Enchanting in Cataclysm Preview
It's time for a short preview of what to expect from Enchanting in Cataclysm!

1. Weapon Enchantments
Most of the weapon enchantments in Cataclysm are procs, Mighty Agility being the only passive stat boost. Also, some of them have very impressive visual effects.

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2. Armor Enchantments
Nothing really new on that side, but I'm sure most of you would be happy to have a list of armor enchants in Cataclysm.

<table class="sortable newz-table"> <thead> <tr> <th width="80">Slot</th> <th width="150">Enchant</th> <th width="700">Description</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74252/enchant-boots-assassins-step/" target="_blank">Assassin's Step</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase movement speed slightly and Agility by 25.</td></tr> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74189/enchant-boots-earthen-vitality/" target="_blank">Earthen Vitality</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase movement speed slightly and Stamina by 30.</td></tr> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74199/enchant-boots-haste/" target="_blank">Haste</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase haste rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74253/enchant-boots-lavawalker/" target="_blank">Lavawalker</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase movement speed slightly and mastery rating by 35.</td></tr> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74213/enchant-boots-major-agility/" target="_blank">Major Agility</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase Agility by 35.</td></tr> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74238/enchant-boots-mastery/" target="_blank">Mastery</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase mastery rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Boot</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74236/enchant-boots-precision/" target="_blank">Precision</a></td><td>Permanently enchant boots to increase hit rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74201/enchant-bracer-critical-strike/" target="_blank">Critical Strike</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase critical strike rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74229/enchant-bracer-dodge/" target="_blank">Dodge</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase dodge rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74237/enchant-bracer-exceptional-spirit/" target="_blank">Exceptional Spirit</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase Spirit by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74248/enchant-bracer-greater-critical-strike/" target="_blank">Greater Critical Strike</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase critical strike rating by 65.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74239/enchant-bracer-greater-expertise/" target="_blank">Greater Expertise</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase expertise rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74256/enchant-bracer-greater-speed/" target="_blank">Greater Speed</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase haste rating by 65.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74232/enchant-bracer-precision/" target="_blank">Precision</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase hit rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Bracer</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74193/enchant-bracer-speed/" target="_blank">Speed</a></td><td>Permanently enchant bracers to increase haste rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74231/enchant-chest-exceptional-spirit/" target="_blank">Exceptional Spirit</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a chest to increase Spirit by 40.</td></tr> <tr><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74251/enchant-chest-greater-stamina/" target="_blank">Greater Stamina</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a chest to increase Stamina by 75.</td></tr> <tr><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74214/enchant-chest-mighty-resilience/" target="_blank">Mighty Resilience</a></td><td>Permanently enchant chest armor to increase resilience rating by 40.</td></tr> <tr><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74191/enchant-chest-mighty-stats/" target="_blank">Mighty Stats</a></td><td>Permanently enchant chest armor to increase all stats by 15.</td></tr> <tr><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74250/enchant-chest-peerless-stats/" target="_blank">Peerless Stats</a></td><td>Permanently enchant chest armor to increase all stats by 20.</td></tr> <tr><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74200/enchant-chest-stamina/" target="_blank">Stamina</a></td><td>Permanently enchant chest armor to increase Stamina by 55.</td></tr> <tr><td>Cloak</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74230/enchant-cloak-critical-strike/" target="_blank">Critical Strike</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a cloak to increase critical strike rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Cloak</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74247/enchant-cloak-greater-critical-strike/" target="_blank">Greater Critical Strike</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a cloak to increase critical strike rating by 65.</td></tr> <tr><td>Cloak</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74240/enchant-cloak-greater-intellect/" target="_blank">Greater Intellect</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a cloak to increase Intellect by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Cloak</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74192/enchant-cloak-greater-spell-piercing/" target="_blank">Greater Spell Piercing</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a cloak to increase spell penetration by 70.</td></tr> <tr><td>Cloak</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74202/enchant-cloak-intellect/" target="_blank">Intellect</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a cloak to increase Intellect by 30.</td></tr> <tr><td>Cloak</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74234/enchant-cloak-protection/" target="_blank">Protection</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a cloak to increase armor by 250.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gloves</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74212/enchant-gloves-exceptional-strength/" target="_blank">Exceptional Strength</a></td><td>Permanently enchant gloves to increase Strength by 35.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gloves</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74220/enchant-gloves-greater-expertise/" target="_blank">Greater Expertise</a></td><td>Permanently enchant gloves to increase expertise rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gloves</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74255/enchant-gloves-greater-mastery/" target="_blank">Greater Mastery</a></td><td>Permanently enchant gloves to increase mastery rating by 65.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gloves</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74198/enchant-gloves-haste/" target="_blank">Haste</a></td><td>Permanently enchant gloves to increase haste rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gloves</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74132/enchant-gloves-mastery/" target="_blank">Mastery</a></td><td>Permanently enchant gloves to increase mastery rating by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Gloves</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74254/enchant-gloves-mighty-strength/" target="_blank">Mighty Strength</a></td><td>Permanently enchant gloves to increase Strength by 50.</td></tr> <tr><td>Off-Hand</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74235/enchant-off-hand-superior-intellect/" target="_blank">Superior Intellect</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a shield or held item to increase Intellect by 100.</td></tr> <tr><td>Shield</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74226/enchant-shield-blocking/" target="_blank">Blocking</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a shield to increase block rating by 40.</td></tr> <tr><td>Shield</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74207/enchant-shield-protection/" target="_blank">Protection</a></td><td>Permanently enchant a shield to increase armor by 160.</td></tr> </tbody></table>


