Secrets everywhere!

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Topic/Postby Juste » 01 Dec 2020, 14:02

Secrets everywhere!

One thing I like about this expansion that there seems to be lots of stuff to do and hidden things and puzzles and secrets. Some of these have very good rewards too!

Short list what I have found and think are worth mentioning.

- Kyrian instuments
https://ptr.wowhead.com/spell=344912/music-of-bastion

These are simple items that sit in your inventory you can find around Bastion zone. They all give you a buff. What is weird that despite tooltips saying that they do not stack, they do. They also have cooldown of 15 min and the buffs last for 15 min. They work outside in all zones in Shadowlands meaning you now have array of buffs for all times while in outside shadowlands. It's quite nice power increase with some of the buffs being quite good.

- Sorrowbane
https://www.wowhead.com/item=180273/sor ... bonus=1567

How about a free 180 ilvl epic 2h sword that has instant kill proc on lesser enemies? That's what this is. It requires stacking different strenght buffs on Maldraxus and then all you need to do is to pick the sword up from the ground at the Arena of Theater of Pain. There is a guide on the link what exactly you need to do. I managed to get it this morning. Needless to say it's insanely good for fresh lvl 60 2h melee weapon users.



Cool mounts


- Frog mount
https://www.wowhead.com/item=182650/arboreal-gulper

You can get one of these at Ardenweald by finding randomly a mushroom from some of the mobs. Then take the mushroom to east corner of Ardenweald and plant it on soil. It spawns a tough rare that requires group to kill. It drops the mount.

- Sinrunner Blanchy
https://www.wowhead.com/news=317595/sin ... hy-for-a-m

Quite unique looking mount and apparently not so hard to get. You just need a collection of few items and then give them to the dead blanchy ghost during the 6 days time. I'm working on this currently and managed to give the 1st item to the ghost. Tricky part is finding him but there were some people on the group finder.

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Theres more mounts and stuff and ton of toys too.
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Topic/Postby Serendipity » 04 Dec 2020, 12:11

Ooooooh! :C

I might play tonight, I reckon I can get 53 easily in an evening.
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Topic/Postby Gergel » 12 Dec 2020, 14:25

Juste on 01 Dec 2020 16:02 wrote:- Kyrian instuments
https://www.wowhead.com/spell=344912/music-of-bastion

These are simple items that sit in your inventory you can find around Bastion zone. They all give you a buff. What is weird that despite tooltips saying that they do not stack, they do.


Sadly being able to carry more than one instrument was a bug which seems to have been fixed/nerfed and you can now only hold one instrument at a time, as per their tooltips. I think that if you already have all of the instruments in your inventory, then you'll be able to hold on to them all. But the moment you pick up a new one, all but one will vanish from your inventory. This also includes moving them from/to bank. I found this out the hard way, and this sucks. I really liked my bell (periodic healing) and flute (increased primary stat) combo.

There's an NPC named Pico in Bastion who allows you to choose between the instruments you've found so you can switch to your preferred one.

Juste on 01 Dec 2020 16:02 wrote:- Sorrowbane
https://www.wowhead.com/item=180273/sor ... bonus=1567

How about a free 180 ilvl epic 2h sword that has instant kill proc on lesser enemies? That's what this is. It requires stacking different strenght buffs on Maldraxus and then all you need to do is to pick the sword up from the ground at the Arena of Theater of Pain. There is a guide on the link what exactly you need to do. I managed to get it this morning. Needless to say it's insanely good for fresh lvl 60 2h melee weapon users.


Getting this sword requires a specific world quest to be up. I did this today. For someone like myself, who does not do dungeons, raids or PvP and therefore has a very limited ability to improve their gear, this weapon is an amazing upgrade. Being in a low-population realm is very helpful, because one preparatory step requires picking up four world item mushrooms in a specific area, which can be difficult if there's a lot of people farming for these. I managed with plenty of time to spare.

From the world quest you get a 10-minute strength buff. Then you need to run to the mushroom area and get a second strength buff. But if you fail to find enough mushrooms, you might end up losing the world quest buff. So there's a trick you can use to ensure that you can go back to the world quest and re-acquire its buff: namely be in a raid group. That way you can get the buff, but you won't actually complete the world quest. If you get unlucky with the mushrooms, go back and re-do the world quest to get a new buff.

Juste on 01 Dec 2020 16:02 wrote:- Frog mount
https://www.wowhead.com/item=182650/arboreal-gulper

You can get one of these at Ardenweald by finding randomly a mushroom from some of the mobs. Then take the mushroom to east corner of Ardenweald and plant it on soil. It spawns a tough rare that requires group to kill.


A group... or one blood death knight with a lot of patience.
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Topic/Postby Shevron » 12 Dec 2020, 19:36

Yeah started soloing the gulper last week.

Truckloads of HP, but really low damage.

At one point I got bored after I whittled him down, to 50%, so informed /general and a bunch came and helped down him. Would have taking me like another full 5 minutes.
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