May 08

Look, it’s a post! Yes, I know it’s not a pally post, but the 3.2-related stuff is still brewing.
4 July 09: Unfortunately this post has lost all its comments due to technical reasons.
Patch 3.2 brings with it WotLK’s long-awaited epic gems. The item names have been known ever since they were datamined during the [...]

May 08

More of my Google traffic comes from ‘jewelcrafting dailies’ than any other single search term, so obviously people are looking for some good information. Hope this helps.
Unlike most other tradeskills, there’s a daily quest for Jewelcrafters to complete. Each daily rewards you with 13.23 gold (or 7.4 gold and 12,650 experience if you’re doing it [...]

May 08

Okay, gear lists are always useful, and as more and more people are starting to hit the 78-80 range, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear to your first Naxxramas raid. Remember, no-one likes being underdressed!
The following are some suggestions for each item slot; I’ll suggest the best items from various sources, [...]

May 08

Finally, the WotLK version of the much-loved Jewelcrafting Quick Reference Sheet. The format’s changed slightly and it’s not as pretty, because Blizzard introduced a ton of new gem cuts in WotLK, and there just wasn’t room for them in the old layout.
This table includes all jewelcrafting gem cuts excluding BoP gems that are JC-only. It [...]

May 08

Finally, it’s all done!
Inscription Guide v1.2
Last Update: 10 October; PTR build 9056.
If you want to see the levelling guide here on the blog, I’ve updated the Inscription Levelling Guide post.
Alternatively, for the full list of Inscription recipes and the complete Inscription Guide, download the guide as a PDF file here: inscription12.pdf. (The full guide [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King.

So, you’re wondering what professions will serve you best at level 80? Here’s a super-quick rundown of the crafter-only advantages of each profession, to help you pick.
In addition, I’ve listed the major epic items that each profession can make, even if they’re BoE, as there’s [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Patch 3.0.

This is the second of a two-part guide to Inscription, the new tradeskill being introduced in Wrath of the Lich King.
Last Update: 10 October; WotLK beta build 9056.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Part 1: Introduction (Scribe abilities, How Glyphs Work, Inscription Trainers, Milling)
Part 2: [...]

May 08

Note: this post contains spoilers for Patch 3.0.

This post is a revision of my previous Inscription Guide.
This is the first of a two-part guide to Inscription, the new tradeskill being introduced in Wrath of the Lich King. The second part will cover specific recipes, required mats, and a recommended path for levelling the skill as [...]

May 08

I’ve been stockpiling herbs in preparation for picking up Inscription on Wrath Day (now, even sooner on Patch 3.0 Day).

I may have gone too far.

May 08

Inscription update for the day: it’s mostly still not implemented, so still no guide from me.
To be more accurate: a lot of recipes are now available from the trainer, from skill level 1 up to 400 at present. However, the materials for the recipes have not yet been tuned. Every glyph currently requires Moonglow Ink [...]