Legion Invasions

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For the similar style of event that took place on the Broken Isles during Legion, see Legion Assaults.

Legion Invasions
Legion Invasions
Conflict: Third invasion of the Burning Legion
Place: Azeroth
Outcome: Stalemate
  • Legion Invasion Locations defended.
  • Burning Legion invades other places.
  • Dalaran moves to the Broken Isles.
  • Battle continues.
Belligerents


Commanders and leaders
Strength
Casualties and losses
  • ~Unknown
  • ~Unknown
Inv legionadventure.png

The subject of this article or section was part of Legion Invasions, a world event that heralded the beginning of the Burning Legion's third invasion of Azeroth prior to Legion.

The Legion Invasions or Demon Invasions[1][2] were the pre-Legion launch event. Playing on other events like the pre-Naxxramas Scourge Invasion and pre-Wrath of the Lich King Zombie Infestation, the Burning Legion invaded Azeroth before the launch of the expansion starting on August 9, rewarding players that stood against them with unique armor appearances, weapons, toys, and pets. The start of the event also coincided with the release of a related questline to the Battle for the Broken Shore. The event ended with the release of Legion on August 30.

The event saw invasions in six separate locations, split between Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. The invasions began in the more remote zones, such as Tanaris, and drastically ramped up from there each week. The first week had two zones under invasion every four hours. The second week had three invasions every two hours. The final week culminated with a constant Legion invasion across every invasion zone.[3]

The invasions themselves featured the arrival of Legion forces, with each invasion split into three stages. To defeat the invasion players were required to battle ground troops, destroy Legion structures and defeat a number of elite commanders, fighting back the Legion's advances, while legion ships rained felfire from above. Players were aided in populated areas by the local NPCs, who were neutral for both factions for the duration of each invasion.

The invasions scaled from level 10 to 100, so that even those who were leveling in the area were able to participate.[4] For sub-max-level characters the invasions also offered substantial experience rewards, allowing for highly accelerated leveling.

While all eyes were focused on the invasions, dark whispers were heard in the Alliance and Horde capitals, tempting heroes to join the Legion. The willing were transformed into mighty dreadlords, raid boss-level demons with powerful abilities.

Areas of conflict

Dun Morogh

Under the command of Harbinger Faraleth and Dread Commander Il'tholzul, the Legion launched an attack on the Dun Morogh region.

Muradin and Moira defended Kharanos while Falstad Wildhammer took the skies against the felbats. Mountaineer Helmholt defended Misty Pine Refuge against an Annihilan. The remaining Frostmanes were enslaved by the Burning Legion under a nathrezim and used as tools for their army. Amberstill Ranch also fell under the Legion's command and the dwarves there were enslaved as well. The battle at the Frostmane Front was ended as the Legion took over. The Tundrid Hills, Grizzled Den and the Brewfest area had been taken by the Legion. The Legion blocked the road leading to Gnomeregan, cutting off communication between the areas. The Ironforge Airfield was taken by the Legion and the last defenders were led by Mountaineer Falmor. The Gol'Bolar Quarry was also attacked by the Legion.

Among the defenders of the mountains were a high number of Dun Morogh Mountaineers, Ironforge Guards, Ironforge Gryphon Riders and Wildhammer Gryphon Riders as well as a contingent of Dark Iron dwarves including demolitionists, riflemen, shadowcasters and skulkers. Many siege weapons operated by dwarven and gnomish engineers were fielded by the defenders, such as siege engines, mechano-tanks and gyrocopters, which had a special corps of Battle Pilots. Several Covert Operatives from Gnomeregan also participated in defending Kharanos.  [Thunder Special] beer was freely available to raise the morale of the defenders. A randomized Alliance military camp could also spawn in the region.

Azshara

Under the command of Fel Commander Maz'golar, Flamebringer Az'rothel and Vel'thrak the Punisher, the Legion launched an attack on Azshara. The goal of the mission was to charge into Orgrimmar.

Jastor Gallywix defended the Orgrimmar Rear Gate, making sure that no demon passed through. At Talrendis Point, the remaining Alliance forces defended the area under Commander Jarrodenus. Valormok was defended by its residents. The Legion's advance took the Ruins of Eldarath and the Shattered Strand, killing all the local naga. The Mountainfoot Strip Mine was also conquered by the Legion, as the local inhabitants of orcs and night elves were enslaved by a nathrezim.

Among the defenders of the Orgrimmar rear gate were Orgrimmar Grunts and Bilgewater Soldiers under the command of Ag'tor Bloodfist and Gallywix. Several demolishers, goblin engineers and Orgrimmar Wind Riders had been deployed as well. On the Alliance side, Talrendis Point was defended by the Talrendis Ancient and the garrison of the outpost.

Northern Barrens

Under the command of Fel Commander Vorgroth and Arch Magus Velysra, the Legion launched an attack on the Northern Barrens. Their main goal was to take the hearth of the Barrens, the Crossroads. The Crossroads was defended by High Overlord Saurfang.

