World of Warcraft Classic has a ton of rare items that you’re unlikely to see unless you’re very lucky. And by lucky I mean you can farm these items for months on end without being able to acquire them. And yet, that’s exactly why so many players go out of their way to try and get their hands on them.
If you’re one of those players, you came to the right place because we’ve put together a list of the rarest WoW Classic items, complete with their location and drop chance (where applicable).
Most of the rarest items and World of Warcraft Classic are weapons and other pieces of gear. But since some of those aren’t very useful unless you’re playing a certain class or spec, we figured we should spice things up by also adding a few rare mounts and some other interesting items into the mix. That way, you can be sure that you’ll find a little something for everybody here.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 rarest items in World of Warcraft Classic.
10. Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
You know it, you love it, but you’re probably also sick of hearing about it. We’re of course talking about Thunderfury.
Unlike all the other entries on our list, Thunderfury doesn’t drop from anywhere and instead needs to be crafted by the player. WoW Classic players have a much deeper knowledge of the game compared to Vanilla players, which is why these days the weapon isn’t quite as rare as it used to be. Hence, why it’s only at number 10 on our list. However, this is still a very rare item nevertheless and arguably the most sought-after of the rarest items in World of Warcraft Classic given the extreme amount of effort needed to craft it.
9. Swift Zulian Tiger
If you’re coming to WoW Classic after first playing retail you’re probably going to be shocked by the low amount of mounts available in the game. Class mounts aside, there is only a small handful that you can collect from other sources. A portion of those can be used exclusively in Ahn’Qiraj. The others are all very rare, including the iconic Swift Zulian Tiger.
This mount comes from High Priest Thekal in Zul’Gurub and has about a 0.6% chance to drop. That may seem pretty low but it’s actually not too bad compared to the remaining items on our list.
8. Enchant Weapon – Spell Power
This extremely powerful formula drops from multiple sources so it may not seem that rare compared to other items. However, all those sources are bosses inside Molten Core, and defeating them requires you to go in with a pretty decent party. Figuring out the exact drop chance for this one is a bit tricky but it’s believed to be anywhere between 0.2% and 0.8%. Add to that the fact that you’re probably in a full 40-man raid with a lot of people that need it if it does happen to drop, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the rarest items in World of Warcraft Classic.
Ironfoe is an epic one-handed mace that drops from Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths. Defeating the boss isn’t particularly difficult if you’re going in with a good party. However, BRD is one of the longest and most tedious dungeons ever created by Blizzard, and farming is a true test of patience. It can be worth it, though, as the mace has a very powerful effect that gives it a chance on hit to grant two extra attacks on your next swing. Unfortunately, the drop chance is estimated to be between 0.18% and 0.59%, so getting this mace requires a lot of luck.
6. The 1 Ring
The 1 Ring is a reference to The Lord of the Rings and is a memorable item from back in the days of Vanilla. Of course, that also makes it a pretty popular item in WoW Classic as well. The ring has a drop chance of around 0.05% and drops while fishing in any major city. The stats are pretty bad so you probably don’t want to use it unless you’re running a low-level twink. That said, it is a great item for role-playing purposes.
5. Pendulum of Doom
Next up on our list of rarest WoW Classic items is the Pendulum of Doom, a level 39 axe that drops from trash mobs in Uldaman. If you’ve got the money to spare, you can actually just buy WoW gold Classic and get the item the easy way from the auction house. Alternatively, you can grind mobs in Uldaman until it drops but that may take you a while since the drop chance is anywhere between 0.02% and 0.06%.
4. Spellshock Leggings
This is the most obscure of the rarest items in World of Warcraft Classic and you’re probably not going to get much use out of it unless you’re a spell caster and manage to acquire it at around level 45. This is because the Spellshock Leggings are an ultra rare item from Zul’Farrak. The stats are decent for a 45-ish level cloth user, but the drop chance is only around 0.02%, so it’s not worth going after if you’re already max level.
3. Deathcharger’s Reins
If you’re an avid mount collector I’m sure you’re already very familiar with this one. The Deathcharger’s Reins is a very rare item that drops from Baron Rivendare, the final boss in Stratholme. Players can use this item to acquire Rivendare’s Deathcharger, a skeletal warhorse that’s particularly valuable if you’re playing on the Alliance side. While the drop chance was eventually buffed to 1% on retail, in WoW Classic the boss only has a 0.02% chance to drop the mount.
2. Parrot Cage (Hyacinth Macaw)
The Hyacinth Macaw is the ultimate status symbol for any avid collector of vanity items in World of Warcraft Classic. The parrot cage that contains the pet drops from Bloodsail pirates found around Stranglethorn Vale so you can technically grind this endlessly. However, the drop chance is only 0.01% or less so you’ll likely need to spend an ungodly amount of time in order to acquire this item.
1. Teebu’s Blazing Longsword
We end our list of rarest items in World of Warcraft Classic with none other than Teebu’s Blazing Longsword. Unlike some of the other gear items on the list, this sword is actually quite powerful for max level characters. Hemo Rogues, in particular. This incredibly rare sword can drop from pretty much any level 60+ mobs in the game but the drop chance is unknown and very few people in the history of World of Warcraft have ever been able to get their hands on it. The good news is that Teebu’s Blazing Longsword is a BoE item that can be purchased from the auction house or sites like lootwowgold. The bad news is that it costs an absolute fortune because of its rarity. Unless you’re the one selling it, of course.
World of Warcraft Classic has a lot of rare and unique items that are just waiting to be acquired by collectors. Most players are very unlikely to get their hands on even one of the items on this list, let alone all of them. But owning just a single one of them will make you a legend in the eyes of many WoW Classic players, so if you’re lucky enough to get an extremely rare item make sure to never let it go.