Top 10 things to do BEFORE Dragonflight

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With not long to go before the latest World of Warcraft expansion releases. You are probably wondering “What should I do before Dragonflight comes out?” We are going through the Top 10 things to do before Dragonflight is in our grasp! Explanations ahead! Let’s end Shadowlands with a Bang and be ready for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. Read on to discover the top 10 things you need to do before Dragonflight is upon us!

10 – Maxing out Shadowlands Professions

With the release of each expansion there are a lot of changes and recipes. Whilst you may have completed some of the professions, there is an achievement for completing them all at max level. 

Some professions may offer some financial gain with the auction house in the future and you wouldn’t want to miss out on the gains you could receive by selling your hard work to buying customers.

9 – Collecting all cosmetic anima rewards

Within each of the four covenants, there is plenty of transmog, toys and collectables. Some are Anima purchases only, some will require the additional currency of Grateful Offerings. In order to collect them all it may require you to be Renown level 80 with each convent. Another achievement you can gain before the end of shadowlands.

In order to gain grateful offerings, you can obtain them from rare mobs within the convent zones unlocked with the Anima Channeler, The Convent Callings, and the Paragon Boxes.

The transmog sets are unique to each convent and provide an exciting chance to develop your character for Trial of Style contests.

You will need to farm a lot of valor, or trade from other characters to gain all of the rewards but the benefit of having the cosmetics and mounts make it more fun to enjoy.

8 – Torghast! (Rewards Explained)

Whilst we have endured the suffering of the lost souls within the walls and corridors of Torghast, Tower of the Damned. We may have forgotten to complete the challenges that it offers. There are several listed below. It is a fun challenge to reap the rewards that you can gain from all of them.

For completing all of the Torghast floors on layer 12 flawlessly you will earn the “Mawsworn Charger’s Reins” mount as well as the “Flawless Master 12” Achievement

For Maxing out the Box of Many Things tallent tree you will earn the battle pet “Mord’al Eveningstar” and the Achievement “Many, Many Things”.

Completing all of the Torghast floors layer 16 you will receive “Colossal Soulshredder Mawrat” mount, and “Flawless Master Layer 16” Achievement.

Lurking in the shadows of Torghast Layers 13 or higher hides the “Colossal Umbrahide Mawrat” mount. It has a low drop rate from these floors.

Adamant Vaults cosmetics, these harder to obtain items are locked away in the bonus floors of Torghast. To gain access to their bounty you have to unlock the talent with the box of many things and after completing the Torghast layers 9 or above flawlessly. These rewards cost Phantasma from the vendors so spend wisely.

Twisting Corridors Layers 1 – 8

Twisting Corridors is a long gruelling challenge fighting 18 floors of enemies without the Box of Many things helping you. Eight challenging layers each more difficult than the last offer plenty of rewards. Each layer will reward its own Achievement, but all of the Even numbered floors have bonus rewards too!

  • Layer 2 – Death Seeker battle pet
  • Layer 4 – Helm of the Dominated Toy
  • Layer 6 – Spire Stalker Title
  • Layer 8 – Corridor Creeper Mount

Jailers Gauntlet Layers 1 – 8

The Jailers Gauntlet is a fight through 8 Layers of Pain! Each floor is composed of the bosses from Torghast. Dare to challenge them all at once, the rewards are bountiful. 

  • Layer 1 – Lightless Humanoid Battle Pet
  • Layer 2 – Dominated Hearthstone toy
  • Layer 3 – Gauntlet Runner Title
  • Layer 4 – Colossal Ebonclaw Mawrat Mount

Completing Layers 5 through to 8 only rewards achievements. The Adamant Vault rewards can be purchased from the vendors within floors.

Tower Ranger Achievement and Title

To gain this Epic title you need to complete a multitude of achievements:

  • Flawless Master Layers 16
  • Twisting Corridors Layer 8
  • Adamant Vaults
  • Jailers Gauntlet Layer 4
  • Master of Torment

7 – Zerith Mortis Quests

Before the release of each major patch or expansion it’s fun to finalise the story arc from the season, gain the powerful lore and understand where our favourite characters are now. With Zereth Mortis, you may have completed the main story and found your way to getting ready to return to Azeroth and to your capital city in anticipation of Dragonflight. 

