Garrisons and You

In WoD, garrisons play a big part in pet battles. Whether it is receiving pets as a reward for a quest or simply providing the way for you to obtain the pet, your garrison will see a lot of use if you want to maximize your pet intake. Let’s go a bit more in-depth into the buildings that you will need/want and why they are needed for your garrison.

I will say, it would probably be easier to spread these buildings out over 2 characters, so you don’t have to wait as long to obtain these pets. The choice to do so, however, is yours.

Do note, that all of these pets (with the exception of the Pygmy Cow) are obtainable via the auction house, but to obtain these pets yourself without going that route, you’ll need the following guide.

List of buildings related to pets:

Fishing Shack
Herb Garden
Pet Menagerie
Engineering Works
The Forge
Tailoring Emporium
The Mine
Trading Post
The Barn
Frostwall Tavern/Lunarfall Inn

The Fishing Shack

The Fishing Shack is a required building for you to obtain the Land Shark and Sea Calf* pets. They cannot be found in any other place (other than the auction house, of course). In addition to having the Fishing Shack, you will need to obtain Nat Pagle as a follower so that you can earn the special currency required to purchase the pets: Nat’s Lucky Coin.

*The Sea Calf is currently unavailable, but will become available when patch 6.1 hits.

To obtain Nat Pagle as a follower: You will need to raise your Fishing Shack to level 3 (and thus, your garrison to level 3) and by doing so, you will open up a quest line to obtain him. Getting to level 3 will take some time and dedication (as will fishing up the fish needed for the coins).

Obtaining the Land Shark or Sea Calf: To obtain these pets, you must purchase them from Nat Pagle using a currency called “Nat’s Lucky Coin”. These coins are traded to you when you turn in Lunker fish. There are Lunkers of each type of fish (except Sea Scorpion and Crescent Saberfish). Also, you can only hold up to 5 of each type of lunker at one time, so if you’ve hit your limit of 5, go turn them in before attempting to capture more.

Both the Land Shark and the Sea Calf cost 50 of Nat’s Lucky Coins each. So you’ll need a total of 100 Nat’s Lucky Coins for both pets. This is generally a very time-consuming process, although it shouldn’t take quite as long in patch 6.1 as it did at launch.

Once you’ve taken care of the coins, you’ll need a specific reputation with Nat Pagle to purchase the pets – Good Friends. This is the equivalent of Revered for Nat, and you’ll need a total of 33,600 reputation to achieve this.

How to obtain the Fishing Shack: You can begin building your fishing shack on a level 2 garrison. The quest to build the shack can be obtained at level 94. Once you have the Fishing Shack available, you can upgrade it to level 2. The blueprints to upgrade the building to level 2 cost 1,000 gold. Upgrading to level 3 is a bit more difficult. In order to unlock the blueprints needed to upgrade your garrison to level 3, you’ll need to complete the achievement: Draenor Angler as well as be level 100. Completing that achievement will take a lot of time, considering that you must catch 100 enormous fish of almost every Draenor fish type. Once you’ve completed the task, however, the level 3 blueprints will unlock, which again, you can purchase for 1,000 gold.

Upgrading the Fishing Shack: As previously stated, the blueprints for updating the Fishing Shack cost 1,000 gold each. To upgrade the shack to level 2, it will cost 50 garrison resources and 300 gold. The process will take 1 hour to complete. Upgrading to level 3 will cost 100 garrison resources and 500 gold. Again, the process will take one hour to complete.

Upgrading costs breakdown:

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 2,350 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 150 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 7,800 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost)
  • 2,800 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3)

The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden is a required building in order for you to obtain the Crazy Carrot pet and very rarely, the Nightshade Sproutling pet. The Crazy Carrot cannot be obtained from any other place (except the auction house), so seriously consider building this, especially since it doesn’t take up any of your small, medium, or large plots.

