Gnomish Universal Remote

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Orc engineer with Gnomish Universal Remote

Gnomish Universal Remote has a chance to allow the user to control a mechanical mob for 60 seconds. If it fails it either stuns the target for a short amount of time or causes a high amount of threat. It is similar to [Mind Control], although it's limited to Mechanical Targets.


This small bronze contraption bears numerous knobs, dials, pointers, winding thinkings and whirring gizmos. A competent user can take control of constructs, both mechanical and magical, from a distance - if he's lucky. Even the gnomes aren't sure why this collection of bronze, oils, and semiprecious stones works. Gnomish engineering at its finest.[1]


This item is created with Engineering (125); taught by  [Schematic: Gnomish Universal Remote].

Materials required:
Inv ingot bronze.png 6x [Bronze Bar] Inv gizmo 02.png 1x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo]
Inv drink 07.png 2x [Flask of Oil] Inv misc gem opal 03.png 1x [Tigerseye]
Inv misc gem emerald 03.png 1x [Malachite]


  • Despite the name, Gnomish Engineering specialization is not required to make or use this item.
  • Extremely useful in Gnomeregan and when facing other Mechanical monsters.
  • At one time it was possible to control Fel Reavers in Hellfire Peninsula and other 25-man raid content, but this has since been nerfed. Not very useful for the end-game content.
  • Hunters must dismiss their pet before using this if you want to actually control the mob. Otherwise, you get 'You already control a summoned pet' and it attacks.

Patches and hotfixes

  • The Burning Crusade Hotfix (2007-02-20): "Mechanical bosses are now immune to the Gnomish Universal Remote."
  • The Burning Crusade Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.


  1. ^ Arthaus. World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, 215. ISBN 9781588467812. 

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