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This item is one of the greatest, if not the best, trinket available for a tanking druid.
I believe you need an item called "Depleted Badge" to create this trinket.
To acquire this item you need to kill lots of mobs in Ogri'La for a random drop of a Depleted Badge. It is a very rare drop.
When you finally get one, combine it with 50 Apexis Shards to create the trinket. By the time you get the Badge you will probably have well over 50 Shards...
If you are unable to find the Badge on your own, visit the Auction House or ask around because both items are BoE, meaning this item can be traded!!!
There are rumors that the "spawned" encounters in that area (the dragons, demons, apexis monolith guardians) have a higher chance to drop depleted items, however this has not been confirmed. I have only killed four of the dragons, and none of them had anything, but that doesn't deny the possibility.
There isn't any particularly effective way to farm for it; all of the enemies that can drop apexis shards have a chance to drop a depleted item, and the area is crawling with stuff to beat up.
There are a few things you can target especially to ease the suffering.
*Rays: They drop motes of mana as well
*Fire elementals in the southern forge camp: motes of fire
*Gan'arg and other demons: Netherweave cloth and marks for Aldor reputation
*Etherials in the north plateau: Netherweave cloth, and the spellbinders CAN drop the enchant for major spellpower to a weapon, if you're an enchanter. (Non-enchanters can't see it, but it's good to have another location available.)
*Apexis flayers: Don't drop anything special, but they are clustered together better around the crystal hills.
*Skinning: Rays and boars can be skinned and there are plenty of boars.
I recommend using 10 shards, once you've completed the quest to make use of the crystalforges, to buy a special flask that can only be used in the blade's edge plateaus (and gruul's lair) - "of the Beast" and "of the Sorcerer" - they're worth the investment.
Also, playing the color memory game from Apexis Relics (the small crystals around a monolith) can get you a 15% movement speed buff that only works in blade's edge.
Happy hunting... and good luck.
Sold it for 1200g, but later found out the 2 druids bidding to each other would have each went up to 2500g but they made a deal with themselves.
Dropped by Apexis Flayer for me this afternoon after around 250 shards from all mobs around Ogri'la which I farmed for 3 days 2-3 hours each. Good luck everyone.
Finally a replacement trinket for the Mark of Tyranny. 12.5% dodge on use isn't that bad either for tanking as well. Even if it shares a cooldown with Moroes Lucky Pocket Watch it still makes a solid tanking trinket.
I seriously question whether this is as godly a druid tank item as it seems to be described. YES its a ton of armor... but at some point is that really all you're trying to do? is stack endless armor?
i wear 4 pieces of Tier 4, clefthoof vest, wildfury staff and some assorted kara gear. raid buffed my armor is about 31k... it takes about 36k to reach the mitigation cap of 75%.
the tiered pieces (imo) are well itemized for feral druids and tier 5/6 have noticeably more armor than the gear im wearing. what they dont have is def/resilience to count towards the uncrittable cap.
along with high armor offset pieces available later in the game (ie- treads of the den mother, belt of natural power) trinket slots may become necessary for def or resilience.
and lets not forget the importance of dodge and stamina cannot be underestimated... the on use ability is nice, but as with all those cooldowns... very situational.
im not saying this item sucks... and its FANTASTIC for anyone early in raid progression. but i don't buy the "ZOMG BEST TANKING TRINKET IN TEH GAME" hype. personally id rather wear moroes/timelapse shard early on for the balance of stats other than armor... and eventually shadowmoon insignia. feral druids that have a clue about their class are already gonna have way more armor than any other class.... you should worry more about being uncrittable, having decent dodge and a lot of health for non physical fights.
FYI - living root sucks. needs tuning to be usable.
any input from feral droods mucking through BT/hyjal here would be appreciated... let me know if the extra 2k tops armor would really be that groundbreaking for your role.
---Deltronzero, Alliance Laughing Skull
"Lastly, any Druid worth their salt should know that armor only takes you so far =P. 30k armor and 20% dodge wouldn't be nearly as good as 25k armor and 40% dodge."
