With the new expansion out, do I need to have Cataclysm added to my account in order to go to an Archaeology trainer and start learning/using the new secondary skill?

  • The way this is presented in-game is somewhat mystifying if you don't have Cataclysm. I was confused when talking to the Archeology trainer in Ironforge just opened a blank dialog window. – JamesGecko Dec 12 '10 at 2:27

Yes. Cataclysm is required to train archaeology. The trainers will have nothing to teach you if your account does not have Cataclysm enabled. alt text

  • This has already been said in my answer. What do you post that's new in this answer? – SgtOJ Dec 10 '10 at 0:26
  • @Brian 1) I had this question open in a new tab before your answer went up, sorry about that. 2) You erm... kind of got the question backwards with respect to the Yes/No aspect. – LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 10 '10 at 0:28
  • Yes I clearify that what I meant by no. However, if the answer was fully read then one we have receive the same and correct answer from my answer. – SgtOJ Dec 10 '10 at 0:33
  • Thank you for the quick response guys, you both covered it nicely – jlucktay Dec 10 '10 at 3:16
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    I have added a picture to the accepted answer demonstrating the truth of it. – Raven Dreamer Dec 25 '10 at 2:53

The short answer is no you can not train without upgrading. One can only train Archaeology after one's account has been updated to Cataclyms. There isn't an screenshot that can be used as proof. However, proof can be found on page from the trustworthy fellows at WoW Head.

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    This is in fact correct, though he inverted the question from "Do I need Cataclysm to learn archaeology?" to "Can I learn archaeology without Cataclysm", which is probably why the downvotes are coming. – Raven Dreamer Dec 10 '10 at 0:53

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