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Blackrock Foundry Opens this Week
Only Normal and Heroic Blackrock Foundry will be open this week. LFR's first wing opens in two weeks and last wing opens in seven weeks.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It won’t be long before you’ll be able to take the assault against the Iron Horde to the next level in new Raid content. To help you plan your attack, we’ve broken down the unlock schedule for Blackrock Foundry and the third Draenor world boss – Rukhmar. Will you be ready?
Those who plan to jump into the action in the Raid Finder will need a minimum item level of 635. Here's the rundown:

February 3, 2015:
  • Blackrock Foundry opens with Normal and Heroic difficulties available.
  • World boss Rukhmar becomes available in Spires of Arak.

February 10, 2015:
  • Mythic difficulty becomes available.

February 17, 2015:
  • Raid Finder Wing 1: Slagworks (Gruul, Oregorger, and The Blast Furnace) unlocks.

February 24, 2015:
  • Raid Finder Wing 2: The Black Forge (Hans’gar and Franzok, Flamebender Ka’graz, and Kromog ) unlocks.

March 10, 2015:
  • Raid Finder Wing 3: Iron Assembly (Beastlord Darmac, Operator Thogar, and The Iron Maidens) unlocks.

March 24, 2015:
  • Raid Finder Wing 4: Blackhand’s Crucible (Blackhand) unlocks.

AskMrRobot - Combat Infographics
AskMrRobot is launching a new feature just in time for Blackrock Foundry, with BRF boss infographics starting Wednesday morning. Combat Infographics give you an at a glance idea of how well you and your raid are doing at things like avoiding damage, dealing damage, healing, killing adds, and more.



Icy Veins - Blackrock Foundry Guides
Our friends over at Icy Veins are finishing up their Blackrock Foundry guides, so be sure to take a look so that you are ready to go this week.



World Boss - Rukhmar
The final world boss will begin spawning this week.



Blackrock Foundry Bosses
Normal and Heroic versions of Blackrock Foundry open this week! Check out our boss pages below for their abilities, loot, and encounter videos.







Legendary Ring Quest
The opening of Blackrock Foundry should allow you to complete Chapter III: The Foundry Falls by completing specific parts of Blackrock Foundry and collecting 900 x Elemental Rune. The Blackhand's Secret quest in the achievement still hasn't activated on live or PTR realms, so we don't know exactly what it requires or rewards yet.

Level Name Objective
100Heart of the FuryCollect a Heart of the Fury from the elemental Fury encased within the furnace of the Blackrock Foundry.
100Flamebender's TomeRetrieve the Flamebender's Tome from Flamebender Ka'graz in the Blackrock Foundry.
100Reverse PiracyAcquire the Draenic Thaumaturgical Orb from the Dread Grotto in the Blackrock Foundry.
100Might of the Elemental LordsCollect $oa Elemental Tablets. Assemble the tablets by collecting Elemental Runes from bosses in the Blackrock Foundry.

Level Type Name
710Finger Spellbound Runic Band of Elemental Invincibility
710Finger Spellbound Runic Band of Elemental Power
710Finger Spellbound Runic Band of Infinite Preservation
710Finger Spellbound Runic Band of Unrelenting Slaughter
710Finger Spellbound Runic Band of the All-Seeing Eye

Tier 17 Armor Sets Model Preview
Tier 17 sets and their bonuses are finally here!



Tier 17 Raid Finder Armor Sets Model Preview
Tier 17 Raid Finder has some special Raid Finder only sets, as the regular Tier 17 sets only drop in Normal difficulty or higher.



Blackrock Foundry Loot Table
Last but not least, you can find a preview of all the items available in Blackrock Foundry in the table below, sorted by difficulty.

