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.

Objectives Edit

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

Return to Siegemaster Fezzik should you succeed.

Description Edit

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!

Rewards Edit

You will be able to choose one of these rewards:
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[Cannoneer's Morale]
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[Fezzik's Pocketwatch]
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[Cannoneer's Fuselighter]

Progress Edit

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

Completion Edit

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!

Notes Edit

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 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.

Quest progression Edit

  1. Alliance 15 [80] Preparations for War / Horde 15 [80] Preparations for War
  2. Neutral 15 [78] Judgment Day Comes!
  3. Neutral 15 [78] Honor Above All Else
  4. All three of:
  5. Neutral 15 [78] If There Are Survivors...
  6. Neutral 15 [78] Into The Wild Green Yonder
  7. Neutral 15 [78] A Cold Front Approaches
  8. Neutral 15 [78] The Last Line Of Defense
  9. Neutral 15 [78] Once More Unto The Breach, Hero

Patch changes Edit

  • WoW Icon 16x16 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. [1]"

References Edit

  1. ^ Blizz Bornakk 2009-04-16. Recent In-Game Fixes - 4/16/09. Retrieved on 2009-05-24.

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