Helegrod: Giant Wing

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Helegrod: Giant Wing
Level: 50 - 105
Size: 12-person Raid
Cluster: Helegrod
Region: The Misty Mountains
Area: Bruinen Source North
Location: [17.9S, 2.2W]
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"Helegrod... Once a dwarf-hold in the Misty Mountains, until the coming of a great dragon. Though the dragon has long since perished, and the ice of many long winters has engulfed the ruins, rumours out of the North speak of a terrible shadow returning to the frozen halls..."

Location

Helegrod is a raid instance intended for raid groups of 12 to 24 players from level 50 and up. The entrance is located at the top of The Bitter Stair, in the far northern reaches of The Misty Mountains. A Camp Site Fire with a Mustering Horn is found south-west of the stairs, at a camp where Sigrun provides raid quests. [19,1S, 2.9W]

Overview

A winding path leads higher into the mountains, through many Giants that can hurl boulders for great distances and also knock unwary players off the edge of a cliff. After the first bend, the group will be stuck in combat with a group of boulder-throwing Giants up on a cliff. Ranged classes should keep aggro off of the healers while the rest of the group fights its way up to the Giants. The rest of the pulls are straightforward, and the path eventually leads to Storvâgûn, the leader of the Giants.

The main tank should grab Storvâgûn and turn him away from the group - the open cliff looks dangerous, but there's an invisible wall, so you don't have to worry about getting knocked off the edge. The rest of the group should stand directly behind the boss and DPS him until the first wave of adds, which should be killed before doing any more damage to Storvâgûn. At about half morale he will drop all aggro and become enraged, while a large pack of snow-beasts charges in. The tank(s) should pick up the beasts and kite them (don't bother killing them as they will just respawn) while the rest of the group finishes off the boss.

If doing Challenge mode, make sure everyone stays near the edge of the cliff, as any players standing too close to a snowbank risk getting knocked back into it and failing the challenge.

Quests


Deeds


Mobs

Bosses

This instance is scalable; for stats, see each boss individually (and add missing data).

Name Difficulty Species
Storvâgûn.png Storvâgûn Arch-nemesis Giant-kind

Others


Lore

In the distant north of the linked valleys of the Misty Mountains lie the frozen halls of Helegrod. Once it was a great Dwarf-hold, home to treasures dug from mountain mines, secure against cold winds and rancorous Orcs, but its glittering riches and mountaintop fires caught the eye of a Dragon called Thorog. It descended on Helegrod and laid claim to the fortress until the coming of Durin V, who led a company of Dwarves against the beast.
Thorog perished, but his defeat cost the lives of many brave Dwarves, including Durin. The survivors, blood-stained and grieving, felt the shadow of Thorog was too great to ever forget. They emptied their treasuries and withdrew, abandoning Helegrod and the corpse of Thorog to the ice. After the flight of Durin’s Folk, Helegrod’s halls lay empty for countless long winters.
The path to Helegrod is a steep and snowy stretch marked by Dwarf-made columns and known now as the Bitter Stair. The main gate of Helegrod is a true testimony of dwarven craftmanship. Here, blazing Dwarf-torches warn of the scarred and evil-tinged halls abandoned beyond. All the great gates of Helegrod bear carvings of the dragon Thorog, who slew so many here and was slain himself too. — Hero's Guide


Loot


Armour
Medium Helm 1 (incomparable)-icon.pngMedium Helm 1 (incomparable)-icon.pngCloak 1 (incomparable)-icon.pngCloak 1 (incomparable)-icon.pngHeavy Boots 8 (incomparable)-icon.pngLight Gloves 1 (incomparable)-icon.pngStorvagun's Favorite Coaster-icon.png
Jewellery
Pocket 1 (incomparable)-icon.pngRing of Lasting Victory-icon.png


Shadows of Angmar Fellowship Instances
Great Barrow:  The Maze •  Thadúr •  Sambrog
Fornost: Wraith of WaterWraith of EarthWraith of FireWraith of Shadow
Garth Agarwen: ArboretumBarrowsFortress
Annúminas: GlinghantHaudh Valandil‎Ost Elendil‎
Angmar: Barad GúlaranCarn DûmUrugarth
Tham Mírdain: The Library at Tham MírdainThe School at Tham Mírdain
Other: The Halls of NightInn of the ForsakenGoblin-town Throne Room
Shadows of Angmar Raid Instances
Raids: The Rift of Nûrz GhâshuBogberethFerndúr the VirulentHelegrod: Dragon Wing (24) • Helegrod: Drake WingHelegrod: Giant WingHelegrod: Spider Wing
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of The Misty Mountains
Settlements: Glóin's CampHrimbargVindurhal
Areas: Bruinen Source EastBruinen Source NorthBruinen Source WestGiant HallsGoblin-townHigh CragNorthern High PassSouthern High Pass
Landmarks: AkûltotBergel's NotchThe Bitter StairThe Black CrackCaldwell PoolCeber LosCirith DaurCirith ImladrisThe Deep-firesDen of the Northern ArmyDómstollEglanúrEikhall DaleErforgh CleftFrosthyle PondGabilazanGhâshruThe Giant's NeedleGoblin-town Throne RoomGollum's CaveGreybough EndHríthur's HavenImlad NornIorbarIskeld's LookoutThe LornstoneMen HelchThe Mountain's ThroatNan GongaragNorthtarnOrod LadenPinnath FenuiRakhâs-bizarSlave PensSnárskrith DellStarkhathStonecaller's CircleThorgest's HavenThundergrotWar SteadingsWhitcleftWrithenbores