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Zombies serve as mindless muscle in the Pit of Saron's mines, stockpiling metals for Forgemaster Garfrost, and Krick - a devious leper gnome - supervises the operations from atop Ick, Krick's ghastly means of transportation.[1]
BossKrick and Ick
Image of Krick and Ick
Race(s) Gnome (Undead)
Plague eruptor (Undead)
Level 82 Elite
Health 600,000
903,227
Location Pit of Saron, Icecrown Citadel
Status Killable

Krick and Ick are a gnome and a plague eruptor in league with the Lich King and serve as bosses encountered in the Pit of Saron inside the second wing of the Frozen Halls.

Their death is the objective of the Frozen Halls storyline quest Deliverance from the Pit (Alliance) / (Horde).

Contents

Dungeon Journal

The diminutive necromancer Krick oversees the workers in the Pit of Saron. From atop the ghastly Ick, he can safely throw poison, explosives and dark magic at his enemies. From this vantage point, he has also learned dark secrets of Icecrown Citadel that could topple the Lich King.

Abilities

Krick and Ick use the same abilities from 100% to 0%.

  • Spell nature acid 01.png  Toxic Waste 40 yd range — Deals Nature damage to all enemies within the acid. Lasts 10 sec. Instant. Ticks for 25% of total health every 2 seconds.
  • Inv gauntlets 05.png  Mighty Kick 10 yd range — Inflicts 150% Weapon Damage to an enemy, knocking it back. Instant.
  • Spell shadow shadowbolt.png  Shadow Bolt 40 yd range — Hurls a bolt of dark magic at an enemy, inflicting Shadow damage. 2125-2900 damage.
  • Inv misc eye 02.png  Pursuit — The super zombie fixates on a random target. 5 sec cast. Debuff on the fixated player. Lasts 12 seconds
    • Spell holy turnundead.png  Pursuit Confusion (Heroic mode) — Confused by the change in orders, the zombie moves more slowly. Instant. Buff on Ick. -50% movement speed. +50/100% damage. Immune to taunts. Lasts 12 seconds.
  • Ability rogue deviouspoisons.png  Poison Nova (Heroic mode) 15 yd range — Gushes a massive volley of poison, harming all nearby enemies. Lasts 21 sec. 5 second cast. One big explosion for 12/30k damage. Cloak of Shadows (Rogue) does not work. Anyone hit will also take 1500/6500 damage every 3 seconds for 21 seconds after that.
  • Ability mage arcanebarrage.png  Explosive Barrage — Launches explosive missiles at every nearby target. 2 sec cast. Lasts 18 seconds
    • Spell nature wispsplode.png  Explosive Barrage (Heroic mode) 6 yd range — Launches a barrage of explosive orbs at all enemies. Explosive orbs deal 3000 Arcane damage when they detonate. Instant. 6000 damage on Heroic. Cast by the exploding orbs summoned at players' positions.

Strategy

For the most part, this is a fairly simple fight with a lot of movement. Focus on Ick as Krick cannot be directly targeted.

First, make sure to clear out the other plague eruptors surrounding Krick and Ick, as they will periodically wander up to the boss area, which can cause a wipe if too many join the fight. When engaging Krick and Ick, Ick will stick to basic melee, while Krick will ride atop Ick's back, firing globs of poison that will land and create a field of poison, which continues to deal damage to anyone standing in it and lasts for around ten seconds. Thus, the tank must continue to drag Krick and Ick around to avoid the poison patches. Most of the time Krick will stick to firing off Toxic Waste. If not, any of the three abilities could be cast at random:

Krick yells: No, that one! That one! Get that one!
Ick is chasing you!

Krick will target and have Ick attack a specific player including the tank. Said player must immediately run away, kiting Ick around the area taking care to not get cornered. Ick's attack power is increased, so do not get caught.

Krick yells: Quickly! Poison them all while they're still close!
Ick begins to unleash a toxic poison cloud!

Ick will cast a poison nova, which is a point-blank AoE that deals extremely high damage (around 30k on Heroic) followed by a DoT ticking for 1500/6000 every three seconds. It only has an 18 yard range, so run away while he's winding up, as it's a five second cast. Death Knight's [Anti-Magic Shell] works to negate the damage here, enabling them to keep DPSing or tanking without running away.

