Jeeves is the culmination of all things Engineering, at least at this point in time. Who knows what wonderful gadgets Blizzard will throw our way in future patches and expansions? For now though, Jeeves is the king of uber-cool. As far as I'm concerned.
You see, even though I don't raid (I'm a solo player, y'know), there's nothing I don't enjoy more than solo-ing old instances and in spite of having 3x 20-slot bags and 1x 22-slot bag and entering one of these instances with 3 empty bags, I will always fill them up halfway through the dungeon. I like to do a full clear of these dungeons because some old items fetch a very good price in the Auction House.
Jeeves solves these problems for me. Coupled with MOLL-E, I shouldn't have any more bag-full problems while solo-ing a dungeon. Ever.
It's just that there are a few small problems with obtaining Jeeves. Luckily, all of them can be solved on your own. No raid or even group needed.
The first problem is that Jeeves requires 450 Engineering. 440 is relatively easy to reach but the last 10 points could be hard to grind. In my previous post on Engineering, I explained how I reached 450 skill.
Did you just reach Engineering 450 and thought you could simply go to the trainer and learn the schematic for Jeeves? Think again young Padawan. Jeeves only drops in certain instances but, more importantly, also drops from certain mobs outside of any instance. The easiest way to get his schematic is to head to Storm Peaks around the coordinates 38,42 where your task is to demolish Library Guardians. After killing them, use the Engineer's Salvage skill on them, which is like a gathering skill inside a profession (uber cool, I tell ya). At some point, one of them will drop Jeeves' schematic. If you think you will have to grind forever and a day, don't fret. Mine dropped in less than 24 minutes of killing these guys. Even better, there were a couple of other people in the area killing them and they were non-engineers, so I could just run around and salvage all the bodies they left behind.
Your journey has just started. Looking over the list of mats required to craft Jeeves, you will probably be dismayed. I mean, c'mon...
2x Field Repair Bot 74A
10x Field Repair Bot 110G
20x Scrapbot Construction Kit
8x Titansteel Bar
2x King's Amber
30x Handful of Cobalt Bolts
That's a shitload of mats and components. Not only that, but if you are a fresh Engineer like I am, you will realize that you are missing 3 important schematics for the repair bots. A quick check with your Engineer trainer will reveal that he doesn't teach these schematics. Now you are really in a pickle, aren't you?
Now quite. Once again, it is relatively easy to obtain the patterns for these repair bots. Of course, if you are impatient and/or you have a lot of money to waste, you could always buy them from the Auction House. Me, I preferred to acquire them on my own. This way, the final goal tastes sweeter.
The Scrapbot Construction Kit is easily obtained from a quest that you will most likely stumble upon while grinding the mobs for Jeeves. One of them will drop a SCRAP-E Access Card item that starts a quest. It pays if you already carry the materials needed for this quest. If not, just craft them and return to the place where you were grinding the Library Guardians. Go inside the main building at the top of the stairs where you'll find a bot with the question mark above its head. Hand in the mats and you will be asked to interact with a console which teaches you the pattern for Scrapbot Construction Kit.
Field Repair Bot 110G is also easy to obtain but requires you to make a trip to Outland, Blade's Edge Mountains to be more precise. There, you'll want to grind Gan'Arg Analyzers. One of them will drop the recipe which has a very high drop rate (20% or so). It took me less than 1 minute from the time I started killing them until I got the drop. It was my 2nd or 3rd mob.
Until now it's been easy. Now comes the hard part. Field Repair Bot 74A is a lot harder to obtain. That's because it is found in Blackrock Depths. Deep inside. And that's one of the most convoluted instances in WoW and certainly the longest. It pays if you know the instance but it took me a while to figure it out. It also pays if you already have the Shadowforge Key (which I didn't have). I'm not going to explain in detail how to get to the schematic. Please read the Wowhead instructions that other players have already provided. Those instructions aren't very clear though and I had a hard time finding my way around. I also got lost a few times and I didn't even get to Emperor Thaurissan whom I wanted to kill for the achievement. The Field Repair Bot 74A schematic is next to a boss named Golem Lord Argelmach. It lies on the ground and only engineers can interact with it. Once again, read the Wowhead comments on how to get there. I wouldn't be able to explain it to you at any rate.
Now that you have all the important ingredients, start crafting! At this point, if you don't already possess 8x Titansteel Bars (I already had a bunch of these bars), you'll find that these run you 1000+ Gold on the Auction House. Ouch! Depending on your server's economy, the King's Amber will cost another 200-300 Gold. Double ouch!
If you've finally managed to assemble all these materials, you can finally begin crafting your Jeeves. Notice that I didn't even mention the mats required to craft the 3 types of repair bots. On their own, those are another story but the mats are a lot cheaper than what's required for Jeeves.
Finally, you've crafted Jeeves , the pinnacle of your Engineering career. Good job! From here, you can look down on all the lesser mortals and sneer at them while their bags are overflowing and their gear is falling apart.
Hoping that this account of how to craft Jeeves was useful, here's a screenshot of my Engineer Hunter with his new butler at his side.
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