This guy replaces Baron Rivendare in Stratholme in Cataclysm. Apparently same guy who was found inside the chapel.
Aurius doesn't wield Rivendare's runeblade, is it still obtainable in cataclysm? :O
Is there anything in-game (or from Blizzard's people) that officially confirms that this is the Aurius from the Alonsus Chapel? It seems pretty clear to me, but I'm having yet another idiotic debate with somebody over on WoWWiki who thinks that because Blizzard didn't say so (in a quest, in an interview, whatever), it's still only speculation, even when it's...kind of obvious who it is.
Awww Rivendare was so much more epic looking :(
I can confirm that after my 166th run I did get Runeblade of Baron Rivendare, so yes, it still drops :)
No mount yet though.. >_>
You'd think Aurius, being an ex-paladin, would be a bit more charitable to those who end his miserable undeath... this is untrue.
Given the last name, it is probable that the new Aurius is intended to be of familial connection to Baron Rivendare. A son, probably not. A brother is more likely. A fitting explanation as to why Aurius gave no mention concerning his corrupted brother in classic was because he was ashamed and because it wouldn't have changed the dire necessity of the Baron's death. This is one of those scenarios (which is not the first) where no previous lore existed, until some was created when Blizzard gave a character a last name. I find it very fascinating.
I got the Blade Yesterday..........Not that good of stats......
If you're going on a Deathcharger run, have never been to the Stratholme instance and have found yourself lost running around Market Row/Festival Lane by following outdated information, then you're in the wrong dungeon. It's been split in two and what apparently used to be the back entrance to the Undead Stratholme is now the
entrance and you no longer need any keys to access it.
Zone back out to Eastern Plaguelands and travel west of the Stratholme marker on the map to the Eastwall Gate, the entrance to Undead Stratholme (The Guantlet) is here.
To get to Rivendare you first have to unlock the gate to Slaughter Square. On the map you should see a triangle of bosses around The Gauntlet designated by skulls. Each boss is guarding a tomb which will open once you kill it, and each tomb holds an Ash'ari Crystal. You have to destroy all three crystals to open the gate to SS.
Once you're in SS you'll find that Rivendare's lair is closed off. To open it you have to kill all of the Abominations in the square, which will trigger a boss to appear from the doorway. Kill it. Once it's dead, this will trigger a few waves of Mindless Undead, and once these have been killed five or six Guard mobs will spawn. Once these are down, the entrance to Rivendare's chamber will finally be unlocked.
This boss is a new Cataclysm boss. If you remember well there was once a quest with a paladin who helps you kill the old baron. He thanks you and dies there. The hammer of this boss bares a resemblance to the one the paladin had. The quest does not say that he is actually that exact paladin we helped, but it may be him. This cannot be yet proven for only a simple hammer and a coincidence that they both bare the same name aren't enough.
"Zone back out to Eastern Plaguelands and travel west of the Stratholme marker"
After many years of searching I realised that he meant we should travel EAST of the Stratholme marker
Coordinates for the Eastwall Gate service entrance (where you enter to access this boss) is 43.5, 19.2, Eastern Plaguelands. Look on the map and go to Eastwall Gate and you should easily find it.
Be sure, once in Elder's Square inside the instance, to stop in the chapel on the right side of the square. There are 4 quest givers inside the chapel.
i soloed this, and i dont know how i did it, but somehow i was able to obtain this mount in just one try. maybe its easier now that people arent interested in this anymore?
I can confirm that he still drops the mount, cuz I just got it today, funny thing is that the achieve still says "Obtain the Deathcharger's Rains from
Rivendare in Stratholme"
I can confirm that he does indeed drop barons mount, after what must be thousands of runs on various chars since I began solo farming it at level 70 back in tbc it finally dropped for me just now.
Good to know he has it still for those of you who want it.
Because of the name change the counter in "Statistics" has stopped...
