Runecarver

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For the skeletons in Oribos, see Runecarver.
NeutralRunecarver
Image of Runecarver
Gender Male
Race Unknown (Humanoid)
Level 60
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Runecarver's Oubliette, Torghast, Tower of the Damned
Runecarving.

The Runecarver is located in Torghast, Tower of the Damned. Using [Soul Ash], this master smith can help the Maw Walker craft powerful pieces of legendary equipment.

Biography

The Runecarver was imprisoned in Torghast long ago and no longer remembers his life before he was a prisoner. His designs were extracted from him and used for the Mawsworn army. He was forced against his will by the Jailer to craft Frostmourne and the Helm of Domination, referred to by Zovaal as the "vessels of Domination".[1][2]

Quests

After reaching max level, choosing a covenant, and completing the first chapter of the covenant campaign, players are directed to Torghast. There, they will discover a mysterious key that unlocks the way to the Runecarver. Once players manage to release one of the Runecarver's hands, players are granted the ability to craft Shadowlands legendaries.

  1. N [60] Deep Within AvailablequestActivequest
  2. N [60] Reawakening AvailablequestActivequest
  3. N [60] A Damned Pact Availablequest
  4. N [60] The Weak Link Activequest
  5. N [60] Ashes of the Tower AvailablequestActivequest
  6. N [60] The Final Pieces AvailablequestActivequest
  7. N [60] The Vessels of the Thread Availablequest

Legendary crafting

To craft a legendary, players will need a base item from one of the production professions (Tailoring, Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, or Jewelcrafting), two missives crafted with Inscription, Soul Ash, and a memory of the runecarver legendary recipe, which is unlocked by completing other objectives in the game (raids, PvP, mythic dungeons, etc).

Base items

Players who have Tailoring, Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, or Jewelcrafting as one of their primary professions will unlock the recipes for base items by playing max-level content. The crafted items are not soulbound, and can be traded or sold on the Auction House to other players.

Base items start at item level 190 and have four ranks, up to item level 235. Crafters can produce base items for all eight armor slots, as well as necklaces and rings. As players repeat crafts they will unlock higher ranks of the item, which require the same ingredients, but more of them.

Base items
Slot Cloth Leather Mail Plate
Head Grim-Veiled Hood Umbrahide Helm Boneshatter Helm  [Shadowghast Helm]
Shoulders Grim-Veiled Spaulders Umbrahide Pauldrons Boneshatter Pauldrons  [Shadowghast Pauldrons]
Chest Grim-Veiled Robe Umbrahide Vest Boneshatter Vest  [Shadowghast Breastplate]
Wrists Grim-Veiled Bracers Umbrahide Armguards Boneshatter Armguards  [Shadowghast Armguards]
Hands Grim-Veiled Mittens Umbrahide Gauntlets Boneshatter Gauntlets  [Shadowghast Gauntlets]
Waist Grim-Veiled Belt Umbrahide Waistguard Boneshatter Waistguard  [Shadowghast Waistguard]
Legs Grim-Veiled Pants Umbrahide Leggings Boneshatter Greaves  [Shadowghast Greaves]
Feet Grim-Veiled Sandals Umbrahide Treads Boneshatter Treads  [Shadowghast Sabatons]

Missives

Scribes create missives, which define which stats the final legendary will have. Two different missives are required to craft a legendary:

Soul Ash

Legendaries start at item level 190 (rank 1), which requires 1250 Soul Ash, and scale up to item level 235, which requires 5150.

Soul ash requirements
Rank Item level Cost
1 190 1250
2 210 2000
3 225 3200
4 235 5150

Completing Layers of Torghast, Tower of the Damned awards [Soul Ash]. The first time a layer boss is defeated, it will drop Soul Ash. In an attempt to not force players to run trivial layers, they can skip ahead to higher unlocked layers and loot the Soul Ash from all lower layers. For instance, should a player start off at Layer 4 for their first kill, the layer boss will drop 375 Soul Ash. Players can earn up to 1140 Soul Ash a week by fully clearing (through layer 8) both available wings.

Layer Ash Total
1 120 120
2 100 220
3 85 305
4 70 375
5 60 435
6 50 485
7 45 530
8 40 570

Upgrades

To upgrade legendaries to a higher rank, return with a higher-rank base item and the requisite amount of soul ash. For instance, to upgrade to rank 3 from rank 2, 1200 Soul Ash is required.

Memories of the Runecarver / Legendary powers

Players will be able to loot Memories of the Runecarver after they first unlock the runecarver in N [60] The Weak Link, which awards the achievement [The Forgotten One]. After that, players can then complete a specified objective in the game, usually killing a raid boss, completing a mythic dungeon run, or various PvP tasks.

The Adventure Guide lists all available powers and their sources.

General

General powers are usable for all classes and specs:

Death knight

Demon hunter

Druid

Hunter

Quotes

Gossip

Do I know you? You don't look familiar...

Gossip I'd like to craft a legendary item.

If the adventurer has a crafting profession

You have the look of a... crafter?

If you possess the skills, I can impart my knowledge to you of how to create the vessels to hold the rune powers.

On-click

Greetings
  • I... remember... you.
  • I will aid you as I can.
  • We must stop him.
  • I recall... so... little.
  • This place holds countless legends.
  • Fate has brought our paths together.
  • The past is a shattered mirror.
  • What have you found?
Farewell
  • Do not lose yourself to despair.
  • We walk among the fragments of memory.
  • Go carefully into the darkness.
  • Beware the Jailer's eye.
  • Safeguard your soul, mortal.
  • Within these halls lie horrors beyond imagining.

Dialogue

Main article: Deep Within#Notes
Main article: The Weak Link#Notes
Main article: Ashes of the Tower#Notes

Trivia

  • During the early Shadowlands promotion, he was referred to as the Runesage[3] and the Blacksmith.[4]

Speculation

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  • It is speculated that the Runecarver is the Primus of Maldraxxus because they are similar in appearance and are both expert blacksmiths. There do exist slight discrepancies that discredit the theory, including the fact that the Primus is depicted to have had four fingers per hand, while the Runecarver in-game model has five; nonetheless, this fact is in conflict with the original concept art, where he's indeed portrayed with four.

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