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  • 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. This device while in your bags also has the capability of tracking the gas clouds.


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

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

Cost from basic components


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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Note that 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.

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.

Also note that other methods exist for acquiring Motes.

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

Patch changes

  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Mote Extractor now has innate tracking for gas clouds while it is in your inventory. Tracking of gas clouds has been removed from goggles.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 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.

See also


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