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Patch 3.2.2 PTR: New Onyxia loot revealed

Onyxia's loot is coming into focus on the test server, and we here at WoW.com's secret headquarters are pretty much sitting here drooling and gabbling incoherently over it. As promised, we're seeing the promised buffed up Onyxia loot, but it looks like Onyxia's been doing some raiding of her own, coming back with upgraded versions of some other classic raid loot as well. Also, the Quel'serrar is back.

The promised helms are in, and so far, it looks like they're the same color and model as the old T2 exactly, and they are still class restricted. Luckily, they have stuck with the improved itemization and stat outlays that have come into play since vanilla. In fact, you'll exactly see multiple versions of many helms dropping, one for each basic playstyle of the class. For example, there's tanking, healing, and DPS versions of Judgment. If there's one downside for this, it seems like it means it may take a lot of runs until you see the helm for your exact spec drop.

As far as other loots, some old favorites are definitely back. Dual wielders of all classes will be rejoicing at the inclusion of the upgraded Deathbringer, and Vis'kag the Bloodletter makes a return as well. Tanks will like the old classic Ring of Binding. In addition, the Obsidian-Edged Blade makes a return and looks very delicious. Even the much maligned Thunderstrike and Shadowstrike are up for grabs, apparently itemized for the Feral Druids who couldn't even equip them the first time around.

If there's one question that I have a personal stake in here, it's the Death Knight question. Will we be getting some loot love on Onyxia despite our lack of existence during the first go around? Apparently, there are reports of Frostforged Helms dropping, which are marked as Warrior class on MMO Champion's database and have the requisite graphics, but there does seem to be a good chance that these are meant to be Death Knight Helms. In addition, we're left off the class spread on the new Quel'Serrar. Now, I know dual wield tanking is sort of a niche for us and only possible if you are insane or stack large amounts of expertise, but man, I need it for my awesome standing around Dalaran set, at least!

But yeah, both in stats and in nostalgia value, the Onyxia's loot is looking tops. Even the backpack makes a return! Something tells me we'll all be looking forward to many a run with bated breath, and I know I'll be wielding my old school gear with pride.
2n - 1 go left, 2n go right. I don't see enough DoTs! More DoTs now!

Are you ready for the return of Onyxia? With the Brood Mother being revitalized as a 10 and 25 person raid, you'll need to be sure you know everything that's coming at you. WoW.com's Guide to Patch 3.2.2 will make sure your set for the next patch!

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, News items, Instances, Raiding, Bosses

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