Any placeable object can mark terrain, but in order to be useful the marking object must be:
- Visible over a distance - in WoW, the Smoke Flare smoke column are as visible as any large object gets.
- Persistent - the Smoke Flare smoke columns persist for five minutes.
Some uses that people have come up with:
- marking locations for raids
- smoke bomb the Flag Rooms in the Warsong Gulch battleground
- props for floor shows and fashion shows
|Smoke Flare||PC Source||NPC Source||Vend Price||Quantity||Other Source|
|Engineering (335)|| Bossi Pentapiston <Engineering Supplies>
Qiff <Engineering Supplies>
Viggz Shinesparked <Engineering Supplies>
|Skyguard Pyrotechnician||10||Limited (3)|
|Engineering (335)||Qiff <Engineering Supplies>||10||Limited (3)|
|Smoke Flare Schematic||Source||Vend Price||Quantity||Bind||Reputation required|
| Feera <Engineering Supplies>
Yatheon <Engineering Supplies>
Captured Gnome <Item Repair>
Wind Trader Lathrai
|Fedryen Swiftspear <Cenarion Expedition Quartermaster>||6||Unlimited||BoP||Cenarion Expedition - Friendly|
The crafted and vended Smoke Flares do not bind, and can be bought and sold at the Auction House.
All of the Smoke Flares share a five second cooldown, including the quest item.
The Smoke Flares are cheap recipes for increasing engineering skill from 335. The White Smoke Flare is the cheapest, lacking a dye, and the White Smoke Flare schematic is the most readily available. It's skill up chance starts out at yellow at 335 and turns green at skill 345.
Unlike the Hunter ability, Smoke Flares do not influence detection.