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Trinket refers to a type of armor worn in the trinket equipment slot. Trinkets are also called devices, gadgets and other references.

Trinkets are itemized unlike any other type of armor. Whereas most high level armor will give moderate bonuses to four or five of the seven or eight stats useful to your particular class, a trinket will generally provide very large bonuses to just two stats. Typically, one bonus will be a flat always-on bonus, and the other will either be a use effect (that you must activate) or a proc (which will occasionally activate whenever you attack or are hit).

In a PvP context, "to trinket" refers to using a PvP trinket.


  • A character can have up to 2 of these items equipped at a time.
  • Virtually no trinkets are available before about level 50. Exceptions include PvP trinkets and heirlooms, as well as some BoP crafted items.
  • With rare exceptions, trinkets are obtained as quest rewards, as boss drops, through your professions, as PvP rewards or by purchasing with emblems. They are almost never available on the Auction House.
  • Engineers can make several different kinds of trinkets, but most can only be used by other engineers.
  • Alchemists can make several blue-quality trinkets at 400 skill, as well as the Philosopher's Stone, which is necessary for transmutations.
  • The only trinket Enchanters can make is Smoking Heart of the Mountain.
  • Jewelcrafters can make several trinkets, known as figurines, though all bind on pickup so crafters can only make trinkets for their own use.
  • Only blacksmiths can obtain the quest trinket, Signet of Expertise.
  • There are many class-specific trinkets, such as the hunter's Inv misc eye 01.png [Devilsaur Eye] and Inv misc bone 07.png [Devilsaur Tooth] and the Zul'Gurub trinkets. There are none in Wrath content, however.
  • Trinkets are normally taken into very different consideration than weapons and armor, as very few have actual stats on them. Instead, they often carry passive effects or can be used to produce a unique effect for a brief period with a cooldown between uses. Trinkets are often very situational, and a good player will often carry around many of them.
  • After equipping a trinket, there is a 30-second delay before it can be used and any passive effect will start after the hidden internal cooldown, if any.
  • Using a trinket often activates a shared cooldown on trinkets with similar effects.
  • Using a trinket does not activate the Global Cooldown.
  • Trinkets cannot be equipped when in combat.
  • Trinkets in an action bar have a green border when equipped.
  • DPS classes will almost always want to have a macro that activates all of their on-use trinkets at once, as well as temporary damage-boosting abilities like [Icy Veins] or [Avenging Wrath].

Tier 5 Class Trinkets

  • Priest Earring of Soulful Meditation
  • Shaman Fathom-Brooch of the Tidewalker
  • Druid Living Root of the Wildheart
  • Mage Serpent-Coil Braid
  • Warrior Solarian's Sapphire
  • Hunter Spell fire soulburn.png [Talon of Al'ar]
  • Paladin Tome of Fiery Redemption
  • Warlock Void Star Talisman
  • Rogue Warp-Spring Coil

Some Trinkets

Fun trinkets

  • Orb of Deception
  • Piccolo of the Flaming Fire
  • Trade fishing.png [Hook of the Master Angler]
  • Nifty Stopwatch
  • Six Demon Bag
  • Cannonball Runner
  • Time-Lost Figurine
  • Tiny Voodoo Mask BC

PvP rewards:

  • Alliance Insignia of the Alliance
  • BC Alliance Medallion of the Alliance (rare)
  • BC Alliance Medallion of the Alliance (epic)
  • Wrath Alliance Medallion of the Alliance (level 80)
  • Wrath Alliance Medallion of the Alliance (item level 264)
  • Horde Inv jewelry trinketpvp 02.png [Insignia of the Horde]
  • BC Horde Medallion of the Horde (rare)
  • BC Horde Medallion of the Horde (epic)
  • Wrath Horde Medallion of the Horde (level 80)
  • Wrath Horde Medallion of the Horde (level 80, rating)
  • Alliance Talisman of Arathor (level 28)
  • Alliance Talisman of Arathor (level 38)
  • Alliance Talisman of Arathor (level 48)
  • Alliance Talisman of Arathor (level 58)
  • HunterPaladinRogueWarrior Rune of Duty (level 20)
  • HunterPaladinRogueWarrior Rune of Duty (level 40)
  • DruidMagePriestShamanWarlock Rune of Perfection (level 20)
  • DruidMagePriestShamanWarlock Rune of Perfection (level 40)
  • Alliance Stormpike Insignia Rank 1
  • Alliance Stormpike Insignia Rank 2
  • Alliance Stormpike Insignia Rank 3
  • Alliance Stormpike Insignia Rank 4
  • Alliance Stormpike Insignia Rank 5
  • Alliance Stormpike Insignia Rank 6
  • Horde Frostwolf Insignia Rank 1
  • Horde Frostwolf Insignia Rank 2
  • Horde Frostwolf Insignia Rank 3
  • Horde Frostwolf Insignia Rank 4
  • Horde Frostwolf Insignia Rank 5
  • Horde Frostwolf Insignia Rank 6

Gurubashi Arena rewards:

  • Arena Master
  • Arena Grand Master (quest)

Heart of Hakkar reward:

  • Zandalarian Hero Badge
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Zandalarian Hero Medallion

Darkmoon cards:

  • Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon
  • Darkmoon Card: Heroism
  • Darkmoon Card: Maelstrom
  • Darkmoon Card: Twisting Nether
  • BC Darkmoon Card: Crusade
  • BC Darkmoon Card: Madness
  • BC Darkmoon Card: Vengeance
  • BC Darkmoon Card: Wrath
  • Wrath Darkmoon Card: Berserker!
  • Wrath Darkmoon Card: Greatness
  • Wrath Darkmoon Card: Illusion
  • Wrath Darkmoon Card: Death

Rend's Head quest:

  • Blackhand's Breadth
  • Mark of Tyranny

Dire Maul:

  • Mindtap Talisman
  • Druid Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Druid)
  • Hunter Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Hunter)
  • Mage Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Mage)
  • Paladin Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Paladin)
  • Priest Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Priest)
  • Rogue Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Rogue)
  • Shaman Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Shaman)
  • Warlock Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Warlock)
  • Warrior Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas (Warrior)
  • Inv misc stonetablet 04.png [Vigilance Charm]
  • Counterattack Lodestone

Quest Trinkets:

  • Horde Rune of the Guard Captain
  • Barov Peasant Caller
  • Earthstrike


  • Hand of Justice
  • Force of Will



  • Vanquished Tentacle of C'Thun


  • Slayer's Crest

Other Notable Epic Trinkets:

  • Onyxia Blood Talisman
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Defender of the Timbermaw
  • BC Memento of Tyrande
  • BC The Skull of Gul'dan

Riding speed trinkets:

Trinkets with Healing Capabilities

  • Ankh of Life
  • Minor Recombobulator

Misc. trinkets

  • Tidal Charm
  • Uther's Strength
  • Ramstein's Lightning Bolts
  • Devourer's Stomach
  • BC Warlock Void Star Talisman

See also

  • Collecting Trinkets