Hey everyone! It's your boi kanemochi back with another order hall mission guide. I did the 7.3 Order Hall Mission Guide
and the Post-7.3 Alt Army Mission Guide
, which still have a lot of relevant information if you have general questions about order hall missions/alt armies. You can also check /u/x3noncs Order Hall Spreadsheet post
if you have questions about which champions to use. With all that said, let's get to the new stuff:
The Feb 20 hotfix nerfed Sangue di Sargeras
(BoS) missions (by increasing the cost) such that if your goal was trading them in for Order Resources (OR), the net gain was reduced from 600 OR to 0.
This made lots of goblins sad, some to the point that they considered giving up on their order hall mission farm. But I'm far from reaching that point, and you should be too!
Is it still worth it?Yes, absolutely yes
. Some of the methodology around sustaining order halls has changed, but it's still an amazing and largely passive gold farm. Completing Argus and getting to ilvl 950 as quickly as possible on each alt is still the way to go. Meatball is still very much worth the (little) effort it takes to get him, IMO.
How to sustain your Order Resources (OR)
- Best methods:
a. Complete as many BoS missions as possible on Druids, using Broll Orsomanto only. This hotfix indirectly buffed Broll by making his discount increase from 540 OR to 720 OR for ilvl 950 BoS missions.
b. Complete as many free WQs as possible every day. This upgrade exists for DH, DK, Mage, Paladin, Warlock, and Warrior. It's even more important now to always target the highest OR/BoS mission to sustain your alt army.
c. Sustain Argus troops with "hearts". These items are generated by a specific champion for DH, Druid, Mage, Priest, Shaman, and Warlock.
d. Complete WQs everyday on a character with a fully-loaded bodyguard, and use BoS missions to transfer to alts. I do this on my main (Hunter) with +400 OR and they stack up quick.
- Medium methods:
a. Dono del Cacciatore del Sangue enchants. Put this on every alt. Note that it has a 1h internal cooldown, so if you get a drop on an alt, finish up what you're doing and switch to another char. (You can get multiple drops if you AoE a ton of mobs then loot, however.)
b. Complete Penetrare nella tomba. 15k OR for reasonably little play time.
- Okay methods:
a. High OR/BoS WQs. I look for 1k+ OR (or 5+ BoS), near a Flight Path/Beacon, and Wardens-type single kill; or Dalaran profession quests. Repeat on multiple chars. Note that Wowhead has a dynamic WQ list on their website. Much easier for checking profession-specific WQs.
b. WQ bonus week. Complete Il mondo attende for 5k OR.
To give you an idea of the big picture, here are the classes I have:
- 1 Hunter (main, sustained through WQs)
- 3 Druids (sustained through Broll's ability)
- 14 free WQ classes (sustained through free WQs, obvs)
- 4 other classes (sustained through my main)
Total sustainers: 18
Total leeches: 4
I intentionally created multiple DHs, Druids, Mages and Warlocks as they have the best abilities for mission gold-farming and OR-sustaining. This has turned out to be an even bigger boon post-hotfix.
Can you still use missions to farm things other than gold on alts?
Yes! I would just recommend being more cost-sensitive than ever. Here are the cheapest missions:
- Artifact Power 12h only - 100 OR (Why the cheapest is 12h and not 14-18h, I don't know.)
- Champion Equipment all missions - 100 OR
- Pet Charms all missions - 150 OR
- Reputation tokens 18h only - 100 OR
- Veiled Argunite 24h only - 200 OR
I'm not actually sure the costs on Primal Sargerite (since I never do them), but I assume the longer missions cost less OR.
- Alt army gold mission farming is not dead.
- Class choice is more important when leveling/boosting an alt for this method of gold farming.
- You don't need to spend hours farming OR.
- I actually do more WQs on my main now.
- If you're new to this and just setting up your alt army, you may need to farm significant OR/BoS to get started, after which it will be largely sustainable.