Wrath in pictures for your weekend

Alex Ziebart
A. Ziebart|08.24.08

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Wrath in pictures for your weekend
If you tend to be a strictly weekend-centric WoW Insider reader, you may have missed some of the best stuff to come out of the Wrath beta thus far: the eye candy! Class updates, mechanics changes, pfft, who needs that stuff? No no my friends, me, I'm all about the shinies. Okay, and I like all of that other stuff, too. Luckily, we have a little bit of everything, and in case you did miss our eye candy, let's take a look back at some of it, shall we? Be warned, however, that most of these galleries contain some minor spoilers. If you don't want to be spoiled, be careful!

The Borean Tundra
The Borean Tundra, accessed from either the Orgrimmar zeppelin tower or the Stormwind Harbor, is one of two starter zones in Northrend. The Tundra houses Valiance Keep, Warsong Hold, D.E.H.T.A. the Coldarra (home of the Blue Dragonflight) and much more.
The Howling Fjord
The Howling Fjord is the second of the two Northrend starter zones, accessed via Menethil Harbor or the Tirisfal zeppelin towers. The Howling Fjord is home to Valgarde, the Forsaken's Vengeance Landing, the Vrykul fortress Utgarde, and the Ember Clutch.

The Dragonblight
The Dragonblight is a mid-level zone in Northrend. It's home to Wintergarde Keep, Agmar's Hammer, the dragon sanctuary Wyrmrest Temple, the many dragon shrines, and Angrathar the Wrath Gate, gateway to Icecrown.
The magical kingdom of Dalaran has moved from Alterac to Northrend, floating high above Crystalsong Forest. Home to profession trainers, battlemasters, arena vendors, flying carpet, and Rhonin with his lovely wife Vareesa.
The New Death Knight Skins
With Wrath of the Lich King comes Death Knights. Throughout the Wrath beta, Death Knights have gotten a little extra customization that other classes can't have, such as these unique, deathly skins.
Blacksmithing was one of the first tradeskills to get a little polish and shine. How does adding extra sockets to armor sound to you?
While Jewelcrafting (like the other tradeskills) is far from complete, it's definitely starting to show promise. New gem cuts and new ways to acquire them are on the horizon.
Only the bare necessities have been added to the Wrath beta so far, but it's already looking pretty good. Gear of decent quality (for multiple specs!) that you can craft and start wearing (and feel good about it!) as soon as you hit Northrend shores? My word!
The latest beta patch gave Engineers a little hope for the future. Some new toys were revealed, ranging from the useful to the fun to the useful and fun. Can you say... belt enchants?
While largely unfinished, the Wrath beta has at least provided us with a preview of the new Embroidery mechanic for cloaks. While most of the crafted gear is so far statless, the Embroidery is tempting me away from my gathering skills.
Utgarde Keep Walkthrough
While most of us probably can't run Utgarde Keep yet, that's no reason to shun a preview of the dungeon. Utgarde Keep is likely the first instance you'll run in Northrend, so come on in and get a feel for the mechanics you'll be seeing in the near future.
Familiar Faces in Northrend
If you're ready for a little nostalgia, some friendly, familiar faces from adventures past will be joining us in Northrend. The most unexpected friends show up in the most unexpected places. Then again, maybe we did expect some of these.

That's all for now, but if you're itching for more Wrath, make sure you check out our Wrath of the Lich King news page for anything else you may have missed in weeks past.
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