Monday, November 15, 2010

Elemental Invasion Phase 4, or "Get a Feat of Strength"

Every 2-3 hours, all over the city.  The elementals invade the cities only every 2-3 hours and when they arrive (after a 5 minute warning) they're everywhere.  No way to miss them.
  • Orgrimmar & Ironforge: Earth and Fire rifts
  • Thunder Bluff & Stormwind: Water and Wind rifts
By defending your faction's cities and getting the buffs for closing all the types of rifts, you earn Tripping the Rifts, a once-in-a-lifetime pre-expansion Feat of Strength.  While waiting, you can do the quest chains if you haven't yet, or do some of the new quests.

I may have time later this week to map those quests out, but not tonight, alas.

Things I wasn't sure about until I did it:
  1. You do not need to be in a raid to get the buff.
  2. You get the buff when the elementals stop spawning (i.e. when the rift closes).
  3. The buff hits an area of people, so you need to be nearby when the rift closes.
  4. You can (and probably will) get both buffs in one city defense event.
Therefore, you only need to do your (two) available cities once each.

And then after the event you can queue for the specially available bosses.  (LFD or the portals in the city.)


  1. you can get this feat by doing the same thing to rifts in Northrend. All you have to do is fly around the NR zones finding rifts there of each different kind (diff elements in different zones). Almost comically easy.

  2. You can also get the feat by fighting elemental invasions all over Azeroth. You know, the ones that give you the strange device to return to a capitol city? I think the key is getting the associated buff. Get one of each elemental type and you get the Tripping the Rifts.

  3. My problem is that I don't have much time to run around and look for things, or that there's nothing around when I do.


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