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Engineering in Cataclysm - Enchants, Scopes, and Gems
The Engineering page released on NDA lift day lacked content because spells aren't flagged as "Engineering" yet, however it looks like a lot of stuff is already here and there is enough content to give you a small preview of Engineering in Cataclysm.

The items with the biggest omg-epic factor are obviously the helms that I already posted 2 weeks ago.


New engineering-only enchants are available:

  • Gnome-Matic Phase Fingers - Permanently attaches gnome-matic phase finger technology to a pair of gloves, allowing a skilled engineer to increase their haste rating by 340 for 12 sec. The gloves can only be activated every minute.
  • Quickflip Deflection Plates - Permanently attaches quickflip deflection plates onto gloves, allowing you to increase your armor by 1500 for 12 sec. Gloves can only be activated once every minute. Attaching the armor webbing causes the gloves to become soulbound. An Engineering skill of 500 is required to keep the webbing active.
  • Tazik Shocker - Permanently attaches a tazik shocker to your gloves, allowing a skilled engineer to deal 1654 to 2020 Nature damage to an enemy at long range. The shocker can only be used once every 45 sec. Can only be used on the engineer's gloves, and doing so will cause them to become soulbound.
  • Spinal Healing Injector - Permanently attaches a specialized injector kit to your belt, allowing you to inject a Mythical Healing Potion directly into your bloodstream for increased effect. Only a skilled engineer can activate the modified belt. Can only be attached to your own belt, and doing so causes the belt to become soulbound.
  • Z50 Mana Gulper - Permanently attaches a specialized injector kit to your belt, allowing you to power-drink a Mythical Mana Potion for increased effect. Only a skilled engineer can activate the modified belt. Can only be attached to your own belt, and doing so causes the belt to become soulbound.

Scopes are also here:

  • Gnomish X-Ray Scope - Attaches a permanent scope to a bow or gun that increases its ranged critical strike rating by 88. Attaching this scope to a ranged weapon causes it to become soulbound.
  • R19 Threatfinder - Attaches a permanent scope to a bow or gun that increases its ranged hit rating by 88. Attaching this scope to a ranged weapon causes it to become soulbound.
  • Safety Catch Removal - Removes the safety mechanism from a bow or gun, increasing its ranged haste rating by 88. Using this kit causes the bow or gun to become soulbound.

Last but not least, a couple of very interesting items were datamined on Cataclysm Beta servers. It looks like engineers will get a new type of items, very similar to gems.



They also seem to use a new kind of socket called "Hydraulics/Cogwheels socket", at this point it could be anything, really, but it definitely seems that engineering will get some love in Cataclysm.


Cataclysm Video - Blanchy Questline
I couldn't leave so many questions unanswered, here is a video of the Blanchy/CSI Questline! This is a playlist with 3 videos, click on the left/right to go to the next video.



Comics
Dark Legacy Comics #246 and Teh Gladiators #147 + #148 are out.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Engineering in Cataclysm, Blanchy, Comics started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 155 Comments
  1. TheDevilTree's Avatar
    Looking pretty good for engineering. I was already considering it for my worgen so glad to see it is getting some love so far.
  1. Eixel's Avatar
    hunters get blink? op!
  1. Andelormon's Avatar
    I, and an Engineer, approve of these changes!! =D
  1. Niero123's Avatar
    Omg, stats are getting crazy and inflationary
  1. Brawley's Avatar
    HOLD ON just a second here, are engineers getting the statbonuses JC/BS gets + all theyr utility stuff?
    Imbalanced much? if thats the case im rolling engineering, would be stupid not to.
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    HMMM doesnt the Tazik Shocker doe the same damage as the Pyro rocket does now?
  1. ShellPhown's Avatar
    The glove enchants are probably placeholder numbers, even though they thought about the ideas themself.

    I hope the plain stat's are not replacing the haste/taser in arena though
  1. Azalu's Avatar
    "Looks like lou really put his foot....
    ... In his mouth"

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

    On a side note Vanessa is signing things -V

    V for Vendetta reference?
  1. Rogge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasz View Post
    HMMM doesnt the Tazik Shocker doe the same damage as the Pyro rocket does now?
    "Placeholder". Google it.
  1. Sankiros's Avatar
    loving those engineering gems. It's amazing to see how "boring" the new stats on the enchants are. Really shows that blizz are nerfing our haste/crit income, which is great tbh.
  1. Suduki's Avatar
    I was engineer before it was cool.
  1. Mest's Avatar
    I don't know how I like the new armor glove augment... The current 885 armor is more than half the new amount, and has a five times greater uptime... And the burst increase of survival isn't enough to be considered a CD. Didn't Blizz also say they were going to nerf armor in Cataclysm?

    It feels safe to assume these are also placeholder stats.

    Well I guess it'd be kind of nice macroing it to Shield Block. Looking forward to it!
  1. Xinrea's Avatar
    Omg, that vid was EPIC. Esp the intro. I really love CSI but this intro beats everything.
    And you know what that say ey:
    "Looks like they really put the cart..
    before the horse"
    YEAAAAAAAAAAAH
    Ty for making my day with the vid. And i luv the new engineering stuff.
  1. Admuntour's Avatar
    The Engineering "gears" are interesting to say the least.
    It seems Blizz decided that the toys Engineers have had so far where not enough to make them be taken seriously in PVE, so now Engies have a stat boost to be on par with the other professions and they can still make their toys.
    There will obviously be limitations on the number of gears sockets you can put in your equipment.
    But overall not bad at all.
  1. Maagina's Avatar
    interesting...
  1. Wild Turkey's Avatar
    THIS IS BETA!
    When will you get it? Is it so hard to understand?
    They made the spells because they are going to be just like their WOTLK equivalents!
    THE SUMS STILL NEED TO GET ADJUSTED!

    *sigh*
  1. ANeM's Avatar
    My guess for the Hydraulic/Cogwheel stuff is that its for the epic helms, since they have no secondary stats. The blue/yellow sockets are just placeholders, and the new engineering "parts" will basically take the place of the secondary stats, allowing players significantly more customization with their engineering helms, and, potentially, the ability to upgrade them to keep pace with new content, without having to build a whole new helm or lose the enchant/meta on the current one.
  1. Raqubor's Avatar
    My engineering-alchemy rogue is happy to see these changes!
    Placeholder is placeholder, the cooldown enchants will get higher numbers I'm sure.
  1. Foxhoundn's Avatar
    rofl at dlc xdd!!!
  1. Slayman's Avatar
    First of all: Engineering I haz it!
    secondly I'd guess Engineers'll be able to socket some equipment themselves with that hydraulic or cogwheel socket, like BS does for JC sockets.
    But I think they have to decide for either hydraulics or cogwheels. And there may only be 1 Socket to be added.
    Anyways I love it!

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