3. Ring Enchantments
Enchanters still have their ring enchantments, they require 475 enchanting skill.

<table class="sortable newz-table"> <thead> <tr> <th width="80">Slot</th> <th width="150">Enchant</th> <th width="700">Description</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr><td>Ring</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74216/enchant-ring-agility/" target="_blank">Agility</a></td><td>Permanently enchant your own ring to increase Agility by 40. Enchanting your ring causes it to become soulbound and requires 475 Enchanting skill to remain active.</td></tr> <tr><td>Ring</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74218/enchant-ring-greater-stamina/" target="_blank">Greater Stamina</a></td><td>Permanently enchant your own ring to increase Stamina by 60. Enchanting your ring causes it to become soulbound and requires 475 Enchanting skill to remain active.</td></tr> <tr><td>Ring</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74217/enchant-ring-intellect/" target="_blank">Intellect</a></td><td>Permanently enchant your own ring to increase Intellect by 40. Enchanting your ring causes it to become soulbound and requires 475 Enchanting skill to remain active.</td></tr> <tr><td>Ring</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/74215/enchant-ring-strength/" target="_blank">Strength</a></td><td>Permanently enchant your own ring to increase Strength by 40. Enchanting your ring causes it to become soulbound and requires 475 Enchanting skill to remain active.</td></tr> </tbody></table>


4. Companion Pets
Enchanters get their own craftable pet! The Enchanted Lantern will be available for Horde Players and the Magic Lamp for Alliance.




Cataclysm World Drops Preview
Yesterday's raid loot preview had a couple of Bind on Equip items, here is the list of the BOE World Drops currently implemented in the beta.

<table class="sortable newz-table"> <thead> <tr> <th width="40">Level</th> <th width="80">Type</th> <th width="120">Spec</th> <th width="80">Slot</th> <th width="385">Name</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr><td>359</td><td>Off-Hand</td><td>Spell Spirit</td><td>Off-Hand</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67149/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-healer-offhand/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Healer Offhand</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Plate</td><td>Melee</td><td>Legs</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67141/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-plate-dps-legs/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Plate DPS Legs</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Plate</td><td>Tank</td><td>Chest</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67143/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-tank-chest/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Tank Chest</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Plate</td><td>Tank</td><td>Shoulder</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67144/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-tank-shoulders/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Tank Shoulders</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Finger</td><td>Spell DPS</td><td>Finger</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67129/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-caster-dps-ring/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Caster DPS Ring</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Finger</td><td>Melee</td><td>Finger</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67139/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-strength-dps-ring/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Strength DPS Ring</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Neck</td><td>Melee</td><td>Neck</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67138/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-str-dps-neck/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic STR DPS Neck</a></td></tr> <tr><td>359</td><td>Back</td><td>Spell DPS</td><td>Back</td><td class="l"><a href="http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67131/cataclysm-world-drop-epic-caster-dps-cloak/" target="_blank" class="item4">Cataclysm World Drop Epic Caster DPS Cloak</a></td></tr> </tbody></table>



Cataclysm Zones Update - Blasted Lands, Dun Morogh, Westfall
Another update to zones pages, this time Blasted Lands, Dun Morogh, and Westfall got their updated beta screenshots!






