World of Warcraft Gold Making

Gearing Up for Apexis Changes in Patch 6.1

Originally Posted by Nethaera (Official Post)
Gearing Up for Apexis Changes in Patch 6.1

In Warlords of Draenor, players can use Apexis Crystals to buy new gear, collectable items, and even Followers. With enough Crystals, even those who are having no luck with the RNG goblins can get new and powerful gear to help them take their adventures in Azeroth even further. Currently, the Apexis traders in the Horde town of Warspear and Alliance town of Stormshield offer gear up to item level 655, but in Patch 6.1, you’ll be able to trade up to ilvl 670 Ethereal Waist, Head, Wrist, Legs, Hands, Back, and Finger (ring) items.

There are already lots of ways to get Apexis Crystals, and with the patch we’re introducing even more in the form of new Missions and purchasable Scouting Missives, which will be available for 200 Garrison Resources each. These Missives can be purchased in your Garrison and will unlock an additional Apexis Crystal daily quest.

A change to questing is also coming with the patch that makes it so players will no longer be able to work on quests and complete them while in a Raid group (though Apexis Crystals will still drop from enemies). You’ll still be able to use the Group Finder tool to locate five-player groups you can join to complete your Apexis dailies.

You can read the complete Patch 6.1 notes here.

For more information on gathering and spending Apexis Crystals, check out Wowhead’s handy guide.

Patch 6.1 Preparation / Recap – Overview of Profession Changes and Additions.

We finally have an official release date for patch 6.1, February 24th (25th for EU).  Players have less than one week now to prepare and below I’m going recap on some ways to do so. Also, going to recap on changes and additions to the game coming with patch 6.1.

Above is an image of what I’ve personally stocked up on in preparation for patch 6.1.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
New Garrison Visitors

  • One of five new visitors may visit each day offering a quest to anyone that visits the Garrison.
    • Defeat a dungeon boss: Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 630, 645, or 655 item token.
    • Defeat a raid boss (weekly quest): Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Bounty (intended for 3 or more players): Defeat a named elite NPC for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Relic: Complete a series of quests to recover a relic for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token. Completing a relic mission unlocks it as a potential mission for your followers. Completing all 6 relic missions will unlock Harrison Jones as a follower!
    • Profession: Turn-in tradeskill reagents for Primal Spirits and work order tradeskill reagents.

NPC’s only spawn inside level 3 Townhalls / Garrisons


So that being said, if a player gets an NPC they don’t want.. other players could have the one they wanted which they could profit off of. For the time being, this could open up a “market” of selling your Garrison phase to players that want to access a specific NPC. Example being,

“WTS Ore Trade NPC Access Today for 200g! Trade Ore for Primal Spirits.”

Purely speculation, but if there is a 1:5 chance to get a profession trader to spawn each day then another 1:5 chance to get the correct materials trader.. that’s a 1:25 chance each day to get a specific profession NPC.

On top of being able to trade raw materials for primal spirits, each profession NPC will offer a daily that rewards 25  Primal Spirit.

Each Profession NPC has the option of Trading Raw Materials for  Primal Spirit

 NPC Cost for Each Primal Spirit
 Leather Trader  5x   Raw Beast Hide
 Fur Trader  5x   Sumptuous Fur
 Ore Trader  5x  Blackrock Ore or 5x  True Iron Ore
 Herb Trader  5x  Fireweed or 5x  Frostweed or5x  Gorgrond Flytrap or 5x  Nagrand Arrowbloomor 5x  Starflower or 5x  Talador Orchid
 Dust Trader  5x  Draenic Dust

 

 

New Recipes can be purchased from specific random profession NPC’s within your level 3 Townhall that bypass the daily cooldown.

Recipe  NPC Cost to Learn
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  Herb Trader  60x  Starflower
  Formula: Temporal Binding  Dust Trader  5x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment

Materials required for each of these recipes.
**There is no cooldown on these crafts, you can make as many as you have materials for.**

Recipe  Crafts Materials Required
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  1x  Burnished Leather  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  1x  Hexweave Cloth  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  1x  Gearspring Parts  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  1x  Truesteel Ingot  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  ?x  Alchemical Catalyst  1x   Primal Spirit, 2x  Fireweed, 2x  Gorgrond Flytrap, 2x  Nagrand Arrowbloom, 2x  Starflower, 2x  Talador Orchid
  Formula: Temporal Binding  2x  Fractured Temporal Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 1x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting 1x  Taladite Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  1x  War Paints  1x   Primal Spirit, 4x  Cerulean Pigment

