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  1. SkunkyMunky

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    Hey guys! I've been quite active on my 19 twink searching around Azeroth for high ilvl gear and maybe things Blizzard overlooked in the pre-patch that allows us twinks to take advantage of! I thought I'd start composing a list here to help others out. Some of this stuff might be stuff you already know and other stuff might be new! I plan to edit this as needed, so bare with me if things are no longer applicable.

    NOTE: With Blizzard continuing to hotfix many OP items it might be a safe bet to start farming socketed gear/gems. This will most likely be the BIS gear for most brackets as they nerf high ilvl items and such. Just something to keep in mind!

    1. https://www.wowhead.com/item=158075/heart-of-azeroth (HoA)
    EDIT: As of 10/20, HoA now has a level 40 requirement to equip, no longer need to obtain.

    2. Azerite Armor
    EDIT: With HoA now having a level requirement of 40, azerite traits are disabled, but the gear itself is still usable (as of 10/20). The gear obtained pre-HoA nerf has remained the same iLvl. Newly obtained Azerite pieces scale down to an appropriate iLvl, no longer BIS in many cases. I would imagine that this gear will get nerfed someway, somehow with the rapid hotfixes that blizzard has been implementing.

    3. Legion Artifact Weapons
    Even though the relics have gotten a nerf, two +5 relics mean iLvl 30 weapons for 19 twinks which is a viable option. Do the quest for the weapons themselves, then go farm some legion dungeons or questlines for relics!

    EDIT: Druids ONLY: https://www.wowhead.com/item=135582/corrupted-ghanir-the-mother-tree?bonus=0#created-by-spell No longer applicable, they nerfed it into the ground. Complete the restoration artifact questline.

    4. Legion Zone End Rewards
    Here's a comment from WoWhead that explains the Legion Zone End Rewards from each zone.
    The four leveling [​IMG] Pillars of Creation all reward ilvl 50 gear for the final quest.
    5. Garrison Missions
    Yup, ya gotta go back to Warlords of Draenor and make another garrison. Once you get your Garrison to level two you can get some pretty awesome ilvl 40 gear from missions. It appears that only gloves and a ring are available and that is it! Still might be worth doing since you have to do the WoD intro to get to the rare elites anyway!
    Here's the guide I used to get my Garrison up and going earlier today: https://www.wowhead.com/guides/garrisons/quests-to-unlock-a-level-1-and-level-2-garrison
    Here's a newly released Garrison guide for the Shadowlands pre-patch. This guide includes a method that allows a player to skip the opening Draenor quest saving time! https://www.wowhead.com/news=318631/draenor-garrison-building-level-changes-in-shadowlands-pre-patch

    6. Warlords of Draenor On-Use/Proc Trinkets
    It appears Warlords of Draenor On-Use/Proc values were not scaled down on trinkets. If you want to see it for yourself go get an easy trinket in https://www.wowhead.com/item=108902/armored-elekk-tusk. Might be worth checking into more Rare spawn drops and lootable treasure around Draenor!

    7. Apexis Crystal "Assault" Rare Elites! (ilvl 44 Gear!!)

    UPDATE (10/21 @ 7:00PM EST): It appears that new items received from these rare mobs now scaled to your toon's level, but gear obtained from these rare mobs prior have retained their item level and appear to be grandfathered for now!

    EDIT (10/22): It appears that Cloaks, Rings, Necks, and some Shields/Off-Hands still have an Item Level of 44, expect these to get nerfed in the near future, go farm them while you still have the chance!

    EDIT (10/23): Blizzard has nerfed all ilvl 44 gear except rings/necks/cloaks even ones obtained prior to them hot fixing new drops. Best of luck on farming your BC dungeon gear and socketed crafting gear!