The MMO Report
It's time for this week's MMO Report!

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  1. Kelzam's Avatar
    I don't think Reins of the Kor'kron Annihilator is a world BoE drop >_>

    <3 appears it was fixed
  1. toychristopher's Avatar
    The enchants are way over the top! It would be nice to see our weapons instead of a giant glow stick.
  1. Adjutant's Avatar
    Enchants look great.
  1. butterflybee's Avatar
    I somewhat agree that they are a little over the top, but I am happy with them... what I don't get is Might Agility.

    What do leaves have to do with increased agility rating?
  1. anubra's Avatar
    where are the cata Scopes?
  1. Tablemaker's Avatar
    Currently in the game Engineering and Enchanting enchants are stacking... is this intended or a bug?
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflybee View Post
    I somewhat agree that they are a little over the top, but I am happy with them... what I don't get is Might Agility.

    What do leaves have to do with increased agility rating?
    "I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar."

    T_T
  1. Shanur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflybee View Post
    I somewhat agree that they are a little over the top, but I am happy with them... what I don't get is Might Agility.

    What do leaves have to do with increased agility rating?
    i think it has something to do with leaves blowing in the wind, which is probably what it will look like while swinging, so my bet is wind == supah agile
  1. BondExtreme's Avatar
    Very nice animations. However it seems they like to keep reusing the animation with the leaves.
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    50 dodge rating to bracers, or continue using 40 stamina to bracers from wrath. that's a no brainer. 50 dodge rating isn't crap by comparison to 40 stamina. With DR and inflated rating requirements at 85, 50 dodge rating i'd wipe my ass with. what's with blizzard and useless tank enchants all the time.

    and 160 armor to shield? 160 armor is nothing by EH comparison to 18 stamina, espeically now that stamina is worth even more per point than it was pre 4.x. so i guess there we're still gonna be using 18 stamina from burning crusade.
  1. Nevad's Avatar
    Agreed with the bit over the top enchants, it might be cause they are shown in modelviewer (doubt it but its possible).
  1. Shinshiva's Avatar
    Yeah shiny stuff is balls. give me a plain sword any day.
  1. menulo's Avatar
    finnaly some good looking Enchants!
    i started to miss mongoose/exe , berzerker looked so lame:P
  1. Ellesar's Avatar
    great animations, cool proc's
  1. Razia's Avatar
    Finally, a stamina chest enchant
  1. lios's Avatar
    So no one hand enchants for hunters? Great I love dual wielding axes, as we did in the past.
  1. Nymrohd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MysticalOS View Post
    50 dodge rating to bracers, or continue using 40 stamina to bracers from wrath. that's a no brainer. 50 dodge rating isn't crap by comparison to 40 stamina. With DR and inflated rating requirements at 85, 50 dodge rating i'd wipe my ass with. what's with blizzard and useless tank enchants all the time.

    and 160 armor to shield? 160 armor is nothing by EH comparison to 18 stamina, espeically now that stamina is worth even more per point than it was pre 4.x. so i guess there we're still gonna be using 18 stamina from burning crusade.
    Actually 50 dodge rating is way more ivalue than 40 Stamina (which is the equivalent of 26.67 dodge rating). Also in Cata, tanks will not itemize for Stamina only. If you are a mana sponge, your healers will go oom and you will die. When you are not in danger of dying in a short window of time, the effective health theory goes out of the window and when preventing excessive healing becomes the new priority, avoidance and mitigation are your new gearing concerns. In Cata I expect that you will want to keep a certain health pool appropriate to the raiding tier you are in, and then everything else goes to avoidance (unless you can get mitigation through armor or if it proves to be superior, block capping).
  1. swissaccount's Avatar
    those enchants take away from the design of the weapon
  1. Kasanja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lios View Post
    So no one hand enchants for hunters? Great I love dual wielding axes, as we did in the past.
    same for us Enhance shammies...Mastery it is !
  1. Elween's Avatar
    The enchants look great but they should lower down the effects, they almost block weapon look/art/design.
    But ye its maybe a bug from the modelviewer, i hope.

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