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Fraenir of Jormag

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Fraenir of Jormag

The Fraenir of Jormag is the highest ranking Son of Svanir and chosen by the Elder Dragon Jormag. He is responsible for raising powerful Icebrood Constructs and summoning the far-reaching blizzard in Bjora Marches in preparation for the Icebrood invasion. The fraenir has invaded the Raven Sanctum and stolen Raven's magic within which he corrupts for his master's purposes.


The fraenir was chosen by the Elder Dragon Jormag to promote its cause. As the highest ranking officer in the Sons of Svanir, he possessed great elemental magic with which he could summon devastating blizzards.[1]

By 1332 AE, Jormag ordered the fraenir to invade the Bjora Marches with the Sons of Svanir and the Icebrood. To accomplish his goal, the fraenir assaulted the Raven Sanctum where he imprisoned the shamans of Raven within ice pillars and began stealing their magic in order to corrupt it and use it for the benefit of his campaign. To keep himself safe, the fraenir used corrupted Raven magic to seal the sanctum and thus prevent anyone from accessing it.

By the time General Almorra Soulkeeper arrived at Jora's Keep and began formulating a plan with Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir on how to breach the sanctum, the fraenir had already amassed a large army with which he terrorized the marches. He summoned a powerful blizzard and, using corrupted Raven magic, raised icebrood constructs which he sent to assault Jora's Keep, the Vigil's base of operations in the region which was being protected by the magic of Raven's havroun Weibe.[2]

Communing with Jormag, the fraenir eventually sensed how a group consisting of the Pact Commander, Braham Eirsson, Crecia Stoneglow, Jhavi Jorasdottir and Rytlock Brimstone had managed to enter the inner sanctum after they had used the two Raven lenses which had been in Almorra and Jhavi's possession. The elementalist gleefully welcomed the party, focusing on the Commander in particular. He admitted that he and his master had underestimated the Commander's skill of clearing obstacles but that they would not repeat the same mistake again. The fraenir announced that he had been called to something greater and that the era of Dragon was about to begin.

Despite fighting with all his might and leeching power from the Raven shamans, the fraenir was ultimately defeated. Before the party could recover, however, the fraenir's body suddenly stood up, now manipulated by Jormag. Using the elementalist's mouth to speak through, the Elder Dragon explained that it wanted to help the newest Elder Dragon Aurene to bring eternal peace to Tyria and how Aurene and her allies would eventually realize that they needed Jormag's help to face the "terrible things that lurk just beyond the horizon." Having said its piece, the Elder Dragon's presence left the fraenir's body which fell to the ground.


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Story involvement[edit]

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

Event involvement[edit]

Event flag (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defend Raven shrines to keep energy flowing to Havroun Weibe (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the icebrood construct before it reaches Havroun Weibe (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

Open World and Story[edit]

  • Calls Ice Storms

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  • Frost Shards - Projectile attack. (during Storms of Winter)
  • Icequake - The fraenir slams into the ground creating a shock wave that knocks enemies down and explodes any ice blocks it contacts. The shock wave can be jumped.
  • Ice Shockwave -
  • Raven Leap - ...
  • Snowblind - The frigid cold saps your health.
  • Staff Strike - Melee attack
Stolen skills

Strike Mission[edit]

Primary article: Weekly Strike Mission: Fraenir of Jormag#Walkthrough
  • Calls Ice Storms

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  • Dagger Strike - Deals damage and applies vulnerability.
  • Flare of Ice - The Fraenir spins, creating three sets of four AoEs nearby that deal moderate damage if they hit. Each set of AoEs is larger and further away from the Fraenir than the previous set but deal the same damage.
  • Frostbite Aura - Icebrood construct pulses a volatile aura that deals damage every 3 seconds to all foes within a range of 2,000.
  • Frozen Missile - The fraenir tracks a target, then fires a frozen missile that deals damage and launches the enemies it hits.
  • Raven Leap - Leap to a distant target and inflict medium damage and Blinded.png Blinded.
  • Torrent of Ice - Rains ice blocks over a large area, encasing enemies hit in ice.
    • Redirect Arrow.png Icequake - The fraenir slams into the ground creating a shock wave that knocks enemies down and explodes any ice blocks it contacts. The shock wave can be jumped.
      • Redirect Arrow.png Shatter - Shatter all ice shards impacted by the shock wave.
Stolen skills


  • A giant model of the Fraenir of Jormag can be seen on a cliff in the Frozen Pass summoning portals and ordering the Icebrood horde to advance during the Storms of Winter meta event until the completion of The Invitation, after which he is replaced by a generic Svanir Seer. He has no nameplate, is untargetable, and vanishes if the player gets too close only to reappear if the player moves away from the cliffs.


Related achievements[edit]


  1. ^ What's Left Behind
    <Character name>: Jhavi, what is the fraenir?
    Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: The Sons of Svanir's highest officer. Chosen by Jormag. The blizzard, the attack on the's all his doing.
    Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: They've had this region in a stranglehold since Almorra arrived. The attacks never stop. [...]
    Braham Eirsson: Well...okay, the fraenir is the one leading the attacks, right? We stop him, we stop the Sons of Svanir.
    Warmaster Jhavi Jorasdottir: Exactly. But he's protected in the Raven Sanctum. Somehow he's using stolen Raven magic to seal himself inside.
  2. ^ Defeat the icebrood construct before it reaches Havroun Weibe
  3. ^ Guild Chat - Episode 95