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Sunwell Plateau's magical menagerie

Alex Ziebart

We have some more info straight from World of Raids regarding patch 2.4. This time, we're digging into the spell tables. As a warning, some of these might be spoilers for the Sunwell Plateau raid zone, so read at your own risk. Also, when you come across any funky numbers and symbols in these, keep in mind that you don't often get to see the values for these things until you run into them in-game. You'll get the gist of what they do from their descriptions, though.

First, we have a duo of spells referencing Anveena:

  • Sacrifice of Anveena - Anveena sacrifices herself, causing Kil'jaeden to take $s1% increased Holy damage.
  • Anveena's Prison - A field of Arcane power traps Anveena.
So it seems that during the last battle of the Sunwell Plateau, we will have an NPC on our side, similar to the Illidan encounter.

Next up we have a few that point to the oh-so-pretty Kalecgos:

  • Power of the Blue Flight - Empowers a humanoid with the essence of the Blue Flight.
  • Vengeance of the Blue Flight - The power of the Blue Flight courses through you.
  • Shield of the Blue - Extends a powerful shield around the caster that reduces all damage taken by friendly targets within $a1 yards by $s1%, but drains $s2% of the caster's health per second. Lasts $d.
It seems to me that Kalecgos is going to be the Vaelastrasz fight turned upside down. Shield of the Blue is the mirror image of Burning Adrenaline. You want to snuggle your friends to protect them instead of run away so you don't blow them up.

We have a potential new weapon enchantment also: Deathfrost. The description for this enchant is, "Permanently enchant a weapon so your damaging spells and melee hits occasionally inflict an additional 150 Frost damage and reduce the target's melee, ranged, and casting speed by 15% for 4 sec." Interesting for sure, but it doesn't seem like it has much real viability unless the proc rate is very high, and bosses will most likely be immune to this effect. Something to keep an eye on!

A new form of weapon oil with a stacking buff is also on the horizon, and there is mention of a Holyform. Don't get too excited, my fellow priests. There's a good chance this is a spell connected to a boss somewhere, and not necessarily for us. My personal favorite theory is Deathfrost and Holyform are for Wrath of the Lich King and were plugged into the game files early. We'll just have to see!

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