How to Craft Legendary items in Shadowlands

Years have passed since those times when you could’ve just looted your precious legendary item from the corpse of a difficult boss with a little drop chance. Shadowlands expansion has brought a very interesting and complicated system of legendaries to WoW, and made your potential choice more and more rich with every patch out. WoW always leaves a freedom for player’s game strategies, but these items are a very important part of successful PVE-content in the latest expansion. That’s why you need them, and this guide on how to craft legendary items in Shadowlands!

Patch 9.2

A crafting guide can’t be written without listing changes that the latest WoW patch brought to the legendary system. Patch 9.2 made it possible to wear two legendaries at the same time — players are obliged to choose a new one from their Covenant’s pool. Although the possibility to wear both is gained only through completing Zereth Mortis campaign, a positive moment is that once one character does it, the option becomes account-wide. Finally, materials for craft can be farmed not only in the tower of Torghast, but also in new location. And last but not the least: maximum rank of item is increased up to 7. 

Base Items

As before, one of the key components is a base item. They are made by those who are fond of Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Leatherworking and Jewelcrafting. Items have Ranks, and the power of your beloved item will seriously depend on it.

Base items are also required in the upgrade of legendary equipment. Every stage of making it better makes you find one again, and for making Rank 7 a special component Legendary a Vestige of the Eternal is needed, as it upgrades items by 3 Ranks. But for this you also must progress in the campaign of Zereth Mortis and improve your relationships with the faction of Enlightened. 

Craft and Upgrade 

Process of craft and upgrade of your legendary in Shadowlands is fully connected with the Runecarver. Since level 60 is reached you receive a quest that leads you to the Tower of the Damned, Torghast, where you can unlock Runecarver’s Oubliette location after completing a short questline. Then this place expects you to visit it with a pack of particular materials, which are:

  • That Base Item we have recently talked about
  • The Memory of the Runecarver —  an essential component to be found, bought and dropped in many places since you open the craft feature. 
  • Two Missives crafted via Inscription
  • Finally: lots, lots of Soul Ash. 

As you’ve guessed, level and stats of legendaries increase with every rank of base item — but the same is for the costs of Runecarving

  • Rank 1 — 1250 Soul Ash
  • Rank 2 — 2000 Soul Ash
  • Rank 3 — 3200 Soul Ash
  • Rank 4 — 5150 Soul Ash
  • Rank 5 — 5150 Soul Ash and 1100 Soul Cinder
  • Rank 6 — 5150 Soul Ash and 1650 Soul Cinder

A discount on Soul Ash is provided if legendary is just upgraded, but in the end sum of the Ash remains same. For instance, if you improve rank 2 Legendary to the next one, it costs 1200 of Soul Ash, but you have already spent 2000 on the craft of rank 2. The same is for Soul Cinder, that new WoW system requires for crafting legendaries of Rank 5 and 6. While Rank 7, added in 9.2, will also make you find 2000 of Cosmic Flux somewhere.

But remember that cost of the legendaries introduced to WoW in Shadowlands is in fact much higher than just huge amounts of currencies. Especially if you craft it with only your own efforts. Materials will require a lot of farming  — either these exact materials or huge numbers of gold to buy all of them.

Best Legendaries to Craft

You have seen the basics of a complicated but key process of the ongoing expansion. Now you know how to craft and upgrade your legendary in the current patches of WoW. But the hardest question is still unanswered: which legendary to craft for each spec and class? The hardest question becomes even harder when you remember that now you can wear two items!

Although you are free to make your own choice suitable for your gaming strategy, such serious content as Mythic+ Dungeons and Raids require some serious calculations and search for an effective guide. Below you are going to see an approximate list of items which you must consider to obtain in order to pass every game’s challenge!

