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Hard hitting Edit

This guy is an animal. honestly he hits fairly hard, but he takes very little damage. Take on 8 elite onyxia guards on his own, Awesome to see CJ 08:25, 9 Feb 2006 (EST)

Wow what a freak... oh, and by chance, does anyone know how much health points he has?

He seems to have about 525,000 HP (which is quite normal for a PvP boss) and he'll hit you for 800 DPS (without considering damage reduction by armor, resistances, etc. so in reality, a tank may take about ~400 DPS or so .. depending on buffs, gear, etc.). I don't know how accurate these numbers are but this should be quite close to his real statistics. Privatekey 12:49, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

This guy takes forever to kill in a 40-man of 60's. Had 10 warriors/rogue, 15 hunters, and 15 warlocks barely able to take him down. It's like cutting down an oak with a plastic hammer.

Yeah, I love watching him kill those dragon things. I usually watch him do it. I dont understand how he can do cleave, which means to cut and do Hammer of Justice

I should imagine all PvP City Bosses have around the same amount of HP to make it fair to both factions, most of these bosses have around 1 Million HP, its their class abilities that determin their difficulty. These bosses are easy without interference from the enemy faction, all hit for around the same amount depending on gear Valnar 20:07, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, every boss has a 'mirror' with similar HP/MP (if applicable) except maybe Velen and the Silvermoon Triumvirate? I've noticed Varian and Thrall, as well as Magni and Cairne, are pretty similar as far as HP and such go, only real difference being Thrall has mana and Varian has a chin that acts like a rage generator ;) - Ohten

Unstoppable Juggernaut Edit

His damage scales with the targets level so thus, A Boss ??, VS, Boss ?? would have un-expected results...As its +3 to a level but then...Would that mean that there level would keep rising? And to the point they would One Shot eachother? Or would the game crash?

It's not the damage that scales. His statistics (HP, Armor, DPS, Abilities, etc.) are static, it's the hit/crit/miss chance that scales. Pre-TBC bosses have an actual level of 63 so if two pre-TBC bosses were fighting each other, each of those would hit/crit/miss like a "Level 66" mob (since his target is "Level 63"). Bosses added after the expansion were given an actual level of 73, so BC-bosses fighting each other would hit/crit/miss like "Level 76" mobs. Privatekey 21:21, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
You can actually see that the game will not crash or show odd behaviour in a "Boss vs Boss" situation when someone's kiting an outdoor raid boss to a faction leader. There are videos of Teremus and Highlord Kruul being kited into Stormwind, fighting the faction leader Fordragon. "Teremus vs. Fordragon" usually results in a victory for Fordragon while Kruul will take down the human faction leader with ease. Faction leaders and PvP bosses in general (for example the Generals on Alterac Valley battleground) aren't very strong bosses (compared to most outdoor or raid instance bosses). They are only difficult to kill because of PvP action against the enemy raid. Privatekey 12:31, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Why no tactics page, Kirk? Edit

There's a tactics page for Cairne, whom I've heard is one of the easiest bosses. There are tips on how to defeat Thrall on his page. Why nothing for Bolvar? Magni? Tyrande?--Illidan Rocks 09:02, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Extra pages are only created when there is a need - i.e. the main page becomes too large. Kirkburn talk contr 15:45, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thank you.--Illidan Rocks 08:17, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Relatives Edit

Maybe he is the son or a relative of Lady Mara Fordragon that is immortalized in a statue in Stormwind? --N'Nanz 11:39, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Most likely.Baggins 11:50, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
What about to add to the article? --N'Nanz 11:51, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Just add it to the NPC box.Baggins 11:58, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
I searched for it: [[1]]. It's said she was her mother --N'Nanz 12:35, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia doesn't give a source. Remember it can be just as fallable as any other peer-edited source.Baggins 12:55, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
For this reason I put "perhaps" --N'Nanz 12:56, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Main PictureEdit

