Where Wind Riders Dare | Warcraft III: Reforged

At that same moment, near the base of Stonetalon Peak…


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CUTSCENE

Raider: Warchief, we scouted the peak as you ordered. The humans have entrenched their fortifications all the way up to the summit.

Thrall: Hmm. What are they up to? If they’re looking to pick a fight, they’ve had ample opportunities before this!

Cairne Bloodhoof: Ish-ne-alo por-ah, young warchief!

Thrall: Cairne! What are you doing here?

Cairne Bloodhoof: Our debt to you orcs can only be repaid with blood. We’ve come to help you reach the Oracle. However, those metal-clad pinkskins look like trouble.

Thrall: Those pinkskins are called humans. They are our enemies from across the sea. They seem intent on keeping us from the peak.

Cairne Bloodhoof: Hmm. The Oracle’s wisdom belongs to all. Perhaps the wyverns that live nearby can be of use to us? They have no love for hostile intruders!


MAIN QUEST

Stonetalon Peak

  • Destroy the Human base (Blue) that guards the peak.

OPTIONAL QUEST

Wind Riders

  • Find the Wind Riders

STRATEGY

Select the Barracks. Research Brute Strength (B).

Research Troll Regeneration (R).

NEW UNIT AVAILABLE

Tauren – You may now build Tauren from the Tauren Totem. They are mighty warriors and can learn the Pulverize ability.

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Steel Melee Weapons (M).

Upgrade Steel Ranged Weapons (R).

Upgrade Steel Unit Armor (A).

Send Thrall, Cairne and the troops to kill these:

  • Thunder Lizard level 6
  • Lightning Lizard level 2 (4)

Build 2 Peons (P) and rally to the trees near the War Mill.

Getting near the Defiled Fountain…

Thrall: This place has been defiled. I sense that the spirits have fled.


OPTIONAL QUEST

Defiled Fountain

  • Kill the Centaur Khan
  • Return the Glyph of Purification to restore the Fountain

Build 2 Peons (P).

Send Thrall, Cairne and the troops north. This triggers a cutscene.


CUTSCENE

Cairne: The harpies have enslaved the wyverns!

Harpy Queen: Be warned, old fool. Stonetalon Peak is ours. Neither these brutes nor the humans will leave this place alive. Attack, my sisters!


You will find here two Harpy Rogue level 3 and two Harpy Scout level 1.

Build 2 Peons (P).


OPTIONAL QUEST UPDATE

Wind Riders

  • Find the Wind Riders (Completed)
  • Save the captured Wind Riders

Go southwest toward the Goblin Merchant. It is guarded by four Quillboar Hunter level 3.

Continue the path northwest where you will find:

  • Razormane Brute level 3 (3)
  • Razormane Medicine Man level 5

The Medicine Man drops a Health Stone: Increases the life regeneration rate of Hero by 1 hit points per second when worn. Can be consumed for 500 health.

Select the Spirit Lodge. Research Shaman Adept Training (M).
Upgrade Witch Doctor Adept Training (D).
Select the War Mill. Upgrade Spiked Barricades (S).

Go straight north to kill the following group:

  • Razormane Chieftain level 7.
  • Razormane Medicine Man level 5 (2).
  • Razormane Brute level 3 (2).
  • Razormane Hunter level 3 (2).
  • Razormane Scout level 1.

Use Cairne’s War Stomp (T) ability to stun them for 3 sec and Shockwave (W). The chieftain drops Periapt of Vitality: Increases the hit points of the Hero by 150 when worn.

Select the Stronghold. Upgrade to Fortress (U).
Build 2 Headhunters (T).
Build a Shaman (S).

Moving forward, kill this group of Harpies:

  • Harpy Storm-hag level 5
  • Harpy Rogue level 3 (4)

The Storm-hag drops Scroll of Protection: Increase the armor of all friendly units in an area around your Hero by 2 for 30 sec.

Select the War Mill. Upgrade Improved Spiked Barricades (S).

Further north through the path you will find:

  • Harpy Rogue
  • Harpy Windwitch level 3 (3)
Build a Bestiary (E).

The optional quest is completed when you kill the last remaining Harpies:

  • Harpy Queen level 7
  • Harpy Storm-hag level 5 (2)
  • Harpy Windwitch level 3 (2)
  • Harpy Scout level 1 (3)

Thrall: Quickly, my warriors, the wyverns must be freed!

