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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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This article was originally published in forum thread: Archaeology 4.0.6 Item Changes, Sinestra Video, MMO Report, Comics started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 134 Comments
  1. gamerunknown's Avatar
    Sadly no. I never liked their mentality of "If you want more Lore Buy a book".
    If you want fun stop doing archaeology or go complain on the official forums. There's nothing anyone here can do about it.
  1. Shadamehr's Avatar
    Considering the rarity of Tol'vir sites in comparison with all other sites those commons should be worth a lot more. Hopefully new artifacts will be uncovered with this patch too
  1. walexia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by heacon View Post
    GOld is way to easy to get i swim in it..please give me some massive gold sink stuffs

    alts , get many of them , your gold will disappear along with them, make twinks too that sinks alotta gold.Make em all blacksmiths too.
    You will be in the red and tasting sweet poverty before you know it .
  1. Lokiman's Avatar
    word of empress zoe.... 1000g...

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU... Sold one 2 days ago.
  1. Soundfx4's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhaide View Post
    Horrible change, I for one am THOROUGHLY pissed off, having sold over 6 (if not 10 or more) of the word of empress zoe gray... so I get a total of around a couple hundred gold from selling crap that would net me well over 10k with the patch.... this is ridiculous and punishes people who already farmed arch.

    ahhh, the first person to complain! There's always at least one! Dude, really, a lot of people have lost out on gold because of this change coming late, but guess what? The next time you find one of those empress zoe grays you get 1k gold instead of 10 gold. Just because you're kicking yourself knowing how much gold you could have made, doesn't mean it's a horrible change.
  1. Moogin's Avatar
    You all need to chill out! So what! They decided to increase values on crap. Oh boo-hoo!! The nature of the game is change, so I recommend stop whining and move on. Gold is easy to come by. And yes, I too have vendored or deleted half of these as well as most, but I'm not crying about something that really doesn't effect my game play anyway. If that were true, then I want a return on my Master or Epic flying costs before they nerfed those prices. Or even the original cost of dual-spec before that was nerfed to the ground. Whatever, doesn't matter to me, I'll keep farming for the Sword or trinket till I get them or blizz adds new digs.
  1. ZUG's Avatar
    BUFF SHAMANS... they dps as much as tanks and barely heal more than shadow priests... cant say it is player skill when these numbers come from some of the top raiders in the world (Method)... As for Paragons world first kill... they didn't even bother to bring a Shaman into the raid... comon!!!!!
  1. Rilancio's Avatar
    Rofl i think i've deleted 2 Word of Empress Zoe)
  1. cripplefight's Avatar
    The tool tip price on a lot of the items is quite a bit higher than the new price listed is this list out of date?
    On a side note thanks to all the trolls who argued, QQ'd or just felt like sharing that's 20 mins I'll never get back wading through your inane prattle.
  1. SevenGirl's Avatar
    i hate arch but i still do it
  1. Yerbury's Avatar
    Further to Cripplefight's post above, the tooltip price differs entirely from the current or projected 4.0.6 price (as listed).

    Can anyone advise which price is correct? If the tooltip price is accurate, you'll want to hold off on vendoring just about all the artifacts, as opposed to just a handful.
  1. Ferel's Avatar
    the tooltips are correct, see this (more recent) newspost: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...pon-Blue-Posts
  1. Ekunyo's Avatar
    wait, so for an example the grey ring, you sell it to vendor and get 1k gold? :O
  1. Muqetzu's Avatar
    waiting changes for item list... totally useless for enhancement shaman lvl 85 :/

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