There are three new branches to uncover in Draenor but since levelling the profession is still a mystery, I’m in no rush to use my fragments. Hopefully we’ll find out soon but in the meantime, here’s what we know.
Keystone: Arakkoa Cipher
Rare solve: Beakbreaker of Terokk
A number of jumping puzzles in the Spires of Arak can serve as an extra source of fragments and ciphers. Just keep an eye on your minimap for any yellow dots. As a bonus, you can loot them from level 1 and will provide 1 skill point.
Misplaced Scrolls – Skettis, Terrace of Dawn
Relic of the Outcasts – Skettis, Veil Zekk, Veil Terrok, Shadowglade, Nest of the Ravenspeaker, Sethekk Hollow
Smuggled Apexis Artifacts – top of a tree, Murkbog
Sun-Touched Cache – two may be found in the Apexis Excavation site but only one is marked for Archaeology. The other contained garrison resources. I’ve included videos to the tricker locations.
Keystone: Draenor Clan Orator Cane
Rare Solve: Frostwolf Ghostpup
Draenor Clans Archaeology Fragment: Fang-Scarred Frostwolf Axe, Frostwolf Ancestry Scrimshaw, Wolfskin Snowshoes, Warsinger’s Drums, Screaming Bullroarer, Warsong Ceremonial Pike, Metalworker’s Hammer, Elemental Bellows, Blackrock Razor, Weighted Chopping Axe, Hooked Dagger, Barbed Fishing Hook, Calcified Eye In a Jar, Ceremonial Tattoo Needles, Cracked Ivory Idol
Keystone: Ogre Missive
Ogre Archaeology Fragment: Ancestral Talisman, Flask of Blazegrease, Gronn-Tooth Necklace, Doomsday Prophecy, Stonemaul Succession Stone, Stone Manacles, Ogre Figurine, Pictogram Carving, Gladiator’s Shield, Mortar and Pestle, Eye of Har’gunn the Blind, Stone Dentures, Chimera Riding Harness, Imperial Decree Stele
In addition to dig sites and jumping puzzles, fragments can also be looted from your garrison mining carts. Carts will be available once you upgrade your mine to level 2.
Draenor Archaeologist: Obtain 700 skill points in archaeology.
Unite the Clans: Restore and display pristine versions of all Draenor Clans artifacts.
Highmaul Historian: Restore and display pristine versions of all Ogre artifacts.
Arakkoa Archivist: Restore and display pristine versions of all Arakkoa artifacts.
Strength and Honor: Discover the following Draenor Clans artifacts.
Ogre Observer: Discover the following Ogre artifacts.
Secrets of Skettis: Discover the following Arakkoa artifacts.
Draenor Curator: Restore and display pristine versions of all Draenor artifacts.
The Search For Fact, Not Truth: Find 30 rare artifacts.
Two new factions are tied to archaeology:
Reputation will come from quests in the Arakkoa quest hub of Talador and the Spires of Arak.
Items of note include:
- Crate of Tol’vir Archaeology Fragments (as well as all the other branches)
- Draenor Archaeologist’s Lodestone – teleport to a random active digsite in Draenor
- Draenor Archaeologist’s Map – randomise digsites
- Son of Sethe
The Archaeology Fragment vendor and Quartermaster for the Arakkoa Outcasts are both located in Warspear – our Horde outpost in Ashran.
Steamwhedle Preservation Society
The archaeology branch of the Steamwheedle Cartel offers two pets at revered: