Augment

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An augment is a special enchant-granting item that does not require the services of an enchanter to apply. Augments are available from a number of sources, including quests, faction quartermasters, blacksmiths, engineers, leatherworkers, and tailors.

Augments and enchantments do not stack. Applying any enchant, either from an augment item or enchanter, will overwrite any previous enchantment. Temporary effects like rogue poisons, oils, sharpening stones and shaman spells will not erase a permanent augment or enchantment.

Augments by slot

Type Slots Expansion
Inscriptions Shoulder The Burning Crusade Wrath of the Lich King Cataclysm Mists of Pandaria
Armor kits Varies, generally head, legs, hands and feet WoW Icon update.png The Burning Crusade Wrath of the Lich King Cataclysm Mists of Pandaria
Spellthread Legs The Burning Crusade Wrath of the Lich King Cataclysm Mists of Pandaria
Lesser Arcanum Head, Legs WoW Icon update.png
Zul'Gurub Head, Legs WoW Icon update.png
Guards Head, Legs WoW Icon update.png
Mantles Shoulder WoW Icon update.png
Fishing Line  [Fishing Pole] WoW Icon update.png The Burning Crusade
Scope Ranged Weapon
Weapon Chains Melee Weapon
Spurs Feet
Shield Spike Shield

Inscriptions

Not to be confused with the primary profession Inscription, introduced in Patch 3.0.2, Echoes of Doom.

Mists of Pandaria

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Shoulder inscriptions are now made by the Inscription profession. Unlike previous expansions, there is no longer a faction that awards them at a certain reputation level, like Sons of Hodir or Therazane. This was done to avoid forcing all endgame-focused players to grind reputation with that faction.

Scribes can also create augments that they can used themselves that has extra stats.

Rare Epic BoP
Item Stats Item Stats Item Stats
 [Crane Wing Inscription] +120 Intellect +80 Critical strike  [Greater Crane Wing Inscription] +200 Intellect +100 Critical strike  [Secret Crane Wing Inscription] +520 Intellect +100 Critical strike
 [Tiger Fang Inscription] +120 Strength +80 Critical strike  [Greater Tiger Fang Inscription] +200 Strength +100 Critical strike  [Secret Tiger Fang Inscription] +520 Strength +100 Critical strike
 [Tiger Claw Inscription] +120 Agility +80 Critical strike  [Greater Tiger Claw Inscription] +200 Agility +100 Critical strike  [Secret Tiger Claw Inscription] +520 Agility +100 Critical strike
 [Ox Horn Inscription] +180 Stamina +80 Dodge  [Greater Ox Horn Inscription] +300 Stamina +100 Dodge  [Secret Ox Horn Inscription] +750 Stamina +100 Dodge

Cataclysm

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Cataclysm inscriptions are shoulder enchant items rewarded from high level reputation status with Therazane in Deepholm. All inscriptions require level 85, can only be placed on items you own (they cannot be applied through the Trade window), and will soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied. All inscriptions cost 75g before any factional discounts.

Honored Exalted
Item Stats Item Stats
 [Lesser Inscription of Charged Lodestone] +30 Intellect +20 Haste  [Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone] +50 Intellect +25 Haste
 [Lesser Inscription of Jagged Stone] +30 Strength +20 Critical strike  [Greater Inscription of Jagged Stone] +50 Strength +25 Critical strike
 [Lesser Inscription of Shattered Crystal] +30 Agility +20 Mastery  [Greater Inscription of Shattered Crystal] +50 Agility +25 Mastery
 [Lesser Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz] +45 Stamina +20 Dodge  [Greater Inscription of Unbreakable Quartz] +75 Stamina +25 Dodge

Northrend

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

Northrend inscriptions are shoulder enchant items rewarded from high level reputation status with the Sons of Hodir in Storm Peaks. All inscriptions require level 80, can only be placed on items you own (they cannot be applied through the Trade window), and will soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied. The lesser inscriptions cost 75g and the greater inscriptions cost 100g before any factional discounts.

Honored Exalted
Item Stats Item Stats
 [Lesser Inscription of the Axe] +30 Attack Power +10 Critical Strike  [Greater Inscription of the Axe] +40 Attack Power +15 Critical Strike
 [Lesser Inscription of the Crag] +18 Spell Power +10 Spirit  [Greater Inscription of the Crag] +24 Spell Power +16 Spirit
 [Lesser Inscription of the Pinnacle] +15 Dodge +10 Parry  [Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle] +20 Dodge +22 Stamina
 [Lesser Inscription of the Storm] +18 Spell Power +10 Critical Strike  [Greater Inscription of the Storm] +24 Spell Power +15 Critical Strike

Also available are PvP-based inscriptions from Wintergrasp vendors for a cost of 50 Honor Points each:

Item Stats
 [Inscription of Dominance] +23 Spell power +15 Resilience
 [Inscription of Triumph] +40 Attack power +15 Resilience

Outland

The Burning Crusade This section concerns content related to The Burning Crusade.

