How to Get Red Scales Highland Drake in Dragonflight

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Looking to get hold of the Highland Drake: Red Scales item in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight? We've got you covered.

With the release of World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Dragonflight, players new and old have plenty of content and features to get to grips with. This expansion sees the addition of a new Race/Class combination — Dracthyr Evoker. Also added to the expansion is the brand new Dragonriding skill, used only with the new, customizable Drakes.

Part of the draw for these new Drakes is the ability to change their appearance, allowing players to sync up their aesthetics in a brand-new way. While a number of customization options will be available from the get-go, more can be obtained throughout your adventures in the Dragon Isles.

How to Get Highland Drake: Red Scales in Dragonflight

Unlike traditional mounts, Dragonriding drakes can be customized. The primary source of all customization options is Drakewatcher Manuscripts, which will come from doing different activities like dungeons, quests, and leveling up Renown. As hinted at by its name, the Highland Drake: Red Scales Drakewatcher Manuscript allows players to change the Skin Color of their Highland Drakes to Red Scales.

To get the Highland Drake: Red Scales Drakewatcher Manuscript, players will need to improve their Dragonscale Expedition Renown to level 22.

Players can improve their reputation with the Dragonscale Expedition during their time on the Dragon Isles. They're the first Renown faction players will encounter in Dragonflight. Naturally, they can be found primarily at their home base, the Dragonscale Basecamp in the Waking Shores.

Several tasks around the Dragon Isles can be completed to farm Dragonscale Expedition Renown, including completing Dragonscale Expedition World Quests as they spawn, putting flags on high mountain peaks to claim the discovery for the Dragonscale Expedition, finding and turning in Dragon Isles Artifacts, and more.

At Renown level 22, players will be able to purchase Drakewatcher Manuscripts III from Rae'ana at the Dragonscale Basecamp, which will unlock red scale dragonriding mount customizations for your Drakes. These include:

  • Windborne Velocidrake: Red Scales
  • Highland Drake: Red Scales
  • Cliffside Wylderdrake: Red Scales

Once you've earned a Highland Drake: Red Scales Drakewatcher Manuscript, simply use the item to learn the pattern, then head to a Rostrum of Transformation to apply the look.