A Look Back at Warlords of Draenor’s Garrisons
Continuing our series of guides on Garrisons for newbies, today we will cover Garrisons and its buildings. After all, what is the point of owning land in Draenor and establishing a base if you cannot construct buildings on them. We will go over plot sizes, building levels and how exactly these structures can help your character.
Can’t Live Without a Garrison
The Garrison system in World of Warcraft is more than just Blizzard’s take on a housing system. Aside from giving you character a place to stay in Draenor, it is also gives your toon a lot of perks. These come in the form of getting ingredients for your professions, getting more gold and even items. There are also Garrison buildings that will grant your character mounts, pets, toys and even Transmog Sets. In fact, some buildings will even give you more loot when you run raids in Draenor!
Sizes, Plots and Gold
Buildings don’t construct themselves, and they certainly don’t come free. You’ll have to spend a ton of gold and have Garrison Resources on hand if you want to fill your base with buildings. Before that however, you will need to know that Garrison Buildings come in three different sizes: small, medium and large. Similarly, plots in your Garrison come in three different sizes. This means, you can only erect buildings matching the size of the available plot on your Garrison. Note that there are more buildings that there are plots so you will have to choose carefully which buildings you will set up in your base.
To make the situation more interesting, your Garrison’s level also dictates how many plots are open for use. Don’t despair however as buildings are not permanent. You can demolish them to free up a plot if you need to build something else.
Leveling your WoW Account hunter’s buildings
Like your Garrison, the buildings in it also have levels. They however do not level up automatically. Instead, you will need to get their upgraded blueprints. The latter can be obtained either through questing or simply hitting the required level. Generally speaking level 2 blueprints for small buildings are unlocked at level 96. Meanwhile medium buildings get their level 2 blueprints made available at level 98, and large build get theirs at 100.