MMO-Champion - Archaeology - Mists of Pandaria
Mists of Pandaria Archaeology

  • You are now able to survey up to six times per digsite. This change went live with Patch 5.0.4.
  • There will be two new races to solve for, the Pandaren and the Mogu.
  • You won't want to vendor the new artifacts, as they only sell for 1g. Instead, you use them to create a Restored Artifact.
  • Restored Artifacts can be used to purchase crates that contain 5-9 fragments for the non Pandaria races, as well as two other items.
  • Occasionally an Ancient Haunt will spawn after finding artifact fragments. They rarely drop a Mogu or Pandaren keystone and always drop ~7 fragments.
  • There are some Archaeology daily quests now!
  • You can find Pristine versions of artifacts and put them on display.

Daily Quests

Level Name Rewards Money Currency Faction Rep Zone
90Fragments of the Past
Daily
19 84Order of the Cloud Serpent 125 The Arboretum
90Uncovering the Past
Daily
19 845 × Vale of Eternal Blossoms


Rare Quality Artifacts




Level Type Slot Name
384MiscellaneousTrinket Quilen Statuette
463MiscellaneousHeld In Off-hand Umbrella of Chi-Ji
463PolearmTwo Hand Spear of Xuen
1Other Anatomical Dummy


Pristine Artifacts
Pristine Artifacts are rarely gained from solving a common artifact. These items give you a quest which is turned in at the Seat of Knowledge. These quests add the artifact to your phased collection, similar to the way the Lorewalker's bookshelf works.

Turning in the quest gives you 3 x Restored Artifact and 1 x Mogu Statue Piece or Pandaren Pottery Shard.


Level Name Rewards Objective
90Pristine Monument Ledger
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Manacles of Rebellion
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Mogu Runestone
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Terracotta Arm
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Petrified Bone Whip
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Thunder King Insignia
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Edicts of the Thunder King
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Iron Amulet
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Branding Iron
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Mogu Coin
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Pandaren Tea Set
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Game Board
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Twin Stein Set
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Walking Cane
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Empty Keg
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Carved Bronze Mirror
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Gold-Inlaid Figurine
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Apothecary Tins
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Pearl of Yu'lon
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Standard of Niuzao
Put the artifact on display.
90Pristine Monument Ledger
Put the artifact on display.


Items Sold for 1x Restored Artifact

Level Type Name Required Faction Required Faction Level
1Junk Crate of Dwarven Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Draenei Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Fossil Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Night Elf Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Nerubian Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Orc Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Troll Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Crate of Vrykul Archaeology Fragments
1Junk Lorewalker's LodestoneThe LorewalkersExalted
1Junk Lorewalker's MapThe LorewalkersExalted


New Archaeology Achievements

Name Side Points Reward Category
Collector: Apothecary Tins Restore 5 Apothecary Tins.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Apothecary Tins Restore 20 Apothecary Tins.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Carved Bronze Mirrors Restore 20 Carved Bronze Mirrors.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Carved Bronze Mirrors Restore 5 Carved Bronze Mirrors.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Cracked Mogu Runestones Restore 5 Cracked Mogu Runestones.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Cracked Mogu Runestones Restore 20 Cracked Mogu Runestones.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Edicts of the Thunder King Restore 20 Edicts of the Thunder King.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Edicts of the Thunder King Restore 5 Edicts of the Thunder King.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Empty Kegs of Brewfather Xin Wo Yin Restore 20 Empty Kegs of Brewfather Xin Wo Yin.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Empty Kegs of Brewfather Xin Wo Yin Restore 5 Empty Kegs of Brewfather Xin Wo Yin.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurines Restore 5 Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurines.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurines Restore 20 Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurines.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Iron Amulets Restore 5 Iron Amulets.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Iron Amulets Restore 20 Iron Amulets.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Manacles of Rebellion Restore 20 Manacles of Rebellion.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Manacles of Rebellion Restore 5 Manacles of Rebellion.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Mogu Coins Restore 5 Mogu Coins.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Mogu Coins Restore 20 Mogu Coins.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Pandaren Game Boards Restore 20 Pandaren Game Boards.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Pandaren Game Boards Restore 5 Pandaren Game Boards.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Pandaren Tea Sets Restore 5 Pandaren Tea Sets.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Pandaren Tea Sets Restore 20 Pandaren Tea Sets.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Pearls of Yu'lon Restore 20 Pearls of Yu'lon.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Pearls of Yu'lon Restore 5 Pearls of Yu'lon.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Petrified Bone Whips Restore 5 Petrified Bone Whips.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Petrified Bone Whips Restore 20 Petrified Bone Whips.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Standards of Niuzao Restore 20 Standards of Niuzao.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Standards of Niuzao Restore 5 Standards of Niuzao.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Terracotta Arms Restore 5 Terracotta Arms.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Terracotta Arms Restore 20 Terracotta Arms.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Thunder King Insignias Restore 20 Thunder King Insignias.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Thunder King Insignias Restore 5 Thunder King Insignias.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Twin Stein Sets of Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo Restore 20 Twin Stein Sets of Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Twin Stein Sets of Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo Restore 5 Twin Stein Sets of Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Walking Canes of Brewfather Ren Yun Restore 5 Walking Canes of Brewfather Ren Yun.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Walking Canes of Brewfather Ren Yun Restore 20 Walking Canes of Brewfather Ren Yun.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Warlord's Branding Irons Restore 5 Warlord's Branding Irons.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Warlord's Branding Irons Restore 20 Warlord's Branding Irons.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Worn Monument Ledgers Restore 20 Worn Monument Ledgers.
10
Archaeology
Collector: Worn Monument Ledgers Restore 5 Worn Monument Ledgers.
10
Archaeology
Documents of a Dark History Discover the following artifacts.
10
Archaeology
Instruments of Cruelty Discover the following artifacts.
10
Archaeology
Stone Servants Discover the following artifacts.
10
Archaeology
Symbols of Strength Discover the following artifacts.
10
Archaeology
The Broken Hearted Discover the following artifacts.
10
Archaeology
The Four Celestials Discover the following artifacts of the Celestials.
10
Archaeology
The Seat of Knowledge Restore and display pristine versions of all Pandaren and Mogu artifacts.
10
Archaeology
The Three Brew Fathers Discover the following artifacts of the Three Brewfathers.
10
Archaeology
Zen Master Archaeologist Obtain 600 skill points in archaeology.
10
Archaeology


