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Warlords of Draenor Garrison Guide

Over the lifespan of the WoD Beta we’ve covered a lot of what you can expect from the Garrisons. however because there’s so much information to cover here’s a complete guide with just about everything you need to know as well as links to our various videos/guides.

The basics

You get your garrison almost right after you finish the Tenaan Jungle intro event. You get a set of quests that take you through all the waves and motions of the Garrison mechanics. Let’s go over each of those mechanics.


When going about the daily goings of your garrison you’ll need resources. You can earn these from multiple sources: The garrison resource chest, quests, garrison missions, rare mobs and garrison buildings such as the lumber mill and the trading post. Once you reach maximum level you’ll mainly earn the resources from the garrison chest, garrison missions and garrison buildings.

You’ll use resources for things like building buildings, upgrading them and sending followers on missions.

Plots/Garrison Leveling

When you build up your garrison you can build the garrison buildings in plots. The type of plot determines which buildings you can put on them. There are more buildings per type of plot than there are plots, which means you will have to make a choice as to which buildings you want. This matters because you get perks depending on the buildings you choose (more on that in the buildings section).

You will need to level your garrison up to get more plots. Your garrison starts at tier 1 and you can level it up to a maximum of tier 3. See the below table for the amount of plots per tier.

Tier Amount of Plots
1 1 small, 1 large
2 2 small, 1 medium, 1 large
3 3 small, 3 medium, 2 large


Tier 2

To level your garrison up to tier 2 you will simply need to have completed both buildings in the plots. You will then get the quest to upgrade your town hall. To do so you have to click on the town hall in the architect interface and click upgrade.

At tier 2 you will also get quests depending on your level to unlock new buildings, these don’t cost extra plots.

Level Required Building
92 The Mines
94 The Fishing Shack
96 The Herb Garden
98 Pet Menagerie

Tier 3

To level your garrison up to tier 3 you simply need to be level 100. The upgrade itself will require 5000 gold and 2000 resources.


As mentioned before the plots determine which buildings you can build. At garrison tier 3 you can build 3 small, 3 medium and 2 large buildings. Each building has 3 levels and depending on the level you’ll get perks from having those buildings. Check below for all the different buildings and their perks so you can start thinking about which buildings you will want to build first when you get your own garrison. To build and level up your garrison you will need to get blueprints.


Type Blueprint How to Obtain
Level 1 blueprints Become available to you when your Garrison reaches Tier 2.
Level 2 Small building blueprints Reach level 96 or complete the Talador zone
Level 2 Medium building blueprints Reach level 98 or complete the Spires of Arak zone
Level 2 Large building blueprints Reach level 100 or complete the Nagrand zone
Level 3 blueprints Become available as you complete certain achievements across Draenor

Level 3 blueprints are account-wide. Once you unlock one on a character, it’s available to all characters on your account.



Level Perk Comment
1 Unlocks patrol missions. Patrol missions have higher than normal follower experience rewards.
2 Allows a follower with the bodyguard trait to accompany you as a guardian in Draenor zones.
3 Increases your follower limit by 5 and grants access to racial guards and banners.  Level 3 Perks Video


Level Perk Comment
1 Doubles the chance for your quest rewards to get a rare or epic Bonus Upgrade, and increases the optency of the upgrade.
Allows the collection of armor scraps from the orc clans of Draenor for armor transmogrification use.
2 Opens up work orders for follower weapons and armor in exchange for garrison resources. Also, new armor transmogrification items unlock.
3 Grants 1 of your 3 seals of tempered fate (raid bonus loot roll) at no cost each week.


Level Perk Comment
1 Unlocks a personal engineer that creates a powerful invention each day. Exceptional work!
2 Your engineer gains access to five new and amazing devices.
3 Allows the creation of a siege vehicle once per day. Drive it to victory in Draenor!


Level Perk Comment
1 Allows the collection of ogre waystones from Ogres on Draenor.
These waystones can be used to power an Ogre Waygate of your choice on Draenor. Also occasionaly triggers Runes of Power during combat.
2 Unlocks access to a second Ogre Waygate for a total of 2.
3 Unlocks access to a third Ogre Waygate for a total of 3.


