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'''Zapthrottle Mote Extractor''' is a device used by [[Engineers]] to extract [[Primal ingredient|motes]] and [[Eternal ingredient|crystallized elements]] from gas clouds. This device while in your bags also has the capability of tracking the gas clouds.
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'''Zapthrottle Mote Extractor''' is a device used by [[Engineers]] to extract [[Primal ingredient|motes]] and [[Eternal ingredient|crystallized elements]] from gas clouds. The Extractor can detect these clouds and track their position on the minimap while placed in inventory, irrespective of your other tracking preferences (e.g. while tracking Minerals).
   
 
==Source==
 
==Source==
The '''Zapthrottle Mote Extractor''' is crafted by [[Engineering|Engineers]] with a skill level of 305. The components are:
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[[File:Zaptrottledemo.jpg|thumb|Here, a Warlock demonstrates the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor. (The Warlock is standing on the hill behind the cloud, he is not floating.)]]
* 2 {{loot|common|Fel Iron Casing}}
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* 2 {{loot|common|Handful of Fel Iron Bolts}}
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The '''Zapthrottle Mote Extractor''' is crafted by [[Engineering|Engineers]] with a skill level of 305.
* 4 {{loot|uncommon|Primal Life}}
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{{Itembox|The components are:
* 1 {{loot|common|Delicate Arcanite Converter}}
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|Fel Iron Casing|q1=2
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|Handful of Fel Iron Bolts|q2=2
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|Primal Life|q3=4
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|Delicate Arcanite Converter|q4=1}}
   
 
{{Loot|Common|Schematic: Zapthrottle Mote Extractor}} is a [[quest reward]] for the quest {{questlong|Neutral|60|The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor!}}.
 
{{Loot|Common|Schematic: Zapthrottle Mote Extractor}} is a [[quest reward]] for the quest {{questlong|Neutral|60|The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor!}}.
   
===Cost from basic components===
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{{Itembox|Cost from basic components
* 40 {{loot|common|Mote of Life}}
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|Mote of Life|q1=40
* 16 {{loot|common|Fel Iron Ore}}
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|Fel Iron Ore|q2=16
* 1 {{loot|common|Ironweb Spider Silk}}
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|Ironweb Spider Silk|q3=1
* 1 {{loot|uncommon|Arcanite Bar}}
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|Arcanite Bar|q4=1}}
 
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
This item is used to extract motes from various clouds, gases, mists and vortexes in [[Outland]] and [[Nagrand]]. It can be put to use on the fairly distinctive, wandering clouds as long as your character is in close proximity to them. Simply activate the device when you are near a cloud.
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This item is used to extract motes from various clouds, gases, mists and vortices in [[Outland]] and [[Northrend]]. It can be put to use on the fairly distinctive, wandering clouds as long as your character is in close proximity to them. Simply activate the device when you are near a cloud and it will channel the motes into a spare inventory slot, should you have one.
   
=== In Burning Crusade ({{bc-inline}}) ===
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=== In General ===
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If you are an Engineer using [[Mining]] as your second primary profession, and you find a spot with both a cloud and an ore vein in close proximity in a heavily [[farming|farmed]] area, it is in your best interest to mine the ore first. While there are many Engineers in the game who may go after the cloud while you are mining the ore, there are ''far'' more Miners who may come for the ore as you are harvesting the cloud.
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=== In Burning Crusade {{bc-inline}} ===
 
* [[Arcane Vortex|Arcane Vortices]] in [[Netherstorm]] for {{item|icon=|Mote of Mana|Motes of Mana}}
 
* [[Arcane Vortex|Arcane Vortices]] in [[Netherstorm]] for {{item|icon=|Mote of Mana|Motes of Mana}}
 
* [[Felmist]] in [[Shadowmoon Valley]] for {{item|icon=|Mote of Shadow|Motes of Shadow}}
 
* [[Felmist]] in [[Shadowmoon Valley]] for {{item|icon=|Mote of Shadow|Motes of Shadow}}
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* [[Windy Clouds]] in [[Nagrand]] for {{item|icon=|Mote of Air|Motes of Air}}
 
* [[Windy Clouds]] in [[Nagrand]] for {{item|icon=|Mote of Air|Motes of Air}}
   
Note that [[Arcane Vortex|Arcane Vortices]] 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.
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Note that [[Arcane Vortex|Arcane Vortices]] are normally invisible, so if your minimap tracker is not enough to go on you will need the ability to [[Detect Invisibility]].
   