Where is that picture from? It's hideous, and doesn't even look anything like Mr. Fordragon. Just compare the faces! Looks like fan art to me. --Pure.Wasted 10:09, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Maybe Alliance Player's Guide. In the picture if you look at his right there is a staff carried by a little hand. If you look at the image in Lady Katrana Prestor page she holds the same staff in her left hand and an anormous fist is visible. That image comes from the Alliance Player's Guide. --N'Nanz 10:21, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
So it is an official source; that muddles the issue somewhat. I can't see why it would be so drastically different to the in-game appearance (and not in a good way). Oh well, official is official. Thanks for the head's up about where it came from. --Pure.Wasted 10:45, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, what's official? This is WoWWiki, I think that an image from WoW should be the main picture. THat really goes for Katrana and lil' King Anduin too.Blackhawk003 (talk) 00:43, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Its an official image, and alot of characters look different than they do in game in much of their artwork (sylvanas anyone?)... Also I wouldn't call them drastically different, other than the armor (and people can change their clothes), they both are humans, both have beards (yes a one beard is longer than the other but beards can grow and can be trimmed). sure he is wearing a skullcap helmet in the artwork, but that's not truly a physical difference. In anycase as more artwork is released we can use whichever is the best. However our main reason for using artwork is because there is a difference in the appearance of characters in comparison to the ingame model. The problem with ingame models is the look too much like everyone else using the model. This is especially true of the young anduin wrynn, that looks just like the orphan you can carry around with you during Children's Week.Baggins (talk) 00:52, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Well hunting around I discovered there is a very nice image of him in the TCG that would be perfect for the infobox[2]. Unforunately the scan qualities are very poor, the artwork too small and too small a resolution to do the infobox justice. If anyone can scan in that artwork, or find the original unmodified artwork on a website it would be appreciated.Baggins (talk) 01:29, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Northrend Edit

Recently watched the BliizCon 07 wow lore panel, presented by Metzen and Lead quest designer, they discuss the expansion and its content, Around 9mins into the video they talk of Garrosh, Sylvanas, Bolvar and Brann being in Northrend, he clearly states that Bolvar will be moved from Stormwind to Northrend in the forefront of the fight against Arthas. So guess Lo'Gosh/Varian will be bought to Stormwind to replace the departed Highlord. Video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOB7o00hlAc (Valnar 18:32, 23 January 2008 (UTC))

As for the card game... Edit

The statement giving in that section is wrong, if I may be that harsh. The picture of the trading card shows Bolvar in the situation everyone who's got the Onyxia-Prequest on alliance-site will know: The attack of the dragonkin after Onyxia got exposed and teleported away. The 'speculation' about that his name might comes just from him fighting dragonkin is therefor false (aside from the fact that we see the statue of his mother by the same surname in the gallery). Someone please change that part in the article.--Maibe (talk) 17:22, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

VERY radical idea, here... Why not remove it yourself? --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 19:27, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't believe my english is good enough to rewrite it in an understandable form...--Maibe (talk) 14:00, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
If the above sample is typical of your English, then I have complete faith in you.--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 14:05, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
thank you +blush* well, i shall give it a try next time i spot something.--Maibe (talk) 18:02, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
What I want to see is someone put up a good high resolution scan of the artwork from the card as a replacement for the infobox image. The small low res scans floating around on internet currently just won't do the artwork justice.Baggins (talk) 07:08, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

For now can we at least switch out the screenie and the art? it's horrific. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 13:43, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Is the new image I uploaded good enough?Dakovski (talk) 05:05, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
For me it is. We'll see what the Hobbit says.--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 14:03, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Status Edit

At the moment Bolvar's status is: "Killed during the battle for the Wrath Gate".
Therefore I wonder: Is Bolvar considered dead by the start of the expansion, or is he killed later on in a quest? If he is dead right from the start the status is okey, but if he is killed later on his status should be changed to "Killable".--WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 12:57, 29 September 2008 (UTC)


Actually it's fine as it is, as, before you reach a certain level and do the qeustchain connected with the events that lead to his death, he's a questgiver in Northrend.--Maibe (talk) 13:27, 29 September 2008 (UTC)