Alchemist will have their first taste of Transmutes in Warlords via  Tome of Sorcerous Elements at the cost of 10x  Alchemical Catalyst,  Transmute: Savage Blood and a Warlords “Philosopher’s Stone” trinket called “Stones.” The Tome’s and Recipes can only be obtained from the “Herb Trader” within your level 3 Townhall. Keep in mind that players will have a 1:25 chance to spawn a specific trader each day, but they can join other player Garrisons to use their trade if it’s spawned for them. More is explained about these traders further down in this post.

Philosopher's Stones (Trinkets)Transmutes

Stage 4 upgrade items for crafted gear is being added into the game and will take 30x  Savage Blood + 200 of the professions specific cooldown bind on pickup materials.

Cost of learning Stage 4 upgrade token Recipes for crafted BoE and which random level 3 Townhall profesion NPC sells it.

Recipe  NPC  Cost to Learn
 Recipe: Powerful Steelforged Essence  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Truesteel Essence  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Schematic: Oglethorpe’s Octagonal Lenses  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Schematic: Precision Scope Tuning Kit  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Powerful Taladite Amplifier  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Burnished Essence  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
 Recipe: Powerful Hexweave Essence  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur

Reroll Crafted Items will no longer require cooldown bind on pick up materials in order to craft them. So expect these to show up within markets more often than currently in 6.0. Also, these crafted reroll items will be a new way to powerlevel profession from 1-700 for level 90+ characters costing very little amounts of gold. Especially if you’ve already stocked up or plan on stocking up before 6.1 releases.  While “orange,” these crafts will give +3 skill points each when crafted.

BlacksmithingEngineeringInscriptionJewelcraftingLeatherworkingTailoring
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Truesteel Grinder  10x  Truesteel Ingot, 10x  True Iron Ore   20x  Blackrock Ore
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Didi’s Delicate Assembly  10x  Gearspring Parts, 5x  True Iron Ore, 5x  Blackrock Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Volatile Crystal  10x  War Paints, 5x  Cerulean Pigment  12x  Cerulean Pigment
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Taladite Recrystalizer  10x  Taladite Crystal, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Leather Refurbishing Kit  10x  Burnished Leather, 10x  Raw Beast Hide  30x  Raw Beast Hide
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Hexweave Embroidery  10x  Hexweave Cloth, 10x  Sumptuous Fur  30x  Sumptuous Fur

Players will be able to cook new +125 stat food upon 6.1 release. Below are the materials required and the recipes can be purchased from Arsenio Zerep (Alliance) or Kraank(Horde) inside your Garrison for 10g or 8g 50s depending on your reputation level.

Item Materials
 Buttered Sturgeon    (+125 Haste)  12x Blind Lake Sturgeon Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Jumbo Sea Dog    (+125 Versatility)  12x Jawless Skulker Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Pickled Eel    (+125 Critical Strike)  12x Abyssal Gulper Eel Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Salty Squid Roll    (+125 Multistrike)  12x Fire Ammonite Tentacle, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Sleeper Sushi    (+125 Mastery)  12x Fat Sleeper Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh
 Whiptail Fillet    (+125 Stamina)  12x Blackwater Whiptail Flesh, 6x Crescent Saberfish Flesh

Tooltips on PTR do not show cooking +125 provides servings, but they do.


Daily  Gearspring Parts (Engineering  cooldown) material cost has been increased it seems.

Item Old Materials New Materials
  Gearspring Parts  10x  Blackrock Ore, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  Blackrock Ore, 15x  True Iron Ore

Why are you saving Salvage Crates? There are pros and cons to saving  Big Crate of Salvage and below I’ve given a little insight to them.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
  • Salvage Yard
    • Tier-3 salvage recovered from Follower missions no longer has an independent chance to drop an uncommon (green), rare (blue), or epic (purple) item and will instead always drop one of them. This change is intended to reduce overall item spam without affecting their value. Existing chance for Tier-3 salvage to potentially also contain an uncommon Tier-2 salvage item remains unchanged.
    • 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.

