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    Winry's Archaeology Guide

    Winry's Archaeology Guide

    General
    Archaeology is a secondary profession released in Cataclysm, most of the rewards are cutsie stuff like toys, mounts, and pets.
    Dwarves get bonuses in this profession that give them a chance to get extra fragments, and a shorter cast time on survey (1 second down to .5 seconds, the cooldown on survey remains the same)
    Be prepared to spend 200+ hours if you want Professor

    Surveying
    Digging to see where the fragment in a digsite is.
    One fragment location is up at a time in a digsite, so you have to get the first one before you can see where the second one is.
    Switching digsites / leaving zones changes where that fragment is if you're having a hard time locating it.

    If you survey and get a red tripod, it points towards any part of the yellow 'circle' in which a yellow tripod can be found. Cold
    The yellow tripod points towards the green 'circle' in which a green tripod can be found. Getting warmer
    The green tripod points pretty much directly towards the artifact. Burning up

    Dig Sites
    There are 4 Dig Sites up per continent at any given time, and there are 3 digs per site, once you find the 3 digs at each site, a new Dig Site pops up for that continent.
    Mitarn has made a short guide with pictures for the locations of the digsites during beta
    (Click to enlarge)









    Keystones
    There is a chance to get a keystone while digging at a site.
    These keystones count as 12 fragments to make an artifact, or can be used while in cataclysm heroic dungeons as a daily quest to give group wide buffs for that heroic lockout
    Grim Batol - Dwarf
    Blackrock Caverns - Dwarf
    Throne of the Tides - Night Elf
    Lost City of Tol'vir - Tol'vir
    Halls of Origination - Tol'vir
    Vortex Pinnacle - Tol'vir

    Leveling
    To just level archaeology to 525
    1-100 gather fragments from digsites
    100-525 create Artifacts from collected fragments (5 points each)
    The higher level archaeology you are, the more fragments you can get per dig.



    Artifacts:
    85 Gear
    Most people who have rushed archaeology at the start of the expansion are going for 85 epics
    Tyrande's Favorite Doll - Night Elf
    Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds - Troll
    Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan - Dwarf
    Ring of the Boy Emperor - Tol'vir
    Scimitar of the Sirocco - Tol'vir
    Staff of Ammunae - Tol'vir

    Saving to get these (since you can't get them until 450)
    Save up all fragments of said race until 450 then use them to finish
    Reminder: the 85 epics are the lowest chance (around 2%) to get, so most people have spent 200+ hours on this profession trying to get them.

    Archaeology Fragments Distribution

    Simca posted a very useful thread on the Professions forum compiling data from Archaeology's dig sites to find out which continents are the best to farm fragments of a specific race.
    Boubouille compiled the results in a nice table, original data is mostly from Wowpedia's list of Dig Sites (and a lot of work in-game to make sure it works as intended).



    -Table taken from MMO-Champion news originally posted by Simca


    Achievements

    Diggerest
    100 Common Artifacts

    Common artifacts in all of the archaeology tiers:
    Fossil: - 12
    Beautiful Preserved Fern (25 fragments)
    Black Trilobite (31 fragments)
    Twisted Ammonite Shell (35 fragments)
    Insect in Amber (35 fragments)
    Strange Velvet Worm (35 fragments)
    Devilsaur Tooth (35 fragments)
    Ancient Shark Jaws (35 fragments)
    Vicious Ancient Fish (35 fragments)
    Feathered Raptor Arm (33 fragments)
    Shard of Petrified Wood (30 fragments)
    Imprint of a Kraken Tentacle (45 fragments)
    Proto-Drake Skeleton (45 fragments)

    Troll: - 14
    Zandalari Voodoo Doll (27 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Fetish of Hir'eek (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Eerie Smolderthorn Idol (32 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Lizard Foot Charm (35 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Jade Asp with Ruby Eyes (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Feathered Gold Earring (34 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Cinnabar Bijou (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Atal'ai Scepter (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Gahz'rilla Figurine (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Skull-Shaped Planter (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Bracelet of Jade and Coins (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Drakkari Sacrificial Knife (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Tooth with Gold Filling (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Fine Bloodscalp Dinnerware (35 fragments, 1 sockets)

