It would seem that Arthas kept a memento from Sylvannas.
This is apparently the long lost crossbow of one of Arthas' most hateful enemies,
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner
, perhaps the one she used against him in life, not the one she uses now in undeath.
*sighs* Another XBow.
You know, because, it would've made soooo little sense for Sylvanas to have had a
The point you are all missing is that Crossbows make perfect sense to be the best end game range weapon for hunters, because no hunter race gets a benefit for using crossbows over guns/bows, so it is equal across the board.
Lots of Arp on this its looking good. Only complaint would be the model is quite bland.
Thanks to the poor quality of the proc on Zod's Repeating Longbow (approximately ~1.4-1.7% of a hunter's DPS over an average fight in a Festergut/Patchwerk setting), the stats on the heartseeker actually make this xbow a preferable weapon to any non-troll race, despite the ilvl and tooltip-dps difference. The spreadsheet difference works out to between 30 and 40 (theoretical) dps, depending on your other gear.
What kind of race is that dude in the screenshot?
I think the heroic gun from BQ is better than this and even better than Zod's 25 Heroic.
Anyone done the math on this stuff? What's the best (not considering LK Heroic) for MM hunters?
Got my 1st LK10 kill today and 2 of these dropped just to make fun of us for not having the hunter present at today's raid.
Me(Fury Warr) and a rogue got these, quite a nice upgrade from Crimson Star for me, very nice DPS stats for a hit/exp capped fury warr.
Just to add insult to injury, i want to get this on my Night elf hunter, and then go and kill Sylvanas with it =D
Arthas melee swing hits Sylvannas Windrunner for 145000000.
Sylvannas Windrunner dies.
Arthas recieves loot:
Arthas says: Omg finally!
"The point you are all missing is that Crossbows make perfect sense to be the best end game range weapon for hunters, because no hunter race gets a benefit for using crossbows over guns/bows, so it is equal across the board." says Hulksnipe.
I can only surmise that you never raided the end of Burning Crusade. In a bullet proof rebuttal, I give you Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury. Our only legendary Hunter weapon. And it's a
. Regardless of faction, this was the absolute best-in-slot weapon. Hell, it even out performed Naxx25 level weapons (minus KT25's gun) ten levels and an expansion later.
The fact of the matter is that Lady Sylvanas Windrunner used a bow, not a crossbow, and Blizz should have made this a bow, not a crossbow. Racials be damned.
Also, as patch 4.0.1 hits tonight, you may notice that the Heartseeker's damage will be Upped. From 603 - 840 Damage to 676 - 1015 Damage. Zod has gone from 541 - 887 Damage to 577 - 1074 Damage. 99 more low-end damage and a measly 59 difference on the top end. Coupled with the low and terrible prock on the Zod, and the yummy real stats on the Heartseeker, I for one will be useing my Windrunner's from now on.... 'till Cata.
ps, if anyone would care to make a post on how to link items, ill change thori'dal up there to it's full glory
sylvanis also had a sister.. shes in violet citidal if you want o see her, shes still a blood elf. her name is veressa windrunner
possible it was hers?