Near the Crossroads, the mighty beast Echeyakee was subdued by a dreadstalker, but was saved and bandaged, thus joining the fight alongside adventurers. A big part of the Gold Road was held by the Legion, whilst the Horde attempted to fight them back. All the old True Horde structures (the Kor'kron elemental camp, the Kor'kron lumber yard, the Kor'kron refinery and the Kor'kron meat camp, which was used as a field prison) had been taken by the Legion. Parts of the Forgotten Pools were taken by the Legion as well, and the local centaurs had been killed off. Thorn Hill and Grol'dom Farm were in turmoil with the Legion invading these areas as well. Darsok's outpost fell to the Legion. Mercs of the Venture Company defended the Sludge Fen against the demons. The goblins of Ratchet defended the town under Gazlowe, which was riding his own custom shredder. However, the Legion outside the city had mind controlled several goblins to their will. Far Watch Post also fell to the Legion as Kargal Battlescar defended the bridge to Durotar.

Among the Horde defenders were many Horde Guards and Orgrimmar Wind Riders, supported by the grunts of the various local outposts. A randomized Horde military camp could also spawn in the region. The oil platform at the Sludge Fen was defended by Oilrig Bombers, Oilrig Snipers and Oil Rig Engineers.

Tanaris

Under the command of Mal'serus and Arch Magus Velysra, the Legion launched an attack on Tanaris. Their main goal was to take the capital of the Steamwheedle Cartel, Gadgetzan. Gadgetzan was defended by Marin Noggenfogger, which was riding his own custom shredder.

Thistleshrub Valley had been taken by the Legion and they now controlled the entrance to Uldum. Eastmoon Ruins was in conflict as the demons were trying to claim it from Wastewanders. Sandsorrow Watch had fallen to the Legion. Goblins, Horde and Alliance fought against the Legion at Gadgetzan. Most of the Abyssal Sands and all of the Broken Pillar had been taken over by the demons. The Bootlegger Outpost and Dunemaul Compound fell to the Burning Legion. Some other goblin enclaves resisted against the Legion, such as the Dunemaul Recruitment Camp and Wumble's one.

The area was less well-defended than the other regions of Azeroth, being further away from Alliance and Horde capitals. Still, Gadgetzan could count on its bruisers, bombers and balloons as well as the staff of its arena, including Katrina Turner and quartermasters such as Argex Irongut, Blazzek the Biter and Tiny Tayger. Meanwhile, the Bronze dragonflight sealed off the Caverns of Time as Illidari demon hunters held the area, and the entrance of Un'Goro Crater was defended by Maximillian of Northshire and, surprisingly, Stone Guardians. Initially found south of Sandsorrow Watch, even a stranded mechanical chicken could be found fighting against the invaders. A randomized Horde, Alliance or Goblin military camp could also spawn in the region.

Westfall

Under the command of Fel Commander Urgoz and Arch Magus Zyrel, the Legion launched an attack on Westfall. Their main goal was to take the hearth of Westfall, Sentinel Hill. Sentinel Hill was defended by Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle.

In the plains of Westfall, war raged between the demons and the transient people of the area. Being simple farmlands, the demons took much of the land with ease. The Dead Acre, the Dust Plains, Stendel's Pond, the Molsen Farm, the Jansen Stead, Furlbrow's Pumpkin Patch, Jangolode Mine, Alexston Farmstead and Demont's Place had been taken by the Burning Legion. Saldean's Farm was also attacked, with Farmer Saldean and his wife managing to hide in their house. The residents of Moonbrook were obliterated. The demons also refurbished some of the local machineries, with the Reconstructed Fel Reaper 5000 and the Soul Harvesters now under their grasp.

A contingent from Stormwind City was sent to defend the area. Among it were Stormwind Guards, Stormwind Knights, Stormwind Gryphon Riders, Stormwind Mages and siege engines. The guards at the Dagger Hills camp were mind controlled by a nathrezim. Sentinel Hill was defended by a militia of Uprooted Farmhands, Displaced Workers and Sentinel Hill Marksmen.

Hillsbrad Foothills

Under the command of Rotbringer Velthux and Flameweaver Verathix, the Legion launched an attack on the Hillsbrad Foothills. Their main goal was to take the largest Forsaken town here, Tarren Mill. Tarren Mill was defended by Helcular.

Jorek Ironside guarded the entrance to Frostwolf Village successfully. Corrahn's Dagger was under attack and being defended by Captain Iceheart. The Headland was being fought over by Instructor Rufus, Drill Sergeant Magnus, and Captain Crudbeard against the Legion. Gavin's Naze was also under siege while Stormwind Knights defended the siege weapons there. Darrow Hill was taken by the Legion. The Nethander Stead was attacked and all the Mudsnout gnolls were killed by the Legion. The Ruins of Southshore were also attacked by the Legion, which seemed interested into researching the blight there, and the guards of the Sludge Fields were enslaved by a nathrezim.

