While I mostly enjoy the addition of guaranteed items in encounters, I wish the later encounters would not have completed spatula items.
I had a game with pretty bad drop and I was expecting to have somethin decent from the dragon and I got, ... A frozen mallet, ... While playing assassins...
How about knight's vow or Blademaster for Wild Sorcerers?
I appreciate the guaranteed drop but instead of completed spatula receipe I'd rather have the basic component instead (Spatula or Giant belt).
And in general I prefer 2 un-upgraded drops rather than a completed item because it removes the flexibility of having something for your build.
Let me know what you think!