PTR 3.3 – Scourgelord Tyrannus Video

Scourgelord Tyrannus is the last boss in the Icecrown Citadel: Pit of Saron dungeon, the east-wing.  He’s a Vrykul Death Knight who watches the Pit of Saron mining-operations and guards the gates to the Halls of Reflection.

Technically, it is a tank and spank fight.  Scourgelord Tyrannus will dismount his frostwyrm Rimefang, and melee the tank.  He has an arsenal of abilities that need to be constantly monitored.  First thing, all spellcasters and range DPS—yea, you healer and hunter, need to get the heck out of the mouth of the cave.  All the freed slaves will fight the bunch of undead that is coming up the cave. You will aggro them if you don’t move quick.

One player will get a debuff named Overlord’s Brand for 5 sec. During that time, that player shouldn’t cast any DPS or healing spells, because it will do damage to the tank or heal Tyrannus. Watch the messages onscreen to run away from icy clouds. These clouds slow your movement by 70% and while you stand on them you get a lot of damage over time. That’s what may kill players aside from the Hoarfrost bolt shot by Rimefang.

After killing Scourgelord Tyrannus, we get to see Sindragosa for the first time in all its glory, and if what happens next is any indication of what the fight with her will look like in the 25-man raid, it is a reason to worry. You will see in the video what I mean.  Lady Jaina Proudmoore will teleport you out of harm’s way. Curiously, doing this as a Horde player, Lady Sylvanas also teleports you away to the mouth of the cave … kinda strange. When did she learn mass-recall (teleport)?

Watch the video after the break.

SCOURGELORD TYRANNUS

  • Melee Swing: 2431 – 7023 Physical
  • Forceful Smash: 9134 – 9252 Physical damage
  • Unholy Power: A message appears onscreen: “Scourgelord Tyrannus roars and swells with dark might.”
  • Mark of Rimefang: It is a mark cast on a random player. The debuff lats 5 sec. You will see onscreen: “The frostwyrm Rimefang gazes at you and readies and icy attack.” Rimefang will begin to cast Hoarfrost.
  • Overlord’s Brand: Damage dealt also hurts Tyrannus’s target Healing done also heals Tyrannus. Lasts 6 sec.  This debuff marks a specific player who needs to stop dps and heals while this debuff is active.

RIMEFANG

  • Hoarfrost: It is an icy breath that hits by 5679 – 5834 Frost damage.  If you are standing on Icy Blast (a white cloud on the ground) when this is cast on you, you will be trapped in an ice block for 5 sec.
  • Icy Blast: Hits a single target for 2330 – 5296 Frost damage.  Movement speed reduced by 75%. Suffering 2313 – 2687 Frost damage per sec while you remain on top of the icy cloud on the ground.

QUOTES

  • Rimefang, destroy this fool!

LORE DIALOGUE

ALLIANCE

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Persistant whelps!  You will not reach the entrance of my lord’s lair!  Soldiers, destroy them!

(After the gauntlet run, entering the cave triggers a series of seismic movements on the cave that cause the ceiling to drop icy chunks down)

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Rimefang, trap them within the tunnel!  BURY THEM ALIVE!

[Walking past the cave tunnel, you arrive to the platform where Scourgelord Tyrannus awaits.  It’s a trap. Behind you the scourge ambushes the freed slaves that defend the perimeter while you take care of the boss)

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Alas, brave, brave adventurers, your meddling has reached its end.  Do you hear the clatter of bone and steel coming up the tunnel behind you?  That is the sound of your impending demise.  Ha. such an amusing gesture from the rabble.  When I have finished with you, my master’s blade will feast upon your souls. Die.

Martin Victus: Brave champions, we owe you our lives, our freedom … Though it be a tiny gesture in the face of this enormous debt, I pledge that from the day forth, all will know of your deeds, and the blazing path of light you cut through the shadow of this dark citadel.

This day will stand as a testament not only to your valor, but to the fact that no foe, not even the Lich King himself, can stand when Alliance and Horde set aside their differences and—-

Lady Jaina Proudmoore: Heroes, to me!

