You’ll meet the Enlightened Brokers in Zereth Mortis and become allies with them to be able to obtain a new Legendary belt empowered with your covenant’s Runecarving Effect. The unique characteristic of this new Legendary belt is that your Runecarving Effect will switch freely alongside your character whenever swapping covenants. There’s no need to craft a new Legendary Belt for each covenant. The Legendary belt will match the look of your class’s Progenitor armor set and can be equipped alongside another Shadowlands Legendary in a different armor slot, giving you two powerful legendary effects to boost your power. If you’d like to craft the new covenant-swapping Runecarving Effect on a different armor slot, a new Runecarving Memory will let you do so.
- Note: In order to equip two legendary items, one must be either the Legendary belt or another armor slot imbued with the new Runecarving Memory.
We’ll see you in Zereth Mortis!
For economy purposes:
Players get a free legendary waist
- Many players will opt to use the legendary waist instead of crafting a 2nd legendary for the Covenant effect since it is convenient for Covenant swapping
- Demand might slowly go down right now and keep falling as we get closer to 9.2 and players start prepping for the free legendary
These new leggos (with the new disenchant and refund all Soul Cinders) will need to be compatible with tier set slots (and in some cases Dom slots if those Shard effects aren't nerfed).
On top of that some classes will find benefit in crafting a Covenant auto-swapping legendary effect onto a different slot (more stats, beneficial etc.).
Waists won't be completely dead but if your market is entirely casuals then they will use the waist legendary for all purposes rather than get that min-maxy in crafting.
After seeing this thread
last week, and the related discussions that it kicked off, I've been wanting to take a look at the data which we (TSM) collect around the BMAH and see what I could find. There are a few things I looked at.
First, we provide the ability to view current BMAH listings
on our website, including the ability for premium members to see all realms where a given item is currently listed on the BMAH and setup notifications. As expected, currently, there are no BMAH's listed on the Bruto's item page
, meaning it's not currently on any BMAH (based on our data at least).
So, I dug into our database to see what I could find. As a bit of context here, we don't currently store any historical BMAH data. We just store the most recent scan which each TSM user has performed. This means that if a given user views the BMAH for a given realm every day, we'd only have the most recent scan, as this is all we need to provide our current BMAH functionality. However, this does mean we have *some* historical scan data based on the fact that somebody may have visited the BMAH a month ago, and not since, so we'd still have that 1 month old scan. This means that we have scans going back about 3 months total in our DB (we generally clear out old data with a 60-90 day threshold depending on the data). Based on querying all the BMAH scans we have in our database, I found 0 auctions of the Bruto
. As a point of comparison, I also searched for Miniron's Head
, which is pretty rare (no live auctions as of writing this), and found 79 results. So, this seems like pretty strong evidence that it has not been listed in the past ~3 months.
However, there's one more thing I thought to look at here which may be even more conclusive. As part of our notification service, we store the last time a given email notification which a user has configured has actually resulted in an email being sent (so we don't send multiple emails for the same auction). There are currently hundreds of TSM (premium) users with an email notification setup if the bruto is posted anywhere in their region (split between US and EU). The data here clearly shows that the last US notification was sent at 2021-07-10 21:16:15 (PDT) and the last EU notification was sent at 2021-07-08 22:16:51 (UTC). This seems to point very conclusively to the Bruto being removed from the BMAH around then. I'll leave others to figure out what happened in the game around that time.
I hope this is helpful, and I'm happy to provide any additional data we can here.