in Eurem Browser.
Strategist: Ignis the Furnace Master
Hello, folks! My name is
not important. What is important is that I have finally put together an Ignis guide. Many of you probably have the old giant on farm, but for those who don't - and the future generations - here it is!
Ignis the Furnace Master
is fire giant, located in Ulduar. It is unknown whether he was there originally, or if he was brought by
(although I prefer the former), but one thing is certain - he works for
just as much as Loken did. He is the one who crafted Razorscale's metal armor, and the one who created Kologarn, literally from a chunk of stone. You can find him in his Colossal Forge, on the opposite side of Razorscale.
Not intended to make fun of Dorkins. I love the opening :)
22.07.2009 um 01:00
Druid Q&A Follow-up
did raise points interesting enough for Bornakk to answer a few additional questions. I am not a very active druid player, but one of the things he said looks very interesting to me:
Please continue to
Any chance I am not going to see any "
"s here? :P
As usually, you can find the full content of the Q&A at the following link, or after the break!
21.07.2009 um 18:58
Goblins and Worgen
: New set of masks was released in Build 10128 - MMO-Champion was quick to capture them again
I know many of you use
for news, quick references, and other goodies. I do too. And, chances are, you have noticed (or will soon notice), a pretty bold title on the front page:
Goblins and Worgens are the new races of the Expansion
. I know threads about it will start popping like
. So I thought I'd make a blog about it and keep the comments in one place. I am so handy!
If you haven't read
's justification on the "new races" (it is by no means confirmed by Blizzard), read on after the break!
17.07.2009 um 17:50
Druid Q&A with Ghostcrawler
Aaaand, another Q&A was released. Yes, that was yesterday, but we will still bring the news, even if they are not fresh from the oven. I was only moderately satisfied with the Paladin one, since it didn't really say anything about Protection that I didn't already know... But since the next alt I level is going to be
(yes, he is horrible), I am a bit excited to see what GC has to say about Druids. Are you too? Follow the link (it has some really nice art) or keep reading after the break then!
15.07.2009 um 12:59
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
13.07.2009 um 16:33
Strategist: Flame Leviathan
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
27.06.2009 um 13:39
Shaman Changes in 3.2
Class mount spells changes...check!
Class changes...class changes...loading...check now!
That's right, Call of the Crusade is getting juicier and juicier! Must be because of the word "crusade" in it...crusade -- paladins -- awesomeness! Hmm...
Anyway, it looks like the Shamans are getting some love now. I myself have a shaman, and one of the most annoying things in the world (you can all confirm that) is dropping totems, pulling them back, dropping again, making sure none of them is dead, and if there is one, drop it again... It's a pain, brothers and sisters! Well, Blizzard has heard our cries of pain, and is about to make our lives a whole lot easier -- the
awaits us in 3.2, along with spells like
Call of Fire
drops all of our totems at once
, Totemic Call being renamed to
Call of Earth
; and two more,
Call of Air
Call of Water
, which work like the Fire one, just using different presets of totems.
For details and healing juiciness -- read on!
17.06.2009 um 20:35
Profession Changes (Buffs) in 3.2
Looks like Patch 3.2,
Call of the Crusade
, will a patch that brings joy and happiness to many, if not all of us. After the
Argent Tournament Changes
, now we get Profession Changes! Long story short, all of the professions are being buffed.
On a slightly side note, a lot of information starts to leak. Something like this happened about...I believe 2 months before
The Secrets of Ulduar
was released. Do you think we can expect 3.2 around the end of the summer?
17.06.2009 um 00:26
Argent Tournament Changes in 3.2
Update - Check the second quote panel.
Content patch 3.1 brought us not only Ulduar and its secrets, but the Argent Tournament as well - a place where brave heroes of both the Alliance and the Horde fought and still fight for recognition from the Argent Crusade. But more important than any of that (for many players) were the nice rewards - weapons on par with Heroic loot, mounts, pets, tabards, banners... and in the upcoming patch,
! New seal-rewarding dailies, new mounts, pets, tabards, heirloom items, and even a (costly) upgrade for your squire! In exchange of 150 Seals, your loyal follower will be able to serve as bank, mailbox or vendor!
Read on, and find out about the other changes in the preview!
16.06.2009 um 15:49
Isle of Conquest Preview
Alterac Valley, Arathi Basin, Eye of the Storm, Strand of the Ancients, Warsong Gulch...and soon the
Isle of Conquest
Blizzard have finally released some info about their new battleground, to be launched in the next major content patch - 3.2, Call of the Crusade. Apparently the events from the Wrathgate, Undercity, the Broken Front, and a few other locations of conflict have led to something very close to all-out war between the Alliance and the Horde. Even places of no clear significance have become contested zones, certain areas of which are literally ravaged by war! One such place will be the Isle of Conquest, a small island somewhere in the Frozen Sea.