(Lady Jaina Proudmoore teleports everyone to the mouth of the cave behind.  Sindragosa, Queen of the Frostbrood casts Frost bomb on the ground. Martin Victus and many of the freed slaves fighting with you die. A few survive and sob contemplating the dead and the dramatic experience.)

Lady Jaina Proudmoore: The Frost Queen is gone. We must keep moving – our objective is near.

[Lady Jaina Proudmoore walks toward the gates of the Halls of Reflection and teleports behind the gate]

HORDE

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Persistant whelps!  You will not reach the entrance of my lord’s lair!  Soldiers, destroy them!

(After the gauntlet run, entering the cave triggers a series of seismic movements on the cave that cause the ceiling to drop icy chunks down)

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Rimefang, trap them within the tunnel!  BURY THEM ALIVE!

[Walking past the cave tunnel, you arrive to the platform where Scourgelord Tyrannus awaits.  It’s a trap. Behind you the scourge ambushes the freed slaves that defend the perimeter while you take care of the boss)

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Alas, brave, brave adventurers, your meddling has reached its end.  Do you hear the clatter of bone and steel coming up the tunnel behind you?  That is the sound of your impending demise.  Ha. such an amusing gesture from the rabble.  When I have finished with you, my master’s blade will feast upon your souls. Die.

Gorkun Ironskull: Brave champions, we owe you our lives, our freedom … Though it be a tiny gesture in the face of this enormous debt, I pledge that from this day forth, all will know of your deeds, and the blazing path of light you cut through the shadow of this dark citadel.

This day will stand as a testament not only to your valor, but to the fact that no foe, not even the Lich King himself, can stand when Alliance and Horde set aside their differences and—-

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: Take cover behind me!  Quickly!

(Lady Sylvanas Windrunner teleports everyone to the mouth of the cave behind.  Sindragosa, Queen of the Frostbrood casts Frost bomb on the ground. Gorkun Ironskull and many of the freed slaves fighting with you die. A few survive and sob contemplating the dead and the dramatic experience.)

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: I thought he’d never shut up.  Alas, Sindragosa silenced that long-winded fool.  To the Halls of Reflection, champions!  Our objective is near … I can sense it.

[Lady Sylvanas Windrunner walks toward the gates of the Halls of Reflection and teleports behind the gate]

PTR 3.3 – Ick and Krick Boss Video

Ick and Krick are the second boss encounter within the Pit of Saron, the east-wing of the Icecrown Citadel dungeon. Krick is a leper gnome mounting Ick, a undead plague-eruptor orc.

This event has two possible attack setups. There is a chance that the next time you fight him, he will have a different special attack setup. One of these:

  • Pursuit Confusion
  • Explosive Barrage

The boss event lasts approximately 1:20 minutes depending on the group’s gear level and overall DPS.  The Pursuit Confusion works like Little Red Hood in Karazhan. Ick will choose one target that immediately gets a flashing red bullseye mark on the chest area. That person needs to run away for 10 seconds.

In the video, I don’t run on purpose to show you exactly what happens if you don’t run. Ick’s melee swing hit me three times for 6713 – 10967 Physical damage.  His melee swing hits triple the normal damage to the person that has the Pursuit debuff.

The other special attack is named Explosive Barrage.  Basically you will see the leper gnome casting purple rays at everyone in the group. Below you three or more arcane orbs start growing. This is a sign that you must run away and stay clear as fast as you can from all these orbs.

In the normal-mode each arcane orb deals 3000 Arcane damage. In Heroic-mode, they do 6000 Arcane damage.  If you get hit by three arcane orbs that’s a massive 18,000 damage. Be careful.

After Ick dies, a little RPG plays out with Krick begging for his life.  Lady Jaina Proudmoore (Alliance) or Lady Sylvanas Windrunner (Horde) will appear to reply.  There is a big secret he reveals partially.  Arthas doesn’t always carry Frostmourne with him, as everyone thought.

Arthas has a secret.  For some reason, he keeps Frostmourne in the Hall of Reflection.

Read the boss abilities and HD video after the break.