    Here's a Wowhead guide on all Apexis Crystal "Assault" Dailies, we only focus on the rare mobs in each zone as they each have a chance to drop a specific iLvl 44 piece. All you have to do is go to the zones (No need to pick up any quest) and kill rare mobs and hope for good drops. 19 twinks can only do the assault zones in Shadowmoon Valley, Frostfire Ridge, and Gorgrond. Browse this guide for what rares drop what loot! Some of the weapons have spicy procs! https://www.wowhead.com/guides/quests/guide-to-apexis-crystal-assault-dailies
    Note: It appears that these rare mobs do have a respawn timer that is not instant, so if it's not up it was likely recently killed. The rare mobs do exist!
    Note: Here are two additional ways of looking up rare spawns on Wowhead based on items they drop and loot tables. Keep in mind that all rare spawns might not be on these list so do some exploring yourself! Enjoy!
    https://www.wowhead.com/item=120945/primal-spirit#dropped-by;0+3-10-9+1;q=rare
    https://www.wowhead.com/news=244538...eons-610-and-molten-core-h#rarespawns-weapons

    8. https://www.wowhead.com/item=77530/ghost-iron-dragonling (NOT Engineer only!)
    Have someone make a Ghost Iron Dragonling and use a Relic of the past to make it Req lvl 14 and iLvl 19. Then go visit an engineering supplier in a major city (https://www.wowhead.com/npc=5519/billibub-cogspinner in Stormwind for example) and buy some cogwheels with the odd mats that are required to purchase them! These are the only cogwheels that work! The cogwheels made by a Pandarian engineer require an iLvl 38 trinket which our version of the dragonling is not so those do not work. Note: Can only have one kind of a cogwheel in the trinket.
    Note: You do have to be an engineer to place the cogwheels into the trinket. But not to equip the trinket.

    9. Apexis Shard Unique-Equip Gems (Burning Crusade)
    Through this thread, it has been brought to my attention that there are gems that have not been scaled down bought from a unique vendor in Blade's Edge Mountains in Outland! This vendor is https://www.wowhead.com/npc=23244/aether-tech-adept , he is unique in the fact that he only spawns during an event! This event appears to occur on a timer of 2-4 hours (based on my experience) and occurs at the vendor's location in Northern BEM, just Northeast of Besh'ir Landing. This event, which is waves of elite mobs, can prove difficult if not properly geared so be warned. Here is a list of the gems he sells and what stats they give to a level 19 toon:
    Note: Farm https://www.wowhead.com/item=32569/apexis-shard before you try and do the event! Save yourself some time and get 80+ shards prior to doing the event. I just killed the mobs at Besh'ir Landing and got 80 in about 40 minutes.
    Note #2: These gems are Unique-Equip, meaning you can only have one of each gem equipped on a character. So don't buy 3 of one gem thinking you'll be able to socket all of them into a chest piece!

    For future reference, there is another vendor that spawns after the one mentioned above, https://www.wowhead.com/npc=23245/aether-tech-master. He sells gear as well as Meta gems that have 5% Stun Resistance!

    10. https://www.wowhead.com/item=116154/barov-lumberjack-caller?bonus=0 Lumber Mill Trinket Questline!

    Thank you for bringing this one to my attention! Here's what ya gotta do to get this trinket. Note: Can do this at Lumber Mill Level 1.
    1. Build and complete a Lumber Mill.
    2. Do the first couple of quests that go along with it.
    3. Then go out into Draenor and find https://www.wowhead.com/object=235094/fallen-tree , I found mine in Shadowmoon Valley. (It appears the spawn rate at each location is not 100% - It would be my guess only one fallen tree spawns per zone and it varies character to character).
    4. This will give you a new garrison follower!
    5. Go back to your Garrison and get https://www.wowhead.com/quest=36448/reduction-in-force from your new NPC, then finish the quest and you now have a new trinket!

    That is all I have for now and is what I'm currently doing on my 19 twink! Let me know if there are things that could be added to this list or something I may be wrong about! Happy hunting all!
     
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    This is a fairly good compilation of all the information floating around that players have gathered. I will add the only two comparable weapons to the grandfathered artifact weapons currently known are two staffs: https://www.wowhead.com/item=135582/corrupted-ghanir-the-mother-tree?bonus=0#created-by-spell and https://www.wowhead.com/item=117551/staff-of-the-one-true-bramble-king. ilvl 48 for the first one and ilvl 44 for the second. I would act fast on all of these in case more gear inevitably gets either hotfixed and/or grandfathered. If you missed out on the artifacts, this could be a second chance. Even if you have the artifacts I would get these just in case.
     