I don't know when and if Blizzard gonna fix it. But would be nice I think.
Decided to do a real quick run today after doing anzu in sethhek, I haven't ran strathome in months and i got the mount first run. I would say ive ran just 20 times which shows how horribly random this game really is, My advice to farmers keep a daily grind 10-12 no more and within a few weekd the mount is sure to be yours, good luck :)
I Can Confirm that Deathcharger's Reins drops from Rivendare as it dropped for me today on my 2nd Run.
The Achievement says Obtain the Deathcharger's Reins from Rivendare from Stratholme.
Character: Korillayn Realm: Frostmourne
Keep Farming Guys It Will Drop.
dropped me at the first kill :D
For a quick 1.5 minute long guide telling you all the things you may want to know, there's a video at
To Add somewhat further Clarification,
3 Specific bosses need to be killed. They are
They'll be standing in front of these big chamber like things. Once dead, the door will ope. Go inside, and there will be 4
s. Kill them, and the
will be destroyed (There doesn't actually seem to be any physical crystal).
Once all 3 crystals are destroyed, You'll see the following in your chat box:
Lord Aurius Rivendare yells: The Ash'ari Crystals have been destroyed! The Slaughterhouse is vulnerable!
You can now proceed through the gate (It was closed when the crystals were still active) to the final area. You'll see a bunch of
s and a few
s. Kill them, and
will come out. He will come out slowly, but he will attack you the moment he stops moving (so be prepared). Then a swarm of
s will run out. If you have an effective AoE spell, Now would be the perfect moment (I used
). Once they're gone, A bunch of
s (about 5) will come out. Once they're dead, Rivendare will yell out for you to come in, Run in and finish him off, and hope you get your mount :)
Just did this for the first time on my main for the achievment... sure enough mount dropped. If only my RNG luck was this good for things I actually want! But cool nonetheless.
Make sure to kill all the acolytes in the ziggurats after you kill each initial boss.
Anyone knows where can i find the Kills of him on the Statistic?
Baron Rivendare is in Classic, but killing Aurius is not adding more kills to Baron rivendare.
I would like to mention to the DKs here that you can actually get to the entrance (Eastwall Gate, Eastern Plagulands coords 43.5, 19.2) very fast from your "home" area that the Death Gate teleports you to. A quick flight east-north-east and you're ready to go for your mount.
I also use this as a way to accomplish several runs faster. On a timer, a DK with at least Artisan flying can shave at least 20 seconds off their total run times by using the Death Gate after killing Aurius and flying back instead of running all the way to the entrance. I have also found the time flying can be used to respond to missed whispers, check up on your Real ID friends, or alt-tab and look at wowhead.com :)
They changed the droprate.
Look first of all it is 2 different NPCs, so there is no proof they wanted theses 2 different NPCs to have the same droprates. Second of all, if you look at old Rivendare, for one blade drop, there is one mount, 1-1 precisely, far from that on the new rivendare, almost 2-1, way too big of a difference. If you take wowhead numbers as a bible, the droprate is now 0.8% instead of 1%, granted the level has been reduced from 60ish to 50ish, and they took time to rename the NPC, it looks like to me, this reduced droprate is indeed real. Which could potentially make that mount even more rare, and thus more awesome. Because the irony is that yes the mob is slightly weaker...but it's still a bug, and you are still stuck to 5 runs/hour...so it doesn't make farming easier...
Can we still get to him / does he still exists?
I have seen a couple of posts above from patch 4.1 or so stating they have received the mount; I though I read quite some time ago the mount was removed from the loot tables. I'm actually trying to farm up gear, but can't seem to get to him. In "The Gauntlet" there is an unopenable gate. And in "Crusader's Square" access to The Gauntlet is blocked by a similar unopenable gate. Anyway, if I missed the answer above, sorry to repeat. And I hope I didn't miss something obvious in the game, haha. Okay, thanks for any help!