One common misconception is that this item can also be used to extract [[Mote of Water|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.
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One common misconception is that this item can also be used to extract [[Mote of Water|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.
   
Note that [[Windy Cloud]]s will very frequently spawn on top of the floating islands that are dotted about the [[Nagrand]] region.
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Note that [[Windy Cloud]]s will very frequently spawn on top of the floating islands that are dotted about the [[Nagrand]] region, requiring a minimum of [[Riding|Expert Riding]] to reach them.
   
Also note that other methods exist for acquiring [[Primal ingredient|Motes]].
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Also note that other methods exist for acquiring [[Primal ingredient|Motes]], such as by tapping veins or looting from [[elemental]] creatures.
   
Be sure you have bag space before you start extraction. The cloud disappears after extraction whether you collected the motes or not.
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Be sure you have bag space before you start extraction. The cloud disappears after extraction whether you collected the motes or not. If you have an engineering bag the motes are automatically allocated to that, so having an engineering bag is very helpful here.
   
=== In Wrath of the Lich King ({{wotlk-inline}}) ===
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=== In Wrath of the Lich King {{wotlk-inline}} ===
Various clouds and such also exist in [[Northrend]] where the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor can be used to extract such things as
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Various clouds and such also exist in [[Northrend]], where the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor can be used to extract [[Crystallized ingredient]]s. The main difference is that more than one kind of element can be extracted, unlike the ones in Outland.<ref>http://kaliope.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/mote-clouds-in-wotlk-northrend/</ref>
[[Crystallized ingredient]]s.
 
The main difference is that more than one kind of element can be extracted, unlike the ones in Outland.<ref>http://kaliope.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/mote-clouds-in-wotlk-northrend/</ref>
 
   
* [[Arctic Cloud]]s in [[Howling Fjord]] and [[Dragonblight]] produce {{loot|common|Crystallized Air}} and {{loot|common|Crystallized Water}}.
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* [[Arctic Cloud]]s in [[Howling Fjord]], [[Dragonblight]] and [[The Storm Peaks]] produce {{loot|common|Crystallized Air}} and {{loot|common|Crystallized Water}}.
* [[Cinder Cloud]]s in the [[Savage Thicket]] in [[Sholazar Basin]], the [[Obsidian Dragonshrine]] in [[Dragonblight]], and the [[Cauldron of Flame]] in [[Wintergrasp]] produce {{loot|common|Crystallized Fire}}.
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* [[Cinder Cloud]]s in the [[Savage Thicket]] in [[Sholazar Basin]], the [[Obsidian Dragonshrine]] in [[Dragonblight]], and the [[Cauldron of Flames]] in [[Wintergrasp]] produce {{loot|common|Crystallized Fire}}.
 
* [[Steam Cloud]]s around the [[Geyser Fields]] and [[Scalding Pools]] in [[Borean Tundra]] and throughout [[Sholazar Basin]] produce {{loot|common|Crystallized Fire}} and {{loot|common|Crystallized Water}}.
 
* [[Steam Cloud]]s around the [[Geyser Fields]] and [[Scalding Pools]] in [[Borean Tundra]] and throughout [[Sholazar Basin]] produce {{loot|common|Crystallized Fire}} and {{loot|common|Crystallized Water}}.
   
