5.2 Jewelcrafting Patterns

Per suggestion from a reader on my last post, I decided to tackle the new Jewelcrafting recipes this weekend. The choice of where to farm for these recipes is somewhat limited because my JC is only level 87. This seemed like a good chance to try some of the early zones and see what kind of luck I might have.

My first stop was in Valley of the Four Winds. I went for the mantid on the western edge of the zone. Based on my fuzzy head-math (aka keeping mental track of kills) I got the recipe for Serpent's Heart in about 14 kills. That's pretty decent considering the level of the mobs. Also, this recipe is still yellow at 600 skill. It might be an interesting addition to the leveling process for those who haven't capped their JC skill yet.



Next I thought I'd hit the Arboretum in Jade Forest, a zone that any 85 alt should be able to handle. I just killed orchard wasps around the area and I got the recipe for Primal Diamond in 20 kills. For me this pretty much confirms the likelihood of a Pandaria "world drop" designation for these items. This recipe is also yellow at 600 skill and may be useful for generating skill ups while leveling.



I went ahead and tried making both recipes to see if there were any weird caveats to them. The primal diamond recipe is not on a cooldown (presumably because it uses SoH) but it does require an anvil. Kind of annoying since we don't rely on anvils for other JC items. The Serpent's Heart recipe is on a daily CD and also requires an anvil. My mystery heart package contained one Primordial Ruby.

I'll keep playing around with the Serpent's Heart and get a better idea of the output. If I see anything interesting I'll post an update. If you have any questions on these two recipes, feel free to share them in the Comments!

UPDATE: Day 2 Serpent's Heart = 1x Vermilion Onyx, Day 3 Serpent's Heart = Imperial Amethyst, Day 4 Serpent's Heart = Imperial Amethyst, Day 5 = Sun's Radiance + Design: Jade Owl!!, Day 6 = Sun's Radiance, Day 7 = Vermilion Onyx, Day 8 = Sun's Radiance, Day 9 = Primal Diamond, Day 10 = Wild Jade, Day 11 = River's Heart, Day 12 = Imperial Amethyst, Day 13 = Vermilion Onyx.
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  2. TYVM!

    This is hopeful because my JC got to 90 without seeing most of the PD design's drop. Hopefully these will not be as rare. As a cynic, there is also the possibility these are PTR drop rates to enable testers to see them sooner.

    I am looking forward to seeing the output of the Serpent's Heart. I.e., what is the value of the JC c/d.

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    1. Considering how close we are to patch 5.2, I don't think the drop rates will end up changing.

      Day 2 Serpent's Heart contains 1 Vermilion Onyx.

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    2. Hi Hagu,
      I don't know if this is relevant, but I found that PD drops were not common for me in questing, but were dropping nearly every run in 5 person instances.

      Cheers

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    3. Same for me, I've only gotten my JC/rogue into a few MoP instances, but she's gotten a meta recipe almost every time. I've also seen guildies bring in a JC alt and get a drop. I believe the only instances I've run is Jade Temple and the Brewery.

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  3. mere trivia but the carnelian spike still requires an anvil - annoying, as that is how my carnelians go to meet their fate via vendoring.

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  4. Not to rain on your parade, but my JC is still 85, and got 2 primal diamonds doing the intro (per honeydew village) quests

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  5. Thx all! After I went through there, I read about people tagging the never-end spawn stream outside pearl village for some hours to get them. I had not considered the 5-man idea. (/grumble typical MoP) I am not sure I want recipes badly enough to do group content though.

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    1. The only groups I've done have been alt dungeons with my guild. Any chance you get to run with friends is worth taking. I've also wondered if it would be worth creating a RID crafter's group but I'm not sure if that's a viable idea or not.

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    2. My experience is the best times in WoW are grouping with friends and the worst are pugging.

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    3. Agreed, I avoid pugs as much as I can!

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  6. Thx for the ongoing results; It will be interesting to see if it only drops "good" i.e. usuable for PD, gems. Because turning 30g worth of SE into a 10g blue/yellow gem would be disappointing.

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    1. So far I have gotten one yellow in the container, but I also got one of the recipes for the JC pets! If you don't have those yet, I think the loss of SE may be worth it for a chance at pet recipes :)

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    2. Another yellow. But I certainly agree that the chance for the pet is more than worth it. I guess that I was just confirming that this is a "nice perk" but not a mint to cause people to create several like alchemists in LK or the alchemist/inscription alts of MoP.

      I originally thought it was
      http://www.wowhead.com/item=21748 figurine jade owl, much less interesting.

      Thx for all your efforts! Any further info on BS & the forge; will non-legendary crafting alt blacksmiths be able to use it? And is the engineering stabilized lightning source another of these drops? And it does not have a c/d?

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    3. Still working on the forge for BS/EG but so far I've been unable to learn anything new. I suspect that Blacksmiths who are not capped will be locked from getting to the Isle of Thunder. Access is via automated quest that pops up at the Shrine. It's very likely that this won't happen if you are under level 90.

      Still nothing on the stabilized lightning thing, my Engineer is there and doing the scenarios but she hasn't found anything helpful yet.

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