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650Neck Choker of Oozing WoundsFlamebender Ka'graz
650Finger Firecaller's Scorched SealFurnace Engineer
650Trinket Stoneheart IdolKromog
650NeckMelee Sorka's Ear CollectionEnforcer Sorka
650FingerMelee Thunderlord Trainer's InsigniaDreadwing
650TrinketMelee Storage House KeyBlackhand
650NeckSpell Spirit Choker of Infinite DurabilityFranzok
650FingerSpell Spirit Lava Shock SealOperator Thogar
650TrinketSpell Spirit Captured FlickersparkFlamebender Ka'graz
650NeckPhysical DPS Spiked Foundry CollarBlackhand
650FingerPhysical DPS Eye of the GronnGruul
650TrinketPhysical DPS Blackheart Enforcer's MedallionEnforcer Sorka
650NeckSpell DPS Slag-Coated CabochonOregorger the Devourer
650FingerSpell DPS Ring of Shattered FaultsKromog
650TrinketSpell DPS Furyheart TalismanFurnace Engineer
650Off HandSpell DPS Flickering Lantern WispFurnace Engineer
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650Back Greatcloak of Insatiable HungerOregorger the Devourer
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650BackMelee Cloak of Unfulfilled PotentialGruul
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650BackSpell Spirit Dreaded WingDreadwing
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650BackPhysical DPS Deadshot LongcloakOperator Thogar
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650ClothSpell DPS Pyroclastic HoodFurnace Engineer
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650ClothSpell DPS Fresh-Face HoodFranzok
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655ClothSpell DPS Ebonflame HoodBlackhand
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650ClothSpell DPS Forgestoker's ShoulderpadsBlackhand
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650ClothSpell DPS Spaulders of Soothing FlameOperator Thogar
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655ClothSpell DPS Ebonflame SpauldersOperator Thogar
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650ClothSpell DPS Robes of Living EarthKromog
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650ClothSpell DPS Robes of Brutal TantrumsDreadwing
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655ClothSpell DPS Ebonflame RobesFlamebender Ka'graz
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650ClothSpell DPS Rockfall GirdleGruul
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650ClothSpell DPS Deckhand's CordEnforcer Sorka
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650ClothSpell DPS Incendiary LeggingsEnforcer Sorka
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650ClothSpell DPS Cave Smasher LeggingsGruul
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655ClothSpell DPS Ebonflame LeggingsFurnace Engineer
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650ClothSpell DPS Fixated TreadsFlamebender Ka'graz
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650ClothSpell DPS Treads of the Flaming MawDreadwing
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650ClothSpell DPS Chasmwalker SandalsOregorger the Devourer
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655ClothSpell DPS Ebonflame SandalsKromog
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650ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Unending ConsumptionOregorger the Devourer
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650ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Searing HeatFurnace Engineer
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650ClothSpell DPS Thundersmash GlovesKromog
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650ClothSpell DPS Grips of CauterizationOperator Thogar
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650ClothSpell DPS Flamestoker WrapsBlackhand
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655ClothSpell DPS Ebonflame GripsEnforcer Sorka
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650BackSpell DPS Scorchburn CloakFranzok
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650Leather Grapeshot HoodEnforcer Sorka
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650Leather Gaze of the Gronn KillerGruul
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655Leather Sootfur CapBlackhand
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650Leather Spaulders of Erupting IronBlackhand
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650Leather Spaulders of Tempered FuryFurnace Engineer
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655Leather Sootfur ShoulderguardsOperator Thogar
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650Leather Chestguard of Allegorical ShadowsKromog
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650Leather Blood-Binder ChestguardFranzok
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655Leather Sootfur HarnessFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Leather Barrage Blaster BeltOregorger the Devourer
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650Leather Bomb-Carrier's HarnessBlackhand
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650Leather Cinderhide BeltFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Leather Sniper's Ammo BeltOperator Thogar
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650Leather Raging Pyroclasm LeggingsFurnace Engineer
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650Leather Legguards of the Unstoppable ChargeDreadwing
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655Leather Sootfur LegwrapsFurnace Engineer
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650Leather Black Iron SpursDreadwing
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650Leather Slam JammersKromog
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655Leather Sootfur StompersKromog
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650Leather Brawler Brother's BracersFranzok
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650Leather Scorched Gauntlet LinersFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Leather Grips of Shackled PowerGruul
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650Leather Gauntlets of Flickering BladesEnforcer Sorka
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655Leather Sootfur GauntletsEnforcer Sorka
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650Mail Rockbreaker WarcapKromog
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650Mail Bombardeer's Targeting HelmEnforcer Sorka
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655Mail Ashlink CoifBlackhand
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650Mail Deathmark ShoulderguardsBlackhand
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650Mail Erupting MantleKromog
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655Mail Ashlink PauldronsOperator Thogar
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650Mail Chest of Heaving BellowsFurnace Engineer
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650Mail Spelunker's ChestguardGruul
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655Mail Ashlink HauberkFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Mail Delver's BeltGruul
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650Mail Bloodsteel WarbeltFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Mail Raider's Spikeholder BeltOperator Thogar
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650Mail Magma-Mauled LeggingsFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Mail Rylakk-Rider's LegguardsDreadwing
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650Mail Rogg's Earthen LegguardsEnforcer Sorka
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655Mail Ashlink LegguardsFurnace Engineer
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650Mail Drop KickersFranzok
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650Mail Ram-Carrier's TreadsBlackhand
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655Mail Ashlink TreadsKromog
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650Mail Beastmaster's Iron BracersDreadwing
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650Mail Bracers of SatiationOregorger the Devourer
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650Mail Roilgut GauntletsOregorger the Devourer
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650Mail Grips of the Ruptured FurnaceFurnace Engineer
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655Mail Ashlink GlovesEnforcer Sorka
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650Plate Maw of Charring BreathFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Plate Acid-Munched GreathelmOregorger the Devourer
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650Plate Vortex Plate HelmEnforcer Sorka
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655Plate Blacksteel CasqueBlackhand
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650Plate Spaulders of the Iron CrucibleBlackhand
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650Plate Elbow Drop SpauldersFranzok
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655Plate Blacksteel ShoulderplatesOperator Thogar
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650Plate Chestplate of Runed EarthKromog
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650Plate Heartsmasher ChestplateDreadwing
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655Plate Blacksteel ChestplateFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Plate Waistplate of Caustic SpittleOregorger the Devourer
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650Plate Waistplate of ObliterationOperator Thogar
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650Plate Waistplate of Soothed BeastsDreadwing
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650Plate Gunnery Sergeant's LegplatesOperator Thogar
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650Plate Ironshatter LegplatesBlackhand
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655Plate Blacksteel LegplatesFurnace Engineer
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650Plate Heel ProtectorsFranzok
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650Plate Impaler's GreatbootsEnforcer Sorka
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655Plate Blacksteel GreatbootsKromog
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650Plate Gruul's Smallest ShacklesGruul
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650Plate Reverberating BracersKromog
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650Plate Gauntlets of ElectrocutionFurnace Engineer
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650Plate Lava-Crushing GripsFlamebender Ka'graz
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655Plate Blacksteel GauntletsEnforcer Sorka
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650ShieldMelee Earthbound ShieldKromog
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650ShieldSpell DPS Steelbringer's Polished ShieldFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Two-handed AxeMelee Axe of the Stone GeyserKromog
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650GunPhysical DPS Crack-Shot LongrifleOperator Thogar
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650One-handed MacePhysical DPS Magma Monsoon MaceFlamebender Ka'graz
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650Two-handed MaceMelee Blackhand ForgehammerBlackhand
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650One-handed SwordMelee Oregorger's Venomous CanineOregorger the Devourer
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650StaffPhysical DPS Spire of Pyroclastic FlameFurnace Engineer
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650StaffSpell DPS Thogar's Imperialistic SpireOperator Thogar
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650DaggerPhysical DPS Oregorger's Blackrock ShankerOregorger the Devourer
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650DaggerSpell DPS Dagger of the Shattered CrucibleBlackhand
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650WandSpell DPS Battle Medic's WandEnforcer Sorka
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Level Type Spec Name Dropped By Model Viewer
