MMO-Champion - Enchanting Cataclysm, World Drops, Zone Update, MMO Report
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.

Slot Enchant Description
2H WeaponMighty AgilityPermanently enchant a two-handed weapon to increase Agility by 130.
WeaponAvalanchePermanently enchant a weapon to often deal 463 to 537 Nature damage to an enemy struck by your melee attacks.
WeaponElemental SlayerPermanently enchant a melee weapon to sometimes disrupt elementals when struck by your melee attacks, dealing Arcane damage and silencing them for 5 sec.
WeaponHeartsongPermanently enchant a weapon to sometimes increase Spirit by 200 for 15 sec when casting spells.
WeaponHurricanePermanently enchant a melee weapon to sometimes increase haste rating by 450 for 12 sec when casting spells or dealing melee damage.
WeaponLandslidePermanently enchant a weapon to sometimes increase attack power by 1000 for 12 sec when striking in melee.
WeaponMendingPermanently enchant a weapon to sometimes heal you when damaging an enemy with spells and melee attacks.
WeaponPower TorrentPermanently enchant a weapon to sometimes increase Intellect by 500 for 12 sec when dealing damage or healing with spells.
WeaponWindwalkPermanently enchant a weapon to sometimes increase dodge rating by 600 and movement speed by 15% for 10 sec when striking in melee.



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.

Slot Enchant Description
BootAssassin's StepPermanently enchant boots to increase movement speed slightly and Agility by 25.
BootEarthen VitalityPermanently enchant boots to increase movement speed slightly and Stamina by 30.
BootHastePermanently enchant boots to increase haste rating by 50.
BootLavawalkerPermanently enchant boots to increase movement speed slightly and mastery rating by 35.
BootMajor AgilityPermanently enchant boots to increase Agility by 35.
BootMasteryPermanently enchant boots to increase mastery rating by 50.
BootPrecisionPermanently enchant boots to increase hit rating by 50.
BracerCritical StrikePermanently enchant bracers to increase critical strike rating by 50.
BracerDodgePermanently enchant bracers to increase dodge rating by 50.
BracerExceptional SpiritPermanently enchant bracers to increase Spirit by 50.
BracerGreater Critical StrikePermanently enchant bracers to increase critical strike rating by 65.
BracerGreater ExpertisePermanently enchant bracers to increase expertise rating by 50.
BracerGreater SpeedPermanently enchant bracers to increase haste rating by 65.
BracerPrecisionPermanently enchant bracers to increase hit rating by 50.
BracerSpeedPermanently enchant bracers to increase haste rating by 50.
ChestExceptional SpiritPermanently enchant a chest to increase Spirit by 40.
ChestGreater StaminaPermanently enchant a chest to increase Stamina by 75.
ChestMighty ResiliencePermanently enchant chest armor to increase resilience rating by 40.
ChestMighty StatsPermanently enchant chest armor to increase all stats by 15.
ChestPeerless StatsPermanently enchant chest armor to increase all stats by 20.
ChestStaminaPermanently enchant chest armor to increase Stamina by 55.
CloakCritical StrikePermanently enchant a cloak to increase critical strike rating by 50.
CloakGreater Critical StrikePermanently enchant a cloak to increase critical strike rating by 65.
CloakGreater IntellectPermanently enchant a cloak to increase Intellect by 50.
CloakGreater Spell PiercingPermanently enchant a cloak to increase spell penetration by 70.
CloakIntellectPermanently enchant a cloak to increase Intellect by 30.
CloakProtectionPermanently enchant a cloak to increase armor by 250.
GlovesExceptional StrengthPermanently enchant gloves to increase Strength by 35.
GlovesGreater ExpertisePermanently enchant gloves to increase expertise rating by 50.
GlovesGreater MasteryPermanently enchant gloves to increase mastery rating by 65.
GlovesHastePermanently enchant gloves to increase haste rating by 50.
GlovesMasteryPermanently enchant gloves to increase mastery rating by 50.
GlovesMighty StrengthPermanently enchant gloves to increase Strength by 50.
Off-HandSuperior IntellectPermanently enchant a shield or held item to increase Intellect by 100.
ShieldBlockingPermanently enchant a shield to increase block rating by 40.
ShieldProtectionPermanently enchant a shield to increase armor by 160.


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

Slot Enchant Description
RingAgilityPermanently 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.
RingGreater StaminaPermanently 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.
RingIntellectPermanently 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.
RingStrengthPermanently 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.


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.




