There’s been a few updates about Val’nyr since the last time I wrote about it. Now we have some more information regarding the retrieval and construction of the legendary mace. Here are the Coles’ notes version:
- 30 fragments
- Step 1: Bring shattered fragments to the Archivum Console
- Step 2: Throw the shattered fragments into Yogg-Saron’s maw while he is casting Deafening Roar
- Kill Yogg-Saron and loot
- Condition 1: Can only be completed in Ulduar Heroic mode
- Condition 2: If at least one Ulduar Watcher is not assisting you
This leads me to conclude a few things.
First is that it appears the person who is collecting all the fragments does not have to be the same person who ends up with the constructed mace. After all, the fragments must be thrown into Yogg-Saron who must then be killed. The loot master should then find the completed mace on the loot table of the old god.
This means the fragments can be looted to any one person as a keeper until the guild collects the necessary amount of fragments.
Second is that the construction of this weapon is going to be out of the reach of many of the casual oriented raiding guilds due to the conditions needed.
Some more questions remain
What happens if the raid group fails at killing Yogg-Saron during that attempt? Or even during that week? Are the fragments lost?
Lastly, it seems that PTR build 9767 (the most recent) was pushed through mostly for bug fixes. Since the latest build was meant to fix stuff, we can assume then the patch is very close to completion. I do believe 3.1 will be here sometime this April. Two weeks.
A good indicator that the patch will be coming out soon is when PTR servers shut down.