WoW SoD: How to Get More Comprehension Charms in WoW Classic Season of Discovery

Comprehension Charms are must-haves for Mages in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery. Here's how to get more.
Page one of item list for Undercity Reagent Vendor Thomas Mordan.
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In Season of Discovery, Mages are hunting for more Spell Notes to acquire their Class Runes. But they’ll still need to be deciphered once they land in your inventory. In this guide, I’ll cover how to get more Comprehension Charms in WoW Classic SoD. 

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What are Comprehension Charms in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery?

In SoD, each class has a unique way to get more Runes and, thereby, additional abilities attached to your gear. For Mages, you’ll collect Comprehension Charms to use on Scrolls or Spell Notes. This unlocks a stat-based Scroll, such as Scroll of Strength, or a new Rune Engraving. It’s best to prioritize getting your Runes first. All Mages start with three Comprehension Charms after completing the Level 2 quest, Spell Research.

Where to Find More Comprehension Charms in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery

After completing Spell Research, you’ll obtain Ice Lance, which is applied to your Gloves. And it’ll reward you with Comprehension Charms. In my case, I spent them all on generic Scrolls, running out before a Spell Note dropped. Thankfully, Comprehension Charms can be obtained in two ways: completing Mage Quests to turn in books to librarian NPCs or purchasing them for seven silver from Reagent Vendors.

Where to Find the Spell Research Mage Quest

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To start Spell Research, visit your Class Trainer in your starting zone. I’m playing an Undead Mage, so I had to talk to Isabella in Deathknell. Here’s where to find each race’s Mage Trainer: 

RaceMage TrainerLocation
HumanKhelden BremenNorthshire
GnomeMarryk NurribitAnvilmar
TrollMai’ahValley of Trails
UndeadIsabellaDeathknell

All Reagent Vendors for Comprehension Charms in WoW SoD

The quickest way to get more Comprehension Charms is to buy them from Reagent Vendors for seven Silver. Simply visit a vendor in a capital city: Stormwind, Darnassus, Ironforge, Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, and the Undercity. 

Comprehension Charm Reagent Vendor Locations for Alliance:

VendorCityMap Coordinates
Kyra BoucherStormwind56.2, 65.0
Brother CassiusStormwind43.4, 26.8
CyroenDarnassus34.6, 9.8
Barim JurgenstaadIronforge19.6, 56.2
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Comprehension Charms Reagent Vendor Locations for Horde:

VendorCityMap Coordinates
HorthusOrgrimmar45.6, 56.8
Thomas MordanUndercity69.6, 39.2
Hannah AkeleyUndercity82.8, 16.1
ChepiThunderbluffOn the lower level near the lift, walking around the pond. Map Coordinates vary due to movement. 

All Mage Quests to Complete for More Comprehension Charms

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You’ll find strange tomes, Arcane Research, or autobiographies while leveling. My first one was the Apothecary’s Metaphysical Primer, which I found in Brill. Looting these books will give you a Mage quest to turn them into librarian NPCs in main cities, rewarding a Comprehension Charm when you do. Turning in 10 books, will also reward you with the Icy Veins rune.

For Alliance, go to Garion Wendell at the top of the Mage Tower in Stormwind or the librarian in the Hall of Explorers in Ironforge. For Horde, head to the Magic Quarter in the Undercity and find Owen Thadd. Here’s a breakdown of all the Mage quests for book turn-ins and where to find each item:

QuestBook LocationReward
The Apothecary’s Metaphysical PrimerBrill Apothecary Building1 Comprehension Charm
The Lessons of Ta’zoMural of Ta’zo in Orgrimmar1 Comprehension Charm
Crimes Against AnatomyDawning Wood Catacombs in Duskwood1 Comprehension Charm
Baxtan: On Destructive MagicsRatchet Engineers Hut1 Comprehension Charm
Ataeric: On Arcane CuriositiesThe Sepulcher Tomb in Silverpine Forest1 Comprehension Charm
Secrets of the DreamersWailing Caverns1 Comprehension Charm
Rumi of Gnomeregan: The Collected WorksLoch Modan Inn 1 Comprehension Charm
Nar’thalas AlmanacRuins of Mathystra1 Comprehension Charm
Archmage Antonidas: The Unabridged AutobiographyIronforge Library1 Comprehension Charm
The Dalaran DigestAmber Mill Town Hall1 Comprehension Charm
Bewitchments and GlamoursMoonbrook in Westfall, the first hut on the left of the entrance1 Comprehension Charm
Goaz ScrollsWetlands Whelgar’s Excavation Site1 Comprehension Charm
Runes of the Sorceror-KingsLoch Modan in the Ogre Cave1 Comprehension Charm
Fury of the LandStonetalon Mountains1 Comprehension Charm
Archmage Theocritus’s Research JournalTower of Azora in Elwynn Forest1 Comprehension Charm
Arcanic Systems ManualNorthern Barrens1 Comprehension Charm

What are Comprehension Charms Used for in WoW SoD?

Comprehension Charms are soulbound single-use items that decipher Scrolls and translate Spell Notes. Scrolls will yield stat buffs that last for an hour. These will have cryptic names such as “LOWER PING WOMEVER” or “KWYJIBO,” but the Comprehension Charm will turn them into a Scroll of Protection, Strength, Agility, etc.

However, its main use is for unlocking Mage Runes by translating Spell Notes. This includes Phase 2 Spell Notes, such as “PELFRB STOLLOTS” for Spellfrost Bolt and “TROFF IRESTBOL” for Frostfire Bolt. You’ll use it on Phase 1 Spell Notes as well, including “TENGI RONEERA” for Regeneration.

That’s everything you need to know about how to get Comprehension Charms in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery. For more on this new chapter in Azeroth, such as how to find Supply Officers and which dungeons are included in Phase One, check out our dedicated guides hub

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