    Dwarf: - 27
    Belt Buckle with Anvilmar Crest (34 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Wooden Whistle (28 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Bone Gaming Dice (32 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Ceramic Funeral Urn (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Worn Hunting Knife (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Pewter Drinking Cup (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Moltenfist's Jeweled Goblet (34 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Stone Gryphon (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Silver Neck Torc (34 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Ironstar's Petrified Shield (36 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Bodacious Door Knocker (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Scorched Staff of Shadow Priest Anund (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Dented Shield of Horuz Killcrow (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Notched Sword of Tunadil the Redeemer (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Winged Helm of Corehammer (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Mithril Chain of Angerforge (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Boot Heel with Scrollwork (34 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Golden Chamber Pot (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Scepter of Charlga Razorflank (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Scepter of Bronzebeard (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Skull Staff of Shadowforge (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Dwarven Baby Socks (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Warmaul of Burningeye (45 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Silver Kris of Korl (45 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Spiked Gauntlets of Anvilrage (45 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Word of Empress Zoe (45 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Pipe of Franclorn Forgewright (45 fragments, 1 sockets)

    Night Elf: - 18
    Scandalous Silk Nightgown (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Highborne Pyxis (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Green Dragon Ring (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Inlaid Ivory Comb (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Coin from Eldre'Thalas (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Cloak Clasp with Antlers (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Shattered Glaive (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Kaldorei Amphora (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Hairpin of Silver and Malachite (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Delicate Music Box (35 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Chest of Tiny Glass Animals (34 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Cracked Crystal Vial (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Silver Scroll Case (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Scepter of Xavius (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    String of Small Pink Pearls (35 fragments, 1 sockets)
    Umbra Crescent (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Necklace with Elune Pendant (30 fragments, 0 sockets)
    Carcanet of the Hundred Magi (45 fragments, 2 sockets)

    Orc: - 9
    Tiny Bronze Scorpion (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Skull Drinking Cup (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Tile of Glazed Clay (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Gray Candle Stub (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Fiendish Whip (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Scepter of Nekros Skullcrusher (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Rusted Steak Knife (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Maul of Stone Guard Mur'og (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Fierce Wolf Figurine (45 fragments, 2 sockets)

    Draenei: - 8
    Strange Silver Paperweight (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Anklet with Golden Bells (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Scepter of the Nathrezim (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Fine Crystal Candelabra (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Dignified Portrait (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Plated Elekk Goad (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Baroque Sword Scabbard (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Carved Harp of Exotic Wood (45 fragments, 2 sockets)

    Nerubian: - 7
    Infested Ruby Ring (45 fragments, 3 sockets)
    Scepter of Nezar'Azret (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Vizier's Scrawled Streamer (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Spidery Sundial (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Six-Clawed Cornice (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Gruesome Heart Box (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Ewer of Jormungar Blood (45 fragments, 2 sockets)

    Vrykul: - 5
    Scramseax (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Thorned Necklace (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Flint Striker (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Intricate Treasure Chest Key (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Fanged Cloak Pin (45 fragments, 2 sockets)

    Tol'vir: - 7
    Cat Statue with Emerald Eyes (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Soapstone Scarab Necklace (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Tiny Oasis Mosaic (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Engraved Scimitar Hilt (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Sketch of a Desert Palace (45 fragments, 2 sockets)
    Canopic Jar (45 fragments, 2 sockets) - Can contain Recipe: Vial of the Sands (Low chance)
    Castle of Sand (45 fragments, 2 sockets)

    It Belongs in a Museum
    Professor title - 20 Rare Artifacts


    Rare artifacts in all of the archaeology tiers:

    Fossil: - 2
    Fossilized Hatchling (85 Fragments to make, 75 skill) - Companion pet
    Fossilized Raptor (100 Fragments to make, 225 skill) - Mount

    Troll: - 1
    Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds (150 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - 2h Str Sword

