Apexis Crystals Revisited

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I first wrote about apexis crystals almost a year ago. You can find the original post here. Warlords of Draenor was just about to release patch 6.2 and the crystals were an important currency for many players. WoD is now coming to a close, pretty soon players will be running all over the Broken Isles, never to set foot on Draenor again, collecting and spending whatever new currency we encounter there.

There is no secret that many players have an intense dislike, or even outright hatred, of apexis crystals. I’m not here to discuss that though, I’m here to talk about what we can do with these crystals. Other than forget about them and leave them in the unused currency tab.

If you have played Warlords for any length of time you will have come across your fair share of apexis crystals. No doubt there are many people out there who have a pile of crystals, unused, gathering dust. So why not change them into something that everyone wants?

I want to make sure there are no misunderstandings. Apexis Crystals will not make you rich. But it never hurts to have a little more gold on hand. Unfortunately there aren’t a whole lot of options for spending these crystals.

Battle Pets

Most of the battle pets require both apexis and gold to purchase. They all require at least Revered with the associated faction. Reputation reduces the gold cost by up to 20% at Exalted but it has no effect on the apexis cost. I have not included any cost reduction in these prices.

It is also important to point out that battle pets can be sold on any realm once a pet has been learned and added to your journal. Try to sell the pets on a server that has a good price.

Blazing Firewhawk
Bone Wasp – Horde Only
Captured Forest Sproutling
Draenei Micro Defender – Alliance Only
Frostwolf Pup – Horde Only
  • Purchase Cost: 1,000g and 2,000 Apexis
  • Reputation: Frostwolf Orcs – Revered
  • US Median Price: 2,900g
  • EU Median Price: 2,900g
Indentured Albino River Calf
Sky Fry – Alliance Only
Son of Sethe

Collecting Apexis Crystals

Draenor will be all but forgotten once Legion has been released. Many, many players will be very happy to leave that land behind and never think about them again. This will extend to everything related to the expansion, including currency.  And this, be extension, will apply to items purchased with these currencies.

There are many different ways to gather apexis crystals. Completing the daily quests from both the garrison and Tanaan Jungle, competing bonus objectives around Tanaan Jungle, completing missions with the garrison or shipyard. Realistically, the only viable source of crystals, once Legion has been released, are the rewards from a few garrison missions and shipyard missions.

Command Table Missions

You can increase the rewarded apexis crystals by assigning the follower Solar Priest Vayx to that mission. You can purchase Contract: Solar Priest Vayx from Dawn-Seeker Krisek for 1,000 apexis crystals.

During Warlords of Draenor this follower was considered to be worthless. Treasure Hunter and Scavenger followers were the only viable option. Treasure Hunter is being converted into Extreme Scavenger once Legion is released.

The combination of both Scavenger and Extreme Scavenger will result in a massive surplus of garrison resources. Because of this it will not make any impact to replace one of these followers with Solar Priest Vayx.

Shipyard Missions

Garrison resources will be plentiful but oil may not be, unless you have unlocked the mission Oil Rig: Pickup Location. The mission is unlocked by purchasing Blueprint: Oil Rig from Shadow Hunter Denjai (Horde, Tanaan Jungle) or Vindicator Krethos (Alliance, Tanaan Jungle) after reaching Revered with Vol’jin’s Headhunters (Horde) or Hand of the Prophet (Alliance).

BONUSEquip all of your ships with a Tuskarr Fishing Net. There is a small chance that you can find the Sea Turtle mount in addition to the fish that it provides.

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