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This list contains a bunch of aggro weapons options up to Omens of War. Keep in mind not all weapons are included, but this is a pretty comprehensive list of the main ones to consider. Get the best ones you have access to.

I broke the weapons down into various sub-categories for each expansion. The sub-catetories are different because each expansion varies in terms of content. Generally procs in order from best to worst are:

1. Hate Aggro
2. Stun with DD
3. AC Debuff
4. Rune
5. DD or DoT

*In Kunark there are some snare proc weapons but I haven’t tested how well they hold aggro, however after Kunark this is mostly irrelevant*

Consider the following when choosing weapons:

– Rune procs become a little more mainstream starting in PoP. Based on my experience rune procs are a tier behind Hate and Stun weapons. They used to be better for aggro but seem to have gotten ninja nerfed several years ago and haven’t been the same since. Player casted runes still generate a lot of aggro and didn’t seem to get impacted by this nerf.

– Also look at weapon ratio when considering aggro. In most cases, if one weapon has a significantly better ratio than another, then it’s usually better for aggro despite proc differences.

– 2-handers can provide decent aggro as well, especially if they have a stun or hate proc. Sometimes they are better than 1-handers depending on the era and the comparison, but generally 2x 1-handers with good procs is the way to go.

– High Damage/Delay 1-hand Weapons are generally preferred from in terms of melee damage. You’ll take less ripostes (taking less damage!), and hit harder upon engage which generates threat a bit faster.

None of the above are set rules 100% of the time but are a general guideline when comparing different weapons.

– Don’t forget to augment your weapons with either Stun augments (see Wulfenite Augments in the Classic section), and later Hate Proc Augments from LDoN missions!

 

Raid

Dagas
Good Ratio/High Stats – PoSky: Warrior Test of Smash

Blood Fire
DoT – PoFear Golems – Dread/Fright/Terror

Sunderfury
Nice 2-Hander with Haste – PoHate: Grandmaster R`Tal (Classic), a hideous rat (LDoN)

Group

Short Sword of the Ykesha
Stun/75 DD– Lower Guk: the ghoul lord

Polished Granite Tomahawk
Str/Agi Buff + Small Rune Proc – Nice lower level noob weapon – Highpass Hold: Grenix Mucktail

Obsidian Shard
AC Debuff – Nice lower level noob weapon – Solusek’s Eye: kobald predator

Augments

Wulfenite Augments
Stun Augments – Vendors in Starting Cities

 

**Any weapon with a good ratio, Classic is rough**

Epic 1.0

Blade of Strategy
Hate Proc – Warrior 1.0 Epic

Blade of Tactics
Dex/AC Proc Buff, Good Stats – Warrior 1.0 Epic

Jagged Blade of War
Hate Proc – Warrior 1.0 Epic


Raid

Veldrak’s Shortblade
Stun/180 DD – Veeshan’s Peak: Hoshkar

Veridix’s Shortsword
Stun /155 DD – Veeshan’s Peak: Druushk

Maelstrom
Stun/180 DD – Veeshan’s Peak: Druushk

Skullcrusher of Kragg
Stun – Veeshan’s Peak: Druushk

Sword of the Shissar
DD + DoT – Veeshan’s Peak: Hoshkar


Group

Ivyshae Blade
Stun/250 DD – Ivyshae Family Blade Quest

Sarnak Lightning Caller
Stun/122 DD  – Chardok: Underboss Myli`ki

Pride of the Legion
IKSAR ONLYStun/ 100 DD – Kunark Quest

Sarnak Warhammer
Stun – Chardok: Drill Master Dih`roul

Scimitar of the Ykesha
Stun/75 DD – Kithicor Forest: Adjutant D`kan

Acid Etched War Sword
Stun/75 DD – Howling Stones: a bile golem

Ykeshan War Club
Stun/75 DD – Old Sebilis: Arch Duke Latol

Anklesmasher
Snare – Chardok: Loremaster Piza`tak

Silken Whip of Ensnaring
Snare – Old Sebilis: Arch Duke Latol

Wurmslayer
Good Ratio / High Damage – Dragon Scales Quest

Raid

Blade of Carnage
Hate Proc – Kael Drakkel: Avatar of War

Sceptre of Destruction
Stun / 275 DD– Sleeper’s Tomb (pre-Kerafyrm release): Hraashna the Warder

Silver Whip of Rage
150 Rune – Temple of Veeshan: Lord Vyemm

Small Raid or Group

Frostbringer
60 DD/-15 AC Debuff – Kael Drakkel: Dlammaz Stormslayer Quest – Give him Greater Dragon’s Head from a Western Wastes Dragon

Club of the Ice Ocean
150 DD (35% Increased proc chance) – Iceclad Ocean: Lodizal

Wavecrasher
20% Slow + DoT – Siren’s Grotto: shimmering sea spirit

Willsapper
35% Slow – Dragon Necropolis: Vaniki (RARE)

Cracked Claw of Zlandicar
AGI/STR/AC Debuff (Does this give good aggro?) – Dragon Necropolis: Zlandicar


1-Handers

Bloodfrenzy
Hate Proc (+55% Increased Proc Rate) – Ssraeshza Temple: Vyzh`dra the Cursed

