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Phat Loot Phriday: Lightning Rod


When last we left our heroes, Darkshire was getting pounded by undead, Stitches was running loose, the Lolegolas had just run out of conditioner.

Throgg panted, his bloody axe dangling limply in his hand. Stitches lay in pieces around the orc. Entrails and bloody bits made the center of Darkshire look like a butcher's yard.

"We're not done here yet," Miranda shouted. She leaned out an inn door, pointing up the road. Undead still shambled toward the town. Flashes of moonfire lit up the road, and burning shafts streaked in the air. Lolegolas and the Gilnean held the flow of zombies back, but they couldn't do it forever.

"We need to talk about how you know my name," Throgg muttered.

"That's what I do," Miranda quipped. She quickly jumped out of the door. Bizarrely, Throgg noticed she was barefoot. "You're late. Something delayed you ... "

"Brewfest," Throgg explained.

"Whatever," the human girl continued. "You were late, so Abercrombie has been very busy. He made a deal with Sylvanas."

"The Dark Lady?" the orc gasped. "The leader of the Forsaken?"

"No, the puppy," Miranda derided. "Look, long story short, he's got a valkyr helping him. Your friends can stall the zombies long enough, but we need to go kill the valkyr."

"I don't mean to sound negative," Throgg said, "but you're asking for a lot from me on faith."

"Isn't that why you're here?" the girl countered. She stood perfectly still, staring at the orc with eyes unafraid. Her hair was dark, and she didn't come up to Throgg's shoulders. But she didn't flinch away from his axe. Instead, she reached out and took his hand. "Give to me. You're hurt, and we have a long way to go. Won't help if you bleed to death on the way."

"I'm not leaving Lolegolas again," the orc said. "Let me go get him. He's my ..."

Miranda held up her hands, waving them frantically. "No spoilers, that's the rule. I'm only allowed to help, but if we go giving things away, I'm going to be in a lot of trouble. But don't worry. He'll understand. Not at first, but I'll sigh at him with big eyes, and he'll be fine. Come on, we have to go now."

She hefted a large staff from the ground and draped it across her shoulder. It was clearly a humongous Lightning Rod.

"It's a staff from Dragon Soul," Miranda said when she saw Throgg's expression. "What, did you think I just sat here waiting for you men to show up?"

Lightning Rod

  • Type: Staff
  • Stamina: 646
  • Intellect: 411
  • Socket: 1 red
  • Socket Bonus: 10 intellect
  • Equip: Increases your hit rating by 266
  • Equip: Increases your haste rating by 280
  • Equip: Increases spellpower by 2,467
How to get it: This version is from the Raid Finder. Get together with 24 of your ... uh, random friends ... and kill Hagara.
How to get rid of it: You can sell it for 46 gold, 57 silver, and 17 copper. Alternatively, simply disenchant it into a Maelstrom Crystal.

Phat Loot Phriday brings you the scoop on some of the most ... interesting ... loot in the World of Warcraft, often viewed through the eyes of the stalwart Throgg and indelible Lolegolas. Suggest items you think we should feature by emailing

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