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Clarification on upcoming Engineering changes in 3.2

Hot on the heels of yesterday's great news about Engineering in Patch 3.2, Community Manager Zarhym has clarified a number of changes and what they mean for Engineers.

The first clarification was for those concerned about how to acquired the schematic for Jeeves, the new multitalented robot butler. The list of changes indicated that the schematic could be acquired from "inside" another Northrend mechanical. Zarhym expounded when pressed about it:

Just to clarify, the Jeeves schematic has a chance to be "skinned" by engineers off of any level 70+ mechanical units. The drop rate starts incredibly low, but increases substantially based on the level and difficulty of the mechanical unit. So Ulduar bosses that can be "skinned" by engineers have a much better chance of dropping the schematic than lower-level mechanical units found in Northrend.

That's great news! It's available for non-raiders at (Zarhym says) a very reasonable drop rate, but since raiders will get the most use out of it, mechanical raid bosses are much more likely to drop it than a mechagnome in Borean Tundra.

Following that, he also announced a number of changes, which are listed after the break.


Based feedback to the thread, the following changes are coming about the the Engineering plan:

  • World Enlarger: Cooldown is now 15 minutes, down from 1 hour.
  • Mind Amplification Dish: A passive bonus of 45 stamina has been added to this tinker.
  • Nitro Boosts: Passive bonus is now 24 critical strike rating.
  • Frag Belt: The cooldown is now 6 minutes, down from 10 minutes.

Engineers, be sure to post your feedback regarding these changes in the thread I linked above, and you may see more changes as the 3.2 PTR marches on.


Patch 3.2 will bring about a new 5, 10, and 25 man instance to WoW, and usher in a new 40-man battleground called the Isle of Conquest. WoW.com will have you covered every step of the way, from extensive PTR coverage through the official live release. Check out WoW.com's Guide to Patch 3.2 for all the latest!

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