Despite its appearance late in the raid, it has an extremely low item level, low speed (and thus low damage), and its proc is not particularly valuable. Because it is outperformed by blue weapons, it is frequently nicknamed Vendorstrike or Nexustrike. It can transform into a separate weapon, , which suffers the same issues.
- Patch 1.11.0 (2006-06-20): The cooldown on transforming this item is now always 60 seconds.
- Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Shadowstrike and Thunderstrike will now remember the enchantments and durability data they possessed when they transform.