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What must I do before Warlords of Draenor Launches?

What must I do before Warlords of Draenor Launches?

I mentioned on Twitter the other day that my WoD to-do list was getting longer and longer and a few people tweeted me directly to ask what this entailed, so I thought I’d put it all together in a blog post, plus, I like to make lists!

First of all, I should mention that at the start of Mists of Pandaria, I switched mains, to a Monk, and then switched again during the Siege of Ogrimmar to a Shaman. So there are some things on this list that look like they should have been done, if the character had been my main for some time.

Going forward, for Warlords, my main will continue to be the Shaman, so it’s time to get her fully prepared! Items that are crossed out, are naturally, already completed.

Updated: 26/8/2014

What must I do before Warlords of Draenor Launches?

 On my Shaman:

  • Level Enchanting
  • Level Alchemy (Elixir Mastery)
  • Level Cooking (incl Noodle Carts)
  • Level Fishing (360/600)
  • Level First Aid
  • Level Archeology (1/600…double ouch)
  • Store enough food/flasks/pots for leveling to 100. (Saving the Draenor stuff for maximum in WoD)
  • Maximise personal storage with Royal Satchels.
  • Maximise ilvl to make leveling easier in WoD.


Secondly, my druid is my gathering alt, and I will level this straight after my main to 100, in order to gather herbs and ore along the way – to speed up my ability to create work orders on my main.

On my Druid:


On my Mage:

elementium ore

On my Hunter:


On my Monk:

  • Level Alchemy (Transmute Mastery)
  • Level Engineering
  • Level Fishing
  • Level Cooking incl Noodle Carts
  • Level First Aid
  • Level Archeology
  • Craft Lure Master Tackle Box and store in own Guild Bank for when needed in WoD.
  • Store enough food/flasks/pots for leveling to 100.

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On my Priest:

  • Level Mining
  • Level Jewelcrafting
  • Store enough food/flasks/pots for leveling to 100.


On my Paladin:

  • Level Mining
  • Level Blacksmithing
  • Store enough food/flasks/pots for leveling to 100.

On my Warlock:

  • Learn Alchemy (Potions Mastery) – (600/600)
  • Level Tailoring
  • Assist mage in creation of Royal Satchels for Shaman.
  • Store enough food/flasks/pots for leveling to 100.

On Guild Bank Alt 1:

  • Reorganise tabs to include MoP items with other legacy expansion materials
  • Send cloth to Shaman to level First Aid
  • Clear out personal bank by sending all Timeless Isle Tokens to Horde Alt for storage.

Guild Bank Alt 2:

  • Mail MoP items to GB Alt 1
  • Obtain Advanced Refridgeration Unit
  • Obtain Hyjal Expedition Bag
  • Obtain Otherworldly Bag
  • Obtain Triple Reinforced Mining Pack
  • Obtain Royal Scribe’s Satchel

A quick note about bags…data miners have turned up the addition of 3 bags in WoD;

…and these would effectively replace the bags I’m grinding rep for in the Molten Front. However since they are the same size (36 slots) as the Molten Front bags, I would rather obtain these, craft them and equip them before even setting foot on Draenor, rather than waiting until I level my hunter (the leatherworker) who is not currently my main.

In Summary of Professions, I do feel that I’m nearly completely ready to roll:

  • Alchemy (Elixir Mastery – to proc extra Flasks) – check
  • Alchemy (Transmutation – to proc extra transmutes) – check
  • Alchemy (Potions Mastery – to proc extra pots) – check
  • Tailoring x 2 alts at maximum – check
  • Leatherworking at maximum – check
  • Inscription at maximum – check
  • Jewelcrafting at maximum – check
  • Mining, Skinning and Herbalism at maximum – check
  • Fishing at maximum on 1 char – check (in progress on new main)
  • Cooking at maximum on 2 chars – check
  • First Aid at maximum on 3 chars – check
  • Blacksmithing at maximum – check
  • Engineering at maximum – check

General things to do before WoD:

These are not essential, but I’d still like to have them done. Those things that will cost gold will be done after I reach the 500k gold target.

and lastly…

On-going grinds that I acknowledge may take forever

I’ve just realised that this part of the list, could potentially go on forever, so I’m going to stop here, and focus on the things I can do TODAY to cross off some of those things at the very top of this post!

If you have some things that you want to share, about what you are doing to prepare, please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments box below.

If you feel this list may help other’s prepare for Warlords of Draenor, please also feel free to share on Twitter, Google+ etc.

Thank you for reading!

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Artenesse specialises in digital graphic design, and has been a creative professional since 2006. Blogging since 2004 and gaming since before the internet was actually a thing.


  1. Aska

    500k gold, someone thinks shit will cost a lot 😀 Only thing I gotta do before WoD is to find someone who’s willing to give/sell Ores/Leathers cheap :p…. For my Engineering/LW

    • Legolene

      Lol Aska! Yeah, it’s just a number. Stuff is going to cost a lot, and when flying is brought in, that won’t come cheap either. But it’s more so that I can craft some of the older mounts (last few panthers/chopper etc) before, or while I’m leveling in Draenor – without having to worry that I’m using gold for something that I might need that’s current.

  2. gamrok

    Very nice post and, since it’s the first time I visit it, very nice blog.

    It looks like you’re gonna be a busy person until the release. Other than insulting Garrosh (lol), I’ll also be leveling my holy paladin to get him ready for WOD, get a few more reps up: Shatari, Dragonmaw, Ashen Verdict,…

    I’ve dicovered your blog via twitter, I follow you now 😉 I’ve also added your blog to my blogroll 😉

    Thanks for the nice reads…

    • Legolene

      Thanks Gamrok – and hey – I was just on your blog too! Thanks for the follow, and good luck with all your prep work for WoD too. If you’re working on Sha’Tari Skyguard, then this can help – I just did it recently myself.

      Adding you to my blog roll too (it’s currently unpublished, but to publish it, is on my ‘blog to-do’ list).

  3. Jemmy

    In WOD your personal bank gets a separate ‘reagents’ tab. I think it has 56 slots but I can’t remember exactly. If you’re making reagent bags for bank slots, you may want to check it out and see if it is still necessary.

    • Legolene

      Hey Jemmy Thanks for the heads up. I am aware of the reagents tab – but I’d rather be over prepared than under – I mostly use bank tabs for mats anyway – so I’d rather have too many open slots than too few. I’m really pleased with all these ‘quality of life’ improvements that BLizzard are making though -it will really help.


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