New Solves

Name Description
Pandaren Tea SetThe Pandaren have a rich history of tea. While much care is given to its brewing, the secrets to properly enjoying tea have always been equally valued. This simple tea set was made during the reign of the Mogu, and provided solace and respite to the owner during a time of great pain and tyranny. Although it is cracked and broken, it serves as a reminder to take comfort in the simple pleasures of life.
Pandaren Game BoardPandaren love games. This game in particular has been a favorite among the Pandaren since the time of the first Pandaren emperor. This is a fine example of an ancient set.
Twin Stein Set of Brewfather Quan Tou KuoA matching set of drinking steins, made of ebony and jade. Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo, "The Two-Fisted", sought to mitigate the side effects of strong drink by creating the perfect duality of brews. When imbibed together in the proper ratios, the Pale Ale of Spirit and the Dark Stout of the Mind combine in the drinker's stomach to achieve a state of enlightenment and goodwill without the loss of judgment and self-control so often experienced by less refined brews. Sadly, the Brewfather's secrets have been lost to time, but these lovingly crafted steins serve as a permanent reminder of his expertise.
Walking Cane of Brewfather Ren YunOne of many canes once used by the enigmatic Brewfather, Ren Yun. Blind since birth, Ren Yun's other senses were heightened. As a result, he found the brews of his time to be harsh or bitter. Years of experimentation allowed him to perfect four perfect brews that appealed to each of his other senses. And yet, the "one brew" that would appeal to all four senses at the same time eluded him. It was only at the end of his long life that he perfected the one master recipe, "The Four Senses Brew", that was the most magnificent discovery of his generation. Sadly the recipe was lost to time, because Ren Yun's handwriting was pretty much illegible.
Empty Keg of Brewfather Xin Wo YinThe heart-shaped spigot to this cask reveals it to be an artifact of the late great Brewfather Xin Wo Yin, "The Brokenhearted". Generations ago this renowned Brewfather created "Heartswell Brew", a concoction that infuses the drinker's entire being with a profound sense of warmth and wellbeing. It was said that Xin Wo Yin so loved the product of his art that he wept tears of heavy sorrow over every keg that left his brewery. It is likely that he wept over this very keg. Being that it's empty, you feel a little morose yourself.
Carved Bronze MirrorWhile the glass itself is long gone, the reverse of this mirror is an elaborately carved bronze disc depicting the Red Crane of Hope. An inscription reads,"To my dearest Lin / My beauty, my dove / This picture of perfection / Your reflection / My love - Yao".
Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary FigurineCommissioned at the time of the death of a loved one, figurines such as this one help the grieved overcome their loss. This statuette depicts a beautiful young Pandaren Lorewalker named Lin. The inscription indicates that she succumbed to a terrible fever that swept through the Valley of Four Winds during the short reign of the Hozen Emperor Rikktik.
Apothecary TinsA complete set of brass apothecary jars, with neatly engraved labels, meant for the storage of a complicated array of powerful medicinal herbs. Although the exact use of most of the herbs remains a mystery, a plaque on the box containing the tins identifies the physician as Yao Firmpaw, a name still associated with health and wellness in the Valley of Four Winds because of his spectacular career. Yao never married - legend has it because his heart was forever broken.
Pearl of Yu'lonEtched around the center of this orb of jade is a serpent eating its own tail. Inscriptions on either hemisphere read: 'There is but one certainty - every end marks a new beginning.' This orb, carved during the reign of Pandaren Emperor Shu Blindeye in honor of the Jade Serpent, is a representation of his rebirth into a new body every hundred years. Yu'lon still bestows wisdom and insight from his temple in the Jade Forest.
Standard of NiuzaoA spool of thick canvas that, when held aloft, unfurls to reveal a proud emblem of the Pandaren Empire. Heavy iron rings dangle from long ribbons of leather affixed along the bottom, pulling the banner taut. Stitched into each strip of leather is a reminder for the standard-bearer: "Fear seeks to diminish you. / Instead, let it reveal you."
