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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.
This article was originally published in forum thread: (Possible) Legendary Staff - Preview started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 186 Comments
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by numerius View Post
    Oh no. The Eye of Eternity was merely a setback. X(
    Nah, Blizz has already come out and said that Kalecgos will be the new Aspect of Magic by the end of the expansion. I suspect this has something to do with how it will happen. Maybe we see more about what Alexstraza does with the Heart of Magic. If anyone is capable of "powerful magic" to block the vision of the Bronze Flight, it would be another Aspect.
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    So another staff 5 people out of 11 million will get. Big whoop.
  1. Rolly'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 ......."

    I know. Nothing says fun like attaching a virtual monetary value to items./s (rolls eyes) Pretty non-legendary if you ask me.
    It should be solo quest driven to a certain point then 5 man then raid.
    But that would require imagination and a little work something World of Warcraft no longer has. Not just copy and paste, change the names and/or amount a previous ex-pacs legendary quest line had.
  1. Rainei's Avatar
    Amazes me the trash you post on here lately. mmo-champion used to be such a great site, then you started datamining. Which violates the TOS. Shame blizz won't shut you down, ever since you sold out to curse, the site has gone downhill. I miss the old MMo-champion, before boub turned green.
  1. Charo's Avatar
    lol@people complaining about how expensive it will be to make the item, as if your guild wont be funneling all the living embers that drop off bosses into your staff, like we all did for people's shadowmournes (yes, random guy, you had to buy all of your's the first week rotface and festurgut were available, go figure you didn't have enough saronites drop by then!)
  1. zarbus's Avatar
    i like the head, but otherwise it looks a bit on the goofy side (big fucking surprise there, though).

    also small...


    Did legendaries ever NOT mean tons of fucking money? What the hell does THIS look like to people bitching about it: http://www.wowhead.com/item=17193
  1. Sulkar's Avatar
    This is nice!! it looks really cool. I hope that the first level of this staff is not sooo hard to optain, so a casual player could also aquire the start with some nice quests.

    Looking forward for this nice staff
  1. Spraxle's Avatar
    The head of the staff itself is interesting enough, though the extreme shortness of it makes me believe it'll look anything but legendary strapped to your back.
  1. numerius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrgnDancer View Post
    If anyone is capable of "powerful magic" to block the vision of the Bronze Flight, it would be another Aspect.
    Lending credence to the fact that Malygos didn't in fact die. It was never totally revealed what they were doing with the Ley Lines, or what Malygos was doing prior to the pull within the Eye of Eternity. I wouldn't find too odd of a stretch to find Malygos, and possibly Nozdromu, to be the ones working to alter time. Perhaps this is the whole reason for the Caverns of Time raid. Malygos is seeking to prevent the creation of the Dragon/Demon soul, and therefore save his flight. We are going to deal with the infinite dragon flight once and for all.

    Just a theory.
  1. caragenerico's Avatar
    I'm glad this Timeless Eye isn't a new gem.
  1. Xelu's Avatar
    Love it, want it... NOW!
  1. Kaneiac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rolly 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 ......."

    I know. Nothing says fun like attaching a virtual monetary value to items./s (rolls eyes) Pretty non-legendary if you ask me.
    It should be solo quest driven to a certain point then 5 man then raid.
    But that would require imagination and a little work something World of Warcraft no longer has. Not just copy and paste, change the names and/or amount a previous ex-pacs legendary quest line had.
    Because Sulfuras and Thunderfury didn't have things that could be bought, right? Hell, Sulfuras was a fucking endless pit of trade mats to make. This isn't a new trend.
  1. Abandon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by phungui View Post
    That's not a staff it's a mace, it looks like a mace. Looks absolutely nothing like a staff at all. How hard can it be to draw and model a staff?
    Clearly we should all base our decisions on a Datamined picture of a Staff which we have not actually seen in game, and which we have been told specifically by Boubouille looks short because of the angle of the screenshot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warchief94 View Post
    Decent model, shit how its being held, and it needs to be longer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.

    Also, that screenshot isn't really good, it's slightly longer than it looks. (Oh god the jokes.)
  1. Bokchoii's Avatar
    I can't wait to rock a staff on my shaman and people can't say shiiiit about it.
  1. Ronnosh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DrgnDancer View Post
    Nah, Blizz has already come out and said that Kalecgos will be the new Aspect of Magic by the end of the expansion. I suspect this has something to do with how it will happen. Maybe we see more about what Alexstraza does with the Heart of Magic. If anyone is capable of "powerful magic" to block the vision of the Bronze Flight, it would be another Aspect.
    If Alexstrasza were to have blocked the Bronze Dragonflight from being aware of death of Malygos, then it would interestingly be the catalyst could that set the Bronze 'flight on the path towards becoming the Infinite Dragonflight that is trying to alter history in the first place
  1. Horza's Avatar
    Haha, it's funny cause there was this chick at Blizzcon who asked for a legendary staff, Metzen just looked at her and said "it's on its way" or somethin like that. Now here we are.
  1. ScorchHellfire's Avatar
    One possibility is that the third stage model is just the way it looks whenever its crazy proc is triggered just like shadowmourne's swarm of souls around the player... Although the fact that the third stage has its own icon may mean that the second stage is somehow just a higher ilevel epic version than the first stage which means this one could be an even more involved of an upgrade/ construction chain than previous legendaries...
  1. Swagger's Avatar
    I think the real question is... is this staff going to be usable in Arena?

    And if so, will there be some way to compensate Shamans for the fact that they'll be losing over 13k armor from not being able to use a shield, whereas all the other staff using classes lose nothing, because offhands don't have armor.

    Perhaps just put armor on the staff for Shamans to compensate for a shield of similar gear level.
  1. lifedoom's Avatar
    as the GM and maintank of a 4/13 hc 10m guild im hoping this staff has an agility option!
    Feral power!
  1. Zabad's Avatar
    Why does everyone assume it's going to be short? Almost every single time a Staff or a Pole-arm are data-mined the models they have are shorter than when they go Live.. if only I had some pictures...

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