It's not often that something completely takes me by surprise but learning about this particular mogging item from one of my livestream viewers certainly did. I present to you the Brunnhildar Harpoon. This is a common (white) quality polearm sold by an NPC that can be used for transmogrification. Not only is this item freaking huge, it has a built-in glow that covers up enchants and can be sold on the auction house. Read on for more details on this hidden mogging gem.
|The Brunnhildar Harpoon: Beauty and the Beast|
What It Is
Put simply the Bunnhildar Harpoon is one of the only common (white) items I've ever seen in the game that is allowed to be used for transmogrification. I'm assuming this is because, although it is common, it has green text indicating that is has the special equip ability "Equip: Inflicts 5 additional Frost damage per swing." as part of it's tooltip.
Were To Buy
|Brunnhildar Village in Storm Peaks|
The Bunnhildar Harpoon is sold for around 18g by a faction NPC named Warsmith Sigfinna. She is located in Burnnhildar Village in the Storm Peaks in Northrend. In order to purchase from her I believe you have to have finished at least part of the Sons of Hodir reputation unlock quest chain that begins with the quest They Took Our Men which can be acquired in K3. If you unlocked the Sons of Hodir reputation during Wrath of the Lich King you should be able to purchase these. If not, start the quest noted above and work your way through the chain until you can buy from her.
Warmaster Sigfinna's Items For Sale
In addition to selling the Bunnhildar Harpoon Warsmith Sigfinna also sells two other common items that can be mogged: the Brunnhildar Great Axe is sold for 18g and the Brunnhildar Bow is sold for 11g. While the bow is visually quite striking it does share a model with a few other bows. I believe the axe also shares modela with a few axes (although perhaps not it's frosty blue glow). The harpoon on the other hand does not share it's model with any other polearms in the game.
Why It Might Sell
Once I found out that this items could be mogged I immediately mogged it to my polearm and was delighted with the result. This item shows up properly in the MogIt addon as being moggable. It is absolutely massive and has an certainly looks like a harpoon one of the nice (and giant) ladies of Brunnhildar Village would use to shishkabob their enemies.
|My first sale of the Brunnhildar Harpoon for 250g|
As a test I purchased a few of each of these items and quietly started posting them on my auction house for 250g each. My fist harpoon sold within the day. I took this as the first piece of evidence that, despite the fact that it isn't obvious that the Brunnhildar Harpoon can be used for transmogrification, people might still buy it once they either a) have MogIt and realize they can transmog or b) they see someone with this item transmogged and head to the auction house to pick one up for themselves. Either way, I think this may be a sleeper hit for me.
My personal advice for anyone trying to sell the Brunnhildar Harpoon is to keep it quiet. I wouldn't advise advertising this thing in trade chat unless you want tons of competition buying these up and driving your prices down.
"Low and slow" is the name of the game for selling these for me. Keep prices low enough to not make competition notice but high enough to make a tidy profit. Right now my price for the Brunnhildar Harpoon is 250g. I'm wearing one transmogged on my hunter and that is all the advertising I need.
I plan to keep this quiet on my server and sell these for as long as possible before the competition catches on. While these might not ever be huge sellers, getting a few sales here and there for 250g will be nice. I am also trying to sell both the Brunnhildar Great Ax and the Brunnhildar Bow although my hope for their success isn't as great.
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