After 18 weeks and 35 rolls on the Grand Empress alone, it finally dropped! Hallelujah! I thought my luck might be changing when a dagger dropped from Amber-Shaper Un’sok (one I hadn’t seen before). I actually liked it better than my current main hand so I switched to it after the fight, even though it wasn’t gemmed or enchanted.

So when the Grand Empress died for the 18th time, I held my breath (as I always do) waiting for the roll. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the screen. I actually let out a little squeal….


Kri’tak, Imperial Scepter of the Swarm (check out that drop rate)

For the heck of it I hit the extra roll as well since I’m not really using the Elder Charms for much else these days, plus I keep maxing out on Charms so I was hoping for some loot to DE. Turns out it was gold which is the next best thing.

As soon as I stepped out of the raid, I switched my weapon for a second time, re-saved the set and unsheathed it. I wasted no time in enchanting it then flying to the vendor in Townlong Steppes since I was fairly close (getting pulled into the raid whilst in the middle of a fable battle).


I’m finally caught up to the Thunder King raid content – never having to set foot in the Heart of Fear again (at least for gear). I can’t tell you what a relief that is… :D



One of eleven rares on the Isle of Thunder, he is not required for the Champions of Lei Shen, although he still drops a rather unique item –  Ra’sha’s Sacrificial Dagger. Getting to him may be a little tricky for some since his cave is guarded by two elites.

It appears that you will need to be the first to tag him though in order to have looting rights so group up (if needed) for a chance at his loot table. You may be lucky if trying this solo, since no one was around when we tried it and we only needed to kill him twice for both daggers. However, his drop is not 100%.


The dagger will display some pretty gruesome blood splatter as we displayed several times but the visual doesn’t always appear to be present as shown in the last shot.


This item has several uses which may come in very handy for many:

  • No durability loss
  • Quick raid wipes
  • When a PVP match goes sour, prevent them from getting the killing blow
  • Palis can reminisce about losing DI by using this instead
  • RP scenarios/videos
  • Duel a low-level twink and make his/her day

the list goes on…

Edit: 5.2 hotfix – This item has since been nerfed with a 1sec cast and 30min CD.

So what’s the most creative way you’ve used yours?

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