BOSS ABILITIES

KRICK

Melee Swing: 2691 – 3528 Physical

Pustulant Flesh: It is a poison debuff that causes 1663 – 4852 Nature damage every 5 sec. Lasts 8 sec.

Explosive Barrage: Krick will cast this ability randomly. Purple rays touch every player for a few seconds. At least three purple arcane orbs spawns beneath you. You must run away from the orbs. The Exploding Orb’s Arcane Overload hits for 2100 – 3000 Arcane damage each. Many of these explode around players, thus it may kill a player already low in health. Be alert, once the orbs explode, more keep spawning for as long as Krick continues channeling his purple rays at you.

Toxic Waste: Krick throws a pool of green acid on the ground. Players standing on it are hit by 1678 – 3727 Nature Damage per tick for as long as they remain on the toxic waste area. Deals Nature damage every 2 sec. Move away from them, and you are fine.

ICK

Melee Swing: 2520 – 3090 Physical damage to tank. For non-tanks it hits by 4300 – 8102 Physical damage.

Poison Nova: This AOE causes 8400 – 12800 Nature damage to everyone in melee range. Players are affected by a debuff that causes 1258-1500 Nature damage per tick for 8 sec.

Mighty Kick: 2332 – 2543 Physical damage

Pursuit Confusion: It’s a debuff that lasts 10 sec. Ick starts chasing a single random player. If Ick reaches the player, he will melee swing for 6713 – 10967. (think of Little Red Hood in Karazhan’s Opera Hall)

LORE DIALOGUES

HORDE
Krick: Wait!  Stop! Don’t kill me, please!  I’ll tell you everything!

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: Why should the Banshee Queen spare your miserable life?

Krick: What you seek is in the master’s lair, but you must destroy Tyrannus to gain entry.  Within the Halls of Reflection you will find Frostmourne.  It … it holds the truth.

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: Frostmourne? The Lich King is never without his blade. If you are lying to me …

Krick: I swear it is true!  Please, don’t kill me!!

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Worthless gnat!  Death is all that awaits you!

Krick: Urg … no!

[Scourgelord Tyrannus casts strangulate on Krick, and finishes him off with Necromantic Power]

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Do not think that I shall permit you entry into my master’s sanctum so easily.  Pursue me if you dare.

[Scourgelord Tyrannus flies away on his frostwyrm]

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner: A fitting end for a traitor.  Come, we must free the slaves and see what is within the Lich King’s chamber for ourselves.

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Your pursuit shall be in vain, intruders, for the Lich King has placed an army of undead at my command!  Behold!

ALLIANCE

Krick: Wait!  Stop! Don’t kill me, please!  I’ll tell you everything!

Lady Jaina Proudmoore: I’m not so naive to believe your appeal for clemency, but I will listen.

Krick: What you seek is in the master’s lair, but you must destroy Tyrannus to gain entry.  Within the Halls of Reflection you will find Frostmourne.  It … it holds the truth.

Lady Jaina Proudmoore: Frostmourne lies unguarded?  Impossible!

Krick: I swear it is true!  Please, don’t kill me!!

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Worthless gnat!  Death is all that awaits you!

Krick: Urg … no!

[Scourgelord Tyrannus casts strangulate on Krick, and finishes him off with Necromantic Power]

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Do not think that I shall permit you entry into my master’s sanctum so easily.  Pursue me if you dare.

[Scourgelord Tyrannus flies away on his frostwyrm]

Lady Jaina Proudmoore: What a cruel end.  Come, heroes.  We must see if the gnome’s story is true. If we can separate Arthas from Frostmourne, we might have a chance at stopping him.

Scourgelord Tyrannus: Your pursuit shall be in vain, intruders, for the Lich King has placed an army of undead at my command!  Behold![/

BOSS QUOTES

  • Enough moving around! Hold still while I blow them all up!
  • Quickly!  Poison them all while they’re still close!
  • No, that one!  That one! Get that one!

Make sure to click the zoom in button and the HD button before playing the video. The red combat text will be read better in high quality.

