Saturday, February 28, 2009

World of Warcraft: Thorim & Hodir Ulduar Bosses

A few brand new leaks from the current beta testing of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 3.1 Content Patch are featuring two bosses from the new raiding instance Ulduar.


First is the raid boss Thorim. You fight him in the Clash of Thunder. Clash of Thunder is an arena overwatched by Thorim. When you enter the arena, you’ll see a Jormungar Behemoth, who has approximate 1.200.000 HP fighting against some captured Alliance or Horde players, depending on which faction you play (it will always be the opposite faction). There are 5 NPCs: 1 tank, 1 healer and 3 damage dealers.

They are quite easy to kill, if you take care of the AoE healing and avoid the poison breathes from the Jormungar.

Once the Jormunger is dead, many constructs will enter the arena (it’s a mix of melee, caster and healer constructs). You will have to a small group dedicated to kill this adds, while Thorim throws Stormhammers on them. He randomly activate some lightning orbs which are spread around the arena. Once activated, they will trigger an powerful AoE damaging effect to anyone near it. So run, as soon as they are activated!

The other half of the raids has to go through the hallway on the left side of the arena and fight Thorim himself. There are also many constructs and you’d need to handle two mini bosses (approximate 5 million HP each). If you don’t reach Thorim within 5 min, he will enrage and your raid will wipe.

When you reach and pull him, he will jump into the arena and the final phase of the fight begins. He will have around 11 million HP and will hit an good equipped tank for 8.000 damage. He also has two abilities:

  • Unbalancing Strike, which reduces the defense by 200 for 15 seconds (or 100 for 6 seconds on normal mode)
  • Lightning Charge, which he will cast every 15 seconds and which is similar to Grull’s effect. It will stack and he will continuously deal more damage.


  • HP - 35,699,200 (Heroic Mode)
  • Normal melee attacks for 25k damage on a well-geared warrior
  • 8 Adds trapped in blocks of ice are around him, you can break the blocks (40,000 HP) to have them help you. They will randomly drop Toasty Fires throughout the fight
  • His aura called Biting Cold is using the same mechanics as Intense Cold during the fight against Keristrasza, it stacks up and damage increase over time. Moving will reset the stack. (This is also affected by the Toasty Fire, see below)
  • Hodir casts "Flash Freeze" (9 seconds cast time), a spell that freezes the entire raid in blocks of ice
  • He will randomly spawn Icicles, they will create patch of ices on the ground as they drop. Standing on the ice when Hodir casts Flash Freeze prevents from being encased in a block of ice
  • You can also prevent Biting Cold and Freeze by staying next to a Toasty Fire in the room, however it will be removed by Flash Freeze. Warms nearby friendly creatures, preventing the effects of Freeze and Biting Cold, and increasing Spirit by 4.  Toasty fire can be extinguished by falling ice or powerful frost magic
  • After Flash Freeze, Hodir will gain "Frozen Blows" and deal 70% reduced physical damage but each attack deals 40,000 additional frost damage

World of Warcraft: Raid-ID confirmation on PTR

Finally Blizzard implemented an confirmation dialog if you try to enter an instance which has an saved ID. In the past many players accidently got an ID if the raid Leader had an saved ID when they entered.

This was especially annoying if you got feared while the instance was set on heroic. If raid leader had ID, you got one too. In worst case, this prevented you from doing this instance for this week.

Source: WoWInsider

Friday, February 27, 2009

World of Warcraft: Ulduar Weapon Models Preview

Yesterday there were first few information leaked on the new weapons models which will drop in Ulduar, Blizzards new raid instance in the upcoming World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King 3.1 Content Patch.

Ulduar is currently accessible on the PTR servers and everyone can transfer their characters to the PTR and try it out themselves.

The screenshots can be found at MMO-Champion

World of Warcraft: Ulduar 10-man Video (Hodir)

Yesterady, Wretched released an video from Hodir fighting, first Boss from 10-man Ulduar instance.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

World of Warcraft: 21k XP + 6g from Repeatable Quest

A few days ago i found a very easy way on how to level your character from Level 74+. There is a quest, which can be repeated infinitely and each time it gives 21.000 XP + 6 gold. This exploit works for Horde and Alliance.

All you need is level 74 or more and not have done the “Infiltrating Voltarus” Quest.


Update: The quest will either be Reunited or Dark Horizon depending on if you have done Cleansing Drak'Tharon or not.

Just follow the steps below:

For each repeating of this Quest, you will get 21.000 XP + 5.90g. This way you can level up your character and not having to “waste” quests. Once you hit Level 80, you have a few 100 Quests you could do and get insane amount of money because the XP you usually get for the quest will be converted in money! This can be up to 2-3k Gold per Quest zone, making it a piece of cake to get 16k gold for the mammoth or some to push up your professions to 450!

World of Warcraft: WoW Player wins an Oscar

During the Academy Awards actors, directors, writers and producers are honored for their work in movies. Within them there was one World of Warcraft Player and Guild Leader.

Steve Preeg is his name. He’s an visual effect artist which was working on Movies like Lord of the Rings and I, Robot. As it came out, he’s also an World of Warcraft Player and Leaders a Guild within World of Warcraft. His character is a Combat Rogue with 450 Enchanting and Inscription.

Congratulation Steve on your Epic Loot, [The Oscar]!


World of Warcraft: Dual Specialization to be 1000g

Some long awaited news on the Dual Specialization (aka Dual Spec) topic which was announced for the latest World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King Content Patch 3.1. Currently it seems that the price is 1000g on the PTR Servers.

It’s quite sad to see another money sink implemented in the game, instead of just doing a favor to the customers. Every time Blizzard generates money sink, the Chinese farmers make a party or becoming even more customers.

When will you finally learn from your mistakes Blizzard?

World of Warcraft: Official Ulduar Lore

A while ago Blizzard has updated their website with some lore background information of the upcoming World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 3.1 Content Patch featuring Ulduar.

The interesting thing is, it mentions

Beneath ancient Ulduar, the Old God of death lies, whispering.... Tread carefully, or its prison will become your tomb.

which points out to be one of the Old Gods: Yogg-Saron, which was already hidden mentioned in some of the Quests in Gizzly Hills. He is mainly responsible for the corruption of the Titans, Furbolgs and other Creatures in Northrend and was freed of his millennia long prison by the roots of the failed World Tree Vordrassil.

World of Warcraft (EU)
World of Warcraft Wiki

Sunday, February 22, 2009

World of Warcraft: Ulduar Unleashed – Beta Leak Video

Today i found this video of the upcoming World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 3.1 Ulduar Patch. It shows the instance running in a sandbox (it’s kind of an emluator, which allows you to explore instances an the world but has no NPCs)

Enjoy it!