Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
- Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
- Item Level
- Binds when picked up
- Speed 1.90
- 61 – 114 Damage
- (46.1 damage per second)
- +5 Agility
- +8 Stamina
- +8 Fire Resistance
- +9 Nature Resistance
- Chance on Hit: Blasts your enemy with lightning, dealing 300 Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Each jump reduces that victim's Nature resistance by 25. Affects 5 targets. Your primary target is also consumed by a cyclone, slowing its attack speed by 20% for 12 sec.
- Durability 130 / 130
- Requires Level 60
- Sell Price: 12 31 41
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the legendary sword once wielded by Thunderaan, Prince of Air. Equipping the sword awards the Feat of Strength, . It is currently the only legendary weapon that is available to all classes.
Ragnaros the Firelord, and his lieutenants Garr and Baron Geddon, defeated Thunderaan, Prince of Air, during the war following the First Age of Creation. Ragnaros was unable to fully destroy Thunderaan’s essence, so he forced what little remained into a talisman of elemental binding and shattered it. He gave the two halves to his lieutenants. Ages passed, and somehow the talisman halves found their way into the hands of Highlord Demitrian, a follower of Thunderaan. He recombined the talisman but was unable to release his master. Instead, he did the best he could: He crafted a blade to serve as a vessel for his master’s essence.
Thunderfury is a vicious sword, crafted from elementium and containing a crackling electrical core that might be all that remains of Prince Thunderaan. The hilt is unusually long, wrapped in black dragon hide, and studded with small spikes of black dragon bone.
The quest chain begins after looting the left or the right half of the Bindings of the Windseeker, which drop off Baron Geddon and Garr respectively, in Molten Core. Upon looting either of these, travel to Silithus and talk with Highlord Demitrian. He will hand over the which starts the quest chain.
The next quest requires the following items:
- Both left and right halves of the Bindings of the Windseeker
- - a 100% drop, assuming one has the quest, from Ragnaros, final boss of Molten Core
- 10x - each bar requires 1 (from Blackwing Lair), 1 , 10 , and 3 .
Bring a raid when returning with the required items to Demitrian because he will summon Thunderaan, who promptly attacks. Upon defeating Thunderaan, loot the from its corpse. Deliver this to (the now rather cowed) Highlord, and he will make Thunderfury.
- The proc effect has been observed to be approximately 20-25%. The slowing effect from the proc affects both mobs and players. The secondary nature resistance reduction debuff that is applied to the targets does not break crowd control effects, and it is unconfirmed to whether it actually generates any threat(although it will register on a mob's threat table such as critters or the bugs in Twin Emperor's room in AQ40. The Thunderfury proc may also crit for approximately 450 Nature damage.
- Thunderfury still saw use in the Burning Crusade era, but has been easily outdated by current weapons. It is now considered a collector's item at best.
- While in combat with Thunderaan, Your loot setting should not matter. The quest item will only be available to loot for people with the quest. (If multiple people have the quest there will be a quest item for each one of them).
- Among the many silly discussions in Barrens chat, sometimes people try to link the item Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker into every conversation. This is presumably because it is both a rare item and possibly one of the longest item names in the game.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12):
- Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): The quest can be started by any class.
- Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The quest can be started by Death Knights.
- Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The threat generated from the proc has been substantially reduced. The threat generation from a proc of Thunderfury was previously equivalent to that of approximately one application of from a level 60 warrior.
- Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Thunderfury may be equipped in either hand.
- Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): The Thunderfury effect's spell damage will no longer be increased by other item effects.
- Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Added.