WotLK's phasing system has greatly changed the way the story is told throughout the game. It's true that he is alive and kicking when you first get to Northrend, but he invariably dies every time and is then completely gone from the player's game after the quest is finished. I think his status should reflect what ultimately happens to him, to keep in tone with the sense of progression of the story. --Dalarius (talk) 17:18, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

No, the status should reflect his whereabouts at the start of the game, in accordance to WoWWiki's neutrality. Take the articles on Taelan Fordring and Grand Inquisitor Isillien for example: They are also killed in a quest. The same goes for all instance-bosses.--WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 09:48, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Note, as the storyline is progressed by manuals, novels, etc, whatever, locking down certain deaths, without the Player's direct intervention then that death will be listed. Taelen as far as I know is "dead" at the start of Wrath of the Lich King's plotline. If that's confirmed by the Northrend storyline then it will be taken into account.Baggins (talk) 10:03, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
The articles listed all have the NPCs listed as either Killable or Killed. For instance, take a look at Saurfang the Younger's status. Dalarius (talk) 19:06, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Note Renault Mograine for current preferred method. Policies may undergo changes in the future however. I feel Killed for Saurfange the Younger is fair, unless someting denies it in the future... We have had to change "Muradin's" status from killed to alive, due to story changes.Baggins (talk) 19:26, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
"Killable" should only be applies to NPC who are killed by players as part of the plot/quest chain. Therefore, if the character is killed by another NPC in a scripted event, he is not Killable. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 23:40, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Allright, not "Killable" then. So Bolvar and the others should simply be considered "Alive"?--WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 10:59, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

That depends on whether we start treating beta plot developments as having already happened. If we are, then the usual "Killed by..." or some other description will do. If we want to treat these developments as not having happened yet, then we consider them alive. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 12:40, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
I had not taken into account the fact the game is still in Beta for story development, but, if the Wiki will contain information directly from the Beta before it is live, then it is fair to assume that whatever plot development is seen there has also happened by now. Bolvar's fate is the same as Saurfang the Younger, their status should match. "Killed at the battle for the Wrathgate" is accurate. I understand the hesitation into taking something from the game as straight canon considering the past volatility shown in questlines and whole events basically denied later on, but, with all due respect, the phasing system changes everything as far as storytelling goes. Either way, I'm derailing enough as it is. "Killed at the battle for the Wrathgate" should be an acceptable description of Bolvar's state. Dalarius (talk) 13:51, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


Speculation!!! Edit

I am one of the few individuals who can speak Draconic due to a bug that occurred when 3.0.3 came out. There's very very important dialogue between Korialstrasz and Alexstrasza after the Wrathgate event:

   Korialstrasz says: My Queen, do they know?
   Alexstrasza the Life-Binder says: No, my beloved.
   Alexstrasza the Life-Binder says: [Draconic] Ashj zila gul kirasath lok ante il lok buras danashj Gul gul
   Korialstrasz nods.
   Korialstrasz says: They will not.
   Alexstrasza whispers: Come to me, <name>.

This is the dialogue you see when Alexstrasza is talking to Korialstrasz... But... I can speak, and apparently also, read Draconic.

Here is what that line of text really says: Alexstrasza: [Draconic] They must not discover the fate of the young paladin. Not yet.

As I am not familiar with how to edit wikis all that much, could someone please put a speculation tag under Bolvar's article that he might bestill alive?

