World of Warcraft is an MMORPG with hundreds of thousands of attainable items. The rarest items will only be seen by a few players amongst millions, making them highly sought after. The rarest items in World of Warcraft are attainable only to players who possess unmatched patience, skill, and luck.
Talisman of Binding Shard
Talisman of Binding Shard was the first Legendary item introduced in World of Warcraft . The Talisman of Binding Shard was added to the Molten Core raid dungeon in patch 1.1 and was acquired by Noktyn before Blizzard removed the necklace in patch 1.4. Noktyn is the only player to have ever looted this item, making it the rarest item in World of Warcraft.
Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal
The Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal was a reward for completing a very long chain of quests leading up to the opening of Ahn’Qiraj. It is the only legendary mount in World of Warcraft. Only one player per server could receive this mount, and it is no longer obtainable after the opening of Ahn’Qiraj. With only one player per server receiving the mount, it is the rarest mount in-game and rarely seen.
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian is the rarest weapon in-game. It was introduced in patch 1.11 along with the raid dungeon Naxxramas. Completing the quest required defeating all of the bosses in Naxxramas, arguably the hardest raid dungeon in World of Warcraft history. Luck was not a factor in acquiring this legendary item, however the skill required to defeat the villains inside Naxxramas made this item unobtainable to a majority of the player-base. Atiesh is no longer available with the removal of Naxxramas in patch 3.0.2.
Ashbringer is a two handed sword, that dropped in Naxxramas. It is the second rarest weapon in game due to it’s low drop chance while available, and its current unobtainable status. The Corrupted Ashbringer was dropped by an incredibly difficult boss in the World of Warcraft raid dungeon Naxxramas called The Four Horsemen. The Corrupted Ashbringer is the only weapon that, when equipped, will change the in-game story. Players with the Corrupted Ashbringer are treated to an amazing lore event inside the Scarlet Monastery. The Corrupted Ashbringer story is still evolving, as it’s final form Ashbringer has yet to be implemented into the game .
There are many other rare items in World of Warcraft, but none quite as rare, or unique, as the ones listed here. These items are all no longer available, and acquired by only a small percentage of the player-base. It is doubtful that any item will ever surpass those listed above in rarity.