Phat Loot Phriday: Orb of Deception

Mike Schramm
M. Schramm|12.29.07

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Phat Loot Phriday: Orb of Deception

I find it hard to believe that we've never done this, but a search through the archives leads me to conclude that we haven't, so here you go.

Name: Orb of Deception
Type: Rare Trinket
Damage/Speed: N/A
  • On use, transforms you into a character of the opposing faction.
  • That means you suddenly change your look, from Alliance to Horde or vice versa. Humans to Orcs, Undead to Night Elf, Troll to Dwarf, Tauren to Gnome, and Blood Elf to Draenei (or vice versa).
  • Lasts for five minutes, and has unlimited charges on a 30 minutes cooldown.
  • It's mostly just a joke, as NPCs will see right through your disguise, and players will still see red text above your head. But it is fun to cause a little commotion when a newbie spots you walking around a big city as the other faction.
  • Finally, gender gets a little weird with this, too. Night Elves and undead will change sexes when transformed, and using other shapeshifting buffs, we're told, will make genders change as well. Why is that? Who knows. Probably a bit of coding weirdness that Blizzard isn't interested in fixing.
How to Get It: If "the Orb" (sly Brisco County, Jr. reference there-- anyone with me on that?) was easy to get, everyone would have one, right? Well, it's only kind of easy to get-- it's a world drop, which means that it can drop from almost anywhere in the world. I'm pretty sure it tends to drop in instances, but even that isn't for sure-- lots of people say they've seen it drop out of instances, too.

At any rate, you probably have a better chance just buying it than actually getting it in a drop. Could cost you up to 500 or even 1000g, but given how quickly gold shows up these days, you'll get it faster by just farming gold for it rather than trying to get it to drop for you. Check the AH every day, grab it when you see it pop up, and you're ready for a little bit of deception fun.

Getting rid of it: Sells for 46s 18c to vendors, and disenchants into a Large Brilliant Shard.
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