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.

The ilvl of a Specialized armor/jewelry (legendary gear) is 175 in beta now.
You can upgrade the ilvl of it (not jewelry atm in beta but it will change most likely).
The Specialized armor/jewelry is at rank 1. Probably during later patches of Shadowlands you will make higher ranks which probably will have higher ilvls.

You cannot craft legendary trinkets.

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.

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.

In beta at the moment, it costs 100 Soul Ashes to create a Legendary. 

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. 

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

According to warcraft development team, it should take around 2 weeks.

On beta, you can collect 100 Soul Ash the first week. 


30 Jul 2020