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Phat Loot Phriday: Silent Fang


This is a nice piece of hefty (as in, anyone can get it, not just the top raiders) loot from Twitter's own @Wibbels. It's a sword from around level 60 with a breathtaking proc.

Name: Silent Fang (Wowhead, Thottbot, Goblin Workshop)
Type: Rare One-hand Sword
Damage/Speed: 45-85 / 1.60 (40.6 DPS)
Abilities:
  • There's actually only one, and it's a crazy chance on hit: if it procs (around 5%), the enemy hit is silenced for a full six seconds. Complete silence (no spells, no casting, no nothing) for six seconds, 5% of the time. Pretty awesome, right? Unfortunately, as with everything, there's a catch.

  • Blizzard really cut this one down to size. Though you need level 57 to equip the weapon, it starts losing its potency on targets at just level 61 -- this is strictly a vanilla endgame weapon. And after level 71, it doesn't work at all. So if you're planning to twink the pre-60 brackets, or just want to run some old school retro raiding, this is the stabby stick for you. Otherwise, it's unfortunately pretty useless. Hopefully we didn't get your hopes up too much.
  • But it does look cool. And that name is great as well.
How to Get It: It drops from our old friend, Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance. Here's a boss that I'll say was underrated -- way before all the insanity we now have at endgame, this guy required players to break out and fight on their own out of rooms they were teleported into. It's one of the craziest boss fights I remember doing at the vanilla 5-man level, and while it's not all that tough, it was still pretty chaotic.

He drops the sword at around 13%, so just a few runs with him and you'll probably have a chance at it. Unfortunately, while he's super easy at level 80, this dagger won't actually do you much good then. But Blizzard is really mean that way. Maybe someday there'll be battlegrounds or an instance where we'll be able to return to our former level 60 glory and this thing will be useful again.

Getting Rid of It: Sells to vendors for 5g 30s 34c, and disenchants into a Large Brilliant Shard.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Odds and ends, Blizzard, Phat Loot Phriday

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