The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor is crafted by Engineers with a skill level of 305. The components are:
is a quest reward for the quest  .
Cost from basic components
This item is used to extract motes from:
- Arcane Vortexes in Netherstorm for Motes of Mana
- Felmist in Shadowmoon Valley for Motes of Shadow
- Swamp Gas in Zangarmarsh and The Steamvault for Motes of Water
- Windy Clouds in Nagrand for Motes of Air
Note that Arcane Vortexes are normally invisible, so you will need either the ability to Detect Invisibility or specialized equipment such as the Ultra-Spectropic Detection Goggles or the class-specific engineering goggles.
One common misconception is that this item can also be used to extract Motes of Water from the Pure Water that spawns in fishing spots around Outland, particularly in Nagrand. Pure Water in fact gives up its bounty to players who fish from it, not to mote extractors.
- Windy Clouds in Nagrand now produce Motes of Air.
- Gas clouds in Zangarmarsh now produce Motes of Water instead of Motes of Life.
Note that Windy Clouds will very frequently spawn on top of the floating islands that are dotted about the Nagrand region. It is very difficult to spot these clouds without the gas cloud tracking ability of the Engineering goggles.
Also note that other methods exist for acquiring Motes
Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25): The on-use animation has been changed.
- Rather than looking like you're a warlock draining the soul of the cloud, it now appears as though you are sucking the cloud through a tube.