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Neutral 32 The Iron Colossus
StartBouldercrag the Rockshaper
EndBouldercrag the Rockshaper
Level80
Requires Level 77
CategoryThe Storm Peaks
Experience37,000 XP
or 22Gold19Silver99Copper at Level 90
Rewards[Snowdrift Pantaloons], [Leggings of Heightened Renewal], [Jormungar Hide Legguards], or [Iron Colossus Legplates]
PreviousThe Heart of the Storm

ObjectivesEdit

Use a Tamed Jormungar to defeat the Iron Colossus and return to Bouldercrag the Rockshaper at Bouldercrag's Refuge.

DescriptionEdit

We have failed to prevent the completion of the iron colossus, <name>, which means we have no choice but to face it in battle.

Bruor has devised a plan to exploit the colossus' only weakness.

No matter how tough the colossus' armor is, it is still vulnerable to acid. Bruor's men have captured and trained a number of adult jormungar. Take control of one using the orbs along the northern edge of the Snowdrift Plains, then search the plains for the colossus and use your jormungar's acid breath against it.

RewardsEdit

You will be able to choose one of these rewards
Inv pants cloth 09
[Snowdrift Pantaloons]
Inv pants leather 02
[Leggings of Heightened Renewal]
Inv pants mail 03
[Jormungar Hide Legguards]
Inv pants plate 16
[Iron Colossus Legplates]

ProgressEdit

Have you defeated the iron colossus and spared the refuge from destruction?

CompletionEdit

We've done it, we've really done it! The refuge is spared and the stormforged are defeated! We must warn Brann before Loken gets it in his mind to rebuild his forces. The only way to secure the victory you have won today is to go to Ulduar and defeat Loken for all time!

NotesEdit

This quest triggers phasing for the Snowdrift Plains and Narvir's Cradle areas. The usual mobs are removed from both areas. The Colossus is removed from the scaffolding and wanders through the Plains area, and past the Cradle area.

All along the northern edge of the Snowdrift Plains are Jormungar Control Orbs, Tamed Jormungar and Earthen Jormungar Handlers. Use the orb to mount the jormungar.

Abilites while emerged:

  • #1 will submerge the jormungar beneath the surface of the snow and allow it to become mobile
  • #2 is a 10-yard ranged attack for 5700-7400
  • #3 will spew acid for 3700 and cast a DoT for 1300 every 2 seconds for 15, with a six second cooldown, but is not on the global cooldown. The DoT stacks up to 5 times.

While submerged, the jormungar is capable of moving through the snow, but cannot attack. Hit 1 to emerge from the ground, rooted. You can start moving the moment you hit submerge, even though the animation hasn't finished going.

Submerge, then find the colossus. It has ~330,000 HP, while the jormungar has 50,000. Emerge inside the hitbox so the acid spew will hit and the DoT will tick. Fastest way to kill the colossus is to hit 3, 2, 2, 2, 3, 2, 2, 2, 3, repeat.

The colossus casts a ground slam, which does 15,000 damage in front of the colossus. The cast time is ten seconds, so if he starts to cast it, submerge and either get out of range (which isn't too far) or get behind him.

If you pull him too far from his route he evades.

He will start to attack you while you are submerged when you enter his melee range.

When the jormungar submerges or emerges, it seems to like to change direction so be wary when trying to run through the Colossus to avoid ground slam. Holding down right-mouse helps.

Quest progressionEdit

  1. Official horde mini-icon [80] The Earthen of Ulduar or Official alliance mini-icon [80] The Exiles of Ulduar
  2. Neutral 15 [80] Rare Earth
  3. Neutral 15 [80] Relief for the Fallen & Neutral 15 [80] Fighting Back
  4. Neutral 15 [80] Slaves of the Stormforged & Neutral 15 [80] The Dark Ore
  5. Neutral 15 [80] The Gifts of Loken & Neutral 15 [80] Facing the Storm
    While killing golems, loot the Inv titanium shield spike [Dark Armor Plate] to continue the quest chain.
  6. Neutral 15 [80] Armor of Darkness
  7. Neutral 15 [80] The Armor's Secrets
  8. Neutral 15 [80] Valduran the Stormborn
  9. Neutral 15 [80] Destroy the Forges! & Neutral 15 [80] Hit Them Where it Hurts
  10. Neutral 15 [80] A Colossal Threat
  11. Neutral 15 [80] The Heart of the Storm
  12. Neutral 15 [80] The Iron Colossus

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