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'''Archmage Ataeric''' was a level 22 [[human]] member of the [[Kirin Tor]] in [[Silverpine Forest]]. Originally his death and staff was required from [[Shadow Priest Allister]].
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'''Archmage Ataeric''' was originally a [[human]] member of the [[Kirin Tor]] in [[Ambermill]] in [[Silverpine Forest]]. His death and staff was required by [[Shadow Priest Allister]]. After the [[Cataclysm (event)|Cataclysm]], he continued trying to defend Ambermill but was killed and raised into undeath as a [[Forsaken]].
   
==Cataclysm==
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==Biography==
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{{Classic only-section|4.0.3a}}
 
[[File:Archmage Ataeric.jpg|thumb|upright|Archmage Ataeric in ''Classic''.]]
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Ataeric, an [[archmage]] of great power, was responsible for overseeing the Kirin Tor's reactivation of the [[ley line]] node under Ambermill. [[Shadow Priest Allister]] sent [[adventurer]]s to kill him and obtain his staff in order to stop the Kirin Tor's efforts.<ref>[[The Weaver]]</ref>
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===Cataclysm===
 
{{Cata-section}}
 
{{Cata-section}}
 
[[File:Archmage Ataeric2.jpg|thumb|upright|Archmage Ataeric's final moments.]]
He survived an assassination attempt before the [[Cataclysm (event)|Cataclysm]], and when the Horde invaded Silverpine Forest, he and the other Ambermill residents shifted [[Ambermill]] into a pocket dimension. Horde adventurers are sent to kill him in order to return Ambermill to Azeroth, after which [[Daschla]] will raise him and the other magi into undeath. The fight with him requires that you kill his minions, rather than fighting him. Killing them will fill his [[mana]] bar until he is overloaded and destroys himself.
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Ataeric apparently survived his assassination attempt. When the Horde invaded Silverpine Forest, he and the other Ambermill residents shifted the town into a pocket dimension. Horde adventurers are sent to kill him in order to return Ambermill to Azeroth, after which [[Daschla]] will raise him and the other magi into undeath. The fight with him requires that you kill his minions, rather than fighting him. Killing them will fill his [[mana]] bar until he is overloaded and destroys himself.
   
After being resurrect Ataeric, like other undead who die in combat or under extreme stress, entered into a violent, frenzied state which made him easy to manipulate and allowed the Forsaken to direct his rage against their enemy.<ref>[[Ask CDev]] #3</ref> He and the other Ambermill residents are [[:File:Ambermill residents undead.jpg|seen]] during the final battle for Silverpine fighting on the Forsaken's side, killing their former comrades. Ataeric, himself, personally battled and killed [[Loremaster Dibbs]] and [[Phin Odelic]].
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After being resurrected, Ataeric—like other undead who die in combat or under extreme stress—entered into a violent, frenzied state which made him easy to manipulate and allowed the Forsaken to direct his rage against their enemy.<ref>[[Ask CDev]] #3</ref> He and the other Ambermill residents are [[:File:Ambermill residents undead.jpg|seen]] during the final battle for Silverpine fighting on the Forsaken's side, killing their former comrades. Ataeric himself personally battled and killed [[Loremaster Dibbs]] and [[Phin Odelic]].
   
 
It is unknown what became of Ataeric after his frenzy ended, but he is either still among the Forsaken or was returned to the grave.
 
It is unknown what became of Ataeric after his frenzy ended, but he is either still among the Forsaken or was returned to the grave.
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==Objective of==
 
==Objective of==
 
*The shield Ataeric is powering must be destroyed to complete [[Transdimensional Warfare: Chapter III]].
 
*The shield Ataeric is powering must be destroyed to complete [[Transdimensional Warfare: Chapter III]].
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*He drops [[Ataeric's Staff]] for the quest [[The Weaver]].
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
[[File:Archmage Ataeric2.jpg|Archmage Ataeric's final moments.|thumb]]
 
 
While maintaining the Transdimensional Shield:
 
While maintaining the Transdimensional Shield:
*'''Summon Arcane Fiend''' - Summon an Arcane Fiend to aid the caster.
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*{{Abilities|Summon Arcane Fiend|id=87253|Summon an Arcane Fiend to aid the caster.|image=spell_arcane_blast}}
   
 
While fighting for the Forsaken:
 
While fighting for the Forsaken:
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*{{Abilities|Blast Wave|id=79857|Unleashes a wave of flame, inflicting Fire damage to nearby enemies and reducing their movement speed for 6 sec.|image=spell_holy_excorcism_02}}
* [[Blast Wave]]
 
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*{{Abilities|Fireball|id=79854|Inflicts Fire damage to an enemy.|image=spell_fire_firebolt02}}
* [[Fire Blast]]
 
