How to get Expulsom in Shadowlands

Expulsom is a new crafting reagent introduced with the Battle for Azeroth expansion. I put together this Expulsom farming guide to show you an overview on how to get Expulsom.



Table of contents:

1. Scrapping

Expulsom is obtained primarily from scrapping armors and weapons using the Scrap-o-Matic 1000 (Alliance) or the Shred-Master Mk1 (Horde). These tools work like disenchanting, you can break down any gear obtained from the Battle for Azeroth expansion, including dungeon/raid drops, quest rewards, world drops, and crafted gear. The Scrapper isn't restricted to specific trade skills. Anyone, even people without a crafting skill can use it.

1.2. Where can you find the scrapper

  • Alliance: The Scrap-o-Matic 1000 can be found in Boralus at the Tradewinds Market.
  • Horde: The Shred-Master Mk1 can be found in Dazar'alor at the Terrace of Crafters.

1.3. How to use the Scrapper

Simply click on the Scrapper, and a new window will appear on your screen. You can put 9 items there by right-clicking them in your inventory. Then hit the Scrap button, and it will scrap your items one by one.

1.4. Expulsom drop rates from scrapping

The quality of the item scrapped doesn't seem to impact how much [Expulsom] you get. Green, Blue, and Epic BfA gear has the SAME CHANCE for [Expulsom] proc from Scrapping gear. The drop rate seems to be between 16 and 17%.

On average, you will get one [Expulsom] for every 6 gear pieces scrapped.

Trinkets are the exception because you will always get one [Expulsom] from scrapping a trinket. (this does not include crafted trinkets, like the Alchemy trinkets)

1.5. Crafting items to scrap

Since the quality of the items doesn't matter. Crafting the cheapest Tailoring and Leatherworking items from the Battle for Azeroth expansion is the best way to get a lot of [Expulsom].

List of items to craft:

[Tidespray Linen Bracers] is usually the cheapest to craft. So, if you have any level 10 alt without a profession, you can just simply learn BfA Tailoring with your alt, craft a bunch of bracers, then send them to your character who needs the Expulsom.

Expulsom is soulbound, you can't mail it to other characters! So make sure that you mail the items you craft before you start scrapping them.


2. Other sources of Expulsom

2.1. World Quests

Professions-related World Quests have a chance to reward Expulsom. You should also always complete any World Quest that rewards a trinket since, as I mentioned before, trinkets always scrap into Expulsom. (you can only unlock World Quests after you reach 50)

If you install the World Quest List addon, you can quickly check if any Expulsom or Trinket world quests are up. This addon saves you a lot of time, you don't have to check every single zone.

2.2. Alchemy Transmute

Alchemist can transmute herbs into 5 Expulsom once a day, but you need to level your Zandalari / Kul Tiran Alchemy to 110 before you can learn this transmute. (Note: Transmute master is useless for BfA transmutes)

[Transmute: Expulsom] - 10 x Akunda's Bite, 10 x Winter's Kiss, 3 x Anchor Weed

The Battle for Azeroth transmutes are on a separate cooldown, so you won't "waste" your transmute cooldown. You can still make one transmute from older expansions.

Expulsom is soulbound, you can't mail it to other characters! So don't try to create an army of alt characters to transmute it.