The queen drops Pendant of Mana: Increases the mana capacity of the Hero by 250 when worn.

Destroy the Harpy Nests. One drops Potion of Mana: Restores 150 mana when used.


CUTSCENE

Cairne Bloodhoof: There! These proud beasts will now aid us in reaching the summit.


OPTIONAL QUEST COMPLETED

Wind Riders


NEW UNIT AVAILABLE

Wind Rider – You may now build Wind Riders from the Bestiary. They are highly mobile flying creatures and excellent at scouting. Wind Riders can learn the Envenomed Spears ability.

Build 3 Burrows (O).
Select the Spirit Lodge. Research Shaman Master Training (M).
Research Witch Doctor Master Training (D).

Gather all new units and merge them into the troops. Head north of your main base. Attack these Centaurs.

  • Centaur Sorcerer level 5 (2).
  • Centaur Impaler level 4 (4).

They are guarding a Gold Mine and a Goblin Laboratory.


GOBLIN LABORATORY

  • Sapper (S): Explosive team of goblin sappers. Particularly effective against buildings. Can Kaboom land units and trees. 215 100 2
  • Goblin Zeppelin (Z): Flying air-transport. 240 60
  • Shredder (G): Medium melee unit made of iron. Excellent at harvesting large amounts of lumber. Attacks land units and trees. 375 100 4
  • Reveal (R): Reveals an area of the map. Detect invisible units. Lasts 6 sec. 50

You can buy 3 Sappers and 3 Zeppelin, 1 Shredder per cooldown. Definitely, you need the Zeppelins to carry your units to the dark blue enemy base — because there is no ramp to reach it. It is located in high ground.

HINT – The (Blue) enemy base can only be reached by air. Purchase a Zeppelin from the Goblin Laboratory, and transport your ground forces to higher ground.


Build 2 Peons (P).
Build 2 Burrows (O).

Kill this Outrunner level 4 and two Centaur Impaler level 4.

The next group of Centaurs completes the Optional Quest to cleanse the Defiled Fountain. Kill these centaurs:

  • Centaur Khan level 8
  • Centaur Sorcerer level 5 (2)
  • Centaur Impaler level 4 (4)

The Centaur Khan drops an Ankh that resurrects him shortly after dying. Kill him to loot the Glyph of Purification: Created by ancient druids, this glyph has the power to heal the land.


OPTIONAL QUEST UPDATE

Defiled Fountain

  • Kill Centaur Khan (Completed)
  • Return the Glyph of Purification to restore the Fountain

Bring the Glyph of Purification to the Defiled Fountain at this location marked in the mini map as a yellow question mark in a circle.


OPTIONAL QUEST COMPLETED

Defiled Fountain


Select the War Mill. Upgrade Thorium Unit Armor (A).
Build 2 Grunts (G).
Build a Witch Doctor (W).
Select the Bestiary. Research Envenomed Spears (E).
Research Ensnare (N).
Build 4 Peons (4).
Build a War Mill (M) near these trees.
Build 2 Grunts (G).
Build a Kodo Beast (K).
Build a Shaman (S).
Build a Wind Rider (W).
Build a Burrow (O).

Join all your newest units into the main troop forces and attack the Lordaeron Brigade base to the north.

If you get too close to the rightmost Watch Tower, you might aggro 2 Gryphon Riders from high ground.

Destroy the Watch Towers, then the Watch Tower behind the Barracks. Use Cairne’s War Stomp (T) to stun the archmage hero and nearby enemy units.

Command a Witch Doctor to drop a Healing Ward (E).

Build a Demolisher (D).
Select the Bestiary. Upgrade War Drums (D).
Build a Tauren Totem (T).
Build a new Great Hall (H) at the abandoned Gold Mine (center of the map).
Build 4 Peons (P) at the main base and send them to harvests gold at the expansion.

Buy a new Zeppelin (Z) at the Goblin Laboratory.

Load your units inside the three Zeppelins. Select the Zeppelins and the Wind Riders and unload the Zeppelins at the X mark (shown below). Bring the Wind Riders to that X mark first so that they pick up any aggro. Four Gryphon Riders patrol that spot.

Destroy the Barracks and the Watch Tower immediately and then the Watch Towers in the north (near the Castle), then the Gryphon Aviary.

Build a Demolisher (D).
Select the Tauren Totem. Research Pulverize (P).
Build a Tauren (T).

Send the Zeppelins to the main base to pick up the two new units.