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    OHHH really good find! The rares in Socrethar's Rise appear to drop ilvl 44 gear that's usable at 19, not just the staff you mentioned!
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 17, 2020, Original Post Date: Oct 17, 2020 ---
    Added Socrethar's Rise Rare mobs Section!
    7. Socrethar's Rise Rare Mobs
    It appears that the rares in this zone, the southern part of Shadowmoon Valley, drop ilvl 44 gear that is usable at 19! Thank you to @warriors301 who mentioned a staff that dropped from here. The second rare I killed dropped https://www.wowhead.com/item=119360/temptessas-knee-high-boots! They are ilvl 44 and usable at 19! Go farm these rares while we can all!
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 17, 2020 ---
    It also appears that the rare elite at darktide roost also drop ilvl 44 gear! I wonder what other high level mini zone like these there are. Just killed https://www.wowhead.com/npc=85555/nagidna and got ilvl 44 shoulders!
     
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    interesting, but it wasn't my find just from xpoff and the discord. Can't take the credit! I was wondering why it wasn't scaled, so its not just one item but a whole zone. I gtg there now i guess!
     
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    Got the wod trinket and it scaled tp ilvl 15. It was an Epic upgrade so thats maybe why
     
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    SkunkyMunky

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    I'm not sure about this quite yet, but it appears that all WoD zones that had mini zones dealing with the Apexis Crystal currencies have Rare Elites that drop iLvl 44 gear. I've only done the two in Shadowmoon Valley, the ones mentioned in my checklist above. I plan to try the zones in all the other zones tomorrow, I'm gonna be headed to bed here soon. I just looked up the keywords "Assault on" and looked at the different zones in Draenor. Gonna try them out tomorrow. Happy hunting all!
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 17, 2020, Original Post Date: Oct 17, 2020 ---
    It does Appear that the zones we are looking for these Rare Elites in are Assault Daily zones from back in WoD. The elites do only have a chance of dropping a piece of gear once a day. It also appears that we can only do the zones where 19s are allowed (Shadowmoon Valley, Frostfire Ridge, and possibly Gorgrond).
     
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    wow very cool thanks for sharing
     
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    I
    I've killed lots of rares in ffr now and everythibg scales to ilvl14 (I'm Still level 10)
     
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    Here come the questions from people who can’t read lol
     
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    I think you are correct, its not a guaranteed drop so i would get farming for it when you can.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 17, 2020 ---
    Its gonna be like the HoA, it is interesting how the same question is asked so many times everywhere, sometimes in different threads or the discord.
     
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    For wod rares check wowhead rare/treasure guides for each of available zones, they have all of them listed. Check for level 44 drops and go farm them.
    Some of those drops can also proc socket or leech/speed, good luck
     
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    They are specific rares. in FFR they are the rares at iron siegworks
     
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    I would get a full set first before farming for that
     
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    This thread tells you to get the neck too instead of: getting ilvl 59 non azerite quest chest, then going and getting neck and THEN picking up and turning in quest for shoulder/helm
     
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    did they fix the ilvl 58 non azerite chest yet?
     
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    I see now ty. Sry not Good English!
     
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    Idk. But I’m assuming current ones won’t get nerfed like the already GFd helms
     
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    are the apexis assaults active in any other zones? I want to fly there to check it out too see if it works.
     
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    Only way to get 58 chest and azerite shoulders is faction change.
    Chest is further than shoulders in the questchain.
     
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    UPDATE:
    Edited my #7 section to be focused on a wowhead guide that shows rare elites in each assault zone.

    7. Apexis Crystal "Assault" Rare Elite Dailies! (ilvl 44 Gear!!)

    EDIT: Here's a Wowhead guide on all Apexis Crystal "Assault" Dailies, we only focus on the rare mobs in each zone. I believe we can only do the zones in Shadowmoon Valley, Frostfire Ridge, and possibly Gorgrond. Browse this guide for what rares drop what loot! Some of the weapons are spicy! https://www.wowhead.com/guides/quests/guide-to-apexis-crystal-assault-dailies
     
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