Since I had so much fun participating in the Fishing Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth a while ago, I thought about suggesting one that highlights another profession I love, so here’s my take on Archaeology.

What’s so special about the Scepter of Azj’Aqir? Do you have an absolute favourite/s that you’ve gathered from the profession? Which ones, if any, continue to be the bane of your existence? Show us pics illustrating those pieces, including an outfit if you use one.

It was hard to pick a favourite for this as two come to mind straight away. Both come from unearthing Tol’vir artifacts, one, of course, being the Scepter of Azj’Aqir and the other – the Crawling Claw.

The outfit above was originally used in a Hallow’s End contest hosted by Kirina’s Closet, earning me an Honourable mention. More recently it’s been my go-to outfit when I’m in the mood for some adventure. My latest trip involved the exploration of the Darkmoon Underwater Cavern. If you haven’t seen it yet, put it on your “to-do” list for next month!

ScepterofAzjAqir Professor Cymre and the Scepter of Azj’Aqir

Scepter of Azj’Aqir, Inside AQ20

I’ve actually been lucky enough to get the mount on not one but two toons. Originally completing it on my Druid which was anticlimactic since I was trying to farm the Vial of the Sands recipe on my Alchemist. Luckily, I managed to get the right canopic jar after a lot of tries. After a long break from the profession, I also managed to get it on Cymre. But then I guess it was bound to happen as you can only complete each rare once per character so it was just a matter of time. :)

Crawling Claw pet

When I first saw that the Mummified Monkey Paw was the next artifact in the book to be completed, I was excited! A major negative though was the fact that Tol’vir digs were really hard to come by but it seemed like an even bigger accomplishment when it was completed. I’m still waiting to have a proper paper/rock/scissors match though so let me know if any of you have one.

The only time I’ve seen someone else with the claw was when I was hitting up the reforger in the old location of the enchanting shop sometime last year. Before I knew what was happening, the match was over and their claw had disappeared in a puff of smoke.

Now for the more annoying items.

I was going to try and get both staffs, initially to use but later for possible transmog options. After looking up their design and still having trouble discovering either of them, I gave up in the end.

I’m tempted to post more pics here about Archaeology but since I’ve written about them before, I’ll just direct you to the top menu of my ‘Novelty Items’ page :)


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