Umbrella of Chi-JiThe delicate paper canopy of this tall bamboo umbrella has been miraculously preserved since its making some time during the lengthy Thunderpaw dynasty. The underside depicts a blanket of jet-black storm clouds, while a glorious crimson sun adorns the top. Inked in elegant calligraphy across the clouds is a short message: "Hope is the sun behind a stormy sky. / Ever in the heart, but veiled to the eye." Chi-Ji, the Red Crane, has stood as a symbol of hope for the Pandaren for centuries. His ornate and glorious temple is perched in a vicious jungle south of the Valley of the Four Winds.
Spear of XuenCrafted during the Zandalari Troll Wars, this imposing spear is surprisingly lightweight and flexible. Its lacquered wooden shaft is gouged with deep scars, though the tip appears completely unscathed. Judging by the length of this weapon and its date of origin, you presume it was a mounted weapon intended for use from the back of a flying serpent. Scratched into the weathered handle is a note: "The only opponent is yourself." Xuen, the White Tiger, is legendary for his ferocity and prowess in battle. It is at his temple, high in the mountains of Kun Lai Summit, that hopeful warriors temper their strength with discipline.
Manacles of RebellionForged of iron and imbued with spells of subjugation and pain, these manacles with inward facing spikes were forced onto the slave races of the Mogu. While the spells have long since faded, their cruelty still sends chills down your spine.
Cracked Mogu RunestoneUnlike "lesser races" that need schooling in the arts of magic, the ability was innate in the Mogu. From what is known about Mogu usage of magic, it is clear that their magic users did not fall into known categories, such as mage or warlock. Special emphasis was placed on flesh-shaping or spirit-capture magic. The strange residue of the magic that was imbued in this stone is difficult to understand by the modern races of Azeroth. Curiously, some of the markings around the rune resemble the Titan language.
Terracotta ArmWhen the Mogu had exhausted their options for enslaved mortal warriors, they turned their attention to creating armies of animated constructs to do their fighting for them. Because these terracotta warriors would sometimes sit dormant for centuries, it is hard to pinpoint exactly when this one was constructed or used. However, scoring at the base of the severed arm indicates that it was felled in combat.
Petrified Bone WhipThis whip was fashined from the spine of some large and ancient creature. The blood of many Mogu slaves were shed by this instrument of pain.
Thunder King InsigniaThe symbol of a crown and crossed lightning bolts emblazon this jade emblem. It was a badge once worn by soldiers of the first Mogu emperor, Lei Shen.
Edicts of the Thunder KingThis code of laws, written in the unified language of the first empire, has been carefully chiseled onto the stone tablet. At the top of this list is the command that sedition, insurrection and rebellion be punished by public evisceration.
Iron AmuletThis huge iron amulet weighs as much as a battle axe. Mogu warriors often wore "jewelry" such as this as a demonstration of strength.
Warlord's Branding IronThis branding iron emblazoned with the symbol of a minor Mogu warlord was used not on cattle, but on enslaved humanoids.
Mogu CoinThis currency was used during the reign of mogu emperor Wai, who is depicted in all his snarling glory. The reverse of the coin depicts the changing of Mogu dynasties, a bloody process wherein the previous regime must be overpowered and executed. In many ways, ancient Mogu government was a meritocracy, based on brutal strength and terrible cunning.
Worn Monument LedgerEven with powerful magic at their disposal, the Mogu often preferred to use slaves to build their massive monuments. This ledger documents the cost, in slaves, during the construction of one such monument.
Quilen StatuetteThis statuette, carved during the brief reign of Mogu emperor Kang, was part of an experiment to bind Quilen servants in small stones. This experiment was abandoned as the Quilen thus bound were greatly diminished in power and thus deemed unworthy.
Anatomical DummyAn anatomical dummy of a Pandaren. It was used to document torture techniques.

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