Discombobulator Ray

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  • Discombobulator Ray
  • Use: Transforms the target into a Leper Gnome, reducing its melee damage and spell power by 40 and its movement rate by 20% for 12 sec.
  • 5 Charges
  • Sell Price: 10s

The Discombobulator Ray is a cute Engineering gizmo that transforms the target into a leper gnome.

Source

This item is created with Engineering (160); taught by  [Schematic: Discombobulator Ray].

Materials required:
Inv gizmo 02.png 3x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo] Inv fabric silk 01.png 2x [Silk Cloth]
Inv misc gem stone 01.png 1x [Jade] Inv gizmo pipe 01.png 1x [Bronze Tube]

As a quest reward

It is also possible to get this item from the dungeon set upgrade quest line: N [60] The Ectoplasmic Distiller. Note that this is the *item*, not the schematic.

Notes

Instant cast, 1 min cooldown. Not entirely sure about range but at least 15-20 yards. Directly dragging it to your hotbar and using it from there DOES work.

This item used to be fairly overpowering in PVP, especially for something this easy to make. It slows the movement speed of the target by 20% and reduces their melee/spell damage by 40. The big killer was that it would even dismount mounted opponents. Not to mention the humiliation and surprise of being transformed into an ugly leper gnome. Blizzard has removed this item's ability to dismount targets, citing that it was never intended to be able to dismount players flying in Outland.

It has no player level requirement nor does it have an Engineering level requirement either (very surprised), so literally anybody can use it. It IS possible to be resisted, yet I have only seen this happen when used on a person nine levels higher than the user.

If you are on the Horde side and you manage to get the schematic, you can make quite a fortune by selling it to higher level players.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2007-02-21): "While on a flying mount players can no longer be targeted by the Poultryizer or Discombobulator Ray."
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): The Discombobulator Ray's effect has been changed: it now reduces movement speed to 80% of normal and reduces the target's damage with both spells and melee by 40. The range is now 20 yards.

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