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Insider Trader: Professions 2.3 -- The Way I Are

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What's in store for your profession in patch 2.3? Without further ado, Insider Trader is here to update you on what craftspeople should be looking out for, now on the test realm. (Sure, you could read the official PTR patch notes -- but then you wouldn't get links to all our helpful posts at WoW Insider!)

The big news for professions, of course, is the new engineering mounts. Now that the mats list for these sweet little rides is out, we know you're all revving your engines to get those last engineering skill points. Early next week, we'll run a special engineering leveling guide with some inside advice on that brutal stretch of leveling from 300 to 375.

Until then, here are the collected notes for profession changes in patch 2.3.

PTR Patch 2.3 Notes
Professions
You can now control-click on a recipe to see how the item that is made by that recipe will look on you in the dressing room.
Alchemy
Added a sound for when a cauldron is created.
Blacksmithing
A new world drop recipe for an Adamantite Weapon Chain has been added. This new weapon chain both reduces disarm duration and increases parry rating.
Cooking
Daily cooking quests are now available from The Rokk in Shattrath City! In addition to gold, you can receive random cooking reagents and new recipes as a reward for completing these quests.
Enchanting
Duration of wizard and mana oils created by enchanters has been increased.
Engineering
Engineers can now create incredible new flying machines! Find Niobe Whizzlespark in Shadowmoon Valley to learn these fantastic new plans. Keep reading for more updates on engineering mount materials.
Plans for a new Field Repair Bot are rumored to belong to a select few Gan'arg Analyzers in Blade's Edge Mountains. The new bots will sell reagents and supplies -- a real convenience for raiders who want to stay afield for longer stretches of time during the raiding week.
Fishing
Fishermen and women can now track fishing nodes. This ability is learned from a journal sometimes found in crates obtained through fishing.
New fish can now be caught in Zul'Aman and Deadwind Pass. Recipes for preparing these new fish are obtained through the daily cooking quests.
Fishing difficulty reduced for some areas in Nagrand.
Herbalism
Picking herbs will no longer cause effects on items to trigger.
Jewelcrafting
A new skyfire meta gem recipe can be obtained from the Coilskar Siren of Shadowmoon Valley. This new meta gem increases critical strike rating and critical strike damage with spells.
Leatherworking
Stylin' hats no longer require Zhevra leather.
Greatly increased the radius of the Drums of Battle, Drums of Restoration, Drums of Speed, and Drums of War.
Removed the casting time from the Drums of Battle, Drums of Restoration, Drums of Speed, and Drums of War.
Slightly increased the radius of Drums of Panic.
Reduced the casting time of Drums of Panic and added a global cooldown equal to the casting time.
Drums of Speed and Drums of Restoration are no longer world drop recipes, and can now be obtained from the Mag'har and Kurenai faction vendors with revered standing.
A new recipe is available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers to create glove reinforcements, providing a substantial armor bonus. Reinforcements are a permanent enchantment and cannot be placed with other permanent enchantments.
New recipes are available from Grand Master leatherworking trainers to make 20 slot quivers and ammo pouches.
New recipes are available from the Honor Hold, Thrallmar, and Lower City quartermasters to create 24 slot quivers and ammo pouches.
Mining
Mining will no longer cause effects on items to trigger.
Also
Items with Metagems in them will now display the gems required to activate the metagem and whether those requirements have been met on the item tooltip.

Engineers -- stay tuned
Stay tuned for a special Insider Trader early next week, when we'll round up some of the best tips for leveling Engineering from 300 to 375. We'll have you ready for your Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control in no time!

Insider Trader's Lisa Poisso is a writer and editor, when she's not gleefully selling off spare Fel Iron bars to engies gathering mats for their engineering mounts. (All at fair prices! I swear, I swear!)

Filed under: Herbalism, Fishing, Mining, Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Cooking, Engineering, Leatherworking, Enchanting, Patches, Jewelcrafting, Insider Trader (Professions)

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