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2009/07/13 at 4:33 PM
Welcome back to the Strategist (or just "welcome", if it's your first time here)! A while ago I went over the
fight in Ulduar. This week I hope to give you not only
(which you will read about in this issue), but
Ignis the Furnace Master
Razorscale is...was a Proto-drake better known under the name Veranus. She was a Broodmother among the Proto-drakes, and has been
's loyal mount and friend for many years. Unfortunately when Loken defeated Thorim not that long ago, Veranus was captured, but not killed - Loken mentions that he has other plans for her. Now we know what they were - Ignis the Furnace Master crafted an armor of some sort for Veranus. Her scales were plated with steel as sharp as razor - hence the name. Now Razorscale lives in her Aerie in Ulduar, just between the Formation Grounds and the Scrapyard. She is an optional boss, but not a hard one.
For details a
Strategist: Flame Leviathan
2009/06/27 at 1:39 PM
Welcome to my new series in the Wowhead Blog - the
has heard me, on many occasions, complain how the Overview section on all of the Ulduar bosses is just...not enough. They are all too complex to be explained by a single paragraph or by a list of their spells. This worked well with Naxxramas, because many people were familiar with the fights, and the actual fights were not overly complicated. Unfortunately, Ulduar is far from simple...
And this is how the Strategist was born! Partly inspired by
The Eye of Eternity: A Raid Overview
blog entry, party my own musing, the Strategist will present you with a strategy (or multiple strategies when applicable) for each of the bosses in the titanic complex... and other raids as well, if things go well. Hard Modes will be covered as well, but knowing that my own guild is still struggling with about half of them, those sections may be a little vague, or even missing.
But enough with the introductions! Read on, and learn about the first boss
The Crusader's Coliseum!
2009/06/17 at 9:48 PM
Well the updates are just coming fast and furious now. The latest update is about the newest tier in raid content—tier 9—to be released in Patch 3.2!
Apparently the next raid tier to come out will be the Crusaders' Coliseum. No info released yet on what the actual encounters will be like, but there have been a few interesting tidbits—apparently there will be four difficulty levels on this one: a normal and heroic 10-man, and a normal and heroic 25-man. They're unlocking one encounter at a time, one per week, Sunwell-style. They're ALSO creating a system (which has already generated some controversy) which limits the number of attempts you get on each boss per raid lockout, and increases the quality of rewards based on how many "tries" you have left when you down him.
Add in a new 5-man dungeon that rewards
s, and new Alliance-only and Horde-only skins for gear, and this one sounds ESPECIALLY interesting. The blue post is after the break!
Blizzard Introduces Ulduar Bosstiary
2009/06/06 at 7:00 PM
Usually I try not to post blogs that fall under the "News" category, because I feel they are more of admins' duty than mine. So unless I am specifically asked to post something, I read the news and leave somebody else to post them. As simple as that.
This time however, I could not just stand aside and watch. I had to post this, not only because it is related to Lore (which I love with all of my heart), but is also related to Ulduar, which I have grown to love as my own child. Blizzard have finally released a modified version of a bestiary - a
! It has a tiny bit of information about every Ulduar boss (and I expect to see more bosses coming soon), it has nice screenshots, and is all nice and beautiful. But don't let me waste any more of your time, see Blizzard's announcement for yourself!
Val'anyr, Hammer of the Ancients Kings
2009/04/25 at 3:30 PM
A little while ago we gave you a blog about the new
Legendary Healing Mace
. Now we feel ready to give you something more - the actual
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
As we feed on dataz, you will be fed on information. Here is what we know about the Hammer of the Ancient Kings:
Val'anyr is only usable by healing classes - druid, paladin, priest, shaman. No hunter loot!
You need 30
Fragment of Val'anyr
to start its short quest chain.
Fragments of Val'anyr have a chance to drop off all the bosses in
Heroic difficulty only
. This means you can only obtain the Hammer from Ulduar-25.
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
, the final quest, you will be given an item called Shattered Pieces of Val'anyr. You will need to
's mouth while he is casting
. You also need to fight and defeat Yogg-Saron with 3 or fewer Watchers assisting you.
Obtaining the Hammer of the Ancients Kings awards not only the legendary item, but the feat of strength [url=/?achieve
Ulduar Bosses (Part I)
2009/04/14 at 6:53 PM
Hello, there, eager and not-so-eager raiders and readers!
Patch 3.1 is upon us! And with it, I feel confident enough to present to you something new. For the first time in Wowhead's history, we have boss information and strategies, fresh from the PTR, as soon as the patch hits the Live realms!
Without further ado, I give you
, updated with articles for three quarters of the bosses we have
It's Big Patch Day!
2009/04/14 at 1:39 PM
So today is the big day! Patch 3.1 is upon us, and it's time to plumb the depths of Ulduar!
So while you're waiting for the servers to come back up, be sure to check our coverage of the new patch:
Release Patch Notes
on the subject
And check back on the blog—we might have an update of our
to announce today...just a little one. :)
Legendary Healing Mace Info on MMO-Champion
2009/04/08 at 1:36 PM
has put together a very detailed information page on the new healing legendary:
Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings
Unfortunately, we don't yet have the stats—but he's consolidated all the info we
have about the questline, about the hammer itself, and about what you need to do to get it—even a video showing the weapon animations. Go check out the information
Raider Apprentice - Addons
2009/03/27 at 4:15 PM
You ever found desktop so full of icons that you almost need to use a search engine to find the folder you need? Or your desk/working place literally hidden by mountains of papers, hole-punchers, sticky notes, staplers, folders, binders, pens and other office tools? Well, things like that can happen in WoW too, and I am an unfortunate victim of Addon addiction.
Tier 8 Bonuses and Other Goodies
2009/03/19 at 2:20 PM
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the moment we have all been waiting for! The Tier8 armor sets for all the classes are no longer mystery. We now know how the sets look like, how they are named, but more importantly - what bonuses they give us!
Turtlenecks Are In This Year
for a video and some information about the way the sets look!
But before we move to the sets, there is a little teaser I would like to toss in here. Remember how at the end of each Arena Season the top teams were rewarded a Nether Drake mount with 310% bonus speed? Well, the reward for the next Arena Season is going to be a
Deadly Gladiator's Frostwyrm
3.1 Patch Notes!
2009/02/24 at 2:31 AM
on the PTRs!
We have a very special
page all prettied up with links, colors and tooltips, just for you! Check it out here:
This one has got some ESPECIALLY interesting changes. Not only do we have a brand new Gear Planner tool, we see the long-awaited implementation of the Dual Spec feature. There are also apparently some tweaks to the quest tracking system I'm interested to see—and mounts (or at least non-flying mounts) no longer vanish when they get wet!
Combine all of this with the class specific changes (Trap Launchers, anyone?) and I think we've got a hell of a patch coming up. Comments, questions, and thoughts are welcome!
PS: We are working round the clock to get all the new items and data up on the site for your perusal. Your new talent calculators should be ready shortly!
Official Blizzard Update: BlizzCon, Ulduar, and more
2009/02/18 at 9:40 PM
Once again, our friends at Blizzard have sent us a little note asking us to mention a few of their big announcements this week...and boy, there have been some big ones.
We have three different big announcements this week:
BlizzCon 2009 has been announced, and tickets will be available soon!
The 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament is now open for registration!
The Ulduar sneak peek we linked
is now up on the US site!
Check after the break for the official Blizzard announcements. :)
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