|Level||80 - 82 Elite|
|Location||Observance Hall, Utgarde Pinnacle|
Svala Sorrowgrave was a vrykul who had been turned into a val'kyr by the Lich King. As uninvited guests entered her room, an image of the Lich King congratulated her for having done a great service, for she was the one who discovered the Alliance and Horde's plans to invade Utgarde, allowing them to prepare. She is the first boss of Utgarde Pinnacle.
Svala distinguished herself as Ingvar the Plunderer's lieutenant, leading perilous scouting missions in Horde and Alliance outposts. It was she who discovered the enemy's plans to invade Utgarde, giving the Lich King time to prepare. For her service, he has transformed her into a val'kyr, revered warrior maiden of the Scourge.
Attacks and abilities
- Sinister Strike — Svala Sorrowgrave strikes a player, inflicting Physical damage.
- Call Flames — Svala Sorrowgrave summons flames from the nearby braziers that inflict Fire damage to a random player.
- Ritual of the Sword — Svala Sorrowgrave summons a random player to her altar and begins to sacrifice them. While being sacrificed, three Ritual Channelers cast Paralyze on the player, stunning them until the channelers are killed.
- Paralyze — Ritual Channelers focus on the player that Svala is sacrificing, stunning them for as long as the Ritual Channeler is alive.
- Shadows in the Dark — Ritual Channelers are surrounded with Shadows that have 100% chance of enveloping attackers, inflicting Shadow damage every 3 sec for 21 sec. This effect stacks.
Normal - This fight is quite easy. Sorrowgrave's damage is low, and the adds have low health.
Every 20 seconds or so she will sacrifice a party member. She rises to the ceiling and teleports the targeted member to the altar. Three adds appear and channel a spell holding the party member in place.
You have approximately 8 seconds to kill all the adds before the sword reaches the altar and kills the sacrifice target. can be used to avoid the sacrifice, it is unknown whether other abilities also work. These abilities do not remove the sacrifice on Heroic Mode.
Heroic - The adds have much more health and apply a dot to any player who casts a direct damage spell on them. Having substantial AOE damage is useful for killing the adds in time.
- Svala yells: My liege! I have done as you asked, and now beseech you for your blessing!
- Image of Arthas yells: Your sacrifice is a testament to your obedience. Indeed you are worthy of this charge. Arise, and forever be known as Svala Sorrowgrave!
- Svala Sorrowgrave yells: The sensation is... beyond my imagining. I am yours to command, my king.
- Image of Arthas yells: Your first test awaits you. Destroy our uninvited guests.
- Svala Sorrowgrave yells: I will be happy to slaughter them in your name! Come, enemies of the Scourge! I will show you the might of the Lich King!
- I will vanquish your soul!
- Ritual of the Sword
- Your death approaches.
- Go now to my master.
- Your end is inevitable.
- Any last words?
- Killing a player
- You were a fool to challenge the power of the Lich King!
- Your will is done, my king.
- Another soul for my master.
- Nooo! I did not come this far... to...
Svala is voiced by Rena Durham.
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Updated with a new model.
- Hotfix (2010-02-09): "Svala Sorrowgrave in Utgarde Pinnacle should no longer get stuck in the air during her transformation phase."
- Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01): Svala Sorrowgrave now casts Ritual of the Sword 1 time during the encounter, down from 3.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.