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Professions Preview: Tools of the Trade (Official)

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We've already taken a look at the new tools of the trade profession quests coming in 8.1.5, but now it's time for the official preview. Each profession gets their own tool at the end of the quest line and we get to take a look at them up close here, as well as get some additional info on their functionality.

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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:

  • Blood Contract: Bloodguard
  • Blood Contract: Bloodshed
  • Blood Contract: Oblivion
  • Blood Contract: Sacrifice

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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7 hours ago, elmurufdd said:

looks great for gear crafters . alch one is extremely  disappointing to me 

After seeing these items in action the Alch one is straight up just the best one.   Being able to increase your chance on multiprocs of flask and such is insane, and sometimes you can just get a free cauldron.  

 

JC one also seems good, and then i guess the LW hammer is good.  everything else seems so meh.

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The whole profession thing needs overhauling.

Bring back that uniqueness of crafting with the odd lucky souls with a recipe that people want, not this oh look everyone one can make it leading into a battle on the AH devaluing anything of worth that can be crafted. 

Bring back world drop recipes and grinding for them, let the lucky 1's and those that want to earn money do so.

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4 hours ago, Noodle said:

The whole profession thing needs overhauling.

Bring back that uniqueness of crafting with the odd lucky souls with a recipe that people want, not this oh look everyone one can make it leading into a battle on the AH devaluing anything of worth that can be crafted. 

Bring back world drop recipes and grinding for them, let the lucky 1's and those that want to earn money do so.

Based on long years of crafting for AH, my experience is that extremely rare world drops only benefit bots and Chinese loot hunters, so no - let's not bring them back. Actually there are some world drop recipees in the game currently - but with reasonably good drop rates that doesn't makes them frustrating to obtain. As long as they are only mounts and cosmetic items I don't mind, but end-game recipees should not be obtainable via soulles grinding.

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11 hours ago, Patoneil94 said:

After seeing these items in action the Alch one is straight up just the best one.   Being able to increase your chance on multiprocs of flask and such is insane, and sometimes you can just get a free cauldron.  

 

JC one also seems good, and then i guess the LW hammer is good.  everything else seems so meh.

yes but the extra proc is a one in 4 chance u get that item so u have to keep using it and pray u get it each hr to use it for the day crafting . dont see any of the others that have that kinda chance to get screwed i mean i wont make  it . but i do know ill be hording anchor weed as costs will sky rocket to make these 1 cauldron plus 50 weed is steep as hell and i plan to make gold off those who dont herb thier own 

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3 hours ago, elmurufdd said:

yes but the extra proc is a one in 4 chance u get that item so u have to keep using it and pray u get it each hr to use it for the day crafting . dont see any of the others that have that kinda chance to get screwed i mean i wont make  it .

sure its only a 1 in 4 chance, but none of the others actually do anything that great.  

 

Tailoring item is trash

Blacksmithing one is meh, repairing one item an hour is not super great

the feather is trash, healing from dead bodies is ok, but the contracts are bad

everything the Engi one spawns is bad

The enchanting one is passable only because you get bonus mats

the hammer is decent.

JC item saves you thousands of gold

Alch item can make you thousands of extra gold or supply your raid team with tons more flask/pots

 

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