Pocket Fel Spreader. It’s not actually a good idea to leave it in your pocket, but it is a great idea to figure out how to obtain one of these tainted trifles, because this may be your only chance.

For Azeroth!