The Making Time quest in World of Warcraft is deceptively simple at first.

As soon as you get the quest and read the text explaining what to do, you’ll realize that things are not what they seem and that you’ll need to come up with a good strategy if you want to succeed. It’s a quest that hindered a lot of players, which is why we put together this guide.

In this guide, we will show you how to finish the Making Time quest in Dragonflight.

Making Time Objective

The aim of Making Time is to collect 30 Elemental Essences for the survivor’s camp.

The quest description is as follows:

“I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to find myself here. This is not the Azeroth I wanted, but it’s the one I have.

We’re fighting to preserve what’s left and take the world back, but your arrival has caused some trouble. We use the essence of those elementals out there to fuel our protections and keep ourselves safe.See that shield? That’s the only thing keeping us from discovery and annihilation, and you drained our resources.

Bring back some of that essence, and we may survive another day.”

Elemental Essences drop from the whole area in Primalist Tomorrow.

How to Finish the Making Time Quest

Elite Mob Making Time

To complete the Making Time quest, you need to get a total of 30 Elemental Essences. These items drop frequently from mobs in the general quest area.

However, almost every single mob in the area is an Elite. Not only are they Elite mobs, but most of them come in packs, except for the elemental giants.

During the quest, you have an extra action bar ability that brings an NPC to aid you in battle. The NPC can help you tank, but it doesn’t get aggro for every mob that you pull.

If you try to fight a pack of Elite mobs, you will still end up fighting Elites even when working with the NPC, which is not an ideal task to take on alone.

If you are doing the quest solo, you should go for the elemental giants to get your essence and have the NPC tank the mob alone.

However, it may take a while to bring the Elite down.

There is a faster way to finish the quest, though. Spend some time looking for non-Elite mobs. There are only a handful of non-Elite mobs, but they drop the same number of Elemental Essences as the Elite mobs.

Coordinates Making Time

The coordinates for these non-Elite mobs are around 51, 24. To check the coordinates, just open the map by pressing ‘M’ and look at the upper right corner of the window.

It should show your current coordinates under the player and also show your mouse pointer’s coordinates when you move the cursor around.

Small Mobs Making Time

As you can see in the image above, there are actually normal mobs in the area. Those four icicles alone can get you the 30 Elemental Essences.

In my experience, trying to take down the Elite mobs was a mistake. I spent close to an hour forcing myself to beat these Elite mobs along with the NPC, but it was either too hard or too slow.

Once I noticed the area for the normal mobs, the Making Time quest took less than three minutes to finish.

Go for the coordinates immediately. Finish the other main quests – Chromie and Eternus – aiding fallen allies.

If you’re really struggling with this quest, it could be worth changing specialization and seeing if that helps you out. For example, if you’re a Shaman who usually plays Elemental, it could be worth trying to tackle the quest with the Enhancement spec and seeing if that helps bolster your defenses against the Elite mobs.

Rewards for Finishing Making Time

The rewards for the completion of the Making Time quest are as follows:

  • 27 gold and 62 silver
  • Annihilation Warder’s Cloak – +103 Agi, Str, or Int – +255 Stamina – +56 Critical Strike – +67 Versatility – Item Level 314
  • 10,250 experience
  • 100 reputation with the Valdrakken Accord

This quest takes place towards the very end of the campaign, so if you’re trying to speed level from 60 to 70 then you’ll be happy to know that you’re almost done. If you’re a PVE fan, now would be a good time to check out the easiest M+ dungeons and start preparing yourself for the harder content that hitting max level will unlock.