The new gathering profession abilities were undocumented in the patch notes
, but they are definitely live in Patch 3.0.2
. I was very pleased to discover that my Herbalist Druid
has a new self heal and that my Skinner Rogue and Miner Paladin also had some unexpected goodies. Over the summer, Blizzard experimented with some abilities for all of the professions
but all that are live in the patch are the ones for the gathering professions
. At least Mixology is trainable, and other ones may be available, though undocumented in the patch notes. This will be covered in a later post.
Each ability can be found in your Spellbook under the General Skills tab. They have 6 ranks, with 5 being the maximum you are able to achieve before Wrath of the Lich King
. The first rank is acquired with Journeyman or the skill of 75 and scales with your profession's rank. So, for example, a Master Herbalist will have Rank 5 of Lifeblood. Details for each ability are after the break.
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