Inscriptions grant enchants to shoulder armor. They are purchased from Aldor and Scryer vendors in their respective banks in Shattrath City.  [Inscription of Endurance] is also available from Apprentice Darius outside Karazhan through The Violet Eye reputation. For the Aldor/Scryer inscriptions, uncommon inscriptions can be purchased for 2 tokens, rare greater inscriptions cost 8 tokens. Tokens are obtained by turning in  [Fel Armament] (Aldor) or  [Arcane Tome] (Scryer) to the corresponding NPC in Shattrath. Inscriptions require level 64 and honored reputation with their respective faction, and greater inscriptions require level 70 and exalted. Inscriptions can only be placed on items you own (they cannot be applied through the Trade window), and will soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied.

Honored Exalted
Faction Item Stats Item Stats
Aldor  [Inscription of Warding] +13 Dodge  [Greater Inscription of Warding] +15 Dodge +15 Stamina
 [Inscription of Faith] +15 Spell Power  [Greater Inscription of Faith] +15 Intellect +10 Spirit
 [Inscription of Vengeance] +26 Attack Power  [Greater Inscription of Vengeance] +30 Attack Power +10 Critical Strike
 [Inscription of Discipline] +15 Spell Power  [Greater Inscription of Discipline] +18 Spell Power +10 Critical Strike
Scryers  [Inscription of the Knight] +13 Dodge  [Greater Inscription of the Knight] +15 Parry 10 Dodge
 [Inscription of the Oracle] +12 Spirit  [Greater Inscription of the Oracle] +10 Intellect +16 Spirit
 [Inscription of the Blade] +13 Critical Strike  [Greater Inscription of the Blade] +20 Attack Power +15 Critical Strike
 [Inscription of the Orb] +13 Critical Strike  [Greater Inscription of the Orb] +12 Spell Power +15 Critical Strike
The Violet Eye  [Inscription of Endurance] +7 All Resistance

Embroideries

Enchantment Profession-specific Source
[Lightweave Embroidery (Rank 3)] Mists of Pandaria TailoringGives a chance to increase Intellect by 580 for 15 sec when casting a spell Tailoring 550
[Darkglow Embroidery (Rank 3)] Mists of Pandaria Tailoring Gives a chance to increase Spirit by 3000 for 15 sec when you cast a spell. Tailoring 550
[Swordguard Embroidery (Rank 3)] Mists of Pandaria TailoringYour damaging melee attacks sometimes increase your attack power by 4000 for 15 sec. Tailoring 550
[Darkglow Embroidery (Rank 2)] Cataclysm Tailoring Gives a chance to increase your Spirit by 580 for 15 sec when you cast a spell. Tailoring 500
[Lightweave Embroidery (Rank 2)] Cataclysm TailoringGives a chance to increase your Intellect by 580 for 15 sec when casting a spell. Tailoring 500
[Swordguard Embroidery (Rank 2)] Cataclysm Tailoring Your damaging melee attacks sometimes increase your attack power by 1000 for 15 sec. Tailoring 500
[Darkglow Embroidery (Rank 1)] Wrath of the Lich King Tailoring Gives a chance to increase your Spirit by 250 for 15 sec when casting a spell. Tailoring 420
[Lightweave Embroidery (Rank 1)] Wrath of the Lich King TailoringGives a chance to increase your Intellect by 295 for 15 sec when casting a spell. Tailoring 420
[Swordguard Embroidery (Rank 1)] Wrath of the Lich King Tailoring Your damaging melee attacks sometimes increase your attack power by 400 for 15 sec. Tailoring 420

Arcanum

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 5.0.4.

Lore

The first arcanum that came to be were apparently created by the trolls and stolen by the high elves about 2800 years ago during the Troll Wars. The elves, well versed in the ways of magic, could not understand why the troll's weapon enchantments of voodoo were stronger than the elven magic. As a solution, they stole magic and knowledge from troll spellcasters such as Zanza and imbued them into idols to create their own enchantments against the trolls. These enchantments were called "Arcanum".[1][2]

Mists of Pandaria

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.

Head enchants were removed in patch 5.0.4.[3]

Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Cataclysm Arcana cost 150g before the faction discount. They are heirloom items and require level 85. The three primary neutral factions and the Dragonmaw Clan/Wildhammer Clan faction offer arcana at revered.

