Turbulent Timeways returns for the next five weeks but if you want the meta Sandy Shalewing mount, make sure you’re on track!
While we wait for Dragonflight patch 10.2, the WoW developers continue to give us a steady stream of content with the return of the Turbulent Timeways. For the next five weeks we’ll have an active Timewalking event, encouraging us to revisit old dungeons and factions. In addition to the standard rewards from Timewalking, this Turbulent Timeways event will reward us with with the Sandy Shalewing mount for completing the Master of the Turbulent Timeways achievement, which is a meta-achievement requiring you to run dungeons in all five weeks.
If you need another reason to jump in, there’s also increased gear rewards: the weekly quest to complete five Timewalking dungeons will reward a cache with Heroic Aberrus the Shadowed Crucible gear (item level 428-437) instead of Normal difficulty loot. These pieces can also be upgraded with crests to increase their power.
If you’re more concerned about the collectibles available with Timewalking Badges, the Turbulent Timeways event is a great time to stock up on them: you can get 500 a week on each character via the quest drop you get by running a single Timewalking dungeon, with additional Badges for every boss you kill. Those still looking to purchase mounts will be well on their way, and if there are any other items you are missing — or reputation you want to finish — now’s the perfect time to acquire them. Reputation gains for the week’s faction are boosted by 50% and you can buy tokens for bonus reputation at Timewalking vendors. You may even be lucky enough to acquire the Infinite Timereaver, which is what I keep telling myself every time I queue up.
Since the most recent Timewalking event was for Wrath of the Lich King, the Turbulent Timeways will start with Cataclysm Timewalking the week of September 26. Unlike last time the weeks will not be in expansion order, and Warlords of Draenor is sitting this one out. The start dates and accessible instances are:
- Week of September 26: Cataclysm
- Dungeons: Blackrock Caverns, End Time, Lost City of the Tol’vir, Stonecore, Throne of the Tides, Vortex Pinnacle
- Raid: Firelands
- Week of October 3: Burning Crusade
- Dungeons: Blood Furnace, Botanica, Magisters’ Terrace, Mana-Tombs, Shattered Halls, Underbog
- Raid: Black Temple
- Week of October 10: Legion
- Black Rook Hold, Court of Stars, Darkheart Thicket, Eye of Azshara, Neltharion’s Lair, Vault of the Wardens
- Week of October 17: Mists of Pandaria
- Gate of the Setting Sun, Mogu’shan Palace, Scholomance, Shado-Pan Monastery, Stormstout Brewery, Temple of the Jade Serpent
- Week of October 24: Wrath of the Lich King
- Dungeons: Azjol-Nerub, Forge of Souls, Gundrak, Halls of Lightning, Nexus, Utgarde Keep
- Raid: Ulduar
While the Timewalking raids — Black Temple, Ulduar, and Firelands — will be available during their respective weeks, they do not have any additional rewards during the Turbulent Timeways event. Still, you’ll get a quest drop from each for an additional 500 Timewarped Badges.
To get the Sandy Shalewing mount you’ll need to get the accountwide Master of Timeways 30% experience buff each week of the event. This is accomplished by running four Timewalking dungeons on the same character, as each run adds a stacking experience buff labeled Distilled Knowledge of Timeways until Master of Timeways is earned. This means you have until tonight to finish four dungeons to check the box for week one, so if the mount is your goal, make sure you do so before reset.
Originally published March 28, 2023; updated October 2, 2023
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