How to obtain Thunderfury


Thunderfury is one of currently 3 legendary weapons in the game, and is arguebly the best tanking weapon at the moment (due to the high chance of it’s proc). It is no small task aquiring it, and here is how

1. Thunderfury is the reward after a formidable questline. To start this questline you need to loot either the left or right bindings of the windseeker, which drop from Garr and Geddon in Molten Core.

2. Once you loot either binding (the drop rate is very low) take i to Highlord Demetrian in Silithus who sends you onwards.

3. You will now have to gather some items in order to summon Thunderaan. This is no easy task and requires

10 elementium bars
Left and right bindings of the windseeker (ie you need to wait for the other half to drop from either Garr or Baron Geddon)
Essence of the firelord (this one has a 100% droprate from Ragnaros once the quest has started, although only one can be looted on each kill)

Now the challenge here is making those 10 elementium bars. For each bar you need
1 elementium ore (drops from goblins in Blackwing Lair)
10 arcanite bars (requiring 1 arcane crystal and 1 thorium bars each, and each alchemist has a 2 day cooldown on each arcanite bar they create)
3 elemtanl flux (bought from blacksmith vendors)
1 firey core (drops from trash in MC)

Now that is for ONE bar. For the total of ten bars you then need 100 arcane crystals, 100 thorium bars, 10 elementium ores, 30 elemental flux and 10 firey cores, as well as alchemists spending 200 days of cooldown on making you your arcanite bars. It is in other words VERY expensive and time consuming.

In order to smelt all this into the elementium bars you need, your guild must clear BWL up to Ebonroc. After killing the last trash before Ebonroc you are left with Krixix. Have a priest mind control him, and he will teach whoever needs to melt elementium bars. He is hostile, so kill him when the MC wears off.

4. When you got your elementium bars, your essence and both of the bindings, take them to the highlord in Silithus and Thunderaan will be summoned. Bring a raid as you need to defeat him. Loot the Dormant Wind Kissed Blade from him and bring it to the questgiver.

Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.


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    Oct 20, 2010 @ 9:20 am

    Minor Improvements NeededThis could use an upgrade and a bit of a grammar check, but is still generally correct and useful for people wanting to get a classic legendary weapon. If anyone would like to update this guide, please let me know.

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    Jun 28, 2007 @ 17:24 pm

    [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade[item]Thunderfury, blessed blade of the Windseeker[/item] is arguebly the best aggro generating weapon in the game at the moment. However it’s lack of stats makes weapon like [item]The Unbreakable Will[/item] valid options. Also notice there is a difference of almost 50 DPS on the two weapons (which can be improved with talents) making the difference in aggro gained from physical damage huge.

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    Apr 14, 2007 @ 5:04 am

    wowuhh in my opinion thats not that good i never really relized i mean other then the proc it’s pretty bad sul’thraze the lasher a lvl 50 epic is prett close to that good

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    Mar 11, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Thunderfury is better 8) Thunderfury is by far better than green/blue and some epic lvl 70 items if it is about tanking.

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    Dec 6, 2006 @ 9:14 am

    If you are working onIf you are working on getting Thunderfury, your guild will be far into BWL before you have any chance of completing it (due to the fact you need to learn to melt elementium near Ebonroc), and your whole guild will probably be more than willing to assist you in the process. The most crucial part, besides getting the bindings, is getting the arcane bars due to the long cd on the trasmute. If you were gonna do anything, I would suggest make urself able to transmute.

    Of course, with TBC around the corner, it’s probably not worth it as you’re gonna get green items better than Thunderfury at lvl 70^^

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    Oct 15, 2006 @ 4:53 am

    getting iti have just got the one side of the 2 and we all know more or less what to do.
    BUT, i need your suggestions about how getting all this stuff to get the blade
    do you think having mining would speed the process? should i drop one of my old professions to get mining or try to sell stuff with what trade skills i already got ?
    should i buy the arcanite bars from the AH or get arcane crystals and thorium bars to get the made ?

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