How to obtain the Herb Garden: When you turn level 96, a quest will open up in your garrison – Clearing the Garden (Alliance) / Clearing the Garden (Horde). Complete the quest and you will have built the Herb Garden. Do note that your Herb Garden can only be placed on a Level 2 garrison or higher, so consider upgrading the garrison early on.

Obtaining the Crazy Carrot and Nightshade Sproutling: To obtain the Crazy Carrot pet, you’ll need to collect 1000 Draenic Seeds. You can find Draenic Seeds when you collect Herbalism nodes around Draenor and your garrison’s Herb Garden. You will need to collect all of the seeds on one character, as the seeds are soulbound, so this is made much easier if you have the Herbalism profession. Also, you cannot collect seeds from any herb nodes (even if you have the Herbalism profession) until you have the Herb Garden built.

Once you have collected the necessary seeds, you can purchase the Crazy Carrot pet from the vendor at your Herb Garden in your garrison.

The Nightshade Sproutling has a chance to drop from a Disturbed Podling, which has a chance to appear when farming Herbalism nodes. Unfortunately, the drop rate of the pet is extremely low and even getting the Disturbed Podling to appear is somewhat difficult. On the plus side, the Disturbed Podling can appear when you’re farming up your herbs in your Herb Garden, so that will increase the chances of you seeing that particular NPC.

Upgrading your Herb Garden: You will earn more seeds per day from your Herb Garden by leveling up the building. At level 3, you can generally receive around 30 seeds per day from your Herb Garden. To upgrade the building, you’ll need to purchase the blueprints. The blueprints to upgrade the Herb Garden cost 1,000 gold each. In addition to that, there is the cost of the actual upgrading process. Upgrading to level 2 will cost 50 garrison resources, 300 gold, and will take 1 hour to complete. Upgrading to level 3 will cost 100 garrison resources, 500 gold, and will also take 1 hour to complete.

Do note, that you will need a level 3 garrison to upgrade your Herb Garden to level 3, so you will need to factor in those costs as well.

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 2,350 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 150 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 7,800 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost)
  • 2,800 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3)

The Mines

The Mine in your garrison is a potential place for you to earn the Ore Eater pet. They drop very rarely from a Goren Protector, which has a chance to spawn each time you mine a node (including nodes that you find out in the wild, should you have the Mining profession). I will say that the spawn rate of the Goren Protectors is very low, so the more nodes you have to mine, the better. Upgrading this “building” would be high on my priority list, especially since ore is also a component of many professions’ recipes and their daily cooldowns.

Obtaining the Mine: The Mine is unlocked once you have leveled to level 94, a quest will open up for you to complete and upon completion, you will earn the Mine. (Note: This can only be done in a level 2 garrison, so you will need to upgrade that first. Luckily, it only costs 200 garrison resources to do so.)

How to obtain the Ore Eater pet: As said before, the Ore Eater pet has a chance to drop (although, very rarely) from a Goren Protector. These NPCs spawn rarely when mining nodes (both in the garrison and in the wild). I will say that I, myself, have mined well over 1,000 nodes and have yet to see the pet drop. So, quantity of nodes is, in my opinion, of the highest priority.

Upgrading the Mine: As previously stated with the Fishing Shack and Herb Garden, the blueprints for updating the Fishing Shack cost 1,000 gold each. To upgrade the shack to level 2, it will cost 50 garrison resources and 300 gold. The process will take 1 hour to complete. Upgrading to level 3 will cost 100 garrison resources and 500 gold. Again, the process will take one hour to complete.

As with all buildings in your garrison, you will need to level the garrison up to level 3 to gain access to the buildings’ level 3 blueprints.

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 2,350 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 150 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 7,800 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost)
  • 2,800 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Engineering Works

The Engineering Works provides the plans for not just one pet, but for three of them (four if you count Sky-Bo). Do note that you do not have to be an Engineer to unlock the plans to build these pets, but I will say that it certainly doesn’t hurt to build the pets on a character with the Engineering profession.

