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{{For|the boss of Stratholme|Atiesh}}
 
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[[File:Atiesh with ravens.jpg|thumb|A Forsaken wielding Atiesh, with lured ravens in the background.]]
 
[[File:Atiesh with ravens.jpg|thumb|A Forsaken wielding Atiesh, with lured ravens in the background.]]
'''Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian''' is a [[staff]] currently wielded by [[Med'an]]<ref name=armageddon>''[[Armageddon]]'', a World of Warcraft comic.</ref>. It was born from the "seed of hate"<ref name=angela>''[[Archmage Angela Dosantos]]'', a World of Warcraft NPC</ref> and grants its wielder "power unending"<ref name=tarsis>''[[Archmage Tarsis Kir-Moldir]]'', a World of Warcraft NPC</ref>. It was passed down by each [[Guardian of Tirisfal]] to its successor<ref name=tarsis/>.
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'''Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian''' is a [[staff]] currently wielded by [[Khadgar]]. It was born from the "seed of hate"<ref name=angela>''[[Archmage Angela Dosantos]]'', a World of Warcraft NPC</ref> and grants its wielder "power unending"<ref name=tarsis>''[[Archmage Tarsis Kir-Moldir]]'', a World of Warcraft NPC</ref>. It was passed down by each [[Guardian of Tirisfal]] to its successor<ref name=tarsis/>.
   
 
Atiesh can be used to open up portals to [[Karazhan]] and is also known for attracting ravens towards the wielder<ref>''[http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=31798 Atiesh Visual]'', a World of Warcraft spell.</ref>.
 
Atiesh can be used to open up portals to [[Karazhan]] and is also known for attracting ravens towards the wielder<ref>''[http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=31798 Atiesh Visual]'', a World of Warcraft spell.</ref>.
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{{:Splinter of Atiesh|mode=home}}
 
{{:Splinter of Atiesh|mode=home}}
   
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian is a {{quality|legendary}} [[caster]] [[staff]] which could be assembled via a quest prior to the release of [[Patch 3.0.2]], when [[Naxxramas (original)|Naxxramas]] moved back to [[Northrend]]. The quest begins inside Naxxramas and involves obtaining several parts of the staff.
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Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian is a {{quality|legendary}} [[caster]] [[staff]] which could be assembled via a quest prior to the release of [[Patch 3.0.2]], when [[Naxxramas (original)|Naxxramas]] moved back to [[Northrend]]. The quest began inside Naxxramas and involved obtaining several parts of the staff.
 
* The staff could be obtained by [[mage]]s, [[warlocks]], [[priest]]s, and [[druid]]s.
 
* The staff could be obtained by [[mage]]s, [[warlocks]], [[priest]]s, and [[druid]]s.
* The item stats vary slightly for each class.
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* The item stats varied slightly for each class.
* The cloth portion of the staff varies based on which version it is: green for druids, red for mages, white for priests, and blue for warlocks.
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* The cloth portion of the staff varied based on the version: green for druids, red for mages, white for priests, and blue for warlocks.
* The staff provides the ability to open a portal to Medivh's tower of [[Karazhan]]; however, at the time of Atiesh's release into ''World of Warcraft'', Karazhan had yet to be implemented. It was opened upon the release of ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|Burning Crusade]]''. The portal leads to the front door of Karazhan.
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* The staff provided the ability to open a portal to Medivh's tower of [[Karazhan]]; however, at the time of Atiesh's release into ''World of Warcraft'', Karazhan had yet to be implemented. It was opened upon the release of ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|Burning Crusade]]''. The portal leads to the front door of Karazhan.
   
