Magni Bronzebeard was the King of the dwarven kingdom of Khaz Modan, head of the Bronzebeard Clan, and head of the Senate of Ironforge. During the Second War he defended Ironforge from the orcs and joined the Alliance. He was a founding member of the Explorers' League led by his brother Brann and forged the Ashbringer hoping it would avenge his brother Muradin, who was believed to have been killed by the Scourge. Magni has since passed leadership of the dwarven people to the Council of Three Hammers, acting on the warnings of Azeroth to become her servant and warn the Alliance about the impending invasion of the Burning Legion.
The eldest of the three Bronzebeard brothers, Magni was destined to be the king under the mountain. Strong of arm and keen of mind, Magni loved his two brothers above all else in the world. From the time of his youth, Magni the prince was keenly aware of what would be expected of him in the future. This apparently intimidated him and he questioned if he could be the kind of leader Ironforge needed. He even privately wished that his father and brothers would outlive him, and thus their people would have a good king. To look upon the tower of strength and effective leader that King Magni is today, one can scarcely imagine that he was ever a prince full of doubt.
He was one of the heroes during the Second War, often directly leading his people into battle. King Magni led the defense of his capital during the siege of Ironforge. Upon the liberation of Ironforge by the forces of the Alliance of Lordaeron he pledged his kingdom's support, his two brothers accompanying the Alliance host.
During the recent fall of Kingdom of Lordaeron, his middle brother, Muradin, was reportedly slain in Northrend. Prince Arthas Menethil sent a letter to Magni stating that Muradin was slain by undead, but thanks to his sacrifice Arthas was able to obtain Frostmourne and would be returning to Lordaeron shortly. The letter also indicated that Muradin's body would be returned, though this never happened. Eventually, Magni learned the truth: that Arthas himself was responsible for Muradin's death. Magni was overcome with grief at the news of Muradin's demise, but he and the youngest brother, Brann, remained steadfast in their desire to continue serving the dwarven people.
Creation of the AshbringerEditThis section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft: The Comic or other Warcraft-related comics.
After Muradin's apparent death High Inquisitor Fairbanks and Alexandros Mograine visited King Magni. To avenge Muradin, Magni forged the Ashbringer to oppose Frostmourne, Arthas, and the undead. While Magni never took much stock in the belief that Master dwarven blacksmiths could impart emotions into the weapons they create, standing before The Great Anvil, he found himself thinking of how he would not see Muradin again. He thus harnessed all of his rage, fury, the desire for vengeance, and willed them into being with each strike of his hammer. When he was finished, he gave Mograine the finest blade that had ever been crafted by his hand. This would confirm that he is, at the very least, a skilled weaponsmith of the highest degree.
Aftermath of the Third WarEdit
Brann, an explorer of some renown and brother of King Magni, went missing for months, and King Magni had lost hope that he still lived. Though he remains a wise and strong leader, his pain and sorrow weigh heavily upon him. Many dwarves wonder whether the kingdom will ever see another Bronzebeard sitting on the throne of Ironforge. Recently, the intrepid Brann popped up once more, seeming to have survived his Silithus venture and somehow getting the base of Atiesh into C'thun's otherworldly carapace. Much to Magni's dismay and a series of agonized groans from the Explorers' League, Brann has again managed to misplace himself within Outland and recently again in Northrend.
King Magni's only child, Moira Bronzebeard, was recently captured by Emperor Dagran Thaurissan, and is now under a magical charm spell (or so it is thought), serving the evil emperor without question. Thaurissan made her fall in love with him, and together, they have conceived a child. Much to the kingdom's despair, Magni's grand heir will apparently be a dwarf who is both the heir of the King of Ironforge and the Emperor of Blackrock.
Varian's ReturnEditThis section concerns content exclusive to the World of Warcraft: The Comic or other Warcraft-related comics.
