How to Craft Legendaries in WoW Shadowlands

So you’re level 60, and you want to know how to craft legendaries in WoW Shadowlands. The process is straightforward, but it can be a little confusing the first go around. You’ll need to gather a few items and lots of Soul Ash from Torghast to complete this task. Luckily, the lowest item level piece of gear you can craft isn’t too demanding. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need.

How to Craft Legendaries in WoW Shadowlands

To craft a legendary item in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, you will need to know a few things. First, you’ll need to make sure you have the required ingredients. Next, you’ll need to complete The Final Pieces quest and hand it in to the Runecarver in Torghast.

Required Ingredients

You need four ingredients to craft your first legendary from the Runecarver in Torghast.

  • Base Item
  • Soul Ash
  • Memory
  • 2 Missives

Base Item

To make things easier, you can purchase your Base Item from the auction house. You can buy five different types of base items, depending on the class of armor you wear. Decide which slot you want to craft your legendary for, and then refer to this list to figure out what base item you need to buy:

  • Plate – Shadowghast
  • Mail – Boneshatter
  • Leather – Umbrahide
  • Cloth – Grim-Veiled
  • Amulet/Ring – Shadowghast

Base items come in item level 190, 210, 225, and 235. These are rank 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each subsequent rank costs more Soul Ash, but don’t worry, because you can start at the lowest level and upgrade from there.

Soul Ash

To get Soul Ash, you must complete Torghast runs and related quests. There is a hard-cap to how much Soul Ash you can get per week, but you can just run the highest layer Torghast to receive the Soul Ash from the lower previous layers. Here’s how much Soul Ash you can expect to spend per Legendary Item:

  • Rank 1 (iLvl 190) – 1250 Soul Ash
  • Rank 2 (iLvl 210) – 2000 Soul Ash
  • Rank 3 (iLvl 225) – 3200 Soul Ash
  • Rank 4 (iLvl 235) – 5150 Soul Ash

As mentioned, you can also upgrade your legendary at any time. The only downfall of doing this is that you will waste gold on another base item. It does not cost any extra Soul Ash, though, which is the most annoying resource to gather out of the lot. Expect to spend between 10,000 to 30,000 gold on the max level base item. 


Next, you need to restore memories to the Runecarver. Memories are items that can drop from specific endgame bosses, and they give your legendary item power. There are dozens of memories for every class, and some are far better than others. It depends on your talent spec and how you want to play the game, though. You probably already got a few good memories from running Torghast and collecting Soul Ash.


Finally, you’ll need to pick up two missives. These come in each of the four sub stats, including Haste, Critical Strike, Versatility, and Mastery. Pick two different ones, and they will get imbued onto the legendary when you craft it. Again, you can pick these up at the Auction House for about 1,000 to 2,000 gold depending on what you need.


Once you have all your required items, head to The Runecarver’s Oubliette and interact with The Runecarver. He’s chained up in the middle, and you can’t miss him. You may need to open your bag and restore one of the memories you collected so that you can speak with him and complete The Final Pieces.

Speaking with the Runecarver brings up two options to either craft a legendary item or upgrade a legendary item. To craft your legendary, put all the materials into the appropriate slots and click craft. It’s that simple. Now, you can return here at any time with a new base item and the required Soul Ash to upgrade it.