--- Moniker, a gnome rogue on U.S. server, Draenor

Maybe the bug was intentional, maybe Blizzard did it to give a "hint" to us. Pudim17 (talk) 12:02, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
We'll need a screenshot or something with the translation before we can put it in. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 14:17, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Highlord Bolvar could be a Death Knight now Edit

Hmm, i wonder.... I think its possible that Bolvar is now a Death Knight! think about it theres a few facts on how this could be: 1. Highlord Bolvar is a paladin 2. He's a former member of the Silver Hand like Arthas was 3. He is most likely the perfect "Hero" that Arthas would turn into a Death Knight. I know these arent straight facts but. its possible! can anyone say boss in Icecrown Citdel or a major character in a War Event.--Sig:IconSmall DragonBlueUser: Maelstrong 20:21, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Oh btw, Ragestorm before u go and be a party pooper and say that this is not a forum like u always do, let me point out that i'm stating facts on how this is a possiblity, not making a fan fiction.--Sig:IconSmall DragonBlueUser: Maelstrong 20:34, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps you need to know the difference between a forum and a fan fiction... --N'Nanz (talk) 20:55, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
The only problem is that his body was incinerated along with all of the other casualties of the Wrathgate by the red dragonflight. On the other hand, we know that Arthas took Saurfang's soul, so there does exist a possibility there. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 21:43, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Being completely incinerated/obliterated/disintegrated hasn't stopped people from being revived by the Scourge. Look at Dar'Khan Drathir. Maybe blizz will say ghouls dragged his body underground before the fire could get to him. Or blizz could just ignore that he was burned and put him in as a DK anyway. --Truckman1 23:45, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

There is a possibility that Alexstrasza was flying off-screen and her flames could have some effect on the bodies. After all, she is the Life-binder. As those lines stated, Fordragon could be a Death Knight. A better plot twist COULD be that he was actually a Red Dragon in disguise as Paladin? -Llanerian 22:37, 28 December 2008

I think he was pretty much Human. Rolandius Paladin (talk - contr) 06:22, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

We dont know much about him, so why wouldn't he be a Red Dragon? It'd be a REAL plot twist then, seeing as his hair color is abit leaned towards red, why not? -Llanerian 12:40, 30 December 2008

First of all, he is classed as Humanoid, not Dragonkin. Secondly, if Bolvar would had been a dragon, he would probably not had fallen so easily for the manipulation by Onyxia when he was Regent Lord of Stormwind.--WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 17:30, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Also if he were a dragon the other dragons would probably know. And when talking among themselves there would be no need to pretend otherwise, as very few mortals understand Draconic. So in that line after the Wrathgate event they wouldn't refer to "the young paladin", but instead to whatever his dragon name would be. Jormungand IconSmall Rogue talk · contribs 18:30, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Not a DK but what if he was a dragon that lost his "older race" status to become a humanoid mortal as the payment of some kind of wish/miracle he accomplished in the past? For example to revive/saveguard somebody/a whole nation?) 2 cents... --N'Nanz (talk) 16:28, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

That's nicely folk-tale-ish, but what's the precedent in Warcraft?--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 18:12, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't remember very well but I read on somepage about Miracles, Wishes and a third well-doing action that can be performed/interceded by an eternal (or however a powerful being) for the good of other individuals. This third action (I don't remember its name) caused the caster to lose a part of his power as a payment/sacrifice for the good of the target of the action. Perhaps has something to do with K'ure in Oshu'gun, D'ore in Auchindoun, or M'uru in Silvermoon... I can't remember. However I'm gonna check around. Maybe you can help? I remember only it was already on a page of wowwiki. Does anybody has any idea? --N'Nanz (talk) 00:25, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, in 3.1's sound files apparently someone datamined a set from Arthas's Prisoner, or Prisoner of Arthas, and the voice I heard in the PTR was identical to Bolvar's. Perhaps he is being brought back as a death knight. Perhaps a future power struggle within the Knights of the Ebon Blade? Also, in reply to Nanz's remark, isn't that the spell Aegwynn used to bring Jaina back from the brink of death at the price of her ability to harness magic? - Ohten

Don't mean to interrupt, but speculating won't reveal it. Besides, this is a talk page, conversations like this belong on the forums. BobNamataki (talk) 20:51, November 8, 2009 (UTC)

