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5.2 PTR: New Mantid Archaeology Solves, Blue Posts on Lei Shen and Class Balance
2013/02/21 at 11:55 AM
If you love the Klaxxi or feel bored after finishing
The Seat of Knowledge
, you're in luck--the Mantid are a new archaeology race coming in 5.2! They have new common and rare weapon solves, as well as numerous achievements.
Today's news round up also covers the upcoming PTR raid testing schedule and more class/item tweaks, including
New Mantid Archaeology Solves
Digsites are found in
. Here's a sample of the ones that popped up for us on the PTR:
: West Sik'vess, North Sik'vess, The Feeding Pits, East Sra'vess, Sik'vess
: The Briny Muck, Kor'vess, Lake of Stars, Venemous Ledge, Kypari'ik, Kypari Vor
can be purchased on the PTR for one
, but currently is bugged. In theory based on the tooltip, it will allow future Pandaria digsites in a 24-hour time period to spawn as Mantid ones. For now, Mantid digsites naturally come up after completing some Mogu and Pandaren digsites.
seventeen new achievements
tied to Mantid artifacts. Of particular note is
History of the Mantid
, a Mantid-only version of
The Seat of Knowledge
, but without a title.
Mantid Archaeology Fragment
are used for the new mantid solves, and
is the new keystone.
Sonic Pulse Generator
: Mantid can generate and hear sounds from a much broader spectrum than those available to the other mortal races. Their innate understanding of extremely high and low frequencies allows mantid to create weapons such as this. The sonic pulses delivered from this apparatus can actually tear muscle and organs apart at the cellular level; direct hits can liquefy one’s innards.
Creates an ilvl 463 gun with level 85 requirement.
Mantid Sky Reaver
: This ancient “sky reaver” sword is intended for use by airborne mantid: it is extremely light and well-balanced, meant to be swung in wide circular arcs by an attacker dive-bombing from the sky. Most mantid shed their wings as a rite of passage once they grow strong enough to wield heavy armor and weapons – it is rare to find such worksmanship in a mantid light blade. This was likely once wielded by a paragon.
Creates an ilvl 463 1H Sword,
, with level 85 requirement.
: The mantid prefer to age Kypari sap before consumption, and they use devices such as these for the process. You can see from this ancient example that the design has not changed very much over time.
: While the mantid do use windwool and imperial silk, their preferred material is a type of "fabric" fashioned from the wings of various insectoid creatures - including themselves. This banner is an example.
: The technology behind mantid sound beacons is incomprehensible for non-mantid races. They seem to rely on mantid physiology. This ancient beacon, while intact, is completely inert without mantid to interact with it.
: This container, though amber in color, is actually made from kunchong secretions. This is true of many of the more mundane pieces of mantid furniture.
: The glow from this lamp is neither from fire nor magic. Inside, you can see many glowing insects preserved in amber.
: It is difficult to discern the purpose of this object, but it seems to be a pollen collector of some sort.
: This Klaxxi'va statue dates back almost to the arrival of the Titans. Inscribed around the base of this statue is a prayer to "the seven headed one". The word "klaxxi" meant "priest" in the old tongue.
: Apparently the amber preservation process is not without risk. Only the head of this paragon remains. It appears to predate the pandaren revolution, although pinning down the precise era is impossible.
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