Above are the changes to  Big Crate of Salvage, which are rewarded from level 95+ Garrison follower missions. Now if you do not care about chances at random uncommon, rare or epic items you will want to save them. Only do this  if you don’t have a lot of follower enhancement tokens like Weapon Enhancement Token.  Currently, in 6.0 Tier-3 salvage crates have a chance to give Blackrock Armor Set (Upgrades follower ilvl to 630 from any ilvl below) which in 6.1 will no longer “drop.” The reason you might want to save your crates is due to the fact that all your Followers are item level 645+. Any “set” token will be useless to you and if you open your crates before 6.1. The chance of getting a useless “set” is there, which won’t be the case in 6.1. The only way to get your follower item level 645+ is through enhancement tokens which is the only follower item that can be obtained in  Big Crate of Salvage once patch 6.1 goes live. Reminder the cap for follower item level in 6.1 is  675.

Math Stuff (If all 25 of your followers are item level 655)

Weapon Enhancement Token = +3 ilvl,  7 Weapon + 7 Armor = 14 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 350 Uncommon Tokens
Striking Weapon Enhancement = +6 ilvl, 4 Weapon + 4 Armor = 8 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 200 Rare Tokens
Power Overrun Weapon Enhancement = +9 ilvl, 3 Weapon + 3 Armor = 6 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 150 Epic Tokens

Tweetin’ While WoWin’

Originally Posted by Bashiok (Official Post)

We have a new feature coming in Patch 6.1 that’ll allow you to send out Tweets directly to your Twitter feed while playing World of Warcraft. It includes the ability to send out text-only Tweets; easily take, crop, and Tweet out in-game screenshots; and let your friends know about your recent accomplishments.

It’s easy to get started; all you need is a Twitter account! Under the Social section of the in-game Interface options, just check the Enable Twitter Functionality option, and then the Sign In button. You’ll be taken to a standard app approval page that will allow you to send out Tweets using the in-game UI.

Twitter_Integration_Screenshot_5.png

Once you’ve authenticated the app, you can initiate a new Tweet by typing /share into chat, or by clicking the small share icon  that’ll appear in-chat next to Achievement and item drop notifications. You can also add an Achievement or item directly to a Tweet with the Twitter UI open by shift+clicking the Achievement or item.

Tweets from within World of Warcraft are only ever initiated by you, and we will never automatically send out Tweets on your behalf—we’ve disabled Addons from sending them too. Our goal is to make it easier for you to Tweet while playing World of Warcraft, and more convenient to share fun moments with friends.

Of course if you don’t use Twitter or don’t want to see any of this stuff, just don’t check the ‘Enable Twitter Functionality’ box and it’ll stay out of your way.

We’re excited to see how people enjoy this new feature, and encourage everyone to jump on the 6.1 PTR to test it and provide feedback.

FAQ

Q: When authorizing the World of Warcraft app it says authorizing it will let you see who follows me, allow you to change my profile, and some other things; why do you need access to do all that?
A: The Twitter app authorization system only has a few tiers of access that we as app developers can choose from, and the one we chose was the most basic with the least access required. It will list out a bunch of features this integration does not use, and have no plans to use, like those mentioned. The World of Warcraft Twitter app only exists to allow you to Tweet while playing WoW if you want to, and only you can initiate and send out a Tweet.

Q: So I’m going to see a bunch of Tweets in-game now?
A: No, there’s no in-game Twitter feed; this feature just sends Tweets outside of the game.

Q: What if I don’t want to see anything related to Twitter in-game?
A: If you don’t authorize a Twitter account through the Interface option you won’t see anything related to the feature.

Q: Are you going to start requiring Twitter use for in-game activities?
A: No, we just think it’s a cool convenience feature for those who do like sharing their gaming activity on social media—if you don’t like doing that, no problem.

Q: Isn’t this going to cause a lot of spam, or issues with people sending out inappropriate content from the game?
A: This doesn’t add any functionality that isn’t already achievable through Twitter. This simply makes it more convenient to link items and share achievements and screenshots while playing.

Q: Is there a separate login per-character, or is this account-wide?
A: Your Twitter authorization is Battle.net account-wide. Any WoW license (as well as any characters) within the same Battle.net account will be able to Tweet from an authorized Twitter account. You’d want to sign out of Twitter through the Interface options before logging out of the game if you don’t want the authorization to persist between logins.

Q: My child uses my WoW account sometimes; will they have access to Tweet from my Twitter account?
A: The Twitter authorization will remain active until you log out of it through the Interface options.

