|Blade's Edge Mountains|
What Are They?
Depleted Items are non-equipable items that drop from any of the mobs on either of the plateaus in the Blade's Edge Mountains zone. These are the 2 areas that house Ogri'la and Bash'irs Landing and both require a flying mount to reach. All of the mobs and elites in both of these areas can drop Apexis Shards. All of these items can be upgraded to their equipable forms once they are converted from their depleted state via the inclusion of the appropriate number of apexis shards. While the shards are Bind-on-PickUp, the depleted items and their appropriate upgrades are all Bind-On-Equip. Many of us have an excess storage of the shards in the bank from questing, raising rep, or working on Loremaster. This strategy provides you with an option to utilizing those extra Apexis Shards to turn a profit. If you check the auction house, you will often find these depleted items selling for a good low price as some people don't understand what they are selling. Simply buying the depleted items, then adding the shards to upgrade it to sell can turn you a nice profit, if you purchase them at a nice low price. Here is the complete list of the depleted items and what they upgrade to:
Depleted Two-Handed Axe -> Apexis Cleaver
Depleted Sword -> Crystal Forged Sword
Depleted Staff -> Flaming Quartz Staff
Depleted Ring -> Dream Crystal Band
Depleted Mace -> Apexis Crystal Mace
Depleted Dagger -> Crystal-Infused Shiv
Depleted Cloak -> Crystal Weave Cape
Depleted Badge -> Badge of Tenacity
Depleted Mail Gauntlets -> Crystalhide Handwraps
Depleted Cloth Bracers -> Crystalweave Bracers
All of these items take 50 Apexis Shards to upgrade. Some of these get significant upgrades due to the addition of gem sockets to their completed counterpart.
Do you have unused Apexis Shards in your bank that could earn you some gold?