There are lots of currencies to farm and pick up in World of Warcraft, and patch 10.1 in Dragonflight introduced a fair few more to the mix.
One of the most important currencies to be aware of if you’re a PvE fan is Flightstones. You can use Flightstones to upgrade your season 2 PvE gear, and you can get your hands on them in a variety of different ways.
To help you upgrade quickly, here’s a guide on how to farm Flightstones in Dragonflight.
How to Get Flightstones
Put simply, Flightstones come from PvE content. No matter what kind of PvE content it is, you’ll be able to get at least a few Flightstones from doing it.
Regular quests, for example, tend to give about 10 Flightstones in the Zaralek Cavern zone and in content from the 10.1 patch and onwards.
This isn’t the most efficient way of farming Flightstones, though. Generally, the harder the content is, the more Flightstones you’ll get as a reward.
Currently, one of the best ways to farm Flighstones is to work your way through the Mythic+ Dungeon rotation. If you’ve never tried M+ content before, it can seem a little intimidating at first but it’s worth learning how to do these Dungeons.
In my opinion, it’s much easier to do M+ content with a group of people that you know, or with people you’ve at least spoken to. If you’re in a guild but don’t have anyone to run M+ with, now is the perfect time to add more people to your roster.
Heroic Raids can also drop a lot of Flightstones, but it’s worth opting for M+ Dungeons as they’re a little more efficient and can save you some time if you plan your routes and keys well.
Keep an eye out for World Quests and bosses, too.
World Quests in Zaralek Cavern can reward you with a decent sum of Flightstones, usually around the 70 mark.
It’s worth looking out for Shadowflame Crest Fragments as you go, as this currency is also used for upgrading gear in Dragonflight.
How to Use Flightstones
To upgrade your gear, head to one of these characters:
- Cuzolth. You can find this character South of Loamm in Zaralek Cavern.
- Corxian. You can find this character in the Gladiator’s Refuge in Valdrakken.
- Erza. You can find this NPC in Valdrakken.
- Researcher Baneflare. You can find this character to the East of Morqut Islet in the Forbidden Reach.
Simply speak to your chosen character to upgrade your items. There are no requirements to unlock the ability to upgrade, you just need the correct number of Flightstones and Shadowflame Crest Fragments.
There is a discount on gear with the Flightstone system. Once you upgrade a piece and get it to a certain item level, a 60% discount is applied to any future upgrades to the same level.
For example, suppose you upgrade something to item level 400. In the future, upgrading another item to item level 400 will cost you 60% less.
You can also use Flightstones to upgrade Profession equipment.
To do this, you’ll need to purchase Empowered Flightstones from Dustmonger Topuiz in Loamm. They cost 150 Flightstones each, and stack up to 1000.
You can use Empowered Flightstones to craft Titan Training Matrix V, which is an item that can take Profession crafts from item level 385 to item 395. If you’re trying to make some gold with crafting, this is an important item to have on hand.
What to Do Next
Now that you know how to upgrade your gear and prepare your character properly, why not head into some M+ dungeons? There’s a great variety to pick from and the Mythic+ community in Dragonflight is a lot of fun.