I wrote about Legacy Mode before, and i’m still testing raids and dungeons to see how it works, and i have more notes.
Probably the best thing about Legacy Mode is old LFR raids, before Legacy Mode; soloing LFR (like Pandaria raids) give you little to no items, now it showers you with items.
To join LFR raids you need to talk with these NPCs:
- Auridormi, Dragon Soul, in Caverns of Time, Tanaris.
- Lorewalker Han, Pandaria raids, in Seat of Knowledge, Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
- Seer Kazal, Draenor raids, in your Garrison, i think you need level 3 garrison.
After wrathofkublakhan comment on the previous post, i thought i’ll keep a record of the gold earned from some bosses, i count the gold the boss drop + item prices, and i’ll just put the least amount of gold to the most i earned from each raid, if you tried this you may get different results.
- Ulduar: 70g to 139g
- Blackwing Descent, 25H: 124g to 212g
- Siege of Orgrimmar, Mythic: 119g to 206g
If you walked around Blizzard forums you’ll see few posts saying things like “you ruined the game!” or my favorite “WoW is dead!” because people don’t like change, many raid bosses take more seconds to kill, you can’t one shot them any more, but none of them is a threat, so it’s not a big deal.
Highest legacy raid is Mythic Siege of Orgrimmar, i was soloing SoO before 8.0 easily, and now i still can do that with my hunter, but it takes more time, so i recommend taking a friend or invite 1-3 players to join you, it’ll make things easier and faster.
Legacy Mode Does not work in Draenor, Legacy mode should work in Draenor Dungeons and raids if you are level 110, but clearly Blizzard meant you should be 11 level higher than the instance, which means you should be level 111 for legacy mode to work in Draenor.
They changed the notes, it was 10 levels or more, now it’s 11 levels.
Also means: wait for another expansion for legacy mode to work on Legion raids and dungeons … or maybe Blizzard will change the rule one day.
Legacy mode is great! in 2 days i got so many items, it keep me going to raids and dungeons to farm them, before 8.0 i can go to most raids and i get nothing or i get rings and trinkets.
Sometimes a boss drop nothing, this could happen, a boss drop just gold, this happened to me twice now, not a big deal because drop rate of new items is higher than before in all raids and dungeons.
How many items each raid drop? that depend on the raid, here is quick numbers:
- Mogu’shan Vaults, LFR: 6 items each boss.
- Cataclysm dungeons: 2-3 items.
- Dragon Soul, LFR: 5
- Dragon Soul, 25 Heroic: 6-7
- Serpentshrine Cavern: 3
- Sunwell: 4
- Firelands, 25 Heroic: 6-9
- Siege of Orgrimmar, Mythic: 5-6
Trash mobs: in some raids they drop less loot or no gold or loot at all, this might be a bug.
I think that is more than enough testing, i hope it’s useful for someone 🙂