7.1.5 Legendary Items Upgrade Clarification

General
Since the release of Patch 7.1.5, we've received a number of questions relating to the Nighthold Legendary item upgrades and how that process will work. We'd like to provide some clarity on what you can expect next week.

When the Nighthold opens next week, players who have acquired at least one Legion Legendary item will find a quest in Dalaran to upgrade a Legendary from item level 910 to 940. This quest involves collecting a number of Essences of Aman’thul, which can be found in the following locations:

  • Nighthold Raid Bosses
  • Weekly Mythic Keystone Cache
  • Emissary Bags
  • PvP Weekly Quests

  • Once you have completed the quest, you'll be given a Distilled Titan Essence, which can be consumed to upgrade a Legion Legendary item to level 940. The quest is repeatable, so you'll be able to earn as many Distilled Titan Essences as you need to upgrade any Legendaries you have.

    Additionally, once the Nighthold is open, any new Legendaries you discover will already be item level 940. Note that this does not apply retroactively to Emissary Bags that you may already have in your inventory when the time comes. Only new bags earned after the Nighthold is open have the chance to reward an item level 940 Legendary.
    Oh great making us pvp again, thanks guys.
    How many essences? What's the drop-rate? What's the expected time-frame for an upgrade? A week? 2 weeks? a month? 6 months?
    11/01/2017 18:38Posted by Nuckels
    Oh great making us pvp again, thanks guys.


    Oh please, half the people that do the PvP quests go as tank so they don't have to think about what they're doing, grow a pair
    Interesting. If only I wouldn't need to farm 2 months for an upgrade now like I did on my first leggo.
    11/01/2017 18:45Posted by Ashren
    11/01/2017 18:38Posted by Nuckels
    Oh great making us pvp again, thanks guys.


    Oh please, half the people that do the PvP quests go as tank so they don't have to think about what they're doing, grow a pair


    Wtf does that have to do with anything? I just cba to pvp for a legendary upgrade for pve, legendary's dont even work in pvp so whats the point?
    neat.
    11/01/2017 18:48Posted by Nuckels
    11/01/2017 18:45Posted by Ashren
    ...

    Oh please, half the people that do the PvP quests go as tank so they don't have to think about what they're doing, grow a pair


    Wtf does that have to do with anything? I just cba to pvp for a legendary upgrade for pve, legendary's dont even work in pvp so whats the point?


    In the same way PvPers have to grind dungeons as they're the most effecient way of getting AP for their weapons now Blizz plan to enable 54 traits in PvP next patch?

    Oh the horror, it's as if PvE and PvP aren't different games?!
    11/01/2017 18:56Posted by Ashren
    11/01/2017 18:48Posted by Nuckels
    ...

    Wtf does that have to do with anything? I just cba to pvp for a legendary upgrade for pve, legendary's dont even work in pvp so whats the point?


    In the same way PvPers have to grind dungeons as they're the most effecient way of getting AP for their weapons now Blizz plan to enable 54 traits in PvP next patch?

    Oh the horror, it's as if PvE and PvP aren't different games?!


    Ya except by the time 7.2 is out you got 54 without pve so please get a clue.
    So saving up the Emissary caches won't work to obtain the higher ilvl band of legendaries, but what about saving Emissary caches for more Distilled Titan Essences? It says you get them from the bags but doesn't mention whether they're available from stored caches... Any confirm?
    Sweet, PvP for legendary upgrades. Sounds amazing. I am very enthusiastic for this change that is heavily thought out and is not a spur of the moment decision.
    Drop rate?
    Most important question.
    Can I farm this in a days farming session or is it time gated like everything else?
    Wow people whou just recently aquiered their legendary or will do so between now and 18th must feel especially happy about this.
    Srsly either upgarde all legendaries or make everyone run through this upgrade process...
    Atleast make it so that we only have to do the actual process ONCE on the account and give us the ability to buy further upgrades across diffrent legendaries on different characters, maybe via order hall resources - it's not like we have anything else to use those on.
    Just be happy that you get the upgrade to 940 almost for free. We already got an upgrade to 910 for doing nothing at all.
    11/01/2017 18:41Posted by Znufflessd
    How many essences? What's the drop-rate?


    According to WoWhead, the quest requires 50 Essences. Blizzard never publicize their drop rates so we will only get a hint of that once they start dropping and wowhead users upload their loot to the DB to get an indication there.
    13/01/2017 10:41Posted by Shammoz
    11/01/2017 18:41Posted by Znufflessd
    How many essences? What's the drop-rate?


    According to WoWhead, the quest requires 50 Essences. Blizzard never publicize their drop rates so we will only get a hint of that once they start dropping and wowhead users upload their loot to the DB to get an indication there.


    If it's 50 essences, then at least the Nighthold bosses should drop them 100%. Enough with the damn time-gating!

    If I would depict this expansion, it'd be the expansion of RNG and time-gates.
    13/01/2017 12:29Posted by Uruk

    If I would depict this expansion, it'd be the expansion of RNG and time-gates.


    And you would be quite right by doing so. This expansion has a lot of gating mechanics(be it time or rep) as well as endless amounts of RNG.

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