Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker

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Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the legendary sword once wielded by Prince Thunderaan, Prince of Air. Equipping the sword awards the Feat of Strength, [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]. It is currently the only legendary weapon that is available to all classes.

History

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Ragnaros the Firelord, and his lieutenants Garr and Baron Geddon, defeated Thunderaan, Prince of Air, after the First Age of Creation, during the Elemental Sundering. Ragnaros was unable to fully consume 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.

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Nik the Mountain can be seen wielding the blade.

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Thunderfury's nameless owner.

When the Earthen Ring decides to resurrect Thunderaan to replace the fallen Al'Akir, a shaman adventurer takes Thunderfury from the corpse of its last wielder — a dwarf warrior who died while facing Ragemaw[1] — in Azsuna and brings it to the Vortex Pinnacle. With the  [Heart of Skywall], Thunderaan is revived and wields Thunderfury as the new Windlord.[2]

Source

Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the reward from the quest N [60] Rise, Thunderfury!. It is the culmination of a challenging and very expensive quest chain.

  1. N [60] Examine the Vessel
  2. N [60R] Thunderaan the Windseeker
  3. N [60] Rise, Thunderfury!

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  [Vessel of Rebirth] which starts the quest chain.

The next quest requires the following items:

Bring a raid when returning with the required items to Demitrian because he will summon Thunderaan, who promptly attacks. Upon defeating Thunderaan, loot the  [Dormant Wind Kissed Blade] from its corpse. Deliver this to (the now rather cowed) Highlord, and he will make Thunderfury.

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Notes

  • 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.
    • Players usually start the conversation by saying "Did someone say  [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]?".
  • Ruul the Darkener wields two weapons looking like Thunderfury.
  • A sword of the same name exists in Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series.
  •  [Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] could be looted from  [Anniversary Gift] during World of Warcraft's 11th anniversary.

In the RPG

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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.[3]

Patch changes

  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stats changed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12):
    • Stats changed.
    • The Thunderfury effect will now stack with [Thunder Clap].
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): The quest can be started by any class.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The quest can be started by Death Knights.
  • TBC Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Visual proc effect changed. Undocumented.
  • TBC 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 [Sunder Armor] from a level 60 warrior.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Thunderfury may be equipped in either hand.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): The Thunderfury effect's spell damage will no longer be increased by other item effects.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Added.

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