 
==Patch changes==
 
==Patch changes==
*{{patched|patch=3.2.0|note=Mote Extractor now has innate tracking for gas clouds while it is in your inventory. Tracking of gas clouds has been removed from goggles.}}
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*{{Patch 3.2.0|note=Mote Extractor now has innate tracking for gas clouds while it is in your inventory. Tracking of gas clouds has been removed from goggles.}}
*{{patched|patch=2.4.0|note=The on-use animation has been changed.|comment=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.}}
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*{{Patch 2.4.0|note=The on-use animation has been changed.|comment=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.}}
*{{patched|patch=2.3.0|note=[[Windy Clouds]] in [[Nagrand]] now produce {{item|icon=|Mote of Air|Motes of Air}}.}}
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*{{Patch 2.3.0|note=[[Windy Clouds]] in [[Nagrand]] now produce {{item|icon=|Mote of Air|Motes of Air}}.}}
*{{patched|patch=2.3.0|note=Gas clouds in [[Zangarmarsh]] now produce {{item|icon=|Mote of Water|Motes of Water}} instead of {{item|icon=|Mote of Life|Motes of Life}}.}}
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*{{Patch 2.3.0|note=Gas clouds in [[Zangarmarsh]] now produce {{item|icon=|Mote of Water|Motes of Water}} instead of {{item|icon=|Mote of Life|Motes of Life}}.}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*{{bc-inline}} [[Primal ingredient]]
 
*{{bc-inline}} [[Primal ingredient]]
 
*{{wotlk-inline}} [[Eternal ingredient]]
 
*{{wotlk-inline}} [[Eternal ingredient]]
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==References==
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<references/>
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Latest revision as of 21:44, September 21, 2010

Inv gizmo zapthrottlegascollector
  • Zapthrottle Mote Extractor
  • Item Level 61
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Requires Engineering (305)
  • Use: Extracts gas from a nearby gas cloud
    Shows the location of nearby gas clouds on the minimap while the mote extractor remains in your inventory.
  • Sell Price: 1Gold 50Silver
  • Cooldown: 1.5 seconds

Zapthrottle Mote Extractor is a device used by Engineers to extract motes and crystallized elements from gas clouds. The Extractor can detect these clouds and track their position on the minimap while placed in inventory, irrespective of your other tracking preferences (e.g. while tracking Minerals).

SourceEdit

Zaptrottledemo

Here, a Warlock demonstrates the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor. (The Warlock is standing on the hill behind the cloud, he is not floating.)

The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor is crafted by Engineers with a skill level of 305.

The components are:
Inv gizmo felironcasing
2x [Fel Iron Casing]
Inv gizmo felironbolts
2x [Handful of Fel Iron Bolts]
Inv elemental primal life
4x [Primal Life]
Inv gizmo 07
1x [Delicate Arcanite Converter]

[Schematic: Zapthrottle Mote Extractor] is a quest reward for the quest Neutral 15 [60] The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor!.

Cost from basic components
Inv elemental mote life01
40x [Mote of Life]
Inv ore feliron
16x [Fel Iron Ore]
Spell nature web
1x [Ironweb Spider Silk]
Inv misc stonetablet 05
1x [Arcanite Bar]

NotesEdit

This item is used to extract motes from various clouds, gases, mists and vortices in Outland and Northrend. It can be put to use on the fairly distinctive, wandering clouds as long as your character is in close proximity to them. Simply activate the device when you are near a cloud and it will channel the motes into a spare inventory slot, should you have one.

In General Edit

If you are an Engineer using Mining as your second primary profession, and you find a spot with both a cloud and an ore vein in close proximity in a heavily farmed area, it is in your best interest to mine the ore first. While there are many Engineers in the game who may go after the cloud while you are mining the ore, there are far more Miners who may come for the ore as you are harvesting the cloud.

In Burning Crusade Bc icon Edit

Note that Arcane Vortices are normally invisible, so if your minimap tracker is not enough to go on you will need the ability to Detect Invisibility.

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.

Note that Windy Clouds will very frequently spawn on top of the floating islands that are dotted about the Nagrand region, requiring a minimum of Expert Riding to reach them.

Also note that other methods exist for acquiring Motes, such as by tapping veins or looting from elemental creatures.

Be sure you have bag space before you start extraction. The cloud disappears after extraction whether you collected the motes or not. If you have an engineering bag the motes are automatically allocated to that, so having an engineering bag is very helpful here.

In Wrath of the Lich King Wrath-Logo-Small Edit

Various clouds and such also exist in Northrend, where the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor can be used to extract Crystallized ingredients. The main difference is that more than one kind of element can be extracted, unlike the ones in Outland.[1]

Patch changesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://kaliope.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/mote-clouds-in-wotlk-northrend/

External linksEdit

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