Warcraft Movie: Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian Preview
Over this week and next, we’ve partnered with Legendary to reveal a series of images and videos about
! Up today is Medivh’s staff,
. Check out our
Warcraft Movie Hub
for more film coverage and a link to buy tickets.
In early World of Warcraft, casters could acquire
as part of a legendary questline. This weapon was wielded by all of the Guardians. You can find
wielding the weapon in
, an instance that goes back in time to recreate the opening of the Dark Portal. The weapon is currently used by Khadgar, another character from the movie, and an important NPC in Warlords of Draenor for the
You can learn more about Medivh and the other Guardians in the in-game books
Appearance and Stats
The movie and in-game versions share a number of details, including the signature carved raven and tattered ribbon.
The in-game version also periodically summons a flock of ravens and opens a group portal to
, Medivh’s tower. As this weapon had a different variant for each type of caster, the ribbons also changed color: red for Mage, blue for Warlock, yellow for Priest, green for Druid.
In addition to having strong weapon stats, each version of Atiesh buffed your party, such as spell damage, healing, mana regeneration, and critical strike.
had an easter egg in the
. Nielas Aran, the father of Medivh, will exclaim “Where did you get that? Did he send you?"
Players that acquired Atiesh received the
Feat of Strength.
While Atiesh can no longer be acquired by players, the original questline was challenging.
Each boss in Naxxramas had a chance to drop a
were required, and as Naxxramas was considered one of the most difficult raids in the history of WoW, progressing on Splinters was slow.
were then combined into
, which started the quest
and the followup
. This quest required the player to kill the end bosses in Naxxramas and
. It also required players to hit neutral with
, a bit of a grind as players started off at Hated.
Why is the base in Ahn’Qiraj? Blame Brann Bronzebeard.
The final part of the quest chain,
, sends the player to old Stratholme to defeat
Take the staff to Stratholme. It is there that you will find a piece of consecrated earth: ground where the greatest knights of Lordaeron were murdered. Place the befouled staff upon the holy ground and prepare for an entity of immense power to break from within... Defeat the demonic being that controls the staff and return to me.
As part of the fight against
, a member of your party can loot the conjured legendary
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