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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?
If you’re looking for something a bit different, head west of Rikkitun Village and get ready to get wet. Swim out a short distance until you reach Gokk’lok’s Grotto in the Dread Wastes. Once there, you’ll get an underwater breathing buff called Enchanted Essence as long as you remain in the area.
Gokk’lok is a huge neutral 91 elite clam with 16.3M Health. Just like the other neutral elite mobs in Pandaria, you will receive a fun, unique item once killed but while others only give you several charges – this one does not.
Throughout the fight, a variety of adds will spawn to help protect Gokk’lok (Spindlegrin Remora, Elder Spindlegrin, Seacarp, Overgrown Seacarp, Colossal Seacarp). Most of these will be normal mobs, however, expect to fight some elite ones too.
When Gokk’lok dies, a quest will pop up – Promises of Gold.
As soon as the creature died, a strange group of sprites appeared and took its pearl away.
The sprites have a village nearby, called Rikkitun Village. Perhaps you should investigate.
Completing the quest rewards you with Gokk’lok’s Shell.
As you can see, you’ll appear in your underwear standing inside a clam with a repetitive bashful emote for the 2min duration (provided you don’t move). Hmm, seems your weapon can still be seen though…
You can also fish while under the illusion so pick out a nice spot and relax for a while.
On a side note, I finally managed to get the Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm yesterday. It seems Christmas Day had something special for me after all – I’ve been trying to collect this item since Mists went live.
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.