Among the Horde defenders were Dreadguards, Deathguard Elites, Forsaken Bat-Riders as was as a contingent from Undercity including Undercity Guardians, Bragor Bloodfist and Aleric Hawkins. On the Alliance side, the Stormpike Guard had deployed Stormpike Battle-Priests to support their troops. A randomized Alliance military camp could also spawn in the region.

Randomized military camps

Several of the attacked regions had areas dedicated to spawning randomized military camps. Each military camp was defended by a small contingent of guards and had several siege weapons that could be taken away by adventurers.

Illidari Camps

After being freed from the Vault of the Wardens, the Illidari set up camps around the world. The camps were defended by Illidari Enforcers. A reluctant vendor in the form of a Captive Wyrmtongue plus an Illidari Darkdealer could also be found there. The main leader of each camp was Falara Nightsong. These camps could be found in Azshara, Northern Barrens, Tanaris, Hillsbrad Foothills, Dun Morogh and Westfall, as well as the capital cities of Stormwind City and Orgrimmar.

NPC Vendors

Captive Wyrmtongue

Captive Wyrmtongue
<Reluctant 'Quartermaster'>
Item Cost Type
 [Felbat Pup] 150Nethershard Pet
 [Coalesced Fel] 150Nethershard Item upgrade
 [Ensemble: Fel-Infused Cloth Armor] 200Nethershard Appearance
 [Ensemble: Felshroud Leather Armor] 200Nethershard Appearance
 [Ensemble: Fel-Chain Mail Armor] 200Nethershard Appearance
 [Ensemble: Felforged Plate Armor] 200Nethershard Appearance
 [Demon Commander's Drape] 50Nethershard Back
 [Infernal Cord] 50Nethershard Neck
 [Legionaire's Fel Pendant] 50Nethershard Neck
 [Nether Twisted Band] 50Nethershard Finger
 [Legion Bound Ring] 50Nethershard Finger
 [Felstalker Spine] 50Nethershard Trinket
 [Inquisitor's Talisman] 50Nethershard Trinket
 [Mo'arg Clan Token] 50Nethershard Trinket
 [Glaive of the Fallen] 100Nethershard Warglaive

Illidari Darkdealer

Inv ore feliron.png [Felstone]
3Nethershard
Inv potione 2.png [Potion of Fel Protection]
3Nethershard
Inv firstaid bandage.png [Battle-Mender's Dressing]
1Nethershard

Falara Nightsong

Inv misc food wheat 02.png [Illidari Rations] Inv drink waterskin 07.png [Illidari Waterskin]

Locations

Stages

Legion invasions play out in scenarios. Much like Garrisons and open-world quest scenarios, as players enter an invasion zone, they will automatically join a scenario in progress. There can be multiple concurrent invasions taking place in a zone - players will always join a scenario that's in Stage 1, however.

Stage 1

Defend <Town>.

The main objective in stage one is to defend the main town of the local area. A Legion ship will appear over it and a big portal will open. A meter will appear and the phase will end when it reaches 100%.

Quotes

Kharanos
Start
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: The Burning Legion! Lads, lasses, get to ya positions! If you can't fight, take shelter!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: The Legion's returned! Send word ta Ironforge an' get ta yer posts!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: We got company! Legion ships spotted our head! Ready up!
During battle
  • Moira Thaurissan yells: Didn't think the Dark Iron'd let the lot o' ye have all the fun, did ye?
  • Moira Thaurissan yells: By the might of the Dark Iron! For Ironforge!
  • Moira Thaurissan yells: The Legion'll ne'er prevail if the Dark Irons have a say 'bout it!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Blades at the ready! We got incomin'!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Git ready! 'Ere they come!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Stand strong! Show them demons they'll not take Ironforge!
Gadgetzan
Start
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: East over the water! Looks like the Legion is back for more! Positions! Hurry up!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Oh, this is not look! Legion ship overhead! If you don't buy taxes, now is the time to pay up!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Legion ship to the east! Lock up shop, hide your breakables! Things are about to get... interesting.
During battle
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Ready up! I've got a bad feeling about this!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Everybody get ready! We have incoming, and they sound testy.
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: This is not a drill! Here they come! First priority: protect my stuff!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: If you take 'em down don't forget their weapons! Those'll fetch a pretty penny.
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: I'm sure more backup will be arriving shortly. I've got friends in the highest of places.
Sentinel Hill
Start
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Legion ships on the horizon! All forces to Sentinel Hill!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: The sky burns, allies! The Legion comes at us again!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Prepare for battle! We won't allow the Legion to destroy what we've built here!
During battle
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Close ranks! We make our stand here!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Ready your blades, allies! The battle begins!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Steel at the ready! We have incoming!
Orgrimmar Rear Gate
Start
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: We got company! Keep track of everything the demons break! I'm sending them a bill!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: On your toes, people! You have a sacred duty to protect the investments of your trade prince!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Not again! These demons have no respect for private property! Let's teach them a lesson!
During battle
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Hope you heroes brought enough ammunition!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Here they come! Time to prove your worth!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: I don't like the sound of that! Stand tall, even if you're short!
Crossroads
Start
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Unsheathe your weapons, heed the call of war! The Legion approaches from the north!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: The Legion vessel is closing in! Take your positions! If you can lift a weapon, pick it up and fight!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: A Legion ship approaches! Stand ready! If we lose the Barrens, all of Kalimdor will fall!
During battle
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Stand strong! Incoming!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Form ranks! Weapons ready!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Ready up! We have incoming!
Tarren Mill
Start
  • Helcular yells: Forsaken! Allies! The hour to stand against the Burning Legion is at hand! Prepare yourselves!
  • Helcular yells: The Legion approaches. Muster your strength and ready your incantations, for war has arrived!
  • Helcular yells: Rise, champions! Heed the call of battle! The Burning Legion sets its sights on Tarren Mill!
During battle
  • Helcular yells: Do not waver! Bring them down!
  • Helcular yells: Hold your ground! Give no quarter!
  • Helcular yells: Demons come! Make them pay!

