Parachute Cloak

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Parachute Cloak is a cloak that can reduce your fall speed for 10 seconds. It requires Engineering to craft and use. It is often used by twinks due to it not having a minimum required level.

Source

This item is created with Engineering (225); taught by  [Schematic: Parachute Cloak], a world drop.

Materials required:
Inv fabric mageweave 03.png 4x [Bolt of Mageweave] Spell nature web.png 2x [Shadow Silk]
Inv battery 01.png 1x [Unstable Trigger] Inv misc powder black.png 4x [Solid Blasting Powder]

Notes

  • Be careful when parachuting a long distance. If you activate the cloak too early, the slow fall effect will end while you are still too far off the ground.
  • Essentially the same as the mage spell [Slow Fall] and similar to the priest spell [Levitate]; it completely mitigates fall damage for the duration of the buff. The difference is, the cloak's duration is shorter and does not require a reagent.
  • Can be used to take shortcuts such as jumping into Un'Goro Crater. Another example would be parachuting over the lava when doing the quest Attunement to the Core. It can potentially even be used to access areas that were not meant to be reached by players.
  • Can be used to escape from enemy players or mobs by jumping off high cliffs. Alternately, you can ambush enemy players by dropping onto them, a tactic that can occasionally be useful in battlegrounds.
  • Can be used to avoid one of the unpleasant backfire effects of the  [Ultrasafe Transporter: Gadgetzan], that of unintended vertical displacement.
  • Has a 30 seconds cooldown
  • Can be Disenchanted.
  • The parachute cloak cannot be used to get the "Going Down?" achievement.
  • The Tinkering abilities  [Flexweave Underlay] and  [Springy Arachnoweave] largely make this obsolete at higher levels of engineering, as they allow any cloak to gain the parachute ability, and for a longer duration.

Background

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

The Parachute Cloak is a human invention. This wraparound cloak is a simple and useful invention. If the wearer begins to fall, the cloak immediately unfolds into a huge parachute, slowing his descent to safe speeds - at least, for a few seconds.[1]

Patches and hotfixes

  • Hotfix (2011-03-16): " [Flexweave Underlay], Parachute Cloak, and various rocket boot effects can no longer be used in rated Battlegrounds."
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Can no longer be used when the character is already on the ground.

References

  1. ^ Alliance Player's Guide, pg. 100, 120

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