In recent times, Magni has diplomatically approached Stormwind for assistance against the ever increasing Dark Iron threat, citing their destruction and control of the Thandol Span. Much to his frustration, his pleas have fallen on deaf ears. While Bolvar concurs with the dwarven king, Lady Katrana Prestor, advisor to the recently returned King Varian, accuses Magni of trying to involve Stormwind in the dwarves' personal war, and refuses to send reinforcements. Luckily, Jaina already informed Magni of the appearance of Lo'Gosh. Lo'Gosh resulted to be the real King Varian Wrynn, he attacked the Dark Iron Dwarves, later Magni and his dwarves helped him and together they defeated the Dark Iron that had controled the Thandol Span.
In a nightmare caused by the Emerald Nightmare, Magni dreams that he leads a team through Blackrock Depths to rescue Moira. In regards to her son, it seems that while he accepts that the child will be born, it would be banished forever from the kingdom. He would not allow a son of Dagran Thaurissan to inherit the throne of Ironforge.
Return of MagniEditThis section concerns content exclusive to Warcraft-related graphic novels.
During the Cataclysm, Magni was petrified in an attempt to commune with the world of Azeroth. For four years he remained this way, listening to her warnings about the coming of the Burning Legion. Awakening, he remained in a gem form. His brother, Muradin, expected him to reclaim his throne, but Magni chose to allow the Council of Three Hammers to rule. Instead, he repeated the warnings he had heard, revealing he was now a servant of Azeroth and would depart immediately to warn the remainder of the Alliance.
Prior to his departure, however, he told his daughter, Moira, how proud he was of her. He had been watching her all her life and would continue to do so.
In World of WarcraftEditThis section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.
He starts the following quests:
He ends the quest  (Feast of Winter Veil).
Wrath of the Lich KingEditThis section concerns content exclusive to Wrath of the Lich King.
Prince Magni Bronzebeard's Silver Coin can be fished from the Dalaran fountain. It bears a wish from when he was younger: "I hope that my father and brothers outlive me. I'll not make much of a king."
In Cataclysm EditThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
He is present at the Elemental Invasion meeting in Stormwind and informs the other Alliance leaders about the Tablets of Ulduar. During the exploration of Ulduar, the dwarves found a set of mystical tablets created by the Titans. Activating one such tablet to protect his people from the Cataclysm, King Magni Bronzebeard fell prey to a terrible curse that fused his statue-like form into the diamond heart of Ironforge itself. To compound this tragedy, Magni's estranged daughter Moira returned, claiming her Father's throne for herself and for her infant dark iron son. In an effort to prevent turmoil breaking out, the Council of Three Hammers is established to succeed Magni.
In Legion EditThis section concerns content exclusive to Legion.Following Archmage Khadgar's successful proposition to invite the Horde back to the Kirin Tor, Brann Bronzebeard appears before the Council of Six (now the Council of Five) with news - Magni Bronzebeard has returned! Brann urges Khadgar to accompany him to Ulduar, where Magni awaits with urgent news on how to defeat the Legion's invasion of Azeroth. Arriving in Ulduar thanks to Brann's judicious use of a teleport pad, Khadgar and Brann are greeted by a Caretaker, who ushers the group to meet, "The Speaker," the title now occupied by Magni. Fighting their way through automated defenses and demons seeking to imprison Magni, Khadgar and Brann come face to face with the former King, who reveals that the ritual that petrified him also connected him to the voice of Azeroth itself. In so doing, Magni learns the truth - that the world of Azeroth is one of the ancient Titans. Magni leads his friends to the Celestial Planetarium, where he tells them of the existence of five artifacts - known as the Pillars of Creation, which are now in the hands of Mortals. Khadgar thinks the tale of the artifacts to be familiar and Magni confirms that information about them was placed in the hands of the Guardian of Tirisfal, and is still present in Medivh's chronicles in Karazhan. Khadgar departs at once for Kharazan, leaving Brann alone to reunite with Magni, who indicates that Azeroth has plans for him that prevent an immediate return to Ironforge.
