Introduced in the Cataclysm Cataclysm expansion, Reforging allows undesired stats on gear to be exchanged for more useful stats. It allows 40% of a secondary stat (such as critical strike, dodge, haste, hit or parry rating) or spirit to be exchanged for another secondary stat or spirit, and reforging is handled by NPCs known as Arcane Reforgers located in the major cities. The cost of reforging an item is equal to its' sale value.[1] Stats can only be exchanged for other stats which are not already on the gear. Earlier in Cataclysm's development, reforging was planned to be an ability of Jewelcrafters, Engineers, Tailors, Blacksmiths and Leatherworkers, who would have been able to create items similar to enchantment scrolls which other characters could use to reforge their gear.[citation needed]

New UI in Patch 4.3 Edit

In Patch 4.3, the UI has been changed to give a set of selectable radio buttons to choose what stats to change and how to reforge rather than the previous drop-menus.[2]

Locations of reforgers Edit

Arcane Reforgers are located in every faction capital near the Transmogrifier, and will reforge any item with Item Level 200 or higher.

Reforgable stats Edit

Non-reforgable stats Edit

Notes Edit

  • It has been stated that Reforging is not intended to be used routinely on all items, like Enchanting, but to allow more classes to conceivably roll on potential upgrades, rather than being forced to disenchant.[citation needed]

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