Phat Loot Phriday: Sharpened Obsidian Edged Blade

Taveena recommended this one in last week's comments, so here you go. A big, bad sword.

Name: Sharpened Obsidian Edged Blade (Wowhead, Thottbot, Armory)
Type: Epic Two-hand sword
Damage/Speed: 715 - 1074 / 3.50 (255.6 DPS)

  • +146 Strength, +179 Stamina

  • Improves critical strike rating by 69 and expertise by 103


  • In other words, it's a sword that, when you slash it down, makes big numbers pop up. Excellent for anyone wanting to wield a two-hander that requires lots and lots of strength and a nice bit of stamina behind it. DKs, ret pallys, warriors, you name it.

  • And of course this is one of a few updates to the old OEB, which was originally a Molten Core drop. The model has been slightly updated, and of course the stats are better, but they're both for the same purpose: doing big damage with a two-hand sword.

How to Get It: As the update to the old blade, this drops off of the new Onyxia raid in the 25-man version. Here's the 10-man version. As we've said on the site before, Onyxia is pretty much a walk in the park -- she sends an add in every half-minute or so during the fight, but that's offset by a way easier Deep Breath. So bring a group in there, down her, have this drop, beat the roll against any other two-hand wielders, and the sword is yours.

Getting Rid of It: Sells back to vendors for 30g 8s 72c, and disenchants into an Abyss Crystal. You'll likely find something better in Icecrown, but given that this drops from the anniversary boss, it's probably a nice solid choice for any alts you happen to have.