Mysterious Essence and the Enchanters Shuffle
New for Mists of Pandaria
Step by Step instructions for profiting
Background to the Mysterious Essence Shuffle
In Wrath of the Lich King we had the saronite shuffle.
In Cataclysm we had the elementium shuffle.
In Mists of Pandaria I see three shuffles so far:
- The Spirit of Harmony Shuffle
- The Ironpaw Shuffle
- and the Enchanters Shuffle.
A shuffle is when you do something to an item to make it more valuable. For example, if you exchange Spirit of Harmony for 3 Golden Lotus. (There’s a tip right there!) The traditional shuffle involved changing ore into gems, those gems into jewellery, then disenchanting the jewellery.
Mysterious Essence and the Enchanters Shuffle sounds a lot like a new Harry Potter book heh.
Shut up and tell us how to do it
Step by Step instructions for profiting from the Mysterious Essence Shuffle
The Shuffle is based on the enchanting profession abilities, “Ethereal Shard”, “Mysterious Essence”, and “Mysterious Diffusion”. You need an enchanting skill of 500 and it costs 2g 28s to train.
The addons you can see in this screenshot, which change the professions window, are: Trade Skill Master, Auctionator, Ackis Recipe List and Lil Sparky’s Workshop.
An Ethereal Shard can be made from 5 Mysterious Essence with the ability “Ethereal Shard“. Requires Enchanting (550)
A Mysterious Essence can be made from 5 Spirit Dust with the ability “Mysterious Essence“. Requires Enchanting (500)
Additionally, 1 Ethereal Shard can be downgraded to 3 Mysterious Essence with the ability “Ethereal Shatter“. Requires Enchanting (585) (As you can see, I don’t have this spell yet)
And, 1 Mysterious Essence can be downgrated to 3 Spirit Dust with the ability “Mysterious Diffusion“. Requires Enchanting (535)
Look at the prices for Spirit Dust, Mysterious Essence, and Ethereal Shard.
If 5 Spirit Dust purchase cost is less than one Mysterious Essence selling price, you can profit.
Go to the Auction House, Open your Auctionator AH BUY tab, and open your enchanting. Click this button here.
Your AH window should begin to search then look a bit like this.
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Here we can see that the price for 5 Spirit Dust is less than one Mysterious Essence
Buy Spirit Dust
You can also get Spirit Dust by disenchanting all those cheap Mists of Pandaria crafted greens and green drops that are filling your AH this week.
This is from disenchanting Misthide Bracers (buy for 7-10g)
Turn the Spirit Dust into Mysterious Essence
Sell your Mysterious Essence
You can save the Mysterious Essence search as a shopping list in Auctionator. As you can see, I already have a ton of shopping lists, so I’m skipping this step.
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Don’t forget to check to see if you can do the Mysterious Essence to Ethereal Shard Shuffle. Here, you can do a Shard to Essence shuffle.
Buy the Shard and break it down with Ethereal Shatter for a 20g profit. (3 x 23.99) – 51.99
Unfortunately the AH does take a cut of your profits.
Send all your profits over to your main or you’ll spend it.
In Mists of Pandaria, Enchanters can change Sha Crystals, Ethereal Shards, Mysterious Essence and Spirit Dust into each other. The shuffle will mature during the expansion to enable you to make profits at each level.