As my bag purge continues, I've noticed an abundance of Shan'ze Ritual Stones, those items used to summon the special rares on the Isle of Thunder. To be exact, I have a total of 145 across my characters, a truly ridiculous amount.
I was just going to vendor them (they're worth 20g each, so that's 2900g!) but then I remembered that these summoned rares can drop rare, special transmog items!
Each of the 9 summonable minibosses has a chance to drop an epic-quality 476 weapon. Some of the weapon models are commonly found on other Mists of Pandaria items, but some of the models and coloring are extremely rare!
I've decided not to vendor these Ritual Stones yet, in case any of my guildies want to try to get some of these items for mogging. Orkchop and I already farmed a Drakkari Decapitator, and it only took about 4-5 kills.
Do you have any Stones leftover? Check with your guild's mog fanatics before you vendor them!
Ancient Mogu Guardian, Mogu Sportsman's Bow
Bow. Common model, but this one has unique red/gold coloring.
Electromancer Ju'le, Lightning Snare
1H Mace. Model reused a few times, but this version has unique coloring not found elsewhere.
Qi'nor, Gaze of Qi'nor
Staff. The only version of this staff with identical coloring apparently doesn't exist in-game?
Cera, Cera's Impalers
Dagger. Rare model, unique coloring. Only other still available is a BoE green.
Incomplete Drakkari Colossus, Drakkari Decapitator
2H Axe. Very, very rare! The only other one in the game is a quest reward from the Amphitheater of Anguish in Zul'Drak.
Windweaver Akil'amon, Talonblade of Akil'amon
1H Sword. Rare model, unique coloring. Only other still available is a BoE green.
Echo of Kros, Saurok Ritualist's Sacrificial Dagger
Dagger. Unique colors. Same model as a BoE green and a Burning Crusade dungeon drop.
Kor'dok, Vengeance of Kor'dok
1H Sword. Common MoP model, uncommon coloring. Exact duplicate of a BoE blue.
Spirit of Warlord Teng, Teng's Reach
Polearm. Exceptionally rare, as it is a clone of the monk-only Bladed Staff of the Summit's Breeze. This is the ONLY WAY for non-monks to get this polearm!