PTR 3.3 – Forgemaster Garfrost Video

This video was taken during a normal 5-man run. It is the second dungeon in the Icecrown Citadel progression. You unlock access to The Pit of Saron after finishing the Forge of Souls dungeon. Your first boss is Forgemaster Garfrost, a massive undead frost giant with a different set of abilities than other similar bosses.

Something you should know before attacking anything in this area, so it doesn’t catch you by surprise, once you hit or taunt a Wrathbone Siegesmith, Forgemaster Garfrost will aggro no matter how far he may be.

Forgemaster Garfrost carries several saronite rocks on his back wrapped on a net-bag.  Those aren’t there for window-show, he literally uses them. You will see onscreen the following message:

“Forgemaster Garfrost hurls a massive saronite boulder at you!”

By all means, if you are a healer you should watch this message and move.  It packs a knockback pushing you away around 20 yards. At times, he will stun you with Thundering Stomp, which is an unavoidable aoe stun to the whole party.

Additionally, this interesting boss has a new mechanic not seen before in any boss. The giant saronite boulders will cut off your line of sight once they are laying on the ground, forcing you to move around to restore your line of sight. Blocked line of sight is bad. You can’t cast heals to targets that are between you and the saronite boulder. It is an easy and fun event, but in Heroic mode, you should definitely beware these boulders.

From time to time, he will yell” Garfrost tired of puny mortals. Now your bones will freeze! Forgemaster Garfrost will leap away toward his forge to temper his sword with Forge Frozen Blade.  Its tip will flash white.  His melee damage will increase triple its normal damage (1500 x 3 ). And he will cast Deep Freeze (debuff) at a single target.

After 35 stacks of Permafrost, he leaps to the forge to cast Forge Frostborn Mace. Things aren’t going to get pretty. It’s a DPS race.

ABILITIES

NORMAL-MODE

  • Melee Swing: hits for 1528 up to 4553 Physical damage when he casts Forge Frozen Blade.
  • Permafrost: Frost damage taken increased by 300% and hits for approx 100 frost damage per stack every two sec. Magic school.  This is a 80 yard aoe frost nova aura that pulses nonstop every two seconds until Forgemaster Garfrost dies. It can be removed by hiding behind the saronite boulders on the ground. They cause line of sight.
  • Throw Saronite: Hurls a Saronite Boulder at a single target causing 3500 Physical damage.
  • Deep Freeze: Affects a single target. It causes 8000 Frost damage after 10 sec.
  • Chilling Wave: It is cast at a single target, usually the tank. It does approx 8000 frost damage.
  • Thundering Stomp: AOE stun hits the whole group in an 80 yards radius. Stuns for 2 sec.

HEROIC-MODE

There isn’t much of a difference in Heroic-mode except his melee swing seems to do more damage, and probably hurls saronite boulders more often.  Of course, the event hasn’t been tweaked much until next PTR push. Therefore, expects changes on this heroic-mode dungeon once it is tuned up a few notches. We will update once those changes are done.

ABILITIES

  • Melee Swing: Hits for 2791 – 6125 Physical damage.
  • Permafrost: An aura that causes 100 Frost damage per stack every 2 sec and stacks a debuff until Forgemaster Garfrost dies. In Heroic mode, try to remove the stacks when you reach 15 stacks by hiding behind a saronite boulder.  Otherwise you will get over 1600 Frost damage every 2 sec.  30 stacks cause 4200 every 2 sec.
  • Throw Saronite: Hurls a Saronite Boulder at a single target causing 3500 Physical damage.
  • Deep Freeze: Affects a single target. It causes 8000 Frost damage after 10 sec.
  • Chilling Wave: It is a one-directional giant light-blue ocean-wave targeted at a single player (usually the tank) . It inflicts 3883 – 11329 Frost damage to everyone caught by it in the direction of the original player it was cast at.
  • Thundering Stomp: Stuns all players for 2 sec.

QUOTES

  • Tiny creatures under feet, you bring Garfrost something good to eat!
  • Garfrost tired of puny mortals. Now your bones will freeze!
  • Will save for snack. For later.
  • Axe too weak. Garfrost make better and CRUSH YOU.
  • Garfrost hope giant underpants clean. Save boss great shame. For later.

