Defeat the Claw of Jormag

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Defeat the Claw of Jormag is a level 80 event in Frostwalk Tundra. It is the last event in Breaking the Claw of Jormag where players face down the Claw of Jormag. Upon the dragon's defeat, the Frost Chest will spawn for players.

Objectives[edit]

  • Use experimental Pact weapons against the Claw.
  • Break the corrupted ice shield.
  • Corrupted ice shield.
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  • Protect the Pact Bomb Golems to stun the Claw.
  • Strike while the Claw is stunned.
  • Claw of Jormag
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  • Time limit: 30:00

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

There are two phases to the event. The first takes place on a hill shortly after the last crystal is destroyed in the relevant pre-events and requires destroying the dragon's ice wall in order to reach it. Periodically, the dragon will fly up into the sky to maneuver, only to return to the hill and set up a new ice wall. The second phase begins after the Claw is reduced beyond 50% health, attempts to escape, and is shot down. On this occasion, instead of landing, the dragon crashes to the hill, and then bounces some distance to the west. (Standing where the dragon crash-lands, and getting killed, will reward you with the Crash Landing achievement.)

Phase 1

During the first half of the event, the Claw will summon an ice wall to protect itself. Destroying the wall will stun the dragon and grant players 15-second window to attack it. After recovering, process will repeat itself until the dragon is below 50% health.

The ice wall is preceded by area of frozen ground which will apply stacks of Frozen Ground on players, and will quickly accumulate to cause devastating amounts of damage if not avoided. Thus, players must use long ranged attacks exceeding 1200 unit range and position themselves at the "safe spot" just south of the ice wall. However, they will still be vulnerable to the dragon's breath (which causes fear and damage) as well as its other attacks which can damage or push them off the safe spot. If the players don't have access to weapons with required range, they can use one of the to two bundles: Pact Bazooka and Live Explosive. The bazooka gives the player a very-long-range attack that allows them to hit the ice wall out of much of the danger. Players can use the explosives to dash to the wall and set charges. Each weapon has a fiery shield that protects from fear. This strategy has its own risks; a large number of Jormag's minions spawn near the bundles, and when fetching them, they might attract minions' attention to other players attempting to damage the wall at the "safe spot." A number of players can also opt to lure the minions away from others, allowing them to attack the wall without fear of being overwhelmed from behind. The dragon's minions will die once the wall is destroyed.

Phase 2

Once the Claw's health is reduced beyond 50%, Pact forces will blast the dragon out of the sky and it will drop down some distance to the northwest. During this phase, the Pact will send explosive golems to attack the dragon in an effort to stun it. Charrzooka barrels will provide flamethrowers instead of Pact Bazookas during Phase 2. The main objective is to help the golems reach the Claw by destroying Ice Pillars that pop up to block their way, chill, and destroy nearby allies. When the dragon is not stunned, the area near the dragon will cause Frozen Ground, similarly to the first phase. Skills with a range of 1200 can hit the dragon while remaining outside the range of the frozen ground, but they will do roughly 1/4 - 1/3 of their normal damage. Veteran Icebrood Elementals will also spawn on the ledges outside of the frozen ground that attack players and golems. In addition, veteran and champion Icebrood Wolves and Icebrood Maulers spawn and attack players, and will quickly make short work of anyone in their path unless dealt with correctly. However, all of the dragon's minions are once again destroyed once it's stunned. This phase will repeat until the Claw is killed or the event fails.

Tactics
  • Players can use stun break skills to remove fear. Two or more players using "Shake It Off!" or Mantra of Concentration or other immediate condition removal can help everyone from being constantly feared.
    • Players might also want to toggle Walk to avoid running too far away if under the effect of fear.
  • Not all long range weapons are effective. Only weapons with more than 1200 unit range can reliably reach the ice wall from the safe spot. Rangers and warriors (with Stronger Bowstrings trait) using longbows can accomplish this thanks to higher arc of their projectile attacks.
  • Area of effect healing and quickly reviving downed allies is extremely valuable as reviving defeated allies can take some time and is often impossible if they died within frozen ground.
  • Once stunned, the Claw can be attacked multiple times simultaneously to its head and/or claws by use of piercing attacks. This effectively allows some professions to double their damage output.
  • Bazookas are not available during the 2nd phase so it is advisable to get one as the 1st phase ends.
  • During the second phase, players not engaging the Claw directly should assist the golems:
    • Players can take the hit from icy projectiles used by Icebrood Elementals in effort to protect golems.
    • Players should distract the Icebrood Elementals on the ledges from the golems. Using a bazooka obtained during the 1st phase allows engagement out of range of retaliation attacks. Finding the right range and the right angle of attack takes trial and error.
    • Golems can be buffed by swiftness by use of Symbol of Swiftness or Temporal Curtain to hasten their advance.
    • It takes 7 golems to stun the Claw.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Foes[edit]

Objects[edit]

Rewards[edit]

Reward tier Experience Karma Coin
Gold 26,670
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378 Karma.png 88 Copper coin
Silver 20,003
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284 Karma.png 66 Copper coin
Bronze 13,335
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189 Karma.png 44 Copper coin
These are the expected rewards for a level 80 player.

Event Schedule[edit]

Boss Spawn time Countdown Zone Area Waypoint link
Claw of Jormag 02:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 05:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 08:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 11:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 14:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 17:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 20:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra
Claw of Jormag 23:30   Frostgorge Sound Frostwalk Tundra

Dialogue[edit]

Crusader Ian: It'll be coming over those mountains any second now, I just know it.
Crusader Ian: Eyes to the sky! Keep the dragon in your sights!
Crusader Ian: Fire at will! Force it out of the sky!
First time the Claw of Jormag lands
Agent Henley: The ice is shielding it from our attacks. Break the barrier!
Agent Henley: Some of you on the cannons; the rest, get up that hill!
Agent Henley: Incoming! Defend the cannons!
Agent Henley: Don't go after it unequipped! Guns and grenades are here at the base!
Whenever the Corrupted Ice Shield is destroyed
Pact Researcher Darrin: The wall's down! Strike now, while it's stunned!
Crusader Ian: It's airborne! Get those flak cannons firing!
Crusader Ian: Look up! Up!
Crusader Ian: Don't take your eyes off of it!
Subsequent landings
Agent Henley: The ice is shielding it from our attacks. Break the barrier!
Agent Henley: Incoming! Defend the cannons!
Beginning phase two
Pact Researcher Darrin: The cannons have been adjusted. This time, we'll bring it down...for good!
Pact Researcher Darrin: Here it comes. Fire away!
Pact Researcher Darrin: Time to see who's really king of the hill.
Agent Henley: Get those golems moving! Let's see if it likes the taste of explosives!
Pact Researcher Darrin: Use the terrain to our advantage! Protect the golems!
Repeated during phase two
Pact Researcher Darrin: Watch the ledges.
When the dragon is stunned by the golems during phase two
Pact Researcher Darrin: The wall's down! Strike now, while it's stunned!