With the return of Mage Tower Challenges during the Legion Timewalking event, we have put together some guides for how to complete each of the 7 Mage Tower challenges. As well as going into each challenge, we have also provided some useful information about how the timewalking event has changed the Mage Tower and some ways to make the challenges easier with a little character preparation.
Mage Tower Guides
The Mage Tower has 7 different solo challenges, each of which can only be completed by specific specs. Below are each of our guides for your spec’s specific challenge.
Mage Tower Challenge
Havoc Demon Hunters, Frost Death Knights, Arms Warriors, Survival Hunters, and Subtlety Rogues
Elemental Shaman, Feral Druid, Unholy Death Knight, Outlaw Rogue, Fury Warrior and Fire Mage
Arcane Mages, Retribution Paladins, Assassination Rogues, Enhancement Shamans, and Demonology Warlocks
Beast Mastery Hunter, Windwalker Monk, Discipline Priest, and Destruction Warlock
Balance Druids, Shadow Priest, Marksmanship Hunter, Affliction Warlock and Frost Mage
Blood Death Knight, Vengeance Demon Hunter, Guardian Druid, Brewmaster Monk, Protection Paladin, and Protection Warrior
Restoration Druids, Restoration Shamans, Holy Paladins, Holy Priests and Mistweaver Monks
The reward for completing all 7 challenges will finish the A Tour of Towers achievement that rewards you with the Soaring Spelltome mount. However, if you complete one of your class’ challenges, you will also be able to collect class specific transmog sets (recolours of your respective Tier 20 Tomb of Sargeras Mythic set).
Guardian druids will also get a unique Fel variant of the werebear bear form as a reward when completing the tank challenge, The Highlord’s Return. You can change to this appearance at a barbershop.
Fel Werebear Bear Druid Form:
Soaring Spelltome Mount:
There have been a number of restrictions applied to gear effects in legion timewalking mage towers. Because of this, the power gains are primarily available from the use of clever gearing, use of as many enchants as possible, lots of gems and consumables.
Expansion features have been disabled for the mage tower such as covenant soulbinds, legendaries, shards of domination, Battle for Azeroth azerite traits and essences, legendary rings from WoD, legendary gems from Mists of Pandaria, tier set bonuses, and older legendary weapons such as Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest, Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings.
Character Consumables, Enchants and Gear
With the timewalking aspect to the Mage Tower, when inside the challenge, your character will be scaled to level 45 and your gear will be scaled to item level 50. The gear you use, the enchants, food, pots and gems all interact with your character as-if it was level 45. This scaling results in some previous expansion versions of these items providing a higher amount of power than just using the current expansion’s version.
You want to acquire as much gear with as many sockets as possible at or below item level 50 if you want to min-max. This will allow you to use enchants on gear slots that would be otherwise unavailable due to item level restrictions. If your weapon lacks gems currently and you have access to the Pandaria Heirloom weapons, those weapons mostly have 2 sockets.
The aim with enchants is to have them applied to every gear slot possible. Because of the scaling, you want to use some enchants that are not available in the current expansion and use gear that matches the item level requirements. Enchants such as Necks Enchants from Legion (e.g. Enchant Neck - Mark of the Hidden Satyr), Shoulder enchants from Mists of Pandaria (Greater Crane Wing Inscription), Belt enchant from Mists of Pandaria (Living Steel Belt Buckle) and more.
You can look to take advantage of being able to use a rare gem from previous expansions, such as the Leviathan’s Eye of Intellect that can be used in addition to Kraken’s Eye or Saber’s Eye for your respective primary stat.
If you are using gear that is at or below item level 50 with meta slots, you can also look to use one of the primary meta gems from Mists of Pandaria (e.g. Burning Primal Diamond).
Outside of the special gems, if you want to min-max with primary stat gems, you should look to use regular primary stat gems from Cataclysm (Queen’s Garnet) or Mists of Pandaria (Primordial Ruby). Failing that, more gems are better regardless, so fill the slots you have available.
You get the highest primary stat benefit from using potions from Battle for Azeroth (Superior Battle Potion of Intellect, Superior Battle Potion of Agility, and Superior Battle Potion of Strength). However if you want a good alternative you can use Potion of Prolonged Power from legion because it lasts for 60 seconds, averaging roughly the same stat benefit over the longer uptime.
The healing potions that give the most health are from Legion (Astral Healing Potion) and Battle for Azeroth (Abyssal Healing Potion). If you don't use these, Shadowland healing potions (Spiritual Healing Potion) are still useful in the Mage Tower to save your life.
For healers, the best mana potions are from Shadowlands, Spiritual Mana Potion and Potion of Spiritual Clarity.
The best flasks to use are from Battle for Azeroth because they provide you with the highest amount of primary stat (Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms, Greater Flask of the Currents, and Greater Flask of the Undertow). However, if these flasks are too expensive on the auction house, you want to use flasks from Legion instead, such as Flask of the Whispered Pact, Flask of the Seventh Demon, or Flask of the Countless Armies.
- Battle for Azeroth: +31 Primary Stat
- Legion: +21 Primary Stat
- Shadowlands: +20 Primary Stat
- Warlords: +18 Primary Stat
Any augment runes you have available are worth using, favor using Augment Runes from Shadowlands, Battle for Azeroth or Legion.
Reminder: If you have them, there was a re-usable item in both Battle for Azeroth and Legion, the Light-Forged Augment Rune and Lightforged Augment Rune.
War-Scrolls from Battle for Azeroth can be used to fill some of the buff gaps you have with lesser benefit than the class buffs, these buffs last for 30 minutes.
- Intellect: War-Scroll of Intellect
- Stamina: War-Scroll of Fortitude
- Attack Power: War-Scroll of Battle Shout.
If you are a mage, hunter or a shaman you can use Heroism or Bloodlust. However if you are not playing one of these classes you can buy one of the following drums or craft them yourself, they all have the same size benefit:
- Shadowlands: Drums of Deathly Ferocity
- BfA: Drums of the Maelstrom
- Legion: Drums of the Mountain
- WoD: Drums of Fury
- MoP: Drums of Rage