Ok, so I have a level 6 Iron Breaker now, and being the completist that I am I will have all of you know that he is also a perfectly balanced renown rank 6 as well. I also finished all his collectors edition quests just a little bit ago.
I got his little mug, the PVE reward which gives a pretty good buff. Strength and toughness increased by 3%, but it makes him dumb. Well he is a Dwarf, so I don't care.
So then I took the PVP quest. Kill a Black Ork, a Squig Herder, and a Shaman in RVR combat. Ok cool. Gate of Ekrund pops.
I go in, the Black Ork is level 2, I take him out fast and start scanning for a Shaman. Sure enough there he is in back. Ok ignore everyone and charge after the gobbo. I cut him and now 2/3rd's of my quest is done. Need a Squig Herder. I am getting hit with arrows, and I see a squig hopping around.
Where is the sneaky little bastard. I look up, sure enough he is hidden behind a crate, top level all alone. Hmmm.
I charge THROUGH the Destruction ranks and no one follows me. I go down the steps, around and all the way up the backway. Squig Herder never sees me coming. Two wacks with my axe and he is half health, and he decides to run....AND JUMP. Umm ok. I have more hit points, he lands on the other side of the wall almost dead to my half health, and I cut him down. Quest finished, bring on my purple reward baby!
Gates scenario ends, we lose (go figure) and I head in to the quest giver. And I get:
What the hell? Now c'mon. It takes a off hand slot, oh yeah I am sure I will use that instead of a shield, good call! What the hell am I supposed to do with that thing, play backup tambourine in the damn Partridge Family band? Give me a break! BAH!
Well that was just great. However, according to a comment on the item, you can:
"Ironbreakers (in lieu of a shield) and Engineers can wear this flavor item alongside their main weapon. It sheathes on the upper right back shoulder. You can also unequip any weapons and wield it regardless of career if you normally use a two-handed weapon (Runepriests, or Greatweapon Ironbreakers)."
Fan-freaking-tastic. Next reward please? Time to move to the next race. I'm out of here until Sunday, enjoy the weekend!