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Comic, WotLK, and Pre-WotLK ContradictionsEdit

With the release of the comic upon us, this article will likely see many changes in the coming days. The comic may, and likely will, contradict many aspects of the story documented in the article's present state. I'd like to remind everyone of our WW:LORE policy on such contradictions:

Two or more sources of lore may conflict on significant points. However, it is not WoWWiki's purpose to simply ignore older lore as if it never existed, but rather show the evolution of the story, and all alternate events. Perceived discrepancies may be retcons, flavor lore, or simply errors, but it is not up to wiki to decide which is the case. All versions should be compared and contrasted with citations, in order to portray the true publishing history.

In other words, don't remove info because doesn't fit with the comic or WotLK. Add what's not already in the article, and let's come to consensus on how to whittle it down after that. --Tyrsenus t c 01:56, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

That said, don't hesitate to remove debunked speculation! --Sky (t · c · w) 01:57, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Curse broken link Edit

The reference to the Curse site is broken. You can find the Asbrinnger # 2 preview here:


Could we please move the stats down on the page so they aren't the main Ashbringer picture, so to speak? Chances are, when it becomes obtainable, those won't be the stats :P ~My rage bar is blue and I start the fight pissed - Peregrine 16:52, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Not likely. Check back in the archive, I've tried many times. The argument is something like "these are the stats we know." Apparently one admin or another has a very strong opinion about this and keeps reverting it back. You're welcome to try again, though. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 21:59, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Purified Ashbringer makes Lich King retreat? Edit

Now, I haven't played WotLK yet, so I can only comment on what I've read, but the Ashbringer making the Lich King retreat? Come on! He's described at one point as one of the most powerful beings Azeroth has ever seen, suggesting his powers could very well rival that of the Old Gods (I know it doesn't say that, but the implication is there if he is one of the MOST powerful beings it's ever seen), and a sword which does probably only 700-odd damage to him if you take damage reductions and whatnot into consideration, makes the King of the Undead retreat...that doesn't quite sit with me. Thoughts on the matter? Scum of the Earth, COME ON! (talk) 18:39, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Well we have to take in consideration the Lich King got wounded on holy ground and felt the anguish of a Thousand lost souls AND the restored power of the Naaru.
I dont know if his power level is over 9000/same as the old Gods, but i'm pretty sure he would've been slightly scared since he hasn't been wounded for years and thought himself being to cocky and pulled back before he knew he would make a mistake and duke it out with Tirion without back up.
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As I say haven't played WotLK, so I wasn't aware of these factors. But the comment of his Old-God power level I am making based on the fact that Azeroth has born witness to the Titans, Burning Legion and Old Gods, and of those three, the most powerful have been the Old Gods (the Titans couldn't even manage to kill them all), so it all seems rather suspect that one sword could make him retreat. I'd say it would've been more down to being surrounded by a horde of very angry DKs. Scum of the Earth, COME ON! (talk) 19:00, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
The Ashbringer is not a mere sword though, same with Frostmourne.
While one is the embodiment of Good, the other is of evil and both have shown to have great power.
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The Ashbringer is not the embodiment of Good, it can turn dark. Pudim17 (talk - contr) 19:42, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
True, but now it is a embodiment of good again, and i'm sure if given a same shot of sorts, Frostmourne could be turned too.
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Actually Frostmourne is far more than a simple representation of evil: it is an extension of the Lich King's powers, and as such, to turn it to the light would be to turn a part of the Lich King to the light. Scum of the Earth, COME ON! (talk) 20:44, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
So in other words, we can't purifiy Frostmourne. Didn't think we would anyways :) IconSmall WolvarBig, furry, and insane (Have a conversation with the homocidal furry!) (Come and stalk me! ...No, wait, please don't.) 20:39, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
If I remember correctly, one of the articles about Frostmourne mentioned something along the lines of the sword having been one of the items created for the specific purpose of containing the Lich King's powers(along with the helmet, breastplate and throne itself ((hence why Arthas could hear him through it)), and another that the sword was created by the Lich King within the throne, so either way it is actually part of the Lich King and not simply a sword forged by him on Draenor. Scum of the Earth, COME ON! (talk) 20:44, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Well also if you think about it, the Lich King is fighting the high paladin, most powerful holy dude in azeroth, on holy ground, against ashbringer. That's like attacking Russia in the winter. IconSmall Dwarf MaleUi-charactercreate-classes paladinOkolorionTalk Contribs 03:13, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
I'd say the Lich King's power would by far surpass that of a mere paladin, regardless of who that paladin is. I'd say it would have far more to do with trying to walk on hallowed ground, as depending on how far he'd have to move, he'd be in a "ow, hot sand!" mode. Again, too much stock is being placed in the power of Ashbringer and less in the actual situation: hallowed ground and outnumbered, NOT simply overpowered. I think I'd be pretty worried if God knows how many Death Knights suddenly turned on me, along with a horde of paladins, priests and loads of other classes besides. It's the numbers, not the people that made the difference.
Scum of the Earth, COME ON! (talk) 03:55, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
But dude, that's not a mere paladin with a special sword. Tirion Fordring's already powerful, but then combined with the most holy sword ever, a amazing number of lost souls, holy ground, adrenaline and the element of surprise...Of course Arthas is going to be a bit scared, especially when Tirion is also reinforced and the Lich King has no reinforcements. Battm7 (talk) 01:48, 12 July 2009 (UTC)Battm7


Well, I was looking in the Runeblade section, and it said Ashbringer was a runeblade. Personally, I have a problem with that as Ashbringer is not known as a Runeblade and it doesn't have any known runes on it. So I was just wondering if anybody was with me and if I should take down Ashbringer. Battm7 (talk) 01:53, 12 July 2009 (UTC)Battm7

Stats, Part DeuxEdit

Since the new legendary is Shadowmourne, this seems to be pretty good confirmation that we won't get the Ashrbinger as an item. Can we finally drop the item stats from the main info box and put them further down the page as sort of a "legacy" section? -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 03:23, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

We still have three more expansions before we hit 100, that's a lotta time to add ashbringer into the game... IconSmall Dwarf MaleUi-charactercreate-classes paladinOkolorionTalk Contribs 23:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't really see that as a justification to leave increasingly outdated stats for an important lore weapon that was never legitimately obtainable. We don't have the Frostmourne "stats" at the top of the page, after all. -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 23:58, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Deja vu. Those item statistics are so prevalent in the WoW community that I think to remove them would raise questions from those visiting the article. I would, however, support moving the stats down the page. Being at the top of the page, it may mislead people into thinking it is an obtainable item (despite the notice next to it). --Tyrsenus t c 03:59, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
That's more or less what I'd suggest, yeah. Put the stats further down the page so they're there for posterity's sake, but don't put them at the top or link it as an item anymore (since it isn't obtainable, and even if it is in the future it never was or will be with those stats). -- Dark T Zeratul (talk) 04:12, 25 August 2009 (UTC)