I’d always found it disappointing that there were no random chests scattered across the frozen tundra of the north, but it appears that The Shattering touched good old Northrend in a rather positive way! Personally I’ve only come across three, but they were all this evening, so I don’t think they are too uncommon! My first chest was in Grizzly Hills behind the Shade of Arugal and it contained rare legs, my second chest was in Zul’Drak and contained a Book of Glyph Mastery and my third was in Zul’Drak and contained a rare staff, so they can have some pretty decent loot!
This change could also effect those of us who are big on flipping items! If some Northrend rares that were rather uncommon are now found commonly from Northrend chests, they could see a significant drop in price! I’ll update my treasure chest list as I figure out the names of others, but so far I’ve found :
So remember to keep your eyes peeled while you’re off questing in the snow! If the things I’ve found so far sell, that’s an extra 300g in my pocket! Good luck!