State of the Article Edit

Awful lot of speculation and general fan chatting going on in here, but in the meantime the article looks fairly absurd, with WotLK info up top AND old BC/Vanilla info presented as present tense current info right below it. It seems to me the whole article should be reorganized to reflect the game's progress. Any objections? Sarukun (talk) 18:50, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Here are few of Yogg-Sarons audio files (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Pht3iRq8Y) that last one, were Lich King tortures a prisoner, the prisoner sounds disturbingly Bolvar, but it is also possible that blizz is just lazy to hire new voice actors, opinions? Noobi666 (talk) 08:13, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Hes right, i just compared the voice of Bolvar in the Wrathgate scene to the voice of the prisoner being tortured by arthas.... they match. So this means that Bolvar is still alive and being tortured by arthas. I mean come on, Yogg-Saron is giving images of events that caused something devistating or whatever you want to call it, Wrathgate was infact devistating. One thing I dont get is why the scene Yogg-saron takes us is in the Shadow Vault.--IconSmall DragonBlue Maelstrong 20:22, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

It's too early to make that call. Do you remember when everyone swore up and down that Sylvanas was betraying the Horde after hearing the Wrathgate audio? -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 21:20, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

nope, too many people were saying that thrall was dieing during the Battle for UC Beta, dont bring this into a discussion, but come on who else is it then? but whatever, everyone who says its bolvar and it really is gets to boast and tell wowwiki "I TOLD U"! lol, jk, but seriously, i really think its bolvar--IconSmall DragonBlue Maelstrong 01:57, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Bill Roper did every voice in Warcraft II, to the best of my knowledge. Do you think Blizzard wouldn't use the same voice actor for a single line in a fight? I mean, ok, it COULD be Bolvar, but we definitely shouldn't assume that it is him because it's his voice. Dorque (talk) 20:11, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Arthas' Prisoner Edit

To quote from the main article 'Lich King may also refer to Saurfang the Younger, horde leader at the Wrathgate who was killed by him. Seeing how a dark orc figure walks up after he says this line'. Is anyone able to link a video or screen shot from the yogg saron encounter that proves or disproves this claim? Valnar (talk) 10:27, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Got no screenshot right now, but a video of the encounter shows the Lich King tourmenting a human, but the human is darkened (to the black of a shade) so you can't tell who he is.
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 19:17, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
I've been trying to get the NPC ID's for the model viewer to see if its possible to see the model "unshadowed." So far, no luck. I haven't been able to aquire any of the npc flashback ID's. It might clear up some confusion... or complicate things. :P I found out about Arator and Rhonin's model changes this way.--Blayaden (talk) 15:05, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
I haven't seen the fight - but I'm the original creator of the speculation article about it [Deffinetly not the first to think of it though, it's widely supported now]. However, whoever keeps deleting the speculation - STOP IT, or provide a half-decent rebuddle for doing so. The speculation makes sense, has many supporters and editors, and is more than possible. There is no reason to remove it, for it is tagged as nothing more than speculationa t the time. However, if you can find the model for the figure that would be awesome - would clear up alot... however theres alot of people it could be. Any ideas about Yogg-Sarons insight into this event though? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rapoirier (talk · contr).
There's plenty of reason to remove it. Like the fact that it's speculating about them being future bosses. That's always a big no-no. Ragestorm even supported me once when I removed some bad speculation like that a while ago on Saurfang the Younger's page.
Originally when I removed the edit (I only did it once, I didn't do it any of those other times...), it was that reason and the fact that there were some grammar/spelling mistakes. I kind of just reacted on instinct when I saw "probally", especially since "probally" isn't really such a good word...possibly is what should've been used. Toran Wildpaw of the Frenzyheart (talk) 23:04, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Not to mention, speculation ain't always the best. I mean, we speculated about Ashbringer tons. I was so sure Alexandros' other son was Turalyon, but POOF! Whaddayouknow? IT'S DARION MOGRAINE, A COMPLETELY NEW CHARACTER THAT BLIZZ PULLED RIGHT OUT OF IT'S @$$!!!!! Toran Wildpaw of the Frenzyheart (talk) 23:07, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
I hope somebody can post a screenshot of the shadowy figures. Possibly the Orc one too. It's definitely sealed as Bolvar and Saurfang though. I mean, come on... Alexstrasza telling bugging(?) telling us that we should not yet know of the fate of the young Paladin (Bolvar was the only Paladin known in the fight), the shadows are an Orc and Human? Hello? Saurfang and Bolvar are Orc and Human. Besides that, the prisoner's voice is just too similar. It's Bolvar, guaran--damn--teed. I also agree with Truckman1 on the whole "either ghouls dragged him beneath the ground or they'll ignore him being burnt, like Dar'Khan Drathir."Bigstackstwo (talk) ??:??, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
I gotta say guy's I've looked at ALOT of speculation in the past, and quite frankly I don't usually get dragged into them. This to me is too certain though, and you'd have to be handicapped not to say it's deffinetly a probability. You don't have to delete and entire piece of work just because theres a few things you don't agree with in them - IT'S A WIKI, CHANGE IT YOURSELF, DON'T JUST LAZILY ERASE IT. Besides, why keep the other speculation up then? Not to mention - when Blizzard does reuse voice actors, they usually manipulate their voice or filter it somehow - this is cold turkey the same thing, and alot of evidence points to it. I don't care if 'probabally' [Not probally] isn't possibly, or I said that he MIGHT return in Icecrown. That's MY small theory in the LARGE theory. CHANGE IT, I don't really care. But unless you can provide a compelling argument that isn't based around YOUR opinion being wrong in HISTORY, or you can provide another page or something (I'm a wiki noob) that's allowed and will show up results do it. But until then, change, don't delete a valid argument - that's the bitch way out.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rapoirier (talk · contr).