665Junk Essence of the Iron ConquerorBlackhand
665Junk Essence of the Iron VanquisherBlackhand
665Junk Essence of the Iron ProtectorBlackhand
665Junk Essence of the Iron ConquerorBlackhand
665Junk Essence of the Iron VanquisherBlackhand
665Junk Essence of the Iron ProtectorBlackhand
665Neck Glutton's KerchiefOregorger the Devourer
665Neck Fiery Links of CourageFlamebender Ka'graz
665Neck Choker of Bestial ForceDreadwing
665Finger Razoredge Blade RingFranzok
665Finger Seal of Unquenchable FlameFlamebender Ka'graz
665Finger Stonefist BandKromog
665Finger Siege Bomber's BandOperator Thogar
665Trinket Blast Furnace DoorFurnace Engineer
665Trinket Tablet of Turnbuckle TeamworkFranzok
665Trinket Battering TalismanBlackhand
665NeckMelee Vertebrae ProtectorFranzok
665NeckMelee Thogar's Serrated ChainOperator Thogar
665FingerMelee Phosphorescent SealGruul
665FingerMelee Seal of the Savage HowlDreadwing
665TrinketMelee Vial of Convulsive ShadowsEnforcer Sorka
665TrinketMelee Forgemaster's InsigniaBlackhand
665TrinketMelee Horn of Screaming SpiritsFlamebender Ka'graz
665NeckSpell Spirit Feldspar's Control ChokerFurnace Engineer
665NeckSpell Spirit Talisman of the FomorKromog
665FingerSpell Spirit Six-Eyed BandFranzok
665FingerSpell Spirit Firemender's Smoldering SignetOperator Thogar
665TrinketSpell Spirit Elementalist's Shielding TalismanFurnace Engineer
665TrinketSpell Spirit Auto-Repairing AutoclaveBlackhand
665NeckPhysical DPS Darklight NecklaceGruul
665NeckPhysical DPS Engineer's Grounded GorgetFurnace Engineer
665FingerPhysical DPS Unexploded Explosive ShardOregorger the Devourer
665FingerPhysical DPS Cinderwolf SignetFlamebender Ka'graz
665TrinketPhysical DPS Beating Heart of the MountainKromog
665TrinketPhysical DPS Humming Blackiron TriggerBlackhand
665TrinketPhysical DPS Meaty Dragonspine TrophyGruul
665NeckSpell DPS Gruul's Lip RingGruul
665NeckSpell DPS Choker of Bloody FlameFlamebender Ka'graz
665FingerSpell DPS Epicenter LoopDreadwing
665FingerSpell DPS Uk'urogg's Corrupted SealEnforcer Sorka
665TrinketSpell DPS Darmac's Unstable TalismanDreadwing
665TrinketSpell DPS Blackiron Micro CrucibleBlackhand
665TrinketSpell DPS Ironspike Chew ToyDreadwing
665TrinketSpell DPS Goren Soul RepositoryOregorger the Devourer
665Off HandSpell DPS Caged Living OozeOregorger the Devourer
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665Off HandSpell DPS Engine-Stoker's LanternOperator Thogar
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665Back Gronn-Stitched GreatcloakGruul
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665Back Ravenous GreatcloakOregorger the Devourer
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665BackMelee Charbreath FirecloakFlamebender Ka'graz
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665BackMelee Cloak of Sanguine TerrorEnforcer Sorka
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665BackSpell Spirit Barrage Dodger CloakOregorger the Devourer
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665BackSpell Spirit Flame Infusion DrapeDreadwing
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665BackPhysical DPS Cloak of Delving SecretsKromog
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665BackPhysical DPS Drape of the Dark HuntEnforcer Sorka
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665ClothSpell DPS Flare-Eyed HoodGruul
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665ClothSpell DPS Slagbomber's HoodBlackhand
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665ClothSpell DPS Giant PumpersFranzok
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665ClothSpell DPS Earthripple ShoulderpadsKromog
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665ClothSpell DPS Eye-Catching Gilded RobeFranzok
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665ClothSpell DPS Woundsear RobesOperator Thogar
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665ClothSpell DPS Seeking Ember GirdleDreadwing
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665ClothSpell DPS Deckhand's Rope BeltEnforcer Sorka
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665ClothSpell DPS Leggings of the Molten TorrentFlamebender Ka'graz
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665ClothSpell DPS Turret Mechanic's LegwrapsEnforcer Sorka
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665ClothSpell DPS Cavedweller's ClimbersGruul
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665ClothSpell DPS Inferno Breath SandalsDreadwing
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665ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Spattered SteelFurnace Engineer
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665ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Enkindled PowerOperator Thogar
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665ClothSpell DPS Toothbreaker GripsOregorger the Devourer
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665ClothSpell DPS Stonewarper WrapsKromog
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665BackSpell DPS Runefrenzy GreatcloakKromog
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665BackSpell DPS Runescribed GronncloakGruul
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665Leather Acidic JawsOregorger the Devourer
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665Leather Sorka's Nightshade CowlEnforcer Sorka
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665Leather Flamebender's ShoulderguardsFlamebender Ka'graz
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665Leather Vest of Forceful FuryGruul
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665Leather Unrendable Wolfhide RobesDreadwing
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665Leather Girdle of Unconquered GloryFranzok
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665Leather Conductor's Multi-Pocket GirdleOperator Thogar
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665Leather Shattering Smash LeggingsBlackhand
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665Leather Furnace Tender's TreadsFurnace Engineer
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665Leather Treads of the Dark HuntEnforcer Sorka
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665Leather Bracers of Shattered StalactitesKromog
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665Leather Squire's Electroplated BracersOperator Thogar
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665Leather Cannonball Loader's GripsDreadwing
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665Mail Gronn-Skin CrownGruul
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665Mail Blast-Proof CowlFurnace Engineer
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665Mail Spaulders of Reflected StoneGruul
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665Mail Neckbreaker ShoulderguardsFranzok
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665Mail Chestguard of Unending RoarsFranzok
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665Mail Chestguard of the SiegemakerBlackhand
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665Mail Earthgrasp GirdleKromog
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665Mail Grenadier's BeltOperator Thogar
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665Mail Corrosion-Proof LegguardsOregorger the Devourer
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665Mail Legguards of the StampedeDreadwing
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665Mail Slagstomper TreadsFurnace Engineer
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665Mail Treads of Rekindled FlamesFlamebender Ka'graz
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665Mail Railwalker's Ratcheted BootsOperator Thogar
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665Mail Bracers of the Wolf's CunningDreadwing
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665Mail Bloodwhirl BracersEnforcer Sorka
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665Mail Grips of RekindlingFlamebender Ka'graz
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665Plate Lava-Dipped GreathelmFurnace Engineer
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665Plate Hardened GreathelmFranzok
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665Plate Unstable Slag ShoulderplatesOregorger the Devourer
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665Plate Overdriven SpauldersBlackhand
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665Plate Chestplate of Rolling FuryOregorger the Devourer
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665Plate Bloodsoaked Heart ProtectorEnforcer Sorka
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665Plate Ironcrusher's CollarDreadwing
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665Plate Uktar's Belt of Chiming RingsEnforcer Sorka
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665Plate Firestorm LegplatesFlamebender Ka'graz
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665Plate Sabatons of Fractal EarthKromog
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665Plate Iron Bellow SabatonsOperator Thogar
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665Plate Bracers of Martial PerfectionGruul
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665Plate Fleshmelter BracersFurnace Engineer
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665Plate Gauntlets of Dramatic BlowsFranzok
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665Plate Flamefury GauntletsFlamebender Ka'graz
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665ShieldMelee Kromog's Protecting PalmKromog
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665ShieldSpell DPS Heart of the ClefthoofDreadwing
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665One-handed AxeSpell DPS Koloch Na, the Blood FeastEnforcer Sorka
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665Two-handed AxeMelee Crescent of Living MagmaFurnace Engineer
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665GunPhysical DPS Gar'an's Brutal SpearlauncherEnforcer Sorka
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665One-handed MaceMelee Kromog's Brutal FistKromog
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665One-handed MacePhysical DPS Hans'gar's ForgehammerFranzok
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665One-handed MaceSpell DPS Franzok's HeadsmasherFranzok
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665Two-handed MaceMelee The Black HandBlackhand
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665PolearmMelee Thogar's Control RodOperator Thogar
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665PolearmPhysical DPS Tal'rak, Bloody Skull of the ThunderlordsDreadwing
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665One-handed SwordMelee Taner's Terrible SpineGruul
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665One-handed SwordPhysical DPS Iron Soldier's SaberBlackhand
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665One-handed SwordSpell DPS Fang of the EarthKromog
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665Two-handed SwordMelee Ka'graz's Burning BladeFlamebender Ka'graz
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665StaffPhysical DPS Head-Lopper SkullscytheOregorger the Devourer
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665StaffSpell DPS Inferno-Flame StaffGruul
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665StaffSpell DPS Blackhand DoomstaffBlackhand
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665Fist WeaponPhysical DPS Sorka's ChainfistEnforcer Sorka
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665DaggerPhysical DPS Oregorger's Acid-Etched GutripperOregorger the Devourer
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665DaggerPhysical DPS Molten Edge EvisceratorFlamebender Ka'graz
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665DaggerSpell DPS Dagger of Blazing RadianceFlamebender Ka'graz
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665CrossbowPhysical DPS Mouth of The FuryFurnace Engineer
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680Junk Essence of the Iron ConquerorBlackhand
