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Mists of Pandaria: Enchanting Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/30 at 8:54 AM
Continuing with our profession previews, Enchanting has a bunch of powerful enchants on beta, including some interesting weapon procs. We leveled up enchanting this past weekend to preview all of the new perks, materials, and enchants for you!
Mists of Pandaria enchants require ilvl 372 or higher items--easily obtained from questing or vendors. Most of the materials can easily be obtained from disenchanting quest, crafting, and heroic rewards.
New to 5.4
Sha Crystal Fragment
is a new enchanting material added in 5.4. It is obtained from DEing
gear that were formerly
reputation epics, as well as new
ilvl 476 PvP recipes added in 5.4
Sha Crystal Fragment
Spirit of War
is a new material from disenchanting Tier 16 raid epics.
BoP Ring Enchants have been upgraded in Mists of Pandaria. They each only take 2x
: Permanently enchants your ring to increase Agility by 160. Requires a level 372 or higher item.
: Permanently enchan
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Vale of Eternal Blossoms
2012/06/28 at 12:13 PM
Vale of Eternal Blossoms
, a zone for max-level players, is the seat of the Pandaren empire. Sealed shut for many years, it's open to travelers for the first time after completing Xuen, the White Tiger's trials, in
A Celestial Experience
. It is the location of the Alliance and Horde major faction hubs in Pandaria, as well as daily quests with
's archaeology hub, not to mention the dungeon
The faction hubs are very elaborate--Blizzard said they wanted them to make Dalaran look simple in comparison, and they achieved that! The faction hubs have all the amenities of major cities, as well as floors dedicated to introducing players to the level-90 Pandaren factions and scenarios with breadcrumb quests.
Between the Alliance and Horde settlements is Mogu'Shan Palace, the heart of the original Mogu empire. There are two points of interest here: the Lorewalkers and Mogu'Shan Palace, a 5-player dungeon.
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News Round Up: Account-Wide Mounts, Beta Raid Preview, No Level 90 Premades
2012/06/27 at 12:19 PM
In today's news round up, Blizzard confirmed that UI addons will be enabled in the next beta build, and that many expensive and multi-seat mounts like
Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth
will be account-wide in Mists of Pandaria--great news for players that purchased mounts and then switched mains! We also have some new posts from Ghostcrawler from the Beta Class Balance Analysis thread, this time on Moonkins, Hunters, and Ignite-like mechanics, as well as a preview of the new TCG set.
In addition, we have a preview of the Mogu'Shan Vaults raid testing from June 25th, as well as the Encounter Journal. If you're interested in trying out these raids, you'll have to level up to 90 yourself instead of waiting for premades--Blizzard stated yesterday that they won't be available anytime soon. There are two more bosses scheduled for testing today as well.
On June 25th, both
Gara'jal the Spiritbinder
The Spirit Kings
were open for testing in
. We were able to test
The Spirit Kings
and have the the full Encounter Journal for both bosses in 10-player mode (with some heroic abilities) under the cut.
The Spirit Kings
is a council-style boss, with four Mogu enemies. You fight them one at a
Mists of Pandaria: Jewelcrafting Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/25 at 11:43 AM
This guide takes a look at the additions and changes to Jewelcrafting in Mists of Pandaria. In addition to numerous new gem cuts, Jewelcrafting got some interesting vanity items, like mounts and pets.
Design: Serpent's Heart
Design: Primal Diamond
are new world drops in 5.2.
and can only be made once a day. It creates
, which contains a rare-quality Pandaren uncut gem, and also a very low chance at
Design: Sapphire Cub
Design: Jade Owl
. Formerly, these battle pet recipes were only found in
Treasures of the Vale
from Golden Lotus dailies.
allows Jewelcrafters to create uncut
--formerly, only Alchemists could make them. This requires
Spirit of Harmony
and 5 of each uncut uncommon Pandaren gem.
In Mists of Pandaria, learning rare recipes is a bit different than in past expansions, where you would complete daily quests like
Shipment: Blood Jade Amulet
for tokens, which were then used to purchase recipes.
Instead, you'll choose from six types of discovery recipes based on the color of
Mists of Pandaria: Engineering Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/18 at 1:46 PM
This guide tracks all the additions and changes to Engineering in Mists of Pandaria.
Engineering in Mists of Pandaria takes the most memorable items from past expansions and makes them even better. There's now a wide assortment of quirky items including mounts, robots that hand out gifts, and belts that let you walk on water. In addition, many of these cool items are not limited to Engineers anymore--anyone can use the fun Dragonling trinkets!
Patch 5.4 Additions
New to Patch 5.4, Engineers can loot
Schematic: Chief Engineer Jard's Journal
, which has recipes for vanity items like
Outdoing the robot
Schematic: Blingtron 4000
) gives out a random gift to anyone who talks to him, but only once per day per account.
He gives out the daily quest
which anyone on your faction can pick up, and then grants
Blingtron 4000 Gift Package
Added in 5.1, players can now party with Blingtron and get an hour-long buff,
Dressed to Kill
. This buff turns you into a human, puts you into a black or white suit, and gives you a wi
Mists of Pandaria: Tailoring Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/16 at 12:21 PM
This guide covers all of the Mists of Pandaria tailoring additions and changes. There are several new sets ranging from PvP to BoE epics, updated profession perks, and new armor models.
In Patch 5.4,
allows Tailors to learn crafted ilvl 476 PvP gear or an ilvl 553 epic recipe. There is also a new crafting material,
In Patch 5.2,
now has a chance for Tailors to learn an
ilvl 458 PvP gear or ilvl 522 epic
In Patch 5.1, making
now has a chance to contain
New Cloak Embroideries
These embroideries are learnt at 550 Tailoring and require 3x
: Embroiders a magical pattern into your cloak, giving you a chance to increase your Spirit by 3000 for 15 sec when you cast a spell.
