Burning Legion

Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: Cycle of the Naaru In the beginning of everything, there was only the Light. It was a sea of living energy, filled with the potential of life. But as that sea expanded, pockets of nothingness began to form. This was the Void — and as it grew, it began to move against the Light. Eventually, the two forces clashed...

Know Your Lore: Gift of the Naaru The concept of destiny is a powerful thing in World of Warcraft. It’s a big, weighty word — one that has written the fates of both heroes and villains in lore. It was destiny that Arthas would eventually fall to corruption and become the Lich King. It was prophesized that Jaina Proudmoore would eventually lead...




Patch 7.3’s Invasion Points bring the fight against the Legion to many worlds There’s a lot of content coming with patch 7.3’s Shadows of Argus storyline. One new way to get loot and fight a greater challenge than farming World Quests is the new Invasion Point system we can unlock in week two of the patch. Blizzard set up a preview so players can figure out just what this...

Know Your Lore: Who killed Chromie? One of the weirder little mysteries from patch 7.2.5 was the Deaths of Chromie scenario. Not because of the scenario itself — a wild tangle of twisting timelines and a race to prevent Chromie’s inevitable demise. No, the bigger mystery is the question of who, exactly, was trying to kill the Bronze Dragon. It’s a...

Know Your Lore: Velen and Kil’jaeden The Eredar were a race of highly skilled masters of magic, renowned for their skills throughout the Great Dark Beyond. They built an entire advanced, shining civilization and lived peaceful lives…until the leader of the Burning Legion came.

Know Your Lore: Sargeras What goes through the mind of a creature so cosmically powerful that entire worlds are viewed as dust motes, their inhabitants mere specks in the vast expanse of the universe? And what happens when that being decides it’s time to clean house?




Know Your Lore: Demons and the Fel Where Light and Void clash, chaos is born: the chaos of the Twisting Nether, birthplace of the Fel. This magic was literally birthed by annihilation when Light and Shadow came into terrible contact with one another. Fel magic is of entropy, of destruction, of the utter destruction of that which makes life possible. Void magic...

Know Your Lore: What comes next? One of the questions I hear a lot is: After we deal with the Legion, what threat could possibly be next? It’s a question I’ve asked myself a few times. There are some obvious answers, of course, but one of the trends I’m seeing in Legion is that we’re being our usual short sighted selves...



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...

Are the Burning Legion a monochromatic enemy? Is it just us, or is the Broken Shore kind of same-y? I don’t mean the quests or what have you so much as I mean the appearance of the place — kind of a mix of black and green everywhere, with big jagged rocks infested with demons and big green/black towers studding the place....

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Role Play: Plot points in Legion so far Roleplaying over the course of an expansion can take a few different forms. When a new expansion hits, any information surrounding that expansion becomes a focus of roleplay for many players. But what about when we’re in the middle of an expansion and the story is evolving? Sure, some roleplayers prefer to ignore expansion events...

Know Your Lore: The “Gift” of Flesh For an expansion about the rising threat of demonic hordes, Legion has spent a lot of time focusing on other dangers. Dangers like the corruption of the Emerald Dream, and strange whispers from agents of the Old Gods. Between ominous discussions with talking Artifact weapons and the horrors of the Emerald Nightmare, it’s become clear...

Would you accept a complete departure in WoW? Warlords of Draenor had several problems — a lack of endgame content, a truncated storyline and a dearth of development where more than a year passed between the Hellfire raid and the next patch. This all left players feeling bored and unhappy. There was also a severe feeling of U-Turn with the Iron Horde suddenly...

Know Your Lore, TFH Edition: Of Light and Void Legion may propose to be focused on the threat of the Burning Legion, but there are darker portents to be found, if one listens carefully. We’ve already discussed the whispers of Il’gynoth in the Emerald Nightmare raid – but there are others as well. Shadow Priests have one of the most fascinating Artifact weapons this...

Does WoW need to take a breath? Let’s face it, Azeroth has never been a safe place. But since Wrath of the Lich King it’s reeled from one disaster to the next like an out of control bumper car in a classy antique shop. The Scourge and the Lich King were defeated, only for Deathwing to rise and threaten the entire world....

Know Your Lore: What we don’t know yet about Legion We’re well into patch 7.1 and 7.1.5 will be coming soon, along with the Nighthold raid which will reveal the final fate of Illidan Stormrage. As of right now, though, all we have is a cinematic that is chock full of spoilers to go on and no idea what happens after that. I’m not going...