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to Ten Ton Hammer's Ultimate Guide to Utgarde Keep, Heroic Edition

This guide is
built to cover anything you need to know about Utgarde Keep.
It's got video, a map, loot, boss...

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style="color: rgb(29, 66, 136); font-size: 14pt; font-weight: bold;">Welcome
to Ten Ton Hammer's Ultimate Guide to Utgarde Keep, Heroic Edition

This guide is
built to cover anything you need to know about Utgarde Keep.
It's got video, a map, loot, boss strats, a bestiary, an achievement
guide, the lore of the dungeon, and even individual class guides
tailored to help you get the most out of the instance. While it is
possible to use this guide for the normal non-heroic instance, most of
the information you will find here is based off the heroic (level 80)
version of the instance. Please keep this in mind, particularly when
reviewing the loot and achievement pages.

To navigate
your way around the guide, simply click on the links at the top of the
page to where you want to go.

style="color: rgb(29, 66, 136); font-size: 14pt; font-weight: bold;">Dungeon
Overview

For those WoW
players
starting their Northrend adventures in the Howling Fjord, Utgarde Keep
is the first dungeon players may decide to conquer. Utgarde Keep is
located along the shores of Lake Cauldros. Get some fishing in while
waiting for your group to assemble. It is the first part of two
instances in the same area. Don’t get confused and head to
Utgarde Pinnacle. There are two entrances to Utgarde Keep, which happen
to be right next to each other. If traveling by land to Utgarde watch
out for the mobs just outside the entrances.
 

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First time
dungeon
runners will have the option of picking up a quest or two at the
beginning of the instance. Depending on how you’ve been
questing prior to entry to Utgarde Keep players both Horde and Alliance
may have additional quests that can be completed within the instance.
 

Blizzard does
a great
job of exposing players to a great looking dungeon. It has the feel of
running through a Norse stronghold. Although halfway through
you’ll wonder why any stronghold needs this many stairs.
Maybe Ingvar will hope players die of exhaustion on their trek to him?
 

The denizens
of Utgarde
Keep are comprised of mostly humanoids, with just a bit of Undead and
Protodrakes for flavor. Feel free to use all those crowd control
techniques you’ve come to know and love.
 

If players can
manage it
bring a Paladin along to tank. It’s not necessity but it does
make those Undead encounters a bit smoother. Additionally any Shadow
protection the group can muster will make boss encounters a bit easier.
These bosses love Shadow damage.
 

style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(29, 66, 136);">First
Boss:
Prince
Keleseth and his amazing Frozen Tomb





style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(29, 66, 136);">Second
Boss: The Dalronn
the Controller and Skarvald the Constructor, try singing these names to
the Itchy and Scratchy theme, makes for fun Ventrilo
.



style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(29, 66, 136);">Third
and
Final Boss:
Ingvar the Plunderer, just when you think he’s out. They pull
him back in. You’ll see why.



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Credits

Benjamin
J. de la Durantaye - Managing Editor



Jason
Bolton - Video Script & Druid

Jeff
Francis - Bestiary & Rogue

Dave
Garber - Loot & Warlock


Joe Iuliani - Overview
& Shaman


Jay Johnson -
Achievements & Paladin


Stacy Jones - Lore
& Hunter

Matt
Lowery - Video, Video Editing, & Priest


Byron Mudry - Boss
Strats & Death Knight

David Piner - Map & Mage

Adam Stow
- Video & Warrior

face="Times" size="3">Reuben Waters - Video Musical Score


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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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