With the removal of Mana Wisps from the game, crafting Obsidian gear has had its crafting recipes changed. It is replaced by a Sealed regular crafting weapon (Illustrious-Erenor).
Unlike the crafted weapons (Illustrious-Erenor), Obsidian gear still has grade inheritance, so if you decide to use a Divine Obsidian Shortspear to craft an Ominous Obsidian Shortspear, it will still retain the Divine grade (or have an extremely small chance to go up a grade). This could be a possible reason why the regrade rates (as seen in this post) for Obsidian gear are lower than Illustrious-Ayanad and other weapons, because Obsidian gear will inherit the grade the material weapon was, unlike Illustrious-Erenor’s grade requirement for crafting up. (They made it easier to regrade successfully for Illustrious to Ayanad so it’s easier to upgrade.)
Without further ado, let’s look at what crafting recipe changes that have occurred for Obsidian gear in 3.5! Continue reading