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.
Disclaimer: There have been reports pointing out that rewards are tied to the types of NPCs slayed during an expeditions and their treasures. It is unknown if named rare elites and tier 3 invaders influence the loot table by adding extra % drop chance, however we recommend doing so.
How to Farm Island Expeditions
TLDR: Kill rares and elite-rares with priority, avoid mining ores and looting normal chests, avoid the Azerite in Stage 2, and slay the invaders in Stage 3.
- 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 as this will help trigger Stage 2 and 3 faster.
- Avoid mining ores, looting normal chests and doing quests.
- Open all Soggy and Rotting Wooden Chests as they spawn rares and themed mobs. They are usually brighter and bigger than the usual chests.
- The Azerite Elemental spawns. Simply ignore it and continue slaying mobs.
- Do not confuse these with the normal trash packs of elementals (Air, Earth, Fire and Water Elementals) which you can safely slay for pets, quests and transmog rewards (see the table below).
- An invasion will occur with one boss and multiple packs of a themed race. Slay them and then loot the themed treasure chests nearby.
- If the invasion is marked by a portal on the map, then you will have to take that portal in order to reach the boss.
Choosing the Difficulty
You should run expeditions on Normal since the chance to get rewards seems to be the same on all difficulties. This way you can pull more mobs at a time and minimize the time spent in an expedition.
Running expeditions on Heroic and Mythic is only recommended if you are looking to maximize the loot table by slaying a wide variety of mobs. There have been reports of people getting up to 5 rewards per expedition in Heroic and Mythic, but at a cost of it taking longer to complete.
Targeting Rewards - Theory
Theory: Assuming that slaying certain mobs does affect your loot table, then you could theoretically target only one type of NPCs for their rewards. Note that you should never do this unless you have over 90% of the rewards from Island Expeditions.
In case this proves to be right then you can safely complete the bonus objectives, loot small chests, mine azerite, and slay the AI NPCs and Azerite Elementals, as these things do not influence your loot table.
Island Expeditions Rewards Data
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.
We have yet to see Tol'vir and Dragons appear, however we have associated themed loot to better keep track of rewards.
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
If you would like submit data you can do that automatically with the WoWDB Profiler addon.
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
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163584/twilight-avenger - Twilight Dragons
https://www.wowhead.com/item=163583/craghorn-chasm-leaper - Wendigo/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=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
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