Rage Winterchill (tactics)

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This article is about the in-game raid boss. For character biography and Warcraft III appearances, see Rage Winterchill.
BossRage Winterchill
Image of Rage Winterchill
Gender Male
Race Lich (Undead)
Level ?? Boss
Health 3,718,120
Mana 1,016,100
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Burning Legion, Scourge
Location Hyjal Summit, Caverns of Time
Status Killable

Rage Winterchill is the first boss of the Caverns of Time raid, Battle of Mount Hyjal. The fight is a DPS race.

Abilities

  • Melee: ~3k on plate
  • Frost Nova: ~3k damage plus 6 sec AoE freeze, dispellable
  • Frost Armor: Exactly like a mages [Frost Armor] reduces movement and melee attack speed after melee hits
  • Icebolt: instant cast, random target, 4250-5750 frost damage plus freeze debuff which also deals 2500 DPS
  • Death and Decay: 10 seconds, 20 yard AoE centered on the ground at a random target, dealing 15% of max health as damage per second to each player in range
  • Enrage: 10 minutes enrage timer

Strategy

Look at the MH Boss Tips for general tips. Only one tank is needed. If available raid members should equip a PvP trinket, no other special gear or buffs required. Most NPC die rather quickly from Death and Decay, so it's safer not to risk Jaina (if she dies the event is reset).

Ice Bolt

This is probably Rage Winterchills most dangerous ability, Ice Bolt victims die quickly (usually within 2–3 seconds) from the DoT. It cannot be dispelled, but it can be removed by using a PvP trinket, a Paladin's bubble, a hunter's [The Beast Within] or a mages [Blink].

Healing through the Ice Bolt damage is possible, but needs very quick reactions and/or coordination. One priest and one other healer can be put on "Ice Bolt duty". The priest uses [Power Word: Shield] (which buys 1–2 seconds), while the other healer casts a normal heal.

Death and Decay

Since this is stationary on the ground, the only difficulty is to take notice of it. Turn up spell details (in the graphics settings of the game configuration) to maximum - it's a rather faint red pattern on the ground. Everybody needs to move out of it quickly.

Prior to patch 6.0.3, this ability was notable for its deadliness against high-level characters due to its rapid damage proportional to the target's health rather than a fixed number, preventing such players from ignoring the ability mechanics as is usually possible with outdated raids. However, its damage appears to have been reduced in that patch to no longer scale up to very high health totals.

Loot

Rage Winterchill Loot

Quotes

Intro
The Legion's final conquest has begun! Once again the subjugation of this world is within our grasp. Let none survive!
Icebolt or Frost Nova
  • Succumb to the icy chill... of death!
  • It will be much colder in your grave.
Death and Decay
  • Crumble and rot!
  • Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
Killing a player
  • All life must perish!
  • Victory to the Legion!
  • Your world is ours now!
Death
You have won this battle, but not... the... war.

Trivia

  • In World of Warcraft Rage Winterchill loses his unique coloring and has the same white boned Lich Model.
  • Rage Winterchill is voiced by Patrick Seitz.

Movies

Rage Winterchill Kill

Patch changes

  • WoD Patch 6.0.3 (2014-10-28): Death and Decay damage reduced for high level characters.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Health and damage reduced by 30%.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.

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