Yeah... if you want to rely on luck. Luck will only get you so far. What happens when some boss hits you 4x in a row and you become a glorified rug on the floor because you didn't have enough armor and health? "No fair! I was supposed to dodge a couple of those!"
Dodge is great but there is no substitute for armor and health. They do not depend on luck.
Just bought one on AH for 75g bo.
In case you're curious, the on-use ability gives 10.51% extra dodge and 6.18% crit.
for an extra 15.85% dodge, Kings + Grace of Air (roughly 10% dodge passive) you can potentially reach well over 75% dodge for 10 seconds...
Ignore what's said above about farming the Badge of Tenacity. Instead, just get to Honored with Ogri'la (with multiple 70's if possible) and master the Shartuul's Transporter event (
). See also the wowhead page for Crystalforged Darkrune (
Guaranteed drop of a Depleted item.
How would this affect Expose Weakness? If I get the first EW when the trinket is activated, I assume the 150 AGI would be counted. But after the 150 AGI dissapears, will EW be reduced? If I constantly manages to reapply EW before it runs out will I get the benefit all the time?
In general, effects take your current stats into consideration when they are applied, and use that value for their entire duration. So you would have to have this already activated when EA procs in order for EA to get the benefit. Note that the 150 agi also makes critting more likely though, so it's reasonably certain you can get EA up after clicking this.
The real question is, when your agi goes back down and you crit again, would EA use your new (lower) agi value or not? You've got two competing factors here: more powerful debuff (old) vs refreshing duration (new) and I don't know how it would work out. Debuff priority has gone back and forth repeatedly on this issue since release so you'll have to find out from experience, and re-verify every patch. If you're paranoid you can simply deactivate auto-attack as this is about to run out, and stop shooting until the debuff expires on its own.
I wasn't expecting to ever see one of these as they go for 2k on the auction house on my server. Lo and behold, while I was helping out some guildies to do the 5 man encounters up in Blade's Edge (demons, dragons, crystal giants) it dropped from one of the giants. I was on my warlock at the time but I think they realised I wanted it when I exploded in party chat. Thank goodness it wasn't a pug!
It seems like the best way to get this trinket has not been mentioned, and that is the Shartuul Transporter event.
To do the event, become Honored with Ogri'la and complete the daily quest Banish More Demons:
When turning in that quest you get a grab-bag which has a chance to drop a Darkrune. Turn in the Darkrune to an NPC in Ogri'la for a Crystalforged Darkrune, which is used to start the event. A good writeup of the event is on Wowwiki and there are good movies available online. While difficult, it is farmable after a few tries.
Completion of the event results in a guaranteed drop of a depleted item, which makes this by far the best way to far for the badge, or any other depleted item. Happy hunting!
By purely grinding for the Depleted badge for a longer time, you can get two things:
1st: Get the badge from a lucky drop.
2nd: Get enough money to buy one.
Got knocked off my mount, landed on a mob and killed it. Had one of these drop :D
Normally I would've just run away, too. Being resto and all.
hmm i notice that the badge to make this is not shown as BoP on this site is this true?
One of the best druid tanking trinkets. If you can get a moroes' lucky pocket watch. They can be used at the same time, not the same cooldown. Awesome combo. You wont need anything else.
and with 40% dodge you think you can still generate enough threat?
this thing is freakin great for bear tanks like myself, shartuul is broken however (GM told me earlier) which is the best place to farm this thing at
after 2.3 patch agility its not so benefit for tanking than defense aslo crit chance go from 35 agl=1% crt 70lvl to 40agl for 1%
too bad Ranged attack power now is too lower benefit from agility, that make gear with more AP,CRT and armor penetration than agility more valued.
I recently farmed this on the Kargath server and it dropped for me in only about 3 total hours of farming. It actually took me longer to get the shards to modify it. I am not looking to brag about the speed in which I got it I am just wonder if maybe the drop rate has increased. I could just be extremely lucky.
+150 Att. Power in cat form :)
Doing the 4 dragons for the cape thing, and two of them dropped the depleted badge. Don't know if that helps but it was pretty nice.
