Updated Fri, Jul 12, 2013 by Mem
In World of Warcraft there is nothing that stirs excitement in players than the color orange. Any item bearing the color orange in this game marks that item as legendary, the pinnacle of glory for an item. However, legendary items are often hard won and so the color orange has also become the sign of prestigious, a sign of hard work, dedication and accomplishment.
Over the years more and more legendary items have been introduced into the game. However, while they are all impressive items, some manage to stick with us more than others. Below you will find our picks for the top five World of Warcraft legendary items of all time. We hope you enjoy!
Introduced in Icecrown Citadel,
Shadowmourne is a two-handed axe that is available for use by
Warriors, Death Knights, and Paladins. Shadowmourne is only
obtainable after completing quests and obtaining fragments (much like
Atiesh) found inside the instance. Shadowmourne makes this list not
only because it looks great and was an epic weapon in its day, but
also because it is backed with some very cool lore. This legendary
item is still available in game and players can easily farm the
pieces required with a group of level 85 friends.
Dropped from Illidan Stromrage, the final boss in Black Temple, these dual glaives are probably one of the most recognized weapons in game. Visually-striking, the Warglaives of Azzinoth are available to Warriors, Rogues, and Death Knights and required nothing except the death of Illidan (and a little luck) to obtain. However, these blades were especially valuable to the Rogue. Besides the epicness of this weapon and their visual appeal, this weapon was the first legendary in the game to come in a set. Not to mention that these Warglaives were wielded by Illidan himself, more than enough reason in our books to make this list.
This fiery two-handed mace of doom heralds from the depths of the deadly Molten Core. Created by fusing the Sulfuron Hammer with the Eye of Sulfuas, another item found inside Molten Core, this was the weapon to have in vanilla World of Warcraft. While Sulfuras made a reemergence into the game with the introduction of Sulfuras, the Extinguished Hand in the Firelands, there is still something special about taking the time to create the original weapon.
Originating from within the Firelands, this staff was a must have for casters in the Cataclysm expansion. In order to obtain this weapon takes quite a bit of work with solo quests and collecting items in a raid group. With a kick-ass visual and epic stats, this staff is pretty bad-ass. If you needed any other reason for this legendary to make the list, please note that this item will turn you into a dragon. That is right folks...a dragon. Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa's Rest wihtout a doubt wins and deserves a slot on the list of all time best legendary items.
Once wielded by Thunderaan, Prince of
Air, Thunderfury is the legendary of legendary item(at least in this
writer's humble opinion). Forged after places brought the broken
pieces of the talisman of elemental binding, better known as the
Bindings of the Windseeker. Before players fully realized the
potential of Thunderfury, many Hunters and Paladins picked up the
bindings. However, very soon its full awesomeness was realized and
this became the must have weapon for Warriors and melee DPS alike.
Thunderfury is visually appealing, has amazing stats, some pretty
cool lore and came from a time when World of Warcraft was fresh and
new. Without a doubt Thunderfury, even though it has long been out of
use, will be one of the legendary items that will never be forgotten.
That concludes our list of our picks for the top five World of Warcraft legendary items of all time. Many of them come from the first few expansions of the game and all of them happen to be weapons. Does your own personal list match up with ours or do you lean towards newer legendary items? Share your favorite legendary items from the game in the comment section below!