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Lorewalkers Faction in MoP

The Lorewalkers are a pandaren faction bent on exploring the world, finding things and relics to fill out libraries. Caretakers of the mysteries of Pandaria, these brave souls roam the continent, hoping to learn from their history.

This faction is tied in to Archaeology and the lore of Mists of Pandaria. Finding various objects around the world will give you achievements and reputation with them, as well as access to various stories told by Lorewalker Cho.

Rewards

The Lorewalkers also offer some other nice rewards at their Quartermaster. You can get Restored Artifacts by completing archaeology artifacts or purchasing one for a Spirit of Harmony.

Type Name Required Rep Cost
Lorewalker’s Lodestone Exalted
Lorewalker’s Map Exalted
Mount Disc of the Red Flying Cloud Exalted 600g (Video Link)
Miscellaneous Lorewalkers Tabard Exalted 10g

Info about Quests and Achievements, Click here! Read more »

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What to Expect in Mists of Pandaria

General Changes coming to Archaeology in Mists of Pandaria

  • You are now able to survey up to six times per digsite, this went live with Patch 5.0.4.
  • There will be two new races to solve for, the Pandaren and the Mogu.
  • You won’t want to vendor the new artifacts, as they only sell for 1g. Instead, you use them to create a Restored Artifact.
  • Restored Artifacts can be used to purchase crates that contain 5-9 fragments for the non Pandaria races, as well as two other items.
  • Occasionally an Ancient Haunt will spawn after finding artifact fragments. They rarely drop a Mogu or Pandaren keystone and always drop ~7 fragments
  • There are now some daily quests for Archaeology
  • You can find Pristine versions of artifacts and put them on display

Pristine Artifacts

Pristine Artifacts are rarely gained from solving a common artifact. These items give you a quest which is turned in at the Seat of Knowledge. These quests add the artifact to your phased collection, similar to the way the Lorewalker’s bookshelf works.

Turning in the quest gives you 3 x Restored Artifact and 1 x Mogu Statue Piece or Pandaren Pottery Shard.

Restored Artifact currency is used to buy Fragments of any race and also some other items such as:


New Rare Items

There are four new rare items to be found in Mists of Pandaria, three of which are level 85+ gear!

 Quilen Statuette (Mogu)

 Anatomical Dummy (Mogu)

Umbrella of Chi-Ji (Pandaren)

 Spear of Xuen (Pandaren)

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5.0.4 Changes to Archaeology

The pre-expansion patch has been live since Tuesday and 5.0.4 has brought some changes. For anyone who has been out surveying, you will have noticed there are now more Surveys per Archaeology site!

Players are now able to Survey Six times, up from three, per Dig Site location on your map!

This stealth buff is most welcomed, although some are reporting a decline in keystone droprates too.

Note: Archy now has a (beta addon version) update for 5.0.4 / Download via Curse


Some notes for the upcoming Expansion:

  • Will be no Archaeology Fragment Reset in Mists of Pandaria (Source)
  • Reports are that Pre-MoP Races will not give any skill-ups past 525
  • Some of these new factions have Archaeology Dailys in MoP
  • More info coming soon!
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Patch 4.3 for Archaeologists

The Hour of Twilight is here and we have a few confirmed changes for Archaeology. (Patch Notes)

What was previewed on the PTR came through to live, tracking archaeology sites via minimap.

Archaeology areas of interest will now show on the mini-map, in addition to the World Map.

Also: Archaeology fragments will now be 5-9 per dig (at max-level), with three digs per site as usual. This is great for new and old Archaeologists to make money off of the grey items and to help finish up the rares you’re missing.


Below is a side by side comparison of the World Map and the new MiniMap Feature.

WorldMap Minimap

The minimap needs NO Addons anymore for tracking archaeology sites now. But it’s still nice to have certain features from Addons like Archy for right click surveying and tracking your projects.

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ZG Boss Unlock (Edge of Madness) Patch 4.1

Not much news to report lately but we finally have something about patch 4.1.0 (currently on PTR).

Archaeology and Edge of Madness in Patch 4.1

I don’t have any specifics to share at the moment, save for one I think is cool. Those with the appropriate Archaeology skill will be able to unlock one of four additional bosses (chosen randomly) for their group in Zul’Gurub. These bosses were previously known as part of the Edge of Madness. The four bosses will share some loot, but also have some loot unique to each of them. (Source:Zarhym)

 

Who are these bosses? If you don’t remember then a quick look at Wowpedia reveals them as: Gri’lek, Renataki, Hazza’rah, and Wushoolay. Below are there level 60 version ZG mugshots:

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Undocumented 4.0.6 Changes

Along with the official patch notes, there are some other (undocumented) changes with this patch!


-> Updates 2/10 –  Thanks to our wonderful commenters (and emails), here’s an update:

Tol’vir Sites added in 4.0.6 (Uldum)

  • River Delta Digsite
  • Cursed Landing Digsite
  • Keset Pass Digsite
  • Akhenet Fields Digsite
  • Obelisk of the Stars Digsite
  • Sahket Wastes Digsite
  • Schnottz’s Landing

Nerubian Sites added in 4.0.6 (Northrend)

  • Pit of Fiends Digsite (Icecrown)
  • Sands of Nasam (Borean Tundra)

Nerubian Sites added in 4.0.6 (Eastern Plaguelands)

  • Terrorweb Tunnel Digsit
  • Plaguewood Digsite

Dig Addon Archy is on the fritz right now, it is broken currently, watchout for an update soon by the author.

Dig You can now solve projects while mounted (mixed player reports).

Dig Nerubian Fragments are being found in Plaguewood, EPL.   Map: 13, 21 (Thanks Shasta!)

Dig Additional Tol’vir digsite has been added at Akhenet Fields in Uldum.

~ Dig Sites will be updated online (website) soon! ~


Example of new Dig Sites

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