Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
- Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker
- Item Level
- Binds when picked up
- Speed 1.90
- 36 – 68 Damage
- (27.4 damage per second)
- +3 Agility
- +5 Stamina
- +5 Fire Resistance
- +6 Nature Resistance
- Chance on hit: Blasts your enemy with lightning, dealing 215 Nature damage and then jumping to additional nearby enemies. Each jump reduces that victim's Nature resistance by 142. Affects 5 targets. Your primary target is also consumed by a cyclone, slowing its attack speed by 20% for 12 sec.
- Durability 130 / 130
- Requires Level 60
- Sell Price: 12 31 40
Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the legendary sword once wielded by Prince Thunderaan, Prince of Air. Equipping the sword awards the Feat of Strength, . It is currently the only legendary weapon that is available to all classes.
HistoryThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
the Firelord, and his lieutenants and , defeated Thunderaan, Prince of Air, after the First Age of Creation, during the Elemental Sundering. Ragnaros was unable to fully consume Thunderaan’s essence, so he forced what little remained into a talisman of elemental binding and shattered it. He gave the two halves to his lieutenants. Ages passed, and somehow the talisman halves found their way into the hands of Highlord Demitrian, a follower of Thunderaan. He recombined the talisman but was unable to release his master. Instead, he did the best he could: He crafted a blade to serve as a vessel for his master's essence.This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm. This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.
When the Earthen Ring decides to resurrect Thunderaan to replace the fallen , a shaman adventurer takes Thunderfury from the corpse of its last wielder — a dwarf warrior who died while facing  — in Azsuna and brings it to the Vortex Pinnacle. With the , Thunderaan is revived and wields Thunderfury as the new Windlord.
The quest chain begins after looting the left or the right half of the , which drop off and respectively, in Molten Core. Upon looting either of these, travel to Silithus and talk with . He will hand over the which starts the quest chain.
The next quest requires the following items:
- Both left and right halves of the
- - a 100% drop, assuming one has the quest, from , final boss of Molten Core.
- 10x - smelted from 10 (from Blackwing Lair), 10 , 100 , and 30 .
Bring a raid when returning with the required items to Demitrian because he will summon , who promptly attacks. Upon defeating Thunderaan, loot the from its corpse. Deliver this to (the now rather cowed) Highlord, and he will make Thunderfury.
- The proc effect has been observed to be approximately 20-25%. The slowing effect from the proc affects both mobs and players. The secondary nature resistance reduction debuff that is applied to the targets does not break crowd control effects, and it is unconfirmed to whether it actually generates any threat(although it will register on a mob's threat table such as critters or the bugs in Twin Emperor's room in AQ40. The Thunderfury proc may also crit for approximately 450 Nature damage.
- Thunderfury still saw use in the Burning Crusade era, but has been easily outdated by current weapons. It is now considered a collector's item at best.
- While in combat with Thunderaan, Your loot setting should not matter. The quest item will only be available to loot for people with the quest. (If multiple people have the quest there will be a quest item for each one of them).
- Among the many silly discussions in Barrens chat, sometimes people try to link the item Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker into every conversation. This is presumably because it is both a rare item and possibly one of the longest item names in the game.
- wields two weapons looking like Thunderfury.
- A sword of the same name exists in Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series.
- can be purchased from in Stormwind City or in Orgrimmar at a cost of 50 during World of Warcraft's yearly Anniversary event.
In the RPGThis section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft RPG and is considered non-canon.
Thunderfury is a vicious sword, crafted from elementium and containing a crackling electrical core that might be all that remains of Prince Thunderaan. The hilt is unusually long, wrapped in black dragon hide, and studded with small spikes of black dragon bone.
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stats changed.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12):
- Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): The quest can be started by any class.
- Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The quest can be started by Death Knights.
- Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Visual proc effect changed. Undocumented.
- Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The threat generated from the proc has been substantially reduced. The threat generation from a proc of Thunderfury was previously equivalent to that of approximately one application of from a level 60 warrior.
- Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Thunderfury may be equipped in either hand.
- Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): The Thunderfury effect's spell damage will no longer be increased by other item effects.
- Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Added.