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Smite was always one of my favourite bosses from vanilla. I used to love listening to his familiar dialogue in Deadmines and was always a bit sad to see him die each time. When I learnt about this special compass from Yorik Sharpeye – one of the Champion spawns in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, I was itching to get his novelty drop. Sadly, I was never able to see it in the beta and have tried to get it ever since.
Today, it happened. After countless kills, I finally saw the drop for Mr. Smite’s Brass Compass.
But before I used it, I had to go back to the place that started it all – Deadmines. Cool was lucky enough to get the item a while ago and he’s had a lot of fun using it in dungeons and raids. So what’s better than seeing one long-lost first mate? Seeing two of course.
When you first use the item, he’ll yell “You there! Check out that noise!” as you war stomp and turn into Smite. On occasion, he’ll also yell (in combat):
You land lubbers are tougher than I thought! I’ll have to improvise!
D’ah! Now you’re making me angry!
We’re under attack! Avast ye swabs! Repel the invaders!
As you can see, he can wield several different weapons as he did in the original version of the dungeon. The item lasts for 10mins with a 2 hr CD.
So the good news is, it won’t break in combat (unless you’re a druid) and you can mount with the illusion so have fun while it lasts.