Obtaining the Engineering Works: Obtaining the Engineering Works is a bit different than the stationary buildings that I have thus described. If you are an Engineer, you can immediately obtain the building on a level 1 garrison, you just need to loot one of the following: Gnomish Location Transponder (Alliance) / Burned-Out Hand Cannon (Horde) and complete the quest chain that is offered from those items. Once completed, you will receive the Draenor Engineering skill and the blueprint to build the Engineering Works.

If you are not an Engineer, you will not be able to build the Engineering Works until your garrison has reached level 2. At that time, all profession building blueprints will unlock, and you will be able to build the Engineering Works.

Obtaining the Pets: The Engineering Works provides the schematics to build 3 different pets: Lifelike Mechanical Boar, Mechanical Scorpid, and Mechanical Axebeak. It also provides the schematic for the Blingtron 5000, which has a chance to drop the Sky-Bo pet.

To obtain the schematics for the pets, you will need to make 3 Secrets of Draenor Engineering (4 if you’re making a Blingtron 5000, but that is only available to Engineers). Each pet schematic costs 1 Secret of Draenor Engineering. Once learned, each pet has a certain cost to make, and it will take a while to construct all 3 of them.

The Lifelike Mechanical Boar is obtained through 50 Gearspring Parts and 40 Sumptuous Fur. The Gearspring Parts are obtained by completing the daily cooldown and by processing work orders for more Gearspring Parts. Sumptuous Fur is obtained from humanoids in the wilds of Draenor as well as by processing clefthoof and wolf pelts at the Barn (if you have that building). Between the daily cooldown and the work orders for the Gearspring Parts, you can expect this pet to take about 4-5 days to complete. (If you are not an Engineer, you will have to wait until your Engineering Works is level 3 before you can purchase this pet, and since you can only get Gearspring Parts in Work Orders, it will take much longer – about 9 days to gather all of the materials needed for the pet.)

The Mechanical Axebeak is obtained through 50 Gearspring Parts. The Gearspring Parts are obtained by completing the daily cooldown and by processing work orders for more Gearspring Parts. Between the daily cooldown and the work orders for the Gearspring Parts, you can expect this pet to take about 4-5 days to complete. (If you are not an Engineer, you will have to wait until your Engineering Works is level 3 before you can purchase this pet, and since you can only get Gearspring Parts in Work Orders, it will take much longer – about 9 days to gather all of the materials needed for the pet.)

The Mechanical Scorpid is obtained through 30 Gearspring Parts. The Gearspring Parts are obtained by completing the daily cooldown and by processing work orders for more Gearspring Parts. Between the daily cooldown and the work orders for the Gearspring Parts, you can expect this pet to take about 2-3 days to complete. (If you are not an Engineer, you will have to wait until your Engineering Works is level 3 before you can purchase this pet, and since you can only get Gearspring Parts in Work Orders, it will take much longer – about 5 days to gather all of the materials needed for the pet.)

As said before, Sky-Bo is a pet that is obtained through the Blingtron 5000 (do note that it only has a chance to drop from the Blingtron, it’s not a guarantee), and if you’re planning on obtaining the pet that way, you will need 1 Secret of Draenor Engineering to obtain the schematic. Once you’ve learned the recipe, it will take 100 Gearspring Parts to build, so you can expect this to take about 10 days to complete through doing the daily cooldown and Work Orders. Speaking of which….

Daily Cooldown and Work Orders: You can speed up the process of obtaining these pets considerably by having a high Engineering Skill and a leveled up Engineering Works. The amount of Gearspring Parts you obtain through the daily cooldown will be increased as your Engineering skill goes up.