Q: I don’t use Twitter, but I do use some other social platforms, when could this be implemented for those?
A: We’re starting with Twitter, but the /share functionality certainly could be expanded to other social platforms if you would find it useful. We’d appreciate your feedback and ideas on where we could go next.

Q: This seems cool but I haven’t tried Twitter yet, how can I get started?
A: Twitter has a helpful guide to get you started, and we maintain a list of official and employee accounts right here that you can follow to start building your list.

Q: How moddable is this by Addons?
A: The UI is fairly locked down to keep access to sending Tweets secure, and ensure that you—and only you—are choosing when to send them. Addons may still perform some light functions, such as helping to populate the chat field in customizable formats.

This Month in WoW – February 2015

Originally Posted by Kaivax (Official Post)
This Month in WoW – February 2015

The second month of 2015 is already upon us, and it’s going to be a busy time for players all over Azeroth and Draenor. We’ve prepared a handy breakdown of some of what’s in store for you in February, so you can make the most of your time.

Love Is in the Air [Feb. 2 – Feb. 16]

Love and adoration are in the air in the major cities of Azeroth… and in celebration of the occasion, you’re invited to share candy, perfume, and gifts with guards, townsfolk, and other players for special rewards.

However, a strange “love sickness” seems to cloud the hearts of many of Azeroth’s people. Is this simply an outbreak of amore? Or will you and your fellow adventurers uncover a dark secret behind this plague of passion?

Locations: All major cities
Rewards include: Toxic Wasteling, Lovebird Hatchling, Peddlefeet, several new amulets, Vile Fumigator’s Mask, lovely dresses and suits, off-hand flower bouquets.


Visit our Love is in the air gallery for some images from this annual event!

Blackrock Foundry [opening Feb. 3]

This foundry was the ancestral home of the Blackrock orcs, wherein master smiths smelted and worked the impossibly hard ore that is the clan’s namesake. Now, massive giants captured and broken by the Thunderlord heat the great forges, flamebenders of the Burning Blade imbue the ore with an inner fire, and engineers shape the slag according to otherworldly schematics. Warlord Blackhand’s foundry is the center of the Iron Horde’s military might, churning out the weaponry that will be used to raze Azeroth.

Check out our Blackrock Foundry raid preview here.

Darkmoon Faire [Feb. 8 – Feb. 14]

It’s incredible! It’s unbelievable! You’ll be dazzled! You’ll be amazed! You aren’t prepared for the Darkmoon Faire, ’cause it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Don’t be shy now; don’t be bashful; step right up for a tantalizing glimpse of what we’ve got in store for you!

Gathering exotic wonders from around the world, Silas Darkmoon presents a celebration of the marvels and mysteries found in Azeroth. While the Faire spends most of its time in parts unknown, this traveling festival is available from time to time by accessing portals in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest.

Location: Darkmoon Island, via portals just outside Thunder Bluff and Stormwind.
Rewards include: 17 different battle pets, including the Darkmoon Tonk, Darkmoon Zeppelin, and Syd the Squid; two mounts: Darkmoon Dancing Bear and Swift Forest Strider; replica armor sets for all classes, such as the famous Lightforge set for Paladins; many heirloom items.

Lunar Festival [Feb. 16 – Mar. 2]

The Lunar Festival is a time of celebration for all of Azeroth. Across the world, people gather to acknowledge the triumph of ages ago, when an alliance of races—night elves, tauren, and the proto-dwarven earthen—defeated the Burning Legion. At the beginning of each year, elders of generations past manifest around the world to impart their wisdom upon all who listen. Should you encounter these venerable spirits in your travels and take the time to heed their words, they may even pass along tokens of their gratitude: Coins of Ancestry, mementos of the lessons of a past age. Gather enough Coins of Ancestry and the Cenarion Circle will open their stores of celebratory garb, fireworks, trinkets, and recipes!

The Cenarion Circle has good cause to celebrate, for the Lunar Festival marks the return of many Ancients that fell in battles past: Goldrinn, Malorne, Aviana, and Cenarius himself. But this celebration is darkened by the eternal torment of one of their own—Omen, a wolf Ancient blessed by the moon goddess Elune, has risen from the depths of Moonglade’s lake. Though Omen was once as noble and proud as any Ancient, he was driven mad by the Burning Legion’s tainted magic during the War of the Ancients. Omen’s immortality dooms him to forever return in his maddened state at the advent of each new year—and this year, he has grown further in power, a challenge for even heroes of level 100. Heroes must make haste to ease this tormented Ancient’s suffering, in the hopes that perhaps next year he will return with a clearer mind.

