Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Manual: Heavy Frostweave Bandage 2/8/10

I went to Zul'Drak today to see if I could get Manual: Heavy Frostweave Bandage to drop while Brieanna was still level 73. I couldn't get any quests there so I just killed the same mobs that dropped it for Wranngar and Gomorra. I wasn't having any luck, I killed about a dozen mobs with no drop. While I was killing mobs there I leveled to 74 and was able to grab some quests. I went right back to the same spot and started killing mobs again and got it on my 3rd kill.

This dropped for all 3 of my characters now at Rageclaw Den around 33,64, which is South of Light's Breach in Zul'drak, there is a pretty high drop rate for it, around 20%. This is a BoP book so the only way you are going to get it is if it drops for you. From what I gather, from personal experience and reading up on it, you need to be at least level 74 and have at least 390 first aid skill to get it to drop, Brieanna's first aid skill was 402 at the time.

If anyone heads out there after reading this post and gets it to drop, or has had it drop there, let us know how it worked out for you.

Knights of the Ebon Blade and Sons of Hodir Daily Quests 2/8/10

I did my daily's for the Knights of the Ebon Blade and The Sons of Hodir again today, I am starting to get burned out on daily's. I will be able to get Brieanna her 300 riding skill tomorrow along with a swift flying mount so it is all worthwhile though. It is costing me 5,095 gold for 300 riding skill and the swift flying mount. I did these daily's on both Wranngar and Gomorra today.

I did the Knights of the Ebon Blade first like I always do. This had me heading out to the Shadow Vault to pick up Leave Our Mark, Vile Like Fire! and Shoot 'Em Up, then over to Death's Rise to get From Their Corpses, Rise!, No Fly Zone and Intelligence Gathering. These take me about 20 minutes from the time I first land there until I am flying out again. I make between 66g15s to 79g38s on each depending on whether or not I turn in Intelligence Gathering. I also make about 10-15 gold each on drops I get doing these. The Documents you need to collect for Intelligence Gathering have a very poor drop rate so I usually only end up handing that one in once a week or so.

From there I was off to do my daily's for The Sons of Hodir. The ones I do for them are Blowing Hodir's Horn, Hot and Cold, Polishing the Helm, Spy Hunter and Feeding Arngrim. These also take me about 20 minutes on each from the time I land until I am flying out again. I make 66g15s on each from these plus whatever drops I get which usually run about 10-15 gold each.

The Kalu'ak Daily's 2/8/10

I have been doing the daily's for The Kalu'ak the last few days on Brieanna so I can get her reputation to exalted with them and buy the Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole. I am about 1/3 of the way through revered now so I need to do the daily's for a while to get exalted. I got a nice new fishing pole for her today from the daily fishing quest in Dalaran, a Bone Fishing Pole, with +30 to fishing skill, but I really like the look of the Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole and want that too.

The ones I do for The Kalu'ak are Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Future and The Way to His Heart.... I also had to do a bunch of other quests to get my reputation to where it is now, they got me to revered.

Daily Fishing - Monsterbelly Appetite 2/8/10

Today Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran, had Monsterbelly Appetite for us for the daily fishing. I was not sure if Brieanna would be able to do this one with her level of fishing but I decided to give it a try and it worked out well. I also did it on Wranngar and Gomorra.

This had me taking the flight path to Unu'pe in the Borean Tundra. Once I landed at the flight point I flew out to sea in a southeasterly direction to the icebergs you can see out there. I flew around until I found a school of Deepsea Monsterbelly, then got to fishing. I got my Bloated Monsterbelly on each of them in a few casts, it went really fast today. I didn't see anyone else around the three times I was out there. When I had my Bloated Monsterbelly I opened it up and got out the Severed Arm I was after.

I hearthed back and went to see Olisarra the Kind, (36,37) the Grand Master First Aid Trainer in the Magus Commerce Exchange in Dalaran. She is going to attempt to reunite the arm with the fisherman who lost it. This is the only daily fishing quest that does not get handed back in to Marcia. Olisarra was pretty happy to see the arm and gave us each a Bag of Fishing Treasures.

Today Wranngar's Bag of Fishing Treasures had 7g9s87c, a Glow Worm and a Whale Statue which I sold to a vendor for 11 gold. Not a great day of fishing for Wrann but not a bad one either.

Gomorra's Bag of Fishing Treasures had 10g28s25c, a Glow Worm and a Diamond-tipped Cane. Gom has seen better days.

Brieanna made out really well today. Really, really well. Her Bag of Fishing Treasures had 7g80s91c, 3 Elixirs of Water Walking, a Worthless Piece of Green Glass, a Runed Stormjewel, that I sold on the auction house for 150 gold, and a Bone Fishing Pole. I had never seen one before and I didn't even know you could get it for a fishing reward. The Bone Fishing Pole has +30 to fishing skill just like the Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole and Jeweled Fishing Pole plus some other stats. Brieanna is just cleaning up on these daily fishing quests :). Needless to say I equipped that to replace Nat's Lucky Fishing Pole with it's +25 to fishing skill.

Convention at the Legerdemain - Daily Cooking 2/8/10

Today when I went to see Katherine Lee (41,65), the Grand Master Cooking Trainer in the kitchen of A Hero's Welcome, she had Convention at the Legerdemain for me again. I did it on Wranngar, Gomorra and Brieanna today. Another 12 pieces of Chilled Meat.

This one had me running over to the bank first to grab the 4 pieces of Chilled Meat I needed to make the 4 Northern Stew this recipe calls for. Then I was off to One More Glass for a Jug of Wine. I found them all over the place today, outside, upstairs and downstairs. Once I had the Stew and Jug of Wine, I headed over to deliver them to Arille Azuregaze, the bartender at The Legerdemain.

Today he gave Wranngar 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 4 Northern Spices and 4 Old Spices in it, not a bad haul for Wrann.

He gave Gomorra 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 3 Northern Spices and another Dalaran Cooking Award in it, a pretty good day for Gom too.

Brieanna got 4g10s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 2 Northern Spices, 4 Old Spices, 4 Baby Spice and another Dalaran Cooking Award in it, a pretty good haul for Brieanna today too. That gave her 10 Dalaran Cooking Awards so she got an achievement for that.