Strom'kar, the Warbreaker

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Strom'kar, the Warbreaker is the artifact two-handed sword used by arms warriors in World of Warcraft: Legion. It previously belonged to King Thoradin, the barbarian warlord who first united humanity and founded the nation of Arathor, and was lost while it was being used to subdue the C'Thraxxi monstrosity, Zakajz the Corruptor, in a forgotten tomb beneath Tirisfal Glades.

Source

Strom'kar is obtained by level 98 warriors from the quest N Warrior [98 - 110] The Sword of Kings, given by Odyn in Skyhold, and serves as the arms warrior's artifact weapon for World of Warcraft: Legion.

Description

Artifact reveal

This greatsword was borne into combat by the barbarian warlord who first united humanity under a single banner, founding the nation of Arathor. A master tactician and strategist, King Thoradin went on to play a critical role in ending the Troll Wars. Later the sword was lost while it was being used to subdue a C'Thraxxi monstrosity in a forgotten tomb beneath Tirisfal. Abandoned and all but forgotten, Strom'kar has been slowly drinking from the shadowy power there over thousands of years.[1]

In-game description

The first king of the humans, Thoradin, was a mighty ruler and a mighty warrior. He carried with him a greatsword forged by vrykul, empowered by elves, and bloodied on the fields of countless battles. Strom'kar, ender of wars, was lost with Thoradin. One strong enough to recover the sword would bring to bear a blade unlike any seen in the ages since.[2]

Artifact lore

Main article: Saga of the Valarjar

Human history is not complete without mention of Strom'kar. With this blade, a visionary warlord named Thoradin united his race into a single nation. He led his people to victory against the trolls in one of the greatest wars humankind has ever fought. He changed the destiny of the world. Strom'kar's story is one of violence and bloodshed, of cunning and desperation. And, ultimately, of bravery and sacrifice.

Artifact traits

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Base

Ability Ranks Linked powers
[Corrupted Blood of Zakajz] 1 Precise Strikes
[Crushing Blows] 4 Tactical Advance; Thoradin's Might; Will of the First King
[Deathblow] 4 Defensive Measures; Shattered Defenses
[Defensive Measures] 4 Deathblow; One Against Many
[Exploit the Weakness] 4 Shattered Defenses; Will of the First King
[Focus in Battle] 1 Many Will Fall
[Many Will Fall] 4 Focus in Battle; Precise Strikes; Unending Rage
[One Against Many] 4 Defensive Measures; Thoradin's Might; Touch of Zakajz
[Precise Strikes] 4 Corrupted Blood of Zakajz; Many Will Fall; Tactical Advance
[Shattered Defenses] 1 Deathblow; Exploit the Weakness
[Tactical Advance] 4 Crushing Blows; Precise Strikes
[Thoradin's Might] 1 Crushing Blows; One Against Many; Warbreaker
[Touch of Zakajz] 4 One Against Many; Unending Rage
[Unbreakable Steel] 1 None
[Unending Rage] 4 Many Will Fall; Touch of Zakajz; Void Cleave
[Void Cleave] 1 Unending Rage
[Warbreaker] 1 Thoradin's Might
[Will of the First King] 1 Crushing Blows; Exploit the Weakness

Hidden trait: [Surrounded by Trolls!]

Empowered

Ability Ranks
[Arms of the Valarjar] 1
[Storm of Swords] 4
[Soul of the Slaughter] 1
[Executioner's Precision] 1
[Concordance of the Legionfall] 50

Appearances

Inv sword 2h artifactarathor d 01.png Classic

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Classic]

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This is the default appearance Recover one of the Pillars of Creation Recover  [Light's Heart]
N [100 - 110] Light's Charge
Complete the first major Campaign effort with your order
N Warrior [103 - 110] Jorhuttam

Inv sword 2h artifactarathor d 02.png Upgraded: Vengeance of the Fallen

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Upgraded]

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Complete the warrior Order Campaign
[Forged for Battle]
Unlock every artifact trait
[Power Realized]
Research the full history of the artifact
[Part of History]
Obtain eight rare archeological finds
[This Side Up]

Inv sword 2h artifactarathor d 04.png Valorous: Flamereaper

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Valorous]

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Complete the Balance of Power questline
[Improving on History]
Kill eight world bosses
[Unleashed Monstrosities]
Complete a Mythic Mode Dungeon using a level 15 keystone
[Keystone Master]
Earn the achievement [Glory of the Legion Hero]

Inv sword 2h artifactarathor d 03.png War-torn: Wrath's Edge

Achievement: Alliance [Fighting with Style: War-torn]/Horde [Fighting with Style: War-torn]

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Participate in Player vs. Player combat and reach Honor Level 10 Reach Honor Level 30 Reach Honor Level 50 Reach Honor Level 80

Inv sword 2h artifactarathor d 05.png Challenging: Blade of the Sky Champion

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Challenging]

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Complete the Xylem Challenge questline Defeat Heroic Kiljaeden after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Win 10 rated battlegrounds after unlocking a Challenge artifact appearance Defeat all Legion dungeon bosses after unlocking a challenge artifact appearance

Inv axe 2h artifactarathor d 06.png Hidden: Arcanite Bladebreaker

Achievement: [Fighting with Style: Hidden]

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Acquire  [The Arcanite Bladebreaker] Complete 30 Legion dungeons after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Complete 200 World Quests after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance Kill 1,000 enemy players after unlocking a Hidden artifact appearance

Notes

  • The Axe of Cenarius was considered by Blizzard for the artifact for Arms, but the developers thought that a wooden, nature-themed axe didn't fit the class.[3] Ultimately, Strom'kar was used instead.
  • Wielding the weapon near trolls may force them to flee in fear.[4]
  • In Heroes of the Storm, Sonya wields the Arcanite Bladebreaker and Wrath's Edge as part of her Legion's Wrath skin.[5]

Videos

Patch changes

References

  1. ^ Legion: Warrior Artifact Reveal. worldofwarcraft.com. Blizzard Entertainment (2015-10-23). Retrieved on 2017-08-23.
  2. ^ N Warrior [98 - 110] Weapons of Legend
  3. ^ Amai, Craig 2015-11-10. Craig Amai on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-08-23. “Yeah, thought about doing that one for a long while. In the end, a wooden nature themed axe didn't feel right, despite lore.”
  4. ^ [Surrounded by Trolls!]
  5. ^ Sonya#Skins

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