Bought his for 50g :D (yeye minus the comment all you want, but its still hillarious)
Christmas came early this year, really really did. Be sure to grab the chance if someone try to sell this in trade chat, mine went for 1500g.
gives me an extra 10.54% dodge when using the proc when agility is at 275 and dodge at 26% before use
sold within 10 minutes of advertising in trade channel, high demands for it. So many wanted it, i sold it more then the advertised price of 1k gold listed here.
I once saw a hunter using this item, in otherwise respectable gear.
I died a little inside that day.
A tip for feral druids grinding it out in Blade's Edge Mountains..
You can pick up an
Unstable Flask of the Beast
for a mere 15 shards from the crystalforge at nearby Forge Camp Wrath. It lasts for 2 hours through death, and will help make the grind that much easier. And as for the shards, believe me - you're going to make them back tenfold grinding for your Badge. :)
Does not share cooldown with Moroes lucky pocket watch
, so you are able to use both trinkets in one time, which will grand any tank class a massive bonus amount of dodge!
Just curious if there is an "upgraded version" anyone has seen in WotLK items yet?
With the upcoming changes to druid tanking in 3.0 this trinket will be even better.
A lot (if not most) extra armor on leather items is being removed, so all of the druid tanks, which are at (or near) the armor cap at the moment will remain with substantial less. Even with the nerf in the armor multiplier for bear forms (down to +370% at the moment), this trinket will add an additional 1447.6 armor. (If you have 20k armor without the trinket, this will put you from 65.5% to 67.3% physical mitigation through armor)
With bonus armour being taken away from Feral Druids soon (after WotLK launches) it is really not worth grinding for this.
All armour bonus from trinkets, rings, staffs is being taken away so that druids do not have to grind for things to have the best gear. The armour coefficients are going to be amended so that nothing is lost in the long run.
Blue Quote :_
We are changing the way bear armor works so that bonus armor on items does not receive the bear armor multiplier. Specifically this means that trinkets, rings, necks and cloaks with bonus armor will not be multiplied by the bear bonus. The normal armor on leather will still be multiplied by this bonus. We are also going to remove bonus armor from Feral staves. You’ll get your bonus armor from the leather you acquire.
1) A ring that grants 100 bonus armor will now grant a bear 100 armor (not ~470 armor).
2) Leather legs with 253 armor will still grant a bear ~1190 armor (not 253 armor).
3) A feral staff will now grant 0 armor.
We are making this change because armor is such a good stat for bears that it makes taking pieces with bonus armor a non-decision and we don’t want acquiring these pieces, which tend to not be common, to be so much of a barrier to a druid who wants to tank a raid.
This change will NOT be in effect when Lich King ships. We are letting you know this now so that you don’t go through heroic efforts to acquire items like the Badge of Tenacity, or Defender’s Code. Defender’s Code, with 850 armor, will still be a good trinket. But it won’t be an insanely good trinket for a bear.
We will adjust the bear armor modifiers so that your net mitigation does NOT go down with these changes. Let me repeat: this is not a nerf to Feral armor. It is a change to the amount of armor you get from gear with bonus armor.
Be aware that neck pieces, rings, and trinkets (i.e., pieces that give bonus armor) will no longer have their armor bonus multiplied in bear form. This is a change that is happening sometime after WotLK is released.
In other words, Badge of Tenacity will only grant 308 armor after this change takes place. It will no longer receive the 370% bonus from bear form.
(This is not a nerf, however. Bear armor will be adjusted so that damage mitigation remains the same. This change is made simply so that druids who want to tank no longer have to seek out high-armor pieces, other than leather, which will still grant the full bear form bonus.)
The blue post quoted specifically mentions Badge of Tenacity as an example of one of the items that
be affected by this change.
Still worth something post-WotLK. Just sold mine on AH for 500g.
Saw this on AH today for a measly 100g. This used to fetch 5000g easily during Burning Crusade (back when having 5k gold actually meant something)
Strangely enough, this item has a gigantic amount of armor for the new standards of Warlord of Draenor. It will probably be fixed soon, but as it is, it's the BiS trinket for tanks in 6.0
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Badge of Tenacity
Item Level 32
Binds when equipped
Increases agility by 36 for 20 sec.
(2 Min Cooldown)
Requires Level 27