680Junk Essence of the Iron VanquisherBlackhand
680Junk Essence of the Iron ProtectorBlackhand
680Junk Essence of the Iron ConquerorBlackhand
680Junk Essence of the Iron VanquisherBlackhand
680Junk Essence of the Iron ProtectorBlackhand
680Neck Glutton's KerchiefOregorger the Devourer
680Neck Fiery Links of CourageFlamebender Ka'graz
680Neck Choker of Bestial ForceDreadwing
680Finger Razoredge Blade RingFranzok
680Finger Seal of Unquenchable FlameFlamebender Ka'graz
680Finger Stonefist BandKromog
680Finger Siege Bomber's BandOperator Thogar
680Trinket Blast Furnace DoorFurnace Engineer
680Trinket Tablet of Turnbuckle TeamworkFranzok
680Trinket Battering TalismanBlackhand
680NeckMelee Vertebrae ProtectorFranzok
680NeckMelee Thogar's Serrated ChainOperator Thogar
680FingerMelee Phosphorescent SealGruul
680FingerMelee Seal of the Savage HowlDreadwing
680TrinketMelee Vial of Convulsive ShadowsEnforcer Sorka
680TrinketMelee Forgemaster's InsigniaBlackhand
680TrinketMelee Horn of Screaming SpiritsFlamebender Ka'graz
680NeckSpell Spirit Feldspar's Control ChokerFurnace Engineer
680NeckSpell Spirit Talisman of the FomorKromog
680FingerSpell Spirit Six-Eyed BandFranzok
680FingerSpell Spirit Firemender's Smoldering SignetOperator Thogar
680TrinketSpell Spirit Elementalist's Shielding TalismanFurnace Engineer
680TrinketSpell Spirit Auto-Repairing AutoclaveBlackhand
680NeckPhysical DPS Darklight NecklaceGruul
680NeckPhysical DPS Engineer's Grounded GorgetFurnace Engineer
680FingerPhysical DPS Unexploded Explosive ShardOregorger the Devourer
680FingerPhysical DPS Cinderwolf SignetFlamebender Ka'graz
680TrinketPhysical DPS Beating Heart of the MountainKromog
680TrinketPhysical DPS Humming Blackiron TriggerBlackhand
680TrinketPhysical DPS Meaty Dragonspine TrophyGruul
680NeckSpell DPS Gruul's Lip RingGruul
680NeckSpell DPS Choker of Bloody FlameFlamebender Ka'graz
680FingerSpell DPS Epicenter LoopDreadwing
680FingerSpell DPS Uk'urogg's Corrupted SealEnforcer Sorka
680TrinketSpell DPS Darmac's Unstable TalismanDreadwing
680TrinketSpell DPS Blackiron Micro CrucibleBlackhand
680TrinketSpell DPS Ironspike Chew ToyDreadwing
680TrinketSpell DPS Goren Soul RepositoryOregorger the Devourer
680Off HandSpell DPS Caged Living OozeOregorger the Devourer
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680Off HandSpell DPS Engine-Stoker's LanternOperator Thogar
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680Back Gronn-Stitched GreatcloakGruul
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680Back Ravenous GreatcloakOregorger the Devourer
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680BackMelee Charbreath FirecloakFlamebender Ka'graz
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680BackMelee Cloak of Sanguine TerrorEnforcer Sorka
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680BackSpell Spirit Barrage Dodger CloakOregorger the Devourer
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680BackSpell Spirit Flame Infusion DrapeDreadwing
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680BackPhysical DPS Cloak of Delving SecretsKromog
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680BackPhysical DPS Drape of the Dark HuntEnforcer Sorka
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680ClothSpell DPS Flare-Eyed HoodGruul
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680ClothSpell DPS Slagbomber's HoodBlackhand
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680ClothSpell DPS Giant PumpersFranzok
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680ClothSpell DPS Earthripple ShoulderpadsKromog
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680ClothSpell DPS Eye-Catching Gilded RobeFranzok
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680ClothSpell DPS Woundsear RobesOperator Thogar
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680ClothSpell DPS Seeking Ember GirdleDreadwing
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680ClothSpell DPS Deckhand's Rope BeltEnforcer Sorka
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680ClothSpell DPS Leggings of the Molten TorrentFlamebender Ka'graz
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680ClothSpell DPS Turret Mechanic's LegwrapsEnforcer Sorka
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680ClothSpell DPS Cavedweller's ClimbersGruul
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680ClothSpell DPS Inferno Breath SandalsDreadwing
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680ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Spattered SteelFurnace Engineer
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680ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Enkindled PowerOperator Thogar
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680ClothSpell DPS Toothbreaker GripsOregorger the Devourer
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680ClothSpell DPS Stonewarper WrapsKromog
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680BackSpell DPS Runefrenzy GreatcloakKromog
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680BackSpell DPS Runescribed GronncloakGruul
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680Leather Acidic JawsOregorger the Devourer
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680Leather Sorka's Nightshade CowlEnforcer Sorka
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680Leather Flamebender's ShoulderguardsFlamebender Ka'graz
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680Leather Vest of Forceful FuryGruul
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680Leather Unrendable Wolfhide RobesDreadwing
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680Leather Girdle of Unconquered GloryFranzok
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680Leather Conductor's Multi-Pocket GirdleOperator Thogar
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680Leather Shattering Smash LeggingsBlackhand
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680Leather Furnace Tender's TreadsFurnace Engineer
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680Leather Treads of the Dark HuntEnforcer Sorka
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680Leather Bracers of Shattered StalactitesKromog
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680Leather Squire's Electroplated BracersOperator Thogar
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680Leather Cannonball Loader's GripsDreadwing
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680Mail Gronn-Skin CrownGruul
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680Mail Blast-Proof CowlFurnace Engineer
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680Mail Spaulders of Reflected StoneGruul
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680Mail Neckbreaker ShoulderguardsFranzok
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680Mail Chestguard of Unending RoarsFranzok
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680Mail Chestguard of the SiegemakerBlackhand
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680Mail Earthgrasp GirdleKromog
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680Mail Grenadier's BeltOperator Thogar
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680Mail Corrosion-Proof LegguardsOregorger the Devourer
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680Mail Legguards of the StampedeDreadwing
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680Mail Slagstomper TreadsFurnace Engineer
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680Mail Treads of Rekindled FlamesFlamebender Ka'graz
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680Mail Railwalker's Ratcheted BootsOperator Thogar
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680Mail Bracers of the Wolf's CunningDreadwing
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680Mail Bloodwhirl BracersEnforcer Sorka
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680Mail Grips of RekindlingFlamebender Ka'graz
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680Plate Lava-Dipped GreathelmFurnace Engineer
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680Plate Hardened GreathelmFranzok
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680Plate Unstable Slag ShoulderplatesOregorger the Devourer
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680Plate Overdriven SpauldersBlackhand
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680Plate Chestplate of Rolling FuryOregorger the Devourer
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680Plate Bloodsoaked Heart ProtectorEnforcer Sorka
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680Plate Ironcrusher's CollarDreadwing
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680Plate Uktar's Belt of Chiming RingsEnforcer Sorka
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680Plate Firestorm LegplatesFlamebender Ka'graz
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680Plate Sabatons of Fractal EarthKromog
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680Plate Iron Bellow SabatonsOperator Thogar
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680Plate Bracers of Martial PerfectionGruul
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680Plate Fleshmelter BracersFurnace Engineer
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680Plate Gauntlets of Dramatic BlowsFranzok
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680Plate Flamefury GauntletsFlamebender Ka'graz
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680ShieldMelee Kromog's Protecting PalmKromog
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680ShieldSpell DPS Heart of the ClefthoofDreadwing
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680One-handed AxeSpell DPS Koloch Na, the Blood FeastEnforcer Sorka
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680Two-handed AxeMelee Crescent of Living MagmaFurnace Engineer
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680GunPhysical DPS Gar'an's Brutal SpearlauncherEnforcer Sorka
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680One-handed MaceMelee Kromog's Brutal FistKromog
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680One-handed MacePhysical DPS Hans'gar's ForgehammerFranzok
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680One-handed MaceSpell DPS Franzok's HeadsmasherFranzok
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680Two-handed MaceMelee The Black HandBlackhand
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680PolearmMelee Thogar's Control RodOperator Thogar
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680PolearmPhysical DPS Tal'rak, Bloody Skull of the ThunderlordsDreadwing
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680One-handed SwordMelee Taner's Terrible SpineGruul
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680One-handed SwordPhysical DPS Iron Soldier's SaberBlackhand
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680One-handed SwordSpell DPS Fang of the EarthKromog
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680Two-handed SwordMelee Ka'graz's Burning BladeFlamebender Ka'graz
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680StaffPhysical DPS Head-Lopper SkullscytheOregorger the Devourer
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680StaffSpell DPS Inferno-Flame StaffGruul
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680StaffSpell DPS Blackhand DoomstaffBlackhand
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680Fist WeaponPhysical DPS Sorka's ChainfistEnforcer Sorka
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680DaggerPhysical DPS Oregorger's Acid-Etched GutripperOregorger the Devourer
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680DaggerPhysical DPS Molten Edge EvisceratorFlamebender Ka'graz
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680DaggerSpell DPS Dagger of Blazing RadianceFlamebender Ka'graz
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680CrossbowPhysical DPS Mouth of The FuryFurnace Engineer
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695Junk Essence of the Iron ConquerorBlackhand
