Professions Preview: Wield the Tools of the Trade
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Any professional craftsperson worth their salt must have the very best tools for their trade. In our upcoming content update on March 12, players can take part in unique quest lines for the Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Inscription, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, and Tailoring professions to earn a new Tool of the Trade that complements their craft.

To get started on your profession quest line, you’ll need to have reached level 120 and be at skill level 150 (Kul Tiran or Zandalari) in your chosen crafting profession.

Alchemy
To get started on your quest, speak with the Alchemy profession trainer Clever Kumali in Zuldazar or Elric Whalgrene in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Silas' Sphere of Transmutation.



Blacksmithing
To get started on your quest, speak with the Blacksmith profession trainer Forgemaster Zak’aal in Zuldazar or Grix “Ironfists” Barlow in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Khaz'gorian Smithing Hammer.


Enchanting
To get started on your quest, speak with the Enchanting profession trainer Enchantress Quinni in Zuldazar or Emily Fairweather in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll earn Iwen's Enchanting Rod.




Engineering
To get started on your quest, speak with the Engineering trainer Layla Evenkeel in Boralus or Shuga Blastcaps in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Ub3r-Spanner.

Enables the Engineer to craft Ub3r-Construct modules, which when applied will allow the engineer to summon that specific Ub3r invention. Module lasts 2 hours.

  • Ub3r-Improved Target Dummy
  • Boom Bots
  • Ub3r S3ntry Mk.X8.0


Inscription
To get started on your quest, speak with the Inscription trainer Zooey Inksprocket in Boralus or Chronicler Grazzul in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Sanguine Feather Quill of Lana'thel.

Blood Contracts:




Jewelcrafting
To get started on your quest, you’ll interact with a book near the Jewelcrafting trainer Samuel D. Colton III in Boralus or Seshuli in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Jewelhammer's Focus.


Leatherworking
To get started on your quest, speak with the Leatherworking trainer Cassandra Brennor in Boralus or Xanjo in Zuldazar.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive the Mallet of Thunderous Skins.




Tailoring
To get started on your quest, you’ll interact with Delormi near the Tailoring trainer Pin’jin the Patient in Zuldazar or Daniel Brineweaver in Boralus.

Once you complete the quest line, you’ll receive Synchronous Thread.
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  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Not happening sadly. It's now about what profit they can squeeze out of it. Hence why we get a new store item every 2 months as of late or specific timegates to keep an extra month or two of sub going from the whales.
    And that’s what’s fucked up.

    But oh well, at least there’s private servers.
  1. Lycanthat's Avatar
    Depending on how effective that Sanguine Feather is, I might be glad my Scribe happens to be a Mage, since in-combat heals are hard to come by.
  1. Not A Cat's Avatar
    These all seem pretty terrible except for the enchanting/jewelcrafting items.

    Professions other than alchemy, herbalism, and enchanting are pretty much wastes of time
  1. Asaliah's Avatar
    Cool but i'll never level 150 profession on all my toons, it's such a pain in the bum with all the mythic-only reagents involved required in insane numbers
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    It’s just terrible. Give the game to devs that care at this point.
    Yeah man! lets fire all these fuckers, blizzard needs to fire MORE STAFF and give it to the people who really care!
    oh wait
  1. Phailzôr's Avatar
    What does it mean to mend a tear in the fabric of time? Is that actually useful or just flavor?
  1. Vynx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by snackfeat View Post
    Every one of these seem completely worthless, Blizzard still have no clue how to make professions interesting or relevant.
    My thoughts also. I'm thinking about the champion equipments also, so many mats and gold involved, and the results are underwhelming by a large margin. I don't get what the fuck is going through their mind when they design it like that. The past expansions were better in that regard. For example, I'm trying a private MoP server atm, and I'm amazed how better the game feels compared to BfA. And I was surprised to find lots of people coming from retail to try this. Which shows that this is not only my own opinion.
  1. luciano's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    Why don't they just merge herbing, skinning, and mining into one skill call it "gathering" every character can do this? Roll cooking and fishing maybe archology into main professions. Let everyone pick 2/3 main professions from Blacksmithing, Leather Working, Inscription, Alchemy, Tailoring, Enchanting, Cooking, Fishing, Engineering, Jewelcrafting, etc.

    Meh... too tired prove more later.
    Go a little further: If the professions are only going to offer flavor rewards, then why not just let one character have all the professions? Is it really that beneficial to the game that I log on and off 10 characters a day to exhaust all my profession cooldowns? Why not just let me learn them all on one guy and save the 9 login attempts for the server?
  1. Ermelloth's Avatar
    Engineering one sounds completely useless. Bots w/o any practical usage? I have target dummy already if I need one, and, in fact, EVERYONE who quested in Pandaria, has it - a turnip toy you can summon for this purpose. Assist bots aka weak mobs to fight something with you for a few sec? Doesn't even worth the trouble + zero profits from all of this, as usual.

    Same with BS, nearly as useless.

