I’d like you to say hello to my Rogue.
I am obviously biased, but I happen to think my Rogue looks incredibly badass wearing full Darkmantle gear, especially considering how suddenly rare that look is thanks to Blizzards rather draconian class quest slaughter, and insanely high priced replica Darkmoon gear.
But the awesome look is part of the problem.
When you look that good, a crappy looking weapon stands out like a zombie in the nursery.
The dagger isn’t an issue, I’m not sure I’ve even seen a bad dagger design.
The fist weapon though… blech.
Nexus-Claw, part of a set of claws released in Burning Crusade that mirrored an awesome but hard-to-get set from Zul’Gurub, is eminently easy to obtain. You simply fly out to Netherstorm in Outlands, visit the exotic weapons dealer at the Consortium area of the Stormspire, and buy them. You don’t even need rep. He only has one of each of the claws at a time (the other one is the Void-Talon), but wait for a day or two, they should return. It’s not like Netherstorm is a hub of activity anymore.
I went out and bought them, and thought myself something of a smarty-pants for getting great looking items without effort. You know, because Darkmantle was so freaking easy to get.
When I went to transmog my main hand weapon, though, the Perforator, I encountered a teeny, weenie little problem.
They are indeed both Fist Weapons.
The problem lies in the fact that the Perforator is a one-hand weapon, and thus can be used in either hand. The Nexus-Claw and Void-Talons are hand specific, main hand and off hand respectively. Or the other way around, whatever.
What I have found is that I can’t transmog my one hand Fist Weapon with the hand specific Fist Weapons.
Son of a bitch.
Do you know how many great looking Fist Weapons there are in the game? And of those, do you know how many old school ones are hand specific?
In retrospect I understand what the deal is. The one hand Fist Weapons display bilateral symmetry. Most of the hand-specific Fist Weapons do not. Pop the appearance of an Off Hand claw on a Main Hand weapon, and you’ll likely be holding the blade or something, while the handle is waving in the breeze.
I guess if I had given it any thought, I’d have thought that the appearance would mirror over if on an opposite hand.
Clearly, I was wrong. Damnit.
Fine. Be that way.
So there, nyah.