Level Perk Comment
1 Enables the capture and training of special mounts on Draenor.
Also allows you remain mounted while interacting with objects in outdoor Draenor zones.
 Taming Quest Video
2 You will no longer get dazed by enemies while riding mounts in outdoor Draenor zones.
3 Increases mount speed in Draenor by 20%.  6 Stable Mounts Video



Level Perk Comment
1 Allows you to mark small trees in Draenor for harvest. Harvested Timber can be converted to work orders for garrison supplies.
2 Allows you to mark medium trees for additional Timber.  You can earn a special follower via the lumber mill.
3 Allows you to mark large trees for even more Timber.


Level Perk Comment
1 A merchant shows up each day selling trade goods. Also allows the trade of crafting reagents for garrison resources.
2 Grants access to the Sha’tari Defense or Laughing Skull factions. Also unlocks the ability to acquire parts from around Draenor to build an auctioneer.
3 Increases reputation gain in Draenor by 20%.


Level Perk Comment
1 Allows you to capture clefthoof, elekk, wolves and talbuk for leather and fur. used for leatherworking and tailoring recipes.
2 Allows you to capture boars and riverbeasts for rare meats used to create the most powerful food. Expected to use for raiding food.
3 Allows you to capture elite beasts to harvest for savage blood, used in all epic crafted armor and weapons. Required for crafting the best armor and weapons.


Level Perk Comment
1 Increases your out-of-combat regeneration in outdoor Draenor zones and allows the collection of broken bones from defeated enemy players (used for Conqueror’s Tribute).
2 Enables safe fall and underwater breathing in outdoor Draenor zones. Also enables the Nemesis quest series for defeating enemy players of specific races.
3 While below 35% life, all damage taken is reduced by 50% in outdoor Draenor zones. Grants access to the Highmaul Coliseum gladiator tournament. Coliseum Video preview


Level Perk Comment
1 Each day, a visitor offering a dungeon quest with generous rewards will spend the day at your inn.
2 Recruits random followers each week. You can specify traits and abilities you’re especially interested in.
3 Unlocks the particularly lucrative treasure hunter missions.



Level Perk Comment
1 Allows the production of profession items. Enchanter’s study allows disenchanting of items.
2 Allows followers with profession trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also allows up to 14 work orders at a time.
3 Allows up to 21 work orders at a time.


Level Perk Comment
1 Allows Salvage to be occasionally recovered from missions
2 Increases your chance at recovering Salvage from missions. In addition, you may now discover follower items in Salvage
3 Greatly increases your chance at recovering Salvage from missions. In addition, you may now discover player items in Salvage.


Level Perk Comment
1 Enables access to your personal bank and increases the total number of active work orders for all buildings by 5.
2 Enables access to your guild bank.
3 Enables access to an Ethereal Trader for Void Storage and Transmogrification and increases the total number of active work orders for all buildings by 15

The Salvage Yard

The salvage yard is the only building for which you will need to earn the level 1 blueprints in a seperate way. You will need to finish the goblin chain quests to the east/southeast in Spires of Arak at lvl 98. Together with the work orders from the Dwarven Bunker, the salvage yard is your main source of follower gear upgrades. But not only that, you can get legitimate item upgrades as well as character creation screen transmogrification sets. Check out some of the possible items below (note the dkp values are from a custom addon)!

The non full set upgrades are now either +3, +6 or +9 item levels.


As you adventure through Draenor you’ll get the chance to build up your own private army. You can earn these followers through exploring, questing, achievements and dungeons. You can send these followers on missions to earn follower experience, gold and other tidbits. There’s a few things you need to know about these followers.

  • You can have up to a maximum of 20 active followers (25 with lvl 3 barracks)
  • Once you have more than the maximum amount active you cannot send followers on missions until you put followers on inactive (right click follower to do so) until you have the maximum amount of active followers again.
  • Followers can be leveled up to lvl 100
  • Followers have uncommon (green), rare (blue) or epic (purple) quality. These determine the amount of abilities and traits the follower has.
  • Abilities and traits counter mission dangers or give your followers buffs during missions to increase the chance of succesful missions. They can also have profession traits, in which case you can assign them to the appropriate profession building via the architect interface.
  • Once a follower is level 100 they can continue to gain experience until they are of epic quality.
  • Once a follower is level 100 they will have an item level, starting at 600. You can upgrade their gear, which will be needed for harder missions.

For an overview of all the followers we’ve found check out these guides.


Missions are your way to keep your followers busy. Once you have your very first follower you will be sending them on a mission right away. Missions have many rewards, from gold to experience to follwer item upgrades there’s plenty of reasons to keep sending your followers on new missions. You can choose which follower you send on which mission in the mission interface by dragging them to the open follower slots.

