I'd bet 20 bucks that were a Warrior or Cleric to bust their behinds and get to the Eternal stage, there'd be no weapon/shield waiting for them, because they're not going to be completed for a while. And we'd yet again be given the excuse of, "Soon".
I said it during the previous expansion, and I believe it's even more relevant and easily recognizable in this expansion. There was a Star Wars episode where something was said by a very prominent character, "If this body is not capable of action, I suggest new leadership is needed. I move for a Vote of No Confidence..."