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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
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  1. furydeath's Avatar
    A uses for the belt enchants :O

    According to wow head it's 16625 to 21375 mana and 14875 to 19125 HP for engs.
  1. atmb82's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
    A uses for the belt enchants :O
    This. And:
    I can just say: this is ORGASMIC.
    Awesome :3 Also, I leveled with eng tools and it was funnier than the average leveling experience :3
  1. skyesfury's Avatar
    Cool tinker for the belt. Will definitely be helpful on my bear tank.

    As for the video.... I know a lot of people thought TotalBiscuit was annoying, but there's a difference between what some think is an annoying voice and just being downright annoying. If TotalBiscuit had done this quest series, it would've been a single video that lasted around 10-15 minutes tops. All the extra time that this guy has is him just talking too much about nothing at all, repeating himself or throwing out shameless and unneeded adverts for his site. I'll stick with the CynicalBrit, thank you.
  1. Lilija's Avatar
    Ok, I don't know if it's because it's so damn hot around here recently, but besides the begining the video was a bit boring. Was able to watch only 3 parst before I lost interest. I actually almost fell asleep. I blame TotalBiscuit for increasing my expectations towards any new Cata vid I see :P
  1. Mooherder's Avatar
    Tazik Shocker
    Enchantment Requires Engineering (500)
    Use: Fires an electrified ball at an enemy for 3015 to 3685 Nature damage.

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/e/4181/tazik-shocker/
  1. MikHaven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by skyesfury View Post
    Cool tinker for the belt. Will definitely be helpful on my bear tank.

    As for the video.... I know a lot of people thought TotalBiscuit was annoying, but there's a difference between what some think is an annoying voice and just being downright annoying. If TotalBiscuit had done this quest series, it would've been a single video that lasted around 10-15 minutes tops. All the extra time that this guy has is him just talking too much about nothing at all, repeating himself or throwing out shameless and unneeded adverts for his site. I'll stick with the CynicalBrit, thank you.
    Thanks, I totally agree, this QuestLine Video was complete garbage, and not worthy of a mmo mention. I watched all the videos on the CynicalBrit site, and while the Worgen was in 3 videos, its pure content, and he fades out all the crap of him getting lost.
  1. Karbec's Avatar
    I love how everyone is rerolling engineering and havent even seen other proffesion changes ;D
  1. Ery's Avatar
    Blanchy <3
  1. Kekbur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by furydeath View Post
    A uses for the belt enchants :O

    According to wow head it's 16625 to 21375 mana and 14875 to 19125 HP for engs.
    So its basically a new version of Runic Healing Injector, except (most likely) it wont stack with belt buckle.

    Whoopdie f****n do.
  1. Cluck's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kekbur View Post
    So its basically a new version of Runic Healing Injector, except (most likely) it wont stack with belt buckle.

    Whoopdie f****n do.
    I don't see why it wouldn't stack, considering the behavior of every single other thing where you can add a socket versus adding an extra enchant. Blacksmiths can still enchant gloves and bracers they've added a socket to, and the existing engineering improvements to belts can also be applied along with an eternal belt buckle.

    Quote Originally Posted by ANeM View Post
    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.
    That's one option, alternatively they'll still add extra stats to the goggles later on, and the cogwheels/hydraulic pumps are actually going to be an engineering enhancement for a specific gear slot that can be sold to other players, which would address the common complaints engineers have that their profession doesn't have many ways of making money compared to other professions. Especially since they're removing the need ranged weapons have for ammo.
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Metzen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You promised Old Blanchy would survive!
  1. Kekbur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cluck View Post
    I don't see why it wouldn't stack, considering the behavior of every single other thing where you can add a socket versus adding an extra enchant. Blacksmiths can still enchant gloves and bracers they've added a socket to, and the existing engineering improvements to belts can also be applied along with an eternal belt buckle.

    Ah my bad then, I thought frag belt didnt stack with buckle but it does.

    Either way, its nothing new, its rehashing the same ideas over again.
  1. Kathos's Avatar
    Does this mean there are no Rocket Boots in Cataclysm?
  1. Shawaam's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Niero123 View Post
    Omg, stats are getting crazy and inflationary
    Indeed. It's not funny anymore...
  1. Witterquik's Avatar
    Sweet. Looks like I'll get work on leveling engineering tonight.
  1. Blood Knight Reyson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodly View Post
    Brb, rolling engineering for cata -->
    Interesting changes
    Brb rerolling OUT engineering... no tankgoggles?! For all of WotLK I've endured being an engineer, despite it being bad across the line for a tank, hoping it would get better..and now they just ditch the tanking goggles altogether? I hope this will be corrected!
  1. Kalx's Avatar
    the goggles are probably getting the cogwheel/hydraulic sockets, no socketing different items

    that way, blizzard can make the goggles last longer (by adding epic cogwheels and hydraulics later in the expansion) to increase it's stats
  1. Evantaur's Avatar
    spirit cloth googles too pls (my holy priest is engineer)

    also still waiting for gnomish duct tape to company my gnomish army knife!
  1. Ginzha's Avatar
    god, everytime i see the stamina on the cata items i gasp lol
  1. Gulvak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawaam View Post
    Indeed. It's not funny anymore...
    I knew that everyone was going to have more stam on everything. However I didn't think stam was going to get equalized across the board. How is a tank going to stand up against melee attacks and aoe damage that is meant to kill a raid full of people with the same fucking HP as him?

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