The list of missions you get can grow for a bit, so if you can’t log on for a day there’s no harm done, you’ll still be able to send your followers on plenty of missions without falling behind in leveling them up! Missions at maximum level have 4 tiers, corresponding with follower item level. There are even raid missions, Kalgan explained them a while back:

Once you have followers at ilvl 615, the second tier of level 100 missions unlocks, at 630 the third tier unlocks (includes missions with ilvl 645 gear for your character), and when you have followers at ilvl 645 the fourth tier unlocks.

The fourth tier is special in that they show up rarely, but they’re raid missions for your followers that reward your character with raid quality loot of a tier higher than you’re currently running. If you’re doing LFR, you’ll get normal quality raid loot, if you’re running normal raids you’ll get heroic quality loot, and heroic raiders will get mythic quality loot. Mythic raiders will get mythic loot and 1k gold.

These missions show up rarely enough that you won’t be able to deck out your character in these items before the next raid zone shows up, but having a handful of them will give you a nice edge.

(Note: DKP Value in item is from a custom addon)


In your garrison you will be able to put up monuments that commemorate the feats you’ve achieved in draenor. There are currently 6 monuments to earn and 3 slots in a tier 3 garrison to place them in. You can earn them in the following ways:

  • Get 5000 honorable kills in Draenor
  • Craft 50 epic items with an item level of at least 600
  • Complete mythic raiding achievements
  • Win 2000 pet battles in Draenor
  • Collect 100000 Apexis Crystals
  • Complete a likely legendary ring achievement

The monuments are purely cosmetic and allow you to customize your garrison a bit.


You will be able to take part in invasion events. In these your garrison is under attack and you’ll need to defend it from various invaders. The fun part of these is that your followers will fight alongside you and that you’ll be able to earn points and try and earn rewards with these!


In each zone other than your garrison zone you’ll get to build a garrison outpost. At each outpost you’ll have be able to build 1 building, with the choice from 2. Once you’ve built it you will have access to a garrison ability in that zone. Check out the table below for the overview.

Zone Building 1 Building 2
Gorgrond Lumber Mill Sparring Arena
Talador Mage Tower Artillery/Armory
Spires of Arak Inn Trading Post
Nagrand StablesPerk: Special Mount For Combat, allowing casting while moving Siege Works


Concluding Remarks

Garrisons are a big part of WoD (but optional for the most part), and this guide certainly shows it. There are many aspects to it and it might seem like much, but once you play with it yourself and start building your garrison it is actually quite easy to deal with. If you’re a collector you’ll enjoy going around Draenor to collect the followers and build up your own private army!

Garrison Preview Part 3 – Who Are You Calling Your People?, Heirloom Vendor Change in Patch 6.0.2

Other than the release confirmation for 6.0 next week, blizzard also posted a new garrison preview about followers!

Quote from: Blizzard
Garrison Preview Part 3 – Who Are You Calling Your People?

In this series of blog posts, we’re giving you a closer look at Garrisons and how you can expect to interact with them in Warlords of Draenor. This third part is focused on Followers – the people who populate your home base, do your bidding, and come together to form a small army to take on what the Iron Horde is going to throw at you.

As we mentioned in part 1 of this series, we want the process of staking your claim on Draenor to fundamentally shape your gameplay experience. In part 2 of this series, we looked at some of the buildings that you might choose to construct and the different perks and rewards they offer you. In this part, we’re getting to know the NPCs you’ll surround yourself with, and what they’re capable of.

First Bud

Once your Garrison starts to come together, with a Barracks up and running, you’ll encounter your first Follower and send him on his first mission. You’ll use the command table in the Garrison to activate the Followers window, which allows you to manage your Followers. Therein, you’ll have a searchable list of all Followers available to you in the game and all of the information you need to work with them: their class, spec, quality, abilities, traits, level, xp needed to reach next level, and what they’re currently up to. Followers can level up to 100 just like you can, and you’ll want to level them up, as each Follower becomes more powerful as she gains levels.

While you aren’t restricted from collecting as many Followers as you like, your Garrison can only operate properly with a maximum of 20 active Followers (this number is increased to 25 if your Garrison features a level 3 Barracks). Followers can be inactivated to maintain the total population you’re going for, and inactive Followers don’t forfeit any of their experience while waiting for you to activate them again later.