When Garfrost dies, Scourgelord Tyrannus will yell the following: “Another shall take his place. You waste your time.

Martin Victus: The forgemaster is dead!  Get geared up men, we have a Scourgelord to kill.

ABILITIES

  • Permafrost: Frost damage taken increased by 300% and hits for up to 140-309 frost damage every two sec. Magic school.  This is a 80 yard aoe frost nova aura that pulses nonstop every two seconds until Forgemaster Garfrost dies.
  • Deep Freeze: Affects a single target. It causes 8000 Frost damage after 10 sec.
  • Chilling Wave: It is cast at a single target, usually the tank. It does approx 8000 frost damage.
  • Thundering Stomp: AOE stun hts the whole group in an 80 yards radius.
  • Melee Swing: hits for 1528 up to 4553 Physical damage when he casts Forge Frozen Blade.

QUOTES

  • Tiny creatures under feet, you bring Garfrost something good to eat!
  • Garfrost tired of puny mortals. Now your bones will freeze!
  • Will save for snack. For later.
  • Axe too weak. Garfrost make better and CRUSH YOU.
  • Garfrost hope giant underpants clean. Save boss great shame. For later.

When Garfrost dies, Scourgelord Tyrannus will yell the following: “Another shall take his place. You waste your time.

Martin Victus: The forgemaster is dead!  Get geared up men, we have a Scourgelord to kill.

PTR 3.3 – Kor’Kron Guards Watching Undercity

PTR 3.3 has a new change at the Apothecarium in Undercity. One would think after the events of the Wrathgate and The Battle For Undercity the Apothecary would be disbanded.  However, it hasn’t.  You will find Kor’Kron watching over the Apothecary.

This patch is also introducing a replacement for Varimathras, who will give low level quests to lvl 74-85+ players who finished Battle For Undercity and never experienced those low-level quests.  Mostly because due to phase technology they will never see Varimathras at the side of Lady Sylvanas in the Undercity throne room again.

The Kor’Kron are Thrall’s elite squadron, but their tone suspiciously kinda reminds me of Garrosh.

Master Apothecary Faranell: I assure you, overseer, the Royal Apothecary Society dearly wishes to make up for the tragic misguidance which ended so many lives.  We will cause you no trouble. We seek only to continue ouor research in peace.

Overseer Kraggosh: We’ll see about that.

(the human female trapped in a cage in the nearby room continues to sob.  Kraggosh gets angsty at the prisoner.)

Overseer Kraggosh: Get that rotten nut to shut his trap!

Kor’Koron Overseer: Shut your face, you gibbering idiot!

Overseer Kraggosh: I’ve got my eye on you, Faranell. No abominations protecting you. No secrecy.  No plotting in the dark. If you so much as spit without my permission, this place shuts down. Forcefully.

(When you talk to Overseer Kraggosh he says the following):

This pit stinks and I’m surrounded by snakes, but I’m here to do a job.

Ever since Putress pulled his stunt at the Wrath Gate, the Warchief doesn’t trust these people as far as he can throw them.  That’s why we’re here.  The Apothecaries can’t do a thing without me.

It’s interesting to visit the Apothecarium as a Forsaken Character.  You get treated different by the Kor’Kron in a similar fashion as Death Knights are when they enter a major city. Undead characters are treated as less than second citizens of the Horde now.  When you talk to any of the Kor’kron Overseers watching over the Forsaken in general, they give you directions to the Auction house, the Bank, and other stuff like the Abominations.  However, they throw a little sting at you:

I’ll tell you what you need to know, but I don’t have to like it.  We’re watching you and your kind.

What’s wrong, bonebag?  Looking for someone else?  I’m all you’ve got now, so if you want something, make it quick.

I bet you rotters thought you were pretty clever at the Wrath Gate, didn’t you?  Playtime’s over.  We’re here to make sure you don’t try anything.

When you talk to Master Apothecary Faranell he says the following:

It’s true our new … guests are limiting our work somewhat, but it is only natural to be wary when a geneocidal attempt is made.  Perhaps in time they will be convinced that Putress was an unfortunate anomaly and allow us to continue our work in peace.

