Gnomish Shrink Ray

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Shrinking worked for most of the raid bosses too...

The Gnomish Shrink Ray is a trinket that shrinks the target reducing their attack power by 250.


This item is crafted with Gnome Engineering (205); taught by trainers.

Materials required:
Inv musket 01.png 1x [Mithril Tube] Inv battery 01.png 1x [Unstable Trigger]
Inv ingot 06.png 4x [Mithril Bar] Inv misc gem stone 01.png 2x [Jade]


As most Gnomish Engineering devices, it can backfire with the following possible effects:

  • Make the user bigger (attack power +250)
  • Make the user smaller (attack power -250)
  • Make the target bigger (same effect as above)
  • Make the user's entire party bigger
  • Make the user's entire party smaller
  • Make every attacking enemy bigger
  • Make every attacking enemy smaller
  • Give shield-wielding enemies "Improved Blocking" for 30 seconds (this shows no visible effect other than target is hit by the ray)

This item can affect a majority, if not *all* of the mobs in the game, even bosses once. It can be entertaining to see miniature raid bosses running around, but be careful, as you can grow them as well!


Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Gnomes are small creatures, and as such they have to look up at members of most other races - even the dwarves with whom they now share the tunnels of Ironforge. Most gnomes can't help but be intimidated when facing a much larger human, orc, or worst of all tauren in hand-to-hand combat. The gnomish shrink ray is the result of years of searching for a way to bring such opponents down to their size. The device looks like a series of concentric plates mounted around a central tip, surrounded by coiled truesilver wires. At the device's core is a chaos generator, which projects a specialized beam through the tip when the trigger is pulled. A gnomish shrink ray is operated like a gun, but has no ammunition and projects a lightning-like ray.[1]

Patch changes


  1. ^ White Wolf. Alliance Player's Guide, 115. ISBN 9781588467737. 

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