    Dwarf: - 4
    Clockwork Gnome (100 Fragments, 3 sockets, 225 skill to make) - Companion Pet
    The Innkeeper's Daughter (150 Fragments, 3 Sockets, 225 skill to make) - Hearthstone
    Chalice of the Mountain Kings (100 Fragments, 3 sockets, 150 skill to make)- Toy
    Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill to make) - Int staff

    Night Elf: - 7
    Highborne Soul Mirror (100 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 150 skill) - Toy
    Druid and Priest Statue Set (100 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 150 skill) - Toy
    Queen Azshara's Dressing Gown (100 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 150 skill)- Level 60 BoA Int Chest (60)
    Bones of Transformation (150 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Transform into Naga
    Tyrande's Favorite Doll (150 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Int trinket
    Kaldorei Wind Chimes (98 Fragments to make, 3 sockets, 150 skill) - Toy
    Wisp Amulet (150 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 150 skill) - Transform into Wisp

    Orc: - 1
    Headdress of the First Shaman (130 fragments, 3 sockets, 300 skill) - Mail agi hat

    Draenei: - 2
    The Last Relic of Argus (130 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 300 skill) - Random Teleport
    Arrival of the Naaru (124 fragments to make, 3 sockets, 300 skill) - Toy

    Nerubian: - 2
    Blessing of the Old God (140 fragments, 3 sockets, 375 skill) - Toy
    Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron (140 fragments, 3 sockets, 375 skill)- Toy

    Vrykul: - 1
    Nifflevar Bearded Axe (130 fragments, 3 sockets, 375 skill) - Agi 1h Axe (80)

    Tol'vir: - 6
    Crawling Claw (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Companion pet
    Scepter of Azj'Aqir (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Bug Mount (Think AQ40)
    Staff of Ammunae (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Spirit Staff (85)
    Pendant of the Scarab Storm (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Toy
    Ring of the Boy Emperor (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Int Ring (85)
    Scimitar of the Sirocco (150 fragments, 3 sockets, 450 skill) - Str Sword (85)

    It's Always in the Last Place You Look
    You will get this one if you're working on Diggerest

    Seven Scepters - Misc
    Atal'ai Scepter - Troll
    Scepter of Charlga Razorflank - Dwarf
    Scepter of Bronzebeard - Dwarf
    Scepter of Xavius - Night Elf
    Scepter of Nekros Skullcrusher - Orc
    Scepter of the Nathrezim - Draenei
    Scepter of Nezar'Azret - Nerubian

    Tragedy in Three Acts - Night Elf
    Delicate Music Box
    Cloak Clasp with Antlers
    Cracked Crystal Vial
    Chest of Tiny Glass Animals
    Hairpin of Silver and Malachite
    Silver Scroll Case

    Blue Streak - Dwarf Artifacts
    Silver Kris of Korl
    Notched Sword of Tunadil the Redeemer
    Dented Shield of Horuz Killcrow
    Scorched Staff of Shadow Priest Anund

    The Harder they Fall - Orc Artifacts
    Rusted Steak Knife
    Maul of Stone Guard Mur'og
    Tiny Bronze Scorpion
    Gray Candle Stub

    Kings Under the Mountain - Dwarf Artifacts
    Spiked Gauntlets of Anvilrage
    Skull Staff of Shadowforge
    Warmaul of Burningeye
    Ironstar's Petrified Shield
    Winged Helm of Corehammer
    Mithril Chain of Angerforge
    Moltenfist's Jeweled Goblet

    The Boy Who Would be King - Tol'vir Artifacts
    Cat Statue with Emerald Eyes
    Soapstone Scarab Necklace
    Tiny Oasis Mosaic
    Engraved Scimitar Hilt
    Sketch of a Desert Palace
    Canopic Jar - Can contain Recipe: Vial of the Sands (Low chance)
    Last edited by Winry; 2010-12-28 at 10:48 AM.

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    Shouldn't you be doing an engineering guide, seeing as Winry is the mechanic from Full Metal Alchemist^^


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