If you have a follower with the Engineering trait, you can also obtain more Gearspring Parts per Work Order, depending on their level. At level 90, they have a 50% to grant 2 Gearspring Parts instead of just 1 for each Work Order. This bonus increases by 5% per follower level for a maximum of 100% chance to grant 2 Gearspring Parts at level 100. Each Work Order costs 2x Blackrock Ore and 2x True Iron Ore. Each Work Order takes 4 hours to complete, for a maximum of 6 work orders per day. So if you keep your Engineering Works’ work orders going at all times, you will wind up with at least 6 Gearspring Parts per day from work orders and a potential of 12 Gearspring Parts per day from work orders.

The daily cooldown for Engineers requires 10x Blackrock Ore and 10x True Iron Ore. If you have a low Engineering level, you will get the minimum of 4 Gearspring Parts per day. The chance for more Gearspring Parts is increased as your Engineering skill gets higher. So at maximum level (700), you will always receive the maximum amount of Gearspring Parts (10) per daily cooldown.

Engineers can also obtain Gearspring Parts from the Blingtron 5000’s daily as well. As far as I can tell, you can only get 1 or 2 Gearspring Part(s) per daily cooldown (if someone has gotten more than that, please let me know).

Gearspring Parts can also be bought from your garrison’s Primal Trader, at a rate of 10x Primal Spirits per 1 Gearspring Part.

Upgrading the Engineering Works: Unlike the stationary buildings which are given to you for free once you’ve completed the requisite quests, the profession buildings do have an initial cost.

Placing a level 1 Engineering Works on your garrison will take 50 garrison resources and 150 gold.

The blueprints for upgrading the Engineering Works to level 2 are 750 gold or you can trade an Outpost Building Assembly Notes for the blueprints in either Warspear or Stormshield in Ashran. If purchasing the blueprints outright, you will need to be at least level 96 or will need to have completed the Talador outpost quest chains for your outpost building. In either case, once you have learned the blueprint, it will cost 100 garrison resources and 300 gold to upgrade the Engineering Works to level 2.

The blueprints for upgrading the Engineering Works to level 3 are 1,000 gold and will only unlock when you have completed Working More Orders, which requires you to have completed 250 Work Orders at your garrison. This achievement is account-wide so once you unlock it, it unlocks for all characters on your account. Do note that you will need to complete this achievement on one character, as alts can’t contribute to another character’s progress. Once unlocked, the cost for upgrading the building is 300 garrison resources and 500 gold. (This can only be completed on a level 3 garrison.)

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 2,650 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 450 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 6,950 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – uses Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 7,700 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 1,950 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and uses the Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 2,700 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)

The Barn

The Barn is the only source of the Pygmy Cow pet. When I say the only source, I mean the only source. There is currently no other way of obtaining this pet. It is not tradeable, meaning that you cannot put it up on the Auction House. If you want this pet, I’m afraid that you’ll have to break down and build the Barn. If you’re a Tailor or Leatherworker, then you’ll want the Barn anyways, as Work Orders from the Barn produce Fur or Leather depending on what kind of animal(s) you trap.

Obtaining the Barn: You can obtain the Barn building when your garrison reaches level 2. This will unlock all of the level 1 blueprints that were unavailable to you before. (Note: The Salvage Yard blueprint will still be unavailable to you as that requires a quest to unlock.) Once unlocked, it will cost 100 garrison resources and 150 gold to build the Barn. The process will take 1 hour to complete.

Obtaining the Pygmy Cow: The Pygmy Cow is learned from the Glass of Warm Milk which spawns in a level 3 Barn. When your Barn is level 3, it has a chance to appear on either the top floor of the Barn or the bottom floor. Because of the top floor’s inaccessibility, I have heard that if you move the Barn to a different place in your Garrison that it will spawn on the bottom floor. I don’t know if that is true or not, as it spawned on the bottom floor the first time for me.

Upgrading the Barn: The blueprints for upgrading the Barn to level 2 will cost 1,000 gold. If you have Outpost Building Assembly Notes, you can turn them in for the blueprints to the level 2 Barn. This will require you to have either reached level 98 or to have completed the quest chain in Spires of Arak for your respective outpost building. Once you have learned the blueprint, the upgrade cost is 300 garrison resources and 300 gold. The process will take 1 hour to complete.

