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NeutralInto the Oculus
Start Archmage Khadgar
End Archmage Khadgar
Level 45 (Requires 45)
Category Mage Campaign
Experience 24,680
Rewards Item level 825 Artifact relic
Archmage
 [Robes of Tirisgarde]
 [Greater Glory of the Order]
5000 Order Resources
58g 20s
Previous N Mage [45] The Might of the Tirisgarde
N Mage [45] When There's a Will, There's a Way
Next N Mage [45] Champion: Meryl Felstorm
N Mage [45] Champion: Archmage Vargoth

Objectives

Talk to Archmage Khadgar when you are ready to travel to the Oculus.

  • Complete the Oculus Scenario

Description

I fear Kathra'natir is behind the attack on Meryl. We have little time to act. I suspect Archmage Vargoth's involvement is no coincidence. While it greatly pains me to destroy an archmage of his caliber and worse, someone I once called friend, we cannot permit his betrayal to stand unpunished. It is time to follow him into the Oculus.

Rewards

You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Spell arcane arcaneresilience.png [Arcanum of the Order] Ability hunter rapidkilling.png [Heartbeat of the Order]
Spell fire felfireward.png [Fel Ward of the Order] Inv elemental primal fire.png [Flame of the Order]
Inv misc enggizmos 08.png [Icy Core of the Order] Ability priest archangel.png [Light of the Order]
Spell nature strengthofearthtotem02.png [Iron Will of the Order] Inv elemental eternal life.png [Prosperity of the Order]
Sha inv elemental primal shadow.png [Dusk of the Order] Inv elemental primal air.png [Gale Wind of the Order]

You shall be granted the title: Archmage

You will also receive: 58g 20s
Inv cloth mageclass d 01chest.png [Robes of Tirisgarde] Achievement reputation 03.png [Greater Glory of the Order]

You will also receive:

  • 5000 Order Resources
  • 24,680 XP

Progress

Have you gone to the Oculus yet?

Completion

You have done the unimaginable, <name>. We are all in your debt. I am proud to henceforth name you Archmage <name>!

Notes

Khadgar
Tell me when you are ready to go to the Oculus, <name>. I should be able to send you through its wards.
Gossip I am ready.
Approach Khadgar, post-scenario

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Archmage Vargoth says: It is sobering to think of how easily Kathra'natir subverted my will. Thanks to <name>'s hard work, I am free and he is not.
Meryl Felstorm says: <Name>! When you defeated Kathra'natir, I felt a great weight leave my mind!
Meryl Felstorm says: I have not been this well in an eternity. The Nightborne Soulstone has rendered Kathra'natir completely powerless. You have my utmost gratitude.
Archmage Khadgar says: I think our luck is changing for the better, old friend. With our newest Archmage and the might of the Tirisgarde, we will defeat the burning legion!
Esara Verrinde says: You are a shining example of the strength of the new Tirisgarde! To our newest Archmage, <name>!
Millhouse Manastorm says: Finally... the Nightborne Soulstone! All mine... I mean ours, of course!
Archmage Khadgar says: Unfortunately we will be unable to keep that promise, Millhouse. So long as the Soulstone serves as Kathra'natir's prison it is best left untouched. I'm sure there are plenty of other powerful artifacts out there for you to find!
Millhouse Manastorm says: Blast! I'm not your friend anymore.
Millhouse runs off.

Stage 1: Falling Skies

  • Kill 15 demons
  • Destroy 5 legion portals

You will start out at the top center area of the Oculus (where Ley-Guardian Eregos would be if you were in the WotLK version). Deal with the nearby demons and legion portals before taking the arcane portal to the Band of Transmutation.

Make your way through the demons to close the legion portal and then move on to the next ledge. Rinse and repeat.

Stage 2: Center of Gravity

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  • Take the portal to the center ring

Stage 3: Twisting in the Wind

The portal will deposit you near Fel Magus Mordriss, but far enough away that you won't aggro the eredar mob. It's here in the center of the band that you'll notice Archmage Vargoth floating in the center of the area, with the fel magi channeling fel energy into him.

Mordriss is the highest in level out of the three (at 114), but his health is also significantly lower. The other two should prove to be no challenge.

Archmage Vargoth says: You have my thanks! I had been hanging out there for an eternity.

Stage 4: Archmage Vargoth

  • Question Archmage Vargoth

All you need to do here is chat with him.

