It's a great hammer for the soloing shaman due to the stun [which works up to L65 rather than the L55 of weapons with a generic "stun" proc). if you use it in groups (especially with Greater Rabid Bear) you'll get aggro if the tank's not paying attention! It didn't look that bad so I rounded up my 43 Warrior and off we went to Burning woods. My Cleric was fighting right alongside my warrior against Wurms, skeletons, giants and those huge bee things.
I got this a while back on Tarew Marr, Sold it today for 36K...really good price, heh. I was in the factory in Po I where the clockwork golems were immune to the stun.
Now i'm using an Ornate Sceptre which I paid 10K for, Thanks Reduvid. I slowed/maloed/crippled, waited for the mob to be down to 60% before going in and I still stole agro and kept it every time the stun proc got resisted.
Good luck Lorayzius 61 Necro Bought this last night and it fell in love with it immediately.
With Ho S, Rage,(255 str, 170 dex), and 171 1hb skill(53 shaman), my max hit is 114 and average hit is 70ish.
Yes, and on wurmy, the developers had to go in and set the flag to primary only.
Didn't say it could not be done, just that they didn't bother on this weapon, as it wasn't usable by dual wielders.
So this hammer can not be put in secondary for the stats.
The reason it says either melee, is that that is the default for all 1h weapons, and the developers didn't bother to flag it as primary only, since none of the classes listed have dual wield anyway.
And concerning epics and velious armors being upgraded: It's such a shame to upgrade items from 2 or 3 expansions ago.
I really wish Verant would just stop providing possible upgrades to items. Um, why is it that whenever there is an expansion, people just forget what has always been around?
Anyway it rocks and my CLeric is now 51, my Warrior 45. Just wanted to toss out that RANGE is also a spot where a weapon with dmg/delay can go. With all melee stats maxxed at (or above) 255, this weapon doesn't stop proccing.