Faction Revered
Guardians of Hyjal  [Arcanum of Hyjal] +60 Intellect +35 Critical strike
Ramkahen  [Arcanum of the Ramkahen] +60 Agility +35 Haste
The Earthen Ring  [Arcanum of the Earthen Ring] +90 Stamina +35 Dodge
Dragonmaw Clan  [Arcanum of the Dragonmaw] +60 Strength +35 Mastery
Wildhammer Clan  [Arcanum of the Wildhammer] +60 Strength +35 Mastery

Northrend

Wrath of the Lich King This section concerns content related to Wrath of the Lich King.

Northrend Arcana cost either 150g before the faction discount for the faction-based arcana or 40 Stone Keeper's Shard for the arcana purchased from Wintergrasp vendors. They are all of rare quality and require level 80. The four primary neutral factions offer arcana at honored and revered (as like the primary instance factions in Burning Crusade), while the Alliance Vanguard/Horde Expedition arcana require exalted and the Wintergrasp arcana have no requirement other than control of Wintergrasp itself in order to purchase the arcanum. Arcana can only be placed on items you own (cannot be applied in the trade window), and will also soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied.

Faction Honored Revered
Argent Crusade  [Arcanum of the Fleeing Shadow] +25 Shadow resist +30 Stamina  [Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector] +37 Stamina +20 dodge
Kirin Tor  [Arcanum of the Flame's Soul] +25 Fire resist +30 Stamina  [Arcanum of Burning Mysteries] +30 Spell power +20 Critical strike
Knights of the Ebon Blade  [Arcanum of Toxic Warding] +25 Nature resist +30 Stamina  [Arcanum of Torment] +50 Attack power +20 Critical strike
Wyrmrest Accord  [Arcanum of the Eclipsed Moon] +25 Arcane resist +30 Stamina  [Arcanum of Blissful Mending] +26 Intellect +20 Spirit
Others
Alliance Vanguard  [Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator] +25 Resilience +30 Stamina
Horde Expedition  [Arcanum of the Savage Gladiator] +25 Resilience +30 Stamina
Wintergrasp vendors  [Arcanum of Dominance] +29 Spell power +20 Resilience
 [Arcanum of Triumph] +50 Attack power +20 Resilience

Outland

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Outland arcana are items that grant enchants to head armor. They are all of uncommon quality and require level 70. The reward for being Honored is +20 resistance to a specific school, while the reward for Revered is a pair of stat enchants. Each arcanum is sold for 100g before faction discounts. Arcana can only be placed on items you own (cannot be applied in the trade window), and will also soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied.

Faction Honored Revered
Honor Hold / Thrallmar  [Arcanum of Fire Warding]
 [Arcanum of Fire Warding]
+20 Fire Resistance  [Arcanum of Renewal]
 [Arcanum of Renewal]
+16 Intellect +18 Spirit
Cenarion Expedition  [Arcanum of Nature Warding] +20 Nature Resistance  [Arcanum of Ferocity] +34 Attack Power +16 Hit
Lower City  [Arcanum of Shadow Warding] +20 Shadow Resistance  [Arcanum of the Outcast] +17 Strength +16 Intellect
Sha'tar  [Arcanum of Arcane Warding] +20 Arcane Resistance  [Arcanum of Power] +22 Spell power +14 Hit
Keepers of Time  [Arcanum of Frost Warding] +20 Frost Resistance  [Arcanum of the Defender] +16 Parry +17 Dodge
Shattered Sun Offensive  [Arcanum of the Gladiator] +18 Stamina +20 Resilience

Classic

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Like the lesser arcanum, these items granted an enchant to a head or leg item. They were acquired from Libram drops in Dire Maul. The libram and various ingredients were turned in to Lorekeeper Lydros in the Dire Maul library.

Each turnin required a libram, a quest item, a  [Pristine Black Diamond] and a few Large Brilliant Shards

Arcanum Stats Libram Item Shards
 [Arcanum of Focus] +8 Spell Power  [Libram of Focus]  [Skin of Shadow] x2 4
 [Arcanum of Protection] +12 Dodge  [Libram of Protection]  [Frayed Abomination Stitching] 2
 [Arcanum of Rapidity] +10 Haste  [Libram of Rapidity]  [Blood of Heroes] x2 2

Lesser Arcanum

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a.

Lesser arcanum granted an enchant to a head or leg item. They could be acquired from Libram world drops. The libram and various ingredients were turned in to Mathredis Firestar in Burning Steppes.

