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The World Of Warcraft Race To World First Concludes With A Legendary Drop, But It’s Not Cheap

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The cost to craft the new Legendary drop has stunned fans as Echo slays Fyrakk and walks away as the winner of the WoW Race to World First

Echo has triumphed in the latest WoW Race to World First, defeating Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope. The squad was fortunate enough to obtain the raid’s Legendary drop, Fyr’alath, the Dream Render, as a reward for stopping Fyrakk in his fiery path, but the cost to craft it has proven divisive.

Echo has earned the Fyr’alath, The Dream Render, a two-handed axe, for defeating the MMORPG’s new top tier raid boss. While it’s exciting to see what World of Warcraft’s newest Legendary item looks like, players have been quick to criticize the cost of the game’s numerous crafting materials, which are currently close to $100.

Players were quick to notice how many crafting materials are required to fully complete the item as Echo’s Marc ‘Meeres’ took to Azeroth to discover its secrets. The axe is made up of three parts: Erden’s Glowspore Grip, Lydiara’s Binding Rune, and Shalasar’s Sophic Vellum, each of which contains up to five different rare resources that must be combined.

According to u/LateyEight, purchasing these items on the Auction House will currently cost around $73 – no doubt due to astute merchants realizing their items are now in high demand and raising the price.

A second post on the official WoW forums claims that crafting the item currently costs 1.1 million gold, with a quick look at WoW Price Hub confirming that items like Awakened Fire and Shadowflame Essence have seen price increases since Fyr’alath’s release. “Get your credit cards,” Voidarcane advises.

On the one hand, given the sheer size of the weapon (that Shadowflame damage is going to hurt), I can see why Blizzard wants players to grind for it rather than just buying the items in-game. But $73 is a lot of money, and I have a feeling the prices, which include Leatherworking and Inscription services, will continue to rise for some time.