- For the Halls of Valor boss encounter, see Odyn (tactics). For the Trial of Valor boss encounter, see Odyn (Trial of Valor tactics). For the Mechagon mechanical wolf, see Odyn (mechanical wolf).
|Affiliation(s)||Pantheon, Valarjar, Ulduar|
|Occupation||Keeper, Prime Designate of Azeroth|
|Relative(s)||Helya (surrogate daughter), Thorim, Loken (sons)|
“Remember: Life is nothing without Valor.”
- — Odyn
Odyn is one of the titan Keepers and is located in the Broken Isles. He rules the Halls of Valor, and was cursed by Helya to be trapped there along with his valarjar army. Despite this curse, however, Odyn could leave the halls in the form of a vrykul named Havi for long periods of time, or under his true form in short bursts.
Odyn is one of the titan-forged who were empowered by the Pantheon and thus became Keepers. He led the titan-forged armies against the forces of the Old Gods. He was imbued with the powers of Aman'Thul. Together with Tyr, he battled and defeated Ragnaros the Firelord and devised the final plan to bring down Yogg-Saron. For his leadership, determination and courage, he was granted the title of Prime Designate, leader of the titan-forged on Azeroth, and was tasked with watching Yogg-Saron's prison and maintaining the Forge of Wills. Odyn gifted Hymdall with the Gjallarhorn, and if it is sounded, the Keepers are oathbound to answer its call, as it signals that the end times are upon Azeroth.
When the other Keepers decided to ask the Pantheon to empower the Dragon Aspects for their heroism against Galakrond, Odyn was vehemently against it, stating that only titan-forged could be trusted to defend Azeroth. The Aspects were empowered despite his objections, and so Odyn took a section of Ulduar and raised it into the sky, creating the Halls of Valor, and in doing so relinquished his position of Prime Designate. Odyn sacrificed his eye to Mueh'zala, (an ally of the Jailer), in exchange for the ability to peer into the Shadowlands. When Odyn gazed into the Shadowlands, he saw the kyrian and was inspired by them to make something similar for himself.
Odyn told the vrykul that those who died a worthy death in battle would have their spirits brought to the Halls and given new immortal bodies infused with the power of the storm to fight as his Valarjar, which Odyn thought would be better defenders than the dragons. In order to retrieve the spirits of the deceased, Odyn would need vrykul to volunteer to become Val'kyr - inspired by the Kyrian he had seen - and take those heroic vrykul spirits from the Shadowlands. The vrykul objected, and Odyn's adopted daughter, the titan-forged Helya, tried to talk him out of it. Instead, Odyn transformed Helya into the first Val'kyr and ordered her to do the job for him.
Helya nursed resentment against Odyn for thousands of years, until the day Loken, a Keeper who was being manipulated by Yogg-Saron, convinced her to turn against him. Helya used the same magic that had been used to lock the Elemental Plane to seal Odyn and his Valarjar army inside the Halls of Valor, and then decided to take vrykul souls in her new realm Helheim. Helya would be replaced by Eyir as the leader of the Val'kyr, and Loken would go on to steal Odyn's title of Prime Designate.
Odyn, still trapped within the Halls of Valor, has one of his Val'kyr rescue a warrior champion from the brink of death. This hero is not trapped in the Halls of Valor like Odyn and his Valarjar, and so Odyn names them the leader of the Valarjar in the battle against the Burning Legion. Odyn also tests class leaders several times. The first time in disguise as Havi in Stormheim to test their valor, might and will in order to judge if they are worthy of crossing the Gates of Valor, then in a duel in the Halls of Valor to judge if they are worthy of wielding the .
Odyn invites the Huntmaster of the Unseen Path to attend the Night of the Wilds, an event where the spirits of beasts of legend rise in the Fields of the Eternal Hunt. He also tests the Battlelord of his Valarjar as part of an annual trial to determine the strongest warrior in the land.
Trial of Valor
In recent days, great heroes have arrived in the lands of Stormheim in the Legion's wake. Hoping that their might and determination could tip the scales and end Helya's reign, Odyn summons these champions for a final test, the Trial of Valor.
