Darkmoon Faire Has Begun
The brand new Darkmoon Faire started today and the new games await! You can get there via the locations where the old fair used to be, right outside of Thunder Bluff and Stormwind.
The daily quests now give just 1 x Darkmoon Prize Ticket each instead of 5.
Patch 4.3 Profession Changes
We didn't plan on posting profession changes, but people are still confused about epic gems and still profiting off of Maelstrom Shatter, so it is time for another update! Patch 4.3 brought several new professions changes, including new crafted items, gems, and spells.
|Legs||Pyrium Legplates of Purified Evil||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||Unstoppable Destroyer's Legplates||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||Foundations of Courage||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrist||Soul Redeemer Bracers||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrist||Bracers of Destructive Strength||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrist||Titanguard Wristplates||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|515||Maelstrom Shatter||1x||Splits a Maelstrom Crystal into two Heavenly Shards.|
|515||Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner||6x||Sold by Dealer Jadyan. Not limited quantity|
|105||Glyph of Shadow||3x||Alters the appearance of your Shadowform.|
|Legs||Leggings of Nature's Champion||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||Deathscale Leggings||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||Bladeshadow Leggings||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||Rended Earth Leggings||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrists||Bracers of Flowing Serenity||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrists||Thundering Deathscale Wristguards||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrists||Bladeshadow Wristguards||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrists||Bracers of the Hunter-Killer||4x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||World Mender's Pants||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Legs||Lavaquake Legwraps||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrist||Dreamwraps of the Light||8x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Wrist||Bracers of Unconquered Power||5x||Dragon Soul Raid Zone|
|Chest||Black Silk Vest||5x||World Drop?|
|510||Vicious Sapphire Ring||1x||Jewelcrafting Trainer|
|510||Vicious Amberjewel Band||1x||Jewelcrafting Trainer|
|510||Vicious Ruby Signet||1x||Jewelcrafting Trainer|
|520||Vicious Sapphire Necklace||1x||Jewelcrafting Trainer|
|520||Vicious Amberjewel Pendant||1x||Jewelcrafting Trainer|
|520||Vicious Ruby Choker||1x||Jewelcrafting Trainer|
Epic GemsEpic quality gems were released in Patch 4.3 however they are not obtainable through prospecting ore this time. You can obtain them from:
- Bosses within the Dragon Soul raid.
- Mote of Darkness, which are obtained from the first 7 boss' in Dragon Soul, are used to purchase a Crystalline Geodes from Dasnurimi on the ground floor of Wyrmrest Temple within the Dragon Soul raid that reward either an uncommon, rare, or epic gem.
- Essence of Corrupted Deathwing drops from Madness of Deathwing in Dragon Soul and are used to purchase Elementium-Coated Geode from Dasnurimi on the ground floor of Wyrmrest Temple within the Dragon Soul raid which obtain either a Shadow Spinal (Purple), Lava Coral (Orange) or Queens Garnet (Red).
- Patterns are purchaseable from vendors in Orgrimmar & Stormwind. Purchasing a Tome of Burning Jewels costs 4 x Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token and rewards a random epic quality JC pattern, or you can purchase individual specific patterns for 5 x Illustrious Jewelcrafter's Token per pattern.
- Currently Jewelcrafting only gems are not being upgraded.
Archaeology leveling speed was also increased, now granting 5-9 fragments per dig. The number of fragments required to solve an artifact has also been decreased slightly. The Archy addon that we previously reviewed has been updated for 4.3 as well!
Fishing leveling speed was increased with Patch 4.3, now taking roughly half of the time to level 1-525. El of El's Anglin did the leveling and made a nice graph.
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