The world’s a-changin’, our stats are better, our gear more powerful, and old content is even more of a joke than it used to be. It hit me in the heart muscle — right here — when they removed the Amani War Bear just before Wrath came out. Of course, the transition patch made (theoretically) beating the timer in Zul’Aman much easier, but we were so damn close even before it dropped. With Patch 4.0.3 on deck, that means it’s time for Blizzard to bring out the axe again. The following is the official list of items that will either be removed, or have the methods for obtaining them significantly tweaked.
Predictably, several are from the raid version of Zul’Gurub which will be removed in the expansion and replaced with a new questing area. Some rare Wrath mounts are getting even rarer, to boot.
Swift Zulian Tiger
Zul’Gurub is changing from a raid to a leveling zone in 4.0.3, and this mount will no longer be obtainable.
Swift Razzashi Raptor
This mount will also no longer be obtainable after the change to Zul’Gurub.
With the change to Zul’Gurub this non-combat pet will no longer be obtainable.
Tome of Polymorph: Turtle
This tome will continue to be available through other means.
Crusader’s White/Black Warhorse and Swift Alliance Steed/Swift Horde Wolf
As the attempt-based tribute system is being removed from Heroic Trial of the Crusader, the Argent Crusade Tribute Chest will no longer spawn, and these mounts will no longer be obtainable
Reins of the Blue Drake
This mount will once again be available from defeating 10-player Malygos without needing to use the Dungeon Finder. The Reins of the Azure Drake will only be available on 25-player Malygos.
This mount will change to be a very low drop chance when defeating 25-player Yogg’Saron with no Keepers assisting you
This mount will change to be a very low drop chance when defeating Heroic 25-player Lich King