Phat Loot Phriday: Marrowstrike

Here's something for you Hunters to go after in the 5-man Trial this weekend.

Name: Marrowstrike (Wowhead, Thottbot, Armory)
Type: Epic Polearm
Damage/Speed: 570-856 / 3.50 (212.3 DPS)

  • +106 Agility, +101 Stamina

  • Yellow socket (nice for +Hit gems, though you can put whatever you want in there) with a +4 Agility socket bonus


  • Improves crit strike rating by 57, attack power by 154, and armor penetration by 60

  • Item level 219 puts it right in line with regular Ulduar, though this baby is available from a 5-man, the new Trial of the Champion. In short, it's in there so you can jump up a few levels and get with the rest of the program. Why you been slacking on your gear, man?

  • Oh wait, what? I got this last night and it was a huge upgrade for me? So I'm the slacker? Ah. I see. Never mind then.

How to Get It: Yup, it's available in the Heroic 5-man Trial. There is one hitch: it drops from the Argent Confessor's cache, that new boss that summons up "memories" of past bosses (from Hogger to Hakkar). She's on a random draw with Eadric the Pure, so if you see him, you'll have to run it again. But if you get her, she's fairly easy to bring down, and then all you've got to do is hope this drops and win the roll against any other Hunters who've been slacking off on their main hand.

And once you do get it, don't forget to socket and enchant it as well. If you're lucky with the Fishing dailies, there's a nice epic gem in there, otherwise you'll have to visit your local JC.

Getting Rid of It: If you're doing any amount of raiding, you'll probably get rid of it pretty soon -- there's a nice upgrade in Heroic Ulduar, and if you're doing any of the new content at all, there's plenty of upgrades to be found. When you're done, you can sell it off to vendors for 26g 13s 41c, or disenchant it into an Abyss Crystal.