• Eye of the Black Prince
  • Binds when picked up
  • Unique
  • Use: Add a prismatic socket to a Sha-Touched weapon or Armament of the Thunder King.
  • "The socket seethes, almost with an intelligence of its own."

Eye of the Black Prince adds a prismatic socket to any Sha-Touched weapon.

In Patch 5.2, an Eye can be attached to any weapon that drops from the Throne of Thunder,[1] in addition to the previous nine sha-touched weapons.


This item can be purchased from Commander Oxheart in Townlong Steppes and Blacktalon Quartermaster at the Veiled Stair for 2500g by players who have completed the following quests:

Before patch 6.0.2 this was also a reward from the above quests, but they have since been removed.


  • It is possible for characters that have dual wield to use the eye on both of the sha-touched equipped weapons.
  • This socket can NOT be applied to weapons introduced in the Siege of Orgrimmar.

Patch changes

  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer a quest reward.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Can now be used to apply a prismatic socket on Reborn weapons.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2013-01-08): Commander Oxheart in Townlong Steppes will now sell Crystallized Dread, Crystallized Terror, Crystallized Horror, and Eye of the Black Prince for gold to players that have completed the appropriate quest lines.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Added.


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Bashiok 2013-02-11. Preparing to Kill a King. Archived from the original on 2013-02-11. Retrieved on 2013-02-11.

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