The theory is good, sound, and makes sense. However, we don't like large speculation-only sections, so either trim it down- a LOT- or remove it. And please sign your own posts.--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 02:22, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

I've removed it till it's "trimmed down".Warthok Talk Contribs 03:26, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

I personally think we should wait until there is further evidence until we put the "speculation" about the Yogg-saron encounter... There is also another problem- what if the two- "shadowy" characters have undead/deathknight skins? It will be pretty hard to recognize them as either character. Dang I wish I could find the ID's....--Blayaden (talk) 14:35, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

I will take a screenshot the next time I do Yogg-Saron. But the event has Arthas tormenting a prisoner who is named 'Immolated Champion' which basically confirms it is Bolvar. While this is going on a shadowy orc is beside them watching who is clearly Saurfang and it is he who the Lich King is referring to. It works out pretty well also considering the Icecrown Citadel 5 man we saw get added into the game files in 3.1 which gives a perfect place to fight one or both of them. Leviathon (talk) 05:50, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

I repeat, a small, one to three line note, with maybe a screenie to back it up is fine, I just don't want a drawn-out section.--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 13:21, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

With the new revelation from 'Rise of The Lich King', there are 2 possibilities, Bolvar and Saurfang, OR Arthas and Nerzhul. Only time will tell. Pudim17 (talk - contr) 13:50, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

You're mistakin' Pudim17. Unless the Lich King is some kind of mentaly-ill person, he can't say either:
  • Nerz'hul as the lich king: "I'll break you (arthas), as I broke myself"
  • Arthas as the lich king: "I'll break you (nerz'hul), as I broke myself"
Beside, if the shades were arthas/nerz'hul, how could that be ? nerz'hul gets out from arthas to torture him a bit (and so whose body is in the armor ?).
We should all wait for the outcome to come and stop speculating like hell. :)
IconSmall Hamuul Loremaster A'noob, Arch Druid of the Noobhoof Clan (talk/contribz) 15:04, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

agreed, after all Yogg-saron fight is still in PRT, they could be working on who it is, or they're still working on the model for Garnoa for the Assinastion of King LIane vision. we will know soon enough.--IconSmall DrakonidBlueMaelstrong 21:42, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

I hope it IS Bolvar was a great character, and I don't want to see him gone just like that. I dearly hope this isn't another Volkhan/Tharon'ja voice thing. Same voice, different character. (Bigstackstwo (talk) 01:46, 16 May 2009 (UTC))