Stage 2

Defeat the Demon Commander.

After you defend the town, three or four demons will appear (two or three Lieutenants and one Commander). After defeating the Lieutenants the Commander will spawn. Defeating the Commander will give you a  [Small Legion Chest].

Quotes

Kharanos
Demon Commander appears
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: We're ain't got this far to give up just yet! Bring them down!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: By the might o' Ironforge, rise up! Bring them foul demons a swift death!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Show them demons no mercy!
Gadgetzan
Demon Commander appears
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Looks like those two are joining the party! Get the hats and sparklers ready!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Bring 'em down, boys! That one's head will make a nice trophy... if we can find a big enough wall.
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Aim for their shins, or knees, or... or whatever you can reach! Just take 'em out already!
Sentinel Hill
Demon Commander appears
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: We must drive them back! Focus on their commanders!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: The doomguards make their descent! Ready at the Hill!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Allies of all flags and kingdoms, time to fight for our lands is now!
Orgrimmar Rear Gate
Start
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: This punch looks... bigger! But that's no excuse to slack off!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: They're pouring it on! Show 'em we're no slouches!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Is it just me, or are they getting angrier and... redder?
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: This one wants to be the big boss! Sorry bub, the position's been filled... BY ME!
Demon Commander appears
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Bring this one down quick! He's wrecking havoc on property values!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Show them there's only room for one boss in Azshara... me!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: This demon's trying to muscle in on MY territory. Put a stop to it!
Crossroads
Start
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: They aren't letting up! Stand firm!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Hold your ground! Give no quarter to these invaders!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Show them our strength! Do not relent!
Demon Commander appears
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Focus your attacks! Bring them down!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Send these demons back to the Twisting Nether!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Ready your blades! Take down the commander!
Tarren Mill
Start
  • Helcular yells: Their strength surges! Whether you fight for god, king, or gold, take them down!
  • Helcular yells: More of them! Do not let fear cause you to shirk your duty!
  • Helcular yells: Such brutish force! They grow stronger! Do not falter!
Demon Commander appears
  • Helcular yells: Muster your might! Focus your attacks! Bring down this foul creature at once!
  • Helcular yells: Relive this demon of its head! The tide will turn in our favor!
  • Helcular yells: Make sure this one pays for its impudence!

Stage 3

Repel the Legion forces.

After the commander dies, the Burning Legion appears throughout the area. Structures are teleported all over the zone, and Legion ships will start patrolling between these bases. A meter will appear and the phase will end when it reaches 100%.

