Some of the new items in Mists of Pandaria beta have been published, and there is some really interesting changes to inscription.
Scribes will have the ability to create staves, and then upgrade them from blue quality to epic. This is very reminiscent of the blacksmithing specialization items from back in the Burning Crusade expansion.
It is not clear whether these will be BoE or BoP at this stage – the items are not consistent. This will probably become clearer in the coming weeks as items are updated on the beta. I think it is most likely that they will be BoE.
Here’s the current details of the agility staves:
And here’s the caster staves. Based on the fact that there is a blue version of the caster staff there is good odds that the Ghost Iron Staff should be a blue item.
The Inscribed Crane Staff should probably have spirit on it, since the offhand fans that are craftable fit that model:
Here’s some details on crafting these staves, using the agility staff as an example:
and the upgraded staff:
Ghost Iron bars look like the new type of bar from mining:
Ink of Dreams is a common ink, Starlight ink is an uncommon ink, and the Sprit of Harmony is a rare item (with no details on where it comes from yet).