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.
Type Name Reagents Source Legs Pyrium Legplates of Purified Evil 8x 40x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Legs Unstoppable Destroyer's Legplates 8x 40x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Legs Foundations of Courage 8x 10x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrist Soul Redeemer Bracers 4x 30x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrist Bracers of Destructive Strength 4x 30x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrist Titanguard Wristplates 4x 10x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone
Level Name Reagents Description 515 Maelstrom Shatter 1x Splits a Maelstrom Crystal into two Heavenly Shards. 515 Formula: Enchant Weapon - Executioner 6x 10x 6x 30x 3x Sold by Dealer Jadyan. Not limited quantity
Level Name Reagents Description 105 Glyph of Shadow 3x 1x Alters the appearance of your Shadowform.
Slot Name Reagents Source Legs Leggings of Nature's Champion 8x 40x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Legs Deathscale Leggings 8x 40x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Legs Bladeshadow Leggings 8x 20x 20x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Legs Rended Earth Leggings 8x 25x 10x 10x 4x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrists Bracers of Flowing Serenity 4x 10x 10x 10x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrists Thundering Deathscale Wristguards 4x 20x 30x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrists Bladeshadow Wristguards 4x 20x 20x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrists Bracers of the Hunter-Killer 4x 20x 20x 2x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone
Slot Name Reagents Source Legs World Mender's Pants 8x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Legs Lavaquake Legwraps 8x 8x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrist Dreamwraps of the Light 8x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Wrist Bracers of Unconquered Power 5x 4x Dragon Soul Raid Zone Chest Black Silk Vest 5x 4x World Drop?
Level Name Reagents Source 510 Vicious Sapphire Ring 1x 4x 8x Jewelcrafting Trainer 510 Vicious Amberjewel Band 1x 4x 8x Jewelcrafting Trainer 510 Vicious Ruby Signet 1x 4x 8x Jewelcrafting Trainer 520 Vicious Sapphire Necklace 1x 5x 8x 4x Jewelcrafting Trainer 520 Vicious Amberjewel Pendant 1x 5x 8x 4x Jewelcrafting Trainer 520 Vicious Ruby Choker 1x 5x 8x 6x 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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