Jin’ya & the Sha

Last weekend, I walked out of the Terrace of Endless Spring raid with Jin’ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker. In 5.1, they made a significant change to the staff design which could not be mistaken for anything other than a Sha-touched weapon, especially when it turns your Shadowfiend or Mindbender into one.

Jin'ya staff

It’s a bit of a shame though as I did love the old look of it but I definitely feel like I’ve been seduced by the dark side using the staff as shadow.

Jin'ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker

Although even as Disc, I have a Sha-touched Shadowfiend.

Jin'ya staff

Thanks to Nyxrinne for suggesting I try some Desecrated Oil.

Desecrated Oil

The Equip effect leaves a lot to be desired though – Increases your movement speed by 10% while in Dread Wastes but I have to admit that the first time I saw my Mindbender pop out of the ground, it almost felt like another Archaeology dig.

Now all I need is the Crystallized Horror to go with it.

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. Grats! Now you need a “sha-touched” transmog to go with it! :P

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  2. Now if only my pally’s Guardian of the Ancient Kings turned into a Sha when I wield Kri’tak…

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  3. Grats! That staff and its shadowfiend mod are twelve kinds of brilliant. Maybe some Desecrated Oil to finish the look?

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  4. Nice staff!!!

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    • Kam – OMG! I didn’t even think of making a mog for it. What’s going on, that doesn’t sound like me. I think I was just itching to post something.

      Tome – Hmm, will need my thinking cap on for this one.

      Cy – it would be hilarious to see a Sha but still hear the grunting from your guardian :P

      Nyx – That a great idea! At least until I get a proper mog together :)

      Pando – Thx :D

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  5. OMG! That’s why my Mindbender doesn’t look like a Mindbender anymore! I’ve been wondering and just assumed that a patch changed the model. I was sad because I liked my little flying shadow-squid. I don’t mind the change now that I know what’s causing it. Very cool. Thanks!

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