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Archaeology in 4.0.6 - Grey items changes
If you've been going through the 4.0.6 Patch Notes you probably saw the following line.
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
  • The sell value of all common artifacts has been doubled, while a small subset of common artifacts have had their sell value increased far beyond that.
That change didn't seem important at first but it's actually more significant than you'd think for people who spend a lot of time hunting for artefacts.

Some of the grey/junk items you get from archaeology had their price considerably increased (up to 1000 gold) and if you have them in your bags it's probably a very good idea to wait for the patch before you sell them ... I'm sure you'd hate to lose 1000 gold (or more!) because of that, right?

As far as I know this change hasn't been hotfixed on live servers and you'll have to wait for the patch.

ItemOld PriceNew Price
Word of Empress Zoe10g1000g
Silver Kris of Korl9g180g
Scepter of NezarAzret5g100g
Fine Crystal Candelabra1g 20s72g
Infested Ruby Ring5g50g
Six-Clawed Cornice5g50g
Bodacious Door Knocker20s20g
Insect in Amber20s20g
Maul of Stone Guard Murog1g20g
Anklet with Golden Bells1g20g
Pipe of Franclorn Forgewright10g20g
Scepter of Bronzebeard9g19g
Warmaul of Burningeye9g18g
Spiked Gauntlets of Anvilrage9g18g
Gahzrilla Figurine20s12g
Intricate Treasure Chest Key5g10g
Scramseax5g10g
Flint Striker5g10g
Fanged Cloak Pin5g10g
Thorned Necklace5g10g
Proto-Drake Skeleton5g10g
Imprint of a Kraken Tentacle5g10g
Spidery Sundial5g10g
Ewer of Jormungar Blood5g10g
Viziers Scrawled Streamer5g10g
Chest of Tiny Glass Animals40s8g
Gruesome Heart Box3g 50s7g
Moltenfists Jeweled Goblet11s6g 30s
Jade Asp with Ruby Eyes10s6g
More ...
Black Trilobite5s3g
Strange Silver Paperweight1g 10s2g 10s
Mummified Organ1g2g
Tiny Bronze Scorpion1g2g
Gray Candle Stub1g2g
Rusted Steak Knife1g2g
Scepter of Nekros Skullcrusher1g2g
Fierce Wolf Figurine1g2g
Fiendish Whip1g2g
Tile of Glazed Clay1g2g
Skull Drinking Cup1g2g
Carved Harp of Exotic Wood1g2g
Scepter of the Nathrezim1g2g
Baroque Sword Scabbard1g2g
Dignified Portrait1g2g
Plated Elekk Goad1g2g
Tiny Oasis Mosaic1g2g
Engraved Scimitar Hilt1g2g
Sketch of a Desert Palace1g2g
Carcanet of the Hundred Magi90s1g 80s
Silver Scroll Case90s1g 80s
Umbra Crescent90s1g 80s
Castle of Sand90s1g 80s
Cat Statue with Emerald Eyes90s1g 80s
Soapstone Scarab Necklace90s1g 80s
Scandalous Silk Nightgown5s1g
Mithril Chain of Angerforge41s81s
Dented Shield of Horuz Killcrow40s80s
Scorched Staff of Shadow Priest Anund40s80s
Scepter of Charlga Razorflank40s80s
Skull Staff of Shadowforge40s80s
Tooth with Gold Filling40s80s
Drakkari Sacrificial Knife40s80s
String of Small Pink Pearls40s80s
Cracked Crystal Vial40s80s
Scepter of Xavius40s80s
Feathered Raptor Arm40s80s
Vicious Ancient Fish40s80s
Winged Helm of Corehammer20s50s
Bracelet of Jade and Coins22s44s
Hairpin of Silver and Malachite22s44s
Notched Sword of Tunadil the Redeemer20s40s
Boot Heel with Scrollwork20s40s
Golden Chamber Pot20s40s
Ironstars Petrified Shield20s40s
Skull-Shaped Planter20s40s
Atalai Scepter20s40s
Devilsaur Tooth20s40s
Kaldorei Amphora20s40s
Ancient Shark Jaws20s40s
Delicate Music Box20s40s
Silver Neck Torc11s21s
Cloak Clasp with Antlers10s20s
Pewter Drinking Cup10s20s
Ceramic Funeral Urn10s20s
Stone Gryphon10s20s
Feathered Gold Earring10s20s
Eerie Smolderthorn Idol10s20s
Cinnabar Bijou10s20s
Coin from EldreThalas10s20s
Shattered Glaive10s20s
Twisted Ammonite Shell10s20s
Green Dragon Ring10s20s
Strange Velvet Worm10s20s
Belt Buckle with Anvilmar Crest5s 50c10s 50c
Fetish of Hireek5s 20c10s 20c
Worn Hunting Knife5s10s
Wooden Whistle5s10s
Bone Gaming Dice5s10s
Zandalari Voodoo Doll5s10s
Lizard Foot Charm5s10s
Beautiful Preserved Fern5s10s
Highborne Pyxis5s10s
Inlaid Ivory Comb5s10s
Dwarven Baby Socks5s10s
Necklace with Elune Pendant5s10s
Shard of Petrified Wood5s10s
Fine Bloodscalp Dinnerware5s10s



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Comments 134 Comments
  1. reve's Avatar
    Damn, one would think that Blizzard will try to stop adding gold into the economy, that they should be trying to "suck it out" through gold sinks etc... Well I guess not.
  1. Karnige's Avatar
    I know ive had a few of those 1000g babys. ah well
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Heh.. I'd bet my butt on it that they lowered the droprate of this zoe thingy CONSIDERABLY.
  1. heacon's Avatar
    GOld is way to easy to get i swim in it..please give me some massive gold sink stuffs
  1. Tronux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    Heh.. I'd bet my butt on it that they lowered the droprate of this zoe thingy CONSIDERABLY.
    Epic, I'm actually making it right now lucky me
  1. argc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Shit happens.
    Stop saying shit happens,
    Shit doesn't happen in WoW. It's Blizzard who shits on you and you enjoy it everytime.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Epic, I'm actually making it right now lucky me
    On live or PTR?

