|The subject of this article was removed in patch 3.0.2 but remains in World of Warcraft: Classic.
The Frame of Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian, is one of the three essential pieces of the staff (the others being the head and base).
This item is created from 40 Naxxramas.. The Splinters are common drops from bosses in
When the demon lord Archimonde destroyed the city of Dalaran, where Atiesh was kept in a magical vault since the death of the Last Guardian, Medivh, the staff was believed to have been destroyed forever until the return of the lich Kel'Thuzad and his vile lieutenants. The forty Splinters of Atiesh ended up in the hands of Kel'Thuzad's henchmen, in the black citadel of Naxxramas, while Kel'Thuzad himself held the headpiece. The one piece of Atiesh that eluded him was the base, believed to have been lost in Silithus.
- See the Atiesh page for more information on the staff and the location of its other components.
- Talking to either Archmage Tarsis Kir-Moldir in Naxxramas or Archmage Angela Dosantos in Light's Hope Chapel with the frame in your inventory results in them freaking out and scratching at their throats before dying.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): The splinters needed to form this frame have been removed.