Today, we¡¯d like to take a closer look at the some of the content that will be coming to Azeroth in the weeks after the pre-expansion patch.
Around the second or third week of August (no later than August 17 globally), after you¡¯ve had time to play around with the patch and get a feel for the changes, some angry invaders are going to start dropping out of the skies over Azeroth.
You¡¯ll be able to identify where the invasions are currently happening by looking at your world map. As quickly as you can, head out to the zone that¡¯s under attack and lend your aid to the defense of Azeroth.
Each demon invasion takes place in four stages, and each stage ends with a reward of Nethershards¡ªand sometimes a chest. That means it¡¯s always a good time to rush out and fight the Legion.
A week after the invasions begin, the Legion¡¯s assault will begin to intensify. Then, a week after that, the demonic onslaught will intensify even more, increasing your chances to complete the event-only achievements Stand Against The Legion (for completing one invasion) and Defender of Azeroth: Legion Invasions (for completing invasions in all six locations).
When you participate in demon invasions and receive Nethershards, you¡¯ll want to hold on to them. Collect enough, and you can spend them on all sorts of transmogrification armor (there will be four ensembles available: cloth, leather, mail, and plate), new pieces for your neck, fingers, back, and trinket slots, as well as the event-only Felbat Pup battle pet, among and other useful items.
Speaking of weapons, you¡¯ll always want to open the chests you obtain from demon invasions, as they have a chance to drop one of ten event-only weapons, such as Wyrmtongue Spiteblade, Fel Lord's Warmace, or Eredar Battle Blade. At item level 700, these weapons might be more than a transmogrification collection item for you¡ªthey might be the perfect thing to pick up and swing at the face of the nearest demon!
One more item that we¡¯d like to tell you about is a new toy that will be available during the Demon Invasions: the Pocket Fel Spreader. It¡¯s not actually a good idea to leave it in your pocket, but it is a great idea to figure out how to obtain one of these tainted trifles¡ªbecause this may be your only chance.