Eye of the Black Prince

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  • Eye of the Black Prince
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Use: Add a prismatic socket to a Sha-Touched weapon or Armament of the Thunder King.
  • "The socket seethes, almost with an intelligence of its own."

Eye of the Black Prince adds a prismatic socket to any Sha-Touched weapon.

In Patch 5.2, an Eye can be attached to any weapon that drops from the Throne of Thunder,[1] in addition to the previous nine sha-touched weapons.


This item is a reward from the following quests:

Once the aforementioned quests have been completed, Commander Oxheart at Niuzao Temple in Townlong Steppes will sell replacements.


  • It is possible for characters that have dual wield to use the eye on both of the sha-touched equipped weapons.
  • This socket can NOT be applied to weapons introduced in the Siege of Orgrimmar.

Patches and hotfixes

  • MoP Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Can now be used to apply a prismatic socket on Reborn weapons.
  • Hotfix (2013-01-08): "Commander Oxheart in Townlong Steppes will now sell Crystallized Dread, Crystallized Terror, Crystallized Horror, and Eye of the Black Prince for gold to players that have completed the appropriate quest lines."
  • MoP Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Added.


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Bashiok 2013-02-11. Preparing to Kill a King. Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved on 2013-02-11.

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