MoP Beta Files: Prospecting Trillium

I'm really surprised no one has asked me about this yet, but nonetheless I have endeavored to provide an answer. It's pretty difficult to build up a stash of trillium ore, over the past month I've only managed to get a few stacks of it. Meanwhile I've probably collected over 1000 ghost iron ore. But, I saved what little I found in case I needed it to level professions At this point I haven't used it - so I thought I'd do a bit of testing with prospecting.

I only had 2 stacks of black trillium and one stack of white. They seem to have similar, if not the same, prospecting tables. Here's what came out of them:

3 stacks of trillium ore:

14 uncommon gems (3 purple, 2 yellow, 2 red, 4 orange, 2 blue, 1 green)
13 rare gems (4 purple, 4 yellow, 1 red, 4 orange)
21 sparkling shards (2.1 serpent's eye)

It seems pretty clear from this sample that the drop rate for rare gems is much higher than for ghost iron ore. Unfortunately this isn't a great sample size in terms of statistical analysis, but I hope it's enough to give you number crunchers an idea of what trillium will be like.

Feel free to leave questions/comments below!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info! :D
    I keep checking for new posts, can't wait for your Mining/Herbing part 2 ^^
    Keep up the awesome work!
    Mel

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  2. I couldn't bring myself to prospecting trillium... was too rare for me on beta.. and given your results I still wouldn't do it... not unless they bloody up the spawn rates of the stuff. All the trillium I found I smelted into bars to Xmute to Living Steel.

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    1. Heh, I felt the same way you did for a good while. But now we're in the last week of testing and I really didn't need it for anything else. I decided the best use I could get from it at this point was to prospect and share some stats.

      This actually turned out helpful for me because I'm also madly researching the rare JC gem recipes. But I keep running out of rare gems! So this helped beef up my stash for a few more days :)

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  3. I've gotten similar results with ghost iron ore, however, out of 10 prospects I've gotten 4 green gems and no blue gems. Earlier prospecting, though not analyzed, was very similar (I've gotten a number of rares from it).

    Yes, I need more data, but does trillium ore give more gems of some kind or not? Because as of now, I don't see a reason to prospect trillium ore.

    Thanks.

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  4. I've gotten similar results with ghost iron ore, however, out of 10 prospects I've gotten 4 green gems and no blue gems. Earlier prospecting, though not analyzed, was very similar (I've gotten a number of rares from it).

    Yes, I need more data, but does trillium ore give more gems of some kind or not? Because as of now, I don't see a reason to prospect trillium ore.

    Thanks.

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