695Junk Essence of the Iron VanquisherBlackhand
695Junk Essence of the Iron ProtectorBlackhand
695Junk Essence of the Iron ConquerorBlackhand
695Junk Essence of the Iron VanquisherBlackhand
695Junk Essence of the Iron ProtectorBlackhand
695Neck Glutton's KerchiefOregorger the Devourer
695Neck Fiery Links of CourageFlamebender Ka'graz
695Neck Choker of Bestial ForceDreadwing
695Finger Razoredge Blade RingFranzok
695Finger Seal of Unquenchable FlameFlamebender Ka'graz
695Finger Stonefist BandKromog
695Finger Siege Bomber's BandOperator Thogar
695Trinket Blast Furnace DoorFurnace Engineer
695Trinket Tablet of Turnbuckle TeamworkFranzok
695Trinket Battering TalismanBlackhand
695NeckMelee Vertebrae ProtectorFranzok
695NeckMelee Thogar's Serrated ChainOperator Thogar
695FingerMelee Phosphorescent SealGruul
695FingerMelee Seal of the Savage HowlDreadwing
695TrinketMelee Vial of Convulsive ShadowsEnforcer Sorka
695TrinketMelee Forgemaster's InsigniaBlackhand
695TrinketMelee Horn of Screaming SpiritsFlamebender Ka'graz
695NeckSpell Spirit Feldspar's Control ChokerFurnace Engineer
695NeckSpell Spirit Talisman of the FomorKromog
695FingerSpell Spirit Six-Eyed BandFranzok
695FingerSpell Spirit Firemender's Smoldering SignetOperator Thogar
695TrinketSpell Spirit Elementalist's Shielding TalismanFurnace Engineer
695TrinketSpell Spirit Auto-Repairing AutoclaveBlackhand
695NeckPhysical DPS Darklight NecklaceGruul
695NeckPhysical DPS Engineer's Grounded GorgetFurnace Engineer
695FingerPhysical DPS Unexploded Explosive ShardOregorger the Devourer
695FingerPhysical DPS Cinderwolf SignetFlamebender Ka'graz
695TrinketPhysical DPS Beating Heart of the MountainKromog
695TrinketPhysical DPS Humming Blackiron TriggerBlackhand
695TrinketPhysical DPS Meaty Dragonspine TrophyGruul
695NeckSpell DPS Gruul's Lip RingGruul
695NeckSpell DPS Choker of Bloody FlameFlamebender Ka'graz
695FingerSpell DPS Epicenter LoopDreadwing
695FingerSpell DPS Uk'urogg's Corrupted SealEnforcer Sorka
695TrinketSpell DPS Darmac's Unstable TalismanDreadwing
695TrinketSpell DPS Blackiron Micro CrucibleBlackhand
695TrinketSpell DPS Ironspike Chew ToyDreadwing
695TrinketSpell DPS Goren Soul RepositoryOregorger the Devourer
695Off HandSpell DPS Caged Living OozeOregorger the Devourer
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695Off HandSpell DPS Engine-Stoker's LanternOperator Thogar
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695Back Gronn-Stitched GreatcloakGruul
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695Back Ravenous GreatcloakOregorger the Devourer
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695BackMelee Charbreath FirecloakFlamebender Ka'graz
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695BackMelee Cloak of Sanguine TerrorEnforcer Sorka
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695BackSpell Spirit Barrage Dodger CloakOregorger the Devourer
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695BackSpell Spirit Flame Infusion DrapeDreadwing
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695BackPhysical DPS Cloak of Delving SecretsKromog
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695BackPhysical DPS Drape of the Dark HuntEnforcer Sorka
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695ClothSpell DPS Flare-Eyed HoodGruul
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695ClothSpell DPS Slagbomber's HoodBlackhand
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695ClothSpell DPS Giant PumpersFranzok
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695ClothSpell DPS Earthripple ShoulderpadsKromog
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695ClothSpell DPS Eye-Catching Gilded RobeFranzok
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695ClothSpell DPS Woundsear RobesOperator Thogar
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695ClothSpell DPS Seeking Ember GirdleDreadwing
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695ClothSpell DPS Deckhand's Rope BeltEnforcer Sorka
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695ClothSpell DPS Leggings of the Molten TorrentFlamebender Ka'graz
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695ClothSpell DPS Turret Mechanic's LegwrapsEnforcer Sorka
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695ClothSpell DPS Cavedweller's ClimbersGruul
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695ClothSpell DPS Inferno Breath SandalsDreadwing
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695ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Spattered SteelFurnace Engineer
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695ClothSpell DPS Bracers of Enkindled PowerOperator Thogar
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695ClothSpell DPS Toothbreaker GripsOregorger the Devourer
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695ClothSpell DPS Stonewarper WrapsKromog
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695BackSpell DPS Runefrenzy GreatcloakKromog
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695BackSpell DPS Runescribed GronncloakGruul
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695Leather Acidic JawsOregorger the Devourer
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695Leather Sorka's Nightshade CowlEnforcer Sorka
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695Leather Flamebender's ShoulderguardsFlamebender Ka'graz
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695Leather Vest of Forceful FuryGruul
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695Leather Unrendable Wolfhide RobesDreadwing
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695Leather Girdle of Unconquered GloryFranzok
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695Leather Conductor's Multi-Pocket GirdleOperator Thogar
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695Leather Shattering Smash LeggingsBlackhand
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695Leather Furnace Tender's TreadsFurnace Engineer
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695Leather Treads of the Dark HuntEnforcer Sorka
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695Leather Bracers of Shattered StalactitesKromog
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695Leather Squire's Electroplated BracersOperator Thogar
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695Leather Cannonball Loader's GripsDreadwing
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695Mail Gronn-Skin CrownGruul
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695Mail Blast-Proof CowlFurnace Engineer
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695Mail Spaulders of Reflected StoneGruul
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695Mail Neckbreaker ShoulderguardsFranzok
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695Mail Chestguard of Unending RoarsFranzok
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695Mail Chestguard of the SiegemakerBlackhand
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695Mail Earthgrasp GirdleKromog
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695Mail Grenadier's BeltOperator Thogar
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695Mail Corrosion-Proof LegguardsOregorger the Devourer
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695Mail Legguards of the StampedeDreadwing
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695Mail Slagstomper TreadsFurnace Engineer
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695Mail Treads of Rekindled FlamesFlamebender Ka'graz
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695Mail Railwalker's Ratcheted BootsOperator Thogar
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695Mail Bracers of the Wolf's CunningDreadwing
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695Mail Bloodwhirl BracersEnforcer Sorka
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695Mail Grips of RekindlingFlamebender Ka'graz
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695Plate Lava-Dipped GreathelmFurnace Engineer
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695Plate Hardened GreathelmFranzok
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695Plate Unstable Slag ShoulderplatesOregorger the Devourer
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695Plate Overdriven SpauldersBlackhand
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695Plate Chestplate of Rolling FuryOregorger the Devourer
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695Plate Bloodsoaked Heart ProtectorEnforcer Sorka
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695Plate Ironcrusher's CollarDreadwing
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695Plate Uktar's Belt of Chiming RingsEnforcer Sorka
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695Plate Firestorm LegplatesFlamebender Ka'graz
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695Plate Sabatons of Fractal EarthKromog
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695Plate Iron Bellow SabatonsOperator Thogar
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695Plate Bracers of Martial PerfectionGruul
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695Plate Fleshmelter BracersFurnace Engineer
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695Plate Gauntlets of Dramatic BlowsFranzok
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695Plate Flamefury GauntletsFlamebender Ka'graz
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695ShieldMelee Kromog's Protecting PalmKromog
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695ShieldSpell DPS Heart of the ClefthoofDreadwing
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695One-handed AxeSpell DPS Koloch Na, the Blood FeastEnforcer Sorka
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695Two-handed AxeMelee Crescent of Living MagmaFurnace Engineer
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695GunPhysical DPS Gar'an's Brutal SpearlauncherEnforcer Sorka
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695One-handed MaceMelee Kromog's Brutal FistKromog
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695One-handed MacePhysical DPS Hans'gar's ForgehammerFranzok
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695One-handed MaceSpell DPS Franzok's HeadsmasherFranzok
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695Two-handed MaceMelee The Black HandBlackhand
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695PolearmMelee Thogar's Control RodOperator Thogar
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695PolearmPhysical DPS Tal'rak, Bloody Skull of the ThunderlordsDreadwing
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695One-handed SwordMelee Taner's Terrible SpineGruul
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695One-handed SwordPhysical DPS Iron Soldier's SaberBlackhand
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695One-handed SwordSpell DPS Fang of the EarthKromog
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695Two-handed SwordMelee Ka'graz's Burning BladeFlamebender Ka'graz
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695StaffPhysical DPS Head-Lopper SkullscytheOregorger the Devourer
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695StaffSpell DPS Inferno-Flame StaffGruul
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695StaffSpell DPS Blackhand DoomstaffBlackhand
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695Fist WeaponPhysical DPS Sorka's ChainfistEnforcer Sorka
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695DaggerPhysical DPS Oregorger's Acid-Etched GutripperOregorger the Devourer
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695DaggerPhysical DPS Molten Edge EvisceratorFlamebender Ka'graz
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695DaggerSpell DPS Dagger of Blazing RadianceFlamebender Ka'graz
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695CrossbowPhysical DPS Mouth of The FuryFurnace Engineer
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by Published on 2015-01-31 07:31 AM

