WoW Dragonflight 10.1/Season 2 Prep Guide - Things To Do To Prepare for 10.1 Dragonflight

4/19/2023 4:19:24 PM

Over the past week, a lot of people have been asking what to do currently right now in patch 10.0.7 to prep for patch 10.1 WoW Dragonflight Season 2. With there being less than half a month until the patch actually hits, we want to discuss 5 different points what you can be doing to prep for 10.1, gain a bit of possible player power before the patch hits, get a bit of a head start and be ahead of the pack.

Things To Do To Prepare for Dragonflight 10.1 & Season 2 - WoW Dragonflight 10.1 Prep Guide

Patch 10.1 Embers of Neltharion will go live on May 2, while Dragonflight Season 2 will launch on May 9. There isn't much time left until the next season begins now. So you want to initiate your preparations as soon as possible for the marvels that will comprise the second season. Check out this WoW Dragonflight 10.1 preparation guide and we cover everything to do to prepare for patch 10.1 Season 2. 

1. Brackehide/Timewalking Leveling

Leveling in Dragonflight is pretty fast with dragon riding and things of the sword, but there's still a really fast way to level and that is by leveling in Brackehide Hollow. In this general vicinity, there is a tremendous amount of mobs and there's a lot of people in trade chat that are selling these fast leveling boost services. All they're doing is pulling you out to Brackehide Hollow and putting you basically AFK in the handful of places, and it takes you about 60 and 70 minutes. The boost costs about 100K to 130K Gold. If you get a handful of friends together, you can do it on your own too, most groups roll with like a tank and a DPS and 2 or 3 AFK players. This is a great way to make gold if you're selling the runs. Once again, a tank DPS, 3 AFK players, you can make 300K gold in an hour and a half split between two people. If you're buying the runs, this saves a tremendous amount of time leveling a character or multiple characters instead of spending 7 or 8 hours to win the campaign over and over again. At this point, you've got about two weeks until the patch comes out, you've got two resets which gives a good bit of time to gear a character up, get it running through keys, get some great balls coming in and some raid stuff, make your new ring on the new island if need be, there's also like benthic catch-up gear from the island as well. These runs are getting cheaper and cheaper, but the closer the patch gets within the next two weeks, they increase a good bit in price. At the same time, there's a bit of a lulling content on retail right. Now so for a handful of reasons if you're going to look at leveling alts or gearing them up, now is a great time.

2. Farming Rares

If you're not farming rares right now, you're missing out on a lot of valuable resources. Rares still give reputation for paragon levels which is paragon levels being these four: Dragonscale Expedition, Maruuk Centaur, Iskaara Tuskarr, and Valdrakken Accord. If you're looking to level up your rep for next patch, it's a great way to do that. To a similar extent, if you're looking to farm bottle Essences or Dragon charge of knowledge or tailoring or whatever profession you are, it's a great source of those as well. You can pull on average one or two dragon shards, literally every day making a lap around the zone. As far as the most lucrative places to farm where is the hot spot in the map and each zone are concerned, if you are in Ohn’ahran Plains in the Nokhudon Hold area of the map, most of these rares are typically up in the late evening to earning morning. To a similar extent heading up into Waking Shores, these rares more like Turboris and Char most of the time. 

3. Level & Gear Up Your Alts in Season 2

If you’ve met your goals for this season, you can then focus on leveling and gearing up alts. What’s more, the time has never been better to do that as you can breeze through levels 60 to 70 with Timewalking dungeons and then quickly gear up using the catch-up gear from the Forbidden Reach. Remember, you can buy 359 item-level gear from Mythressa, the Apprentice Primal Researcher in Valdrakken and Forbidden Reach, and upgrade it up to level 395 using Forbidden Knowledge and Storm Sigils.

4. Crafted 421 Gear

If you plan on jumping into high-end content as soon as Patch 10.1 comes out, you should have your main armed to teeth with best-in-slot gear. All crafted gear whether it's a ring, a belt, anything you craft at 418 turns into 421 gear in patch 10.1. Basically the equivalent of the great vault. 

5. Buying Sockets for 10.1

Having 421 gear is cool and all for the start of the next patch, it'll be like a minor player power game if you're looking at getting every little ounce, every little tiny partial amount out of your gear you possibly can. But the big thing is that you can buy sockets or saving coins. Now you can use coins to buy the straight up bottle essences, but it costs 12, or you can use 6 to buy a socket which can go on helm, neck bracers, belt or rings. Rings already have sockets, neck already has 3 from the auction house, basically jewelcrafters can make them. Helms, bracers and belts, so you can make a 421 belt and put a socket in it for next patch, once again a bit more power gain. But the thing people are forgetting is that just like in Shadowlands’ legendaries, you could stock at a legendary helm or bracers and upgrade it next patch. That socket would carry over to next season, you can do the exact same thing right now in season 1 in prep for 10.1 season 2.

6. Get Your Seasonal Achievements

Each season in WoW brings a new set of challenges for players in the form of new seasonal achievements like Keystone Master and Gladiator. The achievements, however, go away at the beginning of the next season. So, if grabbing Keystone Hero or Ahead of the Curve achievements are on your bucket list for Dragonflight, there’s no better time than now to get to work.

7. Stock Up on Items

Before Patch 10.1 rolls out, you'd want to go on a hunt for ores and herbs found on the Dragon Isles and fill your bags with various raw materials depending on their market value. So, here you want to do research to see which items might be high in demand in Patch 10.1 and which items will become obsolete when the new patch drops. If an item will become irrelevant in the next patch, you want to sell them as soon as possible and if your research shows that the item will be of value, save it and sell it for more gold at the beginning of the patch.

8. Profession Knowledge Points

The last thing to prepare for patch 10.1 WoW Dragonflight is keeping up on Professional Knowledge. And if you're behind on it sort of catching up, now obviously first crafts can yield early knowledge points or extra ones. But when it comes to professions, whether you're making gold next patch, crafting for yourself or just being a completionist, there's no catchup mechanic for professional stuff. If you're starting an alt now and you're a little behind, but at the same time, it's still worth investing time into all the ways you can obtain points per week. 

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