- Item Level
- Binds when picked up
- Main Hand
- Speed 2.60
- 20 – 35 Damage
- (10.6 damage per second)
- +110 Intellect
- +28 Stamina
- +13 Haste
- +13 Mastery
- Arcane Artifact Relic Slot
- Fire Artifact Relic Slot
Fire Artifact Relic Slot
- Equip: Grants the Phoenix's Flames ability, which hurls destructive fire at all enemies near your target.
- "...not elven weapons. Not when they are reforged with magic, and hatred, and a burning need for revenge. No, Arthas. Felo'melorn is stronger than ever—as am I. - Kael'thas Sunstrider"
Felo'melorn, Flamestrike in Common, is an ancient Highborne runeblade borne into battle by the Sunstrider dynasty. It was once wielded by Dath'Remar Sunstrider, even before the War of the Ancients. This powerful and storied runeblade, passed down through the Sunstriders for generations, is a mighty weapon said to harness the very essence of flame.
- 1 Source
- 2 History
- 3 Artifact traits
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Notes
- 6 Known wielders
- 7 In the RPG
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According to rumors passed down through generations, a young Dath'Remar dreamed of the weapon Felo'melorn. In that dream, the arcane blade burned like the sun and dispatched so many enemies that it created a swift-flowing river of blood. Dath'Remar would later recount the specifics of the blade's appearance to the renowned magesmith Luminarian as he crafted the weapon on his arcane forge. When Dath'Remar joined the Kaldorei Resistance, he fought against the demons of the Burning Legion with Felo'melorn in hands. The weapon brought hope among the night elven defenders. Eventually, it became legendary and known as the sword of kings and the bane of trolls.
Among the trolls, whispers spread of a spellbound blade, empowered by arcane magic not only to slay the most formidable and cunning of its enemies but also to cut through superior numbers and irrigate battlefields with their blood. Troll witch doctors set about casting hexes and curses against the infamous weapon, but history bears out that even the darkest voodoo did little to negate the effectiveness of Felo'melorn during the Troll Wars. It was said that a thousand Amani trolls fell before Felo'melorn's fury, spilling enough Amani blood to brim the walls of Zul'Aman.
During the Scourge invasion of Quel'Thalas, Anasterian wielded the sword in battle against Arthas Menethil, and grievously wounded the death knight's steed Invincible with it. Towards the end of their battle, Felo'melorn and Frostmourne clashed, but the former was severed in two on collision. Although Anasterian fought on with his broken blade, burying it deep in Arthas' thigh, he was ultimately defeated. The shattered blade was recovered and returned to Silvermoon City, along with the fallen king's body, by the brothers Solanar and Falon. Later, Kael'thas Sunstrider, last of the Sunstrider line, had Felo'melorn reforged, "with magic, hatred, and a burning need for revenge."
It was last seen when Arthas engaged Kael in a duel during the final battle between the Lich King's Scourge led by Arthas Menethil, and Kil'jaeden's agents led by Illidan Stormrage. Kael boasted that unlike human blades, which weakened when repaired, elven blades grew stronger when remade; this proved true, much to Arthas's surprise, when the runeblade was able to parry Frostmourne without failing. Though Kael ultimately fled, the sword was lost there.
After the betrayal of Kael'thas Sunstrider to the Burning Legion, Lyandra Sunstrider--a distant relative that held no actual claim to the throne--decided to find Felo'melorn. According to Aethas Sunreaver, she became obsessed with finding it. At an unspecified point, she disappeared. She apparently found the blade in the Icecrown Citadel only to be killed and raised there as a member of the Scourge by the Lich King. By the time Aethas, Modera, and the new leader of the Tirisgarde decided to track down Felo'melorn, she had apparently been missing for years, but also given the arcane blade by the Lich King himself, to aid in the battle against the Burning Legion. The Lich King let the mage's presence and told them he would not interfere but neither would he protect them from the Scourge.
She is ultimately killed once more by the mage and Aethas, and the old elven runeblade thus falls into the hands of the reformed Tirisgarde to combat the Legion, the very group that its former owner had eventually sworn allegiance to.
Hidden trait: Certain NPCs will ask to examine the blade, granting Artifact Power when you allow them to do so. In addition, corpses of enemies you kill will sometimes be left charred and smoking.
|This is the default appearance||Recover one of the Pillars of Creation||Recover
||Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order|
|Complete the mage Order Campaign
||Unlock every artifact trait
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||Obtain eight rare archeological finds|
|Complete the Balance of Power questline
||Kill eight world bosses
||Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
||Earn the achievement|
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Certain NPCs will react to the mage wielding Felo'melorn, asking to examine the blade and granting 50 Artifact Power.
- Arcanomancer Vridiel, a blacksmith trainer in Dalaran, asks to be allowed to examine the construction of the blade.
- Examiner Andoren Dawnrise is a member of The Reliquary who is stationed in Azsuna and asks you let him borrow the blade for closer examination. If your character is Alliance, his nearby companion - Garley Lightrider - will comment that Andoren probably shouldn't be fraternizing with the Alliance in light of the factions' heightened tensions.
- Maldur Goldmantle is a member of the Explorer's League who is stationed in Val'sharah. The dwarf asks if he may examine Felo'melorn, and provides some commentary on the magical feel of the blade. If your character is Horde, his nearby colleague - Nissa Snowpick - warns Maldur that he should not talk to the Horde because of what occurred at the Broken Shore.
- Lorlathil elves comment on the weapon.
|Dath'Remar SunstriderHigh King||N/A||Wielded the blade during the War of the Ancients. Founder of Quel'Thalas.||Deceased|
|Anasterian SunstriderKing||Cremated in Silvermoon||Wielded the blade in the Troll Wars until the Third War. Honored posthumously as last king of the high elves.||Deceased|
|Kael'thas SunstriderPrince||Buried on Quel'Danas||Reforged the blade and wielded it against Arthas Menethil, the man who would become the Lich King. Last Sunstrider to rule Quel'Thalas.||Deceased|
|Lyandra Sunstrider||Icecrown Citadel||Led a search for the lost blade, but fell in Icecrown. Reborn as a servant of the Lich King. Distant relative of Anasterian.||Killable|
|TirisgardeConjurer of the||Unknown||Recovered the blade from Icecrown with the aid of Aethas Sunreaver. Walking the path of fire, this champion leads the reformed Tirisgarde. First non-Sunstrider to wield the blade.||Alive|
In the RPG
Flamestrike is a large double-edged warblade, etched with elven runes of power. It is rumored to have once been Dath'Remar's favored weapon, and over many generations was passed down through the Sunstrider dynasty. Flamestrike grants its wielder an increased chance to hit, increased damage, and an increased chance of scoring a critical hit. It adds fire damage to every attack (more so on a critical hit) and also allows its wielder to cast the flame strike spell five times per day. It remained in the possession of Kael'thas Sunstrider.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.
- ^ a b c Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 293
- ^ a b c d Archive of the Tirisgarde#Felo'melorn
- ^ Examiner Andoren Dawnrise
- ^ a b Blood of the Highborne
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 237
- ^ Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, pg. 294
- ^ Legion reveal
- ^ a b Manual of Monsters, pg. 180
- ^ Manual of Monsters, pg. 172