How can I get access to The Gauntlet?
I ask because I can't come through the gate in Festival lane. Do you know if there are other ways I can pass the gate?
Killing him is being tracked again in stats. Under Stats > Dungeons & Raids > Classic it's now listed as "Rivendare Kills (Stratholme)".
ironic really...the Clout Mace with a droprate of 0.2% drops over the Deathchargers reins with a 0.8%
I've gotten more combinations of Helms, Maces, Rings, and Wands than anything else from this s.o.b.
Now whenever my alt gets Stratholme as a random, I drop. I hate this place with a passion, and secondly, pugs do NOT know how to run Stratholme.
A little tip if you are farming the mount or something else he drops on a Death Knight.
Instead of running out of the instance you can use your
and fly from Ebon Hold back to the instance.
(It took me 1 min and 20 secs to get from Rivendare's room back to the portal
Glyph of Death Gate
On a Pale Horse
When i ran out it took 1 min and 45 secs (My only speed boost was
This is a rare mount. Alltho i was super lucky to get it on my first run but my friend needed more then 300 try's. I wish you all good luck!
tip is to avoid as many packs as posible and just kill the 4 ziggurats to be able to reach the last room and in cata you can enter the service entrance to it goes alot faster.
Amusingly enough, the model of weapon he holds is actually identical to
, a Dwarven legend.
It's obviously not the same one by lore reasons, but it's amusing nonetheless.
just looted deathcharger on first run
I was boosting a friend today, and he was kind enough to drop both the Mount and the sword. I got the mount, my friend got the sword :) I also got Raven Lord earlier today, and im going to do most of the other bosses that drops mounts. I seem to be on fire :P
First run of my farming for
and I get the
Too bad I'm a shaman...
Edit: 7 runs and 2
Well buggery me... flew from SW to EP, which is one hell of a ride. Running around following the advice of the first post which is very good, but wow geography... not my strong suit.
Get to the wave of mindless derps and I'm like... hmmm killed them, no guards? Run in to where the mindless dudes came from... gate closed behind me. No way out. Well !@#$. Lesson to all... don't go in there.
after 250 kills, i've gotten about 10 of the swords, no mount, and today this just dropped and isn't even listed under his loot table.
I made a in-dept video on how to farm for this mount plus some tips on cutting down on time. Check it out
Let me know if this helps please.
a 72-run drop
I run thorugh this dungeon with my level 60 DK every day now and i have not gotten the mount but i have gotten several other stuff which has lower drop rate. Any tips to get trough fast?
EDIT: I got help by a friend and the sword dropped so he took it :(
As of 5.2.0 his hair is brown and his eyes no longer glow.
how the heck can he be in naxxramas and Stratholme at the same time?
Just got my Deathcharger today with my 85 priest. it was my 7th toon to try it on. I tried something different this time. I let lord Rivendare live a while and waited until after he summoned skeletons the third time... don't know if this helped but the mount dropped...I couldn't believe it :)
When i started solo this yesterday had to run this 21 times to get the mount. Good Luck farming everyone.
Just a word of warning to hunters doing this for the mount, don't let your pet kill this guy for you. I did this just now by casting Kill Command and boom he was down, but I was unable to loot him. Don't make the same mistake I did.
This guy apparently once helped (an could fight alongside) to defeat his father in the original Wow. He was then slain by horde Palys who were looking for their chargers. After Catta he was brought unto Undeath.
His father then moved up in rank an replaced Highlord Mograine.
i just got my mount on my dk, after 57 kills. but no sword. however, sword dropped 4 times for my mage in just 25 kills...
Neat little cheat/trick I found.
For those of you hunters who have the legendary cloak, you may know that the effect that procs can be used on mobs even through walls/doors.
