Thunderfury hands down. It was so good that tanks were still using it in the next expansion. Even players were using it during the first arena season in BC. It had to be nerfed by Blizz so players would start using the appropriate lvl 70 items.
Now a days a legendary is no longer BiS when the next patch comes out.
From a lore PoV - Atiesh. Medivh is one of the biggest characters in Warcraft lore, light years ahead of Illidan or Ragnaros.
From a gameplay PoV - Val'anyr. I think it really incorporates what a legendary's supposed to do. It wasn't a passive proc, in the sense that you go about your business and magic happens and you ignore it, but reap the benefits. The proc actually changed what you had to do to get the most out of it.
All the legendaries get props though, imo. Sulfuras, Atiesh and Thunderfury are the classic legendaries. Thori'dal's passive actually got built into default gameplay; Fangs of the Father and Dragonwrath both had epic questlines behind them, and Val'anyr is probably the best one in terms of gameplay. Warglaives and Shadowmourne are kinda underwhelming for me, but then again I never found Illidan or Arthas cool.
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Originally Posted by Valancer
I play as a holy priest and when I ran hfc lfr I noticed after the first boss my heal spell wasn't casting. So I looked at it and it shows that it has a 34.4 min cast time
Do you have the class trinket? If so, the cast time is correct. /s
Warglaives were the truth legendary, imo. I feel as if they should get rid of the ones that are still available, and implemented one artefact that you can turn in for a legendary of your choice that you can customise. It'd be ridiculously hard to get, and it'd bring back the feeling of 'epic'.
OP you forgot Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian! How could you forget the greatest staff ever. Also fun to troll people with haha. Also I think Talisman of the Binding Shard trumps all others, purely because only one person has ever gotten one.
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Talisman of the Binding Shard
Damn beat me to it
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.