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WoW ClassicMar 6, 2024 7:00 am CT

Every Enchant Available in World of Warcraft Cataclysm Classic

Cataclysm Classic gives WoW Classic players the chance to explore an expanded Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor and to defeat Deathwing, acquiring new equipment along the way — and you’ll want new enchants to go with them. (As Uncle Ben once said, “with new gear comes new enchants.”) But what enchants are available in Cataclysm Classic, and what should you load up with before you head into dungeons and raids? We’ve made this handy list to find the exact enchants you need in Cataclysm Classic.

It is important to note that Agility stopped giving additional Dodge rating in patch 4.2, and that is likely to be the default start condition of Cata Classic. As a result many of the Agility and/or Dodge enchants may be adjusted in some way to compensate.

But before you dive in, there’s one important thing to remember: the enchants (and similar items, such as arcanums) from Wrath Classic will still work during Cataclysm Classic, so don’t let your guild enchanter throw their unused mats in the trash just yet. While no one will want you tanking the Madness of Deathwing with a Titanium Shield Spike, using Titanium Plating for your first forays into Blackrock Caverns shouldn’t be a deal-breaker.

Let’s take a look at the enchants available in Cataclysm Classic.

Cataclysm Classic weapon enchants

Melee weapon enchants provided by the Enchanting profession (all require item level of 300 or higher):

Melee weapon enchants provided by the Blacksmith profession:

Ranged weapon enchants provided by the Engineering profession:

Death Knight Runeforging (can be placed on any melee weapon except where noted):

Cataclysm Classic armor enchants

Buffs for your armor come from a larger variety of sources than weapon enchants, increasing your options.

Armor Kits created by Leathercrafters can still be applied to multiple slots: head, chest, shoulders, legs, hands or feet.

Helm enchants in Cataclysm Classic

The head slot once again uses Arcanums in Cataclysm Classic, and they remain purchases from reputation or PVP vendors. The elemental resistance Arcanums no longer exist, simplifying choices for players, although Revered reputation is required to purchase the PVE Arcanums. Fortunately they are Bind on Account and thus can be sent to alts so you won’t need to grind the reputation on more than one character.

PVP Arcanums can be purchased from the Tol Barad vendors for 40 Tol Barad Commendations or the Honor Quartermaster for 1000 Honor Points.

legion shaman casting a lightning spell

Shoulder enchants in Cataclysm Classic

Shoulder upgrades are provided by the Therazane faction in Cataclysm or from PVP. There are two levels of shoulder inscriptions available from Therazane: the “Lesser” are available at Honored and the “Greater” become unlocked at Exalted. The “Greater” versions of the enchants were made BOA, but Lesser ones still require your alts to gain reputation with Therazane if your main has not yet reached Exalted. Characters with the Inscription Profession are able to make their own shoulder inscriptions to use instead.

PVP Inscriptions can be purchased from the Tol Barad vendors for 80 Tol Barad Commendations or the Honor Quartermaster for 2000 Honor Points.

Those of sufficient rank in Inscription can instead apply profession inscriptions to their shoulder armor.

Cloak enchants in Cataclysm Classic

Cloak/Back enchantments predominantly come from Enchanting, however there are some profession-specific enchants available for Tailors. The following are available from Enchanting, and require an item level of 300 to apply:

Tailors are able to apply Spellthread to their cloaks instead of using an enchant:

  • Darkglow Embroidery:  Chance to increase Spirit by 580 for 15 sec when you cast a spell
  • Lightweave Embroidery:  Chance to increase your Intellect by 580 for 15 sec when casting a spell
  • Swordguard Embroidery:  Chance for your damaging melee and ranged attacks to sometimes increase your attack power by 1000 for 15 sec

Chest enchants in Cataclysm Classic

Chest enchantments only come from enchanting recipes, or from Armor Kits. Enchantments require an item level of 300.

Bracer enchants in Cataclysm Classic

The Wrist slot uses bracer enchants, but there are also Leatherworking-only enchants available, and Blacksmiths are able to add a gem socket. As with other enchants these require an item level of 300.

Leatherworkers are able to apply draconic embossments to their bracers in lieu of enchants:

Blacksmiths can continue to use Socket Bracer to add a gem socket (to be confirmed).

Glove enchants in Cataclysm Classic

Gloves in the hands slot can use the Armor Kits listed above as well as enchants (which require Item Level 300 to apply). In addition there are special tinkers available for Engineers that provide stat boosts and effects, and Blacksmiths are able to add a gem socket.

Engineers have several options for their gloves that can be used alongside an enchantment (to be confirmed).

Blacksmiths can continue to use Socket Gloves to add a gem socket (to be confirmed).

Belt enchants in Cataclysm Classic

In Cata Classic the default option for the waist slot is the Ebonsteel Belt Buckle crafted by Blacksmiths, allowing any gem to be socketed. In addition, Engineers have tinkers they can also apply to their belts.

  • Cardboard Assassin: Creates a Cardboard Assassin that taunts nearby creatures for 15 seconds. Usable every 5 minutes.
  • Grounded Plasma Shield: Activate a shield that absorbs 16200-19800 damage. Usable every 5 minutes.
  • Invisibility Field: Turn Invisible outside of combat. Can be used every 5 minutes.

Leg enchants in Cataclysm Classic

Leg Enchantments are provided by Tailors (Spellthreads) and Leatherworkers (Leg Armor). In addition to the BOE recipes the professions have character-only versions of the enchants with much lower crafting costs.

Tailors are able to apply the following Spellthread to their own pants.

Leatherworkers are able to apply the following Leg Reinforcements instead of Leg Armor.

Boot enchants in Cata Classic

Boots in the feet slot can use the armor kits described above, or the following enchants. Like all the enchantments it requires an item level of 300.

Ring enchants in Cataclysm Classic

Enchanters are able to provide their own Ring Enchants in Cataclysm Classic.

Originally published March 6, 2024. Updated May 28, 2024.

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