Quotes

Kharanos
Start
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Looks like we're taking the fight to them!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Mount up! We got to stop their advance!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Spread out! This fight is just getting started!
During battle
  • Falstad Wildhammer yells: More on the horizon! Spread out before they reach the gates!
  • Falstad Wildhammer yells: Their numbers keep growing! We'll watch the skies overhead! Put them out down below!
  • Falstad Wildhammer yells: All Legion camps spotted! Bring them down and be quick about it!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Their numbers be growin'! We're gonna need more from every one o' ya!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Hold strong, brothers and sisters! We make our stand! For Azeroth!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: No matter how tired ye be, how wounded... show 'em no weakness! We fight together!
Gadgetzan
Start
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Everybody get out there! It's time to kick these things to the curve... if Gadgetzan had curves.
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Not on my watch! Fan out and take 'em down!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Pack up your things! We're bringing the fight to them!
During Battle
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Looks like they're getting stronger! None of you better be feeding those things!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Oh look! They've gotten a bit larger... but way more angry!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Something must be getting under their skin! They're much bigger and meaner!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Looks like we got more company! Hide the good silverware!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: This is getting out of hand! They're on the move again! What gives?
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Watch yourselves! They're popping up everywhere... like broke relatives!
Sentinel Hill
Start
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: All forces, spread out! Legion corruption rises in all directions!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Make haste! Spread throughout the lands! Purge this infestation!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Take back what is ours! Show these demons their way back to the Nether!
During battle
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: They aren't letting up! Hold strong!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: We hold the Hill for Stormwind; for all of Azeroth!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Do not give ground! Do not yield! Fight on!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: More camps on the horizon! Bring them down!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Their forces have spread! We must not let them reach Stormwind!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: The Legion's determination grows! End this vile corruption at once!
Orgrimmar Rear Gate
Start
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: They're spreading out! Unpaid overtime is hereby authorized... find them!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: These demons are making themselves at home... in MY home! Spread out and stop them!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: They're expanding operations! Hey, I'm the only one who's supposed to do that!
During battle
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: There's more work to be done! Don't let me catch you napping!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Don't let up now! You've got an obligation to defend my assets!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: I want these demons cleared out by suppertime. I can't afford to miss a meal!
Crossroads
Start
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Don't let them hold an inch of ground! Drive them out!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: These demons dare to befoul Azeroth? Take back what is rightfully ours!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Fan out! Purge this demonic infestation!
During battle
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Rest when they're dead... or you are! Until then, FIGHT!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Move out! Rid our lands of them!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Legion reinforcements! Show them no mercy!
Tarren Mill
Start
  • Helcular yells: Our fight continues, allies! Rid out! Purge these demons from Hillsbrad!
  • Helcular yells: Victory can yet be ours, champions. Move out and rid our lands of this demonic presence!
  • Helcular yells: No demon may walk in Hillsbrad unless it answers to me! Spread out! Expunge them!
During battle
  • Helcular yells: Heroes of Azeroth! If you ever loved Hillsbrad, whether in years past or this day, stand and fight!
  • Helcular yells: The darkness grows! Their influence spreads! Oppose them!
  • Helcular yells: Even more of them come! They must be stopped!

Final Stage

Defeat the Demon Lord.

After Stage 3, the final boss will appear at the main town. Defeating it will give you a  [Large Legion Chest] and end the invasion.

Quotes

Kharanos
Start
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Their leader be attacking Kharanos! Come here and show them what you got!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Get to Kharanos! We got to stop their leader! For the glory of Ironforge!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Spit out your blood, bind your wounds, and get your arses to Kharanos! We got one last fight in us!
Victory
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Yer deeds ought be praised, champions! The Legion's been stopped! Ya did it!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Well done, champions! Ironforge won't soon be forgettin' your efforts on the battlefield!
  • Muradin Bronzebeard yells: Great work, all of ya! I fear this won't be the last we seen of the Burning Legion! But when they come back, we'll be ready!
Gadgetzan
Start
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Heroes! Take down their leader at Gadgetzan! Show 'em we got hearts of gold, at least 72% pure!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: When this is all over, don't forget your free - or slightly discounted - Noggenfoggers!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: We make our stand at Gadgetzan! Time to stick it to their boss! Dibs on everything in his pockets!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: It's big, it's ugly, it's... uh... Just get your behinds to Gadgetzan and kill it already!
Victory
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Nicely done! Not our most profitable day, but the losses could've been worse!
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: It's not every day you get to save the... day! I'm gonna work on that.
  • Marin Noggenfogger yells: Well done, my friends! Minimal discounted Noggenfoggers all around!
Sentinel Hill
Start
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Your time on this world end now, demon! Allies, gather at Sentinel Hill!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Quickly, heroes, defend the Hill! Slay the demon's master!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: To Sentinel Hill at once! Together we cast this demon back into the Twisting Nether!
Victory
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: The Light shines in Westfall for another day, thanks to all of you. But we must remain vigilant!
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: Thanks to your efforts, the Burning Legion has failed yet again. Westfall Brigade is in your debt.
  • Marshal Gryan Stoutmantle yells: They may scorch our lands... They may slay our kin... but we will NEVER surrender! For Azeroth!
Orgrimmar Rear Gate
Start
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Yeesh! Ugliest demon so far! Fight in the name of your handsome trade prince!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: This one wants to be the big boss! Sorry, bub, the position's been filled... BY ME!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Take the leader down! Bring me its head... and its coin purse. The latter being my preference!
Victory
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: You saved the day! Nice work! I'll be sending you a small bill for the damages, though.
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Way to go! You've made your trade prince very proud. Just wipe your boots before coming near my palace!
  • Trade Prince Gallywix yells: Well done! Your combat skills are impressive! As advertised, and this trade prince knows how to advertise!
Crossroads
Start
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Get to the Crossroads! Everyone on the leader! Take its head!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Rally up at the Crossroads! Take out the biggest threat!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: It's attacking the Crossroads! Come and show this monstrosity the price for trespassing on OUR world!
Victory
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: The demons have fallen to our blades! They were no match for the champions of Azeroth!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Victory is ours! But stay strong... the true battle is yet to come!
  • High Overlord Saurfang yells: Well fought! The Legion won't soon forget the sting of Kalimdor steel!
Tarren Mill
Start
  • Helcular yells: Draw forth your power, whether magic or might! Send the demon back to the Nether!
  • Helcular yells: Enough of your madness, demon! Your time is at an end!
  • Helcular yells: Bathe in sorrow, demon! You cannot break us! The Burning Legion will fall!
Victory
  • Helcular yells: Revel in our victory, but never forget... time is not our ally. The Legion will return.
  • Helcular yells: Victory! Mend your wounds and regain your strength, for we must stay ready. The Legion's efforts have only begun...
  • Helcular yells: In saving Tarren Mill, you defended all of Lordaeron. Savor our victory, but remember... this was only the beginning!