 
=== Assembling the staff ===
 
=== Assembling the staff ===
* [[Kel'Thuzad]]'s underlings in [[Naxxramas]] each have a chance to drop a {{loot|Legendary|Splinter of Atiesh}}.
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* [[Kel'Thuzad]]'s underlings in [[Naxxramas]] each had a chance to drop a {{loot|Legendary|Splinter of Atiesh}}.
** Once all 40 Splinters have been found, they may be combined into the {{loot|Legendary|Frame of Atiesh}}, which gives a quest to visit the dragon [[Anachronos]]. Players were then given a quest to obtain the staff head and base of Atiesh. They had to be at least [[neutral]] with the [[Brood of Nozdormu]] to be able to talk to [[Anachronos]] to complete the quest and be able to pick up the following quest to obtain the head and base.
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** Once 40 Splinters were obtained, they could be combined into the {{loot|Legendary|Frame of Atiesh}}, which gave a quest to visit the dragon [[Anachronos]]. Players were then given a quest to obtain the staff head and base of Atiesh. They had to be at least [[neutral]] with the [[Brood of Nozdormu]] to be able to talk to [[Anachronos]] to complete the quest and be able to pick up the following quest to obtain the head and base.
* [[Kel'Thuzad]] drops the {{loot|common|Staff Head of Atiesh}}.
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* [[Kel'Thuzad]] dropped the {{loot|common|Staff Head of Atiesh}}.
* The {{loot|Common|Base of Atiesh}} drops from [[C'Thun]] in the [[Temple of Ahn'Qiraj]].
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* The {{loot|Common|Base of Atiesh}} dropped from [[C'Thun]] in the [[Temple of Ahn'Qiraj]].
* The final step was going to [[Stratholme]] to cleanse the staff, followed by slaying [[Atiesh]]. The summoning location was in the [[Festival Lane]] west of the [[Alonsus Chapel]], in between the western ("[[Scarlet Crusade|Scarlet]]") and eastern (Scourge) districts of Stratholme.
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* The final step involved going to [[Stratholme]] to cleanse the staff, followed by slaying [[Atiesh]]. The summoning location was in the [[Festival Lane]] west of the [[Alonsus Chapel]], in between the western ("[[Scarlet Crusade|Scarlet]]") and eastern (Scourge) districts of Stratholme.
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===In Warlords of Draenor===
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In the [[Warlords of Draenor]] expansion, Khadgar wields this staff during his time on Draenor. This appears to possibly contradict the events in the warcraft [[Comic]], which depicts [[Med'an]] as the new wielder of Atiesh. Medan seems like the logical choice, as the staff was previously passed down from guardian-to-guardian. However, Khadgar was Medivh's apprentice and it seems that his claim to the staff was given priority.
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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*It was the first legendary caster item added to the game.
 
*It was the first legendary caster item added to the game.
 
*Although the quest chain can no longer be started, players on the {{Questlong|Neutral|60R|Atiesh, the Befouled Greatstaff}} step or later who have already obtained all of the items from the original Naxxramas can still complete it.
 
*Although the quest chain can no longer be started, players on the {{Questlong|Neutral|60R|Atiesh, the Befouled Greatstaff}} step or later who have already obtained all of the items from the original Naxxramas can still complete it.
*The number of pieces that the staffs shatters to could be a reference to '''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy''', where 42 is said to be the answer to the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything.
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*The number of shattered pieces of the staff could be a reference to '''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy''', where 42 is said to be the answer to the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything.
   
 
== Patch changes==
 
== Patch changes==

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For the boss of Stratholme, see Atiesh.
Inv staff medivh
Atiesh with ravens

A Forsaken wielding Atiesh, with lured ravens in the background.

Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian is a staff currently wielded by Khadgar. It was born from the "seed of hate"[1] and grants its wielder "power unending"[2]. It was passed down by each Guardian of Tirisfal to its successor[2].

Atiesh can be used to open up portals to Karazhan and is also known for attracting ravens towards the wielder[3].

HistoryEdit

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Medivh, the last Guardian of Tirisfal, wielding Atiesh.

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Medivh holding Atiesh while talking to thrall in a vision.

Its date of creation is unknown, but it is known that Atiesh was forged from the "seed of hate" and was wielded by each Guardian of Tirisfal until the line ended with Medivh. This would set the age of Atiesh at thousands of years.