Season 2 Start, Update to 4-Piece Sets, Carnevil Build Tip, Fire Raekor's Barb

Patch 7628 is now LIVE!, The Pinnacle II - Stream & Tournament Details

Dustin Browder - Heroes Interview Recap, Upcoming Shop Sales, Epic Plays of the Week #15

Patch 6.1 PTR - Trader NPCs
Patch 6.1 adds some new trader NPCs that randomly spawn in your Town Hall. They have a daily quest that allows you to turn in ore, herbs, Raw Beast Hide, Draenic Dust, or Sumptuous Fur for Primal Spirit and other crafting reagents. These are mostly daily quests and are all flagged as Engineering quests in the database, but they are completable by everyone currently.

These Traders also sell the new recipes added in Patch 6.1, as well as Primal Spirit, for 5 x Raw Material each (Hides, Fur, Ore, Herbs, and Dust). Keep in mind that this means the things Primal Spirit can be exchanged for will likely drop in price, including Savage Blood and crafted gear.


Level Name Rewards
A Bit of Ore
Daily
More Ore
Daily
Pick one:
Lots of Ore
Pick one:
Raw Beast Hides
Daily
Raw Beast Hides
Daily
Pick one:
Some Dust
Daily
Some Dust
Daily
Pick one:
Some Dust
Pick one:
Sumptuous Fur
Daily
Herbs Galore
Daily


Patch 6.1 PTR - Reputation Mount Prices
Forum readers may have seen that the latest PTR build significantly increased reputation mount prices. It turns out that this is a bug!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
For people that don't know the prices for the rep mounts are going up substantially from 5k to around 40k / 50k. I find this change very unreasonable and not needed. Hopefully this isn't intentional, but right now would be the best time to provide feedback on this change.
The change to gold costs for certain mounts currently on the 6.1 PTR isn't intentional. The modified gold cost was part of a change that's still in currently progress to make the mounts/items vendor refundable for gold. Once those changes have been fully implemented, the gold costs should return back to its current levels on the live realms.

TL;DR, there are currently no plans to change the cost of the mounts in question when patch 6.1 goes live.

Patch 6.1 PTR - Slagworks (Raid Finder) Open This Weekend
Originally Posted by Watcher (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Slagworks wing of Blackrock Foundry (Oregorger, Gruul, and the Blast Furnace encounter) is open over the weekend on the PTR. Please use this thread to discuss and provide feedback.

World of Warcraft Bots
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There's a lot of threads on this topic in here, but this one had the most entertaining premise, so this is where I'll say this.

We wage a constant battle against bots. Blizzard has an entire department devoted to tracking down bots, hacks, and the like, and punishing those who make use of them. In fact, if/when you have something to report, you can email that team directly at hacks@blizzard.com. They'd absolutely love to hear from you.

