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How to Survive the Legion Invasion in World of Warcraft [Guide]

So aside from the addition of Demon Hunter, what else would you see in World of Warcraft: Legion you asked? A Legion invasion of course! In August 30th, The Burning Legion will once more try to conquer all of Azeroth. They will unleash hell on the world from both green fel-fire portals and gigantic spaceships in the sky. The question now is, are you prepared for this massive invasion? Do you have all it takes to survive?

Don’t worry as we got you covered! Assuming that you are now well-equipped for the invasion, all you need to know now is how to survive the Legion Invasion or to be concise, to kick all of those demon’s big asses! Now, this guide will show you every details to know on how to finish the Legion Invasion and of course, get every possibly bit of shiny loot those demons will drop.

If you don't like reading however, there's a short video at the end of this post which briefly explains how to finish the Legion Invasion. However, we advice that you read the whole article as there's a lot of important things on it like tips on how to get around the invasion zones quickly and some other nitty-gritty details about the invasion.

Now let’s get started!

The Target Zones of The Burning Legion

The Burning Legion will invade a total of six zones across Kalimdor and The Eastern Kingdoms. Namely, these zones are: Azshara, Dun Morogh, Hillsbrad Foothills, Northern Barrens, Tanaris and Westfall. 

Tip: The invasion will not happen at the same time so it’s best that you take a look at your map on where the current invasion is being held.

Now for faster travel from point A to point B, here are some of the fastest routes to take for both the Alliance and the Horde:

Azshara (Orgrimmar Rear Gate)
For the Alliance, go grab the portal to Mount Hyjal from Stormwind and fly next to Azshara or, you can fly from Damascus if they haven’t unlocked the portal yet. While for the Horde players, you can go head north from Orgrimmar directly.

Dun Morogh (Kharanos)
For the Alliance, you can go to this invasion by heading outside from Ironforge. While the Horde players will need to take the portal to the Twighlight Highlands from Orgrimma and then fly south-west.

Hillsbrad Foothills (Tarren Mill)
The Horde can just travel there from just outside the Undercity while the Alliance must head to Tarren Mill from Ironforge or the portal to Twilight Highlands inside Stormwind.

Northern Barrens (The Crossroads).
Horde players can just exit Orgrimmar and head south while the Alliance will need to ride on a boat from Booty Bay to Ratchet.

Tanaris (Gadgetzan)
Both Alliance and Horde can travel to Gadgetzan from the portal to the Caverns of Time within Dalaran. Also, they can use the portal to Uldum which is located in both Stormwind and Orgrimmar. And of course, there’s flying. 
Tip: If you area Gnomish Engineer, then you could just use “Ultrasafe Transporter: Gadgetzan” to go there directly.

Westfall (Sentinel Hill)
The Alliance needs to head south of Stormwind while the Horde can take the portal to the Blasted Lands from Orgrimmar or they can travel through the ship from Ratchet to Booty Bay.

The Phases of the Invasions

Each invasion has multiple stages and you need to finish the first stage to proceed to the next one. You will be tasked to fill a progress bar to advance to the next stage. So here’s how the invasion goes:

Phase 1
The first phase is quite easy. All you need to do is kill as much demons to fill the progress bar. These demons are relatively weak so you won’t have any problems dismembering these creatures.

Phase 2
After you mopped up the cannon fodder, you will face two Legion lieutenants. Once you take them down, the demonic commander will spawn from a fel portal to avenge his fallen comrades. 

Tips on dealing with these demons: These demons are formidable so don’t face them lightly. Instead, you should treat them as raid bosses. Move to your raid position: Wherein tanks are in front while DPS and healers at the back, dealing damage, healing the tanks (as well as the DPS) and dodging every nasty attacks that the demonic commander will cast.

Phase 3
In this phase, it’s time you show some offense! Check your map and you’ll see some various demonic symbols lighting up. These symbols indicates the target you need to kill for the progress bar to be full and progress the next phase. In this phase you’ll encounter weak demons and mini-bosses which will protect various Legion structures like fel portal.

Your objective here is to eliminate all the demons that are protecting the Fel Crystals and destroy it. In this way, you’ll be rewarded with big boost in your progression bar.

Tip: Best that you have a minimum of five man team that is well-coordinated. In short, play with your friends.

Phase 4
This is the final phase of the invasion. You’ll be tasked to take out Demonic Overlords that are extremely powerful. And we say extremely powerful, this means that you’ll die instantly with a simple backhand from the Overlords if you are not a tank. In addition, they have a set of unique abilities that can also cause instant death. The best advice we can give you is threat them as raid bosses also. Only this time, you should be more cautious! Other good tips we can add are to attack these Overlords in the sides and, interrupt their abilities if you can, to prevent any death as much as possible.
Bonus tip: If you do die however, only resurrect when the boss isn’t in the middle of casting something big.

The Rewards

Achievements Unlocked
For players who defeated the Legion Invasion for the first time, you will be rewarded with the “Stand Against the Legion” achievement. In addition, you will have the “Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions” achievement unlocked after stopping the Legion in all six of the eligible zones. Both of these are exclusive to the pre-patch event, and will be unobtainable after it ends at the launch of Legion on August 30th.

The Shiny Loots
Each phase on the invasion will give you different loot rewards. Also, each phase has an incremental amount of Nethershards (you will have 260 of these if you completed all six invasions), which is an event exclusive currency used to purchase items from the “Captive Wyrmtongue” vendor present in each zone the invasions takes place in.

From the vendor, you can trade your Nethershards for a Felbat Pup minipet, the Coalesced Fel to upgrade your weapons, and a selection of item level 700 trinkets, jewelry and a cloak. You can also pick up four unique armour transmogs. These aren’t tangible pieces of gear, but instead unlock the respective appearances in your new Wardrobe collection. You just need to purchase these once to unlock them permanently on your account, with every Ensemble requiring at least eight completed invasions to purchase.

And lastly, completing phase two of the invasion will reward you with a “Small Legion Chest” which contains 35 Nethershards, as well as a chance for a random piece of “Fel-Touched Gear”: item level 685 armour appropriate for your class and spec. While the fourth stage will give you a “Large Legion Chest” which contains 90 Nethershards, another chance at some Fel Touched Gear, but also a chance for an item level 700 weapon. These weapons can be upgraded with another possible reward, a piece of “Coalesced Fel”, which can be used on a weapon to boost its item level up to a maximum of 725. This will do you nicely until you get your grubby mitts on your godly artifact weapon in Legion. 

Credits: Special thanks to LazyBeast Gaming for the video guide.