First off, make a macro for /target lord aurius. Now you need to gather all of the abominations outside of Rivendare's building, and pull them over to the right side of the building, as close as you can get to Rivendare. Aoe the abominations down and when the effect (hopefully) procs, spam the macro and you'll be able to attack Rivendare with the cape's proc despite a wall being between you. He dies, both of the building's doors open, and you've now skipped the majority of his little "gauntlet" type thing.
Works even without cloak, just by spamming kill command while toggling passive on and off on pet.
39 kills... No mount so far, 1 sword though! Posting for luck =] I will edit when I get it!
/Marwyn, Laughing Skull EU
Edit: Didn't get it yet.. I was farming before bed and had 49 kills, thought "heck, I'll go for 1 more run so that I have 50 kills".. I run it, and in the end I see the text of an epic loot inside of the boss, at first I thought "YES", only to realize it was the sword I had gotten for a second time in 50 kills... T______T
aw. (Will edit when I get it, like I said before xD)
Edit no2: Got the sword again...... on kill 55.. Lol! I'm getting there...(hopefully)
Edit no3: FINALLY! I was whispering with by brother and told him I just had 58 kills on Rivendare and still no mount.. I killed him so I had 59 kills, and I did /beg on his corpse, only to troll.. And then I reset and enter again, kill him and on kill 60 It dropped! I'm so happy now :D Now I will never have to return to Strat again hoho
Want to know how many times you've killed him without painfully searching through your statistics?
Use this macro:
/run print("Rivendare kills: "..(GetStatistic(1097)));
Thanks for the assistance. But as someone already mentioned, travel EAST (not West) from Stratholme. Good luck!
Two runeblades in 24 kills on this particular toon, still no mount. Maybe next run?
one day i will get this mount
This guide will demonstrate the fastest way to farm for
Bring along a, high level (92+ ideally), Feral Druid with the talent,
and that your cloak has 10% speed bonus enchant on it (example:
). While this guide will focus on using a Druid a Rogue will also work.
• If you have any other pieces of gear with a Speed stat, this can be helpful as well.
Travel to Northpass Tower in northern
and enter the Elder's Square Service Entrance gate located west at coords 43.5, 19.4.
1. Open the first gate between the Service Entrance and Elder's Square, and then activate
, followed by
to the next gate, Gauntlet Gate, at coords 63.4, 66.2.
• Open the Gate. This will cause you to lose your
, but if you shouldn't be attacked by the nearby mobs.
• Follow this passageway to the next gate, and open it.
and travel to coords 74.6, 46.8 where you will kill
• The doorway behind her will open -- go inside, round up the
mobs and kill them.
• Exit the chamber, to where you killed
2. Activate your
• Hang a right and continue toward coords 68.3, 20.0.
• Move around the mobs in front of
, and kill
• The doorway behind him will open -- go inside, round up the
mobs and kill them.
• Exit the camber, to where you killed
, and again, move around the mobs that are on the stairs in front of the corpse of
• Hang a right, and then a left before the fountain, traveling toward a gate at coords 58.8, 34.0.
• When you reach 58.8, 34.0, activate
and run through the gate to avoid being trapped inside.
• Travel toward coords 56.8, 46.6 and kill
• The doorway behind it will open -- go inside, round up the
mobs and kill them.
• Exit the chamber and go to where you had killed
and travel through the gates in front of, and slightly to the left of you (where you ran through using
a moment ago) at coords 58.2, 39.4.
Take the fork to the left, and travel to a gate at coords 54.0, 19.8 (you can ignore
for the sake of this speed run).
5. Once in Slaughter Square, round up and kill 9
, who will come out of the building at 42.6, 20.3.
• Travel to a gate to the left of the building (coords: 43.0, 29.5) and kill the
that come through.
• Go back to the building where
came out of and kill the
that come forth.
• Enter that building and defeat
• Hopefully your loot will contain
NOTE: While in
, avoid as much of the trash as possible as you want to maintain your speed increase that goes along with
Speed tip if you're repeatedly running the dungeon by yourself for the mount:
Rather than running back out after you kill Rivendare, pull up Group Finder, join a group (preferably one with auto-invite, like "Realm hop" groups in the Custom category), then leave the group.