But there are three side quest chains too, each with their own story to tell. Head on back to Zereth ready to complete the final chapters of Shadowlands and tick this off your Top 10 things to do Before Dragonflight list.

  • Small Pet Problems Starts at 34 66, pick up the quest from Tamra.
  • Not All Are Lost Starts at 33 34, pick up the quest from Al’dalil.
  • The Waters of Grace Starts at 34 53 speak with Olem.

6 – Korthia’s Collectables

Korthia’s crumbling wasteland is flowing with challenging enemies that offer plenty of bountiful rewards. With lots of transmog, Mounts, Battle Pets and Toys. Four rares are convent locked so swap convent in Oribos and battle them for a chance of the rare mounts they are protecting.

Battle Pets:

The pets listed below are lurking in Korthia, trying to avoid becoming prey to the vicious predators.

  • Animite Broodling
  • Anxious Nibbler
  • Devourling
  • Eye of Affliction
  • Wild Corpsefly
  • Young Garnetgullet

Pets from reward boxes or vendors in Korthia:

  • Domestic Aunian – Death’s Advance Honored – 50 Polished Pet Charms and 1500 Stygia.
  • Gnashtooth – Supplies of the Archivists’ Codex – The Archivists’ Codex Paragon Box
  • Mosscoated Grommit – Death’s Advance Supplies – Death’s Advance Paragon Box

Rare Drop Mounts:

  • Zelnithop – Korthian Specimen
  • Malbog – Crimson Shardhide
  • Konthrogz the Obliterator – Rampaging Mauler
  • Reliwik the Defiant – Garnet Razorwing
  • Wild Worldcracker – Forsworn Aquilon (Kyrian)
  • Fleshwing – Lord of the Corpseflies (Necrolord)
  • Escaped Wilderling – Summer Wilderling Harness (Night Fae)
  • Stygian Stonecrusher –  Mastercraft Gravewing (Venthyr)
  • Fallen Charger – Fallen Charger’s Reins (Maw)
  • Observer Yorik – Maw-Ocular Viewfinder

Maelie the Wanderer (Mount) is hidden in Korthia each day she appears in different locations to find and reassure her by clicking on her seven times. After you find her enough times Tinybell will ask you to look after her forever!

Darkmaul is an elusive mount that is locked behind finding Tasty Mawsrooms contained in Invasive Mawshrooms, you will need to gain 10 of the Tasty Mawshrooms and feed them to Darkmaul.

He is lurking in a den in Northern Korthia located at 42.6 33.0 .

Dusklight Razorwing (Flying Mount) is an easy bird to catch if you know what to look for. Kill the devourers that are hunting in the north and south of Korthia, and loot their Lost Razorwing Egg’s. 

You can only loot two eggs per day and the second egg has a lower chance to drop than the first. You will need to find 10 eggs in total and put them in the nest in the south to receive the mount.

Amongst the rares and mounts, completing the quests daily will grant good reputation towards the mounts and toys residing in Both Paragon Boxes in Korthia!

5 – Zereth Mortis – Collect Them All

Mounts and Battle pets were “Reimagined” for patch 9.2.0. With the Release of Zerith Mortis full of Rares and Elites but they did not drop any mounts. (Exception was with the Dune Dominance Rares). Rhuv, Gorger of Ruin, does drop the “Colossal Plaguespew Mawrat” Mount.

Protoform Synthesis forges were added, unlocked during the main storyline with the first one giving you the ability to craft Battle Pets. Located at 61.8 58.9 in Zereth Mortis. You can trade or sell the battle pets to other players.

The Second Protoform Synthesis Forge is located at 68.5 30.1 this one allows the creation of Mounts. These mounts cannot be traded to other players.

  • To Craft you will need to farm 300-500 (each) Genesis Motes from mobs in Zereth Mortis.
  • A specific lattice is also required. These can be obtained by killing specific mobs related to the pet or mount you wish to craft.
  • And a Rare crafting reagent is required. For battle pets these are the “Glimmer” as shown above.

