I have to confess that during my time as a blacksmith, I never even seriously considered making one of these. Why blow an arcanite bar on something like this? Is there a use that I'm not seeing?
Obviously there are doors that require some serious lock opening ability, but why not just bring a skilled rogue? Is there any serious use for these keys?
Some people are just lazy. Same thing applies in the real world, why would you spend money on fastfood when you can do a bit of extra work and get more for your money.
Opens the following:
o Reinforced Steel Lockbox
o Mithril Lockbox
o Thorium Lockbox
o Searing Gorge Gate
o Heavy Junkbox
No blacksmith key will open the following:
o BRD Door
o Scholomance Door
o Eternium Lockbox
An Arcanite Key will open an Eternium lockbox.
I just tested it to see if it was possible and it most certainly certainly is.
Is it worth it? In most cases no it is notm as the cost of the Arcanite Keu outweighs the benefits.
It is far easier to ask a kind rogue to open a lockbox for you then to waste money on creating an arcanite key.
Best part about this key is while it may cost a fair coin to make, it can open most Chests, so in an instance with no rogue, after the group is done, you go back through and take all the locked chests.
Works on chests in ramparts/BF so far tested (early BC instances). 60g chests are ftw.
so you can spend the gold to make 2 keys. my server averages 7-8g a bar. i think it would be worth it or you can spend the time trying to find that experianced rogue that could very well take you over an hour.
the keys don't cost anything if you just fly to burning steepes and spend like 20mins there mining. you will get the mats to transmute the arcanite bar. It's a arcane crystal and a thorium bar. then find a person that has alch and they can transmute but it has a 24 hour cooldown.
meh I made about 20 of them with the excess arcanite I had from pre-tbc, used them a few times when leveling in outland instances, they top out with the fel iron chests unfortunately and there is no newer key for the higher chests.
Over-all the cost on them is pretty reasonable now, but they still aren't overly useful. I'd only use them on outland instance chests (decent rewards), not old world stuff, but I'm not going to make anymore due to the fact I'm not 70 on my paladin and all the chests are too high for me.
ok just for everyone saying these "arent worth it"
they are COMPLETELY worth it if you know what you are doing...ever finish an instance but u had no rogues to open the chests? well...think about this...
the chests in higher lvl instance such as bf/ramps that can be opened by these have about 50-60g in them...y not wait until ur group is done...then LEAVE your group..go back...open the chest...and have EVERYTHING in it to yourself...including the 60 gold and everything else in it...
maybe this will show people that things like this do have a purpose.
I'm using Arcanite bars to level my blacksmithing... since all the plans including thorium are a pain to mine this is a nice little easy way to get it up, you can get arcane crystals from mining/ah and low amounts of thorium for descent prices. Tip the Xmuter 5g, and you have a nice way to lvl your blacksmithing... and as a plus they pay for themselves if you run blood furnace or ramparts without a rogue. Thats Just the approach I'm taking, feedback is welcome.
Yeah, they give an easy 5 to 10 points of smithing skill. I have been farming Winterspring for thorium, and i have over a stack of the crystals, its hard finding someone to transmute it though... Found an alchemist leveling off of it too, so that worked pretty well.
Can it be placed on keyring?
When will Blizzard get around to making fel iron,adamantite and khorium keys?I'm surprised they didn't do this when BC launched.
Lets be clear, gents. The chests the can be opened with these keys in BC (bound fel iron, etc) will NOT contain 50-60g. They will contain 5-6g. So weigh that cost, plus the gamble of any blues or green you'd get, against the cost of buying/farming the mats.
Like elri said above, some people have arcane crystals and arcanite lying around from pre-tbc. A great way to lvl up smithing and if you can plug each one into a bound fel iron chest after an instance, you'll find that is reason alone to make them. Don't go out of your way to buy the mats or farm them if you can help it, they're just a little bonuses.
I make it a point to have these keys on me. Previously, as an Engineer, I could not afford the mats for blasting charges, however as Blacksmith and Thorium farmer, Arcane Crystals are candy!
Although I have a 375 Alchemist alt, if you do not just ask a guildy or pay at the most 5g for a transmute and you'll have an Arcanite bar! Since you farmed the mats, it's really cheaper.
It's kinda nefarious, but if you're in a group with no rogues, just pass all the chests and finish it out, wait till everyone leaves and take all the chests. There can be quite a few of them sometimes! 6-8g per chest, plus a green and the rare blue, and it really didn't cost you much!
Arcanite Key HOOOOOOOOOOO!
...it's just not the same.
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