What are Passing Renascence used for in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight?

Does this really need to take up a bag slot?

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World of Warcraft has struggled to properly explain its many systems and items via in-game information during its many years on the market. This practice does add to the game’s mystery, but it can also be quite frustrating. One such item that isn’t very well explained is a new coin icon called Passing Renascence, which is vague in its description, to say the least. Here is what Passing Ranascence are used for in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight.

What are Passing Renascence in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight?

Passing Renascence drop from activities around the Dragon Isles, but you must be on the quest Revival Catalyst. Depending on which specific activity you’re doing, they can drop as a single item or as a stack. Some of the ways to obtain Passing Renascence include:

  • Killing Primalist Invasion rare mobs
  • Completing any of the weekly events across the Dragon Isles
  • Completing a Dragonflight dungeon
  • Killing a Dragonflight raid boss
  • Winning in PvP

Obtaining Passing Renascence fulfills a single purpose — to increase the percentage bar for completion of the Revival Catalyst quest. Each one awarded will add 10% to the percentage bar for the quest. This is confusing and unique to this quest as most “fill the bar” quests just add to the percentage without any items involved. It is strange to get an item that takes up a slot in your bags that doesn’t really do anything besides progress the quest.

Where to get the Revival Catalyst quest in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

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In order to acquire the weekly quest to start obtaining Passing Renascence, you first have to unlock it. To begin, you need to pick up the quest Reviving the Machine from Watcher Koranos atop the Seat of the Aspects in Valdrakken. He is located at 55, 41 in the city hub, way up at the highest point.

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Once you have the quest, fly to the location of the Revival Catalyst at 60, 53 in Tyrhold, and speak to the NPC Antuka next to the machine. This will officially unlock the Revival Catalyst and grant each character on your account a charge to use it.

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This same NPC will then offer the weekly quest Revival Catalyst that spans all characters on your account. Completing this quest each week will reward a Renascent Lifeblood legendary item, which adds an additional Revival Catalyst charge for all characters on your account. This machine lets you take any item from Season One in Dragonflight and transform it into tier gear of the equivalent slot. Remember that each character can only hold a maximum of six charges of the Revival Catalyst at a time.