Introduced in Icecrown Citadel, Shadowmourne is a two-handed axe that is available for use by Warriors, Death Knights, and Paladins. Shadowmourne is only obtainable after completing quests and obtaining fragments (much like Atiesh) found inside the instance. Shadowmourne makes this list not only because it looks great and was an epic weapon in its day, but also because it is backed with some very cool lore. This legendary item is still available in game and players can easily farm the pieces required with a group of level 85 friends.
Warglaives of Azzinoth
Dropped from Illidan Stromrage, the final boss in Black Temple, these dual glaives are probably one of the most recognized weapons in game. Visually-striking, the Warglaives of Azzinoth are available to Warriors, Rogues, and Death Knights and required nothing except the death of Illidan (and a little luck) to obtain. However, these blades were especially valuable to the Rogue. Besides the epicness of this weapon and their visual appeal, this weapon was the first legendary in the game to come in a set. Not to mention that these Warglaives were wielded by Illidan himself, more than enough reason in our books to make this list.
Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
This fiery two-handed mace of doom heralds from the depths of the deadly Molten Core. Created by fusing the Sulfuron Hammer with the Eye of Sulfuas, another item found inside Molten Core, this was the weapon to have in vanilla World of Warcraft. While Sulfuras made a reemergence into the game with the introduction of Sulfuras, the Extinguished Hand in the Firelands, there is still something special about taking the time to create the original weapon.
Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest
Originating from within the Firelands, this staff was a must have for casters in the Cataclysm expansion. In order to obtain this weapon takes quite a bit of work with solo quests and collecting items in a raid group. With a kick-ass visual and epic stats, this staff is pretty bad-ass. If you needed any other reason for this legendary to make the list, please note that this item will turn you into a dragon. That is right folks…a dragon. Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest wihtout a doubt wins and deserves a slot on the list of all time best legendary items.
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
Once wielded by Thunderaan, Prince of Air, Thunderfury is the legendary of legendary item(at least in this writer’s humble opinion). Forged after places brought the broken pieces of the talisman of elemental binding, better known as the Bindings of the Windseeker. Before players fully realized the potential of Thunderfury, many Hunters and Paladins picked up the bindings. However, very soon its full awesomeness was realized and this became the must have weapon for Warriors and melee DPS alike. Thunderfury is visually appealing, has amazing stats, some pretty cool lore and came from a time when World of Warcraft was fresh and new. Without a doubt Thunderfury, even though it has long been out of use, will be one of the legendary items that will never be forgotten.