Empress of Light
Definitely the ankh shield.
The rod of discord I got at random when I was looking for crystal shards.Probably the Rod of Discord and the Axe.
In the 900 hours I've played Terraria, I've only ever gotten these items once.
I'd say The Axe as the hardest item for me to acquire, but I'd have to have actually acquired it. Still no luck...
Fortunately 1.3 brings us a better drop rate!
I don't really get a prideful feeling when getting a good drop. It's more of a "Finally, now I can do something else" feeling.I actually don't like the fact that the axe is getting a higher drop chance because I think that it allows you to be more proud of yourself when you finally get it.
Notice how it says
Which item did you have the most trouble with to obtain
DID so which item you have and was the hardest to get.