Specialization Best Mythic+ Legendary Best Raid Legendary
Guardian Druid Legacy of the Sleeper

Celestial Spirits

Ursoc’s Fury Remembered

Kindred Affinity

Restoration Druid Unbridled Swarm

Verdant Infusion

Vision of Unending Growth

Celestial Spirits

Feral Druid Apex Predator’s Craving

Celestial Spirits

Celestial Spirits


Balance Druid Primordial Arcanic Pulsar

Sinful Hysteria

Celestial Spirits

Primordial Arcanic Pulsar

Destruction Warlock Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning

Decaying Soul Satchel

Cinders of the Azj’Aqir

Decaying Soul Satchel

Affliction Warlock Wrath of Consumption

Decaying Soul Satchel

Shard of Annihilation

Malefic Wrath

Demonology Warlock Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning

Grim Inquisitor’s Dread Calling

Wilfred’s Sigil of Superior Summoning

Decaying Soul Satchel

Protection Paladin Divine Resonance

Bulwark of Righteous Fury

Radiant Embers

The Mad Paragon

Holy Paladin The Mad Paragon

Duty-Bound Gavel

Maraad’s Dying Breath

Radiant Embers

Retribution Paladin Divine Resonance

Tempest of the Lightbringer

Final Verdict

Tempest of the Lightbringer

Brewmaster Monk Stormstout’s Last Keg

Bountiful Brew

Call to Arms

Stormstout’s Last Keg

Mistweaver Monk Ancient Teachings of the Monastery

Tear of Morning

Yu’lon’s Whisper

Ancient Teachings of the Monastery

Windwalker Monk Invoker’s Delight

Bountiful Brew

Invoker’s Delight

Faeline Harmony

Fire Mage Sun King’s Blessing

Heart of the Fae

Sun King’s Blessing

Sinful Delight

Arcane Mage Arcane Harmony

Harmonic Echo

Arcane Harmony

Harmonic Echo

Frost Mage Disciplinary Command

Cold Front

Freezing Winds

Slick Ice

Discipline Priest Twins of the Sun Priestess

Spheres’ Harmony

The Penitent One

Shadow Word: Manipulation

Holy Priest Flash Concentration

Spheres’ Harmony

Flash Concentration

Bwonsamdi’s Pact

Shadow Priest Shadowflame Prism

Pallid Command

Shadowflame Prism

Bwonsamdi’s Pact

Protection Warrior Reprisal

Elysian Might



Arms Warrior Signet of Tormented Kings


Enduring Blow


Fury Warrior Signet of Tormented Kings

Elysian Might



Blood Death Knight Crimson Rune Weapon

Final Sentence

Crimson Rune Weapon

Rampant Transference

Frost Death Knight Biting Cold

Rampant Transference

Koltira’s Favor

Rampant Transference

Unholy Death Knight Frenzied Monstrosity

Rampant Transference

Deadliest Coil

Abomination’s Frenzy

Vengeance Demon Hunter Darkglare Boon


Fiery Soul


Havoc Demon Hunter Blazing Slaughter

Collective Anguish

Darkglare Boon

Agony Gaze

Restoration Shaman Primal Tide Core


Primal Tide Core


Enhancement Shaman Primal Lava Actuators

Doom Winds

Witch Doctor’s Wolf Bones

Seeds of Rampant Growth

Elemental Shaman Echoes of Great Sundering


Windspeaker’s Lava Resurgence


Subtlety Rogue Finality


Akaari’s Soul Fragment


Assassination Rogue Duskwalker’s Patch


Duskwalker’s Patch


Outlaw Rogue Celerity


Invigorating Shadowdust


Survival Hunter Wildfire Cluster

Pact of the Soulstalkers

Wildfire Cluster

Fragments of the Elder Antlers

Marksmanship Hunter Bag of Munitions

Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil

Pact of the Soulstalkers

Secrets of the Unblinking Vigil

Beast Mastery Hunter Fragments of the Elder Antlers

Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs

Pouch of Razor Fragments

Rylakstalker’s Piercing Fangs


Remember, that even this list may be edited due to your game preferences. Even if Shadowlands grand PVE experience is not something essential for you and you just want to create some legendary cloak just in order to easily enjoy the game’s plot, you are welcome. And if you’ve been unpleasantly surprised with how difficult all this process seems to be, you can always think about cheap WoW boost to make your game experience much easier and more satisfying!

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