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Phat Loot Phriday: Soulscribe

Mike Schramm

Hey hey, now we're talking. Here's our first Ulduar item, and it is an excellent caster dagger.

Name: Soulscribe (Wowhead, Thottbot, WoWDB)
Type: Epic Unique Main-hand Dagger
Damage/Speed: 88-283 / 1.80 (103.3 DPS)
  • +54 Stamina, +49 Intellect. These stats and the name point to Warlocks as the main users of this dagger, but really, given the rest of the stats, almost any caster could get some good use out of this thing. The main thing it's missing is Spirit, so if you count on that, you might want to look elsewhere, but this is Ulduar gear: chances are it's an upgrade no matter who you are.

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  • Improves crit rating by 28 and haste by 48, again both nice for almost anyone.
  • And improves spellpower by 550. Tasty.
  • A "scribe," of course, is someone who writes, so a "soulscribe" would be an instrument for writing or erasing souls. Very powerful.
How to Get It: Drops from the 25-man Yogg-Saron (in normal mode, not hard mode). So make it to him (good luck with that one), down him and win the roll, and the dagger is all yours. Yes, we're a little early on this one -- most guilds won't be seeing Yoggy for a few more weeks yet, at least, much less finishing him off. But we figured that if we're going to start up doing Ulduar gear, we might as well start with something good. Think of it as the carrot at the end of your guild's raids through Ulduar.

Getting Rid of It: You probably won't until Icecrown, if our suspicions are correct. While there may be another 25-man raid in the "secret" content patch, we're guessing it'll be more of a daily/reputation/5-man content patch kind of thing rather than a full in-game raid, which means that the next big round of raiding gear will likely come from Icecrown. But when those days come, you'll be able to vendor this for 22g 58s 82c, or disenchant it into an Abyss Crystal.

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