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(Possible) Legendary Staff - Preview
A few forum threads appeared on the forums (nice work on Datamining the legendary staff!), people asked me tons of questions, it's time to try to do a preview of the legendary staff!

Disclaimer
This is not an official preview, the whole post could just be speculation going wrong. There is definitely a lot of data available and it's definitely enough to assume that this is indeed the legendary staff but unless you hear it from a blue poster, anything I post could be a giant lie.

In any case, nothing is official, nothing is final, this is just data from a test server.


Weapon Model
The staff has 3 models and we can assume that it will be upgraded through multiple quests/events like Shadowmourne. The upgraded is much more visible than with Shadowmourne and it looks like you will even add parts to your staff at some point.




Click the picture to see all 3 versions of the staff


Icons
The staff seems to have a lot of icon, hints of various stages of construction/quest.

Icon Name Icon Name
INV_Arcane_Orb INV_Flaming_Splinter
INV_Staff_Branch INV_Stave_2H_FirelandsRaid_D_03_Stage1
INV_Stave_2H_FirelandsRaid_D_03_Stage2 INV_Stave_2H_FirelandsRaid_D_03



Quests
A couple of quests added in the patch seems to be related to the staff. Most importantly, it seems that the questline is heavily tied to the Keepers of Time.




A Legendary Engagement / A Legendary Engagement
Objective - Speak to Anachronos in the Caverns of Time.
Description - I expected that I would find you here, . But then, we of the bronze flight have somewhat of an advantage when it comes to such things.

*Coridormi smiles.*

For reasons unknown to me, my master seeks audience with you. I would counsel you not to take this invitation lightly, . Anachronos seldom has cause to interact with mortals. Wisdom would dictate that you seek him out in the Caverns of Time at once.

Speak to me when you are ready and I shall personally deliver you.


A Wrinkle in Time
Objective - Speak to Anachronos in the Caverns of Time to witness the future of Azeroth.
Description - Listen carefully, , for though we are only beginning, time already grows short and the consequences of our failure are unfathomable. An event in the recent past has been obscured from my vision by the most powerful of magics. Its impact, however, has not.

If action is not taken to change the course of this timeline's future, the outcome is clear. Brace yourself, mortal, and behold the future of Azeroth.


All-Seeing Eye
Objective - Collect 25 Living Embers from Firelands and 3 Sands of Time.
Description - I perceive the questions that burn within your mind and I must confess that I share in your uncertainty... a rare position for one such as I, and a most unsettling one. As I scour time to find traces of this obscured event, you must aid me in the creation of an Eye, both to test your worthiness, and to provide an essential tool in the unraveling of this mystery.

Venture into the Plane of Fire, , and gather Living Embers. Bring them to me with Sands of Time and I will create the Eye.


On a Wing and a Prayer
Objective - Bring the Timeless Eye to Coldarra.
Description - Time well spent, mortal.

While you were struggling in the Plane of Fire, my watchers and I were able to determine where and, most importantly, when our vision was obscured. We have discovered that the shroud was placed over the Nexus, far to the north in the realm of the blue dragonflight.

I have attuned the Timeless Eye to show you the occurrences that remain hidden to us here. Go at once to Coldarra and search out a place suitable for the Eye's activation.

Travel well, friend.
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Comments 186 Comments
  1. vestergardi's Avatar
    Clearly a hunter weapon
  1. Hatyre's Avatar
    Exciting stuff. Makes me wish I played a caster as more than an alt for heroics. At any rate, the staff is gorgeously detailed. I think I like the simplest one the best, it is misleading at a distance, but stunning up close.
  1. Lupercus's Avatar
    So when does this stuff get live? not patch 4.1?? It's later on ye?
  1. Creek's Avatar
    If its a legendary Staff my guess wold be dps do to that healers got ther Legendary mace in warth and it wold not realy be fair to range spelldps to have to sit by again . so my bet is on DPS Staff .
  1. evilblade's Avatar
    so, these quests involving the staff, when he shows us ''the future of azeroth'' is this gonna be like a wrathgate kinda ingame movie scene ??
    Anyone any idea's ? and is this cutscene ( if it's a cutscene ) in the PTR data?
  1. TobiasX's Avatar
    Living Embers are not BoP.

