Metallurgy 101: A Guide to Metals and Minerals

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Re: Metallurgy 101

#41 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:37 pm

Tin
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Used in alloys and commercial application.

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#42 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:38 pm

Titanium
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“The strength of titanium coupled with the crystalline beauty of frozen waters - truly a remarkable combination.”

— Tiffany Cartier
http://www.wowcards.info/scans/crafted- ... d-Ring.jpg

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Valuable in the crafting of alloys, Titanium is usually too difficult to manufacture for the crafting of actual armaments.

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#43 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:40 pm

Titansteel
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A legendary material, reputed to be crafted in secret circles of alchemists. Only the most skilled blacksmiths have ever even touched Titansteel, and even fewer soldiers have ever worn it. Its qualities are mostly unknown, and those who do know refuse to give up their secrets.

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Re: Metallurgy 101

#44 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:43 pm

Trillium
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Well done. The trillium will need additional refinement, of course, but these samples are pure.

I will need to study these artifacts for a time but I believe I can use the knowledge contained here to craft something of great value to us both.
https://wow.gamepedia.com/Secrets_of_the_First_Empire

He uses trillium to forge the Lightning Lance, which is described as being powerful – but dormant. Trillium may hold some properties that makes it a suitable vessel for holding great power.


https://www.wowhead.com/npc=70706/trill ... ock-cutter

Goblin shredders were upgraded to have blades made out of trillium and they cut up the Vale in no time.

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Trillium is bizarre metal found in two varieties, outward facing black bands, or outward facing white bands. Exceptionally skilled blacksmiths are capable of managing the metal by agitating the both ores, and forcing them to bond. Once bonded, the metals are effectively inseparable. This quality makes Trillium valuable, but hard to apply.

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Re: Metallurgy 101

#45 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:45 pm

True Iron Ore
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The only source we have on True Iron Ore is a quote from the beta that was removed for no apparent reason describing its connection to Fel Iron in TBC which to me makes a lot of sense. Since it was removed before actual launch, take it with a grain of sand. There’s no other reference to the properties of True Iron Ore what-so-ever. None.
True Iron Ore - “It is believed that this shining, pure metal is the original form of Fel Iron.”
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/388 ... nformation

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#46 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:48 pm

Truesilver
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“Truesilver, incredibly light but stronger than steel.”
Gelbin Mekkatorque: Cut Short

It is said that truesilver is stronger and more durable than mithril. Galvan does not disagree with this assessment of the minerals, but contrary to its name, truesilver is not true! Mithril is a far nobler mineral! HAH! Regardless, for this lesson you will need to find the great silver deceiver, .
http://wowpedia.org/Quest%3AThe_Great_Silver_Deceiver

As mentioned above under the Mithril section, Truesilver is stronger and more durable than Mithril – though Galvan thinks the name “Truesilver” is a fraud, because the metal has nothing to do with silver.

I’ll mix and mix till we have a mash

For this will be our own private stash

A still must be fashioned of metal strong

Bring me some Truesilver so I can finish this song.
https://wow.gamepedia.com/Sweet_Amber

Leave it to dwarves to brew alcohol out of metal.

Sasha says: I’m old enough to shoot beasts like you right between the eyes… at twice this distance.
Sasha says: Surprise, you scum! You’re going to tell me where my sister is or I’ll put a bucketful of truesilver bullets through your wife’s heart.
https://wow.gamepedia.com/Anatoly_Will_Talk

An interesting detail. Sasha threatens a worgen with a truesilver bullet which then instantly kills Anatoly after he transformed.

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Re: Metallurgy 101

#47 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:52 pm

Umbral Ore
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My mentor, Sturgy Ironband, had a compound south of Helm’s Bed Lake in eastern Dun Morogh. There he taught blacksmithing and he was the best.

But one day, one of his students brought him a load of strange ore. Master Ironband called it umbral ore and was eager to work with it, but soon after it arrived… a band of Dark Iron dwarves attacked his compound. They killed everyone!

Enter Ironband’s compound, , and avenge my master’s death. And bring me the load of umbral ore that caused it.
http://wowpedia.org/Quest:Ironband%27s_Compound

Here are some weapons, hot off the anvil and made with the new umbral ore you brought me!

Please, <Name>, take your pick!
https://wow.gamepedia.com/Grey_Iron_Weapons

Umbral ore is some mysterious new metal that the Dark Iron was willing to kill anyone in their way to get hold of. Not much is known about it, but it’s suitable for crafting weapons. They colloquially call it “Grey Iron”.

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Re: Metallurgy 101

#48 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:54 pm

Underlight Ore
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Thank you, <Name>, for bringing these samples to me. We are hoping that we can uncover some special property from them that will help in the fight against the Scourge.
http://wowpedia.org/Quest:Underlight_Ore_Samples

Not much is known about Underlight other than it glows in the dark and that the blood elves studied it in hopes of using it to fight the Scourge. We never find out if anything came out of the research. Someone recently tried to claim that Underlight is confirmed to ward off undead, but no such thing is ever stated anywhere.

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Re: Metallurgy 101

#49 Post by Darthias » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:59 pm

Miscellaneous (Citrine and Other Gems
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"The harvesting of precious gems is of utmost importance to our craft, . Few gems are more precious than the [Citrine]. The magical properties we imbue into our goods are amplified greatly by the presence of citrine.

For this lesson, we will fortify forty bars of mithril with four citrines. The result will be a better understanding of magical gemology and the knowledge to create ornate mithril shoulders."
http://wowpedia.org/Quest:The_Art_of_the_Imbue

It would seem Citrine is a preferred gemstone for acting as a focus for enchantments.

The sword’s enchantments must be contained within a powerful focus, such as a gem. I know of a gem that we can use for this purpose, for there are few that can play host to such powerful magics without shattering.

The gem we need is called the tear of the earthmother. It’s a powerful artifact in the hands of the ogres who created it, and Warbringer O’mrogg, who currently holds the gem, has many powerful allies in Hellfire Citadel’s Shattered Halls. Take care in retrieving the tear, <Name>.
<David Wayne holds the gem up, to the light, admiring it.>

It’s aboslutely flawless, and that’s exactly what we’ll need. A flawed gem would endanger the weapon’s wielder, twisting the magic against them.
https://wow.gamepedia.com/Tear_of_the_E ... er_(quest)

It would seem a gemstone used for enchanting needs to be both flawlessly cut and powerful enough to contain the energies imbued in it. A flawed gem would backfire the spell on the wielder and a weak gem might shatter.

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