King Magni has several nasty abilities at his disposal including a powerful Thunderclap, Charge, and a massive knock back. In addition, he can launch players into the air, transform into an Avatar which increases his damage and armor, as well as summon guards to aid him. When his health drops low he heals himself by using an ability similar to Lay on Hands. Because Magni has a relatively small aggro range, one healer can drink and resurrect dead players while others still fight Magni.
Be advised that Ironforge is the most populated capital city of the Alliance. To successfully take down the King, the raid group has to attack quickly and give the Alliance as little warning as possible.
Attacking Ironforge first will catch them off guard. Attacking Ironforge last gives Alliance members time to group and prepare. One method is as follows:
- Attack during the time frame where most players have already logged off for the night. If this is not possible, try having a decoy attack guards in Stormwind to lure the alliance away from Ironforge to assist Stormwind.
- Rush from the Main Gate and directly into the High Seat. (Note that it may seem easier to attack Stormwind and take the Deeprun Tram, effectively avoiding the mass of Alliance players at the gate, but this would result in a run in with High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque waiting outside the tram exit.)
- While in the main throne room, your group should have caught the attention of the guards from the main gate to the High Seat.
- While your main tank is holding off the King, have your casters perform as many AOE spells on the guards as possible. (Several warlocks spamming Seed of Corruption usually works well (Tab + Seed of Corruption). The tactic behind this is that by applying Seed of Corruption to multiple targets, everyone in the area will take massive damage. This will ensure chaos and confusion for healers.)
- Members of the Alliance are probably going to be trying to save the King, so attackers need at least two groups to focus on them at the door. Having a few death knights on your side would help; have them use Anti-Magic Zone to minimize magic damage your group takes. Death Grip will pull enemy players and guards more efficiently, allowing for groups focused on fighting guards and enemy players to mitigate the risk of the group fighting Magni being interrupted.
- Also remember the abilities of the King (mentioned below).
- After the King is taken down, direct your raid group to the Deeprun Tram for Stormwind City.
- Avatar: Increases the Physical damage dealt by the caster by 50% and enhances its armor by 50% for 15 sec.
- Summon Guards
- Self Heal
- Storm Bolt hits for 5-6k physical damage and stuns the target for 8 seconds
- For Khaz'Modan!
- Feel the fury of the mountain!
- Strength, honor. I see them in you. Why have you come?
- What brings you to Ironforge?
- How can the dwarves help you?
- What do you seek within the mountain?
Response to Princess Moira Bronzebeard's revelationEdit
- <King Magni Bronzebeard is visibly upset.>
- It seems that even in death, Thaurissan has won.
- You are dismissed, <name>. Before you leave, you may choose your reward from the royal vault.
- <King Bronzebeard slumps into his throne to mull over this bizarre change of events.>
In the Norse mythology, Magni is one of Thor's two sons, and one of the few gods who will survive the Ragnarok, and who will wield (along with his brother, Modi) his father's legendary hammer Mjolnir after Ragnarok.
Magni holds the title as King under the Mountain which is a reference to Tolkien's Middle Earth, where the dwarven rulers of the lonely mountain of Erebor was called by the same title. It should also be noted that Ironforge has some resemblance to how the mountain of Erebor is described in Tolkien's books.
Magni is featured in DC Unlimited's World of Warcraft: Series 6 action figure set.
- Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Replaced as faction leader by the Council of Three Hammers.
- / Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): New armor and weapons.
- / Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Updated for level 80.
- / Patch 2.0.1 (05-Dec-2006): Updated for level 70.
- Patch 1.7.0 (13-Sep-2005): Racial "Leaders" have been strengthened, and are now worth slightly less honor.
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Lord of Ironforge
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Council of Three Hammers
(as Regent to Fenran Thaurissan)
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High Thane of the Bronzebeard clan
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King Varian Wrynn
High King of The Alliance (presumed)
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King Varian Wrynn