The blueprints for upgrading the Barn to level 3 require that you complete an achievement, Master Trapper, which requires you to put in 125 Work Orders at your Barn. Thankfully, progress towards this achievement can be obtained from all of your characters, so many different toons participating in work orders will speed the progress towards the achievement along. (I used 3 toons to earn this achievement.) Once you have completed the achievement, you can purchase the blueprints for 1,000 gold. After learning the blueprint, the upgrade cost is 600 garrison resources and 500 gold. The process will take 1 hour to complete.

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 3,200 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 1,000 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 6,950 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – uses Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 7,700 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 1,950 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and uses the Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 2,700 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)

Trading Post

The Trading Post is the building that you will need if you want to acquire the Bone Wasp and Sky Fry pets. There is one pet per faction (Bone Wasp for Horde / Sky Fry for Alliance) that you can earn. If you want to earn both of these pets without purchasing one from the auction house or trading for one is to build one of these buildings on both the Horde side and the Alliance side.

Obtaining the Trading Post: As with the Barn, the option to build the Trading Post will open up once you have a level 2 garrison. Once unlocked, it will cost 100 garrison resources and 150 gold to build the Barn. The process will take 1 hour to complete.

Obtaining the Bone Wasp and Sky Fry pets: As said before, each faction is allowed to earn one of the pets via their respective Trading Post. For the Horde, this means that you can purchase the Bone Wasp. For the Alliance, this means that you can purchase the Sky Fry. When you unlock the ability to purchase the pets, they will both cost 1,000 gold and 2,000 Apexis Crystals.

Unlocking the Bone Wasp requires that you earn reputation with the Laughing Skull Orcs. This reputation can be earned by killing level 100 mobs in Gorgrond (the Pit is a place you can do this). However, you can also earn reputation by killing level 100 mobs in the Everbloom Wilds. You will need to reach Revered status with the Laughing Skull to unlock the ability to purchase the Bone Wasp.

Unlocking the Sky Fry requires that you earn reputation with the Sha’tari Defense. This reputation can be earned by killing level 100 mobs in Talador (the most plentiful area is in Shattrath City). However, you can also earn reputation by killing level 100 mobs in Bladefury Hold in the north of Talador. You will need to reach Revered status with the Sha’tari Defense to unlock the ability to purchase the Sky Fry.

Upgrading the Trading Post: Unlike most of the other buildings, you do not need to fully upgrade the Trading Post to be able to purchase the pets. It only needs to be level 2, as that is when the quartermasters for the Laughing Skull / Sha’tari Defense unlock.

The blueprints for upgrading the Trading Post to level 2 will cost 1,000 gold. If you have Outpost Building Assembly Notes, you can turn them in for the blueprints to the level 2 Trading Post. This will require you to have either reached level 98 or to have completed the quest chain in Spires of Arak for your respective outpost building. After learning the blueprint, the upgrade cost is 300 garrison resources and 300 gold. The process will take 1 hour to complete.

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 600 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 2)
  • 400 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 2)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 450 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 2 and blueprints cost – uses Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 1,450 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 2 and blueprints cost – uses Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2 and covers cost of pet)
  • 1,450 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 2 and blueprints cost – does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 2,450 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 2 and blueprints cost – does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2 and covers cost of pet)

Total amount of Apexis Crystals needed:

2,000 Apexis Crystals per pet

The Forge

The Forge is the Blacksmithing building and it is required to build a Soul of the Forge pet. Unlike the Engineering Works, however, you must be a Blacksmith in order to make this pet. Non-Blacksmiths that have the Forge are ineligible to make this pet. Unfortunate, but there you go.

