Island Expeditions Rewards
Island Expeditions are special 3-player scenarios introduced in Battle For Azeroth, where players sail to uncharted Islands in order to gather Azerite. In this guide you will learn what type of mobs are related to which rewards, and you are encouraged to use the Table of Contents to quickly navigate to the collectibles that you might be interested in such as Mounts, Pets, Toys, Quests and Transmog.
Island Expeditions Rewards are themed off the Island Denizens, Invaders and Creatures that appear during an Island Expedition. For example if pirates are present on the island then at the end of the expedition you'll have a chance to receive https://www.wowhead.com/item=163586/squawks, https://www.wowhead.com/item=163798/captain-nibs, https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53177/broken-compass and other pirate collectibles as a reward.
Targeting Rewards in Island Expeditions
Some rewards are tied to invaders that appear in Stage 3, therefore you will want to trigger the invasion as soon as you possibly can. The invasion triggers when the Alliance and Horde teams have collected a total of 4500 to 6000 azerite on Normal difficulty (11k to 12k on Heroic, ~18k on Mythic).
To speed up the whole process you will want to avoid fighting the AI NPCs and looting azerite, so that they gather azerite much easily which will make the invasion trigger faster. More tips below.
How to Farm Island Expeditions
TLDR: Kill rares and elite-rares with priority, avoid mining ores and looting normal chests, avoid killing the opposite faction AI NPCs, avoid the Azerite in Stage 2. Make sure the invaders from Stage 3 have spawned before you finish the expedition so that you have a chance at additional loot.
- Run the expeditions with a tank so that you can pull multiple groups of mobs and AoE them down fast.
- Slay rares and rare elites (named NPCs) with priority.
- Avoid mining ores, looting normal chests and doing quests.
- The Azerite Elemental spawns. Just ignore it and continue clearing the island.
- An invasion will occur with one boss and multiple packs of a themed race. Slay them and then loot the themed treasure chests nearby to finish the expedition.
- If the invasion is marked by a portal on the map, then you should take the portal to the boss. It is unknown whether or not slaying that boss influences the drop chance, but if it's there then you should do it.
Choosing the Difficulty
There is a higher chance to get loot on higher difficulties, however you should run Island Expeditions on Normal since that's the easier and less time consuming method to farm collectibles.
Island Expeditions Unavailable Items
https://www.wowhead.com/item=164377/regenerating-banana-bunch, https://www.wowhead.com/item=164371/yaungol-oil-stove and https://www.wowhead.com/item=164372/jinyu-light-globe toys are not available in the game, therefore they are not listed below. You can learn more about hidden toys in the game with our guide to Hidden Toys.
Please note that the data below is not 100% accurate, however our editors are working hard to keep it up to date as more data and statistics become available. If you would like to discuss Island Expeditions Rewards here is where you can do so:
- MMO-Champion Forums - Vanity rewards from Island Expedition
- Achievements Discord - #island-expeditions channel - https://discord.gg/achievements
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Island Expeditions Schedule
As some players have noticed, we’ve been adding invasion-style events featuring new types of creatures to Island Expeditions every week. Aside from adding a little variety, these also give you a chance to earn different cosmetic rewards.
Here's a schedule for the remaining events which will be added each week over the next couple of months:
- Week of October 9 (this week): Water Elementals
- Week of October 16: Air Elementals
- Week of October 23: Black Dragons
- Week of October 30: Tol’vir
- Week of November 6: Twilight Dragons
- Week of November 13: Old Gods
Island Denizens and Invaders
Bears, Crocolisks, Hydras, Spiders, Tigers, Wendigo and Wolves don't seem to have any rewards associated with them, therefore we have not included them in the table below.
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163584/twilight-avenger - Twilight Dragons
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163585/surf-jelly - Saurok
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163583/craghorn-chasm-leaper - Craghorn Yeti
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163582/qinshos-eternal-hound - Mogu
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163586/squawks - Pirates
If you obtain all the pets you will get the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13128/im-here-for-the-pets achievement.
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163798/captain-nibs - Pirates
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163797/scuttle - Crab, Sea Giant
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163799/barnaby - Pirates
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163800/poro - Vulture
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163802/inky - Naga
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163801/octopode-fry - Murloc
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163817/sunscale-hatchling - Wind Serpent
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163818/bloodstone-tunneler - Worm
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163823/coldlight-surfrunner - Murloc, Naga (Doesn't drop at the moment, possibly bugged).
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163824/vorukar-leecher - Nerubian
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163822/kunchong-hatchling - Mantid
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163821/juvenile-brineshell - Makrura, Crab
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163819/snort - Yak
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163820/muskflank-calfling - Yak
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163816/snapper - Turtle
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163803/sparkleshell-sandcrawler - Crab
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163811/giggling-flame - Fire Elementals
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163810/thistlebrush-bud - Sprite
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163812/laughing-stonekin - Earth Elementals
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163813/playful-frostkin - Water Elementals
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163815/littlehoof - Deers
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163814/mischievous-zephyr - Air Elementals
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163804/kindleweb-spiderling - Kindleweb Spider
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163809/deathsting-scorpid - Scorpion
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163806/false-knucklebump - Gorilla
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163805/craghoof-kid - Goat
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163808/sandshell-chitterer - Scarab
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163807/tinder-pup - Fire Dog
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163795/oomgut-ritual-drum - Pygmys, Yaungol
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163924/whiskerwax-candle - Kobold
https://www.wowhead.com/item=164375/bad-mojo-banana - Hozen
https://www.wowhead.com/item=164374/magic-monkey-banana - Hozen
https://www.wowhead.com/item=164373/enchanted-soup-stone - Troggs
https://www.wowhead.com/item=164377/regenerating-banana-bunch, https://www.wowhead.com/item=164371/yaungol-oil-stove and https://www.wowhead.com/item=164372/jinyu-light-globe toys are not available in the game, therefore they are not listed here. You can learn more about hidden toys in the game with our guide to Hidden Toys.
If you complete all the quests you will get the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13127/tell-me-a-tale achievement.
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53184/weathered-pamphlet - Quillboar, Venture Co.
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53182/strangling-root - Keeper of the Grove
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53183/wriggling-mass - Faceless
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53181/druidic-fur - Primal Druids
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53180/vorusaraks-carapace - Nerubian
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53178/razorfin-hunting-spear - Jinyu
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53177/broken-compass - Pirates
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53176/glittering-scarab - Tol'vir
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53174/murloc-eye - Murloc, Naga
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53172/venture-co-business-plan - Venture Co.
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53171/battered-twilight-scale - Twilight Dragons
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53170/unscarred-black-scale - Black Dragons
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53169/elemental-core - Air Elementals, Earth Elementals, Fire Elementals, Water Elementals
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53168/magical-spyglass - Pirates
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53167/icetusk-fur-cloak - Trolls
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53164/sonic-stone - Mantid
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53163/bloodwake-drinking-horn - Vrykul
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53161/ring-of-the-reefs - Kvaldir
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53160/ancient-crypt-key - Mogu
https://www.wowhead.com/quest=53155/notched-coin - Hozen