The new branch of Archaeology has uncovered a number of Mantid dig sites, all within Townlong Steppes and Dread Wastes. Although I think I’ve found my new least favourite dig site…
The Feeding Pits of Sra’vess
New Mantid sites aren’t that hard to come by as I flew past a new dig just a couple of days ago. However, the Quartermaster in the Seat of Knowledge can supply you with a Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator for the price of a Restored Artifact. As long as you have the locator in your bag, you’ll only get Mantid digs for the duration of a day (real-time). I was lucky and managed to receive a Pristine Artifact on my second completion. Before long, I uncovered the Sonic Pulse Generator which I was aiming to get for my hunter, directly followed by the Mantid Sky Reaver which I’ve given to my Paladin.
I’m not normally a fan of guns partially due to the sound they make (less addons the better) but I love the sonic pulse that’s released when fired and the only sound you hear is a soft click. Now all I need is a scope!
The Spear of Xuen is a rare pandaren archaeology artifact, created from 180x Pandaren Archaeology Fragments and up to three Pandaren Pottery Shards.
- The broken pieces of this spear radiate power. Perhaps they can be reassembled into a usable weapon?
- Crafted during the Zandalari Troll Wars, this imposing spear is surprisingly lightweight and flexible. Its lacquered wooden shaft is gouged with deep scars, though the tip appears completely unscathed. Judging by the length of this weapon and its date of origin, you presume it was a mounted weapon intended for use from the back of a flying serpent. Scratched into the weathered handle is a note: “The only opponent is yourself.” Xuen, the White Tiger, is legendary for his ferocity and prowess in battle. It is at his temple, high in the mountains of Kun Lai Summit, that hopeful warriors temper their strength with discipline.
Another item that is just as powerful as a Heroic dungeon piece and only requires 85 to use!
Ordinarily, I would have given this item to my Hunter but since she doesn’t favour polearms any more, my Pali can have some fun with it :P
It should come as no surprise that Archaeology is probably my favourite profession in WoW, especially with all my Cymre Jones adventures. I admit that I took it kind of slow on live, only because I had experienced a lot of it on the beta so I was in no rush. But tonight I managed to max out the profession making me a Zen Master Archaeologist with a couple of other achievements – Documents of a Dark History and The Three Brew Fathers.
As I neared the 600 mark, I was excited to discover one of the rare items of Pandaria – the Umbrella of Chi-Ji. To complement the off-hand, Cool and I completed the Arena of Annihilation as the quest item gave us both a decent weapon upgrade.
I forgot how easy it is to get achievements in the scenarios :)
Oh and remember what I said I had in my farming patch yesterday? :D
I’ve never been so eager to harvest a crop before :P