Locations: Stormwind, Thunder Bluff, Booty Bay, and Moonglade (look for portals in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms).
Rewards include: Lunar Lantern, Festival Lantern, dresses and suits, schematics for fireworks, stacks of fireworks, individual fireworks, the sounds of fireworks, fireworks for days.


Visit our Lunar Festival gallery for some images from the annual event!

Seasonal Pursuits

The Snowy Owl is only available in the Winterspring zone during winter months, and it’s a requirement for theKalimdor Safari achievement.

Prepare for Patch 6.1

There’s no time like the present to get ready for the upcoming patch. We’ve been updating a complete PTR patch notes list, and you can use the Public Test Realm to test the patch with us. Check out the PTR discussion forum and the PTR Bug Report forum for more.

 

Saving Level 3 Salvage Crates to open in Patch 6.1

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
  • Salvage Yard
    • Tier-3 salvage recovered from Follower missions no longer has an independent chance to drop an uncommon (green), rare (blue), or epic (purple) item and will instead always drop one of them. This change is intended to reduce overall item spam without affecting their value. Existing chance for Tier-3 salvage to potentially also contain an uncommon Tier-2 salvage item remains unchanged.
    • 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.

Above are the changes to  Big Crate of Salvage, which are rewarded from level 95+ Garrison follower missions. Now if you do not care about chances at random uncommon, rare or epic items you will want to save them. Only do this  if you don’t have a lot of follower enhancement tokens like Weapon Enhancement Token.  Currently, in 6.0 Tier-3 salvage crates have a chance to give Blackrock Armor Set (Upgrades follower ilvl to 630 from any ilvl below) which in 6.1 will no longer “drop.” The reason you might want to save your crates is due to the fact that all your Followers are item level 645+. Any “set” token will be useless to you and if you open your crates before 6.1. The chance of getting a useless “set” is there, which won’t be the case in 6.1. The only way to get your follower item level 645+ is through enhancement tokens which is the only follower item that can be obtained in  Big Crate of Salvage once patch 6.1 goes live. Reminder the cap for follower item level in 6.1 is  675.

Math Stuff (If all 25 of your followers are item level 655)

Weapon Enhancement Token = +3 ilvl,  7 Weapon + 7 Armor = 14 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 350 Uncommon Tokens
Striking Weapon Enhancement = +6 ilvl, 4 Weapon + 4 Armor = 8 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 200 Rare Tokens
Power Overrun Weapon Enhancement = +9 ilvl, 3 Weapon + 3 Armor = 6 Tokens to reach ilvl 675 * 25 Followers = 150 Epic Tokens

6.1 PTR: Build 19551 Profession Updates – Cost of Cooldown Bypass Recipes and Materials Trader NPC

Once again a new 6.1 PTR build has been released. The cooldown bypass recipes talked about here are now available in game from a random daily NPC inside a players level 3 Town Hall. There will be five different NPC’s that can spawn for players each day. Profession NPC’s are our focus point right now.

**Reminder, this is the PTR and everything is subject to change.**

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Post)
New Garrison Visitors

  • One of five new visitors may visit each day offering a quest to anyone that visits the Garrison.
    • Defeat a dungeon boss: Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 630, 645, or 655 item token.
    • Defeat a raid boss (weekly quest): Awards a bag with a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Bounty (intended for 3 or more players): Defeat a named elite NPC for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token.
    • Relic: Complete a series of quests to recover a relic for a bag containing Apexis Crystals, and a chance to contain a level 645, or 655 item token. Completing a relic mission unlocks it as a potential mission for your followers. Completing all 6 relic missions will unlock Harrison Jones as a follower!
    • Profession: Turn-in tradeskill reagents for Primal Spirits and work order tradeskill reagents.

So that being said, if a player gets an NPC they don’t want.. other players could have the one they wanted which they could profit off of. For the time being, this could open up a “market” of selling your Garrison phase to players that want to access a specific NPC. Example being,

“WTS Ore Trade NPC Access Today for 200g! Trade Ore for Primal Spirits.”

Purely speculation, but if there is a 1:5 chance to get a profession trader to spawn each day then another 1:5 chance to get the correct materials trader.. that’s a 1:25 chance each day to get a specific profession NPC.

