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  • Goblin Jumper Cables
  • Item Level 33
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Requires Engineering (165)
  • Use: Jumper Cables will sometimes be able to shock a dead player back to life. Cannot be used when in combat.
  • Sell Price: 21s
  • Cooldown: 30 min
  • 4 sec cast

Goblin Jumper Cables can be used to shock a dead player back to life. They have a success rate of 33% and a cooldown of 30 minutes.


This device consists of several thick yellow cables that snake out from a copper-wrapped battery. Attach the cables to various points on a recently fallen comrade, flip the switch, and the body jerks off the ground and spasms mightily while electricity plays over the thinly insulated cables. The smell of burning hair wafts up. In addition to being fun to watch, this display sometimes revives the individual. Goblin jumper cables can only revive a person that has been dead for fewer than ten minutes.[1] (WoWRPG 213)


Goblin Jumper Cables are made by Engineers with a skill of 165.

Materials Required
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6x [Iron Bar]
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2x [Whirring Bronze Gizmo]
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2x [Flask of Oil]
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2x [Silk Cloth]
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2x [Shadowgem]
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1x [Fused Wiring]

The recipe for this item is taught by [Schematic: Goblin Jumper Cables], a limited sale recipe available for 20s from:


  • The jumper cables share a 30min cooldown with the Goblin Jumper Cables XL and the Gnomish Army Knife.
  • The Cables are not soulbound, so if they fail to resurrect but there is another Engineer with enough skill to use them, they can be passed to that player for another try.
  • NPCs cannot be resurrected, but you can resurrect pets and other players.
  • Despite its name you do not need to be a goblin engineer to use these, or to make them. Any engineer can do so.
  • An improved version, Goblin Jumper Cables XL, have a success rate of 50%. They require Engineering skill of at least 265, and do require Goblin Engineering specialization to make.
    • A further improved version, Gnomish Army Knife, allegedly has a success rate of 66%. They require Engineering skill of at least 350 and the rank of Grand Master Engineer.
  • These are useful if you are class that cannot resurrect normally, but are able to escape or avoid a fight. (Rogues, Hunters and Mages(with Invisibility) would be a good example)
  • Occasionally the jumper cables strike you for 50 nature damage.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.4.2 (2008-05-13): Goblin Jumper Cables are no longer a trinket item.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07):
    • Both types of the engineer made Jumper Cables now share a cooldown. It was never intended to allow a player to use jumper cables XL and jumper cables within the same period of time.
    • Jumper Cables no longer have a chance to break when they fail

External links

  1. ^ WoWRPG, 213