"was" or "is" a great character?--Icon AzgalorMaelstrong 02:48, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Maelstrong you seem a bit confused. Yogg-Saron is not still on the PTR (I assume that's what you meant) and everything there is in its final state. Leviathon (talk) 08:38, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

OK then, I don't know how the database of wowhead got refreshed but it seems that a Immolated Champion exists there. Here's the link: [3]. Now no screenshot is available but if you click on the "view in 3D" button on the far right of the name it opens a flash/java applet that gives a 3D model. I repeat I don't know how the database got updated but but this model is a human, clarly undead (face model remember a lot a member of the Cult of the Damned), naked but of leggings and belt that are quite the same as the ones Bolvar wears. --N'Nanz (talk) 11:17, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

This is the model comparison. Highlord Bolvar Fordragon's one intentionally lacks the lower part of Stormwind's tabard. --N'Nanz (talk) 11:47, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

ImmolateChampion compared to Fordragon

Here is Saurfang in the vision as the 'Turned Champion'. http://www.wowhead.com/?npc=33962 Leviathon (talk) 18:37, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

blizzard has been playing with us. They purposly put in the bug so we could read that text and start all this speculation. Why? TO MAKE BOLVAR POPULAR!, Bolvar failed to be popular like Saurfang did in the gates of AQ, now Blizz has pulled some strings here and there. The sounds files were purposely leaked i bet. AND the Immolated Champion thing is another specukation bucket made by blizzard, they couldnt just say Highlord Bolvar because that would too easy.....

well played Blizzard..... well played--Icon AzgalorMaelstrong 01:00, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you, I'm sure that bug was done on purpose. Pudim17 (talk - contr) 01:41, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I do not know about Turalyon and Ashbringer, but the "him" in the Lich Kings taunt is either Ner'zhul (Per the end of A:RotLK), or the orc that is likely Saurfang. It may not be a bug, I know I have seen other NPCs that have their tabards cut off (Not just ones with skirts). I doubt Blizzard is playing with the community. If they are, it is foreshadowing (See Act), not trying to make Bolvar popular. Both commanders at the Wrath Gate had fact crazes (Well the one's father, but Saurfang Jr. is just awesome that Saurfang sweated off), and both those crazes were started by fans, not Blizzard.--SWM2448 02:49, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I doubt it is any fun or attempts at trickery on Blizzards part also. The tabard being cut isn't a bug and is just a setting Blizzard can do with the models (they disabled the lower part of the tabard). I think they just are continuing the story and with this proved that we are going to be seeing Saurfang and Bolvar again with 3.3 most likely. Leviathon (talk) 07:34, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Ehy guys what are you saying!? Fordragon's model has a complete tabard. In the picture below you see only half of it because I screencaptured before the lower part was loaded in the java applet just to show up the leggings as a whole. The lower part of the tabard was missing INTENTIONALLY BY ME, not Blizz. Good finding for the Turned Champion, Leviathon ;D --N'Nanz (talk) 09:46, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, either cease this discussion or take it to our new Forums, because we are no longer talking about the article.--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 17:33, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

CONFIRMED: Fordragon is in Icecrown Citadel Edit

[4] - I think this answers that question once and for all. --Joshmaul (talk) 14:44, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

I will accept that as not datamined or photoshopped.--SWM2448 17:35, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
I'd find it easier to accept if his body had simply lain there instead of being incinerated by dragonfire. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 17:37, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
Don't confuse the issue with facts. User:Coobra/Sig4 17:40, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

And it's all over Edit

Bolvar is the new Lich King. [5] --Crusaderesper (talk) 14:27, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

What happened to him before this? He's all burned.-WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 16:03, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

He was immolated by Alexstrasza's flames at the end of the Wrathgate event. --Crusaderesper (talk) 16:18, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

Ah, of course. I'm rather puzzled now. Where is Bolvar gonna keep the Scourge soldiers now? Will he create a jail inside Icecrown Citadel and keep them there? It would be easier to just force them into suicide. The whole "there must always be a Lich King" don't make much sense to me.WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 16:40, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

