I was looking through my transmog gear on my hunter and saw the weapons from the Deathwing encounter and it got me thinking about them again (and some of the weapons from ICC).
Blizzard really needs to bring back weapon equip bonuses/procs to make them more interesting again. Would even be cool if some of the procs were spec/class specific making one weapon BiS for a specific class or spec.
A dagger that could proc a bonus to poison damage or could proc an additional amount of duration onto slice and Dice (Rogues)
Each ranged weapon drop has a different proc that affects a different hunter talent. One gives you a damage bonus when rapid fire is active and another procs a short duration crit chance bonus...
Sword or Dagger that procs small demons to spawn and do damage for 10 sec.... (Warlocks)
Mace (spirit) and Axe (agility) that spawns small elementals to do damage to enemies or heal allies. (Shaman)
Shield that procs an absorb shield on the tank (Prot Pally/Warrior)
2H Agility polearm that procs a small treant to heal and shield (guardian tank)
Each of these weapons can be used by any class/spec that can wield that type, but only in the hands of a certain class/spec does the weapon "Come Alive" and activate the "on equip" ability.
I dont want them to be super strong or game breaking, but a little extra bonus would be nice and would add a ton of fun and enjoyment when that weapon dropped.
For example, right now, my hunter only cares about getting a new ranged weapon because it would be a small % upgrade, but really would not be anything I could see since it would be well within the range of normal dps variance from fight to fight. A little proc on the side, even if the dps gain was slight, would at least give some sense that you got an upgrade.
Anyone else longing for weapons with some flair again?