Ever since we heard about the legendary caster staff there has been a lot of discussion and a bit of drama in our guild about who was getting the first. But as we use loot council our officer team and guild master chose who was getting it. We have some really good casters and the two first ones were pretty obvious, and the third one is me. I never thought I’d be getting a legendary weapon, but this staff really isn’t that hard to get as more than one can be on the quest at the same time, but different stages, so not like Shadowmourne and Val’anyr.
Our warlock started first and has now the second stage of the staff which is an upgrade for most, I’m not sure how much longer it will take before he gets the legendary, maybe a week or more. Our mage is still collecting Seething Cinders. I have just finished the first part in Firelands where you gather focus from the bosses to get the first stage of the staff, the Branch of Nordrassil. It’s not an upgrade for me so I’m not using it at the moment, but waiting for second stage.
The quest chain and storyline is great, it took me extra long cause I wanted to really get into it and know how and why. I know someone posted a video of the quests on YouTube and MMO-Champion when it was new on PTR but I never watched it cause I wanted to experience it myself, not just watch someone else do it.
I loved the quests in the Nexus, but it was kinda hard at first, cause I died more than a few times. The mobs hurt more than you think and some of them spawned so fast I didn’t have time, or I forgot to eat/drink/heal up. But it was fun also, and after some tries I got through to the final boss in there which was a pain at first cause I can’t interrupt as moonkin, or well, once every minute, and I had to heal myself almost all the time. But I made it after like 3-4 tries by healing myself, dots on the boss, running down the ramp when he casts the fire and rooting and hibernating the adds.
The Firelands part was also a lot of fun, simple and easy. You just have to loot a few items and place them on a specific spot on each boss and then loot it again. But you can’t really do that and focus on dps at the same time, so it can be harder on heroic bosses, but it didn’t take me more than a few tries max so I could go back to dpsing.
When I had the four focuses from the four first bosses I opened the portal to the Anvil of Conflagration and Volcanus the Firelord which is the quest boss you have to kill to get the first stage of the staff.
I’m looking forward to continuing on the quest and recover the rest of the staff. If you need a good guide with info about how to get it and exactly what to do, check out Icy Veins’ guide.