- Black Diamond
- Item Level
As an ingredient
Black Diamond is used in the following recipes:
- Darkrune Helm
- Mongoose Boots
- Figurine - Black Diamond Crab
- Prismatic Black Diamond
As a quest item
Black Diamond is needed for the following quests:
Black Diamonds are generally considered to be part of the Classic (pre-Burning Crusade) endgame, and thus less valuable with the Burning Crusade expansion. With the addition of Wrath of the Lich King, they can now by cut into Prismatic Black Diamonds, producing a random cut uncommon TBC gem.
Many classic crafted items using Black Diamonds are inferior to Uncommon or better items available in Outland, and thus available even to players without the expansion (via the Auction House). The Darkrune Helm may in theory be useful to people who do not play the expansion, yet are interested in the classic endgame, but could be replaced by a "of Shadow Protection" helm, or possibly any uncommon helm with +Stamina, from Outland, as well as certain classic boss drops like Grand Crusader's Helm, Judgement Crown or Helm of Wrath.
The Librams could be useful as low level enchants before other Augments become available, but a player heading to Outland at level 58 may find the price too high.
Prior to Patch 2.2, Enchant Cloak - Subtlety required Black Diamonds.
- Patch 1.11.0 (patch date:2006-06-20): Drop rate greatly increased. Now found in Dark Iron deposits.
- Patch 1.7.0 (patch date:2005-09-22): Black Diamonds may now be found in the Miscellaneous Junk category of the Auction House.
While not noted in patch notes, these are currently found in the Quest category.