Archmage Vargoth

Bastiana Moran

Clever Ashyo

Ebba Stormfist

One of the main keys to a Follower’s success is his Quality. As with many other systems in WoW, Followers come in Uncommon, Rare, and Epic quality. This designation limits the Follower’s abilities and traits, with an Uncommon Follower allowed one of each, a Rare Follower using one ability and two traits, and an Epic Follower gaining two abilities and three traits. Importantly, all Followers can upgrade to Epic Quality, and they gain random traits and a second random ability along the way. The experience they gain after they reach level 100 is what upgrades their Quality.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Your Followers’ abilities and traits define how you’ll use them, and generally, you’ll assign Followers who have specific Profession bonus traits to buildings devoted to that profession, and you’ll send strong fighters out on missions. Those with a good match for your buildings will stay home and work for you while you send others out into the wild on missions.

It’s a dangerous planet on which you’re building a Garrison, and different threats are best met by certain abilities that your Followers take into battle. For example, if you need to send someone to deal with an enemy who has deadly minions, you’ll want to choose a Follower who happens to be a Druid with Entangling Roots, or a Hunter with Freezing trap, or a Rogue with Sap, etc.

Fo Sho Knucklebump

Kaasa Blighthoof

Killix Zombrosk

Leeroy Jenkins

You won’t always have the perfect counter for the missions you need your Followers to undertake, and that’s okay. As missions become more challenging, you’ll get to send Followers out in groups, and there are some traits that affect other Followers in the group. The race preference traits are a good example here, as a Follower who has a preference for Goblin companions will increase the chance that the mission is a success when you surround her with Goblins.

I (E.I. … E.I.) Will Always Love You

The Bodyguard trait is truly notable. A small number of specific Followers have this trait, and when you assign them to a level 2 or 3 Barracks, they become your personal protector. That’s right; if you ask him to, a Bodyguard Follower will follow you right out of the Garrison and into the savage lands of Draenor, fighting by your side, utilizing his class abilities, and gaining reputation with you.

Some restrictions may apply. Bodyguard will not follow you into any battlegrounds, instances, scenarios, or washrooms. You may only have one working Bodyguard at a time. Void where prohibited. Seriously.

Millhouse Manastorm

Nadia Darksun

Nat Pagle

Qwilla Bloodedge

Reputation, you say? Yes. Much like the NPCs you earned reputation with in Pandaria, your Bodyguard will get to know you, and after many trials by your side, he will become your Wingman and gain another Ability. After much more experience fighting together, he’ll reach the remarkable reputation level of Personal Wingman. Your Personal Wingman comes with a special perk, and perks include:

  • The ability to summon another player to your position
  • A portable repair kit
  • A portable mailbox
  • The ability to cast a portal that you can use to return to your Garrison

Do You Need Something Specific?

With a level 2 Inn/Tavern, you’ll gain access to a headhunter. Working with your own private “HR at the bar”, you can order up a Follower who has a specific ability or trait. The headhunter will then present you with three potential new hires, and you can choose one of the three.

It’s a process that is so exhausting for the headhunter that she can only perform this feat once per week!


Ultan Blackgorge

Weaponmaster Na’shra


There are many other ways to obtain new Followers. Some come to you as the result of Garrison missions. You’ll meet others as you complete quests in Draenor zones such as Talador, Spires of Arak, and Nagrand. Still others can be purchased, and Followers such as Nat Pagle can only be attracted to your Garrison by your great deeds in the field of their expertise.

You are going to do many great deeds, right?

Check out our previous Garrison previews:

In part 4, we’ll take a stroll through a fully built and operational Garrison, touching on the daily and weekly steps you might take as you bring the pain to your enemies on Draenor and seek out fine rewards for yourself.

If you’re beta testing Warlords of Draenor with us and have any Garrison-related questions or experiences to share, head over to our Beta General Discussion forum and post it there. You can also leave a comment in the forums here.

Quote from: Blizzard
With the upcoming release of Patch 6.0.2, we’ll be sending the vendors who sell Heirlooms for Justice Points on a nice vacation.

As you might already be aware, both Justice and Valor Points are being removed as currencies from the game in 6.0.2. As we started to work on new ways to buy Heirlooms, we found that we were setting their value up for a rollercoaster ride. That’s because we’re also working on a larger Heirloom system for a future patch, and we don’t want to introduce an interim pricing scheme that could temporarily devalue Heirlooms or limit how we’d be able to give them out in the future. Rather than make players face buyer’s remorse and hand-wringing decisions about when to buy, we’re going to give the Justice Heirloom vendors some time off while we work on improving the system as a whole.