That goes for more than just bots, as well. Exploits, cheats, hacks -- any such behavior you see, send our Hacks team an email. Any evidence you can put together is great as well, video in particular. Toss something up on Youtube (can be unlisted) and send us the link. Make sure character names and realms are included. Getting in-game reports of bad behavior is good, but it's even better to have hard evidence of said behavior.

We probably can't completely wipe bots from existence. We sure as hell try, but the fight continues. We can, however, punish as many of those who use them as we can catch. And the more we catch, the better our ability to detect them gets.

And seriously, if you catch someone in the act, email hacks@blizzard.com.

(Also, juuuuust to be clear, we did not "create bots to speed up the BG queue process." That's silly.)

People are told SS/videos are not enough proof.
We won't outright ban someone out of the blue based on one screenshot. But typically, players that are using these sorts of obvious exploits have several reports against them as well. It's often difficult for us to catch those players in the act, so seeing visual evidence really helps. Videos also help us learn more about how a hack or exploit operates, so we can know what we're looking for in the future.

In short, screenshots and videos aren't enough proof on their own, but they certainly help us pull the trigger.

If an individual cheating or exploiting, and we record videos or take screenshots. They "cannot be used as evidence". Many years ago (2 at least) I stumbled upon a thread with two blue posts backing up that screenshots and videos cannot be used as legitimate evidence since they can be easily be modified.

Can you please; confirm or deny is this is still true in 2015? Regardless of PvE or PvP. I do understand calling out individuals on the forum is against the CoC/ToS however; if one were to properly follow through with a proper report, could said images and videos be used against the accused party? Or do we only give you guys our word and from there you do your investigation?

I've only been at Blizzard just shy of 2 years, so I'm not sure what the policy was before I got here. I just know what it is now, which is what I said above.

Calling out individuals publicly on the forums (aka "naming and shaming") is against the ToS largely to protect innocent players from harassment. As you can imagine, there are a lot of false reports. We'd hate for someone to be subjected to harassment in-game because some troll is pretty good with Photoshop, for example. It also helps us fight back against the bots if the surly individuals who create them are less aware of the exact evidence we're given.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Any plans on adding new odd pets for hunters to tame in 6.1? thanks in advance.
Anything in 6.0 that you can't tame that you want to tame? (Muffinus)

PvP
What class/spec do you play and what is your 3s experience?
I never answer this as it would only become a distraction to actual feedback. "X is good/bad because you do/don't play it" (holinka)
But I really try to play as many as I can time permitting. (holinka)

Have you played any 3s arena games recently, or any arena recently? Are you aware of the state of the game? Comments on scabbard?
I play arena and RBG regularly. They have always been my favorite part of the game. (holinka)

Trap Launcher indicator wasn't updated to recent changes?
Requires a client patch to fix. Will be correct in 6.1 (holinka)

Hey what do you think about having dampening start at the beginning of a match in 2v2? It's one of my key annoying issues right now
if both teams have a healer, it does start immediately. (holinka)

I hope you don't consider Ashran a failure. For all its flaws (which can be fixed!), it's the best wPvP in WoW yet. Thank you.
Thanks. We consider the queueing system a failure, which we intend on fixing.in 6.1. A lot of aggravation starts there. (holinka)

Poll - Patch Feature Usage
Which of these features are you using or planning to use? We recently showed off the Twitter Integration / Selifes and some of you may remember Patch 2.2 - Voice Chat.

Keep in mind that these poll results are definitely not representative of the game's overall population and MMOC users are likely not the target audience for Twitter integration.



FinalBoss #68 - Restoration Shaman
If you missed FinalBoss this week, you missed some Resto Shaman discussion! This Sunday at 4 PM EST is Balance Druids.



Heroes of the Storm Beta Key Giveaway
Our friends at HeroesNexus are giving away Heroes beta keys!

by Published on 2015-01-30 02:27 AM

January 28th Hotfixes, Legacy Gear 0Dogs, T6 Rift Speed Clear, 2.1.2 Lightning DH

Patch 7628 is now LIVE!, The Pinnacle II - Stream & Tournament Details

Beta Key Giveaway, Town Hall Heroes #48: Cloud9's RawJar, eSports, and the Meta

Patch 6.1 - Twitter Integration
The latest PTR build activated Twitter integration. You can tweet screenshots, achievements, items, or whatever is on your mind. There is a small delay after sending a tweet before it is really sent and the system currently doesn't take clear achievement screenshots. You can see how the tweets below turned out here.



Patch 6.1 PTR Patch Notes Update - Jan 29
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Garrison Followers
    • Garrison Followers may now be upgraded to item level 675.
  • Garrison Buildings
    • Salvage Yard
      • Follower Weaponry and Armor Set tokens (War Ravaged, Blackrock, Goredrenched) no longer drops from salvage. Weapon and Armor enhancement tokens that can upgrade a Follower's weapon or armor item levels will continue to have a chance to drop from Salvage Crates.
    • Trading Post
      • Players trading Garrison Resources for tradeskill materials can now shift-click to specify the amount of items they want to purchase.
      • Trading Post Parts that drop in Ashran now have a chance to drop from all creatures and NPCs that drop Artifact Fragments, with an increased drop chance based on the quality of the creature or NPCs.

Itemization
  • All rings, neck, cloak, and trinket items that can be acquired in Nagrand (A level 98+ zone) or later should now be better suited for the character's loot specialization. This means tanks should no longer receive items with no bonus Armor and healers should no longer receive items with no Spirit from quests or Personal loot mode for those item slots.

Class Changes
Talent Balance

Classes

Quests
  • Players in a raid group will once again no longer be eligible for quest credit, except for specially-designated Raid quests. We are continuing to explore ways of allowing players who want to engage in solo or small-group questing while in a raid group (for example, while waiting for a Highmaul raid to form, or in a Rated Battleground queue), without also allowing raid groups to trivially complete quests that were never designed with groups of that size in mind.
  • Legendary Ring Quest Line
    • Characters can now select the version of the ring they want to receive when completing a step of the Legendary Ring Quest Line that provides an upgrade.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Khadgar has decided to dismiss his remarkably realistic mirror images from capital cities across the land. Adventurers answering his summons and seeking to enter Draenor may once again only find him near the Dark Portal in Blasted Lands.

PvP
  • Flask of Conquest has been added as a potential drop from Strongboxes awarded at the end of a Rated Battleground match. The flask increases Conquest Point gains from Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds by 25% for 2 hours and the effect persists through death. The flask does not affect the character's Conquest cap and the drop chance is in addition to the existing chance for Strongboxes to contain Conquest Points.

Professions
  • Fishing
    • Fishing vendors on Draenor now sell a consumable item that enables automatic filleting of fish caught in Draenor. Fish caught in Draenor are now automatically filleted.
    • Draenor fishing bait now lasts for 10 minutes (up from 5 minutes) to match the duration of fishing lures. and needs to be used within 15 minutes of being caught or it'll spoil.

Items
  • Toybox
  • Moroes' Famous Polish now has a 30-minute cooldown (up from 10 minutes) to keep it consistent with our transformation cooldowns.