Currency

[Nethershard] is the currency given for completing an invasion event, the Legion Chests, and by killing the stronger demons.

They can be used to buy several things from the Captive Wyrmtongues and Illidari Darkdealers.

Rewards

 [Large Legion Chest]

The chest contains 10Nethershard, one to two item level 700 armor pieces of your character's armor type, a chance at a weapon, and a chance at a  [Coalesced Fel]

 [Small Legion Chest]

The chest contains 5Nethershard and one to two item level 700 armor pieces of your character's armor type, and a chance at a weapon.

Named demons

All named demons (and those marked with a green skull on the zone map and minimap) will drop 5-10Nethershard.

Armor and weapons

All armor and weapon types can be found inside the chests. The chests will only contain loot equippable by the character that opens the chest, including the  [Glaive of the Fallen] which can otherwise be bought on [Nethershard] vendors instead.

Name Slot Type
 [Corrupted Argus Gavel] One-hand Mace (intellect)
 [Eredar Battle Blade] One-hand Sword (intellect)
 [Eredar Splitter] One-hand Axe (agility)
 [Fel Barbed Spear] Two-hand Polearm (agility)
 [Fel Hacker] One-hand Axe (strength)
 [Fel Lord's Warmace] Two-hand Mace (strength)
 [Glaive of the Fallen] One-hand Warglaives (agility)
 [Hellfury Longbow] Ranged Bow (agility)
 [Inquisitors Wand] Ranged Wand (intellect)
 [Wyrmtongue Spiteblade] One-hand Dagger (agility)
 [Fel-Infused Boots] Feet Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Bracers] Wrists Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Cinch] Belt Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Grips] Hands Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Hauberk] Chest Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Helm] Head Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Leggings] Legs Cloth
 [Fel-Infused Spaulders] Shoulders Cloth
 [Felshroud Belt] Waist Leather
 [Felshroud Bindings] Wrists Leather
 [Felshroud Boots] Feet Leather
 [Felshroud Gloves] Hands Leather
 [Felshroud Hood] Head Leather
 [Felshroud Pants] Legs Leather
 [Felshroud Shoulders] Shoulders Leather
 [Felshroud Vest] Chest Leather
 [Fel-Chain Boots] Feet Mail
 [Fel-Chain Bracers] Wrists Mail
 [Fel-Chain Cinch] Belt Mail
 [Fel-Chain Grips] Hands Mail
 [Fel-Chain Hauberk] Chest Mail
 [Fel-Chain Helm] Head Mail
 [Fel-Chain Leggings] Legs Mail
 [Fel-Chain Spaulders] Shoulders Mail
 [Felforged Chestplate] Chest Plate
 [Felforged Gauntlets] Hands Plate
 [Felforged Helmet] Head Plate
 [Felforged Legplates] Legs Plate
 [Felforged Pauldrons] Shoulders Plate
 [Felforged Vambraces] Wrists Plate
 [Felforged Waistplate] Waist Plate
 [Felforged Warboots] Feet Plate

 [Pocket Fel Spreader]

Classes that have a way to sense demons, or using  [Elixir of Detect Demon] sometimes have another option towards the Doomsayer. When saying the line There's something not quite right about you... the doomsayer is revealed to be a Dread Infiltrator. Once they are killed, they have a chance to drop a  [Pocket Fel Spreader].

Secrets

On or before B [98] The Battle for Broken Shore, players can interact with four secret NPCs to acquire some unique items. These NPCs are limited to their faction, and those of the opposite faction cannot interact with them.

Dark Whispers

A complement to the invasions taking place in the various zones, the Dark Whispers event took place within Stormwind and Orgrimmar, tempting the heroes of Azeroth to turn against their allies and join the Burning Legion.

During the event players in the two cities had a very small chance of hearing a whisper asking them to convert to the Legion's line of thinking. If the player accepted, they would get a new action bar with some interesting abilities, and gain 9 stacks of the Frail Mind debuff. The process then had two phases: in the first the player used their abilities to wreak havoc in the city, causing them to slowly remove their stacks of Frail Mind. Once all Frail Mind stacks were gone, the player was able to transform into a Dreadlord for 1 minute, gaining raid boss-level abilities. Transforming into a Dreadlord or using certain abilities during the first phase would mark the player an ally of the Legion, making them hostile to friendly characters and allowing them to attack and kill NPCs and other players.