Krick yells: Enough moving around! Hold still while I blow them all up!
Krick begins rapidly conjuring explosive mines!

In this attack, Ick remains stationary while Krick continuously summons mines at every player's position for 18 seconds. Said mines explode after a few seconds, so keep moving.

Loot

Normal
Heroic

Related Achievements

Quotes

Krick
Aggro
Our work must not be interrupted! Ick, take care of them!
Poison Nova
Quickly! Poison them all while they're still close!
Explosive Barrage
Enough moving around! Hold still while I blow them all up!
Pursuit
  • No! That one! That one! Get that one!
  • I've changed my mind... go get that one instead!
  • What are you attacking him for? The dangerous one is over there, fool!
Killing a player
  • Ooh... We could probably use these parts!
  • Arms and legs are in short supply... Thanks for your contribution!
Outro as Alliance (upon killing Ick)
Krick yells: Wait! Stop! Don't kill me, please! I'll tell you everything!
Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: I'm not so naive as to believe your appeal for clemency, but I will listen.
Krick yells: What you seek is in the master's lair, but you must destroy Tyrannus to gain entry. Now, within the Halls of Reflection you will find Frostmourne. It... It holds the truth.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: Frostmourne lies unguarded? Impossible!
Krick yells: I swear it is true! Please, don't kill me!!
Scourgelord Tyrannus yells: Worthless gnat! Death is all that awaits you!
Krick yells: Urg... no!!
Tyrannus uses Strangulating and then Necromantic Power, killing Krick.
Scourgelord Tyrannus yells: Do not think that I shall permit you entry into my master's sanctum so easily. Pursue me if you dare.
Lady Jaina Proudmoore yells: What a cruel end. Come, heroes. We must see if the gnome's story is true. If we can separate Arthas from Frostmourne, we might have a chance at stopping him.
Jaina then meets up with the large group of freed slaves and Martin Victus at the base of the path.
Outro as Horde (upon killing Ick)
Krick yells: Wait! Stop! Don't kill me, please! I'll tell you everything!
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: Why should the Banshee Queen spare your miserable life?
Krick yells: What you seek is in the master's lair, but you must destroy Tyrannus to gain entry. Now, within the Halls of Reflection you will find Frostmourne. It... It holds the truth.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: Frostmourne? The Lich King is never without his blade! If you are lying to me...
Krick yells: I swear it is true! Please, don't kill me!!
Scourgelord Tyrannus yells: Worthless gnat! Death is all that awaits you!
Krick yells: Urg... no!!
Tyrannus uses Strangulating and then Necromantic Power, killing Krick.
Scourgelord Tyrannus yells: Do not think that I shall permit you entry into my master's sanctum so easily. Pursue me if you dare.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: A fitting end for a traitor. Come, we must free the slaves and see what is within the Lich King's chamber for ourselves.
Sylvanas then meets up with the large group of freed slaves and Gorkun Ironskull at the base of the path.

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Trivia

  • In the Magic: The Gathering book, Time Streams, the primary antagonist is K'rrick, a spy who is compleated, turning him into a monster made of decaying flesh and scrap metal. The gnome's name and the choice of a plague eruptor to accompany him could be a subtle reference.
  • Krick's name might also be a reference to famed molecular biologist Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA molecule.
  • This boss might be a reference to Master Blaster from Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome, as Master Blaster was another pair up of a midget controller (Krick and Master), and a brutish slave (Ick and Blaster). Also, Master Blaster was the overseer of the machinery powering the city in the movie.
  • Krick's voice is very similar to that of Vizzini, an arrogant and controlling midget from the movie The Princess Bride. Ick may be a reference to Fezzik, a giant in Vizzini's gang.
  • Krick originally used the Leper gnome model.
  • Krick is voiced by Dino Andrade.

Gallery

Patch changes

  • WotLK Patch 3.3.2 (2010-02-01): Players can now zone back into the instance if they are dead while encounters with Krick and Ick or Forgemaster Garfrost are in progress.

References

External links

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