But enough fluffy-talk! Take a look at the entire article, following the link below...
...or simply continue reading to see it here!
12.06.2009 um 14:56
Traveling Changes in 3.2
EDIT: More changes, this time class-related!
will be trainable at
(as opposed to 20 or 30 right now).
Thalassisches Schlachtross beschwören
(as opposed to 30 now).
Thalassisches Streitross beschwören
(as opposed to 60 now).
, and its speed will be raised to
(as opposed to level 68 and 60% now)
Here is the original post:
Leveling players, rejoice! Zarhym not only presented us with a mount system
, but with new traveling routes as well!
The first change was announced a little while ago - new zeppelin connecting
. Now it was just confirmed to be a change in Patch 3.2.
But the second change is an entirely new stor
11.06.2009 um 14:20
Blizzard Introduces Ulduar Bosstiary
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!
06.06.2009 um 19:00
Firefox Persona for Wowhead
Unlike most of my blogs, this one is going to be very short, for all I bring after almost a week of no Internet, is just news about something little I created.
If you use Firefox, you might have noticed that recently a new feature was released -
. Personas are like small skins for your Firefox browser - they only change the header (the area where all the buttons are, along with the search and address bars) and footer (the little area on the very bottom of your Mozilla). You only need to
Download + Install
the plug-in, and then you are free to use any Persona from the
by simply clicking on it. No restart, no installation needed.
Well, now that I have familiarized you with this feature, here is the news - I have made a little (and very simple!) Persona for Wowhead.
28.05.2009 um 12:26
MMOUI - Minion in Beta
A few weeks ago
announced a project called MMOUI Minion. The Minion was to be a small and light program that keeps track on your addons, updates them, allows you to download new ones, and pretty much makes your life easier. For more details, check
Now the beta version of the Minion is out! Continue reading to see what
and the team have to say.
27.05.2009 um 17:35
Naxxramas in Spanish
It has been long due, but our Spanish speaking friends can finally rejoice! Wowhead has updated all of Naxxramas' boss articles, and you can now browse your favorite website in your favorite language (assuming your favorite language is Spanish).
Check them out over at our
12.05.2009 um 15:56
'Warcraft' Helps Swine Flu Researchers
Some of you might remember the
pandemic from a few years back, when
became the Number 1 cause of death throughout the entire World of Warcraft.
Some of you (mostly those living in the Americas I guess) might be thinking about the recent
H1N1 outbreak, which is still a reason for a lot of worries among most families in not only the Americas, but other continents as well.
But have you even imagined that the two events may not only be similar in character, but that the players' behaviour during Hakkar's madness could be used by U.S. Department of Homeland Security? Well, it's not only possible, but it's happening!
Read on to find out what
08.05.2009 um 12:22
Argent Tournament Guide
Update: Patch 3.1.2 introduced new mounts and reduced costs for existing mounts! See the
section for more details!
The cold winds of the north blow over the frigid icy glaciers of
. The sun barely reaches the frozen lands with its rays. The Lich King gathers his power, his Scourge minions planting destruction everywhere. Bloodthirsty Vrykul shout promises to eviscerate adventurers too foolish to enter their lands. Yet, in the northernmost corner of the great glacier, something defies the self-proclaimed true king's threats. Workers' sweat flows like rivers, as hired hands build a Coliseum. Mounts scream in pain or triumph as their riders - men and women representing all the peoples of Azeroth - fight to prove their worthiness to members of the
and their own war factions.
Despite the imminent danger of the Lich King, despite the hatred between King Varian and Garosh Hellscream, and despite the weather for which "harsh" would be a soft word, the heroes of Azeroth battle to determine who will f
25.04.2009 um 20:30
Val'anyr, Hammer of the Ancients Kings
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 der Uralten Könige
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 von 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 der Uralten Könige
, 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
25.04.2009 um 15:30
Ulduar Bosses (Part I)
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
14.04.2009 um 18:53
Let's do a quick time travel. Let's travel back to the hot summer and autumn months when Blizzard first started feeding us on Wrath of the Lich King news. News around the Vrykul and the Kvasir were one of the most commented topics, and the general opinion was "I love it, we are finally getting vikings in WoW!". I guess some people never liked it, but I have been a long-time fan of vikings, Norse gods and mythology, and the like. So seeing how much Northrend was influenced by the Nordic cultures and traditions made me one really happy panda. But it wasn't until a little over a month ago that I realize how much Nordic stuff is there actually in WoW.
With the upcoming release of Ulduar, we get even more references to the aforementioned cultures. I think it is about time I share my findings with you. I am not going to cover the different references in a great detail; just enough so you understand what is in the core of the idea. If you know more than what I have written, or if you have something interesting to share - fire at will, I think a lot of us here love learning new cool stuff!
So, shall we dwell in the frozen secrets of Nordic Northren
06.04.2009 um 16:17