Phase 1
  • Spell nature focusedmind.png  Turn Ally — Impart Dark Whispers into the mind of an ally after 10 sec. Using this ability will out you as an ally of the Legion for 15 sec. Removes one stack of Frail Mind.
  • Spell shadow nethercloak.png  Cloak of Darkness — Vanish into the darkness for 20 sec.
  • Ispell priest spectralguise.png  Illusionary Guise — Take on the guise of a target.
  • Spell mage presenceofmind.png  Hysteria — Cause hysteria in a group of targets, making them fight with allies for 10 sec. Using this ability will out you as an ally of the Legion for 15 sec. Does not affect targets that have been recently hysterical.
  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Give In To Darkness — Become a powerful Dreadlord.This power will kill you after 1 min. Cannot be used if the caster has a Frail Mind.
Phase 2

Transforming into a Dreadlord provided the following abilities:

  • Spell shadow vampiricaura.png  Vampiric Cleave — Cleaves targets in front of the Dreadlord, stealing 92500 to 107500 health from each victim.
  • Spell shadow shadowworddominate.png  Shadow Madness — Takes control of an enemy player through Shadow Madness, increasing damage dealt by 200% and health by 200% for 30 sec. This effect is removed if the target falls below 50% health.
  • Spell shadow carrionswarm.png  Carrion Swarm — Deals 231250 to 268750 Shadow damage to enemies in a large cone and reduces their healing taken by 75% for 5 sec.
  • Spell nature sleep.png  Slumber Fog — Created clouds of sleeping gas under up to 3 nearby enemies.

Auction Houses were a popular location for transforming into a Dreadlord due to the large number of players normally gathered there, many AFK, providing easy targets. Absent players could be killed in 2-3 globals using the Dreadlord's abilities.

Videos

Buffs

Weapons

Icons

Vehicles

Alliance

  • Mechano-Tank
    • Inv ammo bullet 01.png  Machine Gun — A channeled attack that deals 1272 to 1428 damage every quarter-second to target enemy for 3 sec. This effect ignores armor.
    • Spell shaman staticshock.png  Electro-Net — Deals Nature damage every 2 sec. for 10 sec and roots the target.
    • Inv gizmo rocketbootextreme.png  Nitro Injectors — Increases movement speed by 75% for 5 sec.
  • Glaive Thrower
    • Ability upgrademoonglaive.png  Glaive Throw — Fires a large glaive towards the target dealing 1696 to 1904 damage and 943 to 1057 siege damage in a 5 yard radius.
    • Inv weapon shortblade 06.png  Blade Salvo — Fires a volley of smaller blades towards the target area. Each blade deals 1413 to 1587 damage in a 5 yard radius. Lasts 10 sec.
  • Gyrocopter
    • Inv ammo bullet 01.png  Machine Gun — A channeled attack that deals 1272 to 1428 damage every quarter-second to target enemy for 3 sec. This effect ignores armor.
    • Ability ironmaidens bombardment.png  Firebomb — Launches a Firebomb at a targeted location, inflicting 190000 to 210000 Fire damage to enemies within 5 yards of the impact location and creating a Firebomb.
  • Siege Engine
    • Ability vehicle siegeengineram.png  Ram — Rams any enemies in front of the demolisher, dealing 3500 Damage and knocking them back. Also deals 2000 siege damage to buildings.
    • Inv misc dust.png  Steam Clean — Flush the engine, releasing piping hot steam and inflicting Physical damage to nearby enemies every 1 sec for 4 sec.
    • Ability vehicle siegeenginecharge.png  Steam Rush — Put the steam engine into overdrive for a short duration, rushing forward.

Horde

A Demolisher during the invasion.
  • Demolisher
    • Ability vehicle demolisherflamecatapult.png  Hurl Boulder — Hurls a massive boulder into the distance, dealing 27000 to 33000 damage to enemies within 8 yards of the explosion.
    • Ability vehicle siegeengineram.png  Ram — Rams any enemies in front of the demolisher, dealing 3500 Damage and knocking them back. Also deals 2000 siege damage to buildings.
A Forsaken Catapult during the invasion.
  • Glaive Thrower
    • Ability upgrademoonglaive.png  Glaive Throw — Fires a large glaive towards the target dealing 1696 to 1904 damage and 943 to 1057 siege damage in a 5 yard radius.
    • Inv weapon shortblade 06.png  Blade Salvo — Fires a volley of smaller blades towards the target area. Each blade deals 1413 to 1587 damage in a 5 yard radius. Lasts 10 sec.
  • Goblin Shredder
    • Ability racial rocketjump.png  Rocket Jump — Activates your rocket belt to jump forward. Other effects which slow the rate of falling cannot be used within 10 sec after using this ability
    • Inv summerfest firespirit.png  Flamethrower — Deals 12000 Fire damage in a line and deals 6000 Fire damage every 1 sec for 5 sec.
    • Ability golemthunderclap.png  Shredder Stomp — Instant
    • Note: Using this vehicle type will prevent any XP from mobs.

