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Strike Mission: Shiverpeaks Pass

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Strike Mission: Shiverpeaks Pass

Levels
80
Type
Strike Mission
Zone
Grothmar Valley
(Ascalon)
API
API

A Race to Arms loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Recent reports say Shiverpeaks Pass has become more dangerous since the icebrood construct caused an avalanche that severed the path farther north. Crecia and the Blood Legion are looking for volunteers to trek into the pass to check whether conditions are safe to begin rebuilding the way through.

— In-game description

Strike Mission: Shiverpeaks Pass is the first Strike Mission introduced into the game.

Getting there[edit]

After selecting one of the modes, either Public or Squad, players will be put into a new instance with up to 10 players. If a Public mission engages the boss with fewer than 10 players, it will be locked down and no more players will be able to join. Activating the beacon does not lock entry, however starting the boss causes all further participants to enter dead.

Objectives[edit]

  • Speak to the Blood Legion captain to begin the Strike Mission.
  • Players in Strike Mission: x (if public)
  • Brave the elements and reach the top of Shiverpeaks Pass.
  • Engage the icebrood construct.
    • Icebrood Construct
    • Event bar.jpgEvent boss (tango icon).png
    • Time remaining: 12:00
    • Defeat the boss quickly to obtain more reward chests.
    • Daily Chests Awarded: x
    • Bonus chest 1 disappears in: 7:00
    • Bonus chest 2 disappears in: 4:00
  • Strike Mission complete!
  • Daily Chests Awarded: x/3
  • Mission closes in: 2:00

Rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Jumping puzzle
Slam attack.
Boulder Rush.
Great Wave (with Ice Shatter).

Once the strike mission has started by interacting with the Blood Legion Captain, ascend the cave path that opens up. Once the first person passes the halfway point in the cavern, a frozen boulder will start to roll. To avoid to boulder, stand to the side of the cave. Once you've made it through the cave, climb the rocks up to the jumping puzzle area. Since gliding is enabled, you can freely glide from the platforms, grabbing the several Grothmar Valley Chests on the path, for a total of five. Once the first person reaches the end platform, a beacon to teleport to will activate (useable by interacting with Shrine.png icon on the map), allowing everyone to instantly teleport to the final boss.

Boss Fight

A giant Icebrood Construct will be at the final platform, acting as the strike mission's final boss. The boss itself uses a small variety of telegraphed attacks:

  1. Slam attack / Ice Shock Wave - This attack is telegraphed by a quick red blink across the floor. About a second later, the boss will slam down his fist, and a shockwave will emanate from the circle that will knock down players. This shockwave can be dodged, jumped or blocked.
  2. Boulder Rush - A number of frozen boulders will start spinning around the boss. Although relatively weak on their own, they can be dangerous if the player is hit consecutively. The best way to avoid them is to group up around the boss, as the boulders will circle around the group, but without hitting them.
  3. Great Wave / Whirlwind - Occasionally, and preferably in combination with Boulder Rush, the boss will perform a 180° arm-wave attack. This attack can be dodged or blocked, but will cause a powerful wind to stir afterwards. This wind will cause loss of character mobility and, combined with the spinning frozen boulders, can cause a chain of deadly collisions. Avoid this attack by hugging the boss before it starts.

As with most raid-like bosses the Legendary Icebrood Construct has a pulsing aura, Frostbite Aura, that damages those within range.

Once at 50% health, the boss will lose one arm (Shatter Arm), and will generally start attacking a little more aggressively. The initial slam attack will be replaced with a freezing variant, indicated by a slightly larger AoE ring. The new attack will not cause a shockwave, but rather will spawn a large pool of ice; inflicting heavy chill, it can cause a loss of mobility, coupled with its sliding properties. A new attack called Ice Shatter is similar but different than Boulder Rush.

  1. Ice Shatter - The icebrood construct shatters a piece of its core, creating ice platforms that shoot multiple ice projectiles. Once the projectiles stop, the platform becomes safe to stand on.

None of the boss's attacks are lethal, and as such can be mitigated with group healing or defensive abilities.

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Charr

Foes[edit]

Icebrood

Dialogue[edit]

Mail.png

Crecia Stoneglow

Strike Mission: Shiverpeaks Pass


Commander,

Thank you for your help during the All-Legion Rally.

Blood Legion must start rebuilding the bridge to the Shiverpeaks that Bangar's troops destroyed. I'm looking for volunteers to head back up the mountain pass to see if conditions have improved enough to do so. After seeing in person what you're capable of, I figured I'd reach out to you.

If you're interested, speak to my captain near Shiver Gate. Both Rytlock and I will try to stay in touch if you decide to head back up there.

Best Regards,
Crecia

At the Shiver Gate
Blood Legion Captain: Commander! We're looking for volunteers to scout the pass. See if it's safe to go on. Want to help?

Shiverpeaks Pass[edit]

Speaking to the female captain
Blood Legion Captain: Do you want to return to Grothmar Valley?
Talk more option tango.png Yes.
Talk end option tango.png No.
Speaking to the male captain
Blood Legion Captain: Thanks for the assistance, Commander. Is your squad ready to go?
If public:
(Advancing will lock your party and prevent any other players from joining the Strike Mission.)
Talk ready option.png Let's do this.
Talk end option tango.png We're still waiting for more people to show up.
If fewer than 10 players
Blood Legion Captain: Sure there's enough of you?
(You currently have fewer players than recommended for this Strike Mission. Choose to go forward anyway, or wait for more help.)
Talk ready option.png Yup. We're ready.
Your party has been locked.
No new players will be able to join the Strike Mission. Work with your party to complete the goal!
Talk end option tango.png We'll wait for more help.
Exploring the pass
Rytlock Brimstone: Commander. Heard you're headed back into the pass. I'll be right there—
Crecia Stoneglow: Give me that! YOU stay put.
Rytlock Brimstone: HEY!
Crecia Stoneglow: Be careful up there. Conditions have gotten worse since Bangar left. You'll have to find another way up.
Crecia Stoneglow: The storm isn't normal. Blocking us from following Bangar...
Crecia Stoneglow: Makes you wonder if it's intentional. And who's pulling the strings.
Rytlock Brimstone: Watch yourself out there, Commander.
Arriving at the platform
Teleport Beacon Lit.
<Character name> has braved the weather and reached Bitter Horn. An imbued Norn Beacon has been lit, allowing you to teleport to it if you choose to. While you're outside of Bitter Horn, an interactive icon for the Beacon will appear on your minimap.
Rytlock Brimstone: Commander! You heard it too, Cre. I should be there!
Crecia Stoneglow: You're being a distraction!
Upon defeating the Legendary Icebrood Construct
Rytlock Brimstone: Sounds like that worked out okay.
Crecia Stoneglow: But no change to the storm. If someone's responsible, it wasn't that thing. I'll send more scouts later.

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