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An augment is a special enchant-granting item that does not require the services of an enchanter to apply. Augments are available from a number of sources, including quests, faction quartermasters, blacksmiths, engineers, leatherworkers, and tailors.
Augments and enchantments do not stack. Applying any enchant, either from an augment item or enchanter, will overwrite any previous enchantment. Temporary effects like rogue poisons, oils, sharpening stones and shaman spells will not erase a permanent augment or enchantment.
Augments by slot
|Armor kits||Varies, generally head, legs, hands and feet|
|Lesser Arcanum||Head, Legs|
|Fishing Line||Fishing Pole|
|Weapon Chains||Melee Weapon|
NorthrendThe subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft as of Patch 5.0.4. This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Prior to Mists of Pandaria, Northrend Arcana cost either 150 before the faction discount for the faction-based arcana or 65 (40 prior to Cataclysm ) for the arcana purchased from Wintergrasp vendors. They were all of rare quality and require level 80. The four primary neutral factions offered arcana at honored and revered (as like the primary instance factions in Burning Crusade), while the Alliance Vanguard/Horde Expedition arcana required exalted and the Wintergrasp arcana had no requirement other than control of Wintergrasp itself in order to purchase the arcanum. Arcana could only be placed on items you own (cannot be applied in the trade window), and would also soulbind any items that were not already soulbound if applied.
|Argent Crusade||+25 Shadow resist||+30 Stamina||+37 Stamina||+20 Dodge Rating|
|Kirin Tor||+25 Fire resist||+30 Stamina||+30 Spell power||+20 Critical strike rating|
|Knights of the Ebon Blade||+25 Nature resist||+30 Stamina||+50 Attack power||+20 Critical strike rating|
|Wyrmrest Accord||+25 Arcane resist||+30 Stamina||+26 Intellect||+20 Spirit|
|Alliance Vanguard||+25 Resilience rating||+30 Stamina|
|Horde Expedition||+25 Resilience rating||+30 Stamina|
|Wintergrasp vendors||+29 Spell power||+20 Resilience rating|
|+50 Attack power||+20 Resilience rating|
OutlandThis section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Outland arcana are items that grant enchants to head armor. They are all of uncommon quality and require level 70. The reward for being Honored is +20 resistance to a specific school, while the reward for Revered is a pair of stat enchants. Each arcanum is sold for 100 before faction discounts. Arcana can only be placed on items you own (cannot be applied in the trade window), and will also soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied.
|Honor Hold / Thrallmar||+20 Fire Resistance||+19 Spell power||+18 Spirit|
|Cenarion Expedition||+20 Nature Resistance||+34 Attack Power||+16 Hit rating|
|Lower City||+20 Shadow Resistance||+17 Strength||+16 Intellect|
|Sha'tar||+20 Arcane Resistance||+22 Spell power||+14 Hit rating|
|Keepers of Time||+20 Frost Resistance||+16 Parry Rating||+17 Dodge Rating|
|Shattered Sun Offensive||+18 Stamina||+20 Resilience Rating|
Like the lesser arcanum, these items grant an enchant to a head or leg item. They can be acquired from Libram drops in Dire Maul. The libram and various ingredients are turned in to Lorekeeper Lydros in the Dire Maul library. Zanza the Restless in Zul'Gurub can upgrade these arcanum into , which grants +10 Nature Resistance to a head or leg item. Note that you need to be honored with the Zandalar Tribe to speak with Zanza the Restless.
|+8 Healing and Spell damage||x2||4|
|+12 Dodge Rating||2|
|+10 Haste Rating||x2||2|
- Not to be confused with the primary profession Inscription, introduced in Patch 3.0.2, Echoes of Doom.
NorthrendThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Northrend inscriptions are shoulder enchant items rewarded from high level reputation status with the Sons of Hodir in Storm Peaks. All inscriptions require level 80, and can only be placed on items you own (they cannot be applied through the Trade window), and will soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied. The lesser inscriptions cost 75 and the greater inscriptions cost 100 before any factional discounts.
Also available are PvP-based inscriptions from Wintergrasp vendors for a cost of 30 each:
|+23 Spell power||+15 Resilience rating|
|+40 Attack power||+15 Resilience rating|
OutlandThis section concerns content exclusive to The Burning Crusade.
Inscriptions grant enchants to shoulder armor. They are purchased from Aldor and Scryer vendors in their respective banks in Shattrath City. is also available from Apprentice Darius outside Karazhan through The Violet Eye reputation. For the Aldor/Scryer inscriptions, uncommon inscriptions can be purchased for 2 tokens, rare greater inscriptions cost 8 tokens. Tokens are obtained by turning in (Aldor) or (Scryer) to the corresponding NPC in Shattrath. Inscriptions require level 64 and honored reputation with their respective faction, and greater inscriptions require level 70 and exalted. Inscriptions can only be placed on items you own (they cannot be applied through the Trade window), and will soulbind any items that are not already soulbound if applied.
|+20 Fire Resistance||x4|
| +8 Agility, Intellect,|
Spirit, Stamina or Strength
- - dropped by Bloodlord Mandokir and/or Jin'do the Hexxer
- - Class-specific, found in Jinxed Hoodoo Piles scattered about in Zul'Gurub
|Druid||+10 Intellect||+10 Stamina||+24 Healing|
|Hunter||+10 Stamina||+10 Hit Rating||+24 Ranged Attack Power|
|Mage||+1% Spell Hit||+18 Healing and Spell Damage|
|Paladin||+10 Stamina||+7 Defense||+24 Healing|
|Priest||+10 Stamina||+24 Healing||+4 mana per 5 sec|
|Rogue||+1% Dodge||+28 Attack power|
|Shaman||+15 Intellect||+13 Healing and Spell Damage|
|Warlock||+10 Stamina||+18 Healing and Spell Damage|
|Warrior||+10 Stamina||+10 Defense rating||+15 Shield Block Value|
|+10 Nature Resistance|
|+10 Frost Resistance|
|+10 Shadow Resistance|
Mantles are augments that grant a shoulder enchantment giving +5 resistance to a school of magic. Nearly all of them can be purchased for 10 after becoming Revered with the Argent Dawn and turning in 10 Valor Tokens; the exception is the Chromatic Mantle, which costs 40 and requires Exalted and 25 Valor Tokens. Mantles can only be placed on items you own, and placing one on a non-soulbound item will bind it to you.
|+5 Nature Resistance|
|+5 Frost Resistance|
|+5 Shadow Resistance|
|+5 Arcane Resistance|
|+5 Fire Resistance|
|+5 Resist All|
grants +5 Fishing to a fishing rod. It can be acquired by catching and completing  during the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza.
Weapon chains are weapon augmentations that decrease the duration of disarm effects on the wielder as well as, in one case, increase parry chance. Weapon chains are created by blacksmiths, similarly to shield spikes and spurs.
|50% reduced disarm duration|
|50% reduced disarm duration, +15 parry rating|
|50% reduced disarm duration, +28 hit rating|
Spurs are augmentations that are attached to feet items and increase mounted speed. At this time, there is only one form of spur; , which increases mounted speed by 4%. These are made by blacksmiths and since 2.4.2, do not need to be attached by blacksmiths.