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For rare monsters, see rare mob.
For the Superior achievement, see Superior (achievement).

Rare is the level of item quality in between Uncommon and Epic.

  • The names of Rare quality items will appear in blue.
  • Equippable items of Rare quality almost always have one or more attribute bonuses and some have procs.
  • As an example, the blue weapons have at least 3 "major" stat boosts, and eventfully a proc. This also occurs with most armor (head, neck, shoulders, chest, back, waist, legs, boots). Backs, bracers and some trinkets/rings only have one or two stat boost, a proc, and/or an "On equip".
  • Most equippable items at Rare quality and above can be disenchanted by characters with the Enchanting profession.
  • Some ingredient items are of Rare quality, including all Shards used in the Enchanting profession, such as Large Brilliant Shard.
  • The web color code for rare itemlinks is #0080ff.
  • Almost all boss drops from non-heroic and non-raid instances are of rare quality.
  • Outland and Northrend quests that require defeating an elite monster will often reward a rare. Quests at the end of long, lore-intensive chains will sometimes reward a rare.

See also

  • Blues