Patch 4.2 - Firelands Raid Weapons Previews
Some people have been requesting models of Firelands Raid weapons, here is your preview! You can probably expect more content in the next 2 weeks now that we have a release date for the patch forcing me to enter my "OMG HURRY!" mode.

Also, keep in mind that these models might be slightly different in-game, etc ... but most of the time they should be fairly accurate. (And some of them look pretty nice)
































Reminder - Ask The Devs #9 - Tanking
The latest Ask the Devs was published a couple of hours ago and focused on tanking, it had a couple of interesting information and you might want to read it.

Among other things, developers hinted at the next legendary weapon to be released in Patch 4.3.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Q: Will we see a tanking Legendary sometime soon? – Pedoso (NA)

A: The tanking community both loves and hates when this question comes up, but it received a lot of votes, so we’ll answer it. The answer is not soon, but probably eventually. The problem with tanking legendaries, of course, is that the shield-users and non-shield-users tank with different weapons. That’s not a deal breaker, but it is a consideration. We could allow the legendary to be transformed from a one-hander to two-hander or we could just design an item for a more narrow audience (such as a shield). The 4.2 legendary has fairly wide appeal, and the 4.3 legendary will have much more narrow appeal. We don’t want to fall into the trap of making legendaries too formulaic.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Making poison buffs permanent
I remember when I had to mix poisons using reagents, buy different reagents depending on which level of poison I wanted to create, they had charges as well as duration, and they were wiped every time I zoned into or out of an instance... Uphill, in the snow, beset by amorous troggs, both ways.

I think that when we apply poisons (or cast any buff, really) it makes us feel more connected to our characters and what they're about. It would be marginally more convenient to simply cast a buff once (or never cast it at all) and forever benefit from the buff in question, but that's not very interesting or involving. It would also remove a lot of context; your character should be more than just a collection of pixels. What you do in-game should have some meaning; even if it's as simple as tipping a bottle and poisoning a dagger.

Of course, things have become more convenient over time as well, and there may be a time when it makes sense to remove a buff duration. I just wanted to point out that it's not totally pointless, and even the slightly "inconvenient" things play a role in how it feels to play a class.

[...] I think the current system balances a sense of involvement with convenience pretty well. I'd rather be fighting mobs or PvPing than sitting in Ironforge buying bagfuls of reagents to fill my poison bag, but I feel that it's good that I still need to pay a visit to the Shady Dealer now and then. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Firelands Raid Weapons Previews, Ask the Devs / 4.3 Legendary Weapon, Blue Posts started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 127 Comments
  1. Maeraranel's Avatar
    first? :O first time im first
    OT some of those weapons look effin amazing. WTB the shield XD one of the 2 handers just looks like a slightly upgraded lava spine
  1. Vasz's Avatar
    I will put money on that 2H mace dropping from Rag
  1. Funky's Avatar
    O_O nice stuff
  1. Zatheyll's Avatar
    Nerdgasm on weapons!
    And people say that the designers have no imagination...
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Pretty mace and shield for my shammy :3
  1. Deklol's Avatar
    I wonder where they got that 2h mace skin from..
  1. nielhardt's Avatar
    Bastards! - I just got me the legendary 2H Mace last week (Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros), and now they are just gonna implement a bigger and glowing version in this new raid?
    The rest of the weapons look cool though.
  1. ElAmigo's Avatar
    lol at the legendary staff being the ugliest model up there and the "supposed to be" legendary staff model being one of the coolest looking
  1. Pud'n's Avatar
    Sexy thrown weapon. The bow and shields aren't half bad either.
  1. Prozac's Avatar
    Fake sulfaras model!
  1. Kroheike's Avatar
    Awesome, the second 1h axe actually looks like it's made of a metal instead of stone... no wait, looking at the bigger picture it's still stone, false alarm...
    Seriously, though, they look nice, i hope the second shield is the one for tanks
  1. ChildeRoland's Avatar
    Those shields make me wanna be a warr or pala
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deklol View Post
    I wonder where they got that 2h mace skin from..
    Same place they got the last boss from . Would only make sense that he'd drop it, again, as it is pretty much, his weapon. And 4.3 legendary? They should slow down on these things... I know WotLK had 2 but not right after another >.< unless 4.3 is the last patch, then they add a bootleg 1 boss raid for us to play with till next expansion.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    We need a NON-weapon legendary for once.
  1. Zapthrottle's Avatar
    Nice thrown wep. Daggers look good too, especially 1 & 3 Nice.
  1. Magic Zulu's Avatar
    2x sulfuras for warri should have style
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    The tanking legendary's going to wind up being a 1H sword or shield, but the thought that it could wind up being a feral druid weapon is still a possibility. Wouldn't be too out of the question, considering that Burning Crusade ended with a legendary that was only usable by one class (Sori'dal).
  1. k1037's Avatar
    Is it just me, or do a lot of those look sort of fuzzy?

    And I swear I've seen...
    ... somewhere before, but I can't quite put my finger on it. My first thought was back in TBC, but I didn't find anything with a quick look on wowhead.
  1. TheThrym's Avatar
    ^ the bow was usable by some classes, but did not make sense on warriors or rouges... just to carry some stats ^^

    OT: i like the two-handed weapons.... but it seems like im going to be a druidtank in 4.2... not a warrior :/
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
    The tanking legendary's going to wind up being a 1H sword or shield, but the thought that it could wind up being a feral druid weapon is still a possibility. Wouldn't be too out of the question, considering that Burning Crusade ended with a legendary that was only usable by one class (Sori'dal).
    What, that silly rogue weapon that hunters kept rolling on?

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