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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
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