NeutralThe Last Line Of Defense
Start Siegemaster Fezzik
End Siegemaster Fezzik
Level 25-30
Category Icecrown
Experience 32400 (or 19g 44s at 80)
Reputation +650 Argent Crusade
Rewards  [Cannoneer's Morale],  [Fezzik's Pocketwatch], or  [Cannoneer's Fuselighter]
Previous N [25-30] A Cold Front Approaches
Next N [25-30] Once More Unto The Breach, Hero

This quest starts (and ends) a phase of The Argent Vanguard and the Valley of Echoes, where the scourge attack, with Nerubians, scourge of various sorts, and Frostbrood Destroyers.


Use an Argent Cannon to destroy 100 Scourge Attackers. You must also kill 3 Frostbrood Destroyers.

Return to Siegemaster Fezzik should you succeed.


I've triggered the base's defenses, <class>! Atop each of the Vanguard's four towers is a retractable Argent Crusade cannon, blessed by Father Gustav himself. You'll need to fly up to one of those towers and man a cannon. Use it to destroy the Scourge onslaught that the Lich King has deployed.

Just one warning, the Scourge will undoubtedly send their frost wyrms to lay siege the towers. Shoot them out of the sky! If they destroy the walls and towers of this base, we're done for!


You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
Inv datacrystal08.png [Cannoneer's Morale] Inv misc ahnqirajtrinket 03.png [Fezzik's Pocketwatch]
Inv gizmo elementalblastingpowder.png [Cannoneer's Fuselighter]


The screams of the dying will haunt me forever! Help them!


You have handled the cannon like a goblin gunner, friend. You've saved the Vanguard and the Argent Crusade - all the while backing the Highlord himself up on the field of battle! Amazing!


Shoot with the Argent Cannon until it has enough mana for the Reckoning Bomb, which unleashes the Reckoning upon the Scourge, inflicting ridiculous amounts of damage. Some might even say the damage is ludicrous.

The "Reckoning Bomb" attack, described as "... inflicting ridiculous amounts of damage. Some might even say the damage is ludicrous," is a reference to this video where a level 60 paladin soloed Lord Kazzak in the Blasted Lands that forced a nearly immediate hotfix to prevent it from happening again.


  1. B [25-30] Preparations for War (questgiver in Dalaran)
  2. N [25-30] Judgment Day Comes!
  3. N [25-30] Honor Above All Else
  4. All three of:
  5. N [25-30] If There Are Survivors...
  6. N [25-30] Into The Wild Green Yonder
  7. N [25-30] A Cold Front Approaches
  8. N [25-30] The Last Line Of Defense
  9. N [25-30] Once More Unto The Breach, Hero

Patches and hotfixes

  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-04-15): Upon completion of the quest "The Last Line of Defense" you will continue to the proper phase for the story in Icecrown.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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