Full Guide - How to make a Legendary in Shadowlands

In Shadowlands, you will create your legendary gear.
You can only wear one legendary at the time (for now)

At max level, you will do a small questline in Torghast to unlock a Portal to the Runecarver´s Cell. It´s in Runecarver´s Cell you create the legendary gear by talking to the Runecarver. Talking to the Runecarver opens a Runecarving UI. Here you add what is needed in order to create the Legendary item.

Each legendary gear has 4 slots to fill to be able to make it into a legendary gear

  • A crafted Specialized Armor/Jewelry slot
    You add a specialized armor

  • A crafted Secondary Stats Slot
    You add a Rune (haste/Critical Strike/Mastery/Versatility)

  • Another Secondary Stats Slot
    You add a Rune that is not the same as the first one, you cannot have 2 of the same. (haste/Critical Strike/Mastery/Versatility)

  • A legendary power Slot
    The power the legendary can

Once you obtained the items needed, you also need Soul Ash in order to perform the creation of the Legendary item. In beta, it costs 100 Soul Ash to craft one legendary item.

Crafted Specialized Armor/Jewelry

Specialized Armor
Is either mail, plate, cloth or leather.
This Specialized Armor is crafted by the professions, Blacksmithing (plate), leatherworking (leather/mail) and Tailoring (cloth).
The Specialized Armor for plate gear is called Shadowghast
The Specialized Armor for cloth gear is called Grim-Veiled
The Specialized Armor for leather gear is called Umbrahide
The Specialized Armor for mail gear is called Boneshatter

Specialized Jewelry
These are ring and necklace, called Shadowghast Ring and Shadowghast Necklace.
This Specialized Jewelry is crafted by Jewelcrafters.

Upgrade a legendary gear

Upgrading a legendary means that you will upgrade an existing legendary gear that you have.

You upgrade your legendary on the location and NPC as before when you crated your legendary.

This time you just choose the option “I´d like to upgrade my legendary item”.

You need to add your previous legendary in the slot.

You need the base item gear with the ilvl that you want (Specialized Armor/Jewelry) that you craft yourself or buy from someone/action house that have crafter it.

When crafting a Specialized armor/Jewelry, level up your experience.

You start at rank 1. 

You can increase the ilvl by getting experience and level up ranks.

The higher ranks, the higher ilvl you can craft.

Each time you craft a slot specific armor, you gain 1 experience.

You start at rank 1 and there are 4 ranks

Rank 1
ilvl 190
10 crafts needed to reach rank 2.

Rank 2
ilvl 210
20 crafts needed to each rank 3

Rank 3
ilvl 225
20 crafts needed to each rank 4

Rank 4
ilvl 235

You only get experience on that specific gear slot. For example, let´s say that you crafted a helm 10 times. Then you reach rank 2 on crafting a helm. Now the ilvl will be higher for helm. But if you start crafting a shoulder gear, then you are still in the beginning on rank 1 for shoulders and must start crafting that to reach rank 2.


Secondary Stats

You must add two secondary stats to the legendary item you want to craft.

These are either Haste/Critical Strike/Mastery/Versatility.

The Inscription profession will be able to craft Runes of secondary stats.

Runes of Haste
Runes of Critical Strike
Runes of Mastery
Runes of Versatility

You can only add one of the same type of Rune. For example, you cannot add two Runes of Haste.

Legendary Power

Most of what these powers do are similar to old tiers in previous expansions and legendaries from legion but also new ones.

Each class will have 4 legendary powers that any spec can use.

Each class will also have 4 legendary powers that are spec specific.

There are also some general legendary powers that all classes can use. 

How to get Legendary Power
In Shadowlands, there is a Scenario that is a big part of the expansion, called Torghast, Tower of the Damned.

When you do the Torghast scenario, you will find runes that will help you learn the Legendary powers. Probably by looting resonating chests and bosses.

Soul Ash

This is the “currency” needed in order to perform the creation of a legendary once you have all items needed.

You obtain Soul Ash from the Torghast scenario.

Thorghast is divided in 2 parts, a cosmetic rewards and a Soul Ash reward.

Thorghast Soul Ash reward is divided in 6 wings in which you can do 2 of them per week.

Each wing is divided in layers, Layer 1-8.

Each layer is divided into 6 floors.

Layer 1 - Has Floor 1-6
Layer 2 - Has Floor 7-12
Layer 3 - Has Floor 13-18
Layer 4 - Has Floor 16-24
Layer 5 - Has Floor 25-30
Layer 5 - Has Floor 31-36

Completing a layer rewards you with Soul Ash. 

Layer Soul Ash reward
1 15
2 10
3 5
4 5
5 5
6 4
7 3
8 3
Total 50

Completing an entire wing rewards 50 Soul Ashes.

Every week, you can continue the layer you were in and you still get rewarded for the previous layers even if you haven’t done them. 

For example
If you complete layer 2 on the first week, you get rewarded 25 Soul Ashes.
On the second week you can start at layer 3 and you get rewarded 25 Soul Ashes again plus the progress you do. 

The cost to create a legendary

The price for making a Legendary is based on the ilvl of the specialized armor.  

Rank 1 Specialized Armor (190 ilvl) - costs 100 Soul Ash to make into a legendary

Rank 2 Specialized Armor (210 ilvl) - costs 200 Soul Ash to make into a legendary

Rank 3 Specialized Armor (225 ilvl) - costs 300 Soul Ash to make into a legendary

Rank 4 Specialized Armor (235 ilvl) - costs 400 Soul Ash to make into a legendary

How long time does it take to get a legendary gear?

To get the lowest ilvl of a legendary, it will require 100 Soul Ash, which will take a week to farm. 


30 Jul 2020