It looks like the official news are calming down, it can only mean one thing: We're back to datamining!
Epic crafted items in Cataclysm - Updated
The first batch of crafted epic items was released when the NDA was lifted, due to some technical issues it was ... difficult to get the new ones. This is now fixed and I should have a couple of interesting previews for you in the next few days. (or you can spoil my fun and lurk on the latest additions but not everything is listed there)
Apparently, Alchemists will finally get another epic stone in Cataclysm. That's also where you realize how useful Mastery Bonus is, the item is just great for everyone.
ilvl Type Spec Slot Item 359 Trinket All Trinket Lifebound Alchemist Stone
Blacksmith get all the happy-fun-stuff again and will create the weapons that a lot of people will use when they start raiding. Don't expect them to be easy to craft.
ilvl Type Spec Slot Item 359 Plate Tank Chest Hardened Elementium Hauberk 359 Plate Tank Waist Hardened Elementium Girdle 359 Plate Melee Chest Elementium Deathplate 359 Plate Melee Waist Elementium Girdle of Pain 359 Plate Spell Chest Light Elementium Chestguard 359 Plate Spell Waist Light Elementium Belt 359 Dagger Spell Main Hand Elementium Spellblade 359 Mace Heal Main Hand Elementium Hammer 359 Polearm Physical Two-Hand Elementium Poleaxe 359 Axe Melee One-Hand Elementium Bonesplitter 359 Dagger Physical One-Hand Elementium Shank 359 Shield Tank Off Hand Elementium Earthguard 359 Shield Spell Off Hand Elementium Stormshield
All 3 types of ranged weapons are craftable and your epic helms ... are actually even more epic than we thought in the first place, they are socketable with Cogwheels and Hydraulic Pumps, engineer-only gems.
- Fractured Cogwheel - +132 Mastery Rating
- Quick Cogwheel - +132 Haste Rating
- Smooth Cogwheel - +132 Critical Strike Rating
- Subtle Cogwheel - +132 Dodge Rating
- Flashing Hydraulic Pump - +132 Parry Rating
- Precise Hydraulic Pump - +132 Expertise Rating
- Rigid Hydraulic Pump - +132 Hit Rating
- Sparkling Hydraulic Pump - +132 Spirit
Engineers are definitely getting some love in Cataclysm ... an updated preview of the profession will be up soon, with all your new toys. (Assuming they reach the live servers ...)
ilvl Type Spec Slot Item 359 Bow Physical Ranged Overpowered Chicken Splitter 359 Crossbow Physical Ranged Finely-Tuned Throat Needler 359 Gun Physical Ranged Kickback 5000 359 Plate Melee,Tank Head Reinforced Bio-Optic Killshades 359 Plate Spell Head Specialized Bio-Optic Killshades 359 Cloth Spell Head Lightweight Bio-Optic Killshades 359 Leather Spell Head Camoflauge Bio-Optic Killshades 359 Leather Physical Head Agile Bio-Optic Killshades 359 Physical Head Deadly Bio-Optic Killshades 359 Spell Head Energized Bio-Optic Killshades
Your epic gems are back.
ilvl Type Spec Slot Item 85 Red N/A Gem Brilliant Chimera's Eye 85 Red N/A Gem Delicate Chimera's Eye 85 Red N/A Gem Flashing Chimera's Eye 85 Red N/A Gem Precise Chimera's Eye 85 Blue N/A Gem Solid Chimera's Eye 85 Blue N/A Gem Sparkling Chimera's Eye 85 Blue N/A Gem Stormy Chimera's Eye 85 Blue N/A Gem Rigid Chimera's Eye 85 Yellow N/A Gem Subtle Chimera's Eye 85 Yellow N/A Gem Smooth Chimera's Eye 85 Yellow N/A Gem Mystic Chimera's Eye 85 Yellow N/A Gem Quick Chimera's Eye 85 Yellow N/A Gem Fractured Chimera's Eye
The Mail/Leather gear is back, you also get the Tanking and Physical DPS cloak just like in Wrath of the Lich King.
ilvl Type Spec Slot Item 359 Spell Waist Stormleather Sash 359 Physical Waist Corded Viper Belt 359 Spell Chest Twilight Scale Chestguard 359 Physical Chest Dragonkiller Tunic 359 Leather Spell Waist Lightning Lash 359 Leather Physical Waist Belt of Nefarious Whispers 359 Leather Spell Chest Chestguard of Nature's Fury 359 Leather Physical Chest Assassin's Chestplate 359 Cloak Physical Back Razor-Edged Cloak 359 Cloak Tank Back Twilight Dragonscale Cloak
Your epic items aren't in-game yet, don't hate me!
BlizzCon 2010 Online Contests Begin
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
The Concept Art Gallery has been updated but if you're addicted to artworks, you probably saw a lot of them before.