Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

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Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Rikaku » Wed May 03, 2017 12:32 am

So I was just in a Warsong Scramble (the new pvp brawl) when I saw another Hunter in front of me with a Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle transmog over his Thas'dorah artifact. The thing that caught my eye, however, was that it had an enchant!!

In my haste to see if enchants were actually a ranged weapon thing, I forgot to take a screenshot when I left the bg. I ran to tmog and... nope. I still cannot tmog enchants on ranged weapons. It won't even let me try.

So... how did this guy do it? Is there some special trick? It was distinctly the Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle that his Thas'dorah was tmog'd to (I inspected it). And the enchant was very clearly the "Nightmare" enchant appearance that's dropped by Xavius. Because I spotted him at the start of the match (when you're in the safety of your base before the gates open), I know it wasn't some weird PVP buff offered by the Brawl.

So just... what the heck is going on o_O because holy crap I really wish we could do that regularly lol


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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by SpiritBinder » Wed May 03, 2017 12:47 am

I'm still dreaming/hoping they'll come to the table on this... it quietly kills me.

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For time time being, there is a trick/bug that works for some guns and a few x-bows, here is all the info and combos found thus far....

Enjoy!

  • 1. equip the gun/bow you want to apply the illusion on
    2. open the transmogrifier
    3. equip a 2h weapon like a sword or polearm
    4. select the illusion
    5. swap back to the weapon gun/bow
    6. apply the illusion

    Currently the illusions only show on some guns/x bows listed below

    Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle
    Felcrystal impaler
    Wild Combatant's Heavy Crossbow
    Toxin-Tipped Bolt Launcher
    Felfire Munitions Launcher
    Wild Combatant's Rifle
    snub-nosed Iron Rifle
    Nerubian conquerer
    Mark "S" Boomstick
    Telescopic Sharprifle
    The Boomstick
    Rimebane Rifle
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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Rawr » Wed May 03, 2017 1:07 am

Winter's Grasp looks nice :D
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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Rikaku » Wed May 03, 2017 10:34 am

SpiritBinder wrote:I'm still dreaming/hoping they'll come to the table on this... it quietly kills me.
For time time being, there is a trick/bug that works for some guns and a few x-bows, here is all the info and combos found thus far....

Enjoy!

  • 1. equip the gun/bow you want to apply the illusion on
    2. open the transmogrifier
    3. equip a 2h weapon like a sword or polearm
    4. select the illusion
    5. swap back to the weapon gun/bow
    6. apply the illusion

    Currently the illusions only show on some guns/x bows listed below

    Wolfslayer Sniper Rifle
    Felcrystal impaler
    Wild Combatant's Heavy Crossbow
    Toxin-Tipped Bolt Launcher
    Felfire Munitions Launcher
    Wild Combatant's Rifle
    snub-nosed Iron Rifle
    Nerubian conquerer
    Mark "S" Boomstick
    Telescopic Sharprifle
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This is awesome, thank you!

And I totally agree, I really want to see illusions on ranged weapons :(


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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Talihawk » Wed May 03, 2017 1:42 pm

thank you!!

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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Rawr » Wed May 03, 2017 4:22 pm

I'm adding to your list Spirit: The Boomstick and the Rimebane Rifle
This might be my new favorite mog :lol:
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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Xella » Wed May 03, 2017 7:45 pm

Illusions on the weapons themselves do look pretty cool, not gonna lie. I like the old blizzcon version of the application, where it's concentrated at the firing point, but I have to imagine it'd look pretty dang cool in other formats on other weapons. It'd be a lot of effort to go back and find the correct anchor points on 200 bows, 185 guns, and 108 crossbows (plus any "hidden" looks that I don't have collected and either aren't available anymore or just aren't in my mog list yet), especially since they just said recently in the Q&A that they weren't interested in doing that for any of the artifact skins. I hope they'll do it some day, but it doesn't feel very likely :( Maybe they'll at least let us keep this? I dunno, feels less objectionable than the wolf puppy pet, but that line's really hard to suss out sometimes.

It's even less likely to happen (because it's another aesthetic hunter-specific thing) but I'd love to see illusions for ranged weapons effect the ammunition instead/as well. I really miss the old blue glowing arrows (were those the engi ones, or were they from AV rep? I can't remember), or the arcaney arrows from Thori'dal (which actually seem to have their effect replaced? this is not the graphic I remember from TBC). Some weapons have their own special ammo already (the archaeology gun, Titanstrike itself, etc). I think just by virtue of the amount of ammo we fire off (vs how many e.g. swords people tend to wear) they'd have to tend toward more simple/classic era-style effects, but still.

(I also still want quivers/ammo pouches as a separate thing from MM-specific artifact looks, but now we're just getting into my aesthetic laundry list, rofl)
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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by SpiritBinder » Wed May 03, 2017 9:52 pm

Rawr wrote:I'm adding to your list Spirit: The Boomstick and the Rimebane Rifle :mrgreen:
Sweet as! I knew there might be some others (Ironically I have the The Boomstick and have used it before with an enchant, but forgot to add :P) I'll add them to the list, thanks :D
Xella wrote:Maybe they'll at least let us keep this? I dunno, feels less objectionable than the wolf puppy pet, but that line's really hard to suss out sometimes.
The visual's that are applied, are rather minor compared to most other weapons, you can barley see some enchants on the guns. As it's purley a cosmetic thing that does impact on any gameplay or distortion of graphical quality, I'm pretty confident that posting it here was ok.

As for wolf puppy pet making it's way into this thread too, I swear that thing is going to plague us worse than an Unholy Death knight (Just Die DAM YOU!) :lol:

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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Xella » Wed May 03, 2017 10:41 pm

It absolutely will die down, but it's gonna take a while :x It's also the most in-mind "harmless" thing that got hotfixed; mogging Hati into non-beasts via polymorphs and such had some actual gameplay implications (meta!Hati was gigantic, murloc!Hati was tiny) so it's not as good a comparison.

I didn't mean to drag it in here for realsies though, sorry >___>;;
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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by SpiritBinder » Wed May 03, 2017 11:12 pm

Xella wrote: I didn't mean to drag it in here for realsies though, sorry >___>;;
Nar it's cool :hug: Just being sassy :P

So many panties got bunched that day, I can't recall such a vocal reaction to the likes of such in nearly a decade. It's gonna take a lot of ironing to set and get them straight, it'll just take time ;)

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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by NazzyDragon » Fri May 19, 2017 10:57 am

Or yall could join the stab-things-with-a-spear hunter club.

I can enchant all my mogs! Lol.

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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Rikaku » Tue May 23, 2017 12:43 pm

NazzyDragon wrote:Or yall could join the stab-things-with-a-spear hunter club.

I can enchant all my mogs! Lol.
It's almost tempting, but I love my ranged combat far too much to ever give that up as my main spec :lol:

If SV was more how like Rexxar makes it look... then I'd maybe spend more time with it XD I plan to touch SV eventually, though mostly just to get that artifact appearance for completion's sake, lol


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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by Dysphoria » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:31 pm

It appears as of 7.3 this has been patched to prevent it working. I have still got the weapon enchant applied to my gun but the method of applying a different weapon enchant no longer works.

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Re: Ranged Weapon Enchant/Illusion???

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm

Hasn't Blizzard heard? Every weapon enchant is a hunter weapon enchant!
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