Thunderfury's owner, Wray.

Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the legendary sword once wielded by Prince Thunderaan, Prince of Air. Equipping the sword awards the Feat of Strength,  [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]. It is currently the only legendary weapon that is available to all classes.


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Ragnaros the Firelord, and his lieutenants Garr and Baron Geddon, defeated Thunderaan, Prince of Air, after the First Age of Creation, during the Elemental Sundering. Ragnaros was unable to fully consume Thunderaan’s essence, so he forced what little remained into a talisman of elemental binding and shattered it. He gave the two halves to his lieutenants. Ages passed, and somehow the talisman halves found their way into the hands of Highlord Demitrian, a follower of Thunderaan. He recombined the talisman but was unable to release his master. Instead, he did the best he could: He crafted a blade to serve as a vessel for his master's essence.

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Nik the Mountain can be seen wielding the blade.

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When the Earthen Ring decides to resurrect Thunderaan to replace the fallen Al'Akir, a shaman adventurer takes Thunderfury from the corpse of its last wielder — a dwarf warrior called Wray who died while facing Ragemaw[1] — in Azsuna and brings it to the Vortex Pinnacle. With the  [Heart of Skywall] and the power of Thunderfury,[2] Thunderaan is revived and wields Thunderfury as the new Windlord.[3]


Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker is the reward from the quest N [30] Rise, Thunderfury!. It is the culmination of a challenging and very expensive quest chain.

  1. N [30] Examine the Vessel
  2. N [30R] Thunderaan the Windseeker
  3. N [30] Rise, Thunderfury!

The quest chain begins after looting the left or the right half of the  [Bindings of the Windseeker], which drop off Baron Geddon and Garr respectively, in Molten Core. Upon looting either of these, travel to Silithus and talk with Highlord Demitrian. He will hand over the  [Vessel of Rebirth] which starts the quest chain.

The next quest requires the following items:

Bring a raid when returning with the required items to Demitrian because he will summon Thunderaan, who promptly attacks. Upon defeating Thunderaan, loot the  [Dormant Wind Kissed Blade] from its corpse. Deliver this to (the now rather cowed) Highlord, and he will make Thunderfury.

In the RPG

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Thunderfury is a vicious sword, crafted from elementium and containing a crackling electrical core that might be all that remains of Prince Thunderaan. The hilt is unusually long, wrapped in black dragon hide, and studded with small spikes of black dragon bone.[4]

Notes and trivia

  • Wyrmtongue Scavenger in the Arcway can throw Thunderfury.
  • The proc effect has been observed to be approximately 20-25%. The slowing effect from the proc affects both mobs and players. The secondary nature resistance reduction debuff that is applied to the targets does not break crowd control effects, and it is unconfirmed to whether it actually generates any threat (although it will register on a mob's threat table such as critters or the bugs in Twin Emperor's room in AQ40). The Thunderfury proc may also crit for approximately 450 Nature damage.
  • Thunderfury still saw use in the Burning Crusade era but has been easily outdated by current weapons. It is now considered a collector's item at best.
  • While in combat with Thunderaan, Your loot setting should not matter. The quest item will only be available to loot for people with the quest. (If multiple people have the quest there will be a quest item for each one of them).
  • Among the many silly discussions in Barrens chat, sometimes people try to link the item Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker into every conversation. This is presumably because it is both one of the few legendary items at the time and possibly one of the longest item names in the game.
    • Players usually start the conversation by saying "Did someone say  [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]?".
  • Ruul the Darkener wields two weapons looking like Thunderfury.
  • A sword of the same name exists in Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series.
  •  [Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] can be purchased from Historian Llore in Stormwind City or Historian Ju'pa in Orgrimmar at a cost of 50 Timewarped Badge during World of Warcraft's yearly Anniversary event.
  • A replica was crafted by Rooster Teeth in the Master and Apprentice series.[5]
  • The first to obtain a Thunderfury appears to be a dwarf warrior named Wray.[6] He would be referenced during the Shaman Order Hall questline with his corpse still wielding the weapon.[7]


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.3.0 (2020-01-14): Transmogrifiable.
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Item level squished.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stats squished.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12):
    • Additional Nature damage merged into base damage.
    • The Thunderfury effect will now stack with [Thunder Clap].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.1 (2009-04-21): The quest can be started by any class.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): The quest can be started by Death Knights.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): Visual effect of the proc changed.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): The threat generated from the proc has been substantially reduced. The threat generation from a proc of Thunderfury was previously equivalent to that of approximately one application of [Sunder Armor] from a level 60 warrior.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.12.0 (2006-08-22): Thunderfury may be equipped in either hand.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): The tooltip on Thunderfury has been clarified to indicate that only the primary target will receive the slowing effect. In addition, the two effects have been broken down into two different debuffs to prevent incorrect information from appearing in the debuff tooltip for secondary targets (previously secondary targets were told they were slowed when they were not actually slowed).
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): The attack speed slowing effect from Thunderfury has been reduced to 20%, and no longer stacks with other such effects such as [Thunder Clap]. The rate at which the weapon procs has also been lowered.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): The Thunderfury effect's spell damage will no longer be increased by other item effects.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Added.

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