Commander Springvale

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BossCommander Springvale
Image of Commander Springvale
Gender Male
Race Ghost (Undead)
Level 21 - 87 Elite
Class Death knight, Paladin[1] (formerly)
Health
511,600
5H2,904,790
Mana 5,100 - 93,100
Reaction Alliance Horde
Occupation Commander
Location Shadowfang Keep
Status Killable
Commander Springvale

Commander Springvale is the third boss in Shadowfang Keep. By dungeon teleport, he is located in the Chapel.

Background

Adventure Guide

A loyal soldier, the ghost of Commander Springvale haunts the council room, using unholy strikes to avenge his lord, Baron Silverlaine.

Attacks and abilities

  • Spell deathknight scourgestrike.png  Malefic Strike — Strikes an enemy for 100% weapon damage, generating a charge of Unholy Power.
  • Inv armor shield naxxramas d 02.png  Shield of the Perfidious — Unleash Unholy Power in a torrent of energy in a cone in front of the caster, dealing 95 to 105 (Heroic: 14250 to 15750) Shadow damage per 0.5 sec.
  • Spell shadow shadowfiend.png  Desecration — Defiles the ground at the feet of the caster. Grasping arms of the dead deal damage and hinder the movement of enemies in the area by 50%.
  • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Unholy Power — Unholy Power increases damage dealt by 10% and can be consumed to enable the use of fearsome abilities. Stacks up to 3 times.
  • Spell misc emotionsad.png  Word of Shame Heroic Difficulty — Consumes Unholy Power to afflict an enemy with a powerful malady, dealing 5% of the target's maximum health per 3 sec. Lasts until its caster has perished, or the target has.
  • Wailing Guardsman Heroic Difficulty — Commander Springvale starts with a Wailing Guardsman and Tormented Officer next to him, and periodically two more will enter the fray.
    • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Unholy Empowerment Interruptible — A Wailing Guardsman attempts to empower Commander Springvale. If the spell is successfully cast, Commander Springvale is healed for 4% of his maximum health and gains one charge of Unholy Power.
    • Spell shadow impphaseshift.png  Screams of the Past — The Wailing Guardman emits a terrible scream, interrupting nearby enemy spellcasting within 0 yards. Interrupted enemies cannot cast spells of the same spell school for 2 sec.
    • Ability warrior savageblow.png  Mortal Strike — The Wailing Guardsman instantly attacks his enemy, inflicting 120% of their normal weapon damage and leaving the enemy wounded. This mortal wound reduces the effectiveness of any healing on the target by 25%.
  • Tormented Officer Heroic Difficulty — Commander Springvale starts with a Wailing Guardsman and Tormented Officer next to him, and periodically two more will enter the fray.
    • Spell shadow shadesofdarkness.png  Unholy Empowerment Interruptible — A Tormented Officer attempts to empower Commander Springvale. If the spell is successfully cast, Commander Springvale is healed for 4% of his maximum health and gains one charge of Unholy Power.
    • Ability warrior shieldwall.png  Shield Wall — When a Tormented Officer is below 20% health, he will raise his shield defensively. This reduces all damage taken by 75% for 10 sec.
    • Spell shadow antishadow.png  Forsaken Ability Interruptible curse — The Tormented Officer curses an enemy target for 30 sec. While the curse is on the enemy, every 10 seconds an additional random curse is applied. The additional curses lasts 10 sec., and will reduce by 20% one of the following: armor, damage dealt, healing dealt, maximum health, or movement speed.

Strategy

Normal Mode

Tank Commander Springvale facing away from the group and have DPS focus on killing his adds first, moving out of his Desecrate as needed.

Heroic Mode

Commander Springvale begins with 2 adds and periodically summons two more, one from each hallway, that need to be killed quickly. He will periodically cast Desecration under the tank and the melee which players must move out of. The tank will need to move him away from Desecrate, but due to Shield of the Perfidious he should not be turned to face the group. Therefore tanking him against a wall and kiting him along it is recommended. The boss remains stationary while casting the shield and the tank can move out to avoid damage. Springvale's adds do weak melee attacks so, if needed, a plate-wearing DPS can pick them up while the tank is managing the boss. Both adds cast Unholy Empowerment on him which gives him an extra stack of unholy power, and heal him. These should be interrupted as often as possible, especially the heal. Adds can and should be CC'ed so that only one is active at a time. The achievement To The Ground! requires especially coordinated add management. This fight has a high DPS requirement and groups may opt to skip it and move on, as it is not required to finish the instance.

It is also possible to burn cooldowns early and focus fire the boss, while the tank picks up adds. This strategy will be more taxing on the healer and still requires high DPS output. Although just as difficult to accomplish, the primary advantage of this method is that the length of the fight is greatly reduced.

Loot

Normal
Heroic

Related achievements

Cataclysm notes

Old model

Quotes

Aggro
Intruders in the keep! To arms!
Summoning adds
Repel the intruders!
Killing a player
  • The attackers weaken!
  • One step closer to victory!
Death
Our vigilance is eternal...

Scene after death

Alliance Alliance
Packleader Ivar Bloodfang says: I've picked up Walden's foul scent. Fill the air with his blood!
Horde Horde
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: I've sent my men forward on the rooftops to secure the area around Lord Walden.
Deathstalker Commander Belmont says: Of course, somebody's going to have to take care of the small army between here and there.

Videos

Speculation

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As a paladin, he may have been a member of the Silver Hand.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): He now develops Separation Anxiety and increases damage by 200% if taken out of his room.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Updated model, abilities and statistics to reflect the Cataclysm changes.

References

  1. ^ H IconSmall BloodElf Male.pngIconSmall BloodElf Female.png Paladin [20D] The Adept's Path

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