On top of being able to trade raw materials for primal spirits, each profession NPC will offer a daily that rewards 25  Primal Spirit.

Cost of learning new Recipes that bypass the daily cooldown. Materials required for each of these recipes can be found here.
**There is no Cooldown on these crafts, you can make as many as you have materials for.**

Recipe  NPC Cost to Learn
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  Herb Trader  60x  Starflower
  Formula: Temporal Binding  Dust Trader  5x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment

Cost of learning Stage 4 upgrade token Recipes for crafted BoE and which NPC sells it. For the materials required for each Stage 4 upgrade please refer to this post here.

Recipe  NPC  Cost to Learn
 Recipe: Powerful Steelforged Essence  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Truesteel Essence  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Schematic: Oglethorpe’s Octagonal Lenses  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Schematic: Precision Scope Tuning Kit  Ore Trader  60x  True Iron Ore
 Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal  Herb Trader  20x  Cerulean Pigment
 Recipe: Powerful Taladite Amplifier  Ore Trader  60x  Blackrock Ore
 Recipe: Powerful Burnished Essence  Leather Trader  60x   Raw Beast Hide
 Recipe: Powerful Hexweave Essence  Fur Trader  60x   Sumptuous Fur

Each Profession NPC has the option of Trading Raw Materials for  Primal Spirit

 NPC Cost for Each Primal Spirit
 Leather Trader  5x   Raw Beast Hide
 Fur Trader  5x   Sumptuous Fur
 Ore Trader  5x  Blackrock Ore or 5x  True Iron Ore
 Herb Trader  5x  Fireweed or 5x  Frostweed or5x  Gorgrond Flytrap or 5x  Nagrand Arrowbloomor 5x  Starflower or 5x  Talador Orchid
 Dust Trader  5x  Draenic Dust

In the end, what does this mean for players? Demand for ore and herbs will go up! Start stocking up on the cheap auctions now! This will also mean that BoE crafted epics will be easier to make and not require days of gathering cooldown BoP materials to make. If a player wanted to make a BoE epic in one day, they can in 6.1. Did you stop gathering ore and herbs on all your characters? Start doing them again for “free” materials to use on these up coming new features. Also, this will open up new methods of “shuffling” materials into crafts for profit.

Join the discussion and share your thoughts on these feature here.

6.1 PTR: Build 19533 Profession Updates – Bypass the Daily Cooldown

Today a new PTR build was pushed out that changed reroll crafted stats items required materials. Blizzard has removed the cooldown materials and increased the base material that can be obtained throughout the world of Draenor. In addition to these changes, new recipes that allow players to craft reagents outside the daily cooldown were added that use  Primal Spirit!

Also, decided to not make auto filleting default in patch 6.1 after much community up roar. Instead,  Bladebone Hook will be added to the game which can be applied to your fishing pole for the auto filleting.


Daily  Gearspring Parts (Engineering  cooldown) material cost has been increased it seems.

Item Old Materials New Materials
  Gearspring Parts  10x  Blackrock Ore, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  Blackrock Ore, 15x  True Iron Ore

 

Reroll Crafted Items

BlacksmithingEngineeringInscriptionJewelcraftingLeatherworkingTailoring
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Truesteel Grinder  10x  Truesteel Ingot, 10x  True Iron Ore   20x  Blackrock Ore
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Didi’s Delicate Assembly  10x  Gearspring Parts, 5x  True Iron Ore, 5x  Blackrock Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Volatile Crystal  10x  War Paints, 5x  Cerulean Pigment  12x  Cerulean Pigment
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Taladite Recrystalizer  10x  Taladite Crystal, 10x  True Iron Ore  15x  True Iron Ore, 15x  Blackrock Ore
 Item Old Materials New Materials
  Leather Refurbishing Kit  10x  Burnished Leather, 10x  Raw Beast Hide  30x  Raw Beast Hide
Item Old Materials New Materials
  Hexweave Embroidery  10x  Hexweave Cloth, 10x  Sumptuous Fur  30x  Sumptuous Fur