If you are not an Undead Forsaken Character, the Kor’Kron will say this instead:

  • Surprised to see an orc here? Don’t be.

    The Forsaken need watching. If we’d been paying closer attention from the start, maybe the Wrath Gate wouldn’t have happened.

  • Hope you’re not looking for those abominations.  The apothecaries can’t be trusted, and that means none of their little constructs patrolling the halls.  We’re here to keep things safe.
  • Lok’tar. Don’t try anything suspicious around here. If these undead are going to be part of the Horde, they’re going to mind themselves under our watch.

PTR 3.3 – Varimathras Replacement Unveiled

Back on September 23, Kisirani left fans lost and pondering who is the mysterious “B” person that would replace Varimathras in Undercity to give quests to those lvl 60-80 players who hadn’t done the earlier quests.  With PTR 3.3 now online, the mystery has been revealed. Kor’Kron Captain Bragor Bloodfist.

Blizzard Quote:
Kisirani: A bronze whelp delivers the following note, which certainly doesn’t seem to be in Sylvanas’ hand:

Deathhorne,

You’re right. Someone has to fill the void and take care of business. I’ll take that scroll from you when I get to my post.

– B

There’s no further signature, but oddly, it seems to be dated “3.3”…

 

PTR 3.3 – The Pit of Saron Exploration Video

The Pit of Saron is the east-wing of the Icecrown Citadel dungeon.  The video below is an exploration of the pit which has plenty of trash mobs: necromancers, gargoyles, Vrykul, Iceborn Proto-drakes, skeletons, undead orcs and frostwyrms among other mobs.  The pit looks similar in size to Obsidian Sanctuary. The three bosses are: Scourgelord Tyrannus (Frostwyrm), Forgemaster Garfrost and Ick and Krick. Check out some of our screenshots here.

PTR 3.3 – Where is the Icecrown Citadel Zone In?

The PTR 3.3 is available and you head to the Icecrown Citadel to find a sealed door.  The Icecrown General Chat is plagued by the same question over and over: Where is the Icecrown Citadel Zone-in?  There is currently a Phase technology bug that we described recently. Blizzard is already checking out this bug.

Our video below shows you exactly where to find the quest that sends you to Icecrown Citadel to meet Lady Jaina Proudmoore (Alliance) or Lady Sylvanas (Horde).  You can read the quest text for both factions here. Also where to fly to find the zone in. It’s not so easy to find it if you are hopping into the PTR for first time.  Hopefully this video will help people to go straight to it.  Until Blizzard fixes the bug, I recommend creating a pre-made character via your WoW Account under the PTR section.

PTR 3.3 – Inside the Frozen Citadel Quest

Horde players should go to the Orgrim’s Hammer Gunship in the Icecrown Glacier region.  Aboard on the top level to the front-left is a new NPC named Dark Ranger Vorel.  She gives you the quest titled “Inside the Frozen Citadel”.

INSIDE THE FROZEN CITADEL

Dark Ranger Vorel: Come close quickly, I must have a word!

My queen, the Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, has uncovered a hole in the defenses of Icecrown Citadel into a place she referred to as “The Forge of Souls.” She sent word before she left for me to find fierce fighters to send her way.  I think you’ll do.

Go to her within the entrance to the forge.

Quest Objectives: Enter the Forge of Souls from the side of Icecrown Citadel and locate Lady Sylvanas Windrunner.

Alliance players should go to The Skybreaker Gunship in Icecrown Glacier. Find Apprentice Nelphi upstairs in the back of the gunship.  She gives you the same quest.

INSIDE THE FROZEN CITADEL

Apprentice Nelphi: Come close quickly, I must have a word!

My patron, the Lady Jaina Proudmoore, has uncovered a hole in the defenses of Icecrown Citadel into a place she referred to as “The Forge of Souls.” She sent word before she left for me to find any help that I could … and well, I was hoping that might be you.

Please, find her there as soon as you can.

Quest Objectives: Enter the Forge of Souls from the side of Icecrown Citadel and find Lady Jaina Proudmoore.