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- Splinter of Atiesh
- Binds when picked up
- Use: Combines 40 Splinters of Atiesh to form the Frame of Atiesh.
- Classes: Priest, Mage, Warlock, Druid
- Requires Level 60
- "A splinter of Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian."
A Splinter of Atiesh is a tiny piece of [Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian], which was last wielded by the Last Guardian, Medivh. Once all forty splinters are found, they may be assembled into the [Frame of Atiesh].
This item is a common drop from all bosses in Naxxramas except Sapphiron and Kel'Thuzad.
After Medivh's defeat, the mages of Kirin Tor searched the tower of Karazhan for any magical items. Finding Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian, they brought it back to Dalaran for study. However, every mage that came into contact with the staff tragically died. The Kirin Tor decided the best course of action would be to place the staff behind impenetrable barriers of magic. Unfortunately when the demon Archimonde destroyed Dalaran, the barriers broke and the staff was shattered into many pieces. Kel'Thuzad now seeks to rejoin the staff to gain enormous power.