UI
  • New Colorblind Options
    • Players can now access a new suite of colorblind filter options under Accessibility settings in the Interface menu.
  • Premade Group leaders can now automatically accept applicants via a new "Auto Accept" checkbox after the group has been listed.
  • Improved the ordering for categories in the currency tab.
  • Popup notifications such as those for completing an achievement or receiving a reward after a Battleground match can now be dismissed by right-clicking on it.
  • Added an "Ignore this bag" option to Profession bags for bag clean up.
  • All multi-page windows now supports mousewheel scrolling.

Blackrock Foundry Testing (Jan. 30)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Tomorrow, we will be testing two Blackrock Foundry Mythic encounters: Gruul and Hans'gar/Franzok. After testing of those two encounters concludes, we will open up the Slagworks wing in Raid Finder over the weekend. That should conclude our 6.1 Foundry testing - the raid zone is a 6.0.3 feature and will be opening on live servers next week, but testing it in the 6.1 PTR allows us to get some useful tuning data and gets players onto the PTR to test other features as well as the overall stability of the 6.1 patch.

As always given the nature of PTR, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt the testing. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Mythic difficulty is designed for a fixed-size 20-player group. All participants must be from the same PTR server.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers, for roughly an hour or so.

Friday, January 30
  • Gruul - Mythic Foundry - 13:30 PST (16:30 EST, 22:30 CET)
  • Hans'gar & Franzok - Mythic Foundry - 15:00 PST (18:00 EST, 24:00 CET)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, fire, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19551
Build 19551 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

New Item

Level Type Name
100Consumable Gaiju Pearl

Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Draenor
Quests
  • King of the Monsters Defeat each of the following creatures while evolved in the Lost Veil Anzu.10 points.
  • Monster Mash Successfully complete both of the following evolutions within the Lost Veil Anzu:10 points.

Invasions
Garrisons
  • Master and Commander Summon and defeat the following bosses in your Garrison. 10 points. Defeat all of the summonable Garrison raid bosses. 10 points.



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Item Set Bonuses

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Tiger Palm Damage dealt increased by roughly 66.7%.

Talents

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Protection

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Perks

Enhancement
  • Maelstrom Weapon: Instead of reducing cast time by 20% per stack, now reduces cast time and mana cost by 20% per stack.

Major Glyphs

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Blast Wave The caster produces an intense wave of heat that travels outward, inflicting 100,000 140,000 Fire damage to all targets in the area. Volcanic Bombs hit by the wave are destroyed; but provide protection from the blast. 100 yd range. 4 sec cast. 3 sec cooldown.
  • Reaping Whirl Whirl around, causing enemies to bleed for 20,000 14,000 Physical damage every 1 sec, for 20 sec. Stacks. 3 sec cast.
by Published on 2015-01-28 07:58 PM

New Mount Preview - Coming Soon
Blizzard posted a preview of an upcoming mount on their social media accounts this morning, with the line "Here, Kitty Kitty...".

Patch 6.1 added a few new mount spells, with all of the others than Mount being for the Chauffer heirloom mount.

by Published on 2015-01-28 04:14 AM

Patch 6.1 PTR - Build 19533

End of Season Preview, No Planned PvP Improvements, Furnace vs Alternative

Hearthstone Patch 7628 - Lunar New Year, Undertaker Nerfed, Maraad Card Back

Hero Rotation Update, Lunar Festival Skins, Mount, and Bundles Now Available

Patch 6.0.3 Hotfixes - January 27
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts
  • Tier 3 Garrisons: Dungeoneer's Training Dummy for healing and damage have swapped places so melee classes are less likely to trigger the tanking dummy by accident.
  • Garrison Campaign Quests
    • Assault on Skettis: Creatures and NPCs associated with Assault on Skettis now respawn more frequently and increased the amount of morale awarded for defeating them.
    • Gladiator's Sanctum Level 3: Players can no longer be votekicked from the Coliseum scenario.
    • Primal Fury: Players that have completed the quest before the hotfix from January 21 should now correctly receive Thisalee Crow (Alliance) or Choluna (Horde) as a Follower.

Classes
  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Ferocious Bite no longer loses damage when cast with a low amount of Energy while Berserk is active. Berserk will still discount Cat Form abilities' Energy cost, but will include the bonus damage as if it weren't cast with Berserk active.
    • Feral
      • Leader of the Pack should now correctly trigger its heal for Druids that have learned the talent, Claws of Shirvallah.
    • Talents
      • Incarnation: Tree of Life's bonuses should no longer be incorrectly retained without having the talent learned.
      • Nature's Vigil should no longer be dealing excessive damage to high level targets by healing low level NPCs.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Recovery should no longer make Recuperate heal for less than the intended amount.

Quests
  • All quests should now still award experience even if the character is dead at the time of completion.
  • Frostfire Ridge
    • The Shadow Gate: Players who became stuck after completing "The Shadow Gate" will need to re-enter the cave within the Bloodmaul Stronghold in Frostfire Ridge if they were unable to see Orlana Strongbrow to continue their quest series.
  • Gorgrond
    • Ambushing the Enemy: Resolved an issue where players were unable to complete this quest if The Giant Cauldron has been completed first.
  • Talador
    • At Your Command: Horde characters who have faction changed to Alliance should now be able to complete the quest "At Your Command" if they have completed the Alliance version previously.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Auchindoun
    • Grom'tash the Destructor and Gul'kosh should no longer force all party members into combat, including ones that aren't actively in combat with them.
  • Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
    • Ner'zhul: Resolved an issue where players may be unable to use the portal to re-enter the encounter area.
  • Icecrown Citadel
    • The Lich King: Resolved an issue where Val'kyr Shadowguards can prevent players from being able to complete the encounter if they pick the player up after Fury of Frostmourne has been cast.

PvP
  • Ashran
    • There's now a 30 minute delay between battles after Grand Marshal Tremblade or High Warlord Volrath has been defeated.
    • Stormshield Gladiators and Warspear Gladiators now respawn 3 minutes after Grand Marshal Tremblade or High Warlord Volrath has been defeated.

Items
  • Goren Disguise no longer works in Areas or Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Scabbard of Kyanos' on use effect, the Sword Technique buff is now reduced by 40% while players have Battle Fatigue.
  • Swapblaster no longer works while in a Battleground.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Level 1 Heirloom Mount
Collecting all heirloom items awards a special mount usable by level 1 characters.

Does this mean we need the fishing event BoA for this mount? When I won it I took the trinket that turns you into a fish.

I've asked about that and was informed that the achievement involves collecting a number of heirlooms (not all of them). Working on getting clarification on the Heirloom collections tab and will be updating the 6.1 PTR Patch Notes with more concrete information once it's available. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ashran Timing Hotfix
As you've probably witnessed, on many servers Ashran had digressed into a situation where the two factions were avoiding any confrontation. One faction would complete the outer events while the other faction would kill the faction leader. This isn't ideal, as the Horde and Alliance should be fighting more regularly in Ashran.

Recently, we made changes to the frequency of events and the time between battles in the middle road. After a boss is killed, the center lane will take 30 minutes to reset. We hope this encourages the team that just won the middle lane to venture off into the rest of the zone for a time before the fight begins anew. Furthermore, we hope that faction’s presence in the outer events will encourage the other faction to fight in the center lane a bit more, since winning the events is no longer a given.

We'll continue to consider your constructive Ashran feedback and appreciate those of you providing it. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

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