: Embroiders a subtle pattern of light into your cloak, giving you a chance to increase your Intellect by 2000 for 15
Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview: Dread Wastes
2012/06/14 at 10:45 AM
is the zone you'll probably ding 90 in. It's a dark zone, where the damage done by the Sha is the most visible. The mantid, a deadly race with an advanced culture, are wrecking additional havoc in the throes of corruption. The environment of Townlong Steppes, grassy fields with large healthy trees, is completely twisted here, with everything vivid shades of blue and purple. To combat the insanity,
are striking back, an elite order sworn to resist corruption and do what's best for the empire--even if that entails destroying the leader.
is home to the
Heart of Fear
. There are also many
rare spawn mobs
that drop vanity loot in this zone.
We have a visual preview below as well as a Blizzard Q&A about this zone!
The Mantid Corruption
The mantid are a highly-intelligent insect race with their own unique beautiful culture and architecture. However, they've been a threat to Pandaria since prehistoric times, swarming the continent every thousand years. The pandaren have braced themselves
Mists of Pandaria: Archaeology Preview
2012/06/11 at 12:31 PM
Archaeology is getting a major overhaul in Pandaria: Blizzard listened to feedback from Cataclysm and implemented a bunch of improvements. Among other changes, you can teleport to digsites, get more digs per digsites, and fight mobs that drop archaeology fragments.
We've got a list of improvements below, as well as a look at
and all the archaeology solves in Pandaria after the cut.
You get six digs at a Pandaria digsite, instead of three as usual.
The resulting item is not a white that turns into vendor trash. Instead, it is turned into a crated box--which stacks!
These crates can be redeemed with the Lorewalkers. It's not implemented yet, but there's been talk of the Lorewalkers providing your character with more dialogue and cut-scenes about the artifacts you bring to them.
You can turn in one Pandaren artifact a day for 5 Valor Points:
Uncovering the Past
Completing a dig site will sometimes spawn an
, a sha that drops more archaeology fragments.
The tooltips for completed objects now helpfully point out that there's more lore in the
A Visual Tour of Pandaria
2012/06/10 at 12:20 PM
For this Sunday, we have a fly through of all the zones in Mists of Pandaria. Since the level cap was recently increased to ninety, we figured now was a good time to show you the perks of flying. Blizzard has certainly spared no expenses in beautiful scenery.
Scenario Previews: A Brewing Storm and Brewmoon Festival
2012/06/08 at 5:13 PM
Lore and Perculia have teamed up to give an in-depth preview of the scenarios available for testing. This first batch of scenarios centers around the Brewmasters--a group of Pandaren who take their craft very seriously and end up in the strangest predicaments on their quests for the perfect ingredients.
Currently, you must be level 90 with a minimum ilvl of 425 to queue for scenarios. You can queue up for them using the dungeon finder, either for random or specific ones.
Summary of A Brewing Storm
Up on Thunderpaw Peak, you have to help Blanche Boomer finish making her famous brew. It can only be completed in the rain, which unfortunately is the perfect weather for enraged Saurok, a race of ancient lizards created by the Mogu solely for the purpose of fighting. This scenario is very fast, with three short phases and a NPC that helps tank and heal.
You'll start the encounter by extinguishing kegs on fire and killing waves of Saurok as Blanche completes the brewing process over the course of several minutes. Blanche helps you out b
Mists of Pandaria: Alchemy Overview (Updated for 5.4)
2012/06/04 at 12:12 PM
In Mists of Pandaria,
has some beefed-up elixirs, potions, and flasks, alone with some fun BoP items:
Zen Alchemist Stone
. There's also whimsical potions:
. We've got a list of all the consumables with their stat boosts, reagents, and recipe skill levels below, as well as transmutes and Pandaria's herbs.
All recipes are also here:
Trainers and Learning Recipes
in Dawn's Blossom is a new trainer that also sells alchemy supplies.
is a member of the Klaxxi in Dread Wastes.
Learning recipes is very different in Mists of Pandaria than in past expansions. When first learning the profession, players will only get two recipes from the trainer and learn more recipes from creating consumables. Discovered recipes can also reveal additional recipes when created.
Elixir of Mirrors
Elixir of Mirrors
): Increases dodge by 750 for 1 hour. Guardian Elixir.
Elixir of Peace
Elixir of Peace
Mists of Pandaria: Inscription Overview (Updated for 5.2)
2012/05/31 at 2:30 PM
This guide takes a look at additions and changes to Inscription in Mists of Pandaria. We've listed all the glyphs below, unique shoulder enchants, epic weapons, and Darkmoon Faire items that come with the profession.
Scribes once again have special enchants. These require 575 inscription to make, 600 to use, and take 3x
Ink of Dreams
Secret Crane Wing Inscription
: Permanently adds 520 Intellect and 100 critical strike to a shoulder slot item.
Secret Ox Horn Inscription
: Permanently adds 750 Stamina and 150 Dodge to a shoulder slot item.
Secret Tiger Claw Inscription
: Permanently adds 520 Agility and 100 critical strike to a shoulder slot item.
Secret Tiger Fang Inscription
: Permanently adds 520 Strength and 100 critical strike to a shoulder slot item.
In addition, shoulder enchants in general are not tied to a reputation grind like
. It was revealed by
Ghostcrawler during MoP's beta
that scribes will be responsible for making shoulder enchants for all players.
Cheap shoulder enchants take 3x
Ink of Dreams
. They are learned at 540.
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