Odyn seeks mortal champions to vanquish the ruler of Helheim his bitter nemesis, Helya, and secure his freedom.
After Helya's defeat, the curse that bound Odyn to the Halls of Valor was at last broken. Odyn said that it had been ages since he last looked upon the halls of Ulduar and that perhaps he should visit his watcher kin.
After finally slaying Helya, the Valarjar would also recover her horn, capable of commanding the legions of kvaldir who are cursed beyond redemption. Odyn commanded the Battlelord use the horn to direct kvaldir against key Legion targets on the Broken Shore.
Battle for Azeroth
Several of Odyn's Val'kyr began to go missing, and even those sent to find them did not return. When an adventurer in the Maw finds and frees Danica the Reclaimer, they return to the Halls of Valor and reveal to Odyn that Helya is still alive and is corrupting his Val'kyr into Mawsworn using his eye that he gave up long ago, now the Eye of the Jailer.
|Location||Level range||Health range|
|Stormheim||101 - 110||19,654,733|
|Odyn (Trial of Valor tactics)||??|
|Helya's Throne (Trial of Valor)||??|
- "Cleverness is useless without strength of arms!"
- "What victories do you bring me?"
- "Have you brought valor to these halls?"
- "Tell me of your battles."
- "My Valarjar."
- "You'll think it less funny plummeted back to Azeroth..."
- "Want to try that from the bottom of my boot?"
- "Bring us tales of victory."
- "May your battles be glorious."
- "Go on my champion."
- "Remember: Life is nothing without Valor."
Notes and trivia
- Wielding may prompt a dialogue that results in Odyn killing the player.
- Odyn's molten beard is, in reality, a scar he earned during the battle against Ragnaros, the Firelord.
- In the Seat of Ascension, Odyn is flanked by four vrykul kings; King Tor, King Bjorn, King Haldor, and King Ranulf. These are the four kings that King Ymiron called on in Utgarde Pinnacle.
- Keeper Odyn and Tyr were close since the former called him his brother.
- Odyn is a clear reference to the Norse god Odin.
- He possesses two ravens named Huginn and Muninn. In Norse myth, Huginn and Muninn belonged to Odin and flew across the world to bring him information.
- Similarly to how Odin gouged out one of his eyes in payment to drink from Mímir's wisdom-granting well, Odyn sacrificed one of his eyes to a spectral being in order to gain knowledge.
- In the Legion alpha, he possessed a dragon named Slepnar, a reference to Odin's eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
- Odin was presented in myth as wise and grandfatherly, but also prone to amoral and ruthless actions if required. This is mirrored in events like Odyn's treatment of Helya.
- Odyn is voiced by Tony Amendola.
- Despite his original distrust for the dragonflights, Odyn's Valarjar use the storm drakes of Stormheim as mounts.
- The Odyn's Spear weapon model is also reused as a weapon model for Captain Fareeya and Lightforged Protectors.
- Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 47
- ^ a b
- ^ : Aegira says: Melba's Storm Brew was the rarest and most desired of her recipes. It was even said that the thunder god Odyn served this brew in his hall of champions.
- ^ : "We need the use of a special cauldron, one owned by Odyn himself. This cauldron is located in none other than the Halls of Valor. There is only one way to enter this exalted place, and that is through the storm god's favor."
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 pg. 31, 37
- ^ Mueh'zala yells: It be Mueh'zala who brought Helya to da Jailer's side... struck a deal for ol' Odyn's eye... and made da Banshee warchief with a whisper!
- ^ Steve Danuser and Frank Kowalkowski with The Lost Codex
- ^ a b The Legend of Odyn
- ^ A deep dive into Bastion, the Shadowlands realm of selflessness and greater purpose
- ^ World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, pg. 59
- ^ World of Warcraft: Legion - Patch 7.2 – The Tomb of Sargeras Trailer
- ^ Trial of Valor#Adventure Guide
- ^ Odyn (Trial of Valor tactics)#Adventure Guide
- ^ Helya (Trial of Valor tactics)#Quotes
- ^ The Legend of Odyn#The Keeper's Eye