The Gnomish Mind Control Cap can allow an engineer to [Mind Control] an enemy. When triggered, it turns target humanoid or player into a combat pet. This pet will fight on your behalf for 20 seconds, or until dispelled. As a combat pet, you get the standard pet control bars with which to control it.

There are a few limitations on this item. If, as a hunter or warlock, you already have a pet summoned, you will get the message "you already have a creature summoned." It also cannot be used if the target is in combat, thus requiring that it be triggered before combat.

The cap may be used by engineers with a skill of 215 or higher. Gnome Engineering specialization is apparently not required to use this item.


This item is crafted with Engineering (235) specialized in Gnomish Engineering; taught by trainers.

Materials required:
Inv ingot 06.png 10x [Mithril Bar] Inv ingot 08.png 4x [Truesilver Bar]
Inv battery 02.png 1x [Gold Power Core] Inv misc gem ruby 02.png 2x [Star Ruby]
Inv fabric mageweave 01.png 4x [Mageweave Cloth]


  • The effect is not same as Priests [Mind Control], which gives you complete power over the foe's actions.
  • Engineers can also tinker [Dullard] to their belt.

Possible malfunctions

  • Fails with no effect, but cooldown is trigged.
  • User becomes mind controlled by target. However, if the Gnomish Mind Control Cap is used while in a shapeshift form (such as cat form), this effect does not trigger.

Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Stats and item level modified due to level squish.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-19): The Gnomish Mind Control Cap may now only be used on targets that are not in combat.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Is now subject to diminishing returns in the Charm category.

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