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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. soygalol's Avatar
    Leveling my engi rogue moar :P
  1. Marzenia's Avatar
    I didnt read, I just post to post.
  1. Prozac's Avatar
    awesome shit
  1. lordhakera's Avatar
    Engineering gems come Cata? YES PLEASE!
  1. Shornaal's Avatar
    Engineering enchants are surely a placeholder. The haste and damage gloves have the same exact value they have now, the armor... 1500/12s against the actual permanent 885 doesn't sound good at all. Unless we'll be able to have those AND normal enchants.
  1. Tommy2er's Avatar
    Engineering gems? Odd, but interesting news none the less!
  1. Djanco's Avatar
    # Gnome-Matic Phase Fingers - hyperspeed accelerators
    # Tazik Shocker - hand mounted pyro rocket

    same stats, same spell. wtf?
  1. ZokuMix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodly View Post
    Brb, rolling engineering for cata -->
    Interesting changes
    Damn right I'm going to reroll engineering as well! This is awesome!
  1. Ibbi's Avatar
    The killshades look very cool. I haven't seen the model pic since it was on some site several weeks back.
  1. Kekbur's Avatar
    Except the new gem types, theres nothing interesting in engineering so far.

    I guess Hydraulic sockets will be made by Goblin and Cogwheel by Gnome engineers. Poor Bloodsail Admirals...oh thats me.
  1. FozziE's Avatar
    I'll also reroll Engineering. But I don't see the Rocket Boots tinker/enchant thing. I hope they're not removing that ;(
  1. Prokenny's Avatar
    new item stats looks plain and boring
  1. Luko's Avatar
    Engineering love is always good. It's pretty easy to see how much these items have been dumbed down, now. Guess we'll have to get used to it.
  1. Cjeska's Avatar
    Giving engineering the same stat bonusses as other profs on top of it's gadgets... does not seem fair, at all.
  1. Maleficious's Avatar
    This video is EPIC WIN!
  1. Siton's Avatar
    VLC knocked my socks off. Thanks for that
  1. fl4shi's Avatar
    is it just me or are the engineering only enchants the same/worse?

    Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket: "Permanently attaches a hand-mounted pyro rocket launcher to your gloves, allowing a skilled engineer to deal 1654 to 2020 Fire damage to an enemy at long range. The rocket can only be fired once every 45 sec.

    Can only be used on the engineer's gloves, and doing so will cause them to become soulbound."

    Hyperspeed Accelerators: "Permanently attaches hyperspeed accelerators 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."

    Reticulated Armor Webbing: "Permanently inserts reticulated armor webbing into gloves, increasing armor by 885.

    Attaching the armor webbing causes the gloves to become soulbound. An Engineering skill of 400 is required to keep the webbing active."


    and with the increased Stamina in mind same dmg for the new rocket seems kinda.... low

    and the new armor enchant.. i would prefer 885 permanently instead of 1500 for 12 sec every min

    then again.. the new belt enchant seems decent and the new socket looks nice as well
  1. Marlamin's Avatar
    Still two videos to go in that series. One thing I have to note that there's like 3 times as much advertisement compared to TotalBiscuit's videos. Still cool to hear one of the old WoWRadio hosts again!
  1. Darsey's Avatar
    think it is more of a way to costumize the googles to be what you want them to be. Prolly gonna have one cog and one hydrolic slot in the googles insted of the blue/yellow slots :P
  1. Kekbur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryngo Blackratchet View Post
    Engineering love is always good. It's pretty easy to see how much these items have been dumbed down, now. Guess we'll have to get used to it.
    I see no love here. Just more of the same stuff.

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