I sought knowledge and found it!

I’ve slowly been working on The Seat of Knowledge archeology achievement which rewards the title Seeker of Knowledge.

After much digging stuff up – I’m so glad I was doing this on a dwarf thanks to one of their racial abilities – I finally have it!


The tl;dr of the post is that it took 955 Mogu and Pandaren artifacts to get this achievement.

Getting all of the pristine artifacts wasn’t too bad at the start. Towards the end however? It got really painful. There is apparently a 10% chance of an artifact being pristine which doesn’t sound too bad.

However towards the end you have to work through a lot of other artifacts you’ve already had pristine instances of to get the ones you’re missing. When you’re down to needing a single pristine artifact you end up needing to work through three things to get that last pristine artifact:

  1. The right digsite available – the Lorewalker Maps can help with this
  2. The right artifacts being worked on
  3. The completed artifact being pristine

So, what do the numbers look like for me? I’ve not included the Mantid numbers here as for a while back in 5.1 I was using the Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator which will skew the numbers as there was no chance I’d get Pandaren or Mogu digsites whilst that was in use.

Total number of Pandaren and Mogu artifacts: 955

Pandaren artifacts

Count Artifact
56 Gold-Inlaid Porcelain Funerary Figurine
52 Apothecary Tins
51 Standard of Niuzao
50 Pandaren Game Board
48 Twin Stein Set of Brewfather Quan Tou Kuo
47 Carved Bronze Mirror
44 Empty Keg of Brewfather Xin Wo Yin
44 Pearl of Yu’lon
42 Pandaren Tea Set
35 Walking Cane of Brewfather Ren Yun
Total 469

Mogu artifacts

Count Artifact
55 Warlord’s Branding Iron
53 Edicts of the Thunder King
52 Mogu Coin
52 Cracked Mogu Runestone
51 Worn Monument Ledger
51 Petrified Bone Whip
45 Thunder King Insignia
45 Terracotta Arm
44 Manacles of Rebellion
38 Iron Amulet
Total 486
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2 Responses to I sought knowledge and found it!

  1. strumpet101 says:

    I do a LOT of digging and I am not there yet :) Congratulations!

    • sivation says:

      Thanks! And yes, it takes a lot of digging! 955 mogu + pandaran artifacts in total. Plus a load more Mantid ones on top of that.

      Got all of the “collect 20 artifact” achievements whilst chasing this & then some!

      Good luck with your digging up of stuff as you seek knowledge.

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