When Cataclysm launched
, there were several rare spawn elite mobs like Garr
that had a chance to drop loot on par with that from a heroic if killed by a 5-man group -- though you're likely to need more than five people to kill them. In patch 4.1, these rare spawn elites will be dropping upgraded loot
, making them more attractive to 5-man groups.
In addition to all that, there are several randomly itemized epics in the files, such as the Mistral Pendant
and the Cloudburst Cloak
. We don't know where they come from yet, but they are similar in name to the random enchant epics from the Throne of the Four Winds.
WoW Patch 4.1 is on the PTR and WoW Insider has all the latest news for you -- from previews of the revamped Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub to new valor point mechanics and new archaeology items.