With Patch 4.3 set to come down the pipe any week now it’s time to look at some of the more impressive weapons your character could be wielding. This is the first half of my look at axes. If you’re looking for the one-handed variety, you’ll have to wait until next week. Today I give you the “big boys,” or the two-handed axes.
5. Reaver of the Infinites is an axe that to me screams Whirlwind fighter. Actually, it just screams entrails. The solid silver/white blades stand out for all the right reasons and in honesty it’s a somewhat unique look for an axe. You’ll have to be level 70 or higher if you want this, as it drops from Epoch Hunter in (Heroic) Caverns of Time: Old Hillsbrad.
4. The Blade of Harbingers also requires level 70, and 780 Justice Points. Once again, it isn’t your standard looking two handed axe and it still rings of “badass.” If you decide to go with a somewhat Tribal route on your Transmogrification then this axe suggests “I’m in the on-deck circle to be in charge around here.”
3. Singing Crystal Axe requires…you guessed it, 70. Part of the reason people like The Burning Crusade was the vibrant items. Not fire, not drab…vibrant. Unlike the previous two axes on the list, this one requires luck or a tonne of money. It’s a rare World Drop in Outland and unlike some other epic gear pieces does not share it’s look with anything else.
2. Nightfall is an axe I actually expect to see a fair bit. That is, if people are willing to farm (or buy) Dark Iron. Requiring only level 60 to wield and a Blacksmith who’s taken the time to get Exalted with the Thorium Brotherhood, Nightfall is an axe that commands attention. It’s fiery without needing an animation or modern graphic to make it stand out. It’s truly a classic.
1. Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter made my jaw drop the first time I saw it. Nevermind axes, this is one of the best looking weapons in the game, period. Oddly enough, I’ve only ever seen it on two characters. That may change after 4.3. The question is whether someone using the model will have gotten in during Wrath of the Lich King and hung on to it, or taken the time to do 25-man ICC and get it to drop from Lord Marrowgar.