Each turn-in required a libram, a  [Black Diamond], 30g and a few quest items.

Arcanum Stats Libram Items
 [Lesser Arcanum of Tenacity] +125 Armor  [Libram of Tenacity]  [Crystal Ward] x4  [Eye of Kajal]
 [Lesser Arcanum of Resilience] +20 Fire Resistance  [Libram of Resilience]  [Crystal Spire] x4  [Burning Essence]
 [Lesser Arcanum of Constitution] +100 Health  [Libram of Constitution]  [Lung Juice Cocktail]  [Night Dragon's Breath] x4
 [Lesser Arcanum of Rumination] +150 Mana  [Libram of Rumination]  [Gizzard Gum]  [Black Blood of the Tormented]
Lesser Arcanum of Voracity +8 Agility, Intellect,
Spirit, Stamina or Strength
 [Libram of Voracity]  [Crystal Force] x4  [Whipper Root Tuber] x4

Zul'Gurub

Removed from game The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a.

Leg/head class-specific augments were obtainable from Zanza the Restless in Zul'Gurub. Each augment requires:

Enchantment Class Stats
 [Animist's Caress] Druid +10 Intellect +10 Stamina +12 Spell Power
 [Falcon's Call] Hunter +10 Stamina +10 Hit +24 Attack Power
 [Presence of Sight] Mage +8 Hit +18 Spell Power
 [Syncretist's Sigil] Paladin +10 Stamina +10 Dodge +10 Intellect
 [Prophetic Aura] Priest +10 Stamina +13 Spell Power +5 mana per 5 sec
 [Death's Embrace] Rogue +12 Dodge +28 Attack power
 [Vodouisant's Vigilant Embrace] Shaman +15 Intellect +13 Spell Power
 [Hoodoo Hex] Warlock +10 Stamina +18 Spell Power
 [Presence of Might] Warrior +10 Stamina +10 Dodge +10 Parry

Guards

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Guards are augments (Ice and Shadow Guard are acquired from Argent Dawn using Scarlet Crusade Insignias) that grant a head or leg enchantment giving +10 resistance to a school of magic.

Item Stats
 [Savage Guard] +10 Nature Resistance
 [Ice Guard] +10 Frost Resistance
 [Shadow Guard] +10 Shadow Resistance

Mantles

Mantles are augments that grant a shoulder enchantment giving +5 resistance to a school of magic. Nearly all of them can be purchased for 10g after becoming Revered with the Argent Dawn and turning in 10 Valor Tokens; the exception is the Chromatic Mantle, which costs 40g and requires Exalted and 25 Valor Tokens. Mantles can only be placed on items you own, and placing one on a non-soulbound item will bind it to you.

Item Stats
 [Nature Mantle of the Dawn] +5 Nature Resistance
 [Frost Mantle of the Dawn] +5 Frost Resistance
 [Shadow Mantle of the Dawn] +5 Shadow Resistance
 [Arcane Mantle of the Dawn] +5 Arcane Resistance
 [Flame Mantle of the Dawn] +5 Fire Resistance
 [Chromatic Mantle of the Dawn] +5 Resist All

Fishing Line

 [High Test Eternium Fishing Line] grants +5 Fishing to a fishing rod. It can be acquired by catching  [Dezian Queenfish] and completing N Fishing [120] Rare Fish - Dezian Queenfish during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.

 [Spun Truesilver Fishing Line] grants +3 Fishing to a fishing rod. It is one of many possible rewards found in the Bag of Fishing Treasures from the 2.4 Daily Fishing quest.

 [Ancient Fishing Line] drops from Slithon the Last in Mac'Aree.

Weapon Chains

Weapon chains are weapon augmentations that decrease the duration of disarm effects on the wielder as well as, in one case, increase parry chance. Weapon chains are created by blacksmiths, similarly to shield spikes and spurs.

Item Stats
 [Steel Weapon Chain] 50% reduced disarm duration
 [Adamantite Weapon Chain] The Burning Crusade 50% reduced disarm duration, +15 Parry
 [Titanium Weapon Chain] Wrath of the Lich King 50% reduced disarm duration, +28 Hit
 [Pyrium Weapon Chain] Cataclysm 50% reduced disarm duration, +40 Hit
 [Living Steel Weapon Chain] Mists of Pandaria 50% reduced disarm duration, +200 Expertise

Spurs

Spurs are augmentations that are attached to feet items and increase mounted speed. At this time, there is only one form of spur;  [Mithril Spurs], which increases mounted speed by 4%. These are made by blacksmiths and since 2.4.2, do not need to be attached by blacksmiths.

See also

References