REQUIRED QUEST COMPLETED

Stonetalon Peak


CUTSCENE

Cairne Bloodhoof: Hold, Warchief.

Thrall: Hmm. That’s the young sorceress Hellscream told me about. It appears that she seeks the Oracle as well.

Cairne Bloodhoof: Be wary, young one. That cave is the perfect spot for an ambush.

Thrall: Don’t worry, Cairne. I was raised by humans. I know their tricks and stratagems. There’s no way that I’ll let them stop me from reaching the Oracle.


BESTIARY

  1. Thunder Lizard level 6. Lightning Lizard level 2 (4).
  2. Harpy Rogue level 3 (2). Harpy Scout level 1 (2).
  3. Quillboar Hunter level 3 (4). Goblin Merchant.
  4. Razormane Brute level 3 (3). Razormane Medicine Man level 5 — drops Health Stone: Increases the life regeneration rate of Hero by 1 hit points per second when worn. Can be consumed for 500 health.
  5. Razormane Chieftain level 7. Razormane Medicine Man level 5 (2). Razormane Brute level 3 (2). Razormane Hunter level 3 (2). Razormane Scout level 1 — drops Periapt of Vitality: Increases the hit points of the Hero by 150 when worn.
  6. Harpy Storm-hag level 5. Harpy Rogue level 3 (4).
  7. Harpy Rogue. Harpy Windwitch level 3 (3).
  8. Harpy Queen level 7. Harpy Storm-hag level 5 (2). Harpy Windwitch level 3 (2). Harpy Scout level 1 (3) — drops Pendant of Mana: Increases the mana capacity of the Hero by 250 when worn. Destroy the Harpy Nests. One drops Potion of Mana: Restores 150 mana when used.
  9. Centaur Sorcerer level 5 (2). Centaur Impaler level 4 (4). Gold Mine. Goblin Laboratory.
  10. Outrunner level 4. Centaur Impaler level 4 (2).
  11. Centaur Khan level 8. Centaur Sorcerer level 5 (2). Centaur Impaler level 4 (4) — drops Glyph of Purification: Created by ancient druids, this glyph has the power to heal the land.
  12. Lordaeron Brigade base.
  13. Human Expedition base (only accessible by air: requires Zeppelin or Wind Riders).

HEROES

Human Expedition (mountain king)

  • Aggronor the Mighty
  • Bandis Forgefire
  • Beazel Bludstone
  • Bor Stonebreaker
  • Buri Frostbeard
  • Gar Doomforge
  • Grim Thunderbrew
  • Huginn Ironcliff
  • Kelv Sternhammer
  • Modi Stonesmith
  • Munin Ironcliff
  • Thordin Rockbeard
  • Thorgas Broadaxe

Lordaeron Brigade (archmage)

  • Andromath
  • Aran Spellweaver
  • Conjurus Rex
  • Dalar Dawnweaver
  • Doril Magefont
  • Fordred Aran
  • Kelen the Seeker
  • Landazar
  • Manath Magesinger
  • Nilas Arcanister
  • Peril Spellbinder
  • Shal Lightbinder
  • Tenn Flamecaster

GALLERY


1. The Prophecy2. Cinematic: Thrall's Vision3. Chasing Visions4. Departures
5. Riders on the Storm6. The Fires Down Below7. Countdown to Extinction
1. Cinematic: The Warning2. The Defense of Strahnbrad3. Blackrock & Roll4. Interlude: Jaina's Meeting
5. Ravages of the Plague6. The Cult of the Damned7. March of the Scourge8. Interlude: The Prince and the Prophet
9. The Culling10. Interlude: Divergent Courses11. The Shores of Northrend12. Dissension
13. Frostmourne14. Cinematic: Arthas' Betrayal
undead campaign
1. Trudging through the Ashes2. Digging up the Dead3. Into the Realm Eternal4. Key of the Three Moons
5. The Fall of Silvermoon6. Blackrock & Roll, Too!7. The Siege of Dalaran8. Under the Burning Sky
9. Cinematic: The Destruction of Dalaran
orc campaign
2. The Long March3. Cry of the Warsong4. The Spirits of Ashenvale
5. The Hunter of Shadows6. Where Wind Riders Dare7. The Oracle8. By Demons Be Driven
Night Elves Campaign
1. Enemies at the Gate2. Daughters of the Moon3. The Awakening of Stormrage4. The Druids Arise
5. Brothers in Blood

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