I am forever indebted to you, <name>.
Gossip You have much to explain. Why have you betrayed us?
I would never betray our cause, <name>!
I was gathering notes on the Nightborne Soulstone when I was contacted by an emissary of the Empyrean Society. When I arrived at their enclave, our old nemesis Kathra'natir was waiting for me.
He has been in my head ever since, controlling my every word and action.
Gossip Is Kathra'natir behind the attack on Meryl?
Yes. It is Meryl he is after. He is using the Nightborne Soulstone and the power of the Nexus to drain Meryl of his power. Together you and I may be able to stop him.
He is still here, somewhere below. We must find him!
Gossip That is quite a story. Let's go.

Stage 5: Grounded

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  • Talk to Archmage Vargoth to teleport
Archmage Vargoth says: We should head to ground level. Let me know when you are ready and I will teleport us there.

From this point on, he will follow and assist you.

Are you ready to teleport to the ground?
Gossip I'm ready.

Stage 6: Stealth Philosophy

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  • Find a way into the Nexus building
Archmage Vargoth says: Kathra'natir is in the Nexus building. It appears to be heavily guarded! Perhaps we should use an Invisibility spell and walk right in.

Wait for an opening to appear between the patrolling groups of demons before using [Invisibility].

Archmage Vargoth says: Invisibility will not last long. Let's go!

Make a dash towards the building entrance. Once inside, follow the path ahead to continue to the next stage.

Archmage Vargoth says: We made it! Kathra'natir is inside just ahead.

Final Stage: The Soulstone's Power

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  • Use the Nightborne Soulstone when Kathra'natir is below 70% health
Archmage Vargoth says: There's the Nightborne Soulstone! He's using it against an image of Meryl...
Kathra'natir says: Did you really think you could defeat me, little mage? I am invincible!

The very first action to do here is [Spellsteal] Kathra'natir's Vampiric Aura, which will greatly increase your damage, haste, and grant 100% leech. As a result, the demon should only last long enough to cast Carrion Swarm once (which you should [Counterspell]).

Archmage Khadgar, Archmage Kalec, and Archmage Modera suddenly appear. They begin channeling Arcane Banish at Kathra'natir.
Archmage Khadgar says: Together we can defeat Kathra'natir! Use the Nightborne Soulstone while we hold him off!
The mage adventurer activates the Nightborne Soulstone. Kathra'natir is forcibly drawn inside the magical artifact.
Archmage Khadgar says: You have done it! Kathra'natir is safely imprisoned within the Nightborne Soulstone!
Archmage Kalec says: Well done, my mortal friend! We should bring that back to the Hall of the Guardian for safekeeping.
Archmage Modera says: I would not have thought it possible had I not witnessed it myself. Bravo!
Archmage Vargoth says: Thanks to you, a great weight has been lifted. Let us return to the Hall of the Guardian.

Use [Teleport: Hall of the Guardian] to leave the scenario.

Criteria of

Progression

  1. N Mage [10-45] Felstorm's Plea
  2. N Mage [10-45] The Dreadlord's Prize
  3. N Mage [10-45] A Mage's Weapon
  4. Acquire the chosen artifact:
  5. N Mage [10-45] The Champion's Return (arcane and fire)
  6. N Mage [10-45] The Great Akazamzarak
  7. N Mage [10-45] The Only Way to Travel
  8. N Mage [10-45] The Tirisgarde Reborn
  9. N Mage [10-45] A Conjuror's Duty
  10. N Mage [10-45] Growing Power
  11. N Mage [10-45] Rise, Champions
  12. N Mage [10-45] Technical Wizardry
  13. N Mage [10-45] Archmage Omniara
  14. N Mage [10-45] Building Our Troops
  15. N Mage [10-45] Troops in the Field
  16. N Mage [10-45] Tech It Up A Notch
  17. N Mage [10-45] Ancient Magic
  18. N Mage [10-45] An Unexpected Visitor
  19. N Mage [10-45] A Covert Operation
  20. N Mage [10-45] Prepare To Be Assimilated
  21. N Mage [10-45] What Is Going On Here?
  22. Complete both:
  23. N Mage [10-45] Final Exit
  24. N Mage [10-45] Empyrean Society Report
  25. Side quests:
  26. N Mage [10-45] The Council is in Session
  27. N Mage [10-45] Archmage Vargoth's Retreat
  28. N Mage [10-45] Following In His Footsteps

Level 45

  1. N Mage [45] Kalec's Plan
  2. Side quests:
  3. N Mage [45] Not A Toothless Dragon
  4. N Mage [45] The Enemy of My Enemy...
  5. N Mage [45] Impending Dooooooom!
  6. N Mage [45] A Terrible Loss
  7. Complete all of:
  8. N Mage [45] Into the Oculus

Patch changes

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