Socketed thing that should not be of razors

I can only assume that this items label has not been replaced as it's clearly a description of the item rather than a name I think.

So is this a real item or is it a bug / easter egg?

  • 23
    Should not be of razors, and yet is. C'mon, Thing, you had one job!
    – corsiKa
    Feb 9, 2015 at 23:29
  • This is how all blue items are named. Only yellows have random names, and Legendaries of course are specifically named. Feb 10, 2015 at 0:30
  • 1
    @corsiKa Blizzard game designers had a little fun :P Feb 10, 2015 at 14:03
  • 2
    I've primarily been playing the WD and this item drops very often. At some point I had enough, and then this happened: eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/10700680844
    – Jellezilla
    Feb 11, 2015 at 10:16

2 Answers 2


It's a real item; the base item is the "Thing That Should Not Be"; that is, something that's unnatural or shouldn't exist in this world. Seems appropriate for a Witch Doctor.

If it helps, the name of your particular item can be parsed as:

  • Socketed (prefix; adds a socket)

  • Thing That Should Not Be (base name)

  • Of Razors (suffix; adds thorns property)

  • 12
    And hilarity does then ensue.
    – Ben
    Feb 9, 2015 at 22:13
  • 5
    What a brilliant naming convention!
    – Neon1024
    Feb 9, 2015 at 23:10
  • Some wonderful and hilarous names get built around the Thing That Should Not Be base :)
    – Flyto
    Feb 12, 2015 at 10:10
  • Link in answer is dead.
    – pppery
    Aug 10, 2022 at 17:16

That looks real to me. I've never played a witch doctor, but occasionally witch doctor items drop, and they generally have crazy names like this one.

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