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Prince Thunderaan
Image of Prince Thunderaan
Title

<The Wind Seeker>

Gender

Male

Race(s)
Health

330,000

Affiliation
Occupation

Prince of Air

Location
Status

Deceased, Essence remains, Killable

Relative(s)

Al'Akir (Father, presumed)

Thunderaan was a prince of the air elementals.

Contents

Biography

During the Elemental Sundering, the Firelord Ragnaros sought to consume Thunderaan. Thunderaan was betrayed by Ragnaros's lieutenants, Baron Geddon and Garr, and struck down by Sulfuras, the legendary hammer of Ragnaros. Thunderaan fell, utterly defeated. The Firelord feasted upon the essence of the Prince of Air, but was unable to consume him entirely.

What little remained of Thunderaan's essence was stored within a talisman of elemental binding. Ragnaros then shattered the talisman in two flawless pieces and assigned it to his two lieutenants.

Thunderaan wields [Thunderfury], a legendary sword. Players can obtain this item through a long and very expensive quest chain, starting from a pair of rare drops in Molten Core.

Wrath of the Lich King

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Thunderaan is a "memory" in the fight against Argent Confessor Paletress in the Trial of the Champion encounter of the Crusaders' Coliseum.

Speculation

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Cataclysm Prince Sarsarun might be Thunderaan's brother.

An epic battle against the newborn Thunderaan.

Strategy

  • Health: approx 330,000

Thunderaan has surprisingly little HP, so downing him should not be a problem for any 40-man raid with experience in the Molten Core or harder instances. Bring some friends to put the numbers over 40, and you're virtually guaranteed success. He can be killed with far fewer people if they're well-geared or patient - 7 or 8 have been confirmed, and a good 5-person group should be able to complete the fight given time.

Thunderaan has a knockback that wipes aggro, but the radius for the knockback is less than the radius at which he's attackable. So long as the tank stays at maximum melee range the knockback should not be an issue. There is also a chain lightning effect that can hit melee attackers, and an area effect lightning attack that most ranged attackers and healers can avoid by keeping their distance.

A tank with high nature resistance will mitigate a great deal of Thunderaan's damage.

Quotes

  • My power is discombobulatingly devastating! It is ludicrous that these mortals even attempt to enter my realm!

Trivia

  • His only line of in-game dialog, above, is a quote from retired boxer Mike Tyson.

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