PTR 3.3 - Forgemaster Garfrost Video

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Games News, World of Warcraft News

This video was taken during a normal 5-man run. It is the second dungeon in the Icecrown Citadel progression. You unlock access to The Pit of Saron after finishing the Forge of Souls dungeon. Your first boss is Forgemaster Garfrost, a massive undead frost giant with a different set of abilities than other similar bosses.

Something you should know before attacking anything in this area, so it doesn’t catch you by surprise, once you hit or taunt a Wrathbone Siegesmith, Forgemaster Garfrost will aggro no matter how far he may be.

Forgemaster Garfrost carries several saronite rocks on his back wrapped on a net-bag.  Those aren’t there for window-show, he literally uses them. You will see onscreen the following message:

“Forgemaster Garfrost hurls a massive saronite boulder at you!”

By all means, if you are a healer you should watch this message and move.  It packs a knockback pushing you away around 20 yards. At times, he will stun you with Thundering Stomp, which is an unavoidable aoe stun to the whole party.

Additionally, this interesting boss has a new mechanic not seen before in any boss. The giant saronite boulders will cut off your line of sight once they are laying on the ground, forcing you to move around to restore your line of sight. Blocked line of sight is bad. You can’t cast heals to targets that are between you and the saronite boulder. It is an easy and fun event, but in Heroic mode, you should definitely beware these boulders.

From time to time, he will yell” Garfrost tired of puny mortals. Now your bones will freeze! Forgemaster Garfrost will leap away toward his forge to temper his sword with Forge Frozen Blade.  Its tip will flash white.  His melee damage will increase triple its normal damage (1500 x 3 ). And he will cast Deep Freeze (debuff) at a single target.

After 35 stacks of Permafrost, he leaps to the forge to cast Forge Frostborn Mace. Things aren’t going to get pretty. It’s a DPS race.

ABILITIES

NORMAL-MODE

  • Melee Swing: hits for 1528 up to 4553 Physical damage when he casts Forge Frozen Blade.

  • Permafrost: Frost damage taken increased by 300% and hits for approx 100 frost damage per stack every two sec. Magic school.  This is a 80 yard aoe frost nova aura that pulses nonstop every two seconds until Forgemaster Garfrost dies. It can be removed by hiding behind the saronite boulders on the ground. They cause line of sight.
  • Throw Saronite: Hurls a Saronite Boulder at a single target causing 3500 Physical damage.
  • Deep Freeze: Affects a single target. It causes 8000 Frost damage after 10 sec.
  • Chilling Wave: It is cast at a single target, usually the tank. It does approx 8000 frost damage.
  • Thundering Stomp: AOE stun hits the whole group in an 80 yards radius. Stuns for 2 sec.

HEROIC-MODE

There isn’t much of a difference in Heroic-mode except his melee swing seems to do more damage, and probably hurls saronite boulders more often.  Of course, the event hasn’t been tweaked much until next PTR push. Therefore, expects changes on this heroic-mode dungeon once it is tuned up a few notches. We will update once those changes are done.

ABILITIES

  • Melee Swing: Hits for 2791 – 6125 Physical damage.

  • Permafrost: An aura that causes 100 Frost damage per stack every 2 sec and stacks a debuff until Forgemaster Garfrost dies. In Heroic mode, try to remove the stacks when you reach 15 stacks by hiding behind a saronite boulder.  Otherwise you will get over 1600 Frost damage every 2 sec.  30 stacks cause 4200 every 2 sec.
  • Throw Saronite: Hurls a Saronite Boulder at a single target causing 3500 Physical damage.
  • Deep Freeze: Affects a single target. It causes 8000 Frost damage after 10 sec.
  • Chilling Wave: It is a one-directional giant light-blue ocean-wave targeted at a single player (usually the tank) . It inflicts 3883 – 11329 Frost damage to everyone caught by it in the direction of the original player it was cast at.
  • Thundering Stomp: Stuns all players for 2 sec.

QUOTES

  • Tiny creatures under feet, you bring Garfrost something good to eat!

  • Garfrost tired of puny mortals. Now your bones will freeze!
  • Will save for snack. For later.
  • Axe too weak. Garfrost make better and CRUSH YOU.
  • Garfrost hope giant underpants clean. Save boss great shame. For later.

When Garfrost dies, Scourgelord Tyrannus will yell the following: “Another shall take his place. You waste your time.

Martin Victus: The forgemaster is dead!  Get geared up men, we have a Scourgelord to kill.

ABILITIES

  • Permafrost: Frost damage taken increased by 300% and hits for up to 140-309 frost damage every two sec. Magic school.  This is a 80 yard aoe frost nova aura that pulses nonstop every two seconds until Forgemaster Garfrost dies.

  • Deep Freeze: Affects a single target. It causes 8000 Frost damage after 10 sec.
  • Chilling Wave: It is cast at a single target, usually the tank. It does approx 8000 frost damage.
  • Thundering Stomp: AOE stun hts the whole group in an 80 yards radius.
  • Melee Swing: hits for 1528 up to 4553 Physical damage when he casts Forge Frozen Blade.

QUOTES

  • Tiny creatures under feet, you bring Garfrost something good to eat!

  • Garfrost tired of puny mortals. Now your bones will freeze!
  • Will save for snack. For later.
  • Axe too weak. Garfrost make better and CRUSH YOU.
  • Garfrost hope giant underpants clean. Save boss great shame. For later.

When Garfrost dies, Scourgelord Tyrannus will yell the following: “Another shall take his place. You waste your time.

Martin Victus: The forgemaster is dead!  Get geared up men, we have a Scourgelord to kill.

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