It was called "the Hand of Ragnaros", as Ragnaros never released it until his defeat in the Molten Core. After Ragnaros was reborn in the Firelands, and the heroes of the Alliance and Horde defeated him once again, his weapon now reflects the same loss as the Extinguished Hand. Mathias Shaw believes that in this lies proof that Ragnaros is dead.
In World of Warcraft
Smaller versions of Sulfuras (suitable for mortals to wield) are available in World of Warcraft.
The Hand of Ragnaros
The Extinguished Hand
In the RPG
Sulfuras is the mighty weapon of Ragnaros the Firelord. The weapon never leaves his grasp. It is composed of flaming red elementium and etched from end to end with intricate runes that seem to move like flowing lava across the weapons surface. Sulfuras is covered with many vicious pikes of varying sizes, each white hot and surrounded by the distortion of shimmering heat.
When a creature is slain by Sulfuras, its body is consumed by intense flame and effectively disintegrated, leaving behind only a pile of ash. The heat and pressure of this effect solidifies the ash into a hard, dark, crystal. This crystal is known as an Eye of Sulfuras and is used by Ragnaros' followers in ancient rituals or to craft special weapons such as sulfuron hammers.
Sulfuras is incredibly massive. Far too massive, in fact, for most mortals to even dream of wielding, even if they could somehow defeat the elemental Firelord. However, fanatical followers of Ragnaros found a way to craft hammers in its image. Each requires an Eye of Sulfuras, and these lesser weapons are known as sulfuron hammers. A sulfuron hammer appears to be a smaller version of Sulfuras. It is a spiked, flaming red warhammer. The hammer is crafted entirely from elementium, with an Eye of Sulfuras embedded deep in the hammer’s head.
- In the League of Explorers adventure of Hearthstone, a shard of Sulfuras is located in the Hall of Explorers wing. Reno Jackson notes: "This was in a box marked "DO NOT OPEN". So...yeah. Good luck!"