I did promise something less boring both to read and to write than a straight loot list. So while you ponder the likelihood of the warlock column renaming to "Whiplash: the Sultry Secrets of Shadow and Fire," I suppose I'm stuck discussing either boss strats in a sentence or less, or the odd ingenuity of loot names.
Some tooltips continue to defy my punnery powers, but I assure you that clicking through to find the real item name will let my words pan out.
Within hours of posting last week's faction loot, the loot tables for the world bosses Oondasta and Nalak arrived at Wowhead. As far as I know, these bosses follow the LFR-style looting system and are tapped to Alliance or Horde faction rather than raid group.
Nalak the Storm Lord is a troll riding a Thundering Cobalt Cloud Serpent who may drop tier 15 gloves and leggings if you remember how to do some of Al'Akir's old Hokey Pokey dance moves. The PvP-inclined will also find ilevel 493 pieces from Season 13 Tyrannical Gladiator gear on his loot table: rings, belts, bracers, cloaks, boots, and of course, the Felweave handguards and trousers.
Oondasta maybe has the best loot table in the entire universe for plate, but the squishy spellcaster ilevel 522 items look like we got the unimaginative end of the stick. This trollish T-Rex with cannons will give you a ring to go with your Observer pet. Elder Falcarius has to be just as big as Oondasta if we can wear his belts like robes, but one of the real belts has an unexciting name. The amulet and the gloves both sound like easy attempts to slide "Tyrannosaurus Rex" in with Azeroth's magic system. Finally, we'll chew on some Greek roots in the Girdle of Dimorphodontics, which means roughly "two-formed teeth."
Last Stand of the Zandalari
I don't know who Al'set is or why Jin'rokh the Breaker
has his pants
, but you can also steal Jin'rokh's hit-crit ring
while you're at it. In the meantime, dodge lightning fissures for shoulders
and weave in and out of electrified voidzones for gloves
, you might spend your first extra loot roll coin
, because while your raidmates want to click the Orb of Command that the dinomancer trolls drop, you just want the staff
. Or maybe you want the wand
off a Gurubashi troll; that's fine, just don't forget to clobber the Amani'shi Flame Caster for his helm
I know those Burning Crusaders are already having a blast from the Zul'Gurub past, but this loot table suggests it's the last time. In case we have a spiritual comeback (again), you can dress your best,
grab tier gloves
, and please an old troll boss
with a trinket
off this hopping troll party
I'm going to let you finish this loot list, but the spinning turtles from Firelands were the best trash of all time. This round
, you'll have your revenge with ExtraActionButton1
by your side, and make gloves
, or a cloak
out of their hides.
This next boss might be me; after all, both of us often sputter in rage
and both of us can be nicknamed Meg if you dare. My ego won't accept that it's actually a double throwback to the ancient Greek myths
. Therefore, I hope my raid understands when I snatch what's rightfully mine
. You can have my ring, my sandals
, and my fetish
, and you better not mix up the wrong stats on my random bracers
The last boss of the second quarter
of Throne of Thunder combines the mythology
and Firelands throwbacks
into another bird boss who requires ExtraActionButton1
. There are enough feathers to make a comfy robe
or you can spring for the alliterative abdominal adornment
. But what I really want from a coin roll
are some tier legs
.Halls of Flesh-ShapingBig Brother
is watching you, so maybe bring out Little Brother
to fight for you. Maybe your blood pulses for non-tier legs
, or maybe you want to put your paws
back on a draining filler spell. Either way, get some shoulders
to protect you from poor loot circulation.Primordius
swam in the Yor'sahj
pool for far too long, and it's his damaging nature to mix up the mutations like a super game of Plague Inc
. Spread the love like a virus with tier lookalike robes
and ward your wrists
Finally, spend a coin
on the Dark Animus for an extra shot at a tier chest
. Gobble up the golem loot like the critical trinket
or the ceremonial dagger
with a tier lookalike helm.
Bonus internet cookies for the most mages you leave behind in your wake
.Pinnacle of Storms
You thought Ji-Kun was the last of Firelands' inspiration, didn't you! Shannox is back in spear-it
to play musical chairs with Iron Qon's
quilen mounts. Keep Dam'ren in the literal dead zone
to loot his boots,
but let the memory of Ro'shak burn through your phalangeal veins
up your arm and past your tier shoulders
to your cold, dark heart.
Invoke the help of the August Celestials to dance through dawn
with the Twin Consorts.
We warlocks may bide most of our time in the shadows, but we really just want to get ahead this tier
on the meters with Suen's staff
Finally -- well, at least the first time through -- don't be thunderstruck
by how many wipes
you'll give to Lei Shen, the Thunder King himself. He doesn't miss
, so learn to embrace the powers of the mini-map when it come to running in the raid
. Finally, you should convince your raidmates that they can keep that dinomancer's orb of command while you keep Lei Shen's
.Ra-den and beyond
We might not know exactly what transpires
in the heroic-only bonus boss encounter, but we do have his loot table. While regular raid items have a chance of dropping in the slightly higher item level Thunderforged quality
, Ra-den carries only Heroic Thunderforged loot.
As titanic lore rests in the origins of Azerothian life
, we have the usual sky
or star named
items with a nova-lty
thrown in for good measure. But don't discard
the mystery that still surrounds what Ra-den is doing here; instead, summon
your raid team to delve further into Azeroth's deepest knowledge vaults
in patch 5.2.
Blood Pact is a weekly column detailing DOTs, demons and all the dastardly deeds done by warlocks. We'll coach you in the fine art of staying alive, help pick the best target for Dark Intent, and steer you through tier 13 set bonuses.