TBC Classic Goldmaking: Using the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor

Last updated on Jun 03, 2021 at 17:25 by Sellin 1 comment

The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor a powerful tool that allows anyone with Engineering to harvest motes throughout Outland. Motes can be turned into Primals for crafting all kinds of end game items and can fetch a high price on the Auction House.


Zapthrottle Mote Extractor Mote Farming

The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor Icon Zapthrottle Mote Extractor is a unique tool added in The Burning Crusade expansion and requires 305 Engineering to use, but allows you to harvest motes from gas clouds all throughout Outland. 10 of each mote can be turned into a primal of the same element. You can read more about Motes and Primals in our Alchemy guide.

  • Arcane Vortexes in Netherstorm produce Mote of Mana Icon Mote of Mana. Arcane Vortex Cloud
  • Swamp Gas in Zangarmarsh produce Mote of Water Icon Mote of Water. Swamp Gas Cloud
  • Felmist in Shadowmoon Valley produce Mote of Shadow Icon Mote of Shadow. Felmist Cloud
  • Windy Clouds in Nagrand produce Mote of Air Icon Mote of Air.
Windy Cloud

The schematic to craft the Mote Extractor comes from a quest in Zangarmarsh named The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor! (The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor! / The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor!), with the reward coming from K. Lee Smallfry in Telredor for Alliance players and Mack Diver in Zabra'jin for Horde players.



  • 03 Jun. 2021: Guide created.
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