By location

Vehicles Mechano-Tank Warstrider
Prototype
Night Elf
Glaive Thrower
Gyrocopter Siege Engine Demolisher Forsaken
Catapult
Blood Elf
Glaive Thrower
Goblin
Shredder
Azshara Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes1
Dun Morogh Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hillsbrad Foothills Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Northern Barrens Yes Yes Yes Yes1
Tanaris Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes1
Westfall Yes Yes Yes
1Don't use if you want to earn XP from killing mobs.

Doomsayers

Doomsayers have started to appear in major cities. They give pamphlets to the locals for the achievement [It All Makes Sense Now].

Units

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Original NPCs

Alliance

Horde

Ulduar and Karazhan quests

On August 16, a new quest chain opened up in which Khadgar summons players who have completed the Battle for the Broken Shore, inviting them to Dalaran in its new location over Karazhan in search for means to stop the Legion assault.

  1. B [100 - 110] Calling of the Council
  2. N [100] The Diamond King
  3. N [100] Hiding in the Stacks
  4. N [100 - 110] City Under Siege
  5. N [100 - 110] Anomalous Anomalies
  6. N [100 - 110] Author! Author!
  7. N [100 - 110] In the Blink of an Eye or N [100 - 110] In the Blink of an Eye

Achievements

Notes and trivia

  • Most of the named NPCs from the zones were actually created anew with raised level and added to their original spots. This caused several story inconsistencies as some NPCs, that were originally part of quests that required killing them, made appearance, such as Flesh-Shaper Arnauld, Warden Stillwater, Drill Sergeant Magnus, Captain Crudbeard, Captain Iceheart, Instructor Rufus, Commander Jarrodenus, Echeyakee, Two-Shoed Lou and Talrendis Ancient (and possibly Captain Grunwald, High Priestess Silthera and Lord Kassarus.).
    • It could mean that lore-wise they survived the attempts on their lives. Alternatively, it could be a development oversight.
    • The matter was even brought up to Matt Burns on Twitter.[5]
  • According to an official infographic released following the launch of Legion, the Legion Invasion event saw 2.5 million individual invasions repelled, with the participation of 155 million different characters. The pre-patch also saw the creation of 3.9 million demon hunters, with 536,000 of these participating in battlegrounds, as well as 1.7 million dungeon runs with parties comprising 4 demon hunters and a healer.
  • The large amount of XP awarded made the event popular for leveling characters, with some players leveling characters from creation to max level in a matter of hours. This was partly enabled by a design flaw that allowed players to restart invasions by leaving the area prior to that invasion's completion. This allowed players to repeatedly farm the same invasion, for potentially limitless Nethershards and experience, even prior to the event's final week.
  • Early in the Legion alpha, the Wetlands was also an invasion site.[6] Several unused Dragonmaw clan NPC entries were created for the occasion, including Dragonmaw Bonewarder, Dragonmaw Centurion, Dragonmaw Raider, Dragonmaw Shadowwarder, Dragonmaw Whelpstealer, and Dragonmaw Captive.
  • The Legion Invasions inspired the later Legion Assaults events.[7]
  • There are unused IDs of Mulgore Braves, inhabitants, and even new NPCs[8][9] which may suggest that Mulgore was initially planned to be an invasion point,[10] likely as the Kalimdor counterpart of the Wetlands Invasions.
  • There are several unfinished quests in Tanaris,[11][12][13] possibly implying that the defense and counterattacks could have been more story-driven through quests.
  • The resurfacing of the Argent Dawn was possibly planned.[14][15]
  • Unused IDs suggest that during the Legion Invasions, players were planned to be able to summon illusions of several Sandfury trolls.[16]

Patch changes

  • Hotfix (2016-08-24): "
    • The new graveyard outside of Caverns of Time should now function properly while the Tanaris invasion is active.
    • Stage 4 bosses should be doing a bit less melee damage per hit.
    • Fixed a bug that was preventing some lower-level event reward armor from gaining item level upgrades when Warforged."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-22): "Fixed a bug causing several creatures and/or their abilities to not scale properly to player level."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-19): "
    • Fixed a bug that could reduce the amount of XP a player received when more than 6 players were attacking it.
    • Fixed a bug that could reduce the amount of XP a player received from creatures that scale with the number of attackers."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-17): "XP increased from killing Legion invaders."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-16): "Demon Invasion reward armor now has a small chance to be Warforged."
Experience gained from completing Stage and Invasion significantly reduced.
  • Hotfix (2016-08-12): "
    • Invasions should now provide XP on stage completion to characters under max level.
    • While an invasion zone is active, the Spirit Healers near major towns will offer resurrections at timed intervals.
    • Restoration Druids, Balance Druids, and Mistweaver Monks should now be able to receive the Felshroud Vest from Legion Invasion Crates.
    • Barracks leaders and their command crystals should now also drop Nethershards."
  • Hotfix (2016-08-11): "
    • Demon invasion final world bosses now do moderately less damage to players.
    • Mounted players will now properly see dialogue during Legion invasions.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the time remaining for some invasions to display an incorrect value."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.
Invasions activated 2016-08-09.

References