I know, I’ve given Chanters the shaft with my blog posts. But surely you all know by now that Enchanting is the worst profession to level. This is magnified in the expansion by the fact that all the new recipes you learn will require expansion components. Which you cannot acquire unless you DE expansion drops (sometimes). So it has taken me awhile to collect enough mats to do much of anything.
When you DE the green drops in BC, sometimes you get illusion dust and sometimes you get the new ‘arcane dust’. I suspect there’s a level break in there somewhere, but I haven’t quite figured out what it is. I’m only getting 2-3 dust per item I DE, and the cheapest recipe is 6 arcane dust. So you’d have to DE at least 10 green items to get enough arcane dust for 5 skill points. Assuming you get all arcane dust and no illusion dust… as you can see it’s a tough road.
Well I’ve been sending most of my green drops from Korlyn and Kaliope to Kayree for disenchanting, so she’s finally got a decent quantity of mats to work with. I actually did the first five points with my existing materials, I enchanted myself in a few slots that I’d been neglecting. At 300 we only get 3 new recipes:
Bracers: Assault (+24 attack power)
Chest: Restore Mana Prime (+6 mana/5 seconds)
Runed Fel Iron Rod: Next chanting rod
As you can see, only two of these recipes can be used for grinding points. Depending on what materials you end up with, you can do the bracer chant with all dust or the chest one if you have some planar essence and not so much dust.
At 305 we get three more recipes:
Bracer: Brawn (+12 strength)
Bracer: Major Intellect (+12 intellect)
Gloves: Blasting (+10 spell crit rating)
Of these three the ‘Brawn’ one is dust only, so you can use that one for skill points.
Once you get to 310, you actually get 4 new trainer recipes and one vendor recipe. Sadly, the vendor recipe is yellow to you as soon as you learn it, clearly Blizz does not want to cut us chanters a break and give us a good skill-up recipe. But it should still be a good money maker since it’s a new Mana Oil (+14 mana/5 sec) . So at 310 skill you get:
Cloak: Greater Agility (+12 agility)
Cloak: Major Armor (+120 AC)
Gloves: Assault (+26 attack power)
Shield: Tough Shield (+18 block)
Superior Mana Oil (+14 mana/5 sec) vendor recipe
Of these you can use the AC chant or the attack power one for skill points, they both use only 8 arcane dust. I’m really annoyed about the shield chant though, it requires 10 Primal Earth. To me this is outrageous compared to the other recipes. Primal Earth isn’t that hard to come by, but 10 of them surely is. This would require you to harvest 100 Motes of Earth, which I don’t think I’ve gotten the whole time I’ve been mining. Considering my mining is at 375 and I’ve gathered enough ore to get Korlyn and Krystella to 330 in their professions, this seems to be an unfairly high bar to set for us tanks finally getting a decent shield chant. Grrrr!!!
Ok, I’m done griping about my tank not getting enough chanty love. I actually have enough materials to go another 5 points in Enchanting, but they just brought the beta servers down so that will have to wait until next time.