Wait, this is still a thing? pic.twitter.com/e2cs1k49sg
— Rfeann Berougin (@SvelteKumquat) September 27, 2016
Why yes, Rfeann it sure is.
Our Class Hall has a fair amount going on and one of the awesome little things that we rogues can do is occasionally benefit from the vault of treasures that Marin Noggenfogger so enjoys to nap on. Marin guards the Uncrowned Vault with pure goblin pragmatism, but there are ways to get him to part with a treasure.
The first thing that you need to do is talk to Winstone Wolfe and have him research The Vault. Once your research is complete, you will be able to acquire two different items that will allow you to pry a little something for yourself from those greedy goblin fingers.
One of those items is the Vault Ticket. This ticket has a chance to drop when you successfully complete a Class Hall Mission.
The other is Marin Noggenfogger’s Lucky Coin. This coin can be pickpocketed from various mobs throughout the Broken Isles.
Bring Marin a ticket or a coin, and he will allow you to pick one of three items for your very own. Look around. The items all appear in the vault and are highlighted as interactable. Some sit on their own, others are in containers like the Large Plundered Sack. Many items are single-use or have charges and include such wonders as Smoky Boots, Pack of Battle Potions, Thistle Tea, and Poisoned Throwing Knives. You can also get gold, Artifact Power, and if you are especially lucky, a toy (Suspicious Crate) or a transmog hat (Uncrowned Shadowcraft Cap).
But back to why we are talking about this in the first place. Sometimes, you will be able to get one or more Key to the Palace of Lei Shen. You may see a Sparking Set of Keys hanging on the wall, or you may get some from the aforementioned Large Plundered Sack. But why, like Rfeann, you might ask, are we able to get a formerly unattainable item from a long ago expansion? Well here’s the fun part.
Unlike in the old days, you don’t need to go all the way to the Isle of Thunder to enter the Troves of the Thunder King scenario, you can just run downstairs and hand your key to Taoshi who will send you right in. While you are there, just like in the before times, grab chests and/or work your way to the end of the scenario in the given time. At the end you will be able to open one or more Lei Shen’s Burial Trove chests depending on how many Buriel Trove Key you managed to pick up. Those chests have a chance to contain Tome of Otherworldly Venoms, and that unlocks a hidden appearance for your Subtlety Artifact Weapon, Fangs of the Devourer.
A few notes:
- If you have keys left over from Mists of Pandaria, you can use them
- You do not have to be level 110 to have the item drop
- You do not have to be in Subtlety spec or have your loot set to Subtlety to have the item drop
So there you have it. A new and exciting use for Key to the Palace of Lei Shen. But there are still old uses: y’know, gold, and I know at least one rogue who’s going to use this to try to get those achieves he missed back in Mists of Pandaria!
A few more notes:
- Currently you need to give Marin a ticket for the day before you can benefit from the coins. Hopefully this is a bug and will be fixed.
- If you have Marin off on a mission, no worries, he’ll be available to assist you with your vault ticket if necessary. You’ll have to wait to give him a coin though.
- There have been reports that the Suspicious Crate may actually spawn independently of Marin – so keep an eye out. It apparently appears on the rug directly in front of where Marin naps.