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With the Shadowlands expansion, most professions will find that they have Nano Programs that require a certain specialization. Specializations also enable the Nano-technician's Cyberdecks.
There are 4 specializations in total and each comes in 4 parts that you need to collect. You will need to start at specialization 1, and progress through them in order. Specializations 2 to 4 have level requirements.
Although you do not need to pick up a quest to get started on collecting your specialization pages or books, when you do have a complete set, you will eventually need to head to the
Inside this building, you will almost immediately come face to face with Professor Dedlock.
When you talk with him, he will tell you he is looking for books. The books for the specializations can be collected either by hunting specific sided mobs, or by completing quests.
For this specialization book, written by Gator Ocra, your task is to find chapters 1 through to 4 and combine them to make the book complete.
These chapters are potentially the easiest to get your hands on. The chapters drop in Nascense... all the way up to Inferno (although we would strongly advise getting this before you are at the level to be in Inferno!). Depending on your alignment, you can hunt for the chapters on mobs of the opposing faction and the small birds you will find in the playfield. Alternatively you can embark on the Nascence Start Up Quests, in which the entire set of chapters are given as a reward. Unlike the later specializations, it is also possible to buy this from other players, since it is not NODROP.
When you have all 4 chapters, combine them in order to end up with:
Take this to the Professor and your character data will be updated to show you have now completed your first specialization!
Again, for this specialization book, written by Wibutee Shuzar, your task is to find chapters 1 through to 4 and combine them to make the book complete.
If you want to go hunting for the chapters of this book, then you are most likely to find chapters of this book starting in Elysium and working upwards throughout the Shadowlands on sided mobs. Alternatively, you can get your hands on chapters 1, 2 and 3 by completing the following quest lines:
- Chapter 1: One Who Wins Over Mind
- Chapter 2: Guard - Ulf Reinhart
- Chapter 3: One With a Graceful Neck
- Chapter 4: Cannot be gained via a quest. You will need to hunt for this one!
Once you have all 4 chapters of this specialization in your inventory, combine them:
There is a level requirement of 91+ to be able to hand this book in. Take the book to the Professor, and your character data will be updated to show you have now completed your second specialization!
For this specialization, you are hunting for editions 1 to 4 of the book written by Izus Gamadroch.
Perhaps the easiest place, although by no means the fastest in our experience, to find copies of the book are in missions, as missions tend to be full of sided mobs. Alternatively, you can get your hands on all four editions by completing the Adonis Quests: The rise and fall of Xan Super Civilization.
Once you have all 4 Editions, and you are level 141+, combine the chapters and take them along to the Professor and your character data will be updated to show you have now completed your third specialization!
For this specialization, you are hunting for volumes 1 to 4 of the book written by Afirce Chi. There is also a volume 5, but this is not used for the specialization quest line.
As with the third specialization, perhaps the easiest place - although perhaps not the fastest - to find copies of the book are in missions, as missions tend to be full of sided mobs. However, you can also get your hands on it by completing the Penumbra - Xan Civilization Quest.
Combine the chapters:
Once you have all 4 volumes and you meet the level requirement of 191, take them along to the Professor and your character data will be updated to show you have now completed your fourth specialization!
Written by Ukblizzard
Thanks to Nadab, Jaymonay and Snakeyees for the level requirement information!
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