Much like the re-released troll gear I posted about a little while ago, the weapons I’m going to feature here were taken out of the game with good old patch 4.0, the pre-Cataclysm patch. These weapons were formerly made with a specialization of blacksmithing, Weaponsmithing. Back in the day, both leatherworking and blacksmithing had 3 specializations you could train into, sort of like Gnomish vs. Goblin Engineering. I’m not sure why they took out lw & bs but left engineering in, but I suppose they just weren’t as “fun”. But, these weapons are back now with patch 5.2. I’m really excited about it because I saw the Blazeguard used in someone’s Mogolympics set, and have wanted it ever since!
You can learn the recipes by visiting the Isle of Thunder and killing Itoka. Your server needs to have unlocked stage 4 of the Isle to access him. He’s a little tricky to kill, but there is usually other people killing him for the daily. He will drop a quest item, Strange Metal Ingot, that you turn in at the actual Thunderforge. You will get the recipes for the ‘first stage’ of each weapon, a level 463 version. After you make a 463 version, you will learn the recipe for an upgraded version which is level 476, followed by a level 502 weapon that you learn upon making the 476. So, these weapons aren’t too bad to get either for transmog or upgrades. All you need is a level 90 with 600 blacksmithing! No special requirements for unlocking the island, although, you will need a lot of Ghost Iron bars to make your Lightning Steel Ingot every day 😉
Lionheart Champion with a custom set.
|This weapon is a two-handed strength sword.|
|This is a one-handed agility sword.|