Saturday, January 8, 2011

Patch 4.0.6 Changes to Jewelcrafting

  • Meta gems with the Chaotic and Relentless prefixes now have a requirement of 3 red gems.
  • New meta gems have been added: Agile Shadowspirit Diamond (Agility/3% critical damage), Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond (Strength/3% critical damage), and Burning Shadowspirit Diamond (Intellect/3% critical damage). These new recipes are unbound and can drop from any Cataclysm creature. The new meta gems have a requirement of 3 red gems equipped.

These are the upcoming changes to Jewelcrafting, and any JC should definitely take note, because there is plenty of profit to be had.

Most obviously, the changes to Chaotic ought to make this gem much more popular, so expect to move a bunch of these when the patch goes live. If you don't already have the cut, or even if you're not a JC, you should consider stocking up on a few of these from off the AH.

The prices of red gems should also see a huge increase, as people re-gem their gear to replace the sub-optimal green/yellow/blue gems they had. So be sure to stock up on Inferno Ruby before hand, or even grab the cut gems off the AH. You can even try cutting Carnelian, or getting cut Carnelian gems. If the price of red gems goes up as much as I think it will, there will be plenty of people unwilling to pay those prices, so sell them cut Carnelians instead.

And lastly, there are the new metas. I have no idea if you can buy the cut from the JC vendor, or if they are exclusively BoE recipes. In case you can trade tokens for them, start saving now. Though it's not guaranteed that the patch will hit this Tuesday, if it does there's still time to save up four tokens (Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue). If they are exclusively drops, hop on your skinner and farm up some leather while you grind for these. If you don't have a skinner, I'm sure it won't take long for someone to find a good place to farm these. A dungeon, perhaps. I'll personally be hitting up the leather farming spot I discussed in my previous post. These metas will likely be BiS for most classes, so do what you can to get them early and make a fortune!


  1. We really did comment the same thing at nearly the same time! Just 16 minutes apart ^_^
    From the patch notes it doesn't seem you'll be able to buy the recipe from the vendor, unless they change their minds (I surely hope they won't).
    If they're a world drop campering the AH could be the best way to get these, but it all depend on where and how they'll be put in the game.
    Let's hope in some luck!

  2. Yeah, I'm really feeling the loss of TUJ right now. Camping the AH is probably what I'll do, but it would be so nice to try to farm it, and just get an email when someone else posts it!