In World of Warcraft Patch 6.2, we introduced a new series of seven different weekend Bonus Events, two of which feature Timewalking Dungeons—one in Outland dungeons for characters level 71 and higher, and another in Northrend dungeons for level 81 and higher. When you Timewalk these dungeons, your character’s power and gear will be scaled down to a fraction of what they normally are, and as you may have never ventured into some (or any) of these dangerous places, it might be a good idea to prepare yourself now.
Utgarde Keep was long thought to be abandoned, a relic of a lost civilization among the central cliffs of the Howling Fjord. Yet in recent days something has roused the fortress' slumbering residents, the vrykul.
Feared to be allied with the Scourge, the savage race now terrorizes nearby settlements. With ferocious proto-dragons at their command and unparalleled prowess in battle, the vrykul pose a direct threat to Horde and Alliance campaigns in Northrend. Perhaps the only way to break the will of Utgarde's denizens is to defeat their revered leaders - but any heroes who fail in this task will surely become trophies to line the ancient halls of the vrykul fortress.
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Svala distinguished herself as Ingvar the Plunderer's lieutenant, leading perilous scouting missions in Horde and Alliance outposts. It was she who discovered the enemy's plans to invade Utgarde, giving the Lich King time to prepare. For her service, he has transformed her into a val'kyr, revered warrior maiden of the Scourge.
The vrykul keep many trophies at Utgarde Keep, and Gortok is among the most impressive. King Ymiron displays the frozen magnataur's cruel countenance as a reminder that even the most savage beasts are mere decorations for vrykul halls. This living statue will sow destruction if liberated, unleashing his wrath indiscriminately.
Skadi the Ruthless
The vrykul assign nicknames based on accomplishments. Cleansing a Drakkari bloodline or decapitating taunka might garner the appellation of "dutiful," but it takes a true act of depravity to be called "ruthless." Skadi earned his title long ago for relentlessly hunting down vrykul who sheltered the malformed infants, predecessors of humanity, condemned by Ymiron.
Proud Ymiron ruled the northern wastes until the vrykul's long slumber relegated him to insignificance. He regained consciousness to find that his wife had been murdered, his lands besieged by enemies. He has cast off his mortality and demands vengeance, eager to show the terrible resolve of an awakened giant.
- During Svala's ritual sacrifice, you must focus fire on the Ritual Channelers.
- Spread out when fighting Gortok's Ravenous Furbolg!
- Skadi sometimes drops Reins of the Blue Proto-Drake. Talk this through with your party.
- Prepare all of your offensive and defensive dispels for King Ymiron.
Achievements and Reputation
If you haven’t earned these achievements already, completing this dungeon will award Heroic: Utgarde Pinnacle and Utgarde Pinnacle.
If your group is superb and wants to go for it, you can also earn:
- Hail To The King, Baby
- King's Bane
- Lodi Dodi We Loves the Skadi
- My Girl Loves to Skadi All the Time
- The Incredible Hulk
Get in there and Fight!
Timewalking dungeons have come to WoW! During the Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking weekend, keep an eye out for the weekend-only quest "A Frozen Path Through Time", which rewards a Seal of Inevitable Fate when you complete five Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking dungeons.
What's your main goal in Northrend Timewalking dungeons? Transmog? Achievements? Will it be your first time in Utgarde Pinnacle? Let us know in the comments below.