New Recipes that bypass the daily cooldown for reagents with  Primal Spirit

Recipe  Crafts Materials Required
  Recipe: Spiritual Leathercraft  1x  Burnished Leather  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Raw Beast Hide
  Recipe: Primal Weaving  1x  Hexweave Cloth  1x   Primal Spirit, 10x   Sumptuous Fur
  Schematic: Primal Welding  1x  Gearspring Parts  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Riddle of Truesteel  1x  Truesteel Ingot  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Recipe: Primal Alchemy  ?x  Alchemical Catalyst  1x   Primal Spirit, 2x  Fireweed, 2x  Gorgrond Flytrap, 2x  Nagrand Arrowbloom, 2x  Starflower, 2x  Talador Orchid
  Formula: Temporal Binding  2x  Fractured Temporal Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 1x  Luminous Shard
  Recipe: Primal Gemcutting 1x  Taladite Crystal  1x   Primal Spirit, 5x  Blackrock Ore, 5x  True Iron Ore
  Technique: The Spirit of War  1x  War Paints  1x   Primal Spirit, 4x  Cerulean Pigment

Warlords of Draenor Raid Preview: Blackrock Foundry

Originally Posted by Nethaera (Official Post)
Warlords of Draenor Raid Preview: Blackrock Foundry

Blackrock Foundry was the ancestral home of the Blackrock orcs, wherein master smiths smelted and worked the impossibly hard ore that is the clan’s namesake. Now, massive giants captured and broken by the Thunderlord heat the great forges, flamebenders of the Burning Blade imbue the ore with an inner fire, and engineers shape the slag according to otherworldly schematics. Warlord Blackhand’s foundry is the center of the Iron Horde’s military might, churning out the weaponry that will be used to raze Azeroth.

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Just when you thought you’d become comfortable (as comfortable as one can get in a gladiator pit) with Highmaul, we thought it was time to shake things up and show you what’s waiting in our next Raid—Blackrock Foundry—and introduce you to Rukhmar, the latest world Raid boss.

We asked senior 3D artist Andy Matthews to provide some insight into the dungeon’s visual development:

The Foundry’s spark of inspiration was the creation of the Slagworks’ “furnace room;” it created iconic silhouettes that we carried throughout the rest of the Raid, which has a very strong industrial look and feel.

The Dread Grotto was my favorite shot to establish in the Raid. In its early development, we wanted to show the Iron Horde’s shipping area from multiple angles, foreshadowing later content. The Workshop shows the daily grind of factory life for the Ironworkers. Most workers dread the “flame-jet Fridays.”

Some say the Iron Horde motto is, “When in doubt, add a spike!”

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You’ll need a minimum item level of 635 to tackle Blackrock Foundry via Raid Finder. The Foundry’s rewards range from item level 650 (Raid Finder) to 695 (Mythic).

Let’s take a look at the bosses that await you within Blackrock Foundry. . . .

Slagworks

Gruul- Garrosh knew that the surest path to breaking the gronn lay in subjugating their great father, Gruul. Known in another time as the Dragonkiller, here Gruul has been reduced to the role of menial laborer. In a cruel mockery of the Shattered Hand’s warrior tradition, his hand has been replaced with a hook to enable him to more easily haul pallets of fuel to the furnace.

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Oregorger- The storehouses of the Blackrock Foundry, laden with heaps and pallets of unprocessed Blackrock ore, represent a grand banquet feast for the ravenous rock-eating goren who have burrowed into the chamber. Oregorger is by far the largest of the invaders, gluttony swelling his frame far beyond the size of any goren previously seen in Draenor.

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The Blast Furnace- The Blackrock clan’s unique ability to smelt the black ore, a substance so dense that ordinary flame does not even soften it, has always been their most closely-guarded secret. Deep within the Foundry, their furnace contains a primal force as old as Draenor itself, raging within the confines of its prison as it emanates a preternatural heat.

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The Black Forge

Hans’gar and Franzok- Hans’gar and Franzok are twin brothers raised and trained as masterful brawlers of their clan. Both carved paths of glory as warriors, but destiny had other plans. The brothers, each unwilling to slay the other in the rite of mak’gora, were banished from their clan and left for dead. They survived as outcasts in the savage wilds of Draenor and when the Iron Horde called, these powerful warriors found a new home in the massive war machine.

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Flamebender Ka’graz- Under the banner of the Iron Horde, Blackhand has enlisted Flamebender Ka’graz of the Burning Blade to imbue the Blackrock-forged armaments with the essence of flame. Along with her assistant Aknor Steelbringer, Ka’graz toils before an ever burning forge in support of the Iron Horde’s conquest of Draenor.

