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  • Pristine Black Diamond
  • Item Level 0
    Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable

Pristine Black Diamond is a rare quest item and a mineral.


Pristine Black Diamond drops off high-level Elite mobs throughout the world and in instances.

It is primarily found in Stratholme and the Scholomance. Other locations that have a lower drop percentile are Dire Maul, Blackwing Lair, and Blackrock Spire.

Other information

Currently, the primary demand for this item comes from players attempting to complete the Money achievement.png Insane in the Membrane achievement, which among other things requires a character turn in about 84 librams of Focus, Protection and Rapidity for Shen'dralar reputation.

Several sources have noted that it may take 3-5 full clears of an instance (Scholomance, Stratholme, Dire Maul North/West) for each pristine black diamond obtained.

While the adventurer prefers to loot this item from a dead foe after a hours worth of killing, the entrepreneur might choose the time saver (although not a gold saver) and check the auction house.

As a quest objective

As an ingredient



This item can be placed in [Bag of Jewels] and [Gem Pouch].

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Pristine 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.
  • World of Warcraft Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Added.

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