WoW Patch 5.3 - Blood in the Snow Scenario Guide
A guide to the World of Warcraft scenario: Blood in the Snow Patch 5.3.
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This scenario is one of the ones added to the game in Patch 5.3. Blood in the Snow is presented from an Alliance point of view and takes place just outside of Iron Forge in Dun Morogh. It focuses on stopping a Zandalar plot to align with the Frostmane trolls in the area.
The scenario shows how the three Dwarf factions have a deep mistrust of each other and as a result only Moira Bronzebeard of the Dark Iron clan is willing to risk helping the leader of the Alliance, Varian, and leave her place at Iron Forge unprotected while away. Help the Dwarves and Humans stop the troll advance and save Iron Forge, and prove the loyalty of the Dark Iron clan.
To start this scenario for the first time you need to visit Lorewalker Cho in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. There he will give you an introduction to the backstory and then you can queue for the scenario.
The scenario is made up of six separate stages that happen at the locations as shown on the map below.style="padding: 5px; float: center; width: 600px; text-align: center;"> src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/249757"
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Stage 1: The Mountaineers
In this first stage all you really need to do is listen to the story line unfold. Varian and Moria talk for a little while discussing the unnatural snow storm ahead and how it has to be a trap. It is decided that you are to be sent ahead as the Alliance Champions to clear the path and given a new ability. That ability is to mark a target for the Dark Iron snipers to attack. Once the conversation ends, so does this stage of the scenario.style="padding: 5px; float: center; width: 600px; text-align: center;"> src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/249758"
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Stage 2: Save Scout Stonebeard
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The scenario grants all players this ability while in it.
The second stage of the scenario is where the scenario really starts. You are sent up the mountain on your first task, to rescue one of the dwarf scouts.
The first scout is just up the hill surrounded by a group of regular trolls and an elite. In addition there are several patrols that march around the entire scenario map, you may or may not need to clear them all, depending how careful your team is.
Stage 3: Save Scout Boldbrew
The third stage is much the same as stage two where you need to rescue another scout just a short distance away.
Again the scout is surrounded by several trolls and there are patrols throughout the area.
Stage 4: Save Scout Forgefellow
The fourth stage is again to rescue a captured scout, but this time there is a nasty named troll there called Bonechiller Barafu. This is in addition to the normal group of trolls that you found with the previous scouts. Your main issue will be with Bonechiller Barafu however. This is due to her ability to cast ice zones that will snare you in position for 15 seconds unless you avoid them.
If you are able to move around fast enough to get away from the snares, your should not have any issues.style="padding: 5px; float: center; width: 600px; text-align: center;"> src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/249760"
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