Yeah, we're going a little hefty this Friday (as in, low level, so not quite that phat), to focus on an item that's new, but only kind of, in patch 3.0.8.
Name: Mallet of Zul'Farrak (Wowhead, Thottbot, Armory)
Damage/Speed: 58-109 / 2.50 (33.4 DPS)
- +8 Strength, +8 Stamina
- Yes, this is the legendary Mallet of Zul'Farrak, the one you had to fight all the way up to the top of Jintha'alor to get in order to summon Gahz'rilla in the midlevel instance of Zul'Farrak down in Tanaris. But as of patch 3.0.8, this mallet, and a few other items, are now not necessary any more. Still, instead of deleting them completely, Blizzard decided to turn them into real items, much like Pinocchio was turned into a "real boy!"
- Plus, they used a pretty awesome model, too, especially if, like me, you're a fan of the Troll aesthetic. Pretty nice weapon for a one-handed mace at level 35, even if it's a pain to actually get.
How to Get It: Chances are you already have it -- if you've ever gotten the Mallet before, you can look through your bags and you'll now find the updated version.
But if you're leveling up an alt and think it would go perfect with your twink gear, you've got a nice long road ahead of you. And it leads to the Hinterlands (where, you'll note, even though this mace is level 35, the mobs are much higher than that, so bring a friend). First, hit up the Altar of Zul there, and kill a mob named Qiaga the Keeper for an item called the Sacred Mallet. Then, you'll need to reach the top of Jintha'alor, also in the Hinterlands. It won't be as hard as it used to be -- the mobs aren't elite any more -- but like I said, if you're trying to do this at level 35, it'll be tough unless you have a friend or two with you. Reach the altar at the top of the mountain, use the Sacred Mallet, and the Mallet of Zul'Farrak is yours.
Getting Rid of It: It's too bad they didn't make this an heirloom item automatically, as it would have been a nice one to pass back down through the generations. But you can sell it back to vendors for 2g 68s 73c, or disenchant it into a Large Radiant Shard.