Elemental Bonds: Doubt
85 (Requires 85)
+350 Earthen Ring
- Protect Thrall from the elements
I do know the one you seek... but I do not know if it is wise for you to follow him. He has cast himself into the cyclone. The winds now tear at his body and mind, leaving nothing but shreds of flesh and doubt.
Chasing after him would only expose you to the same fate. The wind's edge leaves nothing uncut.
You have been warned. Now what will you do?
Stay vigilant, <name>! Do not give up on Go'el.
What is this... water?
You will receive:
- 86750 XP (or 20 67 at max level)
- +350 reputation Earthen Ring
Speak to Cyclonas again:
- The winds are strange today. Strange indeed.
- I am ready, elemental. Take me to Thrall.
Cyclonas sends the player in a whirling vortex to the Cloudtop Terrace.
Cyclonas says: Clever fleshling... soaring in-between the winds of fate. Yes, I know the one you seek... the orc-father... Earthbinder...
I sense him nearby - raging within a tempest of his own fear. You may go to him... at your peril.
The player and Aggra reach the terrace.
Aggra says: We've found him! But this tempest he's become... I'll try to calm it - to reach him somehow.
Essences of Doubt, neutral level 85 air revenants with 77,490 health circle the terrace. They have the following abilities:
- Charge 5-30 yd range — Charges the target, moving quickly to their location.
- Lightning Bolt 40 yd range — Blasts an enemy with lightning, inflicting Nature damage. 3 sec cast. Interruptible. Hits for ~8000 Nature
- Seeds of Dout 20 yd range — Shocks an enemy, then inflicts additional Nature damage every 3 sec. for 12 sec. 1.5 sec cast. Hits for ~3000 Nature, ticks for ~1100 Nature.
- Summon Twister 30 yd range — Summon a cyclone near the target's location. Instant. If the twister catches up with the player, it triggers...
- Twisting Winds — Powerful winds deal 17205 to 17805 Nature damage and knock players up in the air, slowing fall speed. Instant. Hits for ~11k Nature despite the tooltip.
- Uncertain Strike Melee range — Slams the opponent, causing weapon damage plus an additional amount. 3.5 sec cast. Uninterruptible. Hits for ~25k on cloth
- Invocation of Air — Harness the power of the gusting winds. Melee, ranged, and spell-casting speed increased by 50%. Instant. This is a buff on the player cast by the essence. Take advantage of it.
Two Shadows of Doubt, neutral level 85 elite air elementals with 542,000 health are on either side of Thrall, tormenting him. Each essence killed advanced the progress bar by 5%, so it will take 20 non-elites to complete the quest. Elites are worth 15%. This is not by any sense timed, so pull an elemental, kill it, then heal up and kill another. Progress is also individual in the sense that only kills in which the player is on the aggro list will advance the progress bar.
As players progress, Thrall keeps announcing his doubts for the world to see.
Thrall says: FAILED. I have failed this world...
The elements... will not speak to me. The Earthen Ring... has lost faith in my leadership. My weakness... has delivered Azeroth... into oblivion....
Aggra says: Go'el, it's me - Aggra! Don't you know me?
Thrall says: Oblivion... nothing... but oblivion...
Aggra says: He's too far gone! We have to keep trying!
Thrall says: I have... failed the Horde... as Warchief...
Garrosh... will lead it to ruin...
My people... to ruin. Cairne, my brother... why did I not listen?
Aggra says: You did what you thought best, Go'el! Fight these doubts! They're devouring your heart!
Thrall says: Why did I not listen?
Aggra says: Brace yourself, <name>!
Thrall says: I know your face... Aggra! Ohy, my heart - can't you see? I am... nothing. Selfish... all I've done... accomplished... all for the sake of pride alone. I am... unworthy of you...
Aggra says: You are Go'el, Son of Durotan and Draka! Rightful Warchief of the Horde! You are the orc who won my heart. Remember WHO YOU ARE!
Thrall says: Aggra... it IS you...
Thrall flies over to Aggra and kneels in front of her.
Aggra says: Be still, my love. Calm your mind. You became a slave to your duty. But being true to your heart is how you fullfill that duty... to your people... and to me.
Aggra says: I would have it no other way.
Thrall says: Aggra, I... I can't hold on... AAH!
Thrall disappears in a burst of water.
Speak to Aggra to continue. On complete:
Aggra says: The Twilight Curse is shifting Go'el between elemental states! Before he vanished he took on the aspect of water. We must hurry to him...
- Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Added.