    Guess I'm levelling my alts to 85 for heroic farming then.
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by evilblade View Post
    so, these quests involving the staff, when he shows us ''the future of azeroth'' is this gonna be like a wrathgate kinda ingame movie scene ??
    Anyone any idea's ? and is this cutscene ( if it's a cutscene ) in the PTR data?
    It will be like the current Cataclysm in-game cinematics, like the Uldum intro cinematic and Bastion of Twilight Eye cinematic and others.

    The data is in the PTR files, but it isn't something that can be viewed through datamining I don't think. I'm pretty sure the server controls the mob spawns.
  1. Meldon's Avatar
    9000 gold for the sands and 25 Living Ember ?
    This makes me think that nowadays Legendary = You've got tons of money to spend on mats .......
  1. blufire's Avatar
    Looks more like a mace or an axe ... I'm a bit disappointed.

    But I'am really looking forward to hear more about the lore around this staff ... why is the bronze flight involved in the ragnaros/deathwing fight?
    Maybe it is alos a leap into the next xpac (starring the bronze flight)
  1. Karshda's Avatar
    How would these quests tie in with War of the Ancients if the vision we are being shown is Azeroths future.

    "Listen carefully, , for though we are only beginning, time already grows short and the consequences of our failure are unfathomable. An event in the recent past has been obscured from my vision by the most powerful of magics. Its impact, however, has not.

    If action is not taken to change the course of this timeline's future, the outcome is clear. Brace yourself, mortal, and behold the future of Azeroth."
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karshda View Post
    How would these quests tie in with War of the Ancients if the vision we are being shown is Azeroths future.

    "Listen carefully, , for though we are only beginning, time already grows short and the consequences of our failure are unfathomable. An event in the recent past has been obscured from my vision by the most powerful of magics. Its impact, however, has not.

    If action is not taken to change the course of this timeline's future, the outcome is clear. Brace yourself, mortal, and behold the future of Azeroth."
    Re-read the first part of the sentence you are bolding - he's just showing what will happen if the whatever evil force (probably the Infinites) takes over the past timeline (probably War of the Ancients).

    It'll probably be a cutscene of the end of the world.
  1. Karshda's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Simca View Post
    Re-read the first part of the sentence you are bolding - he's just showing what will happen if the whatever evil force (probably the Infinites) takes over the past timeline (probably War of the Ancients).

    It'll probably be a cutscene of the end of the world.
    Oh. So basically its the future we would have to deal with if, we don't go back and change stuff in the past (WotA). Thanks you.
  1. Simca's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Karshda View Post
    Oh. So basically its the future we would have to deal with if, we don't go back and change stuff in the past (WotA). Thanks you.
    Yeah, that's my speculation at least.

    Well whenever they add the sound files for the cutscenes to the game, we'll all know for sure what these cutscenes are about.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nephyron View Post
    9000 gold for the sands and 25 Living Ember ?
    This makes me think that nowadays Legendary = You've got tons of money to spend on mats .......
    Really? People still find 9000g much? No idea yet what the embers will cost when they start droppin in 4.1, but 9000g is nothing.
    Do people actually still do dailies, crafting and grinding for their gold? Djeez.
  1. Stockli's Avatar
    Bah what a disgrace, make it a 1h tankinging weapon and then i will post good stuff
  1. Snapfreeze's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lKaosll View Post
    How do you figure that?
    Healers had a legendary in WoTLK (Ulduar), DPS casters have had nothing since Vanilla. Also the effect that distinguishes it from epics will most likely be beneficial to DPS only.
    HOPEFULLY it will be similar to something like "Chance on harmful spellcast to give you 75 additional SP, upto 10 stacks. At 10 stacks it gives the caster 750 haste for 15 seconds and consumes the stacks on SP" (very similar to what Shadowmourne did, well kinda ).
  1. Upptagen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kgreene View Post
    I'm new to this legendary stuff. What are people's thoughts on how much this thing will cost? Also, is it likely a guild currently 11/12 will be able to obtain this in reasonable time?
    No-one can tell yet, but maybe.
  1. Mauroa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snapfreeze View Post
    Healers had a legendary in WoTLK (Ulduar), DPS casters have had nothing since Vanilla. Also the effect that distinguishes it from epics will most likely be beneficial to DPS only
    Nor have ferals...here's hoping it's the same class makeup as Atiesh was!
  1. Chaya's Avatar
    9000g for a legendary shouldn't even be on discussion.. thats just simply ignorant
  1. blufire's Avatar
    I just noticed that it looks like a Naaru on a stick

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