If you’re thinking of getting your hands on Gressil, Dawn of Ruin in World of Warcraft: Classic, you don’t have to buy it from someone for an insane amount of gold. With the right roll, you can earn it the proper way through a raid.
Looting for Gressil
Gressil is one possible reward for defeating Kel’Thuzad, the final boss in the Naxxramas raid. Along with a 500 reputation boost for Argent Dawn, this one-handed sword has a 24% chance of dropping when you kill Kel’Thuzad. Compared to some of the other possible rewards, like the Hungering Cold sword or the Soulseeker staff, your odds of acquiring Gressil are better.
What makes Gressil special
You may wonder what the big deal is about a sword, especially one that isn’t the rarest for an end-of-raid instance (that honor belongs to The Hungering Cold). Before the Burning Crusade expansion, Gressil was one of the best weapons you could find for a rogue that isn’t a dagger. This level 60 sword clocks in at 73.15 DPS, with a 138-257 damage range and a +15 Stamina boost. While equipped, you also get a bonus of +40 Attack, which might make you feel like you could suddenly start tanking as a rogue in WoW Classic (please don’t).
This kind of attack power is normally reserved for two-handed axes. In fact, Gressil has one higher attack value than the Arcanite Reaper, a two-handed axe that dwarfs Gressil in appearance. Stand these weapons next to each other and you would be amazed at their similarities in strength. Put Gressil in the hands of a warrior, and you have yourself a lethal combination.