Draenei enthusiasts! Patch 6.0.2’s date has been officially announced, and it’s THIS Tuesday, Oct. 14th. Are you excited about the new models yet?! I always get pretty melancholy about the pre-expansion patches. Out with the old, many things I didn’t finish, etc… Except the Mists pre-patch, I was SO DONE with Cata, lol! Wowhead, as always, has great guides on what is being removed and what is being added in the patch.
One of the changes coming in this patch is the dungeon revamps. In 6.0.2, and until the Warlords release, Upper Blackrock Spire is becoming a level 90 dungeon with a few bosses and special level 90 versions of some of the loot. Not all of the items will be in this release, so check my guide below for what you may want to farm up this weekend! After release, it will be a level 100 dungeon. I’m not very clear on what gear will be dropping from that version.
Razorfen Downs, Razorfen Kraul and Blackfathom Depths are all getting graphical overhauls with some new bosses or storylines. I’ve ran them a few times and they seem to drop the same loot. I have had the Carapace of Tuten’kash drop from the renamed spider boss. I just want to add a warning here though, the gear that dropped in Scarlet Halls during the Mists pre-patch completely changed appearance when the expansion launched. Some of you may remember the Robes of Koegler changing from a pretty Mists-themed dress to a standard level 30-ish robe. That being said, if there’s any pieces you absolutely want for transmog, you should try and farm them up at least before Nov. 13th.
To help you out with your ‘to farm or not farm’ dilemma, I’ve put together some guides on the unique pieces that drop from each dungeon. Here, I will highlight some of my must-haves, but clicky on the dungeon title to visit the full guide over on Mog Companion! I’ve added custom transmog set ideas to some of the items too, so click on the names in the guides to check that out.
On of the more interesting pieces in this dungeon is the Polychromatic Visionwrap. It shares it’s design with several dresses, but this is the only chestpiece of this model. A level 90 version will drop in the pre-expansion dungeon, but after that is not clear. If you have a character who wants to wear this, but is not 90, you have a few days left to grab it!
Another cloth item that I recommend going in for are the Spiritshroud Leggings. These leggings are a similar model to what the draenei at the right is wearing, but a cream color. They drop from the Beast, which is unfortunately after all the ‘event’ type bosses, making for a sloggy farm. There is no updated version of these leggings, and they are not on the special level 90 loot table.
For plate, the only item I’d suggest maybe farming are the Warmaster Legguards. They share a model with the Brutish Legguards, which are a random green drop, but depending on your server economy, or farming dedication, could be hard to come by.
For Blacksmiths out there, or anyone looking for a good investment, the plans for the Arcanite Champion drop from Goraluk Anvilcrack. The plans are BOE, so they may be worth picking up to sell at some time in the future.
Most of the unique models of weapons will drop from the level 90 version, but there are three weapons from the quest to kill General Drakkisath that are unique. The Sword of Nefarian’s Hand is especially cool and might be a good weapon for a warlock with green fire’s felguard!
As I mentioned earlier, the loot in these dungeons may stay the same. I do want to highlight a few pieces from RFD that I think are worth farming, before, or after the patch. For leather-wearers, Bonefingers are a great pair of black gloves that have a sort-of skeleton look to them. If you’re looking to create badass hunter style mog of your own, the chest Avenger’s Armor is a BOE trash drop. It shares models with a random world drop, but this one may be easier to farm. To be honest, I just bought mine off the AH, but it took a few weeks for it to show up. Finally, for plate-wearers, the Carapace of Tuten’kash is a sleeveless version of the Tyrant’s Chestpiece, which can be pretty pricey on the AH.
Good luck with any farming you may undertake, and I’ll see everyone on the other side of patch day!