* [[Fireball]]
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*[[Fire Blast]]
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*{{Abilities|Flamestrike|id=79856|Calls down a pillar of flame, burning all enemies in a selected area and inflicting additional damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec.|image=spell_fire_selfdestruct}}
* [[Flamestrike]]
 
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*{{Abilities|Molten Armor|id=79849|Causes Fire damage when hit, increases your chance to critically hit with spells by 3%, and reduces the chance you are critically hit by 5%. Only one type of Armor spell can be active at any time. Lasts 10 min.|image=ability_mage_moltenarmor}}
* [[Molten Armor]]
 
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Before ''Cataclysm'':
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*{{Abilities|Chains of Ice|id=512|Forms icy chains around the enemy, locking the target in place for 20 sec.|image=spell_frost_chainsofice}}
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*{{Abilities|Frostbolt|id=20792|Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed for 4 sec.|image=spell_frost_frostbolt02}}
 
*[[Polymorph]]
   
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
{{Main|Transdimensional Warfare: Chapter III#Notes}}
 
{{Main|Transdimensional Warfare: Chapter III#Notes}}
 
==Before Cataclysm==
 
[[File:Archmage Ataeric.jpg|thumb|Archmage Ataeric]]
 
{{rfg-section}}
 
 
===Objective of===
 
*Formerly dropped [[Ataeric's Staff]] for the quest [[The Weaver]].
 
 
===Abilities===
 
* [[Chains of Ice]]
 
* [[Frostbolt]]
 
* [[Polymorph]]
 
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==

Revision as of 14:46, 26 March 2020

HordeArchmage Ataeric
Image of Archmage Ataeric
Gender Male
Race Forsaken (Humanoid)
Level 19 Elite
Class Mage
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Undercity
Former affiliation(s) Alliance, Kirin Tor, Dalaran
Occupation Archmage
Location Ambermill, Silverpine Forest
Status Active

Archmage Ataeric was originally a human member of the Kirin Tor in Ambermill in Silverpine Forest. His death and staff was required by Shadow Priest Allister. After the Cataclysm, he continued trying to defend Ambermill but was killed and raised into undeath as a Forsaken.

Biography

WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.

Archmage Ataeric in Classic.

Ataeric, an archmage of great power, was responsible for overseeing the Kirin Tor's reactivation of the ley line node under Ambermill. Shadow Priest Allister sent adventurers to kill him and obtain his staff in order to stop the Kirin Tor's efforts.[1]

Cataclysm

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.

Archmage Ataeric's final moments.

Ataeric apparently survived his assassination attempt. When the Horde invaded Silverpine Forest, he and the other Ambermill residents shifted the town into a pocket dimension. Horde adventurers are sent to kill him in order to return Ambermill to Azeroth, after which Daschla will raise him and the other magi into undeath. The fight with him requires that you kill his minions, rather than fighting him. Killing them will fill his mana bar until he is overloaded and destroys himself.

After being resurrected, Ataeric—like other undead who die in combat or under extreme stress—entered into a violent, frenzied state which made him easy to manipulate and allowed the Forsaken to direct his rage against their enemy.[2] He and the other Ambermill residents are seen during the final battle for Silverpine fighting on the Forsaken's side, killing their former comrades. Ataeric himself personally battled and killed Loremaster Dibbs and Phin Odelic.

It is unknown what became of Ataeric after his frenzy ended, but he is either still among the Forsaken or was returned to the grave.

Objective of

WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.

Abilities

While maintaining the Transdimensional Shield:

While fighting for the Forsaken:

  • Spell holy excorcism 02.png  Blast Wave — Unleashes a wave of flame, inflicting Fire damage to nearby enemies and reducing their movement speed for 6 sec. 
  • Spell fire firebolt02.png  Fireball — Inflicts Fire damage to an enemy. 
  • [Fire Blast]
  • Spell fire selfdestruct.png  Flamestrike — Calls down a pillar of flame, burning all enemies in a selected area and inflicting additional damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec. 
  • Ability mage moltenarmor.png  Molten Armor — Causes Fire damage when hit, increases your chance to critically hit with spells by 3%, and reduces the chance you are critically hit by 5%. Only one type of Armor spell can be active at any time. Lasts 10 min. 
WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in Classic.

Before Cataclysm:

  • Spell frost chainsofice.png  Chains of Ice — Forms icy chains around the enemy, locking the target in place for 20 sec. 
  • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed for 4 sec. 
  • [Polymorph]

Quotes

Main article: Transdimensional Warfare: Chapter III#Notes

Notes

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Level reduced from 22 to 19. Model updated.

References

External links