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!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Enchanting Cataclysm, World Drops, Zone Update, MMO Report started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 146 Comments
  1. SoberLion's Avatar
    Hmm interest why there is Agi chant and no Str for weapon...
  1. Jaysal's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tacgnol View Post
    Ok, to anyone who thinks stacking stamina in WotLK is a FUCKING RETARD! Yeah, you may think you are all awesome because you have 80k hp unbuffed. But you probably have little to no dodge/parry/block. Its retards like that who make good tanks look bad.
    Wait so the tanks in Paragon and Ensidia are retards??? http://eu.wowarmory.com/character-sh...Blade&cn=Gaini

    Do you even know what EH is... Or diminishing returns?

    Quick Google it then come back with some fail answer and some fail reason you dont look really dumb right now.
  1. valiorik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonoka View Post
    I highly doubt that, Blizzard said that they will bring down the "Ohsnap 80% HP blows" from bosses.
    But.. who knows.
    I totally agree it would be better not to have bosses hitting tanks for 50%+ of tanks HP. Coz if two attacks like that will pass all avoidance (there's always a chance), tank will die before healed.

    But you must be very naive or joined WoW recently to believe Blizzard. It's common for them to state something and later to do it in a different way. Only press releases can be believed, but they don't cover game mechanics
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Well. This post made me make up my mine of what to drop my mining for on my ele shammy. Ring enchants give you 40 SP each ring, being 80, and the pets seem to be BoE, meaning you can sell them on the AH. I can buy them from there and go alchemy. I get the same 80 int I would with ring enchants, plus I get a mount that seats 2, and a mastery rating trinket.
  1. lunaspike's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Last DJ View Post
    I'm so glad for this. I hated the stam stacking idiots in Wrath. "HURRR DURRR I HAS 50K HP I R 4 TANK WHEEEEEE!" Then he gets hit, and I've gotta frantically spam my heal to top him off before the next big hit comes because he's got no fucking mitigation. So many fail tanks in ToC/ICC stacking HP to their eyeballs. They take even a small hit from something even like Icehowl and a chunk of their HP falls off and the healers all squawk and start spamming.
    Wait,wait, wait a minute. You mean someone expected you to do your job as a healer. What the hell? You should tell that tank to heal on his own if he wants heals, you are just there to take up a spot and collect phatlewt.
    I can always spot a good, easy to heal tank from a bad one who think that just because he's a sack of hit points he's an effective tank. Sure, you can wave all that bullshit in my face about stam stacking being "a viable tanking stat", but a tank who actually thinks about his mitigation and block will be a MASSIVELY easier tank to heal than one who just stuffs epic stamina gems into all his gear, and you can take that to the fuckin' bank.
    You are an idiot, just plain and simple. The math has already been done, and done again, and done again, and done some more for good measure. I seriously doubt you have any clue with eh is, or how it's calculated, or why it is even important.

    Please, tanks, for the love of anyone who'll heal you. Stop fucking stacking stamina and learn that there are other stats besides goddamn HP. With the mana/healing changes, your shitton of HP isn't going to mean jack or shit when you've run the healers OOM because all you're doing is taking hits to the face.
    Again with the "I don't want to do my job, you should make me not have to". How about you roll tank. When I heal I love high hp tanks, you know why? Because you can stack all of the avoidance you want, if you go down in one hit NOTHING I do can save you. If it takes 3 hits to kill you, I can save you. If you are going OOM healing like that, then I suggest the tank isn't your problem. Perhaps your dps needs to wake the hell up and do their job? Or maybe you should be a better healer? Or maybe your dps should take some mitigation talents. To me this is a pure and simple matter of healers being lazy. That's all there is to it. Which is fine, gtfo. On my server there are more healers than there are tanks by far. If you aren't capable, there are others that are.

    As for the silly debate over "is a small amount of dodge worth more than a small amount of stamina". High, diminishing returns want's to talk to you. You don't know what that is? No surprise there. See with avoidance the more of a stat you have, the more you need.
    http://elitistjerks.com/f81/t37409-a...shing_returns/

    So once you reach a certain point, and mostly this is reached with gear, there is almost no point to stacking it because you would have to sacrifice so many other stats to reach it.

    O.k. you want to say "well I would like the tank to have more avoidance" Well what if your tank had to give up 1000 health for .1% dodge. Would you call that good? 40 stam is very nice because it does not decrease in value. It adds more hp no matter how much of it you stack.
  1. Repatriado's Avatar
    Prety nice enchants skin!

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