Today, we take a look at the Fire Mage Artifact quest line. The Fire Artifact, Felo’melorn, was the blade wielded by the royal Sunstrider family in the War of the Ancients and, more recently, by Prince Kael’thas. It is rumored to be a match for even the Lich King’s mighty blade.
“Flamestrike” in its native tongue, Felo’melorn was borne into battle by members of the Sunstrider family as they proved their valor in the War of the Ancients, during the Troll Wars, and against the death knight Arthas Menethil. After it was destroyed, Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider reforged the sword to be even stronger and used it against the Lich King, trading several blows with the demonic runeblade Frostmourne. Ultimately Kael’thas was forced to retreat, and the sword was lost in the frigid wastes of Northrend.
Felo’melorn, last used in combat by Prince Kael’thas Sunstrider against the Lich King Arthas Menethil, has since been lost to the Lich King’s fortress. Lyandra Sunstrider, now an undead thrall, must be slain to obtain it.
In the alpha, some glitches persist, such as when leaving or entering the Hall of the Guardian (Class Hall), which will sometimes kick players off.
Aside from that and some missing voice overs, the quest line is quick, action-packed, and sees the return of some cool characters, like Aethas, who we last saw defying the Kirin Tor when he commanded the Sunreavers to action in pursuit of the Divine Bell in Mists of Pandaria. Players act on the guidance of Meryl Felstorm, who, under an older name, was one of the founding members of the Council of Tirisfal.
For more on the Legion Fire Mage changes and Artifact abilities, see Malon’s in-depth review: A Brave New World, Fire Mages in the Legion Alpha. For a preview of the Mage Class hall, see Class Hall: Hall of the Guardian, Mage.
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