    Why the benefits are SO uneven? Enchanters and JCs are going to get free materials and others get complete garbage.
  1. Sencha's Avatar
    That's their solution to make professions relevant?? just lol...
  1. letssee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vilememory View Post
    Yet another failed attempt to salvage the shit show that is this game. Truly every passing moment of the current game proves that Vanilla was nearly perfect and timeless in every conceivable way. The only thing that would have made Vanilla perfect would have been High Elves for the Alliance.
    i wouldnt say vanilla was perfect but it was definately 2000% better than thisshit
  1. Amerissis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by luciano View Post
    Go a little further: If the professions are only going to offer flavor rewards, then why not just let one character have all the professions? Is it really that beneficial to the game that I log on and off 10 characters a day to exhaust all my profession cooldowns? Why not just let me learn them all on one guy and save the 9 login attempts for the server?
    Because everyone would get 10 professions on their character, while only a minority has 10 high level alts to get all the professions. See, for you it doesn't make a difference, because you have those chars and profs already, but to the population as a whole, it would make a HUGE difference.
  1. Reyuna's Avatar
    All the people that spew their hatred for this game, all the "influencers" that are on the "hate WoW" bandwagon to make a quick buck.

    Do me a favour and LEAVE.

    It must really suck for those that do care about this game and are trying their best to put up with such vitriol and hatred from so called fans. Thing is, you aren't fans, you don't give constructive feedback, you just stamp your little feet and throw a tantrum. Quit the game, you will not be missed.

    Go on, /shoo. Spread your vitriol else-where.
  1. h4rr0d's Avatar
    The alechemy one sounds really cool. Too bad there's so much RNG attached to it.

    What's up with all the guardians though. Am I the only one who hates when there's uncontrolable schmuck following me around?
  1. Archmage Alodi's Avatar
    They seem bland and boring except the Alchemy one.
  1. Deonora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by luciano View Post
    Go a little further: If the professions are only going to offer flavor rewards, then why not just let one character have all the professions? Is it really that beneficial to the game that I log on and off 10 characters a day to exhaust all my profession cooldowns? Why not just let me learn them all on one guy and save the 9 login attempts for the server?
    Have to agree on this the amount of mats I had to get start of expansion while everything was crazy prices only to find out that fish finder does not actually find fish. Been playing since launch and in all this time i have received crappy 5-10 fish all of 4 times total.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phailzôr View Post
    What does it mean to mend a tear in the fabric of time? Is that actually useful or just flavor?
    random nodes out in the world, almost like mining or herb nodes, gathering them will grant you random cloth from a random expansion, a fair bit of it.
    both common and rare clothes. aparently also chances at old recipes no longer obtainable?
  1. klaps_05's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Reyuna View Post
    All the people that spew their hatred for this game, all the "influencers" that are on the "hate WoW" bandwagon to make a quick buck.

    Do me a favour and LEAVE.
    But thats the opposite of making a quick buck. WoW is the easiest game to bash constantly, you can literally just run around doing old raids, talking about the glory days and memories and bash wow, every day of the year, and get a few thousand people to watch.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by h4rr0d View Post
    The alechemy one sounds really cool. Too bad there's so much RNG attached to it.

    What's up with all the guardians though. Am I the only one who hates when there's uncontrolable schmuck following me around?
    you dont have the summon them, and they seem to be to help alts who arnt as strong, out in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaps_05 View Post
    But thats the opposite of making a quick buck. WoW is the easiest game to bash constantly, you can literally just run around doing old raids, talking about the glory days and memories and bash wow, every day of the year, and get a few thousand people to watch.
    so... a quick buck... cause you are making a buck... quick....
    where is the issue with that line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luciano View Post
    Go a little further: If the professions are only going to offer flavor rewards, then why not just let one character have all the professions? Is it really that beneficial to the game that I log on and off 10 characters a day to exhaust all my profession cooldowns? Why not just let me learn them all on one guy and save the 9 login attempts for the server?


    "I want professions to mean something"
    "Lets just give everyone every profession!"
    quick way to make them mean literally absolute nothing, atleast right now they still mean something, cause idk about you, but i love my azerite helm no other profession has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ermelloth View Post
    Engineering one sounds completely useless. Bots w/o any practical usage? I have target dummy already if I need one, and, in fact, EVERYONE who quested in Pandaria, has it - a turnip toy you can summon for this purpose. Assist bots aka weak mobs to fight something with you for a few sec? Doesn't even worth the trouble + zero profits from all of this, as usual.

    Same with BS, nearly as useless.

    Why the benefits are SO uneven? Enchanters and JCs are going to get free materials and others get complete garbage.
    the target dummy tanks for you, its not a target dummy for us players like the turnip...
    when summoned it pulls aggro from all mobs around you.
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vilememory View Post
    Yet another failed attempt to salvage the shit show that is this game. Truly every passing moment of the current game proves that Vanilla was nearly perfect and timeless in every conceivable way. The only thing that would have made Vanilla perfect would have been High Elves for the Alliance.
    Did you just gather random topics from this forum and combined em into a single shitpost?

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