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World of Warcraft: Legion: Legion Legendary guide

Everything you need to know about looting Legendary items in the latest expansion.

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If you're the kind of person for whom a mere Epic set of gear just doesn't cut the mustard, then you'll no doubt be asking yourself what you need to do to bag yourself some Legion Legendary items. What do you have to do to have a chance of looting one, how do the drop rates work, and how many can you wear at any one time anyway?

To help you navigate the new Legendary system, we've put together a quick guide that answers all of these questions and more. From tackling the correct content in order to increase your chances of getting the loot you crave, to understanding the timer systems behind bad luck streaks, we'll have you dripping in orange bling before you know it. Or at least, as quickly as the system will allow you to.

If there's anything you're not sure of when it comes to Legion Legendaries, let us know in the comments section and we'll do our best to help you out. Make sure you check out our other guides as well, as these contain plenty of tips for completing the kind of content that's likely to reward you with the very best gear that the new expansion has to offer has to offer.

Good luck!

How do I find Legendary items?

Legendary items drop from a number of sources in Legion, although as a general rule of thumb the tougher the difficulty you overcome to achieve the drop, the greater the chance you'll have of getting a Legendary reward from it.

Here all of the confirmed sources for Legendaries

  • Dungeon, Raid and World Bosses
  • Mythic Caches
  • PVP Strongboxes
  • Rare monsters
  • Treasure Boxes
  • World Quest Caches

What is the drop rate of Legendary items?

There are no hard and fast drop rates for any of the Legendary items in Legion. Instead - and just like the system in Diablo - there is a sort of "bad luck" timer ticking away in the background. This means that the longer you go in the game without seeing a Legendary item, the more likely you are to have one drop in the future.

What kind of Legendary items drop?

There are a large number of Legendary items available in Legion - designed for every class and spec - but keep in mind that you will only receive an item that is suited to your current specialisation at the time of looting the Legendary item.

For this reason, it's incredibly important that you make sure you shift back to your main spec if you've been dabbling in a little off-spec fun. Otherwise you run the risk of bagging Legendary items for a spec you don't want to focus on - and you can't trade these items with other players either, or sell them on the Auction house.

Note that there are some items that are universally useful for all specs within a given class, but there are no Legendary Off-Hand, Shield, Trinket or Weapon items.

While Legendary items will initially have an item level cap of 895, Patch 7.1 will introduce an item called Distilled Titan Essence which allows you to upgrade the item to a new maximum of 925. The exact mechanics of this upgrade process haven't yet been revealed, however.

More great WOW Legion guides:

How many Legendary items can I equip?

Note that while you can technically loot a Legendary item during the levelling stage in Legion, you won't be able to equip any of them until you're Level 110. When you first reach the new level cap, you'll only be able to equip one Legendary item.

Right now you only have one option for increasing the number of Legendary items you can wear, and that's via the very last option in your Order Hall upgrade system. You'll need to unlock all of the previous tiers before you can increase your number of Legendary slots using this method, and when you reach the end of the line you'll need 15,000 Order Resources in the bank. You'll also need to wait 14 days for the Research process to finish.

Blizzard intends to increase the number of Legendaries you can equip at any given time during the lifetime of the Legion expansion. It has not, however, specified how exactly this will happen.

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