Archimonde

Patch 7.3 voice files reveal story spoilers and more Guys, this is another of those posts where I warn you that if you read — or, in this case, listen — any further, you’re going to get spoiled for patch 7.3. I just want that to be clear up front. There are spoilers here. Don’t read any further if you don’t want spoilers for...

Patch 7.3 takes us to Mac’Aree Beware: there are spoilers in this post! Argus content is progressing on the PTR and in the latest patch 7.3 build we finally get to visit Mac’Aree. Before now, the city had only been mentioned in WoW by an NPC in the Draenei starting area, who lamented how long it had been since the Draenei left. Wowhead...




Know Your Lore: The Flight From Argus There were once a people called the Eredar, a people with unparalleled mastery of the arcane. Gifted, intelligent, physically powerful, they created a near utopia on the planet Argus. Over twenty five thousand years ago, they ceased to exist. In their place were two divided factions. Most of the Eredar became Man’ari, the “Unnatural Ones”...

Know Your Lore: The Fall of Argus, part two Last week we talked about the distant past, when the former Mage Thal’kiel of Argus attempted to destroy the Duumvirate that ruled his people, the Eredar, and rule as a tyrant. As a Warlock, Thal’kiel became known as the first of the Man’ari, a word that meant ‘unnatural ones’ in the Eredar language. But thanks...

Know Your Lore: The Fall of Argus, Part 1 The homeworld of the Eredar. The birthplace of Velen and the Draenei. The seat of the Burning Legion. A world on the border between the Twisting Nether and the Great Dark Beyond. Argus is, was, and will be one of the most pivotal worlds in existence. The heart of the Burning Legion’s portal network, the...

Hunter Shoot solos Mythic Archimonde Color us impressed: expert soloer Shoot managed to kill Mythic Archimonde all on his own. (Or at least almost on his own. As a Hunter, he did have pets to help out as well as the usual assortment of NPCs that show up for the fight.) So how is this possible? A heck of a...




What comes after Argus? Seriously, if Argus is patch 7.3, what’s next? I know we’re not even half way through Legion yet, but I’m not specifically trying to suss out the next expansion so much as I’m just wondering at the scale of this one. If the Tomb of Sargeras is patch 7.2, what does that mean for 7.3’s...

Breakfast Topic: The end boss of Legion Sometimes we know exactly who the end boss of an expansion will be — like The Lich King or Deathwing — and sometimes we don’t — like Kil’jaeden in The Burning Crusade or Archimonde in Warlords of Draenor. Note that this post contains a spoiler for who we’ll see in Legion raids and the comments are...



Lightsworn: Acquiring iconic Paladin transmog Hey, Blizzard Watch, it’s hammer time! The new Wardrobe system was my favorite part of the Legion pre-patch. It has provided me with bag space, oh glorious bag space. I went from having maybe 4 or 5 slots free to having dozens of slots free. To put the new tool and all those free slots...

Know Your Lore: Jarod Shadowsong and the War of the Ancients Sometimes, greatness is revealed in hesitation. Jarod Shadowsong never sought to be a leader. Younger brother to Maiev Shadowsong, Jarod grew to adulthood during the period just before the War of the Ancients, and while his sister was a powerful and ambitious priestess of Elune (and in line to become High Priestess) Jarod was a...

Archimonde casts Nether Tear
The Queue: In the bleak midwinter

As I write this it’s been well above freezing for days, and nearly all the snow has melted. I’m not fooled — it’s winter in Canada, it’s going to come roaring back and dump frozen water all over us, that’s what it does. But it’s still bizarre to be in shirtsleeves weather in January. (Yes, slightly above freezing is shirtsleeves weather in Alberta.)

Time, my friends.

Here’s the Queue. Let’s talk about Blizzard games. There may be spoilers for Legion in this one. If there are, I’ll make sure to mention them in the question/answer part so you can skip them.


Legendary ring upgrades now available to purchase with Valor Points It looks like Blizzard had a leftover present they forgot to give players during Winter Veil. Previously only available as a drop from Normal or higher-difficulty Archimonde kills, Crystallized Fel can now be purchased for 1,250 Valor. This item can be used to upgrade players’ legendary rings by 3 item levels per use. Originally, this...

shadow priest at raid entrance
Officers’ Quarters: Dealing with a shady raider In the lull between expansions, raiding guilds want to keep as many active players as they can. But sometimes, with specific players, you need to rethink that strategy. This week, a guild leader wonders whether he was right to bench a member of the raid team who was underperforming, but their performance isn’t the only issue… Wow. I would say this...

A meditating mistweaver
Officers’ Quarters: Benched by your guild Archimonde is the final hurdle for raiding guilds in Warlords of Draenor, and he is an appropriately daunting challenge. Some guilds trying to down him for the first time can be ruthless as they try to get that guild-first clear of Hellfire Citadel. This week, a Mistweaver Monk gets benched for Archimonde — and wonders whether it’s time...

How to reach ilvl 710 to get your #FriendshipMoose You’ve probably heard about #FriendshipMoose (see FriendshipMoose.com, AKA the best domain name ever, for full details). If you haven’t, it’s a group gathering players from across World of Warcraft to gear up for and run Heroic Archimonde in order to get their own Grove Warden mount. However, to tackle Archimonde — runs which, for most factions and regions, will...

#FriendshipMoose has grown and is now open to all factions When we first reported on #FriendshipMoose, a community initiative to help players get their own Grove Warden moose mount from Heroic Archimonde in patch 6.2.3 (launching today), it was a one-person endeavor. However, in the past day #FriendshipMoose has leveled up, launching its own website and growing well beyond its original intentions of organizing North...