I'm trying to complete my Leatherworking and Enchanting patterns. I've probably done Emerald Nightmare like a dozen times, on LFR, normal and Heroic, but I still am lacking most recipes from raids and dungeons.

Do these even drop on LFR difficulty?

  • Afaik only mount recipes (steelbound harness) don't drop on LFR difficulty.
    – dly
    Aug 2, 2017 at 6:31

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Looking at this enchanting guide, it shows beside each Rank 3 Enchantment that it is found by World Creatures.

But, looking at the actual boss drops for Xavius for example, the rank 3 enchanting options are no longer visible when switching between LFR and normal.

Therefor no, LFR cannot give rank 3 enchantments.


According to Wowhead, rank 3 drops only on normal and above, with a very small percentage drop rate:

LFR - No Mark of the Distant Army

Normal - Rank 3 Mark of the Distant Army, 0.3% drop rate

Heroic is listed as 1.1% and mythic 0.4%. Unfortunately, these rates are plagued by the issue that not all captured encounters have enchanters there and even if they do some people would already have the rank 3 formula and would therefore be ineligible to have it drop for them.

  • You probably got the links mixed up. They both show normal loot..?
    – dly
    Jan 25, 2018 at 7:57
  • The links work fine for me. The LFR one ends in #drops:mode=lfr and shows 21 items, the normal one ends in #drops:mode=n, shows 23 items, and also shows the rank 3 formula in the loot table.
    – RudyB
    Jan 25, 2018 at 13:12
  • Strange.. I need the mode=raidfinder to display the right items.
    – dly
    Jan 25, 2018 at 17:29
  • Strange indeed. If I was not in the middle of a business trip I would try to edit some screen captures as illustrations for the answer. I will try to keep a mental note to do that when I get back home to my good PC.
    – RudyB
    Jan 26, 2018 at 7:37

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