Thursday, June 05, 2008

June 05, 2008
WotLK Alpha data is far from exhausted, as people are constantly digging around in the client files and finding new models and screens to show you. And I know you love it. So here's some more. is showing off some screens about the Hairdresser (Ignore the horrible spelling error there), Stormwind harbor, Ebon hold and it's dock.

More Wrath of the Lich King info from the Neograf forums.

New item enchants

All of these including the other armor kits say: "Can only be used on armor in your possession, and attaching the armor kit causes the item to become soulbound." Looks like blizzard is putting an end to further freebies for twinks. Good thing really, you really don't want twinks with 3K health at level 19... Twink upgrades do need to stop somewhere.

Leg Armor

Tree levels of new leg armor. Unsure whether these are uncommon, rare and epic. But chances are big that they are.

  • Jormungar Leg Armor - Increase Stamina by 45 and Agility by 15.
  • Jormungar Leg Chitin - Increase Stamina by 50 and Agility by 18.
  • Dragonscale Leg Armor - Increase Stamina by 72 and Agility by 35.

  • Nerubian Leg Armor - Increase attack power by 60 and critical strike rating by 15.
  • Nerubian Leg Chitin - Increase attack power by 70 and critical strike rating by 18.
  • Protoscale Leg Armor - Increase attack power by 100 and critical strike rating by 36.

    Armor Kits

    These can be applied to : Head / Chest / Shoulders / Legs / Hands / Feet.

  • Borean Armor Kit - Increases Stamina by 12.
  • Heavy Borean Armor Kit - Increases Stamina by 15.

    New drums

    Drums are once again going to play a large part in end game content. If you weren't sure yet whether you should start stocking up on leather, here's a bit of info to push you over the edge. No haste drums that work on both casters and melee yet it seems, but keep your fingers crossed, it may come yet.

    Drums can be used while shapeshifted.

  • Drums of Dark War - Increases attack power by 75 and spell damage by 44 on nearby party members. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Drums of Precision - Increases hit rating by 95 on nearby party members. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Drums of Great Battle - Increases movement speed by 15% and haste rating by 95 on nearby party members. Lasts 30 sec.
  • Drums of Major Restoration - Restores 144*5 health and mana to nearby party members over 15 sec.

    I'll make a post later about why you'd want leatherworking on most of your raiders. Just tag the RSS and keep an eye on updates.

    Deathknight Tier 7 or 8

    Again it's speculation whether this is Tier 7, Tier 8, or just another dungeon set. All i know is that this looks pretty damn sweet! Also see the earlier linked possible Tier 7 for Deathknights and warriors. But the warrior set could be the Deathknight set, and the DK set could be the warrior set. Time will tell.

    Deathknight - Ghoul abilities

  • Explode - Explode self, destroying the ghoul and causing 500 shadow damage to all nearby enemies.
  • Infect - Inflicts 51 - 52 nature damage to an enemy every 3 seconds.
  • Huddle - Go into a defensive crouch, reducing damage dealt and taken by melee attacks, ranged attacks and spells by 50% for 10 seconds.
  • Gnaw - Chew a limb off the target, stunning for 3 seconds and dealing 90 - 110 damage.
  • Leap - Leap through the shadows and reappear behind your enemy.
  • Claw - Claw the enemy causing 14 additional damage.
  • Thrash - A physical attack, injuring a single foe for 110 damage. Also interrupts spellcasting and prevents any spell of that school from being cast for 5 seconds.

    Looks like ghouls will have some interesting utility. Including spell interruption, stuns, some tanking capability and even AoE! You can expect their damage to increase with attack power. It's a mini rogue in a box, and if one dies you can always raise another corpse to replace your pet ghoul.

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind that all info is from alpha, and thus subject to change before final release.

    julored said...


    I apologize for leaving this as a comment but I can't find any other way of contacting you other than in game.

    I've read your blog and think you are a great source for wow information. I am putting together a new website to help the wow community and I was wondering if you might be able to put together a rogue class guide or spec guide. I have a template that I'd like the guides to fit, and if you are interested, I can send it to you. I will give you attribution and I can also compensate you for using the guides. Some writers have asked if this was going to be a pay site or have gold seller/power leveling ads and I can assure you that neither of those things will have any involvement on the site. I am just trying to get the site up quickly and with strong information from people who know their classes. Please email me at if you have any questions at all, as I am happy to give you more information.

    Brandon Sato

    bbr said...

    I should make a "leave comments here" post up and link to that. I don't like putting up my email for general view for a variety of reasons. Any comments get dropped straight into my mailbox so this works.

    How about a link to the site in question?

    As for class / spec guides, i tend to send people to the EJ forum as most info can be found there.

    I write the occassional summary or compendion if i find information lacking. But general rogue guide, well, let me know what you need and i can look at it, but don't expect instant free guides anytime soon :)

    Just browse trough my archives, there's a couple of things there that you may already find useful. Just keep the creative commons license in mind.

    julored said...

    I completely understand not wanting your email address in public view, and it's not a problem.

    Unfortunately, the site is still being coded but it is definitely getting close to being done. I would love to send you the template for the general rogue guide so you can get a better idea of what exactly I am looking for, though.

    I'm not expecting anything for free, and I am willing to compensate you monetarily if you do put together a guide that I can use. I hope you send me an email ( so I can give you some more details and so we can discuss this a bit more privately and find out if its something you would be interested in.

    Unknown said...

    Really cool site.

    You can see on my site how I handled contact discreetly so I can't get spammed.


    bbr said...

    Now if only i could actually click your profile to look at it :P