Inv enchant disenchant.png
  • Disenchant
  • 3 sec cast
  • Extracts the magical element(s) from good quality (Green) or better weapons or armor. The targeted item will be DESTROYED and will not be retrievable.

Disenchant is an ability that comes with Enchanting. It extracts the magical element(s) from uncommon, rare or epic weapons and armor, which can then be used to enchant other items. The targeted item will be DESTROYED and will not be retrievable. Legendary and heirloom items, as well as items that aren't armor or weapons, cannot be disenchanted.

In the lore

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The blood elves at the Thalassian Base Camp had developed a special method for pulverizing the magical items they acquired, producing  [Glittering Dust] which differed from the components normally acquired by a disenchanting spell. Archmage Xylem was interested into that dust.[1]

Patch changes

  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): New icon.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): There is now a minimum required skill level on all disenchantable items.
    Previously, all disenchantable items (including high-end raiding epics) could be disenchanted with 1 skill point in Enchanting.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Players can no longer mail or auction an item that they've just disenchanted.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): You can no longer disenchant an item while you have the disenchant loot window open for another item, which caused you to lose the original item and its loot.

See also


  1. ^ N [52] Magic Dust

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