Without a Lich King to control them, the scourge would run rampant and cause much more chaotic havoc then if they were controlled, technically there doesn't have to be a Lich King, but it would be disastrous if there weren't. With Bolvar in "command" the scourge will likely still remain alive where they are, but without a purpose, thus being much less of a threat. RedFlag (talk) 20:45, February 2, 2010 (UTC)

I doubt the Blood Elves and Undead Forsaken will appreciate if Bolvar is keeping the Scourge forces in Tirisfal Glades and Eversong Woods..WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk)

Do we have a world Confirmed Kill of Arthas yet? Until we do we cant confirm him as being the new lich king although i do agree it seems likely Dragoon13570 (talk) 00:55, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, we already know. The cinematic video is pretty conclusive. --PcjWoWWiki admin (TDrop me a line!C62,301 contributions and counting) 00:57, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Once we have that confirmation, can we link the cinematic (already on youtube as of a few hours ago, so I'm going to assume that someone has already done it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA29HFLOADI ) to the page? Del-phoenix (talk) 06:52, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

No one has done it yet; it was datamined by Bouibouille of MMO-Champion. --Gophrr (talk) 07:40, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for confirming that - will wait until we get a positive death of Arthas before doing that. Del-phoenix (talk) 08:16, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Well Blood Legion of Illidan US killed him today (or yesterday depending on which timezone you're in) in the 10man version. Aedror42 (talk) 22:16, February 3, 2010 (UTC)

Status: The Lich King Edit

Don't you think it's a bit misleading to have "the Lich King" as status, since that article is about the Ner'zhul/Arthas version of the Lich King? I'm not sure it's even appropriate to call Bolvar a Lich King: Does it automatically make you a Lich King because you have the Scourge under your control?-WoWWiki-Odolwa (talk) 10:28, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

It may be that we're going to need to wait a bit to truly understand what Blizz is doing here in regards to the Lore, then we can have the pages in these contexts rewritten as they need to be to reflect the changes. Del-phoenix (talk) 10:40, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
In my opinion, yes - the Lich King is generally used to refer to the one in the helmet. In Warcraft III, it's Ner'zhul. Throughout World of Warcraft, it's Arthas. After Arthas' death, it's now Bolvar. I think "Lich King" is as much a title as it is the man who carries it. --Joshmaul (talk) 11:01, February 4, 2010 (UTC)
Lich King is not a status. Status will be either "active" or "presumed dead" since Tirion is probably the only one who knows the truth. Bolvar can still be considered the new Lich King, if only based on the way that Terenas phrased it ("there must always be a Lich King"), but it's still a title. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 13:51, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

Faction Alignment Edit

It seems that Bolvar is still considered a member of the Alliance. Wouldn't it be more appropriate to have him classified a a Neutral character? Along with like Tirion and Alexstrasza? Tanooki1432 (talk) 22:38, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

For the moment, we're still keeping him as Alliance, both because most of his life has been in service to the Alliance and because we're trying to keep things in-universe, where nobody knows that he's the Lich King. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 17:33, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Cataclysm Edit

I heard Bolvar appears in Hyjal. Hallowseve15 (talk) 23:18, August 1, 2010 (UTC)

You heard wrong. --Sairez (talk) 02:51, August 2, 2010 (UTC)

Bolvar's image Edit

I'm curious, seeing how Arthas' image is of him pre-corruption, shouldn't Bolvar's picture also be pre-Lich King? Don't want to make unnecessary waves or anything, just curious.--TheUltimate (talk) 16:51, August 17, 2010 (UTC)

The picture of Bolvar in his character box is of his pre-Lich King status. --Sairez (talk) 19:41, August 18, 2010 (UTC)
Not to be offensive, but when TheUltimate posted that, his image was of his POST-Lich King appearance. Its all good now.--Blayaden (talk) 00:44, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I was unaware of that.--Sairez (talk) 00:46, August 19, 2010 (UTC)

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