Quote from Wolftopia >>
“So you don't think there should be new structures either? If you are playing on a limited sized world, you may not have room for new structures to generate.
You can't withhold features from the game to satisfy your niche issue. Plus, giving Elder Guardians a unique drop would give more purpose to conquering the Ocean Monuments.”
Six on one hand, half a dozen on the other. You’re right, it’s a no-win situation.
But it it would be incredibly out of place to have an uncraftable weapon. I do understand the need for unique drops, but don’t think the answer is a weapon that’s more rare than sponges in-game. The enchantments are what makes the excitement about the trident so palpable, not the trident itself. The trident will most likely be - on its own - akin to a sword in damage, just with the added perk of being useable underwater. It’s the * enchantments * that allow a player to have it boomerang and whatever else it will be doing.
The enchantment books for them being a rare drop or hidden-room advance is both more likely and more reasonable.