Sky Crystal

Tonight I was ecstatic to finish my Sky Crystal which is created by combining 10x Skyshards. The Sky Crystal allows you to remove the Nimbus Shroud from Alani who can be seen flying around the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Here’s the breakdown of the sources I looted mine from:

Treasures of the Vale x2
Stonebark Trickster x3
Shao-Tien Reclaimer/Maurader x3
Slateskin Troublemaker x1
Paleblade Flesheater x1
Sky Crystal

Research in the Vale

Don’t expect this to be a quick and easy venture though. It took several months before I even saw my first Skyshard. In fact, I managed to get exalted on Cymre and not see one. But by the time I had collected eight on Tallys, it was announced that they would be BoE in the upcoming patch which was music to my ears. Once the patch hit, I was ecstatic to be able to send my shards to Cymre to make my Sky Crystal when the time came.


The drop was not necessarily from the designated daily as I looted one from a random Stonebark Trickster one particular day but I wasn’t prepared to farm indefinitely so I preferred to just do my dailies on one toon but getting that last Skyshard took several days on several characters.

I’m also not convinced that it drops more from any particular mob in the Vale but it seems to drop from pretty much anything in the zone, even the small bags from rares but I did not experience this myself.

When you create it, you’ll see a pretty spectacular animation, resulting in a pretty big explosion of energy.

Make-Sky-Crystal Wait-Alani

Once I had found a nice spot to engage her, I channelled the Sky Crystal which removes 20% of her health. From there it literally took just a few seconds to finish her off and loot my reward.


Even though I was in a party with Coolidge, he noted that the tag was grey to him but the Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent still came up as a group roll (for those interested).

	 Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent

Here’s to another milestone :D

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 on your new mount! I have two at exalted with Golden Lotus and I think between them I only have four so far, maybe some day!

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    • Thx. It definitely took a lot of effort but it was worth it.

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    • It does, just a different colour to the August Celestials one at exalted. :)

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  2. Grats Cymre! :)
    I am nowhere near completing this! I don’t know if I have the willpower to actually get it done. But that mount sure is something!

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    • She is, there sure are a lot of serpents in the game now.

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  3. Congrats! I’m still needing 1 shard. So she was an easy kill? Easily solo-able by a priest?

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    • Ooh, so close, like I was! Yes, she’s very easy, I was disc at the time and went down with just a few casts.

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    • Oh, our bags look very similar btw! Same add-on, contents and lack of space!

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    • Thanks! Hehe, I was thinking of removing that pic due to the number of pics in the post.

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  4. That’s so awesome! Grats on your new mount. I have only two crystals. Maybe I should level an alt to help out :)

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    • That’s what worked for me anyway. I did it for the recipes and the items as you progress though the rep :)

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  5. Grats on the gorgeous mount! Finally after writing about it in the beta, you have one in live! :)

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    • I can say that about so many things I saw back then. This was one of the things I really wanted to (start and) complete so it was worth all the hard work – my perseverance finally paid off!

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  6. Congratulations!

    I’ve only ever obtained one Skyshard… perhaps when I get more characters to 90 and start doing GL dailies again, I’ll get some more.

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  7. Your posts are so helpful, Cymre – just wanted to take a moment and say ‘thank you!’

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    • Thanks so much. I really appreciate that Matty :D

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  8. Grats on the Sky Crystal grind and the mount! I have yet to see a single shard on any of my toons. Looks like I’ll be farming this mount towards the end of MoP, lol.

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    • Thx! You definitely need to put in the time for this one. :P

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  9. Grats, that is quite a feat! Love the Tagging screenshot, looks so.. adventurous :)

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    • Thank you! I was so excited to finally be able to interact with her.

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  1. Lilpeanut - Gratz!!! “@Cymre: New Post! Sky Crystal :D”

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