One thing to note is that this change only affects vendors that sell Heirlooms for Justice. PvE Heirlooms will still remain available at the Darkmoon Faire and the Trial of the Crusader, and PvP Heirlooms will continue to be available for Honor.

In Warlords of Draenor you can recruit followers for your garrison each zone. You’ll come across a lot during questing, but the zones are so big you might miss them. As we discover the rarer followers we’ll add them to the liast as well. To help you keep track of them all we’ve compiled a list of all the rares we’ve been able to find. Remember WoD is still in beta, anything can change. If we missed any feel free to leave a comment with the location and name of the rare mob or event. Click on the map for a full size version.

Number Follower Name Image Comments
1 Lokra  photo FrostfireFollower1_zps834f74aa.jpg Complete the Battle for Thunder Pass quest
2 Agg’kra  photo FrostfireFollower2_zps3ea33374.jpg Possibly alchemy only, currently removed
3 Shadow Hunter Rala  photo FrostfireFollower3_zps59d7daad.jpg Complete the quests in this quest hub
4 Mulverick  photo FrostfireFollower4_zps929d960b.jpg Complete his quest
5 Dagg  photo FrostfireFollower5_zps2aac4fa3.jpg Release him from the cages in Grom’gar and Daggermaw Ravine. He will then be infront of your garrison.
6 Initiate Nashra  photo FrostfireFollower6_zpsa13c47e4.jpg Currently not available
7 Gronnstalker Rokash  photo FrostfireFollower7_zpse85cb7c3.jpg Level 92 required for his quest
8 Archmage Vargoth  photo FrostfireFollower8_zps4fce6626.jpg One of 4 quest items


When browsing the possible followers to get there’s a few that will catch your eye. One of them is Phylarch the Evergreen. He’s a level 100 follower and is of epic quality to boot! The rarity of a follower indicates how many abilities and traits they have. The epic ones give a lot compared to the regular uncommon ones. So naturally this is one you might want to get. Here’s a quick guide (the process itself is far from quick) in the steps for how to get him.

To start off you have to get a Tier 3 Lumber Mill. So here’s a list of things you have to do to get that:

  • Build the tier 1 lumber mill, this is a Medium building.
  • Once you are able to buy the blueprints for the tier 2 lumber mill do so. You can buy it with an Outpost Building Assembly Notes item or with gold.
  • This is where it gets really grindy. You will have to complete the achievement Upgrading the Mill. I’ll explain this one below.
  • Once you have the achievement you can buy the tier 3 lumber mill and upgrade it.
  • Now that you have the tier 3 lumber mill go out into the world (Spires of Arak / Nagrand) to chop down Large Timber.
  • Keep doing this until you have defeated Phylarch the Evergreen in battle 3 times. (He does not spawn at every Large Timber, it can take a while)
  • Accept his surrender and his offer to become your newest garrison follower!

Upgrading the Mill

To get the Tier 3 blueprints for your garrison buildings you will have to complete achievements, and this one is an ugly murlock’s uncle if there ever was one.

You have to turn in 75 work orders and complete 2 quests. Considering at level 2 you’ll be able to turn in 3 work orders per day it will take you a total of 25 days to complete. Each work order takes 50 timber and currently gives you 100 garrison resources with a chance of some Apexis Crystals. So for the first part of this achievement you’ll have to farm your timber diligently every day for 25 days.

Legacy of the Ancients

You will need a tier 2 lumber mill for this. There’s a chance you can come across an Ancient looking tree which is gray. When you try to cut him down he will attack you and you need to kill him. Once you do it will give you a quest to get the cores of 4 other trees in 4 zones. If you’re leveling up it might take a while as one of them is Nagrand, which is the final leveling zone. Once you have all 4 cores turn them in at the lumbe rmill and that’ll be the end of that.


Reduction in Force

For this quest you will need the Follower Weldon Barov. This is a follower you can only get if you have the lumber mill. In a couple of zones, one of which is Nagrand you’ll see a fallen tree on someone. Chop it up into pieces and voila you’ll have another follower!

Around level 96 (unconfirmed which level) he will give you the quest to get the head of a Barov member. You’ll need to chop down small timber until he spawns.

Closing Thoughts

The sheer amount of time and farming it takes to get this follower certainly will hold some off from getting this follower. The amount of abilities and traits that he has makes it very worth it. And if that isn’t enough for you, maybe the additional 5 achievement points for getting an epic follower are?