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Scourge Invasion Guide

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So the scourge have arrived and you wanna make the most of it, right? Well look no further!

City NPCs

First, you'll see that your cities have gotten some new NPCs.

First we got the Argent Dawn Recruiter who'll give you a simple quest where you have to go to the Light's Chapel in Easter Plaguelands.

Then we got the Argent Dawn Initiates, who'll offer you a stamina buff that increasing depending on your level. These start as Lesser Marks(10 stamina at lvl 60), and turn into Normal Marks(20 stamina at lvl 60) and later Greater Marks(30 stamina at lvl 60) depending on how many scourge invasions the server has fought back.

Last we have the Argent Dawn Messenger, who'll tell you exactly where the current Scourge Invasions are taking place (which can also be seen on the world map in form of a purple skull), how many Necropolises are left and how many Scourge Invasions the server has repelled.

Eastern Plaguelands NPCs and Quests

When you arrive in Eastern Plaguelands you're met with some new NPCs too, mostly copy pasted from city NPCs but there are some unique ones.

First there is the Commander Thomas Helleran. This guy will start your main quest chain:

Under the Shadow into Shadows of Doom  (This is an elite quest so it CANNOT be done in a raid, you have to do it in a 5 man group max!)

Doing this quest chain will unlock the Argent Quartermaster who you can then buy various item from with Necrotic Runes.

The Scourge Spawns at the areas also have a chance to drop quest letter that each give 25 rep upon hand-in at Light's Chapel.

Event and Rewards

So when an invasion starts, a Necrotic Shard will spawn in some of these locations:

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The Shard starts at 100% health and spawns numerous high level scourge around it, which all can drop the Necrotic Runes. There is also a rare chance to spawn a rare scourge, that is guaranteed to drop a bracer of scourge slaying (more on that later)

When the shard reaches 0% after a lot of killing, 4 Cultist Engineers will spawn. If you go to one of these, you can interrupt their ritual and summon a Shadow of Doom

At each shard a max of 4 Shadows of Doom can be spawned. These guys have around 120-140k health and do moderate damage. They also frequently fear and life drain but that can be dispelled. Their main ability is a 1 shot ability that you cannot avoid (except maybe invul abilities). It's called Scourge Strike and the Shadow of Doom will hit it's main aggro enemy with it after a few minutes of combat. These bosses, along with being needed for the Shadows of Doom quest, also drop 30 Necrotic Runes, a Corruptor's Scourgestone (if you got trinket) and a chance at the scourge slaying chest piece.

When the 4 Shadows of Doom have been killed the Shard respawns and you can do the event again, but a Necropolis only has 2 shards so after the 2nd has been downed, the invasion in that spot has been repelled and you'll have to find a new area in the zone or wait for the next invasion to begin.

As for the special armor that can drop, the Shadows of Doom  have a chance to drop:

The rare scourge bosses that sometimes spawn have a chance to drop:

These are a part of a 3-set, where the gloves of this set are bought from the Outfitter/Quartermaster for 30 Necrotic Runes.

As for the Argent Dawn Quartermaster, he begins to sell you a lot of nice stuff when you complete the Quest chain

Special Dungeon Bosses

During the Invasion, you'll also be able to encounter 6 different dungeon bosses:

Lord Blackwood in Scholomance

Balzaphon in Stratholme

Revanchion in Dire Maul West

Lady Falther'ess in Razorfen Downs

Scorn in Scarlet Monestary Graveyard after last boss is killed

Sever in Shadowfang Keep

 

 

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31 minutes ago, dabadoo said:

Will the Argent Dawn Outfitter/Quartermaster disappear on the 16th when naxx launches?

The Scourge invasions lasts 2 weeks so the vendor will disappear 1 week after Naxx launches.

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I'm being told that people that are not exalted are able to get the AD Tabard.   Would kinda be BS, since that is the only reason I grinded the rep almost 2 years ago.

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12 hours ago, Undertanker said:

I'm being told that people that are not exalted are able to get the AD Tabard.   Would kinda be BS, since that is the only reason I grinded the rep almost 2 years ago.

That is true. I'm nearly revered on my Hunter and have the tabard. Purchased with the Necrotic runes.

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Yeah this really takes away from I got what you will never get satisfaction for actually grinding out the rep just for this tabard on A LOT of scholo - UD runs.

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5 minutes ago, Undertanker said:

Yeah this really takes away from I got what you will never get satisfaction for actually grinding out the rep just for this tabard on A LOT of scholo - UD runs.

Don't really get what you are trying to say here.

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3 minutes ago, Undertanker said:

Think bug mount but for tabard.   What if I could just go get one without doing the grind that the others did?

You get a nifty 5 resistance to your shoulders. But yeah, if it's Blizzlike that it requires exalted then it should be fixed.

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41 minutes ago, Undertanker said:

Think bug mount but for tabard.   What if I could just go get one without doing the grind that the others did?

It would encourage players to play more and push to exalted if it required that rep. I agree that it should be exalted only.

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20 hours ago, Undertanker said:

I'm being told that people that are not exalted are able to get the AD Tabard.   Would kinda be BS, since that is the only reason I grinded the rep almost 2 years ago.

You don't need Exalted reputation with Argent Dawn to get this tabard, dunno where you got that from.

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48 minutes ago, Manaci said:

You don't need Exalted reputation with Argent Dawn to get this tabard, dunno where you got that from.

He's just saying that it would be cool if it was an exalted only reward even if it was unblizzlike.

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31 minutes ago, Sabre said:

He's just saying that it would be cool if it was an exalted only reward even if it was unblizzlike.

Doesn't sound like he was saying that, he's even saying that the only reason he even went Exalted was for the tabard that he thought was Exalted only.

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On 09/09/2017 at 11:24 AM, Manaci said:

 

Under the Shadow into Shadows of Doom  (This is an elite quest so it CANNOT be done in a raid, you have to do it in a 5 man group max!)

Doing this quest chain will unlock the Argent Quartermaster who you can then buy various item from with Necrotic Runes.

 

 

Atm you only need to do the first quest to unlock the quartermaster. Dunno if intented

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On 13-9-2017 at 6:24 AM, Undertanker said:

Yeah my mistake.   Thank you for clarification. 

Feenix stuff needed exalted afaik

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Exalted doesn't have hardly anything on it except a free Naxx entry key, which is worth it if you can get it before Naxx opens. Rep is easier to acquire now so grinding out whatever you have left gives you something to do. You also need to grind for 2x frost enchants anyway, so you may as well get rep in the process.

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