It will give you the message "You are not in this instance's group. You will be teleported to the nearest graveyard in 60 seconds." After the countdown, it ports you a few yards from the Eastwall Gate entrance so you can "Reset all instances" and try again. Perhaps you could run out manually in 60 seconds, but this allows relaxing 60 second breaks!
Addons like "Cross Realm Assist" and "Server Hop" may make finding and joining an auto-invite group finder group a few seconds faster than using the default interface.
Can't believe I am still farming his mount after all these years!
Did something happen to his loot table? The only thing he is dropping now is the Helm, 4 runs, same single drop. Hope this is just bad luck on my part, we'll see after a few more runs.
Wow, this guy is impossible! My level 65 dwarf shaman had no trouble with the other bosses in this dungeon, but this one has kicked my butt three times now. All the comments seem to be about how many times it takes for him to drop a certain item, but I can't even kill him once. What's the secret?
The Scaling for this mob seems totally bugged at the Moment. He needs 3 to 5 Hits from my Level 110 Fury Warrior who Speedfarms this wit an itemlevel of well over 800. Srsly?
The sword cannot be 1,8%. 128 kills, no mount, 12 swords. Some comments here are pretty "encouraging"... Stonecore took me the most runs. (I'm talking about dungeons specifically.) 122 was the number required for the mount. But there were teleports, so it wasn't that painfull. Stratholme is hell. I can recommend Mage with Chrono Shift and Bear Tartare. You can fly through the dungeon. But the way back is still very painful... :-( (I don't want to use Hearthstone removal, you never know when someone in Blizzard decides it's an exploit and they will take some action against you...)
There is something very wrong about the droprates for the Sword and mount rn I think...
imgur (DOT) com/a/1fVlb5e
I have received 30-40 swords and no mounts in 200 runs...
Must have been a Fury Warrior before he turned, he can drop two Runeblades in a single kill!
Its 2% drop chance, so its mathmatically a 0.04% chance to recieve a double sword, rarer to get that than the mount! Its happened three times now...
Edit: Got the mount next kill... spoopy...
Drop rate are off. I have looted Baron Rivendare's Runeblade 25 times (exactly) in the past 7 days (3% drop rate). Deathcharger is said to have .8% drop rate, which means it should have dropped 6-7 times for the 25 times the runeblade has dropped. ZERO after COUNTLESS runs. Not to mention I'm a vanilla player and have run this countless times over the years.
Ok, im standing right in front door before Aurius Rivendare, door is CLOSED.. What the @#$% ? What is this bug, how do I get to him?
Bonescraper (blue dagger) is not listed here on his drop table but is unique to his drop table. It also still drops -- I was farming it for transmog and it dropped about two minutes ago.
I randomly decided to run this while talking with friends, and twice in a row i got his sword which has 4% drop rate. Well thats life I guess
so started tackling this today. got the sword after 15 runs. now the grind for the mount begins
If you go in the instance entrance shown on the map and are wondering how to get to the other part of Stratholme, with Lord Aurius Rivendare, run back out. It's a completely different entrance at Eastwall Gate, /way Eastern Plaguelands 43 19 . It does not have the typical blue instance icon on the map, but go in the gate and through the short corridor and you're there.
Had no issues in Slaughter Square killing all the mobs and then Rivendare. Unfortunately there were NO quests available before or once I entered the Servant's Entrance.
Once I cleaned out the entire dungeon, THEN friendly NPC's arrived with quests for Rivendare and a few other items. Of course, impossible to complete since I already finished killing everything. I did get the dungeon achievement for Stratholme though.
Had to wait a few days, then go back in to do it all over again for the quests. No idea why the quests appeared AFTER the dungeon was complete.
这个 NPC 能在这些地区找到：
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