Following the assassination of Medivh, the staff was brought to Dalaran where it was held by successive members of the Kirin Tor, who all found their deaths soon[1] (except for highborne sorcerer Tarsis Kir-Moldir, it appears[2]). After all these deaths, it was decided that the staff was to be put "behind impenetrable barriers of magic"[1] and a "watcher" was appointed: Angela Dosantos. The shattering of the staff came about following the destruction of Dalaran by Archimonde[2], probably due to the failsafe system of the magical barrier[1]. Atiesh was shattered into forty-two pieces which were scattered across all of Azeroth[2]. Brann Bronzebeard held the [Base of Atiesh], which he somehow lost to C'Thun[2]. The Scourge captured the forty-one other pieces, twenty of which were initially held by Tarsis[2]. Forty pieces of Atiesh were each entrusted to a different lieutenant of Kel'Thuzad within Naxxramas, while the fallen mage himself held the staff's head[2].

When Naxxramas appeared over the Eastern Plaguelands, the Argent Dawn attempted to prevent this powerful focus of power from falling into the hands of the necromancer-lich, Kel'Thuzad[1], and were apparently successful in this regard.

Later, Meryl Winterstorm sent Garona Halforcen on a mission to retrieve the base of the shattered staff[4] from within the remains of C'Thun. Garona succeeded and gave the base to Med'an, who restored the whole staff simply by holding it while being imbued with the powers of the New Council of Tirisfal.[5].

In World of Warcraft Edit

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Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian is a legendary caster staff which could be assembled via a quest prior to the release of Patch 3.0.2, when Naxxramas moved back to Northrend. The quest began inside Naxxramas and involved obtaining several parts of the staff.

  • The staff could be obtained by mages, warlocks, priests, and druids.
  • The item stats varied slightly for each class.
  • The cloth portion of the staff varied based on the version: green for druids, red for mages, white for priests, and blue for warlocks.
  • The staff provided the ability to open a portal to Medivh's tower of Karazhan; however, at the time of Atiesh's release into World of Warcraft, Karazhan had yet to be implemented. It was opened upon the release of Burning Crusade. The portal leads to the front door of Karazhan.

Assembling the staff Edit

In Warlords of DraenorEdit

Warlords-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Warlords of Draenor.

In the Warlords of Draenor expansion, Khadgar wields this staff during his time on Draenor. This appears to possibly contradict the events in the warcraft Comic, which depicts Med'an as the new wielder of Atiesh. Medan seems like the logical choice, as the staff was previously passed down from guardian-to-guardian. However, Khadgar was Medivh's apprentice and it seems that his claim to the staff was given priority.

Notes Edit

  • Atiesh means "fire" in Persian.
  • In Karazhan, the ghost of Medivh's father, Nielas Aran, is an optional boss encounter. When he sees Atiesh equipped by a raid member, he shouts out "Where did you get that?! Did HE send you??" believing that Medivh gave his staff to the wielder.
  • It was the first legendary caster item added to the game.
  • Although the quest chain can no longer be started, players on the Neutral 15 [60R] Atiesh, the Befouled Greatstaff step or later who have already obtained all of the items from the original Naxxramas can still complete it.
  • The number of shattered pieces of the staff could be a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where 42 is said to be the answer to the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything.

Patch changesEdit

  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): With the removal of original 40-man Naxxramas, the Atiesh quest-chain is no longer available, as [Splinter of Atiesh] has been removed from the drop tables of the bosses.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): The mage version of the staff changed to +28 critical strike rating from a flat +3% critical strike.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.12.1 (26-Sep-2006): Fixed a bug where the warlock version would cause all healing done by party members under the effects of the staff to be reduced to zero.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Added.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e Archmage Angela Dosantos, a World of Warcraft NPC
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Archmage Tarsis Kir-Moldir, a World of Warcraft NPC
  3. ^ Atiesh Visual, a World of Warcraft spell.
  4. ^ The Gathering, a World of Warcraft comic.
  5. ^

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