Obtaining the Forge: Since only Blacksmiths can make this pet, I’m only going to explain this as if you were a Blacksmith. You can build a Forge on a level 1 garrison as soon as you find the following item: Haephests’ Satchel (Alliance) / Fractured Forge Hammer (Horde). The quest line given by these quests will end with you learning Draenor Blacksmithing and the blueprints to a level 1 Forge. Once you’ve learned the blueprint for the Forge, it will cost 50 garrison resources and 150 gold to build the building. The process will also take 1 hour to complete.

While it is possible for you to maintain a level 1 Forge and eventually learn and construct a Soul of the Forge, it is highly recommended that you upgrade your Forge so that you can make this beautiful pet faster.

Making a Soul of the Forge: The recipe for the Soul of the Forge can be purchased from the vendor at the Forge for 1 Secret of Draenor Blacksmithing, which is a daily cooldown if you’re a Blacksmith. The cost of the daily quest is 5x True Iron Ore, so having an upgraded Mine is also a good idea.

Once you have learned the recipe for a Soul of the Forge, it will cost 50x Truesteel Ingot to actually make the item. The Truesteel Ingots are made from the other Blacksmithing daily cooldown, as well as from Work Orders that are placed at the Forge. The cost of the daily cooldown for making Truesteel Ingots is 20x True Iron Ore and 10x Blackrock Ore. Between the daily cooldown and the work orders, you can expect this pet to take between 5-6 days to complete. (Depending on how many work orders you have going, if you have a follower working at the Forge, and what level that follower is.)

Daily Cooldown and Work Orders: You can speed up the process of obtaining these pets considerably by having a high Blacksmithing Skill and a leveled up Forge. The amount of Truesteel Ingots you obtain through the daily cooldown will be increased as your Blacksmithing skill goes up.

If you have a follower with the Blacksmithing trait, you can also obtain more Truesteel Ingot per Work Order, depending on their level. At level 90, they have a 50% to grant 2 Truesteel Ingots instead of just 1 for each Work Order. This bonus increases by 5% per follower level for a maximum of 100% chance to grant 2 Truesteel Ingots at level 100. Each Work Order costs 5x True Steel Ore. Each Work Order takes 4 hours to complete, for a maximum of 6 work orders per day. So if you keep your Forge work orders going at all times, you will wind up with at least 6 Truesteel Ingots per day from work orders and a potential of 12 Truesteel Ingots per day from work orders.

As said before, the daily cooldown for Blacksmiths requires 10x Blackrock Ore and 20x True Iron Ore. If you have a low Blacksmithing level, you will get the minimum of 4 Truesteel Ingots per day. The chance for more Truesteel Ingots is increased as your Blacksmithing skill gets higher. So at maximum level (700), you will always receive the maximum amount of Truesteel Ingots (10) per daily cooldown.

Blacksmiths can also obtain Truesteel Ingots from the Blingtron 5000’s daily as well. As far as I can tell, you can only get 1 or 2 Truesteel Ingot(s) per daily cooldown (if someone has gotten more than that, please let me know).

Truesteel Ingots can also be bought from your garrison’s Primal Trader, at a rate of 10x Primal Spirits per 1 Truesteel Ingot.

Upgrading the Forge: Unlike the stationary buildings which are given to you for free once you’ve completed the requisite quests, the profession buildings do have an initial cost.

Placing a Forge on your garrison will initially cost 50 garrison resources and 150 gold.

The blueprints for upgrading the Forge to level 2 are 750 gold or you can trade an Outpost Building Assembly Notes for the blueprints in either Warspear or Stormshield in Ashran. If purchasing the blueprints outright, you will need to be at least level 96 or will need to have completed the Talador outpost quest chains for your outpost building. In either case, once you have learned the blueprint, it will cost 100 garrison resources and 300 gold to upgrade the Forge to level 2.

