SoD Phase 4 PTR Sulfuras gives Attack Power to Feral Druids

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SoD Phase 4 PTR is in full swing now, and some players spotted that Sulfuras now gives Attack Power to Feral Druids!

SoD Phase 4 PTR Sulfuras

Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros is a Legendary weapon players can craft by having Blacksmithing at level 300 and combining Sulfuron Hammer with the Eye of Sulfuras. In WoW Vanilla, Paladins and Shamans were looking for this weapon because it enhanced them the most due to the fire-blasting effect, which, in turn, was enhanced by Spell Power. 

In addition, the equipment of these two classes buffed Spell Power, which means that the fire damage of the Legendary weapon itself was buffed. These facts made Sulfuras an ideal choice for Paladins and Shamans. As for Warriors, they had some use for Sulfuras, but when it came to Druids, it was almost of no use. 

SoD Phase 4 PTR Sulfuras

However, things have changed since then due to the recent update to Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros. Now, the weapon gives +358 Attack Power to Feral Druids shapeshifting into Bear, Dire Bear, and Cat forms. This detail sparked an engaging discussion among players on X/Twitter, so even Josh Aggrend decided to share his opinion with the community and clarify things.

In his recent X post, WoW Classic Senior Game Producer says that if Blizzard added new Legendary weapons, they would be available for more than one or two classes. Yet, the fact that such weapons as Sulfuras were highly sought-after because everyone wanted them, but only a few could really get them made them unique. Therefore, making such Legendaries available for more than one class destroys this sense of exclusivity. Anyway, Aggrend admits that this is just his opinion, and his words have no impact on the design of Sulfuras.

The Senior Game Producer’s post is good news for everyone cherishing their WoW Vanilla memories, mainly the earliest Legendary weapons’ design. However, this topic has always been contentious. On the one hand, it would be nice to see other classes and specs having the possibility to wield Legendary weapons so no one feels left out. On the other hand, if Blizzard makes them more accessible, some players will complain that Legendaries are too common, as was the case with Ashbringer in Legion.

To sum up, Legendary weapons are a topic that’s difficult to find a concession that pleases both pro and casual players. What are your thoughts on this topic? We would love to see your opinion in the comments section below!

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