Inv legendary theblackprince.png
  • Gaze of the Black Prince
  • Passive
  • Increases reputation gained with the Black Prince by 100%. Increases the chances his most hated foes will relinquish their Secrets of the Empire, Sigil of Wisdom, Sigil of Power, or Titan Runestones.

Gaze of the Black Prince is a buff that passively doubles The Black Prince reputation standing gains and increases the drop chances on the legendary quest items:  [Sigil of Power],  [Sigil of Wisdom],  [Titan Runestone], and  [Secrets of the Empire]. It is automatically active on all characters during designated time windows, and persists through death, logging out, and similar interruptions until Blizzard deactivates it itself.


Previous instances of the buff lasted two weeks each, but the current one is expected to last through the release of Patch 6.0.2, the major patch updating the game for the Warlords of Draenor expansion. It is likely to be the final buff period, since the entire quest line will be removed once the expansion is released.[1]


The first three buff windows each lasted two weeks, and the final period beginning at 10 am on September 2 was initially announced to last two weeks as well.[2] This last buff was later extended to remain active until the release of Patch 6.0.2 on October 14, 2014. Due to an error in the coding, it ended one day early instead.[3]


The following calendar table illustrates the timing of both the [Gaze of the Black Prince] and [Heart of the Valorous] buffs from May through August 2014; the two buffs appeared to be scheduled in a complementary fashion during that period. Days in which Gaze of the Black Prince was active are shaded in black, while Heart of the Valorous is indicated by purple.

Weeks are shown beginning on Tuesdays, the day of regular North American server maintenance. All times are in PDT.

Patch 5.4.8 World Buffs (edit)
Week of Primary buff Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
May 20 None Patch 5.4.8 released
May 27 Valor[4] 5/30, 9 am
June 3 Valor
June 10 None 6/10, 9 am
June 17 Black Prince[5] 6/17, 9 am
June 24 Black Prince 6/30, 9 am
July 1 Valor 7/4, am 7/7, am
July 8 Valor[6] 7/11, 9 am 7/14, 9 am
July 15 Black Prince[7] 7/15, 10 am
July 22 Black Prince
July 29 Valor[8] 7/29, 10 am 8/1, 10 am 8/4, 9 am
August 5 Valor[9] 8/8, 10 am 8/11, 9 am
August 12 Black Prince[10] 8/12, 10 am
August 19 Black Prince
August 26 None 8/26, 10 am

The period beginning on Tuesday, August 12 was originally announced to begin on Sunday, August 17. It went live on August 12 instead, and the Blizzard blog entry was updated accordingly.[11]



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