The blueprints for upgrading the Forge to level 3 are 1,000 gold and will only unlock when you have completed Working More Orders, which requires you to have completed 250 Work Orders at your garrison. This achievement is account-wide so once you unlock it, it unlocks for all characters on your account. Do note that you will need to complete this achievement on one character, as alts can’t contribute to another character’s progress. Once unlocked, the cost for upgrading the building is 300 garrison resources and 500 gold. (This can only be completed on a level 3 garrison.)

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 2,650 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 450 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 6,950 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – uses Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 7,700 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 1,950 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and uses the Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 2,700 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)

Tailoring Emporium

The Tailoring Emporium is where you can make the Elekk Plushie, which is needed not only for the Overstuffed achievement, but also for the An Awfully Big Adventure achievement which rewards you with another pet – Trunks. So if you think about it, if you manage to complete that achievement, you’ll actually get 2 pets thanks to the Tailoring Emporium. Like the Forge, only Tailors can make an Elekk Plushie. Sad, but what can you do?

Obtaining the Tailoring Emporium: Since only Tailors can make this item, I’m only going to explain this as if you were a Tailor. You can build a Tailoring Emporium on a level 1 garrison as soon as you find the following item: Cryptic Tome of Tailoring (Alliance) / Frostwolf Tailoring Kit (Horde). The quest line given by these quests will end with you learning Draenor Tailoring and the blueprints to a level 1 Tailoring Emporium. Once you’ve learned the blueprint for the Tailoring Emporium, it will cost 50 garrison resources and 150 gold to build the building. The process will also take 1 hour to complete.

While it is possible for you to maintain a level 1 Tailoring Emporium and eventually learn and construct an Elekk Plushie, it is highly recommended that you upgrade your Tailoring Emporium so that you can make this cuddly pet faster.

Making an Elekk Plushie: The recipe for the Elekk Plushie can be purchased from the vendor at the Tailoring Emporium for 1 Secret of Draenor Tailoring, which is a daily cooldown if you’re a Tailor. The cost of the daily quest is 5x Sumptuous Fur, so it’s a good idea to have an upgraded Barn as well.

Once you have learned the recipe for the Elekk Plushie, it will cost 50x Hexweave Cloth and 10x Sorcerous Earth to make the item. The Hexweave Cloth are made from the other Tailoring daily cooldown, as well as from Work Orders that are placed at the Tailoring Emporium. The cost of the daily cooldown for making Hexweave Cloth is 20x Sumptuous Fur and 10x Gorgrond Flytrap. Between the daily cooldown and the work orders, you can expect this pet to take between 5-6 days to complete. (Depending on how many work orders you have going, if you have a follower working at the Tailoring Emporium, and what level that follower is.)

Daily Cooldown and Work Orders: You can speed up the process of obtaining these pets considerably by having a high Tailoring Skill and a leveled up Tailoring Emporium. The amount of Hexweave Cloth you obtain through the daily cooldown will be increased as your Tailoring skill goes up.

If you have a follower with the Tailoring trait, you can also obtain more Hexweave Cloth per Work Order, depending on their level. At level 90, they have a 50% to grant 2 Hexweave Cloth instead of just 1 for each Work Order. This bonus increases by 5% per follower level for a maximum of 100% chance to grant 2 Hexweave Cloth at level 100. Each Work Order costs 5x Sumptuous Fur. Each Work Order takes 4 hours to complete, for a maximum of 6 work orders per day. So if you keep your Tailoring Emporium work orders going at all times, you will wind up with at least 6 Hexweave Cloth per day from work orders and a potential of 12 Hexweave Cloth per day from work orders.

As said before, the daily cooldown for Tailors requires 20x Sumptuous Fur and 10x Gorgrond Flytrap. If you have a low Tailoring level, you will get the minimum of 4 Hexweave Cloth per day. The chance for more Hexweave Cloth is increased as your Tailoring skill gets higher. So at maximum level (700), you will always receive the maximum amount of Hexweave Cloth (10) per daily cooldown.

Tailors can also obtain Hexweave Cloth from the Blingtron 5000’s daily as well. As far as I can tell, you can only get 1 or 2 Hexweave Cloth per daily cooldown (if someone has gotten more than that, please let me know).