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Kromog- The magnaron are mysterious in their ways, ancient and inscrutable. Miners excavating an expansion to the Foundry, in support of the Iron Horde’s massive production needs, were horrified to unearth a chamber containing a living magnaron. To their astonishment, Kromog began to assist in their endeavors, and now uses his massive stone fists to hammer out the gigantic plates needed for the Iron Horde’s dreadnaughts and siege machinery.

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Iron Assembly

Beastlord Darmac- As a young orc, Darmac quickly rose through the ranks of the Thunderlord as a gifted trainer of beasts. Where others only saw animal instincts, he recognized intellect and drew forth untapped potential from brain and muscle and bone. When the Iron Horde demanded his service, Darmac saw no greater honor than to outfit and train the most savage beasts Draenor has to offer.

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Operator Thogar- Known more for his cruelty and cleverness than for brute strength, Thogar oversees the operation of the Grimrail. From the Foundry’s depot, he coordinates the ongoing ground battle against the draenei in Talador, with entire battalions of troops and artillery at his beck and call.

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The Iron Maidens- With little opportunity to exercise her tactical brilliance under the ancient social structure of the orc clans, Gar’an was thrilled to be one of the first warriors to volunteer for naval duty under the Iron Horde. Instantly successful in battle, she was named Admiral of the iron Horde fleet and selected Marak and Sorka as her lieutenants. Together, they are called the Iron Maidens, and have crushed any who have dared face them.

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The Crucible

Blackhand- A ruthless tyrant and fierce warrior, Blackhand is Warlord of the Blackrock clan, second only to Grommash in stature within the Iron Horde. Bathed in sweltering heat that few other mortals could withstand, Blackhand oversees the operations of his Foundry from atop its Crucible, wielding his smoldering slag hammer to forge weapons of peerless quality.

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For more information on each of these bosses, their abilities, the items they drop, and more, check out the in-game Dungeon Journal.

World Boss: Rukhmar

Rukhmar occasionally appears as a blazing firehawk soaring through the skies high above the Spires of Arak. The origins of the great bird are unknown though Rukhmar is venerated as a deity by the arrakoa, seen as an embodiment of the sun itself.
Check out the Raid unlock schedule here.

6.1 PTR: Build 19480 Profession Updates – Transmutes Added and Stage 4 Upgrades

A large PTR build has been released and many new additions are coming in patch 6.1. Looks like Alchemist will have their first taste of Transmutes in Warlords via  Tome of Sorcerous Elements at the cost of 10x  Alchemical Catalyst and also Transmute: Savage Blood, a Warlords “Philosopher’s Stone” trinket called “Stones” and stage 4 upgrade items for crafted gear will take 30x  Savage Blood + 200 of the professions specific cooldown bind on pickup materials. Below are the professions highlights for build 19480.

Alchemy

Philosopher's Stones (Trinkets)Transmutes

Stage 4 Upgrades for Crafted Items

 

6.1 PTR: Build 19445 Profession Updates – Fishing and Cooking Additions

Earlier this week Blizzard opened up the PTR for patch 6.1 and database sites have already started datamining. Below are some changes / additions expected to make it to live within professions. In patch 6.1 +125 specific stat foods will be introduced and will require fish. This may remind players of how Cataclysm required fish for the best specific stat foods. Keep in mind that Savage Feast obtained from your Garrison Barn only provide +100 stats. Currently, fishing + cooking has very little use due to  Savage Feast and how easily obtainable they are. Below are the required materials that you might want to think about stocking up on for patch 6.1.

Cooking

Item Materials
  Buttered Sturgeon    (+125 Haste)  12x  Blind Lake Sturgeon Flesh, 6x  Crescent Saberfish Flesh
  Jumbo Sea Dog    (+125 Versatility)  12x  Jawless Skulker Flesh, 6x  Crescent Saberfish Flesh
  Pickled Eel    (+125 Critical Strike)  12x  Abyssal Gulper Eel Flesh, 6x  Crescent Saberfish Flesh
  Salty Squid Roll    (+125 Multistrike)  12x  Fire Ammonite Tentacle, 6x  Crescent Saberfish Flesh
  Sleeper Sushi    (+125 Mastery)  12x  Fat Sleeper Flesh, 6x  Crescent Saberfish Flesh
  Whiptail Fillet    (+125 Stamina)  12x  Blackwater Whiptail Flesh, 6x  Crescent Saberfish Flesh
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