Phat Loot Phriday: Petrified Ivy Sprig

Let's do a wand! A really, really hot wand, too -- best in slot for most casters in the game right now.

Name: Petrified Ivy Sprig (Wowhead, Thottbot, WoWDB)
Type: Epic Wand
Damage/Speed: 414-719 Nature / 1.80 (328.6 DPS)


  • Improves hit rating by 29 and spell power by 45

  • And there's a yellow socket, which is the real reason why this wand is best-in-slot. With the socket, you can boost whatever stats you like, and if you go yellow, you can get a socket bonus of +4 Spirit, too. Very nice.

  • It's kind of a woodsy feel, too. Not sure I like it as much as the granite feel of a lot of Ulduar weapons, but it has a nice glowy charm.

How to Get It: It likely won't be easy -- of course you've got to go into Ulduar, and you've got to down Freya, and yes, a stick like this will require you to down her hard mode. That means you leave the Elders up, and oh yeah, while they're still standing, not only will they buff her damage output, but they'll give her some extra abilities to rock your world with as well. It won't be an easy fight at all. But bring her and her Elders down, and when this comes up, you can fight all of the other casters for it. Win that roll (good luck on that) or spend your DKP (more likely), and the sprig is yours.

Do I need to explain what a "sprig" is? It's an old Middle English word that talks about a shoot off of a tree. Or, actually, it also can be used for a "representation of a sprig," which is more likely what this is, given how it's sculpted together.

Getting Rid of It: Sells back to vendors for 16g 50s 60c, or disenchants into an Abyss Crystal. But hang on to this one -- it'll last you most of the way through the Argent Coliseum, I'd bet.