World of Warcraft’s eigth expansion, Shadowlands, is around the corner and several “what to do” posts have surfaced in the internet. In the article below, i’ll present the top 5 things (in my opinion) that you must do in World of Warcraft before the expansion arrives.

1 – Ahead of the Curve: N’zoth the Corruptor

Probably the easiest to complete in the list, the above achievement asks you to kill N’zoth on at least heroic difficulty. The reward is a cool mount (Uncorrupted Voidwing) that will be unobtainable with the launch of 9.0 Shadowlands patch. You don’t need to be very good geared (i believe 450 ilvl is fine) and you can PUG it from LFG. However, be sure to check a N’zoth guide video so you study the tactics before you attempt to slay Ny’alotha’s final boss.

2 – Mythic Lady Jaina Proudmoore

A bit tricky, Lady Jaina is still a pain in the ass even in 8.3. If you are guildless, you can try PUG it from LFG. The reward is a really cool water elemental mount (Glacial Tidestorm). The usual tactic involves too many mechanics to I would suggest to study the “cheese” tactic and find a group that knows how to do it. In “cheese” Jaina you can ignore many of the boss’ mechanics by simply stacking near the tank and NOT interupting the boss. Be sure to check the video below for more information.

3 – Mad World

This achievement will be removed in 9.0 and it requires you to solo complete all five objectives in both the Visions of Orgrimmar and Stormwind while equipped with five masks at the same time. This can be a really hard achievement depending on your class and spec. Twilight Devastation corruption is the key to go in several classes, tanks should do big pulls in order to cover their low dps while healers will struggle with their healing spec. The reward is the Black Serpent of N’zoth mount and the Faceless One title.

4 – Battle for Azeroth: Keystone Master Season 4

A time consuming achievement, requires you to clear all 12 Battle for Azeroth’s Mythic keystone dungeons on +15 or higher and timed. This is pretty hard to do right now if you are not into PVE, but if you focus and start to gradually build your way to the top of the mythics you can probably do it. The reward is the Awakened Mindborer mount. Of course, this achievement will be unobtainable after 9.0 launches.

5 – Read Shadows Rising

If you are into Warcraft Lore, you probably have to read Blizzard’s prequel book to Shadowlands, Shadows Rising. The book promises to answer a lot of fans’ big questions while giving insight into characters like Nathanos Blightcaller. I’m also developing some Warcraft Lore articles in case you wanna check.

Honorable mentions to the Bruce mount from Brawler’s guild, all the PVP mounts, the 5 million Caravan Brutosaur, Island Expeditions and Warfronts. Thanks for reading! In other Warcraft news, Blizzard’s new animated series are now live along with a special Covenants interview.

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