An important crafting change has just been pushed live on the public test realms. Patch 4.3
will finally lift the soulbound restriction on Chaos Orbs
, allowing players to freely trade them and roll on them at the end of heroic instances. No mention was made of whether or not orbs will be purchasble with valor or justice points, but only that they will be free-rolled for when they drop.
Back in Wrath of the Lich King
, Frozen Orbs
were not initially soulbound but lost their restrictions and need-roll exclusivity
over the course of the expansion. It was assumed that the same thing would happen to Chaos Orbs as time went on, and lo and behold, it has. Crafters will have to adjust prices accordingly now that a rare component will become less rare.