Favorite Blizz loot screw up?

90 Goblin Hunter
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A different take on loot QQ threads. Post your favorite, most memorable loot screw ups that Blizz has done.

A few examples to show what I'm going for:

Useless healer trinkets this tier. Difficulty of obtaining weapons in T14. (This current isn't actually abnormal in weapon acquisition.).

BiS wand in T11 a boe drop from such a tiny amount of trash. No spirit cloth in T12.

My current favorite Blizz loot screw up is the mere fact plate int gear exists and/or only 1 spec of 1 class can use it.
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90 Orc Monk
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The blue Idol from the first Shadow Labs boss being BiS for Resto Druids for the majority of Burning Crusade
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90 Dwarf Hunter
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First time my guild killed Elder Council(10 man) we never got a tier token, just one piece of loot.
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90 Troll Hunter
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The legendary necklace from Molten Core. Doesn't get any more screwed up than that.
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90 Troll Hunter
11370
If you want to count only items that were supposed to drop, Neltharian's Tear from BWL. It was BIS for the rest of vanillla, and then still BIS through late BT/Sunwell just for good measure.
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90 Pandaren Hunter
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Thori'dal :(

Do I have to call it my favorite?
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90 Goblin Priest
8040
Druid and Warlock T1.

Vendorstrike.
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90 Pandaren Warrior
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4 spirit 1 int ring
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90 Tauren Paladin
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T13
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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Zero spirit cloth in Firelands.
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10 Blood Elf Paladin
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non-tier armor being on the shared loot list

hey, you want a weapon? nope! have these DE mats instead.
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90 Human Paladin
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Azuresong MAGEblade being BiS for holy pally for a loooong time...

ps: pally itemization in classic was very lol-worthy in general...
Edited by Emmey on 5/8/2013 4:30 PM PDT
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90 Orc Shaman
HC
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useless healer trinkets?

You mean Lei Shens trinket which can add anywhere from 2-5%? Or horridons last grasp which gives more mana than innervate? I wouldn't call them useless, I would call them pigeon holed.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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05/08/2013 04:30 PMPosted by Sensations
You mean Lei Shens trinket which can add anywhere from 2-5%? Or horridons last grasp which gives more mana than innervate?

No, the other two. Inscribed Bag of !@#$ and the other one.
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90 Orc Monk
10340
Azuresong MAGEblade being BiS for holy pally for a loooong time...

ps: pally itemization in classic was very lol-worthy in general...


I had a pally give me 5k gold to pass on the mace in ZA because it was BiS for Tanks HAHA...good times.
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90 Orc Shaman
HC
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05/08/2013 04:59 PMPosted by Kaels
You mean Lei Shens trinket which can add anywhere from 2-5%? Or horridons last grasp which gives more mana than innervate?

No, the other two. Inscribed Bag of !@#$ and the other one.


Exactly, but the healer trinkets aren't useless you're just pigeonholed into the only 2 good ones.
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90 Goblin Warrior
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Hand of edward the odd when it allowed instant flag caps.

Goblin land mines in AV.

Spirit of aquementas + choker of enlightenment pre-nerf (20+15 vs spark of hope being 42)
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90 Goblin Warrior
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Oh. Pretty much any armor piece that had "weapon skill"

Lol, level 40 helmets.
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90 Troll Hunter
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Oh. Pretty much any armor piece that had "weapon skill"

Lol, level 40 helmets.


Edgemaster's Handguards was BIS until weapon skill went away. Used to be:

Equip: Increases axe skill rating by 17
Equip: Increases dagger skill rating by 17
Equip: Increases sword skill rating by 17
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90 Worgen Druid
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One of the vanilla rogue tier sets had Spirit on it.

"Progression" in SSC being defined as crafting a nature-resist plate set and hoping your tank doesn't get poached as soon as the guild finishes the set for him.

This item Sunstrider's Gauntlets was originally called "Suntrider's Gauntlets". I thought there might have been a Sunt you could ride to go with it.

LFR Madness dropping 4 of the same item and the same guy winning them all.

On the current tier healer trinkets topic: Horridon's one is good but the Bag of Hydra Spawn is worse than T14 LFR stuff for most healers.

T15 bosses all being Patchwerk.
Edited by Autumni on 5/8/2013 7:01 PM PDT
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