How to upgrade legendary armor in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Make the legend even bigger with these upgrades.

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You finally did it: you put in the work, and you’ve got legendary armor in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. You deserve big praise for grinding out dungeons, raids, Torghast, and anything else you’ve worked through in the game, but now you have the itch to upgrade. That’s a good thing, and we’re here to show you how to make your legendary armor…well, even more legendary.

The first thing you’ll need is your current legendary armor; just in case you decided to take it off, make sure you have it somewhere in your bags. Next, you’ll need another base item made from the same type of material as your current legendary item. Remember that leatherworkers, tailors, jewelcrafters, and blacksmiths can all create base items with the appropriate materials; those same materials are acquired by skinners, herbalists, alchemists, enchanters, and miners, so everyone has a role in creating legendary items.

Finally, you’ll need the correct amount of Soul Ash for each rank you plan to upgrade your legendary armor. For reference:

  • Rank 1: 1250 Soul Ash
  • Rank 2: 2000 Soul Ash
  • Rank 3: 3200 Soul Ash
  • Rank 4: 5150 Soul Ash

Don’t worry about losing any Soul Ash for going straight to Rank 4 or going step by step; Rank 4 will still cost 5150 total, and you can subtract the upgrades you do along the way from the total cost.

After you’ve compiled your base item, Soul Ash, and current legendary, head to Torghast and talk to the Runecarver inside. The game will assist you with the UI and show you how to upgrade your legendary, using all the tools you have brought with you.