Hexweave Cloth can also be bought from your garrison’s Primal Trader, at a rate of 10x Primal Spirits per 1 Hexweave Cloth.

Upgrading the Tailoring Emporium: Unlike the stationary buildings which are given to you for free once you’ve completed the requisite quests, the profession buildings do have an initial cost.

Placing a Tailoring Emporium on your garrison will initially cost 50 garrison resources and 150 gold.

The blueprints for upgrading the Tailoring Emporium to level 2 are 750 gold or you can trade an Outpost Building Assembly Notes for the blueprints in either Warspear or Stormshield in Ashran. If purchasing the blueprints outright, you will need to be at least level 96 or will need to have completed the Talador outpost quest chains for your outpost building. In either case, once you have learned the blueprint, it will cost 100 garrison resources and 300 gold to upgrade the Tailoring Emporium to level 2.

The blueprints for upgrading the Tailoring Emporium to level 3 are 1,000 gold and will only unlock when you have completed Working More Orders, which requires you to have completed 250 Work Orders at your garrison. This achievement is account-wide so once you unlock it, it unlocks for all characters on your account. Do note that you will need to complete this achievement on one character, as alts can’t contribute to another character’s progress. Once unlocked, the cost for upgrading the building is 300 garrison resources and 500 gold. (This can only be completed on a level 3 garrison.)

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

  • 2,650 (including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)
  • 450 (not including resources needed to level your garrison to level 3)

Total amount of Gold needed:

  • 6,950 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – uses Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 7,700 gold (including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and blueprints cost – does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 1,950 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and uses the Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)
  • 2,700 gold (not including gold needed to level your garrison to level 3 and does not use Outpost Building Assembly Notes to purchase level 2)

Frostwall Tavern/Lunarfall Inn

The Frostwall Tavern/Lunarfall Inn is where you can pick up the quests that offer the Everbloom Peachick and Sentinel’s Companion pets. Obtaining these pets takes a bit of luck, as you’ll need the NPC that offers them to show up at your garrison. On the plus side, though, unlike most other buildings, you can obtain these pets from a level 1 tavern/inn. If these pets are the only reason that you have this building, then there’s no point to you even trying to upgrade this building, as you’ll just be wasting your time, gold, and garrison resources.

Building the Frostwall Tavern/Lunarfall Inn: You can obtain this building as soon as your garrison reaches level 2. The initial building cost is 100 garrison resources and 150 gold. I’m not going to go into any more detail as you don’t need a higher level tavern/inn to obtain the pets.

Obtaining the Everbloom Peachick: This requires that Mylune visit your garrison because she offers the quest, For the Birds, which rewards this pet. The quest requires that you enter the Everbloom dungeon, recover a Tiny Peachick Hatchling, and kill the end boss, Yalnu. This quest can be completed in either normal or heroic version, but will still require level 100 and an average item level of 600 to enter the dungeon.

Obtaining the Sentinel’s Companion: This requires that the Cowled Ranger visit your garrison because she offers the quest, The Huntresses, which rewards this pet. The quest requires that you enter the Shadowmoon Burial Grounds dungeon, recover a Silver-Lined Arrow, and kill the end boss, Ner’zhul. Unlike For the Birds, this quest can only be completed in Heroic mode. It requires that you reach level 100 and have an average item level of at least 610. Also, if you’re planning on using the Dungeon Finder to complete this, you will need to pass the Proving Grounds (Silver) for the role that you’re queuing with. (So if you’re queuing as a DPS, you’ll need to have finished the Proving Grounds (Silver) for the DPS role.)

Total amount of Garrison Resources needed:

100 garrison resources

Total amount of Gold needed:

150 gold

Pet Menagerie

Of course, there is the Pet Menagerie. I dedicated a whole page to that building, though, so please visit that for more information. 🙂

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