Now that Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros and Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker have been completed, I’m tempted to keep slavering after more gear with orange text. Next to acquire could be Shadowmourne. Alas the item requires a lot of runs within Ice Crown in 25 man mode, which will be challenging unto itself while folks concentrate on the content in the new expansion. I’m not one to give up though.
As a Death Knight there is no other weapon that is more appealing, as it seems that it was designed in lore and in mechanics to be thematically perfect for us. Sure, other classes can use it and will get a kick from using it, but the truth is Shadowmourne is the unholy soldier’s weapon of choice.
Shadowmourne… A great two-handed axe fit for a giant, born of sacred and corrupt powers, host of a thousand dead souls and able to be wielded only by the most stalwart armsmasters of Azeroth. Its creation seems nearly impossible; and yet, the rumors do not cease.
Becoming a Legendary junkie is something that could easily become dangerous and be a source of ongoing activity for years to come for me.
The quest chain is long, and requires less of the random drops that The Hand or Thunderfury and more reliance on a team to get it done. This means the challenge moves from having the patience to stick out a challenge, through to getting and holding a great team to support the effort.
The Quest line summary from Wow Wiki has these steps and I’m already part way down the path toward completing it, with 3 steps of the 9 done.
- The Sacred and the Corrupt (done)
- Shadow’s Edge (done)
- A Feast of Souls (done)
- Unholy Infusion
- Blood Infusion
- Frost Infusion
- The Splintered Throne
- The Lich King’s Last Stand
I’m excited even as I write this.