To craft, have all the reagents in your bag and Create.

These can be found, looted or bought in and around Zereth Mortis.

With the mounts there are different reagents that are required, each one allowing you to craft three different mounts. Unfortunately for some, there are a few that are located within Sepulcher of the First Ones.

More Mount and Battle Pet Recipes for the Protoform Synthesis are found around Zereth Mortis and in the Raid. Handy Notes addon can give you all the locations on the map and how to obtain them.

4 – Fated Hero. Raiding Rewards (Explained)

Raiding is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences in World of Warcraft, and it’s number 4 for our Top 10 things to do before Dragonflight. 

With this final season of Shadowlands raiding we have to experience Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination and Sepulcher of the First Ones again.
With new Fated Raid mechanics that make each boss kill more interesting than before. 

Completing all of the raids in LFR – Looking for Raid, unfortunately doesn’t reap the rewards this season. For there are Three New Achievements to unlock.

  • Fates of the Shadowland Raids – Mount Reward: Jigglesworth Sr.
  • Heroic: Fates of the Shadowlands Raids – Title Reward: Hero of Fate
  • Mythic: Fates of the Shadowlands Raids – Reward: Shadowlands Raid Teleports

To earn these achievements, kill all of the raid bosses in the Fated raid once.

  • 10 Bosses in Castle Nathria
  • 10 Bosses in Sanctum of Domination
  • 11 Bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones.

3 – PVP Season 4 Vicious Saddle (Unique) (Explained)

PvP is always the hated side of the game for the PvE player, but earning the Vicious Saddle mount for the season has never been easier. This mount is Unique to each season and cannot be obtained again until the end of the next expansion. 

The Vicious Warstalker Mount comes in Alliance Blue or Horde Red

Firstly assuming you have an Arena partner already or Rated Battleground Team (if not LFG has this covered for you) 

You want to earn a 1000 rating in Ranked Arena to qualify.

Earn Points for Winning

  • 2v2 earns you 10 points
  • 3v3 earns you 30 points
  • 10v10 earns you 60 points

Once you have filled the progress bar in the Ranked PVP panel you will earn the mount reward. Repeat this as many times as you like to earn more Vicious Saddles that can be exchanged in Stormwind or Orgrimmar for previous season rewards.

Earn a whopping 2.4k Rating for the Gladiator Mount.

Note the Gladiator Mounts are no longer obtainable at any point after a season ends. They are not the Vicious Saddle rewards.

2 – Keystone Master Season 4

Earning Keystone Master always appears to be a challenging idea. With many players not finding the fun aspect of working their way through timed challenge dungeon modes. But it’s not all doom and gloom.

For there are many guilds out there who would like to help players reach the fantastic milestone of Keystone Master.

To earn Keystone Master in Season 4 you must complete 16 level 15 Keys in time. All 8 for Fortified and all 8 for Tyrannical weeks. Or earn 2000 raider IO points. This can be obtained by completing several level 16/17 keys instead of all 15’s for example.

You can check your Raider IO profile at and search your character name.

Each season rewards players with either a Unique Mount or a Recolor Mount. Season 4 of Shadowlands offers the “Restoration Deathwalker” Mount. A Purple Recolor mount to match the other three seasons.

1 – Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm 

At Number 1 on our list of Top 10 things to do before Dragonflight, The Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm!

This chance for a Wrath of the Lich king era mount has befallen all who fell into the Shadowlands. Whilst we wait for the escape to Azeroth with World of Warcraft:Dragonflight, head on into Classic: Wrath of the Lich King to earn this exciting reward.

The Frostbrood Proto-Wyrm is obtained by levelling a Death Knight through the entire starting area. A reminiscent feat that many wow players will remember.

Once completed the mount will be obtained in Retail World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.

If you have a Subscription to World of Warcraft already, download Classic Wrath of the Lich King and head on through this playthrough. 

Fun Fact: There are 161 Obtainable Mounts (Excluding Gladiator Mounts) added into Shadowlands,have you collected them all yet? There is plenty of Farming to do for that New 500 Mounts Achievement coming in Dragonflight. My favourite website to check on what i’m missing is

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