Blasphemous Blade of the Exiled
Stun / 80+ DD (+65% Increased Proc Rate) – Ssraeshza Temple: Vyzh`dra the Exiled

Hategiver
Hate Proc – Ssraeshza Temple: Xerkizh The Creator

Blackout
Stun / 100 DD – Ssraeshza Temple: High Priest of Ssraeshza

Lurid Dagger
AC Debuff Proc – Grieg’s End: Servitor of Luclin

Longsword of Freedom
Budget Option – Umbral Plains: Doomshade/Spirit of Tawro

 

2-Handers

Norge`tal
Stun / 90 DD – Ssraeshza Temple: High Priest of Ssraeshza

Bloodied Berserker’s Blade
400 Rune – Sanctus Seru: Lord Inquisitor Seru


1-Hand Raid

Darkblade of the Warlord
Hate Proc (+30% Proc Rate) – PoTime: Rallos Zek

Edge of Eternity
Stun / 150 DD – PoTime: Saryrn

Obsidian Scimitar of War
AC Debuff / 30 DD (+25% Proc Rate) – PoTactics: Vallon Zek

Gleaming Obsidian Shard
AC Debuff / 30 DD (+25% Proc Rate) – Solusek Ro’s Tower: The Protector of Dresolik

Ethereal Destroyer
750 DD (-15% Proc Rate) – PoTime: Phase 3 Golems

Sword of Primordial Power
200 Rune – PoEarthB: Avatar of Earth (Rathe Council event)

Stone Etched Mallet
190 Rune – PoearthA: Mudwalker Event (A Monstrous Mudwalker)

Flameforge Hammer
Stun / 75 DD – Solusek Ro’s Tower: Galremos


2-Hand Raid

Blade of War
Hate Proc – PoTactics: Rallos Zek the Warlord

Vanazir, Dreamer’s Despair
AC Debuff / 100 DD – PoTime: Terris Thule

Stone Etched War Sword
400 Rune – PoEarth: Mud Golem Event (A Monstrous Mudwalker)

Group

Great Blade of Storms
Stun / 179 DD – Bastion of Thunder: Eindride Icestorm

Augments

Radiant Marble Sphere of Ire
Hate Proc (Type 8) – South Ro LDoN Camp: 1150 Points

Marble Sphere of Ire
Hate Proc (Type 4) – Everfrost LDoN Camp: 1150 Points

 


Hate Proc

Brutish Blade of Balance
Hate Proc / Stun –
Tacvi: Zun`Muram Kvxe Pirik


Stun / DD

Spiked Steel Baton
750 DD – Txevu: Zun`Muram Tkarish Zyk

Fleshbiter
Stun / 125 DD – Uqua: Bosses in the Dungeon

Blade of Ornate Symbols
Stun / 179 DD – Ferubi: Weapon Master Vtiink Vzaan

Mace of Mad Mayhem
Stun / 288 DD – PoMischief 2.0: Bristlebane the King of Thieves


Rune

Death’s Head Mace
400 Rune – Tacvi: Pixtt Kretv Krakxt

Legion Issue Kukri
400 Rune – Yxtta: Primal Reptile

Chaotic Black Scimitar
100 Rune – Qvic: Iqthinxa Karnkvi

 

2-Handers

Halberd of Endless Pain
Stun / 150 DD – Txevu: Ixt Hsek Syat

Staff of Shattered Dreams
400 Rune – Txevu: Ikaav Nysf Lleiv

Forgotten Greatstaff
400 Rune – Qvic: Iqthinxa Karnkvi

 

 

Warrior 1.5/2.0 Epic

Kreljnok’s Sword of Eternal Power
Good Ratio, 18% Worn Aggro Mod. Type 4 and 8 sockets – Warrior 2.0 Epic

Champion’s Sword of Eternal Power
15% Worn Aggro Mod. Type 4 and 8 sockets – Warrior 1.5 Epic

Raid 1-Handers

Notched Blade of Bloodletting
Stun / 175 DD– Anguish: Arch Magus Vangl

Thunderclap
Stun / 150 DD – Muramite Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Foresight Raid (Projection of Tactics)

Allin’s Mace
400 Rune – Riftseekers’ Sanctum – King Gelaqua

Bone-Rending Battle Sword
Stun / 100 DD – Ruined City of Dranik: Battlemaster Rhorious

Raid 2-Handers

Matchless Silvery Claymore
Hate Proc / Stun – The Mastery of Adaptation Raid (Projection of Realms)

Fang of Feratha
Stun / 150 DD – Riftseekers’ Sanctum: Feratha

Group (Mostly Pre-70)

Tarn’s Frozen Blade
200 Rune – Wall of Slaughter: Tarn Icewind

Velitorkin’s Femur
Stun / 100 DD – Wall of Slaughter: Velitorkin

Mace of Memories
Stun / 75 DD – Wall of Slaughter: Dragorn Strategist

Jagged Antiquity
AC Debuff / 30 DD – Nobles’ Causeway: Pixt Arreand Bodybender

Soulpiercer
80 Rune – Wall of Slaughter: Chimera Seether

Cudgel of the Fierce
Stun – The Bloodfields: Ikaav Slavetrader

Darkened Steel Saber
Stun / 50 DD – Dranik’s Scar: Kyv HeadHunter

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