    Fact is: This just adds MORE lottery the Arch. I don't think it'll be a worthwile profession even with these changes. You could easily farm more gold doing wrath dailies. Depending on Luck ofc... :S
  1. Airath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Granyala View Post
    On live or PTR?

    Fact is: This just adds MORE lottery the Arch. I don't think it'll be a worthwile profession even with these changes. You could easily farm more gold doing wrath dailies. Depending on Luck ofc... :S
    It is a secondary profession. Just like First Aid. You really should not expect too much from a secondary profession.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    It is a secondary profession. Just like First Aid. You really should not expect too much from a secondary profession.

    Could Peep PLEASE bury this absolutely STUPID argument?
    FA doesn't require me to sink HOURS upon HOURS into it to practice it. Neither does cooking. It would be true for Fishing, although only as long as I'm leveling up. After that, the time investment to get the fish i want is MINIMAL compared to arch.

    It's actually a quite simple calculation. One hour of my playtime has a value. If something wants me to spend many hours it has to be worth it. At least it must be comparable with doing dailies. No matter whether it's a primary profession, grinding stuff to sell on the AH or in this case archaeology.
    Lets be honest, most peeps will never ever see an epic from arch that they can use, so all it gives you for your hours of boredom is gold.
  1. Arararagi's Avatar
    I either have that ring as my next solve or I did it yesterday (probably sold it then as well). Oh the suspense!
  1. Facepalmer's Avatar
    great. i vendored all that stuff and more, threw away about 10k gold. why the hell cant blizz do these things BEFORE they release? ffs.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    great. i vendored all that stuff and more, threw away about 10k gold. why the hell cant blizz do these things BEFORE they release? ffs.

    Because the Devs have their heads up their asses. Honestly? I don't know. Archs flaws are so painfully obvious, that every human being with even half a brain can see them. I guess they want to torture their community?!
  1. Lebeau's Avatar
    Damnit! I just vendored 2 of the 1k gold artifacts >_<
  1. slashboomkin's Avatar
    DLC: That was hilarious! Love the bird.
    Arch: Sweet. I'm in the middle of making one of those rings right now.
  1. mrgreenthump's Avatar
    well with the cap on archaeology fragments coming i think its a nice way to get rid of those fossil fragments.. dunno though why are fossil digs even showing up after 450.. its just the single most annoying thing abt archaeology...
  1. Bohedral's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Andaja View Post
    So as there is second video up now, anyone knows why are there 3 or 4 arcane mages or so i heard?
    Is she immune to fire/frost or what?
    You get a 100% haste buff and you regen 5% max mana every second. I'm guessing arcane gets the most benefit out of haste and due to the regen you can spam "Arcane Blast" to infinity?
  1. Katana Angel's Avatar
    ARG! And I swear I had gotten word of Empress Zoe before.


    Oh well, it's not like I won't spend the rest of eternity going for ALL of the other items, I'm sure it'll pop up again...

    Right now I'm all flustered about the 100 pieces for a cloth BoA to use at level 60 and I have all my casters above level 80... go go, RP dress? :/
  1. Dyak's Avatar
    Ahh, come on, guys. I had bought dual spec for one of my toons a week before the price dropped from 1000 gil to 100 gil. But I did not make any QQ out of it.
    On the good side, I have not started doing much archeology yet. ^_^
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    ARG! And I swear I had gotten word of Empress Zoe before.
    I got it two or thee times I guess....

    go go, RP dress? :/
    Naah its really ugly :S
  1. Skuggsmurfen's Avatar
    I love the fact that people are upset about missing out on some gold. Imo you are missing the point. Blizzard have to do this fix because they failed on Archaeology.
    It is a pointless tradeskill. Comparing it to anything else, there is no gain unless you get one of the very few artefacts some class can use. Some classes just cant get anything useful at all. And most of the people with "the perfect class" wont ever find a useful artefact.
    Even after spending 100s of hours.

    They need to fix the entire profession, they should add a lot more items / artefacts. They should add uncommons as an option. Some random "old treasure chest" containing stuff that might be useful. AND of course they should increase the prize on vendoring the artefacts.

    Mining or actually just killing random mobs for 1 hour comparing to Archaeology for 10 hours, more cash / benefits from mining/killing.
    As it is now, the only reason for taking Archaeology is to help getting some bonus exp when leveling, if you happen to have a digsite where you are doing your normal questing.
    I have done my fair share of Arc. I got 20+ on some of the commons. I have nothing to show for it, except time wasted and 50ish achievement points.... but I don't mind that really, hell I am online to chat with friends anyway. However if I knew what I know now, I would never ever spend time on the profession.
    Actually, no one that did Archaeology will do it again. And that means it needs some serious fix to get attractive again.

    More lololgold wont make a difference.

    Sorry for the advanced QQ, it is just strange that Blizzard failed so completely with this when most things they do make sense for some at least.

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