Want to make a completist crafter crit in his pants? Give him a good whiff of something he may not even have know existed: Alliance- and Horde-only patterns. "What?!? They've got stuff I don't have?" That's right -- each faction enjoys a variety of profession patterns available only to that side via quests or faction-specific vendors.
While most of these patterns are low- to mid-level frills, plenty of entrepreneurial crafters find them meaty (or profitable) enough to be worth jumping through hoops for. Beyond the satisfaction of having literally all of the available patterns in a particular trade, craftspeople may actually carve out a niche crafting items for players on their faction who don't normally have access to them.
The neutral Auction Houses are a crafter's bread and butter when it comes to finding these patterns, although having a friend on the other side is even better. Almost all of these patterns (and the items they create) are tradable, although you'll find a pair of Alliance cooking patterns listed that remain stubbornly marked Bind on Pickup. But most are available for cross-faction movement via the neutral auction houses. There aren't many new Burning Crusade-era patterns to track down and agonize over, though -- just one lone Draenei pattern (listed after the jump). It seems that the bitter tears of Horde herbalists pining for Herbalist's Gloves washed the faction-specific pattern trend right down the drain.
Read more for a list of faction-specific crafting patterns.
- Plans: Barbaric Iron Boots Quest reward from Trampled Under Foot
- Plans: Barbaric Iron Breastplate Quest reward from Barbaric Battlements
- Plans: Barbaric Iron Gloves Quest reward from Joys of Omosh
- Plans: Barbaric Iron Helm Quest reward from Horns of Frenzy
- Plans: Barbaric Iron Shoulders Quest reward from On Iron Pauldrons
- Orcish War Leggings No plans; created after completing the quest The Old Ways
- Recipe: Bat Bites Sold by Master Chef Mouldier
- Recipe: Crispy Bat Wing Sold by Abigail Shiel
- Recipe: Crispy Lizard Tail Sold by Tari'qa (Gives a 6 Stamina/Spirit buff achievable by level 19 PvPers)
- Recipe: Dig Rat Stew Quest reward from Dig Rat Stew
- Recipe: Heavy Crocolisk Stew Sold by Ogg'marr
- Recipe: Lynx Steak Sold by Landraelanis
- Recipe: Roasted Kodo Meat Sold by Wunna Darkmane
- Recipe: Scorpid Surprise Sold by Grimtak
- Formula: Enchant Chest - Lesser Mana Sold in limited supply by Kithas and Lilly (Oddly, while it's not exactly an important enchant, there's no Alliance counter for this.)
- Pattern: Kodo Hide Bag Quest reward from Kodo Hide Bag
- Pattern: Raptor Hide Harness Sold in limited supply by Tunkk
- Plans: Golden Scale Gauntlets Quest reward from The Origins of Smithing
- Plans: Ironforge Breastplate Quest reward from Gearing Redridge
- Recipe: Beer Basted Boar Ribs Quest reward from Beer Basted Boar Ribs and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Blood Sausage Quest reward from Thelsamar Blood Sausages and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Clam Chowder Sold by Heldan Galesong and Kriggon Talsone
- Recipe: Crocolisk Steak Quest reward from Crocolisk Hunting and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Fillet of Frenzy Sold by Laird
- Recipe: Goretusk Liver Pie Quest reward from Goretusk Liver Pie and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Kaldorei Spider Kabob Quest reward from Recipe of the Kaldorei
- Recipe: Loch Frenzy Delight Sold by Khara Deepwater
- Recipe: Roasted Moongraze Tenderloin Quest reward from The Great Moongraze Hunt
- Recipe: Tasty Lion Steak Quest reward from Costly Menace
- Recipe: Westfall Stew Quest reward from Westfall Stew and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- And finally, as of Patch 2.1, Alliance cooks can purchase the Bind on Pickup recipes Recipe: Mok'Nathal Shortrib and Recipe: Crunchy Serpent at Toshley's Station.
- Recipe: Crocolisk Gumbo Quest reward from Apprentice's Duties and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Gooey Spider Cake Quest reward from Dusky Crab Cakes and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Murloc Fin Soup Quest reward from Selling Fish and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Redridge Goulash Quest reward from Redridge Goulash and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Recipe: Seasoned Wolf Kabob Quest reward from Seasoned Wolf Kabobs and sold by Kendor Kabonka
- Pattern: Black Whelp Cloak Sold in limited supply by Clyde Ranthal
- Pattern: Black Whelp Tunic Sold in limited supply by Amy Davenport
- Pattern: Herbalist's Gloves Sold in limited supply by Harlown Darkweave (Unlike the Goblin Mining Helmet that gives a skill bonus for mining and is available on both factions, the Herbalist's Gloves are the only armor item on either faction providing a bonus to herbalism.)
- Pattern: Moonglow Vest Quest reward from Moonglow Vest
- Pattern: Raptor Hide Belt Sold in limited supply by Androd Fadran
- Pattern: Red Whelp Gloves Sold in limited supply by Wenna Silkbeard (Red Whelp Gloves are frequently sought after by level 19 PvPers)
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