Since Rogues will be able to break out the Axes in patch 3.2, here's one for you stabby-stabby types to start aiming for now.
Name: Touch of Madness (Wowhead, Thottbot, WoWDB)
Type: Epic One-hand Axe
Damage/Speed: 297-552 / 2.60 (163.3 DPS)
- +24 Agility, +52 Stamina
- Improves hit rating by 34, crit strike rating by 26, and attack power by 92
Gallery: Phat Loot Phriday
- Unfortunately, Shaman are pretty happy about this weapon already (especially the Orcs among them, who get a nice bonus to axes), and Death Knights have a use for it as well, but of course that Agility and those stats mean that this is one of the only high-level axes currently in the game for Rogues, who'll be able to equip them in the next patch. Competition over this one will likely be fierce.
- If, that is, we're still running Ulduar at that point -- don't forget that there's a whole new tier of weapons and gear coming in the next patch as well, and I'd be very surprised if there weren't some cheap/easy-to-get Rogue-style axes in there as well. But if you want to be ready and everyone else in your 10-man Ulduar raid who has one wants one, you Rogues can grab this one now and equip it on day one of the new patch.
Getting Rid of It: Sells back to vendors for 20g 74s 57c, and disenchants into an Abyss Crystal. But you've at least got to keep it until patch 3.2, right?