IntroAchievements.png

Frost wyrm

From Wowpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Frost Wyrm
For the Battle for Mount Hyjal mob, see Frost Wyrm. For the Warcraft III unit, see Frost Wyrm (Warcraft III).
Some of Azeroth's mightiest dragons have been summoned across the veil between life and death to serve new masters with undying loyalty.[1]

Frost wyrms, also known as frostwyrms, are the skeletal remains of adult blue dragons killed by the Scourge. They are withered creatures. These reanimated vessels of destruction do not fear death; they dispense it.[2]

Description

A frost wyrm in the TCG.

In ages past, venerable dragons nearing death flew to the land of Northrend to die. To this day there are entire dragon graveyards littered with massive petrified bones and skulls. When Ner’zhul, the Lich King, took control of Northrend, he used his powerful magics to raise the ancient dragon skeletons from the dead. These skeletal dragons radiate cold power and think of nothing other than serving their dark master.[3]

Frost wyrms have a cold-based breath weapon that can shatter entire buildings. They are also quite fond of devouring their hapless enemies whole. Ner’zhul’s vicious frost wyrms hold the frosts of Northrend within their skeletal hearts. By inhaling a great deal of air, frost wyrms can expel blasts of freezing cold so extreme, that they pull all the moisture from the air around a building and freezes it solid.[3] The boneyard is the home of the frost wyrms...frost wyrms have a crippling ability to cast their freezing breath onto enemy forces and buildings. In large numbers, frost wyrms present a truly dominating force.[4]

Frost wyrms have a cold-based breath weapon that can do shattering damage to enemies both on the ground and in the air.

In life, they could not be tamed, but necromancy and esoteric binding rituals have now combined to bend these indomitable creatures to their riders' will.[5] Many believe that during their early lives, these wyrms were forced to fight their own kind for the amusement of others. Perhaps that is why they possess a particularly combative temperament.[6]

Warcraft III

WC3RoC logo 16x32.png This section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft III.

A frost wyrm in WC3.

From Frost Wyrm at Battle.net:

In ages past, the ancient Dragons who were near death flew to the land of Northrend to die. To this day there are entire Dragon graveyards that are littered with massive petrified bones and skulls. When Ner'zhul the Lich King took control of Northrend, he used his powerful magics to raise the ancient Dragon skeletons from the dead. Now the skeletal Dragons radiate cold power and think of nothing other than serving their dark master. Frost Wyrms have a cold-based breath weapon that can do shattering damage to enemies both on the ground and in the air.

Wrath of the Lich King

WotLK This section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.

The frost wyrm queen, Sindragosa, prepares to take flight.
The frost wyrm queen, Sindragosa, flies over the army.

In the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King opening cinematic, Arthas raises the frost wyrm queen, Sindragosa, from her glacial graveyard. She then flies over the Scourge army.

The blue dragons raised from Sindragosa's Fall are considered elite frost wyrms and are called Frostbrood.

Types

Notable

Frost wyrms often receive a new name upon being raised into undeath. On occasion however they retain the names they had in life.

As a mount

As a companion pet

 [Frosty's Collar] is a reward from the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Collector's Edition.

In the RPG

The RPG Icon 16x36.png This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.

These creatures have the skeletal forms of great dragons, and wicked intelligence gleams in their eyes.[7] Now, these once-noble beasts serve Ner’zhul and seek to expand the Lich King’s rapidly growing empire.[8] They have no memories of their previous lives nor of the world beyond death. They are intelligent beings, quite capable of strategy, tactics, and deception, but they have no understanding of their past dragon heritage.[8]

References

  1. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Furious Gladiator's Frost Wyrm]
  2. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Deadly Gladiator's Frost Wyrm]
  3. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Manual, 42. 
  4. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Manual, 44. 
  5. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Relentless Gladiator's Frost Wyrm]
  6. ^ Mount Journal entry for  [Wrathful Gladiator's Frost Wyrm]
  7. ^ Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 149. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07. 
  8. ^ a b Borgstrom, Rebecca; Eric Brennan, Genevieve Cogman, and Michael Goodwin. Manual of Monsters, 150. ISBN 978-1588-4607-07.