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For the wolf in Tanaan Jungle, see Sif (wolf).
BossSif
Image of Sif
Gender Female
Race Vrykul (Humanoid)
Level ?? Boss
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Unknown
Illusion located in Clash of Thunder
Status Deceased
Relative(s) Thorim (husband), Loken (brother-in-law and lover), Odyn (father-in-law)

Sif was a vrykul woman and the wife of Keeper Thorim. She was murdered by Loken, who then tricked Thorim into believing that it had been the work of Arngrim, the king of the frost giants. This caused Thorim to turn against his giant allies, and later lapse into a long depression.

A tendril of Yogg-Saron impersonating Sif appears as an add in Thorim's boss encounter in Ulduar.

Background[]

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Sif.

Muradin Bronzebeard believes that, based on their similar names, Sif may have come from the Hyldnir village of Sifreldar, or alternatively that the village was named after her. He has suggested that she may have been the winner of an ancient Hyldsmeet,[1] a Hyldnir competition held to determine who will "rule by Thorim's side".[2]

After the Pantheon fell silent, Thorim's brother Loken grew close to Sif, often meeting with her in private to tell her of his worries. In time, the two fell in love and began an affair. Yogg-Saron, from its prison within Ulduar, twisted Loken's thoughts and turned his love into obsession. Loken began to suggest that he and Sif should make their relationship public, but she refused, knowing that the keepers' unity would be destroyed if Thorim discovered the affair. She eventually broke her ties with Loken and told him to leave her in peace. Afraid of losing her, Loken lashed out and killed her.[3]

Thorim and Sif

Thorim discovers Sif's body.

As Loken scrambled to cover up Sif's death, her spirit appeared before him. To his surprise, she forgave him and told him to hurry, lest Thorim find out the truth and the titan-forged descend into civil war. Unbeknownst to Loken, this version of Sif was an illusion created by Yogg-Saron. On the spirit's suggestion, Loken tricked Thorim into believing that Sif had been killed by Arngrim, the king of the frost giants, triggering a war between Thorim's storm giants and Arngrim's frost giants. Sif's false spirit continued to guide Loken and convinced him to create an army with the Forge of Wills, with which he ended the conflict. Unbeknownst to him, Yogg-Saron had planted the curse of flesh inside the forge. When he noticed the curse spreading among his warriors, Loken called out to Sif for advice, but this time she remained silent. Loken realized that Yogg-Saron had tricked him, a discovery that destroyed the last of his noble heart.[3] At the same time, Thorim brooded at the Temple of Storms for centuries over the death of Sif.[4]

Thousands of years later, within the Ulduar raid, Yogg-Saron continued to impersonate Sif and used her to keep Thorim subdued. Thorim's hard mode required that he be defeated in her presence, where she attacked the raid with heavy frost damage spells. After the players broke Thorim of his nightmarish controlled state, Sif transformed into a tentacle of Yogg-Saron and dispersed through the ground.

Abilities[]

Sif will cast spells that hit targets for high amounts of frost damage, she will also teleport around the arena into random spots, she cannot be damaged or targeted and is considered an obstacle for the raid encounter.

  • Touch of Dominion: Subjugates the target to the will of Yogg-Saron, weakening it yet conferring a subtle control. Sif channels this on Thorim which acts as the hard mode goal timer.
  • Melee: Sif will hit with her staff for 1k damage.
  • Frostbolt Volley: Throws a volley of frostbolts to nearby enemies, inflicting them for 11250 to 13750 frost damage and reducing their movement speed by 50% for 4 seconds.[5]
  • Frost Nova: Causes a sweep of ice to immobilize nearby players for 6 seconds, and causes 14138 to 15862 frost damage, 2.5 second cast.[5]
  • Blizzard: Causes a shower of frost and ice to rain down and slowly move around the arena, players hit will be inflicted with 3.2k - 4.2k frost damage and have their movement speed slowed by 65% by remaining in the blizzard.

Quotes[]

Intro
Thorim, my lord, why else would these invaders have come into your sanctum but to slay you? They must be stopped!
Missed Hard Mode
These pathetic mortals are harmless, beneath my station. Dispose of them!
Hard Mode Reached
Impossible! Lord Thorim, I will bring your foes a frigid death!

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

Patch changes[]

  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): (Undocumented changes)
    • Sif's Frostbolt Volley now inflicts 11250 to 13750 damage.
    • Sif's Frost Nova now inflicts 14138 to 15862 damage.
    Frostbolt Volley up from 9000 to 11000, Frost Nova up from 9425 to 10575.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Added.

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