Phat Loot Phriday: Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000

Want yet another reason to be Horde (you know, besides that the people are nicer, the characters look cooler, and you can be a Shaman-- at least until January)? Try this pole on for size.

Name: Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000
Type: Rare Fishing Pole
Damage / Speed: 93 - 140, 3.00 (38.8 DPS)
  • Requires Fishing 100 skill
  • Equip: Increased Fishing +25
  • That's right, not only is this the rod to fish with, but it's not too shabby for a two-hander, either. Of course, by level 50 there's lots better weapons out there, but there's a certain charm to beating someone in the BGs to death with a fishing pole
  • Oh yes, and it's a "Limited Edition"-- check below to see why
How to Get It: Bad news, Alliance, this thing comes from a quest, and currently it is Horde only. Starting at level 44, you can get "Snapjaws, Mon!" from Katoom the Angler at Revantusk Villiage in the Hinterlands. Just kill 15 49-50 level turtles in the area and the Extreme Angler is yours, along with +25 fishing skill whenever you want it.

If you're Alliance, you can always go for the Big Iron Fishing Pole (found in shellfish traps off the coast of Desolace), but the bonus on that is 5 less than the EA FC-5000, so no matter what you do, you can't match the Horde for fishing skill. Of course, with the expansion, that might change-- all skills are getting a boost, and there's no telling what extras Blizz will have in store for profession skill. But until January, this is the rod to have when you're angling.

Auction Price: BOP from the quest, of course. Doesn't disenchant at all, so the best thing to do is keep it (I've still got all of mine sitting in the bank). You never know when you might catch the fishin' bug.

Update: I thought I was missing something. Trusty commenter zerostars (Thanks, Z!) informs me that both Alliance and Horde can get an even better pole from the Fishing Tournament, starting every week at 2pm on Sunday in Booty Bay. That pole (the Arcanite Fishing Pole) adds +35 fishing, but then again, it requires 300 fishing to use. So until you max out fishing skill, advantage: Horde.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.