A Collection of Tips
While leveling up, I’ve learned a lot about garrisons. I wanted to share some of the lesser-known, hard-to-find, and sometimes just fun tips! If you’d like some full-blown guides, head over to our infographic and resources.
Enchanter’s Study: DE with Friends
If you build an enchanter’s study, your friends can visit your garrison and DE their soulbound stuff!! To have someone join your garrison, start a party (or in a current party, make sure you are the leader). Then your friends right click on their own character portrait and choose ‘view leader’s garrison.’ Go to their enchanter study and start DE’ing!
I was able to do this with a level 1 enchanter’s study.
Alchemy Lab: BoE Reagents
You can only make Greater Flasks if you have Alchemy as one of your character’s main professions. However, we just found out that the alchemical catalysts (the reagents to make the Greater Flasks) are BoE. The work orders for your Alchemy Lab produce Alchemical Catalysts. So stock up and send to your Alchemy friends 🙂
I’m doing more research in between playing and other updates for our site. Having a Gem Boutique in my own Garrison, I can confirm that Taladite Crystals from work orders are BoP.
Portal to Ashran with Level 3 Garrison
Once you upgrade your garrison to level 3, there is a tower next to your mines. At the top of that tower is a portal to Ashran 🙂
Bunker / War Mill Before Nagrand
If you’re looking to get raid ready asap, get a Bunker / War Mill before you hit Nagrand. Why? Starting at (buiding) level 1, it doubles your chance to get upgraded gear from quest rewards. That makes upgraded Nagrand rewards iLevel 615 (rare) or 630 (epic). You can get this (large) building when you upgrade your garrison to level 3 OR by bulldozing your existing large building (likely the barracks). For reference, Heroic dungeons reward level 630 gear.
This building also gives you 1 bonus roll per week at level 3.
Missions: XP for Your Character
Take a moment to let this click (it took me a while)… you can get character XP as a reward from some missions (not follower XP… XP for you, your character!) Look for the purple XP icon. It’s rewarded upon successful mission completion, all at once.